Mundhum Trek (Virgin Trekking Trail of Eastern Mountains) - 14 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 4200M.
  • Best Season March, April, may and September, October, November, December

Highlights

  • Venture into the beautiful mid-hilly region of Nepal.
  • The newly discovered Cultural Trekking Trail, Mudum
  • Cultural exploration of the Rai and ethnic Kirati people
  • Hike from the sea level to the 4,200-meter Silchung Peak viewpoint.
  • Visit some of the lofty, lush Mayur Hill (3350m) and Silichung Hill (4155m) towards the touristic Salpa Pokhari (3,750 m).
  • Historical trekking route passed down by the first Mt. Everest ascenders, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, and Edmund Hillary

Mundhum is a recently opened trekking trail in Nepal from 2018 only. It is a highly religious land of the divine scripture of the Kirati people that guides them through their social and cultural life, where trekking wasn’t allowed before.

It is an opportunity of a lifetime to trek here that takes you to the tranquil Himalayas in the eastern part of the country, which isn’t only a nature wonder but also a cultural and social epicenter that provides you with a golden chance to experience the authentic lifestyle of the indigenous Kirati people, dominated especially by the Rais.

The expedition region is named to highlight cultural encounters like never before. As it passes through several ethnic Kirats settlements in the highlands on the lap of pristine mother nature, up to an elevation of 4,200 m above sea level in Silung Peak.

It is a once-must-visit extraordinary destination that gives you insight into the unique customary living of the ancient Kirants and, in addition, lets you take in all the elegance of the mountains and their alpine surroundings.

Itinerary
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The moment you step off the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel by Adventure Himalayan representatives.

After refreshments, there will be a briefing session led by our tour guides and leaders about your tour. Make sure all your doubts are cleared before hopping on the trip.

 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsDinner

You will have one full of vacant days to prepare for the trek, which is unlikely to consume most of your time. So, on this very day, you will be visiting some of the unique landmarks of the valley listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

These sites include Pashupatinath temple (the cremation ceremony is performed here), Boudhnath (one of the largest stupas in Asia revered by Buddhists around the world), and Swyambhunath (one of the oldest temples in the town that dates from 2,000 years).

Not to worry! You will not miss roaming around the backstreets of Patan with fine arts.

The evening is the hour to meet your trekking guide and check for necessary equipment.

  • AccommodationComfortable Hotel

In the morning, after breakfast, you will take a ride to Dhiktel Bazaar in Khotang District, above 1,650 meters from sea level.

It is 252.4 km away from the Kathmandu Valley via the Khurkot-Ghurmi Madhya Pahadi Highway.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,650 m

You will fall in love with the beauty of Dhiktel Bazaar, precisely in the morning. Then, after a 2-3 hour drive, you will reach the Chakhewa at 2,300 meters, well acquainted with tea houses and Gothesingh Homestay.

You will have lunch here and then set off for a sightseeing visit to Temke Danda at an altitude of 3,010 meters (m) in approximately 2 hours.

From here, you will see a magnificent view of several mountains, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Sisapangma, Choyo, and Maklu, along with some of the sides of India, Bhutan, and Tibet.

After grasping all the possible beauty from here, you will head back to Chakhewa for an overnight stay in a lodge or camp.

  • AccommodationTea house lodge/Camp
  • MealsAll three meals
  • Max. Altitude2,300 m

Driving to Dhotre at a height of 2,752 meters from Chakhewa begins after breakfast, which will take 6-7 hours to arrive at the destination. 

On the way, you will see the vibrant forests with a mixture of rhododendron, Chimal, and other species passing through several remote lifestyles.

In Dhotre, there are two tea houses where you can stay or go camping.

  • AccommodationTea house/Camp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,752 m

Today, the walk for Maiyung is initiated after breakfast. The hike is for 6-7 hours, descending at Hanspokhari (Dove Pond) at an elevation of 3,122 meters (m) above sea level.

Throughout the trail on this day, you will enjoy the scenic beauty of Chautara, Mattim Danda, and Basspani Devisthan.

Due to the rare founding of tea houses and lodges, you will get millions of stars as a roof while camping.

  • AccommodationCamp
  • MealsFull meal course
  • Max. Altitude3,122 m

It is the longest trekking day when you will be walking for 7-8 hours to do an overnight camp in Rawadhap.

To reach Rawadhap, situated at 3,426 m, you will leave Maiyung after breakfast throughSatdobato, Hyakule, and Lauri Danda.

  • AccommodationCamping Tent
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,426 m

After morning breakfast in Rawadhap, you will hop for Salpa Bhanjyang Basecamp at 3,348 m above sea level.
A 4-5-hour walk will take you to the place of your overnight stay in camp.

  • AccommodationCamp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,348 m

This morning, you will be trekking from the Salpa Base Camp to the highest point of the Mudum trail, Silichung Hill (4,200m ). 

From this lofty hill, you will get the grandest views of the Himalayan ranges, lush forests, and a glimpse of avalanches. 

You will not let any of the panoramic Kanchanjunga, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamserku, Kangtenga, Amadbalam, Dorje Lakpa, Kusu Khungaru, Numur, etc. slip your sight.

After spending adequate time here, you will get to visit Salpa Lake at the bottom of Silichung at 3,700 meters, on the border of Makalu-Varun National Park and Sagarmatha National Park.

This en route was first walked through by the first successful expeditors of the highest peak in the world, Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest, 8,848 m), Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, and Edmund Hillary. So, this walkthrough is also known as the Tenzing-Hillary Trail.

  • AccommodationCamp
  • MealsAll three meal courses
  • Max. Altitude4,200 m

After breakfast, you will retrace the way from Rawadhap to Hyakule, which takes around 7-8 hours through the groggily deon of the hill area.

Hyakule is situated 2,972m high in the hilly region where you will spend a night in a camp.

  • AccommodationCamping Tent
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,972 m

On the eleventh day, you will use the same way to walk from Hyakule to Haanspokari, Maiyung.

If you prefer, you can visit Maiyung as well, which provides you with two lodging options: a tea house and a homestay.

The trail of this day consists of the Kiranti Villages named after their oral holy book ‘Mundhum’ which elaborates on the life cycle-style, culture, and traditions of the Kirati people, which is the main reason for naming the trail after it.

  • AccommodationHomestay/Camp
  • MealsThree full meal course
  • Max. Altitude2,962 m

After breakfast, you will walk through Ekraate, Kakhuwa, Barshe Danda, Suntale, and Dhapkharka to the headquarters of Bhojpur district, Bhojpur Bazaar, situated at 1,700 meters high.

It boasts Bhojpuri knives and Taksar, which carry historical, religious, and tourism importance. You will get tea houses and a middle-class hotel here, where you will be staying overnight in a camp or tea house. 

  • AccommodationTea house/ Camp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dineer
  • Max. Altitude1,700 m

This is the last day of the trek when you will leave for Kathmandu by air or drive all day to the capital of Nepal.

In the evening, you will get to relish a farewell dinner with a Nepali cultural dance in a restaurant in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsDinner

This is your final day in Nepal. You will be transported to the airport by our team members a few hours before your departure time.

We thank you for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks!

  • MealsBreakfast

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Route Map
Mundhum Trek (Virgin Trekking Trail of Eastern Mountains) - 14 Days Map
What's Included
Includes
  •  Airport pickup and departure transfer
  • 10 nights and 11 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge or Tent)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Diktel by Local Bus then local jeep and back to by flight from bhojpur. 
  • English speaking local expert guide, Sherpa and porters(porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • All needed, permits, local entry fees, all taxes
  • Three nights’ accommodation with 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast
  • Farewell dinner with Nepal cultural dance in Kathmandu
  • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket, Tent, mattress, kitchen equivement,  first aid kit, oximeter, map, etc.)
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Trekking achievement certificate
  • Adventure Himalayan Tshi
Excludes
  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
  • International flight
  • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Electronic charging fees at during the trek
  • Hot shower during trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking.
Dates and Prices
Date PriceAvailability 
Start DateStarts: MondayJul 01, 2024End DateEnds: SundayJul 14, 2024PricePriceUS$1590StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: MondayJul 08, 2024End DateEnds: SundayJul 21, 2024PricePriceUS$1590StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: MondayJul 15, 2024End DateEnds: SundayJul 28, 2024PricePriceUS$1590StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: MondayJul 22, 2024End DateEnds: SundayAug 04, 2024PricePriceUS$1590StatusStatusAvailable
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