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Indigenous People Trail trek

5 Days, Easy

5 - Excellent
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3146m, Sailung
  • 2 Days Drive
  • 3 Days Trekking
Best Season
  • September - May
  • 5 Breakfast
  • 5 Lunch
  • 4 Dinner
  • 4 Nights Home Stay
  • Private Jeep/ Public Bus


USD 325 249

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No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 249
5-9 275
2-4 299


Indigenous People Trail trek is a mild track taking you through some of the culturally diverse areas in central Nepal. This trail highlights the culture, lifestyle, religion, and the overall identity of different Nepali tribes with natural and scenic delights alongside it .

The original itinerary was 9 days trek. After the road construction on this route. we revised the trek itinerary. Himalaya Trip organize 5 days Indigenous People Trail Trek.

Trip Highlights

  • View point Sailung, Beautiful view from Gaurishankar to Manaslu Ranges
  • Less touristic area
  • Experience of Home stay or stay with family house, try Nepali style local, hygienic foods.
  • Pass many farming Terrance during the hike
  • Experience the different tribes Nepali people life style
  • Rhododendron forest and flowers
  • Taste of Chhurpi made of Yak milk
  • Beautiful places Dhunge, Sailung, Surkey and Doramba

Indigenous People Trail trek Details

The Indigenous People trail trek will give you the perfect opportunity to experience the true Nepalese spirit. The trail passes through multiple villages and settlements from where you can get a peek into village life. You will go through the Newar, Tamang, Sherpa, Majhi, and Thami communities in this trek. Taking a glance at their activities daily and art of survival, one can return satisfied ad inspired. The changing culture and tradition, however, is quickly sweetened with warm hospitality and smile in each place you visit. In this brief period, you will learn about the mix of Buddhism and Hinduism at best. Ranging from the shrines which one pray to the customs from the past, you can witness them all. Walking in the trail and taking short hiking will make you feel the true beauty of these places. From the plain farmlands to the peak of Sailung (3146 m), each moment will show you a different shade of ethnicity throughout the trail. The sublime views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri to the Kanchenjunga ranges in the east lessens your tiredness every day. Walking in the path self-made through the villagers using it themselves one could discover the true unity in diversity of Nepal.

You will be staying in the homestay operated by the local people in these villages. Tasting the local cuisine and living the typical day in your life, you will experience the indigenous Nepali lifestyle better than ever. As a mild trek, the indigenous people trail is suitable for solo traveler too. Similarly, the level elevation of the destinations makes this trek perfect for beginners also. An ideal balance of nature and culture, this trek is a complete cultural vacation for travellers. One can do this trek throughout the year. Exceptional experiences are from the period of September to May where most of the festivals fall. With the aid of our local guides, prepare yourself for this amazing trek of a lifetime.

Accommodations facilities

This trek is home stay trek. You will stay at the families home. There will be very basic rooms with mats, bed sheets and pillow. do not expect any luxury. Toilets are outside the house. Shower is not available. But you can take a bucket shower. Sleeping bag is recommend to take with you.

Available Foods

Foods are Nepali foods. The Nepali foods comes with plain rice, lentil soup, vegetables curry , pickles. Some eggs, potatoes items, Momo, chapati bread, Noodles items or soup etc are available.

Drinking Water

Bottle of water is not available. You will get a normal taps water with purification tablets or water filter can be used. Water bottle is recommend to take with you.

Transportation Service

We provide public bus transportation service from Kathmandu to Dhunge and Doramba to Kathmandu. The private Jeep transportation service is available with extra cost. The driver of public bus will play music to entertain the passenger and not fall in sleep himself during the drive. If you does not music, ear plug is recommended to take with you.

Packing List

This is the short and easy trek in Nepal. You do not need any special gears. I recommend you, Hiking shoes, Trousers, Socks, warm jacket, T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt, Sunscreen (SPF 20+), Backpack around 35 liters, Torch (flashlight), Camera, memory card and battery charger( spare batteries), Toilet Paper, Quick- drying towel, warm hat, gloves, thermal underwear , sun glass etc.

Kathmandu Hotel

If you want to includes the Hotels in Kathmandu, It is possible to include. For the flexibility , you may book own accommodations Hostel to 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu and you can stay more than one night in Kathmandu  before and after the trek at your prefer place.

Porter option

This is short trek from Kathmandu. We take necessary things during the trek with you. Rest of luggage, you will leave at your Hotel in Kathmandu. If you are okay with 5-6kgs backpack, you do not need porter for this trek.  If you could not carry own backpack, you have an option to hire a porter with the cost of extra US$100 per porter. You can share a porter between 2-3 people.

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Daily Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Kathmandu Trekking starting point and Trekking ending point to Kathmandu by Public Bus.
  • 3 meals a day (5 breakfast, 5 lunch, and 4 dinner with a tea/coffee in a cup) with 4 nights Homestay Accommodation during the trek.
  • Trekking guides : food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • Seasonal fresh fruit such as Apple and Pomegranate etc.
  • All the official charge and 13% Government VAT.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fees (15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Your Trekking gears.
  • All the drinks Coke, Beer, Mineral water.
  • Tips for the guide .

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 3 Reviews
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having lunch in indigenous people trail

UK, April 2019

Indigenous Peoples Trail – authentic and humbling experience

We were a party of 4 from the UK (all aged 60+) looking to build on an emotional trip to Manipur where we had paid respect to a family member killed during WWII. We were not experienced trekkers but were looking for something off the normal tourist route that would test up physically, be awe inspiring but most important of all involve us meeting local Nepalese. The IDP promised to deliver and in the event exceeded our expectations. By the end of the trek we had scaled 1,000 metres in a five-hour morning trek, got progressively fitter during the week, enjoyed wonderful local food (dal bhat, nettle soup, potato curry), and took in the most awe-inspiring views in the World. We stayed with Nepalese communities from different ethnic groups, sat in on a buddhist ceremony and learned much of the earthquake damage and how the country is responding. Our guide Jay (now our friend) was responsive and supportive and a reassuring presence throughout. Out 2 porters ‘M’ and Messi were just inspirational and a joy throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend these guys for delivering something really special and memorable.

UK, April 2019
patricia indigenous people trail trek

USA, October 2018

Unforgettable Indigenous People’s Trail

Nothing like it! If you are up for an authentic journey in the footsteps of kind, Indigenous people who lives, sign up for this trek. My brother and I are in our mid 60’s and aren’t quite up for Everest, so we spent 5 days hiking from village to village, over breathtaking views, monkey-covered hills, miles of terraced fields, past monasteries, sleeping at tea houses and homestays. A highlight was watching my brother (former elementary teacher) teach a mini English lesson at a remote government school which had never had foreigners visit before.

We loved our guide, Jay and porter, Milan. We felt safe, supported when hills got long, and were well fed.

Highly recommended!!!!

USA, October 2018
indigenous people trail trek

Australia, February 2014

peoples indigneous trail

We organized our trek on the internet and and were so impressed with Harka and crew that after the trek we organized the rest of our holiday in nepal with them , Every thing Harka said would happen did and we spent a wonderful time in Chitwan national park and Pokara ending up again in kathhmandu. By the end of the holiday we considered Harka, Jay and Simber as friends and would recommend Himalaya Trip to anybody wanting to book on the internet and save a lot of money rather than booking with travel agents in Australia . we will be returning to Nepal and will be using Himalaya Trip for our next holiday.

Australia, February 2014
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Important Note

Available of the trip

We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have.  If you are doing short  and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.

Last Minute booking

Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months.  Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.


Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.


When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour  / Climbing guide and experience porters.

Extra personal expenses

For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.

Nepal visa

Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.

Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer

We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.

Group joing and Fixed departure

Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request. 

Luggage store

You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.

Responsible travel

  • Ask permission to photograph people.
  • Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.

Domestic flight

Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.

Trek Booking

For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App  and 20% deposit.

Why Himalaya Trip ?

  • Fast response
  • Small group private trek
  • Safety is top priority
  • Recommended on TripAdvisor
  • Tailor made itinerary
  • Seasonal package
  • 200 plus  trekkers take service every year
  • 30-40% repeated customer


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