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Everest base camp express

Everest base camp short trekking
Overview

Everest base camp express Trek highlights

  • Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and from Kalapatthar.
  • Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains
  • Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.

Everest base camp express trek follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar. Kalapatthar known as mountain black stone is a little peak and famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains of khumbu region. Along the walking, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages and Buddhist monasteries. It has great opportunity to experience the local sherpa hospitality. Trek to ebc is in sagarmatha national park which is listed in UNESCO < world heritage sites. Everest base camp trekking is trails to see the highest mountain of the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Everest Ice fall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching the Everest Base camp. The trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting. Everest base camp express trek can be done anytime through out the year.

Itinerary

Everest base camp express short or Everest express trek detail itinerary

Our Everest Base Camp express trek has a short, 12-day itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not fit you than send us inquiry for tailor made itinerary.

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Fly to Lukla (2886m/9,437 ft). Trek to Bengkar (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours

We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed having breakfast in a hotels and then start our trek to Bengkar (2660 m). We trek following a gentle ascend up the mountainside on the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5885m) peak can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite site. During the journey, we pass several Sherpa villages such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach at Bengkar village where we stay overnight.

Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,249 ft.), 6 hours

The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.

Day 4Trek to Khumjung (3789m) via Sengboche hill, 3 hours

We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments) and hill station. We go to hill station to have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and many other snow capped mountains within 360 deg angle. Then we walk further to Khumjung village which is the largest village in Khumbu, at the foothill of the sacred peak Khumbila. We can also visit Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community.

Day 5Trek to Tengboche (3867m/12,645 ft.), 6 hours

Having breakfast trek heading towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. During the journey, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest and Ama Dablam.

Day 6Trek to Dingboche (4260 m/13,930 ft.) , 6 hours

We trek leaving Tengboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche village. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 7Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m/16,121 ft.) , 5:30 hours

It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.

Day 8Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,540 ft) , 7 hours

Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. You can visit also Kalapatthar instead to walking to base camp.

Day 9Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132 ft). Then to Pheriche (4243m.), 9 hours

We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.). Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.

Day 10Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 ft), 8 hours

During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Teangboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and pristine river. Trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passking several tiny villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous one. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.

Day 11Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 8 hours

We trek to Lukla with teh same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.

Day 12 Scenic Himalayan Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost. Trip finish

Cost

How much ebc trek / Everest base camp express does it cost?

Everest Base Camp express trek cost here we have offered USD 1,225.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 125.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights Twin sharing home stay / hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
  • Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking
  • Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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We can organize private trek to everest base camp (ebc) express starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

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Feb 20, 2018 – March 03, 2018
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USD 1,225
Feb 28, 2018 – Mar 13, 2018
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March 10, 2018 – April 22, 2018
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March 20, 2018 – March 31, 2018
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March 25, 2018 – April 07, 2018
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April 05, 2018 – April 16, 2018
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April 20, 2018 – May 02, 2018
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April 25, 2018 – May 08, 2018
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May 05, 2018 – May 18, 2018
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May 10, 2018 – May 22, 2018
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May 15, 2018 – May 28, 2018
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May 25, 2018 – June 08, 2018
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June 01, 2018 – June 12, 2018
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Sept 10, 2018 – Sept 22, 2018

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Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 27, 2018

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Sept 20, 2018 – Oct 01, 2018

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Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 11, 2018

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Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 17, 2018

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Oct 10, 2018 – Oct 22, 2018

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Oct 15, 2018 – Oct 27, 2018

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Oct 17, 2018 – Oct 29, 2018

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Oct 20, 2018 – Nov 01, 2018

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Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 06, 2018

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Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 11, 2018

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Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 17, 2018

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Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 22, 2018

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Nov 15, 2018 – Nov 27, 2018

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Nov 20, 2018 – Dec 01, 2018

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Nov 25, 2018 – Dec 06, 2018

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Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 11, 2018

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USD 1,225

Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 12, 2018

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USD 1,225

Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 17, 2018

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USD 1,225

Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 22, 2018

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USD 1,225

Dec 20, 2018 – Jan 01, 2018

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USD 1,225

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Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience for Everest Base Camp express trekking?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Everest Base Camp express trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Everest base camp express trek?

Answer: All the guest houses along the trek route they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Everest base camp express trekking?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Everest base camp express trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Everest base camp express trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city tours / city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Everest base camp express trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: Is it possible to stay overnight at EBC? What would be the options?

Answer: Yes, it is possible to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp on your journey. Actually, we do have other itinerary to make this happen to stay over night at Everest Base Camp / ebc. Staying overnight at base camp is recommended during spring season in the months of April and May as you get the chance to see and meet Everest climbers (mountaineers) and the base camp is colorful during this time.

Question: What permits are required for EBC trek?

Answer: There are two different permits required for this trekking and they are TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit. All these permits will be arranged by gokyo treks and expedition agency.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during EBC trek?

Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving at Kathmandu; we can help you get one.

Question: What about guesthouses occupancy and crowd during peak season?

Answer: Oh yes, you will see many travelers from all round the world especially at popular Everest region during the best high season like in spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guest housesalong the routes.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp adventure?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent the high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to lower altitude and taken to hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or cancelled?

Answer: Weather at Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend extra night at Lukla (if you are returning Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, that depends upon situation. So, we recommend you to allocate couple of extra days after your Everest trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What are alternates to flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?

Answer: The best recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours’ drive) and trek for a 2 days to reach Lukla. In present day, theer are also regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Everest base camp express trekking?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: What is ebc express trek? Is is also called Kalapatthar express trekking?

Answer: Yes ! Short Everest base camp trek is called ebc express treks. And kalapatthar express trek is also the same.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Notice for the trekkers !

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Everest base camp express trek review

Everest base camp express trek review

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We booked our trek to EBC via Ammar at Gokyo Treks. He was very helpful as we had not booked anything but wanted to go as soon as possible
He booked our flights, organised our trekking permits, and guide. He also advised us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from EBC who told us what to expect. When we arrived in Lukla we were met by our guide. We did have to book a porter after two days but our guide was helpful arranging this. Ammar kept in touch with us during our trek to see how we were and to check the trek was going well. I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Treks – everything was really well organised and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organised was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Trip Price : USD 1,225 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 13 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-40 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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