The Hotel Everest View, situated at 3880 m/12729.66 feet, is the highest-placed hotel in the world. It is on Syangboche Hill Station and opened in 1971. The Hotel was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2004 as the world’s highest-elevated hotel. The hotel is made with great engineering, so you can see the world’s highest mountain, Everest, from each room. An open terraced yard offers magnificent views of high snow-capped mountains, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Khangteka, Thamserku, Taboche, and more, including Everest. You can also see the outstanding Tengboche hill station with its ancient monastery, Khumbu Valley, Pangboche, Phortse Villages, Mong Hill, green vegetation, and captivating landscapes from this hotel.
You can hike up to this hotel from Namche Bazaar and Khumjung Village; however, most people hike from Namche Bazaar on the 3rd day during the Everest Base Camp trek and other magnificent trekking trails in the Everest Himalayas for altitude practice.
Before talking about the hike’s distance and walking duration, let’s talk about why you hike to Everest View Hotel from Namche Bazaar on the 3rd trekking day of the Everest Base Camp trek. You visit this hill station for acclimatization before you trek to higher elevations. This day walk may be very helpful to adjust altitude and protect against Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). What is the AMS? Check it out below:
Due to the lack of oxygen and the high atmospheric pressure at higher elevations, most people have some difficulty breathing. Not all trekkers suffer badly from the altitude, but some might have the worst time at the altitude. Mountain Sickness is not a sudden matter, so there will be some earlier symptoms. Trekkers feel headaches, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, fatigue, and more at higher altitudes. It mainly affects the brain and lungs, which are affected by cerebral edema and pulmonary edema, respectively.
Acclimatization hikes prevent AMS, which is why you hike to Hotel Everest View from Namche Bazaar during the Everest Base Camp trek on day 3. It makes your body prepared for the higher elevations, and there will be fewer chances of suffering from altitude sickness.
You land at this place during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour for a breakfast stop after the Base Camp and Kala Patthar visits. Most Everest travelers walk to this Hotel from Namche Bazar.
Namche Bazaar to Everest View Hotel Altitude Practice Hike
Check out a short list of Hotel Everest View hikes from Namche Bazaar for altitude practice below:
- Everest Base Camp Trek Day 3: Hiking to Everest View Hotel
- Starting and Ending Location: Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11286.09 feet)
- Acclimatization Hike Location: Hotel Everest View (3880 m/12729.66 feet)
- Walking Distance: 5.4 km/3.3554 miles
- Walking Hours: 3–4 hours (round trip)
- Elevation Gain: 440 m/1443.57 feet
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Namche Bazaar to Hotel Everest View Hiking Detail
You start hiking from Namche Bazaar, which is 3440 m (11286.09 feet) above sea level, and reach Hotel Everest View at 3880 m (12729.66 feet) in 3–4 hours. It means you gain 440 m (1443.57 feet) of elevation. After enjoying magnificent views and being well acclimatized, you hike back to Namche Bazaar to stay. You may hike back the same way you walked on the way up, or you may visit Khumjung Village and trek to Namche through different trails. Khumjung Village is the biggest Sherpa Village in the Everest Region, where you can see the skull of a Yeti inside a monastery.
After breakfast in the lodge, where you stay in Namche Bazaar, you start hiking towards Hotel Everest View through the town on the ascending part for around 20 minutes to get to the top of this village. You see Buddhist mantras painted on the huge Mane Rock and Mani Wheel at the top, from where the flat part to the right goes toward Tengboche. You take the left through a steep trail to Syangboche Airport, which takes another half an hour.
After Syangboche Airport, you still have an ascending trail for another half an hour to Sherpa Resort, from where you see magnificent views of Mt. Kusum Kangaroo, Kongde, Thamserku, Khangteka, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, and many other high snow-capped mountains. You will also see captivating landscapes and lots of Yak-made lines while they walk around for grass.
You reach Hotel Everest View after walking half an hour on the flat part from Sherpa Resort and enter the hotel to go to its terrace, from where you see outstanding views. You can have hot drinks while enjoying the views here and hike back to Namche Bazaar following the same trail, or hike lower to Khumjung village. If you hike to Khumjung, you visit a Buddhist monastery, where you see the Yeti Skull, and have lunch here before returning to Namche through a different route.
Clothes to wear and things to take for the hike
What you wear for the Everest View Hotel hike depends on the weather and temperature. If you are walking in the spring, in April and May, you can even wear shorts while walking, but you must take long sleeves and a light jacket. When you reach the hotel and rest for a while to explore the views, you might feel cold, so you can wear them at that time. April still offers cold temperatures, so wearing long sleeves is suggested for this hike.
The Autumn and Winter months are colder from October to February, so you must wear thermal layers, long sleeves, a down jacket, a winter hat, and gloves. You won’t have a place to buy water before reaching Sherpa Resort for about 2 hours, so you must take at least a liter of water from Namche Bazaar before you start hiking.
Trekking Packages in the Everest Region that take you to the Everest View Hotel
There are numerous outstanding trekking routes in the Everest Himalayas, which take you to the Hotel Everest View Hotel from Namche Bazaar during the acclimatization hike on the third day. You have already noted the benefits of this hike, so check the trekking packages below to see if you have the opportunity to hike to Everest View Hotel now:
- Everest Three High Passes Trek
- Cho La Pass Trek
- Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek
- Gokyo Lakes Trek
- Renjo La Pass Trek
- Everest View Trek
Besides the above-mentioned trekking packages, you also reach this luxury lodge while you are on your way to climb Island Peak and Lobuche Peak.
Hotel Everest View Cost
Hotel Everest View
The price to stay one night in Hotel Everest View is 300–400 USD for one night without food and with food. Some people might be interested in seeing evening views of the mountains from this viewpoint and spending a luxury stay for at least one night during the Everest Base Camp trek, so we arrange an overnight stay service at the Everest View Hotel for you. You can contact us through email or WhatsApp at +977 9851043624.
Day 3 of the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary includes hiking to Hotel Everest View from Namche Bazaar. It helps adjust your body and controls Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Not just a hike for altitude practice, you will see magnificent 360° views of high snow-capped mountains, amazing landscapes, vegetation, and more. We strongly suggest taking this hike for everyone before going further up to higher elevations during any Everest Treks.