Everest View Trek is the shortest trek in Everest region that Himalayan Leisure, Inc. is currently operating. Everest view Trekking is the simplest way to experience the gifts of nature in Khumbu valley. Everest View Trek is short trekking route with stunning views of Himalayas together with friendly Sherpa people. A short holiday trek to Namche Bazaar, Everest View Trek is an easy trekking route suitable for people who are unable to go in high altitudes for various reasons. Everest view trek is a spectacular adventure combined with natural wonders, Himalayan peaks and hundreds of years old monasteries. This trek will give you unbeatable views of the Himalayan peaks and some splendid moments to enjoy the hospitality and cultures of the Sherpa people. This trek is for those time bounded people who are looking for magnificent Himalayas views in Everest. A total of 8 days will give you beautiful combination of stunning Himalayas and ever smiling hard working Sherpa society and their culture. Sherpa people are inhabitant of Khumbu region from the beginning. Our adventure starts with short and breathtaking flight to Lukla. Lukla is considered as one of the 10 most dangerous airports in the world. This flight will drop us at trekking starting point; Lukla. Everest View Trek is low altitude trekking comparing to other longer treks of Everest region. You will have opportunities to witness lively culture of Sherpa people of the area. Sherpa people are the migrants from Tibet long time ago. Explore monasteries, ever green pine forests, towering Himalayas, human settlements in the cliffs, thundering rivers, higher than higher bridges and endangered wildlife with Himalayan Leisure, Inc. We will show you the magic of Everest view trekking. Enjoy beautiful views of several Himalayan peaks such as Thamserku, Kangteng, Kusum Kangaru, Kongde, Cholatse, Tabuche, Nuptse and the massive Mount Everest itself. Everest Himalayan range is also known as one of the longest and impressive mountain range in the world. The itinerary for Everest View Trekking is creatively designed to show you maximum number of highlights of Everest region. Everest view trek will give you ever lasting memories with the ultimate satisfaction from your adventure.
Total Duration : 08 Days
Difficulty : Leisurely to Moderate
Highest Altitude : 3,840M / 12,598FT
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on trek, Breakfast in city
Accommodation : Lodges on trek, Hotels in city
Transportation : Flight / Private Vehicles
Best Months : February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Group Size : 01 to 12 People
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1310M or 4,297FT)
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of Himalayas. Himalayan Leisure Inc. will happily welcome you at the only international airport of Nepal; Tribhuvan International Airport. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a placard written Himalayan Leisure Inc. outside the airport terminal. From there you will be transferred to the Hotel by a air conditioned private vehicle. Depending on the flight time and activities we will be joining for a cultural dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy cultural shows, singing, dancing and typical Nepali meals before heading back to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,840M / 30 minutes), trek to Monjo (2,840M) or Jorsalle (2,820M / 4 - 5 Hours)
Enjoy breathtaking views of Himalayas on the your flight to Lukla. It's one of the most adventurous flight rated by top rated websites and travel magazines. The flight takes approximately 30 minutes. Once we reach Lukla we will transfer to one of the lodges to enjoy first breakfast in the Himalayas. Here we will introduce you to the porter. Once we enjoy our breakfast we will start our walking to reach Monjo or Jorsalle. Our trek will pass through different villages like Chaurikharka, Chheplung, Ghat, Phakding, Toktok and Banker before we reach Monjo. We will enjoy our lunch in Phakding which is also the overnight stop for many trekkers passing this way. The trail from Lukla goes down gently and takes us through pleasant views. Once we reach Phakding and eat our lunch we will start moving to our final destination. The trail is flat until we cross Dudh Koshi River and then will start gentle climbing. It will take about two and half hour from Phakding to reach Monjo or Jorsalle. In total we will be trekking about four to five hours in total. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 03: Short Trekking to Namche Bazaar (3,440M / 3 - 4 Hours)
Enjoy your breakfast in the Himalayas and get prepared to start one of the most memorable adventure of your life. If we stayed in Monjo then we will pass through national park check post and if we stayed in Jorsalle we will pass through Army passport check post. The train goes little flat and then we will cross Dudhkoshi River once more then will start walking through another side of river. It is a pleasant walk with beautiful green hill views. We will again cross Dudh Koshi river before we start steep climbing uphill. Until we reach Top Danda the trail is pretty steep! Once we reach Top Danda we will have some far distance views of Himalayan peaks including Everest along with Nuptse and Lhotse on a clear day. After taking rest for a we will again start climbing to reach Namche Bazaar. From here the trail is easier and less steep comparing to the one before.
Namche is considered as the gateway of Khumbu / Everest region. It is pretty big town with numerous activities available. Pool House, Nescafe Cofee, Bakery, Modern Lodges, Internet, Telephone, Laundry, Bank, Money Changer, Equipment shop etc., it got everything. Enjoy your time in this small modern town. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 04: Trek to Khumjung (3,780M) and Khunde (3,840M), stay at one of those villages (4 - 5 Hours)
We will enjoy our breakfast in Namche Bazaar before we start our journey to visit twin villages of Khumjung and Khunde. These are two beautiful villages on top of Namche Bazaar giving us amazing views of Himalayan panorama. The trail from Namche starts with gentle uphill climbing till we reach Everest View Hotel. From there the trail is pretty much flat and gentle downs. On the whole route we will have beautiful views of Himalayan peaks including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kangtega etc. This days is more like relaxing and easy day and gives you pleasant experience. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 05: Trek back to Phakding (2,610M / 4 - 5 Hours)
Our journey is coming to an end soon. We will eat our breakfast and start heading to Kyanjuma, another small village with few houses. This small place will give us very close views of Amadablam peaks which is known as one of the beautiful mountains in the world. We will probably enjoy a cup of tea or coffee before we proceed to Phakding via Namche Bazaar. From Kyanjuma the trail is flat till we reach Namche Bazaar and then it's downhill till we reach Jorsalle and Monjo. Here we will have lunch and continue our trek towards Phakding via numerous small villages. It is a enjoyable day with beautiful green hill and far sight snowy peaks views. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 06: Trek to Lukla, enjoy final night in Himalayas! (2,840M / 3 - 4 Hours)
We can sleep till late morning in the hotel before starting our final day walk to Lukla. The length of the trail is pretty short and takes about 3 hours. Mostly, the trail is gentle uphill with views of villages in the horizon. Sometimes we will also see the places coming from Kathmandu and going Kathmandu which looks adventurous. We will be walking through small forests of rhododendron and pine trees and with potential encounters of monkeys on a lucky day. Once we reach Lukla we can have some celebration or take a beer in a bar or in the hotel. Lukla got some beautiful bars with all western style liquors. In most of the cases, this is also the last day for you to be with your porter. If you have happy with his services then you can give him some gratitude or tips. Your guides and porters will be expecting some tipping from you so giving some tip to them will certainly make them happy~ (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 07: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1,310M / 30 minutes flight)
We take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy another breath taking flight to Kathmandu. The flight is about 30 minutes and will give you some thrilling experience for sure. You can relax and stay in hotel or explore around the town for some shopping to your friends and family members. Once your guide will drop you in hotel he may left you. You can also give him some gratitude if you are happy with his services. Some trekkers / our customers also invite guides for a dinner together in Kathmandu. This can be the last day that you will meet your guide. Enjoy your last days around the valley. If you are willing about other activities like Jungle Safari or Rafting or Paragliding then we will assist you accordingly. (Breakfast)
Day 08: Departure from Kathmandu
Here we come to the end of our memorable a week long trip. We will conclude our Everest View Trekking in Kathmandu and proceed to airport for outbound flight back from Nepal. If we have time before our flight back we will explore local markets of Kathmandu on our own if not we will proceed to airport straightaway. We are sure that it's not our last time in Nepal, see you again Himalayas! Till we see you again "Farewell Friend!" (Breakfast)
- Important Note:
- We prioritize your safety all the time while traveling with Himalayan Leisure, Inc. We want our valuable guests and staffs to be in safe environment thus we gave full authorize to your leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if it is considered necessary due to safety concerns. Himalayan Leisure promises that we will do our best to stick with planned itinerary however natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the planned itinerary and we would seek for your understanding on these concerns. Our leaders will be happy to give you necessary information and discuss with you before changing the itinerary.
Services Included / Excluded
- Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle including before and after the trek
- Accommodation in Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic airline tickets including for the guide
- Domestic airport taxes where applicable
- Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek
- Accommodation on tea houses as per the itinerary
- Everest National Park Entry Permit
- Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
- Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
- Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
- Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]
- International airfare, Nepal visa fees ( two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation
- Personal nature expenses ( bars and beverage bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc. )
- Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control ( Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek earlier than scheduled)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu ( also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled itinerary )
- Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
Everest View Trek is probably the easiest trekking route available in Khumbu. This trekking is doable by novice trekkers or families with small kids as well. With some uphill climbing, some downhill and flat trail Everest View Trek is combination of all types of trails. Either you are novice trekker or experienced trekker, Everest View Trekking will give you the ultimate satisfaction from your adventure. The trail specially after Jorsalle is steep that can be difficult for non-experienced trekkers but once we reach top of the hill we will have first glimpse of MT. Everest and all tiredness will be vanished. The trek is done by hundreds of trekkers everyday during main season (March, April, October, November). Many of them get succeed to complete the trek with little or no pain. The stunning views and fresh Himalayan air makes the trek less difficult for trekkers. Although the trail itself is not difficult, some trekkers may find it difficult to breath due to high altitude. For a trekker who is experienced in high altitude previously will find the trek easy. If you are new in trekking then we recommend you to get some training at home. You can practice walking around the hills that might be available around your place or just walk regularly at home before heading to Nepal. Training will make your trek a lot easier comparing to the ones coming without any trainings. The route is mostly gentle uphill with few steep parts in some places while the trail is mostly downhill while returning back to Lukla. Everest View Trek is amazing trekking route with no doubt. For people with knee problems we recommend you to bring proper knee support else you may suffer a lot. You will surely get success with slow and steady walk. You can prepare with regular cardiovascular training at home i.e. cycling, swimming, hill climbing and lots of walking. You can prepare your mind for 5 - 6 hours walk everyday during the trek. Seek out hills or find a tall building and repeatedly walk up and down the stairs. It may help you a lot during the trek in the Himalayas.
Meals on the Trek
Wide range of meals are available in tea houses during the whole route. These meals are prepared once it's ordered by the guests so we can say that meals are fresh. There are rare cases of meals not being fresh in the mountains. Most places on Everest View Trekking offers wider range of meal options with better quality comparing to Annapurna and Langtang areas. Various meals including noodles, soups, handmade breads, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes are served on the trek. Meats are available in most places however we recommend you not to take meat items as they are not fresh and sometimes can be unhealthy to your body. Lukla and Namche Bazaar offers extensive range of places to eat as well. Please do not expect western meals prepared in the remote villages similar to the one you may eat in your home or restaurants in cities. They are basic meals served only to countdown your hunger. We will provide 3 meals; i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks on the trek. Generally, dinner and breakfast is served in a lodge and lunch is served during the walk / daytime. You will have full options or freedom to select your preferred items from a small menu provided by the lodge. Meals in the mountain tastes awesome comparing to cities as most raw materials are locally prepared without using chemicals. Everest View Trekking has wider meal options for trekkers comparing to other minor trekking routes.
We provide breakfasts even in Kathmandu at your hotel. You will have a menu to select your meals or foods will be served in buffet system. The hotel itself will select the appropriate method depending on the volume of customers.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be standard hotel. We will accommodate you in 3 star category hotel. You will be accommodated in an air conditioned private room. We provide one double room for two customers ( unless you are single customer ). These rooms will have either one double bed or two single beds. If you have special preference on bed selection then please inform us in advance, we will try to book the room appropriate for your stay.
We provide twin sharing rooms during Everest view trekking again unless you are single. Lodges in Everest region are high in standard comparing the ones in Annapurna and Langtang areas. You are likely to have no complains regarding your accommodation in this area but you won't believe that how these standard lodges are made in these remote places of Khumbu. Everest View Trek has numerous lodges for your meals and accommodation purposes. These lodges provide you rooms with blankets included in main places however we recommend you to carry own sleeping bag as well. We will be accommodating you in the lodges on the whole trek, there won't be any camping involved. These lodges have small rooms that provide basic lodging experience during your trek. Although the lodges are standard please do not expect high standard rooms specially in the mountains. If you are seeking luxury type of accommodation then please consider our Everest Luxury Trekking which involves luxury accommodation during the whole trek. Almost every rooms during the trek consists of two single beds that will accommodate two person. Even if you are traveling in a group and prefer single room then upon paying single supplement charges we will try our best to provide you single rooms. If we are unable to provide single rooms then we will refund your single supplement charges. Some places in Everest View Trekking only have basic small lodges that may not be comfortable sometime. We hope you will cooperate with us in these cases.
Everest View Trek is a mid level trekking route in terms of altitude and difficult. This trekking can be done throughout the year however February to May and October to December are better months comparing to other months i.e. June, July, January etc. During best months the sky is generally crystal clear, the views are breathtaking and the weather is lovely as well. June to September is monsoon season although trekking is still doable in this area. Trekkers do Everest View Trekking throughout the year. Monsoon is not good season; both for views and trails though few trekkers trek in this area everyday. During this period it rains frequently in the late afternoon, night and early morning that leaves the trail wet and slippery as well. The sky is cloudy. The views are not clear during monsoon season where mid winter season i.e. late December and January is very cold in high areas. Monsoon season may not show you any mountain views or will see only for a short time. March to April is the months of blossoming season of rhododendron and many other flowers which looks very beautiful lush of green forests. From October to December you will see more green forests in the region. Everest View Trekking is best during spring and winter season. As this is the ultimate adventure of your life we recommend you to plan the trek properly and during best months though Himalayan Leisure, Inc. will be able to arrange your trip throughout the year.
Highlights of the Trek
Everest View Trek has uncountable number of highlights. It's not easy to write them all in a small paragraph, the best way is to experience it yourself. However we have included some of the major highlights of the trek. The main highlight is the flight to Lukla airport. This flight is thrilling and adventurous as well; Lukla airport is considered as one of the 10 most dangerous airports in the world. We will be exploring several Buddhist monasteries during the trek, places like Namche Bazaar, Khumjung and Thame has beautiful monasteries. We may experience Sherpa culture and lifestyles by visiting these monasteries. Hundreds of snow capped Himalayan peaks are another major attraction of the trek. We will be seeing uncountable number of Himalayan peaks such as Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum Kangaro, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tabuche, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse etc. including the majestic MT. Everest. Everest is the highest point of the earth, that is undoubtedly major highlight of the trek. Everest region is impressive and Everest View Trekking is important part of it. From March to April you may also see forests blossoming with Rhododendron flowers. Everest View Trekking is undoubtedly an amazing trek that can't be explained with words. We hope you will enjoy this stunning adventure!
Equipment and Packing List
Everest View Trekking involves some of the wilderness treks in high altitude. This trek needs various equipment and gears however these list can vary depending on your fitness, experience, health conditions etc. Please consult with us if you have any confusions. We tried our best to list down most gears needed for the trek. All the gears might not be required for all trekkers. Please select the appropriate items from the list below. This list is for your valued information only. A majority of gears can be purchased in Kathmandu though the quality can be compromised. Most gears found in local markets are produced in China so the quality might not be as you expect. Some branded shops like The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, Sherpa Adventure Gear, Anta, Quechua etc. can be purchased in Kathmandu as well however there is no guarantee that you will find the equipment you are looking for in Kathmandu so we suggest you to get your gears in your home country where possible.
Head: - Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection
Lower Body: - Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet: - Thin, lightweight inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Upper Body: - T-shirts - Light and expedition weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket *
Hands: - Lightweight gloves - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Personal Hygiene: - Wet wipes (baby wipes) - Tissue /toilet roll - Anti bacterial hands wash
Accessories: - Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade * - Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries - Trekking Bags/Duffel bag * - Basic First Aid Kit - Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag - Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) - Trekking Poles - Water bottle (2) or camel bag - Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) - Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
Toiletries: - 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) - Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine hygiene products - Small mirror
Extras/Luxuries: - Binoculars - Reading book - Trail Map/Guide book - Journal & Pen - Walkman - Pencils and small notebooks - Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble - Swimming customs (Kathmandu and Trek)
Have a memorable trip with Himalayan Leisure, Inc!