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Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 7 Days

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  • Duration 7 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Everest Base Camp
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5,545 m (18,192 ft)
  • Trip Type Trek and Heli Return
  • Accommodation Tea House

Everest base camp short trek is one of the most famous short high-altitude treks that takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest. This Everest short trek offers breathtaking views of the world's five highest peaks, including the mighty Mt. Everest (8,848.86 meters), along with UNESCO-listed natural wonders and culturally rich Sherpa villages.

The 7 days Everest base camp trek is specially designed for semi-professional and professional hikers, offering a taste of the rugged beauty and unmatched majesty of the Himalayas.

Everest base camp shortest trek package is customized for experienced hikers as it does not include any acclimatization days in the itinerary. Also, for those who are just beginning their trekking journey, the steep terrain and lack of rest days to adjust to the high altitude may cause some difficulties.

The short trek to Everest base camp is completed in 7 days, passing through beautiful villages and mountains along with the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas and a unique cultural experience.

Helicopter flight back from kala patthar during short everest base camp trek 7 days
Helicopter flight Back From Kala Patthar During Everest Base Camp Short Trek 7 days

As you trek through the pristine pine forests of the Khumbu region, you will come across the vibrant and colorful rhododendron flowers, which are also the national flower of Nepal. The area is home to various rare species of birds and animals, making it an eco-tourism hotspot.

The warm hospitality of the Sherpas and their unique lifestyle will add a cherry on top of your experience. The Sherpas are renowned for their mountaineering skills and are the backbone of the Nepalese mountaineering industry. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in their rich cultural heritage and traditions.

Over the course of seven days, you will undoubtedly create numerous wonderful memories as you embark on your trek up the mountain. Your short trekking to Everest base camp will offer an unforgettable experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Join us on this unforgettable Everest base camp short trek in Nepal, where you will experience the unique charm of the Everest region in a shorter time frame without compromising on the stunning vistas and the cultural immersion that the trek has to offer. Book Now

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Short Trek

  • Experience the breathtaking views of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
  • Trek through the beautiful Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Pheriche.
  • Visit the famous ancient Tengboche Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region.
  • Explore the Khumbu Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas.
  • Meet and interact with the local Sherpa people and learn about their culture and way of life.
  • Enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Reach the base camp of Mount Everest, the ultimate goal of the trek, and be awestruck by the grandeur of the mountain.
  • Experience the thrill of hiking in the Himalayas and enjoy the starry nights.
  • Get a chance to interact with other trekkers and make new friends.
  • enjoy the helicopter flight back to Lukla, along with breathtaking aerial views.
  • Take home unforgettable memories of this once in a lifetime experience.

Everest Base Camp Short Trekking for Experienced Hikers

Everest base camp short trek is a short version of Everest base camp trek. EBC short trek is challenging trekking package, designed for experienced hikers seeking an adrenaline-pumping adventure. The trek follows a steep route that demands physical fitness and endurance, making it an ideal choice for those who enjoy a strenuous trekking experience.

Unlike the traditional shortest EBC trek, this route doesn't include any acclimatization days, which requires hikers to be familiar with altitude sickness and its prevention. Despite the challenges, this trek rewards hikers with breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges, including the majestic Mount Everest.

Along with a unique insight into the local Sherpa culture. Everest short trek is an excellent choice for experienced hikers looking to push their limits and experience the ultimate Himalayan adventure.

Everest Base Camp Shortest Trek 2023/2024

We are pleased to announce that bookings for the Everest base camp short trek for 2023 and 2024 are now available. Our trekking groups are small and customized according to the requirements of each individual client.

Whether you want a private trek or to join a small group, we can accommodate your preferences. Our group size ranges from two to ten people. For those travelling with companions, such as friends or family, we offer private trips.

The itinerary for the Everest base camp short trek for 2023 and 2024 is from arrival to departure in Nepal. We can customize the short trek itinerary to a 12-day trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

We look forward to accommodating your travel plans and creating an unforgettable shortest trekking to Everest base camp experience. Check Availability 

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Everest base camp short trek itinerary is classified as a moderate-level Everest trekking package, recommended for experienced hikers and professional trekkers.

  • DurationFlight: 35 to 40 min/Trekking: 3 to 4 hours
  • Highest Altitude2652 m
  • AccommodationLodges/teahouses

Today is the first day of your 7-day short trek to Everest Base Camp. A company employee and guide will pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and drive to Domestic Treminal of Tribhuvan airport. Then you'll take a flight to Lukla, which takes about 30 minutes and gives you amazing views of the Khumbu region's majestic mountain peaks and lush valleys.

Lukla Airport, also called Tenzing-Hillary Airport, is one of the most exciting airports in the world. It has a small runway that is surrounded by steep cliffs. You will feel a rush of excitement and wonder as you watch the plane land.

From Lukla, you'll begin to hike to Phakding. As you leave town, you'll go through a police checkpoint and then drop down into a beautiful rhododendron forest. As you move down the path, it gets wider until you reach Dudh Koshi.

We will spend the rest of the day following the river bank and passing small towns with shops and lodges. After a few hours of walking, you'll reach Phakding, a beautiful town where trekkers often stop to rest. There, you can choose from a number of hotels to stay in for the night.

  • Duration5 to 6 hours
  • Highest Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationLodges/teahouses

On day two, you will start hiking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. The hike takes several hours and has trails that gradually go up and down. As you leave Phakding, you get a glimpse of Mt. Thamserku along the way.

As you go deeper into the paths, it will get narrower and narrower, and eventually you will have to cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river. After you cross the bridge, you have to go up a steep hill on dusty roads, so you have to cover your face and hair. As you climb, you get a quick look at the impressive Mount Everest.

As you continue to climb, you will soon see the first signs of people, like houses and small buildings. You finally reach Namche Bazaar, which is a relatively large town with a lot of inns, restaurants, shops, and other services. You will be able to get to know the area and the people who live there. Some of them even let you use their wifi for free.

You spent the night in Namche Bazaar, where you got some rest.

  • Duration4 to 5 hours
  • Highest Altitude3870 m
  • AccommodationLodges/teahouses

On the third day of the trip, hike from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. The goal for the day is to learn about the rich cultural life of the Khumbu area. The trek starts when the group leaves the town and heads up the trails. The climb continues until the small Sherpa village of Kyangjuma is reached. The route is then taken to get to Sansa. As the trek continues along the wide trail, beautiful mountains like Ama Dablam, Everest, and many others can be seen in the distance. The trail has a few short uphill and downhill walks. Since the day's hike isn't too hard, you'll have plenty of energy to look around.

Along the way, there are many stupas, prayer flags, and holy places. To get to a lush, green forest, you have to cross a suspension bridge. The trek ends at Tengboche, a charming town known for its old abbey, which is a well-known landmark in the area. 

  • Duration5 to 6 hours
  • Highest Altitude4350 m
  • AccommodationLodges/teahouses

On the fourth day of your trek, you will hike fromTengboche to Dingboche, which is higher in elevation. The path for the day is mostly made up of rocks, instead of the forest road they took the day before. You will leave the village by going down the wooded road. After going through a small town, you will cross several suspension bridges. From there, you'll climb on roads that aren't too steep.

You'll walk on stone paths until you reach Debuche, a holy place known for its convent, which you'll be able to visit. There are some beautiful Thanka paintings in the monastery that are worth seeing.

After that, you will start a difficult climb up to Pangboche and then walk on a flat path until you reach Orso. From there, you'll follow the paths to Dingboche, which gives you a great chance to get used to the altitude during the walk.

You will stay the night in one of Dingboche's tea houses.

  • Duration4 to 5 hours
  • Highest Altitude4940 m
  • AccommodationLodges/teahouses

Today is the fifth day of the trek from Dingboche to Lobuche. On this part of the trek, you have to go beyond the treeline and into the land of snow and rocks.

The day starts with a slow climb up one of the marked tracks. The route then heads toward Dusa, which is close to the village of Dughla. To get to Dusa, you must trek through a few small pastures where you can see the Himalayan peaks Lhotse and Ama Dablam in all their glory.

After that, the marked tracks lead along the moraine glaciers that the Khumbu glacier formed. After a hard and difficult journey, the group finally reaches Lobuche, their final location.

Lobuche is the chosen place to stay for the night. It gives hikers a much-needed break and time to rest and get ready for the next part of the journey.

Stay overnight at the teahouse in Lobuche.

  • Duration6 to 8 hours
  • Highest Altitude5,364 m
  • AccommodationLodges/teahouses

Today is the most exciting day of your seven-day short trek to Everest Base Camp. On the sixth day of your trek, your main goal is to get to Everest Base Camp. You will leave the town and start heading toward this main goal.

You have to cross small streams, stony slopes, and moraines to get from Lobuche to the camp, but it's not impossible. Along the way, you can see the Khumbu glaciers, Mount Everest, the icefall, and many other peaks in their full glory.

When you get to Everest Base Camp, you take pictures and look around before going back to Gorak Shep. After a few hours of hiking and a short drop, you reach Gorak Shep, where you will stay for the night.

  • DurationFlight: 45 minutes to an hour/ Trek: 2 to 3 hours
  • Highest Altitude5,644.5 m
  • AccommodationHotel

At the start of the last day of the Everest Short trekking, a hearty breakfast is given at the lodge. The path then goes up steeply to Kala Pattar, where you can see the rugged beauty of the Himalayas and awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest and the hills around it.

After getting to Kalapattar and taking in the amazing view, the trek goes back the way it came to Gorak Shep. After that, trekkers are taken back to Kathmandu by helicopter, which gives them a bird's-eye view of the Himalayas and is a quick way to get back.

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

What's Included

Airport Pickup and  Drop-off Services

  • International Arrival Pickup
  • Domestic Airport Dropoff Before Trek 
  • Domestic Airport Pickup After the Trek 
  • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

Accommodations Services

  • 1 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan (Twin Sharing Basis)
  • 6 Nights at Local Tea Houses in the Mountain (Twin Sharing Basis)
  • If you want to Upgrade the Hotels in Kathmandu, Apply the Addons Option

Trekking Permit

  • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit (Everest Permit)
  • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

Domestic Flight

  • Kathmandu to Lukla flight ticket
  • Ghorakhep to Kathmandu flight ticket

In case of Lukla Flight Via Ramechhap

  • Ramechhap to Lukla Domestic Flight Ticket
  • Lukla to Ramechhap Domestic Flight Ticket
  • Ramechhap to Kathmandu by Sharing Jeep

Food During in Kathmandu/Trekking:

  • 8 Breakfast: Local and Continental Choices from the Tea House Menu
  • 8 Lunch: Simple and Light Lunch in Lunch Camp Tea Houses
  • 7 Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals of your Choice Domestic and Continental Foods from the Local Tea House Menu
  • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant with the NTA Team 
  • Breakfast at Kathmandu Hotel

Guide/Porter Services and Their Liabilities

  • English Speaking Government Licensed Trekking Guide
  • With a Minimum of 10 Years of Experience
  • All Meals for Guide/Porter
  • Insurances for Guide & Porter
  • Well-Paid Salary as Per the Government`s Rate or the Concerned Association`s Circular Rate
  • Local Sherpa for carrying your luggage up to 20 KGs Max
  • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team

What's Excluded

  • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal.
  • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
  • Extra-days expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gears, hot shower, electronic battery recharges, WIFI.
  • All the other expenses which not mentioned in cost includes list.
  • Travel Insurance: It must be covered in both medical & emergency evacuation with a minimum value of USD 100,000 minimum.
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For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

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Everest Base Camp Short Trek Difficulty

The 7 days Everest base camp short trekking is considered to be moderately tough and is best for experienced hikers and trekkers who are physically fit and have done high altitude hiking before. On the way to base camp, there are steep climbs and descents, as well as high elevation and bad weather.

On the route, there are also some narrow paths, rocky areas, and suspension bridges that make it important to watch where you step.But with the right planning, training, and acclimatization, most people with a decent level of fitness can finish the trek.

The key to success is to plan ahead, pay attention to your body, and make any necessary changes to your pace and schedule. With the right mindset and planning, Everest base camp short trek can be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you'll never forget.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Physical Fitness 

The  Everest short trekking traverses the rough terrain of the Khumbu area, which has steep ups and downs, rocky paths, and high altitude. When you trek at a height of more than 5,000 meters, it can be hard on your body, so it's important to be in good shape before you start.

To prepare for the trek, it is recommended to get daily exercise and cardio training, like hiking, jogging, or cycling. To prevent altitude sickness, it's also important to stay hydrated, eat healthy food, and acclimatize  to the high altitude slowly. 

Everest Base Camp Short Trek: Altitude Acclimatization

The Everest base camp shortest trek is a short but difficult trek that gives you amazing views of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Altitude acclimatization is one of the most important parts of this trek because it helps avoid altitude sickness.

During their trek, hikers slowly move up to higher altitudes, giving their bodies time to adjust to the thinner air and lower oxygen levels. This process includes rest days and acclimatization hikes so that the body can slowly get used to the higher altitude.

For a safe and fun hiking trip, acclimatization is very important, and hikers must listen to their bodies and change their plans accordingly. 

Everest Base Camp Short Trek Safety

The short trek to Everest base camp is a famous short adventure among hikers and mountaineers, but safety should always come first. So, the following safety measures can be taken while completing the shortest trek to Everest base camp: 

  • Get a thorough health check-up before starting the trek, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Make sure to carry all necessary trekking gear, such as trekking shoes, warm clothes, rain gear, a first aid kit, etc.
  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated throughout the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Follow the instructions of your guide and do not deviate from the trekking route.
  • Acclimatize properly and take the necessary rest days to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.
  • Do not consume alcohol or smoke during the trek, as it can have adverse effects on your health.
  • Respect the local culture and customs, and do not litter the trekking trail or the base camp area.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek Tips

  • Train yourself physically before you go. This includes cardio exercises and strength training to prepare your body for the altitude and the challenging terrain.
  • Choose the right time to go. The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is from March to May and from September to November when the weather is generally dry and stable.
  • Pack light and smart. You will be carrying your own backpack, so pack only the essentials, including warm clothes, comfortable hiking shoes, and a first aid kit.
  • Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is essential to prevent altitude sickness. Carry water purification tablets or a filtration system if you plan on filling up water from streams.
  • Acclimatize properly. Take rest days and gradually ascend to higher altitudes to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.
  • Hire a guide or porter. A local guide will be able to navigate the trek and provide valuable insights about the region. A porter can help carry your backpack, allowing you to focus on the trek.
  • Respect the local culture. Be mindful of the local customs and traditions, dress modestly, and ask for permission before taking photographs.
  • Prepare for unexpected weather changes. The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, so be prepared for rain, snow, and strong winds.
  • Take care of your health. Bring any necessary medication, avoid alcohol, and listen to your body to prevent illness.
  • Enjoy the journey. Remember that trekking to Everest Base Camp is an unforgettable experience, so take the time to enjoy the stunning views and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek: Accommodation

Accommodation will be provided in a variety of settings during the 7 day short trek to Everest base camp. Initially, we will stay in comfortable lodges in the town of Lukla, where we will spend the first night before starting our trek.

As we make our way through the beautiful Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Pheriche, we will stay in traditional teahouses.These teahouses are basic but comfortable, with shared bathrooms and hot showers (for an additional cost).

Overall, the accommodation during the trek is simple but functional, providing a true, authentic experience of trekking in the Himalayas.

Short Everest Trek : Food 

During the Everest short trekkking, hikers can expect to eat a variety of delicious and nutritious foods that will help fuel them on their journey. Breakfast typically consists of porridge or oatmeal, eggs, toast, and tea or coffee. Lunch is often a hearty soup or stew, with rice, lentils, and vegetables, accompanied by a variety of pickles and chutneys.

Dinner is usually a combination of rice, vegetables, and meat or fish, with a variety of sauces and spices. Snacks such as fruit, nuts, and energy bars are also available throughout the day to keep hikers energized and satiated.

Additionally, hikers can expect to enjoy traditional Sherpa dishes such as dal bhat (lentils and rice) and momos (dumplings) during their trek. Overall, the food during the trek is designed to provide hikers with the necessary energy and nutrition to help them reach their destination.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek: Travel Insurance 

When planning a trekking, it is important to consider purchasing travel insurance. This type of insurance can provide coverage for unexpected events such as trip cancellation, medical emergencies, lost or stolen baggage, and emergency evacuation.

For short trek to the base camp, it is recommended to purchase a policy that includes coverage for high altitude trekking and adventure activities. Also, it is important to review the policy's exclusions and limits to ensure that it meets your specific needs and covers any potential risks associated with the trip.

Overall, investing in travel insurance can provide peace of mind and financial protection during your short trek to Everest base camp.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek: Equipment 

Here is a short list of equipment that is recommended for a short trek to Everest Base Camp:

  • Warm clothing: including a down jacket, insulated pants, and thermal layers
  • Hiking boots and a pair of lightweight shoes for camp
  • Trekking poles
  • A good quality backpack
  • Sleeping bag rated for sub-zero temperatures
  • Headlamp and extra batteries
  • Water bottles and a water purification system
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sun hat
  • Personal first aid kit including any necessary medications
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Cash and a credit card for emergencies
  • Passport and necessary permits for trekking in Nepal

It is also important to note that hiring a guide and porter service is highly recommended for this trek, as they will be able to assist with carrying equipment and navigating the route.

Backpacking checklist of equipment for trekking in Nepal provides you detailed information about your backpack for a short trekking to Everest base camp as well as other treks.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek: Weather

During the shortest trekking to Everest base camp, the weather can be very hard to predict and change quickly. Most of the time, the trek is best done between March and May or September and November, when the weather is mild and stable.

During these months, temperatures run from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) during the day, and from -10°C to -5°C (14°F to 23°F) at night. But it's important to keep in mind that as you go up in height, it will get colder and windier.

It's important to pack for all kinds of weather, including rain and snow, and to be ready for delays or changes to your plans that could be caused by the weather.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q1. How long does Everest Base Camp short trek take?

    Everest Base Camp short trek typically takes around 7 days to complete.

  • Yes, it is possible to complete the short trek to Everest Base Camp in 7 days without any dedicated acclimatization days.

  • The trek is physically demanding as it involves steep ascents, rugged terrain, and high altitude. Proper physical fitness and preparation are necessary.

  • The maximum altitude reached during the trek is approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) at Everest Base Camp.

  • While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is recommended to have some level of physical fitness and hiking experience.

  • The best time to undertake the Everest trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons, when the weather is relatively stable and clear.

  • There are no specific age restrictions, but it is advisable to consult with a medical professional before undertaking the trek, especially for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.

  • Accommodation options along the trekking route include teahouses or guesthouses that provide basic amenities such as beds, meals, and hot showers.

  • Hiring a guide or porter is not mandatory, but it can be helpful, especially for navigating the trail and carrying heavy backpacks.

  • Yes, trekkers need to obtain permits such as the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.

  • It is recommended to drink only bottled or purified water during the trek to avoid waterborne illnesses. Alternatively, you can use water purification tablets or a water filter.

  • Yes, there are emergency services available along the trekking route, including medical facilities and helicopter rescue services if needed.

  • The cost of the trek can vary depending on various factors such as the season, accommodation choices, and whether you hire a guide or porter. It is advisable to check with local trekking agencies for current prices.

  • Essential items to pack include trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a sleeping bag, a backpack, trekking poles, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.

  • The major attractions of the trek include breathtaking mountain views, suspension bridges, Sherpa culture, Tengboche Monastery, and, of course, reaching Everest Base Camp itself.

What Our Clients Say
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    Emily DavisUnited Kingdom,June 27, 2023

    7-day trek to Everest Base Camp

    I had the most incredible experience on the 7-day trek to Everest Base Camp, and I couldn't have done it without NTA's excellent organization. The journey was challenging but rewarding. The breathtaking views, the local culture, and the camaraderie among fellow trekkers made this a trip of a lifetime. Thanks, NTA, for making it all possible!

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    James SmithUnited States,June 01, 2023

    Everest Short Trek

    NTA truly outdid themselves with this trek. From the moment I arrived in Nepal to the final day at Everest Base Camp, everything was seamless. The views along the trail were spectacular, and the local guides were knowledgeable and friendly. This adventure has been a dream come true, and I am immensely grateful to NTA for making it happen.


Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

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