Makalu & Solukhumbu Valley Trail
Mt. Makalu (8463m.) is the fifth highest mountain in the world. Mt. Makalu is a neighbor to the highest peak of the world. Climbing Makalu is graded as a difficult one.
Solukhumbhu is located in the eastern part of Nepal. The highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest is located in this area. In addition, Makalu, Lhotse, Pumori, Nupse, Amadablam are also located in this area. These beautiful mountains, monasteries, wide-ranging glaciers are attractions to tourists that visit Solukhumbhu. Trekking, mountaineering and expeditions are major activities to do around Solukhumbhu.
The Sherpas are the major inhabitants of the Solukhumbhu area. Animal husbandry is the traditional activity of the Sherpas. However, tourism, trekking and mountaineering are flourishing professions of the Sherpas.
On the 5th day, a visit to The Milarepa cave can be a good visit. Tibetan yogi, Milarepa of the 11th century is believed to have spent many years in this place.
When trekkers reach Chheskam, it would probably feel like the Solubhumkhu area was a crowded place. Chheskam was a rarely visited place before trekkers included in their routes.
Day 01: Kathmandu – By flight to Tumlingtar and by jeep to Num 1560m.
Day 02: Num – to Nabha Gaun 1750m.
Day 03: Nabha Gaun – Nurbu Chaur (Walung) 2192m.
Day 04: Nurbu Chaur – Dobatak 1750m.
Day 05: Visit Melarepa Meditation Cave and camp to Gautala 1779m.
Day 06: Gautala – Gufa Danda
Day 07: Gufa danda – Chitre
Day 08: Chitre – Bakang Kharka
Day 09: Bakang Kharka – Boksher
Day 10: Boksher – Cross Kemba La 4100m. Chheskam/Chharakhor
Day 11: Chheskam/Chharakhor – Naji Dingma
Day 12: Naji Dingma – Pangom
Day 13: Pangom – Nunthala 2104m.
Day 14: Nunthala – Salleri 2379m.
Day 15: Salleri – by jeep/bus back to Kathmandu
- Trekking area: Makalu & Solukhumbu valley trail
- Duration: 15 days
- Trekking type: Tenting camps
- Trekking hours: 6-8hrs per day