The Everest Short Treks is much scenic, slightly easier and less crowded alternative route to Everest Base Camp trek. It includes dramatic views of the northwest face of Mt. Everest set amongst other giants.
Highlights of Everest Short Trek
- Sherpa Culture and tradition
- High suspension Hanging Bridges
- Tibetan Buddhism and practice
- Rest and acclimatization days before conquer Everest Base Camp
- Breathtaking view of Mount Everest and Himalayan wide range
Our Everest Short Trek will show you the mighty Everest and many impressive surrounding peaks. This trek will introduce you to the local Sherpa people, their culture and customs and take you through the landscapes they call home: at comfortable elevations.
A 35 minute Mountain flight from Kathmandu will lift you to the Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla (2,642m/8 668ft), the gateway to Everest base camp trek. From there, this 5 day shortest trek to Everest follows the EBC trail for 3-4 hours through forest, farmland and Sherpa villages to Phakding: at a lower altitude that will help acclimatization.
Next day, we trek slowly up to Namche Bazaar (3 440m/11 287ft): the tourist and administrative hub of this region. There will be marvelous views of Thamserku and Khumbila on the way. We will spend two nights here, exploring the best highlights in the Khumbu region.
Afternoon walk to the large Sherpa village of Khumjung which offers a unique and authentic experience of Sherpa traditional life in this unforgiving territory and magnificent views of Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. Retrace to Lukla for early morning flight to Kathmandu.