Short Everest Base Camp Trek -11 days
Short Everest Base Camp Trek is specially designed itinerary for those trekkers who have short time frame but still wish to experience Everest, the top of the world. Short Everest Base Camp Trek is for those Everest trekkers who do not really want acclimatization at Namche. The full board Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary has an acclimatization day at Namche. But, some trekkers want to continue their trekking to Everest Base Camp without acclimatization at Namche. They will go with this Short Everest Base Camp Trek.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek as other longer trekking in Everest region begins from Lukla. We fly to Lukla from Kathmandu. It is 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
We meet our entire team at Lukla and begin our trek to Phakding. Slowly, we get into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the part located at the highest elevation on the planet and experience alpine flora and faunas.
Namche, the capital and tourist hub in Everest region is one of the prominent attractions of Short Everest Base Camp Trek. Traditional Tibetan Market, hotel and restaurants, ATMs, Money Exchange, Internet, and Sherpa Cultural Museum are the prime attractions of Namche Bazaar. Actually, tourists wonder to see European standard of facility at Namche Bazar.
We further head to Tengboche, Lobuche and finally get to Gorekhshep. We climb Kalapatthar and witness giant mountain summits include Pumori, Loa Tse, Nupse, Mt. Everest and other snow fed peaks. Further, we trek to Everest Base Camp and capture magnificent mountain panorama.
Highlights - Short Everest Base Camp Trek
- A scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
- Namche Bazar, Hotel Everest View, Sherpa Cultural Museum, Tibetan Market, European Standard Hotels and restaurants
- Sagarmatha National Park and its Alpine Flora and Fauna
- Friendly Sherpa People and their life style
- Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp and mountain views:Mt Lhotse [8,516m/27,940ft], Mt Makalu [8,462m/27,762ft] and Cho Oyu [8,201m/26,906ft] and Mt Everest [8,848m/29,029ft] and holy Pumori
We will offer three star accommodations in Kathmandu . If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra. We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.
We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu and during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov). Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing. One item of meal in Everest region will cost between 3-8 USD. Nepali Dal Bhat, Bread items, Egg items, potatos items, Pancakes, Pies, Noodles and Thukpa, Tenduk are some of the common meals in Everest region.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find Spring best time to trek to Everest Base Camp since they love to see flowering rhododendron in Sagarmatha National Park.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Physical Condition and Experience
Those who can walk 5-7 hours in the mountain can do this trek. Everest Base Camp Trekking is a moderate and sometimes it becomes challenging too, trek in Everest Region Trekking . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. Prior trekking experience and technical skills are recommended . These prior skills will be an asset for it.
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is short 35 minutes flight. Lukla is the beginning point of Short Everest Base Camp Trek. We again end our Short Everest Base Camp Trek at Lukla and take a scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery and steep trail .
However, there are few cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
We do not nee TIMS card for Everest region Trekking. We can obtain Everest region entry permit at Lukla which cost USD 20.
We require Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit which can be obtained at Monjo after Phakding before Namche which costs equivalent to USD 34.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
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Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport [Kathmandu] and transfer to your hotel at kathmandu stay overnight. 1Our representative will receive you at the airport and trasafer to the hotel. After you get refressed, we have a short orientation meeting introducing guide, porter and the description about the trip. We also prepare the necessary equipment. Be with 3 passport size photographs, passport and travel insurance.
Day 02 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
It is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes. The take off takes place from Tribhuwan International Airport domestic. Sometimes, we have our flights disturbed due to unfavorable weather condition. For this we have to be patient.
Upon our arrival at Lukla airport, we meet our entire team and alongwith porters and we begin trekkking to Phakding. Phakding is located at the lower elevation than Lukla. This trek today is on the flat and descent. Teahouse Overnight at Phakding.
Day 03 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours.
We begin today's trek after breakfast. Today, we enter into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located at the highest elevation in the world. Jorsalle is the entry point where we get our National Park Entry checked. Then, the trail ascends to a suspension bridge. After suspension bridge, the trail is all the way up and steep and we finally gey Namche. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 04 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
After, we are acclimatized, we have new stamina to trek to Tengboche. First, we have flat trail for half an hour then the trail changes into descent until we get the river. After, we cross the river, we have trail all the way going up till we reach Tengboche. Here, we visit Tengboche Monastery and its serene premises. Teahouse overnight at Tengboche.
Day 05 :- Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Today’s walk is entirely based in Sagarmatha National Park. We trek through pine, rhododendron, oak and fir. This is really a pleasant walk until we get Dingboche.
Day 06 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Today’s walk is through alpine vegetations and plants witnessing mountain vistas in the skyline. We experience a little suffocation and difficulty in breathing as we go to higher elevation. Teahouse overnight at Lobuche
Day 07 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours
We today have to work a bit harder comparing to other days. We have to go to Everest Base Camp first then we get back to Gorekhshep for overnight stay. We witness magnificent views of giant peaks including Loatse, Nupse and other minor peaks. But in fact, we cannot capture Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp. Teahouse overnight at GorekhShep.
Day 08 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours
Today, we climb Kalapatthar and celebrate stunning sunrise and awe-inspiring mountain views including Mt. Everest, Pumori and so on. It is windy at the top normally. We spend around 15 minutes at the top of Kalapatthar and walk down to Gorekh Shep and trek down to Periche. Teahouse overnight at Periche
Day 09 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
This trail all the way back to Namche. For this , we follow the same trail. But we still enjoy our walk through Sagarmatha National Park. Teahouse Overnight at Namche.
Day 10 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
Today, we leave Namche, the gateway to Everest region. Gradually, we also say good bye to Sagarmatha National Park and finally arrive at Lukla. We celebrate our victory over this adventurous trek here at Lukla in the evening and look forward for the next day flight to Kathmandu.
Day 11 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
This is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Upon your arrival, our representative will be there and you will be transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu
US $ 870* All Inclusive Price
Duration: 10 nights/11 days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: 1- 14 pax
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Best Season: March-April/ Sept-Nov