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Sherpa Village Trek

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Trip Duration

10 Days

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Trip Budget

USD 1630

Sherpa Village Trek

Sherpa Village trekking is the famous trekking route of Nepal, and it the ideal trekking holidays of the Nepal Tourism. Sherpa itself resembles the mountains, high Himalaya and Everest regions. The word Sherpa is the surname of the local people, which is from the Tibetan language, Shar Pa.

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  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • Finish At: Kathmandu
  • Countries: Nepal
  • Destination: Lukla, Namche, Khumjung, Phortse, Pangboche, Namche, Lukla
  • Max. Altitude:3985m
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  • Group size: Min 1 to Max 15.
  • Activities : Walking in Sherpa Village


Sherpa Village trekking is the famous trekking route of Nepal, and it the ideal trekking holidays of the Nepal Tourism. Sherpa itself resembles the mountains, high Himalaya and Everest regions. The word Sherpa is the surname of the local people, which is from the Tibetan language, Shar Pa. Shar means east and Pa means people so calling as the eastern people, became Sherpa.
According to the Sherpa history, they first settled in Solukhumbu and gradually spread to the west-land through the salt trade route. The nomadic people Sherpa giving rise to main four clans: Munyagpa, Thimi, Sertawel, and Chawa. The data of  1968 shows that Sherpa migrated from Kham region in Eastern Tibet to Nepal within last 300-400 years.

Sherpa is the people from the Himalaya, regarded as the elite mountaineers. All Sherpa belong to Nyingma the ancient school of Tibetan Buddhism founded bu the Padmasambhava, who is also known as the Guru Rimpoche. Most of Sherpa people speak Nepali, the national language of Nepal; even they have their own dialects, which is from the Tibetan language.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

    Our airport representative will pick you up and transfer to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 02
    Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

    Early morning gets and ready to Tribhuwan Domestic airport. You guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport. After short thirty-minute picturesque flight lands at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla.
    You will be introduced with your trekking porters in Lukla and head off to Phakding. It takes about 3 hrs. Phakding is in the lower altitude than Lukla. Once we have lunch at Phakding we will walk around the Rimjung Village, a traditional Sherpa Village and back to the guesthouse.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 03
    Trek to Namche Bazaar.

    After breakfast, we leave to Namche Bazaar, thru the bank to Dudhkosi River, along with the trail we have to cross the river many times. The trail of the day is tougher the trip. We have to walk nearly 6 hours. The Top Dada is just after crossing the highest bridge of regions from where we can see the first view of Mt. Everest.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 04
    Trek to Khumjung Village

    We will have breakfast in the guesthouse and heads off to Khumjung Village, the largest settlement of the Sherpa on beneath of sacred peak Khumbila. Today we can explore the Khumjung and learn about Sherpa People, culture, and costume.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 05
    Trek to Phortse Village

    Today we trek to Phortse Village, which is another unique sherpa settlement with 80 households. Phortse offers the picturesque mountains view, which is surrounded by the birch and juniper trees. The jungle is preserving the endangered musk deer and varieties of pheasant.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 06
    Trek to Pangboche Village

    Today we head off to Pangboche, it is the highest point of this entire trek, located at the altitude of 3990 meters. In Imaja Khola Valley, where we can exchange the culture and experience with the sherpa people, visit the monasteries, schools.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 07
    Trek to Namche via Tengboche Monastery

    From today we start to back the trek to Namche via the most popular Monastery at Tengboche, which is also known as the Dawa Choling Gompa, located at the altitude of 3860 meters.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 08
    Trek to Lukla

    After breakfast in the guesthouse, we leave to Lukla. The decent trail takes nearly 5 hrs to get Lukla via Phakding village. Finally, the trip to Sherpa Village is finished, in the evening we have a farewell program with the porters because the porter is not going to Kathmandu.

    Overnight at a guesthouse
  • Day 09
    Fly to Kathmandu

    Early morning gets up and have the breakfast and heads off to Lukla Airport.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 10
    Final Departure from Kathmandu

    The entire trip Sherpa Village is ended. Your guide or airport representative drop off at the Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure.


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Trip Includes

  1. Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport in private tourist vehicle.
  2. Two nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in the standard hotel on Twin Sharing/BB basis.
  3. Seven nights available guesthouse/ lodges accommodation during the trek
  4. Domestic (Ktm-Lua-Ktm) airfare for clients and guides.
  5. English speaking government license holder local guides and porters as per required. Generally, we assign one porter for every two clients.
  6. Full facility for Trekking Porters; Meals, Accommodations, insurance, Salary, and Equipment.
  7. Sagarmatha National Park trekking permits, temple and monument fees.
  8. All government taxes and official expenses.

Please Note
US$80 per person per night for Single room and US$ 65 per person per night for Double (twin sharing) room if you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.

Trip Exclude

  1. International Air tickets
  2. Insurance of travellers that should cover helicopter rescue charges worth a minimum of USD 50,000 per person
  3. Nepal Entry Visa (You can get your visa upon arrival in Nepal immigration of Tribhuwan International Airport Branch in Kathmandu.)
  4. Meals in Kathmandu and Mountain
  5. All drinks including drinking water along the trekking route.
  6. Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  7. Tips for trekking staffs (Tipping is expected).
  8. Other expenses that are not listed on Price Include Section.

Equipment List

This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Annapurna Base Camp. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.

Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in a day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.

-Day Pack
-Down jacket and sleeping bag
-Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
-A baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
-Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears
-Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety
-UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. In high altitude automatically the atmosphere is thinner than low altitude so, the sunlights are quite strong in the mountain, which affects our eyes. For those people who are wearing the prescription glasses, please requesting you to speaks with your doctor about the prescription glacier glasses.
-Headlamp: Headlamp is a one of the basic for you during the trek because treks are in the mountain where not plenty of electricity is. -Make sure to bring extra lithium batteries.

-A pair of liner synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
-A pair of heavy woolen gloves for morning and evening time.
-A pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Core Body
-Two cotton t-shirts.
-A synthetic t-shirt.
-Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
-A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
-A medium to heavyweight expedition down parka w/hood.
-For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!

Lower Body - Legs
-Three pairs nylon hiking shorts, not cotton!
-Underwear, stay away from cotton
-Two pairs lightweight long underwear
-Pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferably
-Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
-Pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best
-A pair cotton pants
-Especially for the women a full-length skirt.

-At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic.
-Three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks
-A pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
-A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
-A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge
-Sandals are optional for the trek.

Medicine and First Aid
-Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
-Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
-Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
-Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.

Miscellaneous, but Important
-Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
-Airline ticket(s)
-Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
-Immunization record
-Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport
-Two water bottles one liter wide-mouth Nalgene and one insulator
-Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
-Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
-Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc

-A pair of adjustable trekking poles, this is great for the downhill trek, and even it is listed in optional.
-Favorite snack foods, two pounds for maximum limits.
-Books and other devices for relaxing during the trek and rest time.
-For your records, camera, a DSLR, Go-Pro Cameras.
-Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
-A urination bottle for men and a pee funnel for woman, as you might want to avoid that chilly late night trip
-A small stainless steel thermos

The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.

Please Note The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.

Altitude Sickness Info

Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travelers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start to adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves a severe headache, vomiting etc.

The trained and expert guides will every day advise you about your health conditions, requirements, and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also, we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.

Given some information helps you to get rid of the Acute Mountain Sickness.

There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.

Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekker will have experience but no worries these are common.

  1. Need more sleep than normal sleep time
  2. Occasional loss of hunger.
  3. Vivid, wild dreams especially at around 2500-3800 meters in altitude.
  4. Periodic breathing.
  5. A runny nose.
  6. Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign)
  7. Dizziness.

Minor AMS Symptoms
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that youre having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.

  1. Hard to breath
  2. Dizziness
  3. Dry raspy cough
  4. Runny nose
  5. Loss of hunger
  6. Weakness
  7. Nausea
  8. Mild headache

What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?

  1. If the symptoms developing while walking, then stop and take relax, drink water. Drink frequently.
  2. If symptoms do not stop and developing continuously then stop take rest and drink water and take Diamox of 125 -250mg. Drink more water.
  3. If symptoms growing in the evening, take 125-250mg Diamox and drink plenty of fluids again.
  4. If symptoms partially go away but are still annoying it is safe to take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.
  5. If the symptoms continue getting worse then you have to descend for a few hours which is more merits than staying at the same altitude.

Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately

  1. A severe headache.
  2. Persistent vomiting and dizziness.
  3. Ataxia (loss of co-ordination, an inability to walk in a straight line, making the sufferer look drunk)
  4. Losing consciousness (inability to stay awake or understand instructions.
  5. Hallucinations.
  6. Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  7. Very persistent, sometimes watery, cough.
  8. Difficulty breathing.
  9. Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  10. Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign)
  11. Severe lethargy/fatigue.
  12. Marked blueness of face and lips.
  13. High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute)
  14. Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse

Dangerous cases of AMS

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy, and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, the patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.

Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

The condition, that builds up the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heartbeat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, the bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if the patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be used to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.

Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

  1. Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
  2. Do not take sleeping pill, no alcohol and smoking
  3. Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 liters per day.
  4. Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude.
  5. Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
  6. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
  7. Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.

  1. Bandage for sprains
  2. Plasters/Band-Aids
  3. Iodine or water filter (optional)
  4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  7. Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
  8. Oral rehydration salts
  9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin)
  10. Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
  11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  12. Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  13. Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
  14. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  15. Gel hand cleaner.

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Trip Highlights

  • Lukla Airport
  • Sherpa Culture and Costume
  • Namche Bazar the Getaway of Everest
  • Tengboche Monstery
  • Khumbu Climbing School
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult Linda Nguyen
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