Rai and Limbu people are inhabited in northeastern
part of Nepal. It is believed that Rai are the generation
of a couple of god -Paru Hang and Sumnima. Sumnima was very
beautiful girl with divine power wandering on earth and
Paru Hang was a smart god wandering in the sky and looking
for a sweet heart. Paru Hang threw a magic comb to the earth
to attract Sumnima and when she found the magic comb then
she became almost mad in his love. Their reunion became
in Kartic (between October and November) and gave the birth
to a couple to lead the generations that they are Rai people.
Their birth, marriage and funeral rites are completely different
than the other caste of people in Nepal. They are more close
to Hindu because it is said that the Kirantee(Rai)'s god
Kiranteshwar is a incarnation of the lord Shiva-the major
god of Hindus. According to the Nepalese history they are
migrated there from the bank of Mediterian Sea in 1400BC.
The very popular festival of Kirant people "SAKELA
NANCH" is celebrated for 10 days that lies generally
in December. They have unique specialty in culture and tradition.
There are many Kiranti villages but Mamankhe,
Lelep, Khejenim, Linkhim and Taplethok along Tamor River
valley are the model and typical Rai Kirantee villages to
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1310m).
Day 02 : Fly to Suketar, Taplejung, it is also linked
Day 03 : Day trip to Pathibhara Devi (3794m)
Day 04-09 : Explore the Rai Limbu's
unique and ancient culture along Tamor Khola valley. Enjoy
with Rai/Limbu culture show. Many socialists have focused
their research study in this area. There is many options
to explore Kumbhakarna and Kanchenjungha in Singhalila Himalayan
massif and Piramid, Pathibhara and Omikhangri in Janak Himalayan
massif. Linkhim, Khejenim, Taplethok, Lelep and Mamankhe
are the model villages to explore the Rai Limbu's typical
culture. Yangma valley is good place to explore the typical
Sherpa culture. It can be extended one to two weeks to Explore
the Himalayas and the Himalayan valleys.
Day 10 : Hike back to Suketar to catch
the vehicle for the trip to the tea gardens.
Day 11 : Drive to Antu Danda for sunrise
scene. Road Passes through the beautiful tea gardens.
Day 12 : Drive to Koshi Tappu Wild
Life Reserve for bird watching and wild water buffalo. The
exotic world for wet land species, birds and wild water
Day 13 : Drive back to Chitwan.
Day 14 : Enjoy with nature and Tharu
culture. Chase the elusive Bengal tiger riding on the elephant,
jeep safari, jungle walk, watch the elephant breeding center,
explore the Tharu culture, enjoy and dance with them.
Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 16 : Sightseeing and shopping in
Day 17 : Fly back home.