Everest short trek is 5 days program that goes up to the famous Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar. You'll spend a couple of nights in Namche Bazaar and go on a few side hikes before descending back to Lukla. The Everest short trek is also known as Everest View trek, Namche Bazaar trek, and Hotel Everest View Trek. It is a quick yet very rewarding trip in the Khumbu region.
People of any age can do Everest short trekking. The itinerary does not involve your arrival & departure from Kathmandu, so you have to be available in Kathmandu one day before the trek begins. The Everest short trek is also one of the cheapest trekking packages in the Khumbu region. If you can walk 5 to 6 hours a day and not get affected by the high altitude, then you can easily do Everest short trek.
The Everest short trek begins with an incredible flight to Lukla (2,860 m). The flight offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayas. You trek to Phakding village (2,610 m) the day you arrive at Lukla airport. The trail from Lukla to Phakding descends along the Dudh Koshi river, crossing it a few times. From Phakding, we'll hike to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m). The trail ascends and descends, crossing numerous suspension bridges.
You'll walk via dense forests of rhododendron and magnolia. The villages you pass by on the way let you see the lifestyle of the locals. From Monjo (2,835 m) onwards, you'll be trekking in the Sagarmatha National Park. Before reaching Namche Bazaar, you'll face a steep uphill walk to some extent. The Namche Bazaar welcomes the first view of Mt. Everest (8,849 m) and many other mountains.
You'll spend two nights here. Explore the town and get to the culture & tradition of Sherpas closely. The following day, you'll go on a hike to Hotel Everest View (3,962 m) and continue to Khumjung monastery (3,790 m) early in the morning. The hike will present you with breathtaking views of Thamserku (6,608 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Everest (8,849 m), etc. Likewise, the Khumjung monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region.
Is this trip right for you?
As the name speaks for itself, Everest short trek is for travelers who do not have enough time to go on the general 15 days Everest Base Camp trek. This Everest itinerary is very doable and considered easy. If you want to explore the Khumbu region quickly, looking to spend time in the mountains with locals, admiring the stunning landscape, then 5 days Everest short trek is for you.
If you have one day extra, we highly suggest you extend the trek to Tengboche village.
Difficulty & altitude sickness
The Everest short trek 5 days is easy. The trek is not as demanding as other Everest trekking packages. You do not need previous trekking experience to join Everest short trek. Moreover, you can do this trek with your family. The trail is rough and goes by dense forests. There are many ascents and descents while trekking. You have to be a little careful while walking.
Even though it is a short trek, there are chances of altitude sickness. The elevation increase between Kathmandu and Lukla airport itself is a huge elevation change. Therefore, we descend to Phakding on the same day to spend the night. This will help you avoid altitude sickness. Likewise, the hike during your stay in Namche Bazaar will also help you acclimatize.
To prepare for 5 days Everest trek, you can do regular walking and exercise. This trek does not require any special preparation. If you are already traveling in Nepal and looking for a quick trek in the Himalayas, you can join the Everest view trekking right away. As the trek involves a long walk on a rugged trail, your stamina matters a lot. Cardiovascular activities will help you build stamina.
- Packing: Follow our packing list for Everest view short trek. You should buy or rent trekking clothes as per the season you are trekking in. Do not overpack but also not be unpacked. Make sure to carry even small essentials like toilet paper, toothpaste & toothbrush, lip balm, moisturizer, etc.
- Travel Insurance: We have seen some travelers suffering from altitude sickness right after reaching Namche Bazaar. Even though we do our best to avoid altitude sickness, you may get symptoms, and if it escalet, we might have to air evacuate you to a hospital in Kathmandu. So, make sure to get travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation.
Alternative trek packages
These are some alternative packages in the Everest region- Everest View Trek, Gokyo Lakes trek, Everest Luxury trek, EBC trek with helicopter return, etc.
Similarly, these are some other moderate treks in other parts of the Himalayas- Mardi Himal trek, short Annapurna base camp trek, Langtang valley trek, etc.
To book Everset short trek 2023/2024, get in touch with us. Our team will help you with booking. You can also book the trek through the site. After receiving the booking inquiry, we'll check your information and proceed with the trip confirmation mail. It is the best Everest short trek at a reasonable price you'll come across.