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Short Everest Base Camp Trek – 10 Days

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Trek Duration 10 Days
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Best Time October /November and march / April
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Mode of Trip Lodges / Tea-House
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Maximum Elevation 5354 m,
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Group Size 2-12
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Trek Destination Everest Base camp & Kalapather


We, at Adventure Great Himalaya, are excited to present to you our 10-day Short Everest Base Camp trek itinerary. This condensed option is tailored for adventurous trekkers with robust physical fitness and previous trekking experience.

Despite its shorter duration, the 10-day Short Everest Base Camp trek promises the same awe-inspiring enjoyment and stunning Himalayan vistas as our standard 12-day package. The key distinction lies in the pace; this expedited itinerary involves a swifter ascent to Everest Base Camp and ascent of Kala Patthar without the typical acclimatization period.

The short Everest base camp  trek 10 days  begin from Lukla. After 45-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu stands the Tenzing Hilary Airport. In the same way, the trek continues through Namche Bazaar and enters into the Khumbu Region where you will experience the lifestyle of the Tibetan-influenced Sherpa community.

During the 10 days EBC Trek  you will also be passing through the Sagarmatha National park and serene sub-Alpine forests with massive traces of rhododendron trees. As you ascend in altitude, the greenery decreases and you start getting surrounded by mountains, glaciers and the melting ice rivers. Eventually, you make way to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar viewpoint to awe in the grandeur of the Everest and its neighboring peaks.

10 Days Short  Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulties

The 10-day EBC trek can be considered a moderately hard trek. Though there are no technical challenges on the trial, some factors tend to increase the difficulty level of the trek.

Limited Availability of Flight

All of the aircraft on the Kathmandu Lukla route are usually reserved at the busiest times of the year, which means that in order to begin the trip, you will need to drive from Kathmandu to Manthali in the wee hours of the morning. After arriving in Manthali, you will eventually be able to travel to Lukla on a thrilling 20-minute flight. However, these circumstances won’t occur if you book the flights early.

No Additional Acclimatization Day

Additionally, the trek is initially a time-constrained trek with no separate acclimatization day. So, you won’t have enough time to adapt your body to increasing altitude, and you can easily suffer from symptoms of altitude sickness.

Long Hours Hiking

In these 10 days, you are required to hike for about 7 to 8 hours daily. Moreover, the rugged and steep terrain requires a good level of physical fitness, endurance, and mental determination, which can be somewhat tiresome.

Best time to 10 days EBC trek

You may notice that even though trekking is open all year round, the trekkers prefer to go trekking only in peak seasons. Likewise, trekking to the Everest base camp is no exception. The best time to get a face-to-face introduction to Mt. Everest is March to May and September to December. You might be wondering why, and the answer is that these seasons don’t have the summer’s monsoonal rains or the winter’s enormous snow dumps.

The period from March to May has an above-average number of sunny days that will offer you the best visibility of the mountains. Moreover, you will be able to witness the livelier form of mountains as red Rhododendrons spread their color to the landscapes, making them smile brightly.

Likewise, the period of September to December has its own perks. The daytime temperature is pleasant, and the nighttime temperature is neither too cold nor too hot. Among these months, particularly from the end of October to the end of November, trekkers prefer to unite with the atmosphere of the Everest region. After the monsoon rain is subsidized, the skies clear in the fall seasons, allowing you to enjoy the breathtaking views of panoramic Himalayan peaks. Additionally, the trails are dry and stable making the trekkers comfortable to trek.

Is This Trip Suitable for Me?

Certain factors like physical fitness, trekking experience, personal preference, adaptability, and endurance play a vital role in determining the suitability of a trek for any individual. As the trail of the trek is composed of rocky terrains and steep ascents and descents, adequate physical fitness is required to do this trek. Moreover, you can increase your stamina and endurance before the trek by performing cardio exercises and strength-related training.

On top of that, this 10-day EBC trek is a time-constraint trek as there is no additional acclimatization day. So, trekkers can easily fall prey to altitude sickness. Trekking experience to this trek is not mandatory, but it can be advantageous as it requires you to hike for a maximum of 6 to 8 hours, which can physically and mentally exert the trekkers.

So, if you feel you can endure all the trekking exertion and have adequate physical fitness to complete the trek, then you are good to go. Additionally, if you have any experience with high-altitude hiking, this trek is recommended to you.

10 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The average cost of a trek to Everest base camp is often between US$1000 to US$5000. However, the price may differ depending on several things. Some of the main variables that can affect the cost are the trek route modifications, extra services, lodging, porters, highlights of the adventure, and gear and equipment.

The total cost of  Our 10-day EBC trek start from  USD 999 on the standard package. However, the package can be upgraded to custom-tailored or luxurious if you want to make some modifications to the package.

The above US$ 999 cost is inclusive of trekking permits of Khumbu region and Sagarmatha National Park, one experienced, friendly guide, domestic flight ticket of Kathmandu to Lukla Route, 9-night accommodation, 3 full board meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and all other government taxes and service charge.

However, this package cost excludes services like the porter’s cost, all the bottled and bar drinks like coke, beer, hot chocolate, personal travel insurance, WIfi, and recharging of electronic devices like mobile, camera, etc.

Short  Everest Base Camp Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla- (35 Minuit) Hike to Phakding, 3 hrs,-2,640 m,
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazzar.  3,440m- 6 hrs
Day 03: Trek to Tyangboche, 3,800m – 05 hrs.
Day 04; Trek to Dingboche 4,200 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Lobuche 4,920m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Gorakshep(5,170m) Lunch then trek to  Everest base camp (5,356 m) back to Goraksheph- 5,170 m– 08 hrs.
Day 07 : Hike to Kalapather (5,545 m) Everest Sunrise view then Trek back to Pheriche -4,240m, 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek back to Namche Bazzar 3,450 m – 06 hours.
Day 09: Trek back to Lukla (2,840 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 10; Morning fly   back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

Finally, 10 Days short Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for those who is physically fit and experienced mountain walker.

Short Everest Base camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1

Take morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,830 m.) and trek to Phakding (2,640 m., 4-hour trek).

Meet  the guide at our  Office in Thamel ( 5;30) Am and  drive to the domestic airport for a scenic trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla – in Khumbu region, the south of Everest. Meet your local porters and start your trekking adventure along Dudh Koshi River: to Cheplung (2,700m) and Ghat (2,530m). Another hour’s walk takes you to small settlement of Phakding.Overnight in Phakding.

Meals: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Lodge accommodation

Day 2

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m., 6-hour trek)

After breakfast, we walk through a pine forest and continue our walk that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. We then cross suspension bridge before Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. We climb on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the largest town in the Everest region.Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Meals: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Lodge accommodation

Day 3

Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,800 m., 5-hour trek)

The trail from Namche to Phunki is easy and pleasant. From here we climb up to Tengboche village which houses famous Tengboche Monastery – the largest monastery of Everest region. It falls inside the territory of Sagarmatha National Park (UNSECO heritage site of great natural value). The monastery is nestled against the backdrop of Mt. Ama Dablam and offer the best view of Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Thamserku. Tengboche monastery opens at 3:00 PM, so if we reach there by 3 o’clock we can enjoy a Buddhist religious ceremony.Overnight in Tengboche

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Lodge accommodation

Day 4

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,200 m., 5-hour trek)

Today the trail descends and walks through the forested route of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. On the way, we can catch the best view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja Khola River to reach Pangboche. From here, we walk through upper Pangboche trail with the good view of Himalayan vistas and Pangboche Monastery. We continue further through Imja Valley and Lobuche River before climbing to Dingboche. Dingboche is small stone walled village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields. Walls are set up to protect crops from icy winds and grazing yaks.Overnight in Dingboche

Meals: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Lodge accommodation

Day 5

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,920 m., 5-hour trek).

After breakfast, we walk on a trail that rises to a ridge: views of Taboche and Cholatse are majestic. Then we continue through yak pastures to a wooden bridge and Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft). Next we climb steeply for an hour up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Here we will discover the large group of stone-pine dedicated to the lost climbers and Sherpas during their Everest expedition. It also serves the awe-inspiring views of Khumbutse, Lingtren and Pumori. Everest is hidden behind the towering Nuptse – Lhotse wall. Walk along the valley and climb for an hour to reach Lobuche.Overnight in Lobuche

Meals: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Lodge accommodation

Day 6

Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m.) continue to Everest Base Camp and back to Gork Shep (5,356 m., 8-hour trek)

Today is long yet rewarding day. We follow the windblown rocky path along the arid Khumbu moraine to the last settlement of Gorak Shep. After lunch, we walk on a feint trail to the world’s highest base camp, on the Khumbu Glacier: opposite the dreaded icefall – the most challenging part of an Everest ascent. In April/May, the trail is busy with porters carrying supplies and the site riot of colorful tents set on icy plains. Base camp don not have the view of Everest but offers wonderful view of Khumbu icefalls and Lhotse-Nuptse gigantic wall. Trek back to Gorakshep for overnight.Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Meals: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Lodge accommodation

Day 7

Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m.) and continue trekking to Pheriche (4,240 m. 5-hour trek).

A pre-sunrise start is needed to avoid morning cloud. Climb uphill for 2 – 3 hours up to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to enjoy the sunrise on the top of world’s highest peak, Everest. We walk on a fairly steep trail at gradual pace. As we are climbing up the ridge, we can admire Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse mountains. The views from the summit is outstanding. After spending some moments at the peak, we retrace back to Gorak Shep which is easier than climbing up to Kala Patthar.After lunch, we descend down to Pheriche for comfortable night.Overnight in Pheriche

Meals: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Lodge accommodation

Day 8

Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazzar (3,450 m., 6-hour trek).

Today we descend down approximately 2,000ft and walk on a trail with numbers of ups and downs. We climb down through hillside endowed with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We climb down rapidly through forested trail where we can discover mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds. The trail reaches Sansa from where we get the great view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. Further we walk on a zigzag trail through forest before reaching Namche Bazaar.Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Meals: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Lodge accommodation

Day 9

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840 m., 6-hour trek).

After breakfast, we descend down through a rocky terrain. The majority of today’s trail goes alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross suspension bridges multiple times, pass several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla, we take a well-deserved rest and celebrate with our porters as they will not accompany us back to Kathmandu.Overnight in Lukla

Meals: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Lodge accommodation

Day 10

Take flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

We will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of our plane for returning back to Kathmandu. Then, we will transfer back to our hotel.Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: breakfast,

Cost Include

Service included

  • Domestic Airport Transfer (Airport – Hotel – Airport)
  • Trekking Permit: Necessary  All Trekking Permit and company paperwork.
  • Domestic flight Ticket:  (KTM-LUK-KTM) Limit weight is 16 kg per person.
  •  Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and   English speaking trekking guide
  • Full board Meals:- 3 Meals a day during the trekking ( Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
  • All Lodge Accommodation  & Breakfast :  9 Night Twin Sharing Lodge to lodge Accommodation  & Breakfast during the trek
  • Trekking Equipment: Sleeping bag, Down Jacket,walking poles
  • Everest Trekking map,Walking Poles if needed.
  • Company T-Shirt,  Duffel Bag
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All Government Taxes and Service charge.

Service excluded

  • Personal Insurance and Rescue Evaluation In case of emergency
  • The entire bar bills like coke, beer, Hot shower, Hot chocolate , Bottle Drinks
  • WI-Fi ,  Electronic Device  re-Charge
  • Trekking Porter- USD 190
  • All kinds of Drinks
  • Tipping

Check List


• Rucksack for our porter to take your gear ( if you don’t have it, we will provide Company duffel Bag)
• Daypack for carrying your personal things like water, snacks and your camera
• Waterproof pack cover or dry bags


• Weatherproof walking boots or shoes
• Inside footwear (flip flops)
• Multiple pairs of warm socks


• Down jacket ( if you don’t have it, our company will provide it)
• Warm baselayer underwear top and bottoms (woolen or synthetic)
• Light breathable hiking trousers and t-shirt
• Warm midlayer top (woolen or synthetic)
• Waterproof jacket
• Comfortable warm clothing for at night
• Insulated hat
• Warm gloves
• Sun hat
• Sunglasses


• Sleeping Bag ( -20 Degree) If you don’t have it, Our Company will provide it)
• Trekking poles
• Aluminium water bottle
• Headlamp or torch


• Sun screen
• Chapstick
• Camera & batteries
• Power adapter & chargers
• Toiletries
• Travel towel

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