Solukhumbu district is in the northernmost of the 14 districts under Province-1. It is a mountainous district located in the lap of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. The district is divided into 7 VDCs, 1 municipality (Dudhkund municipality), 2 state constituencies, and 1 federal parliamentary constituency. The scenic peaks and high mountain areas are famous all over the world. This district is also known as Shangrila of tourists.
This district covers Solu (lower terrain) and Khumbu (upper terrain) areas. The district headquarters is located in Salleri, Soludukund Municipality. In the lower part of the district, the indigenous tribes Rais and Chhetris live mainly while the Sherpas live in the high hills. The road in the district has been connected to Salleri district headquarters through Okhaldhunga for the past six years.
Geographical Location Of Solukhumbu District of Nepal
The highest elevation of the world from Sagarmatha (8848 m) to Tuintar (600 m) of Nechabetghari VDC is in this district. Rich in various high mountain ranges, hills, slopes, ravines, valleys, valleys, ravines, lakes, Buddhist culture, 3 species of pine, herbal mines, yeti, rare wildlife and very rare Buddhist cultural heritage, this district is one of the remote districts of Nepal. Should The total area of this district is 3312 sq. Km. (KTB 2068) i.e. 3,39,776 hectares.
This includes high mountainous area 192511 ha (56.66%), high hilly area 144464 ha (42.51%) and central hilly area 2801 ha (0). 82%). The district extends from 27 २० 20’39 “north latitude to 28 ६ 6’24” north and from 85 ० 20’21 “east longitude to 87 ० 1’E east. There is a big difference between the height of the Khumbu region in the north and the lower part of the Necha in the south.
The Solukhumbu District is bounded by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, Bhojpur and Sankhuwasabha in the east, Dolakha and Ramechhap in the west and Okhaldhunga and Khotang districts in the south.
Political and administrative division
This district is divided into 1 municipality, 7 villages, and 1 parliamentary constituency.
Rivers and lakes
Large and small rivers like Dudhkoshi river, Inkhu river, Likhu river, Beni river, Hunga river, Loding river, Solu river, Bhotekoshi and Khare river flow continuously in this district. Major ponds and ponds are Gokyo, Imja, Dudhkund, Salpapokhari, Panch Pokhari, Bhut Pokhari, Sukepokhari and Jalimpokhari.
Major peaks and tourist destinations
The world’s highest peaks, Mount Everest and other major peaks, Lhotse, Choyu, Gachunggang, Nuptse Chamlangma, Pumori, Amadavlam, Thamserku, Numbur, Lhotsesar and Pasanglamu belong to this district. Major tourist destinations are Merapik, Pikedanda, Kalapathar, Maule Khark, Dudhpokhari, Lamchura, Dharmapik, Ratnange Danda etc.
Most Famous Places To Visit In Solukhumbu District Of Nepal
- Sagarmatha National Park
- Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu
- Namche Bazaar
- Gokyo Lakes
- Tenzing–Hillary Airport
- Everest Base Camp
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