Everest View Trek - 8 days

Things to Know
  • Duration8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Altitude 3,780 m
  • Trip Type Trekking/Hiking
  • Start and End Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Best Time February-June and September-December
What You’ll Do
  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • A short trek in the Everest region for new trekkers
  • Perfect for a family adventure or trek with your friends/Colleagues
  •  A great aerial panorama of the Himalayas
  • Walk through the lush forests of rhododendron & magnolia
  • Spend nights in lovely Sherpa villages and get to see their daily lifestyle
  • Explore Namche Bazaar and its museums
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche
  • Hike to the Hotel Everest View and Khumjung Monastery
  • Get to witness a magical view of Mt. Everest along with numerous other mountains

Everest View Trek is a short trip trek in the Everest region that goes up to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,287 ft) and involves a hike to the Hotel Everest View (3,962 m/13,000 ft) & Khumjung monastery (3,790 m/12,434 ft). It is an eight-day trek through the lush rhododendron & magnolia forests and beautiful Sherpa villages. The Everest view trek is also known as the Everest panorama trek. It is a perfect trek for travellers bound by time and gives an ideal introduction to trekking in the Himalayas.

As the package's name speaks, this trek lets you enjoy the surreal view of Mt Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), the highest mountain in the world, without doing an extended two-week trek. The trek is not as demanding as the famous Everest base camp trek. Also known as Everest Panorama Trek, it is one of the best short and beginner-friendly treks in the Everest region. You will only spend four full days in the mountains yet have a lifetime experience. Everest view trekking lets you see the rich biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park. You'll come across many flowers, vegetation, animals, and birds on the way. The trail passes by stunning waterfalls and crosses the Dudh Koshi River many times on hanging bridges. Enjoy the mountain lifestyle and get to see the ancient cultural heritage of the locals. Detangle your thoughts and enjoy the tranquillity away from the bust cities.

Mt. Everest And Other Mountain Views

Everest View Trek is crafted to provide an alternative for travellers to enjoy the fantastic mountain panorama without making a long, arduous journey in the Khumbu region. From Kathmandu to Lukla, you will see breathtaking landscapes until the end of the trek.

Hills and mountains are everywhere. Rivers, waterfalls, streams, terraces, and valleys make the scenery more stunning. Snow-clustered giants like Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,939 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/21,678 ft), Chamlang (7,319 m/24,012 ft), Kongde Ri (6,187 m/20,299 ft), Kangtega (6,782 m/22,251 ft), etc., are seen along the trail.

Book Everest View Trek

Our booking for the Everest view trek for 2025 is open. You can book a seat through our site or send us your inquiry. It is an incredible trek to test yourself and do it with coworkers & friends. With all the necessary support, we give you the best service and rate. Let us know if you wish to customize the Everest view trek itinerary. Our travel consultants will help you with that. Adding a helicopter return from Namche Bazaar can make this short trek even more fantastic. This will allow you to witness the surreal aerial panorama of the Himalayas up close.

Optional Trekking Packages

Below we have mentioned some similar moderate treks in Nepal- Langtang Valley Trek, Tamang Heritage Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mohare Danda Trek, etc.

We also have a range of tours and day hikes in Nepal that you can check.

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  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationStar Hotel
  • Time2-3 hours

Our team meets you at the international airport terminal. They will make sure you reach your hotel safely without any issues. Settle in your room and get some rest before an exciting night begins. We organize a welcome dinner in the late evening, during which you will say hello to the rest of the team members. Spend some time exploring Thamel and visiting pubs if you wish before heading back to the hotel.

  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationStar Hotel
  • Time1 day

We have a full day in Kathmandu to prepare for Everest view trekking. But first, we will be visiting some historical monuments, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. The tour will be guided by an experienced tour guide, so you will not be lost.

In the late afternoon, we get together in the Iconic Holiday Office and prepare for the trek. The trek guide will introduce himself, and later, we pack our duffel bags & do some last-minute shopping (if needed). You can rent or buy all trekking gear in Thamel, so it is okay if you are not well prepared in terms of clothes and gear.

  • Altitude2,850 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time35 minutes flight & 3 hours

The Lukla flight is quite popular and thrilling. Depending upon the air traffic during your trip, you will either take the Lukla flight from Kathmandu airport or the Manthali airport. The flight will be short from both airports and offers a stunning aerial panorama of the Himalayas. After a nerve-racking landing at the Lukla airport, our crew will sort out the luggage, and we begin trekking towards Phakding village.

The trail to Phakding drops following the Dudh Koshi river through the lush forested path. We will cross a few suspension bridges and pass by some waterfalls. Trekking through Ghat village, we gradually hike to Phakding, situated a couple of hundred meters below Lukla.

  • Altitude3,440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

The trail from Phakding village to Namche Bazaar is very fascinating. You will come across a diverse range of flora and fauna, many small settlements, beautiful waterfalls, streams, and lush rhododendron forests. The first stop is at Monjo village. Before reaching here, we'll cross numerous hanging bridges. Leaving Monjo, we register our permits and trek in the Sagarmatha national park. We ascend via lush woodlands to Namche Bazaar.

  • Altitude3962m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5 hours

We will spend a full day in Namche Bazaar, exploring its bustling streets and going on side excursions. In the morning, we’ll hike to Hotel Everest View, a famous viewpoint and luxury lodge. The hiking route follows a rough hillside and ascends to Hotel Everest View. We can see striking Mt. Thamserku view on the way along with Khumbila, Kongde Ri, etc.

From the hotel, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse & Mt. Nuptse views are seen. If we do not feel tired, we can continue the hike to Khumjung village. It is a beautiful village that houses one of the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. Spend the remaining day in Namche Bazaar, exploring souvenirs shops, cafes, and museums.

  • Altitude2,850 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

After a delicious breakfast, we will begin trekking back to Lukla. Leaving Namche Bazaar, we will be following a steep downhill path and soon join the forested trail. We will be retracing the trail to Lukla. From Phakding village, the route begins to ascend, passing by many small villages and crossing several bridges over the Dudh Koshi river.

  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationStar Hotel
  • Time35-minute flight

Today, early in the morning, we'll take a thrilling flight out of Lukla to Manthali or Kathmandu airport. Our team will drop you at the hotel. Spend the remaining day relaxing and window shopping in Thamel. In the evening, we have planned a farewell dinner with the team, and enjoy the rest of the night at your pace. Do not forget you will be leaving for your home the next day, so pack your stuff as well.

    You have the option to join some other adventurous journey in the Himalayas with us. If not, our airport representatives will pick you up from your hotel lobby as per your flight time and drop you at the international airport terminal.

    Trip Map
    Everest View Trek - 8 days map
    Trip Cost Details
    • All (international and domestic) airport transfers on a tourist vehicle
    • Standard twin-sharing/double accommodation in a tourist standard hotel for 3 nights in Kathmandu including breakfast (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost)
    • All necessary trekking permits for Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS card, etc.
    • Twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the trek
    • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) including one hot drink and seasonal fruits
    • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Manthali and Lukla
    • Government-registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English.
    • First-aid kit
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc.
    • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
    • A farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal
    • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT.
    • Certificate of achievement.
    • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
    • International flight fare and airport departure tax
    • Any beverages including bottled and boiled water
    • Travel insurance along with high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage
    • Tips to trekking staff and driver
    • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be acquired easily after your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a fee of USD 50 for 30 days visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa)
    • Personal Trekking gear and equipment
    • Any expenses other than the Price Include section
    Useful Info

    Everest View Trek Difficulty

    Everest View Trek is an easy to moderate-range trek. This is a beginner-friendly trek that you can do with your family. You'll spend four full days in the mountains hiking on uneven trails. The Everest View trek route ascends through forests and alongside verdant hills. The trail from Phakding village to Namche Bazaar is a bit difficult because the final part involves steep climbing. It is doable and only demands a little extra effort, so you do not have to worry about it. You do not need previous trekking experience to join the Everest view trek. It is a perfect trek for people of all ages. Ensure you are healthy and fit enough to walk 5 to 6 hours daily.

    Everest View Trek Route

    The Everest view trek route begins with a scenic, short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will descend to Phakding village following the Dudh Koshi River to spend the night. On the way, cross many suspension bridges and walk past small villages. Then you'll walk through Monjo and continue trekking towards Namche Bazaar, crossing a long hanging suspension bridge. Spend a couple of nights in Namche Bazaar.

    Go on a hike to Hotel Everest View to witness the very first view of Mt. Everest. The hike continues to Khumjung monastery before you return to Namche Bazaar. The walk will be tiring, but the breathtaking views will make it all worth it. You will then retrace the trail back to Lukla and take another short flight back to Kathmandu, which marks the end of the trek.

    Altitude Sickness

    Altitude sickness, or acute mountain sickness risk is very low during the Everest View  Trek. The highest altitude gain during the trek is 3,962 meters. From Kathmandu at 1,400 meters, you will fly to Lukla at 2,860 meters. This part of the venture carries a high risk of altitude sickness, therefore we spend the night in Phakding village at 2,610 meters. It will give you a high elevation gain and sleep-low advantage and let your body acclimatize, lowering the potential threat of altitude sickness. Then you spend another two nights in Namche Bazaar, hiking to a high point and returning to the village to spend the night. Our trek guide help you in case you see any symptoms like difficulty in breathing, insomnia, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache, etc. Keep yourself hydrated, and do not drink alcoholic drinks while trekking. Smoking will also dehydrate your body, so stay away from it.

    Best Season

    Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) are the best time for Everest view trekking. The Lukla flights are operate on time if the weather remains stable, and the climate mild. Please note that Lukla Airport is one of the most dangerous high-altitude airport in the world. the weather may affect the flight schedule, so please think for one or two spare days. You do not have to face any weather hurdles in spring and autumn, which makes these two seasons the peak time to trek in the Himalayas. The mountain views are phenomenal and clear. Hundreds of trekkers hit the trail, making the surroundings vibrant and lovely.

    Accommodation & Meals During The Trek

    You stay overnight in a lodge during the Everest view trek. The lodge will be decent, with twin-shared rooms and private/common washrooms. The rooms will be small but have ample space to move around. You will get a comfortable mattress and blanket to spend the night. There is no heating system in the rooms in the normal lodges. The dining area is the warmest part of the lodge, where you can spend time.

    Our Everest view trek cost covers three meals, breakfast, lunch & dinner. All the meals are provided as per the menu. Dal bhat is a must to have at least one meal. You will get all the energy and nutrients. Other items, such as pizza, roti, curries, burgers, sandwiches, momo, noodles, thukpa, porridge, soup, bread, bakery items, eggs, steak, mashed potatoes, oats, etc. are available too.

    Internet, Charging, & ATM On The Trail

    Lodges along the Everest View trail offer paid WiFi service. The connection may get disturbed from time to time because of elevation & weather. The WiFi is not as fast as in the cities, but it'll keep you connected. Normally most tea houses charge some box for wifi. The better alternative is to buy a Nepali tourist sim and get data to use during the trek. Paid charging stations are available in the lodges. There are no charging slots in the rooms. You can charge your device at the charging stations built around the reception or dining area. Carry spare batteries or a power bank for more convenience. There is an ATM in Namche Bazaar where you can withdraw Nepali money. Namche Bazaar has many souvenir shops and cafes where you can buy things. For easy management, you must keep some Nepali rupees for your expenses.

    Travel Insurance

    Travelling to Nepal for trekking is amazing, but be prepared for risks. Travel insurance isn't required but is highly recommended. Your insurance should cover medical costs and emergency evacuations, with a minimum of USD 100,000. The Himalayas are beautiful but dangerous, with risks like altitude sickness and accidents. Buy a plan that includes helicopter rescues, as they are the only way to evacuate in emergencies. Proof of insurance is needed for these services. Having good travel insurance ensures a safer and more enjoyable trek in Nepal.

    Everest View Trek Solo

    With the new rule, all trekkers must have a licensed trekking guide. We highly recommend trekking with a guide for a more meaningful journey. Guides ensure your safety and provide valuable insights about all regions of Nepal and their local cultures. Our guides are reliable, friendly, and fluent in English, so there will be no communication issues.

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    • Treks in the Himalayas are never easy wherever you go. It is just that some are a bit more advanced and remote than others. The Everest view trek is an easy to moderate going trek. The trail is rough but has doable ascend and descend up to Namche Bazaar. Any fit individual can do the Everest view trekking, including kids and elderlies.

    • Yes, Everest view trekking is for beginners. You do not need previous trekking experience or prepare for 3 to 4 weeks to join this trek. New trekkers will have a great introduction to trekking in the Himalayas, joining the Everest view trek.

    • It is better not to drink alcohol while trekking, especially when you are ascending. It will dehydrate your body and make it prone to altitude sickness. While returning, you may try some local alcoholic drinks.

    • Yes, you will get a network at Namche Bazaar. You can use WiFi or cellular data to use the internet. Both will cost you additional money. The network may get disturbed often because of location and elevation.

    • Yes, you can do the Everest view trek with your family. Our professional guides will make sure you are comfortable and safe in the mountains. He will help you with every little thing to make sure the trip becomes hassle-free for your family.

    • No, you will not need a sleeping bag for the Everest view trek. The lodges along the trail offer clean bedding and blankets. But if you are very sensitive to cold, you can carry a sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort.

    • Yes, you can customize the Everest view trek itinerary with us. To customize the itinerary, get in touch with you. You can mail us or call us at our mobile number. One of the travel consultants of Iconic Holiday will help you with your queries.

    • Yes, you get to see a distant view of Mt. Everest during this trek. The view is seen from the Hotel Everest View.

    • If you are a solo trekker and planning to join our group, then do know that our groups consist of 6 to 12 people. We also organize private treks for solo travelers.

    • Yes, you can extend your trek with us anytime. Just let us know on time, so we can arrange all the accommodation for you. You can extend the trek in the Everest region or join some other trek or tour in Nepal.

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