Short Everest Base Camp Trek
Short Everest Base Camp Trek provides an opportunity to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar in 10 days except Kathmandu. Normally, trek to Everest Base camp required 12 to 14 days, but we understand that every person doesn’t have this much time, but they have dreams and energy to trek to Everest Base camp for them we suggest joining a short EBC trek. The short trek is not allowed to acclimatize in the route, normally required one acclimatization day to adjust the high altitude. Although, if you are strong and healthy no need any acclimatization day but if you managed one day to acclimatize in Namche Bazaar will be nice. It’s a common rest stop for acclimatization before the trail ascends the higher elevations.
The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most famous Himalayan treks in Nepal offers wonderful 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 mountains.
Besides mountains views, you will enjoy seeing different landscapes, glaciers, Icefall, river basins, old Buddhist monasteries (Gompas), Sherpa’s settlements, Sherpa’s culture and their tradition and also, you will see the different kind of birds and high Himalayan animals.
All places of this trekking are interesting and every step of walking you will get a different experience and mountains views. Reaching at the Everest Base Camp (5364 m) is the main goal of the trek, but without climb the Kala Patthar (5545 m) is not complete meaning of the trek. To see close-up view of Mount Everest and surrounding Himalayas you need to climb the Kala Patthar. It is the best view point in the entire Everest region from where you can see the wonderful sunrise, sunset and amazing Himalayan views.
The trek starts from Lukla and ends 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 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