There are multiple options to get to Everest Base Camp, and for those who are limited in the time – 10 days short Everest Base Camp Trek is the best option. Trekking to Everest is a dream; to accomplish it, we go there, and it is always fun, explore, and enjoy. It depends on you and your time. It matches you perfectly if you are looking for a quick way to get to Everest Base Camp.
This trip finishes in the 10days, so it is more demanding than other standard and regular trekking trails. It starts with a short scenic flight to Lukla like others, but it goes up to Manjo instead of Phakding. Instead of Namche rest, it explores the Khumjung and heads to Tengboche Hill. After Nangkartshang Peak 5090 climb, we continue to Lobuche. Our journey to Everest Base Camp is close to Lobuche. Today we arrive at Everest base camp and return to Gorakshep overnight stay. We enjoy the evening at Gorakshep, and if the conditions are good, we may all the way half of Kalapathar to capture the moment of sunset. How do you relax on the mountain view, sunset or sunrise?
A 10 days short Everest base camp trail gives you different experiences. In just ten days, you will accomplish your dream. The regular itinerary is about 12 days and includes two additional nights in Namche and Dingboche.
- Expereice of landing and taking off in Lukla airport
- Picturesque view of Mountains and Himalayan Valleys
- Climb up Kalapathar (5,555m).
- Explore the Everest Base Camp
- Enjoy the Local Meals and Cultures
- Day 01 Early morning pick up from Hotel and fly to Lukla and trek to Manjo
Wake up early in the morning and head to the airport for a flight to Lukla. We take a packed breakfast today. After a short scenic flight to Lukla, we begin the trek, after meeting our local trekking staff. We reach Phakding today, located on the banks of Dudh Koshi River.
- Day 02 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)
Following Dudh Koshi River and then a climb to reach Namche takes approximately 6 hours. We cross the river several times, encountering yaks and mules along the trail. Finally, the trail on the banks finishes and we start ascending on a steep gradient up, crossing the highest suspension bridge of Everest Region. The climb is steep, so we walk at a comfortable pace. Finally, we reach Namche, the biggest town in the region.
- Day 03 Trek to the Tengboche Monastery (3,880m) via Khumjung Village
Today we explore Khumjung village and head north towards Tengboche, a superb hill for photography and Himalayan view. The monastery at Tengboche is one of the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp standard trek. To reach Tengboche we need to walk for about 6 hours today, which includes a steep uphill bit on the second half of the day. In the evening, we walk around the Tengboche monastery and visit the monastery. Enjoy the beautiful evening with spectacular views at Tengboche Hill.
- Day 04 Trek to Dingboche (4,350m)
After breakfast, we trek down to Debuche and continue on to Pangboche, which is a major Sherpa settlement. Walking through the village, we get to see Mt. Ama Dablam towering us from the right, making a picture-perfect setting for the village to be in. In fact, the mountain will be at a stone’s throw away from us as we walk. On undulating trails, we cross a river and make a short climb up to Dingboche valley.
- Day 05 Hike up to Nangkartshang Peak 5090 and Trek to Dhughla
Early morning, we hike up to Nangkartshang Peak (5090m), back to the lodge, and after lunch, we trek to Dhughla. It is an almost flat trail, and at the last point, we need to push up for a half-hour to get to Dhughla.
- Day 06 Trek to Gorakshep (5170m) via Lobuche (4,910m)
After breakfast in Dhugla, we pass Thukla Pass, which is also called Memorial Pass, as it has quite a few small stone memories and prayer flags to commemorate the loved ones who perished in the Everest region. The trail today is easier than in previous days as it is on grassland. The view of the Himalayas, Khumbu Valley, Cholatse Glacier Lakes, Thukla Pass, and so forth make the walk really enjoyable.We continue walk to the main destination of the trek – Everest Base Camp. The rocky walk by the Khumbu glacier is quite rough and precarious on some bits, so do be careful. The first village we reach is Gorakshep where we have our lunch and continue to Everest Base Camp. On the way to Base Camp, it is important to bring some snacks and water.
- Day 07 Hike up to Kalapattar (5,555m) early in the morning and trek down to Pheriche (4,270m)/ Pangbohce
This is also a challenging day. Early morning we hike up the Kalapathar to catch the sunrise. As we climb up the mountains come to an eye level. We get a panoramic view of the Khumbu mountains from the top. This is also the highest point of the trek, from where we can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, and many other peaks. You make an easy descent to Gorakshep and have breakfast before trekking down to Pheriche, a tiny hamlet at the base of Taboche mountain. If the conditions are fine we may continue down to Pangboche.
- Day 08 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)
Our journey to Namche from Pheriche starts after breakfast. You will cross the village Pangboche and Imja Khola. A small climb up takes us to Tengboche, a hill station where sits the biggest monastery of the region. It is the only monastery that can be seen from the summit of Everest. After exploring the monastery trek down to Phungi Thanga and climb up to Sanasa. Finally, on gradual ups, we reach Namche Bazaar.
- Day 09 Trek down to Lukla (2,840m)
After trekking for 15 days in the region, we make our way to Lukla which will be our final stop in the Solukhumbu region. For lunch, we stop at Phakding, a village that lies on the banks of the Dudhkoshi River.
- Day 10 Morning flight back to Kathmandu
This morning you will fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu, and upon arrival, your guide transfers you to the hotel. A good rest after a long trek will be crucial. In the evening, you have leisure time to stroll around Thamel and do any souvenir shopping if you like.
Standard Itinerary and Private TripIt is the notice about Standard Itinerary and Private Trip. The provided itinerary is standard, and if you want to customize it, you can do it. OR you can go through our Plan Your Holidays page.
Travel Insurance and CoversWe strongly recommend you to have travel insurance that covers the adventure activities such as trekking/hiking above 15,000feets. And must include flights delayed/canceled by bad weather, accidents, evacuations, etc.
Keep in MindSometimes, the unusual weather change, natural disasters, flight delays and cancellations, government rules, local political situation, health conditions of trekkers may change your itinerary. At that point, our leading guide will decide and try to minimize the impacts and run the trip smoothly, but we are not liable for any additional costs if needed.
Always options for UpgradePlease you can upgrade your accommodation and transportation service than regular. We can provide you with 5Star hotel accommodation and the best available private car/ jeep services. And also domestic flights including the Helicopter Charter.
All we know is that the Lukla flight is sensitive in the case of weather. Instantly it may be delayed and canceled as well. A tiny Himalayan airport has difficulty facing heavy traffic that is why sometimes the flight may be delayed. So, we suggest, if you are trekking in Everest, please make sure at least you have two days additional in the program.
In the case of a weather cancellation, the best alternative to get Lukla is to charter a helicopter because the copter can fly in lower visibility of 1,500 meters. However, Twin Otter and Dornier aircraft need a minimum visibility of 5,000 meters.
What about the Helicopter cost? Is it getting instant or needs to be in the queue?A helicopter charges US $ 2500 per flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. And the US $ 500 per person on the sharing basis. Except for the emergency, during the high season and extreme weather of Lukla, you may not get a helicopter instantly or need to be in the queue. Also, if you have requested the Helicopter less than 24hrs, you may need to wait because of the limited number of helicopters, and they’re using various activities in the mountains.
Lukla flight from Manthli Airport, Ramechhap [Halted for Now]
Due to the air traffic in Kathmandu during the peak months (March, April, May, September, October, and November), CAAN has promulgated the notice that the flight has been shifted to Manthali from Kathmandu to Lukla. If there are changes will update you ASAP.
- Fixed Departures
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What Includes & Excludes
- From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu domestic airfare
- Full Board Meals during the trip as per itinerary
- From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle
- Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
- All ground transportion as per itinerary
- International airfare to and from Nepal.
- Visa fees and travel insurance.
- International airfare to and from Nepal.
- Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
- Personal trekking gears/equipment.
- Anything not mentioned in the price includes.
- Trekking Porter - If need you can hire with paying additional cost
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
We operate this trip with aiming:
- To improve the lifestyle of local people
- To protect the environment
- To respect and promote the culture of the local community
- To create the Volunteering Opportunities
- To donate 5% of each trip cost to the COSD Nepal organization
We hire the local people as trekking staff, which creates the opportunity to learn and share the cultures, get exposure to local traditions. You can enjoy the local product feasts in the teahouses and lodges that directly help their business.
- Namaste [Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest] is the respectful greetings in Nepal.
- Walk-in clockwise direction around temples, monuments, MANE Stone, MANE-wall is the culture of Hinduism and Buddhism.
- Enter temples and with removing shoes and also leather.
- Ask permission to take any portrait of locals.
- Use right while giving and receiving food, eating, wiping mouth, etc.
- Please dress in loose-fitting clothes while entering temples and monasteries.
A small group of travelers led by the local trek leader, we try to minimize the impacts on natural resources and the environment during the trips. We emphasize reducing waste. Encourage travelers to use a refillable water bottle instead of a single-use bottle.
We are also a supporter of the Community Organization for Sustainable Development Nepal (COSD Nepal). And, we collect 5% of the total payment of each trek to contribute to the organization.
We have a volunteer trip operating in a local school in Gorkha. Through this trip, you can directly support the children also the teachers’ educational status.
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Here you will get a basic idea of the equipment and items of clothing that you need to carry on the trip. Apex Asia Holidays provide you with a gratis duffel bag in Kathmandu to pack your trekking luggage.
- Non- trekking items can store at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu.
- If you are trekking in Everest Region: Kathmandu- Lukla Flight only allows the 15KG including hand-carry bag.
- You must have to carry a down jacket from above 4000 meters to keep warms. You can hire a down jacket and sleeping bag for USD 30 with us.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- A cap to protect your ear and neck from sunlight
- Warm wool or synthetic hat
- Neck Warmer
- UV protective glaciers sunglasses - better to have side shield.
- A pair liner woolen gloves for mild days and heavy for morning and evening
- Three cotton t-shirts
- Three synthetic t-shirt
- Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days.
- A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
- For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton.
- Two pairs of nylon hiking shorts.
- Underwear, stay away from cotton.
- Two pairs lightweight long underwear.
- Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
- At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic. And three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks.
- A pair of lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
- A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
- A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge.
- Small Day Pack
Medicine and First Aid
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- Anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)
- Airline tickets
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
- Water bottle/bladder
- Water purification Iodine tablets
In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.
In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.
- ALTITUDE SICKNESS
Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.
It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.
Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.
- RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.
- HEALTH & SAFETY
Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.
Why travel with apex asia holidays
Since 2015, we have operated unique itineraries and happy trips that are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We focused on the fun factor and challenged you aptly to reach that great feeling of personal accomplishment while enjoying the company of like-minded travelers.
Make your journey fruitful by choosing to travel with a local company. We know each holiday is different. With the guidance of our travel experts and first-hand experience, we can customize every element of your holiday. We create travel packages that transcend our clients’ expectations. We invite you to discover what you’ve been missing. These are some of the difference that makes All-Travel unique.Explore More
Join a small group of like-minded travelers that, like you, are eager to safely and confidently experience all the things that make our world worth exploring.
While traveling in a small group of up to 15 people gives an opportunity of making lifelong friendships. We can appreciate more intimate, personal connections, share experiences, and cherish memories.
We employ all local guides and porters because of their local knowledge expertise. They can deliver first-hand information to our valuable clients. And trekking in High Himalayas, the local guides and porters can lead you even in the extreme weather and conditions. In addition, we aim to employ the local guides to enhance their skill and empowerment them. We are always concerned about the local community to improve and support them through tourism.
Health and Saftey
Your safety is our top priority. Our trained and experienced team is always concerned with providing fresh and hygienic food, keeping First Aid, 24/7 communication services, and more. Before commencing the trek or tour, we always make sure whether the clients have good enough equipment, clothes or not.
Responsible for Tourism
Responsible tourism is significantly important because it becomes the responsibility of each individual in the tourism industry. Our dependency is on the existing environment we talk about business or livelihood. We focused on our policy to organize outdoor packages that leave less carbon footprint as possible.