Short Everest Base Camp Trek

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Facts About Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Grade

Moderate

Max Size

2-20

Altitude

5545

Transportation

car/plane

Accomodation

Hotel/ Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking

Himalayan Sights

Everest Range

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

10 Days

Trip Overview

Our 10 days Short Everest Base Camp Trek is the short trekking package best for short time trekkers. This short nature trekking is suitable for those who are experienced for long hiking and limited by time. It is the best option to enjoy the views of stunning Himalayan peaks as well as experience the local culture of native Sherpa people.

If you have physically fit and used to for hiking more than 7 hours in a day then this Short Everest Base Camp trek is best trekking package for you.

Short Everest Base Camp Trekking Route

Our trekking to Shortest Everest Base Camp starts after flying 45 minutes along with mountain peaks. Ascending of this trek demands more stamina in compare to descending. Normally this trek does not let you extra days for acclimatization in the mountain but not so difficult if you are well prepare for walking.

This Short EBC trek is low budget trekking package than other normal trekking routes and offers only trekking services. It starts from Kathmandu and ends at Kathmandu. For those who are willing to buy trekking arrangements only, then it is best package of low budget. You will do the same trekking within 10 days without any difficulties and can arrange other services yourself in Kathmandu or other cities.

When to Trek?

Short Everest Base Camp trek of 10 days is best to do in autumn and spring season of a year. However, trekking can accomplished during the whole year.

The 10 days short Everest base camp trek also known as short Everest Base Camp trek program is starts and ends at Kathmandu. There are no extra days for acclimatization on the route. So it might not suitable for all types of trekkers planning to trek in Everest. However, all the services are available similar like in the 14 days Everest Base Camp Trekking except the hotel in Kathmandu. If you are limited by time and budget but strong enough for walking in the high altitude, this trekking package is the wise choice for you.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m, 35 min flight, 8 km, 3-4 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Stay in lodge
Elevation
1300

Transfer to domestic airport and fly to Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft). It takes about 35 minutes with exciting mountain views. Introduce with guide cum porters trek to Phakding.

 

Day 2 : Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m, 10 km, 5-6 hrs treks)
Food
Stay in lodge.
Accomodation
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Elevation
3440

Trek leads through a beautiful pine forest, along Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges via Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole a national park permit check point to reach

 

Day 3 : Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m, 10km, 5-6 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Stay in lodge
Elevation
3870

Trek to the moderately flat trail with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaga. Trek ups and downs enjoying the alping flora and fauna. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring you to Tengboche, famous monastery in Everest.

 

Day 4 : Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360m, 5-6 hrs, 8km)
Food
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Stay in lodge. 
Elevation
4360

Trek descends to Deboche a small village with Chortens and Mani stone walls. Cross suspension bridge over Imja Khola (Imja Streams) and gradually ascend to Pangboche. The trail heads to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement with the beautiful terraced field enclosed by stone wall.

 

Day 5 : Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m, 4-5 hrs, 7 km)
Food
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Stay in lodge. 
Elevation
4940

Trek to uphills along with the towering view of Tawache peak & Cholatse. Trail continues through the Yak grazing pasture to Dhukla (4620 /15158ft). Trail leads steep up to gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour. Follow the valley upstream about an hour to reach Lobuche.

 

Day 6 : Lobuche - Gorakshep (5,160m) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) Gorakshep (7-8 hrs, 15 km)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
AStay in lodge.
Elevation
5364

Morning, trek follows windy and rocky path. The trekking trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit the base camp of highest mountain. Base camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Icefall. Trek back to Gorakshep for overnight.

 

Day 7 : Gorakshep - Kala Patthar (5,545m) - Pheriche (4,280m, 15km, 7-8 hrs)
Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4280

A very early morning climb of 2-3 hours up Kala Patthar for eye level views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse and several snowcapped peaks. Trek back to Gorak Shep for breakfast, and then return back to Lobuche. Trek continue to Pheriche village

 

Day 8 : Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (3,440m, 15km, 6-7 hrs)
Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
3440

Today’s trail gradually descends to Namche Bazaar.  Trekking a long descent leads to Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft) on the Imja Khola: the trek’s lowest point north of Lukla. Continue to reach Namche Bazaar for overnight stay.

Day 9 : Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,642m, 18km, 6-7 hrs)
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2642

From Namche, the trail descends to more comfortable altitudes, passing through the friendly farming villages of Jorsale, Monjo, Phakding, then crosses the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi before rising to Ghat and Cheplung. Round off the adventure with the final 700m, 35min ascent to Lukla: and say goodbye to your porters.

 

Day 10 : Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m, 35 min flight)
Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1300

After an early breakfast, take the return flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Transfer
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu Flight
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation.
  • 3 times meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  • Trekking Permit – National Park fee and TIMS card
  • English speaking guide, his flight, insurance, meals and salary
  • Government Taxes
  • Company service charges
  • Helicopter rescue assistance in case of emergency (not helicopter cost)

Cost Excludes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Personal nature expenses and drinks
  • Porters for carrying backpack 
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for rescue helicopter and other medication.
  • Upgrade accommodation like room with private toilet.
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The duration of the trek can vary, but a rapid Everest Base Camp Trek can take around 10 days to complete.

What is the best time to go for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The best time to go for the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the Spring and Autumn seasons, from March to May and from September to November respectively.

What is the level of difficulty for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult trek, as it involves high altitude trekking and several steep ascents and descents.

What is the highest point of the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The highest point of the Everest Base Camp Trek is the summit of Kala Patthar, which stands at an elevation of 5,545 meters (18,192 feet).

Do I need any permits for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, you need several permits to do the Everest Base Camp Trek, including the Sagarmatha National Park Permit, the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit, and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.

Is it necessary to hire a guide and porter for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

While it is not necessary to hire a guide and porter for the Everest Base Camp Trek, it is highly recommended for safety reasons and to have a more enjoyable experience.

What type of accommodations are available during the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Accommodations during the Everest Base Camp Trek can range from basic teahouses to more luxurious lodges, depending on your budget and preferences.

What type of food is available during the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The food available during the Everest Base Camp Trek mainly consists of Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine, along with some western options. The teahouses and lodges typically serve dal bhat (a lentil soup served with rice and vegetables), momos (dumplings), noodles, and soups.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Short Everest Base Camp Trek

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world, attracting thousands of trekkers each year. The standard duration of the trek is around 12-14 days, but some trekkers prefer a shorter and more challenging version known as the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek.

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is designed for trekkers who have limited time but want to experience the thrill of trekking to the base of the world's highest peak. This trek covers the same distance as the standard trek but in a shorter time frame, typically 7-9 days. The trek involves long days of walking and requires a good level of fitness.

Here are some additional things to consider about the Short Everest Base Camp Trek:

Altitude sickness:

As with any high-altitude trek, altitude sickness is a real risk. It's essential to take acclimatization seriously, and it's recommended to spend at least a day or two in Namche Bazaar to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.

Weather conditions:

Weather conditions can change quickly in the Himalayas, and it's essential to be prepared for all eventualities. Be sure to pack warm clothing, rain gear, and sturdy, waterproof hiking boots.

Accommodation and meals:

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek involves staying in tea houses along the route. Tea houses offer basic but comfortable accommodation, and meals are usually simple but filling. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available.

Permits:

Trekkers are required to obtain a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit before embarking on the trek. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through a trekking agency.

Trekking agencies:

While it's possible to do the Short Everest Base Camp Trek independently, many trekkers choose to go with a trekking agency. Trekking agencies offer a range of services, including transport, guides, porters, and accommodation, which can make the trek more comfortable and enjoyable.

Overall, the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is an excellent option for trekkers with limited time who want to experience the beauty and challenge of trekking in the Himalayas. However, it's essential to prepare well and take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.

Trip Reviews (4)

Starting on the Short Everest Base Camp Trek organized by Life Dream Adventure and guided by Manish Simkhada was an extraordinary experience. Manish's knowledge of the terrain and local culture enriched every step of the journey, ensuring both safety and immersion in the beauty of the Himalayas. Life Dream Adventure's meticulous planning and seamless execution allowed us to focus solely on enjoying the trek. From the majestic views of Everest to the warmth of Sherpa hospitality along the way, this 10-days adventure was a perfect blend of challenge and wonder. Highly recommended for those seeking an unforgettable Himalayan trekking experience.

Katarzyna Miedzinska

6th Feb, 2024


Earlier this year, I embarked on an unforgettable journey to Everest Base Camp with the invaluable assistance of Life Dream Adventure. Guided by the exceptional Sabin Dhakal, every step of the trek was not only enjoyable but also enriched with insightful knowledge. The accommodations provided a warm respite amidst the cold, and the team's meticulous planning ensured a hassle-free experience. Special mention goes to our porter, Bange, whose strength and positivity were truly inspiring. Life Dream Adventure demonstrated unparalleled professionalism and dedication, ensuring a fantastic trekking experience despite the challenging weather conditions. If you're considering trekking in Nepal, I wholeheartedly recommend Life Dream Adventure. Their expertise and genuine care ensure that your Himalayan journey will be truly unforgettable!

Rafal Siudek

20th Dec, 2023


Life Dream Adventure provided unparalleled customer service, exceeding my 54 years of travel experience. Contacting Hari resulted in a promptly detailed itinerary tailored to our desires for a family trek to Everest Base Camp. Sabin orchestrated every aspect flawlessly, demonstrating a profound understanding of client needs. They extended first-class hospitality in Kathmandu and throughout the trek, maintaining excellent communication and addressing any issues preemptively. Our guide, Sabin, epitomized dedication and passion, ensuring our safety and enjoyment tirelessly. He, along with Uttam and Sabin, went above and beyond, making our trek memorable and achievable. Life Dream Adventure's meticulous planning and attentive service, coupled with Hari’s expertise, transformed our family trip into a lifelong adventure. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking a Himalayan trekking experience without hesitation.

Michael J Roberts

8th Dec, 2023


Life Dream Adventure, led by guide Sabin Dhakal, orchestrated an unforgettable short Everest Base Camp trek. From the moment we contacted them, their professionalism and attention to detail were evident. Sabin's expertise ensured a smooth journey, with every aspect meticulously planned. Despite the trek's brevity, we experienced the essence of the Himalayas, thanks to Sabin's guidance and Life Dream Adventure's seamless organization. The team's dedication to customer satisfaction was remarkable, providing top-notch service and support throughout. Sabin's knowledge of the terrain and local customs enriched our experience, making the trek both exhilarating and culturally enriching. Life Dream Adventure exceeded our expectations, delivering a memorable adventure that will be cherished for years to come. For anyone seeking a short but rewarding trek to Everest Base Camp, I highly recommend entrusting Life Dream Adventure and Sabin Dhakal for an unparalleled experience.

Vincent Riener

25th Oct, 2023


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