Best Viewpoints of Mount Everest

Best Viewpoints of Mount Everest

an enjoyable walk to the best viewpoints for the excellent sight of Mt. Everest’

Best Viewpoints of Mount Everest, an exciting journey of moderate to adventurous grade trekking. Where one can enjoy pleasant walks to scenic spots for glorious views of the world’s highest Mt. Everest.

Most travelers might be unaware of where and how to get closer and in front of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest. Besides, mountaineering expedition trekkers have the opportunity to enjoy views of Mt. Everest from various perspectives.

Best Viewpoints of Mount Everest, an excellent guideline for all wide-world travelers as well for all age-group. Visitors to Nepal who are keen and interested in being within the shade of Everest, where one can choose from several options. 

From long to short treks per your duration and holidays in Nepal, where one can fully enjoy the trek. We have set the program to help and guide you to beautiful scenic spots, to experience grand views and local culture.

From the beginning of trekking, one can enjoy lovely surrounding views as you walk through from one village to another. Where route leads you on a pleasant trail as altitude gains slowly, as you enjoy spectacular scenery and views of Mt. Everest. 

On reaching your desired destinations at scenic view-points, and get overwhelmed with beautiful views of the world’s highest peaks including Everest.

We have lined grand places to catch immense views of Mt. Everest with other giant peaks that surround you on the trek. From a few day’s walks to Namche Bazaar, where one can continue to scenic Thyangboche and as far to Kalapathar hill. The highest points of the adventure for the closest views of Mt. Everest are within a stone’s throw distance. After a glorious time around Khumbu Valley and in the comfort of a lovely local lodge, return journey to Lukla. Next early morning a sweeping short flight with the last view of Mt. Everest brings you to Kathmandu. 

The following viewpoints allow you to see Mt. Everest after a great scenic and pleasant to Namche Bazaar and beyond.

Namche Bazaar has the best views of Mt. Everest:

On Route Namche Bazaar, Top of Namche Bazaar Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter and Everest View Hotel.

The trek to Namche Bazaar starts from Lukla at 2,820 m after a short scenic flight from Kathmandu. Lukla is a gateway town for various adventure destinations around the high Khumbu and Everest region, where most treks start and end.

An enjoyable walk through nice cultural Sherpa villages steeped with interesting Buddhist religious monuments, following the glacial Dudh Kosi River. 

The first overnight stop in Phakding, at a height of 2,640 m high located on a gorge of Dudh Kosi River. From Phakding walk takes you further high to Namche Bazaar, which starts with a lovely gradual walk for the first half. 

The walk continues to Monjo village and then enters Sagarmatha National Park, designated as a World Heritage Site.

As well one of the world’s highest national parks with an area of 1,148 sq. km, with the highest peak Mt. Sagarmatha / Everest. Includes well-known peaks Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, Khangtiaga, and Gyachung Kang. Trek follows the river past the last Jorsalle village and then the climb begins after crossing the last bridge to Namche Bazaar.

On the walk to Namche enjoy the first view of Mt. Everest if the day is fine and clear, especially morning time. The right spot for an excellent view of Mt. Everest is an hour before Namche Bazaar. Enjoy a refreshing rest at a place called Thoop Danda, after a tough climb from the river valley below. A nice scenic place and a popular rest spot for trekkers going up or downhill, as it offers excellent views.

Mt Everest View from Thoop Danda
Mt Everest View from Thoop Danda

From Thoop Danda at about 3, 170 m high, enjoy grand views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse in the north. Includes views of Kongde towards the south, with Thermasarkhu and Kusum-Kanguru in the east direction.

After enjoying the views on a clear day, an hour or more reach you at Namche Bazaar. Where all houses serve as lodges, and hotels are placed in an amphitheater position, Namche Bazaar famous and popular town village among trekkers.  

Normally all trekkers spend an extra day in Namche Bazaar at 3,440 m for acclimatization before heading further north.

At Namche Bazaar perspective Everest viewpoints, walk uphill for half an hour to the top ridge near Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters. 

Enjoy a grand panorama of Mt. Everest with the adjoining snow mountain range, which includes a bird s-eye view of Namche Bazaar. Spend the morning with glorious scenery and visit the park museum nearby an interesting place to gain knowledge of the Everest region.

The next place for super views of Everest is from Everest View Hotel, an hour or more climb to Syangboche. Which has an old small airstrip, built to charter planes for customers of Everest View Hotel in the early days. From Syangboche airfield 45 45-minute gradual uphill walk to the entrance of the hotel established in early 1971.

Everest View Hotel was listed on the Guinness Book of World Records in 2004, as the world’s highest hotel at 3,880 m high. Enjoy an excellent view of Mt. Everest as you enjoy a warm cup of tea/coffee and other refreshments. 

From Everest View Hotel one can spend overnight or retrace back to Namche Bazaar, an optional walk to Khumjung and Khunde villages.

Tengboche Monastery for Everest Panorama:

A lovely scenic walk from Namche Bazaar, the route leads on a gradual winding trail facing exceptional scenery with Everest in view. After a pleasant morning trek, the afternoon walk leads to climbing for a few hours within nice woods to reach the beautiful place of Tengboche.

The first sight upon reaching Tengboche is a colorful monastery facing views of majestic Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. Enjoy the time of your life in this spectacular scenic spot surrounded by lovely forests and Snow Mountains.

Tengboche is one of the highlights of the Everest base camp trek and other most popular treks for trekkers with limited holidays, the whole trip of a week duration.

At Tengboche with time to visit its fascinating monastery interior where once a year a religious event takes place. The festival is called Mani-Rimdu in October or early November as per the Buddhism Lunar calendar.

Tengboche is a lovely scenic spot to witness local Sherpa and Buddhist culture at the height of 3,867 m. After views of Everest panorama return journey on the same way back to Lukla or carry on to Kalapathar Hill.    

Kalapathar Hill Top Closest View-Point of Everest: 

The most exciting place to view Mt. Everest at a close distance is Kalapathar Hill Top. The highest spot at 5,644 m / 18, 517 feet, the new height has been revised from the previous 5,545 m. 

To reach Kalapathar Hill-top, a walk starts from Lukla to Namche Bazaar after spending a few days in Namche continue the trek to Tengboche. After enjoying views of Everest and the range of peaks at Tengboche, the walk follows to a higher barren country.   

 Spending overnights in Dingboche or Pheriche and Lobuche, the trek continues towards a high trail through glaciers and moraine to reach Gorakshep.

Gorakshep at 5, 180 m, located at the base of Kalapathar hill as well on route to Everest base camp. The best time to reach Kalapathar hilltop for the best views is early morning, as it gets very windy in the afternoon time.

Optional walk in the afternoon to Everest base camp, although not the best for a view of Mt. Everest. However, one can enjoy the hike and be at the base of the world’s number one Mt. Everest. 

Next, early morning, climb for a few hours to reach Kalapathar Hill at the highest point of the adventure. Enjoy glorious views of giant snow-capped mountains that encircle you and face the closest look of Mt. Everest.

After a great enjoyable moment with stunning views of Mt. Everest at stone’s throw distance return journey to Lukla.

Grand view of Mt. Everest from Gokyo-Ri, Renjo-la, and at Gokyo 5th Lake: 

View From Gokyo Ri

Besides excellent views of Mt. Everest from Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Kalapathar, other great viewpoints are around Gokyo Valley.

From Namche Bazaar having acclimatization days with short walks around its best view-points, start the adventure to Gokyo Valley.

Trek leads on the main scenic trail for a few hours, as the route diverts from the major path. Then climb an hour or more to Mong Hill, facing grand views of snow peaks with Mt. Everest. The walk continues down to Dudh Kosi River gorge, following the quiet trail on a less busy route to Gokyo Valley. As climb leads past Dole, Machhermo then to beautiful scenic Gokyo Valley with glacial lovely lakes.   

At Gokyo enjoy grand views of Mt. Cho-Oyo world 6th highest, with other adjoining peaks in the comfort of a nice lodge.

Next early morning, a steep climb of more than two hours to reach Gokyo-Ri at 5,367 m. The view top offers a stunning panorama of the world’s highest mountain range from Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Mt. Cho-Oyo to Mt. Makalu.

The view includes the whole of Gokyo valley, the lakes with Nepal Himalayas’ longest Ngozumba glacier after an exciting moment descend to Gokyo. 

While at Gokyo, the next best place for the closest views of Mt. Everest beside Gokyo-Ri is a hike to Gokyo 5th Lake. Start the walk early in the morning with a packed lunch as it is a long day of more than 6 hours of walks both ways. Hike towards the north-west following the Ngozumba glacier and moraine all the way to 
Gokyo 5th Lake at nearly 5,100 m.

The Gokyo 5th Lake, is located near the Mt. Cho-Oyu base camp on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Enjoy full grand views of Mt. Everest with the south and north col with other adjoining peaks. After a glorious and tough day hike return to Gokyo for an overnight and onward journey back to Lukla.

Trek to Renjo-la pass at 5,340 m high, another exciting viewpoint within the Gokyo area. From Gokyo start an early morning walk past the Gokyo main lake and then a steep climb of a few hours. On reaching Renjo-La pass top, enjoy the spectacular panorama of giant snow-capped peaks with majestic Mt. Everest.

After a mind-blowing view of the world’s four highest Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and Makalu head down towards Thame village and then back to Lukla. 

Conclusion on best View Points of Mt. Everest:

Overall Everest Region is a spectacular trek enriched with age-old, culture, where all visitors are greeted with warm traditional hospitality. As you trek throughout the trip in the close shadow of mighty Everest with the present revised height of 8,848.86 meters and 29,031.69 feet.

We have various trips from short moderate to long adventurous treks around the Everest region, which you can find on our website and home Page…

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