One World Trekking’s new Khumbu Explorer Trek in Nepal invites avid hikers to explore a path less traveled through this famous and culturally rich ‘Land of the Sherpa’.
Trekking guides Manasseh Franklin and Andy Crisconi traveled to Nepal to research a new 10-day cultural trek, exploring the lesser known and spectacular high route between the villages of Tengboche and Khumjung, visiting the traditional Sherpa hamlets of Upper Pengboche, Phortse and Thame and admiring the ancient monasteries of Thame and Upper Pengboche.
Along the way you will wander through fairytale rhododendron forest and may spot wildlife such as the Himalayan tahr, barking deer, musk deer and the bearded mountain goat which, seeming to be an elk with a lion’s mane, may belong in Harry Potter’s Forbidden Forest! Climbing from the village of Pengboche, this less-traveled Everest trekking route allows us to stay up high while connecting a series of ridges between Upper Pengboche, Phortse and Khumjung in Nepal’s Green Valley.
From peaceful vantage points we can gaze down on the famous Tengboche Monastery along the Dudh Kosi River and upward into the awesome outstretched arms of Ama Dablam, Mother’s Charm; Nepal’s most beautiful peak which dominates the landscape of this most stunning and gravity defying land.
One World Trekking arranges this as a fully-supported, easily paced lodge trek that allows the Nepal traveler to soak up the beauty of the Home of Mount Everest. Our Khumbu Explorer Trek is a quieter, lower altitude alternative to the traditional Everest Base Camp route and one that is sure to satisfy the cultural explorer and mountain enthusiast alike.
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