13 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek

“Imagine how you feel when you trek in the shadow of the world’s highest peak, Sherpa Land and witness the view of Everest from Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp”
Good to Know
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5545 m (K)
  • Group Size 1+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  • Enjoy the adventure of walking at the foot of the world's number one Mt. Everest.
  • Grand views of mountains and beautiful landscapes from the start to the end.
  • Super flight to Lukla with an awesome panorama of Himalaya with Mt. Everest.
  • Enjoy the immense culture of Buddhism within Sherpa village with traditional life.
  • Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site is enriched with flora and fauna.
  • On top of the high Kalapathar with spectacular views of Mt. Everest and giant peaks.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap—if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: 13 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek 2023/2024

This extraordinary Everest Base Camp 13 Days Trek takes you to the base camp of the world’s highest peak “Mt. Everest” and offers you the chance to observe high Sherpa settlements, panoramic views, and the world’s highest Sagarmatha National Park. You will also get to experience several highland Buddhist shrines during the trek.

The EBC Short Trek typically takes around 13 days, according to the professional itinerary we have created. The walk starts with a fast, scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small airstrip nestled in the hills and mountains of the Khumbu Region. After landing at Lukla, trekkers begin their journey on foot.

The trekking trail takes you through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, suspension bridges, and alpine landscapes. Before reaching Everest Base Camp, you'll pass through famous villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep.

Trekking Towards Everest Base Camp is a rewarding adventure that allows you to experience the Himalayan beauty, Sherpa culture, and the thrill of being near the world's highest peak. However, as with any trek, it's recommended to be well-prepared, physically fit, and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek involves altitudes above 5,000 meters (16,400 feet), so acclimatization for the Everest Base Camp Trek is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. Trekkers and travelers should be prepared for varying weather conditions along the trail and rugged terrain during the Everest Base Camp Short Trekking course, especially on the way to Dingboche and on the way to Gorakshep and the Everest Base Camp from Lobuche.

Why 13 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking is considered to be the best?

Everest Base Camp Short Trek trip takes you into the Khumbu Region that has captivated adventurous men and women ever since 1920. This tailor-made shortened itinerary is perfect for those with sound physical abilities and mentally strong. It ideally befits travelers who wish to see the unmatched beauty and wonders of the Everest Region in a limited time frame. This exceptional trekking trail is dotted with small villages, prayer wheels, mani stones, and stunning scenery. Give yourself a chance to converse with your new-found friends around the dining room fire in the evening.  This Everest Base Camp Short Trek route takes you to the iconic Kala Patthar (5545m) which is a significant vantage point known for its breathtaking scenery of the Everest Region. Apart from that Namche Bazaar mesmerizes you with its history, culture, and diversity.

Where and how does the Everest Base Camp Trek start?

Everest Base Camp Trek begins in the lively city of Kathmandu. Next, we will embark on a short and scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, you trek through the trail marked with diversity. Trekking through unique villages including Phakding, Benkar, Monjo, Jorsale, and others. Along the way visit several monasteries, Chortens, and Prayer wheels. Crossover suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags and walk straight into the Sagarmatha National Park. Continuing our walk we follow the trail all along the torrential Dudh Koshi River until we reach the buzzing Namche Bazaar. Namche is a Himalayan town with interesting shops, fabulous food, stunning views, and culture. Namche Bazaar is also a traditional trading hub and one of the highest permanently settled villages in the world.

After acclimatization at the lower elevations, we head towards the scenic Tengboche and its impressive monastery. From Tengboche adventure leads to stunning Gorak Shep and the iconic Kala Patthar for a surreal view of the Himalayas. Kala Patthar is famous for its breathtaking view of glittering peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Changtse. From here, the clear views of the majestic Khumbu Glacier, the famed Khumbu Icefall, the glacial rivers, and the avalanche paths are awe-inspiring. Returning from the high Himalayas you will get to explore the authentic lifestyle of the Sherpa community. It is an opportunity for you to be familiar with and watch closely the unchanged culture that they revere and ardently practice. Everest Base Camp Short trek ends in Lukla before returning to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu.


Which is the best season for trekking in the Everest Base Camp Region? How should I prepare?

The Everest Base Camp Short Trek route is available all year. March to May and September to December is the best time of the year for doing this trek. As for the preparation, the drill is informed that you will have to hike up and down on an unpaved trail for a week carrying your bag pack. You will have to at least carry 6 to 7 kilos on average and walk 5-6 hours a day. For that, it is advisable to work on your strength and endurance for a few months before you make it to the Everest Base Camp Circuit. Train and tone your body for 5-6 days a week and once in a while walking up and down a hill with your bag pack loaded with 6 to 12 kg. This will help your legs and muscles to get stronger. If you want to conquer the Base Camp then start practicing and get into the trek mode as soon as you can.

This is one of the most eventful life-changing trekking journeys of a kind to the Everest Base Camp. So join Nepal Trekking Planner for this trek to make sure you get the best out of the trip. We are happy to provide you with a profoundly satisfying award-winning service for the adventure of your life. The sooner you reach out to us the better it would be. We would be more than happy to answer all your questions or concerns with the best effective solutions instantly.

Optional activities in Kathmandu before or after 13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

We do have the best alternatives to choose from during your spare time within the scheduled time frame. It provides you with one of the best opportunities for you to unite with nature, your traditional way of life, and age-old culture. Besides getting an insight into the Himalayan dwellers you can indulge in various activities. You get to visit Kathmandu city tours,  an old age home, ethnic cooking classes, attend a yoga session, and be at the orphanage or a community school. An exciting option to get a different perspective and a refreshing experience while trekking in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek-Climate and Weather

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night time as well as in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.

Other months from September to November are another great time for treks around Kanchenjunga Base Camp and other areas of the Himalayas, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of the autumn season with extremely cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.


Everest Base Camp Area - Local Culture and Religion

Sherpas are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan regions, the word “Sherpa” comes from the Tibetan language. As East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around the high Himalayas of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalayas range from Eastern parts of Tibet.

Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herdings like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.

In every Sherpa village, one can find a monastery, some are older by more than 500 years like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages”, whereas the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older and was destroyed by a huge fire in 1991 and been built to its original shapes.

As you walk from one village to another, you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (domes), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.

Sherpa men-folks were the earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still held the post to the present.

Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp short trek

Nepal Trekking Planner strongly advises and recommends all clients purchase Travel as well as Medical Insurance against unforeseen circumstances that might arise or occur during your Himalayan holidays, Travel and Medical Insurance should be obtained through World Nomads Travel Insurance for your upcoming holiday in Nepal Himalayan destinations.

Whilst all our hikes, trekking, and tour programs with itineraries where accommodations are all set in respective Hotels/lodges/Home Stay, Guest House, and Resorts even camping in some remote areas as per the set program itinerary. Some days could be longer or could be shorter depending upon the fitness of the clients, availability of vehicles on time, flight delay, cancellation, unfavorable bad weather, and roads or trail conditions. Nepal Trekking Planner requests Clients on booking to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance compulsory undertaking any tour and trek. It should include adequate protection for tour/treks duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation expenses in any means of transportation on emergency evacuation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and adequate cover for baggage.

In this situation, your selected and chosen tour destination may differ from the program itineraries. In rare cases, we might even have to reroute or cancel the trips as per the political, riot, bad weather, broken road or trail condition, and porter's situation and condition. The company has the right to cancel the trips due to unavoidable conditions beyond our control including if the volume of travelers is less than expected as per the trips selected. In this case, please bear with us we will try our best to adjust the itinerary trips as best as possible for your convenience.

Altitude Sickness-Everest Base Camp Trek.

Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitudes, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Headache/Dizziness.

  • Nausea/vomiting.

  • tiredness/fatigue.

  • Sleepy but can’t sleep.

  • Loss of appetite.

Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.


Washing and Toilet facilities for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitudes there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get a warm bowl of water.

Toilets are mainly Asian-style squat toilets. The toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead, use a dustbin.

Why Trekking Planner Nepal for 13 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek?

So Trekking Planner Nepal presents the 13 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek package, which is all-inclusive and has no hidden cost except the excluded cost of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek. In this Everest Base Camp Short trek package, Trekking Planner Nepal covers everything when the payment is made for the booking - permits for Everest Base Camp trek, accommodation for Everest Base Camp Trek, Maps for Everest Base Camp Trekking, Itinerary for Everest Best Camp Trek and everything, including the guide and porters for Everest Base Camp Short Trek is covered.

Traveling and hiking in Nepal with Nepal Trekking Planner means that after paying the booking cost for the Everest Base Camp short trek 2023/2024, everything is covered, which is included in the Everest Base Camp short trek itinerary.

Check the Everest Base Camp Short Trek Itinerary, Everest Base Camp short trek maps, and Everest Base Camp short trek suggested gear lists carefully before booking the package.
Always check what the package covers when you pay for the Everest Base Camp Trek, and check all the things included and excluded.

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Important Note

  • 13 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek trip departure every day of the year.

  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.

  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.

  • We also provide only guide and porter service 

  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.

  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.

  • We can help you make it fit your budget.

  • We accept instant booking and online payment.

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The Everest Base Camp short Trek provides with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • AccommodationHotel moonlight/Hotel Lo Mustang/Hotel Thamel Park
  • MealsWelcome dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

You’ll be received at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by a representative of Nepal Trekking Planner and escorted to the hotel for your stay after you shall complete the necessary formalities at the customs. After refresh at your hotel get some briefing about the trip that is to begin and about this beautiful nation. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here. If you have any question regarding your trip you could ask. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationSee you Lodge/Sherpa Guide
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time2780m/9121ft

Organize your trekking equipment and pack your bags the day before, as we shall leave early for Lukla which is the gateway to Everest. Led by a trekking guide, we shall reach Lukla from the scenic flight in a carefully loaded twin otter that shall mark the adventure in the region. Aerial view of the vast landscape with lush valleys and hills, view of the glittering mountains, serpentine shaped rivers weaving the settlements and valleys, and dramatic sight of the terraced hills make this flight entertaining. After landing at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla and meeting with other trek members, we embark on an introductory trek to Phakidng. In the route used traditionally by various communities and traders to trade with Tibet, we shall move ahead in the trail. Trek begins with the steep descent to Chheplung village past stone walls, we reach to Thado Koshigaon. Crossing a suspension bridge, the journey shall continue on to Phakding through small settlements, the viewpoint of Kusum Kangaroo, past prayer wheels and prayer flags, dense forest, diverse flora and fauna, besides the caravan of trekkers and climbers, porters, and locals in and out of the Khumbu valley. Stay overnight in Phakding.

  • AccommodationMoon Light Lodge and Restaurant
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft

Our trekking continues along the majestic and torrential Dudh Koshi River towards the ancient trading hub of Namche Bazaar. Starting with the first view of Kongde Ri Peak and through some suspension bridges the trail turns to the beautiful Benkar Valley past a beautiful waterfall, ancient gompa, and lush forests decorating the surroundings. At Benkar we enjoy the view of Thamserku (6623m) and the sacred Khumbila Peak (5765m) before stopping briefly at Monjo, the gateway of Sagarmatha National Park. Moving ahead through Jorsale village we reach Larja Dobhan, cross the high suspension bridge over the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi, and embark on the trail that goes steep till Namche Bazaar. En route to Namche, we have the view of majestic peaks such as Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and Nuptse (7879m) providing some relief during the ascent on the steep section. Namche Bazaar is famous for being the buzzing Sherpa town, and the perfect town for acclimatization and a hub for day hikes, having superb surroundings and scenery as well as rich cultural heritages. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationMoon Light Lodge and Restaurant
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft

In the day set aside for rest, we shall take on activities that shall help us acclimatize faster for our trekking journey ahead. In a town known for its colorful and lively nature, Namche has interesting shops and a buzzing Saturday market, tasty cuisines, and beautiful scenery as well as warm welcoming Sherpa people and the unchanged characteristics of this town for ages. Visit to the Sherpa Cultural Museum for detailed information on mountaineering in the region, flora and fauna, history and geography of the Himalayas, and the culture and traditions of the local inhabitants. Before the weather creates a hurdle, get involved in an early day hike to one of the nearby destinations. Everest View Hotel provides a marvelous view of Mount Everest Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam, and other nearby peaks, The twin villages of Khumjung and Khunde known for ancient monasteries with old age heritages and school and hospital built by the Edmund Hillary Foundation, are the popular day hike destinations from Namche Bazaar. After exploring the surrounding areas, prepare for the trekking ahead. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationTrekkers Inn/Paradise Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time3850m/12632ft

Trekking to the higher altitudes, we shall start our walk with a short but steep climb out of the Namche Bazaar before trekking on a fairly leveled trail to reach the settlements of Kenjoma and Sanasa through the dense forest and other vegetation, view of the mighty Everest and occasional exchange of greetings with fellow trekkers from other expeditions. After the trail junction leading to the Gokyo Valley and the Everest base camp, we head down to the riverbed of the mighty Dudh Koshi River and climb onto Phunke Tenga through several bridges and some hamlets. Marked by water-driven prayer wheels, Phunke Tenga generally serves as the resting place before taking on the steep trail leading to Tengboche. In a climb of around one hour and a half to two hours, ascent to Tengboche takes you in a twisting tail built on the hill through a rhododendron forest. Take it easy when you go for such an uphill climb as you are now heading to a higher altitude where you definitely won’t want to be affected by altitude mountain sickness.  In Tengboche visit the ancient monastery famous for the celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival, a huge statue of Lord Buddha, intricate wall paintings and peaceful chants by the monks, the breathtaking scenery of the majestic mountains (including Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Kantega and Thamserku Peaks) where blooming rhododendron flower contrasts with its color. Stay overnight in Tengbohe.

  • AccommodationDingboche Resort/Yak Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time4350m/14272ft

Leaving the amazing sunset and sunrise of Tengboche, today we shall head for another interesting village of Dingboche. Through the forest we descent from Dingboche to reach the village of Deboche that provides beautiful views of lofty Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and others. We head on in the trail through the sighting of Musk Deer, Monal and Blue Sheep and cross the exciting suspension bridge over Imja River before reaching the settlement of Panchboche. Ancient stupa in the upper Pangboche, surrounded by trees, is a stoppage worth a short visit. Ahead in the trail we have alpine vegetation as we move through landscape with scrub juniper and tundra until we reach Dingboche. The trekking section through Somare is rather flat; after this village we cross a suspension bridge and follow the Imja River upstream as we part our way from the trail to Pheriche. Further ahead in the trail we reach Dingboche where the trail from Lobuche to the Island Peak climb meets. Dingboche is a small village with stone walled houses, cultivation fields and the exquisite view of Lhotse, Island Peak and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight in Dingboche.

  • AccommodationDingboche Resort/Yak Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4350m/14272ft

On another day of rest and acclimatization in this trekking expedition, we shall have an important day before reaching the ultimate destination of this trip. The day will be utilized by short hikes to higher altitudes to adapt ourselves to higher altitudes. Hike to Nangkartshang Gompa provides the trekkers with breathtaking views, and the opportunity to get insight into the heritages such as intricate paintings, Thangka, and Yeti scalp and hand. Explore the valley formed by the mighty Imja River and the beautiful trail leading to the Island peak. A short hike to the hill behind Dingboche is another option that provides us with a view of a couple of six-thousander peaks.  After exploring the breathtaking surroundings, and capturing memories of the valley, we return for the overnight stay. Stay overnight in Dingboche and prepare for the next day's trek.

  • AccommodationOxygen Altitude Home/Pyramid Lobuche
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time4910m/16109ft

This section of trekking begins with a gradual ascent from the settlement of Dingboche and comes across grazing areas of cattle and the beautiful mountains to the far making the trek pleasant. Trekking past chortens, Mani walls, and stupas, we move forward with the view of beautiful Tabuche Peak (6495m), Ama Dablam Mountain, and many more, glacial valleys and vast landscapes before we climb onto the valley of Dughla, the last settlement before traveling further to the base camp. Ahead of this is the most poignant section of today’s trek. An hour of trek leads us to the height of the high ground overlooking the Khumbu valley, called Chukpo Lari, where monuments are built in remembrance of the mountaineers who lost their lives during their expedition to conquer Everest. The trail then descends to the western side of the valley after walking over the glacial moraines of the majestic Khumbu Glacier. Stay overnight in Lobuche.

  • AccommodationYeti Inn/ Everest Inn Pvt. Ltd
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time5180m/16995ft

This is the day you are waiting for! Today we shall be heading for the Everest Base Camp as the destination. Be careful for the acute mountain sickness at this altitude and trek accordingly. The trek from Lobuche begins early in the morning after breakfast. We reach Gorakshep after trekking over the lateral moraines of the Khumbu Glacier past the Italian research center, and the rocky paths, cautiously avoiding the ice pinnacles and occasional crevasses in the Khumbu region. The trail ascends over the Lobuche Pass and then reaches the section sandwiched by the large glaciers of Changri Nup and Khumbu. Shortly ahead is the awaited Gorakshep, our stoppage for lunch and the place of an overnight stay for today. After refreshment we head for our ultimate destination, the Everest Base Camp. Through the rocky path and on the New Moraine Route, we trek to the base camp. Flooded with the tents and camps of the climbers in the peak season, Everest Base Camp is the destination of a lifetime. The euphoric feeling of being there is beyond words and to be in the lap of the world’s tallest peak is something extraordinary. After capturing the memories of these extraordinary moments, we return back to the Gorakshep. You shall get completely lost in the beauty of the sunset visible from the base camp. Stay overnight in Gorakshep.

  • AccommodationPheriche Resort/Himalaya Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time5545m/18193ft

Get ready for another beautiful trekking day on the roof of the world as we trek to the Kala Patthar before making a return to the lower altitudes. Before the day breaks, we shall today get ready with our equipment and go for one of the most beautiful sunrises you will ever see. In a straight trek from Gorakshep to this small brown hill dwarfed by the Himalayas, we shall have a close-up view of the mighty Everest. Ideal for photographers, the sight of the Himalayas including Mt, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Changtse Peaks, the majestic Khumbu Glacier, and the southeast face of Everest. Reach for the higher point of this black hill and capture as many memories as you can. After this extraordinary scenery, trek down to Gorakshep for lunch before heading down to Pheriche.  We shall descend gradually from Gorakshep, in ups and downs, and through the rocky terrain before taking an exit from the vicinity of Everest at Dughla and walking straight to Pheriche. Through the damp valley floor covered with moss, from the alpine vegetation to the sub-alpine vegetation, this trek is mostly a downhill walk. Stay overnight in Pheriche.

  • AccommodationMoon Light Lodge and Restaurant
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft

The return from the vicinity of Everest continues as we depart from the beautiful Periche to the busy hub of Namche Bazaar. In this mostly downhill trek, we now are in the company of the torrential Dudh Koshi River. Our trek will be rather gradual as we won’t want to put much strain on our shaky legs and ankles. On this busy trekking trail, we shall encounter a caravan of fellow trekkers, porters, locals, and their pet animals like Yak used for transporting goods; make sure you give way to them.  The beautiful and dense forests, waterfalls, exciting and sometimes vertiginous suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, flat and bumpy trails, gompas and monasteries, rural settlements, and the culture and traditions practiced there are some of the major highlights of this section of the trek. Water-driven prayer wheels, viewpoints of the Himalayas, sights of rare wild animals, and strenuous stone steps shall take us to the destination of Namche Bazaar. Explore the busy streets of this ancient trade point and the current tourist hub as you take a rest for today in this beautiful village. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationSonam Lodge/Hikers Inn Lukla
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time2828m/9279ft

This section of the trek is the last of such trekking in this adventurous journey that climaxed in the base camp of Everest. Descent on a steep trail out of the Namche Bazaar to descent the riverbed of a confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River and after crossing over the high suspension bridge, we reach Monjo where we exit the Sagarmatha National Park. Through the beautiful Benkar and past waterfalls, several suspension bridges, unique, busy, and interesting villages including the popular ones such as Phakdng, Ghat, Nurning and Chheplung, Mani walls, and prayer wheels, we trek up to the hill town of Namche Bazaar. The beautiful and humongous Himalayas overlooking the entire trail act as the motivation for trekkers; they find purpose in trekking in the sight of mountains. After reaching Luka, get yourself relaxed and explore the surrounding areas of the hotel, if you are interested. Stay overnight in Lukla.

  • MealsBreakfast + Tea/Coffee
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Today we shall return to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu after an adventurous stay in the Khumbu (Everest) region.  Due to the weather-related disturbances during the day, we shall take on the flight that starts early morning from Lukla. Over the vast landscape, lush hills and valleys, perennial rivers, and with the sight of glittering Himalayas, the flight of around 35 minutes brings us back to the civilization of Kathmandu Valley. You shall be transferred to the hotel of your stay for the much-deserved rest after enduring a rather strenuous trek in the Khumbu region. Later in the evening, you may stroll around in the streets of Thamel and the surrounding areas. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

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Trip Map
13 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek Map
What's Included
  •  All airport pick-up drops are by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  •  1-night twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Kathmandu (Hotel Moonlight/Hotel Lo Mustang/Hotel Thamel Park).
  •  Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
  •  National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
  •  A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
  •  02 guests to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
  •  twin/double shearing lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
  •  Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  •  Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert after dinner during the trek        
  •  Welcome/ farewell dinner in an authentic restaurant.
  •  First aid kit box.
  •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  •  Oximeter to check your pulse oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
  • The sharing bus ride from Kathmandu to Ramechhap for Lukla flight is included both ways.
  • Fresh fruits after dinner every night as dessert during the trek.
  • Cookies and biscuits during the trek for cookie time after reaching the tea house.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees 
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu 
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Meals during the traveling time.
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given period of the itinerary.
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
  • Taking a private jeep towards Ramechhap will cost extra, but it will be worth it.
Departure Dates
  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, info@nepaltrekkingplanner.com, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp, Wechat and Viber) so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
  • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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Essential Info

If you want to customize the trip or custom hand-picked facilities instead of the whole package, we also have those services, for example.

  • Nepal Trekking Planner can provide customized tailored itineraries for our client’s 13-day Everest Base Camp Short Trek needs.
  • Trekking Planner Nepal can conduct the trip by providing guide and porters-only service for short 13 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek
  • Trekking Planner Nepal can provide accommodation-only facilities for the Everest Base Camp short trek of 13 days if required.
  • Trekking Planner Nepal can provide flight tickets for Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Trekking planner Nepal can provide only flight service from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap.
  • Trekking Planner Nepal provides only vehicle service from Kathmandu to Ramechhap and Ramechhap to Kathmandu.
  • Trekking Planner Nepal can arrange hotel facilities of 4-star or 5-star categories or normally affordable hostels as well as per the needs of our clients.
  • Trekking planner Nepal can provide comfortable accommodations in lodges with electric blankets and private attached bathrooms.
  • Trekking Planner Nepal can arrange a helicopter return to Kathmandu or Lukla per the needs of our clients.

Note that from October 1st, 2023, the flights will take place from Ramechhap, which is around 3/4 hours of drive, depending on whether you are taking a private vehicle or want to join a group to share the cost of a coaster or a bus.

Driving to Ramechhap for Lukla Flight, don’t forget these things.

  • If you take a private vehicle, you can reach around a 3-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, and the car will pick you up at the hotel or the place you choose.
  • If you’re taking a shared bus or coaster towards Ramechhap, then you have to go from your place towards the bus, and the bus will have other trekkers joining as well, As soon as everyone arrives, the bus or coaster will then move towards Ramechhap airport.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Tips for Females.

  • Ladies and women need to keep track of their periods.
  • After tracking the periods, always keep two packs of sanitary pads with you.
  • In the mountains, during the cold, you can feel cramps, and bleeding can be a little more than normal, so feel free to let the guide know about the situation and consume painkillers in case of cramps.

Suggested Equipment List.

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
  • Day pack.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandals.
  • Sun Hat/cap.
  • Warm woolen cap.
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (noncotton preferred).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Water bottle.
  • 4-season sleeping bag (Optional/We can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
  •  Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • If it’s too much to carry from home, one can purchase some trekking gear in Kathmandu or hire, such as Down Jackets and Sleeping bags.

    Where you can purchase almost all items from torch/flashlights to goof quality aluminum water bottle, etc…………….

  • Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

    • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
    • Free Cancellation
    • No Down payment
    • No Deposit
    • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.
    • For more information see our Terms and Conditions page.
  • After or before booking this trip to EBC Trek, one can train like jogging, swimming, and taking Jumba or Aerobic classes, as well as walking up and down a staircase. As all Himalaya is with more ups and downs.

    You can train at least a minimum of a week or more before and after you sign up for the trek and as well for trip departure from home.

  • Nearly, in all places where you can get cell phone services and even with re-charge card the main popular and widely used us Ncell and NTC or Namaste.

    Sometimes the network is slow, and disturbing in some areas due to weather and places that are located on deep valley and gorge.

  • Yes, but not in all villages or local settlements WIFI available in major hotels, lodge-like at Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche including Dingboche and at Lobuche.

    Sometimes the network is slow, and disturbing in some areas due to weather and places that is located on deep valley and gorge.

  • You can charge your electronics gadgets in all lodges on this trek, where electric power is run by hydro or personal/private solar energy. Yes, you can bring your laptop on this trek to EBC.

  • Yes, showers hot and cold available in nearly all lodges that you stay for overnight stops. Where you need to pay extra for the shower. Bathrooms are neat and clean but smaller than the hotel in Kathmandu.

    There are bathrooms and toilets in all villages lodge on route to base camp till Gorakshep the last settlement before base camp.

  • Nearly all types of snacks are available, depends upon where you are, for instance in major villages there are general stores and shops,

    As well the lodge restaurants can serve you snacks from French Fry, noodle varieties, bread, biscuits to Pringles or packet juice.

  • Yes, you can but not while heading up towards Everest base camp, as alcohol can give you worse effect on your body, and dehydrates you.

    It is best to stay away from alcohol including beer, but on the way down after reaching your destination, you can enjoy beer or any other alcoholic drinks.

  • In good normal and average to high standard hotels, lodges, and resorts foods are served of international standard quality, as well in many smaller nice lodges. No need to bring your food except for some smaller nick-knack like dry fruits, candies, or similar for your own personal use.

  • Namaste is the formal greetings as well a farewell gesture in Nepal, while visiting temples and monasteries, ask your guide when taking photograph if it’s all right.

    As some holy places do not allow a photo to be taken, respect all religions and local culture. When visiting monasteries or temples wear suitable and appropriate dress, especially for ladies.

    Always use the right hand for greetings and handing or receiving items.

  • Extra baggage that is not necessary for Everest base camp trek can be stored in the hotel, as well as valuable and documents in the hotel locker or with Trekking Planner.

  • 13 days Everest Base Camp short trek is not that difficult as it sounds for many people, as long you take your normal steady and easy pace.

    However, Everest base camp and all Himalayan countries involves ups and downhill. Depending upon the itinerary days to cover the whole trek, where Trekking Planner has flexible itinerary days. So that all trekkers can make most of the day enjoyable walks, providing acclimatization days where needed on high altitude.

  • Yes, of course, one can drink safe water, buying a liter or more drinking water on the lodge or on route walk around local lodge and restaurants, where you will be served with boiled and filtered water which is very safe.

    One can buy bottled water, but can be very expensive as you go to higher areas which will be more double and triple the amount that you buy in Kathmandu.

    As we are very much involved in Responsible Tourism and Eco-Trekking we try to discourage trekkers from buying bottled water, as it is a plastic bottle that adds more garbage for the country to cope with and as well much expensive.

    Unless you are very desperate and sick, you can buy the bottled water, to keep fit as per medical advice on high altitude, one needs to consume a minimum of 2 liters per day.

  • You can buy souvenirs like handicrafts, trinkets, T-shirts and bags with emblem of the area of trekking. Money matter regarding your interest if you want to buy some souvenirs or for other side drinks and snacks.

    Minimum of NRS 10, 000.00 and Maximum of NRS 20,000. As well carry your credit card which you can cash at Namche Bazaar in banks or at ATM where available.

  • It depends upon how you spend it, on booking with full payment all main hotel and lodge accommodation are included, with meals on treks and service of guides and porters.

    The only extra money required for your personal expenses such as having extra drinks and snacks, as well for souvenir buying.

    If you are a beer drinker and other hard drinks, one needs to carry extra more like NRS 10 to 20, 000 more on top of average money to carry on trek minimum of NRS 10,000.00. As well as reserve money in case of flight delay at Lukla and other main expenses like gratitude or tips for the trekking staff, guide, and porters.

  • During mid-spring time of March till May and from autumn season in the month of mid-September to November. These are the high and peak times for Everest Base Camp and all-around Himalaya.

    Can be quite busy, where one needs to book much earlier so that we can arrange necessary details like booking hotels in Kathmandu, local lodge on trek as well for air-tickets flight to Lukla and back.

  • Nearly all seasons of the year that one can trek, but the main good times in mid-spring (March to May) and autumn/fall and pre-winter (mid-September to mid of December months)

  • Well you never know in countries like the high Himalaya, in case of emergency situation where victims need immediate medical attention and safe evacuation on the quickest possible means, like calling for helicopter service.

    If someone gets very sick or injured on treks taking care utmost care of the victim with immediate medical facilities to the nearest hospital available and then evacuate to a better medical center or hospital at Kathmandu, taking a Helicopter depending upon the seriousness of illness and injuries.

  • Depending upon each individual and how fit and strong you are, normally altitude does affect many trekkers with slight headache, where one can get acclimatize taking slowly, sleeping well and having meals.

    If your doctor or leader recommends you taking any drug, which should be taken on the very first day of the trek, and till the end of the journey to Lukla.

    But if you are in good health, and take the walk slowly no need for any drug as it has some side effects also.

    All strong drugs including sleeping pills should be avoided at high altitudes, as it can lead to severe consequences and disorder to your body,  pain killer, can be taken on the advice of your doctor or group leader.

  • Certainly, all trekkers requires to obtain travel and medical insurance for safety purposes. One can never know what befalls ahead, some might can be very ill from diarrhea or altitude sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

    Where the victims need to be evacuated immediately by any means of quick transport like on Helicopter, where all your medical bills will be reimbursed by your insurance depending upon the nature of insurance policy.

    Another reason for travel insurance, just in case the trip can be obstructed by bad weather, where trek needs re-route the destination or might get canceled.

    Where flight to Lukla operates on good fine weather, if the flight gets delayed or canceled it will affect the whole itinerary days. Where you’re insurance can cover most of your expenses.

  • Solo traveler or FIT (Free Individual Traveler) are on their own either with guide and porter, or with only guide cum porter.

    But when joining with a group of trekkers can be interesting making friends of different nationalities, and keeps you busy knowing each other or sharing your knowledge with each other.

    Each individual in a group differs sometimes, some are close friends and couple or just a solo traveler joining in the group.

  • Starts with an easy gradual trail with few short ups and down from Lukla town after arriving on a short scenic flight. With not much difficulty, on the second day to Namche Bazaar, the last hour is all ups from the river bed for near two hours or more. Where one can take it slowly with frequent rest and acclimatize along with grand scenery.

    The next uphill walk after Namche Bazaar to reach Tengboche Monastery, where the afternoon starts with winding up for two hours, again taking short rest and admiring the views will make your day enjoyable.

Client Reviews
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    The best decision we ever took!

    This was probably one of our most memorable trips that we have ever taken. Deepak from Trekking Planner had customized our trek according to the time that we had in hand. It was a short trek of 4 days but did not lack in adventure, adrenaline rush or moments of awesomeness. Our guide Avi was extremely entertaining, courteous and professional. He is also an extremely intuitive person, well informed about the land and knows how to handle any situation. Roshan, who drove us around from point to point was very informative, friendly and professional too. In the four days that we spent with Avi and Roshan, we shared experiences, laughs, stories, meals and struck a chord of friendship. But above all the entire team was extremely professional and helpful, always ready to go an extra mile to make our trip hassle free, comfortable and exciting. As a company they are extremely transparent and there are no hidden costs anywhere. We received everything that was promised in our package. We are now planning to come back to Nepal for the Everest Base Camp trek with Deepak and his team.

    Kishore Sodha OUnited States,Jun 07, 2023
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    Amazing Hospitality

    From the moment we touched down in Kathmandu, we were taken care of and treated as a family. Mr. Dipak and Roshan ensured that all our questions were answered before we started our trek and picked/dropped us off at the airport. Upon reaching Lukla, we were immediately greeted by our guide, Anant, and our porter Ganesh. They gave us one of the most memorable experiences over our 12 day trek, making sure that we were acclimatized, staying in the best lodges, well fed, and they answered any local questions that we had. Definitely recommend Tekking Planner for anyone interested in touring Nepal, and will definitely be back for more memories!

    Rishiraj TUnited States,Jun 06, 2023
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