Everest View Trek is the easiest and most scenic way to see Mount Everest face to face. This is the most popular trek for those who either do not have enough time or are inexperienced in high-altitude trekking. If you have dreamed of seeing Mount Everest in person, but are not willing to take on the Everest Base Camp Trek, this trail is perfect for you. The Everest View Trek leads through the beautiful little Sherpa settlements of Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, and Tengboche. The trail follows the same route as the Everest Base Camp up to Tengboche. In fact, by the end of the trek, you will have hiked on 70% of the Everest Base Camp trail.
After landing at the Lukla Airport, the trail passes little Sherpa settlements until Phakding. Then, you follow the Dudhkoshi River up to the highest bridge, cross it, and climb to Namche Bazaar, the biggest city in the Everest region. On this day, you enter the world's highest national park – Sagarmatha National Park. The park is lush with vegetation, rhododendron forest, pine trees, and birch trees. Most people stop in Namche Bazaar for a day of acclimatization and exploration.
On our acclimatization day, you’ll hike to the wonderful Sagarmatha National Park Viewpoint, which offers an awesome view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Nuptse, and many more Himalaya peaks. Afterward, you head to Everest View Point Hotel for another scenic lookout and then to Khumjung village for lunch. Khumjung is a nice, peaceful Sherpa settlement where you can observe the local lifestyle up close. Many people from this village have summited Mt. Everest. There is a school built and funded by Sir Edmund Hilary as well as an old monastery, which houses an alleged Yeti scalp.
Tengboche another highlight of the trek, is known for having a breathtaking Everest View. Also, it is home to the oldest and largest monastery in the Everest region. The hilltop Tengboche Monastery is a perfect spot to enjoy the majestic panorama of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Situated at an altitude of 3867 meters, you will have an awesome view from both sides of the monastery. The sunrise and sunset views over Mt. Everest and its staggering neighboring peaks are priceless. At Tengboche Monastery, there is a puja ceremony every morning and evening. All the monks gather in the monastery read mantras and play typical Tibetan Buddhist instruments. It’s refreshing to practice meditation inside while all the monks are chanting and playing their music. If you want, we can participate in this ceremony and meditate with the monks during one of their daily pujas, which start at 6 am and 3 pm.
Everest View Trek is a great combination of Sherpa culture, spiritual allure, amazing views, and the glorious Himalayas. This is not a typical trek through the mountains. It is a culturally and spiritually inspiring journey through beautiful villages and historical monasteries. The trail ends in Tengboche, from where we retreat along the Dudhkoshi River back to Monjo and then Lukla via Namche Bazaar.
The Best Season for Everest View Trek
This trek can be done all year because it doesn’t lead high into the Himalayas. The best time for the Everest View Trek is during Autumn (September to early December) and Spring (March to May). September offers awesome views of the Himalayas and clear skies, complimented by beautiful alpine flowers. October and November bring even clearer skies and therefore stunning Himalayan views. December is a bit colder, but this can provide cloudless blue skies and a peaceful trail in the Himalayas. For sunrise and sunset vistas, December is the best month. March, April, and May are known to be the best months for expeditions in the Nepalese Himalayas, due to the moderate weather. During April, climbers from all over the world flock to the Everest region to try their shot at the world’s highest peak. You may even share the trail with some of these people. Spring offers amazing weather and blooming flowers, so it’s a perfect time for trekking in the Himalayas.
Fitness Level and Training for Everest View Trek
Everest View Trek is a simple hike in the Himalayas. It does not require special climbing or hiking experience. Still, it helps to be in good shape to have a joyful and successful trip. If you have regular hiking experience, try to maintain that and do some hiking around where you live starting about 2 weeks prior to your departure. If you don’t have much experience, try to build some up before taking the Everest View Trek. Your basic, beginner-level hiking experience will help you to complete this trek without any problems.
Why Everest View Trek?
The truest answer to this question is, “Why not the Everest View Trek?” This adventure offers a lifetime experience to trekkers. It can be done by people of all ages, even with a basic level to zero mountain hiking experience. This is a short introduction trek into the Everest region, which offers several awesome views of Mt. Everest from up close, as well as other towering mountain peaks. The trail goes through many Sherpa villages, where you can observe the local culture and day-to-day lifestyle. With very little risk of high altitude sickness, you can see incredible views of Mt. Everest and several more of the world’s highest peaks. A bucket list dream can be crossed off within just a few days of leaving Kathmandu.