I heard a lot about markhu and kulekhani dam from my friends . I along with my friends planned to trek markhu ,kulekhane which is situated in hetauda district near outside of kathmandu valley . We packed some noodles , beverage and some bottle of wine from kalanki (kalanki is inside the kathmandu valley ) .And started trekking next day .
Some basic information you should know about markhu and kulekhani
Estimated Budget : from kathmandu nepal to markhu chitlang for 3 days .(per person )
Food : 70USD
beverage : 100USD
smoking : 5USD (legal weed )
accomodation : 20USD
permit : 20USD (for foreigner only )
other : 50 USD depends on you .
Not To Do
- Try to swim in dam
- Using boat with out Helmsman (boat driver )
- Try to tease any local girl/s
Okay perfect . After collection these warning and informations as per the planning, we had started trekking from kalanki kathmandu ,at around 8AM morning. We begin climbing up the rockey hills , which will be a little bit harder for those who do not exercise daily and harder for those who only use vehicle to travel from one place to another . It was beginning of winter season so it was cold there ( not so cold like mardi himal trekking ) . Beautiful schenerio on this place made us forgot our troubles .
markhu ( chitlang ) is a different place . There is artificial land , artificial big lake and so many other things that you would love to see . We reached fakhel after 4 hour of trekking , and we still need to trek more to reach the markhu ,, We enter inside a local shop ( sauni ko bhatti ) and we had some food and drinks ( sukuti and teen pani ) . Took some rest and then begin trekking again .
After 1-2 hour of walk we reached markhu at the dusk around 6PM but it was dark there , finally we reached Kulekhani dam .
the primary propose of dam is to produce hydro-electricity but being an artificial land and aritficial lake it has been a tourists attraction .
After that we waited for boat then Boat-Boy came to receive us from the hotel and we stayed and get some fun out there . There were another group of people having fun,, some of them are foreigner tourists and some are Nepalis .