10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview

Trek Grade: Moderate (Depend on your level of fitness)

One of the most popular trek in the world, Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is definitely the experience of a lifetime.

If you don't have time for classic Everest Base Camp trek or simply don't want to spend 15 days on the trail, then this trek is for you !!!!

This trek is a short version of the trail which can be done in 10 days.

10 days Everest Base Camp trek is an excellent alternative to the full Everest Base Camp trek. I recommend this route for those who lack the time to complete the longer trek or who prefer not to camp.

With a beautiful scenery, wide variety of flora and fauna on display and visit to the base camp of world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, you'll get to enjoy all the best bits of the Everest Base Camp trial within 10 days.

This trek itinerary allows you to see most of the same things that you can see on a regular EBC trek but in just 10 days.0

On the trail, each day after a few hour steep walk upwards and downwards you'll get the wonderful moments.

But keep in mind that, this short 10 days itinerary doesn't include Kathmandu arrival, departure, and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. So if you're physically fit it might be no problem to do this trek rapidly.0

But if you prefer to do with one extra day acclimatization en trek route and one free day in Kathmandu after or before the trek, then you can also choose 10 days Everest Base Camp Trekking
Enjoy the natural beauties and the scenic views of this easy and fast trek !!

You'll start and end your trekking journey from Lukla on the way exploring different landscapes and enjoying the stunning picture of Everest Base Camp to Kala Patthar from where you'll get the best view of Mt. Everest!

10 days Everest Base Camp trek is a great option to explore and experience the most popular trek in a world and visit Everest region!

10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa heartland of Khumbu region of Nepal.
  • The highland monasteries marked with colo0rful prayer flags, mani walls, and prayer wheel offers a spiritual experience.
  • Visit Sagarmatha National Park and witness some rare and lovely wildlife like Red Panda, Snow Leopard alongside typical ones like Musk Deer and Himalayan Monal.
  • Explore the Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the Khumbu region.
  • Hike to Kala Pathar, one of the best vantage points for the awesome mountain vistas.
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, the base camp of the world's highest peak Mt. Everest.
  • Get a close insight of Sherpa culture and traditions. Well, Sherpas are world-famous for their bravery and high altitude mountain knowledge but also for their kindness and hospitality as well.

Itinerary

Day 1
Lukla and trek to Phakding
You'll take an early flight from domestic terminal of International Airport, Kathmandu to Lukla. I'm sure that entire flying time you'll keep engaged yourself with the awesome views of breathtaking mountains.

After landing on Lukla and taking short rest, you'll head towards Phakding by following the Dudh Koshi river and cross a suspension bridge. On the trail, you'll see chorten, mani stone, and prayer flag.

On this first day trial, you'll start to view beautiful mountains like Karyolung, Nupla, and Gongla. You'll take rest at several stops for a tea break or lunch break. You'll spend a night on Phakding.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Altitude: 2,610 m

Trekking hours: 4 hours
Day 2
Phakding to Namche Bazaar
On the second day, after having hot breakfast you'll head toward one of the biggest rest areas, Namche Bazaar.

The trial involves high climbing and steep steps through stunning forest, crossing river via swaying suspension bridges.

After long day hike and reaching in Namche Bazaar, you'll fall in love with the sight of golden mountains at the sunset time. Trust me the view will be really breathtaking! You'll be compelled to forget all your tiredness. You'll spend a night at Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Altitude: 3,445 m

Trekking hours: 6 hours
Day 3
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
The third day of trek begins with another early start (around 6 am) through narrow trails. On the trail, you'll stop in several places to get the outstanding views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Tabuchi, Mt. Thamserku etc.

After few hours of walks, trails take you to the hilltop village of Tengboche via rhododendron forested area.

Tengboche is famous for the largest monastery of Khumbu region i.e. Tengboche Monastery.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Altitude: 3,860 m

Trekking hours: 5 hours
Day 4
Trek to Dingboche
On the fourth day, the trek begins with first descend through the rhododendron forests and then gradual steep climbs. After climbing countless mani stones, first you'll reach Pangboche.

Again, the trail ascended and past Shomare and Orsho to Dingboche and here you'll spend your night.

Dingboche is famous for a summer settlement for yak grazing. On the way to Dingboche, you'll see a lot of yaks grazing over a slope of the cliff. The amazing view of mountains like Lhotse, Amadablam, and Taboche will be beyond your expectations.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Altitude: 4,360 m

Trekking hours: 4 hours
Day 5
Trek to Lobuche
On the fifth day, the trail leads via little upwards climb and you’ll walk into grassland area.

After crossing the suspension bridge to Thukla, a steep hike will take you to the Lobuche pass. You'll see different colorful prayer flags, Khagan Chorten, and a cemetery ground with hundreds of cairn memorials for those who died on the mountain.

Besides, Lobuche offers some breathtaking views of mountains. There is also a high altitude research center which can help with communication for the rescue operation.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Altitude: 4,930 m

Trekking hours: 5 hours
Day 6
Trek to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp
On the sixth day, you'll finally be in the base camp which will definitely make you proud and excited to be near to the top of the world.

After all your dream to be on the top of the world will be fulfilled!

Today's trail will be smoothly up and down. After having the hot breakfast, first, you'll head towards to Gorak Shep over the wide trails and with the view of the Khumbu glacier and mountains.

After you reached Gorakshep, taking some rest you'll head to Everest Base Camp, the main attraction of this trek.

The major highlight of the day is many mountain views including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbutse, and Mt. Lingtren.

After enjoying some beautiful moments at Everest Base Camp you'll again be back to Gorak Shep for the overnight.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Altitude: 5,346 m (EBC) and 5,160 m, Gorak Shep

Trekking hours: 7 hours
Day 7
Trek to Kala Pathar and back to Pheriche
On the seventh day, early in the morning, you'll hike up to Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar 360-degree of panoramic mountain view along with Khumbu Glacier will look amazing.

After reaching the Kala Patthar viewpoint, your breath is truly taken away!

Actually, you'll see the Mt. Everest again close and personal.

Once you're done with relishing the mountains then you'll trek back to Gorak Shep and then descend to Pheriche. Pheriche is another beautiful valley surrounded by rocky hills and mountains. You'll spend a night at Pheriche.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Altitude: 5,545 m (Kala Patthar) and 4,280 m, Pheriche

Trekking hours: 7 hours
Day 8
Trek to Namche Bazaar
On the eighth day, you'll trek back to Namche Bazaar. Again by following the Dudh Koshi river, you will encounter the tree line and return through the same trail. You'll stop at a different place for a tea break and lunch break.

You'll again cross the suspension bridge and pass via rhododendron and pine forests. Here, you'll get a perfect scenery of breathtaking mountain vistas. The trail continues via passing different Mani stone, Chorten, and Stupas. Then, you'll reach Namche Bazaar and spend rest of the night.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trekking hours: 6 hours
Day 9
Trek back to Lukla
On the ninth day of your trek, you'll back down to the small airstrip at Lukla, where you'll catch your flight back to Kathmandu. The trail continues along the Dudh Koshi river with the flashback of past 10 days trek.

After a long hike, likely 8 hours, you'll reach Lukla. Once you reach Lukla, you can celebrate your achievement and cherish your amazing journey. Spend overnight at Lukla.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trekking hours: 8 hours
Day 10
Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to your Hotel 1 hour
On the final day of the trek, you'll take your beautiful flight back to Kathmandu. Once again saying a heartfelt goodbye to the majestic mountains. Finally, you'll land at Kathmandu airport and transferred to your respective hotel.

Cost Includes

  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
  • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Everest base camp trekking map.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

Cost Excludes

  • Airport pick up and drop for international flight.
  • Meals and Hotel whilst you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee $30 USD for 15 days visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • International Airfare.
  • Your Personal Expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.

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Note:

All trekking hours mentioned above are approximate and you can use it as a rough guide.

Please note the weather of the Himalayan region is unpredictable. Thus, it is possible that the domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla might get a delay or even cancel for a day or more. So, it's better to add a couple of extra days before and after your trek.

Although this doesn't happen during the peak trekking seasons, you need to plan accordingly.

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