Short Everest Trek is a hiking itinerary tailor-made for an Everest Trekking Enthusiasts who are constraint by holiday time, but yet, want to have visited this region or simply want to add it to their already short intervals. Then this short trek in Everest is well suited for you.
Basically, our short Everest trekking takes place in the heart of the Everest region, which is home to the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, giving the surrounding areas its regional name. In the local language Nepali, this mountain is known as Sagarmatha. In addition to getting a cinematic view of the peak, you also get to become a part of the culture, traditions and walk of life of the sturdy people, the Sherpa, in the short Everest trek you make in this short span of time. The terrain at this altitude has created some of the most unique vegetation setting the fauna and flora apart from other lower elevations of the Himalayan Region. The people, the Sherpa, attribute their survival in this harsh but friendly region, with reverence to the almighty, with prayer flags, Mani Walls (walls built with stones and mystical prayers etched into them), Chorten (spiritual gateways to villages) and prayer wheels, when spun send your prayer to heaven and the yak grazing lazily away to nourish and feed on the sparse fodder. All this and much more of this region, you get to see, in this short Everest trek in Nepal.
A Short Look into Everest Trekking
Our Everest Trekking Package likely to save you time, all begins with your arrival in Kathmandu on the appointed day. The very next day, you are wisped off in a plane to Lukla, a short 40 minute but most productive, as you not only get to see the lush green lower Himalayas from your bird’s eye view in the plane, but also Everest and other surrounding mountain peaks all covered with snow the year round. Touching down, and a quick bite to eat, you’re on the start of your short Everest Trek in Nepal. We hike to Phakding Village the first stop on our trek for the night. We ascend all the way. Being well rested, continue ascending on the following day to Namche Bazaar. This town is the center of all happening in the world of the Sherpas. All the while on this short Everest hike, you seemed welcomed by the smiling faces of the Sherpa, their flattering sorted colorful flag-waving away in the gentle breeze, the Mani Walls and the Chortens gates and the Everest growing bigger in the backdrop. The next day, we set off for Khumjung and Everest Hotel built at a vantage point where you are able to wine and dine with a cinema look of this gigantic mountain with its shadow over you. It is a quicker return to Namche Bazaar, as it is easier to walk down than up. The next day, it is a downhill day back to the airport in Lukla, retracing our footsteps via Phakding. We stay the night here getting the fading away looks of Everest bringing back stronger memories of it once being closer. We take the first flight back to Kathmandu, all the while on the way back, Everest seeming to become smaller, making you feel, that if you had more time on hand to take our Everest Base camp trek. Sigh! If I could return to do the Everest Trek with a longer duration.
Some Questions might come to mind while considering this short trek in Everest:
Is this short Everest Trekking proper for me? especially with the time constraints I have or for some other reason apparent to you?
Yes, it is, if you have the vitality and you can make it in and out of time on the destined days. No, if you believe you cannot, and again yes, if you take our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, in which you will get to spend a much less number of days in the country than seven and still getting to see Everest in fact from the base camp.
The next thing that comes to mind, is this a difficult trek?
Well, to be frank, walking, whether it is uphill or down, takes its toll on the legs, but it is rewarding in the long run as the pristine air and the psychological benefits it gives, outdoes the negative effects. Yes, low land people should get acclimatize to high altitude living. This short Everest trek will only help to rejuvenate the spirit, soul and mental fatigue that has built up over modern living. In fact, on the same theme, it would be advisable to take other hiking in Nepal packages to the thousand one trekking destination in the Himalayas with a longer time duration.
What is the best time to take this hike?
To which, it can be said, “All year round”, but the winter and monsoon would be a bit extreme on the body due to being much colder and the constant and unpredictable rains.
Is it safe to take this trek?
Like every other trek, in the Everest region which is famed for scaling Mount Everest, it has one of the most developed regions in case of emergency response. There have been no fatalities, but a few injuries from the nature of the hiking sport. You get the most helpful, smiling faced Sherpa people, who all gather to help on the slightest scream especially for visitors to their region. It only puts a blemish on their Buddhist faith if they don’t.
The company believes that if you have made the choice to take this short Everest hike, then you have made the right decision and we only hope with our service, that you have the short adventurous holiday of a lifetime.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for Short Everest Trek
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Flight to Lukla (40min) and Hike to Phakding (2 to 3 hours hike)
Day 3: Trekking Phakding to Namche Bazaar (5 to 6 hours hike)
Day 4: Namche Bazaar – Hike to Khumjung and Everest Hotel and Back to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Phakding and then Lukla (5 to 6 hours hike down)
Day 6: Back to Kathmandu (40 Minute’s Flight)
Day 7: Transfer to airport for your onward destination
- Witness magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks on the cards while flying across Nepal’s sky, and excitement level proliferates as the plane cuts through different hills to land on the Kathmandu Valley
- Explore ancient traditional Nepali bazaars in Kathmandu, Lukla, and Namche Bazaar
- Board terrific Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flights known for mind-blowing sceneries
- Witness Mt. Everest from a close range
- Visit Tengboche Monastery renowned as one of the famous monasteries in the region situated at a height of 3860m
- Witness variety of floras and faunas