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Everest View Trek is the fastest way to get the alluring panorama of Mount Everest (8848m) while visiting Sherpa villages and experiencing Sherpa traditions in a short period. Everest View trek offers breathtaking sceneries of scattered villages and beautiful mountains of the Khumbu region, including Mt. Everest (8848m).
This 8 days long Trek begins with a thrilling scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trail covers diverse landscapes with the beautiful Sherpa villages of Phakding, Monjo, Jorsalle, Namche, Khumjung, and Khunde. The trail also includes Buddhist monasteries, Chortens, prayer flags, and Mani walls, making the journey even more alluring. You make your way to Namche Bazaar, the heart of Khumbu, and also the famous tourist hub where you will get to experience the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa ethnics. The main highlight of this trek is Everest View Hotel (3962m) from where you get a close-up view of Mt. Everest (8848m). Not only Everest (8848m), you will get glimpses of mountains like Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and many others. Also, you will visit the famous Khumjung Monastery where you will find 300 years old skull of the Yeti. This trek also includes Sagarmatha National Park which is enlisted as a world heritage site by UNESCO and is home to endangered species of animals like the snow leopard and the Himalayan Tahr. Everest View Trek is the perfect blend of natural beauty and outstanding culture of the local people of the Khumbu region making the journey worth it.
Join Himalayan Recreation Treks and Expedition for an unforgettable trip to the Himalayan terrain of Khumbu and enjoy the view of Everest (8848m) in the best way. Our professional team members and staff are all experts in the tourism field, and always have the satisfaction and comfort of our clients of the utmost importance at all times. With us, you are guaranteed a great trekking experience with the best services.
Everest view trek is the best alternative for other Everest region treks. Especially, if you have less time on your hands but want to explore the Khumbu region, there cannot be a better option than this one offering some of the best views in such a short period.
The trek provides you with some magnificent views of Mount Everest (8848m), and several other mountains like; Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Nuptse, Lhotse, Khanga, etc. Offering you with a once in a lifetime opportunity of witnessing the majestic views of Mount Everest in such a short time, the Everest view trek is without a doubt the best short trek to commence on.
Similar to other treks in the Everest region, the Everest view trek as well offers you a prospect to learn and experience the culture of the Sherpa community. As the trek takes you through several traditional Sherpa villages, you can encounter their traditional lifestyle up close.
The main reason why you should consider this trek is because of its rewarding journey in such a short period. As most of the treks in the Khumbu region range more than two weeks, this is the only trip offering you a majestic trip in such a short time.
Travellers can expect some light physical activities.
Narayan Baniya (nature pathfinder) and Sumir Gyawali (yoga teacher) guide me in
this adventure. Actually they manage perfectly my short time and all the noisy
burocratic thinks like documents or Covid control. They makes me feel safely and
had care of me since the moment I reserved .. now I’m at home and still feel the
power of their experience, friendship and good nature. They makes me “enter” in
the Nepali lifestyle, from metropolitan Kathmandu until the top of the mountain
were the vibes are soo deep. Their good vibes are compatible with all, Sumir had a
clinical yogi eye and Narayan the calm you need to arrive over the clouds.. it was
like a day dreaming and I never forget this experience out of time. Thank you
A great & well organised experience. I highly recommend Himalayan
recreation to anyone planning to trek to the Annapurna Basecamp. Everything from
start to finish was all taken care of, taking away all of the stress of
organisation so that I could focus on enjoying the trek.
Ashok was very responsive on whatsapp at all times and was able to adapt the tour
when circumstances changed. For example, when my flight to Pokhara was cancelled,
Ashok arranged for a friendly driver to take me all the way there by private car
instead (I did have to wait 1.5 hours for the driver, but traffic in Kathmandu is
difficult). My guide Santosh and porter Bal were very friendly and accommodating
and were good company during the trek. They have the English skills required to
answer the majority of questions, particularly relating to the trek. Overall, a
very good experience.
The trek itself is very beautiful. It has everything, including rural villages
with rice terraces, bamboo forests, and epic mountains. The accommodation is basic
but everything you need for a trek (much better than camping). The weather
forecast is inaccurate - I enjoyed decent weather despite the forecast being
constant rain/thunder. I found the difficulty to be much easier than others state,
and could have completed the trek in 5-6 days. Almost anyone with a decent level
of fitness would be able to complete this trek (adjusting the duration to
The Annupurna Poon Hill Trip is a lovely trek through the lower elevations of the
Annupurna range of the Himalayas. Starting from Pokhara, a 90 minute drive in a
taxi drops us off at the beginning of the trek and then goes up from there. My
guide, Raj, was absolutely awesome and provided a lot of great information about
the area during our trek over the several days that this trek takes place. The
second day of the climb takes us to the small town of Ghorepani, and then an early
climb the next morning to Poon Hill.
I went on this trip in the 2nd year of the virus. According to my guide, the
number of travelers was still way down from pre-pandemic years. So, in one way, it
is a great time to travel since you will have most of the trails to yourself. The
tea houses are also pretty empty. The negative side to this is that there are
limited menu items and several places didn't have WiFi.
There are a few recommendations I would make about this trip. The first is the
ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. I took the bus and regretted it about halfway
there. While the distance is only 200 km, it took about 8 hours on the bus. If I
were to do this again, I would have opted for a 30 minute flight. It costs more,
but is so worth it.
Second, make sure you bring toilet paper with you on the trek. The tea houses I
stayed in during my trek didn't have any. So, bringing a roll of your own is a
huge help. And speaking of bathrooms, most of the toilets along the route are not
the western style sit-down toilets. Rather they are the hole in the grounds. So,
make sure to use the bathroom before leaving the tea house since the next
western-style toilet isn't until the next guest house, which could be a half day
Finally, if you have time after the trek, spend an extra day in Pokhara. It is
much more interesting than Kathmandu.
Otherwise, the trek was wonderful and the folks at Himalayan Recreation did a
great job in staying in touch, picking me up at the airport when I arrived in
Nepal, and provided excellent service all the way through.
This trip was the first we took with those guys. It was very nice, guide was
interesting and gave us a lot information about Bhaktapur and Nepal itself.
After they arranged few more trips for us. First was Chitwan national park and
jeep safari. After Pokhara and paragliding. And then return to Kathmandu. It was
very helpful to have someone local there who can arrange flights, pick ups, all
the activities and return wherever needed.
We didn't have more time, but all the time we had, they managed to organize for
us, without stressing or worrying.
I truly recommend them, because they are very responsible and helpful for any
situation. I firstly met them in Kathmandu for our first trip and they helped us
with all the others.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by one of our staff members. He/she will greet you and escort you to the hotel in Thamel. Then have some rest after such long travel, and in the evening, you will meet your guide who will provide you with further information about the coming trek. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Things to Look out for:
Meet and greet at the Airport.
Transfer to hotel and trip plan explanation.
Enjoy visiting the famous UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, which holds ancient history and showcases the beautiful Nepali arts and architecture. Another treasure includes the Pashupatinath Temple, the oldest and biggest Hindu shrine in the country. Also, visit the famous hill-top Swayambhunath Temple, also known as Monkey Temple, from where the best view of Kathmandu valley is seen. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Things to look out for:
A sacred Hindu treasure, Pashupatinath temple.
Shopping and stroll around Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Visit famous stupa Swayambhunath.
Keep in mind:
This is a sightseeing day where you can explore the heritage sites and famous landmarks around the Kathmandu valley. After your city exploration, in the evening you'll have a short briefing session with your guide where you can freely ask about the trek if you have any confusion.
The trekking journey begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Enjoying the picturesque view of snow-capped mountains and beautiful landscape, we arrive at the thrilling Tenzing-Hillary Airport. From Lukla, the trek to Phakding begins by walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River. Walking past the beautiful Sherpa villages, prayer wheels, and stupas with the first view of Mt. Kusum Khangkaru (6367m), we arrive in Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Thrilling flight to Lukla.
Sceneries of giant peaks during the flight.
It is a short thrilling flight to Lukla which can be scary to some as the Lukla airport is named as one of the most dangerous Airports in the world.
Leaving Phakding, we continue our trek towards Namche Bazaar, also known as “Gateway to Everest”. Ascending alongside Dudh Koshi River, we will arrive in Monjo, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Crossing small villages with a beautiful view of Mt. Thamserku (6618m) in the background, we arrive at the famous tourist hub, Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge.
Namche Bazaar is the biggest town in the Khumbu region.
Entering Sagarmatha National Park.
Early in the morning, we will hike towards Khumjung (3780m) and Khunde (3840m) villages. Here, we will visit the Khumjung Gompa and Khunde Hillary Hospital. Then we will walk down through the longest Mani wall in Khumbu to reach Everest View Hotel (3962m). You can enjoy a cup of butter tea at the hotel and witness a close-up view of Mt. Everest (8848m) along with other mountains. We then make our way back to Namche and visit the famous Sherpa Cultural Museum to know about Sherpa culture and tradition. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Things to look out for:
Hike to Khumjung and Khunde villages.
Exploration around Namche Bazaar.
Close-up views of Mt. Everest along with several other mountains.
This is the day when you'll be excursing Namche Bazaar as there are lots of things to look around. You'll hike up to Khumjung and Khunde village which offers some great views of mountains. Make sure to enjoy the views up close as you'll be hiking back to Lukla the next day.
From Namche, we make a downhill walk on a steep trail crossing several suspension bridges. We continue walking through beautiful rhododendron forests enjoying the view of Thamserku (6608m) and Kusum Khangkaru (6367m) in the background. Passing by small villages, Chortens, and prayer flags along the way, you will reach Lukla. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Small villages and monasteries are on the way.
The trail through rhododendron forests.
Bidding goodbye to the Himalayas, you will take a morning flight back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you can spend your time as you please, shopping or exploring the city on your own. Enjoy a fun dinner at one of the vibrant restaurants in Thamel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Short thrilling flight back to Kathmandu.
Farewell dinner at Kathmandu.
After arriving back in Kathmandu, you'll have an entire day on your hands. You can either choose to rest at your hotel or go shopping and excursion around the city. In the evening, you'll have a farewell dinner with our team as it is your last day in Nepal.
Approximately three hours before your flight, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport by one of the staff, from where you will depart, hopefully with amazing memories of the trekking journey.
All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
Kathmandu city tours, including tour guide, and private transportation
3 standard meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) during the trek
Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. We provide private bathrooms with hot showers in Lukla, Phakding and Namche.
Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)
Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Everest View trip.
Porter services (1 porter = 2 trekkers)
All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee & TIMS Fee-
First aid medicine kit
Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
Government taxes & office service charge
Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
Personal Travel insurance
Personal trekking equipment or expenses
Alcoholic drinks and beverages.
Tips for trekking guides, porters (tipping is expected)
Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
Best time to trek Everest View
Knowing about the weather condition of the place you're visiting beforehand is very crucial and plays an important role in how your trip will unfold. Although it is possible to trek in Nepal throughout the year, there are different pros and cons of trekking in every season. Among all the seasons, Spring and autumn are the two seasons considered best to trek in Nepal.
In the case of the Everest View trek, as it is a short trek comparatively at low altitude, it can trek any time of the year. But if you want to avoid the troubles, it is most safe and pleasing when trekked in the spring and autumn seasons. Spring and Autumn are the most suitable time to enjoy the diverse range of scenery that the trek offers. The weather is delightful with clear skies in the spring and the temperature is average with several plants & flowers starting to bloom during this season. Similar to the spring season, autumn is another perfect season to trek as the weather is very clear with moderate temperatures. You can also try trekking in the monsoon and winter if you want a less-crowded trail. But trekking in these seasons can be a little problematic because of the weather and temperatures.
Food during Everest View Trek
Compared to other regions, the Everest region is most developed and advanced in terms of trekking facilities. So, it is safe to say that you can expect a wide range of food choices during this trek. The menu ranges from traditional village foods to western foods. The breakfast usually includes traditional bread, eggs, potatoes, and soup while lunch and dinner items include Dal Bhat (lentil soup, rice, and veggies), fried rice, noodles, But you can also have other foods like; dumplings, pizza, and several other foods during this trek.
Accommodation during Everest View Trek
As the trek is at the lower Khumbu region, the accommodation facility is much better and more advanced. You can enjoy the hotel rooms with in-room showers, western-style flush toilets, a Free WIFI connection, and in-room plugs to charge your stuff during the trek.
Everest View Trek Difficulty
Everest view Trek falls under Moderate grade trek in the Everest region of Nepal. Moderate or Grade B level of trekking is tougher than Grade A and involves above one-week-long treks beyond the elevation of 3000m and below 5000m. This grade of trekking doesn't require trekkers to be experts but trekkers are required to be well-fit and in good health condition. Altitude gain per day can range between 400m-700m during the moderate grade of trekking. This is a perfect grade of trekking if you're looking for something exciting and active leading you closer to mountains.