Everest Himalaya SHERPA culture trek, a local people and Buddhist Monasteries history trip in Everest region, with the belief and faith people since time immemorial. Along with that, we also explore the villages and high valleys of Khumbu sampling the incredible hospitality of Sherpa people.
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and walk slowly up in the Dudh Koshi Valley to the Sherpa capital, Namche. While acclimatizing in Namche, we will visit some local highlights including the beautiful Namche monastery before following the trail to Thame village in the Dudh Koshi river valley. In Thame there is an ancient Buddhist monastery perched in cliff.
After visiting the monastery, we descend to Khumjung, where we are treated to incredible views of Kantega, Thamserku and the Nuptse-Lhotse wall with Mt Everest view point above. During our stay in Khumjung, we visit its beautiful village and a special monastery that is well known for preserving a yeti scalp and finger.
We then make our way to Phortse, Pangboche and Tengboche. The views along the trail are tremendous, with snow-capped mountains on all sides, as well as deep forested river valleys and small villages. Crossing the bridge there is a little slope walk trail, and then we head to beautiful Phortse village and Pangboche, which is 3908M, the highest elevation during the trip. There we visit a very old popular monastery and traditional local village, and then all the way down to Tengboche. In the village there is also a very popular monastery, and a big Buddhist festival will be held once a year.
With all the wonderful memories, we walk back to Lukla, waiting for our flight back to Kathmandu.
Tour Destination: Everest Sherpa Culture Treks
Duration: 12 days
Activities: Cultural tour/ Trekking
Minimum altitude: 2853m
Maximum altitude: 3980m
Best season: Sep/ Oct/ Nov/ Feb/ March/ Apr/ May/ June.
Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
Accommodations: 2 nights Hotel in Kathmandu, 10 nights Tea-house in trekking.
Transport: Flight from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu And Our (Nepal Altitude treks and expedition private limited) staff waiting for you in the airport to arrival and then take to hotel by private car, van, or bus overnight hotel .
Morning flight around 45 minutes from Kathmandu to Lukla, and then walk 3.5 hours to phakding and we can see on the way beautiful nature local village monastery beautiful river valley and some mountain's overnight lodge .
From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the locals, lowland traders and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Overnight at lodge. .
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops with magnificient outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to take one and half hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. We have a nice time at Namche and then settle in for the night. Overnight at lodge.
From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as we head up the Bhote Kosi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. Along the way we pass many prayer flags and mani stones, all indicative of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of this area. After descending to the Bhote Kosi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here there are good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde. To the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame, popukarly known as the village of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, one of the first Everest climbers, is a small picturesque village with closely built houses and a beautiful Monastery, perched on the slope of a steep cliff overlooking the village.
TWe retrace our route down the Bhote Koshi Valley towards Namche and branch off to follow a quiet trail to Khumjung. The village is popular for Hillary School founded by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1961 and a gompa at the top end of town. The Monastery displays a scalp considered to be of a yeti. From the village, we can have the excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam and Everest.
Now we heading descend back along the valley to Phortse, village walk down 30 minutes and walk up about 1 and half hour MONG LA small village view point we can see all of round mountain and some Sherpa village and then all the way walk down to the river about 1 and half hour and then cross the bridge walk up to phortse beautiful Sherpa traditional village about 40 minutes overnight lodge 1 hour. After lunch we come back same way until reaching Dingboche village. Overnight in Lodge.
From Phortse, passing through fields, a stream and two white Chortens, we descend along the trail to Pangboche. It takes a couple of hours to reach Pangboche. Our highest trekking point is Pangboche (3985m). Its highlight is the charming and unspoiled monastery. The monastery, which is also famous for its yeti scalp and hand, is believed to have been founded around 1667 making it the oldest Sherpa Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu.and beautiful Sherpa village overnight lodge
While on our way down to Tengboche we see many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu. The monastery stands sentinel on a high ridge with the stunning backdrop of Ama Dablam. Every year during the November- December full moon, the monastery hosts Mani Rimdu festival, one of the liveliest festivals of the whole Khumbu region. A spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising in the horizon can be seen from this tengboche village and then walk down to the Namche Bazar overnight lodge
Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some chang (local beer - a favorite drink on the mountains), do a jig to some Sherpa dancing and reflect back on a memorable trekking experience.
Wek up early morning and after breakfast airstrip to flight back to Kathmandu.And the rest of your day is free to do your own things.You could do some shopping , packing, or rest in hotel
In Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. There will be a guided tour to Boudhnath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and after that to Pashupatinath, the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. We take a tour to Patan also called as Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. We walk through Patan Durbar Square, and delight in the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square.And after farewell dinner then departure International Airport