Everest Base Camp Short Trek

18 reviewsShort Everest Trek
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5545m / 18192 ft
  • AccommodationHotel/Guest houses during trekking
  • MealsAll meals during trekking
  • Trip Start/EndLukla
  • Group Size2-30 pax
  • Best SeasonFebruary to May and September to December are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • An adventurous, short trek in the Himalayas that leads to the lap of the highest mountain in the world
  • Take a thrilling Lukla flight to and from Kathmandu
  • Start your journey in Kathmandu, exploring the ancient temples and places, and hike to Everest Base Camp
  • Follow the rugged trail inside the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore rushing rivers, cascading waterfalls, verdant valleys, lush forests, streams, and glacial moraines
  • Experience the simple mountain lifestyle while observing the daily lives and culture of Sherpas
  • Visit ancient monasteries like Tengboche and Pangboche on the way
  • Get to see diverse landscapes and jaw-dropping mountain panoramas
  • Take a helicopter flight back from Gorak Shep to Lukla

If you have to pick only one trek in your life, we recommend the Everest Base Camp short trek. It is the ultimate adventurous trek in the Himalayas that takes you right in front of the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. The journey is fun, exciting, and full of breathtaking mountain panoramas. And most importantly, you can complete it in only 7 days.

You will traverse lush rhododendron forests, verdant valleys, and Sherpa villages. On the way, cross suspension bridges over rivers and streams. The short Everest Base Camp trek starts with a Lukla flight and descends to Phakding. The trail then continues to Monjo, and from here, enters the Sagarmatha National Park.

The trail ascends from lush forests to glacier moraines in just 4 days of trekking. With that, the scenery also changes drastically. Unlike the standard EBC trek 14 days package, there is no acclimatization day in our Everest Base Camp short rek 7 days. However, the daily gradual rise in elevation allows trekkers to acclimatize, rest, and spend quality time with the locals.

Once you are above Dingboche, you will trek following the Khumbu Glacier moraine and steep, rugged tracks. Gorak Shep is the last settlement area before Everest Base Camp. You will explore the base camp, witness the infamous Khumbu Icefall, and take a thrilling helicopter flight back to Lukla on the same day.

Why do a short Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal?

Many travelers do the Everest Base Camp short trek every year for many reasons. This package is ideal for those who have limited time but have the fitness and willpower to complete the journey.

Whether you want to challenge yourself, unlock a new achievement, or just want to explore the Khumbu region in a short period, Everest Base Camp short trekking is a fantastic option for you.

Everest Base Camp short trek best suits experienced trekkers, however if you have the needed fitness, you may be able to complete the Everest Base Camp trek 7 days. Before joining the trek, trekkers have to train their body and mind.

The trekking route is dotted with beautiful Sherpa villages, stupas, and monasteries. Get to see the daily lifestyle and culture of the locals. You will visit the Tengboche Monastery and Pangboche Monastery on the way.

Our standard Everest Base Camp trek package includes a basic lodge, but you can upgrade the accommodation to luxury lodges. The tourist infrastructure is great along the Everest Base Camp trail.

Of course, there are limitations because of the remoteness of the region, but the services are better than other trekking routes in Nepal. You can customize the Everest Base Camp short trek itinerary and can extend the trek to Gokyo Lakes or add acclimatization days.

The commercialization of the Everest Base Camp trek route allows for many customizations, services, and comforts that make it one of the best trekking destinations in the world!

What to expect during the Everest Base Camp trek 7 days?

The landscapes and mountain views are heavenly on this trek. You will see Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Makalu (8,463 m/27,766 ft), Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft), Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), etc.

Disconnect with the digital world and embark on a journey that will untangle your thoughts and inspire your heart. You will connect with nature and enjoy every bit of it. The soothing scent and tranquil environment will inspire and rejuvenate your soul.

The crisp air, silence, and tranquility of the region will help you unwind and rejuvenate. Overall, the Everest Base Camp short trek is more than an adventure. You will get to feel a great sense of achievement in a very short period by completing the short EBC trek.

Join the Everest Base Camp short trek with Dream Heaven Adventure for a top-notch service and price

We are one of the local trekking and tour operators in Nepal. Our team has been organizing treks in Nepal for many years. We have flexible itineraries, which allow travelers to modify their journey as they wish.

Likewise, we guarantee Everest Base Camp short trek departure (unless disrupted by weather, natural disaster, or political disturbance). You do not have to worry about the Everest Base Camp short trek, as we have made sure you get the best price and top-notch service.

Book the Everest Base Camp short trek 2024 now to get a special deal. Below, we have mentioned the added benefit of Everest Base Camp short trekking with us:

  • No hidden price
  • Flexible itineraries
  • Native guide and porter
  • All transportation as per the itinerary
  • 24/7 support
  • Free duffle bag to use during the trek
  • Free space to store extra luggage in Kathmandu while trekking
  • Free airport pick ups and drop offs as per the itinerary


Trek distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ft
Duration: 35 minutes flight & 3 hours trek

Today, we will fly from Kathmandu or Ramechhap airport to Lukla. The flight duration is short but offers surreal mountain vistas. After landing at Lukla, we will meet with the porter, who will help us with our luggage. Our first night stop is Phakding village.

From Lukla, we trek for around 3 hours following lush forests to reach there. On the way, we will cross many suspension bridges and also pass by villages like Cheplung and Thado Koshi Gaon. On this day, we will see mountain views of Kusum Kangguru and Kongde Ri.


Lukla Airport

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,610 m

Trek distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles
Altitude: 3,440 m/11,290 ft
Duration: 6 hours

Continue trekking from Phakding via lush rhododendron and magnolia forests. The trail goes past villages like Toktok and Bengkar. We will soon cross the long Hillary Suspension Bridge and reach Monjo. Our permits are registered here at the police checkpost.

The trail continues ascending via dense forests, crossing suspension bridges on the Dudh Koshi River to Namche Bazaar. It is the biggest Sherpa settlement with a big market and many facilities like ATMs, museums, shops, cafes, etc.

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440 m

Trek distance: 10 km/6.2 miles
Altitude: 3,860 m/12,660 ft
Duration: 5-6 hours

Leaving Namche Bazaar, we will walk on a flat trail to Kyangjuma. From here, descend to Phungi Thanga and cross a suspension bridge. The trail then gradually continues via pine and rhododendron forests to Tengboche village. On the way, we will get to see views of mountains like Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kantega, etc. In Tengboche village, we will visit the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region.

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,867m

Trek distance: 9 km/5.5 miles
Altitude: 4,410 m/14,470 ft
Duration: 6 hours

Descend from Tengboche village for 45 minutes to reach Deboche via lush forests. From here, the trail continues through dense forest where we may get to see monal, musk deer, and blue sheep. We will reach Imja Khola. Crossing it, follow an uphill route to Pangboche village. Further, the trail goes through settlements like Shomare and Orsho to Dingboche village.

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,410 m

Trek distance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles
Altitude: 4,940 m/16,210 ft
Duration: 5-6 hours

From Dingboche onwards, the trail is steep and rocky. Following a steep route, ascend to a ridge and continue to Thukla. On the way, we will witness breathtaking views of barren hills, glaciers, and towering mountains all around us. The trail continues to Dughla Pass and goes past the memorial chortens to Lobuche village. Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, and Mt. Khumbutse views are outstanding along the trail.

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,940 m

Trek distance: 15 km/9.32 miles
Altitude: 5,364 m/17,598 ft
Duration: 7-8 hours

We will be arriving at the Everest Base Camp on this day. From Lobuche village, we will trek following the Khumbu Glacier. The trail is mostly steep and rocky. We will reach Gorak Shep, which is the last settlement before Everest Base Camp.
From Gorak Shep, the trail ascends to the base camp. Upon reaching the EBC, we will explore it and take some pictures. Later, return to Gorak Shep and take a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu.

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5160m

Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft
Duration: 35 minutes flight

We will fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning. It will be a thrilling take-off. Upon landing in Kathmandu, the guide will drop you at the hotel. Rest and spend the remaining day as you wish. Visit tourist sites and explore local markets. Likewise, go shopping, and if your muscles are extremely sore, consider getting a massage. In the late evening, we will meet over the farewell dinner.

  • Your Own
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4358m

In October 2022, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal made an official announcement regarding the cessation of flight operations between Kathmandu and Lukla during the peak trekking season. The authority has designated the peak season as the period between April 1st and May 30th, as well as October 1st and November 30th, occurring annually. As a result, passengers seeking to travel to or from Lukla via air transportation will be required to utilize Manthali airport in Ramechhap ( 4-5 hours drive from KTM) instead of Kathmandu. This alteration has a widespread impact on all airlines and tour operators operating in Nepal. However, it is important to note that individuals traveling during non-peak seasons will still have the option to avail direct flights connecting Kathmandu and Lukla.

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Short Trek map

Cost Details


  • All necessary pick up and drop by private tourist car ( including international airport pickup)
  • Round trip Flight ticket for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Sharing helicoper flight from Ghorak Shep to Lukla
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Local english-speaking government license holder trekking guide
  • All necessary paper works, Sagarmatha National park entry permits and TIMS card fee.
  • Equipments for the trekking staff
  • Local government fee and necessary paper works


  • Hotel/Meals in Kathmandu
  • Porter services
  • Travel insurance for your trek
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for staff ( Tipping is expected)
  • All kind alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Other expences ( if any )

Good to Know

Everest Base Camp short trek permits

The Everest Base Camp trekking route is inside the Sagarmatha National Park, and the trail is also managed by the local government of the Khumbu region. So, two permits are needed for the short Everest Base Camp trek.

They are the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit.

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit cost: Nrs 2000 per person
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit cost: Nrs 3000 per person

*Note: The permits are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to someone else's name. You only get one entry with both permits.

Difficulty level of Everest Base Camp trek 7 days

We have the 7 days Everest Base Camp short itinerary for travelers, who are extremely bound by time. To allow the travelers to do this trek 7 days, we have to remove acclimatization days from the itinerary. So, trekkers will not get a chance to rest in between trekking. Therefore, their physical and mental capacity to handle the challenges of high altitude must be strong.

Completing the Everest Base Camp trek in just 7 days is tough. However, if you are well prepared and packed, you can achieve it. The trail is rugged and has many uphill ascents. On the way from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, you will face the first steep ascent. Further, on the way, there will be many steep uphill sections.

You will cover only 65 kilometers on the Everest Base Camp short trek 7 days. You will hike to Everest Base Camp and take a helicopter flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla on the same day. Because of the limited time, you may not get a chance to hike to Kala Patthar. The helicopter flight allows you to skip the return walking to Lukla and allows you to complete the trek in just 7 days.

Altitude sickness and how to avoid it?

Altitude sickness is the main concern on the Everest Base Camp short trek because of no acclimatization days in the itinerary. Therefore, we only recommend this short trek to trekkers who have high-altitude experience and can adjust to the elevation without taking acclimatization breaks.

Below, we have mentioned the symptoms of the altitude sickness:

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite

To avoid altitude sickness during the Everest Base Camp short trek 7 days, follow the below instructions:

  • Drink plenty of water and fluids during trekking. Carry electoral powder to provide you with an instant boost of energy and to keep yourself hydrated during trekking.
  •  You also have to avoid smoking and drinking any alcoholic drinks during trekking.
  • You do not have to match anyone's speed. Maintain your pace and make sure you are not rushing. It will help you walk long hours.
  • Get adequate rest and have carbohydrate-rich meals.

When to do the short Everest Base Camp trekking?

The best time to do the short Everest Base Camp trekking is from March to May and September to November. These are the peak trekking months for EBC because of stable weather. Trekkers get to enjoy a moderate climate and clear, daylight hours in these months. The mountain views are fantastic.

The temperature remains mild during the daytime, however mornings and nights can get cold. Once you are above Tengboche village, you will see the temperature dropping below -5°C. So, carry a high-quality sleeping bag with you. The trek route is adorned with rhododendrons and magnolia.

The lushness of the region is fantastic at the start of the journey. Once you are above Dingboche village, you will face a rugged and cold environment. The trail is above the treeline, and the climate and vegetation totally differ.

Food and accommodation during the Everest Base Camp short trek

On the Everest Base Camp short trek, you will stay overnight in the lodges. The trekking route is dotted with basic lodges where trekkers spend nights. Twin shared rooms are common, and single rooms cost additional money. Luxury lodges are also available along the trail. The washroom is mostly shared.

We recommend you pack all the toiletries, including toilet paper, for the trek. Services like charging, hot showers, and WiFi cost extra money. Budget some money for daily personal expenses during trekking. Carry Nepali currency in small domination. 100, 50, 20, and 10 rupees notes will be perfect.

Trekkers get three meals a day during the trek. The meals are provided as per the menu of the lodges. The food variety is excellent on the Everest Base Camp short trek route. You will have options like momo, dal bhat, thukpa, noodles, chapati, curries, stew, fried rice, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, pasta, porridge, soups, pancakes, eggs, toast, oatmeals, etc.

Travel insurance for the short EBC trek

Travel insurance is mandatory if you want to do the Everest Base Camp short trek. It must cover emergency air evacuation and medical bills. Get the travel insurance in your country because it is not available to buy in Nepal.

Compare between a few travel insurance providers and get the one that covers evacuation from the Himalayas. For the Everest Base Camp short trek, we recommend buying a helicopter evacuation up to 5,500 meters. If you need any help to buy travel insurance, contact us. Our team will assist you with it.

Packing list for EBC short trek

You will need the following things for the short Everest Base Camp trek. Do note that you do not have to buy everything as most of them are available to rent in Kathmandu.

  • Four-season (zero degree) sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner
  • Puffy down jacket
  • Daypack (35-45 liters recommended) with rain cover
  • Trekking poles
  • Sun hat or cap and beanie
  • Scarf/neck gaiter/buff (highly recommended)
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • The base layer - underwear, t-shirts, long sleeve, shorts, pants
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket/pant
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Trekking pants
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Trekking boots and casual shoes
  • Dry towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Ointment, general medicine, and Diamox
  • Cough Syrup (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Mosquito repellent cream
  • Pillowcase
  • Toilet paper, wet tissue, toothpaste/toothbrush, moisturizer, lip balm, SPF, comb, small mirror, deodorant, etc
  • Map
  • Ziplock bags
  • Band-aid and crack bandage
  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifiers
  • Cash, documents, permits
  • Snacks, nuts, energy bars, etc


  • Q1. What is the shortest time to do the Everest base camp trek?

    Our 7 days itinerary is the shortest time to do the Everest Base Camp trek. However, this itinerary only suits individuals who are super fit and have previous trekking experience. Likewise, also have 11-day and 12-day Everest Base Camp trek packages that beginner trekkers may also do.

  • The Everest Base Camp short trek 7 days does not involve acclimatization days, so it is mostly recommended to trekkers who have previous high altitude experience. Likewise, you will daily ascent and descent at least 6 hours a day. You must have strong fitness and stamina to complete the Everest Base Camp trek in 7 days.

  • Yes, beginners can hike to Everest Base Camp. However, the 7 days Everest Base Camp hike may not be ideal for beginner trekkers. This is a rapid itinerary with no rest days. So, you will trek every day for 6 days straight and fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu on the 7th day. We highly recommend the 12-day & 14-day Everest Base Camp trek packages to first-time trekkers.

  • It depends on your physical and mental fitness and preparation. Our Everest Base Camp short trek is only 7 days long. There are no acclimatization days in this EBC itinerary. If you are a physically active individual and understand the challenge of the Everest Base Camp trek without acclimatization days, you can join with us.

  • No, there is no age limit for trekking to Everest Base Camp in a short time, however trekkers must be fit enough to take on this challenge. We suggest the Everest Base Camp short trek 7 days for young, fit, and experienced trekkers who can endure the daily long walking without rest days.

  • Like the usual EBC trek package, you will need two permits for the Everest Base Camp short trek. They are- the Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit, and the Khumbu Rural Municipality permit. You do not need any extra permit apart from these two.

  • Yes, travel insurance is a must for the Everest Base Camp short trek. It should mandatory cover emergency helicopter evacuation and medical costs. Trekkers without travel insurance are not allowed to do the 7 days EBC trek.

  • To get a visa for the Everest Base Camp short trek, you can apply online for an on-arrival travel visa or at the Nepalese Embassy in your country. Travelers can obtain an on-arrival visa upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport on any land border. Make sure you have the required visa fee and documents ready.

  • During the Everest Base Camp short trek, each trekker can pack up to 9 kg in their duffel bag. The duffel bags are carried by the porter. One porter carries a duffel bag for two trekkers. Likewise, trekkers can pack up to 5 kg in the day pack, which is carried by themselves.

  • Yes, you will need training for the Everest Base Camp short trek unless you are fit. Physical and mental exercise before the trek starts will allow you to enjoy the journey much more. Your fitness level determines how hard the trek is going to be for you. If you are fit, you will not find the journey extremely tough and therefore, can enjoy it better.

Client Reviews

  • Peter Jasinski
    Peter JasinskiAustralia |May 03, 2023

    EBC Trek: An Unforgettable Experience

    We recently did the EBC trek with Dream Heaven, guided by Raj and helped by our porter, Sujan. I'm really thankful for their amazing support and the memorable trip they provided.

    From our arrival in Kathmandu, Raj made us feel comfortable. He checked our trekking skills and ensured we were ready for the adventure. He knew a lot about the area's history and culture, making the trek even more interesting.

    Sujan, the porter, was great. He was strong, kind, and made our trek smoother. We couldn't have done it without him.

    Raj was always looking out for us. He set the right pace and made sure we were safe. He was also good at connecting with locals, which enriched our experience.

    The trek plan by Dream Heaven was perfect. They also changed plans when needed, like for weather reasons. We could enjoy the beautiful Himalayan views without feeling rushed. Their planning was top-notch.

    The places we stayed in were clean and better than expected. Raj's food and stay suggestions were always good. We had great meals and were well-taken care of.

    In short, the trip with Raj and Sujan was amazing. I'd advise anyone thinking of this trek to book with Dream Heaven and especially Raj. They'll make sure your Everest Base Camp trek is a memorable one.

  • Sudhir and Team
    Sudhir and TeamSouth Africa |April 25, 2023

    Great Experience with Dreram Heaven Adventure

    The glorious Himalayan vistas, the rivers, valleys and the people. The jolly banter with our guide Hupa Raj Tamang, whose knowledge of Nepal and the Himalayas was excellent. Our 2 sherpas, Dil and Thar Kumar, were also brilliant. We did the trek with Dream Heaven Adventure who were very professional and prompt from the outset, especially with regard to hotel bookings, transport and transfers. Suman, the CEO, was outstanding in terms of addressing all our needs and requirements, and we were all struck by his humility and willingness to assist. He treated us to a complementary Nepali dinner on our last night in Kathmandu which was delicious. I would caution future hikers about the following: the Pyramid hotel in Lobuche is by no means a luxury hotel, it is rather a dormitory with very basic and limited amenities. so dont be fooled by their advertising. The airport officials at Ramecchap may scam you in terms of charging you for overweight luggage, so ensure that you are present when your luggage is weighed. However, i must stress that this was in no way under the control of DHA

  • Uren Pillay
    Uren PillaySouth Africa |April 17, 2023

    This team made our dream a reality!

    Going on the EBC trek is a once-in-lifetime experience; bucket-list expedition; and daunting adventure. Having the right support is critical to making it a successful and enjoyable experience.
    Dream Heaven Adventure (Suman and trek team - Huparaj - guide, Dil and Thaar - porters) provided an outstanding service. Suman was always professional and very responsive to the 100s of questions we had. The trek team were always there to help support with a “can do” attitude. Hupa Raj’s knowledge and experience was vital when I showed signs of AMS.
    I highly recommend this group for a safe, successful and fun expedition to EBC!

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    EricHAustria |January 22, 2020

    Everest bc treks with DHA

    We have done Everest bc treks with DHA and it was most wonderful trip. The owner, Suman informed us very well in advance and made sure we were safe and having an amazing time. We had an amazing time and were completely thrilled by the excellent customer service by Suman and his team during the trek. Thanks to our great guide Raj and porter Nima. Guide Raj is very professional, always kind and helpful. We are truly happy from his excellent service and great take care the whole time. Ask for Raj as guide!!! It was a really memorable trip. I would strongly recommend this agency!

  • K
    KiliNoviceUnited Kingdom |May 15, 2019

    Everest Base camp trek - March 2019

    We did an Everest Base camp trek for 12 days with Dream Heaven Adventures. we thoroughly enjoyed the trek and it was on almost most days with clear blue skies.

    The views were amazing. We were fortunate to have gone through Dream heaven adventures and Suman made sure everything was planned accordingly. all went well with Lukla flights and accommodation in lodges and the Kathmandu city tour we did at the end.

    We were also very lucky to have one of the best guide Huparaj Tamang leading us to EBC . He was very experienced knowledgeable and spoke good English. He looked after us very well and no request was too big for him. always cheerful and happy.

    I would highly recommend this guide. overall the services we received from Dream Heaven adventures were all excellent. Thank you Suman and Huparaj .

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