11 days/10 nights
Moderate to difficult
Hotel and homestay
Nepal has diverse groups of ethnic people that make up unique cultures and traditions, which have made the country stand out from the rest of the world. With the Indigenous Peoples Trail, you get to experience a part of the culture of the six different ethnic people living in the hilly regions of Nepal. With Miteri Nepal’s Indigenous People Trail package, you get to visit all the landmarks of this region and also get a guide who has in-depth knowledge about the local people and their cultures.
This 11-day trip starts with your arrival at Kathmandu, and then you head to Mude via road. From there onwards, you trek to various ethnic villages at various elevations ranging from 2,580m to 818m. The first stop in this trip is Deurali which is accessible by walking on the Indrawati river banks. From here, you head to Kholakharka which is famous for its scenic panorama of the mountain ranges like Langtang, Kanchenjunga, and Manaslu. On the road to Surkey, we will scout the Rajveer monastery and learn the secrets that envelop it. After staying overnight at Surkey, you head to Doramba, which is inhabited by Tamang people.
Most of the Thanka painters of Kathmandu have migrated from this village. Then you visit Khandadevi Temple at Khandadevi village and then the next stop is Dongme, which is inhabited by the Yolmo community. The last village is Lubughat, the village of Majhi (fishermen) where you can experience the daily life of those people. Throughout your time in this trek, you stay at homestays as it connects you with the local people and gets the chance to be as part of an ethnic family. From Lubughat, we head to Nepalthok and after a quick drive to Kathmandu, this trip will end. You can do this trek throughout the year but if you want to enjoy the pleasant and clear weather, the best time to come is September-December.
If you want to have the best trip while you are in Nepal, then Miteri Nepal is the ideal choice for you. We have a decade worth of experience in the tourism sector and our trained staff can cater to your every need. We arrange transportation and accommodation services as per your wish, along with providing the best food services.
Geography : Hills
Location : Ramechhap, Bhaktapur
Level of Difficulty : moderate to difficult
Duration of Trek : 11 days
Max Altitude : 2,580 m
Religions : Hinduism, Buddhism
Ethnic People : Tamang, Newar, Thami, Majhi, Sherpa, and Yolmo
Accommodation : hotel and homestay
Transportation : bus and private vehicle
Minimum Pax : 2
- Discovering the culture and traditions of six ethnic groups in less than 2 weeks
- Bonding with the local people through homestays and cultural programs
- Admiring the scenic views of mountains like Kanchenjunga and Everest
- Visiting the cultural landmarks like Rajveer monastery and the Khandadevi temple
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
The trip starts with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our company’s representatives are there to welcome and pick you up. From there, you go to your hotel and after refreshing, join the representatives for a welcome dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Mude (2580 mt.) by bus and trek from Mude to Deurali (2298 mt.).
Driving 5 hours and walking for 3 hours. Overnight at homestay.
After an early breakfast, you hit the road leading to Mude via the Araniko Highway. En route, you see amazing views of the Indrawati River. Once you reach Mude, you have your lunch and rest for a while before heading to Deurali on foot. The trail is easy as it is flat and doesn’t go uphill. You reach the small village of Deurali by late afternoon and stay overnight at a homestay. You can explore the village once you refresh.
Day 03: Deurali to Kholakharka (2448 mt.). Walking for 6 hours. Overnight at homestay
At the morning, you have breakfast and start to walk towards the destination, Kholakharka, which is a village inhabited by the Sherpa and Tamang people. The trail is pleasant and you get to enjoy scenic views of hills and mountains. Once you reach the village, you go to the summit to see panoramic views of Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga and even Everest. Then you hike to Thulo Sailung to visit Sailung Phoi Sibda Karpo (White Male Lord of the Earth), the home of the deity of Tamang community.
Day 04: Kholakharka to Surkey (1842 mt.). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at homestay.
Today, the trail you walk after breakfast goes downhill to a dense forest and then you come across the first landmark of the route, ‘Rajveer Monastery’. You visit the monastery and continue walking along the trail. You pass by Sherpa and Tamang villages and then reach the magnificent Thinghare waterfall, which is 40 foot long. After you cross the waterfall, the next village you reach is Surkey. The people living in these parts follow Buddhism and their culture also revolves around it.
Day 05: Surkey to Doramba (2054 mt.). Walking for 4 hours. Overnight at homestay.
After breakfast, you walk the trail that leads you to Thinghare where you enjoy the Thami cultural program arranged by the locals. After enjoying the program and having lunch, you walk on an easy trail that leads you to the dense forests of the Doramba valley. En route, you can enjoy the lush vegetation. After crossing the forest, you reach the largest Tamang settlement of this region called Doramba.
Day 06: Doramba to Khandadevi (1986 mt.). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at homestay.
You ascend to Agleshwori Danda to visit the revered shrine for Hindus. From there you can see splendid views of mountain ranges like Langtang, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga and the Mahabharata hills. Then you descend through the pine forests and reach Galpa Bazaar where you shall have lunch. Khandadevi is the next village you reach after lunch. Upon reaching there, you refresh and visit the famous Khandadevi Temple.
Day 07: Khandadevi to Dongme (1982 mt.). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at homestay.
Today also, the trail goes through a pine forest and you hit the trail after breakfast. En route, you come across a huge rock with an image of Lord Shiva, one of the most worshipped deities of Hinduism. After crossing this landmark, you come to Dongme, the village inhabited by Yolmo community. After refreshing, you indulge in a short hike to Sunpati to see the spectacular view of the sunset with the mountain ranges.
Day 08: Dongme to Lubughat (818 mt.). Walking for 4 hours. Overnight at homestay.
Today, you see another spectacular view of the sunrise and have breakfast. The trail today leads you to Lubughat. Through the lush vegetation, you walk along the new eco-trail and enjoy the sceneries along the way. The trail descends to the banks of Sun Koshi River and then you reach Lubughat inhabited by Majhi (fishermen) community. There, you enjoy the cultural program arranged by the locals.
Day 09: Lubughat to Nepalthok and drive to Dhulikhel (1650 mt.). Walking for 3 hours and 2 hours. Overnight at homestay.
Today is the last day of your trek. After a lavish breakfast, you head towards Nepalthok. En route, you enjoy the sceneries of the hills and the river. Once you reach Nepalthok, you have your lunch before going to Dhulikhel via road. You can explore the town once you reach Dhulikhel and visit the major landmarks like Kali Temple, Kailashanatha Mahadev Statue, etc.
Day 10: Dhulikhel to Kathmandu by bus. Driving 2 hours. Overnight at homestay.
After breakfast, you board a bus which leads to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, you will stay overnight at a Newari-styled homestay in Patan, where you can enjoy the beauty of Newari cuisines and culture. You explore the beautiful Patan Durbar Square and then visit Bungmati, a small village with a history that dates back to Lichhavi civilization. After the sightseeing, you join the company staffs for farewell dinner.
Day 11: Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.
After a lavish breakfast, make sure that you have all your belongings packed and secure with you. As per your scheduled flight, our company’s staff will take you to the airport on time. Before you depart, we would like to hear your comments on the trip. Hope you have a safe flight!
- 2 Nights accommodation on twin sharing room on BB basis in Kathmandu
- Accommodation at Home stay or in Guest house during trek either in home stay or in Tea house
- English Speaking Trekking Guide his insurance and wages
- All necessary entrance fees
- All airport pick up and drop
- Kathmandu-Mude-Kathmandu Transportation
- All sightseeing
- 1 Duffel bag per person
- Choclates /dry fruits
- Arrangement of rescue evacuation
- All government tax and vat
- Insurance of any kind .
- Air tickets from home -Nepal -home back
- STD/ISTD/Recharge /Sim card/Laundry,beverages etc
- Visa fee for Nepal Entry
- Porter if necessary
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu parts
- Tips to the Guide and driver
- Cost raise due to natural and political disturbances
- Cost which are not mentioned in above