Everest Sunrise View Trek

Everest sunrise view trek is thoughtfully designed for those adventure seekers who have short holiday and want to explore the stunning sunrise view and breathtaking mountain ranges including Everest, top of the world and Ama Dabalam. Everest Sunrise View Trek offers an opportunity to hike in the most popular trekking region in the world-the Everest. We invite you to join our Everest Sunrise view trek for your wonderful experience in the Khumbu region. 

Everest Sunrise View Trek

The trek offers a wide range of spectacular view with unique Sherpa cultural encounters. From thrilling views from one of the most amazing viewpoints on earth, the Everest view hotel to one the world’s holiest and highest monasteries in Tengboche (3860m) of Everest region. The trek combines a magnificent galore of both the cultural and natural panorama that Nepal offers.  Moreover, the opportunity to capitalize an awesome beauty of Mt. Everest and other mountain peaks including Ama Dablam would certainly make this trek a memorable experience of the lifetime.

Everest Sunrise View trek begins from the ancient city of Kathmandu, from where a short mountain flight takes us to Lukla (2860m). The real experience of the trek starts from here, everyday 5 to 6 hours walking and enjoying the surrounding including high mountains the trek finally reach to Tengboche Monastery. This is the highest monastery in the world from where we are able to see the spectacular view of Mt. Everest(8848m), Amadablam(6812m), Lhotse(8516m), Nuptse(7861m), Thamserku(6623m) and many more...  

This trek is not hard and any age of people can take a part of this wonderful journey. There are nice and comfortable mountain lodges on the way to Tengboche. We are organizing this trek using those comfortable lodges and guest house. If you are looking for something short and stunning trek then Everest Sunrise View Trek will be your right choice!

Everest trekking attractions:

Sherpa people:
Sherpas: Sherpa means "easterner" because they came from the Kham in eastern Tibet. One of the first persons to come to Khumbu came by way of the Rolwaling valley and Tashi Lhapcha pass. He opened this valley so other people could come to settle. Later many families came from Tibet over the Nangpa La (pass). He came to Khumbu from Kham Salmo-Gang (east of Tibet). His clan was called Thimi. When he came to Tibet, the people asked where he came from – “the cast part of Kham”. That is how the name Sher-pa, meaning east people, came to be.... See more.

For 600 years, people have migrated from Tibet to these mountain valleys in Nepal. There was a time of great unrest in Tibet when many Lamas, their families and followers left their homes looking for new places to live. They settled in the mountain valleys of northern Nepal. These places came to be called Yolmo (Helambu), Langtang, and Khumbu. Now they live in the Solu-Khumbu district, Sagarmatha zone of Nepal. They live in the highest places. In the Khumbu, they number about 9500 with a total of roughly 55,000 living in all of Nepal. The Sherpa language (a dialect of Tibetan), literature, history and Philosophy came from old Tibetan religious books.

Today approximately 55,000 Sherpas live in Nepal and around 9500 of them live in the Khumbu region on the south side of Everest. Since the 1950s, tourism has become the dominant source of employment and income in the area. Many Sherpas, as well as people from other ethnic groups, work as part of the climbing and tourism industry. While the Sherpa people retain their Buddhist religion and many of their traditional practices, this shift in the local economy and way of life has necessarily meant changes in the Sherpa culture. Among these, there has been a shift from regarding climbing the mountain as blasphemous, to regarding it as a source of economic opportunity and pride. Sherpas hold many impressive Everest records, including most times summitted for men and women, quickest ascent, without oxygen ascent, quickest descent, and most time spent on top and youngest climbers to reach the summit.

Sherpa Religion and Culture
In Solu-Khumbu the most common sect of Tibetan Buddhism is the Nyingmapa, the oldest tradition. Sherpa and Tibetan lamas taught this religion to the people and organized the communities.  These Sherpa and Tibetan Ngakpa (lay lamas) brought teaching from Tibet to Khumbu that were from Books hidden by the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, Guru Rinpoche. Lamas called tertons are incarnations of Guru Rinpoche who rediscovered these hidden teachings. Ter means “spiritual treasure” in Tibetan. A lama named Rigdzin Godem found some of these books, the Chang-ter, hidden in northern Tibet. The other lama, Nyatak – Nyung, found the Lho-ter in southern Tibet. The terton, Terdak Lingpa found the books and wrote the texts used in the Sherpa’s Pujahs, religious rituals.

As more people came to Khumbu, traditions started that helped to unite the villagers and to project the valley. Daily life revolves around each village Gompa/Stupa (temple). Closely tied to Buddhist beliefs are their daily activates of farming, herding and trading. Since the 1950s they have worked for tourists and earned fame on climbing expeditions.  

Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park:
Most of the part of Everest trekking is within the boundary of Sagarmatha( Everest) National Park.  This national park is spread in an area of 1148 square kilometers in Himalayan ecological zone in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The park was established on July 19, 1976 and was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1979. The Park includes the upper catchments areas of the Dudhkoshi and Bhotehoshi Rivers and is largely composed of rugged terrain and gorges of the high Himalayas, ranging from 2,860m at Lukla to the top of the world's highest Mountain - Everest at 8,848meters above the sea level. Other peaks above 6,000m are Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Nuptse, Amadablam and Pumori. In this national park barren land above 5,000 m (16,400 ft) comprises 69% of the park while 28% is grazing land and the remaining 3% is forested.

In Everest region you will find varieties of flora and fauna. In the lower forested zone, birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo and rhododendron grow. Above this zone all vegetation are found to be dwarf or shrubs. As the altitude increases, plant life is restricted to lichens and mosses. Plants stop to grow at about 5,750 meters (18,860 ft), because this is the permanent snow line in the Himalayas.

The forests of Everest (Sagarmatha) National Park provide habitat to at least 118 species of birds, including Himalayan Monal, Blood pheasant, Red-billed chough, and yellow-billed chough. This Park is also home to a number of rare mammal species, including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and red panda. Himalayan thars, langur monkeys, martens and Himalayan wolves are also found in the park.

Tengboche monastery:
Tengboche Monastery is a famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in the Tengboche village in Khumjung. This monastery is also known as Dawa Choling Gompa. Situated at 3,860 meters (12,687 ft), the monastery is also the largest Gompa in this region. The monastery was built in 1916 by Lama Gulu with strong links to its mother monastery known as the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. However, in 1934, it was destroyed by an earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt. In 1989, it was destroyed for a second time by a fire and then rebuilt with the help of volunteers and international assistance. In the background of this monastery there is good view of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse and others. In Everest trekking area apart from Tengboche monastery, Thame, Khumjung and Pangboche are some other famous monasteries.

Everest Sunrise View Trek short itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m) trek to Phakding (2640m), 3 to 4 hrs trek.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche and hike to Everest view hotel. 
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3800m), 5 to 6 hrs trek. 
Day 06: Khumjung to Tengboche (3860m) 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Day 07: Rest and exploration day at Tengboche. 
Day 08: Tengboche to Monjo (2950m), 6 to 7 hrs trek.
Day 09: Monjo to Lukla, 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Day 10: flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes flight.
Day 11: Final Departure.

Trip cost: Please contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Everest Sunrise View Trek - itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be greet by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening, one of our team leaders will take you to a typical Nepali restaurant for a welcome dinner. Enjoy the meal having a great discussion and short brief about Everest sunrise view trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m) trek to Phakding (2640m), 3 to 4 hrs trek.
Breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport, flight to Lukla and start trekking to Phakding passing Chaurikharka Village, and makes a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat. The trekking trail follows the precise bank of the Dudhkosi River until the camp at Phakding (2,640m) is reached. This day we just have short walk and will rest for whole day. Little acclimatize day. Overnight at guest house.  

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Trek from Phkading to Namche, the trail crosses Dudhkoshi River through a long suspension bridge, and then trail leads us crossing side by side along the river to Hilary's Suspension Bridge. The route further climbs from here to Namche Bazaar, the beautiful mountain town with all the modern facilities. Overnight at hotel in Namche. 

Day 04: Acclimatization at Namche and hike to Everest view hotel.  
Today we will have acclimatization day at Namche. We can either have whole day relax or hike up to Syangboche (Everest view hotel) for the views of the top of the Everest. Later, come back to Namche for overnight. Namche Bazaar is the main trade centre in the Khumbu region; there are shops, restaurants, bakery shops and hotels with hot shower and electricity. There is a colorful market every Saturday. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3800m), 5 to 6 hrs trek
Today we hike up towards a big hill and reach Everest View Point Hotel after crossing a tiny airstrip on Syangboche. We can take breathe with tea and coffee in this hotel and enjoy the views of Everest, Nuptse and other Himalayan peaks. Then we head to Khumjung, probably one of the best village of Khumbu regions. Visit Hillary School established by Sir Edmund Hillary and also visit Khunde Village where a place of famous climber and big hospital running by charity. Overnight at guest house in Khumjung.

Day 06: Khumjung to Tengboche (3860m) 4 to 5 hrs trek.
The trek from Khumjung to Tengboche, we take a walk descent down to Dudhkoshi River passing through little villages along the way. The trails involve down with forest and across riverside for lunch.
We take a final ascent step up for 2 hours through pine and fir forest to reach a small hill, Tengboche. There is the famous Tengboche Monastery to explore for the day. Tengboche offers the best view of Ama Dablem. Over night at guest house in Tengboche.   

Day 07: Rest and exploration day at Tengboche
Today day, we need to get up early to see Everest Sunrise view and take pictures. After taking sunrise pictures, today is our free day. We may roam around to Tengboche, which is at 3860m. The photogenic views from there are considered to be one of the worlds most splendid. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku provide the inspiring views of Himalayan giants. Tengboche also boasts famous Tengboche monastery.
Either we explore the monastery or we can do a day hike to Pangboche - the highest settlement in the valley. We spend night in Tengboche at a guest house.  

Day 08: Tengboche to Monjo (2950m), 6 to 7 hrs trek.
Trek from Tengboche to Monjo - Trek goes down to the riverside at Fuki Tenga and steady climb through forest and continuous walk to Namche Bazaar. After Namche, we walk down the hill, cross some suspension bridge and reach Monjo for overnight at guest house.

Day 09: Monjo to Lukla, 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Trek from Monjo to Lukla - (4 to 5 hrs). Leisurely this morning, we trek back to Lukla. You can walk at your own pace and enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa Village. After arrival in Lukla and you will have time to stroll around the areas and we will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebration dinner with your crew members and overnight at hotel.

Day 10: flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes flight.
Flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are mostly in the morning due to the impact of weather and wild blowing at Lukla Airport. We take a Trans Himalayan flight back to Katmandu by small aircraft and transfer to hotel, free time in the afternoon to be fresh up, in the evening, join a fare well dinner with one of our team leaders at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy the meal with live culture show.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Final Departure.
After breakfast, transfer to international airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight to home. Hope to see you again in the future.

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Everest Sunrise View trek Facts:

Activities: Trekking/Hiking

Start/End: Kathmandu

Destination: Everest Region

Trip Duration:  11 days

Max. Altitude: 3880 meters

Group Size: Min. 1 / Max.20

Best Season: February to June, September to December

Trip Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Mountain lodges

Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6

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