Everest View Trek- 5 Days

Everest View Trek- 5 Days
  • Duration5 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate Trek
  • Maximum Altitude 3440m
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Size 1+
  • Accommodation Teahouse or Lodge
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Best Season March to May and September to December

The Everest View Trek is a concise yet rewarding journey that offers breathtaking vistas of Mount Everest (8848m) and the surrounding Himalayan peaks in the Everest region. This trek presents an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the distinct Sherpa culture while traversing the stunning landscapes of Sagarmatha National Park.

The trek commences with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where you embark on a captivating journey through the Everest National Park, ultimately arriving at Namche Bazaar – the largest Sherpa settlement in the Everest region. As you traverse this remarkable route, you'll pass through verdant pine forests adorned with vibrant Rhododendron flowers, providing a habitat for diverse wildlife.

A significant portion of the Everest View Trek unfolds within the enchanting Namche Bazaar, where you'll be treated to awe-inspiring panoramic views of iconic peaks such as Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Nuptse (7879m), Mount Lhotse (8501m), Mount Ama Dablam (6856m), and Mount Thamserku (6608m).

This expedition also offers a remarkable chance to immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture, witnessing their unique way of life and visiting ancient Buddhist monasteries. The Everest View Trek is an ideal choice for capturing the splendor of the natural world and embarking on a short yet fulfilling holiday trek in Nepal.

Catering to those with limited time, this expedition provides a concise yet captivating experience of hiking in the Khumbu Himalayas of the Everest region. The trek is especially popular for individuals seeking a relaxed and brief getaway in the Everest region, allowing them to witness the magnificence of Mount Everest and engage with Sherpa culture without ascending to higher altitudes.

Everest View Panorama Trek begins with a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Over the following two days, you will embark on a trek through the stunning Dudh Kosi Canyon, ultimately arriving at Namche Bazaar – renowned as the Sherpa capital. The subsequent morning presents a remarkable hike to the Everest View Hotel, where you'll be treated to the awe-inspiring sight of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. The second day of hiking leads you to the picturesque villages of Khunde and Khumjung, nestled amidst majestic mountains and inhabited by traditional Sherpa communities. As the trek concludes, you'll journey back to Lukla from Namche, preparing for your return flight to Kathmandu the next morning. This trek is an unforgettable experience that will surely ignite your longing for further adventures in Nepal.

The Everest View Panorama Trek not only promises awe-inspiring natural landscapes but also introduces you to the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people and a glimpse into their rich cultural heritage. In a mere five days, you'll have the privilege of immersing yourself in the unique flora and fauna of the Everest region. Should you wish to expand your journey, there's also the option of exploring the Gokyo Valley or reaching Mount Everest Base Camp via a helicopter journey from Syangboche Airport, all within this brief timeframe.

 

What makes the Everest View Trek stand out?

The Everest View Trek boasts a range of unique features that set it apart from other trekking experiences. Its remarkable highlights have contributed to its surging popularity among hikers worldwide. One distinctive aspect is that the trekking route coincides with the path taken by those returning from Everest Base Camp. This allows you to engage with fellow travelers, sharing stories and experiences during meal times, fostering a sense of camaraderie.

What sets this trek apart is its condensed timeline. While many trekkers spend extensive weeks on the trail, the Everest View Trek is designed to be completed in just a few days. This means that even individuals without prior trekking experience can immerse themselves in the company of seasoned mountaineers, interact with hospitable Sherpa villagers, and bask in the grandeur of some of the world's most formidable peaks—Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more.

 

Everest View Trek Difficulty

As for the Everest View Trek's difficulty, it's essential to underscore that prior trekking experience is not obligatory. Most individuals in reasonably good health can successfully complete this itinerary without significant challenges. However, it's important to acknowledge that the trek ascends to an approximate maximum altitude of 3,700 meters, where symptoms of altitude sickness may manifest. Consequently, optimal physical health and fitness are prerequisites before embarking on the Everest View Trek. Engaging in activities such as walking, running, and other cardiovascular exercises serves as effective preparation for venturing into the high-altitude Khumbu region. With an assigned expert guide from Alpine Ramble Treks, your journey will be safeguarded. They will attentively oversee your progress, monitor your well-being, and guide you through Nepal's breathtaking alpine landscapes, ensuring a secure and rewarding experience.

 

Best Time of Year for the Everest View Trek

The optimal period for embarking on the Everest View Trek aligns with that of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Nepal's weather patterns are notably changeable, and the most favorable trekking seasons are typically determined by the onset of the summer monsoon. To circumvent the wettest conditions, numerous trekkers opt for the spring season, spanning from February to March. This period is characterized by vibrant wildflowers in bloom and pleasant temperatures. Another appealing choice is the autumn season, spanning from September to November, which boasts clear mountain views and crisp days. While winter treks are feasible, with the allure of experiencing the Khumbu's grandeur in solitude, the cold temperatures and snow-covered trails pose challenges. Despite the monsoons rendering trekking intricate during summer, Alpine Ramble Treks remains dedicated to crafting tailored adventures throughout the year.

It's noteworthy that occasional disruptions can arise due to weather conditions affecting domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla. This occurrence is not confined to a specific time of year, and you can rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will proactively collaborate with you to devise feasible alternatives that mitigate any interruptions to your travel plans.


Foods on Everest View Trek

Embarking on a journey to the world's highest peak is undeniably a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Throughout our Everest View Trek, we have the wonderful opportunity to indulge in a culinary exploration that encompasses both local and Western fare. The culinary offerings at the local tea houses, which are thoughtfully curated and prepared by the indigenous community, offer a range of options that cater to various tastes.

Nestled within the tranquil ambiance of the tea houses, the menu presents a diverse array of choices. Among the local delicacies, one can savor Tibetan Breads, known as Gurung bread in the Annapurna region, alongside Chapati with Cheese, a traditional dry wheat bread. Nutrient-rich selections include Oatmeal, French toast with delightful spreads such as jam, honey, and peanut butter, as well as cornflakes and Hashed brown variations. The culinary offerings extend to Scrambled and boiled eggs, pancakes, and nourishing porridge with milk. For those seeking a wholesome start to the day, Muesli and an assortment of vegetable items are readily available. The tea houses warmly provide an array of hot beverages, encompassing a range of flavors. From black and milk coffees to a diverse collection of teas, including black, mint, ginger, Masala, Green, lemon honey, and more, the options are designed to cater to various preferences. Additionally, the comforting warmth of hot chocolates and revitalizing juices like hot mango, orange, and pineapple juices further enhance the dining experience.

Accommodation on Everest View Trek

When it comes to accommodations, the tea houses offer a serene haven for rest and rejuvenation. The rooms typically feature 2-3 single beds, thoughtfully adorned with cozy blankets and pillows. Ensuring a comfortable repose, the mattresses provide a restful sleep experience. In select accommodations, attached bathrooms contribute to the convenience, though availability may vary. It's noteworthy that solo female travelers are offered the privilege of a single private room without incurring any extra costs, a gesture aimed at ensuring a secure and comfortable stay. At Alpine Ramble Treks, meticulous attention is paid to securing the finest available tea houses that offer not only exceptional views of the majestic mountains but also an inviting ambiance that complements the extraordinary landscapes that surround us.

Highlights
  • Close-up views of Mt. Everest and other majestic peaks
  • Exprore Sherpa Village Khumjung
  • Namche Bazar Gate way to Everest
  • Visit to Everest View Hotel for panoramic mountain vistas
  • Immersion in Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • Exploration of Buddhist monasteries and sacred sites
  • Diverse landscapes, from lush forests to alpine meadows
  • Opportunity to encounter wildlife and birdlife
Itinerary
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, offering aerial views of the Himalayas.
  • Trekking through lush forests, crossing suspension bridges, and following the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Passing through small villages and enjoying the peaceful surroundings of the lower Khumbu region.
  • Arrival in Phakding, a beautiful village located on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Max. Altitude:2,860m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes around 35 minutes. Trekking from Lukla to Phakding takes approximately 3-4 hours.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Crossing suspension bridges and ascending through forests with glimpses of Everest and other peaks.
  • Arrival at Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa town in the Everest region.
  • Exploring the vibrant local market, shops, and cafes, and enjoying the lively atmosphere.
  • Panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and the surrounding mountains.
  • Max. Altitude:3,440m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6-7 hours.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Visit to Khumjung, a traditional Sherpa village, and the Khumjung monastery which houses the scalp of a Yeti.
  • Explore the local culture, interact with the friendly Sherpa people, and learn about their way of life.
  • Trek to the Everest View Hotel, enjoying stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and other peaks.
  • Return to Namche Bazaar for overnight stay.
  • Max. Altitude:3,880m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Descending through forests, crossing suspension bridges, and passing by beautiful Sherpa villages.
  • Reaching Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region, and celebrating the completion of the trek.
  • Reflection on the memorable journey and enjoying the evening in Lukla.
  • Max. Altitude:2,860m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Scenic flight back to Kathmandu, bidding farewell to the mountains and the Everest region.
  • Arrived in Kathmandu, concluding the trek and having time to relax and reflect on the adventure.=
  • Max. Altitude:1,300m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Notes: The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is redirected to Ramechhap due to traffic congestion and a high influx of tourists during the high season. The high tourist season in Nepal is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). In the season of tourism, there are many international and domestic flights operating in different sectors which is more than capacities of the small Tribhuban international airport. Due to this reason, there is the problem with air traffic and delays in Lukla flights too. Lukla flights are only in the morning time and it does not fly during day time due to heavy wind and foggy weather on the way to Lukla. If the flights are from Ramechaap, there is no issue of air traffic and flight duration is also less than from Kathmandu. Flight to Ramechhap will add 5 hours approx. to your journey. It seems like an added inconvenience but let’s see the brighter side

 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an imperative prerequisite to ensure your safety during the Everest View Trek. Participation in any trek or tour programs within the mountainous terrain mandates the possession of comprehensive travel insurance. This crucial safeguard can be conveniently procured online. It is vital that your chosen travel insurance encompasses essential aspects such as emergency helicopter rescue, medical assessments, coverage for lost baggage, and other unforeseen incidents that may arise during your journey.

 

Essential Packing Lists For  Everest View Trek

Regarding the packing list for the Everest View Trek, it's important to note that this trek is characterized as one of the simpler and more accessible hikes in Nepal's Khumbu region. As a result, advanced trekking gear is not a necessity, and standard clothing suffices for the journey. The following items constitute the recommended trekking equipment:
  • Thermal attire for both the upper and lower body.
  • A down jacket.
  • A conventional waterproof shell jacket.
  • Fleece or wool trousers.
  • Several pairs of hiking pants.
  • Warm gloves.
  • Cozy hiking socks.
  • Sturdy trekking shoes with spare laces.
  • Lightweight cotton trousers and t-shirts suitable for hiking.
  • Sun hat and scarf.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A regular sleeping bag.
  • A daypack with a capacity of over 35 liters.
  • Reusable water bottles, with a capacity of 2 liters each.
  • A compact wash towel.
  • Toiletries, including wet wipes, a quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, a nail clipper, a small mirror, toothpaste, and a toothbrush.
  • A fundamental personal first aid kit, among other essentials.

By adhering to this thoughtfully curated packing list, trekkers can embark on the Everest View Trek with confidence, knowing that they are well-equipped for an enriching and comfortable journey through the stunning landscapes of the Khumbu region.

 
Cost Details
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off services from both domestic and international airports.
  • Accommodation in teahouses during the trek.
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) throughout the trek.
  • Round-trip domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • An English-speaking trekking guide who is provided with food, accommodation, insurance, and transportation.
  • All necessary trekking permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park entry fee, TIMS card, and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee.
  • Use of a sleeping bag and duffel bag (if you don't have your own), to be returned after the trip.
  • Daily servings of seasonal fresh fruits after dinner.
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide, including an oximeter to monitor oxygen levels and pulse in high altitudes.
  • All applicable government and local taxes.
Excludes
  • International flight tickets and the Nepalese visa fee.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Extra baggage charges.
  • porter if needed (US$100 per porter carry up to 20KG)
  • Additional nights of accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses such as WiFi, phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water, shower, and tea/coffee.
  • Any other costs not mentioned in the "Cost Includes" section.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers.
Departure Dates
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Start DateStartsJun 28, 2024End DateEndsJul 02, 2024PriceUS$695StatusAvailable
FAQs
  • The mighty Everest can be first spotted from the Hillary Bridge on the way to Namche Bazaar from Jorsalle. The up-close view of Everest is seen from Everest View Hotel (3800m) from Syanboche.