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Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Short Everest Base Camp Trek
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 Short Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Witness the panoramic view of Mt. Everest along with the Khumbu Himalayan Range
  • Explore the world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park
  • Discover the lifestyle of Sherpas
  • Witness the glacier moraines and foothills
  • Experience the breathtaking trek to the lap of the world’s tallest peak Mt.Everest
  • Enjoy a splendid 360-degree panoramic view of the world’s tallest mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Thamserku (6623m), Mt. Nuptse (7816m), etc from Kalapathar

           Short Everest Base Camp Trek is the ultimate walking route toward the base camp of Mount Everest. Leaving your footprints at the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest is legendary stuff. Add such a remarkable journey to your travel tale. Well Plan Trekking Pvt. Ltd. is always a reliable trekking agency in Nepal for the Khumbu excursion.

       Nepal is home to the mountains. Over 19000 mountains have blessed Nepal as the Himalayan nation. Trekking is a very popular touristic activity in Nepal. Among many trekking routes to walk in Nepal, the Everest Base Camp Trek trail is the most iconic.

        The journey of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal starts spectacularly. Trekkers will take the flight to Lukla Airport which is regarded as the most extreme and most famous airport in the world. Once the trekking crew members are introduced the journey takes place along the Dudhkoshi River. Trekkers will walk through Phakding, Benkar, Manjo, and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Gate before reaching Namche Bazaar for the second phase of trekking.

      Namche is the Sherpa hub. It is the marketplace of Khumbu and probably the most vibrant high-altitude market in the world. Trekkers will find various world-class eateries, bars, and shops. The sights of mountains like Thamserku, Kwangde, Kusum Kangaru, etc. are the usual scenery from Namche.

      Acclimatization is essential in high-altitude trekking in Nepal. Therefore, trekkers will take the first acclimatization break in Namche Bazaar during the Everest Base Camp Trek. Short hiking to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung Village takes place. Trekkers will be blessed by the scenery of mountains like Tabuchi, Amadablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, etc.

          Trekkers then take the route of the sacred Tengboche Monastery towards Dingboche. The second acclimatization is done in this village as it is the least densely populated village in Khumbu. Hiking of Nagarshan Hill or towards Chhukung Village is done on this acclimatization rest day.

       Trekkers finally enter the treeless moraine region of the Everest Base Camp Trek route. Walking via Lobuche trekkers will end their trekking in Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, it takes 1.5 hrs to reach Everest Base Camp. Leave your footprints and take as many pictures as possible. Days of walking will finally get fruit on this day.

     The sunrise view from the top of the Kalapathar is another legendary memory to collect on this journey. The return trip is equally mesmerizing. Enjoy every bit of the moments of the Short  Everest Base Camp Trek.

Why is Everest base camp trekking?

There are several reasons why people might choose to go on the Everest base camp trek:

  1. To experience the beauty and grandeur of the Himalayas: The trek takes you through some of the most breathtaking and scenic landscapes in the world and offers the opportunity to see Mount Everest up close.
  2. To challenge oneself physically and mentally: The trek is a challenging endeavor that requires a good level of fitness, mental resilience, and determination. For many people, completing the trek is a personal accomplishment and a chance to push themselves to new limits.
  3. To learn about the culture and history of the region: The trek takes you through several villages in the Solu-Khumbu region, where you can learn about the way of life of the local Sherpa people and the rich cultural heritage of the region.
  4. To have a unique and memorable adventure: The Everest base camp trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that provides the opportunity to visit a remote and beautiful corner of the world and do something truly unique and memorable. The sense of accomplishment: Completing the trek is a major accomplishment, and many people find it to be a life-changing experience. Overall, the Everest base camp trek is a unique and rewarding adventure that offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and challenge oneself in a stunning and unique setting.
How difficult to Everest base camp trek?
     The difficulty of the Everest base camp trek can vary depending on several factors, such as your physical fitness, your acclimatization to the altitude, and the route and pace you choose. In general, the trek is considered to be physically demanding, and it is important to be in good physical shape before attempting it. That being said, the trek is doable for people of all fitness levels, as long as they are willing to put in the training and preparation beforehand.

      The trek involves walking for several hours each day over uneven terrain, and at high altitudes, so it is important to be able to walk long distances and have good cardiovascular fitness. It is also important to acclimatize to the altitude, as the trek takes place at high elevations, with the base camp being at an elevation of about 5,360 meters (17,590 feet). It is recommended to allow at least a few days for acclimatization to reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

    Book the Everest Base Camp Trek with us. Our travel planners have knitted the best itinerary for trekkers. We have ensured the safety and quality services for trekkers to trek hassle-free. Read the TripAdvisor review click here  

Short   Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to the respective Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to phakding 2,610 m -04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche 3,860 m-05hrs
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,210m -06hrs
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche 4,930m -06hrs
Day 08: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5180m -06hrs
Day 09: Hike to kalapather 5545 m Trek to pangboche 3900m -06hrs
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla 06hrs
Day 12: From Luckla Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your Hotel.
Day 13: International departure for homeward bound or to the respective country.

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 2  Night Kathmandu  Hotel accommodation with breakfast (3-star Hotel)  
  • Pre-trek briefing
  • Internal flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek /lodges along the trek as per itinerary
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) 
  • Fresh fruits after every dinner
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government  license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodations, and insurance
  • 1 well-experienced English-speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • Duffel bag, and trekking map.
  • 1 Well-Plan Trekking t-shirt
  • Well  Plan  Trekking trek achievement certificate after the successful trek
  • Comprehensive medical kits and basic first aid (carried by your guide)
  • Oximeter - To determine your oxygen level  
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant 

OPTIONAL ADDONS 

(Available during check-out)

  • Porter 
  • Helicopter Kathmandu -Lukla
  • Helicopter Lukla -Kathmandu 

THE PACKAGE EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Nepal entry  visa
  • International airfare
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns and late departures)
  • Personal nature expenses egg. all kinds of drinks,  Mineral water, Beer, Coke, entire beverages,  Hot  water, etc
  • Extra Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging while on a trek
  • Services not mentioned in the 'Services Includes' section (Please ask us if you are confused about any services)
  • Tips for guides and   porters

Physically  condition & experience requirements 
   For physically fit a person of all ages with sound health who has done moderately to strenuous walking and activity before or at present. This type of trek involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between.  The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more at a high altitude. This trip is for well-experienced people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around the Himalayas or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek. we also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.

Accommodations  on the trek

      In Kathmandu, we use the deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin shares - depending on group size and room availability, the triple share may be offered at your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charged US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however, a teahouse in some places only has shared washing and toilet facilities. also, note that single rooms are available in the trekking regions at the lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals  during the trek

     In the city, only breakfast is included on the trip itinerary. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals include noodles item, soups, bread, rice item, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes item, pasta, the fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.

Drinking-Water

   Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at the altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
    All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight, and battery-powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

TRAVEL & MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE 

   Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problems arise and situation beyond companies control. If such a situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportation services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.

Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents that occurred so that you can claim from your insurance agents. In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness, we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use a Heli or other immediate life-saving process and transportation to the nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay for related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well as your next of kin, family members, close relatives, or friends in case of emergency purpose.

Climate and Weather 
     The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is from late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, and the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

   The Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m, the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degrees C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degrees C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degrees C to -15 degrees C.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

   Lukla airport is situated in a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains .due to this reason, landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. The weather in the area is unpredictable and is likely to change every few hours resulting in flight delays or cancellations for the entire day.  Our 16 days package includes one buffer day in case of delays but we suggest that you schedule a couple of extra additional days in case of delays at the end of your trek. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter this can cost an additional $550 or more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights ($40) and meals in Kathmandu are not included when flights are delayed although we will make arrangements for you. If your flight is delayed from Lukla you are responsible for extra accommodation and meals (approximately $40).

Client Reivews

Mike

We were on Everest Base Camp Camping Trek. I wanted to express my appreciation for the trip. WellPlan Trekking had organized our trip very well and did a phenomenal job for us until Airport departure! Mr. Ram(Owner) is a great person who had always taken care of his customers even after our trips was over. A person had a hard time carrying his bag during the trip so his staff carried his bag the first day in addition to his own, taking on an incredible load. Ram kept encouraging everyone and kept running back and forth to make sure everyone was okay going at their speed and ensuring everyone got to the campsite safely. Even after that long first day Ram’s camping Cook made the meal and wanted to serve us, not allowing us to help. His meals were incredible and there was always plenty to eat and he would go last to make sure everyone got as much as they needed. Ram had helpful hints as to how to wear the packs and use the walking poles and stay hydrated. I can’t say enough about how Ram and his staff were being our friends and ensured a fun and successful hike. The four of us had a great time! Thank you, Ram, and your staff who had made our trip successful. I would definitely recommend joining WellPlan Trekking to my friends and others who are interested in trekking in Nepal.

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Nellaiappan

Well plan Trekking is a wonderful trek organizer.
They are not only good at organizing trekking, but They are well prepared for the emergency response also.
Even though Ram couldn’t accompany me personally during my 16-day trek, The guide who came with me was good in English and knowledgeable about the area and people there.
They provided many valuable tips in preparing to trek and what to bring .. etc…
Overall I would say I am very happy with their service and I recommend them to my friends as well.

Hanoi

I booked the tour only a week before coming to Nepal, everything was very spontaneous but Ram arranged it in a blink of an eye and then we met Raju, our awesome tour guide. In the beginning, everything went smoothly. Raju and we got along very well. He’s just like our babysitter and our only job was trekking, eating and sleeping. The scenery during the way shouldn’t be mentioned because it’s magnificent. There’s nothing that I can comment on. The only problem is that when we reached the top, without any preparation for our physical health, we couldn’t go down as we were so sick. However, with all our tour guide team efforts, we flew down by helicopter safely and nothing happened. I really appreciate Raju and Ram who did everything for us, just to make us feel comfortable and happy during the trip.
I really can’t say thank you enough!

Nguyten

This is one of the most memorable trips in my life, so excellent. The guide and poster are very friendly and cute. I skipped all rest days in my itinerary and they supported me with much enthusiasm to have the new plan. Thanks so much all things.

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Otilia V

I did EBC as a solo trekker and my experience with Ram and Raju-the guide- was amazing and I could not recommend more. The agency provided me support on my way to Ramechaap airport, but also after that Ram was checking if I am ok.

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Riccardo Meoni

A very good person and professional guide. His presence was always soft and empathic and always focused on safety and comfort. Mine was a very recommendable experience and I’m not a person who can get along with anyone.

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