Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek, as the name suggests, is the shortest trek to the legendary Everest Base Camp. Embark on the most sought after trek in Nepal and complete in just 9 days. Yes, you heard it right! Only 9 days to reach Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu.
Trek through the rugged trail to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. Traverse the ancient trail, under the backdrop of four of the six highest peaks in the world.
Experience ethnic Sherpa culture, and indulge in a local lifestyle of mountain people. Cross suspension bridges, discover old Buddhist Monasteries, and rest at the picturesque Sherpa settlements of Namche, Tengboche, and Pangboche.
Also labeled as a paradise for photographers, Everest Base Camp Trek offers unique and awesome photography opportunities at every bend.
Hike to Kala Patthar to marvel at the incredible views of the mountains, including the mighty Everest.
Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek Route
Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a rousing flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phakding, walking up and down the beautiful trail.
Walk through lush pine forest, cross Dudh Koshi River, and a suspension bridge to reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. Continue the path to Pangboche and Thukla.
On the 5th day, pass through rocky dunes and moraine, and continue the strenuous walk to Everest Base Camp. Next, you hike to Kala Patthar to admire 360-degree close up views of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks.
Retrace your steps to Namche and Lukla. From Lukla, you will catch a flight to Kathmandu.
Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek is perfect for anyone who dreams of an adventure to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world.
This trek itinerary is a moderate to difficult trek, suitable only for experienced trekkers.
Please be noted that there are no acclimatization days and some days on the trail maybe more demanding.
Prior trekking experience will be a plus point for you. You will have to trek for an average of 5-6 hours per day. On a challenging day, maximum 8-9 hours of trekking.
Kala Patthar at 5,550m, is the highest elevation of this trek.
Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft), Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight and 3-4 hours (8 km) trek
Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10.5 km) trek
Trek to Pangboche (3,930m/12,891ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (14 km) trek
Trek to Thukla (4,620m/15,154ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek
Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft) – visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)
Walking distance: 8-9 hours (15 km) trek
Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,209ft) – Trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (12 km) trek
Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (19 km) trek
Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 35 minutes of flight