Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
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Indigenous People Trail
Indigenous People Trail
Indigenous People Trail
Indigenous People Trail
Indigenous People Trail
Indigenous People Trail
Indigenous People Trail

Indigenous people trail Trek is one of our favourite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Indigenous people trail offer you a magnificent trek through scenic landscape with wide range of cultural diversity. As the route was newly lunched, it is less populated by tourists. The trekking route is appropriate for the trekkers who wants to trek on a relatively low elevation below 3000 meters [9,800ft.] and far from the commercial.

The unique trekking route of Indigenous People Trail which starts from west Ramechhap district, 130km from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. The weeklong trekking starts by climbing the Sailung Peak [3146m] which is the highest point of the whole trek and ends down to the low elevation of [533m] at Lubughat by the Sunkoshi River. The journey passes through all the way from mid hill as the entire region lying on the Mahabarata range. During the trek, you will witness the panoramic view of great Himalayas like Dhauligiri and Annapurna, RolwalingLangtang Everest  in the West to Numburchuili, Gaurishanker and Kanchenjunga in the East. The pristine forests at Sailing, Rajveer, Augleshwori, Galba and Khandadevi are the unique habitat for a varieties of wildlife including pheasant, deer and languor monkey as well as a seasonal spring blaze of blooming rhododendron.

Unlike other trekking route in Nepal, you will experience different authentic cultural activities from different communities of Sherpa, Newar, Thami, Tamang, Yolmo and Majhis. The accommodations here are very simple, but the local people have managed that in a standard way. You will experience the unique life style of real Nepal from different communities in this Indigenous People Trek within a limited time period. We involve you in a different activities of inhabitants which is followed in their daily life and give you a wonderful experience of traditional method to execute the occupation.

The indigenous people trail is predominant by the Hindu and the Buddhist religions which can be witness through the temples and the monasteries on the route. You will observe the ritual activities done by different followers in their chapel and the beautiful paintings on the monastery wall depicting the life story of Buddha, the Buddhist doctrine of life cycle, other God and Goddess and the mythical animals.

Trekking through the rural and fertile land of the village and enjoying the spectacular view of the Himalayas peak to the north will provide you a life memorizing experience of Nepali culture and landscapes.

Highlights:

+ Scenic landscape and unity of various cultural diversity
+ Less Tourist route and enjoy spectacular views of peaks
+ Appreciate altitude
+ Experience various ethnic group cultural dances

Trip Facts

Duration: 10 days
Altitude: 3165m
Difficulty: Medium
Accommodation: Homestay
Season: Spring/Fall/Winter
Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 03: Scenic drive to Dhunge & trek to Sailung (2800m/9186.351706 ft.), 7hr walk

We drive 5hr from Ktm to Dhunge Village. From Dhunge we ascend to Sailung Hilltop. From here we overview majestic Himalayas views including the photogenic view of Mt. Gaurishankar (7,134m). Following down the short trek lead us to Sherpa village of Khola Kharka where we overnight.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 04: Descend to Surkey (1842m/ 6043.3070866 ft.), 4-5hr walk

The day trip begin with hike to Thulo Sailung Peak(3146m). The spot is incredible to overview the sunrise and splendid view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt.Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorjee Lhakpa, Rolwaling, Everest and Kanchenjunga ranges. After we retrace and continue descend to Surkey. The trail lead us through the pristine Sailung forest where native trees and birds will drag your attention. Along the way, we will visit the Rajveer monastery and get blessing from the Lama. Following the route will pass through a Sherpa village and a Tamang village with their monastery decorated with the Mani wall, Chhortens and the prayers flags. Continuing the trail will take us to the 40ft Thingare waterfall and then to the beautifully terraced village of Surkey.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Homestay

 

Day 05: Trek onward to Doramba (2055/ 6742.1259843 ft.), 4-5hr walk

we experience unique Thami cultural at Tinghare village before we pass through it. Then we cross the Doramba valley through the Rhododendron filled forest, leading towards the bustling Doramba Bazaar. Doramba is one of the largest Tamang settlement in Nepal and most of the Thangka painters. We enjoy the colorful evening participating in the traditional culture program of the Tamang.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Homestay

 

Day 06: Ascend to Khandadevi (2000m/ 6561.67979 ft.), 4-5hr walk

We explore upwards to the sacred Hindu shrine of Augleshowori hill which provides the magnificent views of the Himalayas and the rolling Mahabarata hills below. Descending from the hill, we pass the local slate mine and the pine forest to reach another bustling Baazar of Galpa. Continuing our trek through the terraced landscape and pine forest to reach Khandadevi Temple. The temple, perched on top of (1,985m) peak and encircled by ancient stone walls, dedicated to the Goddess Khada Devi. We enjoy a splendid view of sunset from the hill top. In the evening, we will relax with traditional Tamang Homestay hospitality.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Homestay

 

Day 07: Journey onward to Dongme (1980m 6496.0629921 ft.), 4-5hr walk

Our long trail goes through a thick pine forest with a wide variety of birds and other wildlife species. Following the trail will exhibits neat and beautiful traditional houses along the way before reaching the home of the ancient Yolmo people in Dongme. In the evening, we climb up to the summit of Sunapati to engage in the beauty of spectacular sunset over the Himalayas and the Buddhist Chhortens around it. Returning back to the monastery atDongme and indulge in the Yolmo cultural program and experience the warm hospitality of Yolmo culture.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Homestay

 

Day 08: Trek to Lubughat (1982m/ 6502.6246719 ft.),4-5hr walk

We overview stunning sunrise from Sunapati before we take our final descend along the newly renovated Eco trails to the village of Lubughat on the Golden Koshi river, famous for adventurous rafting. We experience traditional river fishing with the Majhi community, renowned for their fishing expertise and relax on the sandy beach beside the river. We will be invited to join them on a fish barbecue or pig roast and at the same time we enjoy the culture show proudly performed by the Majhi people. 
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Homestay

 

Day 09: Trek back to Ktm(1350m/4429 ft.), 1hr walk+5-6hr drive

We walk through the valley crossing the river by Majhi raft and suspension bridge will reach to Nepalthowk to catch the transport to Kathmandu.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.)

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle
[Included meals: Breakfast]

 

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+ Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ Overland transportation on sharing basis

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/main course) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses/homestay as per the itinerary

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family

 

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Tips for Guide & Porter

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Equipment for trip

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Useful Information

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

 

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

 

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

 

Money and Tipping

Money and Tipping; It is best to bring a mixture of cash and traveler’s checks in a major currency [some currencies are not convertible to NPR]. USD, GBP, CAD, EUR, and AUD are generally fine. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu / Pokhara and USD 30 – 35 per day whilst trekking in the Annapurna region (if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek but tips are not included in the trip price. If you are happy with the performance of the trekking staff, we suggest the following as a minimum: USD 7 per day of the wages or around one day’s wage for each week on trek. As a rule, and through tradition, the head cook should get a little more than the porters and ‘Sherpa’ and kitchen crews. The Sirdar and Leader/guide should get a little more again.

Duration
10 days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Other Region
Grade
Medium
Altitude
3165m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Homestay