The Himalayan Treasure: Solukhumbu

10, Dec 2020 |

Explore more of the Himalayas, the authentic culture, and the lifestyle of the Sherpas.


My friends who just went out to explore once reached Solu and since then keeps chattering about their wish list to go for Everest Base Camp. Just getting their foot to the Solu district has given them jaw-dropping memories of the Himalayan regions that they want more to explore.

Solukhumbu district that lies in the eastern Himalayan region of Nepal is much known for its trail for the expedition to Everest Base Camp. However, the place has got more for travelers who are unable and unwilling for the adventurous routes. Consisting of subregions Solu and Khumbu, in early and medieval eras it was a part of the Kirat Kingdoms.

This district is Nepal’s major destination for mountain tourism. Traveling in Solukhumbu will take you to scenic villages like Khumjung, Gokyo valley, Khumbu valley, Namche Bazaar, and also get close to the jaw-dropping panoramic view of the Himalayas. The district is also famous for Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage site, that fosters diverse flora and fauna. The Tengboche Monastery is another remarkable destination of Solukhumbu. Exploring the villages and experiencing the homestay arrangements one can dip into the authentic essence of the Sherpa community and lifestyle of people living in the Himalayan and hilly region. An alternative for the EBC expedition is to take a helicopter tour to explore the great heights of the world.

An itinerary for Solukhumbu can be customized for as short as 4 days to more than 12 days depending on the medium to explore and hiking interest.

The residents of Solukhumbu are seasonally employed as trekking guides and even porters. The people of the district are very welcoming and friendly. Their ethnic community, the Sherpas, are the groups that have exhibited excellent mountaineering and trekking skills throughout the decades. They respect their homeland and signify the mountains as their God.



Mount Everest Expedition

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Chola Pass Trek

Khumjung: The Center of Sherpa Culture

Gokyo Valley: Spectacular and Spiritual

Namche Bazar

Sagarmatha National Park


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