Indigenous People Trekking Trail - 11 Days

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Indigenous People Trekking Trails
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  • Duration11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate

The Indigenous Peoples Trail presents an incomparable, natural blend of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity coupled with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas and scenic landscape of Nepal.

he Indigenous Peoples Trek is a newly identified trek through a land of wide-ranging cultural diversity and scenic landscape with astonishing mountain panoramas. Indigenous Peoples Trek passes through the mid hills of Nepal and is at a relatively lower elevation than some of the other popular treks and suitable even in the winter months.

Indigenous Peoples Trek begins near the high point and then makes a pleasant top-down trek to the finishing location near the Sun Koshi River. Along the way, along with the blend of cultures and people, the trail visits caves, mountain viewpoints, famous Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries and even a fishing village among many other highlights. The trail was officially launched in 2009 AD and has therefore seen fewer tourists compared to the more popular trails and it preserves its original mystique, while allowing closer connections to the people and landscape.

Indigenous Peoples Trek begins with a scenic drive through fertile villages and rural farmland of Nepal. Himalayan peaks are seen along the ride to the trek start point of Dunghe. From here, it is a short trek up to a magnificent viewpoint of Sailung, site local festivals with a broad panorama of the snowy mountains. Sailung (3147 m/10,325 ft) is the high point of trek, and the surrounding hills are full of plants used in herbal medicine. We then descend through picturesque, rural villages following an age-old way of life.

The people along the Indigenous Peoples Trail include Tamang, Thami, Tamang, Majhi, Newar, and Yolmo. The Thami culture is considered endangered with a population in Nepal less than 30,000 only. The Mahji make a living by fishing and boat transport. We pass through serene foothills and the visit the Hindu temple of Kanda devi with majestic viewpoints along the way. Eventually, the trail descends to the cool waters of the Sun Kosi River, the endpoint of the Indigenous Peoples Trek.

Indigenous Peoples Trek is available on Outfitter Nepal Trek and Expedition So, We look forward to guiding you into the world-renowned, unforgettable people trails for a once in a lifetime to see the most wonderful scenery on the planet. Find the detail itinerary of the trek and let us know if the given itinerary is not suitable for you as we are always happy to tailor-make and customize the trek according to your requirement.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Arrive at Kathmandu airport and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, Evening free.

    After having Breakfast we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa.

      We will take a bus/Jeep to Mudhe and then to Dhunge Village. From Dhunge, it is a short 90-minute climb to Sailung hilltop. Following the short trail down to the Sherpa village of Khola Kharka we will spend the night Khola Kharka.

        Sailung offers resplendent views of the Annapurna, Manalsu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje-Lhakpa, Rowaling, Everest and Kanchenjunga mountain ranges. The hillside village of Thulo Sailung is regarded by the Tamangs as home to their deity, Sailung Phoi Sibda Karpo, or “White Male Lord of the Earth.” Get an insight into their ancient ancestry.

          Today’s tour descend Sailung Forest for Surkey Village where you will be invited to receive a blessing from the Lamas at Rajveer Monastery. Along the route you will pass through a Sherpa village and a Tamang village, each with their own Buddhist Gompas. (A, B, L, D) Prayer flags, chortens and mani stones are scattered along the route. Native trees and birds will demand your attention. The trail continues to the spectacular 40-foot Thinghare Waterfall, then on to the beautifully terraced settlement of Surke. You will spend the night in one of five newly renovated Newari Homestays and visit the endangered Thami Community. A local Thami band will be on hand to entertain and visitors can sample the local Raksi, a traditional alcoholic drink.

            Experience the Thami cultural programme at Tinghare village before taking lunch at Deurali. You will trek through the Doramba Valley, where the trail traverses along forested hillsides to the terraced fields of Doramba.

            It is a leisurely hike that follows the contours of the valley, leading to the bustling Doramba Bazaar, where you can purchase cold drinks, snacks and music cassettes of a local Tamang singer, Shashi Moktan. Doramba is one of the largest Tamang settlements in Nepal and most of the Thangka painters found in Bhaktapur and Bouddha are originally from this remote village. Enjoy a superb evening of cultural performances.

              Leaving the Doramba valley, the route ascends to the sacred Hindu shrine of Agleshwari Danda, where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Himalayas and the rolling Mahabharat hills below. Descend through a local slate mine, past pine forests and emerge at Galpa Bazaar. This bustling center is an ideal place to break for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit Khandadevi Temple, perched on top of a 1,985-meter (6,512-foot) peak and encircled by ancient stone walls. Dedicated to the Goddess Khada Devi, it was discovered in 1458 AD by a shepherd who saw milk oozing from a sacred stone, said to be an emanation of the Goddess.

                Rise before dawn to catch the sunrise as you trek towards Hiledevi. The trail navigates through thick and hilly pine forest. You will encounter birds and mammals, as well as the enormous rock that is adorned with an image of Shiva, before emerging at Dhonghme, an ancient Yolmo settlement. In the evening, you will climb to the summit of Sunapati. Here, amongst the Buddhist Chortens, you will enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Himalayas, before returning to the monastery lodge.

                  After another magnificent sunrise, descend to the village of Lubughat on the golden Koshi River. You will be walk along one of the newly renovated eco trails to reach the Sunapati hilltop. In Lubughat you will meet the Majhi people, renowned for their fishing expertise. You will be invited to join them on a Majhi fishing adventure and barbecue, followed by a cultural demonstration.

                    A 45-minute walk through the valley brings you to Nepalthowk where you will catch the bus for the return drive to Kathmandu.

                      Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

                      If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

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                        Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
                        What's Included
                        • Airport transfers.
                        • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
                        • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
                        • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
                        • Ground transportation by local bus.
                        • Accommodations in lodges/tea houses/home stay on trek.
                        • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and porter (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 Kg from 2 trekkers).
                        • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for guide and porters.
                        • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
                        • Sleeping bag, down jacket & duffel bag ( if needed).
                        What's not Included
                        • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
                        • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
                        • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
                        • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
                        • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
                        • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
                        • Tips for the guide and porters.
                        • Anything not mentioned in included section.