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Max. Elevation
3380 m / 11089 ft
Group size
Min 2+
Level
Easy
Transportation
Domestic flight and all ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Trip Route

Highlights

  • Stunning vistas of hundreds of peaks in the Everest region.
  • Experience a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, offering spectacular aerial views of the Himalayas.
  • Encounter the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people and immerse yourself in their unique cultural traditions.
  • Explore the vibrant market town of Namche Bazaar, nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Everest region.
  • Enjoy stunning vistas of Mount Everest and other Himalayan giants from vantage points like Hotel Everest View.
  • Visit the iconic Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual sanctuary set against the backdrop of majestic peaks.
  • Trek through picturesque landscapes adorned with rhododendron forests, meandering rivers, and traditional Sherpa villages.

Overview

The Everest Short Trek offers an exhilarating glimpse into the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of the Everest region within a relatively shorter time frame. Spanning over a course of around 8 days, this trek is perfect for those seeking a taste of the Himalayan adventure without committing to a longer expedition.

The journey commences with your arrival in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal. After a day of acclimatization and trekking preparation, you embark on an early morning flight to Lukla, a picturesque mountain town situated amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas. The flight itself is an adventure, providing awe-inspiring aerial views of the majestic mountains before landing at one of the world's most thrilling airports.

From Lukla, the trekking adventure officially begins as you traverse the scenic trails towards Phakding. Passing through verdant forests, crossing suspension bridges over the gushing Dudh Koshi River, and encountering traditional Sherpa villages, each step brings you closer to the heart of the Himalayas. Along the way, you are greeted by the warm hospitality of the locals, providing a glimpse into their unique way of life.

Continuing onwards, the trail leads to Namche Bazaar, the bustling gateway to the Everest region. Here, amidst the backdrop of towering peaks, you have the opportunity to acclimatize and explore the vibrant market streets filled with colorful stalls selling traditional handicrafts, trekking gear, and local delicacies. The following days offer a gradual ascent towards Tengboche, passing through enchanting landscapes adorned with rhododendron forests and meandering rivers.

One of the highlights of the trek is the visit to the iconic Hotel Everest View, offering unparalleled vistas of Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks. As you ascend higher, the air becomes crisper, and the panoramas more majestic, providing a truly humbling experience amidst nature's grandeur.

The journey culminates with a visit to the renowned Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual sanctuary nestled amidst the towering peaks. Here, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings and witness the rich Buddhist heritage of the region.

After basking in the spiritual ambiance of Tengboche, the trek retraces its steps back to Lukla, offering a final opportunity to savor the beauty of the Himalayan landscapes before bidding farewell to the mountains. A scenic flight back to Kathmandu marks the conclusion of the Everest Short Trek, leaving you with cherished memories of an unforgettable Himalayan adventure.

Difficulty Level of Everest Short Trek
Physical Fitness Requirements
Despite being a shorter trek, the Everest Short Trek demands a reasonable level of physical fitness. Trekkers should be prepared for daily hikes of moderate intensity, covering varied terrain including steep ascents and descents. Engaging in regular cardio exercises and strength training prior to the trek can significantly enhance one's endurance and stamina.

Altitude Sickness Concerns
Altitude sickness is a potential risk for trekkers in the Everest region due to the high elevation. It's crucial to acclimatize properly by gradually ascending and allowing the body to adjust to the thinning air. Trekkers are advised to stay hydrated, maintain a steady pace, and listen to their bodies for any signs of altitude sickness, such as headaches or nausea.

Best Time for Everest Short Trek
The best time to embark on the Everest Short Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions with clear skies and moderate temperatures, providing optimal visibility of the breathtaking mountain scenery. Additionally, the trails are less crowded during these times, allowing for a more peaceful and enjoyable trekking experience.

Permits Required for Everest Short Trek
Before setting out on the Everest Short Trek, trekkers must obtain the necessary permits. The two main permits required are the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits ensure that trekkers contribute to the conservation efforts of the region and receive support in case of emergencies.

Accommodations and Meals during the Trek
During the Everest Short Trek, trekkers can expect to stay in tea houses or lodges along the trail. These accommodations offer basic yet comfortable amenities, including cozy bedrooms and communal dining areas. Meals typically consist of hearty Nepali and Tibetan cuisine, providing trekkers with the sustenance needed to fuel their journey.

Best Viewpoints of Everest
While trekking in the Everest region, there are several spectacular viewpoints that offer panoramic vistas of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. Some of the best viewpoints include Everest View Hotel, Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Ri. These vantage points provide trekkers with awe-inspiring sights that make the journey truly unforgettable.

Packing List for Everest Short Trek
Before embarking on the Everest Short Trek, it's essential to pack wisely and efficiently. A comprehensive packing list may include:
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Lightweight and breathable clothing layers
  • Warm insulated jacket
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • First aid kit
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Headlamp or flashlight

Ensuring that you have all the necessary gear and essentials will contribute to a safe and enjoyable trekking experience in the Everest region.

Is the Everest Short Trek suitable for beginners?
While the Everest Short Trek is shorter in duration compared to other treks in the region, it still requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and preparation. Beginners should assess their fitness levels and consult with experienced trekkers or guides before undertaking the journey.

Are there any age restrictions for the Everest Short Trek?
There are no specific age restrictions for the Everest Short Trek; however, trekkers should consider their own physical abilities and health conditions before embarking on the journey. It's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before undertaking any strenuous activities at high altitudes.

What is the accommodation like during the Everest Short Trek?
Accommodations during the Everest Short Trek typically consist of tea houses or lodges along the trail. These accommodations offer basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and shared restroom facilities. While the facilities may vary in comfort and cleanliness, they provide a cozy retreat for trekkers after a day of hiking.

How do I prepare for altitude sickness during the Everest Short Trek?
To prepare for altitude sickness, trekkers should acclimatize gradually by ascending at a steady pace and allowing the body to adjust to the thinning air. It's essential to stay hydrated, avoid overexertion, and listen to your body for any signs of altitude sickness, such as headaches or nausea.

Can I hire a guide for the Everest Short Trek?
Yes, hiring a guide for the Everest Short Trek is highly recommended, especially for inexperienced trekkers. Experienced guides not only provide navigation and logistical support but also offer valuable insights into the local culture, history, and geography of the region, enriching the overall trekking experience.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day resting and exploring the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, soaking in the bustling atmosphere and cultural richness of the city.

Today is dedicated to trekking preparation. You will meet your trekking guide and fellow trekkers for a briefing session, where you will receive information about the trekking route, necessary gear, and safety precautions. You can also use this day to purchase any last-minute trekking equipment or explore Kathmandu further.

After an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, known for its challenging airstrip amidst the Himalayas, you will begin your trek to Phakding. The flight offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range. Upon landing in Lukla, you will embark on a scenic trek to Phakding, passing through picturesque villages and crossing suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight stay in Phakding.

Today's trek takes you from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the bustling hub of the Khumbu region. The trail meanders through lush forests, crossing several suspension bridges and offering glimpses of Mount Everest and other surrounding peaks. As you ascend higher, you will notice a change in landscape and vegetation. Upon reaching Namche Bazaar, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Himalayas. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Leaving Namche Bazaar behind, you will trek towards Tengboche, passing through serene forests and picturesque villages. Along the way, you will make a stop at Hotel Everest View for breathtaking views of Everest and other Himalayan peaks. Continuing your trek, you will reach Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, offering stunning vistas of Ama Dablam and Everest. Overnight stay in Tengboche.

Today, you will retrace your steps back to Monjo, enjoying the familiar trails and scenic views along the way. Passing through Namche Bazaar, you can take a break to explore the bustling market and restock on supplies. The trek back to Monjo offers ample opportunities to soak in the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape and reflect on your trekking adventure. Overnight stay in Monjo.

Continuing your descent, you will trek back to Lukla, marking the end of your trekking journey. The trail winds through lush forests and picturesque villages, offering a final glimpse of the majestic mountains. Upon reaching Lukla, you can celebrate your successful trek with your fellow trekkers and indulge in a well-deserved rest. Overnight stay in Lukla.

In the morning, you will catch a short flight back to Kathmandu, where you can spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city further. You may choose to visit cultural landmarks such as Swayambhunath Stupa or Bhaktapur Durbar Square, or simply unwind at your hotel. In the evening, you can enjoy a farewell dinner with your trekking companions, reminiscing about your Everest short trek experience.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey. As you bid farewell to Nepal, you carry with you memories of an unforgettable trekking adventure in the Himalayas.

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Includes

  • All arrival and departure transportation from the airport to hotel and vice versa.
  • 3*** (Three Star) Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis. 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu. 
  • All applicable trekking permits including Sagarmatha National Park fees.
  • Full board on trekking staying in best available lodge includes breakfast, lunch and dinner with afternoon refreshment tea / coffee.
  • Service of guide, porters includes daily wages, meals, accommodation, transportation allowance and medical insurance only for field staff / porter.
  • Welcome or farewell group dinner, with a briefing regarding the treks.
  • Comprehensive medical kit carried by our guide throughout the trek.
  • On sightseeing tours private vehicles as per size of a group with city guide.

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa, Medical / Travel Insurance.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and expenses of personal nature like laundry etc.
  • Single room in Kathmandu and on treks where available at extra cost.
  • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation and Helicopter Service.
  • Personal trek gear, sleeping bags, duvet / down jackets, kit / duffel bags.     
  • Extra snacks and other refreshment, including drinking water at own expenses.
  • Early return from the trek due to personal reason or sickness, the client have to bear extra expenses oneself. (To be claimed from your insurance).
  • Personal Medical Kit, as per your doctor advice.
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