Everest Base Camp Short Trek

An experience of a lifetime standing beneath towering Mt. Everest & Khumbu Ice falls

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 - 10 People in Group
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m | 18,193ft

Highlights

  • Our client’s safety, security, comfort, and satisfaction are of supreme importance.
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Everest summiteers to base camp.
  • Wonderful cultural experience, visiting Sherpa villages and Buddhist monuments.
  • Trek through spectacular scenery up the Khumbu valley.
  •  Ascend Kala Patthar 5,545m for the magnificent view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse.

About Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Everest Base Camp Short Trek begins welcome with arrival pick up from the international of Kathmandu then you transfer to your first night hotel in Kathmandu at Thamel prime location of tourist. The next day morning we make a Mountian flight to Lukla 2,840m. Where our experienced trek crews welcome and receive you from the Tenzing Hillary Lukla airport. 11 Night |12 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek certainly excites you with its amazing dramatic scenery of the high valley and world’s immense mountain, walking in the harmony of local Sherpa culture of Buddhism religion in the shadow of mighty Mt. Everest 8,848m.

Adventure short trek to Everest base camp 5,364m leads you into the lovely forested area of rhododendron, pines, and fir tree lines and towards an arctic temperature zone with barren and icy landscapes. On this fabulous trip holiday where you can observe dramatic change in vegetation, climate, and landscapes within a short period of time during this amazing journey to Everest Base Camp Short Trekking in Nepal Everest Khumbu region.

After a stay at Namche Bazaar then we trek on the scenic wide trail along with the views of Everest-Lhotse- Amadablam with adjoining peaks as the walk leads high into the nice forest to reach a beautiful spot in Thyangboche has a very old Buddhist monastery that is very famous in Khumbu region.

Before we reach Everest Base Camp at 5,365m. We walk through the green vegetation and tree lines to compel wilderness of arid and dry windswept country past Tengboche and Dingboche villages with ever-present views of majestic Amadablam and Everest gradually as our walk progress heading into our main highlight and goal of the adventure at Everest Base Camp within notorious Khumbu-Ice Falls.

Enjoying marvelous time at base camp then our journey Everest Base Camp Short Trekking heads back to Lukla, with last final adventure and climb to scenic view-point on top Kalapathar rocky hill, located above 5,545 m the highest spot of the trip, facing a glorious panorama of peaks with Everest at a mere distance.

Our wonderful Everest Base Camp Short Trek conclusion at Lukla with full board service inclusive accommodation, food, trek permit, and equipment experience honest Nepal Spirit Adventure’s staffs with incredible timeless memories and enjoyable moment on Everest Base Camp Short Trekking 2020 | 2021 with a very experienced team of Nepal Spirit Adventure.

Everest Trekking

Itinerary

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Landing at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for the short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet lag, and then rendezvous with another group member of Everest Base Camp Short Trekking, where our guide/leader will brief you with information regarding the Everest Base Camp Short trek, service details, and lookup trek equipment overnight tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel
  • Transportation: Airport Pick Up By Private Vehicle

As per your flight time for Lukla, usually happens early morning where a short drive takes you to Kathmandu airport, after checking in at the respective airline counter with security then board in a small aircraft for a scenic short of 30 minutes to land at Lukla small airstrip. During air grand panorama of Himalayan peaks with Everest and Makalu at a close distance as plane heads to the runway to stop at the parking area at Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla where our experienced trekking crews welcome you with time here for refreshing stops and then walk starts accompanied by our native guide and porters, beginning with the pleasant start on downhill past Lukla town to reach at Dudh Kosi River valley with Sherpa farm villages as our route leads further encountering prayer walls and spinning bells to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Our second-day walk is quite long due to an increase in heights as morning starts beyond Phakding entering a river gorge crossing over a bridge to reach a nice lovely village at Monjo with views of Thermasarkhu peaks. From here short descend to enter at Sagarmatha National Park, where all trekkers have to obtain National Park permits, as TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) pre-obtained in Kathmandu. Sagarmatha a Nepalese name for Everest, where local Sherpa of Tibetan origin languages calls Chomlungma in both words means Great Mother. From here crossing over a bridge to reach Jorsalle the last village before the climb to Namche Bazaar, at Jorsalle for possible lunch stops and then walks leads towards river banks into lovely woodland of pines and rhododendron after crossing a last high suspension bridge with a gradual climb on the winding road facing views of Kongde-Kusum Kanguru with Everest and Lhotse to reach famous Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar located 3,440 m high with amphitheater landscapes adorned with a number of well-built houses serving as hotels, lodges, and resorts. At Namche for overnight stops with grand views of Kongde and Thermasarkhu peaks and time for short walks around the lines of its streets with well-stocked shops and stores and many restaurants and fresh bakeries.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

From Namche morning a short steep climb to reach a gradual scenic trail, where walk leads on the winding path facing glorious views of Everest with magnificent Amadablam within a cool shade of the woodland. As walk progress downhill to reach a bridge over Imjatse River to a small place at Phunge-Tenga Situated forest surrounding, a possible lunch stop here where afternoon walk takes you to a climb into the cool shade of the forest and then reaching a small plateau at Thyangboche with an amazing panorama of mountains with Everest in views. At Thyangboche visit its colorful and impressive monastery and witness the priest-Lama and monks actives on prayer with grand surroundings of tall trees and mountains. Thyangboche a scenic and beautiful spot where once a year in the month of mid-October or November a festival is held called Mani-Rimdu, where you can observe monks adorned in different deity masks wading evil spirits.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Morning walk leads on easy downhill past small place of Deboche and then leaving the green vegetation and tree lines reaching a steel bridge over Imjatse River, where walk leads on an open wide country with magnificent views of Amadablam. A slow uphill reaches you at Pangboche the last permanent village, where other places on route are a temporary settlement to cater to the requirement of travelers and trekkers, as walk proceeds into dry and arid terrain and crossing a small bridge with short steep ups to reach beautiful Imjatse valley where Dingboche located. At Dingboche staying for overnight with views of stunning Island peaks with Nuptse, Lhotse, and Taboche peaks with North Face of Amadablam.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

A full rest day at Dingboche for better acclimatization to make sure that every member in the group is well and fit for onward journey to Everest base camp, at Dingboche take a short hike to Nagurjung hill for a great panorama of Imjatse valley with Island, Taboche peaks includes views of world’s fifth-highest Mt. Makalu towards east direction. Afternoon rest and enjoy the surrounding views of peaks at ease in the lodge at Dingboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Morning on leaving Dingboche with a steep climb up to a ridge lined with prayer flags and Buddhist monuments Stupas, facing grand views of peaks where the walk from here leads on gradual uphill to reach Thugla. A small place with about 2-3 tea-house serving as lunch stops located at the end of massive Khumbu glaciers that melts into a torrential river, from here a steep climb for an hour to reach on Thugla ridge top. Here witness some memorials of unfortunate climbers around mountains of high Khumbu and Everest, after a refreshing break walk is easier with a slow climb to reach Lobuche situated in a corner of the valley beneath Lobuche peaks. Overnight at Lobuche in of its nice and cozy lodge with views of Nuptse peaks towards Everest and Lhotse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

After a pleasant stop at Lobuche, a walk leads towards our main highlights of the journey to reach the much-awaited destination Everest Base Camp, where a walk in the morning leads on a pleasant path and then a short climb to reach higher ground. Then back on nice trails reaching a place where you can visit Glass Pyramid place, a metrological station's joint venture of Italian and Nepalese Government, surveying the weather and movement of ice and glaciers. From here with interesting information about the project walk leads towards moraine and ice above Khumbu massive glaciers and then a short descend to a wide-open field at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges. Gorakshep was an original earlier Everest base camp before it moved further east. After a short stop and rest heading towards our goal walking into moraine and rocks to reach Everest base camp in the backdrop of mighty Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. Everest has hidden between peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse where a tip of Everest can be seen from the base camp, with ever-present views of towering peaks after an exciting moment of the adventure heading back to Gorakshep for last overnight on the highest point of the journey.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Tea House

Gorakshep located beneath Kalapathar and a lofty peak of Pumori, morning a steep climb heading into the rocky path with vigorous breathtaking uphill to reach on top the highest spot of the adventure at Kalapathar, situated above 5,545 m facing a sweeping panorama of high giant mountains with a view of Pumori and Everest at close distance. After a glorious scenic moment descends to Gorakshep and continue walking on the same trail back to Lobuche to reach Thugla, where a path from Dingboche and Pheriche splits as our walk leads downhill towards a flat windy valley of Pheriche. Walking for an hour on the scenic valley to reach Pheriche a settlement with a number of good lodges to stay with views of Amadablam-Taboche-Cholatse with other series of peaks, at Pheriche for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Tea House

From Pheriche morning walk leads to the end of the valley with a short descend to a river and then climb to a ridge with a Stupa, where walk leads to a long descend past Somare and Pangboche village. After Pangboche retracing the journey back uphill to Thyangboche and then downhill to Imjatse River with a steep climb for some time to reach Lobesa and Shanasa villages and then on an easy walk to a small beautiful place at Kyanjima. The walk continues on route Namche with wonderful views of Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse-Amadablam with an array of peaks, some of the areas on a walk lead you to a pleasant place where sometimes one can spot some wild-life like Musk Deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar with colorful Danphe (Lophoporous / Impeyan Pheasant) national bird of the country. Finally, the walk ends overnight at Namche Bazaar after scenic walks of the day from Pheriche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Tea house

After a fine morning with mountain views for breakfast, then start to walk past Namche Bazaar with a long descend to reach the confluence of Imajatse and Bhote Kosi rivers that makes and joins to Dudh Kosi River. A pleasant walk leads to Jorsalle with the last short steep climb to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, after passing the area reaching a nice and lovely village at Monjo for overnight stops. Our last walking day of the adventure, where walk follows Dudh Kosi River all the way to Phakding village and then heading towards Ghat and Tade-Kosi small areas with the last climb to reach the main gate of Lukla. After a final climb of the journey rest of the walk is easy going through Lukla town and its markets place to our overnight stop in a nice lodge at Lukla, with time in the afternoon for short walks.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Tea House

From a Lukla morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu with fantastic views of mountains from the plane on landing at Kathmandu airport, our staff transfers you back to the hotel around the Thamel area with the rest of the day free at leisure overnight at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel
  • Transportation: Airport pick up by private vehicle
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Cost Details

  • Kathmandu Airport Pick Up: International and domestic arrival pick up and departure by private vehicle as per trek itinerary. 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu: Two-night tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Domestic Flight: Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Trekking Guide: Experience local trek guide including his daily wages, medical insurance, transportation, meals and, accommodation along with the Everest base camp short trekking.
  •  Trekking Porter: As per trip package inclusive 1 porter for 2 trekkers including their daily wages, salary, medical insurance, transportation allowance meals, and accommodation.
  • Trekking Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse accommodation on trekking. 
  • Trekking Food: Inclusive hygienic organic meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily 3time a day.
  • Everest Base Camp Trek Route Permit: Applicable Everest trekking route permit.
  • Trekking Equipment: Down jacket, sleeping bag duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • First Aid Kit: General comprehensive medical kit.
  • Taxes: All government and related local taxes.
  • Nepalese Visa Fee: You can get an arrival or online visa form.
  • International Flight Fare: International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Personal Travel Insurance: Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal Trek Expenses: Personal expenses such as phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc
  • Personal Trekking Equipment: Personal trekking equipment.
  • Optional Trips: Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
  • Tipping: Tips for guides and porters.
  • Kathmandu Food: Lunch and dinner while you stay in Kathmandu before and, after the trek.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

 Set departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, we could open a new trip date.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
25 Sep, 2021 - 06 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$1190Confirm
28 Sep, 2021 - 09 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$1190Confirm

Personal Information

Useful Information

Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport Pick Up

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you with a warm welcome you then transfer to your respective hotel. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

We provide tourist standard hotels with accommodation based on a twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request the single supplement (which will be an extra cost besides the trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us.

Accommodation During Trekking

As per your Everest Base Camp Short Trek, we provide accommodation in a tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of the guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers.

Trekking Food

During the trekking session, full board meals are included breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water in Trekking

Safe drinking water is very important while we are on trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). We provide filtered clean water and adding purification pills to our entire trip package. Besides this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route at extra cost which costs each $1-2 dollars.

Health and Fitness Required

Health and physical fitness is a most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with a morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point to the trek chosen, most of the trek is nontechnical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,545m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and the riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult their medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Guides and Staff with Safety

Nepal mountainous country walk takes you to the remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time. Our guide provides with much local information and offering you with advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government, certify by TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and needs of the guests of nationalities. Assuring that all our trips are well managed by an expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have good knowledge regarding culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups. This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gears and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porters' welfare as well client’s safeties. We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20 KG.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek

We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Risk Liabilities

We are fully committed to providing the best quality services providing an enjoyable and mesmerizing holiday so that one can experience a “once in a lifetime journey” with us, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. The entire programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of the Nepal Government act and policies. Nepal Spirit Adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as govt. restriction, Landslide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness, or accident. Any extra cost incurred due to some situations clients should bear the expenses on the spot.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3,000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath, and possibly light-headedness, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you to deal with your problem. Generally over exertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with a fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Trekking Season

Nepal has two best seasons for trekking Everest Three High Passes, as this trip is much adventurous and challenging, we always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year as possible. Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of trekking area chosen. In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November)

The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama. This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with the triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February)

In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May)

Spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers specially rhododendron the, national flowers of Nepal, come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August)

During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo, and Kailash. Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid-June to early September months, although morning is often clear for few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, a cloud hangs around by mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on a quiet trail.

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