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Sailung – Folk Lore and Meditation Trek

Trip Title: Sailung – Folk Lore and Meditation Trek

Trip Length: 17 Days

Trip Grade: B       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Sailung Foothills

National Park:       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Spiritual Trek

Activity Grade: 3       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Kalinchowk - Sailung - Meditation

Months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December,

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Description:

We will provide daily cultural and spiritual information regarding the local area and engage in morning  meditation at the camp and at holy spots. Camping/ Tea house trek with spectacular mountain views, through the little-travelled Mahabharata Hills inhabited by the indigenous Tamang people whose religion is a fusion of Buddhist Lamaism and the Shamanist Bon culture; it is not uncommon for a village to have both a Lama and a Jhankri (Shaman). Visiting villages and monasteries there is plenty of time to meet the local people and learn about their culture. Under the shadow of Gauri Shanka we visit two monasteries which leads to the Sailung sacred hill with a panoramic Himalayan vista including a view of Everest. The famous Buddhist necklace beads come from trees that grow only in this area and Buddhists come from Tibet to purchase them for their prayer necklaces.

Itinerary:

Day 01.
Drive to Dhulikhel for an hour. Walking three hours to Namo Buddha through hill villages. Mountain views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Gaurishankar etc. Half day meditation in Thrangu Tashi Choiling Monastery.

Day 02.
At the monastery where you can engage in meditation and teachings or just enjoy the tranquility and Himalayan views or strollo in the forest or circumnavigate the holy Stupa with its prayer wheels and bells.

Day 03.
Trekking down to Bhakunde and incline up to Kottimal (1,640m.) – site of the old Tamang Kings Palace. Great view of Langtang and Gaurishankar. Camp at Tomsomkunda, a religious cave; believed Guru Rimmpochhe meditated in.

Day 04.
Morning half day meditation and Dharma practice in the cave. Walking along the top of Timal Ridge (1,960m.) through Tamang villages. Enjoying beautiful view of mountain ranges – visit the old tiny monastery of Thulo Pursel and then walk through the thick forest and cross the Sun Khosi river by dug out canoe to the village of Dovantar (750m.) on the bank of Sun-Koshi River.

Day 05.
Trekking all up to Hiledevi (1,520m.) and camp overnight.

Day 06.
Continue climbing up through beautiful hills and villages. Camp at Doromba (2,080m.). Visit Tsortens and Stupas around it.

Day 07: Small hiking up to the Raj Veer monastery and have a day meditation or explore the forest aroound.

Day 08.
Early morning hiking up. Crossing forests of rhododendron to take you to the top of Tulo Sailung (3,100m.) in a three-hour walk. Magnificent views of the ranges of Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar and Everest – a unique Himalayan panorama. Down to Deurali and camp overnight.

Day 09.
A few hours walking along a forested track to Mude (2,550m.) and half a day rest.

Day 10.
Climb steeply up through a big forest to Kuri (3,480m.)

Day 11.
Steep trek up to Kalinchowk (3,790m). Views of a vast and grand landscape including the Everest range, Gauri Shanker, Lapchi Kang, Langtang National Park and the Mahabharata . Overnight on the top of Kalinchowk.

Day 12.
Trekking continue to through Tare veer. And night camp at Bigu village.

Day 13.
An hour walking to Bigu Gompa (2810m.) and rest all the day and visit the nunnery of Bigu Gompa.

Day 14.
Full Day of Buddhist practice at nunnery or just enjoy the huge landscape and beautiful views.

Day 15.
Half day rest and after lunch, trekking up to the Tisang La (3303m). and down to Dolangsa monastery.

Day 16.
Walking down to Dolangsa monastery. Descend down to the town of Bharabise on the banks of the Bhote Khosi.

Day 17.
Drive back to Kathmandu.

Price:

The below cost is quoted under the basis of per person:

Camping / Tea House Combination Price:

2 Pax – 1200 per person

3 Pax – 1000 per person

4 – 6 Pax – 805

The Price includes:
Accommodation in tents / tea houses, food (except bar bill), staffs (Guide, sherpas, cook, kitchen boys, porters) and their all expenses including insurance, local monasteries entry fee, ground transportation and governmental taxes, hotel KTM – 3 nights ( 3 star ), airport pick up and drop.

Prices Dont include:
International flight, personal insurance, visa, personal nature expenses like laundry, communication, shopping etc.

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