Trekking in Nepal » Chepang Hill Trekking

Ramesh Gurung with Chepang PeopleChepang (Chepang Hill Trekking) is the commonly used name given to an indigenous ethnic group living in central and southern Nepal.The language is also known as Chepang but is called Chyo-bang by the people themselves. Some Bahun Chettri castes call these people the "Praja" meaning "political subjects". The people speak 3 different dialects of this Tibeto-Burman language that is closely related to Raute and Raji, two undocumented languages spoken in western Nepal.

Chepang language is one of the few languages which use a duodecimal (base 12) counting system rather than the decimal (base 10).Chepang traditionally practised some slash-and-burn agriculture, or simple hoe-based horticulture along with mostly hunting and gathering from the forests. Since being resettled in southern Nepal and impinged upon by Nepali speaking groups, Chepang have begun plow-based agriculture.

Chepang Hill Trekking is more culture at Siraichuli hill (1945m) standing of Mahabharat range north west from Chitwan National Park. Chepang Hill Treks Offers spectacular views of the mountains and magnificent sunrise and sunset views. The view includes a range of Himalayan peaks such as Rolwaling, Dorche Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Manaslu Range, Himalchuli, Anapurna range, Dhaulagiri rare view flatland and spectacular sunrise and sunsets.After nice trek arrive chitwan National park for jungle safari and back to Kathmandu.

Trekking Region :Chepang Hill.
Culture :Chepang.
Starting Point :Hugdi Bazaar.
End Point :Gadi to Saktikhor
Trek Duration : Moderate/ easy.
Trek Duration : 12 days
Tour grade : Oct-Nov, Mar-April.
Type of trekking : Camping Trek only.
Himalayan sights : Manaslu, lamjung himal and all Annapurna ranges.
Summery :Chepang Heritage.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and drive to Hotel with B/B.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Soyambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbare squire with Guide over night in Hotel with B/B.

Day 03: sightseeing in Bhaktapur Durbar squire and Patan Durbare Squire over night in Hotel with B/B.

Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi Bazaar (306m) And trek to Hattibang about 5 hrs.Hattibang (1410m) over night in Camp B/L/D. this is more culture trek and little bit steep up.

Day 05: Hattibang to Jyndala (1600m) - walk around 4 to 5 hours. Trek to Jyandala Changa-Dinglang and overnight at Jyandala.this is a pure Chepang village. Over night in Camp B/L/D.

Day 06: Jyandala to Siraichuli- Chisapanitar- Gadi (1275m): walk around 6 hours.
Jyandala –Siraichuli- Chisapanitar- Gadi Trek to Siraichuli for mountain views, sunrise or sunset. Trek to Chisapanitar for Bird watching. Trek to Gadi to observe historical fort at Gadi. Overnight: Gadi over night in Camp B/L/D.

Day 07: Gadi to Saktikhor (355m). Walk around 6 Hour.
Trek down from Gadi to Shaktikhor. Cultural experience at Shaktikhor, observe Chepang Museum Overnight: over night in Camp B/L/D.

Day 08: breakfast in the camp and drive to Chitwan National Park about 1:30 hrs. Arrive in Resort lunch in the camp, and Camp manager will give you some information about Chitwan to program. Afternoon visit Tharu Museum and village tour. Over night in Hotel B/L/D

Day 09: Chitwan full day's program. After Breakfast canoe trip, Jungle walks and Back to Hotel and you will have Lunch. In the afternoon you will have elephant ridding and evening after diner Tharu couture program. Over night in Hotel B/L/D.

Day 10: Jeep safari visit 20,000 lakes where you can see many different kinds of Bird and wild Life over night in Hotel B/LD.

Day 11: Breakfast Bird watching, Jeep drive to Tourist Bus station and drive to Kathmandu or Bharatpur Airport flight to Kathmandu over night in Hotel with B/B.

Day 12: Departure to Home.