Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days

Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days
Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days
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Destination: Nepal

Trip Duration: 12 Days

Grade: Moderate

Min Pax:01 pax

Trip Type: Lodge to Lodge Trek

Altitude: 5400m

Accommondation: Lodge to lodge

Transport:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Start From: Kathmandu

End: Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

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Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days - Short Everest Base Camp Trekking : 

Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries in the world in terms of nature, culture and views. Short Everest Base Camp Trek is the much popular Tourist destination in Nepal. The trek is very adventurous and full of magnificent views, exciting sceneries and large mountains. Short Everest Base Camp Trek is full bunch of excitement, fun and adventure in the Everest.

It is to be noted that in case of higher altitudes during the trail the lodges may be closed because of unfavorable weather conditions and difficult time might be spent in finding place for overnight stay, although you don’t need to worry about it at all as we are here to go along with you in the whole trek to take care of you and make it a wonderful moment for you with full safeguard. We will also guide you about the time when you have to carry your tent.

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

Therefore, start to plan and join this 12 days short Trek plan to Everest Base Camp 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! 

Note: If you have short time for Everest Base Camp Trek , you can come back by Helicopter from Everest Base Camp or Kala patthar. 


    • Scenic flight of Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu. 
    • Exploring the Everest Base Camp.
    • Everest Base Camp Trekking cover up to 5545 meter.
    • Everest Base Camp Trekking route is through Sherpa village.
    • 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 monastry and gompa in Everest region.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01:Kathmandu to Lukla flight then Trek to Phakding. (Altitude: 2800m).

Day 02:Phakding - Namche Bazaar. ( 3440m - 5hrs).

Day 03:Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization day. ( 3800m - 5 hrs).

Day 04:Trekking- Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. (3800m - 5hrs).

Day 05:Trek to Tengboche to Dingboche. (4260m - 5 hrs).

Day 06:Acclimatization at Dingboche (4260 m.- 5 hrs)

Day 07:Trek to Dingboche to Lobuche. (4930m - 5 hrs).

Day 08:Trek to Lobuche to Everest Base Camp then returns to Gorakshep. (5300m - - 5 hrs)

Day 09:Trek to Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and Pheriche. ( 5545m - - 5 hrs).

Day 10:Trek to Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. (3440m - 6 hrs).

Day 11:Trek to Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2860m-6hrs).

Day 12:Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.

What's Includes

    • Accommodation on full board in Everest base camp trekking routes in best 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.

What's not Includes

    • 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.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu to Lukla flight then Trek to Phakding. (Altitude: 2800m).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.

Day 2Phakding - Namche Bazaar. ( 3440m - 5hrs).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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization day. ( 3800m - 5 hrs).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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4Trekking- Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. (3800m - 5hrs).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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5Trek to Tengboche to Dingboche. (4260m - 5 hrs).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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6Acclimatization at Dingboche (4260 m.- 5 hrs)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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7Trek to Dingboche to Lobuche. (4930m - 5 hrs).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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8Trek to Lobuche to Everest Base Camp then returns to Gorakshep. (5300m - - 5 hrs)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. The trail is an ordinary trek and stay overnight at Gorak Shep.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 9Trek to Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and Pheriche. ( 5545m - - 5 hrs).After 7-8 hours, you can see peak of the Everest very clearly. The trail is the most difficult part of the entire trekking. You need to be careful here and follow the guidance of our experts. After Kala Patthar, the trek would become simpler and descending. Overnight in Pheriche.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10Trek to Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. (3440m - 6 hrs).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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11Trek to Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2860m-6hrs).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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 12Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.You will be returned to Kathmandu loaded with trek memories through flight for final departure.
Meal: Breakfast.

Usefull Info

  • How is Nepal?
    Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of  China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the worlds ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.

    Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.

    In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.
  • Passport and Visa:
    First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal, if you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.
  • Weather: 
    Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.

    Nepal has four seasons:

    Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
    Summer:  (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
    Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Hindi name Dashain and Tihar. For more detail about Nepal Weather:
  • Currency: 
    The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For more exchange rates, please visit Nepal Rastra Bank.
  • Insurance:
    We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, lost of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.
  • Accommodation:
    Himalayan Asia provides you minimum two star hotels or according to your choice in city area and lodge or Tea house in trekking route.. We always search and give to our client’s standard lodge with good environment which make your trip happy and healthy.
  • Food:
    We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine but during trek we eat from Nepalese menu especially Pasta, Mo Mo , soup items, Dal Bhat, tea, coffee etc. In trekking route, you will take dinner and breakfast in lodge and lunch will be along the way.
  • When is best season for trek and tour for Nepal?
    The best time to come is September, October and November and March, April and May.
  • Is it suitable trekking for me?
    If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website.   We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also.
  • Need any special equipment for Everest base camp trekking?
    In another column, you can find what you need to carry. Need to bring warm clothes, comfortable shoes, trousers. Or you can buy in Kathmandu before starting trekking.
  • What will happen if get any emergency in the Everest base camp trekking?
    We suggest to all our clients do insurance before going trekking. If you have any problem, consult with your guide and he will give suggestion. In our office, one staff is available twenty four hours in phone call; you can call him/her.
  • Do I need permit before trekking in Nepal?
    For entering in trekking route, you need permit and TIMS card. For restricted area, you need special permit. You can discuss with our consultant.
  • Is Nepal safe and especially for single travelling woman?
    Absolutely, Nepal is safe for traveler. For woman and man, Nepal is safe. While going trekking, we suggest take one staff with you. If you go by yourself, you donot know right way and can missed way.
  • What do I need for Everest base camp trekking?
    -Long Underwear Tops and Bottoms (Midweight, Synthetic)
    -Hiking Pants (Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
    -Day Pack (21L-35L)  
    -Rain Jacket (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)
    -Rain Pants (Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)
    -Fleece/Wool Jacket or Sweater
    -Fleece Pants
    -Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
    -Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool)
    -Sun Hat
    -Fleece/Wool Hat/Wool Gloves
    -Hiking Boots
    -Headlamp with Fresh Batteries
    -Day Pack Rain Cover
    -Sport Sunglasses
    -Sun Block and Lip Balm
    -Water bottled.
    -Insulated Jacket
    -Luggage (1 Piece, Will Leave at Hotel While Trekking)
    -Luggage Tags and Locks (2)
    -Liner Socks (Synthetic)
    -Fleece/Wool Liner Gloves
    -Casual Shoes for Travel and Free Time
    -Casual Clothing for Travel and Town Wear (Lightweight, Easily Washable)
    -Energy Snacks and Drink Mixes
    -Trekking Poles
    -Camp Towel
    -Personal First Aid Kit/Medications (Lightweight)
    -Stuff Sacks
    -Throat Lozenges
    -Personal Bathroom Kit: Toilet Paper, Ziplock Bags, Personal Wipes, Hand Cleaner
    -T- Shirts (Synthetic)
  • Travel document.
    Valid Passport
    -Copy of Passport (2 Copies, First Page Only)
    -Airline Tickets (Confirmation and Itinerary)
    -Nepal Visa Form (May be Obtained at Kathmandu Airport)
    -Passport Photo (4)


  • Hotel and Accommodation on Everest Base Camp Trekking:
    We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel. Single supplement charge will cost an additional USD 220.
  • Meals Everest Base Camp Trekking:
    The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets. 
  • Guide and porter in Everest Base Camp Trekking:
    We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person.  One porter carries 20 kg .
  • Luggage/Bag pack in Everest Base Camp Trekking:
    For main luggage, we will provide one porter for two person. We suggest you to make two bag pack for trekking. One is for you where you can put cash, mobile, passport, sun cream, water bottle or light things which you need every time and another one where you can put your clothes, spare jacket and other heavy items. In domestic airlines, they provide fifteen kg including your hand bag , excess weight is chargeable around USD one per kg.

  • Personal Expenses Everest Base Camp Trekking:
    Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.
  • Group Size, guide and crew member Everest  Base Camp Trekking:
    Himalayan Asia Treks organizing Everest base camp trekking single to maximum sixteen pax in one group. If we have more than sixteen pax , we split this group into more groups. If there are two or more groups, you can walk together and can stay in same lodge but guide and other staff will be different. Our crew member is government certified and experienced in trekking fields.
  • Join a fixed date group trek or private departure Everest Base Camp Trekking:
    During our establishment of company, we operate group joining, fixed departure and private basis. If you are single and planning to join our group, please check our fixed departure date or consult with our operator.
  • Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation for Everest Base Camp Trekking:
    In trekking route , sometimes there was bad accident due to high altitude sickness or causality. If something is happen in trekking route or when you are in Nepal, you can contact with your guide or our office staff. We facilitate to our client spot to hospital by air or ambulance. We suggest to our client, please do insurance and forward to our company with your other document. For more details Click Here TIPS OF PREVENT HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS IN TREKKING IN NEPAL.
  • Some do’s and do not’s Everest Base camp trekking :
    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, just check in some temple not allowed to enter 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.
  • Flight Information about Kathmandu and Lukla Everest Base Camp Trekking: 
    For going Everest Region Trekking, we have to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla by small Twin Otter plane. Lukla airport is Nepal’s domestic airport and Himalaya region airport so there is no more facility like in other airport.  In sometimes, flight will be cancelled or delayed due to mountain weather or some technical problems of aircraft. In that case, you have to pay for extra days bill in Kathmandu or Lukla. If flight cancelled and you have international flight in such case, Himalayan Asia Treks will charter helicopter to catch your onwards flight. This cost of Helicopter charter has to payable directly to our Kathmandu office or our fields’ staff. The cost will depend on the number of group members.
    We recommended that you should take some time in Kathmandu for rest after finishing trekking. In case, your flight cancelled from to Kathmandu/ Lukla then there is no chance to miss your onwards flights. Same, you come earlier before one day then easy to buy necessary goods like Jacket, shoes or any trekking equipments.