Everest View Trek

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  • Duration8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 3780 m.
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Best Season September to May
Group Discount Prices
  
1 paxUS$1090
2 - 6 paxUS$890
7 - 10 paxUS$845
11 - 15 paxUS$795
16 - 20 paxUS$745
Everest View Trek Highlights
  • Scenic mountain flight to Lukla and return
  • Exploring the tallest peak of the world Mt. Everest and many more striking Himalaya surroundings
  • Lush Sagarmatha National Park and its pristine flora & fauna
  • Preserved Tibetan Culture and warm hospitality of Sherpa people
  • Namche Bazaar

Everest Panorama 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. 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.

Useful Information

Accommodation

Tea house hotels are plentiful within the infamous Everest Region of Nepal, with a range of quality available to you depending on your preference and needs. At lower elevations, you can choose more fully equipped tea houses with electricity, wifi, and en suite bathrooms with hot showers and western toilets. There are also more rustic, basic tea houses available, especially at higher elevations, that have simple rooms (a room will have two beds) and basic services. Bathrooms might be shared and have a squat-style toilet. If you are solo and trekking in peak season, you may need to share a room as per availability in the higher altitude areas. At these tea houses, you can pay a small fee for services such as wifi and hot showers. We provide you with a clean, -20°C sleeping bag to keep you cozy and warm.

Food

Food in the Everest Region of Nepal is delicious and plentiful. Along the well-loved and well-traveled route to Everest Base Camp, there are many tea houses offering a range of options to suit your preferences.

  • Breakfast- You can enjoy local chapati bread or Tibetan bread with curry or go for more familiar eggs, porridge, muesli, or pancakes. This trek is vegetarian and vegan-friendly, but if you have any other dietary restrictions, you can let us know, and your guide will communicate with the kitchen staff.
  • Lunch & Dinner- You can choose from a variety of local dishes, including Dal Bhat (rice, vegetable curry, and lentil soup with unlimited refills!), fried rice or noodles, Mo Mo (local dumplings), Thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup), spring rolls, or western dishes like burgers, pasta, pizza, and potatoes.

Your package with Nepal Trekking Experts includes dinner in Kathmandu before you leave for your trek and three meals a day (with tea or coffee) every day of the trek, including travel days. If you'd like, you can purchase extra snacks, desserts, or fancy coffees when they're available.

Telephone

Most tea houses have phone service and mobile reception; however, due to the nature of being in the mountains, it can be unpredictable. If you would like, you can purchase a data SIM card in Kathmandu before you depart. NCELL is a recommended provider that offers 3G internet services in the Everest region.

Internet

Many tea houses have wifi to purchase for around 3-5 dollars per hour, which is paid in local Nepali rupees. Please be aware that internet services may not be completely reliable due to weather and other issues.

Battery Charging

Despite trekking deep into the Himalayas, most of the tea houses have either electricity or solar power. Depending on the tea house, you might be able to charge your devices in your rooms. Otherwise, you can pay a few dollars (paid in local rupees) to charge your battery in the main dining hall. Carrying a power bank is recommended during your trek in the Everest region.

Transportation

All transportation fees and arrangements are included in your trekking package when you book with Nepal Trekking Experts. To commence your journey, you will catch a stunningly scenic domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (30 minutes). This is likely where you will begin and end your Everest journey. If you are interested in shortening your on-foot trekking time or adding on a new experience, we can arrange for a helicopter to pick you up from Gorakshep/Gokyo and take you back either to Lukla for $500 or all the way to Kathmandu for $1000 per person by sharing.

Porter

Our tailor-made packages do not include a porter, so you can make the decision based on your own needs and preferences. Although not necessary, having a porter can make a massive difference in the enjoyment of your trek. If you are new to trekking at high altitudes, then we would recommend having a porter in the Everest region carry your bag. One porter carries the bags of two people (around 20kg) so that you can carry a small daypack. If you are undecided, we would be happy to discuss porters in more detail when you book your trek.

Itinerary
  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Welcome at the airport then transfer to your hotel by private car/Jeep.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Free day for preparation and sightseeing.

  • Max. Altitude:2610m/8563ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

A magical scenic flight takes us to Lukla in the morning, and from there we begin the trek with a hike to the day's first destination, Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our day starts by following the Dudh Koshi river and crossing over the Edmund Hillary suspension bridge, then heading towards Sagarmatha National Park and the checkpoint at Monjo. The path ascends markedly until it eventually leads us into Namche Bazaar, the regional capital of the Sherpa district.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

This is an amazing day of our entire journey in terms of exploring the tallest peak on the Earth. Namche is perfect for the situation, as there's plenty to do in the scenic town including visiting Khunde Hospital, the local medical facility set up through Edmund Hillary's charitable work in the area, taking in the panoramas from Everest View Hotel,  calling into the Sherpa Cultural Museum, or hiking up to Khumjung Valley and its monastery, complete with the display of its legendary Yeti scalp.

  • Max. Altitude:2860m/9383ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our final day on the trail, easing into Lukla along the Dudhi Koshi and its suspension bridges. Once at Lukla we finally throw off our backpacks, take a relaxing shower, and sit back to savor the heady accomplishment of making it to the foot of Everest.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast

After breakfast, we take a flight to Kathmandu where you'll have enough time to take in the city's treasures one last time before getting together for a final dinner with friends before leaving.

    Farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complimentary airport picks up and drops off
    • Complimentary welcome dinner
    • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
    • All necessary trekking permits for Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS card, etc.
    • All accommodations during the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • A cup of tea or coffee with the meal
    • Fresh fruit each day if and when available.
    • Complimentary duffel bag, agency t-shirt, trekking map, sleeping bag
    • Return flights between Kathmandu and Lukla
    • Government-registered and first-aid-trained professional local guide who speaks English.
    • First-aid kit
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements if necessary
    • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT.
    • Certificate of achievement
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu 
    • Porters to carry your backpacks (we provide porters on request)
    • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
    • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries entrance fee, etc.)
    • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc.
    • Tip to staff
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    Dates & Availability
    Start:ThursdayApr 25, 2024
    End:ThursdayMay 02, 2024
    PriceUS$1090
    StatusGuaranteed

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    1Travelers' Reviews
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      Best Everest View Trek

      Rajesh was great from start to finish, he planned every part of the trip and made it all a very easy process for me. He was very attentive and answered all queries very quickly - before and during the trip. He made me feel very welcome when i got there and was on hand for any issues i had or any advice on what to visit in the local area. Dinesh my guide was wonderful and also very attentive, he made the whole trip stress free and very enjoyable. Thank you very much for an amazing trip, the views were amazing! :). Ultimately do not hesitate to book your trip with them.

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      CharlotteDec 29, 2019United Kingdom
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