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Mundum Trail, The attractive and recently identified remote area in the east of Nepal, collaboration with MTSSTPC (SWISS PROJECT). Tamke Maiyum Rural Municipality and the government of Province No. One, this off-beaten track offers travelers a remarkable hiking experience. Prepare to embark on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the recently established Mundum Trail, where you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant Kirat Rai ethnic culture. Along this trail, you'll encounter significant sites associated with the Rai, Limbu, Sunuwar, and Kulung ethnic groups of the eastern Nepali Himalayas, providing insight into their shamanic, animistic, and Shiva-worshipping way of life.
Among the highlights of the Mundum Trail culture are two significant locations: Salpa Pokhari and Shilichung Peak, revered as pilgrimage sites by the Rai and Limbu people. Legend has it that Salpa Pokhari is the abode of Sumnima, the creator goddess, and Paruhang, the Sky God of Kirat mythology. Mundum trail stands on the border of Khotang, Bhojpur, Shankhuwasabha, and Solukhumbu districts. Salpa Pokhari holds immense sacred value for the Kirat community.
The word Mundhum means a power of great strength, and the Kirat people of east Nepal consider it an authentic, holy, and powerful scripture.
The Mundum Trail, known as the "ridge trail," presents an exciting and newly initiated path off the beaten track. As trekkers tread through grasslands, wilderness, and pastures, they will witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, leaving their footprints on a trail brimming with natural beauty. This journey isn't just about the picturesque views; it offers a comprehensive exploration of the Mundum culture, including its rituals, beliefs, and way of life. While the Kirati community dominates the area and boasts ten different kinds of languages, you'll also encounter Tamang and Sherpa communities, each with unique cultural practices and languages. The highest peak on the Mundum Trekking Trail is Shilichung Peak (4,165 m), believed by the Kirat people to be the dwelling place of their revered gurus.
In Limbu and Kirat, there is a Mundum book about both cultures.
As you traverse the trail, you'll be rewarded by an awe-inspiring view of the majestic eight-thousanders, including Mount Everest (8,848.86m), Lhotse (8,516m), Lhotse Shar (8,382m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), and Kangchenjunga. Even distant mountains like Karyolung, Number, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Chamlang, Baruntse, Jannu, Gauri Shankar, and Langtang adorn the western horizon, providing an unforgettable panorama.
A must-visit destination of the trail is Mattim Danda (3,100m), the second-highest mountain in the Maiyung Range. From this vantage point, you can admire the distant grandeur of Makalu (8,463m).
The Mundum Trekking Trail offers more than just a cultural and visual feast. It also provides a serene and peaceful atmosphere, making it an ideal eco-friendly walking trail. The trail meanders along various viewpoints, such as Tamke Danda, Chakhewa, and others, offering a medley of natural wonders. Koshi provenance and local rural municipality design Mudum trail location and Mundum Map is a moderate difficulty level, the highest point on the trail reaching 4,165 meters. In contrast, Tawabhanjyang, at 1,500 meters, serves as the starting point for this trek in Khotang. Camping is recommended for trekking, although some places with basic teahouses are relatively new, with most routes passing through jungle and pastureland. Basic lodges and amenities are available.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu 1337 meter When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative at the Airport will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name and sometimes your name. Welcome by our representative at the Airport, then you will be transferred to the hotel and checked in. For a while, take time to refresh, A trip briefing will follow later today, and the time will be notified to you by our representative who picks you up from the Airport. He will let you know about your tour and travel orientation. If you are tired from a long journey, take a rest if not. Then, please be ready to explore and relax a bit in the surrounding important tourist hub Thamel for your convenience tell you to know about some good restaurants, ATMs, money changers, supermarkets, and necessary gear shops for your trip. If you arrive out of our office time, we rescheduled for tomorrow morning or evening for the trip orientation.
We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight into the history, culture, art, architecture, and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having a history of over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as a monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour of the medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight into the ethnic Newari culture, Buddhist spirituality, religious harmony, art, and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is a nice Circular Square with a stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere. Overnight hotel in KTM B/B.
Today is a long driveway we start early in the morning we took a 12-hour drive from Kathmandu via the mid-hill road between Sindhuli and Khurkot. On the way, we stopped by the Halesi Temple, a popular Hindu, Buddhist, and Kirati pilgrimage site. The devotees were engaged in devotion and meditation. We arrived at Diktel Bazaar, the Khotang district's administrative headquarters, after an hour and a half of driving. We spent 1.5 hours ascending the peak of Rupakot the following morning (2526m). From the mountaintop, we could see a large number of snow-covered mountains, including Dudhkunda, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and other mountains from a hilltop. Overnight at Khotang Bazar headquarter of Khotang district B/L/D
Today in the morning we ascended for 1.5 hours in the early morning to reach the top of Rupakot's hill 2526m. From the top, we could see a large number of snow-covered mountains, including Dudhkunda, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and others. a well-liked location for gatherings and worship during special occasions. Infrastructure improvements and promotional efforts are needed to fully achieve this hilltop's tourism potential. After lunch, we drove 42 km east along the mid-hill roadway to Chakhewa Pass, 2300 m. The Mundum Trek begins at the boundary between the districts of Bhojpur and Khotang. Although there are local lodges in Chakhewa, we choose to stay at the Gothesing homestay a few KM further down Chakheba overnight at Gothesing Homestay. B/L/D.
Today early morning we set off on our hike to Temple Hill. The hill is famous for its religious importance and is also a popular tourist destination among the local people. During our hike up to Temke, we were greeted by the dazzling sunrise. The gradual ascending hike of two and half hours towards the south of Chakhewa is rewarding. It is a steady uphill hike through the lush rhododendron forest. Temke Hilltop is situated at 3005 m from the sea level and is commonly shared by Bhojpur and Khotang districts. At the hilltop, we were astounded by witnessing a panoramic view of the Himalayas view. such a wide Himalayan range The hilltop provides an excellent panoramic 180 0 view of Himalayan ranges from Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Number, Karyalung, Gaurishankar, Kwangde, Choyu, Kusum Kangaroo, Thamserku, Khangtega, Kysar, Mera Peak, Nuptse, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang (Dhurbe Hatti Himal), Makalu to Kanchenjunga in the east. There are Mahadev Temple and Jogi Cave nearby and its surrounding is a breathtaking place to stroll around. It's a wonderful hilltop. Overnight at Gothesing homestay. B/L/D.
Today after breakfast, the trail leads at the same elevation, going through grazing land of sub-tropical, temperate, and sub-alpine forests. The route is kept fascinating by continuous gradual up ridge walks, stunning Himalayan mountain ranges throughout the trek along the forested terrain, as well as far views of the mid-hill sceneries. Haans Pokhari is accessible by a 4-5 hour easy climb (Duck Pond, 2962m). A viewpoint worth ascending is Maiyung Danda (3333m), which is located to the northeast and stands tall at a few-hour ascent. overnight at Hans Pokhari. B/L/D.
Today after breakfast we start our trek via In dense forests, you can find rhododendron, oak, orchid, chinquapin, juniper, and other types of flora, as well as medicinal herbs. Walking along open ridges under a sky filled with nothing but blue was a once-in-a-lifetime journey. The setting is tranquil, serene, and simply a wonderful trip in a harsh environment. The small Rai hamlet is only a few hours below the ridges, and the top area is covered with grassland and woods, which are home to a variety of wild animals and birds, including red pandas, wild boars, Himalayan Thar, barking deer, and partridges. There are numerous resting spots built by Kirati ancestors every couple of hours of walking. After a few ups and downs, the trail heads north to Saatdobate 3122 meters. Saatdobate and Hyakule are nearby, and both have plenty of water sources. While hiking up the ridges, one will come across shepherds' cottages every few hours. Overnight at Satdobate B/L/D.
Today after breakfast we are on wards to Salpa Bhanjyhang, the trail meets the Arun Valley trek, following in the footsteps of the first Everest explorers. Few travel guides mention HW Tillman's 1950 walk from Hile to Lukla thru the Arun Valley. It leads you through into the lush green terrain of the mid-hill zone, with steep climbs and strenuous trails, especially when you reach Siluchung hill. The steep climb from Lauri Danda to Rawa Dhap (3426m), where there aren't many cowsheds, takes two to three hours. We had a lot of help setting up camp because the herders quite often built their tents near water sources. The following day was a leisurely 5- to 6-hour hike. We came across Choutara, prayer flags, and a Chorten. Salpa Bhanjyang 3348m is a pass.A pass close to the Arun Valley route will be achieved. Salpa Pokhari 3500 meters, a sacred pond, is just 500 meters north of the pass where hordes of worshippers people gather to pay homage and ask for their wishes to be granted. Overnight at SalpaBhanjyang.B/L/D.
Today is the hard day of trekking. early in the morning, heading onward to Shilichung peak the highest point in the Bhojpur district is also a common pilgrimage centre for Buddhists, Hindus and Kirati. It shares a common border with Solukhumbu, Bhojpur, Khotang, and Sankhuwasabha. It takes about 3-4 hours of a steep climb to reach the top of Salpa Bhanjyang. It provides excellent sunrise and sunset views.The hilltop offers close-up stunning views of Dorje Lakpa, Numbur, Karyalung, Gaurishankar, Shishapangma , Kwangde, Choyu, Kusum Kangaroo, Thamsekrku, Khangtega, Kyasar, Mera Peak, Nuptse, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang (Dhurbe hatti himal), Makalu to Kanchenjunga in the east. The ridge has great religious importance for the Kirati people. It is the final summit where Mundumi receives the final blessing from their gurus. Overnight at Salpa Bhanjyang. B/L/D.
After breakfast we are returning the same route from Salpa Bhanjyang to Rawadhap and Hyakule. Overnight Hykule. B/L/D.
Today the route returns in the same way from Hyakule, Saatdobate, and Maiyung before down to Pakhuwa Bhanjyang and continuing on to Suntale to reach Bhojpur Bazaar. The Arun Valley walk path can also be used. The trail can be completed in 11 to 14 days. trekkers from all over the world would enjoy the distinct culture, hospitality, and natural beauty of eastern Nepal. He also stated his desire to travel there as soon as possible for both studies and hiking. The route then returns in the same direction to Rawadhap, Hyakule, Saatdobate, and Maiyung before dropping to Salpa Bhanjyang. overnight at Bhojpur.B/L/D.
Today we explore Bhojpur bazar, Taksar to see the some temple, old trade walking route as well as quine made place log time before overnight at Bhojpur. B/L/D.
Today early morning fly back to Kathmandu from Bhojpur and free and easy day for relax or shopping Overnight at kTM. B.
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