Everest View Trek Faqs - Himalayan Glacier

Everest View Trek Faqs

When you know a few important aspects of the adventure journey that you are about to undertake, it surely will help you plan your trip in an organized manner. The Everest View Trek FAQs provide tips and solutions for various confusions that may arise on a trekker’s mind prior to actually kicking off for the journey in the Everest land.

Frequently Asked Questions

In general, the trek is mostly moderate and slightly difficult at some places. Trekking to Namche Bazaar from Lukla itself is a challenging walk as the trail is very steep and sloppy. The farthest point on the trek is Tengboche at 3,870m (12,697ft.). You will take an acclimatization hike up to Everest View Hotel which is situated at 3,962m (13,000ft.) while you are in Namche Bazaar. This is in fact, the highest point on the trek. If you are physically fit and mentally strong with a strong determination, then this trek is not as difficult as one can reckon. The only factor that attributes to the difficulty of this trek is the altitude and the long walking hours on uneven terrains for several days.

Everest View trek is best done in pre-monsoon season i.e. from March to May and post-monsoon season i.e. from late September to December. It is also possible to do this trek in February and early September but the trek is best preferred during the above months.

Absolutely yes! Under normal circumstances, our booked trips are guaranteed to run. You will still be doing your trek even if other trekkers cancel their trip. This is the reason why Himalayan Glacier is different from other agencies, who usually cancel their whole trip a month or even a week before the trip date. We are a tailor-made company and the number of participants does not stop our operation. If your trip has been canceled by your operator and you are in a last-minute stress, remember to find us to sort out your trip decisions. Please feel free to book your stress-free holidays with us. Unless there is a situation which is out of control such as a political riot, natural disaster, pandemic, epidemic or weather catastrophes, our trips are 100% guaranteed to run.

Himalayan Glacier offers a lifetime deposit policy which allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. If you wish to cancel your booked trips, certain cancelation charges apply. Please visit our booking terms and conditions for detailed information.

You will be guided by our experienced trek leaders who have been to the base camp and back multiple times for years. All our guides are locals who communicate very well in English and acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, health, hygiene, and most importantly your safety.

At the end of a long day’s hike, a relaxing, unwinding and a night of comfortable sleep are essential for the following day’s walk. You will be sleeping at some of the best lodges with two beds in each room including western toilet facilities. The beds will be clean and comfortable with an electric blanket (wherever available) and attached bathroom on most nights. Usually, the room’s temperature will be maintained at 10-12°C / 50-53°F.

You will enjoy 3 hearty meals each day. Generally, you will have your breakfast and dinner at the same lodge you will be staying. Lunch will be provided at tea houses or small restaurants along the trail.  The meals contain fresh fruits and organic ingredients sourced from Kathmandu or local villages throughout the trek. The meals include a balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats designed by the nutritionist. The chefs are trained in hygienic food preparation. If needed, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets can be arranged with prior notice.

Sample Menu

Breakfast

  • Beverage: black tea, milk tea, ginger lemon honey tea, lemon tea, hot lemon with honey, black coffee, milk coffee, hot chocolate
  • Toast with jam or honey, toast omelet, pancake, Tibetan bread, porridge/ muesli
  • Eggs on your choices
  • American breakfast or Continental breakfast

Lunch

  • Rice item: veg fried rice, egg fried rice, mixed fried rice, dal-bhaat
  • Noodle item: vegetable fried noodle, mixed fried noodle
  • Potato item: chips, fried potato, hash brown potato, veg fried potato, boiled potato
  • Burger: veg burger, chicken burger, veg sandwich, chicken sandwich
  • Pasta: spaghetti tomato sauce, macaroni cheese sauce
  • Pizza: veg pizza, tomato cheese pizza, chicken pizza, mushroom pizza
  • Momo (Nepali style dumplings): veg momo, chicken momo
  • Meat item: chicken sizzler, chicken steak, yak steak
  • Beverage: black tea, milk tea, ginger lemon honey tea, lemon tea, hot lemon with honey, black coffee, milk coffee, hot chocolate

 
Dinner

  • Soups: vegetable soup, mushroom soup, chicken soup, chicken noodle soup, Rara noodle soup, French onion soup, pumpkin soup, potato soup

Main Meals

  • Rice item: veg fried rice, egg fried rice, mixed fried rice, dal-bhaat
  • Noodle item: vegetable fried noodle, mixed fried noodle
  • Potato item: chips, fried potato, hash brown potato, veg fried potato, boiled potato
  • Burger: veg burger, chicken burger, veg sandwich, chicken sandwich
  • Pasta: spaghetti tomato sauce, macaroni cheese sauce
  • Pizza: veg pizza, tomato cheese pizza, chicken pizza, mushroom pizza
  • Momo (Nepali Dumplings): veg momo, chicken momo
  • Meat item: chicken sizzler, chicken stake, yak stake
  • Dessert: apple pie, chocolate cake, carrot cake, apple fritter, canned fruit
  • Beverage: black tea, milk tea, ginger lemon honey tea, lemon tea, hot lemon with honey, black coffee, milk coffee, hot chocolate

Although it is quite unheard of, some people may experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness with trivial headache that is not considered to be a great risk factor. As long as a person is physically fit and can walk several ups and downs, we recommend this trek for all age groups including families, children or senior citizens. Hikers usually begin experiencing altitude sickness at an altitude between 3,000m (9,842ft.) and 3,800m (12,467ft.) in the Everest region. It doesn’t mean that altitude sickness can’t hit you below this altitude. Some trekkers can get sick even below 3,000m (9,842ft.) while some may never experience any sort of discomforts even at 5,000m (16,404 ft.)

Unfortunately, this trek does not reach up to Everest Base Camp. The farthest point on this trek is Tengboche at 3,870m / 12,697 ft. which is popular for housing the oldest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region. When acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar, you get to hike to Sagarmatha National Park from where you get to see tantalizing views of Mt. Everest. As an acclimatization hike, you will hike up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the highest point on this trek – the famous Everest View Hotel at 3,962m/13,000ft. This hotel was established in 1971 and has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2004 as the highest placed hotel in the world. With immense media coverage and having found place in numerous travel guide books, the resort has become a destination on its own. You will have lunch at this hotel and enjoy great panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many other Himalayan peaks.

Being an AWARD-WINNING ADVENTURE COMPANY, Himalayan Glacier is here to provide professional advice and encourage your hiking passions. Although Everest Base Camp trek is a dream-destination for most adventurers, Everest View trek is no less than any other treks in the Everest region. We never discourage enthusiastic adventurers and always push them to AIM HIGHER because we know we are always here to help accomplish your impossible endeavor to possible achievements. What we suggest to you is not important to us as much as what you wish to attain. Please CALL us or send an EMAIL for any advice and important information without spending any money.

Everest View Trek is not as challenging as other treks in the Everest region. So, bringing you child is not a problem at all. This is normally a family trek and meant for all age groups as long as everyone is in good health. This trek comprises 7 days of walking for several hours and the farthest point on this trek is Tengboche at 3,870m/12,697 ft. which is popular amongst trekkers for the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. The highest point on this trek is the Everest View Hotel which you will reach after a short hike from Namche and probably have your lunch there.

Yes, cell phone networks can be found on the trek. Most of the places get cell phone coverage either by NCell or NTC networks. However, at certain areas, there may be no coverage at all.

The weather in the Everest region varies differently in different seasons. The Himalayan region is never really hot, not even during summer. The maximum temperature during the day reaches up to 25°C / 77°F while during the night it reaches as low as -20°C / -4°F or even lower.

You will be traveling with like-minded travelers from all round the world. As such, there is no age limit for doing this trek, but we are highly concerned about your physical and mental fitness as well as your previous hiking experience. As far as possible, we try to include the same age-group persons in a group so that the hiking pace among trekkers match and it becomes easier to walk together.

There are few things to keep in mind if you plan on conquering Everest Base camp without any trouble relating to altitude sickness. Here are a few tips from our experienced guides and travel planners to avoid altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp trek.
• Slow ascend with proper rest and enough acclimatization
• Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
• Eat enough and balanced food
• Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco during the entire trek
• Be head-strong and mentally prepared
• Train your body to cope with uphill hikes with enough cardio or gym workouts 3 months before the start of
the trek

Yes, you absolutely need to take Diamox on your Everest View trek. Diamox is taken as prevention for altitude sickness but not to cure its symptoms. After the symptoms begin to show, the only option you will have is to descend to a lower altitude.

Generally, the first symptoms begin to show 12-24 hours after arriving at high altitudes. Different levels of altitude sickness have different symptoms. Symptoms of mild, short-term altitude sickness are dizziness, fatigue, loss of appetite, sleep problems, loss of energy, and shortness of breath.

No. Normally, oxygen is not required for the trek as our itinerary is designed in such a way so that it allows enough acclimatization. In addition, we provide Diamox, a medication that suppresses altitude sickness symptoms, from the beginning to prevent falling sick. However, in case of severe altitude sickness, we will descend to a lower altitude immediately.

During your trek, electricity is available to recharge your phones, laptop, iPads from micro-hydropower and solar panels on a paying basis. As for Wi-Fi, there are no hotspots along the trekking trail after Namche. The only two places offering free Wi-Fi are Starbucks coffee in Lukla and Everest Bakery in Namche. At other places upwards, you need to pay for using internet services, which increases gradually with the altitude.

Himalayan Glacier has a competent team of trekking leaders and mountain crew who are highly skillful in combating the difficulties or any kind of emergencies that might come up during the trip. If you feel sick with the altitude, in the first place you must let your leader know about it so that he knows just what to do. With all the years of experience, he can sense the intensity of the seriousness and respond accordingly, either by bringing you down to a lower elevation or rescue you using a helicopter. If the helicopter is unable to fly due to any reasons, we will use our local staffs and contacts to coordinate an alternative rescue and treatment procedures, which could mean using horses or stretchers to carry the sick person off the mountain to the nearest health post or safe helicopter landing spot.

In general, crampons are not required for this trek if you are trekking during the season. But if you want to do the trek during mid-winter or monsoon season then crampons may be required. You will really not know what conditions you will encounter on the trekking trail until you get there, so it is better having your crampons and not using it rather than needing it and not having it if required.

Caffeine might contribute to altitude sickness as it could lead to dehydration triggering altitude sickness. Caffeine, on the contrary, is known to stimulate your brain, kidneys, and breathing, all of which are helpful at high altitude. For people who are into caffeinated beverages for a long time period and abruptly stopping to consume them on the trek may trigger profound headaches in them.

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