Everest View Trek Information- Mr. Chij Gurung - Tour and Trekking Expert
The Everest View Trek is relatively short and less challenging for people who are not so much enthusiastic about taking the wild road to exploration.
However, the trail has a unique appeal of its own because of the spectacular view that one gets to enjoy of the mighty Mt. Everest and other mountains. There are other tourist attractions that the Everest View Trek boasts of are – the local flora and fauna, the historic monasteries and the wonderful environment. Travellers can also get to explore the culture and tradition of the local Sherpa community that dwell in the region. It is not necessary that you require any kind of physical fitness for this adventure and therefore, is suitable for both old people and children and even for those who are on a short holiday trip.
The journey along the Everest View Trek takes a traveller right up to the Everest and the spiritual Kathmandu Valley.
The Journey to the Everest View
Travellers will be beginning their journey from the Lukla that lies at an altitude of 9278 feet. Lukla is also one of the busiest mountain airstrips of Nepal and serves as the gateway to the Everest region. Your journey to the Everest Mountain will continue the lush vegetation of the Sagarmatha National Park, surrounded with an abundance of pine trees, rhododendron flowers and wildlife.
You will be taken through several Sherpa villages namely – Namche Bazaar, Phakding, Khunde village, Khumjung village, Phortse village and several other villages. Every village that you pass will offer you spectacular view of the mountains from different angles. If you are a keen photographer, do not miss out the chance to carry along with you some snap shots. A day of rest in Namche is important in order to be acclimatized to the higher altitudes.
The Tengboche Monastery
You will also get to visit the famous Tengboche Monastry that sits at a height of 3860 meter. This is one of the highlights of the region and is known for offering a superb view of the Everest and other mountains belonging to the region. That is why, the trek to the Tengboche monastery is termed as the Everest View Trek. Most expedition groups visit the monastery inorder to seek the blessing of the Lama who resides there.
It is very reputed among photographers, because the place allows them to capture the rugged beauty of the Mt. Everest, the Amadablam and other neighboring peaks. You can also visit Syanboche, from where you can capture stunning images of the Mount Everest and other Khumbu mountains that lie in the region.
Khumjung is the biggest Sherpa village that lies in the Khumbu Mountains. You can visit the Buddhist monasteries there, the famous Hillary school and even the famous Yaks. You will get to enjoy the warm hospitality of the local Sherpa people. This will tell you a lot about their culture and their style of living. From here travellers can take a short flight to Kathmandu, which will give you the chance to enjoy the spectacular view of the Himalayan range and the people. The journey along the Everest View Trek is truly awe-inspiring.
Everest Base Camp Trek also goes via this trekking route which is longer than Everest View Trek.