SALLERI (Solukhumbu), Feb 10: Orange production has increased significantly in Solukhumbu, a mountainous district in Koshi Province, this season, according to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre Solukhumbu.

SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 26:  Revenue collection of Sagarmatha National Park has increased by more than 10 percent.

SALLERI (SOLUKHUMBU), Jan 13: Over 100 community schools in Solukhumbu have been closed due to the increasing cold.

SOLUKHUMBU, Dec 15: A new trekking route has been opened in Mapya Dudhkoshi rural municipality in Solukhumbu district.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Manang Air helicopter pilot Chet Bahadur Gurung flew from Solukhumbu to Kathmandu on Tuesday morning. He had flown helicopters for nearly 7,000 hours in the Nepali skies.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The police have been mobilized to search for the missing Manang Air helicopter. Chief District Officer of Solukhumbu, Basant Bhattarai said that the police have been mobilized to search for the helicopter in the Lamjura area of Solukhumbu district.

KATHMANDU, July 11: A helicopter of Manang Air flying from Surke in Solukhumbu to Kathmandu has gone out of contact. The helicopter, which had the crew members and five foreigners, has gone out of contact.

SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 23: The Solukhumbu-based Kangel Danda Airport has been lying dysfunctional for over the years.

Election officer found dead in Solukhumbu

November 19, 2022 17:25 pm

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 19: An election officer deployed at a polling center set up at Phurke Community Forest in Nechasalyan Rural Municipality-4 of Solukhumbu district has been found dead while he was asleep.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The 171-megawatt Dudhkoshi-6 Hydroelectricity Project is to be constructed in Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality-3 of Solukhumbu.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Flights are to be operated to Lukla, Solukhumbu from the Manthali Airport in Ramechhap district in the near future.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reached Solukhumbu.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Upper Solu Hydro Electric Company Limited has opened its Initial Public Offering (IPO) issuance from Thursday. The company has issued IPOs for the locals of the project affected areas in the first phase.

KATHMANDU, March 14: A Drinking Water Supply Project in Khumjung and Kunde Villages of Khumjung Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu District was jointly inaugurated by National Assembly member Sonam Gyalzen Sherpa and First Secretary at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, Priyadharsini R on Monday.

SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 27: A worker has gone missing following an accident inside the tunnel of the under-construction 86-Megawatt Solu Khola Dudh Koshi Hydroelectricity Project in the district.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Nepal Telecom (NT) has installed an optical fiber link in Solukhumbu district, which is expected to improve the telecommunication and internet service in the remote locations of the region.

SOLUKHUMBU, August 11: Services of the District Administration Office (DAO), Solukhumbu have been shut up to August 17 after its staffers confirmed to have contracted coronavirus.

SOLUKHUMBU, April 18: Three local levels of the district have been announced fully literate. The latest to join the fully literate club of the district is Thulung Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality.

SOLUKHMBU, Jan 18: At least three persons died and a person got injured in a road accident that occurred at Mahadev cliff along the border of Solu Dudhkunda Municipality and Necha Salyan Rural Municipality.

SOLUKHUMBU, Dec 14: Before the construction of the road track, reaching Chiwang Monastery would take around a three-hour-long uphill walk from the Phaplu airport in Solukhumbu.

Locals of Tingla vandalize vehicles

January 19, 2020 11:40 am

OKHALDHUNGA, Jan 19: The locals of Tingla in Solukhumbu district on Saturday set more than a dozen motorcycles ablaze after their demand for electrification was not fulfilled.

OKHALDHUNGA, Jan 5: Dozens of passengers traveling from Solukhumbu to Kathmandu via Okhaldhunga  have been stranded along the highway as vehicular movement has come to a standstill due to snowfall in the region. It has been raining and snowing heavily in Solukhumbu and Okhaldunga since Friday evening. Even Kathmandu received rainfall on Thursday and Friday.

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 18: Locals of Nechsalyan Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu has started producing Akbare (habanero chili pepper) chili after Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project promoted plantation of the chili variety in the local unit under its Akbare Khursani Block Program.

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 2: The only district hospital at Solukhumbu's Phaplu is without any doctors at present, as none of the doctor chose to work in Solukhumbu following the adjustment process of health workers.  Due to this, patients are obliged to run to hospitals in Kathmandu and Okhaldhunga for even small medical needs.

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54-year-old Briton dies in Solukhumbu

October 30, 2019 12:55 pm

SOLUKHUMBU, Oct 30: A 54-year-old British national was found dead at a hotel in Khumbu Pashanglhamu rural municipality-4 of Solukhumbu district on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: An India-origin man from Kenya has passed away due to suspected high altitude sickness in Solukhumbu district.

SOLUKHUMBU, Aug 31: Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Pete Budd, inaugurated a community building in Garma of Solududhkunda Municipality in Solukhumbu district amid a function on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: A total of Rs 276.3 billion has been spent on post-earthquake reconstruction that includes government buildings, educational institutions, health centers and archeological heritages, among others.

SOLUKHUMBU, June 23: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has approved the budget for the reconstruction of 54 monasteries of Solukhumbu which were destroyed by the catastrophic earthquake of 2015.

KATHMANDU, June 4: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has dismissed reports that said Netra Bikram Chand-led party’s cadres attempted to seize a police station in Solukhumbu district on Sunday night.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led Communist Party has clarified that it does not have any policy to attack security forces of the country.

SOLUKHUMBU, June 3: An attempt of the Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal to capture a police station in Solukhumbu was failed recently, police said.

The art of perseverance

May 31, 2019 10:42 am

Lhakpa Phuti Sherpa was born in 1964 in Mushey village of Solukhumbu district, Nepal. As a child she would see tourists pass through her village in order to climb various mountains and she had always been fascinated by their motivation to take up such a daunting challenge.

SOLUKHUMBU, May 5: Despite access to road connectivity and formation of local governments, the people in Solukhumbu district still struggle for an efficient postmortem service.

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SOLUKHUMBU, March 23: As the government distributed the reconstruction grant without verifying the houses damaged by the devastating earthquake of 2015, most beneficiaries in Solukhumbu own two houses now.

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SOLUKHUMBU, March 22: The Khumbupasanglhyamu rural municipality of the district is coming under the road reach within this fiscal year.

SOLUKHUMBU, Dec 11: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality has earned Rs 49.7 million from tourism fee in this tourist season. On a monthly breakdown, Rs 8 million was collected in September, Rs 26.6 million in October, and Rs 15.1 million in November.

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 28: Two children have been found dead in a hotel room at Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality-2, Lukla of Solukhumbu on Tuesday. The circumstances of their death remain unknown.

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 8: Two foreigners who had come for a visit to the Khumbu region have died. One of the victims is from Austria and the next is from Ukraine, police said.

SOLUKHUMBU, Sept 29: The District Court, Solukhumbu has issued an order to release four people serving jail sentence for cow slaughter.

KHOTANG, June 30: The dead bodies of two of the passengers killed in Friday's jeep accident in Solukhumbu are still to be handed over to their families as they could not be transported to their villages by helicopter due to bad weather.

KHOTANG, June 30: Just like most other youths, Kopila Basnet Karki, 24 of Diktel Majhuwagadhi Municipality-4, Khalle dreamt of landing a government job. Since the past few years, she, along with her husband Prakash, had been preparing for the Public Service Commission exams and in April, both of them landed forest guard jobs in Solukhumbu.

SOLUKHUMBU, June 29: Six people were killed after a jeep fell off the road at Mahabhir of Tilanga in Solukhumbu.

SOLUKHUMBU, May 1: Preparations were going on full swing for the marriage ceremony of an underage girl of Thulung Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality-4, Jubu. She was about to marry a teacher of Deusa on Sunday. However, the marriage has been canceled.

SOLUKHUMBU, April 16: Solukhumbu district has been declared as the 42nd district to achieve the 'fully immunised' status.

SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 28: The Rs 210 million worth of royalty from tourism has been sitting idle in the bank account the then District Development Committee (DDC) of Solukhumbu.

SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 16: A fire that caught a house of a resident at Khumbu Pasanglhamu rural municipality-3 in Solukhumbu on Thursday noon swept through a nearby community forest, and it is going out of control, said the locals.