Short Everest Base camp Trek – A Complete Guide with Itinerary

Short Ebc (Everest base camp) trek is the most incredible experience that takes you through the base camp of Everest in less than 12 days, with luxurious comfort and style. When you walk through the trekking it will provide you natural pleasure, Buddhist priory, & high altitude flora and fauna. While on returning Heli flights back to Kathmandu, trekker’s get to explore spellbinding scenarios of the Sagarmatha and the other peaks in the span of enjoyment of the trek through the fascinating Sherpa hamlets & experiencing spectacular aerial view of the Everest region. Short Ebc trek is the most thrilling & adventurous trek.

There’s no fear during the short Everest base camp trek with us. You’ll completely feel safe & comfortable because of the loving, caring, respectful, and kindful nature of the people during this trek. People are really very friendly and welcoming. So it is completely safe for the women whether you are trekking alone or you’re trekking with the team. Yes you’ll get the attention of the local people because you are a foreigner & your gender but still there is nothing to worry about, it is completely safe to travel or trek.

Guide is the backbone of the trekking world. Guide helps you throughout every step of the trek, because they have good knowledge about the geography regarding the trek & high altitude. Yes, you can hire a guide from Kathmandu. You also can also hire a guide from Kathmandu and also from the Lukla. It’s totally up to you. Hiring a guide from Kathmandu will make you feel more comfortable and you’ll enjoy the company of the guide from Kathmandu. If speaking English is your problem then you can also guide according to your mother tongue. We have German, French, Spanish, Chinese speaking guides as well.

There will be no communication barrier between you and the guide because there will be the best guide with good communication skills.

What type of cuisine is available during the short Ebc trek?

In the tea house, traditional Nepalese cuisine is served, with lots of noodles & rice. Nevertheless, most of the tea houses also offer a range on their menus, such as pizza, lasagna, burger, chips, apple pie and even a buff curry with rice. Hot and cold drinks including beer are also served according to your order but it may not be good when you’re in high altitude. It is also better to eat something hot and light. If you overeat you will have problems while walking with a heavy stomach. From starters, main course and dessert you will get everything in the food menu. You’ll get continental breakfast up to $2 to $7 and Nepali cuisine food up to $10 to $12.

How much weight is carried by the porter in the short Ebc trek?

During the short Ebc trek, one porter will help 2 clients. We prosecute the weight limits of the maximum 20kg/44lbs to 25kg per porter. So, we suggest you carry only essential trekking equipment & it should be 15kg/33lbs, not more than that. Also, the domestic flights in Nepal only grant 15kg/33lbs by putting both luggage & backpack together. And you can store the remaining luggage in the hotel of Kathmandu which will be managed by your agent.

Pinpoints of short Everest base camp trek.

  • Mesmerizing sun setting over Everest from Kala Pattar, this is basically known as Everest view point
  • Peaceful environment, with the fabulous scenery of the mountain covered with snow
  • Climate & temperature are cold in this place.
  • Tibetan snowcock, musk deer, red panda, mountain yak, & golden

Which season is suitable for short Ebc trekking?

Everest Base camp trek can be performed through out the year. But rainy season is not suggested. Spring and Autumn are best time to trek.

Spring season (early March to late July)

During this period, the temperature and climate begins warmer. You’ll see greenery all over the hills. Flowers tend to blossom and everything seems even more beautiful and better. The day will be longer and warmer in the march & it will be still cold in the morning & at nights. You’ll get a chance to see rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower) blossoming all over the hills. Since it is the perfect time for trekking it can be quite busy & you’ll experience many visitors in the himalayan region.

Autumn season (September to early November)

This is the season where the day will be warm & clean, the temperature falls off slightly cold. It will be an incredible journey when you trek in this season. There will be no risk of snowfall, rainfall and there will be no leeches as well. In this season, mountains will be more noticeable.

Climate and temperature

no.  SeasonsDay timeNight time
1.Winter-18⁰c to 16⁰c-5⁰c to 12⁰c
2.Summer-10⁰c to 8⁰c07⁰c to 15⁰c
3Spring2⁰c to 16⁰c-12⁰c to 02⁰c
3.Autumn-12⁰c to 16⁰c02⁰c to 5⁰c

Detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrivals in Kathmandu, welcome dinner. O/n at hotel/ trek preparation

Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will pick up from the Tribhuvan international airport. And then at the hotel, freshen up & take some rest. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner organized by Adventure Vision Treks.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) & trek to Phakding (2650m)

Lukla Airport
Lukla Airport

Early in the morning drive to Manthali (4 hours) takes Manthali to Lukla flight. A day starts with an early morning flight with a drive to Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu. We will catch a short Tran- himalayan flight to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla (2804m). At Lukla, our trekking guide will brief you & introduce you to the porter before starting the trek towards Phakding (2,610m).
We walk on a trail that slowly drops down to Chepling village from where we get the glimpse of the mountain Khumbila, a sacred mountain that has been climbed. And then we descend further down until Phakding.

Day 03: trek to Namche (3440m)

On the third day we continue trekking along the banks of the river called Dudh Koshi & cross the river several times through suspension bridges loaned with prayer flags. We cross Chumao & Monjo villages before reaching the entrance points of Sagarmatha national park. Then after, we cross suspension, bridge & we will walk across Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi & Bhote Koshi. A steep climb through the forested trail leads us towards the Namche Bazaar.

Aerial view of Namche Bazaar, a bustling town surrounded by majestic mountains. Colorful buildings dot the landscape, showcasing the unique blend of Sherpa culture and Himalayan beauty.
Namche Bazaar: A vibrant heart nestled in the Himalayas, where culture meets adventure.

Day 04: Acclimation rest day

This will be the first scheduled acclimatization day on our treks. Mountain experts will suggest you to stay active throughout the day; we climb high and sleep low. We spend our day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize & adjust our body in this atmosphere.

After having breakfast, we hike to Syangboche Airstrip that is wonderfully located on a hill above the town. From here, we get to witness the striking view of Namche & tempting Himalayan ranges as well. Further, we hike to the Everest view hotel. It is the highest located hotel in the world & served the best view of Everest and other peaks right in front of the table. We trek back to Namche, visit Everest photo gallery & the Sherpa cultural museum.

Day 05: trek to Thyangboche

After having breakfast, we take an easy trail from Namche which leads us to the wide valley called Dudh Koshi valley at the village of Phungki Tharka. Here we get the great views of Mountain Everest. We then walk along the right side of the river called Dudh Koshi River until Tengboche. The trail from Namche to Tengboche offers the impressive beauty of nature. Trekker gets to see mesmerizing view of the rivers, hills & peaks.

Tengboche village is nestled at the juncture of the Dudh Koshi and the Imja khola (river). It is surrounded by incredible hills covered with the stunning flower rhododendron forest. The village houses Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region.

Day 06: trek to Dingboche

Today we will cross the Imja River via a suspension bridge & walk towards the beautiful village of the dingboche. We drop off & walk throughout the rich forest of birch, conifer and rhododendron treks. On the way, we get the stunning views of Mt.Everest, Mt.Lhotse & Ama Dablam. We will walk along Lobuche River & Imja valley before making the ascent to dingboche.

Day 07: Rest day at Dingboche (4360m)

We will spend a day in dingboche which helps our body to acclimatize at higher altitude. Today we climbed on a ridge located behind the village & witnessed the amazing views of 8 thou sanders including Lhotse, Makalu & Cho Oyu. In addition, we also get to admire the cholaste & taboche peaks. And to the north-east, we can see the peaks standing above the Khumbu khola valley. We will also see the picture of dingboche village & wide Imja khola valley from another point of the ridge.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

After having breakfast, we’ll continue our trek to Lobuche via Dhunga. We’ll walk across the trekkers Aid post located at Pheride (4210m). The post is operated by the western volunteer doctors & assisted by the himalayan rescue association. We also walk across Chupki Lhara, a rock- strewn slanting from where attractive mountain vistas can be seen here. The chain follows the Khumbu glacier hill with exceptional views of the mountain peaks like Khumbutse, the mahalangur Himal, Lingtren & the pumori. Mount Nupste looms up ahead once the glacier pass is crossed. And overnight in Lobuche.

Day 09: Trek to gorak shep (5288m) excursion to Everest Base Camp (5545m)

Everest base campThe chain to Everest base camp is not so difficult. Nevertheless, we have ascended & descended quite often on a glacier footpath. We also walk on rough land. As we reach the base camp, we admire the amazing melt patterns and enjoy the round view of ice giants on the upper reaches of Khumbu glaciers. Mt. Everest Base Camp serves the outstanding views of Nupste, Khumbutse, & Pumori mountains. After exploration, we retrace our steps back to gorak shep to stay overnight.

Day 10: Climb Kalapattar- Gorak Shep & Kathmandu by Helicopter.

It is another significant day of the trek. Today we will be hiking early in the morning to witness mesmerizing sunrise views from Kala patthar (5545m). It is the most famous viewpoint in Nepal. After that, we trek back to Gorak Shep. After having breakfast, we will enjoy a comfy helicopter ride to return back to Kathmandu. You’ll also experience spellbinding aerial views of the wonderful topography as well as the huge himalayan range. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Trip ends

At the assigned time we’ll drop you to the airport. Our team is delighted to serve you any means. Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Tribhuvan international Airport for your final departure. Goodbye & May we meet again & we are glad to be part of your journey.

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