Everest View Trek Overview
The classic Everest View Trek, second only to Everest itself, takes you on a four-day journey into the Dudh Kosi River (Khumbu) Valley to gaze upon mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam. The main viewing point is the Everest View Hotel close to Khumjung village. You’ll get there via Lukla, returning the same way to complete this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Lets you think Everest is the entire aim of the journey, know that getting there is just as exciting. You walk through lush valleys with extraordinary river views, cross suspension bridges, and appreciate the flora and fauna unique to Nepal.
Everest straddles Nepal and China. Despite the mighty mountain’s awesome reputation, the Everest View Trek is a short and fairly easy trail for this region. In addition to the landscape, scenery, culture, and hospitality of the area, you’ll have the opportunity to experience views of many other nearby peaks over 8,000 meters.
Your journey begins towards Everest View Trekking with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla itself sits at approximately 2,860 meters and serves as the access point for most of the Everest region treks. You’ll immediately set out through Sagarmatha National Park, viewing dense pine forests and rhododendron flowers. Day two takes you to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), continuing to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m) the highest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region and a spiritual destination for many.
Your stop for the third day is the traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung. Take some time to appreciate the quaint lifestyle, see serene Buddhist monasteries, take a photo with some rare yaks, and visit the Hilary School.
Everest View Trekking Permit and Cost
When trekking with Nepal Trekking Experts, the permit fees are included in your package. Your guide will require your passport to obtain the required permits on your behalf. You need to have two different types of trekking permits, such as:
- Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit - The local government of Khumbu charges NPR 2000 per person, which must be paid in person in Lukla; this permit is not available in Kathmandu.
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit - This permit can be obtained in Kathmandu at the Nepal Tourism Board Office or in Monjo at the Park Entrance Gate. It costs NPR 3000 per person.
Kathmandu to Lukla Flights
Just for your information, normally Lukla’s flight will be operated from Ramechhap (Manthali Airport) in peak seasons like October/November and March/April. If the airlines are too busy, then they might operate from mid-September in the fall and in May in the spring. It depends on air traffic and the rules of aviation. Ramechhap is located 132 kilometers east of Kathmandu, which takes 4-5 hours by car or van. Most people begin to drive at 2:00 a.m. in the morning to get the earliest flight. Our package already includes the road transfer along with the flight.
After this, it’s time to head back to Lukla and enjoy the last, few final views of the beautiful Himalayan range. Moreover, if you have enough time then adding the thrilling Everest Base Camp trek or the newly opened less visited Pikey Peak Trek would be worth it.