Everest short Trek

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  • Trip Duration 9 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip Cost Contact Us
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Transportation Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Accommodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and lodge/teahouses during the trek
  • Group-Size 1-16 people
  • Max-Altitude 3870m/12696ft.
  • Arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal
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Everest Short Trek 

Short and Sweet Trek to  Everest which takes 9 days for us to reach Tengboche with views of Mount Everest, the glory of the Himalayas, along the way. Everest View Trek is a unique and unforgettable adventure of a lifetime. The view of the “top of the world” is almost like a piece of heaven on earth. We hope you will forget all your problems while on this trek and leave Nepal as a new person.Everest View Trek is one of the most popular trekking areas in Nepal, Everest and the Khumbu Region is the home region of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest, at an altitude of 8,848m (29,029ft), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m) and Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Tawache, Thamserku and many more incredible mountains. Our experienced guides will point out each mountain and tell you the name and altitude.  They will take good care of you as well as enlighten you with interesting information regarding the natural environment, temples, people, and villages.

Lukla, at 2,830m, is the starting point 9 days is in the Sagarmatha National Park, the highest National Park in the world. UNESCO declared it a world heritage site in 1979.Our experienced guides will take good care of you as well as enlighten you with interesting information regarding the natural environment, temples, people, and villages.   You will forget all your problems while on this trek and you will leave Nepal as a new person.

Trip Highlights

  • Top of the world (The world highest peaks) Mt. Everest 8848.86m.
  • Mount Everest region ecosystem.
  • Rich in flora and fauna diversity.
  • Highest star hotels in the world.
  • Snow Leopard, musk deer, Himalayan monal and many more.
  • Unique Sherpa culture and monasteris.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428 ft.)
  • Day 02:Morning fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek
  • Day 03:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 04:Exploring Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
  • Day 05:Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
  • Day 06:Tengboace to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 07:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 08:Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 09:Final departure

Cost Includes:

  • Airport / Hotel pick up & drop off by private tourist vehicle.
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek.    
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Teahouses during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Local, licensed, proficient English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment and medicine for our staff.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits ACAP and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Tourist Saga Tourism (which must be returned after the trek).
  • Complimentary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the trek.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance.
  • All Nepali government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.
  • Note: You can spend as much time as you like in the mountains. The above itinerary is a guideline.  If you want to stay longer, we can be flexible and arrange that for you. Please also note that after the formal start your trip we cannot refund any amount.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Requires approximately USD or equivalent currency $15 to $25 per person per day)
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation (compulsory).
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. See above for information.
  • Mineral water, alcoholic, and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porter (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes' section.
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428 ft.)

    Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft:

    A hearty welcome to Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital and cultural hub. We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel by private tourist car. In the early evening, you will be introduced to your guide and briefed about the trek.

    • Day 02: Morning fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek

      Please note that all distances and time estimates in this itinerary are approximate. All mountain viewing is dependent on weather conditions.
      Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding). Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours) Flight time: 30 min.
      Your big moment is finally here and we wish you good luck with each step to view the highest mountain in the world. After a short morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will be introduced to your porters. These men are the unsung heroes of Nepal. They will carry your luggage all the way to Base Camp and back.
      The walk from Lukla to Phakding is easy. We will probably stop for our first mountain lunch in Chaurikharka village depending on our hunger and time of our arrival in Lukla. We will descend towards Dudh Koshi Ghat, 2,530 (8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudh Koshi River until we arrive at our overnight village, Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft). Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a very popular shopping village.

      • Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours

        Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft Walking Distance: 11km (6-7 hours)
        Today is the day of suspension bridges along the Dudh koshi River. After breakfast, we will hit the trekking road to Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa Village in Nepal. Our trail will take us over the Dudh Kkoshi River via a long suspension bridge and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park (the world’s highest National Park) for a brief permit check. Then we will descend to the Dudh Kosi River (Spotting Mani Stones along the way) on route to Jorsale. We will stop for a well deserved lunch here, before we start the uphill to Namche Bazaar. Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It is quite a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar where we will stay overnight.

        • Day 04: Exploring Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

          Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft
          Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to acclimatize to the altitude. Namche Bazaar is well known as the gateway to Mt. Everest and is the main village of the Khumbu region. You will find Government Offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Our guides can take you to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kongde.
          There is an optional two hour trip to the Everest View Point. From here, we can decide if we want to walk another three hours uphill to explore the beautiful Khumjung village (Mt. Hillary School) which will help with acclimatization. For those of you who do not want to walk to the Everest View Point and to the Khumjung Village, you will have time to explore Namche Bazaar and can check out the Sherpa Museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

          • Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

            Altitude: 3,870m/12,684ft Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours)
            After breakfast, we will start another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp. Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde are some of the highlights that can be observed. A short drop takes us to the riverside where we will stop for lunch. The trail then starts upwards through the forest pass. Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep grade! Our destination, Tengboche, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views including Everest, Ama Dablam and Kantaga are legendary. We’ll visit the Tengboche monastery, one of the largest in the Khumbu region.

            • Day 06: Tengboace to Namche Bazaar

              Altitude: 3,870m/12,684ft Walking Distance: 10km (4-5 hours)
              It is completely the same trail as yesterday but in the opposite direction.

              • Day 07: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

                After breakfast, we will trek towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge and pass through several local villages. As the trail descends steeply, you will notice more greenery and forests along the Dudh Koshi River. From Phakding, the trail ascends slightly to Lukla. Finally, we made it! Well done to your great achievement and teamwork. You have accomplished a physical feat of which others may only dream. Tonight, is our last night in a teahouse and in the mountains. We will organize a farewell dinner party for our trekking crew.

                • Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu

                  Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft Flight time: 30 min morning.
                  After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, Zam Zam Treking will take you to your hotel where you can enjoy a hot shower, a rest and some afternoon souvenir shopping. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, you can arrange it with your guide. There will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

                  • Day 09: Final departure

                    Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! We wish you all the best!! We can exchange emails and photos with travel companions and Zam Zam Trekking P. LTD. A representative from Zam Zam Trekking will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

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                    Trip Note

                    You are most welcome to create your own itinerary. Please note that, if possible, we suggest that you plan one or two extra days in your trip.