Everest Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

Mount Everest View

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek is not just a trek, but a dream adventure for thousands of avid travelers. An epic adventure to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world quenches the thirst to soar higher and higher.

Everest Trek is undoubtedly the most popular and finest trek in the world. Getting to Everest Base Camp demands sheer passion and determination. Challenge yourself and get to the immense height of 5,550m at Kala Patthar.

The legendary trail of EBC trek is filled with an incredible landscape, centuries-old monasteries, and Sherpa villages. Cross suspension bridges, and walk under the shadows of some of the highest mountains in the world.

It is exciting to view the skyline dominated by the gigantic Himalayas, including Everest. Experience the unique culture of Sherpas.

Your hike to Kala Patthar will reward you with the grandest views of the chain of mountains. Kala Patthar is the vantage point in the Everest region from where you get to admire the closest view of Everest, including some of the highest peaks in the world.

Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa town, is one of the major highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

The flight to Lukla is the perfect start of Everest Base Camp Trek. Expect to get awed by the incredible sight of the Himalayas, including Everest.

March towards Namche Bazaar, the ‘Gateway to Everest’. Cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Monjo village before reaching Namche Bazaar. Spend another day at Namche Bazaar acclimatizing.

Continue the trail to Tengboche and Dingboche. First, we ascend towards Tengboche and walk through lush rhododendron and birch forests. An extra day at Dingboche will help you acclimatize.

Hike to Nagarjun Hill at 5,100m. You will then trek to Gorak Shep and visit Everest Base Camp on the 9th day of Everest Base Camp Trek 13 days.

The next day, you will Hike to Kala Patthar. Enjoy 360-degree views of the mountains. After spending a brief time at Kala Patthar, you’ll descend to Pheriche.

Traverse rhododendron and juniper forests and descend towards Namche. Trek to Lukla from Namche Bazaar and finally fly to Kathmandu.

Please note that Everest Base Camp Trek 13 days itinerary includes 2 acclimatization days.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate to difficult trek, ideal for both experienced and novice trekkers. If you are an inexperienced trekker, our travel consultant and guide will help you plan and prepare for Everest adventure.

The highest elevation of the Everest trek is 5,550m. Since the trek demands an average of 5-6 hours trek per day, we highly recommend you to exercise daily for at least a month prior to your Everest Base Camp Trek. On a challenging day, you must trek for about 7-8 hours.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft), Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight, 3-4 hours (8 km) trek

Day 2
Day 2

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10.5 km) trek

Day 3
Day 3

At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,286ft)

Day 4
Day 4

Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek

Day 5
Day 5

Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek

Day 6
Day 6

At Dingboche – 2nd Acclimatization Day (4,410m/14,469ft) – Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (4.5 km) trek

Day 7
Day 7

Trek to Thukla (4,620m/15,154ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (5 km) trek

Day 8
Day 8

Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)
Walking distance: 2-3 hours (3 km) trek

Day 9
Day 9

Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft) – Visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek

Day 10
Day 10

Hike to Kala Patthar (5550m/18,209ft) – Trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (12 km) trek

Day 11
Day 11

Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (19 km) trek

Day 12
Day 12

Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek

Day 13
Day 13

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5,364m/17,598ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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