Everest Base Camp short trek is specially designed for those who have limited leisure time. The Trek includes the cultural and traditional lifestyle of the legendary Sherpa’s, surreal view of majestic mountains, rich biodiversity, and so forth. Without having any difficulties, the short trek EBC gives the trekkers full opportunity to view the World’s highest peak “Mt. Everest”.
For all the trekkers seeking a grand adventure within a short period, Everest Base camp short trek is the most recommended trekking route. It brings an unforgettable experience of the overwhelming vistas of the Everest Himalayan chain of Khumbu region, which consists of five of the world’s highest mountains: Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m). Far from the crowded city, this Trek will let you experience the most beautiful time of your life.
The nature itself with lots of flora and fauna, glaciers, mountains view, friendly people with distinct culture and ethnicity, monasteries, etc. are the key factor of this trek. Aside from the beauty of the Himalayas, this area includes natural wonders heritage sites indexed by UNESCO. Rich in pine forests of rhododendron (Nepalese national flower) and an endangered species of birds and animals, this trek is truly unique and memorable.
The Everest Base Camp short trek starts from the flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu trek up to Phakding and to Namche Bazar, where we will be greeted by many local Sherpa’s with their unique culture. The chance to view the mountain vistas will take your breath away for some time. We then head towards Thyangboche Monastery. The monastery on a top ridge with a fantastic 360-degree landscape, definitely a captivating one and the panoramic view of Everest.
After, we will move toward Imja Khola and the village of Pangboche and Pheriche. Similarly, during this Trek, we will be capturing all the places in the vicinity, from Dudh Koshi to the whole Khumbu valley. The amazing lifestyle, delicious food, and the culture there will make your short trek remarkable.
Everest Base short Camp is feasible for the entire 12 months. However, due to the climate and the weather conditions, we recommend to do it from the start of March to mid-May and then again from the beginning of September to mid-November. During the winter months, snowfall may cause difficulty in traveling. On the other hand, summers are wet, and the extraordinary peaks are frequently lost in the clouds.
Above the Himalaya brings you the short Trek to Everest Base Camp with unlimited fun, enjoyable memories, and a remarkable trip. With the professional guides and porters, we ensure you the best trip of your life.
Duration: 12 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Trek Grade: Fairly Strenuous
Max. Altitude: Kalapathar (5545m/18192ft.)
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – Mid December are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be reduced due to rain.
Transportation: Private Car/Van/ Plane
Trip Snippets:12 days, 11 nights in Lodges, Breakfast lunch and dinner are included during the trek.
Total Distance: 75 Km. (Round Trip)
Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket, Other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 01: - Flight from KTM flight to Lukla 35 minute flight, Distance 136.17km, and trekking to Phakding (2652m/8701ft) : walking distance 2-3 hours, 200 meters descent and 50 meters ascent - 8km
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get spectacular views of the mountains, including Everest, as we enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla, along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m) and Kwongde Range. We then take a leisurely walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and the rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 02: - Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11286ft) : walking distance 5-6 hours, 300 meters ascent and 300 meters descent - 11.3 km
The trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. You will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 03: - Acclimatization day in Namche
Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for a beautiful panoramic view or stroll around the market. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde, and so on.
Day 04: - Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m/12687ft) :walking distance 4-5 hours, 350 meters descent and 750 meters ascent- 10.4 km
We start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with a magnificent view of the mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking for one hour, you will arrive at Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a vast, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.
Day 05: - Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m/14304ft) : walking distance 5 hours, 70 meters descent and 580 meters ascent - 12 km
In the morning, views of mountains and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche, we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge, which spans a deep gorge in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward, the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards the Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 06: - Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m/14304ft)
It is essential to spend an additional night here to aid in the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Excellent view of Makalu (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like a trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worthwhile, which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche, but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s massive South Face.
Day 07: - Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) : walking distance 4-5 hours, 700 meters ascent - 9 km
The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below Thungla beautiful views of Cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascends, the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty create almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche, a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: - Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m/16962ft), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m/17598ft) back to Gorak shep (5170m/16962ft) : walking distance 7-8 hours, 450 meters ascent and 200 meters descent - 11.4 km
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of the moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along the windy and rocky path with the beautiful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp, with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp Distance 3.5 km one way. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp, the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore the base camp and its surroundings glacier and return to Gorakshep.
Day 09: - Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m/18192ft) and back to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft) : walking distance 6-7 hours 200 meters ascent and 1090 meters descent - 13.5 km
Mornings are usually sparkling and clear, and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar ( about 2 km one way) for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360-degree dramatic panoramic views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.
You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down the moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: - Pheriche Trekking to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m/12687ft) : walking distance 7-8 hours, 1250 meters descent 400 meters ascent and - 22 km
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. It takes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills, and river views.
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma, the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and the wild goat, can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. In the evening, we will explore the small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
Day 11: - Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m/9350ft) : walking distance 7 hours, 950 meters descent and 250 meters ascent- 19.3 km
The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the trail runs mostly level. We will work through rhododendron, and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas.
Day 12: - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu of an exciting one hour; we will drop off to your hotel.
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