• 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

The Short Everest Trek is designed for those mountain climbers who are willing to trek to the Everest Region but have the time constraints. In this Short Everest Trek, you will focus our trip in the Namche Bazaar – a well-known trading center of Everest Region. You can visit the Traditional Sherpa villages, Museum with photo gallery and Syangboche Airport. Mini-hiking can be arranged to the Everest View hotel where the Himalayas can be closely viewed. The amazing feeling of enjoying the view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and the other Himalayas is truly out of the world. It’s a heavenly feeling to be in the lap of Mt. Everest and other adjoining snowy peaks. The cool breezes from the Himalayas and the peaceful surroundings of the Everest simply make the travelers feel like heaven. So, even if it is the Short Everest Trek, the travelers can enjoy the enthralling feeling to Step on Himalaya.

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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.

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

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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