Everest Trek with Sherpa Culture can be categorized as a cultural trek combined with trekking into the Everest region of Nepal which is very popular for some of the highest mountains of the world including Mt. Everest (8848 M). This region lies at higher altitude and most of the people who live here are Sherpa’s known for their great stamina and hunger to aid mountaineers. These Sherpa people have their unique taste and preference, unique culture and practices, different languages and the way of life. Everest Trek with Sherpa Culture starts with trekking from Jiri all the way to Khumbu Region and foothills of Himalayas.
With Everest Trek with Sherpa Culture you will be delighted by various landscapes and Sherpa villages, their houses and lifestyles, unique foods, Tibetan Buddhism cultures and practices, diversified floura and fauna, several Gombas and Monasteries, breathtaking vistas of Himalayas which will also be major highlight of this trip.
|Tour Name:||Everest Trek with Sherpa Culture|
|Tour Duration:||19 Days|
|Tour Area:||Everest Region, Nepal|
|Maximum Altitude:||4360 M|
|Tour Type:||Trekking and Walking|
|Suitable For:||Physically Fit Trekkers|
|Best Season:||Sep – Dec & Feb – May (12 Month Possible)|
|Day 1:||Kathmandu Arrival (1300 m)
You will be received outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. Our guide will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. Enjoy Hotel overnight.
|Day 2:||Kathmandu Tour and trek Preparation (1360m)
This is your Kathmandu sightseeing day and preparation day too. You will visit famous Pashupatinath Temple (Lord Shiva’s) Temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambunath temple & Kathmandu Durbar square. If you need anything before heading out then you have to shop on this day. Enjoy Hotel Tonight.
|Day 3:||Drive Kathmandu to Bandar
After having breakfast you will be heading towards Bhandar by bus. It will take about 8 to 9 hrs. Bus will go up to Bhandar. Overnight at Bhandar in Lodge.
|Day 4:||Bhandar to Sete (2575m)
This morning we follow the trail from Bhandar through deep forests crossing a few streams passing the small village of Dokharpa and Baranda. Passing through the forests ,Surma Khola, Likhu Khola Valley, small settlement of Kenja, Chimbu and continuing further we finally reach Sete. Overnight at Sete.
|Day 5:||Sete trek to Junbesi (2670 m)
Marching from sete to Lamjura La (the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar), Dagchu and Goyem). We head downward to Tragdobuk and Junbesi. This day offers you a paroramic view of the surrounding green mountains and exploring the villages and their lifestyle. Overnight at Junbesi. (B,L,D).
|Day 6:||Junbesi trek to Nunthala (2220m)
After breakfast we gear up and head to Nunthala through the forest slope and after an hour’s trek, the beautiful views of the mountains including Everest can be seen. This is the first view of Everest on this trek. Continue the trail to Salung to RingmoKholaRingmo, Trakshindo La pass and descend to Trashingdo. After another hour’s descent through conifer and rhododendron forests, and terraced fields, you finally take your shoes off at Nuntala. Overnight at Nuntala.
|Day 7:||Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m)
After having Breakfast we move down the trail to the DudhKoshi River and move up upward to Khumbu and through Jubing, Churkha, Kharikhola Another steep climb finally takes us to Bupsa. Overnight at Bupsa.
|Day 8:||Bupsa to Surke (2290m)
On this day we walk through Kharte, Khari La pass, Puiyan and go through the ups and downs to Sherpa village Surke.
|Day 9:||Surke to Lukla to Phakding (2,652m)
From Surke, our trail climbs toward Chaurikharka. Initially, the trek moves up to Chhiplung. Then the trail moves down to Phakding via Lukla. Overnight stay at Phakding.
|Day 10:||Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
At morning we walking through a beautiful pine forest along the DudhKoshi River, Villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we enter Sagarmatha National Park. We march through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. Crossing DudhKoshi and BhoteKoshi rivers and climb of about two hours we get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chautara to admire the view and hike of about 1.5 hours we rest at Namche Bazaar (a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region). We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
|Day 11:||Acclimatization Day (3,440m)
This day is acclimatization day especially programmed taking care of your health. This day is a rest day and you can explore Sagarmatha National Park or Namchebazar and Khumjung Valley. It offers you internet, cafes, shops, restaurant, bakery and other where you can hang out and feel better for next day hike. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
|Day 12:||Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m)
After breakfast in Namche our journey continues, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam and close up view of Thamserku. Enjoying wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar, through alpine forests, DudhKoshi River, we reach PhunkiThenga where we’ll have lunch relaxed lunch then steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and a biggest Buddhist Monastery in Khumbu region which we will visit too. After long trek you will enjoy Overnight stay at lodge at Tengboche.
|Day 13:||Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)
After breakfast we gear up for our day hike to Dingboche. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. The place where we stop for lunch not only serves delicious food but also allows a fantastic close-up view of Mt AmaDablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley to Lobuche River. We descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, we will see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Enjoy overnight stay at Dingboche.
|Day 14:||Trek Down to Phortse Village (3800 M)
Today we trek all the way down to another Sherpa village called Phortse which lies just under the snow dusted peaks of Taboche and Cholaste then we start explore it.
|Day 15:||Phortse to Thame Village
Today we trek to Thame which is an old Sherpa Villages along BhoteKoshi River valley. En route you have opportunity to see many Tibetan Nomads with hundred of Yak Caravana trading goods to Namche Bazaar, several Himalayas vistas, yaks and other wildlife and much more.
|Day 16:||Thame to Namchebazaar
After exploring the village of Thame and interacting to locals we fall back to Namche Bazaar and relax. Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 17:||Namche To Lukla
We head down to Lukla enjoying great mountainous view, village and people, their temples and prayer stones and prayers flag we settle at Lukla. On arrival in Lukla, we recall our past weeks memories and bringing smile all over our faces. Explore Lukla rest of the day Overnight in Lukla.
|Day 18:||Lukla to Kathmandu & Free Day
This day you fly back to Kathmandu and you will be escorted to hotel. Then rest of the day is your free day and you are on your own so take advantage and enjoy Kathmandu as much as you can by shopping, live music or any entertainment activities, pubs and restaurants, massages or therapies and later in the evening enjoy free dinner with All Around Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd., with complete Nepalese hospitality and cultural music.
The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today! You have explored both Everest and Sherpa Lifestyle of Nepal via Everest Trek with Sherpa Culture. There is nothing to do than trade emails to travel companions and organize our photos. On our way to home we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure trip in the wonderful country of Nepal. Enjoy Breakfast Service.
Cost On Request
- Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
- Accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star standard hotels with breakfast.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide.
- Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks
- Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House while on treks.
- Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.
- Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.
- Insurance of our field staff.
- Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
- Lukla -Kathmandu flight ticket including 15kg Baggage Allowances
- TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
- All additional government tax.
Cost does not include
- Nepal entry visa fee
- International /Domestic any air fare.
- Travelers insurance (compulsory)
- Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.