The life of mountain dwellers is vastly different from one we lead in the city and is worth having a look at. To give you a look into the heart of the villages of these people we offer an exceptional 8 days trek featuring a wide range of spectacular scenery combined with unique cultural encounters with the kindhearted Sherpa people who inhabit these high altitude regions. You will reach a maximum altitude of 4100m requiring a moderate level of physical fitness to comfortably complete this trek.
The journey begins in the ancient city of Kathmandu, from where a short flight to the beautiful village of Lukla (2800m) will transport you to the heart of the Solu Khumbu region. The trek continues through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, with pine forests, rhododendron flowers and an abundance of wildlife, to Namche Bazaar (3442m). A day of rest is necessary in Namche in order to get acclimatized to higher altitudes. The following days trekking will bring you to the village of Tengboche (3930m), home to the highest Buddhist monastery in the world (4100m) and also reputed by photographers as one of the best places to capture the awesome beauty of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its neighboring peaks.
The concluding days of this adventure will be spent in the delightful and scenic villages of Khunde (3500m) and Khumjung, where you will have the opportunity to interact with the legendary Sherpa people and participate in their astonishing traditional lifestyle. Back down to Lukla from where you will take a short flight back to Kathmandu, enjoying the last views of the awe-inspiring Himalayan range and its people.
Day to Day Itinerary for Sherpa Village Trek
Day-01:- Arrival at Kathmandu-1,350m/4,428ft
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Kumar Adventure will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer to you hotel. Free day & evening welcome dinner at any typical Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day-02:- Kathmandu City Tour – Trip Preparation Day
Full day Sightseeing includes Katmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple – Hindu Temple & Buddhanath – The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancient Katmandu Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the Sherpa Village Trek and overnight stay at Hotel at Kathmandu.
Day-03:- Early Morning flight to lukla, And trek to Phakding (3-4hrs)-2,652m/8,700ft
We fly on a twin Otter Aircraft to the Himalayan foothills Lukla, where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. The views from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After breakfast, the trekking starts passing Chaurikharka village, and makes a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the precise bank of the Dudhkosi River until camp at Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) is reached. This day we just have short walk and will be resting for whole day. Little acclimatize day. Over night at lodge
Day-04:- Trek to Namche-(5-6hrs)-3,440m/11,286ft
The trail cross Dudhkoshi River through a long suspension bridge then trail leads you crossing side by side along the river to Hilary’s Suspension Bridge. The trail further climbs from here to Namche Bazaar which is the gate way to Mt. Everest. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day-05:- Acclimatization at Namche-3,440m/11,286ft
Today we will have acclimatization day at Namche.You can either have whole day relax or hike up to Syangboche for the the views of the top of the Everest. later come back to Namche for overnight. Namche bazaar is the main centre in the Khumbu region and has shops, restaurants, a bakery, hotel with hot showers and electric power. There is a colorful market each Saturday.
Day-06:- Namche Bazaar to Khumjung-(4 to 5 hrs) 3,860m/12,662ft
Today we hike up towards a big hill and reach Everest View Point Hotel after crossing a tiny airstrip on Syangboche. We can take a breather with tea coffee here at this hotel and enjoy the views of Everest, Nuptse and other Himalayan peaks. We then lead you to Khumjung, probably one of the best village of Khumbu regions. Visit Hillary school established by Sir Admund Hillary and visit to Khunde village where a place of famous climber and big hospital running by charity. Overnight stay at Khumjung.
Day-07:- Trek to Tyangboche-(4 to 5 hrs) 3,870m/12694ft
We take a walk descent down to Dudhkoshi River passing through little villages on the way. The trails involve down with forest and across riverside for the lunch and we take a final ascent step up for 2 hours through pine and fir forest to reach a small hill Tyangboche. It has the famous Tengboche Gumba to explore for the day. Tyangboche offers the best views of Ama Dablem. Over night at lodge
Day-08:- Trek to Monjo-(6 to 7 hrs) 2,950m/9,676ft
Trek goes down to the riverside at Fukitenga and steady climb through forest and continuous walk to Namche Bazaar. After Namche we walk down to the hill, cross some suspension bridge and reach monjo for overnight.
Day-09:- Trek to Lukla-(4 to 5 hrs)2,652m/8700ft
Leisurely this morning we trek back to Lukla, you can walk at your own pace and enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. Arrival in Lukla and you’ll have time to stroll around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew member and overnight at Hotel.
Day-10:- Lukla to Kathmandu by Flight 1,350m/4,428ft
Flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are mostly in morning due to impact of weather and wild blowing at Lukla airport. We take a Trans Himalayan flight back to Kathmandu by small aircraft and transfer to hotel. Free afternoon to be fresh up; Evening we comment about the trip and celebrate farewell dinner together at Nepalese Typical Restaurant. Over night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Although Sherpa Village Trek consider as a easy and non risk zone in terms of AMS(acute mountain sickness) for relaxed trekkers that Kumar Adventure Trekking planned this itinerary with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) as you are going up to 3800m/12467ft which is the mandatory height of this trek at Tengboche. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in the air. Your body needs few day to adapt to this and our itinerary provide enough time for acclimatization, so for a safe trek it absolutely essential to allow for sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS.