Everest view trek is a lower altitude short trek to the heart of Everest region. This trek is relatively easy compared to other treks in this region due to its lower altitude. The 11 day trek is suitable for anyone with a reasonable fitness level. If you want to observe the beauty of Mount Everest closely but want to avoid high altitudes and tiring up and down hill sections then this is the best solution for you. Monks and monasteries, beautiful villages, donkeys, yaks and porters, breathtaking views of the Himalaya are some of the highlights of this trek. Sherpa culture, food and hospitality make this trek an experience of a life time.
The Everest view trek begins with a breath taking flight to Lukla. We then pass through the villages of Phakding, Monjo, Dhukur Pokhari following the Dudh kosi river. A two hour climb from Dhukur Pokhari takes us to Namche, the gate way to Everest. Our trek then extends to the village of Tengbuche. Mount Everest and the other mountain like Lotse, LotseShar, Amadabalam, Kongde, Themserku, Kangtega can be viewed during this trek. Open Trail Treks also offers several other trekking in this region: Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest base camp treks via Gokyo – 19 days
Accommodation During Trekking
During the trek, we will be staying at local teahouses. These offer accommodation and food served in a dining room which also functions as a social meeting place with other trekkers. All accommodation is on a twin shared basis. A single room is usually available at a little extra cost. The tour guide will arrange the best available accommodation in each village. As we advance to higher and more remote villages it may occasionally be necessary to share a room with more than 2 people. During the treks, most of the bathroom and toilet facilities are shared and toilet can be either a squat or a western toilet.
Meals During Trekking
In Kathmandu we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food such as Thali and Momo at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. For instance the Newari restaurant is a special place serving Newari food (the Newari are the indigenous people of the Kathmandu valley). Newari food is famous and unique. During the trek we will eat traditional Nepalese food as well as more international cuisine (Tibetan, Indian, Italian and continental). Dinner and breakfast will be taken at the teahouse where we spend the night and lunch at one of the trail teahouses.
Day 1 – Arrived in Kathmandu (1,310m/4,258ft)
When you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Open Trail will be there holding your group name or leader name. He will taxi you for drop off you at the hotel. After checking in, you are welcome to rest or visit Open Trail’s office in Thamel, which is located in the heart of a major shopping district. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Open Trail Treks, where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine. This is a great introduction to Nepalese food and culture. (Budget trekking package doesn’t include welcome dinner)
Day 2 – Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today after having breakfast,we will head toward historical and religious sites tour in Kathmandu. These sites are listed as world heritage site. We will visit Kathmandu Darbar Square, Buddhist Stupa (Buddha Nath), Hindus secret temple Pashupati Nath. We will end our tour by visiting the Swayambhunath also known as “monkey temple”. In the middle of the tour, we will take you to the very special local restaurant for lunch. After we finish the tour, we will have consultation with our trekking guide or leader regarding the preparation for our following days trip.
Day 3 – Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft]
The day begins with an early morning 45-minute flight to the busy village of Lukla, which sits at an altitude of 2,800meters. If you get in quick, the left-hand side of the plane will offer you amazing scenery of the Himalayas. Once we arrive in Lukla a quick traditional breakfast will set you up for an easy 3-hour hike, crossing the mountain ranges via high suspension bridges – which are not for the faint-hearten. The track will take us to the first guesthouse, a little village called Phakding where a fire will warm your legs up in preparation for tomorrow’s strenuous trek.
Total Trekking Time: 3-4 hours
Day 4 – Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs trek
This morning will start early with a gasping climb over 600 meters to Namche Bazaar testing the fittest of trekkers. The hike will begin by crossing over the DudhKosi River and follow the East Side of the mountain ranges. Although the walk is testing the track will take you through high mountain ranges with sample views of what you will be rewarded with for the remainder of the trek. It is during this climb to Namche that you will notice the altitude and once reaching the village, tomorrow’s rest day will feel well deserved.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours
Day 5 – Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
Namche is the hub of the Khumbu region and many locals will gather there for the daily markets to trade and sell items. This gives you a great opportunity to explore the center and pick up any last supplies you may need for the rest of the trek. There is also a famous German Bakery here where you can indulge in freshly brewed coffee and cake.
Day 6 – Namche to Khumjung [3810 m/12500 ft]
The fourth day of our trek begin with a climb up to airstrip at Syangboche. Then, we continue the climbing to Everest View Hotel with view of some famous mountains of Amadabalam, Thamserku, Kongde and others. At the hotel the fully beauty of Mount Everest can be seen. After descending 20 minutes from here, we arrive at Khumjung village which is located in a valley surround by snowcapped mountains. After lunch at Khumjung, we can do some sightseeing around Khumjung and Khungde village. We can visit the famous Sir Edmund Hilary School as well.
Total Trekking Time: 3-4 hours
Day 7 – Khumjung to Tengboche[3,870m/12694ft]
We begin our day by descending down to Dudhkosi river passing through some small settlements. We will also pass through rhododendron and pine forests. We cross the suspension bridge over the Dudhkosi river and stop for lunch. After lunch, we take a final steep climb for 2 hours to Tengbuche through the forest of pine and fir. Tengbuche has a famous monastery to explore. The scenery of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadabalam, Tawachee, Kantega, Themserku and kongde make this place a photographer’s paradise. We spend the night here.
Total trekking time: 4 hour
Day 8 – Tengbuche to Monjo [2,840m/9,315ft]
The trekking begin with descending downward to the Dudhkoshi river through rhododendron, pine and fir forests. In spring, this part of track become more beautiful due to the blossom of the rhododendrons. We cross the river and start climbing up through the Sherpa villages; Tashinga, Sansa to Kyangjuma. If we are lucky we may see Snow Leopards, colorful pheasants and mountain goat on this part of the trek. We can spend some time in Namche Bazar where we can visit the bakery for coffee and cakes. Then we will descend steep downhill through the pine forest and cross the suspension bridge over Dudhkosi and Bhotekosi river. After checked out at the Sagarmatha National park we reached the Monjo village where we will spend the night.
Total Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Day 9 – Monjo to Lukla(2,840m/9,317)
It is an easy day today. We walk through the valley of Dudhkosi. The trekking is mostly gentle up and downhill and crossing of several suspension bridge. While walking through the villages, we can observe the lifestyle of the inhabitant Sherpa people. After we get back to Lukla we can look around the town. We can celebrate our last day at the Irish Pub and we stay overnight in Lukla.
Total Trekking Time: 5 hours
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu
Early morning we go to the Lukla Airport for our flight to Kathmandu. A 45 minute breathtaking flight with the view of the beautiful scenery of mountain will take us back to Kathmandu.We can spend the rest of our day exploring the old town of Kathmandu. You can also do some souvenir shopping around Thamel. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner hosted by Open trail Treks.
Day 11: – Final Departure
Today is the last day of your adventure. We have a last breakfast together. After breakfast, if you have time from your flight you can do some shopping or go sightseeing. A representative from Open Trail Treks will pick you from hotel and drop you at the airport 3 hours before your flight.
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