Chepang Hill Trek

8 Days 7 Night
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When we hear of Chitwan, we are immediately reminded of the vast jungles filled with wild animals such as tigers, elephants, and rhinos along with jungle safaris and jungle walks. But little do you know that Chitwan also hides a beautiful secret known as the Chepang Hill Trek that goes through various settlements of the Chepang, indigenous people of Nepal. This trek is a mixture of the unique culture of the Chepang ethnics and of the beautiful landscapes made up of lush green forests, waterfalls, and dramatic hills. A new attraction, Chepang Hill Trek is an easy and short trek for anyone who enjoys humble settings and oneness with nature.

The Chepang Hill Trek starts with a short drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi Bazaar in the Prithvi Highway.  The trek takes you to several Chepang settlements like Hattibang, Jyandala, and Shaktikhor exposing you to the Chepang culture, lifestyle, and handicrafts. The Chepang live a semi-nomadic lifestyle and this shift of living in well-built houses has been very recent. The Chepang also follow animism which is the oldest religion in the world; they believe in the spirit of nature and therefore have a deep understanding of their surroundings. They have their own language called the Chyo-Bang and are one of Nepal’s least developed communities. People of Tibeto-Burman origin, they celebrate Nwagi and Chhonam along with the many Hinduism and Buddhism influenced festivals of Nepal. This trek takes you through lush forests with majestic views of Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) if you are blessed with a clear weather. This trek also offers you wonderful sunrise and sunset with the great opportunity for photography. There are also small waterfalls and rivulets along with wild berries which you can nibble on. This region also boasts of a great wildlife, many species of birds and animals can be spotted along the way. This trek is considered easy and is a great way to spend the week unraveling the mysteries related to one of the marginalized communities of Nepal.

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  •  All accommodation in 3 star ( By Nepalese standard) hotels in cities- twin sharing rooms
  •  All Ground transportation
  •  Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking and 3 cups of tea / Coffee
  •  Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  •  One cultural show and dinner
  •  National park entry fees and TIMS permit card
  • All Domestic Flight according to the itinerary in fixed wing aircraft
  •  International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee $40 for 30 days
  •  Major meals in Cities
  •  Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu tour
  •  All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  •  Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
  •  Tips to guide and porter
  •  Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
  •  Personal Travel Insurance

Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.



Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu|1350m

Welcome to Kathmandu. Our staff will pick you up at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel. Later in the evening, you can take the stroll in the ancient Kathmandu city. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.


Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi Bazaar |306m| 4 Hrs

Today after breakfast, we will drive to Hugdi Bazar which is around 90kms away from Kathmandu valley. Enjoying the view of layers of deep green hills and of the fast flowing rivers along Prithvi Highway, we reach the small hillside village of Hugdi. Upon reaching, we will explore the village and the rest of the walk we are about to begin tomorrow. Overnight in Hugdi Bazaar.


Day 3: Trek from Hugdi Bazaar to Hattibang |1410 m|5-6 Hrs

Today we will slowly walk up to Hattibang making our way through small villages and getting plenty of scenic views. The villages are a typical to Nepal hills, with mud and wood houses often attached to a shed where the livestock live. We should be able to catch glimpses of Annapurna during this trek if we are blessed with the clear weather. In Hattibang, we will be able to witness the Chepang and Magar culture and lifestyle. Overnight in Hattibang.


Day 4: Trek from Hattibang to Jyandala |1600 m|5 -6 Hrs

The trek to Jyandala is a beautiful one through forests and small villages. We will take rest to snack for a while whenever necessary. The route to Jyandala goes through several small Chepang villages, allowing us to observe how their day is spent. On reaching Jyandala, we will rest a little and prepare to witness a beautiful sunset and watch the colors of the mountains change with it. Overnight in Jyandala.


Day 5: Trek from Jyandala to Upper Dhangadi |1275 m| 6 – 7 Hrs

Today’s climb is about ascending and descending through dense jungles that house plenty of flora and fauna. This is our perfect chance to see plenty of birds in beautiful colors and listen to their songs. The entire forest seems alive with the insects chirping and the birds singing, bringing wonderful feelings. We pass a few villages before arriving in Upper Dhangadi, old headquarters of Chitwan. Overnight in Upper Dhangadi.


Day 6: Trek Upper Dhangadi to Shaktikhor |355 m| 6-7 Hrs

Today is the last day of our trek. Leaving Upper Dhangadi, we will walk to Shaktikhor which is situated in a small valley next to a river. Cattle sheds and fields are a normal sight here with people living in wooden houses. Here, we will visit the Chepang Museum and get a grasp of the culture of the Chepang community. There is also a waterfall here which is famous among local teenagers. Overnight in Shaktikhor.


Day 7: Drive Shaktikhor to Kathmandu |7 hrs drive

Today we will drive back to Kathmandu via Chitwan National Park. The route takes us through the plains of Chitwan and again brings us to the hills leading us towards the capital city. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel for the overnight stay.


Day 8: Departure

Our representative will drop you at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight back home.

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