Trip Facts

  • Duration:4 Days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max Altitude:5545 Meter flyover Kalapatthar and EBC
  • Min group size1
  • Best TimeSpring and Autumn
  • Holiday typeTrek and Helicopter ride

About Short Everest Base Camp Trek 3 Days Itinerary

The Everest base camp short trek 5 days is a perfect alternative to the EBC 14 days trek package. We have curated this itinerary to offer travelers with a short time an opportunity to trek in the Khumbu region and enjoy the sensational beauty of the Himalayas. The Everest base camp short trek is for trekkers of all ages, experience, and fitness levels. 

The Everest base camp short trekking package involves moderate walking and trail conditions. You only trek for two days on this trek. The trek begins from Lukla and descends to Monjo village for the night stay. The trail descends through lush rhododendron forests and small villages. The next day, following the Dudh Koshi River, you will walk via dense forests, crossing numerous suspension bridges to Hotel Everest View.

While trekking from Monjo (2,835 m/9,301 ft) to Hotel Everest View (3,962 m/13,000 ft), you can see stunning views of mountains like Kongde Ri (6,187 m/20,299 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/21,680 ft), Khumbila (5,761 m/18,901 ft), etc. Likewise, from the hotel, you can see the first mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft) along with Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), and Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft). 

The trekking part ends here, and the following day, we have arranged an adventurous and breathtaking helicopter flight to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) and Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft). The helicopter flight is exceptionally amazing as well. You will witness the surreal aerial panorama of the Himalayas up close that only a few travelers get to enjoy. 

The helicopter flight will be comfortable and safe. You will fly over beautiful river valleys, lush forests, rolling hills, picturesque villages, and glaciers. The flight lands at Kalar Patthar for 5 to 10 minutes. You will get a chance to stand there physically, enjoy the rejuvenating fresh air, and relish the spectacular mountain panorama. 

From here, the helicopter flight continues to the Everest base camp. Due to limited space at the base camp, you will not land here, but the aerial view is equally worth it. The view of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall is outstanding too. The later part of the flight goes back to Kathmandu via a short 15-minute stop at Lukla airport to refuel the chopper. 

Why go on a short Everest base camp trek with Adventure White Mountain?

Join us on our Everest base camp short trek departure and make your dream of trekking in the Khumbu region come true. Trek with an expert team of native guides and porters who will make the journey more meaningful. Spend time with locals and get to experience the mountain lifestyle in a short time. 

We have the best Everest base camp short trek cost and itinerary that will let you enjoy every moment. The trek is adventurous from start to end. Our package cost covers all basic necessities during the trek, and we advise you to budget an additional USD 20 to USD 30 for each day for personal expenses like extra drinks, snacks, WiFi, hot showers, etc. 

Short Everest base camp trek is so far one of our most popular trekking packages in the Everest region. Our helicopter flight enhances the trip furthermore and lets you also enjoy jaw-dropping aerial mountain views. Overall, Everest base camp short trekking with us, Adventure White Mountain, makes it a once-in-a-lifetime venture. 

Alternative packages

Apart from our Everest base camp short trek with helicopter return, we also let our guests combine a helicopter return in the usual EBC trek package. You can customize any trek with us in Nepal as per your requirements and budget. For more information, contact us at [email protected] or text/call at +977 9851154520.WhatsApp/Viber is available 24x7.

These are some of our other famous trekking packages in Nepal- Annapurna base camp trek, Everest base camp helicopter tour, Mardi Himal trek, Langtang valley trek, and Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

If you are looking for a more challenging or long trek, then check out these packages- Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Nar Phu valley trek, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, and Everest three high passes trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Short EBC trek perfect for travelers with limited who cannot involve in the usual long trekking ventures
  • Moderate trekking option in the Everest region, ideal for all levels of trekkers, including beginners
  • You can trek with your kids and senior members of the family
  • The trail is adventurous, goes through dense rhododendron forests, and crosses many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river
  • Spend the night in beautiful villages and trek past many small settlements
  • Experience the mountain lifestyle and get to see the culture of the natives, including the Sherpas
  • Spend a night in a famous luxury lodge, Hotel Everest View, and enjoy the first glimpse of Mt. Everest from all of its windows
  • A thrilling helicopter flight to Kala Patthar and Everest base camp before returning in the same helicopter to Kathmandu
  • Land at Kala Patthar for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Witness stunning mountain panoramas, breathtaking aerial landscapes, and gorgeous sunrises and, sunsets


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We would like to inform our valued clients that the time duration is depending on the trekker and their physical fitness.
B L D means Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Meet the team of Adventure White Mountain waiting eagerly at the Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you. You can see them with your nameplates. Our team will escort you to the hotel you will be staying and also assist you with check-in.  The remaining day is leisure. You are free to rest and explore the busy streets of Thamel. In the late evening, we will gather in a restaurant for a welcome dinner. 

  • Accommodation 3 Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude(1,400 m/4,600 ft)

On the second day of your trek, you will have an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is a small town nestled in the Khumbu region and serves as the starting point for treks to Everest Base Camp. After landing at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, you will meet your porters. From Lukla, the trail descends towards Monjo, where you will spend the night. 

The trail initially descends along the Dudh Koshi River and crosses many suspension bridges adorned with colorful prayer flags swaying in the wind. Gradually, the trail meanders through lush rhododendron forests and passes by small villages Ghat and Phakding. The trail is well-maintained and relatively flat, making it a pleasant walk amidst the breathtaking natural beauty.

  • Accommodation Yeti Mountain
  • MealsB L D
  • Time30 Minute Flight 4 Hours Trek
  • Altitude(2,835 m/9,301 ft)

Right after leaving Monjo, we will register our permits at the police checkpost and continue trekking to Hotel Everest View. The trail crosses the Dudh Koshi River and gradually ascends through dense rhododendron and pine forests. Passing by Jorsalle village, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River upstream. We can see beautiful waterfalls on the way. 

We will be trekking following the iconic trail to the famous Namche Bazaar. Instead of staying overnight at the Namche Bazaar, we will head to Hotel Everest View for the night stay. The later part of the trail goes along a rough cliffside. The trail also gets a bit steep. On this day, we will see stunning views of Mt. Kongde Ri, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, etc.

  • Accommodation Hotel Everest View
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours Trek
  • Altitude3,962 m/13,000 ft

Early in the morning, we will take an excellent flight to Everest base camp and Kala Patthar. The helicopter takes off from Syangboche airstrip (3,748 m/12,297 ft), which is located nearby Hotel Everest View. The helicopter flight will be comfortable and thrilling. You will get to witness a breathtaking aerial panorama of the Himalayas during the flight.

Your pilot will navigate through the valleys, providing you with an unobstructed view of the towering peaks. First, we will land at Kala Patthar for 5 to 10 minutes to enjoy our time here. The view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and numerous other mountains is phenomenal from this viewpoint. 

After enjoying the vistas, we will continue the flight to Everest base camp. We will get to see the base camp of the highest mountain in the world and the popular Khumbu Icefall from the air. The flight then returns to Lukla and lands there for 10-15 minutes to refuel the helicopter. We will then fly to Kathmandu by helicopter. 

The team will drop you at the hotel. Today is also your last day in Kathmandu, so spend time shopping and exploring nearby tourist areas. We will meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner. 

  • Accommodation 3 Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Time1.5 Hours Helicopter Flight
  • AltitudeEBC (5,364 m/17,598 ft) KTM (1,400 m/4,600 ft)

It's time to bid farewell to the beautiful landscapes of Nepal and embark on your journey back home. Double-check your travel documents, including your passport, tickets, and any other necessary paperwork, before checking out of the hotel. One of our representatives will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport.  

    What's included


    • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
    • 2 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast 3-star standard
    • One-Night Hotel in Monjo Yeti Mountain
    • One-Night Hotel at Hotel Everest View 
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
    • Helicopter trip to Kalapatthar from Hotel Everest View and Back to Kathmandu on sharing basis 
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag and other necessary trekking gear (on hire) and trekking map.
    • All permits and necessary paperwork (National Park permit, TIMS )
    • First aid kit.


    • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport-size photographs)
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Card Payment 4% Bank service charge 
    • Government Tax 13% 
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, tea coffee,Beer Whiskey,shower, etc)
    • Tips for guides and porters


    Yes, our Everest base camp short trek is not a luxury trip. However, you can always upgrade the trip to a luxury trek.

    No, you do not land at Everest base camp because of insufficient space. However, you will be flying over the base camp and enjoy the fantastic aerial view.

    Yes, you will be sharing the helicopter with other members of your group. If you are a single trekker, we may arrange a private or shared helicopter as per your requirement. Charting a private helicopter will add additional cost to our package.

    As per our itinerary, we will not be visiting Namche Bazaar and instead ascend to Hotel Everest View. If you wish to explore Namche Bazaar, you can hike there later in the day with your guide.

    Yes, you can do our EBC trek for 5 days with kids. This package has the right balance of leisure and adventure with a minimal trekking period as per Himalayan standards. 

    Yes, you can extend our 5 days Everest base camp trek as per your wish. Do let us know in advance, so we will arrange everything as per your requirements.

    No, you do not necessarily have to carry a sleeping bag on this trek. It's your choice.

    Yes, you will get a refund if you cancel the trek after booking it. However, the amount you get as a refund depends on the cancellation time. For more detailed information, you can check out our Terms and Conditions.

    In spring, the temperature ranges from -12°C to -2°C (10°F to 28°F) at Kala Patthar. Likewise, in autumn, the temperature ranges from -10°C to -1°C (14°F to 30°F). During the winter season, the temperature drops below -20°C (-4°F) at night.

    From Lukla to Kathmandu, it takes 45 minutes to travel by helicopter.

    Yes, helicopter flights are safe in the Everest region. In the peak seasons, there are regular heli flights in the region. The regulations and flying system are also well-designed to offer a safe and smooth flying experience to the guests.

    Useful Information

    Accommodation and Meals

    Lodge accommodation along the Everest base camp short trail offers trekkers a comfortable and convenient place to rest and rejuvenate during their journey. These lodges provide basic amenities and services to cater to the needs of trekkers. 

    Lodge facilities and services can vary from one accommodation to another. In more remote areas, the facilities may be more basic, while in larger villages like Namche Bazaar, lodges may offer more amenities. 

    Below is a look at the facilities typically available in lodge accommodations during the trek:

    Rooms: The rooms are usually twin-sharing or multi-bed rooms with basic bedding, such as clean bedsheets, blankets, and pillows. While the rooms are generally simple, they provide a cozy place to rest and sleep after a day of trekking. Note that we only book single rooms at prior notice.

    Toilets: The lodges we book in this package have mostly private toilet facilities, which are basic but clean. These are often Western-style or squat toilets, depending on the lodge. 

    Dining Area: There is a communal dining area where trekkers can enjoy meals and socialize in the lodges. These dining areas often have large windows, allowing guests to take in the scenic views while enjoying their meals. 

    Meals: You will get a variety of meal options, including local Nepali dishes, international cuisine, and snacks/bars. The menu typically includes options like dal bhat, Thukpa, momo, pasta, sandwich, soups, and a range of beverages. Meals are prepared using fresh ingredients and provide the necessary energy for trekkers.

    Hot Showers: Most lodges in the Khumbu region provide hot shower facilities, allowing trekkers to freshen up and rejuvenate after a long day of trekking. Keep in mind that hot water availability may be limited and may come at an additional cost.

    Charging Facilities: Electricity in the mountains can be unreliable, and charging may be available only during certain hours or at an additional cost. You can carry an additional battery or a power bank for backup. 

    Wi-Fi: While Wi-Fi availability is becoming more common in lodge accommodations, especially in larger towns like Namche Bazaar, it's important to manage expectations. Wi-Fi in the mountains can be slow and unreliable, and connectivity may vary from lodge to lodge.

    Best time to do a short trek in the Everest region

    The Khumbu region in Nepal, home to the majestic Everest and other towering peaks, experiences distinct weather patterns throughout the year. Weather conditions in the mountains can be unpredictable, and temperatures can vary significantly between different elevations. So, trekking during the right time and being prepared for sudden weather changes is crucial. 

    Spring (March to May)

    Spring is a popular time for trekking in the Khumbu region due to milder temperatures and relatively stable weather. During this season, the weather gradually gets warmer as the days progress. In March, temperatures at lower elevations range from around 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F), while at higher altitudes, temperatures can drop below freezing point. 

    April brings warmer temperatures with daytime averages of 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) at lower elevations. May sees temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F) during the day, making it the warmest month of spring.

    Autumn (September to November)

    Autumn is considered the best time for trekking in the Khumbu region, as the weather tends to be stable, with clear skies and excellent visibility. September starts with relatively warm temperatures, ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) during the day at lower elevations. 

    October is the most popular month for trekkers, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F) during the day. November brings a cooler climate, with average temperature ranging from 0°C to 10°C (32°F to 50°F) during the day at lower elevations.

    Winter (December to February)

    The winter season has cold temperatures and occasional snowfall, especially at higher elevations. December and January are the coldest months, with daytime temperatures ranging from -10°C to 5°C (14°F to 41°F) at lower elevations. 

    In the higher regions, temperatures can drop well below freezing, with nighttime temperatures often reaching -20°C (-4°F) or lower. February starts to show signs of warming, with average daytime temperatures ranging from -5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F) at lower elevations.

    Summer/Monsoon (June to August)

    Summer overlaps with the monsoon season. The region sees heavy rainfall and cloudy skies. The monsoon brings frequent precipitation, making trekking more challenging, particularly due to slippery trails and limited visibility. 

    Daytime temperatures during this season can vary, ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F) at lower elevations. The humidity is high, and mountain views may be obscured by clouds and mist.

    Difficulty and preparation

    The Everest base camp trek takes you through diverse and challenging terrain. The trail varies from low-lying valleys and lush forests to rugged mountainous terrain and icy glaciers. The trek starts at 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) in Lukla and gradually ascends to 3,962 meters (13,000 ft) at Everest View Hotel. From here, you will fly to Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters (18,192 ft) and spend 5 to 10 minutes. 

    The trail includes steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and suspension bridges spanning the rivers and gorges. You will cross numerous suspension bridges and trek alongside uneven cliffsides. The overall difficulty of the EBC short trek is graded moderate. You can participate in this trek without previous trekking experience. 

    The trek involves long hours of walking each day, with average daily trekking durations of 5-7 hours. The slight physical exertion, combined with the high altitude and varying weather conditions demands good physical fitness. To prepare for the Everest base camp short trek 5 days, you can exercise and go on long walks and day hikes.

    Altitude sickness

    Altitude sickness is common during the EBC trek due to the significant gain in elevation. Also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), it can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. In case of any medical emergency, our guide will provide you with needed first-aid. 

    These are some of the symptoms of AMS- headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. To mitigate the risk of altitude sickness, acclimatize properly by taking rest days and ascending gradually. Drink plenty of water and inform your guide if you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness.