Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the mighty mountains, glistening rivers, and the alpine forests of the much-talked-about Everest region? Surely, you have wondered about the world’s tallest peak and surrounding area.
As part of the Everest experience, travelers can experience the vibrantly colored cultural villages and Sherpas’ tightly-knit communities on our Short Everest Trek. This lasts for seven days and is available for those who have less time to spend on the mountain.
Travelers who cannot acclimatize well but still want to enjoy the Everest region once in their lifetime can take advantage of the Short Everest trek, which takes you to the Everest region and provides much of your Everest experience. This trek begins in Lukla and travels through dense forests with picturesque views in an ideal, less strenuous setting.
About the Short Everest Trek
During the Short Everest Trek, one of the major highlights is our acclimatization in the vibrant Namche Bazaar. From the Everest View Hotels, we can see many neighboring Mount Everest peaks. You will see Mr. Everest and Mt. Lhotse, along with Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, and many others on this trek. You will also trek up to The Everest View Hotel, the highest hotel in the world at the highest altitude.
We continue our trek by visiting the local settlements of Khumjung/Khunde. To appreciate the beauty of the valley, we visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Our next step will be to trek up to the Dudh Koshi River and catch a flight back to Kathmandu via Lukla.
Overview of the Everest Trip
This is considered a relaxed, less tiring journey and is designed to give travelers a sense of what the province has to offer. For instance, some trekkers may want to dig into the region but do not wish to exhaust themselves too much.
A Short Everest Trek might be the perfect solution for those who want to get a glimpse of the beautiful Everest region without the hassles of the base camp. We descend to beautiful rivers and pass through Monjo to reach the Sagarmatha National Park.
Another exciting part of the tour is a visit to villages such as Monjo and Jorsale. We hope this tour will provide you with natural bio-diversity, relaxation, beautiful mountain views, and the local arts and culture. The most important point is that even without the hike, you will still experience the full essence of Everest!
The trip involves little physical activity and is designed for individuals with an inherent spirit of adventure. As part of our Short Everest Trek, you do not have to worry about the altitude sickness that comes with an Everest Base Camp Trek because you are on one of the more accessible options of the Everest Region Trek.
Itinerary for the Everest Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu airport at any time. Our representative will meet you and give you further details of the program. On your arrival day, no activities are planned. So check into the hotel, get some rest, and enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Flight to Lukla and Beginning the Trek
Early morning transfer to the airport from Kathmandu for the Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is an experience in itself. The airfield is in very good condition. The runway is about 60 meters wide, which is exceptional. Upon departure from Lukla, we trek to Phakding, which is surrounded by green landscapes with a view of Kusum Kangaru. We stay overnight at a guesthouse with full board meals.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Through Himalayan pine and cedar forests, we follow The Dudh Koshi upstream to the historic trading post of Namche Bazaar, where traders from Nepal and Tibet exchange salt, dried meat, and textiles. During our hike, we see our first glimpse of Everest and the surrounding peaks.
Day 04: Day Hike in Namche Bazaar
We begin our hike to the Everest View Hotel early in the morning, about an hour's hike above Namche, where we'll have a fantastic view of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. We visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery on the way back. After enjoying the views and relaxing, we head to the traditional Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Khunde.
Day 05: Trek back to Lukla
At the beginning of the fifth day, we trek back to Lukla from Khunde. You will catch a flight back to Kathmandu after your trek along the Dudh Kosi River from the small mountain airstrip in Lukla. But, that is planned for the sixth day.
Day 06: Lukla to Kathmandu
In the morning, you will fly back to Kathmandu. From there, you will be taken to your hotel in the city's center. The next day is free for you to explore or rest in Kathmandu, depending on your inclination.
- Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
- Three meals per day throughout the Trek(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Accommodation in lodges and tea houses during the trek.
- Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
- Trekking Guide and a porter (Shared by two clients) with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
- First Aid kit.
- Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
- TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
- All needed government tax/vat.
- International Airfare.
- Your travel insurance.
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
- Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
- Tips for Guide and Porters
The itinerary mentioned above is the general plan arranged by Pokhara Info. The above itinerary is only a guideline; it might change due to availability of lodging and campsites, fluctuating weather conditions, unforeseen political, trail, and environmental, or any other factors beyond our control. After consulting with the group, your trek leader will decide the best way to reach a final decision if this occurs.
If the itinerary is unsuitable for you, please let us know, and we will customize it. We will be able to make changes to the itinerary if clients want to do so.
Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We are also available on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. I hope you have a good time in Nepal and thank you for visiting!