Everest View Trek is a ten-day trekking package where you get to hike to various places in the Khumbu region, giving you different angled views of Mount Everest. The trip starts and finishes in Kathmandu where you fly into Lukla, the starting and ending point of the hikes and then return to Kathmandu by air.
In truth, Everest View Trek takes you first to Namche Bazaar via Pakding from Lukla and from where you hike on a course, first to Everest View Hotel, an iconic in itself from where you not only get a cinematic view of Everest from a vantage point but of the all round scenic wonders of the region. Then we hike to Tengboche which has a Monastery, one of the oldest in the region dating back to the 1920s giving us a taste of the historical religion of Buddhism and also of the astonishing scenery of the area in which it is along with snow-capped Mountain peaks of the area. Then onto Mojo give one a panoramic view of the other Himalayan ranges along with Everest. While in the Khumbu region, you seem to be welcome everywhere with prayer flags tied to the pinnacles of each place with them fluttering in the air ascending the prayers to heaven. Then there are the Mani wall, prayer wheel with the Buddhist prayer inscribed in them and the chorten gates to each village and Monastery you pass, seeming to welcome you into their folds. On the trails, you will encounter the herdsmen take their yaks to pasture in the fodder available somewhere. All and other with the integration of man into nature makes this Everest View Trek a memorable experience. So much you might consider taking other Everest Treks of longer duration.
Though the trek might be one of the short ones, there is much that you would gain. If you would like to spend a longer time in this region, then you should try out Everest Luxury Trek and Everest Base Camp Trekking. The first being you get at a look at the world’s highest mountain from a number of different angles while on the trek such as from Everest View Hotel and from Mojo. Then having visited the Monastery at Dingboche which parts with a bit of its history, in the surreal world in which it was built. Then to get a taste of the culture, tradition and walk of life so well entrenched into the landscape, sets it apart from others that you might have encountered on other treks elsewhere on earth. Finally, to get to visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, gives you an insight and somewhat of an understanding of why what is so evolved in such a way, two worlds set apart but a part of the whole. So much when you are finished with your short Everest View Trek in Nepal, you will return home with sweet memories making you want to take treks to other places of the country with the plethora of trekking destination to be had, such as Annapurna Region Trek, Langtang Region Trek, Mustang Region Trek and Everest Region Trek. Plus the unpolluted air you breathe and the natural wonder seen on the trek, rejuvenates the body, mind and soul taking you back to whatever you do, a better person.
Should I try this trek?
For all good reason yes, like any other trekking destination in Nepal, this trek is done away from what modern civilization has to offer, yet not far away from it. Though mostly all parts of Nepal have been touch by the bounties of it, people in the rural parts of it retain a major part of their historical tradition. Plus, it may seem remote to you, but you are in some of the safest parts of the world. The people in the region are the most helpful. They go all out of their way to make anyone’s stay in the region. It is only their Buddhist faith that allows them to stay the simple way they do. The guide which is always with you gives you the necessary guidance as to how to go about the trek making the daily hike seem easy. Trying out this trek might make you consider taking other treks in the other destination Nepal has to offer.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for Everest View Trek
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Lukla (flight- 40 min) to Phakding (2652m) 5-6 hours
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours
Day 05 : Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 4-5 hours
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 5-6 hours
Day 07 : Tengboche to Monjo 5-6 hours
Day 08 : Monjo to Lukla 5-6 hours
Day 09 : Lukla to Kathmandu (flight) 40 min
Day 10 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination
- Witness magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks on the cards while flying across Nepal’s sky, and excitement level proliferates as the plane cuts through different hills to land on the Kathmandu Valley
- Enjoy sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites
- Explore ancient traditional Nepali bazaars in Kathmandu, Lukla, and Namche Bazaar
- Board terrific Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flights known for mind-blowing sceneries
- Pass through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
- Witness Mt. Everest from a close range
- Visit Tengboche Monastery renowned as one of the famous monasteries in the region situated at a height of 3860m
- Visit Sir Edmund Hillary School in Khumjung
- Experience authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style villages where inhabitants follow different traditional ways of livings
- Witness variety of floras and faunas