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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      7 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy to Moderate
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Mx.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Dec.

    Trip Overview

    Have you ever dreamed of exploring the heart of the Himalayas and standing in awe of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world? But have fewer days to travel? Well then, we have the perfect package for you- the Short Everest Trek is a 7-Days journey that will give a slight taste of the Khumbu region. It is the perfect adventure for those who crave the thrill of exploring the Himalayas in the Khumbu region but don't have the time for a longer trek.

    The journey will take you walking along the picturesque trails of the Solu-Khumbu region, surrounded by lush forests and the glistening Dudh Koshi River. You'll feel the magic of the mountains come alive.

    Exciting, right? We assure you that this will be the best holiday of your life. With our experienced guide by your side to navigate you around the Himalayas, you’ll witness the beauty of the Khumbu region in a short amount of time. The stories of the Sherpas during the journey will also keep you wanting more.

    Amazing Highlights

    • Get a chance to have the Everest experience in a short amount of time.
    • Have a thrilling experience of flying to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. The flight marks the beginning of your journey.
    • Cross high-suspension bridges and walk along several pristine rivers in the Khumbu region.
    • Explore the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world's highest mountain, Mt Everest.
    • Catch glimpses of the rare wildlife and various species of birds along the trail.
    • Stroll around the bustling town of  Namche Bazar. It is the largest town in Khumbu and is the resting point of many trekkers and mountaineers.
    • Have a chance to enjoy the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people and try their local cuisine.
    • Visit the Sherpa culture museum and witness their ancient households.
    • Hike up to Everest View Hotel and enjoy the panoramic view of neighboring Mount Everest peaks (Mr. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, etc.
    • Make a visit to Hillary School in Khumjung village. It is the first school in the entire Khumbu region.

    Route summary

    First, as you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our company representatives and then escorted to the hotel in Kathmandu.

    The Short Everest Trek starts with a flight from the bustling city of Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, you’ll walk for approximately three hours to reach Phakding for an overnight stay.

    Following the trail along the Dudh Koshi River, you'll reach Namche Bazaar. It is a popular resting spot for trekkers to spend a day acclimatizing to the high altitude. After exploring the largest town in Khumbu, you’ll hike to Everest View Hotel for the 360° views of the surrounding peaks.

    Continuing the journey, you'll now retrace your way back to Lukla and then end your trek by catching the flight back to Kathmandu.

    Best Times for the Trek

    Are you ready for a journey to the heart of the Khumbu region, where the grandeur of the Himalayas awaits? Then, it's time to start planning your trek to Short Everest Trek!

    When it comes to choosing the best time to go, you're in for a treat because the region offers two of the best seasons for trekking - spring and autumn.

    Spring (March to May) is when the entire region comes alive with vibrant colors. The rhododendron forests, which line the trail, burst into full bloom, creating a breathtaking landscape. The weather is warm, and the skies are clear, making it the perfect time for trekking.

    Autumn (September to November) is another great time to visit the region. When the monsoon season ends, the clear skies offer excellent visibility of the surrounding peaks. The temperature is mild, making it comfortable for trekking.

    The winter season (December to February) can be harsh, with cold temperatures and the possibility of flight cancellations due to poor weather conditions in Lukla. However, you can still opt for this trek if you can withstand the harsh weather. Trekking in the winter allows you to enjoy the Himalayas all to yourself.

    So, mark your calendars and pack your bags because the best times to go for the Short Everest Trek are during the spring and autumn seasons.

    Is this trek for beginners?

    Embark on an adventure that's easy on your muscles and big on excitement. This scenic journey through the heart of the Khumbu region is the perfect blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty. And the best part? It's suitable for everyone! Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just looking for a fun, scenic walk, this trek is a perfect choice.

    The trail is well-trodden and easy to follow, with gentle inclines and a few steeper sections. You'll have plenty of time to take in the breathtaking views, snap some photos, immerse yourself in the local culture, and rest at comfortable lodges and tea houses along the way.

    So, don't wait any longer! Pack your bags and get ready to set out on the Short Everest Trek. It is an easy-to-moderate journey for people of all ages and fitness levels, so why not make it your next adventure? Get ready to explore, discover, and make memories that will last a lifetime!

    Alternative Treks

    Wrapping up the trip overview. The Short Everest Trek is a beautiful journey that will give you a glimpse of the Everest region in a short amount of time. However, if this trek is not for you and wants to explore more options, we have other Everest packages for you that you can look into.

    The first option we have is the 9-Day Everest View Trek. This trek follows a slightly different itinerary than the short Everest Trek. In addition to the Short Everest Trek itinerary, this trek also takes you to a small village called Tengboche, where you can visit the Tengboche Monastery- the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. 

    The other package is the Everest Panorama Trek. This 10-Day trek follows the same itinerary as the Everest View Trek with an additional leisure day at Kathmandu.

    At the end of it all, whichever package you choose, we promise you to ensure the best trip of your life, which will be in your heart.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided on the trek.
    • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for two people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
    • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu, andluding departure taxes
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
    • Duffle bag for trekking
    • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medicine kit with an oximeter to monitor oxygen level whilhe trek.
    • All required trek permits 
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
      Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet during the trek
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    September, 2023

      Travellers‘ reviews

      Review (s) Summary

      5.001 ratings
      • Khumbu Valley Trek

        Oh, where to begin with my incredible experience in Nepal? I was part of a group of four professors from a US university, and we went to this breathtaking country partly for research and partly to check out the possibility of bringing students back with us. The entire experience was just something out of a dream, and I have to give massive credit to the Nepal Hiking Team for that.

        Our guide, Prakash, was an absolute star. I can't emphasize enough how much he took care of us during our trek to Khumjung village. It's hard to put into words how much his knowledge, flexibility, enthusiasm, and kindness meant to us, especially when the going got tough with the altitude and the steep paths. He was always there, encouraging and guiding us.

        And then there was Ganga and the whole Nepal Hiking Team team. They thought of everything! From picking us up at the airport to booking hotels, planning meals, arranging flights, and even making sure we had hot showers waiting for us after a long day's trek - they nailed it all.

        I mean, everything was just so smooth. We were able to focus on our research and enjoy the stunning views without worrying about the logistics. They handled it all, and they handled it brilliantly.

        I have to say, if you're thinking about going to Nepal for hiking, these are the people to go with. Their attention to detail is unmatched, and they really make you feel special. It's not just about the hike; it's about the experience, the culture, the kindness, and the memories that will stick with me forever.

        So, a big thank you to Prakash, Ganga, and everyone at the Nepal Hiking Team. You guys are the best, and I can't wait for the next adventure!

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        Mrs. Jennifer Brice
        US   |   21st May 2023