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.


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.

Day by Day Itinerary

Trip Info & Details

  • 3 nights at Aloft Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • 3 nights MLN Everest Region as per program on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • 4 nights at Local Lodge with en-suite bathroom, per program on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • MLN room amenities (Attached Bathroom, Hot Shower, Unlimited boiled & filtered drinking water, Bathroom slippers, Hair dryer on request)
  • Flight: Ramechhap – Lukla – Ramechhap (Regular Flight) with airport taxes
  • Helicopter: Dingboche-Everest-Lukla
  • 1 English Speaking Guide
  • 1 Porter (1 porter between 2 clients with a luggage allowance of 13kg per person)
  • 1 Assistant Guide for above 4 members
  • Trek Staffs insurance & daily wages
  • National Park & Pasang Lhamu permit
  • All airport transfers
  • Personal Equipment & Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Visa fee
  • Emergency Evacuation if required
  • Other Personal Expenses
  • Tips for Staffs

Spring: Mid of 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.

Autumn / Winter: Mid of September- First week of December. October can be busy, but at this time of year, the weather is normally very stable. Expect crisp sunny days and cold evenings.


  • Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for traveling
  • Warm socks for colder areas

Leg wear

  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking
  • Waterproof trousers


  • Selection of T-shirts, and long-sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for Higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)


  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Warm gloves
  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters

Other items

  • Day sack to be carried personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear

Inside your main bag

  • One liter water bottle
  • Torch, ideally head torch
  • Camera and film! – for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya

Optional items

  • Binoculars
  • Books (see Recommended Reading)
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set


  • Duffel Bag
  • Day Bag Pack
  • Walking Stick
  • Poncho (rain jacket)
  • Thermal Bottle
  • Sun Hat/ Cap
  • Khada/ Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Buff
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Lodges on This Journey

night lodge exterior

Phakding Lodge

2601m (8,533ft)

mountain lodge

Namche Lodge

3440m (11,286ft)

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