Everest View Trek from Lukla To Tengboche

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 9 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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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 trekking, 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.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu AirportAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 2:Flight to Lukla and trek to PhakdingAltitude: 2610 m
  • Day 3:Trek to Namche BazarAltitude: 3440 m
  • Day 4:Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 5:Namche to TengbocheAltitude: 3860 m
  • Day 6:Tengboche to NamcheAltitude: 3440 m
  • Day 7:Namche to Lukla
  • Day 8:Lukla to KathmanduAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 9:Departure

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

What's not Included

  • 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

Departure Dates & Price

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Start DateStart: MondayMar 27, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayApr 04, 2023PricePriceUS$1020StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: FridayMar 31, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayApr 08, 2023PricePriceUS$1020StatusStatusAvailable


Detail Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu Airport

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel

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.

Day 2:Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

  • Max Altitude2610 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

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.

Day 3:Trek to Namche Bazar

  • Max Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

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.

Day 4:Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

    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.

    Day 5:Namche to Tengboche

    • Max Altitude3860 m
    • AccommodationTea House
    • MealsBLD

    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.

    Day 6:Tengboche to Namche

    • Max Altitude3440 m
    • AccommodationTea House
    • MealsBLD

    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. 

    Day 7:Namche to Lukla

      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.

      Day 8:Lukla to Kathmandu

      • Max Altitude1345 m
      • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
      • MealsBreakfast

      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.

      Day 9:Departure

        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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        Additional Information

        Diversity of flora and Fauna

        Sagarmatha National Park, home to Everest, is also home to countless species of birds, mammals, and a few endangered species. More than 118 birds and mammals reside here, including the national bird of Nepal, the Pheasant. Several coloured pheasants make the conservation area a most preserved place.

        Endangered species like Snow Leopard and Red Panda also live in the corners of the conservation area. The standard animals most trekkers witness along the route are Himalayan Tahr, Musk Deer, and Wild Rat.

        Mentioned medicinal and herbal plants are most present in this conservation area. Pine, Oak, and Juniper are the trees you'll witness till Tengboche.

        Safety and security

        Everest View Trek route from Lukla to Tengboche is safe, sound, and sublime. Trekkers won't have any issue trekking on the well-maintained trail till Tengboche.

        The trail from Lukla takes you to Phakding via a well-maintained trail. You'll hike the next day to Namche on a decent route by crossing several suspension bridges. The course is almost flat from Namche to Tengboche except for the final gradual climb to Tengboche.

        Overall, you'll feel utmost safe and free from altitude sickness. You'll get an excellent window to view Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other mountains without much stress from hiking for two weeks. This is the beauty of Everest View Trek for those who can't walk on strenuous trails.

        Packing list for Everest View Trek

        Everest View Trek is a short and easy trek to the Everest region. In this trek, you'll see significant mountains in the Everest region from a distance. However, it would help if you carried some decent trekking gear to reach Tengboche.

        • Trekking pants, trekking jackets, inner sleeves, thermal wears.

        • Socks, trousers, thermocoat, down jacket, woollen hat, face mask.

        • Trekking pole, trekking boots.

        • Binoculars for best viewing, camera, and mobile devices.

        • Water bottles, water purifying tablets

        Baggage and weight limit for porter and airlines

        The most weight you can give the porter to carry is 15kg. Any baggage weight more than this requires you to hire another guide. But, you can share a backpack with two trekkers, and the combined weight on sharing can go up to 30kg.

        Also, airlines only allow 15kg for passengers. Any weight more than this must go through the airline's payment policy.

        Since Everest View Trek from Lukla to Tengboche is short, you don't need to carry a heavy backpack and more gear. You can consult our tour manager to know about essential trek gear to carry on this trip.

        Guide and porter safety

        To make your trip successful, we employ the best trekking guides with decade-long experience in high-altitude trekking. We ensure their safety and utmost health care with emergency helicopter evacuation services. Also, to prioritise their health, we purchase insurance for them. They get the best accommodation and meals just like we provide to the clients joining the trip.

        Elevation in Everest View Trek

        On this trip, you'll start hiking from Lukla to Tengboche. Lukla sits at 2,860 metres, Phakding at 2,610 metres, Monjo at 2,835 metres, Namche at 3,440 metres, Hotel Everest View at 3,880 metres, and Tengboche at 3,867 metres.

        Flight delays and transportation

        Flight delays to Lukla frequently happen due to sudden weather changes and high air traffic. But, in Spring and Autumn, the weather and temperature remain stable most of the time; hence, flight cancellations are rare.

        You'll get a two-way flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Kathmandu. Also, you'll get complimentary hotel pickup and drop service from us on arrival and departure. We value your comfort while in Nepal, and to make it the best, we arrange the best transportation services.

        Local culture and respect to Ethnicity

        Sublime Trails is committed to sustainable trekking that focuses on maintaining the harmony between trekkers and the environment, people, and economic factors. As a local agency, we encourage you to join our efforts to make harmony throughout Everest View Trek from Lukla to Tengboche.

        Respect the local cultures, lifestyles, traditions, flora, fauna, and much more. Making a trip wonderful also defines how beautiful the Everest region is.

        Tipping for trek crews

        We recommend you tip the trek guide and porter at the end of this trip. They work their best to take you to beautiful places throughout the route with fantastic guidance. Trekkers often offer happy meals and 10% of trip cost as a tip to trek crews in Lukla.


        • 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.

        • Everest View Trek from Lukla to Tengboche becomes best in Spring and Autumn months. Spring is the new and vibrant time of the year; the Everest region becomes fresh, green, and lively.

          Also, Autumn is the best time in the year for this trek. You'll enjoy the autumn colours of the pine and oak forest throughout the trail. Since you'll hike till Tengboche, you'll witness the aesthetes of the Everest Trekking Route to some extent. 

        • Everest View Trek is an ideal trip for those who want to view Everest from a distance and also wish to experience high-altitude trekking.

          The major highlights of Everest View Trek include Kathmandu to Lukla flight, trek to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, hike to Hotel Everest View for ultimate glimpses of Everest, hike to Tengboche and witnessing the largest, Tengboche Monastery.

        • Yes. Hot water shower service will be available on the tea houses we'll accommodate in Everest View Trek from Lukla to Tengboche. However, the hot shower cost is not included in the package. So, you must pay these extra service costs on your own.

        • Yes. Helicopter service in the Everest region is available at most places. You'll get helicopter service from Tengboche if you want to go Everest sightseeing by helicopter. However, the cost of the aircraft will be your own.

        Clients Reviews

        5.0based on 4 reviews
        • BIll Samon
          BIll SamonJune 02, 2022

          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.

        • Chank
          ChankJune 01, 2022

          Hotel Everest View, Breakfast, Trek to Namche, and my inspiring Everest View Trek

          We had a family trip to Namche Bazar and to Everest View Hotel. Even though we didn't trek
          to Everest, we went to 3,880 meters to see every mountain in the Everest region.

          The flight to Lukla was thrilling. Trek to Monjo, Namche was the best. A day at Namche and
          climbing to the hotel was the best experience. My son enjoyed the trip very much.
          Sublime Trails and Mr. Ram was amazing. They were fantastic in service and also were true
          professionals. Loved everything. Loved every bit of the trek.

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