Chepang Hill Trek
Chepang hill Trek begins from Hugdi, one can raft to Hugdi from Kurintar. From Hugdi the trail goes to Hattibang where there are 4 households ready for home-stay where one can also experience the cultural performances of Chepangs and other ethnic groups and bird watching activity. Then comes Siraichuli which is the highest viewpoint and offers magnificent sunrise and sunset views with wide range of Himalayas in the likes of peak 29, Annapurna range, Gorkha Himal, Gaurishankar, Dhaulagiri, Langtang, Rolwaling, Manaslu. You can also paraglide from this point.
A good camping site waits at Upperdangadhi which a classic octagonal artillery fort is passing into the Chitwan hills that defended the surrounding countryside during the reign of Bahadur shah.
Chepang Hill trek
Trip Duration: 11 days
Max. Altitude: 1945 m
Season: Sep - May
Trekking: Teahouse/Home Stay/Camping
Accommodation: 4 nights in Kathmandu, 1 nights in Chitwan & 5 nights in trekking lodge
Transportation: Tourist bus or private vehicle or Flight
Group Size: Min 2 pax
- Welcome in Airport by garland
- Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
- Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara in 2 stars to 5 star hotels with breakfast
- sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
- Kathmandu /Hungdi & Chitwan /Kathmandu Transportation in local bus private / flight
- Accommodation in tea house during trek
- Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
- 4 seasonal sleeping bag
- Trekking map for group
- All necessary paper work & Permits
- All cost for a Clear Sky Treks staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between 2 members while on trek )
- Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Clear Sky Treks staffs
- Travel & Rescue arrangement.
- All government taxes.
- Farewell dinner
- International Airfare
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
- Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
- Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
- Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
- Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD USD $ 40||USD USD $ 40||USD USD $ 75||USD USD $ 95|
|Chitwan||USD USD $ 40||USD USD $ 40||USD USD $ 75||USD USD $ 95|
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Durbar Square: 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, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath:6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath:dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.
Kathmandu –Hugdi & trek to hattibang
Drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi which takes about three hours. Trek from Hugdi to Hattibang and it takes about five hours. Hugdi is between Mugling and Krishna Bhir in Dhading district about 80 kilometers from Kathmandu. Hattibang offers good scenery of the surrounding mountains and you trek through pristine mid hill forests. You can experience Magar, Chepang and Giripuri cultures at the community-run home-stays and community-managed guest house. The cultural shows by locals can be enjoyed. Local handicrafts can be possessed here. You can make a tour of the village and visit the community lodge.
Hattibang to Jyandala
Trek from Hattibang to Jyandala via Jautesh, Changa and Dinglang which takes about three hours. On the way you cross several villages which are purely Chepang settlements.
Jyandala to Gadi
Trek from Jyandala to Gadi via Siraichuli and Chisapanitar and it takes about six and half hours. You trek through rough landscape and vegetation. Siraichuli (1,945m.) is one of the highest hills of Mahabharat range. It offers magnificent views of the mountains and fascinating views of sunrise and sunset. You can enjoy the spectacular views of Rolwaling, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Gorkha Himal, Peak 29, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and the Chitwan National park in the Terai. Chisapanitar is a popular bird watching site where 250 varieties of bird species are found. The dense forest in this region is also home to other wild animals. Gadi used to be the headquarters of Chitwan till early 1962. The remains of a historic fort that defended the surrounding countryside are still here. The fort at 1275 is said to have been built by Shatru Bhanjan Shah. Here you can also enjoy the magnificent views.
Gadi – Shaktikhor
Trek from Gadi to Shaktikhor which takes about five hours. Shaktikhor, the ending point of the trek, provides innumerable opportunity to visitors for a memorable cultural experience. You can gain cultural experience at Shaktikhor. Other attractions include visit to Chepang museum, Sinti waterfall and Sinti cave. You can make village tour and can enjoy cultural show performed by Chepang and Magar.
Drive from Shaktikhor to Sauraha which takes about one hour or drive from Shaktikhor to Kathmandu and it takes about seven hours.
Majhbang to Chitwan
Trek from Majhbang to Chitram and trek back to Shaktikhor which takes about four hours. You visit Chitram waterfall and then retrace your route back to Shaktikhor. You can experience the Chepang culture, birdwatching, fishing and village tour to Chepang settlements.
Chitwan to Kathmandu
Drive from Shaktikhor to Kathmandu and it takes about seven hours
Kathmandu free day of your own. Overnight in Hotel BD
This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping .In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom