Chitlang makes a comeback as tourist destination

Chitlang, an ancient trading route which linked Kathmandu with the rest of the country before the Tribhuvan Highway was built, has bounced back from the brink of becoming a no-go destination for tourists.

Chitlang, an ancient trading route which linked Kathmandu with the rest of the country before the Tribhuvan Highway was built, has bounced back from the brink of becoming a no-go destination for tourists. Located in the southwest of the Kathmandu valley, Chitlang is gradually turning into a tourist hub, drawing over 1,000 domestic and foreign tourists every week.

Before the Tribhuvan Highway, also known as byroad, was built, Chitlang was a major trading route, with traders walking over the trails to enter the Valley. The foot trail that passes through Thankot, Chandragiri Pass, Chitlang and Kulekhani extends to the Indian border in the south. The ancient route with historical importance, however, lost its glory after the highway was built.

 

 

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