Glimpse of Everest Trek
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Season: Spring, summer and autumn
Important Note and Optional Activities
Please note: all the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact us if you have any special requirements or interest.
This trek is comparatively easy compared to some of the other treks in the region. The trek takes you up along trails to Tengboche Monastery (3850m). Although it is a short trek it provides some great views of the world’s highest peaks including Mt.Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Amadablam. The trek starts from Lukla after a 30 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu. From Lukla we trek up to Namche Bazaar and on to Tsyangboche (famous for its monastery) then on to Khumjung village the furthest point of our journey for a night before trekking back to Lukla via Phakding where we spend a night.
The trek gives a great introduction to the Solu Khumbu region with its Sherpa culture as well as providing some fantastic mountain views. The trek is best suited especially for those people who haven’t enough time for longer treks into the high mountains.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome from airport/ transfer to hotel.
Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu to Lukla (2804m) by flight (40mins)/ trek to Phakding (2610m)
|Day 4||Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535m).
The trail crosses the Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge/ leads you along the river to Hilary’s suspension Bridge/ the trail climbs to Namche Bazaar/ overnight.
|Day 5||Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
This is the rest day taken for the acclimatization/ side treks/ day hike to Thame/ visit Khunde/ overnight.
|Day 6||Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m).
Today’s route starts/ climb up to Syangboche airstrip/ Everest view hotel a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountain sin the earth/ trail descends slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m/ steep ascent to Tengboche Gompa/ stunning background of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other peaks.
|Day 7||Trek to Khumjung village
Overnight at guest house.
|Day 8||Trek to Phakding
Overnight at guest house.
|Day 9||Trek to Lukla
Today the trail leads back to Lukla (8,200m/ 9,168ft)/ arrival Lukla/ free/ overnight.
|Day 10||Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla
Early morning flight to Kathmandu/ pick up from airport/ transfer hotel/ at leisure/ overnight.
Leisure day in Kathmandu/ overnight at hotel.
Transfer to airport for your onward destination.