The ultimate trekking journey through remote Sherpa villages of the Everest region, with a highlight trek to Ama Dablam base camp.
TREKKING INTO THE SHERPA HEARTLAND
Activity Type: Trekking | Cultural
Staying at our Sherpa family home in Kathmandu.
Getting off the main route to visit traditional Sherpa villages and remote Buddhist monasteries.
Trekking to Ama Dablam Base Camp at approximately 15,000'.
Pampering ourselves from time to time with overnights at a few of the comfort lodges in the region.
Trip Overview: A moderate two-week trek exploring the high mountain villages of the Everest region. You will gain insights into the local Sherpa way of life through the eyes of our expert Sherpa guides. This is a real trip of a lifetime for those who've always dreamed of trekking in the Himalaya and experiencing traditional Sherpa culture and hospitality.
Upcoming Trip Dates: April 7-22, 2020 | September 29-October 14, 2020 *Private Journeys can be booked on the dates of your choice.
Trip Cost (2020): 3,495* per person (all-inclusive land cost) | $370 per person for internal flight to Lukla, the starting point of our trek.
*A portion of proceeds go towards supporting projects of the US Sherpa Foundation.
Trek Crew - Our Sherpa team consists of one lead Sherpa guide, assistant guide(s) and porters (typically one per every two trekkers). Our guides are highly experienced, proficient in English and have excellent connections in the region.
Lodging - Our Sherpa homestay in Kathmandu offers basic amenities, however a unique window into suburban life in Kathmandu. While on the trek we stay at a mix of rustic, Sherpa-run mountain lodges and comfort lodges. *Please keep in mind that although we incorporate comfort lodges into our adventure, accommodations and facilities are generally basic in these remote mountain communities.
Meals - All meals are included except for lunches in Kathmandu. While on the trek, meals are selected by our talented Sherpa staff and include coffee, tea and boiled water. Dessert is not included except for the final night of the trek.
Other - Trekking permits, National Park entrance fees, basic group first aid kit, insurance and flights for our trek crew, touring several sites in Kathmandu, cultural show, all airport transfers.
What’s not included:
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
Optional tips to trek crew
Items of personal nature such as laundry
Hot showers on trek (can be paid directly to lodge owners)
WiFi and device charging on trek (can be paid directly to lodge owners)
Drinks other than what’s included at meal times
Potable water (except boiled water provided at meals)
Suggested Trip Length: 16 Days
Activity Level: This moderate trekking journey is rated a 4 on a scale of 1-5. The trails are generally well-maintained and heavily traveled, with a number of rock steps, several suspension bridges, some steep, narrow sections with exposure and fixed ropes. Although the actual distances traveled are moderate, the high elevation, dust, strong sun and basic amenities on this trek make it more challenging.