Everest View Walking Tour with Comfort Lodges
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Everest View Walking Tour with Comfort Lodges

A walking holiday in sight of Everest staying in the best accommodation

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The Everest View walking tour with comfort lodges is an exceptional journey that provides a perfect blend of adventure and comfort in the Himalayas. Unlike the regular tea house trek, this trek offers upscale comfortable lodges similar to 3-4* category city hotels. This trek can be a good option for those looking for a less physically demanding yet fulfilling adventure, distinct from the more challenging Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek harmonizes the tranquility of nature with the luxury of comfort, making it an ideal choice for those looking for a touch of luxury and comfort.

The Everest View Walking Tour with comfort lodges presents the opportunity to explore the cultural richness of the Sherpa villages while enjoying stunning views of the Everest and the surrounding mountains. This trek offers a delightful stay at cozy lodges that harmoniously blend modern comforts with an authentic Himalayan atmosphere, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate amidst the awe-inspiring surroundings.

With a manageable altitude of 3880 meters, the hike to Namche Bazaar allows plenty of time for rest and acclimatization, thus reducing concerns about altitude sickness. Moreover, this trek does not require a high level of fitness or previous trekking experience, making it accessible to a wide range of people.

The Everest View Walking Tour with comfort lodges begins with an exciting flight to Lukla, known for its challenging airstrip and breathtaking views of the Himalayas, which in itself is a lifetime adventure. The trek from Lukla to Namche Bazaar is a remarkable experience. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi canyon offering a blend of natural beauty with lush pine and rhododendron forest, past several Sherpa villages that allows you to witness the unique culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people. Each step offers stunning vistas, encouraging you to pause and capture the majestic panoramas.

The major highlights of this trek is the opportunity to witness the iconic Himalayan peaks such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche, Kongde Ri, Kusum Kanguru, and other peaks. These remarkable vistas can be admired from vantage points such as the Everest View Hotel in Syangboche and the picturesque Khumjung village. These panoramic views offer a glimpse into the awe-inspiring majesty of the region and create lasting memories for trekkers from all walks of life.

The appeal of this trip lies not only in the breathtaking natural landscapes but also in its accessibility. The well maintained trails cater to individuals without prior trekking experience, making this adventure suitable for a wide range of skill levels. This well planned itinerary ensures a seamless combination of adventure, sightseeing, and moments of tranquility, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the wonders of the Himalayas.

The Everest View walking tour with comfort lodges, complemented by comfortable lodges, presents an unforgettable experience including mesmerizing landscapes, rich cultural immersion, cozy accommodations, and the opportunity to create an ever lasting memories of the Everest region of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: In Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Trek to Syangboche
Day 6: Trek to Monjo
Day 7: Trek to Lukla
Day 8: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 9: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure

Overview

trekking Trip Type Trekking
Activities Included Activities Included
Activities Included Trekking
Accommodation Accommodation During the trek, you will stay at comfort lodges with attached bathrooms, and in Kathmandu, you will stay at city hotels with swimming pools.
Meal Meal All meals during the trek, one welcome dinner and daily breakfast in Kathmandu
Best Seasons Best Seasons Best in March, April, May, Oct & Nov but it is a busy season. Sept and Feb are decent time just before the start of peak season. Dec, Jan & February are good month with fewer trekkers but slightly colder. June, July and August are low season due to high possibilities of rain but one can be quite lucky and enjoy the peace and quiet time on the trails. As such the trek can be done through-out the year
Route Route Kathmandu-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Syangboche-Monjo-Lukla, Kathmandu
  Best Months Best Months March, April, May, October, November

Good Months Good Months February, September

Lean Months Lean Months June, July, August

Not Recommended Months Not Recommended Months January, December

  • Sightseeing tour of UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.
  • Walking in Mt. Everest National Park, Natural World Heritage site.
  • Enjoy the superb mountain views of Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Visit Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries along the way.
  • Experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Himalayas.
  • Stay in the historic Hotel Everest View, placed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-placed hotel in the world.

Cost Information

Price starts from US$1945-US$3225 depending upon the number of traveler.
Please contact us for specific pricing as it varies depending upon your travel dates and your group size.

Join-in/small group is available for March, April, May, Sept, Oct & Nov.
This trip also can be taken privately with your own dates.

Included

  • All transfers by private vehicle.
  • 4 nights accommodation in 4-5* category hotels in Kathmandu.
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in comfortable lodges comparable to 3-4* city hotels during the trek.
  • Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with coffee/tea during the trek.
  • One welcome or farewell dinner with a cultural performance in Kathmandu.
  • 1 full day guided city tour in Kathmandu.
  • English-speaking licensed trekking guide along with a porter (1 porter for every two trekkers).
  • Round trip airfare between Kathmandu/Manthali-Lukla.
  • First aid kit, duffel bag, and trekking map.
  • Trekking staff accommodation, wages, meals, trekking gears, and insurance.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits for the trek (TIMS/National Park Fee/Rural Municipal Fee).
  • All government tax and service charges.

Not included

  • Nepal Visa.
  • International airfare.
  • Meals other than listed (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, bar, beverages).
  • Bottled/boiled water, battery recharge and Wi-Fi and hot showers during the trek.
  • Tips and gratuities to Guide, Porter and driver.
  • Travel medical insurance covering rescue and emergency evacuation.
  • Personal trekking gears and equipment’s.
  • Trip cancellation cost due to your health, weather condition, political situation, and any other unforeseen events.
  • Any other expenses other than the listed above.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport, a Wind Horse representative will meet you and transfer you to your designated hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure until the evening. Later in the evening, there will be a short briefing followed by dinner, along with a cultural performance, at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu

MEALS:
Dinner
Altitude Altitude: 1350m
Day 2:

In Kathmandu

Today, you will visit three of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.

At Kathmandu Durbar Square, you will explore the area around the former palace of the kings of Nepal, viewing various temples and monuments. Following that, you will drive to Boudhanath Stupa, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. Here, you will circumambulate with pilgrims and visit the surrounding monasteries.

Afterward, you will proceed to the holiest Hindu temple in Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple. The evening is free for you to shop for any last supplies or gear needed for your upcoming trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

MEALS:
Breakfast
Duration Duration: 5-6hrs
Day 3:

Fly to Lukla-Trek to Phakding

The mountain flight into Lukla is spectacular, and the landing is an exciting experience. One end of the runway is 60 meters higher than the other. The flight is typically on a small Dornier or Twin Otter aircraft, with duration of around 25–30 minutes.

Upon arrival at Lukla (2800m), you will meet your guides and porters before commencing the trek towards Phakding. Your permits will be entered and checked at the park entrance. You will begin the trek by descending gradually for about 2 hours to Thado Koshi, then gradually ascend, crossing several suspension bridges, passing through villages, and finally arriving at Phakding (2610m).Overnight in Phakding.

Please be advised that during the high season (March, April, May, October, and November), flights to Lukla are routed through Ramechhap (Manthali) airport, approximately a 4-5 hours’ drive away from Kathmandu. To accommodate this, you must start early (several hours before dawn around 2 am).

MEALS:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Altitude Altitude: Lukla at 2860m/Phakding at 2610m
Duration Duration: 3-4hrs, Approx. 8kms.
Day 4:

Trek to Namche Bazaar

Following the Dudh Koshi River, the trail traverses through Sherpa settlements such as Bengkar and Chumao, and then enters into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. You will than cross over the Hillary suspension bridge, and continue with a steep uphill climb to Chautara, where you get the first glimpse of Everest through the trees.

You will continue the ascent until you reach the vibrant Namche Bazaar (3440m), the pulsating heart of the Sherpa community, offering accommodations, cafes, and stores vending souvenirs and trekking essentials. Namche Bazaar serves as an ideal location to procure any forgotten items and acclimatize to the altitude for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

MEALS:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Altitude Altitude: 3440m
Duration Duration: 5-6hrs, Approx. 11kms. Elevation gain - 820m
Day 5:

Trek to Syangboche

In Namche, you will explore the Museum of Sherpa Culture which offers a fascinating insight into the rich heritage and traditions of the Sherpa community, and also visit the Everest Photo Gallery. After that you will proceed to ascend the hill towards the Hotel Everest View. Hotel Everest View would be an adventure in itself, given its remarkable location and the stunning vistas it offers of the Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Upon settling into the hotel, you will go on a hike to explore the neighboring Khumjung and Kunde villages. These villages offer a distinctive opportunity to engage with the local customs and lifestyle. You will visit the Hillary school, and the Khumjung monastery, and witness the fabled Yeti scalp that offers captivating glimpses into the area’s beliefs and historical background. Overnight in Syangboche.

MEALS:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Altitude Altitude: 3960m
Duration Duration: 2-3hrs to Everest view hotel, Altitude gain 520m
Day 6:

Trek to Monjo

Early morning, you will witness the breathtaking sight of the sunrise casting its glow upon the snow-capped peak of the mountains from the Everest View Hotel. And after a delightful breakfast amidst the awe-inspiring mountain vistas, you will proceed towards Monjo.

If you wish, you have the opportunity to revisit the villages of Khumjung and Kunde for a brief exploration before gradually descending through the Dudh Koshi Valley to Monjo. This delightful village sits on the edge of the Everest National Park, with around 30 households. This village sits in between the Thamserku and Dudh Kosi rivers. Overnight in Monjo.

From mid-March to May and from October to November, you can charter or share a helicopter ride to Kalapatthar viewpoint, at an additional cost. This service can also be used to get from Syangboche to Lukla, thereby saving two days that would be spent trekking.

MEALS:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Altitude Altitude: 2835m
Duration Duration: 4-5hrs, Approx. 7kms, Descent : Approx. 1125m
Day 7:

Trek to Lukla

Today is the final day of your trek. You will descend through the Dudh Koshi valley, following the river until you reach Ghat. Hereafter, it is a steep ascent to the village of Phakding before finally arriving at Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

MEALS:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Altitude Altitude: 2860m
Duration Duration: 5-6hrs
Day 8:

Fly to Kathmandu

With a stroke of luck and favorable weather, you shouldn’t encounter any issues catching your flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is yours to indulge in your interests at your own pace. Overnight in Kathmandu.

MEALS:
Breakfast
Day 9:

Free day in Kathmandu

Today has been set aside as a contingency day to accommodate any potential flight cancellations from Lukla due to the unpredictable mountain weather, which often happens. However, if the flight proceeds as planned, you have the freedom to utilize this day as you desire. You could consider exploring souvenir shopping options or, upon request, we can organize a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley for you. Overnight in Kathmandu.

MEALS:
Breakfast
Day 10:

Departure

Transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight homewards.

MEALS:
Breakfast

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Overview

trekking Trip Type Trekking
Activities Included Activities Included
Activities Included Trekking
Accommodation Accommodation During the trek, you will stay at comfort lodges with attached bathrooms, and in Kathmandu, you will stay at city hotels with swimming pools.
Meals Meals All meals during the trek, one welcome dinner and daily breakfast in Kathmandu
Route Route Kathmandu-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Syangboche-Monjo-Lukla, Kathmandu
Max Group Size Max Group Size 2-10 maximum for scheduled small group Journey, but any size for Private tour
Best Seasons Best Seasons Best in March, April, May, Oct & Nov but it is a busy season. Sept and Feb are decent time just before the start of peak season. Dec, Jan & February are good month with fewer trekkers but slightly colder. June, July and August are low season due to high possibilities of rain but one can be quite lucky and enjoy the peace and quiet time on the trails. As such the trek can be done through-out the year
Best Months Best Months March, April, May, October, November

Good Months Good Months February, September

Lean Months Lean Months June, July, August

 Not Recommended Months Not Recommended Months January, December

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