Lower Solukhumbu Trek

We welcome you on this special charity trek to explore the beauties of Nepal while also supporting communities in need. The trek as a part of the social charity of The Community Building for Sustainable Tourism (CBSD) in Nele & Deusa VDC, Solukhumbu district is about being a part of positive change in one of the remotest, stunningly beautiful yet most impoverished regions in lower Everest region of eastern Nepal.

CBSD has been established by supporter and local youths from the region to support the local community development projects through responsible tourism and voluntary services. The members of CBSD have long experience of trekking in the region and have the commitment of giving something back to the community.

Our activities include supporting, a) schools: with books, furniture, building support, b) health posts with medicine, staff training and other building supports, and c) agriculture support activities. The overall aim is to improve the health, education, and general basic services in order to improve the quality of life in the region. During the trek, we will visit our project areas, interact with the community, participate in community events and share our ideas and suggestions for improving basic services in the region.

We welcome all supporter and people who are open to our aim of social service and who also want to face challenges associated in order to bring changes in areas of need.  Due to advancement in communication and transportations technologies, the interdependence of one area in the world with other is becoming ever more distinct. Consequently, interaction among communities, sharing of resources, and knowledge is becoming more and more crucial to bring about the harmony and balance in our world today. Through small initiatives as this trek, we aim to contribute towards this goal.

ITINERARY

Program:                  Charity Trek to Nele-Jhareni School
Route:                        Kathmandu – Bhandar – Pike- Nele- Jhareni- Kagel- Pokhara-Kathmandu
Special features:   Sightseeing tours Kathmandu, Excursion of Pike, Nele, Jhreni lower Solukhumbu areas, observation of and handover of Ajambari school building.
Day 1    Flight from overseas to Kathmandu (Nepal)

Day 2    Arrival Kathmandu (Nepal)
CBSD/Tailored Treks will welcome you at the airport. Take bus to hotel (Tibet Guest House). Shower, rest and relax. Those with a lot of energy can go for a short trip to downtown Thamel (tourist quarter).
Traditional Nepali meal (buffet), Short introduction with team and briefing.

Day 3    Free days in Kathmandu

Day 4    Drive to Bhandar (2600 m.)
Drive to Jiri 195 Km. (Pitch road) 7 hrs. and drive to Bhandar, 50 km. (rough road) approx. 4 hrs. Overnight at local lodge.

Day 5    Bhandar to Goli
Trek to Goli exploring the village about 5-6 hrs. Overnight at Camp.

Day 6    Goli to Ngaur (3350 m.)
Trek from Goli to Ngaur, 6/7 hrs, overnight at Camp. Along the way observe beautiful forests and spectacular Mountain View of Pike peak.

Day 7    Ngaur to Jhapre via Pike Peak (4068 m.)
Trek to Jhapre via Pike Peak. Overnight at Camp

Pikey Peak (4,068 m) is newly opened trekking route in lower Everest region in Solukhumbu. The trail is popular for its superb Himalayan scenery including Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Numbur, Mt. Kantega, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt Karylung. Located towards south of the traditional Everest trail, and less explored, Pike Peak trek offers a fascinating journey and is a perfect choice for travellers willing to explore the authentic lifestyle of traditions of rural Nepal.

The Khumbu region includes most of the major Everest trekking routes and are generally crowded during peak trekking season while the lower Solukhumbu region has totally off beaten beautiful trails that offers unique chances to explore the culturally rich community of Tamang, Magars, Chhetri, Brahamn as well as authentic Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, Buddhist stupas, mani stones, temples, valleys, farmlands, floras and faunas as in the Pike Peak trail. Another specialty of Pike Peak trek is getting an opportunity to experience shamanism; a practice that predates the established religions but still practiced today.

One finds it lucky to do the trek in March-May when nature decorates the mountains with rhododendrons, magnolia and wild orchid.

Day 8    Jhapre to Kerung
Trek 6/7 hours to Kerung. We can see the local culture of Magar, Chetri, Newar, Tamang etc. Overnight at Camp

Day 9    Kerung to Nele
Trek from Kerung to Nele, 6/7 hrs. Overnight at camp.

Trekking will starts after crossing the Solu river. We will reach to Nele exploring local villages.

Day 10    Rukura, Nele
Explore past projects in Nele and Rukura. Meeting with community people about Kiwi fruits and community hall. Overnight at Camp.

Day 11    Nele to Jhareni School
Trek 2/3 hours to Jhareni School. Welcome by local community people, explore Jhareni School Project. Meeting with community people and School handover to community. Overnight at Camp.

Day 12    Jhareni to Kangel
Trek back to Kangel. Explore Kagel School. Overnight at Camp.

Day 13    Kangel to Kathmandu
Fly from Kangel to Kathmandu. Optionally, drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at          Hotel.

Day 14    Kathmandu to Pokhara
Drive/Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15    Free day in Kathmandu

Day 21    Fly back to Home