Solu (Lower Khumbu) village Trekking is south from the lukla and away from the trekkers crowd. This trekking route is newly introduced by Himalayan Joy Adventure. Solu village trekking is designed especially for family trek. It is situated in the north-eastern part of Nepal. It is the abode of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and the famous Sherpa ethnic people and other people like Kshetri, Rai, Gurung, Magar as well. This is considered to be one of the easiest trekking, primarily designed to those who donot favor high altitude, but wish to have direct views of the highest mountains. Solu is famous for its biological diversity, virgin landscape and mountain vistas. Solukhumbu has many exciting attractions in the southern region that are yet to be explored, such as Dudhkunda, the Cultural trails among others. The trekking to the area offers you the magnificent views of the high peaks lying in the region. While trekking in this region, you will learn about lifestyle of the many different people like Kshetri, Rai, Gurung, Magar Sherpa, the architecture, their foremost temples monasteries and their way of life. There big communities are Khaling Rai ethnic communities inhabiting in the area, especially at Kaku, Basa, Waku, Juving and Taksindu VDCs. They have their own language and practice both joint and nuclear family ties.
Trekking in the Solukumbu region, is spectacular in every sense when it comes to the panoromas of high peaks, where you can not only explore the unique landscapes above timberline, you will have trekking in the fine forests, ancient monasteries, whereby you can have spectacular mountain views and these features have made Solu one of the perfect destinations primarily for family trekking.
The trekking to this area begins from Phaplu or Kangel Danda , where we reach by having a short flight from Kathmandu and then continue to Solu area and making excursion to the area, we return back to Phaplu and fly back to Kathmandu.
At Himalayan Joy Adventure we will greet you upon your arrival in airport then drop you in the hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant and slight discussion about the trip.
Half-day Cultural city tours, Kathmandu Durbar Squar ,Pashupati Nath, Syambunath & Buddha Nath- Buddish & Hindus temples - The biggest Buddha Stupa in Kathmandu valley. In the afternoon trekking Guide (Sherpa) will come to meet you for next day departure and provide information at hotel, in Kathmandu (1,300m/4265ft.).
Today there will be about 10 hours drive to Nele Bazar through many different vilages and rivers.On the way to Nele from the place called Patale, you can see best view of Mount Everest. Nele is small market for local people. This place is mostly dwelled by the people of the Kshetri community. Every different people have their own culture. This is one of the trekking experiences to see the real culture and life style of the Nepali people. With such a great view of the villages and valley spend a night in Nele bazar.
Today we will have to walk about 5 hours to reach Kanku village. You will have to walk through the jungle and pass several Tamang and Rai village. Most of the residents of Kanku are Rais. They grow many different fruit like oranges, bananas, mangoes, lemon, pineapple etc. Rai people have an interesting culture and they have Mongolian faces. Spend overnight in Kanku village.
It’s about 6 hours walk through the different villages. You will enjoy the passing the villages and see the real life of Nepali people in village. They wear tradition dress and they practice traditional culture. In the first part you will pass a Rai village then when you reach Basa village you can see the people of Kshetri community. The people of Basa village grow everything themselves for their daily need. You will spend two nights in Basa village.
Enjoy the free day in basa village. You can also walk around the village and meet the local residents of the area. Villagers are very kind and helpful. On your way they will offer you tea and food as well. They will be happy to have foreign guest in their house. You can get organic food and vegetables. You can see there their own traditional culture and activities which you will like. Almost every house they have animals like Cow, Buffalo, goats, ship and also chicken. Enjoy the time in Basa village.
It’s about 3 to 4 hours walk to Thulodhunga. You will have to walk through the village filled with pine and rhododendron forest. Thulodhunga is inhibited by Rai ,Magar and some Dalit people. They have an interesting culture. Stay overnight there.
It’s about 4 hours walk to Nunthala. You will have to walk through the mountain and jungle and on the way you will get to pass some villages as well. On this day you will reach the Sherpa village. This is the village of Babu Chhiri Sherpa who climbed Mt.everest without oxygen. This is really pretty village with fascinating view of the mountains. Spend overnight in Nunthala.
It is also about 4 hours walk to Taksindu. You will see the elite view of the mountains and hills from the Taksindu danda. The trail of Nunthala to Taksindu is normally up but you will have to walk through the jungle and you can have its better view.
It’s about 4-5 hours walk to Phaplu. It’s really great trail to the Phaplu and normally trail is down and flat. You will have to walk through the jungle and can get a chance to observe beautiful view of the high hills. Stay overnight in Phaplu and celebrate last day in Phaplu and thanks for the all the staff and bid goodbye them there.
In the morning fly back to Kathmandu. It takes around 35 minutes from Phaplu airport or if you drive it takes around 10 hours from Phaplu to Kathmandu. Himalayan Joy adventure will pick up you from the airport and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. Enjoy the comfortable hotel and nice food in restaurant after your one and half week journey to the village and mountain.
Departure for your home with great experience in a country situated in the lap of Himalayas and a great memory in your life. Himalayan Joy Adventure drop you to the airport and bid goodbye hoping to see you again…once is not enough……”Many people are happy to come in Nepal but they are sad to leave Nepal”…..
Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can takes long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimizes the fuel used and to make campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving foot-print on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had.
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