SOLUKHUMBU,A CLTURE JORNEY TO MT.EVEREST....(NEPAL)
A CLTURAL JORNEY TO MT.EVEREST
Home to the world famous sherpas and the highest peak in the world,the Everest locally called Sagarmatha,Solukhumbu
offers a combination of natural beauty,culture and adventure in one life changing experience.Thousand of tourist flock to
solukhumbu every year to discover a land where the people the culture and the environment are as timeless as the mighty
Sagarmatha National Park- Mount Everest Sagarmatha National Park,recognized as a world Heritage site,is one of the few
places on earth that san lay claim to the biological diversity and of the highest and the youngest mountain system in the
world.spread over,1,148sq.km in the khumbu region,the park boasts of a variety of wildlife such as the Red Panda,Snow
Leopard,Musk Dear,Himalaya house hare and over 118 species of Bird including the blood pheasant n the Impeyan
pheasant.The might everes standing at 8848m above sea level in the world's highest peak.located within the Sagarmatha National Park. the mountain stands as a testimony to the spirit of the human race n their attempt to conquer natures challenges.
( DUDH KUNDA)
A 10days trek to Dudh Kunda passes through Kaku,Basa,Taksindu n Beni taking you through dense forests of rhododendron
n a variety of wildlife.Dudh Kunda (which literally means milkylake) is believ that taking a dip in the holy waters will have the wishes granted.
The best known n 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 SHER-PA means people from the east.Their Tibeten origins are religion,The
sherpa home land is dominated by old mountain gods,the most sacred of these being numbur in solu n khumbu-la in
khumbu.The developement of trekking has provided an added boon a way to make a living for them.
( THUPTEN CHHOLING MONASTERY)
This 35 year old monastery lies in Beni and is about 5 hours away from the Phaplu aerodrome.the smells of pine and the sight of the monastery give off a sense of serenity and oeace.the natural beauty of this area is further enhanced by the veriety of flowers n plant life like Buki,Rhododendron n pine.The monastery is popular as a center of religious tourism n it's reputation
has further been boosted by the fame of HIS HOLINESS THULSUK RINPOCHE.
This peak lies on the border of Bung n Chheskam VDC of Solu district,Mountaineers have to take the Thukdhingma-Chhetarba-Korne-Thaknak-Khahare and Amalapacha (base-camp) route with high.narrow paths from Lukla.
( RATNANGE HILL)
Lying in the north east of the district of solukhombu between Salleri n Kaku VDC it is about three hours away from the aerodrome in the east of the headquarter.The breath taking panaromic view of MT.EVEREST,Khunbia,Thamserku,Lhotes,
Nuptse and Amadablam among others can be seen from this 3500m hill a variety of flora and fauna like Rhododendrom and Damphe and Munal can be experienced in the spring.
The fastest and simplestway to get to this area is by air.to reach the solu region,you can take a half an hour flight from
Kathmandu to Phaplu airport and then a 20 minute walk to Salleri,the district headquarters of Solukhumbu,an alternate
if you wish to reach the khumbu fegion is to take the flight to lukla from Kathmandu or via Rumjhatar airport.
(THE EVEREST TRAIL)
A 21days trek upto Kalapathar can be done vai Jiri-Junbesi-Taksindu-Kharokhola-Lukla-Namche.this trek boasts of the most exotic sceneries a bleand of Sherpa and Rai culture,enroute,teahouses and small hotels offer accommodation,but community are also used wildely..
phortse is a Sherpa settlement,rich in biodiversity,wildlife ans forests can be experienced in addition to the traditional sherpa
culture which is friendly and hospitable for this functional groups have been formed and home-stay is feasible.local traditinal
food is available and santtation and hygiene have been emphasized.
porters and well qualified treaking guides can also br hired locally.they can be contacted at the DDC office at the suatainable,tourism developement section...
(SAFETY/CODE OF CONDUCT)
* do not trek alone;trek with a guide or porter.
* do not light campfires;cook with kerosene.
* respect privacy;ask before photographing people or religious sites.
* trash must be carried out,buried or disosed of in designated areas.
* entering the sagarmatha national park without a premit is prohibited.
* be sensitive to the local cultural heritags;inappropriate dress and or behaviour may offend and permanently
influence the traditions and attitudes of the local people.