The Short Everest Base Camp Trek, located in eastern Nepal, is one of the most spectacular treks to the world's highest mountain, which stands at 8848 meters. Trekkers from all over the world come to see this breathtaking natural wonder. Trekking to Everest Base Camp allows you to experience authentic Tibetan communities, culture, and religious dialects, pristine flora and fauna, abundant waterfalls, and truly memorable landscapes.
The Sagarmatha National Park is a beautiful and memorable place of trees and waterways in the area. The trek usually begins in Lukla for those who fly in, or in Jiri or Salleri if you arrive by road. The region is dominated by Sherpas, who are well-known mountaineers. The majority of the communities are Buddhists who enjoy spiritual peace. The Everest Base Camp Short Trek provides 360-degree views of majestic snow-capped mountains rising more than 6000 meters above sea level. Some of these peaks are well-known for climbing, including Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lobuche East, and Lobuche West, to name a few. While trekking through these incredible regions, you are deeply impressed by deep Buddhism, its communities, monasteries, and, of course, the people who entice you with their kindness and warmth of hospitality.
The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is ideal for those looking for an adventure that includes reaching the top of the world with unforgettable views of the massive Himalaya range, stunning flora and fauna, and communities with a rich culture. Similarly, the 10-day Everest Base Camp Short Trek is the best way to avoid the same trail returns and discover the close-up scenic view of the Khumbu Himalaya by helicopter. Contact our local experts at any time for more information.
Day 01: Welcome at the airport then transfer to your Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla by scenic mountain flight and trek to Phakding (2610m, 4/5 hrs)
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6 hrs)
Day 04: Namche to Tengboche (3870m, 5/6 hrs)
Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m, 6 hrs).
Day 06: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m, 6 hrs).
Day 07: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m, 7 hrs) then hike to thrilling Everest Base Camp 5364m and back to Gorak Shep for overnight.
Day 08: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (2/3 hrs, 5550m), descend to Gorak Shep then fly out to Lukla by Helicopter.
Day 09: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then enjoy the final shopping, drinks, meal etc.
Day 10: Departure
Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied, please feel free customize your own & contact us.
Welcome at airport, transfer to the Hotel then set up for up coming day.
A magical scenic flight takes us to Lukla in the morning, and from there we begin the trek with a hike to the day's first destination, Phakding.
Our day starts by following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing over the Edmund Hillary suspension bridge, then heading towards Sagarmatha National Park and the checkpoint at Monjo. The path ascends markedly until it eventually leads us into Namche Bazaar, the regional capital for the Sherpa district.
The trail leads away from Namche Bazaar through a series of small villages and a suspension bridge en route to Phunki Tenga, and then climbs through a series of switchbacks and dense rhododendron forests to Tengboche. The village is famous for its monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region, and is justly known for its long association with mountaineering expeditions to the area.
The day begins by descending gradually through more woodland until we cross another suspension bridge and climb steadily towards Pangboche and Sumare, the formidable presence of Ama Dablam keeping us company all the way. Mani walls and a monastery greet our arrival in Dingboche, Lhotse, Island Peak and other mountains adding their own stunning profiles to the view.
With plenty of rest from the previous day our bodies are fully prepared for the next stretch towards Thugla, where we pass numerous cairns and monuments dedicated to the many Sherpas and climbers who have perished on Everest's slopes. Further along on the trail through the barren terrain we come to Khumbu glacier at the foot of the famous mountain and marvel at the terrible beauty and chaos of the inexorable mass of ice. The day finishes up with our arrival at the jumble of buildings that make up the remote outpost of Lobuche.
Our trek reaches its climax today with the much-anticipated arrival at Everest Base Camp, truly one of the most memorable experiences in Nepal. The morning is spent traversing Khumbu Glacier and heading to Gorak Shep, where we typically pause for a well-deserved meal and the extraordinary views before heading out again for the journey's reward, our arrival at the historic base camp, temporary home through the decades to some of the most legendary figures in the annals of mountaineering. After pausing to drink in the astonishing spectacle, and perhaps view the latest expeditions mounting their challenge, we reluctantly turn around and make our way back to Gorak Shep for our night's rest.
Everest may not be in our reach but Kala Patthar is on hand to give added meaning to the visit via unmatched views of the entire Khumbu basin and a sense of accomplishment in scaling the peak. After returning for breakfast and to retrieve our trekking gear we fly back to Lukla by chopper. This is the best way of avoiding same way in and out and soaking. It would be a lifetime experience of a scenic mountain flight to Lukla.
After breakfast we take a flight to Kathmandu where you'll have enough time to savor the city's treasure's one last time before getting together for a farewell dinner with friends before departure
Farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.
In October 2021, I & my wife did the Short Everest base camp trek with Nepal Trekking Experts. We reached out to the company and from the moment of the first enquiry to leaving the country we were fully satisfied with our experience. All correspondence was completely professional and we always felt like we were in safe hands.
Our guide was Binod, and he was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful to us in all manners, whether encouraging us in difficult parts of the trek or helping to order meals. When we started to suffer from altitude sickness, he did a great job and educated decisions to help combat the effects and make it to the base camp.
Since we had a short holiday and high preference of exploring Everest Base Camp, short Everest Base camp trek with Nepal trekking Experts was the best fit for us. Likewise, chopper ride from Gorakshep to Lukla was an incredible experience ever.
Overall, I can't recommend this trekking company enough.