The glory of Mount Everest, the World’s tallest mountain, cannot be expressed in words. Just being in its proximity gives you the peace and calmness that has never been felt before. Everest has power over the people’s souls. While thousands of trekkers set an arduous journey to Everest Base camp, many people don’t know that there’s another easier and equally rewarding alternative like the Everest View Trek.
What Is The Best View Of Mount Everest?
The cultural insight into the Sherpa lifestyle at Namche and exploring their century-old monasteries and Gombas is also a blessing. Sipping a cup of coffee before the World’s tallest mountain is not an everyday occurrence. So, like all other treks in the Everest region, the Everest View trek also starts after you fly to Lukla. From there, we trek to Phakding and then to Namche.
We stop at Namche bazaar for hiking to Everest View Hotel. From there, we walk down to Phakding and then to Lukla. Within a week, you will be back in Kathmandu. It’s an Everest View short trek with thousands of things to explore. Every perk of Everest Base camp, other than the pain from a challenging walk, can be felt in this Everest View trek Nepal. So, are you ready for a great adventure?
Everest View Trek Highlights
- A very thrilling flight to Lukla, one of the World’s most exciting landing
- Breathtaking view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and dozens of other peaks in Everest
- Witness the rich Sherpa culture that the Buddhist values have driven
- Discover the rear wildlife and sub-tropical biodiversity of Nepal
- Trace the route used by the greatest mountaineers of the World
- A short and easy trek with a wholesome base camp experience
- Live with utmost luxury and comfort while trekking to the remote village of Nepal
Accommodation Available At Everest View Trek
The Classic Everest trekking route was developed almost a century back. Many great climbers and trekkers use this exact route. Thousands of trekkers are accommodated in the Everest base camp route each year. This means that the Everest View trek route facilities have been very well developed. The basic tea houses have now been upgraded into luxurious hotels. Even in such a remote village, you shall have every luxury you wish for.
The rooms will be available on a sharing basis for two. There will be two single beds in the hotels at Everest. The room will have good mattresses and a warm blanket. A sleeping bag is optional for this Everest trek- the hotel owner often provides an extra blanket. The guest house in Everest will also have a central dining hall.
The bathroom is usually available on a sharing basis; a private bathroom in such a remote town is rare. A hot shower is available (might charge extra). There is also Wi-Fi in Everest and costs about $1 to $2 extra. Unlike other trekking trails, the rooms have plugs and electricity in Everest (i.e. charging is free). In Kathmandu, you will have 3-star accommodation with a private bathroom and bath. Wi-Fi and all other charges are free in Kathmandu.
Food In Everest View Trek
The tea houses in Everest offer a good food choice for the trekkers. You can get a warm and healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared with locally available organic products. The menu covers continental to Indian and local foods. You must try the classic Tibetan bread and bread/ Chapati for breakfast. A wide range of options for hot soup is also available. There’s pancakes, porridge, muesli, and omelets and all.
For lunch, Dal Bhat has boiled rice, lentil soup, mixed vegetable curry, and pickles with a buffet system. Nepalese literally consume this same combination of food twice every day, so, obviously, it’s delicious. The other options include fried rice, pasta, pizza, and Spaghetti.
The options for liquid are also damn impressive. You will indeed have tea and coffee with some Ginger Honey Lemon. Also, there are good options for alcohol, including Local Wine, Beer, and Rum. Also, there will be bars and a bakery in Namche. You will not find such exotic restaurants on any other trekking routes of Nepal.
Climate And Weather Of Everest View Trek
The best thing about the Everest View trek is that it’s possible throughout the year. Since we will be dwelling in the lower region of Everest, the disturbance of cold and snow is almost nil. SO, you can pack your bag whenever you wish to explore this great nation. However, the right information about the Everest Weather will help you prepare for the trek well…
Everest view trek in Summer
June, July, and August in Nepal are three summer months. In this region, summer also means monsoon. Almost 20 days of June and July are wet, with above 100cm of rainfall. However, most of the rain pours in the evening and night, the mid-day is often clear, and the mountains look great. It’s the warmest month of the year, and you get to trek with little clothes. The temperature of Namche in summers is almost 20 degrees Celsius.
Everest view trek In Autumn
After August, the cloud is seen nowhere. As we approach November, the temperature starts to drop, reaching about 12 degrees Celsius in the Everest region. The sky is very clear, opening up the views of mountains throughout the day. You can see Everest shining even in the nighttime. This is also the time for Nepalese festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and Chhat. So, everything is vibrant.
Everest view trek winter
Now, if you were to trek to the Everest Base camp or Gokyo in winter, we would have suggested against it. However, our trek Everest View Trek map roams around Namche Bazaar. This region rarely gets any snowfalls, and the winter days are equally warm; December and January have Everest temperatures of about 5 degrees Celsius in the daytime. The nights are a little cold, but it’s not a big deal. The higher regions are all covered in snow, and the mountains look their best. The flow of tourists is also low, making the trail calmer. Winter is definitely a good time for Everest View Trek Nepal.
Everest view trek in spring
It’s the season of warmth, flowers, and clear views. However, there might be some rainfalls and clouds in April. Trekking in May, right after winter, is very pleasing. The temperature is about 15 degrees Celsius, and the Rhododendron makes the entire area very stunning.
Best Season For Everest View Trek
There’s nothing such as “Best season” when it comes to Everest trekking. Every season has its uniqueness and beauty. Trekking in the peak season, i.e., autumn, due to a stable climate. Spring is prodigious with Rhododendron blooms. And finally, slightly off-season, i.e. monsoon and winter are less crowded. So, you can enjoy natural beauty and hospitality all by yourself.
Monsoon, i.e. July – August and Winter January – February, is less preferred by trekkers. On the other hand, April – May, and October – November are more crowded. This Everest View Trek is particularly pleasing in winter. If you are going without a guide, look for the peak seasons. There’s a chance that you will find other trekkers on the way to help you out.
Permit And Checkpoint Of Everest View Trek
The visa you issue during your entry to the international airport is not enough for the Everest View Trek. You need to get the Everest Trek permits issued from TAAN, Nepal Tourism Board. You can issue a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit from their Office at Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu. The National Park permit can be issued when you land in Khumbu.
The Sagarmatha National Park permit cost is USD 30 +13% vat for the foreigners. The cost for the people of SAARC Nation is Rs 1,500, and it’s free for Nepalese. The cost of National Park entry goes for managing the wildlife in the region. You will also need to issue Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. For now, the cost for this permit is only $20 for foreigners.
The cost is lower for the people of the SAARC nation. This new permit is the replacement of the TIMS card. The Regular area permit for Everest keeps track of travelers within the Khumbu area and helps you during an emergency. To issue the Everest View Trek permit, you need passport details and two photos. Then, all you have to do is fill up a form and wait for your turn.
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Cost Of Everest View Trek
The average breakfast/lunch/ dinner cost in the Everest region is about $5 to $7. And the room usually costs $4 to $6. So, the average is $30 each day. The guide to Everest cost about $25 each day, and porters cost $15 to $20. So, with the guide and porter, it will cost you about $80 each day.
The other cost, such as transportation (flight to Lukla cost), trekking gear, and permits, adds a lot to the trip. The Everest View trek packages from Himalayan Masters are affordable for the trekkers (both solo and group trekkers).
Everest View Trek Difficulty And Fitness
The Everest View trek doesn’t need a high level of physical fitness. Anyone with a good physical and mental head can make it to the top. The officers have ranked this trek as “easy” trekking in Nepal. You can easily complete the seven-day walk with zero previous high-altitude trek experience. You wouldn’t need any mountaineering gear and skills. It’s a very easy walk.
Daily short hikes in the area you live to boost your physical strength are great options. If possible, do a few hikes that take you above 4000m. Exercises like cycling, swimming, and running are essential. Also, do a few squats to tighten your thigh muscles. Joining a gym can be great for your physical strength. The highest point for the trek is 3880 meters.
The cases of altitude sickness in the Everest view trek are almost nil. However, you must take enough rest and walk slowly. It is crucial to keep your body hydrated during the tour. Carry a hot water bottle with a filter. You can refill your bottle from natural water resources in the trail. Do not try any alcoholic beverages during the trek. They will keep you dehydrated during the entire tour.
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Everest View Trek Map
As per our Everest View Trek Itinerary, the primary route for this trek is Lukla-Phakding-Namche-Everest VIew Hotel-Namche-Phakding Lukla.
From Lukla, you can extend the trek to Tengboche to visit the oldest and biggest monastery of the Khumbu region. Or you can also continue to the Everest Base camp.
Everest View Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival
Our representative will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the hotel in Thamel. In the evening, the guide will assist you with packing and shopping. Lastly, there’s a short briefing session before the dinner.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 2: Early morning Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Walking time- 3 to 4 hours
The flight to Lukla is usually early in the morning. So we drove from the hotel to the airport and got inside on a mountain flight. A very scenic 30 minutes flight takes us to Lukla. After some preparation and paperwork, we started walking to Phakding. The trail is quite easy and achievable.
Overnight in Phakding
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazzar from Phakding
Altitude- 3,440 meters
Walking time- 5 to 6 hours
From Phakding, we first walk down to the Dudh Koshi River. Today, we cross a Hillary suspension bridge and many villages before getting to Monjo. Here, we cross the gate of Sagarmatha National Park. Wandering via the tropical forest, we reach Namche before sunset.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar
Day 4: Trek to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung Village and Back to Namche
Altitude- 3,880 meters
Walking time- 3 to 4 hours
Today, our plan is to hike up to the Everest View Hotel. We can start the hike early in the morning and get to the top before sunrise. In this case, we will have breakfast at Everest view hotel and have enough time to visit another place to visit in Namche in the daytime. Or we enjoy a relaxing morning and hike to Everest hotel in the day and walk down to Namche in the evening. Namche has some good bars and coffee shops for your luxurious evening.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Trek to Lukla From Namche Bazzar
Walking distance: 7 to 8 hours
From Namche, we slowly walk down to Phakding to Monjo. Then, we crossed many villages before reaching Lukla. Since you are already familiar with this route, walking down to Phakding will not be hard. Your trekking day ends here.
Overnight in Phakding
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Day 6: Early morning Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla
The early morning mountain flight brings you to Kathmandu. The 30-mins is full of stunning views of the mountains. You have enough time for souvenir shopping and exploring Thamel in the evening.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 7: Departure
It’s your last morning in Nepal. A private car takes you to the airport as per your flight time. It’s time for farewell.