Everest Short Trek - 5 Days

Trek Route Summary

Easy to Moderate
Gentle to Moderate
Maximum elevation:
3790 m/12430 ft at Khumjung Village
Destination :
Everest Region
Activity :
Everest Treks
Duration :
5 Days
Distance :
49 km/ 30.4 miles
Group Size :
Min 02 and Max 10 (For solo, we offer a private package)
Nature of Trek :
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season:
February March, April, May, June, September, October and November
Activity Per Day :
About 5-6 hrs walking
Accomodation :
Major Attractions:
Lukla, Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung Village
Transportation :
Private Transportation (Kathmandu hotel-Kathmandu Airport-Kathmandu Hotel), Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
Start / End Point :
Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Trip Overview

Are you eager to traverse the Everest Region of Nepal but tangled in the dilemma of whether to go or not due to time constraints or budget issues? Then, our Everest Short Trek perfectly befits you! It is a concise trek conceived by keeping those travelers in mind who possess a limited time frame and tight financial plan. But as the saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”; this short yet scenic trek takes you into the lap of majestic Himalayas, across the awe-inspiring snowscapes and hospitable Sherpa settlements.

Walkthrough the picturesque landscapes to the well-renowned town of Namche Bazaar and get familiar with the Sherpa people, their ethnic culture, and traditional Himalayan lifestyle. Your hike up to Khumjung will reward you with the marvelous vistas of majestic summits nearby which include Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbila, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam other nearby peaks in the Khumbu Region.

Picture yourself enjoying the outlook of Nepalese Himalayas amidst those very mountains with a cup of your favorite hot drink. Wouldn’t it be a fascinating “Everest” experience!?

Everest Short Trek is one of the straightforward treks in the Everest Region of Nepal. With less or no risk of Acute Altitude Sickness (AMS) and undemanding trekking trails, this trek can be completed by anyone having average physical endurance. Contact us and join this amazing trip now!

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlight Overnight
Day 1 Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 9km, 3-4 hrs Phakding
Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 11km, 6-7 hrs Namche Bazaar
Day 3 Rest day; explore Khumjung Village and its surrounding Namche Bazaar
Day 4 Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 21km, 7-8 hrs. Lukla
Day 5 Fly back to Kathmandu Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

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Early in the morning, we’ll board a flight bound to Lukla. This 35 minutes short yet scenic flight will take us across picturesque landscapes showcasing verdant valley, sparkling river, lush woodlands, green hills, and snow-covered summits.

After we land at Lukla, we’ll commence our trekking venture and walk along the Dudh Koshi River on the well-marked trail which progresses across the villages of Chheplung (2,700m) and Ghat (2,590m) to Phakding (2,652m).

En route, we can observe spectacular Mani walls and green terrain with the enchanting outlooks of Mt. Khumbila (5,761m), Mt. Nupla (5,885m), and Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6,367m).

Walking Hours:3-4
Trek Distance:9km/ 5.6 miles
Meals:B, L, D
Overnight at:Phakding

Adjacent to the banks of the raging Dudh Koshi River, we’ll push ourselves further beyond the pine woods, several suspension bridges, and beautiful Sherpa villages of Zapote, Toktok, Benkar, and Chumoa to arrive at Monjo, the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park.

Dedicated to the conservation and protection of Khumbu Region’s fragile mountain ecosystem; Sagarmatha National Park is a natural UNESCO world heritage site since 1979 A.D. we’ll then traverse Jhorsalle village and a few suspension bridges to initiate a final but steep ascent to Namche Bazaar.

About halfway up the slope, there is a spot with the remains of a long inoperative teahouse beside the trail that bestows some initial glimpse of Mt. Everest (8,848m) tugged in between Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) and Mt. Nuptse (7,861m) if the weather is clear.

Walking Hours:6-7
Trek Distance:11km/6.8 miles
Altitude:3,440 m/11,280 ft)
Meals:B, L, D
Overnight at: Namche Bazaar

The settlement of Namche Bazaar is often referred to as “The Sherpa Capital” because of its position as the commercial hub of the Khumbu Region. Dominated by the snow-clad peaks of Thamserku (6,623m) to the east and Kongde Ri (6,187m) to the west; this lovely town harbors many modern facilities such as internet cafes, bakery, banks, ATMs, and outlets of medical supplies, warm clothing, and Tibetan souvenirs.

If you are short on pieces of equipment then you can buy or rent the second-hand equipment left over from previous summit expeditions. But keep in mind that, the price of commodities is high in higher altitudes. After exploring the village; we’ll proceed ahead for a short hike to the pristine village of Khumjung (3,790m). The pathway navigates across the mountainous countryside unveils the splendor of the upper valley.

Not only the Mt. Everest reveals itself from Nuptse-Lhotse Ridge but even better, we can gaze at the graceful Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m) and its neighboring peaks such as Khumbila (5,761m), Nupla (5,885m), and Kusum Kanguru (6,367m).

Walking Hours:4-5
Trek Distance:9.7km/6.2 miles
Altitude:3,790 m (12,430 ft)
Meals:B, L, D
Overnight at: Namche Bazaar

Following a descent to Namche Bazaar from Khumjung, we’ll resume our trek to Lukla. As we climb down beyond the suspension bridges and farmlands; we’ll come across pinewoods and rhododendron forest.

Subsequently, we’ll make it past a handful of Sherpa settlements to the final destination of our blissful trekking journey.  On the way back, we’ll be constantly perused by the breathtaking view of the snow-capped Himalayas.

Walking Hours:7-8
Trek Distance:21km/ 13 miles
Meals:B, L, D
Overnight at:Lukla

This very day, we’ll step abroad on the scheduled flight to Kathmandu Airport. The flight may be interrupted by bad climatic conditions so we might have to wait for appropriate weather.

Once we land at Kathmandu, you can rest and relax rejoicing in the amenities offered by your hotel. Alternatively, you can stroll around the vivid marketplaces, clicking pictures, or buying souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

Accomodation:Kathmandu Sunny Hotel
Overnight at:Kathmandu

Altitude Chart

Everest Short Trek

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup/drops for domestic transfer via private vehicle according to itinerary
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu incorporating departure taxes
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Standard Teahouse accommodation in possible finest local lodges throughout the trek; accommodation with private bathrooms and hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Crew includes one professional and seasoned trekking leader proficient in English along with assistant guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) incorporating their salary, equipment, transportation, food, accommodation, and accidental insurance
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket to utilize throughout the trek
  • Holy Mountain Treks T – shirt, trekking map and certificate to mark the achievement of the trip
  • First aid medical kit
  • TIMS, National Park Permits (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • All government taxes and office service charge

Price Excludes

  • Charges for tourist visa (find out more on Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares, travel and rescue insurance
  • Trekking equipments and clothing for personal use
  • Additional night/s accommodation in Kathmandu or Lukla caused by early arrival, deferred departure, early return to Kathmandu from the trip than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Lukla (and also in the case of early return from trek than the scheduled itinerary)
  • All kind of beverages (water, alcoholic or non alcoholic hot/cold drinks)
  • Personal expenses including phone calls, internet usage/data, laundry, battery recharge, hot shower, extra porters, etc
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or additional oxygen
  • Tips for guides and porters are expected.

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