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Luxury Everest View Trek is a short scenic trek to Hotel Everest View, the highest placed hotel in the world based in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal. The '8 days trek' offers spectacular views of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and panoramic views of other surrounding Himalayas. It provides a glimpse of the ancient Sherpa traditions, cultures, and heritage while stopping by their settlements and monasteries. Trek progresses in the temperate climate of Sagarmatha National Park's subalpine terrain, offering a chance to witness its rare wildlife.

The trek route traverses to the initial part of the popular Everest trekking trail. It starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; then, the trek begins to Phaking Village. From thereon, to Namche Bazaar, the tourist hub of Khumbu. A hike takes you to Hotel Everest View, holding the 2004 Guinness Book World Record for being the highest placed hotel in the world. After enjoying the views of Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains, retrace your steps back to Monjo village, then Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu.

The Everest View Trek is an easy to moderate trek that reaches a maximum altitude of 3,880m with an average of 5 hours trek each day. It is designed for novice and experienced trekkers who want to experience the true beauty of the Everest region in a limited time with luxury.

Trip Highlights

  • Observe the views of the world's highest mountain; Mt. Everest (8,848.86m/29,031.7ft), from the world's highest, placed hotel; Hotel Everest View (3,880m/12,727ft)
  • Witness up close views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, Nuptse, and Tabuche from Syangboche ridge
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu city
  • Scenic flight to the adventurous Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla
  • Chance to come across Musk Deer, Impeyan Pheasant, Himalayan Thar, and other wildlife in the subalpine flora of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the daily lifestyle and traditions of the Sherpa community living in villages of Phakding, Monjo, Jorsale, and Syangboche
  • Visit Khunde hospital and Namche Monastery in Namche Bazaar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region.
  • Understand the Sherpa heritage and witness the supposed scalp of Yeti sitting in Khumjung Monastery

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) and Cultural Sightseeing
Day 2 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft, 35 minutes), Trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,561ft, 8km, 3 to 4 hours)
Day 3 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft, 10.5km, 6 to 7 hours)
Day 4 Trek to Syangboche (3,780m/12,402ft, 3 km, 2 to 3 hours)
Day 5 Trek from Syangboche to Monjo (2,835m/9,301ft, 7km, 3 to 4 hours)
Day 6 Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft, 5 to 6 hours, 9.5 km)
Day 7 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft, 35 minutes)
Day 8 Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

Route Map

Luxury Everest View Trek Route Map Luxury Everest View Trek Map

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) and Cultural Sightseeing

Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square also called Basantapur Durbar Square

Your flight will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. While landing in the beautiful country of Nepal, you will get a glimpse of the adventures waiting for you. You will see yourself surrounded by scenic views of hills and distant mountains. Meet our Third Rock Adventures representative, who will direct you to your hotel in the city's tourist hub, Thamel, located just 5km away from the airport.

After this, you can either get rest for your upcoming trip or opt to explore the cultural hub of Kathmandu. Visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square adorned with its ancient scriptures and artifacts; you can visit the Shah dynasty museum or even the Swayambhunath stupa located atop a hill west of the city. After enjoying the day, the team will share the details for the upcoming trip while enjoying authentic Nepali dishes in welcome dinner.

Overnight stay at a Dwarika Hotel, Kathmandu.

Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft, 35 minutes), Trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,561ft, 8km, 3 to 4 hours)

Early in the morning, you will be woken up with some delicious, fulfilling breakfast. On this day, you will be taking a flight to Lukla, the northeast of Kathmandu, in the Khumbu region. This 35 minutes flight will offer a fantastic view of the topography below, initially the high hills, winding valleys, gushing rivers, and later the tallest mountains in the world. After landing at Lukla's Tenzing Hillary Airport, you will proceed with your trek to Phakding village.

Passing through snowy and rugged terrain will be a new experience to many. You will pass through a Sherpa village called Chaurikharka. Walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River to come across an unclimbed peak named Khumbila. The locals worship this sacred peak. After crossing the stone-paved path, you will reach Phakding village.

Phakding is inhabited mainly by Sherpas and decorated with prayer flags, and the smell of authentic food and hot butter tea will fill the air. Unpack in one of the tea houses, then take a stroll around the village. You can interact with the warm and friendly locals with the assistance of your guide. In the evening you can prepare for tomorrow.

Overnight stay in Yeti Mountain Home Luxury Lodge, Phakding.

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft, 10.5km, 6 to 7 hours)

Namche Bazaar Namche, a tourist hub, is the major meeting point for trekkers and mountaineers

On this pleasant day, you will be heading towards Namche Bazaar. You will begin the trek by taking a steady and steep inclination. From there, cross the Dudh Koshi River via a suspension bridge. Following a thick pine and rhododendron-clad forest trail, head to the village of Monjo. Further ahead, cross the very famous Hillary Suspension Bridge, which is decorated with prayer flags. You will then reach the Monjo checkpoint, the entrance gate to the Sagarmatha National Park area. Your guide will get all the documents and essentials ready and show them at the checkpoint.

Finally, the first view of Mt. Everest will come into display. To have a closer look, you will further reach Jorsale village. Here you stop for a lunch break while enjoying the sights of pine tree plantations, honeycombs, and Everest views. After having lunch, continue your climb to the hilltop of Tope Danda that offers views of the Namche settlement below. Follow the trailhead to Namche Bazaar, which is the liveliest town in the Khumbu region.

Namche, a tourist hub, is the major meeting point for trekkers and mountaineers for their Everest treks and expeditions. Hence, it is lit up in the evening and offers an array of essential to standard facilities like ATMs, bakery, coffee shops, and clothing stores. Also, the commercial hub of the region, the Saturday market, offers an exciting opportunity to interact with the locals who come from different villages and towns. It sees a turnout of both the Tibetan Yak caravans and Hindu traders selling their products. You could buy some souvenirs and supplies. If time permits, then head to Namche Monastery to understand the ancient Sherpa heritage. Furthermore, visit the Khunde Hospital set up by Sir Edmund Hillary and enjoy Kongde Ri's views (6,187m).

Overnight stay in Yeti Mountain Home Luxury Lodge, Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Trek to Syangboche (3,780m/12,402ft, 3 km, 2 to 3 hours)

View from Hotel Everest View View from Hotel Everest View

What better way to explore the beauty of the world's tallest mountain than by enjoying the views with some delicious lunch? It is a special day as you will be heading to the renowned Hotel Everest View. After having breakfast at Namche Bazaar, you will pack up your belongings then take a short hike up to a ridge in Syangboche village. Getting to Hotel Everest View is very easy, with only a few climbs, twists, and turns.

Hotel Everest View is situated on the ridge of Syangboche, overlooking the marvelous views of high standing mountains at an altitude of 3,880m. It was constructed by a Japanese architect with the assistance of locals and was opened to tourists back in 1971. It is to date admired for its simplistic beauty and dreamy location. In 2004 the hotel was listed on the Guinness Book of World Records for being the Highest Placed Hotel in the world.

The hotel itself is a marvelous construction with furniture made out of wood, the walls made of stone, and the dining room has a huge boulder that has been left as it is with a Buddhist inscription scribed down. The vast vicinity offers a 360-degree view of surrounding mountains which is indescribable. What makes the place so special is that you get to experience utter luxury while enjoying up-close views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft) , Thamserku (6,608m/21,680ft), and Tabuche (6,495m/21,309ft). Enjoy the wide range of cuisines from continental to Japanese and authentic Sherpa meals as well.

You can also opt to visit the Khumjung monastery in the afternoon. It is located in Khumjung village, which is only a short walking distance from Hotel Everest View. The monastery gives you an insight into the ancient artifacts, scriptures, and Sherpa culture. Most notable in the monastery is certainly the purported scalp of Yeti sitting in a box. Head back to the hotel for dinner.

 Overnight stay in Hotel Everest View, Syangboche

Day 5: Trek from Syangboche to Monjo (2,835m/9,301ft, 7km, 3 to 4 hours)

Yeti Mountain Home Yeti Mountain Home Luxury Lodge, Monjo

After enjoying a luxury-filled day in Hotel Everest View, you will be heading back to Monjo. Bid goodbye to the astonishing views of the high-standing mountains as you take a downhill descent to the Dudh Koshi River valley. You will head back to Namche Bazaar from Jorsale village.

After having your lunch, move further south through the thick green forest. You might witness the rare Impeyan Pheasant cooing in the high boulders or trees. Trekkers have come across Musk Deers, Himalayan Thar, and Snowcocks along the trail filled with Himalayan Birch, Rhododendron, and Juniper trees. After a short while, you will reach Monjo.

You can choose from numerous tea houses in Monjo village. The tea houses are typically made of stones and have a communal dining room where you can interact with fellow trekkers and locals over a warm dinner.

Overnight stay in Yeti Mountain Home Luxury Lodge, Monjo.

Day 6: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft, 5 to 6 hours, 9.5 km)

After enjoying breakfast at Monjo, you will make your way to Lukla, following the Dudh Koshi river. Take a short descend towards Benkar, then head to Phakding, passing a suspension bridge. Then take an ascend to Ghat village inhabited by Buddhist settlers. From there, you will reach another settlement called Chablung. After passing these small settlements and walking through a forested trail, you will reach Pasang Lhamu Memorial Gate in Lukla.

Head further down and get settled at one of the tea houses. The streets are filled with souvenir shops so take a stroll in the evening. You can interact with the locals and listen to their fascinating stories. At night enjoy some folk music, authentic meal, and locally brewed drinks with your team and the locals.

Overnight stay in Yeti Mountain Home Luxury Lodge, Lukla.

Day 7: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft, 35 minutes)

Lukla to Kathmandu Flight Lukla to Kathmandu Flight

Sadly the day to bid farewell to the mystical Khumbu region has come. After having breakfast at Lukla, you will pack up your belongings and head to the Tenzing Hillary airstrip for a flight back to Kathmandu. The flight is reminiscent of the wonderful views seen earlier on the trek. As the white mountains become distant, the green valleys and city lights come to a closer view.

Upon landing at the domestic airport in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel in Thamel. After taking some rest there, you can opt to head out to the streets and enjoy the night market. Lively and lit, the streets of Thamel will offer an enjoyable departing night. You can go to a local pub or restaurant to enjoy drinks and meals. You can also collect some pashmina shawls, Dhaka caps, Thangka paintings, and more to take back home as souvenirs.

Overnight stay at a Dwarika Hotel, Kathmandu.

Day 8: Final Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal

Ultimately, the amazing Everest View Trek has come to an end. After having a hearty breakfast, we will transport you to the international terminal of the airport in Kathmandu. There we will bid you a hearty farewell hoping that you will return for another adventure with us.

Remember the amazing time you spent in the rural Sherpa settlement and the views of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains from the highest hotel in the world. If you wish to extend your trip to Nepal or come back for other exciting treks like the Everest Base Camp trek, you can certainly contact us.

Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Based on 4 reviews
Very good

Flynn Weber
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Apr 18, 2021
Great Experience!
Recently completed the Luxury Everest View Trek. Our guide Babu was excellent! Both professional and personable, he took on many challenges with ease and gave us all a real sense of being cared for while keeping us on course to accomplish the goal of getting to destination of the day. We loved the easy trek from Lukla to Phakding, Namche and Syanboche. Before we head to Lukla, we visited the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu city. We visited the Hotel Everest View, the highest placed hotel in the world that rewards the stunning view of Everest, Ama Dablam and Nuptse. Our guide was attentive, took care of hotel accommodation and everything from the very first day. Back in KTM, we enjoyed dinner with my guide. Everything was great, and we had the great experience what we could barely expect.
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Cierra Cole
Mar 18, 2021
Excellent Trek
We trekked to Syangboche hotel to admire the view of Everest in Feb 2021 and had the most amazing trip. The trip was very easy to book and the travel consultant was friendly and helpful. She was extra careful to address all my queries. We were picked up at the airport by our guide and had induction the next day for the trip. The trip was much organized from the very first day. Naba made sure we had the flight to Lukla on the exact day, despite overcrowded passengers in the airport. We were able to take our time and take breaks. Our guide would say yes to every request. He was flexible and helpful. We all made it successfully to Syangboche. It felt great to stand in front of the Himalayas including Everest. Great Trek, and wonderful experience. I will cherish this trek for my whole life.
Morgan Shaw
flagsUnited Kingdom
Mar 07, 2021
Everest View Trek
I did LUXURY EVEREST VIEW TREK with Third Rock! I cannot recommend them enough. No problem was to big! They sorted out everything that we needed to know. When I got sick with stomach problem my guide sorted it! I loved the mountains, my fortune to embrace them from HOTEL EVEREST VIEW. I traversed the trekking trail from Lukla. I am in love with Namche Bazaar. I will be trekking to Namche with my mate soon. I have some of the best travel photos from my trek to Syangboche. My guide was kind enough to let me have my time to snap pictures. Every day was rewarding. I wish I had more days to spent. Now that I am back to my home, I am missing Nepal, and the mountains.
Michael Edwards
Jun 18, 2020
An amazing Everest View Trek
We did the Luxury Everest View at the beginning of March 2020. It started out as a “girl’s trip.” There were 5 of us in total. Our main guide was excellent. We had a great time and much of that was due to the professional and friendly guide. Their overriding goal was to make sure we got the most out of each day, enjoyed the trip, and made it to Syangboche. We always had one guide leading the group and one at the end so everyone could hike at their own pace and enjoy the scenery. One of our friends got some mild altitude sickness and another had some knee problems but our guide was undeterred. They did everything in their power to make sure we did great. The day we reached the Hotel Everest View, was pretty rough for me. Our trip was easy to book and the website provided all the information we needed. The entire trip was well organized from the time we were picked up at the airport in Kathmandu until we returned to Australia. The whole experience was unbelievable and the service we received was second to none.
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