Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 12 Days

Everest base camp short trek
Trip Information
  • Duration12 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude5545 m/18,192 ft
  • ActivityTrekking
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-June and Sept-Dec
  • A scenic mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and back to Lukla.
  • Experiencing the age-old Sherpa culture and the basic lifestyle of the mountains.
  • Walking across Lukla and entering Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site.
  • Visiting Namche Bazaar, the best town located at an altitude of 3440 meters in the Khumbu Region,
  • Visiting and meditating in the Tengboche Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the Everest Region.
  • Enjoying the views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde Ri, Kangtega, Kusum Kanguru, Lhotse Nuptse Peak, Mount Everest, Island Peak, Pumori, Cholatse, and Taboche.
  • Walking across the Khumbu glacier while visiting Everest Base Camp.
  • Climbing Kalapatthar at 5644 meters and experiencing the sunrise with a 360-degree view of the mountains.


Advantages of booking EBC short trek with Holiday Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box and first aid services.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner and cookies upon reaching teahouse.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Holiday Planner Nepal's duffel bag, trekking map, sun hat, and trip completion certificate.
  • Oximeter, to check pulse, oxygen saturation, We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate.
  • We also provide oxygen cans as per the request of clients.
  • Our company provides sim cards for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Everest Base Camp is a lifelong dream of trekkers and travel enthusiasts from all over the world. Everest Base Camp is the most famous destination in Nepal and is the backbone of tourism in the country. famous in Nepal since its first ascent in 1953. The trekking trail to Everest Base Camp has been widely developed, and the facilities and infrastructure have been astonishingly improved throughout the year. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Sherpa people. Visit ancient monasteries, witness traditional ceremonies, and engage with the warm-hearted locals along the way.

Everest Base Camp short trek is a carefully curated expedition designed for those with limited time, offering a condensed but no less captivating experience of the world's highest peaks. With expert guidance and strategic acclimatization, you'll journey through captivating landscapes, explore vibrant Sherpa villages, and witness the grandeur of Mount Everest.

Traverse through enchanting forests, picturesque Sherpa villages, and rugged terrain. Witness jaw-dropping panoramas of towering peaks, including the majestic Mount Everest. Immerse yourself in the unique Sherpa culture. Visit ancient monasteries, witness traditional ceremonies, and engage with the warm-hearted locals along the way. Savor a diverse array of dishes, from local Nepali specialties like dal bhat to international comfort food. The culinary journey is a delightful part of the trek.

Holiday Tours Nepal prioritizes your safety and comfort. The itinerary includes strategic acclimatization days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, ensuring a gradual ascent to higher altitudes.

Plan your Everest Base Camp short trek and anticipate an unforgettable journey led by Holiday Tours Nepal. Be prepared to make lifelong memories, forge new friendships, and stand in awe of the world's highest peaks.

Take the first step towards this extraordinary adventure and let us be your trusted companion on the path to Everest Base Camp. Embrace the challenge, immerse yourself in the culture, and let the Himalayas leave an indelible mark on your soul.


Where does the Short Everest Base Camp Trek Begin and End?

Trekking to Everest Base Camp begins with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, which itself is an adventure, and the trek continues to Phakding, where we spend the first night. On the second day, we trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, which is the best town in the Everest Region. On the third day, we take a short walk up to the Everest View Hotel to experience how our body would react after an additional 300–500 meters. After resting and acclimatizing, our fourth day begins with a walk towards Tengboche village, where we will meditate if we reach Tengboche at the correct time. For this reason, starting early is recommended. The fifth day begins with a walk towards Dingboche from Tengboche village, which is around 4410 meters above sea level.

The sixth day is a rest and acclamation day with a short hike towards Nangkartshang, which will be around 200–300 meters of elevation gain, to check how our body would feel at 4500 meters plus. On the 7th day, we begin our day with a trek towards Lobuche village, crossing the steps of Thukla and walking through the memorial hill of the Everest Region. The 8th day is the big day. Today we go from Lobuche towards Gorakshep, check in at the hotel, have some lunch, and then go towards Everest Base Camp. After reaching the base camp, we came back down to Gorakshep to spend the night.

The 9th day begins with a walk towards Lobuche and ends in Pheriche, or Pangboche, from Gorakshep. On the 10th day, we go towards Namche Bazaar from Pheriche or Pangboche and finally have a good dinner and lunch. On the 11th day of the trip, we go towards Lukla from Namche Bazaar and celebrate our achievement of successfully completing the Everest Base Camp Trip.

On the 12th day, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla and spend the night in Kathmandu, where our journey ends.

Why Holiday Planner Nepal for Everest Base Camp short trek? 

Short trekking to Everest Base Camp with Holiday Tours in Nepal is a must because of the following reasons:

  • We provide all-inclusive services with no hidden costs.
  • Travelers and trekkers pay for the services they select.
  • Custom-tailored items mean our customers won't have to compulsorily take the package.
  • Wide range of add-ons for comfort at the add-on selections.
  • An open system to handpick all the little things, from food and porters to accommodations and other additional services and activities.
  • The best price is guaranteed with award-winning and professional service for Everest Base Camp.


What is the best time or season for Everest Base Camp Short Trek?

The best time to go on a trek toward Everest is September, October, and November, or March, April, and May. During this period, the sky is clear, the weather is ideal, and the temperature is ideal to travel and trek towards Everest Base Camp.

The weather is ideal and vastly better compared to the winter and the monsoon season when the temperature is freezing and it's constantly raining, the flights don’t happen on time, and the views of the mountains get blocked by the thick fog.

The temperature ranges from 5 to 12 degrees Celsius (41°F to 53.6°F) during the day and drops off as we go higher, and it ranges from -5 to 5 degrees Celsius( 23°F to 41°F ) during the night.

Spring and autumn are the peak seasons for trekking in the Everest Region, and we find travelers from all around the world coming and visiting Nepal. During spring and autumn, due to the flow of travelers and trekkers, better food services are available due to the availability of groceries. The accommodation facilities can be packed, so booking your trek in advance is necessary while trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Note: Holiday Tours Nepal provides all-time updates on the weather and climatic conditions on the Everest Trekking Trail and books the accommodation in advance once the booking for the Everest Base Camp Short Trek is made.

How to prepare for Everest Base Camp short trek?

Holiday Tours Nepal has prepared a short list that, if followed, will help in completing the Everest Base Camp trip safely and successfully.

Physical Fitness:

Start preparing well in advance. Aim for at least 2–3 months of regular exercise or jogging. Focus on cardiovascular activities like hiking, running, cycling, and stair climbing. Strengthen your legs, core, and upper body with exercises like squats, lunges, planks, and push-ups.

Incorporate uphill and downhill walking into your training to simulate trekking conditions, and try to use stairs instead of lifts.

Mental Preparation:

Be mentally prepared for the challenges of high-altitude trekking. Altitude sickness is a real concern, so it's important to be aware of the symptoms and know how to respond.

Altitude Acclimatization:

Acclimatize properly to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Spend a day extra in Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11286.09ft) to adjust to the altitude before continuing to higher elevations before the 3500 m mark.

It's recommended to do side trips to places like Khumjung, Everest View Hotel, or Everest Panorama Hotel to get an experience of how it feels above 3500 meters/11482 ft.

It's recommended to stay an extra day in Dingboche since Dingboche is at an altitude of around 4410 meters/ 14468 ft and hike to Nangkartshang the next day to test how your body will feel above 4600–4700 meters.

Training Hikes:

Before your trek, try to go on a few practice hikes, especially if you live in a flat area. Gradually increase the duration and elevation gain of these hikes to simulate trekking conditions. Try avoiding lifts and using stairs if you don’t have time for going on hikes, and try carrying some weight on the stairs.

Nutrition and Hydration:

Eat a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. During the trek, focus on easily digestible, energy-rich foods like trail mix, granola bars, and local dishes.

Stay well-hydrated. Carry a reusable water bottle, and consider using a water purification system or iodine tablets.

At night, try to have a good diet to give energy to the body, and if you don’t feel like eating, try to have food at least and drink water to swallow the food.

Accommodation and Guides:

Holiday Tours Nepal arranges accommodation in tea houses or lodges along the trail. It's recommended to inform Holiday Tours Nepal representatives to assist you and provide good accommodation and guides in advance.

Listen to your body:

Pay close attention to how your body is feeling. If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness (headaches, nausea, dizziness, etc.), descend to a lower altitude immediately. Stay honest with the guide about your physical and mental condition so that the necessary procedures can be done on time.

Enjoy the Journey:

Take time to appreciate the stunning scenery and unique culture of the Khumbu/Everest Region.

Remember, preparation is key to a safe and enjoyable trek. Consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on any high-altitude trekking adventure, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions. Make sure to check on the health condition before the trip.


Can trekkers get altitude sickness during Everest trek

  • Altitude and Rate of Ascent: The Everest Base Camp short trek starts at Lukla (2,840m/9317ft) and reaches a maximum altitude of about 5,364m/17598 ft at Everest Base Camp. This is a relatively rapid ascent in terms of altitude gain. Faster ascents increase the risk of altitude sickness. Make sure to give your body enough rest.
  • Individual Susceptibility: Altitude sickness affects individuals differently. Some people may experience symptoms at lower altitudes, while others may not feel affected until they reach higher elevations.
  • Proper Acclimatization: Proper acclimatization is crucial for reducing the risk of Altitude Sickness. This involves spending time at higher altitude zones like Namche and Dingboche to allow your body to adjust. The short trek provides some acclimatization days in places like Namche Bazaar and Dingboche.
  • Recognizing Symptoms: It's important to recognize the early symptoms of altitude sickness, which can include headaches, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. If any of these symptoms occur, it's important to descend to a lower altitude.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Proper hydration and nutrition play a significant role in acclimatization. Staying well hydrated and consuming enough calories is essential for your body to cope with the altitude and to produce enough heat.
  • Fitness Level: Physical fitness can contribute to how well your body adapts to the altitude. Being in good cardiovascular shape can help, but even very fit individuals can still experience altitude sickness.
  • Previous Experience: If you've had altitude sickness before, you may be more susceptible in the future. However, previous experience doesn't guarantee that you'll be affected, and it's still important to acclimate properly.
  • Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions can increase the risk of altitude sickness. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional before undertaking a high-altitude trek, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions.
  • Altitude Medications: Some trekkers choose to take medications to help prevent altitude sickness. Consult a doctor for advice on medication use.
  • Local Knowledge and Guides: Holiday Planner Nepal hires a local guide who is experienced in the region and can be invaluable. Our guides are trained to recognize the signs of altitude sickness and know how to respond.

It's important to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard. If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, it's crucial to descend to a lower altitude promptly. Remember, safety always comes first in high-altitude environments.

What types of facilities are available along the way to base camp?

  • Tea Houses/Lodges: Tea houses and lodges are the primary forms of accommodation along the trekking route. Holiday Tours Nepal offers basic but comfortable lodging in private or shared rooms. Hygienic and clean beds, blankets, and basic amenities are provided. Some rooms may also have attached bathrooms, while others may have shared facilities.
  • Food and Dining: Tea houses and lodges have restaurants and dining areas where trekkers can enjoy meals. They serve a variety of dishes, including local Nepali, Tibetan, and international cuisine. Popular items include dal bhat (rice and lentils), momos (dumplings), noodles, and soups. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available.
  • Bottled Water and Purification: Bottled water is available for purchase along the trail, but the prices get expensive as the elevation increases. Many lodges also provide boiled or filtered water for a nominal fee. Trekkers are encouraged to use water purification methods to reduce plastic waste.
  • Electricity and Device Charging: Tea houses have electricity, but it may be limited and available only during specific hours. Charging your devices (phones, cameras, etc.) usually comes with an additional fee. Solar-powered chargers and power banks are recommended for the trek. Charging in the room is not available, so instead of leaving the phone, leaving the power bank for charging can be the best decision.
  • Hot Showers: Tea houses offer hot showers from geysers or bucket showers but be prepared for them to come at an extra cost. In higher altitudes, the availability of hot water can be limited.
  • Toilets: Tea houses have basic toilet facilities. In lower altitudes, you may find flush toilets, while in higher elevations like Lobuche and Gorakshep, squat toilets are more common. Toilet paper is not provided, so it's a good idea to carry your own.
  • Wi-Fi and Internet: Tea houses now offer Internet and Wi-Fi, but it's important to note that the quality of the connection can be inconsistent and slow due to the changing weather conditions and wild flow of visitors during the peak season. Lodges charge a fee for Internet access.
  • Medical Facilities: There are basic medical facilities available at certain points along the trail, but they are limited and may not possess all the medication. It's advisable to carry a basic first aid kit and any necessary medications with you.
  • Shops and Supplies: There are small shops and markets in almost all of the villages along the way where you can purchase snacks, basic supplies, trekking gear, and souvenirs.
  • ATMs and Banking: ATMs are available in Lukla, Namche Bazaar, and Dingboche, but they may not always be reliable. It's a good idea to carry enough cash in Nepali rupees for the trek instead of dollars.
  • Communication: Mobile phone signal is available in many parts of the trek except Dingboche, Pangboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep, but it can be irregular or missing in some areas due to weather conditions.

*Note: Prior notice is required for booking rooms with attached bathrooms since there are fewer rooms with attached bathrooms and, during peak seasons, the guest houses and lodges are mostly packed.

Trekkers are provided local SIM cards for better connectivity by Holiday Tours Nepal, but the data pack has to be purchased and the activation charge has to be paid.

Prior notice is required for private and shared rooms to arrange the best facility available.

    • Private and shared rooms: Depending on the tea house, you may have the option of a private room or a shared dormitory-style room. Private rooms are available at an extra cost.
    • Heating: Usually, after 5–6 P.M., tea houses provide heating in the dining areas. However, heating in rooms is less common and may come with an additional charge.
    • Blankets and Bedding: Tea houses typically provide blankets and bedding, but it's a good idea to bring your own sleeping bag for added warmth and comfort. Holiday Tours Nepal provides sleeping bags for all of our clients and fellow trekkers, which are to be returned after the trek.

    In the Everest Region, the nights are usually cold, so in order to cope with it, taking a hot water bag, filling it with hot water, and placing it under the toes inside the sleeping bag can help heat up the bag, which can be a cheap alternative to electric blankets.

    Remember that facilities become more basic as you ascend, especially as you approach higher altitudes. It's advisable to be self-sufficient to some extent, carrying essential items with you. Keep in mind that due to the remote location, prices for food, accommodation, and other items tend to be higher than in urban areas.

    Note that it is important to provide prior notice for electric blankets, which comes at an additional cost.


    Is a short trek to Everest Base Camp safe?

    Short trek to Everest Base Camp can be safe if proper precautions are taken. However, it's important to recognize that there are inherent risks associated with trekking at high altitudes, even on a shorter route. Here are some tips from Holiday Planner Nepal to ensure your safety:

    • Proper Acclimatization: Allow your body time to acclimatize to the altitude. Spend a few days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche to adjust before going higher.
    • Altitude Sickness Awareness: Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, and difficulty sleeping. If you experience any of these, descend to a lower altitude immediately.
    • Physical Preparation: Train well in advance, focusing on cardiovascular fitness and leg strength. This will help you cope with the physical demands of the trek.
    • Hydration and Nutrition: Stay well-hydrated and maintain a balanced diet. Proper nutrition and hydration are essential for acclimatization and overall well-being.
    • Local Guides and Porters: Consider hiring a local guide or porter. They are experienced in the region and can provide valuable assistance, especially in emergencies.
    • Weather Awareness:: Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Dress in layers and carry appropriate gear for varying temperatures and potential rain or snow.
    • Proper Gear and Equipment: Invest in high-quality trekking gear, including a good pair of hiking boots, a warm sleeping bag, and appropriate clothing. Don't skimp on the essentials.
    • Travel Insurance: Make sure you have travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes, including evacuation if necessary.
    • Follow local advice: Listen to the advice of guides and experienced trekkers. They are familiar with the terrain and can provide valuable insights.
    • Stay on designated paths: Stick to established trekking routes and trails. Going off course can be dangerous, especially in high-altitude and remote areas.
    • Emergency Contacts:  Carry emergency contact information, including local authorities, rescue services, and your embassy or consulate.
    • Respect local customs and the environment.: Be respectful of local culture, traditions, and the natural environment. Leave no trace and follow Leave No Trace principles.

    While a short trek to Everest Base Camp can be a rewarding and memorable experience, it's important to remember that safety should always be the top priority. Consulting with healthcare professionals, obtaining necessary permits, and being adequately prepared are key steps to ensuring a safe trek.

    Food available on the Everest trekking trail.

    On the Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail, you'll find a variety of food and accommodation options to cater to the needs of trekkers. Keep in mind that as you ascend in altitude, the options become more basic, and the availability of certain items may be limited. Here's what you can generally expect:


    • Tea Houses/Lodges: Tea houses are the primary forms of accommodation along the trail, and they typically have attached or separate dining areas. They serve a variety of dishes, including local Nepali, Tibetan, and international cuisine.
    • Local Dishes: Dal Bhat is a staple Nepali dish consisting of rice, lentils, vegetables, and sometimes meat or fish. It's a hearty and nutritious meal.
    • Momos: These are dumplings filled with vegetables or meat, typically served with a dipping sauce.
    • Noodles and Pasta: You'll find a variety of noodle dishes, including stir-fries and soups.
    • Sherpa Stew: A hearty soup made with meat, vegetables, and noodles.
    • Western Dishes: Many tea houses offer familiar Western dishes like pizza, pasta, burgers, and sandwiches.
    • Breakfast: Breakfast options often include porridge, eggs (boiled, fried, or scrambled), toast, pancakes, and muesli.
    • Snacks: Trail mix, energy bars, and cookies are often available for purchase at tea houses. You can also find snacks like chips and chocolate.
    • Beverages: Hot drinks like tea (including the popular Sherpa tea), coffee, and hot chocolate are readily available. Soft drinks and bottled water can also be purchased.

    Electricity and Internet services on the trail

    Along the Everest Base Camp trekking trail, trekkers can access electricity, battery recharging facilities, and internet services. Phone charging and internet prices cost around 3-5 dollars per day. Internet facilities are available till Gorakhsep, which runs very smoothly. Go for an Airlink card as it provides 24-hour internet services. Electricity is available throughout the trek, however. There can be power fluctuations in the case of low sunlight at Lobuche and Gorakshep. 

    Itinerary for Everest Base Camp short trek

    Day 1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.

    Day 2 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar.

    Day 3: Rest and Acclamation day at Namche with a hike.

    Day 4  Trek from Namche to Tengboche.

    Day 5  Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche.

    Day 6: Rest and celebration day at Dingboche with a hike.

    Day 7  Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche.

    Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep, trek to Everest Base Camp, and trek back to Gorakshep.

    Day 9: Morning hike to Kalapatthar and trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche.

    Day 10 Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazar.

    Day 11 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

    Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

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    As we get up early morning, we pack our breakfast and head towards the domestic Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu for our flight to Lukla. We then fly to Lukla from Kathmandu, which will take around 32 minutes. After landing at Lukla, we will meet our porters and sherpas. Then, after observing the views outside the airport, we head towards the tea houses to prepare our bags and get fresh, and after getting prepared, we start our walk from the town of Lukla. 

    Flight duration: 35 minutes

    Lukla to Phakding: 4 hrs

    Walking distance: 7.5 km/ 4.6 miles

    Total elevation gain: 230m/ 755ft.

    Note: From Kathmandu to Lukla, the altitude gets doubled, and we are walking at a double altitude, so we must be careful, stroll, take the day as an acclamation day, and spend the night at Phakding.

    • Max. Altitude:2640m/8661ft.
    • Accommodation:Tea House/Lodge
    • Time:3-4hrs,
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    After getting up and having breakfast, we prepare our bags and hand them over to our porters.

    We will begin our walk from Phakding towards Namche Bazar, and on the way towards Namche, we will have lunch at Jorsalle. We will be having lunch and then heading to Namche from there.

    Spend the night at Namche Bazar.

    • Time:5-6 hrs

    Wake up and have breakfast at Namche Bazar. Trek to the Everest View Hotel or Everest Panorama Hotel (around 3,800 meters). Get back to the tea house for lunch. Explore Namche Bazaar, the vibrant heart of the Khumbu region.
    Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

      Wake up, have breakfast in the morning, pack the bags, and hand them over to porters. Walk towards Tengboche via Phunki Thanga and have lunch at Phungi Thanga. Check in the permits after lunch and trek to Tengboche (3,867 meters). Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery, one of the most significant in the region. Enjoy stunning views of Ama Dablam and other peaks.
      Overnight stay in Tengboche.

        Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast, and prepare the bags for the porters. Cross the Imja River and pass through beautiful rhododendron forests. Then start trekking towards Pangboche.
        at Somare, where we will be having lunch, and trek to Dingboche after having lunch (4,410 meters).
        Overnight stay in Dingboche.

          Wake up and have breakfast, then get ready for the day's hike. Head towards Nangkartshang and reach the third flag at least once to have a taste of 4600 meters. Come back down to the tea house and have lunch. Rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche Explore the town for panoramic views. Explore the local culture and scenery.
          Overnight stay in Dingboche, 4350m/14272ft.

            Wake up and have breakfast at Dingboche. Start the walk towards Lobuche (4,910 meters). On the way, have lunch at Thukla Pass. Cross the memorial hill and walk along the fresh-flowing river towards the town of Lobuche. Just witness the epic mountain and enjoy breathtaking views of the Khumbu Valley.
            Overnight stay in Lobuche.

              Wake up, have breakfast, and prepare the bags for porters. Trek to Gorakshep (5,160 meters). Have lunch at Gorakshep. Check in at the hotel and leave the unnecessary stuff in the room. Continue to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters), a thrilling destination. Explore Everest Base Camp and take in the awe-inspiring surroundings.
              Return to Gorakshep for the night.

              Gorakeshep is a place that lies at a high altitude. When it's cold, it means cold. Filling your hot water bag with hot water and placing it inside the sleeping bag will help to keep the temperature warm.

                Early morning hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 meters) for sunrise views of Mount Everest. Have breakfast at Gorakshep or trek down to Thukla in case the clod is not tolerable and have breakfast or lunch at Thukla. Trek to Pheriche (4,240 meters) for a well-deserved rest.

                Overnight stay in Pheriche.

                  Wake up, have breakfast in the morning at Pheriche Cross, cross the river to reach Pangboche, and continue the walk. Trek back to Namche Bazaar, retracing your steps.
                  Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

                    Wake up and have breakfast at Namche Bazar. Trek back the same way towards Lukla. The final day and the day of gratitude towards the guide and porter After finishing the party,
                    Overnight stay in Lukla.

                      Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Free time for leisure and shopping in Kathmandu
                      Farewell dinner in the evening

                        Everest base camp short trek is prepared on a standard basis itinerary days, where some days' walks may be shorter or longer depending on your physical health, and particular planned overnight stays may change based on the availability of rooms and other amenities, among other things.
                        We adhere to the schedule unless it is updated due to weather, landslides, or difficulty on walks that require longer days; in this case, our leader and lead head guides will have complete authority over the Holiday Planner.

                        Route Map

                        Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 12 Days map
                        Cost Details
                        What's Included
                        • All (international and domestic) airport transfers on a tourist vehicle.
                        • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
                        • Permits for Sagarmatha/Everest National Park and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
                        • 1 porter for every 2 clients during the trek for carrying luggage.
                        • All your regural meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), including one hot drink with cookies and seasonal fruits.
                        • Experienced, first-aid-trained, government-licenced, and English-speaking Planner's trekking guide.
                        • Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek in the Everest region.
                        • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff (guide, porter, and assistant guide).
                        •  Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Manthali and Lukla.
                        • Holiday Planner Nepal's duffel bag, trekking map, sun hat, and trip completion certificate.
                        • Farewell dinner after the completion of the trek.
                        • All administrative expenses and government taxes.​​​​​​
                        What's not Included
                        • Your Nepal Visa fees 
                        • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu 
                        • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
                        • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                        • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
                        • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                        • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                        • Taking a private jeep towards Ramechhap will cost extra, but it will be worth it.
                        Select a Departure Month
                        TuesdayMay 07, 2024
                        SaturdayMay 18, 2024
                        • The trip departs everyday of the year
                        • The trip is fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients
                        • The trip is available for solo travelers, group travelers and private travelers
                        • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well
                        • If the given date are not appropriate for the travellers and trekkers, the trip can be conducted on the customary date provided by our clients
                        • Holiday Tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time, especially sometimes in the mountains where the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot
                        • Contact us at [email protected] or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630 we are available 24/7 on WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat for additional information.
                        Useful Information

                        We also provide those services if you wish to customize your vacation or hand-pick specific facilities rather than the entire package.

                        • Our firm can provide customised itineraries for our clients' Everest Base Camp Short Trek.
                        • Holiday Planner can organise the Everest Base Camp Trek with aguide or porters-only service.
                        • We can offer accommodation-only options for the Everest trek.
                        • We can book and arrange tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla, and vice versa.
                        • Our agency offers flights from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap.
                        • It is possible to arrange transportation from Kathmandu to Ramechhap and vice versa.

                        Note: Beginning in April 2024, flights will depart from Ramechhap, which is around 3/4 of an hour's drive, depending on whether you are driving a private vehicle or joining a group to share the cost of a coaster or bus.

                        Equipment and Gear List


                        • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                        • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                        • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                        CatUpper Body

                        • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                        • warm woolen hat
                        • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                        • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                        • Polarized sunglasses


                        • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                        • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                        • Waterproof rain jacket
                        • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                        • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                        LowerLower Body

                        • thermals inner
                        • Hiking pants at least 3
                        • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                        • Waterproof, windproof shell
                        • Hiking shorts


                        • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                        • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


                        • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                        • Hiking socks
                        • Liner socks
                        • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                        • Crampons (For passes)
                        • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                        • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                        undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

                        • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                        • Sports bras (women)
                        • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                        FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                        Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

                        • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                        • Lip balm or Vaseline
                        • ointment cream
                        • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                        • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                        Optional Other Essentials

                        • Passport
                        • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                        • Reusable water bottle
                        • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                        • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                        • water bladder for the day bag
                        • small towel for personal use
                        • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                        • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                        • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                        • Power bank or extra batteries
                        • Cameras and mobile phone
                        • Cards/book
                        • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                        • Trekking poles
                        • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                        • Thermos for hot water during the night
                        • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                        • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                        • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                        • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                        • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg (33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                        • A down jacket with a hood (cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                        • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                        • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                        Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

                        Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 12 Days FAQs

                        • The cost of hiring a guide can range from 25 to 30 dollars per day. The cost of hiring porters can range from 20 to 25 dollars per day. Still, it can increase according to the trekking company's quality and the guide's level.

                        • At Everest Base Camp, trekkers have to walk on average for at least 5–6 hours per day.

                        • Rescue and evacuation occur in case of emergency, and descending the altitude, reaching the nearest helipad, and evacuating from the base camp of Everest via Lukla are done during the evacuation process.

                        • Mobile networks are available at the Everest base camp trek, but after Pangboche till Louche, we don't get mobile network connections, and we get connected once we reach Gorakshep and the Everest base camp. Ncell or NTC are the ideal mobile networks.

                        • Yes, there are ATMs available at Lukla Nacmhe and Dingboche; however, the ATM in Dingboche can be non-operative at times since it is at a high altitude.

                        • Yes, trekking gear can be bought and rented in Kathmandu, and holiday tours in Nepal will help and assist with renting and buying gear and equipment.

                        • Yes, bottled water is available at the Everest Base Camp trekking trail. It starts at one dollar per bottle, and as we go higher up, it reaches 3 to 4 dollars per bottle.

                        • There are medical facilities at Lukla Phakding Namche Dingboche and Gorakhsep along the trekking trail of Everest Base Camp.

                        • Altitude sickness can be prevented by taking medication and consulting with a doctor; however, that is from a clinical point of view. Talking naturally, consuming garlic soup, ginger, lemon, and honey, strolling, staying warm, and eating good water. Drink at least 3 liters of water daily, and sleep for at least 8 hours a night.

                        • Altitude sickness is shared among the Everest Base CAMP treks after crossing the 4500-meter mark. However, going slowly, consuming a good amount of diet and water, walking, staying warm, following the guide's instructions, and staying honest with the guide will help to solve altitude sickness during the trek.

                        • Pack lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing (base layers, fleece, waterproof jacket), sturdy hiking boots, a warm sleeping bag, a good backpack, gloves, a beanie, sunglasses, sunscreen, a refillable water bottle with a purifier, basic toiletries, a first-aid kit, a headlamp, energy snacks, and necessary documents. Remember altitude sickness medication and a camera to capture those breathtaking views!

                          Holiday Tours Nepal will guide the suggested equipment list before the trek starts after checking the gear and equipment.

                        • Trekkers can trek alone to Everest's base camp, but having a guide or porter will make the trip much more accessible. It is not recommended to go alone as it creates a problem of accommodation at the trekking trail. During the busy season, food must be self-served, and there might also be a problem with space in the dining room. In a bad situation, things might get nasty.

                          So, trekking solo is a great option to be away from the crowd and trek on your own by taking the time, enjoying the views, and making frequent stops along the way.

                        • The Everest base camp trek takes at least 11 days, with eight days going up to reach the base camp of Everest and three days coming back down to Lukla. If we include the minimal two days in Kathmandu, at least 15 days is required with a contingency day, in which trekkers and travelers will spend 11 days in the mountains.

                        • It's optional to have a guide. Trekkers can also take a porter, but having a guide ensures that the trekkers are in safe hands. Accommodations are available throughout the trek. Issues of altitude sickness, health, and mental illness are taken care of by a guide, who is a caretaker throughout the hike, a medic in need of help, a motivator in case of difficult times, and your travel companion, who makes sure that you travel and finish the trip in one piece.

                        • There are tea houses along the trail, but at Tengboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep, there are just 5–6 tea houses, lodges, and hotels in total, which makes the availability of rooms a bit hard, so make sure to book your trek or accommodation in advance with holiday tours Nepal.

                        • Various types of accommodation are available at the Everest base camp trekking trail: average basic tea houses, resorts, hotels, luxury hotels with electric blankets attached to bathrooms, and charging ports.

                        • The coldest it gets during the Everest base camp trek is -15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit).

                        • The highest point on the Everest Base Camp Trek is Kalapatthar, at 5545 m/18192 ft.

                        • The elevation of Everest Base Camp is 5364 meters (17598 feet) (28°0′26″N, 86°51′34″E).

                        • Sagarmatha National Park permit, Khumbu municipality permit, and trekkers information management system card are required for trekking to Everest base camp, and having a guide or porter is required at checkpoints.

                        • Having prior experience makes trekking easier, as having experience helps a lot. But beginners with average fitness who can work for 5–6 hours a day quickly can go for this trek, and having an experienced guide will also help the beginners.

                        • Everest Base Camp is considered a moderate-level trek. Still, the last stretch and the last night can sometimes be challenging due to the elevation and the temperature. Still, preparation, dedication, and a strong mentality are required for the trip. Physical preparation for at least two weeks is required before starting the journey to Everest base camp, and avoiding alcohol during the trekking period is recommended.

                        • The starting point for the Everest base camp trek is Kathmandu if the flight is operating from Kathmandu to Lukla. If flights are not using from Lukla, then it is Ramechhap, but either way, the gateway to the region is Lukla.

                        • The best period to trek to Everest Base Camp is spring (mid-February to the starting week of June) and autumn (end of August to mid-December). This period is ideal for the Everest Base Camp Trek and is considered the best time. However, the beginning of March, September, and the end of November are also some of the best times, as the mountains are snowcapped during this period.

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