Everest View Trek

Trip Overview

Everest View Trek as the name suggests is the trek to explore and experience the panorama of Everest Region which is an ultimate breath-stopping. This trek let you behold the enormous snow-capped mountains in the Everest Region. What this trek will pass through DudhKosi River is also known as Khumbu Valley. The panoramic vista of the Himalayas including Everest, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku will lure you. This trek is an exotic package to wander in the world’s most popular trekking destination and the lap of world’s highest mountain. This trek is an undeniable opportunity to explore the glory of Mount Everest.

Everest View Trek will begin shortly from Kathmandu after your arrival. While you stay in Kathmandu, you will visit UNESCO world heritage sites. You will also groom yourself for trekking preparation. Among the pre-defined destination, you will head toward Tengboche Gumba at an altitude of 3867m. Tengboche Gumba is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Soaring the mountainous region will reward you with snow-capped mountains, superabundant Rhododendron forest, and parched land. Encountering of Sherpa culture is enchantment of the trek. Their tradition and culture will be the excitement of this tour.

This short trek to Everest region will be a lifetime experience. You will box-pack hundreds of amazing memories to cherish throughout your life.

Best Season:

The best season to do the Everest View Trek is from September to November and from March to May. During these months, the weather is generally stable and dry, providing clear views of the mountains and landscapes. However, the trek can also be done in the winter months (December to February), but it can be challenging due to the snow and cold weather.

Rules/Regulations:

Foreign visitors must obtain a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card to enter the Everest region. These permits can be obtained through a registered trekking agency or the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu.

The cost of a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit is USD $30 per person, and the cost of a TIMS card is USD $10 per person. It’s essential to carry the necessary permits with you at all times during the trek, as they may be checked at various points along the trail.

The Everest View Trek is a relatively easy trek that offers stunning views of the world’s highest mountain peaks, including Mount Everest. However, it’s still important to have proper trekking equipment, including comfortable and durable trekking shoes, warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, and a backpack that can carry all your essentials.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1; Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: sightseeing and trek preparation in Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar

Day 5: Acclimatization day; Namche Bazar

Day 6: Namche Bazar to Khumjung

Day 7: Khumjung to Tengboche

Day 8: Tengboche to Kyangjuma

Day 9: Kyangjuma to Monjo

Day 10: Monjo to Lukla

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 12: Final Departure

 

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will take us to our hotel. After checking in, we may take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine with a brief cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Today after breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at Himalayan Glacier’s office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 3 – 4 hours trek
During the 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), we enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating on a hillside surrounded by high mountainous peaks. At Lukla, a gateway destination from where our trek begins, we meet our other crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla, we start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, we will be at a Cheplung village from where we have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900 ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we then gradually descend until we reach Phakding and spend the night.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 – 6 hours
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, we follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. We then cross Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A steep ascent brings us to the prime heartland of Sherpa village – Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, if the weather permits, we can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, and we can spend a day here acclimatizing. Namche Bazaar is the main centre of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Our guides can take us to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we trek to Khumjung village (12401 ft)-a beautiful village with a Sherpa settlement. In exploring Namche Bazar, we observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School, and enjoy flora and fauna found at such a high altitude. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3,810 m/12500 ft): 4 hours
Today’s journey starts with a climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel from where we can enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest. We continue trekking to Khumjung village which is surrounded by Kondge, Thamserku and the sacred Khumbila mountains. While here, we visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti!). Overnight in Khumjung.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Khumjung to Tengboche (3,870m/12694ft): 4 – 5 hours
We descend to Dudhkoshi River and pass through beautiful villages on the way. We walk on a forest trail which will take us to a riverbed. Next, we ascend for around two more hours through pine and fir forests to reach a small village of Tengboche. The village is also home to the famous Tengboche Gumba which is situated at 3,867 m and is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. We tour the Gumba and enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Everest. Overnight in Tengboche.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Tengboche to Kyangjuma (3,570m/11,710ft): 4 – 5 hours
From Tengboche, a steep descent of about 1500ft/500m will take us through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. We continue on our trail and pass Tashinga and Sansa villages before reaching Kyangjuma. While here, we get to appreciate spectacular views of Ama-dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. Overnight in Kyangjuma.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Kyangjuma to Monjo (2,840m/9,315ft): 4 – 5 hours
We have to reach Namche Bazaar first then continue to Monjo. The trail clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep an eye for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc. when passing through a forest trail. A steep descent takes us to a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We cross the river twice at separate locations before reaching Monjo.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Monjo to Lukla: 5- 6 hours
The trail descends steeply before it cuts up to the airstrip in Chauri Kharka. On the way we pass Phakding and Chopling villages. The climb from Chauri Kharka is the final climb of the trek. As the local staff you met in Lukla will not be accompanying you to Kathmandu, today is last day you celebrate your accomplishment together. Overnight in Lukla.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu
We take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Our trip leader will drop us off at our hotel and we have the rest of the day off. We can stroll around the streets in Thamel, a popular Tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. You may also visit popular tourist attractions nearby. Either way, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast Dinner

Day 12: Final departure
Our journey comes to an end today. A representative from Himalayan Glacier will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Cost Included

  • All the airport transfers.
  • Three nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the above itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • Your standard meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits and  TIMS permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag and down jackets if necessary (returnable after the trek).
  • All government taxes, Vat and service charge.

Cost not Include

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos, more info – Nepal Visa info page.
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory) and Entrance fees while you visit monuments in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu, Pokhara and traveling days between KTM-POK-KTM.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate, apple pie etc…
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Before You Go

If you are planning to trek to Everest View, here are some things you should consider before your trip:

  1. Physical fitness: Trekking to Everest View is a moderate activity, but it still requires a reasonable level of physical fitness. You should be able to walk for several hours each day, including uphill and downhill sections. It’s recommended to train for several weeks before the trek, including cardio exercises and hiking to increase your endurance.
  2. Altitude sickness: The trek to Everest View takes you to an altitude of around 3,880 meters (12,730 feet), which can affect anyone, regardless of their fitness level. It’s essential to acclimate yourself to the altitude by gradually increasing your elevation and taking breaks when necessary.
  3. Equipment: You’ll need to bring appropriate gear for the trek, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a good sleeping bag, and a backpack. You should also consider bringing a portable water filtration system to ensure you have access to safe drinking water.
  4. Permits and fees: You’ll need to obtain several permits and pay fees to enter the Sagarmatha National Park and to trek to Everest View.
  5. Local culture and customs: As you’ll be traveling through local communities, it’s important to be respectful of their culture and customs. Learn about the local traditions and dress appropriately.
  6. Safety: Trekking to Everest View involves some risks, including slippery trails and high altitude. Make sure to hire a licensed guide and take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety.
  7. Environmental impact: Finally, it’s important to minimize your impact on the environment while trekking. Avoid littering, use designated campsites, and carry out all trash with you.

FAQ:

  • What is the Everest View Trek?

The Everest View Trek is a short trekking route in Nepal that offers stunning views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks. The trek starts from Lukla, and takes you through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and beautiful mountain scenery.

  • How long is the Everest View Trek?

The Everest View Trek typically takes around 7-9 days to complete, depending on your itinerary and trekking pace.

  • What is the difficulty level of the Everest View Trek?

The Everest View Trek is considered a moderate-level trek, suitable for novice trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness and endurance. The trek involves some uphill climbs and steep descents, but does not require any technical climbing skills.

  • What is the best time to do the Everest View Trek?

The best time to do the Everest View Trek is during the spring and autumn months, from March to May and from September to November respectively. During these months, the weather is generally clear and dry, and the views of the Himalayas are spectacular.

  • What permits are required for the Everest View Trek?

To trek in the Everest region, you will need a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained through a trekking agency or at the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

  • What type of accommodation is available on the Everest View Trek?

There are several teahouses and lodges along the Everest View Trek route that offer basic but comfortable accommodation and meals. It is recommended to book your accommodation in advance during peak trekking season.

  • What should I pack for the Everest View Trek?

You should pack warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, sturdy trekking shoes, a backpack, a headlamp, a water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a first aid kit. It is also recommended to bring a map and a guidebook.

  • Do I need a guide for the Everest View Trek?

While it is possible to trek the Everest View route independently, it is recommended to hire a guide for safety and convenience. A guide can help you navigate the route, provide valuable insights about the local culture and lifestyle, and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

  • How much does the Everest View Trek cost?

The cost of the Everest View Trek varies depending on the duration of the trek, the type of accommodation, and the services of a guide or porter.

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