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Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 10 Days

Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 10 Days

Overview

Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Best Month:

Sep - Nov, Mar - May

Activities:

Trekking / Sightseeing

Max Elevation:

5550 m

Walking hours Per Day:

5 - 6 Hours

Trip Duration:

12 Days

Trip Starts/Ends:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trip Grade:

Moderate / Adventure

Meals:

BLD

Accommodation:

Hotel / Tea House

Group Size:

+2

Destination:

Everest Region, Nepal

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) short trek is a popular trekking option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Everest region and reach the famous Everest Base Camp, but have limited time available. The classic Everest Base Camp trek takes around 12-14 days to complete, but the short trek allows you to do it in a shorter time frame, usually 10 days.

Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular and bucket list of all trekkers to do in a lifetime because it takes you to the base of the Tallest Mountain of the world. More than fifty thousand trekkers complete the Everest Base Camp Trek every year.

The Everest Base Camp Short trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty, exciting adventure, cultural exploration, and personal realization as trekkers get to witness the overwhelming views of Himalayas in Everest Region including Mount Everest.

Beside the mountain views, short Everest Base Camp trek offers to observe the Mani wall, Cold River, prayer flags hanging and flapping in the wind, wonderful landscape of high Himalayas, wide Khumbu valley and glacier, Local Sherpa village, farmland, forest and suspension bridge. This area is rich in pine forests of rhododendron (Nepalese national flower). It has a rare species of birds and animals. During the trip, you will have experienced the excellent hospitality of Sherpa’s people because their traditional lifestyle and culture are amazing. So, this trek is unique and makes it memorable in your life.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is a shorter version of the classic Everest Base Camp Trek. This itinerary is carefully designed by our experienced trekking guide for those people who have previous altitude trekking experience, physical fit and not enough time to get 5363 meters. This is the best opportunity to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek in 10 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. But this itinerary is without an acclimatized day. If you have time and want to acclimatize to Namche and Dingboche, you will have a 12-day itinerary package.
The short Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is quite challenging because we have not made any acclimatization days. So you have to hike slowly and make enough rest and drink enough water during the day. Our guide manages the tea-house for accommodation, resting place of rest, slow walk, and short easy steps to complete Everest Base Camp Trek without any stress. 

This Short Everest Base Camp Trek is starts from Lukla after the short scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu then gradually trek ascend through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and back Pheriche, Namche and ends at Lukla. 

Throughout the entire series makes this Short Everest Base Camp Trek memorable, spiritual and religious. High Pass Adventure always creates for all trekkers the Short Everest Base Camp Trek 10 day’s itinerary, which is new and matchless with other itineraries in the Everest Region. 

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights 

  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • Famous trekking destination in the world
  • Shortest itinerary of the Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Trekking in to the Sagarmatha National Park ((a UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • Reach the base camp (5363 m) and see the tallest mountain of the world (8848 m) 
  • Panoramic mountains view from Kalapathar (5545 m)
  • Explore the Tengboche monastery and lifestyle of local Sherpa people
  • Outstanding view of villages, hills, rivers, farmlands, valleys, forests and bridges
  • Chance to see wildlife and birds

Shortest Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

We have also shortest itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek, this is 7 days trekking to Everest base Camp Trek and return by helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. The Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return option is shortest best and popular choice for those who want to experience the trekking to Everest Base Camp and then return to Kathmandu by helicopter fly. This itinerary is designed for those with limited time but still want to experience the beauty of the Everest region and reach Everest Base Camp. This option allows you to save time on the return journey and experience the beauty of the trek without retracing your steps.

Preparation for short Everest Base Camp Trek 

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a breathtaking adventure, but it requires careful preparation to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Short Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary is a bit tighter than regular itinerary, so your physical fitness, mental health and determination are the important factors to consider before participating in short Everest Base Camp Trek.

If you don't have the required previous trekking experience, we highly recommend having good physical fitness and need preparation to easily complete the Short Everest Base Camp trek such as normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging and swimming.  These practices are beneficial in preparing for the trekking to Everest Base Camp. 

The altitude gain of 5545 meters from the 2800 meters, the journey through farmland, terraces, landscapes, narrow trail, forest, rocky path and Sherpa communities, there are a number of ascents and descents. Thus, a good level of physical fitness is essential to maintain 5 to 8 hours of daily trekking. Mental flexibility is equally crucial, as self-doubt can often give rise to discomfort and anxiety. It is highly recommended to seek medical advice prior to embarking, particularly if respiratory concerns are relatable.

Why short Everest Base Camp Trek with us? 

Choosing High Pass Adventure Trekking agency for your Short Everest Base Camp trekking experience ensures a memorable and fulfilling adventure with expert guidance, personalized service, and a focus on safety and sustainability. 

Professional Guidance: High Pass Adventure treks will provide experienced guides and staff, who are knowledgeable about the Everest region, its culture, and the trekking routes. This expertise will enhance the overall experience, providing valuable insights and ensuring safety throughout the journey.

Safety Measures: High Pass Adventure likely prioritizes safety, providing proper equipment, trained guides, strong porter and emergency protocols to ensure trekkers' well-being during the Short Everest Base Camp Trek.

Eco-friendly Practices: High Pass Adventure will focus on eco-friendly practices to minimize the impact on the environment. This is including waste management, responsible camping, and supporting local conservation efforts.

Quality Services: High Pass Adventure offer quality services, including comfortable accommodations, nutritious meals, and reliable transportation arrangements, ensuring trekkers to focus on enjoying the journey without worrying about logistical and others challenges.

Positive Reviews and Reputation: Positive reviews and a good reputation in the trekking community is indicating that High Pass Adventure has consistently delivered memorable experiences for its clients, making it a reliable choice for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek to all clients.

Supporting Local Communities: Trekking with High Pass Adventure to Short Everest Base Camp involves initiatives to support local communities along the route, such as staying in locally owned teahouses, hiring local guides and porters, and contributing to community development projects.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 10 Days Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt. Ltd. welcomes you to Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and our company name. This person will take to you the hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into the hotel, rest, freshen up, and be ready for the meeting with your programs in our trekking office.

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Our trekking guide will be transferred to you the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport by privet vehicles to depart for Lukla flight. You will board a flight and fly to Lukla with your trekking guide. You will be enjoying the scenic flight for about 35 minutes and land on Lukla airstrip (Tensing-Hillary Airport).

You will meet your trekking porter and introduced. They are waiting for you at Lukla airport. Treks start from Lukla after the Pasang Lhamo memorial Gate, through Lukla town. Our trekking trail drops down to the Phakding Village through the Chheplung, Thadokosi, Ghat, and somewhere forest as well. From the trail, you will see the wonderful Mountain View of Kusum Kanguru and Kongde peak.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3440

From Phakding, the Everest Base Camp trek goes continues north. There are a few uphill and downhill climbs, through the forest of pine and rhododendron, suspension bridges, and local Sherpa village will follow and take you to Monjo. Monjo is the gateway of the Sagarmatha National Park to Everest Base Camp Trek. Our trekking guide will manage the entrance fee of the Sagarmatha Notational Park. From the Manju Gate, the trail continues drops down to the bridge, and cross the Dudh Koshi River and you will get the Jorsalle village.

Your trekking trail continues following the north and crosses another bridge of the same river and follows the river bank trail until the large Dovan. There is a very high bridge on this river, we have to cross and we will climb into a forest of the pine tree on lot Zigzag trail until Namche Bazaar. Before getting to the Namche Bazaar we will see and enjoy the first view of Mt Everest and other lot mountains.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3440

After having breakfast at Namche, you will follow the trail by Chhorkang and you will walk the north side and past a memorial Chorten of Tenzing Norgay. From there you can enjoy the beautiful panorama view of Kusum kangaroo, Thamserku, Khandega, Amadablam, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, and Tawaboche before getting to Kyanjuma. From the Kyanjuma trail drop down to the bridge Phunki Thanga. You will cross the bridge and the trail goes ascent to the Tengboche. If you are lucky you can see deer and pheasant birds.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3865

After breakfast in Tengboche, you will visit the popular monasteries and continue to walk to the Everest Base Camp. Trail 30 minutes drops down through the green forest and reaches the Bridge of Imja River. After crossing the bridge, the trail leads up to Denbuche. Along the trekking trail, you will enjoy the wonderful Mountain View.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4400

From Dingboche, the trail goes slowly climbs up to the long ridge through yak Kharka to get Dhukla. From the ridge, you can be enjoying views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Amadblam, and Khatega. Before getting Dhukla you will cross the glacial stream by the wooden bridge. From there, the trail continues goes up to Dhukla pass. There are a lot a number of memorials of lost climbers and Sherpa. After passing, the memorial starts the easy trekking trails to reach out to the Lobuche. If you have extra time, you can either be hiking up the ridge for a view of Khumbu Glaciar or rest in a hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4900

This is your mission day to do your plan, so you will definitely get to Everest Base Camp on this day. After breakfast from there, you will hurry to leave without wasting any time, and continues walking to Goreshep through the Italian Pyramid side, near Khumbu glacier and terminal moraine. After lunch in Gorakshep you will be enjoying views of Nuptse, Khumbutse, Chanhtse, Pumori, and Lingtren mountains and you will continues hike to Everest Base Camp. You will spend a few minutes enjoying your aim and taking pictures in Base Camp and get back to Gorakshep following the same hiking trail.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
5363

From the base camp,  Everest is not visible. So, you have to hike Kalapathar for the best sunrise view of Mt. Everest and other mountains. It takes 2 hours to reach the top of the Kalapathar. Your trekking guide creates your plan and tells you about hiking up. From the top, you will enjoy golden color 360-degree panoramic Mountain View. After enjoying the view, you will back down to Gorakshep and you having breakfast, packed your stuff, and same way back to Dhukla. From Dhukla, the trail drops down to the glacial stream and crosses that stream. There are two trails to come down to Dhingbuche and Pheriche. Our guide takes to you on the lower trail to Pheriche.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4240

You will have breakfast in Pheriche and you will continue trekking back to Namche through Somare, Pangboche, Tengboche, Phungi Tanga, and Kyanjuma. These parts are you walked up before getting to Dingboche.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3440

You will have breakfast in Namche and you will continue downhill to a large bridge from Namche. After the cross large bridge of the Dudh Kosi River and you will follow the trail on the bank of this river until Phakding, where you will stop for the lunch. After lunch, you will walk ascend to Lukla.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2800

After the last Breakfast in Lukla of your Everest Base Camp trek, you will catch a morning flight to Kathmandu from the Lukla airport.in Kathmandu. Your trekking guide manages a private vehicle to transfer you to your hotel. That day you can explore the market in Kathmandu. We will take to you a farewell dinner in the Nepali culture kitchen.

Your trip to Nepal is coming to an end today. When it's time for your flight to depart, a member of our High Pass Adventure crew will transport you to the Kathmandu International Airport. High Pass Adventure can assist you with your next vacation and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India if you're seeking to take an additional trip to Nepal.

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter for the trekking. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

  • Airport Pick up & drops, domestic / International by private vehicles 
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Flight Fair Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu (Guest and Guide)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • An experience English Speaking trained, Government license Holder Guide
  • Necessary strong Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fees 
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Guide and porter salary, food, accommodation and insurance during the trek 
  • All organizational requirements
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service (covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation)
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips to Trekking staff (Tips is expected)
  • Any other expenses that aren’t mentioned in the section above

Route Map

route map

FAQs

There are two best seasons for trekking to Everest Base Camp Trek. These are the autumn season (September to December) and spring season (March to May). So, the best time to go on the short Everest Base Camp Trek is during the spring and autumn. These both seasons offer unbelievable chances to experience the natural beauty, cultural richness and enjoyable weather. You can also do this trek throughout the whole year due to the  route  situated at a lower altitude.
 

Saving time and money are the advantages to choose the Short Everest Base Camp Trek package. It means, trekkers can explore Everest base camp in a short time with limited budget, so you have to choose this short Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary for those advantages. This is the shortest and most rapid trekking itinerary to visit the Everest Base Camp. This trekking itinerary is carefully designed by our experienced trekking guide for those who have previous trekking experience and physical fitness to get 5363 meters within a short timeframe. 

Yes, you can choose your own departure date on your suitable holiday for Short Everest Base Camp Trek. We have also fixed the departure date to Short Everest Base Camp Trek but that might not match on your holiday program.  So that,  we can help to create the suitable and best private itinerary on your own time frame.

The Everest Base Camp Trek route is located in the Everest region of Nepal. Lukla is the Gateway to the Everest region for Trekking and climbing. So, the starting point of the trek is typically in the town of Lukla, which is accessible by a short domestic flight from Kathmandu  and ends at the same place. 

Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region including the Everest Base Camp trek route. There are many options to reach Lukla such as Kathmandu – Lukla, Ramechhap – Lukla, Jiri - Lukla and Salleri - Lukla. Anyway the main entrance point is Kathmandu to Lukla by plane. The flight duration is around 25-40 minutes from Kathmandu but In the busy trekking seasons, all domestic flights operate from Ramechap to Lukla. It takes 4 hours by private vehicle to Ramechhap and a 15 minutes flight to Lukla. Other options are longer than the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechhap. 

Sometimes there will be delays or cancellations to the Lukla flight due to weather conditions but we try to do our best for the flights. That’s why you have to need 2 /3 extra days for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek. 
If the weather condition is really bad and you have a very tight program, you can charter a helicopter to complete the trip on time. The helicopter cost is the extra from the trip cost but needs minimum 1,500 meters visibility to operate the helicopter. We are always with you  to assist in arranging the Helicopter to fly in Lukla. 
 

There is a limited luggage weight for the Lukla flights.  The 15 kg of the luggage weight is allowed to each passenger, that also includes your hand carry bag. If you have more than 15 kg luggage weight, you have to pay 120 rupees extra per kg. 
 

The weight limit for porters is normally set by the Government of Nepal, local authorities and trekking associations of Nepal.  Local porters can carry more than 50 kg but maximum luggage weight for the trekking porter is 30 kg during the Nepal trekking. So, one porter will carry the 2 luggage during the Everest Base camp Trek.

The cost of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek depends on group size and your preference. The 9 nights 10 days trip from arrival and departure date to Short Everest Base Camp trekking package cost can range from USD 1000 to 1500 per person. 

If you just want to hire a guide and porter for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek, the cost is USD $30 and USD $25 per day for guide and porter. Normally the food, accommodations, salary and insurance is included in that cost. But, the salary of guides and porters may be slightly less during the off-season ( winter and monsoon season).

It depends on your trekking package like you are doing full package trek or just hiring a guide through a trekking agency. So, if you are doing a full package trek with a trekking agency, you do not have to carry much cash but you do have to carry a few of cash for your personal expenses. We advise you to carry cash approximately USD $ 25 to $35 per day. It can cover your personal expenses such as Wi-Fi, drinking water, hot drinks, charging mobile phones and cameras and  hot showers in a few places during the Short Everest Base Camp Trek.
 

Yes, you can pay by either credit card, bank transfer,  or cash.  We recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining trip balance because the payment by credit card charges you 4 % extra service charge by bank. 

No, you can not use your card payment during trekking because there are no ATM and card machine facilities. So, we highly recommend you to withdraw some cash before departing for the journey from the city. 

If you want to cancel the trip and refund the advanced fund, these policies are very clear and simple. First, you have to send us an email about trip cancellation and then we process the cancellation of your hotel, transport and guide. About the refunds, 15% of the advance deposit that was your booking confirms the trip, it will be considered a cancellation fee. This fund will be difficult to resend back. That's why, you can postpone the trip to a later date or recommend to others friends or family to use this fund. 

The duration of the Short Everest Base Camp trek depends on your reference such as itinerary, trekking place, trekking route, extra days for acclimatization. Anyway, the most famous route from Kathmandu to Kathmandu takes 9 days to 12 days to complete the Short Everest Base Camp Trek and needs 2 days extra for your arrival and departure from/to your home.

The walking distance depends on your fitness level, the terrain, elevations and destination. Normally the walking hours range is 6 to 8 hours a day during the Short Everest Base Camp trek. 

The difficulty level of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek route is moderate but sometimes also challenging due to bad weather. The trekking trails are rocky and steps in the forest which makes it tough to walk in a few places.  Our guide manages the tea-house for accommodation, resting place of rest, slow walk, and short easy steps to complete the trip without any stress. 


 

Short Everest Base Camp Trek does not require technical climbing skills, so you don’t need special training for this trek.  But, we highly recommend having good physical fitness and need preparation to easily complete the Short Everest Base Camp trek such as Normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging and swimming.  These practices are beneficial in preparing for the trekking in himalayas. 
 

Short Everest Base Camp trek is very safe during the spring and autumn season with our experienced trekking guide. We (high pass adventure teams) guarantee clients safety and security by preparing necessary trekking gear to face any condition of risk. It is considered not safe during the summer and winter season because you have to face slippery and humid trails due to rainfall and snowfall.  High Pass Adventure will be always with you to assist all emergencies during the short Everest Base Camp Trek. 

It is a very busy trail to the Everest Base Camp Trekking trails by domestic and foreign trekkers during the  spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.  But in the summer and winter seasons it is not a busy trail due to not good weather for the views and hikes. 

5545 meters high is the highest point of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek. It is called the Kalapathar, which is the best view point of surrounding mountains including Mount Everest. 

The height of Everest Base Camp is 5363 meters. It is the base of the Everest expeditions. 

The weather condition of Everest region is dependent on different seasons. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best weather conditions with milder temperatures for Short EBC Trekking. Summer (June to August) and winter (December to February) seasons are not recommended, but you can do the Everest Base Camp trek. 

Yes, you need travel insurance for Nepal trekking because it is compulsory. You have to make sure that it should cover the highest elevation of your trek for the emergency evacuation. If you need to recommend travel insurance companies, please check out the recommended list of the travel insurance companies. 

Yes, the trekking insurance of the guides and porters are necessary during the trekking in Nepal. So all staff of High Pass Adventure have life insurance for trekking in Nepal.  Furthermore, the daily wage, Meals, accommodation, insurance and required equipment cost are also included in your total cost. 

The places in the mountains region are always cold at night no matter which season or what time. The temperatures vary depending on the season and altitude but will be perfect temperature for trekking during the day time.  
So, It is recommended to bring suitable warm clothing, including thermal layers, a down jacket, a hat, gloves, and good quality trekking boots to stay warm and comfortable during the Everest Base Camp  trek.


 

Yes, we provide you refundable trekking gear such as walking poles, sleeping bags and down jackets. Rest of the equipment you have to manage yourself. 

Yes, you can buy or hire all the trekking gears in Kathmandu. There are many shops and offers the best price for trekking gear to sell or rent. We can assist to show the best shopping center to buy or rent the trekking and climbing gear in Thamel.  

There are tea houses and lodges available for accommodation with basic twin sharing rooms during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The room may have a basic bed with mattress, bed-sheet, blanket and pillow. We recommend to trekkers that you should bring a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. Toilet and bathroom (shower) are the limit in the teahouses, so we have to share with other groups.
The teahouses usually offer a variety of local and international dishes but options will be limited compared with cities.  You may get local dishes such as chapati, rice (Dal Bhat), potato item, tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, Sherpa stew, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, thukpa and a few other foods.  They also offer the western food such as Pizza, roast, pasta and burger during the short EBC Trek. 

The internet service is available at all tea houses along the way to Everest Base Camp Trek but you have to pay extra fees. We advise you to not expect internet access for communication during the trek because the internet does not work well and fast.  There are also mobile phone network services along the Everest Base Camp trek but not a strong network connection to the whole area to use the data. Our guide helps you to communicate with your family, friends or colleagues. 

Yes, you can charge all your electronics devices in a lodge but you also have to pay an extra cost.  Sometimes it is difficult to get a charging place and electric power during the busy trekking season, especially in higher places.  So we recommend you to bring your own power bank to charge your mobile and camera for the trekking in himalayas. 


 

Yes, you should bring advisable and basic medicines for the Nepal trek including Annapurna Base Camp trek because the remote of the trekking routes where there is not a medical facility. 
If you have any allergies, it is important to ask with a healthcare or medicine specialist to consult about your detailed needs. They can advise you to take basic medicine depending on your health and trekking altitude. 

High Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a common anxiety during the trekking to higher altitude. It is not possible to completely remove the risk of altitude sickness but you can follow these below rules for prevention. There is less chance to get altitude sickness during the Everest Base Camp Trek. 
Follow these rules for prevention: 
-Drink plenty of water
-Climb slowly
-Take it easy
-Do not drink alcohol
-Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates
-Sleep lower elevation 
-Take a medication (Diamox or Acetazolamide) according to doctor 
 

Yes, all trekkers need trekking permits to do Short Everest Base Camp Trekking where applicable. We manage all necessary permits to make your trip hassle-free. 

Yes, you need to carry your own bottle for drinking water during the Everest Base Camp Trek. If you want to buy a bottle of water, the cost increases in every higher place. So the normal cost range of the one bottle water is 100 to 500 Nepali rupees. So we recommend you to use the water purification tablets or drops for drinking water. 

Guide and porter will expect the tipping and they appreciate it after receiving it.  Porter and guides are part of the hero to successfully complete the trek and your tipping is a compulsory to appreciate their service to you during the Everest  Base Camp Trek. 

Traveller Useful Information

How to reach Everest Region

Located in the northeastern part of Nepal and Protected by Sagarmatha national park, the Everest region can be reached in different ways direct flights to Lukla from Kathmandu, Jiri, or Phaphlu are among the most common ways due to the unavailability of direct road links. Taking the bus to Jiri takes a 4-5 days trek and 2-3 days for Phaplu to enter the region.  

About Lukla Flight

Lukla Airport (Tenzing-Hillary Airport) is a small domestic airport located in the town of Lukla in the Everest region of Nepal. It is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world due to its challenging landscape, short runway, and changeable weather conditions.

There is a not direct road connection to Lukla from Kathmandu, so all trekkers to get Lukla either have to fly to Lukla airport or trek from Phaplu or Jiri. There are many airlines company operate regular flights from Kathmandu. 

There is a limited luggage weight for the Lukla flights.  The 15 kg of the luggage weight is allowed to each passenger that also includes your hand carry bag. If you have more than 15 kg luggage weight, you have to pay 120 rupees extra per kg. 

Please be responsive in taking a smaller aircraft for the flight to the highlands.  Sometimes there will be delays or cancellations to the Lukla flight due to weather conditions but we try to do our best for the flights. That’s why you have to need 2 /3 extra days for the Island Peak Climbing. 

If the weather condition is really bad and you have a very tight program, you can charter a helicopter to complete the trip on time. The helicopter cost is the extra from the trip cost but needs minimum 1,500 meters visibility to operate the helicopter. We are always with you to assist in arranging the Helicopter to fly in Lukla. 

Best Time to Everest Base Camp Short Trek

The best time to visit the Everest Base Camp Short trek is during the two main trekking seasons namely spring and autumn season. These two seasons offer the most favorable weather and spectacular views, making your trekking experience enjoyable and memorable. We can do a short Everest Base Camp Trek throughout the year but the weather is quickly changeable during the summer and winter season, which makes it terrible to get to the target on time due to landslides and snow falls.
 
Spring season (March to May):-

Spring is one of the best times for the Everest Base Camp Short Trek. During this season, the weather is generally stable, with mild temperatures during the day and clear skies, providing excellent visibility of the surrounding mountains including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Aamadoblam and more. The trekking trail is decorated with vibrant rhododendron blooms, creating a colorful and picturesque landscape. The temperatures are pleasant, making it a comfortable time for hiking and the days are longer, allowing for more exploration. So spring is the best and recommended time for trekking and climbing in Nepal. 

Autumn season (September to November):-

Autumn is another popular and recommended season for the Everest Base Camp Short Trek. The weather will be dry, and the skies are generally clear, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. The temperatures are moderate, and the conditions are favorable for hiking. Autumn is also known as the post-monsoon season, so the air is crisp and clean after the rains, providing stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. You might have the opportunity to witness local festivals like Dashain and Tihar, which add a cultural touch to your trekking experience. While autumn is popular and can attract a higher number of trekkers, the atmosphere is generally lively and energetic.

Summer and winter season (July to August and November to February):-

Everest Base Camp Short Trek is possible during the summer and winter seasons but can be more challenging compared to the preferred trekking seasons of spring and autumn. Summer is not the most recommended time due to the challenging weather conditions and potential risks involved. Winter season can be suitable for experienced trekkers but you have to prepare for the cold conditions and have the appropriate gear and equipment.

However, the weather and trail conditions may not be as favorable and you may encounter more challenges, such as rain and snow during the winter months (December to February) and  the possibility of monsoon rains and leeches during the summer months (June to August). This is not good time for trekking in Everest Region of Nepal. 

Accommodation in Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Due to the popularity of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek, the accommodations in the Everest region are well managed with the availability of lots of accommodations and restaurants. Teahouse lodges are the main accommodation option during the Everest Base Camp Short Trek. These lodges offer basic but comfortable rooms with shared bathrooms. There are premium luxury lodge available in a few place along the route. Every different place has different quality of the lodges and might become more basic as you gain altitude so, you can choose the best according to your budget.

Rooms: Rooms typically have twin beds with clean bedding and blankets. In some places, you might find rooms with attached bathrooms, but shared bathrooms are more common. We highly recommend to trekkers that you should bring a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. 

Dining Hall: Teahouses often have common dining halls and cozy common rooms where you can have food, relax, socialize, and enjoy the warmth of a stove or fireplace above the Namche Bazaar

Toilet and Bathroom: Many teahouses offer Western-style flush toilets and shared bathrooms with running water in lower altitude but they have squat toilets instead of Western-style flush toilets in a higher altitude. Toilet paper might not always be provided, so it's necessary to bring your own supply. Hot showers are available in these areas for an extra fee, but the availability of hot water will be limited. It's necessary to maintain good hygiene during short Everest Base Camp Trek, so you must to bring essentials items like hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and tissues.

Meals:-

Every teahouses and lodges has a menu with nearly identical food items along the trek offer a variety of food options, including both local Nepali and international dishes. The cooks are essentially skilled, yet the meal may have a taste that differs from that of western cuisine. Because meat is scarce and not fresh in the mountains, we advise you to try vegetarian recipes.

Dal Bhat: A traditional Nepali meal consisting of rice and lentil soup, often served with vegetables, pickles, and Papad. This meal is plenty, allowing you to have a generous serving. Once you've enjoyed this hearty dish, you might not choose other foods. We always recommend this dish for all trekkers during the Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Momos: Steamed or fried dumplings filled with Potatoes, Cheese, Tuna, mixed vegetables etc.
Noodles and Pasta: Different types of noodle and pasta dishes, often with same as Momos like vegetables, cheese, Tuna, Eggs and sometimes meat in few places.

Soups: They offer various types of soups, including noodle soup, vegetable soup, and more like potatoes soup, onion soup, and garlic soup etc.
Bread and Pancakes:  They also offer items like chapati (flatbread), Tibetan bread, and pancakes, breads etc. 

Others dishes: They have many different dishes in the food menu like Burger, Pizza, potatoes items, Meat items, bakery items, fried items and many others.  

Drinks:-

During the Short Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll find a variety of drink options available at the teahouses lodges and teashops along the trail. Here are some common drink choices you can expect during Short Everest Base Camp Trek:

Hot Drinks:

Tea: There are many different types of hot tea such as black tea, green tea, herbal tea, spiced tea (Nepali tea), Ginger tea, milk Tea are readily available. These hot teas provide warmth and comfort, especially in the colder altitudes.

Coffee:  Must of the lodges offers the coffee items but Instant coffee is normally available at teahouses during the Short Everest Base Camp Trek. While the quality might vary like milk and black, it's a warm and energizing option.

Hot Chocolate: it is a delightful treat for those seeking a sweet and warm beverage.
Ginger Lemon Honey Tea: This is a popular drink for its potential health benefits and soothing properties during the high altitude trekking. 

Bottled Water: Bottled water also is available at teahouses for purchase. It's necessary to stay hydrated, especially at higher altitudes, to prevent altitude sickness. Purchasing bottled water becomes more expensive as you ascend to higher altitudes, it’s a good idea to use a refillable water bottle and use water purification methods when refilling from local sources.  Our team will provide guidance on the proper usage of water purification methods, ensuring your hydration needs are met responsibly and economically during the journey.

Cold Drinks

Soft Drinks: Must of the teahouses offer canned or bottled soft drinks like cola, Pepsi, soda, and fruit juices. Availability will be limited at higher altitudes due to the logistics of transportation.

Alcoholic Beverages: All teahouses offer a limited selection of alcoholic beverages like beer, rum vodka and local beverages like Tongba and Raksi. You should keep in mind that alcohol can dehydrate you and might have a more marked effect at higher altitudes.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The short Everest Base Camp Trek is normally considered to be moderate to challenging difficulty due to various factors such as Altitude, Duration, terrains, weathers and limited accommodations.

The trek reaches high altitudes, with Everest Base Camp itself located at 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level and Kalapatthar located at 5545 meters. Altitude sickness is a potential anxiety, and acclimatization is essential to avoid high altitude sickness risks.

The trek classically takes about 12 to 14 days to complete, depending on the exact route and itinerary you take. But this Short Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is 9 to 10 days to complete. So walking for several hours each day at varying altitudes can be physically challenging.
The trail you'll walk during the trek, which offers a mix of well-maintained trails that seamlessly transition into rocky paths, followed by steep ascents and descents that require both determination and effort.

The weather conditions can change quickly in the Himalayas. Cold temperatures, snow, and changeable weather patterns are common, especially at higher altitudes. Proper gear is essential to stay warm and comfortable. Ensure you stay well-informed about the weather forecast by seeking guidance from your trekking guide. Without sufficient knowledge of the Himalayan weather, the moderately short Everest Base Camp Trek might become more challenging than expected.

The accommodations along the trail are limited and basic tea houses and lodges, especially at higher altitude. While they provide rooms and meals, facilities may be limited, and you might need to share bathrooms and deal with colder temperatures indoors.

Overall, while the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is challenging, with proper preparation, physical fitness, and attention to altitude-related risks, it's a reasonable and extremely rewarding adventure for those seeking to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and the Sherpa culture. Our guide manages the tea-house, resting place, acclimatization day, slow walk, and short easy steps, that will be helping you with your difficulty trekking to the Everest Base Camp.

Why choose the Short Everest Base Camp Trek 

The short Everest Base Camp Trek is perfect for those who have limited time but still want to experience the spectacular landscapes, breathtaking views Awe-Inspiring Experience and Cultural Experience of the Everest region. This trek usually takes 9 to 10 days, making it more possible for travelers with forced schedules.

Saving time and money are the advantages to choose the Short Everest Base Camp Trek package. It means, trekkers can explore Everest base camp in a short time with limited budget, so you have to choose this short Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary for these advantages. This is the shortest and most rapid trekking itinerary to visit the Everest Base Camp. This trekking itinerary is carefully designed by our experienced trekking guide for those who have previous trekking experience and physical fitness to get 5363 meters within a short timeframe. 

Finally, the choice of Everest Base Camp trek depends on your fitness level, available time, and personal preferences. Whether you choose the short itinerary or a longer itinerary, trekking in the Everest region promises a remarkable adventure and a close encounter with the world's highest mountains.

Communication in the Everest Region

There is good mobile network service around the Everest base camp trekking area but not around Gokyo Valley and Chukkung Valley. The internet service is available in the whole of the Everest Region but teahouses and lodges provide the internet with some extra charges. In case of not have a Nepali sim card, our Nepali guide will help you contact your family and update the head office about the trek. 

Because traveling is a part of human life and tourism is as old as human civilization, we have been working to make travel more enjoyable. 

Acclimatization:

When traveling to higher elevations in the high Himalayan region, high altitude sickness is a regular problem. Although it develops fairly quickly, the symptoms can be avoided. If you have prior high-altitude trekking experience, it might be preferable, but if not, you should take precautions to avoid high-altitude sickness if you plan to walk over three thousand meters. In order to avoid altitude sickness while trekking in Nepal, you should walk carefully, drink enough water, abstain from alcohol, ascend higher, and sleep at low elevation. You should also spend two nights for every 500 meters over the elevation of 3500 meters. All of our trekking routes are adaptable and include days for acclimatization. Your health and safety come first so that you may complete the trek without incident. In case things worsen, we give you some essential medications to help with an emergency rescue. 

As a result, you must advise your Guide or Leader of your health status each day. Based on his reaction, he will decide whether or not to let you continue on your trip.

Tipping Information:

During your tour, trekking, and other activities in Nepal, the guide, porter, driver, and all other employees who work in the tourism industry expect tips. Tipping is how customers evaluate service providers, and service providers accept tips at the end of a journey. Travelers often tip 10% of their billable amount, but you can give more or less depending on the quality of the service. 

Therefore, it is crucial that the High Pass Adventure working team takes good care of you at all times while you are visiting Nepal, is inspired by exceptional service, and provides inspirational once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Trip Extension:

After finishing the walk, if you have extra time, you can engage in other activities or go on another quick trek in Nepal. Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National Park for jungle safari excursions are only two of our many short travel packages and adventure activities. You can go sightseeing in Pokhara, go trekking in Nagarkot or Dhampus, or go rafting for the day on the Trisuli River. 

Paragliding, kayaking, ultra light flight, bungee jumping, and mountain biking are examples of adventure sports. These are all optional add-on activities to your package that are not included in the price. If you choose to participate in these activities with us after your vacation, we will organize them at a fair price and give you a generous discount.

Trekking gear list

Before departing, you must pack your trip necessities. We hope it would be too much for you to transport from your country to another, but some of the necessary equipment may be rented or purchased in Kathmandu's Thamel area. While trekking in Nepal, this basic gear is appropriate for all seasons, though it may vary depending on the season and length of the trekking routes you choose to take.

1) Requirement Documents for Short EBC Trek: 

Passport and 4 passport size photos 

Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)

Boarding passes for flights

Driver’s license (if needed)

Cash USD

Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card in case an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)

2) Logistics Things for Short EBC Trek 

Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)

Sleeping bag liner (Optional)

3) Footwear Things

Trekking boots: One pair  lightweight

Sandals for city and tea house footwear 

Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)

Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Thin, lightweight inner socks

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

4) Clothing for Body

(Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking)

Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)

Fleece/Windproof jacket

Waterproof jacket

Down jacket for warmth

Travel clothes and City Wear

Underwear

Base-layer trousers (optional)

Waterproof trousers

Trekking trousers

Trekking shorts (Optional)

Gloves and wool hat

bandanna or scarf 

5) Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea

Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular

Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu

6) Others Necessary Things

Sunglasses and Sun cream 

Towel

Book (reading and writing materials)

MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.

Travel wash

Hand sanitizer, wet wipes

A day bag: 35 liters

A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)

Dry Liner or Dry Bag

Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.

7) General Toiletries

Toilet papers/ tissue 

Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)

1 medium sized quick drying towel

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

On Personal Hygiene

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Anti-bacterial hand wash

8) Others (Optional) Things

Trekking Poles 

Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 

Binoculars (for luxuries)

Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

Getting There: Nepal

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security for short EBC trek

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water in EBC

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel Insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types of High Altitude Sickness

There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): It is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause of High Altitude Sickness

Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms of High Altitude Sickness

These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping

Dizziness 

Fatigue

Headache

Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking

Confusion

Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention for High Altitude Sickness

Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor

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