Mundum Trekking Trail is a new cultural walking trail that goes through peaceful mountains in eastern part of Nepal. The adventure on this new trekking trail explores cultural riches of the ethnic Kirati people, the inhabitants of the eastern hills and mountains. This trail opened up only since January 2018 for the trekkers.
What’s in the name Mundum Trekking Trail?
The name of this trek has a strong bond with the cultural practice of Kirat people living in the region. Mundhum is the religious scripture of Kirati people who live in the region and this holy book guides their social and cultural life. As the trail meanders through the settlements where the ethnic Kirati people have been dwelling for ages, you will get to know their unique culture and lifestyle closely. This trip has acquired the name to highlight the cultural experience of the region in addition to the wonders of nature and the mountains.
Exploring the Kirat Rai Cultural Trail
The Mundum Trek route passes through several indigenous ethnic villages. This adventure takes you through the settlements of Kirati people. This Kirat Rai Cultural Trail goes up to the elevation of 4,200 meters from sea level to the viewpoint of Silchung Peak. The new and unaffected-by- modernism route starts from Diktel Bazar goes through the small and beautiful settlements of ChaKhewa, Dhotre - Maiyung - RawaDhap - Salpa Bhanjyang - Silchung - Hakule - Hanspokhari and ends at Bhojpur.
Things you can see in Mundum Trek
As a matter of fact, Nepal is famous for the beautiful mountains. In addition to the mountains come the people, their culture and lifestyle guided by religious and spiritual belief systems. Mundum Trek also offers the magnificent Himalayan views, green valleys and lush forest along the trail. You will also trek through beautiful villages that come along the trail. Cultural wonder of Kirat Rai and Limbu people is one of the highlights of the adventure. You can also enjoy the view of 5 of the 8,000-meter peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Shishapangma, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Other mountain peaks in the Himalayan range also add to the charm of the Mundum Trek.
This trip is surely a worthwhile adventure to go for a peaceful cultural trekking.