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    Dream of exploring the heart of the Himalayas and standing in awe of the highest peak in the world? But you have only a few days to travel? Then, we have the perfect package for you: Short Everest Trek, which is a 7-day journey that will give you a taste of the Khumbu region.

    At a Glance

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

    Trip Overview

    This trip is the perfect adventure for those who crave the thrill of exploring the Himalayas but have no time for a longer trek. This journey will take you 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.

    Explore the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park and get a chance to witness some of the most endangered species like the red panda or the snow leopard. Cross high-suspension bridges and walk along gushing rivers and streams. Visit the bustling town of Namche, and watch the combination of modernization with tradition. There are shops, restaurants, a bakery, a salon, and many more amenities for you to choose from.

    Exciting, right? We assure you that this will be the best vacation of your lifetime. With our experienced guide to navigate you around the Himalayas, you’ll witness the beauty of the Khumbu region in the shortest amount of time.

    Amazing Highlights

    • Get the Everest region 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 Himalayan 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.
    • Visit Hillary School in Khumjung village. It is the first school in the entire Khumbu region.

    Route Summary

    As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll be greeted by one of our representatives and then escorted to your hotel.

    Then, the next day your Short Everest Trek starts with a flight from the bustling city of Kathmandu to Lukla. Your flight to Lukla departs from Kathmandu Domestic Airport or Manthali Airport, Ramechhap depending on the season 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 and view 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.

    If you wish to go on this exciting Short Everest Trek, you can contact us at the Nepal Hiking Team (NHT). We customize treks as per your choice and have experienced guides to make your journey even more memorable.

    Best Times for the Trek

    Are you ready for a journey to the heart of the Khumbu region, where the magnificence 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 blossom, creating a breathtaking landscape. The weather is warm, and the skies are clear, making it the perfect time for trekking.

    Summer (June to August) also offers a unique experience for the Short Everest Trek. During these months, the warmer weather and lush greenery provide a vibrant setting, though occasional monsoon rains can obscure views and make trails slippery. Additionally, flights to and from Lukla may face delays due to weather conditions.

    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.

    Alternative Treks

    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 want to explore more options, we have other Everest packages for you that you can look into.

    The first one 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, plus porters (1 porter for two people). This includes their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment, as well as accident insurance for all staff.
    • Round-trip to/from Lukla, including transfers. (Flights operate via Ramechhap Airport during peak season).
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag provided for use while trekking.
    • Duffle bag for trekking.
    • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
    • First aid medicine kit with an oximeter to monitor oxygen levels during the trek.
    • All required trekking 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

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Short Everest Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Short Everest Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    June, 2024

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