Everest View Trek is the ideal Everest mini trekking to give you a taste of life in the mountains. Perhaps you are short on time holidays in Nepal or maybe you’re not sure that you want to commit to a long trek, maybe you want to find out what trekking is all about. Whatever you reason, the Everest View trek will be perfect for you.
The trek start from Lukla to Phadking and onto the famous horseshoe shaped village of Namche Bazaar, is well graded and on well established paths, making it suitable for people of all levels of fitness and experience, from the novice to the seasoned trekker. Trekking through pine forests, rhododendron forests, plenty of wildlife, outstanding views at every turn, culminating of course in an awesome view of the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, be prepared to have your camera permanently to hand, to record this remarkable experience!
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu.
Our representative will receive you from International airport and transfer to the Hotel. Evening: Briefing about the trip in the hotel.
Day 2- Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding(2610m)4-5 hours.
Early in the morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m). The flight offers a spectacular view of the Himalayas as we fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan China. After landing we will meet with our porters for the trek. We will have time to explore the village before starting the trail. The trek starts with a descent towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar. The walking is easy and we will soon reach our lodge at Phakding. 4-5 hours trek. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 3- Trek to Namche Bazaar(3440m):6-7 hours.
We will ascend slowly on the route to Everest Base Camp. Advancing slowly will ensure acclimatization. We shall tread slowly from Phakding crossing the river to walk through tracts of blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months when the flowers are in bloom. We will cross the Dudh Koshi at Benkar and enjoy great views of the snow peaks Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku. After Monjo the trek will be a little strenuous as it will involve more walking with a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From here, it is a short walk to the entrance of the National Park where our permits are checked before we descend quite steeply to Jorsale. The trek continues upstream on a flat terrain to the confluence of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. After crossing a large suspension bridge high above the river we climb steeply to the village of Namche Bazaar 3440m. A slow and steady pace is recommended on this section of the climb and we are encouraged to make the most of the fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Taweche come into view. The effects of high altitude will slow down your pace a little, thus we encourage you to advance slowly. In Namche, we move into our lodge in the midst of the village and the rest of the afternoon is free to bargain for artifacts or embrace the spectacular scenery. 6-7 Hours. Overnight at Lodge
Day 04 - Trek to Thame(3739) 4 hours.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3739m) takes about 4 hours. From Namche the route turns west and the trail is almost level as you head up the Bhote Koshi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. Along the way you pass many prayer flags, mani walls and carved stones, all indicative of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of this area. After descending to the Bhote Kosi the trail climbs steeply to Thame. From here there are good views of the peaks of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde and to the north is the Nangpa La, the pass leading to Tibet. Thame Gompa is situated above the village overlooking the valley and is the site for the spring celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival.
Day 05 - Trek to Khumjung(3790) 4-5 hours.
Thame to Khumjung takes about 5 hours. You retrace your route down the Bhote Kosi Valley towards Namche and branch off to follow a quiet trail to Khumjung. It is a picturesque village which also has its own Gompa at the top end of town. Here you can have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Khumjung is the location of the largest school in Khumbu found by Sir Edmund Hillary called ‘Hillary School’ and although there are many boarding facilities, many children walk hours everyday to attend classes here.
Day 06 - Trek to Tengboche(3867m)5-6 hours.
From Khumjung , the well-worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Koshi. As we follow the path, we will get our first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we will cross the Dudh Koshi River and make a steep climb to Tengboche (3867m), home of an impressive monastery. We have plenty of time to look around Tengboche and in a relaxing lodge. 5-6 hours trek.
Day 07 - Trek to Namche Bazaar. 4 hours.
Trek from Tyangboche takes about 4 hours. From Tyangboche, the trail descends steeply and slightly towards Phunki Tenga (3250m.) crossing the Dudh Koshi. Now you have a glimpse of panoramic views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru . Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains.
Day 08 - Trek to Lukla. 6-7 hours.
Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some Chhang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience.
Day 09 - Fly back to Kathmandu.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the Hotel. Rest of the day is free. Evening: Cultural dinner program
Day 10 - Final Departure