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.