Everest Short Trek

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Everest short trek is the most popular trek within the Everest region of Nepal. Everest trek can be categorized as a long trek and a short trek regarding the days required to complete the trek. Everest long trek requires strong physical fitness, long time duration, and a massive budget. In contrast to Everest’s long trek, Everest’s short trek is popular among trekkers with average physical fitness, limited time, and a small budget.

If you are short in time and cannot withstand long and dangerous trekking trails of the Everest region but still you’re eager to experience the heavenly beauty of Mount Everest then, Everest short trek can be the best choice for you. Everest’s short trek is more in demand because you can explore the Everest region and its rich nature and culture in proximity. Everest short trek is the alternative to long and tiring Everest long trek. In Everest’s short trek, you will be observing the Gurung culture and their lifestyle with a closer glimpse. What you don’t want to miss is their ethnic food and dance which are unique and amusing.  The Everest short trek is designed in such a way that you can observe the Everest region in a short duration. So, your exhilarating Everest short trek starts with a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla airport. Flying above the magnificent Lukla is amazing in itself. To fly above Lukla, the weather has to be clear. So, if the weather is not good, we have to cancel the flight. Turbulent weather is not common in the months March-May and September-November but it’s wise to learn about the weather beforehand. In the north of Lukla is located in a small village called Phakding. You will be walking along the beautiful forest, serene lakes and rivers, and Sherpa villages to reach Phakding which will take approximately 4 hours from Lukla. After 4 hours long walk, the trekkers will take rest that night.

Next day, you will walk to the Namche Bazaar, a buoyant market in the Khumbu region popular for selling Tibetan artifacts and trekking essentials. The mountainous view from Namche Bazaar is clear and amazing. You will observe the panoramic view of mountains like Thamserku, Kongde Ri, Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Taboche, etc. There are many hotels and lodges available at Namche bazaar since this place is the center stopping point for trekkers in the Everest region. If you want to explore the Sherpa culture then you can visit the fascinating Sherpa Museum which is located near Tengboche. You will spend a night at Namche Bazaar.

Waking up to a beautiful morning at Namche Bazaar is what you will never forget. The view of the mesmerizing sunrise from the peak of the mountain is something trekkers have always loved about Namche Bazaar. You can capture the moment where the sun rises from behind the panoramic mountains in the photograph too.

Everest short trek is regarded as one of the easiest treks in the Everest region of Nepal. Trekkers with average physical fitness can easily complete the trek. Altitude sickness is also less of a problem in Everest’s short trek.

Day 1

Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla Airport

You will be taken to Lukla via a flight from Kathmandu Airport. From Lukla, we will be trekking a trail of 8km long to reach Phakding village. It would take approximately 3-4 hrs to reach Phakding.

Day 2

Day 2: From Phakding, we will start our trek to Namche Bazaar.

The trekking trail is not difficult but is 10 km long. It would take approximately 5-6 hrs.

Day 3

Day 3: After exploring trekking trails from Phakding to Namche

Bazaar, we take a rest but we will take a look around the bazaar. We will observe the mountain views and enjoy the milieu. We will observe the Gurung culture, lifestyle, food, dance and many more. This time can be used to explore Khumjung village as well.

Day 4

Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

From Namche Bazaar, we will head back to Lukla. It will be a 7-8 hrs long walk.

Day 5

Day 5: Lukla to Kathmandu.

From Lukla, we will head back to Kathmandu Airport.

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  • Transfer from hotel to Kathmandu Airport

  • Accommodation for two nights with breakfast at a hotel in Kathmandu

  • Full board meals during the trek

  • Best lodge accommodation during the trek at Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Lukla

  • Fruits and snacks during the trek

  • A professional guide, one porter for two people

  • Staff accommodation, food, equipment, salary, and accidental insurance

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu inclusive of departure taxes

  • Duffel bag, Down jacket and sleeping bag in time for the trek

  • Trekking map, First-aid kit

  • The permit fee for Sagarmatha National Park

  • TIMS Fee

  • Governmental taxes and other office service charges

  • Trip achievement certificate


  • Meals that are not specified in the cost inclusive

  • Travel Insurance, International Airfare

  • Nepal entry visa: Obtain a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

  • Cost of Multiple-entry tourist visa for 30 days is the US $40

  • Cost of Multiple-entry tourist visa for 90 days is the US $100

  • Personal trekking equipment

  • Tips for trekking staffs and drivers


tour review

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Rated 5 out of 5
February 24, 2020

I could have never asked for a wonderful trek. This was my second visit to Nepal and another great experience with Nepal Hiking. Sonam is an excellent manager who will go the extra mile to make you feel welcomed, secure and comfortable.

What I really liked is flexibility in adjusting to our tempo and our wishes. They really took care of us, especially being with my girlfriend who was the first time in Nepal and doing trekking. Great communication, honesty, and professionalism.

I will be coming back in October for another Everest trek and again will be doing it with Nepal Hiking! Great work guys.

Markus Brown
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