Everest short trekking

Everest short trekking
Trip Facts - 12 days Tour
  • Tour Cost: USD 999

Trip Overview

Everest short trekking – THYANGBOCHE MONASTERY & EVEREST PANORAMA

Trekking Highlights:

“Sweeping scenic flight to and from Kathmandu -Lukla with amazing views of Himalayan peaks
Land of Highlanders the Sherpa of Everest with impressive Buddhist culture and age old traditions
Explore traditional Sherpa villages with interesting old monasteries of immense interest and heritage
World Heritage within Sagarmatha National Park and its high beautiful and scenic landscapes
From green alpine forest of rhododendron, pines trees to arctic zone of moraine, ice and glaciers
Exceptional views from high Kalapathar hill top with closest views of Everest and adjoining giant peaks
Standing at the foot of world highest Mt. Everest with awesome views of Khumbu Ice falls and glaciers”

Everest short trekking at Glance:

Trip Mode:                                                On Hotels – Lodge on treks.
Trek Grade:                                               Moderate with ups and downhill walks and touch of altitude
Activities:                                                  Tour of world heritage sites-scenic flight and exciting walks
Areas of Trekking:                                 Khumbu areas around Nepal’s North East Himalaya region.
People & Culture:                                  Majority of Sherpa people with Buddhist religion & culture
Trekking duration:                               07 Nights & 08 Days (Lukla to Lukla).
Highest Altitude gain:                         At Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m / 12, 761 ft.

Average Walks per day:                        4 hrs to 6 hrs or more as per our standard itinerary days.
Overall duration in Nepal:                    11 Nights & 12 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu).
Best Season:                                             March to May and September to early December however, can be
trekked all year of the months except the monsoon months of
July to mid September and March to May flowers in full bloom.

Introduction:

Everest short trekking, a fabulous short and moderate adventure of a week duration, where all travelers can join in this scenic journey with awesome panorama of world’s highest mountains that offers.

Besides scenic views of mountain scenery in the shade of Mt. Everest, the heritage culture and custom of highlanders the Sherpa of Everest is equally captivating as walk leads you into lovely and attractive villages with well tended farm fields and terraces.

Everest short trekking is located within Sagarmatha National park providing you with much enjoyable times in the comfort of nice cozy local lodges with warm-friendly Sherpa traditional hospitality with rooms facing views of dramatic landscapes and mountains.

Starting our wonderful adventure to Thyangboche Monastery & Everest Panorama, taking a short and scenic flight to land at Lukla unique small airstrip, and then walk leads to follow Dudh Kosi River fed

from the glaciers of Khumbu Ice Falls and other glacial source.

Walk leading into traditional Sherpa villages and the climbing up to famous Namche Bazaar with grand views of Everest and beautiful peaks of Amadablam along the walks within lovely alpine forest of rhododendron-oaks-pines and fir tree lines.

After a marvelous time at Namche with rest day and with acclimatization heading towards our main highlight to reach at scenic and beautiful Thyangboche Monastery surrounded within green woodland where snow capped encircles this wonderful plateau.

At Thyangboche the highest point of the trek with time to visit its interesting Monastery with young and senior monks / priest on prayer that echo’s around pristine environment, after a great time with panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest  then heading back to Lukla with visit of Khumjung and Khunde villages.

Finally our remarkable journey completes reaching at Lukla for panoramic flight back to Kathmandu with enjoyable and unforgettable memories on Thyangboche Monastery & Everest Panorama Trekking.

Guideline Itinerary:

 

Day 01:                   Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to your Hotels.
Day 02:                   In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparation.
Day 03:                   Fly to Lukla 2,830 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04:                   Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05:                   Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and short excursion.

Day 06:                   Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.

Day 07:                   Trek to Khumjung village 3,730 m – 05hrs.

Day 08:                   Trek to Monjo 2,880 m via Namche Bazaar – 05 hrs.
Day 09:                   Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs. end of Everest short trekking
Day 10:                   Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 11:                   In Kathmandu free and contingency day.
Day 12:                   International departure for homeward bound.

Itinerary

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01:                   Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to your Hotels.
On arrival at Kathmandu International airport, received by our guide and staff for transfer to your hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city, after checking in to your rooms and getting refreshed our guide / group leader will brief regarding Thyangboche Monastery & Everest Panorama Trekking.

Evening welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant includes local folk dance program entertainment while you have delightful meals.

Day 02:                   In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparation.
With free day in Kathmandu an options joining in our interesting tour which leads you around Kathmandu beautiful historical sites, as Kathmandu city with Patan and Bhaktapur steeped with religious monuments of temples-monasteries and stupas listed most as World Heritage Sites.

After a pleasant and exciting guided tour return back to your hotel with rest of the afternoon free, preparation for Thyangboche Monastery & Everest Panorama trekking next early morning.

Day 03:                   Fly to Lukla 2,830 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
As per the short flight time, morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic air terminal for super scenic panoramic flight to Lukla with awesome views of Himalayan chain of mountains with Mt. Everest and then landing at Lukla unique airstrip.

In Lukla after getting organized for first day walks which leads downhill with short uphill and on gradual winding path most of the way to Phakding village for first overnight stop.

Phakding a nice and large spread out village by the glacial Dudh Kosi River with views of Kwangde Himal located in this river gorge.

Day 04:                   Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Morning walk leads to much higher as the trail follows the river upstream crossing bridges to reach at Monjo village and into Sagarmatha National Park.

Walk on gradual path by the bank of the river and in afternoon time climbing up reach at famous Namche Bazaar with views of Everest-Nuptse and Lhotse on walks.

At Namche transfer into a nice and cozy lodge with fabulous views of Tharmarserku and Kwangde Himal with time to wander around Namche.

Day 05:                   Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and short excursion.
Rest day in Namche for acclimatization before reaching higher areas, on this optional with short hike to Namche view point and visit its interesting museum full of information of Sherpa people culture-mountaineering with flora and fauna of the region, from this scenic view point offers grand views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse with magnificent Amadablam.

Other options hike up to Everest view hotel beyond Syangboche at an altitude of 3,880 m high with sweeping panorama of Everest and adjoining peaks.

 

Day 06:                   Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
Morning starts with short up and then on scenic path with few ups and downhill with views of Everest and Amadablam, as walk enters into alpine woodland and then descend to Imjatse River at Phunki-Tenga a small settlement with few shops and lodges.

 

Here for lunch break, afternoon uphill into a nice forest of rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir trees, then finally reaching at our overnight stop at Thyangboche near its famous old Buddhist monastery.

 

A charming spot surrounded by snow capped peaks with close views of Amadablam-Everest and other peaks, located within green forest.

 

Visit of the monastery where you can observe monks and priest in prayer, here most of the climbers and mountaineers take blessing from the priest for safe and successful expeditions on Everest and other high peaks.

 

In Thyangboche once a year a great colorful festival takes place called Mani Rimdu which falls in the month of October as per Buddhist Luna calendar.

 

Day 07:                   Trek to Khumjung village 3,730 m – 05hrs.

Walk leads downhill after catching wonderful views of snow capped peaks, morning start heading towards a river after crossing a bridge, short climb to Sanasa village on route Namche Bazaar, where our walk diverts from the main trail with short climb into rhododendron and birch trees forest to reach at a quaint Khumjung village for overnight stop.

 

Khumjung located on a glacial valley few hours above Namche with grand views of Everest and Amadablam, a place with an old 500 years monastery treasures a scalp of a Yeti in a safe glass box with some donations one can witness the scalp of a Yeti.

Day 08:                   Trek to Monjo 2,880 m via Namche Bazaar – 05 hrs.
From this isolated and peaceful village, walk leads to another close village at Khunde with one and only hospital around Khumbu built by Hillary Trust and Foundation, tour of the hospital and then walk back to Namche bazaar.

 

After a refreshing break downhill to Dudh Kosi to reach into Sagarmatha entrance and exit gate, and then at Monjo village for overnight after a great walk of the day.
Day 09:                   Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
A short and easy day after losing much altitude, retracing our walk back to Lukla with an hour final climb to reach into Lukla town, and then into the lodge for last overnight halt in high Khumbu and Everest area, where our adventure Everest base camp trekking concludes, here with time for short walks and celebrate with last night dinner with fellow members-guides and staff.

 

Day 10:                   Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Morning as per the flight time for Kathmandu transfer to Tenzing & Hillary air terminal at Lukla airport, a short scenic in small aircraft bring you back in Kathmandu, and then transfer to your hotel with afternoon free for shopping spree and rest.

 

Day 11:                   In Kathmandu free and contingency day.
We have reserved an extra day in Kathmandu as contingency in case of flight delay at Lukla, which might occur sometimes due to unforeseen bad weather conditions, if all goes well as per our itinerary days enjoy this free day with individual activities or join in for another interesting city tour.
Day 12:                   International departure for homeward bound.

As per your home bound international flight or to other respective destination, transfer to Kathmandu airport with excellent memory on Thyangboche Monastery & Everest Panorama trekking.

Cost

Trip Cost Includes following services:

01:           All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
02:           Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis.
(Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
03:           Sightseeing tour (if mentioned and added in the itinerary) or as optional.
05:           Full board on treks includes (B-L-D) with twin sharing accommodation rooms in local standard
and basic lodge / Tea House (for single room supplement at extra cost if required)
06:           Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and National Park Permit Fees.
07:           Service of trekking guides/ porters with equipment, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and
transportation allowance.
08:           Welcome dinner at Kathmandu in authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
09:           Comprehensive medical kits and re-confirmation of international air tickets.
10:           Domestic airfare as per the itinerary Kathmandu / Lukla /Kathmandu.

Our Trip Cost excludes following services:

01:           Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel and medical insurance.
02:           Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks
throughout the trip.
03:           Trekking gear and personal medical kit.
04:           Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal
medical kit.
05:           Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his /
her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying
guide / porters.

Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate on Everest Areas:

The weather depending upon the season of trekking around Everest or other higher Himalayan belts, where’s Everest Base Camp trekking can be visited all time of the year, however monsoon months of July to mid September will be wet but much greener with heavy moistures.

The best time will be from March to May when wild flowers are in full bloom around 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and then tree lines and vegetation declines for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with minimum of -0 to 05 degree Celsius not counting the wind chill factors.

As the trek leads higher above 4,000 m temperature drops in the shade as well in the morning and night time, day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to drop in oxygen and air pressure on high elevation) , where you need strong sun screen to avoid sun burn in direct sunlight.

Mid September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with maximum of 15-20 degree during the day in full sunlight, also depends upon the altitude and areas of trekking.

December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with minimum of -10 to -15 degree Celsius with maximum 15-18 degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however most of the day time will be clear with fine blue sky.

Clothing & Equipment

Trekking Equipment List to Bring from home or rent and purchase in Kathmandu:

Equipment & Clothing:
Well fitting, comfortable boots / shoes are to be preferred over training shoes and clothing will be required, for strong hot sun on drive through the lower foothills to freezing temperatures at night in the higher region. Shorts, skirt or lightweight trousers are ideal in the heat of the day along with T-shirt, long sleeved cotton shirts and sun hat. During the evening and the higher altitudes warmers clothing will be needed.

FIBRE PILE JACKETS:
SHORTS OR SKIRTS (for ladies):
LIGHT COTTON TROUSERS:
BREECHES /TRACK SUIT BOTTOMS /ULTRA FLEECE TROUSERS:
DUVET / DOWN JACKETS: (Down feathers or synthetic (required  in autumn / winter and early spring time)
WOOL BALACLAVA, WOOL MITTS: (required  in autumn / winter and early spring time)
WATERPROOFS:                                  Jacket and trousers
SUN HATS:
SCARF :                                               Silk/Nylon, useful for keeping the sun and dust SUNGLASSES / GOGGLES:                        Essential to get a pair which cuts out 100% UV rays
SUN SCREEN CREAM :                        High protection factor [20 or higher] or high
altitude glacier cream due to thin air the
U/V is stronger in the sun.
LIP SLAVE/ LABISAN:              Protection for the lips with a sunscreen
WATER BOTTLE:                     1 litre metal to keep warm while at night time and for drinking
purpose.

TOILET ITEMS:

HEAD TORCHES:          Petzel (recommended) -spare batteries and bulbs
SEWING KIT:
SMALL KNIFE :            Swiss army style – has many uses
NOTEBOOK/DIARY/PENS
SMALL PADLOCK :       Useful for locking your kit / duffel bag
MONEY BELTS
SLEEPING BAGS / DOWN JACKETS (which can be hired and purchase in Kathmandu at reasonable cost, if it is too much to carry from home.

OPTIONAL

THERMAREST:            Or similar self-inflating mattress, gives decadent luxury
CAMERA GEAR
WALKING STICKS / POLES:  Useful crossing rivers and in snow and ice areas.

–important notes to keep in mind for this trek

–suggestions/recommendations to prepare this at home like hiking, reading certain books…..

– FAQ for EBC trek (7-10 questions)

 

Important Notes for the Trekking around Everest and other Himalaya region:

 

Main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Everest and other Himalayan trekking adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.

 

On booking with us preparation of fitness required like walking-jogging-Jumba-aerobic at least a month before your departure from home country, and all clients should be prepared with Travel and Medical Insurance (in case for sudden accidents and immediate evacuation by any means of transport available for quick relief to nearest hospitals.

 

Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange well in advance respectively.

 

Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu-Nepal to reach at least a day ahead or earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you with more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage life of Nepalese and also in case of flight delay (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) which can happen sometimes due to freak bad and unfavorable weather.

FAQ

GERNERAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

To plan your trips in Nepal with us, providing you with useful information with related questions and queries, which helps you to book your holiday and understand the nature of the treks chosen before booking your trip in our exotic mountain destinations.

01:       How do I book your trips?
02:       Which time of the season best for Himalayan this treks?
03:       How are the treks around Everest and what to expect?
04:       How tough is the walks?
05:       What are the measures and arrangement if a person gets very sick on trekking?
06:       Are there any telephone and other good communication on treks including cell phones?
07:       On Everest trek how cold can it gets?
08:       How long is the walk each day?
09:       What are the limits in age-group on this Everest treks?
10:       Will I be safe from theft and robbery on trekking?
11:       Is it all right if I am a vegetarian person in the group?
12:       Are there any medical facilities and hospitals on Everest trekking?

FAQ Information:

01:       Can be done either give us a call and let us know through our E-Mail and other useful method at you own convenience, select the trips for our wide range of listed programs. Booking should be made within minimum of 4 weeks before treks departure dates.

For private family-school / collage groups or individual groups seeking special tailor made programs can be done in short frame of time minimum 2 week ahead.

02:       Around Nepal Himalaya we run and organize treks and tours nearly all seasons depends upon the areas of trekking destination from soft-moderate to adventurous treks.
Nepal has 4 main seasons ‘ spring, summer includes monsoon (wet months) with autumn or fall & winter.

For major treks best from March to June and September to November for moderate short treks all season except July to mid September (wet monsoon months)

03:       Everest trekking can be done in several ways the shortest way flying into Lukla to and from Kathmandu, walk is moderate with much ups and down hills trails with grand views of peaks on daily walks.

Encountering many Sherpa farm villages and interesting monasteries walking around Mani (prayer) walls and rotating prayer wheels, a great place to be as walk leads into lovely forested areas, with chances of spotting some mountain wild-life as well.
As walk lead higher, taking slowly where we have acclimatization days on route Everest Base Camp.

04:     It all depends upon the trek that you choose, on Everest base camp trekking leading with moderate walks and then gets adventurous due to high altitude, any normal and fit people can join on this trek, as long you take it slow and steady with rest in between.
Walking minimum 4 hours and with some days of more than 6 hours leading you ups and down with some gradual path.

05:       Every treks we carry full stocked medical kits, most visitors are unaware of
some medical problem in developing countries with hygiene and sanitation.
Our guide and staff are well and fully trained with several Medical Course and First Aid, If some serious medical problem arises, our guides has full capacity to deal with the situation acting immediately and evacuating sick victims to a nearest health post or hospitals.

On serious cases and accident of emergency related to AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) where evacuation requires we transport the victims on helicopter to Kathmandu or to nearest towns and cities having good medical facilities.

06:          Since last few decades of time where most of the rural villages do have proper communication wither by cell- phone (mobile) or STD / ISTD, our guides will be in touch with the head office through his cell-phone.

Sometimes Cell-Phone and Sat Phone do works and don’ts as Nepal a hilly and mountainous country with deep gorge and valley, where cell phone works on high hills, and might not when in deep gorge hidden by hills and mountains.

Chances of working cell-phone are most positive you can try using local popular SiM card.

07:         Himalayan region also known as Third Pole, depending upon the region of trekking normally days are warmer with sunshine in the high altitude, but in cool shade temperature drops down mainly in the months.
But April- May – June to September are much warm even above 2,500 m the temperature drop up to below minimum minus -0 to -05 degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however mid morning and afternoon are pleasant with some sunshine.

08:       Depending on the trekking itinerary chosen with average hours of 4 to 5 hours normally,
but on longer adventure treks, can extend 7 to 8 hrs specially on crossing high passes.
09:       No limit on age groups in most of our leisure and moderate, where any people with
sound physical / medical health can join in our treks and tours.
But joining in longer adventure trekking maximum 65 years of age should book and one must be physical fit and in sound medical health.

We need medical reports from your doctors mentioning that one is fit for longer hard
adventurous treks.

On treks from a week to 10 days child of minimum 4 to 5 yrs can join with proper guidance of parents where extra porters / staff will be needed to take care of the infants.

10:       Nepal, a friendly country with warm hospitality of Nepalese where all world-wide travelers received with warm cheerful smile.

Most of your valuables and items are safe to carry, as Nepal has few theft and robbery cases within local towns and cities only, not a major crime like in other parts of the world.

As always where you travel, especially backpackers traveling alone without guides have encountered this situation rarely.

Using good companies with expert and good guides where you will be always safe from such situations, facing very minimum regarding this type of cases theft and robbery.

11:       There will be no problem, now days most of the clients from western countries are
turning vegetarian. So on treks using Tea-House and lodge or camping, where meat
varieties are least available and as well due to hygiene quality.

We prefer and encourage serving vegetarian meals which safe and hygienic during
trips that we run.

12:       On treks which involves walking in remote areas, where hospitals and medical care is very minimum, but some villages has health post with simple and basic medical treatment.

Towns and cities do have good medical facilities on trek for severe and emergency situations our guide will contact the head office for immediate medical evacuation by other means of transport with helicopter service for quick recovery.

For quick and immediate evacuation one should obtain medical insurance policy to cover all medical, travel and Heli evacuation when required in such situations.

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