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  • Duration9 Days
  • Price from$1100/ person
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude3,870 m (12,696 ft)

Our Everest View Trek is the perfect trek for those who want to see Mount Everest (8848m) but might not have the time or desire to make it all the way to Everest Base Camp. Not only will you see Mount Everest, but you’ll also get panoramic views of several more of the tallest mountains in the world. The beautiful views of Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse Shar (8393m), AmaDablam (6812 m), and other peaks can be seen during the trek. It’s an easy and sweet trek into the Khumbu region that leaves you exposed to breathtaking views of Everest region peaks.  Also, you’ll get some insight into the fascinating Sherpa culture.

The Everest View Trek kicks off in Lukla after a quick scenic flight from Kathmandu domestic airport. You begin by walking through the lush alpine forests and soon cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Here, we enter Sagarmatha National Park.  On the way to Namche Bazaar, you walk through the rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower!) and pine forests. Namche Bazaar is the tourism and trading hub of the region.  We take an extra day here so our bodies can adjust to the altitude, which also makes for a fun day of exploration. The Tengboche Monastery (3870m) is the final destination of this trek.

Why the short Mount Everest View Trek?

Namche Bazaar: Namche Bazaar is popular with trekkers. It is mostly used for altitude acclimatization, where people stay for a night or two to acclimatize themselves to the thinning oxygen levels in the air. This is also a getaway for most of the treks to Base Camp and other expeditions in this area. The town has a number of lodgings and stores catering to the needs of visitors, as well as a number of internet cafes, making it one of the few places in the region where trekkers can access the internet.

Khumjung Village: Khumjung village is located in the Khumbu region of Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site. It lies at an elevation of 3970m above sea level and is located near Mt. Khumbila. A monastery in Khumjung also has a Yeti scalp, which is one of the attractions in this village. With communication such as the internet and mobiles available, this village is one of the main attractions in this region.

  • The bustling and colorful markets in Namche Bazaar
  • The jaw-dropping views of Mt. Everest, AmaDablam, Lhotse, and many other peaks
  • See the world-class mountaineers preparing for their Everest ascent
  • Experience the culture, hospitality, and day-to-day lifestyle of the Sherpa ethnic group
  • Mani Rimdu festival in October or November. If you have the opportunity, come! It is the most important holiday for the Sherpa people

Many mountaineers come here to receive final blessings before attempting to climb to Everest’s summit.  It's an important spiritual and cultural place ( UNESCO World Heritage Site, too!). On the short Everest View trek, you will not only be able to experience spectacular mountain views, but you will also get the opportunity to share your experiences with the legendary Sherpa people and take part in their traditional lifestyle. Included in the itinerary is a hike to Khumjung, where you can feast your eyes on an alleged Yeti scalp. The route coincides with the route to Everest Base Camp.  Retracing our steps back to Lukla, we end the journey and fly back to Kathmandu.

Trekking in Nepal Everest is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.  The Everest Panorama Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Rugged Trails Nepal arranges the trek with complete management. Please feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

What makes this tour very interesting



    Short Everest View Tour

    The aim of our Nepal journey was to appreciate the nature, to purify our mind and to go back to ourselves, which could not be measured by material gain. Moreover, we should avoid creating aversion when things did not meet our expectation. I strongly believe ...

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    • Day: 1
      Arrive in Kathmandu.

      Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

      • Hotel
      • NA
      • Dinner
      • 1300 M
      • Kathmandu
    • Day: 2
      Kathmandu Drive Manthali Airport and Fly to Lukla - Phakding.

      Wake Up early morning to take a flight to Lukla, you will receive a packed breakfast. From Kathmandu to Mantahli airport is about 3-4 hrs drive from Kathmandu. From Manthali airport we will take a 25-30 minutes flight to Lukla (9,383 ft). Enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world on a hillside surrounded by mountainous peaks. We will meet the rest of our crew members at the Lukla airport, a gateway destination from where our trek begins. A gentle walk to Phakding village through Chaurikharkha village, Mt. Khumbila, and monastery.

      • Hotel
      • 3-4 Hour Walk
      • Breakfast,Lunch,Diner
      • 2610 M
      • Phakding
    • Day: 3
      Phakding Trek to Namche Bazaar.

      This is the day that you hear the most is the trek into Namche Bazaar, walking through a beautiful pine forest Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, and the entrance to Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. The path to Namche is very well traveled so you'll continually come across locals, other tourists and then continue traffic of Yaks and porter. It is infamous for its long consistent steep inclines uphill brings us to the prime heartland of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, we can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

      • Hotel
      • 6 Hour walk
      • Breakfast
      • 3440 M
      • Namche Bazaar
    • Day: 4
      Rest Day In Namche.

      Wake up to another spectacular morning with breathtaking mountains view from your room. So after breakfast, we will start the gentle hike up to Everest view hotel where we can see the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. After Exploring around the viewpoint hike back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Hotel. Hike up to 3,700 m (12,139 ft).

      • Hotel
      • 3-4 Hour Walk
      • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
      • 3440 M
      • Namche
    • Day: 5
      Namche Trek to Tengboche
      • Hotel
      • 5-6 Hour Walk
      • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
      • 3870 M
      • Tengboche
    • Day: 6
      Tengboche Trek to Khumjung Village,

      • Hotel
      • 5-6 Hour Walk
      • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
      • 3790 M
      • Khumjung Village
    • Day: 7
      Khumjung Village Trek to Lukla.

      We will be walking all the way back where we had trekked on day 02 from Phakding to Namche. We need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. The trail becomes more normal once we cross the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. And finally, we will get a chance to stretch our legs, and today is the last night where you can thank, greet and give some tips for our crew who joined from Lukla all the way to Everest base camp.

      • Hotel
      • 7-8 Hour Walk
      • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
      • 2860 M
      • Lukla
    • Day: 8
      Lukla flight to Kathmandu.

      Here we say bye to Khumbu region and fly back to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel and free time for shopping or exploring around Thamel. Evening Farewell dinner will be organized by rugged trails Nepal team. Overnight in Kathmandu.

      • Hotel
      • NA
      • Breakfast,Dinner
      • 1300 M
      • Kathmandu
    • Day: 9
      Final Departure.

      Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they can continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact rugged trails Nepal team.

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      • NA
      • Breakfast
      • NA
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    What's Included

    • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
    • Domestic Airfare Kathmandu -Lulkla- Kathmandu as per itinerary
    • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
    • The government registered English-speaking local expert guides and porters.
    • Sagarmatha National Park Fees, Khumbu VDC Fees, and TIMS Card.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
    • Equipment and clothing for porters and staff.
    • Insurance for all staff and porters.
    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
    • First Aid Kit For Everest View Trek
    • Everest Region Trekking Map.
    • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff, including porters

    What’s Excluded

    • Nepal visa: Multiple Entrée (30 days): USD 40
    • Lunch and dinner during a hotel stay in Kathmandu
    • Extra baggage charges
    • Personal gear and clothing (available for hire)
    • Tips for Guide and Porters
    • Any expenses incurred in an emergency evacuation or roadblock due to any reason.
    • Table drinks, snacks while walking, and mineral water.
    • Personal insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency.
    • Service other than those mentioned above
    • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage charges.


    • Great Guides For Our Everest 3 Passes Trek

      - Harrie Van de Linde, Australia

      Great small trekking company with lots of knowledge about the area. Indra and Mekraj were great guides for our 3 passes trek for 14 days. They have done it many times before, so they know the lodges and where the great food is. We went in the off-season (Nov–Dec), so lots of lodges were very quiet and felt homely.
      Most of our group used porters for some of our gear, which helped a lot during the strenuous days of the trip.
      Overall, I would recommend a company like this over the bigger groups such as Intreped, as it can be altered as you go for your own pace and interests rather than a very set route and schedule.

    • Solo Trekking In the Himalaya Everest Three Passes

      - Georgia, Austria

      Thank you, Rugged Trails, for helping me to feel every emotion a human being has ever felt and for locating all the hiking supplies—even shoes—at the last minute in Kathmandu. Thank you, Nirajan, Indra, Harka, and all the lovely people of Nepal, for making it a perfectly organized and super-safe adventure. Thank you for putting up with all my feelings and random requests for ginger-lemon tea.

      Read her personal experiences about the whole trip: Female solo trekking In the Himalaya

    • Short Everest View Trek and Kathmandu

      - Mariana, Colombia

      I was traveling as a solo woman and Rugged Trails Nepal organized my trekking trip to Tengboche (short Everest view trek) and a couple of city tours in Kathmandu. Indra was my guide during my trekking trip and he was the most helpful and nice person. Nirajan made my travel experience a really good one and help me with everything that I asked for. I completely recommend this agency for any trekking trip in the Himalayas and for a solo woman.