Everest Base Camp Trek has always amazed hikers with its unreal beauty, rich geographical features, and landscapes. Its classic trail, which takes visitors on a thrill ride, offers incredible sceneries of steep-sided valleys, lush meadows, and mountainous terrains.
The trail here runs continuous steep hills, then takes vertical drops, which repeat over and again. It passes through several villages, crosses suspension bridges, and walks beside the sky-high mountains. En route, visitors will meet many locals of different ethnicities and cultures who treat the guest warmly.
Trekking the foothills and steep trails of Everest Base Camp is a bitter-sweet experience but primarily impressive. It provides trekkers a spectacular view of gleaming mountains throughout the way and even at the base camp.
As ever, Short Everest Base Camp Trek begins from Lukla, following a scenic flight to the town. The trail makes its first stop at Phakding after running along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and Namche. From here, it heads to Tengboche, whose trail is a mix of ups and downs with a bit of level ground walk.
Trekkers will be climbing uphill to Dingboche and take a long journey to Gorakshep after continuing the trek from Lobuche. The route to Everest Base Camp makes its way from the northeast of Gorakshep. It takes 2-3 hours to reach the foot of Khumbu Icefall and witness the gorgeous view of Mt. Everest alongside Nuptse, Khumbutse, Cho Oyu, and other surrounding peaks.
Trekkers can see many riverside villages with green terrace farms while on their way to the base camp. After the sighting, they climb the way down to Pheriche over the jagged paths. They will walk past the beautiful Namche and Luka in the following two days through dense forests and valleys. Finally, after arriving at Lukla, they’ll take the flight back to Kathmandu.
We recommend 15 Days Everest Base Camp trek for beginners.
Highlights of Short Everest Base Camp Trek
- A pristine view of snow-capped mountains, including Mt. Everest, Khumbutse, and Ama Dablam
- Visit Tengboche monastery for morning prayers and blessings
- Explore vivid valleys, historical landmarks, and cultural spots
- Blending in with the Sherpa culture and tradition
- Friendly locals with warm hospitality
- Witnessing the lovely view of Dudh Koshi River and crossing th suspension bridges
- Several stops at charming villages on the EBC trail
EBC Trek Altitude Chart