Chitwan Chepang Hill Trekking

Chitwan Chepang Hill Trekking

TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.

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Duration:

9 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

1600m

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

All over the year.

When someone mentions Chitwan, the things that come to mind are rhinos, tigers, elephant safaris and the dense forest of Sal trees, but it is not limited to that. Chitwan has much more to offer for hikers and nature lovers.

The unexplored "Chepang Hill Trail" is a new attraction in Chitwan. Chitwan Chepang Hill Trek is a nine-day journey that takes you to the unexplored settlement of the Chepang people, one of the major indigenous communities in Nepal. This trip is perfect for those who are interested in learning about the culture of this nomadic settlement along with naturally beautiful places.

Aside from these features, the highlight is the homestay experience offered during the trek. An unique experience of sharing your accommodation as well as authentic local food with the locals is an experince of a life time. Our hrek begins from Hugdi and ends at Shaktikhor. For more details about the trek, please feel free to email us.

Starting Price

USD 799 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in the city with thousands temples; Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

A representative of Himalayan trekkers will meet and greet you at the airport 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Kathmandu valley is also known as the city of temples, which has many things to see. It has a cluster of 7 world heritage sites among which 3 are old palace areas (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square),  2 are Buddhist stupas (Boudhnanath, and Swayambhunath) and 2 are Hindu temples (Pashupatinath, and Changu Narayan) . We will arrange for the sightseeing of any four places as per your interest.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Scenic drive to Hugdi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a warm breakfast, we start our drive to Hugdi, which is 80 km away from Kathmandu on the western side. 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 village life. You might get a chance to see the farmers milking their buffalo.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays/tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs drive.

Day 4

Trek to Hatti bang.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today our homestay destination is Hatti bang situated at an altitude of 1400 meters. The walk is around 5 hours and as the altitude suggested we will be gradually going up from Hugdi. After a couple hours of walk, we will halt at a Magar settlement. We continue walking for an hour and stop for lunch. Soon after lunch, in another couple of hours we are at Hatti bang which offers a scenic view of the surrounding hills and even the Annapurna range if the weather is very clear. In the evening, you will be  interacting with the local host regarding their daily life. Our trekking guide will interpret as many of them don’t speak English at all.

Accommodation: Homestays/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 5

Trek to Jyandala.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will leave Hatti bang and move towards Jyandala, a village situated around 1600 meters above the sea level. This village is famous for the sunset and sunrise view over the western Himalayan ranges of Nepal, besides the hospitality of the homestay. This is a unique place in terms of view as you can witness some of the highest peaks in the world such as Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna, and the flatlands which are less than 100 meters from sea level.

In the evening, a nice meal from the host. You can try your hand in cooking traditional Nepali food here at Jyandala. 

Accommodation: Homestays/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Upper Dhangadi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The portion of the trail we cover today is very interesting as we go up and down, time and again. The dense forest with more than 300 species of birds  and their chriping sounds make the walk more interesting. Besides a large number of birds, different species of wild animals are also seen in this area but during day time, the chance of encountering them is very low.  .

After a long yet good walk, we will reach upper Dhangadi for our overnight stay. 

Accommodation: Homestays/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Shaktikhor.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is the last day of the trek. We will descend to about 300 meters. 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.

Accommodation: Homestays/tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 8

Drive back to Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, return back to Kathmandu with a scenic drive.

(Note: If you have good leisure you can extend your trip and explore Chitwan National park too). 

After arriving at Kathmandu, you are free to explore on your own. In the evening, farewell dinner with team of Himalayan trekkers. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 9

Departure time.

Our airport representative will assist and transfer you to the airport for your scheduled flight back to your hometown. 

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable, and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Chitwan, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But if possible, you can personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!
On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Trekking Permit/Trekking Map
  • National Park/Conservation Fee
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during the trek,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements
  • Transportation by bus, car, or by flight as per itinerary
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • All government tax
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees with private vehicle 
  • Expert government certificate holder guide.
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters
  • Airport pick up and drop off with an escort

Whats Not Included

  • International Airfare and departure taxes
  • Nepal Visa fees (US$ 40 for 30 days)
  • Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
  • All meals in the city (Lunch & Dinner) 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal clothing (available for 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 are not mentioned in the Includes 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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