Lower Solu Khumbu Trek (Sherpaland) for families, 9 Days
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Lower Solu Khumbu Trek (Sherpaland) for families, 9 Days

Tage: 9 / Schwierigkeit: 2 of 5 (Moderat)

Trekking in the lower Solu-Khumbu, the heart of the land of the Sherpas, brings you the magnificent views of the high peaks in the region, but above all the immersion into the traditional Sherpa culture. If you want to learn about their lifestyle, architecture, their foremost monasteries and their way of life, you need to spend time in Solu, the lower of the two Sherpa regions.

Fact of the Trek;
Highest Elevation: 3070m
Best Season: Autumn (Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April)  
Mode of Trek: Lodge to Lodge
Trek Start/End: Phaplu
Culture: Majority of Sherpa
Himalayan Sights: Numbur Chuli and other snow-capped mountains.
High Lights of the Trek: Stunning view of high Himalayan Range, typical lifestyle and culture of Sherpa, scenic and picturesque villages, ancient Monasteries, wildlife, beautiful terraced fields, dense rhododendron forest.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and meet with our airport representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and refreshment, relax. Stay Overnight in Hotel.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu 2470m,
Early in the morning, pick up in your Hotel and transfer to domestic airport, flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu. Then, we will visit the surrounding hills and villages near the Phaplu airport. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 3: Trek from Phaplu to Ringmo 2700m/5 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we prepare our luggage and start our trek from our Lodge; our trail goes passing the terraced fields and small villages, along the Dudh Kund Stream. Then, we gradually 3 hours climb up through the dense forests. We will have our lunch on the way and after lunch, we ascend 2 hours trail until reaching Ringmo Village, a small Sherpa Village dotted with apple, peach and apricot orchards. We have short glimpse of Numbur Chuli and other snow-capped mountains. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 4: Hike to Traksindo-La 3070m and surrounding hill,
In the morning after breakfast, we climb uphill to Traksindo-La, above the Ringmo, the trail climbs steeply through pine and rhododendron forest to a long mani wall in the hamlet of Pangma, where a signposted side trail branches north towards Dudh Kund (Milk Lake), a remote lake set at 4500m beneath the mountain wall of Numbur. Above the turn off, the trail climbs to a striking beehive stupa surrounding by mani walls, and on to a broad flat pass marked by a white chhorten and several wooden tea-houses at Traksindo-La. From this view point, we can see Mt. Numbur Chuli, the holy mountain of Solu Region and other snowy mountains. A few minutes beyond the pass, on the eastern side, the trail passes the isolated Traksindo Gompa, one of the largest and most impressive monasteries in the Solu Region. Set in a complex of monks’ cells, the monastery features fine murals and provides a home for 17 novices. Although parts of the monastery seem ancient, the gompa was actually founded in 1946 by a monk from Tengboche. We visit this ancient Gonpa and have a lunch there. After lunch, we back to same way through the pine and rhododendron forests until reaching Ringmo Village. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 5: Trek from Ringmo to Junbesi 2675m/6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we climb down through the meadow for 20 minutes and cross over the suspension bridge. Then, the trail slowly ascends through the pine forest, heading to Salaung, which has a handful homely teahouse. From the village, there are sweeping views south towards Sallery and the Phaplu airstrip. Again, we continue our trail ascends through meadows and copses of pines until reaching ridge-top village of Phurteng. Compensation comes in the form of your first glimpse of Mt. Everest, tucked between the snowy crown of Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusumkangaru and Mera Peak. We will have a lunch there with viewing stunning mountains. After lunch, we make a steep, draining climb down into the trees, looping in and out of the side valleys that are used for grazing by herders from Junbesi. Finally, we reach in Junbesi Village after cross the wooden bridge. This sprawling village of large white houses with carved Tibetan-Style windows and overhanging eaves is set among scattered orchards above the Junbesi Khola. The lodges here make an excellent base for short treks to Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in the surrounding valleys. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 6: Exploring the Junbesi Village and Buddhist Monastery,
In the morning, after breakfast, we visit the surrounding hills and some Buddhist Monasteries. With its attractive lodges and bazzar atmosphere, Junbesi is a good place to take a rest day and there are some of interesting side walks to Buddhist Monasteries in the surrounding valleys. The valley of Junbesi Khola runs north towards Thubten Chholing Monastery, a huge Tibetan Buddhist Monastery founded by the revered Lama Trulsik Rinpoche, who fled to Nepal from Rongbuk Gompa in Tibet with a large group of Anis (Nuns) and monks in the 1960s. Since then, many more refugees have fled to Thubten Chholing en route to join the Dalai Lama at Dharamsala in India. The small monastic cells dotted around the hillside are reserved for private meditation by resident monks and nuns. The trail to Thupten chholing starts in front of the Junbesi Gompa and follows the west bank of the Junbesi Khola upstream past a Chhorten. Cross to the east bank by the power house at Mopung, and then climb the ridge to the Gompa. After visit the Monastery, we same way back to our Lodge. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 7: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2470m/5 hours,
Today is our last trek day, we start our trek after breakfast, and our trail leads down hills to reach Phaplu. We walk along the Junbesi Khola to join our main trail where the trail heads to Ringmo Village. We will have our lunch on the way, and then we continue our trail until reaching Phaplu. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 8: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu and our car come to pick up us and transfer to Hotel.

Day 9: Final Departure depending on your schedule transfer to International Airport.

Our Tour Package includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Domestic flight ticket from KTM-Phaplu-KTM and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter  for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation,
    salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* Tourist service charge,
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Tour Package doesn't include;
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delay
    ,political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...



                                                         Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

N.B: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de and snftnepal@mail.com.np

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss  Family Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.



Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Lower Solu Khumbu
Art des Treks
Family Hiking
Dauer
9 Days
Höchste Erhebung
3070 m
Schwierigkeit
Moderate
Mahlzeiten
Full board during the trek
Unterkunft
3* Hotel in Kathmandu & lodges during the trek
Beste Saison
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) 
Transport mit
Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle

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Itinerary 
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 

Our company representative will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu 2470m,
In the morning, you head to the airport and take the flight to Phaplu. During this flight, you will see the Himalayas covering the lands below and behold the sights of mountains such as Mount Everest (8848m). Upon arrival, you can explore the areas around Phaplu. You can prepare for the trek that begins the next day. Overnight stay at Phaplu.

Day 3: Trek from Phaplu to Ringmu 2700m/5 hours,
The trail goes passing the small villages and terraced fields along the Dudh Koshi River. You pass through Benghat and get glimpses of peaks such as Mt Everest (8848m) and Thamserku (6608m) among many others. You make a gradual climb through the dense forests and then ascend to arrive at Ringmu. It is a small Sherpa village dotted with apple, apricot, and peach orchards. Overnight stay at Ringmu.

Day 4: Hike to Taksindu-La 2960m and surrounding hill,
You wake up early in the morning and hike to Taksindu-La (3870 m).The trail climbs steeply through the rhododendron and pine forests to a long Mani wall in the hamlet of Pangoma. Your destination is the Buddhist monastery of Taksindu Gompa, which was established by the monks from Tengboche. After having lunch here, you head back to Ringmu. Overnight stay at Ringmu.

Day 5: Trek from Ringmu to Junbesi 2675m/6 hours,
You climb down a beautiful alpine meadow and cross the river on a suspension bridge. The trail then ascends through a pine forest and takes you to a wooden bridge up ahead. After crossing the bridge, you make your way to Junbesi. In this route, you can see the views of Kangtega (6,782 m), Kusum Khangkaru (6,367 m) and Mera Peak (6,476 m). Overnight stay at Junbesi.

Day 6: Exploring the Junbesi Village and Buddhist Monastery,
You do not trek further today. However, you still make a short walk to the Phungmuche monastery which is a couple of hours away. The mountains make the constant appearance in the backdrop as you continue your exploration. In the evening, you can explore the village of Junbesi and observe the daily life reflecting the culture and religious faith of these inhabitants. Overnight stay at Junbesi.

Day 7: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2470m/5 hours,
This is your last day of trekking. The trail slowly climbs until Taktor and then starts to head down to Beni. The trek goes through numerous villages and you also get to cross many streams and rivers along the path. The trail then climbs steeply all the way to Phaplu. You can explore the village on your final day in the lower Solukhumbu region. Overnight stay at Phaplu.

Day 8: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Today you fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you check into your hotel room and relax. You can go out and explore the capital city and do some shopping in the streets and local markets. You can also visit some of the famous places in the valley. Kathmandu, home to astounding seven world heritage sites, is famous for its cultural and religious allure among the tourists all around the world. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 9: Final Departure from Kathmandu
The 9-day trip comes to an end today. Our company representative will accompany you to the airport in our company van.

Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Everest Region is USD 85 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance. 

Customize Your Lower Solu Khumbu Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Preis Erwachsener unter 12 Jahre unter 6 Jahre Status *
USD 1,185
EUR 1.116
SFr 1.189
USD 975
EUR 918
SFr 978
USD 885
EUR 834
SFr 888
Tour ist verfügbar
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Lower Solu Khumbu Trek Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu.
* Domestic flight ticket from KTM-Phaplu-KTM and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter  for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation,salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.



Our Lower Solu Khumbu Trek Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delay, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                      Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


Lower Solu Khumbu Trek (Sherpaland) for families, 9 Days


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