Short Everest Base Camp TrekShort Everest Base Camp Trek

Short Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days

  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Max. Altitude5555 meters
  • Starts/EndsLukla/Lukla
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin 1 Pax
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Get close to the Sherpa people and experience their culture.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar-vantage point to witness magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nutpse, etc.
  • Remote villages of the Everest region with amazing monasteries, museums, towns, cheese factories, etc.
  • Encounter with rocky moraine, suspension bridges, glacier lake, Khumbu ice fall, and Dudh Koshi River.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek is the finest trek following the legendary footsteps of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hilary. Everest Base Camp Short trekking package is suitable for short-time travelers. The trek takes you through the Sherpa Villages to the base of Mt. Everest. It allows you to discover the Everest region within a short time. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is on the to-do list of trekking lovers. Moreover, the trek combines high altitudes of 5364 meters (EBC) and 5555 meters (Kalapatthar).

During the journey to EBC, walk through the Sagarmatha National Park and dense rhododendron forests. However, the green hills and forests disappear as the trek goes higher. Soaring mountains, stunning landscapes, ice-falls, and glaciers begin to appear. The main highlight of this trek is the impressive sunrise view from Kala Patthar. Similarly, the views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, etc. are mind-blowing. Moreover, the cultural display of the Sherpa People from the Khumbu is unmatched.

Mountain Eco Trails presents you with the short and rapid EBC Trek for those with limited time and budget. We take you to the foothills of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. Our 10-Day EBC Trek in Nepal gives you a lifetime experience through this spectacular journey to Everest. However, if you do not have 10 days in Nepal and still want to see Mt. Everest,Everest View Trek is ideal for you. 

Why Choose the Everest Base Camp Short Trek 10 Days?

  • Suitable for trekkers who have limited time to get into the Himalayas.
  • Reach the foothills of the highest peak in the world in less than two weeks.
  • Encounter the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, etc. in a short time.
  • Easy for Experienced trekkers to complete the trek in a short time.
  • Challenging trek for adventure seekers.
  • Easy and reliable trekking booking process.
  • Customized itinerary with professional trekking experts on and off the field.

Difficult Level of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek

This Short Everest Base Camp Trek is quite challenging than the regular 12-day EBC Trek. It involves walking 7-8 hours a day without acclimatization days. Hence, trekkers need excellent physical fitness with previous trekking experience. Moreover, trekking with no acclimatization or rest days can make breathing difficult in high altitude. This short EBC Trek is not for novice trekkers. What makes short Everest Base Camp Trek Difficult?

  • Flight delays and cancellations.
  • Tight schedule and itinerary.
  • No acclimatization days to adapt your body to the altitude.
  • Long hours of walking in a day.
  • Fatigue and Tired throughout the journey.
  • Signs and symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness.

Pathways to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar 

The Lukla is the starting point of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek. However, other treks like Gokyo Valley or Three High Passes Trek operate from Lukla. Then from Lukla, you will start the trek passing Dudh Koshi River Valley and entering Phakding Village. It takes around 6-7 days to reach Base camp passing through the different Sherpa Village. During the ascent to the Base Camp, you will stay overnight in the local villages like Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. After Gorakshep, there are no local villages to stay overnight.

From Gorakshep, you will hike to EBC and Kala Pathhar and return. Hiking down won’t take as long as you arrive at Lukla within 3-4 Days. Moreover, flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla is the ending part of the trek.

Cost for the Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days 

If you are really into the Short Everest Base Camp Trek but not sure about the costs. Hence, we have a special private trek and group joining EBC Trek with a flexible itinerary and cost.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Price for 2024/2025

  • Private Everest Base Camp Trekking costs USD 1299
  • Group joining Everest Base Camp Trekking Cost (2-4 pax) USD 1199 per person.
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking costs 5-10 Pax USD 1099 Per person.

Note: If you book The Everest Base Camp Trek early a month before the departure, you will get a 5% discount.

Itinerary

During the high trekking season, fly to Lukla operated from Manthali Airport, Ramechhap. From Kathmandu, driving for 4-5 hours will take you to Ramechhap. Next, catching the flight from Ramechhap will take you to Lukla. The trek begins from Lukla and takes you to Phakding through the Dudh Koshi River Valley. Overnight stay at Phakding.

  • Max Altitude:2600 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Meals:Lunch and Dinner

With an early morning breakfast, the trail heads to the tourist hub of the Khumbu Region, Namche Bazaar. You will walk through the ridges of Dudh Koshi River and cross the suspension over it several times. Next, crossing the Hillary Suspension bridge for the last time, you will ascend to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar. This short trek is going to be a rapid one, so, walking as fast as you can will allow you to explore Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

  • Max Altitude:3440 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

If it was a regular EBC Trek, then this day would be your acclimatization day. However, you will continue to walk to Tengboche from here. The village of Tengboche is popular for its largest monastery in the Khumbu Region. You will walk uphill and downhill crossing many small stupas ornamented by prayer flags. Upon reaching Sansa, get a glimpse of Mt. Ama Dablam while sipping tea or coffee. From here, the trail descends through the Rhododendron forests, and crossing the suspension bridge again takes you to Tengboche Village. Visit to the Tengboche Monastery in the evening to witness the monks chanting the mantras and prayers. Overnight stay at Tengboche.

  • Max Altitude:3800 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Tengboche, the trail will go downhill through the forests and cross the suspension bridge again. Next, ascending will take you to the village of Dingboche. For the regular EBC Trekkers, this is another place to stay for acclimatization. You can find a bulk of trekkers who are taking rest days at Dingboche. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

  • Max Altitude:4410 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today the day begins with a pleasant walk through the rocky grassland and Yak Pasture. The trail allows you to see the views of Lhotse to the North and Ama Dablam to the south. Walking for another hour takes you to Pheriche. From here, you will hike down walking on the Khumbu Glacier until you reach Lobuche. Overnight stay at Lobuche.

  • Max Altitude:4910 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Lobuche, gentle walk until you take a steep climb over the Khumbu Glacier moraine. The trail is windy, rocky, and slippery. However, it delivers the outstanding views of Nuptse, Pumori, and Everest. Upon reaching Gorakshep, take a short break and leave your luggage at Gorakshep. You will hike to Everest Base Camp for the next 3 hours. It will be the historical day of your life. Witness the magical Khumbu Ice Fall from the Base Camp. Spend your time and click some snaps to save as the memory. After that, you will hike down to Gorakshep to stay overnight.

  • Max Altitude:5364 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:8-9 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Reach the highest point of this trek, Kala Pathhar, and admire the sunrise views over the soaring peaks of over 8000 meters. Get the stunning pictures and then hike down to Gorakshep for breakfast. After breakfast, you will pack your backpack and get down to Pheriche following the same route. Overnight stay at Pheriche.

  • Max Altitude:4370 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:8-9 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It will be the second last day of your trek. The trail will be relatively easy, as you will climb down passing through the rhododendron forests. Similarly, along the way you will get to see the Himalayan wildlife like mountain goats and pheasants. Crossing a suspension bridge will take you to the Namche Bazaar.

  • Max Altitude:3440 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunc, Dinner

From Namche, you will trek down through the Rhododendron forests and cross several suspension bridges to reach Lukla. Enjoy and feast as it will be the last day in the mountains. Overnight stay at Lukla.

  • Max Altitude:2600 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get ready with your backpack and flight ticket to Ramechaap or Lukla. You will say goodbye to your guide and porter team today. After you land at Ramechapp, another 4-5 hours drive will take you to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

  • Max Altitude:1350 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:45 minutes flight and 4-5 hours drive
  • Meals:Breakfast
What's Included
  • International Airport Pickup and Drop in a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Ramechhap-Kathmandu sharing transportation costs.
  • Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechapp flight tickets.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit Card
  • Khumbu Region Municipality Permit Card.
  • 9-night accommodation in the best available tea house during the trek.
  • 2-night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast before and after the trek respectively.
  • Meals during the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Highly experienced and government license-holder trekking guide.
  • Salary and expenses of the guide including meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Domestic Airport Tax
  • Government and Local Tax.
What's not Excluded
  • Travel insurance, international flight fare, and visa costs.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra accommodation and meals in Trekking if there is a weather change or flight delay.
  • Personal expenses during the trek like bar bills, snacks, shopping, boiled water, hot shower, battery charges, Wi-Fi, etc.
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment.
  • Porter expenses. (If you need we can arrange that cost USD 20 per day)
  • Tips for guide and Porter.
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Start DateStarts: FridayJul 26, 2024End DateEnds: SundayAug 04, 2024PricePriceUS$1199StatusStatusAvailable
Good to Know

Lukla Flight Information

Because of the high air traffic in Peak Trekking season, there is no direct flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Hence, trekkers must drive 4-5 hours to Ramechapp, Manthali airport to catch the Lukla flight. We suggest our clients arrive in Nepal at least a day before departing for the trek. However, during the off-trekking season (winter and monsoon), there is a direct flight from Kathmandu-Lukla.

Accommodation during the Short Everest Base Camp Trek

The short EBC Trek in our package includes the normal accommodation in a tea house during the trek. Every tea house has rooms with two single beds and a dining hall. Likewise, the bathroom and toilet are basic too. Moreover, it includes a 2-night stay in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel.

Note: The rooms are on the sharing basis of the same gender group. However, if you also want a private room, it will cost a little extra.

EBC Trek Meals 

During this EBC short Trek, you will put as much effort into high altitude. Hence, you need nutritious food that helps you get going during the trek. The EBC Short Trek package includes 10 breakfasts, 9 Lunch, and 9 Dinner. You can choose from the menu set by the Khumbu Region. We recommend avoiding meat and dairy products during your meal. The breakfast menu includes pancakes, toast, Tibetan bread, porridge, muesli, and many more. Likewise, hot drinks like tea, coffee, and soups are available. The lunch and dinner are almost similar options such as Daal Bhat, Pasta, Spaghetti, Noodles, Soups, fried rice, and many more.

Electricity and Communication

The Electricity Facilities during the trek are not that difficult. You can charge your mobiles and batteries in the tea houses where you stay. However, in some tea houses charging devices incur some cost. Nevertheless, carry your power bank or backup charger with you.

About the communication, hotels in the Everest region have internet access. However, you can’t always rely on them. The Wi-Fi is just to connect with your loved ones or check an email. In some cases, you have to pay for the Wi-Fi as well.

Best time to do the Short Everest Base Camp Trek

The trekking season in Nepal begins from March to May and September to November. These seasons deliver perfect views with clear skies. Likewise, days are usually sunny and nights are cold. However, you always have to be ready to face the weather challenges. It can change anytime a year.

FAQs
  • The short Everest Base camp can be done by beginners as well if they are mentally and physically fit. We recommend doing some cardio and strength training before embarking on this trek.

  • Yes, you can complete the EBC Trek in 10 days if you are in good shape with previous high-altitude trekking experience

  • To avoid altitude sickness during the EBC Trek, we recommend the following tips:

    • Climb slowly at your own pace.
    • Drink plenty of water and liquid meals.
    • Eat nutritious food during your meals.
    • Avoid alcoholic beverages and smoking.
    • Carry necessary first aid kits.
  • To book a short Everest Base Camp Trek, please do not hesitate to Mountain Eco Trails trekking experts. He will give you enough information and the booking procedure

  • They do accept the US Dollars but the exchange rate will be very less than in Kathmandu. Therefore, it is better to carry NPR with you during the trek.

  • We suggest carrying 25-30 USD per day equivalent to NPR 3500-4000. The meals and other facilities in the Everest are more expensive than in the city.

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