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Chepang village tour is one of the newly developed village tour program. This village tour is considered to be unique and one of its kind because it offers a rare combination of cultural and sightseeing experience of Chepang communities - one of the most ethnic communities of Nepal. Chepangs, believed to have been influenced by Tamangs, speak their own distinct language, lead a nomadic life and their own primary lifestyle, hunt for wild roots and fish and conduct traditional farming near jungles. The trail/tour comprises opportunities to explore and observe lifestyle of other ethnic communities as well i.e. Tharu, Musahar, Satahar, Danuwar, Tamang, Kumal Gurung and Magar. 

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
DAY 03: DRIVE KATHMANDU - HUGDI & TREK TO HATTIBANG
DAY 04: TREK TO JAUTESH – CHANGA – DINGLANG - JYANDALA
DAY 05: TREK TO SIRAICHULI – CHISAPANITAR - UPENDRAGADI
DAY 06: TREK TO SHAKTIKHOR 
DAY 07: TREK TO SAURAHA & EXPLORE CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
DAY 08: DRIVE CHITWAN - KATHMANDU
DAY 09: REST DAY IN KATHMANDU
DAY 10: DEPARTURE
 
Name: Chepang Village Tour
Duration: 10 days
Grade: Soft
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing and hiking
Accomodation: Hotel and Local home/tent
Transportation: Private vehicle 
Maximum altitude: 1,700m
Per day walking: 3 hours
 
DAY O1: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the tour.
 
DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit renowned and one of the largest Buddhist monastery - Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After lunch, you will visit Patan Durbar Square. All these are protected by UNESCO as world heritage site. Overnight in Hotel.
 
DAY 03: DRIVE KATHMANDU - HUGDI & TREK TO HATTIBANG
Today you will be driven to Hugdi Khola that will take around three hours. On the way to Hugdi Khola, you can see spectacular views of great Himalaya peaks, green hills, rivers, and traditional Nepalese villages. Upon reaching Hugdi Khola, you will walk for around 4 -5 hours to reach another beautiful village of Hattibang. You will be accommodated in a local house or community managed home.
 
DAY 04: TREK TO JAUTESH – CHANGA – DINGLANG - JYANDALA
From Hattibang, the trail starts to Jyandala penetrating other Chepang settlements such as Jautesh, Changa and Dinglang. You will observe the Chepang communities and their cultures in all these areas. In addition, you can also see the western Himalaya ranges from these places and the greenery of Chitwan National Park.
 
DAY 05: TREK TO SIRAICHULI – CHISAPANITAR - UPENDRAGADI
Today your trek will start from Jyandala and will end at Upendragadi. Siraichuli is one of the hot spots to view sunrise and sunset. Chisapanitar is another beautiful village where you can explore and observe culture and traditions of the Chepang communities. The nature and the spectacular views make it an ideal place to stay overnight with local communities.
 
DAY 06: TREK TO SHAKTIKHOR 
Today you will descend towards Shaktikhor via Gadi. Shaktikhor is another Chepang village and the center for the sustainable tourism initiative of Chepang people. There is a Chepang Museum and the Visitor Information Centre. The caves and the waterfalls around the village invite you for a stroll in the area. In the evening, the local people perform their live cultural programs on request.
 
DAY 07: TREK TO SAURAHA & EXPLORE CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
This is the final day of trek and will end in another famous tourist destination of Nepal - Sauraha. You can go for a jungle safari at Chitwan National Park where you might see Royal Bengal Tigers, one horned rhino, bear, dear, wild boar, crocodile etc. Besides, you can enjoy the Tharu stick dance performed by local people.
 
DAY 08: DRIVE CHITWAN - KATHMANDU
After visiting the Chitwan National Park and the Chepang villages, you will return to Kathmandu via private vehicle that will take approximately six hours. 
 
DAY 09: REST DAY IN KATHMANDU
The entire day is available for leisurely and personal activities like shopping at different super market & departmental stores, etc. You can also explore the tourist hub “Thamel”. In addition, you can also go for shopping, body massaging and spa treatments or sightseeing. Overnight in hotel.
 
DAY 10: DEPARTURE
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight towards onward destinations. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
 
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