Everest Region

Sherpa Food Trek - 7 Days

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NPR 33,999

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

INCLUSIONS Both way Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla Local Guide Accommodation in twin sharing basis Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Permits ADD ONS Porter from Lukla: NPR 1,800 per day

INR 33,999

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

INCLUSIONS Both way Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla Local Guide Accommodation in twin sharing basis Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Permits ADD ONS Porter from Lukla: NPR 1,800 per day

USD 499

Flexible Cancellation Policy & Fair Prices

For Expats: USD 499 / For non-expats: USD 699 INCLUSIONS Both way Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla Local Guide Accommodation in twin sharing basis Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Permits ADD ONS Porter from Lukla: NPR 1,800 per day

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience Everest Region through its culinary heritage.
  • Stay at Khumbu villages that are seldom visited by outsiders: Rimijung, Khumjung, and Chaurikharka.
  • Know exactly how Rildook, Shyakpa, Riki Kur, Tsampa, and Somar tastes like.
  • Learn to cook Rildook at the beautiful Sherpa village of Khumjung.

QUICK FACTS

  • Difficulty Level
    Easy
  • Total Length
    45 km
  • Highest Altitude
    3,790 meters
  • Elevation Profile
    Not available
  • Start location
    Lukla (2,870m)
  • Finish location
    Lukla (2,870m)
  • Permits
    Sagarmatha NP Permit, Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit.
  • Best Season
    March To June. September To December.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

DESCRIPTION

Come explore the land of the Sherpas through their culinary heritage.

In this food trek, you will stay at villages that are quietly tucked away from the regular spots. You will also get to see what a real Sherpa village looked like before tourism swept the region and have some deep conversations with your hosts.

And while you do all of that, you not only get to enjoy locally produced organic Sherpa food, but also learn how to make a few dishes yourself.


ITINERARY

DAY 1: Kathmandu to Lukla to Rimijung (2,700 meters) - 4 hours. ~ Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,850 m) - 25 minutes. ~ Enjoy Riki Kuur (Potato Pancake) at Himalayan Lodge, Lukla. ~ Walk for around 3 hours through villages, forests, and some long-ass bridges to reach Rimijung for lunch. ~ Enjoy traditional Sherpa dinner (Syakpa) ~ Overnight at Rimijung Accommodation: Rimijung Sherpa Home, Rimijung

DAY 2: Rimijung (2,700 meters) to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) - 5 hours ~ Explore the Rimijung Monastery and the village. ~ Trek for 2 hours to reach Monjo for Lunch. ~ Get your Sagarmatha National Park permits at Jorsalle. ~ Walk uphill for around two to three hours to reach Namche Bazaar. ~ Stroll around Namche and enjoy the sunset from the National Park View Point. ~ Enjoy famous Sherpa food “Rildook” for dinner at Namche Accommodation: Hotel Sherwi Khangba, Namche

DAY 3: Namche (3,440 meters) to Khumjung (3,780 meters) - 2 hours ~ After breakfast at Namche (Tibetan Bread with topping), hike to Khumjung . (2 hours) ~ After your lunch at Khumjung, there will be a guided tour to Khunde View Point(2.5 hours) ~ Overnight at Khumjung Accommodation: Hidden Village Lodge, Khumjung

DAY 4: Khumjung (3,780 meters) ~ Enjoy the traditional Sherpa breakfast (Tsampa Porridge with Sherpa Tea) at Khumjung. ~ Walkthrough the village to learn about the lifestyle of local Sherpas ~ Learn to make Rildook ~ Overnight at Khumjung Accommodation: Hidden Village Lodge, Khumjung

DAY 5: Khumjung (3,780 meters) to Rimijung (2,700 meters) - 5 hours ~ After your breakfast at Khumjung (Rikii Kuur with Somar), stroll around the village. ~ Walk for 1 hour to reach Namche for lunch at the famous Sherpa Barista Cafe. ~ Trek from Namche to Rimijung for a stay. ~ Enjoy Te Momo with veg curry for dinner at Rimijung Sherpa Home Accommodation: Rimijung Sherpa Home, Rimijung

DAY 6: Rimijung (2,700 meters) to Chaurikharka (2,645 meters) - 3 hours ~ After breakfast (Tibetan Bread), trek back to Chaurikharka (2.5 hours) ~ Walk past Dudhkoshi river and enjoy the dense forest to reach Chaurikharka for lunch ~ After lunch, there will be a guided tour of the village ~ Dinner at Chaurikharka (Syakpa) Accommodation: Chaurikharka Lodge, Chaurikharka.

DAY 7: Chaurikharka (2,645 meters) to Lukla to Kathmandu - 1 hour ~ Early morning breakfast( Tsampa Porridge with Sherpa Tea), hike for 20-25 minutes to reach Lukla ~ Flight back to Kathmandu - 25 minutes.


Please note that we will be more than happy to assist you to tweak this tour to your liking. However, we will not entertain requests to shorten this trek as we like our trekkers to come back smiling rather than in a rescue helicopter. Some possible changes are: ~ Book a porter at 1,800 per day. ~ Room with attached bathroom where possible.

In case you have any questions, feel free to Call / WhatsApp / Email Ashish at +977-9841370673.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS Includes ~ Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla ~ Local Guide ~ Accommodation on twin sharing basis ~ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ~ Permits Learn more. ~ Porter (only for non-Nepalis and non-Indians)

Excludes ~ Tips for guides and porters (15% of wages is considered fair) ~ Battery Charging. (NPR 100-500 per hour from Deboche onwards) ~ Extra Hot Water. (NPR 100-300 per liter from Deboche onwards) ~ Hot Shower. (NPR 300-500) ~ Everest Link WiFi Cards. (NPR 600 for 600MB) ~ Drinks, Travel Insurance, and anything else not mentioned in Inclusions.


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FAQS

Traveling to the mountains poses some inherent risks. As such, the best strategy is to prepare for the worst and then hope for the best.

PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS

The first thing to keep in mind is to see if you have pre-existing conditions that could cause complications at high altitudes. Specifically, suppose you have sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or congenital heart problems. In that case, we highly recommend you consult with a qualified physician before planning a trip to the mountains. Read more.

ALTITUDE-ILLNESS

Given the low amount of oxygen at high altitudes, a sensible ascent is essential to give your body the time to acclimate to the thin air. Failure to do so can lead to your lungs or brain filling up with water leading to death in some cases. The key is not to climb more than 500 meters in one day once you pass the 2,500 meters mark. Read more.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

Given the extreme weather in the high mountains, proper gear and regimen must have a safe and comfortable tour. The three most important things that you have to prepare for are cold, snow, and radiation. As such, invest in the right sunglasses, sunscreen, boots, and clothing. Read more.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We highly recommend everyone get travel insurance covering high altitude evacuation before leaving on a trek to the high mountains. Global Rescue and World Nomads are both highly recommended. For Nepali travelers, please note that insurance that covers helicopter rescue is not available as of now. As such, please be careful while planning your tour and only work with companies that can provide timely evacuation service if needed.

RESCUE AND EMERGENCY

As health facilities are limited in the mountains, a helicopter's evacuation is usually the only option during an emergency. As such, the right insurance provider is essential. If you are not buying insurance for some reason, please ensure that there is someone in Kathmandu who can coordinate payments for a helicopter rescue. Here are some other contacts that might come in handy during an emergency. If you still have questions, please feel free to call / whatsapp us at +977-9803759639 or email Ashish at busybee@honeyguideapps.com

HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT?

To confirm your tour, you will have to make complete payment either through one of your integrated payment gateways or transfer the funds to the following bank accounts:

For Nepali citizens:
Account Name:: HoneyGuide Pvt. Ltd. Beneficiary Bank: Himalayan Bank, Patan Branch Account Number: 00606903770018
For Indian Citizens:
For USD transfers
Account Name: HoneyGuide Apps, Inc. Bank Name: Silicon Valley Bank Account Number: 3302225311 Swift Code: SVBKUS6S ABA Routing Number: 121140399

BOOKING A TOUR

Deposit Required for Reservation: 50 percent of total tour cost Deadline for Full Payment: 2 weeks before the tour begins

CHANGING A TOUR

Two weeks before tour date: No extra charge 1 to 2 weeks before tour date: 10% additional charge Two days to 1 week between tour date: 20% additional charge Within two days of tour date: Above 30% (variable)

CANCELLING A TOUR

Two weeks before tour date: No charge (transaction charges may apply) One to two weeks before tour date: 20% Cancellation Charge Two days to one week between tour date: 50% Cancellation Charge Within two days of tour date: No Refund.

DELAYS AND CHANGES DURING THE TOUR

In case of flight delays/cancellations due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, HoneyGuide will change the dates at no additional costs. However, any extra cost incurred, including but not limited to accommodation and food, will be the responsibility of the traveler.
In case of changes due to the trekker's health issues, HoneyGuide will make all the changes without any additional cost. However, any extra charge because of the changes will be the responsibility of the traveler.

While Nepal's mountains see six seasons, the best period to go to the mountains is from March-May and September-December. However, every season has its quirk, just like people. So keep reading to find your match.
For those going to Everest Region, do check out the Best time to go to Everest post.

January/February (Winter)

January/February is a good time for trekkers willing to brave the cold and snow for empty trails, fantastic mountain views, and wildlife sightings.

March/April (Spring)

This is a period that offers a little bit of everything: a little bit of mountain view, a little bit of warm weather, a little bit of flowers, a little bit of crowd, and a whole lot of fun.

May/June (Summer)

This is the best time for those into nature. The flowers are quite something this time of the year, and the bird activity is fantastic. The monsoon hasn't started, and as such, mornings are still clear with beautiful mountain views.

July/August (Monsoon)

Only for hardcore trekkers who are willing to put up with the elements for an authentic cultural experience and high altitude flowers. Also, flight disruptions are very likely, and chances of mountain views are close to zero.

September/October (Fall)

This period is everyone's darling, and the trails are as crowded as they can be. The mountain views are something to write home about, and the temperature is just perfect.

November/December (Pre-Winter)

Another popular period among trekkers and the driest two months in the calendar. Indeed it has gotten a bit nippy during the mornings and evenings, but it is still manageable. Count on a lot of sunshine and crystal clear mountain views.

The difficult thing with gear is to make sure you have enough without carrying too much. Whether you are walking or taking the helicopter, the most important thing is to layer up. As such inner thermals, shirts, fleece, a down jacket, and trousers are essential. A warm hat and a buff are beneficial. As for shoes, feel free to make your pick depending on the weather and altitude. Given the amount of UV up there, good sunscreen and sunglasses are also essential. Read more.

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    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes