Sherpa Village Trek
The Everest region is famous for trekking, mountaineering, peak climbing and expedition. Among the major destinations of trekking in Nepal, Everest region stood second despite poor accessibility. The number of trekkers to Everest has increased dramatically because of the publicity the mountain has received from several sources. Solu Khumbu is famous not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain, Mt.Everest (8848m.), but also for its Sherpa villages and age-old monasteries.
Being situated at higher altitude, the region has high risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) if due emphasis is not given for acclimatization. If symptoms like- headache, loss appetite and vomiting are seen, one has to immediately inform to the guide so that he would facilitate to take first-aid treatment or take you to the near by health post or he will take you down to the lower altitude.
This is a classic teahouse trek that passes through high mountain villages inhabited by the Sherpa people, a mountain people of Tibetan heritage who migrated south over the Himalayan chain more than 500 years ago, settling into the high valleys of the Nepal Himalaya. The Sherpas are revered for their incredible strength as local high-altitude alpine climbing guides and are famous for their engaging personalities, kindness and generosity.
We would take a breathtaking flight over scenic-mountain passes, to Lukla, a small village at the mouth of the upper Khumbu Valley. After two days of trekking north, we’ll arrive at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) and spend two nights acclimatizing at this relatively high elevation. From this small settlement we trek to a village on the old Tibetan salt route, Thame. Thame monastery would be visited and the next day we’ll travel to Kunde & Khumjung and hike to Phortse. We will travel to Tengboche from Phortse. We would visit the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu, the Tengboche Monastery and return to Lukla. This outstanding trek offers an excellent opportunity to connect us with the Sherpa people of Nepal and become introduced to high altitude life in the Himalaya.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1320m)
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and then to Phakding (2640m.)
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.). Upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m.). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. In the late afternoon, we reach Phakding.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m.)
Having breakfast at Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).The trail goes along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks Dudh Koshit to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.).Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazzar
We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.)
Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Tyangboche (3867 m.). The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. In this section too, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.
Day 06: Tyangboche to Thame (3750m.)
It is our turn to trek from Tyangboche to Thame (3750m.). Thame is located on the old Tibetan trade route. Here one will get a true taste of a Himalayan mountain village. Thame is located beyond the typical tourist treks.
Day 07:Thame to Monjo (2835m.)
Today we trek from Thame to Jorsale. We will pass through the scenic & peaceful valley endowed with rich biodiversity and culture. Overnight stay at Monjo.
Day 08: Monjo to Lukla (2800m.)
Having lunch at Monjo, we trek to Lukla (2800m.). En route, we gradually descend along the bank of Dudh Koshi River. We would have plenty of opportunities to walk over suspension bridges.
Day 09: Lukla to Kathmandu
We board our early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel.
- Ground transportation all meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner with tea/coffee), accommodation in teahouses, 2 night hote in Kathmandu on BB plan, a guide, entry permits, all necessaries for Nepalese staff (all meals, accommodation in tea houses, equipments, insurance etc).
- Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes, clients personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses etc.
- Flight ticket for clients Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
- Flight ticket for guide Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
Note: The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.
Related Trekking Route
Trekking Region: Everest Region
Trekking Name: Sherpa Village Trek
Best Season: September to December & March to May
Trekking Type: Lodge Trek [Tea House]
Maximum HIght: 4100m.
Duration: 10 Days