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

About Everest View Trek from Lukla To Tengboche

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 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 Dudh Koshi river covered with rhododendron and oak forests. It is an easy Everest View Trek that lets you experience almost everything Khumbu region has to offer you. Even though you won't go to Everest Base Camp itself, the journey to Tengboche is not 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 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. 

 

Route to Gokyo Lakes

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. 
 

Difficulty

Everest View Trek is considered to be 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 on the 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 minimum 3 weeks before the trip.
 

Weather and Temperature

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 least appropriate season of all as the weather is unpredictable and the views often get obstructed in this season. 
 

Accommodation

During Everest View trek, you will be staying in teahouses run by local Sherpas.The provide you with the 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

Tea houses along the way provide you with the 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 extra price for that. During the trek, you can drink tap water using water purification pill.

Itinerary

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Our representatives will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport with a “Sublime Trails” signboard with your name. You will be taken in our private vehicle to the hotel where you will spend the night to keep your belongings and freshen up. You will be given a brief description of the activities that we will take place during the upcoming trek. If you aren’t tired and have time, you can go out and roam around the streets of Thamel, it offers you shops featuring various antique, handmade and unique things you can buy as souvenirs.

You will wake up early, have breakfast and will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes 35-minutes. You will take off to Lukla together with your partners (if any), guides and porters. Lukla may surprise you with its dramatic shift in weather. In case the weather gets really bad, the flight to/from Lukla will be postponed. We believe that safety is the first priority.You will land on Lukla, a beautiful city and hike towards Phakding. You will walk the downhill path towards the Dudh Koshi River. You will first pass through Chaurikharka and then Ghat. Walking for a few hours you will reach Phakding. You will stay overnight at a teahouse which offers basic but homely accommodation and meals.

Today you will walk towards Namche Bazaar. You will cross the Dudh Koshi river walk toward a valley. On the way, you will see the mountains such as Kusum-Kanguru, Thamserku as well. You may also get to see Mt. Everest and other mountains like Mt Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse. You will see forests walking through your path, you may see beautiful Rhododendrons if you’re traveling in summer. You will ascend towards Namche Bazaar after resting and having your lunch at Monjo. The area we will trek lies within Sagarmatha National Park, thus requires a permit. You will have to climb up the steep stairs to get to Namche.You can buy some stuff in Namche if you missed something or if you really like Tibetan artifacts and Yak cheese. You will have your dinner and stay at Namche.

The point of acclimatization is to give your body some time to adapt with relatively high altitude and low levels of Oxygen before going higher. You need to stay at Namche for a whole day, hiking only short distances and returning, resting and preparing for the next day. For your short hikes, you can go to the Everest View Hotel where you may capture beautiful sunrise/sunset over the mountains. You may also roam around to observe the culture and way of life of people living there.

After breakfast, you will head towards Tengboche Monastery on Tengboche Village. You can see Pine and Rhododendron forests. You will have your lunch and cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi river. You can see a really beautiful view of Mt. Amadablam and Thamserku. You may also catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest. The trail will offer you downhill descend as well as steep uphill climbing.

Tengboche Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery and hosts prayers, ceremonies and festivals. You can enjoy its majestic view in the beautiful sun and explore it. You will have dinner and spend the night at a teahouse in Tengboche.

Today you will return back to Namche following the same route as before.ENjoy the view of the mountains from a different perspective while returning back. You can take a rest and explore the Namche village. 

You will return to Lukla the same route we came, watching the same beautiful scenes and forests. You will reach Phakding and you will head towards Lukla. You will spend a night there. You can visit the places around Lukla if you aren’t tired because we didn’t do that when we first arrived at Lukla.

Today you will return back to Kathmandu. You will drop your luggage at the hotel you stayed on your first day and freshen up. You can either rest and chill on bars, spas and shop for souvenirs or you can visit different places. We will organize a farewell dinner for you in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with a cultural dance performed by local dancers. You will spend the night at your hotel.

Our representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. It was a pleasure serving you at SUBLIME TRAILS. We hope you had a great time during this trek and hope that the relationship developed between us will extend to further visits We would like to wish you all the best & a safe journey home.

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What's included

  • Meals: 
    8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 days 
    Tea house accommodation along the way for 6 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
    Domestic Flight to Lukla and back
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
    All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries
    Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Availabilities

Start DateEnd DateDurationStatusPrice 
19 Jul, 202027 Jul, 20209 DaysAvailableUS$850
26 Jul, 202003 Aug, 20209 DaysAvailableUS$850

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Good to know

Can I charge my electronic devices? 

Yes, Most of the tea houses provide you with the electricity facility during trekking. However, you need to pay an extra price for that. In peak seasons, you can also expect some queue while charging the devices.
 

What is the weight limit for my backpack during the trek?

It depends upon how much you can carry. Normally a porter can carry up to 15 kgs. You need to carry extra weight by yourself if you have any. So, it is necessary to optimize weight.
 

Do I have a risk of Altitude Sickness?

You have to reach to the elevation up to approximately 3900 m. So, there is a slight risk of altitude sickness. However, the acclimatization break in Namche helps you prevent it. You should also carry Diamox or equivalent medicine with you.

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FAQs

Yes, Most of the tea houses provide you with the electricity facility during trekking. However, you need to pay an extra price for that. In peak seasons, you can also expect some queue while charging the devices.
 

Yes, Most of the tea houses provide you with the electricity facility during trekking. However, you need to pay an extra price for that. In peak seasons, you can also expect some queue while charging the devices.
 

It depends upon how much you can carry. Normally a porter can carry up to 15 kgs. You need to carry extra weight by yourself if you have any. So, it is necessary to optimize weight.
 

You have to reach to the elevation up to approximately 3900 m. So, there is a slight risk of altitude sickness. However, the acclimatization break in Namche helps you prevent it. You should also carry Diamox or equivalent medicine with you.

Customer Reviews

  • Great views of Mt. Everest and amazing trek

    - Betty Torres, United States

    If you ware looking to have a fun time with your friends and family while trekking in Nepal then look no further than Sublime trails. Nepal is comparatively safer than many other places I have travelled but still, you have to bo careful on your part. If you end up with a less experienced or rude people to plan your holidays, it will be all ruined. That's why I did all my research and talked to ram several times asking him questions about lot of things. But, he was polite and answered all of them. I decided to travel with them after contacting few of other companies who were either too expensive or not enough caring. When I remmeber my trip to Nepal, I can't help but wonder if it would be the same if I had travelled alone or just chosen things carelessly.

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    - Laura Volden, Canada

    We went on a day tour with a guide from Sublime and it was a great day! The guide had a way to make each point interesting and relatable. I actually retained information from this tour instead of just having old buildings pointed out. Highly recommended!