Sholu Khumbu Special

Sholu Khumbu Special

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Starting out at Phaplu, at around 2400 meters, this new trekking holiday gains height gradually, hiking for an average of around 6 hours each day. This is a camping trek, as the lodges in this region are few and far between. The itinerary has been arranged to allow everyone to acclimatize easily, although you will find walking at these elevations to be a little tougher than at sea-level. For the first part of the trek, we are following good tracks and trails between the many Sherpa villages. On the approach to Dudh Kund, we will encounter narrower forest tracks, but nowhere are the conditions underfoot difficult. The nature of the landscape in this area means that there is a fair amount of ascent and descent and for this reason we have placed this trek in the middle of our moderate grade.

Max. Elevation :  4065m Grade :  Moderate
Best season :  Oct-Dec&Feb-May Type of trek :  Camping
Duration :  14 Days Starting point :  Lukla
Ending point :  Kathmandu Highlights :  Nature

This is a newly explored trekking destination in the south of the Solu Khumbu district – the traditional homeland of the Sherpa people. Situated at elevation of between 2000 – 4000 meters with rugged ridge and valley scenery, this is unusually a beautiful part of Nepal and is rarely visited by the mainstream trekkers. During this trek we hike up to the pilgrimage site of Dudh Kunda (Milky Lake- it is widely believed that taking a dip in this frigid water will take away the sins of a lifetime) and to the famous view point of Pikey Peak (4065m) from where there are incredible panorama of full range of Nepal’s Eastern Himalaya including Mt. Numbur (6958m), Karyolung, Makalu, Kanchenjung, Annapurna, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse, Nuptse, Khatang, Thamserku, and a somehow distant perspective of Mt. Everest. Although relatively a short one, the trek provides the opportunity for covering every aspect of Solu Khumbu’s attractions including breathtaking mountain scenery and culture immersion.  Passing through pine, oak and thick rhododendron forest to the holy lake of Dudh Kunda, the journey also includes a visit to the famous Thupten Choling monastery and exposes insights into the tradition and culture of Sherpa people residing in the region.

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu International Airport- T I A (1300m) and transfer to hotel.

 Day 02: After breakfast we set out for an extensive guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley’s cultural, historical, religious and (world heritage) sites. During the course, we visit the famous Pashupatinath temple of Lord Shiva situated at the holy bank of River Bagmati where we will also observe the Hindu cremation ritual. We then proceed to the Boudhanath stupa, a major pilgrimage centre for the Buddhist faith which also is the largest of its kind in the world. We then have a short break for lunch followed by a visit to Swoyambhunath stupa also known as the Monkey Temple from where we can have a bird’s eye view of whole of Kathmandu valley. Following this we then proceed for a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, the oldest royal palace of Kathmandu and a UNESCO world heritage site.  The whole are of Kathmandu Durbar Square is dotted with numerous fascinating Nepalese architect dating back many centuries. The site is also the home to Nepal’s living Goddess – Kumari, where we will also have the opportunity to experience firsthand this unique Nepali tradition.  In the evening we will attend the welcome dinner hosted by Makalu Adventure with live Nepalese culture shows.



Day 03: Kathmandu – Phaplu – Salleri (2390m).
An early start for the dramatic flight through the mountains to Phaplu (2469m). After lunch we have a short trek to our first night's halt at the campsite in Salleri.


Day 04: Salleri - Dandakharka (2560m):
We begin our trekking today travelling south to the village of Dorpu, crossing the Khoriya Khola and ascending to the sherpa village of Ghatte Khola. After lunch we continue to a viewpoint from which we can see Mera Peak, Numbur and Thamserku. An undulating walk then takes us to our camp at Dandakharka.


Day 05: Dandakharka - Jhapre (2820m):
During today's trek, we can see several of the world's highest peaks. An optional early morning walk to a nearby ridge gives us a first view of Everest, before we have breakfast and trek to the Sisa Khola. Here, we cross the river and continue up to Jhape (2820m) where we camp with views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Makalu and Kanchenjunga!


Day 05: Jhapre - Base of Pikey Peak (3640m).
We continue to have views of four of the world's highest peaks, as we climb steadily upwards through forest and along one of the finest ridge walks you can imagine. We camp at the base of Pikey Peak.


Day 06: Pikey Peak -   Pikey Peak (4065m) - Lamjura La:
The steep ascent brings us within a couple of hours to the summit of Pikey Peak (4065m) where we are rewarded with some phenomenal views of Everest and the Khumbu Mountains. On a clear day, we can also see the distant Annapurnas. We descend to Jhase Bhanjyang for lunch and then to camp at the foot of the Lamjura La.


Day 07: Lamjura La - Mopung Valley:
An easy walk today takes us to Junbesi and then to our camp in the Mopung Valley. The afternoon is free to visit the Buddhist monastery of Thupten Choling.


Day 08: Mopung Valley – Pare Danda:
After a rest and a good breakfast we trek northwards across the beautiful Pare Danda to camp at the yak pastures below the Dudh Kund. Here we camp for two nights.


Day 09: Free day / exploration
We have a day of exploration in the shadow of the Dudh Kund (4561m). With many routes to choose from we have the option of a short or long walk. We return to camp at the yak pastures.


Day 10: Pare Danda - Ringmu
Leaving the high pastures with turn south. Passing through the sherpa village of Timba we descent to Ringmu, which is situated on the main trail from Jiri to Lukla. Camp in Ringmu.


Day 11: Ringmu – Phaplu:
Our last trekking day is short with an easy trail back to Phaplu, where we camp in readiness for our flight in the morning.


Day 12: Phaplu – Kathmandu:
Taking a morning flight to Kathmandu, we will have plenty of time after lunch for further sightseeing or shopping. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Patan, return to Kathmandu followed by a farewell dinner in the evening hosted by Makalu Adventure.

Day 14: Final departure.

Trip Cost Includes
  • All ground transfer by private vehicles as per our itinerary
  • Fine hotel –Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu (twin sharing including b/f and taxes)
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepalese cultural program hosted by Makalu Adventure
  • Guided sightseeing around Kathmandu world heritage sites including all entrance fees
  • All domestic airfares (Kathmandu-Phaplu- Kathmandu)
  • Organized camping trek arrangements including all high quality German Salewa / UK Super Quasar camping equipment such as two men tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, tables, chairs, mattresses,  hot water bags, pillows, inner sheets etc.
  • Everyday three times hot meals while on trekking prepared by our professional kitchen crew.
  • National park, conservation area permit and fees
  • Guide, porters, their daily wages, insurances with all necessary lodging / fooding arrangements.
  • Administration service during rescue and evacuation (if required)
  • Down jacket, sleeping bags, Trekking kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map and trekking Poles
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
Trip Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Airport taxes.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, showers etc).
  • Rescue and evacuation if required.
  • Tips and gratitude

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