Sailung: An Untouched Paradise of Nepal | Travel Itinerary

Sailung

Sailung is a hill in the Dolakha district with an altitude of 3,146m. It is one of the highest ranges of the Mahabharat range. It is at a distance of 120 kilometers from Kathmandu valley.

From the top of Sailung, one can withness 100 smaller hills.

Along with that, you enjoy the majestic view of beautiful mountains including Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Makalu, Rolwaling Himalaya range, Annapurna Himalayan range, Ganesh Himal, etc.

Planning for an adventurous trip near Kathmandu? This can be a good destination.

Personally, I found Bethanchowk a more intense travel destination. But this one is on the next level.

The sunrise, the hillocks, the weather, and the land of Sailung share a priceless adventure.

In today’s blog, I will be explaining to you how to get there and what not to miss.

Sailung

Highlights of Sailung:

  1. -100 smaller hillocks
  2. -Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple
  3. -Sailungeshwor Mahadev Temple
  4. -360 degree Mountain View
  5. -Sunrise & Sunset
  6. -Sword of Bhimsen

How to get there:

You have two options, either take a local bus or take 2 or 4 wheelers.

To reach there, you have to take Araniko Highway. You will pass Banepa, Dhulikhel, Simle, Sukute, Mude, Bhaise and finally reach Sailung.

There is a paved road till Mude and an unpaved road ahead of that.

The charge for the local bus is fairly cheaper.

But, if you are reserving 4 wheelers, the price may vary from around Rs 6000+Fuel Charge and beyond per day.

The type of vehicle you hire and the days you reserve them for will allocate the price of your travel expense.

We went to Sailung hiring Land Cruiser, you can hire them too:

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Where to Stay-

You can do camping at the top hill. But there aren’t any hotels or shops on top so, take all essentials before climbing the hill.

Or,

You can find a local homestay at Bhaise or near.

The food and cost of rooms are of medium rate, you can afford to stay there even if you are working or unemployed.

We stayed at ‘Sailung Homestay’ at Bhaise. If you wish to stay where I stayed you can contact the owner: 9844374763: Laxmi Karki

What to wear:

You are traveling to Sailung, it means the cold breeze will be there throughout the year.

Basics:

-Wear Warm Clothes(Wind-sheather is a must)

-Carry Water, light crackers, and medicine(if you get altitude sickness)

-Carry a walking stick (Optional)

-Sunglasses, Sun cream (Optional)

What to wear might vary with the season you are traveling there. If it’s cold, wear accordingly and it’s cold, wear light yet warm clothes.

Highlights:

100 smaller hillocks

From the top of Sailung, you will see 100 smaller hillocks. It’s believed that each hill is the soul of sages who transformed themselves into the hills.

You can see these hills once you reach the highest peak of Sailung.

Yet, all 100 hillocks can’t be seen from a single point. You can have to walk a few miles to witness another part of smaller hillocks.

Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple

Located on the way to Sailung, you will see Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple. This temple has unique importance. You will notice water droplets drop every 10-15 seconds on the sacred Shiva Linga’s statue. It’s believed that the luckier and blessed you are, the frequency of water droplets increases, and vice versa.

What amazed me was that there wasn’t any source of water nearby. Yet, somehow the water dropped right on top of Shiva’s statue.

The science behind that is still uncovered.

Sailungeshwor Mahadev Temple

Sailungeshwor Mahadev is another temple you must visit if you travel to Sailung. This temple is the highlight of Sailung. Pilgrims from around the nation, visit Sailung, only to worship Sailungeshwor Mahadev.

360 degree Mountain View

As you climb the hills up to the highest peak, you will start noticing mountain ranges.

But once you reach the top, the mountains will surround you. You can see Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Makalu, Rolwaling Himalaya range, Annapurna Himalayan range, Ganesh Himal, and more. Take a good camera to capture them all.

Sunrise & Sunset

Sunrise and Sunset always fascinate me. Are you a sunset and sunrise lover, don’t miss the view from Sailung’s Peak.

I have captured a few shots from Sailung Visit. please do have a look.

On average, if you are traveling with a team of 5-6 people, it will cost you around Rs 4000-5000 each for 2 days stay.

The cost may vary as per your expense and facilities.

If you happen to visit Sailung, do share with me your experience too.

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