The 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek is even more affordable and a lot quicker. Unlike the 14 days and 12 days trek, trekkers will not be exploring the Namche region and Dingboche for acclimation to save time. Therefore, this trek would be recommended to those who have experience of climbing mountains of higher elevations.
The trek is quick, but this doesn’t mean you will miss out on the treasures of the Everest Region. The trek starts after a quick and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. And from there, trekkers will make their way to Phakding. From Phakding, we make an ascent o Namche Bazaar crossing several bridges on the way. After that, we make our way to the villages of Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. After that, we head on a rocky and challenging path to EBC via Gorakshep. We will also visit Kala Patthar for outstanding views of Everest and other Himalayan marvels.
The trek offers ample views and experiences as any other trekking route to Everest. So, if a short and affordable trip to EBC is what you are looking for then this it!
Our guide will pick you up early in the morning and escort you to the airport for an early morning scenic flight to Lukla. There, we will meet up with the rest of the team and begin our trek. We descend towards the Cheplung village. At Cheplung we get to see beautiful views of Mt. Khumbila. Mount Khumbila (5761m) also known as “God of Khumbu”. Overnight in Phakding.
Today, we’ll be covering a height of over 800 meters and that too mostly on the last part of the trail. Also, we will be crossing through loads of long suspension bridges over the Dudhkoshi River. The first part of trail is easy, we cross the Dudkoshi and walk along the path west of the river. We pass through pine forests and small villages along the way. For the last part of the trek, we climb a steep incline to reach the Hillary Bridge. We then continue hiking up a steep path leading up to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
With a good breakfast checked off the list, we will prepare to trek up to the renowned Tengboche monastery at Tengboche village. The early parts of the hike up to Tengboche is pleasant, with loads of opportunities to get good pictures of the beautiful Himalayan landscape. As we approach the last part of the trail, things turn steep! The last few kilometers until we reach Tengboche has the most height gain. Overnight in Tengboche.
The first part of the trail is relatively moderate with river crossings along wooden bridges, climbing up large steps through colorful gateways, and the ever-existing views of the Himalayas. You will pass through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. The climb to Dingboche begins once we reach the Imja Valley and the Lobuche River. The trek to Dingboche is as picturesque as the village itself. Overnight at Dingboche.
We continue on the trail along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and pass by stone memorials for climbers who perished in the mountains. We ascent further as we move towards the Lobuche village which is nestled under the massive Lobuche peak. Overnight at a guesthouse.
The trail to Gorak Shep is rocky and makes it difficult to walk quickly. We move along the Khumbu glacier. Once Gorak Shep is reached, we head for EBC. The trail to EBC is also very rocky as well. Nonetheless, the views are just way to awesome. You can see the mighty Khumbu Ice fall, the upper part of the Khumbu glacier, stunning views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori, and many other Himalayan giants from EBC. We will head back to spend the night in Gorak Shep after EBC. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
We walk up a slope admiring great views of Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains heading towards Kala Patthar. It is on top of Kala Patthar where we can see the best view of Mount Everest. After spending some time at Kala Pathhar, we head back down to Gorak Shep and from there down to Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.
We descend through rhododendron, juniper and pine forests, at one-point crossing over the Dudh Koshi over a wooden bridge. Twisting and turning through the woods we finally make it to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
After an intial rocky patch, it’s a quick descent, crossing several suspensions bridges on the way, until we reach our destination. We will also be passing by many monasteries, too. And finally, we make it back to Lukla. This will be the last day in the mountains! Time to rest, reflect and relax! Overnight in Lukla.
We will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu, where we can do some last-minute souvenir shopping and some celebration! You can also check out some other places in Kathmandu, we will be assisting you with that as well.