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Everest Cultural Trekking

Everest Cultural TrekkingEverest Cultural Trek is one of the most incredible trekking trails in Nepal, as this trail provides superb views of mountains mixed with Sherpa, Rai and other ethnic groups living in the area. Everest region is the home to Sherpa, the world's most famous mountaineers and trekkers. Tyangboche monastery is another place and centre of attraction for Buddhist culture. The sacred stones, Chortens, mani walls (boulders marked with Buddhist prayer inscriptions) and prayer flags mark everything is precarious and astonishing that everyone is enchanted with.

Everest Cultural Treks begins at either with a one day drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar and then follow the classic trails to Mt. Everest or have short flight from Kathmandu Lukla and then follow the classic trails to Namche Bazaar, Tyanboche Monastery, enter into Khumjung village, one of the homeland of Sherpa and then explore the culture, superb views of sceneries, lifestyles of people living in the area. From tyngboche monastery you also can have spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, and many other superb snowy peaks. After making excursion around the area, you will return back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu or follow the classic trails to Bhandar and then catch bus and then return back to Kathmandu.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Your sightseeing will be visited places according to your interest.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.)
You transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. You begin today's trek passing through Lukla, with its hotels, teahouses and general stores. You follow a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Kosi to Phakding.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)
The trail starts through a level path along the right bank. Thamserku (6623m) looms skyward on the opposite bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Kosi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Now you descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorsale's teahouse and hotel, also stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected. After your departure from Jorsale you enter a forested mountainside. You move on following a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Kosi and the left is the Bhote Kosi that leads to Nampa La. After short distance along the Bhote Koshi, you begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. You pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion.
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization you walk upto Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar (3440m.) to Thame (3800m.)
From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as you head up the Bhote Koshi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. Along the way you pass many prayer flags, mani walls and carved stones, all indicative of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of this area. After descending to the Bhote Koshi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here there are good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde and to the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival. There is a monastery in Thame believed to have incarnated monks.

Day 07: Trek from Thame to Khumjung [3790m]
You retrace your route down the Bhote Kosi Valley towards Namche and branch off to follow a quiet trail to Khumjung. It is a picturesque village, which also has its own Gompa at the top end of town. Here you can have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega, Tawache and Ama Dablam.

Day 08: Trek from Khumjung to Tyangboche (3867m.)
The trail descends gently for early one hour to Sanasa (3550m.). Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m.).The village has an excellent place for lunch and you can take a short rest before making the steep climb to Tyangboche. Although exhausting due to the zigzag path, the trek has numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping and superb mountain scenery making your trek exciting. Tyangboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region.

Day 09: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
From Tyangboche, the trail descends steeply and slightly towards Phunki Tenga (3250m.) crossing the Dudh Koshi. Now you have a glimpse of panoramic views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains.

Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.)
The trails descend steeply for early one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo.

Day 11: Trek from Phakding to Lukla [2886m]
Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. There can be seen route which leads to Mera Peak. There is a small old monastery down the area.

Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes 30 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Service Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Licensed and trained trek leaders
  • Trekking Helper for carrying goods and supplies
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • All meal and hot beverages
  • All necessary douments and permits for trekking (where applicable)
  • National Park/Conservation Area entry permit
  • Equipment such as sleeping bag, tents and mattress
  • Cooking equipment
  • Camp-site charges
  • Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
  • Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your Insurance plan)

Service Excludes

  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Airport departure tax
  • Rescue charge
  • Drinks (Cold & Alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature


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