Everest View Trek - From Lukla to Tengboche Short Trek
Everest View Trek is ideal for those with time or budget constraints preventing the possibility of visiting Everest Base Camp, but don't want to miss out on the experience of trekking into the beautiful Khumbu region. During the Everest View Trek (also known as the Everest Panorama Trek), you will be rewarded with exceptionally beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Thamserku, Mt. Amadablam, and more. Apart from that, you will get the opportunity to experienc/e Sherpa culture (i.e. their lifestyle and tradition) more closely. These 9 days of trekking take you into Sagarmatha National Park. This park gives you an amazing opportunity to explore rare alpine wildlife in their natural habitat.
You will get mesmerizing bird’s eye views of lively forests, waterfalls, and rivers, as well as soaring peaks above you. Starting from Lukla, the trekking trail follows the bank of the Dudh Koshi river covered with rhododendron and oak forests. It is an easy Everest View Trek that lets you experience almost everything the Khumbu region has to offer you. Even though you won't go to Everest Base Camp itself, the journey to Tengboche is no less thrilling and adventurous. Everest View Trek provides you with a splendid view of majestic mountains at every step. The sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas is a mesmerizing view to behold. Tengboche Monastery is one of the major highlights of the journey, where you can learn about the history of Buddhism in the Sherpa community and enjoy picturesque views of the surroundings. During the Everest View trekking journey, our professional guides will provide you with all the information you need to know. Our team will make sure you will get the best experience possible.
Everest View Trek Trip Highlights
- 35-minute thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
- Breathtaking views of mountains like Tawache, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and Thamserku.
- Explore the unique and vibrant Sherpa tradition, culture and lifestyle
- Trek inside the Sagarmatha National Park, habitat of exotic animals like Musk deer, Himalayan giant Thar and Snow Leopard
- Mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas
- Visit Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Everest region
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu, the city of temples showcasing a blend of different cultures and traditions and home to various world heritage sites
Everest View Trek Route
The trekking starts from Lukla where you reach via plane fight. You will walk along the almost flat terrain to reach Phakding and spend the night. You will then ascend toward Namche the other day and spend one more day there to acclimatize. The next day, you will go to Tengboche and spend the day there. You will then return back to Namche, Lukla, and Kathmandu following the same route as before.
Everest View Trek Difficulty
Everest View Trek is considered to be a moderate plus. You need a somewhat high level of physical fitness during the trek. You will have to walk some steep hills during the trek. However, you will only have to spend 2/3 days at an altitude of over 3000 meters. So, the risk of altitude sickness is quite low. You will walk for 6 days with an average of 5/6 hours a day. You are recommended to be involved in cardio exercises, swimming, jogging, cycling for a minimum of 3 weeks before the trip.
Weather and Temperature of Everest View Trek
The weather in the Everest region varies with seasons. Among all the seasons, spring and autumn are the best for trekking. The weather is generally nice and calm during these seasons. The views of the mountains and landscapes will also be great. The morning and evenings become a bit chilly but the temperature is bearable.
Unlike Everest Base Camp Trek, you can do this trek, even in winter. In fact, the winter rewards you with amazing views of the snowy landscapes. The temperature up to Tengboche is bearable even in winter. Summer is the least appropriate season of all as the weather is unpredictable and the views often get obstructed in this season.
Accommodation During the Everest View Trek
During the Everest View trek, you will be staying in teahouses run by local Sherpas. They provide you with basic food and minimalistic accommodation services. These teahouses may lack in luxury but the hospitality of the people is always heartwarming and welcoming. These are nice opportunities to learn about their traditions and lifestyles.
Food and Water During the Everest View Trek
Tea houses along the way provide you with basic modern and local food items. You will be provided with three meals per day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Foods such as rice, vegetables, noodles, pasta, Dal Bhat, etc are provided in the teahouses. There are some cafes and bakeries in Namche Bazaar where you can buy some bakery items and beverages. You will also get to try traditional local dishes during the trek. It is always best to carry some dry snacks and energy bars along with you.
The teahouses you will be staying in let you refill your water bottles. They also let you have hot water but you need to pay the extra price for that. During the trek, you can drink tap water using a water purification pill.