Everest Sunrise Trek

  • Duration 11 Days
  • Max. Altitude 3,860 m
  • Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Everest region
  • Nature of Trip Trek
  • Major Activities Sunrise
  • Best Season spring, Autumn

Highlights

  • Mt Everest view and  Namche bazaar.
  • Local Sherpa culture & world monastery
  • view of the sunrise & sunset 
  • Different lifestyles of local people
  • Thrilling flight adventure to Lukla airport.

Everest Sunrise Trek is the short and best trekking to see Mount Everest. The 7 days trek to the Everest region is also widely popular as Everest View Trek too, designed for travelers having limited time and desire to see Mount Everest. The trek goes up to Tengboche- one of the best Everest viewpoints in the Khumbu region.  Starting with a scenic flight to Lukla, the trek offers travelers to explore Namche Bazar- The Sherpa Capital and the gateway to EverestExpedition,  and then to 16th century-old Tengboche Monastery which is the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Everest region. This monastery offers fascinating views of sunrise and sunset in the Himalayas. Everest View Trekking is a teahouse trekking on Everest. The maximum elevation, you will get during the trek is 3,870 meters (12696.85 ft) above the sea level at Tengboche. The best time for Everest Sunrise Trek is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). Trekking on Everest in Winter is relatively fine, but the weather is a big challenge because the cold and cloudy months of the Monsoon are not considered a good time as it rains heavily and disrupts the trail. Because of the heavy clouds, we can't see the beautiful view of the mountains. The walking trail is much muddy and the chances of landslides are high. Lukla flight schedules are disrupted frequently because of low visibility.

Itinerary
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  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1,334m.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, one of our representatives will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. In your free time, take a good rest then we will meet at the hotel at 5 pm for a brief introduction with our staff and the trip. Later that evening we will offer you a welcome dinner with typical Nepali Cuisine.

  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1,334m.

On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representatives will remind you to get all the permits necessary for this trek. You will be reminded to check your trek insurance policy and provide us with a copy of it. You will meet your Team leader and other support professionals who will check your trekking gears to make sure they meet the requirements. After a brief introduction with the crew, one of our tour operators will take you on a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites. Namely Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhu Mahachaitya.

  • AccommodationLocal Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time2810m

With an early morning flight, you will fly to Lukla in a twin-otter plane. The view from the plane is mesmerizing as you will see green hills with terraced farming and the distant Mighty Himalayas. Upon landing, you will meet your porters and the Sherpas. Then your first step toward the mighty Everest begins.  On this day, you will trek up to Pkahding passing a small settlement of the Sherpas, Dhaurikharka. Then you will descend towards the Dudhkoshi Ghat. The trail is accompanied by the roaring Dudhkoshi river up to Phakding. Phakding is a small settlement lying on the bank of the Dudhkoshi river. This relatively easy and short trek will take approximately 5 hours. We will spend our night there at Phakding.

  • AccommodationLocal Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time3440m

Grab an early morning breakfast, then start the hike up to Namche Bazar. The trail to Namche Bazar is mostly uphill. You will encounter many high-suspension bridges while crossing the Dudhkoshi river. From the Hilary suspension bridge, you can see the first glimpse of the mighty Everest. The ever-ascending trail will lead you to Namche Bazar also called the Gateway to Everest. The day is moderately hard which mostly requires an uphill walk. It will take 6 hours to reach Namche Bazar from Phakding. Though being in the remote section of the country, Namche Bazar offers you all the facilities in Kathmandu from modern German and French bakeries to Irish Pub, high-speed internet, etc. Enjoy the night at Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche.

  • AccommodationLocal Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time3,780m

After breakfast, you will be hiking to Syanboche- The Everest View Point. The hike is of around ninety minutes to the top. The hill offers 360 views of mountains including Mount Everest itself.  Spending an amazing moment up the viewpoint you will trek back to Namche for lunch. After lunch, you can explore the amazing city of Namche, enjoy the Sherpa culture, appreciate the moment with Sherpas, pay a visit to Sherpa Museum, etc. You will stay overnight at Namche.

  • AccommodationLocal Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time3,860m

Another amazing day in the trip, you will go by an eastern ridge with views of rhododendron forest and descend through the forest. Take a breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, and many other tall mountains. On your way, you will cross Dudh Koshi River along with spectacular views of Thamserku and Amadablam and after that, you will ascend uphill which will eventually lead you to the Buddhist land. You might see Himalayan Thar and Himalayan Pheasants along the way. After 5 hours of trek, you will reach Tengboche Village lying at an altitude of  3867 m above sea level. If you are lucky, you may encounter the Mani Rimdu festival in the monastery. This festival is held in November every year. This gives the everlasting experience of the dancing of monks wearing masks. The festival is very important in the region. Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Enjoy the stunning sunset view from Tengboche. Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Tengboche.

  • AccommodationLocal Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time3440m

Waking up early, you will be able to see a panoramic picture of sunrise kissing the snow-capped mountains of the Everest region. Retrace further back to Namche Bazar. The way back to Namche is mostly downhill and easy. You will cross Phungitenga. The trail onwards is relatively flat.  You can explore The Everest National Park Museum which houses many mountaineering and Himalayan artifacts. Trekking down the same way back offers the same beautiful views of local settlements along with the amazing Himalayan views. Passing through many villages of different ethnic groups of people offers a chance to explore their daily living styles and traditional values. Overnight stay at Namche Bazar.

  • AccommodationLocal Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time2,610m

You will follow the same way back to Phakding again where you will get the last glimpse of Everest from the Hilary suspension bridge. The trail continues along the bank of Dudhkodhi river down to Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.

  • AccommodationLocal Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time2,840m

On the final trekking day, you will follow the same way back via Dudh Koshi Riverbank. In the evening, celebrate the successful trekking with the crews. 

  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1400m

Say goodbye to the porters, then fly back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you can do last-minute shopping. In the evening, enjoy the farewell dinner with our team.

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You will be transferred to Kathmandu International Airport to catch your returning flight. 

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Everest Sunrise Trek map
Cost Details
What's Included
  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu a 3-star category hotel with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and a tour guide)
  • Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Village entrance fees.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including his insurance
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including all expenses including their insurance
  • Food on full board during the trekking with 3 compliment teas and teahouse accommodation
  • Complimentary sleeping bags and down jackets
  • Trekking route map
  • First aid kit
  • All the Governmental taxes and service charges
What's Excluded
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundries, hot shower during the trekking, gadget charging fees- US$ 1- US$ 5 per gadget, mobile recharge, etc)
  • Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from the trek due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Extra luggage charges (Only 15 kgs- 10kgs+5kgs are included if more you need to pay US$ 2 per kilogram)
  • Emergency evacuation (our company will help to arrange the evacuation if needed)
  • Tipping
  • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list
Useful Info

Why did you Choose  Everest Sunrise View Trek?

  • Panoramic sunrise and sunset view kissing the snow-capped top of the mighty Everest and numerous other mountains.
  • Get to know about the Tibetian-Buddhist culture of the local people and visit the largest monastery in the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery
  • Closely observe the unique culture and lifestyle of the legendary Sherpa people
  • Trek through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sagarmatha National Park and get a chance to see the amazingly rare animals of the region.
  • Experience the modern-Himalayan lifestyle of people at Namche.
  • Transportation: Your transportation from Kathmandu to Lukla will be on the flight. 

Meals and accommodations during the trek: 

You will be provided a b/b plan on a three-star level hotel while you stay in Kathmandu within your trip time. The trek is a tea-house trek, so you will be staying in local lodges and tea-houses during the entire trek. Facilities of internet, western-style toilet, and electricity are available up to Namche. You may have to pay for those facilities separately which won't cost much. Meals will mostly be Nepali dishes including lentils, pickles, curry, rice, etc. Or you can order a different dish during your stay at Lukla and Namche. Facilities will be basic up at a higher altitude. Rooms are mostly with single twin beds. Toilets are on sharing basis.

Difficulty grade: 

Trekking in the Himalayas is never easy. Everest Panorama/Sunrise trek is not an exception. This trek is categorized as moderately difficult in terms of difficulty grading. But at the same time, it depends on the physical and mental attitude of the trekkers. However, anyone willing to do this trek and who has a normal physical condition can do this trek. The trail is suitable for those who can hike for 4-6 hours a day. Since the trail runs mostly through high altitudes, it is more physically demanding. Though no technical skills are required for this trek as you will be trekking through constructed trails all the time. It is recommended for all the trekkers to involve in some physical activities like jogging, and hiking for a week. Although prior experience on high altitude hiking is recommended, you don't need to worry if it is your first trek. We will prepare your itinerary according to your choice. Add more stops in between treks, add an extra rest day for acclimatization, etc.

Equipment and Packaging for Everest Sunrise Trek

  • Clothing: Trekking boots, Short-sleeved Trekking shirts, Trekking pants and jackets, Thermals underwear, Long-sleeved Trekking shirts, Insulating down jackets, Woollen cap, Trekking Gloves, Raincoats
  • First Aid: Diamox (Acetazolamide tablets for preventing High Altitude Sickness), Sanitary pads / Tampons, Anti-nausea Medicines, Band-aids, Mosquito and insect repellents
  • Toiletries: Soap, Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Sunscreen, Hand sanitizer
  • Accessories: Sunglasses, Sleeping bag, Camera Batteries, Water Bottle, Solar Charger, Hot water Thermos
  • Important Documents: Passport, Travel Permits

Guides and Porters

The team of Adventure Altitude Treks and Expedition co. is one of the most experienced, reliable, hospitable, and respected in Nepal. The agency and team members are all affiliated with the Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA), Nepal Tourism Board, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil  Aviation of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, and Himalayan Rescue Association. We will provide a professional and experienced English-speaking guide with sound knowledge of place and trek. With the experience of more than 10 years in this field, we can guarantee your satisfaction.

If you need a porter, we will provide you with 1 porter/2 guests. The porter will be carrying 25 kg maximum (12 -13 kg per person). You will need to carry your day pack yourselves to keep your personal belongings like wallet, mobile and accessories, cameras and accessories, water bottle, dry snacks, torch/headlights, and other personal belongings. For us, the safety of our clients and members comes first. And it is our collective responsibility to ensure safety and security for porters, guides, and guests. You can help to bring safety to our team members by taking only those things which are necessary. We will always be thankful for your acknowledgment.

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