Private vehicle / By Air
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Per Day Walking 4 - 6 Hours
Best Season February to May and October and November
- You will lose at least 5-10 lbs
- The trekking fosters team spirit and develops leadership quality in you.
- It is designed for the trekkers who have limited time frame.
- You will understand traditional Sherpa/Tibetan culture and their lifestyle.
- A single trek gives you views of many mountains namely, Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cholaste, Mt. Tawache and others.
- Fascinating trekking route, surrounding mountains accompanied by rhododendron forests, terraced fields, meadows, pastureland and wilderness are additional rewards on your trip.
Everest view Trek or Everest Mini Trek is something more than the sum total of experiencing mountains from close distance. Nevertheless, it helps to understand the culture of Sherpas’ (mountain people) who have inhabited the region since the time of yore. You can explore the site and get acquainted with many Sherpas in the region. It is a trekking that combines natural beauty with the culture of the region. The fascinating beauty of Khumjung and memorable meetings with legendary Sherpa people will make the trip more meaningful. They are expert mountaineering people without who Everest expedition is almost impossible. Due to the genetic reason Sherpa can easily adjust in such altitude.
Some of these adaptations include unique Hemoglobin and doubled nitric oxide production. The Everest View Trek starts from Lukla - a 30 minute flight from Kathmandu. Landing at thiis tiny airstrip, the adventure really begins. During the trek trekking we spend several days passing through the homelands of the Sherpa people, their villages and Buddhist monasteries, with close up views of Mt. Everest and neighboring Ama Dablam, considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountains in Nepal. Much of Everest View Trek takes place at high altitude, and so we spend a few days at the beginning of the trek acclimatising. This is vital in order to ensure a successful trek. Everest View Trek gives a chance to see best view of Everest Region from Syngboche, where there is luxurious hotel called Everest View Hotel. This place is famous for Everest View from distance and provides some local villages sightseeing in Mountain.
Outline Day to Day Itinerary:
- Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to hotel
- Day 02:Preparation for trekking
- Day 03:Flight to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2,610m)
- Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,535m)
- Day 05:Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar
- Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Khunjung
- Day 07:Khunjung to Tengboche (3,850m)
- Day 08:Tengboche to Monjo (2,835m)
- Day 09:Monjo to Lukla
- Day 10:Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
- Day 11:Departure Day
- Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to hotel After you arrive at airport, our staff will transfer you to your hotel.
- Day 02:Preparation for trekking On this day, you will be provided sufficient time for doing preparations for continuing our trek. You will meet trek leaders and other team members of the expedition.
- Day 03:Flight to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2,610m) Wake up early to watch the sunrise spectacularly down the first rays of the sun, firing the peaks a light, red slowly lighting of the Himalaya's from Kanchenjunga and Everest in the far east of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the West. Then to the airport. The short flight (30 min) is awe-inspiring as we fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan China. Upon arrival in Lukla, we will be met by our local guides and porters. There will be time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. Once ready, we start a short trek descending on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley contains beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat. After 3 hours we reach the village of Phakding.
- Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,535m) From Phakding we head up valley on a busy trail, with porters from the lower Solu district in the south carrying supplies to Namche, and Sherpa's with their half yak,half cow beasts "Zopkio" taking trekking and climbing expedition equipment to the higher valleys. We continue along beside the Dudh Kosi through beautiful alpine scenery - fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of Kusum Kangru (6,369m) and Thanserku (6,608m) along the way. Crossing the Dudh Kosi again to the western bank at Jorsale, we make our way to the entrance to the Sagamartha (Everest) National Park. Continuing upstream along the banks to the meeting of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we have a fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,879m), Arna Dablam (6,856m) and Taweche (6,542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the village of Namche Bazar.
- Day 05:Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar Today is an all important full day to rest and acclimatise. Namche is famous for its local market,as each week Sherpa's from the surrounding villages come to buy food and to socialise. Any food not grown locally, such as rice, corn and some vegetables is brought in from the lowland villages, which can be up to a 6-10 day walk from Namche Bazar. Rising early, those who climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning dawn and sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. In the afternoon you can walk along the Thami Valley, or visit the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture, mountaineering in the park, flora and fauna.
- Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Khunjung From Namche we trek out of the village and follow a small trail high above the Dudh Kosi River, where the views are incredible - behind to the west, the ridge of Nupla and Kwangde Himal (6,194m); across the valley to the south, the towering ice walls of Thamserku (6,623m), and to the east at the head of the valley, the Lhotse and Nuptse wall, towering a full 3,500m above the valley at Dingboche. Everest looms above the ridge, a black, triangular rock. Sagarmatha, "Goddess Mother of Earth", is a truly magnificent sight. On a small ridge across the valley, the monastery of Thyangboche can be seen, a small speck against the gigantic mountain background. We descend to Khunjung a small Sherpa village. Here tourism has hardly changed the life of the Sherpa's. Maybe you will take the opportunity to sample the Sherpa speciality, Riki Kur - a type of potato fritter enriched with yak butter. The afternoon is left free to assist with further acclimatization.
- Day 07:Khunjung to Tengboche (3,850m) In the morning we descend to the village of Shanasa and on to Trashinga where the trail drops steeply to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phukitenga (3,250m). In the late morning we climb steeply before the trail levels out to ascend gradually towards Tengboche. It is a steady ascent of approximately 2 ½ hours through pine fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest. Tengboche is set in a beautiful meadow, high on a ridge surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. A peaceful, tranquil position the Thyangboche Monastery is a wonderful sight, spectacularly situated.
- Day 08:Tengboche to Monjo (2,835m) Following a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron. After lunch at Namche. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosi, we cross the river and follow the bank to Jorsale, then on to Monjo.
- Day 09:Monjo to Lukla After breakfast we depart Monjo and continue our descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau. On arrival in Lukla we will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of our trek.
- Day 10:Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu In the morning we transfer to the small airfield for the return flight back to Kathmandu. We will transfer you to your hotel, arriving before lunch, and have the rest of the day at leisure.
- Day 11:Departure Day Drive you to the airport for your inward flight.
- Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
- All nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Three times meals during the trek
- Down jacket, sleeping bag and all other necessary trekking gears on hire
- Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
- First aid kit.
- All taxes, be it local or government.
- Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
Size of Trekking Group
For the Everest Mini Trail, there will be one leader and a Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if somebody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate Everest Mini Trail for a group of any size. But, a group of 10 is considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 10, NTA can arrange this too.
While on trek, we will spend nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for EBC Mini Trail will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 250 US. But some places in Everest region do not allow single accommodations.
During our Everest Mini Trail of 10 days, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks.
Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.
Getting Visa for Nepal
You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months.
For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.