Lower Solukhumbu Cultural Trail Trek (Sherpaland) for families, 9 Days
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Lower Solukhumbu Cultural Trail Trek (Sherpaland) for families, 9 Days

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

Lower Solukhumbu 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 Solukhumbu Cultural Trail Trek 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 Solukhumbu Cultural Trail Trek 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 Numbur (6959m), Karyolung (6511m) and many others Everest Himalayan range. 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 Solukhumbu Cultural Trail 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.

Join with us no a Lower Solukhumbu Cultural Trail Trek (Sherpaland) for families in 2023/2024.

Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Lower Solu Khumbu
Type of Trek
Family Hiking
9 Days
Highest Elevation
3,070 m (10,072 ft)
Full board during the trek
4* 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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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1338 m/4390 ft)

Our company representative will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu (2470 m/8104 ft)
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 Numbur (6959m), Karyolung (6511m). Upon arrival, you can explore the areas around Phaplu. You can prepare for the trek that begins the next day. Overnight stay at a lodge in Phaplu.

Day 3: Trek from Phaplu to Ringmu (2700 m/8858 ft, 12 km/7.5 mi, 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 Numbur (6959m), Karyolung (6511m) 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 a lodge in Ringmu.

Day 4: Hike to Taksindu-La (3070 m/10072 ft) and surrounding hill,
You wake up early in the morning and hike to Taksindu-La (3070 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 a lodge in Ringmu.

Day 5: Trek from Ringmu to Junbesi (2675 m/8776 ft, 10 km/6.2 mi, 5 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 a lodge in 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 Thupten Chholing 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 a lodge in Junbesi.

Day 7: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu (2470 m/8104 ft, 10 km/6.2 mi, 5 hours)
This is your last day of trekking. The trail slowly climbs down hill until Benighat along the Junbesi Khola. 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 a lodge in Phaplu.

Day 8: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu (1338 m/4390 ft)
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 4-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: Domestic flights for Phaplu are operating only on Sunday and Thursday by Summit Air, Monday and Friday by Tara Air in a week. Horse renting in Everest Region is USD 85 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance. 

Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Tour)
All inclusive Trek Price for single/individual/solo trekker; USD 1485
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers (couples/friends); USD 2690
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers (small groups/family of 3); USD 3705
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers (small groups/family of 4); USD 4620
All inclusive Trek Price for 5 trekkers (small groups/family of 5); USD 5650

Join with us on a Lower Solukhumbu Cultural Trail Trek (Sherpaland) for families in 2023/2024.

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 1,345
EUR 1.254
SFr 1.244
GBP 1.049
AUD 2.004
CAD 1.789
USD 1,015
EUR 946
SFr 939
GBP 792
AUD 1.512
CAD 1.350
USD 915
EUR 853
SFr 847
GBP 714
AUD 1.363
CAD 1.217
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 deluxe accommodation in double/twin bed sharing basis room with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House or Dalai-La Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu.
* Domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu-Phaplu-Kathmandu 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, equipment & insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 20-30 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water, trekking map.
* 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 (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* 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/wifi, hot shower.
* Personal Trekking Equipment like down 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 Solukhumbu Cultural Trail Trek (Sherpaland) for families, 9 Days


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Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH, Switzerland
Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

Ganeshtan-6, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal

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


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.
Dr. Shehla Alvi
1 Adult (1pax)

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