Everest hiking trip
At a Glance
  • Duration11 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude5500 M
  • Group Size15 Pax
  • Trip StyleTea House
  • StartsKathmandu
  • EndsKathmandu
  • Best TimeRound the Year
Highlights
  • Experience a thrilling mountain flight to the stunning Lukla's Hilary Tenzing Airport, due to its short runway and dramatic location at high altitude.
  • As you ascend, you’ll witness breathtaking snow-capped vistas of iconic peaks, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam. The snow-capped sentinels create an otherworldly landscape.
  • Set out on a fulfilling trek towards the Everest View Hotel, a strategic spot that reveals the awe-inspiring splendor of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam in their full magnificence.
  • Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, the legendary Sherpa capital, known as a vibrant town with colorful markets.
  • Visit one of the highest ancient Buddhist monasteries globally in Tengboche and behold its powerful spiritual connection.
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of Everest from this location is breathtaking including the famous south face of Mount Lhotse and the trek leading to Nirvana 
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Enjoy the Khumbu region's diverse flora and fauna and the beautiful emerald valley of the Dudhkoshi River.
  • Indulge in the Sherpa culture and their lifestyle.
  • Along the way, immerse yourself in spiritual practices. Meditate in monasteries, interact with monks, and feel the energy of the Himalayas.

OVERVIEW

Everest Hiking trip package also known as Sherpa Village Trek a short hiking tour in the Khumbu area. Hike from Lukla to Namche (3,440m) and Khumbu Valley hiking in the Mount Everest area are well-known activities done by many trekkers. Hikers from all over the world come to Nepal to go for the Everest Base Camp Trekand hike to Kala Patthar. The world-renowned hiking trips are popular for the adventurous, natural beauty, mind-blowing mountain views, and hospitality of the Sherpa people.

In this region, the world's highest Sagarmatha National Park is located with abundant flora and fauna. Still, Yeti is a mystery. Everest region is popular for trekking and expeditions but we have been experimenting with short hiking possibilities from Lukla to Namche Bazaar. Those who can not trek up to Everest Base camp and lose the opportunity to grasp the thrilling and adventure of Everest can choose this hiking which offers an enduring experience of natural beauty, and geological magnificence with the breathtaking views of the world's highest mountain along with the worlds other three highest mountains.

We follow the Dudh Koshi the “milk river” north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest Short Hiking Trail below Lukla. The route passes through Lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna, spectacular forests of blooming rhododendrons in March and April, blue pine and fir, and Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries up to the gateway of Sagarmatha.

EXPLORING THE ROAD TO EVEREST HIKING TRIP

The Everest Hiking Trip starts with a spectacular mountain flight to Lukla and it takes about 45 minutes from Kathmandu. Lukla is a busy airstrip in the Everest region and is the starting point of the trek. Initially, the trek descends through Sherpa villages along the spectacular gorge of Dudh Koshi River to the village of Phakding, where most tourists take overnight acclimatization rest. The trek continues to NAMCHE Bazaar (3440m) through pine and rhododendron forests with an abundance of wildlife. NAMCHE Bazaar is considered as Sherpa nation's capital and it is the gateway to Everest. After walking through simple villages, the well-painted houses of NAMCHE with modern facilities give a different flavor to your short trek.

Typically all hikers and climbers take a full day's rest in NAMCHE to acclimatize and to prevent the Acute Mountain Sickness. The next and last stage of this short trek is Hotel Everest View and it is a major highlight of this trek. It is a well-renowned strategic spot that reveals the awe-inspiring splendor of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam in their full magnificence. 

The dramatic mountain environment will stay in your memory for the rest of your life. From here you will return to Namche and Lukla via Khumjung, the biggest Sherpa village in the Everest area. A visit to this village is the best way to meet and interact with Sherpa people in their natural environment and to sample their culture and tradition. Grazing Yaks, Buddhist monasteries, Hillary School, and the highlander culture of Sherpa people are the attractions of this area. Descending the Lukla airport covers the remaining highlights of the Everest region and gives you another opportunity to walk through the gorgeous area of colorful Khumbu villages. A short flight back to Kathmandu gives you last glimpses of Himalayan views and will conclude your Everest View Trek of a weeklong adventure into the one of world's most iconic views.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF EVEREST HIKING TRIP

The trek to Everest Hiking Trip is moderate. You don't need any prior trekking expertise because the trail is marked as moderate. However, trekkers should be aware that they will be hiking up and down an uneven terrain with steep routes, ridges, and rocky paths, for an average of 5-6 hours every day. The vistas along the way are well worth the effort.
Regular exercises such as walking and aerobics can help maintain your body’s stamina. Given the lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes, cardiovascular activities, and hill training can be beneficial in preparing for the changing trail conditions.
At such a high altitude, acquiring Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a risk. As a result, standard altitude safety precautions must be followed. Continuing walking at an increasing altitude will produce AMS symptoms, so it is recommended to stop and acclimatize in Namche Bazaar. Climbing less than 600 meters each day is encouraged. Medications like Diamox, which acts as a respiratory stimulant, can help prevent AMS.

To be able to trek through Everest base camp without difficulty, you’ll need a certain level of energy and endurance. As the trek is above 3500 meters, acute mountain sickness is a distinct possibility. While most people may only experience minor discomfort, a small percentage may require special attention.

BEST SEASON TO TRAVEL TO EVEREST HIKING TRIP

The Everest Hiking Trip is accessible year-round, yet the best seasons for clear skies and comfortable temperatures are spring (April-May) and fall (September-November). These periods offer excellent visibility and sunny weather.
Trekking during the monsoon season (June-August) can be challenging due to heavy rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and reduces visibility. The winter season (December-February) also presents challenges with snow-covered paths and colder temperatures. Nonetheless, with the appropriate equipment and also prep work, trekking is possible during these seasons.
Wintertime, specifically from December to February, can be an ideal choice for those who prefer less crowded trails. The number of trekkers is significantly lower compared to the peak seasons, offering a more peaceful trekking experience. Despite the challenges of snow and cold, winter trekking can provide a unique and serene experience in the Everest region.
Given the unpredictable highland weather, trekkers should be prepared for sudden changes in conditions. Appropriate gear, including waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear, is essential.

HAT Representative will be waiting with your name plate just outside the International Airport in Kathmandu. After your arrival, we will organize your transportation to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the afternoon browsing the beautiful streets of Thamel or visit the nearby Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, we will meet for welcome dinner and tour briefing.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Meals:Dinner

After breakfast, we will join guided tour to visit various sites in the valley - most of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get off and browse the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Come back to hotel and prepare for the morning flight, drive and short trek the next day.

  • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Meals:Breakfast

From Kathmandu, we will take a 45-minute towards Lukla. Lukla flight is unique due to the stunning mountain views and landing at one of world's highest altitude airstrip.Lukla is a bustling town with shops, restaurants and facilities for guests. After some rest, we will start trekking towards Phakding village. It will take 3-4 hours of trekking according to the pace. Phakding is larger than Lukla and is equipped with restaurants, tea-houses, bars and restaurants for trekkers.

  • Max. Altitude:2880m
  • Accommodation:Tea-house/ Phakding
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up to a beautiful sunrise at Phakding. After breakfast, we start the trek following the trails. Encounter local people, children, yaks and fellow trekkers as you move through Sagarmatha National Park and a few registration posts held up by local police. Cross high suspension bridge and climb until you reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. Namche is also housed with various accommodation, food and hangout facilities.

  • Max. Altitude:3445m
  • Accommodation:Tea-house/ Namche Bazaar
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We take to spend the day in Namche Bazaar to adjust physically to the high altitude, referred as acclimatization. Acclimatization helps adopt our body to the increasing altitude and reduces the risk of altitude sickness.Namche has Tibetan market selling clothes and cheap Chinese goods with the weekly wholesale market to browse. Even though we are acclimatizing, we will still need to stay active. So let's hike up to the famous Everest View Hotel and back.

  • Max. Altitude:3962m
  • Accommodation:Tea-house/ Namche Bazaar
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bidding our goodbye to glimpses of the highest summit of the world, we return back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar by trekking for about 6-7 hours. Every moment of the last couple of days spent will be a lifetime memory.

  • Accommodation:Tea-house/ Lukla
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Taking a 35-minutes flight back to Kathmandu, today is our final day here. This day is ideal for visiting Swayambhunath Stupa and exploring local streets Thamel. Taking a walk through Thamel, a busy tourist spot, buying souvenirs from here is the pretty good option.

  • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu
  • Meals:Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

It is our parting time. Hoping you are intrigued by this adventurous trek to Mt Everest, we will be ready to accompany you on any of your future journey to Nepal

  • Meals:Breakfast

Service Details

Includes
  •  Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  •  Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  •  Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu( Hotel Arts in Kathmandu or similar) on a twin share bed/Single and breakfast as per the itinerary.
  •  Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  •  Accommodation in teahouse ( Best Mountain Lodge ) or lodge while trekking.
  •  Welcome / fare- well dinner as listed in the itinerary with Local Cultural Dance,
  •  The sightseeing city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
  •  All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  •  Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  •  Sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip, Plastic garbage bags.
  •  Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  •  Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  •  Respective region (Everest) trekking map, TIMS Card.
  •  Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  •  Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  •  Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  •  The Trekking t-shirt
  •  Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
Excludes
  •  Meals on the cities except Welcome Dinner (Tentative US$8-$12.00 per meals )
  •  Meals on the cities except Welcome Dinner (Tentative US$8-$12.00 per meals )
  •  Nepal entry visa fee which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport on upon arrival,
  •  Personal trekking equipment
  •  Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc..
  •  Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters (expected,)
  •  International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  •  Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  •  Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest

Everest Hiking Trip FAQs

  • It is possible for a novice to hike to the Everest base camp. Although it's not the hardest trip in Nepal's Himalayas, it does need some level of physical and mental preparedness. You need to get yourself physically and psychologically ready for the hike and all of its obstacles.

  • While challenging, the trek to Everest Base Camp is hardly the hardest. This trail is well renowned for being an easy option for first-time hikers who have big goals. Anyone interested in undertaking this walk should be aware that there are roughly six hours of trekking each day, and that the trail becomes steeper and higher each day, increasing the trek's total difficulty.

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