Everest Short Trek: Breathtaking Views of Everest in 8 Days

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7 nights 8 days

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Daily Tour

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About this tour

If you’re limited on time but yet want to see Mount Everest, the Everest Short Trek is an excellent choice. You can explore Sagarmatha National Park and catch sight of the tallest peak in the world on this hike. Along the way, you will discover more about Sherpa culture. It’s an excellent way to take in Everest’s beauty without committing to a lengthy hike.

Distance and shortened Highlights:

For those who like to experience a little bit of Everest’s brilliance without committing to a lengthy trek, our Everest Short Trek is ideal. It is approximately 70 kilometers for a round trip. It offers reasonable distances with amazing views for a duration of 7 to 8 days.

You’ll witness stunning scenery, towering mountains, and the well-known Khumbu Icefall while trekking. Additionally, you will experience Sherpa culture. Along the way, you’ll see Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park, and even the Everest viewpoint, which offers breathtaking views.

Sagarmatha National Park:

As you journey through the trails of the Everest Short Trek, you’ll have the honor of exploring Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its diverse wildlife, including the majestic Himalayan Tahr and the elusive Snow Leopard, as well as its stunning landscapes.

Sherpa Culture and Local Traditions:

One of the highlights of the Everest Short Trek is the opportunity to interact with the resilient Sherpa community. Witness their unique traditions, hospitality, and resilience in the face of the harsh Himalayan environment. By connecting with the locals, you’ll gain a deeper understanding and respect for their way of life.

Everest Viewpoint:

No trip to Everest is complete without seeing Mount Everest itself. The Everest View Hotel, which is the Everest viewpoint, offers stunning panoramic views of the mountain and its surrounding peaks. Witness the golden glow of sunrise painting the peaks in a spectacular display of light.

Namche Bazaar:

This lively Sherpa town is a center of cultural activities and the entry point to the Everest region. Trekkers’ dreams come true at Namche Bazaar, a thriving town that provides a chance to get acclimated and enjoy Sherpa hospitality. Take a moment to explore Namche Bazaar, stock up on supplies, and interact with fellow travelers.

Food and Accommodation:

During the Everest Short Trek, you’ll come across small mountain lodges that provide twin-sharing accommodations offering a comforting haven after a day of trekking. Moreover, the culinary adventure mirrors the diverse landscape, with a blend of local and international cuisines to suit every taste.

From classic dishes like pizza and spaghetti to more well-known favorites like Dal Bhat and Tibetan Champa, every meal offers an opportunity to savour new flavors and replenish energy for upcoming adventures.

Safety, Gears, and Packing:

To ensure a safe Everest Short Trek, remember to drink plenty of water, maintain a slow and steady pace, and dress warmly. Additionally, Make rest and acclimatization a priority as well to reduce the chance of altitude sickness. It’s good to know that getting sick from the altitude is very rare on this trek.

Our gear list covers everything you need to be well-prepared for the Trek, from sun protection to thermal layers. We do a comprehensive gear check before we go to make sure everyone is prepared.

Electricity and Internet Connectivity:

During the Everest Short Trek, electricity is generated from small hydropower projects and solar panels. You can charge your batteries, but the price may change based on how high you are. In addition, you can stay connected with reliable cell networks and Wi-Fi if you’re ready to pay more.

Quick Everest Short Trek Itinerary:</H23

After arriving in Kathmandu, the Everest Short Trek begins, giving you time to explore and acclimatize. Following your flight to Lukla, you will hike to Phakding. After that, you’ll travel to Namche Bazaar to spend a day getting acclimated and see the Everest View Hotel. The route returns to Lukla, and from there, a flight to Kathmandu is taken to depart.

The Everest trek is a test of determination, leading adventurers through uphill trails to reach the maximum elevation of 3,880 meters. It pushes both your body and your spirit, but the stunning views and personal victories make it all worth it.

Come join us on this journey and add your own story to the legendary Everest Region.


  • Compact Adventure: An 8-day trek designed for those with limited time, offering the essence of Himalayan trekking in the Everest Region.
  • Diverse Terrain: Journey from mid-hills to high hills, experiencing the shift from temperate forests to stark alpine landscapes.
  • Rich Biodiversity: Encounter Nepal’s national bird, the Danphe, along with mules, elusive deer, and a variety of flora, from rhododendrons to alpine vegetation.
  • Maximum Elevation of 3,880 Meters: Challenge yourself with uphill trails leading to breathtaking elevations and panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  • Cultural Immersion: Stay in cozy mountain lodges, experiencing the warmth of Nepalese hospitality and savoring a mix of local and international cuisines.
  • Optimal Trekking Seasons: Enjoy clear skies and temperate weather during the best times to visit, from March to May and September to November.
  • Safety and Support: Benefit from comprehensive pre-trek gear checks, 24/7 company support, and updates to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.
  • Modern Conveniences: Access to electricity for charging devices, with options for staying connected through reliable mobile networks and available Wi-Fi services, despite the remote setting.
  • Personal Growth: Embrace the challenges and triumphs of the trek as opportunities for personal reflection and transformation amidst the world’s highest peaks.


  • International Airport Pickup and drop.
  • 2 way ticket kathmandu-lukla-kathmandu.
  • All private ground transportation.
  • 3 Night twin-sharing/double accommodation in a 3-star hotel or similar standard in Kathmandu, including breakfast (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost
  • Permits for Sagarmath National Park and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • Twin-sharing teahouse accommodation during the treks
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), including one hot drink and seasonal fruits.
  • One duffle bag, Sleeping bag, down jacket to be returned after the trek.
  • Filtered water in the trails.
  • Strong porters during the trek for carrying luggage (1 porter for every two clients ie: 10kg each )
  • Experienced, first-aid trained, government licensed, English-speaking Travel Makers South Asia's trekking guide.
  • Insurance, food and accommodation for staff.
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, with a car/van with a certified tour guide.
  • An executive farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal.
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes.
  • Trek completion certificate and map.
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
  • Entrance fee for 2 sightseeing points in kathmandu.
  • Any beverages inc. water.
  • Insurance and international flights.
  • Tips for your staff.
  • Gas showers, wifi and charging at high places.


Time: As per your ticket
Distance: N/A
Altitude: 1,400 meters
Welcome to the heart of Nepal, Kathmandu – a city where ancient traditions meet the hustle of modern life. Your transformative journey begins here, nestled among the majestic Himalayas, at an elevation of 1,400 meters. Upon landing, be greeted with the warmest of welcomes by our seasoned guides. They will ensure a smooth transition to your cozy accommodation. This day is dedicated to your relaxation, soaking in the vibrant energy of Kathmandu and gearing up for the adventure that awaits.

Time: 4-6 hours
Distance: Variable
Altitude: Up to 2,500 meters
Dive deep into the rich tapestry of Kathmandu's culture with a day of exploration. Choose between marveling at the city's ancient temples and bustling marketplaces or embarking on an acclimatization hike to the serene outskirts, reaching altitudes of up to 2,500 meters. This day not only prepares your body for the journey ahead but also connects you with the soul of Nepal, offering glimpses into its heritage and the everyday lives of its people.

Time: Flight: 30-40 minutes; Trek: 3-4 hours
Distance: 8 km
Altitude: Lukla: 2,860 meters, Phakding: 2,610 meters
Embark on a scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. This thrilling flight offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, setting the stage for the adventure ahead. Upon arrival in Lukla, begin your trek towards Phakding. This initial trek, winding through beautiful villages and alongside the Dudh Koshi River, serves as a gentle introduction to the trekking experience in the Everest region. Overnight in Phakding allows you to rest and acclimatize in the tranquility of the mountains.

Time: 5-6 hours
Distance: 10-12 km
Altitude: 3,440 meters
Today's journey leads you to Namche Bazaar, the bustling heart of the Sherpa community. As you ascend through the Sagarmatha National Park, with its rich biodiversity, the path offers striking views of the Himalayas, teasing the grandeur to come. This trek is a blend of challenge and charm, introducing you to the warmth of the mountain people. Namche Bazaar, with its lively market and cozy teahouses, serves as a hub for trekkers. Spend the night here, acclimatizing to the altitude and soaking in the vibrant atmosphere.

Time: 4-5 hours (round trip)
Distance: 6 km (round trip)
Altitude: Up to 3,880 meters (Everest View Hotel)
Utilize this day to acclimatize to the high altitude, crucial for the days ahead. A short hike to the Everest View Hotel offers breathtaking panoramas of Everest and its surrounding peaks, an experience that truly embodies the magic of the Himalayas. Spend the remainder of the day exploring Namche Bazaar's hidden gems, from its quaint cafes to the Sherpa Culture Museum. This day is not just about acclimatization but about connecting deeper with the spirit of the Everest region.

Time: 6-8 hours
Distance: 18-19 km
Altitude: 2,860 meters
Begin your descent back to Lukla, retracing the steps of your ascent with a heart full of memories. This journey back is a time for reflection, to ponder the mountains' silent teachings and the inner journey you've embarked upon. The trek back is both physically and emotionally rewarding, offering a different perspective of the landscapes you've become familiar with. Spend your last night in Lukla, celebrating the completion of your trek with your team and fellow trekkers.

Time: Flight: 30-40 minutes
Distance: N/A
Altitude: 1,400 meters
Take a morning flight back to Kathmandu, leaving the serenity of the mountains behind as you re-enter the city's lively embrace. This day offers you a chance to rest, reflect on your incredible journey, and explore any unseen corners of Kathmandu. The vibrant streets, rich in culture and history, provide a gentle reintegration into the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Time: As per your departure schedule
Distance: N/A
Altitude: 1,400 meters
Your journey in Nepal comes to an end, but the memories and transformations you've experienced will last a lifetime. As you prepare for departure, take a moment to reflect on the journey, the landscapes, and the people who have become a part of your story. Nepal bids you farewell, not as a visitor, but as a friend who has shared in its beauty and spirit. Until we meet again, carry the spirit of the Himalayas with you.


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