Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek-12Nights/ 13Days

Ecotourism In Nepal & Sustainable Travel , Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek Route , Itinerary.
  •   Destination: Chepang Hill Siraichuli
  •  Activities: Tour, Trekking & Volunteering
  •   Trip Grade: A
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu
  •  Group size: 1-35 Pax
  •  Best Seasons: All Season
  •   Meals: All Meals are Included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Tea/ Coffee, mostly Local Foods)
  •   Accomodation: Hostel, Homestay & Eco-Lodge
  •   Transportation: All Transportation

Ecotourism In Nepal, Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek Route, Itinerary:

 

Situated on the southwest of Kathmandu Valley, Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek is one of the newest and unspoiled trails most Suitable for Ecotourism In Nepal  The trail is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Nepal. The place is not only for natural beauties but also for indigenous people and to experience the very authentic cultures of local people. We “Apex Nepal Treks & Tours” bring you there in a sustainable way to benefit Local communities from your visit. We arrange your trip in such a way that it not only supports local communities but also plays a vital role in protecting the environment and social equity. So, let’s come and join hands together to protect our environment, give some contribution to the underprivileged communities and help to preserve our authentic culture.

Tourism plays a major role in Nepal’s economy. And over a million people are more or less connected with this industry. There are several aspects of Ecotourism In Nepal, eg. Mountaineering, water Sports, National Parks, Adventure travels, Cultural, Pilgrimage Tours, Volunteering Travel, etc.
The Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek was introduced as a part of the Tourism For Rural Poverty Alleviation Program from the Government of Nepal. The trail offers unique homestay accommodations with a glimpse into the primal culture and the tourism exploration improves awareness of environmental protection with local communities’ socio-economic status. Apex Nepal Treks & Tours uses local porters and local homestay to support the local economy and promote environmental protection as well as indigenous inhabitants and culture.

The Chepang Hill Siraichalai Hiking starts from Hugdi which can be reached by Rafting on the Trisuli river or by driving. Siraichuli Hill (1945m) is a nice viewpoint for Sunrise and sunset. The trail is covered with forest, Barabdabhar Corridor Forest, which is rich in broad-leaved deciduous trees, Rhododendron, and chir-pine trees. The area is also rich in fauna. There are over 238 species of birds found in this area. Living in a Nomadic Lifestyle, Chepang is an ethnic group of People mostly living in the rich forest as Hunters and gatherers intertwined with the forest life, some living in caves. This trip will provide you an opportunity to see and experience their unique and rich culture. Besides Chepang People, on the more southern part of the trail, there are some other ethnic groups living eg. Magars, Gurungs, Giri-Puris, Brahmins, Newars, Chhetris, etc. After the hike, we’ll be reaching Chitwan National Park where we’ll spend a few days to experience safari Activities and do some Volunteering work.

 

Nepal is very rich in Culture and Biodiversity. Nepal has more than 126 different ethnic groups and 123 differently spoken dialects. Nepal is also rich in biodiversity. There are 10 National Parks, 6 Conservation areas, several community forests, etc. But despite all these riches, Nepal is still a developing country. Development is taking place slowly but in an unbalanced way, harming our environment and culture with the lack of proper planning and vision from the policymakers. And with the flow of travelers and global warming issues, Nepal is facing a huge challenge to protect its environmental ecosystem and authentic cultures. Hence, keeping these issues in mind we highly promote and support Eco-tourism in Nepal. Our Sustainable tourism programs will encourage travelers to stay in a local guesthouse or possibly in a Homestay or Community Lodge. be mindful of animal performance or riding, be environmentally friendly, be culturally friendly, use biodegradable products, avoid using plastics and promote local products over branded chain products. After all, our aim is to support Environmental Protection. Economic improvement of underprivileged communities and Social development along with cultural preservation.  And we hope and believe we’ll have travelers’ support as well.

Trip Highlights

Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek  Highlights

– Support to the Local Community through Eco-Tourism
– See and experience local culture of Chepang people and other Ethnic Groups of People
– See and experience Local Culture of Tharu Communities (Ethnic group of People living near Chitwan National Park)
– Enjoy White water rafting experience
– Beautiful Himalayan Views during the Trekking
– Experience of Homestay & Community Lodge
– Enjoy the mouth watering organically prepared  local delicacies of ethnic peoples of Nepal

Day to Day Itinerary

Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek  Itinerary:

Day01: Arrival In Kathmandu (Stay in a hostel)
We’ll pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to the hotel. It’s a half an hour drive to the hostel. After freshening up and resting, we’ll have a welcome tea with a short briefing about the itinerary, culture, and costumes of Nepal. If the time permits, we’ll visit the vegetable market to shop for Dinner. We’ll have home cooking.
 
Day02: In Kathmandu (Stay in a hostel)
Today we’ll do some sightseeing by walking. After breakfast in the morning, we will walk to Swayambhunath Stupa which would be about 45mins walk. On the way, we’ll stop at some other temples but smaller ones. Swayambhunath is a huge temple at the top of a hill from where you can see the entire Kathmandu valley. It’s a Buddhist Stupa. The exact date of construction is unknown, but it’s much believed that the stupa must be over 1500 years old. The dome-shaped white stupa is surrounded by prayer wheels and Buddhist prayer flags hanging from the top. On the four sides of the stupa, there are large eyes of buddha symbolizing wisdom and compassion. The temple is also called the Monkey temple because there are hundreds of monkeys in the surrounding forest.
After Swayambhunath we’ll walk through the town and cross a bridge to reach Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square (Kathmandu Durbar Square). There are several Hindu temples in this square mostly dating back from the 12th century to the 18th century. The temples are made of wooden carvings and some of them in pagoda styles. “Kumari” the living goddess temple is also on this premises.
After Kathmandu Durbar Square we’ll walk back to Hostel through a Local market called Ason. Here you can find all kinds of local products and spices. We can do vegetable shopping here for our dinner.
Day03:  Rafting in Trisuli River overnight in a Tented Camp
After Breakfast, we’ll take a bus to  Starting point of Rafting. We’ll have adventurous rafting for 3-4hrs in the Trisuli River. During the rafting, we’ll have a lunch break. After rafting, we’ll fix up our tents on the bank of the river.
Day04: Hugdi(309m)- Start to Trek-  Hattibang (1410m)
After breakfast, we’ll begin our trek for Huge. At first, it would be a gradual upwards followed by a little harder one. The trail is nice with broadleaf forest and occasional farm terraces overview. In clear weather, we can see snow mountains as well. We’ll pass by an orange farm while nearing Jogpuri village. Hattibang is a larger village with mixed ethnic groups of people eg. Magar, Gurung, Giripuri, and Chepang. The name Hattibang is named after a Stone that looks like an Elephant. An Elephant in Nepali is called Hatti.
Day05: Hattibang (1410m)- Trek to Siraichuli (1949m)- Jandala
Today we start our day early in the morning to catch the Sunrise view from Siraichuli. From here we can see a magnificent view of Snow mountains and down valleys.
Later in the day, we’ll walk through a beautiful trail through the forest with several birds singing around. Jandala is a Chepang village. Here we’ll have many opportunities to understand and experience Chepang Culture and costumes.  We’ll have a village tour here and try local foods, all organic food including locally produced honey and grains.
Day06: Siraichuli(1949m)- Trek to Upperdang Gadhi/ Chisapani (1275m) 
Today would be a bit of a longer walk and we’ll carry our packed lunch. Today there are no villages along the route, so we’ll carry enough food and water. Upperdang Gadhi is actually a fortress used a long time ago. The several hundred years old fortresses used to serve as a regional headquarter of the regional government. It’s an octagonal artillery fort with 6 feet moat, 20 feet stone walls, and 15 feet main door. We’ll have a nice Sunset view from here and in clear weather we can see snow mountains too.
Day07: Upperdang Gadhi- Shaktikhor- Chitwan (415m)Chitwan
After having a nice local breakfast we’ll head towards Shaktikhor from where we’ll use a public vehicle to reach a village near Chitwan National Park.
 
Day8- Day11: Chitwan- Volunteering Programme & visit Chitwan National Park
After breakfast, we’ll take a bus to Chitwan. We would be transferred to Homestay place. Will have local food for Lunch and spend our free evening walking around the village and farm. Here we’ll do some volunteering work for two days.  And two days to visit the national park. We’ll take part in a Jungle walk and Canoe ride in a swallow river.
Day12: Chitwan- Kathmandu by Bus, Hostel
After breakfast, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu. It would be a 5hrs drive. In Kathmandu, we’ll spend our evening visiting Thamel Area.
Day13: Departure
Depending on your flight schedule we’ll transfer you to the Airport for your onward journey.

What's Included

Ø  Airport pickups and drops and all land transportations

Ø  Bicycle in Chitwan

Ø  All accommodations in Hostel, Homestay & Community Lodge

Ø  All meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Ø  All ground transportation (possibly in public vehicles)

Ø  Guided city tour in Kathmandu & in Chitwan

Ø  Local Porters and all their expenses

Ø  Volunteering programs in Chitwan

Ø  Jungle Trek in Chitwan & Tented Camp Rafting in Trisuli River

Ø  All the entrance fees of the monuments

Ø  All the government taxes and local taxes, etc.

What's not Included

Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Very personal expenses
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tips/ Donations, etc.

Accommodations

All Accommodations are included during the entire trip. In Kathmandu, Trekking & Chitwan: Hostel, Homestay & Eco-Lodge.

Meals

All Meals are Included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Tea/ Coffee, mostly Local Foods)

Best Time to Travel

All seasons

Nepal has mainly four seasons: Spring (March, April, May), Monsoon (June, July, August), Autumn (September, October, November) & Winter(December, January, February). Spring & Autumn have very comfortable weather. It’s neither too cold nor hot. Winter is quite chilly, so it’s suggested to bring some warm clothes. Monsoon is warm and humid and sometimes rains (though it’s not all day long), so it would be suggested to bring an umbrella or a raincoat.

Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek  Itinerary:

Day01: Arrival In Kathmandu (Stay in a hostel)
We’ll pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to the hotel. It’s a half an hour drive to the hostel. After freshening up and resting, we’ll have a welcome tea with a short briefing about the itinerary, culture, and costumes of Nepal. If the time permits, we’ll visit the vegetable market to shop for Dinner. We’ll have home cooking.
 
Day02: In Kathmandu (Stay in a hostel)
Today we’ll do some sightseeing by walking. After breakfast in the morning, we will walk to Swayambhunath Stupa which would be about 45mins walk. On the way, we’ll stop at some other temples but smaller ones. Swayambhunath is a huge temple at the top of a hill from where you can see the entire Kathmandu valley. It’s a Buddhist Stupa. The exact date of construction is unknown, but it’s much believed that the stupa must be over 1500 years old. The dome-shaped white stupa is surrounded by prayer wheels and Buddhist prayer flags hanging from the top. On the four sides of the stupa, there are large eyes of buddha symbolizing wisdom and compassion. The temple is also called the Monkey temple because there are hundreds of monkeys in the surrounding forest.
After Swayambhunath we’ll walk through the town and cross a bridge to reach Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square (Kathmandu Durbar Square). There are several Hindu temples in this square mostly dating back from the 12th century to the 18th century. The temples are made of wooden carvings and some of them in pagoda styles. “Kumari” the living goddess temple is also on this premises.
After Kathmandu Durbar Square we’ll walk back to Hostel through a Local market called Ason. Here you can find all kinds of local products and spices. We can do vegetable shopping here for our dinner.
Day03:  Rafting in Trisuli River overnight in a Tented Camp
After Breakfast, we’ll take a bus to  Starting point of Rafting. We’ll have adventurous rafting for 3-4hrs in the Trisuli River. During the rafting, we’ll have a lunch break. After rafting, we’ll fix up our tents on the bank of the river.
Day04: Hugdi(309m)- Start to Trek-  Hattibang (1410m)
After breakfast, we’ll begin our trek for Huge. At first, it would be a gradual upwards followed by a little harder one. The trail is nice with broadleaf forest and occasional farm terraces overview. In clear weather, we can see snow mountains as well. We’ll pass by an orange farm while nearing Jogpuri village. Hattibang is a larger village with mixed ethnic groups of people eg. Magar, Gurung, Giripuri, and Chepang. The name Hattibang is named after a Stone that looks like an Elephant. An Elephant in Nepali is called Hatti.
Day05: Hattibang (1410m)- Trek to Siraichuli (1949m)- Jandala
Today we start our day early in the morning to catch the Sunrise view from Siraichuli. From here we can see a magnificent view of Snow mountains and down valleys.
Later in the day, we’ll walk through a beautiful trail through the forest with several birds singing around. Jandala is a Chepang village. Here we’ll have many opportunities to understand and experience Chepang Culture and costumes.  We’ll have a village tour here and try local foods, all organic food including locally produced honey and grains.
Day06: Siraichuli(1949m)- Trek to Upperdang Gadhi/ Chisapani (1275m) 
Today would be a bit of a longer walk and we’ll carry our packed lunch. Today there are no villages along the route, so we’ll carry enough food and water. Upperdang Gadhi is actually a fortress used a long time ago. The several hundred years old fortresses used to serve as a regional headquarter of the regional government. It’s an octagonal artillery fort with 6 feet moat, 20 feet stone walls, and 15 feet main door. We’ll have a nice Sunset view from here and in clear weather we can see snow mountains too.
Day07: Upperdang Gadhi- Shaktikhor- Chitwan (415m)Chitwan
After having a nice local breakfast we’ll head towards Shaktikhor from where we’ll use a public vehicle to reach a village near Chitwan National Park.
 
Day8- Day11: Chitwan- Volunteering Programme & visit Chitwan National Park
After breakfast, we’ll take a bus to Chitwan. We would be transferred to Homestay place. Will have local food for Lunch and spend our free evening walking around the village and farm. Here we’ll do some volunteering work for two days.  And two days to visit the national park. We’ll take part in a Jungle walk and Canoe ride in a swallow river.
Day12: Chitwan- Kathmandu by Bus, Hostel
After breakfast, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu. It would be a 5hrs drive. In Kathmandu, we’ll spend our evening visiting Thamel Area.
Day13: Departure
Depending on your flight schedule we’ll transfer you to the Airport for your onward journey.

What's Included

Ø  Airport pickups and drops and all land transportations

Ø  Bicycle in Chitwan

Ø  All accommodations in Hostel, Homestay & Community Lodge

Ø  All meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Ø  All ground transportation (possibly in public vehicles)

Ø  Guided city tour in Kathmandu & in Chitwan

Ø  Local Porters and all their expenses

Ø  Volunteering programs in Chitwan

Ø  Jungle Trek in Chitwan & Tented Camp Rafting in Trisuli River

Ø  All the entrance fees of the monuments

Ø  All the government taxes and local taxes, etc.

What's not Included

Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Very personal expenses
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tips/ Donations, etc.

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