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Indigenous Peoples Trail


Asian Expedition offers a first of its kind in Nepal, the Indigenous Peoples Trail offers unique, living, exposure to one of the most culturally diverse areas of Nepal. The IP Trail formally starts at the Mude / Dhunge/Chaichhap bazaar of Dolakha district followed by thereafter to Sailung Peak [3200m.], the treks highest point. The Indigenous Peoples Trail offers scenic trekking at relatively low elevations, below 3200M. Bound by Thulo Sailung peak in the North, the golden Sun Koshi flowing along the South and the Tama Koshi in the East, the Indigenous Peoples Trail presents an incomparable and natural blend of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity coupled with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, stretching from Dhauligiri and Annapurna in the West to Numbur chuili and Kanchenjunga in the East.

The trail meanders through ethnic community settlements at Rajveer, Surkey, Doramba, Khandadevi and Dongme, and ends at Namobuddha. A separate time Majhi fishing experience can also be experienced either as a part of IP Trail package or as a standalone product to Lubughat and Seleghat. The elevation ranges from 488m at the Sun Kosi River to Numburchuili peak along Everest Himal range at 6959m. Vistas of the rolling foothills dotted with isolated farming communities, rhododendron forests and bamboo groves, all crowned by an array of snow peaks are bound to leave you breathless. The cultural rituals surrounding Buddhism and Hinduism are another major attraction. But the foremost prize of the whole experience is the chance to meet people from 21 different Indigenous communities, learn about them and their culture- yes, all of the above in one trek. You will feel good knowing that your visit is genuinely helping your hosts. And what’s more, you can relax on one of the best beaches in Nepal!!

Day to Day Itinerary

01.Arrival in Kathmandu[1350m.] Transfer to Hotel
02.Sightseeing in Kathmandu
03.Kathmandu-Mude by Bus or Private Van
04.Mude to Deurali
05.deurali-Thulo Sailung[3200m.
06.Thulo Sailing-Raj Veer
07.Raj Veer-Surke/Tinghare
12.Lubughat -Bholung[1100 m.]
13.Bholung-Temal Naranthan
14. Temal Naranthan -Namobuddha
15. Namobuddha -Kathmandu
16.Free day in Kathmandu
17.Transfer to Airport for Final Depature.

01.Major features of Indigenous Peoples Trail (IPT)

Name : Indigenous people Trail
Location: Western Ramechhap (Starting from Sindhupalchowk/Dolakha and ends at Kavre/Sindhuli)
Elevation: Lubughat (533m) to Sailung (3200m)
Total Duration: 16 days
Accommodation: Camping/Home-stays and Community Lodge.

02.The Special Attractions of the Trail.

Major Valley : Sunkoshi River and Tamakoshi River valleys.
Mountain panorama : From Everest region to the east to Annapurna to the west Significantpanoramas are the Numbur, Rolwaling and Langtang ranges.
Other Mesmerizing Landscape : Folded Mahabharat hills, rolling terraced farmlands, waterfalls (Surkey), Serpentine Sunkoshi River. Major Ethnic Groups : Sherpa, Thami, Newar, Tamang, Yolmo and Majhi.
Best view points : Sailung, Augleshwori, Khandadevi, Sunapati.
Sacred Pilgrimage Sites : Thulo Sailung, Rajveer, Khandadevi, Augleshwori and Sunap
Beautiful monastery : Rajveer, Doramba, Domgme.
Beautiful Flora : Sub-tropical to temperate vegetation, Sal forest, Pine forest, Alnus and blooming rhododendron.
Beautiful Fauna : Various species of birds, Deer, Langur Monkey, varieties of endemic fishes.
Fishing: Lubughat, Seleghat
Bird watching: Dhunge-Sailung, Kholakharka-Rajveer, Surkey-Doramba, Khandadevi Hiledevi section.
Forest walks: Khandadevi-Hiledevi section
Socio-Cultural Practices : Lhosar celebration, Janaipurnima festival, Buddhapurnima festival, Sorashraddha, Shamanic performances, Lama Dances.
Agri-tourism activities: Participating in rice and millet cultivation and harvesting.
Rafting : Lubughat-Seleghat
Socio-economic-Practices : Terraced farming, ethno-botanical practices, thatched houses, mechanical grinding of rice and millet.
Bio-diversity study: Temperate to alpine vegetation, rhododendron, conifers, birch, colored pasture grasses, NTFPs, a variety of bird species, deer, jackal, fox, clouded leopard.

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Indigenous Peoples Trail