Everest View Trek – 10 Days, Short/Easy Everest Trek

Everest view trek is a short and easy trip that creatively designed to explore Everest’s beauty and its unique culture, people and mountain vistas in the shortest period of time.

This trek is suitable for any physical fitness people and the Journey starts from the exotic city of Kathmandu, from where a short flight to the stunning village of Lukla (2860m) will drop us to the heart of the Solu-Khumbu Region. Everest view trek continues through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, with pine forests, rhododendron flowers and an abundance of wildlife to Namche Bazzar (3445m). A day of rest is necessary in Namche in order to get acclimatized to higher altitudes. The trip is full of excitement and the following days trekking will bring us to the village of Tengboche(3860m), home to the holiest and highest Buddhist monastery in the world and also reputed by photographers as one of the best places to capture the stunning view of Mount Everest, Ama Dabalam and its neighboring peaks

Everest View Trek

The concluding days of Everest view trekwill be spent in the wonderful and scenic villages of Khunde(3840m) and Khumjung where we will have an opportunity to interact with the local Sherpa people and participate in their amazing traditional lifestyle.  Back down to Lukla from where we will take a 35 minutes flight back to Kathmandu, enjoying the last views of the breathtaking Himalayan ranges and Everest, top of the world.

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.

Flora:
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.

Fauna:
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 View Trek short itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) trek to Phakding (2640m), 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche and excursion Everest view hotel.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 to 6 hrs trek. 
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Shanasa (3670m), 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Day 07: Trek from Shanasa to Monjo (2835m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Day 08: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2860m), 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Day 09: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 10: 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 View Trek - itinerary

Day 01: Arrive 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 rest on your own. In the evening join a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Have a great discussion and short brief about Everest view trek enjoying the delicious meal. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) trek to Phakding (2640m), 4 to 5 hrs trek.
We start our amazing trek with a 35 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here we follow a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. We descend a mountainside path that merges into our route to Everest, with views to a valley to our right and at its far end, Kusum Kangaru (6367m.). We continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
The trail starts through a level path along the right bank. We cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the river bed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Now, we descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After our departure from Jorsale we enter a forested mountainside. We move on following a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Kosi that leads to Nampa La. After short distance along the Bhote Koshi, we begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb eases somewhat and Namche Bazaar appears ahead as we travel along the path surrounded by pines. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche and excursion Everest view hotel.
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at the high altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. For the acclimatization we walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, and an hour walk up to the Sangboche (3800m) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.  
As we leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path we get to view excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaru. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends; we will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. It is a long climb to Tengboche; the first half is especially steep. As we climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appear. We continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until we come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tengboche (3860m). We may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as your campsite. There are a lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tengboche is an important lookout point on this trek and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Shanasa (3670m), 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Morning we will go to visit to the Tengboche monastery and the nearby museum. Afternoon we retrace our steps downhill through the beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. After cross the Dudh Koshi, we ascend steeply to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley to Shanasa where we spend the night. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Shanasa to Monjo (2835m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
The villages of Kunde and Khumjung are only a short trek off the main trail and are well- worth visiting. Khumjung has a beautiful monastery and Kunde has a small hospital run by late Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust and we will return to Namche via this route. The walk also heads past the Everest View Hotel and the Shyangboche airstrip before dropping into Namche where we take lunch. In the afternoon we descend steeply and then walk along the river bank back to Jorsale where we leave the national park before continuing to Monjo. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2860m), 4 to 5 hrs trek.
We re-trace our steps along the Dudh Koshi, crossing the western bank at Benkar. It is a beautiful and easy walk through blue pine and rhododendron forest, back-dropped with views of Kusum Kangaru. An early lunch at Phakding and in the afternoon we ascend out of the river valley back to the airstrip. In the evening, a farewell dinner may be followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with our staff. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Walk to airport early in the morning and take a stunning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel, have a rest till evening, one of our team leaders will come to meet you in the evening and take you for a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant to celebrate your great Everest view trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Final departure.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight back to home. Wish you have a safe and sound flight and hope to see you again in the future!

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Everest View Trek Facts:

Activities: Trekking/hiking

Start/End: Kathmandu/Lukla

Destination: Everest view trek

Trip Duration:  10 days

Max. Altitude: 3880 meters

Group Size: Min. 1 / Max.15

Best Season: Jan, February to June, August, September to December

Trip Grade: moderate

Accommodation: Guest house/lodges

Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6

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