Everest Base Camp Trek How Long?

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek is a world-renowned hiking tour. Everest Base Camp, in short, is also famed as EBC Trek. The journey of Everest Base Camp takes you to the foothills of Mount Everest and offers you an incredible chance to explore Mount Everest, the highest peak on the earth, the top of the world, its close icy masses, and the other Himalayan pinnacles. Really, the Everest Base Camp Trek is a gutsy lifetime venture that is loaded with unforgettable sentimental moments.

How Long and How Many Days Are Required for Everest Base Camp Trek?

The hiking distance of Everest Base Camp Trek is around 130 Kilometers/81 miles. You will finish Everest Base Camp Trek in 11 nights and 12 days. Consistently you stroll on a normal of 12 Kilometers/7 miles in a day. In your normal pace of strolling, you will do it with a sometimes gradual climb on the rocky landscape and sometimes with a descent.

Everest Base Camp Trek Route MapEven though the hiking duration of Everest Base Camp Trek is 11 nights 12 days including two rest days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche with the aim of better acclimatization with an altitude environment, it also requires at least a two-night stay in Kathmandu. Thus, to complete the EBC Trek, you require at least 14 days.

To start Everest Base Camp Trek, in the beginning, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is a 35 minute scenic flight. Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla and ends also in Lukla. From Lukla, hiking starts towards Namche Bazaar through the Sherpa villages of Chheplung, Ghat, Phakding, Benkar, Manjo, and Jorrsalle. On the way, you will cross several suspension bridges.

After Namche Bazaar, you continue trekking to Tengboche. In Tengboche, you visit the famous Buddhist monastery famous as Tengboche Monastery. Then, you walk ahead passing the places called Dibuche, Somare, Orsho, Dingboche (the world’s highest farmland), Thukla Pass (4,830m), Lobuche Pass (5,110m), Gorekshep to reach Everest Base Camp.

After the visit to Everest Base Camp, you also climb to Kalapathar. Kalapathar is the best viewpoint near Everest Base Camp for the best panoramic views of Mount Everest. Afterward, you trek back to Lukla following the same previous route. From Lukla, you back to Kathmandu where your overall trip ends.

Height of Everest Base Camp Trek/ Elevation of EBC Trek

You will start Everest Base Camp Trek from the elevation of 2804 meters/ 9199 feet at Lukla. Every day you will receive elevation in the range of 400 meters to 800 meters. As most of the people’s bodies are not used to these elevations, the trek includes acclimatization days at the places named Namche Bazaar and Dingboche to ensure your safety. The highest altitude of the entire EBC trekking is Kala Patthar, near Everest Base Camp. Its height is at 5555 meters/18225 feet. Kala Patthar is the best viewpoint for Mount Everest and its surrounding magnificent peaks.

Best Time of Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal can be done at any time of the year. However, the best time is in the months of September, October, November, March, April, and May. During the mentioned months generally, the weather becomes pleasant with Clear Sky, and temperatures are also more bearable. In winter (December, January, February, and during the monsoon (June, July, August), days can be perfectly comfortable but the mercury plummets as soon as the sun sinks behind the mountains. The most serious obstacle to trekking in winter is the cold. In the winter and the monsoon, domestic flights to Lukla may be disturbed by delays and cancellations because of poor visibility.

Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek with Distance

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. After your arrival at the airport, you will be met and welcomed by a Tour officer. Then he will transfer you to the hotel by our car. Orientation of the trip in the hotel. Night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Flight to Lukla. Trekking from Lukla to Phakding. Distance: 8 km/ 4.9 miles. Altitude: 2840 meters – 2610 meters. Walking 4 hours. Night stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 03: Trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Distance: 11 km/ 6.8 miles. Altitude: 2610 meters – 3440 meters. Walking 6/7 hours. Night stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. You can do the day trip. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.
Option I: Day trip to Shyangboche/ Everest View Hotel and back to Namche Bazaar. Distance: 4.6 km/ 2.8 miles. Walking 2/ 3 hours.
Option II: Day trip to Shyangboche/ Everest View Hotel (3440 meters) to Khumjung Village (3780 meters) and back to Namche Bazaar. Distance: 9 km/ 5.5 miles. Walking 5/ 6 hours.
Day 05: Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. Distance: 11 km/ 6.8 miles. Altitude: 3440 meters – 3860 meters. Walking 5/6 hours. Night stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 06: Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche. Distance: 10.5 km/ 6.5 miles. Altitude: 3860 meters – 4410 meters. Walking 5/6 hours. Night stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche. Walk around Dingboche. Night stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche. Distance: 9 km/ 5.5 miles. Altitude: 4410 meters – 4910m. Walking for 5 hours. Night stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep. Distance: 12 km/ 7.4 miles. Altitude: 4910 meters – 5164 meters – 5365 meters – 5164 meters. Walking 7:30/8 hours. Night stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 10: Early in the morning hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar. Then back to Gorakshep. Then continue the trek to Pheriche. Distance: 16 km/ 9.9 miles. Altitude: 5164 meters – 5555 meters – 5164 meters – 4200 meters. Walking for 7 hours. Night stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. Distance: 19 km/ 11.8 miles. Altitude: 4200 meters to 3441 meters. Walking 7/8 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. Distance: 19 km/ 11.8 miles. Altitude: 3441 meters to 2804 meters. Walking 7/8 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 13: Flight from Lukla and back to Kathmandu. Night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure to your home country. The tour officer will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by car and see you off.

How much price of Everest Base Camp Trek?

Silver Package Price Gold Package Price
USD 1195 Per Person USD 1295 Per Person

Are you in search of a recommended operator for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Many companies promote the Everest Base Camp Trek package. Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition is different from others in the sense that it is based in Nepal and managed by Nepalese tourism experts, local experienced guides, and sherpas.  This company is the direct operator of Everest Base Camp Trek, not the middle travel agency. This company is also recommended in Trip Advisor.

If you are planning to Everest Base Camp Trek, for any information about this trek, you can freely contact this company by email at [email protected] or WhatsApp at +977 9851203181.

What things are required to pack for Everest Base Camp Trek?

This is a basic checklist of the essential items that you should not forget to bring with you during your Everest Base Camp Trek:

• A sturdy pair of trekking boots with good ankle support
• Rucksack or daypack (50 to 65 liters) with waterproof cover
• Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
• T-shirts or shirts
• Down jacket*
• Wind/ waterproof light jacket
• Fleece jumper or jacket
• Inner Thermal (top and trousers)
• 4 to 6 pairs of Socks and underwear
• Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap, or balaclava
• Inner and outer gloves
• Headlamp, power bank, and extra batteries
• Sun protection cream, lip balm, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer
• Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
• One-litre water bottle and water purification tablets
• 4 Season sleeping bag (good to -20 degrees C or 28 degrees F); *
• Hiking poles, if you need
• Your daily medicine if any, small personal first aid kit, aspirin, plasters (band-aids), anti-diarrhea pills, anti-headache pills, cough or cold medicine, anti-altitude sickness pills (Diamox or Acetazolamide), etc.
• A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables

*Down jacket and sleeping bag you can rent/hire from Trekking gear shops in Kathmandu.

The above list is essential for your trekking. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg or 33 pounds. Remember that your luggage will be carried by a porter if you choose a package that includes a porter. Even if you have a porter you are required to carry a small day-pack with your valuables or anything important. We advise you to pack only what is necessary.

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