Kulekhani Trip

Kulekhani I Hydropower Station located at Dhorsing of Makwanpur via a 5.8 km headrace tunnel to a gate house which controls the flow of water to the power station. From the gate house water travels down a 1,340 m (4,400 ft) long penstock and reaches the underground power station which contains two 30 MW Pelton turbine-generators. The difference in elevation between the reservoir and the power station affords a net hydraulic head of 550 m (1,800 ft).Kulekhani-II Hydropower Station, located at Nibuwatar, Makwanpur, is a cascade of Kulekhani-I with installed capacity of 32 MW and annual design generation of 104.6 GWh. It was commissioned in 1986 and developed with assistance from OECF Japan and the Government of Nepal at a cost of Rs 124 million.

location
Location

Makwanpur

Calendar
Duration

2 Days

Trip Grades
Trip Grades

Easy

Kulekhani I Hydropower Station located at Dhorsing of Makwanpur via a 5.8 km headrace tunnel to a gatehouse that controls the flow of water to the power station. From the gatehouse, water travels down a 1,340 m (4,400 ft) long penstock and reaches the underground power station which contains two 30 MW Pelton turbine-generators. The difference in elevation between the reservoir and the power station affords a net hydraulic head of 550 m (1,800 ft). Kulekhani-II Hydropower Station, located at Nibuwatar, Makwanpur, is a cascade of Kulekhani-I with an installed capacity of 32 MW and an annual design generation of 104.6 GWh. It was commissioned in 1986 and developed with assistance from OECF Japan and the Government of Nepal at a cost of Rs 124 million.

Kulekhani is a beautiful and panoramic landscape situated in the Makwanpur district. Kulekhani is mainly famous for fishing, hiking, trekking, and boating, hence Kulekhani has a great prospect of adventure tourism. Kulekhani can be reached from Kathmandu mainly through two ways among them first, by driving on a vehicle through the Dakshinkali- Hetauda highway and the second one is by hiking about 20 km from Naubise. Boating will make you feel like you are floating upon the shiny diamond flame. The peaceful pond, boating in here will surely make you fall in love with nature!

Kulekhani is a rock-fill dam that was made with the purpose of generating hydroelectricity – also popularly know as IndraSarovar. While visiting Chitlang, on the way we can stop there and enjoy the beautiful scenery around. Many of them can go boating which available by paying about NPR 200/person. The lake water is very clean and the scene around is truly mesmerizing. These facilities have been added in recent years and it is attracting more and more tourists. There are also small restaurants which are good enough to find common food and drinks. However knowing the increasing popularity, there is enough potentiality to develop is further – at least building some temp huts on the bend of the lake for tourist to take rest and protect them from the sun can add beach chair and have some small drinks and nibbles shops around

  • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Matatirtha and Hike to Chitlang
  • Day 2: Hike to Kulekhani and Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Transportation
  • A Travel Guide
  • Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast
  • Hotel Rooms/ Accommodation
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance