Short Everest Base Camp Trek
14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek(EBC) is the best destination for trekkers around the globe. The altitude of Mt Everest First base camp is 5364 m from sea level. This trek is considered one of the most popular trek in the world. The meaning of the roof of the world is learned from this inspiring destination. It offers the most remarkable scenery of over 8000m high mountains (Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, etc.). The unique no. of days to perform Everest Base Camp Trek is 13 days to reach the first base camp of Mt. Everest – 5364m high from the sea level. EBC Trek offers you the best trek in the rooftop of the world. The whole region provides you the best places to adventure treks, and among them, Everest Base Camp is the best. EBC trek is the bucket list of many people. Being on the roof of the world and enjoying the beautiful curves of nature is everyone’s dream. EBC is not only the places to look for the mountains but also for the very humble Sherpa people and their livelihood. This places itself is a gift from God to mankind. From landing in the world’s most dangerous airport to experiencing the stunning close view of the mighty Everest from the base camp to getting engaged with the Sherpa people and their livelihood to observing the dazzling landscapes is definitely a must-do trek in a lifetime.
This adventure of your trekking will begin with the flight to Lukla. Lukla is considered as most adventurous airport in the world.After landing in Lukla your trek begins . On the way, to Namche Bazar you will go through Sherpa villages and the headquarter of Solukhumbhu district ‘Namche Bazaar,’ which is a beautiful town in that area. Namche bazaar is also a trade center and tourist hub to relax and experience the entire Everest region at a glance. Local Sherpa people are famous in the world as they have successfully climbed the Mountains and make world records. You would be amazed by the breathtaking view of mountains close to your trip. You will also get to see magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains and ethic cultural group as well as Buddhist monasteries. A well-known Tengboche monastery can also be explored on the way. The serene and lush forest are the major highlights of that place. You must be physically fit to be fitted for this trek. But it is not such a difficult trek; it’s a moderate type of trek. It can be the lifetime adventure of adventurers as it offers unique brilliant scenery of the great Mt.Everest and its surrounding peaks. You can see the beauty of flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park. This trip also lets you incorporate the ultimate viewpoint of Kalapatthar. You will have the best panorama present in all the mountains, including Mt. Everest.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m)
Day 2: Kathmandu site seeing and trekking preparation
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (Altitude 2840 m) and trek to Phakding (2652 m, 30 min flight & 2-3 hours trek)
Day 4: Trek To Namche Bazaar (3440 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3870 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m, 4-5 hours)
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 8: Trek to Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp back to Gorakshep (5180 m, 7-8 hours)
Day 9: Trek to Kala Pattar & trek to Pheriche (4280 m, 8-9 hours)
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3870 m, 5-6 hrs)
Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2840 m, 4-5 hours)
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu (40 min flight)
Day 13: Rest and shopping in Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu
Day 01. Arrival at the Kathmandu[Altitude 1340m]
A staff from Finding Nepal will pickup you at Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA), Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel via the tourist vehicle. He/she will brief you about the hotel, Kathmandu city, trekking in Nepal, do’s and don’ts while you stay in Nepal with related information that is required to travel in Nepal.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley
You’ll visit two world heritage sites Pasupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath also known as ‘Monkey Temple’. Pasupatinath Temple is a sacred place for Hindus. You can observe the rituals from birth to death of a normal hindu person. The latter one is sacred place for Buddhists. It lies on a top of a hill and big stupa lies on it. You can find large group of monkeys. This is the reason it is known by the name ‘Monkey Temple’ by foreigners.
Day 03. Kathmandu- Lukla- Phakding [Altitude 2840m] [30min flight]
You will be transferred to domestic airport and board in the twin otter or similar plane for the flight to Lukla airport. On the arrival you will have a short time to visit around the village, while the Sherpas and crew sort and divide the load. The lunch depends upon the time of arrival. Either in Lukla or few hours treks further on route to Phakding. The first-day you’ll ascend all the way, with few ups offering views of Mt. Kusum-Kanguru (6,369m). Another 2-3 hrs of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop.
Day 04. Phakding-Namche Bazaar [Altitude 3440 m] [5-6 hrs trek]
From Phakding after crossing bridge over the River Dudh-Koshi the walk is pleasant with few short ascend and descend and crossing the same river again, with magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608m, you’ll reach the Monjo village. After Monjo, you’ll walk to the entrance gate of Everest National Park, after a short descend and gradual walk you’ll reach Jorsalle village. The last civilization until you reach Namche Bazaar. A pleasant walk along the river bed till the last bridge over the Imjatse River. From here you’ll trek along the winding uphill path to Namche Bazaar, with grand views of Kwande peak, Kusum Kanguru and Mt. Everest with Nuptse, Lhotse and the closer look of Taboche peak is seen all the way up. Another hour of walk takes you to Namche Bazaar, the colourful houses are situated in an amphitheatre landscapes.
Day 05. Namche Bazaar-Tengboche [Altitude 3870m] [5-6hrs of trek.]
You’ll walk out of the village and follow a steep, reasonable level path above the Dudh Koshi enjoying mighty views of Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse as we go on. We pass various ‘tea shops’ set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend through a forest of pine to cross the Dudh Koshi at Phunki (3250m). We will make another ascend on a switch-back trail, sometimes made quite dusty by yak trains, to reach the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery(3867m) which unravels a brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam.andTaboche to the North and North East. Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the South West. We stay overnight below the monastery.
Day 06. Tengboche-Dingboche [Altitude 4410m] [4-5hrs trek.]
We will start our trek through the Rhododendron forest and descend to the Imja Khola. You’ll cross a new bridge on the Imja Khola and pass by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through pastures to Dingboche Overnight stay at the local lodge or tea house.
Day 07. Dingboche-Lobuche [Altitude 4930 m] [5-6 hrs trek]
You’ll walk above the tree line to reach Dusa. From this point you’ll start to descend to 4580m to reach the teahouse of Dughla. Along the trial there are several memorials to Sherpas killed on expeditions to Everest. You’ll continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m.
Day 08. Lobuche-Gorakshep [Altitude 5180 m] [7-8 hrs trek]
It will be a very long and hard day as we leave very early, following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorakshep (5,180m)- about 3 hrs walk. After a rest and something to eat, we trek across the sandy flat at Gorak Shep and climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends the side of the iceberg for a couple of hours before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp, we get fantastic close-up views of the Khumbu Icefall, and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. Nuptse towers above Pumori and us rears up behind us. After a short photo stop, we retrace our steps to Gorak Shep for overnight. Over night at the local lodge.
Day 09. Gorakshep- Kala Pattar-Pheriche [Altitude 4280 m] [7-8 hrs trek]
You’ll start the trek early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar, witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature beforehand. There is always the potential chance for chilly winds, which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can stop to catch our breath at several outstanding viewpoints to capture some memories if you are a photo geek. After several hours of a steep walk, we’ll reach to Kala Patthar. From here, we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we enter the top, we can rest on the Kala Patthar rocks and enjoy the magnificent 360 degree Panorama view of the unbelievable Himalayas, wandering from one mighty massif to another. You can capture the moment and the place eternally in your soul and digitally in your camera. For a lifelong memory. We return to Gorak Shep for breakfast and retrace our steps to Lobuje for lunch and then continue down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche for overnight
(Please note that the walk to Everest Base Camp and the climb of Kala Pattar are both tight. Sometimes we may change the order in which we tackle the trails depending on the group’s ability and weather conditions).
Overnight at the local lodge.
Day 10. Pheriche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar [Altitude 3860 m] [6-7 hrs trek]
Today, you’ll trek down through the hillside covered by rhododendron and juniper trees. If you are trekking during the Spring then the pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for a lunch. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail, we walk along the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a short rest and catch some lunch. You’ll unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse with every bite of your food. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasant while passing through the forest. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. At this point, you’d love to take a last view of to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche before leaving it behind. On reaching our lodge, you can take a nice hot shower and have a relaxed sleep in your room in Namche Bazaar.
Day 11. Namche-Lukla [Altitude 2840 m] [6-8 hrs trek]
The trail descends steeply downward, so you’ll need to ramble and control your continuously shaking legs to battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more leveled and natural. You’ll start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are traveling the same route downwards, we will feel completely different views than it was before we had ascended. We can snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow-covered peaks. We will walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing profound faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag. Upon arrival at Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with a smile on faces! Overnight in Lukla.
Overnight at the lodge.
Day 12. Lukla-Kathmandu [40 min ]
Flight to Kathmandu
Overnight at the hotel
Day 13. Rest day and Shopping in Kathmandu.
This is the free day at Kathmandu for personal activities to buy souvenirs for your friends and family back home or take a coffee with your trekking members in the cafe next door. This is the second last day in Nepal. Our staffs can help you to explore Kathmandu valley on your request.
Day 14: Final Departure.
Today is your last day in one of the beautiful country on this Planet.
You will have free time until departure from hotel. Our crew will transfer you to the international airport for final departure (Or stay longer for short tours – ask us).
- Airport pickup and drop off
- TIMS card & permit fees
- Private transport & English speaking guide for sight seeing
- Local permit fees
- 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan
- Trekking guide & porter(normally 1 porter for 2 persons)
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu airfare
- Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trekking time(3 meals a day)
- All accommodation in the mentioned hotel and tea houses
- Nepal Visa fees
- International airfare
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Tips for driver, guide & porter [It is expected]
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Necessary trekking equipment and things as per checklist
- Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
- Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
- Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor, hot shower and WiFi etc
- Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control