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Short Everest Trek -5 Days


Short Everest Trek -5 Days
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Trekking Distination Namche -Everest View
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Trek Duration 4 Night 5 days
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Maximimum altitude 4000 m
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Best Month September to November, March to May


A short Everest trek is an exciting and adventurous journey in the Everest region of the Himalayas. Amidst the breathtaking Himalayas, there lies the earth’s highest point, Everest, at 8,848.86 meters. The short Everest trek, which follows the trekking route leading to this legendary destination, provides the essence of the mighty Everest without the need for a long, meticulous expedition.


This short, exhilarating journey rewards trekkers with awe-inspiring views of the world’s highest mountain from different points of the trails and deep immersion into the rich Sherpa culture. It is a journey that promises surreal landscapes, diverse cultural encounters, and a lifetime adventure experience in captivating highland locations.


The amazing journey of the short Everest trek starts from Lukla, goes up to a vibrant mountain town,  Namche Bazaar, and then returns, concluding back in Lukla. To reach Lukla, you will begin by flying from Kathmandu. Soaring above the clouds, you can catch glimpses of the majestic mountain ranges far in the distance, marking the forthcoming adventure. As soon as you land in Lukla, the first greeting of crisp mountain ear and the next of the charming Sherpa people will provide warmth to your heart. Onwards, the meandering trails take you through traditional mountainside villages and vibrant rhododendron forests, with nearing views of the incredible Himalayas in each step.


As you ascend higher, the dramatic transformation of the landscapes will leave you in awe. Gradually, you will encounter rugged mountainous terrains and wide meadows. The colorful prayer flags and prayer wheels in the ancient chortens and monasteries keep greeting you throughout the journey. Following the narrow trails, you will pass through various rural mountainside villages where you can stop in some to sample local dishes and quench your hunger. During your stay in teahouses and through interaction with the local people, you can learn so much more about the unique Sherpa culture, traditional attire, religious practices, and day-to-day life of the native mountain communities.


This beautiful journey takes you through the initial few days’ routes towards Everest Base Camp leading up to Namche Bazaar. Despite the trek being limited upto the Namche Bazaar and not reaching the Everest Base camp, you can catch the mesmerizing sight of Mount Everest from every turn of the trek.


For the panoramic view, you can visit either Everest View Hotel or Syangboche Hill. Besides Everest, you can also marvel at the exceptional vistas of other splendid Khumbu region Himalayas, such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum Kanguru, Kongde Ri, Ama Dablam, Pumori and many more adjoining mountains. From Namche Bazaar, you will descend back to Lukla and catch a flight to Kathmandu, which concludes a short 5-day Everest trekking journey. The short Everest trekking journey beginning with anticipation ultimately ends with a bunch of rewarding and unforgettable memories.


A short Everest Trek, which is completed within a week, is ideal for people who are short on time as they can explore the glory of the Everest region without a greater time commitment. Adventure enthusiasts and cultural explorers who are seeking a close-range observation of the greatness of the Himalayas and Himalayan culture can embark on the short Everest trek.


Undertaking this trek presents an ideal mountain endeavor, allowing you to get unique and rich prospects of the Sherpa land while offering close-up views of some of the eight-thousand-meter class Himalayas. Trekkers are rewarded with gratifying views of the earth’s tallest peak and the rich Sherpa culture in the iconic destination of the world.

Major Attractions of Short Everest Trek

  • Traversing the Sagarmatha National Park region, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and exploring its diverse plants and animal lives
  • Encounter the breathtaking landscapes and typical Sherpa lifestyle of the Everest region
  • Experiencing the warm welcome and genuine hospitality of the local people and enjoying the hot meals and comfortable accommodations at the teahouses
  • Exploring picturesque Sherpa villages and ancient monasteries in the region for insights into the rich culture, costumes, history, and architecture of the mountain and mountainous communities
  • Experiencing the unique culture and traditions of the indigenous Sherpa firsthand by visiting the local homes and interacting with the residents
  • Magnificent views of the lofty Himalayas, such as Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, Taboche, Kusum Kanguru, Khumbalia, and other neighboring mountains
  • Relaxing in the peaceful environment of the scenic Phakding villages beside the Dudh Koshi River
  • Crossing the popular Hillary Suspension Bridge
  • Opportunity to soak into the vibrant atmosphere of bustling Namche Bazaar by visiting its local markets, internet cafes and bakeries, etc.

Difficulties of Five Day Short Everest Trek

A short trek in the Everest region to view the majestic Everest and experience the Sherpa culture is an easy adventure. The highest point reached during the trek is Namche Bazaar, at only 3,440 meters. Still, people who are not habitual of walking for several hours over the rugged landscapes will find the trek a bit demanding.


Generally, you will be walking across narrow and steep uphill and downhill routes that can be physically exhaustive. Furthermore, if you ascend too quickly without allowing time for acclimatization, there can be the chance of altitude sickness. So, if you are a beginner trekker not accustomed to trekking in mountainous terrains, you can train yourself physically a few days before the journey to tackle the tricky highland trails. Also, take a leisurely pace of ascent, enjoying the scenery and acclimatizing to the altitude.


Although the trek is for a short period of time, the weather conditions during the journey can impact the travel experience. The weather in the mountainous region changes frequently from clear sunny days to cloudy and wet. The instability in climate affects visibility and trail conditions, making the Himalayan adventure difficult.


The other difficulty is the basic and limited availability of facilities compared to city standards. You will experience ordinary accommodation with shared living rooms and limited access to electricity and hot showers.

Short Everest Trek -5 days Itinerary

Day 1

Day1: Fly to Lukla From Kathmandu and Trek to Phakding

Kathmandu Elevation: 1,400 meters/4,594 feet
Lukla Elevation: 2,860 meters/9,383 feet
Phakding Elevation: 2,610 meters/8,563 feet

Our 5-day Everest trek begins with a short, thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. As the plane takes off, you can see the expansive view of the city, followed by the captivating hills, rivers, valleys, and eventually mountains, before landing at the small Lukla Airport.

At Lukla, we will have lunch and begin trekking towards Phakding village. Enroute, you will pass through several Sherpa villages, traverse thick forests, and cross suspension bridges. After walking for around 3-4 hours and covering approximately 9 kilometers, you will reach Phakding near the Dudh Koshi River.

Day 2

Trek From Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,440 meters/11,286 feet

Today, we will embark on a scenic trek from the tranquil Phakding village to the bustling Namache Bazaar. Initially, you will walk alongside the Dudh Koshi Riverbed, then you will traverse numerous suspension bridges and pass through villages like Cheplung, Monjo, Jorsalle, etc. You will also trek accross the Sagarmatha National Park region with enriched insights into the diverse regional flora and fauna.

After a few hours, you will climb Namche Hill to descend down to Namche Bazaar. Namche is a vibrant Sherpa town with mind-blowing vistas of the surrounding snow-covered mountains.

Day 3

Exploration of Namche Bazaar - Visit Hotel Everest View, Sagarmatha National Park Museum

Today, we will explore the bustling Namche Bazaar by strolling around the village and visiting the nearby famous places.

We will visit the Sherpa Museum, which manifests the rich Sherpa culture, mountaineering history and stories of bravery. You will have deep insights and understanding of the art, architecture, and ancient heritages of the Everest Himalayan region. You can also hike to several other places, such as Everest View Hotel, Khunde Hospital, and Sagarmatha National Park Museum, for panoramic Himalayan views and knowledge of local nature and culture.

Day 4

Descend From Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Today, we will descend from the high altitude of Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) to the lower elevations of Lukla (2,860 meters). We will follow downhill trails, retracing our footsteps back to Phakding. From Phakding, we take a gradual ascend, walking past Sherpa villages and navigating various suspension bridges. Nearing the last leg of the trek, you will take a steep climb from Thado Koshi to Lukla. Our trekking journey ends upon arriving in Lukla. You can celebrate the successful trek with guides and fellow trekkers and reside in a teahouse for a night.

Day 5

Back to Kathamndu by Flight

After waking up early in Lukla, we will have a delicious breakfast at the teahouse and then set out for Lukla Airport for a return flight to the capital city. Leaving the Himalayan region behind, a 35-40 minute short and exciting flight from Lukla will land you at the Kathmandu airport.

Your arrival in Kathmandu marks the completion of our adventurous journey of the short Everest View Trek. After we comfortably transfer you to your respective hotel, you can enjoy the rest of the time in the capital.

Cost Include / Exclude

What’s include

  • Meals In Trekking: 3 Times meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit and All  necessary paper works.
  • Domestic Flight ticket: Flight ticket Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek. The Lodge with Private bathroom
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and Good English speaking guide
  • Trekking Porter– Carry your bag pack ( 1 porter for 2 members) No Porter for Solo Trekkers
  • Trekking Equipment: Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffie bag and walking stick, if necessary ( Refundable after trek)
  • Company T-shirt and Trekking map.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes and service charge.

What’s excluded

  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge,
  • All Kinds of Drinks
  • Tips
  • All the expenses from  Out of our control such as flight delay, cancels, landslide etc,

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