10 days Everest Base Camp Trek is a shorter version of the Everest Base Camp Trek route. This trek is for the ones who do not want 14 days long trip. It is a well-designed trek plan where you will explore no less of the adventures compared to the other longer treks.
Completing the Everest Base Camp Trek can be quite challenging. It requires a lot of physical and mental strength. On this 10-day trek to Everest Base Camp, we provide you with one-day acclimatization at Namche Bazar before you climb to a high altitude. Proper acclimatization will help you to cope with the surrounding environment.
Your 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla where you will explore different landscapes, and explore the local villages of the Everest Region. Namche Bazar, Tengboche and Gorak Shep are some of the most popular villages of the Everest Region. You will visit the largest Monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery. Along with this Sagarmatha National Park, UNESCO World Heritage site is also the major attraction of this trek. Hiking up to the Kala Patthar will give you spectacular mountain views.
Index Adventures will make your 10 days trip to Everest Base Camp extremely exciting and adventurous. We can customize your trip to the Everest Base Camp if you want to. So, ask us if you have any queries.
Highlights of the 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
- A scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.
- Visit the Sagarmatha National Park and explore some of the rare species of plants and animals.
- Exploring the largest monastery, Tengboche Monastery of the Khumbu region.
- Exploring the Sherpa Culture and interacting with the local people.
- Trekking up to the base camp of the highest peak in the world, Everest Base Camp.
- Hiking up to Kala Patthar to have beautiful mountain views.
Outline Itinerary of the 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2800m) 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 hrs. Walk.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
Day 03: Trek to Tengboche (3870m). 5 - 6 hrs
Day 04:Trek to Dingboche (4360m).5 to 6 hours walk
Day 05: Trek to Lobuche (4940m). 4 – 5 hrs walk.
Day 06: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170m) - Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Back Gorak Shep. 7 - 8 hrs walk.
Day 07: Morning Kala Patthar sunrise and trek down to Pheriche (4280m). 7 - 8 hrs walk.
Day 08: Trek down to Pangboche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
Day 09: Trek down to Lukla (2800m). 6 - 8 hrs. Walk.
Day 10: Fly Back to Kathmandu.
10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Includes
- Tourists class transportation Domestic airport to and from the hotel.
- Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets and airport departure taxes.
- Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation ( twin Sharing room)- 9 Nights.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Flight, and insurance.
- All necessary paperwork, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
- Sleeping bag, down Jacket & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
- Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
- The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
- Farewell Dinner & Trekking Achievement Certificate.
Optional Additions Available On This Trip
10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Excludes
- Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
- Excess baggage more than 10kg for Lukla flight.
- Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
- Your personal expenses.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
- Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
- Tips for the guide, porter, and driver.
10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Best Time
Everest Base Camp Trek is doable in almost all times of the year. But, most of the trekkers all around the world prefer trekking to the Everest Base Camp during the Autumn and Spring seasons.
Autumn and Spring are among the most popular times of the year for trekking in Nepal; especially Everest Base Camp trek. Autumn falls in the month of September, October, and November and Spring fall in the month of March, April, and May. During Autumn, the Everest region faces some occasional snowfall which will only make your trek even more exciting. During Spring, the lower areas of the Everest region becomes warm which is quite suitable when trekking.
As Autumn and Spring are one of the peak seasons for trekking in Everest Region, you can find many people trekking to the Everest Base Camp. The teahouses and lodges might get crowded during this time. If you want to avoid the crowd and want to trek in a solitude, trekking to the Everest Base Camp during Summer and Winter season might be a good idea. But make sure you carry appropriate trekking gears.
10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Everest Base Camp Trek isn’t going to be an easy trek unless you prepare yourself well. This trek is one of the challenging treks in Nepal which is popular among adventurous trekkers. The total distance covered by the Everest Base Camp Trek is around 130- 150 kilometers. But this also depends upon the type of itinerary you choose. To cover this distance, you may have to walk for about 6-7 hours a day. This might be difficult if you are not used to walking for hours continuously.
Similarly, the highest point of the Everest Base Camp trek is at Kala Patthar which is at an altitude of 5416 meters. Trekking to such height, many people commonly face the problem of altitude sickness. Altitude Sickness is very common when trekking above the height of 4000 meters as the amount of oxygen becomes thinner in such a height. So, if you see yourself facing any of the symptoms of altitude sickness such as headache, fever, nausea, and vomiting, descend to a lower height...Read More
Food and Accommodation at 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
There are fewer teahouses and lodges along the way to the Everest Base Camp than in the Annapurna Base Camp. But, most of the teahouses in the Everest region will provide you with proper lodging and food facilities even in such a remote area.
Most of the lodges and teahouses will provide you with basic food such as the traditional Nepali food, Dal Bhat and Tarkari for lunch and dinner. You can have porridge, potato, eggs, and bread for breakfast. Along with this, some of the restaurants may also serve varieties of food items and beverages.
The accommodation facilities provided by the teahouses are quite simple. You will be provided with blankets and a comfortable bed to sleep in. However, you may not be provided with proper toilet facilities. So, it would be best to carry your own toiletries when trekking to the Everest Base Camp.
Cost of 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
There are different travel companies that will provide you EBC Trek packages. The cost depends upon factors such as the packages you choose, the time of the year you will be traveling along with the cost of permits, travel insurances, and food and accommodation.
Index Adventures provides the 10 days Everest Base Camp trek package around $1100- $1200 per person. The cost of the trek increases if you wish to hire a guide or a porter. They usually charge $20-$30 per day to make your trip easy and comfortable. The cost of the 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek includes your food, accommodation and transportation facilities. But, for extra personal expenses, the cost is not included.
Some Tips for 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
The key to high altitude trekking like Everest Base Camp Trek is walking slowly. While trekking to the Everest Base Camp, you have to save your energy otherwise, you may feel tired easily. Therefore, rushing your way to reach the destination may tire you easily. So, make sure you walk slowly and steadily.
Carry Appropriate Trekking Gears
When trekking to the 10 days Everest Base Camp, you may not have to carry a lot of trekking equipment as it is a short trek. But, carrying an appropriate trekking gear is very necessary. Especially when you are trekking during winter and monsoon season, make sure to carry warm clothes and rain gears respectively.
Hydrating is very important while trekking. Drinking water will keep you hydrated throughout your trek. So, make sure to carry a bottle with a water filter system as you may have to fetch water from local taps. But do not drink too much water; rather take frequent sips while walking.
Walking continuously for many hours can cause pain in your feet. So, taking small breaks between your trek is very important. When trekking to the Everest Base Camp, you can take 5-10 minutes of water breaks or some time to admire the natural beauty. Do not end up on trudging just in the aim of reaching the destination sooner.
Check the Weather Forecast
Weather in the Everest region is unpredictable. Therefore, before you start your trekking journey, make sure to check the weather forecast. It will save you from possible natural occurrences such as heavy rainfall or snow.
10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List
- Lightweight cotton pants
- Trekking trousers
- Fleece jackets
- Down jackets
- Cotton t-shirts
- Hiking boots
- Hiking socks
- Waterproof jackets/ windcheaters
- Cotton towel
- Nail clippers
- Sanitary napkins/ tampons
- Toilet papers
- moisturizers/ lotions
First Aid Kit
- Diamox tablets
- Antibiotic gel
- Antiseptic cream
- Vicks vapor rub
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Hand sanitizers
For more detail follow Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List and for female trekkers Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List for The Female Trekker
10 days Everest Base Camp Trek is specially designed for the ones who have a busy lifestyle but still dream of trekking to the highest Base Camp, Everest Base Camp. It is a short trek and can be completed with minimal obstructions to face the challenges. This short trek will give you an opportunity to explore the maximum adventures in the Everest region of Nepal. Get ready to have this thrilling adventure through 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek.
Index Adventure has well-disciplined representatives who will prove your guidance and help you throughout your journey to the Everest Base Camp. do not forget to contact us if you have any questions regarding your 10 days trip to the Everest Base Camp. Do not hesitate to call us. We will be happy to serve our customer.