Days: 12 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Chepang hill trek is potentially one of Nepal’s most unique trek, developed as recently as November 2005 and off the beaten trek, this easy to moderate trek will take you through the Nepal midhills into the Chitwan National Park. This is the area where a very small ethnic group in Nepal, the Chepangs, live. These treks were developed to promote their culture and their livelihood. When someone says Chitwan the things that come in mind are rhinos, tiger’s elephant safari and dense forest of Sal tree but beside that Chitwan have some more things to offer for trekkers and hikers. The unexplored Chepang hill trail is a new attraction in Chitwan. This trail as the name signifies has settlement of the Chepang people who are some of the most backward and endangered communities of Nepal. This trip takes you to places of cultural interest and also to places which are naturally scenic. Besides the nature and culture the most interesting things is the home stay experience which is offered during the trek. From sharing the farm work to food is a unique experience. This trek starts from a place called Hugdi and ends at Shaktikhor, one of the places where the Maoist guerrillas were kept during the peace process.
Designed in the new concept of sustainable tourism and being completely untouched by the earlier forms of tourism, this place is pristine, untouched and extremely beautiful. Home stays on both nights of the trek make the contact with the local population real and full of experience. A trip to Nepal
is incomplete if you have not been on a jungle safari. While the mountains of the north boast some of the highest and most magnificent peaks in the world, the tropical jungles of the Terai still preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. Some of these rich wildlife habitats are now protected and can be toured on elephant back, dugout canoe or on foot accompanied by a licensed guide. Nepal
has sixteen national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas, occupying 16% of its total geographical area. Jungle safaris on elephant back or Jeep rides are offered at the Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Royal Bardia National Park, Royal Chitwan National Park and the Royal Suklaphanta wildlife reserve.
Chepang Hill Trek Itinerary in detail
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to the hotel.
A representative of SFT will receive you and transfer you to the hotel. In the evening we will arrange your meeting with your trekking guide so that you can have your queries solved if you have any. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu valley, often referred as the city of temples has many things to see. It has a cluster of 7 world heritage sites among which 3 are old palace areas, 2 are Buddhist stupas and 2 are Hindu temples. We will arrange for the sightseeing of any four places as per your interest. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: "Kathmandu to approx 3 to 4 hours drive to rafting starting point Charaudi Red House (81KM from Kathmandu). This exciting rafting trip hitting a few class 2 or 3 rapids called "LADISE DELIGHT" and stop for some time rest. After rest whitewater hit a class 2 to 3 rapid called "UPSET" & SURPRISE" stop at River Fun Beach Resort, and you will have buffet hot lunch. Free time you can swim at our private swimming pool, Kayaking course, visit local farm house, fruits garden, fishing etc. About 6:30pm we will make camp fire in our private river bank with some light snacks, in this relaxing period we can sing song, dance at beach or others. at Last about 9:00pm we will serve dinner and overnight in Deluxe Safari Tent or Regular Tent.
Day 4: Drive from Resort to Hugdi and trek to Hatti Bang 1410m/5 hours.
Morning after breakfast, our crew members brings to Hugdi Bazzar by private car and trek start. Today our home stay destination is Hatti bang situated at an altitude of 1400 meterse. The walk is around 5 hours and as the altitude suggested we will be gradually going up from Hugdi. After couple of hours of walk we stop at a Magar settlement. We continue walking for an hour before lunch and after lunch in another couple of hours we are at Hatti bang which offers a scenic view of the surrounding hills and even Annapurna range is the weather is very clear. In the evening interact with the local host regarding their daily life. Our trekking guide will interpret as many of them don’t speak English at all. Stay overnight at Home-Stay.
Day 5: Trek from Hatti Bang to Jyandala 1600m/5 hours.
Today we have a walk of around 5 hours before we reach Jyandala, a village situated at around 1600 meters. This village is famous for the sunset and sunrise view over the western Himalayan range of Nepal
, besides the hospitality of the home stay in Nepal
. This is a unique place interms of view as you can see some of the highest peaks in the worlds such as Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna and the flat lands which are less than 100 meters from sea level. Evening nice meal from the host. You can try your hand in cooking traditional Nepali food. Stay overnight at Home-Stay.
Day 6: Trek from Jyandala to Upper Dhangadi 1275m/6 hours.
The portion of the trail we cover today is very interesting as we go up and down time and again and the dense forest with more than 300 species of birds makes it more interesting. 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. By the end of the day you will have walked almost 6 hours and start feeling tired. Overnight at community home stay.
Day 7: Trek from Upper Dhangadi to Shaktikhor 355m/3 hours and drive to Chitwan.
Today is the last day of your trek. We will walk down to about 300 meters and the walk is about 5 and a half hours. After we reach Shaktikhor we will visit the Chepang Museum, waterfall and caves. You can also visit the camp of the Maoist guerrillas. Then our private jeep will pick us up and drive to Chitwan.
3 Night 4 Days Chitwan Tour Package Program
* Briefing about our resort & its facilities.
* Village tour on Ox cart
* Enjoy our B3 Bar service
Stay overnight at Resort.
* Wake up
* Jungle walk
* Jeep safari
* Tharu cultural program in Chitwan
* Can enjoy our B3 Bar service
Stay overnight at Resort
* Wake up
* Elephant Back Safari
* Canoe ride
* Nature walk
* Visit to the Elephant breeding center
* Enjoy our B3 Bar service
Stay overnight at Resort.
* Wake up
* Tea & coffee
* Bird watching tour
* Proceed to bus station and drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 11: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private car.
Our tour guide leads you again other world heritage sites like Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight in hotel.
Day 12: Final Departure.
Transfer to airport by our representatibe for your onward destination.
Our Tour Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* Sightseeing tour as per above itinerary.
* 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3***hotel in Kathmandu on twin bed sharing basis.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Home-Stay/Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 persons) if necessary, their food & accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
* Al necessary permits.
* Rafting Trip on full board basis.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle from and to airport/bus station.
* Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Tea, Coffee and Hot Water).
* Accommodation in twin sharing basis at Hotel/Resort.
* All the Jungle Safari/Activities as per above mentioned itinerary/program.
* All national park fees/entry permits.
* English speaking Nature/Jungle guide.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.
Our Tour Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal
Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature and gratuities.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks/beverage bill, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Tips for guide, supporting staff and driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Trek
: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.