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Everest 5 Days Trek

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Everest 5 Days Trek

Duration :   5 Days 4 Nights
The Price :   $849.00
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   10-75

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The Everest 5 Days Trek is a short panoramic trek package available in Khumbu region of Nepal. It is especially designed for those travelers in a rush to witness the majestic Mt. Everest, the tallest peak in the world at 8848 m. The round trip trek begins from Lukla, follows via Phakding, Namche Bazaar and returns back from Hotel Everest View. However, the tour begins with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trip thus allows you to experience the Lukla Airport as well. Moreover, it is considered to be one of the most challenging airports in the world.

 

Phakding

The journey then begins with a trek towards Phakding. Phakding is a small settlement in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It lies in the Dudh Kosi river valley just north of Lukla and south of Monjo. The max altitude a traveler faces here is 2610 m. Additionally, Phakding has also been one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1979.

 

Namche Bazaar

The next halt for your trek will be at Namche Bazaar. It is the main trading center and hub for the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is also popular among trekkers for altitude acclimatization. The town has a number of lodgings and stores catering to the needs of visitors as well as a number of internet cafés. Additionally, there are German bakeries, little cafes and many restaurants in the town as well. Moreover, there is also an Irish pub, said to be the highest and most remote Irish pub in the world. A popular local meal is yak steak. On Saturday mornings, a weekly market is held in the center of the village.

 

Hotel Everest View

The day three of your trek features an early morning hike to the Hotel Everest View. Hotel Everest View is a five star luxury hotel located at the highest elevation in the world (3880 m / 12730 ft). It is situated within the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers a 360 degree view of the awe inspiring peaks. The hotel also epitomizes the adventurous spirit of the Himalayas with a perfect view to explore the nearby range of mountains.

 

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Everest View Trek

 

Additional Information on 5 Days Everest View Trek:

 

Booking Your 5 Days Everest View Trek:

We are offering maximum flexibility for our guests’ convenience to book their trips into the Everest region for 2024 and 2025. You may thus choose a date that best suits your schedule. Regarding your booking, please select one of the two available options. You may either pay USD 100 per person as a deposit amount to confirm your trip or pay the full amount of USD 849 per person upfront. If you opt for the deposit, the remaining is payable via Online / Card Swipe / Cash. We accept USD, AUD, CAD, EURO, GBP, SGD, etc. when you arrive in Kathmandu.

 

Booking Your International Flight:

For your 5 Days Everest View Trek, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu a day before your trip begins and depart on Day 6. However, the Lukla flights can be canceled due to adverse weather, so having some extra one or two buffer days can prevent any issues with your return tickets.

 

Packing for the Everest View Trek:

Please click here for a complete checklist of your 5 Days Everest View Trek. Be sure to read it carefully and pack accordingly as per your personal preferences.

 

Arrival Information:

This trip includes pickup and drop from your hotel/apartment in Kathmandu only. However, if you’re arriving earlier, or want an airport pickup with accommodation for extra nights and/or add-on tours as well, we can provide you with the same for additional costs.

 

Flight to Lukla and Return:

During the peak season, typically from mid-March to mid-May in spring and late September to late November in autumn, flights to Lukla and back operate from Ramechhap airport. At other times of the year, they depart from Kathmandu. We will however arrange the approximately 4-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport at no additional cost. Optionally you may as well book a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport with additional costs (USD 400).

 

Trek Starting and Ending Days:

The actual trekking days are from Day 1 to Day 4. You’ll fly to Lukla on Day 1 itself to commence the trek and return back to Lukla on Day 4. On Day 5, you’ll fly back to Kathmandu and be transferred to your hotel. Expect to spend 4 nights and 5 days completing the Everest View Trek. You’ll begin your trek from Lukla to Hotel Everest View with overnight stays in places like Phakding & Namche.

 

Each day’s trek will begin around 07:30 AM and conclude in the late afternoon with frequent breaks to catch your breath. You’ll have numerous photo opportunities along the way and enjoy breakfast and dinner at the same place, while lunch is en route. Additionally, your guide will provide you with regular briefings about timing and stops every morning before the trek begins.

 

Accommodation in Kathmandu:

This trip does not include accommodations in Kathmandu. However, if you want us to book your hotel in Kathmandu, we can do the same as per your preference of comfort ranging from 3 Star Category Hotel to 5 Star Hotels. The hotels are mostly based upon twin/double sharing beds.

 

Accommodation in the Mountains:

During the trek, your accommodation options are teahouses. Although basic, these teahouses are clean and provide a comfortable place for a good night’s rest.

 

Food during the trip:

During the trek, you will be provided with full board meals and may choose from a menu offering local and international cuisines.

 

Note: It is highly advisable to stick to vegetarian food from your arrival in Kathmandu until the end of your trek, as proper toilet facilities are not available everywhere along the trail.

 

Baggage and Weight Limit:

On your flight to Lukla, the total baggage weight allowance is 15 kgs, combining both checked and carry-on baggage. Ensure you pack approximately 10/11 kilos in your checked bag and 5/4 kilos in your carry-on to stay within the 15-kilo limit. If you have items you don’t need on the trek, you can leave them at the Kathmandu hotel for storage at no cost. Remember to take a photo of your bag-tag and keep it for easy identification in case the original tag is lost.

 

Drinking Water on the Trek:

Bottled water is available along the trail, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and treat tap water to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. Be sure to bring water treatment pills and flavorings to enhance the taste. Staying hydrated is essential, so aim to drink more than 4 liters of water every day while trekking.

 

Electricity, Charging and Wi-Fi:

Please keep in mind that you’re embarking on a trek to the Everest region, not exploring urban areas. While some facilities like charging and Wi-Fi are available at an extra cost, they are not guaranteed. We also recommend against planning to work or conduct online meetings during the trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the mountain experience.

 

Cash for Extras and Tipping:

You should have Nepali rupees for expenses such as tea, coffee, bottled drinks and Wi-Fi. Plan to carry about USD 100 to 150 equivalent Nepali rupees. Additionally, set aside 100-150 USD for tipping your guide and porter. The amount can vary based on the level of service provided by the field staff members.

 

Availability of Guide & Porter:

Every two travelers will be provided with a single porter and an experienced guide. The baggage however must be divided between 12.5 kgs each as every porter carries a maximum of 25 kgs. Both guide and porter will be insured and well equipped with necessary items and first aid kit.

 

Highlights of 5 Days Everest View Trek:

 

1. Experience thrilling flight to and from Lukla Airport
2. Trek inside Sagarmatha National Park
3. Experience Sherpa culture and traditions
4. Reach a maximum altitude of 3880 m at Hotel Everest View
5. Have a close up view of Mt. Everest and surrounding Himalayas
6. Explore the very famous Namche Bazar
7. Suitable for people with no prior experience in trekking

Places You’ll See :

Lukla is a small town in the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality of the Solukhumbu District in the Province No. 1 of north-eastern Nepal.

1Lukla

Namche Bazaar is a town in Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu District of Province No. 1 of north-eastern Nepal. Namche is the main trading center and hub for the Khumbu region.

2Namche Bazar

‘Hotel Everest View’ is a five star rated hotel located at the highest elevation in the world (3880 m / 12730 ft) situated within the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park in Nepal.

3Hotel Everest View

Travel Itinerary:

Day 1 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (Max Altitude: 2800 m / 9187 ft)

On the first day of your trek you will be taking a 30 min flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary airstrip at Lukla, one of the most challenging airports in the world. Here you will meet with your support staff (porter). You will then trek down to Phakding for about 3-4 hours. Phakding is a small town that lies on the banks of river Dudhkoshi. You might as well have a small detour to the monasteries and explore the town of Phakding in the afternoon. A guest in Phakding will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Max Altitude: 3438 m / 11280 ft)

On the second day of your trek you will be hiking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar that takes you an approximate 6 hours with a max altitude of 3438 m / 11280 ft. Here you will be exploring the Manjo village, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. On your way, you will cross over the river Dudh Koshi to Thaple Danda via Hillary Bridge, one of the highest suspension bridges in Nepal. Here you will also be getting your first glance at Mount Everest. A guest house in Namche Bazaar, the home of Sherpas and gateway to Everest Base Camp (EBC) will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 8 km / 4.9 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Hike to ‘Hotel Everest View’ (Max Altitude: 3800 m / 12467 ft)

Today you will take a three to four hour return trip from Namche Bazar to Hotel Everest View for a panoramic view of Mount Everest and its range. The five star rated hotel will offer you a 360 degree view of the surrounding range of mountains. The halt for the night will again be at Namche Bazaar.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 3 km / 1.9 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek back to Lukla (Min Altitude: 2860 m / 9384 ft)

On day four you will be trekking back to Lukla via Manjo and Phakding over a span of 6-7 hours. A guest house in Lukla will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 5 : Fly back to Kathmandu (Min Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

Today you will be taking a 30 min flight back to Kathmandu. Before boarding your flight you will bid a final farewell to your guide and junior staff at Lukla.

 

Meals: Breakfast

F.A.Q

What is the weight limit for luggage during my trekking days ?

Every traveler is allowed up to 15 kilograms / 33 pounds of luggage during all of their domestic flights over mountainous regions in Nepal. A traveler is however allowed to carry a total of 30 kilograms / 66 pounds of luggage during their domestic flights elsewhere in Nepal.  

All porters available at your service (one porter for every two travelers) can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms / 55 pounds each. You are therefore allowed to load a maximum of 12.5 kilograms / 27 pounds of luggage to your porter during your trekking days.  

What about the communication services available during the trekking days ?

All hotels and guest houses in the city area are available with free WiFi hotspots. Also, all travelers with a valid passport and a photograph are allowed to purchase a SIM Card upon their arrival in Nepal. The traveler must however additionally purchase data / voice packages as per their need and stay in Nepal. There are 2G3G and 4G services available with major carriers all over Nepal. You may optionally also purchase a WiFi service in the mountains where available. 

What are the permits required for this trip?

You need not worry about any permits required. We will make preparations for all the documents and travel permits (including TIMS and National Park Permit) required for your Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek.

Can I book this package as a solo traveler ?

Yes, we do book a solo traveler. However a single traveler surcharge may be applied (an additional USD 200).

What about the foods / meals during my trekking days ?

You will be provided with a full board meal / breakfast / complimentary dinner as per mentioned in the respective Trek / Tour package. You may however choose to purchase your additional meals / beverages where available.

 

Full board meal mentioned above includes breakfast with an omelet / boiled egg, toasts / local bread and one porridge with fried potatoes.

 

During your lunch you will be provided with Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, the most famous Nepalese food that contains rice and pulse / lentil with curries (vegetables / chicken) and pickle. Optionally you may choose your lunch for fried noodles with eggs / chicken / vegetables as well.

 

For your dinner you will have an option to choose between Dal-Bhat-Tarkari / Pizza / MoMo / Spaghetti. 

Are there any chances for a scheduled flight to get canceled?

Yes, there is a maximum chance for a scheduled flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) to get canceled due extreme and unpredictable weather conditions. However we may assist you to book (with additional cost) a Helicopter ride to and from KTM-Lukla or Lukla-KTM the same day as well. 

 

The helicopter ride (one way) will cost you an additional of USD 500 per person (a pax of five required). The extra cost incurred may however be claimed from your travel insurance (compulsory). We will provide you with any necessary documents.   

 

Note: Any extremely unfavorable weather conditions may result in cancellation of all flight schedules.

How hard is Everest View Trek?

Everest View Trek is a comparatively easy trek package into the Everest Region as it only includes moderately high altitude (3800m) hikes. The package is suitable for children above 10 years of age as well as elders above 75 years of age. The difficulty however mostly relies upon your will power and physical fitness. The extremities you must expect here include a 4-5 hours hike with tea breaks in between. 

 

Additionally, Cordial Trek also provides you with an experienced trek guide capable of first aid services and other assistance.

What items should I bring (or buy in Kathmandu) for this trip?

You may bring (or buy in Kathmandu) following items for this trip:

 

1.  Warm clothes including a down jacket / puffer jacket, inner wears, hats, a beanie, gloves, neck gaiter, hiking boots, warm socks, a towel and a pair of hiking pants as well.

 

2.  A Daypack (25-30 liters)

 

3.  Backpack (A duffle bag will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

4.  Sleeping bag (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

5.  Trekking Poles (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

6.  A Camelbak or a water bottle

 

7.  A sunscreen 

 

8.  A sunglass

 

9.  A headlamp for night use

 

10.  Your toiletries

What's Included

  • Company T-shirt
  • Domestic Flights
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals (Trekking Days)
  • Guide and Porter
  • Mountain Guest House
  • Necessary Equipment
  • Pick Up and Drop
  • Private Vehicle
  • Specially Abled Friendly
  • Travel Permits
  • Trekking Map

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Gratitude for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance
  • Nepal Visa
  • Personal Expenses

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