Short EBC Kalapatthar Trek - 11 Days

Everest, Nepal

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Short EBC Kalapatthar Trek - 11 Days
Everest, Nepal

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

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.

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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 kids 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?

EBC trek Team with horse. However this team was assigned for normal Everest basecamp trekking tour. Purpose of this picture is to give you a better understanding on who can do and what can the option if hurdles rises. We used horse as needed and yeah you can use one if needed. Horse can take you all the way to Everest basecamp, literally. If you have will you have a way. Picture of our trekking group – before Pandemic and the group is mix of different nationality & age group.

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
  • Runners
  • 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.

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What’s included

  • Air Fare
    Air fare from Kathmandu to Lukla - both way flight cost; with airport shuttle
  • Food
    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking – any food from Menu
  • Accommodation
    All accommodation hotel/tea house/local lodge
  • Permit
    All necessary paper works, local entry permit & Sagarmatha national park entrance fee.
  • Guide
    Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder trekking guide including all his expenses; food, drinks, accommodation, transport, insurance & salary
  • Porter
    Helpful porter with proper equipment and all his expenses & accommodation
  • Expenses
    All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Medical supplies
    Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular oxygen saturation check up
  • Visa
    Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 USD dollar.
  • Insurance
    Your Travel and medical insurance for emergency, we assist you for the arrangement, if needed
  • Airfare
    International airfare.
  • Drinks
    All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks. (except tea in the morning)
  • Tips
    Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).


Day 1
Fly to Lukla & 3 hours Trek to Phakding; Phakding is at 2600meters alt

• Altitude – 2600 meters
• Special – beautiful landscape and mountain view
• Time – 40 minutes flight and 3 hours hike
• Activity – Flying in plane and 3 hours downhill trek

Flying to Tenjing Hillary airport to Lukla is always dependent on the weather. This airport is famous as world’s dangerous airport. It might be interesting to the reason that it is, due to its beautiful landscape and the serene Mountain View.

Today, we will take early morning flight to Lukla. Flight to Lukla is 22 minutes on the side of beautiful mountains in a small plane. Once you get near to Lukla airport you can see Everest in front of the cockpit. If you have choice, try to be in the left side of the small plane to Lukla.

On arrival at Lukla, we will trek 3 hours, mostly downhill to get to a village on the side of river called Phakding.

Your Organizer

Nepalgram Adventure
We are Local based Trekking agency with customized holiday activity in Nepal. We have experienced team of concealer and guides, who has done all of the trekking packages several times themselves, so keep good knowledge about the region. Information on the website are result of experience and hardship. Working with people from wide range of globe; helped us to see things close enough.