Short Everest Base Camp Trek 11 days

Short Everest Base Camp Trek 11 days

US$ 929

Private tour departure everyday of the year
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Group size: Min 1-10 Max People

Max-Altitude: 5545m/18187ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 11 days

Activity: Trekking

Travel by: Flight

Fitness Level: Moderate

Accommodation: Lodge/ Guest house in Trekking

Meal: Full board meal in trekking

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1.Close view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru from Phakding
2.Exploring beautiful Namche Bazaar and Everest Viewpoint
3.Warm hospitality and generosity of local Sherpa Community along with the common view of ancient Buddhist monasteries and traditional agriculture farm
4.Spotting endangered animals and birds in the Sagarmatha National park
5.Panoramic sight of mountain peaks including Mt. Everest from the top of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp
6.View of Khumbu Ice Glacier

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Short Everest Base Camp trekking offers thin air trekking experience for the expedition lovers who have a short period of a lifetime experience to conquer Everest Base Camp. This trek to Everest Base Camp rises above 3000 meters above from sea level and no acclimatization days for your health to settle down with high altitude.

The trek start from the very first step of Himalaya region i.e. Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu region. After trekking for a day we will be entering into UNESCO World Heritage Site - Everest National Park and then to the beautiful town called Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is well equipped with all the modern facilities and main trading center in Himalaya region.

As you gradually take your trek towards Everest Base Camp, the air starts to become thin and altitude starts to increase. On the way, you will encounter the beautiful view of Rhododendron and Pine forest filled with magnificent waterfalls and vegetations. On this trek, we will have to walk in Glaciers of Khumbu region which is also considered as Nepal’s giant glacier. Once we reach the Everest Base Camp you can have a magnificent panoramic view of many silver mountains. The returning way is simpler and easy to cover. The trek can be accomplished at any time of the year, but Autumn and Spring season you will see the much flow of trekkers the route.

Trip Route  : Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche Bazzar- Tyanboche-Dingboche- EBC -Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu

Best Month: September to December and March to May

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Fly to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT] 30 minutes, trek to Phakding [2,650mt. / 8694FT] 8 km, estimated walk 3 hours

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] 12 km, estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, explore Everest view point and Syangboche village

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche [3,800 mt. / 12,467FT] 10 km, estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche [4400 mt. / 14,435FT] 11 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 06: Trek to Lobuche [4,900 mt. / 16,076FT] 10 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 07: Trek to Gorakshep [5,130 mt. / 16,830FT], hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316 mt. / 17,440FT] and back to Gorakshep 15-17 km, estimated walk 8 - 9 hours

Day 08: Hike to top of the Kalapatthar [5,545 mt. / 18,192FT] and trek to Pangboche [4,350 mt. / 14,271FT] 18-20 km, estimated walk 9 - 10 hours

Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] 15 km, estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Day 10: Trek to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT] 20 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 11: 30 minute fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Important Note:

The flight between Kathmandu and Lukla where the trek starts is generally reliable but if the weather is bad all flights will be delayed or canceled for the day. In the event the flight is cancelled we will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter but you are responsible for the extra costs in this event which can range from $200 to $600 or more depending on the number of people on the flight.

We in some itinerary schedule one extra day into the trek already as a buffer day in case of delays and in some Itineraries do not have extra day after trek but as flights can at times be delayed for several days we suggest you add a couple of extra days at the end of your trip in case of any delays. Extra days should always be scheduled at the end of the trip and not the start.

Important Notes and Safety Concerns

Trekking is simply not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous and needs serious efforts to complete them successfully. We kindly request all our valuable guests to come well prepared before doing any of these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. Sometimes, our treks are done in extremely remote places where you will have no access to outer world. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopter can be the only mean to evacuate you. In other hand bad weather conditions can also ruin the whole adventures. So, we say

"Get prepared first and enjoy the adventure without worrying"

Detail Itinerary (Day to Day Itinerary)

Day 01: Fly to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT] 30 minutes, trek to Phakding [2,650mt. / 8694FT] 8 km, estimated walk 3 hours

We will be taking an air route to reach Lukla which requires around 30-35 minutes of time. Lukla is the very beautiful place filled by Sherpa community. Lukla is the most developed town in Khumbu/Everest region. Lukla is the first step we took towards Everest region. In Lukla, we will have our breakfast in the tea house. After that, we will take the very first step of our trek to Phakding village. On the way, you can see the Sherpa locality and their stone walled potato farms. Also, you will see the very first sight of Mt. Kusum Kangaru. Many ancient Buddhist monasteries and scenic beauty lie ahead on the road. We will reach Phakding after walking for 3-4 hours. Phakding is a small village having few numbers of resources and lodges to offer to trekkers.

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] 12 km, estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

After a night at Lukla, we will be setting our journey towards Namche Bazaar. The most beautiful and modern town in Everest region. In this journey, we will have to follow the trails of Dudh Koshi river over famous Hillary bridge and high suspension bridges and also Thado Khola en-route. Monjo village lies on the way, once we cross Monjo we will be entering the gateway to Everest Base Camp i.e. Everest National Park. Everest National Park is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site which actively work to protect and conserve the wildlife of Everest region. On the way to Namche, you will have your first sight of world’s highest mountain peak Mt. Everest [8848 M] and other such as Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse etc. Finally, after ending an uphill trail you can see the very beautiful and colorful view of Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the most popular village filled with modern equipment such as ATM’s, internet cafe, government offices etc.

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, explore Everest view point and Syangboche village

You need to acclimatize your body as per the height altitude. So today take a full rest and relax your body and mentality. If you can’t stay idle and want to explore around then our guide will take you to Everest View Point Hotel for a magnificent view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru & Amadablam. And then you can also pay your visit to Syangboche village for learning about Sherpa community and their culture, rituals, and traditions.

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche [3,800 mt. / 12,467FT] 10 km, estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

Early in the morning we will have our breakfast and start our walk towards Tengboche. The way to Tengboche also offers the best view of silver mountains. Tengboche is famous in Everest region as there are many ancient Buddhist monasteries where many people come for Yoga and peaceful meditation. After walking for almost 5-6 hours we will finally reach Tengboche from where you can see the stunning view of sun setting over the mountains. From the top of Tengboche, you can enjoy the panoramic view of mountain peaks such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam etc. Among the place, we stay throughout this trek Tengboche is the best and excellent place to stay.

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche [4400 mt. / 14,435FT] 11 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Next morning we will set our trail towards Dingboche. Dingboche is also named as the gateway to Island Peak for climbers. Island peak is another popular trekking destination for expedition lovers. Dingboche is surrounded by hills from all side just like Kathmandu valley. From this trek onwards the trail starts to grow uphill and difficult. Keep in mind as the uphill trail starts the altitude also starts to rise. Once we reach Tengboche after a tiring walk, we will be refreshed by warm Sherpa hospitality. Tengboche have nice numbers of lodges to offer for trekkers.

Day 06: Trek to Lobuche [4,900 mt. / 16,076FT] 10 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

As we move higher by taking uphill trail the path will be difficult and filled with trouble. Once we start moving following an uphill trail, we can see a number of graveyards of climbers who couldn’t reach their destination. Most of the people stay at Lobuche to take a start toward Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp to prevent their health from altitude sickness. We will be following the path of moraines of Khumbu Glacier.

Day 07: Trek to Gorakshep [5,130 mt. / 16,830FT], hike to Everest Base Camp [5,316 mt. / 17,440FT] and back to Gorakshep 15-17 km, estimated walk 8 - 9 hours

Today our destination will be to reach Everest Base Camp and be back to Gorakshep. The danger of this path continues to grow higher and higher. We will be walking in moraines of Khumbu Glacier - one of the most world’s giant glacier. On the way, we will be seeing the close view of mountain peaks including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadamlam & numbers of other small peaks. Once we reach Everest Base Camp you will see the gravestone of climbers who died in their expedition to mountains in Everest region and Mt. Everest itself. We will take our time enjoy the moment in Everest Base Camp and then head back towards Gorakshep. The reason for such high casualties in this region is the movements of ice falls and glacier which lead to a false path. This route will be very busy in the main expedition season. Normally, it will take 2-3 hours to trek to reach Gorakshep from Everest Base Camp. In Gorakshep, we will spend our night and prepare for next day.

Day 08: Hike to top of the Kalapatthar [5,545 mt. / 18,192FT] and trek to Pangboche [4,350 mt. / 14,271FT] 18-20 km, estimated walk 9 - 10 hours

The morning view from Kalapatthar is just to die for. It provides you an excellent panoramic view of silver mountains. Kalapatthar is another excellent place for our trekking. The view you see of a sun rising over the mountains of Khumbu is just breathtaking. The moment you will remember for your whole life. You will find some people saying Mt. Everest as a shy mountain as it seems like it is hiding behind two mountains from Kalapatthar. Once we cherish our moments in Kala Pattar we will head back to Pangboche via Gorakshep route. As we start to move down the altitude starts to decrease and the path will start to be easy. The path is down stream until we reach Pheriche. We will be reaching Pangboche after walking for around 6-7 hours. We will make our overnight stay at Pangboche.

Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440 mt. / 11286FT] 15 km, estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Now returning back, today we will end up in Namche Bazaar. We will be taking the downhill path of Mong La while following the trails of Dudh Koshi river. Namche is a very famous town which is the main trading center in Everest region. We will stop in Namche for lunch. After lunch, we will gather our strength and move to Monju for the overnight stay.

Day 10: Trek to Lukla [2,850 mt. / 9,350FT] 20 km, estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Today we will walk slowly towards Lukla via Phakding village. You will be seeing the same view of mountains you saw at the very first and second day of your trek. This time you will be saying goodbye to the view of all those beautiful mountains. In Lukla, your guide will make the arrangements for your stay and flight back to Kathmandu. Today is the day you say goodbye to your porters and guides.

Day 11: 30 minute fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

In the early morning, we will catch our flight back to Kathmandu. The flight experience will be same as you experienced before. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be transported back to your Hotel.

US$ 929/ per person

Cost Includes

  • Air Ticket of Kathmandu to Lukla and return from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Includes all the domestic airfare taxes.
  • Trekking permits and documents necessary.
  • Full day meal plan consisting of 3 meals and 3 cups of hot drinks per day.
  • Fruits available as per the season will be provided after night meal.
  • Well trained guide for trekking along with their salary and transportation costs, foods, accommodations, and insurance.
  • For groups over 6 people - assistant guide (includes salary, accommodation, meal, and insurance)
  • Basic equipment for trekking such as down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag and Himalaya t-shirt which must be returned after completing the trek.
  • First aid kit with the expert hand.
  • Expedition taxes, paper works, and company service charges for the trek.
  • A traditional welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant at the time of arrival.
  • Certificate of achievement can be prepared along with the signature of company director and your local guide (only if requested).

Cost Excludes

  1. The entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  2. Excludes overseas airfares such as visa fees ($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days ), travel, emergency rescue charge and insurance.
  3. Besides 3 meals and 3 cups hot drinks per day extra cost of food, hot and cold drinking and beverages, telephone bills, laundry charges, shower fees are excluded.
  4. Wifi Charger, Battery charging bill during the trek are off the package
  5. Activities not mentioned in itinerary and extra porter charge also.
  6. Meals costs for the stay in Kathmandu even if the early return from the trek.
  7. Extra costs caused by natural disaster, flight delay, early arrival etc.
  8. Porter to carry your luggage ( If you need we provide 1 porter for two trekkers on extra payment)
  9. Extra incentives such as tips, gifts, gratuities for the guides or porters.
  10. Any benefits not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless indicated on booking of the trekking.

Regarding personal equipment all trekkers need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down Jacket, pullovers, neck scarf, etc. for Evening/night/morning use, Sun Hat, casual warm clothing for day use, some pairs of good quality socks Apart from above please bring slippers, suntan lotions and personal medication.

Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head:

Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]

Lower Body:

Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]

Upper Body:

T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *

Accessories:

One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]

Toiletries:

Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]

Extras / Luxuries:

Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards

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