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Short Trek to Everest

A great adventure is a blend of expanding the adrenaline rush regardless of the short span of time. This is the refection of Nepal Big Mountain’s opening of the trek to Everest in the span of 7 days. With the heights of peaking tight schedules, holidays are shortening on the other end. However, not to miss the fun and thrill of life, it is essential to travel. Along with travel, the choice of best destination and providing agency is indispensable. Learn about our package to Everest in 7 days and find out what you are missing from holidays.

Group size: 2 to 12 Max-Altitude: 5554 m
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: Moderate 
Arrival on: Kathmandu Departure from: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast and Welcome dinner – Nepali Cuisine in Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek

Trip Introduction

Have you ever dreamt about what the highest peak in the world looks like? This is your occasion to break through the dream into reality with the short trek to Everest. Nepal Big Mountain will gladly lead you through every step.

Why the short trek? If you are an adventure lover and nature admirer with a short amount of time for holidays, this is the best opportunity you can grab. Not only is this trek less exhausting but it requires moderate fitness level unlike other treks to Everest. You can cherish the moments with the least difficulty and least chances of altitude sickness.

What will you achieve from this trek? Trekkers are more result oriented during their travel. This trek is something you will value for a long duration, as its first day will amaze you with a domestic flight to Lukla. Moreover, you are filled with the thrill of a bumpy flight above the Himalayas, known as the most thrilling flight in the world.

Next in line is where the actual trekking starts. You will be able to view the amazing wildlife of the mountain area, the yaks, mules and many more. Sagarmatha National Park will charm you with a mesmerizing sunrise view.

Along with this, the major purpose of this trek is the spectacular sight of elegant Mount Everest (8848m), the highest peak in the world. Furthermore, you will be rewarded with the view of dazzling Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and many other snow capped mountains. You can grab the opportunity to trek to Khumjung village where you get to acknowledge the Sherpa settlement. This is your chance to discover the lifestyle of Sherpas as one of them.

Finally, yet importantly, this trip provides you with the necessary thrill with an acclimatization day and gorgeous views that make you wonder the vast beauty of nature. Get ready for the best trek with Nepal Big Mountain.

Please do check out our other variation of packages for Everest Region.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (Altitude 1400 m)

Nepal Big Mountain Travel believes in persistence and belongingness. On day 1, arrival day, a representative in formal attire with garlands (Mala) and traditional Buddhist ceremonial scarf (Khata) will welcome you. This is a traditional welcoming gesture of Nepalese. The representative will guide you to the hotel. You can wander around the streets of Thamel and explore shops during the late afternoon. Then, a cultural dinner is presented overnight at 3 – star hotel in Kathmandu or similar class.

Major attractions:

  • Unique and traditional welcome
  • Welcome dinner- traditional Nepali cuisine
  • Wander around the streets of Thamel
  • Explore shops during the late afternoon
  • Traditional thankas and art crafts around the area

Included meals: Dinner

Day 2: Fly to Lukla, 8 KM trek to Phakding (2,651 m)

After your fresh morning breakfast, you begin the wonderful journey. The start of the journey is the most adventurous part. The 40-minute flight to Lukla awaits you with the thrill of getting caught in the turbulence because of the mountains hovering in the place. A slightly bumpy flight will provide you with the view of mountains and hills around the place. After you reach Lukla, you inaugurate your trek to Phakding. Here, you can encounter herds of yaks in the way which are used as the main source of the transport. On the way, you will descent towards Chheplung village to learn about the traditional Nepalese of the area. From there, you will be able to have a glimpse of a sacred mountain, Mt. Khumbila. You will spend the night at the Phakding in a teahouse.

Major attractions:

  • The 40-minute flight to Lukla, most thrilling flight in the world
  • View of mountains and hills from the flight
  • Inaugurate your trek to Phakding
  • Encounter the major source of transport, yaks
  • Catch a glimpse of a sacred mountain, Mt. Khumbila

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3: 11 KM trek to Namche Bazaar (3,438 m)

On the third day, we begin the 6-7 hour trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. You initiate the 900 m elevation to the biggest village in the area, Namche Bazaar. The beginning of the trek makes you familiar with the yaks rather than the normal transports you are used to. You proceed through the trail north up the valley of Benkar where you cross mesmerizing pine tree forest and Dudh Koshi River. You move along to Chumoa to reach Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. After crossing a suspension bridge, you are introduced to Jorsale village. The Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers associate you with your amazement. Namche Bazaar comes to view after many steep climbs. You have the privilege of viewing snow-capped mountains every now and then like the Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse.  You stay in Namche Bazaar for the night.

Major attractions:

  • Cross mesmerizing pine tree forest
  • Catch the amazing Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers
  • The privilege of viewing snow-capped mountains every now and then throughout the trail
  • Reach the entrance to Everest National Park
  • Get a chance to associate with the Sherpas in the Namche Bazaar.

Included meals:

Day 4: Namche Bazaar – Day Hike (3,440 m)

Today you spend your day acclimatizing such that you are familiar with the environment before proceeding in the altitude. Trekkers take the full advantage of this day by hiking towards the Sagarmatha National Park to get a mesmerizing sunrise view. The spectacular sight of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and many other snowcapped mountains is just breathtaking. You can grab the opportunity to trek to Khumjung village (12401ft) where you get to acknowledge the Sherpa settlement. This is your chance to discover the lifestyle of Sherpas as one of them. You spend overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Major attractions:

  • Hiking towards the Sagarmatha National Park to get a mesmerizing sunrise view
  • Get the spectacular sight of many snow-capped mountains along with Mount Everest.
  • A chance to discover the lifestyle of Sherpas as one of them
  • Grab the opportunity to trek to Khumjung village (12401ft)
  • Acclimatization day such that you become familiar with the climate of the place

Included meals: Lunch

Day 5: 19 KM trek to Lukla (2,860 m)

Today, you descend downward cautiously on the steep trail and the rocky terrain. It is the last challenging and adventurous trail for the trip which you enjoy fully. You are able to see the Dudh Koshi and its tributaries as you cross a suspension bridge over the river. You reach Lukla after the adventurous steep trail where you can take rest and relax. You stay the last night in Lukla before flying to the capital city with all the amenities.

Main attractions:

  • Last challenging and adventurous trail
  • Able to see the Dudh Koshi and its tributaries
  • Reach Lukla after the adventurous steep trail
  • Rest and relax after the long trek to analyze the potential of the place
  • Stay the last night in Lukla before flying to the capital city with all the amenities

Included meals:

Day 6: Fly to Kathmandu

New daylight brings you a day of the thrilling flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight will not be as dangerous and bumpy as the first flight to Lukla. Your guide will drop you to the hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day to memorize your journey once again. If you are interested, our guide can help you to go to other places in Kathmandu. In the evening, you will devour your farewell dinner, roam around the Thamel area, and try various Nepali cuisines and famous street foods. Your last stay will be at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu or similar class.

Major attractions:

  • Thrilling Flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla
  • Relaxing after a tiring journey to memorize wonders once again
  • Visit other places of interest in Kathmandu by customization
  • Roam around the Thamel area and try various Nepali cuisines and famous street foods
  • Devour your farewell cultural dinner

Included meals:

Day 7: Departure Day

You have breakfast early in the morning. With the conclusion of necessary steps for departure, a representative of Nepal Big Mountain Travel will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Nepal Big Mountain expects a happy customer to travel again.

Major attractions:

  • Departure day
  • Concluding breakfast early in the morning
  • Depart with beautiful memories
  • A representative of Nepal Big Mountain Travel will see you off to Tribhuvan International Airport
  • You are associated with your spirit smile with the end of an adventurous and memorable journey of trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast

Important Note

Nepal Big Mountain Travel prioritizes your safety first. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Availability of guides depends on the high seasons.

In any case, specified guides are unavailable, Nepal Big Mountain provides an English guide for your meaningful travel.

Included in the Cost

  • Experienced English/Chinese/Spanish/Hindi speaking tour guide
  • Guide fees, government taxes and office service charges
  • Welcome dinner – Nepali cultural cuisine with a cultural dance performance
  • All entrance fees
  • Sim Card
  • Airport pickups, transfers to hotel and drops in a private vehicle
  • All transportation charges as mentioned in the itinerary
  • One bottle of mineral water daily during a city tour
  • All accommodations throughout the journey in twin sharing basis
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) and National Park Entry Permits
  • 1 Porter per 2 pax
  • 1 trekking map per 2 pax
  • 1 duffel bag per 2 pax
  • Trekking certificate
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Lunch at Everest View Hotel, Sagarmatha
  • Breakfast and bed in Kathmandu

Not Included in the Cost

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (Tipping is expected)
  • All other services not included in the itinerary
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Extra Food and Beverages
  • Optional: USD 25 per person per day for the provision of lunch and dinner in city tours
  • Optional: USD 40 per person per day for the provision of breakfast, lunch, and dinner during trekking periods

The Trekking Group

The trek includes a trekking group of 2-12 members. As a member of the trekking group, you will receive the reward of 1 main guide or leader along with 1 assistant guide for the group of 4 so as to gain as much information from the trekking route possible. The group can be customized as per your need by providing the necessary information. For the details, please refer to the additional information.

The group is under the supervision of the main guide. The directions information and safety concerns are considered by the main guide. This will make your trip more safe and sound. You will get the facility of 1 porter per 2 pax such that if you are tired, the porter can carry your goods for you. However, the load may differ.

Important points under trekking group:

  • 1 guide cum porter (Need to email us)
  • 1 assistant guide per 4 pax
  • 1 main guide or leader
  • 1 porter per 2 pax
  • 2-12 members in a group(customizing is considered with due information)

Accommodations

You stay at teahouses throughout the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-sharing basis. After the trek, trekkers make use of Nepal tea houses – small hotels for an overnight stay and home cooked meals.

It will be less difficult as the need to cart food and tents are reduced. Quality depends on the number of customers as well as competition. Hence, popular routes like the EBC trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek have a wide variety of quality tea houses. However, other areas have basic tea houses. The bakery is the attraction of teahouses where you can choose from various sweet dishes.

You will be able to experience the native and ancient lifestyle. With higher elevations, there are fewer chances of good flushing mechanisms, making the tour more interesting for the challengers. It is highly recommended to use four seasons’ sleeping bag and earplugs for a better experience. You will have facilities of plug points and lighting which gives you unique experience of convenient trekking.

Meals

The meals also provide you with a slight pinch of cultural taste. It comprises of welcome dinner and breakfast. Firstly, welcome embraces the refreshments after you reach the arrival destination, Kathmandu. Secondly, you can enjoy the traditional Nepali cuisine that is a blend of rice, lentils, vegetables, and pickle. We respect and provide the choice of vegetarian or non-vegetarian food. Lastly, breakfast consists of organic tea or fresh plump of organic fruits. You are given a choice of a range of bakeries and cookies. Breakfasts are only provided in the city tours.

The trip excludes lunch and dinner so that you can explore the multiple choices of cuisines in Nepal without being bound by the travel agency. However, you can choose meals according to your preferences excluding the provision at your own expense.

Nepal Big Mountain also provides a provision of lunch and dinner for the minimum amount of extra USD 25 per person per day for city tours. In addition to it, during the trekking period, for the prerequisites of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the minimum amount of extra USD 40 per person per day is provided such that you have the convenience of easy access to meals throughout the trek.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

The traveller must specify any kinds of sickness, diseases or phobias before the trip because Nepal Big Mountain believes every traveller needs to be under perfect care and guidance to enjoy the trip with the best convenience possible.

There are low chances of altitude sickness to many trekkers since the trek covers the altitude of 3440m. Along with it, there is a need for the trekkers to be familiar with the cold weather. It is essential for the trekkers to have the common vaccinations. If there are any children travelling, it must be on the guidance of their guardian.

The trip is not suitable for pregnant women and people with an adverse health condition.  For children who are under 14-15, it is best to hire porters to carry the heavier equipment, since the children will not be able to manage the heavy loads over rough terrain, and you do not want to have to carry all their stuff as well as your own. The same can be said of elderly people, over sixty may be able to make the long trek to ABC, but they need to be physically fit and have no serious conditions.

The trek can take you to remote areas. Following are the requirements:

  • Information about the pre-existing medical conditions
  • Information about heart problems
  • written prescription of a physician in generic names
  • Contact lenses and plenty of solution for the needed. Carry backup glasses and sunglasses.

Best Time to Travel

Deciding the best time for trekking is itself an adventurous elimination game. It is not completely unfavourable to visit during the other seasons. However, for the best experience, a clear season is recommended. If you are interested in adventure travel in the time period later than the mentioned date, you can also check our package to Pokhara.

The months from December to February are cold seasons and May brings summer vibes. If you are interested in a trip in your choice of season, it is a remarkable choice for you. However, as a travel agency, Nepal Big Mountain seeks the best experience for a trekker. This trek is highly recommended in the month of October-November or mid-March-Mid April when the season is clear.

The choice of these months will give you a great chance to view the beauty of Himalayas at their best. There are blooming flowers like rhododendron, the national flower of the country found abundantly. The trail will be colourful and eye-catching giving you a different level of energy during these months.

Additional Information

Altogether, this is a trip of 7 days and 8 nights. However, if you are interested in customized trips, contact us. You can also check the Everest Base Camp trek of 14 days and 15 nights which will take you to higher altitudes. You can get some concession for group booking. Please contact Nepal Big Mountain for the group rates via email to info@nbmtravel.com. Any kinds of health condition that may have a negative effect on the traveller must be specified at an earlier stage before booking.

You will be able to blend with various ethnic groups including the Mongoloid Himalayan people, Brahmins, Chhetris to experience being reborn as a unique person. You should wear comfortable clothes and sports shoes during trekking.

Everest is the highest mountain in the world standing tall at 8848m. The trekkers need to cope with the cold climate in the Everest Base Camp Trek.

For this, the suggestion of carrying the following things is counselled:

  • four seasons sleeping bag,
  • trekking poles,
  • earplugs,
  • adequate pre-existing medications,
  • contact lenses and the required solution,
  • extra glasses or sunglasses,
  • warm clothes, etc

Tips are also expected from the trekker if the trek and tour guides show satisfactory performance.