Chitwan Chepang Hill Trekking (Home stay)9 Days
When someone says Chitwan the things that come in mind are rhinos, tiger’s elephant safari and dense forest of Sal tree but beside that Chitwan have some more things to offer for trekkers and hikers. The unexplored Chepang hill trail is a new attraction in Chitwan. This trail as the name signifies has settlement of the Chepang people who are some of the most backward and endangered communities of Nepal. This nine day trip takes you to places of cultural interest and also to places which are naturally scenic. Besides the nature and culture the most interesting things is the home stay experience which is offered during the trek. From sharing the farm work to food is a unique experience. This trek starts from a place called Hugdi and ends at Shaktikhor, one of the places where the Maoist guerrillas were kept during the peace process.
The Kathmandu Durbar Square is enclosed with remarkable structural design and brilliantly settings the abilities of the Newar artists and craftsmen over some eras.
Itinerary in Detail
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to the hotel.
A representative of Adventure Mission Nepal will receive you and transfer you to the hotel. In the evening we will arrange your meeting with your trekking guide so that you can have your queries solved if you have any.
Day 2: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu valley, often referred as the city of temples has many things to see. It has a cluster of 7 world heritage sites among which 3 are old palace areas, 2 are Buddhist stupas and 2 are Hindu temples. We will arrange for the sightseeing of any four places as per your interest.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi
After a warm breakfast we start our drive to Hugdi, which is 80 km away from Kathmandu on the western side. The drive will be approximately 2 hours (depends a lot on the number of traffic moving out of Kathmandu on that day). Hugdi is situated at about 310 meters from Sea leave and we stay in a house managed by the family. In the evening you can stroll around the area and experience the village life. You might get a chance to see the farmers milking their buffalo.
Day 4: Trek to Hatti bang.
Today our home stay destination is Hatti bang situated at an altitude of 1400 meterse. The walk is around 5 hours and as the altitude suggested we will be gradually going up from Hugdi. After couple of hours of walk we stop at a Magar settlement. We continue walking for an hour before lunch and after lunch in another couple of hours we are at Hatti bang which offers a scenic view of the surrounding hills and even Annapurna range is the weather is very clear. In the evening interact with the local host regarding their daily life. Our trekking guide will interpret as many of them don’t speak English at all.
Day 5: Trek to Jyandala.
Today we have a walk of around 5 hours before we reach Jyandala, a village situated at around 1600 meters. This village is famous for the sunset and sunrise view over the western Himalayan range of Nepal, besides the hospitality of the home stay in Nepal. This is a unique place interms of view as you can see some of the highest peaks in the worlds such as Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna and the flat lands which are less than 100 meters from sea level. Evening nice meal from the host. You can try your hand in cooking traditional Nepali food.
Day 6: Trek to Upper Dhangadi.
The portion of the trail we cover today is very interesting as we go up and down time and again and the dense forest with more than 300 species of birds makes it more interesting. Besides the large number of birds different species of wild animals are also seen in this area but during day time encounter with the wild animals is very rare. By the end of the day you will have walked almost 6 hours and start feeling tired. Overnight at community home stay.
Day 7: Trek to Shaktikhor.
Today is the last day of your trek. We will walk down to about 300 meters and the walk is about 5 and a half hours. After we reach Shaktikhor we will visit the Chepang Museum, waterfall and caves. You can also visit the camp of the Maoist guerrillas. In the evening we will organize a Chepang cultural program for you.
Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu.
Drive back to Kathmandu from Shaktikhor or you can extend your trip to Chitwan national park for an added experience.
Day 9: Final Departure.
Transfer to airport by our representatibe for your onward destination
- Treking Permit/Trekking Map
- National Park/Conservation Fee
- Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
- Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,.
- Transpotation by bus, car or by flight as per itinerary
- Medical kit box
- TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
- Trekking Equipments
- All government tax
- All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
- Expert government certificate holder guide.
- Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing by professonal tour guide and private vehicle.
- Airport pick up and drop with an escort
- International Airfare and departure taxes
- Nepal Visa fees (US$ 40 for 30 days)
- Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
- All meals in city
- Travel Insurance
- Personal clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
- Personal nature expenses such as beverage, tipping (Guide/Porters/Driver), shopping etc
- Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
- Any others which is not mentioned in include