Short Everest Base Camp trek / 11 Days EBC trek cost - 11 Days

Mt Everest

 Short Everest base camp trek

 11 days Everest base camp trek offers the great chance to see to explore the nature and culture of the Khumbu region and Sherpa people. Short Everest base camp trek starts from your scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Next, you will continue trek to Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Everest base camp, Kalapathar and finally back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. You can experience the Everest massif within a short period of time.

Short trekking to Everest base camp is the way to fulfilling adventurous journey and close view of Everest massif.  Moreover while walking to the Everest base camp can pass through the beautiful nature of Sagarmatha national park, a fascinating view of Sherpa cultures and their lifestyle, countryside and mesmerizing view of the highest mountains.

Anyone trekkers would like to do hiking to EBC and don’t have sufficient time so 11 days short Everest base camp trek is one of the best options for adventure lovers who are physically fit. Although you can see the close 360-degree view of  Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam many more.

On the other hand, enjoy the beautiful colourful villages and local market. Therefore you can enjoy the glamorous view of hidden wilderness, flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha national park which is also the core attraction of the EBC short hike. Although, you can also do some other alternative trekking to the Everest region as your time matter. You can do 14 days Everest base camp trek.

When is the best time to do a short Everest base hike?

Everest base camp short hike is good for all season. However, spring March to May and Autumn September to November is the best and high season to do this Everest trekking regarding the best views and beautiful weather. During the high season, trekkers can encounter many trekkers on the trail to EBC and passing through the beautiful Himalayas and villages.

Likewise, trekkers can do Everest base camp trek even in the monsoon and winter season but during that time weather sometimes may not be suitable. Monsoon can be cloudy and humid and winter may be freezing and heavy snow but solitude lovers and avoid crowed can do this trek even in summer and winter season. Therefore anyone doing Everest base camp within a short time Sunrise Adventure treks offers the best trekking experience forever.

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 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 11: 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 / 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
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
Fly back to Kathmandu and enjoy your day– 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 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
  • 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

Cost 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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Short Everest Base Camp trek / 11 Days EBC trek cost
From $1,190.00
per Adult
From $1,190.00
per Child

Trip Facts

  • Trekking
  • Everest Region / EBC trek
  • 5555 m
  • Kathamndu
  • Strenuous