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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose the Everest View Trek?

If you don’t have too much time but you do want to have the best experience in the Mount Everest region, then the Everest View Trek is your best option. In less time you get to see pretty much everything everyone else gets to see on this side of the Nepali Himalayas. Fair enough, you won’t see Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar, but the bustling town of Namche Bazaar is a place you will not easily forget. Another reason for choosing the Everest View Trek is that it is a good option for people who are not so fit or cannot be exposed to high altitudes. Get to see Mount Everest in all its glory without breaking too much sweat. Is the Everest View Trek for you? Most definitely. The Everest View Trek is for everyone.

Are the Everest View Trek and Everest Panorama Trek the same?

The Everest View Trek is being offered under different names. The Everest Panorama Trek is one of them. Rest assured, this is exactly the same trek. Sometimes this trek is even called Everest Panorama View Trek or Everest View Panorama Trek. However it is being offered, it is one and the same trek: Everest View Trek.

What is the best season for hiking the Everest View Trek?

The Everest Region, along with the rest of Nepal has 4 distinct seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The months from February to May, pre-monsoon, and from October to December, post-monsoon, are the most popular for the Everest View Trek. What must be said, is that every trekking season offers its own excitement and atmosphere for hikers. You can read more about the most favorable trekking and hiking seasons in Nepal in this blog post.

What about the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa?

A 25-minute flight from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) takes you to Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA), named after the famous pioneers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The airport is known to be one of the most dangerous airports in the world. That fact makes the flight particularly interesting. In the past flights were irregular and flight schedules were when the weather was rough, hard to count on. However, as more airlines are now offering flights on this exciting route, things have improved a lot compared to the days in the 90s and 00s.

Your flight tickets will be organized by your trekking company. To be sure about your itinerary, it is important to book as early as possible, as the flights are booked on a first-come-first-serve basis.

What permits do I need for the Everest View Trek?

For the Everest View Trek, you need the following permits:

TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System): This permit is important for every trekker wishing to trek in Nepal. This costs NRS 2000 per person. This equals about 17 USD or 15 EUR.

Alternatively, your trekking company arranges you a location permit in Lukla which costs around 20 USD.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: For entering the Sagarmatha National Park, the park that is home to the Mount Everest Region, you need to obtain an entry permit. This permit costs 30 USD + government tax.

All permits are arranged by your trekking provider.

How safe is it to the Everest View Trek?

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 hikes and trekkings low. Our trekking 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 Everest View Treks.

What type of accommodation can I expect on the Everest View Trek?

When you are planning to go do the Everest View Trek, you are likely to stay in a hotel in Kathmandu and you would be spending the nights in teahouses along the trek. Regardless of where you stay in Nepal, do not expect a luxury show. Accommodation is relatively basic but is perfect for those who are resting their legs from hiking and trekking. Down below you can read more about staying in teahouses.

I read about Teahouses on Everest View Trek. What are they?

Tea houses are small hotels known as Bhatti. Them being small hotels, you can expect a certain level of comfort. Yes, you can, but just know that comfort is a relative concept. They are comfortable to the extent that you have a place to sleep and that you can enjoy home-cooked meals. That’s right, tea houses are run by local families who have opened their houses to trekkers passing by.

Because trekking in Nepal has become so popular in recent years, more and more tea houses have opened their doors and the concept has improved over the years. The more popular your route, the better the quality of your tea house is. If you are headed to Everest Region or the Annapurna Conservation area you can expect to see tea houses being of good quality. Quality meaning that you can expect flush toilets, hot showers and in some cases wireless internet. The use of these amenities is at an extra charge. On popular routes, it is even likely that you will stay in a building that has been built with the sole purpose of serving as a tea house. Read more about staying in teahouses here.

Is the Everest View Trek difficult?

Of them all, the Everest View Trek is considered the easiest trek. Yes, you are still at modestly high altitude, but you will see that people from all walks of life and fitness are on the same trail as you.

The average trek in the Everest Region is not difficult but hikers and trekkers should still be moderately fit. After all, you are stilling trekking through the Himalayas of Nepal. If you are wondering what it physically takes to go trekking in Nepal and what you can do to become the fittest version of yourself, check out this blog post.

How do you select a reliable trekking operator for the Everest View Trek?

The great thing about the internet is that you can find anything anywhere. The same goes for hiking and trekking providers. However, since there is so much on offer, it can be overwhelming to find a trekking operator of your liking. That is why Bookatrekking.com does the selection for you. We only join hands with the best hiking and trekking providers we can trust. You can rest assured that the trekking operators on Bookatrekking.com are reliable.

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