• 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
• Visit Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries along the way.
• Stay in historic Everest View hotel, placed in Guinness Book of World Record
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 Nepal is a five-day easy to moderate trek using comfortable lodges that are comparable to a city hotel. 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. Now it is possible to trek to this region using comfortable lodges with all the modern conveniences of attached bathrooms with running hot and cold water. They are also located well to give you a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas from the lodge itself.
Beginning with the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, take an exciting flight in a Twin Otter plane to the mountain airstrip at Lukla, from where we begin walking gradually to Phakding, then to Namche Bazaar and finally to Everest View Hotel in Khumbu, listed on the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as the highest placed luxury hotel in the world.
The trek from Lukla to the colorful and vibrant center of Sherpa culture at Namche Bazaar is through many Sherpa villages is well-graded and on well-established paths, making it suitable even for a novice. Trekking through pine, rhododendron forests, with outstanding views at every turn, culminating in an awesome view of the world’s highest peak, will have your camera permanently in hand.
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 and transfer to the hotel. On the first evening visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and walk to Thamel through the Indrachowk market. Welcome dinner and briefing. The next day, we have a full day of sightseeing covering the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley sites such as Boudanath, Syambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, and the local market. In the evening free time to shop and prepare for the trek.
Overnight hotel in Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2860m) & trek to Phakding (2610m)
Our morning flight (40min) by Twin Otter aircraft brings us to Lukla 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; many of the world’s highest mountains. After giving the porters a chance to load up we depart Lukla. The walk takes us through 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 (basic lodge 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 your trek, so we'll take it slowly. A very pleasant walk by the river through pine forest leads to a short climb to escape a narrow gorge section, passing several villages and lodges. Cross Monjo and arrive at the entrance to the Everest National Park, where details of our permits are recorded. Continue trekking past Jorsalle village, then drop down again to the river which we cross on a suspension bridge. Continue up the wooded valley on a good trail and cross the river again before reaching a confluence of rivers, one coming down from Thame and the other from main Khumbu Valley. We make a final crossing on a tremendously impressive suspension bridge, spanning a deep chasm, and then begin an hour and a half long ascent to Namche on a wide switchback trail. This sting of the trail is the steepest in today's’ hike on otherwise gentle ascent day. An hour below Namche, near Chutara, we gain views of Everest. Eventually, after about 6hrs of the hike, pull into Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital with its 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 that goes on in the Everest region. Rest of the day 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 Everest View hotel.
Visit the internationally known Museum of Sherpa Culture nearby. Our stay in Namche naturally helps in acclimatizing to the altitude and so we begin another 1-2 hrs stiff climb up to Everest View Hotel, passing Syangboche airstrip along the way. Opened in 1971, the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) accords Everest View Hotel, 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. Rooms are spacious with an attached bathroom, includes a sitting area and access to balconies. In case of altitude sickness, Oxygen bottle, Gamow bag, rescue helicopters are available.
Relax and enjoy the rest of the day in this historic hotel or walk to nearby Khumjung and Kunde village, where you may be able to visit local families, Sir Edmund Hillary’s school, and Khumjung monastery with a scalp that purportedly comes from a Yeti. The village of Khunde is a short walk further on and 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.
As the first rays of the sunrise from behind the tallest mountain on earth, wake up to these amazing views and enjoy the moment. After leisurely breakfast, once again you have the option to visit Khumjung and Kunde this morning or head down to reabsorb the market scene of Namche Bazaar, which is just one hour downhill. From Namche bazaar, retrace downhill on a steep descent to Dudh Koshi valley. Cross the suspension bridge, and walk along with gradual ascend and descend the path 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 trekking is gradually downhill till Phakding. You have a chance to visit the Gumila monastery from Phakding by walking a little more than a half-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)
The 40 minutes’ flight from Lukla brings you back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel. Free to pursue your own interests. The next day is also free. An extra contingent day in case of flight cancellation/delay from Lukla which does happen frequently. If the flight arrives as planned, you can easily do some tours out of Kathmandu valley. Your accommodation and breakfast are included 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 & hotel transfer by private vehicle.
• Sightseeing with entrance fees as per itinerary.
• Accommodation as per itinerary (comfort Lodges during the trek and in hotels in 4-5 star hotels in Kathmandu).
• Meals: Breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu. One welcome or farewell dinner with cultural show. All meals during the trek. As indicated by B/L/D for breakfast, Lunch Dinner respectively on the itinerary.
• English Speaking Local Guides.
• 1 Porter for every two trekkers.
• Guide, Porter, and staff Insurance.
• Necessary paperwork and permits (TIMS/ Everest National Park permits).
• Domestic Flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
• Free hire of a duffel bag, water bottle, trekking poles (supplied in Kathmandu)
• Free hire of a sleeping bag (where required – cleaning fees applicable)
• Nepal Visa fees.
• Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu.
• Optional Personal expenses such as (Tips, Laundry, Telephone, bar, beverages, battery recharge).
• Rescue & Medical Insurance (we strongly advise to purchase Travel Insurance that covers Medical & Evacuation).
• International flights from and to Kathmandu.
• Any extra cost of changing a confirmed tour; such as early return from the trek. Any extra cost incurred will be borne by yourself.
• All other personal expenses are 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.