Trekking in Nepal is a popular choice for visitors, especially on new and tranquil trails, allowing for the natural preservation of the environment. The Mundum Trek is one such trail, recently opened in Eastern Nepal in January 2018. The trail is well-preserved and untainted by the hustle and bustle of modern city life, providing a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the unspoiled beauty of the Nepalese wilderness. The region's inhabitants are Kirant and Rai, with unique cultures and traditions that differ from those living in other popular trekking regions such as Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang. The area's cultural and natural beauty is preserved, making this trek an excellent alternative that should not be missed.
This trek starts from Diktel Bazzar of Khotang and ends at Bhojpur. During the trek, trekkers can experience the local people's warmth and hospitality while enjoying the Nepalese Himalayas' natural beauty. You can enjoy the view of the mighty Mt. Everest along with other giant mountains such as Lhotse, Shishapangma, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dorje Lakpa, and many others. It also offers magnificent views of green valleys, lush forests, and beautiful farmlands along the trails.
Depending on the route taken and the pace of the trekker it takes about 10-12 days to complete the trek. It includes moderate to some challenging sections with ascents and descents while also offering stunning panoramic views of the great Himalayan Range. The maximum ascent of the trek takes you to an altitude of about 4153 meters which is called Silichung Peak. This peak is sacred for the Kirati, Rai, and other Buddhist people living in the region. Overall, Mundum Trekking offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and physical challenge, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a more off-the-beaten-path trekking experience in Nepal.