About Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp lies on the foot of Mount Everest in the Solukhumbu district. Mount Everest has two base camps North and South. South Base camp lies in Nepal and is popular for its exotic trekking routes. This is one of the most visited trekking routes in the Everest region.
It is situated at an altitude of 5364 m above sea level. Everest Base Camp trek is a part of Sagarmatha National Park. So, you will be needing an entry permit to complete this trek.
Sagarmatha National Park is home to various endangered animals and plants. Some of them are Red panda, Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Birches, Oak trees, Daphne, Rhododendron, and many more.
While visiting Everest Base Camp you also get to see various mountain peaks. Such as Mount Everest, Dorje Lakpa, Thamserku, Taboche, Ama Dablam, and various other snowy peaks.
Our 3 day Trek to Everest Base Camp is a great choice to visit and explore the Everest region in a short time period. You will be making many wonderful memories along the way.
Highlights of 3 day trek to Everest Base Camp
- Helicopter ride to Kala Patthar
- Trek to Everest View Hotel
- Helicopter ride to Namche Bazaar
- Explore Namche Bazaar
- Visit the base of the world’s highest mountain i.e. Mount Everest
- View scenic views of mountains, landscapes, and valleys
3 day Everest Base Camp Trek Routes
This is a short day trek for trekkers looking forward to visiting the Base of Mount Everest. Here is a summary of 3 day Everest Base Camp Trek Routes:
You begin your journey towards the great Himalayas by flying to Namche bazaar from Kathmandu in Helicopter. After a scenic ride, you reach Namche and explore around the town. You will be staying in one of the lodges for the night.
Then you trek to Everest View hotel the next day via Khumjung village. You get to see the beautiful monastery while passing through Khumjung village. Reaching Everest View Hotel you explore around the area and return back to Namche Bazaar.
From there you fly towards Kala Patthar in Helicopter the next day. This day you will be visiting the main attraction of this trip, Everest Base Camp. After exploring around you ride the helicopter back to Kathmandu.
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Best to visit the Everest Base Camp
The country of Nepal has four seasons you can choose from to visit the Everest Base Camp. Spring, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter are the seasons that happen in Nepal.
Among them, Spring and Autumn is the best time to visit the Everest Base Camp Trek. Winter and Monsoon are also preferable but you might face some obstacles during these seasons.
To know in brief about the seasons you can read below:
Spring season brings a new beginning along with it. This is the season when new buds of the flowers are ready to bloom. You can see the hills get their lost greenery back during this season.
The months of March to May fall in this season. These months are a crowded time of the year. The routes are filled with trekkers that love to view nature and its beauty.
The weather and temperature are also favorable during these months. The skies are clear and blue. While the days are hot and sunny making walks easier. As for the nights, it can be a bit cold in higher altitudes.
Monsoon Season is the least preferable time for trekking in the Everest Region. There is the occurrence of heavy rainfall during this season causing obstruction in your trek.
The months from June to August fall in this season. Most people visiting during this time are researchers. As new species of plants are found in these paths. Due to heavy rainfall, the routes are slippery and muddy so be careful while you walk.
Also, continuous rainfall in the lower region usually causes flight cancellations or delays. Thus you might have to add extra days in your plan while traveling during this time.
Autumn Season is the peak season for trekking in these routes. Most trekkers prefer this season the best time to visit the Everest Base Camp. The beauty of nature is at its peak during this season.
The months of September to November fall in this season. These months are packed with trekkers from all around the world. Finding proper accommodation can be a bit hard during this time.
The weather and temperature are perfect for trekking in these routes. The flowers will have already bloomed making the forest paths colorful. While the unobstructed view of mountain peaks and landscape looks astounding under the clear sky.
Days are warm and sunny making your walks quite comfortable. While the nights and early morning can be a bit chilly as you climb in high elevation.
Winter Season is the offseason for trekking in the Everest Region. The routes are less crowded during this season. So if you love walking in a peaceful environment this season is a great choice.
Winter is the season for snowfall in high elevation. The paths are usually covered in snow due to which your walk is challenging and thrilling. The months from December to February fall in this season.
The weather is nice during these months. The skies are clear giving the best view of your surroundings. As for temperature, it tends to drop below the freezing point. The days are warm and sunny but night and morning are very cold. So carry warm clothes during these months.
3 day Trek to Everest Base Camp Itinerary
Day 1: Kathmandu to Namche Bazaar By Helicopter- Explore Namche Bazaar
Flight Duration: 52 minutes
Flight distance: 137 km
Maximum Altitude: 3440 m above sea level
This is the first day of your trip. You begin your 3 days trek to Everest Base Camp by flying towards Namche Bazaar.
You will wake up fast this morning as you have to catch an early flight to Namche Bazaar. Your representative along with the guide will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the airport.
After dropping you off you will board your helicopter from there. Buckle your seat belt and get ready for an amazing ride in the sky. As you soar into the sky you can see beautiful scenarios out the window.
You get to see the mesmerizing peaks and lush green valleys on this flight. Viewing them you arrive at Namche Bazaar. The rest of the day is unplanned so you can explore the town or rest for the day.
Namche Bazaar is a beautiful town in the Solukhumbu district. It is the gateway to Mount Everest. This is the main trading hub of the Khumbu region. People of the Khumbu region visit this town to buy and sell goods.
This town is quite developed as it has various western products and services. You can visit cafes and restaurants residing in this town. Or you can roam around the town visiting places.
You will stay here in one of the lodges for the night.
Day 2: Trek to Everest View Hotel via Khumjung Village and back to Namche Bazaar
Trek Duration: 2 hours
Maximum Altitude (Everest View Hotel): 3880 m above sea level
Maximum Altitude (Khumjung Village): 3780 m above sea level
After a peaceful night, you will wake up early this day. As you will be trekking towards Everest View Hotel via Khumjung Village. Today is the second day of your trek.
Waking up early you get out the town and ascend in the trails. This day’s destination is about a few hour’s walks from Namche Bazaar. While ascending the trails you will pass through Khumjung Village.
Khumjung is one of the largest villages of Sherpa settlement. This village is popular for its Khumjung monastery and Khumjung Hillary school. The monastery is famous for displaying the skull of yeti.
Viewing and exploring them you ascend in the trails till you reach Everest View Hotel. This hotel is the highest placed hotel in the world at 13000 ft. you get to see the panoramic view of Mount Everest from here. You can also get the view of mountains from here.
This hotel is built in a ridge that overlooks the Everest range. You can enjoy the view of Mount Everest while sipping your coffee from this hotel. After spending some time there you head back to Namche Bazaar retracing your steps.
Day 3: Helicopter Ride to Kala Patthar via Everest Base Camp and Return to Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude (Everest Base Camp): 5364 m above sea level
Maximum Altitude (Kala Patthar): 5643 m above sea level
Today is the last day of your 3 days trek to Everest Base Camp. This day is quite memorable as you will be visiting the highlights of this tour. You will be heading towards Kala Patthar via Everest Base Camp in a helicopter.
After having your breakfast, you will catch your ride towards your destination. Flying over the Khumbu region you first make your land in Everest Base Camp. Landing in the foot of the world’s highest mountain is an overwhelming feeling.
Snapping some pictures you again board your helicopter ride to Kala Patthar. You won’t be spending much time in these places as you might suffer Acute Mountain Sickness.
Reaching Kala Patthar you get the close-up view of Mount Everest. The world’s highest mountain looks mesmerizing from this point. Astounded by the view you are spending some time there.
Then you head back to Kathmandu with great memories of the trip. Arriving at Kathmandu we bid each other farewell.
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3 day Trek to Everest Base Camp is a short version of the 7 days long trek. You get to ride a helicopter as well as go trek on this trip. This short and easy trek is a great escape destination for people with a hectic schedule.
We hope you have a great time in this exciting and adventurous journey to the Everest Base Camp.