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Everest View Trek - 10 Days

Whilst for many a visit to the foot of Mount Everest is a personal goal, for some it is enough to visit the Everest or Khumbu region and experience the life style of the Sherpa people, their culture, witness and the spectacular scenery. The Everest View Trekking is shorter in duration than the Everest base camp trek with the famous Thyangboche Monastery at 3870m being the highest point.

Everest View Trek is especially designed for those who wish to explore this region without ascending to high altitude. Entry to the Everest region is accessible by air into the airstrip at Lukla, and from here we follow the route up to Tengboche monastery via Namche bazaar. From here we can observe breathtaking views of Mt.Everest as it rises above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, as well as a superb view of one of Nepal’s most beautiful mountains, Ama Dablam – the ‘Matterhorn of the Khumbu’. After visiting to Thyangboche Monastery retern to Lukla by a slightly different route via Khumjung.

Everest View Treks is a short but classic trek which allows access to the most spectacular mountain views in the world in a shorter time frame. Accommodation and food is available in the local lodges. Clients often extend Everest view trip to two full weeks by taking a rafting trip or a visit to Chitwan National Park

Out-line Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and briefing about the trek

Day 02: A 35-minute flight to Lukla, start trek to Phakding (2652m) 3hrs

Day 03:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 5 ½ hrs

Day 04: Rest & Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3875m) 5 ½ hrs

Day 06:Trek to Khumjung (3790m) 5 ½ hrs

Day 07:Trek to Jorsalle (2805m) 5 ½ hrs

Day 08:Trek to Lukla (3446m) 5 hrs

Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 10: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

Day 1
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and briefing about the trek

Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no any organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
A 35-minute flight to Lukla, start trek to Phakding (2652m) 3hrs

An early morning wake up and transfer to the domestic airport to board the flight to Lukla. We take off to our destination on a 35 min scenic mountain flight. After a cup of tea at local Lodge in Lukla we are treading on the legendary “Everest Highway” which heads downwards through the alpine valley following the “Dudh Kosi” or milk river (named after its milky colour from glacial silt). We reach Phakding after 3hrs walk and end our first day here. Overnight at lodge.

Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 5 ½ hrs

Today we walk mostly uphill through the alpine valleys. We cross Dudh Kosi River a few times before we reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. On a clear day you get panaromic views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru, Kwangde and Taweche on the way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge.

Day 4
Rest & Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Acclimatization is important before proceeding to higher altitudes. This is the first acclimatization day in Namche bazaar that everyone should make into their Everest region trekking itinerary. You can explore around and relax. Overnight at lodge.

Day 5
Trek to Tengboche (3875m) 5 ½ hrs

Today the landscape changes dramatically. The trail is more open and wide and it reveals the great depths of the surrounding mountains. We descend to the Dudh Kosi River and stop for lunch at Phunki Tenga. From here we climb steeply through a beautiful rhododendron and birch forest for 2 hours that will take us to Tengboche. We will visit the monastery and watch the monks performing their rituals. Overnight at lodge.

Day 6
Trek to Khumjung (3790m) 5 ½ hrs

After breakfast we walk through Shanasa and on to the village of Khumjung, where we spend overnight at lodge.

Day 7
Trek to Jorsalle (2805m) 5 ½ hrs

After breakfast we trace back along through a magnificent rhododendron forest and past beautiful waterfalls. Shortly before reaching Namche Bazaar, the trek takes us through a pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. Crossing the river, we follow the bank for a short distance to its confluence with the Dudh Koshi and finally reach Jorsalle. Overnight at lodge.

Day 8
Trek to Lukla (3446m) 5 hrs

The next morning we head for Lukla. While trekking you encounter many new trekking groups on the trails heading out to Namche Bazaar. At a teahouse at Lukla we will toast over a beer for the incredible trip we just finished and spend some time reflecting over our experiences in the Everest region.

Day 9
Fly to Kathmandu

We pack up early and head for the airstrip to catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu the rest of your day is free to do your own things. You could do some last minute shopping and packing, or send a few post cards home or even stroll around Thamel.

Day 10
Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

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Trip Facts

  • 3870 Meters
  • 2+ Pax
  • Accommodations are not included but we fully support.
  • Meals are not included but we recommend during your journey
  • Moderate