Mundhum Trail trek - Mundhum trek

Trip Overview
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrek
  • Major AttractionKirat Culture and Traditions, Silchung summit, view's of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, and other mountains
  • Maximum Altitude4200 meters
  • Best TimeApril-May-June, September-October-November


  • Newly Discovered Mundhum Trail Trek: Explore the recently discovered and freshly proposed trekking path in eastern Nepal.
  • Holy Scriptures of Kirant Believers: Discover the significance of Mundhum, the holy scripture of Kirant believers, also known as Kirant Veda.
  • Mundhum: Four Sequences of Books: Learn about the four sequences of books that make up Mundhum, which are highly respected in the Kiranti civilization.
  • Salpa Silicho Area: Explore the Salpa Silicho area, where all Kiranti who live in Nepal and believe in Mundhum reside.
  • A Destination for Kiranti Pilgrims: Experience the importance of this route as a destination for Kiranti pilgrims and a highly regarded destination for everyone who loves nature and culture.
  • Above 8000 Meter Highest Himalayas: Enjoy breathtaking views of the world's highest Himalayas, including Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Kanchenjungha.
  • Captivating and Endearing: Delight in the captivating and endearing beauty of the Mundum Trekking Trail-Sub-Alpine Zone.
  • Mysterious Trail: Experience the little mysteriousness of the earth that visitors feel when they reach the Mundhum Trail.
  • Cultural and Natural Experience: Embrace the opportunity to witness small lakes, bird watching, walk in the Rhododendrons Jungle, bamboo jungle, natural stream bath, red-panda area, wild animals, local culture, agriculture life, shepherd life, yaks with their hut, and sunrise & sunset.
  • Academic and Experienced Team: Enjoy the benefits of traveling with a knowledgeable and experienced team well-equipped to handle any potential difficulties during the journey.

Nepal is a land of mesmerizing beauty and boundless wonder. It is capable of leaving even the most seasoned travelers with utter fulfillment. However, delving deeper into the lesser-known paths reveals an abundance of previously concealed treasures patiently awaiting discovery. A prime illustration of such a wonder is the Mundum Trail, where every step uncovers a new gem to marvel at, beckoning to be explored. Yet, despite its lack of convenient accommodations and remote location, the Mundum Trail is one of Nepal's most spectacular secrets. It is home to scenic views, ranging from lush valleys to snow-capped peaks and pristine wildlife to bustling villages.

Mundhum Trail is the newly opened trekking trail in the eastern region of Nepal. It lures travelers with its ethereal natural beauty, rich biodiversity, and the Kirati Rai Civilization. The Himalayas, low mountain ranges, and verdant forests offer a breathtaking vista ideal for adventurous travelers seeking a remarkable destination.

Imagine spending days exploring landscapes that have yet to be seen by many. Followed by night under the stars or in a lodge or homestay; this is what trekking on the Mundhum Trail is all about. Mundhum Trail is located in eastern Nepal, the most heavily traversed region in the country. The trail is suited for trekkers at any level, from easy trails with some flat sections to moderately challenging trails on steeper slopes. You can choose your adventure with various trails for a unique experience. The Mundhum Trail is a recently discovered trekking route in Nepal's Far East region. It derives its name from the Mundum, the sacred book of the Kirati People. This trail passes through the lands of the Kirati People, and hence, it has been named the Mundum Trail. 

The Nepalese government launched a trail in 2018, which offers an exclusive opportunity for adventure enthusiasts to discover the region's remote culture and unspoiled natural scenery. This trek will take you through the Eastern hills of Nepal, which serve as the ancestral abode of the Kirati People. The Kirati people belong to the Sino-Tibetan language family. This trail offers an opportunity to learn more about their culture and heritage. Mundhum Trail, also known as Salpa Silicho trekking, is a fascinating route that will mystify earth visitors. Along this trail, you can witness small lakes, go bird watching, explore the Rhododendrons Jungle and Bamboo Jungle, bathe in a natural stream, and spot wild animals like Tahr, Musk Deer, and the elusive Red-panda. The trail also offers a glimpse into local culture and agriculture life, as well as a chance to observe the daily life of shepherds and their Yaks. Don't forget to catch a breathtaking sunrise or sunset while walking along this trail.

The Mundhum Trail, a new and exciting trekking route in Nepal's eastern hills, comes from the ancient oral guide to the Kirati way of life. This place is Rooted in Kirati culture and history. So, Mundhum holds more traditional importance than religious purposes. The trail meanders through the rolling hills of Khotang, Solukhumbu, Bhojpur, and Sankhuwasabha, showcasing the region's vibrant cultural heritage deeply ingrained. This trek is an exceptional lark that guarantees to leave you spellbound with its natural beauty and cultural richness. With peaks soaring to heights exceeding 8000 meters, this region offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness some of the world's highest mountains, including China's Mt. Shisapangma, the awe-inspiring Mt. Kanchenjungha, and the legendary Mt. Everest Ranges. The views are simply captivating and will leave you in awe of nature's beauty.

When trekking on the Mundhum Trail, keeping the environment pristine by minimizing your use of single-use plastics, minimizing pollution, and respecting the local culture is important. Taking a local guide can be invaluable in understanding the area and minimizing your impact on the region. Between discovering the culture, biodiversity, and ancient villages, Mundhum Trail Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Discovering a place shielded from the modern world for an extended period is undoubtedly a privilege. Nepal's people have preserved the area in its pristine beauty for generations. If you're looking for a unique adventure with an extraordinary landscape and cultural treasure, a trek on the Mundhum Trail cannot be missed.

Best Time to Trek on Mundhum Trail 

When to go on the trek is just as important as how. Undoubtedly, Nepal offers an array of seasons best suited to different kinds of adventurers. So one can never be sure which season to opt for the Mundhum Trail Trek. Spring and Autumn are the most widely accepted and celebrated seasons for embarking on the Mundhum Trail Trek in Nepal. 

  1. Spring:- Spring, which arrives in the country around March and continues until May, is widely recommended as a time for trekkers to set out on their adventure in Nepal. Spring season is ideal for those seeking lush countryside, striking blooms of rhododendrons — Nepal's national flower — and a delightful humidity level in the region. The sunshine and the special warmth of the season make for a pleasant trekking experience. At higher altitudes, the winter snow melts, creating streams and rivers of crystal clear water, which merge into larger icy rivers winding around the jagged ridges of the mountains. The vibrant colors of nature come alive after the snow melts, as rich green moss spreads across the forest and wildflowers blossom in the meadows. The temperatures during the Mundhum Trail Trek in Spring are perfect for trekking. During the daytime, the temperatures range from 12°C to 25°C, providing a pleasant atmosphere for trekking. During the night, the temperatures can drop to 4°C, but one can easily stay comfortable with the right clothing preparations.

  2. Autumn:- On the other hand, Autumn is another highly sought-after season due to its mild temperature and the views it offers. Melting into the landscape, the fall foliage's golden and ochre tones reflect nature's beauty and light up the Mundhum Trail Trek. This season is great for hefty views and the best time to enjoy Nepali culture and the diverse culture of communities in the region. The temperatures during the Autumn months in Nepal may vary depending on the season and the altitude of the trek. In the first weeks, the weather is in of daytime temperature range of 20°C-28°C. But the nights cool down to around 5°C, providing a refreshing break from the daytime heat. As the trek progresses, the temperatures become slightly cooler as Autumn arrives. Towards the next weeks, temperatures may dive further, between 16°C-19°C during the day and a shivering 0°C at night. If the weather remains clear, trekkers can feast their eyes on the never-ending sky and relish in a breathtaking panorama of the neighboring mountain summits. As the trek progresses, however, trekkers may experience light to moderate rainfall, and the terrain will become increasingly boggy. The added moisture from the passing rain will give the landscape its characteristic autumn shade. The color includes deep reds, browns, and oranges, a truly mesmerizing sight. 

  3. Summer:- which begins in June and continues until August, is a season that easily surpasses its peers when offering scintillating vistas. Summer in Nepal is also a time to come face to face with the local culture, for the locals reveal a more aggressive and intense side of their lives in summer. Visitors can enjoy the snow-capped summits and the lush green valleys because of the clear skies. However, trekkers must protect their skin by wearing high-SPF sunscreen because of the intense sunlight during this time of the year.

  4. Winter:- Winter produces a different atmosphere and mood in the region. With the snow-filled mountains as a backdrop, treks during winter can be pretty challenging. For those willing to embrace the weather and temperature fluctuations, braving the frigid climate will reward them with unmatched views. One must be prepared to encounter extremely low temperatures and harsh weather, so packing the right gear and equipment is paramount.

Note:-While the two seasons of Spring and Autumn promise a great trekking experience, the two other significant seasons in Nepal — Summer and Winter — cannot be overlooked while discussing Mundhum Trail Trek.

Route of Mundhum Trail trek

Mundhum Trail Trek, a 13 days hike along the picturesque and mesmerizing landscapes, offers an exciting and rewarding journey through the majestic hills of central and eastern Nepal. The trail is characterized by its lush green pastures, snow-capped mountain views, and many different cultural influences, making it an irresistible sample of unique local history.

The journey begins from the village of Diktel, located about 1,315 meters above sea level and 125km from Kathmandu. Diktel is famous for its natural scenic beauty, cultural and religious heritage, and traditional Nepali architecture. This is also one of the oldest routes of Nepal and is still used for trading by locals. From the beautiful village of Diktel, the trek begins the ascending trail of Chakewa at 2300 m. While trekking Chakewa, one can witness the diversity in local culture. This is the land of the Limbu people, trust them for their hospitality.

After reaching Chakewa, the trek heads towards Dhotre (2,752 m). The trek passes through traditional Sherpa villages, terraced rice farms, wheat, and many other crops, and multi-ethnic communities. The descending trails from Dhotre bring the trekker to Maiyung (3,122), where one can get the first glimpses of spectacular mountain views. From the top of Maiyung, one can witness the breathtaking mountain ranges. You will also pass the enchanting Chhimalung pass and pass by captivating mani walls in Phokte, Chautara, and Mattim Danda.

Rawadhap(3426) is the next stopover, famous for its terraced hills, dense forests, and gigantic trees. The villages of this region preserve a rich cultural heritage embracing the Limbu and Sherpa people's various religions and indigenous cultures. From here, the trek continues towards Salpa Bhanjyang, a crossroads of two major trekking routes of East Nepal, one leading to the Everest region and the other towards the Kanchenjunga mountain. You will discover the fascinating culture, unique traditions, and fascinating lifestyle of the Kirati and Rai people. Traverse across the Mani Wall of Nikasa, the Mani of Handi Lake, and the Mani of Salpa Pass to experience the rich cultural heritage of these ancient communities.

On the way from Salpa Bhanjyang (3348), the trail takes a steep ascent to the village of Silchung. This is the last Tibetan-influenced village before the descent to lower-altitude lands. This village is best known for its ceremonial and spiritual monuments, age-old ruins, Goemba pagodas, ancient fortifications, and monasteries. You will also explore Silchung Peak at 4200 m. This is the highest elevation reached on this trek. 

The trek continues onto Hyakule, a Sherpa settlement located in peaceful surroundings. From Hyakule, the trail includes many small villages, like Hanspokhari, Bhojpur, and Surung, and finally ends in Kathmandu. 

The route of the Mundhum trail trek is a fantastic journey through the pristine terrain, local cultural richness, historical sites, and Buddhist trails. This route offers majestic views of mountain peaks, peaceful trails, lush forests, and unspoiled local culture and customs. The trekkers also explore Buddhist monasteries, sacred stupas, art galleries, local curiosities, and breathtaking nature. Every turn of the trail reveals new perspectives and memories that will be forever treasured. As you continue to trek on the mystical Mundhum trail, the darkness of the night may seem daunting. But fear not, for the moonlight will guide your way and add to the enchanting experience of the trek.

So, if you're an explorer looking for a rewarding experience with a blend of adventure, then the Mundhum trial trek is the perfect journey.

What is Cultural Mundhum Trekking?

Cultural Mundhum Trekking is an exciting way to explore not just the history and culture of the Limbu people but also to gain insight into their spiritual teachings and beliefs. Trekking through the hills of Nepal, one can experience a sense of connectedness between the region's people, land, and deities, as expressed through Mundhum.

Mundhum is the traditional religious scripture and folk literature of the Limbu people of Nepal. It is an ancient indigenous religion in the region. Moreover, Its literature provides excellent insight into the people's cultural, social, and spiritual beliefs. Mundhum means "the power of great strength" in the Limbu language. Its teachings and stories reflect a deep connection to the land and elements of nature, inspiring proper reverence and respect. 

This reverence is mainly expressed when visiting the various temple sites associated with the Mundhum, such as Bajrab-enam, Samnok-pokodenam, Kungols, and Chumling. While exploring the spiritual beauty of these sites, a cultural Mundhum trekker can experience an intimate connection to the profound stories and beliefs behind them. Trekkers interact with locals and learn about their customs, traditions, and everyday lives. Moreover, a cultural Mundhum trek is an incredible way to engage with works of art, and traditional songs composed with poetry, music, and dance. 

By taking a cultural Mundhum trek, one can expand their understanding of the region, learn about the history and culture of the Limbu people, and, most importantly, experience a connection to the spirituality and teachings of the ancient Mundhum. Through understanding and embracing the Mundhum, one can gain a deeper appreciation of this region and its people and come away with a profound sense of respect and admiration.

Mundhum is an important part of the cultural identity and heritage of the Kirant people, an ethnic group native to the eastern hill regions of Nepal. Also known as Kirant Veda, it is a holy scripture containing four book sequences highly revered by Kiranti communities. Mundhum is a unique and diverse set of oral and written texts that recount the mythology, rituals, history, and teachings of the Kiranti people. Not only does it form an integral part of Kiranti culture, but it has also been the cornerstone of communal relationships, religious and social behavior, and other shared values among the community members that date back centuries.

The Mundhum is said to be codified in the current Salpa Silicho area. As per the oral lore associated with Mundhum, the text is believed to be narrated and written by the Kirat saints, who are associated with the holy mountains in the region. Furthermore, it is said that the Mundhum embraces three primary related deities and symbols. These symbols are fire, water, and the sun. Through the Mundhum, the Kirat people call upon these gods to bless them with good harvests and prosperity.

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You are warmly welcomed by the staff of Mountain Rok Treks at the airport. They help you with your luggage to the means of transportation we have chosen (taxi, bus, or car). You will be escorted to your standard hotel in Kathmandu to stay the night. You can explore the city of Kathmandu on our first day, and the beauty of the town mesmerizes us. We marvel at the great Durbar Square and the historical palaces, temples, and monuments. Travelers can visit nearby cultural tourist spots, such as the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath Temple, and the Swayambhunath Stupa. Here, we witness the unique architecture, the intricate carvings, and the astounding beauty of these heritage sites. You will check into your hotels at night and prepare for the next day.

  • Accommodations: Kathmandu at Standard Hotel
  • Highest Elevation Reached:- Kathmandu
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 30 Minutes Drive
  • 1360 Meters

We will depart from Kathmandu in the morning and drive nine hours to Diktel, located 5,020 ft/ 1,530 m above sea level. We can observe various habitats and terrain and even animal sightings. 

Once we reach Diktel, our travelers will stay at lodges or tea houses, depending on what they have specified during their bookings. The lodges and tea houses can provide basic amenities and services, such as comfortable beds and private showers. There is often a dining area available where travelers can enjoy their meals. Your 3 meals for the day are included in this package, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals often consist of local Nepali cuisines, such as dal bhat, momos, Chowmein, and other dishes. However, special dietary needs can be accommodated if given prior notice. 

After their exploration and activities, travelers can return to their lodges or tea houses and rest for the night. Our team at the tour operator will make sure to provide a comfortable and safe stay for every traveler. 

  • Accommodations:- Diktel at Lodges or Tea Houses
  • Driving Hours:- 9 Hours 
  • Highest Elevation Reached:-  Diktel 5,020 ft/ 1,530 m
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Altitude Sickness- Low
  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 9 Hours
  • 1530 Meters

Day 3 of the tour is a refreshing experience, where guests will be taken from Diktel to Chakewa while at the same time enjoying a range of sights, sounds, and experiences along the way. The drive, which will take 4 to 5 hours, will take guests through various landscapes that will peak at Chakewa at an elevation of 2300m/ 1545 ft. You will reach Chakewa by passing through the villages of Dorap Chiuri Danda and Dobela. Trekkers can also hike to Tamke Hill to explore this area more. 

This will be an excellent opportunity for guests to take in the region's natural splendor and get a unique perspective on the culture and people they would not usually experience.

Upon arriving at Chakewa, we will provide lodging options to the guests, including lodges and tea houses that allow guests to rest. These accommodations are regarded as some of the best in the area and provide excellent hospitality to guests staying overnight. 

  • Accommodations: Chakewa at Lodges or Tea Houses
  • Driving Hours:- 4-9 Hours 
  • Highest Elevation Reached:-  Chakewa 2300m/ 1545 ft
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Altitude Sickness- Low- Moderate
  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 9 hours
  • 2300 Meters

The fourth day of trekking on the Chakewa to Dhotre route is sure to be an unforgettable experience. The trek begins with a stunning view of the ranges of Merung Danda and the crossing of Maluwa and Dalsinga Pass. This leg of the trek is not to be taken lightly, as the highest elevation is Dhotre (2752m/ 9028ft).  

During the day, hikers will be exposed to Native Nepali culture and can take the time to explore some of the small villages along the way. Local children may shyly wave as they pass by, and it is always a joy to pass by the locals' homes and see these rural people's daily lives.

The day ends with accommodation at Dhotre and rests for the next leg of the journey. With the expansive views, cultural exposure, and sense of accomplishment, journeys such as these are part of why the trekking experience in Nepal is such a magical one. There is nothing quite like summiting Dhotre and watching the sunset from the mountaintop. The trek from Chakewa to Dhotre is surely an experience to remember.

  • Accommodations: Dhotre at Lodges or Tea Houses
  • Trekking Hours:- 4-9 Hours 
  • Highest Elevation Reached:-  Dhotre 2752m/ 9028ft
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Altitude Sickness- Low- Moderate
  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 9 Hours
  • 2752 Meters

Day five of our trekking journey will be a memorable experience as we ascend to Maiyung, the most elevated point of the trek for the day. We start the day climbing from Dhotre, a small village lying in the lap of the Himalayas. As we ascend, there are astounding views of the mountains complemented by beautiful vegetation. We come across several small streams, providing a refreshing break from the heavy trekking.

We go through the alluring mani walls of Phokte, Chautara, and Mattim Danda. These mani walls are beautiful structures built by local people to symbolize their faith in Buddhism. They are made of stones carved with words of religious significance like 'Om Mani Padme Hum.' We also come across a lot of prayer flags from the top of each of the mani walls.

On reaching the top of Maiyung (3122m), the highest elevation of the trek for the day, we are greeted with breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains. As we take in the beauty of the picturesque setting, we take a break here to rest and take pictures.

  • Accommodations: Maiyung at Lodges or Tea Houses
  • Trekking Hours:- 4-9 Hours 
  • Highest Elevation Reached:-  Maiyung (3122m)
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Altitude Sickness- Moderate - High
  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 9 Hours
  • 3122 Meters

As trekkers, Day 6 of our journey will bring us to a unique destination. We will begin the day by leaving behind settled ethnic populations such as Satdobato, Hyakule, and Laure Bine. We will then hike through forests and meadows, basking in the beauty of nature around us. By midday, we will have reached our highest Elevation of the day – 11,240 feet at the tea house of Rawadhap. It offers some of the most spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. As we camp, we will see fantastic views of majestic snow-capped mountains. In the evening, the rising moon will cast a silvery glow on the mountains that complete the enchanting sights of this western region of Nepal. We may hear the far-off rumble of avalanches, some known to have lasted up to seven minutes. Don't worry, as we are in relative safety. 

  • Accommodations: Rawadhap at Lodges or Tea Houses
  • Trekking Hours:- 4-6 Hours 
  • Highest Elevation Reached:- Rawadhap (3426m)/ 11,240 ft
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Altitude Sickness- Moderate- High
  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 6 Hours
  • 3426 Meters

Day 7 of the trekking adventure starts with the group leaving Rawadhap and heading to Salpa Bhanjyang. The journey to Salpa Bhanjyang involves navigating one of the Mani stone walls with sacred inscriptions in Tibetan, Kirati, and Buddhist script. The trek continues to Mani of Handi Lake and Mani of Salpa Pass before finalizing at Salpa Pokhari. The trek from Rawadhap to Salpa Bhanjyang usually takes between 4-6 hours, depending on the group's fitness level and the climate conditions encountered along the way. Additionally, as the group ascends, they may walk through snow or climb over glaciers and rock piles. Once the travelers reach their destination of Salpa Bhanjyang, they will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and pristine lakes. For the night, accommodations will be provided via either lodges or tea houses, depending on the group's preference. 

  • Accommodations: Salpa Bhanjyang at Lodges or Tea Houses
  • Trekking Hours:- 4-6 Hours 
  • Highest Elevation Reached:- Salpa Bhanjyang (3348m)/ 10,984 ft
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Altitude Sickness- Moderate- High
  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 6 Hours
  • 3348 Meters

Today we began our excursion around the majestic Silchung peak at 4,200m/ 13,779 ft. This exciting journey will allow us to explore the vast mountain range. We will stay at Salpa Bhanjyang, with lodges and tea houses available. The view from the peak is extraordinary, and the air is nothing short of refreshing. Our bodies will take some time to adjust to the high Elevation, and difficulties in breathing may be experienced by some. Keeping hydrated and eating properly will also help to ensure we remain healthy during our excursion. We will be welcomed into the area and provided with accommodation, meals, and amenities. Altitude sickness is something always to consider when exploring any high-altitude area. However, with the necessary precautions taken and the proper (meals and lodgings), I believe your excursion around Silchung Peak will be an unforgettable one.

  • Accommodations: Salpa Bhanjyang at Lodges or Tea Houses
  • Highest Elevation Reached:- Silchung Peak at 4,200m/ 13,779 ft
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Altitude Sickness- Moderate- High
  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Free day
  • 4200 Meters

Day 9 of your trekking itinerary will take you to the stunning town of Hyakule, which sits at 2972m. The trek to Hyakule will take 4-6 hours, depending on your speed and fitness level. The trekking route to Hyakule will start at Salpa Bhanjyang, a small, rural village in eastern Nepal. The trail will eventually reach a river which will cross multiple times as you make your way to Hyakule. As you get closer to Hyakule, the scenery will transform, and the rocky, mountainous terrain will transition into a more lush and green landscape. Upon reaching Hyakule, you can explore the village and take in the stunning mountain views of the town.

During your trek, knowing the potential risks of altitude sickness is vital. 

  • Accommodations: Hyakule at Lodges or Tea Houses
  • Trekking Hours:- 4-6 Hours 
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Altitude Sickness-Moderate
  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 6 Hours
  • 2972 Meters

A day trek from Hyakule to Hanspokhari (2962m) can provide an excellent opportunity to stretch our legs and explore the beauty of the Himalayas. This four to six-hour journey between two remote mountain settlements is an ideal adventure for the avid traveler. The journey will begin from Hyakule, a small mountain settlement between the Nepalese hills. The Elevation of this small settlement is about 2,800 meters, and the outing will include several spectacular vistas of the Himalayan mountains. The average Elevation of Hanspokhari is 2962 meters, and the journey will take around four to six hours, depending on the trekker's fitness level. 

The trail is designed such that it will provide ample opportunities to explore the majestic Himalayan mountain range. On reaching the magnificent Hanspokhari valley, travelers can find an array of accommodations like lodges and tea houses that offer both standard and luxury services.

  • Accommodations: Hanspokhari at Lodges or Tea Houses
  • Trekking Hours:- 4-6 Hours 
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Altitude Sickness-Moderate
  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 6 Hours
  • 2962 Meters

Day 11 of this trekking itinerary begins at Hanspokhari, located in the hills of Nepal at 1623.84 meters above sea level. Prepare for a journey that crosses 4-6 hours of diverse terrain with steep climbs and rolling hills. En route, experience the natural beauty only in Nepal, with the Himalayas standing tall in the background. The scenery also features terraced hillside farmland, forests, and traditional homes. Accommodations for the night are available in Bhojpur at local lodges or tea houses. These lodges typically offer comfortable rooms with attached bathrooms and traditional Nepalese cuisine. Guests should plan to bring their supplies and snacks, as these lodges may not always provide meals. Meals on this trekking day include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast can be found at the lodges or tea houses along the route, while lunch can be taken on the move. Dinner typically consists of a traditional Nepalese meal, including curries, vegetables, and rice. Snacks can be purchased at local stores or stalls along the trek. Altitude sickness can be a concern when trekking in the hills of Nepal. The risk of altitude sickness is lower on this trek from Hanspokhari to Bhojpur as the starting point is lower in altitude and is a gradual descent to the destination. The following day, the trek will continue to the next destination.

  • Accommodations: Bhojpur at Lodges or Tea Houses
  • Trekking Hours:- 4-6 Hours 
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Altitude Sickness- low


  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 6 Hours
  • 1624 Meters

Day 12 of a trekking adventure begins with packing your bags, ensuring all the equipment is secure and double-checking in preparation for the drive back to Kathmandu. An excellent breakfast is served as one makes up the long drive back. It is also essential to look for attractions otherwise unavailable in Kathmandu, such as hills, rivers, ancient monuments, and locations. The drive to Kathmandu is likely to take 4-8 hours. During the drive, one can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the rolling hills, terraced green fields, and lush vegetation. The roads are often lined with farms, old town centers, and temples. The monasteries spread over some hill stations are a sight for sore eyes. 

On the way, one can take a break or two. It is a perfect opportunity to grab lunch and some delicious snacks. As Kathmandu comes into sight, a wave of rejuvenation washes over you, replacing the monotony of your daily habits with a new experience. Kathmandu not only gifts you a medley of restaurants and cafes, but it also offers cultural, unique, and historical monuments. 

  • Accommodations: Kathmandu at Hotels
  • Driving Hours:- 4-8 Hours 
  • Meals Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 8 Hours
  • 1360 Meters

Our team will transfer you to the airport. 

Finally, the day has arrived when it is time to leave the City of Kathmandu. Our team will be there to say farewell and wish them safe travels. The adventurers' journey is closing its curtain as they reach the International Departure station. With a ride arranged from their lodgings to the airport, the squad is guided through the necessary opening maneuvers - check-in, security, and other pre-boarding processes. Hugs abound as the team bids farewell and set their wings to soar, girded with the hopes for a safe voyage.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 30 Minutes
  • 1360 Meters

We are pleased to offer the flexibility of tailoring your journey to your desired duration and places, whether extended or shortened, as our proficient team of locals-cum-guides, porters, and accompanying staff have an in-depth understanding of every location traveled.

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Cost Details


  • Airport Pick up and drop-off service by Private Coach.
  • 2 nights' accommodation with breakfast at a standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three-time food in a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while trekking.
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek.
  • Professional English-speaking trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • Local bus to go and back.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.


  • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fees.
  • Nepal Travel insurance.
  • Food in Kathmandu.
  • Travel/Medical insurance and Emergency evacuation cost if needed.
  • Personal expenses include phone calls, drinks, donations, souvenirs, etc.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events, i.e., road wrecks, flight delays, etc.
  • Tips for guide, porter (it is expected).

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Cost of Mundhum Trail trek Nepal

The trekking experience in Nepal is even more special if it involves the traditional Mundhum Trail. This ancient footpath is considered a pilgrimage, leading travellers through the pristine countryside while they learn spiritual lessons and soak up the culture of the Nepali people. Yet, although the journey may be priceless, there is a cost to consider when venturing along the Mundhum Trail: US$1115 per person. 

The cost of the Mundhum Trail trek is relatively low compared to other popular trek options in Nepal, like the Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp treks. These treks generally cost around US$1500-2600 per person and offer more challenging terrain than the Mundhum Trail. For slightly less than the cost of these treks, trekkers on the Mundhum Trail will cover a significant distance and feast their eyes upon stunning Himalayan peaks without pushing their limits. The Mundhum Trail is also ideal for those who seek a more leisurely journey. Treks along the trail are generally small group affairs, allowing travelers to bond with each other and the local people they encounter on the trail. The small, slow-paced groups may also pass through remote villages, catch glimpses of exotic wildlife, and learn more about the local culture and customs.

For the price of US $1115 per person, the package includes several different amenities. These amenities can make or break your experience while trekking to this region. This trek has some of the best accommodation facilities available in Nepal, from cozy private guest houses to luxury lodges and tea houses. The comfortable stay provides trekkers with a much-needed respite from the challenging terrain. Trekkers also get to enjoy tasty, locally prepared meals throughout their stay. This will ensure travelers have the energy to enjoy their trek fully, uncovering Nepal's amazing scenery while maintaining a balanced diet.  

In addition to the fantastic accommodation and meals, the Mundhum Trail trek also includes experienced and knowledgeable guides. Our expert guides intimately know the area's dynamic topography and cultural heritage. They deeply understand the destination's history and customs, enabling them to offer you a rich and immersive travel experience. In addition, our guides are always available to provide assistance and recommendations whenever needed. The combination of professional guidance, quality accommodation, and enjoyable meals makes this trek the perfect choice. 

 The Mundhum Trail trek also comes with two nights' accommodation in Kathmandu included in the package. Kathmandu is Nepal's bustling capital, allowing trekkers to explore different regions and neighborhoods. This is an excellent way for adventurous travelers to gain insight into the local culture and history of the Limbu and Kirat people. During their stay, trekkers can enjoy delicious local cuisine and vibrant nightlife. The two nights' accommodation in this exciting city makes this an excellent deal for anyone looking to experience Nepal to the fullest. 

The trek cost the Mundhum Trail is significantly less than other treks in Nepal, but it is not without expense. US$1115 per person covers all the trek's meals, accommodation, transport, and necessary permits. While our trekking packages are designed to provide a comprehensive experience, having extra cash on hand is always a good idea. With the extra cash, you can taste local snacks, pick up unique souvenirs, and purchase any other items you need during your journey. 

Why is this trail known as the Mundhum trail?

This historic trekking route has come to be known as the Mundhum trail due to its strong association with the Kirat people and their oral scripture, the Mundhum. This trail highlights a rich cultural and religious heritage in Nepal, offering hikers the chance to experience the traditional customs of the Kirat spiritual tradition. 

The Mundhum is the text-based scripture of the Kirat spiritual tradition used by the Kirat people of Nepal. It is composed of rituals, stories, and songs written to promote the common values and beliefs of the Kirat culture. The Mundhum is traditionally passed down orally from generation to generation and serves as the Kirat community's social and spiritual identity. As such, it is the symbolic embodiment of the Kirat culture and spiritual path, highlighting the distinctiveness of this ethnic group. 

The Mundhum trail holds significance as it reflects the Kirat culture and its spiritual tradition. This 10 to 13 days journey begins with a hike to the high mountains of Nepal around trekking. The trek includes exploring villages and rural forests and offering insights into the traditional lifestyles of the Kirat people. One can experience how the local communities live and adhere to their beliefs and practices. It also offers glimpses into the Mundhum, allowing visitors to witness the traditional ceremonies, stories, and songs of the non-textual scripture.

As mentioned earlier, the Mundhum is the scripture of the Kirat people that is written without text. It is composed of traditional practices and stories that are used to promote social and spiritual identity. It is seen as a spiritual identity associated with the values, traditions, and beliefs passed down from generation. Furthermore, this scripture also serves as a representation of the culture of the Kirat people and its culture. This is why the Mundhum trail is known as such; it reflects the Kirat culture and the Mundhum scripture that these people follow.

The trail is also important to Nepal’s cultural and spiritual heritage. This route offers a unique insight into the Kirat people's history, beliefs, and values. It is also a testament to the resilience of the Kirat spiritual tradition, which has managed to survive despite centuries of Hindu and Buddhist influences in the region. By taking this journey, travelers can better understand the Kirat people's traditional religious and cultural practices.

The Mundhum trail provides a glimpse into the history and culture of the Kirat people and has a wealth of natural beauty that can be enjoyed. It takes one through spectacular mountainous regions abundant in flora and fauna, offering views of rare wildlife and majestic snow-capped peaks. The trek also includes visits to village settlements and sacred sites, allowing travelers to comprehend the traditional life and culture of the Kirat people more closely.

In short, the Mundhum trail is known as such due to the close association it holds with the Kirat spiritual tradition, the Mundhum. It has become a popular route for hikers exploring this piece of hidden cultural and religious heritage in Nepal and taking in the mountainous regions' natural beauty. As a result, this trail offers travelers a unique opportunity to gain deeper insight into the Kirat culture, beliefs, and values.

How was the trail of Mundhum Trail trek?

Mundhum Trail is a mystical and remote trekking route in Nepal. It is located in the Salpa Silichho area of the Bhojpur District and is often referred to as one of the least explored trails in the entire country. This area is known for its diverse wildlife and breathtaking sights. This makes this trial one of the popular options for trekkers who want to escape the crowds and connect with nature. 

First, let us look at the atmosphere and geography of this trekking trial. 

Mundhum Trail is situated in the high mountains of the Salpa Silichho region and is surrounded by dense forests and diverse wildlife. The temperature here is cool, with fresh air providing an ideal environment for trekking. 

Next, we will discuss some of the cultural and other highlights of the Mundhum Trail. One of the not to miss attractions on this trek is the Rhododendron forest, fauna, and fauna. Here, the high altitude mixed with the colorful blooms of these flowers creates a breathtaking view. Trekkers will also find several small hidden lakes dotting the trail and plenty of opportunities to spot rare bird species. This route is home to centuries-old monasteries, stupas, and Gumbas that represent the history of Limbu and Kirat culture. The surrounding of these areas provides excellent views of mountains and valleys.

The Trail of Mundhum, or Munthum, is the holy scripture of Kiranti believers. Known as the Kirant Veda, Mundhum comprises four sequences of books greatly respected by the Kiranti civilization. The Mundhum scriptures are believed to be the custodians of the cultural and religious practices of the Kiranti. 

The Trail of Mundhum serves to both unify the Kiranti people and to maintain the spiritual and cultural identity of the Kiranti civilization through the passing of stories, beliefs, and philosophical teachings. In addition, the Trail of Mundhum is an important source for those who wish to learn more about the ancient religious practices and beliefs of the Kirantis. 

For generations, the Kiranti people have regarded the Mundhum trek as a sacred journey, using it to perform various rituals and spiritual ceremonies linked to their Kirat faith. The local community has passed down this route from generation to generation, preserving its significance and holiness.

The trail is considered important for devotees of the Kirat religion who come on pilgrimages to perform holy rituals. They seek to pay homage to their deities by lighting butter lamps and flowers at the various sacred monasteries along the trail. Trekkers can also explore numerous small and secluded monasteries and learn more about the unique culture and beliefs of the Kirat people.

The trail is also important for the Kiranti people and has been actively used for generations for many religious and spiritual ceremonies. Locals perform sacred ceremonies at the monasteries, burn incense and butter lamps and pay homage to their deities. The Mundhum trail is an important pilgrimage route for the Kiranti and allows devotees to connect with the spiritual and divine aspects of life.

Foods and Accommodations


Food costs in the Mundhum Trail trek can make or break a successful journey. An accurate understanding of what kind of expense a trekker should expect is essential to budgeting effectively. Generally, the Mundhum Trail Trek includes breakfast at a standard hotel in Kathmandu and three-time food in a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while trekking. 

The first cost associated with food on the Mundhum Trail trek is the breakfast at a standard hotel in Kathmandu. A standard hotel will generally offer a full breakfast for a reasonable cost. However, if trekkers want to splurge and enjoy a more excellent breakfast, they can look for more luxurious options at higher costs.

The second cost to consider is the food trekkers will need. Trekkers typically eat three meals a day while trekking, so this is a significant expense. One can opt for uncomplicated Nepalese food for their meals, like the classic Dal Bhat (a savory blend of lentils, rice, vegetables, and tangy pickles). These meals are generally quite affordable, with many places offering meals for around $ 5-$15 per person. For those with a larger budget, more expensive meals are available.

Personal expenses are the third cost of food on the Mundhum Trail trek. These are food-related expenses that are not included in the trek's price. For example, trekkers may purchase snacks and drinks at local stores. If you're planning to trek without the assistance of a travel agency, it's crucial to allocate your funds carefully, as these costs can accumulate rapidly.

Finally, there is the cost of food if trekkers choose to manage their food while trekking. This choice will likely be the most costly of all the available alternatives. Trekkers must purchase food from local shops and markets and cooking supplies such as fuel for their camp stoves. This can be expensive, but it allows travelers to manage their meals according to their tastes and dietary needs. You can eat classic favorite foods like pizzas, burgers, and omelets found in many restaurants in Kathmandu and along the route.

Additionally, some restaurants offer international favorites like pasta, salads, and sandwiches. Depending on the restaurant, you can find dishes with local ingredients like yak cheese and smoked goat. Furthermore, some restaurants offer afternoon tea set menus with sandwiches and desserts, perfect for an enjoyable afternoon break in Kathmandu. The trail of mandhum costs many tea houses and hotels that serve foods like pork curry with leafy greens, Kodo ko raksi (millet alcoholic brew), Jau ko Saatu, Thepla (made of maize), Local chicken, and Kaalij ko Sukuti (wild pheasant dry meat). Try local diaries like  Yak milk ghee and the most famous wild bee honey.


The trek typically takes 13 days to complete and includes a two-night stay at a standard hotel in Kathmandu and basic tea house accommodation during the trek. While those interested in doing their accommodation and managing their costs can do so. 

Accommodations in Mundhum Trail Trek are something that should be taken into account when planning for a trek in Nepal. For trekkers looking for extra, the Mundhum Trail trek with us offers standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city. 

One can simultaneously unwind and explore the surrounding attractions by lodging in the bustling capital. Standard hotel accommodations offer much leisure with well-appointed beds, washrooms, and many conveniences like air conditioning, room service, and complimentary breakfast.

Tea House accommodation is an excellent option for trekkers on a budget and is included in this package. This type of accommodation usually involves dormitory-style rooms with beds and clean sheets. They also offer basic meals such as dal-bhat, vegetable dishes, teas, and coffees. Tea houses may also have Wi-Fi, although the connection is unreliable. This type of accommodation offers more of a rustic atmosphere and can provide a unique cultural experience. For trekkers who prefer to manage their accommodation, Mundhum Trail Trek offers several options. Several guesthouses, lodges, and hostels are found along the trekking route. The room cost in these guesthouses and hostels will vary depending on the amenities provided.

Additionally, tents are available to rent, which is often a cheaper option. This requires more planning but gives the trekker more control of their experience. For example, trekkers can choose their own route and make necessary food, equipment, and transport arrangements. Trekkers can also stay in basic tea houses or camps for a nominal fee. Additionally, although more planning is required, the costs can be kept low by using public transportation and preparing meals. 

Permits Required for Mundham Trail Trek

Only one permit is required for this trek, the TIMS Card or Trekkers Information Management System Card. This card is essential for an organized trek; without it, one will not be allowed to trek the Mundham Trail. 

TIMS Card stands for Trekkers Information Management System Card. The government introduced this card to bring more security and safety to trekking in Nepal. It is a standard form of identification for all trekkers and is a mandatory requirement for any trek or hike in the region. Its price then was Rs 2000 for individual trekkers and Rs 1000 for groups. The TIMS card price has been revised to Rs 2000 per person, irrespective of whether they are part of a group. 

Apart from the financial fee, a valid passport and two passport-sized photographs are also required when applying for the TIMS Card. These documents must be submitted to the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu. The TIMS Card is a very important document for trekking in Nepal and is essential for the Mundham Trail Trek. It serves as proof of identification for trekkers and permits them to trek on the trail. It provides services for trekkers and guides and helps the government track the number of trekkers on their trails.

For those not using a tour operator to obtain their TIMS card, the Tourist Service Centre in Kathmandu is the optimal location. The office is located on Pradarshani Marg (Street), just a 15-minute stroll from Thamel. Suppose you're planning your trekking adventure. In that case, we strongly suggest visiting the Tourist Service Centre. They can assist you in obtaining your TIMS card and any other essential trekking permits.

Other Permits:- 

The Mundhum trial needs no permit as of today. This is because the Nepal government has adopted its promotion as a priority. This cultural trial has been seen as part of the cultural heritage of Nepal. It is understood that it needs to be respected and carried out to maintain the country's culture properly. 

However, this permit thing could change in the future. If the government of Nepal ever decides to impose a permit fee for the Mundhum trial, then the people must pay it. The introduction of specific permits for trekkers is necessary as the government needs to protect the culture and traditions of the Kirati and Limbu people in this region. Despite the potential future imposition of a permit fee, the Nepali government will continue to promote the Mundhum trial. The government wants to ensure its citizens always have access to valuable trials. Whether permits are introduced or not, the trial promotion will remain a top priority for the people of Nepal and the government. Kepilasgadhi village municipality encloses the 48-kilometer segment of the Mundum Trail, recognized by the Government of Nepal as one of the 100 tourist attractions.

This trekking trail has been designated as a promoting trail by Nepal Government, which is also the kaon reason for free entry to this trail. The Mundhum Mundum Trail, created in 2075 BS to boost tourism in the picturesque regions of Khotang, Solukhumbu, Bhojpur, and Sankhuwasabha, has successfully lured visitors from all four districts, including Chakhevabhanjyang, Mayungdanda, Hanspokhari, Satdobato, Ravadhap, Salpapokhari, and Silichungdanda.


  • Q1. Why choose Mundhum Trekking Trail?

    Mundhum trek is an easy ridge-walk, that passes through several ridges of Temke, Chakhewa, Dhotre, Deurali, Maiyung, Satdobate, Rawadhap, and Salpa Bhanjyang and Silchung Hill. In the past time Temke, Mehrung, Maiyung, and Salpa Pokhari were the pilgrimage pathways to reach the holy Silchung hill. This newly launched trek mainly leads the trekkers to Khotang, Solukhumbu, Sankhuwasabha, and the Bhojpur district of Eastern Nepal. This trek truly reflects the cultural life of ethnic Kirati’s, Rai’s, and Limbu’s living in the eastern part of Nepal. Joining this newly opened trek in eastern Nepal you will be bewildered by the natural beauty and heartwarming hospitality of the charming Kirati people.

    Apart from the experience of the cultural walk, trekking through the high ridges and rhododendron and bamboo forest you will get to experience the captivating views of the Himalayas towering peaks and mountains such as Kanchenjunga, Mt Everest, Shisapangama and many more. Moreover trekking to this region you will get to witness rare wildlife including Red Panda, Musk deer, and Himalayan Thar.

    If you wish to experience the alluring views of the Himalayas like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, and other mountains which are above 8000m without getting exhausted then join this Mundhum trail Trek.

  • Mundhum trail trekking is possible throughout the year. However, it is not recommended to trek this region during the monsoon as the excessive rain makes the trail slippery and risky for trekking.

    If you love to walk through the trail embellished with blooming flowers then the Spring season is highly recommended for you. During this season the weather remains hot in the daytime.

    Autumn is another best time for Mundum Trekking Trail. Autumn falls between September to November in Nepal. During this season the temperature is moderate and stable. There is also a chance of little snowfall in these months which makes trekking for this reason more exciting.

  • Mundhum Trail Trek is normally rated as a moderate trek. Normal Physical fitness is enough to accomplish this trek. You should have the endurance to walk for 6-8 hours per day. The maximum elevation to be reached during this trek is 4200m above sea level. As a result, there is no risk of getting altitude sickness.

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