Everest Base Camp Trek – 11 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. This trek to the base of the world’s highest peak allows you to follow the footprints of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. In short, the moderate trek to Everest Base Camp trek offers you the life-long memories where you will get to explore the real beauty of the chain of Himalayas from the closest distance. Furthermore, you will walk on the terrains of the Everest region for around two weeks and follow the trails full of rhododendron blossoms on the banks of the Dudh Koshi river.

On this trek to the Everest region, you will have an amazing time visiting the exotic glaciers, icefalls, and the cascading waterfalls on the neighborhood of Everest. Apart from Mt. Everest (8,848 m), you’ll get to see Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723 m), Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m) and many other surrounding peaks.

In brief, you will start this EBC trek after a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a tiny Sherpa village. Likewise, the trail passes through typical villages and scattered settlements of the Khumbu region. Plus, you will get to spend an amazing time strolling around the popular business hub of Khumbu, Namche Bazar. Here, with two permits, a Local Area Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, you can even opt for the solo treks. Usually, this trek is safe for any independent trekker.

Still, you can hire a licensed guide/porter for the trek. As it can add fruitfulness to your trek. Besides, trekking to Everest Base Camp is a challenging and adventurous journey that one can ever indulge in. Next, you can join this amazing trek to Everest Base Camp to collect memorable experiences for a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Initially, visit some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Experience the electrifying flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8848 meters)
  • Collect blessings from Tengboche Monastery, among the biggest and oldest monasteries of the Khumbu region
  • Catch a breathtaking view of the chain of Himalayas from Kala Patthar
  • Walk past the Khumbu Glacier-deepest glacier on the planet
  • Explore the parts of Sagarmatha National Park- UNESCO world heritage site
  • Finally, witness unique Tibet-influenced Sherpa culture and lifestyle

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trekking

The best time for EBC trek is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September – November). Also, the weather remains quite stable as the temperature is bearable during these seasons. In other words,  you will experience the clearest views of the mountains under the crisp sky in the less humid surrounding. Moreover, heavy snow can make the trails to higher altitudes difficult during the winter season. Plus, many teahouses may remain closed in the higher altitudes. In addition, it can be a bit of obstruction as the trail becomes wet because of rain during summer.

Furthermore, the dense fog may obstruct the mountain views. Generally, although climatic conditions are tougher, off-season trek is possible. All you need to do is pack well and make yourself ready to face any hurdles. Subsequently, the EBC trek is doable all year round.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

For the most part, Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world, and trekking to its base camp is an adventure in itself. Similarly , trekking to Everest Base Camp requires a good level of fitness and strong determination to challenge the changing mountain weather.

On this trek, you will ascend to the maximum height 5555 meters at Kala Patthar. Thereby, is possible that there could be many instances of altitude sickness. Above all, since the mountain weather is quite unpredictable you may witness varying and unfavorable weather conditions that may add hurdles to your trek.

Plus, the mountainside routes are full of boulders and the rugged terrains with the sloppy terrains and uphill climbs. The geography, weather and altitude may create difficulty in the trek. Beat any type of difficulty on the trek by preparing well. In particular, coming physically and mentally prepared is a must.

EBC Trek Map

Everest Base Camp Trek Map

 Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Overview

Day 01: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,695 ft) 3 – 4 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek (3,430 m/11,283 ft), 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 03: Trek to Tengboche (3,87 0m/12,694 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 04: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05:Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,203 ft)5-6 hours,  Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,957ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) 6-7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: Trek to Kala Patthar for sunrise of Mt Everest (5,545 m/18,187 ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,264 ft) 7-8 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft) 6 – 7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (3,430 m/11,283 ft) 6 – 7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla

If you want to extend your trip, please feel free to choose from our DAY TOURSNEPAL TOURS or Jungle Safaris. here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

Day 01: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,695 ft) 3 – 4 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Today you’ll begin your Everest Base Camp Trek with a thrilling mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It lies at an altitude of 2,860 m above sea level. After the scenic flight, you’ll begin your trek through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests to Phakding. The total walking distance between Lukla to Phakding is 8 km. It will take around 3-4 hours to reach Phakding (2,651 m) Once you reach Phakding, you can explore the surroundings and take rest. In Phakding, you’ll get plenty of options for accommodations. You’ll spend a night in one of the finest tea houses there.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek (3,430 m/11,283 ft), 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Today you’ll head towards Namche Bazaar. You will walk around five to six hours to reach Namche from Phakding. Namche lies at 3,438 meters above sea level. And the walking distance between Phakding to Namche is 11 km. where you will walk for 5-6 hrs. After Phakding, you’ll cross over the Dudh Koshi River and follow the steady path. The route to Namche is longer and more challenging than the trail from Lukla to Phakding. On the way to Namche, you’ll get a gorgeous view of Thamserku (6,600 m). On the trail, you’ll pass through several villages including Benkar, Monjo, and Jorsale. You’ll also walk through the Sagarmatha National Park, where you may witness some rare wild species like Red Panda, Himalayan Bear, Musk Deer, etc. After crossing Hillary suspension bridge, you’ll reach Namche Bazaar. It is a large Sherpa town with numerous trekking stores. There are also a number of restaurants, a bakery cafe, pubs to check out as well. Once you reach Namche, the grand view of Mt. Everest will welcome you. You’ll spend a night at one of the finest tea houses of Namche Bazaar.

Day 03: Trek to Tengboche (3,87 0m/12,694 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

The trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 m) takes about five to six hours and covers a 6 km distance. On the way to Tengboche, you’ll enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. From this day, the trail goes little challenging with full of ups and downs yet, gives the great view of the Himalayas. Further, you’ll trek down to cross the Dudh Koshi river and pass through Alpine forests. After a few hours of walk, first, you’ll reach Phunki Tenga. Again, continuing your trek through a pine forest you’ll reach Tengboche. Here you’ll visit one of the biggest Buddhists monasteries of the Khumbu region- Tengboche Monastery. This monastery sits on the top of the hill at an altitude of 3,870 m. During your visit to the monastery, you’ll get a chance to observe the prayers of the monk. This monastery holds great religious significance as trekkers and climbers come and pray for their successful expeditions. You’ll spend overnight at the best possible teahouse in Tengboche.

Day 04: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche takes about five to six hours and covers the 9 km distance. The elevation of Dingboche village is 4,360 m above the sea level. From Tengboche, you’ll head north and cross the Dudh Koshi river on a small suspension bridge. Again, you’ll descend gradually through pine and rhododendron forests. Further, crossing the Imja Khola and steep climb will take you to the village of Pangboche. On the way, you’ll pass through many Chortens, Mani Walls, and small settlements along with the magical view of Mt. Ama Dablam. Moving further, the trail enters Imja Valley and follows the Lobuche river. You’ll descend to a river and a steep climb leads toward Dingboche. As you reach Dingboche, you’ll witness the beautiful arrangements of fields filled with the crops like barley, potatoes, and buckwheat. You’ll spend a night at one of the teahouses in Dingboche.

Day 05: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Today is the second acclimatization day at Dingboche. This acclimatization is important as you’ll be at a higher elevation and shouldn’t pressurize your body. Rather you should give enough time to adjust with thin air. However, you’ll not sit idle, you’ll go for an acclimatization hike to the ridge above Dingboche and enjoy the close-up panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks Lhotse and the other side of Ama Dablam, and Island Peak. Besides, you’ll also get a chance to admire the magical view of Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Makalu. To the north side, you’ll witness many Himalayan peaks over the Khumbu Khola. After exploring the Dingboche village, you’ll get back to the teahouse for an overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,203 ft)5-6 hours,  Tea House Accommodation.

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche takes about five to six hours and has a distance of 7 km. Today you’ll ascend from Dingboche to 4,940 m at Lobuche through Pheriche at 4,240 m. For the first 40-50 minutes, the trail is easy. After this easy walk, you’ll come across many-prayer stupa. From here the trail descends towards Pheriche village. Today’s walk offers you the magnificent view of Mt. Tawache, Pokalde, and especially Mt. Ama Dablam. From Pheriche, for one and a half to two hours, you’ll have a pleasant walk till you reach the small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. This place is well-known as Thugla and it is the only place which has a teahouse before Lobuche. Further, after a strenuous trek for three hours, you’ll reach Lobuche for an overnight stay.

Day 07: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,957ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) 6-7 hours,Tea House Accommodation.

Today is the big day as you’ll accomplish your dream to be at the base of the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest. You will begin the day’s trek after walking through the grassy field. As you move forward, you’ll notice the icy-glacial ponds and icebergs which lie below the Khumbu glacier. Following the rocky and windy path for about three and a half hours, you’ll arrive at Gorak Shep (5,170 m). After some rest at Gorak Shep, you will continue your exciting and adventurous journey to the base camp. It will take around two to three hours to reach the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). So, today you’ll have to walk for six to seven hours and nearly cover 13 km total distance at high altitude. Once you reach the final destination i.e., Everest Base Camp, you’ll be awe-struck by the view of lofty peaks towering over you. You’ll also get a wonderful view of the world’s deepest glacier; Khumbu glacier. This experience will intensify your feelings of achievement of making it up here. After relishing in the beauty of the Khumbu region, you’ll descend along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and make your way to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

Day 08: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,187 ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,264 ft) 7-8 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Today you’ll hike to Kala Patthar at dawn for the sunrise view over Mt. Everest and other peaks. It is your highest point of the trek at an altitude of 5,545 meters above the sea level. It’ll take less than an hour to cover 1.2 km distance from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is a famous vantage point for the splendid view of Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Thamserku. After enjoying the 360-degree panoramic mountain views you’ll walk back to Pheriche (4,288 m) for an overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft) 6 – 7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Today you’ll trek down through the hillside covered by colorful rhododendron and juniper trees. It’ll take around four hours to reach Tengboche. Further, descending through pine and rhododendron forests you’ll reach Phungki Thanga, where you can spot mountain goats, pheasants, and other wild animals and birds common to this area. Along the way you’ll pass through several prayer flags, hanged on the Chortens, Mani Walls, and Suspension bridges. As you’re heading back, you can capture and enjoy the summit view of Everest and the back side of Lhotse. Likewise, after crossing the bridge over Imja Khola, the trail goes through the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung Village, and Namche Bazaar. Once you reach the teahouse at Namche you can enjoy a hot shower and relax in your room. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (3,430 m/11,283 ft) 6 – 7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Today you’ll be back to Lukla by following the bank of Dudh Koshi river. You’ll pass through several streams and cross many suspension bridges. You will have an altitude drop from 3,440 m to 2,860 m. Passing through a forest trail and small villages, you’ll first reach Phakding. An hour of uphill climb will bring you to Lukla for an overnight stay at a comfortable teahouse.

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla

Normally, the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,338 m) departs early in the morning and takes about 45 minutes. Upon arrival at the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll escort back to your respective hotel. You can rest and relax till evening. Or, you can also stroll around nearby places like Thamel or Durbar Marg and buy some gifts for your family and friends. In the evening, you’ll join a farewell dinner to celebrate your trek accomplishment. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

  • Airport pick up from Tribhuban Airport
  • Airport Drop for Lukla Flight
  •  Flight Ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla about 40m.
  • A  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License.
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter max 20kg)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (Guest House/lodge)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  )
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card
  • Food, salary Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition.
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue Help in case of emergency (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket about 40m
  • Airport to hotel by car
  • Government tax and service charge
  • Airport departure to your sweet home
  • All programs as per Itinerary.
  • Food and Accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks (soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
  • Kathmandu Monuments fees
  • shower during the trek
  • Bar bills
  • If you use high level accommodation during trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek – 11 Days

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