DAY 01 Chitlang – Markhu – Daman
Early morning pick – up at the hotel. Drive 40 minutes to Thankot. From Thankot the road until you reach a pass is quite rocky and difficult. It is an uphill with sharp bends and some rocky portion. The road as you go higher will offer you the best views of Kathmandu valley and as you reach at a pass on the top which borders the Kathmandu valley, you will have an easy and fun ride. The road actually was an old trade route between Kathmandu valley and southern belt of the country . After a few minutes of descent you will arrive at the beautiful old town of Chitlang. There are beautiful old houses on the either sides of the road. We will pass by the old newari village and visit the pear garden. On your way you will pass through beautiful paddy fields and forests of pine trees. A surprising beautiful big grazing area protected by community would be great place to have a short rest and get the first glimpse of the lake below. Few minutes and you will arrive at Markhu at the bank of Indrasarowar lake.. Near the edge of the lake you can have a good lunch and go on boating across the lake for hike to Daman. Afternoon you will reach at Daman after a hiking for about 3 hours.
Overnight at Everest Panorama Resort.
DAY 02 Sightseeing around Daman. Drive back to Kathmandu
Today you can wake up early in the morning to get wonderful view of sunrise and 180 degree panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. From the view tower you can witness the mountains ranges of Annapurna to Gauri Shankar. After breakfast you will have a sightseeing around Daman. Visit Temple of Risheswor Mahadev and monasteries. After lunch hike down to lake and drive back to Kathmandu via Pharping. At Pharping we will have a short stop and visit a temple and a meditation cave of Guru Rinpoche Padmashambhava.