Everest Base Camp Trek 10 days is popular by the name Short Everest Base Camp Trek. This short trek will take you to the remote villages of the Everest region. Everest Base Camp Trek 10 days is suitable for those who have a busy schedule but still want to trek. Our standard itinerary is 14 days which includes one day acclimatize day in Namche Bazar.
It is one of the most popular and challenging treks of Nepal. Despite the difficulties of this trek, it has been the all-time favorite of the adventure-loving tourists. Everest Base Camp trek starts from Lukla which is the gateway to the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest.
In this short trek, you will get to explore the natural beauty of the Everest region as well as the local lifestyle of the people living in the Himalayan region. Everest Base Camp trek 10 days will give you a lifetime of experience.
Everest Base Camp Trek 10 days with Exciting Nepal will provide you with proper guidance and counseling. You do not have to worry about your trip. We can also customize your trip.
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Trip Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek 10 day
- Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
- Scenic view of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest along with other its neighboring peaks.
- Visit Sagarmatha National Park, one of UNESCO world heritage sites.
- Exploring the largest Buddhist monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery.
- Exploring Sherpa people of the Everest region and its culture and tradition.
- Khumbu glacier and icefall along the trails to Everest Base Camp.
- Hike up to Everest Kala Patthar where you can have beautiful mountain views.
- Exploring Namche Bazar where you can buy souvenirs for your friends and family.
- Experiencing one of the most thrilling adventures.
- Exploring beautiful Sherpa villages such as Tengboche and Dingboche.
Outline itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek 10 days
Day 01: Kathmandu – Lukla, and trek to Phakding (2,562m, 35 min flight, 8 km, 3-4 hrs)
Day 02: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m, 10 km, 5-6 hrs treks)
Day 03: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m, 10km, 5-6 hrs)
Day 04: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,360m, 5-6 hrs, 8km)
Day 05: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m, 4-5 hrs, 7 km)
Day 06: Lobuche – Gorakshep (5,160m) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m) Gorakshep (7-8 hrs, 15 km)
Day 07: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5,545m) – Pheriche (4,280m, 15km, 7-8 hrs)
Day 08: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (3,440m, 15km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 09: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,642m, 18km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 10: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m, 35 min flight)
What is the Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days?
Everest Base Camp Trek means trekking to the base camp of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. The trek itself is challenging and one of the most difficult treks in Nepal. However, the trek is doable in every season. But, for more easy and comfortable 10 days trek, it would best to travel during the autumn and spring seasons.
Autumn marks the end of the summer season in Nepal. September, October, and November fall in this season. Since autumn is the end of summer, it is neither too hot nor too cold but with a perfect amount of heat for trekking. The weather and temperature of the Everest region during September- October is appropriate for trekking. It is usually warm during the day and a bit cold at night.
Autumn is one of the peak seasons for Everest Base Camp trek. You may see many trekkers along the same route to the Everest Base Camp.
Spring is the end of winter in Nepal. Spring falls in the month of March, April, and May in Nepal. At this time, you enjoy to see the new plants grow and flowers bloom. You can see rhododendrons blooming in the hills as you walk to the Everest Base Camp.
Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons and the second best time for trekking in Nepal. The temperature of the Everest region during spring is warm and humid with the perfect amount of wind suitable for trekking. You might expect some light rainfall in late May too.
10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulties
There are various factors that determine the difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp trek. Some of them are as follows:
Altitude of Everest Base Camp
The highest point of Everest Base Camp trek is at Everest Kala Patthar which is at the altitude of 5500 meters. You will start your trek from Lukla which is at the height above 3000 meters. Trekking from the lowest point to reaching the highest at Kala Patthar, you may have some difficulty. There are ups and downs along the trail which might be quite challenging for you especially if you are a beginner.
The distance of Everest Base Camp Trek
The length of the Everest Base Camp trek is 130 kilometers. For this, you may have to walk 10 kilometers a day. If you are someone who is used to walking 6-7 hours a day, you can easily complete this trek.
Covering a distance of 10-15 kilometers a day might be tiring sometimes. You may also have to climb uphill which can be tiring sometimes. But, do not worry. With proper training, you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp.
Chances of altitude sickness are high when trekking to Everest Base Camp. As you trek to a high altitude, the amount of oxygen in the air becomes thinner. You may face difficulty in breathing. If you see any symptoms of altitude sickness such as nausea, vomiting, and headache, you should immediately descend to a lower altitude.
Trekking in Summer and Winter season
With proper training, the Everest Base Camp trek is doable in all seasons. But, for a less challenging trek, it would be wise to avoid trekking during summer and winter. Summer and winter seasons are one of the least preferred time of the year for Everest Base Camp trek.
During summer, the temperature of the Everest region may not be too suitable for trekking. You may also see some melting of ice during this time. During monsoon, heavy rain falls which may ruin your trekking experience. The path may also be muddy and slippery which involves difficulty while walking. Likewise, during winter the temperature of the Everest region may fall below 0 degrees at the night time. Some of the paths might be blocked because of snow. So trekking in summer and winter makes the trek more challenging.
Everest Base Camp Trek 10 days Packing List
Packing list for Everest Base Camp Trek depends upon the time of the year you will be traveling and for how many days. Some of the basic packing list for Everest Base Camp trek 10 days are as follows:
- A pair of hiking boots
- A pair of woolen socks
- Trekking trouser
- A couple of t-shirts
- Fleece jackets
- Down jackets
It is always better to bring your own toiletries. You cannot be really sure if the teahouses and lodges are going to provide you with proper toilet facilities.
- Toilet papers
- Cotton towel
First Aid Kit
It will always be a smart idea to carry a first aid kit with you when traveling especially trekking. You never know when you will hurt or injure yourself while trekking.
- Diamox tablets
- Antiseptic creams
- Antibiotic ointment
- Mosquito repellent cream
- Vicks vapor rub
- Safety pins
- tampons/ sanitary pads
- batteries/ chargers
- tents/ sleeping bags if camp trekking
Cost of 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek
There are different factors that determine the cost of Everest Base Camp trek. The cost depends upon the travel packages you choose, cost of permits, travel insurance cost, and cost of food and accommodation.
The cost increases as per the extras. If you wish to hire a guide and a porter the cost increases accordingly. They will charge you 20$-30$ a day for making your trek comfortable. Exciting Nepal provides you with 10 days Everest Base Camp trek package at $1180 per person. This cost includes your accommodation and food at teahouse during your trek, private transportation and flights, and all of your trekking permits.
10 days Everest Base Camp Trek package does not include your personal expenses. If you wish to stay in a luxury hotel, your cost will increase accordingly. So, for a cheap and affordable trek, you can always minimize your trekking expenses.
Some Tips For 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
- Walking slowly is one of the keys for high altitude trekking. It is always best to saunter and not rush while you trek. This will also save you from getting possible injuries.
- Respite between your trek. Do not walk continuously for many hours straight. This might cause a lot of pressure on your feet and make you tired.
- Keep sipping water from your water bottle. Remember, drinking too much water may not be good while trekking. Just keep yourself hydrated.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while trekking to a higher altitude.
- Check out weather forecast before you leave for trekking.
- Choose your appropriate time for Everest Base Camp trek.
- Carry proper trekking gears according to the time of the year you will be trekking.
- Carry some snacks or energy bars so that you can treat yourself while trekking.
- It would be better if you take some physical training before trekking to the Everest Base Camp.
- Carry a hot water bottle which has a filter too. You may not know if you have to collect the water from local taps or even natural resources like rivers and streams.
10 days Everest Base Camp trek is one of the shortest treks to do in the Everest region of Nepal. Within this short 10 days, you can explore a lot of the Everest region. Everest Base Camp trek 10 days is for those who do not want any acclimatization and rest day. For this, you should also be physically fit and healthy. Although the trip is short, the memories you collect will be for a lifetime.
If you are planning on trekking to the Everest Base Camp but have a busy schedule, the 10 days Everest Base Camp Package would be best for you. Exciting Nepal can provide you with various other Everest Base Camp packages if you want. You can always come to us if you have any confusions. Contact us. We will be happy to serve and help our customers.