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Short Everest Base Camp Trek, 11 Days Itinerary for 2022/2023

Key Information
  • Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude5,643 m/18,419 ft.
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-May/Sep.-Dec.
  • Group Size1-16

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Short Everest Base Camp Trek in the Himalayas is for the trekkers who want to be in the lap of Mt. Everest in their limited vacations. Since the 90s, Trekkers have respected to ascend to surround by the different tops over 8000 m peaks. It will be thrilling to see the breathtaking vistas of the 4 highest peaks in the world.

It includes Mt. Everest (8.848 .86 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,470 m), Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Lobuche (4,940 m) and many more summits. Majestic landscape is undoubtedly a lifetime experience. That one ought not to miss even at this age and will everlastingly.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek in Nepal has a lot more tremendous sense, making you trek fantasy for specific days. This mainstream trip will go through the famous Sherpa villages and monasteries. Alongside snow-covered mountain sees, the biodiversity is extremely delightful up there. The verdure, rhododendron forest, and natural life-like musk deer are stunning for looking at.

What to expect at Short Everest Base Camp

Are you prepared to do an adventurous short trek to Everest but unsure due to time constraints? The short Trek to Everest Base Camp has been a traditional trip for the ages. This trek is a dream destination for adventure lover who has less time for a holiday.

You have to stroll on snow, on trails carved on the sides of mountains, and aloft deep gorges. Short Trek to Everest, being so high and disconnected from the city, gives you a unique point of view of looking at life. In short, it is the Himalayas at their best.

The short trek to Everest Base Camp is located in the eastern part of Nepal. You will also get a chance to inside the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. The trekkers can look at and feel the majestic Himalayas, including the incredible Mt. Everest (8.848.86 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,470 m), and Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Lobuche (4,940 m) as well as hundreds of mighty peaks.

There is a taste of the glory that comes inside you when you are travelling through the foot of Everest. Alongside snow-covered mountains, the biodiversity is extremely delightful on the trek. The vegetation, rhododendron forest, and natural life look stunning. You can also see wildlife like Himalayan monal, pheasants, musk deer, and even snow leopard.

Everest Short Trek trails offer breathtaking landscapes, mountains, villages, and monasteries. You will get a sight into the daily routines of local Sherpa people. It includes the strong religious traditions which define their way of life.

You will understand the significance of chortens, prayer wheels, and flags along the trail. We will even visit the most essential holy centre in the region: Tengboche Monastery.

This is a small trek yet provides you with an experience of a lifetime. Also, you will get to extend your personal endurance beyond your thought. Leaving behind busy city life, you will get the chance to spend your time in the lap of the mountains.

The Himalayan Odyssey will help you to unbar the mysteries of the Khumbu. You will know the rich cultural fabric of the Himalayas, leading you to the completion of this trek.

11 days Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Short Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal begins with 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Our first move will be towards Phakding. Then heading towards Namche Bazaar, a renowned Sherpa village. In this small town (Namche Bazar), you will see the fantastic landscape.

You will see the way of life of the nearby Sherpas up there. From Namche Bazaar, the path drives us to Tengboche. Where we will go over an antiquated Buddhist religious community. Likewise, appeal to God for our fruitful trek towards the base camp. We will now additionally proceed with our trek to Dingboche. Gradually, we will be nearer to the mesmerizing base camp.

And the difficulties will likewise increment with expanding rise. We will adapt to Dingboche as the rise gets higher. The trek further proceeds to Lobuche. Where we will see the staggering all-encompassing panoramas of the Himalayas.

We will arrive at our hotly anticipated point following the Everest Base Camp. The path leaves impressions around the tough massive pinnacles. We will likewise be seeing the world's most profound icy mass. It rises from (4,900 m/16,100 ft.) at its end to (7,600 m/24,900 ft) at its source; Khumbu ice.

Then trek back to Gorak Shep (5,140m). The following day we will climb to Kala Patthar's perspective (5,550 m) early morning. We will observe the dawn on Mt. Everest and see the Khumbu icefall, such panoramic mountains around the Khumbu valley.

We will trek back to Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche. Finally, we will descend to Namche Bazaar following Lukla. At that point, we will fly back to Kathmandu.

How hard is the trek to Short Everest Base Camp

Just because it is the Everest Base Camp, the world's highest mountain, people think trekking is only for trained climbers. However, that is a misconception. This trek is thrilling, adventurous, and achievable by most people with an average level of physical fitness. There are tea houses along the way, and people are friendly.

While prior trekking experience is not essential for the Everest Base Camp Trek package, this is a moderately difficult hiking trail with a maximum elevation of more than 5,500 meters. You'll be walking for 6-7 hours each day, and the trail ascends and descends through countless side valleys and high-altitude mountain passes.

Starts with an easy trail with a few ups and down from Lukla town after arriving on a short scenic flight. On another day to Namche Bazaar, the last hour is ups from the river bed for nearly two hours or more. Where one can take it slowly with frequent rest along with welcoming scenery. The next uphill walk after Namche Bazaar to reach Tengboche Monastery, where the afternoon starts with winding up for two hours, again taking rest and enjoying the views will heal your tiredness.

Walking, running, and other forms of cardiovascular exercise are great ways to prepare for the opportunity to trek in Nepal Himalayas. An expert government license holder guide will also be assigned to watch over you, and monitor your progress and condition.

If the Everest Base Camp Trek isn't quite what you're looking for, The Himalayan Odyssey has plenty of alternatives to Everest Region Packages. Hikers who have a longer time and want more challenges would do well to consider our Everest Three High Passes Trek package.

Short Everest Base Camp Weather

Spring (March-May) and autumn (September – November) are a time of the year to visit Everest Base Camp. Spring invites climbers with its appealing weather to Everest Region. You will walk along with yaks and porters carrying supplies to Everest Base Camp. During spring, the entire valley will cover with blooming rhododendron of various colours. This season offers you a chance to see energetic climbers and close views of mountains. Likewise, the weather in autumn tends to remain stable, and views are usually clear. The temperature remains mild, longer days – provide you with long walking hours.

What will be the Trek Cost for Short Everest Base Camp

When you are thinking about travelling the Himalayas like Everest, there will be many factors to consider, like a journey, the most reasonable time, and how fit we need to be? But one of the most crucial questions will be, "How much does Short Everest Trek cost?"

Whether you are budget dependent or not, it is necessary to consider how much you want to pay for the trip and what is the actual cost. The baseline cost for Short trek to Everest base camp will depend on the number of variables. Your cost will change based on how comprehensive you want your journey to be.

This trek will generally be 10-13 days, and the cost is somewhere between USD 1,150 to USD 1,250. This cost covers domestic flights, trekking permits, meals, professional trekking guides, porters, accommodation, entry fees, and others. You will get some discounts if you are in the group. The price of a 11 days Everest Base Camp trek short highly depends upon travelling in private or in a group.

Short Everest Base Camp Altitude

  Photo: Altitude Chart

Highlights

  • Enjoy the dramatic mountain flight to and from Lukla Airport (2,845 m).

  • Spectacular scenes of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest (8,848.68 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Mt.Makalu (8,463m), and many more.

  • Exploring fabulous villages, a lifestyle of Sherpa and Buddhist people.

  • Enjoy the magical adventure of the Khumbu glacier and Icefall.

  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park, its alpine vegetation, and its diverse wildlife

  • Immerse in the ancient Buddhist Tengboche monastery.

  • 360-degree panoramic views of the Himalayas and best viewpoint of the trek (5,550 m) to Kalapatthar.

Itinerary

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The Lukla flights may be delayed if there is bad weather, with an average delay being 24 hours. We can be flexible and change the itinerary to catch up on lost days, but if the planes can’t fly for more than 4 or 6  days then there is little to do besides waiting.

Please Note:

  • Occasionally, the helicopters can fly, if you prefer we can arrange it with the additional charge.
  • The below Short Everest Base Camp Trek is just tentative and we are always there to change this itinerary according to your requirements.

Abbreviation

  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Please contact us if you want to add or deduct your trek journey.

  • Pre-trip discussion, and safety briefing on the trek
  • Meet up with trek members
  • Last minute shopping for personal ites before the trip
  • Interact with your guide and do some shopping for your trek
  • Spend night in Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/ 4,265 ft
  • Hotel Pick-up and transfer to Tribhuvan Domestic Airport
  • 45 minutes of flight from Kathandu to Lukla
  • 3 to 4 hours of trek from Lukla to Phakding
  • Journey starts after paying fees and registering at Lukla Tourism Check point
  • Trail then enter through Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Memorial gate and drops down to Thalsaroa and Cheplung with the great views of Himalayan vistas
  • From Cheplung, the trail crosses ThadoKhola via suspension bridge
  • On the way to Ghat, we get the astounding views of Mt. Khumbila (5,761m)
  • The trek continues towards Phakding offers stunning demonstration of the 500m years old monastery, prayer wheels, mani stones and Gompas
  • Overnight in Phakding
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time3 – 4 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,860 m/9,383 ft
  • 6 to 7 hours of trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar
  • After breakfast, we walk through a stunning pine forest and follow the northern trail up the valley of Benkar
  • Cross the Dudh Koshi River and walk past the village of Chumoa and Monjo
  • Monjo is the entrance point to Sagarmatha National Park
  • Then cross the suspension bridge one more time and pass the village of Jorsale
  • Further continue alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River
  • A steep 2 – 3 hours climb takes us to the heartland of Sherpa Village – Namche Bazaar
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6 – 7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,440 m/11,285 ft
  • 6 to 7 hours of trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche
  • Trail concerns pleasant descent to the Dudh Koshi River and a dramatic climb through the rhododendron forest to Tengboche
  • On our way down, we get mesmerizing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and more
  • As we reach Tengboche, we pay a visit to Tengboche monastery – the most significant monastery in the region
  • Enjoy the mighty views of the Himalayas looming above us
  • Overnight in Tengboche
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6 – 7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,870 m/12,696 ft
  • 6 to 7 hours of trek from Tengbovhe to Dingboche
  • Climb down and walk through a magnificent forest filled with various lush trees – birch, conifers, and rhododendrons
  • The trail brings incredible views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam
  • The trail drops down to Debuche, crosses the Imja River, and takes us to Pangboche
  • The upper Pangboche trail rewards us with great views of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery
  • The trail further moves towards Imja Valley, Lobuche River, and finally climbs to Dingboche
  • Overnight in Dingboche
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6 – 7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m/14,467 ft
  • 5 to 6 hours of trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
  • You will start our hike with a gentle climb to Duglha located at the end of the terminal moraine
  • We then climb uphill on a steep trail to ChupkiLhara
  • We can discover the assortments of memorable chortens dedicated to the lost climber who was perished during their Everest expedition
  • Next, we walk towards the Khumbu Glacier moraine and soon find ourselves amidst gigantic peaks – Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal
  • A final gentle walk through the valley takes us to Lobuche
  • Overnight in Lobuche
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5 – 6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,910 m/16,108 ft
  • 7 to 8 hours of trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep via Everest Base Camp
  • After breakfast, we walk straight ahead and cross the Indian army memorials
  • Follow the command of your guide strictly as the path onward is misleading
  • The hike can be taxing due to the thin air at the high altitude
  • Then walk across the rocky dune, moraine, and icy streams to reach the Everest Base Camp
  • In high season, enjoy the colorful tents of mountaineers stacked in the dirty ice of Base Camp
  • After enjoying some moments, traverse back to the Gorakshep for a good night’s rest
  • Overnight in Gorakshep
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time7 – 8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,364 m/17,597 ft
  • 8 to 9 hours of trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and back to Pheriche
  • Today we start early to avoid mid-morning clouds and strong winds.
  • As you approach Kalapatthar, some popular peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse begin to appear
  • Upon summiting Kalapatthar, witness a 360-degree view of mountains
  • We enjoy some moments taking pictures and enjoying mountain views
  • After some time return back to Pheriche for a comfortable night’s rest
  • Overnight in Pheriche
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time8 – 9 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,545 m/18,200 ft
  • 8 to 9 hours of trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
  • Today you will walk downhill through the hillside groomed with rhododendron and juniper trees
  • We cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and follow the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forest
  • Look out for colorful pheasants and mountain goats
  • The trail reaches Sansa, from where we get to witness the spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and the Nuptse mountains
  • We walk through winding paths and then through a forest to reach Namche Bazaar
  • Overnight at Namceh Bazaar
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time8 – 9 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,440 m/11,285 ft
  • 8 to 9 hours of trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • After having a hearty breakfast at Namche, we drop down through a steep path to Lukla
  • The trail explores small Gompas, rhododendron forest, ethnic village, and verdant hills en-route
  • After some hours of trekking, the magical village of Lukla appears at a distance
  • We relax our tired legs and recall the experience we had for the last couple of days
  • Overnight in Lukla
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time8 – 9 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,845 m/9,333 ft
  • Around 35 minute of flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • During this flight, you can still enjoy the view of the mountains.
  • Drop off at hotel in Kathmandu
  • At night, we will have farewell dinner at Kathmandu
  • MealsB
  • Time35 Min
  • Maximum Altitude2,845 m/9,333 ft

Cost Details

Included
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee and TIMS card
  • Experienced English-speaking trek guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 guide and porter)
  • Staff Insurance
  • Salary, food, and accommodation of your staff during the trek
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Domestic Flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
  • Arrival transfer from the international airport to your hotel
  • Tea house lodge during your trek
  • Tour Certificate
  • Farewell Dinner
Excluded
  • International flight ticket
  • International airport tax
  • Visa Fee
  • Other personal items. (Phone calls, snacks, hot and cold drinks, laundry, alcohol, extra porter, shower, etc )
  • Private Travel Equipment
  • Excess baggage cost during your domestic flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for staff and guide
  • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above

Good to Know

Equipment Checklist

Every trekking wants a certain arrangement of gears and types of equipment for the trip to make your journey more convenient. It is urged to carry the necessary and light things so that it will be easy while you are walking. The following belongings are recommended that should be brought, although we admit that our clients have their own judgment for the clothing. To know what to expect in the Everest Base Camp Short Trek, we have provided some useful clothing & gear during the trek.

Travel Documents

  • Airline tickets (confirmation and itinerary)
  • Nepal Visa form (taken at Kathmandu Airport)
  • Travel insurance policy documents
  • Valid passport
  • Copy of passport (2 copies, first page only)
  • Passport photos (4)

Travel Equipment

  • Duffel bag (100 liters; no wheels or rigid handles)
  • Lightweight, duffel bag
  • Luggage locks
  • Travel wallet
  • Passport/money belt
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Travel plug adapters
  • Electrical converter

Travel Clothing

  • Quick-dry undergarments
  • Synthetic or wool T-shirt
  • Long-sleeve, travel-friendly shirt and pants
  • Casual shoes
  • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks

Trekking Equipment

  • Day pack (25–35 liters)
  • Sleeping bag suitable to 0°F
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
  • LED headlamp with extra batteries
  • Trekking poles

Trekking Clothing

  • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
  • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
  • Mid-weight down or synthetic parka with hood
  • Convertible hiking pants
  • Fleece pants or insulated pants
  • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket and pants
  • Mid-weight waterproof and fleece gloves or mittens
  • Sun hat
  • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
  • Liner socks (optional)
  • Glacier sunglasses
  • Neck gaiter, balaclava, Buff or bandana

Food

  • Energy bars
  • Electrolyte replacement drink mix
  • Snacks (cookies, GORP, Snickers, etc.)

FAQs

  • Q1. Where is Everest Base Camp Trek?

    The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is located in the northeastern part of Nepal near the Tibetan border whereas the Northside is located in Tibet. Exactly it is located at 28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E.

  • Short Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal begins with 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Further, we will head towards Phakding, then heading towards Namche Bazaar. Then ahead the path drives us to Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. Finally, we will then reach Everest Base Camp. We will trek back to Gorak Shep then to Pheriche. Finally, we will drop down to Namche Bazaar following Lukla then Kathmandu.

  • The best time to visit Short Everest Base Camp Trek is either late September to November or from February to May. During these month you can see experience the fairly stable conditions, good visibility and temps at Base Camp.

  • Short Everest Base Camp Trek has so much to offer with a very rigorous hike to base camp. this streak remains great and the view from Kalapatthar is worth it. Being on the summit of the Kala Patthar on a clear day will offer you extraordinary views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Kwangde, Ama Dablam, and other snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

  • No. The Guide is not compulsory for Short Everest Base Camp as the route is easy to follow. But for the sake of safety at high altitude and information about the places, you can hire one if you like.

  • The entire trek distance to reach Everest Base Camp is around 130 km (80 miles) for a round trip. This is only the walking distance fone Lukla to Base and then back to Lukla.

  • Everest Base Camp Trek is high altitude trek and is never a risk-free trek. many trekkers may fear possible danger during the trek. Some of the basic medicine you can bring during the trek are Diamox, Afrin, Pepto Bismol,  Cold Remedies, and Insect Repellant. for patients with serious health problems you should immediately go to the doctor.

  • Trekking to high altitudes comes with inherent risks so you should be prepared both physically and mentally. Before trekking consult with doctors for medical checkups and diagnose if you have underlying health problems. besides medication, daily exercise and mental preparation are also very important for successful trekking. You should be able to walk 8 to 10 miles per day easily carrying a backpack.

  • This case is very rare. The guides are very experienced and will do their best to help you complete your journey. If you get ill and need to return back, you will be looked after and arrangements will be made for you.

  • With proper preparation and determination, yes kids can do this exciting Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek welcomes everybody whenever you come. Kids as young as 10 years old have done this trek.

  • During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will be served full board meals in the teahouse. You will have breakfast and dinner at the teahouse where you will stay overnight and take a lunch on the way. Teahouse on Everest Base Camp Trail offers basic meals; Daal Bhaat & Tarkari is the main food that you will get to eat on the trail. It is authentic Nepali food that is a filly and full of healthy calories. Along with some Nepalese cuisines, you will also find yak meats and cheese which we do not recommend as you may suffer from diarrhea. You can also bring some snacks because foods may get monotonous to you.

  • On average, the trek can be done in 12 days for the round trip to Everest Base Camp. You can shorten or make lengthy upon your choice. If you choose to do choose the extension route then it may take more time.

  • Ideally, the daily gain in altitude during the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is about 400 meters. But, you will ascent 800 meters in one day from Phakding to Namche Bazaar on day 3.

  • The majority of deaths reported on Everest each year are of climbers and Sherpas who have to deal with much greater altitude, more adverse weather conditions, and a greater risk of fatal falls than those who are trekking to Everest Base Camp. Roughly 30,000 people do the trek yearly, with a death rate of about 0.03%.

  • As you will cross Sagarmatha National Park so you will need the entry permit which is USD 30 for other nations and USD 15 for SAARC nation. You will also need the Khumbu Rural Municipality entry fee which costs you USD 20.

  • The highest elevation during Short Everest Base Camp is Kalapatthar which ranges at 5,545 meters above sea level.

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