Sherpa Village Trek 9 Days

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 9 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal

Sherpa Village Trek 9 Days Itinerary, Cost

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The Everest region is famous for trekking, mountaineering, peak climbing and expedition. Among the major destinations of trekking in Nepal, Everest region stood second despite poor accessibility. The number of trekkers to Everest has increased dramatically because of the publicity the mountain has received from several sources. Solu Khumbu is famous not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain, Mt.Everest (8848m.), but also for its Sherpa villages and age-old monasteries.

Being situated at higher altitude, the region has high risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) if due emphasis is not given for acclimatization. If symptoms like- headache, loss appetite and vomiting are seen, one has to immediately inform to the guide so that he would facilitate to take first-aid treatment or take you to the near by health post or he will take you down to the lower altitude.

This is a classic teahouse trek that passes through high mountain villages inhabited by the Sherpa people, a mountain people of Tibetan heritage who migrated south over the Himalayan chain more than 500 years ago, settling into the high valleys of the Nepal Himalaya. The Sherpas are revered for their incredible strength as local high-altitude alpine climbing guides and are famous for their engaging personalities, kindness and generosity.

We would take a breathtaking flight over scenic-mountain passes, to Lukla, a small village at the mouth of the upper Khumbu Valley. After two days of trekking north, we’ll arrive at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) and spend two nights acclimatizing at this relatively high elevation. From this small settlement we trek to a village on the old Tibetan salt route, Thame. Thame monastery would be visited and the next day we’ll travel to Kunde & Khumjung and hike to Phortse. We will travel to Tengboche from Phortse. We would visit the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu, the Tengboche Monastery and return to Lukla. This outstanding trek offers an excellent opportunity to connect us with the Sherpa people of Nepal and become introduced to high altitude life in the Himalaya.

Where is the Sherpa Village Trek located?

Sherpa Village Trek is not a specific trekking destination but rather a type of trek that takes you through the Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The Khumbu region is famous for being the gateway to Mount Everest, and it is home to the Sherpa people, known for their expertise in mountaineering and their unique culture.

Sherpa Village Trek in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Trekking through the Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region of Nepal during the autumn season is a fantastic experience. This time of year is one of the most popular and highly recommended periods for the Sherpa Village Trek, and for good reason. During the autumn months, the weather in the Khumbu region is generally stable and pleasant. The skies are clear, and the temperatures are comfortable, making it an ideal time for trekking. The days are warm and sunny, while the nights can be crisp and cool, especially at higher altitudes. The landscapes are painted with vibrant colors as the forests and hillsides are adorned with a variety of blooming wildflowers and colorful foliage. The clear skies provide stunning panoramic views of the towering Himalayan peaks.

Sherpa Village Trek in winter season (Dec- Feb)

Trekking through the Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region of Nepal during the winter season offers a different yet equally enchanting experience. While it is true that the winter months bring colder temperatures and the possibility of snowfall, this season has its own unique charm for those who are well-prepared and seeking a quieter, more serene trekking experience. During the winter, the Khumbu region is covered in a layer of pristine snow, creating a picturesque, almost magical landscape. The Sherpa villages and monasteries stand out in stark contrast against the white backdrop, offering a different perspective of the region's beauty. The crisp air and clear skies can provide stunning, unobstructed views of the Himalayan peaks, and the reduced number of trekkers on the trails means you can often enjoy a more peaceful and intimate connection with the surroundings.

Sherpa Village Trek in spring season (March- May)

Embarking on a Sherpa Village Trek in the spring season is a remarkable experience. Spring is one of the most popular and highly anticipated times for trekking in the Khumbu region, and for good reason. During the spring months, the Khumbu region undergoes a transformation as the landscape comes to life. The hillsides burst into an array of colorful wildflowers, and the forests regain their lush greenery. The clear skies and moderate temperatures create the perfect conditions for trekking. It's an ideal time to witness the stunning beauty of the Himalayas, with breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks, including the majestic Mount Everest.

Sherpa Village Trek in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Trekking through the Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region during the monsoon season presents a unique set of challenges and considerations. While it's not the most popular time for trekking in this region due to heavy rainfall, it can be an option for adventurous and experienced trekkers who are well-prepared and willing to embrace the distinct character of the monsoon trek. The monsoon season in the Khumbu region is marked by frequent rainfall, often leading to muddy and slippery trails. The lush landscape is at its most vibrant, with lush greenery, blooming rhododendrons, and rushing rivers. Despite the challenges, the rain can also bring a sense of serenity and tranquility, as the region sees fewer trekkers during this time.

Important Notes for Sherpa Village Trek

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • Sherpa Village Trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.
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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1320m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.). Upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m.). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. In the late afternoon, we reach Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude: 2640m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

Having breakfast at Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).The trail goes along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks Dudh Koshit to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.).Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Tyangboche (3867 m.). The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. In this section too, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.

  • Max. Altitude: 3867m

It is our turn to trek from Tyangboche to Thame (3750m.). Thame is located on the old Tibetan trade route. Here one will get a true taste of a Himalayan mountain village. Thame is located beyond the typical tourist treks.

  • Max. Altitude: 3750m

Today we trek from Thame to Jorsale. We will pass through the scenic & peaceful valley endowed with rich biodiversity and culture. Overnight stay at Monjo.

  • Max. Altitude: 2835m

Having lunch at Monjo, we trek to Lukla (2800m.). En route, we gradually descend along the bank of Dudh Koshi River. We would have plenty of opportunities to walk over suspension bridges.

  • Max. Altitude: 2800m

We board our early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1320m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
Trip Map
Sherpa Village Trek 9 Days map
What's Included
  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • Two night's deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car/ Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sagarmatha National park entrance permit and fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole if necessary.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
Useful Information

Best seasons to do 9 days Sherpa Village Trek

For trekking in any regions, the weather plays a significant and vital role. Apart from any seasons throughout the year, you can travel in spring and autumn seasons. These two season are best to travel any destination. The weather is warm, moderate, and stable. The average temperature on these seasons ranges from 10 to 15 degrees.

In this spring season, you will get chance to see the different types of rhododendron and wilder flower. While in autumn, you get the most beautiful views of mountains and valleys. There are no heavy rain and snowfall.

Packing tools for 9 days Sherpa Village Trek

  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
  • Down jacket
  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
  • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
  • Mittens/woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking poles
  • Day bag above 40 L
  • Basic personal first aid kit
  • Water bottles, water purification tablets

Accommodations during 9 days Sherpa Village Trek

Tea houses are the most common form of accommodations. These are small guesthouses run by local Sherpa’s families. Tea houses provide basic facilities such as private or shared rooms with beds, blankets and pillow. They also have communal dining areas where you can enjoy meals. While the facilities are simple, tea houses offer a cozy and authentic experience. In some villages, you may have the opportunity to stay in Sherpa homestay. Accommodations in homestays are typically basic, with shared facilities and traditional meals prepared by the host family.

Foods during 9 days Sherpa Village Trek

During treks in Sherpa village you can expect to find a variety of traditional Sherpa foods along with other Nepali and Tibetan influences. Tea houses especially offers dal bhat, it is the staple dish of Nepal and consists of lentil soup (dal) served with steamed rice (bhat). It’s often accompanied by vegetables, pickles and sometimes meat or curry. They also serve momos (steamed or fried dumplings filled with vegetables or meat), thukpa (noodles soup), ghundruk (fermented leafy greens), fried rice, chapatti (flat bread) in some tea houses. Many tea houses along the route also serve international dishes such as pasta, noodles, fried rice, pancakes and soups.

Drinking water during 9 days Sherpa Village Trek

Drinking water is important because it keeps you hydrated. The safe drinking water is available in the teahouses and hotels during 9 days Sherpa village trek. You can buy the bottled water, filter water or hot water. It is advisable that bring the water bottles and water purification tablets by yourself then it will be plus point for you. You don’t have to buy the mineral water daily, you can fill the water in the tap and purify by yourselves that will help you to save money.

Wi-Fi electricity and hot shower availability in 9 days Sherpa Village Trek

The availability of Wi-Fi, electricity and hot water for showers can vary depending on the specific location along the trail. In most of the tea houses along the trekking route, Wi-Fi is available but you have to pay additional fee. However please note that the quality and reliability of the internet connection can vary. In more remote and higher altitude areas, the Wi-Fi signal may be weak or nonexistent. Electricity will be limited because it is generated through solar panels. Charging electronic devices like cameras, phones or batteries may incur an additional fees. Hot shower facilities are available in most of the tea houses along the trekking routes. However, it’s important to note that hot showers are often not included in the standard room rate and may require an additional fee.

9 days Sherpa Village Trek Difficulty

The difficulty level of 9 days Sherpa village trek can vary depending on the specific route and duration of the trek. However treks in the Everest region that pass through Sherpa villages generally fall under the category of moderate to strenuous. The primary factor contributing to the difficulty is the high altitude of the region. The terrain in the Everest region can be challenging. The trails often involve steep ascent and descent, rocky paths and occasional exposure to heights. Some part if the trek may require crossing suspension bridges and navigating uneven terrain. Trekking days can be long, ranging from 6- hours of walking per day. Physical fitness is important for tackling the trek comfortably. Regular exercise and cardiovascular training before the trek can help prepare your body for the demands of the journey.

Guides and porters for 9 days Sherpa Village Trek

While it is not mandatory to have guides and porters for 9 days Sherpa village trek but many trekkers choose to hire guides and porters to enhance their trekking experience and make their journey more comfortable. Sherpa guides, who are often locals from the region, possess extensive knowledge about the trekking routes, weather conditions, altitude and local culture. They can provide valuable guidance, ensure your safety and assist you in navigating through challenging terrains. Having a guide ensures that you stay on the right path, especially in case of challenging sections or changing weather conditions. Guides often serves as a translator between trekkers and the local community, helping facilitate communications and interactions. As well as, hiring a porters can alleviate the physical burden of carrying heavy backpacks, allowing you to enjoy the trek more comfortably.

Permits during 9 days Sherpa Village Trek

When embarking on a 9 days Sherpa village trek in Nepal, you may need to obtain certain permits depending on the specific route and destination you plan to visit. Here are the permits required for 9 days Sherpa village trek are Sagarmatha national park entry permit and ), TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card. It is all provided by welcome Nepal treks and also it is included on our tour package.

Travel insurance for 9 days Sherpa Village Trek

Obtaining travel insurance is highly recommended for any trekking adventure, including 9 days Sherpa village trek. Ensure that your travel insurance policy provides comprehensive medical coverage, including emergency medical evacuation and repatriation. Trekking at high altitude involves risks, and its crucial to have coverage for any potential altitude sickness or medical emergencies that may arise during the trek.

Tipping for 9 days Sherpa Village Trek

Tipping is a common practice in the tourism industry, including for trekking guides, porters, and other support staff. While tipping is not mandatory, it is appreciated and considered a way to show gratitude for the service provided. It’s important to note that these are general guidelines, and tipping is ultimately personal decisions. You may choose to adjust the amount based on your satisfaction with the service and your budget.

Why to do 9 days Sherpa Village Trek?

The Sherpa villages are nestled in the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas with towering snow- capped peaks, lush green valleys and cascading waterfalls. The 9 days Sherpa village trek takes you through picture square trails that offer breathtaking panoramic views at every turn. The beauty of the natural surroundings is awe-inspiring and provides an incredible backdrop for your journey. The Sherpa people have a rich cultural heritage that is deeply intertwined with the mountains. By trekking through their villages, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in their way of life, interact with the locals, and learn about their traditions, religion (predominantly Buddhism) and daily routines. It’s a chance to gain insight into a fascinating culture that has a deep connection to the mountains. The Sherpa villages are often located in remote areas, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. This provides a chance to escape the noise and pollution of urban environments and immerse yourself in tranquility of nature.

Why to do 9 days Sherpa Village Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks?

Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We have knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the trekking routes, safety protocols, and local customs. Their expertise can enhance your trekking experience and ensure a smooth journey. We offers flexible and customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and requirements. We can tailor the trek to suit your time frame, fitness level and specific interested. Welcome Nepal treks takes care of the logistical aspects of the trek, including permits, accommodations, transportation, and meals.

Risks during Sherpa Village Trek

Trekking through the Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region of Nepal, or any trek in the Himalayas comes with certain risks and challenges that trekkers should be aware of and prepared for. Some of the common risks during a Sherpa Village Trek include:

  • Altitude sickness
  • Harsh weather conditions
  • Physical exhaustion
  • Challenging trail conditions
  • Food and water safety
  • Remote location
  • Wildlife encounters
  • Avalanches and landslides
  • Respecting local culture
  • Trekking permits and regulations

Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during the Sherpa Village Trek

Preventing altitude sickness (AMS) during a Sherpa Village Trek or any high-altitude trek is crucial for your safety and enjoyment. Here are some key steps to minimize the risk of AMS:

  • Gradual ascent and acclimatization
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco
  • Balanced diet and sufficient calories
  • Recognize AMS symptoms
  • Medication (consult a healthcare professional)
  • Sleep at lower elevations
  • Moderate pace, avoid overexertion
  • Deep, slow breathing
  • Consider local remedies
  • Travel with an experienced guide

Training for Sherpa Village Trek

Training for the Sherpa Village Trek involves a mix of cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and endurance. Prioritize activities like hiking, walking, and jogging to build your cardiovascular stamina. Strengthen your legs, core, and upper body with weight training and bodyweight exercises to cope with the demanding terrain. Practice walking with a loaded backpack to simulate trek conditions and break in your trekking gear.

Distance and Time during Sherpa Village Trek

The total distance and time for the entire Sherpa Village Trek can vary depending on the specific route and side trips you choose to take. The complete Sherpa Village Trek, from Lukla and back, can cover approximately 70 to 90 miles (110 to 145 kilometers) in total, depending on the exact route and optional side trips. The total trek duration can range from 8 to 12 days, allowing for acclimatization, rest days, and exploration of Sherpa villages, monasteries, and cultural sites along the way. Each day of trekking typically involves 4 to 7 hours of walking, depending on the specific leg of the journey and your pace.

Can I book Private Sherpa Village Trek?

If you want to enjoy your tour alone then you can book Sherpa Village Trek. Welcome Nepal Treks offer customizable tour packages, including private tours, to cater to individual preferences and needs. You can discuss your preferences and requirements with us and we will design a tour that suits your specific interests and travel style. With a private tour, you can enjoy personalized services, flexibility in scheduling, and the opportunity to explore the destinations at your own pace.

Can I join the Group on Sherpa Village Trek?

Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks offers group joining Sherpa Village Trek. Welcome Nepal treks organize the group joining on the fixed departure date. Joining a group can provide a cost-sharing benefits. Not only that, you have opportunity of meeting new people from different nation and a chance of learning their culture. In comparison of trekking alone, trekking with groups can be more enjoyable and fun.

What is the Cost of the 9 days Sherpa Village Trek?

The cost of 9 days Sherpa Village Trek can vary based on several factors including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of tour you choose. According to the service, provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the Sherpa Village Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this splendid 9 days Sherpa Village Trek package around US$800 - $1000 with the quality services. The cost includes the permits, meals, guides and everything mentioned in the package.

Why Sherpa Village Trek with Us?

Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We have knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the trekking routes, safety protocols, and local customs. Their expertise can enhance your trekking experience and ensure a smooth journey. We offers flexible and customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and requirements. We can tailor the trek to suit your time frame, fitness level and specific interested. Welcome Nepal treks takes care of the logistical aspects of the trek, including permits, accommodations, transportation, and meals. Also, we highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in professional ways

Sherpa Village Trek Booking and Payment Policies

If you want to book the Sherpa Village Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

Trip extension after Sherpa Village Trek

If you want to extend your trip after completing the Sherpa Village Trek, there are several options available to explore more of Nepal's natural beauty. Some of the few popular trip extension are mentioned below:

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek
  • Chitwan National Park with Tower Night Stay
  • Bardia National Park Safari
  • Rara Lake Trek
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Tansen and Palpa
  • Lumbini and Buddhist Circuit
  • Pokhara Adventure Activities
  • Kalinchowk Temple Trek
  • Gosainkunda Trek
  • River Rafting
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.

ATM and money exchange service during Sherpa Village Trek

ATM and money exchange services are limited during the Sherpa Village Trek due to its remote location. While you may find ATMs in larger villages like Namche Bazaar and Lukla, they can be unreliable and have transaction limits. It's advisable to carry sufficient Nepalese rupees in cash for expenses during the trek, as money exchange services are available but may offer less favorable rates than in urban areas like Kathmandu.