Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea house / Lodge

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

5,545 m

Transportation

Flight

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Short Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular choices of all trekkers. If you wish to experience the close up and magnificent vista of the highest mountain peak in the world. This is an ideal trek for you that completes in 12 days duration. This high altitude trek in the Khumbu region passes through Himalayan market, sacred hilltop monasteries, and diverse landscapes. Following the footsteps of renowned mountaineers, your journey to the starting point of Everest expedition will always be safe, comfortable and enjoyable with Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition.

To have the closest view of Everest, trekkers’ first fly to Lukla (2880m.) airport then start their journey totally on their own foot. Trekkers spend two nights at Namche Bazaar for better acclimatization. Spending an additional day at Namche allows tourists to visit local monasteries, local markets, and also walk up to scenic Syangboche (3800 m.) village. Short Everest Base Camp trek that takes you to Everest Base Camp (5486m) and Kala Patthar (5545m) rewards you with breath-taking Himalayan scenery. From Kala Patthar you have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Thamserku and many other astounding Himalayan peaks. 

Short Everest Base Camp trek is a lifetime experience for many of us and not also a difficult task too if the trip is planned properly. Contact us to turn your Everest dream into reality.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2640

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from hotel and drive to Kathmandu domestic airport. Take a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 30 minutes. The flight offers you up close views of the snowy Himalayan peaks and romantic landscapes of hills, farms and rivers.

On arrival in Lukla, you will subsequently begin 3 hours trek to Phakding (2640 m.). Make a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River as you catch the first view of Mt. Nupla (5885m) atop the Kongde Ridge. Then descend a mountainside path with views of a valley and Mt. Kusum Kang (6367m.).

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) takes approximately five hours. The trail follows the Bhote Koshi River on a horizontal path. Prepare yourself to witness first glimpse of Mt. Everest on the way to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Namche, the capital of Sherpa community, is surrounded on all three sides by mountain ranges.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3800

Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440m.) for acclimatization. For acclimatization, you can take a short walk from Namche up to Khumjung monastery to enjoy splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawoche, and Kwangde etc. Alternatively, you can walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) near Everest View Hotel for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3867

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours. As you climb through the forests, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by the lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m).

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4260

Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls, erected to protect the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4260

Rest day at Dingboche (4260m.) for acclimatization. There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short so you will have plenty of time to relax in the afternoon. Another option is to hike up to Chhukum, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4930

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m.) takes about five and a half hours. The onward journey leads north until you come to a Mani-prayer Stupa. The trail then follows a downward path to Pheriche village. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours walk, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) ahead a small wooden bridge over the river fed by Khumbu glacier.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5486

Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5486m.) via Gorakshep (5180m.) and again back to Gorakshep takes about seven hours. Trek up the valley following the rocky moraine path; view icy glacial ponds and icebergs down below Khumbu glacier. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp. Now the trail winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier with views of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbu Tse in full portrait.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5545

Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4243m.) takes about six hours. You accomplish an early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) to enjoy majestic sunrise and up close view of Mt. Everest. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbu Tse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more peaks. Yaks are normally used to ferry daily essentials here.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) takes about seven and a half hours. The trail today consists of both ups and downs before crossing Dudhkosi after which the trail goes uphill. You will then pass through Kyangjungba village which features a local bakery. The trail then directly heads towards Namche Bazaar taking a full one and a half hours walk.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2886

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) takes about six hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for a few short uphill climbs and then stepping down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.

Stay overnight in lodge.

Food
Breakfast

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes approximately 30 minutes. Lukla -Kathmandu flights are only operated during the morning hours, usually from 6 AM till 11 AM. Fierce wind blows across the mountains in the late afternoon and evening making it impossible for planes to operate. You will enjoy this scenic plane ride one more time before getting back to Kathmandu.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • One trekking guide (if there are 10 or more participants, we will provide 2 trekking guides)
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Trekking equipments: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking poles
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Local government entrance fee
  • Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Meals, accommodation, insurance and equipments for the guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Profile

Route Map

Route map

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

Client Reviews

Manda Sertich & Malvin Moore

United States

30th Jun, 2022

Everest Trek During August

We had an amazing EBC trek-even with lot of rain! Ratna is an excellent guide everything was organized, professional, and fun. We look forward to returning to Nepal and will be in touch for more help when do!Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.


Will Davies

Australia

30th Jun, 2022

No worries at all

One guide, excellent trip, no worries at all.  


NG Sniyan Ng Wen Qing

Malaysia

20th Feb, 2024

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days

We (me and my sister) did Everest Base Camp for 12 days, it had been fun and exciting. Ratna, our guide was very patent in explaining to my sister about the plants and birds of Nepal. Very knowledgeable a good guide and I am, sure he will be great one. Thank you to Environmental Treks for the experience, immeasurable and priceless to being us to Everest Base Camp.


Patrick Joyce

Ireland

20th Feb, 2024

An amazing time had by all !!!

Everything went smoothly and I could not recommend more highly both the company and Ratna the guide. Thanks to all who made the trip special! 


Jonathan Smith

United States

20th Feb, 2024

Fantastic Trek To Everest Base Camp

This was my second trek with Nava's company, this time to Everest Base Camp with Lakpa as a guide. It was a fantastic trek and goth guide and porter as well as Nava were fantastic. I'll definitely use the company again if I'm lucky enough to com back to Nepal


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