Short Everest Base Camp Trek
Short Everest Base Camp Trek is for those who have the limited time, but they have the desire and energy to do the Everest Base Camp trek. The short trek to Everest Base Camp is possible to complete in 10 days (Except Kathmandu) but physically fit is required to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek in 10 days means your physical should be ready for walks faster than normal trekkers. Most of the trekkers prefer at least one day acclimatization en route, but to complete the trekking in 10 days is not included acclimatization day en route. Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the famous Himalayan treks in Nepal. The reason is very simple Nepal side Everest Base Camp is one of the best place for trekking and hiking holiday offers wonderful views of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest and many other snow-capped mountains.
Beside mountains views, enjoy seeing the Sherpa villages, Buddhist monasteries, rivers bins, waterfall, glaciers, icefall, dense forests, rare species of birds and high Himalayan animals. The highest elevation of the Everest Base Camp trek itself Everest Base Camp at 5364 meters and Kala Patthar at 5545 meters. Kala Patthar is the best viewpoint of this trek from where you can see the wonderful sunrise and sunset view with amazing Himalayan vista.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek Trail is located in Everest Region (also known as Khumbu Region) of Nepal. Everest Region is the best hub for adventure trekking and walking holidays offers easy to challenging level trekking options. Short Everest Base Camp Trek is also known as Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek, the trekker should be complete the trek in rapidly without acclimatization en route.
To see the glimpse of the Mount Everest (8848m) is the main goal of this trek but beside Mount Everest, you can also see the magnificent views of Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8463m), Pumori (7145m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Thamserku (6623m), Kongde (6187m) and other beautiful mountains standing in this region. Aside from breathtaking scenery, you can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting old Buddhist monasteries and museums.
Below given 13 days Short (Rapid) Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is starts and end in Kathmandu, 10 days for trekking and 3 days in Kathmandu including Kathmandu arrival and departure. Although, if you have time please plan 11 days trekking and 3 days Kathmandu means total 14 days in Nepal this provides you enough time for one day acclimatization en trek route and one free day in Kathmandu after the trek.
10 Days Everest Base Camp short trek starts from Lukla and end at Lukla. During the trekking seasons there are numerous daily flights into and out of Lukla airport, weather permitting. On the Everest Base Camp trek trail there is good availability of teahouse/lodges facilities, so most of the trekkers prefer to eat and sleep at teahouse which is much cheaper than doing a camping trekking.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 06: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 07: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) then hike to Everest base camp (5364m)
Day 08: Gorak shep hike to Kala Patthar (5545m) then trek to Pheriche (4260m)
Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 10: Trek to Lukla(2840m)
Day 11: Flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 13: Depart Kathmandu