Sherpa Village Trek in the Everest region of Nepal highlights village and culture. Sherpa village trek is named after two most popular villages of the Khumbu area- Tengboche (3867m)
and Khumjung (3780m) located within Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site. During the trek you will visit one of the largest Sherpa villages known as Khumjung located close to Mount Khumbila. Here you will visit a famous Khumjung monastery as well as High school funded by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust. At this village modern communications facilities such as the internet, mobile and landline phones are easily available.
While trekking to Tengboche and Khumjung villages you will see Sherpas working in the fields growing potatoes and taking care of yaks in the pastures. Working at such a high altitude about 13,100 ft. has long been part of their way of life, but apart from agricultural occupation most of Sherpas are involved in adventure tourism especially in mountaineering. It is universally accepted that Sherpas are the most efficient mountaineers in the world.
The village of Tengboche is a religious center for all Sherpa community of the Everest region. It offers truly Himalayan culture and observe traditional lifestyle of the Sherpa people. In this village you can visit Tangboche Monastery and Sherpa Culture Museum.
If you make your trekking plan during the season of Mani Rimdu Festival, you will have an opportunity to observe the Buddhist Mask dance performed every year in the Khumbu region by the monks of Tengboche Monastery.
It will be a wonderful experience while flying to Lukla . On the flight you will enjoy the mesmerizing views of Himalayan mountain range. After landing at Lukla airstrip, your trek begins following the traditional trail of the Dudhkoshi river into the Sagarmatha National Park. The meandering trail passes through the heartland of the Sherpa settlements, Buddhist monasteries enjoying the alpine flowers and splendid views of Mount Everest and other popular Himalayan peaks getting closer everyday.
The best season for Sherpa village trek is September to November and March to May but it can be organized throughout the year except Monsoon. If our proposed itinerary is not acceptable to you, we can re-design another as per your interest and holidays. So, please feel free to contact us.
This is one of the most popular shorter treks in the Everest region through the land of the Sherpa village, with views of the world’s great 8,000-meter peaks. After a 35 minutes scenic flight to Lukla, the trail follows the trail of the Dudh Koshi river. We will gently climb through forest of rhododendron and magnolia, pine forest, Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries. Namche Bazaar located at 3440m is a larger village and considered the gateway to the high altitude treks in the Everest region. The village has many hotels and shops where you can enjoy and visit the Museum and monastery nearby. On the rest day in Namche Bazaar you can visit a Everest view hotel from where you can get up close view of the world’s greatest mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Tawache and many other peaks
in a clear weather
Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue drive to Patan Durbar Square to see the ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour after lunch. Then, you will visit the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu
A very early morning wake up and transfer to the domestic airport to board our flight to Lukla. We take off to our destination on a 35 min scenic mountain flight to Lukla. After a cup of tea at local Lodge in Lukla we are treading on the legendary “Everest Highway” which heads downwards through the alpine valley following the “Dudh Kosi” or milk river (named after its milky colour from glacial silt). We reach Phakding after 3hrs walk and end our first day here.
The next day we will be walking mostly uphill through the alpine valleys. We will be crossing Dudh Kosi River a few times before we reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. On a clear day you get views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru, Kwangde and Taweche on the way to Namche.
Acclimatization is important before proceeding to higher altitudes. This is the first acclimatization day in Namche bazaar that everyone should make into their trekking itinerary. You can explore around and relax
Today the landscape changes dramatically. The trail is more open and wide and it reveals the great depths of the surrounding mountains. We descend to the Dudh Kosi River and stop for lunch at Phunki Tenga From here we climb steeply through a beautiful rhododendron and birch forest for 2 hours that will take us to Tengboche. We will visit the monastery and watch the monks performing their rituals.
Today’s trek is a short one. First we trek 2 hours straight up, then 40 minutes down to reach Khumjung. This is a picturesque village set under the steep rock of Khumbui Yul Lha with many beautiful houses and grand views of Kangtaiga, Thamserku and Ama Dablam. It is quieter than Namche and worth visiting Khumjung monastery where you can see the so called “Yeti Scalp” and the Khumjung high school built by Sir Edmund Hillary.
We complete our circular route by returning to Namche and from here continue on down the main Everest trail. This is a short day and hence we have time to browse the shops in Namche, before descending steeply to the river. The trail is easier now as we are losing altitude, and we can enjoy a gentle walk on the trail above the Dudh Kosi to Jorsale.
The final day of our trek – we retrace our steps along the trail above the Dudh Kosi before turning off the main Jiri route and rising up to Lukla, where we arrive by mid-afternoon.
We pack up early and head for the airstrip to catch a flight back to Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last minute shopping and packing, or send a few post cards home or even go down for a stroll to Thamel.
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