When people think of Best View of Mount Everest from Nepal they often have visions of being kitted out in crampons, thick mountaineering jackets and goggles on an ice encrusted face after weeks of trekking. Nepal can offer this scenario, but there are also far easier ways to see, experience and enjoy Mount Everest!
For those with limited time on their hands, taking a Mountain Flight from Kathmandu is by far the easiest and quickest way to see Everest. It’s as simple as arriving in Kathmandu on day one and booking a flight for the next morning. You’ll be flying right beside the worlds highest peaks including an up close fly-by of Everest.
These are some of the best view of Mount Everest Nepal from where you can witness the perpetual murky sunrise and sunset view over the gargantuan mountain peaks of Nepal. If you are also chaser of sunrise and sunset and at the same time love mountain peaks then you should visit one of the places mentioned above. These places bring the pleasant beauty of mountains and the serene ambiance of intact Mother Nature.
Everest region is home to four of the six highest mountains in the world — Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. The major highlight of trekking in the foothills of Everest is to relish the awe-inspiring outlook of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. On any given day, the glimpses of the rugged mountains flourish through the pristine landscape of the Khumbu region. However, there are few amazing places in Everest especially pronounced to offering the great spectacles of the Himalayas. Here is our pick on the best view of Mount Everest from Nepal along with the instructions on how to navigate them:
Best View of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar (18,208ft/5,550m)Kala Patthar (also known as Kala Pattar or Kalapatar). The meaning of the Kala Patthar is the black rock from where you can see the highest mountain in the world from very close. Kala Patthar is the most famous viewpoint in Nepal offering the closest spectacles of Mt. Everest along with a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding Himalayas. At the elevation of 5,550m, Kala Patthar marks as the highest elevation point in the Everest Base Camp trek.
Visiting Kala Patthar needs at least 14-16 days for the round trip of the Everest base camp trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, this leads the trail from Lukla after flying by small plane every morning. The alternative way of visiting the Kala Patthar for fast and easy is: by taking a helicopter directly from Kathmandu.
Best View of Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri (17,575ft/5,357m)
Gokyo Peak is a 5,357 m-high peak in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. It is located on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal and reputed to be the largest in the whole Himalayas.
Gokyo Ri is another, equally impressive, yet far-less crowded view point in the Everest. Although Gokyo Ri is slightly farther away, many argue that the scenery from this viewpoint is even better than that from Kala Patthar. At the elevation of 5,360m, Gokyo Ri offers a picturesque mountainscape of four 8000m peaks — Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), and Cho Oyu (8,201m) along with the rare sights of Gokyo lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas.
The views of Gokyo Ri, its treks and also its lakes are the things which make this trekking camp unique. The trip of Gokyo Ri Trek is of 14 days. This trip of 14 days begins from Kathmandu where the tourists are made to visit various heritage sites. This trek of Gokyo Ri and its lakes is an excellent alternative to the classic trekking camps of Everest and Kanchenjunga. This Gokyo Ri Trek and the Gokyo lakes are for those people who are interested in walking in the region of Everest without thinking about reaching towards the base camp of Everest.
Best View of Mount Everest from Farak Ri, Kongde (15,354ft/4,680m)
Kongde is an exhilarating experience in off-the-beaten mountain trails along the ancient trading routes of Khumbu region. A short hike to a local viewpoint of Farak Ri offers spectacular views unparalleled across the Everest region.
In Kongde, you’ll check in to your beautiful luxury lodge (situated at 13,944 feet/ 4,250 m), where you’ll enjoy the next two nights. Have a hot shower, settle in, then head outside to drink in some of the best panoramas in the Everest region. The spectacular view looks right across the valley to Namche and beyond to Thyangboche, with a backdrop of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam.
Best View of Mount Everest from Tengboche (12,687ft/ 3,867m)Tengboche Village is another best view point located on the ridge above Namche Bazaar at the elevation of 3,867m. Enclosed by the religious and cultural ambiance, Tengboche is home to the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region.
Tengboche village rewards the trekkers with stunning views of colossal mountains including Thamserku (6,623m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), Khumbila (5,761m), Kusum Kanguru (6,367m), Kangtega (6,782m), and Taboche (6,542m). With an incredible close-up view of the world’s most beautiful mountain, Ama Dablam (6,812m), Tengboche deserves a spot on our comprehensive list of best viewpoints of Everest trek.
Tengboche also offers Everest Base Camp trekkers their first views of Everest itself (apparently something you can’t see from Everest Base Camp). You can only see the tip, but the feeling is somewhere between cool and surreal (as is usually the case with just the tip). To know you’re looking at the highest place on Earth (while at the same time making you realize that your existence is meaningless).
Best View of Mount Everest from Pikey Peak (4,065 m / 13336 ft)Pikey Peak, also known as Pikey Danda, is an elevation of 4,065 meters and is the best place to view the Himalayas in Nepal. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Lhotse, Makalu, Annapurna, Gauri Shanker, Thamserku, Mera Peak, and several other peaks appear in front of your eyes once you arrive at Pikey Peak.
If you’re looking for a short trek in the Everest region near Kathmandu, this is a great place to explore. This is one of the best offbeat short treks in Nepal with clear views of Everest (weather permitting). It is also offbeat, so is very interesting!.
The trail passes through beautiful settlements and you can visit the ancient Buddhist Monastery of Thupten Chholing and enjoy the unique Sherpa culture. During the festival season in August cleansing rituals at the sacred lakes are performed with several important Shamans.
If you’re looking to incorporate any of these views during your trip to Nepal, get in touch with Trekking in Nepal, who can help you organize your trek and set you up with Nepal’s best guides.