Everest View Trek is a mini trek that provides an opportunity to hike in Everest region of Nepal. It is one of the popular treks in Everest, for those not willing to walk all the way to Everest base camp yet who dreams to have closer view of Mt. Everest and other Khumbu mountains as well as explore the cultural insights on the lives of the legendary Sherpa people. This exceptional 8 days trek features a wide range of remarkable scenery combined with unique cultural encounters with the local inhabitants of high altitude region.
After a short yet adventurous flight from Kathmandu to the beautiful village of Lukla (2800m), the journey heads directly towards Sagarmatha National Park, which is the second most popular trekking area in Nepal. The trek endures through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park with, rhododendron forests, pine forests and plenty of wildlife, to Namche bazaar, a lively market that is a junction for trekkers and the biggest Sherpa residence in Everest region where a day rest is essential in order to get acclimatized to higher altitudes.
Following the trek trails leads you to several Sherpa Villages like, Khunde village, Phortse village, Khumjung village and many other small villages which rewards you with spectacular views of snow-capped mountains that rise above the clouds. From each village you can not only see these incredible mountains but also get an opportunity to experience Sherpa culture, visit monasteries and learn the way of living style of the Himalayan people. Ultimately, the trek trail leads you to famous Tengboche Monastery.
Tengboche Monastery, situated at the altitude of 3867m is one of the biggest monasteries in Khumbu area. Surrounded by rhododendron forest all around, the monastery is located on a ridge top with impressive views of Everest Landscape. The view from this stop is absolutely delightful view of different mountains like the Mighty Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum, Kangaru, Malaphula , Tawoche along with many others. Residence of about 40 Tibetan Buddhist Monks, Tengbche Monastery is also the spiritual centre for Sherpas. Moreover, this monastery is also reputed by photographers as one of the best places to capture the remarkable beauty of Mt Everest and its neighboring peaks. So, be prepared to have your camera permanently in hand to record this astonishing experience.
The closing days of this experience will be spent in the delightful and lovely villages of Khunde (3500m) and Khumjung, where you will have the chance to further interact with the legendary Sherpa people and take part in their astounding conventional way of life. After that, you will return back to Lukla and ultimately to Kathmandu, appreciating the last views of the spectacular mountains and the people.
All in all, Everest view trek is not only for its nearness to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, great variety of cultures and tradition, charming villages, colourful festivals and monasteries. This trek will definitely provide you a good insight into Sherpa culture without much struggle of high altitude trekking.