Nepal at home off the beaten track

Trip description

Do you dream of discovering eastern Nepal, the cradle of the Sherpa population and Buddhist culture? To marvel at the Thupten Chöling Monastery? To discover typical mountain villages in the Himalayas accessible only on foot and to immerse yourself in the local population by staying with a Nepalese Sherpa family? Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas? This complete tour will undoubtedly meet all your expectations and desires.

Don't wait to discover it.

12 days

From : €999*

Nepal Authentic Treks & Expéditions

Why do I choose this trip?

- Staying with a local to encourage encounters and 100% local immersion.

- Climb the Pikey Pike to over 4,000 m and enjoy a unique view of Everest and 8 peaks over 8,000 m high

- Get as close as possible to the Buddhist culture, and let yourself be transported by the charm and beauty of Thupten Chöling Monastery and its monks.

- Exchange and discover the famous Sherpa people and immerse yourself in local life with accommodation in local homes.

- This trek/hiking is of a dynamic level and takes place in mid-mountain and is accessible to all good walkers. This trek/hiking is 8 consecutive days of walking with a maximum altitude of Pikey peak (4,070 m). Positive difference in height of + 920 m and negative difference in height of - 1100 m. Approximately 4 to 7 walks per day on adapted paths and off the beaten track.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

Day 2: Departure for Pattale (2,840 m)

Day 3: Pattale (2 840 m) - Sisakhola ( 2 100 m)

Day 4: Sisakhola (2 100 m) - Dimil (2 900 m)

Day 5: Dimil (2 900 m) - Pike base camp (3 650 m)

Day 6: Base Camp (3,640 m) - Pikey peak (4,070 m) - Lamjura ( 3,500 m )

Day 7: Lamjura (3 530 m) - Junbesi (2 700 m) - Thupten Chöling Gompa (2 950 m)

Day 8: Thupten Chöling Gompa (2 920 m)

Day 9: Thupten Chöling Gompa (2 920 m) - Khoriya (2 350 m)

Day 10: Khoriya (2 350 m) - Chulemu (2 200 m)

Day 11: Chulemu (2,200 m) - Kathmandu

Day 12: Departure

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

DURBAR SQUARE ©Skouatroulio -

Arrival in Kathmandu, according to your flight schedule. Welcome by your local guide at the airport exit with a sign and transfer to your hotel. Briefing and presentation of the course of your stay. In case of arrival in the morning, rest day or possibility to visit the tourist district of Thamel, for those who wish, your hotel is located in the heart of the tourist city.

Night in hotel

Day 2 : Departure for Pattale (2,840 m)

La Vallée de Kathmandou. ©Hugo Canabi - Iconotec

Transfer to the bus station then local jeep to Pattale. Drive through rice fields and other crops. Enjoy the local life along the road and along the Sunkoshi River, beautiful scenery. Short stop for lunch, then continue to Pattale.

Overnight at a local's house

Day 3 : Pattale (2 840 m) - Sisakhola ( 2 100 m)

Monastère bouddhiste de Bodnath au pied de l'Himalaya. ©Thierry Lauzun - Iconotec

Rise at dawn and set off for the Phokte lookout at 3,200 m to admire the sunrise over the Himalayan massifs. A perfect place to have a nice selfie and some souvenir photos then back to the lodge for a good breakfast then departure by a descent for your first day of trek to Kerung, SHERPA village, visit of the monastery and lunch stop then you will continue your walk passing by Chimding village TAMANG then Sisa Khola.

Overnight at a local's house

Day 4 : Sisakhola (2 100 m) - Dimil (2 900 m)

Tarakot - Village magar. ©Hugo Canabi - Iconotec

Second day of walking. You will start your day with an easy walk to Solnasa village, the MAGAR ethnic group, then gradually ascend to the Lumsa village, the SHERPA ethnic group village, stop for lunch and then continue walking to the small traditional village of Dimil.

Overnight at a local's house

Day 5 : Dimil (2 900 m) - Pike base camp (3 650 m)

Randonnée dans la chaine de l'Annapurna. ©Popartic

Ascent to the Pike peak base camp through a forest of rhododendrons and firs.

Overnight in a modest lodge

Day 6 : Base Camp (3,640 m) - Pikey peak (4,070 m) - Lamjura ( 3,500 m )

Route vers l'Everest, parc national de Sagarmatha, vallée de Kumbu. ©Zzvet -

With a beautiful day ahead of you, your goal for the day will be to reach the 4,000 m of Pike Peak. A gradual ascent for about 1h30 to the summit, a major pilgrimage site in summer for the local population, famous for its natural incense (sunpati). You will enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan range, in front of you stand the Annapurna, Manaslu, Everest (8,848 m), Lhoste (8,501 m), Makalu (8,483 m), Nupste (7,864 m), Ama Dablam (6,856 m) and Thamserku (6,608 m). Take advantage of a few photos to engrave this memorable memory, before starting a long descent towards the village of Jasmane Banjyang where we stop for lunch and then continue the walk to Lamjura.

Overnight in a modest lodge

Day 7 : Lamjura (3 530 m) - Junbesi (2 700 m) - Thupten Chöling Gompa (2 950 m)

Moine sur le point d'actionner le moulin à prière ©Author's Image

On this day, we take up the historical feeling of Everest. We start with a short climb up to the Lamjura pass 3530m then a long descent to the charming Sherpa village of Junbesi where we stop for lunch and then an easy climb up to the impressive Thupten Chöling Gompa monastery where we will stay for 2 nights. This place is very well known for its famous founding master Trulshik Rinpoche who was reincarnated 32 times and is today home to more than 300 "red cap" monks (Nyingma current, teaching of the oldest traditions of Tibetan Buddhism).
We visit the main monastery and attend a service. Depending on availability overnight stay at the monastery itself or in a guest house of the monastery.

Overnight in monastery

Day 8 : Thupten Chöling Gompa (2 920 m)

Stupa et roues à prières sur le circuit de treck d'Annapurna. ©Blazej Lyjak -

This day is devoted to visiting the monastery's surroundings. It is possible to go to the village of Phungmuche, which houses another large monastery, to the traditional Sherpa village of Pankarma or to climb up to Shengeephuk. For those who wish, it is possible to stay at the monastery all day long and attend activities of the monks' daily life.

Overnight in monastery

Day 9 : Thupten Chöling Gompa (2 920 m) - Khoriya (2 350 m)

Les porteurs devancent les trekkeurs ©Hugo Canabi - Iconotec

Today we leave for the village of Khoriya where we spend the night with a Sherpa family. Easy descent to Beni following the river to reach Phaplu and then the village of Salleri, capital of Solukhumbu. Continuation of the walk towards Nayabazar and Dorphu bazaar then a long descent to the Solukhola river to cross the suspension bridge before going up gradually to the village of Khoriya mainly inhabited by the Sherpa ethnic group, arrival at the family's home and installation.

Night at the inhabitant's home

Day 10 : Khoriya (2 350 m) - Chulemu (2 200 m)

Panorama sur les montagnes de l'Annapurna. ©soft_light -

After breakfast, in the morning visit the monastery and the primary school of Khoriya, (closed on Saturdays and public holidays). In the afternoon departure to Chulemu village.

Overnight at a local's house

Day 11 : Chulemu (2,200 m) - Kathmandu

Tisseuses de laine, Bhaktapur. ©hadynyah

Early wake up, departure from Chulemu by jeep to Kathmandu. Descent towards Okhaldhunga by a serpentine road which dominates the valley then the road goes along the Sunkoshi river for a hundred kilometres with a superb view all along the way. Lunch break on the way then continuation to Kathmandu. Installation.

Overnight in hotel

Day 12 : Departure

Depending on the schedule, return flight to France. Your guide will take you to Kathmandu Trivuwan International Airport for your departure. We hope that you will leave with unforgettable memories and have made your stay enjoyable. We wish you a safe return flight!

Describe us your travel plan : your wishes and your needs

We send your request to local agencies

Receive freely up to 4 tailor-made quotes

Choose the agency that fits your needs