Dominating the Himalayas, Mt. Everest stands on top of the world. This trek is suitable for those adventurers who wish to see Mt. Everest in a short span of time at low altitude only. During the Everest View Trek guests will interact with friendly Sherpas and explore their pristine culture, colorful festivals and monasteries. They will also encounter rare flora and fauna, beautiful picturesque landscapes, mountains and snow capped peaks along with Everest itself to make the holiday a lifelong memory.
Everest View Trekking begins after taking a flight to Lukla. The trail from there explores the different villages and pristine cultures of the Sherpas, provides a view of one of the highest airstrips in Syangboche and presents the Himalayas before finally reaching the last destination of the trek at Tengboche village (3,860m). Tengboche is culturally and naturally rich - here visitors can explore the famous Tengboche Monastery, Mani Rimdu and Dumje festivals along with the peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kwangde, Ama Dablam, Kantega, and Thamserku among others. Afterwards the trail back down via Kyangjuma Village to Lukla will conclude the trek.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport (TIA), you will be welcomed and greeted by our representative and then transfer to the hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or explore the city depending on your interests.
After breakfast, start the day with a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions of Kathmandu. The first visit is made in Swayambhunath Stupa - the city's oldest stupa situated on the hillock. Enjoy the birds-eye view of Kahtmandu Valley and mountains. Then visit Kahtmandu Durbar Square - Palace of Malla and then Shah King of Nepal. Visit Kumari Ghar (living goddes), Kasthamandap (made up of single tree), Hanuman Dhoka (Gate to enter the palace) and many more temples. Finally visit Durbar Square in Patan, the city of fine art and architecture. Visit Krishna Temple, Palace square, Mahabauddha, Mahabihar and many more temples and master piece monuments. Late afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Nature Connection briefs us regarding the trip as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Early morning after breakfast transfer to Kathmandu airport in domestic terminal to fly over Lukla, a gateway destination for trekking in Mt Everest Region. After 35 minutes of a scenic flight we reach in the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. Here we meet our other crew members and then we begin our first day easy trek through forest, villages and along the Dudh Koshi River to Phakding.
Today we follow the Dudh Koshi River and cross many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. On the way we can see the beautiful view of Mt Thamserku (6618m). Passing through the small village of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo we enter in to the Sagarmatha National Park. We cross the last village of Jorsale before Namche and then gradually walk through the forest and bridges until we reach the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers (Larja Dobhan). After then about 2 hours into a steep climb we reach Chautara from where we get the first sight of Mt. Everest. From there another 1.5 hours easy walking brings us to Namche Bazzar, the gate way to Mt. Everest and the main trading center.
After 2 days walking we take a rest in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. It is recommended to stay active during the rest day also which helps to acclimatize the body quickly. Walking at a little high altitude around 100 ft will help to acclimatize properly. In the morning we hike in Thame and later explore Namche Bazzar.
After breakfast the trek starts ascending up to the airport in Syanboche which is one of the highest airports on the planet. From Syangboche we can see beautiful views of Amadablam and jaw dropping views of Mt. Everest. Afterwards a 2-hour gradual ascent brings us to Khumjung village which is also known as a second home of Hillary. We explore Khumjung village; visit Khumjung Hillary School and the monastery that houses Yeti scalp.
Today our trek starts with gradually ascending to Sanasa. We then continuously descend for an hour until we reach Dudh Koshi River. Crossing the bridge over Dudh Koshi River we then climb a steep path for about two and half hours through the lush rhododendron forest, which gets us to Tengboche. Tengboche is culturally rich and offers one of the best views of Mt. Everest. Mani Rimdu Festival lasts for 9 days and is a great festival of the Sherpa people, celebrated in the months of October – November. Another popular festival is Dumje Festival celebrate in the month of April.
Today we explore Tengboche. Tengboche Monastery is the largest and most famous monastery in the Everest region where the Dalai Lama has visited. The splendid view from here is considered one of the most picturesque on the planet. We enjoy a great view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kwangde, Ama Dablam, Kantega, Thamserku and many more. We explore the village, interact with locals and explore their pristine live culture and tradition. Late afternoon we visit Tengboche Monastery to witness the Lama puja.
After breakfast we leave the beautiful Tengboche village and descend down through rhododendron and fir trees to Dudh Koshi River. We cross the first bridge of today trail in Phungi Thanga and then passing through the beautiful village of Sanasa, Kyangiuma as well as enjoy magnificent views of the Himalayas - on the way we reach the Tenzing Norgye Memorial Stupa. We may get an opportunity to encounter mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants etc. After passing by the main town of the Everest Region, the Namche Bazzar, we walk down to the Larja Bridge which is the confluence point of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. From there the gradual walk along Dudh Koshi River will bring us to the exit point from the National Park, the Jorsale village. Another few minutes walking brings us to Monjo Village. Monjo village is a quiet and peaceful place to overnight.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner provided
Today is our last day of the trek. We follow the same route down to Lukla taking enough time to explore attractions on the way, experience Sherpa culture in beautiful villages and enjoy distanct views of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Lukla we have plenty of time to relax and stretch. Late afternoon we can stroll around the Lukla. In the evening we enjoy the last dinner with crew members.
After early breakfast we fly back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you can take a rest throughout the day in the hotel or you can explore other attractions of Kathmandu. You can buy some souvenirs for yourself or for friends and family in the Thamel area. Late evening we celebrate the success of our trip and enjoy dinner together.
After breakfast you are free until departure time. If you have more time you can do shopping or sightseeing around Kathmandu. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from Nature Connection drops you off at the airport.
All ground transportation by private vehicle and Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu airfare
2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu and tea house/lodge during the trek
Breakfast, welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu and all board meals(breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek