3 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

3 days everest base camp trek

Trekking in the foothills of the highest mountain in the world is an incredible adventure. Everest Base Camp trek is the most famous among these Himalayan adventures. This excellent trek takes you to the base camp of Mt Everest (8848.86m), passing through magical landscapes.

This short-duration EBC trek is ideal for those travelers who have a short time in their schedule. This trek package includes the luxury of helicopter travel in the itinerary as well. It is also perfect for those who cannot trek or do not want to trek for a long duration in these challenging terrains.

However, you will get ample opportunity to explore and observe the beautiful region. This shortest itinerary to Everest Base Camp saves you time so that you can complete this journey in a quick time. There are natural trails and diverse wildlife that are of great ecological significance. You will also pass through forested trails and other natural landmarks of these regions.

The trek journey starts as you take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will then travel to Everest Base Camp from Lukla on a helicopter the next day and return. You can also fly to Namche on a helicopter and then trek your way back to Lukla. If you arrive on time and the weather remains good, you can also return to Kathmandu on the same day.

However, if the weather remains unfavorable, you will rest for the evening, at Lukla. You can return to Kathmandu on a scenic flight from Lukla the next day. This short trekking journey is relatively cheaper than Everest Base Camp helicopter tour. You will also get to explore the region more in this itinerary.

We provide this incredible 3 days Everest Base Camp trek package at a reasonable cost. Read on to know more about this wonderful trek and other related information in detail.

Highlights of This Trip

  • Awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains of the region, including Mt. Everest, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Makalu, Mt Lhotse, Mt Cholatse, Mt Nuptse, Mt Tawache, and others
  • The incredible atmosphere of the Everest Base Camp and its surrounding
  • Majestic view of Mount Everest from an extraordinary perspective
  • Exploring culture and heritage of local Sherpa people
  • Passing alongside the Dudh Koshi river and crossing various suspension bridges
  • Birdseye aerial view from the helicopter trip
  • Passing through Rhododendron forested trails and other natural vegetation of the region
  • Incredible welcome and warm hospitality of local people

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla flight

Flight duration: 35-40 minutes

We will start our 3 day trek to Everest Base Camp journey with a scenic early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Our representative will pick you up and then transfer you to TIA airport from where you can take a flight. Moreover, we can observe majestic views of the snow-capped mountains of the region.

There are various other natural landmarks, including green hills, serene rivers, and deep mountain valleys. Besides that, you can also observe landmarks of the region from a different perspective during this flight. It takes around 35-40 minutes to arrive at Lukla.

The Lukla airport, also known as Tenzing Hillary airport, is also considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world. It has a runway of just 500m with a cliffside on one side. There you can observe incredible natural landmarks of the region. You can also explore the beautiful wildlife and flora and fauna of the area. You will spend the night at a Lukla tea house or lodge.

Day 2
Day 02: Lukla to Everest Base Camp on a Helicopter and Return to Lukla

Flight duration: 15 minutes

Trek duration: 5-6 hrs (Optional)

After breakfast in the lodge and observing the beautiful Himalayan sunrise, we will continue our journey. We will continue our journey with a beautiful helicopter tour from Lukla to Everest Base Camp. You can explore the region from up above. This different perspective of the region will enchant you along the trail.

After arriving at Everest Base Camp, you can explore around and observe tents of climbers. The majestic views of snow-capped Himalayas all around will enthrall travelers. There are various other landmarks that you will observe before returning to Lukla in a helicopter.

There is a magical all-around 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Chocolate, and others. The helicopter will either land on Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp, based on the weather condition of the region.

The stay at Everest Base Camp is for about half an hour. We can click as many pictures of this place and enjoy breakfast observing the scenic view before returning. You can also travel to Namche on a helicopter and then trek back to Lukla. You will arrive at Lukla by trekking in a few hours. Namche Bazar’s trail to Lukla passes through various settlements of the region, including Phakding.

Namche Bazaar is a famous Himalayan town and commercial capital of the region. People from all around the Khumbu region come to trade in the Namche Bazaar. The trek back to Lukla from Namche would take anywhere between 5 or 6 hours, based on your walking speed.

The beautiful green vegetation and natural landscapes of the region will enchant any traveler. Trekkers will also pass through forested trails with rhododendron, juniper, and oak trees along banks of the Dudhkoshi River. We will pass through various suspension bridges along the route as well. The trail also provides you with a view of the tip of Mount Everest from viewpoints along the trail. The scenic journey will finally lead you to Lukla, where you will spend the night at a teahouse.

Besides that, you can also return to Kathmandu on the same day if the weather permits. However, unpredictable weather is quite common in high-altitude regions, and late flights are not possible. Hence, this option is only available in good weather. You will stay at a lodge in Lukla. If you take a flight back to Kathmandu, you can stay in a hotel in the evening.

Day 3
Day 03: Lukla to Kathmandu on flight

After waking early to observe the beautiful Himalayan sunrise, we will have our delicious breakfast. We will then take the scenic mountain flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu. Our representative will then take you to your destination as our 3 Days Everest Base Camp Trek ends.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  • National Park permits and TIMS Permit
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag by Base Camp Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • First aid medical kits.
  • All necessary land transport
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)and airport tax.
  • Helicopter fare from Lukla - Everest base camp - Lukla

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff .
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Why Take This Everest Base Camp Trek 3 Days?

Incredible scenic vista from a helicopter

This incredible trek provides an opportunity to observe the beautiful Himalayan scenic vista of the region. There you can also observe magical views of snow-capped mountains and green hills, serene water streams, and deep mountain valleys. Observing these beautiful trails from the top of the helicopter is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Cheaper than a helicopter trip

This incredible short-duration Everest Base Camp trek is cheaper than other helicopter trips in the region. This outstanding trek takes you to Lukla on a mountain flight and then to Everest Base Camp on a helicopter. On returning, you also have the option of trekking your way back to Lukla from Namche. This trip will cost you less than the short round helicopter trip that takes place in a single day.

Exploration of Everest region

Trekkers will also have a longer duration of exploring around the region in this short trek. You can explore the rare flora and fauna of the area. There are various beautiful, naturally diverse trails along the part. You can explore other cultural landmarks of these regions as well. There are Buddhist monasteries, mani walls, chortens, and small temples that will enchant you along the trail.

Short and swift itinerary

The three-day Everest Base Camp trek is a short itinerary trek in the Himalayan region that provides an incredible experience. The trip skips the challenging long-distance trekking route, which would take around two weeks to reach EBC. Therefore, this 3-day trek to Everest Base Camp is quite popular.

Safe and convenient tour

Our trip is conducted by highly experienced helicopter pilots and team members. Therefore, it is safe and convenient to take this tour with us. Various safety measures remain in place for your safety and comfort. There are facilities for first aid and other emergencies, including supplementary oxygen.

How Difficult is 3 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?

This 3 day trek to Everest Base Camp is a relatively less challenging trek in the region. This short-duration adventure will take you to the Everest Base Camp in a short amount of time. You do not have to trek uphill through rugged terrains at all. However, if you want to explore the region on foot, you can trek from Namche to Lukla while returning from EBC.

This trek itinerary allows you to explore the region comfortably. There are high chances of unpredictable weather with heavy snowfall and overcast conditions. Besides that, you should also carry warm clothes and trekking gear to trek along in these terrains.

You should also need to tackle altitude sickness as you will cover a lot of altitude in a short amount of time. There are high chances of you getting acute mountain sickness, so you should prepare well with rest and regular hydration. Overall, Everest Base Camp trek 3 days is ideal with proper packing and preparation.

Best Time for 3 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

This Everest Base Camp trek is ideal in the peak time of the Autumn and Spring season. Moreover, these seasons bring perfect and stable weather conditions and moderate temperatures. There are no weather-related delays and obstacles like heavy precipitation and snowfall. Therefore, thousands of trekkers choose this season as the ideal time for their 3 day trek to Everest Base Camp.

Autumn season

The Autumn season is the best time for this 3 days trek to Everest Base Camp. Moreover, there are other beautiful aspects of trekking in Autumn as well. You will get the best views of snow-capped mountains in a clear blue sky. There are mild temperatures that are ideal for trekking in the daytime.

This incredible season is also a cultural time in the region, with many festivals, including Dashain, Tihar, and others. You can therefore explore the area and observe the beautiful cultural landscapes of the region.

Spring season

Spring is another ideal time for this trek in this Everest region. There are excellent weather conditions, with wildflowers blooming all over the hills. These colorful trails and pleasant atmosphere are a highlight of the trek in this season.

There are moderate temperatures with less precipitation in the area. Trekkers can continue their trek in a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. Besides that, there are a large number of trekkers taking this trek this season. This means that you can have a fabulous group trekking atmosphere in the region.

Offseasons trek

Off-season treks are also possible, but it comes with its own set of challenges. There are various challenging weather conditions in winters, including heavy snowfall and extremely cold weather. Other weather-related challenges in the region make these off-seasons quite tricky along trails.

Monsoon season provides heavy rainfall and slippery, muddy trails that are difficult to cross. There are various weather-related delays and cancelations in the monsoon season as well. Therefore, Autumn and Spring are ideal for trekking to the Everest Base Camp.

Essential Tips for 3 Day trek to Everest Base Camp

  • Get proper acclimatization along the route as you will gain a lot of altitude in a short amount of time
  • Carry warm clothes and trekking gear for this trek
  • Add spare days on your trip for delays and cancellations
  • Carry sunscreens and moisturizers to preventing sunburns
  • Carry water, snacks, like protein bars, chocolate bars, and others along the trail
  • Trek in a group or hire a professional trekking guide and porter
  • Carry a proper camera to take incredible pictures along the trail
  • Start your journey early to arrive at your destination before dark
  • Get proper travel insurance along these trails

Final Say

Everest Base Camp trek is a famous Himalayan trek popular among trekkers all around the world. This incredible trek leads you to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. This short-duration EBC trek allows you to complete your journey in a short amount of time.

This makes this outstanding trip ideal for those who do not have much time in their schedule. This short trip also provides you with a helicopter tour along with a trekking opportunity. These magical forested trails and wildlife, and other landmarks are highlights of these regions.

The itinerary has the option of taking a helicopter trip to Namche and then trekking back to Lukla. You can also return to Kathmandu on the same day if the weather remains suitable. Moreover, this short trekking journey is relatively cheaper than the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.

We hope you learned about this incredible 3 days Everest Base Camp trek package through this article. Contact us for more information about this trek.

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