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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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