10 days
Trip Level
Group Size
3146 m

Nepal is a country that is distinct both geographically and culturally. The newly opened indigenous people trail trek is relatively easy. It goes across Nepal’s culturally, socially, and linguistically diverse areas. The trail is bound by the Thulo Sailung peak (3146m) in the north. Sailung trekking is another name for the indigenous people trails. The other border of the trek is Sun Koshi along the south, while the beautiful Tama Koshi River is in the east. Besides, the trail follows through an altitude varying from 533 meters to 3146 meters from sea level. It takes you higher since it’s straightforward for everyone.

The indigenous people trails trek is recommended for those with a flair for carefully studying the ethnic diversity of Nepal. The IP trail goes from the Mudhe bazaar since it passes through the charming villages. Finally, it connects us at the trek’s highest point, Sailung. Indigenous people’s trail suits all ages due to its comparative ease and low altitude. Despite this, this hidden track, untouched by modernization, is a complete recluse from the hectic daily life.

The IP trail has less traffic but requires no fees or permits, making it even better. The trek can conclude throughout the year, but October to December and February to April is the best time to travel the ultimate beauty of the trail. The indigenous people’s tracks encompass the breathtaking views of the gigantic Himalayas and comprise beautiful landscapes. Moreover, it concludes with the roaring Tama Koshi and Sun Koshi River sounds, which soothe the mind.

IP trail – Quick facts

Encompasses the breathtaking views of the Langtang, Gaurishankar, and Numburchuli
Explore the Sunkoshi River and Tamakoshi River valleys

Mesmerizing landscape, really admirable and lifetime experience
Indigenous people, culture, and homestay experiences


Indigenous people trail trek itinerary.

Days Destination Altitude in Meters  Walking Distance
1. Kathmandu – Mudhe – Khola Kharka 2948 8h00
2. Khola Kharka – Surkey via Rajveer 1842 5h00
3. Surkey – Doramba via Tinghare 2054 4h00
4. Doramba – Khandadevi via Galpa 1986 5h00
5. Khandadevi – Dongme via Hiledevi 1982 4h00
6. Dongme – Lubughat via Sunapati 1755 4h00
7. Lubughat – Nepalthok and drive to Kathmandu.
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The indigenous people’s trails are less commercial and offer unique homestay facilities since they give a hands-on opportunity to observe the lifestyle. After all, amidst the pristine Himalayan panoramas, temples, monasteries, and stupas make the journey worthwhile. Besides, folk dances and weddings can be observed with the utmost delight. Furthermore, the people residing here are simple, warm, and welcoming. Therefore, don’t hesitate to bestow their kindness and hospitality upon everyone who travels the area.


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be greeted and welcomed by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with the Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu Valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing, where you meet the trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Mudhe – Khola Kharka. (2948 m) 4h00 drive and 4h00 walk.

A picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Dunge offers unique hillside sceneries. Then, a one-and-a-half-hour climb takes you to the hill named Thulo Sailung. And shortly descent to Khola Kharka.

Day 4: Khola Kharka – Surkey via Rajveer. (1842m) 5h00 walk.

The trail gradually descends through the dense forest of Sailung and will have a chance to explore varieties of native vegetation and other species. The region’s famous monastery is Rajveer, where people are welcome to receive blessings from the Lama. The trail leads us through the local villages and scattered stupas, Mani wall, and Chhortens along the trail to Shurkey.

Day 5: Surkey – Doramba via Tinghare. (2054 m) 4h00 walk.

The trail leads us down to a spectacular waterfall, then towards the steps to Doromba, traversing through the dense forest on the hillside. One of the ethnic groups of Nepal, namely the Tamang, with a high majority of Tamang people, dominates this area. Indeed, most of the artists from Thanks are originally from this area. Their product, Thankas, can be found in Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, and other major cities. You will get entertained with Tamang music following by evening

Day 6: Doramba – Khandadevi via Galpa. (1986 m) 5h00 walk.

The trail goes uphill to the secret temple, a Hindu shrine known as Agleshwori Danda, where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Gaurishankar range after a pleasant walkout from Doromba. Then, descend through the local slate mine pine forests and get to Galpa Bazaar. Further, 2 hours walk to get to Khanda Devi Temple. Ancient stone walls encircle it. According to local legend, the temple is devoted to Khanda Devi, discovered by a shepherd who found milk discharging from a dark stone in 1458 AD. The animals are being sacrificed on occasion.

Day 7: Khandadevi – Dongme via Hiledevi. (1982m) 4h00 walk.

A super day of the journey, we woke up early in the morning to experience sunrise views and then walked a long ridge along the dense forest. The trail sometimes climbs up to the top and sometimes downhill before entering the next valley. It is an enjoyable walk through the forest and an opportunity to explore the species of birds and mammals en route to Dongme.

Day 8: Dongme – Lubughat via Sunapati. (1755m) 4h00 walk.

We hike up to Sunpati Hill for the stunning sunrise on earth and newly opened eco trails as we descend to Lubhughat. As we arrive in Lubhu ghat, we can meet the Majhi people, a marginal people of Nepal, well known for their ancient profession of Fishing and boating.

Day 9: Lubughat – Nepalthok and drive to Kathmandu. (0h45 walk / 3h00 drive)

Experience the different indigenous peoples and their vibrant culture. Our journey leads us to Kathmandu by 45 45-minute walk along the riverbank of Sunkoshi to Nepal Thok and taking a bus to Kathmandu.

Day 10: Leisure day in Kathmandu

You have a chance to visit the rest of the city once.

Day 11: Final departure

You will transfer to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.


DEPARTURE/RETURN  Tribhuwan International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
Airport transfer Accommodations
Meal during the trek Entrance frees and permits
Transportation as per itinerary Professional guide & porters
A First Aid Kits Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare Nepal Visa fees
Meals in City Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance Tips for Guide & Porters

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Indigenous People Trail Trek
Indigenous People Trail Trek
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The Buddhist Stupa en route IP trail
Namobuddha Monastery
IP trail landscape

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