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 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 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.