A flight from Kathmandu can approximately take about forty five minutes before it touches down the airport at Lamidada. Lamidada Airport is a trade point at Khotang district in Nepal. This trekking trail is newly opened and probably the least frequented trail by the tourists. As the trekking proceeds ahead leaving the airport behind, the trail leads trekkers through villages where different indigenous people live relying on agriculture and small local level trade. As the trekkers explore the exotic nature through beauty of the jungles and villages, the trail offers a wide range of flora and fauna to the trekkers. Because of the fact that the trail meanders up, down in a zigzag manner, trekkers need endurance and fitness so that they can enjoy a d appreciate the heart-taking beauty of Khotang Valley, which later connects to the Mahakulung Valley as the trail proceeds ahead towards Mahakulung Municipality in Solukhumbu in Nepal. As the trail proceeds North to Rawa Khola , a locally famous river, and ahead towards villages Baksila and Sugdel the trekkers have to cross Teen Dobhan , thereafter the trail makes its way through a pilgrimage site Salpa, considered to be religiously sacred, which is gradually getting touristic recognition day after day currently.
Just above Salpa Lake, there is a famous rocky peak known as Silucho Peak (4,156m) from the sea level. Silucho Peak has a touristic value because from the peak of this rocky hill, one can see over twenty two famous peaks of Nepal including some world famous mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Chhamlang, Mt. LMt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt.Baruntse, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Nuptse ,Mt. Amadablam,and Mt.Thamserku . In the lap of Silichho Peak, there is a beautiful serene lake named Salpa Lake. As a matter of fact, Salpa Lake and Silichho Peak both hold strikingly religious value as they are believed to be the abodes of the God. People from far and wide flock to these holy places to worship the God for blessing and the worshippers believe that many lives of theirs have been blessed by the God fulfilling their wishes or dreams of wellbeing and prosperity.
Returning from Siluchho Peak and Salpa Lake, the trail goes westwards down to Sherpa villages Sanam and Nimchola and reaches Mahakulung, a combine name of three beautiful villages Gudel, Bung and Chheskam. Mahakulung simply means “The Greater Kulung” because the major inhabitants of this area is Kulung with Sherpas and other ethnic groups in minority. Mahakulung is a rich store for culture, tradition, flora, fauna and beautiful nature. From here, trekkers can opt for Hungu Valley-Amphu Lapcha Pass Trekking, Hungu Valley-Mera Peak Climbing Trekking and Hungu Valley –Everest Base Camp via Amphu Lapcha Trek , as these are optional routes. Then onwards, the trekking proceeds through beautiful Gudel, Cheskam, Bung and all the way to Phaplu,the ending point of the trekking, from where trekkers fly back to Kathmandu.
It would be our pleasure to arrange camping (tents camp)trekking on this trip. This trekking is possible to operate in any season but Spring and summer can be the best seasons for this trekking. Siluchho peak trekking itinerary can be made short as well as long according to your holiday duration and wish. This Trekking area has very basic Trekkers lodge (Teahouse) facilities Managed by Area Hotel / lodge management committee and tented camping trip also can be organized.
Day 01st : Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02nd : Kathmandu for official procedures and necessary arra6ngements Day03rd :Kathmandu , sightseeing
Day 04th :Kathmandu to Lamidanda flight and trek to Mangalbare (over night camp)
Day 05th : Trek to Baksila phedi O/N camp
Day 06th : Trek to Baksila Bazar O/N camp
Day 7th : Baksila Bazar acclimatization
Day 8th : Trek to cherkhe Dovan O/N camp
Day 9th : Trek to Sungdel Bayetar O/N camp
Day 10th : Trek to Giku khola Teen Dovan O/N camp
Day 11th : Trek to Jor Boudha O/N camp
Day 12th : Trek to salpa O/N camp
Day 13th Climbing silichho peak (4156m.) and get back to Wakkha O/N camp Day 14th : trek to Gudel-2 Tumau O/N camp
Day 15th : Acclimatize (culture show at Tumau)
Day :16th : trek to Sotang O/N camp
Day 17th : trek to Budidanda O/N camp
Day 18th : Trek to Ghumnepani O/N camp
Day 19th : Trek to phaplu O/N camp
Day 20th : Flight back to Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
Day 21st : Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 22nd : transfer to international airport to return home
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however in the case of Kathmandu, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities during the trekking. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.
Meals in Trekking
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Everest Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain.
Silichho Peak Lamidada Trekking Highlights
The scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lamidada is profoundly thrilling. Venturing into the wild via rustic settlements resided primarily by Chamling and Khaling ethnic groups, camping in the forested ridges, the trekking reach Mahakulung Valley, a combination of three beautiful Kulung villages: Bung, Gudel and Chheskam. Gudel, separated by Hungu river offers panoramic Silichho Peak (4156m) and Salpa Pokhari (4000m), both believed to be abodes of Gods associated with paranormal abilities to bless their devotees with fortune and prosperity. The crystal clear view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Chamlang, and Thamserku from the top of Silichho is ultimately phenomenal. A tiny Sherpa village Sanam in the lap of nature is a spot for short stop and refreshment. Mahakulung is a good store of Kulung culture and tradition in anthropological perspective. The flight back from Phaplu to Kathmandu offers a euphoric sense of completion.
Included in the Cost
✅ Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
✅ 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
✅ Teahouse accommodation during the trek
✅ All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
✅ Welcome and farewell dinners
✅ All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
✅ Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lamidanda/ Phaplu-Kathmandu)
✅ Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
✅ Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
✅ An experienced, English-speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
✅ Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
✅ Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
✅ Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
✅ All necessary paperwork and trekking permits -(National Park Permit, TIMS)
✅ Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
✅ All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
❌Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
❌Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
❌Travel and rescue insurance
❌Cold Drinks and Alcohol
❌Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
❌Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver
What to Bring ?
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.