Short Everest Trek
Mt Everest and Lhotse during sunset
Tengboche monastery with Tawuche peak.
Kongde peak seen from Namche bazaar.
Short trek in Everest national park visits Shepra villages and monasteries, closely observing their lifestyle and culture crafted in harmony with some of the highest mountains in the world. This is the best way to get the dipper perception of Everest national park as UNESCO Heritage site.
The short Everest trek starts with a 35 mints spectacular flight from Kathmandu, Nepal. From Lukla the trail heads up north through the Tibetan Buddhist Sherpa villages. Namche at 3,440m has several Everest view points and scenic walks. Namche Bazaar was famous trading place between Nepal and Tibet. Still Tibetans come to Namche Bazaar with the yak caravan. Tengboche monastery is a largest monastery of the region, perched at a ridgetop of 3,870m. Tengboche is popular for the sunset view of Mt Everest.
Short Everest trek could be customized for 6 days with deluxe and luxury accommodation or as pony trek for family with kids.
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From the moment we arrived, Rabi greeted us with genuine Nepalese hospitality. We used Rabi and his team for all three of our adventures during our time in Nepal (Tibet, Tengboche Trek, and a day hike). Rabi, his driver's, guides, and the rest of his team also reflect the company's exceptional care to their customers. Our guide Dill, was an amazing companion to have on the trail. We each felt so touched by his kindness, and he truly made our experience an unforgettable one.
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US $ 980 includes
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu Flight
- Necessary Trekking Permits.
- Trekking with licensed and experienced guide and porter.
- Teahouse / lodge accommodation with 3 meals a day.
Duration : 8 days (Namche trek - 6 days)
Difficulty : Moderate to difficult (uphill 500 m at the altitude above 3,000m)
Transport :Kathmandu - Lukla Flight
September - May
Best time is from Mid Sept - Dec but the trek could be done throughout winter as the maximum altitude of the trek is only 3,800 m.
Max Altitude :
Teahouses, deluxe or Luxury lodges (optional)
Tengboche trek Itinerary
Day 01 : Fly along the eastern Himalayas to Lukla (2,800m). A short easy trek (4 hours) to phakding is brilliant with Himalayan view and alpine settlements of Sherpa.
Day 02 : The trail follows the 'Bhote Kosi' river up north crossing over suspension bridges to the base of Namche Bazaar. The trail then climbs for about 3 hrs. We get the first view of Mt. Everest on the way. We formally enter into Everest National Park on the day. (5-6 hours).
Day 03: Rest for acclimatization. A sort, easy walk could be planned for better acclimatization. Khumjung above Namche is beautiful Sherpa village with Sir Edmund Hillary school. The syangboche ridge on the way is overlooking at the Himalayan Peaksincluding Everest, Amadablam and Thamsherku.
Day 04: Tengboche. (6 hrs) The trail to Tengboche follows contour from Namche and then descends to the Dudh Koshi River before climbing again to Tengboche Monastery (3,870m).
Day 05: Tengboche offers magnificent view of Everest and Amadablam. From here we return back to Khumjung village. Visit Khumjung monastery and Sir Edmund Hillary school. The khumjung monastery possess unusal scalp claimed as 'Yeti Skull'.
Day 06: Trek down to the valley and back to Phakding.
Day 07: Trek back to Lukla and prepare for flight next day (4 hrs).
Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu
Trek information and notes
Water : You can buy bottled drinking water thorughout the trek. Hot water for drinking will cost as much as tea. If you are planning to filter or purify our own water, carry two water bottles. Most purifier takes time to disolve and work.
Personal expenses : You will need about USD 150 - 200 for the personal expenses during the trek. Even though USD could be easily changed throughout the trek, Nepalese Rupees would be much easier. You will need this amount for bottled water, drinks, beverages, chocolates and toiletries. The amount will also cover standard tipping for guide and poter.
Insurance : Insurance of guide and porter are covered by the compnay. However clients have to have their insurance. Sprained ankle, altitude sickness, food poisoning, respiratory infections will make it difficult to trek back for days. Helocopter is the only way to get trekkers out of the mountain which might be very costly. So it is better to have right insurance covering helicopter evacuation from the altitiude of 3,800 m.
Tips : Please note, service charges in hotel and restaurants are already included and paid. Tipping guide and porter is the way of appreciating the job they did. The standard tipping is USD 10 / day for guide and USD 6 / day for porter. The amount is not per person but is shared by the group.
Equipment check list
- Water bottle
- Flash light – At least one headlamp or torchlight will be handy.
- Personal towel
- Knife – multifunctional portable pocket knife
- Hand sanitizer and other toiletries
- Sun lotion
- Essential medicine & first-aid kit
- Ruck sack – 40 – 60 liter that can carry gears ranging from 15 – 20 kg.
- Daypack – 15 – 30 lt for you to carry, water and other essentials for a day. Note: 30 litre duffle bag will be provide by the company.
- Trekking shoes / boots - 1
- sleeper or camp shoes -1
- Shocks – 2 thick pairs to wear while sitting around at high altitude, 4 medium and thin pairs of socks for walking.
- Down jacket is required only for the month of January – February and also for trek going above 3,500 m.
- Waterproof / windproof jacket with warm fleece inner will be enough for other months.
- Thermal under wares - 1
- Fleece jacket / jumper / pullover - 2
- Hiking pants
- Hiking shirts
- Sun hat
- Trekking poles
Mani Rimdu Festival trek
Mani Rimdu festival
is celebrated every year after the full moon of Autumn. Monks perform ritualistic dances wearing elaborate masks and outfits commemorationg victory of Buddhism over Bon practices. About Mani Rimdu festival >
Join Tengboche monastery trek for Mani Rindu festival from 12 -14 November 2021.
Short Everest trek could be done using deluxe or luxury lodges. Short and easy Everest experience trek to Namche could be planned for 6 days based on deluxe or luxury lodges. Also the option of Pony trek is available. Everest Luxury lodge trek
Everest luxury lodge trek
allows you to experience the Sherpa culture, explore the Everest national park listed as UNESCO Heritage site and watch the awe-inspiring mountains of Everest region based on finest local luxury lodges. Our selected luxury lodges at each place are run by locals or employ locals and exhibits the authentic Sherpa architecture. Each lodge provides electric blanket, room service with clean towel, bed sheets, and toiletries changed every day. Guaranteed hot shower in your ensuite bathroom uses solar power and electricity as back up. The Everest luxury trek ensures your pleasant stay with professional local hospitality in finest lodges that embed authentic architectural and cultural essence in its decor.
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