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Short Everest Base Camp Trek
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Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Key Information

Group Size

2-25

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Grade

Moderate to Strenuous

Accomodation

Hotels (Twin room)

Transportation

Commercial flight, Helicopter flight & Vehicle

Best Months

Feb-May/Sep-Dec

Max Elevation

5545

Trip Length

11 days

Starts/Ends

Arrival-Departure

Trekking Style

Tea House Trek

Acclimatization

2 Days (Namche & Dingboche)

Wi-fi

Every day

Activity Per Day

6-7 Hours Per Day

Trekking Region

Everest Region

This Short Everest Base Camp Trek is just 11 days complete Nepal package with two nights four star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu. It covers your arrival to departure plan with acclimatization at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche to ensure the success of the trek. Once you reach at Mount Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar, you will fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter ride which saves your time with additional lifetime experience of closeup Himalayan views.

Highlights of Short Everest Base Camp Trek Package

  • Experience the Sherpa culture, and their way of life
  • Visit the old and peaceful monasteries - including Tengboche Monastery.
  • Breathtaking views of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest (8,848.86m). 
  • See the five 8000 meters peaks Mount Lhotse (8,516 m), Mount Makalu (8,463 m), Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Yu (8,201 m). 
  • Explore the wide range of Himalayan flora and fauna. 
  • Close up view of impressive Khumbu Glacier 
  • Encounter with wildlife like snow leopard, musk deer, and Himalayan monal 
  • Spectacular view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar (5,545 m) 
  • See the world's highest airport at Syanboche 
  • Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
  • Regular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or Ramechhap to Lukla

Short Everest Base Camp Trek - 11 days Trekking Package

If you are looking for an adventurous trip in the Himalayas but limited by time, then our Short Everest Base Camp Trek of 11 days from Kathmandu is for you. The short EBC trek starts from Lukla (2,810m), passes through challenging terrain, beautiful scenery, traditional Sherpa villages, and majestic Buddhist monasteries, and reaches the Everest Base Camp at 5,364m. However, we will hike up to Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters for panoramic and close up views of Mount Everest and other several peaks.

Why Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Mountain Magic Treks?

  • Trekking with highly experienced trekking guides and porters
  • High class three time meals and accommodation during trek
  • Complimentary airport transfers, in a private vehicle
  • Monitoring for blood oxygen saturation levels using an oximeter and other general medical kits.
  • Provide the sleeping bags and down jackets for trekking, if you don’t have your own
  • Free excess luggage storing service safely during the trekking period 
  • Free extra luggage storage facilities at Mountain Magic Treks store during the trek

Short Everest Base Camp Trekking Package in Details

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a must-do list for all trekkers in the world. A single trekking route offers different kinds of taste for the trekkers. You can experience the scenic mountain flights to Lukla, experience the Sherpa culture, and enjoy the Himalayan vistas and hike up to 5545 meters above the sea level. So, the Short Everest Base Camp Trek acts as a playground for adventure and thrill seekers across the world with unique experience. 

During the trek, you not only see the Mount Everest (29031ft / 8,848.68m). There are hundreds of other high peaks that are located in the same vicinity. You will enjoy the view of Mount Lhotse (8,516m /27939.63ft), Mount Nuptse (7,861m / 25790ft), Mount Makalu (8463m / 27765ft), Cho Oyu (8,189m / 26866 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m / 22,349 ft), Thamserku 6,608 m / 21,680 ft), Island Peak (6,189 m / 20,305 ft), Mera Peak (6,427,47,47 ft), Lobuche (4,940 m / 16,210 ft) and many other peaks.

Similarly, the biodiversity is very rich in this area and especially in the Sagarmatha National Park, which is also listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek Route and Program

Everest Base Camp Short Trek starts with a 30-minute mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the getaway to EBC. After setting foot in Lukla on the first day, we will trek to Phakding (2620m/8595ft), a Sherpa village for overnight stay.

The next day we will head up to Namche Bazar (3,440m) – the Sherpa capital of Nepal or also known as the gateway to Mount Everest. On this day, we'll walk through some of the most remote parts of the world - walking through breath-taking terrain, crossing numerous suspension bridges, and seeing the changing flora and fauna as we climb. Along your trek, you can see various carved stones called ‘Mane’ and ‘Chortan’, which hold religious significance for Buddhists.

On the fourth day in Nepal, you will spend a day at the Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Namche is a market full of gear and souvenir shops, Wi-Fi-linked cafes, and restaurants. We will not sit idle here. We will visit several monasteries and villages. We visit Hilary School at Khumjung village and visit the famous Khumjung Monastery where people believe to be the houses of the Yeti-scalp. We will also pass some amazing places, such as Syangboche Airport (Nepal's highest altitude airport), Yak Farms, Edmund Hillary School, and Buddhist monasteries. Khumjung and Pangboche villages have 500-year-old monasteries which are believed to contain a Yeti skull.

As this is an 11 days trek, we will leave Namche Bazaar on fifth day and proceed to Tengboche which is well known for Tengboche Monastery (3867m / 12687ft). The monastery looks spectacular with the high mountain views in the background, and the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, as you would expect in any spiritual setting. We will spend the night in Tengboche - an almost spiritual refuge.

On the sixth day of our Short Everest Base Camp Hike, we leave Tengboche and trek towards Dingboche (4,350m/14271ft) – our destination for the day. The trekking effort we make will be well rewarded with views of majestic peaks and stunning landscapes. Dingboche Valley itself is surrounded by ChhuKung Ri (5,550m/18,209ft), and it is relatively warm here. The Imja River flows through the Imja Lake (5,004m/16,417ft), which lies in this valley.

You will spend a day at the Dingboche as well for another acclimatization day which is most important day for hikers. Trek to the high elevation and back to low elevation for acclimatize. We will climb up to Nagarjung peak which lies in altitude of 5100m it helps to reach EBC easily then explore Dingboche village with bakery cafes.

On the next day which is your seventh day of trekking and eighth day in Nepal, we will continue the trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft). On the way, you will see panoramic views of mountain peaks like Mahalangur Himal, Pumori, Lingtrain, and Khumbutse. When you reach Lobuche, it will be almost evening because a slow pace is always best, so we will spend our night in Lobuche waiting to reach Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598ft) the next day.

On our ninth day, you will reach your dream destination; Everest Base Camp. For the mission first, we will say goodbye to Lobuche and go to Gorakshep. In the afternoon, we will reach Gorakshep, where we will drop off our luggage, and then climb to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,598 feet) – our destination.

Once you reach at EBC, you may find yourself rewinding your memories, reflecting on the hardships you have faced, your struggles with nature, and the rewards you were able to reap. Making it to the EBC camp is a huge achievement at any level. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, you will trek back to Gorakshep, where we will spend the night.

On the tenth day in Nepal and ninth day of your trekking, you will wake up early at Gorakshep and head to Kala Patthar (5,550m / 18,208 ft) for heavenly glimpses of the morning break on Everest. It will probably be a moment you will cherish for the rest of your life. The view of Khumbu Glacier from Kala Patthar adds to the amazing beauty that you can enjoy. The experience you will gain through EBC Trek will definitely encourage you to face and overcome the challenges that come your way in life. 

After ascending the Kalapathar top, you will return to Gorakshep catch a Helicopter flight to Kathmandu directly escaping the repeating trail to Lukla. The helicopter flight to Kathmandu from Gorakshep gives you an additional taste of aerial view of High Himalayas, and it will give you time to look back, reflect on your achievements, and refresh your memories. 

Thus following the many landmarks on the route to Mount Everest, the trekking program completes with full of memories and achievements. We follow the route as: Lukla – Phakding – Namche – Tengboche – Dingboche – Lobuche – Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp – Kalapathar – Kathmandu.

Tips and Suggestions for Short Everest Base Camp Trek

We recommend all our valued customers to attend the travel briefing at least one day (afternoon) before the travel departure date. At the trip briefing, you will have the opportunity to recheck your equipment, receive travel details, and learn about weather conditions.

Mountain Magic Treks strongly advises our guests to allow an extra day or two for trekking, so that you do not miss your international flight due to possible Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight delays for other trekking. For this, we use helicopter to return to Kathmandu. However the weather might be problem for helicopters too.

Alternative Options of Short EBC Trek

If you are looking for another option, we have a budget friendly 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek All Inclusive Package designed for you. Moreover, if you only have a week and still want to trek to see Mount Everest, we have Everest View Trek for you. Similarly, if you want to include a helicopter ride after a tiring trek from Gorakshep to Lukla and take commercial flight, we have Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return to Lukla for you. And if you are planning to buy only trekking package then we have Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days for you. You can choose as per your desire.

Services Included in the Short Everest Base Camp Trekking Package

This Everest Base Camp Short Trekking Package includes two night 4-star hotel in Kathmandu, Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu, English Speaking Trek leader, Sherpa Porter, Meals & Accommodation in the mountain and Kathmandu Lukla commercial flight with trekking equipment such as Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Duffel bag even if it returnable etc.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Date for 2024/2025

Our private trekking package is possible to operate everyday. We can run a trekking for single traveler, couples, friends and families with children in private basis. 

If you are looking for trekking on sharing basis, please contact us via email or WhatsApp: +977-9843601808. We have a small group trekking program based on group joining fixed departure basis for the spring season of 2024 and the autumn of 2024.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Open All Close All
Day 1 : Arrival In Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Accomodation Tourist Standard Hotel with breakfast
Elevation 1250

Upon your arrival in Nepal (Kathmandu Airport), Mountain Magic Treks staff will take you to the hotel in Thamel (15 minutes drive by private vehicle). Then your guide will brief you with all the information required for the 11-day Short Everest Base Camp Trek.

Includes: Hotel in Kathmandu and pick-up upon your arrival (From airport to Hotel)

Day 2 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then Trek to Phakding
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 2610

Early in the morning, we will take a scenic 40-minute flight from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport to Lukla Tenzing Hillary Airport, located at an altitude of 2,804m. From Lukla, we follow the Dudhkoshi River to reach Phakding. The journey will be lighter, as it also offers compatibility. 

Day 3 : From Phakding to Namche Bazaar. (5-6 hours)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3438

On the second day, we will follow the banks of the Dudhkoshi River, crossing the rivers on several suspension bridges, including the most popular Hilary Suspension Bridge. A little further is Sagaramatha National Park, where we will register our permits, ascend, and continue until we reach Namche Bazar, the entrance to Everest Base Camp. 

Day 4 : Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and exploration
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3440

Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Everest; it is a bazaar lined with hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, and gift shops. Although it is a relaxing and friendly day, there are many attractions that you should not miss.
You can trek up to Khumjung and visit the Sagaramatha National Park Visitor Center. Hillary School and other old monasteries are on the way to Khumjung. We definitely want you to visit the Khumjung Monastery, which people consider the home of yeti scales. You can also visit one of the highest airport in the world, Sangboche Airport. You continue to the Everest View Hotel to see Mount Everest and several other Himalayan peaks. Then return to Namche Bazaar for an overnight stay.

Day 5 : From Namche Bazaar Trek to Tengboche (5-6 hours)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3867

It's another exciting day on the trail. We leave Namche Bazaar and continue uphill to Tengboche, but the Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam are spectacular. As we pass through pine forests, you may spot highland wildlife like musk deer or the Himalayan Thar. The trails are exciting, and along the way, we will cross several suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. When we reach Tengboche, you can see the magnificent 20-foot Buddha statue and monastery. 

Day 6 : From Tengboche Trek to Dingboche. (6-7 hours)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4410

There are Lots of things to cover for this day. So, we start from Tengboche early in the morning and continue our trek. The road gradually gains altitude and passes through small villages, chortens, and gem walls. We continue along the Lobuche River, entering the Imja Valley, to reach Dingboche. Dingboche is famous for the perfect view of Ama Dablam Peak (6,812m) and Lhotse (8,516m) peaks. We will appreciate the views from Dingboche and spend the night in this picturesque village. 

Day 7 : Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization and exploration
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4410

We set aside an extra day to settle in Dingboche to accommodate the thin air. However, we will not sit idle but explore Dingboche and its surroundings. You will be hiking on the ridge above Dingboche and will enjoy panoramic close-up views of Mount Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), the backdrop of Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and the Island Peak (6,189m). As our bodies adapt, we soothe our minds with stunning views of untouched mountain beauty.

(Trek to high elevation and back to sleep at low elevation.)

Day 8 : From Dingboche Trek to Lobuche (5-6hrs)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4980

By this day, you have completed half of your trek, and you have to wait one more day to reach Everest Base Camp. We start this day's trek from Dingboche, but the destination is Lobuche. The trail continues along the Khumbu Glacier, passing several lodges and a stone monument erected in memory of those who did not make it through this harsh terrain. When you reach Lobuche, you will realize that it is a relatively large settlement full of shops and hotels. 

Day 9 : From Lobuche Trek to Gorakshep-EBC-Gorakshep overnight (6-7 hours)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 5180

Finally, We will leave Lobuche in the morning and trek through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, climbing steep paths until we reach GorakShep.

After leaving the luggage at Gorak Shep, we will climb to Everest Base Camp. At Everest Base Camp, you'll probably feel proud of yourself, and that's an event worth celebrating. Our wait will be over today as our trek takes you to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), the closest you can get to Everest (if you don't want to climb). The views you get to enjoy are stunning, and you will remember them for the rest of your life. After spending some time at Everest Base Camp, you will come to Gorak Shep, where you will stay overnight.

Day 10 : Morning hike up to Kalapathar (5545m) then return back to Kathmandu by helicopter.
Food Breakfast/Lunch
Accomodation Tourist standard hotel with breakfast
Elevation 1250

The day starts with a trek from Gorakshep to Kalapathar. You will do this walk before breakfast. The chances of getting clear views are best in the morning.
Kalapathar is the highest elevation of your entire trek. This thump in the landscape is the perfect vantage point. You will get views of numerous mountain peaks. Most of the world-famous photos of Mount Everest are from here. You will get a 360-degree panoramic view of some of the highest peaks in the world from here. Some of the world's most famous ones include Mount Pumori (7169 m), Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Changtse, and Mount Nuptse (7861 m).
After you've had your fill, you return to Gorak Shep for breakfast. Then the same day, fly out to Kathmandu by helicopter.

The helicopter will stop in Lukla before arriving in Kathmandu for refueling. A helicopter ride back gives you an aerial view of the entire area. It's a remarkable way to end your trip to Everest Base Camp.

Day 11 : Departure day
Food Breakfast

For your departure back home, Mountain Magic Treks staff will drop you off from the Hotel to the airport by private vehicle.

Service Includes on Price

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation (Domestic and International airport transfers)
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Lukla or Ramechhap – Lukla) with Domestic airport transfers and airport departure taxes
  • Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
  • Two Nights Tourist Standard Hotel In Kathmandu with breakfast 
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • All necessary paperwork
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging
  • Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner of your choice the main course
  • Supplementary snacks:  energy bar and cookies
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day 
  • Unlimited Chlorine Safe Drinking Water  
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  •  A comprehensive first-aid kit
  • Oxi-meter:  To check, heart rating and oxygen saturation to Everest Base Camp and return
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment:  down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles, and duffel bag
  • Souvenir:  Trekking Route map, and Duffel bag
  • Mountain Magic Treks Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek
  • Welcome dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • Local sim card (For phon call or data)
  • All government, Local taxes/VAT and official Expenses

Cost Excludes

  • International flight costs
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 10 kg per Person) on the trek
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses: shopping, snacks, boiled water, tea/coffee, cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guides and porters (recommended)
  • Additional costs incurred due to causes beyond our control, for example, landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.

All other costs and expenses not listed in the - What are included in my 11 Days EBC Short Tour Package?

Group Joining Fixed Departure Dates

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FAQs

When is the best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Hiking to the base of Mount Everest is best during the autumn season (from mid-September to the end of November) and spring (from February to May). However, if you are simply fit, you can trek to base camp any month of the year with a professional guide.

What is the temperature and weather like during the EBC trek?

On the Everest base camp trek, it is not the same temperature, but it is no doubt a cold hiking route in Nepal. December, January, and February are the coolest months to hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, and the temperature drops to -30 degrees centigrade.

The temperature you will get during this trek depends on which settlement you are staying at. For example, at Lukla, Phakding, Manjo, and Jorsalle, you will have warmer temperature compared to other settlements on this trek. Similarly, at Everest base camp, Gorakshep, Lobuche, Dingboche, and Tengboche are the coolest places on this trek.

If you are trekking during the monsoon season to the Everest region, you may get very light rain, so during monsoon time too, you can trek to Everest Base Camp. And this time of the year the route will be quiet and less dusty with more facilities will you get than during high season.

The higher you trek, the colder you get, so at night and early morning you should wear warm clothes, and during the day the temperature will be mild and you need to wear normal clothes.

How long does it take for Everest Base Camp Short Trek?

During the our Itinerary and Package Everest Base Camp Short Trek takes 11 days, but it can be done within 10–15 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. It depends upon your interest and holiday vacation. It depends on how fit you are and how long you have had to train before you begin your trek. However, if you manage your time for at least 13–14 days, including a few days extra and arrival-departure on top of the trekking period, that would be enough time for your Nepal holiday. The extra day is very important in the event of your flight being delayed or cancelled. If you miss your flight back home, you could miss your flight back home.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Short Trek Itinerary?

Short Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is the most popular and strenuous trail in Nepal. If you are planning Short Everest Base Camp Trek, you should have a good level of physical fitness.

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is a moderate-to-strenuous type of trek, and it is recommended to be done during the months of September, October, November, March, April, and May.

How much does it cost for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek Package?

The cost of the Short Everest Base Camp Trek Package is determined by the tour and travel operator you choose and the total time you spend on the mountain. There are several factors that vary the price, for example, hotel standard, transport, the grade of guide you are taking and other services while trekking.

The cost of the Everest Base Camp Short Trek starts from $1099 USD to $3000, which includes round-trip flights from KTM to Lukla and back. If you are in a group of at least 4 or more, the cost will be cheaper, but this cost is for a minimum of 2 trekkers. For the single trekker $USD 290 will be extra as single rabblement fees on top.

You can also find budget tour operators offering the Everest Base Camp Trek for about $999–$1099 per person.

We suggest you book your trip with a moderate type of tour operator because budget tour operators provide very basic food, little food, low-quality rooms, and less experienced guides. So if you would have short period of time then Everest Base camp Short Trek Package  or Everest Base camp Trek with Helicopter Return to Lukla and Commercial flight back to Kathmandu

Do I need a visa or a permit to hike to Everest Base Camp?

Before you embark on your trek, you should have a visa for Nepal. Most European and American countries can get a visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport, but a few countries, such as Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Palestine, Syria, Somalia, Ethiopia, Liberia, Cameroon, Swaziland, and Iraq, do not get a visa from Nepal on arrival, but from the Nepal embassy in their own country, they can get a visa.

To enter the Sagarmatha National Park, you will need to fill out a visitor registration form and pay an entry fee of about $35 per person, plus Pasang Lhamu Gaun Palika entry fees.

Is there a proper Everest guide for the EBC trek, or can I hire any other allowed guide?

No, there are quite a few guides who work in almost all the trekking regions in Nepal. There is no proper guide who just works in the Everest region. You can hire a guide from Kathmandu or Lukla if you are trekking to EBC, but make sure they are a License Holder Guide.

How much should I pay for the guide and porter?

There are many factors, and the standard of travel agencies determines the price, but the moderate type of salary a day for a guide is between $30-35 USD, and similarly, 25–30 USD for a porter. In Nepal, there is not really a fixed rate for them, but the price above is an approximate daily salary for them.

Everest Base Camp Trek route has ATMs available?

Yes, you can use ATMs in Namche Bazar and Lukla. There are a few ATMs where you can use your Master Card and Visa Card. If they don’t work because of the server, then you can also exchange money at the money exchange place. There will be several places where you can exchange money.

What foods should I eat during the EBC trek?

Food is quite nice on these trekking trails. There will be a menu at each guesthouse, and they also serve various foods, mostly western and local. Don’t expect proper meals like in the city, but still, they cook very nicely with fresh vegetables. The most popular foods are Momo, Dal Bhat set, pancakes, potato rosti, fried rice, fried noodles, soups, tea, coffee, pasta, pizza (basic), and several types of curries. If you want to try local Nepali food, then try the Dal Bhat set, which will come with rice, vegetables, soup, vegetable curry, and pickles. They are quite nice. The price of one meal roughly costs 5 to 8 USD, and a liter of water costs 1–3 USD.

How long should we trek per day in this Short EBC Trek Itinerary?

Trekking distances are the same as any other normal trek. We trek for about 6-7 hours every day, which means 12–18 km per day. The difference is Short Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary hasn't rested for acclamitization and exploration days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche.

How many days does it takes to reach Everest Base Camp?

It takes 6 to 15 days to reach Everest Base Camp, depending on the mode of transport and the packages offered by Mountain Magic Treks.

Is Lukla Airport convenient for flights?

Lukla is 9,500 feet (2,850 m) above sea level. The higher altitude, the less dense the air becomes. Therefore, planes need to land faster. The weather in the region changes constantly, and cloud cover can be extreme, causing turbulence that, while not dangerous, can be difficult for travelers.

Lukla is the country's busiest airport, serving as a port of entry and exit for trekkers wishing to climb Mount Everest. Mountain Magic Treks will strive to make your flight enjoyable, no matter the conditions.

What will happens if my flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is canceled or delayed?

We recommend that you allow an additional 1/2 day for the hike due to unpredictable weather. Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla or Helicopter flights from Gorakshep to Kathmandu are canceled during bad weather.

In such cases, the flight is automatically rescheduled for the next possible day.

If you have a very tight schedule, you can charter a helicopter to ensure that you are on schedule for either the trek or your flight back home. However, the cost of the helicopter will have to be covered. However, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is impossible to operate the helicopter, and Mountain Magic Treks will schedule the flight.

What about insurance for guides and porters?

Our team members, including guides and porters, are insured, and the company covers their expenses.

Is there any age limit or criteria for trekking in EBC?

There is no age limit, but the Mountain Magic Treks Team does not recommend high-altitude climbing for children. Trekking at high altitudes can seriously affect a child's health. For adults, you need to be in good shape and have a positive attitude. Mountain Magic Treks does not recommend this trek for those suffering from certain medical conditions, such as heart or lung disease.

What is the baggage limit for Porter and Lukla flights?

Mountain Magic Treks usually provides one porter for two trekkers to carry 18kg (a maximum of 9kg for each trekker). Lukla's flight weight limit is 10kg total, and you can hand carry 5kg, making your total 15kg.

What are the booking and payment methods for the trek?

We require a 20% advance to confirm the trip booking, which you can pay via bank transfer, Western Union, or online through our site. You can pay the rest of the trip by cash, bank transfer, Western Union, or credit card. We will email you payment details, including available payment modes.

Do I need to bring medicine for trekking to EBC?

If you are allergic to certain medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your medicine.

Mountain Magic Treks treats its clients as family members and takes safety measures to avoid altitude sickness and other illnesses.

Is there an airport pickup service by the company?

You will be greeted by a Mountain Magic Treks representative holding a pamphlet with your name on it outside the arrival lounge at Tribhuvan International Airport. He will take you to your chosen hotel in a private vehicle.

I am vegetarian. Will I get enough food during the trip?

Mountain Magic Treks does not recommend non-vegetarian items in trekking areas, as meat may not be hygienic in such places. We will strongly advise you as well to avoid dairy and cheese items, along with alcohol, during the trek.

Therefore, our packages are suitable for everyone—vegetarians, vegans, and non-vegetarians.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Mountain Magic Treks has cancellation and refund policies. For more information, visit the Booking Terms and Conditions section.

How is the drinking water on the way to Everest Base Camp?

Bottled water is cheap and easily available. But you cannot use plastic bottles on Everest. Therefore, it is better to carry a thermos with boiled and filtered water. You may need to use water purification drops or tablets, which you can bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu.

Mountain Magic Treks also provides water purification pills in Kathmandu on request.

What is the level of trekking in EBC?

The trekking level is challenging. Mountain Magic Treks makes every effort to make your trip as safe, easy, adventurous, and enjoyable as possible.

Is Wi-Fi available during the Everest Base camp Trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi for a small fee.

I have never hiked before. Can I reach base camp?

The short answer is yes. You can trek to the base camp if this is your first trek.

EBC is considered one of the more challenging trails, but as long as you are reasonably healthy and fit and can walk for 6 hours a day, you should make it with ease. If you're signing up for an EBC trek, you should definitely start running, jogging, and participating in stamina-oriented exercises a few weeks before the trek.

How safe is EBC Trek?

While the EBC is still considered a challenging trek, safety should only be a concern if you are traveling alone and without insurance. Mountain trails can be difficult, but with guided tours, you're as safe as you can be anywhere in the world.

Do I need travel insurance to trek to EBC?

You are likely to need a quick helicopter flight back to Kathmandu to avoid a health emergency, so adequate insurance is a must. Insurance should cover high altitude helicopter rescue and medical evacuation expenses. We need your insurance documents before you start your EBC trek.

Additional Information

Travel Information: Best Time | Food | Accommodation and Acclimatization on EBC Trek

Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Trekking to Everest Base Camp starts early in the morning with a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight is short and lasts about 40 minutes.

This package includes Kathmandu-Lula commercial flights and Gorakshep-Kathmandu Helicopter flights!
A warm welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport

You will get a free transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport to your hotel on your return to your home country for all customers purchasing the Everest Base Camp Trek. Our representative will be present at the airport with your name sheet, and as a welcome, they will present you with a standing or village garland.

Everest Base Camp 11-Day Trek Accommodation Arrangements

This short Everest Base Camp Trek includes a nine-night lodge stay in the Himalayan region.
We will stay in rooms with private attached bathrooms in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche (2 nights) and five nights in Tengboche, Lobuche, Dingboche, Gorkshep, and Feriche.
A two-Night stay in Kathmandu before and after the trek is included in the package.
Hot showers and Wi-Fi are available in hotels, restaurants, and lodges at an extra cost.

Food during the Everest Base Camp Trek

You'll be hiking considerable distances at high altitude, so you'll need food rich in protein, carbohydrates, and other nutrients. Food is readily available on trek routes, but you don't have all the options you get in big cities.
There will be 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 9 dinners on the trek.
Some of the popular menu items are:
Ten Breakfast: French toast with oatmeal, corn flakes, jam, butter, cheese, and honey Tibetan bread or chapati, local tsampa porridge, knife brown eggs, assorted eggs (omelette), pancakes, muesli bread, fruit and vegetables, and a hot drink Substances: different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, etc.
Ten Meals: Lentils, Rice, and Vegetables, Tibetan Bread, Various Soup Items, Sherpa Stew Sticks, Sandwiches, Momo (Dumplings), Macaroni Dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potatoes, Salads, Pizza (T), mixed), snacks (papad, prawns), sweet items (rice pudding, apple pie, etc.), etc.

Nine dinners: dal (lentil), bhat (rice), and vegetable curry; Tibetan bread; various soup items; Sherpa stew; steak; sandwiches; momo (dumplings); macaroni dishes; tenduk; spaghetti noodles; thukpa; pasta; vegetables. Curry, potato items, vegetables, salads, pizza (tomato, mushroom, mixed), snacks, papad, shrimp, Korean ramen, dessert items (rice pudding, apple pie), steaks, etc.
We select the best hotels, lodges, and restaurants where the food is fresh, clean, tasty, and nutritious. Most menus include local, Asian, or popular Western cuisine. As we gain altitude, the menu items available become fewer and fewer.

We recommend high-altitude fresh vegetables along with liquids: green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (a must). Although many non-vegetarian items will be available, we do not recommend them as the meat in such places is not hygienic.
We highly encourage you to stay away from dairy and cheese items and strongly advise you not to consume alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, or hot chocolates, as experts suggest avoiding such items during high-altitude treks.
All personal bills (alcoholic drinks, hot (tea, coffee), and cold drinks) are excluded from the package, except for standard meals (breakfast, lunch, meals with seasonal fruits) at tea houses, lodges, or cafes.

The best time for a Short Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

Weather is the deciding factor for the Everest base camp trek. Although you can get a live forecast of Everest base camp here, it is not 100% accurate. Considering the weather, spring and autumn are the best seasons for Everest base camp treks.

However, local and professional trekkers reach Everest Base Camp throughout the year, and Mountain Magic Treks conducts Everest Base Camp treks in all seasons.

January-February

The weather at this time is the coldest throughout January and into early February. The days are moderately hot, but the nights are cool, and you can expect lots of snow. If you are allergic to colds, we advise you to stay away from your trek during this season.
Temperature: 15°C to -15°C

March–April

It is the perfect season to climb to Everest Base Camp. The weather starts to warm, the sky clears, and you'll enjoy spectacular views. In mid-March, the temperature is moderate, but it is comfortable.
Temperature: 18 °C to -12 °C

May–June

The months of May and June offer the best opportunity to trek to Everest Base Camp. However, to avoid the rain, you need to do the trek before the end of June. The temperature is quite warm, and you should be able to enjoy the trek during these months.
Temperature: 25°C to -5°C

July–August

The rains reach their peak during this time, and Lukla flights are likely to be canceled or delayed. Still, many trekkers trek to Everest Base Camp during this time, and Mountain Magic Treks conducts Everest Base Camp treks during these months.
Temperature: 27°C to 5°C

September–October

This is one of the best seasons for an EBC trek, and it's no wonder that a large number of thrill seekers trek to Everest Base Camp during these months. The sky is clear and offers great views of snow-capped mountains, landscapes, and lush vegetation. This is also the time when Nepalis celebrate their most important festivals, so if you trek during this time, you will also witness Hindu festivals.
Temperature: 20°C to 5°C

November–December

Snow begins to fall during these months as winter slowly sets in. The nights begin to cool. However, early November offers the best time to visit Mount Everest, as the skies are clear and the scenery is unspoiled. From December on, the temperature drops and brings more snowfall.
Temperature: 18°C to -10°C

Everest Base Camp Trek Trip Grade: Fitness Level and Health Advice

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to Everest Base Camp, but there are no scheduled acclimatization and exploration days. We will spend three nights above 4,000 meters, and the hike will take us to the 5,545-meter Kala Patthar viewpoint.
We recommend this trek to those with high-altitude trekking experience, good health with general physical fitness, a positive attitude, plenty of self-confidence, and strong determination. You need to be able to walk five to seven hours per day for ten days.

Trekking at high altitudes is physically demanding. Not only does this trek take you to high altitudes, but the path is rugged with rocky hills and steep climbs and descents. However, no technical experience or skills are required.
Exercising and jogging regularly a few weeks before the start of the trek will increase your stamina and allow you to enjoy the trek to the fullest. Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform us of their condition or consult a doctor before booking.

However, there is no need to worry about your safety; Mountain Magic Treks provides experienced guides with extensive first aid training. They will continuously monitor your oxygen level to detect altitude sickness very early. Furthermore, we have designed itineraries in such a way as to avoid altitude sickness.
In cases of severe altitude sickness, the only treatment is to descend immediately. Your trek leader has the final authority to decide if a person in your team shows symptoms of altitude sickness.

Can I trek to Everest Base Camp alone?

We organize group and private treks. Group discounts are available based on the size of your team. The bigger your team, the more discounts you get. Please see our price list for details. However, no team discounts are available for teams assembled by Mountain Magic Treks.
That being said, we can handle all group sizes and can add an assistant guide for groups of six or more.

A typical day during the Everest Base Camp Short Trek Package

Each day brings new places to see, new routes to hike, and opportunities to explore and learn. Our Sherpa guides will inform you about the places you are visiting. You don't have to worry about your luggage; our porters will carry it for you. However, keep your essentials in a regular daypack and carry them yourself to keep them safe.

We will provide you with three standard meals a day: breakfast between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., lunch after three or four hours of walking, and dinner around 7.30 p.m. You will rest for an hour after lunch. After reaching your destination for the day, you will have some time to explore the nearby places. After dinner and before bed, you'll have plenty of time to socialize.

Your trek leader or guide will also brief you about the next day's plan every day after dinner. There are other options for fun, such as playing cards, Monopoly, reading books, or watching mountaineering documentaries. If you are interested in learning Nepali words, our team members can teach you as much as you want.

Is Wi-Fi enabled while trekking to Everest Base Camp?

Almost all the lodges and hotels you stay at offer Wi-Fi for a small service charge. However, at higher altitudes, we will only communicate by phone. On each day of your trek, the Mountain Magic Treks office will be in touch with the team through the team leaders. If you want, you can easily buy a Nepali SIM card in Kathmandu.
You can get Wi-Fi access in hotels and lodges for a small fee.

Additional personal expenses on the trek

You will need extra money for food and accommodation in Kathmandu.
Visa fee and travel insurance policy purchase
Beverages (hot tea and coffee), drinks, cold drinks, alcoholic drinks, snacks
Tips for the crew
Souvenirs and other personal expenses

We recommend you bring cash (dollars or other major currencies), which you can easily exchange for Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted in Nepal.
Electricity to recharge. drinking water

During your ten-day trek to Everest Base Camp, you can recharge your batteries at hotels or lodges for a small fee. Similarly, you can buy packed mineral water from shops, lodges, or hotels, or fill your hotel with boiled water bottles. Mountain Magic Treks offers water purification tablets for protection.

You should not drink water from rivers, streams, or wells because you cannot be sure of the purity of the water.
Mountain Magic Treks Team

Our team consists of experienced tour guides, trek leaders, and porters born and raised at high altitudes. Hence, they have high endurance and are naturally habituated to high mountain areas. Our porters will carry your luggage. One porter will carry the luggage of two trekkers, and the weight limit per porter is 18 kg. However, if you need it, we can also arrange a porter per person.

All our team members are insured and receive medical care when sick or injured. We also provide them with basic needs like food and shelter. Like all our team members, our company is family, like our customers, and we want to keep all our family members happy.

Our Trek Guides or Team Leaders have government-authorized trekking guide certificates and Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training.
Conservation and Biodiversity Training
Fluency in English and another major language
Rock climbing skills
Travel Insurance for the Everest Base Camp Trek
Trekking insurance is mandatory for the EBC trek.

All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Mountain Magic Treks. The policy should cover medical and emergency repatriation at high altitude (up to 6000 m), along with helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses.

If you wish, Mountain Magic Treks can recommend insurance providers for you based on feedback from previous clients. However, we are not travel insurance sellers. We request that all our valued customers send their insurance documents to Mountain Magic Treks once they book the trek.
In case of an emergency, we will use your insurance and informational documents for a quick rescue operation. Your insurance should cover mountain rescue services at high altitude (6000m).

Before buying travel insurance (don't rely on their website), call the insurance company and ask if your coverage includes helicopter rescue and evacuation at altitudes up to 6000m.

Nepal Travel Visa Application

All travelers, except those of Indian nationality, require a visa to enter Nepal. Citizens of most countries get an on-arrival visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). You can get more information about visas at https://www.immigration.gov.np/.

To get an on-arrival visa, you need a passport that is valid for at least six months, a passport-size photograph, and a visa fee. The current visa fee is USD 50 for 30 days, and you can pay in cash at the TIA.
Citizens of China and SAARC countries will get free visas. Citizens of certain countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan, may not be eligible for an on-arrival visa. Therefore, citizens of these countries should contact the local Nepalese embassy.

Currency exchange in Nepal

The Nepalese Rupee (NPR or Rs) is the national currency.
(1 USD = about 110–125 NPR)
You can exchange major foreign currencies at local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Some hotels may exchange small amounts of cash. The ongoing currency exchange is visibly displayed on legal money exchanges. Only Indian Rupee notes (INR 100 and INR 2000) are accepted in Nepal.

We recommend you bring cash so you don't have to go through the long process at the banks, and they will charge commissions on top.

You can withdraw cash (in rupees only) from many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel. Most ATMs are open 24 hours a day, and if you're using a foreign card, the maximum withdrawal amount is Rs 35,000 for a Rs 500 processing fee.
Once you are on the trek, there are no banks or money exchanges available except in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. So to be on the safe side, exchange your money in Kathmandu before starting the trek. Only Nepali Rupees are accepted in the mountains.
Most established banks in Asia do not honor old, torn, or found foreign currency, so be sure to bring new clear notes.

How much does it cost for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest base camp treks usually last ten to sixteen days and cost between 1200 and 1600 dollars (USD). This amount covers domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu), standard meals, accommodation, and a trek team while on the trails. If you travel in a group, you will save a significant amount.

How much luggage can I take for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Our porters carry 18 kg, and we assign one porter for two trekkers. So your baggage limit is 9 kg. We expect you to carry a bag for your valuables. You are free to store your luggage at the Mountain Magic Treks Office free of charge.

We will recheck everything (luggage, equipment, etc.) in our briefing before starting the journey to our office.

Everest Base Camp Trek Safety

Mountain Magic Treks guarantees the safety and security of all our clients. Our experienced team carries all standard gear and equipment, including first aid kits.

If someone gets sick on the trek, the trek leader immediately decides whether to continue or drop them off. In case of an emergency, we will arrange for a rescue helicopter. Trekking in a group makes the trek much safer. Here are other things that make our trekking safer: Our guides have intensive wildlife first aid training.
Trek leaders and guides have years of experience in trekking.
Our team uses high-quality masks and gloves.
We check food and accommodation quality.

Additional days for inclement weather

We recommend our clients add an extra two days to their Everest Base Camp trip so they don't miss their international return flight. Flight time from Kathmandu to Lukla or vice versa may be delayed due to weather conditions. In these cases, the flight is rescheduled for the next possible day.

Mountain Magic Treks can arrange a helicopter, but it will cost between USD 500 and USD 1000, depending on availability. If there are no flight delays, you may have dozens of options to pass the time.
Please note that the Everest Base Camp Short Trek includes a fixed date of departure from Kathmandu. Can we fix the flight date as per your request and schedule? Please review your scheduled departure date and let us know if the time does not suit you. We can rearrange a trek at your convenience.

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline and may require modification due to external factors beyond our control, such as unstable weather, unavailability of lodges and campsites, unexpected government orders, trail conditions, etc.

If it is necessary to adjust the itinerary, the decision of the trek leader will be final. Trek leaders will make decisions keeping in mind the interests of all team members.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd. Terms and Conditions:

Please read Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.'s Terms and Conditions carefully prior to trip booking. Trekking or mountaineering in the higher elevations of the Himalayas is one of the most adventurous endeavors, which carries the risk of AMS, injuries, or even death. Mountain Magic Treks is always concerned about trekkers' comfort, safety, and health while meandering at higher altitudes. We contribute great effort to reduce or control the risk and hazards, but sometimes nature’s curse or the fluctuating climate in the Himalayas is beyond our control, and we are not responsible for it.
If you are a keen adventure lover and are ready to follow the hereby mentioned terms and conditions, then you are heartily welcome at the Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd. office, Galko Pakha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Booking Terms and Conditions:

1. All package bookings are handled by Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd., an authorized adventure company based in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

2. The term "trip" formally refers to walking, sightseeing, treks, tours, mountaineering, expeditions, or holidays in the mystical land of Nepal.

3. Mountain Magic Treks faithfully includes all amenities in the package's estimated price.

4. Please go through the itinerary page or trek inclusion/exclusion pages for details of the cost transparency. The trek cost may vary from one package to another, and some packages don’t include the cost of the following:

Personal travel insurance, medical assistance, and helicopter evacuation

Visa, passport, and transit point expenses

Extra meals, entertainment activities, accommodation, and transportation costs are not included in the itinerary.

Extra baggage and gratuity

5. For trip confirmation, travelers must pay 20% of the total trip cost up front.

6. You can pay the booking confirmation amount either by credit card or wire transfer. Both payment options are subject to additional bank service fees of up to 4% on top of the sum.

Pay a deposit by wire transfer: 
Pay to:
Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.
Current A/C: 01908312510017
Paying Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd.
Account Type: Foreign Currency (USD)
Branch: Thamel
Bank Street Address: Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: HIMANPKA

Or

Payment for Booking:
Payment can be done through the below option: 
Bank Transfer: 
Account Name:
Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.
Account Number: 0570010152240
Paying Bank: Mega Bank Nepal Limited
Account Type: Local Currency (Nepali)
Address: Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: MBNLNPKA
Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of the client. 
Risk and Liabilities: 
(Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of the client.)

7. The trip will be booked once the payment is made by the travelers. We will send you the confirmation letter via email and guarantee that you will receive all of the services listed in the itinerary.

8. The final payment must be submitted at the Mountain Magic Treks office or at the hotel where you will be staying before the tip departure. Otherwise, you will not be legitimate for the trip, and no final documentation will be disclosed before payment.

9. Regarding the trip cancellation, we offer a free trip cancellation service upon submission of a trustworthy reason within 90 days of the departure date with adequate evidence and written reasons.

10. If you cancel the trip 60 days prior to the departure date, then a 75% cancellation fee will be levied from the booking amount.

11. An 85% cancellation fee will be levied if you cancel the trip before 30 days of the trip's departure date.

12. The company will be unable to refund the earlier paid (20%) booking fee if you cancel the trek before 15 days of departure.

13. There will be no payment refund if you voluntarily leave or cancel the trip once it has started, but if you are forced to leave due to unforeseen immediate circumstances, then payment can be refunded after proper discretion.

14. We guarantee your safe and successful trip; however, the company reserves the right to cancel the trip if there is no minimum number of travelers. The company will postpone or manage alternative trips in this condition.

15. If the company cancels the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control (i.e., a natural disaster, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, quarantine, government intervention policy, or weather conditions), we will refund the minimum operating cost involved.

16. If you want to change your booking date, the booking amendment request must be made 90 days prior to the original trip departure.

17. If trekkers demand to change the departure date prior to 60 days of the final departure, $50.00 per person will be charged as a cancellation fee. The cost of the trip may also increase if the market price soars higher during the postponed trip date.

18. The policy of our company is that trekkers must have an insurance policy contract if they want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks. The policy must feature medical coverage, an air ambulance, a helicopter evacuation facility, and flight cancellation insurance if possible.

19. Mountain Magic Treks and Expeditions organizes various adventurous trips, which have a high risk factor and demand more physical stamina and training. If you can’t accomplish the trek due to your physical inability or sickness, we are not obliged to refund the payment.

20. During the trip, there may be hindrances, obstacles, or circumstances such as political riots, insurgencies, accidents, climate change, or natural disasters. Make sure you are ready to deal with all of these problems.

21. The trip route, accommodation, and modes of transport may be changed without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances. It is for your convenience and safety, so I hope you will display flexible human nature in this context.

22. While changing the route, transportation, accommodation, or itinerary due to the above circumstances, we may charge an additional fee or lower the cost as per the total expenses of the entire trek.

23. Mountain Magic Treks holds all the authority to decline, accept, detain, or retain any member of the trip if we find anyone suspicious or indisciplined. If you want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks, you must accept our leadership during the whole trip.

24. Mountain Magic Treks has contracted with a network of companies, the government of Nepal, and individuals to assist the travelers during the trip. These third parties are qualified to perform the duties as contracted. We are not liable in the event of loss, damage, or irregularities if the third parties don’t perform their duties properly.

25. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any law or rule violations committed by travelers in any country.

26. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Government of Nepal. No individual, including employees, representatives, or guides of the company, can alter the terms and conditions.

27. In exceptional circumstances, these terms and conditions may be waived by submitting a written request to the director. Only the director of the company has the right to amend them.

28. Travelers must be physically and mentally fit for the trek. It is mandatory to bring health certificates along with proper legal documents for trip approval if asked.

29. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any additional costs or compensation incurred as a result of a flight being canceled or delayed due to weather or other factors. We can manage alternative arrangements for special requests, which may require additional costs.

30. We have displayed authentic, genuine, and accurate information on our official website and brochure. If you notice any errors, incomplete information, or incorrect information, please notify us as soon as possible.

Please read all the terms and conditions mentioned above before making the booking. You must abide by these conditions if you fancy trekking in the Himalayas with Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Equipment List

Equipment List

If it’s too much to carry from your home country, some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel as well.
Most of the equipment is general and standard for all seasons while on trek, but may differ as per the season, duration of trekking, and areas of your chosen trip.

  • Reading/writing material
  • A first-aid kit should contain lip salve, Aspirin, bandages, anti-histamine, Imodium, or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking, if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements are arranged.
  • Money: cash or credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag and Down Jacket provided by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu
  • Lightweight Towel
  • Day pack (25–30 liters) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight: headlamp style is ideal.
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle: minimum 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best.
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves: wool, fleece, and gore-tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu.)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket and Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination; ensure boots fit such a combination.
  • Running shoes or sandals for the evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during the summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during the winter months.
  • T-Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt, Long Sleeved
  • Pants: lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable).
  • Thermals, upper and lower
  • Extra-warm clothing during the winter (December to March) Layered clothing: thermals
Food Menu Items During the trek

Breakfast Items

Porridge, Fresh Baked Breads, Pancakes, Eggs, omelettes, Musley, and cornflacks with hot milk

Lunch and Dinner

Soups, Pizza, Spring Rolls, Noodles, MoMos, Potatoes, Fried Potatoes, Dal Bhat (Boiled rice with vegetables and lentil soup), etc.

Trip Reviews (10)

Pro Thapa

Pro Thapa

6th Sep, 2023

We did the everest base camp trek with mountain magic. Our guide Khem was great, he was very knowledable about the mountains and had a lot of experience. He also spoke good english. Organising the trek was very easy, emails were responded to quickly and professionally. Also the gear provided (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking poles) were good quality. Overall great experience with mountain magic!

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Yanick Lauret

1st Jul, 2022

Mountain Magic Treks is an excellent trekking company due to their professionalism and support. The experience was amazing.

We did the short everest base camp trek with mountain magic. Our guide Khem was great, he was very knowledable about the mountains and had a lot of experience. He also spoke good english. Organising the trek was very easy, emails were responded to quickly and professionally. Also the gear provided (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking poles) were good quality. Overall great experience with Mountain Magic Treks

Highly recommended Rewati and Mountain Magic Treks Team!!

 

Colin

Colin

23rd Nov, 2022

Rewati Parajuli and the team at Mountain Magic Treks went above and beyond to ensure our group had an amazing time. Everything was professional, communication was timely which ensured our group could focus on having an adventurous vacation. From the guides, porters and staff we never faced any problem during our time trekking.

The booking process was easy and Rewati was always available to answer any questions or provide any assistance needed. I would like to give a special mention to our guide and assistant guide who were excellent. I have trekked the Everest region and toured with other companies before but would not hesitate to book with Mountain Magic Treks after this trip.

In summary, the entire process and experience from booking to arrival and then our visit was flawless which is a huge credit to Revathi and team. Thanks again, we'll be back soon :)

Jason Car

Jason Car

23rd Nov, 2022

Rewati and the team at Mountain Magic Treks did an amazing job with our Everest Base Camp Short in Nepal. You should choose EBC Trek and Helicopter return back to Kathmandu for your lifetime experiance. Rewati was always very responsive and easy to work with, and everything was handled professionally for us once we arrived in Kathmandu.

We were very impressed with our guide Khem and our porters, Bibek and Khem. Kamal managed the trek expertly, and was always concerned about our health and well-being. Also, the entire team was very friendly, and fun to be around. Actually this trip itinerary is comfortable and risk free of altitude sickness. Mr Rewati was helpfull he provided another low budget trip package and itinerary (Helicopter flight from gorakshep to Lukla only and commercial flight back to Kathmandu) but because of our limited time, we did directly helicopter flight to Kathmandu and it was amazing experiance.

 Highly recommended Rewati and Mountain Magic Treks Team!!

David

David

23rd Nov, 2022

My husband and I chose Mountain Magic Treks as our trekking company for a Everest Base Camp Short Trek with helicopter Return in the first week of November 2022. Everything was perfect, even before arrival, the owner Revathi always surprised me with her quick answers to any of our queries.
And was very helpful from the start. After we arrived in Kathmandu we were picked up by our guide Khem, who is an absolute star! He made us feel like family right from the start, very caring and always looking out for our well being.

We are already planning to come back for the Gokyo trek and we definitely want Khem as our guide! With a big smile on his face at every moment, he was just the best guide you could have for this amazing experience! Khem is very experienced and I cannot express enough how grateful we are to have chosen him as our guide.  He knew exactly how to get us to our goal!! Also, Kumar, our porter, he was amazing, such a lovely person, and we were always in awe of his speed running up and down the hills. We had an amazing time, if you are thinking of trekking in Nepal, go with Mountain Magic Treks and you will have an experience of a lifetime that you will never forget.

Mountain Magic Treks was amazing. Highly recommend for any trek they offer. Revathi is dedicated to making sure you have a wonderful experience. Our guide, Khem, was very helpful in any situation that came up during the trek and really looked after our group. All the porters were very fun and energetic. Our journey would not have been the same without them.

Andere Peter

Andere Peter

30th Nov, 2022

Brilliant trek to EBC and return back to Kathmandu by helicopter flight - Highly Recommended
After Covid, we finally got the opportunity to visit Nepal Trekking in November 2022. We have chosen the Everest Base camp Short Trek package which offered a helicopter return back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep after we reach EBC. The hike itself was amazing, an amazing part of the world with compelling views and that "big mountain" feel throughout. And the Nepali people were incredibly warm and always welcoming. The organization of the trek at Mountain Magic Treks was exemplary, everything was exactly as promised and the whole thing worked incredibly smoothly, leaving us to focus on making the most of our time in the Himalayas. Rewati, the owner of the company, was very helpful and responsive before we arrived in Nepal and while we were there. Highly recommended Rewati and Mountain Magic Treks Team

Andere Peter and Nicole Hertel

Pitter

Pitter

30th Nov, 2022

Fascinating trip to Everest Base Camp Short Trek with helicopter return!
My Everest trekking mission accomplished! I am happy with the trekking and helicopter service provided by Mountain Magic Treks. Since our conversation began; They are a friendly, professional, and experienced team, solving problems quickly, finding the best solution services during the tour (domestic flight was changed to a helicopter for Lukla), and providing constant support (quick WhatsApp response from Rewati).  

The Mountain Magic Treks team has strong local ties on the ground. We need an extra porter. Rewati quickly called from Kathmandu and arranged one. We can rest and complete the trek with proper local assistance. (Also got extra blankets at the guesthouse) This experience was definitely one of the most enjoyable and very well guided trips.
Highly recommended Rewati and Mountain Magic Treks Team

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Ghant lee

30th Nov, 2022

Excellent choice
Paradise Himalaya was an excellent choice. Kamal and Keshap did a good job. They answered all our questions. As the day of trekking approached, we asked a lot of questions. Rewati also came to meet us at the airport. We were safely shifted to a hotel in Thamel. He explained everything about the trekking and left us with a trek leader, he was friendly, experienced and knowledgeable . The leader then explained our further plans. Next day we left for Lukla. The flight experience was great and gave us the thrill of flying in the clouds over the mountains. Then met the porter in Lukla. Our journey to Phakding had already begun. 
We then proceeded to Namche, Dingboche, Tengboche, Gorkshep and finally Everest Base Camp. I don't know if I missed some destination names in between and also mistyped some spellings. Anyway, we had a very enjoyable trekking. We also spent relaxing days visiting Sherpa villages. After reaching Everest base camp then we flued back by helicopter tour from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. It would be a perfect choice (Helicopter Return flight)

We made the most of the day and went to the nice restaurants in Thamel. Both Keshap and Kamal accompanied us and guided us through the mall and traditional shops. We got pashmina clothes for our family here in USA. The trekking and helicopter return was the best time of our lives. Thank you Mountain Magic Treks for planning and guiding Everest Base Camp Short Trek and helicopter return flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. If you are also planning an Everest Trek choose the Everest Base Camp Short Trek package which includes Helicopter return from Gorakshep to Kathmandu and Trek with Mountain Magic Treks Team will be a perfect choice.

Patrick

Patrick

9th Jan, 2023

Unforgettable experience Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Mountain Magic Treks Team!

The Everest Base Camp Short Trek with a helicopter return from the base camp to Lukla just completed with Mountain Magic Treks was an incredible experience. The company was professional and organized from the start, and the guides and staff were friendly, knowledgeable and made the trek a truly memorable one.

The helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla was smooth and the views of the surrounding mountains were breathtaking. From Lukla, the trek to Gorakshep was relatively hard, and the guides were great at explaining the culture and way of life of the Sherpa people. The views of the surrounding mountains were spectacular, and we were able to see peaks such as Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Mount Everest and Lhotse along the way.

The highlight of the trek was visiting the base camp of Mount Everest and Kala Patthar viewpoint. The hike to base camp was strenuous but the views of the surrounding peaks and the base camp itself were well worth the effort. The Kala Patthar viewpoint offered a similar experience but with less effort. The guides were very helpful in explaining the history and significance of the base camp and providing information on the surrounding peaks.

The accommodation and food throughout the trek were excellent. The lodges were clean and comfortable, and the food was delicious, particularly the traditional Sherpa dishes. The staff at the lodges were also very friendly and accommodating.

The helicopter return from the base camp to Lukla was a great way to end the trek. It was a unique and exciting experience, and the views of the mountains were even more breathtaking from the helicopter.

Overall, the Everest Base Camp Short Trek 11 days itinerary is perfect from arrival to departure from Kathmandu. Join with Mountain Magic Treks for low budget trekking and meet the professional team to get unforgettable experience. The company was professional and organized, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the views of the surrounding mountains were spectacular. I would highly recommend this trek and this company to anyone looking to experience the beauty of the EverestTrekking

Soothee

Soothee

4th Jun, 2023

Best Travel Company Ever!

This company was amazing! Can't say enough good things about the staff and our overall experience. You are literally treated like family! My friend and I haven't hiked much before but decided to do Everest Base Camp Short Trek. We did it!!!!... Helicopter flight was amazing after reaching EBC, from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. Thanks to this company! Shiva, our guide was awesome! We spend a lot of time with your guide so someone who is funny, kind and above all patient makes it easy for you, let's face it, EBC isn't easy so every little bit counts.
Our porter was great and we were amazed that both of our items traveled faster than us, he deserves so much credit! It was our first time in Nepal so we didn't have much planned after EBC, but Rewati arranged tours while we were there and we saw more than we thought we would include in our trip to Chitwan. Amazing! Without them, we would be lost!
I highly recommend that you book your adventure through this company, you won't regret it. We had a lot of fun. We will recommend Mountain Magic Treks to everyone we meet and will definitely use them for our next trip to Nepal. Thanks again Shiva, Rewati and Kesab for an unforgettable trip, we miss you already! 

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