The trek pulls you through the mid-country foothills of the Terai. But do not let the term ‘hills’ misguide you. Although they do not look like the mighty Himalaya Mountains, they still carry you to heights of up to 2000 meters. The trail takes you along Nepali farms, over steep portertracks and a barely used jeep road, through the Nepali jungle.
The going is tough. Often only one person in a whole village speaks English and if you go off the jeep road, shops are practically non-existent. So explaining that you want to buy some food or need a place to sleep is difficult, even if you have some standard sentences at hand. This means it is advised to bring extra luggage along: cooking gear, food, sleeping mattress and tent.
But the extra weight and difficult roads are worth the experience. As anywhere in Nepal the people are amazingly friendly and hospitable. Whether they know English or not they will do their best to help you along the way.