Short Everest View Trek in 2024-2025

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Overview

  • Duration 4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 3880m. | 13000ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Lukla-Namche
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn

Highlights

  • Scenic Flight to Lukla: Start with an adrenaline-pumping flight to Lukla, offering panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range.
  • Mighty Dudhkoshi River: Traverse alongside the roaring Dudhkoshi River, drawing its waters from the melting Himalayan glaciers.
  • Hillary Suspension Bridge: Marvel at the engineering feat of the Hillary Suspension Bridge, one of the highest of its kind.
  • Sherpa Heartland: Experience the culture, traditions, and warm hospitality of the Sherpa community in Namche Bazaar.
  • Acclimatization at Namche: Spend time in Namche Bazaar, the vibrant Sherpa hub, bustling with trekkers, climbers, and locals.
  • Panoramic Everest Views: Witness breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam from various viewpoints.
  • Everest View Hotel: Visit one of the highest-placed hotels in the world and enjoy the unparalleled mountain vistas it offers.
  • Wildlife Spotting: Keep an eye out for Himalayan wildlife, including musk deer, snow leopards, and colorful Danphe birds.
  • Thamserku & Kwangde Peaks: Enjoy the backdrop of Thamserku and Kwangde Peaks as you hike through the trails.
  • Sagarmatha National Park: Walk through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to diverse flora and fauna.
  • Ancient Monasteries: Encounter ancient Buddhist monasteries like Khumjung and mani walls, indicative of the region's spiritual significance.
  • Local Cuisine: Savor traditional Sherpa dishes like Thukpa (noodle soup) and momo (dumplings) along the way. Dal and Bhat are always the symbols of mountains.
  • Traditional Sherpa Villages: Explore quaint villages like Phakding and Monjo, offering glimpses into the Sherpa way of life.
  • Mountain Sunrises & Sunsets: Experience mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets, painting the Himalayan peaks in hues of gold and crimson from Hotel Everest View.
  • Cultural Insights: Participate in or witness local Sherpa festivals and cultural performances if timed right.
  • Syangboche Airstrip: Stand on one of the highest airstrips in the world and soak in the surrounding panoramic beauty.
  • Local Markets: Engage in some souvenir shopping at Namche's bustling market, offering handmade crafts, trekking gear, and local products.
  • Warm Teahouses: Relax and rejuvenate in traditional teahouses, where you can engage with fellow trekkers and locals over a cup of butter tea.

The magnificent Mount Everest, standing tall at 8,848.86 meters, is not just the world's highest peak but also a symbol of human endurance and adventure. While many trekkers dream of conquering its summit, there's an equally rewarding experience for those who wish to behold its majesty without the arduous climb: The Short Everest View Trek.

Commencing from the vibrant city of Kathmandu, the journey to behold the grandeur of Everest starts with a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport. This airport, often regarded as one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its high altitude and short runway, sets the tone for the adventure that awaits. From Lukla, trekkers weave their way through picturesque villages, each offering a unique blend of local Sherpa culture and breathtaking landscapes.

Your footsteps will first lead you to Phakding, a serene hamlet nestled amidst the mountains. As you tread further, the pathway takes you through the tranquil village of Monjo, a gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rich in biodiversity, this park is home to an array of flora and fauna, making the trek not just visually but also ecologically delightful.

The pinnacle in Nepal Everest View Trek is reached at Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town and an essential hub for all trekkers heading towards Everest. With its vibrant markets, cozy teahouses, and unparalleled views of the towering Everest and its neighboring peaks, Namche offers an experience like no other.

Typically, Mount Everest View Trekking spans over 4 days. But the beauty of this expedition, especially with Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expeditions, is its flexibility. Once you reach Namche, you can also involve yourself in extending the trip to other Everest regions. They usually are Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake Trek, Two High Passes, and Three High Passes Trek.

Not just these but if you have enough time and confidence then there are a few climbs you can do to a few smaller peaks. Those peaks are Island Peak and Ama Dablam Peaks. The choice is yours. And we will always be your companion. However, there can be sometimes when you want to explore the Everest Base Camp, but not walk. In that case, we can also take you there through the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. You just have to let us know. We will plan everything for you.

Even you have the flexibility to return to Lukla by helicopter. This is because even the return is similar.

Depending on your interests, physical fitness, and time constraints, you can customize the journey's duration. Whether you wish to immerse deeper into the local culture, explore more scenic points, or challenge yourself with additional hikes, the choice is yours.

    Best Time for Short Everest View Trek

    The Everest View Trek, journeying through Namche and embracing the beauty of the region, offers an alternative to those not venturing to the Everest Base Camp. The weather in the Himalayas can change quickly, so it's important to plan your trek carefully. Here are the suggested times for this trek:

    Spring (February to May)

    In spring, the trek becomes super colorful. Imagine walking in a big park called Sagarmatha where lots of pink and red rhododendron flowers are blooming. The paths are safe to walk, and planes fly without many problems. When the sky is clear, you can see big mountains like Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and of course, Mount Everest. But because it's so pretty in spring, many people visit. This means places to stay might be full, and it might cost a little more.

    Autumn (September to December)

    In autumn, the leaves change to a golden color. This makes the trek look like a dream. As you go up, there are fewer trees and more open grassy areas. You can hear the sound of the Dudhkoshi River and might see a colorful bird called Danphe. The peaks, including Everest, continue to stand tall and clear against the sky. It might rain or even snow as it gets closer to winter. Because many people like trekking in autumn, the prices for the trek and places to stay are similar to spring.

    Short Everest View Trekking Route

    Day 1: Start your adventure by flying from Kathmandu to Lukla. Once you land, begin your trek and make your way to Monjo. This is where you'll spend your first night.

    Day 2: After a good night's sleep in Monjo, trek further up to reach Namche. It's a bit of a climb, but the views and the atmosphere are worth it. Rest and recharge in Namche for the night.

    Day 3: Rise and shine! Today, you'll head up to the Hotel Everest View. This place offers some of the most breathtaking sights of Everest. But don't get too cozy, because after soaking in the views, you'll trek back down to Lukla, following the same path you took to get here.

    Day 4: It's time to say goodbye to the mountains. Catch your flight from Lukla and return to Kathmandu. As the city's hustle and bustle welcomes you back, you'll have amazing memories of your short but sweet trek to cherish.

    Short Everest View Trek: Is It Right for Me?

    The allure of the Everest region is undeniable. Snow-capped peaks, ancient monasteries, and the vibrant culture of the Sherpas have been drawing trekkers from all over the world. But not everyone has the time or the inclination to take on the full Everest Base Camp Trek. Enter the Short Everest View Trek. Is this condensed version of the legendary trek right for you? Let's find out.

    Duration Matters: 
    If you're tight on time but still want a taste of the Everest region, then yes, this trek is tailor-made for you. Spanning just four days, it's a quick dive into the heart of the Himalayas without the longer commitment of more extended treks.

    Views to Savor: 
    While shorter in duration, this trek doesn't skimp on views. You'll witness some of the most iconic peaks, including the majestic Everest itself, without trekking for weeks.

    Less Strain, More Gain:
    For those worried about the challenges of high-altitude trekking, this trekking is less strenuous than its longer counterparts. While still offering its fair share of uphill battles, it's relatively more accessible for those new to trekking. And most importantly, you will have to just hike up to 3,880 meters (13,000 feet).

    Cultural Immersion: 
    You'll pass through charming Sherpa villages, interact with the locals, and even spend a night in the bustling hub of Namche. It's a short but sweet introduction to the vibrant culture of the region.

    Pocket-friendly:
    Being shorter also means it's generally lighter on the wallet compared to more extended treks. So, if budget is a concern, this trek could be an ideal choice.

    Itinerary

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    After an early morning breakfast in Kathmandu, we'll embark on a thrilling flight to Lukla. As we touch down at Lukla Airport, one of the highest airports in the world, you'll get a first-hand view of the mountains. From here, our trekking journey begins, passing through lively Sherpa villages and pristine landscapes. As we continue, we'll have lunch amidst the green terraces of Phakding, soaking in the beauty of the Dudh Kosi River and rhododendron forests.

    By evening, we'll arrive in Monjo, a serene village that is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. Before entering Monjo, your guide will get you the Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permit if you haven't got them yet. Here, you can witness the simplicity of mountain life and prepare for the next leg of our adventure.

    Post breakfast in Monjo, we'll proceed through Sagarmatha National Park. You'll enjoy glimpses of diverse flora and fauna; if you're lucky, you might even spot the elusive snow leopard or red panda. However, you won't be missing the dancing Danphe (National Bird of Nepal). As we ascend, crossing Hilary suspension bridge adorned with prayer flags, you'll feel the spiritual energy of this region.

    After a few more walks, lunch will be a delightful experience in Jorsale, with views of Thamserku Peak accompanying our meal. The final stretch is a challenging zig-zag path leading to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital. But a few walks before Namche you will experience something that you always wanted to witness. Right, from here you will be having the first glance at Mount Everest. This is a resting point, so here you will also be able to find other fellow traveler friends. And after a few minutes of rest, you will start your hike again for around 45 mins and reach Namche. Here, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and the warmth of local culture, we'll rest for the night.

    But if you have a fast walker, then you will be able to reach Namche before the expected time of the hike. If so, then in the evening on a clear sky you can hike to Everest View Hotel. This is because the sunset view from Hotel Everest View alongside the mountains is so mesmerizing that you always will have the impression of it.
     

    The day starts with an early hike again to Everest View Hotel. Once we reach the hotel in around 30-40 mins, we will have a lovely breakfast over there. And this is the spot that is renowned for offering some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other majestic peaks. While at the hotel, sipping on a hot beverage, you'll feel the grandeur of the Himalayas right before you. Post this visual feast, we'll descend to Namche.

    In Namche, we will travel around the Sherpa Museum. Similarly, if you are lucky on Saturday you will be able to shop in the local Haat Bazaar of Namche. Along with that, you can also meet the last alive member of the 1953 Everest Expedition Team, Mr. Kancha Sherpa. From him, you will know the great history of the climbing of Everest. Then we will continue our trek back toward Lukla.

    In the middle, we will be pausing for lunch in the pleasant environs of Phakding. The evening in Lukla is an opportunity to reflect on the trek, engage with locals, and relish the vibrant Sherpa culture.

    We'll have an early breakfast in Lukla before boarding our flight back to Kathmandu. As the plane soars through the sky, you'll get one last aerial view of the mesmerizing mountains, a sight to be cherished.

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu, the contrast of the bustling city, with its rich history and vibrant markets, will be apparent. Here, you can explore local handicrafts or simply savor the flavors of Nepali cuisine. As this journey concludes, you'll carry home not just photographs but memories of a land where nature and culture weave a magical tapestry.

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    Trip Map

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle (Both domestic and international)
    • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin-sharing room for lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
    • One highly experienced, helpful, Government Licensed and High-Altitude Trained Guide
    • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • Trekking map, trekking hat, duffel bag, trekking pole, sleeping bag.
    • Trip achievement certificate (Upon completion of the trek)
    • First aid kit, oximeter for checking pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate at higher altitude
    • Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card Fee (Required: 2 passport size photos)
    • $20 - Local Government Tax
    • Assistance with rescue and evacuation (Insurance is required for evacuation)
    • Walkie-talkie is available for group trekkers

    Excluded

    • Personal travel insurance
    • Snacks/drinks and other personal expenses
    • Single Supplement- $200
    • Personal trekking gear
    • Gratuity for team members

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    Useful Info

    What to Expect in Short Everest View Trek?

    Lukla Airport 

    Lukla Airport, also called Tenzing-Hillary Airport, is tucked between high Himalayan mountains and shows how clever a human building can be. To start with, the geography is daunting. The airport's altitude sits at a dizzying 2,860 meters (9,383 feet). At such heights, the air is thinner, which means that aircraft engines must work harder, and pilots have to employ all their skills to maneuver safely. The runway is incredibly short, a mere 527 meters (1,729 feet) in length, making the margin for error extremely tight. The weather adds another layer of unpredictability.

    Yet, despite these challenges, for trekkers and adventurers, the experience of landing at Lukla is unmatched. The adrenaline rush begins even before setting foot on the trek. As the aircraft descends, passengers are treated to a panorama of snow-clad peaks, verdant valleys, and terraced hillsides. The feeling is a blend of anticipation, excitement, and reverence for the majestic beauty outside the window.

    Also, check Lukla Flight Weight Limit

    Namche Bazaar

    Walking on the stone streets of Namche, you can feel the town's energy. The bazaar is busy and full of life. The smell from the teahouses is inviting, making travelers want to stop and rest. You might hear people talking quietly about their mountain trips while having tea. With many colorful shops and places to eat, the bazaar shows you how the Sherpa people live, what they eat, and the things they make.

    Haat Bazaar

    Every Saturday, Namche becomes even more lively when the Haat Bazaar takes place. People from nearby villages come here to sell and buy. The market is colorful, noisy with people making deals, and full of different things to see. You can find handmade jewelry, fresh food, and typical Sherpa clothes. It's a great place to see the local way of life and buy special gifts.

    Everest Museum 

    When you visit the Everest Museum in Namche, it's like going back in time. There are displays of old mountain climbing stories, the problems climbers faced, and their brave spirits. A big part of the museum talks about the Sherpa people, who have always been key in Everest climbs. There's also a big statue of Sir Edmund Hillary, reminding us of the great adventures humans can have.

    Kancha Sherpa

    If you're lucky, you might meet Kancha Sherpa. Meeting him is like meeting a piece of history. He's the last person from the famous 1953 Everest climb. He has amazing stories about the challenges they faced and the incredible feelings of being on top of the world.

    Khumjung Hilary School

    Established in 1960, Khumjung School was a gift from Sir Edmund Hillary to the Sherpa community. While it started with only two rooms, it's now a big school with areas for little kids, middle students, and older ones, teaching over 350 children. Every giggle and piece of learning there shows Hillary's dream of helping the Sherpa people through knowledge.

    Khumjung Monastery

    Set high up at 12,400 feet, near the holy Khumbila mountain, is the Khumjung Monastery. This is a place with deep roots that go back 400 years. Inside, the calm light from butter lamps reveals an old Yeti scalp, surrounded by a feeling of wonder and respect. Sadly, a big earthquake in 2015 destroyed much of the monastery. But the strong-willed Khumjung community came together, forming a team to rebuild it, showing their unity and love for their heritage.

    Syangboche Hill

    At 12,795 feet, Syangboche Hill gives you an amazing view all around of snowy mountain tops. Just standing there, you'll feel surrounded by the big, beautiful stories of the Himalayas. This spot has some of the clearest views in the area. You can see famous mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and more, all in one place. It's a special place to take in the beauty of nature.

    Tibetan Mantras

    While walking on this trek, you'll see stones with written mantras. These writings are old prayers and good wishes. Each one hopes for happiness, safety, and good times, sharing the deep spiritual feelings of the area.

    Dudhkoshi River

    This river looks like flowing milk, and there's a reason for it. It comes from the melting snow of the beautiful, white Himalayas. As you stand by its side, you can almost feel the chill and purity of the high mountains in its waters.

    Hilary Suspension Bridge

    This bridge tells a story of never giving up. After the first one was destroyed, the people didn't lose hope. Instead, they built another one, even higher than before. As you cross it, you can feel the spirit of determination beneath your feet.

    Hiking

    The Mount Everest View Trekking is a great fit for three days of walking. It's not too hard but still offers beautiful scenes every step of the way. Every turn, every climb gives you a new view to cherish.

    Children of Khumbu

    While on your journey, you'll meet local kids. Their bright smiles and happy laughter will melt your heart and remind you of the simple joys of life.

    The Lovely Sherpas

    The Sherpa people are incredible. Known for carrying heavy loads in the mountains, they're also kind-hearted and welcoming. Spending time with them will give you insights into their unique culture and traditions.

    Mount Everest and Other Peaks

    The highlight is, the Everest Panorama Trek is, of course, Mount Everest. Imagine looking up and seeing the world's tallest mountain, a giant reaching 29,029 feet into the sky. But Everest isn't alone. You'll also see:

    • Lhotse: 8,516 meters (27,940 feet)
    • Nuptse: 7,861 meters (25,791 feet)
    • Ama Dablam: 6,812 meters (22,349 feet)
    • Thamserku: 6,623 meters (21,729 feet)

    Permits and Guides for Short Everest View Trek

    Before you hit the trails, though, there are some crucial details to sort out: permits and guides.

    Permits

    First things first, you'll need two permits for this trek:
    1.    Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit: This one costs Npr 2000, but remember, there's an additional 13% VAT on it.
    2.    Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: This one's a bit pricier at Npr 3000, plus the 13% VAT.

    The good news is you can snag both of these permits in Monjo, which is right along your trek route. 

    Guides

    Here's something important: Up until 2023, adventurers could roam the Everest region without a guide. Not anymore! Since 2023, Nepal has had a new rule. No one is allowed to trek alone in Nepal. Yes, this includes the Short Everest View Trek too. So, you'll need to have a guide with you.

    Short Everest View Trek Difficulty

    When you think of an adventure in the Everest region, you might imagine it to be super challenging. But here's the thing: The Short trek for Mount Everest View is different.

    The trek is shorter and doesn't go as high as some other treks in the area. This means less walking and less time spent at those dizzying altitudes. So, you get stunning views without as much huffing and puffing!

    But remember, "easier" doesn't mean "easy." You're still in the mountains, and there are still uphill sections and rough paths. Plus, the air gets thinner as you climb, which can make breathing a bit tougher.

    So, is this trek right for you? If you're in decent shape and have a sense of adventure, just remember to take it slow, drink lots of water, and enjoy the breathtaking views.

    Communication and Internet on the Short Everest View Trail

    Let's face it, in today's digital age, staying connected is crucial for most of us, even when we're high up in the mountains! So, if you're wondering about communication and the internet on the Short Everest View Trail, here's the lowdown.

    First, mobile phones. The good news is that the Everest region has mobile network coverage in many places. This means you can make calls and sometimes even use mobile data. However, be prepared for spotty coverage in certain areas. 

    But what about the Internet? Well, many teahouses and lodges on the trail offer Wi-Fi. Sometimes, it's free, but often there's a small charge. The connection might not be as speedy as you're used to at home, but it's usually enough to check emails, update your status, and send a photo or two.

    A handy tip: Consider buying a local SIM card when you arrive in Nepal. It can be a cost-effective way to stay connected.

    Just remember, while it's great to share your experiences online, don't forget to disconnect occasionally and soak in the majestic beauty around you. After all, you're in one of the most stunning places on Earth!

    Food and Accommodation during the Short Everest View Trek

    Here's what you can expect in terms of sustenance and rest during your trek up to Namche.

    Food

    The trek might be short, but it doesn't fall short of delightful culinary experiences. As you make your way through Lukla, Monjo, and Namche, you'll find welcoming teahouses. These mountain inns serve delicious, hearty meals perfect for trekkers. Breakfasts often include staples like toast, eggs, and sometimes even pancakes. For lunch and dinner, the ever-popular "dal bhat" is a frequent choice. This is a traditional Nepali dish that combines lentil soup, rice, and vegetables. Hungry for a snack? Try momos, the beloved Nepali dumplings, or get a taste of noodles and some pasta varieties. And, amidst the cool mountain air, nothing beats a hot cup of tea!

    Accommodation

    Namche, being a key stop for many trekkers, boasts a range of teahouses. These places offer a basic yet cozy resting experience. Rooms are generally simple, often with twin beds and shared bathroom facilities. They might not be five-star accommodations, but they promise warmth, cleanliness, and sometimes, the priceless view of the Himalayas right from your window. 

    Though blankets are provided, it's wise to carry a sleeping bag for that added layer of warmth. The essence of the teahouse experience lies in its authenticity. It’s an opportunity to connect with fellow trekkers, exchange tales, and immerse in local hospitality.
    Considering Namche's popularity, it's advisable to get an early start each trekking day. This way, you have a better chance of finding available teahouse accommodations, especially during peak trekking times.

    FAQs

    • Q1. Can you see Everest from Everest View Hotel?

      Yes, you can see Everest From Everest View Hotel. This 5-start hotel is designed to see Everest with an easy trek.

    • The easiest trek to see Mount Everest is the Short Everest View Trek. This trekking only expands for 4 days. So, for a short period of time with easy trekking you can easily see Mount Everest.

    • Namche is the largest city in the Khumbu region. As it is designed to serve all kinds of tourists, this place offers every national to international cuisine. This region also has an Irish Pub if you want to drink the best beer.

    • Namche Bazaar is the traditional trading hub in the Everest region for the Yak Cheese and Butter. This is the gateway to Everest. The only alive 1953 Everest Expedition member Kancha Sherpa is also there in Namche. While there is a Sherpa Museum where you can learn about Namche and Everest's history never found anywhere.

    • The direct aerial distance from Kathmandu to Namche Bazaar is 137 kilometers, whereas the distance overland is 426 kilometers. The nearest airport to Namche Bazaar is Lukla Airport, as there is no road access connecting to Namche Bazaar.

    • To the west of Namche, you'll find Kongde Ri, towering at an elevation of 6,187 meters (20,299 feet). Meanwhile, to the east stands Thamserku, reaching an impressive height of 6,623 meters (21,729 feet).

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