Namche Bazaar Trek Nepal- Everest short trek- 8 days

Everest Short Trek

  • Duration8 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Maximum Altitude3,962 m
  • Best SeasonSpring, Autumn & Winter
  • Start/EndKathmandu

About Everest Short Trek

"If you can't go on the famous long treks in the Everest region, then our Namche Bazaar Trek or also known as Everest Short Trek is the perfect package. The trek presents beautiful mountain sceneries and also allows you to have close interaction with Sherpas." 

Namche Bazaar Trek is an adventurous short trek in the Khumbu region. This trek is also widely known as the Everest Panorama trek. The Namche Bazaar Trek itinerary follows Sagarmatha National Park and passes by remote mountain villages. If this is your first time trekking in the Himalayas and you are not sure whether your body can take the pressure or not that comes with a regular Everest Base Camp Trek, then Namche Bazaar Trekking is a great introduction package for you. 

Let us clearly tell you, Namche Bazaar Trek is a beginner-friendly trek and recommended for family holidays. You can trek with your kids and the elderly too. The highest point one touches during Namche Bazaar Trek is 3,962 meters at Hotel Everest View. The altitude gain is not too much, therefore the chances of altitude sickness are very low on Everest Panorama Trek.

During Namche Bazaar Trek 8 days, you get to enjoy the stunning snow-capped mountains of Kongde Ri (6,187 m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), etc without trekking for long days. The trek offers fantastic landscapes and lets you relish Himalayan tranquility. As you trek through the lush forests of Sagarmatha National Park and ascend to Namche Bazar, the Namche Bazaar Trek route unfolds heavenly views that will rejuvenate your soul.

Book this adventurous journey to the famous Sherpa town Namche Bazaar anytime through our secure payment gateway on site. Namche Bazaar Trek Nepal is the best short trek in the Everest region for new trekkers or anyone looking for a short trek in the Himalayas.

Our Everest Breakfast Helicopter Tour is also a great, easy, and short trip in the Everest region. Moreover, this package does not involve any difficult walk at all. 


Good to Know

  • Amazing flight experience from Kathmandu to Lukla airport and vice versa
  • Trek in the Sagarmatha National Park
  • The trekking route ascends through verdant forests and crosses thrilling suspension bridges & streams
  • Spend time with locals and get to see the culture of the Sherpa people
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa town
  • Catch gorgeous sunrise from Syangboche Airstrip
  • Witness breathtaking mountain views from the Hotel Everest View


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We keep the arrival day of our guests free to let them relax and get comfortable with their new surroundings. Our airport representatives welcome you at the international airport and escort you to the hotel. We meet with you later in the evening over welcome dinner and chit-chat.


  • AccommodationOvernight in the hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1300 m

Our tour guide will meet you at your lobby and take you on a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. You visit the Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhnath Stupa. Later, we went to Patan Durbar Square and end the tour in Kathmandu Durbar Square. You'll be exploring temples, monasteries, palaces, shrines, courtyards, and museums. In the late afternoon, the trek guide says hello to us and assists in final packing for the trek.


  • AccommodationOvernight in the hotel
  • MealsB,L,D

An early morning flight takes us to Lukla. It is a short airport and starting point for all the adventures in the Khumbu region. From Lukla, we begin trekking towards Phakding village, where we'll be spending the night. The trail descends through forests.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Duration30 minutes flight & 3-4 hours trek

From Phakding onwards, the trail leads to Monjo. Here we register our national park permit and trek through the dense forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, etc, forests & small mountain villages. We cross many streams and suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. The last few hundred meters of the trail steeply ascends to the famous Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar. 

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m
  • Duration7-8 hours

Today is a rest day in Namche Bazaar. We will explore Namche Bazaar and other places around it. The morning begins with a delicious breakfast, and then we go on a hike to one of the highest hotels in the world, Hotel Everest View. We ascend to Syangboche Airstrip and walk a few hundred meters above where the hotel is located. 

It is a famous luxury hotel. We'll have a meal here. The unique thing about this hotel is, we can see views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc from its all windows. After some time, we descend back to Namche Bazaar and spend the rest of the day visiting museums, cafes & shops.


  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude3,962 m
  • Duration4-5 hours

The route back to Lukla is the same as before. We follow a downhill steep path through dense forests and small villages. On the way, we'll be crossing many bridges and streams. From Phakding village, we hike up to Lukla to spend the night.


  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude2,810 m
  • Duration6-7 hours

A short thrilling flight back to Kathmandu in the morning is all we need to mark the end of this adventurous short trip in the Everest region. We move to the hotel upon landing in Kathmandu. Enjoy the rest of the day as you wish. The company organizes a farewell dinner in the evening where you get to meet with the team for the last time.


  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude1300
  • Duration30 Min Flight

The trek ends today, and you fly back to your home. Our airport team will take care of your check-out and drop you at the international airport.

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Useful Information

Namche Bazaar Trek route

Namche Bazaar trek begins with Kathmandu to Lukla flight. On the first day, you fly to Lukla airport and descend to Phakding village. The next day, the trail reaches Monjo, where we'll register our trekking permits and begin walking in the Sagarmatha National Park.

The route between Phakding and Namche Bazaar is very fun. We'll be trekking through lush forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, etc. The trail crosses many lovely streams and suspension bridges decorated with colorful prayer flags. We pass by small villages and may come across wildlife. 

At Namche Bazaar, we spend a couple of nights and hike to the Everest View Hotel to acclimatize. If you can walk, we recommend hiking to Khumjung monastery. It is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. After spending a couple of nights in Namche Bazaar, we'll follow the same trail back to Lukla. 

Namche Bazaar Trek difficulty

Namche Bazaar trek is an easy trek. The trail has ups & downs fair enough to add the zest of adventure to the journey. The most difficult part of Namche Bazaar trekking is the last few hundred meters of ascent from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. That part of the trekking route is a bit steep and can get exhausting. 

If you are healthy and fit, then you can do the Namche Bazaar trek. No previous trekking experience is needed for this trek. We also recommend this trek to old age people or someone trekking with kids. The trek is adventurous yet doable.

Altitude Sickness during the Namche Bazaar Trek

The risks of altitude sickness during the Namche Bazaar trek are quite minimal because of the low elevation. The trail has a constant rise in altitude, which allows the trekkers to acclimatize properly. 

The elevation rise from Kathmandu to Lukla is huge in one day, therefore we descend to Phakding village, located 3-4 hours walk away from Lukla airport, to spend our first night on the trek. It'll let our body acclimatize before we ascend further towards Namche Bazaar. 

Overall, you do not have to worry about altitude sickness during Namche Bazaar trekking. Still, if you see any symptoms like headache, insomnia, loss of appetite, or difficulty in breathing, inform your trek guide. 

Best time to do Namche Bazaar Trek 

You can trek to Namche Bazaar any time of the year. However, to enjoy the trek to the fullest, trek in spring and autumn. March to April and October to November is the peak trekking season in the Himalayas. The clear sky with phenomenal mountain landscape and moderate climate is just perfect to enjoy every turn on the trail. 

The trails are blooming with seasonal vegetation, and the stable weather will keep you on the itinerary. Winter Namche Bazaar trekking is possible but be ready to face delays in the Kathmandu Lukla flight and unstable weather conditions. 

Food & Drinks

Namche Bazaar trek offers a good variety of food options ranging from typical Nepal dal bhat to Western & Tibetan dishes. You'll get three meals a day - breakfast, lunch & dinner. All the meals are offered depending upon the menu of the lodge. 

To enjoy the trek to the fullest, we recommend choosing dal bhat in your one meal & try living a rural Nepali lifestyle. However, eating delicious pizza and freshly brewed coffee while relishing heavenly mountain panorama is a real deal too. 

Try having a balanced diet and choose the best option for your body. For drinks, you get tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer, etc. Drinking water is available in every lodge. 


The accommodation during the Namche Bazaar trek is comfortable and clean. If your budget allows, you can also spend the night in the luxury lodges that offer heated mattresses and a private washroom with a hot shower facility. 

Our general Namche Bazaar trek package accommodation is decent with twin-sharing small rooms. You may get a private or common washroom. Please remember you are traveling in an extreme part of the world with no access to the road. The lodges and teahouses in the Khumbu region are all basic because of the remoteness of the region.


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