The Sherpa is one of the indigenous tribes of Nepal. Based mostly on the eastern Himalaya section, they own lifestyle and culture only endemic to the Everest region. Most popularly used for a climbing guide, Sherpa is a social identity but misnomer. They migrated from Tibet to Nepal in 14th century.

In the Tibetan language, Shar Pa means “people who live in the east,” and over time this descriptive term has come to identify the Sherpa community. They account for a meager population of est. 155,000 – 200,000 of Nepal, however, being one of the most recognized clans, they have established themselves as an important part of the society. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (One of the first to climb the Everest), Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (First Nepalese female climber) and Apa Sherpa (Most Everest ascents) are the most renowned Sherpas in the world.

The Sherpa’s trail explores the greater civilization of the Everest (Khumbu) region, along with a short trek to Annapurna.

The trek begins with a short trek to Annapurna, one of the most beautiful and popular trekking trails in Nepal. You will embark on a brief journey towards the Annapurna Base Camp trail. It will allow you to trek up to Ghandruk village and return to Pokhara. After completing the first leg, you return back to Kathmandu and embark on your trek to the Everest. The Everest Base Camp trek follows a usual route. Here, you’ll get to witness the lifestyle, culture, cuisines and traditions of the greater Sherpa people first-hand.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Poses difficulty as the terrain, temperature and altitude may differ along the trail. Max. altitude may reach over 5000 m and the hike requires over 6 hours a day.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu and Pokhara!

Day 01 Drive to Pokhara 6-7 hours
Day 02 Trek to Tankchok via Birethanti 5-6 hours
Day 03 Trek to Ghandruk 4 hours
Day 04 Trek to Tanchok & Drive to Pokhara 5-6 hours
Day 05 Drive to Kathmandu 6-7 hours
Day 06 Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding 5-6 hours
Day 07 Trek to Namche Bazaar 5-6 hours
Day 08 Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 09 Trek to Tengboche 3,860 m (12,664 ft) 5-6 hours
Day 10 Trek to Monjo 5-6 hours
Day 11 Trek to Lukla 4-5
Day 12 Fly to Kathmandu
Keep a spare day or two to ensure you catch your flight to and from Lukla. The flights to Lukla are known to have often postponed or delayed because of the sudden changing weather conditions. In such a case, you may have to spend an extra night or two in Kathmandu. (The extra day spent in Kathmandu is to be borne by the Client)

  • Dinner in one of the finest restaurant in Kathmandu after the trek.
  • 1 Night at ★★★★★ hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 2 Nights at ★★★★★ hotel in Pokhara.
  • Entire land commute during the trip.
  • Domestic flight and airport transfers.
  • Standard Tea-house/ Lodge during the trek.
  • (B,L,D) Meals during the trek.
  • 1 Certified Guide (Licensed & First Aid Trained)/1 Porter (For two)
  • TIMS Card/ National Park entry fee/Other Permits
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • 1 Duffle Bag and Company T-shirt
  • Trekking Map and Group medical kit box (Diamox and First Aid Medicine)
  • Fresh fruits on availability
  • Trip Completion Certificate
  • Arrangement of Rescue/Medical Helicopter service; covered by your Insurance agency.
  • Mineral water and refreshments during the trek
  • Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping/Electric charges/Hot shower and other personal expenses during the trek


Everest trek proved to be a challenge for me. I never had trekked to such great height before, however, the proper acclimatization and sound health helped me reach the base camp at no time.

Thanks to the team of Caravan Outdoors, specially to Hom Rana, for making the trip successful. The tea-houses were clean and standard, likewise the hotel in Kathmandu. Fabulous trip and well organized overall. ~Rob Ellington (NSW, Australia)

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Additional information

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu
    At your arrival in Kathmandu, a member of our team will greet and receive you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will brief on your arrival about the trip. The rest of the day is yours. The evening we be spent enjoying complimentary local dinner one of the finest local diner with cultural program
  2. Kathmandu Sightseeing
    Kathmandu is the main cultural hub of Nepal and the historical city. The sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with the best tourist guide of the town will offer you a chance to visit Pashupatinath- the largest Hindu Temple of Nepal. After the exploration of Pashupatinath you will walk along the busy streets of Kathmandu to Boudhanath. A large domed shaped Buddhist stupa, Boudhanath holds huge religious significance among the Tibetan Buddhists of Nepal. After a heavy lunch, the tour will advance to the Patan Durbar Square. The exemplary wooden and stone craftsmanship at the site makes a place the prominent attraction for tourists and shows the historical side of the Malla kingdom and Newari lifestyle. The tour will end with a serene trip to Swayambhunath, the most important landmark of Buddhism in Nepal.
  3. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    After the early morning breakfast, you will drove from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist coach bus. The 6-7 hours ride will be provided with mineral water and enough loo breaks. The noon at the lakeside city of Pokhara will invite you with a great ambiance. You can take a short walk around the city and enjoy your lunch. Pokhara is the most popular getaway in Nepal, therefore, you may find many like-minded tourists strolling around the city.
  4. Drive to Start Point & Trek to Tanchok via Birethanti
    Tanchok and Birethanti are the Gurung villages located 17 km northwest of Pokhara. A short drive from Pokhara will take you to the start point. Here, you start trekking. The first stop will be made at Birethanti, and after a lunch, you’ll embark towards another village, Tanchok.
  5. Trek to Ghandruk
    From Tanchok, you’ll head up for the Ghandruk. One of the most popular villages in the entire region, Ghandruk is a highlight of the first leg of the trek. The ethnic Gurung settlements make the experience of the entire trip overwhelming.
  6. Trek to Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara
    From Ghandruk, you’ll descend towards the Nayapul. Most trekkers start their journey from here. From Nayapul, you;; catch a ride to the Pokhara and spend the rest of the day at the vibrant lakeside city.
  7. Drive to Kathmandu
    You’ll drive back to Kathmandu and prepare for your trek to the Everest.
  8. Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding
    Lukla is the gateway to Everest Base Camp. After a scenic half an houyr flight to Lukla Airport, the journey will begin. The first day of the trek will be more like a warm up. It will take you to Phakding village, just above Lukla. You can spend the rest of the day enjoying the local sceneries.
  9. Trek to Namche Bazaar
    The trek will ascend up to the Dudh Koshi Valley. After a few hours of hike, you will arrive at entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo. The next and the final stop will be at Namche Bazaar. Namche is the highlight of the trek. The village bustling with people and lodges feels more like a city.
  10. Rest Day/Exploration
    Higher the altitude, thinner the air! You need to gain altitude slowly and steadily so that we get enough time to acclimatize en route. Today, you hike to Syangboche village, just above Namche and return back to Namche to spend the rest of the day.
  11. Trek to Tengboche
    You will hike up to Tengboche village. First one hour of the trek is straight through the hillside followed by a descent. It is known for its monastery. Tengboche monastery is the highest among many monasteries in Nepal. Mt. Ama Dablam will be seen closer from Tengboche. And if you arrive here during autumn, you might get to witness the grand festival of Mani Rimdu.
  12. Trek to Monjo
    Monjo is another Sherpa village at Khumbu region. Our plan to trek to Monjo would take around 3-4 hours. The rest of the day can be spent local sightseeing.
  13. Trek to Lukla
    Lukla will be the final stop of your trek. A final leg of the trip, you might overcome with mixed feelings. It’s a day to throw a small party. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. You will spend the night at Lukla and fly out early morning.
  14. Fly back to Kathmandu
    You can take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. One of our representative will transfer you to your hotel. Later the evening, we will treat you with a complimentary dinner, a set of exquisite Nepalese cuisines.
  15. Depart from Kathmandu
    You will be transferred to the Airport to catch your flight back home.
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Trip Length 12 days
Trek Length 10 days
Activities Trekking, Sightseeing
Max. Altitude 3,860 meters (12,664 ft)
Trek Style Tea-house (Lodges)
Meal Full board on trek
★★★★★ Hotel ( Kathmandu and Pokhara)
Standard BB Lodges on Trail
Transportation Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
Best Month February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November
Group Size 2-15 Persons
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