Short Everest Base Camp 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 - 15 People in Group
  • Min Age: +12
  • Trip Type: Lodge
  • 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, and Nuptse.
  • 20+ years decade of experienced trekking with a local guide and porter.
  • Spectacular mountains view from Syangboche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep, and Kalapatthar.

About Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Short Everest Base Camp Trek begins welcome with arrival pick up from adventurous Nepal’s domestic Lukla airport. This trek is comfortable for fit and suits young bag packers strung travel trekkers who do not mind walking 6-7 hours each day on their journey to Mount Everest Base Camp at 5,364m-17,594ft within 10 days Nepal holiday. This trip would be a more unique-style trek to Everest base camp taking care of daily wages by themselves it is naturally happy trekking to Everest region.

Foothill Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Short Everest Base Camp Trek leads you to the lovely forested Sagarmatha national park welcomes all Everest trekkers to colorful 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 changes in vegetation, climate, and landscapes within a short period of time during this amazing journey to Everest base camp trekking in the Nepal Everest region.

Your second-day trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is quite a long hours foothill journey but views are excellent mountains, local villages Sherpa’s farms, and high Hillary bridges require passes many times in the same River until getting to Namche Bazaar for overnight sleep, Namche is the main junction for local and tourist is also the main gateway to Everest base camp, for peak climbing and Everest expedition, once a week on Saturday special market day every price can be reduced compare other days. Tourist facilities are available at the Namche Bazaar.

Day three of your Tiny Everest base camp trek, after breakfast continues 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 polite forest to reach a beautiful spot in Thyangboche has a very old Buddhist monastery that is very famous in Khumbu region. Before you reach mount 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 using overnight teahouse-lodge stay at Lobuche and Gorakshep both points will be high altitude night stop.

Enjoying marvelous time at base camp then our journey same route trekking 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 ShortEverest Base Camp Trek conclusion at Lukla with full board service inclusive tea-house (lodge) accommodation, flights, permits, trek guide, helpful strong local porters including their daily wages, and, coverage insurance is top necessary for this trek. Excluding daily your meals, equipment, drinks, daily personal expenses, and hotel in Kathmandu thus all you can get at a very reasonable cost as per your need.

Lukla Flight Meet Trek Crews

Flying to Lukla is thrilling that needs lots of guts to hold on to that short flight, which you can book with us or shelf arrange thru several airlines company in Nepal the flight will be extremely scenic and stimulating, and inspiring. The flight itself is of the main highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek, enjoying a mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, Lukla is 2,840m in height approximately from the sea level where our experienced trek crews welcome and receive you from the Tenzing Hillary airport. Stool around the eye-catching surrounding landscape and take breakfast at the same hours' trek guide manages your trekking bags handover to the trek-porter. First-day trek with an expert local guide through Dudh Kosi River tropical Sherpa villages until arrived at Phakding 2,640m overnight camp between 3-4 hours trek, it would best ways walk short distance due to fist and high altitude trek begin.

Why Trek with Nepal Spirit?

  • Over 20 years of experience organizing treks in Nepal.
  • ‘Ask an expert’- talk to Nepal Spirit staff who have done the treks themselves.
  • Decades of knowledge of English-speaking local leaders who are qualified in first aid and trained in recognizing and dealing with altitude sickness.
  • Self-assessment AMS cards are used to monitor every client at altitude.
  • Trek with local guide goes maximum benefit local community.
  • Carefully planned ascent rates and itineraries with built-in acclimatization and contingency days.
  • Explore the Everest trek region in your privacy exclusive daily wages expenses in your hand.
  • All staff (leaders, guides, and porters) are fully insured and well paid a fair wage.
  • Using high PR flight company to Lukla and another trekking park of Nepal Himalaya.
  • One of the highest staff-to-client ratios on the trek: 1 staff member for 4 clients.
  • Highly take care of customer services.

Everest Base Camp Trek Permit

Trekking to Everest base camp route permit is compulsory for every trekker even for trek guides as well is called Sagarmatha national park fees. This Everest base camp trek permit is included in your tour package. There is another tourist fee required for Khambu Pasant Lhami Rural Municipality that cost NPR 2000.00 per trekker. Without both entrances, permits could not able to do this adventure Everest base camp trekking.

Accommodation

Trekking to Everest base camp, we can find mountain tea-houses, lodge accommodation from Lukla to Gorakshep is the last place for a night stop in the lodge, at the Everest base camp lodge is not available. As per the short Everest base, camp trek itinerary inclusive 10 nights comfortable lodges as known as tea houses are run by Sherpa families unless people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house has a central communal area with a large stove that provided heat and a cozy atmosphere. The bedrooms are unheated and generally have two beds with mattresses, pillows, and a blanket but we highly recommend, that you will need to bring a personal sleeping bag (3 seasons is normally enough). The lodges-teahouses generally have showers that are powered by gas and they mostly use sit-down flush toilets (some lodges do also have squat toilets). A one-time Hot shower costs you $4-$5 dollars

Trekking Food & Beverage

Food: We can order very delicious foods along the Short Everest Base Camp Trek, you can choose meals from the menu and all the lodges are more or less trek items is similar. Tropical Sherpa restaurants and lodges provide organic quality meals: Nepalese, Chinese, Indian, and Continental, most popular meals are such as MOMO of dumplings, noodles, pasta, potatoes, Nepalese fresh dish-DAL BHAT is a food platter of steamed rice served with lentil soup, green fresh seasonable vegetables. You can eat food from these local lodge/tea houses as per the choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. For your information 10days Everest Base Camp trek’s food cost you USD 210-300 dollars per person this all depends on your appetite.

Beverage: We can find beverages such as soft drinks, snacks, and beer available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast. Tea-coffee cold drinks and mineral water are available in all the places not require bringing from Kathmandu.

Trek Itineraries

Nine-night Ten-day short Everest base camp trek itinerary is fit for youth-strung trekkers who do not mind trekking 6-7 hours each day from one came to another camp but general exercise is required before starting this high altitude adventure trek to Everest base camp trek at 5,364m. From Lukla to Lukla including a flight from Kathmandu 10 days' time is more than enough for adventurous travels, you can enjoy wonderful mountain views from Lukla to Everest base camp and to Lukla by the same trek route but Khumbu weather must be clear and beautiful.

Equipment

Trekking equipment is another most important factor for completing the short Everest base camp trek, while you do not have well trekking equipment never think you can finish this trip in a happy moment, the trekking equipment you require to bring with you must be fit and warm enough for requirement high altitude places where you are going to make the comfortable sleep. Due to the long holidays before your arrival in Kathmandu for the Everest trek you could not able to bring your own trekking gear with you do not worry that you can buy or rent in Kathmandu in the Thamel area there are more than enough trekking equipment shops for hire or buy at a pretty reasonable price. For your further details information visit the short Everest Base Camp Trek Equipment List share the idea is always good before starting your trek in Nepal Himalaya.

High Altitude Sickness

This is another factor, with good physical fitness also some could not able to complete Everest base camp trek because of high altitude sickness which can be affected for guide, porters, and travels-trekkers. While you start the trek always be positive and think! Eat hygienic meals, drink enough water at least 3-4 liters each day avoid deep-fried food and alcoholic drinks after Namche. Trek at your pace, always slowly, sleep good, and try to be away from your work tension, it is your golden holiday try to use comfortably as much as possible, trek in groups, and do not sleep alone at a high point in Lobuche and Gorakshep, have a good breakfast, eat small lunch and superior dinner, before dinner use verities soup. Review high altitude sickness for your general information about the short Everest Base Camp Trek.

Experience Trek Guide

Happy successful Everest base camp trek, you need to have a friendly experience of English Speaking with a local trek guide who has done this route many times. Nepal's 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 to make 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 trek guide speaks good English and provides much local information and offers you 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 and certified 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 give well training for our staff yearly in offseason on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing help, 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 trekking moment 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 group.

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 helper in certain conditions.

Best Season for Everest Trek

The Himalayan country of Nepal leads 4 seasons: Spring-March to May, Autumn- from September/October to December, Summer- from June to August, and Winter- from December last to February. Spring and Autumn are the two best seasons to plan the short Everest base camp trek. These two seasons are supportive in terms of weather, climate, visibility, and trail condition. Snowfall in the winter, rain during the monsoon time however travel can do this trek in four-season but the winter season must prepare cold gear and summer for rain equipment, Everest trekking route lodge will be open for all the season years.

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Itinerary

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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 the 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: Self Payable
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2,640m | 8,690ft
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours

Our second-day walk is quite long due to an increase in heights as morning starts beyond Phakding entering a river gorge and crossing over a bridge to reach a nice lovely village at Monjo with views of Thermasarkhu peaks. From here short descent to enter Sagarmatha National Park, where all trekkers have to obtain National Park permits, as TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) pre-obtained in Kathmandu. Sagarmatha is a Nepalese name for Everest, where local Sherpa of Tibetan origin languages calls Chomlungma in both words means Great Mother. From here cross over a bridge to reach Jorsalle the last village before the climb to Namche Bazaar, at Jorsalle for possible lunch stops and then walks lead 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 is 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: Self Payable
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

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 the 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 an 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 active on prayer with grand surroundings of tall trees and mountains. Thyangboche is 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's masks wading with evil spirits.

  • Meals: Self Payable
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,684ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

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 the route are temporary settlements to cater to the requirement of travelers and trekkers, as the 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 the North Face of Amadablam.

  • Meals: Self Payable
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

A full rest day at Dingboche for better acclimatization to make sure that every member in the group is well and fit for the 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: Self Payable
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft

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 the 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: Self Payable
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4,931m | 16,177ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

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 the Italian and Nepalese Governments, 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 descent 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 the 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 the last overnight on the highest point of the journey.

  • Meals: Self Payable
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5,170m | 16,962ft

Gorakshep is located beneath Kalapathar and a lofty peak of Pumori, morning a steep climb heading into the rocky path with vigorous breathtaking uphill to reach 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: Self Payable
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4,288m | 14,070ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

From Pheriche, a morning walk leads to the end of the valley with a short descent to a river and then climb to a ridge with a Stupa, where walk leads to a long descent 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: Self Payable
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287f
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

After a fine morning with mountain views for breakfast, then start to walk past Namche Bazaar with a long descent 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 reach 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: Self Payable
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,318ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hour
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Cost Details

  • 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. 
  • Everest Base Camp Trek Route Permit: Applicable Everest trekking route permit.
  • First Aid Kit: General comprehensive medical kit.
  • Taxes: All government and related local taxes.
  • Customer Service: We highly take care of our clients and provide well customer service.
  • Nepalese Visa Fee: You can get an arrival or online visa form.
  • International Flight Fare: International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: There are many category hotels in Kathmandu that can get special offers online but we can book the hotel in Kathmandu as per your requirements.
  • Trekking Food: You can get on trek route quality foods cost you approximately $200 to 300USD per trekker for 10 days trip, paying the food bill and others personal expenses self will be more flexible & good experiences.
  • Personal Travel Insurance: Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment: Personal trekking equipment.
  • Optional Trips: Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
  • Tipping: Tips for guides and porters.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Set departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays. Private treks could organize any time of year.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
20 May, 2022 - 29 May, 2022AvailableUS$790Confirm
22 May, 2022 - 31 May, 2022AvailableUS$790Confirm
31 May, 2022 - 09 Jun, 2022AvailableUS$790Confirm

Useful Information

Arrival Pick-up & Hotel

There are so many hotels in Kathmandu as per your budget travel, very easy to find online bookings with special offers. When you will land at Kathmandu international airport should not worry about the airport pickup service every hotel provides a free airport pick-up service from the airport please do not forget to ask them about the airport pickup service while you book the Kathmandu accommodation. For your kindly assistant contact us for your arrival airport pick-up and hotel in Kathmandu.

Health & Fitness

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and participating in 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 months 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 require 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.

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 as clients’ safety. We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 25 to 30 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 30 Kg.

Charging Batteries of Electronic Items

We can recharge your batteries and 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 (two-pin or 3pin) 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 and 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 program is 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, 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 at 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, 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 & Departure

All our departure date is guaranteed as per the Short Everest Base Camp Trek departure date. We organize any route of Nepal treks 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 for 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.

Weather

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas, the main trek season is from September to June when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is very clear most of the time, and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. In the daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the capital city of Nepal- Kathmandu valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go. Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking, climbing, and hiking.

Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. These months are the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on the trek are sunny and have mild clear mountain views. The night will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC at the highest altitudes area.

Winter: Last week of December to the end of February.  Despite the cooler conditions, this is an ideal time to trek in Nepal. Skies are usually very clear, especially in December and the mountain views are at their best. Nights will be very cold with temperatures down to minus 15ºC to minus20ºC at the highest altitudes but days are pleasant and sunny. The trekking trails are also much less busy at this time of year. In Kathmandu, maximum daytime temperatures are 19ºC.

Pre-Monsoon/Spring: March to May. During this period, both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but often a haze will build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowland and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in the spring season. Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes.

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