Sailung Danda Trek



Sailung Danda Trek

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.

Short Info of Sailung Trek and Tours

Grade: Moderate

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:

  1. Sunrise and sunset at the hilltop at Sailung Hill
  2. Rhododendron Forests
  3. Views of Mt. Everest, Mt.Makalu, Mt.Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Himalaya range Rolwaling Himalaya range & Annapurna Himalaya range.
  4. Tibetan-Sherpa Culture
  5. Temple of Sailungeshwor Mahadev, one of the forms of the three major god in the Hindu Religion-Lord Shiva
  6. Bara Barse Mela takes place every 12 years.
  7. Panoramic View of Kathmandu Valley and some views of Terai regions.
  8. Ethnic people who are isolated from the modern hectic lifestyle of people in Kathmandu.
  9. 600-year-old Buddhist monasteries
  10.  Rare animals like barking deer.

Highlights of Sailung Danda Trek

  1. The panoramic views of the Himalayas
  2. The unique culture and cultural performances
  3. Home-stay
  4. Soft trekking
  5.  Monastery visits and meditation
  6. Temple visits
  7. Mountain biking
  8. Bird watching
  9. Forest walks
  10. Fishing
  11. pig and fish BBQ
  12. Janai Purnima(Hindu festival observed in summer)
  13. local organic food
  14. village houses at Pasiban, Teksing and Solambu.
  15. agro-tourism activities(potato, rice and millet cultivation-production and harvesting)
  16. culture and lifestyle of local indigenous Yolmo and Majhi people
  17. View of 5 different Himalayan ranges in the Everest region, Ganesh Himal region, Rolwaling Region, Langtang Region, and Annapurna Region

Accommodation and food in Sailung Trek and Tour

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

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/waterproof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-related Items:

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

Medical Essentials:

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.

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