Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days
The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is a breathtaking high-altitude trek across Nepal's Himalayas. Explore the tough trekking trails around the world's tallest mountain for jaw-dropping vistas and a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience. Everest base camp is also one of the best traditional trekking options, offering breath-taking views of the world's tallest mountain. Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), and Cho You (8463m) are among the four highest peaks in the world. To meet other mountain trails, glaciers, and pleasing landscape sceneries in Everest base camp trekking, Spring(March-May) Autumn (September- November) is the ideal season.
During this Season the Trail is less dusty Everest Base Camp package is available and designed for trekkers who have a desire to face the world's highest mountain in quick time as the difficulty level of the trail is moderate. Trekking to the base camp is also far less expensive than climbing Everest. The pricing of the Everest Base Camp Trek is not set in stone. Depending on the route, the outfitter and their services, your personal expenses, and the package you choose, the journey might cost anywhere from $1149 to $3499.d
Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days Outline Itinerary
|Fly Lukla (2,840 m/9,372 ft.) and Phakding (2,610 m/ 8,613 ft) | Flight: 30 min | Trek: 3/4 hrs. | Meal: LD
|Namche (3,440 m/11,238 ft.) | Trek: 5/6 hrs | Meal: BLD
|Tengboche (3,867 m/ 12,684 ft.) Trek: 5/6 hrs | Meal: BLD
|Dingboche (4,358 m/14,295 ft.) | Trek: 5/6 hrs | Meal: BLD
|Lobuche (4,928 m/16,164 ft.) | Trek: 5/6 hrs | Meal: BLD
|Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,575 ft.) and return to Gorakshep (5,160 m/ 16,929 ft). | Trek 5/6 hrs | Meal: BLD
|Morning Kalapathar (5,550 m/18,204 ft) and Pheriche (4,358 m/ 14,295 ft.) | Trek 5/6 hrs | Meal: BLD
|Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft.) | Trek: 4/5 hrs. | Meal BLD
|Lukla (2,840 m/9,372 ft.) Trek 6/7 hrs. | Meal: BLD
|Fly to Kathmandu | Flight: 30 mins. | Meal: B
Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Fly Lukla (2,840 m/ 9,372 ft) and Phakding (2,610 m/ 8,613 ft) | Flight: 30 minutes | Trek: 3/4 hrs.
On the first starting day, we fly towards Lukla Airport, which is spotted on the list of most extreme adventurous airports in the world, spitting Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Hence landing on Lukla, we develop a short 3 to 4 hours trek, walking down almost 500 m towards Dudh Koshi River and moving on passing through several mini walls and Monuments, murmuring Buddhist prayer to reach Phakding. Being the first day, we only extend a short trek as starting the warm-up day from Lukla to Phakding.
Meal: Lunch and Dinner
Day 02: Namche (3440 m/ 11,283 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs.
We will have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for a (10 to 12 km) long trek to Namche bazaar. We develop our trek over the Dudh Koshi River through a long suspension bridge and pleasing pine forest to Monjo. Soon thereafter, we officially enter Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check, pursuing a trial along the tough climb up to the hill rewards Namche Bazaar (the resting place).
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 03: Tengboche (3,867 m/ 12,684 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs |
On the third day after having a delightful breakfast, we extend our (5 to 6 hours) trek to reach Tengboche which is considered one of the most beautiful spots in the Everest region. Triggering our trek through the valley above Dudh Koshi River offers breathtaking views of many giant Himalayas, Pleasing forests, several villages, and numerous tea shops along passing through many zigzag trails, you reach Tengboche. The moment of exploring Tengboche Monastery (Khumbu's largest Monastery) at Tengboche is incredible.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 04: Dingboche (4,358m / 14, 295 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs
On the fourth day, our (5 to 6 hours) trek starts walking through charming and lush rhododendron forest, crossing Imja Khola River to Pangboche valley (3,860 m/ 12,664 ft). Enjoy an opportunity to visit the ancient Pangboche monastery and small Sherpa villages passing through fascinating mini walls. Unique and different level of difficult experience of afternoon hike leaving Pangboche through dry landscape deserted mountain, we step Dingboche.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 05: Lobuche (4,928 m/ 16,164 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs
After a satisfying breakfast, we develop a nearly 5 hours challenging trek on high hills over Khumbu Khola valley passing memorial stupas, Chola Lake, wooden bridges, stony Mount Pumori (7,138 m/ 23,418 ft) view through the curvy trail to ascend Dungla. After there, we pass the mortal Khumbu glacier of Mount Everest exploring many giant and tall mountains to reach Lobuche. Finally, after reaching Lobuche three miles above sea level, we prepare for a chilly cold night.
Meal: Brekfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 06: Everest Base Camp ( 5,364 m/ 17,575 ft) and return to Gokarshep ( 5,160 m/ 16,929 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs
We begin our sixth-day trek leaving Lobuche and aiming for Everest base camp. Developing morning walk we reach Gokarshep to have lunch and continue to climb up targeting Everest base camp. The close and giant increasing face of Mount Everest is focusing part of the day. On trekking way, just a small ascend offers you a real breathtaking sight of 360° view on high mountain kingdom. Walking through the high elevation of Everest finally, we step Everest base camp after sightseeing and captures we will be back to Gokarshep for an overnight stay.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 07: Morning Kalapathar (5,550 m/ 18,204 ft) and Pheriche (4358m/ 14,295 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs
Day seven is a separate day to hike towards Kalapathar (Black rock). Leaving Gokarshep we hike upward for a couple of hours to step on the viewpoint of Kalapathar. A spectacular and surprising view of Kalapathar and other stunning views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, and many more high mountains are the offers of day seven. After having a wonderful time throughout the high giant mountains, we head back towards Pheriche for a nighttime stop.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 08: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/ 11,283 ft) | Trek: 4/5 hrs.
After leaving Pheriche towards Pangboche is totally downhill, following and continuing the same route (7 to 8 hours) that we passed before we reach Namche Bazaar by late afternoon. This night we enjoy Sherpa’s traditional and cultural nights with their dishes at a restaurant.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 09: Lukla (2,840 m/ 9,372 ft) Trek: 6/7 hrs | Meal: BLD
On a ninth day, quitting Namche we start (7 to 8 hours trek) to step Lukla following back the same way that we had developed before passing through many bridges, charming forests, small villages, praying stones, and flattering praying flags. We also consider and follow some formalities on the National park check post as before. After stepping Lukla, it brings the last tea house and a party night with your trekking crew this will be your last night on the mountain.
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu | Flight: 30 minutes |
The last day of trekking is for the scenic flight leaving Lukla to Kathmandu over snow-capped mountains. Usually, flights are in the morning schedule but you will hold sufficient time to have a fine breakfast in Lukla. Our private vehicle will be following your arrival time to pick you up and shift you to a fine hotel.
- Ground Transportation: Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private vehicle.
- Accomodation during Trek: 9 Nights' basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in attached bathroom in available places]
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist one course of meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
- Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal arrival visa
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 75 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 90 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 150 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download VISA form and fill up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal, 3.5 % service charge is applicable as per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, we suggest you bring some cash in USD just in case your card doesn’t work. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given reference of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days Departure dates and price
Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
Everest Base Camp with Alpha Adventure Treks
Alpha Adventure Treks took me to Everest Base Camp; we were a group of seven, and the trip was a complete success. They provided us with an unforgettable experience and attended to all of our needs. Our safety was their top focus, and they made sure we were always at ease.
I would use Alpha Adventure Excursions for future treks without hesitation.
Everest Base Camp trek by Road
We had to take the road to get to the Everest Base Camp as the flight was canceled due to bad Weather. We were so sad but the reality was the opposite, the route was long and rough with beautiful settlements and landscapes. It took us 3 days to reach Lukla and join the other trekkers who had flown from Kathmandu.- Russell S. ( )
Best Trekking Site for the Novice
I had no Peak climbing experience, Talked with the guys from AAT and they arranged the best package. One of the best experiences I had in a long long time.- Raja R. ( )
Trekking to Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass is one of Nepal's top treks.
I recently completed a trekking trip in Nepal with Alpha Adventure Treks.
I visited the Everest region (Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass); they have a great guide and a great porter; I enjoy their employees (they are extremely friendly and smiling during the trip); their service is excellent, and the guide provides us with a wealth of information about Nepal and the surrounding area. Personally, I'm overjoyed that I chose this trekking company for my Nepal vacation.
EBC trek: Up, Up, and Away
From Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back, I enjoyed the most incredible 8-day hike. The use of a guide was extremely educational and beneficial. I also hired a porter because the return trip is almost 100 kilometers at altitude, which is exhausting even if you are in good shape. Hiking in the Himalayas is both beautiful and fulfilling, and I would strongly advise it to anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat and can't wait to return.- Kelly J. ( )
Excellent guide, landscape, and whole experience.
Our guided private trek was excellent. His English is great, and he is both friendly and humorous. We are both slow walkers, and he was extremely patient with us. We see him as a buddy after 12 days together. The journey is fantastic: the walking is strenuous, but you can order food from a vast menu and sleep in a luxurious bed every evening. This is a trek that I would strongly suggest to everyone.- Vincent R. ( )
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
I've just returned from a terrific helicopter tour to Everest base camp. It was a fantastic adventure. Because a private excursion was out of my budget, I scheduled a group joining helicopter tour. I appreciated the companionship of the other flying passengers. While waiting for the aircraft, we had a great time chatting and sharing a delicious breakfast at Hotel Everest View.- Norman J. ( )
A most memorable adventure in Nepal
Joey, our Kathmandu contact, was wonderful from our home in Australia!
He was always willing to assist us with our (many) queries throughout the road. We couldn't be happier with everything that was provided, from the accommodations and schedule to connecting us with a city tour and our incredible trekking guide.
Recommended EBC Trek
In April of this year, I traveled to EBC with a buddy, and we used Alpha Adventure as our travel agent and guide. They were extremely attentive to our requirements and were able to accommodate our last-minute alterations and demands. I had a fantastic time on the trip, and I want to express my gratitude to our guide for accommodating all of our requests. Excellent service!- Abas Ali ( )
Best Trekking Experience!!
The hike to Pikey Peak went off without a hitch. The company's organization, the hotel's location, and the rise schedule. Our guide, was fantastic, really responsible, and knowledgeable. Thank you for a wonderful vacation, Alpha Adventure treks, Mr. Puru, and his staff.- Ricardo J. ( )
Amazing Once In A Lifetime Experience
We just returned from the Everest Panorama Trek with Alpha Adventure Team, and it was one of the most unforgettable experiences of our lives. From the minute we landed in Kathmandu until we were transported back to the airport, Puru coordinated the entire trip for us, and we were thoroughly taken care of and treated like royalty. The entire vacation went off without a hitch, and we can't think of anything that could have been done better.- Jenny H. ( )
24 days EBC trek with Alpha Adventure Treks
Late April 2019, I went on a 24-day trip with Alpha Adventure to Everest Base Camp via Gokyori and Chola Pass. It was one of the most well-organized treks I've ever experienced. There were no internal planes available from Kathmandu, therefore a last-minute arrangement was devised. Because I was the only one in the group, the guides went out of their way to make me feel at ease. I always had a room to myself because there was no one else in the group of the same gender to share one with. It was a fantastic trip, and even though it has been over a month since I returned, the memories still bring a smile to my face.- John Davis ( )
journey of a life time
Went there with my freinds, Alpha Adventure Team was quick enoough to make all the arrangements on short notice. will definately recomend them and thank you.- Jim ( )