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  • Duration5 Days
  • Price from$1075/ person
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude(3,880 M) 12,729 ft

The Everest View Trek is a 5-day short trek that takes you on a journey through the beautiful Solu-Khumbu (Everest) region of Nepal. The trek offers incredible views of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, without the physical demands of the more strenuous Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest High Passes, and Gokyo Valley.

Starting with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the 5-day Everest View Trek itinerary takes you through charming Sherpa villages and past stunning landscapes, with the chance to explore Namche Bazaar, a popular stop for trekkers. You'll also visit the famous Everest View Hotel (3,880 m), where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

Trekkers have complimented the stunning environment, the welcoming Sherpa people, and the chance to catch a sight of the majestic Mount Everest in their good evaluations of the brief and beautiful journey. If you're looking for a convenient and memorable way to explore the stunning beauty of the Himalayas, the Everest View Trek is a perfect choice. With its well-established trails and comfortable lodges, you can experience the wonders of the region in just 5 days from Kathmandu.

For those looking for shorter and more relaxed trekking packages, Rugged Trails Nepal offers a short trek itinerary plan from Kathmandu to the Everest View Hotel (Namche Bazaar), allowing you to enjoy the panoramic views of the Everest region in a shorter period of time. So come and experience the magic of the Himalayas with the Everest View Trek. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is sure to be the highlight of your travels in Nepal.

Which day of the hike is the most difficult?

Phakding to Namche: On the Everest View Trek, the distance from Phakding to Namche is regarded as the toughest day. The trail climbs steep slopes, passes through thick forests, crosses suspension bridges, and might be difficult for certain hikers due to the elevation gain. But it's all worthwhile because of the breathtaking environment and the opportunity to witness the distinctive culture of the Sherpa people. Despite the strenuous physical requirements, many trekkers consider this day to be among the most gratifying and memorable of the trip.

Namche to Lukla: The longest day of the return walk is from Namche to Lukla, but it also offers breathtaking scenery and the chance to pause and consider the expedition. Despite the difficulties this day may bring, the satisfaction of arriving at Lukla and the memories created along the route make it all worthwhile.

Can a beginner do the Everest View Trek?

The Everest View Trek is suitable for beginners, but preparation both mentally and physically is recommended. The trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty, but with proper preparation, it can be a fantastic first-time trekking experience in the Himalayas. The highest point of the trek is 3,880 m at the Everest View Hotel. 

Ok, do I need insurance for this trek?

You should buy insurance for your Everest View Trek. That much is true. Your journey on this trek will take you to a remote, high-altitude area with limited access to medical facilities and services. If you have travel insurance, you will be protected financially in the event of a medical emergency or other unforeseen circumstances. Make sure your insurance policy covers hiking and high-altitude activities by carefully reading the terms and conditions. When it comes to travel insurance, it is best to be cautious rather than sorry. Check World Nomads

What if I want to hike up to Namche and take a helicopter flight back to Lukla?

Yes, it is possible to plan a hike to Namche and then take a helicopter flight back to Lukla. Some individuals prefer to take the helicopter flight back since they don't want to hike back the same route. Booking a package that includes the cost of a shared helicopter ride is one way to accomplish this. A private charter can be booked for an additional cost if there are no other passengers using the helicopter. As an alternative, you can fly from Namche directly to Kathmandu. The price of the trip will vary depending on the choices you make, but we will assist you in finding the package that best suits your requirements and price range.

What makes this tour very interesting

The Short Everest View Trek offers an incredible opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. This trek is the shortest and easiest way to get to the heart of the Everest region.

Begin with a scenic flight to Lukla, surrounded by mountain views. As you traverse through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed heritage site, marvel at the stunning Rhododendron forests and charming Sherpa villages.

Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Everest and provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. The highlight of the trek is the hike to the Everest View Hotel, where you can enjoy panoramic views of some of the world's most impressive peaks, including Mount Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Thamserku, Tawache, Kusum Kanguru, and more.

Experience the incredible beauty of the Himalayas and create memories to last a lifetime with the Short Everest View Trek with Rugged Trails Nepal.


This 5 days Short Everest View trek starts from Kathmandu and the trip ends in Kathmandu after flying back from Lukla airport. The shortest itinerary can be for 4 days after skipping a rest and exploration day in Namche. Generally on 5 days Everest view trek we will take you to the Everest view hotel (Syangboche) for the magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Amadablam and other mountain peaks. 

  • Day: 1
    Kathmandu Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding.

    The flight to Lukla will be early morning and our guide will come to your hotel in the morning with the vehicle. One Day earlier you will be informed about the time. Fly to Lukla and we will meet our other member (porter) at Lukla airport. Easy and gentle walk to Phakding village. We will see Tibetan mane walls, arts on stones, beautiful villages, local lifestyle, monastery, rivers, suspension bridges along the way. 

    If the government changes the airport to fly to Lukla then we have to drive to Manthali Airport which is 4 hrs drive from Kathmandu. In such cases wakeup time will 2;30 to 3 am in the morning.
    • Lodges
    • 3-4
    • Lunch, and Dinner
    • (2,652 M) 8,698 ft
    • Phakding
    • 8 Km
  • Day: 2
    Phakding Trek to Namche Bazaar

    Your breakfast will be ready by 7 to 7;30 in the morning. Our Guide will take orders before your bedtime which will be easier in the morning to move quickly. By the time you come for a breakfast pack, your bags and porter will walk ahead. Before the lunch the trail is quite easier 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.

    • Lodges
    • 6 Hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • (3,440m) 11,283ft
    • Namche
    • 12 Km
  • Day: 3
    Explore Namche Bazaar - Everest View Point

    After breakfast, we 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. The total hike will be for 3 hrs maximum from Namche and after seeing Everest and other Mountains visit Monasteries around Namche. 

    • Lodges
    • 4 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, DInner
    • (3,440m) 11,283ft
    • Namche
  • Day: 4
    Namche Bazaar Trek to Lukla

    If you wake up early in the morning you can see the golden mountain views during the sunrise. Enjoy your morning breakfast at the highest point of your trek and we will hike the same way back to Lukla. Shake your hand with Porters who helped you for this trek, Rugged Trails Nepal request you to give tips for the team members. The last dinner in the Mountain zone, pack your bag before going to bed because tomorrow morning your flight will be early.

    • Lodges
    • 7 Hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • (2,800m) 9,184 ft
    • Lukla
    • 14 Km
  • Day: 5
    Fly From Lukla.

    Here we are saying bye-bye to the Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary airport after our breakfast. A scenic flight to Kathmandu or to  Manthali Airport. If the flight will be direct to Kathmandu then it will be 35 min otherwise fly to Manthali airport and drive to Kathmandu about 4 to 5 hrs. 

    If you need any other tour and travel arrangements to contact our tour officers.
    • NA
    • 35 Min flight
    • Breakfast
    • (1,350 M) 4,428 ft
    • Kathmandu
    • 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, porters.
  • Sagarmatha National park fees, Khumbu VDC Fees, and TIMS Card.
  • Equipment and clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Pickup and drop-off (Airport transfer) from your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • First Aid Kit For Everest View Trek
  • Everest Region Trekking Map.
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff, including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gear & clothing (available for hire)
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/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