Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Duration: 13 Days

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 leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa:
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation.
  • 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).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • 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).

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Delays

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.

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.

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
August 24, 2018
September 05, 2018
Available US$ 1189
PRICE FROM US$ 1189 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1189
  • 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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