Mountain sherpa Village & Monastery trekking trip includes tour of Kathmandu city which include complete sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square (Known as Hanuman dhoka Durbar square or Basantapur durbar) including Kastamandap ( building made by one tree), Living goddess- Kumari House, Many temples including Shiva Parvati, Taleju Bhawani, Kaal Bhairav etc. We further visit to Swoyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa (the biggest stupa in the World) & Pasupatinath temple (Hindus temple). All these 4 Monuments of Kathmandu city is listed in UNESCO world Heritage sites and this is about 6 hours tour for second day of your trip.
If you are looking for Villages, Monastery and cultural lifestyle of Sherpa’s at Low Altitude below 3000m, this is perfect trek for you. During this trek, you can explore everyday Monasteries of Nyingmapa sect, Sherpa villages, their cultural, Living standard and their religion. Within short period of trek, you will fully explore real lives of Lower part of Khumbu- Everest region.
Our office Staff with Car & driver will welcome, greet you at International Airport on Arrival. After Visa formalities complete, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look after your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard and follow them. Meet our Staff and then Transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks. Company Manager will meet you with your guide and will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. Balance trip Payment should clear if any etc. Free day for relax or explore around the city yourself.
After Breakfast your day will start for sightseeing tour of 4 Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. Our first destination is Swoyambhunath. This place offers a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Stupa of Swoyambhunath epitomizes Buddhism. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally this, Old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. Our next sightseeing will be at Buddha nath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World). In this Area, you will visit Buddhist Monastery and stop for lunch Break. If weather is clear you can see nearest Mountain of Kathmandu- Ganesh Himal from top of Restaurant.
After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath and tour for today is finished. It normally takes 5-6 hours tour to visit all these 4 monuments within Kathmandu city. Afternoon free for packing for trek and getting ready.
Estimated Time: 6 hours
estimated height gain: ~5410ft
Early morning after Breakfast or sometime you need to take pack breakfast because of early flight to Phaplu. There are daily flights. It is about 35min scenic flight. We will check into lodge and free for a while. For Better Acclimatization it is good idea to stay overnight at Phaplu. We will hike to Salleri Market if we are on Saturday or just visit Salleri Monastery and explore surrounding Areas of Phaplu.
Estimated Time: 4-5 hours
estimated height gain: ~656ft
Local people named this Village- Chyangmiteng. This is much quit village just 4-5 hours easy trek from Phaplu. We ascend small village of GariKhasa and Trek through Forests and many different trees until Ratnange Danda (Hill). This hill offer really panoramic mountain views if weather is clear and we are lucky. You can see Mera village at down town from this hill. Trail slightly descends to Mera village where you can visit Ogen Choling Monastery (Newly build Monastery and Inaugurated by One of holiest Buddhist Lama- Penor Rinpoche on December 2007).
Trail ascends quite hardly till Kemche Danda (3700m) via Alpine forests and redhodendron trees. It is about 4-5 hours trek. Once you arrival at Thaksindu Monastery, you will have Lunch and stay at Lodge. In day, visit Thaksindu Monastery.
You will trek via Sherpa Villages of Ringmu, Salung, and Phurtyang and finally reach at Junbesi. This route is quite popular since you are following Everest trek route now. In afternoon visit Junbesi Monastery.
Today we will trek to Thuten Choling Monastery (3 hrs), visit one of old monastery in Solukhumbu, popular for it is own style and Cultural, more than 200 nuns and monks are given Buddhist education by this Monastery. After we return to Junbesi, we will also visit Serlo Monastry located at Top of Junbesi village. It is short hike and nice small monastery.
The Trail is easy. It is about 4 hour’s easy trek to Phaplu Airport. Free day in afternoon.
After breakfast, fly to Kathmandu (this is scenic flight of 35 min). Drive to Hotel and easy day at Kathmandu city for rest day or shopping.
This is actually an extra night stay at Kathmandu in case flight delayed to Phaplu- Kathmandu due to bad mountain weather or any other problems. This extra night in Kathmandu will always safe from any delays or problems. If you have very limited time, you can still customize trek program.
Morning free for last Minute shopping or time as your own. Our driver and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.