Chepang Hill Trek is an easy trekking route that takes you to the top of Chepang Hill. You will have an opportunity to explore the local Chepang culture during this trek. The trek can be one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal and is suitable for trekkers of all levels.Height elevatioof this trek is around 2,000 meters( 6561 feet)You can enjoy the stunning views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Langtang ranges, as well as its diverse flora and fauna. You will also get to explore the beautiful landscapes of the hilly and Mahabharat range of Nepal.
You can expereince Nepalese indigenous community mostly the Chepang community. You will get to know the culture and tradition and culture of the community along with their cuisines and lifestyle. You will also have the experience of their traditional songs and dances including some conversation with them during which our guide will help you with translation.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representative and transfer you to the hotel where you will have some rest. After some rest, you will be taken for exploration of Thamel, where you will find some fine dining restaurants, Money changers, ATMs, Gear shops and many more. After the exploration, you will be guided to our office for trip briefing meeting and then to your hotel for your overnight.
If any delay today, the briefing session will be done next day.
Today you will be taken for the sightseeing tour around Kathmandu which include Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath stupa.
Pashupatinath Temple is the famous religious destination for the Hindus as it is one of the biggest Hindu temples devoted to Lord Shiva and lies at the bank of Bagmati River. It is also enlisted in UNESCOs world heritage site. During the visit you can see the cremation process of Hindu dead people at the bank of Bagmati River.
Bouddhanath stupa is another UNESCOs heritage site which is also one of the biggest stupas in terms of size and height. The site is peaceful and built based on Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy.
After the tour you will return to the hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight at the hotel.
We will start our day with our drive towards Hattibang. We will be driving in the pitched road until Hugdi and in the way we will get to explore the hilly landscapes, river, river basins, settlements around the highway and many more. From Hugdi, we will start our off-road ride passing through some hilly settlement in the way which will be quite adventurous. Upon reaching Hattibang, we will set up our camp and overnight at the tented camp.
Our journey today will start with an early morning walk from Hatti Bang to Siraichuli walking through pristine forest. We will climb to Siraichuli – one of the highest hills of the Mahabharata range – to view the splendid view of the Himalayan Peaks that includes Rolwaling Himal, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Gorkha Himal, Peak 29, Himalchuli, the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri covering the long stretch from east to west. We will also take some time to explore the nearby and take some pictures to capture the breath-taking beauty of this place. After some time here we will descend to the Jyandala village where we will get to know the lifestyle of the indigenous Chepang Community. Finally, we will end the day at our campsite and set up camp. Overnight at the tented camp.
The trek starts from the village of Jyandala, located at the base of Chepang Hill. From here, you will trek through some isolated Chepang settlement along the way and lush green forests with some rhododendron trees, and grasslands. You will also get to witness some amazing views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. From Jyandala to Chauki Bhangayang where there is a Buddha Statue at top of hill to Kholmatar the third night of the trek will be spent in Kholmatar in the tented camp.
Today we will start our walk towards Ghamgwang walking through the lush forest on the top of hill enjoying beautiful vistas of mountain, deep valleys, stunning landscapes, and dense forest. The trek is unexplored, and the path is rough, but your walk will be rewarding. Upon reaching Ghangwang, we will have our lunch at our campsite and have some rest here. After some rest, we will go for exploration to Nohak Cave which is newly explored cave. The cave is largest cave in Asia and do have three storey where you can explore freely. After exploration of the cave, we will return to our campsite and overnight at the common hall in a Church.
After descending the hill, the trek continues to Chailing, a small village located at the foot of the hill. Here, you will be treated to some of the best hilly landscape views in the area. You will also be able to explore the local culture, and sample some of the traditional food. From Ghang wang we trek towards Dumbang continuing our journey to Rangsirang and then to Deurali and finally our destined location Chailing. The views become more spectacular with each step of the way. At the end of the trek, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of Chailing. It wii be a great opportunity to explore glimpse into the lives of the locals. We will spend overnight in tented camps.
After breakfast, we will start our walk towards Khatauti. Today will be day of total descending and we will be walking through some small local settlement. Upon reaching Khatauti, we will set up our camp at the bank of Trishuli river and have lunch there only. After lunch and some rest, we will be exploring around the area in the afternoon and will back to camp for overnight.
This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. There are various selections and brands that you can choose as per your interest. All required trekking equipments can be bought or even hired easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu. The quantity of your gears/equipments for shorter treks can be lesser, and you may wish to travel light.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Lower Body – Legs- Feet
1. Nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!
2. Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
3. Lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
4. Soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
5. Trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts..
6. Cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
7. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
9. Two pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks preferable for cold season.
10. Two pairs light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
11. light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
12. A pair of light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
13. A pair sandals (Optional).
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
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