19 days | Best season: March to May, Sept. to Nov. | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 4,445m | Moderate trekking
This new and unique trek has been designed solely by NMMT to provide a deep insight into the remote lower Solu region. Though low in elevation yet popular in comparison to the Khumbu, the area is likewise inhabited by the friendly Sherpa people. Solu also receives far less trekkers traffic than the Khumbu, giving a more intimate and authentic experience. Dudh Kunda lake (milky water lake) is situated at the foot of Numbur mountain, locally known as Shorong Yul Lha, "Protector of Solu".
From Kathmandu we drive to Jiri, popularly referred as Switzerland of Nepal, was once a gateway to Everest before the advent of airplanes. Early expedition such as George Mallory's and Sir Edmund Hillary's group trekked from Jiri all the way to the Everest Base Camp. We basically follow the Jiri - Lukla old route before heading to a completely new region through forested ridges and sparsely inhabited area. From day six, we trek through high pastures, pine and rhododendron forests area which does not have any permanent settlement. Walking upstream the Beni Khola we reach Dudh Kunda and keep one day for exploring around. Rather than retracing our footsteps in return, we descend towards Khumbu region to catch a flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: A half day Kathmandu sightseeing.
Day 03: Drive to Jiri. Overnight in guest house.
Day 04: Trek to Shivalaya. Overnight in camp.
Day 05: Trek to Deorali. From this day onwards camping accommodation.
Day 06: Trek to Serdingma.
Day 07: Trek to Kayama.
Day 08. Trek to Chorma.
Day 09. Trek to Lakoma Kharka.
Day 10. Trek to Chatharam Kharka.
Day 11. Trek to Sasarbeni.
Day 12. Trek to Dudh Kunda.
Day 13. Explore the lake and surrounding areas before we head back to Sasarbeni.
Day 14. Trek to Thanga.
Day 15. Trek to Tate.
Day 16. Trek to Lukla. Overnigth in guest house.
Day 17. Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 18. Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 19. Transfer to airport. Trip concludes!