Interesting places to visit during the “Indigenous Peoples Trail” Nepal, Thulo Sailung
The Sailung village trek is a short and easy trek in the Himalayas bordering Ramechhap and Dolakha districts. Sailung has three rural villages namely Pasiwan, Tek, and Solambu. All these villages are inhabited by ethnic communities and still possess a rural lifestyle, although these are close to urban areas. During the Sailung Village Walk, you will get a chance to explore their unique culture and traditions.
If you are interested in observing the traditional way of life and the amazing beauty of nature in just one trek, this is the perfect carefully designed package for you. The panoramic view of mountain peaks like Everest (the world’s highest peak), Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu will enthrall you throughout the trek.
A trekker will also get a chance to explore the incredible views of the vast Himalayan ranges and rolling green hills. If you manage your time during the spring season, you can have fascinating views of green forests covered with blooming rhododendrons along with many other wild flowers. Autumn is considered to be the best season for trekking in Nepal, as the temperature and climate are favorable in autumn and spring. Days and nights are neither too hot nor too cold during these seasons.
This is a newly opened trekking route in Nepal and there are not enough hotels or lodges along the trail. So either homestay or camping is the only means of accommodation for tribal sailung village trekking. Due to its less popularity, you have a chance to explore virgin nature on this trek. We at AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions have been successfully organizing this trek with the help of our energetic team members and local Tamang, and Sherpa people.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02: Exploration of Kathmandu & trek orientation (1,350m)
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Falate Danda
Day 04: Halte Danda to Chaubas village (2100m)
Day 05: Chubas village trek to Bholung (915m)
Day 06: Acclimatization day or Excursion around Bholung
Day 07: Trek to Chapkhore (1833m)
Day 08: Chapkhore to Kot Timal
Day 09: Kot Timal to Namobuddha (1967m)
Day 10: Namobudda to Walk to Panauti and Transfer to Kathmandu
Day 11: International departure
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Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. And after completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage at the airport, please exit the arrival hall. Your tour leader will wait for you outside the arrival hall and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look for the AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions placard when exiting the arrivals hall. And upon arrival at the hotel, welcome drinks will be served and after you freshen up, your trek leader will brief you about your journey in the evening at your hotel lobby. And your free time. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street
Today after breakfast we will start our tour of major historical sites of Kathmandu with our professional tour guide. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Historic Sites and as we tour the locations, the more diverse cultural milieu of the valley welcomes us with warm hospitality. Such as the Palace Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath), and the Buddhist Temple (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. . After returning from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. The trek guide will give you a short orientation about your trek. And the remaining time you can use to visit Thamel and shop for necessary equipment and other essential items.
We will start the first day of our adventure in Sailung village with a scenic drive to Falte Hill. During the drive, we will get many beautiful glimpses of natural wonders including huge rivers and lush green forests. Small settlements can be observed on the way. We will reach Falate Danda by evening and stay there for the night.
Today’s adventure begins with an easy walk to Chaubas village. Through lush green forests and small villages, in a peaceful environment, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, a trek to Sailung Village offers you peace and beauty. Along the way, you can get incredible views of the magnificent mountain ranges. Overnight at tented camp.
After having breakfast in Chaubas Village, we will continue our voyage to Bholung Village. Bholung is a very beautiful village where we will be staying tonight. A trekker can explore the rural lifestyle and the unique traditions and culture of the local people. Interacting with the local people is an interesting part of the Sailung Village Trek.
Continuous walking in the higher elevation may lead the trekkers to Acute Mountain Sickness, and also trekkers may get tired of walking and don’t get the chance to enjoy the trip 100%. So, today we will take a rest in Bholung village. On the rest day, we will do a very easy excursion near the village area and explore the rural lifestyles, traditions, and culture of the villagers.
We will have our breakfast before starting today’s adventure in Volung. Then, we slowly follow the path uphill to spend the night at Chapkhor. As we reach higher altitudes, the journey becomes more enjoyable as the mountains loom closer to us. We will pass many villages and forests on the way before reaching Chapkhor.
The seventh day of our Sailung village trek takes us to the very beautiful village of Kot Timal. You will get ample opportunities to explore the rural lifestyle on this trek. If you manage to travel during the farming season, the trip becomes even more exciting as you get a chance to observe people working in their fields.
Today we are starting our journey to the most sacred place of Buddhists – Namobuddha. Namobudda is a famous monastery located on the top of the hill which offers stunning views and rewards you with a peaceful atmosphere and spiritual peace. It is also a famous trekking destination near Kathmandu Valley. We and we will stay the night at Namobudda.
Today we will explore the beautiful views of the Himalayas and green rolling hills from Namobudda, feel the peace of mind and start the trek from Panauti. The road to Panauti passes through lush green and peaceful forests and some small holes of Newar settlements. Observing the lifestyle of the Newar community in the countryside is an interesting thing during the trek. And from there we will return to Kathmandu.
Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been our pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. So stay tuned. Today is the last day of the journey, saying goodbye to the mountains and the Nepal tour is ending today! No plans except to trade emails and organize photos with travel buddies. If you have more time you can go shopping in the tourist center of Thamel where you can buy souvenirs like handicrafts and arts for your family. And your AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions representative will transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, (Save Travel!! We hope to see you again)
- Freshly prepared meals (B, L, D) with boiled water, tea, coffee, etc.
- Twin sharing tent for accommodation during the trek
- Local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
- Full support camping crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
- All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort
- Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
- Snacks (cookies/dry fruit) and seasonal fresh fruit every day
- All land transportation by private jeep or land cruiser
- All required permits for a trek (National Park & TIMS card)
- Accommodation at Manang Hotel in Kathmandu, Thamel
- International airport transfers as per flight time
- Extensive first aid kit with high altitude medicine
- Staff wages, equipment, insurance, and allowances
- Duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down Jacket (If necessary)
- Travel Insurance / Nepal Visa
- International flights to and from Nepal
- Food in Kathmandu
- Beverages and souvenirs
- Horse hire and extra porters due to natural disasters on the trek
- Stay overnight in Kathmandu or trek for any reason (early arrival or delay, early arrival from trek for any reason)
- Tips / suggestions for employees
Trails generally go above 3000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 5–6 hours. The perfect setting for an introduction to moderate & challenging trekking in Nepal. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well and the well-known ‘Nepali flat’ – a little bit up and a little bit down.
No previous experience of trekking is required but you should be moderately fit and have fun walking and adapting to high altitude conditions. Having previous experience is definitely beneficial but it is not mandatory to participate for this trip. To fully participate in this journey, all passengers must be in good physical health. We strongly advise you to prepare for your trip by exercising regularly, walking, running or going to the gym. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable the hiking experience will be. All of our travel itineraries have been designed with each aspect in mind and given enough time for adaptation.
The best season for Trek is from March to November. In both seasons, Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night. The given temperature may raise or lower with the change in weather factors: (Sunny, Snow, Rain, etc.)
Autumn/Fall (Sept to Nov)
This is when the rain settles after the monsoon (July to Mid September )and the weather gets dry. Slightly colder than Spring but presents clear views of the mountains. The mornings are clear providing the best mountain views, days are warmer, and nighttime will get cold and frosty. Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day.
Spring (March to May)
Another weather window for trekking in Nepal comes during the month of the latter March to May. The temperature will be relatively warmer during this period of time but still, nights will be cold and frosty at a higher elevation. During the spring season, The trekking trails all over the country are filled with vibrant mixes of red, pink, and white floras offering surreal experience along the trek. Spring season offers warm temperatures, blossoming flora and temperate days.
At, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions; Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small groups so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. We only take up to 12 pax in one group. If you are to join our’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of the group varies, the minimum no of persons required to operate the trip is 2 and the maximum is 12 people. (For Camping Trek)…Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to travel something that is not included in our travel list, we are ready to tailor a trip to your exact needs. In short, we will do our best to get you on the journey you want, when you want it.
You will only carry your day pack carrying the essential items (Water, Cameras, Extra Fleece, Rain jacket, Sunscreen, Snacks, Valuable Items, etc.) that you may need during the walk. The rest of your stuff will be carried by the porter. We provide 1 porter for every 2 participants and we also provide a duffel bag to put your trekking gears.
In Kathmandu, we stay at the Manang Hotel in Kathmandu, in the heart of Thamel, where you can relax and have fun. Breakfast will be served at the hotel and your accommodation will be based on a twinning partnership.
Whether you’re returning from the mountains or touching the base from the airport, come and relax at the hotel, and order some good Italian espresso or a cold beer enjoy.
Your accommodation during the trekking period will be fully tented camping. A tent will be provided for every 2 travelers with a foam mattress. If in case of a single by default, we will arrange a single tent for you at no additional cost. There will also be a kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs, and more for your comfort.
Those who want to build their own room in Kathmandu will have to pay only one supplementary fee. In Kathmandu, your accommodation at the hotel in the heart of the tourist destination Thamel will be based on a twin partnership and if you want to get the same room, you will have to pay a single supplemental price as mentioned in the travel cost on request. . But in case of single by default during trekking, we will arrange single tent for you at no extra cost.
We will provide three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek. Since this is a full camping trek, our kitchen crew will serve freshly prepared meals during the trek. We consider hearty and delicious meals as a key component to the overall success of our trip. You can and are encouraged to bring along comfort food which you enjoy eating – chocolates, power bars, dry fruits, candies, other snacks, etc.
Daily wake-up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided the night before during the briefing time. The timetable for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.
Tea will be served at your tent as a wake-up call. After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the Camping where you stay and Lunch will be along the way. We will arrive at our destination by tea-time and the camp evening will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.
Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for a trek is almost a herculean task that keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for trekking in Nepal these days is almost tantamount to equipping yourself for a weekend backpacking trip. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available for rent, so you don’t actually have to travel to Nepal with a cartload of gear. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the trek. The list could vary depending upon the kind of trek you pursue, the terrain, weather conditions, and time of the year. For instance, you don’t need the camp trek equipment when you are on a tea-house trek. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.
Clothing and Footwear:
-Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
-Daypack 30-35 liters (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets, and others
-Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
-4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
-Credit cards in case of emergencies
-Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
-Headlamps with extra batteries
-Sunglasses with UV protection
-Camera with charger or spare batteries
-A pair of trekking poles
-Water bottle one (1) liter
-Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
-Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
-Reading materials, notebooks, and pens
Toiletries and hygiene:
-Small face towel
-Toothbrush & Toothpaste
-Deodorants, Soap, and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
-Face and body moisturizer
-Sunscreen and lip balm
-Basic first aid kit
At AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions, our goal is to provide a wonderful vacation in our part of the world and ensure that our customers enjoy the vacation as little risk and worry-free travel as possible, whether monetary, physical or emotional. . All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be made available to you on a hassle free trip and trek before your arrival; You will be led by an experienced and medically trained guide / leader with a high staff ratio.
On the trek, all-inclusive food and accommodation are included in the camping tents. Our itinerary is also designed with every aspect in mind such as adaptability, good campsites, real-life experiences, etc. We also provide sleeping bags, down jackets, and waterproof duffel bags There will also be a kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs, and more for the comfort of each participant.
- Respect the privacy of local people and ask permission before photographing them or their children
- Appreciate and respect local culture and customs
- Always stay on the upper side of the road when crossing donkeys for your own personal safety.
- In landslides, fields quickly cross them or climb around them if possible.
- Smoking and drinking alcohol are not recommended at altitudes above 3000 meters
- Drink at least three liters of water a day
- Be aware of symptoms associated with altitude sickness and be honest with yourself and your guide about any symptoms.
- Although not mandatory, it is always beneficial to use the invaluable services of a guide on a hike.
- However it is always beneficial to consult with an easy or difficult guide as needed.
Important Note: Your safety is a major concern while traveling. However, as we have to travel to remote mountainous areas for this adventure, we cannot guarantee that we will not be disturbed. Sometimes weather, health conditions of group members, unexpected natural disasters, etc. all may lead to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure the success of the trip as per the plan. But be flexible if necessary.