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Chepang Hill Treks

Chepang Hill Treks

Chepang Hill Trek is the most popular Trekking route in Chitwan that passes through the Chepang Village. Chepang Hill Trek has its own significance as this trail begins through the unexplored beautiful hillsides of Chitwan at the moderate altitude of Mahabharat range. Chepang Hill Trek in Nepal is part of a national development effort to empower poor, rural communities. The driving principle behind this effort is that tourism can be introduced into new areas in such a way that it improves the socio-economic standard of local communities while conserving the environment and avoiding common pitfalls of tourism expansion.
The Chepang Hill Trek offers a rare combination of cultural, sightseeing experience and distinct lifestyle of the Chepang. Chepang Hill Trek takes you to the beautiful hillsides where you can encounter semi-nomadic people called ‘Chepang’. The Chepang caste is one of the indigenous ethnic groups of Nepal. With their own distinct language, the people of this community lead a nomadic life and their primary lifestyle includes hunting, foraging for wild roots, fishing and traditional farming near jungles so the Chepang ethnic people usually survive on fruits & roots and practice shamanism. Their settlements, house construction, social organization, language, customs, festivals, and religion are unique. The trail offers cultural highlights of one of the indigenous communities of Nepal. Due to their distinct lifestyle and the remoteness of their homeland, this indigenous group belongs to the much-marginalized groups of Nepal. You are more likely to enjoy their primitive culture, their festivals, norms and, values. The Chepang Hill trek sometimes provides you with philanthropic satisfaction as it is designed to lead through the homeland of Chepangs and their remote villages in order to generate income possibilities for them and to raise awareness about the Chepang culture among foreign visitors and Nepali people.
Though the Chepang Hill Trek is more focused on cultural exploration, the natural panorama cannot be ignored. The sunrise view from Sira-Chuli is spectacular along with different ranges of the Himalayas. You are more likely to be delighted by national parks and protected plants and animal species as well. The Chitwan National Park, one of Asia’s finest national parks, is renowned for its dense tropical forest with a large number of wildlife and bird species. The park houses about 600 species of plants, rare one-horned rhinos and other endangered species like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Dolphins, and Gharial Crocodile. Chitwan Chepang Hill Trekoffers a splendid experience of rural communities and jungle safari. The unique culture of Chepang village offers to see you bird watching, and other natural attractions add to the experience. The Chepang Hill Trekincludes splendid views of the wide range of Himalayan peaks such as Rolwaling, Gauri Shankar, Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and many others. It is not necessary to have any previous hiking and trekking experience, a normal walking experience is enough for this exciting trek.

Chepang Hill Trek is the most popular Trekking route in Chitwan that passes through the Chepang Village. Chepang Hill Trek has its own significance as this trail begins through the unexplored beautiful hillsides of Chitwan at the moderate altitude of Mahabharat range. Chepang Hill Trek in Nepal is part of a national development effort to empower poor, rural communities. The driving principle behind this effort is that tourism can be introduced into new areas in such a way that it improves the socio-economic standard of local communities while conserving the environment and avoiding common pitfalls of tourism expansion.
The Chepang Hill Trek offers a rare combination of cultural, sightseeing experience and distinct lifestyle of the Chepang. Chepang Hill Trek takes you to the beautiful hillsides where you can encounter semi-nomadic people called ‘Chepang’. The Chepang caste is one of the indigenous ethnic groups of Nepal. With their own distinct language, the people of this community lead a nomadic life and their primary lifestyle includes hunting, foraging for wild roots, fishing and traditional farming near jungles so the Chepang ethnic people usually survive on fruits & roots and practice shamanism. Their settlements, house construction, social organization, language, customs, festivals, and religion are unique. The trail offers cultural highlights of one of the indigenous communities of Nepal. Due to their distinct lifestyle and the remoteness of their homeland, this indigenous group belongs to the much-marginalized groups of Nepal. You are more likely to enjoy their primitive culture, their festivals, norms and, values. The Chepang Hill trek sometimes provides you with philanthropic satisfaction as it is designed to lead through the homeland of Chepangs and their remote villages in order to generate income possibilities for them and to raise awareness about the Chepang culture among foreign visitors and Nepali people.
Though the Chepang Hill Trek is more focused on cultural exploration, the natural panorama cannot be ignored. The sunrise view from Sira-Chuli is spectacular along with different ranges of the Himalayas. You are more likely to be delighted by national parks and protected plants and animal species as well. The Chitwan National Park, one of Asia’s finest national parks, is renowned for its dense tropical forest with a large number of wildlife and bird species. The park houses about 600 species of plants, rare one-horned rhinos and other endangered species like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Dolphins, and Gharial Crocodile. Chitwan Chepang Hill Trekoffers a splendid experience of rural communities and jungle safari. The unique culture of Chepang village offers to see you bird watching, and other natural attractions add to the experience. The Chepang Hill Trekincludes splendid views of the wide range of Himalayan peaks such as Rolwaling, Gauri Shankar, Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and many others. It is not necessary to have any previous hiking and trekking experience, a normal walking experience is enough for this exciting trek.

Day 1
Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly

Day 2
Kathmandu to Hungdi- (309m)

A long day journey for about 4-5 hours by bud to Hungdi – about 80km distance. Spend your evening visiting the Hungdi Bazaar. It’s a market place offering beautiful traditional and cultural life. Spend your night at a hotel.

Day 3
Hungdi to Hatti bag (1410m)

Walk about five hours from Hungdi Bazaar to Hatti bag, a beautiful village with magnificent mountain views. Offer good scenery of the surrounding mountains and touch of Magar, Chepang and Giripuri culture. This moderate to strenuous trek is picturesque as you pass small villages and behind you is the awesome scenery of the Trishuli River and the mountains in the horizon. Here you stay overnight in local homes or community-managed guest houses.

Day 4
Hatti bang to Jyandala (1600m)

The second day of our trek starts from Hatti bag and ends at Jyandala penetrating some other Chepang settlements such as Jautesh, Changa and Dinglang. It’s about 4-5 hrs working day with spectacular views of the mountains and magnificent sunrise and sunset. The view includes a wide range of Himalayan peaks such as Rolwaling, Gauri Shankar, Langtang, Gorkha Himal, Peak 29, Himal chhuli, Manaslu, Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Towards South lie the green jungles of the Chitwan National Park in the Terai. It would be our pleasure to observe the complete Chepang settlements and their culture through the way whole day.

Day 5
Jyandala to Upper Dangadhi (1275m)

It takes about seven hours trek from Jyandala to Gadi via Siraichuli and Chisapanitar. Trail goes meandering through forests and grazing fields, with views varying between the Himalayas and the plains of the Terai. We would be able to view mountain ranges, sunrise and sunset at Siraichuli. Moving ahead from Siraichuli to Chisapanitar is also a splendid one. We would be fortunate enough to watch varieties of birds on the trail. The dense forest in this region is homeland to other wild animals and birds. The trail leads you through an ever changing landscape to Upper Dangadhi; old headquarter of Chitwan until early 1962. The remains of a historic fort that defended the surrounding countryside are still in existence. Nature and the spectacular views make it an ideal place to stay overnight with local families.

Day 6
Upper Dangadhi to Saktikhor (355m)

The trail from Gadhi to Saktikhor is about six hours working. Saktikhor is another Chepang village and the centre of the sustainable tourism initiative of the Chepang people. You can visit Chepang Museum and Visitor’s information centre, Caves and waterfalls around Saktikhor. Home-stay experience and Cultural shows can be experienced as per the demand. Also from here you can visit Chitwan National Park, you can do a one of two days rafting in Trishuli River. Or come back to Kathmandu.

Day 7
Saktikhor back to Kathmandu by bus

Today take an early drive by bus to Kathmandu valley which is about 6-7 hours journey. On the way you will have your lunch. Enjoy viewing the natural landscapes and the greenery hills on the way long Trishuli River. Spend your night at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 8
Final Departure

It is finally time to bid farewell to this amazing country. Our representative will transfer you to the airport from where you will catch your flight. Bid goodbye to this beautiful nation as you fly to your next destination.

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup and Drop by private transport
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel ( centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • Kathmandu to trek start point and finish point to Kathmandu transport by Bus (If you want to travel by Land Cruiser or private car is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Best available accommodations during the trek in Teahouse/tent camp.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System) - ( we need two photos each for permit
  • Twin sharing Home Stay Accommodation during the trekking
  • Necessary number of porter’s their meal /accommodation / transportation / salary / insurance / equipment’s are included in price.
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking Maps
  • Rubbish Disposal
  • Our Service Charge and Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • All meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
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1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

19. You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

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