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MODERATE TREK: Everest Sherpa Village Trek is one of the classic treks in Everest region that has indeed been the trekkers’ choice in the Himalayas. Best time to visit - September to May.
Embarking on our journey begins from Kathmandu, the city with the remarkable architecture dated back to 16th Century. Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. Our representative will help you to check in to the hotel. You will be welcomed, facilitated and served with a beautiful hotel room. The first arrival day is entirely a break day. In the evening, you can walk around nearby touristic hubs like Thamel and Basantapur Durbar square.
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers a wonderful mix of Hinduism and Buddhism. After breakfast we visit UNESCO world heritage sites as one of the largest Hindu temple Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddha Stupa and Swoyambhunath Stupa. We visit two more UNESCO world heritage sites, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square right after lunch. Back to hotel, rest for the remaining day. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast we board a flight to Lukla and land on a steep mountain runway that brings us a new start of our trek at the village of Lukla (2,850 m). Even during the entire flight, we can enjoy panoramic sights of great Himalayas of Nepal including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m), Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar, Ganesh, Langtang etc. From Lukla, we head upward to DudhKoshi Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
Leaving Phakding we cross the river twice through high suspension bridges and arrive at Monjo, the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. From here we follow the path to reach Namche which is the major trading village in entire Khumbu region. If the weather is clear we can get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
We spend our entire day in Namche by taking complete rest in order to acclimatize to gain altitude, plan for forthcoming trips and get habituated for trekking destinations. We also visit Sherpa Museum and nearby Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary and Everest View Hotel for sunset view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and AmaDablam. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
From Namche we move ahead towards Thame, which is an old Sherpa village located near to the BhoteKoshi river valley. On the way we can find a mesmerizing view of Tibetan nomads with hundreds of Yak caravan moving to trade goods at Namche. The Thame monastery is one of the oldest in Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge in Thame.
Khumjung is another great Sherpa village where trekkers can observe and explore the traditions and cultures of local communities. Besides that, we can also get magnificent views of Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.AmaDablam etc. Overnight at lodge in Khumjung.
We trek from Khumjung to Phortse where there is a unique Sherpa settlement about 80 households. Phortse is also the main Sherpa village on this trail where we can again observe and further experience the socio-cultural aspect of the community. The authentic Sherpa village is one of the most attractive villages in the entire Khumbu region. Overnight at lodge in Phortse.
We need to descend in order to reach Pangboche. From Phortse we continue the journey and pass Khumbu Khola, Imja Khola and the suspension bridge before arriving at Pangboche. The village is inhabited mainly by Sherpas, and Sungdare Sherpa. These Sherpas had the record for conquering Everest five times in the Sherpa climbing history and in the world history of mountaineering in 1989. Upon crossing the bridge, we arrive in one of the beautiful villages, Pangboche. Overnight at lodge in Pangboche.
From Pangboche, the trail follows the path to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River. We get to see some great views of famous peaks of the Khumbu region including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. As we move downwards, we pass through several Sherpa villages and teashops and continue the hike to reach Tengboche by following the zigzag path. The path offers awesome sights of blooming Rhododendron in spring with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Overnight at lodge.
From Tengboche our journey continues towards Namche. The trail takes us across rivers and rhododendron forests amidst the spectacular views of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Kantega and Thamserku mountains. Walking across several villages and teashops, the trail then ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpas sell their Tibetan goods. Overnight stay at lodge in Namche.
The final day of the trek and the ultimate destination is Lukla. The path goes along the bank of Dudhkoshi River to reach Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla in the evening, we have time to enjoy local drinks with Sherpa guides and porters. Overnight at tea house lodge.
After having breakfast, we walk for our flight to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu airport, our team representative will transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening, you have free time for refreshments and shopping. Evening farewell dinner will be organized at Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Overnight stay at hotel.
This is the last day of your visit. You can enjoy shopping and buying souvenir to friends and relatives. We will drop you to the airport 3hrs prior to the departure time. The memories that you have shared with us matter a lot.
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Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.
In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.
Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.
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All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.
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To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.
Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.