A Peek at Everest

One of the shortest itineraries in the Everest Region, this trek provides you with an opportunity to view the worlds tallest mountains

  • Courtesy - Jay San

This short trek that takes you up to 3860m at Tengboche, offers an opportunity to view the World's tallest mountain, Everest, which stands at a lofty 8848m. It also takes you to other fabled destinations in the region, like Namche Bazaar and Lukla.

Perfect for those who are a bit starved of time, but wish to still go to the bucket list destination thats Everest, for trekkers.

The trek is by no means too easy, as we have to go above the 3000m mark, usually the zone where altitude starts kicking in. However, the itinerary is slow enough to allow for adequate acclimatization.

Trip Highlights

  • Adventurous flight to Lukla
  • Short trek to Everest Region
  • Sunrise view over Everest Panorama.
  • 360 degree Himalayas view
  • Closer interaction with Sherpa community 


  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during trek.
  • Guide and Helpers (porters) assistance, according to the group size.
  • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, all transport for guide, and porters.
  • Domestic Air Transfer.
  • Flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu ($360)
  • Solokhumbu Community Entry Permit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit.
  • All government Taxes


  • Pick up and drop off service on your arrival and departure flights.
  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
  • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.)
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control. 
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other personal expenses

A quick flight from Kathmandu International airport to Lukla airport. The flight takes around 45 minutes but the wait at the airport might take around an hour or two. We will be arriving in Lukla around 9am. Once we reach Lukla we shall hike a bit to a nearby guest house around 3hrs hike in Phakding

  • lodge
  • air

A long and tedious hike up to Namche Bazaar where we will be resting for the day. The hike is a bit demanding and might be tough for younger and older aged people

  • lodge
  • trek

We remain in Namche today for proper acclimatization. But the walk over the ridges in the morning will reward you with stunning views of the mountains: Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Amadablam, Tobuche, Kusumkangru, Kwongde and many more than you can remember in a day. Also you can stroll around the market area where you will see the Tibetan traders selling their goods brought from Tibet crossing over the Nangpa la pass.

  • lodge
  • hike | explore

As we come out of the village bowl, we contour the high trail above the Imja Khola. The views are incredible. Chomolungma (Mother Goddess of Snow) is truly a magnificent sight. And a small ridge across the valley, Tengboche can be seen against the gigantic mountains. Also the wildlife like the Himalayan Thar and Danphe (National bird of Nepal) are likely to be seen on the way.

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Day 5 | MONJO

Today post breakfast, its time to retrace our steps back to Namche for lunch and then down to Monjo.

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Day 6 | LUKLA

Our last day in the mountains are spent doing the nice hike back to Lukla, where we could party to celebrate the end of the trek

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Fly back to Kathmandu. Get picked up and dropped to your hotel

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Day Location Activity Transport Hotel Meals
1 Phakding A quick flight up to Lukla from Kathmandu air lodge -
2 Namche Bazzar Hike up to Namche Bazaar trek lodge -
3 Namche Bazzar Acclimatization hike | explore lodge -
4 Tengboche A leisurely walk to Tengboche trek lodge -
5 Monjo Monjo - lodge -
6 Lukla Lukla - lodge -
7 Kathmandu KATHMANDU air - -
Brief Itinerary Detailed Itinerary
  • "Planes at Lukla Airport"

  • " Namche Bazzar from view point"

  • "Trail back to Lukla"

  • "Kathmandu - Thamel"

Raj Gyawali


I am usually never in the office, and my colleagues call me the Tourist. I think strategically, and align the company to the future. I enjoy developing new experiences the most, and of course nothing can beat leading a group on a unique journey through Nepal. Uh Oh I forgot, I would rather be in the mountains! Also own www.ethicaltravelportal.com if you are looking at travelling in other parts of the world in a similar way

GEAR LIST | What to bring on this Trek?

Think only safety. Safety from the rain, the cold, the heat and the altitude. So simply put the bare essentials would be

  • RAIN - a rain jacket and if required during monsoon, rainproof pants
  • COLD - layers of clothings - thermals, tee shirt, fleece, windstoppers and down. Sleeping bag and liner for the night
  • HEAT - Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • ALTITUDE - Water bottle, snacks and a great Attitude! The rest is all about building an itinerary thats going up slow!

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