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Sherpa Village Trekking

Trip Level
Moderate
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
3870 meter
Trip Duration
12 Days

Overview

This trek offers excellent views of Everest 8,848m and 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 07 eventful days – more mountain views, more culture, more nature, more hospitality, more surprises, more, more.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu- 1350m/4,428ft. Meet and transfer to hotel

  • Day 02: Trip preparation in Kathmandu.  Overnight hotel

  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla. Begin trek to Phakding (2652m/8,700ft)

  • Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440m/11,284ft )

  • Day 05: Namche –Acclimatization Day (hike to Thame or Khude Khumjung)

  • Day 06:  Trek to Phortse village

  • Day 07: Trek to Tyangboche (3870m/12,694ft) via Pangboche

  • Day 08. Trek to Namche

  • Day 09. Back track to Lukla

  • Day 10. Fly to Kathmandu

  • Day 11. At leisure in Kathmandu

  • Day 12. Transfer to Airport for your departure flight

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu- 1350m/4,428ft. Meet and transfer to hotel
Yala Adventure's representative will be receiving from Kathmandu Airport and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon free.

Day 02: Trip preparation in Kathmandu/ Optional sightseeing in Kathmandu,  Overnight at hotel.
After having breakfast, you will have choice for sightseeing around Kathmandu or explore by your own. Our representative could suggest the best places to see around while we are in Nepal. In the evening you will have tips briefing at your hotel or Yala Adventure's office.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 03: Fly to Lukla. Begin trek to Phakding (2652m/8,700ft),2-3 hours
Early morning we will drive to Airportin Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla. On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440m/11,284ft ), 5-6 hours
Continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaarthe biggest town along the Everest trail surrounded by many restaurants, hotelsand other tourist related shops and money exchanges.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 05 - Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize. We will have a choice to Walk to Thamel Monastery which is famous on that region or optional hike up to Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From where, we can see views of the Himalayan ranges including Mt Everest.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 06:  Trek to Phortse village, 4 hours
Today, after breakfast in Namche, we start the trek to Phortse Tenga which is nearly 6km which will take around 5 hours. We can see the beautiful mountain view while trekking. Our overnight today is at Phortse village.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Tengboche (3870m/12,694ft) via Pangboche, 4 hours
From Phortse it’s an easy stroll to the village of Pangboche, which has the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. The trek then leads us through beautiful dense Rhododendron forest, where you can often see Danphe Pheasants and Musk Deer. After crossing this forest and you have arrived at Tengboche where you will stay the night. 

Day 08: Trek to Namche Bazzar. (3440m/11,284ft), 7 hours
Our descent takes us through Tengboche before continuing to Namche Bazaar.We will leave all the famous mountains behnd us and back to Namche for Overnight.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 09: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9,184ft) , 6/7 hrs- 6 hours
The last day of trekking, we return to Lukla and enjoy the rest of the time with very good memory of Everest Base Camp trek.Talk and make a small gathering with all staffs  together at hotel as a success of the trip.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 10: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
After early breakfast at Hotel in Lukla you will transfer to Airport for your flight to Kathmandu. After arrival in Kathmandu, you will be picked up from Domestic airport and transfer to hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11: A Leisure Day in Kathmandu
We will have a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. You may share your experience with our office barriers in the evening when we have farewell dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, dinner

Day 12: Transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight
Depends upon your flight timing, we will transfer to you to International airport in Kathmandu.

Cost Details

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle in Kathmandu
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Plan
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle (optional)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket and tax
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period
  • Everest base camp trekking map
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa to carry your bags during the trekking (two persons one staff)
  • A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) when required
  • All required special trekking permits including Everest national park fee
  • All government taxes and our service charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any International airfare and tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee (visa will obtained at Kathmandu airport on arrival)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected but not mandatory)
  • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Your Travel and medical insurance incase of emergency
  • Any others expenses not mentioned on package Includes section

Equipments Checklist

Clothing
    Warm jacket or down jacket 
    Water and windproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
    Long sleeved synthetic fleece
    Thermal underwear
    Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
    Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
    Shorts and trousers, or skirt
    2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
    2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
    Proper hiking boots
    Running shoes and flip-flops
    T-shirts

During winter season, additional clothings may include:
    The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
    Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
    Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
    Snow gaitors

Trekking Gear
    Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
    Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
    Map of the trekking area
    Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
    Sleeping bag and silk liner
    Water bottles

Miscellaneous
    Toiletries
    A small light weight and quick drying towel
    Bar of soap
    Sunscreen (at least SPF +20)
    Earplugs
    Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
    First aid kid
    Water purification tables or a water filter
    Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
    Toilet paper

Optional items
    Camera, battery etc
    Altimeter
    Compass
    Binoculars
    Books/magazines
    Trekking poles
    GPS unit
    Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
    Sewing/repair kit
    Pocket knife
    Candles (for lodges)
    Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Camping

    Tent
    Stove and fuel
    Cooking, eating and drinking utensils
    Sleeping mat
    Food and water (for the very remote trekking areas)

Map

map

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.