Everest View Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Namche, Khumbu Region
  • Trip Style: Active/Adventure
  • Age Group: 10 Or More
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant booking
  • Max. Altitude: 3870m
  • Best Season: March - may and Sep- Dec
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Our Everest View trekking itinerary involves trekking from Lukla to Tengboche. This stretches the itinerary from 5 days to 7 days for good. Tengboche sits at an altitude of 3,860 m and provides the best view of Mt. Everest and surrounding massifs.

Apart from the obvious benefit of a more intimate view of Mt. Everest, trekking to Tengboche has myriad other merits. Most trekking agencies conclude the Everest View Trek at Namche. While this does make for a fun experience, you’ll never escape the heavily commercialized areas of the region. By trekking to Tengboche, you’ll get the opportunity to truly understand the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa communities and explore the Khumbu region in its raw, natural form.

The trip begins with a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu (or Ramechhap) to Lukla. The humming town of Lukla is welcoming as you land with a bird’s eye view of the majestic peaks in memory. For the day, you will endure a pleasant trek along the gushing Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding.

The first morning at Phakding introduces you to how the local Sherpas wake up every day to a horizon embellished with mountain peaks. There’s more to discover, and you will set out for an enjoyable trek to Namche Bazaar. Always bustling with an electric air of adventure, Namche Bazaar serves as your abode for the day and the day after.

Fully acclimatized to the region, Day 5 involves trekking to Tengboche with its remarkable Tengboche Monastery and panoramic Everest view. If the spectacular scenery doesn’t fill your heart enough, the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people certainly will.

In the latter phase of the Everest View Trek itinerary, you’ll descend further past Namche and spend the night at Monjo just for the change of scenery. You’ll then trek to Lukla, spend your last night in the Everest region, and board an equally memorable flight to Kathmandu the next day.

In this way, the Everest View Trek encompasses the complete essence of Everest region trekking - the amazing views, rugged trekking trails, and interaction with locals - without the burdensome trekking challenge of longer itineraries.

Trip Highlights

  • 35-minute thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Epic and unobstructed view of Mt. Everest from Tengboche.
  • The historic and renowned Tengboche Monastery.
  • Escape the usual commercial areas and experience the candid Khumbu region from Tengboche.
  • Traverse through Sagarmatha National Park with dramatic mountains, glaciers, and deep valleys.
  • Chance to spot exotic animals like Musk deer, Himalayan Giant Thar, and Snow Leopard
  • Panoramic view of Everest and surrounding peaks from Hotel Everest View.
  • Explore the lively towns of Namche, Lukla, Monjo, and more.
  • Deeper immersion into the rich culture and lifestyle of Sherpa communities.
  • Breathtaking views of mountains like Tawache, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and Thamserku.
  • The mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas.

Everest View Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1:Flight to Lukla and trek to PhakdingAltitude: 2610m
  • Day 2:Trek to Namche BazaarAltitude: 3440m
  • Day 3:Acclimatization at Namche BazaarAltitude: 3440m
  • Day 4:Namche to TengbocheAltitude: 3867m
  • Day 5:Tengboche to MonjoAltitude: 2835m
  • Day 6:Monjo to LuklaAltitude: 2860m
  • Day 7:Lukla to KathmanduAltitude: 1400m

Day 1:Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

  • Max Altitude2610m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsLunch and Dinner

We will pick you up from your hotel and shuttle you to the Tribhuvan International Airport after an early breakfast. The memorable flight to Lukla with panoramic mountain views takes approximately 35 minutes. During peak trekking seasons, all flights to Lukla are operated from the Ramechhap airport.

Your journey to Phakding begins with a downhill hike toward the Dudh Koshi River. You will first pass through Chaurikharka and then Ghat, where you will stop for lunch. You’ll trek for around four hours along suspension bridges, prayer stones, local settlements, and farms to reach Phakding.

Day 2:Trek to Namche Bazaar

  • Max Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You’ll get your first views of Everest today. The 6 to 7 hours of trekking commences after breakfast at your Phakding teahouse. The trail proceeds through the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, prayer flags, and suspension bridges, the most notable being the Hillary Bridge.

We’ll stop for lunch at Monjo and resume trekking to reach Namche Bazaar, the “gateway to Everest”.

Day 3:Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

  • Max Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Day 3 of the Everest View Trek is marked as a leisure day for acclimatization, but it is anything but that. There are countless exciting things to do in Namche Bazaar.

First of all, you’ll wake up to a magnificent view of the mountains from your teahouse. The acclimatization hike to Hotel Everest View is the day’s primary highlight.

You may also roam around, visit the Sherpa museum, and observe the culture and local people’s way of life.

Day 4:Namche to Tengboche

  • Max Altitude3867m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After breakfast, you will head towards Tengboche Monastery in Tengboche Village. You will have your lunch and cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River with views of Mt. Amadablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, Khangtega, and glimpses of Mt. Everest.

You’ll pass through the Phunki Thanga village and ascend through a rhododendron forest to reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a flat valley surrounded by beautiful peaks and houses the renowned Tengboche Monastery, the highest monastery that is permanently inhabited. The monastery is also one of the oldest of its kind and the largest monastery in the Khumbu region.

Day 5:Tengboche to Monjo

  • Max Altitude2835m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Today you will return back to Monjo following the same route as before. Monjo is further at a lower altitude than Namche. Reaching there today reduces the trekking for the next day and also provides a change of scenery.

The trail traces downhill through rhododendron bushes and fir trees towards the Dudh Koshi River. You'll pass through the Sherpa villages of Tashinga, Sanasa, and Kyangjuma. From Namche, the trail goes through lush vegetation with undulating terrain.

Day 6:Monjo to Lukla

  • Max Altitude2860m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

The return from Monjo to Lukla includes passing through numerous Sherpa villages along the Dudh Koshi River banks. With the sight of Mount Everest fresh in your memory, the remarkable mountain views will certainly make you stop for more photographs.

You will drop off your luggage at the hotel in Lukla, bid farewell to the porters who've made all this possible for you, and spend the rest of the afternoon and evening leisurely. Although neglected during the initial ascent, the buzzing town of Lukla has plenty of attractions to visit and cuisines to try out.

Day 7:Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1400m
  • MealsBreakfast

After breakfast, you will hop on a brief flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu. This provides another opportunity for a panoramic view of the Himalayas and summarizes the memorable Everest View Trek.

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Trip Map

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Cost Details

Included

  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Tea house accommodation along the way for 6 nights
  • All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Domestic Flight to Lukla and back
  • 1 guide, 1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 25 kg)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee and TIMS Card Fee
  • Miscellaneous items like a down jacket, sleeping bag, ponchos, etc. (should be returned to the company after the trip.)
  • Necessary paperwork with the Government of Nepal and the Tax department
  • All necessary insurance for guides and porters
  • First Aid service in case of minor injuries
  • Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters

Excluded

  • 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 bring personal travel insurance.)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime Trails crew

Dates, Prices & Booking

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Start DateStart: SaturdayJun 29, 2024End DateEnd: FridayJul 05, 2024PricePriceUS$1020StatusStatusGuaranteed

Trip Essential Information

Can anyone do the Everest View Trek?

The 7-day Everest View Trek is fairly easy in the Khumbu region. Anyone with a decent level of physical fitness can do the Everest View Trek.

You’ll trek no more than 7 hours in a single day. The ascent is relatively easier when compared to the entire trail of the classic EBC Trek.

Furthermore, the highest-altitude stop on this trek is Tengboche, situated at an altitude of 3,867m. While this is certainly no walk in the park, the acclimatization day at Namche eliminates any risk of altitude sickness.

What Should You Pack for the Everest View Trek?

Although a relatively short trek, it sure requires careful packing. You can now buy just about anything you need for the trek in Kathmandu when you first arrive. Clothing, gear, equipment, snacks, accessories - you name it.

These are the most essential items for your Everest View Trek packing list:

  • Trekking pants, trekking jackets, inner sleeves, thermal wear.
  • Socks, trousers, thermals, down jacket, woolen hat, face mask.
  • Trekking pole, trekking boots.
  • Binoculars for best viewing, camera, and mobile devices.
  • Water bottles, water purifying tablets

Documents Needed for the Trek

  • Passport (needed at the entry gate for registration)
  • Copies of Visa
  • Copy of Travel Insurance
  • National Park Entry Permit and TIMS Card (Managed and funded by Sublime Trails)

Read our ultimate packing list guide for trekking in the Everest region.

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.

  • You will get a porter who can carry 12 to 15 kgs of baggage per trekker. If you have additional luggage, you can always hire an additional porter. You will carry the most essential items (water, snacks, camera, etc.) needed during the trek yourself.

  • Considering the altitude profile of the Everest View Trek itinerary, there is a slight risk of altitude sickness. However, the acclimatization break in Namche prepares you for the elevation. We recommend carrying Diamox or equivalent treatment options just in case.

  • Spring and autumn serve the best conditions and experience for the Everest View Trek. Spring is the new and vibrant time of the year - the Everest region becomes fresh, green, and lively. On the other hand, you'll enjoy the vibrant autumn colors of pine and oak forests throughout the trail.

  • Yes, hot water shower service will be available at the tea houses in Everest View Trek from Lukla to Tengboche. However, the hot shower cost is not included in the package. You will have to pay an additional fee to the tea houses for these amenities.

  • Yes, helicopter service in the Everest region is available in most places. You'll get helicopter service from Tengboche if you wish for a helicopter trip to Everest. This will modify your itinerary, and the cost may differ from our listed booking price.

Everest View Trek Reviews

5.0based on 8 reviews
  • Louisana
    LouisanaSeptember 23, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    16 days trip to Everest Base Camp

    Mr Ram from Sublime Trails was very communicative and friendly from the start to the end of this adventure; we went to Everest Base Camp. We arrived in early September this year in Nepal. Mr Ram was at the airport to welcome us and also dropped us at the hotel.

    The flight to Lukla and hike to Namche Bazaar and Hotel Everest View was a fantastic hiking experience. My trek guide, Mr Shiva, was a very cheerful person. He was constantly asking us about how we were doing throughout the hike. He also did a fantastic job setting the base camp tent. Other trek crews and our chef for the base camp were also very wonderful and supportive.

    The feeling of sleeping close to Everest is indescribable. It was cold, but sleeping bags were good enough to warm us. Everything was excellent, and Sublime Trails well managed the logistics.

    I recommend anyone joining this trip to at least communicate with Sublime Trails and Mr Ram to check the availability of this trip. These guys are the absolute best for tour in Nepal

  • BIll Samon
    BIll SamonJune 02, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    Everest View Trek with my two teen sons. Enjoyed the trip to the fullest.

    My two sons wanted to visit Nepal as they had one guy from Nepal in the classroom. He told them that Nepal has the highest mountain in the world. So, in Spring, we went to Nepal and decided to go on a helicopter tour. But, it was off the charts for me to afford a trip to all three. So we decided to go Namche, see Everest and other mountains and make a safe return.
    There was one group from sublime trails who were going for Everest view trek. We three went with that group. I loved every place. Also, returning trekkers were not hesitant to chat with us. We saw Everest from the Hotel Everest View. It was a good experience. Thumbs up to the best service. My sons enjoyed this trip very much.

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