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Short Trek to Everest

Short Trek to Everest

Everest Region
Short trek to Everest base camp
EBC trek
EBC short trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 12 Days Max-Altitude : 5545 M Program Type : tea house Best Season : Mar to jun - Sep to dec Per Day Walking : 5/6 Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1300
2 Paxes $1250
2-5 Paxes $1230
5-8 Paxes $1200
8-10 Paxes $1180
10-13 Paxes $1160
13-15 Paxes $1140
15+Paxes $1140

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Overview

Everest Base Camp short trek Itinerary

The Short Trek to Everest Base Camp is a meticulously crafted adventure by Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt. This Short Trek to Everest condensed journey unveils the captivating essence of Sherpa culture, the serene expanse of Sagarmatha National Park, the vibrant Namche Bazaar, the commanding vista from Kala Patthar, and the iconic Everest Base Camp itself. Traverse the Khumbu region of Nepal, where the Tengboche Monastery stands as a spiritual beacon, in proximity to towering giants: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu. Your expedition begins with a precisely arranged flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, ensuring you’re equipped with essential permits and top-tier trekking gear for this unparalleled Short Trek to Everest.

The Short Trek to Everest Base Camp is tailored for time-conscious adventurers, this 12-day shore trek mirrors the amenities of a 14-day expedition, offering an optimal blend of efficiency and exploration, all under the expertise of Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt. Suited for the physically robust, in optimal health, and possessing a modicum of high-altitude trekking acumen, this odyssey beckons those who seek a condensed yet comprehensive Himalayan experience. For those new to trekking but blessed with good health and moderate physical prowess, the 12-day Short Everest base camp Trek awaits, ensuring you savor every moment of this enchanting journey with the Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt expert guide and porter team. Meanwhile, seasoned trekkers craving uncharted territories can embrace the Everest base camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes—15 Days, a saga of heightened challenges and unparalleled exploration, meticulously crafted by Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt.

Commence your escapade with a panoramic Mountain Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, treating your senses to the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Himalayas. Immerse yourself in the warm embrace of Sherpa culture, meandering through villages and monasteries, a cultural odyssey that enriches the Short Trek to Everest experience. Pause at the iconic Tengboche Monastery, and marvel at the breathtaking vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Stand humbled at the foot of the world’s loftiest peak—Everest Base Camp—and bask in the ethereal energy that pervades the surroundings, all meticulously facilitated by Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt. Ascend to the summit of Kala Patthar, where the sun dances on the Himalayan peaks, casting a spellbinding spectacle of sunrise and sunset. This is not just a trek; it’s an immersive symphony of nature, culture, and personal triumph—a harmonious melody echoing through the breathtaking expanse of the Everest region, beckoning you to partake in the grandeur of this unparalleled Short Trek to Everest with Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt.

A trek to Everest Base Camp typically takes around 12 to 14 days, allowing for acclimatization and ensuring a safe ascent. However, if you have limited time and want to complete the short trek in 8 days (luxury Everest base camp trek) go up by hiking and fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter from the Ghorakshep.

Join your journey with the Nepal Wilderness Trekking Guide Team for an unforgettable short trek to Everest Base Camp or any captivating corner of the Everest region, including Gokyo Ri or Kala Patthar Peak, or the challenging Three Passes Trek. Our team consists of expert local Sherpa guides and resilient Sherpa porters, ensuring a safe and enriching trekking experience. Let us transform your Everest Base Camp trek into a once-in-a-lifetime, memorable adventure.

We have a shorter 8-day Everest Base Camp trek itinerary as well, which is more challenging due to higher altitudes. It’s important to acclimatize before this trek, so it’s recommended for those who have already completed another trek before trying this shorter and tougher journey.

Lukla Flight Information

There could be minor changes to the trek itinerary, particularly during peak trekking seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), when the flight to Lukla will depart from Ramechhap/Manthali instead of Kathmandu due to traffic congestion. During other times, the flight will originate from Kathmandu. To board a flight from Ramechhap, we need to depart from Kathmandu and travel to Manthali around 12:30 a.m. on the scheduled departure date. The journey is expected to take approximately five hours.

A short trek to Everest highlights

  1. Scenic Flight to Lukla: Most treks to Everest Base Camp begin with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The short and scenic flight offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and is an adventure in itself.
  2. Namche Bazaar: The bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar is a cultural and trading hub in the region. Surrounded by stunning mountain views, it provides trekkers with the first taste of high-altitude trekking.
  3. Tengboche Monastery: The Tengboche Monastery is a significant cultural and spiritual site on the trek. Set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, it offers a tranquil place for reflection and is a great spot for panoramic views.
  4. Panoramic Views: Throughout the trek, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. The landscape is awe-inspiring, with every turn revealing new vistas.
  5. Dingboche: This village is another acclimatization stop on the trek, surrounded by beautiful fields and stone walls. It provides trekkers with an opportunity to rest and adapt to the increasing altitude.
  6. Khumbu Glacier: As you approach Everest Base Camp, you’ll trek alongside the Khumbu Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the region. The dramatic ice formations and crevasses add to the surreal atmosphere.
  7. Everest Base Camp: The ultimate highlight is reaching Everest Base Camp itself, where climbers prepare for their ascent of Mount Everest. The sense of accomplishment and the close-up views of the Khumbu Icefall and Everest are unforgettable.
  8. Kala Patthar: For a stunning sunrise view of Everest, many trekkers climb Kala Patthar, a nearby vantage point. The sight of the sun illuminating Everest’s summit is a spectacular reward for the effort.
  9. Sherpa Culture: Throughout the trek, you’ll have the chance to interact with the local Sherpa people, learning about their culture and traditions. Visiting local monasteries and experiencing Sherpa hospitality are integral parts of the journey.
  10. Sense of Achievement: Completing a short trek to Everest Base Camp is a remarkable achievement. The trek not only provides a physical challenge but also offers a unique cultural and natural experience in one of the world’s most awe-inspiring settings.

Should I Obtain Insurance for the Everest Base Camp Short Trek?

Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for the Everest Base Camp Trek and is an integral part of the booking documentation. The cost of travel insurance is contingent on the duration of your trip, the maximum elevation you plan to reach, and the extent of coverage you select. Acceptable travel insurance must encompass medical expenses and emergency evacuations up to 6000 meters. Given that the EBC short trek involves high altitudes in remote areas, there is an increased risk of altitude sickness and other medical issues.

Travel insurance offers coverage for emergency medical expenses, including helicopter evacuation if necessary. Additionally, in the event of trip cancellation or interruption, lost baggage, or personal liability, travel insurance provides access to 24/7 emergency assistance.

Below are the recommended insurance companies for high-altitude treks in Nepal, including the Everest Base Camp Short Trek: World nomad travel insurance and Global general insurance.

Best Time to Embark on the Everest Base Camp Short Trek:

The optimal time for the Everest Base Camp Short Trek depends on various factors, such as weather conditions, trail conditions, and personal preferences.

  1. September to November: Considered the peak season for trekking to the Everest Base Camp Short Trek. Clear skies and stable weather make acclimatization and completing the trek easier. This period provides the best views of the mountains, including Mount Everest, ideal for photography. However, it is the busiest time, with more crowds and higher prices.
  2. March to May: Warmer temperatures than winter facilitate trekking and acclimatization. Stable weather with fewer snowstorms makes the trek more accessible. Clear skies offer panoramic mountain views, and blooming rhododendrons enhance the trek’s beauty. It’s also an opportunity to experience local festivals and traditions, adding to the cultural aspect.
  3. June to August: The monsoon season is suboptimal due to slippery trails, reduced visibility from heavy rainfall, and increased humidity levels, hindering acclimatization. However, for those seeking a quieter trekking environment and wanting to avoid crowds, this may be a viable option.
  4. December to February: Winter months are not recommended due to extremely cold temperatures and the possibility of snowstorms. Experienced trekkers prepared for the cold may find a unique experience with snow-covered peaks and a more serene trekking environment.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Board an early morning flight from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla (2827 meters, 35-minute flight). Trek to Phakding (approximately 9 kilometers, 2/3 hours walking) and stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3443 meters, approximately 13 kilometers, 5/6 hours walking, elevation gain: 616 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 03: Take a rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
  • Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3820 meters, approximately 9 kilometers, 5/6 hours walking, elevation gain: 377 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4230 meters, approximately 10 kilometers, 4/5 hours walking, elevation gain: 410 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4900 meters, approximately 8 kilometers, 4/5 hours walking, elevation gain: 670 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep for a 2-hour hike, store your bag in Gorakshep, and visit Everest Base Camp (5450 meters, approximately 4 kilometers, 3 hours walking, elevation gain: 550 meters). Trek back to Gorakshep and stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 08: Visit Kalapattar (5545 meters) early in the morning for the best Everest view and trek back to Pheriche (approximately 11 kilometers, 5 hours walking, elevation loss: 745 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek back to Tengboche (3820 meters, approximately 11 kilometers, 4 hours walking, elevation loss: 430 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3443 meters, approximately 9 kilometers, 5/6 hours walking, elevation loss: 377 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek back to Lukla (approximately 17 kilometers, 5/6 hours walking, elevation loss: 384 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 12: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu (35-minute flight). Your guide and porter will accompany you to Lukla airport, concluding the trek.

Cost Included

  • Domestic flight tickets for the route between Kathmandu and Lukla, as well as Lukla to Kathmandu, are included in the package.
  • Enjoy a diverse culinary experience with Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and various European food options available three times a day (for breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodation will be provided in tea houses as per the scheduled itinerary.
  • Ensure a hassle-free trek with a kitbag provided for storing your belongings.
  • Stay warm during chilly nights on the trek with a sleeping bag suitable for temperatures as low as minus-25 degrees.
  • The package covers the Everest National Park Entrance Trekking Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit.
  • Benefit from the expertise of an experienced English-speaking trekking guide with a valid government license. Additionally, one porter will be assigned for every two participants.
  • The meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance for both the guide and porter are included.
  • Rest easy knowing that all necessary paperwork, government, and local taxes are taken care of.
  • Upon completing the trek successfully, receive a certificate of appreciation from Nepal Wilderness Trekking as a memento of your accomplishment.

Cost Excluded

  • International flight tickets are not included in the package and are the responsibility of the traveler.
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal, visa fees vary based on the duration of stay (15 days - $25-30, 30 days - $40, 90 days - $100).
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey are part of the package.
  • Prepare for high and cold temperatures with personal equipment.
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation are covered by travel insurance.
  • All beverages, soft and caffeinated drinks (such as coke and beer), drinking water/mineral water, dessert, etc., as well as hot shower and laundry services, are not included.
  • Tips for the guide and porter are not covered and are at the discretion of the traveler.
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes."
  • Please note that factors beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, and strikes, may impact costs or cause delays.
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Frequently Asked Questions

A short trek to Everest can vary in duration, but it generally lasts around 10 to 12 days, depending on the specific route and itinerary chosen.
The best time for a short trek to Everest is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November when the weather is relatively stable.
No, many short treks to Everest are designed for trekkers of various skill levels, including beginners. However, a reasonable level of fitness and acclimatization is recommended.
Altitudes can vary based on the specific trek, but in general, short treks may reach altitudes of around 3,500 to 4,500 meters (11,500 to 14,800 feet).
Yes, permits are necessary for trekking in the Everest region. The most common permits are the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit.
Accommodations vary but typically include teahouses or lodges along the trekking routes. These provide basic facilities such as a bed, common dining area, and meals.
While it's not mandatory, hiring a guide and porter can enhance your experience by providing local knowledge and easing the physical burden. It also supports the local economy.
Medical facilities are limited in the remote areas of the Everest region. It's advisable to carry a basic medical kit and consult with a healthcare professional before the trek.
Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, a backpack, water bottle, trekking poles, and personal items. A detailed packing list can be obtained from your trekking agency.
Adequate acclimatization is crucial. Trekking itineraries are designed to allow gradual altitude gain, and it's essential to stay hydrated, move at a moderate pace, and take rest days for acclimatization.

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