Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days

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Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days
  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5545 M
  • Group Size 20
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days Highlights
  • It is one of the quickest route to Mt Everest.

  • Trekking at the famed and much popular Everest conservation region.

  • Excellent views of the snow covered mountains.

  • Visit the world famous Namche Bazaar which is also known as the Sherpa capital of Nepal.

  • Experience the Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions – visit to the Buddhist Monastery (Gompa).

  • Explore the highest mountain i.e. Mt Everest.

Everest base camp trek 11 Days is at more rigorous, and a more challenging activity to do. Trekking is in the between hiking Mountain expedition and Peak climbing. It will test one’s physical and psychological ability, endurance, and even in  their mental or psychological calibre. You have to be  decently fit to carry out most trek trails. For a first timer taking the trekking guide is highly advisable because the trails are steep, altitude and altitude sickness also checks at those who are not used at trekking. 

Treks usually begin in 3 days and go up at 21 days. In trekking explores camp or stay in tents or stay at tea houses or small lodges at the trail of the trek. For trekking, your gears have to be specific and equipments that could . You got to follow the packing list. Some of the requirements are Jackets, Trekking Shoes, Trekking pants and so on Nepal is very well known for trekking and adventure activities. Some of the well-known trekking routes are the Everest Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal base camp trek, Upper Mustang Trekking, and many more.

Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Trek to Phakding (2620 m.) 30 min Fly and trek to Phakding
  • Day 02:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)4-5 hours walk
  • Day 03:Rest Day at namche Bazzar.(3440 M)
  • Day 04:Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.) 5 hours.
  • Day 05:Trek to Dingboche (4350m.) 5.30 hours.
  • Day 06:Trek to Lobuche (4910m.) 5 hours.
  • Day 07:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180m.). 6-7 hours.
  • Day 08:Hike up to Kala pattar (5545m.) early in the morning and trek down to Pheriche (4120m.). 7 hours.
  • Day 09:Trek to Namche (3440 meters) 4 hrs.
  • Day 10:Trek to Lukla (2840m.) 7 hours.
  • Day 11:Morning flight back to Kathmandu. 30 minutes.

This is first step of Everest base camp trek 11 Days as We'll transfer to the domestic airport for our scenic 45 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. It'll be an amazing and brilliant flight as we'll be able to see some of the majestic views of Himalayas.

 Upon  landing at Lukla, we'll begin our trek at Phakding. Our trail then follows the side of Dudhkoshi river & we continue our trek as we walk at the sideways of the river. Throughout our trek, we’ll be crossing several suspension bridges. On the way, we'll be able to get the full magnificent views of several mountains. Overnight in Phakding.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2610 M
  • Time:30 min Fly and 2 hours walk

The trail goes through the pine forest and along the Dudh Koshi River while crossing the suspended bridges through the Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale, entrance at the Sagarmatha National Park and permit checkpoint with peaceful vies of glistening Thamserku. The trails also continue at the river bed which is the confluence of both Bhote and Dudh Koshi rivers.

It then climbs steadily, crossing the high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge with awesome glimpses of Everest and Nuptse- Lhotse ridge. The final three hour ascent through the pine forest which leads to prosperous trading and happening town of Sherpa filled place known as Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

On this day we will take a small rest at Namche Bazaar. We will take a short hike and will mingle with the local Sherpa people there. In these towns, there are several luxurious things that you can purchase. We can go to the monasteries of this region and enjoy the serene environment over there.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:2 hours hike

Today’s trail descends at Debuche which is a scattered stone village with a nunnery, chortens and several long mani wall. You can cross  the suspension bridge at over the Imja Khola and gradually moved down to Pangboche with views of towering Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,495ft perhaps the most beautiful mountain in the Everest region). The trail then follows at the the river fairly closely as it gradually rises to its confluence with the Lobuche Khola and continues up at Dingboche: the last year-round Sherpa settlement at the region. Different views of Ama Dablam rise above the terraced fields of barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The fields are walled to protect crops from icy winds and animals at the short growing season.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3860 M
  • Time:5 hours walk

This second scheduled rest day that will assist your fitness and oxygen intake at the higher altitudes to follow. An enjoyable 3-4hr, 400m climb at Nangkartshang Gompa, north of Dingboche affords views of Makalu (8,463m) the fifth highest mountain and awesome views for Ama Dablam.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4350 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

The trail climbs at the ridge providing towering views of Taboche Peak and Cholatse and continues all through Yak pastures before crossing at the wooden bridge at over a roaring stream to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft). 

The trail then moves up steeply for an hour, up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the summit is a large group of stone-pile memorials at the lost or deceased Sherpas and climbers. It also affords great border-views that also include Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori. Everest is also hidden behind the towering wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Follow the valley upstream for about an hour to Lobuche.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4910 M
  • Time:5 hours walk

A long but rewarding day. Follow the windblown and rocky path along the barren moraine for the Khumbu Glacier at the last village at Gorak Shep. After an early lunch, set out at the feint trail to the world’s highest Base Camp, on the Khumbu Glacier: opposite the dreaded icefall – the most dangerous section of an Everest ascent.’

 In April/May the trail is all busy with porters carrying in supplies and the site is a riot of colourful tents perched at the dirty ice. For the rest of the year it is a bleak and lonely place set below the impressive ice walls (and avalanches) for the Mahalangur Himal along the Tibetan border. From west to east, the main peaks are Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Nuptse.  Everest and the Cwm are there. Trek back to Gorak Shep for the night to be at Lodge.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:EBC(5364 M), Gorakshep(5180 M)
  • Time:6-7 hours walk

The very early morning climb of 2-3 hours up till Kala Patthar from behind the village, offers a sunrise awakening for the Himalayan chain. First Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), and it’s surrounding peaks: Pumori (7,145m/23,443ft), Lingtren (6,697m/21, 973ft), Khumbutse (6,623m/21,730ft), Changtse (7,550m/24,772ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,792ft). Plus Cho Oyo (8,201m/26,907ft) at the west and Ama Dablam will be at the south: amidst countless other peaks that crowd the borders in all directions. Drop  at Gorak Shep for breakfast, and then retrace your steps down to Lobuche. Return at the snout of the Khumbu glacier, dropping down the moraine and continuing on to the village of Pheriche for a lower and warmer night

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:Kalapatther(5545 M), Pheriche(4120 M)
  • Time:7 hours walk

Today’s trail gradually descends at the Deboche before a mild rise through rhododendron forest to the hilltop village of Tengboche which has an important monastery and great views in all sort of directions. The very long descent leads to Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft) which is the Imja Khola: the trek’s lowest point north of Lukla. The path which  climbs at the Sanasa (where the trail forked to Gokyo) beyond which it broadens for the pleasant contour walk back at the Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:4-5 hours walk

From Namche, the trail move down to more comfortable altitudes, passing all through the friendly farming villages of Jorsale , Monjo, Phakding, then will be crossing the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi before rising to Ghat and Cheplung. Round off the adventure with the final 700m, 35min ascent to Lukla: and say goodbye to your beloved and loyal  porter people.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2840 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

This is the last day of the Everest base camp trek 11 Days. On this day, after a mouthful of breakfast. You will return to the capital city of Kathmandu and will be going back to your designated hotel. 

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320
  • Time:30 min fly
Cost Details
What is Included
  • Arrival and Departure by private vehicle..
  • Three meals a day during the Trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Guide and a porter (sharing by two clients) with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Flight ticket for guide Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Flight ticket for Clients Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • Free use Company's duffel bag.
  • All needed official fee.
  • Company service charge. 
What is not Included
  • International Fight ticket 
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get a visa open on your arrival)
  • Any kind of drink,(like Tea, coffee, drinking water, soft drink, hard drink etc) 
  • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
Good to Know

Best time for Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days

The best time for EBC Trek 11 days are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September – November). Also, the weather remains quite clear as the temperature is tolerable during these seasons. In other words,  you will also be experiencing the clearest views for the mountains under the crisp sky in the less humid surrounding. 

Moreover, heavy snow can also make the trails to higher altitudes difficult during the winter season. Plus, many tea houses may remain closed at the higher altitudes. In addition, it can be a bit of obstruction as the trail becomes wet because of rain that usually occurs in summer.

Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days Routes

In brief, you will also start this Everest base camp trek  11 days after a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a tiny Sherpa village. Likewise, the trail passes all through typical villages and scattered settlements in the Khumbu region. Plus, you will get to spend a brilliant time strolling around the popular business hub of Khumbu, Namche Bazar. 

Here, with two permits, a Local Area Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, you can even opt for two more treks. Usually, this trek is safe for any independent trekker. Still, you can hire a licensed guide/porter for the trek. As it can add fruitfulness to your trek. Besides, trekking to Everest Base Camp is a challenging and adventurous journey that one can ever indulge in. Next, you can join this amazing trek at the Everest Base Camp to collect memorable and much needed experiences for a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days Difficulties

For the most part, Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world, and trekking to its base camp is an adventure in itself. Similarly, trekking at Everest Base Camp requires a good level of fitness and strong determination to challenge the changing mountain weather. 

On this trek, you will move to the maximum height of 5545 M meters at Kala Patthar. Thereby, it is possible that there could be many instances of altitude sickness. Above all, since the mountain weather is quite unpredictable you also witness varying and unfavorable weather conditions that could add some hindrances to your trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days FAQs

  • Trekking requires lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to the time of booking. But trekking is not the climbing trip so no needs any technical experience. 

  • There is no particular age limit for trekking in Nepal Himalaya at all. Anyone with outdoor attitude and passion for walking are fit for trekking. But, you are expected to have good physical fitness, positive attitude and endurance. Having said that additional requirements depend on the type and nature of treks you choose. 

  • Nepal is, undoubtedly, a naturally beautiful country that enjoys pleasant weather round the year. We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who can not make their holidays during Spring and Autumn. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then. 

  • The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions; however, conservation permit or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required. Trekking permit is a special permission given to you by the Nepalese government to visit the restricted areas.

  • The duration of the trek depends on your interests and where you want to go. Generally, your trek can range from 6-7 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be done in a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route. 

  • In the Tea House trekking arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. We will provide you with hygienic food prepared by our cook on the camping trek arrangements. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are not well trained but have enough experience. If the group required our well-trained cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost.

  • In the trekking areas most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine for safe water. Make sure your water is boiled or treated with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing water-borne bacteria. We strongly recommend however that you bring your own filter water bottle so that you will have convenient access to clean water at all times. And it will be possible to buy the bottle water also on the way.

  • Most of the trekking areas in Everest we get electricity. You can charge your camera batteries. 

  • Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that can occur during a trek. If an emergency occurs, professional help from a rescue organization will be needed. That is why every client should have their own emergency rescue and health insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. 

  • Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

  • That depends on the type of trek. Shorter treks at low altitudes can be done in running shoes while longer, more demanding treks at high altitudes require sturdy trekking or hiking boots. It is best to buy shoes and boots before arriving in Nepal, and to break them in before arriving for your trek. 

  • While you traveling Himalayan country this is most essential to know what to bring with you and what are the essential clothing and equipments during the travel. For evening/night/morning use clothes, Sun Hat, casual warm cloth for day use, some pairs of good quality shocks. Apart from above please bring- slippers, suntan-lotions and trekkers personal medication.   Regarding personal equipment you need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down-Jacket, pullovers, neck scarves, etc. 

  • There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from where you can make international calls. 

  • In the Tea House trekking arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-Houses (Lodges) and lunches in local Restaurants en-route. We will provide you hygienic food prepared by our cook on the camping trek arrangements. Most of the cooks in the local teahouses are not well trained but enough experienced. If the group required our well trained cooks with the crew even on the lodge trek we are more delighted to take with an additional cost.

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