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Everest View Trek

Nepal Eco Adventure - 9 days

  • Everest View Trek
  • 9 days / 8 nights
  • Max. group: 10 Persons
  • Difficulty: Easy
Overview
Route
Included
Accommodation
Safety
Training
Packing List
Nepal Eco Adventure
FAQ
How To Book

Overview

> A scenic mountain flight to Lukla
> Visit to Tengboche Monastery
> Stay in the beautiful and vibrant Sherpa Town, Namche Bazaar

Everest Panorama Trekking is an ideal trek if you want to admire fascinated landscapes and discover cultural richness without having to go through exhausting downhills and uphill trails. Within a short time frame, the trek allows you to witness the spectacular Himalayan giants like Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many others. Along with the close proximity to the highest mountain in the world, one also gets to indulge in the beautiful Sherpa settlements, their culture, costumes, lifestyles as well as numerous monasteries, Gompas and other serene places.

Nepal Eco Adventure offers you a relatively easy Everest Panorama trekking. You will start your trek at Lukla after 45 minutes of a scenic flight from Kathmandu. Your final destination will be Tengboche village – on the lap of Ama Dablam – which is on top of the hill, bounded by snow capped mountains. You will discover Tengboche Monastery, which houses an apparent Yeti’s scalp when the story of the Yeti in the Khumbu region is still a mystery to the world. Everest Panorama trekking also includes the hidden valley of Khumbu- Thame to the northwest of Namche Bazaar.

The few days of this adventure will be spent in the delightful and scenic villages of Khumjung and Namche bazaar, where you will have the opportunity to interact with the legendary Sherpa people and participate in their astonishing traditional lifestyle.

Route

What’s the plan?

Day 01: Flight to Lukla (2875m) | Trek to Phakding (2610)

You will catch an early morning scenic flight to Lukla. The Everest panorama trek will start from there. This first easy walk will help out with your acclimatization. You will be staying overnight at a tea-house in a lovely village of Phakding.

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Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche bazaar (3450m)

After a hearty breakfast at Phakding, you will walk through beautiful pine forests and then cross the many suspension bridges over Dudh-Koshi River until you arrive to Sagarmatha National park’s checkpoint. After showing your permits and other documents, you will enter the protected area, then pass through Jorsale village to enter Namche Bazaar. After walking past forests and bridges, you will reach the merging point of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. After a few more hours’ hike, you will finally reach the famous Namche bazaar, the trading center of the region. Overnight at Namche.

Day 03: Namche Bazaar | Acclimatization day

This day is set aside for acclimating to the region and to prevent altitude sickness. A short detour will be taken either to Khunde village or Namche Bazaar itself, with numerous restaurants, shops, bakeries and markets. You will also be able to trek up to the tourist visitor center near the headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park to observe a number of things related to Sherpa climbers, plants and animals. The acclimatization day will help you to adjust to the mountain air and prepare you for the days to come.

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Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Thame (3800m)

On this day, you will take a hike up to Thame and roam around the village and also visit a famous monastery there. This 5 hour hike is also supposed to help in acclimating to the altitude. Overnight at Thame.

Day 05: Trek from Thame to Khumjung (3785meters)

You will start with a climb up to the famous Syangboche airstrip. The climb is steep for two hours and then it levels until you reach Khumjung village. The Khumjung valley is surrounded by the peaks Kondge, Thamserku and Khumbila and also has a monastery that houses the scalp of a yeti. A number of colorful monasteries, Hillary school and the traditional settlements are also the highlights of the area. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche

From Namche, you will pass through yak pastures with picturesque views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and others to reach Kyangjuma and then to Dudh Koshi. Two and a half hour walk from there will take you to Tengboche, famous for the Tengboche monastery that opens after 4 in the afternoon. You will also enjoy the evening view of some of the highest mountains in the world. Overnight in lodge.

Day 07: Trek back to Namche

You will enjoy the early sunrise in the mountains and then make your way back to Namche Bazaar tracing back the trail. Overnight in Namche.

Day 08: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2875m)

You will trace back your steps to Lukla early in the morning. As you exit the Sagarmatha National Park, you will be ending the walking part of your trek. After the 7 hour walk, you will spend the night in Lukla.

Day 09: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

On the final day morning, you will take a scenic mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu airport. May you enjoy the rest of your trip in Nepal!

Included

Included:

√ Pick up and transfer to and from airport
Your trekking companies able to pick you up from your hotel and return you after the trekking. If you need a transfer to and from the airport in Kathmandu, then this can also be organized.

Return flights Kathmandu – Lukla
The trekking begins and ends with an exciting flight. The cost of flights to and from Lukla is included in the price and will be booked by your trekking company.

√ Staying in Lodge or Guest House during the trek
During the trek, we stay in lodges or teahouses. These are simple in nature, but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.

√ English speaking guide and a porter
One porter per two trekkers. This way you don’t have to carry your complete equipment yourself. The guide speaks English.

√ Salary, food, insurance, and accommodation for guide and porter
The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.

√ Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared during the trek. The meals are basic, but will give you enough energy for your appetite. Fruit is also available after each meal.

√ Coffee and Tea
Coffee and tea are also organized by the trekking company. Every morning fresh coffee and tea are made. There are scheduled breaks to enjoy this.

√ Permit and TIMS
The total amount includes costs for the permit. This also applies to the TIMS Card, to the Trekkers Information Management System.

√ Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags
In order to pull in the Himalayas as prepared as possible, it is important to bring a good down jacket and sleeping bag. These are provided by your trekking company.

√ Cap, T-Shirt & Roadmap
We also have a cap, t-shirt, and a roadmap for you. Not only are they ideal for trekking, but they are also beautiful souvenirs.

√ Assistant Guide for a Group of over 6 People
If your group is larger than 6 people, we will take an extra assistant guide with you to support you.

√ Altitude Sickness & First Aid Kit
The guides carry an altitude sickness kit to monitor your pulse rate, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice a day (very useful for monitoring the symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS) at altitude).

√ Helicopter Service in Emergencies
Check whether this is reimbursed by your travel insurance and otherwise take out a supplementary travel insurance package for this.

Excluded:

× Visa for Nepal
Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.

× Flights to and from Nepal
The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.

× Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Personal expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

× Travel Insurance Including Repatriation
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.

× Tipping
Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. You decide what you want to tip, but be generous and read our blog post about tipping when you are planning to go trekking in Nepal.

× Desserts, Hot Shower, Hot Water, Mineral Water and Wi-Fi
Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, hot running water, bottles of mineral water and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas. The water we encounter along the way is drinkable and is heated or boiled by us.

Accommodation

Accommodation

During the trek we stay in lodges or teahouses. The teahouses are basic of nature. Some of them have a squatter toilet, while others provide a western style alternative . Showers do not always have hot water and most tea houses charge for the use of hot water. Some teahouses have access to the internet, but always at extra charge. Please read our blog about the teahouses in Nepal. 

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Safety

Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks. In addition, the routes are ideally designed to give you enough time to acclimatize.

While the intention is to stick to the described route, a certain degree of flexibility is built in. In some cases it may be necessary to change the route here and there. The mountains are full of surprises, and the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. The guides continuously carry out risk assessments throughout the expedition. It is therefore best to plan a number of extra days in Nepal for possible unforeseen circumstances. Read all about altitude sickness here.

Training

Training

Do you make it to your destinations as planned? Often this depends on the unpredictable weather in the mountains. However, it can also depend on your own physical condition.

Do you like walking, have you done trekking at altitude more often and do you sport twice a week on average? With a little extra training, you’ll soon be ready for this beautiful trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Is this the first time that you are trekking at altitude? Make sure you are well prepared. This is important for your safety, but also for that of your team. Make sure you start six months in advance with an hour’s walk twice a week. Read this blog post and get fit for trekking in Nepal.

Packing List

Packing List

Trekking in Nepal requires decent gear. Especially the basics like an 80-90l backpack and quality trekking socks. Read an extensive blog here about what to bring with you.

Documents
– Passport
– Travel insurance
– Boarding passes for flights
– 2 passport photos
– Driving License
– Dollars in cash
– Credit card (make sure you have $500 available on your card
in case evacuation by helicopter is required)

Sleep
– Sleeping bag
– Extra sleeping bag lining

Footwear
– Mountain shoes: 3 or 4 season lightweight
– Slippers or sandals for the city
– Aircraft shoes (optional)

Clothing
– Make sure you have non-cotton clothing for during the trek
– 2 t-shirts with underlayer (e.g. running t-shirts)
– Fleece / softshell jacket
– Waterproof jacket
– Down jacket for warmth
– Travel and citywear
– Underwear
– Trousers for underlayer (optional)
– Waterproof pants
– Trekking pants
– Trekking shorts (optional)
– 2 thick trekking socks
– Lightweight and breathable trekking socks
– Gloves and woolen hat

Accessories
– One backpack: 35 liters
– A duffel bag or backpack with straps to go over your back (Max 8kg weight for the porters to carry)
– Drybag or waterproof cover for your backpack
– Water bottle/thermos: at least 2 litres.
– Sunglasses
– Sunscreen
– Personal medication
– Inhaler, blister plasters, etc.
– General toiletries, contact lenses, spectacles (if necessary)
– Towel
– Electronics
– Headlight, travel adapter, phone & charger
– Lip balm
– Book
– MP3/Music and headphones
– Hand disinfectant, biodegradable wet wipes

Nepal Eco Adventure

Nepal Eco Adventure

Nepal Eco Adventure houdt kantoor  in het hart van de Kathmandu, de meest toeristische stad van Nepal. Nepal Eco Adventure stelt alles op alles voor haar klanttevredenheid. Nepal Eco Adventure heeft een team van experts met de grootst mogelijke ervaring.

Nepal Eco Adventure bedient haar klanten door verschillende trekkingen aan te bieden in Nepal en brengt hen zo ook meer over Nepal en de Nepalese cultuur bij. Onze manager is zelf ook trekking gids in Nepal, zo ademt het hele bedrijf de cultuur van trektochten uit.  

Wij bouwen op ervaring en lokale expertise in de Nepalese Himalaya die van onschatbare waarde zijn. Onze grondige kennis van trekkingen, goed ervaren wandel- en reisleiders, de banden met TAAN, Nepal Tourism Board, RastraBank Nepal en Company Registration Centre Nepal zijn de belangrijkste punten die je reis perfect, veilig en plezierig maken.

 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Best Season
If you have read our blog post about the best time for trekking in Nepal, you will know that every season in Nepal is suitable for trekking. However, in certain times of the year the one area of Nepal is more favorable than the other. Most people who go trekking in the Everest region and Gokyo Valley do so from March till the beginning of June and from September till the end of December. The Annapurna Region is best enjoyed in March to May and from October all the way to December. Just like Everest, you can trek in Annapurna all year round. The same seasons are most popular when talking the Manaslu Circuit and the Langtang Valley. The Upper Mustang is your choice during the Monsoon season when the rest of the country gets more rainfall. The Upper Dolpo is perfect most of the year, especially from March all the way to November.

Porters
Bookatrekking.com strives to only work with providers who treat porters in a fair manner. Without porters, there is no trekking in Nepal. They are the heart and soul of your adventure and they every day carry part of your gear. Bookatrekking.com always tries to find a balance between an affordable trekking adventure and the fair treatment of porters.

Tipping
Porters are partly dependent on tipping. The cheaper your trekking, the more likely it is that the salary for porters is low. In any case, this must be compensated with tipping. It is an unwritten law in the Himalayas. On your way you will notice that the amount of tipping is a hot topic. At the end of the trek there is an opportunity to give tips. The rule of thumb is to count 10 to 15% of the total amount of the trek. This can be divided into 60-40. The 60% of the amount goes to the guide and 40% is for the porter(s).

Currency and Payment Methods
We recommend you to bring US dollars or euros to pay for your visa, further travel and other costs. It is easiest to travel in Nepal with US dollars. Nepal has reasonable banking facilities with branches of a number of international local commercial banks. Credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. ATMs can be found everywhere in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are ATMs in larger cities during the hikes. However, it is a good idea to bring enough money from Kathmandu or Pokhara as in Nepal you never know if the ATMs will work.

Visa Nepal
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you can get a tourist visa. USD 25 for 15 days from the date of issue, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for 90 days tourist visa. You need two passport photos. You can apply for an online visa here.

Vaccinations
No immunizations are required vsiting Nepal, but it’s always worth checking which vaccinations are recommended and check you are up-to-date with all your boosters.

Although you can get vaccinations in Kathmandu, it’s generally better (and often cheaper) to get them before your trip. Either way, it’s always worth consulting with your local doctor or nurse for up-to-date travel and inoculation advice at least 6 weeks before your planned departure date.

The main recommended vaccinations for Nepal are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis. Boosters are also recommended for Tetanus, Polio, Mumps, and Measles.Depending on your travel plans, you may also consider inoculations against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies. This is especially important if you have young children, plan to stay for an extended period of time, working in health care, or visiting rural areas and the lowlands of the Terai Region.

How To Book

How does it work?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company.

Bookatrekking.com uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking.

After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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