Everest Base Camp Short Trek: 13 days

“Imagine the thrill of trekking in the shadow of the world’s highest peak, the Sherpa-inhabited region, and looking at the mighty Everest from Kalapatthar 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

Highlights

  • 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.

Advantages of Booking EBC short trek 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.

Introduction: Everest Base Camp Short Trek 2024-2025

Everest Base Camp short 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 of the mountains, and Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in the world heritage sites since 1979 A.D. Trekkers will also get to experience several highland Buddhist shrines during the trek and some of the oldest monastries of Nepal like Tengboche and Pangboche monastries.

The Short Everest Base Camp trek 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 trekkers through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, suspension bridges, and alpine landscapes and walking across the Khumbu Glacier. 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 the almight Everest. However, trekkers are recommended to be well-prepared, physically fit, and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek involves trekking above 5,000m (16,400ft), so acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. Trekkers and travelers should be prepared for varying weather conditions along the trail and rugged terrain during the short trek to EBC, especially during the trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep and from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp.

Why is Everest Base Camp short trek considered the best?

The trekking route of Everest is considered as one of the best trekking trails in the world as it takes trekkers into the Khumbu Region that has captivated adventurous men and women ever since 1920. This tailor-made 13days short itinerary is perfect for trekkerswith sound physical abilities and strong mentality. It ideally benifits 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 through out th trekking trail. Give yourself a chance to converse with your new-found friends around the dining room fire in the evening. Everest Base Camp Trekking route takes you to the iconic Kala Patthar (5545m) which is a significant vintage point known for its breathtaking scenery of the Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse . Apart from that Namche Bazaar mesmerizes you with its history, culture, and diversity.

Where and how does the Everest short trek start and end at?

Everest Base Camp short trek begins in the heart of Nepal city of Kathmandu. Next, we will embark on a short and scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla from either Kathmandu or Ramechhap, then begin the trek through lukla in the trail full with diversity. Trekking through unique villages including Phakding, Benkar, Monjo, Jorsale, and others. Along the way trekkers will pass through several monasteries, Chortens, and Prayer wheels. Crossover suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags and walk straight into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo.

Continuing our walk we follow the trail all along the torrential Dudh Koshi River until we reach the buzzing Namche Bazaar. Namche is a tourist hub of Everest region (Thamel of Everest) 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 elevation in Namche, we head towards Tengboche and its impressive monastery. From Tengboche adventure leads to stunning Dingboche and Lobuche before reaching Gorak Shep and the iconic Kala Patthar for a surreal panaromic 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. Trekkers have an opportunity to be familiar with the age old unchanged culture that they revere and ardently practice. Everest short trek ends in Lukla before returning to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu.

What is the best season for Everest short trek? How to prepare?

Trekking at the Everest route can be conducted through out the year. However, March to May and September to December is the best time of the year for heading towards the base camp of Everest. As for the preparation, the drill is informed that trekkers will have to hike up and down on an unpaved trail for 11 Days carrying your day bag pack. Trekkers will have to at carry 3 to 6 kilos on average and walk for 5-6 hours per day.

For that, it is advisable to work on your strength and endurance for a few months before heading on this trek. 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 Everest Base Camp then start practicing and get into the trek mode as soon as you can.

This eventful life-changing trekking journey is one of of a kind. So join Nepal Trekking Planner for this trek to make sure you get the best out of the trip. We are happy to provide trekkers and all our clients with a profoundly satisfying award-winning service for the memory of a lifetime. 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 to do in Kathmandu before or after a short trek to Everest

Trekking Planner Nepal has the best alternatives to choose from during your spare time within the scheduled time frame. Trekking Planner Nepal provides trekkers with best opportunities to unite with nature, traditional way of life, and age-old culture. Besides getting an insight into the Himalayan dwellers you can indulge in various activities.

Trekkers can get engaged on activities like Kathmandu city tours, single day hikes for preperation, jungle safari, old age homes, ethnic cooking classes, attend a yoga session, or be at orphanage or a community school. An exciting option to get a different perspective and a refreshing experience while trekking in Nepal.

Note - Trekking Planner Nepal can arrange custom activites according to the needs and necessities of our clients and trekkers.

Climate and Weather at the Everest Region

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. Temperature ranges from 0 degrees to 15 degrees in the day time while at the night can range from 0 degree celsius to -15 degrees celsius.

Morning and night time as well as during the day time in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures at higher areas above 3,900 m.

Months from September to November are another great time for treks around the  Everest region and other areas of the Himalayas. Temperature ranges from 0 degrees to 15 degrees in the day time while at the night can range from 0 degree celsius to -15 degrees celsius. The months of the autumn and spring season are still cold during morning and night time.

Weather and climate in everest base camp for better trekking
Best time to trek the Everest base camp

Everest Region - Local Culture and Religion

Sherpas are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan regions, the word “Sherpa” comes from the Tibetan language. Sher means east and Pa means people, because Sherpa migrated around the high Himalayas of Nepal around 400 years ago from the Mid-East and Far Eastern parts of Tibet.

Way back more than 400 years ago, Sherpa tribes were normally farmers and livestock traders herdings cows and yaks. Sherpa tribe strongly follow Buddhism religion and have fascinating cultures and traditions that trekkers can witness while walking through the towns and villages.

In each and every major Sherpa village, trekkers can find a monastery, some of which are more than 500 years old like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages”, whereas the famous monastery of Tengboche which was much older was destroyed by a huge fire in 1991 and has been newly built to its original shape.

As trekkers pass by from one village to another, they will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (domes), with rows of spinning prayer wheels where trekkers need to pass through the left respecting the culture.

Sherpa tribe were the earlier pioneers for mountain expeditions and still hold that postion to the present.

Is Travel Insurance required for Everest Base Camp short trek

Nepal Trekking Planner strongly advises and recommends all our clients to purchase Travel as well as Medical Insurance against unforeseen circumstances that might arise or occur during your Himalayan holidays. Travel and Medical Insurance can be obtained through World Nomads Travel Insurance which is one of the most trusted insurance companies in case of unseen circumstances and are regarded as one of the best travel insurance company in case of trekking and climbing in Nepal.

Nepal Trekking Planner requests all our clients to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance before beginning any tour and trekking related activities. Insurance must include adequate protection for tour/treks duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation expenses in any means of transportation or emergency evacuation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and must include adequate cover for baggage.

Notes in case of Unseen Circumstances during the Everest Base Camp short trek

All our hikes, trekking, and tour programs are made with professional itineraries and accommodations are all booked 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.

Sometimes in unfavourable or unseen circumstannces, our selected and chosen 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. Pricing may increase 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 during Everest Base Camp Short 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.

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Washing and Toilet facilities at the Trekking Trail of Everest 

All guest houses offer hot showers, shower can be in form of normal gas geyser shower, solar hot water shoer 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 Western-style 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.

Trekkers and travelers must have their own toilet papers, wet towels, soap bars, shampoos and other hygeine related products.

Note :- Trekkers can get rooms with attaached toilets for a extra price.

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 things. In this Everest short trek package, Trekking Planner Nepal covers permits, accommodation, maps, itinerary, salary, food and accomodation with travel insurance for the guide and porters.

(Tips for the guides and porters is not covered and depends upon the clients intrest on how much to tip)

Traveling and hiking in Nepal with Nepal Trekking Planner means that after paying the booking cost for the Everest base camp short trek 2024-2025, everything is covered, which is included in the itinerary.

Check the Itinerary, maps, and 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. We are available 24/7 for queries regarding the Everest.

Outline Itinerary for a short trek to Everest Base Camp

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu /Group meeting

Day 2: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 4: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion, Hike to Everest View Hotel

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche

Day 7: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion, Hike to Nangkartshang Peak

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche

Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp

Day 10: Trek to Kala patthar and Pheriche

Day 11: Trek to Namche bazaar

Day 12: Trek to Lukla, walking Distance

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu

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Itinerary
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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.

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Trip Map
Everest Base Camp Short Trek: 13 days Map
Inclusions
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.

Additional information on the extra services that can be added to this package for Luxury seekers.

  • If you want to upgrade the accommodation from a normal lodge to a comfort lodge in the mountain the extra cost will be USD $290.00 per person  
  • If you want to upgrade the accommodation from 3 stars to 4 stars in the city and normal lodge to a comfort lodge in the mountains the extra cost will be USD $370.00 per person  
  • If you want to upgrade the accommodation from 3 star to 5 star in the city and normal lodge to a comfort lodge in the mountains the extra cost will be USD $490.00 per person  
  • If you want to take a private porter the extra cost will be USD $220.00
  • If you want to take a  sharing helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla the extra cost will be USD $600.00 per person 
  • If you want to take a helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu the extra cost will be USD $500.00 per person 

We provide best-in-class service at the most reasonable and affordable price. Book now, or call Nepal Trekking Planner Mobile at +977-9851071767. We are available 24/7 on What's App 

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
  • 13 Days Everest trek departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please get in touch with us.
  • This trip is available on 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.
  • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US
  • 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.
  • (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp, Wechat, and Viber)
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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.

  • Customized tailored itineraries for our client’s 13-day Everest Base Camp Short Trek needs.
  • Guide and porters-only service for short trek to Everest Base Camp.
  • Accommodation-only facilities for the Everest Base Camp short trek of 13 days if required.
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Flight service from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap.
  • Vehicle service from Kathmandu to Ramechhap and Ramechhap to Kathmandu.
  • Hotel facilities of 4-star or 5-star categories or normally affordable hostels as well as per the needs of our clients.
  • Comfortable accommodations in lodges with electric blankets and private attached bathrooms.
  • Helicopter ride from Kathmandu or Lukla or the desired place of according to the needs of our clients.


Note that from April 2024, 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.

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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.

Equipment and Gear List

trekking iconGeneral

  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

HeadUpper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
  • warm woolen hat
  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
  • Polarized sunglasses

TorsoTorso

  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

PantLower Body

  • thermals inner
  • Hiking pants at least 3
  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts

GlovesHands

  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

FeetFeet

  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Crampons (For passes)
  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
  • Lip balm or Vaseline
  • ointment cream
  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

(Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

Other essentialsOther Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • water bladder for the day bag
  • small towel for personal use
  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

FAQs
  • 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.

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    Highly determined guide and business to lead customer to success in safety manner!

    Jad a great Family trek to Everest Base Camp. We went there In monsun season. It was very challenging but our guide Sidup make it possible and look after us all the way up. Despite many challenges Sidup always found solutions and assisted us with all our needs. I highly recommend Trekking Planner and Sidup as a guide.

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    Best trip so far!! EBC

    Our trip was successful because of our guide Mr sudip as he has pushed us every single day. He possess an intimate knowledge of the region, ensuring our safety and made our experience very beautiful and memorable. Thank you so much Sudip and team for this unforgettable journey, one of the best trip so far and will recommend you to our friends and family!!evere

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