Everyone has desire to climb Everest and get to the top of the world but all of us cannot make it because of various reasons. But getting to the base camp of this tallest mountain of the world is not hard as you would imagine. Complete 8 days of trekking till the base camp of Everest makes Kalapatthar EBC Short trek possible.
Short EBC trek itinerary for Kalapatthar Everest basecamp is one of the best options for fit people to get to the base camp of tallest peak of the world. Note that, EBC trek in this short option is not 100 percent. After years of testing 10 days Everest base camp trek for years; now Nepalgram is in a conclusion of 11 days EBC trek as short and best option for trekking. Spending a day of acclimatization at Dingboche village of 4410 meter above the sea level will help to make this EBC trek itinerary more or less 99%.
Add a day in 10 days rapid Everest base camp trek and trick the AMS. Believe it or not 10 days Everest base camp trek could also be done but surely with bad headache & worst state of mind. This is strictly not recommended. What is the point of being in the beautiful place with injured health?
In general, there are 2 days of rest & acclimatization; one at Namche village (3440 meters) and another at Dingboche (4350 meters). But in this short EBC trek itinerary we will acclimatize in one place, at Dingboche.8 hours of walking in average, slow pace of trek, multiple breaks while trekking, lunch break for an hour during the trekking day makes short EBC trek, possible.
How hard is Short EBC trek?
It would seem crazy to listen that 5 years kid has done EBC by walking themselves and 80 years old people has been to the base camp for Everest in uncountable numbers.
Believe it or not EBC is probably an easiest bucket list item, if you have courage and enthusiastic about the mountain and nature. You need to have a suitable itinerary, indeed.
Who can do Kalapatthar EBC Short trek?
It is possible to get to Everest base camp in our itinerary for the following people:
- Who goes to Gym regularly
- If you feel you can do it and are fit with indoor or outdoor exercise
- Athletes (professional or semiprofessional)
- Military folks
- People who do yoga
There are surely some hard times during short EBC trek. You must be physically, mentally and spiritually strong enough for base camp adventure to Everest. Regular physical exercise in 2 weeks advance is good for your EBC trekking fitness. If you are regular gymer or do sport often, your fitness would not be a problem. Just lower amount of oxygen and longer hours of walking for multiple days bothers your trekking to EBC. But there are multiple options from horse riding to EBC to helicopter tour of EBC to make your EBC dream to come real.
Will you get private time?
Do not expect yourself to be in peace and alone in the trekking to the Himalaya on EBC trek, as it is a famous mountain destination. As it is on the bucket list of millions of people all around the world, this trail will certainly be one of the busiest trekking trails. If you are coming on the high season of trekking in Nepal then do not expect to be alone at all.
If you want to find a place away from the crowd, choose the nature, find a stone to sit on and find the solitude you want. Apart from that you can avoid the heavy traffic to EBC trekking by choosing right time to travel to EBC. Good season for trekking to EBC is in fall and spring. Fall in Nepal starts from late September to late November whereas, spring is the expedition season of Everest and it is on the month of March to May. If you avoid this best season of trekking to EBC you will avoid the crowd. The weather in the perfect season or high season of trekking to Nepal is perfect but certainly overcrowded.
If you are looking for the alternative way to trek to EBC in the low season, so you can enjoy the nature and the peace of the mountain in Nepal. If so, please find warm gears to wear and do EBC trekking in the season of winter that is December to February. It is cold time of the year in Nepal but the weather for the Mountain View is not bad at all. In replace of the cold you can try cloudy season of trek to EBC.
During June to august the temperature is not bad at all but the views of the mountains are not good as well. But in fact, both these season of trekking to EBC might give you solitude feeling and peace in the Himalaya of Nepal. Everything cannot be achieved at once so is EBC trek. Saying so I would recommend you to trek to EBC around the end of the peak season or beginning. Nothing is certain in mountains but the chance of getting good weather is still alive in those time frames.
At the end
If you have short time but still want to go to EBC, there are multiple options of EBC trekking. 8 days EBC helicopter return trek or any customized itinerary can make your dream happen. Simply drop you trekking experience and your time frame Nepalgram will design a EBC trip to make it a lifetime experience.
Always by your side for any kind of help and make your dream come true. Feel free to drop your thoughts.
Short EBC Trek Overview
Trekking to Everest basecamp is best but long holiday for most of the mountain lovers. To mitigate this problem, in order to save time we have shorten the EBC trek, scientifically. Short EBC trek avoids one day rest at Namche but still the trekking route is designed to acclimatize your body.
However, on arrival at 4300 meters above the sea level – one day rest and acclimatization day is unavoidable. With one day break – it helps you to collect more joy on the trip as well.
Unlike to regular Everest basecamp trek – this short EBC itinerary will give you the best insight of the Everest trek along with shortening the number of days in your Nepal holiday. Also the trekking route covers Phortse village and make a kind of circuit trek. Phortse village is village of mountaineers, located in the edge Mt Taboche base.
None of the regular Everest basecamp insights are missed but in contrast – short EBC trek adds experience of trekking into the villages of Khumjung, Phortse, and Upper Pangboche and hence gives insights of sherpa’s of Mount Everest and their culture. Monastery, schools, local village and their daily activities are interesting for any visitors.
Short EBC Trek Highlights
- Short & scenic flight to Lukla – flying right next to the mountain range & view of Mt Everest herself upon arrival at Lukla airport
- Visit of beautiful & interesting Sherpa settlements like Namche Bazzar, Khumjung village, Phortse village, Pangboche, DIngboche, Gorakshep, Tenboche etc…
- Trekking in a short circuit loop from Namche Dingboche to Namche via Tengboche monastery
- Stunning view of the mountains and walk through the culture and tradition of the Sherpa of Everest
- Talk & share moments with Sherpa who has been to the summit of Mt Everest in tea houses we stay overnight – Phortse is village of Mountaineers
- Visit Tengboche monastery, Pangboche monastery and many other local monasteries
- Yeti scalp at Khumjung monastery and visit Sherpa museum or Sagarmatha national park museum for historical, traditional & cultural insights
- View of mountain panorama from the top of Kalapatthar – From the top we can see Mt Everest, the entire range, Everest basecamp, Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall, Hillary step/south col, Pumori lake, Chumbu glacier and zenith with snow capped mountains