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Embark on the Everest Short Trek, a journey through culturally rich mountain settlements and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal's Khumbu region. Prepare for an exciting flight to Lukla, reveling in panoramic views from the mountain. In a week, witness the most breathtaking sceneries of the Himalayas, experiencing the Everest region's beauty in a limited timeframe.
This trek, also known as the Everest Panorama Trek, offers a glimpse of Mount Everest in just five days, allowing you to reach Namche Bazaar or Tengboche for mesmerizing views without trekking to Everest Base Camp. It's a fantastic way to encounter Everest in Nepal through a concise yet remarkable trekking trip.
The journey encompasses Lukla, Namche, Hotel Everest View, Tengboche, Sagarmatha National Park, and a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest. Starting with a tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage sites, the trek begins with a spectacular flight to Lukla. The trail leads to Phakding, crossing a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and passing through lush woods.
Namche Bazaar, a bustling commercial sherpa Town, awaits your exploration. Trek onwards to Tengboche, situated at 3,860m—the pinnacle of this trek. Here, you'll visit the ancient Tengboche monastery, among the oldest in the region and the world. The return journey passes through Namche Bazaar back to Monjo, with the option to ascend to Hotel Everest View for a stunning Everest vista.
Tailored for those limited by time or physical constraints from reaching Everest Base Camp, this trek invites beginners to experience Everest's beauty. It's an opportunity to wander around Namche Bazaar and Tengboche, stepping into the historic trails trodden by Tenzing and Hillary during their groundbreaking Everest ascent.
Beginners and those restricted by time or physical ability for the longer Everest Base Camp trek can undertake this journey. While not reaching the Base Camp, they'll still witness the grandeur of Mt. Everest and explore the insights offered by Namche and Tengboche in the Everest region.
For the Everest Short Trek, securing three permits at first. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Khumbu Passanglamu rural municipality Area Entry Permit, and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card, each with specific costs.
To reach the trek's starting point, you have three options: a direct flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, a combination of a drive to Manthali Airport and a subsequent flight to Lukla, a Flight to Phaplu and a drive to Bupsa or a lengthier drive from Kathmandu to Bupsa in specific seasons. Flight durations vary, with the Lukla flight lasting around 40 minutes.
The Everest Short Trek cost typically ranges from 1100 -1200 USD, covering ground and air transportation, accommodation, meals, permits, medical support, and a Kathmandu sightseeing tour. An upgraded Luxury Everest Short Trek option is available at 2500-3000 USD, offering and using superior accommodations at Everest Summit Lodge or Yeti Mountain Home in Trekking and Kathmandu.
For trekkers with additional time, side trips to Khumjung Village and Monastery can be incorporated into the itinerary. Khumjung Village showcases ancient Sherpa culture and the renowned Tenjing-Hillary School and Khunde Hospital. Khumjung Monastery, left to be Yeti's skull, offers an immersive experience of the region's spiritual heritage.
Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.
We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Pashupatinath- This temple is located at Gausala Devpatan. Pashupati is one of the revered and holiest pilgrimages for world’s Hindus.In the holy Bagmati River Ghat Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the unique way of Hindu tradition in the world as well as you will observe typical Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.
Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla. The flight is a scenic Himalayan panoramic flight to the gorgeous mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest trekking. After landing at the Lukla airport, take some time to prepare for the walk of the day. Start the trek for the day today to Phakding, a beautiful town on the bank on Dudhkoshi River. Approximately four hours of gentle walking on the Everest trail takes you to Phakding to spend overnight at a tea house.
After taking breakfast at the tea house, you start the trek to astounding Sherpa town of Namche today. The walk today is mostly uphill making you cover a good distance of elevation. You will come across lots of yaks, Buddhist prayer flags, and many trekking adventurers like you and several other beautiful things. Once you arrive at Namche, you praise the charm of the town and the Himalayan view from there more. Check into a hotel and relax.
Already at the elevation of 3440 meters above sea level, you need to acclimatize with the high altitude atmosphere. Thus it is an extra day at Namche to acclimatize doing some uphill side hikes. Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and other mountains for Everest view point. Once you return back to Namche from the hike, you will have some time to explore the charming town of Namche as well.
Leave Namche early morning after breakfast. It is beautiful walk up to Tengboche, the monastic village in the Everest base camp trekking trail. On the way to Tengboche, experience some of the spectacular views around. Once you reach Tengboche and check into guest house, go and explore the monastery, learn about Tibetan Buddhism.
After breakfast trek to Khumjung, another beautiful mountain village in the Everest region. Enjoy the stunning view of Khumbila peak in the Himalayas from Khumjung and explore around the area. Stay at a guest house.
Take an early breakfast and start the trek for the day from Khumjung to Monjo. Explore the small but beautiful village of Monjo and take in the spectacular view from there.
Walk another six hours back to Lukla today after your breakfast. The walk passes through Phakding where you had spent you first night in the mountain. Reach Lukla and spend some leisurely time there.
Take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. You will be picked up on your arrival at the airport and then transferred to hotel. You have a free afternoon to relax or explore. We will meet in the evening to go for farewell dinner.
Spend your free day in Kathmandu exploring around.
We will drop you to airport three hours prior to your flight time.
The cost of the trip differs based on the services you select and the size of your group. Every trip we arrange is Reasonable and unique, recognizing that each traveller has different needs and desires.
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