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.
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