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Everest Base Camp Short Trek

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
Everest Base Camp Short Trek
  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Trekking
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Elevation 5050m
  • Best Time March to May and Sept to Dec
  • Group Size 2 - 30 People


Venture on the Everest Base Camp Short Trek which is an exhilarating trek in Nepal. It promises breathtaking landscapes, awe-inspiring vistas, and a profound sense of accomplishment. Nestled in the heart of Mahalangur Himalayas, this trek to Everest Base Camp offers the opportunity to witness the world’s tallest mountain. With its blend of natural wonders and cultural encounters, this trek is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Short Trek

  • The picturesque gaze of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other peaks
  • Explore deep ridden raging rivers of Solukhumbu
  • Discover rare wildlife and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Pacify your Everest desire in a short period
  • Embark on an adventuresome journey to the base of the highest mountain.

Scenes in Everest Short Trek

As you set foot on this remarkable trek, be prepared to be greeted by the beauty of the Khumbu region. Towering peaks, including the mighty Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse(8516m), Mt.Lhotse Sar(8383m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m), Mt. Nuptse(7861m), Mt. Khumbutse(6,665m) among others will surround you, creating a surreal and humbling atmosphere. The rugged trails will lead you through pristine valleys, and shimmering glaciers, offering captivating panoramas at every turn. Each step taken will bring you closer to the renowned Everest Base Camp(5364m), a testament to human endurance. Trek to Everest is unparalleled to any other Nepal trekking like Annapurna Circuit Trek or Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Immersion in Sherpa Culture:

Beyond the stunning landscapes, the Everest Base Camp Short Trek offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in vibrant Sherpa culture. Hospitable Sherpa people will welcome you with open arms, sharing the traditional way of life and captivating stories of mountaineering triumphs. Visit ancient monasteries adorned with prayer flags and indulge in authentic Sherpa cuisine to experience the essence of this mystical land. Sherpa culture experience is none like anywhere you would find. This group of people is kind-hearted and welcoming with a sense of warm hospitality.

The Difficulty of Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Undertaking the Everest Base Camp Short Trek is not without its challenges, but the rewards are immeasurable. The high-altitude terrain demands physical fitness and mental fortitude, making each achievement along the way all the more gratifying. As you conquer steep ascents and acclimatize to thin air, you will forge a sense of resilience and self-discovery. Reaching the Everest Base Camp, standing at an impressive altitude of 5,364 meters, will be defining moment that will remain etched in your memory.

Everest region trekking is considered moderately difficult as the elevation gains are minimal. For the first stretch of the trek, you will navigate through the dense rhododendron and juniper forests. You will be following the Dudh Koshi river basin. Lukla, a small sherpa settlement at the base of a gigantic hill, is your trek’s starting point. The trail then navigates uphill with occasional switchback climbs. It follows through the villages of Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep until your final stop at Everest Base Camp.

Best Time for the Everest Base Camp Short Trek

The best time for the Everest Trek is during the two main trekking seasons in Nepal: spring and autumn. These seasons offer the most stable weather conditions. These times come with clear skies and moderate temperatures, perfect for trekking.

Everest Base Camp Trek in Spring (March-May)

Spring is an excellent time for trekking in the Everest region because of the favorable weather and breathtaking landscapes. Temperatures during the day can be between 15-20 degrees Celsius while at night, it drops to -8/12 degrees Celsius. This season also offers an opportunity to witness the blooming of rhododendron forests which adds color to the trek. Everest trek from March till May provides astounding views of the Everest region’s topography and towering peaks.

Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn (September-November)

Autumn is a perfect season for the Everest View Trek as the weather is mild with clear skies. The temperature during the day can range from 14-20 degrees Celsius. During the night, it can go down to -5/10 degrees Celsius. This season provides excellent visibility, ideal for enjoying the stunning views of the majestic peaks without any obstruction. Everest trekking from September to November bestows trekkers with the best weather window. This time of the year is characterized by an amusing vista of the Everest massifs.

Visa for Everest Base Camp Trek

Foreign visitors who intend to travel to Nepal must obtain a visa to enter the country. You can obtain a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. It is valid for six months from the date of issuance. The cost of a 30-day tourist visa is USD 40. Indian and Chinese visitors are exempt from the visa fee and can get a visa for free.

Trekking Permits for Everest Base Camp trek

For the Everest Base Camp Short Trek, trekkers need to obtain two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. These permits can be easily acquired in Kathmandu or upon arrival in Lukla.

Packing List for the Everest Base Camp Short Trek

A well-prepared packing list is essential for a successful trekking experience. Some recommended items to include in your packing list are:

  • Thermal tops and fleece jackets
  • Windcheater or waterproof shell jacket
  • Down jacket (provided by the trekking company if not owned)
  • Comfortable fleece or wool trousers
  • Trekking pants (at least 2 pairs)
  • Mittens or woolen gloves
  • Warm hiking socks
  • Trekking shoes with spare laces
  • Flip-flops or sandals
  • Underwear and swimwear
  • Hiking cotton trousers and T-shirts
  • Sun hat and scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag (provided by the trekking company if not owned)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Day bag (40L or larger)
  • Headlamp
  • Small lock for a day backpack
  • Reusable water bottles (2 liters)
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • Quick-drying towels and toiletries
  • Rain poncho
  • Basic personal first aid kit

Food and Accommodation on the Trek


During the Everest Base Camp Short Trek, trekkers can expect to enjoy a variety of delicious and nutritious meals. Breakfast options typically include Tibetan bread, chapati with cheese, oatmeal, French toast, cornflakes, eggs, pancakes, porridge, and hot drinks. For lunch and dinner, popular options are Thukpa (noodle soup), Dal Bhat (Nepalese local meal), momos (dumplings), bread, pasta, soups, steaks, sandwiches, pizza, rice with curry, and spring rolls. Desserts and snacks such as rice pudding, apple pie, popcorn, and pastries are also available. It is recommended to avoid meat, alcohol, and smoking during the trek.


During the trek, water is available at trekking lodges and shops along the way. Bottled mineral water costs 1-3 USD per liter. Alternatively, trekkers can refill their water bottles from taps or natural sources. Also, you can use water purification tablets or a water filter for safety. Drinking 2-4 liters of water per day is recommended for proper hydration.


Accommodations on the Everest Base Camp Short Trek are simple teahouses. They provide basic amenities such as 2-3 single beds, warm blankets, pillows, and sometimes attached bathrooms. Solo female travelers will be provided with a private room at no extra cost. Tidy Himalaya will ensure comfortable accommodations at the best available teahouses throughout the journey.

Safety and Travel Insurance


Safety is of utmost importance during the trek to Everest. Trekkers will be accompanied by experienced guides who carry essential equipment, including a first aid kit. It is advised to bring personal medication and follow the guide’s instructions to stay safe throughout the journey. In case of emergencies, such as altitude sickness or unforeseen circumstances, a rescue helicopter can be arranged for evacuation.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trekking or adventure activities in Nepal. It is crucial to obtain comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuation expenses, and any illness. Having reliable travel insurance ensures peace of mind and complete coverage for any unexpected events during the trek. Make sure your insurance covers evacuation by helicopter above 6000 meters and other related medical expenses.

Extra Personal Expenses on the Everest Base Camp Short Trek

While all meals are included in the package, any additional personal expenses, such as bar bills, snacks, or souvenirs, will be extra.

It is highly recommended to embark on the Everest Base Camp Short Trek with the guidance of expert Sherpa guides. These seasoned professionals possess an intimate knowledge of the region, navigating challenging terrain, and ensuring your well-being throughout the journey. Their expertise and experience will provide you with the confidence and support necessary to make the most of this extraordinary adventure.

At Tidy Himalaya Treks and Expeditions we have a team of Sherpa guides. They can navigate the rugged trail of the Everest region like the back of their hands. They have a thorough knowledge of the terrain and are well-spoken too. We prioritize local engagement and the concept of giving back to the community as our core principle.


Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.

Early morning transfer to the airport for Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about an exceptional 60 meters only. Trek to Phakding with an arresting, green landscape with the view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

We follow the Dudh Koshi, ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Besides being a splendid destination to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu that attracts Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days at Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

The uniform and easy trail leads us towards the view of Mount Everest, descending deep into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka and from this point, it ascends the right flank of the Dudh Koshi valley to Tengboche Monastery (3860m). It is the spiritual center of the Khumbu. The climb is lengthy, but is more than adequately compensated by gorgeous views of Mount Amadablam and on a clear day, views of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Descend through a beautiful forest, cross the Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m); perhaps today is the most interesting trekking because you will not lose altitude like on other days and you will enjoy views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse & other peaks; the route continues through pastures to Dingboche, known as the ‘summer valley’. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

This would be your second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast, you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The foot path becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically strenuous day. Ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On a clear day, you could even see Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche and the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch, take a well-deserved rest, as afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops. You will also spend a second night in Dingboche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m). This trek is staffed by western volunteer doctors and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association, which offers treatment and consultation to trekkers. Continue up the valley, gaining altitude. We come out of the valley to descend to the yak pastures of Lobuche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

After a short climb through meadows, look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead is Kalapattar – the best vantage point to view the entire south face of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks. After a couple of hours we will get to Gorekshep, and continue our journey to the Everest base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek – but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, you will arrive at the base camp and enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall, where the Everest expeditions begin. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

The day starts with a hike up to Kalapattar (5545m), the best viewpoint to witness Mount Everest, in all its glory and the spectacular Himalayan range. We then trek back to Gorekshep, for breakfast and then descend to Pheriche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Easy walk along the Imja Khola, short climb to Tengboche, descend Pungki Thanka and complete steep to Kyangjuma, and easier trail to Namche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.

Breakfast at hotel and approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Tidy Himalaya will take you to the airport.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights (twin sharing beds) 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 twin sharing 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, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek, if required
  • Tidy Himalaya T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • 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

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except for Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet during the trek
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost and Date

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

Currently we have No Fix Departure for this trip