Everest Region Trek
The Everest View Trek is legendary around the world as it offers a world-class trekking trail, heading straight up to the mother of the earth - Everest, the world's highest mountain at 8,850 m. The scenery on this trek is extremely rewarding and despite it being one of the toughest and most challenging trekking destinations, this is often a one-in-a-lifetime-experience that you’ll definitely remember for the rest of your life.
Your journey to Everest View trek starts on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla where you’ll land at Tenzing-Hillary airport. There are not any roads between the 2 towns and therefore the only way in is by plane. You will be enjoying some amazing views of the Himalayas if you get a window seat. The flight takes about half-hour then you’ll be landing within the mountain top village. The entire place is buzzing excitedly as trekkers and guides are busy preparing for the trek. As you prepare to ascent towards Everest Base Camp, you’ll bid goodbye to civilization.
The air at the upper elevations is cool and crisp, lush green forests stretch as far as the eye can see. You’re off on a journey to at least one of the foremost challenging destinations within the world. The gorgeous and serene mountain villages, the friendly people, and the breathtaking view of the mountain make this trip a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You’ll have a guide with you each step of the way as you follow the pathways and trails to Everest Base Camp. Bring your camera and plenty of films because you’ll want to record this trip for all of your family and friends. There's much to ascertain along the way like jagged cliffs, sparkling clear pools of water, and a bridge.
You’ll be making your stops at Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Tengboche, Kyangjuma, and Monjoon on the way to Everest Base Camp. You’ll spend the night in a number of these villages and experience the hospitality of the people of Nepal. Namche Bazaar is the trading hub of the mountain. People come to the villages to shop for and trade their goods. The Sherpa way of life is a tradition that has survived for numerous years. The villages are remote and remain as they have been since the initial phase of the time.
If you’ve never experienced the lives of Sherpas and their culture, this is the opportunity to view them closely. The sweetness of the environment, the peaceful feeling of being in nature far away from chaos and distractions will acquaint you with a mesmerizing way of living. Each of the villages you’ll be visiting has its own culture and belief system. Tibetan Buddhism started here and you can experience it everywhere you look. You’ll see beautiful icons of the Buddhist faith and life within the Himalayas. As a part of the trek, you’ll also get an opportunity to go to a couple of monasteries and gompas in Nepal just like the historic Khumjung Monastery. Each stop along the route is an experience in culture and hospitality. The trek to Everest Base Camp is an adventure that you simply must experience for yourself.
Your journey begins with your arrival in the bustling capital city of Nepal,
Kathmandu. A representative from our team will arrive for your pickup at TIA
who will assist you together with your luggage and transportation to your hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you'll check your hotel and luxuriate in the afternoon and evening at your leisure. You may simply want to rest after your long flight, but the lively tourist markets and restaurants of the Thamel are an enticing draw for many visitors.
Before heading to the Himalayas you must be familiar with quite a few things. Guidance and research for the trek are mandatory for everyone. You will be dealing with a strange experience but finally, with some groundwork, you can deal with it. You should be cautious with your bag pack. Carrying needless equipment will make your journey difficult. We will grasp up on some final shopping if there is free time. You will get the opportunity to explore Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath Stupa. They have been scheduled in the UNESCO world heritage sites. These sites display the full range of historic and artistic achievements. Kathmandu Valley is world-famous for such beauty. Overnight stay will be at this city.
The true beginning of your Everest Base Camp Trek will begin on the third day of your trip when you’ll board a scenic flight to Lukla after your early morning breakfast. This brief flight offers you stunning panoramas of the Himalayan range, supplying you with a tantalizing taste of the mountains.
From Lukla, you’ll be starting your hike within the direction of Phakding. The small, bucolic settlement of Phakding is situated on the banks of the Dudh Koshi, a high-altitude river that runs all the way from Everest and is named for its milky, opaque water. You’ll enjoy comfortable overnight accommodation at one of Phakding’s guesthouses.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Leaving Phakding behind, today you’ll trek north on a path leading to Monjo.
This village is the gateway to Sagarmatha National park, a formally protected area that takes its name from Mt. Everest (called Sagarmatha in Nepali). The park is home to a wide variety of Himalayan flora and fauna, and you're bound to enjoy trekking through sweetly scented evergreen forests consisting of blue pine, deodar, and rhododendron. After crossing a final suspension bridge at the junction of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers, you’ll hike uphill for about two hours before reaching what’s known as the
unofficial capital of the Khumbu region: Namche Bazaar. You’ll stay overnight
in one of the town’s many popular guesthouses.
Today’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
This day is booked for acclimatization. As you ascend to higher altitudes, it’s
important to let your body adapt to the smaller amount of obtainable oxygen in
the atmosphere. Fortunately, there’s a lot to see and do in the colorful commercial hub of Namche Bazaar. From where you’ll get to enjoy your first unobstructed view of Everest itself. Many neighboring peaks including Thamserku, Kongde RI, and the distinctive summit of Ama Dabla are also visible from town. You can get to learn Sherpa traditions by paying a visit to the Sherpa Culture Museum. Then you’ll take a short hike to the Syangboche Airport just above town. From here, you can capture stunning photographs of Namche Bazaar—not to mention the wall of Himalayan peaks surrounding the town. Finally, make sure to visit the Hotel Everest View which is regarded as the highest hotel in the world and offers great views of its namesake mountain from each window. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.Today’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Today’s journey begins with a climb up to the famous airport at Syangboche. Just above the airport is the Everest View Hotel, considered the highest hotel in the world, from where you can enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest. Then, you’ll be continuing your trekking to Khumjung village which is surrounded by Kondge, Thamserku, and therefore, the sacred Khumbila mountains. While here, you’ll visit the Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery known for housing the head of the Yeti!). Overnight stay in Khumjung. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included for the day.
On this day, you’ll descend to the Dudhkoshi River and undergo beautiful villages on the way. You’ll walk on a forest trail which will take you to a riverbed. Then, you will be ascending for around two more hours through pine and fir forests to succeed in a little village of Tengboche. The village is home to the famous TengbocheGumba which is situated at 3,867 m and is the largest monastery within the Khumbu region of Nepal. You’ll have a tour of the Gumba and luxuriate in a panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Everest. Overnight in Tengboche. Breakfast, lunch and Dinner is included.
From Tengboche, you’ll have a steep descent of about 1500ft/500m which will take you through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. You will then continue your trail and pass Tashinga and Sansa villages before reaching Kyangjuma. You'll get to see spectacular views of Ama-Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. Overnight in Kyangjuma.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Your destination for the day is Monjo. The trail has a steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. While passing through a forest trail, don’t miss to keep your eye for wildlife like mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, and many more. A steep descent will then take you to a bridge over the DudhKoshiRiver.You have to cross the river twice at separate locations before reaching Monjo. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included for the day.
The trail descends steeply before it cuts up to the airport in Chauri Kharka. On the way, you’ll pass Phakding and Chopling villages. The climb from Chauri Kharka is the final climb of the trek. As the local staff you met in Luklawon't be accompanying you to Kathmandu, today is the final day that you celebrate your accomplishment together. Overnight stay in Lukla. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included for the day.
On the eleventh day, your successful trek comes to an end. Wake up early to bid a farewell to the spectacular scenery of the Khumbu before boarding your
morning flight back to Kathmandu. Watching the Himalayas pass beneath your window, you’ll now be able to recognize many of the major peaks. The hustle and bustle of Kathmandu may come as something of a surprise after the solitude of the mountains. You’ll be transported to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Feel free to relax or explore the local markets and eateries. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars in Thamel where you can enjoy dinner before returning to your hotel to spend the night.
Breakfast is included.
The last morning on your trip to Nepal where you’ll be enjoying a pleasant
breakfast while reflecting on all of the memories you’ve collected on the
Everest Base Camp Trek over the past two weeks. Approximately three hours
before your scheduled flight, you will be taken to Tribhuvan International
Airport for your departure. We hope you’ll return to Nepal in the near future to
see everything else that it has to offer!
Today’s breakfast is included.
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1. Best Time To Travel
Spring from March to May and autumn from mid-September to November are considered to be the best seasons to trek. The weather is dry and clear during these times making it ideal for trekking and enjoying majestic views of mountains. The days are mild while the nights are chilly. On the downside, however, these are peak seasons and the trails get crowded and busy.
You can also go for a monsoon or winter trek if you want to avoid the crowds when you can even enjoy some off-season discounts at teahouses which remain mostly empty during these times. But you should be aware of some discomforts (rain, snow, and extreme cold) if you take to the trail at these times.
2. Entry Permits & Requirements
To get the permits, you will need to provide the listed documents and information:
3. Altitude Sickness
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may begin once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain a sudden height rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
Acclimatization days are included in your trip to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please remember that altitude sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are a few extra prevention tips:
4. Safety and security
You can have Travel Insurance while trekking which is the safest measure. However, there are some measures following which you can implement to ensure safety:
5. Trekking essentials
People, often you don’t need a lot of complicated gear and equipment. Here’s a basic checklist of the most essential items that you should not forget to take.
6. Walking hours
On average, walking hours per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m, the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
7. Hiring a Guide
Do good research before hiring a guide. However, if you plan your trip via a travel agency, an experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. Moreover, the package might also include a porter for every 2 individuals.
Everest View trek is best in the pre-monsoon season which is from March to May and post-monsoon season which starts from late September to December. However, you can still do this trek in February and early September but the trek is best preferred during the above-mentioned months.
Usually, the trek is mostly moderate and a little difficult at some places. Trekking from Lukla to Namche Bazaar itself is a challenging walk as the trail is very steep and sloppy. The farthest point on the trek is Tengboche, situated at an altitude of 3,870m (12,697ft). However, You will take a hike up to Everest View Hotel which is situated at an altitude of 3,962m (13,000ft.) during your acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. This is in fact, the highest point on the trek. If you are physically fit and mentally prepared with a strong determination, then this trek is not as difficult as one can reckon. The only factor that attributes to the difficulty of this trek is the altitude and the long walking hours on uneven terrains for several days.
Your personal budget will totally depend on your spending habits and things that are included in your trip. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, it is suggested to bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes might cost you extra. You might also like to buy some crafts/souvenirs along the trekking route for which you have to bring extra cash.
To do the Everest Base Camp Trek, you need a legitimate passport, a tourist Visa, two passport-size photographs for trekking permits, and travel insurance which is very essential.
Usually, your guide advises you to go to the toilet in the tea houses before leaving to prevent the need to go during the trial. However, you may come across a few houses along the trail that will let you use their toilet. But, incase of an emergency you will have to go in the wild if there are no houses nearby