Everest View Trekking Route, also known as the Everest Panorama Trek, is a short yet delightful trekking experience in the Everest region. Suitable for trekkers of all ages with decent physical fitness, this trek takes you to the land of legendary Sherpa community. Enjoy the unique culture, traditions, ancient heritage of the Sherpa people. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of mountains and marvelous landscape. Witness the glorious and ever-enchanting Himalayas. On the Everest View, Trekking Route enjoys an excellent view of world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest without ascending into higher altitudes. This expedition provides the opportunity to meet the legendary Sherpa community. Furthermore, you can witness the diverse flora and fauna as well as marvel at the rich culture. This trek starts with the short flight to Lukla.
Everest View Trekking Route starts with the exploration of Kathmandu. The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is the cultural hub, with linkages to the medieval history of Nepal. A short flight of around 35 minutes takes us to the starting point of the trek. We land in the town of Lukla at the Tenzing Hillary Airport, an airport named after the first legendary climbers of Everest.
Trekking continues that day to the village of Phakding. Our trek continues towards the unofficial Sherpa capital of Namchhe Bazaar. Along the way, we traverse through the forests adorned with rhododendron, lush vegetation and cross many suspension bridges over the torrential Dudh Koshi River before entering the Sagarmatha National Park just outside the settlement of Jorsale. Along the trek, we will encounter the unique culture of the region, marvelous views of the Himalaya, and a few challenging climbs.
We will get to see stunning views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Tawache, Kusum, Kangaroo, and other neighboring peaks. This area contains abundant wildlife such the rare and endangered Himalayan Thar, Danphe, Musk Deer and more. Further on the trail of Everest View Trekking Route, we explore the villages of Khumjung (a village with ancient monastery known for housing skull of a Yeti). As well as the famous Tengboche Monastery, the highest point of our trek, in the village of Tengboche.
Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery in Khumbu (Everest) Region, the Tengboche Monastery is also the terminus site of the “Sacred Sites Trail Project.” This project covers 10 monasteries in the region. Furthermore, the village of Tengboche is surrounded by a marvelous panoramic view of the Himalayas. After exploring we will come back on the same trail and explore the villages of Khunde, Phortse, Jorsale, Benkar, Phakding, and others before wrapping up the trek at Lukla and flying back to Kathmandu.
Everest View Trekking Route is for the trekkers with the short amount of time who want to explore the beauty of the region and experience the vastness of the Himalayas. March to May and mid-September to December are the preferred seasons for trekking. Join Trekking Planner Nepal for an enriching, delightful trek in the Everest region with professional service and carefully planned itineraries that ensure your safety and comfort. In this trek, which can be introductory for novice adventurers, you can include your kids and elderly members for a fun and memorable experience that shall last the lifetime.
- Scenic short flights both ways from Kathmandu with amazing mountain views
- Spectacular panorama of high peaks with towering South Face of Mt. Everest
- Enjoy scenic and cultural walks on high Khumbu valley within dramatic scenery
- A pleasant time at Namche Bazaar enjoy local traditional life of Sherpa people
- Within beautiful Thyangboche monastery surrounded by mountains and forest
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
- Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2828m//9279ft) 35min and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk
- Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk
- Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazar
- Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3850m//12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 07: Trek to Khumjung (3753m/12313ft) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 08: Trek to Monjo (2835m/9303ft) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 09: Trek from Manjo to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu(1350m/4430ft)
- Day 11: Final departure
- All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
- Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
- 03 night twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
- National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
- A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
- 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
- We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
- Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
- First add kit box
- Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
- Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
- All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerar
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Meals during the traveling time
- Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights accommodation.
- Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
- Day pack
- Trekking shoes
- Sports shoes or sandals
- Sun Hat/cap
- Warm woolen cap
- Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
- Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
- Pullover or warm sweeter
- 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
- Hand gloves
- 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
- 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
- Sun glasses
- Water bottle
- 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
- Flash or Torch light
- Camera and batteries
Difficulties rating of Everest view Trekking
Someone who is easily able to hike 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be fit enough to do this trek. There are stone steps up and down which are uneven. Due to some long descents, your legs may feel shaky so we recommend the use of walking poles. The maximum altitude of the trek is 5545m, so you need to be careful about your health and altitude related risks. To properly acclimatize one needs to walk slowly and drink lots of water.
Safe drinking water on Everest view Trek
Generally, you can find bottled water at lower altitude but it gets harder to find it at higher elevations. Furthermore, it gets more expensive. In those higher altitudes, we recommend you drink previously boiled water which can be purchased at tea houses for a small fee. You can also bring chlorine tablets or a backcountry rated water filter to purify your water if you wish. Due to the lack of regulation and difficulty of disposing of plastic bottles it is highly encouraged to use boiled water. This is very helpful to protect our environment.
Recharging Batteries and Electronic Items on Everest View Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like cameras, batteries, iPods, phones etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hour for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Everest view Trek
During your trek you might come across some cute, sweet children that you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens. Many trekkers have felt the same. But it is best not to do so because it encourages them to beg. While trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave valuables behind. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.
Use a dustbin and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage until dustbin facilities are available. Do not litter on the trail. Please be conscious of conserving the environment.
Spending Money per Day
This mainly depends on your spending habits. Normally you should allocate US $9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. While trekking, US $10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Everest view Trek
You should be sufficiently protected. It is required to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Everest view Trek
All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian style squat toilets. Toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet room.
On this trekking route local people have built tea house lodges. They are quite charming and include food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two single beds. While staying in the tea houses you will have the opportunity to interact with the charming local people and experience their hospitality. Don't be shy, say Namaste!
Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitude, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:
- Sleepy but can’t sleep
- Loss of appetite
Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
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- Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
- Free Cancellation
- No Down payment
- No Deposit
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