• trip_duration

    Duration

    12 Days

  • Country

    Nepal

  • Trip Type

    Trekking in Nepal

  • trip_start_from

    trip starts from

    Kathmandu

  • trip_end_in

    trip ends in

    Kathmandu

  • max_trekking_altitude

    Max altitude

    3940m

  • accomodation

    Accommodation

    Hotel, Guest House

  • transportation

    Transportation

    Car, Bus, Plane

  • group_size

    Group size

    Min. 2 pax

Trip Grade:

Moderate

Moderate

Overview

This short Everest Base Camp trek is a perfect mixture of adventure and delight on the foothills of top of the world Mt. Everest.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Regarded as an easy and short Everest Base Camp trek, our Glimpse of Everest Trek or Kathmandu to Everest base camp in 12 days is a perfect mixture of adventure and delight on the foothills of top of the world Mt. Everest. It offers wonderful Himalayan scenery, trekkers get to view the majestic Mt. Everest.

They can visit several local Sherpa villages inside the beautiful  Khumbu region with less effort & time. Being a soft adventure trek, an entire family can also begin on this Himalayan journey to Tengboche. They can spend some memorably joyous days in the famous Everest Region of Nepal.

Journey to the Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Kathmandu to Everest base camp in 12 days starts with a Kathmandu city tour and is an Everest short trekking option. We leave the crowded capital city behind and fly off towards the naturally blessed Khumbu region of  Nepal.

After flying for approximately 30 minutes, our flight shall land at the small hill airstrip of Lukla. From here, our short Everest Base Camp trek starts, and begin our trekking experience by heading towards Phakding village.

Passing through dense rhododendron forests, our trail leads us toward Sagarmatha National Park. At Sagarmatha National Park trekkers get to go jungle.  Similarly, they can experience fresh air, scenic mountain views & welcoming rural Sherpa communities along the way.

Later ahead, after crossing numerous suspension bridges, river streams, and small village we arrive at the lively Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. Here, we plan on spending a day before an attempt to reach Tengboche village the next day.

Upon reaching Tengboche, you can witness a wonderful mountain view of the world’s highest mountain- Mt. Everest (8,848m). Along with this Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and other surrounding peaks. Furthermore, the largest monastery of the Khumbu region is located here which allows you to learn and observe Buddhist cultural practices closely & personally.

Leaving Tengboche behind we trace our trekking trails back to Namche, Phakding and Lukla for couple of days and finally return back to Kathmandu with delightful memories.

Contact, Euro-Asia right now to join this soft adventurous trek and see the Himalayas with your own eyes while experiencing exquisite Nepalese cultural diversity.

Trip facts

  • trip_duration

    Duration

    12 Days

  • Country

    Nepal

  • Trip Type

    Trekking in Nepal

  • trip_start_from

    trip starts from

    Kathmandu

  • trip_end_in

    trip ends in

    Kathmandu

  • max_trekking_altitude

    Max altitude

    3940m

  • accomodation

    Accommodation

    Hotel, Guest House

  • transportation

    Transportation

    Car, Bus, Plane

  • group_size

    Group size

    Min. 2 pax

Trip highlights

  • Scenic flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu.
  • Magnificent views of the Great mighty Himalayas.
  • Visit well known Tengboche Monastery.
  • Visit last commercial village Everest Area
  • Namche Bazaar with warm Sherpa Hospitality.
  • Sightseeing your over Kathmandu Valley.

itinerary Overview

  • Day 01: Arrival
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley ( Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan City, Swoyambhunath Stupa)
  • Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m) and a trek to Phakding (2640m)
  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3450m)
  • Day 05: Rest Day at Namche
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860m)
  • Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 08: Trek from Namche to Phakding
  • Day 09: Trek from Phakding to Lukla
  • Day 10: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley(Pashupatinath and Boudhanath)
  • Day 12: Departure

Detailed itinerary

Detailed itinerary

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  • day 01
    Arrival

    Welcome by our representative at the airport, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Later enjoy a Welcome Dinner in the Evening.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • day 02
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley ( Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan City, Swoyambhunath Stupa)

    After having our breakfast, we are going to do some sightseeing activities today. As planned, we will explore some of the most iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites inside Kathmandu valley. Upon finishing our tour, we shall then drive back to your hotel.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • day 03
    Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m) and a trek to Phakding (2640m)

    Starting off with a 35-minute scenic flight to Lukla, we leave the capital city behind and head out towards the blessed natural sanctuary of Everest region. Spectacular views of the snowcapped Himalayan mountains greet us as our flight tends to head north-east towards the small hill airstrip of Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Shortly after landing at Lukla (2,850m), we shall gather our remaining trek members and begin our incredible EBC trek with the first steps into the luxuriant Khumbu region. Initially, our winding trail descends down to Chaurikharka and then goes through Cheplung, Thado Koshi & Chhuthawa villages one by one. Continuing on, we traverse amongst a densely forested trek trail & ultimately arrive at the village of Phakding after a short ascent.

    Stay overnight at Phakding.

  • day 04
    Trek from Phakding to Namche (3450m)

    Waking up with a blissful joy of excitement, we experience our first morning in the heartland of the Himalayas. Soon after finishing our appetizing yet nutritious breakfast, we move down from Phakding and tumble our way towards Bhotekoshi River. Next is the small village of Jorsale which will be reached after crossing a high suspension bridge and walking for about 2 hours alongside a striking trek trail. Before marching forward, we will need to check out our trekking permits at the Sagarmatha National Park check post which is located at Jorsale village. Upon finishing our official formalities, we continue on with our trek and enter the stunning Sagarmatha National Park. Now our trail drops gently down to a long suspension bridge covered with fluttering Buddhist prayer flags. After crossing this bridge, we shall walk for another 2 to 3 hours on a steep Himalayan terrain and later arrive at the outstanding Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar.

    Stay overnight at Namche.

  • day 05
    Rest Day at Namche

    As scheduled, today we are planned to stay at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization purposes. Situated at a high altitude of 3,450 meters above sea level, Namche Bazaar is the perfect place to help our bodies acclimatize and adjust to the environmental changes of such high altitudes. Due to change in weather, altitude and the rigorous exercise of walking terrains, a day is taken off the schedule for trekkers to rest and enjoy the sites around Namche Bazaar. During this day, trekkers can hike little up towards the Everest View Hotel for spectacular views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam alongside others snowcapped giants. Lastly, the major aim of this day is to prevent any possible symptoms of High Altitude Sickness which may hamper the remaining trek days.

    Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

  • day 06
    Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860m)

    As the sun shines over the beautiful hills and valleys of Khumbu region, you need to wake up and have your breakfast as we plan on leaving Namche Bazaar today. Following a trail that traverses from Choi Gang to Kyanjuma Foundation, we descent down to a suspension bridge across Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the bridge and passing a few tea houses en route, the trail reaches Phunki Thanga. Pointing towards the next destination, pleasant walk uphill begins that goes through a blended trail of forest and shrubs. And if you are lucky, you can even get to spot Pheasants, Tahr and Deer along the way. At the end of the climb, you will reach Kani which is an arched entrance with ceiling paintings of deities and forms of Lord Buddha. Three hours later, trekkers arrive at Tengboche village and are beautifully presented with one of the best glimpses of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse & Mt. Thamserku, Moreover, the largest Buddhist Monastery of Khumbu region lies here so you may even go and visit the Tengboche Monastery.

    Stay overnight at Tengboche.

  • day 07
    Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

    We were able to enjoy the most anticipated highlight of our trek yesterday. We got to see a very close up sight of Mt. Everest and many other surrounding Himalayan peaks. Comparatively speaking our trek is going to mostly follow a downhill trail. From this point onward, trekkers can breathe more easily and comfortably as we get lower & lower with each passing step. Later after 5 hours of walking, we arrive at the lively Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar.

    Stay overnight at Namche.

  • day 08
    Trek from Namche to Phakding

    Leaving Namche Bazaar, we are going to follow our previous trek route towards Phakding village. But before that you can go for a short stroll around the market areas of Namche Bazaar and do some memorable shopping for your friends & families back home as you will be leaving Namche Bazaar shortly after. Continuing our descent, we pass through several high suspension bridges and densely forested trek trails. And upon reaching Phakding village, we are going to take rest for the remaining day.

    Stay overnight at Phakding.

  • day 09
    Trek from Phakding to Lukla

    Day nine marks the final day of your trek. After beginning the return trip from Phakding, a journey of about four hours in the wilderness takes you to Lukla. You take the rest of the day for yourself and enjoy the beautiful scenery in the area. Lastly don’t forget to treat yourself with the local cuisine while experiencing the Nepalese hospitality.

    Stay overnight at Lukla.

  • day 10
    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    Today we are going to take a flight back to Kathmandu city from Lukla and end our trek inside Everest region. After landing at the domestic airport of Kathmandu, a representative of Euro-Asia will assist & transfer you to your hotel.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • day 11
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley(Pashupatinath and Boudhanath)

    Before your departure tomorrow, we will be providing you with a one last sightseeing tour around the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So, just relax and enjoy your last day in Kathmandu. Later in the evening enjoy Farewell Dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • day 12
    Departure

    A representative of Euro-Asia will help you get transferred to the International Airport for your scheduled flight.

Price Included / Excluded

  • All Transfer by Private Vehicle.
  • Airfare Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Normal lodges with Full board during trek.
  • 08 Days trek as per program with English Speaking Sherpa Guide and Porter.
  • TIMS Card and park entrance fees.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • International Arrival and Departure transfer in Kathmandu.
  • Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with guide and entrance fee.
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner.
  • Duffel Bag, Sleeping Bag and T-shirt.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Any Beverage expense during trek.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu(Except Farewell Dinner and Welcome Dinner).
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Any expense of personal nature.
  • Airport departure Taxes.
  • Any cost occurred due to landslide, political disorder or natural calamities, flight cancellation or any unforeseen reason, etc.
  • Any services not included in cost include Clause.

Review

FAQs

  • How difficult is the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek?

    Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most difficult treks here in Nepal. This is a grand adventure that every true adventure enthusiast in the world has in their bucket list and want to complete once in a lifetime. This trek is very challenging that asks for high level of physical and mental fitness.

  • What’s the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

    The ideal seasons to trek EBC are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These months provide stable weather, clear skies, and vibrant landscapes.

  • How long does the Everest Base Camp trek take?

    The standard EBC trek duration is around 12 to 14 days, including acclimatization days. However, variations exist based on individual pace and preferences.

  • What permits are required for the Everest region?

    You’ll need a Sagarmatha National Park permit and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or Lukla.

  • Is altitude sickness a concern?

    Altitude sickness is a major concern while trekking as high as 5,440 meters (17,598 ft) to the Everest Base Camp. You need to take a guide with you a follow major precautions while trekking in these high regions. Make sure you acclimatize frequently and take it slow.

  • What’s the accommodation like during the trek?

    The accommodation during the trek are basic tea houses where you’ll get the basic facilities with hot water and comfortable rooms. But do not expect anything big. There are some luxury lodges in some of the places in Everest Region but not

  • What gear should I pack for the EBC trek?

    Here’s a detailed list of the things that you should pack for Everest Base Camp Trek:

    Clothing:

    1. Base Layers: Moisture-wicking tops and bottoms (synthetic or wool).
    2. Insulating Layers: Fleece or down jacket for warmth.
    3. Outer Shell: Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants.
    4. Trekking Pants: Lightweight, quick-drying pants (avoid jeans).
    5. Trekking Shirts: Long-sleeve shirts (sun protection).
    6. Headwear: Sun hat, beanie, and buff or neck gaiter.

    Footwear:

    1. Trekking Boots: Sturdy, waterproof boots with ankle support.
    2. Socks: Moisture-wicking socks (wool or synthetic).

    Accessories:

    1. Gloves: Lightweight liner gloves and warm, waterproof gloves.
    2. Sunglasses: UV-protective sunglasses (glacier glasses if trekking higher).
    3. Headlamp: Essential for early morning or late-night treks.
    4. Trekking Poles: Helpful for stability and reducing strain.

    Gear:

    1. Backpack: Comfortable daypack (around 30-40 litres).
    2. Sleeping Bag: Rated for cold temperatures (down or synthetic).
    3. Sleeping Pad: Insulated pad for warmth and comfort.
    4. Water Bottle or Hydration System: Stay hydrated on the trail.
    5. Toiletries: Basic items (toothbrush, toothpaste, wet wipes, toilet papers etc.).

    Miscellaneous:

    1. First Aid Kit: Including altitude sickness medication.
    2. Sunscreen and Lip Balm: High SPF for sun protection.
    3. Trekking Towel: Quick-drying and compact.
    4. Camera: Capture those breathtaking views!
    5. Snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits.

    Remember to pack light and prioritize essentials. Happy trekking!

  • Can I trek Everest Base Camp independently or should I hire a guide?

    As of the present (July 2024), Nepal has made it mandatory to hire a guide to trek in the Himalayan regions. This is due to many cases of foreigners going missing in the trekking routes of Nepal, that the government has made this decision. For your own safety hire a local trekking guide and local expert for your next trekking adventure in Nepal.

  • What’s the food like on the trail?

    Teahouses/Lodges offer a variety of meals, including Dal Bhat (traditional Nepali dish), noodles, and snacks. Vegetarian options are also widely available.

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