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Sailung Danda Trek and tour is one of the famous non-tourist style trekking locations in Nepal. It is famous for the panoramic view of more than 3 mountain ranges and the unique ethnic culture and traditions in Nepal. Sailung Danda trek is also well known as one of the easiest and short treks in the Himalayas.
The Sailung Trek and tours begin only after a 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Then, you will drive to Mude Bazaar and trek to Lamche Ahal. After that, you will trek to Lamche Ahal Khola Kharka (2600m) via Thulo Sailung (3146m). Then, you will pass through Doramba Gompa (2100m) and move towards Gurase Bhanjyang (2300m). Then, you will trek to Kafle Damara (1100m)-Chaubas Hill (2100m)-Bholung Village (920m).
You will have one-day acclimatization in Bholung Village. After that, we will go to Chapkhore (1833m). From Chapkhore we will be trekking Timal Narayanthan and continue to Kot Timal (1960m). Similarly, from Kot Timal we will trek to Bhakunde Besi (700m)-Namo Buddha (1800m). From Namo Buddha, we will trek to Kusha Devi (1054m)-Naya Gaun (1850m). From Naya Gaun, we will visit Phulchoki Hill (2791m) and Lato Bhanjyang (1790m).
Then, we will trek to Godawari and return to Kathmandu.
There are also other routes for Sailung Trek and tours including Chaubas Panorama Bholung village & Timal Narayanthan trekking route and Chaubas Panorama Bholung village & Timal Narayanthan Namobudhha trekking route.
Sailung Trek is suitable for beginners, senior trekkers and families who want to trek with their children.
A basic Introduction to Sailung
Sailung is located at the border area of the Dolakha and Ramechhap districts. But most of the land of Sailung falls in Dolakha. This place was named Sailung due to approximately a hundred small hillocks surrounding the whole area. ‘Sai’ means hundred and ‘Lung’ means the hills in the Nepali language. Sailung can also be reached by a motorable road that leads the way up from Mude, Dolakha.
Highest access of the trek: 3146m Thulo sailung.
Culture: Tibetan Sherpa Culture
Mode of trekking tour: Camping trekking only.
Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest, Mt.Makalu, Mt.Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Himalaya range Rolwaling Himalaya range & Annapurna Himalaya range.
Trip Start: Kathmandu
Trip Ends: Kathmandu
Meals:3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Accommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu
Camping Accomodation during Trek
Best Seasons: Sept – Nov,Mar – May
Trip Mode: Homestay & Tea houses
Best time to visit Sailung Trek and Tour
Sailung Trek and Tour are compatible for most seasons in Nepal. In Spring, you can see beautiful rhododendron forests. The monsoon may make the road slippery but the greenery in the meadows of Sailung in this season is a sight to see.
In the winter season, you will see all round clear views of snow-capped mountain ranges.
Best places to visit/do/watch in Sailung Trek and Tours
Some of the best places you can visit in Sailung Trek and tours are:
Sailung is a place that is less entrenched in commercial spaces for tourists and trekkers. While pleasant to trek this makes fewer places to stay while trekking in Sailung. There are fewer hotels and tea shops to trek in Sailung. There are few hotels but with less basic facilities.
While you may not get many materialistic pleasures, the natural beauty and kind people will make the trek more enjoyable.
Elevations in Sailung Trek and Tour
The most average elevations in Sailung are 3146m to 533 m. The highest elevation of The Sailung Trek and tour is Thulo Sailung which is at an elevation of 3,200 m (10,500 ft).
Suitability of Sailung Trek and Tour
Sailung Trek and tours are suitable for repeated visitors, adults and children(soft trekkers) due to their low elevations.
It is suitable for mediators due to Sailungs peaceful environment.
It is also suitable for researchers, and university and college students due to its natural beauty and biodiversity.
Likewise, it is also good for backpackers and short-duration vacationers.
Necessary Equipment for Sailung Trek and Tour
Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)
Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/waterproof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff
Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow Goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm
Headlamp, Flashlight, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),
Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks
First Aid Kit
Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc
Additional items for camping trek:
Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses
Note: We can also provide a sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of the total package price.