Nepal is blessed with eight out of ten high Himalayas. The snow capped Himalayas have become valuable assets of the country that attracts thousands of tourists from across the world. The pyramids of snow of these magnificent Himalayas are also sources of water that sustains millions of people across South Asia. At the same time, the rich culture of the families living in these areas adds excitement and learning during your visit. Sailung Valley located at Dolakha District enable you to witness a 180 degree panoramic view of these beautiful peaks. Spectacular view of Himalaya ranges such as Annapurna, Ganesh, Gaurushankar and Everest can be seen if the weather is clear. At the same time, you can see outstanding view of Tarai region from the Sailung peak. One of the interesting feature of Sailung is that is it formed of rolling hills and with hundreds of small hillocks and each peak is beauty in itself.
Sailung Valley is located in the north-east of Kathmandu Valley at an altitude of 3,146 meters. Tamangs are predominant with few households of Magars and Sherpa. There are two routes to the Dolakha District while travelling from Kathmandu: one route is about 140 kilometres via Kadichaur if one takes Lamu Sanghu-Jiri Highway. Some of the towns in this route are: Banepa, Dhulikhel, Dolal-Ghat, Lamo-Sangu, Khadi Chaur, and Mude. If taken Banepa-Charikot Highway the total distance is about 20 additional Kilometers making 160 kilometers. Dhurikhel, kurkut, and Khumiti are the towns on this route.
Location Map of Sailung Hill
Write-up by: Kanchan Mani Dixit