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Indigenous Peoples Trail

Trip Highlights

Trekking route                       : Dhunge to Doramba to Nepalthowk
Duration                                  : 11 night’s/ 12 days in total
Grade                                      : Leisurely
Max. Elevation                        : 2,950 meters at Sailung
Trekking style                        : Home Stay basis
Meal                                         : Full board on trek, Breakfast in city
Accommodation                    : Home stay on trek, deluxe hotel in city
Transportation                       : private vehicle & local bus
Best Months                           : Sept - Nov & Mar - May


The first of its kind in Nepal, the ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail Trekking’ offers unique, living, exposure to one of the most culturally diverse areas of Nepal. The ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ offers scenic trekking at relatively low elevations, below 3,000M. Bound by Thulo Sailung peak in the North, the golden Sun Koshi flowing along the South and the Tama Koshi in the East, the ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ presents an incomparable and natural blend of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity coupled with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, stretching from Dhaulagiri and Annapurna in the West to Numburchuili and Kanchenjunga in the East.
Against a magnificent Himalayan backdrop visitors gain invaluable insight to the culture and lifestyle of several local Indigenous Peoples including Tamang, Newars, Sherpa, Thamis, and Majhis. The two predominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, are ever present with the variety of gods and goddess, temples, stupas and monasteries.
The trail allows you to stay overnight in private homes in traditional villages far from commercialized tourist trails. Rooms in local houses are renovated, but otherwise expect a few tourist-style comforts. Host families are trained to prepare meals hygienically. When staying with a Nepali family guests live the life as the local people do, and are treated like part of the family. The homes reflect the traditional and simple atmosphere of the people. Apart from the pleasure of being amidst peaceful and serene environment, tourists can also enjoy the traditional folk dances and music presented by the local men and women in their colorful traditional dresses. The focus for the guests is on experiencing and learning from an authentic and enriched culture. Visitors are often involved in local activities that range from cooking classes through to attending a traditional wedding, watching a local cultural dance. The Home-stay allows visitors to discover the real Nepal and to enjoy the untouched countryside. Unlike highly commercialized routes, trekkers walk through uninhabited areas and meet few fellow travelers.

Indigenous Peoples Trail

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: A Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
 Day 03: Kathmandu To Sailung Via Dhunge (2,950m/9,676ft) 7 hours
Day 04: Sailung & Kholakharka Rajveer Environs (2,950m/9,676ft)
Day 05: Kholakharka RajveerTo Surkey (1,850m/6,068ft) 4.30 hours
Day 06: Surkey To Doramba Via Tinghare- (2,025m/6642ft) 4 hours
Day 07: Doramba To Khandadevi Via Galba (1,985m/6510ft) 4.30 hours
Day 08: Khandadevi To Hiledevi Via Dongme (1,980m/6,494ft) 4 hours
Day 09: Hiledevi To Lubughat via Sunapati (533m/1,748ft) 4 hours
Day 10: Lubughat To Nepalthowk, Dhulikhel/Ktm 4 hours
Day 11: Leisure at Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu

Day to day itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Namaste & welcome to Himalayan Planet of Nepal. While you landed at the Tribhuvan intl. airport Nepal Himalaya Guide representative welcomes you with your name and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, bring you at head office and briefing about the program and evening we’ll pick up you for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program in the heart of Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.
(Welcome dinner & luxury hotel accommodation included).

Day 02: A Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
After your breakfast to head on for our guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise.

After visiting Bouddhanath stupa we’ll drive to the City of Devotees (Bhaktapur). This traditional and traffic free town is the third biggest town in the Valley. We’ll explore the medieval like squares, courtyards and temples of this vibrant town. After a stop for lunch at restaurant in Bhaktapur it’s time to drive back to Kathmandu and meet up with your travel consultant & fellows to prepare for next day and overnight at the hotel. Alternatively, the same group may have option to choose same 3 sightseeing place inside Kathmandu valley instead of these given place.
(Breakfast & Deluxe hotel accommodation included)

 Day 03: Kathmandu To Sailung Via Dhunge (2,950m/9,676ft) 7 hours
The Starting Point is Dhunge village in Dolakha District accessible by local bus from Mude (on the Kathmandu-Charikot-Jiri hardtop road), a 3-hour drive from Dhulikhel or 4-5 hours from Kathmandu. From Dhunge, a short 90-minute climb will take you to Sailung Peak. Follow the short trail down to the Sherpa village of Khola Kharka where you will spend the night in the newly established Khola Kharka Community Centre. 
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & Community Centre accommodation included)

Day 04: Sailung & Kholakharka Rajveer Environs (2,950m/9,676ft)
Rise early to reach the summit of Thulo Sailung as the sun rises over the Eastern Himalaya. At 3,146 m Sailung offers magnificent views of the Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Rowaling, Everest and Kanchenjunga ranges. To the south the Mahabharata hills roll over the Sun Koshi River sliding down to the Tarai lowlands. Thulo Sailung is regarded by the Tamangs as the abode of their territorial deity, Sailung Phoi Sibda overnight at community centre. 
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & Community Centre accommodation included)

Day 05: Kholakharka RajveerTo Surkey (1,850m/6,068ft) 4.30 hours
During the descent to Surkey Village through the Sailung forest, you will see a wide variety of native tree, shrub and bird species. Tourists are welcome at Rajveer monastery and to receive a blessing from the Lamas. Along the route you pass through the Sherpa village of Dadhuwa-Dara and a Tamang village, each with their own Buddhist Gompas. Prayer flags, chortens and mani stones are scattered along the route overnight home stay.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & Home stay accommodation included)

Day 06: Surkey To Doramba Via Tinghare- (2,025m/6642ft) 4 hours
Experience the Thami cultural programme at Tinghare Village before crossing into the Doramba valley where the trail traverses along the forest-covered hillside around to the terraced fields of Doramba overnight home stay.
 (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & Home stay accommodation included)

Day 07: Doramba To Khandadevi Via Galba (1,985m/6510ft) 4.30 hours
After a pleasant walk out of the Doramba valley, the route ascends to the sacred Hindu shrine atop Agleshwari Danda where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Himalaya and the rolling Mahabharat hills below overnight in local home stay.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & Home stay accommodation included)

Day 08: Khandadevi To Hiledevi Via Dongme (1,980m/6,494ft) 4 hours
Following the pre-dawn and sunrise photographic experiences, trek towards Hiledevi following a long ridge of thick pine forest. The trail traverses up and down through thick pine forests before crossing into another valley overnight in local home stay.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & Monastery lodge accommodation included)
Day 09: Hiledevi To Lubughat via Sunapati (533m/1,748ft) 4 hours
After breakfast the next morning you get to enjoy an equally stunning sunrise before the final descent to the village of Lubughat on the renowned Sun Koshi River. Enroute you will enjoy newly renovated eco trails leading to majestic views of Sun Koshi river confluences. Arriving in Lubughat, you will meet the Majhi people, renowned for their fishing expertise and their cultural milieu overnight in local home stay.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & Monastery lodge accommodation included)

Day 10: Lubughat To Nepalthowk, Dhulikhel/Ktm 4 hours
Cross the rivers by Majhi boat and suspension bridge to Nepalthowk to catch the local bus or micro-bus for the short two-hour drive to Dhulikhel. Take an extra night at one of the many comfortable lodges there or drive direct to Kathmandu overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast, lunch & deluxe accommodation included)

Day 11: Leisure at Kathmandu
This is a full day at leisure to rest and relax, to explore the local area and perhaps do a bit of last minute shopping at the heart of Kathmandu valley. You also have the option of doing some sight-seeing including Bhaktapur and Patan. Afterwards, you will have an evening farewell dinner with your crew and overnight at Hotel.
(Breakfast, farewell dinner & deluxe hotel accommodation included)

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu
Today’s is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
(Breakfast included)

Extending your holiday

You may have many choices to extend your holiday on your interest/budget/timeframe and we will be happy to assist you as per your requirement before or after your trek. Please, inform our tour officers who are fully supporting to make your happy holiday. Here is some suggested destination for your expanding holidays,

  • Travel to the Trans Himalayan country with its mysterious and spiritual land of Tibet
  • Visit land of the thunder dragon known as Bhutan
  • Take a memorable wildlife safari with Elephant back ride in the Chitwan National park
  • White water River rafting in the Himalayan country of Nepal
  • 1 hour amazing mountain flight closest to the Mt. Everest
  • Visit Darjeeling/Sikkim tour to India.
  • Extend your trek in different trekking areas
  • Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain biking and many more. >>>

Please contact based in Kathmandu, Nepal, if you’d like to extend your trip booking for one of the above options with us please contact for more inquiry to us. We all are welcoming you and happy to assists for any travel consulting as per your requirements for your pleasure holiday or any special celebrations and do not hesitate to contact us.

Service includes:

  • 4 nights  deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 4 star hotel with breakfast
  • All local transportation by suitable vehicle(car, van, bus) in Kathmandu
  • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • A day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees
  • Kathmandu to Dhunge & Nepalthowk to Kathmandu both way by local bus option private vehicle
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek as per itinerary
  • Accommodation on Home stay lodge basis during the trek
  • Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), one Sherpa porter (for each two member)  and one assistant guide ( in a group) all payments with insurance
  • all required major permit and entry fee
  • Safe drinking water
  • Exclusive medical kit bag
  • All government and local taxes
  • Intl. flight ticket re-confirmation
  • Submit your tourist registration form to the require embassy/consulate

Service Excludes:

  • Visa fees, intl. airfare & departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in city
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for driver, guides and porters
  • Any extending trips
  • Services doesn't include in service inclusive column

Enjoy the adventure with our Himalayan guides and take good memories away with you from Nepal.

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