The Solu area of Nepal boasts beautiful views of Everest, Shorung Yu La, Kanteiga, other snow-capped mountains, some of Nepal's most interesting monasteries, friendly Sherpas and trekking routes with few tourists.

Beginning in Phaplu, with views of Shorung Yu La, the holiest mountain to the Solu Sherpas, you will climb to Chiwong monastery, with its beautiful frescoes, and then to Junbesi, site of the first of Rural Education and Development's libraries. After visiting the town, we walk to Tuptencholing, the most important monastery in the area and one of the most famous in all Nepal. From Tuptencholing our trek takes us up over the ridge, with spectacular views of the Himalayan range, down to the banks of the Beni Khola, and then up to Dudh Kund, a 16,000 foot glacial lake at the base of Shorung Yu La, and one of the most important pilgrimage lakes for both Hindus and Buddhists. After visiting the lake, we will descend to the charming monastery of Tragshindu, before returning to Phaplu and Kathmandu.

Dates and Land Cost

Starting at $3395.00 per person (based on 4-6 people)

Dates: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (Dumje Festival) and Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - Monday, November 30, 2015 (Chiwong Mani Rimdu)

Please note: Custom dates and prices available

Trip Concepts

  • Cultures and Crafts
  • Religion and Pilgrimage Sites

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Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu; Welcome dinner.
Day 2 Tour the Swayambunath, Pashupatinath and Bodhanath.
Day 3 Fly Phaplu. Hike to Junbesi and explore the town.
Day 4 Day in Junbesi. In spring, enjoy the Dumje Festival.
Day 5 Hike to the monastery of Tuptencholing, visit monastery and camp beyond.
Day 6 Head to an abandoned cheese factory and enjoy sights of Shorung Yu La.
Day 7 Contour over to the Beni Khola River.
Day 8 Hike up to Dudh Kund.
Day 9 Continue to Tragshindo Monastery.
Day 10 Hike down to Chiwong Monastery. Fall, enjoy Mani Rimdu Festival.
Day 11 AM in Chiwong. Mid-afternoon downhill to Phaplu.
Day 12 Fly Kathmandu.
Day 13 Visit Patan and Bhaktapur.
Day 14 Depart Nepal for home.

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