Indigenous Peoples Trail Trekking Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will make arrangements for your pick up from the airport. We will drive you to the hotel where you will spend overnight. You can utilize the evening time to stroll around Thamel or walk into the inner corners of the ancient city of Kathmandu.

    • Day 2 Kathmandu to Mude (2580 mt.) by bus and trek from Mude to Deurali (2,298 mt.). Driving 5 hours and walking for 3 hours. Overnight at the homestay.

      On the second day, we will drive from Kathmandu to Mude. The 5 hours' long drive will take us through Araniko Highway, with a short break at Dolalghat, famous especially for tasty fish cuisines. On reaching Mude, we will walk for 3 hours through easy trails to reach Deurali, where we will stay overnight at homestay.

      • Day 3 Deurali to Kholakharka (2,948 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at the homestay.

        We will walk from Deurali towards Kholakharka, which will take about 6 hours. Early in the day, we will climb ThuloSailung for a spectacular view of the sunrise over Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Ganesh Himal (7,429 m), Mt. Langtang (6,596 m), Everest and Kanchenjunga range. At the Sherpa village of Kholakharka, we will stay overnight at a homestay and we will be treated with the cultural program by the Sherpas.

        • Day 4 Kholakharka to Surkey (1,842 mt.). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at the homestay.

          It takes about 5 hours to reach Surkey from Kholakharka. We will pass through Sailung forest with rich biodiversity- native flora, birds and animals. The trail takes you through Sherpa and Tamang villages, with gompas, Chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags. Before reaching Surkey, we will pass by 40 feet tall Thinghare waterfall. After visiting the endangered Thami community at Surkey, we will spend our night at Newari homestay.

          • Day 5 Surkey to Doramba (2,054 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at the homestay.

            Another cultural day awaits us as starting from the Thami cultural program at Tin Dhare village. We will then head towards Doramba valley, which is one of the largest Tamang settlements in Nepal. You will enjoy a warm and hospitable homestay at a Tamang home on this day.

            • Day 6 Doramba to Khandadevi (1,986 mt.). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at the homestay.

              From Doramba, we head towards Augleshwori Danda which will give us breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the hills. After passing the Galpa Bazaar, we will head towards Khandadevi Temple. The ancient temple (1458 AD) is situated on top of a peak and is encircled by ancient stone walls. The night will also be spent in a homestay.

              • Day 7 Khandadevi to Dongme (1,982 mt.). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at the homestay.

                We begin to trek early in the morning and reach Hiledevi to catch a glimpse of the sunrise. We will pass through the forest with the company of the variety of wildlife. As we move forward, we reach Dongme, the ancient settlement of Yolmo. In the evening, we will stay at a Yolmo home, enjoying their culture and hospitality.

                • Day 8 Dongme to Lubughat (818 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at the homestay.

                  After enjoying a pleasant sunrise at Dongme, we will descend towards Lubughat located on the bank of the Koshi River. We will also climb the summit of Sunapati through the newly renovated trail. Lubughat is a home to the Majhi, who are fishermen by ethnicity. Thus, you will enjoy a delicious fish meal and their interesting Majhi dance. You can also get a hands-on experience of fishing.

                  • Day 9 Lubughat to Nepalthok and drive to Dhulikhel (1,650 mt.). Walking 3 hours and 2 hours. Overnight at the homestay.

                    From Lubughat, we walk towards Nepalthok, which takes about 3 hours. From Nepalthok, we will drive for 2 hours to reach Dhulikhel. The ride follows winding roadways with gorgeous rivers and green lush hills greeting us all the way to Dhulikhel. At Dhulikhel too, we can enjoy a homestay facility.

                    • Day 10 Dhulikhel to Kathmandu by bus. Driving 2 hours. Overnight at the homestay.

                      From Dhulikhel, we will drive back to Kathmandu. The drive takes about 2 hours. We can use the rest of the day to visit some of the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu like Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, or any other place of your choice. We will arrange a homestay for you to make the last night in Nepal even more memorable.

                      • Day 11 Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal

                        For your departure, we will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport.