Everest View trek allows you to experience a complete joy of being close to the mountains of Everest region in just 12 days.
Relish the beauty of the mountains of Everest region including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt, Tawache from Tengboche Monastery.
Everest View Trek is a famous trekking route after Everest Base Camp Trek in the Everest region.
This trek takes you to the stunning vantage points of the Everest range. Walking via lush valleys, crossing suspension bridges, with extraordinary views of rivers and snow-capped mountains is the main highlight of this trek.
During this trek, you’ll get a chance to visit a popular spiritual hub in Tengboche- Tengboche Monastery. Here you can also learn about Tibetan Buddhists culture which is highly practiced in the Everest region.
Everest View Trek begins with a 45 minute dramatic flight to Lukla. Lukla is one of the busiest mountain airports of Nepal that lies at an altitude of 2,840 m above the sea level. It is a gateway to start off trekking in the Everest region.
During the trek, you’ll walk via Sagarmatha National Park home to diverse flora and fauna. On the way to Namche, you’ll get a chance to enjoy the beautiful sight of dense pine and rhododendron forests.
It is one of the pleasurable trekking trails in the Everest region as it offers the jaw-dropping views of Himalayas very close, within a short time.
During the trek, you’ll get a great opportunity to experience the lifestyle of culturally rich Sherpa people and their hospitality. For the Everest View Trek, spring (March-May) and autumn (September- December) are the best time. However, this trek is doable all year around.
- Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu city
- Exciting mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Namche Bazaar-largest town in Khumbu region
- Everest View Hotel- hotel in the highest place in the world at 3,880 m
- Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest monasteries of Khumbu region
- Explore Khumjung village-one of the largest villages in Khumbu region
- Visit Hillary School built by Sir Edmund Hillary
- Magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Thames Khu.
- Spot endangered animals and birds in the Sagarmatha National Park
- Walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River
- Enjoy the warm hospitality and generosity of Sherpa people
|Day 01||Arrival to Kathmandu (1,338 m)||-|
|Day 02||Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley||-|
|Day 03||Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,804 m)||3 hrs|
|Day 04||Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)||5.5 hrs|
|Day 05||Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day (3,962 m)||5 hrs|
|Day 06||Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)||5 hrs|
|Day 07||Trek to Khumjung Village (3,790 m)||4-5 hrs|
|Day 08||Trek to Phakding (3441 m)||6-7 hrs|
|Day 09||Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)||3 hrs|
|Day 10||Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu||45 min flight|
|Day 11||Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu||-|
|Day 12||Transfer to the International Airport for Final Flight Departure||-|
Max Elevation: 1338 m, Kathmandu
Our representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to respective hotel. After taking a short break, you’ll have a small team meeting with your trekking guide. In this meeting, we’ll discuss the upcoming trip, the necessary trekking equipment, and permits.
In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine. It’s a great time to meet with your fellow trekkers.
You’ll spend the night at Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you’ll proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
On the way back to the hotel, you can stroll around famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg. You’ll spend the night at Kathmandu.
Travel Duration: 45 minutes flight
Trek Duration: 3 hours
Max Elevation: 2804 m, Lukla
Walking Distance: 8 km
Early morning, you’ll transfer to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. Once you land at Lukla, you’ll get introduced to your porter. The trail continues along the side of the Dudh Kosi Valley before ascending to Ghat.
After an hour’s climb, you’ll reach Phakding where you’ll stay overnight.
Trek Duration: 5.5 hours
Max Elevation: 3441 m, Namche Bazaar
Walking Distance: 11 km
Following the trail of Dudh Koshi river, ascending via pine and cedar forests, you’ll head towards Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dry meat, and textiles.
En-route you’ll cross famous Hillary suspension bridge and come across Monjo village. Once you reach Monjo, you’ll be entering the gateway to Everest Base Camp i.e. Sagarmatha National Park. It is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site which actively works to protect and conserve the wildlife of Everest region.
Once you reach Namche, you’ll get a very first glimpse of world’s highest peak Mt. Everest and other peaks like Mt. Amadablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse.
You’ll spend the night at teahouse of Namche Bazaar. You can also opt for luxurious accommodation.
Trek Duration: 5 hours
Max Elevation: 3,962 m, Everest View Hotel
This is the day for acclimatization; you’ll hike to Syanboche Airport, one of the highest airport in the world and popular deluxe Everest View Hotel. From the top of the hotel, you can enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Tawache.
After short hiking, you’ll get time to explore the Namche village. It is one of the most beautiful and modern towns in the Everest region. It is filled with restaurants, pub, bakery cafe, etc. You’ll spend the night at teahouse of Namche Bazaar.
Trek Duration: 5 hours
Max Elevation: 3860 m, Tengboche
Walking Distance: 10 km
After breakfast, you’ll continue the trek on moderately flat terrain with superb views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, and its surrounding peaks. On the trail, you’ll spot musk deer (a herd of Himalayan Thar) and colorful pheasant (Danphe, National Bird).
After crossing the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi river a steep climb via pine and juniper forests, you’ll reach Tengboche. Enroute you’ll pass via several Buddhists Prayers Wheels, Manis, Chortens, Stupas, and Buddhists monasteries.
From the top of Tengboche, you’ll enjoy the fantastic views of snow-capped peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, etc. After exploring Tengboche Monastery, you’ll be back to the teahouse for an overnight stay.
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours
Max Elevation: 3,790 m, Khumjung Village
Walking Distance: 8 km
Leaving behind Namche, you’ll head towards Khumjung village. It is one of the largest Sherpa villages of Khumbu region. It is located at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila.
In Khumjung village, you’ll visit Hillary School, colorful monasteries covered with prayer flags and prayer wheels. After exploring the Khumjung village, you’ll be back at the teahouse for an overnight stay.
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours
Max Elevation: 3441 m, Namche Bazaar
Walking Distance: 11-14 km
After early breakfast, you’ll slowly descend via the bank of Dudh Koshi river. Enjoying the beautiful mountain views, crossing several suspension bridges you’ll reach Namche at first.
Again for the second time, you’ll cross the Hillary suspension bridge. Passing via several prayer wheels, mani walls, chortens you’ll reach Phakding for an overnight stay.
Trek Duration: 3 hours
Max Elevation: 2804 m, Lukla
Walking Distance: 8 km
Following previous trek route, you’ll start the trek back to Lukla. On the way, you’ll get a chance to observe the superb view of the snow-capped mountain. Walking via the Sherpa villages, you’ll pass several prayers stones, mani wall, chortens which reflect Buddhist practices. On arrival in Lukla, you can explore the village and cherish the moment.
Overnight stay at a teahouse in Lukla.
Travel Duration: 45 minutes flight
Max Elevation: 2804 m, Lukla
In the morning, you’ll catch a flight back to Kathmandu. If the weather is clear, then the mountain views from the plane are truly breathtaking. Once you reach the airport, our representative will transfer you to the respective hotel.
Rest of the day, you can stroll along local streets, enjoy street food or take rest at your hotel. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
This is a free day in Kathmandu you can do shopping. You can buy souvenirs for your close one around Thamel and Durbar Marg area.
In the evening, you’ll join the farewell dinner with your fellow trekkers. Cherish the moment and recall the good memories that you’ve collected during this wonderful Everest View Trek.
Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
With a final goodbye, our representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your journey back home or any other destination.
Trip Note: This trip can be customized according to our client requirements. So, you can combine this trip with some great passes and climbing peak in the Everest region.
You also can opt for a cultural tour, jungle safari, river rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding after this trip.
For further information, please contact us.
- Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourists vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Accommodation in tea houses during the days in a trek
- All Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu half day sightseeing
- During sightseeing tours guide
- Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry and TIMS card fee
- A professional English speaking guide
- All government taxes, VAT and service charges
- First aid kit box
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee
- International Airfare
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal gear for trekking
- Extra baggage charges
- Personal Expenses (Soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Gratitudes to the guide and porter
Here is a comprehensive packing list for trekking in the Everest region. This packing list equally applies to all trekkers as well as all seasons and routes for the Everest Base Camp trek.
Depending on the number of trekking days, you can adjust the number of items for clothing and equipment respectively. You can use this list as a guideline. Please keep in mind that, it is not necessary to have all of it. Also, since packing is subjective use your judgement to decide on what to take.
Moreover, Kathmandu is the great place to buy trekking gear at an affordable price. So, let’s take a look;
- Valid Passport
- Airline Tickets
- Photocopies of Passport and 2 passport photographs
- Travel Insurance
- Enough Cash
- Sun Protection Hat
- Woollen Hat
- Beanie or Headband
- Balaclava or Buff
- Bandana Scarf
- Short Sleeve Shirt, moisture-wicking fabric
- Long Sleeve Shirt, moisture-wicking fabric
- Lightweight Thermal Tops
- Down Vest
- Sports Bra
- Insulated Jacket
- Fleece Jacket
- Wind Jacket
- Waterproof Jacket
- Lightweight Poly-liner Gloves
- Lightweight Wool or Fleece Gloves
- Thermal underwear
- Hiking Shorts
- Hiking Pants
- Fleece Pants
- Lightweight Thermal Bottoms (seasonal)
- Waterproof Shell Pants (Breathable Fabric)
- Hiking Boots (waterproof)
- Camp Sandals
- Hiking Socks
- Thermal Socks
- Sock Liners (prevents blisters)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
- Duffel Bag
- Small Lock for Duffel Bag
- Waterproof Rucksack Covers (optional)
- Stuff Sacks for Dirty Clothes/Shoes
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Bag Liner
- Air mattress
- Pillow (small)
- Walking sticks / Trekking Poles
- Flashlight/ Torch
- Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
Medical and First-Aid Kit
- First-aid kit
- Wound and healing ointment
- Pain relief gel
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Insect repellent spray
- Water purification tablets
Personal Gear and Toiletries
- Trekking Towel
- Pee Bottle or Funnel (optional)
- Small Locks
- Waterproof Ziplock Bags
- Lip balm with sun protection
- Facial moisturiser
- Hand lotion
- Deodorant and Soap
- Dry shampoo
- Wet wipes
- Disinfectant tissues
- Toilet paper
- Hand Sanitizer
- Sleeping mask
- Cotton buds
- Toiletries bag
- Notebook and Pen
- Guidebook/ Trekrout Map
- Travel Games i.e. cards, chess, scrabble etc
- Plug Adapter
- Swim Suit
- Portable Solar Charger
Q1. Is Trekking in the Everest Region Difficult or Easy?
The difficulty of treks in the Everest region depends on the trek you choose to do.
If you’re looking for a little more challenging adventurous trail rather than a simple walk, then you can go for Everest Base Camp trek! This base camp trek takes you from 2,804 m at Lukla to 5,545 m, the summit of Kala Patthar.
The trails in the Everest region include moderate uphill and downhill walk, steep ascents and descents. Generally, the trekking route is well-maintained but also involve some mix- rough terrain.
So, with a good health condition, you can complete this base camp trek with ease. With enough acclimatization day and proper training, you can complete the trek with success. You should train yourself before embarking this adventurous trek. The more fit you are, the more pleasant your journey will be.
Q.2 Do I Have to be Extremely Fit to Trek in the Everest Region?
There is no specific requirement of fitness for trekking in the Everest region. However, a basic level of fitness is required. After all, you’ve to hike with your daypack for 4-6 hours, on various types of terrain, over the course of several days.
You need a basic level of fitness, but you don’t need to have a pro-level athlete’s fitness. Before trekking, you can do an exercise like jogging, running, swimming, or hiking.
Thus, if you attempt Everest Base Camp Trek with proper training, you can enjoy every moment of the trek. Remember to walk at your own pace, drink plenty of water, and allocate enough acclimatization day.
Q.3 How to Reach Lukla from Kathmandu?
Lukla village serves as the main entry point of world famous Everest region. It is a small town located at the height of 2,860m and inhabited by Sherpa community. This small mountain village hosts Tenzing Hillary Airport, one of the most adventurous airports in the world.
At present, the airport is the only convenient way to reach the Everest region from Kathmandu. Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla take around 45 minutes. Buddha Airlines, Sita Airlines, Yeti Airways, and Tara Airways are some of the airlines that operate daily flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.
Likewise, the monsoon season (June-August) is highly prone to flight delays and cancellation due to bad weather conditions. Therefore, if you’re traveling to Nepal during monsoon time, it is recommended to add 2-3 spare days in your itinerary.
Q4. Am I Prone to Altitude Sickness while Trekking in the Everest Region?
While trekking in the high altitudes of the Everest region, the symptoms of altitude sickness are very common in all trekkers, regardless of their age and fitness level. At higher elevation, many experience symptoms like occasional headaches, shortness of breath or mild nausea. These symptoms are easily treated with proper rest, hydration, and over the counter medications.
Due to this uncertainty, most trekkers use Diamox, a medication which can help you fight the symptoms of altitude sickness.
Unfortunately, some people may experience more serious symptoms that demand intensive treatment like oxygen therapy and a portable hyperbaric bag.
Q5. How Do I Prevent Altitude Sickness?
- Stay hydrated. Try to drink at least 3-4 liters per day.
- Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and meat.
- Don’t go up until symptoms go down. People acclimatize at different rates, so make sure to acclimate properly before ascending further.
- Listen to your body. Take your time. The pace is a critical factor on all routes.
- Don’t skip the acclimatization days.
- Walk high and sleep low. If you have enough energy, take an afternoon stroll further up the mountain although you descend to sleep.
- Consult your doctor before you start your trek. Your doctor may prescribe you an altitude sickness tablet.
Q6. What Happens if I get Mountain Sickness?
If you get altitude sickness while on the trail, let your guide know immediately. They’ll help you. For this, you need to be familiar with the symptoms of altitude sickness.
Most people experience mild symptoms like a headache, loss of appetite above 12,000-14,000 feet. These mild symptoms are not serious and will disappear within 48 hours. But, if symptoms become more serious, there are two options:
- Descend to a lower elevation- possibly resume the trek once you recover.
- Get into a portable hyperbaric bag- it is an inflatable pressure bag large enough to accommodate a person inside. A person is placed inside the bag, then sealed and inflated with a foot pump. By doing so, within minutes, the effective altitude is decreased by 1000 to 3000 meters depending on the elevation.
Q7. Do I Need Travel Insurance to Trek in the Everest Region?
In the Everest region, most of the trekkers face the problem of high altitude sickness. So, it’s important you should get proper insurance for your Everest Base Camp Trek. Make sure that your travel insurance package covers:
- Trip cancellation
- Travel delay
- Loss/damage of baggage
- Medical emergencies
- Medical evacuation.
If you’re confused about the insurance, you can contact us, we are happy to help you.
Q8. When is the Best Time for the Trek in Everest Region?
The best time for Everest region trek is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov). In the spring season, the weather is dry and stable, and the mountain views are at their best.
One of the best part of trekking during spring is the fantastic view of the lower hill blooming in rhododendron flowers.
Autumn is one of the peak trekking seasons in Nepal. If you opt autumn season for Everest Base Camp Trek, then you’ll get the magnificent snow-capped mountain views.
During spring and autumn, the trail is overcrowded because of the large inflow of the tourists. During this time, almost all tea houses get packed with the trekkers. So, you need to make advance-booking for accommodation and flight.
Moreover, if you love solitude, then the monsoon (June-Aug) and winter (Dec-Feb) are a good time to do it. Also, if you opt these seasons, you may need to add extra days in your itinerary as flight delays and cancellations are common due to bad weather conditions.
Q9. What are the Accommodations Along the Trail?
The accommodation facilities along the Everest Base Camp trail are pretty great! You can opt from the luxurious hotel to basic tea houses according to your budget. In luxurious accommodation, you’ll get a luxury room with attached bathrooms and hot showers.
Likewise, teahouse has a simple room but comfortable to sleep. Most of the teahouse have squat toilets. Also, as you move to higher altitudes, the accommodation facilities become more simple. So, don’t expect luxurious accommodation at higher altitudes.
Q10. What is the Food like on the Everest Trail?
Everest trekking trail is a lot more developed in comparison to other trekking routes in Nepal. You’ll find several teahouses that serve good food.
Along the trail, you can get everything from rice and lentil dishes (dal bhat power 24 hr) to pizza. Almost all tea houses have similar menus. You’ll get momos, noodles, soups, and burgers.
Beer and soft drinks are available everywhere but at a highly inflated price. Snacks like candy bars, chips are widely available, but for a higher price than Kathmandu valley. As you move towards higher elevation, the price gets higher too.
Tips: Bring your snacks from Kathmandu. Yes, it’ll increase the weight of your luggage, but it’s better to pay NRS. 80 per bar in Kathmandu than NRS. 200 on the trail.
Q11. Is Drinking Water Readily Available During the Trek?
Most of the tea house along the trail serve bottled, boiled, and filtered water. It is not safe to drink tap water without treating it. The best options are to bring a reusable water bottle and a water purification tablet. It’s cheap and doesn’t hurt the environment too.
You can also buy mineral water bottle everywhere. It is cheap in Kathmandu (USD 2 for a liter bottle) but expensive on the Everest trail (USD3-5 for a liter bottle).
Q 12. Can I Charge My Electronic Devices?
Yes, you can charge your electronic devices during the trekking period. Almost all tea houses have charging plug points. However, charging your electronic devices will cost you some money especially a the higher elevation. So, it’s a good idea to carry spare batteries for your camera.
Q13. Can I Trek Alone?
Yes, you may trek alone actually there is no any law these days that tourists need to travel with guide or travel company. However, trekking alone in the Everest region is not advisable.
For your convenience hire a guide or porter. A guide will not only help you in route navigation but also will help you to get the best places to eat and sleep. Also, they’re familiar with the local culture and tradition.
A guide will help you to get a close insight into local culture and traditions. They’ll also assist you with gears, medical emergencies, and travel arrangements.
A porter is one who will carry your baggage throughout the trekking journey. Hiring a porter will help you enjoy long walks as you don’t have to carry heavy backpacks.
Q14. Do I have to Carry my Luggage on the Trip? If Not, What is the Weight the Porters Carry?
Trekking is a long journey for which you’ll need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/ duffel bag and a daypack for personal items.
Throughout the entire trekking journey, our porter will carry duffle bag whereas you have to carry a daypack of your own. A daypack is a small backpack where you can keep your personal items like camera, battery chargers, snacks, and water bottle.
If you’re taking a flight to Lukla, there is a certain weight limit of your baggage. The maximum weight of the check-in baggage is 10 kg whereas that of hand carry is 5 kg.
Our porter can carry up to 25kg during the trek, whereas your other personal items will be safely kept at the respective hotel.
Q15. What Qualifications Do the Guides Have?
Our guides are knowledgeable in the areas of history, culture, and geography of the Everest region. Also, our guides and porters are well trained and licensed. Last but not least all of our guides are friendly, helpful, honest, humorous, and hardworking.
During the trekking journey, they’ll provide you with a good knowledge of the local culture. They’ll assist you in every aspect of your trips like arranging the rooms, meals, and flight.
Q16. Can I Hire a Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket with the Quality Thermal Required for the Trip?
Yes, you can hire a sleeping bag and down jacket with the thermal quality in Kathmandu. There are plenty of shops in Thamel that sell trekking gears. You’ll find many shops selling a high-quality copy of these brands but at a relatively low price.
Further, you can also hire most of the trekking equipment from Kathmandu. The rental cost may range from NRS. 3 – 4 per day.
Q17. How Much Do you Recommend to Tip the Porters or Local Guides?
Tips are not mandatory while trekking in Nepal. However, at the end of the trip, if you wish to show your gratitude, it is always welcomed.
Tipping can be in USD or Nepalese Rupees (NRS). So, it is good to carry small denominations of USD for small tips to driver, hotel staff, porter etc. If you want to tips someone you are free to do so but there is no hard and fast rule about how much you should tip.
Q18. Are ATMs Available in Everest Region?
Yes, there are some ATMs in Namche Bazaar and Lukla but not in places higher than that. Also, sometimes ATMs might run out of cash or the machines may not work properly. So, it’s a good idea to carry some hand cash.
Q19. Is There Any Alternate Way to See Mt. Everest Closely Without Trekking?
Yes, if you don’t have ample time for a number of days trek, then you can opt Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour around Everest region to get a close-up view of Mt. Everet.