Fixed departure price: US$ 365 per person - Departure: Every Saturday
The home of Sherpa community of Nepal is known as Solu-Khumbu. All famous mountaineers from Sherpa Tenging Norgey to 10th time summiter Ang Rita came from Thame in Khumbu region. Sherpa belongs to Nyingma-pa Tibetan Buddhist sect. They practice their own Buddhist tradition and custom, which their ancestors brought from East of Tibet. The area above Jorsale, about 113 sq. km is under the protection of National Park. There are blue pine, fir, and juniper forest in the lower elevation and, birch and rhododendron forest in between 3300m to 4000m. Musk deer, Himalayan Thar and serow are commonly found. There is panoramic view of the Himalayan range all the way from Gaurishanker to Mt. Makalu. The view of Amadablam is photogenic.
You follow classic route used by all Everest expedition that starts from Lukla to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Continue the journey to Phakding and enter into the home of Sherpa perched in the nook and corner of the valleys in Khumbu. Stop at Namchebazar and Syangboche. Visit Khunde and Khumjung. You get to see great view of Mt. Everest and Amadablam. Amadablam may be the most photograhphic peaks anywhere. It is beautiful and imposing right in front of you. Descend back to Dudh Koshi and stop overnight at Mongo. Travel onward to Lukla. Fly to Kathmandu.
Namche Bazaar is the commercial center of Khumbu region. It is important stop for trekkers and mountaineers on way to base camp of Everest and many other mountains in that area. It is home of Sherpa ethnic group. Their traditional occupation used to be yak herders and traders. Now due to change in geopolitical condition they have changed their occupation to tourism. They are well known as trekking and mountaineering guides and widely used as high altitude porters by expedition teams. Their religion is Buddhist.
The trek to Everest is incomplete without being influenced by the culture of Sherpa people of the Khumbu region. Ever since the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest (8848m) by Sir Edmund Hillary the whole community benefited from the influx of tourist who come to enjoy the unique landscape of the high mountain that has been the subject of many books and research. Named it, all famous explorers and mountaineers have traded the path. Ever since the peak XV was spotted as the highest point on earth the whole region came into international focus. Though the mountain is named Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolongma by the Tibetan (Chinese) yet the name of Sir George Everest after whom the name was given has become synonymous with the peak itself and the region. After the British Swiss made 2 serious attempt to reach the summit; in 1952 Raymond Lambert with Tenzing reached 8500 meter in their second attempt. As a result they prepared unwittingly Teng Sherpa for the British expedition to help them summit the peak of Everest in 1953 for the first time in the history of human being. Since then the attention on Everest have kept on increasing every year.
Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) - Guest House Accommodation
Transfer to airport. Fly by small 16 seat twin otter aircraft to Lukla airstrip. The flight duration is about 45 minutes. As you fly over the mountain terrain you get to see magnificent view of the Himalayan range to the north. You can see the magnificient view of Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Numbur, menglungtse and finally Everest. After a short stop at the airstrip the trek begins with a short descent to the main trail up the Dudh Koshi river valley. The trail descends from Lukla to join the main trail near the village of Chaurikharka. Cross the river and stay for the night at Phakding. It is a short day walk of about 3 hour.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445 m) - Guest House Accommodation
From Phakding the trail continues north up the Dudh Koshi Valley until the village of Banker is reached at 2700 meters. After 2 hour walk along the Dudh Kosi valley the trail gradually climbs up to Monjo and Jorsale where you will stop for lunch. All along this part of the trail you pass several small villages through rhododendron forest, magnolia trees and giant firs trees. In early fall and late spring seasons the flowers on this section make your walk on the trail a pleasant experience. On the trail you can see beautiful view of Thamserku (6618m) and Kusum Kanguru (6370m). These are prominent peaks seen from the trail along Dudh Koshi river. After Jorsale you enter Sagarmatha national park. The trail from Jorsale become steep all the way to Namche bazaar. It would take about 3 hour to reach Namche Bazar. As you climb, you enjoy our first views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8383m). In the evening you may take rest or walk around the small bazar.
Day 03: Trek to Syangboche (3810m) and visit Khunde & Khumjung villages - Guest House Accommodation
After breakfast make a gradual walk up to the hill to Syangboche. You should allow about 1 ½ hours to reach the top where there is an airstrip for small 6 seat aircraft. Horses are available for those who find the steep hill walk quite difficult (not included in the price). From the airport at Syangboche it takes about 15 minutes gradual walk to reach the lodge. On this day you get to see breathtaking views of Himalayas including Everest (8450m). The view of Amadablam looms large infront of you; it is a fantastic sight. You can also see close up view of other lofty himalayan peaks. In the afternoon visit Khunde and Khumjung (3810 m) villages which are located about an hour walk from Syangboche. At Syangboche you may visit the Japanese built luxury hotel if time permit.
Day 04: Trek to Manjo (2800 m) - Guest House Accommodation
After breakfast descend the trail back to Namche Bazar and to Dudh Koshi. Continue to retrace the trail that descend to Monjo. On the way to Monjo you may visit some of the small monasteries. There is also a Bddhist monastery (gompa) at Manjo located about 10 minute from the village.
Day 05: Trek Trek to Lukla (2800 m) - Guest House Accommodation
The trail continues down the Dudh Koshi valley through sher[pa villages of Banker, Phakding, Ghat and Chaurikharka before making the short climb to Lukla. Stay overnight in Lukla.
Day 06: Fly to Kathmandu
The schedule flight to Kathmandu leaves early in the morning. The flight may be delayed due to fog in Kathmandu. The flight to Kathmandu is spectacular as it seemingly drops down at the edge of the airstrip before gaining the altitude that unfolds poanoramic view of the grqandeur of the Himalayan range. Upon arrival at the airport you will be provided transfer to your hotel.End of service.
01. Airport transfers
02. Lodge accommodation (double sharing in most places) on Bed and Breakfast
03. Trek guide and an assistant sherpa above 5 persons in a group 1:5
04. Porter for member baggage (10 kg each)
05. Local transport
06. Accident insurance for staffs and porters, and ground transportation as required.
01. Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu
02. Airfares ,Nepal visa fee,
03. TIMS and Park permit fees
04. Private transport to start and from end point of trek
05. Equipment and clothing, sleeping bags
06. Personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation, medical first aid
07. Expenses of personal nature like bottled water and beverage, hot shower, laundry and tips, and services that are not specifically mentioned
find your trip
- Price : USD 365
- Destinations : Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Syangboche, Khumjung - Everest, Solukhumbu
- Max Elevation : 3810
- Weather : Spring and Autumn are good time to visit this area
- Trip Duration : 6 days
- Trip Grade : Moderate
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