Everest View and Sherpa Culture
12 days, Grade B+
An introductory trek through the heartland of Sherpa country to view the highest mountain in the world. This trek explores the culture of the Himalayan Sherpa visiting the important monasteries of the region, Sir Edmund Hilary’s Himalayan Trust school, and the less visited and beautiful village of Phortse. Leaving Lukla we follow the Dudh Kosi River up to Namche Bazaar with spectacular bridges along the way. The stunning scenes from the view point here at the Sherpa capital will rival any place in the world. We then climb out of Namche to the splendid views of Everest, Nupse and Ama Dablam from Khumjung, where we can see remains of the elusive Yeti! After crossing the Dudh Koshi we arrive at Phortse. The trail then carries on following the Imja River up to Tengboche with the monastery situated majestically on the ridge above the valley. There is plenty of opportunity to seek the mountain fauna including pheasants, Himalayan Thar, musk deer, eagles and griffin vultures.
In Kathmandu you will have a chance to see the finest Newari architecture, experience the hustle and bustle of the bazaars and most of all enjoy the hospitality of the wonderful Nepali people.
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The Vital Statistics
- 12 days ex Kathmandu
- Tour of Highlights of Kathmandu
- 3 nights city B&B
- 8 nights lodge based trek
- Maximum Altitude: 3860m
- Daily walking 4-6 hours
- Return mountain flight Ktm – Lukla