Walking to a Himalayan Backdrop
Enjoy enthralling walking, along well-trodden paths and terraced fields dotted with tiny stone temples, with some steep ascents, with walks of 5-6 hours between villages. Walk across dramatic hillsides through forest, open pastures, past scattered villages and yak sheds. You may cross a wonderful suspension bridge at Chauri Khola stream, visit the historic 600 year old monastery at Taar, and spot barking deer flitting through the trees- all to a backdrop of the towering peaks.
You walk between three charming hill villages - Solambu, Pasiban and Teksingh, each with its own character, as well as spending a night in the splendid tented camp at Kholakharka. You stay in simple but comfortable guesthouses in the villages and enjoy delicious delicately spiced vegetarian food, grown in and around the communities.
Sailung peak itself is a mystical place, and a holy area for both Hindus and Buddhists. It sits at an altitude of 3,146 metres, with open rolling hills and hundreds of small hillocks. Famed for having the best sunrise in Nepal, with a 180 degree panoramic view of the mountains and a 360 degree view of the surrounding area, it is truly breathtaking. Our camp site at Kholakharka lies just below Sailung peak, just a 25 minute walk away.
Sensational mountain vistas
The mountain vistas are truly spectacular, with extensive views across the Himalayan peaks, including the magnificent Annapurna range. As you walk you will see tantalising glimpses of the towering peaks, then as you reach Pasiban village, you are hit by unparalleled panoramic views.
Welcome at Kathmandu airport, road transfer to Dhulikhel (1 1/2 hours), an old city which was used as a trading ground between Kathmandu and Tibet.
Overnight at Dhulikhel Mountain Resort, located on an isolated hillock with a magnificent view of the mountains.
Road transfer to Solambu Village (4-5 hours).
With the Communities
Night 2 - Night 3
Spend two nights with the community of Solambu.
Day 4 - Night 8
Walk between and visit the villages of Teksingh and Pasiban and the splendid tented camp at KholaKharaka. You will walk between 4-5 hours each day, in the company of your own guide. You will spend two nights in each village and one night at Kholakharka. Stay in simple, twin rooms in the village guesthouses.
Day 9 - Night 9
From Teksingh you walk to the village of Taar (1 hour) for your return transfer to Kathmandu ( 6.5 hours by road). Overnight Kathmandu hotel.
Day 10 - Night 10
Full day and night to explore the city of Kathmandu.
Transfer from hotel to Airport for homeward flight.
We ask our guests to make their own arrangements for international travel.
For Village Ways holidays in Nepal, the airport used is Tribhuvan International, Kathmandu. There are no direct flights to Nepal from the UK; Jet Airways offer flights via Delhi and Etihad offer flights via Abu Dhabi.
We look after you from the moment of your arrival at Kathmndu airport. Your holiday includes transfers to the hills, accommodation in the village guesthouses and at Dhulikhel and Kathmandu with all meals provided during your stay in the communities and your own guide through the hills. In the cities and during transfers, meals are at your own expense.
We have devised each of our holidays to provide a good balance between activity and relaxation; please feel free to tailor your holiday to your exact requirements. The suggested itinerary can be extended if you wish to spend more time exploring the Nepalese foothills, or shortened if your time is limited. Our knowledgeable staff will be delighted to help fashion the holiday to suit you.
Stay in the villages or explore Kathmandu
You may wish to prolong your exploration of the wonderful hill villages around Sailung - extra nights in the village guesthouses are available. There is so much to learn and appreciate about village life and the host communities would love to keep you for a day longer.
Choose to spend more time in the fascinating city of Kathmandu.
Please do contact us to discuss your preferences.
Travel information for Nepal can be found here.