IP Trail mainly offers local Home-stay accommodation providing trekkers with a rare opportunity to experience- the first of its kind in Nepal- the culture and lifestyle of six different ethnic groups. It is considered as the unique living exposure, culturally diverse area of Nepal. Escape the congestion of commercialized trekking routes and get ‘off-the-beaten track’ to experience the real Nepal- take the 'Indigenous Peoples (IP) Trail in west Ramechhap District, 130km east of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. The IP Trail offers unique exposure to one of the most culturally diverse areas of Nepal combined with a beautiful natural landscape. Bound by Sailung Peak in the north, the golden Sun Koshi River flowing along the south and the aqua-blue Tama Koshi River to the east, the IP Trail offers an incomparable combination of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity coupled with breathtaking Himalayan and mid-Hill panoramas.
Falling entirely on the Mahabharata range, It is a relatively soft, top-down, gentle trek fit for all categories of trekkers and particularly suited to visitors wishing to avoid extreme high altitudes (the trail takes visitors from a starting elevation of 3146m at Sailung to 533m at Lubughat of Koshi river basin) within a week or less of holiday. The trail trip include the experiences the panoramic Himalaya, mid hills, riverside confluence views, culture and cultural performances, homestay, soft trekking, monasteries temple forest walks and animal sacrifice. Lifestyle of severals local Indigenous people like Tamang, Newar, Sherpa,Thamis and Majhis. The predominant religions are Hinduism and Buddhism. The traditional folk dances and music presented by the local people in theircolorful traditional dresses is also one of the major attraction here.