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Everest Short Trek

8 Days

The Everest short trek provides a beautiful adventure in the Himalayas. This journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the trek officially commences. With each step, trekkers are greeted by views of snowy peaks, forests, and villages. Along the way, accommodations in cozy tea houses offer a warm place. The tea houses allow trekkers to relax in the local culture and hospitality.

Highlights of Everest short trek include Namche Bazaar, a busy market town in the mountains. Another highlight is Tengboche Monastery, a Buddhist monastery offering panoramic views of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Each day brings new challenges and wins, gathering in the ultimate reward: reaching the Everest View Hotel. There, trekkers treat themselves to views of the world’s highest peak.

Finally, as the journey draws to a close, trekkers return back to Lukla, reflecting on the memories made and the bonds made along the way. With a sense of accomplishment and a newfound appreciation for the beauty of the Himalayas, trekkers return to Kathmandu, forever carrying the spirit of Everest within them. In Everest, within the beauty of the Himalayas, trekkers have not only discovered the power of nature but also the strength of the human spirit.

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  • English
  • Spring, Autumn
  • Land, Flight
  • Moderate to high
  • Provided, local cuisine
  • Guided trek

Overview

The Everest short trek is not without its challenges, as trekkers have to climb steep mountains, terrain, and unpredictable weather. Yet, with each obstacle overcome, they come forward stronger, more resilient, and more familiar to the mountains. Along the way, encounters with local Sherpa communities offer glimpses into a way of life untouched by time, where simplicity remains high, and human connection is cherished above all else.

Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu, situated at 1350 meters above sea level, the bustling capital city of Nepal.

Enjoy a full day of guided sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley, discovering its rich cultural heritage and ancient landmarks.

Take a scenic 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and commence a 3-4 hour trek to Phakding, located at an altitude of 2610 meters.

Trek for 5-6 hours from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Sherpa market town nestled at 3440 meters.

Acclimatize by hiking to the Hotel Everest View and exploring the charming villages of Khumjung and Khunde.

Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, a journey of 6-7 hours through picturesque mountain trails.

Return to Kathmandu with a 35-minute scenic flight from Lukla, completing the Everest Short Trek experience.

Depart from Kathmandu, concluding the memorable adventure in the Himalayas.

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Tea house accommodation along the trail for 7 nights
  • All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Guide and porter for the trekking (1 porter for two people a porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Down jacket, a sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
  • All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
  • First Aid service in case of minor injuries
  • Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters

Excludes

  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft, or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Nepal entry visa fee

FAQs

What is the best time of year to do the Everest Short Trek?

The best time for the Everest Short Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November.

What is the difficulty level of the Everest Short Trek?

The Everest Short Trek is considered moderately challenging. While it does not involve extreme altitude gains like longer treks, participants should be prepared for varying terrain, altitude changes, and moderate physical exertion.

Do I need prior trekking experience to undertake the Everest Short Trek?

While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is recommended that participants have a reasonable level of fitness and stamina. Regular physical activity and some hiking experience would be beneficial.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the Everest Short Trek?

The Everest Short Trek typically reaches a maximum altitude of around 3,860 meters (12,664 feet). While this is lower than some other treks in the region, altitude effects can still be experienced, so acclimatization remains crucial.

Are permits required for the Everest Short Trek?

Yes, permits are required for trekking in the Everest region. You will need to obtain both the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. Our team will assist you in arranging these permits prior to the trek.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the Everest Short Trek?

Altitude sickness can be a concern during any trek in the Everest region, including the short trek. It’s essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body’s signals. Our guides are trained to recognize symptoms and take appropriate measures if needed.

What is the accommodation like during the Everest Short Trek?

Accommodation during the Everest Short Trek typically consists of teahouses or lodges along the route. These provide basic amenities such as a bed, blanket, and meals. They offer a cozy and rustic experience amidst the mountainous surroundings.

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Everest Short Trek
  • English
  • Spring, Autumn
  • Land, Flight
  • Moderate to high
  • Provided, local cuisine
  • Guided trek