Royal Mountain Travel presents the astonishing mountains and monasteries of Everest region.
The team set out for a 6 days trip to the lower Everest Region where we got a chance to visit the Solukhmbu area.
Being home to the mighty Mt. Everest and the super friendly Sherpa, Solu region (lower Everest Region) is also land of monasteries which holds thousands of monks and nuns (Anis). More than that, there is also Buddhist Education Center that is providing education to the fresher monks.
To our surprise, all these monasteries are hidden or less explored as more tourist prefer Khumbu region as it where the top most trekking destination of Nepal lies; for example Everest Base Camp, Everest Chola Pass Trek, Everest view trek and many more.
In order to promote the tourism in the lower Everest region and also to seek the alternate destination of Bhutan, the foothills of Everest is developed. The monasteries, landscapes and the sherpa people gives you feel of walking around in Tibet or Bhutan.
Lets explore the medieval monasteries and indigenous Sherpa people that lives in the upper Himalayan region of the Everest region. It is true that camera does not do justice upon the view that we saw in real. But something is better than nothing, we have tried to capture the beauty of lower Everest region.
Tamur River- View from Okhaldunga
Praying Flags- this can be seen around Haleshi temple- Maratika cave. The place where two different cultures dilute (Hinduism and Buddhism), who worship their respective God Shiva and Padmasambhava. This cave is where Padmasambhava is said to have attained immortality and also killed the demon
Haleshi Mahadev- Maratika Cave Premise
Mera Peak from Haleshi Mahadev area
Rumjatar Airport Seen from the Okhaldunga
Mera Peak and surrounding Himalayas on the way to Solukhumbu region
Locals in the Salleri Bazar.
Solu River coming from the Mt. Numbur
Tapting Village, Solu Region
Dining Hall in lodge in Solu area
Buddhist Inscriptions in a rock. It can be seen on the way to Serlo Monastery from Junbesi Village
Old traditional house that lies in the heart of Junbesi village
Local of Solukhumbu village
Monk Student in Serlo Monastery
Mt. Numbur (6,958 metres) from Serlo Monastery
Serlo Monastery, also the Buddhist education center that is providing education to the monks.
Monk Students in Serlo Monastery
Junbesi village, this view can be seen while hiking towards the Serlo Monastery
Entry point of Serlo Monastery
32nd incarnation of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche
Thubten Choling Monastery, residence of 32nd incarnation of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche
Nuns (Ani) praying in the Thubten Choling Monastery
Old Nun (Ani) in Thubten Choling Monastery
Ani (Nun) Praying
Mt. Numbur (6,958 m) left and Mt. Karyolung (6,511 m) right seen from the Phaplu
Pikey Peak under the Clouds. View from the Chiwong Monastery. Phaplu airport can also be seen settling between two mountains.
Entry of the Chiwong Monastery
Ancient Mural in Chiwong Monastery
100 Years old Green Tara painting in Chiwong Monastery
Chiwong monastery premise
Manjushree- God associated with wisdom in Mahayana Buddhism.
Prayer Wheel- Its is a part of meditation practice. Worshipers spin prayer wheels to earn merit, benefit all living things, and purify their own karma.
Mt. Numbur (6,958 m)
Mt Everest (8,848m), far back from Pattale village
Mt Makalu (8,481 m), the world’s fifth-highest mountain, behind Meera Peak. View from Pattale
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