Short Everest Base Camp Trek is the shortened version of the standard Everest Base Camp Trek. Yes, it is the shorter form of one of the best treks in the world. Thousands of travelers land in Nepal yearly to complete Everest Base Camp Trek.
You, indeed, must have found multiple Everest Base Camp Trek itineraries. This one, Short Everest Base Camp Trek, is for travelers who want to do the trek in 10 days.
Yes, Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a 10-day trip. It has no acclimatization day at all. Instead, it is a quick walk to the foothills of Mt Everest for the fierce trekkers. Thus, this itinerary may not be suitable for first-timers. It is strictly for the expert and well-prepared trekkers who can take high-altitude treks without acclimatization.
The trip starts with a stunning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu’s crowded alleys. You will touch the Everest Region at Lukla, the gateway, within half an hour. The trek will eventually start on the day you trek up to Phakding. Then gradually, you will travel across the spectacularly beautiful Everest Region.
The dense woods of Sagarmatha National Park, countless suspension bridges, colorful prayer flags, stone-made staircases, busy traditional villages, pleasing people, spectacular mountains, broad valleys, buzzing cold rivers, icy glaciers, and many more things will come along. The journey will happen through the standard EBC route via Namche Bazaar to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp.
In between, you will spend exciting evenings in the popular stops and villages of the region. You will be in the area for ten days, experiencing so many things. This Short Everest Base Camp Trek has cultural displays except for natural wonders. You will know the people and their lifestyle, culture, and food from a close encounter. This is about the whole route.
Now let’s talk about what it is like to be at Everest Base Camp(5,365m). You will reach the front yard of Mt Everest after a rapid and demanding trek of several days. When you touch the base camp and see Mt Everest, it will be historic, memorable, and astonishing.
It will be even more astonishing to climb Kala Patthar(5,545m), the trek’s highest point. From this viewpoint, you will experience and watch Mt Everest like never before. Mt Everest and other peaks, like Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Changtse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lobuche, and more.
And after nicely encountering Mt Everest, you will take a road back to Lukla. Retracing the earlier footprints, making more memories, and enjoying the region, you will finish the trek back to Lukla. On the last day of the trip, a scenic flight will bring you back to Kathmandu. That will be the end of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek.
In a nutshell, Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic walk in the most famous hills of Nepal. When you are in Nepal trekking, the thing itself is lovely. You never know what the country has for you. Every experience becomes a special and treasurable one. As said earlier, however, you must take the challenge of completing the trek in 10 days with no acclimatization day.
Our Similar Packages: If you want to acclimatize in Namche and Dingboche, we have 12 days package, and if you want a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, check out our 14 days EBC package. Similarly, If you want acclimatization days as well as 10 days itinerary, we have an Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return package.
Major Attraction of Short Everest Base Camp Trek
The scenic flights around the skies of Nepal
Panoramic airtime is the first thing of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek. On this trip, you’ll have one of the best flight experiences in the world. Leaving Kathmandu down and back, you will fly into the skies of the Khumbu Region. You will come across the entire Himalayas, Nepal’s landscapes, and more. From the start and to the point of landing in Lukla, you will have a great experience.
One of the shortest Everest itineraries
Short Everest Base Camp Trek, as the name says, is one of the shortest itineraries for reaching Everest Base Camp. While the standard trek is 15-16 days long, this short EBC trek is only about ten days. By picking this package, you will save 5-6 days of your valuable travel time. If you want to save time, this is the best deal. It will be a rapid Everest Base Camp Trek for the go-getters.
Explore Sagarmatha National Park
You get the chance to explore Sagarmatha National Park on this plan. The protected side, a UNESCO-listed site, is full of diverse vegetation and lives. Getting to walk through the park means you will get to witness the enchanting collection of the park. Around 1000 floral species and 208 bird species are the major attractions of Sagarmatha National Park.
Get Insights into Sherpa Culture
Short Everest Base Camp Trek will also connect you to the people of the Khumbu Region. The indigenous people of the region, the Sherpas, are lovely, friendly, and mighty people. They share quite a unique lifestyle, culture, and hardship. This package will let you connect with people. Who knows, you might get answers to your questions.
Grasp the best mountain shows
When it comes to mountains, no trek can beat Everest Base Camp Trek. The walk is an opportunity to catch fascinating angles of Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cho Oyu, Mt Everest, and more. Ama Dablam is one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. Cho Oyu, Everest, and Lhotse are the three eight-thousander mountains worldwide. So you’ll have the best mountains to watch.
Summit both Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
People often think only about Everest Base Camp while doing Everest Base Camp Trek. However, Kala Patthar(5,644m) is a significant landmark in the region. The place is one of the best places to watch the Everest region’s mountains. On this short EBC trek, you will attend both of the landmarks. And the visit to the remarkable landmarks will remain in your memory forever.
Get a fantastic trekking experience.
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the finest trekking trails in the world. Trekkers in thousands come to Nepal to do this fantastic trek. The trek has an exciting and demanding trail to walk. Likewise, the culture and nature along the hike are just unique. Collectively, Everest Base Camp Trek is a complete trekking experience. Opting for it, you’ll have a fantastic trekking experience.
Experience all of this with an expert crew
Our team is full of experienced and skilled people. You will get reliable, professional, and expert services when you choose us for Everest Base Camp Trek. Be it this trek or any other trek; you will have the best trekking experience with the best crew. Not only Everest Base Camp Trek, but you can also do any other trek. The best service will always be in the box for you.
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Accommodation on Short Everest Base Camp Trek
While in Kathmandu, we will provide you with an excellent 3-star hotel as accommodation. There are plenty of good options in Kathmandu, from basic to luxurious. However, you will get basic accommodations during the trek in the Everest Region. Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a teahouse trek. Hence, you will find basic but good tea houses along the trail. Most of the nights of the expedition will happen in teahouses. You will get basic rooms, both single and shared. There will be comfortable bed sheets, pillows, and blankets. Remember, teahouses are more basic and minimal as you go higher.
Meals on Short Everest Base Camp Trek
We will serve meals on Short Everest Base Camp Trek per the itinerary. All three meals will be managed. When in Kathmandu, you will have a wide range of meal options. The city has many eateries for multiple cuisines. However, when in the Everest Region, the possibilities will get lower.
Everest Base Camp Trek’s trail has enough tea houses and lodges for meals. You will have all three meals in the tea houses/lodges of the course. Breakfast and dinner in the overnight teahouse, lunch in the lodges along the trail. The local tea houses serve local, Chinese, Indian, and western meals. Nevertheless, the options are fewer. And local cuisine is the most popular. Dal Bhat, a big meal of rice, lentils, pickles, and vegetables, is one of them.
The other meal options during the trekking days are porridge, noodles, dumplings, pancakes, toasted bread, peanut butter, oat porridge, Thukpa, macaroni, Spaghetti, Pizza, Sandwiches, etc. You can also have various bakeries and hot/cold beverages.
Fitness Required for Short Everest Base Camp Trek
Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a rapid trek mainly for experienced and well-trained trekkers. Within 10 days, you will complete a walk that generally takes 14-16 days. This Short EBC Trek has no acclimatization day at all. Looking at the other itineraries to EBC, you will find two acclimatization days. However, on this trek, you will have no time to acclimatize as in different packages. Hence, muscular fitness is a must.
Moreover, the trek is demanding and exhausting. On average, you will walk for around 5-6 hours. Some of the days may also be long and difficult. This Short Everest Base Camp Trek is the trek to do the same standard hike in fewer days. So you will have more pressure to walk more. If you are not fit enough for this type of walking, this trek may not be for you.
Overall, this shorter Everest Base Camp Trek is demanding. It will be easier if you have more days. However, you have just ten days to reach the base camp and return. All of this will happen rapidly. Hence, you need to have a good fitness level for this trek.
Short Everest Base Camp Group Trek
We have a different group joining Short Everest Base Camp Trek. They have fixed departures. You can book your place if you want to join one of the itineraries. In the group joining trek, you will join solo trekkers like you from across the globe. The group-joining outings are exciting as you meet new people. You will share the whole Everest Base Camp journey with similar people. This group joining option is a savior for those who do not have anyone to trek on. Or for people who like to meet new people and companions.
Private Trek to Short Everest Base Camp Trek
Private Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a trek where you will trek with your group. Unlike group-joining, you will have your close people and an experienced guide for Everest Base Camp Trek. We always have advance days for booking. However, if you want to do it on a specific date, that is also okay. You just let us know. On this trek, you will be with your people sharing the best memories on the trail to Everest Base Camp. You, your close one, and no one else. The private trek is a match for those who are planning to do the tour in a group.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek Length
Short EBC Trek is only a ten days trek. The trip will start from Kathmandu and end in the same place. On the first day of the trip, you will fly to Lukla and trek up to Phakding. And in the following nine days, you will stroll through the region to complete the trek. There is no acclimatization day on this trek. You will be trekking for nine days out of 10. Starting the walk from Lukla, you will reach Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp. And you will return to Lukla by trekking only. All of this will happen in just ten days.
WiFi On Short Everest Base Camp Trek
WiFi or the Internet is not a problem on Everest Base Camp Trail. The tea houses have WIFI. However, the speed and quality may not be as expected. You have to pay an extra fee to use the Internet. The Internet speed will be just fine. Alternatively, you can use a 3G network of Namaste and Ncell for the internet. The two networks are available in the region. Using those sims, you can access the internet on the trek.
Hot Shower on the Short Everest Base Camp Trek
Most of the tea houses or lodges have hot shower services. The teahouses use a solar heating system to deliver hot showers. You have to pay the extra fee of 200 to 500(2-5USD) for using a hot shower. The charge increases as we go higher. The hot showers will not be in the Short Everest Base Camp Trek cost. It is optional. You have to pay the fee if you want to use a hot shower.
Other Destinations on the Short Everest Base Camp Trek Trail
You can add other places in the Everest region to this trek. The Everest Region is the ultimate place for trekking, with many possible destinations. Gokyo Lakes, Three High Passes, Renjo La Pass, and Island Peak are good options you can add to the package. Adding one of these destinations will make the trip even more exciting if you have extra days to travel. Our packages are customizable. Let us know if you want to add any destinations or increase days.
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
One frequently asked question is about the Everest Base Camp Trek cost. Many people want to know about the cost of the trek. So the price depends on several things. You can do the EBC trek two ways through a trekking agency or yourself.
The trek can be economical if you do a solo trek by yourself. However, that takes a lot of effort. You must arrange everything from permits, tickets, and accommodation to meals. Yes, this is a budget traveling option. But you need to be ready to do all the things by yourself. You have to do bargaining with the teahouse owners, arrange meals, navigate your way, and more. If you are up for this challenge, you can solo trek and save money.
We guess that type of traveling is not everyone’s cup of tea. That is full of hassles. Traveling to a foreign region all by yourself is not an easy task. That is where the licensed local trekking agency comes in handy. The Everest Base Camp Trek cost with the agency is already fixed. In our case, the short Everest Base Camp Trek 10 days cost USD 1050 per person. However, there are plenty of international and local agencies charging more.
The cost will cover various tour expenses from arrival to departure. All the basic trek expenses are included. Our team is full of experience and value. Our package cost is fair and reasonable. You can check what is included and what is not in the charge for more details above. We believe in the best service as per the price.
Overall, the Everest Base Camp Trek cost depends on timing and your spending habits. If it’s the peak season for the trek, the price can go for various reasons and vice versa. Similarly, the cost can go up if you like to spend more. For an economic EBC trek, you can remember us. We have been offering the best price.
Children on Short Everest Base Camp Trek
As said earlier, this short EBC Trek is only for strict and experienced trekkers. This EBC itinerary has no rest or acclimatization day. It is just a quick way of reaching the base camp of Mt Everest. We believe it takes great experience and preparation to do this short version of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Thus, it is better not to bring children or underage people on this plan. However, we accept people older than ten years for other easy or moderate treks. We can talk more about this if you want. Just give us a call.
Water on Short Everest Base Camp Trek
Water is available on the trek. You can use bottled water or boiled water. The tea houses and shops along the trail sell bottled water. Or you can drink the tap water, which the locals drink, using water purifying tablets. This option is more budget-friendly. Hence, do not forget to bring enough water-purifying tablets.
Shorten the Short Everest Base Camp Trek
If you want to shorten the EBC Trek, you got good options. This itinerary is already a shorter one. However, you can add a helicopter if you want to make it even faster. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is one good option. In this package, you will add a helicopter return from Kala Patthar and save two days. You will get to experience both trek and helicopter tours in one trip.
Otherwise, you can opt for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. It is a one-day tour where you will fly to Everest Base Camp and return. This option is better if you have less time and a reasonable budget. The trip does not involve trekking, just flying on a chopper.