Imagine yourself getting lost in the captivating wonders of the Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas. There can be nothing more wonderful than trekking in the wilderness amidst high soaring, snow-capped mountains. Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days is such an incredible adventure trekking trip that takes you to the base of the highest mountain in the world.
Trekking through the trail that passes amidst mountain peaks, cultural villages, glacial rivers, and lovely vegetation is certainly an experience to take at least once in a lifetime. The view of the mountain peaks like Thamserku, AmaDablam, and several other mountains in addition to the 8,000 meters Lhotse and Everest makes this trip incredibly enchanting.
Everest is also the region where the Sherpa community, the climbing heroes, lives. Trekking to the Everest base camp is also an opportunity to know the culture and lifestyle of these brave high-altitude heroes who make mountaineering possible. Apart from the culture and the mountains, you can also learn about the influence of Buddhism in the region. Thousands of trekkers trek to the Everest base camp every year as it keeps alluring people enjoying the magnificence.
Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days
- While you are on this beautiful trekking to Everest base camp, you will get to enjoy the following.
- Adventure Trek in the Everest region
- Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
- Amazing views of the Himalayan peaks in the Everest region
- Beautiful Himalayan trekking experience
- The joy of being at the Everest Base Camp
- Panoramic view with never-seen-before sunrise over Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar
Check the itinerary for the trek
Flying from Kathmandu.
Day 01: Kathmandu – Lukla 2,860m – Phakding 2,610m
We get ready early in the morning for our flight to Lukla. We are going to set foot in the marvelous Everest region. A short and beautiful flight lands us at Lukla airstrip where incredible mountain views welcome us to the charming mountain region.
As soon as we come out of the airport, we get ready to begin the trekking journey. We are trekking to Phakding today on a gentle and easy trail that takes us past chhortens, mani walls, prayer flags, etc. to let us know that the region has a big influence on Buddhism. We reach Phakiding on the bank of Dudh Koshi River to stay overnight.
Day 02: Phakding – Namche Bazar 3,440m
We are going to enter Sagarmatha national park on our trek to Namche Bazar today. As we hit the trail from Phakding, we follow the river and cross in many different places over suspension bridges. Once we check at the national park checkpoint at Monjo, we continue walking towards the destination. Although the trail today gives us a pretty tough challenge of traversing uphill trail, we go on a gentle pace to ease the challenge. Bustling Namche Bazar certainly welcomes us for an overnight stay.
Day 03: Namche Bazar – Tengboche 3,860m
On the third day of the Everest base camp trek 10 days, our destination is Tengboche. The first section of the trek goes uphill and becomes gentler before it descends to a mountain stream. After crossing the stream, it goes steeply uphill towards Tengboche. Tengboche is a small and beautiful settlement which also has great views of mountain peaks. The Buddhist monastery there, famously known as Tengboche Monastery, is a rich example of Buddhist cultural traditions prevalent in the region. We explore the monastery and surroundings and spend overnight here.
Day 04: Tengboche – Dingboche 4,410m
We wake up for a lovely morning and relish our breakfast with the view of the mountains given that it’s a fine morning. We are trekking to Dingboche today so we embark on the adventure walk of the day. The trail goes amidst the high towering mountains and passes Pangboche village. We cross a mountain river along the trail to start the uphill challenge. The trail goes pretty much uphill after Pangboche up to Dingboche. Dingboche is a beautiful settlement with tea houses and views of mountain peaks.
Day 05: Dingboche – Lobuche 4,940m
Our overnight place today is Lobuche and we trek there through a rugged mountain trail filled with glacial moraine, huge boulders, and bare landscape. Captivating views of mountains certainly accompany us along the trail. Our pace gets slower as we trek higher and we can clearly feel the shortage of oxygen level in the air. So, we try to walk at a gentle pace to adjust to the high-altitude climate. We trek past Thukla where we also see a lot of memorial chhortens and eventually reach Lobuche to stay overnight.
Day to reach the Everest Base Camp
Day 06: Lobuche – Gorakshep 5,142m – Everest Base Camp 5,364m
We are going to trek all the way to Everest base camp today. We wake up early in the morning; take our breakfast and quickly get ready for the adventure of the day. With the excitement of reaching the Everest base camp, we set out on the trek of the day. We reach Gorakshep and stop for the lunch. Gorakshep is also our overnight place for the day so we check into our lodge. Later after lunch, we get ready to trek to the Everest base camp. A gradual ascension through the boulder-strewn path takes us to the epic base camp of the highest mountain in the world.
We enjoy our moments there for a while; take pictures and exploit the most out of the time. The view from the base camp is certainly breathtaking. Later, we trek back to Gorakshep to stay overnight.
Day 07: Gorakshep – Kalapatthar 5,545m – Pheriche 4,371m
We have an early morning wake-up today as we have to start the hike to Kalapatthar before the break of dawn to reach there for sunrise. The early morning challenge of an uphill hike brings us such a rewarding view that makes our day. Breathtaking panoramic views of Mt. Everest and other mountains in the range and sunrise over those mighty peaks make this place a wonderland where we can enjoy the magical mountain marvels.
Later we trek back down to our lodge in Gorakshep to have our breakfast and start trekking to Pheriche, the destination for the day. After enjoying the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar moments, we are now on our return trip down towards Lukla.
Day 08: Pheriche – Namche 3,440m
On our trek along and amongst the magnificent mountains, we are trekking down to Namche Bazar today.
Day 09: Namche – Lukla 2,860m
We trek back to Lukla today to finish the trekking journey. We trek past Phakding village; encounter the Dudh Koshi River along the trail and eventually reach Lukla. On the final day of the trek, we can celebrate the beautiful adventure.
We see off our trekking potters here today thanking them for all the help they provided to make our trip possible.
Day 10: Lukla – Kathmandu 1,400m
We will wake up early for our flight back to Kathmandu. We say goodbye to the serene and magnificent mountains and board the flight to come back to the city civilization. The rest of the afternoon in Kathmandu will be at leisure. Walking around the streets of Kathmandu; doing souvenir shopping; finding a massage or relaxing at the hotel can be easy ways to spend time.
We are also taking you for the farewell dinner and to celebrate the successful completion of the Everest base camp trek 10 days tonight.
Facts of the Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days
Knowing the trip in summary, here are a few facts about the trek.
- Trip Starts and finishes: Kathmandu
- Trekking starts and finishes: Lukla
- Total Days: 10
- Region: Everest
- Maximum Elevation: 5,545m
- Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, lodges during the trekking days
- Difficulty Level: Strenuous
- Daily Average Trekking Hours: 6 hours