• Short Everest Trek
  • Short Everest Trek
  • Short Everest Trek
  • Short Everest Trek

Short Everest Trek

Trip Overview

Trip at a Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Everest Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek
  •    Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and 3 meals during the trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 3800m
  •    Group size: 1-12
  •    Best Season: March - May & Sept - Dec

If you are thinking of signing up for an amazing walking holiday in the mountains, Short Everest Trek is the ideal trip. As the name suggests, the trip takes you to explore the wonderful Everest region. It is a short trekking adventure in the Everest region that brings you spectacular view of Mt. Everest and other mountains in the region.

What is Short Everest Trek like?

Although this trek goes to the Everest region, it doesn’t take you to Everest Base Camp. This trip can be a perfect choice for those with limited time to trek up to the base camp. You will reach to Namche Bazar in the region and explore the surroundings.

Short Everest Trek is a wonderful chance to explore and experience beautiful nature, mountains, and the local Sherpa cultural riches. Although it is a short trekking adventure, it offers you a lifetime experience and memory to cherish.

A total of 7-day trip with only 4 days of trekking in the Everest region, this adventure is full of Himalayan trekking wonders.

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FAQ's

Everest Base Camp Trek is categorized as Moderate, Adventurous, and Challenging/Strenuous.

The best season to trek to Everest Base Camp is Spring during the months of March to May. The post-monsoon fall (September to November) is also considered to be the better season while Winter(December, January, February) is colder and rain might halt the trek during Summer or Monsoon (June to August) season.

No, there isn’t any age bar or limit for trekking to Everest Base Camp. But it is always essential that the trekker be in good shape of fitness and possess an optimistic attitude.

A trekker has to walk a minimum of 5 to 8 hours daily.

As a Himalayan trekking adventure, you will trek through mountainous landscape. Walking up and down the hill during the trek is quite common characteristic of trekking in Nepal.

Yes, definitely. Elevation change is an important part of the trek. As there is a lot of walking up and down the hill, there is an elevation change every day. However, the range of change differs from day to day. It is mostly an uphill trek up to the destination and downhill on the way back. However, the trail winds up and down the mountains throughout the trek regardless of the elevation difference for the day.

Nepal offers trekking adventures throughout the year. However, the autumn and springs seasons are the best seasons to go trekking in Nepal. The months of September-November and March to May offer the best weather and atmosphere for trekking. Althgouh high altitude trekking is quite difficult and impossible in winter season, low altitude trekking can be done throughout the year.

Although age is not a bar to go on a trekking adventure in Nepal, you certainly need to consider a few factors before going on a trek. The basic requirement for trekking in Nepal is good fitness level regardless of your age. Since the activity involves a lot of walking up and down the mountains, you need to be fit enough to indulge in the activity for multiple days.

We highly recommend taking a guide with you when you go on the trekking adventure. Even if the trail is well-trodden and has many trekkers trekking, you need to have a guide for many reasons. First of all, a guide is not only the person to show you the trail. A trekking guide has a huge responsibilty of completing the adventure ensuring the safety of trekkers in the strange mountains. Moreover, the guide will also make your trip more than an adventure. It becomes a lifetime experience. 

The mountains now have basic teahouse and lodge accommodations for trekkers. You can spend overnight in the warmth of guesthouses called teahouses during the trek unlike tented camps in the past.

The most common food during the trek is Dal Bhat. However, you can choose other food items from the menu. The food items differ from region to region. 

You need to prepare your stuff wisely for the trek. The backpack you get ready for the trek should have all essentials and avoid any unnecessary stuff in there. Check this equipment list for a better understanding of what to pack for the trek. 

As a high altitude trekking adventure, the trek always has a risk of getting altitude sickness. While it is not predictable who, where, and how they will get it, we all need to be well-aware and prepared for the unwanted. As we gain altitude during the trek, we should be more careful on our pace of walk, food, water, rest, and recovery. Being careful and taking it easy in the mountains can reduce the chance of getting altitude sickness.

Yes, permits are necessary for the trek. Since, you are going on our package, we take care of everything. You do not need to worry about arranging the permit for yourself.

When you are on our trek package, we provide porters to carry your backpack in the mountains. A porter carries the backpacks of two trekkers.You suggest you to keep your backpack around 10 kg. 

Yes, you will need some cash in the mountain. Although your major meals are included in our package, you may need money for drinks, shower, souvenir shopping, wifi, device charging, and tips to guide and porters at the end of the trip. 

We will brief you on how much to take on the first day of the trip when we meet in Kathmandu.

No, there is no acclimatization break during the trek. Although it is a Himalayan trekking trip, it does not require you to take any extra days for acclimatization. You can adjust in the climate as you trek to the higher elevation.

We focus on small group adventures to ensure that every one is well-taken care of and they enjoy the trek. We keep our group to the maximum limit of 16 people.

In that unfortunate case, we will make sure that you are well taken care of. If you cannot continue your journey further towards the destination and want to rest or return back, we will arrange a porter to be with you and take care of you while rest of the group members continue the trek.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,428 ft)

On the day of arrival usually, no activities are planned but can be modified as per the need of the guest. The representative of Step On Himalaya will help you check into the hotel, getting belongings and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: n/a

Day 02 : Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trekking to Phakding (2652m/8699ft)

Flight to Lukla via Kathmandu Domestic Airport, of duration about 30-35 minutes. Plans: at 5:00 am in the morning, travel to the airport for the flight of Lukla. It is an awesome experience to fly over Lukla. The runway of Lukla Airport is about 60 meters long which is situated at an altitude of 2,800m/9184ft. Upon arrival at the Lukla airport, the trekking guide from Step On Himalaya will give a brief about the trek and then the walk starts. A trek of about 8km for about 3 hours from Lukla airport to the Phakding at a height of 2,652m/8,698ft enjoying the scenic views of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight stay with all meals included.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 03 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11283 ft)

Trek start from Phakding to reaches Namche Bazaar situated at an altitude of 3,440m/11,283ft which is about 10-12km walking about 7 hrs, tracing the trail through the Dudh Koshi. Namche Bazaar is a center of business where Nepalese and Tibetan traders sell foodstuffs and clothes. On the way, you can view the mesmerizing glimpse of Mount Everest and the other Himalayas. Overnight stay with all meals included.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04 : Namche Bazaar - Day Hike (Everest View Hotel (3867 m/12687 ft) and Khumjung/Khunde) 3,790 m (12,430 ft)

Excursion around Namche Bazaar                       

Plans: Visit the Everest View Hotel walking for about an hour for an amazing panoramic view of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt.Ama Dablam. Also visits the traditional Sherpa villages of Khumjung/Khunde, Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery on the way back to Namche Bazaar. If there is any problem regarding acclimatization and your comfort, please communicate with the trekking guide. Overnight stay with all meals included.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05 : Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) 7-8 hrs

Hike back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar

Plans: Walk along the trails of the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountains at Lukla for the flight tomorrow to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, full board meals included.

Accommodation: Tea house/Guest house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06 : Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,428 ft)

Boarding Flight back to Kathmandu

Plans: After landing at the airport in Kathmandu, checking to the hotel for overnight stay. Breakfast included.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: n/a

Day 07 : Departure to your destination

Flight from Tribhuvan International Airport

Plans: The representative of Step On Himalaya will escort you in a private vehicle till the Tribhuwan International Airport at least 3 hours before the scheduled flight. Departure from Nepal with a bunch of incredible memories.

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Local Sim card is given by the representative upon arrival at the airport (if more than 3 members in a group)
  • Airport transfers and other required ground transportation in a private tourist vehicle
  • Accommodation (Twin sharing basis) including breakfast
  • All 3 standard meals on board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Best available Lodges/Guesthouses/Teahouses (Twin sharing basis) during the trek
  • Permits of Sagarmatha National Park with TIMS permit (2 passport size photos are required)
  • All the local and government taxes
  • An English speaking, well trained, experienced Trekking Guide
  • Porter and other staffs (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • All the expenses, Salary, meals, accommodation, equipment of the trekking staffs
  • Domestic airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Step On Himalaya T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek (Should be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag for the trekking

What is not included?

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Travel insurance, Medical insurance, Emergency Evacuation, and Rescue insurance
  • Meals (Lunch, Snacks, Dinner) in Kathmandu stay
  • Personal expenses like beverages, internet, confectioneries, etc.
  • Personal Trekking Gears and Equipment
  • Tips and Perks for the trekking staffs
  • Any other specified expenses that are not included in “Price Includes” section
 KPManoj

Adventure is great but being involved in an adventure with someone you can trust is amazing! It was our first trek to the Himalayas and we were so amazed to experience how well our trip was organized. Enjoyed a reliable and wonderful company Step On Himalaya with passionate and friendly leading.
Definitely going for more trips with Step On Himalaya in upcoming days. recommend others too!

KPManoj, Kathmandu

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