Everest view short trekking is the short and sweet scenic views trekking in Khumbu region. There are many more trekking routes in Khumbu region among them Everest short trekking is one. Our assumption to create Everest short trekking route is less duration more benefits and view of world highest mountain.
The trekking starts from the Lukla and ends the same place to Lukla, first-day Phakding, second day Namche bazaar third as well same Namche bazaar fourth day same way back to Lukla. During this trekking easily you can observe the view of world highest mountains Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Ama Dablam, Tauche, Thamserku Kongde and other small mountains. On the other hand, you will observe the Sherpa people and their cultural and different kind of flora and fauna. During the Everest short trekking walking through the rhododendron forest and another green forest easily you can see Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Pheasant and other animals. The Everest short trekking facing fascinating River, Khumbu oldest glacier, biggest and oldest Buddhist monastery, traditional society and small Buddhist stupa.
Day 01: 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 02: Kathmandu to Phakding (2652 m)
Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla — 45 minute
Walking: Lukla to Phakding: 3 to 4 hours—6 to 7 km
Early morning you will head to the domestic airport to fly Lukla. This 45 min short flight will make your morning memorable with spectacular view or mountains if the weather is clear, and an amazing landing at Lukla (2840 m). You will meet your local experts’ guides and assistance at Lukla then head north to Chablung (2700 m) where we cross Tharo Kosi river on a suspension bridge. Beyond the suspension bridge enjoy watching the peak of Kusum Kangru (6369 m) and is one the most difficult trekking peaks in Everest region of Nepal. Kick off your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft). We will stay a night in Phakding.
- Teahouse (1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Walking Hours: 6 to 7 hours—9 km
Today we will follow the valley of the Dudh Kosi river, staying on the west bank of the river. then climb steeply over a rocky ridge toward Benkar (2710m). Continue the trail alongside the river. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia, and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it a beautiful walk. We cross the Kyashar Khola river and climb out of the valley to Monjo (2840m). Just beyond Monjo, the trek enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, which was established in 1976 to protect an 1148 sq km area surrounding Mt Everest. Beyond the national park entrance station, the trail makes a steep rocky descent and crosses the Dhud Kosi river on a 120m-long suspension bridge towards Jorsale (2805 m). After crossing this river a few times while climbing our way up the valley we will reach Namche Bazaar (3440m).
- Teahouse (1 Night)
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04: Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
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 Sherpa culture Museum, lifestyle, and their traditions.
After enjoying the view we continue to the traditional Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung. If you get a chance ask your guide to take you to the Khumjung Monastery which houses the scalp of what’s said to be a Yeti. Leaving the villages we circle back to Namche via the small airstrip at Shyangboche.
- Tea House ( 1 night)
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05: Namche to Phakding then Lukla
Namche: 3440 m, Phakding: 2652 m, Lukla: 2840 m
Walking: 6 to 7 hours—15 km
Today you will be walking 6 to hours from Namche to Phakding then to finally Lukla which is approximately 15 to 16 km. After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.
- Teahouse (1night)
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 06: Lukla to Kathmandu (1350 m)
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. This day after your refreshment you can have Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square)
- Hotel ( 1 night)
- Lunch or dinner
Day 07: 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
* Trekking guide and his assistance
* Sagarmatha National Park permit
* Flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
* Life, Medical Insurance for Guide & Porter
* Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer
* Farewell dinner typical restaurant with folk songs & dance
PERSONAL equipment for trekking
Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency Rescue evacuation during the trek in case needed
Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
Bar bills, Beverage and mineral water during the trek
Region: Everest Region
Duration: 7 Days
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Why we love this trek
- This is one of the short and sweet scenic views trekking in Everest region
- Enjoy five days of trekking in the Khumbu with fabulous views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Kongde Ri and Kusum Kanguru.
- Enjoy a 35 min flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip at Lukla
- Enjoy walking through the rhododendron forest and other green forests easily you can see Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Pheasant and other animals
- Explore fascinating River, Khumbu oldest glacier, biggest and oldest Buddhist monastery, traditional society and small Buddhist stupa.
Is this trek right for you?
- This is a 6 to 7 days moderate/easy trek with an altitude of 3880m and 4 hours walking a day
- This trek elevation starts at 2810m so please ensure you understood the fitness requirement
Accommodation in Kathmandu
You all package includes accommodation in Kathmandu according to your Itinerary with private bathroom, twin sharing bedroom. We always make sure our clients have a comfortable and nice stay in Kathmandu. You Hotel in Kathmandu will be in an easy location with all necessary shopping mall, restaurants, and 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 a 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 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 woollen 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 increased fluid intake is necessary. Try to drink at least four litres 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 a 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.