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.
- 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.
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!
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.