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The Everest Trek with Monasteries and Sherpa Culture Tour
has been especially designed for those adventurers who also wish to make a
cultural journey into the Everest Region. Along with trekking in the region
surrounded by Himalaya peaks, you get to visit ancient monasteries and witness
cultural life of the highland Sherpas. Sherpas call Mt. Everest
"Chomolongma" - or the mother-goddess. The package would be a
great introductory to those wishing for cultural insights into the Sherpa
version of Buddhism. The trek passes through the verdant alpine forest and
wildlife, raging glacial rivers and waterfalls, stony trails, mountains, and
Buddhist monasteries. If you happen to arrive at the season of Mani Rimdu
Festival, you will also witness the Buddhist dance spectacle presented each
year in the Khumbu region by the monks of Tengboche Monastery.
Our Everest Trek with Monasteries and Sherpa Culture Tour begins from Lukla Airport, the Gateway of the Everest Region. We take steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpas, where we are greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. We enjoy the Sherpa village, its culture and monasteries, the mountaineers and wild life museums. From Namche, we head toward Thame, a rather less visited but an exotic Sherpa settlement. Then we discover the Khumjung Valley. From Khumjung via Phortse, Pangboche and Tengboche, we complete our loop at Namche again. Trek back to Lukla for a return flight to Kathmandu.