11 Day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary - 11 Days

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25 peoples
  • Max Altitude: 5,545m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • Amazing Kathmandu to Lukla flight experience.
  • Traditional Buddhist monasteries.
  • Sherpa culture and mountain local lifelifestyle.
  • Explore UNESCO World’s heritage site flora and fauna.
  • Walk through the yak Farms, wilderness, blue pine fores, Glacier, and Icefalls.
  • Amazing 360-degree snow-capped mountains views Mt. Everest Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and many other highest peaks.
  • Reach Everest base camp (5,364m/17,597ft) via Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,207ft).

About 11 Day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary

Everest region trekking is one of the most popular adventures journey in Himalayan Nepal, where you are in 11 days Everest base camp trek itinerary, the trip delightful and gets to see close view of world highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m). This itinerary is designed for those trekkers who have limited vacation and want to explore Everest base camp (5,364m/17,597ft) via Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,207ft). It's can be an incredible perfect consolidation trek in your lifetime. Similarly, we Himalayan Frozen Adventure sets off helpful perfect guide and proter. Short 11 days EBC trek will follow the footsteps of Tenzing Norzay and Edmund Hillary, then reach different kinds of the wonderful land of Sherpa villages, where you feel warm hospitality with enjoying the unique traditional culture and gigantic Khumbu Valley.

An adventurous Everest base camp 11 days amazing trek is conceivable in a short time. This trekking offers amazing flora & fauna at Sagarmatha National Park, one of the most famous Tengboche past Buddhist monasteries, mountain villages lifestyle, the world's highest outstanding outlooks mountains, natural landscapes, and the best part of Khumbu Glacier with Icefalls. For this physically challenging trek to needs fitness and mentally strong as you have to cross every day more than high altitude.

This 11 days Everest base camp trek itinerary leads us through the lovely lush with alpine forests, Dudh Kosi valley, beautiful Sherpa villages Phakding - Namche Bazaar - Tengboche, ice giants, UNESCO World’s heritage site, several monasteries, Chortens, and colorful crescent rocks. Moreover, this Everest base camp shortest trek provides mesmerize highest mountain views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse, etc.

The 11 days Everest base camp trek itinerary starts after 35 minutes breathtaking flight to Lukla from Kathmandu valley. After landing you leave Lukla and walk along the Dud Koshi River, then the trail follows the blue alpinist with rhododendron forests. Continue the journey, you reach the most famous Sherpa mountain town Namche and Tengboche. Moreover, on the way, you can enjoy through beautiful lakes, colorful forests, local ethnic groups, and majestic waterfall. After leaving the Gorakshep goes through a gushing Glacier with icefalls, then finally you reach Base Camp (5,364m) of Mount Everest. The main attraction of this 11 days EBC trek climbs to Kala Pathar (5,545m) forget to see dramatic sunrise and panorama views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, and many peaks. After then the trails descend to Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, and Lukla. From Lukla, you take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu Valley (capital city).

The best months to go Everest base camp trek from March to May and September to December, and for these 11 days, the Everest base camp trek itinerary has available 1-day Acclimatization. Join us, we, the Himalayan frozen adventure team will make your journey most enjoyable. For more information about the Everest base camp, trek feels free to contact us.


Notices: (Weather in the Himalayan region which may change any at times. (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) flight a few hours may be late or one, two, or more days may be canceled for bad weather reason. This kind of condition we have to waits a long time for Lukla flight. As this can happen either at the start or end of the trek. This kind of problem we also organize helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge will around USD 3400 where includes 4-5 people per flight. We suggest you; if possible (1-2) extra days manage for this trekking).


 

Itinerary

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After having breakfast, transfer to the Domestic Airport and you take a scenic with short 35 minutes flight to Lukla airport. Upon reaching Lukla, you will meet with the rest of the crew members and begin trekking towards Phakding. On the way, the trail crosses green hills, amazing scenery, colorful rhododendron forests, and lovely Sherpas villages. After leaving the Dudh Koshi River you ascent to Phakding village, where you spend you overnight at a trekking lodge.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,610m
  • Phakding

Today is the second-day trek to Everest base camp, after breakfast, you leave the Phakding. You go through the Dudh Koshi Valley, pine forest, and cross suspension bridges, then you reach the beautiful Sherpa traditional villages Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, and Jorsale. From here to short walk you enter the Sagarmatha National Park and get to see wonderful views of Everest - Nuptse - Lhotse. Similarly, finally, you reach Namche Bazaar (a famous tourist hub). Stay overnight at trekking lodge.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440m
  • Namche Bazaar
Leaving the Namche Bazaar, trek continue to Tengboche. Today you will see captivating views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega. however, after crossing the Dudh Koshi River suspension bridges, you will walk ascent through the colorful pine and juniper forest, then reach Tengboche, where you can explore the biggest monasteries and dazzling panoramic mountains view.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,870m
  • Tengboche
After a quick warm breakfast, you trek over Imja Khola. The trail crosses a suspension bridge and passes by small settlements areas like Pangbcohe and Orsho. During the trek, you will come across mani stones fastened with colorful prayer flags. Dingboche welcomes you with a dramatic view of Mt. Everest and many other Himalayan mountains.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,410m
  • Dingboche
Today, we start our morning hike to Dingboche Ri, where includes see wonderful Mountains views. Dingboche is the most important place for us to rest, which makes us altitude fitness. You can explore this beautiful Dingboche Valley.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,410m
  • Dingboche
After having a sweet breakfast, the trail goes through to Khumbu Khola valley and a short climb to Dughla. After reaching the Dusa valley you take down the trail to Phulong Karpo. During the trekking, you can enjoy the Chola Lake and Mount Pumori views. The trail will take us to the wooden bridge and Dughla, then start to climb up Khumbu Glacier, where you can get views of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal. After leaving Khumbu Glacier valley we arrive at Lobuche.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,910m
  • Lobuche

Today is the most exciting day of this 11 days Everest base camp trek, after breakfast, you walk along the Khumbu glacier and reach Gorakshep, where you have your lunch and continue the hike to Everest base camp. Leaving the most dangerous section icefalls, trek ascent to Everest base camp, where you can enjoy seeing the amazing Khumbu glacier with icefalls and the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. After exploring the mesmerizing base camp, the trail descends to Gorak Shep, where you spend overnight.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5,160m
  • Gorak Shep

Today early in the morning you hike to Kala Pattar (5,545m), which is the best viewpoint and the highest point of this trek. After two hours of walking on the rock trail, you reach Kala Pattar, it's adventure challenge path. Upon reaching Kala Pattar there you can enjoy seeing to nearest magnification views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and many peaks. After a few minutes, over the Everest range, the golden sun will rise. Which make one of the mesmerizing moment in your lifetime experience. Then you descend the same route to Gorekshep and Pheriche, where you spend the night in Pheriche lodge.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,230m
  • Pheriche
After having breakfast at Pheriche, the trek return back to Namche Bazaar. On the way, you follow the same trail of Imja Khola, forest, and small Sherpa villages. Similarly, the glittering Himalayas' views and wonderful landscapes will make it more enjoyable. Upon reaching Namche Bazaar, you can explore the beautiful village, Coffee shop, restaurant, and mountain market.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,440m
  • Namche Bazaar
You trek back to Lukla today. Descending steeply through Sagarmatha National Park, you will cross a suspension bridge. The trail will be full of colorful prayer flags, Chortens, mani walls, and small gompas. Going through attractive forests of rhododendron & pine and small villages along with captivating views of snow-capped mountains and astonishing sceneries, you reach Lukla.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,845m
  • Lukla
Today, you fly back to Kathmandu after having breakfast. During the flight, you get to see views of the Himalayan Mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu airport, head to your hotel and freshen up. You are free to explore the market and buy souvenirs to take back with you. Later in the evening, you visit a restaurant to have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pick up and drop off from International Airport - Hotel - Airport by private car.
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Himalayan experienced english speaking government licensed holder guide.
  • For guide and porter meals, accommodation, insuranc, salary, drinks, and transport.
  • Necessary papers Sagarmatha national park permit and TIMS (Trekking information management system).
  • 10 night Accommodations during the trek.
  • Tea house and Trekking lodges through the trekking.
  • Assistant guide for the group 6 or above.
  • Air fair for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Compressive first aid box.
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges.
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • Adventure achievement certificate after the successful trek.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charge(s).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

How far from Kathmandu to Everest base camp?
Everest base camp trek starts from Kathmandu Valley and takes scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla airport. From Lukla to Everest base camp and return to Lukla is 130 KM distance which takes 10 - 16 days.


Where is the Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp is located at Khumbu Valley Solukhumbu district and Himalayan Everest region.


How high the Everest Base Camp?
Everest base camp elevation is (5,380m) above the sea level ( from the southern side of Nepal) and (5,200m) ( from the northern side of Tibet).


Is Everest base camp trek difficulty?
Yes, the Everest base camp trek is difficulty through Kala Patthar (5,545m) rock way and Everest Base Camp (5,364m). It's the most challenging adventure trekking in Himalayan Nepal. If your health is fit and already has done trek above 3000m then, Everest base camp is not difficult for you.


Is Everest base camp trek permits necessary?
Of course, the TIMS (Trekkers Information management system) permit is necessary to enter the Everest region. The Everest base camp trek permits cost.

  • Sagarmatha National Park fees = 3000.00 NPR
  • TIMS permit = 1000.00 NPR

Wi-Fi and shower available the Everest base camp trek?
Yes, most of the place and lodges/teahouse have available but you have to pay extra for Wi-Fi and shower. At the high elevation is not possible to found a shower because the area is surrounded by the glacier.


Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.


How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get amazing Sherpa culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.


How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Everest base camp trek per day maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 5 hours, you have to walk.


How is the Everest base camp trek weather?
Everest base camp trek is perfect weather in autumn and spring, this clear weather reason there can get an amazing Himalayans view and fresh weather, where many trekkers choose to enjoy this season for the Everest trek. In the December and January almost be -18C cold at Base camp and few trekkers only dare to trek these months but in the morning these months also be clear weather.


Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.


Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers success without any trek but you have to use 3 - 4 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the Everest base camp trek, you have to need hard training. If any information needs about this Everest base camp trek please kindly contact us.


Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.


Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for Everest base camp trek?
Of course, Travel Insurance is necessary for this trip, this trek is a high challenge adventure risk. The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 


Electricity does available on Everest base camp trek?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Everest trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Everest base camp trek.


How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Everest region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.


Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.


Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.


What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.


Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.


Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.


 

Useful Information

Everest Base Camp Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation

Everest Base Camp Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Everest Base Camp Trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Everest Base Camp Trek Meals

At the Kathmandu has included only breakfast. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Everest region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Everest Base Camp Trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!