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Sherpa Culture Trek

Explore the Mountain and the people over there, Sherpa People and Culture

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code TMG-SC100
  • Start Point Kathmandu
  • End Point Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Trekking
  • Region Everest Region
  • Trip Staff Trekking Guide
  • Transportation Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Trip Style BLD
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max Elevation 5,550 m
  • Group Size 1-20 pax
  • Accomodation Value
  • Trip Type Guided Group Tour
  • Best Time March, April, May, August, September, October, November

Trip Highlights

  • Sherpa Culture
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Mount Everest
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US$ 18001850per person
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Trip Overview

Is this trek different that your mind thinks and happens in some other parts of the Everest Region? The answer to this question is no, and the reality is it takes you to the trails where once Hillary and Tenzing walked, but it does not take you to the base camp. This trek is true to its name and looks at its itinerary to know whether it is short or long. It is one of the greatest treks because first of all, it takes place in the Everest Region, and second, you will know everything about the Sherpa culture from top to bottom as well as Buddhist monasteries located by the trails. The introduction to Sherpa Culture Trek consists of sightseeing to Kathmandu, mainly the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which is then followed by a flight to Lukla during which you will see the breathtaking views of mountains. Finally, in this trek, you will know about the Sherpa people, who are famous climbers in the world. 

The trekking trail of Sherpa Culture Trek also takes you to Tengboche Monastery, the most famous monastery of the Everest Region; it is also the biggest monastery in the Everest Region. Tengboche is also the name of a village, and do you remember Tenzing Sherpa, who first climbed Mount Everest with Hillary; he is from this village? Mani Rim Du Festival takes place in this monastery as well on the campus of this monastery. The festival lasts for 4 days, and many trekkers trek in the Everest Region to celebrate it by coinciding with their travel dates with it. The festival falls in October and November.

Sherpas are also famous for welcoming their guests and treating them, and in this trek, you will also know about their lifestyles as well as how they speak their language. They also have their dishes which are popular among Nepalese, and during the trek, you will have an opportunity to spend a night in their lodges. Enjoy their hospitality.

Accommodation

You will be staying at a 3-star hotel (Value) in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast with an attached bathroom, and at the best possible hotel or lodge or guesthouse during the trek. For more information on accommodation during the trek, please read the following words given below.

The higher places you reach during the trek, the accommodation facilities of the lodge decreases, in other words, the lodges that are at a higher altitude have a basic level of Toilet, you will have to spend a night in a twin sharing room, and you will not find an attached bathroom.

Transportation

Private car or van or bus or tourist bus or plane.

In your trip cost, we have also included the transportation fare, so that you do not have to pay from your pocket when you are in Nepal. The fare includes pick up from the airport as well as drop off at the airport, including other transportation facilities like tourist bus or local bus or plane in which part of Nepal you are traveling. You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the name of TMG Adventure when you arrive in Kathmandu. If you arrive in the late evening, we will straightly take you to the hotel, and if you arrive in the day time, you will take you to our office. For more information, you can check it in what is included section.

Meals

You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Guides

All our trekking guides have done training on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. They are also taught to take care of the trekkers 24/7 if they are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if they are sick during the trek. Emergency evacuation if you need, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 m. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give the copy to TRAVEL MAX GUIDE. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.

Passport and visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport has must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the visa on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The current cost of the Nepalese visa is the US $ 40 for 30 days, and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.

Trekking Information

The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.

  • Winter season (December – February, including September, October, and November)
  • Spring season (March-May)

As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.

  • Tea House Trekking (Lodge Trek)
  • Camping
  • Home Stay 

Walk miles for a good cause

TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It’s a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees.

TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. Sometimes the income of TMG Adventure is high, and sometimes, it is low. Accordingly, the donation is made.

TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.

 

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Itinerary & Maps

Itinerary & Maps

Below is an existing itinerary; this is a standard itinerary of ours, but you can customize the itinerary to meet your specific needs. You can prepare the itinerary that is going to work best for you. Your itinerary should be based on your interest. You can make your itinerary unique by adding fun to it. Travel Max Guide gives the topmost value to your customized itinerary because it has experienced trekking guides to make itinerary better as well as make it easier for you to travel and have a good time in Nepal.

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport at your best time; we love to wait for you. Don’t worry if you are going to arrive there at night; we will come to pick you up. You will be greeted by our representatives and taken to a hotel. There are no activities today; you can relax at your hotel. Thamel is open till midnight; this is the place where your hotel is located. You will find it lively.

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    Comfort

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BB

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Today, you will visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and these are Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The first one is a Hindu Temple, the second is a Buddhist Stupa, and the last one is a palace as well as a museum. After the tour, you will head to your hotel. Private transportation will be provided as well as a city guide.

The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.

 

1) Kathmandu Durbar Square

From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th century. 

 

2) Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)

Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.

 

3) Pashupatinath 

Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.

 

4) Bouddhanath 

Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.

  • Accomodation

    Comfort

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BB

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

You know today is the first day of your trekking, and you are excited because you are heading to Everest Base Camp. Lukla will put something new in your brain because you have never landed in such an airport before in your life. After landing, you will be relieved, and as you head to Phakding, you will come across a village called Chaurikharka, this is a popular village, and then you descend to Dudh Kosi Ghat. The length of today’s trek is short compare to the other following days. One of the main highlights of Phakding is Rimishung Monastery.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Walking

You will trek by the Dudh Kosi River, and this is one of the Kosi, actually, there are seven Kosi Rivers; two of them are Tama Kosi and Soon Kosi. As you are trekking, you are also in the region where there are natural beauties, such as hills and mountains. There are suspension bridges to be crossed, and one of the famous bridges is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. You will be trekking in Sagarmatha National Park where there are check-post and dense forests. You will see Mount Everest, and you will reach Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village of Nepal.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Walking

Today, you have to acclimatize because tomorrow, you are ascending to a higher altitude. Acclimatization means exploring Namche and its surrounding places, not staying in a hotel room. Hike to Hillary School, also hike to Khunde and Khumjung. Visit the museum to know the culture and tradition of the Sherpa people, including their lifestyles. Visit Syangboche airport and hike up to Everest View Hotel to see Mount Everest.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Walking

You are heading to Thame; you might meet the trekkers on the way coming from Gokyo Valley. The distance from Namche to Thame is 9 km, and you will have lunch on the way. You will cross the Theshyo Khola, a river. Thame is one of the old villages of the Everest Region, and the monastery that you see there is one of the oldest monasteries of the region. You can see few trekkers on the trekking trail as well as an excellent view of Mount Everest.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Walking

After having breakfast, you head to Khumjung. Lunch you can have on the way. Thamo is a village you will trek through. You will also visit a nunnery which is above Thamo. This nunnery is decorated with ornate artwork. At Khumjung, there are Sir Edmund Hillary schools and hospital.

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    Value

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Walking

Walk uphill; walk a steep hill. On the way, you will have lunch. You will also reach a village called Mong where there are teahouses. From this village, you can enjoy an excellent view of Thamserku and Kantega. Even the view of Ama Dablam is great. You will follow a downhill trekking trail. The place where you reach is windy, and you are surrounded by mountains from all sides.

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    Value

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Walking

The trekking trail goes uphill and downhill, and you will see stones with the inscriptions of the Buddhist mantra. You will also see Buddhist colorful flags by the trekking trail. The great view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam keep on coming to your eyes. The walk is great is in terms of view.

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    Value

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Walking

Pangboche is larger than Tengboche. Tengboche is a village; Tengboche is a viewpoint because you will see the fine view of Mount Everest. Others that you see are Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.  You also see them as you head to Tengboche from the uphill and downhill trekking trails. You will sweat as you walk on these trails, and you might see rare species like Musk Deer, Pheasant, and Himalayan Thar. There is an alpine forest to be crossed, and later, you will reach a village called Phunki Thanga. Steep trekking trail takes you to Tengboche; this is where you have to walk and should be looked at it as a final trail.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Walking

From Tengboche, you head to Phungki Thanga. You will also reach Kyangjuma. From there, you head to Namche Bazaar. The trekking trail descends, so it is easier to walk on. Later, it ascends and takes you to the forest from where you can see the excellent view of the mountain.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Walking

The trekking trail is decorated with prayer flags, Chortens, Mani walls, and Gompas. You will walk by the Dudh Kosi River, and its sound enters your ears. There are suspension bridges on the way. After walking uphill, you will reach Lukla. Before you will reach a village called Cheplung.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Walking

You will fly to Kathmandu on an early morning flight after breakfast. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will head to your hotel. Let us hope that the weather in Lukla becomes fine; so that you can fly in time. Since your hotel is in Thamel, you can visit there to buy gifts for your friends and relatives.

  • Accomodation

    Comfort

  • Types of room

    Twin sharing

  • Meals provided

    BB

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Three hours before your international flight, you will be dropped off at the airport by our representative in private transportation.

  • Meals provided

    BB

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Cost and Dates

Cost & Dates

The price below is per person. If you have more than 8 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.

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