Everest Trek with Monasteries and Sherpa Culture Tour is specially created for those trekkers who want to have a beautiful view of Everest region as well as to make a cultural journey into the Khumbu region.
Sherpa are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Nepal, high in the Himalayas. The word “Sherpa” is a Tibetan language which means "eastern people", where shar means "east" and pa means "people". They have their own culture, norms and values. The Sherpa also believe in numerous deities and demons who inhabit every mountain, cave, and forest. An important aspect of Sherpa religion is the Monastery or Gompa. There are some two dozen of these institutions scattered through the Solukhumbu region. The path passes through the forests and wildlifes, rivers and waterfalls, stony trails, mountains, and Buddhist monasteries.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Actual Adventure representative will meet you at arrival gate of International Airport and take you to your hotel. Today you will meet your trekking guide and be concise about your daily activities. At evening you will enjoy welcome dinner organized by our company.
Day 2: Lukla Flight (2800m/ 9383ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8700ft)
As we finish our breakfast early morning, we will attend domestic flight of Kathmandu to Lukla which is the entrance of our trek. We can reach tensing Hillary Airport within 35 min enjoying the magnificent green landscape and White Mountains. This is the most wonderful air route in the world terminating in a spectacular hillside surrounded by high mountains.
As we reach Lukla, we will meet our group member and we will finish our packing and arrangement to start our trek via the wealthy Lukla village to Phakding. Today to adapt the atmosphere there, we will have short trek. Nevertheless, if you are interested for additional trip then we go to a nearby Monastery. We will spend our night at hotel in Phakding.
Day 3: Journey on foot to Namche 3,440m/11,290ft
After breakfast we will start our walk in the morning. Today the trek is enjoyable with few short ascend and descend with several crosses over Dhud Koshi River and fabulous scene of Mt. Thamserku (6623/21729 ft) via Benkar village. We will reach at Monjo, gate way of Sagarmatha National Park crossing many bridges on the way where our trekking permit will be checked to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs. Regular down walk take us to the last village of Namche Bazaar that is Jorsale. We will arrive at Hillary suspension bridge on walking through the river bed. We will walk ascend now, towards Namche bazaar and enjoy the glorious and closer vista of Kwangde Pea, we can be mesmerize by Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other peaks. We will get pleasure of this panorama by sitting in Chautara. We will spend our night at colorful village of Namche Bazaar which is the entrance of Khumbu region.
Day 4: Hike to our first amazing panorama of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse.
We will wake Up in the yak bells and sunrise revealing 6000m mountains that cover us! We can be mesmerized by Kwangde (6380m), Thamserku (6608m), and Kangtega (6685m). Even it is a place after day, thrill is in the air, as a slow ascent hike leads to the world’s highest Hotel, the Everest View, will help us to adapt and offer us our first stunning scene of Mt. Everest (8848m) and other famous Himalaya peaks with Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama Davlam (6856m). We will back to Namche Bazaar stay one more night.
Day 5: Trek to Tenboche (3867 m)
The trail lines onto the side of the side of the valley over the Dudh Koshi. We will get breathtaking vistas of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. As we cross many villages and several teashops we will descend to a bridge above the River at Phunki Tenga. We will stop for lunch in the village where we can enhance our body before a steep hike to Tengboche, the famous monastery and the largest in the Khumbu. Then we will proceed slowly to Pangboche(3900m) through Rhododendron forest. There we will surprise by the beautiful Ama Dablam ahead
Day 6: Spend a day in Pangboche
Today we will stay in Pangboche doing various optional treks. To have an energetic trek, we must take packed lunch and can make a tough full day expedition to the way of Tawoche hill at around 5000m. The hill offers a marvelous vista of the world’s highest peak Everest and Makalu. It is an easier alternative walk to reach Ama Dablam Base camp. The trek brings us across the valley onto the lower slope of the striking mountain. We will also walk to the upper Pangboche village and monastery (the oldest in the region) where is supposed to be seen Yeti.
Day 7: Walk down to the momentous and quaint Sherpa village Khumjung (3970m)
We will explore Tengboche early in the morning, as the sun crawls across the high edge line where our lodge and the monastery are located, reliving the old building and temples with the snow capped peaks that encircle us. We will start our walk after breakfast. First we will walk down to the Dudh Koshi River then ascends again before directing west into the Sherpa village of Khumjung.
The highlight of the day will be the first school of Khumbu region helped by Edmund Hillary to build, beautiful Sherpa village and Khumjung’s Monastery. We will pass our one night at a small lodge there. Sherpa life is suffering as it has for ages under the scenic green roof and inside the white hand-carved stone walls of the very conventional village.
Day 8: Hike off the beaten path through the rural Sherpa village
Today we will leave the charming Khumjung village and walk west under the rock spires and enormous boulders of Khumbi Yahoo on the way to Thame which is an abode of the oldest monastery in the region that seems to grow directly out of the mountain behind it. We will cross the Bhote Koshi River as it flows through the narrow ravine. We'll spend the night at a lodge in Thame, again off the usual trekking route where we'll see even fewer foreign visitors. We will stay at lodge.
Day 9: Explore Thame (3780m) Hill side and return Namche.
We will wake early to enjoy the charming view of Thamserku and Kangtega in Thame. After visiting Thame’s very old hillside monastery we will trek down to Namache Bazaar. Crossing, enjoying the villages and observing people’s life of Somde, Samoa, Tscheso and That we will arrive in Namche. There we stay in Lodge.
Day 10: Walk down to Dudh Koshi valley to Phakding
We will depart from Namche bazaar and repeat our route back to Phakding passing through the beautiful village and fields. We can also enjoy the final view of great peaks on the way. We will chase Dudh Koshi River and finally reach Phakding. We will rest at Phakding Lodge.
Day 11: Hike to Lukla and celebrate trek
Our final day of trekking takes us to Lukla. We will today celebrate our tour at our final lodge. We can enjoy music, dance and a great foods, local drinks and company of our support staff. We will offer farewell to our amazing trekking crew before we are in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu,
After the long mountain journey, we will return Kathmandu today. Early morning flight takes us to Kathmandu. You can rest and relax whole day at hotel. If you want to do some shopping for your family and friends then you can explore Thamel. You can also take help of Actual Adventure guides. Stay at Kathmandu overnight.
Day13: Free day at Kathmandu
Kathmandu holds the historical and spiritual place so today we can start our tour after breakfast, from the place which are considered as World Heritage sites; Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) where you can see Kumari temple, Museum, Kaal variable (the god of destruction), Taleju Vawani (the goddess temple once opened in the 9
day of great festival Dashain) , Pasupatinath ( the biggest holy temple of Hindus), Swayambunath (the famous monkey temple), Boudhanath (the large Stupas in the world). You then stay in your Hotel at night.
After Buffet Breakfast, you will be free Till Departure. Then you will be transferred to Kathmandu Airport. We will always hope to see you again with your family, relative, co-workers and friends.
Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.
Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.
Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
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Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”