Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Trip Facts

Starting Price:
$1275.00PP
Travelers Rating:
Destination:
Nepal
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Max Elevation:
5,554M
Total Duration:
14 days
Best Time:
March to May and Sep to Dec
Group Size:
Minimum 1 pax
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An adventure of a lifetime, Everest Base Camp Short Trek is specially designed for those who hunger for a thrilling quest in the Himalayas. This trek provides you the prospect of embracing the base of the world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest (8,848m). It is one of the grandest and consummate opportunities to trek in the Himalayas first ascended successfully in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Bharal Adventure presents the best route to the Everest in limited days of trekking.

The journey is full of adventure and requires the enormous amount of stamina and agility. Since the Everest Base Camp Short trek is related to getting at the foothill of Everest in just about 14 days including time in Kathmandu trekkers need to up their tempo while trekking on the trail. Away from the luxury and comfort of cars and soft mattresses, away from the pollution and noise and the hustle and bustle of city life, The Everest Base Camp Short Trek will bring you close to nature and the Himalayan arena in the land of the mighty Mount Everest. It is one of the perfect ways to stretch your personal endurance and cleanse your spirit before you plan to get back to the everyday hassles of your regular life. Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is the longest trekking trail while this one is the short duration trekking.

The 14 days Everest Base Camp Short Trek into the mountain starts with your departure from Kathmandu to Lukla from where you begin your trek into one of the best and most memorable journeys of your lifetime. The moment you are on the land of Sherpa you will start to feel the mystical Khumbu at your disposal. Once the journey heads towards the majestic Everest the trail traverse uphill and downhill along the Dudhkoshi River overlooking the Himalayas. Bharal Adventure is always working towards achieving the customer satisfaction. Therefore this package is created to reduce the number of days which would increase the adventure and decrease the budget.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,800m/9,184 ft] – Phakding [2,652m/8,700 ft]: 35min flight, 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3,870m/12,694ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300 ft]:5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 07: Rest and Acclimatization day at Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300ft]
  • Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche [4,900m/16,076 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
  • Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs
  • Day 10: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar – Pheriche [4280 m/14,070 ft]: 8 – 9 hrs
  • Day 11: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,280 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
  • Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Phakding – Lukla: 6 – 8 hrs
  • Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu: 35 min
  • Day 14: Farewell Friend
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
At your arrival in Kathmandu airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), you will be received by a representative of Bharal Adventure who will escort you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will be given the briefing on last minute specifics about your trek and in the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by Bharal Adventure to introduce you to authentic Nepali cuisine.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,800m/9,184 ft] – Phakding [2,652m/8,700 ft]: 35min flight, 3 – 4 hrs
An early morning flight from Kathmandu rewarded by breathtaking views of green and white mountains takes the team to the gateway destination, Lukla from where the trek begins. After assembling other crew members (your guide and porter) in Lukla, the convoy shall commemorate their trek through the prosperous village of Lukla to Phakding following the bank of Dudhkoshi River.
Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
After breakfast, a pleasant walk through Dudh Koshi River rewarded with the magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675 ft) at Benkar village begins. Passing through the villages, trails, and bridges take the team to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. Descending from there to Jorsale village, the team starts the climb to Namche Bazaar as they arrive at Hillary Suspension Bridge. The mystifying sights of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other enchanting snowcapped mountains compels the convoy to take a break at Chautara and admire the spectacle. An hour walks further and the team reaches Namche Bazaar, the colorful city and main trading center of the region.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
Either a day’s hike to Thame or Khunde villages or exploration of Namche Bazaar could be made for acclimatization. It is the major trading center of the region that has restaurants, ATMs, a bakery and colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. A visit to Tourist Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters along with a side trip to Khumjung Valley shall be arranged. After sightseeing and having lunch, the team walks back down to Namche Bazaar. Another optional two-hour hike to Everest View Point is also available.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3,870m/12,694ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
Enjoying the marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, the Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche comes to an end. The team treks towards Pangboche and then descends to Kayangjuma. After passing through Sansa, the major trail junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp, the team disembarks at Phunki Thenga for lunch and rest. It requires a short tough climb from here to Tengboche. Lunch is provided at Phunki Thenga.
Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300 ft]:5 – 6 hrs
The day begins with the flawless view of the monastery at Tengboche with the mountains at its backdrop. The team will take the upper trail to Pangboche village passing through a number of Chortens and Mani walls and small hamlets. The afternoon will be made blissful with a walk north to Pheriche or eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt. Ama Dablam. A moderate walk to Imja Valley, descending through the confluence of the Lobuche River followed by the steepest climb of the day takes the team to Dingboche.
Day 07: Rest and Acclimatization day at Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300ft]
The second day of acclimatization gives you another shot at giving rest to your leg before your adventure starts again. The day is spent at Dingboche admiring the awe-inspiring spectacle of six highest mountain peaks – Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho You and to the west, Lobuche, Cholatse (6,440m/21,126 ft) and Taboche (6,542m/21,463 ft) – and climbing the ridge on the north behind the village. An optional trek to the valleys could also be arranged where you will be rewarded with the views of mesmerizing Himalayas. However, rest and relaxation are prioritized and advised on this day.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche [4,900m/16,076 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
The trek becomes more challenging from this day forth because of the higher altitude. We come to Dungla passing through a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill and explore the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to the Everest over the years. From here, we move over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement that offers magnificent views of the Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori, and the Nuptse. Before you go to bed, be prepared for a chilling night.
Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs
This is the big day of the entire expedition, the day we will reach the base camp of the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest. The trail to Gorak Shep goes through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier conveyed with the revelation of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern and much more. A small ascend to Thangma Riju with the further steep climb through the torrent of Changri Glacier takes us to Gorak Shep. A quick lunch and rest enable us to trek along the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once immense Gorak Shep Lake.
Day 10: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar – Pheriche [4280 m/14,070 ft]: 8 – 9 hrs
The several hours ascent to Kala Patthar sets off before the first daylight breaks. Upon the return to Gorak Shep, breakfast is served. The team visiting Everest Base Camp on this day will have early breakfast and start their hike. After the return of both teams, lunch shall be served at Gorak Shep and descend to Pheriche sets in motion.
Day 11: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,280 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
The team begins descending through Pangboche, Phunki Tenga, Sansa, Kyangjuma, Tengboche to Namche Bazaar. Lunch is served either on Pangboche or Phunki Tenga depending upon the hunger requirement of the team.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Phakding – Lukla: 6 – 8 hrs
The steep downward trail is traced by wobbly legs tired from continuously battling the rocky terrain. The team follows the same trail as before. The team by now shall be warmed up and whatever sickness or sore throats they had been feeling shall pass by now. The final trek of the expedition ends after arriving at Lukla.
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu: 35 min
The flight back to Kathmandu arrives early giving the guest time for planning a short excursion in and around the city or spending the day taking respite in their comfortable hotel rooms. In the evening, the last supper of the expedition is hosted by Bharal Adventure to cherish the successful closing of the journey.
Day 14: Farewell Friend
The journey of a lifetime along the Himalayas comes to an end on this day. The guests are accompanied to the airport by one of the representatives of Bharal Adventure approximately three hours before their scheduled flight takes off.
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Please use this checklist as a guideline for getting information on the required equipment to carry on a trekking. Adjustments could be made to the list according to your needs, interest and duration and season of the trip among other factors. The variety of these gears could be hired or bought in Kathmandu. Since the majority of these gears found for sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured, they are a lot cheaper. some gears are imported from Chinawhich of better quality.

If you have enough money, you can buy very high quality branded gears too, in some of the famous stores in Nepal. It is advised that you keep your luggage as light as possible. You extra luggage could be left back in your hotel in Kathmandu which you can claim back at your return. We normally provide one porter for two trekkers to carry the luggage and the limitation of the weight is approximately 25 kg from two people.

Please go through the checklist below to learn what equipment is you require during the trek:

General

  • Duffel or rucksack bag: Although Bharal Adventure will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items that will be left at the hotel
  • Daypack of approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches
  • Down jacket (in case you don’t bring one, you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure which you have to return at completion of the trek)
  • 4 seasons’ sleeping bag (you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure if you forget to bring one, although it is strongly recommended for you to bring one)

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • With a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hands wash

Extras/luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guidebook
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game i.e., cards

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek, we provide you attached bathroom with hot shower at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek (if require)
  • Bharal Adventure T-shirt
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes and office service charge

 

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Cost and Dates

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Availability Book
9th February, 2018 22nd February, 2018 US$1275.00 Available Book Now
2nd March, 2018 15th March, 2018 US$1275.00 Available Book Now
5th January, 2018 18th January, 2018 US$1275.00 Available Book Now
2nd February, 2018 15th February, 2018 US$1275.00 Available Book Now
7th February, 2018 20th February, 2018 US$1275.00 Available Book Now
10th March, 2018 23rd March, 2018 US$1275.00 Available Book Now

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I travelled with my family in a Swiss Group to Nepal. We went on the Dhaulagiri Trekking Tour organized by Bharal Adventures. It was an amazing ...

Katharina Zurschmiede,
Switzerland

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Paris, France

An Amazing Trekking Company

I came to know Bharal Adventure (BA) by chance with my previous trekking to Everest Base Camp Short Trek at the end of last year and This was my second time with Sujan (Founder of BA) for organising such a wonderful trip to Everest base camp short with my friends and it was truly amazing, enjoyable trip, it leaves us a profound experience with spectacular view of some highest peak in the Himalayan range and beauty of vast wildness.

Trekking in Himalayan range can be strenuous, but with our guide, Nirajan help us every step of the way in which make the trip a complete hassle free, we are very thankful for his service and would recommend to anyone coming to Nepal for Trekking.

Once again, thank you for all to make our trekking trip an unforgettable event to us And we are definitely coming back to Nepal again.

Pierre Vidaillac,
Cahors, France