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Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Short Everest Base Camp Trek

The short Everest Base Camp Trek provides an opportunity to trek up to Mount Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar in 10 days except for Kathmandu. Usually, 12 to 14 days are required to trek to Everest Base Camp, but we understand that not everyone has that much time but dreams and energy to trek to Everest Base Camp. Well, for those we suggest joining a short EBC trek. But this short trek is not allowed to adapt to the route, usually requiring an adaptation day to adjust to the higher altitudes. However, if you are strong and healthy, no adaptation day is needed, but it would be good if you take a rest day at Namche Bazaar. This is a common resting place for adaptation before climbing the trail at higher altitudes.

The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most famous Himalayan treks in Nepal. It offers amazing views of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Makalu (8463 m), Pumori (7145 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m), Thamserku (6623 m), Konde (6187 m) and many other snow-capped peaks.

Apart from the view of the mountains, you will enjoy witnessing various landscapes, glaciers, snowfalls, river basins, old Buddhist monasteries (gompas), settlements of Sherpas, culture and tradition of Sherpas and also, you will get to see different types of birds and high altitude mountains. You will also see Himalayan animals.

All the places of this trekking are interesting and every step of the walk will give you a different experience and view of the mountains. Reaching Everest Base Camp (5364 m) is the main goal of the trek, but without climbing Kala Patthar (5545 m) the trek is not of full meaning. You have to climb the Kala Pathar to get a close-up view of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas. It is the best viewpoint in the entire Everest region from where you can witness amazing sunrise, sunset, and amazing Himalayan views.

The trek starts from Lukla and ends at Lukla. During the trekking season, there are several daily flights in and out of Lukla Airport, weather permitting. There is good availability of teahouse/lodge facilities on the Everest Base Camp trek trail, so most trekkers prefer to eat and sleep in teahouses which are much cheaper than trekking camping.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2610 m)
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m)
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m)
Day 06: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m)
Day 07: Trek  to Gorak Shep (5140m) then hike to Everest base camp (5364 m)
Day 08: Gorak shep hike to Kala Patthar (5545 m) then trek to Pheriche (4260 m)
Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2840 m)
Day 11: Flight to Kathmandu (1350 m)
Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 13: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Everest
Trek Start Point:  Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium-Hard
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5545m
Duration: 13 Days

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu airport transfer to Hotel
After your arrival in Kathmandu airport our representative will transfer to you Hotel by private vehicle. After Check-in hotel refreshing few minutes and we will give short briefing about the trip and request to pay the due balance of the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2610m/8562ft)
Take a breakfast or manage pack breakfast if you have early morning flight to Lukla. Our guide will come with private vehicle to transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. It takes about 35 minute's flight journey to Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, you will be met by our trek guide and porters. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding where we will spend overnight. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 03: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft)
After breakfast we walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chauatra to admire the view. We still need to walk about 1 hour to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.  Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 04: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m/12687ft)
After breakfast we ascend out of the village and follow a high, fairly level path above the Dudh Kosi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse as we go. We pass the various 'shops' set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend through forest of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki (3250m). We make another ascent on a switch-back trail, sometimes made quite dusty by yak trains, to reach the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery(3867m) from where there are brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam.andTaboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 05: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4410m/14468ft)
After breakfast we start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and we walk exciting bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 06: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft)
After breakfast our walking bringing us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Dughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpas killed on expeditions to Everest. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 07: Lobuche trek  to Gorak Shep (5140m/16863ft) then hike to Everest base camp (5364m/17598ft)
Today bit challenging, long and hard day so we leave early morning after breakfast we following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorakshep (5,180m)- About 3 hrs walk. After a rest and something to eat we trek across the sandy flat at Gorakshep and climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends the side of the glacier for a couple of hours before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. Nuptse towers above us and Pumori rears up behind us. After a short photo stop we retrace our steps to Gorakshep. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 08: Gorak shep hike to Kala Patthar (5545m/18192ft) then trek to Pheriche (4260m/13976ft)
We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature departure beforehand. Plus there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime. We return to Gorakshep for breakfast and retrace our steps to Lobuje for lunch and then continue on down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 09: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft)
After breakfast, we trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it is spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570m) for a relaxed lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. At this point, we would like to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche then continue walk to your lodge. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 10: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840m/9317ft)
After breakfast we need follow the trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the trip. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 11: Lukla Flight to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft) then drive to your Hotel
In the morning, we take the tiny aircraft to flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which is very interesting scenery flight journey on the earth. After arrival in Kathmandu airport we drive you to hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel

Day 13: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide
  • Sightseeing transportation by Non A/C comfortable vehicle
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for historical cities sightseeing
  • Kathmandu hotel to airport and airport to hotel transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size
  • Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu air tickets and airport taxes for guest and staff (Guide)
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • Desert (Slice fruit /Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader for the team
  • One porter from Lukla who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two person get one porter)
  • Everest / Sagarmatha National park entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government tax and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International air tickets and  airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 50 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipments and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Hot Water, Hot shower and Battery charge fees
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? Please click here to request the price.

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