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Everest View Trek - Short and Scenic Trek

Enjoy the colorful villages, rich flora and fauna, Buddhist monastery and the sky touching silver mountains in the shortest period of time

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10 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 3880 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

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Moderate trekking involves 4 to 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 3 to 10 days trekking trip.

Everest view trek is one of the spectacular and popular short treks in Everest. 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 with the spiritually prosperous Sherpa land. 
Just as its name portrays, Everest View Trek 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 in time or if you are unsure about committing to a long trek, whatever the reason might be for you to stopping yourself, Everest View Trek 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 are including Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, 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 Dabalam and its neighboring peaks. The concluding days of Everest View Trek 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 breath-taking 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 Everest View Trek is in between mid-September to mid-December and between March to May.

Everest View trek short cut itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) trek to Phakding (2640m), 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche and excursion Everest view hotel.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 to 6 hrs trek. 
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Shanasa (3670m), 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Day 07: Trek from Shanasa to Monjo (2835m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Day 08: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2860m), 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Day 09: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final departure.

Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Everest View Trek - itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will meet one of our trek leaders who will be waiting for you in front of arrival terminal along with colorful garlands to welcome you. You will be escorted to your hotel where you will rest and relax for the day. In the evening one of our team leaders will take you for a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant for you to enjoy the taste of the authentic Nepali food. Enjoy the local meal and you will be given a short briefing about the Everest base camp trek, after which you will be escorted back to your hotel.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860 m) | Trek to Phakding (2640 m) | 4 to 5 hrs trek.
We start our amazing trek with a short yet thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After a half an hour scenic flight to Lukla, we descend upon the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the trail we will witness Mt. Nupla (5885 m) and on its opposite side lies the peak of the Kongde Ridge. From here, we descend along the mountainside path that meets the route to the Everest which offers a beautiful view of a scattered valley, to our right and KusumKangaru (6367m.), at its far end. We continue our path along a small path with many climbs and finally descent towards Phakding following the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445 m) | 5 to 6 hrs trek.
The trail climbs up along the right bank crossing a stream and terraced hill from the Dudh Kodhi 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. The route consists of numerous ups and downs passing across scattered villages of Monjo. From here, we descend upon the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. As we depart from Jorsale we enter a forested mountainside. Following a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river splits -  Dudh Koshi at its right and Bhote Kosi at its left, leads us 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 stop at a rest point that offers an excellent view of Mt. Everest (8848 m) and Mt. Lhotse (8516 m). As Namche Bazaar appears in front us, the trail eases up with smooth path surrounded by pines. Namche Bazaar is a trade hub for Sherpa people and is surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche and excursion Everest view hotel.
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 the high altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. Even it is a rest day, we recommend you to not sit idle for the day and for that, we walk up to Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary and an hour walk up to the Sangboche (3800 m) where Everest View Hotel is situated. Everest View Hotel offers an outstanding view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and Mt. KusumKangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town which exhibits Sherpa culture. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m) | 5 to 6 hrs trek. 
As we leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path, we get to view exceptional panoramic view of Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kantega, and Mt. KusumKangaru. Only after a few steps up the mountain path, we will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. The long climb to Tengboche is encountered by a steep climb in the first half. As we pass through the densely forested zone, the climb eases and we come across a magnificent view of the snowy mountains. We continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until we come to the stone gate built by lamas which mark your entry into Tengboche (3860 m). We will most probably use the large plateau in front of the monastery as our campsite. There are a few lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service in which we can stay for the night. Tengboche is an important lookout point on this trek and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is the main highlight of the place. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Shanasa (3670 m) | 4 to 5 hrs trek.
After an early morning breakfast, we will head towards our first discovery of the day that is the Tengboche monastery and the nearby museum. In the afternoon, we retrace our steps downhill through the beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. We walk slowly across the Dudh Koshi and we ascend steeply towards Trashinga. From here the trail descends high above the valley to Shanasa where we spend the night. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Shanasa to Monjo (2835 m) | 5 to 6 hrs trek.
The villages of Kunde and Khumjung are only a short trek off the main trail and are worth visiting for its rural ambience and fresh sceneries. Khumjung has a beautiful monastery and Kunde has a small hospital run by late Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust and we will return to Namche via this route itself. The walk also heads past the Everest View Hotel and the Shyangboche airstrip before dropping into Namche, where we stop to have our lunch. In the afternoon, we descend steeply towards Jorsale along the river bank, continuing our walk to Monjo. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2860 m) | 4 to 5 hrs trek.
After an early morning light breakfast at Monjo, we re-trace our steps along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing the western bank at Benkar. Gentle steps through the blue pine and rhododendron forest, back-dropped with views of KusumKangaru makes the journey blissful. After an early lunch at Phakding 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 a dancing night with the crew. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu.
We head back to the Lukla airport after an early morning heavy breakfast to fly back to Kathmandu. You will then be transferred back to your hotel and you'll have the whole day to yourself until the evening. One of our team leaders will escort you in the evening and take you for a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant to celebrate your accomplishment. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Final departure.
After breakfast, you will be accompanied by one of our team members who will see you off to the airport for you to catch your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to see you in the future!

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors are beyond our control and can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • All the necessary airport picks up and drops
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
  • Everest National park fee with trekking permit
  • 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 staffs
  • 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 fare well dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers for Everest view trek

How can I book Everest view trek?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Everest view trek?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more cozy and comfortable with stunning views of Mt. Everest region. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Everest view trek?
Feb, March, April, May, June and September, October, and November December are the best seasons. However, July, August and Jan are also okay and trekking can be done.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Everest view trek. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Everest view trek is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 3880m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info 

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
 All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

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Equipments & Packing List for Everest view trek

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

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Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).


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