Chepang Hill Trek with Chitwan Tour, 12 Days
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Chepang Hill Trek with Chitwan Tour, 12 Days

Days: 12 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)

Chepang Hill Trek with Chitwan Tour is one of the most unique and recent trekking routes around the mid-hills of Nepal leading to the esteemed Chitwan National Park. Chepang hill trek was opened since 2005 introducing the Chepang ethnic group and promoting tourism in this area. It is one of the easiest short day treks introducing us to the local culture of Chepang which is one of the indigenous groups of Nepal along with the beautiful views of green mid hills and rivers on our way. It also serves the trekkers with the panoramic views of Himalayan peaks such as Gauri Shankar, Langtang (7227m), Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri (8167m) and many others. 

The intriguing trek begins as you head from Kathmandu to Charaudi Red House, which is also the rafting starting point. Following the rafting experience, the trek leads to Chitwan National Park. The trek involves renowned safari in the Chitwan National Park and a brief yet interesting introduction to the unique culture of Tharu community. We will get the chance to explore the traditions of the Tharu community and do elephant and jeep safari in Chitwan National Park. We may get also encounter rhinos and crocodiles resting on the bank of Narayani River. The national park is also a haven for a great many species of birds and is an excellent choice to observe their skittish and lively nature. While the short trek of the forested level lands in Nepal offers the great experience, you will not miss the trademark of a typical trek in Nepal, that being the magnificent views of the majestic Himalayas resting within the boundaries of the nation. The even more wonderful aspect of the trek is that a trekker does not need any prior trekking or hiking experience to complete this exciting trekking route.

Swiss Family Treks and Expeditions is one of the best trekking and hiking organizers in Nepal and we have been operating in the sector for over 10 years. We have the best-experienced team serving our clients with all the requirements they need. We offer a number of treks/tour packages to make our client’s trip easy and exciting.


Chepang Hill Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, our representative will transfer you to the hotel for some rest and refreshment. You can explore the places around the Hotel area. Overnight at the 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. 
Today we will leave for full day sightseeing of some major sites around the Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu, also referred to as the city of Temples, is a home to seven world heritage sites. There are many beautiful temples and stupas reflecting the religious ambiance in the valley. We will visit Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Swayambhunath. Each of these sites has their own religious essence in their respective religions. After getting to know about the city, we return to the Hotel. Overnight at the 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu to approx. 3 to 4 hours’ drive to Charaudi Red House (81KM from Kathmandu). 
Today we will drive from Kathmandu to the rafting starting point Charaudi Red House which is approximately 81 km away from Kathmandu valley. From here we will start our adventurous rafting trip hitting a few class 2 or 3 rapids named “LADIES DELIGHT”. We stop the rafting to rest for a while and again continue as the white water begins to hit the class 2 to 3 rapids. Following the rafting experience, we will stop at the River FUN Beach RESORT. We will be served with a tasty dinner and in the evening we will visit the farmlands, the gardens, and farmhouses. We can also do a campfire at night and then overnight at a regular tent. Overnight in Deluxe Safari Tent or Regular Tent.

Day 4: Drive from Resort to Hugdi and trek to Hattiban 1410m/5 hours. 
We will leave the River Fun Beach Resort in the early morning and drive to Hugdi. From here our first-day trek starts and we will ascend from Hugdi to a Magar settlement. It is a small settlement area with a few teahouses and lodges. We will have our lunch here and a couple of hours walk will take us Hattiban. We may get the chance to see the Annapurna Range if the weather is clear with the views of few other surrounding hills. In the evening, we can interact with the locals and know about their culture and lifestyle. Overnight at a Home-Stay.

Day 5: Trek from Hattiban to Jyandala 1600m/5 hours. 
Today along five hours of the trek will lead us to the village Jyandala situated at the height of 1600m. It is a beautiful Chepang village famous for the sunrise and sunset views over the western Himalayan range. It offers the magnificent views of high mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m) and Annapurna (8091m). The village is a great destination to learn Chepang culture and traditions. Overnight at Home-Stay.

Day 6: Trek from Jyandala to Upardangadi 1275m/6 hours. 
The trail today passes through the forested landscapes, ascending and descending all the way to Upardangadi. We also pass through Siraichuli and Chisapani en route to our destination for the day. We will get the chance to enjoy the floral richness of the region and we may also encounter few rare wild animals and birds on our way. On reaching the Upardangadi, we can rest or explore the area. Overnight at community homestay. 

Day 7: Trek from Upardangadi to Shaktikhor 355m/3 hours and drive to Chitwan.
This will be the last day of our trek we will descend along the forested path to Shaktikhor. We will encounter many waterfalls and caves on our way. On reaching Shaktikhor we will visit the Chepang museum providing information about the local culture and lifestyle. We will also visit Maoist guerrillas and then we will drive to Chitwan in a private jeep. Overnight at a hotel in Chitwan. 

Day 8: In Chitwan
Today we will spend our full day exploring Chitwan. We will drive to Sauraha and can do jungle safari in Chitwan National Park. The national park is a sanctuary for a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is a home to a few endangered species like one-horned rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tiger. Also, it is a great destination for birds watching as it has more than 500 species of birds.  On our returning, we will visit the Tharu Museum and enjoy the local Tharu Cultural Dance in the evening. Overnight at a hotel in Chitwan.
 
Day 9: In Chitwan
We will do the elephant safari today in Chitwan National Park and we will visit the elephant breeding center. The trip today offers us an opportunity to learn more about the national park and its inhabiting wildlife. We can do Canoe ride and enjoy the local food after the safari. We will also visit some famous restaurants and we will take a short village walk. Overnight at a hotel in Chitwan.

Day 10: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu
In the early morning, we will leave for Kathmandu. We will proceed towards the bus stop and take a bus to Kathmandu. The drive to Kathmandu offers great scenic beauty and the lifestyle of roadside settlements. On reaching Kathmandu we will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private car.
Today we will assign the day for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. We will visit the UNESCO world heritage sites situated in Kathmandu valleys like Kathmandu Durbar Square Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Changunarayan. The tour offers insights on the culture and tradition of the valley in olden times. The architectural and cultural heritage of these sites are a treat to watch. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Final Departure from Kathmandu.
We will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled drive bidding you goodbye.

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 snftnepal@yahoo.de

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.
Price Adult Status *
USD 1,490
EUR 1.404
SFr 1.494
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

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.
* 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.

Chepang Hill Trek with Chitwan Tour, 12 Days


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