If you are short of time and are willing to go to the Everest region to get a glimpse of the mighty Mt.Everest, then we have Everest View Trek for your kind perusal. It is the best option for the regular Everest Base Camp Trek journey if you have a limited time frame in Nepal. It takes you to a popular town of the Khumbu region – Namche Bazaar and allows you to admire the close views of the mountains from the Everest view hotel. Apart from that, you can get some wonderful insights into the Himalayan people, their culture, custom, and lifestyle.
Everest View Trek is much similar to the Everest Panorama Trek in terms of natural glory and Himalayan views. Everest Panorama Trek takes you a step ahead of the last stop of Everest view hotel. As the name of the trek portrays, Everest View Trek is intended to get some awesome views of mountains in the Everest region.
The Everest view trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight takes you to the Khumbu region of Nepal. From the Lukla airport, you follow a trail down to the Dukh Koshi river, cross a long suspension bridge and ascend up along a scenic trail to Lukla. The trail further extends to Sagarmatha National Park and passes the villages of Jorsale and Monjo to Namche. Namche is a popular town in the Khumbu region that offers various services to fellow travelers. It has lodges, restaurants, cafes, and guesthouses to cater to guests with food and accommodation facilities. It also has many shops and cybercafes. If you have missed buying anything, you can get it here at Namche.
From Namche, we take a hike up to Everest View Hotel. Everest view hotel is a hotel in Namche that offers some best views of mountains in the Everest region. It is considered the best vantage point of the region where you can enjoy some stunning views of mountains with a sip of tea or coffee. The views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Kusum, Kanguru, and Kongde Ri from the hotel are spectacular. After admiring the splendor of mountain views from the hotel, we drop down along the village of Khunde and Khumjung to Namche. On the way, we can visit a photo gallery, museum, and health post. Walkthrough the village can be an opportunity to interact with the local Sherpa people.
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
On the second day, you will be headed to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan airport for a flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla in itself is an enriching experience where you will be able to enjoy some wonderful views of mountains. As you land in Lukla, you will meet our other crew members at the airport. From Lukla, we walk down through the trail along with hotels and lodges to Dudhkoshi River. We cross a long suspension bridge over the river and follow a path that takes us to Phakding. We stay at Phakding for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We wake up early and enjoy our breakfast. Then we follow our trail that goes through an undulating path up and down via traditional villages, fields, and rhododendron forests. We gradually ascend and enter into Sagarmatha National Park with magnificent views of Mt. Thamserku on sight. We pass villages like Jorsale and Monjo on the way to Namche. Namche Bazaar is an old but lively Sherpa village. It is a gateway to all the trekking routes that go to the Everest region. There are many vibrant shops, cyber cafes, restaurants, hotels, and lodge at this time. Namche bazaar never rests. It always gets a lot of visitors and is always crowded. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
The narrow street of Namche is always crowded. Do not get surprised if the yak bells and other horns wake you up. Today is a day set aside for acclimatization purposes. As we gain height, our body needs to be well adapted with the altitude change. Therefore, we have set aside an extra day in Namche. Today, we hike up to Everest View Hotel for close up views of mountains in the Everest region. From the hotel, we can enjoy some striking views of mountains like Kwangde, Thamserku, Kangtega, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. from the hotel, and we walk towards the village of Khunde and Khumjung. We explore the villages and visit a museum and a photo gallery on our way back to Namche. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We further descend to Lukla via Phakding. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lukla for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel room in Kathmandu. You can relax in your room for the rest of the day. You have the other two options as well. You can either explore some unexplored UNESCO listed heritage sites around Kathmandu or go to the shopping malls for shopping. You can also collect some souvenirs for your family and friends back home. (Inclusive of Breakfast)
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast)