Mini Everest Trek 9-Days

Mini Everest trek

The Mini Everest Trek is better known as the ‘Everest panorama trek or Everest view trek’. This trek is designed to cater to your time needs if you have any and it’s meant for those who are not comfortable with higher elevations. This Mini Everest trek will be ideal for older trekkers who haven’t burnt out their bridges & still want to have a go on mountains in the middle hills of the Khumbu. This venture would be the best option to Everest Base Camp Trek. The highest you tread hereabouts is a hike through Tengboche monastery at an altitude of 3,860m.

Our short thrilling journey starts from Kathmandu to the Khumbu region by air which is a wonderful mountain tour. Accommodation is cozy on the trails & we get to taste some good apple pie that will be better than the ones you taste in Thamel where you stay. Our Everest Mini Treks stretches through the verdant Sagarmatha National Park which is laden with lovely pine forests and gorgeous rhododendron flowers that includes plenty of wildlife as we head down the capital village town of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar at (3,440m).

This is where we hang out for a night to get familiar with the thin air & some stunning views of Mt. Everest. After a healthy breakfast the next morning, we begin our hike up to Tyangboche (3,860m). This is a unique Buddhist monastery & is situated in an area that is the highest in the world at (4,100m); this is where our trek in a nutshell concludes. Our short trek also includes an adventurous journey in the pretty villages of Khunde [3840m] & Khumjung [3753m] where we can strike up some interesting conversations with the local Sherpa folks who will tell us of their gripping exploits as they live on these huge mountains. We can also take part in conventional lifestyles & even do a jig to their lovely dances & this would be the perfect way to end our journey before we head back to Kathmandu & a warm soft bed at our hotel.

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 3,860m
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Tour Type Private tour
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. After check in and some refreshments, our senior sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about our Mini Everest trek program. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world.

The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western cultures and influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments, and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening.

Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m) – 4 hrs walk

After a good breakfast at Phakding, we set out for the mountain junction town of Namche; we cross and re-cross the river on high airy suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Namche is the gateway to the Khumbu. This is where we crash out for the night with all meals included.

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Syangboche.To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. We then go to Khumjung where we visit a school established by Hillary. We begin our hike after enjoying lunch; by passing the route of Khimde. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. After going through our acclimatization drills, we head down to our lodge for some beers & a good sleep. Overnight Namche with all meals included.

After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kyangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Kosi River, we reach Phunki Tenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Tenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has a biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. Overnight stay at lodge in Tengboche with all meals covered – breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We retrace our steps with a Trek back to Namche about 6 hours from Tengboche and there’s also an option to drop into Jorsalle before we head down to Namche to do an overnight at this bustling & hustling village town with full board meals (Breakfast/Dinner/Lunch). We chill out here with some beers and enjoy some relevant comfort. Overnight at our hotel in Namche with full board meals.

This is our last day on these lovely mountains that has been home to us all of these days. We continue to backtrack our hike towards Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River which is about 7 hours from Namche and do an overnight at Lukla with full board meals (Breakfast/Dinner/Lunch).

Most flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are scheduled early morning to avoid the strong winds. It’s a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for about forty-five minutes. We touch down at Kathmandu and transferred to our hotel.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All airport and hotels transfer by private car or van (depends on group size).
  • Three nights hotel accommodation at 3-star hotel category in the city of Kathmandu on the basis the of B/B plan.
  • Domestic round airfare including airport taxes (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight).
  • Highly experienced English speaking Himalayan trekking guide and porters (one porter for two people) salary/accommodation/insurance.
  • Best available twin sharing Tea house/Lodge accommodation with full board meal during 6 days trek.
  • The company guarantees the rescue services in case of emergency; please hand over your insurance policy copy to us.
  • All the necessary paper works and conservation entry permit. (Trekking permit/TIMS card etc).
  • Rain protection duffel bag for client luggage.
  • Provide trekking map, Glorious Himalaya company T-shirt and sleeping bag in your need.
  • First Aid Medical Kit Box.
  • One day Kathmandu sightseeing by city tour guide and all the entrance fees.
  • All the government taxes and company service charge.
  • Nepali food farewell dinner party.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival (bring 4 copies passport size picture too).
  • Alcoholic beverages bottled mineral water, soft drinks, and snack foods.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur and strongly recommend international Travel insurance which included rescue.
  • Riding horse along the trek.
  • Extra cost on the natural disaster.
  • Restaurant food bills.
  • Helicopter charter and all accommodation on flight cancellation due to bad weather.
  • Tips to trekking guide and porter.

FAQs

  • Mount Everest Panorama view
  • Sherpa culture & their living lifestyle
  • Visit ancient Tengboche monastery
  • Stunning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in historical UNESCO world cultural heritage sites of
  • Kathmandu Valley

The suitable time for this trekking is spring and autumn.

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of a visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange an additional activity for your time in Nepal. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), get the free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency. (1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR). We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel. The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined. Despite having security advantage of traveler’ cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and types of equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared to keep your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment which is not necessary for the trek. Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fiber
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirts ( bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  toothpaste, toothbrush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters, and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, a tip is the accepted and honored way of saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- the trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

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