The Thulo sailung, 3100 m, is a spot where you see a vast Himalayan range from Makalu to Dhaulagiri. Up the hill there is an area inhabited by Tamangs.
After having a lunch we leave our office cab and took local bus to Dhunge. Local bus was full rushed did not get seat inside and seated in roof of the bus. We reached Dhunge at 2:00pm which is a small settlement with a few roadside eateries around five. We knew that from Dhunge the trail would be steeper and uneven but a few hours of walking had energized us as we could breathe in mouthfuls of clean, crisp mountain air. Finally we reach the destiny around 5:00pm. The view from the top was magnificent. Well, I can’t explain that moment here in words, that moment was just awesome. That paradise view of sailung, which were covered with dew, cool breeze, and those Buddhist flags and hillocks, just awesome!
The season of Dashain ushers in with it a time for celebrations as routine life is interrupted. People bustle to travel to their homeland to meet friends and relatives and seek blessings from the elders. I endure this season longing for someplace to go and Sailung seemed like a perfect overnight hiking destination at a time when winter is just starting and the road traffic is still not heavy.
This is a travelogue of a soul that was yearning for a nice hike in Nepal. After joining Deerwalk, if there is a perk I can think of, the opportunity to hike with fellow colleagues definitely ranks at the top of my list. We couldn’t have chosen a better place- Sailung. Sailung (27° 33′ 42.12″ N 85° 58′ 29.58″ E), at the elevation of 3192M, was a summit from where you are able to make out with Makalu (5th highest mountain) on the east and dance with Dhaulagiri (7th highest mountain) on the west still keeping an eye on Everest.