About Chepang Hill Trek
Chepang Hill Trek takes visitors on a remarkable cultural experience in the mid-hills of central Nepal. The area is in Chitwan District, in the lush hills to the north ofChitwan National Park. Chepang is an ethnicity that had been nomadic. They were formally hunter-gatherers until recent times and nowadays most Chepang people had adopted modern agricultural methods.
The Chepang Hill Trek passes through the unique Chepang villages and passes through lush jungles that are famous for bird watching too. Nepal has some 846 species of birds or nearly ten percent of the bird species on the planet. Along the Chepang Hill Trek, you will visit a spectacular viewpoint of Siraichuli (1960 mt.) that offers a broad panorama of the Himalaya to the north and the scenic valleys and plains that surround the hill top lookout.
The Chepang people maintain their own language with distinctive customs and a traditional lifestyle. Their unique language is part of the Tibeto-Burman language branch. Many other ethnicities populate this fascinating Chepang Hill Community trekking route including Magar, Chhetri (the caste of the former royal family), Newar and among others.
This Chepang Hill trekking journey takes trekkers off the beaten path and offers cultural interaction and insights that cannot be found on the busier and more commercialized routes. The Chepang Hill trekking paths travel through a beautiful landscape that will be unforgettable. It is and ideal for adventure seekers looking for something unique and is usually combined with a visit to Chitwan National Park (World Heritage Site, Natural).
We start the Chepang Hill Trek with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu along the scenic highway to Pokhara. About halfway to the lakeside city, we leave the vehicle and begin our hike with a steep ascent along a ridgeline. The trail continues through rural farmland and villages and eventually we cross thick jungles to descend to the busy bazaar area of Shaktikhor.
Please Note: The Chepang Hill Trek has set departure dates from both Pokhara and Kathmandu. This trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a combination of this trek with a jungle safari tour of Chitwan National Park as well as river rafting in the nearby area among other inviting options.