Everest Short Trek

Everest Short Trek is a trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal that allows trekkers to experience the beauty of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. The Everest region of Nepal offers a variety of trekking options, from longer treks that take 18-20 days to short treks that can be completed in just 8-10 days. The trek takes you through the stunning Solu-Khumbu region, home to the legendary Sherpa people and the world-famous Sagarmatha National Park.

Everest Short trek starts and ends at Lukla. The difficulty of the Everest Short trek is graded as moderate. So, trekkers who do not have much experience trekking through the off-the-beaten-path trails and want to enjoy the unmatched beauty of the Himalayas can trek this trail. This is a good alternative for Everest Base Camp Trek which encapsulates the beauty of the Everest Region in a short package. The trek involves a moderate level of physical activity, with daily walking for 3-6 hours over varied terrain. The maximum altitude, trekkers trek while on Everest Short Trek is in Tyangboche at 3,860m above sea level. The best season for a trek in Everest Short Trek is from September to November and from March to May.

The Everest Short Trek route offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including the iconic peaks of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. During the trek, you will have the opportunity to visit the historic town of Namche Bazaar, home to the famous Sagarmatha National Park visitor center, and visit the Tengboche Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region. The trek also takes you to the edge of the Khumbu Glacier, offering a unique opportunity to see the icy landscape up close.

Everest Short Trek is an ideal option for those who have limited time or are looking for a shorter trekking experience. Overall, Everest Short Trek is a perfect combination of adventure, culture, and natural beauty, offering a lifetime of memories and an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Himalayas.




Max Altitude

Lukla & Lukla



3,860 meters



Group Size


Everest Region

10 days, 9 Nights


September-November, March-May


  • Stunning views of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, as well as other iconic peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Visit the historic town of Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region.
  • Opportunity to visit the Tengboche Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region.
  • Exploration of the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Chance to see Khumbu Glacier up close.
  • Delicious local cuisine and comfortable teahouse accommodation.
  • Hikes to viewpoints offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.


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Arrival in Kathmandu
1,400 meters
Adventure flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
2,860 meters
4-5 hours
Trek to Namche
3,440 meters
5-6 hours
Trek to Tyangboche
3,860 meters
5-6 hours
Trek to Phortse
3,840 meters
6-7 hours
Trek to Manju
3,796 meters
8-9 hours
Trek to Lukla
2,860 meters
8-9 hours
Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla
1,400 meters
35 minutes
Explore Kathmandu
Departure to airport

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Practical Information

Everest areas is famous on producing potatoes. Similarly they produce wheat, buckwheat and barley. Local people eat mostly potato items like Rilduk, Thenduk, potato bread, potato curry. They eat mostly champa with butter tea in the morning. Their main course in the evening is Soup like Thenduk, Rilduk etc. Tourism is growing in khumbu valley. There are many standard to very basic Restaurant and Guest House available. Spagetti, noodle, rice, curry etc can order in those restaurant. as for accomodation, You will typically stay in local teahouses or lodges. These accommodations are basic, but provide a comfortable place to rest and recharge after a day of hiking. Most teahouses offer shared bathrooms, and some may have hot showers for an additional fee. It is important to note that electricity may be limited in the teahouses, so it is a good idea to bring a portable charger for your electronic devices. It is also advisable to bring your own sleeping bag, as blankets and bedding are not always provided.

The best season for an Everest Short Trek depends on your personal preferences and tolerance for cold weather. The peak tourist seasons in the Everest region are Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May), when the weather is generally clear and dry. These seasons offer the best visibility for mountain views. Winter (December to February) can also be a good time to go on the trek, as the weather is usually dry and the trails are less crowded. However, it can be very cold at high altitudes, with temperatures dropping below freezing at night. Summer (June to August) is the monsoon season in the Everest region, and the trails can be muddy and slippery. This season is not ideal for trekking, as there is a higher risk of landslides and avalanches.

The Everest View Trek is a moderate-grade trek that takes you through the breathtaking Khumbu region of Nepal, offering stunning views of Mount Everest and other towering peaks in the Himalayas. As you ascend to altitudes above 4,000 meters, it is important to allow enough time to acclimatize and to be in good physical condition. The trek involves a constant ascent, but there are no particularly steep sections. You may encounter yaks or donkey caravans along the way, and it is important to stay uphill on the trail. With its cultural experiences and breathtaking mountain views, the Everest View Trek is a rewarding adventure for those seeking a moderate-grade trek in the Everest region.



The trek typically takes 5-7 days to complete, depending on the route and the pace of the group. The maximum altitude reached on the trek is around 3,900 meters (12,795 feet), which is significantly lower than the summit of Mount Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet). The trek follows a route through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to an abundance of flora and fauna, including the iconic Himalayan blue poppy and the rare Himalayan tahr. Along the way, you will pass through the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar, which is the gateway to the Everest region and the hub of the Khumbu region. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region and an important center of Buddhist culture and learning. 

Everest short trek difficulty can be graded as a moderate level of trek. If you are physically fit and can walk and trek for 4-5 hours per day, you trek the trail. The highest point of this trek is 3860 meters at Tyangboche above sea level. There is always the possibility to return back if you are tired and unable to continue the trek. There is less possibility of severe high altitude sickness.

A new trekking permit system has been implemented in the Everest region for 5 years. Everest Short Trek is also part of the Everest region. We require local government body permission. The permit cost is Rs 2000 per person. You can collect the permit in Lukla. TIMs card system is no longer in use. Similarly, a Sagarmatha national park permit is required. You can pay for it either in Kathmandu or you can get it in Manju.

Yes, the Everest region is the inhabitant of the Sherpa people. They are originally from Tibet and migrated to Khumbu valley. Sherpas' are followers of Tibetan Buddhism. They celebrate many festivals related to religion. Losar is the biggest festival celebrated in Everest Region. Similarly, Manirimdu is another big festival celebrated in Khumbu. They celebrate Buddha's birthday, Guru Rinpoche's birthday etc celebrated in the Everest region.

Everest Short Trek is in Everest Region, the region is famous for producing potatoes. Similarly, they produce wheat, buckwheat, and barley. Local people eat mostly potato items like Rilduk, Thenduk, potato bread, and potato curry. They eat mostly Champa with butter tea in the morning. Their main course in the evening is Soup like Thenduk, Rilduk, etc. Tourism is growing in the Khumbu valley. There are many standards to very basic Restaurants and Guest Houses available. Trekkers can order spaghetti, noodles, rice, curry, etc in those restaurants.

There are many trekking guides and porters you can hire at Lukla airport. Similarly, many trekking management companies deliver services including reliable guides and porters for your trek. Helpful and reliable porter and guide is the most necessary part for the best trekking. It is always recommended to hire a porter and guide for your trek. A qualified guide gives you better knowledge and experience and a porter makes the trek exponentially easier. A porter costs $20 to $30 per day.

Sherpa is a ethnic communities lives in Himalayan region. Sherpa speaks Tibeto Bremease language. They follows Tibetan Buddhism. Sherpa people are very friendly, honest and helpful.

There are many monasteries in the Khumbu region that the trekkers come across while trekking in Everest Short Trek. The most famous monastery is Tyangboche Monastery at 3,860m above sea level. Similarly, Pangboche monastery, Khumjung monastery, Thame monastery, Pema choling monastery in Thulo Gumela, and Thaktul monastery in Lukla are some to list in Khumbu valley.

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