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Everest short Trek 11 days

  • In Tengboche

    View to Ama Dablam, Lhotse and behind the cloud Mt. Everest

  • Tengboche Monastery


Trip Overview

Duration: 11 days
Maximum altitude: 3‘850 m
Trek Grade: Moderate
Average walking time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November

With the Everest short Trek you have an insight view into the live of Sherpa’s, the spirituality of the monks and the fascination of the Himalaya including the Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmatha and in Tibet as Chomolungma.

The Everest short Trek begins with a 30 minute flight to Lukla. After landing at the tiny airport the adventure begins. On the trek we spend several days in the home of Sherpa's, we pass their villages and Buddhist Monasteries and have a view of Mount Everest, Amadablam and many other beautiful and famous mountains of the Himalaya's.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight to Lukla – Trek to Phakding 2‘610 m

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar 3‘440 m

Day 05: Rest day in Namche

Day 06: Namche Bazar - Khumjung 3'780 m

Day 07: Khumjung – Tengboche 3‘860 m

Day 08: Tengboche – Monjo 2‘840 m

Day 09: Monjo – Lukla 2'840 m

Day 10: Flight back to Kathmandu

Day 11: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Enjoy the historical cultural sites of Kathmandu including UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temples), Boudhanath (Buddhist shrine) Swayembhunath (monkey temple), etc.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla – Trek to Phakding 2‘610 m
The short flight to Lukla is impressive. We fly parallel to the Himalayas. Upon arrival, we have some time to watch around. Then our trek starts with a descent on a wide trail through the Dudh Kosi valley. Before we finally arrive in Phakding we will walk through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar 3‘440 m
From Phakding we climb up the valley and meet among others Sherpa's with their "Zopkio‘s" half Yak half cow transporting equipment for expeditions to their camp. We follow the Dudh Kosi River upstream and can sneak a peek at Kusum Kangru 6'369 m and Thanserku 6‘608 m, finally we enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park.

For the first time we get the opportunity to have a glimpse of Mount Everest 8'848 m, Lhotse 8'511 m, Nuptse 7‘879 m, Amadablam 6'856 m and Taweche 6‘542 m. We reach Namche Bazar.

Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazar
Stroll through Namche, which seems to be a huge bazar. Foods such as rice, corn and some vegetables does not grow at this altitude it brought from the villages in the lowlands (sometimes up to 10 days march) to Namche Bazar. Enjoy the Mountain View and the Sherpa culture or visit the Sherpa museum.

Day 06: Namche Bazar - Khumjung 3'780 m
From Namche Bazar, we walk a narrow path above the Dudh Kosi river, the view is incredibly beautiful, we see the Nupla and Kwangde Himal 6'194 m in the south of the valley, the towering ice walls of Thamserku 6'623 m in the east and Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt. Everest which again rise up about 3‘500 meters from the valley of Dingboche. 

Sagarmatha, "Goddess Mother Earth" is a great sight. On a small mountain ridge above the valley, we are able to see the Tengboche monastery as a small spot. We go down to the small Sherpa village Khumjung. You might take the opportunity to try the Sherpa specialty Riki Kur, a type of potato pancake which is enriched with yak butter. We arrive in Khumjung, the Monastery, as they say, keeping the head of the Yeti.

Day 07: Khumjung – Tengboche 3‘860 m
In the morning it goes first to the villages of Sanasa and Trashinga, the path drops steeply, at Phukitenga we cross the Dudh Kosi River. We climb steadily. About 2 ½ hours we walk through pine, spruce, black juniper and rhododendron forests. Tengboche is located in a beautiful meadow high on a ridge surrounded by the towering Himalayas. A peaceful, quiet location and the monastery in the middle, a wonderful sight.

Day 08: Tengboche – Monjo 2‘840 m
We descend steeply down and passing the Bhote Kosi River until Monjo.

Day 09: Monjo – Lukla 2'840 m
After breakfast we go down along the Dudh Kosi River and then take the final climb to the Lukla plateau. Upon arrival in Lukla, we have plenty of time to relax us and celebrate our successful tour.

Day 10: Flight back to Kathmandu
Early in the morning it goes to the small airport in Lukla. The rest of the day we have enough time to enjoy Kathmandu.

Day 11:  Departure

 

 

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
National Park permit
TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Accommodation during the trek
Breakfast whilst Trekking with B & B Program
3 meals during the trek with the Package Program
English speaking, experienced and trained guide
Number of porter according to the group size (15 kg of luggage per Trekker)
First aid kit and insurance for the team
Transport to the trekking spot (incl. domestic flight)
Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:
Hotels *
Any kind of drinks
International flights
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Tipping for guide and porter
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)

* Accommodations are only included whilst Trekking. For Hotel reservations we are pleased to support you.