Chepang Hill Trek


Chepang Hill Trek

Chepang Hill Trekking is Nepals one of the newest trekking trails. Located on west of Kathmandu, this trekking trail offers us the opportunity to trek to the high hills and dwindling rivers. The main aim of opening this as a new trekking trail is to promote their culture and livelihood. This indigenous group has distinct lifestyle and rich in cultural tradition. They lead a nomadic life which encompasses hunting, digging for wild roots, fishing and traditional style of farming near jungles before they took to sedentary life with the beginning of cattle rearing and the practice of agriculture. They have unique settlements, social organization, language, culture, religion and festivals. Other than the wildlife and many species of flora and fauna in Chitwan, the Chepang hill trek is now gradually increasing its attraction for the travelers. This trip takes you to places of cultural interest and also to places which are naturally scenic. Besides the nature and culture the most interesting things is the home stay experience which is offered during the trek. You will have a unique experience of sharing the farm work to food and staying in a local home with the local people sharing the local organic foods. This trekking trail is completely untouched by the earlier forms of tourism. Trekking in Chepang hills trail leads us through the unexplored part of the Chitwan.


Trip Code WPP-003-CHT
Destination Nepal
Altitude 1945m
Region Bagmati Region
Season Spring and Autumn
Difficulty Easy
Accomodation Hotel, Lodge, Tea House
Duration 9 Days


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompanied by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATM's, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

Day 2: A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, the capital city

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour.

A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets. Finally, day ends with an Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) to Hugdi (309m/1,013ft) and Trek to Hattibang (1410m/4,624ft)

Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at 6: 00 to pick you with private transport to leave for Chepang Heritage Trail point Hugdi Khola (80km) and will take us about 3 hours’ scenic journey. Along the journey you will witness some stunning scenery of snowcapped Mountains, green hills, rivers in rafting, and villages. After lunch in Hugdi, we walk about five hours from Hugdi Bazaar to Hattibang, a beautiful village with magnificent mountain views. Here you stay overnight in local homes or community-managed guest houses.

Day 4: Trek Hattibhang to Changa -Dinglang to Jyandala (1600m/5,248ft) via Jautesh

After breakfast with local family, the trail starts to the Jyandala penetrating other Chepang settlements such as Jautesh, Changa and Dinglang observe the complete Chepang settlements and their culture. Then we follow the trail through a vivid landscape and reach Siraichuli (2,000m), one of the highest hills of the Mahabharat range), from where you can enjoy spectacular views of Himalayan peaks like Rolwaling, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Gorkha Himal, Peak 29, Himalchuli, Manaslu, the Annapurna's, Dhaulagiri and others along to the east west. Towards South, lie the green dense evergreen jungles of the Chitwan National Park.

Day 5: Trek Jyandala to Chisapanitar to Upper Dhangadi (1275m/4,182ft) via Siraichuli (1945m/6,379ft)

Departing from Jyandala, we continue our trek towards Upper Dhangadi, our today’s destination. We have to walk on both ascending and descending trails today. Passing through a dense forest with more than 300 species of birds, will offer you an opportunity to walk through a bird watching paradise today. Besides the large number of bird’s different species of wild animals are also seen in this area but during day time encounter with the wild animals is very rare. After a walk for about six hours, you will ascend to a Gurung and Chepang village of Upper Dhangadi. This village is located at an altitude of 4029 feet and was Headquarter of Chitwan districts until 1962.  Ruins of a fort lie less than 10 minutes away on top of hill to the south of village. This fort was built in early 1800’s by a grandson of the first king of Nepal, Prithivi Narayan Shah. You may explore this fort while staying in Upper Dhangadi. Gadi is the ancient fort and was the main trail joining the Terai belt with the Tibet.

Day 6: Trek Upper Dhangadi to Shaktikhor (355m/1,164ft)

On the last day of our trek, we leave upper Dhangadi after taking breakfast. Our trail descends down for about 300 meters following a ridgeline. Passing by the village of Kolar, continue along the ridgeline as we descend steeply to the tributary below the Shakti Khola (495 m / 1624 ft.). We will have to wade across the river several times before reaching Sampharang (363 m / 1191 ft.). After about six hours of walk, we reach bustling market town of Shaktikhor. Shaktikhor is located at an altitude of 1070 feet above sea level. Here is a visitor center next to the Chepang Museum and Chepang Development Center, which has locally produced goods on sale, including mustard seed oil and honey. The Chepang often refer to themselves as “Praja” or “Subject”. A Hindu temple named Sri Muktinath Shivalaya is perched 50 yards above and to the west of Shaktikhor’s main market. Upon arrival at Shaktikhor, we will visit the Chepang Museum, waterfall and caves. In evening, local Chepang people will organize a cultural program for you. In addition, we can add one extra night in Shaktikhor in order to explore Chitram waterfall and Majhbang or Bat cave and Sindi Waterfall.

Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu

Today, we trek through lush Himalayan forests to enter the isolated part of the country. We move from Myagdi to Baglung. We then trek along rough trails and reach Tibetan refugee camp which leads us to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. We may encounter ghoral, Himalayan tahr, black bear pheasant, partridge, and other wildlife on our way to the lodge where we will rest for the night.

Day 8: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Leisure day at Kathmandu. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.

Day 9: Departure

Finally, it’s SEE OFF TIME. There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.


  • ALL Airport/ hotel transfers,
  • 4 nights in Kathmandu with breakfast,
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide, transportations, and entrance fees,
  • Food and Accommodation during trekking (full board service – breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner + hot water),
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide and sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and Lodging,
  • All necessary paper works including entrance fees,
  • All ground transportation during trek,
  • Wongchhu Peak Promotion Trekking duffel bag and trekking map,
  • Travel and rescue arrangements,
  • Insurance for Nepali Staff,
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner.


  • Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner),
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek,
  • All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance),
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance,
  • All other additional charges for additional services,
  • Additional tips for tour guide, 
  • Personal purchases.


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