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10 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Enjoy a perfect mix of nature beauty, captivating culture and an overwhelming sense of personal achievement on 10 days EBC trek

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10 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 5545 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 2 / Max.15
  • Best Time: Feb - June, Sep - Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Strenuous Plus Level

This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes.

A perfect mix of natural beauty, captivating culture and an overwhelming sense of personal achievement with the warmest touch of Nepalese hospitality makes the 10 days Everest base camp short trek to the world famous Everest region one of the most popular and best selling trekking packages in Nepal. This popular trekking route offers you a unique experience of tea-house lodges which passes through the Everest National Park, which is undoubtedly the best choice and epic journey for all adventure lovers. We will organize and begin this trek in a small group and we will depart from Kathmandu every Tuesday and Saturday.

The 10 days Everest base camp short trek will be led by a professional English speaking trekking guide. The maximum altitude of this trek is 5550m which is the Everest base camp itself. The most favourable season for this trek is from mid-February to June and September to December. The trek is moderately challenging, thus, anyone with normal physical fitness will be able to enjoy this classic journey. 10 days Everest base camp trek, a lifetime journey for you, starts from Kathmandu and ends in Lukla.

10 days Everest Base Camp Short Trek – Short itinerary

Day 01: Fly from KTM to Lukla (2880m), and trek to Phakding (2640m), 4 hrs walking. 
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 03: Acclimatization day, hike to Everest view hotel. 
Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 to 6 hrs walking. 
Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4250m), 5 to 6 hrs walking. 
Day 06: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m), 5 to 6 hrs walking. 
Day 07: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5150m), 8 hrs walking.  
Day 08: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and then to Pheriche (4240m), 7 hrs walking.
Day 09: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs walking. 
Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2880m), 6 to 7 hours walking.
Day 11: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes.

Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

A Detailed Itinerary Guide |10 days of Everest Base Camp Short Trek.

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla:
After a scenic and adventurous 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you begin your journey to the Everest Base Camp. You will trek to Phakding which takes approximately 4 hours to reach. On the way, you will witness the beautiful Mt Nupla (5885m), Mt. KusumKangaru (6367m) and Mt. Kwongde range. Dinner and overnight stay at Phakding (2,652m).

Day 02: Phakding to Namche (3,440m):
The trail passes through magnificent waterfalls. We pass through villages with dense forests where you come across rhododendrons which are the national flower of Nepal, creamy-pink colored magnolia trees, and giant firs. Along the way, you will be pleased to witness your first glimpse of lofty Mt. KusumKangru (6369m), Mt. Thamserku (6608m), Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb brings you to the lovely village of Namche bazaar (3440m).

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche:
Acclimatization is very important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you take a short day's hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to Everest view hotel which provides you with a very close view of Mt Everest. But this is entirely optional. You are free to relax and explore the Sherpa culture of Namche as well.

Day 04: Namche to Tengboche (3,867m):
After walking an hour, you will arrive in Phungithanga. From there, the trail moves straight up through dense forests where you can spot musk deer. Tengboche sits on a saddle at 3870m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons. Himalayan giants, Mt. Kwongde (6187m), Mt. Tawache (6542m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Lhotse (8618m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m) and Mt. Thamserku (6608m) surrounds you creating a panoramic view where we can have a short photo break. After that, we visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest monastery in Khumbu region.

Day 05: Tengboche to Pheriche:
Walking beyond Tengboche, the altitude starts to act up. The trail moves down to Dingboche, crosses the Imja Khola and ascents past superb Mani stones - carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant, Om Mani Padme Hum, to Pangboche at an elevation of 3860m. The Gompa here is worth visiting as it holds a great cultural value. The trail moves up to Pheriche at 4240m above sea level where we will find the medical facility and they will be providing you with necessary tips on Altitude Sickness.

Day 06: Pheriche to Lobuche | Trail climbing to Phalangkarpo at 4340m following Duglha at 4620m.
From Dughla, the trail ascends to a broad, gently sloping valley, eventually leading to steep trails in the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We are then left into the memorial area at Chukpilhara before reaching the beautiful Lobuche at 4930m.

Day 07: Lobuche to Gorak Shep:
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with aesthetically pleasing views of Pumori. The trail then crosses tributary glaciers reaching the dry lake bed of Gorak Shep. At this point, we briefly stop for lunch and then climb the famous Kalapatthar to get the best scenes of Everest and the mountains surrounding it. We then depart back to Gorak Shep for the evening.

Day 08: Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp and back to Pheriche:
Early morning, we walk to Everest Base Camp and visit Everest base camp area. We then walk down towards Pheriche.
Day 09: Trek from Pheriche to Namche.

Day 10: Trek from Namche to Lukla.

Day 11: Depart from Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors are beyond our control and can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • The entire airport picks up and drops
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
  • Everest National park fee with trekking permit
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Guest house or mountain lodges) during the trekking period
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers for 10 days Everest base camp short trek:

How can I book 10 days Everest base camp short trek?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal? 
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. 
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do 10 days Everest base camp short trek?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something adventure and challenging with stunning views of Mt. Everest region. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for 10 days Everest base camp short trek?
Mid Feb to June and Mid September early December is the best season. However, July, August and Jan are also okay and trekking can be done.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. We can provide you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis on request.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for 10 days Everest base camp short trek. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group? 
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
10 days Everest base camp short trek is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 5545m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info  

What kind of meals I can have during the trip? 
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our team leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, one of our team leaders will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure.  It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

Trek Checklist

Equipment & Packing List for Everest base camp trekking.

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Everest trekking

Everest Region Trekking Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).


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