Discover the Land of the Sherpa. A trip that will transport you to the magic paths, mystic forests and legendary views surrounded by majestic peaks and some of the highest mountains in the world (Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamerseku…).
Trek in the shadows of the Yeti still present amongst the legends of the locals. Discover one of the highest Buddhist Monastery in the world: Tengboche. Mingle in the Sherpa culture as you walk through the nature of the Himalayas. Let yourself go and discover the living rocks, and enjoy the flora and fauna in one of the most astonishing treks you will ever do in your life…
During the acclimatization days, we organize different activities you can choose from, amongst them our Special Sherpa Cooking Class conducted by our family in Namche Bazar.
Check our Trip Schedule below this page for more details.
Did you know?
Everest is the name of the General Surveyor in India in 1830 – 1843 (Sir George Everest, 1790-1866). His successor A.S. Waugh suggested that the peak XV had his name.
The nepali local name of Mount Everest is Sagarmatha, meaning “Forehead in the sky”. And the Tibetan name Chomolungma meaning “the mother goddess of the earth”. Eventhough there are many other names and meanings given to the sacred mountain depending on different cultural regions and different local pronunciations.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”
John Muir (“John of the Mountains”. naturalist and preservationist. 1838 – 1914)
What’s not included
Best time to trek: spring and autumn (April, May until mid-June / October, November until mid-December). Check our page “When to visit Nepal and When to Trek”.
*NOTE: The airport of Lukla has a very variable weather and sometimes flights get delayed or canceled. Please, be prepared for potential delays and to remain in Lukla extra nights. It is advisable that clients allow extra days when booking their return international flight.
Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. There will be a welcome dinner with your guide. First taste of the wonderful local food.
Exploring day in the city. You will be able to explore the city as well as make the last preparation for the trek. We will provide you with all information you need to explore the most emblematic places in Kathmandu. If you wish to have a Guided City Tour, do not hesitate to request this service when booking with us.
We will wake up very early (around 04:30am) to be at the airport first thing in the morning and take the domestic flight to Lukla (2800m), where the trek starts. Be prepared for a true adventure flying with a small aircraft with astonishing views of the Himalayas on the left of the aircraft, and the infinite hills covered by rice field terraces on the left. Once we land we start trekking. We will stop to recharge batteries and have some food in Phakding. Our last destination will be Monjo, the last village before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. On our arrival to Monjo, we will be able to explore the village and check the Monastery and the School, and have our first Sherpa dinner. This time we sleep in a high altitude mountain lodge! The adventure has just started...
During this journey we will be able to have the first views of Mount Everest just before arriving to Namche Bazar. This will be a short day trek, around 3 to 4 hours. The last 2 hours we will face a steep terrain after crossing one of the highest suspension bridge of the region to arrive to Namche Bazar. We will have time to walk around the village, taste delicious sweet caprices at the German Bakery, enjoy the paintings and the handicraft around the village or play pool at the bar!
We will spend the day doing some treks and activities to explore the area and get immersed in the culture. A variety of options are available. Some of our favourite ones; trek to Everest View Hotel, astonishing trek with the best views of the range of Everest: Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Annapurna… Visit Khumjung, just at the bottom of Mount Khumbila (the sacred mountain). We see the Edmund Hillary Foundation school and come back through Yak farms. On our arrival back to Namche Bazar, we can enjoy a good movie or documentary at the coffee shop, or if you prefer, we have available a Sherpa Cooking Class* special for you!(*no costs incurred for any of the activities mentioned).
After a nice flattish walk through a wide path for about an hour, we will descend to the Dudh Kosi river and cross a suspension bridge to go up again through a steep terrain for about 2 hours to arrive to the paradise called Tengboche; one of the highest Buddhist Monastery in the world. We sleep in Deboche, 20 min away from Tengboche downhill, to find more comfortable shelter. Due to the exposure of Tengboche location (on the very top of a hill), the winds can be more uncomfortable for our stay.
A wonderful trek day through the valley. We will be surrounded by the giants of the Himalayas. Everest will feel closer every time. And the splendorous views of Ama Dablam have no description; a must see.
We will rest for an acclimatization day, with also various options of activities to do. Hike up to Nangkar Tshang peak and be overwhelmed by the astonishing panorama with views of Island Peak. Or visit Chhukhung, the last village of the valley before climbers start the ascend to Island Peak. We will start feeling the altitude in every step, slow steps and drinking many litters of water is the key for the success!
A journey where we will approach the Khumbu glacier. On our way to Lobuche we will go through a piece of land used as a memorial for the ones who lost their lives climbing the Everest summit. A sacred place where one must walk with respect. An intense experience where lots of questions will arise on us... Depending on the arrival time to Lobuche, we may have an opportunity to visit the Italian Camp in the afternoon (the highest Laboratory/observatory high altitude scientific research centre, 5050m, where data is collected for the purpose of the study of environment, climate, human physiology and geology).
If the conditions are good, we will visit Everest Base Camp in the afternoon (leaving the bag packs in Gorak Sherp lodge). Very special visit in which we are able to see where the expeditions prepare themselves to ascend the summit of the highest mountain in the world above the sea level.
For the most astonishing views, we ascend Kala Pathar peak (5540m) in the morning without bag packs. And start our descent to Pheriche.
We will return to Namche. We will feel more energetic; the more we descend, the more oxygen we inhale. And we will feel the great fitness level achieved throughout the trekking days in our strength. We walk now with the views of the descent.
We will say good bye to Namche, not before a well deserved farewell in the German Bakery for the best coffee and the delicious sweet artisan biscuits. Lukla will be our last stop before taking the flight back to Kathmandu the next day.
The flight will leave early in the morning*(see note above the map). And after landed in Kathmandu, our transport will drop you off at the Hotel in Kathmandu. The rest of the day is for you to rest and to enjoy the city! We will be available to do recommendations or help you in anything you need. If you wish, you can request a Guided Tour through the city if you haven't done it on the second day of your stay in Kathmandu.
Last day to explore the city of Kathmandu or visit the surroundings (Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dhulikel and Namo Buddha...) and find special artisan crafts to take home as a memory of a Country that Inspired You.
We hope to see you again soon!