Home » Everest Region Trekking » Short Everest Base Camp Trek 2024 / 2025

Short Everest Base Camp Trek 2024 / 2025 Trip Fact

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Cost, Guide, Porter, Itinerary, Lodges and Permits - Based in Lukla
  • tripfact-icon
    Trip Style : Hiking & Trekking
  • tripfact-icon
    Trip Difficulty : Strenuous Plus
  • tripfact-icon
    Trip Guide : Local Sherpa Guides
  • tripfact-icon
    Destination : Everest, Nepal
  • tripfact-icon
    Max Altitude : 5,545 Meters (18192Ft)
  • tripfact-icon
    Daily Walking Hours : Approx. 4-6 Walking
  • tripfact-icon
    Accomodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
  • tripfact-icon
    Food : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD)
  • tripfact-icon
    Start-End : Lukla - Lukla
  • tripfact-icon
    Transport : Private Car, Van, Bus
  • tripfact-icon
    Best Season : Mid February to June, Mid September to December
  • tripfact-icon
    Places to cover : Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Lobuche, Kalapatthar, EBC < Lukla

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Short Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular and beautiful trek in the Khumbu region. On this thrilling adventure, we get to discover and get familiar with the Buddhist culture, the beautiful Sherpa villages, their warm hospitality, the old religious monasteries, the astonishing mountain valley views, and the delicious butter tea at Tengboche monastery.

Some of the massive snowy peaks such as Mt. Everest i.e. 8848m, Mt. Lhotse i.e. 8516m, Mt. Makalu i.e. 8481m, Mt Ama Dablam i.e. 6812m, Mt. Cho Oyu i.e. 8201m and many more have their homes in this trailblazing region.

Short Everest Base Camp trek begins at Lukla Airport; a tiny airstrip that offers beautiful landscapes and stunning Himalayan giants from where your adventure trek really begins. The trek begins with the normal flat, downhill, and uphill hike. After hiking for 4 hours through beautiful Sherpa villages we reach Phakding. Phakding is a beautiful village which is situated at an altitude of 2640m. The next day morning, we are all set and excited for day 2 of our trek, from Phakding all the way to the beautiful town of Namche Bazaar.

The trail from Phakding towards Namche Bazaar takes us alongside the beautiful river of Dhudkosi. Along the way, we enjoy numerous beautiful waterfalls and cross many suspension bridges. The highlights of the day are walking through Everest National park and crossing an epic Hillary bridge which directs us towards the beautiful and bustling town of Namche Bazaar.

Namche, an amphitheater-style of town is the heartland of the Sherpa kingdom where we can find most of the modern facilities such as the Internet, ATM, Cafes, night bar with happy hours, and a lot of stores for buying or renting gear for the short Everest Base Camp Trek.

In Namche Bazaar, we are staying for two nights, it is very important for us to rest and get used to the change in climate and altitude.  On our rest day, we take a short hike up the Namche Bazaar towards the Everest View hotel.  Heading up towards the hotel, from this viewpoint, we have our first view of Mount Everest.

Hotel Everest View has been listed on the Guinness Book of world records as the highest-placed hotel in the world at 13000 feet or 3960 meters. Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with the splendid view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, feel like living in a postcard, truly spectacular.

After having proper acclimatization, we trek from Namche Bazaar towards Tengboche. Hiking towards Tengboche from Namche Bazaar, we have a superb view of the mountains surrounding us. The trail from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is nice gradually up and down crossing several suspension bridges and passing through lush and refreshing Pine forests with splendid views of the mountains surrounding us.

Tengboche is home to the famous Tengboche Monastery which is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. The monastery is situated at an altitude of 3680 meters.

We continue our trek from Tengboche towards Dingboche, it is a beautiful day for the hike. The trail gently goes downhill and uphill from Tengboche to some beautiful Pine Forests and comes across a suspension bridge crossing over the Imja River with a picturesque view of Mount Ama Dablam. The view of Ama Dablam is especially striking and majestic which is a major highlight of the trails towards Dingboche.

Dingboche, situated at an altitude of 4200 meters, is above the tree lines. This village is also known as the summer valley of the Khumbu region as the name echoes the valley gets more sun.

We continue our trek from Dingboche towards Lobuche, on the way we cross a rickety bridge and climb steeply uphill the mountain towards Lobuche and come across the Everest Memorial site in Chukla Lare. Here, there are prayer flags and monuments honoring all the climbers and Sherpas who have died attempting to climb Mount Everest.

From Lobuche, we head towards Gorakshep and to the amazing Everest Base Camp. Hiking up from Lobuche, we come across rock fields, moraines, and glaciers. The Everest Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 5364 meters is the most striking place for a surreal view of the Mount Everest range.

Furthermore, we hike to Kala Pathar to have a grand view of breathtaking mountains including Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Nuptse range.

We at Alpine Eco Trek, offer Everest Base Camp trek Cost and Itinerary based in Lukla, and our team is ready to welcome you with a special discount for early booking in 2023 and 2024. The trek will be led by our friendly, trained, and experienced guide and support team. The maximum height of this trek is 5,365 meters, which is the Everest Base Camp itself. The most favorable season for this trek is from mid-February to June and September to December. The trek is moderately challenging, thus, anyone with moderate physical fitness will be able to enjoy the epic journey.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp 10 Days

As many trekkers dream of conquering the short Everest Base Camp trek, careful planning should be done before undergoing such a challenge. One of these would be to find out what the best season for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek is. Alpine Eco Trek advises all trekkers to undergo this trek in Nepal during the autumn season (end September to late December) and during the spring season (March to mid-May).

During these seasons the mornings are clear and during the day the weather provides excellent trekking conditions to make the short Everest Base Camp Trek even more memorable.

Trek in Autumn/Fall

Autumn of fall will be ideal for clear mountain views. Although slightly colder than the spring season, the days are warm and the nights can get frosty cold with temperatures from minus 10 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. Of course, this also depends on the elevation. For example the higher we go the colder it will get. Do you want more info about the autumn trekking season on Everest? Don’t hesitate and contact our Alpine Eco Trek team by E-mail.

Trek in the Spring Season

A bit warmer than the autumn season, spring is ideal for trekking in Nepal as the months of March to May are perfect for trekking in the Everest region. Mountain passes will be more accessible and due to the warmer temperatures, the trekking days become more enjoyable. As April to May is the peak season for climbing and summiting Mt Everest, the Base camp will be full of tents and mountaineers.  Do you want more info about the spring trekking season on Everest? Don’t hesitate and contact our Alpine Eco Trek team at our email.

Alpine Eco Trek does not recommend the trek to Everest Base Camp during the monsoon season, as most trails will be inaccessible and many flight delays towards Lukla airport will occur.

Accommodations during Short Everest Base Camp Trek

While trekking to Everest Base Camp, we make sure to use local Guesthouses also known as Tea-houses. This provides sustainability to the local communities and increases your trekking experience. Keep in mind that these guesthouses are basic and not luxurious. The rooms are clean and simple and the dining areas are heated to get warm from the cold outdoors.

During the trek breakfast, lunch and dinner are included but you can also order separately from the menu as per your choice. Although that is not included. All the rooms are fitted with a standard Nepali bed, pillow, and blanket.

Alpine Eco Trek does recommend bringing a sleeping bag with you during the trek. These can be hired or even bought in Thamel. Bathrooms and toilets during the trek are public and shared with other guests, please do remember that we are trekking in a remote area and comfort is not always available here.

Food and Drinks on Short Everest Base Camp Trek

As mentioned above, during the trek breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. The guesthouses offer a variety of delicacies ranging from traditional Nepali rice with lentil soup, locally known as Dhal-Bhat, with some vegetables and a spicy pickle sauce to even pizzas.

Alpine Eco Trek does recommend not to order any type of meat during your trek especially at the higher elevations as the meat has a quick habit of causing stomach aces that will ruin your trekking experience.

For gluten-free eaters, we do recommend pre-packing some items to bring with you during the trek. Breakfast and dinner will be at the guesthouse and lunch will be packed and enjoyed along the way.

Drinking water can be bought throughout the trek. The price for a bottle of mineral water in Lukla costs you about RS 80 and the higher you go, the more expensive it gets, a bottle of mineral water in higher places like Lobuche and Gorakshep will cost you up to RS 300. We recommend you drink at least 4 liters in a day.

We also would like to recommend you get a steel reusable water bottle in Kathmandu or bring it from your home. Along the trail, the tea-houses sell boiled warm water, here you can refill your bottle and it actually works out much cheaper than buying bottled water.

You can also use water purification tablets or buy a steripen. During the evenings, we would often order pots of hot water and drink that, you can also fill up your bottle with any remaining in the pot and it will still be good to drink the next day.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek Fitness

It is not necessary to have any previous trekking experience but we do advise when participating in Everest BC 10 days trek that leads above 5,000 meters or 16,404 feet to do some form of exercise at least 3 months before starting your trek.

Hiking, running or even gym fitness are recommended as pre-training for trekking in these high altitudes. Building up your stamina and practicing higher altitudes before heading to Everest will only work to your advantage and lessen the chance of fatigue or even AMS Acute Mountain Sickness.

Why Short trek to Everest Base Camp with a Local Company?

This is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayas hence adventurers from all over the world are keenly interested in doing this trek. And, there are many travel companies abroad that are also operating the treks to Everest Base Camp but being a local company we are naturally more familiar with Everest base camp, you will find a native taste on our treks.

Also, the money you pay to a local company goes directly into the hand of needy locals and supports the local economy but with the money you pay to a travel company at your home, a huge percentage remains with themselves as a commission so please consider traveling with a local company and deal directly with local experts. And, it is always cheaper to organize a trip with a local company.

Trip Highlights

  • Trip will be briefed in Kathmandu by the Alpine Eco Trek leader.
  • Free trek bags will be provided by the company.
  • You will also receive a warm returnable sleeping bag per person from the company.
  • An amazing walk on the peace trails of Everest National Park will please you.
  • Travel through the legendary Namche village – Sherpa Kingdom.
  • Mesmerizing views from a well-facilitated Everest View Hotel will make you feel you are in heaven.
  • Exploring the world-famous as well as cultural Tengboche monastery.
  • You will be mesmerized by the striking views of Mount Amadablam from Dingboche.
  • A presentation will be given to you in the form of breathtaking views of the majestic Mount Everest range from Kalapathar.
  • A thrilling hike to Everest camp will end our historical trek.

Our Guide and Staff will greet you at Lukla Airport and begin an epic journey to the Everest Base Camp. You will trek to Phakding which takes approximately 4 hours to reach. On the way, you will witness the beautiful Mt Nupla (5,885m), Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6,367m), and Mt. Kwongde range. Dinner and overnight stay at Phakding (2,652m).

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Phakding
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,652m

The trail passes through magnificent waterfalls. We pass through villages with dense forests where you come across rhododendrons which are the national flower of Nepal, creamy-pink colored magnolia trees, and giant firs. Along the way, you will be pleased to witness your first glimpse of lofty Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6369m), Mt. Thamserku (6608m), Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb brings you to the lovely village of Namche Bazaar (3445m).

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Namche
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,445m

Acclimatization is very important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short day’s hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to Everest view hotel which provides you with a very close view of Mt Everest. But this is entirely optional. You are free to relax and explore the Sherpa culture of Namche as well.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Namche
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,445m

After walking for an hour, you will arrive in Phungithanga. From there, the trail moves straight up through dense forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons. Himalayan giants, Mt. Kwongde (6187m), Mt. Tawache (6542m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Lhotse (8618m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m) and Mt. Thamserku (6608m) surrounds you creating a panoramic view where we can have a short photo break. After that, we visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Tengboche
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,860m

Walking beyond Tengboche, the altitude starts to act up. The trail moves down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola, and ascents past superb Mani stones - carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant, Om Mani Padme Hum, to Pangboche at an elevation of 3860m. The Gompa here is worth visiting as it holds a great cultural value. The trail moves up to Pheriche at 4,240m above sea level where we will find the medical facility and they will be providing you with necessary tips on Altitude Sickness.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Pheriche
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,240m

From Dughla, the trail ascends to a broad, gently sloping valley, eventually leading to steep trails in the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We are then left into the memorial area at Chukpilhara before reaching the beautiful Lobuche at 4,930m.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Lobuche
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,930m.

The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with aesthetically pleasing views of Pumori. The trail then crosses tributary glaciers reaching the dry lake bed of Gorak Shep. At this point, we briefly stop for lunch and then climb the famous Kalapatthar to get the best scenes of Everest and the mountains surrounding it. We then depart back to Gorak Shep for the evening.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Kala Patthar
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:5,545m

Early morning, we walk to Everest Base Camp and visit the Everest base camp area. We then walk down towards Pheriche.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Everest Base Camp - Pheriche
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:5,364m - 4,240m

After breakfast at Pheriche we trek down to Namche Bazzar. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Namche
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,445m.

We start our trek after a delicious breakfast at Namche Hotel, 7 to 8 hours down hill and up hill walks, we reach at Lukla. Celebrate an epic journey with a local drink and farewell your guide and staff. Overnight at hotel/Guesthouse. End Services.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Lukla
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,880m.

Want to Tailor this itinerary?

Map of This Trek


Request a Private Date
Note: 10 days Everest Base Camp trek cost and itinerary: Traveling alone, no worry, we offer fixed departure dates for the short Everest Base Camp Trek, join our existing groups, save money for your next adventure and make a new friend in the Himalayas.
If you are a group leader or traveling with your own group of family members or friends, let us know, we have a special offer for group leaders and traveling with family and friends.
And, if the above departure dates are not suitable for you, please request a private date.
This is a budget package based on Lukla and the trip cost is based on a guide, porter, food, guesthouse, and permits without flight fares to Lukla and back.

Have a question ?

Please call us on +977 98510 36844 to talk about your adventure or chat with Ram Kumar on WhatsApp (Available 24hrs) for best quote and detailed information.    
  • small-thumbnails The entire airport picks up and drops.
  • small-thumbnails Everest National park fee with trekking permit.
  • small-thumbnails Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • small-thumbnails All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • small-thumbnails Accommodation (Guest house or mountain lodges) during the trekking period.
  • small-thumbnails English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • small-thumbnails Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • small-thumbnails All necessary grounded transportation.
  • small-thumbnails Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • small-thumbnails Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • small-thumbnails Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
  • small-thumbnails Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight fares
  • small-thumbnails Hotel, Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • small-thumbnails Personal nature expenses.
  • small-thumbnails Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • small-thumbnails Rescue & Evacuation.
  • small-thumbnails Gratitude (tip) for staff.

Useful Information

Booking and Payment Process

Your booking and payment process for the 10 days of Everest Base Camp trekking is never been easier. You can book online via mail or our website for any trip that you would like. For this trek, we require a booking payment of a 20 percent advance of the total trip cost that can be easily made by either bank transfer, Western Union, or even online payment via wise.com or Xoom.com. Bank account and payment details will be shared via mail at your convenience. The rest of the payable amount can be paid upon arrival in cash or via bank transfer/online payment. Do make sure to send your required documents such as passport copies, passport-size photos for your permits, and a copy of your travel insurance policy. Your flight details such as arrival dates and departure dates we request at least two weeks prior to your departure to Nepal.

We are a reliable and trustworthy company, leading trekkers/travelers through Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet for over two decades, and being well established in the tourism industry for its excellent service our company is sure to give you the trip of a lifetime. Authorized by the government as a licensed and registered trekking and tour operator in Nepal with a registered number: 1907/071, we are also affiliated with the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

startingicon Starting From:

US$ 950 pp $ 1100
We offer Group Discount
  • why-usthumb
    Local Experts
    Happiness Guaranteed
  • whyus-thumb
    Easy Payment Options
    Book with confidence
Book This Trip Inquire This Trip

Trip Reviews

We take great pride in taking care of our guests

  • December 27, 2022

The 10 day EBC trek was an amazing Himalayan experience

The trek to the Everest Base Camp with Alpine Eco Trek was one of the best travel experiences in my life. While the trek itself was full of wonders, we were amazed by the lengths the guides and porters went for our comfort. They made sure that the pace of the trek was slow and steady. Also, they booked accommodation and transports for us. The quality of the food was remarkable even so high in the Himalayas. Likewise, the lodges and tea houses that we stayed throughout the trek also had tidy and hygienic rooms. Thus, our Everest Base Camp Trek was an amazing Himalayan experience, we strongly recommend Ram and his company Alpine Eco Trek.

  • Kate live4
    United States
  • December 27, 2022

Amazing guide for EBC 10 days trek

The 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek became the trip of my lifetime and thanks to Alpine Eco Trek for making it so. Since South Asia and especially Nepal was new to us, we required a reliable travel partner. Alpine Eco Trek proved to the perfect fit for us and organized the entire trip. From airport pick up to Lukla flights, we were guaranteed a well managed trip. Even more amazing was the reception we received at the villages along the trekking route. The Sherpa lodges and tea houses offered great hospitality along with excellent food and beds to rest at the end of the day. I commend all of the individuals involved in the trek and recommend trekkers to choose Alpine Eco Trek on their visit to Nepal.

  • Vilandou TKR45

Customize This Trip

Tell us your travel plans and preferences and we will design the best trip match for you. Or Give us a call, we are at your service!


Ram Kumar Adhikari


Sangita Adhikari

Management Head

Ram Gopal Adhikari

Trip Co-ordinator

Trip Advisor Recognations

Our goal at Alpine Eco Trek is to deliver the most unforgettable and epic journeys to our clients. We create memories that are to be remembered for a lifetime. Memories you can be proud of and can share with everyone around you...


Need a Reference ?

American flag Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

American flag Redondo Beach, CA

  • Associations:

  • registered-image
  • registered-image
  • registered-image
  • registered-image
  • registered-image
  • Sister Concern:

  • associations
  • associations