Chepang Village Trekking

Chepang Village trekking is an unexplored beautiful hillside located in Chitwan district. It is short and easy trek towards the indigenous Chepang communities of Nepal. Chepang village is the homeland of Chepang people who live a semi-nomadic life and rich in their own old culture, tradition, and lifestyle. They have often been characterized as the poorest of Nepal’s poor. Due to their own culture, tradition, lifestyle and the remoteness of their homeland, they belong to the many marginalized groups of Nepal.

Chepang Village Trekking is mainly opened to promote the culture and livelihood of Chepang People. This beautiful trek starts from Hungdi and ends at Shaktikhor. It’s a trek which mainly focuses on the culture, lifestyle of Chepang people and natural sceneries which will attract you and make you step forward. From Sirachuli, you can get the stunning sunrise view as well as magnificent views of the Himalaya. This village lies at a moderate altitude with comfortable climate.
Trip Code: CVT53
Starts: Huangdi
Finishes: Shaktikhor
Duration: 9 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Feb-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 1410m/ 4626ft
Trip Views: 918
Activities: Trekking Cultural Tours
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 8
Lunch: 6
Dinner: 6
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Home Stay: 5 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Trekking in the hillside of Chitwan
  • Home stay  Trek
  • Inhabited by semi-nomadic people called Chepang
  • Stunning view of sunrise from Sirachuli

 

Why this Trip

  • Chepang is an ethnic group residing in Mahabharata range of Nepal with rich culture and tradition. They have adopted semi-nomadic lifestyle that is quite opposite of the rest of the population in Nepal. With very few population and limited resources, this ethnic group is poorest and most underprivileged people of Nepal. Nevertheless, these people are fascinating and the surrounding hill area makes this trip even more exciting.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    As soon as the airplane lands, you’ll sense the beginning of adventure. Our representative will be at airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. Savor the taste of hustle and bustle in Kathmandu, where everyone would seem busy but never too busy to greet you with smile. In the evening, we will brief about the itinerary and later we will go for nice dinner. Overnight stay at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up
    • Thamel Tour
    • Cultural Show
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout the history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout a day. Overnight stay at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transportation during sightseeing
    • Entrance fee
    • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO HUNGDI (309M)
    On this day after breakfast, we will start our drive towards Hungdi. It is 80km far from the Kathmandu valley and takes approx. 2 hours to reach. To reach there we have to drive through the Majim Tar on twisting roads. After we arrive there, we take rest and head straight to Hungdi bazaar to explore the town and its uniqueness. Overnight in Hungdi;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO HATTI BANG (1410M)
    This is our first day of the trek. After breakfast, we will start our trek towards the Hatti Bang which lays at altitude 1410m.On the Path, we will cross the Magar community and again from there we will walk forward. After a 5 hour trek, we will reach our destination for the day. As we arrive there, we can view the outstanding views of hills and Annapurna range. In this village, we can see the settlement of Magar, Chepang and Giripuri. Overnight in Hattibang;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO JYANDALA (1600M)
    We trek upwards to the Jyandala village which is situated at 1600m from the sea level. Observing the natural beauties and amazing mountains view we reach a Chepang village after a 5 hour of walking. Reaching our destination of this day; Jyandala, we can observe the lifestyle and culture of Chepang people. Apart from this, we can also view the snowcapped mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Rolwaling, Gaurisankar, Langtang, Gorkha Himal, Himal Chuli, Manaslu, and Annapurna. Overnight in Jyandala;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO UPPER DHANGADI (1275M)
    After the warm breakfast at Jyandala, our trip takes us towards the Upper Dhangadi. Walking for 6 hours from the dense forest and observing the different flora and fauna we reach our destination. Upper Dhangadi is the village which is inhabited by the Gurung and Chepang settlement. On this day, after refreshment we will explore this village. Overnight in Upper Dhangadi;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO SHAKTIKHOR (355M)
    This day is our last day of the trek and we start walking after breakfast to Shaktikhor. After a decent walk for 6 hours, we will reach our destination and take a rest there. Later we will go to explore the Shaktikhor where we can observe the Chepang Museum and visitor’s information Centre which is the major tourist attraction of this place. There are caves and waterfalls in the area if that might interest you. Overnight in Shaktikhor;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Homestay

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    On this day, we bid farewell to Shaktikhor and drive all the way to Kathmandu. After 7 hours’ drive, we finally reach Kathmandu and you will be directly transferred to the Hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : DEPARTURE
    Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport Departure Service
    • Sight-seeing tour (Half Day)
    • Shopping arrangements
    • Souvenir
    • Farewell Lunch
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing basis with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees.
    • Accommodation during the trek (or camping in case of need).
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required Porters (3:1) for the trek.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for staffs –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • All necessary paperwork.
    • Medical kit (carried by your leader).
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Map of Chepang village.
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek.
    • Souvenir of Nepal.
    • Sim card service.
    • Photos and videoes of the trip.
    • Certificate of appreciation.
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival or late departure.
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
    • Tips for the guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s); representative, who escorts you.


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 3. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Is this a popular trek ?
    Chepang village trek is a newly opened trek mainly for those people who want to experience the history, culture, tradition, pilgrimage sites, and community-based home stay of Manaslu region.
  • 6. Can I do solo trek ?
    This trek is newly opened trek so it’s better to do in group but if you want to do solo our guides and local community will help you throughout the journey.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Chepang Village Trek is safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. In general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    Chepang Village Trek is newly opened trekking regions for cultural, lifestyle and tradition so we can get a Nepali style of food here as Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara can be arranged either on a car or jeep or in deluxe bus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also arrange the drop off and pick up from the starting and ending point of the trek on private a car or a jeep.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking in Chepang Village ?
    Spring season (March to June) and autumn season (September to December) are the best time to do this trek.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough land, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying directly to the property.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 21. How many hours do I have to trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 23. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    You cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 24. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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