The life of mountain dwellers is vastly different from one we lead in the city and is worth having a look at. To look into the heart of the villages of these people we offer an exceptional 8 days trek featuring a wide range of spectacular scenery combined with unique cultural encounters with the Sherpa people who inhabit these high altitude regions.
The journey begins in the medieval city of Kathmandu, from where a short flight to the beautiful village of Lukla (2800m) will drop us to the heart of the Solu Khumbu region. The trek continues through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, with pine forests, rhododendron flowers and an abundance of wildlife, to Namche Bazaar (3440m). A day of rest is necessary in Namche in order to get acclimatized to higher altitudes. The following days trekking will bring us to the village of Tengboche (3930m), home to the highest Buddhist monastery in the world (4100m) and also reputed by photographers as one of the best places to capture the awesome beauty of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its neighboring peaks.
The concluding days of this adventure will be spent in the delightful and scenic villages of Khunde (3500m) and Khumjung, where we will have the opportunity to interact with the legendary Sherpa people and participate in their astonishing traditional lifestyle. Back down to Lukla from where we will take a short flight back to Kathmandu, enjoying the last views of the awe-inspiring Himalayan range and its people.
Price: starts from USD 1010.00 perperson
Trekking Grade: moderate.
Maximum altitude gain: 3,860m at Syangboche Resort.
No.of pax: Minimum 2 pax
Trip duration: 11 nights 12 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Best Season: From Jan-Feb to May & mid Sept to December.
Trip Highlight: Exciting flight to Hillary airport at Lukla,Namche Bazaar (3440m), Sherpa village and culture, Buddhist monasteries, magnificent forest with rhododendron, waterfalls, and magnolia trees, marvelous scenery of the Himalayas Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7855),Mt. Ama Dablam.
11Night/12Days Everest View Trek
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
You will be met by a representative of Alfresco Adventure Travel and transferred to a Hotel. Remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fibrefill jacket. Evening drinks are held in the hotel for all World Expeditions clients arriving today. Drinks and snacks will generally be served from 6:30 pm until 7:15pm, and this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members before heading out to dinner. overnight at hotel
Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. overnight at hotel
Day 3: Fly Lukla and trek Pakding.
We will fly early to the village of Lukla at 2840m. and trek a short distance to Pakding on the Dudh Kosi river. overnight at hotel
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From there we can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m.) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance uphill you will be at Jorsale (2830m.) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m.) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. overnight hotel at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Namche Bzzar
To help with our acclimatization, we will spend a second night in Namche. During our second day here we will go to the Sagarmatha National park where we get our first views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. After lunch we hike up to Kumjung to see the famous "Yeti" skull and the gompa then to Khunde to see the Hillary Hospital. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.)
This day we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge and then descend to Dudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge we ascend in the steep path up to the Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Tengboche have largest Monastery of Khumbu region. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 07: Rest at Tengboche
Today is free day, so, we visit around Tengboche. From Tengboche we observe the awesome beauty of Mt. Everest (8848m.) and its neighboring peaks Like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse etc. Tengboche also boasts famous Tengboche Monastery. We explore the monastery and interact with the monks there. We can also observe their Mani Rimdu dance in the Monastry. Day 08: Tengboche to Namche (3440m.)
This day we retrace our route to Namche bazaar. We descend on the steep path to the Dudh Koshi and then climb up to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 09: Namche to Lukla (2840m.)
Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 10: Flight to Kathmandu
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 11: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. Otherwise you can visit different places or do shopping.Overnight at hotel
Day 12: Departure.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
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How difficult is the Everest View Trek?
No ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved.
The ground is rough, rocky and gravel strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution.Use caution or seek the expertise of a guide.
How fit do I need to be for Everest View Trek?
A certain level of fitness is required.
For Everest view trek you'll need to consider the amount of days you'll be out trekking. Most days include 4-7 hours of slow hiking. Altitude is the not biggest problem. Going slowly is essential to avoid sickness. Generally speaking, the slower you trek, the easier it is.
What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?
No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you.
Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please contact us to find out more.
When should I go to for Everest View Trek?
October to November is the start of the dry season and is the most popular time to visit Nepal as the monsoon has recently finished, leaving a green and lush countryside, fresh and clean air, and clear views of the Himalayan.
From December to February the temperature is very cold but visibility is still good. With fewer tourists on the trails, this can be the preferred time to visit. However, the cold can make high altitude treks more strenuous than normal. Some treks will be closed due to snow.
March to May is the second most popular time to visit. The weather is warmer and the visibility is still good, though not as crystal clear as between October to November. Nepal's flowers, however, come alive at this time of year.
June to September is the monsoon season. While you can still trek during this time, the options are limited due to the rains and heat.
What kind of gear do I need for Everest View Trekking?
-Waterproof jacket or poncho
-Mid-weight fleece or sweater
-2-3 Hiking shirts
-1-2 pair Hiking pants
-2-3 Non-hiking shirts
-1 Long-sleeve shirt
-1-2 Pairs non-hiking pants, shorts or skirts
-2-3 Pairs warm socks
-Long underwear (for high altitude)
-Gloves (for high altitude)
-Towel (preferably quick dry)
-Water bladder or bottle
-Headlamp or flashlight
-Sleeping bag (can rent in Kathmandu)
-Trekking poles (can buy or rent in Kathmandu)