Best Mount Everest Viewpoints

Dec 27 . 2022

Most people's bucket lists include seeing Mount Everest from a Himalayan viewpoint. There are innumerable beautiful views in Nepal; thus, no list of stances will ever be perfect, but here are some of our favourites worth seeing.

Kala Patthar, Sagarmatha National Park

Kala Patthar (5,643 meters) is the place to go if you want to see Mount Everest up from proximity and personal. However, Kala Patthar is more than a standpoint. A walk to Kala Patthar is a journey you will not forget for the rest of your life, as it is taller than four of the seven peaks.

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Caption: Everest from Kala Patthar

There are two options for getting there. To begin, you may fly to Lukla or take a vehicle to Tham Danda and start trekking there. This option will take you between 12 and 14 days. Another alternative is to fly from Kathmandu or Lukla via helicopter.

Pikey Peak, Everest Region

Pikey Peak (4,065m) is one of the greatest low-Everest Region hilltops for panoramic mountain views, including Mount Everest. Pikey Peak provides a panoramic view of the Himalayas, stretching from Mount Dhaulagiri in the west to Mount Kanchenjunga in the east.

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Caption: Pikey Peak

Despite being Sir Edmund Hillary's favourite viewpoint, this mountain is rarely visited.

As a result, we highly recommend a walk to Pikey Peak if you want to explore less-visited areas in the lower Everest region. We may travel to Phaplu or Dhap and walk to Pikey Peak in six days.

Gokyo Ri, Sagarmatha National Park

Gokyo Ri, a rocky summit 5,357 meters above sea level in Gokyo valley, is a lesser-known yet excellent location for viewing Mount Everest. Gokyo Ri provides a spectacular perspective of Everest and other mountains(8,000 meters).

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Caption: Gokyo Ri

You may either walk there for 11 days via the Gokyo valley, skipping the EBC route entirely, or combine EBC and Gokyo in a 15-day epic journey. Unfortunately, helicopters do not land at the viewpoint because it is too rough and exposed.

Renjo La Pass, Sagarmatha National Park

Renjo La Pass (5,360 m) connects the Gokyo Valley to the Thame Valley and is one of Everest's three high passes. Climbing far up to Renjo La Pass behind Gokyo gives a beautiful view of Mount Everest in the distance, and it is one of the most underappreciated regions of the Everest region.

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Caption: Renjo la Pass

The views of Everest will improve as we climb further up the pass, with the glacier lake in front of Mount Everest and the other surrounding mountains. We may hike there through Namche and Gokyo Lake.

Hotel Everest View, Sagarmatha National Park

Hotel Everest View is amongst the most elegant establishments in the Everest region. This hotel opened its doors to tourists in 1971 and was acclaimed as the world's highest hotel, as claimed by The Guinness Book of World Records in 2004! It is located inside Sagarmatha National Park at Syangboche and offers a breathtaking perspective of the Himalayas.

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Caption: Hotel Everest View

Visitors may immerse themselves in this fascinating setting in luxury, with views of Mt. Everest from every accommodation. There are two options for getting to Hotel Everest View: take a helicopter from Kathmandu or Lukla, or fly to Lukla and trek for four days to Hotel Everest View.

Mount Mera, Everest Region

Mount Mera, commonly known as Mera Peak, is one of Nepal's highest hiking peaks. It affords 360-degree panoramic views of five 8000-meter mountains: Mount Everest (8,848 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,485 m), and Cho Oyu (8,201 m). 

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Caption: Mount Mera or Mera Peak

Everest may be seen north of Mera Peak, directly behind Lhotse's enormous, unclimbed south face and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge. We recommend you set aside 18 days to conquer Mount Mera.

Sagarmatha National Park Museum

We will arrive at Namche Bazaar on the second day of our trip to Everest Base Camp. You can see Mount Everest in the distance for around 30 minutes from Namche to the Sagarmatha National Park Museum. From here, you can see Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse.

Nagarkot, Kathmandu Valley

Nagarkot Hilltop is the most excellent alternative for anyone who wants to see spectacular mountain ranges, including Mount Everest, but needs more time to hike Everest Region. This lovely hill resort is nestled on a hill just outside Kathmandu and is only a one-hour drive away.

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Caption: Nagarkot

You may stay here overnight and enjoy the breathtaking Himalayan views from your balcony. Then, if you have time, consider adding a few more days to explore the region properly.