The Best Way to view Mount Everest
12 Jun 2022 Himalaya Trip
Mount Everest is so popular after summiting on 29th May 1953 by Tenzing Sherpa Nepali and Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand climb first time. Mount Everest (English) or Sagarmatha (Nepali) or Chomolungma (Chinese) name is the world highest mountain above sea level. The mountain is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. Its elevation of 8,848.86 m was most recently established in 2020 by the Chinese and Nepali authorities. You also have a opportunity to view other highest Peaks like Lhotse 8516m , Makalu 8485m, Cho Oyu 8188m and other popular peaks Ama Dablam 6856m, Island Peak, Lobuche Peak, Pumori, Nuptse , Kangteka, Konde, Mera Peak etc.
Sagarmatha National Park
- Located in Solukhumbu
- Established in 1976 A.D.
- Listed in UNESCO World heritage site in 1979 A.D.
- Area cover in 1148 km²
- Approximately 2300 – 8848m above the sea level
- Himalayan Thar
- Red Panda
- Snow Leopard
- Musk Deer
- Wild Yak
- Approximately 250 Spices of birds
The highlight of Everest region
- Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla
- Sherpa capital Namche Bazar 3441m
- Saturday Market in Namche
- Syangboche 3880m
- Biggest Tengboche Monastery 3830m
- Oldest Thame Monastery 3820m
- Chhukung Ri 5546m
- Kongma La pass 5535m
- Everest Base Camp 5364m
- Khumbu icefall
- Kalapather 5550m
- Cho La Pass 5420m
- Gokyo Lake ( Longponga, Taujung Tsho, Gokyo Tsho, Thonak Tsho, Ngozumba Tsho, Gyazumba Tsho)
- Gokyo Ri 5330m
- Ngozumba Glacir
- Renjo La Pass 5360m
- Sherpa life style, culture, festival
- Stone Mane walls and Stupa
- Suspension Bridges
View of Mount Everest without Trekking / hiking
The trekkers whom do not have time to trek, elderly people, the people who is not physically fit for trekking, not interested for trekking people, this option is great opportunity to view Mount Everest and other Himalayas.
Everest Experience flight is the easiest and shortest way to view Mount Everest. You normally take off a flight from Kathmandu. The flights go to near Mount Everest. You will look the view from your plane window. Everybody have a window seats to get equal opportunity to view Mount Everest and other Himalayas. This flight will be 45 minutes. Many trekkers are choosing this option as their top priority as they do not need much time and comparatively reasonable cost.
Everest Base camp helicopter landing tour from Kathmandu is a luxury way to view Mount Everest and other Himalayas. The Helicopter takes you from Kathmandu to Lukla, Pheriche and landed at Everest Base Camp. As the Helicopter landing above 5000m, you will have a short to observe the Mount Everest and other Himalayas view. You will fly back to Everest View Hotel in Shyangboche for Breakfast. You will still enjoy the view when you are having breakfast. After a while, you will fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter.
View of Mount Everest with Trekking / Hiking
Trekking is the most popular adventure activities in Nepal. Trekking is the best way to view Mount Everest and other Himalayas. There are different types of the treks.
Everest View Trek is a short trek in Everest region. The trekkers who are interested to trek couple of the days, physically not really fit and mentally not ready to make all the way to base camp. They choose this type of the trek. They will have opportunity to explore life style of Sherpa people, a nice spot Everest View Hotel, Shyangboche 3880m elevation a view point of the Mount Everest and other Himalayas, passes many suspension bridges, stone mane walls, Buddhist monasteries and Stupa and definitely experience the a flight to Tenzing Hillary airport in Lukla.
Everest Base Camp Trek is always the best choice for international trekkers. The trekkers who heard about the Mount Everest and Nepal, this is trek is always on their first priority. Tengboche Monasteries, One of the biggest Monasteries in Khumbu, Kalapather 5550m, highest point of the trek and nearest view point of Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp 5367m, base point of Everest summiteers and view of Khumbu icefall are the additional highlight of this trek.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is a classic Everest Base Camp Trek. The first time Everest Base Camp Trek and expedition use this route when tourism was started in Everest region. The route was popular till Tenzing Hillary Lukla airport was not built. If you add extra 7 days of Everest Base Camp Trek starting at Tenzing Hillary Lukla Airport, you can explore this trek. Lower route is so quit. The trail is interesting. It is mostly up and downhill. We climb many passes Deurali Pass, Lamjura 3530m, Taksindo 2960m, Paiya Hill which helps us to acclimatize our body to get use to.
Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek is another way to view Mount Everest and other Himalayas. You will take a flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu and start the trek. The trek will continue via Taksindo, Nunthala, Kharikhola, Bupsa, Paiya and join at Chheplung to the main trail.
Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek is another way of trekking route to view Mount Everest and other Himalayas. The starting point of the trek is the same as Everest View Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek. The place name Kyangjuma, you will take a left trail to Gokyo valley. Gokyo valley is popular for Ice Lake and glacier. You will pass many lakes on this trek. A nice spot Gokyo Ri 5330m, 5th and 6th Lake, Renjo la top 5360m are the additional highlight of this trek.
EBC Trek via Gokyo Lake is the combination of Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lake Trek with an adventure and one of the popular Chola pass 5368m in Everest region. You will have an opportunity to explore both sides with 3 extra days. If you are planning to trek in Everest, my recommendation is always this option. This trek can be done clock or anti-clock wise with same days. Physically fitness is required.
Everest 3 passes Trek is combination of Thame Valley, Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp route with the highest passes Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La. This trek is categories as one of the adventure treks in Everest region. You will have magical view Mount Everest and other Himalayas view in different angle. This is the way to explore major highlight of Everest Region. Physically fitness is essential.
How much does it to view Mount Everest?
Above are the varieties of the options to view Mount Everest. You may choose according to your physical fitness, available time and budget.