Chepang village is an excellent choice for those interested in exploring the lifestyle of marginalized ethic society. Specially Chepang residing the foothills of Chitwan central Nepal.The primitive lifestyle of these indigenous people will be amazing history learning to you in this real life class room. These are the peoples with tribal touch and hunting practices, forage for wild roots and fishing and traditional farming near jungles.
Chepangs though are alleged to be greatly influenced by Tamang culture; they speak their own unique language and also observe some of their own tribal festivals, one being Nwagi. Besides cultural insight, this endeavor is aided with great sight-seeing prospects. The untouched natural delight of this region amuses you to a greater extent.
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Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Hugdi (309 m) – approx 4 hrs drive
Beginning our journey, we drive 80 KM towards west of Kathmandu towards Hugdi. Hugdi bazaar is located 965 feet above sea level. Before reaching Hugdi Bazaar, we have to pass through MajiTar and cross the bridge over Hugdi Khola near with the Trishuli River. You will drive through steep, twisting roads which are usually full of traffic. The trail ascends from the west side of the highway and follows along a ridgeline. There is a small visitor information center in Hugdi Bazaar on the east / Trishuli river side of the highway. Upon arrival at Hugdi Bazaar, get refreshed and in evening you can stroll around the area and experience the village life.
Day 02: Trek Hugdi to Hatti bang (1410 m / 4705 ft) – approx 5 hrs walk
2nd day you will start your trek from Hugdi after having breakfast. The walk is around five hours and as the altitude suggested, we will be gradually ascending up from Hugdi. We will pass by the Magar settlement. We climb steadily and pass by many small shops, schools, temples, villages. Continue by contouring through a slide area on the east side of the ridge. We will pass by a simple tea shop and follow the wide trail to reach Hatti bang. On a clear day, Hatti bang offers a scenic view of the surrounding hills and Annapurna range. You can get along with the local people by interacting with them. Our trekking guide will help you to interpret as many of them don’t speak English at all. You will find that the settlement here includes: Magar, Chepang and Giripuri culture. We will stay in one of the home stay at Hatti bang.
Day 03: Trek Hatti bang to Jyandala (1600 m) – approx 5 hrs walk
The trail departs from Hatti bang from the south end of the town. We will take a wide path to the right / south-west and ascend for a few hours and then descend to cross a stream. Jyandala is a village situated at around 1600 meters. Enroute, you can have spectacular views of mountains while penetrating other Chepang settlements such as Jautesh, Changa and Dinglang. It would be our pleasure to observe the complete Chepang settlements and their culture. We can have an amazing sight of sunrise and sunset from this village. It is also famous for its hospitality during home stay and the views over the western Himalayan range of Nepal. This is a unique place in terms of view as you can see some of the highest peaks in the worlds such as Dhaulagiri, Rolwaling, Gaurishanker, Langtang, Gorkha Himal, Peak 29, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna and the flat lands which are less than 100 meters from sea level. You can try your hand in cooking traditional Nepali food while spending overnight in home stay.
Day 04: Trek Jyandala to Upper Dhangadi (1275 m) – approx 6 hrs walk
Departing from Jyandala, we continue our trek towards Upper Dhangadi, our today’s destination. We have to walk on both ascending and descending trails today. Passing through a dense forest with more than 300 species of birds, will offer you an opportunity to walk through a bird watching paradise today. Besides the large number of birds different species of wild animals are also seen in this area but during day time encounter with the wild animals is very rare. After a walk for about six hours, you will ascend to a Gurung and Chepang village of Upper Dhangadi. This village is located at an altitude of 4029 feet and was Headquarter of Chitwan districts untill 1962. Ruins of a fort lie less than 10 minutes away on top of hill to the south of village. This fort was built in early 1800’s by a grandson of the first king of Nepal, Prithivi Narayan Shah. You may explore this fort while staying in Upper Dhangadi. Gadi is the ancient fort and was the main trail joining the Terai belt with the Tibet.
Day 05: Trek Upper Dhangadi to Shaktikhor (355 m) – approx 6 hrs walk
On the last day of our trek, we leave upper Dhangadi after taking breakfast. Our trail descends down for about 300 meters following a ridgeline. Passing by the village of Kolar, continue along the ridgeline as we descend steeply to the tributary below the Shakti Khola (495 m / 1624 ft). We will have to wade across the river several times before reaching Sampharang (363 m / 1191 ft). After about six hours of walk, we reach bustling market town of Shaktikhor. Shaktikhor is located at an altitude of 1070 feet above sea level. Here is a visitor center next to the Chepang Museum and Chepang Development Center, which has locally produced goods on sale, including mustard seed oil and honey. The Chepang often refer to themselves as “Praja” or “Subject”. A Hindu temple named Sri Muktinath Shivalaya is perched 50 yards above and to the west of Shaktikhor’s main market. Upon arrival at Shaktikhor, we will visit the Chepang Museum, waterfall and caves. In evening, local Chepang people will organize a cultural program for you. In addition, we can add one extra night in Shaktikhor in order to explore Chitram waterfall and Majhbang or Bat cave and Sindi Waterfall.
Day 06: Drive Shaktikhor to Kathmandu – approx 7 hrs drive
With all the beautiful memories and a life time experience trekking inside the ethnic groups of people’s lifestyle, we drive back to Kathmandu. The drive takes about seven hours to reach Kathmandu from Shaktikhor. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotels for your overnight stay.
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We went on a short tour to Bhutan and wow what an amazing place! It is so beautiful with its mountain regions and traditional culture. Visiting Tigers Nest monetarist was definitely the highlight of the Bhutan trip. We later returned to Kathmandu and made our way to Pokhara where we took off for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This was my first time trekking and my fitness level is not the best but Badri and the boys (the sherpa's) were great at catering the trip to our needs. All timings along the way were perfect and we all got to ABC and back without a hitch. Badri and the boys made us feel like we were part of their family and were all smiles and fun. We all played cards together of a night where they taught us to play Dumbal and we taught them Uno. They went above and beyond to cater for us and were watching us like hawks for signs altitude sickness as we got closer to the top. All guest houses that we stayed out were pleasant and all had hot showers. Badri was well respected by the locals along the way and we were welcomed everywhere we went. I actually felt like a bit of a VIP on the mountain when we were trekking with Badri!
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I recently spent three and a half weeks holidaying in Nepal with Trek Nepal Himalayas. My partner and I arrived a few days early from the organised tour and Badri from Trek Nepal Himalayas was very accommodating to us by organising our extra accommodation, picking us up from the airport, and organised an extra day tour for us to Nagarkot which was really nice. They also arranged for us to visit the old palace (now a museum) and the Garden of dreams. After the rest of the group arrived we did some sight seeing around Kathmandu visiting the monkey temple, durbar square, the Boudhanath temple and the crematorium.
Our guide Nawin and and other guides arranged throughout the tour were all very knowledgeable of the history of each place that we visited and gave good commentary along the way. Next we went on a day trip to Badri's village. In organising this tour, our group wanted to help out after the earthquake. It turned out Badri's village was badly damaged by the quake and the school was destroyed.
When planing this trip we arranged with Badri for him to take us out to his village so we could make donations of stationary, toys and sporting goods to the school. The village was well off the beaten track and it was a unique opportunity to visit an area that tourists generally don't get to see. The scenery along the way was magic and the drive was quite an adventure. When we arrived the whole village was out to give us a warm friendly welcome with marigold flower necklaces and we each received a blessing. The kids were so excited to see us and were over the moon to receive our donations of stationary, sporting goods and toys.I t was a truly beautiful experience and these memories will stay in my heart forever. This went so well that Badri is now putting together optional side tours for future tour groups to visit his village and villages like his for tourists to make donations to the local schools. I highly recommend you do this as it is such a feel good moment and the emotional joy of it all will is so overwhelming it will make you teary.
A group of us trekked to Everest Base Camp with Trek Nepal Himalayas recently. It was a great trip that was full of memorable moments and amazing views. Our guide Badri was very patient with each of us. He was knowledgeable, encouraging, accommodating and helpful. He not only provided excellent guide services and made sure the group had a safe trip, but also took care of his porter team. Our trip wouldn’t be this successful without the encouragement and support from Badri and the assistant guide Karan. During the time we stayed in Kathmandu, Badri and his staff offered great assistance to ensure we had a great time. If you are planning to visit Nepal, I highly recommend Trek Nepal Himalayas.
Three weeks with Trek Nepal Himalayas was an incredible experience. Our adventure included a day tour of Kathmandu, Everest flight with champagne at sunrise, flights to Bhutan with a few days touring around there. Our highlight in Bhutan was the climb to Tiger's Nest monastery and the amazing views from there.
Ten days trekking to Annapurna Base camp was wonderful. Our guide Badri made sure all our needs were met along the way. Nawin, our first in charge was very accommodating as well as the other 3 porters who lugged our stuff so we only had to carry a day pack.
Sunrise at Poon Hill was a must as well as putting up prayer flags at sunrise at the summit of our trip, Annapurna base camp. Just fab.
Inspirational, amazing and a humbling experience.
I would go back again and would make sure that these knowledgeable people were by my side for my next adventure.
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