Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Duration: 13 Days   |  10 Reviews

Everest Base Camp short Trek is arguably one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. You will walk on the tracks on of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary’s journey to summit the Everest for the first time in history in 1953 AD. This trek offers you everything from jaw-dropping Himalaya views, a walk through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, Buddhist monasteries over 3,000m to the experience of witnessing some of biggest glaciers and icefalls from the foothills of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.

Everest Base Camp short trek takes you to Kala Patthar, the ultimate viewpoint in Everest region; you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Everest and surrounding mountains like Lhotse Mt. Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and Nuptse among others. For those seeking thrill and adventure on a new level, there’s nothing like climbing up to the Everest Base Camp inspecting the icefalls and coming back to Gorakshep the same day. However, the ultimate thrill comes next day, when you make your ascend to Kalapathar, it is the highest point in your 13 day-long Everest Base Camp short Trek.

Our 13-day long Everest Base Camp Trek is for those who are physically fit and ready to take on an adventure, for those who think they might need more time to cover the route we have Everest Base Camp Trek-14 days and Everest Base Camp Trek-16 days treks.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes us to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world at 5,380m above sea level. So, naturally, people think it is the most difficult trek in the world. However, that isn’t true. Everest Base Camp isn’t even the most difficult trek in Nepal. There seem to be quite many misconceptions about the difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp Trek. No, you do not need special training or trekking experiences to complete the Everest Base Camp trek. Next thing to remember is that the Everest Base Camp Trek is achievable for anyone with average physical fitness. 

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate category trek. However, one real challenge during the trek is the altitude, not the terrain like most people think. Thousands of novice trekkers successfully scale the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar every year. There is no reason you cannot. The Khumbu terrain is comprised of many ascends and descends and flatlands, but it is well-rooted and thus achievable.  Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain sickness (AMS) is a real health issue people face usually above 3,000m. Talk to your doctor about the uses of Diamox, a medication sold to treat altitude sickness. And, remember that acclimatization is the key.

Our Everest Base Camp Trek-13 Days includes a day of acclimatization at Namche Bazaar and Everest Base Camp Trek-14 Days consists of two days of acclimatization, one in Namche and another in Dingboche. For any interested person with special needs, contact Adventure Club Trek for a customized version of the trek.

Trip Highlights:

  • Flight to Lukla Airport- one of the most thrilling flights in the world
  • Namche Bazaar- a hustling and bustling marketplace in the Himalaya, also, enjoy views first glimpse of Everest from here.
  • Tengboche Monastery- biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region, sacred Buddhist prayers over a backdrop of AmaDablam.
  • Kala Patthar (5,555m/18,226) and Everest Base Camp-Kala Patthar is the highest point of this trek, also a viewpoint from where you can enjoy 160-degree panoramic views of Everest and surrounding mountains. Everest Base Camp is the point where climbers on their way to summit Everest take shelter.
  • Sherpa-Buddhist-Tibetan Culture-Everest region is the home to Sherpas, the bravest mountaineers in the world. Their lifestyle and culture is a mix of Nepalese and Buddhist-Tibetan culture.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: KATHMANDU: Arrival day and trek preparation.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla flight : 40 minutes, and trek to Phakding: Walking Distance. 8km.
  • Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar : Walking Distance. 11km.
  • Day 04: Rest and Acclimatization Day.
  • Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. Walking Distance. 10km.
  • Day 06: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche: Walking Distance. 9km.
  • Day 07: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche : Walking Distance. 7km.
  • Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (5,170m), visit Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep: Walking Distance. 13km.
  • Day 09: Morning climb to Kalapathar and trek back to Pheriche : Walking Distance.16km.
  • Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Namche : Walking Distance. 20km.
  • Day 11: Trek Namche to Phakding to Lukla : Walking Distance. 19km.
  • Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu, 35-minutes long flight.
  • Day 13: Kathmandu: Departure Day

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (2 nights)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek(10 nights). 
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, transportation, accommodation for domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International airfares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Clients Reviews

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    Lindsay K
    United Kingdom Published: Monday, September 25, 2017

    Adventure

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    My dad and I just got back from Everest Base Camp and had the absolute best guide and company.  Adventure Club  honestly made it so easy for us to customize the trip perfectly to our needs. Our guide kept us at the right pace so that we could acclimate and avoid getting sick. Dawa has summited Everest 5 times and was an expert hiker and became a best friend. Adventure Club  helped us until the very end of our trip and was very accommodating to all the changes we made throughout the hike. I have no hesitations about Sonam Adventures and would recommend it to all levels of hikers or anyone looking to be protected during the EBC hike.


     

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    melm972
    Canada Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Everest Base Camp March 2016

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    I met Birendra when I moved to Kathmandu, and he offered to arrange my trip to Everest Base Camp. It was a great experience all around - he is very willing to modify your itinerary to suit your needs, and runs a very professional and trustworthy company. He really cares that you have a great experience visiting his country, and I would highly recommend hiring him and his team! Our guide for the trek was Sonam, and he was excellent - very friendly and funny guy, and he made sure we were always comfortable. He was willing to change the pace to suit us as we wanted to either push a bit harder or take it easier.


     

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    wharvey430
    United Kingdom Published: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    An incredible adventure trek to EBC and a flawless experience

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    If you're considering trekking in Nepal, then you won't find better than Birendra and his team. Throughout the whole experience we felt very 'held' by him and his assistants' skill, knowledge and expertise. Birendra has encyclopaedic knowledge of the Everest region, having been a guide there for seventeen years. And this level of experience also means that whilst everything is brilliantly organised, it was also very relaxed. Trekking in the Everest region is obviously an incredible experience in itself, but doing so with Birendra and his team took the experience to an amazing new level. Highly, highly recommended.


     

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    Afaaf S
    United States Published: Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Amazing EBC trek

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    We booked a guide and porter with Adventure Club after a friend recommended them to us after a trip last year and we were not disappointed. Everything was taken care of, from the flights, to the meals, to the transportation to and from locations. Prakash was a phenomenal guide! Made us feel like we were in control of the pace, taught us about the local culture, and took care of any issues before they arose. We loved our experience and would recommend to anyone!


     

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    spidra2017
    United Kingdom Published: Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Incredible journey to EBC

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    An incredible journey EBC Trek which was facilitated with immense care and support by Birendra and his team of guides, Prakesh and Prem They were very attentive to our wellbeing and observant of our needs, reminding us to travel at our own pace whilst encouraging our progress. Their care and attention during the entire trip, particularly for team members who experienced illness or stress, was exceptional; necessary changes to plans due to weather and health issues were organised rapidly and smoothly. If you're looking for a trek with a personal feel and a warm and professional team to support your journey, I would highly recommend Birendra and his team.


     

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    emilycj2017
    United Kingdom Published: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Outstanding service and care. EBC trek 2017

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    This was an adventure of a lifetime for me and Birendra and his team were with us the whole way. They were enthusiastic and encouraging, always on hand to help and be of service, full of local knowledge and advice, and I felt constantly supported by them all the way. Everything went really smoothly and the whole trip was superbly organised and even when weather or illness meant a change to plans it was all handled with great care and professionalism. I would highly recommend Birendra's company.


     

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    717stephanie
    Australia Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015

    A Fantastic Experience

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    wow , what a great experience we had . I went to Nepal with my Daughter and her boyfriend not knowing what to expect, our goal was to do EBC or ABC Treks . We decided on EBC & Birendra organised everything from go to woe. Our guide Chubby was fantastic & our porters as well. If you want a great experience in trekking then don't go past Adventure Club. We did a 12 day trek but next time it will be a 16 day trek at least as it was so fantastic !!
    If you are after a tailored trek just for you and friends or family this is the company for you as you don't need to join a group ,the trek will be tailored for you !!
    thanks again Birendra & the team, Ill be Back.
    Rick


     

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    Marta K
    Switzerland Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Amazing Nepal adventure

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    I have done Gokyo Ri and Everest Base Camp with Adventure Club Treks. Birendra and his team are professional and well-organized, they took good care of us and made sure everything is sorted out no matter what happened. Everyone was friendly and open minded and they created a relaxed and funny atmosphere. I had amazing time with them and enjoyed every minute of the trek, I`d highly recommend them.


     

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    Chris M
    United Kingdom Published: Friday, April 25, 2014

    Epic journey of a lifetime

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    Birendra and his team lead us on an epic journey of a lifetime, from meeting and greeting us in Kathmandu, thru every step to Everest Base Camp and safely back. Birendra and his team of guides and porters were helpful, enthusiastic and amazing throughtout, from sorting out anything we asked for at Tea Houses, a multitude of questions about Nepal, the Himalayas and generally keeping up all our spirits. We also felt safe and assured that when a group member unfortunately had altitude sickness Birendra took care of them in great detail. All in all, five stars! Adventure Club - We shall be back! :)

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    Balivillaharmony
    United States Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Adventures of a lifetime

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    Fabulous trip and great operator... Birendra does a really professional job of leading this trek and organizing every last detail, including extra blankets for those cold high tea houses!!  I did the trek in April and I have to call it one of the high points of my adventure filled life. The Sherpa guides and porters were fantastic and for the price charged it was excellent value. My advice if you want to to any trekking in Nepal (this is my second trek with Adventure Club) is don't book overseas operators who merely add a layer of expense and overhead to your trip, let Birendra custom plan your trek and give you the best value for money as well as the adventures of a lifetime. Honest, reliable, communicative and caring... great outfit!!

    Los Angeles, California

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna,Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

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Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
October 19, 2018
October 31, 2018
Available US$ 1119
October 21, 2018
November 02, 2018
Available US$ 1119
October 24, 2018
November 05, 2018
Available US$ 1119
October 27, 2018
November 08, 2018
Available US$ 1119
October 30, 2018
November 11, 2018
Available US$ 1119
PRICE FROM US$ 1119 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1119
  • Trip Duration 13 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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