Short Trip To Everest Base Camp - 9 Days

Trip Facts

  • $1,650
  • Lodge/ Tea House/Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Trip Overview

Difficulty Medium-Hard
Max Elevation5,545 m
Best TimeOct-Dec,March-June
Trekking PermitsSagarmatha National Park.Local Government Fee, TIMS Card
Trek Start/FinishLukla/Gorakshep
Domestic FlightKathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
RegionEverest, East Nepal
IncludesTrekking Guide & Porter

Pristine Nepal Treks & Expedition presents a short trip to Everest Base Camp with a helicopter tour. Especially, this trek is meant for those persons who don’t have the long vacation however really want to enjoy & spectate the dazzling Mt. Everest to its base camp. Mt. Everest is the highest peak in the world with a max elevation of 8,848m. Eventually making it’s base camp the highest base camp in the world as well. Thousands of individuals have a dream to travel in this heavenly place once in their life. Therefore, we have a tendency to square measure here to create your dream into the truth.

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Why choose a short trip to Everest Base Camp?

This package consists of only 9 days which is the best way to enjoy quality time within a short period of time. If you have a short holiday or want to save time for another trip but at the same time you want to trek in Everest Base Camp then this is the right trekking package for you. Likewise, this is the best package to get all the mixed experience of thrill & adventure, Nepali & Tibetan lifestyle & also the exciting helicopter ride on the way back returning to save time.

Pro Tips: Do this trek during spring & autumn for a better experience.

Itinerary of a short trip to Everest Base camp

A short trip to Everest base camp starts with a short scenic flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding. The 2nd day is in Namche Bazar which is the capital town of the Sherpa land(Khumbu). Namche is full of beautiful hotels, lodges & restaurants. On our normal Everest Base Camp itinerary, we stop here for acclimatization.

Related article: 14 days itinerary & 15 days itinerary

Your 3rd day will be in Tyangboche where lies one of the oldest Monastery (Tyangboche Monastery) with lovely scenic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, & other higher peaks. Explore this ancient monastery on this day. Dingboche is on day 4th which is also the last village before Everest base camp over 4,410m on top of the sea level. Day 5th in Lobuche 4,910m with several higher mountain views. From here, you’ll attend your final destination Everest base camp 5,364m before noon daytime & fly back to Lukla from Gorakshep by whirlybird. Then fly out from Lukla to Katmandu next morning & departure to your home.

Fitness for Everest Base Camp Trek

Don’t change your mind but trekking to Everest Base Camp is a difficult one. Why? Because you’re trekking to the highest base camp in the world at an elevation of 5,365m. But without a doubt, doing the EBC trek is a rewarding one.

Hence, a very important factor for the Everest Base Camp trek is that you have to be physically & psychologically fit. Trekking in the Everest region requires a great deal of stamina & walking at higher altitudes. You will be walking 5-6 hours on average on a daily basis. And, in such a case the chances of altitude sickness are very high.

So in order to prevent altitude sickness, & to complete this trek, we suggest you hike slowly. Ascending slowly with enough rest in between is very important. Drinking plenty of water & eating a proper diet will avoid altitude sickness.

A quick tip: Before coming to Nepal, focus on cardiovascular training & medications.

Related article: Age limitations for Everest Base Camp trek

Our Social Activities

We are coordinating for free volunteering in Nepal as well. And we are supporting to needy people of Nepal through our trekking agency. We are helping some students with their school expenses back on the mountain. You may check those of our social activities on the free volunteering page.

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Cost Inclusion

  • • Airport picks up & drops by private vehicle
  • • One night hotel in Kathmandu
  • • Taxi to/from the domestic airport
  • • Flight tickets Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • • Helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla
  • • Meals: Three times meals during the trekking breakfast, lunch, & dinner
  • • (7 breakfast, 6 lunch, 7 dinner)
  • • Fresh fruits in dinner
  • • Down jacket & sleeping bags for trekking
  • • Lodge accommodation during the trekking
  • • Sagarmatha National park entrance fee
  • • Local rural municipality tax
  • • Trekking guide (salary, insurance, flight ticket, food & accommodation)
  • • Trekking porter (salary, insurance, food & accommodation)
  • • Sterilizer for water purification
  • • Coordination in emergency cases
  • • All local & government taxes

Cost Exclusion

  • • Nepal visa fee
  • • Travel insurance
  • • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone bill, WiFi charge, hot shower
  • • All soft & hard drinks
  • • Which is not mentioned in price included
Day 1

On arrival in Kathmandu received by Pristine Nepal staff and guide for a short drive to your hotel at Thamel the hub of Kathmandu city where many hotels, restaurants, trekking gear shops, stores, bars, cafes, souvenir shops, art gallery, travel agencies are located. Our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding hotels, culture with do’s and don’ts.

Day 2

Your trekking guide will come to your hotel early in the morning for Lukla flight. It’s about 30 minutes’ drive to the airport. Lukla is situated on the lap of the mountain at an elevation of 2,800m above sea level. Only small aircraft can fly to Lukla airport. Due to its unusual location & occasional unstable weather, it is considered to be the dangerous airport in the world.

A shortstop in Lukla for breakfast & you will start your first trekking day. From there trek to Phakding for overnight stay.

Day 3

Today you will follow Dudhkoshi River until lunch place Jorsalle. You should buy a National park permit in Monjo which gives you permission to trek inside the world heritage site. Sagarmatha National Park is listed in the world heritage site; actually, Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Mount Everest. After your lunch, you’ll cross Hillary Bridge & walk straight uphill till you reach Namche.

Namche Bazar is the capital city of the Sherpa world. Nowadays, many trekking gears shops, hotels & lodges, banks, schools, government offices, military bases, security posts & local markets are available there. Friday & Saturday are for opened Bazar of local people. You will see many donkeys, porters as Himalayan transportation. You have to be very careful with donkeys while passing to them. Always lean on the sidewall.

Day 4

Now you are climbing higher altitude areas. Tyangboche is very popular for its old monastery. Tyangboche Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in this region. Monks are always there except for the off-season. They chant every morning & afternoon. You may get blessed by the monks. This is one of the beautiful places to spectate Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, & Thamserku views.

Day 5

The morning starts with a small downhill to Deboche after breakfast. This area is forested by many different types of Rhododendron, pines, sider, & lot of Himalayan herbs. Many different wild animals are seen on the way. Himalayan Thar & barking dears are mostly seen. This is a home for different species of birds too. You should cross the suspension bridge before climbing to Pangboche.

Pangboche is another beautiful Sherpa village at an elevation of 4,000m. Many legendary Sherpa climbers from this village have been summited to the top of Mt. Everest & other higher mountains. You will follow the Dudhkoshi River until Dingboche. Dingboche is the last Sherpa village in the Khumbu region. There is the human settlement in Chhukung, Lobuche, & Gorakshep but that is only tourist-centered settlements.

Usually, Dingboche is closed for almost one month at the end of the monsoon. It does not allow making any smoke at this time in Dingboche. Smokes are strictly prohibited at this time due to their God.

Day 6

The morning starts with an uphill after breakfast. You are now in high altitude areas. Dingboche was already over 4,400m so you should go very slowly. Campsites are not that long from here. A trail is very fine on flat land but it goes always gradual up. You will be in Thukla 4,600m after a couple of hours from Dingboche. From here, you have to climb a steep uphill. It is one of the hardest parts of this trekking due to its steep part.

There are hundreds of memorials on the top of this hill. There is always a strong wind blowing which makes it harder to hike. But a gradual trail makes easier to bring Lobuche. Lobuche 4,910m is a beautiful place to see different mountain views. It is nearly 5,000m so it can be hard to breathe & you will feel altitude here. Most of the trekkers complain to sleep at night.

Day 7

Early morning starts after taking breakfast with hot cups of tea/coffee to the base camp. A trail goes gradual up. It is already 5,000m so please go slowly. There are some places to climb short steep up which are not easy due to its heights. You will be in Gorakshep 5,180m, a small settlement before base camp. You may have another cup of tea/coffee or maybe some foods as well to push to base camp. Another 2/3 hours walk brings you to your ultimate destination. It will make your dream real.

Everest base camp 5,364m, the highest base camp in the world covered by ice & glacier; you may make photos & if you want to talk to your family; there are mobile networks as well. After your great success now you trek back to Gorakshep & fly back to Lukla by helicopter. Stay overnight at Lukla & celebrate for succeeding Everest Base Camp trek.

Day 8

Go to Lukla(Tenzing-Hillary) airport early morning for a scenic flight to Kathmandu. A short flight brings you in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel. Farewell Lunch or dinner with Pristine Nepal.

Hoping you had an excellent short Everest base camp trek. We will be waiting to give our excellent service to you in the future. Our guide or staff will drop you at the airport as your departure time.


What is the price for the group trekking? Will I get discount in Group Trekking?

If the group size is more than 3- 6 then you will get extra discount up to 5% even more-$1,567 per person or less. And if your group size is more than 6-12 then you will get up to 10% more-$1485 per person or less.

How it works?

Your money will be utilized for renting equipment’s to trek in Everest Base Camp, Guide fee, Porter Charge, National park entrance fee, rural municipality entrance fee, transportation fee, domestic flight ticket to Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, food, and accommodation during the trekking, hotel, and breakfast in Kathmandu.

When can i book my trip?

Well, our booking for Mount Everest trek always starts from 1 Sep-Dec and 1 Feb-May in Nepal, which means you can choose any date between them. Except for the fixed date, it can be organized any time of year as per your request. For the best dates, you can book now from the booking section.

Can I book my trip at the time of June-Aug?

Yes, you can do it even in June-Aug too but you will need extra days just for incase if anything happens because this is monsoon season. The domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu can be delayed due to bad weather. Normally, weather on high altitude area is fine at this time.

Can I customize my Trip?

Of course, you can customize the trip but the trip should not be less than 14 days and it should not include any harm to the reputation of the company. If you need any help then you can send us an email.

Are there any hidden charges or additional costs?

No, there is no any hidden charges for what we have provided facilities. But if you used the horse for riding, helicopter instead of flying domestic flight, using five-star accommodation in Katmandu, that is your own cost.

Is there an Age limit to trek in Everest Base Camp?

Yes, people as young as Seven and old as 70 have successfully completed the trek. But it doesn’t mean everyone can do, especially if your children have never done any hiking in high altitude before, you can’t bring them just for their safety.

Which package will be the best for my children?

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Chitwan jungle safari, Mustang Tour will be best for most of the children.

What should I bring for trekking in Everest Base Camp?

Checklist: • Daypack • Hiking pants • Waterproof jacket • Full – sleeves shirt • Jumper or pile jacket • T-shirts • Trekking boots (waterproof is recommended) • Camp shoes or Sandal • Polypropylene/wool socks • Light cotton socks for under wool socks • Woolen socks to wear with boots • Sun hat • Beanie • Gloves • Sunblock for lips • Sun lotion • Goggles or sunglasses • Thermal Long underwear • Insulated pants • Nylon windbreaker • Nylon wind pants • Water bottle • Sewing kit • Medical & first aid kit • Flashlight • Batteries and bulbs • Swiss army knife • Personal towel • Personal toiletries and medication which should be labeled.

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Trip Facts

  • $1,650
  • Lodge/ Tea House/Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner