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The Sherpa Trails


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In the foothills of Everest lies the traditional land of Sherpas, the renowned  mountain people who migrated south  from the Tibetan plateau. Enjoy the culture of the Sherpas, visit ancient monasteries and learn how Lamaistic Buddhism influences Sherpa life. Stop at any of the numerous teahouses sip a glass of sweetened tea or Chang (millet beer) and get a taste of hospitality unique to the Sherpas.
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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, receive, welcome and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu
Full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu also called the ‘City of Glory’, visit includes Durbar square, Kumari Temple and Taleju Temple. Thereafter visit Swoyambunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist Stupas in the World, which is majestically set high on a Hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. Afterwards, proceed to Bhaktapur, also called the “City of Devotees”.
Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2652m)
Early transfer from hotel to domestic airport to board Lukla flight. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m). This flight provides a magnificent entree to the trek. Upon arrival set up your baggage’s and start your first day trek. It is an easy walk through several villages to Phakding, where you will have your lunch/ dinner and overnight stay.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m)
After breakfast we follow the Dudh Kosi River for about 2 hour and then climb slowly up a steep trail to Namche. As we climb, we enjoy our first views of Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8383m) - the big three. We stay in the heart of the Namche Village.

Day 05: At Namche for Acclimatization
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. We enjoy a rest day here to allow for maximum acclimatization on our way to Everest Base Camp. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and simply enjoying and marveling at the incredible scenery.

Day 06: Namche Bazar – Thyangboche (3867m)
Climbing gently out of Namche, we follow the trail high above the river, passing through numerous beautifully inscribed mani (prayer) stones. For about 1 hours flat walk and 1and ½ hour descending to Imja river. Cross the river and again 2 and ½ hours ascending to reach Tengboche. Visit Tengboche Monastry and surrounding area. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 07: Thyangboche – Pangboche (3900m)
Flat walk to reach Pangboche for next stop, which takes about 2 hours. You have good view of Amadablam mountain. In the afternoon visit surrounding village and Monastry.

Day 08: Pangboche – Khumjung (3790m)
Today we walk flat way about 2 and ½ hours from northern ridge to reach river where you will have your lunch. Again ascending 1 and ½ hours and 1 hours flat walk to reach Khumjung to overnight stay. Keep your eyes open for the splendid Danphe Pheasant, Nepal’s national bird. At the monastery in Khumjung, there is what the Sherpas claim to be the sculpt of the Yeti.

Day 09: Khumjung – Thami
Climbing gently out of Namche, we follow the trail high above the river, passing through numerous beautifully inscribed mani (prayer) stones. Thami village is dramatically situated below the peaks of Teng Kangboche (6500m) and Kwangde (6187m). The monastery is well worth a visit, being one of the most beautiful and important places in the Khumbhu region. Overnight at Thami village.

Day 10: Thami – Jorsalee (2800m)
We follow same route back to Namche bazaar Where you will have your lunch. After lunch descending down to Jorsalee village for your dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11: Jorsalee – Lukla (2800m)
From Jorsalee we have pleasant walk around 2 hours to pass through several small village & beautiful pine forest and suspensory bridge to reach Phakding. After lunch at Phakding another 2 hours walk on flat trail to reach Lukla. Dinner and overnight at Lukla.

Day 12: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu
After early breakfast at lodge fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 13: Day Departure
Departure transfer to international airport for onward flight
GPO Box: 771, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 4415754 | 4414250
Fax: 977 1 4420239
E-mail: info@nepalshangrila.com


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E-mail: info@nepalshangrila.com

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