View Treks and Heli Tours in the Everest Region

Short Treks in the Everest Region

Namche Bazaar

Everest conjures up images of challenging and long high-altitude treks that are suitable only for adrenaline junkies. However, nothing could be further from the truth. There are many short treks in Everest for those who only have a week and don’t want to risk the rigors of high altitudes.

These treks are ideal for children, families, and older adults because they are easy, comfortable, and can be done by first-time trekkers. Here is a shortlist of short treks in the Everest region:

Namche Trek – 5 Days

Namche Trek helps travelers experience the best of Everest in a short time. In five days, you will land at the world’s most dangerous airport, cross at least a dozen long ass bridges across the Dudh Koshi, and see Mount Everest. Along the way, you will also pass through beautiful villages, monasteries, and hopefully, the iridescent Himalaya Monal.

Here is the trip outline: 
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,850 m) and trek from Lukla to Monjo (2,820 m)- 6 hours
Day 2: Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3,640 m)- 3 hours
Day 3: Acclimatization Trek to Syangboche and Khunde (3,780 m) – 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2,850 m)- 7-8 hours
Day 5: Fly back to Kathmandu -25 minutes
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To make the most out of this trek, you can also decide to do a helicopter tour to Kala Patthar and Gokyo on the fourth day. This way, you not only get to see Mount Everest up close, but also save yourself from walking down 17 km along the same route.

Hotel Everest View Heli Trek – 6 Days

You can see Mount Everest from every room of Hotel Everest View

This is the trek for those who are looking for a combination of both adventure and luxury. In addition to things you get to see in the Namche Trek, you also get to stay at the world’s highest hotel on this tour. And what a view it has! It is indeed an experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Here is the trek outline:
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,850 m) and trek from Lukla to Monjo (2,820 m)- 6 hours
Day 2: Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3,640 m)- 3 hours
Day 3: Trek to Syangboche (3,750 m) – Hotel Everest View via Khumjung (3,780 m)- 5 hours
Day 4: Hike to Mong Danda (3,950 m) and back to Hotel Everest View- 5 hours
Day 5: Heli Tour / Shuttle – Lukla drop off.
Day 6: Fly back to Kathmandu-25 minutes
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In this trek, you also have the choice of either doing the EBC heli tour or just a heli shuttle to Lukla on Day 5.

Tengboche Trek – 8 Days

Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche Monastery

This trek starts in Lukla and ends in Tengboche Monastery: the largest and most famous monastery in Everest. It is a place where people go to understand more about the spiritual side of Everest Region and receive the occasional blessing from the lamas. You also get to experience thrilling flight to Lukla, amazing Sherpa hospitality, and quaint villages in this trek.

Here is the outlined itinerary:
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,850 m) and trek from Lukla to Monjo (2,820 m)- 6 hours
Day 2: Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3,640 m)- 3 hours
Day 3: Namche – Acclimatization hike to Syangboche and Khumjung (3,780 m) – 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 6 hours
Day 5: Trek back to Namche- 6 hours (if returning via Phortse 8 hours)
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,620 m)- 7-8 hours
Day 7: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2,850 m)- 3 hours
Day 8: Fly back to Kathmandu – 25 minutes

Short Everest Base Camp Trek – 10 Days

The only way to shorten the 12 days Everest base camp trek is to use a helicopter once you are done with EBC and Kala Patthar. While not exactly a short trek, we mention it here as a shorter version of the classic EBC Trek.

Here is the trip outline:
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,850 m) and trek from Lukla to Monjo (2,820 m)- 6 hours
Day 2: Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3,640 m)- 3 hours
Day 3: Acclimatization Trek to Syangboche and Khumjung(3,780 m) – 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek from Namche to Deboche (3,740 m) – 6 hours
Day 5: Trek from Deboche to Dingboche (4,340 m) – 5- 6 hours
Day 6: In Dingboche – Acclimatization hike to NangkarTshang Peak (5,083 m) – 3-4 hours
Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 m)- 6 hours
Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep( 5,170 m) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m)
Day 9:  Early hike to Kala Patthar (5,643 m) and fly back to Lukla by helicopter
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu – 25 minutes
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