Everest Trek with Monasteries and Sherpa Culture-14 Days
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The Everest Trek with Monasteries and Sherpa Culture Tour has been especially designed for those adventurers who also wish to make a cultural journey into the Everest Region. Along with trekking in the region surrounded by Himalaya peaks, culture enthusiasts get to visit ancient monasteries and witness cultural life of the highland Sherpas. Sherpas call Mt. Everest \"Chomolongma\" or the mother-goddess. The package would be a great introductory to those wishing for cultural insights into the Sherpa version of Buddhism. The trek passes through the verdant alpine forest and wildlife, raging glacial rivers and waterfalls, stony trails, mountains, and Buddhist monasteries. If we happen to arrive at the season of Mani Rimdu Festival, we will also witness the Buddhist dance spectacle presented each year in the Khumbu region by the monks of Tengboche Monastery.
Himalayan Glacier\'s this trek begins from Lukla Airport, the Gateway of the Everest Region. We take steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpas, where we are greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. We enjoy the Sherpa village, its culture and monasteries, the mountaineers and wild life museums. From Namche, we head towards Thame, a rather less visited but an exotic Sherpa settlement. Then we discover the Khumjung Valley. From Khumjung via Phortse, Pangboche and Tengboche, we complete our loop at Namche again. Trek back to Lukla for a return flight to Kathmandu.
Other similar treks in the region include: Everest Base Camp Trek -14 days
, Everest Base Camp -17 days
, Everest View Trek-12 days
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrival in Kathmandu - 1,300m/4,264 ft
Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up our luggage and look ...read more »»
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Shanker or similar standard) with breakfast
- 10 nights in standard lodges/teahouses in mountain
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
What's Not Included
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
The Trekking Group
For the Everest Trek with Monasteries and Sherpaculture, there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers:1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter). This arrangement ensures that any body in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. Himalayan Glacier can run the Everest Base Camp trek for group of any size. But generally it will be better to have a maximum of twelve people, as we have found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if we would like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, Himalayan Glacier can arrange this too.
Health and Experience Required
Our 14-day Everest Trek with Monasteries and Sherpa Culture is suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 4-5 hours a day with a light day pack. ...read more »»
All accommodations for this trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are two styles of accommodations during our trekking. We will spend 3 nights in a 4-star hotel, Hotel Shanker
or similar category hotel in Kathmandu and during trekking we will spend 10 nights in standard teahouse or at lodge or hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. Himalayan Glacier provides attached rooms as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges of some places only
If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room with someone else of same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, then we may indicate our preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement USD 250. There are several places that do not allow single accommodations in the Everest Region. On paying single supplement, we will get single room in Kathmandu but it is possible only up to Namche Bazzar during the trek. Above Namchhe Bazzar single accommodation is not always feasible. However, Himalayan Glacier tries its best to provide single rooms in all places if possible.
During this trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) from pizza and ...read more »»
Himalayan Glacier\'s \'Everest Trek with Monasteries and Sherpa Culture\' itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher ...read more »»
Leader(s) and Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes our Everest Trek with Monasteries and Sherpa Culture successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek leader and the crew members with ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trek will ...read more »»
Equipments and Packing List
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certain gears are essential to be considered.
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Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest Trek with Monasteries and Sherpa culture. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. But the nights are cold and can fall to freezing level in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Everest Base Camp Trek, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in Summer or Monsoon(June, July) will be hampered by rain but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during Spring and Autumn. But during Monsoon and Winter the routes are not packed and visitors could enjoy rather best of nature.
Trip Start Dates and Price
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