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Everest view trek in Nepal is one of the wonderful trekking programs conducted by the many agencies in Nepal which is a life changing experience. In this trek you can see the highest mountain in the world through your naked eye from a close distance. In the Himalayas, it is the all-time favorite trek.

It has many of the things that attracts trekkers. Waterfalls, suspension bridges, yaks, glaciers, endless walls of rock and ice and views of some of the highest mountains in the world, including the protagonist, the highest mountain in the world, the Everest. This, for some like you around the globe, is an adventure of a lifetime and will never stop to leave from your memory.

Inhabited by the mighty Sherpas, Solukhumbu is home to Mt. Everest and its famous trekking trails. The inhabitants of this region have lived in harmony with their surroundings for hundreds of years and kept alive their age-old practices. Along with Mt. Everest, Solukhumbu region also boasts of other gigantic peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Kantega, and Thamserku.

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Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, then walk to Phakding – 4 hours

Normally the route starts from Lukla, a town that is 2,640 meters high. The mini Everest trek takes about seven days to complete that starts from Kathmandu to Lukla after a 35 minutes flight.

Spend the night there and start walking the next day, or start the trek that same day. Most people walk to Phakding (3 hours) or Monjo and shorten the day of the climb to Namche.

Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar – 6 hours

Namche Bazaar is a city with lodges for all pockets, bars where you can have a coffee and a piece of cake, shops with anything you need for trekking, places to listen to music and drink until late at night.

Day 3: Acclimatization day

As the final destination on the Everest view trek is located at a very high altitude you need to spend a few days in the beginning while trekking and acclimatizing in this destination. In the Everest view trek, you will get an opportunity to see the best view in the Everest region from Syangboche.

You can see the Everest from the Everest View hotel which is a luxurious hotel situated on the way. You can even go to some local villages for sightseeing from this destination and get an opportunity to view Everest from the distance. In the same place, the people and community will help the tourists to get information about the old days as well as help to understand the ethnic group of people.

Sherpa's are also known as the strongest mountain people. It is because the place is being dominated by these people from many years ago. You can learn and explore places of sherpa culture and also get a special opportunity to get acquainted and attached with sherpa people living in this region.

This is ultimately a trekking activity which combines with the natural beauty and the vegetation of the culture in this region. The wonderful beauty of the Khumjung and a memorable meeting with the various legendary people like Sherpa will moreover make the trip very meaningful.

These people are really experts to climb the mountain and without those Sherpa's climbing to Mount Everest is almost impossible. These people are also known as the experts for genetic reasons as Sherpa's can easily adjust to such type of altitude.

Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche – 6 hours

After that, you will reach the maximum altitude places up to Tengboche Monastery where there is the best German bakery in the same destination.

After that, you have to spend several days passing through the various homelands and villages of Sherpa people. You can see the close-up view of different Himalayan ranges like Ama Dablam and Mount Everest which are considered as one of the most glorious mountains in Nepal along with different Buddhist monasteries.

Day 5: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar – 5 hours

Start with Syangboche so that the climb is more progressive. Many people only go up to the viewpoint on the way to Khumjung. Other options are to go to Thame and back or until Tengobche and return to Namche.

Day 6: Hike from Namche Bazaar to the airstrip at Lukla – 8 hours

After overcoming Phakding, at about 2600 meters, you have to recover altitude until Lukla.

Some of the other treks in Nepal in the Everest region are Pikey Peak Trek, Mera Peak Trek, Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek etc.

Who can climb Mount Everest?

There is an age restriction, but otherwise the mountain is open to everyone. The minimum age to be issued a climbing permit for Mount Everest from Nepal is 16. The minimum age on the Tibetan/Chinese north side is 18. Occasionally the Chinese authorities allow a 17 year old to attempt a summit, as long as they have a doctor’s written approval in advance.

There’s also scope for bending the rules in Nepal under one condition. The authorities may allow an attempt by a Nepali child, so as to allow a Nepali citizen achieve the record for the youngest ascent of Everest. However, no under-16 has been granted a permit since 2014 on either side.

What are the eligibility criteria for climbing Mount Everest?

Each person wishing to go beyond Base Camp in Nepal must have a valid climbing permit issued by the Nepali authorities in Kathmandu. Each climber wishing to go into or beyond Base Camp in Tibet must have a valid climbing permit issued by the Chinese authorities. Both the Chinese and Nepali authorities insist that each climber is accompanied by a personal Sherpa to the summit and back, who must be paid for.

The Chinese authorities insist that any Chinese citizen attempting Everest from their side has evidence of at least one 8,000 m summit under their belt and a doctor’s certification of good health. There are no such obligations for foreign climbers. Each team must pay a garbage deposit. On the Nepali side, each team must make an additional payment for a Liaison Officer.

Please note that the relevant regulations change frequently e.g. in relation to climbers who are missing a limb, and proposed new rules often do not get passed into law. As of December 2019, the Nepali government has proposed that all permit applicants must have climbed at least one 6,500 m peak in Nepal, and must also furnish a certificate of good health.

Apart from verifying the climbing experience of Chinese citizens on the Chinese side, no experience quiz, climbing skills test or health examination must be passed. Some individual teams insist on a certain level of high-altitude climbing experience to join their team; others do not.

How much will it cost?

The average cost for a place on a commercial Everest team, on either the north or south side is US$40,000. On the lower end of the scale, a bare bones attempt could be made for about US$20,000, with prices rising up to US$115,000 for a much greater level of support and equipment.

How many days leave will it take from normal life?

Most expeditions take 6 weeks+ to reach the summit and return to Base Camp. On top of that would be added return flight times from one’s home country, a few days to settle in on arrival, and a few days to return from a remote Base Camp to the airport.

We recommend having a trip to Everest during spring season from March to May and in the Autumn from September to November. If you don't have time then you can even do this trek in the winter season.
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