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Everest Cultural Trekking - Himalaya Expedition: The adventure Sports | HimEX NEPAL

everest cultural trekking

  • 14 days

  • Moderate

  • Spring, Autumn

  • people

We offer an exclusive holiday package for School / Collage and Institute groups this trips enables one to be close with the rural village life in the mid hills and mountains including in the suburb of Kathmandu valley our trip includes grand panorama views of the snow capped mountains this interesting tour makes it worthwhile learning the simple farm and village life as it was for centuries and helping the local school and village children with a little support that you can offer, a different non-touristy way of traveling and learning that we have included for all kinds of school groups with time after the trips in Nepal or for those who like to stay in Kathmandu and to do something worthwhile. Ever since 1953, the descriptions and photographs have begun to circulate all over the world about great successful expeditions / adventures to Mt. Everest, many people have been fascinated by the thought of walking to the base of the world’s highest mountain - so... This is an out standing trek visiting the high lush valleys of the Khumbu with time to explore villages and monasteries and to sample the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people. Adventure begins with a sweeping flight to Lukla, a popular destination, which provides a fascinating, contrast to the high mountain landscapes then walking slowly to Phakding on first day and night’s spot. Next day then, trek ahead to the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar, with time to acclimatize before following the quite trail to Thyangboche with incredible view of Mt. Khangtiaga, Mt. Thamserku and the Nuptse - Lhotse wall with the Mt. Everest rearing above.

Itinerary

  • Day 4.
    Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m approx. 5-6 hrs.
    From Phakding after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with magnificent view of Thamserku 6,608m, then reaching a small village of Monjo after the last 20 minutes climb from the stream, after Monjo, comes to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend with a gradual walk to the Jorsalle village is reached, the last village and the only place to shop till Namche Bazaar is reached, a second bridge is reached over the same river, the walk is pleasant on the river bed till the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum Kangru, Mt. Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Tawache peak can be seen all the way up, from here another 1-2 hour walk up brings to the famed Namche Bazaar, the colourful houses are situated in an amphitheatre U shaped bowl.
  • Day 5.
    Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
    Suggested activities a short walk uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with breathtaking view of the surrounding snow capped giants and the valleys way down, with an interesting museum with all kinds of information regarding the history of the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 6.
    Trek to Thame 3,885m 4-5 hrs.
    From Namche walk leads towards west with a short climb to the ridge overlooking grand views of Namche and surrounding snow peaks, from here the path leads to the serene forest and passing through scattered farm villages including Thamo where there's a hydro-electric plant for the Khumbu region, from here few hours of good walk brings you at Thame for the overnight stop with time to visit its old monastery.
  • Day 7.
    In Thame for social activities at local school.
    At Thame a free day visit the local school which is close to the lodge just 10 minutes walk a small primary school, they would be delighted and greet you with warmth interact with the students, teachers helping the school with what you can offer on this day.
  • Day 8.
    Trek to Khunde / Khumjung village 3,730m. 3-4 hrs.
    After Thame trace the route above the ridge of Namche towards Syangboche following the trail to Khunde and Khumjung the largest of the Sherpa villages in the Khumbu area, trek leads towards the Syangboche small airstrip, the walk is quite strenuous uphill due to high altitude overlooking the magnificent view of Mt. Kwangde, Thamserku and other neighboring peaks with an aerial view of Namche Bazaar down below. On reaching Syangboche small airstrip, take a short climb towards the Khunde village situated in the same glacial valley as Khumjung village beneath the sacred Mt. Khumbila 5,761m. A quiet gentle path brings to the sleepy village of Khumjung via Khunde for the overnight halt. At Khumjung with the only high school founded by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation time permitting visit the school.
  • Day 9.
    Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m. Approx 5 hours.
    The walk is fairly easy for the first half, after a 20 minutes descend towards Shanasa with more down-hill walk overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde-Ri peak after a pleasant walk of two to three hours coming at Phungitenga 3,250m, a small settlement with couple of teahouses and a small Nepalese Army barrack serving as park wardens in the midst of the alpine woods of mostly silver fir blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees. Walk from here is strenuous for an hour or two on the winding trail through the shade of woods till Thyangboche Monastery or Gompa, is reached for the overnight stop. This beautiful spot offers views of the majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam with Everest looming above the Nuptse wall in the north with Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east.
  • Day 10.
    Trek to Monjo 2,835m. Approx: 5-6 hrs.
    Retrace the journey back to Shanasha, from Shanasha where the trail from Khumjung, Gokyo and to Namche meets. From here the route follows on the main busy path, the walk winds all the way to Namche Bazaar on the downhill and gradual path. On reaching Namche Bazaar retrace the journey all the way to Monjo for the overnight camp at Monjo, located just near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit.
  • Day 11.
    Trek to Lukla 5 hrs walk.
    Last day of this great trek will be one of the good walk to Lukla, you can walk at on your own normal pace, leisurely and enjoying the lush green scenery around. Apart from few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla which will take about 45 minutes from a place called Choplung or from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day great dinner and a party with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members.
  • Day 12.
    Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
    The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason. Depending upon the flight time this scenic flight from Lukla takes about 35 minutes to Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen during the flight. At Kathmandu domestic terminal, our staffs receives and transfer you back to the Hotel.
  • Day 13.
    Free day at leisure.
    A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.
  • Day 14.
    Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
    Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
  • Day 3.
    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding.
    Approx: 35 minutes flight to Lukla 2,800m 9-10km ( 3 hrs walk) to Phakding at 2,652m.Early morning you will be transferred from the Hotel to domestic Airport a short drive of 20-30 minutes, after the necessary security formalities board in the smaller twin otter or similar plane for the sweeping panoramic flight to Lukla, on arrival you will be received by our trekking guides. In Lukla you will have time to wander around, while the Sherpa crew sort and divide the load, lunch depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla either in Lukla or few walks further down on route to Phakding. The walk is gradual most of the way, with few ups with view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m crossing a short suspension bridge, a short climb brings to the Ghat village, and another 11/2hr of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop near the bank of the Dudh-Kosi River. Afternoon time briefing and information regarding the trails, landscapes, cooking, rations, tents and other items required. Rest just follow this itinerary with our guide and meet the others at Thame and back at Monjo.
  • Day 2.
    A day in Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.
    After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your social work at respective pre or primary school in the outskirt of Kathmandu helping the local schools with class work teaching, painting or interact with the students.
  • Day 1.
    Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
    On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer you to respective Hotels, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.

What's included

Price includes following services:

1. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.

2. Airport transfers in Kathmandu.

3. Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.

4. Internal flight Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.

5. Trekking arrangement backed by Sherpa Guide and porters using local lodges on full board basis.

6. Supply of Tents, Rations, Cooking Stove with EPI Gas, Pots and Pans during Training program.

7. Applicable Trekking Permit & National Park Fees.

8. Insurance for Nepalese crew.

Not included

Our price does not include followings:

1. International flights to / from Kathmandu.

2. Nepal entry visa fees.

3. Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.

4. Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.

5. Rescue evacuation in case of emergency. 

6. Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.

7. Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.

8. Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.

9. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.