Indigenous People Trek:
Indigenous Peoples Trek is a newly identified trek through a land of wide-ranging cultural diversity and scenic landscape with astonishing mountain panoramas. The journey passes through the mid hills of Nepal and is at a relatively lower elevation than some of the other popular treks and suitable even in the winter months.One of the most pleasant aspects of the Indigenous Peoples Trek is that it begins near the high point and then makes a pleasant top-down trek to the finishing location near the Sun Koshi River. Along the way, along with the blend of cultures and people, the trail visits caves, mountain viewpoints, famous Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries and even a fishing village among many other highlights.
The trail was officially launched in 2009 and has therefore seen fewer tourists compared to the more popular trails and it preserves its original mystique, while allowing closer connections to the people and landscape.The journey begins with a scenic drive through fertile villages and rural farmland. Himalayan peaks are seen along the ride to the trek start point of Dunghe. From here, it is a short trek up to a magnificent viewpoint of Sailung, site local festivals with a broad panorama of the snowy mountains. Sailung (3147 m/10,325 ft) is the high point of our journey, and the surrounding hills are full of plants used in herbal medicine.
We then descend through picturesque, rural villages following an age-old way of life. The peoplealong the Indigenous Peoples Trail include Tamang, Thami, Tamang, Majhi, Newar, and Yolmo. The Thami are culture is considered endangered with a population in Nepal less than 30,000. The Mahji make a living by fishing and boat transport.
We pass through serene foothills and the visit the Hindu temple of Kanda devi with majestic viewpoints along the way. Eventually, the trail descends to the cool waters of the Sun Kosi River, the endpoint of the Indigenous Peoples Trek and there are numerous options for trekking in central Nepal including the The Ganesh Himal Trek, Langtang, Gosainkunda Lake, Helambu and Rolwaling.If you would like to extend your visit, just let us know and we will design additional exploration according to your schedule.