For me and a couple of my friends: this was a 20 year old plan in the making. Jun-besi, a Sherpa village which lies on the original trek to Mount Everest. This trip covers from Kathmandu to Phaplu and Junbesi (typically the 1st part of the route that the 1953 expedition including Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hilary took on the way to conquering Mount Everest for the first time). Good time to go there is between April to June (when Rhododendron trees light up the country-side) or the Autumn(Fall) season when a lot of festivals are celebrated (September-October) plus the skies are clearer.Ever since I met Mingma Gyalzen Sherpa in middle school, when the lights would get switched off, many nights in the dormitory, we would gather around him and listen to tales woven about his adventures back in Junbesi, his Sherpa village. And every year, we would promise to go there together for a long vacation. It took us 20 odd years to turn this into reality. On April 2010, we finally gathered to go ahead. There were 9 of us, 5 Nepalis from Bajura, Syangjya, Accham, Darchula, Solukhumbu together a Swiss, a Finn, an American and a Chinese. Our plan was to trek up to Junbesi in Solukhumbu and then fly back to Kathmandu.
Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
Highest access of the Trek
-10 to 15 Celsius
Chettries, mahara, bohara Jhkari, Lohar
Mode of the trek
Most attraction of the Trek
Off touristy route and authentic Nepalese life style
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Fly to Phaplu (35 min - 2400m) and move into nearby accommodation. Walk to the nearby bustling local Dhorphu Saturday bazaar where a huge range of local produce and articles is displayed. Locals treat this as a regular social occasion to catch up with each other and hear the latest news. Then return to Phaplu for a late lunch and easy afternoon to be followed by the evening meal and entertainment by the local Phaplu Youth Group. To join with them in their dancing is a great experience. Overnight in Phaplu.
Walk to Junbesi (4-5hrs - 2750m), through a lovely valley to the Dudh Kosi river which is followed to Beni (Lunch at Beni). Then a gradual climb through pine forests and beautiful Sherpa villages with arrival at Junbesi in time for afternoon tea.
Walk to Phugmoche (2–3 hrs – 3000m), with several visits on the way. First to the local medical centre in Edingma with opportunity to discuss local medical problems and facilities with staff before continuing on to Mopung for lunch. Here also stands the Tashi Kongma stupa which is the tallest and largest stupa in the Solukumbu. Then a side trip to the 35 year old Thuptenchholing Monastery, home to around 500 monks and nuns where, circumstances allowing, a tour the monastery and a chat with the local monks is on the agenda.
Walk to Phurteng (4-5hours – 3040m), firstly moving up to the serlo Monastery Sherpa Buddhist School which is attended by over 100 students from the local area. Walk to Junbesi for lunch, then to the Everest View Hotel at Phurteng for an overnight stay. Weather dependent, views of Everest, Lhotse, Nupse, Kantiga, Amadablam, Thamserku and Numbur may be enjoyed at sunset and sunrise.
Walk to Ringmu (2-3 hours – 2830m) through pine and rhododendron forests, stopping at a beautiful Sherpa village for lunch, then further up the valley to the local stupa where a close view of Numbur Himal may be found. Overnight at Ringmu.
Walk to Phaplu (4-5 hours – 2400m) for an overnight in preparation for return to Kathmandu. This is the last night with the full crew of porters and Sherpa guides, and a celebratory meal of Nepal’s famous Dal Bhat will be shared together. Appreciation in the form of tips may be expressed at that time to these people who make the trip such an enjoyable adventure
our Journey formally concludes after breakfast with transportation to the airport, our office staff will assist you up to the international airport for your final departure.
Pick up and drop from airport,
Flight from Kathmandu-phaplu-Kathmandu (Yourself and guide),
Trekking Area Entrance Fee and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card,
Teahouse accommodation during trek,
3 meals everyday while on the trek: lunch, breakfast and dinner and necessary juice, coffee, tea etc.
Experienced English speaking government license holder guide & necessary porters,
All program according to itineraries on full board,
Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek
Farewell dinner with Mr.JP Lama family
Meals whilst in Kathmandu ,
Your Travel/Trekking insurance,
International airfare and airport departure tax,
Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
All kind of alcoholic & soft drinks,
Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
Nepal Entry Visa fee,
Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
Emergency Rescue cost.
Due to the Recent Earthquake In Nepal that took place in April 25th 2015 ,most of the Local Lodges Has been damaged but still the trekking routes are open for this region,Local people of this region welcomes guest heartly.
The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches and public strikes
Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.
We have got other additional programs like: Mountain Flight, Bungee Jump, Paragliding, Helicopter Tour, Film Shooting, Research Treks etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.