Everest Base Camp Short Trek

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  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Max Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft
  • Difficulty Level : Demanding
  • Arrival City : Kathmandu
  • Departure City : Kathmandu
  • Meals: 13 Breakfast, 11 Lunch , 13 Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel and Teahouse during Trek

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with the Everest Base Camp Trek, also called EBC Trek, a renowned journey to the majestic Base Camp of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Our carefully crafted Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary ensures an immersive experience, beginning with a warm welcome at Kathmandu International Airport.

On the second day, fly to Lukla, the gateway to this extraordinary trek. Traverse a classic route through Sherpa villages, including Namche, Tengboche with its iconic Tengboche Monastery, Dingboche, Dughla, Lobuche, and Gorakshep, culminating in a triumphant arrival at Everest Base Camp on the 9th day. Ascend to Kala Patthar, standing at 5,545 meters, for a breathtaking panorama, capturing the sunset over Everest and the surrounding mountains.

Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking is not just about conquering heights but also immersing yourself in the unique Sherpa culture, exploring Buddhist Monasteries, crossing scenic suspension bridges, and discovering the wonders of Sagarmatha National Park. After the summit of Kala Patthar, return to Lukla and board a swift 40-minute flight back to Kathmandu.

Conclude your epic journey with a Farewell Dinner in Thamel, featuring a delicious traditional Nepalese meal and a mesmerizing cultural music program. Join us for the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, where every step is a testament to the indomitable spirit of adventure. Book your expedition now for an unparalleled Himalayan experience!

Trip Highlights

  • 3 to 8 hours of walking for 11 days surrounded by beautiful Himalayas
  • Pass through Sherpa villages, get an insight of their culture and way of life
  • Stunning views of the highest peaks of the world
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
  • Reaching the highest altitude of 5,545 meters (18,192 feet) at Kala Patthar.
  • 2 rest days incorporated into the itinerary for acclimatization.

Trip Cost Includes

  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation for 2 Nights in Kathmandu
  •  Tea house during trek for 11 Nights
  •  Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Round Trip Flight 
  •  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek and Breakfast in Kathmandu
  •  Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant in Kathmandu
  •  Highly experienced trekking guide and 1 Porter for 2 trekkers
  •  Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS Permit and Local Govt. Tax at Lukla
  •  All ground transportation/airport pick up drop will be in comfortable private vehicles
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All government and Local Taxes
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket and Eve Holidays Duffel Bag[to be returned after trek]
  • Eve Holidays T Shirt, Cap.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tips, drinks and Personal expenses (Laundry, battery recharge, bottle water, hot shower, lukla flight excess baggage charges etc)
  • Meals in Kathmandu not mentioned in itinerary
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in included section

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,350 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Eve Holidays will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. After you check in and get refreshed, you will meet your trekking guide and have a trip briefing, get your sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag provided by Eve Holidays. In the evening we will meet for a welcome dinner.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla (2,860 meters) 40 minutes; Trek to Phakding (2,610 meters/8,563feet) 3-4hrs

We fly to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,860m), and set off on the first leg of our trek, heading northwards up the valley of the DudhKosi. We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. The trail offers some tantalising views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,610m), where we spend our first night.

Overnight: Lodge in Phakding

Max. Altitude: 2,860m/9,383ft

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Trek to Namche (3,438 meters/11,280ft) 5-6 hrs

From Phakding, we cross through suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. You then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, you get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market, a meeting place for the traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.

Overnight: Lodge in Namche

Max. Altitude: 3,438 meters/11,280ft

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Rest day in Namche (3,438 meters/11,280ft)

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. To acclimatize, you can do a strenuous day walk to a higher altitude, coming back down to Namche for sleep.

Overnight: Lodge in Namche

Max. Altitude: 3,438 meters/11,280ft

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,697ft) 5-6 hrs

After breakfast we start our trek further to Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for its celebrated monastery, the largest in the Khumbu where lots of visitors come for traditional yoga and meditations. From Tengboche we can see nice views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and Mount Ama dablam.

Overnight: Lodge in Tengboche

Max. Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche ( 4,360m/14,305ft) 5-6hrs

We descend through the forest to Devoche and a little further on we cross the rushing Imja River, whose valley we now follow. Climbing steadily the trail enters Pangboche, at 3,900m, the highest permanent settlement in this valley. Ascending the valley we have lunch at Shomore, after which we leave the trees behind and cross a wooden bridge at the confluence of the Khumbu and Imja River, A short steep climb brings us to Dingboche, a summer settlement where great peaks surround us.

Overnight: Lodge in Dingboche

Max. Altitude: 4,360m/14,305ft

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Acclimatization at Dingboche ( 4,360m/14,305ft)

Rest days are for acclimatization of body to high altitude. So we take short walks around and enjoy the views.

Overnight: Lodge in Dingboche

Max. Altitude: 4,360m/14,305ft

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche (4,940m/16,208ft) 2-4 hr

Today we walk alongside arid terraces with awesome views of mountains on all sides. We pass through Phulung Karpo, the camp site of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953 then onwards uphill to to the memorial site. After the memorial site it is an easy walk in the fairly even trail. As we continue towards our destination, the sight of Mt. Pumori (7138 m/ 23418 ft) comes into view. Then the trail descends and curves, paving way for Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku and others to appear before us and after a short while we reach Dughla. Walking steeply up at first onto the edge of the Khumbu Glacier. Here you come across scores of memorial cairns commemorating climbers and Sherpa’s that have died on the mountains. The path then slowly climbs along the left hand side of the glacier to Lobuche (4,940m/16,208ft), a large village with several tea houses.

Overnight: Lodge in Lobuche

Max. Altitude: 4,940m/16,208ft

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep (5,164 meters)~Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters)~Gorakshep 6-7 hrs

About three hours beyond Lobuche we reach GorakShep (5,164 meters), the site of the 1953 expedition’s base camp. Contouring along the valley side, the trail leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble. After about 3 hours we will eventually reach base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. For those visiting base camp in the spring, it is a chance to meet teams making an ascent of the mountain. Base Camp is actually spread over quite a wide area and we will spend some time wandering through it and getting a sense of what it must be like to be camped here for two whole months, whilst attempting the mountain.

Overnight: Lodge in Gorakshep

Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,599ft

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545 meters); Trek to Pheriche (4,280 meters) (7-8 hrs)

For watching sunrise over Mount Everest, today we start very early when it is dark outside and cold chilly wind hits your face. The climb takes between 2 and 3 hours and can be hard work, but the effort is rewarded by the classic view of Everest and the Khumbu Icefall, as well as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori immediately above. We retrace our steps to Lobuche, and return down the Khumbu Valley, stopping for a break in Dugla. With views of the stunning peak of Ama Dablam ahead of us, we continue along the flat valley to Pheriche.

Overnight: Lodge in Pheriche

Max. Altitude: 5,545m/18,193ft

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche (3,438 meters) 6-7 hrs

Walking mostly downhill, you cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche. You continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen. From Tengboche you descend to the bridge over the DudhKoshi. At Phunki Tenga, you get to see the water driven prayer wheels, before making your way back to Namche.

Overnight: Lodge in Namche

Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,860 meters) 6-7 hrs

Your final day’s trekking follows the DudhKoshi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chang (home made wine), try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience.

Overnight: Lodge in Lukla

Max. Altitude: 2,860m/9,383ft

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu /1,350 meters (40 minutes flight)

In the early morning you take off from Lukla airstrip for a spectacular mountain flight back to Kathmandu. After being met at the domestic airport terminal and transferred to your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore this wonderful city; shopping for souvenirs, trying out the various restaurants in Thamel or simply relaxing.

You spend the last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

Meals: Breakfast,  Farewell Dinner

Day 14 : Airport Transfer

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. A representative from Eve Holidays will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport few hours before your flight timing. 

Meals: Breakfast

NOTICE: 

The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 5 hours drive). Flight to Lukla from Ramechhap airport is almost guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions. Such cancellations can occur even in the best time of the year, so please be well informed about the alternatives to Lukla flight cancellations.

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Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Short Trek

In Kathmandu, you will stay in a 4 Star Hotel and along the trekking routes, we provide you best available rooms. In high season the accommodation are crowded and full. So we recommend early booking. Accommodation are on a twin sharing basis. Single supplement will cost extra and depends on availability. Hotels in Kathmandu can be upgraded to 5 Star in an additional cost.

Food during Everest Base Camp Short Trek

In Kathmandu breakfast, welcome dinner and farewell dinner are provided. While on trekking, we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at  teahouses/lodges where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. We make it sure that the food is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate.

Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu but we do not suggest eating meat as they are carried by porter or yak from lower altitude without refrigeration. 

Best Months for Everest Base Camp Short Trek

The spring time from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the best months for Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Experience Required for Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes and on some days you will have to walk for 10 hours. Aerobic exercise and jogging regularly prior to the trip is recommended to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek. Eve Holidays organizes small group trip departures, but we would suggest booking a solo private trek with us if you think you will need longer hours to cover the same distance and cannot keep up with the group.

Acclimatization during Everest Base Camp Short Trek

All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others. So we suggest to avoid alcohol and drink enough water and get good night sleep during the trek.

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Short Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is a walking tour and it does not involve any technical skills. If you are physically fit and mentally prepared to trek, it works well. You will find some challenging sections at Kala Patthar and Everest, so it would be better if you start following our trekking training guidelines. The earlier, the better.

When is the best time to trek?

March April May and Sept Oct Nov are the best time to trek

Are international flights included in the trip cost?

International flights are not included in the trip cost.

Can I change the travel date after I book the trip?

Yes we give you the flexibility to change the travel date or amend the itinerary and that has to be in written and at least 25 days before departure date. The cost incurred due to the changes has to be borne by you.

Do I get refund if I cancel the trip?

Booking deposits are transferable to anyone you want for any time in future. For cancelling the trip, cancellation policy in our booking terms and conditions will apply.

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    Emily

    Couple Traveller

    Our trip with Eve Holidays was perfect. We got more than we expected. They are very professional and was attentive in small details from before arriving to Nepal and during the whole trek. We felt so special and loved the experience. We will certainly travel with them in future.

    August 24, 2023

    Simon

    Family Traveller

    Trip was well organized and was happy with all the arrangement. Trekking guide was very knowledgeable. The mountain view was amazing. Meals and accommodation we had was the best available in the route. Maina helped us lot with the doubts and smooth planning since our first email. Thank you Maina and thanks to Eve Holidays team for this perfect trip for us.

    April 6, 2023

    Andrew

    Family Traveller

    Me and my son did Everest Base Camp Trek with Eve Holidays. After exchanged emails with Maina and she was very quick to respond and answer everything to our satisfaction. Everything from picking up from airport to the whole trip was perfect. Our trekking guide was the best, very professional and knowledgeable. We are completely satisfied with them and we recommend this company to everyone and of course would go back with them if we go to Nepal again.

    March 3, 2023

    Manish Bhullar

    Solo Traveller

    Everest Base Camp was the trek recommended by my friends who had travelled to Nepal earlier. Doing my research in google I found this company and I contacted them and I was impressed by the immediate response and the reasonable medium price they had for their services and I appreciate that what I got in return was beyond my expectation. The hotel, trekking guide, meals, yes the lodges during trek had basic facilities but they provided the best ones available on the trek and meals were nepalese dal bhat and noodles mostly. Yes all types of drinks were available. We must not forget that it was in remote mountains at altitude higher than 3500 meters and everything available has to be carried by the porters or by helicopter. In overall my experience with Eve Holidays was great and I can honestly recommend this company to anyone traveling to Nepal.

    April 22, 2022

    Rob

    Couple Traveller

    It was our second time in Nepal and first time with Eve Holidays. Thanks to Maina for arranging the smooth and wonderful trek for us. We kept changing travel dates and kept changing itinerary as well changing hotels. But she was always happily made the arrangements perfectly the way we wanted. We are extremely happy doing Everest Base Camp trek with this company and certainly will book with them when we come back again to Nepal

    August 15, 2019
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