EVEREST BASE CAMP SHORT TREKKING
‘cultural and scenic walks at the foot of number one Mt. Everest’
- Shortest trip to the base of world number Mt. Everest with amazing scenery
- Enjoy the experience walking within scenic high altitude landscapes of Khumbu
- Combination of cultural walk and adventure within massive giant peaks of Everest
- Scenic flight to and from Kathmandu – Lukla with stunning mountain panorama
- Explore impressive Sherpa villages enriched with age-old culture of Buddhism
- From green vegetation towards dry country of arctic zone of ice and glaciers
- Mode of Trip: On Hotels and lodge on treks.
- Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
- Highest Altitude: On top Kalapathar 5,545 m and at EBC 5,364 m high.
- Walking hours: From 3 hrs to maximum 7 hours (only some-days)
- People and Culture: Populated by Sherpa tribe with strong Buddhism religion of age old colorful custom and heritage.
- Area of Trekking: Nepal Far North Mid-East within Khumbu region.
- Trekking duration: 10 Nights and 11 Days (with both ways flights)
- Total Trip: 13 Nights and 14 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu)
Everest Base Camp can be visited nearly all months of the year except the monsoon wet seasons from mid June to mid September (although lush and green with much moisture with less trekkers, where mountain views much of the days are obstructed by rain clouds).
March to May when wild flowers are in season specially the rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) of several species from tall trees to bush, much of the day is clearer can be cold in the morning and night times and in shade away from sunlight.
October to December much of the days are clear for scenic views of peaks, while the sunlight hours are shorter due to mid autumn and winter seasons, can be much colder with freezing temperatures on higher elevation with chances of snow.
Everest Base Camp Short Trekking, an exciting and interesting adventure completing the whole walking trip around Khumbu and Everest base camp within short duration time frame, where travelers with limited holidays in Nepal can join in the fabulous treks to Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp Short Trekking, total duration of walking of ten days provides you with immense views of world highest peaks along with local lovely colorful culture of the Sherpa, the highlanders of Everest and pioneers as mountain guides of Himalaya.
Everest Base Camp short trekking truly delights you with daily walks overlooking great landscapes of green hills, deep gorge and valley in the shade of might Everest and chain of peaks that makes this trek much more interesting and enjoyable in the comfort of nice cozy lodge with local Sherpa warm hospitality.
Everest Base Camp Short Trekking a great journey, where a short scenic flight from Kathmandu takes you to Sherpa town in Lukla with unique short airstrips and then following Dudh-Kosi river most of the way, as walk leads into nice farm villages enriched with Buddhist shrines and prayer walls then entering Sagarmatha National Park.
Sagarmatha name for Everest in Nepal, where Sherpa calls Chomolungma listed in world heritage sites, from here walk into green coniferous woodland of pines and rhododendron trees to reach higher large village in Namche Bazaar.
At Namche having rest day for acclimatization and short excursion and observing local impressive culture, then heading towards scenic hill top at Thyangboche and the monastery surrounded by array of peaks and forest, a beautiful spot to visit and its interesting monastery.
After Thyangboche where green vegetation and tree lines fades for complete wilderness of arid and dry terrain as walk reaches highest terrain at Everest Base Camp enclosed with giant peaks of Nuptse and Lhotse overlooking views of Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers.
From this exciting base camp where our adventure completes with climb to spectacular view-point top at Kalapathar the highest spot of the trip facing outstanding panorama of peaks with Everest at close distance.
Enjoying marvelous times head back to Lukla on downhill most of the way where scenic short flight brings you back in Kathmandu, after an overwhelming experience and adventure on Everest Base Camp Short Trekking.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: From Kathmandu fly to Lukla 2,820 m trek to Phakding 2,657 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar with short hike.
Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,364 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche 4,895 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m via Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 09: Climb on top Kalapathar 5,545 m walk to Pangboche 3,900 m- 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu and to hotel with free afternoon at leisure.
Day 13: Contingency day in case of flight delay due to unfavorable weather.
Day 14: Depart Kathmandu for international flight homeward bound.