Everest trek is a very scenic route offering superb views of the world’s highest peaks this is 9 days short day treks who really want to see the Mt. Everest view but do not like to walk much. We have to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla in the Khumbu region and trekking up to Namche Bazaar and onto the Tengboche Monastery. An optional day hike takes you to Khumjung village, a charming Sherpa settlement. This trek provides a splendid introduction to Sherpa country and culture and features fantastic mountain views. It is a popular destination for first-time trekkers in Nepal and best suited for those who do not have enough time for longer treks into the high mountains.
Day 1: Kathmandu
Namaste and Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Arrive at Kathmandu airport anytime. Meet your representative from Anu Treks and have a detailed meeting for your trip, please ask the receptionist where the meeting is held if you are unsure. If you have spare time, explore busy Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a capital city of Nepal which holds an ancient and historical architecture and symbols of the 20th century blending with traditional Culture.
- Durbar Square
- Temples/Monkey Temples/Shrines
- Hotel (1 night)
- Lunch or Dinner
Day 2: Kathmandu to Phakding (2652 m)
Flight, Kathmandu to Lukla: 45 minute
Walking hours Lukla to Phakding: 3 to 4 hours–6 to 7 Km
Enjoy your adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with scenic views if the weather is clear and experience an amazing landing at Lukla. Have breakfast in Lukla (2840 m) then get ready to walk the rest. Your trip will be lead by an experienced English speaking local guides with his assistance. The trail follows the Dudh-Koshi river where you will head through pine and cedar woods along the Dudh-Koshi river, approximately 3 to 4 hours walking then reach Phakding.
- Tea House (1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Walking Hours: 6 to 7 hours—9 km
After your breakfast at Phakding, you will be walking around 6 to 7 hours to Namche Bazaar which is 9 km from Phakding. You will spend two days in Namche Bazaar acclimatizing the altitude than an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village. Keep your eyes open and get your camera ready as this will the first opportunity to experience the glance of the Everest. While walking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, you will cross the river following in the footsteps with blue pine forest and viewing spectacular bright in bloom rhododendron flowers, especially in spring. Cross the Dudh-Koshi river at Benkar then enjoy looking way up above 6000 meters to see snow-capped Kusum Kanguru (6369 m) and Thamserku (6623 m) peaks. Reach at Monjo (2835 m) Bazaar and have your lunch break. From Monjo, your walk becomes a little tougher with a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. You will now enter the national park and continue upstream crossing the river through the Jorsale village (2805 m). To reach Namche Bazaar cross another spectacular suspension bridge and be ready to first glimpse of the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Twache. Sleep your first at Namche Bazaar.
- Tea House ( 1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3420m)
Day 4: Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Acclimation day to Namche Bazaar
You will spend one more night in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize the altitude properly and is the best way to keep strenuous walking up the high and back down. Namche Bazaar is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan trade exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. This day you will walk to Syngboche airport (3700m), then continue hiking Everest view hotel for a great panoramic view of the Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Twache and Khumjung village. On the way back explore the Sherpa culture Museum, lifestyle, and their traditions.
- Tea House ( 1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery (3867 m)
Walking hours: 6 to 7 hours–9 km
Today you will walk around 6 to 7 hours from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, a beautiful town which holds a popular Tyangboche Monastery in the Everest region. The monastery is seated by the reincarnated Rimpoche (a blessed Monk of Tibetan Buddhism). Mani Rimdu Festival in the Monastery with nine days of ceremonies and special meditation by the monks with Mask Dance is observed in late October (date fluctuate due to the lunar calendar) every year. There is the practice of receiving the blessing by the Monk for the successful climbing of Everest and other mountains in the region.
- Teahouse (1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Tengboche to Monjo (2840 m)
Walking hours: 9 hours —-16 to 17 km
Today we return back to Namche Bazaar then continue to hike down to Monjo. The route to Monjo takes us steeply down along the Bhote Kosi. We cross the river and follow it to Jorsale, then on to Monjo.
- Teahouse ( 1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
Day 7: Monjo to Lukla (2860 m)
Walking hours: 6 hours—16 km
You have done it and it is your final day of trekking back to Lukla approximately 6 hours walking. On the way back to Lukla, we will walk once more in the dense jungle. Descend steeply down to the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river. Continue walking getting to Lukla, almost tie to say goodbye to your local experts who made your trip memorable. It is Lukla now and enjoys your relaxing day after the rigorous adventurous trip.
- Teahouse (1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Lukla to Kathmandu
Flight Lukla to Kathmandu—45 minute
If the weather is happy, we will take the short 45-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Once again glance through the aircraft window and enjoy the amazing view. Once landing at Kathmandu, return to your accommodation, relax and the rest of the is your own to enjoy.
- Hotel ( 1 night)
- Lunch or dinner
Day 9: Kathmandu
Today is your departure day, according to your next plan schedule, you can departure at any time. We are still with you so feel free to talk to Anu Treks staff for further assistance as we will be so much happy to share our experiences and ideas. If you are not ready to leave and willing to stay in Nepal, Your CEO or tour leader help you with travel arrangement to extend your visas and adventure.
Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Trekking Permit TIMS
Meal: All meal Breakfast, Lunch, dinner during the trek best available restaurant.
Locat Expert Guides and assistance
Sagarmatha National Park permit
Flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
Life, Medical Insurance for Guide & Porter
All accommodation during the trek best available hotel/guesthouses
PERSONAL equipment for trekking
Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
Emergency Rescue evacuation during the trek in case needed
- Destination: Nepal
- Region: Everest Region
- Primary Activity: Trekking/Sightseeing
- Starts from: Kathmandu
- Finish in: Kathmandu
- Accommodation: Teahouse
- Duration: 9 Days
- Group Size: Min 2
- Route: Kathmandu- Lukla- Namchhe- Syangboche- Lukla- Kathmandu
- Difficulty: Moderate
Why we love this trek
- Begin your journey with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Enjoy your landing at Lukla airport at an altitude of 2840 m
- Explore the diversity of flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park.
- Explore Namche Bazar and Khumjung village and their local lifestyle
- visit Tengboche Monastery and discover Buddhist way of living
Is this trek right for you?
- This is a 7 days strenuous walking trek with minimum 3 hours to maximum 6 hours in a day
- You walk goes up to 3860 m height
- It can be quiet difficult so Physical fitness is required for your health safety
Accommodation in Kathmandu
You all package includes accommodation in Kathmandu according to you Itinerary with private bathroom, twin sharing bedroom. We always make sure our clients have the comfortable and nice stay in Kathmandu. You Hotel in Kathmandu will be in an easy location with all necessity shopping mall, restaurants, and the transportation.
Accommodation in Everest Short Trek
While you are in Everest Short Trek, you will have the twin sharing and private bathroom in Namche, Phakding, and Lukla. Thereafter, you will be spending your nights in a local tea house in your entire trekking time, and we always make sure our clients have the comfortable stay after your 7 to 8 hours of walk. All the tea houses provide common toilet which is a sharing toilet. As you reach at high altitude above 4500 m, the village and settlements become smaller and smaller, and due to the peak season with the high flow of tourist accommodation ma becomes limited. In this situation, you may have to share a common room to make sure all the other hikers get a nice and warm sleep to get ready for the next day.
Food in Kathmandu
Kathmandu offers a variety of foods and eatery to choose as it has a lot and different types of restaurant, fine dining to fast food, Nepalese cuisine, and Asian cuisine. So, you have a choice to choose the food in Kathmandu.
Food During the Everest Short Trek
During your entire trek to Everest, All the local tea houses and local lodges offer an international standard of food as well as typical Nepalese cuisine. After we left the tea house for further hiking, we will have the lunch on our way in a suitable place which is included in your package. If you are a vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free diet, we want you to inform us in advance before we leave Kathmandu so we can organize food for your health and cultural respect.
Guide & Porter During EBC Short Trek
Without Porter, all the trekking stops in Nepal. All our guides are expert for your entire trekking route and local surroundings with fully Government Licence. We always have our regular guide who is responsible, friendly, helpful and good in communication and a perfect English speaking. You will meet your guide whether in Kathmandu or Lukla and fully equipped with trekking stuff including First Aid Kit. Our Guide will keep informing you about the altitude, high altitude, sickness during your walk so that you understand to acclimatize the high altitude.
Drinking Water during EBC Short Trek
Bottle mineral water is not included in your package. We advise you to bring a portable filter or keep your empty bottle to refill in the tea house. All the tea house or lodges provide you with hot and warm water which you can fill your bottle or even you can fill the water from a local tap. It is advisable for you to bring the tablet to filter the water or purification water which will be handier for you. As you walk up high altitude, the cost for grocery items/water goes high as well because of expensive transportation as they have to import items from a helicopter.
When you plan for Nepal for an adventurous trip, there are some necessary things that you have to bring for yourself but you do not need to bring most of the things especially the trekking equipment. There are some places where you can get trekking equipment at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.
Some Items you need to bring by your own
- Trekking backpack
- Warm clothing including Jumper /jackets, gloves, or woolen hood.
- Warm shocks / light warm socks
- Windproof warm trouser
- Hat or cap that covers you from the direct sun heat.
- Warm Muffler
- Pair of Shoes
- Pair of Flip Flop
1. Basic Symptoms:
- Loss of appetite
- Sleep disturbance
- Difficult to pass urine
2. Medium Symptoms:
- A headache which is bad
- Irregular breathing
- Mild weakness
3. Serious Symptoms:
- Slight swelling of hands and face
- Cannot stand upright without swaying while eyes are closed.
- Can hear the gurgling sound in the chest.
- Zero energy.
What to do about Altitude Sickness?
Altitude illness can be prevented by acclimatization; that is, by a graduate rate of ascent (not more than 400 – 500 meters), allowing sufficient rest at various intermediate altitudes. The dry air of the mountains tends to dehydrate you so an increased fluid intake is necessary. Try to drink at least four liters of water a day. On the trail, you can drink hot garlic soup that will help you to some extent. When we reach our destination it is better to make some hiking up to a bit higher point and come down to the camp or hotel. This is a really good way to get acclimatization. You may take Diamox 250mg tablets the night before flying/going to altitude. Sometimes the symptoms often disappear and the trek can be resumed.
If you feel obviously suffering from the serious symptoms of AMS then descent should not be delayed even if it means going down in dark. In such case, should an emergency situation arise, horse or porter will be arranged, or we carry you and run to lower (descend) altitudes? We can arrange for immediate evacuation, by horse or helicopter, depending on the severity of the case.