11 Days Bespoke Everest Base Camp Trek

The Best 11 Days Bespoke Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary 2023, 2024
11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about 11 Days Bespoke Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Duration11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5555m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Flights
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

The 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is the best EBC trekking itinerary for time-bound trekkers who're comfortable speeding up the hike. This short EBC Trek doesn't compromise with the actual adventure that the Everest Base Camp is known for because we follow the same route as the standard EBC Trek. The only difference is that we move a little faster by increasing daily walking hours and skipping an acclimatization day.

Despite a lesser acclimatization day, you will complete the Everest Base Camp Trek in 11 days without much difficulty, given that you're in good mental and physical shape. It only makes us stronger by challenging ourselves and pushing our limits. If you're a real adventurer, you'll love this 11 days Bespoke Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary.

In fact, the astonishing mountainous landscape decorated by slow-clad mountains, barren rocky lands, lush green forests, agricultural lands, and beautiful little villages will make you forget all the strenuous walks and fill your heart with gratitude for the pure nature surrounding you. The locals' broad smiles and courteous "Namaste" will inspire you even more. Learning about the rich Buddhist culture in ancient monasteries makes the trek equally spiritual as it is adventurous.

Outfitter Nepal guarantees an enjoyable and safe trekking adventure in the Everest region. Let's walk through the memorable experiences you're signing up for by booking our 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek.

Best Features of the 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Short Everest Base Camp trek itinerary for time-bound trekkers
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from exceptional Lukla airport
  • Trekking through the diverse vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Spending a few nights in the dazzling Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar
  • Learning about the mountaineering history of Nepal in Namche
  • Visiting the spiritual center of Khumbu, Tengboche monastery
  • Observing the rich culture and unique lifestyle of the local Sherpa people
  • Witnessing some of the notable mountain peaks (Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam) on the way
  • Standing on the foothill of the one and only Mt. Everest
  • Hiking early morning to Kala Patthar to capture the mind-blowing golden sunrise
  • Watching the entire face of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar
  • Mesmerizing views of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall

Fly in the most thrilling Kathmandu – Lukla flight

You must have heard about the infamous Lukla airport. It's time for you to see it in person as we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to begin our 11 days Everest Base Camp hike. What makes the Lukla Airport, also known as tensing Hillary Airport, one of the world's most dangerous airports? It's a short runway of 450 meters in length and 20 meters in width inclined at a staggering 12% grade hillside slope. But worry not; extraordinarily qualified and experienced pilots run the flights to ensure a safe landing.

Spend a whole day exploring Namche Bazaar while acclimatizing

Namche Bazaar, a Himalayan town located at an elevation of 3440 meters, will amaze you with its modern amenities. You'll find luxurious hotels, restaurants, cafes, pubs, mountaineering equipment stores, ATMs, and whatnot! A stroll in the streets of Namche Bazaar and visiting museums and viewpoints make for a successful acclimatization day for your 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek.

Visit ancient monasteries and closely observe Buddhist culture

On your way to the Everest Base Camp, you'll walk past numerous monasteries, chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags. All these details add up to the spiritual value of the 11 days Everest Base Camp trek. Among all, the Tengboche monastery is the largest in the Khumbu region and is also renowned as one of the oldest. You are free to visit the monastery and observe the Buddhist rituals closely. Most of the Everest region is inhabited by Sherpas, who have been preserving their ancient Buddhist culture for generations.

Enjoy the mesmerizing Himalayan landscape dominated by giant mountains

A long before you reach the Everest Base Camp, you'll witness the giant mountains dominating the enchanting Himalayan landscape. The 11 days Everest Base Camp trekking route features dense rhododendron and pine forests, tiny local settlements, agricultural fields, pristine waterfalls, and water streams flowing gorgeously under suspension bridges in the lower altitudes.

The scenery transforms each day during the hike. As you ascend to higher elevations, the green vegetation is replaced by barren lands, plateaus, yak grazing fields, rocky hills, and snowy mountains of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, etc. Each day brings newness to your EBC trekking adventure.

Stand tall at the foothill of the world's highest mountain peak

Standing at the base of the world's highest mountain peak is surreal. You'll feel like you're at the top of the world. Only a few people make it to that high. Though you're not allowed to stay the night at the Everest Base Camp, you can explore the area as much as you like. The massive Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall are the highlights of the extraordinary things you'll see in your 11 days Everest Base Camp Trekking trial. Take in the view all you can. You've come a long way to see this magical vista.

Watch the once-in-a-lifetime mountain sunrise from Kala Patthar

Our 11 Days Bespoke Everest Base Camp Trek continues beyond the base camp. The following day, we hike to the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar (5644 m), before sunrise to witness the golden hues of Himalayan sunrise against Mt Everest and the surrounding mountains. It is Kala Patthar, where you'll see the entire face of Mt. Everest from a different angle. It is a view you only get to see once in a lifetime.

A brief Summary of 11 Days Everest base Camp Trek

Like the regular EBC hike, we begin the 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with a flight to Lukla and then hiking down along Dudh Koshi to reach Phakding. We then enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo and ascend toward Namche Bazaar, where we spend 2 nights and a full day resting and exploring the beautiful town. We continue our hike up to Pangboche, Thukla, and finally to Everest Base Camp via Gorekshep. After a mesmerizing sunrise hike to Kala Patthar, we return the same way back, spending each night at Pheriche and Namche Bazaar to catch a flight from Lukla and finally arrive at Kathmandu.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Our airport representative will be ready to receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be transferred to a 3-star hotel in the tourist center of Kathmandu, Thamel. Your first day in Kathmandu will be yours to spend strolling the streets of Thamel. You may as well double-check your trekking equipment and buy them in Thamel in case you've forgotten anything.

  • Max. Altitude:1350m/4430ft
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

After having your complimentary breakfast at the hotel, we will drive you to the airport to catch a flight to Lukla. The brief, exciting flight will provide you with afar views of the Himalayas. As soon as you get to the Lukla airport, you'll have a quick lunch, meet your guide and potter and start walking toward Phakding along the Dudh Koshi's left bank through the forest.

  • Max. Altitude:2610m/8563ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:1260m/4133ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours:3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance:8km/5mi

The uphill hike starts today. You climb up a steep path along the same Gudh Koshi river to reach Namche Bazaar (3440 m). You then hike past Monjo, the entry point of Sagarmatha national park. After Monjo, you walk through the rich vegetation of the national park, enjoying a pleasant sight of unique flora and fauna. If you're fortunate, you'll witness the gorgeous Rhododendron bloom (the national flower of Nepal), covering the entire forest in red during spring.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:830m/2723ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours:5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance:11km/7mi

The 4th day is a rest day at Namche Bazar, the largest Sherpa settlement renowned as the Khumbu region's tourist center. You can tour the town and take a quick trip to the surrounding locations like the Everest View Hotel or Khumjung village. Similarly, you can also check out the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the Sherpa way of life and culture.

  • Max. Altitude:3440m/11286 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss:440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours:1.5-2 Hours
  • Walking Distance:11km/7mi

After a rest day at Namche Bazaar, you'll hike to Pangboche (3930 m) the next day. The trail passes by Phunke Tenga, Tengboche, and Deboche before reaching Pangboche, where you'll spend the night. The Tengboche monastery at Tengboche highlights the 5th day of your 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek. You can take a brief tour of the sanctuary and introduce yourself to the monk lifestyle.

  • Max. Altitude:3930m/12894ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:490m/1608ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours:5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance:12km/7.5mi

Today is a long and tiring hike day from Pangboche to Thukla (4620 m). You ascend 700 meters of elevation on this day, but the surrounding views make the demanding hike worth it. You hike across Pheriche Pass and cross a small settlement at Pheriche before finally reaching today's destination. You sleep at a tea house in Thukla, also known as Dughla, after a delicious local meal.

  • Max. Altitude:4620m/15157ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:690m/2264ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours:3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance:7km/4.5mi

It's the day you've been waiting for. We finally make it to the Everest Base Camp after a challenging hike from Dughla. The rough mountainous terrain of the Everest region will test your strength. On this long day, you pass by Lobuche, Pyramid, and Lobuche Pass to reach Gorekshep, where you rest for a while. Then, we'll hike to the Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorekshep to stay the night after a brief exploration and photo session.

  • Max. Altitude:5164m/16942ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:544m/1785ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours:7-8 hours
  • Walking Distance:14km/9mi

We climb from Gorekshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) early in the morning to catch the sunrise. After taking in the magnificent Himalayan sunrise, we hike down to Gorekshep, where we have lunch before returning back through the same trekking trail. Pheriche is where we stop for dinner and stay. You'll see Mt. Everest and several other mountain peaks, such as Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and many more, from Kala Patthar.

  • Max. Altitude:4,270m/14,009ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain:3,86m/12,66ft
  • Elevation Loss:1,894m/6,217ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours:6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance:13km/8mi

Today we return to Namche on a more cozy descent through a rhododendron woodland. We have lunch at Tengboche while admiring the stunning views of Ama Dablam, luscious hills, and the river. After that, we travel to Namche, where we unwind and spend the night. The last night at Namche is usually spent celebrating your trek with good food and a few drinks (at your expense, though).

  • Max. Altitude:3,440m/11,286ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss:1,830m/6,004ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours:6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance:20km/12.5mi

Today is the final hiking day of your 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek. The walk is enjoyable except for a few brief ascents and a descent to the Bhote-Koshi River. You cross the river 3 times before arriving at Lukla, where you can relax and get ready to leave the Himalayas the next day.

  • Max. Altitude:2,840m/9,317ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss:6,00m/19,68ft
  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours:6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance:18km/11mi

Taking advantage of the clear morning weather at Lukla, you wake up early to depart to Kathmandu. Again, a short 30-minute mountain flight will take you back to the capital city. You'll be transferred to your hotel at Thamel by our airport representative. The rest of the day and evening is yours to enjoy. We'll meet you again for your farewell dinner in the evening.

We believe you had a pleasant trek to the Everest Base Camp. Please remember to leave a review on this 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek after completing the journey.


  • Max. Altitude:1,350m/4430ft
  • Meals:Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss:1,490m/48,88ft
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • International, domestic Airport transfers.
  • 2 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu on the last night.
  • First aid-kit with an oximeter.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.
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  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have single room in Kathmandu and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
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Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Maximum Elevation

While we are trekking to Everest Base Camp, the highest point we will reach is not the base camp itself. The maximum altitude during the 11 days Everest Base Camp trek happens to be Kala Patthar, located at the height of 5644 meters. The following morning after exploring the EBC, we ascend to Kala Patthar for a stunning sunrise view of Mount Everest and the surroundings. Actually, Kala Patthar, not base camp, is where you can see Mount Everest's entire face.

Difficulty Level

The 11 days Everest Base Camp Tailor-made itinerary has a medium level of difficulty. If this is your first experience trekking, especially on a trail across the Himalayas, you might find it a little challenging to finish, but it's still doable. The trail is narrow and rugged, with several uphill and downhill stretches, and you'll be walking for 6-8 hours each day.

Since we've reduced the number of hiking days for this short EBC trek of 11 days, it's more challenging than the standard 14 days itinerary because you have to walk more each day. It takes physical stamina and good health to participate in this excursion. Make sure to accustom your body to cardio to better prepare for the hike.


The motorable road hasn't yet made it to the Everest region. If you decide to go by road, you can take a local jeep up to Jiri and start your journey toward Lukla from there, although this lengthens the trek by a few days, which makes it impossible to finish the tour in 11 days.

Flying to Lukla, the entry point of the Everest region is the most popular method of getting to the Everest Base Camp. The flight over the mountains from Kathmandu to Lukla takes 30 minutes. In addition to a quick and comfortable journey, flying to Lukla allows you to take in the aerial perspective of the Himalayas.


Although you'll be staying in a 3-star hotel with complementary breakfast in Kathmandu, you'll have to spend the nights in mountain lodges or tea houses after departing on the trekking journey from Kathmandu. Except for a few well-developed towns, many lodges are maintained by locals and lack modern conveniences. But worry not; you'll get to sleep in a bed with a comfortable mattress, pillows, and warm blankets.

The rooms are available on a sharing basis. So, depending on the size of the room, a room is shared by 2–5 persons. However, you will get individual beds. Restrooms are usually equipped with Asian squat-style toilets and basic taps and are also shared by all the guests. Don't forget to carry your own toiletries for hygiene purposes.


What you eat while you're in Kathmandu is totally your choice as lunch and dinner in Kathmandu are not included in our price. There are plenty of restaurants serving multiple cuisines in Thamel, where you'll be staying.

You will be served all meals while hiking (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The menu at the tea house features a small selection of locally sourced, wholesome foods. The most typical meal is Daal Bhat, which includes rice, lentil soup, seasonal vegetables, salad, and pickles. It is an excellent source of all the macros required for your body during the hike. Other choices include Momo, noodles, tea, coffee, ginger tea, etc.

Drinking Water

We strongly believe in eco-tourism and encourage our visitors to travel responsibly. Instead of paying for plastic bottled water in tea shops, bring a bottle and fill it with hot water at the tea houses. A bottle with a built-in filtration system is the best to fill up with fresh water along the way. You can also purchase some filtering pills to make your water safer to drink.

Guides and Potters

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp doesn't require a guide compulsorily. But traveling with a guide makes your trip much more fruitful. We offer knowledgeable local guides who have completed multiple treks in the Everest region and have firsthand knowledge of the terrain, local customs, and weather patterns. We highly recommend you book our package, which comes with a guide's salary included in the price.

Likewise, we offer 1 potter for every 2 trekkers, and they can each carry a maximum of 12 kilos from one person. If you're an expert hiker who has spent weeks in high elevations, you might not require a potter, but given the difficult hiking trail, it's always preferable to hire potters.

Permits Required

To start this 11 days Everest Base Camp trip, you need two permits from the designated authorities. Decentralization has led to the requirement of a new permit framework in the Everest Region. It is no longer necessary to acquire a Trekker Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

To visit the Everest region, you need the following two permits:

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit for NPR 3000 (available in Monjo or Kathmandu)

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit for NPR 2000 (issuable only in Lukla)


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