Known also as the Everest Panorama Trekking, the Everest View Trek probably is the best trekking in the Everest Region when you are short on time. Though this is a short trek to the Khumbu Region, the beauty of this trip cannot be compared to any other. The semi-alpine vegetation, the alpine animals, the Sherpa culture, and the Tibetan influenced architecture, all calls for a great trip.
The trek starts from Lukla the same as other trekking packages of the Everest Region. Enjoy the Himalayan views while on the flight to Lukla. After you set foot at Lukla, follow an easy trail towards Phakding and then to the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. A hard trek sees our arrival at Namche, the trading hub of the Khumbu Region. Resting for a day doesn’t hurt, right? During the day, we’ll be in our first destination, Everest View Hotel, from where the Mahalangur Mountain Range looks supernatural. Also, let’s not forget about the photo gallery and the cultural museum at the Bazaar!
After Namche, our hike takes us to the home of the oldest monastery of the country, Tengboche. Oh and the Tengboche Monastery is also the largest monastery of the Khumbu Region. Hike back to the village of Kyangjuma instead of hiking uphill to Dingboche, which will then shower us with the heavenly landscape views of the Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, and the most beautiful peak of Nepal, Ama Dablam.
To give you a slight hint of what we would find in store for us, it’s not only the Mahalangur Mountain Range, not only the alpine vegetation, not only the cultural artifacts, but also the Sherpa lifestyle and the local language.
Let’s make this trip an epic one
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
Walk through the Pine forests to reach the Zam Phute village and across a rivulet to arrive at Tok Tok. Follow an uphill trail to Benkar before crossing a bridge to get to Chumao, a TIMS checkpoint. A short walk to the entry point of the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, Monjo from where a steep descent will see our arrival at Jorsalle. Across a large suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers to climb up gradually to reach the marketing hub of the Khumbu Region, Namche Bazaar in about 3 hours. Enjoy the views of the Eastern Himalayas!
Fly to Lukla (2860 meters) and Trek to Phakding (2610 meters)
30 minutes is far from enough to get to one of the bewitching airports in the world, the Lukla Airport. Though dangerous, Lukla Airstrip AKA Tenzing and Hilary Airport offers the first closest peek of the Mahalangur Mountain Range. Start walking towards the Cheplung Village as the path descends down to Thado Koshi to finally get past a large suspension bridge to arrive at Ghat. An easy walk downhill from Ghat ensures our arrival at Phakding.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1440 meters)
Set foot at the Tribhuvan International Airport where our representative will transfer you to your hotel. Settle in and freshen up prior to meeting up with the guide and discussing about the upcoming trek. And, don’t forget to try out your first ever typical Nepali cuisine.
Be a lark and enjoy the crack of dawn at Namche. Following breakfast, walk towards the Syanboche Airport, the closest to Mount Everest yet unpaved airstrip of Nepal. Later, hike up to the Everest View Hotel, the highest altitude hotel in the world, and enjoy a 360 degree view of the Mahalangur Mountain Range, also the Everest. Back to Namche to explore Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. Moreover, enjoy the typical Sherpa culture while at it!
Trek to Tengboche (3860 meters)
Rest day is up now, it’s time for us to walk to Syangboche. Moving towards Thame from here sees the start of the Everest High Pass Trek. Today’s trek comprises of the most-well-settled trail in this region. A wide open road from Syangboche makes way for Kyangjuma village and forward through pine forest takes us to Leushyasa and then to Phunki Thanka following a steep downhill. Slow uphill will make way to Tengboche, a Sherpa settlement with the largest monastery of Khumbu region. Enjoy Ama Dablam, Everest, and Rhododendron, Blue Pines along the way.
Trek to Kyangjuma AND Trek to Phakding (2610 meters)
A hard and easy day mixed at one! For Everest Base Camp Trekking, the trail hikes up to Dingboche but as we need to get back, a straight-forward descend takes us to Phunki Thanka. Follow a steep uphill climb to get to Leushyasa and from there, walk through a pine forest to arrive at Kyangjuma. While here, enjoy the uninterrupted views of the Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, and even the mighty Everest.
Walk on an open road to Syangboche and trek to Namche. Prior to a hike uphill to Jorsalle, descend towards a long suspension bridge. Easy walk towards Monjo and then to Chumao. Follow the same rugged trails towards Benkar and Zam Phute before finally making it to Phakding.
Trek to Lukla (2860 meters)
Ascend towards Ghat and walk across a large suspension bridge to Thado Koshi. An uphill climb afterwards will see us at Cheplung. The path towards Lukla from here is as easy as pie. Take a hot shower and enjoy the rest of the day!
Fly to Kathmandu (1440 meters)
Get the last look at the Mahalangur Mountain Range and bid farewell to them! An early morning flight will see us back at the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.
This day marks the official end of your trek! If you have plans to stay and explore Nepal more, we can arrange scenic tailor-made trips for you. However, for those of you having to travel back, we will arrange your travel to the airport and wish you a happy journey ahead.