11 Days of immersion into the culture of the Sherpa in the midst of Mt. Everest!
The world of the Sherpa people is like no other. Living for centuries in the remote area of eastern Nepal, the Sherpas have developed a unique culture that reflects the high mountains region of Everest.
This is a land of ancient monasteries hanging on the sides of the mountains. It is a land of colorful people, laughing children and smiling faces with incredible scenery. It is an excellent way to experience the land of the Sherpas as you trek on the top of the world.
On this trek, you will see these monumental peaks:
You will also visit the famed Tengboche Monastery, the highest Buddhist monastery in the world.
This is only seven days, which is relatively short, but offers a great immersion into the world of Everest. This is a great trip for people who have a limited amount of time, but want to see the best of what Nepal has to offer.
All of this can actually be accomplished in 11 memorable days. Contact your representative at PANDA TREKS & EXPEDITIONS for more details as well as for the opportunity to book this amazing Langtang to Chitwan Adventure!
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel, rest and refresh for couple of hour and complete the official formalities.
Day 02 : Guided tour around Kathmandu valley. This day sightseeing tour will take you to visit all the major historical and cultural monuments of Nepal and necessary preparation for the treks.
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla at 2840m., and trek to Phakding 2610m. The trail is gentle descends first up to Thado Koshi then gradual climb up to the first camp site via Dudh koshi river bank.
Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar at 3440m., Namche Bazar is main commercial town of Khumbu region as well as gate way to Mt. Everest. Before head to further your journey you will have chance to experience about real Sherpa culture.
Day 05 : Acclimatize in Namche Bazar, morning visit Everest view point form there you will have first glimpse of Mt. Everest and stunning views of other mountains - Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, Thamserku and more. After an hour enjoying with splendid views back to tea house for rest and enjoy visiting Sherpa’s carnival market.
Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche at 3860m., after breakfast at Namche Bazar your trek start via gentle ridge walk of the town and descent to the Dhudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka, after crossing the bridge from there the trail goes climb up to the Tengboche.The Monastery of there is the main attraction during the Mani Rimdu festival in November most of the locals and travelers gather for the celebration. Besides the place offers you panoramic views second glimpse of Mt. Everest.
Day 07 : Trek Back Tengboche to Khumjung Sherpa Village, This is the largest settlement village in the Sherpa land where you will have chance to see real Sherpas’ life style and there cultural activities, The village has also a high school which is funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation and also an old monastery where they have preserved famous Yeti skull.
Day 08 : Trek back to Phakding, the trail again drops to Namche Bazar and have a short tea/coffee stop and continue descending via same route and on the way stop for the lunch break an hour at Jorsale Village.
Day 09 : After breakfast from Phakding Village, trek back to Lukla, have a lunch and rest at tea house lodge or afternoon free for personal activities.
Day 10 : Early in the morning fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu, end the trip and transfer to hotel.
Day 11 : Free day in Kathmandu for personal activities- shopping/ sightseeing or transfer to airport for International departure.