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Indigenous People Trail

Duration 8 days
Max-Altitude 3146m
Transportation Drive
Grade Easy
Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
Meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Best Season Mar - May, Sep - Nov
Communication Available
Group Size 1+

Indigenous People Trail provides unique and scenic trekking at the low elevations, below 3000m. Thulo Sailung Peak in the North, the flowing golden Sun Koshi River in the South and the Tama Koshi River in the East bounds this trails. Indigenous People Trail presents an incomparable and natural blend of culture, linguistic and ethnic diversity. This trail also combines the diversity with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, which is stretching from Numburchuili and Kanchenjunga in the East to Dhaulagiri and Annapurna in the West.

In this trails, the visitors can get invaluable insight into the culture and lifestyle of several local peoples including Tamang, Newars, Sherpa, Thamis, and Majhis. Here, two predominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism are ever present with the variety of gods and goddess, temples, stupas and monasteries.

Indigenous People Trail allows you to stay overnight in private homes in traditional villages; which is far from commercialized tourist trails. Rooms in local houses are renovated expect a few tourist-style comforts. Host families are familiar to prepare meals hygienically. When staying with Nepali family guests live the life as the local people, they treat you as a family. The homes also reflect the traditional and simple atmosphere of the people.

Apart from the peaceful and serene environment, tourists can also enjoy the traditional folk dances and music. The team of local men and women can present folk dances and music in their colorful traditional dresses. The focus for the visitors is on experiencing and learning from an authentic and enriched/advanced culture. Guests can also participate in local activities. Local activities include cooking classes, going to a traditional wedding, watching a local cultural dance etc. The Home-stay allows visitors to find the real Nepal and to appreciate and enjoy the untouched countryside. Unlike highly commercialized routes, trekkers can also walk through uninhabited areas and meet a couple of fellow travelers.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Mudhe – Dhunge takes 3 hours.
Day 02: This day you can enjoy the early sunrise from Thulo Sailung.
Day 03: Trek from Kholakharka to Surkey takes four and half hours.
Day 04: Trek from Surkey to Doramba via Tinghare takes four hours.
Day 05: Trek from Doramba to Khandadevi via Galba takes four and half hours.
Day 06: Trek from Khandadevi to Hiledevi takes four hours.
Day 07: Trek from Hiledevi to Lubughat takes four hours.
Day 08: Cross over the river by raft and drive to Dhulikhel before you head to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Mudhe – Dhunge takes 3 hours.
Drive from Kathmandu to Mudhe – Dhunge takes 3 hours. Your trek begins from Dhunge (2500m). Trek from Dhunge to Kholakharka (3146m) takes 4 hours. On the trail you experience splendid views of Mount Gaurishankar (7,134m). Stay overnight at lodge in Kholakharka.
Included Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 02: This day you can enjoy the early sunrise from Thulo Sailung.
This day you can enjoy the early sunrise from Thulo Sailung. You visit the sacred caves, Tiger rocks, chhortens, and Rajveer Gomba. You spend a pleasant evening enjoying a Sherpa cultural program. Stay overnight at lodge in Kholakharka. Included Meals : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 03: Trek from Kholakharka to Surkey takes four and half hours. Trek from Kholakharka to Surkey takes four and half hours. The trail descends through the Sailung forests of a wide variety of native trees, shrubs and different species of birds. Stay overnight at home in Surkey.
Included Meals : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Surkey to Doramba via Tinghare takes four hours.
Trek from Surkey to Doramba via Tinghare takes four hours. Enjoy the colorful Thami cultural program at Tinghare. You pass through the rhododendron forest as you descend to reach Doramba. Stay overnight at home in Doramba.
Included Meals : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Doramba to Khandadevi via Galba takes four and a half hours.
Trek from Doramba to Khandadevi via Galba takes four and a half hours. During your trail the splendid views of the Himalaya and Mahabharat hills. After your stop at Galba for lunch, you walk past the terraced landscape and pine forest to reach Khandadevi. You visit the temple and enjoy a lovely sunset in Khandadevi. Stay overnight at home in Khandadevi.
Included Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 06: Trek from Khandadevi to Hiledevi takes four hours.
Trek from Khandadevi to Hiledevi takes four hours. After spending some lovely moments enjoying the sunrise view you trek towards Hiledevi along thick pine forest that is home to a wide variety of birds and other wildlife species. In the evening you can enjoy a Yolmo cultural program. Stay overnight at lodge in Hiledevi.
Included Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 07: Trek from Hiledevi to Lubughat takes four hours.
Trek from Hiledevi to Lubughat takes four hours. After you enjoy the sunrise view from Sunapati you follow a descending path to reach Lubughat. The Lubughat village is located on the banks of the Sun Koshi river. You can explore the fishing community, Majhi and their way of life or spend some peaceful time along the sandy banks of the river. Stay overnight at lodge in Lubughat.
Included Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 08: Back to Kathmandu
Cross over the river by raft and drive to Dhulikhel before you head to Kathmandu.
Included Meals : Breakfast/Lunch

Trip  Cost includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Entry Permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide/s and Sherpa/s
  • Porter(1 porter for 2 trekker , carries 20 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in home stay.
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment’s for trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge\

Trip Cost does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5-star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotels that you would like to stay in.

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