Description

The Everest View Trek is one of the easiest treks compared to some other treks. The Everest View trekking area of Nepal is denoted as one of the shortest Everest Treks. It is great for a superb and panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8848) and a close look at the Sherpa community and their culture. This is an ideal trek for those who are not fit enough to walk all the way to Everest Base Camp or for those who do not have more time.

 

This trek offers classic, close views of Everest and other Khumbu mountains as well as cultural insight on the lives of the legendary Sherpa’s of the Everest region. The attractions of this area are the majestic mountains, the high mountain villages, the isolated monasteries, and the panoramic views of snowy mountains. Everest view trekking provides a good insight into Sherpa culture without the struggle of high altitude trekking. The story of the yeti is a myth in the Khumburegion that is still alive.

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour

Day 03: Katmandu to Lukla – Trek to Phakding (2700m.)

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m.)

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.)

Day 07: Acclimatization day inTengboche

Day 08: Tengboche to Namche (3440m.)

Day 09: Namche to Lukla (2840m.)

Day 10: Flight to Kathmandu

Day 11: Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Departure.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

You arrive in Kathmandu and you will be picked up in the airport you will be taken to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu, where you will spend your first night.

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour

Today you will visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with one of our guides. In the morning after having breakfast you will go and visit the Buddhist and Hindu temples Boudhanath and Pashupatinath, which reflect the culture and tradition of the Nepalese society. After having visited these temples you will go to Kathmandu Durbar square in Basantapur, later in the afternoon we will pay a visit to Swayambhunath, the famous monkey temple and in the evening you will return to your hotel.

Day 03: Katmandu to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2700m.)

In the morning you have a scenic flight of 30 - 35 minutes to Lukla (2800m.) from Kathmandu. During the flight you can see the snowcapped mountains and green fields below. From Lukla we start our walk and head to Phakding passing through the forest and then we follow the river bank of the DudhKoshi River. In Phakding you can climb to the Gumpa to see your first view of the high peaks. We spend the night in Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)

From Phakding the trail follows the DudhKoshi River and eventually we reach Zamphuti. From there we can see excellent views of the  Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of the local people. From Chomoa, the trail climbs to Monjo (2840m.) and we will enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). From there we will walk some distance to Jorsale, from where we will climb while we enjoy views of Mount Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m.).Finally the trail will reach the street of Namche Bazaar, here we will stay overnight at a guest house.

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.)

Today will be a resting day, for proper acclimatization.We will combine this with an excursion. We will hike to Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to see some of the highest mountain tops such as Mount Everest, AmaDablam, Thamserku, Lhotse and a few others. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the local Sherpa and Rai people.

Day 06: Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.)

We will leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge and then descend to DudhKoshi River at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge as we hike up the steep path to Tengboche. When you reach Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Tengboche has the largest Monastery of the Khumbu region, we will stay there overnight at a Tea house.

Day 07: Rest at Tengboche

Today is a free day, we will spend some time around Tengboche. From Tengboche we can see the beauty of Mount Everest (8848m.) and its neighboring peaks such as AmaDablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and other peaks. As said before Tengboche also hoasts the famous Tengboche Monastery. We will explore the monastery and if you like you could speak with the monks over there.

Day 08: Tengboche to Namche (3440m.)

This day we retrace our route to Namche Bazaar. We descend on the steep path to the DudhKoshi and then make our way to Namche Bazaar, where we will stay overnight in a guest house.

Day 09: Namche to Lukla (2840m.)

Today we return toLukla where the trek began. In Lukla, you will have some time to enjoy and to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. We will spend the night at a guesthouse in Lukla.

Day 10: Flight to Kathmandu)

Today we will fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu, during this flight you may be able to get a few last glimpses of the mountains you have recently visited. On arrival in Kathmandu we will be picked up from the airport and go to the hotel where we started our adventure we will spend the night there.

Day 11: Leisure day in Kathmandu.

This day can be used to visit different neighborhoods, like Thamel, and do some souvenir shopping. In the evening we will host a farewell dinner. This day is also a spare day in case we experience bad weather and will not be able to leave Lukla in time.

Day 12: Departure.

End of the trip, you will be picked from the hotel and we will take you to Kathmandu International Airport where you will depart Nepal.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops offs in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse / guest house accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

 

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu, apart from farewell dinner
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Departures

This is departure.

Information

How to trek to view

 

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the summit.

 

What’s it like trekking to Everest View?

Aside from breathtaking scenery, travelers to the region can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. Days are filled with walking for the sheer pleasure of it, past colorful prayer wheels and across swing bridges straight out of an Indiana Jones movie, while evenings are rewarded with hot food and conversation with like-minded people around the dining-room fire.

The heady mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a personal sense of achievement, as well as warm Nepalese hospitality from the people of the Solukhumbu region, makes the Everest view trek one of the worlds most unforgettable.

 

When should I make the trek?

From March to May and from September to December. It gets hot in May, just before the monsoon season; be prepared for possible rain. December reaches below-zero temperatures but the days are still beautiful and there are fewer trekkers (but remember to wrap up warm in the evenings).

 

Journey with Us

A trekking company, Himal Reisen offers the advantage of having everything arranged for you, including airport transfers, accommodation and porters and/or guides and their insurance.

 

How do you get in shape?

Nothing can really prepare you for the trek’s extreme hills and altitude of up to 4000m. But don’t be put off – people with average fitness can do this trek. ‘Slow and steady’ is the key to achieving, and enjoying, your trek.

Prepare with cardiovascular training several times a week: cycling, swimming, hill climbing and lots of walking. Aim for a five-hour walk once a week. Seek out hills or find a tall building and repeatedly walk up and down the stairs.

 

What should You take?

Pack lightly – aim for 10 to 15kg. Consider your porter’s load before you include that big bottle of shampoo or pair of jeans.

A fleece jacket, down jacket and thermal underwear are a must, as the Himalaya gets cold above 3000m any time of the year. Also take two pairs of long pants, two or three T-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton – that wick away sweat), and another warm jumper or light fleece.

Footwear requires lightly broken-in boots, trekking socks, and sneakers or sandals for evenings. You will also need a raincoat, gloves, woollen hat, sunhat and polarised sunglasses. A good sleeping bag (rated to -20°C/0°F) is essential; if it’s winter, a thermal liner makes it extra toasty.

Opt for travel-size toiletries, including a good sunscreen, lip balm, travel towel and tissues. Baby wipes are handy for days when you can’t shower.

We provided first aid kit should include medication for diarrhea. Using two 1L water bottles with water purification tablets is a reliable and safe way to drink water – and more environmentally friendly than buying bottled water from lodges.

 

Staying healthy and safe on the trek

Take your time. Altitude sickness can affect anybody – even the extremely fit. (The acclimatization days, usually at Namche set for a reason.) Watch for signs of altitude sickness: symptoms include headaches, dizziness, sleeplessness, loss of appetite and breathlessness. Bring a supply of the medication Diamox for treatment; if symptoms persist, descend.

Be vegetarian. As tempting as it is to try a juicy yak steak or ‘buff burger’, be aware that all meat is carried up by porters from below Lukla due to the no-killing policy in Sagamartha National Park, so by the time you have it, it’s getting old. The safest, healthiest option is to eat dal bhat (lentil soup with rice) – it’s made fresh daily and is a great source of protein and energy. As the saying goes, ‘Dal bhat power, 24 hour!’

Cover up. The sun here is harsh, so use a good sunscreen and reapply regularly. Wear long-sleeved tops, long pants and a light scarf – or be prepared to blister.

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