Chepang Hill Trek – 6 Days

Chepang Hill Trek – 6 Days Brief Insight

This is an exotic trek that offers a closer peeking inside the lives of Chepang people. The trek through the Mahabharata range, at moderate altitude through less crowded, beautiful hillsides allows you to indulge in the life of the semi-nomadic Chepang people. The Chepangs are ethnic people with a distinct lifestyle who feed on fruits and roots and have unique cultures of their own. Due to the remoteness of city life full of conveniences, the indigenous people are considered to be among the marginalized groups of Nepal.

Along with the new cultural experience, you will enjoy the mesmerizing views of the sunrise, the mountains from Sira-chili, and bird watching along the trail. This trek helps you explore the true condition of Chepang people on one hand, while on the other the trek helps promote local products, expand local tourism, and show their clear picture to the rest of the world.

Highlights of Chepang Hill Trek – 6 Days

  • Chepang Hill Trek leads you through the unexplored beautiful hillsides of Chitwan.
  • The trail offers cultural highlights of one of the indigenous communities of Nepal.
  • The trail leads you through an ever-changing landscape, nature and the spectacular views make it an ideal place to stay overnight with local families.
  • Shaktikor is a Chepang village and the center of the sustainable tourism initiative of the Chepang people.
  • There is a Chepang Museum and a visitor’s information center.
    Caves and waterfalls around the village invite you to stroll in the area.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi (309 m) (4/5 hrs)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi pass through Majim Tar and cross the bridge over Hugdi Khola
Upon arrival at Hugdi Bazaar transfer to hotel or lodge and refreshed
In the evening explore the area and experience village life.
Overnight at hotel or lodge

Day 2 : Trek from Hugdi to Hatti Bang (1410 m) (5/6 hrs)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast trek from Hugdi to Hatti Bang pass through Magar settlement and climb steadily
Upon arrival at Hatti Bang transfer to hotel or lodge and refreshed
In the evening explore the local area as well as Magar, Chepang and Giripuri culture
Overnight at hotel or lodge

Day 3 : Trek from Hatti Bang to Jyandala (1600 m) (5/6 hrs)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast trek from Hatti Bang to Jyandala to observe the complete Chepang settlements and their culture.
Upon arrival at Jyandala then transfer to the homestay and refreshed
In the evening explore the local area and unique place in terms of the view of the highest peaks in the worlds such as Dhaulagiri, Rolwaling, Gaurishanker, Langtang, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna as well as a view of flat land of terai region
Overnight at homestay

Day 4 : Trek Jyandala to Upper Dhangadi (1275 m) (6/7 hrs)

Early in the morning breakfast at homestay
After breakfast trek from Jyandala to Upper Dhangadi walk on both ascending and descending trails.
Passing through a dense forest and bird watching as well as wild animals are also seen in this area
Observe the complete Chepang settlements and their culture.
Upon arrival at Upper Dhangadi then transfer to hotel or lodge and refreshed
In the evening explore the local area
Overnight at hotel or lodge

Day 5 : Trek from Upper Dhangadi to Shaktikhor (355 m) (6/7 hrs)

Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast trek from Upper Dhangadi to Shaktikho
We will cross the river several times before reaching Sampharang.
After about six hours of walk, we reach the bustling market town of Shaktikhor.
Upon arrival at Shaktikhor then transfer to hotel or lodge local community and refreshed
After refreshment explore the local area with Chepang Museum and Chepang Development Center, which has locally produced goods on sale, including mustard seed oil and honey.
In the evening, local Chepang people will organize a cultural program for you.
In addition, we can add one extra night in Shaktikhor in order to explore Chitram waterfall and Majhbang or Bat cave and Sindi Waterfall.
Overnight at hotel or lodge

Day 6 : Drive from Shaktikhor to Kathmandu (7/8 hrs)

Early in the morning local breakfast in the Chepang community After breakfast drive from Shaktikhor to Kathmandu with the remembrance of life time experience trekking inside the ethnic groups of people’s lifestyle
Upon arrival at Kathmandu transfer to the hotel
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

What is included in Chepang Hill Trek – 6 Days

  • Trekker’s information management system. (TIMS Card)
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • All Trekking Permit and Local Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

What is Excluded

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All Hot and Cold drinks
  • Single Trekker & Solo Trekker (Porters Extra Charge)
  • Special Table Menu/Bakery Cafe
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

Additional Infromation

Chepang Hill Trek is an opportunity to realize the socio and cultural status of marginalized people in the bottom hill of Nepal. The indigenous Tibeto-Burman community inhabits the ridges of the Mahabharat mountain range of central Nepal.

Similarly, the shy and nomadic Chepangs have over the past two or three generations been more outwardly and semi-nomadic. They live in caves or thatched houses relying increasingly on production. Thus, they grow maize, millet, and bananas.

Generally, Chepang people practice Hinduism and Buddhism, however, they follow Animism. Their language is Tibet-Burman, Raute, and Raji. Chepang language is one of the rare languages which use a duodecimal counting system.
In the same way, Lack of education, awareness, and health facilities, the people are backward in common society.

Only 15 percent of Chepangs are literate and almost 90 percent of Chepangs are below the poverty line. The school enrollment rate is very low and the drop-out rate is very high.

Chepangs possess vast indigenous knowledge about herbal medicines. In terms of food, fiber, medicine, housing materials, fodder, and various other needs.

Our service for our guest

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