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Everest Base Camp Short Trek

14 Days

  • Hotel & Guesthouse
  • March to May & Sep to Dec
  • 2-16
  • Private vehicle & Plane
  • Kathmandu
  • English
  • 5545 M

Everest Base Camp Short Trek Overview

Set out on an exciting experience in the middle of the Mahalangur Himalayas with the Everest Base Camp Short Trek. Take in the magnificent scenery of verdant valleys, rhododendron forests, towering glaciers, and icefalls. The Khumbu region surrounding Everest Base Camp offers unparalleled Beauty but a challenging road map. Trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the best adventures in Nepal.  As you gaze onto Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Experience the authentic Sherpa culture, visit historic monasteries, and overcome the mental and physical challenges.  Lace up your boots and get ready to experience the wonders of the Himalayas.

Khumbutse (6665m), Ama Dablam(6812m), Lhotse(8516m), and MtEverest (8848m) are some of the highest peaks in the world. The journey passes through the immaculate valley and past dazzling glaciers. The Everest base camp is situated at a height of 5364m.

What makes the Everest base camp short Trek challenging? Unlike Annapurna Circuit Trek or Manaslu Tusm Valley Trek, the Short trek to EBC is challenging due to its altitude and rugged terrain. The spring (March-May) and fall (September-November), are the best time to trek in Nepal

The journey starts from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport (LAU) Exploring UNSEO World Heritage sites like Sagarmatha National Park until Namche Bazaar unravels itself. Dive into the rich tapestry Sherpa culture and witness the ancient customs, mountain wisdom, and mouthwatering Sherpa cuisine. Unlike any other trek in Nepal, short trek to Everest Base camp, prayer flags whisper their uniqueness, beliefs, and stories.

How hard is the Everest Base Camp Short Trek?

The Everest Base Camp trek isn’t just a hike, it is a journey that tests your physical and mental grit. Even though beauty and cultural immersion a constant companions, the trek challenges you at every step.  The terrain is varied and tough with a rocky trail carved through glaciers. The constantly increasing trails will strain your lungs and calves to burn. As you conquer Steep Ascent beautiful valley full of rhododendrons awaits you.

As you gain altitude, acclimatize to avoid thin air, pushing your body to adapt and making every breath a mini-victory. The trek to Everest will test your limits, but the challenges overcome lead you to discover strength and resilience. The Everest base camp is not for the faint of hearts but for those who love challenges.

What is the Best time to visit Everest Base Camp?

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is most picturesque, especially during spring (March to May) or fall (September to November).  Comfortable temperatures, clear skies, and predictable weather conditions make the trip safe and fun. As November passes, the weather becomes unpredictable. Take caution as the harsh weather and bitter cold of winter (January- February) is extremely cold.

Spring (March-June): Spring is the best season to visit Everest Base Camp short trek, lasting from March to May. It’s packed with other travelers but also offers pristine skies, golden dawn-lit Himalayan vistas, and temps that range from warm 20°C to freezing -20°C. But be ready for any lodging issues that may arise—high demand accompanies this Everest experience.

Monsoon (July-September):  At Everest Base Camp, the summer ( June- August) provides a special compromise: independence in return for uncertainty. Expect pleasant temperatures ranging from 22°C to 30°C on average. Nevertheless, be ready for some monsoon showers and muddy paths. Although the crowds lessen considerably, there are logistical issues with the sporadic heavy downpour. Summer may be a fulfilling, adventurous season, though, if you’re looking for peace and appreciate the rough, off-season beauty of the Himalayas. Simply be ready for a more adventurous Everest adventure by packing your rain gear.

Autumn (September- November): Trekkers are captivated by both spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) because of the pleasant autumnal temperatures, which hover around 17°C. Autumn is less popular and offers easier-to-secure flights and accommodations, even though it might not be as empty as spring. Therefore, spring offers breathtaking views and the excitement of traveling with others; alternatively, autumn offers more tranquility and easier planning. Either way, a magnificent Everest Base Camp experience is promised in both seasons.

Winter (December- February): In the winter, Everest Base Camp is a sparkling spectacle of snow-covered valleys and frosted summits. This is the time of year for bold adventurers who relish the untamed beauty and seclusion of the Himalayas—not for the weak of the heart. Even in the daytime, when the mercury drops to a bone-chilling -20°C, the pristine skies create beautiful vistas. Seeing the famous peaks with their winter crowns provides a special viewpoint on this holy mountain and is an amazing experience. Winter does, however, provide certain difficulties. Extra attention is needed on icy paths, and preparation and respect are required for uncertain weather. Locals advise against trekking during this time of year because so many teahouses and lodges close, making lodging difficult to come by.

Highlights os EBC Short Trek

  • Enjoy the breathtaking vista of the world’s highest peaks and other 8000-plus mountains.
  • Discover the rare wildlife and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Entrance to Namche Bazzar’s cultural and commercial powerhouse.
  • Experience the Purity, and simplicity of Buddhist sanctuary monks at Tengboche.
  • Witness the colossal icy river at Khumbu Glacier.
  • Enjoy the Lively Sherpa culture and Tradition.
  • Discover your Adventure en route to Lukla.

Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.

Early morning transfer to the airport for Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about an exceptional 60 meters only. Trek to Phakding with an arresting, green landscape with the view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

We follow the Dudh Koshi, ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles.

Besides being a splendid destination to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu that attracts Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days at Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

The uniform and easy trail leads us towards the view of Mount Everest, descending deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka and from this point, it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is lengthy, but is more than adequately compensated by gorgeous views of Mount Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Descend through a beautiful forest, cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the ‘summer valley’. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast, you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche.

The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically strenuous day. Ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day, you could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley.

After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche and the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch, take a well-deserved rest, as afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will also spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m). This trek is staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association, which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. We come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

After a short climb through meadows, look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar – the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours we will get to Gorekshep, and continue our journey to the Everest base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek – but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, you will arrive at the base camp and enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, where the Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mount Everest, in all its glory and the spectacular Himalayan range. We then trek back to Gorekshep, for breakfast and then descend to Pheriche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengboche, descend Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.

Breakfast at hotel and approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Tidy Himalaya will take you to the airport.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transport from the international airport in a personal automobile, encompassing car, jeep, and arrival or departure.
  • Availability of down jacket, duffel bag, sleeping bag, and Medical kit (in case of emergencies).
  • A government-licensed holder guide who is competent, knowledgeable, and amiable; includes 6-day accommodations, meals, insurance, and gear.
  •  A reliable local porter/assistant (one assistant for every two hikers carrying no more than 10 kg each)
  • Permit fees for Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Municipality Entry Permit, and others, etc.
  • A healthy full-board meal including breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Seasonal Snacks, and fruits during the trek.
  • Government taxes and office service charges.
  •  Fee for local charges, and necessary documents like TIMS card.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu-Lukla/ Lukla- Kathmandu via Lukla Airport (LUA) including departure taxes.
  • 5-night accommodation in the best available mountain guesthouse/teahouse.
  • Best twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek with private bathroom and hot shower in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
  • Enough water filtration tablets to ensure that you have safe drinking water throughout the hike, as well as a few help guides for groups larger than ten people.
  • Soulvineors like t-shirts, Art’s Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Emergencies rescue/ oximeter are provided in case of health emergencies (funded by travel insurance).

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except for Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet during the trek
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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