By fresh, I mean Mundum Trek a newly established trekking trail in the far-eastern part of Nepal. This trail is a beautiful trekking destination that puts the spotlight on the Kirati culture and traditions in the Khotang district of Nepal. The Kirat people are an indigenous group in Mundun. During the trek, we will be walking through several villages where we will see the majority of Kirat Rai people. This trekking destination is also enriched with soul-soothing natural sceneries. Trekking along the off-beaten paths on Mundum Trail is truly a gift. To those who are looking for less trodden trek routes, Mundum Trekking is one that suits your demands and choices. Mundum Trek is a rural trek where you can see the basic way of life and inspiring cultural and natural blends.
On this 15-day Mundum trekking, you will be reaching Silchung Peak, 4200 meters. This is the highest point on the trek. We will begin from Diktel Bazar, 1650 meters, and will gradually ascend to the Silichung peak. Come trek with us (Halesi Treks) to Mundum Trekking. We (Halesi Treks) will organize the perfect trekking for you. You have to worry about anything. Let us know when you are free and we will arrange the rest. If you have any queries or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us.
- A perfect “all-season” trekking destination in eastern Nepal.
- Great Himalayan views of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Yu stretching towards the north.
- The indigenous cuisines of Kirati-Rai people.
- Beautiful sunrise and sunsets from easy and beautiful ridges.
- Culture, custom, tradition, and lifestyles of Rai, Limbu, and Kirat people.
- Beautiful forests of rhododendron, oaks, and bamboos.
- Exploring the ponds, meadows, rivers, and streams along the trekking trails.
- The opportunity of bird watching and viewing amazing wildlife
Day 01: Arriving at Kathmandu International airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: preparation for Mundum Trekking
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Diktel Altitude: 1650 meters Driving Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Day 04: Diktel to Chakhewa Highest Altitude: 2300 meters Trek Duration: 5 hours
Day 05: Chakhewa to Dhotre Highest Altitude: 2752 meters Trek Duration: 5 hours
Day 06: Dhotre to Maiyung Highest Altitude: 3122 meters Trek Duration: 6 hours
Day 07: Maiyung to Rawadhap Highest Altitude: 3426 meters Trekking Duration: 6 hours
Day 08: Rawadhap to Salpa Bhanjyang/ Salpa Pokhari Highest Altitude: 3348 meters Trekking Duration: 7 hours
Day 09: Explore Silichung Highest Altitude: 4160 meters Trekking Duration: 5 hours
Day 10: Salpa Bhanjyang to Hyakule Highest Altitude: 2972 meters Trekking Duration: 6 hours
Day 11: Hyakule to Hanspokhari Highest Altitude: 2962 meters Trekking Duration: 6 hours
Day 12: Hanspokhari to Bhojpur Highest Altitude: 1600 meters Trekking Duration: 6 hours
Day 13: Flight from Bhojpur to Kathmandu
Day 14: Leisure time, shopping, sightseeing
Day 15: Transfer to International airport for finale departures
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- accommodation during the trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome or farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights all
- An experienced, English-speaking government-licensed trek Guide
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits -(National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- City Tour in Kathmandu
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- International flights
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Cold Drinks and Alcohol
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide and porters
You will arrive at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu. Our local representative will welcome you. She/he will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Take some rest after you check into the hotel. You will stay overnight at your hotel.
Before the beautiful trek, you will have a preparation day. On this day, you can buy some of the clothing or snacks or other trekking essentials. If you have already brought everything, you can go touring around beautiful places in Kathmandu. There are many historic and cultural sites in Kathmandu. You can visit some. Some of the most popular sites are the Basantapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa, and others.
In the evening, you can walk around the colorful streets in Thamel. Get back to your hotel and take a warm nap.
It’s surely a long drive today. Though long, this day is enjoyable. You will be driving towards the east of Kathmandu over the beautiful highway. You will see the beautiful rivers along the highway. You’ll also see the villages along the road. You’ll see beautiful sceneries along the riverside. You will have a few stops at some places for lunch and rests. After a long drive, we will finally reach the headquarters of Khotang district, Diktel. We will walk around the local market there. Overnight in a local hotel.
Today, we will begin to trek. We will have a morning breakfast at the hotel. Then, we will begin to trek. The trekking trail is beautiful! The semi-hilly landscapes, beautiful jungles, and beautiful settlements en route are amazing. We will be covering 24 kilometers of remotest trails. Walking through the villages of Dorap Chiuri and Dobela feels incredible. Chakhewa is a beautiful place where we will stay overnight today.
It’s a fresh morning at Chakhewa. We will have a filling breakfast there and will pull off a new day. From Chakhewa, we will walk through the incredible beautiful trails to Dhotre. We will be walking through the Maluwa village. Then there is a pass called Dalsinga Pass. After the pass, we will walk over the scenic ridge of Merung hill. At Dhotre, we will stay overnight today.
From Dhotre, we will trek to Maiyung. The trail is beautiful with mesmerizing views of the surroundings. You will have an amazing time walking through the peaceful trekking trails. After around six hours of trekking, we will reach Maiyung. Overnight in Maiyung.
This part of the trail passes through incredible Kirat and Rai settlements. At the villages, you will see the farmers cultivating crops on their beautiful fields. You will also see the old-aged people wearing their traditional attires. We will make our way through small Kirat villages like Satdobato, Hyakule, Lauri Bina, and others. It’s a unique experience of walking through the villages experiencing beautiful things. Finally, after several hours of walking, we will reach the Rawa Dhap. We will stay overnight there.
Remember, you are already above 3000 meters. Walk slowly enjoying the immensely beautiful nature and culture around. The trekking trail is remote, yet beautiful. Today, we will be walking through some amazing villages. The highlights of today’s trek are the mani wall of Nikasa, Handi Lake, and of Kulu Pankha Bhanjyang (Salpa Pass). After an awesome day, we will reach Salpa Bhanjyang. We will stay overnight there.
Today is an exploration day in Silichung. We will wake up early and will hike to the Silichung hill early in the morning. There is this beautiful viewpoint of Silichung (Salpa) Peak. We will climb to the viewpoint at 4153 meters. Trust me, you will love the spectacular views of the magnificent Himalayas, mountains, green hills, and incredible valleys. You will also see the alluring views of Mt. Everest, Kanchanjunga, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Thamserku, Kangtega, Amadablam, Dorje Lakpa, and Kusum Khungurung. After a wonderful morning, we will return to Silichung. We will spend the rest of the day exploring around and by resting. Overnight in Silichung.
Now it is time that we retrace the previous trekking trails back to Hyakule. We will be walking through the peaceful trails exploring the natural beauty around. We will meet with some locals. Interacting with them is fun. They are friendly and will say hi with a sweet smile. After hours of easy walk, we will reach Hyakule. For today, we will stay overnight at Hyakule.
We will start a new day with a beautiful breakfast. After having breakfast, we will set off on the splashing trekking trail to Hanspokhari. The trail is as exciting as on the other days. We will be enjoying the splendid views of the hills. Walking through the lush jungles offers incredible satisfaction. This trail becomes more beautiful in Spring when the wildflowers and Rhododendrons bloom at their best. We can also extend this trek and walk to the Ekrate village. This is a beautiful village of Kirat people. There, you can see the basic way of life and lovely practices of the traditions and culture.
On the 12th day of our Mundum trek, we will be trekking to Bhojpur. We will walk through the rugged trekking trails towards Bhojpur in the morning. We will take rest at different places on the trek. We will cross the Kakhuwa Pass. We will also be walking through several small and beautiful villages en route. Some of them are Ekrate, Barse Danda, Suntale Gaun, Dhap Kharka, and others. Finally, after around six hours of trekking, we will reach Bhojpur. Overnight there.
From the airport in Bhojpur, we will take a flight to Kathmandu. The flight is a scenic one. Enjoy the aerial views of the awesome valleys, rivers, hills, and Himalayas. The flight duration is around two and a half years. We will land in Kathmandu and will drive to the hotel. You can walk around in the evening. Overnight at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu.
And finally, the trek is over. But you still have a free day in Kathmandu. On this day, you can do some shopping. If you had rented some trekking gears, you can return them. You can buy some souvenirs for your friends and families. You can also go sightseeing around the beautiful Bhaktapur and Patan cities in Kathmandu valley. There are several UNESCO World Heritage sites there. Visit some of them. You can visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and the Changunarayan temple.
Today is your last day in Nepal. We will pick you up two hours before your flight. You will check into the airport and will fly to your homeland.
All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. Halesi Treks have chosen the 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge or camping side of the village from their past experience. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of a different gender.
Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.
An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 18 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping types of equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods have to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.
How Difficult is Mundum Trekking?
Mundum trek is an easy graded trek. The trekking trails are easy. Also, the trek does not go to a very high altitude as compared to some high altitude treks in Nepal like Everest base camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga, and several others. Bring your family and friends on the trek. Anyone with good physical fitness can do this trek.
Mundum Trek is an easy trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. MundumTrek is low altitude trek which demands less physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Halesi Treks.
This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double-check the policy what it covers and where are you going.
Mundum trekking is a newly opened trek in Nepal that is suitable for trekking in all time of the year. You can go for Mundum trekking at any time when you have a vacation. But for best visibility, Autumn and spring are always the best seasons.
Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, Halesi Treks can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.
The below-given cost is per person and the below-given Mundum Trek fixed departure dates are available Whole of 2023. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.