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11 days Everest Base Camp trek is a short trek specially designed for those people who have a busy schedule. But are keen to set their foot at the base of world’s highest mountain.

This trek takes you to the height of 5364m, Kala Patthar which is quite challenging but adventurous at the same time. We also arrange a 14 days EBC trek itinerary which has more time for acclimatization.

However, this short and rapid EBC trek is more adventurous and achieving way of getting to the mighty Everest Base Camp. To take this trek one needs to be physically and mentally fit. This trek demands great physical stamina and strong determination as you will be taking very few rests.

But we can assure that the breathtaking scenery of this trek will definitely compensate for the difficulty. As you will get to witness spectacular views of various mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and many more.

Moreover, along with the trail, you will come across several monasteries, Chortens and get to experience the lifestyle of the locals, the Sherpas.

Highlights of 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Adventurous flight to Lukla-gateway to Everest Base Camp
  • Know about Sherpa Culture and tradition
  • Walk through high suspension hanging bridges
  • Learn about Tibetan Buddhism and practices, monasteries and Chortens
  • Get a closer view of Himalayas en-route to EBC and return
  • Walk to the highest base camp of the highest mountain -The Everest
  • Enjoy breathtaking sunrise and sunset view from Kala Patthar
  • Celebrate comfortable accommodation and hygienic meals every day.

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Now let us brief you on 11 days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary.

11 Days Everest Base Camp Itinerary

Lukla airport
Lukla airport

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m) – 4 hrs

Today you will board a 30-minute flight to Lukla early in the morning. Upon arrival, you will meet with other trekking partner and spend a short tea or coffee time.

Later you will start your trek. The walk to Phakding is approx 3-4 hrs walk through the Dudh Kosi valley. You will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung and cross the Thado Koshi river on a suspension bridge.

As you pass the bridge, you will get the glimpse of the peak Kusum and Kangru. The trails then climb towards the Ghat and cross a ridge marked with painted mani stones.

Further, you will continue to ascend where you will reach the beautiful village of Phakding where you will spend the night.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m) – 6 hours

You will start the second day through the beautiful pine forests via the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley. You will then cross the Dudh Koshi river several times on exciting suspension bridges which will test your nerves.

After the last bridge, you will continue your ascent gradually leading to Jorsale. It is roughly 2 hr 30 min climb up to Namche with two viewpoints on the way.

At Jorsale you will enter the Sagarmatha National park. Here you will need to verify your permits.

Finally, after 5 to 6 hrs of a hard walk, you will reach Namche Bazaar. Probably the biggest town in the Everest region and capital of the Sherpas.

Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 03: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Syangboche, Everest View Hotel (3900) and Back to Namche Bazaar.

namche bazaar on the way to everest base camp
namche bazaar on the way to everest base camp

Today should be quite relaxing, you will hike to Syangboche after breakfast. Later you have the remaining day to visit around the Namche Bazaar.

You will also visit the Everest View Hotel and Sagarmatha National Park too. Make sure to explore the places around. Yet at the same time relax well because the following days you might not have time to rest as much.

Day 04: Trekking from Namche to Tengboche(3860m) – 5 hrs

The route to Tengboche leads in and out of side valleys, with small ups and downs to the tea shops of Kenjoma. This route is a spiritual one comprising of various monasteries. You will visit the Tengboche monastery that sits at 3870m.

The view from here is one of the world’s most magnificent sceneries. You will get an inspiring panorama of mountains like Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam etc.

Overnight in the Tengboche village.

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4360m) – 4 hours

From Tengboche, you will head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by a small suspension bridge.

You will follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons.

Further, you will walk northward the trails and pass through several Chortens and mani walls and the village of Pangboche.

The route then continues through the summer pastures to Dingboche. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung. Here you will enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes.

Overnight stay at Dingboche.

Day 06: Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) – 5hrs

Lobuche lies at an elevation of 16,170ft. On the way to Lobuche, you will pass by a number of stone memorials to honor climbers who failed in their attempt to make it to the peak of Mt. Everest.

This route will also offer you views of Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku and several other magnificent peaks.

As you proceed towards Lobuche, you will walk along a broad valley floor to Thugla where you will leave behind the trekker’s aid post at Pheriche.

When you come out of the valley, you will descend to the yak pastures at Lobuche. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Gorak Shep (5160 m) & Everest Base Camp (5364 m)- 7 hrs

Today you will go on a 2 hours hike up to Gorak Shep in the morning. The first part is nice and easy but the trail gets harder as time passes by.

However, the pleasant views on big walls formed by the Everest and other mountains will compensate for your difficulty.

Once you climb about 150m the trails get easier again. Shortly after that, you will get to the moraine. Finally, you will get to the world’s highest settlement at Gorak Shep.

After lunch, you will continue your walk towards the Everest Base Camp, on a side ridge of the Khumbu Glacier. After walking on the ridge for about nearly 2 hrs you will cross the glacier and enter the EBC area.

With this, you will reach your goal by trekking to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5364m.

At the base camp, you will meet the climbers attempting to scale the summit of the mountain. Do not miss out on pulling out your camera for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. You will get an amazing view of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall.

As the afternoon sun starts to wane, you will head back to Gorak Shep for much-needed rest.

Day 08: Hike to Kala Patthar 5,545 m and Walk to Pheriche 3210m – 5 hrs.

Today you will start your early morning climb to the top of Kala Patthar at 5545m. This is the highest point of the adventure with a fantastic panorama of mountains facing the Mt. Everest at close distance.

After a great moment with excellent views, you will descend back to Gorak Shep for breakfast. Further, you will continue walking to Thugla, from where you will go downhill to Periche around the windy valley.

Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 7 hrs.

The walk leads on an easy path with a short climb and descends to Pangboche village. And then on the same route from Pangboche, you will move onwards to reach scenic Tengboche Monastery. You can spend on this beautiful spot for amazing views.

From Tengboche, you will walk downhill to a river with uphill for an hour. And then with a nice pleasant walk back you will be at Namche Bazaar once again.

Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 10: Trek to Lukla – 6 hrs.

From Namche, you last day walk of the adventure leads to a long descend on the same route towards the Sagarmatha National Park entrance to reach Monjo village.

From here you will walk on the gentle gradual trail and cross bridges to reach Phakding. With few ups and downs with a last and final climb, you will reach Lukla.

Overnight stay at Lukla.

Day 11: Fly Back to Kathmandu and Transfer to Respective Hotels.

Today after breakfast you will move to Lukla air terminal where you will take the exciting flight once again back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the flight as you take back beautiful and sweet memories from the trip.

Note: We also customize a package that will suit your time and preference. Plus, if you feel you will be unable to walk back from the trek on foot without taking two rest days, then you can choose EBC helicopter trek. This way you can easily complete the trek in 11 days as well. And you do not have to escape your acclimatization days as well.

EBC Helicopter Trek, an Alternative to EBC trek

helicopter to everest

We arrange Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek too. This is also a short trek that provides overall experience and an assured safe return.

The peak of Mount Everest is daunting high and trekking to its base is also every trekker’s dream. More than a mere mountain, trekking its base is a journey of a lifetime many people want to experience.

However, some trekkers do not have the time or the physical ability to trek to and from the Everest Base Camp. So, they choose the EBC helicopter trek where they walk to the base of the Everest but on returning they rather take a direct flight back to Kathmandu.

Thus, Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek is the best option for those who want to collect the experience of walking to the Everest Base Camp and enjoy the spectacular flight across the Everest region.

Some Useful Tips for 11 Days EBC Trek

  • Be sure to find the best time to trek EBC that meets your need.
  • Get proper training and work on stamina because the short EBC trek is going to be more challenging that requires more strength.
  • Though you will have less time for acclimatization, do not push yourself too hard. Take it slow and take rest in between.
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to reduce the risk of Altitude sickness.
  • Avoid the direct sun, protect your skin and eyes.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption during the trek.
  • Hire a porter and a guide for a safe and comfortable trek.
  • Carry snacks for an instant boost of energy and water purifier.
  • Do not forget to carry your passport and permits.
  • Schedule extra days in case of flight delays or any other unplanned situation.

Conclusion

The Everest Base Camp trek is an ideal destination to all adventure seekers. It is a trek that takes you to the foot of the magnificent Mt.Everest. Our 11 days Everest Base Camp trek is especially for experienced trekkers looking to push their limits.

This short trek can be energy draining. Hence prepare yourself physically and mentally prior to the trek. 11 days Everest Base Camp trek is full of adventure, thrill, and enthusiasm.

For further question and queries, please feel free to contact us. It is our pleasure to help you in planning the trip for you and making sure it is successful.

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Madhav Prasad

Madhav started working as a porter in 2001 and then went on to work as a trekking guide. After working in the trekking and tourism industry for 8 years, he co-founded Mosaic Adventure in 2009. Madhav has trekked to most of the treks in Nepal including Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Poon Hill Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Indigenous Peoples Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek and all of the day hikes around Kathmandu. He has also extensively traveled to other countries like USA, UK, France, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Philippines, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Behrain, Thailand, Turkey and India. Madhav is the one who answers most of your questions about trekking and tours and helps to plan your trip by giving a personal touch.

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