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We take you on the only trek in Nepal that offers views of 5 different Himalayan regions — the Everest,  Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Rolwaling regions. This is the Sailung Trek.

Discover a non-touristy area in the northeastern part of the Kathmandu Valley,  where the region’s nature and culture remain unspoiled.

Cross paths with Nepali people from different caste and ethnic backgrounds, and admire the biodiversity of the Sailung hills, the stunning views of the Himalayas, and the natural beauty surrounding you every day.

You will hike between four and six hours per day. At Thulo Sailung, the trek’s highest point, you’ll find one of the country’s best viewpoints of snowcapped Mount Everest surrounded by the awe-inspiring Himalayan mountain range.

Itinerary:
Day 1:
Namaste!
Day 2:
Kathmandu
Day 3:
From Kathmandu to Mude Bazaar
Day 4 :
From Mude Bazaar to Khola Kharka
Day 5:
From Khola Kharka to Surke
Day6:
From Surke to Doramba
Day 7:
From Doramba to Dongme
Day 8:
From Dongme to Lubughat
Day 9:
From Lubughat to Chapkhore
Day 10:
From Chapkhore to Kot Timal
Day 11:
From Kot Timal to Bhakunde Besi – Kathmandu
Day 12:
Kathmandu
Day 13:
Bye Nepal
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Get ready for the adventure!

You will need to pack:

  • Backpack (50 liters) with outside pockets to keep smaller items
  • Trekking boots, well broken in and waterproofed. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots
  • Woolen sweaters and down jacket, gloves, windproof outer garments, pants, jacket, skirts, T-shirts, shirts, baggy pants, and underwear
  • Several pairs of woolen and a few pairs of nylon socks
  • A pair of sandals
  • Sleeping bag adequate for temperatures encountered during the trek
  • Sunblock and hat with a wide brim
  • One-liter water bottle and some food for contingencies
  • Repair and medical kit
  • Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
  • Handkerchief and toiletries
  • Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate, trekking agency, and private phone number of your director
  • Pen, pencils, and letterhead to write an emergency message
  • Pocket knife with opener and scissors
  • Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
  • Umbrella and raincoat
  • Camera

 

The ethnic groups you are going to encounter during your trek:
The Tamang

The Tamang (Devnagari: tāmāng), or Tamag, are indigenous inhabitants of the Himalayan regions of Nepal. They are one of the major Tibeto-Burman speaking communities and trace their ancestry from Tibet, and even further back to Mongolia. They have a distinct culture, language, and religion. Due to foreign invasions throughout the centuries, they have moved to other parts of South Asia. Today, they inhabit almost all of Nepal’s mountainous regions as well as adjoining regions of India, Myanmar, and Bhutan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamang_people

 

The Sherpa

Sherpa (Tibetan:ཤར་པ།) are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Nepal, high in the Himalayas.

Most Sherpa people live in Nepal’s eastern regions; however, some live farther west in the Rolwaling valley and in the Helambu region north of Kathmandu. Pangboche is the oldest Sherpa village in Nepal. The Sherpa language belongs to the south branch of the Tibeto-Burman languages; however, this language is separate from Lhasa Tibetan and unintelligible to Lhasa speakers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherpa_people

 

The Magar

The Magar are one of the oldest known tribes in Nepal; however, their origin is unclear. They are believed to be of Tibetan descent because their language and dances are similar to those within the Tibetan culture. Some of the Magar live in the plains where the Himalayan hills begin. Others occupy the lower hills of the Mahabharat Lekh while a few inhabit the high altitude mountain areas.

http://www.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?peo3=11698&rog3=NP

 

The Thami

The Thami were originally a nomadic tribe that settled just to the east of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. Legend says that the first Thami couple had seven sons and seven daughters. When the parents could not find suitable marriage partners for their children, they allowed them to intermarry. The Thami tribes are their descendants.

http://www.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?peo3=15461&rog3=N

 

Recommended Reading:

-Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal  by Conor Grennan

-The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

-Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak by Maurice Herzog

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Encounter Nepali people from different caste and ethnic backgrounds
  • Hike in the Sailung region where nature and culture remain unspoiled
  • Be amazed by the stunning views of the Himalayas, and the natural beauty surrounding you every day.
Destination:
Nepal
Duration:
12-Days
Group Size:
Private tour, minimum 2 people
Price From:
$1950.00
Call: (415) 952-0319 or
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Sailung trek map