Inside Solukhumbu cultural trek that mean, apart of SoluDudakunda Municipality, Solukhumbu and also known as the land of Sherpa’s is a fantastic trekking destination for those who want to admire the magnificent Himalayas and observe the natural diversity and ethnic culture of the lesser explored lower Solukhumbu region. The inside Solukhumbu Cultural Trek takes you through the rhododendron forests, Buddhist monasteries, and traditional Sherpa villages which show you the stunning beauty of this fantasy-like village. Interesting stops during the trek also magnificently add to the charm of the region. Inside Solukhumbu Cultural Trek for families starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you fly to Phaplu Airport or drive to Salleri Bazar via Pattale Danda ( Mt Everest view ponit) and start trekking.
The trail is fairly easy as you walk through the forests and cross suspension bridges. En route, you will see traditional villages and Mani walls as well as prayer flags which symbolize the religious rituals and values practiced in the region. During this journey, you visit many Buddhist monasteries like Taksindu Gompa, Chiwang Gompa, Thupthen Choling Gompa, Salleri Gompa, Chyalsa and Phungmuche monastery and observe the mainly Sherpa and Tamang way of life who belongging to Buddhist. They are very welcoming and will amaze you with their heart-warming hospitality. You will spend a complete day in Junbesi exploring the village and witnessing the culture of the locals. From there, you trek back to Phaplu and end the trek.
The trek route is filled with breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains like Number (6959m), Karyolung (6511m), and many other Everest Himalayan ranges. Autumn (September to November) is an excellent time for this trek as the skies are clear and provide great views. You can also trek (March to May) where the wildflowers bloom. The best-known and most admired of all of Nepal’s ethnic groups, the Sherpas migrated to the high valleys south of Mt. Everest from eastern Tibet about 450 years ago. The name Shar-pa means ‘people from the east. Their Tibetan origins are reflected in their language, customs, and religion. The Sherpa homeland is dominated by old mountain gods, the most sacred of these being Number in Solu and Khumbi-la in Khumbu.
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by the representative of the Nature Trail Trekking& Expedition and you will be shifted to your hotel (3-Star category). The staff in the hotel will manage your accommodation and check in.
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