Asiana Treks

Chepang Heritage Hill Trekking

Duration
9 days
Max. Elevation
1945m
Group size
1 - 15
Level
EASY
Transportation
Tourist Bus/ Taxi
Best Season
March to may/September to November
Accomodation
homestay
Meals
B/L/D/ only in Trekking
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

    • Traditional hiking trip along the mountain ranges of the Mahabharata.
    • Investigate the customs and cultures of the Chepang people.
    • Enchanting trek down the less-traveled local trail.

Overview

Overview

Chepang Heritage Hill trekking lies at an elevation of 1945m in the Mahabharat Mountain range of Central Nepal north to Chitwan National Park. Firstly, the trek starts on the drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi and further on foot. Chepang people are the indigenous Tibeto-Burman ethnic people called to be the poorest of the poor and endangered communities in Nepal. Gradually, Chepangs are shifting from a semi-nomadic lifestyle to a more normal settled life. 

Along with experiencing the Chepang culture and tradition, the Chepang Heritage Hill trekking is full of exotic views, crackling trees of dense forest, chirping birds, and crimson sunrise and sunset. However, the local people live by hunting, fishing, and self-sustain farming or majorly depend on maize, rice, and wheat. Likewise, the Chepang community has its own culture, tradition, and language, and dressing style. Chepang community provides a completely different cultural experience than what heard, read, or experienced in the rest of Nepal. 

Surprisingly, the trails also showcase the sublime and distinguished view of splendid Himalayan Peaks such as Rolwaling, Dorje Lapka, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Manaslu Range, Himalchuli, Annapurna range, and Dhaulagiri.  The magnificent view of the landscape, the tourist-friendly locals, Chepang culture, local dishes, and homestays make this trek to Chepang hill a remarkable experience of the isolated trails.

Chepang Heritage Hill trekking are accompanied by high hills and streams along with some wildlife in a dense forest. Moreover, the established Chepang museum serves the best history of the culture, language, lifestyle, and musical instruments. Ultimately, the trek is put to the final phase after hiking the upper Dhangadi to Shaktikhor and drive back to Kathmandu. 

Trip Itinerary

Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important centre of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

Today we start our Chepang Heritage trekking with a drive of three hours to Hugdi Bazaar, a small settlement at a height of 306 metres, from Kathmandu. After a Three hour drive, we will hike for five hours through some difficult and uphill terrain to reach Hattibang. Giri Puris, Magars, and Chepangs occupy the village. We'll stay the night in this rural village. Stay the night at a homestay at Hattiban.

We will hike from Hattibang to Jyandala in the early morning. In order to get to this small community of Chepangs, we will go along the main trail for around five hours. When we arrive in Jyandala, we may stroll through such a picturesque village and learn more about the Chepang people and their culture up close. Spend the night in a homestay at Jyandala. We will walk from Jyandala to Siraichuli in a downward direction after a hearty breakfast. We will remain refreshed during the journey thanks to the cool wind coming from the forests. From there, we'll take Chisapanitar to get to Gadi. The silver western peaks may be seen in stunning detail from Siraichuli. Additionally, we can see exotic birds in the woodlands of Chisapanitar Gadi homestay for the night. The journey will take six hours.

We will arrive in Shaktikhor after at least six hours of downhill hiking. When we arrive, we can check out the Chepang museum and visitor centre. We can also visit the mysterious caverns and waterfalls nearby. overnight at Shaktikhor.

We will be in the renowned city of sauraha Chitwan after one hour trip from Shaktikhor. We'll go to the Chitwan National Park, which is also included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will always remember our experience in the national park. On an elephant ride, we will go on a forest safari. A one-horned rhino and a royal Bengal tiger are among the rare creatures and birds that we can observe. We can participate in the Tharu cultural programme later.

Jungle safari activities in Chitwan National park. A full day of jungle safari activities is scheduled for today. From the Elephant ride to the Jungle walk and canoe ride to the cultural village walk, all activities are scheduled and we will follow the scheduled activities accordingly. The activities today will bring us face to face with some beautiful animals in the jungle-like horned rhinoceros, deer, bear, crocodiles, different species of birds and an occasional encounter with the royal Bengal tiger. We also visit the elephant breeding centre and elephant bathing place.

From Chitwan, we drive to the capital city of Kathmandu will take around 8 hours. The view of the green hills and snaky rivers, and the fresh wind blowing from the lush hills will keep us thoroughly refreshed throughout the journey. You can spend the evening further exploring this historic city. You can also go travel to the outskirts of the valley. Buy souvenirs at Thamel, Basantapur and the old towns of Patan and Bhaktapur to take back home.

You will be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior according to your flight schedule.

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Includes

    • Airport picks up and transfers to Hotel.
    • Accommodations in Kathmandu and Chitwan at 3-star category with breakfast.
    • A day sightseeing in an old heritage site in Kathmandu with a city guide.
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
    • Necessary Land transportation.
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System.
    • An experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide.
    • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)
    • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, and transportation of our trekking crew.
    • Homestay accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek.
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
    • Cultural dance with farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and domestic airport tax.
    • Your Travel/Medical insurance.
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and full board in Chitwan.
    • Bar bills, Laundry and hot shower while on the trek.
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
    • Optional trips are not specified in the itinerary.
    • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost).
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
    • Donations to the local organization.
    • Tipping to guide and Porter.

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