Everest View Trek 5 Days

Beautiful Sherpa Settlement Namche Bazar
At a Glance
  • Duration5 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude3750m/12303ft
  • ActivityTrekking
  • Group Size1
  • StartsKathmandu
  • EndsKathmandu
  • Best SeasonMarch,April,May and September,October,November
Everest View Trek 5 Days Highlights
  • Shorter in duration and accessible to a wider range of individuals
  • Breathtaking view of the highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse and many more
  • Staying alongside and experiencing the culture of Sherpa
  • An adrenal rushing flight to Hilary Tenzing Airport at Lukla
  • Surreal nature as you venture along Dudh Koshi River and pass Suspension Bridges, including the iconic Hillary Bridge. 


The 5 Days Everest View Trek from Lukla to Namche is a popular alternative to the more extended and challenging Everest Base Camp trek of 14 Days. This truncated version of the trek concentrates on the initial part of the trail, allowing trekkers to experience the stunning beauty of the Everest region in a shorter timeframe. While the Everest Base Camp trek takes about 12-14 days, the Everest View Trek can be completed in around 5 days, making it an ideal choice for those with limited time or seeking a less physically demanding adventure.

The trek begins with a scenic and adventurous flight to Lukla, a small town and the gateway to the Everest region, from where you embark on their journey to Namche Bazaar. It takes just one 1-night and 2-days through Phakding through picturesque landscapes, through lush forests, alongside the roaring Dudh Koshi River, and across suspension bridges that connect charming Sherpa villages. 

Your primary exploration revolves around Namche Bazaar, a modern Shangri-la, where you visit local markets and museums, and immerse yourself in the Sherpa way of life. You also get to witness the panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayan peaks, including the iconic Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), and many other peaks. 

While the Everest View Trek 5 Days may not reach the iconic Everest Base Camp, it offers a remarkable experience of the grandeur of the Himalayan peaks and an opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich Sherpa culture and witness the resilient communities that call this rugged terrain home. The shorter duration of the trek makes it more accessible to a wider range of individuals without committing to the full Base Camp journey.


After Your Breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu

Depending on your flight schedule you will be transferred back to the airport to the Domestic terminal for your flight to Lukla. 

Considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world, the flight to Lukla is itself a thrilling experience. Through the narrow gorge that almost looks as if the wings are about to touch giant hills, the 30-minute flight takes you to the gateway to Everest. 

Upon arrival at Lulka, you will meet the rest of the crew members and begin your trek. 

Today, you will be trekking to Phakding. Walk past the buzzing town of Lulka. After leaving Lukla, walk along the alpine forest downhill. You will cross the Dudh Koshi River over many suspension bridges. On your way, you will witness  Mount Karyolung (6511m), Mount Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Mount Nupla (5885m), and Mount Gongla (5813m). 

While approaching Phakding, you will be welcomed by fluttering Tibetan prayer flags. 

Situated at an altitude of 2,610 meters, Phakding is a charming village with many local monasteries overviewing the mesmerizing view of the Himalayas. 
Upon arrival at Phakding check in to the lodge and spend your time relaxing.

  • Max. Altitude:2,610m/8,561ft
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Breakfast at the lodge.

Begin your trek along the Dudh Koshi River to reach Monjo. Along the way, walk past the suspension bridge, including the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge (the highest and longest bridge in the Everest region). 

You have a check post of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. Show your permits clear all the necessary formalities and continue moving forward.   

Ascend toward Jorsale and walk following the Dudh Koshi River and through the rhododendron and pine forest. The trail starts getting steeper, and you feel out of breath because of the altitude. Here you will catch your first glimpse of Mt. Everest above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge and finally lead to Namche Bazaar, the largest town and the main tourist hub in Khumbu Region. 

  • Max. Altitude:3,440m/11,284ft
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

After breakfast, take your full day exploring Namche Bazar. Hike to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters where it offers a spectacular view of Namche Bazaar below and its surrounding snow-capped giants.

Visit the Everest View Hotel, and if interested, enjoy a lavish lunch or a sip of coffee overviewing the mesmerizing view of Mount Everest and other beautiful peaks like Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse, and many more. 

Later the museum displays all the information about the Himalayan history, geography, culture, mountaineering history, flora, and fauna of the region. 

Hicking back explore the local market, and monasteries to get a cultural experience of the Sherpa community. 

During the hike make sure to remain hydrated, and drink plenty of water. 

  • Max. Altitude:3750m/12303ft
  • Time:5 Hours
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Enjoy your breakfast with one final look over the giant Himalayas, and begin your last day of the trek. 

Hike all the way to Lukla. The trail again is mostly downhill, through green vegetation along passing bridges. Once you arrive at Lukla, explore the village on your own. It’s the last day where you will be with your entire crew members, so do spend some time sharing your moments one last time. 

  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Breakfast at the lodge and depending on your flight schedule, fly back to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred back to the hotel in Kathmandu, where the remaining day will be at leisure. 

  • Meals:Farewell Dinner

NOTE: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge, considering the current situation of the itinerary. But please note that the changes might occur at any time despite our best efforts to improve our program or due to logistical regions such as traffic jams, flight schedules, weather conditions, governmental policies, or any external reasons.  

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B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner 

What's Included
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Standard Guest House accommodation while trekking time on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – to Lukla - Kathmandu includes airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Well, I English-speaking Government License Holder and Experienced Trek leader/Guide.
  • Food, Accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment are for all staff.
  • Free Mount Glory Duffle, and T-shirt.
  • Everest National Park Permits and TIMS for trekking.
  • All government, hotel, and other applicable taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  • Official expenses.
What's not Included
  • International Airfare and taxes.
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch Dinner and Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Porter Services.
  • All items of personal expenses.
  • Tipping for a guide, porters, and drivers(tipping is expected).
  • Any other expense which is not mentioned in the price Includes' section.

Note: Please bring 4 passport-size photos, a copy of your passport, and travel insurance at Our First Meeting In Our Office.

Useful Information

Accommodation and Facilities During 5 Days Everest View Trek:

The Khumbu Region is renowned for offering some of the best trekking lodges in Nepal. Although the cost may be fairly high, it is understandable considering the remote location and the need for goods to be transported via yaks and porters. The lodges in the Khumbu region often provide rooms with attached bathrooms, offering both hot and cold showers, with hot showers available for an additional fee. 

Despite the challenging geography and weather conditions, trekkers can expect comfortable beds and delicious food with menu options throughout the trek. While occasional wifi and electricity issues may arise due to the weather, the lodges provide a cozy sanctuary amidst the mountains. 

In Namche Bazaar, trekkers can enjoy a wide range of accommodations, including bakeries, pubs, and fancy restaurants.


Who can join this 5 Days Everest View trek?

The 5 Days Everest View Trek is a fairly moderate trek.  

But if you have breathing and joint issues, we recommend consulting with the doctor before joining the trek. If you are someone who is active in day-to-day life, then a light preparation indulging in some exercise, running, cycling, and swimming will do. 


Guide & Potters During Everest View Trekking In Nepal:

It is compulsory to hire a guide during trekking in Nepal, and Everest is no exception. 

Although this is a shorter version of the trek having a local guide will surely make your trip enjoyable with a carefree journey while adding more meaning to your journey and breaking the cultural barrier. 

If you can carry a daily dose of up to 8 kgs of your necessary goods, then you might not require a potter. But hiring a potter will surely make your journey a bit more relaxing and easy while helping a few locals economically. 

Safety and Security During Everest View Trekking:

Just make sure that you take proper precautions and follow the general guidelines, and you are all good to go. Make sure you are well prepared physically and mentally while remaining hydrated to avoid the risk of altitude sickness.  With a guide and potter, if required, it adds a layer of safety and comfort to your journey. 

We recommend having travel insurance covering trekking activities, and it's always helpful if you include medical evacuation in case of emergencies. 

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