One of the best parts of visiting Nepal is beholding Mt. Everest. Climbing Mt. Everest and reaching the top of the world may not be a dream all can fulfill. However, you can still behold all magnificent 8,848 meters (29,031 ft.) of the mountain from these incredible Everest viewpoints. Surprisingly, the best place to view Everest is not limited to the Everest base camp trek. Rather, you can find the best views on some of these trekking routes that allow you to explore Nepal’s beautiful Himalayas.
- 1. Namche Bazaar (3,440m/ 11,286 ft.)
- 2. Tengboche Village (3,867m/ 12,687ft.)
- 3. Hotel Everest View (3,962m/ 13,000 ft.)
- 4. Farak Ri, Kongde (4,680m/ 15,354 ft.)
- 5. Nagarjun Hill, Dingboche (5,050m/ 16,568 ft.)
- 6. Gokyo Ri (5,357m/ 17,575 ft.)
- 7. Renjo La Pass (5,360m/ 17,585 ft.)
- 8. Kongma La Pass (5,535m/ 18,159ft.)
- 9. Chhukung Ri (5,550m/ 18,208 ft.)
- 10. Kala Patthar (5,644m/ 18,517 ft.)
1. Namche Bazaar (3,440m/ 11,286 ft.)
A bustling, tourist-friendly town also famous for its Tibetan Markets and cozy bakeries, Namche Bazaar is the first viewpoint from where you can see Mount Everest.
If you know anything about the Everest trekking route, you know Namche Bazaar. At an elevation of 3,440m (11,286 ft.), it’s a little town nestled between the mountains.
Not only does the Namche Bazaar viewpoint have one of the best views of Mount Everest, but it also boasts a panoramic view of other incredible peaks such as Kongde Ri at 6,187m (20,299 ft.) and Thamserku at 6,623 meters (21,729 ft.), Nuptse at 7,861m (25790.68 ft.) and even the beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam at 6,856m (22,493.44 ft.).
Namche Bazaar is also where most trekkers on the Everest base camp trek or other Everest trekking routes acclimatize. If you want something shorter, you can take day treks from Namche, exploring the Khumbu mountains, their monasteries, and learning much about the Sherpa culture and lifestyle.
2. Tengboche Village (3,867m/ 12,687ft.)
Tengboche is home to the Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region. Built in 1923, many climbers seek to receive blessings from the Lama before their expeditions.
The tiny picturesque town in the Khumbu region is uniquely spiritual and awe-inspiring in the view it offers. Resting on a hill at the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and the Imja Khola rivers, it is one of the best places to see Mt. Everest in Nepal.
Lying at an altitude of 3,867m (12,687 ft.), you can also easily see the surrounding peaks of Taboche (6,495 m/ 21,309 ft.), and Nuptse (7,861m/ 25790.68 ft.). It also boasts the view of the fourth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Lhotse (8,516m/ 27,940 ft.) as well as Mt. Ama Dablam (6,623m/ 22,493.44 ft.).
3. Hotel Everest View (3,962m/ 13,000 ft.)
Famous for being the highest placed hotel in the world, Hotel Everest brings luxury and into the lap of the Himalayas while offering an incredible 360o view of Mt. Everest.
Luxury in mountaineering is rare, but not unheard of. Hotel Everest View is one of the best places to see Mt. Everest from, while also providing a comfortable rest point for trekkers and climbers alike.
While being a UNESCO heritage site, it offers a must-witness view of Mt. Everest from every room. If you take a walk around, you will also be blessed with the panoramic view of the surrounding peaks of Changtse (7,560m/ 24,803 ft.), Khumbutse (6,665m/ 21,867 ft.), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft.), and Lhotse (8,516m/ 27,940 ft.).
If trekking is how you unwind and you’re looking for a relaxing time in the Himalayas, this luxurious Everest Base Camp trek is perfect for you.
4. Farak Ri, Kongde (4,680m/ 15,354 ft.)
A high-altitude trekking route dedicated to experiencing Mt. Everest from afar, it is also known as the Everest Panorama trek.
Located deep in the Sagarmatha National park, Farak Ri lies north of the Kongde village from where you can see four of the tallest peaks in the world. One of the best places to see Mt. Everest, Farak Ri is also one such viewpoint that lets you behold Mt. Lhotse (8,516m/ 27,940 ft.), Mt. Makalu (8,485 m/ 27,838 ft.), and Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft.).
Surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna of the national park, it is one of the best routes to trek with your friends. Travel with like-minded people for the best experience in and around Everest region.
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5. Nagarjun Hill, Dingboche (5,050m/ 16,568 ft.)
The higher the altitude, the better the view. This Everest viewpoint offers it all – panoramic views, scenic mountains, and picturesque valleys.
While Nagarjun Hill offers a high-altitude view of Mt. Everest, you will also be able to experience the awe-inspiring range of Lobuche East (6,119m/ 20,075 ft.), and Lobuche West (6,145m/ 20,160 ft.). The hill also has the perfect photo opportunity with Mt. Ama Dablam (6,623m/ 22,493.44 ft.).
In addition, you can capture the sight of the lesser-known gems of the Himalayas such as the Taboche Peak (6,367m/ 20,889 ft.), Thamserku (6,608m/21,729 ft.), Kangtega (6,685m/21,932 ft.), and Ama Dablam (6,623m/ 22,493.44 ft.).
6. Gokyo Ri (5,357m/ 17,575 ft.)
Located at one of the highest settlements in the world, the Gokyo Ri lies right next to the Ngozumba Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal.
One of the most popular and sought-after Everest trek routes, the Gokyo Ri peak offers one of the best Everest viewpoints. The Gokyo village (4,750m/ 15,583 ft.) is one of the highest settlements in the world.
The Gokyo climb itself is highly fulfilling and doesn’t have to be a part of the traditional Everest Base Camp trek. You’ll be blessed with one of the best views of some of the tallest mountains in the world: Mt. Lhotse (8,516m/ 27,940 ft), Mt. Makalu (8,485 m/ 27,838 ft.), and Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft.).
Gokyo Ri is also the perfect viewpoint of the glittering Gokyo Lakes, also known as the world’s highest freshwater lake system. Enthralling glaciers, staggering peaks, tantalizing lakes, pristine valleys, and an incredibly rich culture to explore. Now if these aren’t reasons to visit the Everest region, we don’t know what is!
7. Renjo La Pass (5,360m/ 17,585 ft.)
To capture the sunrise from Renjo La Pass is a privilege few can boast of. It is one of the best Mt. Everest viewpoints and Himalayan photography points in the world.
One of the highest passes of the Everest region, the Renjo La Pass allows access to the Gokyo lakes. More importantly, you can see 8 of the world’s tallest mountains including Mt. Lhotse (8,516m/ 27,940 ft.), Mt. Makalu (8,485m/ 27,838 ft.), and Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft.), and Mt. Ama Dablam ((6,623m/ 22,493.44 ft.).
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8. Kongma La Pass (5,535m/ 18,159ft.)
The easternmost pass of the Three Passes, the Kongma La is the highest point on the Everest trek routes, even higher than the Everest Base Camp.
By this point, you probably know this by heart: the higher the altitude, the better the view; and Kongma La Pass is no exception to this rule. Besides being one of the best places to see Mt. Everest, it offers an incredible view of the Lobuche peak at 6,119m (20,075 ft.) and smaller surrounding peaks.
One of these smaller peaks is the Pokalde peak (5,806m/ 19,048 ft.). It lies above the Khumbu glacier, opposite of Lobuche. Pokalde is only 12 km southwest of Mount Everest and is one of the shortest and easiest trekking peaks in the Everest Region. Not only is this peak one of the best viewpoints of Mt. Everest, but it also offers an incredible view of the mesmerizing Lhotse Ridge
The Kongma La Pass is considered to be one of the hardest passes to cross though, so make sure you’re prepared with the perfect climbing gear suitable for the Everest trekking route.
9. Chhukung Ri (5,550m/ 18,208 ft.)
This is the perfect trail for a quieter, more personal view of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks.
Besides being one of the best Everest viewpoints, you’ll be able to witness the beautiful sunrise reflecting on the snowy slopes of Imja Tse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Nuptse. It’s considered to be one of the most beautiful acclimatization climb with all the beauty of the Everest trekking route and almost none of the crowds that Gokyo and Kala Patthar bring.
Chhukung Ri is a dream come true for a beginning climber looking for a challenge.
Due to its mostly rocky terrain, Chhukung Ri isn’t too technically demanding – you just need stamina and a little determination!
10. Kala Patthar (5,644m/ 18,517 ft.)
Kala Patthar is the best place to see Mt. Everest’s triangular massif, as it provides the most accessible, close-up view of Everest.
Being on Kala Patthar will make you feel like you’re so close to Everest you could reach out and touch it. So much so that details like the Nuptse peak blocking the high summit are much harder to notice from anywhere else.
Kala Patthar is one of the best viewpoints of the Himalayas, providing an almost exclusive view of the northern flank and summit of Mt. Lhotse (8,516m/ 27,940 ft.). Interestingly, the world’s highest webcam, the Mount Everest webcam, is located here. Imagine the pictures you could take in this glorious location!
Another piece of great news for our adventure photographer friends is that Kala Patthar is the highest altitude that trekkers can reach without a climbing permit. Make sure you’ve checked the best time to trek the Everest base camp route so you get the best views and the best pictures from your trip.
These are some of our favorite Everest Viewpoints. If you want to know more about sighting the world’s tallest mountain, don’t hesitate to contact us! Our travel experts will be happy to dispel any and all of your concerns. You can also WhatsApp us at +1-410-307-0007 for a quick query.