Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days
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Short Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days


  • Duration12 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeSeptember- December & March- June
  • Trip TypePrivate
  • Max Altitude (5,545m/18,192ft)


  • Local Town of Namche bazaars - a Popular Sherpa People Town, 
  • Panorama view from Syangboche including Mt. Everest 8848m, 
  • Closed view of Thamserku, Amadablam & Pumori, 
  • Sunrise view from Kala Patthar including breathtaking views of Mt. Everest,
  •  Everest base camp an altitude of 5360m,
  • Khumbu glacier, one of the biggest Glaciers in the Himalayas along with breathtaking views.

“Go where you feel most alive!”

Did you know Trekking to Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular hikes in the world? Getting at the base of the top of the world at 5360 m offers you an amazing feeling ever. For those who have very limited time in Nepal, Scenic Nepal Treks offers our 13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek. If you have limited time, You may have to look at our regular Program Everest Base Camp- 14 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek is not just about reaching the foothill of the world’s tallest mountain. It is an amalgamation of high-altitude topographical experience and people’s cultural understanding. Too many superlative activities do make it an exciting prospect of finding the inner self of your traveling desires. From adventure to creation of momentous events EBC trek tops all.13 days Everest Base Camp is a customized trekking itinerary by Scenic Nepal Treks which is a bit different than our regular14 days  Mount Everest base Camp Hiking Itinerary. We have prepared this trekking itinerary for those adventures lovers who have limited time and strong planning to doing Base Camp Trek in Nepal. 

The journey starts with an adventurous flight to the world’s most extreme airport the Lukla Airport from Kathmandu. From temperate to alpine forests trekkers ascends and descend through the valley of moraines and glaciers. Places like Phakding, Manjo, and Sagarmatha National Park Entrance are covered before halting for acclimatization rest in Namche Bazaar. The place is a thriving town of the Khumbu region in which most of the daily goods of trekkers and locals depend on. A trip to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung during acclimatization would enthrall any individual for the greater good. Amadablam, Tabuche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Thamserku, Kwangde and many others dazzle trekkers.

The days will be harder day by day as trekkers ascend higher. You will be following halfway similar trails to Gokyo Lake Trek and Island Peak Climb.  Thin air and chilled mountain weather will welcome trekkers. From Namche, the spiritual hilltop monastery village of Tengboche is reached. It is the final destination for Everest View Trek as well. Stupendous scenery of Dudhkoshi Valley and Pangboche Valley have seen either side with Amadablam on the backdrop.

The journey further continues towards Dingboche at the foothill of Nagarshan Hill. Trekkers take another acclimatization break on this village either by hiking Nagarshan or Chhukung Valley. The journey from here onwards will be full of moraines and glaciers. The sight of Lobuche, Pumori, Cholatse, and others looms large continuously until trekkers reach Gorakshep passing by Lobuche. Walking through the memorial of legendary mountaineers and rocky rugged moraine beside the Khumbu glacier is an act of intrepidity and test of physical endurance.

Gorakshep is the last village/accommodation on the Everest Base Trekking trail. About 2 hours of walking will finally land trekkers to a much-coveted place on earth the Everest Base Camp (5364 m). Gather as many memories as possible and take a plethora of pictures. You will be blessed to share your story of being at the base camp of the Himalayan deity. The early morning hike of Kalapathar (5545 m) is another yet final adventurous push during this trek in Nepal. Get never seen before the sight of sun dazzling the quaint mountains with its golden rays. The journey returns back to Lukla via the Pheriche route.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements for Everest Base Camp Trek 

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a moderate trek, which is good for that hiker who has hiking experience. You don’t need to have any special training, however, you need to be able to walk and be physically fit.  Please do tell us if you have any preexisting medical condition such as heart, lung, and blood diseases


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Upon Your Arrival at Kathmandu Airport, You will be greeted by one of our representatives from Scenic Nepal Treks. Later we drive to your Hotel and give you a briefing about your trek together with your Guide. 

Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsNone
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m / 4429.134 ft

Early Morning around 5 am, You will be met by our Guide and drive to the Domestic airport for our flight to Lukla. Beautiful Morning and about 40 minutes of thrilling flight take you to the world's most adventurous Airport, Lukla.  You will have your breakfast and here and get ready for the hike to Everest Base Camp.  

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,652m/8,700ft)

With our morning breakfast around 7 am, we begin our hike to Namche Bazar. We have to cross numerous suspension bridges and have to trek past villages like Benkar, Manjo, etc. Near Manjo our permits will be checked and we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. During this day’s trekking trekkers can see Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru clearly. Finally to Namche Bazar. 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,440 m/11,280 ft)

Everest will be far distant and you will crave to reach there on this day. Green lush forests on either side of the trail and horde of Jokpyo/Yaks carrying goods are a usual sight. The journey consists of flat, downhill, and uphill walking. Get blessed by the sight of Khumbu Valley from top of Tengboche on either side including gigantic Mt. Amadablam looming at the backdrop. Take a walk around the monastery in the evening before chilling out at the dining hall of the tea house. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,870m/12,694ft)

The day will be picturesque because of rivers, forests, and hilly landscapes having mountains in the background. Once trekkers trek past Pangboche and Somare there awaits the valley of Dingboche between Nagarshan hill, Chhukung Valley, and Amadablam Mountain. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,360 m/14,300 ft)

We ascend all the way up to Lobuche on this day with some occasional rough flat trail. Grassy meadows and bushes are the only vegetation that you can see on this day. The most memorable portion of this day’s trekking would be the Everest Memorial in Thukla Pass and the sight of Pumori, Lobuche, Cholatse, and other mountains. Lobuche is a small tranquil village on the bank of the river facing the Kong Ma La Pass. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,940 m/16,207 ft)

After climbing the Lobuche Pass we will have to walk through the moraine. The trail is rugged and rocky which requires careful walking. Once you have reached the Gorakshep we will keep our baggage and have lunch. After lunch, we set out to reach Everest Base Camp. After walking for 1.5 hours you can reach the most coveted place. Take pictures and create some memories. We will again trek back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(5,170 m/16,961ft)

Early in the morning, we will climb the Kalapathar before sunrise. Behold the mesmerizing sight of sun rays kissing gigantic mountains. Such a wonderful sight is really worth all the hardship and physical endurance that you have spent all these days. We then trek downhill towards Pheriche trekking past Gorakshep, Lobuche, and Thukla. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,280 m/14,070 ft)

The trail is the same as you have ascended but don’t forget to enjoy the return trip. Our experts say that while you return you will see the different perspectives and landscapes. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,440 m/11,280 ft)

The most joyous day of our trekking is this day. With the memory of Everest's journey in mind, we jovially trek downhill and through Manjo & Phakding to reach Lukla. The evening can be fun-filled with celebrations among crew members and trekking partners. Relish Nepalese delicacies or drinks and enjoy the last evening in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,800m/9,186ft)

Early Morning from Lukla, you will take a flight to Kathmandu. Rest of the day at yourself, take a rest and Relax. By this evening, we offer you Nepali Cultural Dinner. 

Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m / 4429.134 ft

Today is your final day on the trip. If you are interested, you may extend your stay for more adventures.  One of our representatives will transfer you to Kathmandu. Please note that you have to be at the airport before 3 hours of Flight time. 


  • Accommodation None
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m / 4429.134 ft
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What’s Included


  • 2 Nights Good Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast 
  • Domestic & International Arrival and Departure 
  • 9 Nights Local Tea House Lodge during the Trek 
  • Experienced, Government Licensed English-speaking Guide
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu - Lukla-Kathmandu) with all airport taxes
  • All your  Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  ) during the trekking as per the menu
  • Trekker's information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • All necessary Trekking permits and National Park Fees. 
  • Sleeping Bag ( Need to return)
  • Duffel Bags ( If you are having Porter, need to return)
  • Trekking Map and Certificate
  • Staff insurance, medication, and equipment,
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • All Govt. and Local Taxes


  • Your Travel/trekking insurance
  • Additional / Early and late Arrival / Departure Accommodation and meals due to unforeseen circumstances such as Flight cancellation, delays, road blockade, etc. 
  • Any kind of drinks during the trek including drinking water
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Porter to Carry Your Bags  ( US$ 290 for a Porter)
  • Additional food or drink on the trek in addition to three meals
  • Personal expenses such as Wifi, Electronic Devices charging, Hot Shower, etc
  • Tips for staff ( Tips are expected)
  • Which is not mentioned in Cost Included Section.

Useful Info


You will be accommodated at Good Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast. While on the trek, you will be provided a Local Tea House Lodge. The tea house offers you a basic Private Twin Sharing Room with Sharing Bathroom. You will get a Private room unless you are traveling Solo.  The lodge will not provide any Towels and Toilet paper. So please prepare by yourself. 


There will be Three Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek. You will have any Western and Nepalese dishes which are similar to Indian. You can order any one item for each meal from Menu. You can have Noodles, Fried Rice, Pizza, Etc.

However, in Kathmandu, you will be provided only Breakfast.  

Guide and Porter

Depending on your choice, at this price there will be a guide and porter is optional for you. If you like to have a porter, You can have a Porter with an additional cost ( US$ 290 for a porter, can be shared by Two people)/  For us, the most important thing of the entire trip is to provide the best holiday experience with full of safety.  And a number of porters will be defined as per the number of members in your group. In general, 1 porter carries 2 person bags which will be between 20-25 kg in total.  If the number of people goes above 8, we will also provide you assistance Guide. :

Trekking Insurance:

It is very necessary to have Insurance to attend this trek. Please make sure Your insurance will cover all your expenses such as Air Ambulance, Helicopter Rescue, and treatment Costs.

Equipment & Packing List:

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also, understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg.

Important documents and items:

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body:

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable


  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body:

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric


  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version


  • 1 sleeping bag (Scenic Nepal Treks will provide you)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag ( Scenic Nepal Treks will Provide you)


  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies


  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash


Q1. What is the best season to do Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base camp trek can be done at any month of the year. However, we highly recommend you to do a trek between September and May.  Generally, from June onwards until the end of August it’s Monsoon season with lots of rain showers and unpredictable weather. 

Well, your meals and accommodation are already included in your program. However, there are certain things you need to pay for such as Drinks, Wifi, Hot Shower, Electronic Devices charging, etc. From our previous experience with our hikers, you may be spending US$ 15 to US$ 20 Per day but depending on your expenses. You better carry Nepalese Ruppess along the trail. You can exchange in Kathmandu. 

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a journey of a lifetime. The trip is physical but you have to be mentally prepared. You do not need to have Special training or Qualified but make sure you are able to walk 5 to 6 hours each day. We suggest you do regular Exercise and hiking before you come to Nepal for few weeks.  

In general, it is 11 Days total hiking from Lukla to Lukla including 2 Rest days during the trip. (8 Days going and 3 Days coming down.) There is a daily flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. So the total days of the trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu are 12 Days. We have offer you Everest Base Camp -14 Days trip package from your arrival til departure. 

It is remarked as a moderate trek which is not very difficult and not also easy. The trail goes slightly up which is easier compare to Annapurna Base Camp. 

No, there is no age limit but you should be physically healthy, fit, and able to trek.

  • Few tips to avoid altitude sickness.
  • No Cigarette or alcohol while going up.
  • Walk slowly.
  • Drink 4 Ltrs water per day.
  • Do not skip acclimatization day.
  • Do not take Diamox before you feel something.

Actually, nobody knows who may get altitude Sick because altitude sickness is very unpredictable. Sometimes our Local Guides and Porter also get suffered from it. Let’s say 95% of trekkers do this Everest Base Camp Trek successfully.

It is about 8 to 10 minutes flight. Sometimes flights may be delayed due to weather. 

Lukla Flight allows you only 15 kg including your hand carry. So please you can leave all unnecessary kinds of stuff in Kathmandu which you do not need during trekking. The hotel has a store Room. 

It depends on which month you are doing this trek. If you are doing it in winter can be less than -15C outside at night. Daytime is warm while walking. In general from September to January and March until June is the best time to do this hike. 

Yes, there is Wi-Fi but not as strong as in the city. You will need to pay extra, USD 3-5 will be charged per device for unlimited use.

Yes, you can charge your phones and other gadgets at the tea houses with charges ranging from USD3- USD 5 per device. Normally the charging point is located at the tea house’s reception counter.

You will have a basic Lodge which is also known as Tea Houses. You will get a private twin sharing room throughout the trek but sometimes at Gorakshep, our last destination can be crowded during peak season. So with limited Tea Houses, it might be chances to share rooms with the others. However, rest assured that we will try our best to provide our clients with the best option. 

No, you will not have a heating system in your room. However, the fireplace is available in the common dining area.

Yes, you need to have good Insurance for trekking. You can buy in your own Country. Please make sure your Insurance Covers Emergency Evacuation and Hospital. A credit card or sufficient cash (approximately USD 3000 - 5000) is required for any emergency evacuation by the Helicopter should the insurance company fails to arrange the Helicopter.

Yes, we encourage you to bring your own medicine from home like the ones we provide might be different which might not be suitable for you.

General headaches and coughs are very common in the mountain. But if you feel very sick then you have to stop to ascend and proceed to make your way down to lower altitude. The representative of Scenic Nepal Treks will be kept in touch with your guide for the entire trip. 

Yes, it is important to have acclimatizaon day during the trek. This is to allow your body to adapt to the rising altitude. 2 Days is sufficient for a 12 Days Everest Base Camp trek.

No laundry service during the trek. You may do your laundry at Kathmandu after the trek.

You can refill your water at the Lodge or restaurant. It is very safe to drink. Optionally you can also have tap water with purification tablets.  Refilling water will cost you about US$ 2 to US$ 5.

Tipping is not compulsory, but they do expect it from you.  You can give them whatever amount that you feel comfortable with the quality of services they had provided throughout the trek. They sure will be enlightened with the token of appreciation from you.

You will have western-style sharing toilets at 80 % of the places. You will have a private twin sharing Room which you will be using with your/Group partner. Please expect a very basic Room with 2 beds.

Yes! You can have western meals during the trek. Scenic Nepal Treks will provide you 3 meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and you can choose by menu. All the Tea house/Lodge offers you Western, Indian, and Nepalese Dishes. However Nepalese Dalbaht ( Rice & Curry) is the best. 

If you have limited time, the EBC trek can be shortened to 10 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. However, if you would like to take a helicopter down which can make your trip within 9 days from Kathmandu. It is highly recommended to have 14 Days Everest Base Camp trip if you are able to make it.

Everest Base Camp is located at 5,360 meters. However, for those who wish to set their foot on Kalapthhar, you will be reaching 5,500 meters and that will be the highest point for you with the best view of Mount Everest. Please do take note that you will not be able to see Mt Everest from Everest Base Camp.

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