Everest View Trek

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10 days Everest view trek is one of the most spectacular and popular short and easy hiking tours in the Everest (aka Khumbu) region. This marvelous trek starts and ends in the ancient city of Kathmandu. Everest View Trek features a beautiful collection of the sky-touching silver mountains, rich flora, and fauna while in the meantime encountering the spiritually prosperous Sherpa land.

Just as its name portrays, the Everest view hiking tour is all about witnessing the panoramic view of the Himalayan giants including the world-famous Mount Everest. It is a short and easy trip that is creatively designed to explore Everest's beauty and its unique culture, people, and mountain vistas in the shortest period of time. If you are short on time or if you are unsure about committing to a long trek, whatever the reason might be for you to stop yourself, 10 days Everest view tour is a perfect trek option for you. This trek does not demand any type of physical fitness or previous experience, hence you get a plus point here as well. Even though this is a short trek, you will still get to trek to the most mesmerizing and popular places in the Everest Region including Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Kongde-Ri, and Mt. Kusum Kanguru. 

The very first encounter of your journey will be the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. This ancient exotic city holds a lot of history, culture, traditions, markets, and handicrafts. We begin our trek from a short yet beautiful scenic flight to Lukla (2860 m). After a half an hour flight to Lukla, passing through the stunning village, we make our way towards the heart of the Solu- Khumbu Region, Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site that is home to rare flora and fauna. On our way to Namche Bazaar (3445m), the land of Sherpas, we pass through beautiful and dense pine forests, rhododendron flowers, and wildlife abundance. We spend a day in Namche in order to get acclimatized to higher altitudes. After a day at Namche, the trek continues passing through the village of Tengboche (3860 m), home to the holiest and highest Buddhist monastery in the world. The place is famous for photographers who get an exceptional shot of the stunning view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, and its neighboring peaks.

The concluding days of the short Everest view trekking package will be spent in the wonderful and scenic villages of Khunde (3840 m) and Khumjung where we will have an opportunity to interact with the local Sherpa people and participate in their remarkable traditional lifestyle. We then return back to Lukla from the same trail, enjoying the last views of the breathtaking Himalayan ranges and Everest.

The journey, all in all, is one amazing experience in the Himalayas in a very limited time. The trekkers get to explore the Everest Region and the rural lifestyle of its people. The most favorable season to go for the Everest view trekking holiday is between mid-September to mid-December and between March to May.  


  • Enjoy the Everest’s beauty, people and unique culture in the shortest period of time
  • Explore the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, with pine forests, rhododendron flowers and an abundance of wildlife.
  • Visit the wonderful and scenic villages of Khunde(3840m) and Khumjung and participate in their amazing traditional lifestyle.
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the breathtaking Himalayan ranges and Mount Everest, the top of the world.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1,350m)

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the time will be rest on your own. In the evening join a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Have a great discussion and short brief about Everest view trek enjoying the delicious meal. Overnight at the hotel.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

We start our amazing trek with a 35-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here we follow a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5,885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. We descend a mountainside path that merges into our route to Everest, with views to a valley to our right and at its far end, Kusum Kangaru (6,367m.). We continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. Stay overnight at the lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Guest house/lodges
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Lukla to Phakding
  • Maximum Altitude:2,860m., 2,640m

The trail starts through a level path along the right bank. We cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the river bed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Now, we descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After our departure from Jorsale, we enter a forested mountainside. We move on following a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Kosi that leads to Nampa La. After a short distance along the Bhote Koshi, we begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.) The climb eases somewhat and Namche Bazaar appears ahead as we travel along the path surrounded by pines. Namche Bazaar (3,440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at the lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Guest house/lodges
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. For the acclimatization, we walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, and an hour walk up to the Sangboche (3800m) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture. Stay overnight at the lodge.  

  • Accommodation:Guest house/lodges
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

As we leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path we get to view an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaru. After a gentle descent, the mountain path ends; we will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. It is a long climb to Tengboche; the first half is especially steep. As we climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. We continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until we come to the stone gate built by lamas which mark your entry into Tengboche (3,860m). We may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as your campsite. There are a lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tengboche is an important lookout point on this trek and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful. Stay overnight at the lodge.  

  • Accommodation:Guest house/lodges
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Tengboche
  • Maximum Altitude:3,860m

In the morning we will go to visit the Tengboche monastery and the nearby museum. Afternoon we retrace our steps downhill through the beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. After cross the Dudh Koshi, we ascend steeply to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley to Shanasa where we spend the night. Stay overnight at the lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Guest house/lodges
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Shanasa
  • Maximum Altitude:3,670m

The villages of Kunde and Khumjung are only a short trek off the main trail and are well- worth visiting. Khumjung has a beautiful monastery and Kunde has a small hospital run by late Sir Edmund Hillary‚Äôs Himalayan Trust and we will return to Namche via this route. The walk also heads past the Everest View Hotel and the Shyangboche airstrip before dropping into Namche where we take lunch. In the afternoon we descend steeply and then walk along the river bank back to Jorsale where we leave the national park before continuing to Monjo. Stay overnight at the lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Guest house/lodges
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Monjo
  • Maximum Altitude:2,835m

We re-trace our steps along the Dudh Koshi, crossing the western bank at Benkar. It is a beautiful and easy walk through blue pine and rhododendron forest, back-dropped with views of Kusum Kangaru. An early lunch at Phakding and in the afternoon we ascend out of the river valley back to the airstrip. In the evening, a farewell dinner may be followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with our staff. Stay overnight at the lodge.  

  • Accommodation:Guest house/lodges
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Lukla
  • Maximum Altitude:2,880m

Walk to the airport early in the morning and take a stunning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel, have a rest till evening, one of our team leaders will come to meet you in the evening and take you for a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant to celebrate your great Everest view trek. Overnight at the hotel.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight back to home. Wish you have a safe and sound flight and hope to see you again in the future!

  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m


  • All the necessary airport picks up and drops.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Everest National park fee with trekking permit.
  • Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staff.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kinds of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.
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Useful Information

The journey of Everest view walking holidays (10 days) starts and ends in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Kathmandu will be 3 stars standard and if you would like to upgrade the hotel, let us know, we will be happy to upgrade your hotel as your budget and choice.

During the trek, we will provide you with neat and clean mountain lodges on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea, coffee a day as per your choice and comfort).

Additional Information 

Alpine Eco Trek is always available for any type of inquiry related to trekking in Nepal. For more info about Tourist Visa, you can also visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa the official website to apply. Need any other type of assistance or additional information about on arrival instructions, making your holiday longer, passport rules and regulations, latest permit updates please feel free to contact us


What is the best season for the Everest View hiking vacation?

With the best seasons for the Everest View trek package being either spring (March to May) or autumn (September to December), this amazing trek to Everest is all about clear and pristine views of the Nepalese Himalayas. Having lesser elevation than the longer Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, this incredible trek takes you also into the Sagarmatha National Park. During autumn and spring, the views will be absolutely stunning and give your trek with Alpine Eco Trek an even better experience.

Do you want to do the Everest View tour package during autumn or fall? 

The trek during autumn or the fall is strongly recommended. With May being the peak season for Everest summiteers this time the trails will be more open and the guesthouses more available. The skies are blue and the viewpoints during the trek provide excellent panoramic views.

How difficult is the Everest View family trek in Nepal? 

This incredible trek in Nepal is absolutely not difficult. As a short trek in Nepal, Alpine Eco Trek recommends this trek for families with kids and senior citizens. With a few steep climbs and adventurous river crossings, even novice trekkers can fully enjoy this amazing short trek in Nepal. We do take precautions against Acute Mountain Sickness and make sure to trek at everyone’s pace.

What type of fitness do I require for the Everest View trekking tour?

As the trek is short and easy, we are trekking in the Himalayas, and having a good fitness level will only improve your experience during the Everest View walking tour. It is advised to practice some stamina training and perhaps higher altitude exercises. This can be done by joining a gym or home fitness, morning or evening runs and short hikes uphill.

What is our accommodation during the Everest View hotel tour?

Every trekking experience is also graded on how your overnight stay is during the trek. As for our accommodation during the trek with Alpine Eco Trek, we stay two days in Kathmandu the capital of Nepal and during the trek we overnight in the local guesthouses.

In Kathmandu:

During your stay in Kathmandu, Thamel has some of the best options. Also called Backpacker’s Alley this amazing area has access to countless trekking equipment and handicraft shops, cozy restaurants and comfortable hotels. With options from low-budget lodges to even five-star category resorts, we are sure to book you the best rooms available as per your budget.

During the Trek:

Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal doesn’t mean going on a luxury trip. We are trekking in remote areas without road access and overnight at the local guesthouses. This provides sustainability to the various towns and helps to further improve the trekking trails in the Everest region. The guesthouses during the Everest View trek are comfortable as well as facilitated with attached bathrooms, shower facility, neat and clean bed sheets, pillow cover, and well-managed bed with warm blankets and internet WIFI connections facilities. Most activity goes on in the dining hall wherein the cold season heaters are placed.

What type of meals can I expect during the Everest View holiday tour?

While doing the trek some incredible meals can be tasted in the local guest houses. As we head towards Namche Bazaar the Sherpa culture can be seen in the many delicious dishes. During the trekking part of this package, we do include an All-In plan with breakfast and dinner served at the guesthouse and lunch packed for on the way. In Kathmandu, we book a Bed and Breakfast plan so you can enjoy the various restaurants and have a different experience.

Do I require travel insurance for the Everest View trekking vacation?

Like any other trek, it is required to have travel insurance for the Everest View hiking package. With your safety our main priority we do advise all of our trekkers to make sure to take a policy that covers helicopter rescue. The trek is not a dangerous trek but accidents can happen and in case of an emergency evacuation helicopter is the only way. Always leave a copy of your insurance with a family member and at our trekking office. Nepal does not yet offer travel insurance from foreign nationals but this can easily be acquired in your own respective country or via reliable online travel insurance sellers.

What is the normal group size during the Everest View travel package?

Although the trek is a short and easy trek in Nepal our group sizes go up to 20 trekkers. As we say smaller groups, better service at Alpine Eco Trek we focus on a great service during any type of trek in Nepal. By organizing private or group treks for up to 20 persons we can divide our attention to everybody’s needs during the trek. 

Private Trips or Group Joining

Don’t know the difference between Private Trips or Group Joining? Well if you want to travel with only you’re booked persons then we do advise you to choose the Private option. Do you want to be a part of a group of 20 and meet other trekkers from around the world? In that case, Group Joining is for you. How does it work? Have a look at our fixed departures and group availability during your booking. For any specified groups such as all girls or all boys groups, we do ask you to leave us a message during your booking so we can properly organize this for you.

How is a trekking day of the Everest View tour filled?

On a trekking day, the trek is mostly filled with beautiful jungle trails, suspension bridge crossings, and amazing river trails. During the trek, we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, that’s the Everest National Park. We start trekking in the morning at around 8 AM and until the late afternoon at around 3 PM and with just a couple of trekking days we have more time to enjoy the stunning views along the way and at our destinations.

What type of guide do I require during the Everest View family tour?

A guide is required for trekking in Nepal, this has to do with safety. So what type of guide do you require during the trek? Alpine Eco Trek has well-experienced and government-licensed guides. These Himalayan masters know every nook and cranny of the region and will guide you safely through the Nepalese Himalayas. Speaking fluent English, they are sure to give you all the information you want during this incredible trek in Nepal.

What type of equipment do I need for the Everest View hiking package?

The type of equipment that you need for the trek is simple basic trekking equipment. We do recommend bringing at least a water bottle to prevent plastic pollution and a sleeping bag as extra comfort during your stay in the guesthouses. For novice trekkers, the use of trekking sticks is also recommended. Depending on what season you want to do this trek, good raingear or winter gear is also advised. Of course, don’t forget your cameras to capture this amazing trek in Nepal with Alpine Eco Trek. Please find a packing list for the Everest View holiday here.

What happens if the Flight Delay is in Kathmandu and Lukla?

Lukla Airport (aka Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Airport), located on an enormous valley is bounded by high mountains. Due to this reason, the arrival and the taking off from Lukla are technical and difficult most of the time. The weather here is unpredictable and changes every next hour which causes flight delays or cancellations.

Why Travel with Us?

Your physical and mental abilities will be put to the test, and your imaginations will flirt with your inner voices amid punishing raw beauty. Plodding through lesser-known paths, interacting with unknown tribes, and waking up to medieval landscapes is a mission we have learned to live with and pass down to our guests and this is how it is when you decide on a venture with us. Read More 

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