• Duration:11 Nights 12 Days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max. Altitude: 2900 m
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Activity: Hiking & Trekking
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Solu Sherpa Culture Trekking

Solu Sherpa Culture Trekking explores the less 'touristy' part of the Solu Khumbu for a taste of authentic Sherpa culture. The Sherpa Culture Trek is a fairly short and easy trek and a great way to explore the beautiful scenery of Everest Region. The Everest Region can be divided into two parts, Solu and Khumbu. The Solu region is less traveled than Khumbu which has become so busy it may be difficult to recognize the Sherpa culture apart from the trekking culture. The Sherpa Culture Trek  starts with a short flight to Phaplu and explores the scenic hills below Numbur Himal, 6950m. 

Junbesi is one of most beautiful Sherpa villages you will visit on the trail where you will experience Sherpa culture and their ancient Tibetan-Buddhist religion. A most fascinating monastery, believed to be built in 16th century, sits in the middle of Junbesi. All its walls and ceilings are painted with Buddhist paintings (Thankas) and in the middle there is a huge statue of Buddha. We trek to the other side of the valley to Ringmu, where endless mule-trains laden with large sacks lumber into the hinterland. The bells on their neck echo into the valley. The trail climbs steeply uphill to the pass at Taksindo, at  3070 metres. There is a huge stupa and a large decorated gate at the peak of this pass where we descend on a rugged flagstone path into another valley. 

Solu Sherpa Culture Trekking is the prefect destination for people of all ages and is the perfect trek for those who can not afford more time for trekking in the high mountains. We see excellent view of Mount Everest including Thamserku (6623m.), Kantega (6780m.), Kusum Kangaru (6370m.) and Mera Peak (6650m.)  We spend the nights in the warm welcome of local guesthouses.

Ready to challenge yourself with an interesting climb of a 6000m peak? We organize exciting adventure climbs of Island Peak 6189m and Lobuche East Peak 6119m as an add on climb to any of the Everest region treks. We recommend our guests to do the Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek or Khumbu Three High Passes Trek before attempting for either Island Peak or Lobuche East Peak.

If you trek in the months between April to June, the blooms of Rhododendron trees paint the hillsides. In the Autumn (September-November)  when the skies are exceptionally clear, there are a lot of festivals. The four day Dhumji festival which falls in May or June each year. 

Highlights of Solu Sherpa Culture Trekking

  • authentic Sherpa villages
  • few tourists in this area
  • ancient Buddhist stupas, mani walls, chortens and monasteries
  • view from Phurtung: Mount Everest, Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum Kangaru, and Mera Peak
  • view from Taksindu La: Mera North, Mera Central, Mera South, Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum Kangaru, Numbur, and Karyolung


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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu: 1,300 m/4,265 ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be staying before commencing the trip. 

  • Hotel

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option. 

  • Breakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel

We fly on a twin-engine Otter to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the High Solu area. The sights from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Phaplu , we meet the rest of our staff and porters. The Phaplu is small airstrip in Solukhumbu; we start very few treks from Phaplu it takes 35 minute by plane. When you get down from plane, you can see excellent view of Sherpa town and Numbur/Khatang/Kerolung. See the local market in Salleri and visit local monasteries. Visit Chilsa monastery. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House / Lodge

The Trekking trail follows Beni through a pine tree, River bank and alive with birds. As large numbers of Sherpa people live in Solukhumbu, therefore it is popularly known as Sherpa village Junebesi. We stay overnight at guesthouse.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House / Lodge

The High solu Trekking begins with Rest day at Junbesi and hang around or visit Thubten Chholing Monastery known as Nunnery Monastery on two hours side trip after 3 days harassing working, Observe wildlife and vegetation on the way. Visit Thuptenchholing monastery. Observe traditional Tibetan medicinal therapy at Thuptenchholing. Visit Phunmoche monastery and meditation cave,

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House / Lodge

Today the Sherpa culture trekking enters just below the stupa, cross the bridge over the Junbesi Khola. Take the downstream path following the signs to Namche. A little further on, at a Y junction, follow the left hand uphill path to Namche. to Phurteng (2900m.) which takes approximately 2 hours. The beginning of your trek is gently ascent for Phurteng. From this place, you could see the first view of Mount Everest including Thamserku (6623m.), Kantega (6780m.), Kusum Kangaru (6370m.) and Mera Peak (6650m.) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House / Lodge

This trek joines the High Solu Trek to the Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trekking. Continue along the level path towards the north east. After 30 minutes, pass a small village, Salung, with at least two lodges reach a prayer wall marking the village boundary - here the path starts to gently descend.

After about an hour, the path rounds a corner, and to the north is a magnificent view of Numbur 6,959 metres, at the head of the Dudhkund Khola valley. A little further on is a teahouse with an even better view - a great place for a break with its abundant fruit orchards. We are Seeing Sherpa settlement on the way. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House / Lodge

Your trek is immediately; your trail is steeply up for half hour to the Taksindu La Pass (3100m.). From this point, you could see excellent mountain views. Thamserku (6623m.), Kantega (6780m.), Kusum Kangaru (6370m.) and Mera Peak (6650m.) There is an old Monastery for visiting and come back to Ringmu. Pass the Taksindu Monastery (4 hours). Taksindu Monastery was founded in 1946 by Lama Chuldim of Tengboche. He was joined by other monks living in remote parts of Khumbu, who wished to return to live in Solu, nearer to their home villages. Like the other monasteries in the region, it is a Nyingma Pa 'Red Hat' Buddhist monastery. A little lower is the Mountain View Lodge, run by the monastery.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House / Lodge

Taksindu La – Phaplu walk will be done through mixed alpine forests. Experience wildlife and birdwatching. See Sherpa settlement. See wildlife and vegetation. Watch cultural show which will be performed on request. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House / Lodge

Today, you'll take an early flight to Kathmandu.  

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles, and then we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square . Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum . Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple , Datatriya temple, exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal . And Patan is located 7 km away from Kathmandu , this city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

Transfer to international airport for your final departure. Our Airport Representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal

  • Breakfast

What's Included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 7 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Excess baggage charge(s) (Domestic Flights).
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Phaplu (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes.