This trip through the Solu or lower Everest region of Nepal is truly a camping trek and travels through primarily Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, including Tuptencholing, the holiest of monasteries to the Solu Sherpas. At the end of the trek, however, in Jiri and Changma you also blend with Brahman, Chhetri and other ethnic groups. Because there are few lodges and one has to camp, the area does not see a lot of tourism, part of the charm. Along the way, you spend a lot of time with the locals, experience the services at the monasteries, visit one of the original Hillary schools, and, in spring, enjoy the Dumje Festival in Junbesi. To add to the experience, you have excellent views of mountains such as Numbur, Kanteiga and even Everest from a distance.
With you will be a guide, porters and a cook, who will provide a delicious blend of Nepali and western food.
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive Kathmandu. Met and transferred to hotel. Afternoon walk and welcome dinner.
Visit Swayambu, Pashupati and Boudhanath
Fly Phaplu. Hike to Chiwong Monastery
Head down from Chiwong and over to Tuptencholing. Explore the monastery
Head to Junbesi via Pumoche. Spring – Enjoy the Dumje Festival
Explore Junbesi and vicinity. Spring – watch the Dumje Festival
Trek to Loding
Climb pass to Pike (13,270 feet). Descend to Nauri for the night
Trek to Bandar
Trek or drive on local vehicle to Jiri via Thodung and Shivalaya
Drive Kathmandu in a private car. Afternoon Free
Visit Patan and Bhaktapur. Farewell dinner
Transfer to the airport for flight home.