Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek

The Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trekking
  • Duration09 Days
  • Max. Altitude1,945 m
  • Starts FromUSD 750


Trip Grade:Easy/Mild (*)

Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation:Private Vehicle

Trekking Style:Home Stay

Trekking Route:Kathmandu - Hugdi Khola - Siraichuli - Upperdang Gadhi - Shaktikhor - Chitwan - Kathmandu

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Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek is a part of national development effort to empower, rural communities and women through the promotion of Eco - tourism, initiated by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program. The Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek offers a glimpse into a primal culture with unique accommodations. This new trail has been explored to improve the socio- economic standing of local communities while conserving the environment and avoiding common pitfalls of Tourism expansion. The Trek Chepang Hill Siraichuli is to emphasis on use of local porters, home stays, minimal environmental impact/ resource consumption and integration with the indigenous inhabitants. This unspoiled area offers a clear view of what life in Nepal’s hills was like before the waves of modernization.  The people we will meet there living in both nomadic roots and basic system of agriculture. Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek is therefore ideal for tourists who want to experience the beautiful and natural landscape of the Mahabharat Range combined with glimpses into a fascinating and well – preserved, indigenous culture.
The Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek is located in the Mahabharat Range of Central Nepal. It is positioned to the north of Chitwan National Park and linked via the Barabdabhar Corridor Forest. There is blending of broad leafed deciduous forest, chir- pine and the rhododendron on the way which burst into flower in the early spring. The highest point of the Chepang Hill Siraichuli trek is Siraichuli Hill (1,945m). It is cooler than Kathmandu and the Chitwan lowlands. This area is the home for 238 species of birds.

The Chepang is an ethnic group of Nepal, residing the upper Mahabharat Range filled a nomadic lifestyle. Living off the rich forests of the region as hunters and gatherers, their lives were inextricably intertwined with the local environment.  The Chepangs practice a mixture of Hinduism and Animism; speak their own dialect along with Nepali in many cases. Each Chepang settlement has a holy ground, often a cave or group of stones, where prayers and sacrifices are offered to the gods. Although by some standards the Chepang people might be considered undeveloped, their strong heritage and close relationship with the land characterize this ethnic group as unique and culturally rich. We find other ethnic groups like Magars, Gurungs, Giri-Puris, Brahmins, Chhetris and Newars too in this area and  visitors will find more exposure to different varieties on foods , drinks customs and lifestyles.

There are two main entrances to the Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek: Hugdi and Shaktikhor. Hugdi is located between Mugling and Krishna Bhir on the Mugling - Narayanghat Highway. Visitors can reach this northern entrance point by bus or by 1-2 day rafting trip down the Trisuli River.The other access point from the south is Shaktikhor. This entrance is located within 2 hours of Sauraha and offers a larger variety of short and long trips for visitors. Shaktikhor is the gateway to the Mahabharat Range from the sub- tropical Chitwan valley of inner Terai.


Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing at World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Scenic view of hill side with rolling terraced farmlands
  • Wonderful Mountain scenery from the ridge of Mahabharat range
  • Many different species of birds, really the birds paradise
  • Rhododendron groves,orchids create a dazzling and colorful landscape
  • Cultural programs with traditional Nepali food dishes and beverages
  • Home stay programs,with opportunities to stay with different ethnic groups 
  • A recently established  Chepang Cultural Museum In Shaktikhor
  • A well organized community souvenir shop
  • Local production from the non-timber forest products such as Aayurvedics, pure honey and herbal medicines
  • The Chitwan National Park and exciting jungle activities
  • Several hundred year old fortress in Gadhi

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (1,350 m), overnight at Hotel

Day 02:Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi Khola (313 m) and trek to Hattibang (1410 m), 7 hrs, O/N at Home Stay

Day 04:Hike to Siraichuli (1,945 m) and trek to Jandala (1,600 m),6 hrs, overnight at Home stay

Day 05:Trek from Jandala to Upperdang Gadhi (1,275 m), 7 hrs, overnight at Home Stay

Day 06:Trek from Upperdang Gadhi to Shaktikhor (355 m), 3 hrs and Drive to Chitwan National Park,overnight at Hotel

Day 07:Jungle safari and other activities in Chitwan, overnight at Hotel

Day 08:Drive back to Kathmandu, 6 hrs, overnight at Hotel

Day 09:Transfer to the International Airport

Cost Include

  • Airport picks up & drops by Private Tourist Vehicle
  • 3 nights twin sharing basis hotel of 2-3 star category in Kathmandu including Breakfast
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle
  • Full Board meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) during the trek
  • Home stay or guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Professional license holder English speaking guide
  • Trekking Guide and the Porter ( 2 trekkers = 1 Porter)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance for all staffs
  • Chitwan National Park Permit and TIMS Permit for trekking
  • Tourist coach from Kathmandu - Hugdikhola & Chitwan - Kathmandu
  • Private Transportation from Shaktikhor to the Hotel in Chitwan
  • Hotel at Chitwan of tourist category including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Activities in Chitwan National Park (Elephant Back Safari, Cultural Tour, Dugout Canoe Ride, Elephant Breeding Centre Visit, Elephant
  • Bathing, Bird Watching, Tharu Village or Nature walk, Cultural Performance by Tharu People)
  • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant before the day of departure
  • All our government taxes, vat & service charges

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Entrance Fees in World Heritage Sites
  • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost
  • Your travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee which can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Alcoholic/Non- alcoholic drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes' section

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (1,350 m), overnight at HotelUpon your arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, our representative from Himkala Adventure greets you and transfers you to the hotel at Thamel. You could spend rest of your time for taking rest and strolling around the local area. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 02Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, overnight at Hotel After breakfast, we set out for the guided city sightseeing in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will pass through typical Newari settlements where we can see their daily activities. The sites offer historical, cultural and religious knowledge. The art and architecture, the skill shown at the time of 17th century are remarkable. After the city tour, we come back to hotel and do briefing about our trek to Chepang- Hill Siraichuli Trek starting from the next day. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi Khola (313 m) and trek to Hattibang (1410 m), 7 hrs, O/N at Home Stay After breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu to Hugdi Khola, Kathmandu – Narayanghat Highway, It is more or less 80 km and takes about 3 hours. This begins as the moderate trek in the beginning and becomes little difficult later while going up. The trail from Hugdi, climbs up through sections of broadleaf forest along the terraced fields etched into the hillsides in fascinating geometric patterns. As we near Jogipuri, we encounter large groves of orange trees and are treated to excellent views of the Trishuli Valley as well as there are many species of colorful birds can be seen along the trail. In Jogipuri, there the a mixture of Brahmin and Chettri communities.So, we keep on following the mixed forest and cultivation with the view of the Himalayas spanning out in the western direction and arrive at Hattibang. Hattibang is a community of mixed ethnicity, including Magars, Gurungs, Giripuris as well as Chepangs. We can enjoy the cultural diversity here. The interesting thing to see here is the elephant shaped stone that the village takes its name from. Overnight at home stay

Day 04Hike to Siraichuli (1,945 m) and trek to Jandala (1,600 m),6 hrs, overnight at Home stay Early in the morning, we start to hike to Siraichuli for the best sunrise view and bird watching on the way.Along the trails , we find the Eurasian Jay, White-Browed Shrike Babbler, Mountain Bulbul, Kalij Pheasant, Warblers, Flycatchers, Cuckoos and Laughing and Rock Thrushes etc. In the clear morning, we can view 29 different ranges from Dhaulagiri to Rolwaling. From the viewpoint, the trail winds downhill for about 2 more hours to Jandala. Jandala is a major Chepang village and it offers a great opportunity to understand about Chepang culture. We can take a tour around the village and observe their cultivation or the houses made of stone, mud plaster, and stone slate roofs. We can taste the Chepang foods as well which are collected from the local forest. A typical Chepang staple id Dhindo served with a vegetable curry of eggplant, string beans, leafy greens, potatoes, wild yams, or nettles. We can also have buckwheat pancake and locally produced honey. Overnight at home stay

Day 05Trek from Jandala to Upperdang Gadhi (1,275 m), 7 hrs, overnight at Home Stay From Jandala, we set out in the morning with packed lunch because there are no villages until we arrive at Chisapani. The trail moves up and downhill through dense forest full of birdlife and mammals. After the long day of hiking, we arrive at Chisapani. There is another Chepang community nearby to a several hundred year old artillery fortress. The visit of an octagonal artillery fort, featuring a 6 feet moat, 20 feet stone walls and of 15 feet main door, once served as a headquarters of the regional government. We can view the adjacent hills and Chitwan valley below. Overnight at home stay

Day 06Trek from Upperdang Gadhi to Shaktikhor (355 m), 3 hrs and Drive to Chitwan National Park,overnight at Hotel We descend down to Shaktikhor from Upperdang Gadhi which takes about 3 hours through the well preserved Sal forest.We can visit Chepang Museum and Visitor’s Information Center. The waterfalls and caves around Shaktikhor can be visited. Then, we can proceed to Chitwan National Park, especially at Sauraha. Upon our arrival in hotel at Sauraha, they brief us about their well planned itinerary of their package. Overnight at hotel

Day 07Jungle safari and other activities in Chitwan, overnight at Hotel We do not have to worry about the program. We simply follow them for the timing to canoeing, elephant riding, village tour and jungle walk. We can enjoy the Tharu- Cultural Show in the evening. Overnight at hotel

Day 08Drive back to Kathmandu, 6 hrs, overnight at Hotel After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu by our private vehicle. This is the scenic drive following Narayani River and Trishuli. We can see the rural settlements and terraces. After we arrive at Kathmandu, we reach to the hotel and take a rest. If you would like to walk around Thamel for buying some dainty gifts for your family, friends and relatives, you could walk around here. Overnight at hotel

Day 09Transfer to the International Airport We transfer you to the Airport 3 hours before the flight so that you could manage for the boarding. We show our gratitude for joining Himkala Adventure for the Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek and depart from the airport. We wish you have your safe journey to your next destination. Namaste!!!

Trip FAQ

Himkala Adventure would like to answer all the queries about Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek for all curious travelers/trekkers in the world. As you are entirely from different geographical location, you could better to know everything about the treks from the beginning i.e. airport pick up till your departure like airport picks up, drops off, accommodation in city, in the trek, guide and porters, safety for the trekking, food and accommodation and some other things that you might face on the way. Hope our endeavor listing these questions answers will help you self informed.

This is simply the outlines of the services we offer but it may differ as per your requirement, number of trekkers. What we go through our conversation, we will manage the means of transportation, hotels in the city, accommodation in the trekking, numbers of porters etc. This is general idea about Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek before your trip and you become clearer about the trek. Please feel free to contact us to get more information about the trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.

1) What physical fitness do I need to book this trip?

Every trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal requires the certain level of physical and mental fitness. So, we advise you to be in good physical shape and able to feel comfortable while hiking up and down 7 to 12 miles per day on a trail carrying a day pack of about 10 pounds. Three things could make you confident enough for any trek you would like to do: aerobic, strength and mental.

Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will be trekking in thinner air, up to 40% less than at sea level. With good aerobic conditioning, you will be able to better metabolize whatever oxygen is available to you. You should plan on doing at least one hour of aerobic 3 /4 times per week for 1 month or more before your arrival in Nepal. Walking, jogging, cycling, hiking on valley floor to ridge line ascents with day back are some of the excellent forms of exercise, so long as you are strengthening leg muscles and building stamina. Speed is not the essence; stamina, confidence and continuity are. Do as much uphill as possible. If you live in flat area, go to the stadium and use the steps with your pack.

2) Do I really need to use guide to Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek?

You are advised to use Guide so that you could feel safer in the unknown area because the guide can tell you the possible danger as they have guided in this region since long. Most importantly, the Himalayan weather is really unpredictable and the Guide can help you to take proper shelter. Nest advantage to be with Guide is you get more knowledge about local culture and you could have easy access to interact with the local people. In 2014, the Nepal Government clearly has stated that the trekkers should have a guide but still it is not seemed in the practicality.

3) How do I find Himkala Adventure for my pick up at the airport?

Our representative from Himkala Adventure will display a small board (placard) of company or your name outside the airport terminal. You will be driven to the hotel by our tourist vehicle.

4) What sort of accommodation do I get in Kathmandu?

Normally we provide standard rooms with twin sharing accommodations at three star or similar category hotels in Kathmandu including breakfast. Accommodation in these cities can be upgraded as per your request. But some of our packages are sold without accommodation in the city.

5) How are tea house facilities during Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek?

Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Tea houses in Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek area are professional though they are simple but with neat and clean lodging offering fine views and plain but fresh and hygienic food with friendly atmosphere Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them have hot water available for bathing. But we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood as lack of firewood in most villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal.

6) What sort of accommodation do I get in trekking?

Guesthouses/Tea Houses/Lodges provide twin sharing single and double rooms and occasionally a dormitory which is basically clean with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Our company provides the sleeping bag if needed but we always recommend having your own sleeping equipments. You have to share the room with your group member or sometimes with unknown traveler. The toilet is always outside the room with basic facilities.

7) What sort of foods, water and drinks can I expect in trekking?

The foods in the Himalayas are very simple. There are mostly the family members themselves to cook and serve the meal. They are simply trained but experienced because they have been offering such services for many years in this busy route. The food is hygienic, fresh and delicious. We recommend you to drink mineral water or the boiled or using water purification pills or drops.

Most of the foods are cooked in the kitchen of tea houses. They serve you with different varieties of delicious Nepali and continental dishes. The most popular Nepali food is daal bhat (rice and lentils) with some mixed vegetable curry. Garlic soup is popular as it helps you with acclimatization. You could better be vegetarian in the mountains. All hotels in cities and guesthouses in trekking serve the vegetarian food. You can find all common types of drinks like hot chocolates, coffee, tea, hot lemon with honey, ginger tea, soft drinks etc. you will have your breakfast and dinner at the lodges where you will be staying and lunch somewhere on the way to your next destination.

8) What mode of transportation do I use?

We will provide the private transportation for Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and drop and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. We use transportation as based on our cost inclusion section. The transportation varies depending on your requirements at the time of booking the trip.

9) What is the best season for this trekking?

The best season for Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December). These are the perfect time of the year for the breathtaking views of Himalayas with clear and sunny days. But the weather in the mountains is unpredictable.

10) What is the weather and temperature like during the trekking?

The climate in Nepal varies from place to place which can be categorized in different four main seasons. The main seasons in Nepal are spring (March to May), summer (June to August), autumn (September to November) & winter (December to February). The best season to travel in Nepal is autumn (September, October & November) & spring (March, April & May). Weather in the mountains is unpredictable. But the day temperature in Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek is comfortable.

11) Who will be guiding me during this trip?

We provide the professional government license holder English speaking trekking guides for our entire trekking trip. We can also provide French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Italian speaking guides as per your preference with extra payment but not guaranteed.  All guides will be Nepali people who are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personality. They are all trained from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, certified and approved by the Tourism Department of Nepal government.  We provide a different city tour guide to guide you in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. They are the professional license holder guide specialized in culture, history, geography, iconography, archeology and religion with good command over English. Tour guides are specialized in city tour and trekking guides are more in the hiking and trekking in the Himalayas.

12) What sort of experience do your guides have?

Our entire city tour guides have bachelors to Master Degree academic education along with many months tour guiding training from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, Rabi Bhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal. They are fluent in spoken languages and informative about the sites in many aspects. They are quite experienced and dedicated to their job and responsibilities.

Our entire trekking guides have minimum Intermediate to Master Degree academic education with trekking guide training from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, Rabi Bhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal. Many of them are from villages. As they are local, they know more about the routes, necessary precaution to be taken and so on. They have spent many years exploring many parts of the country. They are trained in first aid and able to handle any situation easily. They speak good English and make you know about the places you visit.

13) May I charge my electronic gadgets during Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek?

Most of the places in your tea houses have charging facilities. You can charge your devices by paying some extra money. It’s good if you bring TWO or THREE pin travel adapter and put your gadgets at warm place at night.

14) How much additional money is required for this trip?

It’s a very personal question as expenses depend on habit. Normally, in Kathmandu you can allocate about USD 10 to 15 per person per lunch or dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day will be sufficient to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for a hot shower during the trekking. Other personal expenses will be your own calculation.

15) What is the social and environmental responsibility of Himkala Adventure for this trip?

The situation of environment in Nepal is in considerable stage due to so many factors caused by global warming, human activities, and adverse effects of natural incidents. Nepal is in between two giant countries like China and Nepal. The ozone layer is depleting and the atmosphere is getting heated. So, its direct effect is to the Himalayas that the snow is melting day by day and the sea level is rising. It is due to population growth, people are clearing the forest and the soil is being eroded. As a part of society, and our trekking related activities are directly concerned with the social and environmental things. We are very conscious not litter in the open spaces, to manage garbage properly and make local people aware in this campaign. We are working together with other companies and taking these issues seriously.

16) What is the minimum number requirement for this trip?

We operate individual trip to the group joining trips for Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek. If you want to do any private trip we are ready to organize for solo traveler as well with some additional charges.

17) Are there communication or internet services during Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek?

All our guides carry the local mobile phone. You can use his mobile phone to make any local or international call from trekking trails by paying him directly. You can even pass him number to be connected with your family or friends. We highly recommend taking local SIM card for call and internet services during trekking. Local SIM cards are easily available in many stores and at airport as well. You need to provide two copies of your photographs and your passport copy to get local SIM CARDS of NCELL & NTC (only these two companies provide telephone services in Nepal.

18) May I get chances for shower during Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek?

Most of the guesthouse provides hot shower with some extra cost. In few places, bucket water will be provided for the shower.

19) May I add extra days in trekking?

Yes. You can customize the trek as you would want. We are flexible while preparing the itinerary and you could lengthen or shorten it as per your requirement.

20) What happens in case of emergency?

Himkala Adventure has prepared for any emergency situation and knows how to handle it. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during the trek. Every client should have his own insurance before coming to Nepal for the case of emergency.

21) Do I need to have insurance for this trip?

We request you to have a travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss, medical problem & emergency helicopter evacuation from high altitude places before coming Nepal. Choose a policy to cover your emergency high altitude helicopter evacuation with all medical insurances for trekking in high altitude in the Himalayas of Nepal.  Your travel insurance is always needed before going in any high altitude trekking.  Please check your travel insurance policy which doesn’t exclude mountaineering or alpinism.  Although you will not be engaging in these activities in your trekking, you might have problem convincing the insurance company of this fact.  Rescue insurance need to cover an emergency helicopter evacuation or a charted flight from remote mountain trails of Nepal as well as international medical evacuation. A helicopter evacuation might cost US$ 2500 to US$10000 depending on the places.  So that travel insurance to cover all above is must to travel in the high Himalayas of Nepal.

22) What type of shoes should I wear during Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek?

You could better have carefully chosen hiking boots with extra laces which should be kind of strong, well-made but light boots for Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek. Shoes and boots are best to buy before arriving in Nepal. We advise you to wear your new shoes for sometime before trek so that you could feel well habituated on the newer trail for your feet.

23) Can I use credit cards in Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trek?

No, you can use only in the cities like Kathmandu. So, it is better you to make change in Kathmandu. When you are out of city, all you need is cash, better to have small notes. Please change the currency in local Nepali rupees before you go to the mountains.

24) Do I need to tip my guide and porter? How much would that be?

Tipping is not mandatory, neither it is right to ask by anyone but it is a way of showing gratitude after taking service. The level of tip also shows how satisfy you are from the team that you had been during your tour/trek.However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

25) How is Camping Trek to Chepang Hill Siraichuli being operated?

Camping trek is fully organized and supported, with a team of guides, cooks, and porters to accompany you. Our porters carry all the trekking gear, food, fuel and personal belongings. Our cooks prepare hot meals. Trekkers need only carry a small bag as required for the day. At night, tents for dining, sleeping and ablutions tents are provided and set up, also mattresses and down-filled sleeping bags, tables and seating.In a typical camping trek, we start the day around 6 a.m. with a cup of hot tea. You are then provided with a bowl of warm water for washing. Then trekkers enjoy breakfast before leaving camp. The trek begins around 7.30 - 8 a.m.

Trekkers can set their pace for pausing and sightseeing and the walk to the lunch spot will normally take 3 hours. On arrival, you are served hot lunch. In the afternoon, after walking for another 3 to 4 hours, you arrive at the next camp around 5 p.m. Tea & snacks are served while our staff readies the camp. Dinner time is around 6/7 p.m. in the dining tent, lit with lanterns and comfortably furnished. The food is healthy, wholesome and hygienically prepared.


Trip Note


The cost of trip varies according to the number in the group, the category of the Hotel, mode of the transportation and any kind of changes (if there is). So, if you would let us know all of these above mentioned things, then we could quote you the exact price.

Essential Documents:

You are requested to send the following documents after you confirm or book the trip with Himkala Adventure:

A copy of your passport and travel/health insurance documents with contact details, three passport size photos.

It is advised to maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents including traveler’s cheques, bank/ATM card, contact numbers, international flight tickets, and emergency contact numbers.


The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to December and March to May but The Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trekking can be done throughout the year. The day temperature for walking to The Chepang Hill Siraichuli Trekking is comfortable. 

Nepal Strikes:

There is much more progress in the political scenario in Nepal and we assure you that travelling in Nepal is safe. But there may be Bandha (wide transport strikes) at a very short notice. The shuttle bus is in operation by Nepal Tourism Board and the Nepal Tourist Police in conjunction with the Himalayan Rescue Association from domestic and international terminal to the various hotels in Kathmandu. The service costs 300 rupees per person.

Itinerary Disclaimer:

Himkala has thoughtfully designed all the itineraries but our itineraries are updated for the betterment on the basis of our past travelers’ comments and our own research. In case you find changes in the itinerary you printed and the upgraded one does not affect your trip. Please note that some changes may occur in our itineraries due to bad weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes.

Physical Rating:

Your trip will be meaningful if you could find yourself fit and fine. You will be walking up to 1,945 m from the sea level The trek goes through Mahabharat hilly region. As the geographical region varies, there is a temperature variation as well. So, we advise you to undertake regular physical exercise, jogging, hiking, riding, ascending and descending the long stairs etc.

Group Size:

Himkala Adventure organizes solo to group travelers. Our group trips are designed for sharing accommodation and there is no single supplement. Single travelers share with the same gender from twin to multi-share in an accommodation. You are requested to have mutual understanding in between the fellow travelers who have joined from the different parts of the world. Please remember that you have great responsibilities in the group. If you are requested to be at a particular place at a certain time, make sure that you have been there at a time. It is much more pleasing sharing experiences and traveling together.

Accommodation and Meals:

Accommodation and Foods in the Himalayan region of Nepal cannot be compared with any developed countries in the world. We know that you might not have experienced such things before but you should take it easy. Accommodations at local lodges are simple but clean and comfortable. The food is plain. Toilets and washing facilities are shared and rudimentary. This trekking is completely home-stay based trekking through the priveleged Chepang settlement. You could enjoy the typical local food.

Money Matters:

Please note that most establishments in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NPR). ATMs can be found only in major cities of Nepal like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Bhaktapur etc. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes in Nepal. You make sure that you won’t carry these notes upon arrival in Nepal, otherwise they are confiscated and you may be fined.

Please make sure that the foreign currency notes that you have are new and clean notes because old, torn or faded foreign currency notes in Nepal are very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks.

While travelers cheques have security advantages exchanging them can be a lengthy process, commissions can be high (up to 10%) and they can be difficult to change in rural areas, on weekends and public holidays. If you choose to bring travelers’ cheques, make sure they are a major brand and major currency.


Tipping is not mandatory. It is not anyone’s right asking for tips but if you are happy with the service, you could tip the staffs. It is entirely a personal preference. Tipping could be significant to them who took take great care of you in your traveling period. Himkala recommends that you could tip any intended recipient by any member of the group than collected and passed on by the group leader.

Note: Please do not tip with coins or dirty and ripped notes. This is culturally taken as an insult.

Local Dress in Nepal:

Nudity is a sensitive issue in Nepal. Women should avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless tops in public places where this might be seen as inappropriate. Remove shoes before entering certain holy places. Non-Hindus are not permitted in some temples.


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