Indigenous Peoples Trek

Indigenous Peoples Trek It is a low-altitude trek that offers a spectacular blend of culture, ethnic diversity, and magnificent natural beauty. This trek goes through the villages Tamang, Newar, Sherpa,..








Max altitude

3126 m



Ethnic People





Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle

Minimum Pax



Indigenous Peoples Trek

It is a low-altitude trek that offers a spectacular blend of culture, ethnic diversity, and magnificent natural beauty. This trek goes through the villages Tamang, Newar, Sherpa, and Majhi communities east of Kathmandu. The trip provides ample opportunities to witness the glorious Himalayas in the Gaurishankar, Jugal, and Rolwaling ranges. Go through the pristine settlements of Dongme, Doramba, and Khandadevi to purely comprehend the magic behind this Indigenous Peoples Trek.


Indigenous Peoples Trek Highlights

  • Trek in the lesser-known and unspoiled region of Nepal
  • Visit numerous Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries
  • Awesome views of mountain ranges like Gaurishankar, Jugal, and Rolwaling
  • Learn the culture and tradition of the people of Majhi, Tamang, and Newar communities


Indigenous Peoples Trek Overview

Indigenous Peoples Trek is a joyful adventure for both hardcore trekkers as well as beginners. The journey begins with your arrival in Kathmandu and after fulfilling the legal formalities, we begin the drive to Mudhe. The ride goes through the Araniko Highway and after stopping at Mudhe, we begin the trek to Deurali. As we trek through Thulo Sailung, we reach Khola Kharka. The inhabitants here are mostly of Sherpa descendants. Walking through the waterfall-laden trail takes us to the Rajveer Monastery and, later, to the terraced village of Surke. After spending some time at Thingare village, we head to the Tamang village of Doramba. The people here have gained their reputation as Thangka painters.

Catch the pristine view of the Himalayas from Augeleshwori hill and later walk on the road Khandadevi. It is a holy temple for the Hindus. Experience Hyolmo culture at Dongme, and then head on the road to Lubughat. Take a detour at Majhi village to learn about their culture. Heading back to Lubughat, the final part of the journey takes you to Dhulikhel on a drive. We head back to Kathmandu where the trip ends. The best months for the Indigenous Peoples Trail Trek are from March to May and September to December.

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  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
  • Nights
  • Geography
  • Location
  • Max altitude
    3126 m
  • Religions
  • Ethnic People
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
    Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
  • Minimum Pax
Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
The trip starts with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Our company representative will welcome you at the airport and then you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2
Kathmandu to Mudhe (2580 m) by bus and trek from Mudhe to Deurali (2298 m) Driving 5 hours and walking 3 hours. Overnight at home stay.
On the second day, you drive to the small town of Mudhe which is 107 km east of Kathmandu. The ride takes you through the Araniko Highway via Dolalghat. After reaching Mudhe, you take a short break and then start trekking to Deurali. Deurali is a small settlement from where you can catch the amazing panorama of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges. Overnight in Deurali.
Day 3
Deurali to Khola Kharka (2448 m) Walking 6 hours. Overnight at home stay.
You wake up early in the morning and trek to reach the top of Thulo Sailung. From the viewpoint, you can witness the beautiful sunrise over the Rolwaling Himalayas. You can also see the views of mountains in Ganesh and Langtang ranges. On the way, you visit tiger rocks and chortens before ending the day’s trek at the Sherpa village of Khola Kharka. It is a Sherpa village and the inhabitants here are mostly involved in agriculture and teahouses. Overnight in Khola Kharka.
Day 4
Khola Kharka to Surke (1842 m) Walking 5 hours. Overnight at home stay.
The trail for the day leads us to Surke. The trail goes through the amazing Sailung forest and later into the Rajveer Gomba. The trail passes through numerous Mani walls, chortens and prayer flags which symbolizes the spiritual values of Buddhism which is the common religion here. You also check out Thingare waterfall on the way and then continue the trek to the terraced village of Surke. Overnight in Surke.
Day 5
Surke to Doramba (2054 m) Walking 4 hours. Overnight at home stay.
The trail to Doramba goes through the cultivated fields and dense rhododendron forests. You spend some time at Thingare village and observe the Thami culture before entering the Doramba valley. The walk takes us about 4 hours and after a while, we reach Doramba. Doramba is one of the largest Tamang villages and even consists of Thangka painters. Overnight in Doramba
Day 6
Doramba to Khandadevi (1986 m) Walking 5 hours. Overnight at home stay.
Leaving Doramba behind, we make our ascent all the way to Khandadevi. The trek initially leads us to Augleshowori hill, which is a sacred Hindu shrine. From the hill, you can see the Himalayas and the Mahabharata hills down below. The trek continues through the pine forest and terraced fields to reach Khandadevi Temple. The temple is encircled by ancient stone walls and is devoted to goddess Khandadevi. Overnight in Khandadevi.
Day 7
Khandadevi to Dongme (1982 m) Walking 5 hours. Overnight at home stay.
Wake up early to observe the amazing sunrise from Khandadevi. The trek continues through the thick pine forests and showcases variety of flora and fauna today. You make your way through the traditional houses and arrive at Dongme, which is the home of the ancient Hyolmo people. You explore the monastery in Dongme and, later, enjoy the Hyolmo cultural programs. Overnight in Dongme.
Day 8
Dongme to Lubughat (818 m) Walking 4 hours. Overnight at home stay.
Our trail takes us to Lubughat today. To reach there, we must walk along the banks of the Sunkoshi River. The road initially stops at Majhi village. The people here are mostly fishermen and, here, you can enjoy authentic fish dishes. We arrive at Lubughat in the afternoon. Overnight in Lubughat.
Day 9
Lubughat to Nepalthok and drive to Dhulikhel (1650 m) Walking 3 hours and 2 hours.
On the final day of trekking, you cross a few suspension bridges to end up at Nepalthok. From here, you catch a bus to Dhulikhel, which is home to the distinct Newari community. You can visit the ancient temples and observe the Newari craftsmanship on the traditional houses. Visit the small hill on top of Dhulikhel and enjoy some delightful Newar cuisines. Overnight in Dhulikhel.
Day 10
Dhulikhel to Kathmandu by bus. Driving 2 hours.
From Dhulikhel, you take the bus back to Kathmandu. On the way, you make a brief stop and explore the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. This medieval palace courtyard is the hub for Newari culture, art, and architecture since the times of Malla and Lichhavi dynasties. Later, you return to Kathmandu where you can spend time for some souvenir shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 11
Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.
The 11 day trip comes to an end today. After a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel, our company representative will drive you back to the airport.

  • Airport picks up and drop by private car.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in 2/3 star hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathamndu including Kathamndu Durbar Squire, Monkey Temple, Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath as per the above itinerary.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu- Mude and Nepalthok to Kathmandu.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses/home stay during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and porter.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for The Guide and staffs.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • All the government Tax, VAT etc.
Not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 3 passports Size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • The entire bar bills.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting kathamndu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters
Inquire about tour

    • 1 pair strong hiking boots/ sports shoes
    • 1 medium rucksack/backpack
    • 1 small day pack
    • 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
    • 1 inner sleeping sheet
    • 1 down jacket/all-weather Anorak
    • 1 fleece/warm sweater
    • 1 water and windproof jacket
    • 2 pair lightweight trousers
    • 1 pair shorts
    • 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
    • 2 T-shirts /1 medium sized towel
    • 1 water bottle-1 or 2 liter
    • 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
    • 2 pairs light socks
    • 3 pairs heavy wool socks
    • Underwear (including thermals)
    • Cotton headscarf/bandana
    • Warm hat/gloves (waterproof)
    • Sunglasses and Sunhat
    • Money Belt
    • Water purification tablets/solution
    • Sun block Cream(30-50)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Moleskin for blister
    • Toilet paper
    • Bio degradable soap/shampoo
    • Any personal medication
    • 3/4 plastic bags (for wrapping clothes)
    Note: Due to the different seasons in Nepal, trekkers are requested to inquire before preparing equipment.  
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