Sherpa Culture Trekking, trip leads you to an adventure of a life time experience, with grand views of world highest Mt. Everest. This Sherpa Culture Trekking located within World highest Heritage Sites; The Sagarmatha National Park. The national park was added as World Heritage Sites in 1979.
Sherpa Culture Trekking with us leads you to marvelous adventure starting with a short scenic flight to Lukla at 2,820 m high. Lukla is the gateway to Everest where all trekking, mountaineering expeditions and other adventure start and end in this busy Sherpa town with amazing short airstrips. Our adventure leads past interesting traditional farm villages through wonderful villages of Choplung, Ghat and Phakding.
This scenic journey leads to Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village where all TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) and National Park permits are checked recording daily flow of all foreign trekkers. From here walking along Dudh Kosi River crossing several suspension bridges and finally leading to a long climb uphill to famous Namche Bazaar the Sherpa capital and the main town of Khumbu around Everest region.
Everest base camp where one can enjoy with facilities like ATM, Banks, Post-Office, Cyber Café, Stores and shops with many nice restaurant and fresh bakeries, every Saturday market is held where you can observe the local Sherpa of Khumbu area. After a pleasant stop heading higher towards Khunde and Khumjung village with grand views of snow capped peaks including Mt. Everest and majestic towering peak Ama-Dablam Just above Namche route diverts towards uphill to Syangboche where there’s a small airstrip, from here another hour leads to the sleepy and quaint village of Khunde, where there’s a hospital built and run by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation.
From here a short walk of 40 minute brings you at Khumjung village for the overnight stop. Khumjung village with the High School again built and run by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust and there’s an old monastery and has a Yeti scalp that’s the belief. Khunde and Khumjung located on the same glacial valley beneath the majestic scared peak Khumbi-la 5,830m the patron God of the Khumbu region.
After a memorable time at Khumjung village with amazing culture and scenic experience return journey leads back to Lukla for short flight back to Kathmandu with an overwhelming time Sherpa Culture Trekking.
It all depends on the client’s requirement. However, We will be staying at 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Guesthouse/teahouses during the trek. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional charges. We will have rooms with attached restrooms in most parts of the trek but this is not possible in a few remote locations. Also understand that single rooms are not easily available in higher elevations like they are in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions. In Kathmandu for our clients as these hotels are conveniently located in the center of the popular Thamel area.
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the summer or monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a paradise for a keen botanist and naturalist.
Destination Holidays trekking involves for 4 to 7 hours of walking every day, depending on trails and altitude as per the trip selected, with some rest and acclimatization periods. The daily routine begins at around 6 a.m. with bed tea and washing water brought to your tent and rooms. Please get packed promptly so that the Sherpa guides can start taking down the tents and your baggage, while you are having breakfast. Take your day pack with you to breakfast. The morning walk will be about 3 hours and there is no need to hurry. The lunch stop lasts about 1 to 2 hours and is a good time to do your laundry and write your diary etc. Then walk for another 2 to 3 hours to our evening stop. Tea and biscuits awaits you and a few hours later dinner and evening reading, cards, drinking, etc.
Tipping though not compulsory however has become a customary in Nepal. 13 per cent VAT and 2.2 per cent Tourist Service Fee is usually included in your bill. Waiters, Bell boys and room maids would be happy to receive tips.
Early morning depart from the hotel for the flight to Lukla in a small plane Dornier, Twin Otter or similar type, during airborne great views of snow capped peaks with Mt. Everest, this scenic flight takes 30 mins, on landing at Lukla, meet our other trekking staff and porters, with time rest and to refresh before starting the trek to Phakding for overnight stop, walk leads through several wonderful villages and farm lands with great views of hills and valleys then reaching at Phakding village for the night halt by the Dudh Kosi (river)
Today, walk will be long heading to Namche at 3,440 m high on the uphill path, starting the morning on crossing few bridges over Dudh Kosi River, then reaching at Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo.
From here walk leads on the bank of a river, after last bridge an uphill haul for few hours all the way to Namche Bazaar, here with 2 nights in this large prosperous trading town –village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with busy colorful interesting Saturday market.
After a pleasant stop in Namche, morning starts along a gradual winding nice path through with the striking views of Ama-Dablam. On walk with stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tharmsarku and Kwangde peak. The path climbs to a ridge and a small valley at Syangboche with an old small airstrip from here a nice pleasant walk to Khunde village, here visit the one and only hospital funded and built by late Sir Edmund Hillary Trust and Foundation, after an interesting tour of the hospital with super views of mountains a short walk downhill leads to large traditional Sherpa village at Khumjung.
Khumjung village with a High School, built and run by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust at Khumjung visit the old monastery the only place with a Yeti scalp which is kept nice and secure in a glass box. Khunde and Khumjung located on the same glacial valley beneath the majestic scared peak Khumbi-la 5,830m the patron God of the Khumbu region.
Morning walk starts on a winding trail all the way to Namche Bazaar, after a nice refreshing break at Namche journey continues following downhill all the way to Dudh Kosi River valley, with short ups and downs reaching back at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then to Monjo village for overnight stop in this lovely small village.
Today, last of this super adventure ending at Lukla, morning walk leads on the gradual winding path to reach at Lukla, after a last final climb of 45 minutes, in Lukla reaching for lunch and overnight stop, a free afternoon to organize gratitude and farewell dinner with fellow staff and porters.
From Lukla daily flight operates early morning to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight time can get delayed due to unfavorable bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small plane for short scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal transfer back to respective hotels.
Today, last day in Nepal with great memories and amazing experience of Sherpa Culture Trekking, DH staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure homeward bound or to next port of call.
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