Duration: 9 Days
Trip Grade: Easy
Best Season: Whole year
Altitude Max: 3867
Group Size: 1 - 10
Transportation: Private Vehicle and Flight Ticket
Accomodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House during the trekking
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Everest View Trekking takes you into close encounters with renowned peaks including Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m) et cetera. The views from Tyangboche Monastery makes the trek most remarkable. Insights into the Sherpa culture and their ritualistic beliefs, high altitude lifestyle, exotic landscapes all add up to a unique experience.
Everest View Trekking, a moderate trek set in the time frame of the busy gives excellent views of Everest without much gain in altitude(max: 3867m). Wide spectacular scenery, majestic mountains and unique Sherpa culture makes the teahouse/camping route outstanding. The trek is non-technical and acclimatization is duly taken into consideration.
After a short, yet exotic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, showing the scenic beauty of greenery the breathtaking white mountains and our trek begins. We leave the beautiful village of Lukla and take a short walk till Phakding where acclimatization activities await. The next day we move through pine forests and rhodondendron in the Sagarmatha National Park the route continues through forests and bridges to the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi river which ascends further up to Namche Bazaar (3440m). At Namche we rest one more day for acclimatization whilst enjoying this high altitude heaven and learning about Sherpa culture, high altitude lifestyle, rare flora and fauna, and Everest climbers. Tyangboche, our next village is homes the highest Buddhist monastery in the world (4100m) and is also renowned to be one of the best places for photographers to capture Mount Everest and other nearby peaks. The trek from Tyangboche to Namche is mostly downhill with a few steep ascents. We pass the traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde and a monastery with Yeti Scalp. The next days easy walk to Lukla via Monjo constitutes a few short uphills and dropping to cross the Bhote Koshi River a few times. The flight next day in the early morning from Lukla to Kathmandu marks the end of the trek.
Day 1 :Arrival to Kathmandu (1320)
Day 2 :Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m): 3-4 hour trek
Day 3 :Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5-6 hour trek
Day 4 :Namche Bazaar: Rest Day
Day 5 :Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) 5- 6 Hours
Day 6 :Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) 4-5 Hours
Day 7 :Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) takes about six hours
Day 8 :Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 9 :Departure Or extend your Program.
Day 1 :Arrival to Kathmandu (1320)Arrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 :Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m): 3-4 hour trekThe early flight to Lukla from Kathmandu airport after breakfast is thirty minutes of breathtaking mountain views. From the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, we move on to meet the rest of the crew and make arrangements and final preparations. The hike to Phakding takes around three hours and passes the Chaurikharka village to follows the Dudhkoshi River, a short one to assist acclimatization. Overnight stay in a lodge.
Day 3 :Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5-6 hour trekToday’s walk starts along pine forests and pasture lands with several suspension bridges to cross at various points of the Dudh Koshi River. Upon reaching the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi, the climb becomes steeper. After walking for about two hours, we reach a viewpoint giving the first sight of Mount Everest. After passing Jorsale, we reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest and a trading center as well where we take rest for the day.
Day 4 :Namche Bazaar: Rest DayNamche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries et cetera. Although it’s rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place including the Tourist Visitor Center where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed.
Day 5 :Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) 5- 6 HoursWe follow the trail that climbs the top of a ridge offering a panorama of Thamserku, Kusum Kangrib and Kantega. After walking around a branch ridge, the views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Tawetse and Nuptse suddenly become unveils. We then start descending and come to the crossroad with one way leading to Gokyo valley. Walking through the village of Trashinga, we soon reach the Dudh Koshi River. The first half of the climb to Tyangboche is strenuous, however eases off as the trail approaches forested area. With splendid views in the backdrop, the climb along the mountainside leads to a stone gate that marks the entrance to Tyangboche. The sunset falling on Everest and Ama Dablam makes for an outstanding view. Tyangboche gives one of the best panoramic views of the snow giants. You can spend your night in front of the monastery in a lodge.
Day 6 :Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) 4-5 HoursDescending along the busy trail through forests of rhododendron, fir and juniper we reach the bridge of Phungitenga after which the climb is steep for about an hour. The walk further on to Namche is long and winding and passes traditional Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Khunde. We also pass a monastery that preserves the only Yeti Scalp, and Khunde Hospital which is funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. The walk further on to Namche is pleasant and scenic where we stay overnight.
Day 7 :Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) takes about six hoursThe trek back to Lukla via Monjo is a pleasant on except for some short climbs. After crossing the Bhote Koshi River a couple of times, the last 45 minutes to Lukla is an uphill climb. This marks the end of our trek. We spend a night in a lodge.
Day 8 :Fly from Lukla to KathmanduAn early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The taking off is a dramatic scene just as the landing. The rest of the day can be used for sightseeing or relaxation and celebration.
Day 9 :Departure Or extend your Program.Departure from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also extend your trip by opting for another program.
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