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Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days- EBC Short Trek

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition P Ltd's Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days. Offering a meticulously crafted itinerary, this trek ensures you experience the majesty of the Everest region in just 12 days. With detailed maps and a comprehensive PDF guide, you'll navigate the rugged terrain with ease, soaking in breathtaking vistas along the way. This trek promises the best of Everest Base Camp in a condensed timeframe, making it ideal for those with limited time. Plus, with competitive pricing, including special rates for Nepali adventurers, it's an opportunity not to be missed. Immerse yourself in the allure of Everest Base Camp 2024, 2025 following a carefully curated itinerary that showcases the highlights of the region while maximizing your time in the Himalayas.


Embark on the ultimate adventure with the Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days by Himalayan Asia Treks. This meticulously crafted trekking is designed for those seeking a condensed yet fulfilling experience amidst the majestic Himalayas. Accessible through a convenient Short EBC Trek PDF guide and comprehensive map, this trek offers the best of the Everest region in just 12 days, making it ideal for those with limited time. With a carefully planned itinerary, including highlights from the 14-day route, trekkers will witness breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and the iconic Everest Base Camp itself. The cost-effective package ensures an unforgettable journey without compromising on quality, catering to both international and Nepali trekkers alike. Explore the wonders of the Everest region with this unforgettable expedition.

Embark on a thrilling 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Himalayan Asia Treks, a journey that promises to be an unforgettable adventure. EBC Trek Itinerary is carefully crafted to provide an efficient yet immersive experience. The trek allow you to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Khumbu region. Hikers trek through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and challenging terrain. Trekkers enjoy stunning views of the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest. Himalayan Asia Treks expert guides will lead you through this iconic trail, ensuring your safety. We make more comfort trek as you push your limits and achieve the remarkable feat of reaching Everest Base Camp in just 12 days.

Embarking on the 12 Days Everest Base Camp trek is an adventure that promises an immersive experience within the majestic Himalayas. Lasting 12 days, this trek offers an ideal blend of challenge and awe-inspiring beauty. The daily distances vary, typically covering around 10-15 kilometers a day, providing ample time to absorb the breathtaking landscapes and acclimate to the increasing elevation. In December, the trek presents a unique charm with snowy vistas adding to its allure. The hike's elevation gain is considerable, with a rise from Lukla at around 2,800 meters to the Base Camp at approximately 5,364 meters. The short EBC trek's difficulty level can be challenging, demanding moderate to high fitness levels due to altitude effects and varied terrain. However, the structured Everest Base Camp trek schedule and tour guidance ensure a balanced and safe journey, making this expedition undeniably worth every step for those seeking an unparalleled adventure in the lap of the world's highest peak.

The Everest Base Camp Short Trek is a popular trekking option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Everest in limited time. While the traditional EBC Trekking takes about 12-14 days, the short trek is a condensed version that typically takes around 9-10 days to complete. It offers stunning views of the world's highest peaks. The trek allows you to experience the Sherpa culture and the unique mountain landscape of the Khumbu region.Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries globally in terms of nature, culture, and views. 

12 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular Trekking Package in Nepal Everest Region. Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days is very adventurous and full of magnificent views, exciting sceneries, and giant mountains in the Everest. The another option of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek is Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter. 

Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days is a complete bunch of excitement, fun, and adventure in Everest. Himalayan Asia Treks operates 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter 12 Days. Therefore, 12 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek is a challenging time spent in another lodge to find a place for an overnight stay. However, you do not need to worry about it at all as we are here to go along with you on the whole trek to take care of you and make it an incredible moment for you with complete guide. We will also guide you about the time when you have to carry your tent.

The 12 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek starts from ancient Kathmandu, where you can explore the beautiful city at your leisure. The local people of the place are very supportive, and friendly. The best part of trek is that they do not hesitate to help even strangers. Which will make you enjoy and explore the beauty of the place to the full extent. So get ready to explore and feel the Buddhist Culture that gives you eminent piece of mind and refreshment to your body along with the thrilling experience. The language constraint will also not be a problem as most people understand English there, and some also speak well.

Another option to make a short Everest Base Camp Trek is Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter. In EBC Trek Return by Helicopter, Trekkers will pick up from Kala Patthar then fly to Kathmandu airport. 

Therefore, start to plan and join this 12 days Short EBC Trek and experience with us the world of adventure in the mountains of Everest with dramatic sceneries and glorious sights en route with lots of fun and adventure! 

Flight Information about Kathmandu and Lukla Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days:

Forgoing 12 days Short EBC Trek, we have to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla by small Twin Otter plane. Lukla airport is Nepal's domestic airport and Himalayan region airport, so there is no more facility like in other airports. Sometimes, the flight will cancel or delay due to mountain weather or some technical problems with the aircraft. In that case, you have to pay for extra days' bills in Kathmandu or Lukla. If a flight is canceled and you have an international flight in such case, 

Nepal Government has announced that the flight has shifted from Ramechhap due to high traffic. The Ramechhap airport is located 130KM far from Kathmandu and approximately 4 hour's drive.

 If you avoid a flight from Ramechhap to Lukla, then another option is a Helicopter Charter for five people. Generally, the Helicopter charge is USD500.00 per person for one way. However, helicopter charter service is not guaranteed. After confirming your Short EBC Trek 12 Days, we coordinate with the Helicopter for a joining for your easy transport.

Duration of Everest Base Camp Short Trek

  • The trek typically takes around 10 to 12 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and individual pace.
  • Starting Point: The trek usually starts with a flight from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, to Lukla. Lukla is a small town in the Khumbu region and serves as the gateway to the Everest region.

Altitude of Everest Base Camp Short Trek

The trek involves ascending to high altitudes. Everest Base Camp itself situates at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). Thehighest point is Kala Patthar 5644 m. which is the popular 360 degree view of Mt Everest. It is important to take proper acclimatization breaks and be aware of altitude sickness symptoms during the trek.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Short Trek

The EBC Short Trek offers breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Trekkers also pass through traditional Sherpa villages, Buddhist monasteries, and scenic landscapes.

Accommodation of Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Along the trekking route, there are tea houses and lodges that provide basic accommodation and meals. These establishments offer a warm bed, meals, and sometimes even hot showers. The accommodation options may vary in terms of facilities and comfort. But, they offer a cozy place to rest during the trek.

Permits of Everest Base Camp Short Trek

For Everest Base Camp Short Trek, trekkers need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. These permits obtain in Kathmandu or at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo.

Best Time to Trek of Short Everest Base Camp

The best time to do the Everest Base Camp Short Trek is during March to May and September to December months. These months offer clear skies, stable weather conditions, and moderate temperatures, making for an enjoyable trekking experience.

Fitness Level for Everest Base Camp Short Trek

EBC Trek 12 Days consider less strenuous than the full Everest Three Pass Trek, it still requires a moderate level of physical fitness. Prior trekking experience is beneficial but not essential. Regular exercise and preparation before the trek can significantly enhance your experience.

Trekkers to know before Short EBC Trekking

Can you do Everest Base Camp in 10 days?

Yes, it is technically possible to do the Everest Base Camp trek in 10 days, but it's quite challenging and not recommended for everyone. The standard trek to Everest Base Camp usually takes 12 days to allow for proper acclimatization to the high altitude. A 10-day itinerary would require a much faster pace, which increases the risk of altitude sickness and exhaustion. However, some experienced trekkers who are already acclimatized to high altitudes might opt for a shorter duration.

What is the shortest time to do Everest Base Camp trek?

The shortest time to do the Everest Base Camp trek largely depends on individual preferences, physical fitness, and acclimatization capabilities. While some adventurous trekkers may complete the journey in as little as 8 or 9 days, this is not recommended for most people due to the risk of altitude sickness. A shorter duration increases the strain on the body, making it harder to adjust to the high altitude and increasing the likelihood of health issues.

Why do hikers spend 2 weeks at Everest Base Camp?

Hikers often spend around 2 weeks at Everest Base Camp primarily for acclimatization purposes. The human body needs time to adjust to the thin air and decreased oxygen levels at high altitudes. Spending a longer period at Everest Base Camp allows trekkers to gradually ascend, giving their bodies time to adapt and reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses such as altitude sickness, which can be life-threatening if not managed properly.

What is the shortest route on the Everest Base Camp trek?

The shortest route on the Everest Base Camp trek typically starts from Lukla, where most trekkers fly in from Kathmandu, and follows the classic trail through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and finally reaches Everest Base Camp. This route covers approximately 130 kilometers round trip. While there are variations and alternative routes available, this traditional path is favored by most trekkers due to its scenic beauty and well-established infrastructure, including teahouses and lodges along the way.


  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu. 
  • Exploring the Everest Base Camp.
  • Everest Base Camp Trekking covers up to 5545 meters.
  • The Everest Base Camp Trekking route is through Sherpa village.
  • The Buddhist culture in Everest Base Camp Trekking route.
  • Breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other peaks.
  • Culture and lifestyle of Sherpa people in Everest region.
  • Various monasteries and Gompa in the Everest region.

Day to Day Itinerary

After reaching Kathmandu, you will be picked up for Fly to Lukla which is for approx. 40 minutes where you can enjoy breathtaking stunning views of mountain rages and valleys. Reach Lukla and then the journey of trekking to Phakding will start which is at altitude level of approx. 2800m. Here you can capture beautiful rural sights in the entire trek.
Overnight in Phakding.

  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Phakding.
  • Altitude: 2800m.

On this day, you will start trekking to Namche Bazaar which is situated at altitude level of approx. 3440m. You will go through Dudh Koshi River along the side and pass through Zapute, Toktok, Benkar, Chumoa to Monjo through thick green forest. Some of the Beautiful Glimpses of Everest could be seen from here but not clearly. We will break at small beautiful tea houses and shops. Overnight stay in the Namche Bazar.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar.
  • Altitude: 3800m.

This day will be rest day at Namche Bazaar. Namche is the popular Acclimatization stop for the trekkers to this route. You can visit the Namche Bazaar market and Namche Monastery this day. You can also buy interesting items from Namche bazaar as your trek memory or you have option to visit Khumjung, Khunde and Khongde village which further adds value to your acclimatization while allowing you to enjoy the glorious views of Mt. Everest surrounded by snow-capped peaks along with exploring Sherpa culture.
Overnight stay at lodge in Namche bazaar.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Namche bazaar.
  • Altitude: 3800m.

Tengboche is one of the most beautiful places in the entire trekking route. Just enjoy and explore the beauty of this small valley. The trail is accompanied with eminent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse , Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Ama Dablam along with a very close up view of Thamserku.
Overnight in Tengboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Tengboche.
  • Altitude: 3800m.

The trek will start in morning after breakfast and go towards Pangboche village where stunning views of Mount Ama Dablam can be seen. The trekkers will pass through Labuche River and steep up to Dingboche.
Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Dingboche.
  • Altitude: 4260m.

This day will also be the acclimatization day at Dingboche where along with resting you can enjoy the view of world’s top 3 mountain peaks i.e. Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho Yu. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Dingboche.
  • Altitude: 4260m.

After breakfast, the trail will go to Lobuche besides the Khumbu glacier. The trail is a short and steep hike from Dughla. You must take picture capture with this outstanding route as it is full of mountaineer’s memorials.
Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Lobuche.
  • Altitude: 4930m.

The route is entirely glacier first. Today is the most important day because trekkers can touch world’s highest peak’s Everest Base Camp. You can mesmerize your holidays in picture. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the pinnacle of the adventure, where trekkers step foot on the legendary site that serves as the launching point for Everest expeditions. The journey to base camp offers a glimpse into the mountaineering world and a chance to witness the camaraderie of climbers and the logistical hub that supports their endeavours. The return to Gorakshep brings trekkers back to the cozy village nestled in the Himalayan landscape, allowing for reflection on the achievement and a chance to savor the beauty of the surrounding peaks.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Gorak Shep.
  • Altitude: 5164m.

The hike to Kala Patthar and subsequent trek back to Pheriche is a memorable leg of the journey that promises breathtaking panoramas and a sense of accomplishment. Kala Patthar, standing at an impressive 5,545 meters, offers one of the most iconic viewpoints in the Everest region. From its summit, trekkers are rewarded with an unparalleled sunrise view over the Himalayan giants, including Everest. After soaking in the majestic scenery, the descent to Pheriche follows, allowing trekkers to gradually retrace their steps and immerse themselves in the unique culture of the region.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Pheriche.
  • Altitude: 4371m.

For 6 - 7 hours, you have to descend from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar and then take a little hike before Tengboche and after Phungi Thanga.
Overnight in Namche Bazar.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar.
  • Altitude: 3440m.

Enjoy your last day of trekking in Khumbu region. Walking towards lukla, the trail is quite difficult although not hard at all. Overnight in Lukla.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2860m.

Today is the last day of Everest Base Camp Trek 12  Days. You will be returned to Kathmandu loaded with trek memories through flight for final departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Location: Kathmandu.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on mountain lodge in twin or double sharing.
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing by private).
  • Flight ticket of Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu.
  • Three times meals at Everest base camp trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg).
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Sagarmatha national park entrance fees.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return after trek.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Meals in Kathmandu .
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips (Not Mandatory but expected).
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

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Useful Information

Things to know before Trek to Everest Base Camp

Before embarking on the Everest Base Camp Short Trek, there are several important things you should know to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • Trekking Permits: You will need to obtain necessary permits to trek in the Everest region. The two main permits required are the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. These can be obtained in Kathmandu or through a registered trekking agency.
  • Physical Fitness: The Everest Base Camp Short Trek is still a physically demanding trekking, despite being shorter in duration than the full EBC Trek 14 Days . It is important to have a good level of fitness and endurance. Regular cardiovascular and strength training exercises prior to the trek are recommended.
  • Altitude Sickness: As you ascend to higher altitudes, the risk of altitude sickness increases. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms, such as headache, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. Acclimatization days during the trek are crucial for your body to adapt to the changing altitude.
  • Packing Essentials: Proper gear and equipment are essential for a successful trek. Some essential items to pack include trekking boots, warm clothing (layers), a good-quality sleeping bag, a down jacket, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, a headlamp, sunscreen, a water bottle, and basic medical supplies. It's also advisable to exchange some cash in Kathmandu, as ATMs may not be available along the trekking route.
  • Accommodation: Along the Everest Base Camp Short Trek, you'll find tea houses and lodges that offer basic accommodation and meals. It's generally not necessary to carry camping equipment unless you prefer to camp. However, during peak trekking seasons, it's advisable to book accommodations in advance due to high demand.
  • Weather Conditions: The weather in the Everest region can be highly unpredictable, even during the trekking seasons. Be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions, including cold temperatures, strong winds, and occasional snowfall. Check the weather forecast before starting your trek and pack accordingly.
  • Trekking Guides and Porters: Hiring a local guide or porter can enhance your trekking experience. Guides are knowledgeable about the area, provide valuable information, and ensure your safety. Porters can help carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight and reduce the risk of fatigue. Always book Everest Base Camp Short Trek with local Trekking company in Nepal.
  • Travel Insurance: It's essential to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities, medical emergencies, and evacuation by helicopter if necessary. Check the policy to ensure it includes high-altitude trekking and provides adequate coverage for your needs.
  • Responsible Trekking: Respect the local culture, customs, and environment while trekking in the Everest region. Follow the principles of Leave No Trace and avoid littering. Be mindful of the local communities and their way of life.
  • Trekking Season: The best time to undertake the Everest Base Camp Short Trek is during the pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons. These months typically offer stable weather and clear views of the mountains.

Some do’s and do not’s Trekking in Nepal:

  • Respect local culture and people.
  • The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
  • While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.