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 nearby Everest Base Camp 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 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 Everest Base Camp Trek are as below:
• Scenic flight to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport)
• Explore Namche Bazaar, the trade center of Everest region and also the gateway to Everest Base Camp
• Visit of Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region
• Trek through Sagarmatha National Park, 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 of Everest Base Camp, the foothill of Mount Everest
• Pass-through Sherpa villages in the route
• Experience Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle
Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek with Distance
Trek Starts: From Lukla
Trek Ends: In Lukla
Day 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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 Namche Bazaar. Distance: 4.6 km/ 2.8 miles. Walking 2/ 3 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.
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 4: 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 5: 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 6: Acclimatization day in Dingboche. Walk around Dingboche. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 7: 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 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep.
Distance: 12 km/ 7.4 miles. Altitude: 4910 meters – 5164 meters – 5365meters – 5164 meters. Walking 7 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 9: Early in the morning hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar. Then back to Gorakshep. Then continue 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 10: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.
Distance: 19 km/ 11.8 miles. Altitude: 4200 meters to 3441 meters. Walking 8 hours. Night Stay at Mountain Lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
Distance: 19 km/ 11.8 miles. Altitude: 3441 meters to 2804 meters. Walking 8 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 12: Flight from Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
Note: The distance may be different according to the various navigation devices. The walking hour mentioned above may also be different according to the pace of trekkers.
How much price of Everest Base Camp Trek?
|Silver Package Price||Gold Package Price|
|USD 1145 Per Person||USD 1215 Per Person|
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Packing List 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 trouser)
• 4 to 6 pair 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
• 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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