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Short Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days

Short Everest Base Camp Trek in 9 Days

(3 Reviews)
  • 9 Days
  • Group : 2-20 People
  • Guided Trekking
  • Level: Difficult

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a compact, 9-day itinerary designed for those who want to experience the beauty and wonder of the world’s tallest mountain without committing to a longer, two-week trek. This trip will take you on a journey from the village of Lukla to the base of Mount Everest, at an altitude of 5364 meters. Along the way, you’ll pass through Sherpa villages and immerse yourself in the unique culture and way of life of the Himalayan people.

Despite its short duration, the Short EBC Trek offers a comprehensive, once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’ll walk along the same trail as those on a longer trek, see the same stunning scenery, and be surrounded by the same majestic mountains. The difference is that this trip is designed to fit into a busy schedule, making it the perfect adventure for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse themselves in nature.

In order to make the most of your time, this trip has been carefully planned and organized to include the highlights of a longer trek, without sacrificing comfort or safety. The pace of the trek will be moderate, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to rest and acclimatize along the way. This will ensure that you have the energy and endurance to reach the summit of Kalapatthar, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

In conclusion, the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to experience the majesty of the Himalayas without dedicating a significant amount of time to their trip. With its stunning scenery, rich culture, and unique way of life, this trip is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. So why wait? Book your trip today and join us on an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas!

Check out our 14 days itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek also.

Highlights

  • Shortest itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek. 
  • World’s most popular trekking trail.
  • Sherpa culture and Buddhist monasteries.
  • Base Camp of the world highest peak, Mt. Everest.
  • Adventurous experience with Lukla airport
  • Physically Challenging Trek

 

Recommended Airport

Tribhuvan International Airport
Ring Rd, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal (Google Map)

Cost Includes & Excludes

Include
Exclude

  • All transfers to domestic airport and hotel by private vehicle
  • Experienced English speaking Himalayan trekking guide and salary / food and beverage / healthcare
  • Sherpa Porters (one porter= two trekkers)
  • Local twin sharing tea house lodges while on Trek
  • All local meal (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Provided
  • Round domestic airfare with airport taxes (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
  • All the documentation needed and fees for admission to the National Park. (Trekking permit /TIMS card etc.)
  • Government taxes and Service Charges fee

  • International airfares and a travel visa to Nepal
  • Accommodation and Meals in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic drinks, mineral water, soft drinks, snacks and hot shower during Treks
  • Any personal expenses incurred in medical or evacuation, and strongly recommend international travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide(s) and Porter(s)
  • Any kind of Extra Activities in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure and return from trek (due to any reason) earlier than schedule program.
  • Your travel insurance (travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical and emergency evacuation with worth of 50000 US dollar in Minimum

 

Caution:

It is important to note that the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a physically demanding adventure that requires a good level of physical fitness and a positive attitude. The 9-day trek covers a significant amount of elevation, reaching a maximum altitude of 5364 meters, and requires you to walk for up to 8 hours a day.

As the trek does not include any rest or acclimatization days, it is essential to be aware of the risks associated with high elevations, such as altitude sickness. Before booking this trek, it is recommended that you carefully consider your physical fitness and seek advice from a medical professional if necessary.

Additionally, it is crucial to be well-prepared for the trek, with the appropriate clothing, gear, and equipment. The conditions on the trail can be challenging, and you will be exposed to harsh weather, steep terrain, and thin air.

Despite these challenges, the Short Everest Base Camp Trek provides an incredible opportunity to explore the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the tallest mountains on earth. With the right preparation and attitude, it can be a truly rewarding and unforgettable adventure.

Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,804m) & trek to Phakding (2,623m), walking 5-6 hrs.

Day 1 of your Short Everest Base Camp Trek starts with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This scenic flight offers stunning views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest. After landing in Lukla, you will meet your trekking crew and start your journey to Phakding, which takes approximately 5-6 hours of walking. The trail takes you through lush forests, terraced fields, and along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. The first day of the trek is relatively easy, allowing you to acclimate to the altitude and get used to the trail conditions. You will spend the night in a tea house in Phakding.

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), walking 6-7 hrs.

On the second day of the trek, you will continue your journey from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. This section of the trail is more challenging, as you will be gaining altitude and navigating steep inclines. The trek takes you through dense forests, suspension bridges, and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the Everest region and is a vibrant hub for trekkers and locals alike. You will spend the night in a tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Day 03: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3890m), walking 6/7 hours

Day 3 of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes you from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. This is a moderate day of trekking, with a distance of approximately 6-7 hours of walking. The trail takes you through picturesque villages and rhododendron forests, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks. As you gain altitude, the landscape becomes more alpine and the views of the mountains become even more breathtaking.

One of the highlights of this day is a visit to Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest and most important monasteries in the Khumbu region. The monastery is a sacred site for the local Sherpa people and is surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. You will spend the night in a tea house in Tengboche.

After reaching Tengboche, you will start to feel the effects of the altitude, but it’s important to take things slow and drink plenty of water. The next few days of the trek will continue to be challenging, but the rewards are well worth the effort.

Day 04: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4400m), walking 6/7 hrs

Day 4 of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes you from Tengboche to Dingboche. This is a moderate to challenging day of trekking, with a distance of approximately 6-7 hours of walking. The trail takes you through stunning alpine forests and pastures, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. As you gain altitude, the landscape becomes more barren and the views of the mountains become even more impressive.

Dingboche is a small village located in the heart of the Khumbu region, surrounded by stunning mountain vistas. This is a great place to take a rest day, allowing you to acclimate to the altitude and prepare for the more challenging days ahead. You will spend the night in a tea house in Dingboche.

As you reach higher altitudes, it’s important to take things slow and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. The next few days of the trek will continue to be challenging, but the rewards are well worth the effort.

Day 05: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m), walking 6-7 hrs

Day 5 of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes you from Dingboche to Lobuche. This is a challenging day of trekking, with a distance of approximately 6-7 hours of walking. The trail takes you through rolling hills, pastures, and along the banks of the Khumbu Glacier, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks. As you gain altitude, the landscape becomes more barren, and the air becomes thinner.

Lobuche is a small village located at the base of the towering peaks of the Khumbu region. This is a great place to take a rest day, allowing you to acclimate to the altitude and prepare for the final push to the Everest Base Camp. You will spend the night in a tea house in Lobuche.

It’s important to stay hydrated and take things slow as you reach higher altitudes. The final days of the trek will be the most challenging, but the rewards are well worth the effort.

Day 06: Trek from Lobuche to Gorkashep and EBC (5380m) to Gorekshep (5180m), walking 7/8 hrs

Day 6 of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes you from Lobuche to Gorakshep and then on to the Everest Base Camp. This is a challenging day of trekking, with a distance of approximately 7-8 hours of walking. The trail takes you through glacial moraines and past towering peaks, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Upon reaching Gorakshep, you will have a chance to catch your breath and have lunch before making the final push to the Everest Base Camp. The trail to the base camp is strenuous and can be quite strenuous, especially at the high altitude, but the views of the surrounding peaks are truly awe-inspiring.

Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you will have a chance to take in the breathtaking views of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. After spending some time at the base camp, you will return to Gorakshep, where you will spend the night in a tea house.

This day is challenging, both physically and mentally, but the experience of reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest peak is truly unforgettable. Stay hydrated and take your time, and you will be rewarded with a truly unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Day 07: Trek from Gorekshep to Kalapathar (5545m) and Pheriche (4320m), walking 5/6 hrs

Day 7 of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes you from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and then on to Pheriche. This is a challenging day of trekking, with a distance of approximately 5-6 hours of walking. The trail to Kalapatthar takes you to the top of a nearby peak, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including a panoramic view of Mount Everest.

After spending time at Kalapatthar, you will begin the descent to Pheriche. This portion of the trail takes you through alpine forests and rolling hills, offering more stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

Pheriche is a small village located in the heart of the Khumbu region, surrounded by stunning mountain vistas. This is a great place to take a rest day, allowing you to recuperate from the strenuous days of trekking and acclimate to the altitude. You will spend the night in a tea house in Pheriche.

It’s important to stay hydrated and take things slow as you reach higher altitudes. The final days of the trek will be less challenging, but the stunning views of the surrounding peaks will continue to reward you for your efforts.

Day 08: Trek from Pheriche to Namche (3435m), walking7/8 hrs

Day 8 of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes you from Pheriche back to Namche Bazaar. This is a relatively easy day of trekking, with a distance of approximately 7-8 hours of walking. The trail takes you through rolling hills and pastures, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

As you descend from the high altitude, you will notice a change in the landscape, with the air becoming warmer and more humid. The trail also becomes more populated as you approach Namche Bazaar, with local villagers and yaks carrying goods along the trail.

Namche Bazaar is a bustling mountain town and the cultural and commercial hub of the Khumbu region. This is a great place to rest and recuperate, with a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes to choose from. You will spend the night in a tea house in Namche Bazaar.

This day provides a welcome break from the strenuous days of trekking, allowing you to relax and take in the beautiful mountain vistas. Be sure to stay hydrated and take things slow, and you will be rewarded with a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 09: Trek from Namche to Phadking and Lukla (2850m), walking 6/7 hrs

Day 9 of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes you from Namche Bazaar back to Phakding and then on to Lukla. This is a relatively easy day of trekking, with a distance of approximately 6-7 hours of walking.

The trail from Namche Bazaar to Phakding takes you through lush forests and rolling hills, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks. As you descend, the air becomes warmer and more humid, and the landscape becomes more lush and verdant.

Once you reach Phakding, you will take a short break before continuing on to Lukla. The trail from Phakding to Lukla is relatively flat and easy, offering more opportunities to enjoy the beautiful mountain vistas.

Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu region and the final stop on your Short Everest Base Camp Trek. This is a great place to relax and celebrate your successful trek, with a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes to choose from. You will spend the night in a tea house in Lukla, enjoying a well-deserved rest before your flight back to Kathmandu the following day.

This final day of trekking is a great opportunity to reflect on your journey and the incredible experiences you’ve had over the past 10 days. The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a truly unforgettable experience, and you will carry the memories of your journey with you for the rest of your life.

Day 10: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Flight time: 35 min

Day 10 of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is the final day of your journey and takes you back to Kathmandu. After a leisurely breakfast in Lukla, you will board a 35-minute flight back to Kathmandu.

The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu provides stunning views of the surrounding peaks and offers a final chance to take in the beauty of the Khumbu region. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel, where you can relax and reflect on your incredible journey.

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a truly unforgettable experience, and the memories of your journey will stay with you for the rest of your life. Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a first-timer, this trek provides an incredible opportunity to explore the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas and experience the beauty and wonder of the tallest mountains on earth.

Congratulations on completing this amazing adventure!

FAQ

Is Everest Base Camp Trek possible in 09 Days?

Yes, it is possible to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek in 9 days. However, this short itinerary does not include rest or acclimatization days in Namche Bazar and Dingboche, which are essential for acclimatization to high altitude. Skipping these rest days increases the risk of high altitude sickness and other potentially dangerous incidents. Therefore, it is important to carefully evaluate your physical fitness and be aware of the risks before booking a 9-day Everest Base Camp Trek.

Is there any acclimatization in this 09 days Short Everest Base Camp Trek?

However, it’s important to note that this 9-day itinerary does not include enough acclimatization time for everyone and could be risky for some people. The lack of rest and acclimatization days increases the risk of altitude sickness, and it’s important to carefully consider your physical fitness and ability to cope with high altitude before embarking on this trek. It is recommended to consult with a doctor and to listen to your body while on the trek. If you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, it’s important to descend to a lower altitude immediately.

Is Physical Fitness only enough for Short Everest Base Camp Trek?

Physical fitness is certainly an important aspect of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek, but it is not enough. High altitude awareness and acclimatization are also crucial factors to consider. This is a high altitude trek and can be challenging, so it is important to be well prepared and informed about the potential risks and dangers. Additionally, it is important to listen to your body and know your limits. The team at Mountain Hike Nepal will provide support, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the individual to assess their own physical and mental capabilities for the trek.

How long is the trek?

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is typically 9 days long, but it can be shorter or longer depending on your fitness level and the route you take.

How difficult is the trek?

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is considered to be a moderately difficult trek. It involves a lot of walking, with some steep climbs and descents. The altitude can also be a challenge, as the highest point on the trek is 5,364 meters (17,559 feet).

What time of year is best to go?

The best time to go on the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March-May) or autumn (September-November). The weather is mild during these seasons, and there are fewer crowds.

What do I need to bring?

The appropriate clothing, gear, and equipment for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek will depend on the time of year you go. However, some essential items include:

* Hiking boots
* Trekking poles
* Warm clothing
* Waterproof jacket and pants
* Sun hat and sunglasses
* Sunscreen
* First-aid kit
* Toiletries

How much does it cost?

The cost of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek will vary depending on the company you go with, the level of service you choose, and the time of year you go. However, it is generally a relatively affordable trek.

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  • For booking Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan Tours, You should send with a photocopy of your passport and a 20% deposit of the trip’s overall expense after booking the tours.   The 20% deposit sum is non-refundable once you’ve made the travel down payment. The deposit would be treated as a cancelation charge if you cancel your travel any day after booking with us. The outstanding balance can be paid on arriving in Kathmandu before you start your trek / tour.

Note: For Bhutan and Tibet tours, if you intend to travel directly to those countries, you will pay the balance sum 20 days before your departure date. We reserve the right to cancel your trip if you cannot pay within our agreed period.

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We also consider last-minute reservations. You can book a trip to Nepal 7 days before departure. However, last-minute bookings may not be eligible for Bhutan or Tibet.

TO POSTPONED NEPAL TRIP

A written letter will be submitted to us, for whatever cause, you cannot travel on the assigned days.

If the Nepal tour is postponed, a minimum of US$ 100.00 is compensated as a cancelation fee, and hence the remaining balance is allocated for the postponed trip.

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You have to cancel your confirmed trek/tour booking with our Mountain Hike Nepal team in writing minimum 2 weeks before your scheduled trip. You may provide this in writing document or email.

However, even though you may cancel your trip, your down payment amount i.e. 20% of the total price is non-refundable.

But if you have paid more than just the deposit, we would then 20% deduction from the sum and the remainder will be refunded from the initial payment system.

And this policy is valid right after registering your reservation with us. If you intend to cancel your travel within 30 days or fewer than 30 days within your departure date, 20 % deposit is non-refundable.

TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TIBET AND BHUTAN

The Total deposit you made for every Bhutan and Tibet tour would be called cancelation    charge. We cannot postpone any trip to Bhutan and Tibet after booked for particular dates.

INCOMPLETE TRIP

We are not responsible for any refunds for any incomplete trip, trek or expedition, whatever the reasons from customer’s side.

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 If your tour is canceled due to unexpected events such as natural disasters, battle or adverse climatic conditions, we will arrange another tour. And that even if your trip isn’t your preference, your money won’t go in waste.

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We reserve our right to change prices under various situations. While our actions must be appropriate, just like in situations such as dramatic exchange rate fluctuations, inflation or government acts, we are not liable to answer for our actions.

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To attend all of our trips, all our customers should have a full travel insurance policy. Insurance must cover all medical costs, personal injuries, emergency evacuations, travel cancellations, loss of gears and natural calamity, luggage theft or injury and personal belongings.

FLIGHT DELAYS AND CANCELLATION

Flight delays and cancellations are likely to occur frequently in remote areas, especially in the Everest region, jomsom, Dolpo, Simikot and Jumla. Therefore, in case of delays, it is best to bring some extra money to purchase food and lodging. Mountain Hike Nepal won’t be responsible for any extra expenses. Please, prepare accordingly.

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If you perform any illegal act during your trip and you are forced to leave Nepal, Mountain Hike Nepal is not responsible for any refunds.

 

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    Paul, UK

    Couple Traveller

    The Short Everest Base Camp Trek was a great way to see the Himalayas and experience Nepali culture. We loved the challenging hike, the beautiful scenery, and the friendly people we met along the way. We would definitely recommend this trek to anyone looking for an unforgettable adventure.

    March 7, 2023

    Lius , Spain

    Couple Traveller

    The Short Everest Base Camp Trek was an unforgettable experience for us. We loved the stunning views of the Himalayas, the friendly people we met along the way, and the sense of accomplishment we felt when we reached Base Camp. We would definitely recommend this trek to anyone looking for an amazing adventure.

    October 19, 2022

    Sarah , Canada

    Couple Traveller

    We were a bit nervous about doing the Short Everest Base Camp Trek, but it was definitely worth it. The scenery was breathtaking, and the sense of accomplishment we felt after reaching Base Camp was incredible. We would definitely recommend this trek to anyone who loves hiking and stunning views.

    May 4, 2022
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