Indigenous Peoples trail trekking well known as Sailung trekking which is one of the best homestay facilitate trek route in Nepal. A soft 8-day trekking product, the first of its kind in Nepal, the ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ offers unique, living exposure to one of the most culturally diverse areas of Nepal. The ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ offers scenic trekking at relatively low elevations from 3,146 m to 533 m. Bound by Thulo Sailung peak (3146m) in the North, the aqua-blue Sun Koshi flowing along the south and the fast-flowing Tama Koshi in the east, the ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ presents an incomparable and natural blend of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity coupled with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, stretching from Dhauligiri and Annapurna in the west to Numburchuli and Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak in the east. The ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ is possible almost throughout the year, although the best season is October to December, and March to April when the Rhododendrons are in bloom. Against a magnificent Himalayan backdrop visitors gain invaluable insight to the culture and lifestyle of several local Indigenous Peoples including Tamang, Newar, Sherpa, Thami, Yolmo and Majhi. The two predominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, are ever present with the variety of gods and goddess, temples, stupas and monasteries.
The ‘IP Trail' allows you to stay overnight in private homes in traditional villages far from commercialized tourist trails. Rooms in local houses are renovated, but otherwise expect a few tourist-style comforts. Host families are trained to prepare meals hygienically. When staying with a Nepali family guests live the life as the local people do, and are treated like part of the family. The homes reflect the traditional and simple atmosphere of the people. Apart from the pleasure of being amidst peaceful and serene environment, tourists can also enjoy the traditional folk dances and music presented by the local men and women in their colorful traditional dresses.
The focus for the guests is on experiencing and learning from an authentic and enriched culture. Visitors are often involved in local activities that range from cooking classes through to attending a traditional wedding, watching a local cultural dance. The Home-stay allows visitors to discover the real Nepal and to enjoy the untouched countryside. Unlike highly commercialized routes, trekkers walk through uninhabited areas and meet few fellow travelers. No fees or permits are currently required for this trek. Target international tourists include repeat visitors, adults and children (soft trekkers), mediators, researchers, university and college students, backpackers/budget tourists and short-duration holiday makers. Target domestic tourists include university and college students, cultural researchers, and religious pilgrims and short-duration holiday makers.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu transfer to hotel overnight at hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan overnight at hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Mudhe Bazaar (2460m) overnight at lodge
Day 04: Mudhe bazaar trek to Khola kharka (2600m) over the Sailung hill (3146m) overnight at community lodge
Day 05: Khola Kharka trek to Surkey overnight at Homestay
Day 06: Surkey trek to Doramba overnight at Homestay
Day 07: Doramba trek to Khandadevi overnight at Homestay
Day 08: Khandadevi trek to Hiledevi overnight at Monastery lodge
Day 09: Hiledevi trek to Lubughat overnight at Homestay
Day 10: Lubughat drive bus to Kathmandu overnight at hotel
Day 11: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur overnight at hotel
Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu overnight at hotel
Day 13: Depart Kathmandu