Everest Family Trekking (Short Everest trek) 2022

Duration: 11 Days   |   Based on 1 Review Trip MapPhotosDownload

Everest family trekking is an easy, altitude free and short trek in the Everest region which is ideal trekking for those travelling with kids and seniors and have less time but want to have a view of Everest including other famous mountains in the Khumbu region. The destination of the Everest family trek is the village of Tangboche along with its famous monastery the tremendous views of the very beautiful mountains Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest range.

For Everest family trekking, we take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start to walk for further special places, Phakding is the first stop after the Lukla and the next day we heading to Namche Bazaar, which is a very beautiful village and you have a grateful opportunity to see Panoramic view of the Mount Everest. Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and small hiking to Everest view hotel including the Khumjung Village which is a very old village of the Khumbu region and when you explore a day around Khumjung village, you can visit Edmond Hillary school and foundation.

Everest family trekking is designed mostly for those who want to enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Everest. It is no doubt despite having less time, you may not miss any places, panoramic views of the mountains- Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kwangde, Tawache, etc. 


  • Experience excellent Everest family trekking to introduce your children to Himalayan paradise
  • Explore the most beautiful places of Everest, experience its biodiversity, culture, and the wonderful Sherpa people, at a more leisurely pace
  • Enjoy the Majestic Everest range with your family, children, seniors and friends  
  • Enjoy a splendid view of the world’s tallest mountains that including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Thamserku (6623m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m), etc...

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,350m), TIA, Nepal

Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, our representative will be standing in front of the arrival terminal with your name card, welcome and transfer to the hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment. Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Bed and Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

The day is for packing and making everything ready for your great trek. Upon your request, we can organize a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Bed and Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes about 3 and half hours to Trek to Phakding (2640 m.), early morning transfer to the domestic airport for the flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. We begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. We descend a mountainside path that merges into our route to Everest, with views to a valley to our right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.). The Dudh Kosi approaches as we pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. We continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Phakding
  • Maximum Altitude:2,640m

Today’s trail starts through a level path along the right bank. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. We cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Benkar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Now we descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank. After a short climb we come to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel, also stop at the National Park entrance counter where the National Park fee is collected. After our departure from Jorsale, we enter a forested mountainside. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After a short distance along the Bhote Kosi, we begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.), The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as we travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

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 as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung where we can visit the monastery. Khumjung is densely populated by the Sherpa community. We can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche and Kongde. Or we can have an hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

We leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kanguru. To the right, there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. As we make our way around a branch ridge, Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent, the mountain path ends; we will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. Now we descend past two tea houses and through the village of Trashinga. Though we cannot see it, we can hear the Dudh Kosi and soon you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche; the first half is especially steep. As we climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. Continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until we come to the stone gate built by lamas which mark your entry into Tyangboche (3867m). We may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as your campsite. There are a lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful. Overnight at guesthouse.  

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Tyangboche
  • Maximum Altitude:3,880m

In the 17th century AD, the Lama Sange Dorjee, from Tibet’s Rongbuk Monastery, according to legend, founded the monastery here. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1933, rebuilt and again badly damaged by fire in 1989. Construction of the present monastery was completed in 1992. We have a full morning at Tyangboche to visit the monastery and after we retrace our steps downhill through the beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. After we cross the Dudh Koshi, we ascend steeply to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley to Shanasa where we spend the night. Here Tibetan traders, resident in the area, have numerous artifacts and worthwhile traditional souvenirs for sale.  Overnight at Guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Tyangboche to Shanasa
  • Maximum Altitude:3,670m

The villages of Kunde and Khumjung are only a short trek off the main trail and are well worth a visit. Khumjung has a beautiful monastery and Kunde has a small hospital run by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust and we shall return to Namche via this route. The walk also heads past the Everest View Hotel and the Shyangboche airstrip before dropping into Namche where we take our lunch. In the afternoon we descend steeply and then walk along the river bank back to Jorsale where we leave the national park entrance counter before continuing on to our guesthouse at Monjo where we stay overnight. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Shanasa to Monjo
  • Maximum Altitude:2,840m

We re-trace our steps along the Dudh Koshi, crossing the western bank at Benkar. It is a beautiful and easy walk through blue pine and rhododendron forest, back-dropped with views of Kusum Kangaru. An early lunch will be taken at Phakding and in the afternoon you ascend out of the river valley back to the airstrip and we are offered lodge accommodation at Lukla. Overnight at a hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Monjo to Lukla
  • Maximum Altitude:2,886m

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu: transfer to the hotel, the rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening, join a farewell dinner with a live culture show hosted by Ram Kumar, the ower of Alpine Eco Trek. Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Bed and Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, we will drop you off to the Interntional airport for your onward flight. Have a safe and sound jounrey. See you again. 


    • All the necessary arrival and departure transfers from/to the International airport
    • Accommodation in a standard hotel in Kathmandu with daily breakfast 
    • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley with a tour guide 
    • Everest National park fee and Everest trek permits.
    • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight fares 
    • An English speaking guide and necessary porters as per the group size 
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with 3 cups of tea/coffee a day during the trekking period 
    • Best available guest house/teahouse/hotel accommodation during the trek 
    • Food, insurance, equipment, salary, etc for guide and porters.
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a live cultural show.
    • Our service charges and necessary taxes and vat
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.
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    Useful Information

    For the up-to-date and competitive pricing for Everest Family trekking, Please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of families travelling with senior citizens and the kids.

    If the above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Tibet tours.


    How can I book Everest family trekking?

    When you confirm the trek, we ask you to send us your passport copy with a 20 percent down payment of the total price for advance booking of Lukla flights, staff, hotel booking and permit process. 

    Can I do Everest Family trekking?

    Yes, you can do it and the Everest family trek is short and easy, suitable for any kind of traveler (chid to seniors) looking for something little adventure and walking on the mountain trails with stunning views of the Everest Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jogging or running or cycling is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 4 to 6 hours daily. 

    When should I come for Everest Family Tour?

    Everest family trek is good for all seasons so any month from January to December is the best time to do this trek. However, February, March, April, May and September, October, November and December are much nicer months to trek in the Everest region.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Everest family trekking is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 3850m walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have the right equipment with you. Here is a list: 
    01) A fleece warm jacket
    02) A pair of comfortable trekking shoes, sandals and socks
    03) Down jacket
    04) A pair of easy drying trousers
    05) A pair of waterproof trousers
    06) Lightweight and fast-drying two T-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton)
    07) Lightly broken-in trekking boots
    08) A lightweight, fast-drying pullover or fleece
    09) 2 sets of underwear
    10) Raincoat
    11) A hat and a set of Glove
    12) A scarf or balaclava
    13) A lightweight waterproof jacket
    14) An insulating jacket or vest  

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip? 

    Daily breakfast will be provided in Kathmandu and full board meals will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (Western, Continental and Nepalese food are available everywhere). Meals will be served three times a day.

    Is someone meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Surely, our tour guide will come to the airport to pick you up. We will display a placard of our company with your name. Airport transfer is included. 

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