Everest Mini Trek

Short family trek of Everest Region

Duration Duration 10 Days
Meals Meals
  • 07 Dinner
  • 06 Lunch
  • 09 Breakfast
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 03 nights  hotel
  • 06 nights eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trek to Tengboche
  • Namche Bazar
  • Scenic Everest Flight
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
Price Reduced US$ 1550 Price Starts From US$ 1350
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Easy
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
3860 Meter
Activities Activity
Trekking/Sightseeing
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hours trekking

Overview of Everest Mini Trek

Everest is the goddess of all the adventure trekking in Nepal. From the chance to witness the splendid superlative mountains to the unique Sherpa culture and their festival, the Everest region stands atop terms wilderness adventure trail of the world. Peregrine offers this Everest Mini Trek package to witness Himalayan beauty, along with the chance to participate in the festive mood of the Sherpa people residing in Tengboche. Also, the trekking companies of Nepal trekked separately; Gokyo Lakes Trek, Everest Base Camp Trekking, and Island Peak Climbing from Namche Bazar.


Everest Mini Trek Highlights

  • Guided city sightseeing
  • Scenic Everest flight (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Observe the Sherpa lifestyle and their culture on Everest
  • Tengboche Monastery and surroundings
  • Stunning view of Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, and other mountains with your fresh eyes

Tengboche is usually known for peace and tranquillity; however, the region becomes vibrant and full of joyous moods during this particular festival. The usual Lukla flight from Kathmandu, then the trekking taking you to the Tengboche, takes place in this Everest Mini Trek.

Depending on the Buddhist calendar, Tengboche hosts the festival during November and October. This year’s date is yet to be finalized, and you can see it on our website after the announcement of the time of the festival. You need to Trek from Phakding to Namche and excursion around Namche for acclimatization before heading towards Tengboche.

It is a three-day festival marking the Buddhist religion’s victory against the Bon religion. It is the most unusual and clamor event, and this is conducted in a splendid environment. The full moon of October or November marks the Mani Rimdu festival. Hence, the chants are done by the prolific monks of the Tengboche monastery and Chiong.

Everest Mini Trek is suitable for those trekkers who can’t trek up to Kalapathar but want to see Mount Everest and the other Himalayas in front of them.

Come and Book this amazing Everest Mini Trek to witness the panoramic views of the mountains. Consequently, participate in the festival of the Sherpa Buddhists followers. The chance to learn about Sherpa culture by staying with them and viewing the magnificent mountain ranges gives you worth every penny spent on the trek.

Everest Mini Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival Katmandu Tribhuban International Airport 1,310m

    You will be warmly welcomed and greeted by one of the company representatives. Try to find our name bord with your Name then transfers to the Hotel driving by private vehicle for 20-30 minutes from the airport. After an afternoon stroll at Thamel street, which provides Hotel and restaurant facilities. Your trip discussion will be organized in the evening, and interact with their guide and other crew. Welcome dinner will be provided at a Nepali restaurant with a cultural show. Overnight at Hotel.

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3 hours

    After a hot, mouth-watering breakfast, you will have the scenic flight to Lukla, known as Sir Edmond Hilary Airport from Kathmandu today; when you arrive at Lukla, your guide will be busy arranging the porter for a few minutes. We start trekking to Phakding for three hours through a rhododendron forest with a concrete stone staircase. You will cross a suspension bridge, some Sherpa villages, Monastery, beautiful stone paintings in Tibetan Language, Mani walls, and the Dudh Koshi River gorge. Overnight in lodge

    Note: The government of Nepal has declared that most of the flights to Lukla will start from Ramechhap until the following notice to avoid traffic crowding in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Racechhap lies 130km from Kathmandu, and it will take around 4-hours to reach there.

    On the other hand, the helicopter can be charted for five persons on a sharing basis with the addition of USD 500 per person for a one-way flight. We will try to form the group at the airport, but it can be guaranteed. However, flying to Lukla and driving to Ramechhap is always guaranteed unless any change in the program comes due to climate change.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: We will provide a direct flight to Lukla

  • Day 03: Phakding to Namche 3440m 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge

    Today’s hike along the Dudh Koshi river via Benkar village, which offers the first view of Thamserku and the Chumoa community, brings us to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where we enter our permit and descent to arrive at Jorsalle for our lunch. Then we continue our trek.

    Cross the suspension bridge, and follow the sandy and rocky trail on the riverside to pass the confluence of Dudhkoshi and Bhotekoshi Rivers. The last 2 hours of ascending path bring us to Namche Bajar, the Sherpa capital. It offers a panoramic view of the surrounding eye chatting mountains.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04: Exploration day in Namche

    There are plenty of places for one-day hiking nearby Namche Bajar, such as Khumjung village, Everest Hotel, and Thame. Only one day is not enough to visit these places, but our company recommends visiting one of the oldest Sherpa villages and the Everest view hotel.

    At your level, we shall have splendid panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Kangtega, and Thamserku. You can have your lunch in Khumjung or return to Namche. Today is one of the most highlighted days of your trip. You can also visit the Sherpa mountain museum, which displays the Sherpa culture and history of the Everest expedition team. Back to Namche at the same hotel to spend your night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05: Namche to Tengboche (3890m)

    After breakfast, we climb stone stairs at the binging for about 30 minutes, then flat trails to walk with the eye-chatting view of the snowcapped mountain on the other side. After two hours of walking, you can have some rest drink a cup of tea, and descend to Phungi Thanka for Lunch.

    Phung Thangka has very few lodges with essential services available. Then the trail goes up to Tengboche with the dusty road for the busy season through the rhododendron forest. Tengboche has a prominent Buddhist monastery where they perform the Mani Rimdu Festival on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th of November. This place also provides a close-up view of Thamserku Mountain. This place is the last point of your trip.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06: Tengboche to Trek back Monjo

    Early morning, we will visit Monastery near your lodge to see the Monks and then return to Lodge for Lunch. You can take some shots of the mountain in the morning and descend back until Phungi Thanka.

    Cross the suspension bridge and climb another hour. The trails start flat towards Namche with a backdrop mountain view. Have lunch and steep down an hour to cross the bridge. And walk another an hour along the riverside to arrive at Monjo to the finished second last night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 07: Monjo to Lukla last trekking

    Today is the last day of your Everest Mini Trek, so you keep going back to Lukla slowly, enjoying walking, and having fun with your guide and porter mixing your jokes. Today is the last day with your porters so you can have the last party in Lukla.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla

    You will go to the airport after your breakfast this morning, but your flight will be delayed on weather conditions, so be ready to wait on your flight.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 09: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

    Our experienced tour guide will take you sightseeing tour at the world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley, including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square, with a private vehicle.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 10 Farewell

    Today is your last day in Nepal, so we will drop you at the airport three hours before your flight schedule.

    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

What's included

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • Bed and Breakfast in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Room in the best available lodge and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during Everest Mini Trek
    • All ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
    • Flight to and from Lukla
    • Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with guided sightseeing
    • All entrance fees during sightseeing
    • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than five trekkers
    • One porter for two trekkers
    • Guide, porter, and necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
    • Duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are yours to take
    • Everest Mini Trek Permit and TIMS
    • First Aid Medical Kit or essential medicine
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • Farewell dinner
    • All applicable government and local taxes

What is excluded

    • Nepalese visa fee and International airfares
    • Excess baggage charge(s)
    • Hotel accommodation, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from  Everest Mini Trek because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
    • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers only.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
    • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodation

You will stay in Samsara Resort or Hotel Arts Kathmandu or a similar 3-star hotel. A solo traveler needs to share the room with a same-gender traveler. If you need a single supplement, you will have to pay an additional cost of about USD 200. During the Everest Mini trek, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have, and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case. In lower elevations, Kathmandu and the trekking regions will have sing room facilities, but it will be hard to find them at higher elevations.

 

Meals

You will enjoy typical Nepalese food and international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Indian, etc.) during Everest Mini Trek. Be sure that the lodges or teahouses will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per their available menu. You may not be served breakfast somewhere during your trek. You may get opportunities for welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for this trip, so we recommend that you book it according to your schedule. We will customize the tour/trekking package to your specific needs. We are concentrating on the private trip, taking into account numerous elements such as COVID, trekkers' physical fitness, available time, and budget. Because these elements may or may not be compatible with the individual traveler.

Similarly, during the trek/tour, we will be pleased to supply you with pre/post accommodation as well as other supplementary services such as a domestic flight and an additional porter. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.

    Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.

    On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Accessing this Everest Mini Trek

    We have multiple options to access this Everest Mini Trek with a flight to Lukla or a trek in from Salleri. The accessibility of the scenic hub – headquarters of the Solukhumbu Region depends upon the quality of the roads. However, they can be accessed by flight too. Adding four days to the trip would act as a prelude to the major climb ahead.

     

    Best time to go to Everest Mini Trek

    Although Everest Mini Trek is done all year round, March to May and September to November are considered the best seasons for the expedition due to the warm climate and favorable weather.

    However, every expedition and every season have provided a unique experience in the past. Winters can be promising as we see the areas covered by a thin layer of snow, and there are much fewer expeditions sharing the trail.

     

    Altitude Acclimatization

    Trailing up the height of 2500 m can increase the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Altitude Acclimatization is the key to avoiding acute mountain sickness. Make a slow climb to help your body acclimatize. Drink plenty of liquid-like garlic soup that helps the body with the process. There are drugs like acetazolamide (also called Diamox) that help the body maintain the amount of oxygen. However, our trip itineraries are designed keeping in mind the time for acclimatization of the human body.

     

    Trip Safety

    Your safety is always our priority. Our trips are well planned too. Take every precaution in mind. The team will be well equipped with cell phones, emergency satellite phones, extensive medical kits, and other necessary apparatus. You will always be in connection with our Kathmandu office. Our team makes sure you are safe throughout the trip. Pre-trip administration, such as compulsory medical questionnaires and travel insurance, is all done keeping your safety in mind.

     

     Fitness Level

    Everest Mini Trek requires a reasonable level of fitness maintained. One must be used for some exercise. However, porters and animals will carry your gear and sleeping bags. So your daily pack will be light, and just the altitude trail can seem a significant issue. We walk daily, and with days, you must feel fit and healthy and push your limits. We expect our fellow participants to get used to exercising and training hard before the Everest Mini Trek. However, we design our treks equal to every gender or age. We believe that trekking is not a race and a collective trail. So there is equal participation of all the trekkers.

     

    Travel Insurance

    Before commencing any of the Peregrine Treks, we make sure our participants have enough insurance covering any misfortunes during the trip. You are welcome to source your insurance and provide this proof 15 days before the trip.

     

    Purchasing and Local Producers

    We try to use local products as much as possible to avoid transportation worldwide. This way, we conserve our ecosystem and also support the local economy at the same time.

    Note:

    It is recommended that you buy yourself some extra days. Arrive in Kathmandu a day before the departure date. You can use the extra day to purchase equipment and gear and have some rest before the grand trial. You are buying yourself some spare time after the trek will cover up if the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is delayed or canceled due to unfavorable weather. So the extra days will help you not to miss your International flight.

    During our trip, there may be various political, climatic, and multiple other factors beyond our control and have a chance of altering our itineraries. Although the alteration may not happen significantly, if any adjustment is necessary, the leader will decide the best alternative considering the group’s interests. If any change is made, we ensure that it has a minor effect on our itineraries and plans. However, we cannot be responsible for the result of delays in such cases.

     

    Flight Delays in Kathmandu and Lukla

    Lukla Airport is situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. Therefore, a flight taking off and landing are considered difficult sometimes. The weather is very unpredictable and can change every few hours resulting in flight delays and cancellations.

    Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the main transportations from the airstrip at Lukla. Their service is very much reliable. However, if any delays or cancellations occur due to the weather conditions, we will help you incorporate a helicopter that can carry 4-6 persons at a time. This can cost an extra US $500 to $3000 per person, depending upon the number of passengers. The participant must pay the cost at the time of service. Later, it can be submitted for reimbursement through a travel insurance company. US dollars, cash, or credit cards (Master Cards, Visa Cards, and American Express) are accepted for the helicopter service. All payments require a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

    The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500 or more excellent. Twin Otter and Dornier fly if the visibility is 5000 or more significant per Nepal Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and visibility exceeds 1500, the helicopters are not operated. We will schedule the flights to the nearest date available in such cases. If the weather gets worse day by day, we will provide you with alternative trek options.

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