Short Everest Base Camp Trek
Short Everest Base Camp Trek
Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration10 Days
Trip GradeChallenging
Maximum Altitude5545 M
Group Size1-12
Best TimeMarch to May & Sept to Dec

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Scenic flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
  • Flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Breakfast or lunch at the world’s highest-altitude hotel
  • Sherpa ethnic villages for their lifestyle, culture, and tradition
  • The Sherpa Museum for photos of Hillary and Tenzing
  • The 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188m), Mt. Nuptse (7,891m), Mt. Pumori (7,161m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m)

Short Everest Base Camp Trek gives you the lifetime experience of being around the Great Himalayas. The rewards of the natural and cultural wonders of this trekking in Nepal are as precious as the Short Everest Base Camp trek.

This trek is designed for those trekkers who have a very short holiday. Although they have a short time, they can reach Everest Base Camp. Normally, it takes around 15 days to explore the entire Everest region.

However, this short trek to Everest Base Camp shows you all the beauties of the Khumbu region. As the acclimatization days are cut off, it has become short in itinerary. You can extend this trek to the Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek and Everest Three High Passes trek as well.

You can reach the highest possible place on Earth in this trip. Short Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region trekking. To begin the epic trek, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, the Tenzing Hillary Airport.

The flight is about 30 minutes long, but the prizes are awesome. You have an aerial view of the entire Solukhmubu region. The soaring peaks of the Great Himalayas shining in the sunrise look beyond expression!

The Himalayan Valleys surrounded by the looming mountains look superb. While walking along Sagarmatha National Park, you might see some animals and birds. The dense oak, pine, fir, and rhododendron forests are inhabited by large species of wildlife.

You might see bird species like the Himalayan Pheasant, Nepal’s national bird. Animals like snow leopards, Black bears, Himalayan that, and musk deer are common here. If you do  Short Everest Base Camp Trek in spring, the rhododendron flowers embellish the entire region.

Study and Research Center

Sagarmatha National Park is the world’s highest altitude conservation center. It is enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites under natural category. You can make your trip to this region to study the flora and fauna of the Himalayas.

Next, interested ones can also visit the Everest region to study about global warming. Global warming is a global concern for the whole of mankind. By conducting the thorough research, you can contribute to save the environmental imbalance.

Apart from this, you can also prepare a thesis on the lifestyle of the Himalayan dwellers. As the majority of people of this region are the Sherpas, you can know better about them. Their culture and tradition are interestingly typical for all the people all over the world.

The Must-visit Places During Short Everest Trek

There are many natural and cultural landmarks that you shouldn’t miss in this trip. Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes you around the best vantage point of the Everest region. Everest View trek with Everest view Hotel nearby Namche Bazaar is one of the highest-altitude hotels in the world.

Everest View Hotel (3,962 m) serves you the best view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. Just imagine having breakfast and lunch while sitting in front of the Great Himalayas Trails. Can there be anything more memorable than this? Of course, not, perhaps!

The Sherpa Museum at Namche Bazaar is another must-visit place during this voyage. You can get better knowledge about the Sherpa lifestyle, culture and tradition in here. The Hall of Fame is the gallery preserving the photos from the 1953 Everest Expedition.

Tengboche Monastery is an important cultural site to have a visit to. It is the largest monastery in the entire Solukhumbu region. If you make the plan in between mid-October and mid-November, you can observe the Mani Rimdu Festival here with a Festival trek.

Mani Rimdu festival is the most colorful festival of the Sherpa people living in the Everest region. It is celebrated for 19 days including 3-day national festival. The monks and the nuns perform the circular dances in the traditional music. It is celebrated in the premises of Tengboche Monastery in front of the Guru Rimpoche.

Can I do a Short Everest Trek?

Pangboche Monastery is the oldest monastery located in this region. It lies in Pangboche Village between Lobuche and Dingboche. You can talk to the monks and nuns including the Guru to know more about the history and story behind it.

Gorakshep is one of the highest-altitude human settlement areas in the world. It is also the last villages en route Short Everest Base Camp trek from Lobuche. While trekking to Gorakshep, you can have the best vistas of the Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu Icefall.

Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) is the closest place to the Everest Summit one can reach. From here, you can have the view of Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyo (8,188 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,891 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,812 m) and many more.

The best vantage point of the Everest region is Kalapatthar (5,550 m). It is the highest possible place you can reach without any permit at all! From here, you can see the Everest Summit which is not visible from the base camp.

All other peaks are seen as if forming the best natural wall in front of you. You can capture photos and videos by keeping the Great Himalayas on the background. The photos and videos are testimonials, which prove that you have been to the Everest region!

Yes, you can! Short Everest Base Camp Trek can be done by anyone who is physically fit and mentally determined. By consulting with a local tour and trek operator based in Kathmandu, you can do it successfully. Among such operators, Nepal Trekking Routes is the one determined to provide the best quality services to its clients.

Do I need to hire a guide to do the Short EBC Trek?

If you are a beginner and don’t know the Short Everest Base Camp Trek trail, you must hire it. In case of difficulty, you can get help from a professional trekking guide. Difficulty refers to altitude sickness, missing the trail, and booking hotels or lodges for accommodation.

If you have already done the Short Everest Base Camp Trek and have proper knowledge about the Nepal trekking trail, you don’t have to hire any guide. If your backpack is heavy, you can hire a porter in return. You can also do Short Everest Base Camp Trek as a solo traveler.

Nevertheless, we strongly recommend you to make the plan through the local Nepal trekking agency. When you have someone to share the hardships and lifetime experiences, it feels better, perhaps! Nepal Trekking Routes is always ready and flexible to arrange for this and other treks and tours in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan respectively.

Do I need climbing gear and previous trekking experience to do Everest Base Camp Trek?

No, you don’t. Everest Base Camp Short Trek doesn’t include any high Himalayan pass. So, you can do it without any climbing gear. Even if you are a beginner, you can do this trek. The previous Nepal trekking experience is not mandatory but will be an added benefit for this and other trek as well.

Isn’t EBC Trek difficult without acclimatization day?

Talking about the Short Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty, you had better keep acclimatization. As soon as you reach a place higher than 2,500 m, you feel a bit hard to breathe in and out.

However, as the trekking duration during the ascent is short, you get enough time for acclimatization. More than that, the Nepal trekking guide of Nepal Trekking Routes helps you to avoid any AMS. You must drink enough water; have hygienic food and take sound sleep. At the time you feel a problem in respiration, you must tell it to the guide.

Can I extend the Short EBC Trek itinerary?

Sure, sure, you can extend Short Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary. You can keep acclimatization days and add other popular routes of Everest Region Trek. Everest Three High Passes TrekEverest Gokyo Lakes trekJiri Everest  Base Camp Trek, etc. are some of them. NTR is always ready to give you the best Nepal trekking package at the most reasonable cost. For more details, you can contact us via email, phone call, WhatsApp, or online reservation tool.

Trip PlanExpand All

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport. Then, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. While in the flight, you can have the aerial view of the snowcapped mountains and beautiful terrains. The peaks of Manaslu (8,167m), Ganesh Himal, Langtang region and Everest region are visible.

From Lukla, the gateway to Everest region trek, you walk along the well maintained track. The trail leads you through the dense forests of Sagarmatha National Park. By leaving Phakding, you reach Monjo, the place having the national park office.

You have to walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River Valley and dense rhododendron forests. You have to go across several hanging bridges to reach Monjo from Phakding.

You begin today’s trip after having breakfast. By walking through the rugged path inside Sagarmatha National Park, you move further. One of the most interesting site of this trek is the Hillary Suspension Bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. On the way to Namche Bazaar, you might have glimpses of some wild animals and birds as well.

Namche Bazaar is the main business center of the entire Solukhumbu region. All types of modern facilities are found here. Banks, restaurants, ATM booths, cafes and many more are available.

The other site that you should not miss while at Namche Bazaar is Everest View Hotel. It is a 5 star class and one of the highest placed hotels in the world. It is famous for the stunning vistas of Mt. Everest and other snowcapped peaks.

By following the trail that goes past the Dudh Koshi River banks and rhododendron forests, you move ahead. While you are walking along the river banks, you see the astounding view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Kongde, Thamserku, etc.

Tengboche is famous for the  Tengboche Monastery, the largest of its type in the whole region. You can meet the monks and the Guru Rimpoche here. They share the interesting facts about this shrine.

If you make Everest Base Camp Short Trek from mid-October to mid-Novemeber, you can observe the greatest festival of the Khumbu region. The 19-day-long-festival called Mani Rimdu Festival is the most colourful celebration made in different monasteries.

Tengboche Village also serves you the best panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, and many more peaks. You can know more about the lifestyle, culture and tradition of the Sherpa community. The typical Sherpa food items are other attractions of this trekking in Nepal.

By walking along the birch, fir, oak and rhododendron forests of the Imja Khola Valley, you move higher. While walking alongside the Chhukung Valley, you can relish the magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama Dablam.

By crossing the villages like Debuche, you reach Pangboche. Here, you can visit the oldest monastery of the entire Solukhumbu region called Pangboche Monastery. By crossing the Lobuche Khola, you ascend towards Dingboche.

Dingboche is a famous stop having many lodges and hotels to accommodate the trekkers during Everest Base Camp Short Trek. Here, you can find the cultivated land circumscribed by a long stonewall. The wall is constructed to protect the farmlands from the strong wind and the animals.

Moving ahead towards Lobuche, you enjoy the great scenery of the Chhukung Valley. At the end of this valley, you see Island Peak (6,1899m) surrounded by the clouds. Island Peak climbers rest and prepare the climbing in this valley.

By leaving the Chhukung Valley, you enter the village named Periche. Here, you can visit the Altitude Mountain Sickness Hospital. You can get better counseling about avoiding the altitude sickness.

Climbing further, you reach Lobuche which is a small Himalayan village having a few couples of hotels. You can meet many trekkers and trekking guides in this stopover as well.

Today’s trek is quite challenging yet more memorable as you have to walk through the trail having loose rocks. The ice-covered path may make this journey more difficult than other days.

By enjoying the mesmerizing vista of the Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu Icefall, you reach Gorakshep. You keep the backpack at the hotel to spend the night at Gorakshep. Then, you ascend towards the base camp of Mt. Everest.

The trail to Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep takes you across the Gorakshep Lake. This lake used to one of the largest glacial lakes in this region once upon a time. Walking for about 2 hours, you reach the base camp of the world’s highest peak.

From this vantage point, you can see the Great Himalayas looming far and wide. You see Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam from here. However, you can’t see Mt. Everest itself from the base camp. Mt. Lhotse hides it behind for another surprise.

After getting the lifelong memory of being at Everest Base Camp, you trek down to Gorakshep. Here, you can taste the local cuisines prepared by the Sherpa people. It is one of the highest human settlement areas in the world. Besides, it is the last hamlet on the Everest Base Camp trekking trail.

It is the most remarkable day as you are reaching the best vantage point to see Mt. Everest Summit. By walking along the rugged trail for about 3 hours, you reach Kalapatthar (Black Rock).

From here, you can see the 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, etc. You can take the photos and videos by keeping the Great Himalayas on the background.

To catch sight of the sunrise view of the soaring peaks, you should set off early in the morning. This place provides you the lifelong experience and the testimonials as the evidence of reaching the highest possible place on Earth!

By capturing the best moments of life, you trek down to Gorakshep. After having breakfast, you trek down towards Periche. You enjoy the amazing view of the Himalayas and diverse terrains that you had last time.

Further crossing Pangboche, Dingboche and Tengboche, you trek down to Namche Bazaar. You go past the dense forests of Sagarmatha National Park and a few Sherpa ethnic villages. You can celebrate the successful completion of Everest Base Camp Short Trek.

Walking across the Sagarmatha National Park premises and enjoying its wilderness, you descend further. You have to cross a few suspension bridges including Hillary Suspension Bridge.

You also move ahead by leaving the small Himalayan villages behind. As this is the last day of trekking and remaining in Everest region, enjoy the gorgeous vistas.

After having breakfast, you catch a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. During the short flight, you can have the aerial view of the entire Everest region. Don’t forget to witness the wonderful region for the last time this season.

After landing at the Kathmandu Airport, the crewmember of the agency relocates you to the hotel. In the extra time, you can visit around Thamel Bazaar for shopping. You can purchase the relics and other handcrafted items to present to the people in your home country.

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Cost Details
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 3 nights, twin sharing basis in BB plan
  • Kathmandu World Heritage sightseeing tour guide and transport
  • All necessary trekking permits and documentation .
  • Domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and return to Kathmandu
  • Trekking Guide: English speaking, helpful and professional
  • Trekking Porter (One porter for 2 members)
  • Meals: (9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners)
  • 9 Night twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodations during trekking
  • Achievement certificate provided by your travel company in Kathmandu
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes and service charge.
  • farewell dinner with Nepal family with Nepali style
  • International flights and Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • All bar bills and personal expenses (phone calls, laundry service, battery recharge, bottles of water, hot water, etc.)
  • Tips for the guide and porter
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