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

Days: 9 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)

Lower Solu Khumbu also was known as the land of Sherpa’s is a fantastic trekking destination for those who want to admire the magnificent Himalayas and observe the natural diversity and ethnic culture of the lesser explored lower Solukhumbu region. The Lower Solu Khumbu Trek (Sherpaland) takes you through the rhododendron forests, Buddhist monasteries, and traditional Sherpa villages which show you the stunning beauty of this fantasy-like village. Interesting stops during the trek also magnificently add to the charm of the region. 

Lower Solu Khumbu Trek (Sherpaland) for families starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you fly to Phaplu and start trekking. The trail is fairly easy as you walk through the forests and cross suspension bridges. En route, you will see traditional villages and Mani walls as well as prayer flags which symbolize the religious rituals and values practiced in the region. During this journey, you visit many Buddhist monasteries like Taksindu Gompa and Phungmuche monastery and observe the Sherpa way of life. The Sherpa people are very welcoming and will amaze you with their heart-warming hospitality. You will spend a complete day in Junbesi exploring the village and witnessing the culture of the locals. From there, you trek back to Phaplu and end the trek. The trek route is filled with the breathtaking views of the snowcapped mountains like Everest (8,848m), Kangtega (6,782m), Kusum Khangkaru (6,367m), Mera Peak (6,476m), and many others. Autumn (September to November) is an excellent time for this trek as the skies are clear and provide great views. You can also trek (March to May) where the wildflowers bloom.

The family friendly Lower Solu Khumbu Trek is specially designed and crafted by Swiss Family Treks to offer great experience although following a lower trail in the region. We provide excellent transportation and accommodation services to make the trip as comfortable as possible. Our guides are fluent in English and well-versed to the region. Additionally, porters for children are also available, albeit at an additional charge.


Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Lower Solu Khumbu
Type of Trek
Family Hiking
Duration
9 Days
Highest Elevation
3070 m
Grade
Moderate
Meals
Full board during the trek
Accomodations
3* Hotel in Kathmandu & lodges during the trek
Best Season
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by
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.

Price Adult below 12 years below 6 years Status *
USD 1,185
EUR 1.116
SFr 1.189
USD 975
EUR 918
SFr 978
USD 885
EUR 834
SFr 888
Trip is available
* 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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Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH, Switzerland
Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

Address
Ganeshtan-6, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone +977 4710390
Cell +977 9803200543 Stephan
Cell +977 9849193453 Ashta
Email snftnepal@yahoo.de

  • LOWER SHERPALAND (SOLU REGION) LODGE TREK, 6 DAYS 28 MARCH TO 02 APRIL 2014

Dear Stephan 
I also have been thinking to write to you for some time to say thanks and also to express my gratitude to you all and your beautiful country.
I was able to feel and realize what probably I came for At least to some extent. 
I really want to say, you have been very professional and prompt in replying to all my mails. Rather been patient dealt to all my constraints.
I believe any tourist wants this kind of patience and promptness to be on the journey.
Your tourist guide has been a very astute and patient person. I experienced peace with his kindness.
I am lucky that you chose him for me.
It has been a great journey and you organized things very promptly and nicely for me.
I also would like to ask you that, it will be more beneficial for you if you do find out from your tourist about his or her trekking experience.
And if possible do give list of mandatory stuff to carry with them on trekking. Also guide them about kind of physical exercises they need to do beforehand and for how long? The new trekker must do in order to stay physically fit. I believe this will give further boost to your services.
All in all it has been the life changing experience for me. And I hope to come for trekking next year too with my kids.
In the end I thank you for all your support and kindness.
Regards
Dr. Shehla Alvi
1 Adult (1pax)
Pakisthan

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