Introduction to Sailung and Timal Trek via Phulchoki Hill
Sailung Trek or the “Indigenous Peoples Trail” is a non tourist area trek offers scenic trekking relatively at low elevation below 3000m bound by Thulo Sailung peak in the North and the Golden Sun Kosi River flowing along the South, the Tama Kosi in the East. This trek presents an incomparable and natural blend of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity coupled with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, stretching from Annapurna in the West to Numburchuili in the East. The visitors can gain invaluable insight to the cultures and lifestyle of several local Indigenous Peoples including Tamang, Newars, Sherpas, Thamis and Majhis with two predominant religion, Hinduism and Buddhism. Meanwhile, some places of in this trek, you can experience with some interesting festival during the some occasion. Basically the place name is called in Sailung Temple and Narayansthan Temple. There are many devotees of Hindus and Buddhist coming from surrounding villages. Now a day is considered holy by the shamans whereby apprentices or “Jhankris” graduate into full shamans. In this day, you can take Shaman’s Healing and other spiritual practices. Shamanism encompasses the belief that shamans are intermediaries or messengers between the human world and the spirit worlds. Shamans are said to treat ailments/illness by mending the soul. Alleviating traumas affecting the soul/spirit restores the physical body of the individual to balance and wholeness. The shaman also enters supernatural realms or dimensions to obtain solutions to problems afflicting the community. Shamans may visit other worlds/dimensions to bring guidance to misguided souls and to ameliorate illnesses of the human soul caused by foreign elements.
Highest Elevation: 3200m
Trek Style: Camping Trek only
Major Attraction: The abode of the territorial deity, Sailung Phoi Sibda Karpo, Sailung’s ‘White Male Lord of the Earth’, Three Rocks (tiger, snake and cow), Padmasambhava’s Footprint, Buddha’s Gate, Gaurighat Cave, Godavari Cave, ancient Buddhist monastery, culture and life style of several indigenous peoples and excellent view of high Himalayan range, Namobuddha Monastery (the lord Buddha whose sacrifices his body to hungry tiger and its cubs).