Everest Base Camp Short Trek

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:10 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

  • Face to Face encounter with World Highest Mountain, M. Everest.
  • 360° views of the great Himalayas from Kala Patthar.
  • Remote and Celebrated villages of Phakding, Namche, Dingboche, Tengboche, Gorak Shep, etc.
  • Sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site).
  • Traversing around the Tengboche monastery (the largest monastery of Khumbu district).
  • Remarkable views of rivers, farmlands, valleys, and forests.
  • Exciting experience while crossing suspension bridges and walking along the off-beaten rocky as well as glacier trails.
  • Magical sunrise views from Kala Patthar's viewpoints.
  • Very welcoming local peoples.
  • Panoramic mountain views hotels and cafes.

Tour Overview

Short Trek to Everest Base Camp is a short adventurous journey that incorporates all the essential features of regular Everest Base Camp Trek. Trekking to Everest is a once in a lifetime adventurous journey. This Everest Base Camp Short Trek is especially proposed for those who want to experience Mount Everest within a short time span.

This exciting trip passes through amazing landscapes, forests, villages, towns, national parks, monasteries, etc; this truly exhibits the beautiful natural and cultural aspects of this region. Mount Everest Short Trek takes you to the base of World Highest Peak, Mount Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde RI, and Tawache. You can also have a glimpse of 3 World Highest Peaks, which are Makalu (8,485m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), and Lhotse (8,516m).

Everest Region is famous worldwide for its trekking routes as it passes through naturally and culturally rich places of Everest. The beautiful villages of Sherpa people, the religious stupa, prayer flags, and wheels, etc all along the trails make this Everest Base Camp Short Trek very spiritual and religious. While crossing these Sherpa villages, you can learn about their culture and lifestyle. The Himalayan ranges view while trekking seems as if someone put a large picture in front of us.

Our Short Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla crossing beautiful forest, rivers, and villages of the hilly region of Nepal. Treks start from Lukla to beautiful and ethnic villages of Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorak Shep and finally the Everest Base Camp. Trails to Everest Base Camp is a mixture of uphill and downhill walks along the rocky, off-beaten paths to crossing suspension bridges over Dudh Kosi and Imja rivers. While crossing these bridges, you can feel the touch strong cold winds blowing through the prayers flags hung on those bridges.

As the trails ascents, you can observe mules and yaks loaded with daily materials of this region people. Walking through the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site) offers remarkable tours across the deep forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines, and junipers. If lucky enough, you can encounter rare animals and birds of this region such as snow leopard, red panda, pheasants, musk deer, etc.

Our Everest Base Camp Short Trek offers a religious tour around the Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. You can visit this sacred site and pray for the success of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek journey. Climbing uphill through the woods after crossing the Hillary suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge of Khumbu district); you reach the Khumbu Capital, Namche Bazaar.  Namche Bazaar is the largest settlements of Sherpa people in Nepal also the most facilitated region of this district.

On our short journey to Everest Base Camp, we visit places like Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp. These sites are the main attraction of this amazing Everest Base Camp Short Trek.  From Kala Patthar, you observe the 360° angle view of Mt.Everest together with renowned peaks of Nepal. While from EBC, you can have a very close encounter with World Tallest Mountain, Mount Everest also with apex touching summits.

Religious Buddhist chants carved on stones and rocks embellished the trekking trails making the nearby surrounding very appealing. Overall, Everest Base Camp Short Trek is an unbelievable journey that is inexpressible in words. 

Detail Itinerary

Duration: 3 hours.

Spending a day at Kathmandu, our tour starts with an early scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. While on air, you can have amazing scenery of hills covered with forest, waterfalls and rivers, clouds flowing in the air, etc. As soon as you step on Lukla, you will have your first glimpse of sky touching snow-capped mountains. From Lukla, we start trekking north to the beautiful village of Phakding. It resides at an elevation of 2,700 m on the Dudh Koshi river valley. Overnight at Phakding Hotel/lodge.

Meals Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 5-6 hours.

With an early morning breakfast at Phakding, we start hiking towards the tourism capital of the Khumbu district, Namche Bazaar.  Walking along the ridges of Dudh Kosi river crossing multiple suspension bridges, and finally crossing the Hillary suspension bridge over Dudh Kosi we take a steep climb through the woodlands to the streets of Namche.

Namche Bazaar is a famous place among trekkers as a rest/acclimatization spots for many Everest region trekking. During the rest day, trekkers explore the local markets, and popular cafes, bakeries, and restaurants. From Namche, you can view marvelous views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and many more peaks. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Meals Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 5 hours.

Today with an early morning breakfast, we move towards the well-known village of Tengboche. The trails to Tengboche is blending of uphill and downhill walk passing across numerous stupas embellished with colorful prayer flags. Finally, we reach Sanasa where we have some tea breaks. From this very spot, you can see a clear view of Ama Dablam along with other rising peaks. Having Tea breaks at such places is one of the major highlights of Short Everest Base Camp Trek.  A few distances ahead there comes a point from where Gokyo Valley Trek (left) and Everest Base Camp Trek routes separate.

We then descend through the rhododendron, oaks and pines forest to the bridges over the Dudh Kosi river.  After crossing the bridge, we ascent through multiple switchbacks until we reach Tengboche village. It is home to the largest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery (3,867m). You can make a visit to the holy site for praying and sightseeing. Overnight at Tengboche Hotel/Lodge.

Meals Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 5-6 hours.

Today we hike from downhill forest walk, cross suspension bridges with a slight uphill climb to the dryland of Dingboche. Dingboche is a traditional village previously used for pasturing by sherpas. During the peak season, Dingboche is packed with groups of trekkers for acclimatization. From here, you view Imja Tse ( Island Peak ) which is popular for Island Peak Climbing. Overnight at Dingboche Hotel/lodges.

Meals Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 5 hours.

From Dingboche, we take a gentle walk across rocky grasslands and Yaks shelter. While trekking, you view of Lhotse(north) and Ama Dablam(south) overshadowing other peaks view. A few more hours walking, we reach the scenic village of Pheriche. From here, we have a decent walk on the Khumbu Glacier (the highest glacier of Nepal) until we reach Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche guesthouse.

Meals Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 8 hours.

Leaving Lobuche, a decent walk until we take a short steep climb over the Khumbu Glacier moraine. We then walk through the winding, rocky and slippery path over the glacier with a great view of Nuptse, Pumori and Everest. We then reach Gorak Shep from where we make our way to Everest Base Camp which takes 3 hours for a complete circuit. The views from Everest Base Camp is inexpressible. You can have a face to face encounter to mighty Everest along with other apex touching mountains. During peak time, you can see a large number of tents set up for the Everest expedition. Similarly, Khumbu Icefall which is one of the most dangerous stages of Everest Peak Climbing can be seen here. After exploration, we descended towards Gorak Shep. Overnight at Gorak Shep guesthouse.

Meals Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 7 hours.

Today we hike to Kala Patthar at dawn to have a once in a lifetime sunrise view rising from the heart of the great Himalayas. Trails to Kala Patthar( large black rocky mountain) is windy and rocky that leads to an elevation of 5,545m. Reaching the summit filled with colorful prayer flags, you can see the sun rising just before your eyes; accompanied by sweeping 360° views of Himalayan Ranges. Traversing for half an hour, we head back to Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche guesthouse.

Meals Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 4 hrs.

Leaving Pheriche, we descend towards the suspension bridge over the Imja river, slight climb over Tengboche, crossing the alluring rhododendron, oaks, and junipers and suspension bridges we arrive at Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Guesthouse.

Meals Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 7 hours.

Having an early breakfast we leave Namche on our journey to Lukla. We follow the same routes but the difference is today we have to descend a steep pathway cross multiple bridges over Dudh Kosi river and reach the Phakding village for Lunch. A few more walks across the Sagarmatha National Park, we reach the Lukla (the gateway to Everest). Overnight at Lukla guesthouse.

Meals Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 30 minutes flight trip.

Today is the last day of your eternal short trek to Everest Base camp. After breakfast at Lukla, we take a 30-minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu valley. Our team representative will drop you to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Additional Info

Best Time to Everest Base Camp Short Trek

A short trip to Everest Base Camp is possible throughout the year. The only difference is some seasons are peak where others are not. Nepal has four types of seasons i.e. Summer/Monsoon, Autumn, Winter, and Spring season.

Among them, spring and autumn are the best seasons for Short Everest Base Camp Tours. March-April falls on an autumn season which offers the clearest views of mountains and surroundings. After the heavy rainfall and storms of monsoon, the sky clears out giving the magnificent clear picture of great Himalayas.

September- early November falls on spring season which is one of the peakiest seasons for trekking. During these months, the entire Everest region awakes from the deep sleep of winter. Varieties of new plants, flowers, leaves start to grow which later on fills the entire region with bright colored flowers and pleasant fragrance. The weather is clear and moderate offering spectacular views of snow-capped mountains.

December-February falls on winter season whereas July-August falls on Monsoon season. These seasons are the off-season time of the year for short Everest Base Camp Trek. Trekking during these seasons leads to frequent snowfalls and storms during winter whereas frequent heavy rainfalls, hailstorms during Monsoon season; which results in blur or unclear views of Himalayas.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature Charts includes;








20°C - 25° C

12°C - 20°C

avg 8°C

12°C - 20°C


-3°C - 5° C

-7°C - 3°C

-15°C - (-7°C)

-5°C - ( -3°C)

The difficulty of Short Trek to Everest Base Camp

Trek to Everest Base Camp is considered moderate as compared to Everest Three Passes Trek. Trekkers who love hiking and have the ability to hike for 5-6 hours (8 hours sometimes) then this Short EBC Trek is suitable for them. The trails go from lower altitudes (2,860m)to extremely high altitudes of 5,545m which is a very difficult task for beginners. That results in altitude sickness problems thus it is recommended to take basic physical and mental training before starting Short Everest Trek. Activities like Walking, Jogging, Hiking, Meditation, etc are helpful for Mount Everest Base Camp Short Trek.   

Cost and Dates

Everest Base Camp Short Trek Permits
Same as other Everest Trekking, short tours to Everest Base Camp also requires permits to entire this region. Trekkers needs
● Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fees - $30 USD + 13% VAT.
● TIMS Card - $20 USD.

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