10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

10 days Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest region is known for hosting many popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Among them, Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most visited routes of this region.

Everest Base Camp lies in the Solukhumbu district of the Sagarmatha Zone. Many trekkers visit this region every year to trek in the routes of Everest Base Camp.

Our 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek takes you on an amazing journey in the great Himalayas. You will be reaching the base of the world’s highest mountain on this trek.

As you will be passing through the Sagarmatha National Park permits are compulsory. This park is home to many rare animals and plants. You might even spot some of them during your hike.

Trekking through lush green forests while viewing the mesmerizing landscapes and mountains. Exploring the beautiful Khumbu region and visiting ancient monasteries. These are some of the attractions of this trek.

You get to experience and learn more about the cultures and traditions of the mountain people. The majority of people living in these areas are from the Sherpa community.

This trek is a short version made suitable for people with limited time. Thus there is no acclimatization held in places. The highest point of this trek is Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5555 m.

Note: Our 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary does not have acclimatization. So, there are high chances of suffering from altitude sickness. Thus it is only recommended for trekkers who have trekking experience in high altitude. Otherwise, It might be risky and reach the condition of an emergency evacuation due to AMS.

Highlights of 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Visit the Base Camp of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest
  • Reach Kala Patthar- the highest point of this trek
  • Outstanding view of sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Explore the beautiful Solukhumbu district
  • Walkthrough enchanting forests home for many species of plant and animals
  • Majestic view of several mountain peaks

When is the Best Time To Visit?

Everest Region

There are four seasons in Nepal: Spring, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. You can choose any season to visit Everest Base Camp. Trekking on these routes is suitable throughout the year.

However, trekkers consider Spring and Autumn the best time to visit Everest Base Camp Trek. These two seasons is the peak time of the year when the beauty of nature is at its best. It is colorful and lively throughout the region. The weather and temperature are also favorable for trekking.

On the other hand, Monsoon and Winter are the off-season time for Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather conditions are not very favorable during these seasons. Thus the routes are less-visited by trekkers this time of the year. Traveling during this time is thrilling and challenging but perfect for peace lovers.

How Difficulty is 10 Days Everest Trek?

Trekking at high altitude is never an easy task. You will have to face many common difficulties on the way to your destination. Some of them are altitude sickness, duration, and many more.

When trekking to high places the air is thin causing breathing difficulty to the trekkers. Not ever travelers suffer from altitude sickness but it is quite common. So you don’t need to panic.

Also, you need to be physically and mentally fit to complete the trek. You will be walking for about 5 to 6 hours a day. So having huge stamina is very necessary for this trek.

If you are traveling during peak seasons finding a proper room can be harsh which is another difficulty. You will have no privacy as you will meet many fellow companions in the trails.

10 days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Flight to Lukla then Trek to Phakding

Flight Duration: 40 to 45 minutes

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Maximum Altitude (Lukla): 2850 m above sea level

Maximum Altitude (Phakding): 2650 m above sea level

You begin your 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek journey by heading towards Lukla. Waking up early you freshen up and get ready to begin this trek. After having your breakfast you will be dropped off at the airport along with your guide.

From there, you board the flight and soar into the sky. As you look out the window, you can see the beautiful Kathmandu valley below. Getting closer to the Himalaya region you get a clearer view of the mesmerizing peaks.

Looking at the scenarios you reach Lukla. This town is popular for its thrilling flight. It is known as the gateway to the Himalayas. From here you begin your trek towards Phakding.

Exiting the town you make a short descend in the trails. Then following the routes along the Dudh Koshi river you reach your destination. This is a short day hike so the rest of the schedule is free.

You can explore the town and rejoice in the beauty of nature. Tonight you will be staying in one of the lodges.

Day 2
Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Trek Distance: 7.4 km

Maximum Altitude: 3445 m above sea level

Today you will be heading towards Namche Bazaar. Heading out of the town you begin your journey by walking in the banks of Dudh Koshi. Then cross a suspension bridge over the river. From there you enter the area of Sagarmatha National Park.

Moving ahead in the trails you make a steep climb through the beautiful forests of Rhododendron. Then following the trail for about an hour or two you reach Namche Bazaar.

This is a beautiful town where the majority of the people are from the Sherpa community. Namche is a popular rest destination for trekkers traveling in this region.

This is the only town that has wifi in cafes and restaurants as well. The town offers many hotels you can choose from. This town is a hub for tourists in this region. You stay here for the night.

Day 3
Day 3: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Trek Distance: 9.2 km

Maximum Altitude: 3860 m above sea level

Today you will be heading towards Tengboche which is a few hours walk from Namche. As you continue your trek the altitude also tends to increase slowly. You will be ascending through the pine forest viewing the mesmerizing peaks. If you are lucky you might also spot Musk deer and Himalayan Thar.

As you pass through the forest you cross a bridge above the Dudh Koshi River. The bridge is decorated with colorful prayer flags that look stunning. Looking over the breathtaking scenarios you reach Tengboche.

This sherpa village is popular for its ancient Tengboche Monastery. This monastery is famous for having a 20 feet tall sculpture of Buddha. The people from this region visit Tengboche to worship Buddha.

You stay the night here.

Day 4
Day 4: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Trek Distance: 12 km

Maximum Altitude: 4360 m above sea level

Today you will be heading towards Dingboche from Tengboche. You begin this day trek by making an uphill climb to Pangboche. Passing through many mani walls, chortens, and small settlements.

Reaching Pangboche you get the spectacular view of Mount Ama Dablam. Walking in the trails along the Lobuche river you enter the Imja valley. From there you make a steep climb in the trails and cross many forest paths.

If you are lucky you might even spot some rare animals that live here in the forest. Finally, after a few hours walk, you reach Dingboche. This is an old and traditional sherpa village that offers an amazing view of Mt Lhotse and Mt Ama Dablam.

You can explore the village and know more about the tradition and culture of these people. Tonight you stay in one of the lodges.

Day 5
Day 5: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Trek Distance: 6.6 km

Maximum Altitude: 4930 m above sea level

Today you will be heading towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is a few hours trek. The routes to Lobuche will be quite rewarding with beautiful landscapes and mountains.

Heading out of the town you walk in the uneven path for a while. Then follow the trail among the moraine of Khumbu Glacier. You can see several small lodges along the way.

As you climb higher in the elevation the trek tends to be more challenging and thrilling. You will then cross a yard where stones memorials are kept for the climbers who perished on the nearby peaks.

After crossing the stone memorials, the paths are quite pleasant till Lobuche. This is a large settlement where there are many shops and lodges built in a wonderful setting.

You stay in one of the lodges for the night.

Day 6
Day 6: Trek to Gorak Shep then Hike to Everest Base Camp and Back to Gorak Shep

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Trek Distance: 15 km

Maximum Altitude (Everest Base Camp): 5364 m above sea level

Maximum Altitude (Gorak Shep): 5185 m above sea level

Finally, the most awaited day is here, reaching the Everest Base Camp. Today you will be the closest to Mount Everest without being a mountaineer. This day is full of exciting adventures and challenges.

Firstly, you head towards Gorak Shep, the last destination before reaching Everest Base Camp. Heading out of the beautiful settlement of Lobuche you follow the trail of Khumbu Glacier.

Then making a steep climb in the trails you arrive at Gorak Shep. From here it is about an hour or two to reach EBC. After having your breakfast you continue your hike towards the highlight of this trek.

Making a gently ascend in the trails you head uphill. As you look below you can see the Khumbu Icefall. Viewing this you reach on top of a ridge from where you move north.

Walking on the flattering path you reach the base of the world’s highest mountain. Arriving here gives an overwhelming feeling to the trekkers. As you look around you get to see the magnificent Mount Everest along with other Peaks.

You stay here for some time and explore the area. You can also click pictures for memories. Then you trek back to Gorak Shep retracing your footsteps.

Tonight you will be staying here in one of the lodges.

Day 7
Day 7: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar then Back to Pheriche

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Trek Distance: 9.6 km

Maximum Altitude (Kala Patthar): 5555 m above sea level

Maximum Altitude (Pheriche): 4250 m above sea level

Today is a very important day for you as you will be reaching the highest point of this trek. You will be trekking towards Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. The routes between Gorak Shep and Kala Patthar are challenging and thrilling.

This day you will be waking up early to see the sunrise from the famous viewpoint. This viewpoint is popular for watching the dazzling sunrise and sunset.

As you head out of the town you make an uphill ascend in the trails. Along the path, you get to see the beautiful valleys below. After an hour and a half, you reach your destination.

Kala Patthar is a notable landmark that rises above the Gorak Shep. This is one of the major highlights of the trek. You get an up-close view of Mount Everest from her Viewing the sunrise and exploring the area you head back to Gorak Shep.

From Gorak Shep, you begin your journey towards Pheriche. Making a descend in the trails and crossing many forests and bridges you reach there. This a small village with rich traditions and cultures.

You stay the night in one of the lodges.

Day 8
Day 8: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Trek Distance: 14.3 km

Maximum Altitude: 3440 m above sea level

Today you will be heading back to Namche Bazaar from Pheriche. You begin this day’s trek by making a downhill walk through the beautiful forest of rhododendron. After walking for about 3 to 4 hours you reach a rest point where you will have your lunch.

Then gaining your energy you again continue to walk in the trials. After that, you cross a suspension over the Dudh Koshi River tied with prayer flags. As you walk ahead in the trails you enter a lush green forest.

Viewing beautiful scenarios and looking out for wildlife you reach Namche Bazaar. You can freshen up and relax or roam around the town.

You stay the night in one of the lodges.

Day 9
Day 9: Trek back to Lukla

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Trek Distance: 13.5 km

Maximum Altitude: 2850 m above sea level

Today you will be heading back to Lukla from where your 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek journey began. This day’s trek is long but the scenic views will be quite rewarding.

You begin the trek by descending to Dudh Koshi Valley and following the Kusum Stream make an uphill climb. As you head west the trails become steep until you reach a small settlement.

From there you make a slight descend and join the main trail at the side of the stream. As you continue your walk in the paths you arrive at Lukla. This is your last day in the Everest region so you can buy souvenirs from the shops.

You stay here for the night.

Day 10
Day 10: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and drop off at your Hotel

Maximum Altitude: 1400 m above sea level

Today you head back to Kathmandu from Lukla. You wake up early to catch the morning flight to Kathmandu. Boarding the flight you soar into the sky. Viewing the magnificent mountains and scenic sights you arrive at the airport.

Reaching the airport, the respective representative will be waiting for you in the terminal. Picking you up from the airport they will drop you off at the hotel. Saying our farewells and hoping you had a great time we part the ways.

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What is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Among the four seasons, spring and autumn seasons are considered the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek. The months of March to May and September to October fall in these seasons.

The climatic conditions are stable during these months. The weather and temperature are also favorable. It is neither too hot nor too cold. Also, the skies are clear with no signs of rainfall and snowfall. You get to view the mesmerizing peaks and beautiful landscapes under the blue sky.

But if you like traveling in peace then winter and monsoon are your seasons. Due to unstable weather conditions, many don’t prefer these seasons. Thus giving you privacy in the routes.

The skies are clear in winter while new species of flora bloom during monsoon. With proper planning and preparation, you can trek during these seasons as well.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Trekking in the Himalayas is never an easy task. You will face difficulties in every trek but the harshness depends on the altitude and routes.

This trek is neither difficult nor easy. The difficulty of this trek depends upon the individual. If this is your first climb it can be harsh and tiring. But if you have experience in trekking you can finish it with ease.

No matter how harsh the trek might be it is achievable. You need to be well prepared for this adventure. You should not panic and inform your guide immediately if you have any problem.

Do we need any training Programs before the Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is a few days hike to the base of Mount Everest. You might feel like you need to do various training. However, the answer is No.

To complete this trek you only require physical training, not technical training. Your body and mind need to be stable and fit. Also, you need to have huge stamina for this trek.

Physical training is also not that hard, you can do them on your own. Such as running, hiking, swimming, meditation, stamina increasing exercises, and many more.

Is Wifi available on this trek?

Yes, Wifi is available on this trek but the connection might not be too strong. As the signal in the Himalayas is recently placed and not stable enough. The strength can be strong one day and poor the next.

Some places where wifi can be found in this trek are Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and, Gorak Shep. However, some places might add extra charges to use the wifi.

Also, the wifi is very slow uploading, and downloading might take some time. So, it is better to not do business work during this trek.

How is the accommodation like in this trek?

Usually, trekkers are very concerned about accommodation when traveling to high places. As many villages in the high Himalayas are still not fully developed. But you don’t have to worry about bed and rooms on this trek.

Most of the destinations have proper lodges and hotels. They provide high-class hospitality to visitors. As you climb high in elevation you might have to share bathrooms. As they have public ones only and would rarely find attached bathrooms in upper regions.

The rooms and bathrooms are always neat and tidy with clean sheets. You will also find western-style toilets with basins.

Is altitude sickness something to be concerned about?

Yes, when trekking in higher altitude places suffering from altitude sickness is quite common. You do not need to panic about it. Not every trekker suffers from Acute Mountain sickness.

People usually suffer from Altitude sickness when traveling at an altitude above 2500 m above sea level. Some suffer from this when traveling above 3000 to 4000 m above sea level.

In our 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek there is no acclimatization. So, it is necessary to have previous trekking experience. As it can be risky for the newcomer who has never traveled to 5000 m altitude.

What are the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness?

The symptoms for Acute Mountain sickness are usually seen from 6 to 24 hours. There are various symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness and some of the common symptoms seen in the initial stage are:

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Breathing difficulty
  • As it worsens you might, find difficulty in walking
  • Sleepless nights

These symptoms tend to get worse at night. So if you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above inform your guide immediately. They will give you further instructions on what should be done.

Don’t hide the suffering cause if it gets worse you might even risk your life.

Are there ways to prevent Altitude Sickness?

One of the common ways to prevent altitude sickness is acclimatization. It is held in different places. Acclimatization is done to help your body adjust to the current environment. To help it adapt to the climatic conditions.

During acclimatization, you should rest and give your body time to be familiar with the new environment. Also walking slow and keeping your body hydrated is another prevention. You should take rest and drink plenty of water on this trek.

Do we have ATM machines available on this trek?

Yes ATM machines are available in this trek but only in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. However, the machines are mostly run down or out of cash. So, it is better to carry a small amount from Kathmandu.

There are no ATM machines available after heading out of Namche Bazaar. So, if you need to buy things in the upper region you will be needing cash. As hotels and shops don’t have swipe machines.

So, don’t forget to take out cash in Kathmandu.

What are the chances of our domestic flight getting canceled or delayed?

The chances of domestic flight getting canceled or delayed depend on the season you are traveling in. The flight schedule runs normally during Spring and Autumn.

But there are delays and cancellations during winter and monsoon. These are the times of the year when the weather is not stable. The climatic condition is mostly bizarre due to rainfall, fog, and snowfall.

So when traveling during this season you should add extra days to your plan. Just in case.

What is this Trek graded as?

The Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty is graded as a moderate level trek. This trek is suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers. The routes are going to be harsh for novice trekkers.

While for the experienced one they will find it quite easy. To complete this trek you need to have a fit body and a positive mindset. The routes are thrilling and full of challenges. Thus it keeps the trekkers entertained and on the edge.

But it is recommended for beginners to not do high altitude treks without acclimatization.

Is this Everest Base Camp Trek suitable for beginners?

Yes, Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for beginners. With proper preparation and planning, you can do this trek with ease. You need to have a strong mindset and will power to complete Everest Base Camp Trek.

However, as our package doesn’t have acclimatization it is not recommended for beginners. Without acclimatization traveling to high altitudes can be risky for a novice.

Is there any age limit for this 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek?

No there is no age limit for the Everest Base Camp Trek. But being physically fit is very necessary to do this trek. Your body should be in good shape. You should have a positive attitude as well.

It would be much better to do a full-body check before this trek. As many people discover their underlying heart disease after the base camp trek. So, consult your doctor before the beginning of the trek.

What is Drinking water like on this trek? Is it safe for Drinking?

Drinking water is available throughout the trek. You will find bottled mineral water in shops and lodges. But it is recommended to bring your personal bottle. As mineral water bottles are quite expensive in higher regions.

As for lodges they serve you filtered and boiled water which is safe for drinking. If you have your own bottle then you can refill them. However, you might have to pay extra for the water.

Also, carrying a purification tablet is a must in this trek. The tablet kills the harmful bacteria present in the water. So if you are unknown about the water source you can use them to purify the water.

What types of food do we get to have in these trails?

Every day you will have different food on this trek. You get to taste the authentic Nepali cuisine while traveling in this region. For breakfast and lunch, you will mostly have western-style foods. As for dinner, you will have the traditional Nepal food. Such as Dal, Bhat, curry, achar, and many more side dishes.

You won’t find western food such as pizza, burgers on this trek. So, if you crave these foods you have to wait till you return back to Kathmandu.

Will we be able to charge our gadgets during this 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, you will be able to charge your gadgets in the trek. Every hotels and lodge in these trails have electricity available. You can charge your phone, camera, battery, etc here. But you will have to pay an extra charge for this service. The fee for the service may range from 1 to 3 USD per hour.

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10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek