“Trek to the natural wonderland where the biggest festivals of Sherpa Buddhists are celebrated with highest degree of enthusiasm.”
One of the most beautiful areas and one still largely off the tourist route is that of Peekye mountain (4070m), a very special mountain in that it is considered the protector of the Golla region. Golla is a small Sherpa village of about 40 houses scattered over the slope of Peekye 3060m, and dominated by a range of snow-capped mountains: Gaurishankar, Karylung, Numbur and Katanga.
The months of March and April are a wonderful time to visit the area. The forests then show off their rhododendrons, magnolias, wild orchids and edelweiss. At this time of year too, a great Sherpa festival takes place: the Dumje, for which, different families take turns each year bearing the cost of the celebrations. This is a good opportunity to see the monks dancing sacred dances (cham) in the monastery courtyards and to enjoy the famous Sherpa hospitality.
For those who like deep blue skies, snow and the mountain climate, autumn and winter are the best seasons to come. At the end of October or beginning of November, a great festival Mani Rimdu takes place in Chiwong monastery in which the monks perform the sacred dance over a period of several days.
Trek starts from Shivalaya and ends at Phaplu
Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu
Highest altitude around 4066m
Easy to Moderate trip
- Widest panoramas in the shortest time
- From View point you will see Kangchenjunga to the east and Annaourna to the west of Nepal
- Mount Everest in its full scale
- Sunrise and sunset from many vantage points
- Several Buddhist monasteries
- Varieties of rhododendron flowers