Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration10 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Transport Fly in - Fly Out / and private car
Highlights
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Uphill walk through the alpine forests
  • Acclimatization in Namche Bazar
  • Interaction with the Sherpas

Everest Base Camp Short Trek 10 Days Cost for 2023, 2024

Everest Base Camp Short Trek- 10 Days is an affordable Everest Base Camp Trek option that allows you to check out the majestic mountain peaks of the Everest Region. Being one of the hardest trekking areas in Nepal, Everest Base Camp tests you to your level best. Also regarded as one of the costly regions to trek, Everest Region is a hard and expensive area for trek. Everest Base Camp Short Trek- 10 Days is the best trek for you to explore the Everest Region in a low cost with the best quality possible. You don’t need to worry about the costs, the only thing you need to worry about is your date to travel.

The Everest Base Camp Short Trek- 10 Days starts with a scenic picturesque flight from kathmandu to Lukla. The journey then takes forward to Phakding. A gradual uphill walk through Sherpa villages and alpine forests leads you to Namche Bazar which is the best thing about the Everest Base Camp Short Trek- 10 Days. Namche Bazar is the tourist hub of the Himalayas. However, you also get to visit various monasteries that are believed to have existed for a long time.

The view of Everest along with other snow-capped mountain peaks is something you will cherish forever in your memories. If you are someone who wants to trek Everest Base Camp at low cost spending less the 2 weeks, then Everest Base Camp Short Trek- 10 Days is the perfect choice among the Everest Base Camp Short Trek- 10 Days Packages. Invest your time with something closer with nature, and never regret not taking any chance. 

Everest Base camp short trek during spring season

Spring is the best time to do the Everest base camp short trek in Nepal. The spring season in Nepal falls during the months of March-May. The temperature during the spring season is moderate. The average temperature in spring during daytime ranges from 15°C- 20°C. The spring season adds beauty to the Everest trekking trail with blooming of new colorful rhododendron flowers. You will be completely able to enjoy the Everest base camp short trek in the spring season.

Everest base camp short trek during monsoon season

The monsoon season in Nepal falls during the months of June-Aug. This season experiences frequent and heavy rainfalls. The temperature during this season ranges from 16°C-20°C. The rainfall makes the trekking trail slippery and muddy which makes the trek difficult. The risks of landslides, avalanches and rockfalls also increases during this time of year. Overall, the monsoon season is not the good time for the 10 days short Everest base camp trek.

Everest base camp short trek during autumn season

Autum is the perfect season to do the short Everest base camp trek. The autumn season in Nepal falls during the month of Sept-Nov. The average daytime temperatures range from 10°C to 20°C. The stable weather, moderate temperature and clear visibility in spring season makes the trekking experience better. The trekking trails and teahouses are overcrowded in this season.

Everest base camp short trek during winter season

The winter season is not much recommended for the short Everest base camp trek. The winter season in Nepal falls during Dec-Feb. trek. The temperature during the daytime drops to -10° to -20°C and the nights are even more cold. The heavy snowfalls during this season might block the trekking trails. Also, the cold temperature, cloudy sky, delays in fights and poor visibility might make your Everest trekking trip less enjoyable in the winter season.

History of Everest base camp

The first successful summit of Mount Everest was made by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. They started their ascent from a camp located near the Khumbu Icefall, which is now known as the Everest Base Camp. The Everest base camp became famous after the first successful summit. The Everest base camp started becoming the important starting point for the climbers. Over time, the facilities and infrastructure at the base camp improved to accommodate climbers, support staff, and researchers. The teahouses and lodges facilities increased on the Everest trekking trail. This led to a greater number of climbers and trekkers with the help of assistance of the sherpas and professional guides. Everest Base Camp remains a popular destination for climbers, trekkers, and adventure lovers who wish to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and witness the iconic Mount Everest. Today, Everest Base Camp Trek is on top of every trekker’s list of ‘must do’ trekking routes.

Important notes for short Everest base camp

  • During the peak trekking seasons like spring (march-May) and autumn (Sept-Nov) the flights to the Everest region takes the departure from Ramechaap airport due to the overcrowded condition at the Kathmandu airport.
  • Trekkers need to submit a copy of their passport at the booking stage, as we require this for domestic flight booking.
  • Sometimes the flight can be delayed or canceled due to the sudden weather changes. So, Welcome Nepal Treks suggest you to build at least 3 nights contingency plan and not to book your international flights early as it will cause problems.
  • Remember to bring your travel insurance
  • We advise the trekkers to pack their bags lightly as Porters can carry about 15- 20 kg only.
  • The clothes should be packed according to the particular season.
  • For the additional services like: laundry, water, hot showers, etc. you need to pay on your own.
  • If you want to return back to Kathmandu from the Everest base camp trek by helicopter, you will be charged with extra costs around 300$-500$.

Trip facts about Short Everest base camp trek

  • The trek is located in the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. It starts from Lukla and takes you to the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,364 meters.
  • The Lukla airport also known as Tenzing Hillary airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
  • There are two Base Camps of Mount Everest. The South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 m and the North Base Camp is in Tibet, China, at an altitude of 5,150 m.
  • The best season for trekking to Everest Base Camp is Autumn (October to December) and Spring (March to May).
  • Gorakshep is the highest human settlement in the world at an elevation of 5164m, near the Everest base camp.
  • Kalapatthar (5,545m) is the highest point of the trek that offers excellent views of the Himalayas.
  • You cannot see Mount Everest from the Everest base camp itself.

Arrival day in Nepal for short Everest base camp trek

If you book the 10 days Everest base camp Short Trek Package with Welcome Nepal Treks, our team will be waiting for you at the airport on the day of your arrival. Our team will have your name plate and warmly welcome you with Khaada (Shawl) and take you comfortably to the hotel on a private vehicle.

How do I plan for the Everest base camp short trek?

If you want to do the Everest base camp short trek, you need to know some necessary information related to the trek planning for the Everest base camp short trek is very easy. Here are some points you need to prepare before starting the Short Everest base camp trek:

  • Get basic knowledge and information about the trek
  • Choose the right time
  • Proper physical fitness and training
  • Check your health status
  • Buy the right trekking gears and equipment
  • Pack your bags lightly
  • Arrange the travel insurance

How much does it cost to do the Everest base camp short trek of 10 days?

For the 10 days short Everest base camp trek, Welcome Nepal Treks offers the reasonable price. We offer this Short Everest trek package at USD $1000 with quality services. The cost includes all the transportation fees, accommodations on teahouses, permits fees during the trek and other services mentioned on the package.

Training for short Everest base camp hike

The Short Everest base camp trek is a moderately challenging trek. For this trek you need to be physically as well as mentally strong. You can train yourself by doing cardiovascular exercises like: swimming, cycling, jogging, hiking before few weeks of the trek. You should be mentally strong and develop a positive mindset. You need to understand and be aware of the challenges and the risks that you might face during the Everest base camp hiking.

ATM or Money exchanges services on the short Everest base camp trekking trail

The ATMs or money exchanges along the Short Everest Base Camp trek is very hard to find. ATMs can be found in Namche bazaar and Lukla. However, it is not recommended to rely on finding money exchange services during the Everest base camp short trek. We recommend trekkers to exchange money in Kathmandu before the trek as there are many money exchange centers in Kathmandu. It’s essential to carry enough cash with you to cover your expenses throughout the trek.

Laundry services during short Everest base camp trek

During the Short Everest base camp hiking you will rarely find the laundry services. There are few laundry services available in Lukla and Namche bazaar. For the laundry services they will take additional costs. After that you wouldn’t get laundry services at higher areas. You can buy hot water at teahouse lodges and wash your own clothes.

Group joining Everest base camp short trekking package

If you are alone and want to do the Short Everest base camp trek with other trekkers then you can book the group joining Everest base camp short trek. Welcome Nepal treks will have fix departure dates and we will organize the group on our own. The Short Everest base camp group join trekking package allows you to enjoy the walk and share your experiences with different trekkers from different countries.

Private Everest base camp short trekking package

If you prefer to do the short Everest base camp trek alone, then you can book for the private short Everest base camp trek. The private trekking allows you to have more flexibility in terms of itinerary, pace, and the level of services. Welcome Nepal treks arranges private Everest base camp short trek. We will customize your itinerary for the private short Everest hike based on your preferences and help you design the trek that suits your personal needs.

Benefits of doing the Everest base camp short trek with Welcome Nepal Treks

  • We offer the trekking package at the reasonable price with high quality and best hospitality.
  • Free Pick up and drop from Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • Arrangement of Trekking permits for the Everest Base Camp Short Trek
  • Arrangement of accommodation in teahouse lodges during the trek
  • We arrange some necessary trekking equipment like sleeping bags, Down jackets, trekking pole, etc. if you haven’t brought your own.
  • Professional, well trained and friendly trekking guide provided
  • Our team organize the Everest base camp trekking with full safety and security.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek booking and payment policies

When you confirmed the booking of the Everest Base Camp Short Trek package with Welcome Nepal Treks, we need 10% down payment of the total cost in advance. You can also pay the total cost payment in advance. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). Bank/credit card service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit. You can also pay direct cash on hand. The price mentioned in the site is real. We don’t have any hidden charges. We also accept your last-minute booking. For more understanding you can go to our site and see the terms and conditions. If you do not understand any of our terms and conditions, feel free to ask us. Our team will help you to understand all the important information at the time of booking.

Departure Day of Short Everest Base Camp Trek

After finishing the Everest base camp short trek, we serve the farewell dinner to our clients at a typical Nepalese restaurant before the day of your departure. And on the day of the departure back to your country, the team of Welcome Nepal Treks will pick you up from your hotel and drop you to the international airport and bid our last goodbyes.

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We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.). Upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed in one of the hotels and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m.). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. In the late afternoon, we reach Phakding. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

Having breakfast at Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).The trail goes along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks Dudh Koshit to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.).Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Tyangboche (3867 m.). The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. In this section too, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

We trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.). Leaving Tyangboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. We finally come to Dingboche. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. Visit Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.). Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche. Foreign volunteer doctors are there to provide medical treatment. 

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

It is our turn to trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ). It takes about four and half hours to reach Namche Bazaar from Tyangboche. En route we will visit traditional villages like Khumjung and Khunde. We will be visiting monastery that has Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

Having breakfast in the teahouse at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Lukla. It is the last day of our trek. Lunch will be served on the way. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, we go for shopping. Farewell dinner will be served in Bhojan Griha, a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or skyline Hotel)

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    Cost Details
    Cost Includes
    • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
    • Two night's 3 star standard accommodation in Kathmandu with free breakfast (on the arrival day and after the trekking according the program).
    • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
    • Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK)
    • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Sagarmatha National park entrance permit and fees.
    • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
    • Duffle bag, if necessary.
    • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
    Cost Excludes
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
    • Your Travel insurance.
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
    • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
    • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
    • Sweet things like chocolate.
    • Hot shower during the trekking.
    • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
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    Date PriceStatus 
    Start DateSundayFeb 25, 2024End DateTuesdayMar 05, 2024PricePriceUS$1100StatusStatusAvailable
    Essential Information

    Best Season for 10 days short trek to Everest base camp

    10 days short trek to Everest Base Camp is possible throughout the year. Among them, spring and autumn are the best seasons for Short Everest Base Camp Treks. March-April falls on an autumn season which offers the clearest views of mountains and surroundings. After the heavy rainfall and storms of monsoon, the sky clears out giving the magnificent clear picture of great. And the September – October falls on spring seasons. That will help you to enjoy clear scenic mountains.

    Packing tools for the short trek to everest base camp

    • Pair of gloves
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Down jacket
    • Thermal trouser, warm jacket, warm t-shirts
    • Water bottle
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water purification table
    • Body and hand lotion
    • Caps
    • Head lamp/torch
    • Trekking shoes
    • Trekking poles

    Accommodation during 10 days short trek to Everest Base Camp

    In the 10 days short trek to Everest base camp, you will get accommodate in lodges, hotels. We can find different types of hotels which provides different services in the journey. For the 10-day Everest Base Camp Trek, accommodations will be in Guesthouses and hotels. Along the way, trekkers will rest and enjoy warm meals in between miles of trekking on well-marked trails. Lodges provide a warm bed with dinner and breakfast with shared dining space. Lodges provides comfortable twin-sharing rooms with shared bathrooms to replenish provide along your trek. There are also luxurious hotels which the services like single room with attached bathrooms, 24 hrs electricity, wifi availability etc. These accommodation options are designed to provide a comfortable and safe environment that allows trekkers to relax after a long day of exploring the Himalayas.

    Meals during 10 days short trek to Everest Base Camp

    Lodges, hotels, resorts serves the cuisines that are fresh, healthy. But they mostly serves ‘Dal Bhat and Tarkari’ (a typical Nepali food) which will help your body to supplies with necessary carbohydrates and proteins. Also another popular cuisine is Syakpa, often known as Sherpa stew. Furthermore, the hosts will provide the veggies according to the seasonal basis.

    Likewise, they will also provide the western cuisines like momo (dumplings), noodles, sandwiches, spaghetti, macaroni etc.

    Short trek to Everest base Camp Trek difficulty

    It is the one of the most challenging and adventurous treks in the Nepal. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate level. As you are going to the top altitude where you are nearer to the highest peak of the world (Mount Everest). You have to walk almost 6-8 hours in a day. The trails go from lower altitude (2860m) to extremely higher altitude (5545m) which will be very difficult tasks for the beginners. That’s why it is recommended to do training and exercising before going to the 10 days short trek to Everest base camp.

    Guides/porters for 10 days short trek to Everest Base Camp

    It’s highly recommended to have a guide with you. Guides are important while doing trekking, they can help to learn about the diversity, the Himalayans and even a simple and similar knowledge about the destination. If you face any difficulties in the trek like high altitude sickness then guide will help you to overcome it by taking you in the lower altitude. Likewise porters are equally important. They will carry you luggage upto 20 kg while will help you to trek without any hustle and bussel.

    Permits for 10 days short trek to Everest Base Camp

    Trekkers will need permits for the Everest Base Camp Short Trek, including the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit.

    Travel insurance for 10 days short trek to Everest Base Camp

    Travel insurance is compulsory when you are going on a high altitude trek. Trekkers might need to deal with so many difficulties in the journey like high altitude sickness, medical injuries and other different difficulties. Travel insurance will help you to deal with difficulties occurred in the trails. That’s why you need to get a proper travel insurance to cover your emergencies.

    Why to do 10 days short Everest Base Camp Trek?

    10 days short trek to Everest Base Camp is logically on most hikers’ bucket lists to do at least once in a lifetime. 10 days short trek to Everest base camp trek is a short adventurous journey. This exicting trek passes through amazing landscapes, forests, villages, towns, national parks etc. Our 10 days short trek to Everest Base Camp Short Trekking offers a religious tour around the Tengboche Monastery. The 10 days short trek to Everest base camp trek offers you to have a most thrilling moment that you will be remembered forever. On this trek we will visit the place with high altitude Kala Patthar (5545m) where we can have a observe the 360 degree view of Mt Everest. All in it, it is a lifetime journey bringing the greateness of cultural and natural heritage for the pleasure of nature admirers.

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