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Himalaya Darshan Treks Pvt. Ltd

"Experience Naturally Nepal With Us"

$1150

Per person - All price inclusive

  • Trip Grade:
    Moderate
  • Max-Altitude:
    5,545m
  • Best Season:
    Autumn and Spring
  • Trip Mode:
    Tea house
  • Group Size:
    Min 1+
  • Destination:
    Everest Region

Highlights of the EBC Short Trek

The Everest Base Camp short trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. While the full EBC journey takes about 12-14 days, the short version usually takes around 9-10 days. Here are the highlights of the EBC Short Trek:

  • Panoramic flight: The journey begins with an exciting scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight offers stunning views of the Himalayas and surrounding areas.
  • Wonderful scenery: During the hike, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of verdant forests, winding rivers, suspension bridges, and snow-capped peaks. The impressive views of iconic mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Kala Patthar: A trip to Kala Patthar 5,545m, a nearby viewpoint, is highly recommended. From its top, you can watch the sunrise over the Himalayas and enjoy incredible panoramic views of Mount Everest and the neighboring peaks.
  • Adventure and Challenge: The EBC Short journey is of moderate difficulty, combining adventure and a sense of accomplishment. It allows you to experience the thrill of climbing in the Everest region without having to commit for long periods of time.
  • Everest Base Camp: The final highlight is reaching Everest Base Camp 5,364m. Even though the little trip does not allow you to reach the summit, you can nevertheless stand at the base of the tallest peak in the world. It is a great achievement that makes one feel accomplished.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Everest Base Camp Short Trek is an exciting trek that allows you to experience the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and reach the legendary Everest Base Camp in a relatively short time. This trek is perfect for those who are short on time but still want to witness the Everest region. The trip begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip that serves as the gateway to the Everest region. From Lukla, hikers begin their journey, passing through charming Sherpa villages, dense forests, and fast-flowing rivers.

The trail passes Namche Bazaar, a lively Sherpa town and an important commercial center in the region. Here, hikers can soak up the local culture, visit monasteries, and enjoy stunning panoramic views of Everest and other surrounding peaks. Continuing, the trail leads to Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, which offers stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other towering peaks. Then continue walking to Dingboche, a picturesque village set in a vast valley.

Everest Base Camp 5363m

As you climb higher, you traverse moors and rocky terrain, eventually reaching Gorak Shep, the last settlement before Everest Base Camp 5363m. From Gorak Shep, hikers embark on a challenging yet rewarding trek to Everest Base Camp, at the foot of the world’s highest peak. The sense of accomplishment and the surrounding beauty make this a truly unforgettable experience.

Our Everest Base Camp short trek takes 10 days, depending on the route and adaptation needs. It requires moderate physical fitness and is suitable for hikers who already have some hiking experience. This trek is not only a physical challenge but also an opportunity to connect with the unique Sherpa culture, witness breathtaking scenery, and experience the allure of the world’s tallest mountain.

Hike to EBC, Kala Patthar

The Everest Base Camp Short Trip also includes a visit to Kala Patthar, a notable highlight of the trip. Kala Patthar is a popular viewpoint that offers amazing panoramic views of the Everest region.

The sunrise or sunset views from Kala Patthar are awe-inspiring, as golden rays illuminate the snow-capped mountains, creating a truly magical sight. The experience of standing at the top of Kala Patthar 5,545m, surrounded by the mighty Himalayas is an awe-inspiring moment that leaves you in awe of the grandeur of nature.

After enjoying the charming view of Kala Patthar, you return to Pheriche/Pangboche and continue your journey to Namche and then to Lukla.

EBC short trek difficulty:

Altitude sickness is a major concern and a major consideration during our short trek to Everest Base Camp. As you climb to higher altitudes, reduced oxygen levels can harm your health.

Please note that this is an accelerated version of the trek and requires good fitness and quick adaptation to altitude. So, you need to make sure you are physically and mentally ready to do the short version of Trek to Everest.

Flight Information to /from Lukla

Flight Information to /from Lukla: Due to the Kathmandu airport overcrowding, Flights to Lukla (Everest Region) depart from Manthali Airport (Ramechhap) for the busiest season. The distance from Kathmandu to Mathali airport is about 130 kilometers. So it takes about 3.5 to 4 hours to drive. We leave Kathmandu at 1 or 1.30 AM to catch our early morning flights from Manthali to Lukla.

Note: The flight will be departing from March 15 to May 15 and October to November. However, it depends on the decision of the airlines and the civil aviation authority of Nepal.

Lukla flight delays or cancellations

The bad weather conditions and over traffic in Kathmandu airports are the main reasons for delaying and canceling flights. The weather in hilly and Himalayan regions will be changed so quickly. So, We at Himalaya Darshan Treks highly recommend managing a minimum of 1 or 2 extra days for your Everest and Dolpo region treks.

What is the Lukla Flight Weight limitation?

The airlines have a weight limitation of only 15 kilograms (about 33 pounds) per person so please try to make your luggage less than 15 kilograms. Otherwise, you have to pay extra money but it is only possible if there is no overweight on the plane. So, the best option is to make your bag light

Conclusion:

In short, the Everest Base Camp Short Trek offers adventure seekers an engaging and rewarding experience. With breathtaking landscapes, breathtaking views of the world’s highest peaks, and encounters with Sherpa culture, this trek offers a succinct yet meaningful journey into the heart of the Himalayas. Although shorter than the original Everest Base Camp Trek, it still offers the natural beauty of the area and a sense of accomplishment when you arrive at Base Camp.  If you have enough time we highly recommend the 14-day EBC trek as well.

The short trek to Everest Base Camp offered by Himalaya Darshan Treks is a great opportunity to witness the majesty of Mount Everest and immerse yourself in the unique culture and natural beauty of the Himalayas in a relatively short time.

Itinerary


Day 1. Flight to Lukla (2,840m) and Trek to Phakding ( 2,610m)

Your guides pick you up from the Hotel to the Domestic Airport in Kathmandu. Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Begin trekking towards Phakding village along the Dudh Koshi River.

Day 2. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Continue trekking, crossing suspension bridges, and enjoying scenic views. Reach Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town.

Day 3. Trek to Tengboche (3,860m)

Resume the trek, enjoying panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Reach Tengboche village, known for its beautiful monastery.

Day 4. Trek to Dingboche (4,410m)

Trek through rhododendron forests and cross the Imja Khola. Ascend gradually to Dingboche, a village surrounded by stunning landscapes.

Day 5. Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)

Continue trekking, gradually ascending towards Lobuche, a small settlement close to the Khumbu Glacier.

Day 6. Trek to Gorak Shep (5,190m) and Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m)

This is the most challenging day. Trek to Everest Base Camp, admire the Khumbu Icefall, and return to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 7. Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Descend to Pheriche

Early morning hike to Kala Patthar for breathtaking views of Everest and surrounding mountains views and trek descend to Pheriche

Day 8. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Begin the return journey and trek back to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps through Tengboche.

Day 9. Trek back to Lukla (2,840m)

Continue descending from Namche Bazaar and reach Lukla, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 10. Flight to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Take a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying a last glimpse of the Himalayan scenery.

Trip Includes

  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.
  • Both-way flights from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Both-way flights for guides
  • Sagarmath National Park entry permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit
  • Guide Salary with food accommodation and Insurance.
  • 3 times meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) one cup of tea/coffee with a meal.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in a tea house during the trek.
  • First Aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Emergency Helicopter service arrangement (If needed)  which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • Himalaya Darshan Treks branded t-shirt for complimentary.
  • We will arrange a Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and warm hat (If you don’t have your own.)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Everest Base Camp Trek Map for a group.
  • EBC Trek Achievement Certificate (If needed)

Trip Excludes

  • Your expenses (Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, Wi-Fi, porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Food and Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide (Tips are expected)
  • Delay due to weather.
  • Nepal entry visa fees (USD – 30 for 15 days / USD – 50 for 30 Days and USD – 125 for 90 days)
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding etc.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the cost include.
  • Your travel and medical insurance. (recommended)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

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