Sailung – Folk Lore and Meditation Trek
Trip Title: Sailung – Folk Lore and Meditation Trek
Trip Length: 17 Days
Trip Grade: B [Grading Overview]
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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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trekking all up to Hiledevi (1,520m.) and camp overnight.
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.
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.
A few hours walking along a forested track to Mude (2,550m.) and half a day rest.
Climb steeply up through a big forest to Kuri (3,480m.)
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.
Trekking continue to through Tare veer. And night camp at Bigu village.
An hour walking to Bigu Gompa (2810m.) and rest all the day and visit the nunnery of Bigu Gompa.
Full Day of Buddhist practice at nunnery or just enjoy the huge landscape and beautiful views.
Half day rest and after lunch, trekking up to the Tisang La (3303m). and down to Dolangsa monastery.
Walking down to Dolangsa monastery. Descend down to the town of Bharabise on the banks of the Bhote Khosi.
Drive back to Kathmandu.
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.