Everest Sherpa Trail

11 days Duration
5.545m Maximum Altitude
4-10 Group Size

Embrace remote Sherpa life on this classic trek to Everest, culminating with a helicopter tour that takes you right up to the face of Mother Goddess Sagamartha—Everest herself.


Starting at Lukla in the high Khumbu, your iconic Everest journey takes you first to Phakding, then to Namche, the town at the end of the world, with a side quest to historic Khumjung. Ascend to Debuche with an excursion to the untouched village of Phortse, then continue into Dingboche valley, home of Tengboche monastery. A short helicopter ride gets you to your destination: Everest Base Camp, where altitude prep will allow you to spend a little time. You then heli back to Lukla, returning to Kathmandu the same day.

Day by Day Itinerary

Trip Info


  • 3 nights Hotel Gokarna Forest Resort per program on Full Board
  • 3 nights at Mountain Lodges of Nepal, as per program on Full Board
  • 4 nights at local lodge with en-suite bathroom, per program, on Full Board
  • Flight: KTM-Lukla-KTM, including airport taxes
  • Helicopter: Dingboche- Everest-Lukla
  • NP Fees & TIMS Permit Fee
  • 1 English Speaking guide
  • 1 porter for every 2 member
  • Trek staff insurance & daily wages.
  • All airport transfers

March – May.

Come and visit when the rhododendrons and alpine flowers are in full bloom. Expect clear skies and sunshine in the mornings with some light cloud cover later in the day.


October can be busy, but at this time of year, the weather is normally very stable. Expect crisp sunny days and cold evenings.

It’s hard to choose the most powerful part of this ultimate bucket-list adventure, a classic trek to the lap of Everest: the week of hiking the high Himalayas, the rich taste of life among the Sherpa, the audience with the lama incarnate in the world’s remotest monastery, the extraordinary heli ride into Everest Base Camp amid an endless expanse of peaks, or simply staring into the face of Everest. You get it all on the Everest Sherpa Trail. And with our guides, you don’t even need to be trek-experienced to take this trip.

Lodges on This Journey

night lodge exterior

Phakding Lodge

2601m (8,533ft)

mountain lodge

Namche Lodge

3440m (11,286ft)

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