Short Everest Base Camp Trek-11 Days
“Everest Base Camp trek – An adventure around the world’s highest valley and mountains with awesome panorama.”
- Khumbu Valley
- Kalapathar Sunrise
- Everest Base Camp
- Namche Bazaar & Tengboche Monastery
- Temperate – Alpine Forests
- Glacial Rivers, Moraines & Glaciers
Short Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days is also known as quick ascent trek. If you are physically able and sound, challenge yourself. Book this package with us. Trek to the base camp of world’s tallest peak astoundingly fast. It saves your time and money for sure.
Regular Everest Base Camp Trek takes about 14 – 15 days including the arrival and departure days. However, Short Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal takes just 11 days for the complete course. The journey can also be termed as the Lukla – Everest Base Camp – Kathmandu trekking voyage. It excludes Arrival and Departure in Kathmandu for the international flight.
What to Expect?
Our crew members will meet you in Kathmandu. Trekkers will have to book the hotel in Kathmandu and airport pick up – drop by themselves. Awesome Nepal Treks will take care of all the trekking formalities. The agency will provide the competent trekking guide and porters as well as all the lodging and food during the trek.
Difference between short & regular EBC Trek
Short Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days has the same itinerary as the regular Everest Base Camp Trek. This course, however, excludes the portion of Dingboche acclimatization rest. Even if the acclimatization is omitted on this section trekkers will find it easy. Our trekking guides will pace walking in a very uniform way. All our guides are trained well who believes that gradual and uniform walking is the best way to tackle the high altitude sickness issues.
One Pointer for Successful Ascent
It is highly advised that trekkers prepare themselves very well physically. Walking can be very demanding. However, the walking is slightly longer in the return trip. The drop of the altitude will definitely help you pace faster while returning rather than ascending to Everest Base Camp.
Book the Short Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days with us. Explore Everest in comparatively less price yet full of all the services of regular EBC Trek. Join us for ultimate joy on the walking trails of Nepal.
Day 01: Fly to Lukla 2,830m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 07 hrs.
Day 03: Acclimatization and excursion in Namche.
Day 04: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 07 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 07 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 07 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,200 m – 08 hrs.
Day 08: Visit Kala Pathar 5,550 m and trek to Pheriche 4,200 m – 08 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 08 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Lukla 2,830 m – 08 hrs.
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu 1,300 m – 35 min flight.
Day 01: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Morning flight to Lukla with views of mountain range including Mt. Everest, after 30 mins of great flight reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip, a gateway Sherpa town to Everest base camp and other adventure destination.
From Lukla walk to Phakding village leading past Sherpa farm villages, a nice and pleasant walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful views along the walk to Phakding village located by Dudh Koshi, a glacial River.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 08 hrs.
After breakfast, we head to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trail follows the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku peaks stand majestically skyward on the opposite bank.
We reach Benkar, as the trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank of Dudh Koshi River 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 where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over a high Hillary bridge, the trek begins with a steep ascent to Namche Bazar.
On the way, facing excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m) surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges will welcome you to Namche Bazaar (3440m). It is a central hub of the Khumbu region for food, trekking gears, and other necessary goods. This is probably the most vibrant place on earth with many eateries, bars, and shops at an altitude of 34440 m. Overnight at Namche.
Day 03: Acclimatization around Namche Bazaar with a short hike.
Namche Bazaar is at 3,440m and on this day we reach as high as 3880 m the Everest View Hotel. The key idea of getting proper acclimatization is reaching higher altitude and resting at a lower altitude. We will hike towards the Everest View Hotel. The scenery of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Taboche, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, etc. mesmerizes this acclimatization hiking. If time permits, we will visit the mountain museum as well as Syangboche Airport which is the highest situated airport in the world.
We will again come back to Namche Bazaar for the overnight. Enjoy free time in the evening strolling around the marketplace. You will love the eateries and bars of the Namche Bazaar. This is a perfect chance to experience the daily lifestyle of famous mountain people the Sherpa.
Day 04: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 07 hrs.
From Namche on the gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse river at Phungi Thanga for lunch, and then uphill through rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks.
On reaching Thyangboche, we will visit the famous Buddhist monastery. The place is blessed with a magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam.
With Mt. Amadablam on the backdrop and beautiful valley of Pangboche in front including the gigantic Mt. Everest, the stay in Thyangboche can be momentous and picturesque. You will be able to capture the lower trekking portion as well as upper trekking portion of Everest Base Camp Trek route. Overnight at Thyangboche
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche 4,400 m - 06 hrs.
We descend through the forest to Debuche and a little further on we cross the rushing Imja Khola, whose valley we now follow. Climbing steadily the trail enters Pangboche, at 3,900m, the highest permanent settlement in this valley. Ascending the valley, we have lunch at Shomare, after which we leave the trees behind and cross a wooden bridge at the confluence of the Khumbu and Imja Khola. A short steep climb brings us to Dingboche, at 4,400m, a summer settlement where great peaks surround us.
Day 06: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 06 hrs.
From Dingboche, our walk leads to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glaciers melt into a torrential river.
A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thukla hill a place with many memorials of unfortunate climbers around peaks of Khumbu and Everest. The walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for an overnight stop, a place with several nice lodges with views of Pumori, Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.
Day 07: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 08 hrs.
Today is the day of the great walk towards our main highlight and final destination the Everest Base Camp. As morning walk leads on the open wide valley with a slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers. We will walk through moraines towards Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kala Patthar route.
Gorakshep used to be a base camp of Everest in the past 1950 to late 1970 before the route was made further 4-6 k.m to reach present base camp. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In high mountaineering season, this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers.
After a grand time, we then head back to Gorakshep for the highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.
Day 08: Hike to Kalapathar 5,550 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 08 hrs.
After spectacular day yesterday reaching the Everest Base Camp today is another milestone day of our trek. Early in the morning, we hike to Kalapathar (5545 m). We need to rush towards hill top for the mesmerizing sunrise view. Gazing the sun rising through the casement of mountains including the Mt. Everest is a joyous experience to collect in our memory tale. The panoramic view of mountains like Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, Everest, Amadablam, Cholatse, Taboche, Changtse, Lo-la, Lingtren, Khumbutse and many more can be seen from the top.
We will then descend to Gorakshep for breakfast. The day's trekking is also called an unwinding trip as the altitude decreases and oxygen level increases. We will reach to Pheriche (4200 m) for the overnight sleep.
Day 09: Trek to Namche - 08 hrs.
The return journey is much easier losing heights every hour. Today we lose approximately 760 m in elevation. After a short climb to Pheriche pass, walk downhill with few tiny short ups to reach Pangboche and then descend to Imja River after crossing suspension bridge trek through the cool forested area to Debuche and then half an hour uphill to Tengboche.
We descend through pine and Rhododendron forest t0 Phungki Thanga where we can spot mountains goats, pheasants, and other wild animals and birds common to the area. After crossing the bridge over Imja Khola second time, the path eventually goes up to Sanasa (Khumbu Junction) from where we can enjoy views of Amadablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains then we walk on smooth trails made by Pasang Sherpa all way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 10: Trek to Lukla - 07 hrs.
After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.
Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.
- Domestic airport transfers
- Flights Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
- All necessary paper work and permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
- An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
- Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)at your choice with Tea/Coffee
- 5 Nights attached bathroom (Twin room)and remaining share toilet (twin Room)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag,and duffel bag
- Souvenir;Everest Base Camp Route map printed Polo Shirt
- Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu
- Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
- Additional Hot Drinks
- Bottled drinks
- Boiled water
- Electronic device re-charge
- Hot shower
- Wi Fi
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
Trips Notes & Information while joining for the trip with us:
After booking the trip with Awesome Nepal Treks there are few points that one should bear with us. Where Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes with the sudden change in freak weather conditions, and as well health and fitness factor of the member while on the trek or just before trip departure times. Might compel us to change or reroute the itinerary to other similar destinations for the benefit and satisfaction of the clients.
Our main concern is clients and staff safety and to provide full satisfaction while you are with us on any treks and tours, and we assure you that Awesome Nepal Treks will provide the best team of staff and guides with well-planned logistics, professional services to make your trip enjoyable and mesmerizing experience that will last for lifetime while holidaying with us.
Also note that our trip leader and head guide deserves final decision if the trip has to be amended, change of route or cancellation due to the extreme conditions beyond our control and as well for safety precaution. However, we will try our best to ensure that the trip runs accordingly as per our standard itinerary with some flexibility where necessary.
Experience & Fitness Required:
Trek to Everest Base Camp is not difficult or technical, where no previous trekking and outdoor experience required if you are a sports person or have done outdoor activities and physical fitness training it will be a great advantage and plus point.
On this trek to Everest Base Camp, one should be aware that you are walking into the world’s highest areas of Everest where maximum elevation rises above 5,364 meters at base camp.
With optional climb to high and scenic Kalapathar which is at 5,545 m offers you with a spectacular panorama of peaks with Everest at close distance, most of the walks within Everest and other parts of Himalaya involves lots of ups and downs. Some days can be tiring and exhausting, but rewards you with scenic views with a glimpse of local colourful culture with refreshing stops in between and walking into nice lovely villages.
Around Everest mid hills where you will be walking through farmlands, well-tended terraces, where the route follows on the bank of a river crossing suspension bridges with a duration of minimum 4 hours, and the maximum of 6 hours walks on this wonderful Everest Base Camp Treks.
All members should be physically fit with sound health to join in this marvellous walking journey on Everest base camp treks, and we strongly suggest all clients consult with your medical doctor before travelling and joining for the trip with us.
Where doctors can provide you with advice on disease and AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and the symptoms if it happens while on treks, for health and fitness, the participant must have the positive attitude and strong determination to enjoy and making the trip a great success.
Passport & Visa Information:
Nepal Visa is easy to obtain; you may obtain from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate or Mission offices in your home country if it’s not possible abroad one
can obtain on arrival at Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. Where you need to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months validity from the starting of the trip.
SAARC countries and China do not need a visa when visiting Nepal, as per the rule and regulation and Indian nationals do not require the visa.
Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over an initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain a Nepalese visa from the following border.
• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid-Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entries 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,
Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
In Everest Base Camp Trek, minimum group size would be two persons and maximum group size of ten persons for more on above Ten on request.
We also organize the private trip for a single person on single supplement cost or join in join our estimated group departure dates available online or contact us with your traveling and arrival dates.
Our Guides, Trip & Safety:
Treks in Nepal and at Everest base camp takes you to the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with experienced and qualified guides or group leader for the safe and successful trip.
Awesome Nepal provides native trekking guide and staff who are trained and qualified for these type of trips. Our guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government Tourism Department, certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.
All our Trekking and Climbing Guides are professional with decades of experience in these fields of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater the flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in safe hands of professional experts.
On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan.
Every two trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.
Meals and Accommodations:
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at the 2-star deluxe hotel or similar (if one has to upgrade please inform us) with all modern amenities to ensure your comfortable stay and while on the trek, your accommodation is at best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. Our entire accommodation is on twin sharing basis unless required for single supplement accommodation at extra trip cost.
While in Kathmandu and at Pokhara or some any city in Nepal, based on bed and breakfast, while on the trek it will be on full board includes all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea- Coffee). We provide meals from the local Lodge on route trekking. Breakfast and dinner will be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house on overnights stops, where lunch will be on-route day walks.
Foods provided in the local lodges depends entirely on availability and season, you can have Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, plates of pasta and even pizza! So, overall you have a different choice of foods on the trek.
Two best seasons for the trek to Everest Base Camp. As this trip is an adventurous walk, we suggest you join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.
Spring: - (March, April, and May) – Warm days with Rhododendron in flowering times includes clear views of mountains, pleasant Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn:- (Mid-September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek
Winter Months: - (December, January, and February) also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to your plan for the trek in the cold months.
Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid-June, July to August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek.
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at the right altitude. Being in good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness. This itinerary is designed with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas with much acclimatization days to cope with pre-caution for altitude sickness. Staying well hydrated and getting plenty of rest may help.
The maximum elevation of the trek will at Everest Base Camp at 5,364m above sea level. We will be walking from the mid-range at Lukla with 2,820 m and altitude range gradually with enough days for rest in each high altitude with overnight stops.
Travel Insurance & Vaccination:
On this trip, you must obtain personal travel insurance to join with us in all our Himalayan trips. You must obtain travel insurance which covers helicopter rescue and immediate evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses.
We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your home country before joining with us, where it is difficult buying a local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.
Vaccination is required to plan for your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have the thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information on vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling.
Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travelling to Nepal.
Our porter is fully equipped and insured on each trip with us. As you know that we are very sincere and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit of trekking porters.
The maximum load carried by our porter minimum 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.
Once you choose the trip and would like to book, write to us with information or by phone using our proper phone number for the trip booking confirmation.
We have an online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with the information required and submit us.
Once you choose the trip, we will suggest you with the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. The non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.
The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.
- Buff headwear /neckwear
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof/windproof jacket
- Down filled jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thermal underwear
- Thin inner socks
- Thick and warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sneakers /slippers
- Gore-tex gloves
- Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag