Chitlang is an ancient Newar dominant village. It is acclaimed to be one of the most popular stops in the old trading routes from Tibet to India, holding a rich historical significance. Chitlang serves to be the most preferred destination from Kathmandu for hiking. Its lustrous green fields and deep green forests which is an abode for more than 100 species of birds are an added attraction of chitlang. Bird watching, fishing, Homestay experience and local foods are the other things that must be explored if visiting Chitlang.
Inspired by Laxmi Prasad Devkota, writer of ‘yatri’ – a Nepalese poem, chitlang also attracts poets who find serendipity in this natural paradise. The people of Chitlang do goat farming and goat cheese is the most popular dairy product of the village. Goat cheese homestay, of Ashok Singh Thakuri and family, is an interesting place to stay and learn the process of cheese making and taste organic plum and ground apple wine. Mesmerizing apple and pear garden, green Bheda farm are the places to see in the village.
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