‘cultural, scenic walksfrom mid hills Solu to high Khumbu and Everest base camp’

Highlights:

“Enjoy walks visiting interesting rural farm villages of Solu areas south of Everest
On quiet, pleasant trail and least ventured areas seldom trekked by few visitors
Adventure around both sides of Everest region within Solu and Khumbu districts
Exciting journey to Nepal Mid East where walk starts to Everest base camp
From south of Everest towards north at high and scenic Khumbu region
Adventure from green tree lines to sheer wilderness of ice and glaciers” 

Season for Solu and Khumbu to EverestBase Camp Trekking:
March to May andSeptember to December months, best times from March to May when wild flowersare in season, with clear morning but can get overcast during late afternoontimes. 

October to earlyDecember another good months for clear views of mountains where temperaturesdrops down to minus degree Celsius in the morning and nights as well in shadesaway from sunlight’s with chances of snow on some high areas and on routeEverest Base Camp.

Introduction:

Solu Khumbuand Everest Base Camp Trekking, with a some difference to other main popularwalks to high Khumbu and Everest Base Camp, where on this adventure startingfrom mid hill villages and town of Solu, south of Everest.

Since theconstruction of motorable road from Kathmandu to Solu area started andcompleted last decade, making it much possible as well with various options totake to reach Everest Base Camp.

NepalHoliday Service offers you this classic adventure where you can explore bothsides of Everest region around Solu and Khumbu villages and towns and witnessits age-old culture and heritage of great interest, where Solu area inhabitedwith mix hill people of Rai-Sherpa-Tamang-Magar-Newar and some Hindu Brahminsand Chettries.

A culturalblend of both Hindu and Buddhist religions around Solu towns and villages,beginning with long exciting overland journey to reach at Salleri and then atPhaplu to start our marvelous Solu-Khumbu and Everest Base Camp Trekking.

As walkbegins heading past rural farm villages and neat terraces to join the trailcoming from Jiri at Ringmo nice village and then over a small pass of Takshinduwith long descend to reach at Dudh Kosi River, where climb leads past number ofnice Sherpa villages and into cool shade of forest to reach at high Khumbuarea.

On reachingthe mainstream path joining with Luka path where you will find a differencewalking from tranquil Solu to Khumbu area, but the main trail is equallyinteresting and scenic as walk leads you past many religious monuments and intoforested area, then with long climb to reach at famous large village of NamcheBazaar.

At Namchewith acclimatization days as well to explore its scenic places and continuewalk as elevation gains slowly to reach at scenic and beautiful ThyangbocheMonastery surrounded by snow-capped peaks and green forest.

Journeycontinues on leaving green vegetation and tree lines for arid and windsweptcountry as our walk leads closer to mountainous areas then finally reaching ourmain destinations at Everest Base Camp.

At EverestBase Camp where your dreams turns into scenic reality enclosed within giantpeaks and close to notorious Khumbu-Ice Fall and glaciers, enjoying a time ofyour life where next adventure takes you to climb reaching on top of Kalapatharat 5,545 m the highest point of the journey.

Facingmagnificent panorama of mountains with close views of Mt. Everest then on  downhill walk back at Namche Bazaar and thenat Lukla town where short and scenic flight brings you at Kathmandu to completeour remarkable and fabulous adventure on Solu-Khumbu and Everest Base CampTrekking.    

Brief Itinerary:

Day01:          On arrival in Kathmandu meetour staff for transfer to hotel.

Day02:          InKathmandu trek preparation and sightseeing tour.Day 03:          Drive to Salleri2,413 m on jeep – 08 hrs.
Day 04:          Trek to Taksindu Dada 2,931 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05:          Trek Khari Khola 2,370 m- 07 hrs.
Day 06:          Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m –06 hrs.
Day 07:          Trek to Phakding 2,654m-05 hrs.
Day 08:          Trek to Namche Bazaar3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 09:          Rest day at Namche Bazaarfor acclimatization and excursion.
Day 10:          Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m -05 hrs. 
Day 11:          Trekto Dingboche 4,365 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12:          Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m –05 hrs.
Day 13:          To Everest Base Camp5,365 m back at Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs.
Day 14:          Morning to Kalapathar at 5,545m trek to Pangboche 3,900 m-06 hrs.
Day 15:          Trekto Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 16:          Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 17:          Flyto Kathmandu and transfer to your hotels.
Day 18:          In Kathmandu spare andcontingency day
Day 19:          International Departurehomeward bound.  

 

Itinerary


  1. Day 1

    On arrival in Kathmandu meet our staff for transfer to hotel.

    At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport received by guide and staff of the company for short transfer to your hotels in the centre of Kathmandu at Thamel area, the happening and exciting place of the city.

    On checking your rooms and then meet other trek members at main hall or in a lobby, where guide offers necessary information regarding treks and other important details.

    Evening includes group dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with folk culture program with various dances of Nepal while having

  2. Day 2

    In Kathmandu trek preparation and sightseeing tour.

    Morning at leisure with options for tour around Kathmandu at places of interest and on afternoon preparation for trek to Solu-Khumbu Everest base camp, next early morning.

  3. Day 3

    Drive to Phaplu - Salleri 2,413 m on jeep - 08 hrs.

    Our great adventure to Everest Base Camp Trek starts with exciting drive to reach at Mid East Nepal in Solu, within south of Everest as drive leads past towns and villages of Himalayan foothills and to lovely place of Dhulikhel.

    Journey continues further east on winding road to Ramechap and then at Solu areas past Salleri headquarter town of Solu-Khumbu for overnight stop in a Sherpa village at Phaplu, after a great scenic and long overland from Kathmandu.

  4. Day 4

    Trek to Taksindu Dada 2,931 m - 06 hrs.

    After overnight at Phaplu near main Salleri the headquarter town of Solu-Khumbu district, walk begins on winding path facing glimpse of Khumbu Mountains with views of Mt. Everest, where climb leads to cross over a bridge towards Ringmo village.

    From Ringmo, gradual uphill into forest of pines and rhododendron trees to reach at Takshindu and the pass at 3,070 m, the top marked with Mani Stupa or chhorten with views of Numbur, Kusum Kangguru, Thamersarkhu and Kantega peaks towards North direction.

     From here a short walk downhill to Takshindu village for overnight stop with time to visit its interesting monastery.

  5. Day 5

    Trek Khari Khola 2,370 m- 07 hrs.

    Morning long downhill to Nunthala village, also known Manidingma a large hill village inhabited by mix tribe with Rai and Sherpa communities as walk continues down to Dudh Kosi River, then crossing over a river where short climb lead to nice Jubing village.

    From here an hour uphill to reach Khari-Khola for overnight stops, in one of the largest village inhabited by Sherpa, Magar and Rai people.

  6. Day 6

    Trek to Surkhe 2,295 m - 06 hrs.

    After overnight at Khari-Khola morning route leads to climb on a high ridge of Bupsa an isolated Sherpa farm village, located on a hill top, offers grand views of rolling hills and valleys, from here with more ups into serene cool forest to reach at Paiya / Pyuin then downhill to Surkhe, located beneath Lukla town and runway airstrip.

  7. Day 7

    Trek to Phakding 2,654 m-05 hrs.

    Morning starts on gradual winding uphill path past several Sherpa farm villages with views of Kongde and Kusum-Khanguru to reach at a place where Lukla and route of Salleri meets.

    After a pleasant short stop continue walk on main trails to Everest to Pkhading village for overnight stop.

  8. Day 8

    Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.

    From here on gradual walk into pine forest then over a long suspension bridge, above Dudh Kosi River to reach at Monjo village, as walk leads to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.

    Walk over a bridge to last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar, route leads on river bed then after crossing high bridge where few hours climb reaches you at famous Namche Bazaar, and the main town or big village of Khumbu area, where busy and colorful market takes place once a week in Saturday.

  9. Day 9

    Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

    Spending rest day for acclimatization morning options for hike to Everest View Hotel or walk to the top hill of Namche for fantastic views of dramatic landscapes with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam with series of high peaks, enjoying views visit its interesting National Parks Museum offers wide information of the Khumbu region with Sherpa history-culture-flora and fauna includes early mountaineering expedition details.

  10. Day 10

    Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m -05 hrs.

    From Namche Bazaar with pleasant overnight stops walk uphill from Namche to reach a hill top, as route leads on scenic wide path facing views of Everest-Amadablam and adjoining peaks, the slowly walks heads downhill to Phunge-Tenga on crossing over Imjatse River located in forested area, here for possible lunch stop.

    Afternoon climb into cool forest on winding uphill to reach at famous

    and scenic Thyangboche monastery for overnight stop in a nice surrounding

    encircled by series of peaks facing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam

    and range of mountains.

     

    At Thyangboche visit the monastery an interesting place for short tour adorned

    with colorful Buddhist religious painting, fresco and tapestry includes large idols

    of Buddha and other famous Gurus.

  11. Day 11

    Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m - 05 hrs.

    After Thyangboche walk descend into cool shade of nice forest to a bridge

    where short climb leads beyond tree lines with only for short few juniper

    and rhododendron bushes, as walk reach at Pangboche village  with views of

    towering Mt. Amadablam and Everest.

     

    From Pangboche slow climb to Somare with much closer views of Amadablam

    peak and then on gentle up to reach a junction of Pheriche and Dingboche route,

    our walks follows east a short descend to a river and climb to reach at scenic

    Imjatse valley where Dingboche located with tremendous views of Amadablam

    North Face with Island Peak, at Dingboche for overnight stop.

  12. Day 12

    Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m - 05 hrs.

    From Dingboche morning walk up to reach a ridge marked with Buddhist prayer monument, and then on gentle high hills  path to reach at Thugla, a small spot having few lodges and Tea- Houses, here Khumbu glaciers melts into torrential river.

    An ideal spot for lunch break, afternoon climb to a steep ridge then reaching on top of Thugla ridge or pass, here one can observe many tombs and memorial of
    Everest or other peak climbers and mountaineers, after a short break walk continues on gradual trail to react at Lobuche for overnight facing views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

  13. Day 13

    Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and at Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.

    Today where our adventure leads you to our final destinations and highlight as walk takes you at Everest Base Camp, starting slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walk leads past moraine of rocky dunes to reach at Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Kalapathar Hill top and Pumori peaks and on route to Everest base camp.

    Gorakshep was an early base camp of Mt. Everest before it moved further, from here walk on moraine and glacier section to reach our major destination at Everest base camp facing grand views of Nuptse-Lo la, Lhotse standing close to massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers.

    In high season of mountaineering expeditions this place will be very busy and active with climbers interesting to visit expeditions various camps.

    Enjoying grand time and then back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure on visiting Everest base camp, Gorakshep located beneath high rocky Kalapathar Hill and Mt. Pumori.

  14. Day 14

    Morning to Kalapathar at 5,545 m trek to Pangboche 3,900 m-06 hrs.

    Morning climb on top Kalapatthar at the height of 5,545 m, the highest spot of the adventure offers marvelous mountain panorama with close views of Everest.

    After marveling breathtaking views descend to Gorakshep and continue walk down past Lobuche and Thugla, as walk leads within windy valley of Pheriche, after a pleasant stop for lunch at Pheriche a short climb to a ridge and on descend to Pangboche village for overnight stop.

  15. Day 15

    Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.

    From Pangboche a long day trek where trail descends to a bridge above Imjatse River with few hours climb to Thyangboche Monastery, and then back in green vegetation and tree lines, spending short to enjoy scenic mountain views with Everest and majestic Amadablam.

    After Thyangboche descend to Phunki Tenga and with climb for an hour to a small place of Kyanjima, from here on pleasant scenic trail for short hours to reach at Namche for overnight stop.

  16. Day 16

    Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.

    Today another long day walk but with difference as altitude drops every few hours making it much easier to enjoy views on this last day of the adventure as route lead on same scenic trail back at Phakding, and then on pleasant trail of few short ups and down reaching at Choplung village, where an hour climb reaches you at Lukla for final overnight stop around high Khumbu and Everest area.

    In Lukla celebrate last night dinner among fellow trekkers, guides and porters after a fantastic time on Everest Base Camp Luxury trekking.

  17. Day 17

    Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotels.

    Morning walk to Luka airport which is known as Tenzing-Hillary, tribute to late legendry mountaineers who conquered Mt. Everest in May 29th 1953, and then  board in a small aircraft for short scenic flight to reach back at Kathmandu, where a short drive brings you back to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

  18. Day 18

    In Kathmandu spare and contingency day

    Reserve as spare day or contingency in case of flight delay which might lead to cancellation in bad and unfavorable weather conditions in Lukla at the end or in the beginning, this free day one can spend for your own individual activities.

  19. Day 19

    International Departure homeward bound.

    Enjoying magnificent adventure around Nepal Himalaya on Solu-Khumbu and

    Everest Base Camp trekking, depart from the hotel to Kathmandu international

    airport for your onward flight back to home or to next port of call.