Short trek to Everest Base Camp
The shortest possible Everest Base Camp trek is 53 km (33 miles) each way, meaning you trek 106 km (66 miles) in total.
An optional day hike to Hotel Everest View on your acclimatisation day on Day 3 – this roundtrip hike of 5.4 km (3 miles) is a great day hike that we highly recommend! The short – but taxing! – 2.4 km (1.2 mile) roundtrip hike up Kala Patthar (the so-called 'Black Rock') that you tackle the morning after visiting base camp to gain an unobstructed and magnificent view of Mt Everest!
Shortest number of days
The shortest EBC trek can be completed safely and comfortably in 12 days. We don't advise trying to do it in under 12 days.
Why you need an acclimatisation day
Namche Bazaar as acclimatisation spot
Short EBC trek itinerary
Day 1: Trek from Lukla to Phakding
Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 3: Acclimatisation day, with optional day hike
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche
Day 6: Trek to Lobuche
Day 7: Trek to Everest Base Camp!
Day 8: Climb Kala Patthar, trek to Lobuche
Day 9: Trek to Tengboche
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 11: Trek to Lukla
A helicopter ride through the Himalayas offers incredible views of the majestic Himalayas – it's a flight like no other and a real adventure in itself!
Helicopter return itinerary
The EBC trek with a helicopter return is only an eight-day adventure, which makes it more accessible for some.
The EBC trek with a helicopter return is ideal for those with limited time for the adventure, and also those who aren't sure about trekking for so many days.
Getting to and from the EBC trek trailhead
Give yourself a buffer day