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Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Price Starts From

$1290 / per person

Duration

13 Days

Best Season

March - Nov

Grade

moderate

Max Elevation

5545m/18132ft

Group Size

Min.2 Pax

Overview

Ditch the noisy city and get lost in the peace of mountains with the World Alpine Trek. Bound by the incredible mountains, hosted by great Sherpa’s, our 13 days Everest Base Camp Short Trek is the world’s most beautiful destination to be explored. Taking in the essence of cool breeze, roaring rivers, and breathtaking mountain backdrop, every part of this journey is simply stunning. All along, trekking to Everest Base Camp is not only about discovering the greatest gifts of mother nature but also getting acquainted with cultures that preserve it. 

Each day of the trek gets interesting as you pass through little Sherpa parishes witnessing meaningful chortens and gumbas that reflect their cultural heritage. Not to forget the long suspension iron bridges hanging in the air give you the ultimate thrill of walking on the rugged Himalayan trails of Nepal. All in all, it is a lifetime journey bringing the greatness of natural and cultural heritage for the pleasure of nature admirers. 

 

Exciting features of the Everest Base Camp Short Trek

  • 20-minute heart-stopping flying experience to Lukla Airport
  • Experience the serene yet busy towns: Lukla and Namche Bazaar
  • Explore the splendid Everest View Hotel- Guinness Record holder for being the highest placed hotel in the world
  • Take in the essence of peaceful monasteries and intricate artistic details carved in the walls, doors, windows of the monasteries
  • Fully grasp the spirit of nature while hiking down every rugged trail
  • Encounter with the locals is always the best and most eye-opening
  • The gigantic beautiful mountains are always visible to lift your spirit in case you are overly tired on your journey.

 

What does the journey to Everest Base Camp look like?

A journey to Everest Base Camp is one of the splendid experiences that one can take on. Starting with a 20 min seat-grabbing flight to Lukla airport at 2800 meters, also known as a world dangerous airport, you begin your crucial yet extremely exciting walking journey to EBC. Going up and downhill from Lukla, you follow the trail to a beautiful town called Phakding where you get to taste the amazing culture of Sherpa people. Continuing the walk from Phakding, next on the journey is the bustling town of Namche, also primarily known as the gateway to Everest. Namche similarly is also famous for bewitching its visitors with its amazing vibe and surreal backdrop. We spend two days in Namche for acclimatization and trekkers are welcome to explore the town and its iconic places on the second day. The trail climbs out of Namche and takes on to the magnificent Tengboche monastery. 

The journey then follows the trail to Dingboche from where breathtaking sights of Lhotse and Nuptse are visible. This is the second spot for acclimatization on this trek. Trekkers may roam around the village exploring its alleyways and inspecting the long chain of beguiling stone mani walls. From here onwards, you are getting close to your destination and you will know it as the mountain seems closer than ever. Tailing the rugged path from Lobuche, you hike to Everest Base Camp and witness the incredible sights of the Everest range all at once. The view becomes even more enthralling as you hike to Kala Patthar and catch the glimpse of the spectacular Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks. After admiring the majestic scenery, we descend to Pheriche, Namche Bazaar, and then to Lukla from where we take our return flight to Kathmandu. 

 

What is the best time for Everest Base Camp trek?

If you want to trek to the Everest Base Camp, the best time is early spring and late autumn. These seasons have moderate temperatures and guarantee amazing views throughout your trip. Although you can trek to EBC at other times of the year, it could be very cold and uncomfortable.

 

What is the temperature in EBC trek?

The temperature at the Everest Base Camp generally varies between 25 degrees Celsius and -20 degrees Celsius. During the day, temperatures can climb to 25 degrees Celsius, but at night they will plummet to -20 to -30 degrees Celsius. As you climb up from Lukla and move toward Khumbu, you may experience drastic changes in the weather: bright sunshine giving way to snowfall or blizzard. However, by staying alert to changing conditions, it is possible to continue a trek despite less-than-ideal weather.

 

Can beginners hike to Everest Base Camp?

Absolutely! The beginners can hike for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Considered to be moderately difficult trek, the trail to Everest Base Camp is known for its flat gradients, with only a few and few steep ascents, which makes it attainable by beginners as well.

 

How can you avoid altitude sickness?

To avoid altitude sickness, you should take a few precautions. Don’t miss the acclimatization days. Avoid caffeine and smoking before the trek starts. This will help you avoid headaches that can be confused for AMS. Drink plenty of water every day. If you don’t drink enough water, you might get headaches due to altitude sickness. Walk at a comfortable pace to gain altitude slowly; otherwise, you could get sick from going too fast.

 

Looking for Alternative packages to Everest region?

If you are looking for a longer trek, you can opt for Everest Base Camp Trek – 16 days. If you are longing for a challenging trek, then Everest Three High Pass Trek can be an option. Apart from these, Gokyo Lake Trek, Everest Panorama Trek, Everest Luxury Trek, and helicopter tours are some options that you can pick for a trekking journey to the Everest region.

 

Equipment Checklist for Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Have you already booked a trip to Nepal and are worried about packing for the trip? Are you wondering about the equipment that you should carry with you while trekking in Nepal? If yes, then we – World Alpine Treks are here to help you with your luggage packing. We have made a shortlist of some trekking materials, gadgets, clothing, and equipment that you may require while on a trek in Nepal. We have enlisted items in detail. You can select the necessary items as per your judgment. The requirement of trekking equipment may vary with the type of trek you are opting for. Carry your luggage as light as possible. Aa porter carries a maximum of 25 kg weight which is for two people.e. 12.5 kg per person.

 

GENERAL ITEMS

  • Duffel pack
  • Day pack
  • Down jacket
  • Sleeping bag (rated to zero degrees F *)

 

HEAD

  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Light balaclava
  • Warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses

 

FEET

  • Thin lightweight inner socks
  • Thick woolen hiking socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers/ sandals)
  • Gaiters

 

HANDS

  • Thin lightweight gloves
  • Warm gloves
  • Waterproof shell outer

 

LOWER BODY

  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof shell pants

 

UPPER BODY 

  •  T-shirts,
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops,
  • Fleece jacket
  • Fleece windproof jacket
  • waterproof shell jacket

 

ACCESSORIES

  • Headlamp
  • spare bulbs/batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries
  • Ear Plug

 

TOILETRIES

  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Antibacterial handwash

EXTRAS

  • Binoculars
  • Reading a book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel games
  • Day 01 :  
    Welcome to Kathmandu

    The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.

    Altitude

    1400m/4578ft

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    D
  • Day 02 :  
    Fly to Lukla (2843m/9296ft) - 30 Minutes and Trek to Phakding (2610m/8534ft) - 3 hours

    On the second day, you will be headed to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan airport for a flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla in itself is an enriching experience where you will be able to enjoy some beautiful views of mountains. As you land in Lukla, you will meet our other crew members at the airport. From Lukla, we walk down through the trail along with hotels and lodges to Dudhkoshi River. We cross a long suspension bridge over the river and follow a path that takes us to Phakding. We stay at Phakding for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    2610m/8534ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 03 :  
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3443m/11258ft) - 6 hours

    We wake up early and enjoy our breakfast. Then we follow our trail that goes through an undulating path up and down via traditional villages, fields, and rhododendron forests. We gradually ascend and enter into Sagarmatha National Park with magnificent views of Mt. Thamserku on sight. We pass villages like Jorsale and Monjo on the way to Namche. Namche Bazaar is an old but lively Sherpa village. It is a gateway to all the trekking routes that go to the Everest region. There are many vibrant shops, cyber cafes, restaurants, hotels, and lodge at this time. Namche bazaar never rests. It always gets a lot of visitors and is always crowded. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    3443m/11258ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 04 :  
    Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12622ft ) - 5 hours

    As we ascend, our trail traverses through the forests of rhododendron with brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Lhotse on sight. After a while, the trail descends to the Dudh Koshi River at Phungi Thanga. From here, the trail further ascends through the forests of pine and rhododendron to Tengboche. Tengboche is accessible for the Tengboche monastery and astonishing views of Mt. Ama Dablam along with other peaks in the region. Tengboche monastery is considered as the largest monastery of the region. Today, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Tengboche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    3860m/12622ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 05 :  
    Trek to Dingboche ( 4410 Meters ) - 4 Hours

    We leave Tengboche and start climbing up the trail for around six hours to Dingboche. As we ascend, we can notice the change in vegetation. We can find ourselves moving above the tree line with pastures and meadows along the way. On the way, we can see small fields enclosed by stone walls to protect crops from cold winds. As we open up to the meadows of Dingboche, we will find ourselves in a spectacular location with beautiful views of Lhotse and Nuptse ridge on sight. If the weather is favorable, one can relish the fantastic views of the sunset over the Ama Dalam Himal in the Everest region. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Dingboche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    4410 Meters

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 06 :  
    Acclimatization in Dingboche (5325m/17412ft) - 6 hours

    We spend another day in Dingboche. This day in Dingboche is a part of acclimatization. As we have already gained enough height, acclimatization is a necessity. Therefore, we enjoy our day in Dingboche today. After breakfast in the guesthouse, we hike up to Nagerjun for close up views of mountains in the Everest region. We will be blessed with amazing views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dalam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and many more. After enjoying the spectacles of mountains from Nagerjun, we walk back to the guesthouse in Dingboche for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    5325m/17412ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 07 :  
    Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16055ft) - 5 hours

    Leaving Dingboche, the trail climbs up a ridge with some magnificent views of Taboche peak and Cholatse. Further, the trail continues through yak pastures until we cross a wooden bridge over a stream to Duglha. From Duglha, we ascend for an hour along a steep route above the moraine of Khumbu glacier. From here, we climb the valley to Lobuche, enjoying the views of Khumbutse, Pumori, and Lingtren. Mt. Everest becomes invisible as it is hidden behind the towering peaks of Lhotse and Nuptse. On reaching Lhotse, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lobuche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    4910m/16055ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 08 :  
    Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17540ft) via Gorekshep (5180m/16938ft) -7 hours

    Today is one of the rewarding days of our journey. Our week-long hard work is going to pay off as we will be stepping in the Everest Base Camp – the dream of every single travel lover. From Lobuche, we follow a rocky path to the last village of the trail – Gorekshep. From Gorekshep, we continue towards the world’s highest base camp i.e. Everest Base Camp through the Khumbu glacier. It is considered as one of the most dangerous sections of Everest Base Camp Trek. As we reach the base camp, we will be showered with some mesmerizing views of glaciers, lakes, caves, and icefalls. Though the views of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse are quite clear, Mt. Everest hides back behind the shades of Lhotse and Nuptse. After spending some time in base camp, we return back to Gorekshep via the same route. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Gorekshep. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    5180m/16938ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 09 :  
    Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m/18132ft) and back to Pheriche (4240m/13864ft) - 7 ho

    Today, we wake up a little early to catch the sunrise views from Kalapatthar. We hike up for around two to three hours from Gorekshep to Kalapatthar. As we ascend up, we get the first glimpse of the mighty Mt. Everest along with the other peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. The golden rays of sunrise glittering over the snow-clad mountains in the region look amazing. After having this amazing view from Kalapatthar, we retrace our steps back to Pheriche. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Pheriche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    4240m/13864ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 10 :  
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11248ft) - 6 hours

    Today, we descend down to Namche Bazaar via the same path that we had taken earlier. We descend down through the same path to Namche Bazaar. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Namche. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    3440m/11248ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 11 :  
    Namche bazaar to Lukla (2843m/9296ft) - 7 hours

    We further descend down to Lukla via Phakding. We stay at a guesthouse/ lodge in Lukla for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    2843m/9296ft

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 12 :  
    Fly to Kathmandu (1400m/4578ft) - 30 Minute

    We take a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel room in Kathmandu. You can relax in your room for the rest of the day. (Inclusive of Breakfast)

    Altitude

    1400m/4578ft

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B - D
  • Day 13 :  
    Departure day

    Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast)

    Altitude

    1400m/4578ft

    Accommodation

    Meal

    B

Inclusion

  • Airport pick up and drop facility a Private vehicles.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight.
  • All ground private transportation during the trip.
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary.
  • 2 night Accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in guesthouses during the trekking journey.
  • Trekking permit & TIMS.
  • Duffel bag ,trekking map ,company t-shirt.
  • Sleeping bag if you require.
  • Entry fee to national parks, heritage sites and other places.
  • A professional English speaking guide and a porter (one porter for two clients).
  • Insurance of support crew members and their salary.
  • First aid kit.
  • Trekking completion certificate from company.
  • All government taxes.

Exclusion

  • Travel Insurance.
  • International Airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee :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 $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 125). Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos
  • Hot shower during the trek except for Namche and Lukla.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night hotel Kathmandu in case of early arrival ,late departure.
  • Personal refreshment expenses - soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, cigarettes, chocolates, etc.
  • Utility expenses like telephone, electricity for charging, internet, laundry services, etc.
  • Tips for support crew members of your trekking team.
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