Short Everest Trek

Duration: 10 days | Grade: Easy
Altitude: 3,860m.

"A short and sweet Everest trek to scenic view of Khumbu region is one of the marvelous routes among the many trekking routes around Everest. Short Everest trek generates more benefit for you to reach near the world’s highest mountain within short period of time. The Everest panorama trek route is one of the popular and spectacular destinations for adventure lovers. Nepal Tour team provides guaranteed service for our client’s satisfaction from the short and sweet trip."

 

Everest Short trekking is prepare for those who want to explore Everest area but not in detail, who want to have an idea where is the world’s highest mountain and how it looks like. If you are looking to introduce your children to the delights of real Himalayan trekking, this adventure holiday has been purpose-made for youngsters, with short trekking days, a good standard of accommodation and the back-up of NT's unrivalled experience in this part of the world. Pretty amazing as a family holiday goes! The short Everest trek is at a relaxed pace allowing more time to savor the culture and the views and also allowing more time to acclimatize to the altitude.

 

Nepal Tour is a small group adventure travel which has pioneered responsible tourism practises in Nepal. Our friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading interesting groups of men and women throughout Nepal.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
  • Max Altitude: 3,860m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: Easy
  • Season: March - May, Sept - Dec
  • Tour Type: Fly Out / Fly in Trekking and Kathmandu Private vehicle
  • Highlight: Scenic flight Kathmandu to Lukla, Explore monasteries and palaces in the Kathmandu valley, Visit Sherpa villages including the famous Namche village, Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery, Enjoy daily views of some of the highest mountains on Earth including Everest - the granddaddy of them all – and Amadablam.

Short Everest Trekking Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1336m).

Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters

 

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.

 

Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m)

Elevation: 8,563 feet / 2610 meters; Hiking Time: 3 hours

 

After breakfast, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight at Phakding. Included meals: B L D

 

Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3420m)

Elevation: 11,286 feet / 3440 meters; Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

 

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region.

 

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3789m)

Elevation: 11,286 feet / 3440 meters

 

Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town before the clouds move in rewards climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the Sherpa traditions and in another Sherpa high altitude climbers are presented.

 

Day 05: Khumjung to Tengboche (3860m).

Elevation: 12,664 feet / 3860 meters; Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

 

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Thyangboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. If our group is lucky, we will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music.

 

Day 06: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Elevation: 11,286 feet / 3440 meters; Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

 

Today we trek back along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest and past brilliant waterfalls. Shortly before reaching Namche, the trek takes us through a pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. Arriving in town, we may see lowland porters, highland Sherpas, and Tibetan people trading food and supplies during Namche’s market time. We stay at the Zamling Hotel with hot showers and a comfortable bed.

 

Day 07: Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2850m]

Elevation: 9,318 feet / 2840 meters

 

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla where we spend the night at the Khumbu Lodge. Hot showers are available.

 

Day 08: Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m)

Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters

 

If the weather is clear, the morning flight back to Kathmandu will be a scenic and smooth farewell to the mountains. Today, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping.

 

Day 09: Free day in Kathmandu (1336m).

Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters - 5hrs culture tour

 

We arrange for you to enjoy a city tour visiting the palaces, Durbar Square, Hindu temples and shrines, Buddhist stupas - or you can just relax at the hotel. A favorite destination is the Monkey Temple, a Buddhist temple situated on a small hill that offers panoramic views of the city. Or you can join the thousands of Hindus who venture to the Pashupatinath temple, one of the most famous Hindu temples in Nepal and the most famous Shiva temple in Asia.

 

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu.

If we have more time we can do some shopping or sightseeing. At last approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Nepal Tours escorts us to the airport. On our way to home we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure trip in the wonderful country of Nepal.

 

NOTE: On Short Everest Trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (As per Guest need) with breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • A full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour including tour guide and entrance fees.
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide.
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Everest National park permit, TIMS )
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • T ravel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
         
         
         
         
         

Recommended Trekking Kit
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

 

Footwear
Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling
Warm socks for colder areas
Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

 

Legwear
Loose, casual trousers for trekking
Thermal leggings for colder areas
Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
Waterproof trousers

 

Body
Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
Thermal shirt for colder areas
Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

 

Head/Hands
Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
Sunglasses or goggles
Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
Warm gloves

 

Other items
Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
Day sack to be carried personally
Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
One litre water bottle
Personal first aid kit to include essential items
Sleeping bag, 4 season
Torch, ideally head torch
Camera and film ! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
Toilet items and towel
Large handerchief/bandana for neck

 

Optional Items
Binoculars
Books (see Recommended Reading)
Altimeter
Compass
Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

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