10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 2-12
  • Max Elevation: 5,644.5 m (18,519 ft)

10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek10-Day Everest Base Camp Trek is the quickest of all the Everest Base Camp Trek itineraries. It is the fastest of all ways to reach Everest Base Camp and return if we only talk about trekking.

The standard Everest Base Camp Trek is 12-16 days long. It is for novice and less experienced trekkers. However, we live in a world of many experienced and professional walkers. So, we require a shorter and more exciting Everest Base Camp Trek. That is where this plan pops up.

Everest Base Base Trek 10 Days is a rapid trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. Although short in duration, the journey is always full of excitement, adventure, and attractiveness. We experience the exact sky-kissing mountains, lush vegetation, rich nature, and unique culture that we get on other plans.

The journey begins with a flight to Lukla. Landing in the Everest Region, the journey progresses through Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. Likewise, after the summit and visit, you return to Lukla through Pheriche, Tengboche, Namche, and Phakding.

All this while, you will be on the trip for just ten days. As said earlier, this plan has no rest days for acclimatization like other itineraries. Opting for this plan over others, you will save two days, which others spend for acclimatization. This plan is more exciting for expert trekkers who feel12 to 16 daysare too long for an Everest Base Camp trek.

Therefore, this great package of 10 days on the famous Everest Base Camp trail is a fantastic expedition. If you are masterful at trekking and have yet to go to Everest Base Camp, you should try this adventure more than anyone else.

EBC Trek 10 days itinerary

Highlights

The Best Parts of 10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Do one of the best mountain flights in the world to Lukla
  • Land in the land of Sherpas at Lukla and begin the fantastic walk.
  • Ramble through the sub-alpine woods of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Listen to the authentic healing sounds of the peaceful Khumbu Region.
  • Pass by many picturesque local villages of Sherpas and their farm fields.
  • Receive life-changing learnings from hardworking, happy, and humble people.
  • Explore the region's rich natural diversity with luring landscapes and natural resources.
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar to catch views of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Choyu, and more from a close range.
  • Experience one of the best treks in the world in just ten days.
  • Treasure many soul-fulfilling sunrises, sunsets, landscapes, and mountain views throughout the journey.
  • Get to know strangers from many places and yourself better.
  • Have one experience in the Everest Region and cherish it for a lifetime.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly to Lukla(1,400m) and Trek to Phakding(2,610m)

    Flight Duration: 30 minutes

    Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

    Overnight at: Phakding(2,610m)

    With an excited heart, we will start the trip by heading towards Kathmandu Aiport’s domestic terminal. An aircraft for Lukla will be awaiting us there. We will hop into the plane for a sublime mountain flight to Lukla. It will be an ecstatic 30 minutes in the air overlooking too many mountains.

    Our pilot will make a smooth landing at Lukla Airport, one of the most dramatic airports. It will be our official entrance into the Everest or Khumbu Region. Shortly, through the busy streets of Lukla, we will leave the town by taking a descending trail. After some hours of comfortable strolling on the Dudh Koshi River’s sides and several Sherpa villages, we will reach Phakding for the night.

    • Day 2 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,400m)

      Trek Duration: 6 hours

      Overnight at: Namche Bazaar(3,400m)

      The following day, we will begin an exciting walk to Namche. Feeding our tummies, we will be on the trail full of suspension bridges. The Dudh Koshi River will host us the whole time. We will repeatedly cross the river and suspension bridges. And then, we will progress into Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo. Then the protected site's lush and myriad timbers will keep us captivated throughout the day.

      As we go ahead, we will also get the first glimpses of Mt Everest and other peaks. By passing via Monjo, Benkar, and Jorsalle, we will get close to Namche Bazaar. One final uphill walk from the banks of Dudh Koshi River will finally bring us to Namche Bazaar’s happening ambiance. And our day will end in Namche Bazaar, having a good time.

      • Day 3 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3,874m)

        Trek Duration: 6 hours

        Overnight at: Tengboche(3,874m)

        Now we will leave Namche Bazaar as well. Our walk away from the scenic town will happen uphill. In some minutes, we will reach an open, flat trail providing crystal-clear views of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, and other peaks. The course goes straight for some time above the Dudh Koshi River.

        After a beautiful walking time, we will enter a forested downhill. The path will rapidly take us to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. As we reach there, we will cross a suspension bridge to cross it. Our trek will happen through the riverbed for some moments. Ahead, we will take an ascending trail, which will take us to Tengboche. Our night's stop will be the wonderful town near the famous Tengboche Monastery.

        • Day 4 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

          Trek Duration: 5 hours

          Overnight at: Dingboche(4.400m)

          It will be one of the easiest days of 10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek. So with no hurry, we will leave Tengboche after a spiritual morning around the monastery and breakfast. Our walk will start with a descent from Tengboche up to Pangboche. It will be an all-easy walk. Watching mountains, especially Ama Dablam, we will move further.

          After Pangboche, the trail heads a bit uphill. We will gradually cross the ascending route for some hours. There is no need to rush as we can reach Dingboche on time. Instead, we will take time today because the altitude crosses the 4000m mark today. The slow and panoramic walk of several hours will end in Dingboche. We will reach here before dusk, providing us some time to explore the vicinity—a memorable night in Dingboche.

          • Day 5 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

            Trek Duration: 5 hours

            Overnight at: Lobuche(4,930m)

            Today, we will traverse to Lobuche, a beautiful village in the foothills of Mt Lobuche. It will be a short day of walking, beginning by heading upwards. We will gradually climb up to Dukla, watching the majestic peaks of the region. From here, we will have a tough time climbing a steeper uphill.

            After an hour of walking, we will reach a plateau area of memorials of lost lives. The place is unique for the shrines dedicated to lost lives and the fantastic mountain panorama. We will take some deep breaths and rest in the area. Following the rest, we’ll do 30 minutes of walking to reach Lobuche.

            • Day 6 Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and Hike to Everest Base Camp(5,364m)

              Trek Duration: 7-8 hours

              Overnight at: Gorakshep(5,180m)

              We will wake up to a lovely morning to start an exciting walking day to Gorakshep. It is one of the days we’ve been talking about, the day to reach Everest Base Camp. Excitedly, we will leave Lobuche by embarking on a flat trail. We will walk alongside the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.

              After an hour of easy walking, we must take a rough uphill to Gorakshep. It will be a constantly ascending for around 2 hours. Upon reaching Gorakhshep, we will find teahouses to eat lunch and rest for a while. Once we feel ready again, we will do the last but the best thing of the day, the hike to Everest Base Camp.

              Using several ups and downs on a dry trail, we will reach the famous landmark after 1 hour. Large molds of rock, glacier belts, ice-blanketed peaks, and Mt Everest will be right before us. The prayer flags and EBC notation will also be there. It is it. We are at Everest Base Camp. Embrace the moment. After this grand time, we will return to our teahouse in Gorakhshep. It will be an evening to remember for an extended period.

              • Day 7 Morning hike to Kala Patthar and Trek to Pheriche

                Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

                Overnight at: Pheriche(4,250m)

                Back to back, we’ll have another great day of sightseeing. This morning, actually early, we will hike upwards to Kalapatthar. The landmark is one of the best vantage point to enjoy Mt Everest. We will hike not just for the peak panorama but for a sunrise view too. So we will climb up for 1-2 hours from Gorakshep.

                The view is just unworldly from Kalapatthar. We can get a 360 panorama of the region, including glaciers, peaks, and more. On top of that, the sunrise will blow our minds. We will capture every moment at Kalapatthar.

                After the picture, we will trace back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Then it will be time to leave for Pheriche. We will pave our way towards Pheriche, which will go through the Khumbu glacier’s sides, Lobuche and Thukla. The second half of the walk will retrace through our earlier route.

                • Day 8 Trek from Pheriche to Namche

                  Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

                  Overnight at: Namche(3,400m)

                  Now we are returning towards Lukla. On this day, we will walk back up to Namche. As we are now losing altitude, we will have comfortable downhill walks. We will rush not much as it can backfire as a pain to our legs later.

                  Instead, we will trek slowly, enjoying the forthcoming good views. It will be a time to cover up all the good scenaries we may have missed earlier. In this way, we will arrive back in Namche.

                  • Day 9 Trek from Namche to Lukla

                    Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

                    Overnight at: Lukla(2,800m)

                    We are almost at the end of the trek, the last day of trekking. Waking up in Namche, we will take the way to Lukla after breakfast. It will begin by descending to the Dudh Koshi River. Then we will take several uphills and downhills around the river. We will also cross all those suspension bridges yet again.

                    The day will be long, but it will be an equally rewarding one. We will have a fantastic time on the trail on the last day of the trek. Later, upon reaching Lukla, we will celebrate the fruition of the whole walk. And we’ll say, “What a walk it was.”

                    • Day 10 Fly back to Kathmandu

                      If the weather is fine the following day, we will fly to Kathmandu. With this, our time in the Everest Region as a 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek walker will end.

                      We will bring a heart full of memories and experiences from the place to Kathmandu. Our scenic flight to Kathmandu will be of around 45 minutes. Upon landing in Kathmandu, we will drive back to our hotel. It is it. We complete the ten-day Everest Base Camp Trek.

                      What to Expect

                      • Airport pick-up and drop by private vehicle
                      • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
                      • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                      • Government license holder guide 
                      • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipment (1 porter for 2 people)
                      • Salary and insurance for guides and porters
                      • Food and accommodation for guides and porters
                      • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                      •  TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
                      • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                      • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit
                      • Comprehensive first aid kit with oximeter
                      • Government taxes and official expenses
                      • International airfare and taxes
                      • Nepal entry visa fee
                      • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                      • All the expenses of personal nature
                      • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                      • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

                      PRICES & DATES

                      Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
                      22 Jul, 2024 - 31 Jul, 2024GuaranteedUSD 1199
                      25 Jul, 2024 - 03 Aug, 2024GuaranteedUSD 1199
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                      Useful Information

                      How challenging is 10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek?

                      Everest Base Camp Trek, a grandeur trek in the Himalayas, takes work. However, it is not an impossible one too. You will get ten days to complete this walk. You can achieve this with good trekking experience, a sound physique, and an endurance level.

                      10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is arduous for its run. Unlike standard EBC Trek, you will not get acclimatization days in Namche and Dingboche. This itinerary has no acclimatization; it is a sheer regular walk. Every next day, you are either gaining or losing altitude. This rapidity makes it challenging.

                      Otherwise, this trek is the same as the regular one. It is around 130 km long in total. In ten days, you will trek from Lukla through Namche, Dingboche, and Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to where it began. In this process, you will cross all kinds of trails: easy, straight, steep, rough, slippery, and downhill. Every day, you have to trek for around 5-6 hours.

                      Above all, you will begin at 2,800m altitude to reach 5,545m. Every day, you will gain a new altitude. Altering height can make it tricky. A person has to acclimatize with no rest day on this journey.

                      Likewise, the novel weather and climate of the region to trekkers can be another worry. The weather is cold at night in higher places. If the season is favorable, it can get better.

                      Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days is a moderate trek strictly not for newbies. This walk is easy if you have past trekking experiences in the mountains, good preparation, a sturdy physique, and high endurance level.

                      Is 10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek really for you?

                      First and foremost, this itinerary is for someone looking for a direct EBC trip. It is a Kathmandu-Kathmandu itinerary with no Kathmandu sightseeing or hotel stays in Kathmandu included. The trip will begin in Kathmandu with a Lukla flight and end with Kathmandu's arrival from Lukla.

                      Likewise, this plan has no acclimatization days. Acclimatization days allow trekkers to get used to the altitude and avoid altitude sickness. Usually, beginner trekkers require acclimatization days.

                      When you are well used to an elevated area, you will avoid elevation sickness, which happens when you travel to higher places too quickly. This package is for you if you strongly believe you do not require such days. Or simply, if you want to do the trek in ten days, this is for you.

                      In general terms, this trek is full of heart-powering experiences. So it is for everyone who wants to witness the fantastic land and trail to Mt Everest.

                      When to do a 10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek?

                      There is no specific time that you can’t do this trek. You can be on the trail anytime. However, we must inform you about the most suitable times. There are two great seasons to make the voyage. It is none other than Autumn and Spring.

                      Nepal in Autumn or Spring is a great time, probably the best time of the year. In these mean seasons, you will find a lot of travelers around Nepal. All visit Nepal to experience the most favorable weather. In both seasons, Nepal’s weather is at its best. The temperature is warm and appealing. Clouds hardly obstruct mountains. Chances of any kind of rainfall and snowfall are also drastically low. Instead, you get bright sunny day hours for trekking.

                      Moreover, Spring has the famous Rhododendron blossoming event. Likewise, Autumn is known for the season of celebration of Dashian and Tihar, the two of the biggest festivals in Nepal. These specialties make Autumn(September to November) and Spring(March to May) the most suitable times for 10-Day Everest Base Camp Trek.

                      Conversely, Winter and Summer(Monsoon) are less appealing than the former. You might experience heavy snowfall and cold weather in Winter(December to February). Likewise, Summer(June to August) is a rainy period full of rainfall and snowfall. You might have poor experiences in these two low periods, although they are possible times.

                      In a nutshell, Autumn and Spring are the more suitable times for the trek you are preparing.

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                      Frequently Asked Questions of 10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek

                      How many days does it take to reach Everest Base Camp?

                      It depends on the route and package you choose. You can reach Everest Base Camp in 1 to 16 days, depending upon your mode of transportation and packages. If you do a helicopter tour, you can visit EBC in just one day. You can reach there in around 6 to 8 days if you trek.

                      How difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek?

                      Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek. It is a high-altitude trek, reaching up to 5,500m. You have to trek 6-7 hours on average on an expedition of 10 to 16 days. The walk is around 130km long in total.

                      Is there any age limit for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                      There is no age limit for Everest Base Camp Trek. However, it is a moderate trek that involves challenging activities. He who can take on those challenges is ready for this walk.

                      What are the conditions like in Everest Base Camp?

                      Everest Base Camp(5,364m) is the base camp of Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. It is near Khumbu Glacier and Khumbhu Icefall, below the giant peaks.

                      Dotted with climbers' tents, Everest Base Camp is a legendary landmark.

                      The area is full of giant boulders and terminal moraines. And colorful flags surround the Everest Base Camp mark.

                      How fit do you need to be to do Everest Base Camp?

                      You do not have to be super fit. But you must be able totrek for 6-7 hours daily, and steady uphills and downhills should be fine for you. Likewise, you must be physically ready to cover 130km on uneven terrain.

                      Can a beginner go to Everest Base Camp?

                      Yes, beginners can do the trek. However, they must do good physical preparation and acclimatize well. They also need to take an experienced guide to help them out on the walk.

                      Do I need travel insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                      Yes, travel insurance is compulsory for Everest Base Camp Trek. The insurance should at least cover emergency health and evacuation costs.

                      Is wifi available on the trek?

                      Yes, wifi is available on the trail. The teahouses on the route to Everest Base Camp offer wifi services. However, the quality, network, and speed may not be super good.

                      What are the permits necessary for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                      Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit (Local Area Permit) and Sagarmatha National Park Permit are two necessary permits for the trek. One is for entry into local and restricted areas. Another is for passing the national park.

                      Is vegetarian food available on the trek?

                      Yes, you can get vegetarian/non-vegetarian food on the trek. The teahouses offer a wide variety of food options.

                      Is Everest Base Camp Trek crowded?

                      Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in the world. So in peak seasons, Autumn and Spring, it can be crowded. You will meet a lot of trekkers from all walks of life. At the same time, the trail is less crowded during low seasons, Winter and Monsoon.

                      How many KM is Everest Base Camp Trek?

                      The EBC trek is 130km round if done through the standard route. It goes via Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla.

                      What is the easiest way to Everest Base Camp?

                      The easiest way to reach Everest Base Camp is a helicopter trip. You can get to the landmark within several hours by flying via the Everest Region.

                      How do you prevent altitude sickness?

                      Proper acclimatization, not trekking rapidly, drinking enough water, taking rests, do not consume dehydrating drinks and substances. If you do these things, you can avoid altitude sickness.

                      Is it worth going to Everest Base Camp?

                      Everest Base Camp Trek is an experience for a lifespan. The journey of reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest peak is worthwhile. It is full of adventures.

                      Are there showers at Everest Base Camp?

                      Yes, you can get hot/cold showers on the trek. The teahouses offer the service for an extra charge. The hot shower is available at Everest Base Camp in Gorakshep’s teahouses.

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                      Testimonials

                      • James Oliver
                        James Oliver, United Kingdom

                        A first class trip to EBC with Marvel Adventure

                        3 friends and I have just returned from an unforgettable Everest Base Camp trek with Marvel Adventures. From the very beginning Nir impressed with his clear communication. When our Lukla flight got cancelled due to weather he managed to secure us a last-minute helicopter ride saving the day!Our guide, Phinjo, was truly first-class. His expertise and attentiveness were unmatched, prioritising our safety while ensuring we had a fantastic time. Phinjo's connections in Gokyo and the Khumbu Valley were a huge plus - it felt like everyone knew him! Safe to say that he is easily the best guide I've had on an adventure tour, able to answer even the most niche questions about the local area with good humour and deep insight.If you're looking for a great tour agency and world class guide combo I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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