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Lower Solukhumbu Eco Trek

12 Days

A superb newly developed trail, this trek offers people, culture, tradition, landscape and lifestyle in the lap of the world’s highest mountain.

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Trip Highlights

  • Halesi Hindu pilgrimage temple through hilly terrain
  • A view of the beautiful surroundings of Everest and Lamidanda
  • Necha village and Magar culture observation
  • Great drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu

Lower Solukhumbu Eco Trek is a Community Based Eco trail is one of the best newly developed trekking trail which goes through the lower elevation of Solukhumbu and its neighboring district. This journey deals with People, culture, custom tradition, landscape and way of living in the lap of world tallest mountain Mt Everest. This trek would be the best option who is willing to explore lower elevation territory around Khumbu Everest Himalaya. During the journey we can witness Sherpa, Magar, Rai and other caste people living in a harmony following own rituals and religion. This trek is suitable for all age groups because it goes through lower elevation and the trail difficulty is less.

Lower Solukhumbu Eco Trek starts at Halesi Khotang at 1355 m elevation and Halesi is one of the famous Hindu temple in Nepal. Next day after visiting the temple the trail goes towards Lamidanda where we can see small airfield. We stay overnight at Lamidanda which seems like the hill station. On a clear day we can see good Mountain View from Lamidanda. The Next day trail goes downhill and crosses the river and goes uphill towards the village of Necha. Necha is one of the famous village in Solukhumbu district where Sherpa, Magar , Rai, Brahmin & Dalit people are living in a harmony and prosperity. They are following their own religion and rituals here we can see the majority of people following both Buddhism & Hinduism. Next day after we leave Necha our trek heads towards Kangel at 1700 m where we can see another small airfield. The way of building the houses are really unique and awesome here in Kangel village. The houses build here are mostly cold resisting inside which is very essential for winter. After Kangel the trail heads towards Jha-Sa which is 2690M high above the sea level where we can see the changing flora-fauna, people and way of living because here at this altitude it start getting more cold and the landscape seems more alpine. Next day we head towards Phaplu via Salleri which is the district headquarter we can see many people from nearby village coming here for shopping and for administrative work. As we continue further we can reach our destination Phaplu which is small town where there is small airfield. There are bunches of hotel, lodges, restaurants & bars. Next day we take a 7 to 8 hours Jeep from this to Kathmandu.

Lower Solukhumbu Eco Trek is the mixed flavored journey that traverse through the Pilgrimage town of Halesi in Khotang district and it goes through different terrain of Solukhunbu district where we can see Sherpa, Rai, Magar, Brahmin, Chhetri & Dalit people with their enriched culture and tradition. This trek would be the best choice if you are unable to do physically strenuous and high altitude trekking.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu. Transfer to Kathmandu hotel
Day 2 : Stay in Kathmandu for trek preparation and exploration
Day 3 : Kathmandu to Haleshi (1355M) / 8 hours by bus / Overnight at local lodge
Day 4 : Halesi to Lamidanda (1219 M) / 7 hrs walk / Overnight at local homestay or hill lodge
Day 5 : Lamidanda to Necha (1500m) / 7.5 hours walk / Overnight at local homestay or mountain lodge
Day 6 : Necha to Kangel (1700m) / 8 hours walk / Overnight at local homestay or hill lodge
Day 7 : Rest day at Necha (1500m)
Day 8 : Kangel to Jha-Sa (2690M) / 7.5 hours walk / Overnight at local homestay or hill lodge
Day 9 : Jha-Sa to Phaplu (2470M) / 4 hours walk / Overnight at local homestay or mountain lodge
Day 10 : Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu / 7/8 hours
Day 11 : Free day in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 12 : Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for final departure

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Trip Itinerary


Cost Inclusion

  • Camping logistical arrangements for your comfort
  • Comfortable lodges and high quality tent during the trek
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu (Avalon house) It is conveniently located at Thamel, the main tourist hub of Kathmandu
  • Welcome and farewell dinner (all breakfasts in Kathmandu)
  • All meals (B,L,D) include tea and coffee during the trek
  • Hot boiled water for drinking purposes and seasonal fresh fruits
  • Trekking permits + National park permit and (TIMs) card
  • All ground transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Experienced local trek guide and support staff
  • Best possible equipment for staffs and porters
  • First aid kit with high-altitude medications
  • Staff equipment, insurance and allowances
  • All arrival and departure in Kathmandu airport
  • Emergency Rescue Service

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare, Nepal Visa
  • Travel insurance. (recommended)
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu or during the trek for any reason (early arrival or delay, early arrival from the trek for any reason)
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Helicopter rescue costs
  • Staff tips

Useful Info

  • As there are no ATMs in the trek, you should carry enough cash in the NPR for the trek.
  • Make sure, you have enough sleeping bags for high altitude.
  • Bring a universal travel adapter for power sockets, sometimes teahouses may not have an acceptor to charge your gadget.
  • It is advisable to carry a portable charger, power bank, extra batteries and memory cards on the trek.
  • Carry a DSLR camera or best gadget, to capture the best picture of the view of the mountains.
  • Ask the people before taking the photographer and take off the shoes and sandals before entering the home or temple.

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Lower Solukhumbu Eco Trek

Trip Facts

  • 11 N/ 12 Days
  • Moderate
  • Spring & Autumn
  • 2690 Meters
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Private Comfortable 4WD
  • Homestay & Camping
  • 2 Max 12


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