11 Days Everest Sherpa Cultural-Scenic Trekking

"Experience the culture and beauty of Everest with the Sherpa experts."
Good to Know
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4365m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and September- December

Highlights

  •  A scenic walks with grand views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse with a series of peaks.
  •  Panoramic flight both ways with exciting views of Everest and other mountains.
  •  Sagarmatha National Park is a World Heritage Site enriched with flora /fauna.
  •  Explore Sherpa's traditional villages and impressive monasteries of the Buddhist religion.
  •  Walk around lovely tranquil pines and rhododendron forests with grand views

 

AN ADVANTAGE OF BOOKING A TRIP WITH TREKKING PLANNER NEPAL

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, and duffle bags for porter, city, and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Trip Introduction: 11 Days Everest Sherpa Cultural-Scenic Trekking

Everest Sherpa Cultural-Scenic Trekking is a marvelous high-altitude holiday within high beautiful Khumbu around the Everest Region, where you can enjoy great thrills with grand views of world's highest mountains in the comfort of a nice lodge with local Sherpa great traditional hospitality.

Everest Sherpa Cultural-Scenic Trekking is a suitable short enjoyable adventure for all age groups and especially for a family or corporate type of people with a change of scene into Fresh Mountain air after the hectic daily chores of work.

A pleasant Everest Sherpa Cultural–Scenic Trekking with time to soak into local impressive local culture and customs enriched with old Buddhism religion and in the shade of mighty Mt. Everest.

This lovely walk takes you to world heritage sites within Sagarmatha National Parkenriched with exotic flora and fauna with the world's highest mountains Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, and a range of giant peaks.

The park was established in the mid-1970s and was listed as a world heritage in 1979 to protect and conserve its natural beautiful surroundings as well saving its green woodland from destruction and deforestation.

Everest Sherpa Cultural and Scenic Trekking will be a great way to immerse within the local traditions and life of Sherpa people interwoven with the Buddhist religion with the impressive heritage way of farm life that you encounter on these lovely walks.

Our itinerary program is well planned and designed to provide the best of Everest views with a panorama of high giant mountains both on air during the flight as well on treks to designated overnight stops with rooms facing views of beautiful scenery.

Everest Sherpa Cultural-Scenic Trek takes you around scenic areas of Namche, Khunde, and Khumjung on the magnificent spot at Thyangboche with its impressive colorful monastery surrounded by green enchanting woodland and then at high beautiful Imjatse valley in Dingboche enclosed by high peaks.

From Dingboche where short swift Helicopter flights take you to Lukla, and then continue on a normal flight in a smaller aircraft to Kathmandu, where our marvelous journey and wonderful experience on Everest Sherpa Cultural and Scenic Trekking completes.

Why this trip ?

The 11-day Everest Sherpa Cultural-Scenic Trekking trip is better choice for various reasons:

Cultural Experience: The trek takes you through the traditional Sherpa villages, where you can learn about their culture, tradition, art, language and their way of living life. You will also visit to the historic monasteries and temples, which are an important part of Sherpa culture.

Scenic Beauty: The trek takes you through the world's most beautiful landscapes, including lush woods, terraced farmland, and the Great Himalayas. You will be able to see the Mount Everest, as well as other peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

Adventure: The trek is an average to challenging journey that requires a good level of fitness, but the rewards are well worth the effort. The journey gives you better opportunity to check your limits and push yourself to new heights.

Time: The 11-day trek is perfect time to explore the region and get a glimpse of the culture and landscape of the Everest region, but it is also not so long that it takes up all of one's time.
Route: The itinerary for this trek is well-planned and well-rounded, allowing you to acclimate and explore the region at your own leisure while not missing any of the trek's attractions.

Main Attraction of Sherpa Culture.

Sherpa culture's main attraction is its unique customs, traditions, and way of life, which are strongly based in Tibetan Buddhism. They are famous for their mountaineering and trekking abilities, as well as their hospitality and friendliness to guests. Traditional music and dancing, colourful festivals, and delicious food are all part of Sherpa culture. Furthermore, the Sherpa people's link to the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, draws many visitors to their culture and way of life.

The Himalayan Sherpa’s celebrate a variety of festivals throughout the year, many of which are inspired in Tibetan Buddhism. The following are some of the most important festivals in Sherpa culture:

Mani Rimdu: Mani Rimdu is a Tibetan Buddhist festival celebrated for nine days in the Sherpa populations of Nepal and in the Himalayan areas. The event usually includes rituals, dances, and lectures that are meant to purify and increase the spiritual force of both individual participants and the community as a whole. The celebration is usually held in the autumn, around October or November.

Dumji: Dumji is a Sherpa celebration observed in the Himalayas, usually in June or July. It marks the birth of Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, the second Buddha and the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. The festival is often referred to as 'Drupchen' or 'Drupku'. Religious ceremonies, dances, and the gifting of traditional foods and drinks to the gods and goddesses are all part of the event. The festival also provides an occasion for the Sherpa community to gather and establish social bonds.

Loshar: Loshar, also known as Tibetan New Year, is celebrated by the Sherpa, Tamang and Gurung population of Nepal’s Khumbu region. Lhosar brings together the Sherpa, Tamang, and Gurung people to celebrate the beginning of the New Year with traditional music, dance, and religious ceremonies.

Palden Lhamo: Palden Lhamo is yearly celebration celebrated at the Tengboche Monastery in Nepal's Khumbu area. The event honours the goddess Palden Lhamo, who is regarded as the protector of the Khumbu region and a particularly powerful divine in Tibetan Buddhism. The celebration is performed by the region's Sherpa, Tamang, and Gurung communities.

The local community meets during the event to make offerings to the goddess and seek her blessings for the upcoming year. Traditional music and dance performances, as well as religious ceremonies performed by local lamas, or monks at the event.

Which is the best season ?

The best season for Everest Sherpa Cultural-Scenic Trek is in the spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November), when the weather is clear and stable, providing excellent trekking conditions and breath-taking views of the Himalayas. The temperature is also calm during this period, making it simpler for trekkers to acclimate to the high altitude.

Furthermore, the routes are dry, making it easier to trek, while the lower altitudes' greenery and flowers give a wonderful contrast to the snowy peaks.  However, it depends on your preferences, as the winter season can be too cold, and the summer monsoon season can create excessive rainfall and slippery routes.

Climate and Weather.

The weather around Everest Base Camp depends on the season. However, we cannot predict the climate change up in the mountain. The weather is usually clear during the day time and cooler at the night time during the peak climbing season. The peak season for Everest Base Camp is normally April and May and October and November. During monsoon season (June to September), there will be heavy rain and snowfall. Even in the summer, the temperature at Everet Base Camp  can drop below freezing at night. The average temperature at Everest Base Camp in January is around -17°C and -2°C in July. Because of its high altitude, the air is thin and dry, making it difficult for certain individuals to breathe.

Where and how to start ?

Everest Base Camp Trek is a renowned trekking route in Nepal that usually begins and ends in Kathmandu. We fly to Lukla from Kathmandu.  The journey begins in Lukla and proceeds through small villages and lush woods, passing through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and GorakShep before reaching at the Everest Base Camp.

It is always recommended to schedule the trek with a registered trekking company with well-trained guides, porters, and other equipment support. Trekking Planner Nepal helps you with permits, transportation, as well as accommodation, lodging. Most of the trekking trials are well-defined; however certain sections of the trek may be steep or difficult to manage.

It's also important to know that the trek to Everest Base Camp is not an easy one and also requires a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization to the altitude. Trekking Planner Nepal recommends you to spend some time in Kathmandu for acclimatization before starting the trek and also to some stops up in mountains, to minimize the risks of altitude sickness.

Travel Insurance.

Nepal Trekking Planner always suggests our clients for Travel and Medical Insurance against unpredicted situations that may occur during your walk to Himalayan. The trek normally takes place in a far-off and mountainous region, so medical care and evacuation may be expensive to arrange during emergency. Trekking Planner Nepal advises you to the Insurance through World Nomads Travel Insurance for your upcoming holiday in Nepal to Himalayan destinations.

When getting travel insurance, make sure that your insurance covers all the specific activities such as trekking, hiking, and mountaineering. Additionally, determine whether the coverage covers emergency medical bills and evacuation, including helicopter rescue. Nepal Trekking Planner advice customers to have Travel and Medical Insurance before starting trek. The travel insurance must include appropriate protection for the duration of your tour/trek to cover personal injury, death, medical expenditures, and repatriation expenses in any mode of transportation on emergency evacuation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, etc.

In case, sometimes your chosen trip destination may differ from the planned itineraries. In exceptional cases, we may need to reroute or cancel trips due to political conflict, miserable weather, broken road or trail conditions, and porter position and condition. The company has the right to cancel trips in case of unavoidable circumstances that are outside our control, such as if there are uncertain landslides in the middle of the trial. Please be patient in such situation; we will do our best to change the itinerary travels as much as feasible for your comfort.

Altitude.

The altitude problem is common problem that trekkers face on Mount Everest due to high altitude and less oxygen availability. The trekker may have symptoms like,

  •    Headache.
  •    Dizziness.
  •    Nausea.
  •    Vomiting.
  •    Tiredness.
  •    Loss of appetite.

 The trekker may face physiological challenges too. Furthermore, cold temperatures, strong winds, and other extreme alpine conditions can make climbing more difficult. Climbers frequently take a cautious and steady approach to climbing to overcome these challenges, employing a process known as "acclimatization" to allow their bodies to adjust to the high altitude.

Accommodation.

People trekking to Everest Base Camp will encounter a number of tea shops along the road that provide basic amenities such as shared sleeping rooms, food, and occasionally even hot showers. (You need to pay for hot showers).

As a developing country, when we travel to the Himalayan region, the greenery and population density drop, which is one of the key reasons why we sometimes have to sacrifice for the best services. However, because this is a tourist route, most amenities remain accessible, while some may require a sacrifice.

It's important to remember that the mountain's accommodations are quite basic and frequently overcrowded, and the cost might be exorbitant due to the difficulty of delivering supplies to such a remote position.

Aa Advantage of Booking a Trip with Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, and duffle bags for porter, city, and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Important Note.

  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • we accept instant booking and online payment.
Itinerary
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11 Days Everest Sherpa Cultural-Scenic Trekking provides with standard Itinerary days where some day's walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.

    On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city. After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for briefing on Everest Sherpa Cultural and Scenic Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us. Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

      Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla. From here a slow start with few hours of walks on downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snow capped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.

        Today a long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar as morning starts with gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into forested trail with views of snow capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

          At Namche Bazaar with pleasant overnight stop walk uphill from Namche to reach a hill top, as route diverts with climb to Syangboche, a small settlement with an old airstrip. Facing views of mountains where walk is easier on gradual ups and down towards Khunde village and visit Khumbu only medical hospital built and run by Hillary and his Foundation. After interesting tour of the hospital a slow descends takes you to overnight stop at Khumjung, one of the largest village of Khumbu area after Namche Bazaar. Khunde and Khumjung villages located within scenic glacial valley beneath the peaks of holy Khumbila, the patron god of Khumbu Sherpa. Here with time visit it another old monastery, the one and only place where you can witness a scalp believed to be of Yeti, which is kept safe and secure in a glass box where visitors to see with some donation.

            From Khumjung walk leads on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon uphill climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks. After few hours of climb reaching at Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande with magnificent Amadablam, visit its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer. With scenic time and visiting its monastery a slow downhill walk into deep woods of rhododendron and pines to reach a quiet and isolated spot at Deobuche and transfer to its nice few lodges for overnight stop facing views of Everest and Amadablam peak.

              A free day for great day hike to reach at Phortse village located past Pangboche village, located on the other side of Imjatse River, walk lead down to a bridge and then climb up near Pangboche heading higher near Pangboche old monastery. From high area of Pangboche walk downhill to reach at quiet and remote sleepy village of Phortse which is on the route to scenic Gokyo valley, after an interesting time around return back to Deobuche for overnight stop.

                Morning downhill walk for short while to Imjatse River, after crossing a bridge walk into an open country where tree lines stops for few short juniper and  rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. Pangboche last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located within scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Amadablam and Island Peak.

                  Another rest day for proper acclimatization within beautiful landscapes and views of high peaks, option for short hike up to Nakarjung hills for better views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east adjoining. For some energetic people optional walk to Chukung at 4,760 m high, a small settlement within Imjatse valley offers incredible views of Island Peak, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam.

                    Morning as soon our Helicopter reaches at Dingboche near around the lodge then board in a spacious seated chopper, greeted by the pilot and Captain. Where Helicopter lifts high above with short flight towards high Khumbu valley for close grand views of Mt. Everest and array of peaks, then fly to Lukla and then transfer to Tenzing and Hillary airport in Lukla for scenic morning flight to Kathmandu with panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful time on Everest Cultural and Scenic Trekking.

                      Today a free day in Kathmandu reserved as extra day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, due to unfavorable bad weather conditions which can occur sometimes as Himalaya weather can be unpredictable. If all goes well as per our guideline set itinerary, one can enjoy this day relaxing or with individual extra activities or book for another exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest.

                        Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations. Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Everest Cultural and Scenic Trekking.

                        Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                        Inclusions
                        What's Included
                        •  All airport pick-up drops are by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
                        • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
                        •  03-night twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Kathmandu.
                        •  Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicles.
                        •  Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
                        •  National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
                        •  A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license-holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
                        •  02 guests to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
                        •  We provide an assistant to guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
                        •  lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
                        •  Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.        
                        •   First aid kit box.
                        •  Trekking Planner’s a sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                        •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                        •  Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                        •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                        What's Excluded
                        • Your Nepal Visa fees 
                        • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu 
                        • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
                        • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                        • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given period of the itinerary. We can help you arrange an extra night's accommodation.
                        • Your expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                        Essential Info

                        Suggested Equipment List 

                        • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
                        • Day pack
                        • Trekking shoes
                        • Sports shoes or sandals
                        • Sun Hat/cap
                        • Warm woolen cap
                        • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
                        • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
                        • Pullover or warm sweeter
                        • Raincoat
                        • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
                        • Hand gloves
                        • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
                        • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
                        • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non-cotton preferred)
                        • Sunglasses
                        • Water bottle
                        • 4-season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
                        •  Flash or Torch light
                        • Camera and batteries
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