Nepal is a country filled with multi-cultural, multi-linguistic, multiethnic, and varied bio-diversity which offers various flavors of experiences to the people from the outside world. In this small country, there are 125 ethnic groups of people speaking 124 different languages where one can find various cultures, nature, the floras and faunas, and the vegetation. Nomads (Nepali name: Rautes) along with other indigenous groups (Chepang). Rautes are a unique ethnic group denying any idea of permanent settlement, education or agriculture. They are the only nomadic people in the country who never settle permanently in any particular place. They fulfill their necessities by bartering their wooden pottery and traditional crafts for food-grains with the local people and also engage in monkey hunting while adopting forest life. Rautes are totally dependent on forest resources for their livelihood even in this modern age; they are considered an important part of biodiversity. The main habitat of this community is in the hills of mid-western part of Nepal roaming around Salyan, Acchaam, Dailekh, Jajarkot and Surkhet districts
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, our representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you will be transferred to the hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest and relax at the hotel. After short rest, we take you short Thamel tour which is main tourist hub in Kathmandu to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer, Supermarket, gear shop and other necessary things you might need for your trip. After a short explore you will be taken to our office for a trip briefing meeting. Overnight in hotel. If your arrival is late today, this tour and trip briefing will be shifted for tomorrow.
After having breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport to catch the flight to Surkhet. The flight will take 1 hour time to reach Surkhet airport. Now, from here your tour to Nomad Community begins. You will commence the jeep drive which will take approximately 3 hours to reach a village called Dharampokhara. Dharampokhara in located at Gurans rural municipality of Dailekh district. After you reach there, you will check in to the local hotel and rest there for some time. In the evening, you can either stroll around the surroundings or stay in the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
You will have your breakfast at the hotel. After having breakfast you will commence walking to reach the Nomad, “Raute” community. You will have a pleasant walking of 2 to 3 hours to reach their settlement. As you reach their settlement; you will be able to see the daily lifestyle, their huts, the small children playing in the mud without clothes in their body, the adults getting engaged in the preparation of wooden vessels for the barter exchange and all other daily activities of the Nomads. You will spend some hours with these people and know more about their life, living system, and culture. In the late afternoon, you will commence returning back to Dharampokharawhich will take you 2 hours; where you will spend today’s night. Overnight in Hotel.
You will have your breakfast at the hotel. Now, you will check out from the hotel and then start driving back to Surkhet. Once you reach Surkhet, you will check in to the hotel and have your lunch. After having lunch, your sightseeing tour around Surkhet starts here. Today, you will visit the famous Bulbule Tal, DeutiBajei Temple, and the famous Kakre Bihar. After finishing the sightseeing, you will return back to the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
After having breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the Surkhet airport to catch the flight back to Kathmandu. Once you reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel and you can rest and relax for the remaining time of the day. Overnight in Hotel.
After taking breakfast in the homestay in Hattibang, you will commence walking to reach a beautiful Chepang village, Jyandala. You will be walking through the dense jungle where you can enjoy the chirping of the birds and a purely natural environment. Once you reach Jyandala, you will check-in to the homestay and stay overnight. Here, you will have detailed interaction with the local villagers (Chepangs) and facts about their life, culture, traditions. Overnight local lodge.
You will wake up at the beautiful village of Jyandala with the first chirping of birds. Have your breakfast in the homestay and explore the Chepang village in the fresh air of the morning. After some time, you will commence walking down to Shaktikhor. You will have your lunch here and rest for some moment. From Shaktikhor, you will catch the vehicle and it will transfer you to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.
What to bring ??
This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking hours. There are various selections and brands that you can have your own choice. That equipment can be bought and hire easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Lower Body – Legs
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Our guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
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