12 days Everest Base camp trekking / Short EBC trek cost - 12 Days

Everest base camp trek

Short Everest base camp trekking

12 days short Everest base camp trekking is mainly designed for trekkers who have a short time to visit Everest base camp trek. Everest short trek starts with a 35-minute flight to Lukla. Lukla is the entrance of the Khumbu region. All the way trekking passes through the Dodhkoshi River all the way passes through Phakding Manjo, Sagarmatha National Park and nice bridges. Explore around the Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is one of the trading centres of the Khumbu region.

Visit the hometown of Sherpa people and explore around the Khumbu glaciers and Khumbu ice falls. Towering sunrise view of Mount Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt Amadablam, Mt Lobuche, Iceland peak etc. is the core attraction of the Everest trek.

Short Everest base camp hiking is suitable for veteran trekkers those who like challenges. Physical fitness and doing some exercise better help to do this trek.  March to May and September to December are the best month regarding the best temperature, weather and to see the best visual of nature and Himalayas.

Moreover, you can do an additional trek to Everest base camp trek. 12 days Everest base camp trek includes your arrival to departure.  Basic tea house accommodation and availability of different western menus are available all the way during trek.

Everest base camp hike includes your all lodging and meals from Kathmandu to Lukla flight and flight back to Kathmandu. All the way enjoy the great view of nature and hidden wilderness. Breathtaking sunrise and sunset view of the earth highest peak Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse is the key attraction of the trek.

Trekking passes through the thin air on the way to Everest base camp and Kala Patthar. You can enjoy seeing Khumbu valley and a close massif view of the top highest mountain around the Everest region. Shore hiking to the Everest base camp is the embarking trip to the lifetime experience of any trekkers of the world.

Food and accommodation

There are various types of accommodation like a tea house, lodges, luxury lodges are available on the trek. So accommodation part you have to confirm before you book the trek. Food and drinks are next important during the Everest base camp trek.

Moreover, you can get varieties of cuisines during your EBC trek. Likewise, you can get macaroni, chowmein, Pizzas, parathas, Dal Bhat, Indian food, Chinese food, Continental foods are normally on the Everest trek.  You can use boil water, bottled water or tap water and during the trek. Beverage and drinking water cost extra have to bring extra money for the drinks items.

 

Best time to do short Everest Base Camp trekking

The highest season for Everest base camp trekking is Spring( March to May) and autumn (September to November). During this peak, season the weather looks fantastic and can see the massif sunrise and sunset views of the mountains and nature. Even there is a rare chance of a flight cancellation. Monsoon (June July and August) is cloudy and raining and winter (December, January and February) is cooler and frozen of ice even few people can do Everest trek in monsoon and winter too. Sunrise Adventure treks will completely arrange your trek in a safe way.

Those trekkers who like to avoid crowded can do this trek in winter and monsoon but need to passion about the good weather for the Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight. Monsoon and winter there are few chances of a daily flight to Lukla due to the weather problem flight can’t operate on time.

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: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar– B.L.D

Day 4: Trek to Tengboche(3860m., 12694ft.): 6 – 7 hours– B.L.D

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

Day: 7 Dingboche: Acclimatization – B.L.D

Day 6: Trek to Lobuche (4910m., 16207ft.): 5 hours– B.L.D

Day 7: Trek to Everest Base Camp then Back to Gorakshep– B.L.D

Day 8 : Hike to Kalapatthar (5550m., 16962ft.): 2hr 30min then trek down to Periche (4200m.): 7 hours– B.L.D

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

Day 10: Trek to Lukla: 7 hours– B.L.D

Day 111: Fly back to Kathmandu– B.D

 

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

Itinerary Details

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

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Meet up with the Sherpa guides and porters before heading towards Phakding. The porters’ loads are organized here, in Lukla. Journey passes through Dudh Koshi (“Milk River”), and finally reaching to Phakding.

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 inclusion 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.

Day 3
Acclimatization in Namchhe Bazaar– B.L.D

To adapt to the altitude and new surrounding we acclimatize in Namche Bazaar. We spend the day hiking by enjoying the scenes of mountains and sunrise and sunset in Khumbu Peak. Besides that you will either be taken to explore Thame Monastery or Khumjung village.

Day 4
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.

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

Continue trek to Dingboche. From Dingboche we can enjoy the scenic views of Ama Dablam, Dingboche is the only place in the region where barley is produced. Tame pheasants are regularly seen in this area.

Day 6
Dingboche: Acclimatization– B.L.D

Enjoy and explore around some time away from the trek to adjust to the higher altitude. You can hike to Nagerjun, located at the height of 5100 meters just above the Dingboche, at the edge of the Chhukung valley. From where a marvellous panorama of Lobuche East(6119m), Lobuche West(6856m), Kangtega(6685m), Taboche Peak(6367m), Thamserku(6608m), and the Ama Dablam(6856m) can be seen. you can also spot the stunning sight of Mount Makalu, the world’s fifth tallest peak on a clear day. Return back to Dingboche. Enjoy the scenery, drink plenty of fluids, and prepare for the next day’s hiking.

Day 7
Trek to Lobuche (4910m., 16207ft.): 5 hours– 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 an 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.

Day 8
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) then Back to Gorakshep (5164 m)– B.L.D

The higher altitude makes this day’s trekking quite challenging. The Changri Glacier looms ahead as the trek heads for Gorakshep, a small, usually frozen, lake, by lunchtime. Relax and get adjusted to the altitude before the attempt to reach Everest Base Camp.

Day 9
Hike to Kalapatthar (5550m., 16962ft.): 2hr 30min then trek down to Periche (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. 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 10
Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3441m.): 6 hours– B.L.D

Today we trek back to Namche which takes us around 6 hours. Enjoy the surrounding and meet local peoples

Day 11
Trek to Lukla: 7 hours– B.L.D

The final day of our trek returns back to Lukla. Relax after the rigorous adventure and reflect on the challenges just undertaken.

Day 12
Fly back to Kathmandu– B.D

We take the short flight back to Kathmandu, where 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.

Cost Include & Exclude

Package Incudes:

  • 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
  • 2/3 star category hotel in the city with breakfast basis & 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

Package Excludes:

  • Extra meals in the Kathmandu & 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 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 Kathmandu to Lukla flight (35 min) to 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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12 days Everest Base camp trekking / Short EBC trek cost

Trip Facts

  • Everest Base camp
  • 5555 m
  • Difficult
  • Kathmandu
  • 5 to 7 hrs