cultural journey in the rich Buddhist ancient traditions, warm-friendly locals, traditional village, land of world’s heritage, high alpine valley’s in the shade of the giant peaks of ‘Mt.Everest.
This is an outstanding highland trip, more of a walking journey with time to immerse in the beautiful surrounding with time to explore villages and monasteries and to sample the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people in the comfort of the high altitude cozy hotels and resorts.
Adventure begins with a sweeping flight to Lukla, a popular destination, which provides a fascinating, contrast to the high mountainscapes as the flight approach nearer to our destination. With our flexible itinerary days one can walk slowly enjoying the lovely surrounding and its people. This wonderful trip ends to and from Lukla with a destination to the Syangboche hill top for the outstanding views of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lhotse shar, including the magnificent Mt.Ama Dablam,
Kangtenga, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde and the sacred peak of Khumbi-la.
An exciting trip that leads to the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar, with time to acclimatize before heading higher elevation, after a wonderful time here, then following the quite trail to Syangboche hill top with incredible view of Mt. Khangtiaga, Mt. Thamserku and the Nuptse – Lhotse wall with the Mt.Everest rearing above. On reaching to the highland Resort at Syangboche with ample time for local hike around the traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung and Khunde visit the monastery, the only monastery that owns a Yeti scalp.
One can hire a pony for the ride around as far to Thyangboche, an excellent view point of the magnificent Mt.Ama Dablam 6,900m and other great snow giant’s peaks.
Our descent will take us to the Monjo and Benkar village, before returning to Lukla. A scenic flight to Kathmandu concludes a spectacular walking journey to the roof of the world.
SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK AREA (1,148 SQ. KMS.)
LOCATION: Sagarmatha National Park is located to the Northeast of Kathmandu in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The park includes the highest peak in the world, Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest), and several other well-known peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Kangtaiga and Gyachung Kang. The park was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.
FEATURES: The Mountains of Sagarmatha National Park are geologically young and broken up by deep gorges and glacial valleys. Vegetation includes pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron woods, scrub and alpine plant communities, and bare rock and snow.
The famed bloom of rhododendrons occurs during spring (April and May) although other flora is mostly colourful during the monsoon season (June to August)
Wild animals most likely to be seen in the park are the Himalayan Thar, goral, serow and musk deer. The snow leopard and Himalayan black bear are present but rarely sighted, other mammals rarely seen are the weasel, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika), and jackal and languor monkey.
The park is populated by approximately 3,000 of the famed Sherpa people whose lives are interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism. The main settlements are Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche and Phortse. The economy of the Khumbu Sherpa community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding.
But with the coming of international mountaineering expeditions since 1950 and the influx of foreign trekkers, the Sherpa economy today is becoming increasingly dependent on tourism.