Hiking to Hotel Everest View: A Journey to the ‘World’s Highest Located Hotel’

Ella McCain

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The trek to Hotel Everest View is moderate, with some challenging sections. It starts with light hikes, gradually becoming steeper as you approach Namche Bazaar. Altitude sickness is a concern, so acclimatization is crucial. The Hotel Everest View trek serves as an acclimatization day during the Everest Base Camp journey, offering breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam. It’s a family-friendly trek, providing insights into Sherpa culture.

Originating in 1971, Hotel Everest View at 13,000 ft was inspired by Takashi Miyahara’s vision. Room rates range from 380 to 430 USD, with a seven days Everest base camp short trek package costing USD 1200 to 1400. Winter trekking is budget-friendly, and pre-booking is vital due to limited rooms. A helicopter trek is a pricier but convenient option. The trek route: Lukla to Phakding, overnight stay, 7-hour trek to Namche Bazar, 3-hour trek to Hotel Everest View on the 4th day, and a day to enjoy the views. Return through Phakding and Lukla.

Accommodations need pre-booking due to limited availability. Optimal fitness is key, with excursions to Khumjung, Namche villages, and Tengboche Monastery. The hotel offers 12 spacious rooms, free WiFi, a dining room, a bar, and more. Hotel Everest View, at 3,962m, is the highest globally, offering proximity to Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. A helicopter trek directly lands at the hotel, providing aerial perspectives and a Kala Patthar landing for Everest views.

The 3-hour trek from Namche Bazaar to Everest View Hotel ascends through the village and forest, offering picturesque surroundings. The view of Ama Dablam from Everest View Hotel is captivating. 

A comfortable 4-5-hour day hike to Khumjung and Namche Bazaar is crucial for acclimatization. A challenging 7-8-hour trek to Tengboche Monastery and a moderately challenging hike to Khunde Peak at 4200m are recommended for Himalayan views and valley scenery.

Itinerary for Trekking to Hotel Everest View

First day, 

A couple of hours later, you find yourselves airborne, enroute to Lukla, famously known as the gateway to Mt. Everest and housing the world’s most dangerous airport. The flight induces a mix of thrill and trepidation. The rapid ascent to nearly 3,000 meters above sea level takes a toll, unsurprising given the altitude adjustment challenges.

With approximately 3 hours ahead to reach Phakding, it promises to be a relatively short day. Exiting the guesthouse into the narrow streets of Lukla, the vibrant colors, bustling people, shops, and yaks with tinkling bells create a mesmerizing scene.

Despite the daily influx of tourists, The thinning oxygen in the air makes every uphill step a breathless endeavor. Leaving Lukla behind, you are navigated through a dense forest, passing intermittent small towns. The first of many swing bridges is crossed.

As you reach to Everest Base Camp, you get to stroll to the river for photos and a wander through town precede the realization that Wi-Fi is omnipresent for a fee. 

Second day, 

Embark on the second day’s journey from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, nestled at an elevation of 3440 meters, making it one of the most enchanting and pleasant towns along the trek. The expedition involves traversing six suspension bridges, encountering mesmerizing waterfalls, and passing through lush forests adorned with fir trees and rhododendrons, particularly captivating during the spring season. This trek spans 6-7 hours, offering the prospect of capturing the inaugural sight of Everest.

Namche, a lively town boasting an array of eateries, bakeries, shops, and lodges, eagerly awaits trekkers for exploration. Its strategic positioning allows it to stand as a standalone travel destination. A trek to Hotel Everest Vista is recommended for its panoramic views.

 The commencement of the day, trekkers prepare for a significant climb on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Ascending over 800 meters to an altitude of 3,440 meters, Namche Bazaar serves as the ultimate destination for the day. The town, the largest in the Kumbu Valley, becomes the base for a two-day sojourn, allowing bodies to acclimate to the altitude. Anticipation builds as you approach the swing bridge featured in the movie ‘Everest,’ heightening the excitement.

Yaks, accompanied by their shepherds, grace the path, and the Khumbu Valley gradually unveils its awakening beauty. The rising sun bathes the mountains in golden hues as the forest, adorned with rhododendrons and magnolias, adds to the scenic journey. Conversations reveal diverse trekking destinations, including Gokyo, touted as potentially more beautiful than Everest Base Camp. The ascent to Namche Bazaar begins, promising a challenging and steep climb of 600 meters. 

Third day,

The Everest Base Camp trek unveils a captivating acclimatization hike leading to the renowned Hotel Everest View. The journey to this distinguished hotel is steeped in an intriguing story, adding to the allure of the adventure. From this elevated vantage point, one can marvel at the spectacular mountains, including Taboche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Mount Everest, Thamserkhu, Khangtega, Amadablam, Kusum, Kangaru, and Lhotse. Indulge in the breathtaking view of Everest and the Himalayan range at Hotel Everest View.

On the descent to Namche, pass through the charming town of Khumjung, offering stunning views of the village along the gradual and beautiful route. The journey involves crossing the Khumbu River, originating from the infamous Khumbu Glacier on Everest’s face. The vibrant blue waters invite contemplation, though wild thoughts of jumping in are set aside. As fierce winds sway the bridge, the breathtaking view of Tabuche. Immediately after crossing this bridge, the final ascent to Namche Bazaar begins. 

Fourth day, 

Relax at Hotel Everest View or explore nearby attractions like Khumjung Village, the Sir Edmund Hillary School, and an enriching day walk to Khunde Peak (4200 m). The descent to Namche may lead through the charming town of Khumjung. About 1.5 hours into the hike, a small settlement provides a break for refreshments. After approximately four hours, reach Mong-La, perched on a ridge above the Dudh Koshi River. This marks the trail divergence for hikers heading to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo. After a 45-minute ascent, reaching 4,000 meters offers moments of the day. 

Fifth day, 

Acclimatization during the Everest Base Camp trek is enhanced with a hike to Hotel Everest View. The journey to this renowned hotel is as captivating as the panoramic views it offers. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserkhu, Khangtega, Kusum Kangaru, and Taboche grace the horizon, creating a mesmerizing and inspirational experience. The breathtaking view of Everest and the Himalayan range unfolds from the top.

A worthwhile rest at Hotel Everest View complements the fantastic view. The day can be spent relaxing or embarking on a day trip to nearby attractions like Khumjung Village, the Sir Edmund Hillary School, or the enriching day walk to Khunde Peak (4200 m). On the descent to Namche, pass through Khumjung, revealing an unexpectedly beautiful town with stunning sights.

About 1.5 hours into the hike, a small settlement offers a rest spot for refreshments. After four hours of walking, reach Mong-La, situated on a ridge above the Dudh Koshi River. This marks the divergence point for hikers heading to Everest Base Camp and those bound for Gokyo. 

Sixth day, 

From Phakding to Lukla, covering a 3- to 4-hour walk. Stay overnight in Lukla.

Seventh day, 

Take a flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. An exciting option is that Hotel Everest View, positioned at 3880 meters, is accessible by helicopter. Serving as a key resting point for trekking groups en route to Everest Base Camp, it holds the distinction of being the highest hotel globally. By booking a helicopter ride, you can reach Hotel Everest View within a single day, allowing ample time to relax and relish the romantic and magnificent Himalayan views to your heart’s content.

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Trek to Everest View Hotel – Essential Information 

The weather in the Khumbu region, including Everest View Hotel, can be unpredictable due to its elevated altitude. The trek is accessible year-round, providing unique experiences in different seasons.

The prime period for Hotel Everest View hiking is spring, from March to May. This trekking season in Nepal brings favourable weather and stunning landscapes to Mount Everest. The entire route is adorned with blossoming flowers and oak trees, making it popular. Pre-booking is essential due to high demand. In Everest View Hotel during spring, temperatures range from 17°C in the morning to 25°C in the evening, gradually lowering in higher altitudes. 

Winter spans from December to February, characterized by frigid mornings but relatively warmer days conducive to trekking. Despite the chilly conditions, adventurous trekkers favour this season. The average temperature varies from 20°C during the day to -10°C at night. Winter trekking offers a unique opportunity to witness Mount Everest in its pristine state, with the Everest Hotel Trek presenting a magnificent spectacle of snow-covered mountains.

Hotel Everest View hiking is considered a moderate-level trek, and the use of oxygen is unnecessary with proper precautions. Adequate acclimatization is built into the trek itinerary. In case of a medical emergency, the team at Above the Himalayas will promptly assist you to the nearest hospital. Oxygen may be required if trekking beyond Hotel Everest View.

While the Everest Base Camp luxury trip is Nepal’s most renowned trek, offering breathtaking views and being a dream destination for adventure enthusiasts, the Everest View Hotel trek is gaining popularity. Both treks offer diverse scenic perspectives, with Everest Base Camp being longer and more demanding in terms of time and experience. Hotel Everest View trek is shorter, more accessible, and does not require prior experience. 

Hotel Everest View hiking is considered a moderate difficulty and family-friendly trek in the Everest region. It is suitable for individuals of all age groups in good and stable health. The trek can be comfortably completed within 7-8 days, concluding at Tengboche, situated at an altitude of 3,870 meters above sea level. The trail is not overly challenging, making it accessible for anyone with good physical fitness.

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