Indigenous People Trail

Trip Duration:9 Days days
Max Altitude:3126M
Trip Grade:2
Lodging:Home Stay
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Group Size:1 to 15 Persons PAX
Best Season:March-May and September-November
Per Day Walk:4-7 hours
Trip Route:Kathmandu-Kholakharka-Thulo Sailung-Surkey-Doramba-Khandadevi-Dongme-Lubughat-Kathmandu
Indigenous Peoples Trail offers unique, living, exposure to one of the most culturally diverse areas of Nepal. The ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ offers scenic trekking at relatively low elevations, below 3126M. 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 Numburchuili ,Gaurishanker and Kanchenjunga in the East.
Against a magnificent Himalayan backdrop visitors gain invaluable insight to the culture and lifestyle of several local Indigenous Peoples including Tamang, Newars, Sherpa, Thamis, and Majhis. The two predominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, are ever present with the variety of gods and goddess, temples, stupas and monasteries.

The trail allows you to stay overnight in private homes in traditional villages far from commercialized tourist trails. Rooms in local houses are renovated, but otherwise expect a few tourist-style comforts. Host families are trained to prepare meals hygienically. When staying with a Nepali family guests live the life as the local people do, and are treated like part of the family. The homes reflect the traditional and simple atmosphere of the people. Apart from the pleasure of being amidst peaceful and serene environment, tourists can also enjoy the traditional folk dances and music presented by the local men and women in their colorful traditional dresses. The focus for the guests is on experiencing and learning from an authentic and enriched culture. Visitors are often involved in local activities that range from cooking classes through to attending a traditional wedding, watching a local cultural dance. The Home-stay allows visitors to discover the real Nepal and to enjoy the untouched countryside. Unlike highly commercialized routes, trekkers walk through uninhabited areas and meet few fellow travelers.

In gist the trail experiences include panoramic Himalaya, mid-Hill and riverside confluence views, culture (6 ethnic groups) and cultural performances, home stay, soft trekking, monastery visits and meditation, temple visit and animal sacrifice, forest walks etc. Indigenous People Trail Welcome by local people from Indigenous people trail.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Trivuwan International airport in Kathmandu, transfer to the Hotel and free activities in the evening.
Day 02: Kathmandu-Dhunge(7HOURS)
Day 03: Dhunge- Thulo Sailing (3126M)-Khorakhara
Day 04:Khorakhara-Rajveer-Surkey(1842M,4/5 HOURS)
Day 05:Surkey-Tinghare-Doramba (2054M,4 HOURS)
Day 06:Doramba-Golphu Banjyang (1986M,4/5 HOURS)
Day 07:Golphu Banjyang -Sunapati - Lubughat(1982M,3 HOURS)
Day 08:Lubughat-Nepal Thok-Dhulikhel-Kathmandu (4 HOURS)
Day 09: Departure to international airport to fly your home country.
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  2. Detail Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive at Trivuwan International airport in Kathmandu, transfer to the selected Hotel and free activities in the evening.

    Drive from Kathmandu - Mudhe - Dhunge takes 7 hours. Stay overnight at Lodge in Dhunge.

    Your trek begins from Dhunge (2500m). Trek from Dhunge to Kholakharka (2948m) takes 4 hours. You experience splendid views of Mount Gaurishankar (7,134m)from Thulo Sailung. You visit the sacred caves, Tiger rocks, chhortens and Rajveer Gomba. Stay overnight at Lodge in Kholakharka.

    Trek from Kholakharka to Surkey takes four and half hours. The trail descends through the Sailung forests of a wide variety of native trees, shrubs and different species of birds. Stay overnight at home in Surkey.

    Trek from Surkey to Doramba via Tinghare takes four hours. Enjoy the colorful Thami cultural program at Tinghare. You pass through the rhododendron forest as you descend to reach Doramba. Stay overnight at home in Doramba.

    Day 06:DORAMBA- Golphu Banjyang
    Trek from Doramba to Golphu Banjyang takes four walking and Golphu Banyang to Lunughat three hours drive. During your trail the splendid views of the Himalaya and Mahabharat hills. Stay overnight at home in Golphu Banjyang.

    Day 07: Golphu Banjyang -SUNAPATI-LUBUGHAT (4 HOURS)

    Golphu Banyang to Lunughat three hours drive.The Lubughat village is located on the banks of the Sun Koshi river. You can explore the fishing community, Majhi and their way of life or spend some peaceful time along the sandy banks of the river. Stay overnight at lodge in Lubughat.


    Cross over the river by raft and drive to Dhulikhel before you head to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Eco Hotel.

    Day 09: Departure to international airport to fly your home country or extend the trip.

Cost Includes

•    Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
•    2 Nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
•    Kathmandu Trekking starting point and Trekking ending point to Kathmandu by Public Bus.
•    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Home stay Accommodation during the trek.
•    Trekking guides and porters: food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine.
•    First Aids Kit.
•    Seasonal fresh fruit such as Apple,Banana,Pamegranate etc.
•    All the official charge and 13% Government VAT.

Cost doesn't Include

•    International airfare and visa fees (15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
•    Your Personal Trekking Equipment.
•    All the drinks Coke,Beer,Mineral water.
•    Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
•    Tips for the staffs.