Duration: 9 Days
Elevation: Lubughat (533m) to Sailung (3146m)
Accommodation: Home-stays and Community Lodge
Major river valley: Sunkoshi and Tamakoshi
Major ethnic groups: 6 (Sherpa, Newar, Tamang, Thami, Tamang, Yolmo, Majhi)
Major view points: Sailung, Augleshwori, Khandadevi, Sunapati
Major Attractions: Culture and traditions ethnic groups, Mountain views
This Trail mainly offers local Home-stay accommodation providing trekkers with a rare opportunity to experience- the first of its kind in Nepal- the culture and lifestyle of six different ethnic groups. Escape the congestion of commercialized trekking routes and get ‘off-the-beaten track’ to experience the real Nepal- take the 'Indigenous Peoples (IP) Trail in west Ramechhap District, 130km east of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. The IP Trail offers unique exposure to one of the most culturally diverse areas of Nepal combined with a beautiful natural landscape. Bound by Sailung Peak in the north, the golden Sun Koshi River flowing along the south and the aqua-blue Tama Koshi River to the east, the IP Trail offers an incomparable combination of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity coupled with breathtaking Himalayan and mid-Hill panoramas.
Falling entirely on the Mahabharata range, It is a relatively soft, top-down, gentle trek fit for all categories of trekkers and particularly suited to visitors wishing to avoid extreme high altitudes (the trail takes visitors from a starting elevation of 3146m at Sailung to 533m at Lubughat of Koshi river basin) within a week or less of holiday.