Everest cultural trek

Trip cost880 USD Book this Trip
Trip Duration 8 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Activity Trekking
Transportation By Air
Accomodation Lodge to lodge
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 3,800 m
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Everest cultural trek is designed to experience Sherpa culture and their acquaintance with high mountains of Everest region. The trek allows you to walk through charming Buddhist villages teaming with prayer flags, prayers wheels and Mani walls, into the Sherpa heartland. Stay in small but cozy teahouse or lodge run by local Sherpa family and witness their day to day life very closely. Mountains are so dominant that it influence their routine and calendar. Mountains are worshiped and pleased in local monasteries. Yeti the abominable snowman hailing from the daunting peaks plays the contact between peaks and the people. Happy spirits revolve around the Yaks, mountains and Yeti. 

Everest cultural trek starts with a short and scenic flight to Lukla. The trail then follows the lush valley upstream through charming Sherpa villages to Namche bazaar. Namche bazaar at 3,440 m is at the crossroad leading to three different valleys in Everest national park. Sherpas from surrounding villages gather at Namche for the Saturday market. Tibetan market exhibits goods brought from neighboring Tibet. We will have extra day at Namche to rest and explore the surrounding. Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery of the region. This is the closest view of Mt Everest trekkers can get unless they climb Kala patthar (5,550 m). On the return trek, spend a night in Khumjung village where there is 'Yeti Skull' preserved in the local monastery. Visit the Sir Edmund Hillary School and tour around the village. 

Trip Highlights

  • short trek in Everest region.
  • Cultural interaction with local Sherpa families, familzarzation with their practices.
  • Great Himalayan scenery from the very first day of the trek.
  • Best way to see the highest mountain in the world.
  • Best way to visit UNESCO Heritage site Sagarmatha (Sagarmatha) National Park
  • Available with luxury or deluxe accommodation as well.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Fly to Lukla (35 mints) and trek to Phakding (2,750 m)
  • Day 02:Trek 6 hrs to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
  • Day 03:Khumjung and Shyangboche day tour
  • Day 04:Trek back to Phakding
  • Day 05:Trek back to Lukla
  • Day 06:Fly back to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Fly to Lukla (35 mints) and trek to Phakding (2,750 m) Your guide will come pick you up and together you will drive to the airport to fly to Lukla. The 35 minutes flight is a scenic thrill with a view of snow peaks east of Kathmandu. The trail from Lukla winds along the mountainside through charming Tibetan Buddhist Sherpa villages and alpine vegetation. View of Numbur Himal and Kusum Kangaru greets us at several viewpoints. The four hours walk from Lukla to Phakding more or less follows the contour with quick ups and downs about about 100 m. 
  • Day 02:Trek 6 hrs to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) The trail winds along the Bhote Koshi River upstream, climbing gradually. After about an hour's walk, we will get the magnificent view of Mt Thamsherku. After about one and half hours of walking we will arrive at the Jorsale village, where we officially enter the Everest national park. After about half an hour of walking along the river bank, we arrive at a confluence of two rivers at the base of the climb to Namche bazaar. A two hours of steep climb brings us to a horse show shaped town of Namche bazaar overlooking Mt Thamsherku and Kongde Ri. 
  • Day 03:Khumjung and Shyangboche day tour About 100 m climb to a ridge from the Namche, unveils an enchanting view of snow peaks during the sunrise. One can also see Mt Everest . Lhotse and Nuptse. After breakfast, hike about 400 m to Shyangboche to have an overview of the deep valleys and peaks soaring high up. Khumjung village at the base of the most sacred mountain Khumbila is less changed, Sherpa village with their farms, monastery and Sir Edmund Hilary School. Explore the village, have lunch with a Sherpa family and visit the local monastery where they have a scalp believed to be of Yeti. 
  • Day 04:Trek back to Phakding Exploration of Namche and Syangboche offers one of the best views of Khumbu Himal which includes Mt Everest and Lhotse. This is also where the largest high altitude Sherpa villages are located. Tibetans in their typical outfit bring trinkets and other items to sell in Namche adding additional cultural traits to it. After capturing the mountains one more time during the sunrise, we head down to Phakding.
  • Day 05:Trek back to Lukla We will follow the same trail back to Lukla and reconfirm our flight for the next day.
  • Day 06:Fly back to Kathmandu As per the flight schedule, our represent will receive you from the Kathmandu airport and drive to the hotel.

Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight
  • Necessary trekking permits. (Local taxes and Sagarmatha national park fee)
  • Trekking with licensed and experienced guide and a porter.
  • Teahouse accommodation with three meals a day. 

Cost Excludes

  • Any type of insurances. Rescue and evacuation will be done on your account.
  • Bottled drinks and beverages.
  • Delay and cancellation because of natural phenomenon.
  • Tea breaks, snacks and things of personal nature bought by clients.
  • Tips for guide and porter.

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