• DestinationNepal
  • Durations11 days
  • Trip DifficultyEASY
  • ActivitiesTour and Trekking
  • AccommodationLodge/Homestay
  • VehicleBus/Jeep
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax

Overview

Highlights

  • Heads through the Sherpa, Tamang, Newari Communities.
  • Rich in Buddhist arts and culture.
  • Offers Everest Himalayan panoramas.
  • Suitable trek for Indigenous research to the local villages.

This trek is famous for its cultural diversity and astonishing hill scenery with many excellent viewpoints and mountain panoramas. The trek is in the mid-hills of Nepal known as the Mahabharat Range and at a lower elevation than most other popular treks. It is, therefore, easier and suitable even in the winter season. The first section of the trek takes you to the highest point and from there on it is a pleasant, top-down journey visiting cave, temples, monasteries, fishing villages and much more.

Jointly developed by the Ramechhap Economic Development Forum and the United Nations International Labor Organization, the trail was opened in October 2009 by the Nepal Tourism Board. As of yet, it has seen few tourists and maintains its mystique, offering greater insight into the culture than the busier routes of Nepal.

We begin Indigenous Peoples trek with a scenic drive from Kathmandu through Nepal's lush river valleys and hills. Snowy Himalayan peaks are visible during the ride and from our beginning point at Dunghe. From there, a short trek up to Sailung, an important festival site with a Himalayan panorama. At 3147 m (10,325 feet), Sailung is the highest point of our journey. The hill is rich with plants used in herbal medicine.

We then take a pleasant descent to reach a Buddhist monastery and pass through traditional ethnic villages maintaining a timeless way of life. Along with this trail, you'll be meeting with people from the Sherpa, Tamang, Thami, Majhi, Newar, and Yolmo community.

The Thami are unique to this region and, with a total Nepalese population of less than 30,000, their culture is considered endangered. The Mahji, with a Nepalese population under 75,000, traditionally make a living near rivers through fishing and through boat transport, mostly in the plains bordering India.

We will pass several more viewpoints in the pristine hills and visit one of the largest Tamang villages in Nepal, Doramba Bazaar and the famous Hindu temple of Kandadevi. Eventually, we descend to Lubughat 535 m 1755 feet), the lowest point of our journey along the cool waters of the Sun Kosi River. It is a short walk to the road and a drive back to the Kathmandu Valley.

Note: After exploring the Indigenous Peoples Trail there is much more to do in Nepal. If you are interested in other activities such as more trekking in the mountains, tours of Pokhara and Lumbini, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, jungle safaris and more then we will be happy to arrange it all for you as a follow-on to the Indigenous Peoples Trail.

Few other newly opened trails:

Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Three meals a day (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
  • Accommodation (Tea house and home stay) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every night after Dinner.
  • Public bus to to Mude and again from Nepalthok-Dhulikhel -Kathmandu.
  • Trekking permit and necessary paperwork for the trek.
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and Insurance.
  • A Strong, porter to carry your stuff during the trekking (one porter = two trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Use of sleeping bags, down Jacket,duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, to be return after trip completed).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap as souvenir.
  • Government taxes and other official expenses.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

Cost Excludes

  • Hotel and meals whilst you are in Kathmandu.
  • Airport pick up and drop for your international flight.
  • Nepal entry visa $50 USD for 30 days visa on arrival.
  • Travel and medical insurance (Recommended).
  • International airfare.
  • Your Personal Expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)

Travellers‘ reviews

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    A TripAdvisor Member

    22nd Jan 2014

    Kathmandu Tourism

    Speak Chinese, very warm, the price can not speak English you can communicate with the company's drivers are good, you have to meet some...

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