Short Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days
Embark on an adventurous yet short 10-day trek to Everest base camp with the expert team of Outfitter Himalaya. This is a special Everest base camp trekking package crafted to cater to trekkers with limited time. Supported by professional native guides, we assure you of a safe and memorable trekking experience in the Khumbu region.
The Everest base camp trek is the finest trekking route in the entire Himalayas. On this trek, you will get to witness five out of the ten highest mountains in the world- Mt. Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m/27,766 ft), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft). The trekking route goes through the homes of Sherpas and other friendly mountain communities like Rai, Lamas, Limbus, Bhotiyas, etc.
Not only that, you will explore a diverse climatic zone, starting from lush rhododendron forests to glacial moraines. The beauty of the eastern Himalayas in Nepal, where Mount Everest is located, has won the hearts of millions of travelers around the world. This is one of those trekking routes that sees hundreds of trekkers in every peak trekking season- spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).
Add a helicopter return from Kala Patthar to Lukla or Kathmandu at the end of the short EBC trek to take the journey to the next level. Charter a private helicopter or join a group helicopter flight for a low per-head cost!
The trekking route is adventurous and fun. You will trek following the lovely Dudh Koshi River, crossing it numerous times as the trail proceeds. This river is the lifeline for the natives. The short Everest base camp trek begins with a thrilling 35-minute flight to Lukla (2,845 m/9,334 ft). You will trek in the Dudh Kosi valley and further enter Imja Khola valley. The Sagarmatha National Park starts after Monjo village (2,835 m/9,301 ft). The trail ascends and descends via rhododendron and magnolia forests.
Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,290 ft) is known as the tourist hub in the Khumbu region. The trail from here continues along rugged hillsides and forested hills. After Namche Bazaar come the Tengboche (3,860 m/12,660 ft), Dingboche (4410 m/14470 ft), and Lobuche (4,940 m/16,210 ft) villages- the three main settlements. On the way, you may come across pheasants, mules, yaks, blue sheep, musk deers, and Himalayan tahr. The trekking route has many stupas, chortens, and prayer wheels scattered.
Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries are the two main religious places you can explore on the short Everest base camp trek. Apart from them, many parts of the short Everest base camp trek route are fastened with colorful prayer flags, sending blessings on your way. Interactions with the locals along the trail and their unique lifestyle are some of the main aspects of Everest base camp trekking that make this journey very memorable and special.
Our short Everest base camp trek itinerary does not include acclimatization days, so the journey can get a bit more challenging. However, with a strong determination, anyone can do the short Everest base camp trek 10 days with us. You can book the short Everest base camp trek 2023/2024 departure through our website. Confirm your seat now to do this lifetime trek at the best price.
A short itinerary to Everest base camp
Usually, the Everest base camp trek goes from 14 to 16 days. Or, the package includes a helicopter flight at the end of the trek, which makes the cost of the package expensive. However, this Everest base camp trek package lets you do this ultimate trek only in 10 days at an affordable price.
To lower the cost of the package, we have not added the arrival/departure to Kathmandu, so you have to be in the city at least one day before the trek begins. Even though the itinerary is short, it is designed thoughtfully to let you witness the beauty of the Himalayas safely.
Spectacular mountain panoramas and diverse landscapes
Apart from the five highest mountains in the world, the short Everest base camp trek in Nepal lets you witness many other stunning peaks. Some of them are Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft), Cholatse (6,440 m/21,130 ft), Chamlang (7,319 m/7,319 ft), etc. Likewise, the short Everest base camp trail sees a huge elevation change, resulting in a wide variety of landscapes.
At the start of the trek, you will see lush hills, gorges, rivers, and verdant valleys around you. As the trek progresses, you will find yourself amidst barren hills, glaciers, moraines, and towering snow-capped mountains. The diversity in the landscape keeps you motivated to reach the base camp.
Lush forests, beautiful valleys, rushing rivers, suspension bridges, and glacial moraines
The short Everest base camp trek route is phenomenal. On this trek, you will enjoy nature at its best. The trail follows the Sagarmatha National Park. You will hike through rhododendrons and magnolia forests. Beautiful valleys and picturesque villages decorate the trekking route. Dudh Kosi River and Imja Khola are two major rivers that go along the trail.
You will cross these rivers many times via thrilling suspension bridges. And towards the end of the trek, you will navigate glacier moraines and frozen streams. Overall, the trail is quite adventurous and lets you explore varied climatic zones.
Sherpas and their rich cultural heritage
Sherpas are the core of the Khumbu region. They are the leaders of trekking groups and climbing parties. The Short Everest base camp trail is also home to other mountain communities equally involved in the trekking and climbing sector of the Khumbu region. However, Sherpas are particularly famous for their strength and resilience.
You will get to see their lifestyle and beliefs closely on this trek. In Namche Bazaar, you can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum, which provides in-depth insight into their life. The locals are quite friendly and welcoming. You will love your time in the mountains thanks to their short yet sweet company.
Reach the base of the highest mountain in the world- Everest base camp and hike to Kala Patthar
Everest base camp is the lap of Mt. Everest. At 5,364 meters (17,598 ft), it is the nearest you can get to the highest mountain in the world without climbing. Hundreds of trekkers travel here every year, making the journey possible for everyone. The base camp is usually packed with tents of mountaineers during the peak climbing season that coincides with the best trekking season.
You will not spend the night at EBC and descend to Gorak Shep (5,164 m/16,942 ft). The view of the Khumbu Icefall is surreal from the base camp. Likewise, Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 f) is the viewpoint and the highest point of our short Everest base camp trek 10 days. We hike here to witness a beautiful sunrise along with a jaw-dropping mountain vista.
Escape from the bustle of city life and unwind by enjoying crisp Himalayan air
If you are tired of the noise of the city and wish to escape somewhere far in nature, then a short Everest base camp trek in Nepal is one of the best options. There is no peace like the Himalayas. This adventurous journey will test your endurance and push your limits. At the same time, you will unwind and rejuvenate while trekking. The fresh Himalayan air will clear your thoughts, and the daily 6 hours long walking with clean meals will help you get healthy.
The Short Everest base camp trek difficulty
The short Everest base camp trek is not that difficult. The difficulty level ranges from moderate to a bit challenging. The elevation gain is serious, so you have to be careful of altitude sickness. Every day, you will trek for 6- 8 hours on average. The total distance covered during the short Everest base camp trek is approximately 120 kilometers (65 km on each side).
The terrain is rough at the beginning and gradually gets steep and rugged. Dingboche village onwards, you will walk on small loose rock and glacier fields. You will trek through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier and also navigate the rocky track before Gorak Shep and the Everest base camp. The upper part of the trail is dusty, so you may get the infamous Khumbu cough. Cover your mouth and nose as much as possible.
Altitude sickness on Short Everest Base Camp Trek
Altitude sickness happens during high-altitude journeys like the short Everest base camp trekking. It happens because of the low oxygen level at high altitudes and if your body does not acclimatize to the elevation. Altitude sickness is common on this trek and quite avoidable if you follow the precautions like-
- Drink plenty of water
- Do not smoke or have alcoholic beverages
- Do not rush and maintain your pace
- Eat proper nutritious meals and get at least 7 hours of sleep
- Be aware of symptoms (headache, difficulty in breathing, insomnia, vomiting, nausea, etc.) and take appropriate first-aid right away
Short EBC trek preparation
To prepare for the short Everest base camp trek, do regular exercise. You can do strength training and cardio, like walking on the treadmill. Other activities such as cycling, swimming, running, and jogging are also helpful to increase your stamina and endurance. Likewise, if your trekking boots are going to be new, buy them early and wear them to avoid blisters during the trek. Pack all the essentials and be ready for all kinds of weather.
Can beginners trek to Everest Base Camp? What about solo trekking?
Yes, a beginner can trek to Everest base camp by doing this short trek with us. You have to be fit and in good health to do this short Everest base camp trekking. From the usual EBC trek, this itinerary is a bit more demanding because there are no acclimatization days in it. With our professional guide, you will be able to complete this trek safely.
You can do solo trekking in the Everest region, Nepal. However, solo trekking makes the Everest base camp trek very demanding because you also have to take care of all the accommodation, meals, permits, and transportation involved in the journey. Instead, go for our private short Everest base camp trek and do this trek one-on-one with our native guide and porters.