The 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is a shorter version of one of the most famous treks in the world, including a helicopter return. 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, although the time is less. The trek begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla and continues through the magnificent Khumbu Valley to Everest Base Camp. Before returning to Lukla in a helicopter, we hike to the peak of Kala Patthar for breathtaking views of the world's tallest mountain.
The iconic Everest Base Camp Trek of 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 some of the world's highest peaks: Mt. Everest (8,848 meters), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters), Mt. Makalu (8,470 meters), and Cho Oyu (8,201 meters).
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.
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.
Because of the spectacular landscapes and friendly natives, trekking in the Everest Region is Nepal's most popular trekking destination. Animals you might see during the trek include musk deer, leopards, jackals, and Himalayan tahr. We also see uncommon bird species like the pheasant and long-tailed birds on our 10 days guided EBC trek.
The 10 Days 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 days 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!
What to Expect from 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking?
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 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.
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 on treeless terrains with no human settlement after trekking through a beautiful forest of rhododendron, pine, fir, juniper, and other vegetation.
The trek is equally cultural as it is a natural retreat. We'll get to learn so much about Sherpa's Himalayan way of life. With a heady mix of natural beauty, a unique cultural setting, a personal sense of accomplishment, and authentic Nepalese hospitality, the 10 days EBC trek is one of the most unforgettable adventures in the world.
Is the Everest Base Camp Trek 10 days right for you?
The Everest Base Camp Trekking that gets done in 10 days is a wonderful adventure composed of a thrilling mountain flight to Lukla, trekking for several days with adequate acclimatization in the Everest region, a splendid view of Mt. Everest from the base camp and Kala Patthar, and a joyous helicopter ride back from Gorekshep to Kathmandu.
The trek is for everyone who's short on time and wants to reduce the total hiking days. It is also a great chance for someone who isn't in the best physical shape, elderlies, and children, as you don't have to hike back from Gorekshep to Lukla. Let us remind you that the cost of 10 Day EBC trek is higher than the standard 14 days trek due to the expensive helicopter flight, so it's not a good option for a budget traveler.
How is the 10 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek Itinerary designed?
What's the specialty of our 10 days short trek to the Everest Base Camp? Well, it's the helicopter flight back from the base camp to Kathmandu. The trip begins on the day you arrive in Kathmandu, but you'll only fly to Lukla on your second day. You start on your regular route to the Everest Base Camp. Your trek continues to ascend and descend towards Phakding, then to 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 following day. After Lobuche comes the Everest Base Camp. The day you've been waiting for days is finally here. From the base camp, you return to Gorakshep. You hike to Kala Patthar the next morning, hike back to Gorekshep and board your helicopter flight back to Kathmandu. This way, your Everest Base Camp shortens trek and gets completed in 10 days.
Best Features of the 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
- Understanding of the region's traditions, cultural assets, and history
- Breathtaking views of the nearby mountains, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse
- A peaceful stroll through a dense woodland covered with a wide variety of flowers
- Visit places of worship and buildings, such as the Tengboche monastery
- Religious events, festivals, and customs that the inhabitants observe
- Witness the magnificent Khumbu Glacier and Everest Base Camp
- A shorter, lavish trip that involves a helicopter flight
Major Highlights of 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking
Thrilling Lukla Flight
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 is one of the world's highest airports at 9,334 meters (2,845 m) and features one of the world's shortest runways of 525 meters (1,729 feet).
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! Take in vistas of Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks from above the clouds, when you're on this tiny flight.
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 Namche Bazaar 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 its 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. The 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 colorful 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.
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 will 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 the base bamp due to its structure, most trekkers prefer to hike to 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!
You will spend the night in many different locations 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, a Sherpa town, will provide you with an unforgettable experience during this time.
Enticingly amazing views
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 the vistas of 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 Trek Cost for 2023, 2024
The standard Outfitter Nepal package cost of a 10-day trek for a 10-person group starts at US$ 1900. We can adjust the package budget if your team has more than 10 members. Depending on your budget, a journey to the base camp for a solo trekker or a small group of travelers might cost anything from US$ 2050 to US$ 2500. This also includes the cost of a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu which reduces your trekking days.
Please keep in mind that altering the lodging or food services included in the standard package will change the trek cost.
Even if you are trekking in the Everest zone, we can upgrade your place of lodging to a deluxe hotel room or a tourist-class hotel with attached bathrooms. High-end hotels can cost up to $150 USD per night in the Everest region.
As a result, the price of an Everest trekking package differs depending on whether you want to customize your lodgings or change the itinerary. Read the cost-including and cost-excluding sections to learn more about the services that are covered by the standard EBC 10 days trek pricing.