Nepal - Sailung District

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The Magic of Nepal

* Exciting walking with rewarding challenges  * Nepal off the beaten track  * Spectacular views, fascinating cultures

Sweeping panoramas, majestic peaks and hospitable villages. Discover a side of Nepal away from the usual tourist routes for an authentic journey you will never forget.

Hillside villages

village house in sailung

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. 

Walking to a Himalayan backdrop

You will enjoy some enthralling walking, along well-trodden paths and terraced fields dotted with tiny stone temples, with some steep ascents. 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.

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. 

Outward Journey

Day 1

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.

Night 1

Overnight at Dhulikhel Mountain Resort, located on an isolated hillock with a magnificent view of the mountains.

Day 2

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.

Homeward Journey

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.

Day 11

Transfer from hotel to Airport for homeward flight.

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 Kathmandu

Extra nights in the Village Guest-houses You may wish to prolong your exploration of the wonderful hill villages around Sailung. There is so much to learn and appreciate about village life and the host communities would love to keep you for a day longer.