Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Everest Base Camp Short Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $1,295USD

Trip Overview

Are you a mountain lover? Then Everest Base Camp Short Trek is an ideal one for you!

Watch the sunsets and sunrise when the sky is beautifully painted differently over the mountains.

The Everest Base Camp, one of the best treks in Nepal, is undoubtedly one of the spectacular treks that take you on a journey to the breathtaking scenery of majestic meadows and leafy green steep hillsides of the Khumbu region. The 14-day Everest Base Camp trek is relatively short, and the hike is the main attraction with views of alpine lakes and mountains.

Why 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base camp trek of 14 days is a fabled walking expedition up to Kala Patthar. The highest hiking point justifiably offers one of the world’s most incredible treks. The route to the Everest Base Camp makes this trek an adventure for intrepid trekkers, and even more, if you are a nature lover, Everest Base Camp is calling you on your next expedition.

The Everest Base Camp short trek trail traces picturesque sights, traditional Himalayan culture, known as the Sherpa culture, terraced farmlands and forests of juniper and rhododendron, and moraines. Passing through the stunning landscape, the views along the way will capture your heart.

The trek will take you away from the chaos of city life and the daily luxuries of life, making it undoubtedly extraordinary!

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Short Trek

  • The world’s most scenic and extreme flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is the main gateway to the Everest trekking region, with the shortest runways in the world.
  • Experience the Himalayan ecosystem with your visit to Sagarmatha National Park to explore endangered animals, flora, and fauna.
  • Enjoy the views of high ranges like Kondgi Ri, Ama Dablam, Tawache, the Kusum Kagaru, Makalu, and many more in the Khumbu region.
  • Enjoy your day at Nepal’s Himalayan tourism capital “Namche Bazaar,” also known as an acclimatization destination.
  • Cross the swinging Hillary suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Nepal), considered holy by the Himalayan people.
  • Visit the Tengboche monastery that resides in the hillock of Tengboche village on the convergence of Dudh Koshi and Imja river. Mani Rimdu, a festival of Sherpas, is one of the attractions here.
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300 m), an area embellished with colorful prayer flags, offers the closest point to view the highest mountain in the world.
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar, an add-on hike that gives a 360-degree view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam.
  • Explore and enjoy authentic Sherpa culture, festivals, and food.
  • See the formidable Khumbu Icefall (5,486 m), considered one of the most dangerous stages of the Everest Summit, not far away from the Everest Base Camp.
  • Watch the best sunsets and sunrise.

History of the Everest Expedition

Conquered by Sir Edmund Hillary and mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, Everest, also referred to as Chomolungma (Goddess Mother of the Earth) by Tibetan natives, established the Everest Base Camp to store supplies. The Everest trekking region has fantastic flora and fauna, which would capture your attention, offering you lifelong memories. After the first successful summit made by Hillary and Tenzing in 1953, the Everest Base Camp trek has earned popularity in the Khumbu region as it genuinely captivates the soul of the trekkers.

Everest Base Camp Route Overview 

The Everest Base Camp route begins with a short-haul flight from Kathmandu to the trailhead of the Everest trekking region in Lukla. You will begin your hike from Lukla towards Phakding, a perfect hike for newbies getting used to altitude and trail terrain.

The next day, the hike continues uphill from the village of Phakding to Namche Bazaar, a commercialized town for buying the essentials needed for the trek. You will enjoy Namche Bazaar the next day, primarily for acclimatization. You will pass by many wobbly wooden suspension bridges as you walk along. From the bridge, you will get an opportunity to see the convergence of the Dudh Koshi river and Imja Khola(river) across beautiful green pastures and river basins. After crossing the bridge, you will have the first opportunity to see Mount Everest.

After an overnight stay, you will continue your hike to Tengboche village for five to six hours. You can stop to visit the Tengboche Monastery, embellished with colorful prayer flags. On this trail, you will pass by many chortens (Buddhist shrines) and Gompas (monasteries). From Tengboche, you will get a beautiful glimpse of mountains like Thamserku, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, the Pumori, Makalu, and a few others.

The following day the trekking of five to six hours begins from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m), from where you will hike up to Nagarjuna Hill (5100 m), a nearby hill, and then hike back to Dingboche.

After acclimatization day, the hike will resume towards Lobuche, the village of Khumbu that lies in the closest proximity. From Lobuche, the next day’s journey is towards Everest Base Camp’s ultimate destination. At the Everest Base Camp, get a surreal experience and return to Gorakshep for your overnight stay.

From Gorakshep, you will hike up to Kala Patthar the next day and then return. You will continue downhill back to the same route on the same day.

The 14-day Everest Base Camp trek is a beautiful opportunity to immerse yourself in nature which is as surreal as a fairyland.

Alternative ways to explore! 

Choose between the options that are best for you.

The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a fantastic opportunity for the ones who have limited days of vacation and can’t endure many days of trekking. Enjoy bird’s eye views over the fabled Himalayan range.

If you are keen, you can add some lakes to this adventurous Heli tour. The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is one of them to choose to see the pristine turquoise lake, massive icy glaciers, and best panoramic view of snow-capped mountains.

Otherwise, if you are looking for extra time in Kathmandu (the capital city of Nepal) and wish to tour the historical sites, then you can book the 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek  (It’s our best seller).

Hence, despite the kind of travel you want to opt for, the Everest Base Camp Short Trek guarantees to provide you with a great experience in the Himalayas of Khumbu.

So come and celebrate the inevitable nature wonder!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 04: Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 07: Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Duration: 6 hours

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 09: Trek to EBC (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours

Day 10: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorekshep - Pheriche (4210m/13809ft) Duration : 7 hours

Day 11: Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 14: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights (twin sharing beds) accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek, we provide you attached bathroom with hot shower at Lukla, Phakding and Namche
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek, if required
  • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes and office service charge

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

FAQs

  • How do I get Visas to Nepal?

  • Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

  • Do you offer Airport Drop Off?

  • Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Which hotel you use in Kathmandu? Can I extend? And how much does it cost?

  • Can I upgrade my trip Hotel to Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu?

  • Where am I supposed to store my stuffs that are not required for the trek?

  • Do I need to bring any official document papers for the trek?

  • Are all the departure dates guaranteed?

  • I am a solo traveler; can I join a group?

  • Can I do a private trip?

  • What sort of accommodation conveniences is available during the trek? And what about showers?

  • Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms during trek? If so, how much extra will this cost?

  • What type of toilet/bathroom facilities available during the Trek?

  • Where do we go to toilet along the trail?

  • Is there any means of Communication and Internet access while on trekking?

  • What kind of food can I expect during the trek?

  • Is it safe to drink water in the Everest region? And drinking water included in your package?

  • How much spending money do I need for each day on the trek?

  • How is the Typical Trekking Day like?

  • Are credit cards accepted on the Trail?

  • Do I need to bring toilet paper for the trek?

  • Can we get laundry service during Trek?

  • Can I recharge my electronic gadgets and what kind of plugs, adapter/converter should I use to travel Nepal?

  • When is the best time to do the Trek?

  • What is the weather and temperature all year-round during trek?

  • What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend to trekkers?

  • Are your guides qualified to handle medical emergency?

  • What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?

  • What immunizations will I need?

  • If I am sick can I continue the trek next day after a day rest?

  • Do you guys have a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)?

  • Are your guides certified by the government of Nepal?

  • Have trekking guides received first aid training for high altitude?

  • Do I need to tip my guide and porters?

  • Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

  • What are the recommendation if we have multiple free days?

  • Is it necessary to make a down payment to the reserve a spot in a trek? And how to proceed?

  • What is the cancellation policy of Nepal Hiking Team? Can I postpone the trip without penalty?

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

AbigailUSA

I would like to express my gratitude towards Nepal Hiking Team for providing me with one of the best trekking journeys of my life. I did the Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Nepal Hiking Team in the early months of this year and it was an absolute blast!

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AhmedUSA

Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded

Lucie HUK

In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime

Alysia Kim NorrisAustralia

Starting from the very beginning with my first communication with Mr. Ganga, I was met with a fast response that contained detailed information about the trek. Any other questions I had about the Everest Base Camp Short Trek were answered in the same

Flavia MichelatoChicago, USA

Because of my limited time in Nepal, my first concern was the re-scheduling of my trip of the Everest Base Camp Short trek. But because of Balaram’s provision of care and Nepal Hiking Team’s flexibility, it was established earlier on that I would