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Rai Kirantee/Limbu village tour (social/anthropological tour)
Length :
17 Days
Trip Level :
2+ [level description]
Accommodation Grade :
Camping [grade description]
Special Feature :
Exotic Himalayan views, beautiful river valleys, rich Kiranti culture
Best Times :
September to June

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 visit.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1310m).
Day 02 : Fly to Suketar, Taplejung, it is also linked with road
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 buffalo.

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 Kathmandu.

Day 17 : Fly back home.

Cost per person (in Us dollars) : range $1265 to $3000 [ Include and Exclude ]
Earth's Paradise Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd.
P.O.Box No. 15142 KPC 853, Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact: Mr. Bhim Chand | Tel/fax : 977-1-435-7614
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