Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Everest Base Camp Short Trek

14 days
  • Trip Grade
  • Max Altitude
    5545 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax
  • Meals
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 
  • Accomodation

Trip Overview

The Everest Base Camp Short Trek is a journey that harmoniously incorporates all of the best features and attributes of the Everest region to present you a short trekking experience perfect for travelers who are less on time. The jovial trekking trail passing through the ethnic villages of the region, and coruscating around landscapes that are extremely beautiful and refreshing, offer a trekking journey that truly captures the essence of the Nepalese mountain life. The Khumbu earns its well-deserved fame as one of the most amazing trekking destinations in the entire world because of the region’s many appeals pertaining to both its cultural aspect and natural setting.

The mountain views are seen along the way, the rich natural terrain and its prospect of Sherpa tradition are what makes the Everest Base Camp Short Trek journey a daring feat of adventures in the alpine acreages of Khumbu. The many dispositions of the region play out a harmonious tune to present trekkers from all over the world an experience unlike anything else. Start off the trek from Kathmandu with a scenic flight to Lukla as you hold on to your seats while the plane flies around rolling green hills and mountains to land on one of the most dramatic airstrips on the planet. Trek on beautiful paths to villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and Dingboche as you make your way to the Everest Base Camp. Hike to the famous vantage point of Kalapatthar and revel in the panoramic sight of the entire Mount Everest massif. Enjoy a jovial trekking journey that completely captures the Everest region’s mountainous diversity.

As the paths wind about many hills and valleys, you would be crossing rickety wooden and suspension bridges and crossing Imja Khola and the Dudh Koshi Rivers to come across wide open expanses of boulder-dotted pastures and river basins. Herds of yaks, sheep and mountain goats carry along their trudging from one location to the next and the Sherpa people carry out their day-to-day life in the mountains, which are both very humbling to observe. Pass by many chortens and Gompas along the way and reach the famous Tengboche Monastery for blessings from the monks. Catch glimpses of animals and birds in the woodlands and rejoice in both open panoramic views and small peeks of mountains like Everest, Thamserku, the Kongdi RI, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Nuptse, the Kusum Kangraru, the Pumori and Makalu among many others. Spend time at Namche exploring the mountain town and visit the Everest View Hotel, the highest located hotel in the world. Namche is known as the “gateway to Everest” and its location on the side of the mountain face presents a terrace-like terrain filled with colorful houses and mountains in the distance like tapestries.

Standing at the lower terraces of Namche and looking upwards at the rest of the village is like standing at the center of an amphitheater show and looking around the arena with houses and people scattered about. Hike to the summer valley of Dingboche and follow its mile-long stone wall to reach the Himalayas. Look at many Mani-stone wall carvings and colorful prayer flags that decorate the region at regular intervals. The Everest Base Camp Short Trek is an amazing combination of Khumbu’s many naturals beguiles and its people’s traditional way of living. Immerse yourself in the region’s mountain sights and trek up hills brimming with rhododendrons and azaleas. It is a trek of a lifetime!

You can also opt for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek which is a journey that involves returning back to Kathmandu via a helicopter or you can also choose our Everest Gokyo Lake Trek for a journey to the sapphire Gokyo lakes of the Himalayas. The Everest Base Camp Short Trek is a guarantee of a grand time in the Himalayas of the Khumbu and its cultural countenance. So come to join us in this endeavor!


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


  • 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.

Upcoming Trip Departure

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  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Limited - Only few space available
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Lucie H, UK 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 opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Alysia Kim Norris, Australia 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 professional and prompt way. I did the trek in late May and as a solo traveler, my biggest concern was about joining other people. With e-mails back and forth leading up to my arrival date in Nepal, Mr. Ganga had managed to arrange a group for me to join, despite its unavailability in the initial stages of our conversations. I am grateful to Mr. Ganga and all of the team members of NHT for arranging and organizing the trip for me, it was amazing and one of the best trekking experiences I have had. The accommodations in the mountains were comfortable; my guide made sure that the meals I was given was fresh and filling. Bhim, my guide, always went out of his way to make sure that I had no problems or discomfort of any kind. All of the formalities and various procedures that has to be followed while trekking, like the permits, the tickets at the national park and the guesthouse accommodation methods and the likes, were all taken care of effectively by Bhim. I didn’t worry about anything outside of my current thought bubble. My trek was trouble-free, well oriented and simply amazing. Definitely One of the best Agency, highly recommended.
Flavia Michelato, Chicago, 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 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.
Brian Holroyd, Texas City, USA 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
Tanya Henderson, New Zealand 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!