Shamanic Pilgrimage to the sacred hilltops of Mount Sayalung and Mount Kalingchok

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7 Nights/8 Days
Min Age : 12+

Price Includes

  • Airport Arrival & Departure
  • 1 Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Half-Day Sightseeing in Bhaktapur
  • Hotels/guesthouses accommodation as in itinerary on B/B Plan
  • Guide’s services charges charge for sightseeing and trekking
  • Porter’s service charge during trekking days
  • Entrance fees of UNESCO heritage sites, trekking permits and protected areas
  • All government taxes and services charges

Price Includes

  • International flight tickets
  • Tips to the service providers
  • Insurance of all types (health insurance, baggage loss, cancellation of the trip, etc.)
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, drinks or all that unindicated under clause ‘what is included.’

Day 1Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu- Kalingchok

– Kathmandu to Kalingchok (147 km distance and driving time is approximately 4 hours):
– Early morning (after breakfast) we will drive to Kalingchok to explore the the immense beauty
of nature in the mid-Himalayas.
– This trail is full of mesmerizing views of rivers, streams, waterfalls, forests, and snowcapped
mountains. The shrine, dedicated to Goddess Kali as Kalingchok Bhagawati, is nestled on the
top of the mountain at 3800 meters. From these heights, we will experience magnificent views
of the high Himalayan range of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Mount Shishapangma, Gauri
Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, and many other breathtaking mountain peaks.
– O/N Guesthouse/Lodge in Phedi/Charikot

Day 03Phedi/Charikot- Dhunge

– With the call of the dawn, the group will take a meditative pilgrimage walk with shamans and
other pilgrims to the top of Kalingchok, to make an offering (of a trident, bell, incense, flowers,
etc.) in the holy abode of Mother Kali. After the shamanic ceremony to honour the Goddess, the
presiding shamans bestow empowerment on each participants. In the late afternoon, after
having honoured the mother, we will descend down to the base.
– O/N Guesthouse/Lodge in Phedi/Charikot

Day 04 Phedi-Dhugne

– The pilgrimage route diverts towards Saylung by driving from Phedi/Charikot to Mudhe (40 Km
and takes approximately three hours).
– Here the group will be welcomed in a local homestay facility by the villagers and local
– After dinner, a short pre-pilgrimage shamanic ceremony of cleansing and purification will be
conducted as an opening for the next morning’s pilgrimage to Sayalung.
– O/N Dhunge in a family-run homestay facility

Day 05Dhunge -Sayalung-Khola Kharka

– Early morning (after breakfast) the group along with the shamans, embark on a pilgrimage to
the sacred Mt Sayalung (mount with hundred hills). The first stop is the holy cave where Shiva-
Mahadeva had meditated and given teachings to his first disciple Banjhankri and later on to
human neophytes.
– An uphill trek to the top of Sayalung will follow accompanied by an elaborate ceremony
performed by the shamans. The footprint of Shiva on a rock at 3100 meters altitude is the
highlight of this pilgrimage. A group ceremony to honour the shaman-masters, ancestors, and
spirits of nature will be followed by descending to the multi-ethnic village of Khola-Kharka. (6-7
hours trekking).
– O/N Dhunge in a family-run homestay facility

Day 06Khola Kharka- Doromba

– The first of its kind in Nepal, the ‘Indigenous Peoples Trail’ offers unique, living, exposure to
one of the most culturally diverse areas of Nepal. Kholakharka Sano Sailung has many sacred

caves, strange rock formations, and Chortens. Thulo Sailung is a holy place for Tamang ethnic
group who refer as Sailung Phoi (White male lord of the earth). The trekking trail passes through
the pine and rhododendron forest which allows for viewing of different types of birds. Before
reaching the destination, the group will visit Rajveer Gumba/Monastery (4-5 hours trekking time)
– O/N Doramba in a local lodge.

Day 7 Doromba- Kathmandu

– After breakfast, the group will be accompanied back to Kathmandu passing through old
settlements, terraced paddy fields, river valleys, and stunning views of the beauty of nature.
– O/N Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 8 With breakfast, the services come to an end. Transportation to the airport is provided.