Short Everest Base Camp trekking / Short EBC trek cost - 10 Days

Everest base camp

Highlights of the short Everest base camp trek-

Amazing view of Khumbu valley and Khumbu glaciers.

See the incredible Mount Everest massif (8848 m), Lhotse8516m, Mt Makalu 8463 m, and Mt Cho Oyu 8201m

Explore the flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park.

Stunning view of suspension bridges, hidden wilderness and beautiful forest.

Explore the Sherpa people of the Khumbu region and colourful villages.

Panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Pumori from Kalapathar 5555 m.

Enjoy the Buddhist cultures and Buddhist monasteries.

Fell thin air of Mt. Everest and breathtaking view of the world highest Himalayas

Short Everest base camp trekking

10 Days short Everest base camp trekking is one of the best options who are physically fit and love adventures. Visiting around Mount Everest is one of the prime destinations for any trekkers of the world. This unique trek passes through the Khumbu valley and Sherpa village and sees the lifestyle of the Sherpa people. Even though on the way you can see the incredible view of Mt. Everest 8848.86m 29031 ft.), Mount Lhotse 8516 m 27940ft, Makalu (8485 m 2738 ft.) Nuptse (7861 m/ 25791 ft), Cho Oyu (8189 m/ 26867 ft.) Lobuche (6119m 20161 ft.), Island Peak (6189 m 20305 ft.) Ama Dablam, ( 6812 m/ 21247ft).

Everest base camp trek offers the best view of the Khumbu valley, beautiful monasteries. The EBC trip starts from a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and starts the trek to Phakding (2650m 8562 ft). However, the trek passes through the Sagarmatha national park, Hillary suspension bridges, Khumbu monastery, Hillary school. Likewise, continue trek to Tengboche and explore around Tengboche monastery one of the ancient monasteries of the Everest region. Although, the trek passes to Dinbouche is surrounded by Imja Lake, Chhkung Ri and close to Island peak.

Similarly, the journeys to Lobuche on the way enjoy the massif view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse etc. Finally, reach Gorakshep (5185m) and Everest base camp (5364m / 17598 ft). Following day early morning hike to the Kalapathar (5555m/ 18224 ft.) see the sunrise view of Everest massif.

The weather of Everest base camp trek?

Sometimes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla may not occur on time due to the weather problem. The weather of Lukla may change anytime and flight may be delayed and postponed.

Moreover, Spring and Autumn is the best season for Everest base camp trekking. The Winter season is freezing and coldest temperature and the Monsoon is cloudy and may not see the clear vision. Thus, you can also do the Everest trek even in winter and monsoon to avoid the crowd but have to passion about the bad weather.

Likewise, we trek down to Pheriche, Namche Bazar and back to Lukla and finally fly back to Kathmandu.

Finally, about a year band of travel and trekking due to COVID -19 pandemic here Sunrise Adventure treks will carefully arrange your complete Everest base camp trekking package from your arrival to departure. We do focus on all safety guidelines and rules of the Nepal Government during your trek.

Overview

Day 1: Kathmandu – Lukla Flight (35 min) & Lukla / 2850m – Phakding Trek (866ft., 2640m.): 3 – 4 hours– B.L.D

Day 2: Phakding – Namche Bazaar trek (3440m., 11319ft.): 5 – 6 hours– B.L.D

Day 3: Trek to Tengboche(3860m., 12694ft.): 6 – 7 hours– B.L.D

Day 4: Trek to Dingboche (4410m., 14300ft.): 5 – 6 hours– B.L.D

Day 5: Trek to Lobuche (4910m., 16207ft.): 5 hours– B.L.D

Day 6: Trek to Everest Base Camp then Back to Gorakshep– B.L.D

Day 7: Hike to Kalapatthar (5550m., 16962ft.): 2hr 30min then trek down to Periche (4200m.): 7 hours– B.L.D

Day 8: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3441m.): 6 hours– B.L.D

Day 9: Trek to Lukla: 7 hours– B.L.D

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu– B.D

Note meals included: B.L.D = Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Itinerary

Day 1
Kathmandu – Lukla Flight (35 min) & Lukla 2850 m –Phakding Trek (866 ft.2640m.): 3 – 4 hours– B.L.D

After an early breakfast, we will take a flight to Lukla. Due to weather condition, the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla always leave early in the morning. Meeting with other porters before heading off towards Phakding. The journey of the village of Phakding lies in Dudh Koshi (“Milk River”) valley north of Lukla, goes through the different cultural village including Cheplung village from where the view of the sacred Mount Khumbila is beautiful. And finally, after hiking via the Himalayan jungle and crossing several swing bridges, a gradual walk downwards from Cheplung leads to the village Phakding. From Phakding, the sight of the Kusum Kangraru Mountain can be seen. overnight stay at the guesthouse/lodge.

Day 2
Phakding – Namche Bazaar trek (3440m., 11319ft.): 5 – 6 hours– B.L.D

Namche Bazaar is the main administrative and trading centre for the Khumbu region. With the inclusive of magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper, and rhododendron as well as the first view of Everest, it helps you to control the anticipation of the thrilling journey. In the way to Namche, several small villages are crossed like Jorsale, Monjo. Where Monjo is the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park, which lies in the north of Phakding.Phakding is located on a mountainside and views of the Thamserku Peak and the Kongdi Rl Himal see the amazing views. Likewise, the beautiful scenes of the different Himalayans including Lhotse, Nuptse and many more are seen. It is the main trending center in the Everest region. You can explore the beautiful Khumbu valley. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 3
Trek to Tengboche(3860m., 12694ft.): 6 – 7 hours– B.L.D

The trek from Namche to Tengboche is unbelievably stunning, Far below is the Dudh Koshi and Thamserku, Kantenga, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest rises in front. Woods, Rhododendron Forest, Mani Walls, Chorten (Stupas), and suspension bridges across the rivers make this a lovely walk. The village of Tengboche is also famous for the Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. The Tengboche Monastery is also regarded as the spiritual hub of the Khumbu region and surrounded by forest that is inhabited by Impeyan Pheasant and eagles. Stay at a Guesthouse.

Day 4
Trek to Dingboche (4410m., 14300ft.): 5 – 6 hours– B.L.D

Continue trek to Dingboche. The trekking trail crosses the Imja River and passes through lush forest and take a gradual climb up to the Pangboche valley. From Dingboche we can enjoy the scenic views of Ama Dablam, Dingboche is the only place in the region where barley is produced. Dingboche is called the ‘Summer Valley’ of the Khumbu and contains a kilometre long wall built to protect the village’s crops from the cold winds that descend down the Imja valley. Tame pheasants are regularly seen in this area. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.

Day 5
Trek to Lobuche 4940m 5/6 hrs– B.L.D

The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the moraine, there are stone monuments to six sherpas who died in the avalanche, as well as monuments to other climbers. From here, it is a steep, tough climb towards the village of Gorak Shep. Continue on towards Lobuche, where the view is straight towards Nuptse and the sunset is truly magnificent. You can also get an amazing view of other peaks including Pumori, Khumbuste, Lingtren, and Mahalangur Himal. You’ll spend a night at Lobuche.

Day 6
Trek to Everest Base Camp then Back to Gorakshep– B.L.D

The higher altitude makes this day’s trekking quite challenging. The Changri Glacier looms ahead as the trek heads for Gorakshep. Walking for about 2-3 hours you will get to Gorakshep a small, usually frozen, lake, by lunchtime. Relax and get adjusted to the altitude before the attempt to reach Everest Base Camp. From here the path moves all the way to the top of the edge, finally arriving at the Everest Base Camp. Here, the sight of Khumbu Icefall and the view of the Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains are quite heavenly. Return back to Gorakshep after spending some time at the base camp. Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 7
Hike to Kalapatthar (5550m., 16962ft.): 2hr 30min then trek down to Pheriche (4200m.): 7 hours– B.L.D

You can see a different view of Everest today, with a trek up to Kala Pattar. Known to have the best views of Everest, this is a challenging trek, but worth it on a clear day. Similarly, the hike to Kalapatthar is done early at dawn because the sight of the rising sun seen from the vantage point is absolutely amazing. After spending some time on Kalapatthar, begin the descent from Kala Pattar, heading for Pheriche. This is not the most challenging of hikes, but the altitude can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem tough. Stop to look around; the views are quite spectacular.

Day 8
Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3441m.): 6 hours– B.L.D

Today we trek back to Namche which takes us around 6 hours. The trails drop downhill up to Pangbochevillage and drop along the riverside. You will cross the bridge over Imja Khola all the way to Tengboche. From Tengboche, we will move down towards Phungki Thanka, pass the Kyangjuma and Reach Namche. Enjoy the surrounding and meet local peoples.

Day 9
Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3441m.): 6 hours– B.L.D

Today we trek back to Namche which takes us around 6 hours. The trails drop downhill up to Pangbochevillage and drop along the riverside. You will cross the bridge over Imja Khola all the way to Tengboche. From Tengboche, we will move down towards Phungki Thanka, pass the Kyangjuma and Reach Namche. Enjoy the surrounding and meet local peoples.

Day 10
Fly back to Kathmandu– B.

We take the short 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu; we will enjoy changing sight of the landscape on last time while on the flight. After landing at Kathmandu airport, the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing, or relaxing in one of the many rooftop cafes. Around in the evening join a special dinner program.

Includes

Includes

  • All airport pick up and departure
  • All transportation two-way flight ticket -fly Kathmandu to Lukla & Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu and drive in jeep, van, bus during trips
  • Nice trekking lodge during trekking
  • Whole accommodations during trips
  • We will provide a sleeping bag & down-jacket during the trek if you need
  • 3 meals during trekking as mention in the itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • First aid medicine item, Oximeter
  • Some seasonal fruits
  • Our T-shirt & Trip achievement certificate
  • Trekking permit & TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Guide and porter their salary, accommodation, meals and insurance (for 2 guest 1 Sherpa porter)
  • One special farewell dinner program
  • Our government tax official expenses

Excludes

  • Extra meals in the Kathmandu, accommodation & your personal expenses, drinks and dessert items, during trekking, hot shower bills etc
  • Your international air ticket & travel insurance
  • Tips for the guide and porters
How difficult is the Everest Base camp trek and how can I Prepare?

Trek to Everest Base Camp is a challenging and life-changing experience that can be attainable by many people nowadays. Our company provides you with an expert guide and porters with having good travel insurance. As altitude is one of the main reasons for sickness, people with very weak ankles, knee, hearts and lungs will not be appropriate for such trekking. About 2/3 months of some exercise will better help your Everest base camp hike. It’s not just like a walk around the park; there are numerous ups and downs during trekking. So, you should be well prepared for trekking to Everest Base Camp.

What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on EBC trek?

Trek to Everest Base Camp with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are a solo traveller, you need a private room will have cost extra. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose from like continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese, Nepali Dal Bhat cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy mineral bottles or safe drinking water, boil water from the hotel either you can bring water tablets and use normal water. Therefore you have to bring extra cash for the beverage and drinks items on the trip.

What is the limitation of weight to Lukla flight and where do I store my extra bags?

You can carry 10 kg luggage plus 5 kg handbag so total 15 kilograms and if you want to carry more than the limit you have to pay extra charges. You can keep your extra bags in your hotel or Sunrise Adventure treks office in Kathmandu.

Do I need to give tips to guiding potter and if how much?

It’s difficult to mention tipping, but normally people can give a minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter. Likewise tipping given as your happiness and satisfaction.

What about the communication system during trek?

As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak the English language during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you with guides and potters according to your own understanding of language. Our guides and porters have a cell phone to contact and some places may have satellite and cell phone to contact.

What about guide & porter, do they have well training?

Sunrise Adventure treks all guides, Sherpa, are trained. Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several types of training required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experienced in the tourism sector as a guide or potter, make it easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create a very familiar environment to the guests.

What about the safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in EBC trek?

Worrying about safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like headache, common cold, diarrhoea, vomiting, we provide you with first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements for rescue by helicopter, for this, you should have better travel insurance even we will also acclimatize your body for better rest. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue them by helicopter.

What about the weather conditions and Lukla flight?

Firstly, we have to take a flight to Lukla in the morning then we start the trek from Lukla but sometimes due to the air traffic and weather problems, the flight may be delayed or cancelled. Due to the uncertainty of the Lukla weather, we are not sure about the untimed flight. If there will be frequent weather problem, we do arrange a flight by helicopter chopper and for this, you have to pay additional or need to wait for extra days for the Lukla flight.

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Short Everest Base Camp trekking / Short EBC trek cost
From $1,140.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • Trekking
  • Kathmandu
  • Everest base camp
  • Trekking
  • 5 to 8 hrs