Chepang Hill Trek is an opportunity to realize the socio and cultural status of marginalized people in the bottom hill of Nepal. The indigenous Tibeto-Burman community inhabiting the ridges of the Mahabharat mountain range of central Nepal.
The shy and nomadic Chepangs have over the past two or three generations been more outwardly and semi-nomadic. They live in caves or thatched houses relying increasingly on production. They grow maize, millet, and bananas.
Usually, Chepang people practice Hinduism and Buddhism, however, they follow Animism. Their language is Tibetp-Burman, Raute, and Raji. Chepang language is one of the rare languages which use a duodecimal counting system.
Lack of education, awareness, and health facilities, the people are backward in common society.
Only 15 percent of Chepangs are literate and almost 90 percent of Chepangs are below the poverty line. The school enrollment rate is very low and the drop-out rate is very high.
Chepangs possess vast indigenous knowledge about herbal medicines. In terms of food, fiber, medicine, housing materials, fodder, and various other needs.
Our service for our guest
Our trips are fully supported and offered personalized service to our guests. If you’re interested to involve in these trips by your interest, time, and physical and mental preparation it’s fine.
Among the cultural programmed; Honeymoon Tour Package – 10 Days, Nepal Pleasure Tour – 8 Days, Adventure Package Tour – 14 Days, Historical Nepal Tour – 10 Days, Spiritual tour Package – 12 Days, Kathmandu Unique tour – 5 Days, Historical Gorkha Village Tour 9 Days, Nepal India Cultural Tour – 10 Days, Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour – 12 Days.
According to your time duration and schedule, please go to our Plan Trip or Customize Trip.
Robinson Crusoe Holiday is always ready to provide excellent services for our guests. Based on our cultural motto “Matri Debo Bhaba, Pitrii Debo Bhaba, Atithi Debo Bhaba.” Mother as a God, Father as a God, and Guest as a God.
This is an exotic trek that offers a closer peeking inside the lives of Chepang people. The trek through the Mahabharata range, at moderate altitude through less crowded, beautiful hillsides allows you to indulge in the life of the semi-nomadic Chepang people. The Chepangs are ethnic people with a distinct lifestyle who feed on fruits and roots and have unique cultures of their own. Due to the remoteness of city life full of conveniences, the indigenous people are considered to be among the marginalized groups of Nepal.
Along with the new cultural experience, you will enjoy the mesmerizing views of the sunrise, the mountains from Sira-chili, and bird watching along the trail. This trek helps you explore the true condition of Chepang people on one hand, while on the other the trek helps promote local products, expand local tourism, and show their clear picture to the rest of the world.
- Chepang Hill Trek leads you through the unexplored beautiful hillsides of Chitwan.
- The trail offers cultural highlights of one of the indigenous communities of Nepal.
- The trail leads you through an ever-changing landscape, nature and the spectacular views make it an ideal place to stay overnight with local families.
- Shaktikor is a Chepang village and the center of the sustainable tourism initiative of the Chepang people.
- There is a Chepang Museum and a visitor’s information center.
- Caves and waterfalls around the village invite you to stroll in the area.