Chepang Hill Trek

The newly developed 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 remot and sparse contours of Makwanpur, Chitwan, Gorkha and Chading districts. Other ethnic groups found in this region largely comprise of Tharu, Musahar, Satahar, Danuwar, Tamang, Kumal Gurung and Magar. The Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail offers a rare combination of cultural and sighseeing experience. A stay in the beautiful homes of the villagers as guests and sharing their meals is a journey of discovery in itself. The unique culture in this area, bird watching, and other natural attractions add to the experience.

This Chepang hill trek begins at the moderate altitude of Mahabharat range through the unexplored but beautiful hillsides where we can encounter semi-nomadic people called ‘Chepang’ and experience their culture and distinct lifestyle. The Chepang ethnic people usually live on fruits & roots and practice shamanism. Due to their distinct life style and the remoteness of their homeland, this indigenous group belongs to the much marginalized groups of Nepal. So, in order to generate income possibilities for them and to raise awareness about Chepang culture among foreign visitors we have introduced this hill trek. The sunrise view from Sira-chuli is spectacular along with different ranges of the Himalayas. Climate is cooler than Kathmandu and Chitwan lowlands. This trek is ideal for bird watching as well.

Day 01: Arrive at TIA, Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu-Hugdi Abzaar(306m.)-Hattibang 3 hrs drive
Day 04: Hattibhang – Jautesh – Changa Dinglang – Jyandala (1600 m.)
Day 05: Jyandala – Siraichuli – Chisapanitar – Gadi(1275m.)
Day 06: Gadi - Shaktikhor – 5 Hrs. Trek.
Day 07: Shaktikhor – Sauraha – Chitwan National park
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu. Evening explore Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 09: Transfer to International airport for final departure