- Trekking in Nepal
- 3*** Star Hotel in Kathmandu
- Lodge during the trek
- Breakfast in Kathmandu
- All Meals during the trek
- Welcome Dinner
Everest Sunrise Trek 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 Overview
Everest Sunrise Trek, the short and best trekking to see Mount Everest. The 7 days trek to 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 travellers to explore Namche Bazar- The Sherpa Capital and the gateway to EVerest Expedition, and then to 16th century old Tengboche Monastery which is the biggest Buddhist monastery in Everest region. This monastery offers fascinating views of sunrise and sunset in the Himalayas. Everest View Trekking is a teahouse trekking in 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 at Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). Trekking in 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 mountains. The walking trail is much muddy and chances of landslides are high. Lukla flight schedules are disrupted frequently because of low visibility.
Everest Sunrise Trek Itinerary
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, one of our representatives will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. In 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 a typical Nepali Cuisine.
On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representative 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 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 operator will take you to a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites, that hold historical, religious and cultural significances.
Bodhanath, also called as Jharung Khasor, is situated 8 km to the east from the city center. It is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu. It can be viewed from the premises of TIA as you are about to land from your flight. The great Boudhanatha Stupa was built in 5th century which makes it one of the ancient and magnificent Stupa in the world. It is also the largest Stupa in the world. Considered the most holy pilgrimage for Buddhists all around the world, it is believed that the power and blessings of The Great Stupa are far beyond the understandings of human beings. It is widely believed that whoever prays and worship with a pure heart at Boudhanath creates good karma therefore the way to hell and dark realms are closed to them, fulfilling their wishes.
An early morning or late evening visit to The Great Stupa gives you a vibe of Tibetian culture . The smoke from butter candlelights and incandescents fill the aura with pleasing smell, offering peace to your mind and soul. You can stroll around the area for buying souvenirs, metal handicrafts, Thangkas etc. or just catch a good breakfast or dinner with an aerial view of Boudhanath from the rooftop cafés and restaurants.
2. Patan Durbar Square:
Patan, also called Lalitpur, is considered to be the oldest city among the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is a home to the city's, better to say Nepal's finest craftsmen who have been able to preserve the ancient Newari culture and ancient technique of metal handicrafts. The city inherits one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is an old palace of the Malla kings who ruled the city during Malla regime. The artistic handicrafts and metal crafts seen everywhere makes this place a living historical museum. Another place to see inside the Durbar square area is the Patan Museum. The museum lies inside the palace and has a collection of fine historical metal craft, wood carvings and historical Malla throne of the Malla regime. The Krishna Temple in the west premises of Durbar Square is another fine example of this artistic heritage. The temple was built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla in 1637. Another must see place is the Mahabouddha , a magnificent terracotta temple built with Sikhara style containing 1000 images of Buddha. Filled with historical crafts and monuments that can be traced back to the 16th century, the Square is a home to 136 bushels (courtyards) and 55 temples. It is one of the major sacred sites for both Buddhists and Hindus. Beyond the temples, lie a lot of restaurants and cafés with rooftops, who serve different continental foods along with Newari traditional food.
3. Pashupatinath :
Considered to be one of the four most important religious heritage for Hindus around the world, specially for the devotees of Lord Shiva, it is another UNESCO World Heritage Site worth a visit when you are at Kathmandu. Located 3 km north-west from the city, Pashupatinath is a home to 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) which carry significant religious values. It is considered that the place has been existed there long before the millennia after the appearance of Shiva Linga. But the temple was built in 5th century by King Prachanda Dev of Lichhavi Dynasty and later renovated by the Malla kings of the Malla Dynasty. The temple is a common sacred site to Hindus and Buddhists. The main temple is fortified within the walls guarded by Nepal Police and Nepal Army and is denied entry to non-Hindus. Another new experience for the non-Hindu visitors is to watch the cremation ceremony. Though it is not recommended to faint-hearted people.
4. Swoyambhu Mahachaitya :
Situated on a hilltop from a distance of 3 km from the main city, Swoyambhu Mahachaitya (Swoyambhunath) is one of the holiest Buddhist site in Nepal. The stupa has been a paradigm of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities carved within this holy Buddhist site. It is believed that the glory and prosperity of Kathmandu valley was started from this point of time. Apart from being a sacred place, the hilltop also act as an overlook from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the extensive valley. Swoyambhu "self-existent one" was built by King Manadeva of Lichhavi Dynasty in 460 A.D. By the 13th century, it had become an important centre of Buddhism. Since then a lot of Hindus and Buddhists of whole world visit this place every year for prayers. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal rests on a high pedestal on the western side of Swoyambhunath. A temple dedicated to Saraswati (often called ManjuShree by Buddhists), goddess of learning is built behind the hilltop. The stupa premises is filled with Buddhist shrines, and statues of Hindu deities. The prayer wheels, the vibrant prayer flags, chanting of Buddhist Monks, the monkeys chattering, gives this place a combination of natural and religious vibe. One can feel the inner pace and tranquillity after visiting this Sacred place.
After visiting all those places, we will head back to the office. We will hold a final pre-trek brief. After that either you want to explore the city on yourself or you want to go straight back to your accommodation, depends on your choice.
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 distant Mighty Himalayas. Upon landing, you will meet your porters and the Sherpas. Then your first step towards 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 roaring Dudhkoshi river up tp Phakding. Phakding is a small settlement lying at the bank of Dudhkoshi river. This relatively easy and short trek will take approximately 5 hours. We will spend our night there at Phakding.
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 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 on the remote section of the country, Namche Bazar offres you all the facilities as Kathmandu from modern German and French bakery to Irish Pub, high speed internet etc. Enjoy the night at Namche bazar. Overnight at Namche.
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 the 360 views of mountains including Mount Everest itself. Spending an amazing moment up the view point 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.
Another amazing day in the trip, you will go by an eastern ridge with views of rhododendron forest and descend though the forest. Take breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and many other tall mountains. On you 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 the sea level. If you are lucky, you may encounter Mani Rimdu festival in the monastery. This festival is held in November every year. This gives everlasting experience of the dancing of monks wearing masks. The festival is very important of 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.
Waking up early, you will be able to see a panoramic picture 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 artefacts. 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 style and traditional values. Overnight stay at Namche Bazar.
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 all the way down to Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.
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.
Say goodbye to the porters, then fly back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you can do the last-minute shopping. In the evening, enjoy the farewell dinner with our team.
You will be transferred to Kathmandu International Airport to catch your returning flight.
Includes & Excludes
- Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
- 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in 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 their all expenses including their insurance
- Food in 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
- 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)
- Anything does not mention in the inclusion list
Why 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 of 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 amazing 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 at 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, electricity is available up to Namche. You may have to pay for those facilities separately which won't cost much. Meals will mostly be Nepali dish 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 in a higher altitude. Rooms are mostly with single twin beds. Toilets are on sharing basis.
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 have 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 altitude, 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, 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 trek, 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 sanitiser
- 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 an experienced English-speaking guide with sound knowledge of place and trek. With 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 guest. 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 to porters, guides and guests. You can help to bring safety to our team members by taking only those things which are absolutely necessary. We will always be thankful for your acknowledgement.
Since we are growing and relatively new as a company, we always put customers’ feedback as our inspiration towards making this company a great travel partner. We are where we are now because of the client's feedback. We have always appreciated negative feedbacks and use them to build our company. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate if you give us your valuable feedback, an account of good and bad experiences, recommendations and also your honest rating to our trip advisor page
Departure Dates for Everest Sunrise Trek - 11 days
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