Mt Everest Base Camp Trek with Hiking Distance
Everest base camp trek is the hiking trip to the base of the world’s highest mountain ‘Mount Everest’. Mount Everest is so massive that the local people call it Sagarmatha, meaning Mother of the Universe. Kalapathar at an altitude of 5643 meters is near Everest Base Camp and is the best viewpoint for a 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and other peaks.
Everest Base Camp Trek certainly provides every hiker with the best trekking experience of his/ her lifetime. The major highlight of this epic trek is the magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Island Peak, Thamserku, and mighty of peaks.
Further, it grants an outstanding view of the mountain surroundings overdramatic landscape, spectacular panoramic, biggest glaciers of Nepal. Similarly, in this trek, the trekkers also enjoy and experience traditional Sherpa lifestyles, culture, dresses, utensils, art and architecture, gears & equipment, and many others.
Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Lukla is the starting point and also the gateway of EBC Trek. From Lukla, you trek to Phakding and continue ahead to reach Namche Bazaar. You will rest at the Namche Bazaar, which is the trade center in the Everest region.
From Namche, the trail goes through beautiful forests of pines and rhododendrons to take you to Tengboche. At Tengboche, the Tengboche Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region, which is located on the lap of Mt. Ama Dablam is another important alluring site. The monastery reflects Tibetan Buddhist art and artifacts.
You will then trek towards Everest Base Camp and ascend to the famous Kala Pathar from where you get panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and other surrounding peaks. It’s a good hike to Kala Pathar to test your endurance level. When you reach the top of Kala Patthar, you will find yourself in the most spectacular place ever imaginable. You will be standing in between the almighty mountains that rise above eight thousand meters and will be celebrating their splendor. The awe-inspiring views of the beautiful mountains swaddled in the glittering white snow take you to a place beyond your imagination.
After climbing Kalapathar, you retrace your journey towards Lukla staying a night at Pheriche and Namche Bazaar. Then with the flight you back to Kathmandu.
The major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek are as below:
• Scenic flight to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport)
• Explore Namche Bazaar, the trade center of the Everest region and also the gateway to Everest Base Camp
• Visit Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region
• Trek through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Hike Kala Pathar to enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of Mount Everest and the nearby snowcapped peaks from Kala Patthar
• Visit Everest Base Camp, the foothill of Mount Everest
• Pass-through Sherpa villages on the route
• Experience Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle
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.|
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK OFFER PRICE: Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition offering Everest Base Camp Trek at USD 1150 for the Silver Package and USD 1250 for the Gold Package for September, October, November, and December in 2023. This offer will be valid if you book the trip by the end of Nov 2023. Please email [email protected] or WhatsApp at +977 9851203181 for booking and further information.
Updated News please read: From 1st Oct 2022, according to the instruction of Civil Aviation of Nepal, the Lukla Flights are departing from and to Ramechhap Airport instead of Kathmandu due to ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu Airport & also heavy air traffic. It’s around a 4-hour drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu. So, to catch the Lukla flight, you need to wake up very early morning and at 1:30 am should take a drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport. In the same way from Ramechhap Airport to Kathmandu by drive-in sharing. The return drive at the end of the trek is around 6 hours depending on traffic.
Note: The distance may be different according to the various navigation devices. The walking hours mentioned above may also be different according to the pace of trekkers.
When to go for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Everest Base Camp Trek is possible any time and month of the year. The below months have traditionally been used as a guide for preferred times of the year to visit Everest Base Camp.
October-November-till mid-December: This is Nepal’s peak and best time to go trekking.
March-April-May: This is the end of the dry season and is also the best time to go trekking.
After mid of mid-December to February: The skies are clear but it can get very cold.
June-July-August: This is monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal.
September: The post-monsoon effect may disturb the views of the Himalayas and Lukla flights.
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.
Why acclimatization days are in the above itinerary?
Acclimatization is really important if you are doing long and high-altitude treks like Everest Base Camp Trek. Each day you will take yourself up to a high altitude thus it is really important to maintain your body’s oxygen level by acclimatizing yourself before gaining high on the next day. Lack of Acclimatization may cause mountain sickness. Thus, in the above itinerary, 2 days are for acclimatization purposes. One day in Namche Bazaar and the next acclimatization day in Dingboche.
How does altitude variation in Everest Base Camp Trek?
EBC Trek starts 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 people’s bodies are not used to these elevations, the trek includes acclimatization days at 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 5555 meters/18225 feet. Kala Patthar is the best viewpoint for Mount Everest and its surrounding magnificent peaks.
Why do people choose Excellent Himalaya Trek for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is a leading organizer and also one of the best Everest Base Camp Trek companies in terms of reviews of many trekkers, services, and success rates. This company is run by local tourism experts and Sherpas who have more than eighteen years of experience. Further, we are also authorized by the Tourism Ministry of the Nepal Government, for organizing Everest Base Camp Trek for all people from around the world.
Our salient features are as below by which all the people trust us as the best operator of Everest Base Camp Trek:
Run by Local Experts: As a local travel operator, we know well about the route of Everest Base Camp Trek and its surroundings. We know the best way of trekking to Everest Base Camp here and get you the same way.
Trustworthy: We are a trustworthy Trekking Company for Everest Base Camp in the sense that we are operating all Everest Base Camp Trek based on reality, integrity, and honesty.
Focus on your needs: We highly value all trekkers and are responsive to their needs and preferences. Our Everest Base Camp Trekking packages are customizable according to their interest and plan.
Good Value for money: We provide the value of what you are buying of our services at least equal to the amount you are paying. Our price is always competitive and does not have any middle or hidden fees.
Real Cared Services: Our one travel consultant or our local trekking guide keeps in touch with our clients every time. We make sure their protection is guaranteed so that they will have peace of mind while trekking to Everest Base Camp with us