Sailung The Nepali word ‘shailung’ in the Tamang language means one hundred thumkas. Dozens of stalks like piles of rice. Some high, some low. Even if you climb the hill, you can see the black mountains. Dozens of mountains from Annapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung to Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gaurishankar, Sagarmatha and Numbur in the west.
Located on the border of Dolakha and Ramechhap, the highest hill in the Mahabharata, Shailung, is becoming a tourist destination of choice. With the onset of the tourism year, internal and external tourists have been flocking to Shailung Hill, which borders Shailung Municipality of Dolakha and Doramba Municipality of Ramechhap.
Sailung , which has been under siege for some time, has recently been developing as a new attractive tourist destination for domestic and foreign tourists.Rameshwar Upreti, ward chairman of Sailung , said that the number of tourists has increased after the snow turned white. At an altitude of 3,300 meters, on a large plain with 100 different shapes, Sailung attracts tourists.
The natural beauty of the snow-capped Sailung hills is being explored and the number of tourists enjoying the snow is also increasing.With the snowfall in Shillong, which has a hundred takura, tourists come to play adventure ski. The Nepal Mountain Academy has been bringing ski trainees for training in Sailung and a feasibility study has been done for ski operation and training in Sailung ,
Aiming at tourists, Sailung village municipality is working hard to develop infrastructure by formulating a master plan for Shailung development.Shailung can be reached directly from the federal capital Kathmandu via Mude and Charikot. At a distance of 125 km from Kathmandu, one can reach Kalapani, the base camp of Shillong, via Mudhe Bazaar, and from Kalapani, one can reach Shillong on foot for some time.
From the 3300 meter high Sailung hill, one can see the hundred hills of Shailung, Gaurishankar Himal, Rolwaling mountain range as well as various scenic areas of Dolakha, Ramechhap and Sindhupalcho. There are a dozen community forests in Shillong spread over ten square kilometers.
There are more than 108 kinds of herbs. Also a variety of animals and birds. According to legend, the then Buddhist master had a handful of rice. The same fist grew into a thump. On the hill is the Chaitya, the footsteps of Guru Padmasambhava and the temple of Shailungeshwar Therefore, Sailung has become a common pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
There are three big stones on the hill. Tiger, cow and gangue shaped. Devotees worship him. Not only that, the flag is inscribed with Buddhist mantras, namely Dhajru and Lungdar. According to tourism engineer Daba Sangbu Sherpa, lighting a lamp in the Chaitya there is as good as burning in Kathmandu’s Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath. There are two big fairs on the hill.
It has been almost a decade since the sun of tourism started shining in Shillong. With the opening of the Adivasi Janajati Footpath in 2066 BS, the discussion started. Pedestrians stay at homestays in Kholakharka, Surke, Doramba, Khandadevi, Jhildevi and Lubhughat for 6 nights and 7 days. The original fragrance of Sherpa, Newar, Thami, Tamang Hyolmo and Majhi culture is found in the journey.
On Janai Purni, there is a crowd of Buddhists and on Bala Chartudashi, there is a crowd of Hindus. Buddhists chant mantras by lighting a lamp in memory of their father. Hindus scatter satbij and make fathers. Similarly, fairs are held here on Kushe Aunshi, Janai Purnima and Lhosar.
Shailungeshwar Mahadev is sitting on a slope of the hill. There is a belief that if you visit Mahadev, your aspirations will be fulfilled. Near the temple are two caves called Godavari and Dharma. A fair is held in Godavari cave every 12 years. There is a milk tank. Sherpa says that milk falls from the tank only during the fair.
Sailung is one of the 100 major tourist destinations in Nepal declared by the government. It is not only a beautiful creation of nature, but also a common pilgrimage of Hindus and Buddhists. Therefore, all the concerned bodies should be involved for its integrated development.
According to legend, the Buddhist master had a handful of rice in his hand. That fist has grown into a thumb! On the hill is the Chaitya, the footsteps of Guru Padmasambhava and the temple of Shailungeshwar. Therefore, Shillong has become a common pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
There are three big stones on the hill. Tiger, cow and gangue shaped. Devotees worship him. Not only that, the flag is inscribed with Buddhist mantras, namely Dhajru and Lungdar. According to tourism engineer Daba Sangbu Sherpa, Kathmandu’s Swayambhunath and Bouddhanatham
Shailungeshwar is sitting on a hillside. People’s belief that if they visit Mahadev, their aspirations will be fulfilled. There are two caves near the temple – Godavari and Dharma. A fair is held in Godavari cave every 12 years. There is a milk tank. Sherpa says that milk falls from the tank only when the fair is held.
How to reach:
Kathmandu-Nepalthok-Kholakharka 121 km. Nepalthok-Kholakharka 31 km. 5 hours by bus from Kathmandu to Doramba. Vehicles leave Ratna Park at 6 and 7 in the morning. Kholakharka is a 3 hour trek from Doramba. Or 5 hours by Kathmandu-Kholakharka reserved jeep. Another route is Kathmandu Mudhe-Kholakharka 132 km. Mudhe-Kholakharka 26 km.
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