For those avid walkers wishing to see Mt Everest with their own eyes, this trek, covering part of the route to Everest Base Camp, takes you to the village of Tengboche, offering those once-in-a lifetime views. Certainly still a significant physical challenge, you will climb to 3,860m above sea level. The pace, however, is gentle enough to acclimatise well, and ensure you enjoy every single step and majestic view along the way.
Your route begins from Lukla, where a relatively easy start will see you hiking roughly three hours to a guesthouse in the Himalayan village of Phakding. The following day involves a challenging though rewarding climb, finishing at Namche Bazaar where you’ll stay for two nights, to get acclimatised to the altitude. From here, the remainder of your expedition is a magical mix of gentle trails, otherworldly viewpoints and a visit to the high-altitude monastery of Tengboche; truly unforgettable.