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NEPAL

TREKKING INTO THE SHERPA HEARTLAND

Lace up your boots for the ultimate trekking journey through the remote Sherpa villages of the Everest region, with a highlight trek to Ama Dablam base camp.

Activity Type: Trekking | Cultural

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TRIP OVEVIEW

This custom trek explores the high mountain villages of the Everest region. Touching down in Kathmandu, we stay in a quiet residential neighborhood with our guiding partner’s family. Once acclimated, we take a short, scenic mountain flight to Lukla, the jumping off point for our trek. Our route heads up the valley to the famed mountaineering village of Namche and then veers off the main Everest base camp route, joining Tenzing’s extended family in the villages of Phortse, Khumjung and Thame. Our aim is equal parts trekking adventure and cultural immersion as we have opportunities to visit a remote school and hospital, a mountaineering museum, Buddhist monasteries, and learn about farming and the way of life in these high mountain villages. This is truly the trip of a lifetime trekking in the Himalaya, gaining glimpses of Mt. Everest and experiencing traditional Sherpa culture and hospitality.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Staying at our Sherpa family home in Kathmandu.

  • Getting off the main trekking route to visit less-frequented, traditional Sherpa villages and remote Buddhist monasteries. 

  • Trekking to Ama Dablam Base Camp at approximately 15,000'.

  • Enjoying the occasional “pampered” overnight at some of the region’s finest comfort lodges.

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ACTIVITY LEVEL

This moderate-to-challenging trekking journey is rated ‘3+’ on a scale of 1-5. The activity level on this custom journey will depend on the route we design for your private group. The trails are generally well-maintained and heavily traveled, with a number of rock steps, several suspension bridges, and some steep, narrow sections with exposure and fixed ropes. Although the actual distances traveled are moderate, the high elevation, dust, strong sun, and basic level of amenities on this trek make it more challenging.

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TRIP DATES

Suggested Trip Length: 16 Days

Upcoming Trip Dates: We’ll design a custom journey for your private group of friends and family. Please inquire with us to plan your trekking adventure today!

TRIP COST

Trip Cost (2024): $4,895 per person, double occupancy | $425 single supplement | $650 per person (helicopter Lukla/KTM; return flight Lukla/Rammechap.

Custom quotes can be provided for each private journey. 

*A portion of our proceeds go toward supporting community based projects in Nepal.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Trekking guides

  • Porters

  • Lodging

  • Meals 

  • Domestic flights

  • Trekking permits and fees

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights

  • Visas 

  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance 

  • Optional tips to trekking crew 

  • Items of personal nature (i.e., laundry) 

  • Hot showers on trek (paid directly to lodge owners)

  • Wi-Fi and device-charging on trek (paid directly to lodge owners)

  • Drinks other than what’s included at mealtime 

  • Potable water (boiled water is provided at meals)

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