Everest Short Trek - 4 Night 5 Days Trek

Nepal

5 Days

$810

This trip includes

Ground transportation in Nepal

Hotels & tea-house accommodation

All meals except in Kathmandu

Local flights cost covered in itinerary

Guided tour & trek throughout the trip

Highlights

Everest Short Trek, also known as the Everest View Trek or Everest Panorama Trek, is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. Although shorter than the full Everest Base Camp trek, it still offers incredible views of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, and the surrounding Himalayan landscape.    

1. Breathtaking Scenery:  Everest base camp short trek with stunning views of some of the world’s highest and most iconic peaks, including Mount Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet), Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others. The landscapes are awe-inspiring, with majestic snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, and picturesque Sherpa villages.

2. Namche Bazaar: The Everest Shor trek typically starts from Lukla, a small town with an airport serving as the Everest region’s gateway. As you approach Namche Bazaar, the trek’s primary hub, you’ll pass through beautiful forests, suspension bridges, and charming Sherpa villages. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant trading hub and a great place to acclimatize while enjoying the local culture.

3. Everest View Hotel: As the name suggests, the Everest Short Trek allows you to visit the Everest View Hotel, a luxury hotel situated at 3,880 meters (12,730 feet). From this vantage point, you can enjoy panoramic views of Mount Everest and other towering peaks while sipping a warm beverage or enjoying a meal.

4. Sherpa Culture and Hospitality: Throughout the trek, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the unique Sherpa culture. Interact with friendly locals, visit traditional villages, and gain insights into their way of life, including their rich religious practices, traditional architecture, and warm hospitality.

5. Stunning Sagarmatha National Park: The Everest Short Trek takes you through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This protected area is home to diverse flora and fauna, including rare species like the snow leopard and the Himalayan musk deer. The trek allows you to appreciate the natural beauty and biodiversity of the region.

6. Accessible for Most Trekkers: The Everest Short Trek is relatively less challenging than the full Everest Base Camp trek, making it accessible to a wider range of trekkers. It’s suitable for those with limited time, less trekking experience, or who prefer a less physically demanding route while still enjoying the remarkable Himalayan scenery.   

Overview

Everest Short Trek experience trekking in Nepal and admire the greatness of the mighty Everest (8848 m), but if you want a quick or easy option, then this Everest View short trek is the one for you. This Everest Trekking package lets you experience trekking in the Himalayas. Enjoy all the beauty and rewards of venturing into the Everest region in just a week.

Everest Short Trek

The Everest Short Trek starts from the capital city, Kathmandu. You will embark on a flight to the unique airport on earth, Lukla, to begin the journey. However, it is not only Everest that you will see, as this Panorama View Trek, or short trek in the Himalayas, truly lives up to its name. On this 5-day journey, you will be able to witness the magnificent views of the highest and most spectacular mountain ranges in the world; mountains such as Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6623 m), and Mt. Ama Dablam (6812 m).  

You will experience the beauty of Nepal’s people and villages. On your trek, you will pass the town of Chauri Kharka (2680 m) and reach Phakding. The scattered Sherpa houses and the vicinity filled with spiritual calm will give you tranquillity. Later, you will visit the famous Sherpa market called Namche Bazar. It is also known as the Gateway to Everest before hiking uphill to Syangboche. This will lead you to the largest monastery of Tengboche. It will give you an insight into the practices of Buddhism.

After you have explored the country’s culture, tradition, nature, and stunning views – all in just one week – you will board a flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. This short trek needs a medium level of physical strength. It is recommended to be carried out between September and November or March and May. These seasons maximize your chances to see the blooming rhododendron flowers and snowy peaks for which this trek is famed. The short walk to Everest follows the same route as Everest Base Camp Trekking up to Tengboche.

Short Treks in Nepal

The Everest Short Trek takes place within the boundaries of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park has various flora and fauna, including rare species like the snow leopard and Himalayan.

While the Everest short Trek doesn’t reach Everest Base Camp, it still offers remarkable views, cultural experiences, and a sense of adventure. It is a fantastic option for trekkers who have limited time or prefer a less strenuous trek while enjoying the beauty of the Everest region.

Everest Short Trek Cost

The cost of an Everest Short Trek varies depending on several factors, including the trekking agency, duration, and inclusions. On average, it can range from $810  to $2,500 per person. This typically covers permits, guide, and porter services, accommodation, and meals during the trek. Prices may fluctuate, so it’s advisable to check with trekking agencies for current rates.

With our experienced guides, you will be in safe hands. Our mission is to make your trip fun and comfortable, which is why we have been regarded as the best in the industry in Nepal. Please get in touch for more information regarding the Everest Panorama Trek cost,  difficulty, or anything else.

Everest Short Trek Itinerary

Day 01

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding [2,652 m/8,700 ft]: 3 – 4 Hrs     

How to reach Lukla?

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla | Helicopter services from Kathmandu to Lukla.

Ramechep to Lukla Flight.

Day 02

Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 Hrs  

Day 03

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Day 04

Namche Bazaar – Lukla [2,800 m/9,186ft]: 6 hr.

Day 05

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu 

Itinerary

Day 01

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding [2,652 m/8,700 ft]: 3 – 4 Hrs     

We fly to Lukla (30 minutes) and descend gradually, passing through the village of Chauri Kharka (2680m), small forests, and luscious fields to reach our trail. After Kusum Drargka, the trail crosses the Dudh Koshi River at Phakding, where we will stay overnight.

Day 02

Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3440 m/11,280 ft]: 5 – 6 Hrs  

We follow trails passing through blue pine forests to Benkar (2700m) and begin a challenging day as we end in Chumoa and descend to Monjo Khola. Later, we reach Jorsale and hike up to Bhote Koshi. After continuing for 300m through the thin forest, we reach Namche Bazaar, also called the Gateway to Everest, a market town that sells goods to Sherpas and trekkers. O/N at the guest house.

Day 03

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Namche BazaarNamche Bazaar is popular with Trekkers in the Khumbu region.

We will stay here to acclimatize and trek to a museum showcasing the tradition and history of the Sherpa community. Here you will get a panoramic view of Everest (8848 m) and Ama Dablam (6812m). We hike up to Syangboche airport and then to Khumjung village (3800m), Sherpas’s most significant known settlement, before hereturningturninge. O/N at the guest house.

Day 04

Namche Bazaar – Lukla [2,800 m/9,186ft]: 6 hr.

After breakfast, we Trek down to Hillary Bridge and later to Monjo and Dudh Koshi Rivers until we reach Lukla. O/N at hotel.

Day 05

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu 

We board a flight from the unique airport in Lukla and fly for 40 minutes to reach Kathmandu. Here we will explore the streets of Kathmandu, celebrate completing our journey, and finally take some rest. O/N at a 3-star hotel.

What To Expect?

What's included

  • Meals on the entire board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the whole trekking
  • Domestic flights {KTM-Lukla-KTM or Ramechep to Lukla – Remechep} with all surcharges for guests and guide
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced Government license holder guide
  • Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide.
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charges

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
  • Your travel insurance (Rescue)
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic).
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment

We Offer Group Discount

No. of Tourists Price Per Person in USD
1 Paxes $810
2 - 5 Paxes $795

Review

Thanks, Krishna for hosting us and for your patience with warm hospitality, and for showing your great country with the beautiful Himalayas. It is my dream to trek Mt. Everest but I have a few days only but still Loved the Everest short trek accomplished in our short leisure.  Each & every activity was nicely managed for us. Mr. Puru did his duty was very attractive to Evener who don't let any space for dissatisfaction. We will surely be returning to do the Everest base camp trek in our long leisure.  The mountains and the people of Nepal are fantastic. Best regards Mahakulina

Mahakulina
Slovenia

I went to Nepal for ten days in March and am a beginner at trekking. Luckily, I met Puru (MyEverestTrip), who suggested Everest Short Trek. I love this trek. In a short time, I saw Mt. Everest and many other mountains with culture and exciting flight to Lukla; in the future, I would love to again this trek and touch my soul on Everest. If anyone wants to trek, I will highly recommend this trek and this company ( www.myeveresttrip.com ). They are a really the best and most knowledgeable person.

Antonio
Italy

FAQs

Is a Short Trek to Everest Base Camp Possible?

Of Course, Everest Short Trek route is the same for both until reaching Namche. For a short trek, your ending point is Namche Bazaar. To get to Everest Base Camp, you must go upward routes to Tengboche, Dingboche, Dughla, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep, adding about six more days.

How to reach Everest View Hotel

Everest View Hotel is the first-ever luxury hotel made at 3963 meters from sea level. This is also the most magical viewpoint in the Khumbu region. 1 hour of the walk takes you to the Everest view of the hotel from Namche. It would be best if you trekked to Namche from Lukla, which takes two days.

Another way to reach Everest View Hotel is via Aircraft, which drops you in about 1 hr from Kathmandu. You can see the Himalayas’ view above the clouds through a helicopter.

Can you Book Everest's Short Trek Solo?

Yes, you can; Everest short trek allows you to explore the natural beauty of the Himalayas. You can book your trek solo if your tour ends at Namche. But if you plan to climb above the Namche, considering deep forest routes, you may have a problem with the solo trek.

How Hard is Everest View Trek?

Everest View trek is less than a week’s journey in the Himalayas. It’s the shortest and the most leisurely mountain trek in Nepal in terms of distance, altitude, and remotes. The total length of the Everest View trek is about 40 km, and the highest height is the Everest View Hotel at 3963m. So, the chances of altitude sickness are also meager. Further, this is a luxurious trekking region of Nepal with the best accommodation and Food. So, you don’t need to worry about Short Everest Trek’s Difficulty. Having expert guidance from the MyEverestTrek team makes it even easier.

Additional Information

Short trek to Everest base camp, you can have various accommodation facilities. From Kathmandu to Namche, you can have luxurious accommodations such as five- or three-star hotels. You can select the accommodation that suits you according to your budget and interest. All rooms have a private bathroom, hot shower, and Wi-Fi.

Everest Trek Accommodation         

The cost of a hotel in Namche might be higher in the peak season. However, the same accommodation is available cheaply during the offseason. From Lukla to Namche, you may have to adjust a night at the teahouse during peak season. In short, one can enjoy their trek with reasonable accommodation and food.

Everest View Trek Without a Guide

You need a guide for Everest Short Trek when the trek routes are confusing and complicated. In the case of  Everest trekking, is more accessible as you don’t have to trek on poor mountainous, steep slopes and High Passes. In your trekking routes, you can find several tea houses. They can suggest the ways ahead. Thus you can also enjoy your journey without a guide till Namche when you plan to go there on a low budget.

Hiring a guide is always a good option in the mountains. It makes the overall trekking experience less stressful and more comfortable. The choice is yours.

Best Time For Everest View Trek 

This trek is possible throughout the year as you don’t have to trek much in snowy areas at severely dropped temperatures. Traveling during spring and autumn is always ideal for the Everest area trek.

  1. Spring 

Early March is still cold, but the skies are clean, and you can observe clear views of Everest. Trekking in late March and April are famous months for most trekkers. The Blossoms of many wildflowers, including rhododendrons, make your trek attractive and memorable. So, many trekkers choose this season to see the clear sky and a mesmerizing view of Everest and the colorful rhododendron forest. However, the trekking route may be overcrowded since peak season, even in Gokyo Lake Trek.

  1. Autumn

During the autumn, the atmosphere becomes favorable for the Short Everest View Trek, i.e., neither warm nor cold. You don’t have to face the low night temperatures and warm days; it makes your journey perfect. Trekking Everest in the autumn makes your trip easier due to zero chances of heavy rainfall and slippery routes. So most trekkers also choose to see clear blue sky, a perfect view of Everest, and alluring landscapes this season. The crowd of October can be an issue, though.

3. Off-season

Trekking during winter is possible, but the high-velocity wind with low temperatures can limit your trek. Some enthusiastic trekkers choose this season for adventure. Everest short trekking in the summer season is also achievable. Heavy rainfall and slippery routes make it a bit uncomfortable, but with the proper preparation, the Everest Trek in summer can be fun. Mountain Views are sometimes blocked by fog, although the surrounding is green.

Observations on the Brief Everest Hike

You can observe several exciting things during the trek from Lukla to the Namche. After reaching Lukla by flight, you witness the landscape’s Greenery.

Phakding is your destination for the first-day trek, during which you can see the Himalayan yaks, donkeys, and horses. Passing the number of small Sherpa villages throughout the journey makes great memories. Plenty of tree species and other fauna attract your eyes, and you will be able to identify these species. Further, the Dudhkoshi rivers add peace to your trek. In Phakding, you can stay in a homestay which provides a chance to see the culture of Everest and the religion of the people who live there. At night, you get views of a star in the gloriously clear sky with a backdrop of mountains.

Trekking routes from Phakding to Namche consist of steep incline slopes. The streets make you cross the Dudh Koshi River through a suspension bridge many times. If the weather is clean, you can see the first view of Mt Everest while trekking on steep mountainous slopes. Before reaching Namche, you will get the opportunity to cross a double-suspension bridge. Here, you can nearly observe the Dudh Koshi River, crystal clear water, and the peacefully blown wind.

Explore Namche Bazaar

Everest viewpoint: After a short hike from Namche, reach the Everest viewpoint. It offers you the majestic views of Mt Everest and the panoramic view of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt Ama Dablam, and many peaks.

Traditional House and Stupa: Namche offers to visit a traditional house built about 150 years ago. Many Buddhist stupas make to think about their culture, which is quite interesting. Tibetan-style painting makes the perfect structure.

Namche Monastery: Namche Monastery was built about 300 years ago and is called Nyingmapa Monastery. Here, you can see the mesmerizing view of the Himalayas along with Greenery and hilly peaks. Nyginge and Dumji festivals have greater importance in this monastery, and many people come to pray for good.

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for over a decade, traveling with hundreds of travelers worldwide.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planners, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal to ensure that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.

Customize Your Itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the needs and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so we can arrange the rest.

Our Expert Guide:

Although all travel agencies claim to have a good guide, many are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. We can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal upon special request.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have their insurance. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trips have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
  • All our guides and porters are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry it back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal where we stay.

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5 Days Everest short trek map

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