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Everest View Trek


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Duration: 6 Days
Expenditure 25000

Everest view trek, a short and easy trek in Nepal, offers breathtaking views of the world’s highest mountain peak: a snow-capped Mt Everest. And its neighbors.

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It is also an opportunity to explore the traditions and lifestyles of local Sherpa in the way of this particular trek.

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Everest View trek begins from Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, and flight to Lukla airport. Lukla follows the Dudh Koshi River, a number of suspension bridges, Sagarmatha National Park, to Namchi Bazaar which offers magnificent view of Mt Everest and other Himalayan peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama dablam, following the trail through the villages of Khumjung and Monjo.

Photos of Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal 1/1 by Rituraj Banerjee

Finally, Everest View trek ends as you get back to Lukla and catch a flight to Kathmandu.

Not only does the Everest View trek offers panoramic view of Nepal, it also is an opportunity to get to know the Sherpa people and their rich Buddhist culture.

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Where is it?

Everest View trek begins from Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, and flight to Lukla airport, which has an altitude of 9278 ft and should take about 35 min.

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Tenzing–Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, as far as Wikipedia is concerned, is a small airport in the town of Lukla in Khumbu, Solukhumbu District, Province No. 1, east Nepal. The airport is popular because Lukla is the place where most people start the climb to Mount Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu during daylight hours in good weather. Although the flying distance is short, rain commonly occurs in Lukla while the sun is shining brightly in Kathmandu. High winds, cloud cover, and changing visibility often mean flights can be delayed or the airport closed.

Difficulty level

Although Everest View trek is a high altitude trek, it is but an easy trek anyone from beginner to professional is welcome to do this trek without much worries.

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DIY

Everest View trek is the trek one goes when they look for an alternative to Everest Base Camp trek. Everest View trek is completely a do-it-yourself trek. It can also be arranged with organisations. However, this is a bit costly trek with the flights, deluxe hotels and all. It should cost you about 25000-30000 INR.

When to do it?

This trek should ideally be done during the month of October. Mani Rimdu Festival in the Tyangboche Monastery with nine days of ceremonies and special meditation by the monks with Mask Dance is an attraction in late October every year.

The route

Everest View Trek Starts at Lukla (9278 ft) and passes through several Sherpa villages: Phakding, Namchi bazaar, Khumjung, Tyangboche, Khunde and so on. From Namchi Bazaar a short uphill walk to the Everest View Hotel offers spectacular view of the snow-capped giant: Mt Everest and the valleys below. Tyangboche Monastery (3867m/ 12687 feet) is surrounded by rhododendrons forest. The Tyangboche Monastery is the one of the largest monasteries in Khumbu region. The view of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum Kangaru, Malanphulan, Ombigaichan, Tawoche and other mountains from this spot is enthralling.

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This is the route of the Everest View trek:

Lukla* — Phakding* — Namchi Bazaar* — Khumjung* — Tyangboche* — Monjo* — Lukla*

Itinerary

DAY 1

Lukla to Phakding (3/4 hrs)

After a 35 min flight to Lukla (9184 ft) from Kathmandu, the trek begins through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (8300 ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (8700 ft). The journey can be broken for the night to acclimatize. This trail should take about 3-4 hrs.

Photos of Phakding, Eastern Region, Nepal 1/1 by Rituraj Banerjee
DAY 2

Phakding to Namchi Bazaar (6-7 hrs)

Namchi Bazaar (11280 ft) is the largest Sherpa village in Nepal. This trail passes over the Dudhkoshi River through a suspension bridge, and then follows a dense pine forest to Monjo, about 2 hrs away. The trail offers view of snow-capped mountains: Thamserku, Everest, Lhotse, Konde and so on. Next comes the Sagarmatha National Park accompanied by a brief permit check and then downhill to Dudhkoshi River en route to Jorsale.

Photos of Namche Bazar, Namche, Eastern Region, Nepal 1/1 by Rituraj Banerjee

And then it's uphill to Namchi Bazaar. This trail is marked by the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It’s a tough uphill trek to Namchi Bazaar. This trail from Phakding to Namchi should take about 6-7 hrs.

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DAY 3

Namchi Bazaar to Khumjung (4-5 hrs)

From Namchi Bazaar a short uphill hike to the Everest View Hotel offers thrilling view of the snow-capped giants: Mt Everest and the valleys below, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. This trail should take about 1 hr.

Photos of Khumjung, Eastern Region, Nepal 1/1 by Rituraj Banerjee

After enjoying the view, comes the traditional Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung Monastery houses the scalp of what's said to be a Yeti.

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You may also visit Hillary school in Khumjung and Hillary hospital in Khunde village.

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You break the journey for the night at Khumjung.

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DAY 4

Khumjung to Tyangboche (4-5 hrs)

Photos of Tyangboche, Khumjung, Eastern Region, Nepal 1/1 by Rituraj Banerjee

Tyangboche (3867 m) is a beautiful town with the region’s most popular Tyangboche Monastery which opens for prayers at 3 PM in afternoon. The monastery is headed by a reincarnated Rimpoche, a blessed monk of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Mani Rimdu Festival in the Monastery with nine days of ceremonies and special meditation by the monks with Mask Dance is a special attraction in the late October every year. There is the practice of receiving blessing by the Monk for the successful climbing of Everest and other mountains in the region.

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This trip offers the view of Khumbila, which rises above Namchi. Sherpas worship this mountain as abode of the patron god of the Khumbu region.

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On Thankas (cloth paintings) and monastery murals, Khumbu Yul Lha is depicted as a white-faced being riding on a white horse. The Sherpa named Khumbu Yul Lha translates to ‘God of the Khumbu territory’.

DAY 5

Tyangboche to Monjo (4-5 hrs)

Leaving the villages you can retrace your way back to Monjo. You trek downhill along the Dudhkoshi river, pass a number of villages: Phunki tenga (water driven prayer wheels can be seen in the Phunki tenga), Lausasa, Sanasa, Kyangjuma, and cross several suspension bridges before finally arriving at Monjo.

Photos of Monjo Guest House, Lukla - Everest Base Camp Trekking Route, Khumjung, Nepal 1/1 by Rituraj Banerjee

It should take about 4-5 hrs from Tengboche to Monjo.

DAY 6

Monjo to Lukla (4-5 hrs)

The last day of this trek is along the Dudhkoshi River, andseveral Sherpa villages.

Photos of Lukla, Chaurikharka, Eastern Region, Nepal 1/1 by Rituraj Banerjee

During this part of the trek you may see many Jokyo (cross-breed of cow and yak). Jokyo carries local transportation and trekking equipment. It should take about 5 hrs from Monjo to Lukla.

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Confirm domestic flight to Kathmandu and enjoy your dinner at the local tea house for the break of the night.

What to pack?

Luggage to be carried in rucksack.

Drinking Water.

Preferably full-sleeve clothes.

Good quality and sturdy pair of walking shoes.

Extra pair of clothing and socks.

Torch with extra pair of batteries.

Cameras and Binoculars (optional).

Two warm layers: At the campsites, especially the higher ones, the temperature after sundown will drop to around 2-6 degrees. Three warm layers at the least would be needed for this trek.

Two trek pants: One pair of pants should suffice for this trek. But carrying one spare pair in case the first one gets wet never harms.

Two collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms.

Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.

Personal medication (if any).

Energy Powder, some snacks and biscuits.

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