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Everest Short Trek 7 Days

Sagarmatha National Park

Everest Short Trek 7 Days

Duration :   7 Days 6 Nights
The Price :   $1,775.00
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   10-75

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Everest Short Trek is as the name suggests, a quick return 7 Days trip to the Everest Base Camp at 5364 m. The itinerary has thus been planned by our travel experts for busy scheduled travelers with a week in spare. The seven day return trip to Mt. Everest, needless to say the highest peak in the world at 8848 m, can be therefore termed as the most suitable trip for every vacationer.


The journey however should be reminded to be an arduous one as it lacks the days of acclimatization. It thus should be taken under consideration of your own ability and will power. Additionally, the shorter package adds the perk of a helicopter ride during your return trip from Gorakshep to Lukla. It thus reduces the several days of return journey into an hour.


Flight to Lukla

The journey begins with a thrilling 30 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Despite being constructed in 1964 and paved in 2001, Lukla is still considered to be one of the most challenging airports in the world. Here you will meet with your supportive staff and begin your trek towards Everest.


The trip begins with the spectacular view of the Himalayas and a historic insight into the Sherpa Culture. Here you will also have a chance to unveil the ever mysterious existence of Yeti, the abominable snowman. The Yeti is believed to be an ape-like creature purported to inhabit the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. Many dubious articles have been offered in an attempt to prove the existence of the Yeti, including anecdotal visual sightings, disputed video recordings, photographs, and plaster casts of large footprints. Of course some of these are speculated or known to be hoaxes.


Namche Bazaar

The next halt for your trek will be at Namche Bazaar. It is the main trading center and hub for the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is also popular among trekkers for altitude acclimatization. The town has a number of lodgings and stores catering to the needs of visitors as well as a number of internet cafés. Additionally, there are German bakeries, little cafes and many restaurants in the town as well. Moreover, there is also an Irish pub, said to be the highest and most remote Irish pub in the world. A popular local meal is yak steak. On Saturday mornings, a weekly market is held in the center of the village.


Tengboche Monastery

The Tengboche Monastery highlights the next remarkable landmark of your journey. Nonetheless, it is the oldest and biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. Furthermore, there is a belief that the mountaineers and trekkers pray for a successful trip here before proceeding towards their final destination.



Gorak Shep or Gorakshep is a small settlement that sits on the edge of a frozen lakebed covered with sand in Nepal with the same name. It is found at an elevation of 5,164 meters (16,942 ft) elevation, near Mount Everest. Also, in recent times, more modern amenities have become available in the region, such as high-speed internet access.


Everest Base Camp

The base camps are rudimentary campsites at the base of Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. Supplies are shipped to the Base Camp by porters, and with the help of animals, usually yaks. Not only do climbers rest at base camp for acclimatization, but also it reduces the risk of altitude sickness.


Kala Patthar

A notable landmark, Kala Patthar (5,644.5 m / 18,519 ft) is located on the south ridge of Pumori above Gorakshep. Kala Patthar is very popular with trekkers as it provides the most accessible closeup view of Everest.


Finally, the memorable trip ends with a thrilling helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla. The 15 minute flight in the Everest region will imprint a memory that lasts a lifetime. It features a close up view of the surrounding mountains and an eagle eye view of the higher Himalayas. Visitors then bid their final farewell to the supportive staff and take a flight back to Kathmandu the same day.


Trek Map


Trip Video


Additional Information:


Booking Your Everest Base Camp Short Trek:

We are offering maximum flexibility for our guests’ convenience to book their short (helicopter return) trip to the Everest region for 2023, 2024 and 2025. You may thus choose a date that best suits your schedule. Regarding your booking, please select one of the two available options. You may either pay USD 100 per person as a deposit amount to confirm your trip or pay the full amount of USD 1775 (Minimum 2 Pax) per person upfront. If you opt for the deposit, the remaining is payable via Online / Card Swipe / Cash. We accept all convertible currencies including USD, AUD, CAD, EURO, GBP, SGD, etc. when you arrive in Kathmandu.


Booking Your International Flight:

Regarding your 7 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu on Day 1 and depart on Day 7. However, the Lukla flights can be canceled due to adverse weather, so having some extra one or two buffer days can prevent any issues with your return tickets.


Packing for the EBC Trek:

Please click here for a complete checklist of your EBC Trek. Be sure to read it carefully and pack accordingly as per your personal preferences.


Arrival Information:

Once you’ve booked your flight ticket, please share the details with us. If you’re arriving earlier, we can arrange accommodation at the same hotel for an additional cost and provide complimentary airport pickup. Our airport representative will then be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, holding our official name ‘Cordial Trek’ and your nameplate as you exit the airport terminal.


Flight to Lukla and Return:

During the peak season, typically from mid-March to mid-May in spring and late September to late November in autumn, flights to Lukla and back operate from Ramechhap airport. At other times of the year, they depart from Kathmandu. We will however arrange the approximately 4-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport at no additional cost. Optionally you may as well book a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport with additional costs (USD 400).


Trek Starting and Ending Days:

The actual trekking days are from Day 2 to Day 7. You’ll fly to Lukla on Day 2 to commence the trek and return to Lukla on Day 7. On the same day, you’ll fly back to Kathmandu and be transferred to your hotel. Expect to spend 6 nights and 7 days completing the EBC Short Trek. You’ll begin your trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp with overnight stays in villages like Namche, Deboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep. Each day’s trek will begin around 07:30 AM and conclude in the late afternoon, with frequent breaks to catch your breath. You’ll have numerous photo opportunities along the way and enjoy breakfast and dinner at the same place, while lunch is en route.


Additionally, your guide will provide you with regular briefings about timing and stops every morning before the trek begins.


Accommodation in Kathmandu:

In Kathmandu, you’ll stay in 4 Star Hotels with twin/double sharing beds.


Accommodation in the Mountains:

During the trek, your accommodation options are teahouses. Although basic, these EBC teahouses are clean and provide a comfortable place for a good night’s rest.



In Kathmandu, your package includes only breakfast, typically served buffet-style. But as you leave for Lukla early morning on Day 2, you’ll therefore receive a packed breakfast. During the trekking days, you have full board meals included and can choose from a menu offering many local and international cuisines.


Note: It is highly advisable to stick to vegetarian food from your arrival in Kathmandu until the end of your trek, as proper toilet facilities are not available everywhere along the trail.


The helicopter return trip:

The Everest Base Camp Short Trek has a feature that offers its travelers a scenic helicopter return trip from Gorakshep to Lukla on Day 7. The 15 minute helicopter ride will be on a sharing basis. This allows the travelers for a quick return trip to Everest and back.


Baggage and Weight Limit:

On your flight to Lukla, the total baggage weight allowance is 15 kgs, combining both checked and carry-on baggage. Ensure you pack approximately 10/11 kilos in your checked bag and 5/4 kilos in your carry-on to stay within the 15-kilo limit. If you have items you don’t need on the trek, you can leave them at the Kathmandu hotel for storage at no cost. Remember to take a photo of your bag-tag and keep it for easy identification in case the original tag is lost.


Drinking Water on the Trek:

Bottled water is available along the trail, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and treat tap water to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. Be sure to bring water treatment pills and flavorings to enhance the taste. Staying hydrated is essential, so aim to drink more than 4 liters of water every day while trekking.


Electricity, Charging and Wi-Fi:

Please keep in mind that you’re embarking on a trek to EBC, not exploring urban areas. While some facilities like charging and Wi-Fi are available at an extra cost, they are not guaranteed. We also recommend against planning to work or conduct online meetings during the trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the mountain experience.


Availability of Guide & Porter:

Every traveler or group of travelers are provided with an experienced guide and porters. One porter is however shared between two travelers. Please be advised that every porter carries a maximum of 25 kgs though. You may therefore load the porter with a maximum of 12.5 kgs. Additionally, all of your guides and porters are insured and well equipped with necessary items and first aid kits.


Cash for Extras and Tipping:

You should have Nepali rupees for expenses such as tea, coffee, bottled drinks and Wi-Fi. Plan to carry about USD 150 to 200 equivalent Nepali rupees. Additionally, set aside 100-150 USD for tipping your guide and porter. The amount can vary based on the level of service provided by the field staff members.


Highlights of the Trip:


1. The journey features an exceptionally exclusive short trip to Everest Base Camp.

2. Everest Short Trek comprises KTM-LUA-KTM thrilling 30 min flight.

3. The trek allows the travelers to experience a never seen before view of Everest from Kala Patthar.

4. The trek length is shortened by a helicopter ride during the return trip.

5. The full trip can be completed within a week including arrival and departure.

Places You’ll See :

Travel Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the first day of your trip, you will be arriving in Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport. A Cordial Trek representative will greet and pick you up from the airport. You will then check into a hotel and be briefed about your upcoming trek and get introduced to your guide. In the evening, you will be enjoying a Nepali Dinner with Cultural Program.


Accommodation: '4 Star' Category Hotel


Meals Available: Dinner

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Namche (Max Altitude: 3438 m / 11280 ft)

On the second day of your trek you will be taking a 30 min flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary airstrip at Lukla, one of the most challenging airports in the world. Here you will meet with your support staff (porter).


You will then trek down (7-8 hours) to Namche via Phakding with tea breaks in between. Phakding is a small town that lies on the banks of river Dudhkoshi while Namche is considered to be the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. A guest house in Namche will then be your halt for the night.


Approximate Trek Distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Deboche (Max Altitude: 3820 m / 14305 ft)

On day three of your trip, you will be trekking from Namche Bazaar to Deboche. The trek spans over approximately 6 hours and takes you to an elevation of 3820 m / 14305 ft. On your way you will be exploring the Tengboche Monastery, the ethnic village of Sherpas and chatting with the buddhist monks.


Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.5 miles


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek from Deboche to Dingboche (Max Altitude: 4360 m / 14305 ft)

On day four you will be trekking from Deboche to Dingboche. The trek spans over approximately 5 hours and takes you to an elevation of 4360 m / 14305 ft. On your way you will be passing through river Lobuche and river Imja to Imja valley itself before ascending towards Dingboche.


Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.5 miles


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (Max Altitude: 4940 m / 16208 ft)

On day five of your trek you will be continuing to ascend towards Lobuche via Dughla, a small hamlet in Solukhumbu District in the Himalayas to the south of Khumbu Glacier. The settlement, consisting of several huts, is located at an elevation of 4,560 meters. A guest house in Lobuche will be your halt for the night. 


Approximate Trek Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek from Lobuche to GorakShep to EBC (Max Altitude: 5364m / 17599 ft)

On day six, you will be trekking from Lobuche to Gorakshep over a span of 2-3 hours. After a quick lunch at Gorakshep you will then head towards the Everest Base Camp (5364m / 17599 ft), the final destination of your trip. The base camps are rudimentary campsites at the base of Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent.


You will be returning back to Gorakshep in the late afternoon for a night halt.


Approximate Trek Distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Round Trek to Kala Patthar and flyback to Kathmandu via Lukla (Max Altitude: 5545 m / 18193 ft)

In the early morning of day seven, you will be taking a 3 hour round trip to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. Kala Patthar, a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Mt. Pumori provides the most accessible closeup view of Mt. Everest. It also provides a panoramic view of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Changtse and Mt. Lhotse among others.


You will then board a 15 min helicopter ride back to Lukla and take a flight back to Kathmandu the same day. In the evening you will be awarded with a Trip Certificate and be bidded a final farewell. A hotel in Kathmandu will be your halt for the night. 


You might then take a departure home the next day (we will drop you at the airport 3 hours before your flight) or book any other new trips with us.


Note: The flights might get disrupted due unpredictable bad weather. You may therefore optionally book a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu the same day or stay an extra night at Lukla to board a flight next morning.


Approximate Trek Distance: 3 km / 1.8 miles


Accommodation: '4 Star' Category Hotel


Meals Available: Breakfast and Lunch


How can I get my ‘On Arrival’ Nepal Visa?

Any international traveler arriving by air can get an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at ‘Tribhuvan International Airport’ in Kathmandu. ‘Overland Travelers‘ may acquire an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at the entry points of Nepal-China / Nepal-India border at following locations:

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Optional: You may also get a Visa prior to your arrival in Nepal from ‘Nepalese Diplomatic Missions‘ from your respective nations.

Note: You must carry your valid passport and two passport size photographs (35 x 45 mm / 3.5 x 4.5 cm) along with you upon your arrival in Nepal for a Visa. Travelers from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Syria and Zimbabwe however require to submit a pre-application at Nepal Consular Services in their respective nations for a Nepal Visa.  

Will I be ‘Received’ upon my arrival in the Airport?

Yes, you will be received by a Cordial Trek Airport Representative with your ‘Name Sign’ on our organizational placard upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu

What is the weight limit for luggage during my trekking days?

Every traveler is allowed up to 15 kilograms / 33 pounds of luggage during all of their domestic flights over mountainous regions in Nepal. A traveler is however allowed to carry a total of 30 kilograms / 66 pounds of luggage during their domestic flights elsewhere in Nepal.  

All porters available at your service (one porter for every two travelers) can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms / 55 pounds each. You are therefore allowed to load a maximum of 12.5 kilograms / 27 pounds of luggage to your porter during your trekking days.

What about the communication services available during the trekking days?

All hotels and guest houses in the city area are available with free WiFi hotspots. Also, all travelers with a valid passport and a photograph are allowed to purchase a SIM Card upon their arrival in Nepal. The traveler must however additionally purchase data / voice packages as per their need and stay in Nepal. There are 2G3G and 4G services available with major carriers all over Nepal. You may optionally also purchase a WiFi service in the mountains where available.  

What are the permits required for this trip?

You need not worry about any permits required. We will make preparations for all the documents and travel permits (including TIMS and National Park Permit) required for your Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek.

Can I book this package as a solo traveler?

Yes, we do book a solo traveler. However a single traveler surcharge may be applied (an additional USD 250).

What about the foods / meals during my trekking days?

You will be provided with a full board meal / breakfast / complimentary dinner as per mentioned in the respective Trek / Tour package. You may however choose to purchase your additional meals / beverages where available.


Full board meal mentioned above includes breakfast with an omelet / boiled egg, toasts / local bread and one porridge with fried potatoes.

During your lunch you will be provided with Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, the most famous Nepalese food that contains rice and pulse / lentil with curries (vegetables / chicken) and pickle. Optionally you may choose your lunch for fried noodles with eggs / chicken / vegetables as well.


For your dinner you will have an option to choose between Dal-Bhat-Tarkari / Pizza / MoMo / Spaghetti. 

How hard is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp trek is a comparatively challenging trek as it includes high altitude hikes. However many successful attempts have been made by children less than 12 years of age and elders above 75 years of age. The difficulty mostly relies upon your will power and physical fitness. The extremities you must expect here include a 6-7 hours hike with tea breaks in between. 


Additionally, Cordial Trek also provides you with an experienced trek guide capable of first aid services and other assistance.

Which location(s) include a Helicopter ride?

According to the package on Day 7, a helicopter will escort you from Gorakshep to Lukla. You will then board a plane back to Kathmandu. However you may book (with additional cost) a Helicopter ride back to Kathmandu as well.


The option may also be used while in a hurry during any unfavorable weather conditions with an option of KTM-Lukla-KTM direct helicopter flights.


Note: Any extremely unfavorable weather conditions may result in cancellation of all flight schedules.

What items should I bring (or buy in Kathmandu) for this trip?

You may bring (or buy in Kathmandu) following items for this trip:


1. Warm clothes including a down jacket / puffer jacket, inner wears, hats, a beanie, gloves, neck gaiter, hiking boots, warm socks, a towel and a pair of hiking pants as well.


2. A Daypack (25-30 liters)


3. Backpack (A duffle bag will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)


4. Sleeping bag (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)


5. Trekking Poles (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)


6. A Camelbak or a water bottle


7. A sunscreen 


8. A sunglass


9. A headlamp for night use


10.  Your toiletries

What's Included

  • 4 Star Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Company T-shirt
  • Cultural Program
  • Domestic Flights
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals (Trekking Days)
  • Guide and Porter
  • Helicopter Ride
  • Mountain Guest House
  • National Park Fee
  • Necessary Equipment
  • Travel Permits
  • Trekking Map
  • Welcome Dinner

What's Excluded

  • Gratitude for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa
  • Personal Expenses


  • Hiking
  • Snow and Ice
  • Sunrise
  • Trekking

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