• Trip duration
    14 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    10 people
  • Mountain range
    Himalaya
  • Best period
    Oct

Description

Solidarity trek to help victims of the earthquake in Solu Khumbu

Returning from a recognition to evaluate goals and make a state of the situation, we have built a route feasible for autumn, crossing the villages we will help.

This trek is organized by our partner organization and will be supervised by myself, UIAGM High Mountain Guide, accompanied by a local team, originally from Solu.

The conditions will obviously be quite rustic (nights camping) and the benefits of this trek will be donated to our foundation AMA Solidarity Nepal for its efforts in this region.

On the way, we may begin directly with you the starting of the work.

We have chosen on site among the most affected villages, tourist infrastructure corresponding to a step of the trek (camping or lodge).

We will help in the reconstruction, to boost the tourist traffic on this route and allow other accommodations to be part of this movement.

This trek passes through spectacular scenery and has a summit without technical difficulty, but which rises to 4065m, Pike Peak, emblem of our local team, and where the view of Everest and Nurbur is so beautiful.

This itinerary, which crosses the Monastery Trail, is full of stupas and Buddhist monasteries.

A very beautiful approach from Nepal, the land of Sherpas and Tamang.

I invite you to contact me if you want more information about this solidarity trek in  Solu Khumbu. Thanks for your support !

Below you will find the full program:

Day 1 and 2

International flight to Kathmandu. Arrival at the airport of Tribhuvan and private transfer to the hotel. First discovery of the capital.

Despite media images that followed the earthquake, Kathmandu found quickly its legendary hospitality, and only a few very localized areas were hardly hit, especially Durbar Square.

Dinner in town, overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

Wake up early for a private transfer to Kerung. 8 to 10 hours road trip through the Mahabaratra Lhek, very beautiful hilly region. A break Dal Bhat will be needed for lunch!

We reach the village of our incoming Tamang, after half an hour of walking downhill.The monastery and the village are very typical, only the school has been hardly hit.

Several organizations are already involved in its reconstruction.

Dinner and overnight in tents or homestay.

Altitude change : -200m.

Day 4

After a slight descent, a long suspension bridge allows us to cross the Chungga Khola.

3-4 hours to reach the village of Lapcha.

It has been particularly affected. We’ll spend the afternoon with villagers who we may help

Dinner and overnight in tents or homestay.

Negative vertical drop : -100m ; Positive vertical drop : +600m.

Day 5

A long traverse and descent through the forest leads us for lunch at Sisa Khola.

We arrive for the evening step at Jhapre which has well resisted and preserved its beautiful monastery. A typical Nepalese step, where flat, uphill and down succeed …

Dinner and overnight in tents or homestay.

Vertical drop : +/- 400m, 5 to 6 hours.

Day 6

Long false flats on a ridge of mani stone walls lead us to Bulbule, then to the Yak Cheese Factory (teahouse) which will make base camp office for the Pike Peak, at 3640m altitude.

We cross the villages Tolu Gompa and Lhamuje.

Dinner and overnight in tents or in the teahouse.

Altitude change : +900m, 6 to 7 hours.

Day 7

After an early start, we reach the summit of Pike Peak, 4065m. No difficulty, however, a stunning 360° view.

We descend to the village of Ngaur, extremely affected by the earthquake. We could help to rebuild the lodge adjacent to the monastery, kept by a lama and his family.

Dinner and overnight in tents.

Positive vertical drop :+500m; Negative vertical drop : -750m, 4 to 5 hours.

Day 8

We continue on a beautiful cliff path and lunch at Guli Gompa.

In this very affected village, we could help to rebuild a campsite.

We continue to Chaulakharka where we spend the night. Another very fragile village…

Dinner and overnight in tents or homestay.

Negative vertical drop : 1000m, 3 to 4 hours.

Day 9

After crossing the river, we go to Bandhar, where the beautiful monastery has been  very damaged. We camp nearby and meet the owner of the lodge we will help rebuild.

We will have the afternoon to give a hand on site.

Dinner and overnight in tents.

Positive vertical drop : +800m, 3 to 4 hours.

Day 10

After a morning climb, we arrive at Deurali (which means “pass” in Nepali), also very affected. This hamlet, still standing, is to be fully rebuilt. We pledge our support for the reconstruction of a lodge which will meet the owner.

We continue to Shivalaya, totally in ruins. A charming but unrecognizable town  … Our help will naturally go to the family of the completely destroyed lodge who hosted us under makeshift tents during our reconnaissance trip.

Dinner and overnight in tents.

Positive vertical drop :+250m, Negative vertical drop : -1200m, 5 to 6 hours.

Day 11

We take the track to Shivalaya and cross the towns of Jiri and Dholaka, very damaged by the replica of May 12.

7 to 8 hours of road are needed to reach the capital.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 12

We take this day to visit historic sites less affected of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan.

Lunch in town, no plan for dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13

Last shopping in Thamel and Asan Tole, lively areas of Kathmandu before taking an international flight in the afternoon.

Day 14

Arrival at home.

Price per person

1 Person2150EUR
Group of 22150EUR
Group of 32150EUR
Group of 42150EUR
Group of 52150EUR
Group of 62150EUR
Group of 72150EUR
Group of 82150EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

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