Sherpa Village Trekking
This trek offers excellent views of Everest 8,848mand the main peaks of the Khumbu without going to extreme altitudes. Starting with a flight to Lukla airstrip we trek in to Namche Bazaar.
This trek offers excellent views of Everest 8,848mand the main peaks of the Khumbu without going to extreme altitudes. Starting with a flight to Lukla airstrip we trek in to Namche Bazaar, the principle town of the area and the Sherpa ‘capital.’ After a day of acclimatization we explore the traditional Sherpa villages of Kunde and Khumjung set amongst incredible mountain scenery. We then trek to Thyangboche – the site of Nepal’s most sacred Buddhist monastery. The views from this ridge above the Dudh Kosi river is possibly the most beautiful with Mt. Everest looming over the Lhotse Ridge and Ama Dablam towering above the monastery. We continue to Pangboche, the treks highest point, and then by way of, seldom visited, Phortse we swing back to Namche and Lukla to end the trek with a flight back to Kathmandu. This trek offers more of everything packed into 10 eventful days – more mountain views, more culture, more nature, more hospitality, more surprises, more, more.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu- 1350m/4,428ft. Meet and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner
Day 2: Trip preparation in Kathmandu. Overnight hotel.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla. Begin trek to Phakding (2652m/8,700ft).
Day 4: Trek to Namche (3440m/11,284ft ).
Day 5: Namche – Acclimatization Day (hike to Thame or Khude Khumjung)
Day 6: Trek to Phortse village.
Day 7: Trek to Tyangboche (3870m/12,694ft) via Pangboche.
Day 8. Trek to Namche.
Day 9. Back track to Lukla.
Day 10. Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 11. At leisure. Farewell dinner.
Day 12. Final departure transfer.
The Moderate treks begin to present more of a challenge to first time trekkers and are tougher than easy treks .So these treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. Most people who enjoy a weekend in the hills or mountains at home are capable of undertaking a trek at this level: you need to be in good health and reasonably fit, and you will almost certainly be taking regular exercise. A trek could be graded Moderate either as a fairly easy medium-duration walk, or as a harder, shorter walk. Some walking at higher altitude and the occasional longer or more difficult day may be involved, but generally conditions underfoot will be fair. A walking day would normally be between 5 to 8 hours long and no experience is necessary.