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True to its name, the Everest View Trek is a short hike in Nepal that is related to the magnificent Everest panorama. We begin our 12-day trip in Kathmandu with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Site before heading to the most coveted region of the country. On our trek, we also reach the Tengboche Gumba which is situated at 3,867m (12,687ft) and is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. From here, the panoramic views of the Himalayas of Nepal including Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Everest are ours to admire.
The short Everest View Trek features a wide range of panoramic mountain scenery of Nepal combined with unique cultural encounters with the Sherpa people and their rich culture which is closely tied to Buddhism. This trek is ideal for anyone who wishes to enjoy the surreal beauty of the Nepalese Himalayas and Everest in particular while also enjoying an easy trek.
|Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 02 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 03 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding||2,800m/9,187ft||3-4 hrs|
|Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar||3,438m/11,280ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 05 Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar||3,438m/11,280ft|
|Day 06 Namche Bazaar to Khumjung||3,810m/12,501ft||4 hrs|
|Day 07 Khumjung to Tengboche||3,870m/12,697ft||4-5 hrs|
|Day 08 Tengboche to Kyangjuma||3,568m/11,707ft||4-5 hrs|
|Day 09 Kyangjuma to Monjo||2,840m/9,318ft||4-5 hrs|
|Day 10 Monjo to Lukla||2,800m/9,187ft||5-6 hrs|
|Day 11 Fly to Kathmandu||1,350m/4,429ft|
|Day 12 Final departure||-|
Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will take us to our hotel. After checking in, we may take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine with a brief cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today after breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at Himalayan Glacier’s office. Overnight in Kathmandu.
During the 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), we enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating on a hillside surrounded by high mountainous peaks. At Lukla, a gateway destination from where our trek begins, we meet our other crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla, we start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, we will be at a Cheplung village from where we have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900 ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we then gradually descend until we reach Phakding and spend the night.
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, we follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. We then cross Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A steep ascent brings us to the prime heartland of Sherpa village – Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, if the weather permits, we can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, and we can spend a day here acclimatizing. Namche Bazaar is the main centre of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Our guides can take us to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we trek to Khumjung village (12401 ft)-a beautiful village with a Sherpa settlement. In exploring Namche Bazar, we observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School, and enjoy flora and fauna found at such a high altitude. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Today’s journey starts with a climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel from where we can enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest. We continue trekking to Khumjung village which is surrounded by Kondge, Thamserku and the sacred Khumbila mountains. While here, we visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti!). Overnight in Khumjung.
We descend to Dudhkoshi River and pass through beautiful villages on the way. We walk on a forest trail which will take us to a riverbed. Next, we ascend for around two more hours through pine and fir forests to reach a small village of Tengboche. The village is also home to the famous Tengboche Gumba which is situated at 3,867 m and is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. We tour the Gumba and enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Everest. Overnight in Tengboche.
From Tengboche, a steep descent of about 1500ft/500m will take us through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Koshi River. We continue on our trail and pass Tashinga and Sansa villages before reaching Kyangjuma. While here, we get to appreciate spectacular views of Ama-dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. Overnight in Kyangjuma.
We have to reach Namche Bazaar first then continue to Monjo. The trail clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep an eye for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc. when passing through a forest trail. A steep descent takes us to a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We cross the river twice at separate locations before reaching Monjo.
The trail descends steeply before it cuts up to the airstrip in Chauri Kharka. On the way we pass Phakding and Chopling villages. The climb from Chauri Kharka is the final climb of the trek. As the local staff you met in Lukla will not be accompanying you to Kathmandu, today is last day you celebrate your accomplishment together. Overnight in Lukla.
We take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Our trip leader will drop us off at our hotel and we have the rest of the day off. We can stroll around the streets in Thamel, a popular Tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. You may also visit popular tourist attractions nearby. Either way, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Our journey comes to an end today. A representative from Himalayan Glacier will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
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It was the second visit to Nepal for my husband and l, and as similar to our first visit to Nepal in 2014, we felt incredibly blessed to be looked after by the team at Himalayan Glacier. They attended to our every need and their attention to detail and level of customer service, was first class. We feel like we have made life long friends and can't thank everyone enough for providing us with a very special expereince.
On this trip, we altered our plans at last minute due to expereincing illness, however it was no trouble at all for Himalayan Glacier to amend our trek to the Everest Veiw Trek instead of Gokyo Ri and every step of the way we felt at ease. It was lovely to expereince the Everest region with our guide Shanker, who also previously guided us in 2014. We very much enjoyed his warmth, caring nature, insight into the trek and cultural aspects of Nepal. And playing many card games! We appreciated an extra night in Khumjung to acclimatize and expereince this beautiful peaceful village. A wander through the stone walls of this village and Khunde, up to the Edmund Hillary memorial site was a real hightlight, as it offered 360 degree views at 4,200 m and we had the entire place to ourselves. It was incredibly beautiful, peaceful and surreal.
We would absolutely love to visit Nepal again sometime in the coming years and see our dear friends at Himalayan Glacier again. Thank you to everyone at Himalayan Glacier who made our 2019 trip so special and memorable.
I came to Kathmandu without much knowledge on the trekking to Himalayas and how to get close or face to face with the Everest. I have no idea on the distance and hardship and the preparations needed for the journey. I am so fortunate to have been introduced to Himalayan Glacier by the Hotel's recommendation I put up with on my arrival. I have only 5 days and only the desire to experience trekking and to view Mt Everest as close as I can get. Mr. Naba, the director of Himalayan Glacier is a real gentleman whom customised a safe and realistic 4 days 3 nights trekking to the hearts of Khumbu Village and Valleys, and view points to highest peaks in the planet including the mighty Everest. They explained and helped me with everything. My trip was well planned and well managed without a hitch leaving the rest to me to relish and experience the beauties and awesomeness of the trails, the forest, the rivers, the nature and the vast landscape of Nepal and the Himalayas. Looking back at my photos and videos, the trekking was first class and memorable in many aspects. My recommendation to all new and experienced hikers is to get a reliable local mountain guide. It saves you a lot of time and worry free of handling Lukla's flight, lodging in teahouses, extra baggage and weights, getting food, basic necessities and hot water, clearing check point inspection, directions during your trekking, etc., so that you can put your mind and moments on enjoying your trekking, rivers, valleys, wildlife, villages, landscape, majestic mountains and all other nature that surrounds you. I had an amazing guide Mr. Baburam Khatri, a young, strong, reliable, hardworking, helpful and friendly guide that keep an eye on me during my ascent and descent, and make sure I am doing okay throughout the journey without restricting my movement and time. Fetching hot water, patiently wait for me while I took pauses for breather, easing up my loads of baggage, taking some great photo shots of me with the nature and the mountains, topping up mobile phone credits, etc. are some of the things he did so without asking or happily. I would highly recommend him without hesitation and he speaks and clearly understands English. Overall journey and experience for me as first time hiking at high altitude has been such an eye opener and I can't thank and compliment enough to Himalayan Glaciers for their professionalism but most of all their great care of my safety and well being during trekking. I say Himalayan Glacier did an excellent job and would highly recommend to first time, second time and even the experienced ones. I am all pump up to return for the next adventure with them for my first Everest Base Camp. Thank you very much Himalayan Glaciers, and Happy New Year.Show more
Firstly I would like to thank you(Himalayan Glacier) and your staff for such a wonderful and memorable experience in Nepal.I was treated with such respect and care that I was overwhelmed. The West is so different. It is materially rich and spiritually poor. In Nepal it is the opposite. In fact Prakash told me that Nepal stands for Never Ending Peace and Love. I was very touched by this description.The accommodation throughout was excellent and I felt totally safe and cared for throughout the trip. The guides were respectful, caring, attentive, efficient and knowledgable. I could not have wished for better.I wish to thank you particularly for organising such a wonderful experience for me and for your personal interest in my welfare which included the meal with your Dutch friends. You made me feel very welcome.The trip itself was challenging for me. But I am pleased that I perservered with the gentle encouragement of Prakash. There are no big mountains in Australia so I was a little unprepared. But it was well and truly worth it. As Bhairis, my guide on the way back, said: "Nepal is a little bit up and a little bit down."My stay at Kopan Monastery was wonderful also. I enjoyed not only the amazing mountains of Nepal but also its deep spirituality. In all the time that I was in Nepal from the time I was met at the airport to leaving 7 weeks later I did not hear an angry word.I have told many people about how good Himalayan Glacier Trekking is and would always recommend your company. I know that Nepal Tourist Bureau is promoting Nepal as a tourist destination. I wish you and Nepal great fortune and many blessings.Show more
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