- 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.
- Superb mountain views of Everest and surrounding peaks from Syangboche.
- Visit Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries along the way.
- Experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Himalayas.
- Stay in historic Hotel Everest View, placed in Guinness Book of World Record as the highest palced hotel in the world.
This itinerary is a good introduction to trekking in Nepal while staying at the high standard quality lodges of the Everest region, suitable even for first-time trekkers
Everest View Comfort Trek is a five-day easy to moderate trek staying at comfortable lodges comparable to a city hotel. If you are short on time, this trek can be a great option to our regular 16 days classic Everest Base Camp Trek. Enjoy five days of trekking in the Khumbu region with fabulous views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Kongde Ri, and Kusum Kanguru. Besides, this trek offers a chance to explore culturally affluent Sherpa villages and gain insight into the tradition, culture, and lifestyle of the Sherpa people.
Mount Everest National Park is one of the most popular destinations for trekkers and climbers alike. Up until now, trekking in this beautiful area involved either camping or staying at basic tea houses. It has become possible to trek to this region using comfortable lodges with all the modern conveniences of attached bathrooms with running hot and cold water. Moreover, they are also well located to give you a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas from the lodge itself.
Our Everest view comfort trek begins with an exciting flight in a Twin Otter STOL utility aircraft to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. We spend two more days hiking up the beautiful canyon of the Dudh Koshi to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. The trek from Lukla to the colorful and vibrant center of Sherpa culture is through many Sherpa villages, past pine, rhododendron forests, with outstanding views at every turn. The hike is over well-graded and on well-established paths, making it suitable even for a novice.
From Lukla, we begin walking gradually to Phakding, then to Namche Bazaar, and finally to Hotel Everest View in Syangboche, listed on the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as the highest placed luxury hotel in the world. Further, we will hike to visit the villages of Khunde and Khumjung, which are home to the traditional Sherpa people and surrounded by beautiful mountains. On the last day, we head back to Lukla from Monjo for a flight the following morning back to Kathmandu.
Day 1 & 2: In Kathmandu.
Flying into Kathmandu on a clear day is in itself an unforgettable experience, with the entire Nepalese Himalaya sprawling out below you. Upon arrival, meet our guide/representative and transfer to the hotel. On the first evening, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and walk to Thamel through Asan and Indrachowk markets. Welcome dinner and briefing in the evening. The next day, we have a full day of sightseeing covering the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley, such as Swayambunath, Boudanath, Patan Durbar Square, and the local markets. The evening is free to shop and prepare for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2860m) & trek to Phakding (2610m)
Early morning, we will take a 30-minute flight to Lukla Airport, one of the most renowned mountain airstrips in the world. On the flight, we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalayas. Upon arrival at Lukla, we will gather our gears and begin our trek to Phakding. The walk takes us through the pastoral lands of the Sherpas, passing several small villages and individual farms. After about 3 hours of trekking, we finally meet the river and reach our first lodge at Phakding at 2610m (lower than Lukla)- located beside the tumbling Dudh Koshi river. Overnight in Royal Sherpa or similar(with attached bath).
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) Approx. 12km/ 6hrs trek. Ascent 1300m - descent 500m
Today will be the most challenging day physically on our trek. We will follow the trail north along the Dudh Koshi River up the valley of Benkar. We then cross the Dudh Koshi River and continue to Monjo. Monjo serves as the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the suspension bridge, our trail winds up past the settlements of Jorsalle alongside the Dudh Koshi river. Continue up the wooded valley on a good path and cross the river again before reaching a confluence of rivers, one coming down from Thame and the other from the Khumbu Valley. We make a final crossing on a tremendously impressive suspension bridge, spanning a deep chasm, and begin an hour and a half long ascent to Namche on a wide switchback trail. An hour below Namche, near Chautara, we gain views of Everest. Eventually, after about 6hrs of the hike, we pull into Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, with houses, built one above the other on the steep sides of the sloping mountain bowl. The narrow streets at its center are a mixture of cyber cafes and souvenir shops. Namche is a bustling market where goods as far away as Tibet were and still traded and the hub of everything in the Everest region. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore. Overnight in Panorama Lodge(or in Sherpaland Deluxe rooms).
Day 5: Namche Bazaar - Shyangboche (3830m) Approx. 2.5km/2hr walk to Hotel Everest View.
We will visit the nearby internationally known Museum of Sherpa Culture. Our stay in Namche will help us in acclimatizing to the altitude, so we begin another 1-2 hrs stiff climb up to Hotel Everest View, passing Syangboche airstrip along the way. Opened in 1971, the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) accords Hotel Everest View the status of Highest Placed Hotel in the world. View Everest from every room and enjoy a 360’ panoramic view from the hotel sun deck, sipping coffee, and not from some windy crag. The rooms are spacious with an attached bathroom, including a sitting area and access to balconies. In case of altitude sickness, Oxygen bottles, Gamow bags, rescue helicopters are available.
Relax and enjoy the rest of the day in this historic hotel. You can also take a walk to the nearby Khumjung and Kunde village and visit local families. Pay a visit to Sir Edmund Hillary’s school and Khumjung monastery with a scalp that purportedly comes from a Yeti. Further, walk to the village of Khunde, which contains the famous medical center instigated by the Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. Overnight in Everest View hotel.
Day 6: Shyangboche - Namche - Monjo (2835m) Approx. 8km/ 4hrs trek. Ascent 360m - descent 1400m.
Wake up early to enjoy and experience the first rays of the sunrise from behind the tallest mountain on earth. After breakfast, once again, you have the option to visit Khumjung and Kunde or head down to reabsorb the market scene of Namche Bazaar, which is just an hour downhill walk. From Namche bazaar, descend to the Dudh Koshi valley. Cross over the suspension bridge, and walk along with gradual ascend and descend to Monjo. Monjo is a picturesque village at the edge of Everest National Park, comprising of about 30 houses, in a narrow valley at the junction of Thamserku & Dudh Kosi river surrounded by mountains. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge.
Day 7: Monjo to Lukla (2860m) Approx. 13km/ 4 -5hrs trek.
Our last day of the trek is a gradual downhill hike till Phakding. You will have the option to visit the Gumila monastery from Phakding. It takes less than an hour from the main trail. From Phakding, continue following the river valley for a bit and then climb off the side of the ridge to Lukla. Free to stroll or enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the hotel. Overnight at Everest Summit Lodge
Day 8 & 9: In Kathmandu (B)
Wake up early to bid goodbye to the spectacular Khumbu region before boarding your 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is to rest, relax or explore the local market. The next day is also free. We keep this day as a contingency day. In case the flight from Lukla gets canceled (usually the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu gets canceled due to unpredictable weather). If the flight arrives as planned, you can request a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Departure (B)
Private transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.
MealsAll meals during the trek, one welcome dinner and daily breakfast in Kathmandu
Trip AccommodationComfort lodges with attached bath during the trek, City hotels with swimming pool in Kathmandu
RouteKathmandu, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Syangboche, Monjo, Lukla, Kathmandu
Trip Type Trekking
Trip SeasonsBest in March, April, May, Oct & Nov. Also good in Dec, Jan & February. As such the trek can be done through-out the year
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, October, November
Good MonthsFebruary, June, September
Lean MonthsJanuary, July, August, December
Prices & Dates
Daily Departure for Join-in /Small Group available in March, April, May, Oct & Nov. The trip can be taken privately and it can be done through-out the year.
For Costs, Dates, more Detailed trip information contact us. From $1500 per person
- All airport and hotel transfers by private vehicle.
- Round trip domestic flight tickets to and from Lukla.
- Sightseeing with entrance fee accompanied by a local tour guide as per itinerary.
- Accommodation comfort Lodges during the trek and in 3-5* hotels in Kathmandu.
- Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu, all meals during the trek.
- One welcome/farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- English speaking local trekking guide along with porter (one porter for every two members) during the trek.
- Meals, wages, transportation, insurance, and trekking gear for guide, porter, and trekking staff.
- All necessary paperwork and permits (TIMS/ Everest National Park permit).
- All Government taxes and service charges.
- Nepal entry visa.
- International flight to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
- Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
- Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
- Any extra cost forced upon by changing the itinerary due to your health, natural condition, political situation, or early return from the trek.
- All other personal expenses not listed in the included section
In Kathmandu: Shambala hotel 4 star is planned but upgrade is possible.
Hotels on the trek : Except for Phakding, where basic trekking lodge with attached bath, all other hotels/lodges on this trek is considered a relative luxury considering that it is a trek.
In Namche Bazaar, we stay at Panorama Lodge, in Syangboche/Khumjung, we stay at Everest View Hotel and in Monjo & Lukla, we stay at Summit Lodges.
Hotels in Kathmandu
Hotels in Lukla
Hotels in Monjo
Hotels in Shyangboche
Hotels in Namche
After completing college from Kathmandu University, Mahindra pursued Post Graduate In Community Welfare and MBA from Australia, where he also worked as Social and Community Care Coordinator in Royal Darwin Hospital for 1 and half years and as a Community Service Worker and Disability Service Coordinator in Somerville Community Services. He returned to Nepal and has been Consultant/Manager of Health Care International for 2 years and finally left to join the exciting career in promotion of Tourism in Nepal.
Hem Raj Bastola is a permanent inhabitant of Pokhara-25. He has been working as a tour and trekking guide since 2010. Formerly he has worked as a guest service agent at the hotel Pokara Grande. He started his career as a Cave guide, ticket sales man at Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave in Pokhara. So must of his working experience is related to tourism and hospitality industry. Beside his guiding profession, he enjoys reading and writing poetry. His poets have been published in different forums and medias. When get free time loves to work in the field as well.