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Chepang Village Trekking

This is newly developed Trekking trail. This area is about 80 km from Kathmandu. Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail is unique because of one of the most ethnic cultures of Nepal- Chepang Culture. Chepangs, believed to be influenced by Tamangs, speak their own distinct language, leading a nomadic life and their primary lifestyle, hunting, foraging for wild roots and fishing and traditional farming near jungles. A Praja Pande (faith healer) might be an interesting figure for cultural tourists to be introduced to. They inhabit the remote and sparse contours of Makawanpur, Chitwan, Gorkha and Dhading districts. The Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail offers a rare combination of cultural and sightseeing experience.

In clears weather you can see the summits from Dhaulagiri (8167M) To Kanchenjunga (8598M) The trekking passes a variety of landscapes and you will be produced to the inhabitants by means of their songs, dances, hospitality and craftsmanship: they produce among others wine and honey. At the end of the trekking you will know a great deal more about the life of these isolated jungle people.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour at the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Experience the local traditions & culture of Chepang
  • Hike in the most scenic countryside
  • Great views of Rolwaling, GauriShanker, Langtang, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri
  • An easy & relaxing hiking program with lots more to discover

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu City Tour

Day 03 : Kathmandu (1,300m) – Hugdi (309m) – Hattibang (1410m) 4 hrs

Day 04 : Trek to Jyandala (1300m) 5 hrs

Day 05 : Trek to Gadi (1275m) 5hrs

Day 06 : Trek to Shaktikhor (355m) 4 hrs

Day 07 : Drive to Kathmandu

Day 08 : Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tours inclusive of private vehicle and guide.
  • Accommodation at local houses with all meals (local/traditional) during the trekking.
  • Necessary permit and monuments entrance fees.
  • Transfers by car/van or tourist bus as per the itinerary.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation if needed.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.)
  • Tips for guide (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from your designated destinations, you will be received by a representative of the travel company at the arrival gate who will then transfer you to you allotted hotels.  If the time persists, you can either visit the city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu City Tour

The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken towards Kathmandu Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Later, you will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This is a sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva named which is always crowded by Hindu pilgrims. After lunch, visit to Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists) will be carried forward. Likewise, Boudhanath Shrine will be covered by the evening.  After concluding the sightseeing, there will be seminar for you to attend to discuss about the upcoming trekking plans. O/N at Hotel.

Day 03 : Kathmandu (1,300m) – Hugdi (309m) – Hattibang (1410m) 4 hrs

After breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi which is 3 hours drive. Hugdi is about 80 kms away from Kathmandu.  Upon reaching Hugdi, begin the walk towards Hattibang which take about 4 hours of walking. The trail is passes thru finest countryside with surrounding mountain views. O/N at Local House. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 04 : Trek to Jyandala (1300m) 5 hrs

After breakfast begins the trek to Jyandala which takes about 5 hours. This day again the trail is filled up with Spectacular Mountain views as well as witnessing beautiful sunrise and sunset. The Himalayas spotted during the hike includes Rolwaling, Gauri-Shanker, Langtang, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri. It’s a different feeling to witness the complete Chepang settlement and see their culture. O/N at Local House (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 05 : Trek to Gadi (1275m) 5hrs

The trail leads to Siraichuli (1945m) en-route spotting different mountains.  After Siraichuli comes Chisapanitar. You will encounter different spices of birds during the hike. Upon reaching, Gadi you will be greeted by the historical fort of Gadi. O/N at Local House (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 06 : Trek to Shaktikhor (355m) 4 hrs

The trail from Gadi to Shaktikhor requires descending down. We shall also visit Chepang museum and know more about their culture & traditions. In the evening, the locals will perform a cultural program upon request. O/N at Local House (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 07 : Drive to Kathmandu

After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu from Saktikhor which is about 6 hours drive. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check-in hotel. AM: At leisure/Free for shopping. O/N at Hotel

Day 08 : Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

As per your flight timings, you will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule from your hotel in Kathmandu. A day to bid farewell to the glorious country situated in the South Asia. While waiting for your flight, you can make plans to venture other destinations of the majestic country in near future.

We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Chepang Hill Village Trek privately with your personal guide so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes. To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit our groups with 10 people per guide. Please contact us if you have a bigger group and we will arrange several guides for you depending on group size.

Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the sightseeing tours. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group 3-10 people.
 
Tour duration
The tour duration is 7 nights/8 days. The sightseeing is done at the cities of the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu & Patan).

Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.

Meals
Breakfasts are included during your stay in Kathmandu. During the trek, all meals – local/traditional (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) are provided.

The sightseeing places we visit will include:

Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

Swoyambhunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises. The stupa is towards the western side of the Kathmandu valley atop a hillock commanding great view of the entire Kathmandu Valley.

Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines located 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temples existence prior to 400 AD. The holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple is also the cremation ground for Hindus.

Bouddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site)
The Bouddhanath Stups is the largest stupa in the valley located about 6 kms to the east of downtown Kathmandu. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating
specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhanath.

Important Note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 08 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Easy

Activities: Cultural Sightseeing & Hiking

Best Season: Feb-May and Sep-Nov

Max Altitude: 1,410 meters (Hattibang)

Daily walking: 4-5 hrs

Transportation: Private vehicles

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full board on trek

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu, Lodge/Home-stay during the trek

Trip Type: Home Stay trek

Starts/Ends: Hugdi/Shaktikhor

Group Size: Minimum 2 People

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