Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days


Everest Base Camp (5364m) is among Nepal’s most popular trekking destinations. Among the numerous itineraries in the region, the Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days is quite popular among trekkers. The beautiful trails of this trek provide travelers with the best adventure of their lifetime.

The stunning Himalayan landscapes from various viewpoints along the trail make this trek quite appealing. Moreover, natural diversities include green hills, alpine forests, glaciers, lakes, rivers, etc. You will pass through the landscapes of Sagarmatha National Park as well.

Moreover, this trekking route is an exciting adventure in the beautiful Solukhumbu district. The Himalayan region has many challenging terrains that are tough even for professionals. The immense flora and fauna of the area are pretty diverse.

Besides that, you will also get to explore the region’s cultural settlements. The Sherpa community is in the majority, and you can observe their beautiful settlements. There are various other communities, including Bhotia, Gurung, Tamang, etc.

Since the people in the region mostly follow Buddhism, you can find numerous Buddhist heritages in the area. These include monasteries, gompas, prayer flags, chortens, stone inscriptions, etc. Trekkers will pass through the enchanting territories with immense cultural heritage.

You can take this exciting trek with us at a reasonable cost. Contact us to book the trip and learn about other trips in detail. Happy traveling!

Highlights in the Trip

  • Incredible views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest (8848.86m), Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, and others.
  • Observing flora and fauna of the region
  • Diverse wildlife in the area includes snow leopards, red pandas, Himalayan Tahr, black bears, etc
  • Traversing through the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Cultural exploration of the Sherpa community
  • Exploring the religious heritage of the area, including the Tengboche monastery
  • Staying in the tea houses and experiencing their warm hospitality.

Trekking Route

The trek’s route starts as you take the mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The beautiful mountain flight provides scenic views of the entire Khumbu region. There are various routes that you will trek after you arrive at Lukla. The beautiful terrain then takes you to Phakding from Lukla.

Trekkers will pass through the local settlements to arrive at the hub of Namche. In Namche, you can acclimatize and explore the region’s beautiful landscapes. After exploring the beautiful terrains in settlement of Namche, you will then trek further.

From Namche, you will pass through the beautiful terrains of Tengboche. There you can observe the important religious site of the Tengboche monastery. You can join the local monks and nuns in the morning and evening prayers. Then you can proceed to your next destination in the Everest base camp trek, which is Dingboche.

You can acclimatize at Dingboche for the second time in the trek and explore the area. You can proceed to Gorak Shep, an original base camp for Mount Everest. Gorakshep leads you to the ultimate destination of Everest Base Camp. There you can observe the silver Himalayas all around.

You can also observe climbers’ tents on an expedition to Mount Everest. There you can click pictures and then descend to Gorakshep. You will again trek to the high altitude region of Kalapathar. This viewpoint allows you to observe the entire landscape of the area. You can also watch the spectacular views of Mount Everest.

You will then proceed to Pheriche on a descending trail. From there, you will further descend to Namche Bazaar. After exploring the beautiful landscapes, you will descend and arrive in Lukla. From Lukla, you will take a scenic mountain flight to Kathmandu. Mount Everest Base Camp Trek 11 days comes to an end in Kathmandu.


Maximum altitude: Lukla (2860m)

Flight duration: 40-45 minutes

Trekking duration: 3-4 hrs

Overnight: Phakding

We will take a mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at the start of the Everest Base Camp Trek 11 days. Our staff will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport, where you can board your flight. The journey takes you through the high Himalayan landscapes of the region. You will get sweeping views of the entire region from the flight.

After landing at the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, you will start the trek in the region. The beautiful trail of the area takes you through the challenging landscapes. The course begins as you rest in Lukla for some time and have a meal.

Lukla airport is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the region. There are narrow runways in the area of only around 500m. You will continue trekking in the region, passing through the challenging trail.

The trail passes alongside the Dudh Kosi River from Lukla. You will trek 3-4 hours from Lukla to arrive at Phakding. There are many challenging up and down trails to the destination. Finally, after arriving at the destination of Phakding, you will explore the region and then rest overnight at the teahouse.

Maximum altitude: Namche Bazaar (3445m)

Trekking duration: 3-4 hrs

Overnight: Namche Bazaar

The beautiful trail to Namche on this day takes you through the challenging terrains of the Khumbu region. You will pass through the beautiful trails after having an early morning breakfast. There are many difficult terrains that you will observe along the path to Namche Bazaar.

The uphill terrains of the trek will take you through various cultural settlements of the region. Before arriving at Namche, there were multiple settlements, including Jorsale and Monjo. Trekkers will also need to traverse through numerous suspension bridges over the majestic Dudh Koshi river in the region.

The forested trail of the region passes through the beautiful landscapes of the Sagarmatha National Park. After trekking and climbing around 600-meter on a steep incline, you will arrive at Jorsale. The rugged terrains include scenic viewpoints from where you can observe the panoramic mountain vista.

After trekking in the incredible region for a few hours, you will finally arrive at the beautiful settlement of Namche. The commercial town provides you with extraordinary exploration opportunities. There are numerous hotels, restaurants, cafes, and others. There you can also find many souvenir shops. Finally, you can rest overnight at the teahouse in Namche.

Maximum altitude: Namche Bazaar (3445m)

Trekking duration: 4-5 hrs

Overnight: Tengboche

After observing the gorgeous Himalayan sunrise from various viewpoints in Namche, you will have your meal and continue your trek. You need to cross multiple challenging terrains to arrive at Tengboche. The scenic views of the snow-clad mountains will welcome you along the trail.

There are cultural landmarks along the route, including monuments, Gompas, and chortens. There are many prayer flags and prayer wheels along the course as well. We will walk the stone steps to the Mongla Pass (3975 m). Mt. Ama Dablam and other snow-clad mountains of the region will enchant you as you move uphill.

After a few hours of trekking in this challenging terrain, you will finally arrive at Tengboche Village. There you can observe and explore the beautiful and religiously significant Tengboche monastery. The Tengboche Monastery is quite famous among Buddhist followers in the region. It is widely considered the major spiritual landmark of the area.

There you can observe nuns and monks busy with their lifestyles. You can also join them in the morning and evening prayers. There are various gorgeous viewpoints from which you can observe the Himalayan landscapes of serene mountains. Finally, you can explore and rest in the Tengboche teahouse for the night.

Maximum altitude: Dingboche (4350m)

Trekking duration: 4-5 hrs

Overnight: Dingboche

We will wake up early to observe the gorgeous Himalayan sunrise and then continue our trek to Dingboche. You will indeed have to cross various challenging terrains to arrive at the destination of Dingboche. You will cross the region's various cultural settlements, allowing you to explore the local community.

There are forests along the trail, where you can find rhododendron forests. There are pine and fir trees as well. You can also find Khumbila Khola valley near the ridge. You can observe the 360-degree views of the region's entire Himalayas from the top, including Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Taboche, and others.

The spectacular trek takes you alongside the Imja Khola. You will climb uphill to Dingboche village, a beautiful settlement quite different from the lower region trails. Many yaks graze with herders along the route. There are walls, and barricades in the settlements to protect the crops from harsh winds. You can rest overnight in the Dingboche teahouse.

Acclimatization is an essential part of the high-altitude trekking journey. There are attractive acclimatization points in the region where you can acclimatize. Acclimatization is necessary to tackle altitude sickness along the trails.

There is a Nangkartshang peak in the region where you can climb during the acclimatization. You can observe the snow-clad mountains and another Himalayan vista from the summit.

The beautiful hiking points of the region are hence, quite ideal for these reasons. Thus, the Dingboche provides you with the best acclimatization in the area. You will return overnight to a teahouse around Dingboche and rest.

Maximum altitude: Lobuche (4950m)

Trekking duration: 4-5 hrs

Overnight: Lobuche

We will start our trek in the Everest region with an early morning breakfast in the teahouse in Dingboche. From Dingboche, you will continue your trek to the region's beautiful landscape. There are stunning vistas of the snow-clad mountains of the area. The trail then begins with the narrow path that leads you to Dughla.

We then descend downhill, observing the silver mountains, including Mt. Pumori. Trekkers will cross the beautiful stream in the region and arrive at the village settlement. From the beautiful area of Dughla, you can continue the beautiful trail to Lobuche. You will then ascend the Khumbu Glacier's terminal moraine.

The trail then leads you to the various courses alongside Chupki Lhara ridge. From the top of the ridge, you can observe the Himalayan vista. Trekkers can observe the religiously significant heritage of the area. Along the trail, this includes many Buddhist monasteries, chortens, and prayer flags.

A beautiful Memorial Shrine indicated to the climbers who perished in the region is along the trails. The area also includes Khumbu glacial moraine that we cross to reach Lobuche. We will rest at Lobuche teahouse in the evening.

Maximum altitude: EBC (5364 m)

Trekking duration: 8-9hrs

Overnight: Gorakshep

The trail to EBC is the highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek 11 days trek. The trekking route starts early in the morning, and you will need to cover a long distance during this walk section. There are uphill and downhill terrains in the region. You will reach the ultimate goal of the trek on this journey, which is Everest's base camp.

The trail then leads you through the Gorakshep. It is the last settlement of the region and the original place where the expeditions for Mount Everest began. After walking through these trails, you will reach Gorakshep. You can eat and rest for some time at the teahouse and leave your backpacks at the teahouse.

After resting for some time, you can start your trek to Everest Base Camp. The trail then takes you to the top of the Khumbu glacier. From there, you can observe the Khumbu Icefall. The trekkers must pass through challenging terrains to reach the Everest Base Camp (5364 m).

The exciting base camp area provides sweeping views of the entire Himalayan landscape. There will be magnificent views of Khumbuste, Mt. Nuptse, Pumori, and other snow-clad mountains. After exploring the region for some time and taking awesome pictures, you can return to Gorak Shep in the evening.

Maximum altitude: Kalapathar (5554m)

Trekking duration: 7-8hrs

Overnight: Pheriche

Finally, from Gorak shep, you will make your way to another incredible viewpoint known as Kala Pathar. The trail begins as you climb to the attractive destination. The trek starts in the morning, so we will get to observe the most extraordinary Himalayan sunrises of all time. Kala Pathar also provides you with sweeping 360-degree views of the region.

You will start early to observe the Himalayan sunrise from the Kalapathar viewpoint. Finally, you will trek back from Kalapathar to Gorak Shep after exploring and descending the trails. After some time, you can rest and explore before returning to Pheriche. Pheriche is a beautiful destination that provides a different perspective of the region.

Maximum altitude: Namche Bazaar (3345m)

Trekking duration: 5-6 hrs

Overnight: Namche Bazaar

Trekkers will start their walk by having a meal in the teahouse. From there, you can continue your journey through the challenging terrains. The trail of the trek provides you with the snow-clad Himalayan vista. The beautiful course will lead you through the rugged landscapes.

The descending trail is relatively easy as it quickly takes you through the beautiful terrains. There are various challenging steep ascents in the region as well. The area's diverse wildlife, flora, and fauna are exciting for all travelers. After you arrive at the destination of Namche, you can explore the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

Maximum altitude: Namche Bazaar (3345m)

Trekking duration: 8-9 hrs

Overnight: Lukla

We will start our trek in Namche and continue to Lukla on this trek section. The incredible scenic trail takes you through various challenging terrains. The course is mostly descending with some uphill ascents. Since you have trekked the same path before in the trek, you will have a different perspective of the region.

Trekkers will pass through the settlements of Phakding, Monjo, and Jorsale to arrive at Lukla. Our trekking journey of Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days comes to an end. You can rest at the lodge in the evening before flying back to Kathmandu the next day.

Lukla altitude: 1,300m/4,265ft

Flight Duration: 35 min flight

You will take the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla early in the morning, observing the Everest region and its serene landscapes. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can travel to your next destination.

Ideal Time for Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days

The Everest Base Camp trek is a beautiful trek traverses through the region’s natural landscapes. Various terrains will provide you with an incredible adventure. This fantastic trek is ideal in the months of Spring and Autumn.

These seasons are perfect for the trekking adventure in the high altitude region due to the stable weather conditions and the moderate temperatures. There are fewer weather-related challenges like landslides and avalanches in the area. There is less precipitation, with no slippery trails during these seasons.

Spring (March to May)

Spring is a beautiful time for the trek in the Everest region. There are attractive conditions this season, including perfect weather. There are other advantages of trekking in the Spring season as well. You can also take the beautiful trek in the spring as it is a quiet, tranquil environment.

Beautiful wildflowers bloom in the area during the month of Spring. They cover the trails and the hills along the region. Moreover, astonishing wildlife comes out of their hibernation and remains active. There is lush vegetation along the trail as well. The aromatic herbs’ lovely smell adds to the trek’s appeal.

The average temperature around the region is around 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. The clear skies are another highlight of the walk. Trekkers can observe the silver Himalayas from various viewpoints.

Autumn (September to November)

The Everest Base Camp trek 11 days is ideal in the Autumn season. There is beautiful weather in the Autumn season with a stable climate. This season also provides you with sweeping views of the entire region as there are clear blue skies.

The Autumn season also provides you with cultural exploration opportunities along the trail. Many festivals fall in the season, including Dashain, Tihar, Chaath, etc. Hence, you can observe the local people busy celebrating the beautiful culture in the area.

The average temperatures in the region are 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. The snow-clad mountain vista in the area is pretty stunning this season too. Besides, there is no precipitation or any other weather-related challenges.

Off-season Treks

The Everest Base Camp trek is also doable in the off-season of Winter and Summer Monsoon. The beautiful trail gets quite challenging in the off-seasons. The Himalayan trails have extreme weather and temperatures in the winter season. There is heavy snowfall, with frigid conditions.

You can experience heavy rainfall and slippery trails during the monsoon season. Various weather-related challenges are also present, including landslides, erosion, and avalanches. Therefore, you should trek in the Spring and Autumn to avoid these weather-related challenges.

How Difficult are the Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days?

This fabulous Everest Base Camp Trek 11 day is ideal for all trekkers. However, there are many challenges that you need to face during the trek. These incredible challenges include high altitude, altitude sickness, and others. There are various remote and rugged terrains that you need to traverse.

The beautiful terrains of the region have many remote landscapes that move uphill and downhill. High altitude sickness is another challenging aspect of the trek. Since you will be passing through an altitude above 4000-5000m, you will be prone to altitude sickness.

Trekkers will be traveling from 1400 m in Kathmandu to 5644 m in Kalapathar. Hence, you will be gaining 4000m in a few days. Since the level of oxygen and air pressure in the region varies, you will have difficulty adjusting. The symptoms of altitude sickness include difficulty breathing, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, headache, and others.

Trekkers must acclimate and regularly hydrate during the Everest base camp 11 days to tackle altitude sickness. You should also avoid alcohol and other caffeine products along the route. Proper training in various aspects is also necessary before the trek. It must include physical, cardiovascular, and mental exercises that are essential.

These exercises will make you feel safe and keep you flexible. It provides you with safety against injuries, cramps, blisters, etc. You will also stay in local tea houses that do not have many facilities along the trail. Therefore, you will need to compromise on these facilities in this regard. Hence, these are the various challenges along the route.

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