Lower Sherpaland (Solu Region) Family Lodge Trek, 9 Days
Fact of the Trek;
Highest Elevation: 3070m
Best Season: Autumn (Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April)
Mode of Trek: Lodge to Lodge
Trek Start/End: Phaplu
Culture: Majority of Sherpa
Himalayan Sights: Numbur Chuli and other snow-capped mountains.
High Lights of the Trek: Stunning view of high Himalayan Range, typical lifestyle and culture of Sherpa, scenic and picturesque villages, ancient Monasteries, wildlife, beautiful terraced fields, dense rhododendron forest.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and meet with our airport representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and refreshment, relax. Stay Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu 2470m,
Early in the morning, pick up in your Hotel and transfer to domestic airport, flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu. Then, we will visit the surrounding hills and villages near the Phaplu airport. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 3: Trek from Phaplu to Ringmo 2700m/5 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we prepare our luggage and start our trek from our Lodge; our trail goes passing the terraced fields and small villages, along the Dudh Kund Stream. Then, we gradually 3 hours climb up through the dense forests. We will have our lunch on the way and after lunch, we ascend 2 hours trail until reaching Ringmo Village, a small Sherpa Village dotted with apple, peach and apricot orchards. We have short glimpse of Numbur Chuli and other snow-capped mountains. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 4: Hike to Traksindo-La 3070m and surrounding hill,
In the morning after breakfast, we climb uphill to Traksindo-La, above the Ringmo, the trail climbs steeply through pine and rhododendron forest to a long mani wall in the hamlet of Pangma, where a signposted side trail branches north towards Dudh Kund (Milk Lake), a remote lake set at 4500m beneath the mountain wall of Numbur. Above the turn off, the trail climbs to a striking beehive stupa surrounding by mani walls, and on to a broad flat pass marked by a white chhorten and several wooden tea-houses at Traksindo-La. From this view point, we can see Mt. Numbur Chuli, the holy mountain of Solu Region and other snowy mountains. A few minutes beyond the pass, on the eastern side, the trail passes the isolated Traksindo Gompa, one of the largest and most impressive monasteries in the Solu Region. Set in a complex of monks’ cells, the monastery features fine murals and provides a home for 17 novices. Although parts of the monastery seem ancient, the gompa was actually founded in 1946 by a monk from Tengboche. We visit this ancient Gonpa and have a lunch there. After lunch, we back to same way through the pine and rhododendron forests until reaching Ringmo Village. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 5: Trek from Ringmo to Junbesi 2675m/6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we climb down through the meadow for 20 minutes and cross over the suspension bridge. Then, the trail slowly ascends through the pine forest, heading to Salaung, which has a handful homely teahouse. From the village, there are sweeping views south towards Sallery and the Phaplu airstrip. Again, we continue our trail ascends through meadows and copses of pines until reaching ridge-top village of Phurteng. Compensation comes in the form of your first glimpse of Mt. Everest, tucked between the snowy crown of Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusumkangaru and Mera Peak. We will have a lunch there with viewing stunning mountains. After lunch, we make a steep, draining climb down into the trees, looping in and out of the side valleys that are used for grazing by herders from Junbesi. Finally, we reach in Junbesi Village after cross the wooden bridge. This sprawling village of large white houses with carved Tibetan-Style windows and overhanging eaves is set among scattered orchards above the Junbesi Khola. The lodges here make an excellent base for short treks to Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in the surrounding valleys. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 6: Exploring the Junbesi Village and Buddhist Monastery,
In the morning, after breakfast, we visit the surrounding hills and some Buddhist Monasteries. With its attractive lodges and bazzar atmosphere, Junbesi is a good place to take a rest day and there are some of interesting side walks to Buddhist Monasteries in the surrounding valleys. The valley of Junbesi Khola runs north towards Thubten Chholing Monastery, a huge Tibetan Buddhist Monastery founded by the revered Lama Trulsik Rinpoche, who fled to Nepal from Rongbuk Gompa in Tibet with a large group of Anis (Nuns) and monks in the 1960s. Since then, many more refugees have fled to Thubten Chholing en route to join the Dalai Lama at Dharamsala in India. The small monastic cells dotted around the hillside are reserved for private meditation by resident monks and nuns. The trail to Thupten chholing starts in front of the Junbesi Gompa and follows the west bank of the Junbesi Khola upstream past a Chhorten. Cross to the east bank by the power house at Mopung, and then climb the ridge to the Gompa. After visit the Monastery, we same way back to our Lodge. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2470m/5 hours,
Today is our last trek day, we start our trek after breakfast, and our trail leads down hills to reach Phaplu. We walk along the Junbesi Khola to join our main trail where the trail heads to Ringmo Village. We will have our lunch on the way, and then we continue our trail until reaching Phaplu. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 8: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu and our car come to pick up us and transfer to Hotel.
Day 9: Final Departure depending on your schedule transfer to International Airport.
Our Tour Package includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Domestic flight ticket from KTM-Phaplu-KTM and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot 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.
* Tourist service charge,
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.
Our Tour Package 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.
N.B: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.
Grade: (Moderate) [ Explain ]
|Start date||End date||Availability|
|Trip is available|
|Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2000m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.|
|This involves longer treks (five to ten days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 900m to 3000m.|
(Moderate to strenuous)
|A reasonably demanding trek at an altitude up to 4000m with side trips to higher elevations. The trails are sometimes uncharted and away from inhabited areas.|
|These treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3500 and 5000m. & there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit & enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.|
|This trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at an altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.|
|Standard||Ideal for backpackers, students, travellers, very basic accomodation 1 * or none*, group travel in bus.|
|3 Star||Nice ** to*** star hotel ideal for the normal traveller family, couples, hotels are clean and monitored by our company, breakfast usually included. Travels are in van or 4 seater jeep.|
|4-5 Star||**** to ***** star Hotels with all possible international comfort, where available SAT TV. SPA etc. brekfast included for the traveller who wants to be spoiled , travelling in privat car, Jeep.|
There will be a cancellation fee of 25% for any cancellation three weeks prior to Tour departure date, 50% two weeks prior to Tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.