• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle and Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountian Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-12

About 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

The 10 days Everest Base Camp trek takes you to the challenging height of 5,545 m of Kala Patthar. We recommend this trek if you have a busy schedule but can’t afford to miss out on the glorious views of the mountains in the Everest region.

The 10 day Everest Base camp trek is the ultimate goal for mountaineers. It starts from Lukla and passes through the Sherpa towns with tea houses and monasteries to Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also get to visit the thriving hub of Namche Bazaar. As you leave behind the last village of Gorakshep, the magnificent sight of the Everest Base camp will greet you.

In this short 10 days Everest Base Camp trek, you will get to explore the natural beauty and the wide variety of flora and fauna of the Everest region. You also get to experience the local lifestyle of the people living in the Himalayan region.

This trek is hard with lower amount of oxygen you get in the high altitude of the Everest region. The freezing temperature and tough terrains might also make this trek a bit challenging. But the 10 days Everest base camp will greet you with the stunning landscape and the magnificent sight of Mount Everest.

Trekking Days Options for Everest Base Camp Trek

There are also many other options apart from the 10 days Everest Base Camp trek. We have also specially designed many trekking packages. It meets the requirements and interests of all kinds of trekkers including :

16 Days Everest Base Camp Deluxe Trek

16 Days Everest Base Camp Deluxe Trek includes your arrival and departure days plus a day tour in Kathmandu. The trek starts after a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and we follow the bank of the Dudh Koshi River and reach Namche.

We then will have an extra day for acclimatization day in Namche. After which we will continue trekking to Everest Base Camp through Tengboche. Then to Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp.

We then retrace the same trail to Lukla and take return flight to Kathmandu. However for those having longer days and wanting to explore further in the region, we have Cho la pass and Gokyo Valley and Everest High Pass as well.

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

The 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and 12 Days of Trek in the Himalaya. The trekking to Everest base camp usually starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It continues to Phakding, Namche and Tengboche.

After that, you reach Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep and finally reach Everest base camp. After exploring all around, you retrace back to Kala Pathar. Then continue trekking to Pangboche, Namche Bazar and finally get back to Lukla, subsequently return back to Kathmandu.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

The 12 days Everest base camp trek starts from Kathmandu and end in Kathmandu. You start the Everest base camp Trek- 12 days by taking a flight to Lukla. The trip ends as you finish trekking up to Everest Base camp and return to Lukla. Completing the Everest Base Camp 12 day adventure with the return flight to Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour: 1 Day

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour begins from Kathmandu airport. It flies east from Kathmandu towards the beautiful Sherpa village and the gateway to Everest region, Lukla. After fueling in Lukla, the flight starts flying towards Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. The Everest flight tour goes over the Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and Khumbu glacier to reach the Base camp of Mount Everest.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel  and Evening is free.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

After having early breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, we will drive you to Kathmandu airport and take an early morning 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport Lukla, after reaching at Lukla, our trekking guide will introduce with the porters, then start trekking following then mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river, it is easy trekking and takes about 3-4 and to reach at Phakding.

  • Walking Hours:4
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:phakding
  • Altitude:2610

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the trekking follows the Dudh Koshi river and crossing it few times and enter to the park in Jorsale where we will stop for lunch and again we continue the trekking, after few hours walking, Namche Bazar will appears ahead as wetravel along the path surrounded by pines, pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village.

The Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch koshi, The village is a central hub of the area and food, Sundrie and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude:3440

The Namche Bazaar is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook, It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Everest base camp and for the acclimatization.

We walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view hotel in Syangbuche and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest , the Khumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery as well so, we will visit that as well and then return to Namche.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude:3440

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek with the ridge trail and flat level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib, after walking few hours on flat Zigzags.

We descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga, then climb through Rhododendron forest to the Tengbuche monastery, check into the lodge and you will have time to visit around and to the Monastery as well if you are interested.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tyangbuche
  • Altitude:3860

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross exciting suspension bridge on it and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche, our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche village, check in to the lodge.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche
  • Altitude:4410

Today in Dingbuche is the remarkable acclimatization day and there are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as we explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak.

The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon and we can do some side day trips around for the acclimatization.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche
  • Altitude:4410

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the trek leads us north for up to 50-minutes until we come to a mani-prayer Stupa then The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below, today's walk offers views of the Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse, after two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier then continue for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and west of Everest are waiting for us and after a short break, we continue trekking up to Lobuche.

  • Walking Hours:8
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lobuche
  • Altitude:4910

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking to Base camp; following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier, after the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings us to Gorakshep, where we will stop for lunch and we leave all our stuff there at lodge as this is the last place where there are lodge available, then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp - WOW!!! Congratulation!!!

Your dream has come true now and you have successfully reached at the base camp of Everest then after visiting sometime in the Base Camp and surroundings and return to Gorekshep.

  • Walking Hours:8
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Gorekshep
  • Altitude:5364

Quite Early morning, we climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) peak to enjoy the view of sunrise, and from Kala Patthar, we can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more and return to Gorekshep and flight to Kathmandu - your trek is complete.

  • Food:B

What's Included

  • Domestic airport transfers.
  • 1 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu – Lukla – with airport tax.
  • Helicopter flight from Gorekshep to Kathmandu.
  • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 3950
2 - 5 US$ 3150
6 - 12 US$ 2450
Departure Note:
  • We have set date to departure the 10 days Everest base camp trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
  • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • Closed dates are closed and not bookable on that date however if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternatives.
DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
26 Aug, 2020 - 04 Sep, 2020AvailableUS$2450

Useful Information

Best Time for 10 day Everest base camp trek

10 days Everest base camp trek in autumn

The best time for the 10 days Everest Base Camp trekking is generally considered to be the autumn season. It falls in the month of September, October, and November. This season has moderate temperature and relatively low chances of rainfall. This season is usually highly popular among tourist. The sky clears and the temperature gets warm.

10 days Everest base camp trek in summer

Summer season falls in the months of June, July and August. These months see a lot of the monsoon rain. The trails during the summer season are quite muddy and slippery. You will also encounter plenty of leeches along the way. The mornings are generally clear with higher amount of precipitation in the latter parts of the day.

10 days Everest base camp trek in spring

The spring season falls the month of March, April and May. It is also popular among tourists for trekking purposes. The weather warmer gets warmer and calmer. The vegetation in the Sagarmatha National Park also becomes lush. This gives a great view of rhododendrons and other flowers in bloom. It is also the Everest expedition season so you get an opportunity to meet the other mountaineers who will be attempting to climb Everest.

10 days Everest base camp trek in winter

Winter season which falls in December, January and February are coldest in Nepal. The days will be shorter and there is a lot more snow. Because of this, routes that involve crossing big passes like the three passes trek are usually closed. Fewer people are likely to be trekking during this season due to colder temperatures, winds, and heavier snowfalls. It is a great opportunity for those who like to trek cheaper and in solitude.

Altitude Sickness during the 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek

The first challenging yet underestimated aspect on the 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek is altitude. The 10 days Everest base camp starts from Lukla at 2,860 meters above sea level. And with each day of trekking the elevation can increase 600-800 meters per day. This steep elevation causes health condition like Altitude sickness.

Altitude sickness causes shortness of breath, headache, vomiting, nausea, and fever due to the lack of oxygen. The 14 days Everest Base Camp trek is generally recommended for 2 acclimatization and rest days to adjust to the elevation.

Training and Preparation for the 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek

The 10 days Everest Base Camp trek requires lots of strength and stamina. Not underestimating the trek to the Everest Base Camp proper training is essential. This allows you to get the physical fitness necessary to overcome this challenging trek. We recommend you to be involved in aerobic exercises like jogging, running, cycling, and swimming 6-8 weeks prior to coming to this trek.

Food and Diet for the 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek

Every day’s diet plan is essential for the 10 days Everest Base Camp trek as it is the food that you consume that keeps you alive. Taking note to keep yourself hydrated when trekking on such altitude is important. Recommending three meals a day with altitude-friendly and liquid food is important. Avoiding meat as they are mostly flown in and transported by yaks or porter which increases the chance of food poisoning.

Distance Covered During the 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek

One of the most underestimated and overlooked part of the 10 days Everest Base Camp is the distance you have to walk. The total distance that you have to cover is 130 km as you have to cover 65 km up and down from Lukla to the Everest Base Camp. Walking through paths filled with snow and wilderness and steep, rocky land for 8-10 hours a day is itself challenging.

Extending or reducing the trek time according to situation is also vital. Managing proper rest and foods to cope with this challenging trek should top priority. For inexperienced trekkers the 14 days Everest Base Camp trek is highly recommended.

Food and lodging during the 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek

As you elevate higher the cost of Lodgings, foods and drink also increase. Good food and rest is a must for a challenging trek like this so it is important to allocate the required budget for it. In the trekking seasons, the hotels remain packed and no room stays free for immediate booking.

Doing advance booking helps you to get the required and preferred room of your choice. But you can get a free room in off-seasons for food and drinks at the lodge.

Trekking Permits for the 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit (NPR 2000 Per Person)
  • The TIMS permit was replaced by Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit on October 1, 2018.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit (NPR 3000 Per Person)