Nepal is diverse with many ethnic indigenous populations and known for many languages – more than 100 – despite being a small country. Those indigenous ethnic groups speak their own language. Being a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural country, there is a diversity in culture, lifestyle, and heritages of people.
This trekking program is designed to showcase to you the diverse culture of people from Tamang, Newar, Lama, Sherpa, Yolmo, Thami, and Majhi groups. Tamang is the major ethnic group of Nepal mainly living on the outskirt of Kathmandu with some 6% population. Likewise, Newar is the people basically from Kathmandu valley and disbursed to the country after 1768’s conquer of Kathmandu by Gorkha King. Thami and Majhi can be found only in this part of the country and live by fishing in the rivers.
If you are looking forward to exploring Nepal in true color, then this trek, the indigenous Sailung Trek, should be the best option. This trekking is considered easy and short as well yet can experience diversity. The panoramic view of the mountains adds to the attraction of the trek.
Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet with our friendly representative at the arrival terminal of the only International airport. And, then you will be transferred to your hotel. You check in at your Hotel and then after short rest, you can go to explore the market area of Thamel – where you can eat your supper, change money, buy some stuff from the supermarket, or buy trekking gear – if you need to do. Later we take you to our office for the trip briefing. Overnight at your hotel. Delay of any kind will postpone the events for the next day according to feasibility.
After taking breakfast in the hotel, you check out and then commence the day with a driving to Mude Bazaar, starting point of your trekking in Sailung. The drive adventurous and scenic both with view of the dotted villages, people on their urban or rural life, terraced farms, occasional forests/jungles, and beautiful rivers and river valleys. Once you reach Mude, you will check-in to the lodge and rest and relax at the lodge. Overnight in hotel.
You will have delicious breakfast in the hotel before the walk for the day starts. You walk through small villages, in jungles, and along the bank of the streams. In some three hours walk you reach Deurali – a very common word in Nepal for the valley/ridge-pass on the top of hill – where you may have your lunch. From here, walk two hours in a pleasant trail to reach Dhunge and another two hours to reach Kholakharka – our stoppage for tonight. Overnight Local lodge.
Enjoy your breakfast with mountain fresh air, and then embark on a a short hike to Sailung Danda (hill). It takes approximately 30 minutes to top of the hill Sailung. From this hill top of Sailung, you can witness mesmerizing view of the surrounding rolling hills and some higher mountains. You can visit a Buddhist monastery it that interests you. After enjoying the view and scenery continue walking to Doramba Gumba. From Sailung, it is about three hours walk to Doramba Gumba. As you reach Doramba, you will check-in to the local lodge and for the remaining time, you can stroll around the surrounding area and enjoy the beautiful environment of Doramba along with the lifestyle of local indigenous people. You see their mountain lifestyle from very near. Overnight at local lodge.
Wake up with birds chirping and enjoy the morning tranquil atmosphere of the surroundings. After having breakfast, you commence pleasant walking. The first part of the trek is totally downhill until reaching the bottom of the hill. From here, you have to climb the cliff and must reach at the top to reach Gurase Bhanjyang – literally means the Deurali or small plateau in the hill top with Rhododendron forest. Walking steep down to the bottom of a hill or in the bank of river, and then climb steep up again is commonality of Nepal’s mountain. Overnight at local lodge.
Today is comparatively long day than earlier. After breakfast you start to walk to Kattike Deurali. In around six hours of walking in diverse landscape and levels you reach Kattike Deurali for the overnight stay. Overnight at Local lodge.
After having breakfast in the lodge, you will visit the Palanchok Bhagwati temple and enjoy the surrounding area. Then you are ready to return back to Kathmandu after great trekking of the lower mountains of Nepal. Once you arrive Kathmandu, check-in to the Hotel. Overnight in hotel.
This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. There are various selections and brands that you can choose as per your interest. All required trekking equipment can be bought or even hired easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Lower Body – Legs- Feet
1. Nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!
2. Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
3. Lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
4. Soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
5. Trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts..
6. Cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
7. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
9. Two pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks preferable for cold season.
10. Two pairs light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
11. light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
12. A pair of light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
13. A pair sandals (Optional).
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
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