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Everest View Trekking

  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 3,880 M
  • Group Size Max 14
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

The Everest View Trek is one of the most popular beginner-friendly treks in the Everest region for those who are looking for a short holiday in Everest but also have a dream to view Mt. Everest and observe the Sherpa culture without climbing to a higher altitude. A short Everest View hike begins with a flight from Manthali Airport to the famous Lukla Airport. Then begins the ascent towards the Everest National Park until Namche Bazaar, which is the biggest Sherpa residence in the Everest region and is known today for its’ many shops and hotels. Here it is possible to see spectacular and fascinating Himalayan views of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m), Amadablam (6856m), and Thamserku (6608m). You will also have the opportunity to experience the Sherpa culture and their wonderful ancient lifestyle by visiting museums and Buddhist monasteries and interacting with the people. Take in the sights, sounds, smells, and exquisite tastes on this short trek in the Everest region. If you change your mind to head up to Everest Base Camp, or Gokyo Lake, let us know.

Everest View Trekking Highlights

  • Stunning views of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. You will have the opportunity to see Mount Everest up close, as well as other towering peaks like Lhotse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam.
  • Explore the unique culture and history of the Sherpa people. The Sherpa people are the indigenous people of the Everest region, and they have a rich culture and history. You will have the opportunity to learn about their culture and way of life.
  • Make lifelong memories. The Everest View Trek is an unforgettable experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life. You will make memories that will last a lifetime, and you will create bonds with your fellow trekkers that will last forever.

What to expect on the Everest View Trek?

We at Day Tour Nepal will do our best to make your Mount Everest View Trek memorable and give you a good return on your vacation investment. We will try to make things possible in any condition, such as flight cancellations, delays, or bad weather. If necessary, we will make a suitable plan as an alternative.

The Namche Bazaar Everest View Trek is the shortest way to see Mount Everest from Kathmandu by trekking in the Everest (Sagarmatha) Khumbu Region. At Kathmandu International Airport on the first day, our staff will meet you. The trek guide and company leader will explain your Everest Tour Plan and the trek gear checklist, even though the trek is short. Eat and talk to your guide to get to know each other better at the same hotel or a nice restaurant in Kathmandu.

Everest View Trekking Itinerary Overview

The next morning, we will drive from Kathmandu to Manthali Airport to take a scenic flight to the most adventurous airport in the world, Lukla. The flight to Lukla will operate from Manthali during the peak season, such as October–November and March–May. The rest of the time, there will be a direct flight to Lukla. To shorten the duration of the Everest Trek, many agencies send Sherpa guides from Lukla, but with us, you will have a guide from Kathmandu.

After landing at Lukla Airport, you will feel the cold air and also an emotional feeling that you have landed safely with the mountain peaks around you. If the weather is clear and there are no clouds, we will be able to see the snow-capped mountain peaks during the flight. The Sherpa porter will be waiting at the airport for you. After a short tea break, we will start our trek to Phakding. The trek to Phakding is easy and takes about 4 hours. Along the way, we will pass through local villages, farmlands, rivers, waterfalls, monasteries, and mountains. Lunch will be served along the way. You can choose from a variety of menu items, such as Nepali dal bhat, momo, soup, Tibetan bread, pizza, pasta, fried rice, or noodles. Phakding Village is near the Dudh Koshi River. In the evening, enjoy walking around the village. If you love photography, take your camera and walk with the guides.

The second day of the Mount Everest View Trek from Phakding to Namche is not as easy as the first day. You will have to ascend to Namche Bazar, which is at an altitude of 3,440 metres. The trekking trail is more scenic, diverse, and photogenic on this day. We will pass through local villages with colourful prayer flags, waterfalls, the Dudh Koshi River, pine forests, rhododendron forests, rope bridges, and the local Sherpa people's lifestyle. We will also see Mount Everest for the first time before reaching Namche. The mules and Jhopkes, who carry supplies for the tea houses, will interestingly keep us at the rope bridges. Finally, we will reach Namche Bazar. There are many fancy restaurants, bars, and clubs in Namche Bazar, but you may want to rest for the evening since we will be exploring the area the next day.

This morning, some people chose to go for a sunrise view up to 3,880 metres, which is the main destination of this Everest View Trek, the Everest Panorama Hotel. We will let you decide with your guide whether you want to go early in the morning before sunrise or after breakfast to the Everest viewpoint. The hike to the Everest viewpoint takes about 2–3 hours. You can take some beautiful pictures of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, the prettiest mountain, Amadablam, Thamserku, and other peaks in the backdrop. The cost of the Mount Everest View Trek does not include breakfast at the Everest Hotel, but you can have breakfast there if you like. Your guide will provide coffee at this location. After getting emotional, the guide will lead you to Khumjung Village, where you can see Yeti sculp, monasteries, the Sir Edmund Hillary School, and the Sherpa people's lifestyle. We will return to Namche via Syangboche Airport. While walking this part, we will see yaks grazing around. Finally, we will visit the monastery in Namche and have free time for shopping and coffee in Namche. This is the last day in Namche.

The final ascent and descent to Lukla is the same way back as we walked before. There are no other trails to return to Lukla. Some luxury trekkers simply take a helicopter back to Lukla or Kathmandu, which can be arranged.

Everest Namche Trek: Is this trek right for you?

We understand your willingness and dream to see the world's iconic peak, Mount Everest. Based on our past experiences, we would be happy to be a part of your journey, regardless of your age. However, you must have stamina and be a bit trained for walking about 6-7 hours per day. This Namche Everest View trek is a beginner-friendly trek, and we have hiked with 70-year-olds to Everest Base Camp, but this is just the shortest Everest trek up to Namche Bazar. If you love walking and hiking, then this is the right trip for you. However, if you do not enjoy walking and hiking, this might not be a good choice. Everest View Holiday does not have any challenging sections or illnesses, but mild headaches are normal at Namche. Just ask yourself if you are ready to walk for 6-7 hours per day, with breaks for tea, lunch, and photos. If you need to talk to one of our experts, please let us know.

How do you prepare yourself for Namche-Everest View Trekking?

Keep in mind that this is not the trek to Everest Base Camp. You do not need to train as intensely as if you were going to Base Camp or Kalapatthar. Since there will be a porter to carry your backpack, you will only be carrying your personal belongings, such as your wallet, camera, water for the day, and some snacks. However, you will still be walking for 4–7 hours a day, so it is important to build up your muscles for this. If you live near the woods or mountains, start walking with your backpack with 8–15 kg in it. If you have bought new trekking boots, start wearing them from the beginning to train your feet. If you do not have time to go near the mountains or woods, you can train at home by walking up and down stairs, cycling, walking on a treadmill, doing breathing exercises, and practicing yoga. These simple exercises will help you both physically and mentally. Do not stress too much; just focus on making your legs strong for the ups and downs of the trek.

What should you pack for the Mount Everest View Trek?

Whether it is a "chicken trek" or an extreme trek, we must have proper gear, and preparation is essential. Our Sherpa guides who do climbing and extreme treks say that the Everest View Trek is a "chicken trek" (but that's just for fun; don't underestimate it). First, we are not doing a camping trek, so we don't need any camping gear or food supplies to carry. Normal clothing and equipment are sufficient, and you can buy them back home or in Kathmandu, Nepal, at a lower price.

First, you need proper hiking boots, even if we won't be walking over glaciers or rocky terrain. They protect your ankles, so they're essential. A waterproof daypack with wide shoulder straps and a length that fits your torso is also required. You will receive waterproof duffel bags from us in Kathmandu for the trek, so you can simply bring your suitcase.

Trekking poles are also helpful for maintaining balance and providing support. You don't need sleeping bags since there will be warm blankets, but if you have your own, it's better to bring it. One warm jacket (down) is essential, no matter what time of year you go. The Himalayan weather is unpredictable, so it's important to have one warm jacket. A waterproof Gore-Tex jacket or rain cover is another thing you shouldn't forget to pack, as well as a warm hat, breathable underwear (not cotton), other normal T-shirts, shorts, gloves, and an extra pair of long pants.

You have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stand close to the world's tallest mountain.

The Himalayas are healing for many people, and also, Nepalese people believe that it's a daily process of life to worship a god. Be a part of this amazing journey to experience spirituality in its rawest form. The Short Mount Everest View Trek will give you a wide range of landscapes, rich cultures of Nepalese people, and the heart of the Sherpa people. Every easy or difficult trip needs some effort from yourself and the colours that we have to add during your journey, of which we are aware. Not only does every trek or tour operator want to make their clients happy and satisfied, but some may have had terrible experiences due to various factors. But we assure you that all colours, religions, groups of humans, or nature belong to our friends, family, and parts of us. Just the emotions won't work, so we will meet all safety requirements, and it's best to cooperate with professional organisations.  We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stand close to the world's tallest mountain with our team. 

Trek Cost For Mount Everest View Trekking

1 Person2 Person
1285 USD Per Person 1016 USD Per Person



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Kathmandu is Nepal's capital and a city of World Heritage sites. Our team will be waiting at the airport to transfer to your hotel. Day Tours Nepal Tour officer will meet you and greet you at the hotel for further plans and trek preparation.

  • Max. Altitude: (1,350m) 4,428ft
  • You will visit: Kathmandu

This morning you have to wake up early, breakfast will be packed in your hotel. Grab your packed breakfast and drive to Manthali airport to fly to Lukla. 3-4 hrs drive from Kathmandu and we will start early morning around 3 am. Flight time is about 35min from Manthali Airport.
After reaching Lukla we will meet our other team member who will be helping your bags to carry for the entire trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla. This is our first day and we don’t need to rush and give a lot of effort to hike to Phakding. Warm up easy hike passing through Chaurikharka and descent towards Dudhkoshi, we will be following the Dudhkoshi River towards Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude: (2,652m) 8,698ft
  • You will visit: Lukla - Phakding
  • Walking Hour: 4

Before breakfast pack your gear and stuff so it will be easier for our Sherpas to move on with your bags. Our guide will help to serve the breakfast and a short briefing about the day. Today is quite tough after crossing Monjo village. The last few hr are almost gaining height and walking uphill. We will stop for lunch at Jorsalley or Monjo guide will decide. Check-in tea house and enjoy the Namche Bazaar market.

  • Max. Altitude: (3,440m) 11,283ft
  • You will visit: Namche
  • Walking Hour: 6-7

There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, we wake up to another spectacular morning and the view from our room and the sun rose of the breathtaking mountains. Let us make you clear something up that is a big misunderstanding about Acclimatization Day. Acclimatization day is not a rest day, it is something completely different so don’t think that after the huge climb of getting into Namche Bazaar, you’ll spend today lazing around the lodges or shopping in local stores. Our team will take you to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. So after breakfast, we will start the gentle hike up to Everest view hotel (3780M) 12,401.57ft where we can see the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and so on.

  • Max. Altitude: (3,440m) 11,283ft
  • You will visit: Everest View - Namche
  • Walking Hour: 4

After breakfast, we will hike back to the same trail which we hike up to Namche. Today is our last day of Everest view trekking and we will wrap up the hike at Lukla. Shake your hand with Porters who helped you on this trek, Day Tours Nepal requests you to give tips to the team members. For the last dinner in the Mountain zone, pack your bag before going to bed because tomorrow morning your flight will be early.

  • Max. Altitude: (2,800m) 9184ft
  • You will visit: Phakding - Lukla
  • Walking Hour: 7

Here we are saying bye-bye to the Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary airports after our breakfast. A scenic flight to Manthali Airport, 3 - 4 hrs drive to Kathmandu. Afternoon free time for last-moment shopping or massage in Thamel. Evening Farewell dinner with Day Tours Nepal team and it's provided by the company.

  • Max. Altitude: (1350m) 4,428ft
  • You will visit: Kathmandu

Breakfast at the hotel and transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they will continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact the Day Tours Nepal team.

    Cost Details
    • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
    • Lukla Flights tickets (Domestic)
    • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge)
    • Government-registered local expert Sherpa guide,
    • Porters and duffle bags for the trek
    • Sagarmatha National Park fees and Khumbu local entry fees
    • In cities, accommodation includes breakfast.
    • Farewell dinner.
    • Equipment and clothing for porters and staff.
    • Insurance for all staff and porters.
    • Transportation as per itinerary, including airport pickup and drop-off
    • First Aid Kit for Everest View Trekking
    • Everest Region Trekking Map for Each Member
    • Salary, allowances, expenses and insurance for all staff, including porters
    • Nepal visa: Multiple entry for 30 Days, USD 40
    • Lunch and dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
    • Personal gear and clothing (available on hire)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, and medical evacuation in case of emergency
    • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslides, strikes, political unrest, etc.
    • Entrance fees during if you want to explore in Kathmandu

    Dates & Prices

    Please be advised that Mount Everest View Trekking has set departure dates for 2024 and 2025 from Kathmandu and can be customized to fit your needs and timetable. Review your scheduled departure dates carefully, and if any of them don't work for you, let us know so we may reschedule the trip at a time that is more convenient for you.


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    Trip DateMay 25, 2024 -May 31, 2024
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    Trip DateMay 30, 2024 -Jun 05, 2024
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    Major Festivals and celebrations in Nepal

    We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal, which are celebrated in the capital city of Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation or the Everest View Trek accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate in the festive events. 

    Mani Rimdu Festival in Tengboche Monastery

    The Tibetan lunar calendar is used to determine the Mani Rimdu festival's date. The Mani Rimdu is performed in Tengboche during the ninth Tibetan month, which usually coincides with the full moon in October or November.The 15th, 16th, and 17th of November 2024 have been set aside as the Mani Rimdu Festival dates. Mani Rimdu festival is also celebrated in Thupten Choling monastery in Junbesi, so for this, you can check out the Pikey Peak Trek, which is also a perfect trek for beginners. 

    Dashian Festival (Inside Nepal)

    The longest and most significant celebration in Nepal is Dashain. The ten-day event honours the triumph of good over evil. Equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists participate in the holiday. Dashain is a time for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. It's a joyful, peaceful, and joyful time.  Festival Dates: October 10, 2024–October 15, 2024

    Indra Jatra in Kathmandu

    Indra and his mother, Dagini, are honoured during the eight-day joyful festival of the Newari community in the Kathmandu Valley in order to obtain their blessing for the upcoming harvest. The chariots of the living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attractions of the festival, as will the Lakhey and many cultural mask dances around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lord Indra is a particularly revered deity in Hindu societies where a good harvest is crucial since he has an avatar as the god of rain. 

    Nepal Festival Trek Mani Rimdu

    Best time to Visit Nepal Trek and Tours 2024

    October-November: Nepal’s peak trekking/tour season, with mild weather, clear skies, and big crowds.

    November-December/January-February: Clear skies, but potentially very cold. Trekkers should bring snow gear and be prepared to turn back due to blocked paths. (for long trekking routes)

    February–April: the end of the dry season and the second-best time to go trekking.

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