Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is everyone’s dream trekking holiday to the base camp of Everest (8848 meters), the highest point on the planet. Everest Base Camp Trek also offers an opportunity to experience rich Sherpa culture in the foothills of Himalayas of Nepal en route to Base Camp.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 12 Days
Trekking Duration - 12 Days
Trekking Mode - Tea House Trek
Trip Level - Demanding
Max. Altitude - 5545 Meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

Short Everest Base Camp Trek is everyone’s dream trekking holiday to the base camp of Everest (8848 meters), the highest point on the planet. Everest Base Camp Trek also offers an opportunity to experience rich Sherpa culture in the foothills of Himalayas of Nepal en route to Base Camp.

Trekkers can absorb the rich culture as they pass, such as prayer wheels in many colors, centuries-old monasteries and of course the renowned Sherpa hospitality. Sumptuous mountain views are everywhere throughout the trek as the whole trail always is close to one of the mountains. High suspension bridges, steep climbs through pine and rhododendron forests, herds of Dzos (a cross between a yak and a cow) and Yaks carrying loads and cheerful sherpa kids in the villages make sure that there is never a dull day on the trek. All these guarantees to make our short Everest Base Camp Trek an adventure one can always cherish for the rest of their life.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek  itineraries:
Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding. (2610 meters).
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 meters).
Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche. (4220 meters).
Day 06: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche. (4910 meters).
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep. (5180 meters) Continue to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep.
Day 09: Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Pheriche (4371 meters)
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters).
Day 11: Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters).
Day 12: Flight Back to Kathmandu.

Detail Itinenary

Fly to Lukla Day 01
Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding. (2610 meters)
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The trail gradually drops into the Dudh Koshi Valley and passes through the lovely Sherpa villages of Chauri Kharka, Cheplung, then undulates through villages of Thado Koshi, Ghat, and finally arrives at Phakding. First views of Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters) can be viewed at Thado Koshi just before a small climb at Thado Koshi. During the day and in most of the other days on the trek, we follow the Dudh Koshi river and pass through a couple of suspension bridges and several mani walls, mani stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow-capped mountains in the background. (3 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Namche Bazaar Day 02
Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 meters)
During the day, we follow the Dudh Koshi river and cross the river several times on the suspension bridges. Views of Thamserku (6608 meters) and the holy mountain Khumbi Yui Lha (5761 meters) shows themselves for the first time as we trek through small villages of Tok Tok, Ghat, Benkar and Monjo. The trail keeps undulating for the whole morning and enters into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. The path drops down to Jorsalle and steadily follows the river for a while until the start of steep climb with a dramatic suspension bridge (situated at more than 50 meters above the river) joining the two different valley. First glimpse of Everest (8848 meters) with the Lohtse face infront of it can be enjoyed on the midway of the climb through the pine forests, on the way to Namche Bazaar. This famous town in the lap of the Himalayas also offers the best views of the Kongde Range. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. Day 03
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
A walk to the twin village of Khunde (3840 meters) and Khumjung (3780 meters) through the Syangboche Airport (3720 meters) is considered as one of the interesting days of the trek. With the benefit of gain in altitude, this day trip also offers a chance to visit a hospital and school started by Sir Edmund Hillary himself. Breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lohtse (8516 meters) and Ama Dablam (6856 meters) are also an added incentive for the day hike. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Thyangboche. Day 04
Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
The trek continues on a well maintained path in the morning with towering mountains on almost every direction. After passing a couple of teahouses at Kyangjuma, the path starts to drop down to the river passing small teashops at the villages of Sanasa, Lausasa and finally reaches Phunki Tenga at the bottom of the valley. Yet another suspension bridge helps us to cross the river at Phunki Tenga and then an identical climb to Namche waits. The climb through a thin Rhododenron forests finally ends at Thyanboche. Thyangboche is famous for the Thyangboche Monastery, the biggest and the most important monastery of the region. Thyangboche also offers stunning panoramic views of Everest with the Lohtse face, Ama Dablam (6856 meters), Khangtega (6685 meters) and the Kongde Range. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Dingboche. Day 05
Trek to Dingboche. (4220 meters)
The path drops down passing through some teahouses at Deboche and after a brief period on easy terrain, crosses the Dudh Koshi once again. A small ascend leads to Pangboche, the village with the oldest monastery of the region. The trek continues in the valley and passes small villages of Somare and Hortse. After Hortse, the path drops in and out of a valley and then a steady walk finally ends the day at Dingboche. At Dingboche, views of another snowcapped pinnacle adds to the already impressive list of mountains, as view of Island Peak (6189 meters), one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal, appears in the North. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Acclimatization day at Dingboche. Day 06
Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
A climb on the ridge of Nangkar Tshang for couple of hours or a hike to Chukkung further into the valley are the two options available at Dingboche for acclimatization. The climb on the ridge offers better views of the mountains and also a good couple of hundred meters gain in altitude. A leisurely lunch and a good rest can be enjoyed in the afternoon. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Lobuche Day 07
Trek to Lobuche. (4910 meters)
After a short climb, the tail continues to gradually ascend for the most part of the morning. After crossing a small river, the trail climbs to Thukla, followed by a steep climb that ends at the top of Thukla Pass (4830 meters). The pass is filled with memorials dedicated to the mountaineers perished in the mountains of Khumbu region and also provides serene views of the mountains responsible for those memorials. An easier walk in the afternoon ends the day at Lobuche. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Gorakshep Day 08
Trek to Gorakshep. (5180 meters) continue Everest Base Camp.
An early start leads us into the undulating trail and into the Khumbu Glacier for a while. After getting out of the glacier, the path leads to Gorakhshep (5180 meters). After a brief stop and lunch, the trail again enters the Khumbu Glacier and undulates all the way up to Everest Base Camp. At Base Camp, one can enjoy the close up views of Nuptse (7861 meters), Pumori (7165 meters), Lingtren (6749 meters), Khumbutse (6665 meters), Changtse (7653 meters) and Lho La (6026 meters). We return to Gorakhshep through the same route on the glacier. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Climb Kala Patter & trek to Lobuche. Day 09
Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Pheriche (4371 meters)
A steep climb to Kala Pattar (2 hours) is rewarded with the proper view of the southwest face of Everest. Kala Pattar is also the highest point of the trek. After returning to Gorakhshep, we return to Pheriche (4371 meters) via same route. (7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek Back to Thyangboche Day 10
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters).
The trail consistently keeps losing height with every hour and enters into the different valley of Pheriche in the morning. The valley is left behind after a brief climb and once again, the trail descends and passes the villages of Hortse, Somare and Pangboche. After Hortse, the trek continues on the same path taken during the way up. The return trek towards Namche continues on the previously travelled route taken during the way up. The days trek ends at Namche Bazaar (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Manjo Day 11
Trek to Lukla (2810 meters)
The return trek towards Lukla continues on the previously travelled route. we take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju , Phakding and finally arrived at Lukla. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Fly Back to kathmndu Day 12
Fly back to Kathmandu.
A 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)

Service includes on trip cost;

  1. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes.
  2. Accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while on the trek in normal teahouses.
  3. Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
  4. 2 in sharing porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15-kilogram luggage).
  5. National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  6. Group First Aid Kit.
  7. Government taxes and service charge.

 

Service excludes on trip cost;

  1. Nepal entry Visa Fee.
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu
  3. Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  4. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  5. Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
  6. All not mentioned in inclusion section.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera
Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

Notes: TRIP COST WILL VARY DEPENDING ON NUMBERS OF TRAVELERS, DURATION/DAYS OF TREK, STANDARD OF HOTEL IN KATHMANDU BEFORE & AFTER THE TRIP. PLEASE CONTACT US TO GET A CUSTOM QUOTE.

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