Trekking and Chepang Hills visit
Chitwan is widely known for its National Park, famous for its population of rhinos, tigers and elephants. However, this trail leads you through the unexplored beautiful hillsides of Chitwan. Besides the natural beauty, the trail offers cultural highlights of one of the indigenous communities of Nepal.
This area is home to the Chepang people who lead a semi-nomadic life and have rich cultural traditions. Due to their distinct life style and the remoteness of their homeland, this indigenous group belongs to the much marginalized groups of Nepal.
The trail is designed to lead through the homeland of Chepangs and their lovely villages in order to generate income possibilities for them and to raise awareness about Chepang culture among foreign visitors and Nepali people. This trail lies at a moderate altitude and in a comfortable climate zone.
BICYCLE TOUR IN THE CHEPANG HILLS
By mountain bicycle: 3500 rupees per person
Duration: Full day trip, jeep transportation included, picnic lunch included, no park permit needed
Minimum: 2 people.
We provide you a mountain bike and a helmet.
Biking is a tremendous way to see the exciting and unexpected sights of our beautiful country, Nepal. This great adventure offers you to explore an amazing heritage while cycling on your own pace along some of the hidden trails in the mountain with the warm smiles of locals. Around 25 km from Sapana Village Lodge, we drive you into the beautiful mountains until Siddhi where you will enjoy a typical Chepang lunch in a village enjoying the mountains view and the rich bird-life.
CHEPANG HILLS TREK AND WATERFALL
By jeep: 3000 rupees per person
By motorbike 3000 rupees per person
Duration: Full day trip, picnic lunch included, no park permit needed
Minimum : 2 people.
Magnificent waterfalls definitely attract the nature lovers. Beautiful Sita-Ram Jharana(Waterfall in Nepali) that lies approximately 40 km. North-East of Sapana Village in Korak Village, an untouched touristic area in Chepang Hill. Drop out from the jeep, walk along the river for a 2 hours and half trekking, enjoying the rich bird-life towards a beautiful waterfall where you relax and jump into the cold water for refresh swim.
03 nights 04 days on Chepang Hill Trekking
Chitwan Chepang Hill Trek
Chepangs are indigenous people believed to be influenced by Tamangs, mainly inhabiting the Mahabharat mountain range of central Nepal. Makawanpur, Chitwan, Dhading and Gorkha are the main districts of their settlement. They speak their own distinct language called Chyo-bang, leading a nomadic life and their primary lifestyle, hunting, looking for wild roots, fishing and traditional farming near jungles. Other ethnic groups found in this region largely comprise of Tharu, Musahar, Satahar, Danuwar, Tamang, Kumal Gurung and Magar.
The Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail offers a rare combination of cultural and sightseeing experience. A stay in the beautiful homes of the villagers as guests and sharing their meals is a journey of discovery in itself. The unique culture in this area, bird watching, and other natural attractions add to the experience. The trail is designed to lead through the homeland of Chepangs and their lovely villages in order to generate income possibilities for them and to raise awareness about Chepang culture among foreign visitors and Nepali people. This trail lies at a moderate altitude and in a comfortable climate zone.
Breakfast at Sapana Village Lodge and drive in a jeep to Shaktikhor Chepang Village, the starting point of trekking and overnight stay in Upper Dang Gadi, the ancient kingdom of Chitwan.
We start the morning Trek towards Sirai Chuli passing through plentiful ancient villages of Chepang people and cooking and having dinner with the locals. We will be spending the second night there.
After the local breakfast in Siraichuli village, we will start the trek again until Shaktikhor and we spend a night there.
Shaktikhor – Sapana Village Lodge, it is about an hour drive in a jeep.