Everest Short Trek is an exciting trek designed especially for those travel enthusiasts who do not have time to complete the entire Everest Base Camp Trek. During this trek, trekkers get to enjoy the serenity of the Himalayan region along with the beautiful Sherpa culture, ethnic lifestyle, and cultural heritage. This trek gives you the chance to trek through Sagarmatha National Park while enjoying the cultural opulence of Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche.
The 8-day Everest Short Trek starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. You take a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start the trek to Phakding. The trail is dotted with prayer flags, Mani walls, and spectacular scenery of the Himalayas. Furthermore, the trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to a variety of flora and fauna. You will cross the national park en route from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the main trading hub of the region and one of the major highlights of this trek. From Namche, trekkers can hike to Syangboche and enjoy the panoramic view of the snowcapped mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,414 m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), and many other mountains. The next stop on the route is Tengboche where you can explore the lifestyle of the Sherpa community. The Tengboche Monastery is also the largest one in the entire Khumbu region and is the hosting ground for the sacred Mani Rimdu Festival. On the way back, you spend some time in the traditional villages such as Khunde and Khumjung before retracing your steps walk back to Lukla. The highest altitude in this trek is around 3800m so anyone with moderate fitness can enjoy this trek. The best season for Everest Short Trek is from September to December and March to May.