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Everest Base Camp Short Trek

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Duration
14 days
Max. Elevation
5554m
Group Size
1-20
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Plane and Private Transportation
Best Season
March to May and Sep to Dec
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house 
Meals
Breakfast in city & BLD during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Lukla - Phakding - Namche bazar - Everest view Hotel - Namche - Tengboche - Dingboche - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar - Pheriche - Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Everest Base Camp (EBC) is situated 5,364 metres (17,598 feet) above sea level in Nepal's Khumbu area.
  • Climbers starting in EBC are the ones who often climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
  • An exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a little airstrip situated away in the Himalayas, is usually the first step towards reaching at EBC.
  • Along the route, trekkers will encounter the unique Sherpa culture, which includes traditional villages, monasteries, and helpful locals.
  • This UNESCO World Heritage Site, well-known for its diverse range of flora and fauna, passes through on the EBC trek.
  • Along the way, trekkers stay in teahouses where they can enjoy the friendliness and welcoming nature of the locals.
  • Stunning views include well-known peaks including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Mount Everest.
  • Tengboche Monastery, a major cultural site along the way, is a peaceful spot with breath-taking vistas.
  • The final village before arriving at EBC, at 5,164 metres, provides a spectacular view of Kala Patthar.
  • Kala Patthar is a popular spot to see Everest at sunrise since it provides a closer view of the summit and surrounding peaks.
  • The Khumbu Icefall, which is visible from EBC, is a challenging section of Everest with huge cracks and seracs.
  • This touching memorial honours the climbers who lost their lives on Mount Everest and is situated there.
  • Trekkers must take adjustment breaks for adjustment to the effects of high altitude in order to lower the risk of altitude sickness.
  • The history of Sherpa-led expeditions at EBC is broad, and hikers can discover the accomplishments of renowned mountaineers.
  • EBC develops into an energetic centre with colourful tents, climbers getting ready for ascents, and a unique feeling of community throughout the climbing season.
  • The highly skilled Sherpas known as "Icefall Doctors" are in charge of creating and preserving the path across the deadly Khumbu Icefall.
  • The Himalayas' wild beauty and the human spirit's endurance can be captured in a variety of images offered by EBC.
  • Held every year, this race begins close to EBC and descends to Namche Bazaar, drawing athletes from all over the world.
  • The walk may be unpredictable because to the numerous rapid changes in the weather, including sunny mornings and dark afternoons.
  • Reaching the summit of Everest Base Camp (EBC) is an outstanding accomplishment that offers an overwhelming feeling of wonder, satisfaction, and connection to the highest peak on Earth.

Overview



The Everest Base Camp Short Trek is an adventure of a lifetime. Everest Base Camp Short Trek is specially designed for those who are hungry for a thrilling quest in the Himalayas. This trek provides you the prospect of embracing the base of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848m). It is one of the grandest opportunities to trek in the Himalayas. It was first ascended by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. Bharal Adventure presents the best route to the Everest in limited days of trekking.

The journey is full of adventure. An average amount of stamina and agility is required for this trek. The Everest Base Camp Short Trek is related to getting at the foothill of Everest in just about 14 days. This includes time in Kathmandu trekkers need to up their tempo while trekking on the trail. Especially, away from the luxury and comfort of cars, pollution, noise, the hustle and bustle of city life, this Trek brings you close to nature. Also the Himalayan arena in the land of the mighty Mount Everest. Hence, It is one of the perfect ways to stretch your personal endurance. And also cleanse your spirit before you plan to get back to the everyday hassles of your regular life. Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is the longest trekking trail while this one is the short duration trekking.

Trekkers can witness the beauty of the world's highest mountain in just 14 days with the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Short Trek, which is a shortened yet exciting trip set against the majestic scenery of the Himalayas. This adventure is the ideal combination of breath-taking scenery, getting to know a new culture, and experiencing the excitement of arriving at the famous base camp. The tour starts with a beautiful flight from Kathmandu to the fabled Lukla airfield, which is hidden deep in the middle of the Khumbu area. Trekkers could get a personal look at the rich local culture as they go through traditional Sherpa communities.
The path for this walk has been carefully created to offer a perfect adjustment process, allowing participants to gradually adjust to the rising altitude. Each day brings with it new and breathtakingly lovely scenery for trekkers to explore as they follow the experienced routes of Sagarmatha National Park. The path passes by old monasteries that vibrate with the region's spiritual vitality, through forests of rhododendron, and over suspension bridges covered in colorful prayer flags. The stunning views from Tengboche, which is home to a well-known monastery with a backdrop of Everest and other peaks, is one of the expedition's highlights. The majestic Kala Pathar mountain rises in the distance as one gradually ascends to Gorak Shep, the last village before Everest Base Camp which brings excitement to our journey.

There is a real sense of achievement at Everest Base Camp. Trekkers following  the footsteps of renowned climbers as they enter the Khumbu's massive peaks, with Mount Everest towering over the horizon. An air of adventure and respect for the mountain's difficulties surrounds the colourful tents of climbers and the moving Everest Memorial. Trekkers see the scenery change from alpine mountains to the green valleys as they travel through the Khumbu Valley. With a successful return to Lukla and a flight down to Kathmandu, the voyage comes to an end, leaving behind priceless memories of an incredible adventure set against the backdrop of the highest peaks on earth. The Everest Base Camp Short Trek is a deeply inspirational adventure that captures the spirit of the Himalayas. It is more than just a physical trek. It is the perfect option for anyone looking for a shortened yet complete Himalayan journey because it offers participants the excitement of high-altitude trekking, cultural immersion, and the pure beauty of Everest in just 14 days.



When Is The Best Time For Everest Base Camp Short Trek?
There are essentially two trekking seasons for Everest base camp. Spring from February to late May, and Autumn from September to the end of November. Therefore, the summer months are very wet with the monsoon and winter is extremely cold. For a more detailed explanation about the weather in the Everest region and other factors. That you should consider before deciding when to trek see the Best time to hike in the Everest region .Adventure seekers are drawn to the Everest Base Camp Short Trek by its magnetic attraction to explore the difficult but rewarding landscape of the Khumbu region in the magnificent Himalayas. For an unforgettable vacation, timing is essential while starting on this incredible journey. Spring and autumn present themselves as the two best seasons for those who enjoy adventure.

Spring (March to May): 
March through May are the best and most popular months to start the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Short Trek, which provides adventure seekers with an experience that is surpassing in the heart of the Himalayas. The main attraction of this time of year is the lovely weather that spring brings. An nice trekking experience is made possible by the calm and moderate environment during these months. Furthermore, hikers are rewarded to panoramic vistas of the spectacular Himalayan peaks, including the famous Mount Everest, because spring is accompanied by bright sky and remarkable visibility. The clear views are made better by the fresh air, which makes it the perfect time for videography while enjoying in the beautiful surroundings.

The rainbow of colour created by rhododendrons in bloom and a wealth of wildflowers along the trekking paths is one of the unique characteristics of the springtime. This visual spectacular turns the walk into a sensory extravaganza and gives the snowy surroundings an amazing contrast. Apart from the visual appeal, a lower chance of rainfall in the spring guarantees that hikers experience few weather-related interruptions, improving availability and enjoyment of the routes. The Everest Base Camp Short Trek's perfectly matches the pleasant spring weather, giving plenty of chances for perfect adjustment. The cooler temperatures help hikers adapt to the rising altitude more comfortably, which improves their general well-being. In addition, springtime brings with it a greater amount of wildlife activity, allowing hikers to catch views of a variety of bird species and other animals, adding to the overall natural experience.

Although many other hikers are drawn to the area during the spring because of its popularity, this also makes the teahouses and trekking paths more active and energetic. The social aspect of the walk is made better by the companionship of similar adventurers, which increases the sense of connection and group achievement.
To sum up, March to May is the best season to do the Everest Base Camp Short Trek. This is because of the combination of perfect weather, breath taking scenery, and a lively trekking community that makes for an incredible experience. This season perfectly captures the spirit of the EBC Short Trek for those looking to enjoy the greatest Himalayan adventure experience. It offers the perfect mixture of relaxation, natural beauty, and companionship among similar individuals under the shadow of the world's tallest peaks.

Autumn(September to December): 
Following the monsoon season, fall brings picture-perfect scenery and stable weather to the Khumbu region. At lower elevations, the temperatures is similar to springtime, making it the perfect place for trekking. Trekkers are filled with wonder and dedication when they see the Himalayan peaks under the beautiful sky of fall. The lush greenery that covers the area, left behind from the monsoon, contrasted dramatically with the dry, high-altitude views. Like spring, autumn sees an enormous number of hikers who bring a sense of adventure and companionship to the walk.

The Everest Base Camp Short Trek is a comprehensive adventure that travels through traditional Sherpa communities, historic monasteries, and breath-taking alpine scenery in both seasons. Trekkers are able to fully immerse themselves in the rich cultural fabric that envelops the Khumbu region, and the gradual rise guarantees excellent adjustment. Every step turns into a journey across time and place, where the uncontrolled spirit of adventure mixes with the beauty of the mountains.

But among all of the breath-taking beauty, careful planning is necessary. Gear selection for high-altitude tasks must be carefully considered, multiple layers of clothes must be worn, and weather swings have to be acknowledged. The walk becomes more than just a travel experience; it becomes a physical test, a celebration of the natural world, and a means of building a strong connection with the Himalayas.

Whether under the vibrant hues of spring or amidst the post-monsoon allure of autumn, the Everest Base Camp Short Trek becomes a saga of self-discovery and resilience. It is an odyssey where the echoes of Sherpa culture harmonize with the rustling prayer flags, and the footsteps of trekkers resonate with the timeless whispers of the world's highest peaks. Each season brings its own magic, ensuring that those who embark on this Himalayan adventure forge memories that endure, etched against the backdrop of Everest's towering magnificence.

Trip Itinerary

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a Bharal Adventure signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Max. altitude

1300

Accomodation

3*** Hotel (Hotel Woodapple or Kathmandu Suite Home & Kathmandu Garden Home)

Meals

Bed and Breakfast

You will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla on this day. Before your scheduled journey, your guide will accompany you to the international terminal. These flights are booked during the morning to guarantee you can land because the weather in Lukla may be quite challenging to interpret because of the wind in the afternoon. You will enjoy the greatest views of the mountains and the Himalayas if the weather is clear.

After you land, You will be supported by porters as you make your way to Phakding, descend to the Dudh Koshi River, pass through the villages of Chheplung, Ghat, Sano, and Thulo Gumela and Chorten, as well as the monasteries of Drangdrak Gompa and Pema Choling Gompa, all while taking in the breathtaking views of the Kumbila and sister summit Kusum Kanguru. The calming melody of the Dudh Koshi River will be there to accompany your journey as you travel with mules and other hikers. Phakding is the final stop before bed.

Max. altitude

2652

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

You'll be traveling to Namche Bazar, also known as the "capital of the Sherpas," today. After breakfast, take the trek through the towns of Zamphute and Tok Tok to see the morning sunlight beams sparkling Thamserku Peak. The trek crosses many suspension bridges, including the well-known Hillary Suspension Bridge, before passing the Dudh Koshi, a milky glacial river that flows up to Monjo. The route becomes quite difficult to  climb uphill toward Jorsalle village as you enter the national park. But after a time, the tough trail rewards you with a magnificent view of Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Everest, and Nuptse.

After a short break, continuing on a tough route upward towards Namche Bazaar until you reach an incredible high bridge that crosses the Dudhkoshi River valley. Just before this bridge, the Dudhkoshi River meets its branch, the Bhote Koshi. You'll get your first view of Mount Everest as you ascend, gazing over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge; Namche is just a short climb from here.

Max. altitude

3440

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

You will have a day off after getting to Namche Bazaar to adapt the weather. Over the next four days, the journey will take you over 4,000 meters. Since there may be significant health risks that are associated with motion sickness, relaxing will be our primary aim at that time.

Even though it is a rest day, you may take a little excursion in the hills above Namchebazar in the direction of the village of Syangboche. You will go to the Everest View Hotel, which is one of the greatest deluxe hotels in the world.You could even enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Mount Everest, Nuptse, Kwange, Kangtega, Lhotse, Taboche, and Khumbila from the hotel's balcony.

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

We take a path from Namche to Tengboche. The trail from Namche to Tengboche is referred as the most beautiful trekking route   on whole Everest Base Camp Trek. You will reach Phungithanga as you continuouslly walk your way down the mountainside above the Dudh Koshi River. The lovely route changes into a more difficult uphill trek as you cross Phungithanga. Before reaching Tengboche, you must cross the Imja Khola, a tributary of the Dudh Koshi River, which is covered by a rhododendron forest.

Tengboche is famous for its Buddhist temple, Tengboche Monastery. It is indeed a historic monastery at a high altitude with spectacular views of the Everest region. Make sure to check out the monastery's incredible paintings and statues. You may get a close-up view of Ama Dablam as well as the nearby mountains, which include Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse.

Max. altitude

3860

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

Following the Imja Khola after an early breakfast, the path climbs up towards the village of Shemar and passes the tree line, changing the environment to desert, dry areas with spots of coniferous trees, scrub, and isolated agricultural lands.

You will continue the lower route to the Imja Khola bank as you reach the next town, Orsho. Just before you reach Dingboche, there are several chortens, mani walls, and prayer flags. After crossing a modest mountain, you will finally arrive at the expansive village of Dingboche, which is in a windy, frigid region with nighttime lows of 0 degrees even in the summer.

Max. altitude

4410

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

The village has a variety of viewpoint spots that are excellent for acclimatization trips; this is your second day of acclimatization. Nagarjun Hill, which rises gradually from Dingboche to its top at 5,100 meters, gives stunning views of Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, and Kangtega.

You have the option to explore the village on something like a lovely walk if you are in great condition and looking for more experience.

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

The path gradually gets more tough as it rises rapidly over the slope of Khumbu Glacier. You will reach the peak of  Thukla Pass after conquering the narrow ridge's tough hike. A large number of stone monuments honoring departed climbers may be seen in this region.

Following this pass, you will travel through green valleys and mountainous territory to reach Lobuche. The only permanent habitations in this village are teahouses.The striking views of high mountains just beside Tea houses will surround you. It is in a small valley situated between Khumbu Glacier and Lobuche Peak. You will be able to admire at Taboche and Nuptse's spectacular climb above the teahouse.


Enjoy the view while falling asleep comfortably early in the morning. The base camp of the tallest mountains in the world, Everest, is where you'll complete your adventure tomorrow

Max. altitude

4910

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

The wait is finally over. You are currently on the days of your journey which are the most predictable. We leave for Gorak Shep, which is at a height of 5181 meters, after a relaxing breakfast. You should travel the challenging path for a number of hours before getting Gorak Shep. You will get your first view of Kala Patthar as you reach Gorak Shep. You will be given little time to relax and leave the heavy luggage before starting to trek once more in the way of Everest Base Camp. You will be strolling next to the Khumbu Glacier while passing through a number of tiny rivers and glacial mountain.

With its ice formations, gray rocks, and tiny scars, the Khumbu Glacier looks like the lunar surface. Your trip towards Mount Everest's base, which is the highest mountain in the world, will take approximately two hours. For everyone, it is a proud moment. You've been awaiting the day for a week now. You will have the time of your life as you explore the ice structures and little water pools. Be careful since stones and glacier can cause foot injuries. You soon arrive at Everest Base Camp, the trek's final destination.


Celebrate the moments with your companions and guides. You are now in the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world. From Everest Base Camp, you can already see Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, Khumbutse, and a limited amount of Everest. Gorak Shep is where you should spend the night after sightseeing the base camp.

Max. altitude

5364

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

The journey to the famous Kala Patthar landmark begins the day before dawn. Despite being short, the path is difficult due to its topographic and rough surface.So, get up before the sun and proceed to Kalapatthar, which is located at 5545 meters. It is the peak of your trekking adventure. You soon arrive at the best viewpoint. You will forget all your problems when the sunlight goes through the tallest mountain.   From the top, you can see Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Pumori, and many more of the world's tallest peaks, as well as the sunrise over the Himalayas.

After enjoying one of the greatest moment of your life it's time to return back to Gorak Shep, Lobuche and finnally  from Dughla, choose a different path towards Pheriche along the Khumbu Khola. Once you get at Pheriche, head towards tea house and have a good sleep remembering the beautiful day that you have capture in your mind.

Max. altitude

5545

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

After completing your peak-climbing adventure, we return to Namche's Sherpa Town. The trail is indeed long. The vistas of the mountains continue. Therefore, pause sometimes to take in further beauties of the Everest area. Most of the day will be spent traveling through vast evergreen and rhododendron bushes. Rare animals including Himalayan mythological beasts, wild goats, musk deer, and wild turkeys could also be visible. We gently make our way to Namche from the settlements of Orsho, Somare, Pangboche, and Tengboche while admiring the mountains.

Take a nice shower once you reach Namche to complete the day. To enjoy fresh homemade baked goods or your favorite drink, you might request that to your guide to accompany you to nearby cafés.

Max. altitude

3440

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

Before approaching Lukla, where the walk comes to an end, you will pass a number of Buddhist temples, masonry walls, and chortens once the path turns back downhill. You make your way to Lukla while admiring the beautiful mountain views along through jorsale, Monjo and Phakding. . The gorgeous mountainous hills and lush woods will keep us engaged the entire experience. Enjoy the last few minutes of your Everest trekking while taking in the final sights of the enormous mountains.

Celebrate the success of your EBC with all your crews and teammates in the evening. Be thankfully  to everyone who helped to transport your stuff, especially the porters. The trekking group will have a moment of celebration. Sing and dance with the porters and guides while enjoying endless rounds of local beverages.

Max. altitude

2800

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner

The twenty five minute early morning flight to Kathmandu enables the team to either plan more sightseeing in Kathmandu or spend the rest of the day relaxing and shopping for souvenirs in Thamel with or without assistance of representative from Bharal Adventure. To commemorate the end of the adventurous expedition in the land of mountains, a farewell dinner shall be organized where the guests will have one more chance to indulge in the delicacy of authentic Nepali meal before they plan their next tour to the country.

Accomodation

3*** Hotel (Hotel Woodapple or Kathmandu Suite Home & Kathmandu Garden Home)

Meals

Bed and Breakfast

A Bharal Adventure representative arrives to accompany the guests to the airport about three hours leading up to their departure after exchanging emails, photographs, and good-natured greetings and serving breakfast.

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Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Woodapple or Kathmandu Suite Home & Kathmandu Garden Home)
  • Meals with tea/coffee  (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek (if require)
  • Bharal Adventure T-shirt
  • First aid medical kit
  • Certificate of Achievement by Bharal Adventure
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek after dinner 
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $30 or equivalent foreign currency, multiple entry visas for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 125. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot and cold drinks, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Reviews

Everest Base Camp Hike

Going to the Everest Base Camp was once an impossible dream to achieve. With Bharal Edventure, the impossible dream comes to a reality. Mr Suraj, our guides, Ganesh and friends who made it possible for me to reach the EBC. I would not be able to go through the tough journey with extreme environments without their help and encouragement. Thank you very much for the hospitatility given by Bharal Edventure especially Mr Suraj and Mr Arjun. Thank you so much for making this once impossible dream become possible. This is truly the most valuable experience I ever have. Read less

Zaiton A
Malaysia

Everest Base Camp trek

We just returned from an amazing week from EBC. This trip was amazing for 7 of us with Bharal adventure. This time with our sherpa, Mr mountain man, Suraj Dhakal. The journey 8 days trekking up and 3 days going down for 6-8 hours daily. Drinking 5 liters of water a day without showering for more than 5 days. Add to that is the difficulty in breathing and the freezing temperature (mind that we're from a tropical country). These are the struggles we had but are just nothing compared to the priceless overall experience. The very lovable Nepalese and their rich culture, the ice caps, the architecture, the landscapes and the animals we got to see. And experiencing the world's most dangerous airport and the precious feeling of seeing the world's highest mountains. I cannot recommend Mr Arjun, Mr Suraj and his team highly enough. His expertise, dedication, commitment, skill, kindness & sense of humour mark him out as a remarkable man - one to whom our group owe a huge debt of gratitude. Nepal has this slogan for Himalayas, "Once is not enough". No doubt that everybody would agree to this. Beautiful country with beautiful people. This place really deserves to be visited again!

Razali Traveller
Malaysia

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience To EBC led by Arjun & 3 amazing porters

Our journey started in 3 different cities in Malaysia, 6 travellers in all - Myself and my good friend Ray started out from Johor Bahru, Suk(the only female in our group) & Ricgen's journey started from Mallaca, the 4 of us met with See and Su in their home town of Kuala Lumpur, (KL) Malaysia. 6 of us met in KL and departed from KL international airport for Kathmandu Nepal. where Arjun Dhakal met us at the airport and we transferred to our hotel and finalised all details for the EBC trek. The next day we flew out to Lukla and this is where the real adventure began. The actual trip is a story for another time all I will say is that this adventure was absolutely amazing in fact so amazing that I'm contemplating doing ABC with Arjun next year sometime. Arjun and his team were very professional, his personable character allows for a very relaxed but very organised approach to everything during our trip. The EBC adventure was one of the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced I would add that this trip rates equal to The Kokoda trek I completed in Papua Nuigini. I want to express my gratitude to Arjun Dhakal and his team at Bharal adventures you were amazing and I would recommend this team to anyone interested in doing EBC Kind Regards & friends for life Gavin Page

Sightseer
South Africa

EBC 11-25 may 2018

An unforgettable journey to EBC on the 11-25 may 2018. Bharal adventure Arjun and the teams has made this happened and our dream come true. Looking forward to more adventures with you soon

see c
Taiwan, Province of China

Excellent people!

After many searches on the internet, fate took me to contact Arjun, one of the founder of Bharal Adventure. After emailing for 2 months, I eventually took the trip to EBC. Arjun, despite being on the road or enroute to EBC always did his best to reply to my email or whatsapp and patiently responded to my question. He did that in between is trekking whenever he got internet access. This includes giving me a very good price for the trip. So, I took the trip in Apri to May 2018. I was met by Bharal Team at the Airport and took my hotel. The first impression was really good as the Team really looked after me well. They ensure everything was ok and constantly checking with me if everything was ok. They also ensure that I contact them if I needed assistance. I met Arjun the night before the trip. He is a very nice, pleasant and polite young man. He is very open to all the situations that I might face including the additional costs that might be incurred such as personal shopping, extra meals and coffees, tipping, etc. There were 5 of us in a group that trekked to EBC. We met at the airport in Kathmandu heading for Lukla. In Lukla, we were accompanied by 2 porters and 1 Sherpa and a group leader. So, there were 9 of us together as a team. The trip went very well despite we had to medivac 2 of our team members at Gorekshep. The Team organized the helicopter the night before and constantly in contact with their team member in Kathmandu to ensure our team members are looked after when they reached Kathmandu by helicopter. The rest of us, continued our trip to Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri Lake. The view was fantastic. I promise myself, circumstances forbid, that I will be coming back and heading for higher altitudes. We completed the trip and along the way we built not only friendship with the entire team (including the sherpa and porters) but also a small family that travel and solve the issues together. When we arrived back at Lukla, we were stranded for 1 day due to bad weather. Our team leader ensured that we eat and sleep well and did his best through his connections to get us on the first flight the following day, despite we missed our original flight and there were many other passengers. In summary, the trip went very well and we were looked after extremely well by professional team of Bharal Adventure. My recommendation to potential clients of Bharal Adventure, if you have needs or concerns (including cost) please just be open to them. They are open, respected and young people who place trust and honesty very high in their business dealings.

MaiJanfad M
United States

Everest Base Camp - Wonderful Trekking Experience 26 Nov - 7 Dec 2017

Me and my friends did EBC trekking from 26 Nov to 7 Dec and we had the best experience with Arjun from Bharal Adventure. I am The Snail Queen and I am not a strong climber and hiker but Arjun and the porters Robin and Sham helped me a lot so I can fulfill my dreams to reach Everest Base Camp. Thanks A lot for making this a memorable journey, thank you for sharing your knowledge on all the mountains and thank you for really showing me Nepal and its people and wonderful nature and of cos the magnificent and majestic mountains . I definitely recommend the services from Bharal Adventure if you are looking for more than just a hiking trip but a memory that lasts a life time.

liza s
Malaysia

In good hands!

I write this review on behalf of my 73 year old mom who recently completed an EBC trek with Bharal. Arjun saw to every detail and took exceptional care of my mom and her friends. Arjun was patient, kind and thoughtful and made the trek a truly memorable one for my mom. She highly recommends Arjun and Bharal to anyone who's up for adventure in Nepal!

ShanaKoh
Singapore
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Equipment List

EQUIPMENT & PACKING LIST FOR Everest Base Camp Short Trek ( IMPORTANT NOTE )

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 including your Hand Bags. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. 

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.

Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, 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

Hands
  • 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

Feet
  • 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

Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag
  • 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  
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical

  • 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 Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches if you do smoke 
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 1 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The duration of the trek can vary, but a short trek typically takes around 10 to 12 days, depending on the specific route and the time spent acclimatizing.

Yes, you will need permits for the Everest Base Camp trek. The necessary permits include the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit.

The trek is considered moderately challenging. While it doesn't require technical climbing skills, it involves steep ascents and descents, and altitude can be a significant factor. Good physical fitness and acclimatization are crucial.

Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, a good backpack, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, and personal items. It's crucial to pack according to the season and weather conditions.

Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of approximately 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) on the short trek route.

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