Join on a walking trip through one of the most iconic trekking routes in the world with our Short Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek offers a unique blend of breathtaking mountain vistas, abundant wildlife, and rich Sherpa culture, all condensed into a shorter timeframe for those with a tighter schedule.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a classic one and up there with the best treks anywhere in the world. The Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a condensed yet enriching journey through the heart of the Himalayas and Sherpa culture.
With Himalaya Heart Treks by your side, you are assured a memorable and well-organized trekking experience, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a challenge, especially when time is condensed. The Short Everest Base Camp Trek requires trekkers to ascend above 5000 meters, pushing the boundaries of comfort. To accommodate this, our itinerary is meticulously designed with adequate rest and acclimatization days, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all trekkers.
The adventure begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The route takes you through charming Sherpa villages, past ancient Buddhist monasteries, and across high suspension bridges.
The trekking route passes through Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp and finally ascent to Kalapathar for close up view of Mount Everest.
The trail unveils panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, particularly breathtaking from Tengboche. The final ascent to Kala Patthar at 5,644.5 m offers unsurpassed views of the Himalayan giants, culminating in a truly magical experience.
Our Short Everest Base Camp Trek is carefully planned to provide a rich trekking experience while allowing for proper acclimatization. The itinerary includes visits to cultural landmarks such as the 500-year-old Thyangboche Monastery and traverses through the pristine wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park.
Each day brings new landscapes and challenges, all leading up to the rewarding views from Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.
Preparing for the trek requires careful consideration of the essentials. The packing list includes warm layers, trekking boots, sun protection, hydration gear, and a first aid kit. Additionally, trekkers should carry personal items and any specialty gear they may require. Himalaya Heart Treks ensures that all support staff are well-equipped, contributing to a successful trekking experience.
The best time for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is during the stable weather conditions of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). However, trekkers should be aware of potential flight delays, particularly around monsoon season (late May to early September), and are advised to allocate additional days for any unforeseen delays.
The cost of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek can vary depending on individual preferences and additional services. Himalaya Heart Treks offers competitive pricing while ensuring the highest level of service and safety. Please contact us for a detailed quote and tailor-made itineraries to suit your needs.
Flight delays to and from Lukla can occur at any time of the year but are more likely during monsoon season. In the event of a delay, Himalaya Heart Treks will arrange the next available flight, ensuring a smooth continuation of your adventure. We recommend adding a few extra days to your travel plans, particularly if you have connecting international flights.
Early Morning flight to Lukla (2820 m) and trek to Phakding (2640m)
Trek to Namche bazar 3,460 m
Trek to Tyangbuche (2860m)
Trek to Dingbuche (4410m)
Trek to Louche(4910m)
Trek to Gorakshep(5180M)
Morning kalapattar 5545m and down to Phereche(4220m)
Trek to Namche bazar
Trek to lukla
flight back to Kathmandu
Yes. All of the necessary permits and conservation fees for your trek are included in the price and will be arranged for you by Himalaya Heart Treks prior to your trek. (We prefer doing this on line before your arrival) For certain restricted regions ( Like Manaslu and Upper Mustang) we need to have a full day in Kathmandu prior to your trek as we need your passport for the permit registration.
We have fixed departures clearly stated in the website otherwise if you are planning to make your tour specific to you and your group the tour starts on the date that works best for you.Typically, you need 2 days in Kathmandu prior to your trek.
You can leave your additional luggage at your hotel in Kathmandu or at our company office in Thamel. Either way, your Luggage will be waiting for you at your Hotel when you return back from your trek.
You can buy virtually everything you need for trekking from down jackets to water bottles in Kathmandu. There is a variety of branded stores as well as a large selection of copied products mainly in Thamel that are of fairly good quality. It’s still worth bringing your own gear if it doesn’t take up too much weight, especially your own trekking boots to avoid any potential issues when purchasing new shoes.
You should bring Trekking Boots that are Comfortable and Broken in. There can be some snow at higher altitudes especially when crossing high passes, so it’s good to be prepared for a variety of conditions. Your Footwear should be strong and durable. It should have a Chunky Sole preferably made of Vibram or another durable material and should also protect your ankles.
Tipping is not required but is expected, and really depends on how happy you were with the service. Guides (both for trekking and cultural tours), Porters, and Drivers are typically provided with a tip at the end of their service with you.
Most days in the mountains involve 4-6 hours and longer of trekking. When you consider your day starts at 8 am and ends around 4-5 pm, it’s not too arduous as you’ll be taking a number of breaks and stopping for lunch along the way. The higher you get in elevation (especially in the Everest region), the shorter your trekking days will get to ensure we minimize the Risk of Altitude Sickness.
If you fall ill during your trek, the course of action depends on what’s wrong. If it’s altitude sickness, moving to lower altitudes and taking altitude medication will solve this in most cases; if it’s severe, Our Guide will arrange for an emergency evacuation by helicopter Himalayan Heart Treks will cover the initial costs then claim from your insurer (be sure that emergency helicopter rescue is covered in your travel insurance it is an essential requirement before travelling with us). If you have Stomach Sickness or another type of Food or Water-Related Illness, our Guide will have medication on-hand for most common illnesses.
You only need to carry your day pack with daily essentials (Sunblock, Water, Hat, Light Jacket, and Camera) Our Porters carry the Bulk of your gear, such as extra clothing and overnight essentials.
All of Our Guides at Himalaya Heart Treks speak English and have had many years of experience in guiding foreign travelers. It’s a requirement that they all are trained in first aid as well and we carry a first aid kit during the trek.
For group treks (treks that start on a specific date and are open for travelers to join), the group size can range from 2-10 people but typically ends up being around 4-6 people.
The main seasons for trekking are the spring (Mar to May) and autumn (Sep to Nov) when you’ll have clear skies and superb mountain views. The winter (Dec to Feb) is also a great time to visit— these months offer a unique experience and fewer crowds but lower altitude treks are better at this time of year as its cold at night.
(Jun to Aug), Most of Nepal experiences heavy rain for a few hours each day. It’s humid, wet, and the trails in the lower regions (Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Langtang, etc) can be quite muddy. If you don’t mind the rain you’ll have the trails to yourself, the skies often clear up in the morning, and certain treks offer stone-paved trails that drain the rain and make for easy trekking. Also, certain regions, like Mustang and the upper reaches of Everest, lie in the rainshadow of the Himalaya and receive little rain but views however are still likely to be restricted, showers.
The main trekking regions of Everest / Annapurna / Langtang have Wi Fi facilities on the major trekking routes. There will be times when trekking in remote areas when it is not available.
Many sites on Google speak about 2.500 meters as when problems may arise. In our experience this is misleading you may feel a slight headache but rarely anything more that a painkiller won’t relieve. If we are talking about the possibility of contracting a more severe form of altitude sickness it is likely to occur over 4.000 meters and once again rare and easily resolved by descending to a lower altitude. Altitude sickness describes several symptoms that happen to your body when you’re exposed to a higher elevation within a short period of time. When people are traveling or either climbing to a higher elevation quickly. The higher you climb, the lower the air pressure and oxygen levels get. Our bodies can handle the shift, but they need time to gradually adjust. Himalaya Heart Treks carefully designs treks to minimise any risk. Having said that genrally people will experience the following to a lesser or higher degree.
Lack of Appetite / Nausea / Fatigue / Shortness of Breath
Payment in Hotels, Trekking / Travel Agencies, and Airlines are made in foreign exchange. Most of the International Cards including Visa Card, Master Card, JCB, Maestro, Americal Express etc. Are widely accepted by hotels, restaurants and leading travel/trekking agents. The receipts may be needed to change left-over Nepalese Rupees into hard currency before leaving the country. However, only (10 %)Percent of the total amount may be converted by the bank. ATM and Debit Cards are widely in use in major cities of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and others.
Nepalese Rupees are found in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. One rupee equals 100 paisa. The rate regularly fluctuates and is fixed and published by Nepal Rastra Bank every other day.
Private Tours are tailor-made itineraries built by us around your travel dates and personal interests, whereas group trips are pre-packaged and depart on specific dates. Group trips are also open for others to join, whereas private trips are just for you. You will find a list of fixed departure dates on our website.
For most nationalities visa can be obtained on arrival in Kathmandu. It takes around 45 minutes and is the most convenient way to get your visa you will need passport size photos.. You can also apply for a visa in advance from a local Nepali consulate in your country if you’d like to have everything arranged in advance.
15 Days – 25 USD
30 Days – 40 USD
90 Days – 100 USD
For mountain flights, you’re allowed 5 kg. carry-on to the plane and 10 kg. for checked-in luggage. For Non-Mountain Sector Flights, the check-in allowance increases to 20-25 kg.
Himalaya Heart Treks organise complete tours, meaning everything is taken care of from the moment you arrive in Nepal to the moment you leave, including all of your accommodation in a three star Hotel. If you require better accommodation please let us know and we can arrange this and adjust the tour cost accordingly. Each of our tour pages shows clearly what is and what is not included in the tour price.
Personal expenses (Tips, Soft Drinks, Bar Bills, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Donations, and Extra Snacks, etc) are not included in your tour price. When checking a particular trek page on our website we have clearly stated what is and what is not included. If you’re going trekking, the only things you’ll need to pay for out of pocket are wifi and battery charging (when available), extra meals outside of what’s included, Alcohol, Soft Drinks, Perhaps and Hot Showers.
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