EVEREST VIEW TREK

Experience a shorter alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek with our exhilarating 11-day Everest View Trek. Enjoy similar stops and the same spectacular views of the highest mountain on Earth reaching a high point of 12,738 feet. Enhance your time in Kathmandu by visiting the Tengboche Monastery.

Stand in awe at the captivating sight of the world’s highest peak while experiencing rich Nepalese culture first-hand.  Let us help you achieve your goal of trekking to Mt. Everest today.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Trek

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Strenuous

TRIP LENGTH: 11 days/10 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 16

TRIP COST: Contact us for pricing

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Khumbu Valley in all its majesty

  • Experience the vibrant culture of the local Nepalese people

  • Trek to a beautiful viewpoint of Mt. Everest

MEDIA

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TREK TIPS: NEPAL

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu (4,600')

  • A WWTrek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel
  • Relax and settle in or tour Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Overnight: Yak and Yeti Hotel
  • Meals included: D

Day 2: Kathmandu Cultural Tour

  • We will spend the day exploring Kathmandu, a sacred city to the Buddhist & Hindu culture, 3000 year old Monkey Temple, and various other temples and sites
  • Your guide will check each guest’s gear to ensure everyone is prepared for our adventure
  • Overnight: Yak and Yeti Hotel
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (9000') then Hike to Phakding (8,600')

  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla in the morning
  • Our first day is an easy walk through lush forest along the Dudh Kosi River to Phakding
  • Overnight: Phakding Teahouse
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Domestic flight included

Day 4: Trek from Phakding (8,600 ft) to Namche Bazaar (11,500')

  • Enter Sagamartha National Park, and ascend 2,900’ to Namche Bazaar
  • We will visit local shops, and enjoy the village
  • Overnight: Namche Hotel
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar (11,500') to Kenjoma (11,500')

  • Visit the Sherpa museum and hike to the Everest View Hotel where we see the upper Khumbu valley for the first time
  • Views of Mt Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse
  • Overnight: Kenjoma Teahouse
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 6: Everest View Day! Trek from Kenjoma to Tengboche (12,738') and on to Deboche (12,660')

  • Traverse the steep valley above Dudh Kosi, passing many gompas and stupas along the way
  • A steep but short climb through the forest takes us to the Tengboche Monastery, where we will attend the call to prayer with the lamas
  • We will then take a short walk down the hill to Deboche to enjoy the night at our teahouse
  • Overnight: Deboche Teahouse
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 7: Trek from Tengboche (12,700') to Namche Bazaar (11,500')

  • Rise early to attend the morning puja (prayer) of the Lamas at the Tengboche Monastery and enjoy stunning views of Mt. Everest before returning to Namche Bazaar
  • Overnight: Hotel Namche
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 8: Trek from Namche Bazaar (11,500') to Phakding (8,600')

  • Enjoy a beautiful descent into the village of Phakding
  • Overnight: Phakding Teahouse
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 9: Trek from Phakding (8,600') to Lukla (4,600')

  • Rise early and trek from Phakding to Lukla
  • Overnight: Local Lukla Lodge
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 10: Fly from Lukla (9,000′) to Kathmandu (4,600’)

  • Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • We will relax in our luxury hotel and celebrate our journey that evening
  • Overnight: Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
  • Meals included: B/L/D
  • Domestic flight included

Day 11: International Departures

  • Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your international departure home
  • Meals included: B

HUMAN OUTREACH PROJECT IN NEPAL

One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we travel. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe, and connecting trekkers with voluntourism opportunities in local communities. We have a number of diverse projects in Nepal that WWTrek guests can get involved with.

The Human Outreach Project started with the decision to support Ang Pasang’s children after his tragic death. Our projects in Nepal have grown to include trekking dental supplies in to the remote Namche Dental Clinic, supporting the Himalayan Rescue Association by rebuilding the Manang medical clinic, and improving the conditions at Juving Secondary School by adding a solar powered computer center and an industrial water filter. We have also supported many other projects, including emergency earthquake relief and cataract surgeries; find out more at HumanOutreachProject.org

TRAVEL NOTES

Best time of year to visit:

  • Spring: March through May
  • Fall: September through November

This prime trekking weather is due in part because Nepal experiences two main seasons: wet and dry. You might end up drenched during the monsoonal period from June through September.

Arrivals & Departures:

This trip begins and ends in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will fly into and out of Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).

*Many guests prefer to arrive before, or leave after, the scheduled itinerary. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply.

Recommended Flights:

International airfares are not included in program pricing. WWTrek has an expert travel agent that can help you with all of your travel arrangements. Danny Genung at Harr Travel is more than happy to review the many flight options from the U.S. to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). You can reach him at danny@harrtravel.com or 909.266.0117.

The benefit of using a travel agent is in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections, and land arrangements, for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.

Customs, Visas, & Immigration:

You will need a Nepal Entry Visa. Upon clearing customs in Nepal, you will be required to purchase a 30-day entry visa. The visa costs $40, so make sure to bring cash with you. It helps to have exact change. In addition, remember to bring two passport photos for the visa. Waiting to try and have these taken in the Kathmandu airport will not only cause you undue delays, but it also tends to be exceedingly expensive.

Make sure to have passports that do not expire within 6 months of departing your home country.

Gratuities:

As in many parts of the world, gratuities are a symbol of a job well done. In addition to recognizing service people such as taxi drivers, restaurant, and hotel personnel, we also acknowledge our staff with a gratuity.

You should plan to tip any service person that helps you, 10% for taxi drivers and restaurant staff is the norm. Check to see that a gratuity is not already included in the bill. Remember, if tipping in US dollars, when calculating the exchange rate, be careful not to tip too much. As you know, tipping is your option, and a reflection of the quality of service you receive.

Trekking Staff: At the trails-end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented as we say our goodbyes.

Currency Exchange:

You can easily exchange money in Kathmandu after you arrive. We will allot time for guests to do so. Local currency is best on the trek. Spending varies depending on the person, but we always recommend bringing $500 cash with you on your trip for incidentals, sodas, snacks, or souvenirs.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Country:

A land locked sovereign nation, Nepal encompasses an area of 56,827 square miles. The rugged, mountainous terrain plays a key role in both the preservation of the nation’s deep cultural heritage, and as well as a hinderance to its worldly development.

Population:

27.8 million

Time Zone:

Nepal Standard Time (NPT) is the time zone for Nepal. With a time offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of +5:45, all over Nepal Standard Time is one of only three time zones with a 45-minute offset from UTC.

Capital City:

Kathmandu, Nepal

People:

Sherpas: The people of the Khumbu

The Sherpas are an eastern, indigenous people living in the eastern regions of Nepal. The word Sherpa is a combination of two Tibetan words, “Shyar,” meaning east, and “Pa,” or people. They are indeed easterners both in origin and present location of settlement, as they migrated from Eastern Tibet and now live in Eastern Nepal. Traditionally, Sherpas were farmers and traders. Known for their strength and relationship to the mountains, the Sherpas now primarily work in mountaineering, trekking, or portering. Therefore, the Khumbu region is well known as “Sherpa Land.”

Language:

There are over one hundred different languages spoken in Nepal by the various ethnic groups. The main language spoken throughout the regions of Nepal, is Nepali. Our trek will take us through the Khumbu Valley where the villagers speak Sherpa, a Tibetan dialect, as well as Nepali.

Culture & Religion:

The people of Nepal are as diverse as the land that sustains them. Inhabiting different altitudes, various ethnic, tribal, and social groups have maintained their unique heritage for centuries.  Since the 1950’s, many Tibetan refugees now call Nepal home and contribute to the country’s vast array of culture.

Eighty percent of the population practices Hinduism. Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion as well as the oldest. Originating in India, Hinduism’s eclectic religious, philosophical, and cultural roots are characterized by their belief in reincarnation—one absolute being or soul reborn multiple times in various manifestations until enlightenment is achieved. Ten percent of the population practices Buddhism while the remaining 10% are either Muslim, Christian, or Kirant (an indigenous religion). Both participants of Hinduism and Buddhism share many of the temples throughout Nepal, as their beliefs are similar. Often times, religious and cultural practices are difficult to distinguish as many individuals often employ dual-faith practices.

Money:

The official currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee Introduced in 1932, the Rupee is abbreviated Rs. Check online for current conversion rates.

Lobuche Peak Climb Add-On

If you would like extend your visit to Everest Base Camp by five days, bring your crampons and ice axe and add a climb of Lobuche Peak (20,075′)