Short Everest Base Camp Trek


  • Welcome Dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu and 30 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, tiny airport at Lukla
  • The magnificient mountain views of the most iconic peaks in the world, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Lhotseshar and Nuptse
  • The trek takes you through the home of the Sherpa community, who are known for their mountaineering skills, and their rich cultural traditions 
  • You'll have the opportunity to visit local villages as well as the biggest Sherpa Village at Namche Bazaar, interact with the friendly Sherpa people, and learn about their life
  • Everest panoramic views from Syanboche, including  Ama Dablam, Kusumkangaru and Mera peak are the closest
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, the home of Sherpa community and their culture
  • Visit Sherpa Museum and an ancient Monestery at Tengboche
  • The best trip for those trekkers who have limited time and short holiday in Nepal
  • Great opportunity to observe the magnificent mountain views and Khumbu ice fall from both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar

Overall, the 12-day Everest Camp trip is a great journey for travelers who want to reach Camp Everest in a short period of time. The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas. Short Everest Base Camp trek is arranged in the Solu Khumbu district of Nepal. It offers an authoritative gutsy experience by taking you to the Base Camp (5364m) that is the most astounding top on the planet (Mt. Everest). Also during this trek, one can encounter the entrancing perspective of different Mountain like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Makalu and Ama Dablam. Alongside these edges of fascination, Everest base camp trek has Orange religious communities, with the bright petition to God banners.

The brilliant adventure of the Everest Base Camp trek starts with a beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy. The trail goes through socially rich towns like Phakding, Khumjung and Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazar has the majority population of Sherpa. Everest Base Camp Trekking takes you to the base camp of the world’s highest peak. At this point, climbers allow a day of rest for acclimatization.

Why Short Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek likewise offers the chances to go touring around the Sagarmatha National Park. It is a world legacy site. It is home to an assortment of Himalayan Flora and Faunas. Lastly touches base at the Base Camp of the Mt. Everest and Kala Pathar which is honored with the brilliant perspective of the Himalayas. The magnificent view of Everest can observe from Kala Pathar. This is the closest distance place to take a bigger photograph of Mt. Everest.

12 days Everest base camp trek is a great opportunity for those who have a busy travel schedule and whose dream is to view Mount Everest (8848m) roof of the world. So, Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a great walk for travelers who has a short vacation in Nepal. The only difference between this trek and Everest Base camp trek is that there will be no acclimatization day in Namche Bazar and Dingboche. Trekkers adoring the antiquated locales and might want to make the plunge the magnificence of nature can appreciate the Everest Base Camp. Short Everest Base Camp is a safe and highly recommended trek. Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition is glad to operate this trek for you to make it your lifetime experience. Remember us for this trek!

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Due to the bad weather of domestic flights from Kathmandu to  Lukla and after the trek from Lukla to Kathmandu delayed sometimes by a few hours or canceled for a day or more. It could happen even in best trekking season also as you know how climate changes affecting in the world and especially Himalayan Region of Nepal. Perhaps we always recommend you to add supplement nights in Kathmandu after your trek if possible. If everything goes well, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting, wildlife activities, shopping, as you wish for those extra days. However, if you want a helicopter rescue instead of flight cancellation from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu we can organize according to your request.

Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport, one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you, our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh and take a bit rest, then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan for your trip in details.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. You should be ready early in the morning to fly to Lukla. It’s 45 minutes scenic fly to Lukla. Lukla is the most critical airport. Once you arrived in Lukla have breakfast, then start your trek. Lukla is the gateway to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Today you have a short day trek approximately three hour trek. You can enjoy the scenery and some of the peaks. You can pass some villages like as Chheplung, Thadokoshi, Ghat Phakding and you will be arriving at Manju then stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2835m

Trek to Namchebazar. Namche Bazaar is the biggest town on this trip. You should have a breakfast in  Manju. After breakfast you should start your trek to Namche Bazaar. The trail much harder than the last day. At the beginning of the day you should cross the bridge, then passages some little towns. While you are walking on the trail you can enjoy the mountain views of Thamserku and Kusumkangaru. You can see the Dodhkoshi river and the scenery. Monju is a nice place where we should check our trekking permit. After 10 minutes walk you should cross the bridge again and reach at Jorsalle. . After  Jorsalle, you should have a big climb to Namche Bazaar. You will see the Hilary bridge, double suspension bridge and then get to Topdanda. There is a very nice view point. You can see the Everest at the first time if the weather is clear and there is no cloud. Next  one and half hour walk you will reach at Namche Bazaar  you can have lunch then stay overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m

Trek to Tengboche. Tengboche is a nice place to spend the overnight. It is situated on the top of the hill. The trail today very nice and gentle. In the beginning, it is hard to get to the top of Namche Bazaar then after very nice and easy walk until to Kyanjuma. You can enjoy the scenery and all the mountain views, including Everest, Nupche, Lhotse and several peaks around. After Kyanjuma, the trail drop down to the Dodhkoshi and after crossing the bridge you get to Fungi Thanga. The trail to get to Tengboche a bit harder, takes about two and half hour. You can visit the biggest monastery in the evening, talks with the Monks and stay overnight at Tengboche.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3860m

Today trek to Dingboche. You may feel harder because of the gaining altitude more. The trail drop down first until to the Debuche then nice and gentle walk through the rhododendron forest until to the bridge of Imja Khola and climbs past superb Mani stones (carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant Mani Padme Hum) to Pangboche at 3860m. The trail then climbs to Dingboche, you can enjoy the superb view of Amadablam and stay overnight at Dingboche.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4410m

Trek to Lobuche. Today you should walk slow and steady. In the beginning until to the Dhukla very nice and easy walk. The trail after Dhukla goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour, then left into a memorial area known as Chhukpilhara, before reaching Lobuche at 4930m. The night so cold there, you should prepare the nights with warm jackets and stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4910m

Trek to Gorak Shep. The trail continues to Gorak Shep at 5160m. It takes approximately three hours gradual climb. Once you arrive at Gorak Shep, you should prepare to go to the Everest Base Camp. The trail more likely rocks, narrow and sometimes windy as well. Today will fulfill your dream. You had very hard time to come to Nepal not only that you dream to do the Everest Base Camp once in your lifetime. Take photograph with the group and your friends, then back the same way to Gorakhshep and stay overnight at Gorak Shep.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5140m

Today’s hike to Kalapathar (Black Rock) at 5545m early in the morning, then trek back to Pheriche. Kalapathar is like a small peak offers the best view of Everest without climbing it. The view of Everest is pretty close from the Kalapathar, take some photograph, it must memorable then back down to Gorekhshep have breakfast the trek back down until to Pheriche and stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4240m

Trek to Namchebazaar. Today you feel much better when you descent already from the Everest Base Camp. You have to back the same way passing through the Pangboche, Tengboche, Fungethanga, Lausasa and Kyanjuma. You may see some wild animal and birds if you are lucky. Himalayan Thar, Blue Ship and Musk Deer can see around. The national bird of Nepal Lhophophoras (Danphe) also can see near to the Namchebazaar. You can explore sometimes in Namchebazaar again if you arrive earlier and  manage your time then stay overnight at Namchebazaar.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m

Trek back to Lukla. Today is your last day trek. You should walk all the way to Lukla mostly the downhill, passes so many country sites and villages like Jorsalle, Monju, Banker, Phakding, Ghat and some more towns. You have a last night in the mountain, get to gather with you friends and stay overnight at Lukla.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2840m

Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu. Most of the time you have a morning flight so you should be prepared to go to the airport on time. You should have very nice and 45 minute scenic flight to Kathmandu. Our guide still with you to drop you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our manager will meet you in the evening then take you for the farewell dinner and drop you to the hotel, stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Departure for home. Today our driver will drop you to the International Airport for the final departure. Wish you have a nice and safe journey back home.

    • Two nights accommodation in Kathmandu with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
    • All Ground and air transportation. Pick up and drop.
    • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
    • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the Nepal government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
    • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
    • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
    • First Aid kit.
    • Trekking Route map.
    • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
    • All required local and government tax.
    • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
    • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
    • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, hot shower etc.
    • Personal clothing and gears.
    • Tips to guide and porters.
    • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
    • Monument entrance fees.
    Price and Availability
    Date AvailabilityPrice 
    Start DateJul 27, 2024End DateAug 07, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1250
    Additional Information

     Short Everest Base Camp trek best time

    When deciding on the best time to visit the Everest region for the short Everest Base Camp trek, it is important to consider your personal preferences and the type of weather you prefer. The most popular time to trek is during the spring months of March to May, when the weather is generally clear and dry, with warm days and cool nights. The rhododendron forests are also in full bloom during this time, creating beautiful scenery. 

    Another suitable time to trek to Everest is in the autumn months of September to November. Autumn also has stable weather conditions with crystal clear views and a low chance of precipitation. The climate remains pleasant, neither too hot nor too cold. Also, autumn is the festival season, so you may get a chance to be part of some of the biggest celebrations in the country. 

    Short Everest Base Camp trek accommodation

    Our accommodation during the trek is basic lodges along the trail. Trekkers spend nights in twin-shared rooms. The package cost covers basic accommodation, so please do not have high expection. You will get a clean,neat and comfortable room at the end of the day to have a good night's sleep. 

    If you want to upgrade your accommodation, then let us know in advance. The Everest trek trail also has luxury lodges with great services and many modern amenities. 

    The washroom in the basic lodge is usually shared. It can be a squat toilet or a western-style one. Single rooms will cost you additional money, and you have to request them at the time of booking. The services offered in the lodges are pretty basic. 


    Food is generally available along the entire route of the short Everest Base Camp trek and is typically provided by the tea houses or lodges where you stay overnight. Most lodges offer a set menu of Nepali and Tibetan dishes, as well as some western options such as pasta and sandwiches. Prices for meals are generally reasonable but can vary depending on the specific location and type of dish.

    The biggest Sherpa village offers a wide range of menu that includes pizza, bakery items, burgers, steak, curries, rice, porridge, soups, etc. The tea shops along the trail sell snacks and beverages, so carry some Nepali cash to buy. You can carry bars and snacks to munch while trekking. 

    Group/private joining

    Both group and private treks have their pros and cons, and the right choice for you will depend on your personal preferences and budget. Group treks tend to be more affordable, but you may have less control over the itinerary and may have to compromise on certain aspects of the trip. Private treks tend to be more expensive, but you'll have more control over the itinerary and can tailor the trip to your specific needs and preferences.

    Group treks: Group treks are organized by trekking companies and typically include a group of travelers who are led by a guide and supported by a team of porters. These treks are a good option for people who are comfortable traveling with a group and want the convenience of having everything arranged for them.

    Private treks: Private treks are tailored to the individual or group and can be customized to meet your specific needs and preferences. These treks are a good option for people who want more control over their itinerary and who may have specific interests or requirements.

    Child Policy

    Many parents do the short Everest Base Camp trek with their children. You just have to be prepared well and follow a perfect itinerary that allows your kid to adjust and enjoy the venture. Our short Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is perfect to join with kids. Moreover, we also provide an assistant guide and other services to make sure the trek goes smoothly. For more information, kindly contact us. 

    Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is crucial to join the Short Everest Base Camp trek. We ask our guests to buy travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation to provide instant medical assistance during the trek. Not only this, but travel insurance will also come in handy in case you lose your luggage, face flight cancellation, or for medical coverage. 

    There is no hospital in the Everest region, and any big injury or sickness may require air evacuation to a hospital in Kathmandu. Without travel insurance, it gets tough for us to provide air evacuation to you on time.

    • We will sleep in basic lodges or tea houses during the Everest base camp trekking. The lodges will offer simple bed and breakfast service. We will have dinner in the same lodge where we sleep.

    • Yes, a normal person can go to Everest base camp trek. But you should physically and mentally prepared. If you are in good health and can give a couple of weeks, then yes, you can trek to Everest base camp with us.

    • Yes, cell phone work on the short Everest base camp. You have to use a Ncell sim to use data. Our team will help you to get one if you request. It is available to buy in airport and Thamel.

    • The hike to Everest base camp can go from 12 days to 16 days depending upon the itinerary.12, 13, and 14 days itineraries are the safest and best ones because they have ample acclimatization days and let travelers enjoy the mountains & the unique lifestyle of the locals. In total, you'll cover 130 km doing the Everest base camp trekking.

    • We prepared this trip to those people who have tight time and those who had dream to get to Everest Base Camp in his\her once in a life time. It must be complete the trip without rest day. That's why it is different that other trip in Everest region.

    Client Reviews
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      538hanyAustraliaDec 03, 2018

      Eaklal is the best!

      Nov 2018 • Friends

      2nd time hiking Nepal with Eaklal and he's as great as ever. Knowledgeable trustworthy and accommodating. Don't hesitate!

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      VivianCNetherlandsJan 24, 2018

      Can't wait to go back this year!

      Oct 2017 • Friends

      I had done two EBC treks with Eaklal in April 2016 and Oct 2017. I honestly can't wait to go back in 2018. Eaklal is a very friendly, thoughtful and fun guild and friend. The beauty of Nepal is unforgettable with under Eaklal's planned tour.

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