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

The Everest Base Camp Short Trek in Nepal engulfs you in a journey that harmoniously syncs all the best features of the Khumbu region and presents you with a relatively brief trek experience perfect for travelers in a short time. There is a reason why the Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC Trek) is one of the world’s most popular and thrilling treks making its inclusion in the bucket list of many. The journey takes you to beautiful breathtaking trails as you pass through the local villages enriched in local Sherpa culture, alpine landscapes, flora, and fauna in the snow-capped mountains. This is not where one can expect the daily luxuries of life, but it is undoubtedly nothing short of an epic one!!

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Short Trek

  • Fly to Lukla airport, one of the shortest runways in the world lying comfortably amidst the mountains of Nepal, a mini travel adventure within itself!!
  • Grab the stunning glimpses of the Himalayan wildlife and pictures of neighboring mountains like Kondgi Ri, Ama Dablam, Tawache, the Kusum Kagaru, Makalu, and many more in the Khumbu region!
  • Loosen up and acclimatize at the significant market of the region at Namche, spend some time in the area, and unwind as you visit the local markets, pubs, and restaurants.
  • Walk along with the ancient and spiritual monasteries in Tengboche at 3860m, colorful paths decorated with prayer flags, high suspension bridges, and stone walls, and explore the typical Sherpa food, culture, and commune.
  • Trek to EBC at 5364m, an exhausting yet the most crucial aspect of your grand journey under the majestic Everest!! Celebrate the feat with your team members as you rejoice to sleep under a blanket of infinite stars.  
  • Spend some time at Kala Patthar (black rock), the ultimate spot to get a perfect bird’s-eye view of the towering Everest.
  • Explore the great region of Khumbu in a way where you feel energized, safe, protected amongst nature and rich culture.

Initially brought to light by Sir Edmund Hillary and mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, Everest, also referred to as Chomolungma, “Goddess Mother of the Earth” by Tibetan natives, consists of trekking trails passing through the ethnic villages of the region. Additionally, coruscating around radiant and refreshing landscapes offers a trekking journey that genuinely grabs the spirit of the mountain life in Nepal. The Khumbu region earns its well-deserved fame as one of the most fantastic trekking destinations in the entire world because of its appeal in terms of both the cultural aspect and natural setting.

We trek from Kathmandu with a challenging and scenic flight to Lukla. This one will make you hold on to your seats as you travel up and around the rolling green hills and mountains. You then land on one of the highest and most dramatic airstrips on the planet. On this trek, you can see mountain views along the way, the rich natural terrain, and its prospect of Sherpa tradition makes the Everest Base Camp Short Trek journey a daring feat of adventures in the alpine grounds of the Everest region.

The many orders of the region play out a harmonious tune to present trekkers an experience unlike anything else. As you on the steep and impressive routes to settlements like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche, as you head on to the grand Everest Base Camp. Walk to the famous vantage point of Kalapatthar at an elevation of 5600m and get lost in the panoramic sights of the entire Mount Everest massif.

As you keep walking, you will be crossing many hills and valleys, rickety wooden and suspension bridges, and Imja Khola (river) and the Dudh Koshi Rivers to come across vast open expanses of boulder-dotted pastures and river basins. Herds of animals such as yaks, sheep, and mountain goats from one location to the next, and Sherpa people carry out their daily chores in the mountains, a very humbling happening. As we pass by many chortens (Buddhist shrines) and Gompas (monasteries), we reach the famous Tengboche Monastery and stop by for blessings. On your lucky day, one can catch views of animals and birds in the woodlands and celebrate in expansive open views and glimpses of mountains like Thamserku, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Lhotse Nuptse, the Pumori, and Makalu, and a few others alongside Everest.

Spend time in the neighborhood of Namche as you rest and explore the mountainous town and the Everest View Hotel, the highest located in the world. The town of Namche is known as the “gateway to Everest” due to its location precisely being on the mountain’s side as it presents a terrace-like terrain filled with different houses and mountains and tapestries in the vicinity.

Being present at Namche as you view ahead at the rest of the village is like standing at the center of an amphitheater performance and looking around the arena with houses and local people spread about. During the trek, you will hike to the summer valley of Dingboche and follow a mile-long stone wall to reach the Himalayas. You will be looking at numerous Mani-stone wall carvings and colorful prayer flags that decorate the region at regular intervals. Overall, the Everest Base Camp Short Trek is a fantastic combination of Khumbu’s many fascinating charms and the traditional way of living. Immerse yourself completely in the region’s mountain sights and trek up hills brimming with flora like rhododendrons and azaleas.

Alternative ways to explore!

You can also consider other options for a comparable experience, like the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. The Heli trek involves trekking on certain days and returning to Kathmandu by helicopter. If you are keen to add some lakes to the adventure, you can also select the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek to encounter the sapphire Gokyo lakes belonging to the Himalayas. Whereas if you are looking for some extra time in Kathmandu (the capital city of Nepal) and wish to live and tour around the historical monuments, you can book the 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek.

Hence, despite the kind of travel you want to opt for, the Everest Base Camp Short Trek guarantees to provide you a grand time in the Himalayas of the Khumbu and its cultural countenance. So come and join us in an unforgettable experience!

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

Abigail, USA

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!

From the very first correspondence with Mr. Ganga via e-mail, all of my queries and questions were answered promptly. Not only that, during the trek as well, my guide Ram took good care of me and my well-being. I felt safe and only enjoyed the trip without any problems at all.

It was one of the best-organized trips done by a local agency. I am going to be choosing Nepal Hiking Team from now on for any of my future endeavors in Nepal!

Ahmed, USA

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 expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others.

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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.