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Chepang Heritage Trail in Chitwan

Actual Adventure Private Limited is operarting this chepang hill Trail since 2009.The Chepang hill trail begins from Hugdi, one can raft to Hugdi from Kurintar. From Hugdi the trail goes

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Trip Facts

Duration: 11 days 
Grade: Moderate
Best Time to go: Sep - May
Trekking: Teahouse
Max. Altitude: 1945
Group Size: Min 01
Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private vehicle and Flight

Actual Adventure Private Limited is operarting this chepang hill Trail since 2009.The Chepang hill trail begins from Hugdi, one can raft to Hugdi from Kurintar. From Hugdi the trail goes to Hattibang where there are 4 households ready for home-stay where one can also experience the cultural performances of Chepangs and other ethnic groups and bird watching activity. Then comes Siraichuli which is the highest viewpoint and offers magnificent sunrise and sunset views with wide range of Himalayas in the likes of peak 29, Annapurna range, Gorkha Himal, Gaurishankar, Dhaulagiri, Langtang, Rolwaling, and Manaslu. You can also paraglide from this point. A good camping site waits at Upperdangadhi which a classic octagonal artillery fort is passing into the chitwan hills that defended the surrounding countryside during the reign of Bahadur shah.

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Actual adventure representative will greet you  in an airport & transfer you to your  Hotel  , after refreshment you will  be picked from hotel lobby  to office  where you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days.  We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square.

Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.

Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.

Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.

Day 03: Kathmandu –Hugdi & trek to hattibang
Drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi which takes about three hours. Trek from Hugdi to Hattibang and it takes about five hours. Hugdi is between Mugling and Krishna Bhir in Dhading district about 80 kilometers from Kathmandu. Hattibang offers good scenery of the surrounding mountains and you trek through pristine mid hill forests. You can experience Magar, Chepang and Giripuri cultures at the community-run home-stays and community-managed guest house. The cultural shows by locals can be enjoyed. Local handicrafts can be possessed here. You can make a tour of the village and visit the community lodge.

Day 04: Hattibang to Jyandala
Trek from Hattibang to Jyandala via Jautesh, Changa and Dinglang which takes about three hours. On the way you cross several villages which are purely Chepang settlements.

Day 05: Jyandala to Gadi
Trek from Jyandala to Gadi via Siraichuli and Chisapanitar and it takes about six and half hours. You trek through rough landscape and vegetation. Siraichuli (1,945m.) is one of the highest hills of Mahabharat range. It offers magnificent views of the mountains and fascinating views of sunrise and sunset. You can enjoy the spectacular views of Rolwaling, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Gorkha Himal, Peak 29, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and the Chitwan National park in the Terai. Chisapanitar is a popular bird watching site where 250 varieties of bird species are found. The dense forest in this region is also home to other wild animals.
Gadi used to be the headquarters of Chitwan till early 1962. The remains of a historic fort that defended the surrounding countryside are still here. The fort at 1275 is said to have been built by Shatru Bhanjan Shah. Here you can also enjoy the magnificent views.

Day 06: Gadi – Shaktikhor
Trek from Gadi to Shaktikhor which takes about five hours. Shaktikhor, the ending point of the trek, provides innumerable opportunity to visitors for a memorable cultural experience. You can gain cultural experience at Shaktikhor. Other attractions include visit to Chepang museum, Sinti waterfall and Sinti cave. You can make village tour and can enjoy cultural show performed by Chepang and Magar.

Day 07: Shaktikhor –Sauraha
Drive from Shaktikhor to Sauraha which takes about one hour or drive from Shaktikhor to Kathmandu and it takes about seven hours.

Day 08: Majhbang to Chitwan
Trek from Majhbang to Chitram and trek back to Shaktikhor which takes about four hours. You visit Chitram waterfall and then retrace your route back to Shaktikhor. You can experience the Chepang culture, birdwatching, fishing and village tour to Chepang settlements.

Day 09: Chitwan to Kathmandu
Drive from Shaktikhor to Kathmandu and it takes about seven hours

Day 10: Kathmandu free day of your own.
This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping .In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.

Day 11: Final Departure.
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventurous country.

Cost includes

  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara in 2 stars to 5 star hotels with breakfast
  • sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
  • Kathmandu /Hungdi & Chitwan /Kathmandu Transportation in local bus private / flight
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • 4 seasonal sleeping bag
  • trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • All cost for Actual adventure staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between 2 members while on trek )
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Actual  adventure trekking staffs
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner

Cost excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual

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