Short Everest Base Camp Trek is the same trekking route as EBC but completed in the shortest period of time. As most of the trail of Short Everest Base Camp Treks follow on high elevation above 3,000 meters, you require physical fitness and mental well prepare for this trekking. We at Nepal Mother House are providing access to the Mt. Everest Base Camp (5,360m) and 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, flowing 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 most exciting, it is located at just a junction of 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 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 Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek goes gradually up through the Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa, before Kenjoma, and drop 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 of Tynagbuche. Again, you will cross the bridge at Imja Khola before Pangbuche Village, and heading 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 with), 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 incredible Khumbu Icefall, Khumbu Glacier, and high Himalayan scenery. Many expedition groups are 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 walk 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 experience, 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, adventure trekkers, who like to explore the High Himalayan scenery and unique Sherpa culture in shortest hiking. We organize Everest Base Camp Short Trek by professional local Sherpa Guide and porter’s 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, among spring and autumn are the main season for the trek. Autumn is known as the most popular tourist, and it falls from September to November, 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 View in the high land. Many festivals like Dashain, Dipawali /Tihar, Chhath fall in the autumn, you have a great chance to observe Nepalese culture and celebrate festivals with locals. Likewise, this is the right time for harvesting paddy in the low land, so the rice trace paint with golden color and 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 high land 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 a couple of hours every day with a small bag, doing Yoga, heart cardiology exercises in GYM or the club. Or you may do some short trek before participate in Short EBC Trek.
Trekking Permits & Paper Work for EBC Short Trek:
The trekking trail goes to the world's Highest National Park, Sagarmatha National Park. So, for this 10 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek also requires trekking permits like other Trek. 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, bag batter to bring from your home. During the EBC Short Trek, you will spend nights in well-furnished hotels, simple lodges, tea house, these gears, are consider 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.
Accommodation on Short Everest Base Camp Trek:
During 10 Days 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 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 using a common bathroom, where you can take a cold shower; the hot shower is available with NPR. 200 - 1000 per shower an additional cost. Some places like; Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Lobuche have available various category accommodation, if you would like to stay batter accommodation in the heart of the Himalaya for some nights, we are glad to organize on your request an extra charge. For the small group (2/3 people), we will make accommodation reservations on the spot on the same day or 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 the best possible accommodation for everyday whole in the trek.