Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Style: Trekking
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Group Size: 1-25
  • Max Altitude: 5,550m/18,209ft

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Short Trek

  • Aerial view of the glaciers, valleys, human settlement areas and snowy peaks during flight to and from Lukla
  • Lifetime experience of Everest region in the shortest time
  • Unique Sherpa culture, tradition, rites and rituals
  • Close up view of the three eight-thousanders: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Cho Oyu
  • Animals and birds of Sagarmatha National Parks
  • Ancient monasteries as the evidence of Tibetan Buddhist culture in Nepal

Everest Base Camp Short Trek is the lifetime opportunity to explore the natural and cultural attractions of the Khumbu region. This trekking in Nepal is the best alternative for those international trekkers who have very limited time and budget. This is the best customized Everest Base Camp trek package that offers you all the beauties of Everest region. The major highlights of this trip to Everest region are the ancient monasteries, snowcapped peaks and Sherpa cultural villages.

Although it is the shortest trek to Everest region, the rewards are not less than that you get in two weeks. It is the most reliable medium to fulfil the dream of reaching close to Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world. Himalayan flora and fauna protected in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nepal are the attractions of this region. The view of the eight-thousanders: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu and other glittering peaks are the most fascinating assets of this trek. You can also have the enchanting vistas of the Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu Icefall make you Everest region trekking more memorable.

There are dozens of ethnic cultural villages reflecting the authentic Sherpa tradition, rites and rituals welcoming you in their region. Ancient monasteries like Namche Bazaar Monastery, Tenboche Monastery and Pangboche Monastery are the evidence of Tibetan Buddhist Culture. Tengboche Monastery is the largest while Pangboche Monastery is the oldest monastery of the whole Khumbu region. You can talk with the local Sherpa people to learn more about their culture, tradition and anecdotes related with them. The local organic food items prepared by the tourist-friendly and helpful Sherpa people will always remain in your memory.

Short trek to Everest Base Camp begins from Lukla, a gateway to Everest trekking and moves ahead along Namche Bazaar. Everest Base Camp Short trek itinerary prepared by Orbit Alpine Adventure has a day-acclimatization at the main trading center, Namche Bazaar. Walking gradually and cautiously with our friendly and professional trekking guide, you reach Everest Base Camp and hike to Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is the best natural viewpoint that shows you the 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other snowcapped peaks. After enjoying the best offers of this short trek to Everest region, you end the trekking right at Lukla.

FAQs:

1. Can I see Mt. Everest from the base camp?

No, you can’t see Mt. Everest from the base camp because Mt. Lhotse blocks it.

2. How many days does it take for Everest Base Camp trek?

The duration of Everest Base Camp trek depends upon your vacation you have, budget and the route you want to follow. You can do Everest Base Camp trek from three days to 22 days depending upon the trekking hours and acclimatization days. If you want to have an aerial view of the entire Khumbu region, you can do it in just three hours. Everest Base Camp helicopter tour helps you complete the Everest region in a very short time. Flight over Everest gives you the best vistas of the snowy peaks, lush valleys, glaciers, icefalls and high altitude human settlement areas.

3. Can I trek to Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you can do an organized Everest Base Camp trek and solo trek as well from three days to more than three weeks. You don’t need any previous trekking experience nor climbing expertise to do this trek. However, you must be physically fit and mentally determined to do this moderate type of trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas. Although you can do Everest Base Camp trek solo, we highly recommend you to hire a professional trekking guide. You can also book this trip via a local trekking agency of Kathmandu to get more details and further help. One among hundreds of such trekking agencies, Orbit Alpine Adventure can be the best choice as the crew of this agency is highly professional.

4. How much does it cost for Everest Base Camp trek?

The cost of Everest Base Camp trek package designed by Orbit Alpine Adventure is very reasonable with quality services. You have enough room for getting customized package of Everest Base Camp trek by consulting with our agency. For more information, contact us via email, phone call, WhatsApp or online booking facilities.

Day to Day Itinerary

OPEN ALL DAYS Outline Itinerary

After taking breakfast, the team member of Orbit Alpine Adventure transfers you to the Kathmandu International Airport. You catch a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla enjoying the beautiful valleys, high altitude villages, amazing landscapes and snowcapped peaks. From Lukla, you formally begin Everest Base Camp Short trek moving towards Phakding by witnessing the stone path and mani walls. By crossing the Hillary Suspension Bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, you move towards Namche Bazaar through dense rhododendron and pine forests. You might even witness the typical animal and bird species of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nepal. Overnight stay at a guesthouse by enjoying the food of your choice and appetite.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m/10,958ft
  • Time: 9 Hours

As there is always possibility for altitude sickness as soon as you reach above 3,000 metres, acclimatization is necessary. For the acclimatization purpose, you have a break at Namche Bazaar which is also time to explore the important sites nearby it. You can hike to Everest View Hotel, the highest altitude hotel in the world for the captivating sight of Mt. Everest. Similarly, you can take a short tour to Sherpa Museum (also known as Hillary Museum) to know more about their culture and tradition. The Hall of Fame of the museum is the gallery displaying the antique pictures of Hillary and Tenzing right from 1953 expedition. Namche Bazaar Monastery lets you know more about the Tibetan Buddhist art and artifacts including rites and rituals. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m/10,958ft

After breakfast, you begin the journey through a well-defined trail that shows through some Sherpa ethnic villages towards Tengboche. On the way, you can have the enthralling sight of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse Shar, Kangtega and Tobache. By walking past an Army Barrack deployed for the protection of Sagarmatha National Park, you reach Tengboche. You take a short stroll around Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the entire Khumbu region in the lunch break. Walking along the stone-paved path through Dobuche, you reach Pangboche which has the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a local teahouse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Pangboche
  • Altitude: 3,985m/13,074ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

Today, you follow the rugged trail along the forests of Sagarmatha National Park, the highest altitude conservation area in the world. On the way, you may have some occasional glimpses of some species of the Himalayan animals and birds. You cross a village named Somare to reach Dingboche, one of the key stops during Everest Base Camp trek. Relishing the smiling mountain views of the Khumbu region and observing the Sherpa cultural villages, you reach Thukla for the night station. Overnight stay at a local teahouse of Thukla enjoying the typical Nepali food items.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thukla
  • Time: 6 Hours

You begin today’s trekking after having breakfast, perhaps a bowl of the garlic soup to maintain the temperature of the body in the Himalayas! Witnessing the alluring vistas of the snowcapped peaks of Everest area, you move ahead towards Gorak Shep. It used to be the original base camp until 1953 Everest expedition and before the recent Everest Base Camp was developed. After keeping your backpack at the hotel where you are going to spend the night, you ascend towards EBC. You walk past the Gorak Shep Lake, once the largest glacial lake rejoicing the sight of the Khumbu Glacier. Now, your dream to reach the highest possible place on the lap of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest comes true! From the base camp, you can see all the snowy peaks welcoming you to their surrounding but Mt. Everest itself hides behind. You have no other alternative to waiting one more night to have the mesmerizing outlook of Mt. Everest. Then, you trek down to Gorak Shep, the last human settlement area towards the base camp of the world’ highest peak.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Gorak Shep
  • Altitude: 5,364m/17,598ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

Today is yet another main important day that you have been waiting for long time, especially, since you first heard about Mt. Everest. Rising early in the morning, perhaps around 3 or 4 am, you set off to Kala Patthar before the sun rises. Once you reach Kala Patthar, the best natural viewpoint of Mt. Everest, you remain awestruck due to what you see in front of you! The sunrays hitting the snowy peaks of the Great Himalayas including Mt. Everest are the best firsthand experience that one ever gets in lifetime! Your eyes at a glance feel like dazzled due to the sunrise view of the Himalayas glittering in the red colour. Moreover, Mt. Pumori grins at you from behind the Mountain Giants as if it were to tell something secret!

The mesmerizing scenery of the Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu Icefall is not less to mention here! You can take as many photographs as you want by keeping the tallest mountains of the world on the background. Then, you hike to Gorak Shep; have your breakfast and begin to measure the trail leading to Periche. Storing the spellbinding view of the glittering peaks, glaciers and icefalls of the Nepalese Himalayas, you walk slowly and carefully. You will feel really high-spirited due to the newness in the snow-clad peaks while descending towards the lower elevation. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4,371m/14,341ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

After breakfast, you trek down toward Namche Bazaar by following the trail that passes along some classic Sherpa villages like Debuche, Tenboche and Phunke Danda. The speed of the pace automatically accelerates while descending through lush rhododendron and pine forests. By crossing the some suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, you arrive Namche Bazaar, the main business hub of the Sherpa region. On the way, you have the majestic sight of the mountains like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache and Lhotse. You can spend the night by enjoying the dishes of your choice as all types of modern amenities are found here. Perhaps, partying with the colleagues to make this Nepal trip more memorable is a great idea! 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m/10,958ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

Today is the last day of trekking in the epic Everest region from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, the Tenzing Hillary Airport. You walk through Monjo, a Sherpa town where lies the checkpoint of Sagarmatha National Park Entry permits to reach Phakding. Enjoying the breathtaking appearance of the snow-white mountains and the Sherpa valleys, you arrive Lukla for the night rest. In the spare time, you can take a short stroll around the Sherpa hilly town to explore more about it.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,860m/9,383ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

By catching the morning flight from Lukla, you arrive at the Kathmandu International Airport within 35 minutes. Don’t forget to have an aerial view of the Sherpa Valleys region as this is the last voyage of this year. After you are landed at the airport, the representative of Orbit Alpine Adventure transfers you to the hotel booked for accommodation. You can either take a complete rest or celebrate with your people as you have already been to the base camp of Mt. Everest! You can also walk around the tourist hub, Thamel to purchase some gift items for the people in your home country. The choice is all yours!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Time: 35 Minutes