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Tengboche Everest View Trek - 7 Days

Tengboche Everest View Trek
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Tengboche Everest View Trek Highlights

  • You will catch the alluring views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku in 5 days trek.
  • You will walk to the premise of Tengboche monastery and collect blessings from the Buddhist Lamas.
  • You get to explore the popular business hub – the Namche Bazar in the Everest region.
  • In 5 days trek, you will get enough time to connect with the culture and lifestyles of the Sherpa people.
  • You can spend some time in the school in Khumjung village established by Sir Edmund Hillary.

The Everest View Trek is perfect for those people who have less time or who do not want to trek at high altitude. It does, however, provide a good insight into the lives of the local people from the Everest Region as well as stunning views of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains and a trip to the famous Tengboche Monastery. On most days walking will take around 5 hours and although the route is still at altitude it is nowhere near as high as many of the other treks.  Never exceeding 4,000 m, it is a good option for those who are of average fitness. The trek starts and ends by flight to/from Lukla Airport.

The trekking route goes through alpine forests and interesting villages, and along the glacier fed Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers to a market town with a name that conjures up pictures of red cheeked Sherpa children and generations of mountain expeditions from around the world – Namche Bazaar.  Namche is the entrance to Sagamartha National Park, home of the allusive snow leopard and red panda.  This area been included in the Sacred Himalayan Landscape initiative by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for very obvious reasons!  Namche is also a bustling market town where visitors can see Sherpa people at work, see other trekking and mountaineering groups stock up on supplies for their expeditions, and make use of internet, drink good coffee and eat in great restaurants!

From Namche Bazaar it is possible to take a short trek to Khumjung Village to visit the school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to successfully summit Mount Everest in 1953. By setting up this school Sir Edmund gave back to the Sherpa community who continue today to be the backbone of any expedition to Everest. If you are lucky you might bump into the sons of both Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who still lead trekking groups in the area.

Another highlight of this trek is a visit to Tengboche Monastery. At 3,867m it is the largest monastery in the Khumbu Region. Unfortunately the monastery was extensively damaged by the earthquakes in 2015.  The panoramic views from the monastery area are, however, still spectacular and include views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. With all this natural beauty it is easy to see why the biggest monastery in the region was built on this spot.  Both natural and spiritual beauty have always drawn people to this area. Interestingly, the Tibetan and Sherpa name of for Mount Everest is Chomolungma or Mother Goddess of the Universe.

In brief, this short trek is a perfect way to experience the sights and sounds of the Khumbu Region and Mount Everest without the muscle aching accents and descents that are prevalent on other treks in this region. Having said that, this is the Everest Region, so not just a stroll in the park!

DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
Day 1Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding2651 m3 hr
Day 2Phakding to Namche Bazaar3438 m5 - 6 hr
Day 3Acclimatization day3700 m5 hr
Day 4Namche Bazaar to Tengboche3956 m5 hr
Day 5Tengboche to Monjo3870 m6 hr
Day 6Monjo to Lukla2840 m4 hr
Day 7Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)1380 m30 min

Included

  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flight x 2
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and TIMS Card
  • Guide for 7 days
  • Porter for 6 days
  • 3 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu hotel (Maya Boutique or similar)
  • 6 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 7 x set breakfast, 7 x set lunch and 6 x set dinner while on trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff

Excluded

  • International flight ticket and Nepal Entry Visa
  • Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking)
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner
  • Personal gear for trekking (Including any you may wish to hire in Kathmandu), any personal expenses (i.e. soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks etc.)
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FAQs

Is it safe to drink the water in Everest

No. You cannot drink the water from the tap or streams in Everest. Mineral water is available on the trail. It is expensive to buy (perhaps 10 times more than in Kathmandu). You can use a water purifier or SteriPen.

Am I likely to get altitude sickness on my trek?

Be aware. Elevation on this trek will exceed 3,500m. The possibilities of getting altitude sickness generally start at this elevation. But in order to avoid this, as much as possible, we have designed the itinerary in such a way that it will give you enough time to acclimatize.

Am I at risk and how can I avoid altitude sickness?

There is no knowing who will suffer from altitude sickness. It does not follow that the younger and fitter people will not get altitude sickness where the older and less fit will. It is not related to (general) fitness or age. Talk to your doctor at home. There are prescription medications which help avoid the onset of altitude sickness. But above all, go slowly, listen to your body, be aware of any changes, and listen to your guide if he feels you are showing symptoms (which you might not notice).

What happens if there is need for emergency evacuation while I am trekking?

We will collect your travel insurance policies and details before the trek so that in case of an emergency we can coordinate with your insurance company and the helicopter providers for evacuation.

What about simple medical treatment on the trek?

First aid. On every trek we will carry a first aid kit. We also recommend you carry your own. Here is a checklist recommended by Karen Anderson of things you should bring. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal but to be on the safe side we recommend you comply, where possible, with this list provided by again by Karen Anderson (medical doctor in New Zealand and friend and client of Magical Nepal).

Do I need to buy travel insurance before I come to Nepal?

Yes. Magical Nepal only provides insurance for our own staff. We recommend you buy insurance in your country. Note: Insurance should cover you for the altitudes you are trekking at (not all do). We recommend World Nomads.

Will I need to bring my own sleeping bag or not?

Yes, bring your own or you can rent it or buy it in Kathmandu. Renting a sleeping bag in Kathmandu will cost you $1 or $2 per day. To buy a new sleeping bag in Kathmandu expect to pay around $150 to $200 for one of medium quality.

Will I need to use crampons on this trek?

No. The trails are well marked. Unless you go in mid-winter you will not need crampons. Instead of crampons, carry micro spikes which are not technical, lightweight to carry, cheaper and fit any shoe size.

What happens if I forget to bring something with me from home?

If you forget something it might be extremely hard to find here. Please check here for an exhaustive packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you are not a frequent hiker, you can rent most of the trekking gear in Nepal when you arrive.

Will we be using tents and mattresses on the trek?

No. There are teahouses along the trek. We will not need tents or mattresses.

Where can I leave stuff in Kathmandu when I am trekking?

Anything you don’t want to take on the trek with you can be stored at your hotel or in our office. We suggest you ensure your bag is lockable.

Who will be my guide?

We use local guides. On each trek our guides have been to the relevant areas numerous times. All are experienced, knowledgeable, flexible and authorized licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.

Will I need a porter for my trek?

Preferable. If you use a porter it has double benefit: you can fully enjoy your trek without carrying a heavy bag, and its improves the income of the local community.

How much can a porter carry?

20kg. On average a porter can carry 22kg including their own backpack. So, they can carry up to 18kg of your gear and equipment. We provide backpacks for porters.

Are your staff insured in case of accidents etc.?

Yes. At Magical Nepal we make sure all our staff are well insured.

I hear incidents when porters do not have proper shoes etc. Is this true?

At Magical Nepal we ensure all our guides and porters have proper gear, are well equipped and protected. This is for their own wellbeing and for the wellbeing of our clients.

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Price From USD$1,012/person
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Trip Facts

  • 3960 m
  • Lukla/Lukla
  • Gentle

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