Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular trekking trails of Nepal. With our short Everest base camp trek, you will pass through the rural villages of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Meanwhile, during the trek, you can have the astonishing views of the high mountain ranges. Such mountain ranges include Everest, Amadablam, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and many more. Similarly, you will also get to explore the most popular sherpa villages such as the Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and many more.
The short trek can be completed in 10 days starting from Kathmandu and ending at the same point. The highest point of the short Everest base camp is Kalapatthar which lies at an elevation of 5,545 meters above sea level. Because of such a high altitude there is a high chance of getting altitude sickness. This moderate level of trek can be done by all age groups, but regular exercise a few weeks before the trek is necessary to complete the trek successfully.
During the everest base camp trek you can also experience the warm hospitality of the local sherpas. Because of being inside the Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal you will need a Sagarmatha National Park permit to reach the Everest base camp. Similarly, you will also need a Khumbu Pasang Lahamu rural permit. The trek starts from Lukla and ends at the same point. The total distance that you will cover during the short everest base camp trek is about 130 kilometers. Meanwhile you will have to walk 6/7 hours per day inorder to complete the trek on time.
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- Short Trek in the Everest region of Nepal.
- Experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpas.
- Learn the tradition and culture of the locals.
- Witness the astonishing views of the mountain ranges.
- Witness the astonishing views of the high mountain ranges.
It is one of the best trekking route of Nepal starts after a flight to Lukla. You will take an early morning flight to Lukla from Tribhuvan Airport. During the 35-40 minutes of flight to Lukla you can have amazing views of the high mountain ranges, valleys and rural villages. Not to be afraid while landing, but Lukla is one of the most dangerous airports of Nepal as well as around the globe. Meanwhile, this short Everest base camp trek can also be done as the short Everest base camp yoga trek.
About Short Everest Base Camp Trek
Upon reaching Lukla airport you will meet the rest of your team and start moving. The first day of the trek is a 6 hours walk. Where you will stay overnight at Monjo village. You can also change the itinerary and choose to stay overnight at Phakding before the trek starts. The second day of the trek will take you to the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. You can meet and interact with the hikers moving towards or coming from the trekking trails of the Everest region.
Similarly, walking through the rural villages you will pass through Tengboche, Pangboche, Lobuche and many other sherpa villages to finally reach Gorak Shep. Upon reaching Gorak Shep you will check in the hotel and leave your backpack at the hotel to explore the Everest Base Camp. Base camp of mount everest lies at an elevation of 5,364 meters above sea level. The hiking distance from Gorak Shep to base camp is about 3. 5 kilometers. After spending a few times at the Everest base camp you will return back to Gorak Shep for the overnight stay.
The next day wake up early to witness the marvelous sunrise views over the high mountain ranges from Kala Patthar. Kalapatthar is the highest point of the short Everest base camp trek. You will again leave your backpack at the hotel and move towards the Kala Patthar early in the morning. The distance from Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar is 1.2 kilometers only, but you will have to walk steep uphill to reach this point. You will return back the same route and follow the same path to reach Lukla. You will take an early morning flight to reach Kathmandu.
The most beautiful view comes from the hardest climb. You will have to bear some pain to get the marvelous views of some of the highest peaks of the world. There are various trekking trails in Nepal as well as inside the Everest region. But among all, short Everest base camp trek is one of the moderate difficulty levels of trek.
Any age group of hikers can complete the short Everest base camp trek. But the hikers must be physically fit and must have some hiking experience before the trek. Besides that, regular exercise a few weeks before the trek is a must. Due to the high altitude there is a high chance of getting altitude sickness. But don’t worry, our experience trekking leaders are always there to help you. They are very experienced in their field and will help you to avoid altitude sickness as well as during other problems that may arise throughout the trek.
Best Time to Visit
This trek can be done best during the spring and autumn season in Nepal. March, April and May are seen as the spring season in Nepal. Similarly, September, October and November are regarded as the autumn season in Nepal. Both of these seasons are the excellent time to explore the Everest base camp. Marvelous views of the mountain ranges can be seen during these months of the year.
Both of these seasons are regarded as the best time for short Everest bas camp trek and get a lot of hikers during these months of the year. Above all you can also witness the blooming rhododendron flowers all over the forest in the lower parts of the trekking trails. Short Everest base camp trek can also be done in the winter season of the year with proper equipment. Normally, December, January and February are seen as the winter season of the year. During these months of the year you can also experience the snowfall and can have the best views of the Himlayan ranges as most of the mountains as well as the hills nearby are covered with heavy snow.
Packing List Suggestion
One of the most renowned treks around the globe, Everest base camp trek is a lifetime experience of all the hikers. Most of the adventure seekers as well as the hikers keep Everest base camp trek in their bucket list. Even most of the hikers plan for the trek months before. Because of that, no one wants to ruin their trek to the Everest base camp. The backpack anthem for the trek is “Don’t Overpack, carry the right bag, wear the right clothes, get the perfect shoes, and the essential gears.” check the list of trekking gears to carry before the short Everest base camp trek.
Flight to Lukla, Trek to Monjo
At 07:00 AM: Wake up early in the morning and drive to the domestic airport and then fly to Lukla (2815m) from Kathmandu. On this day, you will trek for about 4 hours to Phakding. The trail takes you through the Dudh Koshi river and pine forest. The amazing landscape with some of the beautiful peaks starts to show up. Overnight at a tea house in Monjo.
Trek to Namche Bazaar
At 08:00 AM: Today is one of the most exciting days of the trek as you will get to witness the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar. You will also cross the new Hillary Bridge over the Dudh Koshi river which was built in 2013. From there you will take an uphill walk until you reach Namche Bazaar for the overnight stay.
Trek to Millango
At 08:00 AM: Wake up early and have your breakfast. After packing all your goods we will start our trek. The total distance of hike for today is 13 kilometres only. During the day you will have to take an uphill walk as well as have to descend downhill a few times. Besides that, you will pass through Phunki Thanga, Tengboche, and Deboche village to finally reach Millango situated at an elevation of 3,746 meters above sea level.
Trek to Dingboche
At 08:00 AM: Wake up early if you want to see the marvellous sunrise view. After breakfast, you will start the trek. The trail today is an easy uphill walk. Meanwhile, during the day you will cover 8.5 kilometres to reach the Dingboche village from Millingo. Dingboche lies at an elevation of 4,410 meters above sea level where you will stipend a night.
Trek to Lobuche
At 08:00 AM: Dingboche is also one of the popular villages of the Everest base camp trek. Wake up early if you want to witness the marvellous views of the sunrise over the high mountains. After breakfast, you will start walking towards Lobuche. The trail today is also an uphill walk throughout the day. The distance from Dingboche to Lobuche is about 8 kilometres only.
Trek to Gorak Shep, Hike to Everest Base Camp
At 08:00 AM: Today is the most important day of our trek as you will be at the base camp of Everest. The walk towards Everest is along the Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the small village of Gorakshep, where you will have your lunch. After having your lunch the trail will lead you to the Mt. Everest base camp at an altitude of 5,364 meters. Everest base camp gives you an unforgettable view of Khutse, Mt. Pumori, Changtse and Khumbu icefall instead of Mt. Everest.
Hike to Kala Patthar, Trek to Pheriche
At 08:00 AM: Early morning you will climb to Kala Patthar for a sunrise view. From the top, you will see a 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mt. Pumori (7,169m), Mt. Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8516m), the Tibetan peak Changtse, Nuptse (7861m), Amadablam and countless other smaller peaks. You will have our breakfast coming back and after breakfast, you will descend down towards Lobuche following the Glacial valley and return to Pangboche. Overnight at Pheriche.
Trek to Namche Bazaar
At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, you will further move downwards towards the Namche bazaar via Tengboche. The trail today is an easy downhill walk. But you will also have to climb small hills before reaching Namche bazaar for an overnight stay.
Trek to Lukla
At 08:00 AM: After descending for a few minutes you will meet Dudh Koshi river. Walking beside the Dudh Koshi river you will reach Chhuthawa. After crossing Thado Koshi khola you will reach Thado Koshi village. The trail to Lukla is filled with various teahouses. You will reach Lukla in less than 2 hours from Cheplung.
Fly back to Kathmandu
At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, you will move towards the Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as the Lukla airport. You will take a flight back to Kathmandu. During the flight, you can have a last view of Everest. Upon arrival, you can check in your hotel. In the evening we will meet and have a farewell Nepali dinner together.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best time to visit Everest Base Camp?
The Spring and Autumn season is considered the best time to trek in Nepal. Likewise, the Everest Base Camp trek becomes vibrant and fascinating during the Autumn and Spring time. The clear visibility, weather favorability and moderate climate factors make it a good time to trek in the Everest region.
How difficult is the Everest Base Camp trek?
Everest Base Camp trek is one of the difficult treks in Nepal. However, with proper acclimatization, guide support, favourable time, and a high elevation trekking experience, you can easily complete the trek.
Is it possible to combine multiple treks within the Everest region?
Yes, you can combine several other treks such as Gokyo Lakes Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek and Everest Panorama Trek to the Base Camp trek to make it more rewarding.
- All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
- Flight to (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu) as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
- Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
- All necessary paper works. (National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card)
- English speaking licensed trek guide.
- Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
- Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
- One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
- All government and local taxes.
- Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
- Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveller’s insurance company.
- Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.
- Personal expenses.
- Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
- Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
- Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the section.