Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Posted by Rajesh Thapaliya on November 1st, 2022

The most preferred mountain trek by trekkers in Nepal is the Everest base camp trek. There are thousands of mountain adventurers from around the world every year. Everest base camp trek attempts an excellent natural and cultural experience of the Himalayan region of Nepal.

Trekkers may enter the Everest base camp trekking trail from several places. But, common access for most hikers is Lukla. A small aircraft connects Lukla to the Everest base camp hike itinerary from Kathmandu. There are several base camps to visit in different locations in Nepal. But, the Everest base camp trip is pretty famous as a base camp trek in Nepal.

Lukla to Everest base camp trekking itinerary bangs inside the Sagarmatha national park. A half an hour scenic mountain flight drops at Lukla airport for the hikers. Then walking activity starts towards the bottom of the world’s highest mountain Everest.

The Everest base camp trekking journey is a 12 days round trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. It takes eight days to reach the base camp, including two altitude practice days on the way up. The trek might have various itineraries for the types of hikers. Slow and not usual alpinist may add a few extra days on a regular plan. Wise alpine and climatized trekkers can cut about one day if they do not have enough time.

Of course, most Everest base camp trekkers look forward to seeing massive mountains before they plan a trip. Not only the mighty Himalayas but there are also lots of other highlights to observe during the Everest base camp trek.

Everest base camp trek cost banks on the type of service. Just hiring a guide and a porter is cheaper. But, in the end, one EBC trekker spends around 1500 USD minimum.

Some deserving hill stations like Kalapatthar, Everest view hotel, Tengboche, and Nangar-Tsang supply unblocking phenomenal Everest mountain views. Interacting with the local people could be another beautiful experience on the Everest base camp trek. On the other hand, attractive valleys, wildlife, natural heritage, and religious monuments are worthy.

The best time to trek to the Everest base camp is from September to November in the autumn. And also in spring from March to May. There are a couple of hundred Everest climbers during spring. Winter is cold, but there are some people in this season. June to August is not a good time for the Everest region hike.

There are plenty of guesthouses at every stop. Visitors may choose a food course from a food menu. So, Trekkers should not bring a tent and food for the Everest base camp trek. The Everest region is a fine handled by Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), the Sherpa community, and the Sagarmatha national park.

Base Camp Trek Detailed Itinerary

 The 14-days Everest base camp trek itinerary includes a full-day city tour in Kathmandu and a 1-rest day on the trek for altitude practice. The itinerary starts from your international arrival to departure. We make a customized Everest base camp trek as your interest. We also make a 12-day Everest base camp trek itinerary, a 14-day Everest base camp trek itinerary, 10 days Everest base camp trek itinerary, and 2-week Everest base camp trek itinerary, 11-day Everest base camp trek itinerary on your demand.

The Everest base camp trek itinerary is mainly twelve days round trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. It is followed by most of the Everest base camp trekkers. If you do not have enough time for the regular itinerary, you can stay with a 9-day trip plan. Helicopter return to Everest base camp trek can do in nine days. You will follow the same trip plan up to the base camp for twelve days and fly out on a helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu direct. The EBC trek itinerary has been given below:

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2,840m) 30 minutes, and Trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3 hrs

The journey begins with a scenic flight to one of the most scenic and thrilling airstrips at Lukla. The early morning flight gives way to perfect views of the entire region while the morning sun illuminates the landscapes. After landing at Lukla airstrip we begin our trek to Phakding. The journey out of Lukla passes through pleasant forest landscapes before reaching Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 7 hrs

The journey heading out of Phakding begins in the familiar stretches of the forested trail guided by the occasional glimpses of Thamserku (6,608m) leading towards Jorsalle. The hamlet of Jorsalle denotes our entry to Sagarmatha National Park adorned with exquisite floras and faunas. Beyond the confluence of the Bhotekoshi and Dudh Koshi rivers, the journey turns through the Himalayan rugged trail heading towards Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 03: Rest Day at Namche

Today, we take the first of our two acclimatization days to let our bodies adapt to the increasing altitudes. Guided by the stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848m) we begin our day with a mesmerizing trek to the Everest view hotel. Trekking through stunning Himalayan panorama we continue our journey through the surrounding reasons with visits to Everest View Hotel which is the hotel located at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) 6 hrs

Having entered the Sagarmatha National Park earlier, we begin our journey towards the hamlet of Tengboche. The journey begins with a pleasant trail alongside the mesmerizing forested trail surrounded by the exquisite Himalayas. The hamlet of Tengboche is well known for Dawa Choling Gompa home to the Mani Rimdu festival observed for peace and prosperity. Overnight stay at Tengboche.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) 5 hrs

The changing altitude is reflected by the changing landscapes as lush green forests give way to alpine shrubs. The majestic peak of Ama Dablam (6,856m) guides the alpine trail heading past thinning pine and rhododendron trees to reach the snowy trail leading to the Himalayas. The final climb leads to Dingboche through the familiar rugged Himalayan trail. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) 5-6 hrs

Today we head towards the Sherpa hamlet of Lobuche surrounded by the mesmerizing Himalayan peaks. The trail winds down squeezing through the majestic peaks of Cholatse (6,440m) and Taboche (6,367m) continuing towards the foot of Khumbu Glacier. The hamlet of Lobuche is the final stop before heading towards Everest Base Camp. Overnight stay at Lobuche.

Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (5,180m) 3 hrs, and hike to EBC (5,364m) 5 hrs (to go and come back to Gorakshep)

Today, we head towards Everest Base Camp crossing Gorakshep on our way. The trail winds through the familiar ridges of Khumbu Glacier before dipping down to Gorakshep. Past the majestic Khumbu Glacier, we reach the famous Everest Base Camp, the entry point to the world's tallest mountain. Although the peak of Everest is surrounded by clouds and cannot be observed from the base camp, the rush of adrenaline and the achievement of stepping on the foot of the world's tallest mountain are incomparable. After the exploration of Everest Base Camp, we return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.

Day 09: Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545m) 2 hrs, and Trek to Pheriche (4,210m) 5 hrs

Today, we journey to Kalapatthar viewpoint to witness the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas glistening in the early morning sun. The majestic peaks of Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,861m), Changtse (7,543m), Lhotse (8,414m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Lingtren (6,749m) illuminating with the rising sun is a sight to behold. Having our fill of the glistening Himalayas and stunning panorama, we begin our descent towards the lake bed at Gorakshep, from where we begin our trek back to Pheriche. Overnight stay at Pheriche.

Day 10: Namche Bazaar from Pheriche (7 hrs)

The decreasing altitudes welcome the lush green forests as we begin our descent. Leaving behind the stunning views of Thamserku (6,608m), the journey heads through a rough sandy trail heading up and down through the Hilly landscapes. Surrounded by Mani stones and prayer flags, we continue our journey reaching Tengboche beyond which lie the stairs leading up to Namche. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2,840m) 7 hrs

On the final day of the trek; we head back to Lukla leaving the exquisite Sagarmatha National Park and the gateway to the Himalayas. The journey back is a pleasant one filled with oak, pine, and juniper trees as the forested trail heads out of the region. The journey back will take us 6 hours through the pleasant and calming trail.

Day 12: Fly out to Kathmandu

We take an early morning flight out of Lukla which again is the home to one of the most thrilling airstrips around. The view from up above before the morning fog rolls in is a mesmerizing sight that spans the entire region. The flight takes about 35-40 minutes and after landing back in Kathmandu you will be transferred directly to the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Can't go for a trek or do not have enough time for a long trek? you have an option which is a luxury option to explore the beautiful Everest Himalaya. landing helicopter tours to the base camp can be one of the best options for those who scare of trekking in the cold or traveling with bounded time in Nepal and really interested to reach the base camp of the world's highest mountain.

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