Short Everest Trek of seven days is specially designed for those trekkers who have a time constraint for hiking in the Everest region. If you want to trek to the famous trekking region of Nepal, Everest region, but are not sure due to the limited time frame, then Short Everest Trek is the ideal one for you. You will get the chance to explore the enhanced beauty of nature, mountains, culture, landscape, Sherpa people’s traditions, costumes, flora, and fauna. This trek is full of natural and cultural beauty. Walk along the path that takes you to the famous trading center in the Everest region – Namche Bazaar, also known as the gateway to Everest and explore people and their lifestyle in the mountainous region of Nepal. Hike up to the Everest View Hotel to get blessed with the close view of the mountains in the Everest region such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam among many other peaks in the Everest region of Nepal.
Everest Region is located in the north-east of Nepal. Everest region is not only popular as a tourist destination for beautiful views of Mount Everest, but also for various other mountains that widen across the region. Trekking in the Everest region connects to slogging through the Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park is one of the highest national park in the world, situated at the height ranging from 2845 meters to 6000 meters and covers about 1148 sq. Km of area. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy the incredible views of the mountain peaks, lots of Buddhist Gompas and chaityas, and delightful ethnic villages occupied by native mountain people. The landscape of the region mostly includes rugged rocky valleys, alpine forests, and meadows, amazing Sherpa villages, glaciers, and icefalls.
Everest region is decorated with enchanting sceneries and full of pine and hemlock forests in the lowlands and vast open mountain terrains and snow-covered peaks on the highlands. You will also observe that most people around this region is involved in mountaineering and tourism industries. Dingboche, Lobuche, Thame, Phakding, and Monjo are few of the most popular villages of the Khumbu region.
Short Everest trekking is an ideal trip for every person who loves the Himalayas and atmosphere of the mountain regions. This trip gives you the chance to get a view of Mt. Everest and many other majestic Himalayas on a short trekking holiday. Thus, this trek is becoming much more famous among the trekkers who have a time constraint and for those wanting to enjoy slow walks and spend nights in comfortable lodges with quality foods.
This is the most exciting trip you will take in such a short time. Short Everest Trek starts with a thrilling flight to Lukla. Lukla is considered to be one of the most beautiful yet most dangerous airports in the world. The airport stands at an altitude of 2860 meters and is surrounded by majestic Himalayan giants. On your flight to Lukla, you will experience the views of mesmerizing mountains accompanying you side by side. After your arrival at Lukla, you will move down towards Dudh Koshi River and then ascend along the well-trodden path to Phakding. Then, moving through the rhododendron forests, we cross suspension bridge right over the Dudh Koshi River and enter Sagarmatha National Park. Before reaching Namche, we move through the villages like Monjo and Jorsale. Also, we will visit Syangboche airport, Kunde Hospital, and Everest Photo Gallery.
Short Everest Trek is one of the easiest treks in the Everest Region of Nepal. Beginners and people with low physical endurance can also carry out the trek. On this journey, suffering from altitude sickness is also pretty rare. This is a comfortable journey filled with beauty and adventure.
Best time to take Short Everest Trek
Trekking in Nepal can be done all year round. However, the ideal time for trekking in the Everest region would be during the spring season and the autumn season, which falls on March to May and September to early November, respectively. During this time, the sky mostly remains clear, there is very little chance of rainfall, and the path is dry and comfortable for trekking.
A scenic mountain flight to Lukla
Experience the Sherpa culture and traditions
A striking view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many more
Trek one of the most prominent trek route in the world
Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall
Enjoy the world’s highest national park – Sagarmatha National Park
See the beautiful view of mountains from the Everest View Hotel
The mountain town and traditional trading route of Tibetan and Nepali traders- Namche bazaar
- International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain
- A highly experienced, supportive, well-informed, pleasant, well-trained Government License holder guide who speaks English fluently with all his salary, food and drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance paid for
- Sagarmatha national park permit fee
- TIMS Fee – Trekker’s Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Trekking equipment such as a Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek, if required (to be returned after the trip)
- Finest twin sharing lodge for lodging during the trek, we provide you attached bathroom with hot shower at Lukla, Phakding and Namche
- Assistant guide group size of more than 6 people in a group
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu both way flight ticket, including departure tax
- Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day
- Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
- Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
- Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser, T-shirt, and trip achievement certificate
- Compressive first aid box
- Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by travel insurance)
- All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). USD 25 for 15 days Visa
- Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
- Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
- Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
- Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc
- Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower, etc
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guide and porter
Arrival at Kathmandu
On your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our airport representative and our team will give you a brief description of the program of your trip. Then, we will transfer you to the hotel you will be staying on. After checking in your hotel, you may rest at the hotel or roam around the streets of Thamel or involve in the activity of your interest.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2810m) and walk to Phakding (2610m)
After having early morning breakfast, we will move to Tribhuwan International Airport to catch our flight to Lukla. Lukla airport is said to be the most beautiful and dangerous airport in the world. On our thirty-five minutes’ flight, we will be blessed with the mesmerizing mountain views. Upon arriving at the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, we will stop for some hot drinks like tea and coffee while meeting our trekking crew. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region and the place where our trek, too, will begin. We will gradually move downward from Lukla towards a Cheplung village from where we can get the bewitching view of a holy mountain - Mount Khumbila. From here, we will walk on a smooth path and gradually walk downwards until we reach the Phakding village. Phakding village is a famous village of the Everest region from where we can witness the mesmerizing view of majestic mountains and alluring landscapes. As it is the beginning of the trek, we will be walking for only three hours.
Phakding to Namche (3450 meters)
Our trek from Phakding starts in the morning right after breakfast. Today, we will move towards Namche Bazaar. From Phakding, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley on the north side, passing through the Himalayan and cedar forests. Our trek will then continue through the upstream passing over the Dudh Koshi River to Sagarmatha national park entrance, and we reach across the Hillary Bridge. After crossing Hillary Bridge, we will take the path upwards to Namche Bazaar. The trip from Phakding to Namche Bazaar will take approximately six hours. On our way to Namche Bazaar, we will get to witness picturesque sights of grandiose Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse.
Day hike at Namche Bazaar
This is the major day for our trek. We will visit various places on this day. Today, we will climb up the steep path towards the Everest View Hotel and twin villages- Khumjung and Khunde. This is one of the most beautiful villages among Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region. Everest View hotel boasts about the view of Everest you get from every window of the hotel. Most importantly, the Everest view hotel is famous for the spectacular view of the Himalayas you get from where. The Himalayas includes two eight thousand meters’ mountains- Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Also, the Himalayas like Tabuche, Cholatse, Thamserku, Kwangde, Khandala, and the beautiful Ama Dablam can be seen from here. After enjoying the delightful view from Everest View hotel, we will descend towards Khumjung, where we will pay a visit to the Hillary School and a five-hundred-year-old monastery where Yeti’s skull is kept since 1995. Khumjung is the largest settlement village in this region, and you will get to experience the Sherpa’s lifestyle and cultural activities, first hand. We might also visit the highest airport in the world- Syangboche Airport, situated at an altitude of 3700 meters. On our way back to Namche, we will witness a huge yak farm. Also, we will visit the Sherpa Museum and Everest Photo Gallery before reaching Namche.
Namche to Lukla (2800m)
Today, we will leave the mountain town- Namche. From Namche Bazaar, the trek descends steeply along the Dudh Koshi River and alpine forest, so we will be walking steadily and being under control. We will cross the Hillary bridge over the roaring Dudh Koshi river. After crossing the bridge, the trail gets more level and natural in the lowland area. The view feels completely difficult moving downhill when compared to the view you saw while ascending. We will move through the open plains, fragranced rhododendron, and pine forests accompanied by the snow-covered peaks in the distance. We walk through the mani stone walls and many beautiful monasteries on our way back. There will constantly be prayer flags and stones along the way while we walk through the villages. We will arrive at Lukla within seven to eight hours from Namche. This is the last day for us in the mountains so you can enjoy shopping or exploring in the Lukla village.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Today, we will catch an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. This is the day we will bid goodbye to the beautiful mountain villages. On this thirty-five minutes’ flight back, once again, we will get to enjoy the view of mountains from above. After we arrive at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. As the rest of the day is free, you can enjoy shopping or roam around the streets of Thamel. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner to celebrate your successful tour in the Himalayas.
It is the final day of your trip to Nepal. We will transfer you to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. You can enjoy your time involving in the activity of your interest, shopping, or exploring the city until the time of your flight.