Everest View Trek - 12 Days

Everest View Trek is a special trek designed for those who love to observe the beauty of the world’s highest peak, Everest (8848m), from not too far and not that close. It is one of the enchanting treks in Nepal that take the travelers to the various Sherpa villages nestled beautifully in the lap of the Himalayas. Everest View Trek is ideal for those who want to soak in the beauty of the Himalayas without having to walk for days on end.

Everest View Trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla hosts the most dangerous airport in the world, Tenzing Hilary Airport, which is the entryway for trekking in the Khumbu region. After landing in Lukla, the trek starts immediately as you move towards Phakding through the rhododendron forest. Following the trails of Dudh Koshi River, the trek takes you to the picturesque Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, which is also the commercial hub of Khumbu region. The trek features a breath-taking panorama of Everest (8848m) and the accompanying peaks from the highest operating hotel in the world, Hotel Everest View (3962m). The trek also features a brief visit to the beautiful Sherpa village of Khumjung whose monastery displays a skull of the Yeti. Later, the trails take you to the ancient Tengboche Monastery, which hosts a stunning vista of the Himalayas. One of the major highlights of the trek is the hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m) via Pangboche. The panorama of Ama Dablam (6856m), Everest (8848m), and other snowy peaks from the base camp is a real treat for the eyes. Everest View Trek is packed with enticing nature and culture that allow the trekkers to make memories to last a lifetime.

If you are eager to take on an adventure and want to enjoy a sight of the mighty Himalayas, then Expedition Himalaya is here at your service. We offer a wide variety of trek and tour packages all over Nepal and provide you with excellent guides to make sure your trip is hassle-free. We provide you with the best transportation and accommodation facilities and also assist you in booking your flight tickets.

Day 1
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Our representatives will be waiting for you at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be picked and transferred to the hotel room by our staff. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van

Today will be spent on a guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley. You start by visiting Swayambhunath stupa and later visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. After that, you will visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath before heading back to your hotel. All of these places hold high cultural and historical values of the valley. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m by Flight and trek to Phakding 2610m/3-4 hours walking

We take an early morning mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This picturesque 40-minute flight will reward you with amazing landscapes and mountains. We land on the most dangerous airport in the world, Lukla, and ascend on the left bank of Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding. This trek will be a short trek to adjust to the growing altitude. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Mt Nupla (5885m) and Kusum Khangkaru (6367m).

Day 4
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours walking

From Phakding, the track goes to the northern side of Dudh Koshi River valley through the pine forest, and finally crossing the suspension bridges, we reach the village of Monjo. The path takes us through waterfalls and villages and forests of rhododendron, magnolia, and fir. Experience your first sight of Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m), and Nuptse (7879m). Finally, we reach the commercial hub for the trekkers and locals, Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5
Day 5: Acclimatization Day and Hiking to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung, Khunde village

Today is set for acclimatization, so we will spend the day exploring the outskirts of Namche. We hike up to Hotel Everest View (3962m), the highest operating hotel in the world. From the top, we get an attractive view of different peaks like Everest (848m), Nuptse (7861m), Thamserku (6623m), Ama Dablam (6812m), and many more. Later, we cross the longest Mani wall in Khumbu to arrive in the beautiful Sherpa village of Khumjung. Here, we visit Khumjung Gompa which displays a Yeti skull in its premises. We return to Namche via Khunde village for the overnight stay.

Day 6
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3860m/4-5 hours walking

Today will be a pleasant walk in nature as we walk through the forest with the delightful view of mountains. After walking or an hour, we reach Phunke Tenga. The trail leads us to some water-powered prayer wheels and passes through a forest full of rhododendron trees to bring us to Tengboche Monastery. The ancient monastery is the most important monastery in the entire Khumbu region, and it also hosts breathtaking views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m), and other peaks of Khumbu region. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 7
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Pangboche 3930m/2-3 hours walking and excursion to Amadablam Base Camp 5-6 hours walking

The trail to Pangboche follows Imja Khola upstream and moves through stone steps. We get to catch splendid views of Everest (8848m) and Ama Dablam (6856m) throughout the trek. Upon reaching Pangboche, we cross Imja Khola and walk on the bank of Cholungche Khola to arrive in Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m). At the base camp, we are rewarded with an alluring vista of Ama Dablam (6856m), Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m), and other mountains. Later, we descend to Pangboche for the overnight stay.

Day 8
Day 8: Trek from Pangboche to Phortse 3810m/3-4 hours walking

This day will be a pleasant one because the trails are mostly downhill. Relishing the continuous view of the snow-capped mountains, we walk on a forested trail with some gompas and Chortens to arrive in Phortse. Phortse is a small Sherpa village, off the main trekking routes in Khumbu; hence, you get to witness authentic Sherpa culture and tradition in the village. Overnight in Phortse.

Day 9
Day 9: Trek from Phortse to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours walking

We descend from Phortse and cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi River to arrive in Phortse Thanga. Then, crossing small gompas, Chortens, Mani walls, and stone steps, we arrive in Sanasa. We then pass a few settlements and cross numerous suspension bridges to finally arrive in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours walking

Today, we return to Lukla, where this beautiful journey started. We cross many suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River, pass various Sherpa settlements, and walk through a couple of Mani walls to arrive in Lukla. You can spend the evening interacting with the locals. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 11
Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

We fly over the mountains once again as we take an early flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival, you will be taken to the hotel. Later, you can wander around the streets of Kathmandu, and do some shopping to gift your friends and family. Feel free to get the taste of local food and lovely ambiance of Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12
Day 12: Final Departure from Kathmandu

Today is the farewell day. An office representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Teahouse accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu airfare
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Required number of porter/s
  • Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant

What is Excluded

  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for guide & local staffs
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 30)

Clothing

  • Thermal inner layer
  • Quick dry T-shirts (Full Sleeves)
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Down Jacket
  • Gore-tex Jackets
  • Under wears
  • Thermal trouser
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Fleece trouser
  • Gore-tex trouser
  • Down pant
  • Neck gaiter

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water bottle
  • Thermos
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Dry bags
  • Trekking Poles
  • Insurance Papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Ear plugs
  • Area Map
  • Navigation Compass
  • Notebook and pen
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Towels
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights

Hand Wear

  • Inner thin gloves
  • Water-proof warm gloves

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffel bag to be carried by porter
  • Ruck sack / Trekking bag (50-60 liters)
  • Toiletry bag

Medicines

  • Personal medications

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Trip Facts

  • 12 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 3,870 m
  • Moderate
  • Tea House
  • March to May, June to Aug
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Teahouse/Lodge
  • Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
  • 12 pax Maximum