Everest-at-a-glance Trek

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 3867 meters
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +6
  • Experience the roof of the world on this moderate trek, suitable for a range of abilities
  • Trek through remote villages
  • Encounter the history, culture and legends of Nepal
There is nothing quite like seeing Mt. Everest up close. The world’s highest peak commands a presence like no other mountain. The people who live in the mountains here aptly call Mt. Everest "the Mother Goddess of the World" because of its sublime majesty.

We are pleased to be able to offer you the Everest-at-a-glance trek, a moderate trek suitable for anyone in average physical condition. This trip is a total of twelve days, of which six are actual trekking. When it comes to panoramic views, the Everest at glance Trek offers views that are second to none. Not only does Mt. Everest dominate the Himalayan skyline, but many other mighty peaks are visible, including several others that rank in the top ten peaks in the world.

The Khumbu region (land of Mt. Everest) is home to amazing glacial-fed rivers that tumble over rocks and waterfalls on their way to the Bay of Bengal deep in the south. There are hidden Buddhist monasteries framed picturesquely with the snow-capped peaks as backdrops. Entire villages cling to the sides of the cliffs along with their terraced farms.

You will also encounter the history, the culture and the legends of Nepal, and meet people from the various ethnic groups that call this tiny Himalayan country home. Their faith, family values and tenacity for life will impress you as much or more than the exquisite scenery that makes this land famous with travellers around the world.

Come and join in the adventure of a lifetime as you discover the Mt. Everest region for yourself.
5 - Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
  • Rebecca
  • From USA
  • On Dec 02 2017
5 - Excellent
Rebecca's review for another Buddha Treks and Expedition tour
“This trek is not for the lighthearted, but those intrepid enough will be greatly rewarded with an unforgettable experience.

READ THIS FIRST; Accommodations are basic in Manaslu villages, meaning that there is NO HEAT in the sleeping rooms, and occasional heat in the dining areas. Hot showers are infrequent, and when available they are taken in very cold rooms. This was the most challenging part of the trip for us, as there was very little opportunity to warm up when needed during sub-freezing evenings, and apparently winter had come early this year (2017). So if you come PREPARED (or go in a warmer season) and can handle this, then read on.....

What a fantastic way to experience the Himalayas and life from another time. Villages and their residents were authentic and the scenery is breathtaking. The trekking itself was a great workout, and achievable if one is in decent shape and goes slow (bistare bistare as the Nepali say). Don't come expecting to lose weight, as you will be well fed with delicious, vegetarian meals (meat isn't an option in most places on the trail)! I couldn't have asked for more (except maybe heat!) :) and am already planning my next trip to the Himalayas with BuddhaTreks.”
  • Luca
  • From Ukraine
  • On Apr 05 2018
5 - Excellent
Luca's review for another Buddha Treks and Expedition tour
“Our recent trek to Everest base camp was made so enjoyable with Buddha Treks and his Team. It was my first time visit in Nepal. Our guide is very good and helpful. We have a fantastic time during the trek. Thanks to Buddha Treks for taking me there.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Spain
  • On Aug 29 2017
5 - Excellent
Review for another Buddha Treks and Expedition tour
“Experiencia increble y gracias a Buddha, segura y bien gestionada. Muy recomendable a todo aquel que ama la montaa”
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (elev. 1350 m/4,429 ft.)
  • Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Fly To Lukla, trek to Phakding (elev. 2610 m/8,563 ft.)
  • Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (elev. 3440 m/11,286 ft.)
  • Day 5: Acclimatizaton day
  • Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (elev. 3,870 m/ 12,664 ft.)
  • Day 7: Trek to Phortse (elev. 3810 m/12,500 ft.)
  • Day 8: Trek to Namche Bazaar (elev. 3440 m/11,286 ft.)
  • Day 9: Trek to Lukla (elev. 2840 m/9,318 ft.)
  • Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 4 nights accommodation in standard Kathmandu hotel (breakfast included)
  • Flight ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • 7 nights accommodation in basic teahouses during trek
  • Meals during trek: breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee
  • Professional English speaking trekking guide
  • Trekking porter/s: 1 porter for 2 trekkers
  • Equipment: sleeping bags and down jacket
  • Trekking permit (TIMS, Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park)
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff (guide and porters)
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Single Supplement
  • Sightseeing
  • Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc)
  • Lunch and dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing and other equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot water for showers, etc.
  • Personal insurance that covers helicopter rescue evacuation
  • Any unseen expenses produced by circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters and any expenses no mentioned in price include part
  • Tips for guide, porters and other staff
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationOur trip packages includes complete requirement for your holidays: Our trip starts from your arrival at Kathmandu till departure from Kathmandu. It is fully organized that includes accommodation in Kathmandu and trekking, all meals in trekking, all necessary logistic support, guide and porters, trekking permits and entrance fee, etc. There is not any hidden charge. You spend 2 nights in Kathmandu before trekking and another 2 nights after trekking: 2 nights stay in Kathmandu before trekking gives enough time to recover from jetlag, rest to restore energy for trekking and last-minutes preparation of trekking. 2 nights stay in Kathmandu after trekking is considered as reserve days, in case you could not follow itinerary due to any reason need extras days to reach your destination and delay your return from trekking. The trip itinerary is crafted by expertise. It includes plenty of time to insure your leisure and taking you to destination. It is very much flexible where it is necessary. A TYPICAL TREKKING DAY A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, rather than any Western time schedule. The day starts with an early wakeup call. You then pack up your gear and enjoy a rousing breakfast before starting your morning’s walk. The sirdar will already be organized and have assigned loads to porters and your group will then set off on the trail at a leisurely pace, enjoying the view and stopping to take photographs. After 2-3 hours walk you stop for lunch. This lasts for about 90 minutes which gives you time to relax, or explore the local village. The afternoon’s walk is usually shorter and we arrive at the campsite or tea-house in plenty of time to relax and savor the surroundings. Later in the evening dinner is served, giving you an opportunity to sample the delicious food, talk over the day’s events, and look forward to another special day on the trails of Nepal. HEALTH ISSUES We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader. VACCINATIONS REQUIRED Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority, we recommend the following : • Poliomyelitis • Typhoid • Tetanus • Rabies • Meningococcal • Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A) MALARIA Nepal is listed as a country for which malaria prophylaxis is advised. We will not be visiting any malarial areas on the treks, however you may wish to consult your doctor about the need to take malaria pills. Trekkers who plan to do rafting and jungle excursions are advised to take the necessary medication to protect against malaria. ALTITUDE SICKNESS Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you need to give your body time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can acclimatize you will start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). A headache being the most common symptom, others are nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness and sleep disturbances. The best way to acclimatize is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common wisdom is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m – If flying in to above this height remember to take extra acclimatization days (for example flying into Lukla). Once above 3000m, you should sleep no more than around 300m above your last nights altitude, and take a rest day every 3 days (or 1000m). At times it can be difficult to stick exactly to this schedule, as villages aren't always conveniently placed for acclimatizing, so you should think of the 300m as an average. During the day it is okay to trek higher as long as you descend to sleep. Remember the mountaineer’s saying "Climb High, Sleep Low". If at any time you get symptoms of AMS you should not climb higher until they are gone. If they persist then you should descend to below the height where they first started. Only start to climb again when they have gone. All of our itineraries allow for a proper acclimatisation schedule, and of course on our private departures you have the freedom to go slower if you are finding it tough - everyone acclimatises at a different rate. Please also consider your guide and porters and watch for signs of AMS in them. They are not immune to AMS. You will find a graph below detailing the acclimatisation schedule. It shows the ideal acclimatisation schedule against suggested itinerary. We always aim to get as close to the ideal as possible taking account of such things as available accommodation and camping spots with water etc. INSURANCE We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue. We recommend that you consult a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist. RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT Footwear: Trekking Boots, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes. Clothing: Down or fibre Jacket, filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, warm cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit. Other Equipment: Sleeping bag (4 seasons), down jacket, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters. Optional: Insect repellent, toilet articles, note book & pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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