Solukhumbu District

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Solukhumbu is located in the north of Nepal
Solukhumbu is located in the north of Nepal
Country    Nepal
Region Eastern (Purwanchal)
Zone Sagarmatha
Headquarters Salleri
 • Total 3,312 km2 (1,279 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 105,886
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)

Solukhumbu District (Nepali: सोलुखुम्बु जिल्लाAbout this sound Listen , a part of the Sagarmatha Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. As the name suggests, it consists of the subregions Solu and Khumbu.

The district, with Salleri as its district headquarters, covers an area of 3,312 km² and had a population 107,686 in 2001 and 105,886 in 2011.

Mount Everest is located in the northern part of this district, within Sagarmatha National Park.

Indigenous ethnic Rai and hill Caste Chhetri are the main groups living in the mid-hills, while Sherpas occupy high mountains. There is a notable hiking trail in this district known as the Solukhumbu Trail.


Solukhumbu Dirstrict is a familiar name in Mountain tourism. The main attraction of this district is Mount Everest(8,848m). UNESCO has listed the Sagarmatha National Park in World Heritage sites. The Sherpa culture, Tengboche Monastery are the unique this district. Namche Bazaar village is the entrance of Everest. The flora and fauna of this region is of alpine type. It is the land for adventure travel holidays. Mount Everest Expedition, Everest View Trek are the popular trekking trail of Solukhumbu.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Climate Zone[1] Elevation Range  % of Area
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
Subalpine 3,000 to 4,000 meters
9,800 to 13,100 ft.
Alpine 4,000 to 5,000 meters
13,100 to 16,400 ft.
Nival above 5,000 meters 24.4%

Village Development Committees (VDCs)[edit]

Map of the VDCs in Solukhumbu District
Solukhumbu airport

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system, . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7803-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013 

Coordinates: 27°30′N 86°35′E / 27.500°N 86.583°E / 27.500; 86.583