Makwanpur is one of the nearest destinations around Kathmandu that has lots of places to visit. To think about a proper place for a hike and one night stay around Kathmandu, Chitlang-Markhu hike can be one of the best choices. There are several roads that you can take to reach Markhu village from Kathmandu. The one that offers the best road conditions is the Pharping-Phakhel-Kulekhani route.
Markhu is another place, mostly popular as Indrasarowar. It is the largest man made lake in Nepal and is the only reservoir based hydropower in Nepal. It was created due to the Kulekhani dam. The lake lies between the gorge of Markhu and Kulekhani VDC. Boating is another major attraction in Markhu where Rs150 per head is charged for half an hour boat ride and rate increase adding more hour for ride.
The lake looks peaceful and beautiful along the typical Nepali village. There is also a suspension bridge over the lake that has added beauty and an extra viewpoint of Indrasarowar.
The evenings in Chitlang are interesting to stay. There are barbeques around. This is a wonderful place to spend time if you have a limited time. Just two days off from your schedule to this place can energize you and make you feel fresh. Make a plan, and do this visit this great place.