Tharu Village Tour

  • 13 Days
  • Village Trekking Tour , Nepal

Tharu Village Tour

Trip At Glance

16 Days
Best Season
During the year
Land or Flight
Trip Type
Tea House/Camping

Overview and Highlights

Light black skinned, short but very strong people inhabited in the southern part of Nepal Terai lowland are Tharu. They are the indigenous people of Terai. It is said that the Rajput dynasty was ruling in India but the Muslim attacked and killed the Rajput king then queen and other royal family women eloped with their servants and absconded to Nepal to save their life from Muslim. They (Rana Tharu) say that Rana Tharu is the noble cast in the Tharu people. Tharu people have a large extended joint families who live under a roof about 25 to 120 people. They think “united the extent and divided the fall.” They live in humid and hot place near by the forest or in the forest because they wear very thin clothes. They have the unique culture, tradition and separate languages. They use mostly the local agro-based or forest based materials for their household necessities. They usually spend their time in the agricultural field. The ladies wear many different types of ornaments about 21 to 35 types. Their dress symbol is as follows:

Unmarried girls wear Nehenga, Choli and blouse. Married without children wears Nehenga, choli and Aghran (shawl). They cover their belly with aghran. The corner of aghran from bothside of the belly are thrust into Nehenga and made knot in the back. Married with children wears Nehenga, choli and Aghran clothes but they don’t tight or make a knot of aghran in the back. They leave their belly open. The Tharus are divided into 8 groups as follows in the different parts of the country:

  • Kailali and Kanchanpur- Rana Tharu
  • Kailali- Katharia Tharu
  • Bardia- Desauri Tharu
  • Dang- Dangaura Tharu
  • Deukhuri- Deukhuria Tharu
  • Chitwan- Chitwaniya Tharu
  • Parsa/Bara- Kochila Tharu
  • Morang/Sunsari- Lampuchhuwa Tharu

Tharus biggest festival-HOLI and MAGHI

The greatest festival of Katharia, Rana and most Tharu people is HOLI that lies between March and April. They celebrate Holi festival for about a month. This is only one society in Nepal in which the ladies without children are free for a month. The ladies can go any Tharu society, can enjoy and can make many boys and girl friends. Dangaura Tharu's biggest festival is Maghi that lies between January and February and it is celebrated for a month. Their interesting dance-Sakhia Nach is held for 6 months starting from September in which the boys play the drums/tom-tom and girls sing while dancing together. 

Marriage system of Tharu people

A marriage is already settled that while two women are pregnant. It is proposed that if those ladies give their birth of opposite sex babies they will get married if the same sex babies they will be joint friends. If a boy comes to the age and leaves his wife and wants to marry a new one that is difficult to get a new one because most of the girls and boys are already proposed to get married. Elopement takes places in the society because of big difference in age of husband. 

Belief of Tharu people

They strongly believe in supernatural forces. Guruwa/ Varra is the priest of Tharu people who perform all types of pooja, worship work etc. He has a power to control the witches and many evil spirits. He performs all rites and ritual works in a particular platform. Raksi- the local alcohol and Chang-the local beer are compulsory to perform any kind of job. The mosquitoes and elephants are the enemies of Tharu people but a Bharra or Guruwa can save the life from the snakebite. He can observe the poison and heal the patient.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Arrive Kathmandu (1310m)

Mountain flight before noon that is the Himalayan adventure with scenic views of the Himalayas very closely then fly or drive to Nepalgunj(130m) same day and stay there.

Drive to Dhangadhi passing through the Royal Bardia National Park and crossing the one pillared world's 2nd longest bridge over Karnali River.


Explore the Ghuiyanghat and Jain village around Dhangadhi and Rampur Chaumala, Photogenic view of the Rampur lake with its rare floral species like colorful lotus and various types of migratory water birds.

Drive to the beautiful spot of Ghodaghodi Lake (lake of male and female horses), the biggest lake of lowland with unique floral and faunal species. The lake has its great historical and religious background. The picturesque Tharu villages can be seen very easily along both side of the road. Stay in beautiful place Tikapur.

Explore some Tharu village along the road side, continue drive to Thakurdwara, the unique place to visit for culture and nature.

Drive to scenic Dang Deukhuri valley, the origin of Tharu people and can be seen the typical tradition and culture of Tharu people.

Drive to Butwal

Day trip to Lumbini to explore Lord Buddha's birthplace.

Drive to Chitwan.

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.

Drive to Kathmandu from Chitwan

Sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

  • All ground transport as per itinerary
  •  Hotel in Kathmandu
  •  Fooding, lodging, insurance and other expenses of the trekking staff
  •  Accomodation and food during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea or coffee)
  •  Necessary permit
  •  Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Single supplement charges (if required.)
  •  Departure tax from Kathmandu
  •  Personal equipments and clothing
  •  International airfare and your insurances
  •  Cold drinks and beverages
  •  Personal expenses and tips to the crew
  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Additional Information

Why trip price is different?

Following are the determinants for the price

Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
Travelling time(Season)
Extra services

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.

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