10 days Kathmandu Everest Base Camp Trek is a short way to Mt Everest base camp/EBC, the highest mountain in the world. Hike on a great Himalayan terrain of watching multiple majestic mountain peaks like Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, meeting great Sherpa people, famous for mountaineering and climbing.
The Everest Base Camp Trek 10 days from Kathmandu is a challenging trek. So, you should be physically fit and strong, and also ready to walk 6 to 8 hours on ascending and descending trail everyday. Previous trekking experience is helpful to enjoy this trek. No technical climbing and other special abilities require.
Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Trek begins from from Kathmandu with a wonderful flight to Lukla. We then trek to Phakding, Namche bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, climb Kalapatthar, visit Everest base camp and return to Lukla to get flight back to Kathmandu again.
In 10 day trek to Everest Base Camp/EBC, you will spend considerable time at an altitude between 2800m and 5500m which makes the trek more strenuous. A physical training is nice to start at least three months before the Everest base camp trek. Hence, Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp Trek gives you a fantastic trekking experience that last forever in a lifetime.
We also have 14 days Mt Everest Base Camp Trek if 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek is not suitable for you. The EBC trek highly recommends for fittest young trekkers. Kathmandu EBC is a tea house trek means lodge to lodge trek. You will sleep and eat at tea house lodges during the trek. If you have further query for this trek, please feel free to write us. We are ready 24 hours a day and 7 days in a week.
Why Kathmandu Everest Base Camp Trek
- Stand face-to-face with Mt. Everest and experience Everest Base Camp itself
- Kala Patthar at 5,600 meters, a vantage point providing fantastic views of majestic peaks such as Nuptse, Lhotse, and Mount Everest
- Great trekking trail and excellent mountain landscapes
Day 01 Kathmandu to Phakding(2600m, 6-8 km)
6/8 hours AP Plan -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Basis Teahouse Lodge
Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 02Trek to Namche (3440m, 12-15 km)
6/7 hours AP Plan -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Basis Teahouse Lodge
Breakfast and trek for 6/7 hour to Namche bazzar. The end leg of the trek goes steep uphill to Namche.
Day 03Namche to Tengboche (3860m)
5/6 hours AP Plan -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Basis Teahouse Lodge
Breakfast and trek for 5/6 hours to Tengboche monastery.
Day 04Tengboche to Dingboche (4400m)
5/6 hours AP Plan -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Basis Teahouse Lodge
Trek for 5/6 hour to Dingboche, and almost uphill trek.
Day 05Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
5/6 hours trek, 11 km hike. AP plan -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Basis Teahouse Lodge
Trek for 5/6 hours to Dingboche.
Day 06 Lobuche to Gorakshep
5/6 hours trek AP Plan -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Basis Teahouse Lodge
Trek to Gorakshep (5140 m) and day trip to Everest Base Camp
Day 07Gorakshep to Pangboche
5/6 hours trek. AP Plan -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Basis Teahouse Lodge
Hike to Kalapatthar and Trek to Pheriche/Panboche (4230m)
Day 08Pheriche/Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3500m)
5/6 hours trek, 11 km walk. AP Plan -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Basis Teahouse Lodge
Trek downhill for 5/6 hour to Namche Bazaar.
Day 09Namche Bazaar to Lukla(3440m)
5/6 hours trek, 12 km. AP Plan -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Basis Teahouse Lodge
Breakfast and down trek for 5/6 hours to Lukla.
Day 10Lukla to Kathmandu(1300m)
11 km ,5/6 hours trek AP Plan -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Basis Teahouse Lodge
Breakfast and get a flight back to Kathmandu.
- Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
- Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu before and after trek we can book as per your request.
- Round Trip Flight cost - Lukla/Kathmandu/Lukla of client and guide.
- Basic twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
- 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- English Speaking guide and all his expenses during the trek like flight, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation.
- All Trekking permit - Sagarmatha National Park Fee, Local government tax and TIMS card.
- All government taxes, vat, company service charge.
What's not included?
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Travel Insurance in case of emergencey for rescue and other medication.
- Nepal visa fee
- All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
- All personal trekking equipmenets like down jacket and sleeping bag etc.
- Porter to carry your backpack/luggage.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee
- Upgraded lodge accommodation like room with private toilet and bathroom.
- All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
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Trek Accommodation will be basic tea houses for boarding/lodging.This is the most popular style of trekking. Tea houses are essentially small hotels find in local villages that offer both a place to sleep as well as home cooked meals. Rooms are typically shared with 2 trekkers. Bathrooms are shared with running cold water and western style toilets. Also the hot shower is available but you need to pay extra cost for it.
Trekkers can choose meals from menus at the tea houses. Typical meals on EBC trek includes omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, momo, vegetarian curries, pizza or chow mein. The traditional Nepali Dal Bhat which consists of rice, lentils, and a vegetable is all you can eat and always a good choice. Meat on the mountain is not hygienic and we suggest trekkers stick with vegetarian options.
There is not a problem for vegetarian food and in fact we recommend that everyone stick with a vegetarian diet on the trek as the local meat is not refrigerated properly. If you have special dietary requirements just let us know and we will make sure to assist with the proper menu.
Proper preparation and equipment will give you a great trekking experience. It is also possible to buy/rent trekking gear at affordable price in Kathmandu and Pokhara Nepal. Below is the recommended trekking equipment list for comfortable everest base camp trek.
Day trek pack
Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Headlamp with extra batteries
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Trekking Poles (optional)
Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears)/Balaclava
Insulated Wool/Down Mittens
Moisture wicking long sleeve T-shirts (2)
Moisture wicking T-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece/Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Trekking Pants (2)
Gore Tex Waterproof Jacket with hood
Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
Hiking boots with ankle support
Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
Hiking socks (10)
Sock Liners (optional)
Sleeping bag rated to -20° degree centigrade
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sleeping bag stuff sack
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for daypack
Dry Bags in several sizes
Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
First Aid Kit/Toiletries
Advil or Ibuprofen
Diamox (for altitude sickness)
Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
Panty Liners and Tampons
Ear plugs for sleeping
Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
One Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper
Well, you are the first time trekkers in the Himalayas, and also no previous trekking experience. You can also trek to Everest base camp if you are physically fit.
Well, we are taking small mountain flight to Lukla in a small aircraft. This is 16 seats small airplane. So, please travel as light as you can. You can take 10 kg baggage and 5 kg hand bag. In total 15 kg weight is recommended for the EBC trek.
Yes, all most all the tea house provides electricity supply on the trail. There will be solar power light where there is no electricity like in Gorakshep and Lobuche.
Yes, Travel insurance is compulsory for this trek as we trek in the Himalayas. Your travel insurance need to cover emergency medication and helicopter rescue in case of emergency.
Trek to Everest Base Camp is possible throughout the year. Yet, Autumn, Spring and Winter is recommended for the trek. Autumn and Spring is the best time of year trekking to Everest Base Camp Nepal.
Well, and if someone get sick on the trail to Everest Base Camp. Your guide will send back to the lower elevation with assistant guide or porter, and the rest of group member will continue your trek up to Everest Base Camp. In emergency and serious case, we do rescue by helicopter to Kathmandu good hospital for treatment.
The trek is very short and tough. So, you would need to be physically fit and well prepared. For this, you can jogging regularly, gym, yoga and weekend hiking. It helps to keep you fit and fine for EBC trek.
There will minimum 2 people to maximum 12 people in the group. The group form of different nationalities and different ages people ranges from 18 to 50 year old travelers.
Of course, the trek is very tough and hard as this is a high altitude trek. We trek ups and downs trail in the mountain terrains. The trek starts from at an altitude of 2800m to maximum 5500m, the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.
Yes and of course, you can get internet and telephone on the trail to Everest Base Camp. There will be a good mobile network reception on the trail. It is nice to buy data package with sim card in Kathmandu before this trek.
Paying hot shower facility is available during the trek. The hot shower cost ranges from USD 5 to USD 7.
Credit card is not recommended on the trek, as there is no ATM Machine on the trail. You can use your credit only in Kathmandu. It is nice to carry hand cash in Nepalese rupees for the trek.
You can leave your items that is not necessary for the trek at you hotel. Every Hotels in Kathmandu has free luggage store facility. If not in hotel you can also store at our office too.