Overview

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 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 which 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. Next stop on 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.

Highlights

  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit numerous monasteries is the Sherpa villages en route including the Tengboche Monastery
  • Trek through Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche
  • Witness the panorama of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m)

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

The trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Our company representative will welcome you at the airport. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay in Kathmandu. There are no other scheduled events or activities today so, feel free to explore around the city on your own.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,300m

From Kathmandu, you take a scenic flight over the high mountains to reach Lukla. The landing at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla itself is an experience of a lifetime. You meet the rest of the crew at the airport and start trekking downhill to your first destination, Phakding. You move ahead and join the main trail to the base camp at Chheplung and then, cross the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding, situated near Dudh Koshi River.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,610m

The trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and ascends through pine and cedar forests to reach Namche. The trail goes through Sagarmatha National Park for the rest of the trip after Monjo village. Once you reach Namche Bazaar, you can explore around Namche or hike to Syangboche to enjoy the majestic view of the Himalayas. Namche is a lively town filled with many restaurants, monasteries, and museums.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

You continue walking uphill alongside the Dudh Koshi River and pine and rhododendron forests to Tengboche. If you are lucky, you might spot Danphe (the national bird of Nepal) en route. Upon arrival in Tengboche, you’ll visit the Tengboche Monastery, one of the most sacred monasteries in the region. It is also the biggest monastery and a major attraction in the Everest Region. You also enjoy the view of Everest (8,848m) and Ama Dablam (6,856m) in the backdrop of the monastery.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,860m

Today you leave Tengboche behind and retrace your steps back to Namche Bazaar. After a brief rest in Namche, you head for more exploration towards the traditional Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung. Here, you can observe the village lifestyle, Sherpa customs, and traditions. You can also choose to rest and enjoy the Sherpa hospitality in the village.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

This is the final day of trekking. You bid farewell to Namche and then descend alongside Dudh Koshi River. The trek will be long but you will enjoy it as you will be walking through rhododendron, pine, and magnolia forests. You walk past many monasteries and Mani walls to reach Monjo and descend through the villages like Bengkar, Phakding, and Chheplung to reach Lukla.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

The weather in Lukla is quite unpredictable so it is better to catch the flight early in the morning. A short flight from Lukla will bring you back to Kathmandu. After checking into the hotel, you can head out for some sightseeing or souvenir shopping. Later that day, you join the whole group for a farewell dinner hosted by the company.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

After a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel, our company representative will escort you to the airport. We hope you had a good time and hope to see you in the future again. Thank you and you are always welcome for another visit!

  • MealsBreakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
  • All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers

Useful Info

Eternal Himalaya is well known for our excellent trek packages and fine services to the clients. We have expert trek guides who will provide you a complete orientation of the Khumbu region and answer all your queries. You will be staying at the finest teahouses/lodges enjoying food prepared by the locals themselves. For further information, please contact us.