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
  • Best TimeApril-May-June, September-October-November

Highlights

  • The newly opened trekking trail
  • Stunning views of majestic mountains like Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Kanchanjunga, and so on
  • Witness rich flora and fauna such as Rhododendrons, Chestnuts, Red panda, Wild bees, and many more
  • Insight into the lifestyle and culture of Kirat people

Mundhum Trail trek is the newly opened trekking trail in the eastern region of Nepal that lures travelers with its ethereal natural beauty, rich biodiversity, and the Kirati Rai Civilization. The astonishing view of the landscape of the Himalayas, the low mountain ranges, and the Terai region adds more pleasure and adventure to your trip. The cultural Mundhum Trek leads you up to the elevation of 4200m from sea level to the viewpoint on the Silchung summit. The Mundhum trek is necessary for Kirati Pilgrim. However, it is equally enjoyable for everyone who loves nature and culture. 

 The trail got its name ‘Mundhum’ from the sacred writing of the Kirati adherents. Mundhum is the name of the oral Scripture of the indigenous Kirati people and the social and cultural life of the Kirati people. The Mundhum trekking trail takes you to the settlements where the ethnic Kirati have lived for ages. Trekking through this Kirat Rai cultural trail, you will get to experience their unique culture and lifestyle. The trail opened to the trekkers only in 2018. 

 

 

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On your arrival at Tribhuvan airport, Mountain Rock Treks and Expedition trail members will welcome you and transfer you to our hotel in the tourist hub of Thamel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Around 9 hours of drive from Kathmandu, we will reach Diktel Bazar from Kathmandu. Diktel is one of the trade centers of eastern Nepal. The tribe of Rai and Kirat highly influences the local market of Diktel.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After having the early breakfast, we will explore around the Diktel Bazar and then head towards Chakewa village. On this day, we will cross the beautiful village of Dorap Chiuri Danda and Dobela.

If you want to explore Tamke Hill, then on day 3, we take a drive from Diktel to Chakewa and then hike to Tamke Hill. From Tamke hill, you can enjoy the fascinating view of the Mountain Range. We will stay overnight in Chakewa.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2300m

Crossing Maluwa, Dalsinga pass with Ridge of Merung Danda. Today we will trek from Chakewa to Dhotre and stay overnight here.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2752m

The trail from Dhotre to Maiyung is short and easy. You will get to see outstanding views on the trail. On this day we will cross Chhimalung pass, alluring mani walls of Phokte, Chautara, Mattim Danda.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we will get closer to the local tribe of Mundhum Trek. Leaving behind the ethnic settlements like Satdobato, Hyakule, and Laure Bine, we will stay overnight at the camp of Rawadhap. The agricultural fields, hardworking people, and unique Kirati tradition and culture will add more excitement to our Mundhum Trail Trek.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3426m

Trekking from Rawadhap to Salpa Bhanjyang, we will observe the exotic culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Kirati and Rai people. Then, crossing the Mani wall of Nikasa, Mani of Handi Lake, and Mani of Salpa pass, we will stay overnight at Salpa Pokhari. Salpa is a famous religious place, and many pilgrims visit this destination to pray for a better livelihood.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we will hike up early morning towards the viewpoint of Silchung Peak. This rewarding hike will provide the awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas, deep valleys, enthralling nature, and the snow-clad Himalayas. Exploring around the viewpoint, we will appreciate the serene atmosphere and breeze air. After that, we will return to Salpa Bhanjyang and stay the whole night there.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4200m

On this day, we will retrace our route and stay overnight at Hyakule.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2972

We will follow the same trail to reach Hanspokhari.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2962m

The low altitude and the relatively downhill trail will make the trek easy. We will stay overnight at Bhojpur. From Bhojpur, you can buy Khukuri as a souvenir. Khukuri is one of the best souvenirs for shopping in Nepal.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After the early breakfast, we will return to Kathmandu and spend the overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Our team will transfer you to the airport.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Cost Details

Includes

  • 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.

Excludes

  • 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).

FAQs

  • 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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