January 17, 2023
Mt. Everest being the tallest mountain in the world lures most tourists to its base camp. The Everest Base Camp Trek is the world’s most popular adventure trek route. There are many more popular destinations in the region that offers a beautiful experience to its visitors. When you do side treks there will be fewer trekkers and not too crowded. You can even observe the best-hidden side of Sherpa culture and Sagarmatha National Park’s flora and fauna in Everest region side treks.
Most of the trekkers not only trek to see mount Everest, but they also want to experience the Sherpa culture, the high Himalayas scenery, trek above the clouds, experience the Everest high passes trek, the world-famous Tengboche monastery including the cultural life of Sherpas. As an Everest base camp helicopter trek specialist, we can also manage any Everest Trek and high passes at affordable cost and with a customizable itinerary.
If you are an adventure hiker or photographer, we can organize your dream trip with a tailor-made itinerary, or as a guest, you could choose any long and short Everest trek packages from our website.
Some of the famous side trekking routes are mentioned below.
Mid February-May (Spring) and September- Mid November(Autumn) are the two best seasons to do Everest Region Side Treks. In Spring, the plants start to regrow after the snow has melted and the animals and birds start to be seen after a long hibernation. Different herbs and bushes appear on the trail to Everest Base camp and other regions.
Autumn brings out the perfect weather for Everest side treks, the weather becomes clearer after heavy snow. Clear and stable weather and perfect climate temperature make this season a preferable and better option not only in Everest but in most regions of Nepal.
Amadablam base camp trek is one of the popular trekking routes around the Everest region. This trek offers the same experience as the Everest Base Camp Trek with some addition to more natural and cultural beauty. The route for the Base camp trek to Amadablam and Everest base camp differs from Namche Bazaar. The Amadablam trek itinerary can normally last for 05 to 10 days or even more according to our guests’ wishes. Starting from a scenic and breathtaking flight to the “Gateway to Everest” Lukla, we head downhill to Phakding following the riverside of Dudh Koshi river (Milky river) through different villages with paved paths. After that, you start your uphill hike to Namche, also known as the “Sherpa capital”. One of the famous villages in the Everest region with shops, markets, and tourist hubs. After that according to your wish, you can have an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar or you may continue your hike to Amadablam Base Camp through Pangboche(4010m). It is one of the best places to see Everest, Amadabam, Pumori, and many other high Himalayan peaks. The next day you will reach your destination of ABC (Amadablam Base Camp) 4500m and return to Kathmandu.
Island peak climbing is one of the most popular climbing peaks in the Everest region. The height of the island peak is 6187m. If you are looking for a climbing experience added to trekking this is the best and easy expedition destination for you. Climbing Island peak offers you a magical view of the Khumbu region, and high mountains like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Makalu. This trek starts from Lukla following through the local villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Chukkung to the island peak, and continues the journey to Everest base Camp. The cost of island peak climbing is optimized to provide the best possible service at the most affordable price. Many people also climb Island peak to prepare for other high mountain climbing such as Amadablam and Everest
Tengboche Monastery is one of the oldest situated monasteries in the Everest region. The height of Tengboche Monastery is 3860m. The hike to Tengboche Monastery follows the same route to the Everest Base Camp. You can stay in the Tengboche monastery to perform meditation in the Himalayas. Different performances are given by the Lama and the monks at certain festive moments. You also can observe the Himalayan range and beautiful flora and fauna.
Everest View Hotel is a 4-star hotel situated at the highest altitude in the world at a height of 3880m providing a 360-degree panoramic view of some of the world’s highest peaks in the Everest region of Nepal. You can trek to Everest view hotel in 4-5 days with rest and spend your time in the highest luxurious hotel of the world the next day optional helicopter flight back offering a bird’s eye view of the Khumbu region descending to Lukla. Everest View Hotel is designed in such a way that all rooms get beautiful sun rays lighting the room with an incredible view of the Everest Panorama.
Other options are :
i. Both ways helicopters ride to Everest view Hotel spending 2-3 days and visiting nearby villages like Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche, etc.
ii. Both-way walk spending 2-3 days with short hikes
iii. Trek to Everest base camp and stay in Everest view for a few days
Iv. One-day helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp with complimentary breakfast or lunch in Everest View Hotel.
v. Everest short trek – 05 days with one night Everest view hotel stay and could be extended (helicopter ride included)
Makalu, even being the 5th highest mountain in the world, Makalu base camp is undiscovered by the tourist mass making it a less crowded destination. Many people want to have less interaction on the trail to Makalu Base Camp. This itinerary is designed to reach the Base camp of Makalu with proper acclimatization. The height of Makalu Base Camp is 4950m so trekking is slow averaging 4-5 hrs a day to maximize the opportunities to reach the Makalu Base camp Special permit is needed for this trek so you have to spend some time on Kathmandu before doing the trek. Guests are advised to travel in groups with guides rather than single.
A trek with growing popularity, the Three High Pass trek of the Everest region is one of the best Everest region side treks. People with high fitness capabilities and with regular training can perform this trek. This trek is popular because of the combination of trekking from three of the world’s highest passes and snow lakes and glaciers. Kongma Pass, Renjola pass, and Chola pass are a few of the many important passes covered within this trek. Many people prefer this trek to be added with the world’s highest base camp trek to make the all-around trek more interesting, scenic, and memorable for the future.
There are many high passes around the Everest region that are unique on their own. Some of the options are:
A)Everest Three pass trek (including three passes with Everest Base Camp Trek)
B)Gokyo Renjo-la Pass Trek
C)EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking
There are thousands of trekking agencies in Nepal so there are many fraud companies too. You should be able to find an authorized trekking company to have a good time and have optimal security during your visit to Nepal. Trekking agencies are really necessary during your trek to Nepal as different kinds of permits for National parks, conservation areas, and government taxes should also be paid so that you won’t have to face any trouble or missing documents.
Our company Life Himalaya Trekking is a government-authorized company established to provide the best tourism service to our valuable guests. We can assure you to provide tourism-related permits with ease. You can enjoy your time in Nepal while we take care of the paper works. In addition, we also provide proper wages to our guides and porters and do their proper insurance.
We also hire emergency helicopters in case of high-altitude sickness or injury.
We also have a flexible itinerary i.e. our guests can spend a few days more in a particular place or avoid staying in a place to stay in another place or complete the trek early. For traveler info Life Himalaya donates 60% of the profit to the remote local community supporting poor children to go to school and livelihood projects.
Guides and porters are assets during the trek. As they give you company throughout the trek and inform you the best information about the place you visit. Guides are compulsory when you travel in most of the region. Guides ensure you reach your destination, provide you with information, decide where to stay for food and accommodations, and observe health conditions during your trek/tour/climbing. Meanwhile, porters carry your luggage so you would have maintained physical fitness.
Life Himalaya works with government license holder guides who are experienced, local, informative, different language speaking abilities with knowledge of primary treatment. and porters are joyful, friendly, and strong with medium English speaking abilities.
There are different equipment required for different tourism activities. You can consult with your trekking agencies or guides about what equipment are necessary. Walking sticks, bags, first aid kits, warm clothes, hiking shorts, thermals, and sleeping bags are a few of the necessary equipment for trekking.
Headlamps, warm woolen gloves, waterproof gloves, sunglasses, hiking boots are a few of the necessary things common for both trekking and climbing other equipment can be rented in Nepal so things like ice axe harness rope helmets and are provided by guides before the day of the climb.
Weather in the Himalayan region of Nepal can change rapidly in a short period of time and can’t be controlled so you have to be prepared. Sometimes flights may be canceled due to bad weather so you need to have an extra few days when you travel in Nepal. Sometimes you have to take helicopters so you don’t miss your return flight to your country so carrying extra few hundred dollars each is a must
When you travel you need to think about food and water. Always try to have healthy food, and green vegetables and try to avoid meat at high altitudes. Use bottled water or use water purifying drops in water before you drink and never drink water directly from taps and natural sources. Chocolates and dry fruits like almonds and cashews can be used as energy boosters so carrying them may be useful.
Different varieties of foods are available like noodles, pasta, roti, local dal bhaat, potato, curries, and different meat. After 3000m you should avoid eating meat as they are not properly stored. To know more about food and drink please visit our blog Foods and Drinks available on Everest Trek
Life Himalaya trekking provides airport pick-up and drops services for both international and domestic flights, duffle bags, a Life Himalaya t-shirt, and a trek certificate after completing the trek as amenities.
Most of the Himalayan region are restricted area so you have to follow rules and regulations. Always take information before you do something that you think is against the rules. Avoid bringing rocks, natural herbs, or man-made artifacts from the area. You can also know more about the rules while having a talk with the manager. Altitude sickness
Due to thin air, difficulty in breathing can cause Altitude sickness. It can cause life-threatening problems so you have to be aware of its cause, effect, and preventive measures to perform immediate actions. Emergency oxygen gas cans which are available in different hotels and also in base camps and rescue helicopters also should be considered as options during such emergencies. To know more about it please check out our blog about altitude sickness:
How to Avoid Altitude Sickness in Everest Region Trek?
Everest side treks are suitable for all age groups with plenty of holiday time and good physical fitness. The adventure begins with a time form and your interest but you must need your fitness and budget (Money). With your valuable time, you can make your Everest site trek longer or shorter. As a trekker, if you do not wish to go to all the places once you could only trek to your interest places.
The side trek itinerary includes less visited routes as well must famous places such as Tengboche monastery, Everest base camp, Gokyo lake, and Kala Patthar (5545m height.) Island peak base camp and the most beautiful mountain in the world base camp Amadablam. The short itinerary begins arriving at Kathmandu international airport and another return flight to the world’s most adventurous airport Lukla
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival picks up from airport and hotel transfer.
Day 02: Meet with guide and trek preparation with KTM city world heritage site tour.
Day 03: Early morning flight to Lukla 35min and trek to Phakding village.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m via Monjo and Jorsalle village.
Day 05: Namche acclimatization day visit Khumjung village, Everest view hotel, and Hilary museum. Visit the monastery, chortens local markets, and see the lifestyle of Himalayan people
Day 06: Namche bazaar to Thame 3750m visits the oldest monastery of Khumbu Everest area and sherpa settlements.
Day 07: Thame to Marulung 4137m
Day 08: Marlung to Gokyo Lake 4750m via the most beautiful Renjola Pass (5345M)
Day 09: Day visit around Gokyo valley visit Gokyo Ri (peak) 5357m and stay acclimatized.
Day 10: Gokyo to the fifth lake and return to Gokyo and trek to Thangnag 4700m
Day 11: Thangnak to Dzongla (4,830 m/15,847 ft.) via Cho La Pass (5,387 m/17,673 ft.) to 6-8 hrs.
Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4,930 m/16,170 ft.) 4-5 hrs.
Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,170 m/16,961 ft.) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft.) and again back to Gorak Shep 6-8 hrs.
Day 14: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft.) and trek to Lobuche (4,930 m/16,170 ft.)
Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung (4,743 m/15,560 ft.) via Kongma La pass (5,535 m/ 18,150 ft.) to Island Peak Base Camp and return to Chhukung (4,743 m/15,560 ft.)
Day 16: Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche village 4010m
Day 17:Today early morning we trek from Pangboche to Amadablam base camp 4500m.
Day 18: Amadablam base camp to Namche Bazaar.
Day 19: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
Day 20: Today early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 21: Final Departure.
Life Himalaya Trekking organizes the trek with expert local guides and porters if on the above itinerary you wish to add any external route, or climb a 6000m peaks please feel free to inquiry or visit the link below
A. Everest Three High Passes Trek with Island Peak Climbing
B. Everest Three Peak climbing Mera, Island, Lobuche Peak
C. Everest Three base camp and three pass trekking