About 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
The 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous treks in the world. If you enjoy the wilderness, this must be on your list! Our base camp journey follows Edmund Hillary's footsteps, with plenty of time to acclimate and take in the sights. The trek begins with a thrilling flight into Lukla and then continues through the magnificent Khumbu Valley to Everest Base Camp. Before returning to Lukla, we hike to the peak of Kala Patthar for breathtaking views of the world's tallest mountain.
The iconic Everest Base Camp Trek 10 days takes you through the Khumbu Valley, allowing you to take in the vast beauty of the surrounding Sagarmatha National Park while also providing breathtaking views of four of the world's highest peaks: Mt. Everest (8.848 meters), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters), Mt. Makalu (8,470 meters), and Cho Oyu (8,490 meters) (8,201 meters).
With a beautiful Mountain Panorama, the trek leads us via Sherpa villages, monasteries, and glaciers. The trek is the grandest stroll in the Himalayas of the world's greatest peak.
The Everest region's exhilarating effect begins the moment you step off the plane in Lukla. The magnificence of the Sagarmatha zones makes you flutter as you move deeper into the Khumbu region. Every morning, the thrill of the voyage distracts you from the ache in your shanks, and you are eager to continue.
The breathtaking vista of the Khumbu region will keep us entertained as we pass through traditional villages and suspension bridges. We'll come across many suspension bridges as we walk down the Dudh Koshi River, which may make us nervous.
Trekking to the base camp is a dream come true for millions of visitors who visit Nepal each year. It's a voyage through the Khumbu region's diverse flora and fauna, stunning valleys, alluring snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, beautiful glacial lakes, gigantic glaciers, and a range of climate zones and vegetation.
We will have a decent chance to witness spectacular sights such as lovely deep forests, animals, snow-capped mountains, and a secret valley as we begin our journey. On the trail, we can encounter a variety of ecosystems and climatic conditions. We also get to be in treeless terrains with no human settlement after trekking through a beautiful forest of rhododendron, pine, fir, juniper, and other vegetation.
With a heady mix of natural beauty, a unique cultural setting, a personal sense of accomplishment, and authentic Nepalese hospitality, the EBC trek is one of the most unforgettable adventures in the world.
Because of the spectacular landscapes and friendly natives, trekking in the Everest Region is Nepal's most popular trekking destination (the Sherpas). Other animals you might see include musk deer, leopards, jackals, and mountain tahr. We see uncommon bird species like the pheasant and long-tailed birds on our 10-day guided EBC trek.
The 10 Day EBC trek through the Everest region exposes visitors to the region's unique culture and way of life. The "Friendly Legendary Sherpas" are well-known for their climbing abilities, having guided some of the most well-known expeditions to Everest's summit. Apart from that, during your short EBC trek in Nepal, you will visit the Tengboche Monastery, which embodies Tibetan Buddhism and is the largest in the Khumbu Region.
Join us on our 10-day excursion to the base camp or directly contact us to curate an EBC trek based at your convenience. Enjoy this thrilling adventure in the magnificent Himalayas knowing that our team at Outfitter Nepal will be there for you at every turn!
Some highlights of the trek to the base camp!
Lukla Flight: A must for your EBC trek!
When you consider the extreme gradient of the runway, which dangles down the side of a mountain, you've arrived at the world's most dangerous airport. Isn't it thrilling? Take in vistas of Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks from above the clouds.
Flying to Lukla is thrilling, and staying on that short trip takes a lot of courage. The flight will be stunning and exciting. One of the main features of our 10-day Everest base camp itinerary package is this flight. What exactly is it about this flight that makes it so thrilling? It is, in fact, Lukla Airport's runway. It features one of the world's shortest runways at 525 meters (1,729 feet) and one of the world's highest airports at 9,334 meters (2,845 m).
Dornier planes, which are small twin-propeller planes with a maximum capacity of 14 passengers, fly this route. These little planes' non-pressurized cabins contribute to the realism of the experience. In the high mountains, cloudy weather and variable air pressure make for a turbulent ride!
Discover Namche Bazaar: A cultural melting pot.
Connect with the most welcoming communities in Namche Bazaar, a beautiful location with stunning views. Expeditions to Everest and other Himalayan peaks in the vicinity start from Namche Bazaar. It has grown into a small, vibrant market town selling anything from Tibetan antiquities to trekking and climbing gear, as well as anything else you might need on your journey.
The tourist center at park headquarters has thorough information about local climbs, as well as mementos from various mountaineering trips and information on the Sherpa people's lifestyle and culture.
Namche is a historic trading town known for its handcrafted yak cheese and butter. It is nestled on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain with stunning scenery of gigantic Himalayan peaks from all spots in the valley. Namche Bazaar has maintained its historical culture, traditions, and genuine hospitality despite its expansion. Aside from the usual selection of hotels, restaurants, and equipment stores, there is also a regular pub, Wi-Fi, and a pool table.
Sagarmatha National Park and wilderness!
Trekking in the Everest region exposes visitors to a diverse range of climatic zones and vegetation. You wander through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to hundreds of plant and animal species. UNESCO has designated this park as a World Natural Heritage Site. The walk includes multiple ascents and descents, as well as crossing several streams and dense forests. We can see the majestic Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Kangtaiga, and Gyachyung Kang while on the trek.
For many centuries, Sagarmatha National Park has served as a haven for endangered animals and birds. Sagarmatha National Park is home to two endangered species: the Red Panda and the Snow Leopard. Sagarmatha National Park's birdlife has long been a draw for visitors. Visitors can watch birds while taking in the scenery. You might easily explore the remoteness of Sagarmatha National Park with our 10-day trek package!
Spirituality at Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche Monastery is one of Nepal's most well-known monasteries, owing to its unrivaled view of Mt. Ama Dablam. The monastery is a prominent Buddhist center in the Khumbu region, with a resident Rinpoche who blesses pilgrims, climbers, and travelers.
Tengboche, located on a hill above Imja Khola, is the most common night halt after Namche. The monastery is located across the canyon from Khunde, on a high ridge. In 1989, the original Tengboche Monastery burned destroyed and was replaced by a more robust construction.
The gorgeous Gompa (monastery) is surrounded by pines, azaleas, and colourful rhododendrons, with a spectacular panoramic vista of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. There are numerous teahouses and lodges in Tengboche, as well as large camping areas.
Well, the Everest Base Camp itself!
What’s more iconic than being this close to Everest?! The base camp is located at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, surrounded by some of the world's most famous Himalayan peaks. The EBC is a must-see for adventurers from all around the world!
Thousands of trekkers visit the base camp and other Nepalese circuits each year without attempting to climb the mountains. It is a tremendous achievement in and of itself to reach Everest's base camp. From the camp, you witness spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains and glaciers.
Kala Patthar and Everest’s many faces!
Above the base camp, Kala Patthar offers 360-degree views of Everest and the surrounding mountains. Because the peak of Everest is not visible from Base Camp due to its structure, most trekkers prefer to hike until Kala Patthar instead.
Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse can all be seen from Kala Patthar. Many people ascend to Kala Patthar first thing in the morning to watch the sunrise, but the sun rises behind Everest and Lhotse, resulting in mediocre photos. Late afternoon hiking is ideal. You can see Everest and Lhotse bathed in golden light if the weather cooperates. During this 10-day trek package, a visit to Kala Patthar is essential for the views!
Experience diversity in culture!
You will spend the night in many different directions in the Everest Region, learning about Sherpa culture and traditions. Don't be afraid to approach the locals; they are friendly and helpful. They'd be delighted to join in the conversation and may even share centuries-old legends. The entire excursion allows us to trek in the Everest region while learning about Buddhist temples and Sherpa culture.
The Sherpa people's main festival, the Mani Rimbu, takes place in monasteries during October and November. This is the time when the Everest region is at its most comfortable and attractive. Visitors to the Everest region this season will be able to participate in the Sherpa people's magnificent festival. Namche Bazaar will provide you with an unforgettable experience!
The views are enticingly amazing!
The panoramic view of some of the world’s tallest mountain peaks along with the unique blend of vegetation and terrain makes the trek to the Everest region particularly special.
During the journey, you will be able to enjoy Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Mount Cho Oyu (8,201 meters), Mount Nuptse (7,861 meters), Mount Ama Dablam (6,812 meters), Mount Thamserku (6,623 meters), Mount Kongde (6,187 meters), Mount Pumori (7,161 meters), and other peaks. Being able to gaze at the Himalayas in crystal clarity has to be one of the coolest emotions in the world!
10 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek Itinerary
What’s the speciality of our 10-day trek to the EBC? Well, you get a flight to Lukla and you start on your regular route to the Everest Base Camp. Your trek continues to ascend and descend towards Phakding then Namche Bazaar. You acclimatize at Namche Bazaar and then hike to Tyangboche, and then towards Dingboche on the next day.
You stay at Dingboche for acclimatization and then trek to Lobuche the next day. After Lobuche comes the Everest Base Camp. From the base camp, you return to Gorakshep. You hike to Kala Patthar the next day and board your helicopter flight back to Kathmandu. This way, your Everest Base Camp trek shortens, and added rest days are a bonus!
Cost for the 10 Days EBC trek
The cost of a 10 days trek for a 12-person group starts at US$ 2450. A standard Outfitter Nepal package costs this much. We can adjust the package budget if your team has more than 12 members. Depending on your budget, a journey to the base camp for a solo trekker or a small group of travellers might cost anything from US$ 3140 to US$ 3950. This also includes the cost of a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu which reduces your trekking days as well.
Please keep in mind that altering the lodging or food services included in the overall standard pricing package will change the trek cost.
Even while trekking in the Everest zone, we can upgrade your accommodations to a deluxe hotel room or tourist class lodging with attached toilets. In the Everest Region, high-end hotels can cost up to US$150 per night.
Thus, the cost of an Everest trekking package varies depending on whether you want to personalize your accommodations or adjust the itinerary! To understand more about the services included in the standard EBC trek pricing, read the cost including and excluding sections.
Departure Dates for 10 Days EBC Trek
For your EBC excursion in 2022, we have confirmed our departure dates. Trek to the EBC with Outfitter Nepal on any of the departure dates! If any of the departure dates conflict with your plans, please contact us and we will make every effort to find a departure date that works for you.
We have a wide array of Everest Base Camp trek options for you! We have 12, 14, and 16 or even three weeks of Everest Base Camp trekking itinerary packages for you! No wait, there’s more! If you have limited time allocated for the Himalayas, we even have a 1-day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. You need not even lift your leg!
We have departure dates available for Group, Solo, and Private Trekkers in 2022 and 2023. Check the departure dates below! Similarly, if you're a female traveller looking for a departure date in any of the trekking categories, whether in a group or on your own in a private trekking group, we can help!
Some of the frequently asked questions regarding the Everest Region Trek:
What kind of permits are needed for trekking in the Everest Region?
For our 10-day trek to the Everest base camp region, two permits from the relevant authority are necessary. The Everest Region has introduced a new authorization system as a result of decentralization. A Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card will not be required. The local authority collects the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit directly. This authorization is only accessible in Lukla; Kathmandu does not have it. All additional licenses can be obtained through the Nepal Tourism Board's Kathmandu headquarters. The prices and procedures for obtaining these licenses vary.
Trekking in the park's spectacular landscapes requires a Sagarmatha National Park permit. The Nepal Tourism Board's office on Pradarshani Marg in Kathmandu provides the Sagarmatha National Park Permit. Thamel is around 30 minutes away on foot. A Sagarmatha National Park permit can also be obtained at Monjo. Monjo, a small town, serves as the park's entrance. Trekkers interested in exploring the Everest Region's pristine foothills must first obtain a permit from the Sagarmatha National Park.
When is the best time to trek in the Everest Region?
The best time for the Base Camp trekking is generally considered to be the autumn season. It falls in September, October, and November. This season has a moderate temperature and relatively low chances of rainfall. This season is usually highly popular among tourists. The sky clears and the temperature gets warm.
The summer season falls in the summer 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 a higher amount of precipitation in the latter parts of the day.
The spring season falls during March, April and May. Spring is also popular among tourists. It is so as the weather warmer gets warmer and calmer. The vegetation in the Sagarmatha National Park also becomes lush. The spring season gives a great view of rhododendrons and other flowers in bloom. It is also the Everest expedition season thus, you get an opportunity to meet the other mountaineers attempting to climb Everest.
The winter season falls in December, January and February in Nepal. The days are shorter with 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 huge opportunity for those who like to trek cheaper and in solitude.
Are there any concerns regarding altitude sickness during trekking in the Everest Region?
The first challenging yet underestimated aspect of the trek in the Everest region is altitude. The trekking starts from Lukla at 2,860 meters above sea level. And with each day of trekking, the elevation can increase by 600-800 meters per day. This steep elevation causes health conditions like Altitude sickness.
Altitude sickness causes shortness of breath, headache, vomiting, nausea, and fever due to the lack of oxygen. Before packing your bags and travelling to the Himalayas, we strongly advise that you practice and prepare thoroughly. We propose doing cardiac exercises and going for short walks around your city.
Each day, you will gain 300 to 700 meters in height on this excursion. You are hiking from Lukla (2,840 meters) to Kala Patthar (5,643 meters). As a result, this climb poses a significant risk of high altitude sickness. Make sure your body and mind can handle the difference in altitude. Start with a lower-altitude hike if you've never hiked before.
How difficult is it to trek in the Everest Region?
The Base Camp Package is a moderate trek lasting 10 days. This trek can be difficult if you are a novice to trekking, especially in Himalayan terrain. You must hike for at least 5 to 6 hours every day. The trail has numerous ups and downs, as well as a steep and tough section. This quest needs physical fitness and good health.
Are you worried that the EBC journey may detract from your entire experience? You need not! Once you've gained a thorough understanding of the hurdles you'll face, you'll be able to create adequate strategies and overcome the trek's obstacles. Isn't it futile to go on a trek if there aren't any obstacles to overcome? Overcoming the challenge of the journey will make it even more unforgettable.
What kinds of foods are available during trekking?
Because we'll be climbing on high altitudes around the world's tallest peak, your body will require enough carbohydrates and proteins. On this stroll, the locals offer you modest and sanitary cuisine! Local cuisine and delicacies are significantly more hygienic, thus, we suggest local foods over frozen meals. Frozen meals that take days to get reach the trails are not the best option.
We carefully select the best hotels, resorts, and restaurants to ensure that the cuisine is fresh, healthy, and delicious. We recommend Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish that supplies your body with necessary carbohydrates and protein. The lentils, beans, and pulses soup contain a lot of protein. Another popular cuisine is Syakpa, often known as Sherpa stew. Likewise, the hosts provide the guests with seasonal veggies in their accommodations.
You can check other menu items, including Momo (dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, and sandwiches if you give them a chance baked goods along with tea, coffee, and more. High-fibre grains including buckwheat, millet, and barley are also nutritionally dense. Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, various curry meals, and fried rice are just a few dishes the hosts prepare easily.
We recommend beverages like green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (a must), along with fresh vegetable items at high altitudes. We would not suggest non-vegetarian options because the meat in such facilities may not be as sanitary.
What are the accommodation options during trekking in the Everest Region?
We can also assist you in finding a high-end hotel and teahouse within your budget range. We have included accommodations in luxury and budget-friendly hotels and lodges in our 10-day Everest base camp trekking tour.
The teahouse has comfortable mattresses with cushions, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi, and other amenities. The rooms are usually small and shared by two people. The room includes a mattress, blanket, pillow, and some furniture. Likewise, we can provide separate rooms for you if you're travelling alone.
How much distance do we cover during the EBC trek of 10 days?
One of the most underestimated and overlooked parts of the EBC Trek 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 base camp. Hiking 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 the situation is also vital. Managing proper rest and food to cope with this challenging trek should be prioritized. For inexperienced trekkers, the 14 days Everest Base Camp trek is highly recommended.
Do you need to train and prepare for your trekking in the Everest region?
The trek to the Everest Region requires lots of strength and stamina. It is important to not undermine the journey to the Everest Base Camp. Thus, proper training is essential. This allows you to get the physical fitness necessary to overcome this challenging trek. We recommend you involve yourself in aerobic exercises like jogging, running, cycling, and swimming 6-8 weeks before coming to this trek.
What should I pack for trekking in the Everest Region?
Here’s a list of things you must not forget:
- Trekking Boots
- Few pairs of undergarments
- High quality down jacket and pant
- Thermal wears
- T-shirts and trousers
- Trekking pole
- A pair of gloves
- Woollen hat
- Water purification tablets
- Energy bars
Note: You can customize your packing but we recommend you make it as light as possible!