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Everest Mini Trek

Everest Mini Trek

Trip Facts

Start/End: Lukla-Lukla
Destination: Namche Bazar
Trip Duration: 08
Transportation By Air
Best Season: March to May & Sep to November
Difficulty Easy
Max. Altitude 3900
Group Size 1-15
Activity Trekking, Sight Seen

Overview And Highlights

Everest Mini Trek also called to Everest Panorama Trek. This lovely scenic trek enables you to experience the Everest Region, view Mount Everest and visit the famous Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar all in a relatively short and easy trek. You will discover Sherpa villages and culture and have wonderful views of Mount Everest, the highest Mountain in the world (8,848m).

Your trek begins in the same way as those embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek, with a short 40 minute flight to Lukla. Your route to Namche Bazaar follows the Dudha Koshi River and takes you through a rhododendron and magnolia forest. In Namche Bazaar you spend two nights acclimatizing, exploring and mingling with other trekkers.  While you acclimatize you trek up to Syangboche from which you get lovely views of many of the highest peaks in the worlds including mount Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kwangde.

Then you walk down to Khumjung village, a typical Sherpa village. Sherpas are the ethnic people of the Everest mountain region. Lots of renowned climbers belong to this community. In Khumjung you will meet local people and see their lifestyle.
Finally you will have the opportunity to visit the famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Tyangboche and meet Buddhist monks and see their daily rituals. Tyangboche is the final destination of Everest Mini Trekking. From here you return back to Lukla airport.

Everest Mini Trek is perfect for those who desire to see world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest, and to experience the Sherpa and Buddhist culture within a few short days.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport

Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1250

Representatives from Himalaya Trekking Team will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. Then they will transfer you to the hotel for one overnight stay.

 

Day 2 : Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1250

Today you visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our guide. In the morning after having breakfast you go visit Buddhist and Hindu temples Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. Then in the afternoon you visit Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan durbar square. In the evening you return to the Hotel.

 

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla 40m flight and Trek to Phakding 3 hrs, Overnight at Hotel

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2652

Today we will escort you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for a morning Lukla flight. During the flight you can see very green places and white mountains. After a 40 minute flight we arrive at Lukla Airport, also called Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Upon arrival at Lukla we will meet other members of the Himalaya Trekking Team. After some tea, coffee and packing we will start our trek through Chaurikharka village and descend towards Dudhkoshi Ghat and Phakding. Enjoy your free time in the popular stopping point Phakding.

 

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 6 hrs, Overnight at Hotel

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

After breakfast we will walk through a beautiful pine forest. The track leads us along the Dudhkoshi river via many suspension bridges to Monjo, about two hours away. Today we can see the wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt Thamserku (6618m). We come to the check post and entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. After the check post we will pass the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. After pass the Jorsalle village, we will follow the Dudhkoshi river for half an hour and again cross a suspension bridge. We walk all the way up to Namche Bazaar for a couple of hours, which is well known as the capital of Khumbu region. Large Sherpa village of Khumbu.

 

Day 5 : Rest in Namche Bazaar/ Excursion Namche Bazaar and Syangboche Village. Overnight at Hotel

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Proper acclimatization is very important in our Everest panorama Trek and today we spend a day exploring beautiful and culturally rich Namche Bazar before heading further towards Phortse. Visit to nearby monastery and capturing the best of culture and nature with excursion to Syanboche village would be highlights of today. During April season, we might also meet everest expedition members and listen to their mountaineering stories at touristic hub of Everest region in Namche. We stay overnight at Namche Bazar.

 

Day 6 : Trek to Phortse 6-7 hours. Overnight at Hotel

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3600

After breakfast at Namche we will start our trip to Phortse. Initially walking through flat surface, we gradually make our way ascending towards Phortse.

 

Day 7 : Trek to Tengboche 6-7 hours. Overnight at Hotel

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3860

Further pushing ourselves forward slowly on through our Everest Mini Trekking trails, we finally arrive at Tengboche. It is a cultural hub during our short and easy adventure where we get an opportunity to visit ancient Tengboche monastery that allows us to explore and witness daily rituals and ceremonies during local festivals. Also Tengboche offers excellent panoramic views of Everest Himalayan range.

 

Day 8 : Trek to Khumjung. Site trip to Khunde Hillary Clinic and Monastery. Overnight at Hotel

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3900

Khumjung is a spectacular Sherpa village located at 3900m above sea level offering rich Sherpa cultural insights with mind blowing views of Khumbila peak and other surrounding snowcapped mountains. It is simply an awesome experience to wake up early high in the mountains and watch those beautiful Himalayan panoramas that takes our breath away.

Today, we also go for side trip to Khunde Hillary Clinic and monastery.

 

Day 9 : Trek to Phakding, Overnight at Hotel

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2652

After having our breakfast today will be quite relaxing day as we descend to Phakding today and stay overnight.  During April season, it would be great opportunity to walk through beautiful rhododendron forests that simply blesses us with once in a lifetime opportunity.

 

Day 10 : Trek to Lukla, Overnight at Hotel

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

Today is the last trekking day of our Everest Mini Trek as we head towards Lukla. We celebrate with our crew and cherish memorable Everest moments and wait for tomorrow’s flight back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 11 : Fly back from Luka to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

We fly from Lukla to Kathmandu today on a scenic mountain flight enjoying views of great Himalayan range and upon arrival at Kathmandu, you can either take rest at your hotel, go for spa, shopping around for souvenir or simply stroll around streets of Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 12 : Final departure.

Food
Breakfast

A representative from the Himalaya Trekking Team will assist you to the airport for departure. You will know we have done everything we can to give you with an unforgettable experience in Nepal. We hope you will return.

Service Includes

  • Airport Pick up and Drop for both International and Domestic
  • 2 Night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide
  • Domestic flights Kathmandu - Lukla- Kathmandu and airport departure taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader or guide and Sherpa porters to carry including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • All government and local taxes

Service Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Your and entrance fee in Kathmandu Sight Seen
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Your rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses Eg. (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

The Trekking Day

While you are on trekking in Everest Mini Trek you will stay in Tea House, You will have nice Tea House During the Trek, before you departure to Trekking you will need to pack up your trekking bag before your breakfast in Tea House, as porters will set off early. After breakfast we need to walk approximately 3-4 hours for lunch time, some time in some places it takes 4-5 hrs. After a relaxing your lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with incredibly panoramic mountains of Everest Region, rivers, landscapes, Buddhist prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, monasteries, etc. Once you arrive at your tea house, you take a rest and Dinner is generally around 7pm. After your dinner our guide will take your breakfast order for tomorrow and he will give you briefing for tomorrow trip.

What you carry in your day pack bag

You need to carry your day pack for your personal items like your water bottle, your money, and some others medicine, camera etc.Your guide will let you know each evening of any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable day pack you load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable.

Food

In Kathmandu part we provide breakfast but during the trek we have three meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Every Tea House have their own menu so you can order menu food item but if you have big group like 20 pax guide will choose the food for you.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Kathmandu we will provide you deluxe room with private facilities on Breakfast basic. During the Trekking you will have Tea House and is of a basic (normal) standard. Twin Rooms or multi share with basic shared toilet facilities. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to client when they ask for hot shower. and if you wish to book tented camp (Camping trekking) instead of tea house Himalaya Trekking Team will provide two men tent for two people to share the accommodation on tent camp.

Transportation

Transportation within Kathmandu valley is done with Cars or Jeeps, Van, Hiace, Coaster bus, Mini bus, Coaches depending upon the group size. In trekking region, transportation mean is hiking and in some cases Yaks / horses and donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major mean of transportation while your baggage will be carried by porters .

Trekking Staff

The Guide is in overall charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. All our guides are well trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its peoples.

Porters

Transport your Trekking Bag – one porter for every two trekkers in Tea house trekking and camping (Tented camp) trekking it is depend on luggage /equipment that we need for your camping trekking.

Trek Grading

Everest Mini Trek is Easy Trekking in Nepal but better to have have well fitness level and well prepared, before you come to Everest Mini Trekking its much better to go Swimming, Cycling or walk every day 4 km. Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll as all involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently.

Money

It should be better to bring the USD in Nepal. Because you can change everywhere easily.

You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel also can get in trekking trails but they will take more commission.

Tipping

Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price but who will working for you they are expect the tips so you can give tips directly to them at end of your trekking / tours and tipping is not any limitation so you can give tips as much you like if they will make you happy.

Insurance

It is main important part of the trip. Your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation) and personal liability. is included trekking crews' against personal accident.

Health

There are no specific health requirements for travel into Nepal. However, for the trekking in Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek successfully but you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some part of trekking have a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipment, limited health workers and medication. Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.

Please be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).

High Altitude Sickness

AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 1,800 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the affects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to lower altitude and your guide's decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walks faster. If you will get altitude sickness please consult with your guide to go down at least 500 meters to recover.

Nepal Visa

Multiple entry visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu airport and all land borders except the citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. Multiple entry visas can be obtained from the immigration points costing US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visas, US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent there to for 30 days multiple entry visa, US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.

Equipment's Check List

Clothing

• Sun hat or scarf

• Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper

• Waterproof shell jacket

• Down vest and/or jacket (can hire here in Nepal also)

• Lightweight gloves

• Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

• Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

• Fleece or wool pants

• Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

• Thick, warm wool hiking socks

• Hiking boots with spare laces

• Sunglasses with UV protection

Accessories

• Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit

• Trekking poles (sticks)

• Headlamp

• Trek bag-pack

• Basic First Aid Kit

• Daypack (approximately 2,500 to 3,000 cubic inches)

• Thermo-rest sleeping pad

• Water bottles

• Small wash towel

Toiletries

• Quick drying towel (medium sized)

• Soap (preferably biodegradable)

• Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

• Deodorants

• Face and body moisturizer

• Nail clippers

• Small mirror

• Tissue paper/ toilet roll

• Anti bacterial Hand wash

Extras

• Trail Map/Guide book

• Binocular

• Reading book

• Journal & Pen

• Pencils and small notebooks

Important Note:

If not really satisfied with above itinerary, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences. Also bad weather at Lukla can result into cancellations of flights. We would like to strongly suggest you to have some spare days at the end of the trek and also a travel insurance that partially or fully covers the sum of emergency evacuation to catch up the international flights.

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