Indigenous People Trail Trek - 11 Days

Indigenous People Trail Trek

Fantastic trip to the remote indigenous people area, expereince the different ethnic group, homestay in local houses, unique cultural, involve in working cooking, interact with with locals or even involve in socail activities like marriage, birth ceremony, rituals etc, enjoye off the beaten track away from modernity, observe the breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayan giant.

130 kilo meter drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu valley takes you to the newly discovered and off the beaten track“Indigenous Peoples Trail” which is located in Mahabharat mountain range offer the visitor with its unique, living, exposure to one of the most culturally diverse areas of Nepal. The ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ offers scenic trekking at comparatively low altitude, below 3126 meter. 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 panoramic view of 400km Himalayan and Mid Hills including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himala, Langtang, Jugal Rowling, Numbur Peak, Dhaulagiri, Everest and kanchunja Ranges.

The highlights of Indigenous people trail trekking is the cultural diversity of different ethnic groups living in that region like, Newars, Tamang Sherpa, Thamis, and Majhis etc. You can experience different tradition, culture and lifestyles of people can be closely. People following Hinduism and Buddhism with the variety of gods and goddess, temples, stupas and monasteries are also found in the Indigenous People trail trek. Far from city area, this trail rewards home stay in the local houses of local people and enjoy their traditional way of living. You will enjoy folk dances and songs performed by local people wearing their traditional colorful dresses. You will get engaged with the activities of local people like cooking, attending traditional marriage ceremony etc. Indigenous people trail trek offers you to learn different countryside tradition and get involved in these traditions of Nepal.

Wilderness Excursion’s carefully designed 11 days Indigenous people trail trekking package, number of days can be customized according to your convenience. We will provide you an experienced guide who will take you to the countryside far from Kathmandu city to make you experience the real and undiscovered Nepal and Nepalese people, their tradition, their culture. You will observe the urban area and people in Nepal so closely and Incredible Himalayan Sherpa adventure offers you Indigenous people trail trekking trips package in a very good price.
This trek is perfect for everyone and more suitable for those people who want to know the culture and tradition of Indigenous people of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Meet and greet in Kathmandu
Day 02: Trek arrangements.
Day 03: Drive to Dhunge and trek to Sailung.
Day 04: Explore Thulo Sailung & Rajveer Environs
Day 05: Trek to Surkey
Day 06: Trek to Doramba
Day 07: Trek to Golphu Banjyang/Khandadevi
Day 08: Trek to Hiledevi/Dongme
Day 09: Trek to Laughat
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 11: Further destination

Day 01: Join Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and meet with our company staff, then transfer to Hotel. Welcome drinks and short briefing about your trip, relax. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Trip arrangements, visit ancient old temples.
Meet your trekking guide to discuss the program and co-ordinate any last-minute arrangements. You will have time to visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath. The rest of the time you can use to explore Thamel and get any shopping for last minute equipment or other necessaries. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Dhunge from Kathmandu and trek to Sailung (Khola Kharka) 2950m.
Drive from Kathmandu to Mudhe and then to Dhunge Village which takes about 5 hours of driving. From Dhunge, it is a short 90-minute climb to Sailung hilltop. Following the short trail down to the Sherpa village of Khola Kharka you will spend the night in the newly established Khola Kharka Community Lodge run by local Sherpa and Tamang people. Overnight at Homestay.

Day 04: Explore to Thulo Sailung & Rajveer Environs.
Morning after breakfast, you walk to Sailung at the altitude of 3,146 meters which offers resplendent views of the Annapurna, Manalsu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje-Lhakpa, Rowaling, Everest and Kanchenjunga mountain ranges. The hillside village of Thulo Sailung is regarded by the Tamangs as home to their deity, Sailung Phoi Sibda Karpo, or “White Male Lord of the Earth.” Get an insight into their ancient ancestry and role as former border patrollers. Overnight at Homestay.

Day 05: Trek to Surkey (1840m), 5 hours.
Today’s tour descend Sailung Forest for Surkey Village where you will be invited to receive a blessing from the Lamas at Rajveer Monastery. Along the route you will pass through a Sherpa village and a Tamang village, each with their own Buddhist Gompas. Prayer flags, chortens and mani stones are scattered along the route. Native trees and birds will demand your attention. The trail continues to the spectacular 40-foot Thinghare Waterfall, then on to the beautifully terraced settlement of Surke. You will spend the night in one of five newly renovated Newari Homestays and visit the endangered Thami Community. A local Thami band will be on hand to entertain and visitors can sample the local Raksi, a traditional alcoholic drink. Overnight at Homestay.

Day 06: Trek to Doramba (2055m), 4 hours.
Experience the Thami cultural programme at Tinghare village before taking lunch at Deurali. You will trek through the Doramba Valley, where the trail traverses along forested hillsides to the terraced fields of Doramba. It is a leisurely hike that follows the contours of the valley, leading to the bustling Doramba Bazaar, where you can purchase cold drinks, snacks and music cassettes of a local Tamang singer, Shashi Moktan. Doramba is one of the largest Tamang settlements in Nepal and most of the Thangka painters found in Bhaktapur and Bouddha are originally from this remote village. Enjoy a superb evening of cultural performances before your overnight rest in a Tamang Home-stay. Overnight at Homestay.

Day 07: Trek to Khandadevi (2000m), 5 hours.
Leaving the Doramba valley, the route ascends to the sacred Hindu shrine of Agleshwari Danda, where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Himalayas and the rolling Mahabharat hills below. Descend through a local slate mine, past pine forests and emerge at Galpa Bazaar. This bustling center is an ideal place to break for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit Khandadevi Temple, perched on top of a 1,985-meter (6,512-foot) peak and encircled by ancient stone walls. Dedicated to the Goddess Khada Devi, it was discovered in 1458 AD by a shepherd who saw milk oozing from a sacred stone, said to be an emanation of the Goddess. Overnight at Homestay.

Day 08: Trek to Hiledevi/Dongme (1980m), 4 hours.
Rise before dawn to catch the sunrise as you trek towards Hiledevi. The trail navigates through thick and hilly pine forest. You will encounter birds and mammals, as well as the enormous rock that is adorned with an image of Shiva, before emerging at Dhonghme, an ancient Yolmo settlement. In the evening, you will climb to the summit of Sunapati. Here, amongst the Buddhist Chortens, you will enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Himalayas, before returning to the monastery lodge for an evening of Yolmo culture. Overnight at Homestay.

Day 09: Trek to Lubughat (820m), 4 hours.
After another magnificent sunrise, descend to the village of Lubughat on the golden Koshi River. You will be walk along one of the newly renovated Eco trails to reach the Sunapati hilltop. In Lubughat you will meet the Majhi people, renowned for their fishing expertise. You will be invited to join them on a Majhi fishing adventure and barbecue, followed by a cultural demonstration. Overnight at Homestay.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu via Dhulikhel.
A 45-minute walk through the valley brings you to Nepalthowk where you will catch our private land cruiser for the return drive to Kathmandu which takes 5 hours and transfer to Hotel.

Day : Further destination

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers by private car or van depending on group size.
  • 3 Nights sharing twin bed room in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast.
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered, English speaking local guide.
  • 1 Assistant Sherpa guide to support group and help the potters as per group size.
  • Sharing porter (1 porter for 2 visitors) to carry your main pack (weight limit 25kg).
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trekking.
  • Lodge and homestay accommodation on sharing basis.
  • Kathmandu – Dhunge – Laughat - Kathmandu by local transport.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • Group medical kit, water purifier and other necessities.
  • Necessary trekking permit & TIMS Card (Trekker's Information System).
  • All local government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in one of the authentic Nepali restaurant with Live culture show.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (we can arrange in your request).
  • Hot shower and hot water, laundry and toiletries.
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.
# Start Date End Date Status
1 17 Oct, 2018 28 Oct, 2018 Available book know
2 31 Oct, 2018 10 Nov, 2018 Available book know
3 15 Nov, 2018 26 Nov, 2018 Available book know

Packing List and Equipment for Indigenous Peoples Trail Trek


  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek,
  • Trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal, crocs or flip flop to take shower and walk around,
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

Leg wears

  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.


  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply).
  • Underwear 4-5. Comfortable underwear is essential. Pack both cotton and polyester in case of problems (Friction).


  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles, genuine UV protection sunglasses preferable
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for this Trek.
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • Head lamp/torch with spare batteries.
  • Sun/cold creams,

Personal Trekking Equipment

  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries, rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose hiking pocket knife.

Optional items

  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS.
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
  • Tablets or smart phones, there are mobile networks in most trekking areas of Nepal.
  • Pocket trekking map,
  • Small light note books, pen/pencil for journal writing.

For water

  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary. Vacuum flask and a cup preferably is doing teahouse.

Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,

Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
This above list is only anadvice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at:


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  • Max Elevation: 3126
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Best Time: Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Mar, Apr & May

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