- Short and delightful trekking at Everest region suited for all travelers regardless fitness and time allocation.
- Best views of Mt. Everest surrounding Himalayas with insights to Sherpa Culture and Traditions
Join Everest View Trek if you are planning to visit Nepal in a quick time. Everest view trek is not only short but also an easier one than other Everest treks that can be joined by any travel lover regardless their age and fitness level. As the name explains itself, Everest view trek offers wonderful close views of Everest and other surrounding peaks while offering chance to explore culturally affluent friendly villages of Sherpas. No altitude sickness, no strenuous hiking; its simple and quick way to get Everest trekking experience.
Our 8 day trek begins after your arrival at Kathmandu followed by short and scenic mountain flight to Lukla airstrip. Enjoy breathtaking Himalayan views from the flight and get yourself out from the plane, of course after landing. Then start your trekking through beautiful forests, alongside Dudh Koshi River, cross the long suspension bridge, overall enjoy the perfect mountainous atmosphere with glimpses of white Himalayas that plays hide and seek until we arrive at higher grounds. First day of trekking ends at Phakding and we push ourselves towards Namche Bazar walking through foothills of Himalayas enjoying great views, exploring Sherpa cultures, traditions and lifestyles. Namche Bazaar is a popular center place at Khumbu region with happening local markets with plenty of local products on display. During this trip, we hike up to Syangboche airport and Everest view hotel that offers excellent views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and other surrounding peaks. Visiting around monasteries, school and museums around nearby villages offers plenty of local exploration opportunities. In this way, we return to Lukla and Kathmandu in next couple of days that concludes our short and easy Everest View Trek.
Everest View Trek is possible to do throughout the year except the monsoon months (July, August) is not advisable. In just eight days, anyone with less time to spend in Nepal can get delightful trekking in Nepal experience at most popular Everest trekking region. Additionally, this trek would also be a perfect one if you are looking to embark with your family with kids or elderly.
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Everest View Trek – 8 days Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m)
Icicles Adventure welcomes you to the nation of Himalayas as you make your landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) which is the only international airport located in the capital of Nepal. Our airport representative shall be waiting for you at the airport arrival terminal to pick properly welcome and greet you while showing you the generosity of Nepalese affection towards their guest like you. Now you shall be escorted to a private transport vehicle which is destined to take you to your respective hotel rooms. Inside your rooms, you can sooth your jet-lagged muscles and later go outside to have a look around at the touristic places near your hotel. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Hope you enjoyed your sleep yesterday because today as per our prior itinerary you are to go on a very educating sightseeing tour of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are scattered all over the Kathmandu valley. So, as you finish your breakfast, you along with your other trek mates shall start the tour by visiting the revered Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath which has gained worldwide attention due to its immense size. Then after we go to the sacred Hindu temple called Pashupatinath which according to its believers is one of the most important Hindu temple in the world for its ties with the divine Lord Shiva. Similarly, we visit The Monkey Temple or aka Swayambhunath Temple located at the top of hill which offers full 360-degree view of the entire city. To conclude our trip, we also take a side tour to the magnificent Kathmandu Durbar Square where historical items define the past legends of Kathmandu. Later in the evening, you shall have a short pre-trek meeting with your guide and can do some last-minute shopping for your trek which starts tomorrow. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel – Included Meal: B
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) - Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft)
You need to wake up early today as we have scheduled an early morning flight to Lukla far away from Kathmandu. Those who are bored with polluted city areas should be thrilled with their upcoming flight to the lovely dust free naturally conserved Khumbu region of eastern Nepal. The flight is bound to take around 40 minute to reach Lukla as it is 138 km away from Kathmandu in the northeast direction. Picturesque mountain views welcome trekkers even before landing in Lukla, alongside that you can witness stunning scenario of lush green hills and torrential river flowing below you. With each passing minute trekkers get closer and closer to the naturally blessed Khumbu region. Now as soon as you land at the Lukla Airport, you are now guided by our trekking guide to give you your first trekking experience in eastern Nepal. In the starting phase of your trek today, you first descend down to a place called Chaurikharka and later ascend up towards Phakding village. We have planned this short trek while considering the fact that you have just reached at a high altitude of 2,800 meters above sea level. Thus, your body might need some time to get adjusted to the surrounding environment. Stay overnight at Phakding.
Overnight in a local lodge. Walking time 3 -4 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft)
Our adventure has still many phases left for us to enchant upon, hence you shall now wake up with the great feeling of being near the Himalayan mountains. After waking up, you shall be served with mouth-watering breakfast which needs to fill your tummy to the fullest in order to make sure that you can complete the entire trek without getting weak during your trek. Continuing our endeavor, we now ascend further while enjoying the mesmerizing scenic view of Mt. Thamserku after reaching Benkar village. Trekkers have to cross the milky white Dudh Koshi river several times through high suspension bridges where strong wind blows through during the afternoon. Going through we now arrive at Monjo village and Jorsale which is also the entry point to enter into the Sagarmatha National Park. Here your trekking permits are checked by the relevant officers after which you continue walking in the direction of Namche Bazaar. Before reaching Namche Bazaar, we are to take some rest at Chautara from where trekkers can enjoy all encompassing view of the snowcapped mountains which be worth remembering. Lastly, we reach the crescent shaped bustling town of Namche Bazaar where are to stay for the night and have our dinner. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in a local lodge. Walking time 5-6 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D
Day 05: Namche Bazzar - Syangboche-Everest View Hotel
The freezing night ends with the glowing rays of sunlight hitting this scenic town called Namche Bazaar. So, as you wake up and have your breakfast as usual, just remember that today is the most important day of our entire trek as we plan to head for the Everest View Hotel which is situated at very high elevation of 3,962 meter for which it has been named as the “Highest Hotel in the world”. Due to its location, trekkers can enjoy the crystal clear panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains including the most popular Mt. Everest. The Everest View Hotel is Japanese build deluxe hotel which offers trekkers a chance to enjoy their food while being able to see the highest mountain of the world, Mt. Everest without any disruptions. Not only that but the short hike to Everest View Hotel lets trekker see Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many others to if they want to. Other side trip includes visiting Hillary School or the monastery which previously used to have the scalp of a Yeti. Later we again descend down to Namche Bazaar and enjoy visiting some of its popular cafes and restaurants before returning back to your lodge for the night. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Walking time 4 – 5 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D
Day 06: Namche- Lukla
Well we hope you enjoyed viewing the soaring summit of Mt. Everest as we now have to head down all the way to Lukla today. After finishing our breakfast, we shall pack our bags and tighten our shoe laces to continue our trek which goes downward to the lower hill areas of Lukla from Namche Bazaar. Keeping our easy pace walk we again cross several high suspension bridges, you may remember walking by the trail as you previously been there few days ago. Continuing on, we now cross the Hillary Bridge and other several bridges which can be seen copiously festooned with Buddhist prayer flags all over. Now as the altitude decreases and the amount of oxygen molecules starts increasing so you may feel the air getting denser and denser. Similarly, the temperature also starts to rise higher than at Namche bazaar as trekkers try to approach Lukla which is located far below Namche Bazaar. Trekkers can encounter many stupas and monasteries, mani walls along their route down to Lukla and can start hearing the sound of rushing Dudh Koshi River flowing strenuously below. We pass through several forested trails with rhododendron and pine trees covering large areas while seeing some of the last glances of the snowcapped mountains. As you reach Lukla, you take rest inside a local lodge and spend your remaining time by enjoying the local dishes before going to sleep. Stay overnight at Lukla.
Overnight in a local lodge. Walking time 6 -7 hrs, Included Meals: B, L, D
Day 07: Fly back to Kathmandu
As scheduled, today we have an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which can take us over some of the most beautiful hills and valleys. After flying for about 40 minutes, you shall be transferred to your hotel rooms by a representative of Icicles Adventure. While inside your room, you can rest and stay relaxed or may go out for some souvenir shopping in the Thamel area. Last of all, you shall return back to your hotel room and start packing up all your things for your departure flight tomorrow. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Overnight in hotel. Included Meals: B
Day 08: Final Departure
Today is the day when you depart from Nepal and travel back to your home nation. Hence, a representative delegate of Icicles Adventure shall escort and transfer you to the International Airport 3 hours prior to your flight time. Hoping that we were able to help you get the trip of your dream and give you the best trekking experience that we could, we shall bid you farewell. We wish you a safe and sound flight back home.
Included Meals: B
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