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Everest View Trek - 9 Days

Everest View Trek

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 9 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, Tengboche Monastery is also the spiritual center 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, colorful festivals and monasteries. This trek will definitely provide you a good insight into Sherpa culture without much struggle of high altitude trekking.

Day 1
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Our representatives will be waiting for you at the arrival section at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be greeted and be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and then trek to Phakding (2610m). 3-4 hours.

Early morning, we drive to the domestic airport to board on a scenic mountain flight to Lukla (40 minutes). The flight takes us over the splendid lush hills and snowcapped peaks. We arrive at the most dangerous airport in the world, Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. In Lukla, we will meet the rest of our staffs and start the incredible trek to Phakding. Just to acclimatize and adjust to the environment, we do a short walk today. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 3
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 6-7 hours

After having our breakfast in Phakding, the track leads to reach the famous mountain town of Namche Bazaar. Encounter numerous smaller villages like Jorsalle and Monjo. Monjo lies north of Phakding and is the entrance point of the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail goes through the national park following Dudh Koshi River to finally arrive in Namche. Namche Bazaar, because of its amazing location, is the marketable center of the Khumbu region. The peaks of Everest (8848m), Thamserku (6608m), Taboche (6367m), and the sacred Khumbila (5761m) can be seen from Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche.

Day 4
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar .

Today we ascend to Everest View Hotel for an amazing 360-degree view of the snowy peaks. It takes about 2 hours to reach the hotel and enjoy the view of the surroundings. Then we descend to Khumjung (3780m) village to encounter the imposing monastery and Khumjung Hillary School. We can observe the Skull of Yeti displayed inside Khumjung Monastery. This is one of the larger Sherpa villages in this region. We reach our lodge in Namche via Syangboche village. Overnight in Namche.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3860m). 5-6 hours.

An easy trail leads to us to the Dudh Koshi Valley towards the settlement of Phunke Tenga. From the settlement, following the trail upward leads to the village of Tengboche. Experience astonishing natural scenery composed of rivers, hills, and Himalayan peaks along the way. The village of Tengboche is famous for Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest and the most sacred monasteries in Khumbu region. The monastery also hosts stunning views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Mount Everest (8848m), Taboche (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), and other snowy peaks. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Monjo. 6-7 hours

From Tengboche, we go downhill through rhododendron bushes and fir trees towards the Dudh Koshi River. We cross Tashinga and Sanasa villages before reaching Kyangjuma. We first reach Namche Bazaar and then continue descending to Monjo. The trail goes through the lush forest, winding via several ups and downs. A sharp incline downhill leads us to a bridge over Dudh Koshi River, crossing which we exit Sagarmatha National Park. Then we walk on an even trail to reach Monjo. Overnight in Monjo.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Lukla. 4-5 hours.

The trail from Monjo to Lukla is adorned with many small monasteries and painted Mani walls. Passing through several small Sherpa settlements, we descend to Chauri Kharka via Phakding. The steep ascends from Chauri Kharka to Lukla is the last ascend of the trek. Upon reaching Lukla, we can rest for a while and later stroll around the village, listening to the stories of the locals. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 8
Day 08: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We take a flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu early in the morning. The 40 minutes flight serves us the aerial views of the high mountains and lush hills one more time before we land in Kathmandu. On arrival, we transfer you to the hotel. Refresh and relax. Later, stroll in the streets of Thamel. Overnight in hotel.

Day 9
Day 09: Transfer to international Airport for your next destination.

After a quick photo session, you will be dropped at the airport 3 hours prior to the flight time.

Trip Cost Include(s):

  • All your airport pick up & drop-off by private car / van.
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available guest houses during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking trekking guide during the trek.
  • Porter to carry your luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking staff.
  • All necessary trek permits, National Park permits and fees.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • First aid medical kits.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate.
  • All necessary land transport
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax.
  • Everest trekking route map.

Trip Cost Exclude(s):

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

We are advised to consider the following equipment as these are essentials while packing for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to the requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.  We can find variety of these gears to rent or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured and some are imported from china and they are much cheaper. And there are some famous branded gear shops in Kathmandu, Thamel.

Equipment List:

– Lightweight and comfortable hiking boots: fit them with hiking socks and wear them wherever possible before you go to trekking.
– Sleeping bag and liner
– Sandals/ Flip flop
– Hiking socks – at least 2 pairs of cotton socks and 2 pair of wool socks
– Lightweight long sleeve hiking shirts
– Windproof/Waterproof pants and jacket
– Plastic rain poncho
– Light weather protection and warmer weather
– Hat for sun and wind
– Windproof gloves
– Warmer clothes
– Long underwear
– Thermals (socks, t-shirts, sweater)
– Wool hat/beanie (for winter)
– Shorts
– Hiking trousers
– Down jacket

Accessories:

– Sunglasses with good UV protection
– Sunscreen
– Lightweight bag to carry your personal needs during the day
– Insect repellent
– Camera with extra battery
– Flashlight
– Backpack
– Aluminum water bottle
– Head lamp
– Trekking Poles

Q: I’ve never trekked before.  Can I do this trek?
Answer:
 Of course if you are reasonably fit, mentally prepared and can walk for 6-7-hours a day then no matter who you are and what your background is, a bit of training may be necessary, but even that is not 100% essential for most.

Q: How many miles do you walk each day?
Answer: 
It is about 20 miles from Lukla to Tengboche and it should take a minimum of 3 days excluding 1 acclimatizing day on Namche Bazar. In average you walk around 4-7 miles per day while going up and 8-12 miles while coming down.

Q: Is there battery charging facility?
Answer: The tea houses have charging ability via their solar panels but if it has been cloudy for several days, there may not be enough reserves to charge barberries for your camera, and thus it is better to have an extra battery. Teahouses usually charge for it – maybe a 300-500 rupees per hour. Many people want to charge their batteries so try to plug your stuff in as soon as you arrive.

Q: Can I do laundry on the trek?
Answer: Yes, you can. You can take this service with guest house. This will not be by machine, it will be by hand. Or, you can do your own laundry in a bucket.

Q: Is there bottled water on this trek?
Answer: Yes, there’s bottled water from Lukla all the way up to Tengboche. But, the price goes up the higher you go. One liter bottle of water cost start around 70 rupees and at Tengboche cost well over 200 (around $2). A budget solution to this is to use water treatment solution or use water purifier tablets. Some purification tabs and drops make the water taste weird. Please be aware of that too. Buying boiled water can be a solution to save money from expensive bottled water but make sure if water was fully boiled or not before you buy.

Q: Is there age limit for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Answer: 
There isn’t any official age limit saying you can and cannot trek to this route.

Q: How difficult is this Everest View Trek?
Answer: In terms of terrain there are no ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. The ground is not paved. It is rough, rocky and gravel strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails.

Q: Can children do Everest View Trek?
Answer: Yes in the general rule. It’s advisable that your child is reasonable and able to understand and follow instructions immediately. Your child should be mature enough to recognize altitude sickness symptoms.

Trip Reviews
5 stars
- based on 2 reviews
  1. We booked a combination Everest View Trek (Lukla to Namche Bazaar) and Chitwan National Park from Dec 20 to Jan 1. Before the trip, Shree, the CEO of Basecamp Adventures (BA), provided awesome customer service as I worked out the trip details with him. Shree was very professional in his reply, prompt in answering all my questions, and gave really good suggestions to make our trip better. Once we arrived into Kathmandu, BA arranged everything (airport pickup, hotel, guides, etc), so that my wife and I did not need to worry about any aspect of our trip. The only thing we had to decide for ourselves was where to eat during a few meals when we were on our own in Kathmandu. The accommodation was very reasonable and located in a very good part of Kathmandu perfect for shopping and sightseeing. We had a great trekking guide, Shiva, that took us from the Kathmandu hotel to Lukla, via a short flight. Shiva really took care of us each step of the way. Even though we went in the middle of winter, BA provided us sleeping bags and down coats that kept us warm during the cold nights up in the Himalayas. Additionally, BA also arranged for a porter to carry a lot of our gears so that it made our trip much more enjoyable. Even though I couldn't hike very fast, Shiva was very patient and professional as he waited for us patiently. Unfortunately, Shiva had a family emergency. But BA and Shree made sure my wife and I were taken cared of. Without wasting time, they found a local guide, An Tsering from Khumjung. Without any problems, my wife had a great time enjoying the food, sights, and sounds as we trek around the Namche Bazaar area. To fill out the rest of our trip, we went to Chitwan National Park. The accommodation was very good. The cultural show, elephant ride, canoe ride, and safari was well done. To cap it off we were up close to baby elephants in the breeding center. I'm already recommending my friends to go with BA if they were ever going to Nepal and trek in the Himalayas. The pricing was very reasonable and we were satisfied with all areas of service provided by BA. Shree and his coworkers are main reason my wife and I enjoyed this trip so much. We look forward to going back to Nepal in the near future!
  2. We found Base Camp Adventure Trekking because my brother did a trekking with Jwala some years ago. He was very pleased with the guide and the company, so we decided to book a trekking here as well. Unfortunately Jwala got sick a few days before our arrival in Kathmandu so he was unable to guide us to Everest Base Camp. Nonetheless (CEO) Shree took care of everything. A new guide was arranged and we had an outstanding experience with our wonderful guide Prakash. Prakash is a very pleasant, English speaking, funny guide. He treated us like his family. During our trek everything was perfectly arranged, but not only during the trek. Before and after the Trek Shree was always there to answer questions about anything we needed to know. Pick ups were complimentary and well arranged. We would recommend Base Camp Adventure Trekking with 10/10!

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