TRIP AN OVERVIEW
Sailung is an ideal trekking route for beginners, aged trekkers and even for families who wish to trek with their kids. This trek offers an easy walk without long steep ascends as the climb does not escalate beyond 500m. Along the way, you come across a beautiful village inhabited by culturally rich Sherpas, Tamangs and other ethnical communities. It can be an unforgettable visual treat to simply wander through forests bloomed with red and white rhododendron trees during spring season. If you get lucky, you might have an opportunity to view the majestic Himalayan peaks including Annapurna in the west Nepal from the holy tops of Sailung hills.
The trek commences from Sailung, that can reached from Kathmandu via Mude.. The name Sailung stands for one hundred hills in the local language. Along the trek, the panoramic view of the splendid mountains like Annapurna, Fishtail, Lamjung, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Shishapunga, DorjeeLakpa, GauriShanker, Melamche, Everest, DudhKunda, and NumbarHimal is a memorable incentive for further walk. A whiff of cultural beauty of Newar and Tamang villages can also be experienced alongside. Beautiful rhododendron forests bejewel the trails. On the trek, prominent stone figure named “Bagdhunga” which is a naturally carved rock into the shapes of Tiger standing opposite to a cow will come across. From this area, southern part of Nepal and the Terai region can be viewed. Sailung borders the two districts of Nepal: Ramechhap and Dolkha. The maximum altitude on this trek is 3400 meters. Ideally, it is best to trek between September and May, and January, February, when it is snowing. The trek is considered to be relatively easier yet it offers unlimited fun and excitement.
A special celebration called “Shravan Mela” takes place on the full moon day on the top of the Sailung hill. A group of local shamans well known in Nepal as “Jhankries” have a special role to make this festival a successful one. Besides, Lama Gurus of Buddhist pilgrimage are also present on this occasion who pray in memory of their ancestors.