Everest View Trekking - 9 Days

Everest View Trekking - 9 Days
Everest View Trekking - 9 Days
Everest View Trekking - 9 Days
At a Glance
Duration9 Days
Trip GradeEasy
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude3,867m/12,687 ft at Tengboche Monastery
Group Size1-20
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleTrek
Best TimeSpring & Autumn

The Everest View Trekking is a captivating short 9-day adventuresome journey through the heart of the Solukhumbu district, Khumbu region of Nepal, noted for its unique cultural and natural attractions brought in by the circuit of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). This 9-day trip is one of the best alternatives to connect to the true essence of the Everest region at low risk of acute mountain sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness.

Often, it is also referred to as the Tengboche Everest View Trek, offering the everlasting vistas of some of the tallest snow-capped peaks on earth, such as Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and others, including the highest point on the planet, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). This Everest View Trek is an ideal option for those with a limited amount of time or those who do not prefer a longer-day expedition reaching the Everest Base Camp, giving trekkers and travelers an immediate immersion in the stunning natural beauty and harmonious Sherpa culture of the region.

The trekking route to Tengboche in the Everest region meanders through charming villages, dense rhododendron forests, sparse alpine meadows, and numerous thrilling hanging bridges draped with colorful prayer flags, gradually ascending to the largest monastery in the Everest region, Tengboche, in less than two weeks. The spiritual hub, perched at 3,867 m, provides unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped Himalayas; hence, the journey to view Everest from the Tengboche monastery is one of the greatest ways to experience everything Everest has to offer, including the Lukla Airport, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, and the Hotel Everest View Hotel, excluding the marking of the footprints at base camp from the classic odyssey.

Therefore, the Tengbcohe Everest View Trekking is a suitable holiday for every adventure lover with an average fitness level rambling for 5–6 hours each day, passing through alpine forests, amusing valleys, and the majority of the attractions of the Everest trekking region along the glacier-fed rivers of Dudh Koshi and Bhote for a wholesome Himalayan experience, whether you are a nature lover, photography enthusiast, family trekker, or extraordinary mountain climber.

Trek Highlights

  • A thrilling 35-minute flight over to the gateway of the Everest trekking region, Lukla.
  • Epic glimpses of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku in less than a week of trekking.
  • Explore the culturally, historically, and naturally rich mountain towns of the Sherpa people, Namche Bazaar, Lukla, and Monjo.
  • Embark through the Sagarmatha National Park, with its extraordinary dramatic landscape of mountains, glaciers, and deep river valleys.
  • Golden opportunity to spot exotic Himalayan wildlife such as musk deer, Himalayan Gaint Tahr, snow leopard, and bear.
  • Walk along the premises of the largest monastery in the Everest Trekking region, Tengboche Monastery, to seek blessings from the Buddhist Gurus, Lamas, and Monks.
  • Connect to the unspoiled culture, tradition, and lifestyles of the Sherpa people.
  • Catch an early sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas from Tengboche and many more.

What can you anticipate at Everest View Trekking?

Located in northeastern Nepal within the Khumbu region, Everest View Hiking offers an amazing amalgamation of adventure, culture, and raw Himalayan beauty dominated by the stunning sights of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam under the Sagarmatha National Park Area, a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, while the Tengboche monastery serves as an ultimate destination.

Although the Everest View Trekking is a golden opportunity for trekkers to explore and discover the cultural and natural beauty of the region without the commitment of a longer, more strenuous hike, visitors, hikers, or travelers can anticipate amazingly daredevils flights to Lukla, ascending through lush rhododendron, oak, and pine forests, crossing scenic suspension bridges, and more while resting for the nights at various tea houses along the way.

The major highlights of this short expedition to the Everest region include strolling around the hustling and bustling Sherpa town, Namche Bazar, the religious Tengboche Monastery, and traditional Sherpa towns following the river shore of the Bhote Khosi in initial days, and Dudh Koshi later on flowing directly from the melting of ice that also gives life to the vast variety of flora and fauna protected by the national park area as described below:

An adrenaline-rushing flight to Lukla

Like most of the Himalayan journeys to the Everest region, such as the Gokyo Lake Trekking, Everest Base Camp Tour, or Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Odyssey, the Everest View Trekking also begins with a scenic flight to Lukla Airport, officially known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport, at an altitude of 2,860 m (9,383 ft).

Serving as the primary gateway for trekkers and climbers heading to Mt. Everest for various purposes, be it conquering the base camp, the summit itself, or simply circumnavigating the Everest encompassment, Lukla is renowned for being one of the most challenging airports in the world, featuring a single, short runway stretching only 527 m (1,729 ft) with a dramatic incline.

It will be adrenaline-rushing to board a small twin-engine aircraft landing at the Lukla airport during the Everest View Trek as you ascend over the lush valleys and snow-capped peaks filled with Himalayan scenery. The real thrill comes as the aircraft approaches the short, steep runway, creating an exhilarating sense of survival.

Various perspectives at the top of the world, Mt. Everest (8,848m) from Tengboche Monastery

The main focal point of the Everest View Trekking is the Tengboche Monastery itself, a significant cultural and spiritual center of Buddhists in the region nestled amidst the towering mountain ranges at an altitude of 3,867 m that has outstanding views of Mt. Everest, an awe-inspiring sight to have witnessed.

Although the panoramic vista watches over the whole journey, the monastery captures the most striking majesty of Everest along with its neighboring peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, and lovely Ama Dablam, especially when these peaks bathe in a golden glow in the serene and spiritual dimension of the breathtaking landscape to enjoy at its fullest during the nine days of Everest View trekking.

The alpine tour to Tengboche hence definitely adds to the profound feelings of tranquility and connection to the natural and spiritual world to cherish by every trekker and pilgrim alike, evoking a transformative journey of a lifetime.

The natural haven, the Sagarmatha National Park

During the Everest View trek, the route to the destination goes through Sagarmatha National Park, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites characterized for its pristine environment, dramatic landscapes, and diverse ecosystems, home to the iconic Mt. Everest, covering an area of 1,148 square kilometers.

The national park features some of the most astonishingly rugged terrains, with deep gorges, glacial valleys, towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, streams, and rivers rich in a wide array of flora and fauna, including endangered species like the snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan tahr, and others, which also boast unique alpine and subalpine herbs, shrubs, and trees.

Further, established in 1976, Sagarmatha National Park is not only a wildlife sanctuary but also a cultural center inhabited by the worldwide cherished people and their centuries-old culture, customs, and traditions, offering a spiritual retreat, cultural insight, and majestic natural beauty like never before, even during the short trek to the Everest region called Everest View Trekking.

The capital city of the Sherpa people, Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazar is the main trading and administrative hub of the Everest region, the heartland of Sherpa people to stop for and take much-needed rest, at least spending two nights at an altitude of 3,400 m, serving as the central point for any sort of adventure in the Upper Khumbu with several eateries, bars, shops, ATMs, and banks even for the Everest View Trekking.

Usually, the town is characterized by its terraced landscape, traditional Sherpa architecture, and vibrant marketplace facing towards the alluring Kawangde Ri and Thamserku, which possess the historical Sherpa Culture Museum along with other modern amenities blending well with the charm of Sherpa hospitality with the necessities for adventurers in the Himalayas, a must to explore the town for sure!

The best ideal Himalayan trek for everyone, anytime

The trekking trail to Tengboche monastery to view Everest from various perspectives is usually well maintained, facilitating a number of tea houses and local lodges opened and managed by the locals from the area relatively in the lower altitudes, minimizing the potential for altitude sickness.

Therefore, the Everest View Trekking is accessible year-round as one of the moderately difficult Himalayan jauntings, making it a perfect destination for trekkers of variable fitness levels, experiences, and age groups. Nonetheless is not only a visual feast being treated to the panoramic sight of the Everest and other mythical peaks but also a cultural journey, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the rich traditions and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people.

The Best 9 Day itinerary and trekking route for the Everest View Hike

The adventure to the Everest view Trek begins in Kathmandu, followed by an incredible flight to Lukla, winding through the verdant hills and forests, typical mountain dwellings, and rhododendron-filled valleys, simultaneously ascending to the historic Tengboche monastery from Phakding and Namche Bazar.

The trek progresses with the retreating unmatchable views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other sky-perching Himalayan giants crafting a memorable backdrop for this Himalayan adventure that retarces the route onwards Tengboche to return to Kathmandu valley.

This 9-day itinerary and route by Ammonite Adventures and Treks is customizable to cater to the various needs, preferences, and fitness levels of trekkers and is considered the best trail for the Everest View voyage, even for the years 2024 and 2025, promising mind-blowing scenery, enriching culture, and a Himalayan experience to remember for a lifetime.

Everest View Trekking Cost

Several factors can influence the cost of the Everest View Trek, including the group size, season, itinerary, the level of service chosen, and the type of operator you are trekking with, such as local, national, or international.

Typically, locally based trekking and traveling agencies such as Ammonite Adventures and Treks also provide international services that can range from USD 1,200 to USD 1,500 per person. Contact us for amazing budgeted luxury trekking packages in the Himalayas of Nepal all year 24/7, including those to the Helambu, Kanchenjunga Circuit, Kanchenjunga North, Kanchenjunga South Expedition, and others.

Itinerary

Upon your landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), we will pick you up and shuttle you to the hotel for the night.

By the evening, meet over the complimentary dinner hosted by the company and get to know your travel buddies along with your mountain gate. If you have any further queries, now is the best time to clear up all your doubts so you have the confidence required for the Everest View Trek.

Max. Altitude: 1,400mMeal: DinnerAccommodation: Three-Star-Hotel

Early in the morning, you will fly over to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The flight is one of the most thrilling experiences, viewing all the majestic hills and mountains, rigorous waterfalls, and traditional villages from the air.

In approximately 35 minutes, you would have already made it to Lukla to catch some Himalayan air and begin the official foot walk to Phakding for the night, crossing several adventuresome suspension bridges, traditional settlements, and scenic lookouts at the surrounding snow-capped peaks and terraced farms below along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River.

Max. Altitude: 2,800m / 9,186 ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local-Tea-House

The trek of the day is through gorgeous pine forests and rhododendrons along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing several suspension bridges like the previous day, including the historical Hillary Bridges, enjoying the snowy peak atop, and finally reaching the bustling market town in the Khumbu region.

The view of Tharmasarku Peak from Monjo is excellent, where your permits also get checked, so make sure you carry your necessary documents with you all the time and grab lunch at Jorsalle with yet another mesmerizing look out at the region.

Max. Altitude: 3,440mMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local-Tea-House

By now, the altitude gain is significant, so you should let your body adapt to the highly elevated area with a comparatively low level of oxygen where Namche is a popular mountain village with various facilities, including banks, lodges, hotels, restaurants, bakeries, pubs, and bars.

Secluded with stunning views of Khumbu Peaks, Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, Namche holds a vibrant market on Saturdays, offering a unique insight into the local customs and cultures. Nearby lie several viewpoints in the scenery, such as Khumjung, Kongde, and the Everest View Hotel, along with the Sherpa Museum. Therefore, it will be very fulfilling to spend a day in Namche Bazaar.

Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286 ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local-Tea-House

It is one of the most significant trek days when the morning walk from Namche Bazar on the east leads you to the major highlight of the overall journey to the Tengboche Everest View Trek with the scenic view of Everest and other high peaks as you venture deep into the rhododendron, pine, and fir tree forests to Tengboche.

Lying at an altitude of 3,860 m, it serves as one of the best vantage points, providing the most stunning and expansive sight of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Khangtaiga, the top of the world, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), and a wide array of wildlife.

Max. Altitude: 3,867m/12,687ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local-Tea-House

Relishing the magical Himalayan landscapes from Tengboche for the last time, you will descend back to Monjo over the Imjatse River, passing through Namche Bazaar and the scenic beauty of the Dudh Koshi Valley past the Sagarmatha National Park.

Max. Altitude: 3,867m/12,687ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local-Tea-House

It is your last trek day as you return from Monjo to Lukla, passing through Sherpa villages, admiring Mt. Everest and other spectacular mountain views, and retracing along the Dudh Koshi River for your last overnight stop around the much-famous Khumbu/Everest region.

Max. Altitude: 2,880mMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local-Tea-House

After a pleasing night in Lukla with fabulous mountain views, early in the morning, you will take a flight to return to the capital city and take ample rest or explore the Kathmandu Valley.

In the evening, enjoy the last group dinner at a Nepalese restaurant with folk dance and music from various parts of the country and local delicacies.

Max. Altitude: 2,800m / 9,186 ftMeal: Breakfast-Lunch-DinnerAccommodation: Local-Tea-House

On your departure from Nepal, an airport representative from Ammonite Adventures and Treks will transport you to TIA three hours before your scheduled flight. If you are seeking yet another equally unforgettable off-beaten Himalayan adventure, you can always choose Manaslu Circuit Trekking, Tsum Valley Hiking, or the short Himalayan expedition to the Ghorepani Poon Hill.

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Trip Service Details
Included
  • A three-star hotel accommodation during your stay in the Kathmandu Valley as per your itinerary.
  • Comfortable tea house on the way to Tengboche Monastery.
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • All three filling meals each day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Trekking map and a government-registered local Sherpa guide.
  • Travel insurance for all the Nepalese trekking staff, including their salary, necessary trek equipment, and meals.
  • Garbage deposit and other necessary fees related to the trek.
  • The essential Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit fee.
Excluded
  • International flight tickets and visa fees to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Travel insurance for trekkers provides coverage for high-altitude emergencies, including helicopter evacuations and medical attention.
  • Lunch, dinner, and extra-night accommodations in Kathmandu that are outside of the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses for drinks, shopping, phone calls, and internet data.
  • One porter can be shared between two trekkers who can carry a maximum weight of 25 kg combined.
  • Guide and Porter's tips are always much appreciated.
Dates & Availability
Starts:July 29, 2024Ends:August 06, 2024
PriceUS$1271
AvailabilityGuaranteed
Additional Info

Do you need permits for the Everest View Trekking?

Absolutely, two permits are much needed for the View Trek: the Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit, as trekkers venture deep into the park’s protected area, while these also help to keep a record of visitors and track them in need.

These permits are usually arranged in Kathmandu by various travel and trekking agencies to take service from them, or you can directly acquire them from government authorities such as the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN).

Can you go for a summer trek to Everest View?

Yes, with proper rain gear and careful planning, Everest View Trekking is best done in the summer season as well, between June and August, with its own unique set of challenges and benefits.

Often taken as an off-season to go trekking in the Himalayas, the trails are less crowded, offering a serene and verdant landscape, while the seasonally blooming flora adds much to the scenic beauty. However, one must be well prepared for frequent rain, slippery conditions on trekking routes, and rarely but occasionally flight disruptions to Lukla due to the unpredictable nature of the Himalayan weather.

To conclude, although autumn and spring are considered the best times to traverse the Himalayan area, Everest View Trekking is feasible throughout every season in Nepal, be it summer or winter.

Is Everest View Hike, the easiest trek to see the top of the world?

Yes, among several trekking routes in the Everest region, the Everest View pilgrimage is considered the best and easiest way to see and feel the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, from close, offering once-in-a-lifetime views without demanding the challenges of longer, higher-altitude embarking and staying well below Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft).

The route is relatively short and accessible, making it an ideal option for those with limited time. However, one has to keep in mind that Everest View Trekking is definitely not a walk in the park and might have to encounter several steep ascents and descents where guides and porters act as an integral part of the journey to provide you with a seamless holistic experience.

What to pack for the Everest View Trekking?

Undoubtedly, the Everest View Trek is one of the relatively shortest routes, which still requires a good balance between essentials and keeping the load light. By planning and packing carefully, you can ensure a more comfortable, enjoyable, and hassle-free experience while the Kathmandu Valley, the capital city of Nepal, provides you with just about anything you need, from renting to buying quality gear to simply borrowing. Here’s a quick packing list to include:

  • Moisture-wicking base layers
  • A warm fleece, a down jacket, and waterproof outer layers.
  • Sturdy trekking boots, pairs of thermal socks, gloves, a hat, and sunglasses for sun protection.
  • Quality backpack, reusable water bottle, and water purification system.
  • Always carry your snacks, a map, and essential documents like permits, identification, etc.

What sort of food and accommodation are found on the way to Everest View Trek?

On the way to Everest View journey, you will hardly find any fancy restaurants, mostly consisting of basic teahouses offering simple beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms, along with meals typically including Dal Bhat (the traditional Nepali staple food that comes with rice and lentil soup), noodles, pasta, soup, and momo.

Options can get limited at higher altitudes, while some tea houses where you spend the night can provide you with hot showers, wifi, and charging facilities for an extra fee so that you can still enjoy the essential comforts during the journey to Everest View Trekking, where you might get pancakes, porridge, and eggs for breakfast to begin the day.

FAQs

From Tengbche monastery, you can expect to see iconic peaks like panoramic Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kongde Ri, and others creating an otherworldly Himalayan Vista.

Hiring a guide for the Everest View Trek is not mandatory but highly recommended, as the guides contribute significantly to enhancing safety, navigation support, excellent cultural insights, and convenience, especially for those who are traversing the Himalayan Tour for the first time.

While Everest View Trekking’s maximum elevation is lower than several other Himalayan journeys within the Everest region, acute mountain sickness (AMS) is still possible due to the rapid increase in altitude, which demands proper acclimatization, hydration, and symptom awareness to mitigate the risk.

Generally, photography inside Tengboche Monastery is not allowed, so it is important to ask for permission and respect the local customs and regulations. Pay attention to guidelines provided by the monastery, monks, and local guides for religious sanctity.

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended for Everest View Trekking so that you receive financial protection and mental peace during the trek days. It also provides coverage for medical emergencies, evacuation costs, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen circumstances.