Everest View Trek also known as Everest Panorama Trek is carefully designed fantastic short trekking tour to Everest region offering great chance to capture Nepal’s beauty, meet friendliest and welcoming Sherpa people, unique culture and tradition in the short period of time. This short Trek to Everest region is an easy and small sojourn trip; modified for those visitors who wish to view Mount Everest within short time. Nepal is a home of welcoming people, Amazing Himalaya, various cultural diversities. This blend of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration is a great way to experience the Himalayan Mountains - the world’s most impressive mountain range - and is sure to create lasting memories and provide you with a satisfying sense of accomplishment.
Upon arriving, you will have a sightseeing day to explore the exotic city of Kathmandu before flying into the remote mountain town of Lukla where we begin our teahouse Everest View trek into the Khumbu region, land of Sherpas. Situated at an elevation of 2800 meter, the views of the Himalayan Mountains from Lukla on a clear day are awe-inspiring. Once there, we follow the legendary Everest Base Camp Trek route that journeys through Sherpa villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys. En route we pass through so many Buddhist Prayers Walls, Manis, Chortens, Stupas, Buddhist monasteries and begin to appreciate the unique mountain culture found in the Himalayan foothills. The views become more brilliant as we venture up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar - the min gateway to the Everest region treks at 3400 meter. We spend a night next to the Thyangboche monastery (3870m), from where you will observe spectacular views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kwande Peak and many other small peaks.
After completion of Everest View trek we drive to Chitwan to enjoy wildlife in the Chitwan National Park, one of the finest wildlife reserves in Asia, located in the plains of Nepal ‘Terai’. The park with a total area of 932km is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s the home to many animals, birds and plant species that includes one horn rhino, different kinds of deer, sloth bears, leopards, tigers, crocodiles, monkeys as well as many different species of butterflies, insects & over 450 sorts of colorful & endangered birds , and an incredible variety of other fauna and flora. A visit to Chitwan is must for any wildlife affectionate and even for the leisurely travelers who wish to relax in the tranquility of sub-tropical jungle and observe wildlife or the local culture, tradition and way of life in Terai. Everest view trek itinerary will be 5-7 days depending on your level of physical fitness and the time you have. Our original version itinerary has one extra day at Namche while trekking up. On that day we will trek to Everest View Hotel and retrace back to Namche after the beautiful day hike.
Outline and guideline itinerary
Day 01: Meet and greet in Kathmandu airport, transfer to KHG
Day 02: Get permits, visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu, preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m), about 3 hours pleasant walk.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3420m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest View Hotel.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 5-6 hours walk.
Day 08: Trek to Phakding (2610m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Lukla (2800), 3 hours walk.
Day 10: Fly back Kathmandu, sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Drive to Chitwan, village walk & sunset view.
Day 12: Full day jungle safari in Chitwan National Park.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Fly back to home country or further destination
Trip Note: This trek can be personalized as per your needs that suit your time and budget. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made tour itinerary. For your information Lukla flight is notorious for being delay problem of domestic flights to and from Kathmandu by few hours or canceled for a day or more rarely, it may happen even in top trekking season also as you know how climate changes effecting our world. So, please allow a couple of spare nights in Kathmandu following your trek if possible.
Day 01: Join Kathmandu (1300m)
Wilderness Excursion has included your travel time in the itinerary. On day 1 you will depart from your homeland flying to Nepal will be amazing experience with Nepal's long Himalayan Panorama from the pane if you have right side window seat. Wilderness Excursion representative will welcome you in airport and transfer to your selected hotel in Kathmandu. A short briefing about your trip and welcome drink will be held. Overnight in Kathmandu Guest House.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Tour with professional culture tour guide.
Wilderness Excursion's guide meets you at hotel at around 9:30am. Today, you have beautiful cultural tour through the one the oldest Royal palaces, Temples, Buddhist Monasteries including Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Squire etc. with its numerous temples and monuments. We will prepare your permits, and other necessary documentation on this day. Overnight in Kathmandu Guest House.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and hike to Phakding/ 2610m, about 3 hours.
We fly on a twin-engine Otter to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. The sights from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Lukla (2800m), we meet the rest of our staff and porters and trek for about three hours to Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440m), 4-5 hours walk.
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region. Tonight, we stay in Hotel Namche.
Day 05: Rest and Acclimatization day.
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town before the clouds move in rewards climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another Sherpa high altitude climbers are presented.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m), Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Tengboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The monastery opens at 4pm every day, we will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music.
Day 07: Trek back to Namche (3440m); Hiking Time: 4-5 hours.
Today we trek back along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest and past brilliant waterfalls. Shortly before reaching Namche, the trek takes us through a pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. Arriving in town, we may see lowland porters, highland Sherpas.
Day 08: Trek to Phakding (2610m), 4-5 hours walk.
We leave the Namche Bazar and trail descents through pine trees and cross the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. Then our trail continues River side and we arrive in Jorsalle and it takes about 2 and half hours. We continue again our trek until reaching Phakding with crossing several bridges about 1 and half hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Lukla/2800m 2/3 hours walk.
We have a short and easy day today. It is an enjoyable walk most of the time until Ghat then short climb after Thadokoshi then the trail is pretty flat and 30 minutes climb up bring us to Lukla. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 10: Lukla – Kathmandu/1300m, 35 minutes flight.
After hot breakfast at Lukla fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla at around 8:30am. It is a picturesque flight of 35 minutes. If the weather is clear, the morning flight back to Kathmandu will be a scenic and smooth farewell to the mountains. We visit Pashupatinath temples; the most famous and Hindu sacred site in Kathmandu and we visit Boudhanath Stupa; the place of peace and salvation. Overnight in Kathmandu Guest House.
Day 11-12: Drive to Chitwan and Jungle Safari program
On day 11 we drive to Chitwan for relaxing jungle safari after strenuous Everest trek. Riding elephant through the unvoiced jungle catching wildlife by surprise; it will be one of most enduring experiences in Nepal. The jungle in the southern and south-western parts of Nepal. Chitwan National Park is the home to an incredible variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. The former is recognized as the best preserved conservation area in all Asia with a fascinating range of wildlife roaming free. With their natural habit well preserved the animals are thriving. Among these are the endangered species: the greater one-horned rhinoceros and the most sought after Royal Bengal tiger. Wilderness Excursion includes 2 Nights/3 Days full board Chitwan Jungle Safari with Everest View Trek.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu
We drive back to Kathmandu a short visit to Chitwan. Nothing to do special but exchange the e-mail with your friends and co – trekkers. Arrange your photos from the Everest View Trek and Chitwan Tour. We have a farewell dinner in one of the authentic Nepali Restaurant today. Overnight in Kathmandu Guest House.
Day 14: Depart Kathmandu and fly home.
Your wonderful Nepal trip comes to the end now. Wilderness Excursion will drop you at the airport and see you off and wish you the safe journey back home.
Trip Cost Includes
- All airport transfers by private car or van as per group size.
- 3 Nights sharing deluxe room in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast on double occupancy basis.
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing in UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites as per above itinerary.
- 1 Well experienced, government registered and friendly guide.
- 1 Sharing high altitude porter for 2 travelers (weight limit: 20-25kg plus their own stuffs).
- Accommodations in trekking lodges on twin/double sharing basis.
- 3 Meals: breakfast lunch and dinner during the trekking.
- Tea, coffee, cookies, fresh fruits during the trip.
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round (cost USD 336.00) per person
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round ticket (cost USD 100.00) for your guide.
- 2 Nights 3 Days full board Chitwan National Park Tour after Everst View Trek.
- TIMS Card, Trekking permit,
- Food, accommodation and salary of your guide and porters.
- Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porter.
- All local tax, vat, office charges and airport taxes.
- Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture show after the trek
Trip Cost Excludes
- All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
- Hot shower, hot water, internet and personal nature expenses.
- Personal travel insurance, international air ticket and Nepal visa fee.
- Rescue operation charge in case of emergency (we arrange rescue on request).
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
- Gratitude and tips for guide and porter.
Packing List and Equipment for Everest View Trek
- A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek,
- Trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
- 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
- Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
- Sandal or flip flop to take shower and walk around,
- 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.
- Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
- Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.
- Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
- Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
- Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
- Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.
- Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
- Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)
- Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
- Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
- Sunglasses or goggles
- Warm gloves
- Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for ABC Trek.
- Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
- Head lamp/torch with spare batteries
Personal Trekking Equipment
- Duffel/Ruck sack to be carried by porters
- Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
- Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
- 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose hiking pocket knife.
- Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS.
- Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
- Water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary. Vacuum flask and a cup preferably is doing teahouse.
Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,
This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: firstname.lastname@example.org