Days: 19 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Introduction to Sailung and Timal Trek via Phulchoki Hill
Sailung Trek or the “Indigenous Peoples Trail” is a non tourist area trek offers scenic trekking relatively at low elevation below 3000m bound by Thulo Sailung peak in the North and the Golden Sun Kosi River flowing along the South, the Tama Kosi in the East. This trek presents an incomparable and natural blend of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity coupled with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, stretching from Annapurna in the West to Numburchuili in the East. The visitors can gain invaluable insight to the cultures and lifestyle of several local Indigenous Peoples including Tamang, Newars, Sherpas, Thamis and Majhis with two predominant religion, Hinduism and Buddhism. Meanwhile, some places of in this trek, you can experience with some interesting festival during the some occasion. Basically the place name is called in Sailung Temple and Narayansthan Temple. There are many devotees of Hindus and Buddhist coming from surrounding villages. Now a day is considered holy by the shamans whereby apprentices or "Jhankris" graduate into full shamans. In this day, you can take Shaman’s Healing and other spiritual practices. Shamanism encompasses the belief that shamans are intermediaries or messengers between the human world and the spirit worlds. Shamans are said to treat ailments/illness by mending the soul. Alleviating traumas affecting the soul/spirit restores the physical body of the individual to balance and wholeness. The shaman also enters supernatural realms or dimensions to obtain solutions to problems afflicting the community. Shamans may visit other worlds/dimensions to bring guidance to misguided souls and to ameliorate illnesses of the human soul caused by foreign elements.
Highest elevation: 3200m
Trek style: Camping Trek only
Major Attraction: The abode of the territorial deity, Sailung Phoi Sibda Karpo, Sailung’s ‘White Male Lord of the Earth’, Three Rocks (tiger, snake and cow), Padmasambhava’s Footprint, Buddha’s Gate, Gaurighat Cave, Godavari Cave, ancient Buddhist monastery, culture and life style of several indigenous peoples and excellent view of high Himalayan range, Namobuddha Monastery (the lord Buddha whose sacrifices his body to hungry tiger and its cubs).
Minimum 4 participants in group
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet our SFT representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing, relax
Day 2: Sightseeing in world heritage sites by private car. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Mude with local bus and trek to Deurali. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 4: Trek from Deurali to Thulo Sailung 3246m. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 5: Exploring to surrounding village. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 6: Trek from Thulo Sailung to Doramba 2100m. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 7: Trek from Doramba to Gurase Banjyang 2300m. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 8: Trek from Gurase Banjyang to Kafle Damara 1100m. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 9: Trek from Kafle Damara to Chaubas Hill 2100m. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 10: Trek from Chaubas Hill to Bolung Village 920m. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 11: Hiking to Pahari Village. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 12: Trek from Bolung Village to Chapakhori 1833m. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 13: Trek from Chapakhori to Kot Timal 1960m via Narayansthan Temple. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 14: Trek from Kot Timal to Namobuddha 1800m. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 15: Trek from Namobuddha to Kusha Devi 1054m. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 16: Trek from Kusha Devi to Naya Gaon 1850m. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 17: Trek from Naya Gaon to Lato Banjyang 1790m via Phulchoki Hill 2790m. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 18: Trek from Lato Banjyang to Godawari 1600m and drive to Kathmandu with local Bus. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 19: Departure to International Airport
Our Sailung nad Timal Homestay Trek Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** Standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
* Meals(breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* All transportation
* All Camping Equipments(Tents) and Kitchen equeipments
* Office Service charge.
* Guide & support staffs insurance and salary
Our Sailung and Timal Homestay Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees
* Items and expenses of personal nature
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Sailung and Timal Homestay Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at email@example.com
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.