The most famous among the Himalayan people are the Sherpas because of their impeccable mountaineering skill which has made them an indispensable part of mountain expeditions as leaders, guides and porters. Sherpa people are very much dedicated and sincere at their task. They are strong, superstitious and faithful. Superstitious, in the sense, that they still believes in committing crimes and sins will have unfavorable impact on their life. This is because mostly Sherpa follow Buddhism and they believe and respect their culture as well. They feel pride to introduce their culture, tradition and country to world.
Sherpas observe a number of festivals during the year. The important once are losar and dumze.Losar is the new years celebration according to the Tibetan calendar. it occurs sometimes in the end of February. All families rejoice this singing, dancing, feasting time. Dumze is interesting festival observed in the village gomba or the monastery for seven days, sometimes during the month of july. The village lama conducts the rituals by worshipping guru rimpoche, phawa cheresi, tsanba and other deities.
Day 01: Fly to Lukla and start trek to Phakding (2,620m/8,594ft)
This day, you will fly to (Lukla 2840 m) with our guide. It’s the gateway of Mt. Everest, The trek begins from here and the group will step ahead toward Phakding (2610 meter) a Sherpa village following the base camp trail.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,420m/11,218ft)
The trek of second day will start after breakfast and the group will have lunch on the way. On this day the group will enter into Sagarmatha National Park. After 6-7 hours walking you will reach at Namche which is the world famous rural market having many facilities.
Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3,420m/11,218ft)
As it is above 3000 meters from sea level in alpine environment, people take rest for acclimatization which helps to fit us with high altitude environment.
Day 04: Trek to Thame (3,800m/12,464ft)and then to Syangboche. (3700m)
Thame is on 3-4 hours walking distance from Namche which is also the home village of Worlds’ mountain hero Mr. Appa Sherpa. Here you will visit to Stupa and old Buddhist monastery. And we returned back to Syangboche which is the panoramic view spot just above Namche. We stay one night here.
Day 05: Trek Syangboche to Khumjung(3,790m/12,431ft).
Khumjung is the village, located next to Syangboche little below at the bottom of Khumbi La peak, where we can visit the monastery and to see the partial Yeti skeleton and observe unique Sherpa culture
Day 06: Trek to Phortse.(3800m)
Phortse, a Sherpa Himalayan village in the lap of Tawoche Peak, can be reached within 4 hours from Khumjung. World renowned mountains Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamaserku and some others, while going to phortse.Musk deer. We can also see Himalayan Thar and some alpine birds.
Day 07: Trek to Pangboche Village (3985 m)
Pangboche is in the distance of 4 hour walking through the cliff, this trail is just opposite of Tyangboche monastery which is very difficult on cliff but the path is not like that difficult yak and other animal also can walk through here. Pangboche is at tree line, where we can see the wile Himalayan Thar grazing in the field with cattle.
Day 08: Trek to Tyangboche Monastery (3867 m)
Visiting the Pangboche monastery and village we returned back down to Tyangboche, which is very easy walk of just three hours. This place is in the hill and surrounded by rhododendron forest. This is also the good point for viewing the Everest Panoramic Mountains toward north.
Day 09: Trek to Namche (3420 m)
It takes 5-6 hours of walking to Namche. We descend down to Phortse Thenga and then slightly ascend up to Kyangjuma following the slope and wide path and then to Namche leaving the famous mountain in the backwards.
Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2840 m):
This is the last day of walking after 3 hours of walking you will exit from the national park and further 3 hours of walking you will finally get to Lukla.
Return to Kathmandu
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu (1300 m)
This morning the guide will take you back to Kathmandu by flight and you will be checked in into hotel and will have rest and refreshment. This evening we all will have farewell dinner.
Day 12: Departure:
This day our representative will come to hotel and take you to airport for final departure on your time with wishing you very happy journey.