Mundum Trail

destination Temke Danda-Maiyung-Silichung Peak
duration 15 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
max altitude 4165m
meal Available
accommodation Available
season Mar to May / Sep to Dec


Introducing the Mundum Trekking Trail, a brand-new cultural path across the tranquil highlands of eastern Nepal. The recently discovered off-the-beaten-path in eastern Nepal is home to stunning natural scenery, a plethora of biodiversity, the Kirati-Rai civilization, culture, and way of life, as well as an expansive panorama of the Himalayan, mid-hill, and Terai areas. Walking across the mountains that cross significant sites of the Rai, Limbu, Sunuwar, and Kulung ethnic groups of the mountains of eastern Nepal and their way of life that combines shamanism, animism, and Shiva worship is the best way to understand the Mundum cultural belief system of the Kirat people. The trail was first made available to hikers in January 2018. It runs from Chakhewa Bhanjyang on the Khotang-Bhojpur boundary via the Mehrung, Maiyung, Lauri, and Shilichung peaks, then on to the revered Shalpa Pokhari in Bhojpur before ending at Maiyung and Suntale peaks.
Looking at the summary of the trek after arriving by bus at Diktel (1650), the trail continues to Chakhewa (2300 m), Dhotre (2752 m), Maiyung (3122 m), Rawadhap (3426 m), the second-best viewpoint after Silichho (4156 m), and Salpa Bhanjyag (3348 m), from where hikers ascend to Silichho Peak (4156 m), early in Silichho provides a clear view of more than 22 peaks, including Makalu (8481m), Chalachuli (3636m), Nuptse (7861m), Nuptse (8461m), Nuptse (8516m), Nuptse (8848m), and Mt. Everest (8848m). Salpa Lake and Silichho Peak are revered for their spiritual significance since the Kirat Community considers them to be holy places. The trail descends to Salpa Phedi (1680 m), Chewa Besi (285 m), and Tumlingtar after an exhilarating ascent of Silichho summit (4165 m). Since there are no hotels or lodges in the woods, camping on the path is necessary.
We can alternate and customize the trip by entering Mahakulung and exploring the unique territory of the Kulung people and ending our trip in Sotang or Bung. We also combine our trip with Everest Base Camp or Mera Peak if you have a longer Holiday.
The 14-day route we suggest will give you a wonderful overall understanding of this walk and will enable you to spend one day basking in the stunning landscape of the Sanctuary. Kathmandu is where everything starts and finishes. Welcome to the Mundum Trail!

Trip Highlights

  • Historical, cultural city of the heritage places in Kathmandu valley
  • Scenic and thrilling drive from Kathmandu to Chakhewa and Bung or Sotang to Kathmandu
  • Temke Danda, Maiyung Danda, Hans Pokhari, Salpa Pokhari, Handi Pokhari and Silichong Peak. All of them carry the history of the local people back to hundreds of years back.
  • Picturesque meadows and green sceneries
  • Camping Trek is recommended - however, you can find some authentic and basic tea houses for night
  • Meeting the ancient Kirat and Rai people and seeing their rich culture and way of life while enjoying native food
  • Witness the many Himalayan vistas, ranging from Mt. Everest to Mt. Kanchenjunga
  • Ridge trekking with mountains, a brand-new hike with few other people and camping opportunities
  • Red pandas, barking deer, Himalayan black bears, partridges, wild ducks, and wild water buffalo are just a few of the endangered species
  • In the spring, 12 different species of rhododendron blossom.
  • One of the most significant Hindu religious sites is the Halesi Mahadev Temple
  • Flora and fauna


Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu (1350m), transfer to Hotel

You will be greeted by a representative of Rai Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd; at the Tribhuvan International Airport when you arrive in the country of breathtaking mountains and the city of temples. Our personnel will accompany you to your Hotel room for the night. In the evening, we will host a dinner program and advise you on the trekking itinerary in a traditional Nepali restaurant

Day 2: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation day in Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Haleshi Mahadevsthan (3100m)

Day 4: Drive to Chakhewa Bhanjyang (2300m) - 5/6 hrs

Day 5: Trek from Chakhewa to Dhotre (2752m)

Day 6: Hike from Dhotre to Maiyung (3122m).

Day 7: Trek to Guranse (3185m)

Day 8: Trek to Nikash (3213m)

Day 9: Trek to Salpabhanjyang/Kulupankha (3348m)

Day 10: Explore around Silchung Hill (4200m)

Day 11: Trek to Gudel (1968m) – 5/6 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Bung (1677m) – 4/5 hrs

Day 13: Drive back to Dhap (2932m) – 5/6 hrs

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu – 5/6 hrs

Day 15: Final departure for your home country

Inclusion / Exclusion


  • All airport transfers in Kathmandu on private vehicle
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu including all transportation and entry permit to enter to the Heritage sites
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at Standard Hotel in Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Trek on Full Board Basis (BLD - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Hot drink - tea/coffee) and boiled water for drinking
  • 2 Men sharing Tent, Tents (Dining, Kitchen, Toilet), Mattress, Table, Chair
  • 1 professional English speaking guide including all his meals, transportation and daily wages
  • Sufficient assistant guides including all their meals, transportations and daily wages
  • Sufficient porters including all their meals, transportations and daily wages
  • Trekking Permit, National Park & TIMS card fee
  • All insurance for trekking crew members
  • Medical kits including basic medicines for the trekking crew members
  • Trekking Map
  • Duffel Bag if needed
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu


  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee, which is USD50 for 30 days, USD30 for 15 days and USD125 for 90 days
  • Personal Insurance (Travel, Emergency Medical, Rescue)
  • Personal Trekking Gears, extra expenses Phone Calls, Mineral Water, Laundry, Bar Bills, Battery Recharge, Internet etc.
  • Main meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner)
  • Tips for trekking staff and drivers. It is not mandatory but it is customary in Nepal.


Urban and Anna
Urban and Anna


Dear Devendra Rai Treks guided us safely and considerately over the Mundum Trail. The trekking was flexible and solution-oriented. We really appreciated the very friendly and considerate team. It was very special for us to get to know the Kirati / Rai culture in a very personal way. We thank you for the excellent tour and wish you all the best. Namaste Urban and Anna

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