Trip Introduction: 13 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek
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.
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.
13 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek trip departure every day of the year.
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This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
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Everest 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, where Travel and Medical Insurance should obtain 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 condition. 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 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:
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 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.