Spiritual Sherpa Villages trek - 17 days

Spiritual Sherpa Villages trek - 17 days

In this trek you will explore villages and monasteries and see incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people. High light of the trek is to explore world famous sherpa villages, Buddhist Culture, world highest Mountain,Yak caravan Trail, Sagarmatha National Park, World Heritage site and to taste good accommodation and food.

You will trek upto Pangboche to see all magneficient monasteries and Sherpa village in Khumbu regions.  You cross the Trakshindo La before descending towards the raging river of the Dudh Kosi. Follow the Dudh Koshi north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla. The route passes through Lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna,spectacular forests of blooming rhododendron in March April, blue pine and fir. Past friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries through the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Buddhist Monastery, Khunde Khumjung.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. In Kathmandu.

Day 02: In Katmandu - guided sightseeing tour by an expert visiting Boudanath Stupa and Kopan Monastery, Swyambhunath stupa Pharping.

The stupa of Boudhanath lies 8kms east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal stupa is one of the biggest in the world and the center of Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979. Kopan is a thriving monastery of 360 monks, mainly from Nepal and Tibet, and a spiritual oasis for hundreds of visitors yearly from around the world. Swoyambhunath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site. Benchen Monastery at Pharping that is under the spiritual guidance of both His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Venerable Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche provides information about the Dharma centers in the East and West which are connected to the Rinpoches. And it provides information about various social welfare projects especially targeted at poor and needy people living in the East.

Day 03: Fly to Phaplu (2600m). After lunch visit Phaplu HospitalAfter lunch visit Phaplu Hospital ( Founded by Sir Edmund Hillary) Founded by Sir Edmund Hillary)and explore villages. In Phaplu. Lodge/Tea House acocmmodation.

Day 04: Trek to Ringmu (2800m)-Lodge/Tea House acocmmodation.

Day 05: Kharikhola (2050m)- Lodge/Tea House acocmmodation.

From Ringmu you descend to Dudh Koshi, the largest river on the trek. Then ascend through severeal Sherpa and Rai villages. Terraced fields and forest to the spread out village of Khari-Khola.

Day 06: Puiyan (2339m)-Lodge/Tea House acocmmodation.

The path ascends through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then winds steeply up and down through the Dudh Koshi canyan to Puiyan.

Day 07: Phakding (2810m -Lodge/Tea House acocmmodation.

The trail climbs for about an hour after Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m. Then up to another ridge. Passing the path to Lukla airport, after which we climb on to Phakding.

Day 08: Namche (3440m)- Lodge/Tea House acocmmodation.

Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. All day you pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest- rhododendron, magniolia trees and giant firs. During the trek you can see the glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m).

Day 09: In Namche - Acclimatization day.

Explore Namche bazaar. Visit Khumjung Monastery for 2/3 hours. If you are well and fit enough spent more time on these vilalges.

Day 10:Namche to Tengboche (3,867m)-Lodge/Tea House acocmmodation.

After walking one hour you arrive in phungithanga from there the trail climbs through forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. You visit the Bhuddist Monastry at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.

Day 11:Tengboche to Pangboche-Lodge/Tea House acocmmodation.

The trail droops down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and climbs past superb mani stones ( carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant om mani padme hum) to Pangboche at 3860m The gompa (monastery) here is worth visiting.

Day 12: Retrace trail to Tengboche. -Lodge/Tea House acocmmodation.

Day 13: Retrace trail to Manjo-Lodge/Tea House acocmmodation.

Day 14: Retrace trail to Lukla.-Lodge/Tea House acocmmodation.

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu. Hotel.

Day 16: In Kathmandu. Free day to relax, shopping.Hotel.

Day 17: Transfer to airport. Depart Kathmandu.

We advise all participants not to expect western standard of comfort, lodges have basic but good enough sleeping bed. Using these simple lodgings allows us to offer what for many, is a lifetime dream at an affordable price.

Private arrangement trek cost: this is not a group departure so price applies according to the number

of participants as below.

1      pax  US$1870 p/pax

2      pax  US$1660 p/pax

3-5    pax  US$1580 p/pax

6-9    pax  US$1495 p/pax

10-15       pax  US$1420 p/pax

16+    pax  US$1335 p/pax

SGL supp: US$200

Cost Include:

01. All meals and standard accommodation in lodge during the trek

‚Äč02. Service of trek guide and Sharpa assistant for bigger group above 6 person

03. Porters to carry personal baggage (each 15 kg.)

04. Accident insurance for staffs and porters

05. Flight Kathmandu/Phaplu/Lukla/Kathmandu

06. National park entrance permit and trekking permit (TIMS)

07. Arrival and departure transfers.

08. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu using 3 star category on BB as per programme

Cost does not include:

01. Personal clothing and sleeping bag

02. Personal accident and health insurance

03. Emergency evacuation and medical expense

04. Alcoholic and bottled beverage, mineral water, laundry, and tips

05. Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned.

06. Expenses due to flight delay, sickness other

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  • Price : USD 1335
  • Destinations : Lower Everest - Solukhumbu
  • Max Elevation : 5500 m.
  • Weather : Spring (March - May) and Autumn (September - November) best time to visit
  • Trip Duration : 17 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
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