Short Everest Base Camp Trek is the same trekking route as EBC but completed in the shortest period of time. As most of the trails of Short Everest Base Camp Treks follow on high elevations above 3,000 meters, you require physical fitness and mental good preparation for this trekking. We at Nepal Mother House are providing access to the Mt. Everest Base Camp (5,360m) and the popular viewpoint Kalapathar (5,550m) during a short stay in Nepal in a quick way.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek begins at Lukla (2,800m), after a short scenic flight from Kathmandu. Then, flows Dudh Koshi River through the Sherpa Villages; Chheplung, Ghat, Phakding, Toktok, Benkar, Manjo, Jorrsalle, and Namche Bazaar. Often you have outstanding mountain scenery, including Numbur Himal, Karyoulung (6,511m), Kongde Shar (6093m), Kusum Kangaru (6,367m), and Thamserku (6,608m) most of the trail. There are several suspension bridges from Lukla to Namche, but Pangbuche Khola Bridge is the most exciting, it is located at just a junction of the Bhote Koshi River before the start ascends to the Namche Bazaar.
As Sagarmatha National Park is registered on the World Heritage Site List, there are not enough words to describe it. From the top of the Namche Bazaar and Everest View, the hotel can see amazing panoramic views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m), Kangtekga (6,665m), Pek 38/ Shar Tse (7,591m), Lhotse Shar (8,393m), Lhotse ( 8,516m), Lhotse Col (7,925m), South Col (7,925m), Mt. Everest ( 8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Tabuche Peak (6,369m) and Khumbi Yul Lha ( 5,761m). Then, the trail during the Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek goes gradually up through the Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa, before Kenjoma, and drops through the pine forest to the Dhudha Kishi Bridge at Phunke Tenga, then rise to the Tyangbuche Monastery with beautiful Mountain View. Dibuche is an alternative stay to Tynagbuche. Again, you will cross the bridge at Imja Khola before Pangbuche Village, and head Somare, Orsho Teahouse, Dingboche (the world’s highest farmland), Dughla/Thukla, Thukla Pass (4,830m), Lobuche, Lobuche Pass (5,110m), Gorekshep (the last tea house for Short Trek to Everest Base Camp.
There are several monuments nearby Thukla Pass (where the Khumbu Glacier begins), who died during the expedition. You may visit the Italian Research Center (Pyramid) from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The key attraction of Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days is Mt Everest Base Camp an elevation of 5,360 meters, where you see the incredible Khumbu Icefall, Khumbu Glacier, and high Himalayan scenery. Many expedition groups can see during the spring season. EBC seems like mini Thamel during spring. Kala Pathar name Kalapattar (Black Rock in Nepali) is the most popular viewpoint for the closest view of Mt. Everest without serious mountaineering skill, at an altitude of 5,643 meters from sea level. This is another landmark for the Short EBC Trek. It is best to visit during sunset time for the golden color mountain scenery. But you need full equipment to protect yourself from shucking freezing after sunset and walking to dusk. The view is outstanding from the Kalapattar top. This is a piece of Heaven, just middle of the mountains, from the west you can see Mt. Tabuche Peak (6,369m), Cholatse (6,440m), Lobuche East (6,119m), Lobuche West (6,145m), Chhumbu (6,853m), Changri (6,027m), Chumbu (6,859m), Pumori (7,165m), Lingtren (6,749m), Khumbutse (6,665m), Lho La (6026m), Changtse (7,653m)-Tibetan Mountain, Mt. Everest ( 8,848.86m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,516m), Pek 38/ Shar Tse (7,591m), Kongmatse/Mhera Peak (5,820m) and Ama Dablam (6,856m).
After collecting a bunch of lifetime experiences, the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek ends at Lukla to re-trace the Sherpa Villages. The Nepal Mother House recommends at least 10 Days for the Everest Base Camp Short Trek only for physical fitness, and adventure trekkers, who like to explore the High Himalayan scenery and unique Sherpa culture in the shortest hiking. We organize Everest Base Camp Short Trek by professional local Sherpa Guide and porters whole in the year around. But Mid September to November and mid-March to May are the best time to trek Everest Base Camp during autumn and spring respectively.
Best Time for Short Trek in Everest Base Camp:
Nepal has four seasons; winter, spring, monsoon, and autumn but somewhere it describes six seasons, spring and autumn are the main reasons for the trek. Autumn is known as the most popular tourist, and it falls from September to November, a monsoon just over where the hills are refilled and lush with vibrant views in clean air washed by rain. The weather is neither hot nor cold, in the lower elevation and bestows amazing Mountain views on the highland. Many festivals like Dashain, Dipawali /Tihar, and Chhath fall in the autumn, and you have a great chance to observe Nepalese culture and celebrate festivals with locals. Likewise, this is the right time for harvesting paddy on the low land, so the rice trace is painted with golden color, and the farmer is busy harvesting them. Autumn is not only a perfect time for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek, but it is best for the tour, trekking, peak climbing, and expedition.
Spring is the second main trekking season in Nepal. Falls in March, April, and May are preferred months for high-altitude treks and climbing. However, the lowlands are less pleasant at this time as the temperature will be too warm for comfort. The dry air can be dusty and polluted with the Misty view. May is the month immediately prior time to the begging of the monsoon. Spring is the best time for flowering, especially Nepal’s Nationals flower “Rhododendron” booming in the highland above 1,500 meters. The Rhododendron flower is seen in the jungle around Phakding to Tengboche.
Physical Fitness and Training for Short Everest Base Camp Trek:
As this is a short form of the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, there is not any rest day before getting to the destination. You should be physically fit to walk 6 to 7 hours most of the day in the high elevation. Physical fitness is the most important for this trek. Normally, good physical fitness trekkers don’t require any prior trekking experience but should be mentally determined. If you have some trekking experience before the trek, this will help to make your trip successful. So, we at Nepal Mother House Treks suggested you be involved in physical exercises like walking for a couple of hours every day with a small bag, doing Yoga, and heart cardiology exercises in the GYM or the club. Or you may do some short treks before participating in Short Everest Base Camp Trek.
Trekking Permits & Paper Work for 10 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek:
The trekking trail goes to the world's Highest National Park, Sagarmatha National Park. So, this 10 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek also requires trekking permits like other Treks. For this trekking, you need 3 different permits;
[I] Local Government fee of Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.
[II] TIMS cards (Trekkers Information Management System)
[III] Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit
Now, the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card is not mandatory, but it would be best to have it with you if in case anything happens to your Guide and porters, TIMS card provides insurance for them if needed. We at Nepal Motherhouse insured them for the trek, even though for their double safety and security on the trek, batter to have TIMS Card. Except for the TIMS card, the other two permits can buy at the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Manjo with name details according to your passport and name of Guide and Porter, and agency name. But as we need your name details to buy air tickets, you could send us all the participant name details according to your passport or passport copy and two copies of your passport photo by email, then we will organize all permits before your arrival.
Packing Lists for the Mt. Everest Base Camp Short Trek:
Trekking Equipment is the most important factor to make a trip successful. You should pack sufficient gear according to the Nepal Trekking Packing List for the Mount Everest Base Camp Short Trek. Many of the trekking gear items can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu at the trekking gear shop according to your requirements authentic or normal quality. If you already have essential items, such as hiking footwear, sleeping bags, and bag batter to bring from your home. During the EBC Short Trek, you will spend nights in well-furnished hotels, simple lodges, and tea houses, these gears, are considered to bring with you; a base layer of clothing, long underwear of polypropylene, nylon, wool, or silk, quick-drying outerwear, gloves, handkerchief or bandanna, face mask for a cold and dust, warm hat, warm hat, headlamp/flashlight, first add medical kit including high altitude sickness Diamox, backpack cover, raincoat, down jackets, sleeping bag liner, shocks 5 to six pairs, UV protective sunglass, sun cream, sweater/jumper, universal adopter charger for camera battery and other gadgets, extra power bank, 2 to 3 liters water bottles, water purification materials, windproof jackets, pocket knife, extra batteries, memory cards. You may go through the Everest Base Camp trek packing list for detailed information on the trekking gear that is required for this Trek. The complete Gude to Everest Base Camp Trek is also helpful to make your trip successful.
Accommodation on Short Everest Base Camp Trek:
During 10 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek includes 9 Nights lodge/tea house stay in the mountain with the best lodge available in the town. As this is the most popular trekking route in the world, lodge, and tea house facilities are available for the entire trek. Every tea house will provide a good mattress, a pillow with a net, and clean bed sheet, and a blanket. Normally, you need to share a room between two people with a twin bed or double bed and use a common bathroom, where you can take a cold shower; the hot shower is available with NPR. 200 - 1000 per shower is an additional cost. Some places like; Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Lobuche have available various category accommodation, if you would like to stay in better accommodation in the heart of the Himalayas for some nights, we are glad to organize your request for an extra charge. For the small group (2/3 people), we will make accommodation reservations on the spot on the same day or a few days before by phone call or letter but for the bigger group, we need to make reservations a few months before. Anyway, we at Nepal Mother House are committed to providing you with the best possible accommodation for everyday whole in the trek.
Important Tips for Short Everest Base Camp Trek:
It would be best to know some important tips that will help to make your Short Everest Base Camp trek successful with great joy. If you are wondering how to prepare for physical fitness for the trip, what kind of travel insurance you need to buy, what gear is needed to pack, How to know about high altitude sickness and its symptoms, and how can I avoid AMS? How can I respect locals and local culture etc. 15 Important Tips You Need to Know Before Trekking to Mt. Everest will be very helpful for you, where mention some secret tips no one tells you before. We at Nepal Mother House are always concerned about how we can give ultimate satisfaction to our Guests during your Nepal stay.
EBC Short Trek without a Guide:
Till now, trekking to EBC without a guide is possible, but the Tourisem Board of Nepal Government press realizes a new provision regarding, " Trekkers No longer trek without Guide from 1st-April-2023". From April trekkers are not allowed to trek just themself, it is mandatory to hire at least one professional Guide from an authorized trekking company. This makes trekkers safe in the mountains while led by Guide and generate more job for tourism workers.
How Long is Everest Base Camp Trek Generally?
The Everest Base Camp trek is the most popular trekking route in the Khumbu region. The length of the trek can be different depending on the route taken and the speed of the trekkers, however, a typical itinerary takes about 10-14 days to complete a distance of approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) round-trip.
The trek begins with a scenic short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla in the morning, followed along the Dudhkoshi River bank via Phakding Village. And enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Manjo (2,835m) then keep continue to the naturally blessed Sherpa land at Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep before finally reaching Everest Base Camp (5,360m). The return trek follows a similar route back to Lukla.
This 10 days Short Everest Base Camp Trek is designed for those trekkers who would like to see the top of the world in the shortest time. You are required to be good physical fitness to cope with high elevation.
How Hard Is Short Everest Base Camp Trek?
Normally, the Everest Base Camp Trek is considered to be a Moderate to Strenuous trek; however, the difficulty level can differ depending on several factors such as your physical fitness level, prior trekking experience with high altitude, and the route you choose. The trek covers a distance of approximately 130 km (80 miles) round trip and involves walking for 6 to 8 hours a day for about 10-14 days, including several steep ascents and descents on rough and rocky terrain. Altitude sickness is a significant risk on this trek due to no acclimation day in Namche Bazaar and Dingbuche like another trekking route, as the trail takes you to an elevation of 5,555 meters (18225 feet) at Kala Patthar. So, it's essential to need to be good physical fitness before the start of this trek and need to take enough rest while on the trek and drink plenty of water and fluid. It's recommended to train for at least two to three months before the trek, focusing on building endurance and strength through cardio and weight training.
General, the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging but worthwhile adventure journey to the top of the world that requires well preparation, determination, and a positive mindset. With the right preparation, anyone with a moderate fitness level can complete the trek successfully.