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Everest View Trek and Sherpa Village Tour

Posted by: Rajan Neupane | Date: December 21, 2011

Mount Everest View trek is an easy short Everest region trekking option, which offers superb views of the world's highest peak Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks of Everest region. For people with limited time and desire for an overview of the top of the world this trekking tour option should be considered as the best and wisest selection. This trek not only offers best view of the mountains but it also provides great opportunity to explore Sherpa people and their culture. Everest View trek also presents the opportunity to explore Buddhist monasteries, to learn about the Buddhism and to take a closer look at the alpine flora and fauna.

The Everest view trek starts with a spectacular mountain flight to Lukla and it takes about 45 minutes from Kathmandu. Lukla is a busy airstrip in the Everest region and is the starting point of the trek. Initially the trek descends through Sherpa villages along the spectacular gorge of Dudh Koshi River to the village of Phakding, where most tourists take overnight acclimatization rest. The trek continues to NAMCHE Bazaar (3440m) through pine and rhododendron forests with an abundance of wildlife. NAMCHE Bazaar is considered as Sherpa nation capital and it is the gateway to Everest. After walking through simple villages, well painted houses of NAMCHE with modern facilities give the different flavor to your short trek.

Typically all hikers and climbers take a full day rest in NAMCHE to acclimatize and to prevent the Acute Mountain Sickness. Next and last stage of this short trek is Tengboche and it is a major highlight of this trek. With the elevation of 3860 meter above the sea level, the culturally significant Buddhist monastery is located at the amazing backdrop of Mount Amadablam. Tengboche Monastery is the biggest monastery in Everest area where climbers and trekkers stop by to seek the traditional blessing from the monastery Lama for of the success to their journey. Every year a large number of Buddhist pilgrims come here to celebrate the Mani Rimdu festival. It is the most significant annual festivals of Sherpa people. The culturally significant Tengboche also offers superb view of Mt. Everest and several other prominent mountains.

The panoramic view of Everest from this location is absolutely breathtaking including the famous south face of mount Lhotse and the trek leading to such Nirvana truly deserves as the name of Everest view trek. It is naturally perfect spot to photograph Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse and other not less spectacular peaks. Such splendid views make it difficult to control finger tips from pressing the camera's shutter button. After enjoying the heritage site and the mountain views you will descend to Syangboche, another place for the superb view of Everest and surrounding peaks, which is perhaps the best place for the most spectacular view of Everest and other mountains as well as glaciers. The dramatic mountain environment will stay in your memory for the rest of your life. From here you will return back to Lukla via Khumjung, the biggest Sherpa village in Everest area. A visit to this village is the best way to meet and interact with Sherpa people in their natural environment and to sample their culture and tradition. Grazing Yaks, Buddhist monasteries, Hillary School and highlander culture of Sherpa people are the attraction of this area. Descending to the Lukla airport covers the remaining highlights of Everest region gives you another opportunity to walk through the gorgeous area of colorful Khumbu villages. A short flight back to Kathmandu gives you last glimpses of Himalayan views will conclude your Everest View Trek of a weeklong adventure into the one of world's most iconic views.


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