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
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
Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10.5 km) trek
At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,286ft)
Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek
Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek
At Dingboche – 2nd Acclimatization Day (4,410m/14,469ft) – Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (4.5 km) trek
Trek to Thukla (4,620m/15,154ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (5 km) trek
Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)
Walking distance: 2-3 hours (3 km) trek
Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft) – Visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek
Hike to Kala Patthar (5550m/18,209ft) – Trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (12 km) trek
Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (19 km) trek
Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight