Sherpa Village/Everest Panorama trek
Duration: 10 Days Maximum Elevation: 4100m
Grade: Medium Season: Mid September to November and March to mid May
This excellent 8-day trek offers a wide range of spectacular scenery combined with unique cultural encounters with the kindhearted Sherpa people who inhabit these regions of high altitude. Altitudes of 4100m will be reached, and a moderate level of physical fitness is required to comfortably complete this trek.
The journey begins in the ancient city of Kathmandu, from where we will take a short flight to the beautiful hillside village of Lukla (1350m). We continue trekking through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, enjoying stunning pine forests, rhododendron flowers and an abundance of wildlife, to Namche Bazaar (3442m). Here, we will spend one day acclimatizing and enjoying the colorful and vibrant market place. The Sherpa people, whose lifestyle is uniquely different to any other indigenous populace in the world and who are renowned for their hospitality inhabit the villages in which we will be staying. The following days trekking will bring us to the village of Tengboche (3930m), home to the highest Buddhist monastery in the world (4100m), also reputed by photographers as one of the best places to capture the awesome beauty of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its surrounding peaks. The final days of this adventure will be spent in the delightful and scenic villages of Khunde (3500m) and Monjo (3008m). Here we will have the opportunity to mingle with the outgoing Sherpa people and participate in their astonishing traditional lifestyle. We descend back to Lukla from where we will take a short flight back to Kathmandu, enjoying our last visions of the awe-inspiring Himalayan range.
Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu International Airport and transferred to Hotel
Day 02: Katmandu Valley Sightseeing; pre trek information; evening guide introductions
Day 03: Morning flight towards Mt. Everest and 30 minute to Lukla - Chablung
Day 04: Chablung - Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche
Day 07: Tengboche - Khunde
Day 08: Khunde - Monjo
Day 09: Monjo - Lukla,
Day 10: Lukla – Kathmandu flight, transfer to hotel and trip conclude