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Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek is 10 days special trekking package without any acclimatize days on the route. This shortest trekking to Everest Base Camp is recommend for previous hiking experienced trekkers.

Highlights of Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Short duration trekking to Everest Base Camp
  • Sherpa culture, lifestyles and monasteries
  • Beauty of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • Other peaks Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m) and Cho Yu (8,201m)
  • Wide range of Flora and Fauna
  • Stunning Khumbu Glacier
  • Wildlife like snow leopards, musk deer and Himalayan Monal
  • Panoramic view from Kala Pathar (5,555m)
  • World’s highest airport in Syangboche
  • The ancient Tengboche Monastery

Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek offers thin air experience to the trekkers with limited vacation and keen interest to conquer Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,600ft). The trekking route to Everest reaches above 3000 meters and has no adjustment days to experience the highest Everest without compromising the thrill of the adventure.

Everest base camp trek is generally done in 12 days of time frame with flight from Kathmandu to Kathmandu but this short EBC Trekking also known as rapid Everest Base Camp trekking cuts off the rest days on the route and completes the entire trekking in 10 days. We have premeditated this short Everest base camp trekking package to fit your short holiday and make it memorable experience. In this package we have no rest day and no time to adjust in the middle, so this trek is not for the beginner in the high altitude i.e. 4000m. As Everest has quite difficult landscape and weather is dramatic in the region you will be having great risk doing this trekking.

One of the most popular treks in the world, Everest Base Camp trek is definitely the experience of a lifetime. If you don’t have time for Classic Everest Base Camp trek or you don’t want to spend 15 days on the trail, then this trek is simply for you as this trek is a short version of the trail which can be completed in 10 days. Short Everest Base Camp trek is a perfect alternative to the full Everest Base Camp trek. This Everest Base Camp trek route is for those who lack the time for longer trek or who don’t prefer camping in the Himalaya. You will have incredible views of the beautiful scenery, wide variety of flora and fauna and world’s highest peak Mt. Everest in the trekking trail and also get to enjoy all the tits and bits of the Everest Base Camp within 10 days. This trek route allows you to see most of the same things that you can see on a regular Everest Base Camp trekking but in just 10 days.

On the trail, each day after a few hour steep walk uphill and downhill you’ll get the wonderful moments. But keep in mind that, this short 10 days route doesn’t includes Kathmandu arrival, departure, and acclimatization days on the route to EBC such as Namche Bazaar and Dingboche.

Hence, if you’re physically fit it might be no problem to do this trek swiftly. But if you prefer to do with one extra day acclimatization in trekking route and one free day in Kathmandu after or before the trek, then we recommend you to choose  Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking. For the physically fit trekkers, this shortest trekking to Everest Base Camp saves both time and money.

Day 1
Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2652m)

(Trekking: approximately 3 hours) In the early morning we take the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), flying parallel to giant Himalayan Mountains bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). The flight time is about 40 minutes and we land at an airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. In the afternoon we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m) at Thalsharoa (2680m). The walking is easy and after passing through the many small village like, chheplung, Thadokoshi goon, Nurning ,chhuthaea, Dukdingma(2492m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

Day 2
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Trekking: approximately 7 hours) From Phakding we cross the river and head up the valley, following porters from the south that is ferrying supplies to Namche Bazaar. The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months, when the flowers are in bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar, where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow-capped peaks of KusumKanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m), where we arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon the walking is a little tougher and includes the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. From Monjo it is a short walk to the entrance of the national park, before we cross the Dudh Kosi River to Jorsale(2805m). The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi Rivers, where we start the steep climb to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the river, we slowly ascend at a steady pace. There are some fantastic photographic opportunities from the top, as the peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche. Come into view for the first time.

Day 3
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

The third day of trek begins with another early start (around 6 am) through narrow trails. On the trail, you’ll stop in several places to get the outstanding views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Tabuchi, Mt. Thamserku etc.

After few hours of walks, trails take you to the hilltop village of Tengboche via rhododendron forested area. Tengboche is famous for the largest monastery of Khumbu region i.e. Tengboche Monastery.

Day 4
Trek to Dingboche

On the fourth day, the trek begins with first descend through the rhododendron forests and then gradual steep climbs. After climbing countless mani stones, first you’ll reach Pangboche.

Again, the trail ascended and past Shomare and Orsho to Dingboche and here you’ll spend your night.Dingboche is famous for a summer settlement for yak grazing. On the way to Dingboche, you’ll see a lot of yaks grazing over a slope of the cliff. The amazing view of mountains like Lhotse, Amadablam, and Taboche will be beyond your expectations.

Day 5
Trek to Lobuche

On the fifth day, the trail leads via little upwards climb and you’ll walk into grassland area.After crossing the suspension bridge to Thukla, a steep hike will take you to the Lobuche pass. You’ll see different colorful prayer flags, Khagan Chorten, and a cemetery ground with hundreds of cairn memorials for those who died on the mountain.

Besides, Lobuche offers some breathtaking views of mountains. There is also a high altitude research center which can help with communication for the rescue operation.

Day 6
Trek to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp

On the sixth day, you’ll finally be in the base camp which will definitely make you proud and excited to be near to the top of the world.After all your dream to be on the top of the world will be fulfilled!

Today’s trail will be smoothly up and down. After having the hot breakfast, first, you’ll head towards to Gorak Shep over the wide trails and with the view of the Khumbu glacier and mountains.

After you reached Gorakshep, taking some rest you’ll head to Everest Base Camp, the main attraction of this trek.

The major highlight of the day is many mountain views including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbutse, and Mt. Lingtren.

After enjoying some beautiful moments at Everest Base Camp you’ll again be back to Gorak Shep for the overnight.

Day 7
Trek to Kala Pathar and back to Pheriche

On the seventh day, early in the morning, you’ll hike up to Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar 360-degree of panoramic mountain view along with Khumbu Glacier will look amazing.After reaching the Kala Patthar viewpoint, your breath is truly taken away!

Actually, you’ll see the Mt. Everest again close and personal. Once you’re done with relishing the mountains then you’ll trek back to Gorak Shep and then descend to Pheriche. Pheriche is another beautiful valley surrounded by rocky hills and mountains. You’ll spend a night at Pheriche.

Day 8
Trek to Namche Bazaar

On the eighth day, you’ll trek back to Namche Bazaar. Again by following the Dudh Koshi river, you will encounter the tree line and return through the same trail. You’ll stop at a different place for a tea break and lunch break.

You’ll again cross the suspension bridge and pass via rhododendron and pine forests. Here, you’ll get a perfect scenery of breathtaking mountain vistas. The trail continues via passing different Mani stone, Chorten, and Stupas. Then, you’ll reach Namche Bazaar and spend rest of the night.

Day 9
Trek back to Lukla

On the ninth day of your trek, you’ll back down to the small airstrip at Lukla, where you’ll catch your flight back to Kathmandu. The trail continues along the Dudh Koshi river with the flashback of past 10 days trek.

After a long hike, likely 8 hours, you’ll reach Lukla. Once you reach Lukla, you can celebrate your achievement and cherish your amazing journey. Spend overnight at Lukla.

Day 10
Fly to Lukla – Kathmandu (1360m)

We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel.

Price Includes

  • All government taxes and Everest National Park entry fees as well as local charge
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides ((trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, thiefood and accommodation).
  • 10 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 10 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • Local taxes in Everest
  • 9 nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Flight tickets: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu for guide.
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax) for
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • All necessary Domestic airport taxes.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • PNT service charge and government taxes.

Price Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
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Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get arrival tourist visa at Nepal’s one only international airport Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of the people have easy time during visa apply for Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and $100USD for 90 days tourist visa. And you also need two pp. size photos for the process. For the online visa apply you can visit linked web site from 1st of March (http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np./).

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Best time to visit Nepal is during the seasons of spring and autumn which also favorable for trekking. But it depends on the will of the trekker which can be managed. As for the trekking at the high altitude which should be done during the summer time or September. But for the low altitude trekking can be done throughout the year.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking is happens to considered as the most interesting things to do by the most of the visitor to Nepal. The trekking will provide visitors of Nepal to visit different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will be for about 5 to 7 hours per day but the toughness of the trekking is depends upon its grade as There are grading for trekking like easy, medium, challenging and demanding. And these grades normally covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters. Trekking expedition is challenging but it has its own fun and beauty.

How fit do we need to be for trekking?

It depends on individual, if you’re happens to be fit and also enjoy walking the uphill and downhill then trekking is certainly is for you. Individual can choose the trekking route which is suitable for individual’s fitness level. And off course shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer treks requires a better standard of fitness. If you are planning for the longer treks then you should try some longer day hikes for practice but for shorter treks it is not needed

How long will be the trekking?

The trekking different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are various trekking destination in Nepal and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking for shorter routes will be short but for the longer treks like, trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long. many political upps and downs. But since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) refill the peace in country which make the all the trekking routes. Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Beside you need to take usual precautions like as traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in Nepal. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in from your own country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to 5500m.

Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call and popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there are good coverage of cell phones. For internet there are also internet café and also some lodges do provide Wi-Fi service.

What do I need to carry on trek?

A porter are easily available which will carry your luggage and belonging. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek. But Each trekker will carry minimum small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets seriously ill, then those will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals. You do not need any specific vaccine to come to Nepal. But however recommended to check if your mandatory vaccines are up to date and talk to your doctor before traveling for your wellbeings.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. But however for accommodation we do LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserve the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications that you prescribed.

How much extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There are few things you may need your for like, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise for the things like, hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woolen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and ornaments etc. You can only buy through Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

Is Nepal Nepal Trekking in Himalayas guides/porters insured?

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpa’s all of them are insured. We have bought insurance for all our staff from Siddhartha Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD

How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of the wages of guides, porters and other trekking crews. But it depends upon the individual’s choice as it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking.

What is tea house and camping trekking in Nepal?

There are two types of trekking commonly famous in Nepal, tea house trekking and the camping trekking. In the tea houses trekking, the trekking done by resting the night at the lodges or the tea houses at different places of the trekking trails. And it is comfortable than the camping trekking as the trekkers don’t have to take any burden regarding the accommodation and foods. Whereas camping trekking will be based on the trekking and camping by setting up camps side on any convenient trekking trails. And food should be by self which make camping trekking a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

The trekking meals are differs to the types of trekking, as for the teahouse trekking food will be served by tea houses which provide good and hygiene foods. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. As for the camping trekking the trekker can enjoy the food they have prepared by the trekkers but also the can enjoy the local cuisine and as well as continental which are mostly vegetarian diet. But in Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your country which cost 360$. But the domestic flight ticket will be included in our package which 180$. If you like have hotel that cost $20 to 40$ USD per night for two person, for the airport Pick up $15 USD and airport drop $15 USD. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is must mandatory for everyone. Because of the lack of your knowledge about the country and place may lead you to miss guide and you may also lost your way. But the professional guide help you to make your trip lot more informative and memorable. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have knowledge about different places of Nepal s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can help you to about the different information about the places and help you to solve the problems that arouse during the period of trekking which way be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve it.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many staffs are by overseas personnel.

What currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pounds/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. Most of the time major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars. And once you arrive to country you should change them in to Nepalese currency. All your spending money should be in Nepalese rupees all over the country.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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  1. Shortest Everest Base Camp Trekking
    Betty10th January, 2019

    I trekked up to Shortest Everest Base Camp Trekking with 4 friends it was the experience of a lifetime! Bijaya was our Trekking guide, he was so knowledgeable and caring we felt super safe the whole way. We can’t thank them enough for such an amazing trip and lifelong memories! He gave great advice about all sorts of important things, such as altitude sickness, mountain conditions and what we should and shouldn’t eat on the trail. Highly recommend Nepal Trekking in Himalayas for your treks! I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time!

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