Everest Base Camp Short Trek takes you to one of the most beautiful trekking trails in the planet. Achieving the heights of highest mountain of the world is definitely a trophy, however, even if you do not make it to the top, you will still enjoy the feeling of traversing into the most heavenly place in the earth. It is a trek that will test you in more than one ways. But the test is worth it! It will sharpen you in every ways by enhancing your endurance capacity and making you more understanding and compromising. The life of the people in the Everest region of Nepal is an inspiration that will fill your life with full of joy and satisfaction.

Escape from the hassle and bustle of crowded city and make your way to the tranquil and serene mountains. Everest Base Camp Short Trek is especially designed to get you close to the highest peak of the world – Mt. Everest. The feeling of standing in between a snow globe admiring the views of sky dominating mountains and Khumbu icefall as the majestic Mt. Everest looms before you; nothing could have been more sensual. It is a moment to be treasured where the whole atmosphere looks as if it is welcoming you on your accomplishment. You will feel exhausted and nerve shaken. There comes a point when you feel like giving up and going back down where you had started but some unseen force will keep you going. Once you reach the top, the pain will disappear completely leaving you marvel the phantom before you – the almighty Mt. Everest.

Nepal Hiking Team escorts you to the top of the world in just 14 days with full and proper acclimatization. The 14 days Everest Base Camp short Trek starts with an adventurous flight in small aircraft to Lukla. We head with an uphill climb along well paved until we reach Phakding. Climbing steep along the stone paved staircase through forests, rivers and suspension bridge will take you to Namche. Leaving Namche, we head along nerve shaking paths in the high altitude region to Everest Base Camp via Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorekshep. The majestic views of High Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, and Mt. Nuptse will keep you going throughout the way. The 360 degree view of mountainous valley from Kalapattar is the most spectacular experience that you will ever perceive. A blend of spirituality in Tengboche monastery adds to this journey. The resemblance of Tibetan Buddhist culture can be seen in Mani walls, prayer flags, chortens and stupas on our way. If lucky, we can also encounter some rare flora and faunas found only in high altitude regions.

March – May and September – December are the best seasons for trekking to Everest region in Nepal. Expect for a well-organized and secure journey as you trek with your travel companion – Nepal Hiking Team.

Outline 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 require
  • 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 US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying 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 Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet during the trek
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Day 04 : Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu

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

  • Day 14 : Farewell

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

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Chicago, USA
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Overall Rating 5.00 Review Date: 30 Mar, 2017

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 be getting a customized itinerary made that would suit my convenience. The fast and efficient exchange of information regarding the trip was done with relative ease and Balaram provided to me one of the best deals regarding the trip. Along with the customized itinerary, I was also given a good percentage of discounts for the trip, and for what it was worth, the services that were provided to me were all up to par.

As a solo traveler, I had wanted to be a part of a group, but because my trip was a customized one, the prospect of joining a group proved to be difficult. Nevertheless, my guide Prakash Rai accompanied me and as told by Balaram, I certainly did meet many number of travelers. Having one of my biggest concerns taken care of, the rest of my trekking journey went on with absolute ease. When I had to deflect some of the schedules, Balaram was available to me at all times. He took care of schedules and managed the accommodations and the flight.

Nepal Hiking Team is one of the best travel agencies that really went out of their way to help me with my trekking journey. Balaram, Prakash and the rest of the NHT team are the best people to deal with when it comes to efficiency and management and I am extremely impressed with their abilities and services.

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Texas City, USA
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Overall Rating 5.00 Review Date: 07 Mar, 2017

The Short Everest Base Camp trek, in my opinion, is a good package for a reasonable price. I took the trip under this tour package with Nepal Hiking Team and immensely enjoyed my time with them. I loved the experience with them, and I should I choose to come for trekking in Nepal again, I would definitely go along with Nepal Hiking Team again! I familiarized myself with the guide as well, who accompanied me throughout my trekking journey, and we showed me wonderful villages and natural sceneries throughout the trek. The Everest base camp was very daunting, and I enjoyed every moment of the trek, with the snow and the people along the way, the wonderful temples and the monasteries that I visited.

The views of the mountains from the vantage point were astounding, and I loved all of the moments of my trekking journey. The villages along the way were so tiny, and the way of people along those settlements was nice to see and experience. I loved the typical Nepali village lifestyle that the people have in those places; it’s very peaceful, and winsome. Namche Bazaar was also great; I had a little detour to the museums of the place as well, and got a chance to visit the art gallery that it has. The views from Namche were wonderful, and the little trip to the Syangboche airport was quite nice. I liked all of the services that I got with Nepal Hiking Team and I was satisfied with my service and my experience with them. Highly recommended.

Thank you guys for making our holidays something special.

Best Regards
Brian Holroyd

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New Zealand
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Overall Rating 5.00 Review Date: 10 Dec, 2016

My husband and I did Annapurna and Everest Base Camp Treks Nepal Hiking Team. Ganga and his team members went out of their way to ensure we had a smooth and enjoyable trip and provided professional and excellent services (airport pickups, provision of city and mountain maps, goose-down trekking gear, relevant and useful advice, driver services, etc). We had regular contact with management throughout our time in Nepal (before, during and after trekking) and we always felt like we were in capable hands! We were even taken out for dinner and presented with EBC completion certificates upon arriving back in Kathmandu after trekking.

Our guide, Raj, was absolutely outstanding!! Not only was his great fun but he was also knowledgeable, kind and honest (this is very important as not all companies provide reliable guides – many will try to make a quick buck off tourists in the mountains whenever they can!) Our trek to EBC was incredible but the experience was made even better by having such a superb guide with us. Thoroughly recommend this company and requesting Raj if you can!

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Melbourne Australia
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Overall Rating 5.00 Review Date: 07 Jun, 2014

We are so happy with our experience with Nepal Hiking Team and are going to be recommending it to all of our friends who are interested in hiking to EBC. The guys at the Kathmandu office were really friendly, professional and extremely accommodating. They organized everything quickly and even had our guide, Raj, come to the office on call to meet us before we had agreed to do the hike with them. Once we booked, Raj took a few hours to take us around Thamel to buy ALL of our gear at an outlet store, saving us probably a lot more money and time than what we would have spent without his help. The whole trip Raj was extremely helpful and encouraging. We joked around and laughed the whole way up the hike which was really awesome when you’re tired from trekking! Our porter, Frame, was a sweet guy from the Lukla area who rarely talked but always had a big smile on. When we got back to Kathmandu the guys at the office made sure that everything went ok on our trip. Their service exceeded our expectations which made the entire hike just that much more enjoyable! NHT Highly recommended!

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Overall Rating 5.00 Review Date: 10 Sep, 2015

Successfully accomplishing the Everest Base Camp trek on 10 September 2015, I would like to share that the trekking trail is open for any interested visitors. One can also notice a flurry of activities as well as construction going on to get ready for the official trekking season. One of the major benefits of trekking to Everest Base Camp is that it is quiet and you will also see few other tourists. The trek also provides a far greater opportunity to interact with local inhabitants. I’d encourage this trip to any trekking enthusiasts and suggest to trek with guide and porter.

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