Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek

“Mount Everest” is known throughout the globe as the world’s highest peak, towering in the Himalaya mountains in Nepal. Our Everest Base Camp Trek 11 days is a short tailor-made trip for those people who have a busy schedule. Yet are keen to put their foot at the base of the highest mountain in the world.

This trek leads you to 5364 m, Kala Patthar which is very challenging but at the same time adventurous. We also organize Everest Base Camp 14 days and Everest Base Camp 12 days treks.

However, this short EBC trek, is more adventurous and achieves a way to get to the mighty Everest Base Camp. To do this trek needs to be physically and mentally fit. This trek requires great physical stamina and good determination as you’ll be taking very few rests.

But we can promise that this trek will certainly cover for the difficulties with its spectacular scenery. As you get to see stunning views of various mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and many more.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is likely the most thrilling and beautiful adventure in the Nepalese Himalaya. Taking you through lush valleys and remote Sherpa villages, the path winds between snow-capped peaks which will leave you completely mesmerized.

If you’re fit and have some past hiking experience than this 11-day Everest base camp trek is perfect!

Outline Itinerary of 11-day Everest Base Camp Trek

DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu1400 m-
Day 2Fly to Lukla , trek to Phakding2651 m3 - 4 hours
Day 3Trek to Namche Bazaar3438 m6 hours
Day 4Trek to Tengboche3870 m5 hours
Day 5Trek to Dingboche4360 m5 - 6 hours
Day 6Trek to Lobuche4940 m5 - 6 hours
Day 7Trek to Everest Base Camp and Back to Gorakshep5364 m / 5170 m6 - 7 hours
Day 8Visit Kala-patthar and Trek back to Pheriche5545 m / 4288 m7 - 8 hours
Day 9Trek to Namche Bazaar3440 m6 - 7 hours
Day 10Trek to Lukla2860 m6 - 7 hours
Day 11Fly back to Kathmandu1400 m25 minutes
Day 12Fly to home

Detailed Itinerary of 11-day Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport after completing your custom formalities Visa, etc. pick up your luggage and look for our airport representative from Himalaya Discovery, who will display your name on the board at the arrival gate. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel by private tourist vehicle.

 Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 2,610m
Approx. walking hours: 4 hrs.

You will take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Surely, you’ll keep engaged with the amazing views of spectacular mountains entire flying time.

You will head towards Phakding after landing at Lukla and taking a short rest, following the Dudh Koshi River and cross a suspension bridge. You’ll see chorten, mani stone and the buddhist peace flags on the trail.

You’ll start viewing beautiful mountains like Karyolung, Nupla, and Gongla on this first day trial. You’ll take some rest for a tea break or lunch break at several stops. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Altitude: 3,445m
Approx. walking hours: 6 hrs.

On 3rd day, after breakfast you will head towards one of major rest areas, Namche Bazaar.

The trail involves high climbing and steep steps through impressive forest, crossing river by swaying bridges.

After long day hiking and reaching at Namche Bazaar, you will fall in love with the sight of golden mountains at the sunset moment. Trust me the view is going to be truly amazing! You will be compelled to forget all of your tiredness. Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Day 4: Trek to Tengboche

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Altitude: 3,860m
Approx. walking hours: 5 hrs.

The fourth day of trekking starts across narrow trails with another early start (around 7 am).  You will stop at several places on the trail to get the magnificent views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Tabuchi, Mt. Thamserku etc.

After a few hours of walking, trails take you through rhododendron forest to the hilltop village of Tengboche.

Tengboche is famous for Khumbu region’s largest monastery i.e. Tengboche Monastery. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 4: Trek to Dingboche

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Altitude: 4,360 m
Approx. walking hours: 4 hrs.

On the fifth day, the trek starts as first descend via the rhododendron forests and then gradual uphill climbs. After you climb dozens and dozens mani stones, you will get to Pangboche first.

Again, the trail ascended to Dingboche and past Shomare and Orsho, and you’ll spend your night here at Dingboche.

Dingboche is popular for yak grazing in a summer settlement. On the way to Dingboche you will see many yaks grazing over a cliff slope. The beautiful mountain views such as Lhotse, Amadablam, and Taboche will be beyond your expectations.

Day 5: Trek to Lobuche

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Altitude: 4,930m
Approx. walking hours: 5 hrs.

On the sixth day, the trek takes via tiny upwards climb and you will walk into grassland area.

A steep hike will take you to the Lobuche pass, after crossing the suspension bridge to Thukla. You’ll see many colorful peace flags, Khagan Chorten, and a cemetery ground with hundreds of cairn memorials for all those who died on the mountain.

In addition, Lobuche offers some stunning mountain views. Also, there is a high-altitude research center which can assist with communication for the rescue operation.

Day 6: Trek to Gorak-shep and Everest Base Camp

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 5,346 m (EBC) and 5,160 m, Gorak Shep
Approx. walking hours: 7 hrs.

On the seventh day, you will finally be at the base camp to be proud and excited to get near the top of the world.

After all your dream is fulfilled to be on the top of the world! Today’s trek will be smoothly back and forwards. First, you will head towards to Gorak-shep over its wide trails and also with the view of the Khumbu glacier and mountain ranges.

Upon reaching Gorakshep, taking some rest you will visit Everest Base Camp, the main attraction of this trip.

The main highlight of the day is almost all mountain views including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbutse, and more.

After celebrating some amazing moments at Everest Base Camp, you will be back to Gorak Shep. Overnight at Gorak Shep.

Day 7: Trek up to Kala Pathar and back to Pheriche

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 5,545m (Kala Patthar) and 4,280 m, Pheriche
Approx. walking hours: 7 hrs.

Today, early in the morning, you will hike up to Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar 360º of stunning views mountain views along with Khumbu Glacier will look incredible.

Your breath is really taken away after you reach the Kala Patthar viewpoint! In fact, you ‘re going to see Mt. Everest close and personal once more.

You will go back to Gorak Shep and then descends to Pheriche once you are done by enjoying the mountains. Pheriche is a lovely valley that is surrounded by Rocky Mountains and hills. Overnight at Pheriche.

Day 8: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude: 3,445m
Approx. walking hours: 6 hrs.

You will trek back to Namche Bazaar on the ninth day. Once more, you will come across the tree line and go down the same route following the Koshi river Dudh. For a tea break and lunch break you will stop at a different place.

You cross the suspension bridge again and pass through pine and rhododendron forests. Here you can see the ideal mountain scenery. The trekking trail via passing different Mani wall, Stupas and Chorten. Then, you will reach Namche Bazaar and spend the rest of the night.

Day 9: Trek back to Lukla

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Approx. walking hours: 7 hrs.

On the tenth day of your trek, you will return down to the small airstrip at Lukla, where you will take your flight back to Kathmandu. The trek continues along the Dudh Koshi river with past 10 days of trekking flashback.

You’ll arrive at Lukla after a long trek, possibly 7 hours. Once you reach Lukla, you can celebrate your success and enjoy your incredible journey. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to your hotel.

Today, you’ll take your beautiful flight back to Kathmandu. Yet again saying a heartfelt goodbye to the majestic Himalayas. Finally, you will land at the airport in Kathmandu, and transfer to your hotel.

Day 12: Fly to home

The trip concludes! We will drop you off at the airport according to your flight schedule.

Everest Base Camp Trek

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How Difficult is the Trek to Everest Base Camp?

Hiking from the starting point at 2,850 m / 9,000 ft and climbing up to 5,364m/ 17,500 ft is not really an easy challenge, and it is more strenuous than technically difficult. You don’t need any special skills or gear like ropes and crampons, just a lot of stamina. You don’t go climbing Mount Everest, remember!

Everest Base Camp Trek – Required Documents and Permits

A permit (National Park Entry) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card are required to enter the Sagarmatha National Park and trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. If you’re on a guided trip, the guide company will typically take care of getting the permit and TIMS card for you.

You can get your TIMS card on your own at offices of the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or at the national park entrance that you will pass through during your trek. Bring a high-quality photocopy of your passport and 2 passport photos.

Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation & Facilities

You will stay in guesthouse / lodges throughout the trek. Private rooms are available. At higher altitudes, the rooms are dormitory style. Toilets are shared and the guesthouse provides blankets

Showers, Wi-Fi and battery recharging will set you back anywhere between 3 – 4 USD.

How Much Does it Cost to Do the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The most popular way to arrange a trek to Everest Base Camp. The costs range per person from USD 1200 up to USD 1800 for an average 10 to 16 days trek.

Price Includes: Round trip flight from and to Kathmandu, permits, accommodation, meals, but costs do not include: insurance, visa, personal equipment, drinks.

The advantage of booking a package trip to Everest Base Camp is that everything is taken care of for you. Accommodation will be booked ahead, meals will be paid for and arranged. You should get to meet your guide before the trip. The negatives if you prefer high-class accommodation you will still be paying for this.

What is the Best Time of Year to Go to Everest Base Camp?

Autumn Season: September October – November: this is Nepal’s peak and the best time to go trekking.

Spring Season: February – March – April: this is the end of the dry season and also the second-best time of year to go trekking.

Winter Season: December – January: the skies are clear but night it can get very cold.

Summer / Monsoon Season: May – June: this is Nepal’s hot season and it can get very warm indeed. June – September: this is Monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal.

Final Say

All of the above-mentioned trekking hours are estimated and you can use this as a rough guide.

Please note the weather is unpredictable in the Himalayan region. Thus, the domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla may be delayed or even cancelled for a day or more. So, it is easier to add a few additional days before and after your trek.

Although it doesn’t happen during the high trekking seasons (October to November and March to May), you need to plan accordingly.

I hope you find this information useful. We can also customize your trip accordingly and prepare a tailor-made itinerary. For more inquiries please feel free to contact us.

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