Trip Duration : 14 Days
Trek Length : 9 Days
Trip Rating : Easy to Moderate
Maximum Altitude : 12,890ft
Activity : Cultural tour and trekking
This is an excellent trek for those of you interested in a two week trip, and want to see Mount Everest and explore the Sherpa culture of Khumbu Valley. From Tengboche Monastery at 12,362ft (3863m), you will see an awe inspiring panoramic view of the majestic peaks including Mount Everest. You will also visit Sherpa villages and monasteries in Khumbu Valley, while enjoying many breathtaking mountain views.
Trek begins with a thirty five minute flight to Tenzing-Hillary Lukla Airport at 9300ft in Khumbu valley. As you disembark the plane, a panorama of beautiful peaks unfolds before your eyes including: Mount Karyolung, Numbur, Khatang, and Nupla in the southwest to northwesterly direction. From Lukla, we trek along the Dudh Koshi River, a beautiful valley, sparsely inhabited area with patches of farmlands and forests. Our trek mainly travels through the Sagarmatha National Park in Khumbu Valley. Here are the best views of the mountain revered by many cultures and known as Everest worldwide, Sagarmantha in Nepali, and Chomolungma in Sherpa and Tibetan. Here the mountain forms a natural boundary in the northeast with Tibet. As we trek higher elevations, we can see Mount Kusum Kanguru, Kwangde (Nopla), Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, Pumori, the grand peak of Mount Everest (the highest summit on earth) and other beautiful sister mountains that harmonize the scenery of Khumbu. We will experience multiple views of the above mountains as we continue our journey to the peak of Kala Pathar (5545m) opposite of Everest
You are trekking at high altitude elevations following the Everest expedition route to the base camp. Trekking at high altitude elevation is best at the pace your body could endure with rests every few days to acclimatize and to recharge your energy. Therefore, 14 days for this trek is required to acclimatize to avoid high altitude sickness in order to enjoy the trip. Trekking fast at high elevations with thin air is the leading cause to altitude sickness. We want you to visit all the destinations on this trek and enjoy your trip of a lifetime. Having led many treks and expeditions, and acquired hands on knowledge in operating trips in the Himalayas,
Suggested trek Plan
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel,
Day 2 Kathmandu World Heritage sightseeing or free, hotel,
Day 3 Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (9315ft) and trek to Phakdhing (8561ft),
Day 4 Trek to Namche (11283ft),
Day 5 Namche at leisure to acclimatize,
Day 6 Trek to Khunjung village (12398ft),
Day 7 Trek to Phortse (12497ft),
Day 8 Trek to Tengboche Monastery (12661ft) via Pangboche (12,890ft),
Day 9 Trek to Namche,
Day 10 Trek to Phakding,
Day 11 Trek to Lukla,
Day 12 Flight to Kathmandu,
Day 13 Kathmandu at leisure,
Day 14 Departure from Kathmandu.
Sherpa people are the indigenous inhabitants of Khumbu Valley and are followers of Buddhism. Khumbu is comprised of many villages of which Namche is the biggest and is the ancient trading post between Tibet and Nepal. Today, it is called Namche Bazaar, where mountain climbers, trekkers, traders and researchers alike stop to savor the fusion food of the Sherpa, Nepali and Western culinary delights.Most people in Khumbu are blessed by the opening up of Nepal for tourism since the 1950s, and their way of life and education have dramatically improved as a result of their work in the field of tourism. Apart from working in the field of tourism, many people here practice traditional lifestyles such as raising Yaks and farming.
All in all you will see natural beauty of Himalayas and Nepal.Its an opportunity to look into the lifestyle of Sherpas.