Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 10 Days

Trip Facts
DestinationNepal
ActivityEverest Trek
AccomodationHotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
RegionEverest Region
DistanceLukla-EBC-Lukla (130km / 80miles)
Start / End pointKathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration10 Days
Max. Altitude5,555m at Kalapatthar
Meals IncludedAll Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size2-6
Nature of TrekLodge to Lodge Trekking
Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip Codedwt001
Activity Per DayApproximately 4-6 hrs walking
TransportationDomestic Flights (Ktm-Lukla-Ktm) and Pick up & Drop off by Private Transportation (Hotel-Airport-Hotel)
GradeChallenging

Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal - 10 Days

If you are seeking a bold adventure in the Himalayas, Everest Base Camp Trekking or EBC trekking is for you. The EBC trek starts from Lukla (2,850m), passes through challenging terrains, beautiful vistas, traditional Sherpa villages, magnificent Buddhist monasteries, and ascends to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m. However, we will be climbing further to Kala Patthar at 5,555m for better views.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Tour Package

  • Sherpa culture, their lifestyles, and peaceful monasteries -including the Tengboche monastery.
  • Breath-taking views 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 high-land flora and fauna.
  • Stunning Khumbu Glacier
  • Wildlife like snow leopards, musk deer and Himalayan Monal
  • Panoramic view from Kala Pathar (5,555m)
  • One of the world’s highest airport at Syanboche
  • The ancient monastery in Tengboche

Benefits of Everest Base Camp Trek with Discovery World Trekking

  • Free transfer, on a private vehicle, from Tribhuvan International Airport to your hotel on arrival and vice-versa on return
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Monitoring for blood oxygen saturation level using an oximeter. Other medical kits.
  • Sleeping bags and down jacket arrangements, if you do not have your own.
  • Free excess luggage storing service during the trekking period

 

Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person. 

Lukla Flight Information

There might be slight alterations to the trek itinerary, mainly during peak trek seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), as the flight to Lukla will be from Ramechhap/Manthali instead of Kathmandu due to traffic congestion. At other times, the flight will be from Kathmandu. To catch a flight from Ramechhap, we must leave Kathmandu and head to Manthali around 12:30 a.m. on the scheduled departure date. The drive will take around five hours.

 

10-day Everest Base Camp Trek

Mt Everest Base Camp trek forms a part of a to-do list for serious trekkers. This part of the world is quite remote and peaceful, and the trails are challenging. In fact, the Everest Base Camp hike serves as a playground for adventure and thrill-seekers worldwide.

Mount Everest (29,029ft/8,848.68m), does not stand secluded, other tall peaks that lie in the same vicinity are Lhotse (8,516m, Makalu (8,485m/27,838ft), Cho Oyu (8,189m/ 26,867ft)), Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft). The biodiversity in this region is very rich, particularly in Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site.

Your journey to the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal begins with a 40-minute mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This is the Everest Base Camp's shortest trek we provide on foot, without using a helicopter.

On the first day of your Everest Base Camp Short Trek, after setting foot on Lukla, you will trek to Phakding (2650m / 8,562ft), and the following day, you will hike to Namche Bazaar (3,440m).

The trek takes you through some of the most amazing places - like Syangboche Airport (Nepal’s Highest altitude Airport), Yak Farm, Edmund Hillary School, and Khumjung Monastery, believed to house a yeti scalp.

Since this is a 10-day trek, you will continue trekking forward, leaving Namche Bazaar behind and heading to Tengboche - known for Tengboche monastery (3,855m / 12,850ft).

On our fourth day of the Everest Base Camp Short Trek, you will leave Tengboche and trek to Dingboche. The views of glorious peaks and amazing landscapes will reward your trekking effort.

The next day, you will continue the journey from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m /16,175ft). As you reach Lobuche, it will almost be evening, so you will spend the night at Lobuche looking forward to reaching Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598ft) the next day.

On our sixth day, you will reach Everest Base Camp, but first, you will bid goodbye to Lobuche and head to Gorak Shep. In the late afternoon, you will reach Gorak Shep, where you will leave your belongings, and then ascend to the Everest Base Camp (5,364m) - the trek destination.

While on the EBC, you will find yourself rewinding your memories, reflecting upon the hardships you faced, your struggle with nature, and the rewards you have been able to reap. Reaching the EBC camp is a huge achievement. After spending some time in the Everest Base Camp, you will climb back to Gorak Shep, where you will stay for the night.

Early in the morning of this seventh-day short Everest Base Camp Trek, you will wake up early in Gorak Shep and head to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,208ft) to catch the heavenly glimpses of the dawn breaking on Everest. It will probably be the moment you will cherish throughout your life.

After spending some of the best moments of your life in Gorak Shep, you will head back to Pheriche (4,371 m / 14,341ft). You will continue descending for a few days until you arrive at Namche Bazaar and finally at Lukla Airport, from where you will fly back to Kathmandu, where your Everest short trek ends. After this trek, we hope you will love trekking in Nepal to see its magnificent natural wonders.

Your flight will be comfortable and provide time to reflect upon your trek achievements and relive the memories you created during the Everest Base Camp Short Trek.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Short Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is a high-altitude trek, and the classic Everest Base Camp Trek lasts for 14 days, with two days allocated for acclimatization. Unless you are very fit and can trek easily for 7-8 hours, we recommend Classic Everest Base Camp Trek rather than this 10-day intensive short trek. This short trek is very challenging.

Can beginners trek to Everest Base Camp?

This is one of the shortest Everest Base Camp trek. We do not recommend this trek for beginners as the trekking is intense, and the trails are very challenging. The Everest Base Camp elevation is 5,364m. If you are an absolute beginner, we offer many other suitable treks.

DWT recommends all our valuable clients arrive at Kathmandu as early as possible, at least one day before the trek departure date, for last-minute preparations. If in case you missed the online trip briefing, it will allow us time to conduct an in-person briefing. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get delayed due to the weather. In such cases, we reschedule these flights to the next available flight. So, we suggest our clients add at least 2 extra days as a cushion to the trip to avoid international flight delays back to their home country.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  1. day1

    Flight from Kathmandu/Manthali to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350 ft). Trek to Phakding (2650m / 8562ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2km / 3.8miles
    Flight Hours 40/20 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    During busy periods (March, April, May, September, October, and November), the journey starts early in the morning, and flights to Lukla from Kathmandu may be rerouted to Manthali Airport. To catch an early Lukla flight from Manthali, we'll wake you up at your hotel around 12:30 am and take you on a 5-hour drive to Manthali Airport. The flight from Manthali to Lukla takes around 20 minutes.

    To avoid the lengthy drive to Manthali, you can reserve a helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla. It will set you back approximately 550 USD, provided five persons (including yourself) split the helicopter costs.

    If your trek is in December, January, February, June, July, or August, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla directly. After breakfast, we'll transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for a captivating 40-minute flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. The trek from Lukla to Phakding is a brief and enjoyable experience, allowing for acclimatization. You will have time to explore local monasteries and the enchanting village of Phakding during your spare time.

    • Overnight stay at Khumbu Travel Lodge, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day2

    Trek from Phakding (2,650m/ 8,562ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m /11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4km / 4.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    We will continue following Dudh Koshi Riverbank on the second day, crossing rivers on several suspension bridges, including the most popular Hillary Suspension Bridge. Little ahead lies Sagarmatha National Park, where we will register our permits, climb uphill and continue until we arrive at Namche Bazaar - the gateway to Everest Base Camp.

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day3

    Trek from Namche (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9. km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855m / 12,850ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    It is yet another exciting day on the trail. We leave Namche Bazaar for Tengboche on a path that constantly elevates, but the views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam are fantastic. As we pass through the pine forest, you might be able to see high-land wildlife like musk deer or Himalayan Thar. The trails are exciting and, on the way, we will be passing through several suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. When we reach Tengboche, you will be able to see the magnificent 20 feet Budhha statue. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day4

    Trek from Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) to Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12 km / 7.45miles
    Highest Altitude (4,360m / 14,290ft)
    Trek Duration 4,360m / 14,290ft

    There is a lot to cover for this day. So, we start early in the morning at Tengboche and start our trek. The path gradually elevates and passes through small villages, chortens, and mani walls. We will be moving forward along the Lobuche riverbank, entering the Imja Valley to reach Dingboche. Dingboche is famous as a perfect viewpoint for Ama Dablam Peak (6,812m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m). We will appreciate the views from Dingboche and spend the night in this scenic village. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day5

    Trek from Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft) to Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,930m / 16,175ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    By this day, you will have completed half of your trek, and you just need to wait a day more to get to Everest Base Camp. We start this day's trek from Dingboche, but the destination is Lobuche. The trail progresses along with Khumbu Glacier, passes through several lodges, and a stone memorial - built to commemorate those who could not succeed in this harsh terrain. When you reach Lobuche, you will realize that it is a comparatively larger settlement full of shops and hotels. 

    • Overnight stay at Mother Earth House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day6

    Trek from Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5,185m / 17,010ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15km / 9.32miles
    Highest Altitude 5,364m /17,598ft
    Trek Duration 6-8 hours

    Finally, your wait will be over today as our trek takes you to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), the nearest you can be to Mt. Everest - (unless you want to climb it). We will leave Lobuche in the morning, trek through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, climb over steep trails until we reach Gorak Shep.

    We will leave our belongings at Gorak Shep and climb up to the Everest Base Camp. At the Everest Camp, you will probably feel proud of yourself - and it is an event worth celebrating. The views you get to enjoy are stunning, and you will probably remember them throughout your life. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, you will come down to Gorak Shep, where we will stay for the night.

    • Overnight stay at Buddha Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day7

    Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555m / 18,208ft) viewpoint, trek back to Gorak Shep, then to Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.6km / 6miles
    Highest Altitude 5,555m / 18,208ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    You get to witness some of the best dawns in your life on this day. We wake at Gorak Shep and climb up to Kala Patthar, from where you will get to see the first rays of the sun strike Mt. Everest and the other Himalayas. It also provides you the perfect chance to click stunning pictures which you can share with the world. After enjoying the dawn, we return to Gorak Shep, have our breakfast, and trek to Pheriche, our destination for that day.

    • Overnight stay at Himalayan Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day8

    Trek from Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14.3km / 8.8miles
    Highest Altitude 4,250m / 13,945ft
    Trek Duration 6 - 7 hrs

    This day is the second last day at the trekking trails, and since you will be climbing down, the trek will be relatively easy. You will be passing through the rhododendron forests, where we might get to see the Himalayan wildlife - mountain goats, colorful pheasants, and snow leopards. We will also be crossing the suspension bridge on Dudh Koshi to reach Namche Bazaar. 

    • Overnight stay at Sakura Guest House, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day9

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Lukla (2,850 m/9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.5km / 8.3miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    This is the final day at the trails. The trek is quite long but self-gratifying. You will be walking down to Dudh Koshi Valley, and as we progress, we will pass the beautiful village called Toktok. Finally, we will reach Lukla, the destination for this day. It will probably be your last day in the Everest Region. 

    • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn, room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day10

    Fly back to Kathmandu/Manthali from Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 40/20 minutes

    As your trek concludes in Lukla, the exact route you will take to return to Kathmandu depends on the trekking season. Chances are, you'll fly to Manthali, coupled with a subsequent five-hour drive to Kathmandu if your trek falls in March, April, May, September, October, or November. In contrast, during other months (December, January, February, June, July, and August), you will take direct flights to Kathmandu.

    If you prefer not to follow the Lukla-Manthali-Kathmandu route, an alternative is to book a helicopter. It will cost an extra charge of around 550 USD per person if you split the helicopter costs among five people (including yourself).

    As you return to Kathmandu, you might be reliving your remarkable memories. The overall experience you have gained will probably change you - you are a newer person now, more determined and inspired to reach new heights in life. 

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)
What is included in my 10 days EBC Trek Package?
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes
  • Total 9 nights (Four nights at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (2 Nights), rooms with private attached bathrooms. Five nights in standard rooms at Tengboche,Lobuche, Dingbuche,Gorakshep, and Pheriche)
  • All standard meals (10 lunches, 9 dinners, and 10 breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government licensed English-speaking trek leader. For more than 12 trekkers, 1 assistant guide.
  • Porters to carry trekkers luggage. 2 trekkers will share 1 porter. Max weight limit for a porter- 18 kg (9 kg per trekker, weight limit).
  • Covers guides' and porters' wages, their meals, insurance, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenirs - company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek
What is excluded from the package?
  • International flight costs
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (USD 50 for 30-day stay)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9 kg per person) on the trek
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled bottle water, hot (Tea/ Coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guides and porters (recommended)
  • Additional costs incurred due to causes beyond our control, for example, landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All other costs and expenses not listed in the -What is included in my 10 days EBC Trek Package.

Official Everest Base Camp Trek 10 day Route Map

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Route Packing List

We recommend our clients carry only basic clothing and accessories. You can store the excess luggage at the Discovery World Trekking store for free. We will assign one porter for two guests, but the weight limit is 9 kg per person.

We recommend you find a fellow trek partner and pack your luggage together in a duffle bag with a capacity of over 60 kg. Moreover, you might need to carry a small backpack with your valuables and important documents.

Here is the list for you to help you pack for the trek.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglass with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts

  • Long-sleeved shirt

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel

  • Tooth brush

  • Tooth paste

  • Deodorant floss

  • Biodegradable bar soap

  • Nail clippers

  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Trip Information : Best Time | Food | Accommodation & Acclimatization on EBC Trek

Arrival

If you book a 10-day short trek to Everest Base Camp with us, you will find our company representative waiting for you with your name on our company pamphlet at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

They will present you with a Khada or a garland and then take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. Kathmandu has a range of hotels to suit your tastes and budget, and we want to book hotels according to your preferences. 

Trek start

Before starting the trek, we will conduct a short in-person briefing to provide important information about the trip and ensure you have packed essential things. On the trek departure date, the Mt. Everest Base Camp trek starts with an early morning domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight is a short one and lasts about 40 minutes. From Lukla, you will trek to Phakding. 

 

Accommodation

This short Everest Base Camp trip includes a 9-night lodge-to-lodge stay in the Himalayan region. You will be staying at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (2 Nights) in rooms with a private attached bathroom and five nights at Tengboche, Lobuche, Dingboche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche in standard rooms.

Two days stay at Kathmandu before and after the trek is required but not included in the package. You can use Wi-Fi at hotels/lodges by paying a small fee. Similarly, you may also enjoy hot showers. 

 

Meals

During this EBC short trek, you will be trekking a substantial distance at high altitudes, so you need food rich in proteins, carbohydrates, and other nutrients. Food is readily available throughout the trek routes, but you will not have all the options available in big cities. Short EBC trek includes ten breakfasts, ten lunches, and nine dinners in the trek region.

We hand-select the best hotels/lodges/restaurants for hygienic, tasty, and nutritious food. Most menus consist of cuisines that are either local or Asian or popular Western. However, as you reach higher trek regions, the menu items become fewer and fewer. 

We highly recommend you take liquids, such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, garlic soup(must), and fresh vegetable items at high altitudes. Though plenty of non-veg food will be available at trek regions, we do not recommend them because the meat in such places is not hygienic. 

We highly encourage you to avoid dairy (including cheese) and strongly suggest not to consume alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates, as experts recommend avoiding such food items at high-elevation treks.

Please note that all the personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea, coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or cafes except standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

 

Luggage

Our porters carry no more than 18 kg of luggage, and we assign one porter for two trekkers. So your luggage limit is 9 kg. We expect you to carry a backpack for your valuables and essential documents. You can store your luggage at the Discovery World Trekking office for free.

 

Typical day

Each day brings you new places to see, new paths to hike, and opportunities to explore and learn. Our Sherpa guides will brief you about the places you are visiting. You need not worry about your luggage - our porters will carry them.

We will provide you with three standard meals a day, breakfast between 7 AM to 8 AM, lunch in the afternoon after hiking for three or four hours, and dinner at around 7.30 PM. You will be resting for an hour after lunch. After reaching the destination for the day, you will get some time to explore the nearby places.

After dinner and before going to bed, you will get plenty of time to socialize. Your trek leader/guide will also brief you about the next day's plan after dinner. Then you can enjoy yourself playing cards, monopoly, reading books, or watching mountaineering documentaries. If you want, our team members can teach you common Nepali words.

 

Electricity and water

Throughout your ten-day EBC short trek, you can recharge your batteries at hotels/lodges for a small fee. Similarly, you can buy packed mineral water from shops/lodges/hotels or fill your water bottle with boiled water at your hotel. Bringing in your water bottle helps save the ecology. You shouldn't drink water from rivers, taps, or wells because you cannot be sure about the water's purity.

 

Communication

The hotels/lodges in trek regions are internet-connected. Hence, you can use the Wi-Fi in these places to contact your friends and families. However, at high elevations, we will use mobile to communicate. Discovery World Trekking remains in contact with all its trek teams at least once using a cell phone. If you want, you can buy a local SIM card in Kathmandu, but there is no guarantee that the mobile signals are strong enough in high-trek regions.

 

Tipping

Nepali culture accepts tipping. However, tipping is at your discretion. We advise you to tip according to the trip length, cost, and quality of service. Further, we recommend you tip collectively at the end of the trek.

 

Trek end

On the tenth day, we will fly you back to Kathmandu from Lukla early morning. The flight will take around 40 minutes. You are free to spend the remaining time as you please. Later in the day, we will organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu.  

 

Feedback

During the farewell dinner, we will also present you with a trek achievement certificate. If you are satisfied with our service, we encourage you to leave feedback on major travel portals.

 

Useful Info

Lukla is the only airport in the trek region. However, this airport cannot function in bad weather conditions. There is a chance of flight delays between Kathmandu and Lukla. Hence, we advise our clients to add extra two days for the trek.

These days can act as a cushion and help to avoid missing your international flight back home. In case of flight delays, you can reserve a helicopter, but this will set you back anywhere between USD 500 to 1,000. Please also note that in busy trek seasons, you might have to use Manthali Airport in Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu. 

Please note that the above itinerary is a general guideline. In rare cases, we might have to modify the itinerary to adapt to situations beyond our control, such as bad weather, unavailability of lodges, and bad trail conditions. 


Trip extension

If you have extra time in Nepal, we can organize activities for you during your stay. There are various options. You can go on a sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu, visit Chitwan National Park, rafting, canoeing, or even join another trek. 

 

Departure

On your departure date back to your country, our company representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Trek season

The weather is the decisive factor for the Everest Base Camp trek. The best trek seasons are spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November) due to cool temperatures, clear skies, and good trail conditions. 

However, locals and professional trekkers hike to Everest Base Camp throughout the year, and Discovery World Trekking conducts Everest Base Camp treks in all seasons. Here are the weather conditions at high trek elevations during different months.

January – February

The weather at this time is among the coldest throughout January and up to early February. The days are moderately warm, but the nights are cold, and you can expect lots of snowfall. If you are allergic to colds, we advise you to avoid your trek during this season. 

Temperature: 15°C to -15°C

March – April

It is one of the best seasons to hike to the Everest Base Camp. The weather starts to warm, the skies become clear and you will enjoy fantastic views. By mid-March, the temperature becomes substantial, but it is comfortable. 

Temperature: 18 °C to -12 °C

May - June

May and June provide a perfect opportunity to trek to Everest Base Camp. However, to avoid rainfall, you must trek before the end of June. The temperature is quite warm, and you should be able to enjoy trekking during these months.

Temperature: 25°C to -5°C

July - August

The rainfall hits its peak during this time, and there are chances that flights to Lukla may get canceled or delayed. Still, many trekkers trek to Everest Base Camp during this time, and Discovery World Trekking does conduct Everest Base Camp treks during these months. 

Temperature: 27°C to 5°C

September - October

It is also one of the perfect seasons for EBC Trek, and no wonder large numbers of thrill-seekers trek to Everest Base Camp during these months. The clear skies provide great views of the snow-capped mountains, landscapes, and lush flora. It is also the time when Nepalis celebrate their most important festivals, so if you trek during this time, you will also get to witness Hindu festivals.

Temperature: 20°C to 5 °C

November - December

As winter slowly begins, snowfalls start. Nights start getting colder. However, early November provides a great time to trek to Everest as the skies are clear and the views are unhindered. From December, the temperature drops and brings a lot of snowfall. 

Temperature: 18°C to -10 °C

The weather in high elevations is volatile and changes quickly.

Trek difficulty

Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the Everest Base Camp, but there are no scheduled acclimatization days. You will spend three nights over 4,000m, and the hike will take you up to 5,555m at Kala Patthar.

We recommend this trek to those with high-altitude trek experience, good physical fitness, a positive attitude, plenty of self-confidence, and strong determination. You need to be able to hike five to seven hours per day for ten days. 

Trekking at high altitudes is physically demanding. This trek not only takes you to high elevations, but the route is rough with rocky mountains, steep ascents, and descents. However, no technical experience or skills are necessary. 

Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks before the trip start will enhance your stamina and lets you enjoy the trek fully. Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us about their condition or consult a physician before booking.

However, there is no need to worry about your safety, DWT provides experienced guides with extensive first-aid training. They will constantly monitor your oxygen level to detect altitude sickness very early. Furthermore, we have designed the itineraries to avoid altitude sickness.

In case of severe altitude sickness, the only cure is to descend immediately, your trek leader has the ultimate authority to decide if a person in your team shows signs of altitude sickness.

 

Trek safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees the safety and security of all clients. Our experienced crew carries standard gear and equipment along with first aid kits. They will monitor blood oxygen levels at high altitudes.

If someone on the trek gets sick, the trek leader decides whether to continue or descend immediately. In emergencies, we will arrange rescue helicopters in consultation with the insurance company. Further, you will be trekking in groups for safety and security.

 

DWT team

Our team members are experienced tour guides and porters born and raised in high altitudes. Therefore, they have high endurance and are habituated in high mountain regions. Our porters will carry your luggage. 

All our team members are insured and receive medical care when ill or injured. We also provide them with basic necessities like food and accommodation. Our team members, like our clients, are part of a global family, and we want to keep all our family members happy.

Our trek guides or team leaders have 

  • Government-authorized Trekking Guide Certificate
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Language fluency in English and another major language
  • Rock climbing skills

 

Visa

All foreigners except Indians require a visa to enter Nepal. Citizens from most countries receive an on-arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).  For more visa information, visit https://www.immigration.gov.np/

To get the on-arrival visa, you need a passport, valid for at least six -months, a passport-size photo, and a visa fee. The current visa fee is USD 50 for 30 days, and you can pay it in cash at the TIA. 

Citizens of China and the SAARC countries can receive a free visa. Citizens from certain countries - including Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan - may not be eligible for on-arrival visas. So, citizens from these countries need to contact the local Nepalese embassy.



Trek booking  

Discovery World Trekking is a government-authorized, registered, and licensed trekking and touring operator in Nepal. We are proud members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN).

We require 10 percent of the trek cost as an advance to confirm the booking. After booking, you can provide us with other necessary documents such as a copy of your passport, passport-sized photos, travel insurance policy, and details of your arrival and departure flights. We ask that you submit these documents within a week from the booking date.

For your convenience, we offer various payment options. You can pay the advance through bank transfer, Wise, or online payment directly from our website. You can settle the remaining amount in cash, bank transfer, or credit card upon your arrival in Nepal. We will also email you the available payment modes and their corresponding details.

You can book this EBC trek here.


Currency exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the national currency. (1 USD = Approx 130 NPR)

You can exchange major foreign currencies at local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Some hotels may exchange small amounts of cash. The ongoing currency exchange is displayed visibly at legal money exchanges. 

We recommend you bring cash to avoid lengthy bank processes and commissions. You can also withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel. Most ATMs are open 24 hours, and if you are using a foreign card, the maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee. Trek regions do not have banks and money exchanges. So you should exchange your money in Kathmandu as trek regions only accept Nepali Rupees. 

Most established banks in Asia do not honor old, torn, or faded foreign currency notes, so be sure to bring new clear notes.



Extra personal expenses

This trek package covers major costs but not all of them. You will need extra money for

  • Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu 
  • Visa fees, travel insurance policy purchase
  • Beverages (hot (tea and coffee) drinks, cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks), snacks
  • Tips for the crew
  • Souvenirs and other personal expenses 
  • Other costs not stated in the “cost includes section” above



Travel Insurance

Trekking insurance is mandatory for the EBC trek. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation- including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 5,500m).

If you want, Discovery World Trekking can recommend insurance providers for you based on the previous client feedback. However, we are not involved in selling insurance. We request all our valuable clients send their insurance documents to DWT once they book the trek. 

In emergencies, we will use your insurance and informational documents for a quick rescue operation. Your insurance must cover mountain rescue service at high altitudes (6000m).

Before buying travel insurance (don't just rely on their website), call the insurance company and ask if your coverage includes helicopter rescue and evacuation at altitudes up to 5,500m.

Last-minute booking

It is always better to book your trek as early as possible. However, we provide a last-minute booking option for those who missed booking EBC short trek early. To take advantage of this service, you must pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the intended trek departure date.

Please note that we are ready to organize treks at all times. However, in case of last-minute booking, the treks may get delayed due to circumstances beyond our control, such as flight unavailability, challenging weather, lodging unavailability, etc.

Group & private trek

We conduct both group and private treks. If you have your own group, you are eligible for discounts proportional to your group size. However, you will not get discounts for the groups we assemble. For groups of 12 or more, we also add an assistant guide.

 

Ecotourism

Discovery World Trekking is aware of the undesired environmental consequences that tourism can bring to the trek regions. Hence, we try our best to leave only our footprints behind. Further, we partner with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-trips.

 

Quick Note:

Please note that the Everest Base Camp Short Trek includes a fixed departure date from Kathmandu. Please review your designated departure date, and if the time does not suit you, let us know. We can rearrange a trek at your convenient time.

We look forward to guiding you to Everest Base Camp through some of the most stunning landscapes in the Himalayas.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Company Reviews

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Based on the opinion of at least 1115 people.

5 out of 5 reviews from tripadvisor brand

Gary Thomas

Written Jan 09 , 2023

I cannot thank Discovery World Trekking enough for the incredible Everest Base Camp Short Trek experience they provided. From start to finish, their team went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. The itinerary was well-paced, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the breathtaking landscapes while also having time to acclimatize.

 


Prem shared fascinating stories and introduced us to the local way of life. The highlight of the trek was reaching Everest Base Camp, an achievement I will forever cherish. Discovery World Trekking exceeded my expectations, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking a memorable Himalayan adventure.

Patt David

Written Jan 03 , 2023

The trek itself was an incredible journey, with awe-inspiring views of the Khumbu region. The experienced guide ensured our safety and well-being at all times, making the trek enjoyable and worry-free. I am grateful to Discovery World Trekking for creating an adventure that will forever hold a special place in my heart.

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Caden

Feb 27 , 2024

Absolutely breathtaking! The Everest Base Camp short trek was an unforgettable adventure. The stunning landscapes, towering peaks, and vibrant culture make every step worth it. The trail is well-marked, and the guides are knowledgeable and friendly. I am glad I chose Discovery World Trekking for my trekking trip. It truly was worth it.

Despite its short duration, the experience is packed with awe-inspiring moments. Accommodation and meals along the way exceeded expectations. Highly recommend for anyone seeking a taste of the Everest region's majesty in a shorter timeframe. A must-do for all adventure seekers!

Adams

Feb 01 , 2024

Trekking to Everest Base Camp on the short route was an exhilarating experience! Despite its brevity, this trek offered a condensed yet immersive glimpse into the majestic Himalayas. Thank you Discovery World Trekking for this wonderful journey.

The professionalism and expertise of our guides ensured a safe and enjoyable expedition. Their knowledge of the terrain, coupled with their dedication to our well-being, made the trek seamless and worry-free. I have more to say but this review won't be enough to explain everything I witnessed. Highly recommended. 

4.9

Based on the opinion of at least 163 people in the Travel & Vacation Category.

4.9 out of 5 reviews from tripadvisor brand

Kiara R

Apr 11, 2023

From the moment we landed in Kathmandu until our safe return, Paul took care of everything. Sujan was an amazing guide and his expertise was invaluable. His insights into the local culture made me experience a smooth trekking journey. The climb was challenging but rewarding, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Everest and its neighboring peaks. I would highly recommend Discovery World Trekking to anyone looking for an adventure of a lifetime.

Alize M

US

Jan 24, 2023

 I am immensely grateful to Discovery World Trekking for creating an experience that I will cherish for a lifetime. It was the best decision of my life to take this ebc short trek.  I always wanted to experience such feelings that will take me into my dream where I am floating in the clouds and this trek did exactly that. Our Guides were gems and I didn't feel any mismanagement throughout the 10 days. For my side, It's a 10/10 journey.

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