Everest Base Camp Trek Details – All You Need To Know Before Planning A Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek Details – All You Need To Know Before Planning A Trek

Arriving at Everest base camp is being the objective of thousand of experience trekkers from everywhere throughout the world. There is a brilliance see, trekking through this region and involvement in Sherpa culture and way of life.

This is exceptionally accommodating on the web manual for Everest base camp trek. You will discover all the data on it to trek securely and effectively to the base camp.

I am giving general data to the Everest base camp trek, which aides you to plan well the trek.

About Everest Base Camp Trek


Everest Base Camp

The great Everest base camp trek leads through the Khumbu valley, getting a charge out of the excellence of the Sagarmatha national park and takes to the perspective on 4 most elevated mountains above 8000+ meters. These most elevated mountains are Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,470m) and Cho-Oyu (8,201m).

This Popular trek finds and pursues the strides of Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa as you trek from Lukla to EBC.

It is a teahouse trek so you will remain in the absolute most elevated towns on the planet. You may investigate the nearby culture and convention of local Sherpa individuals and find out about their recorded association with the mountains.

Visiting Kalapatthar (5,550m) and getting a charge out of with a 360-degree all-encompassing perspective on the trek is one of the primary attractions.

Investigating the different old and chronicled Buddhist religious communities with some different landmarks and find out about religion, culture and celebrations are some different encounters of the trek.

Everest base camp trek begins with a picturesque mountain departure from Kathmandu to Lukla. This thirty-minutes flight offers beautiful mountain perspective on various Himalayan extents. In the wake of arriving at Lukla, you trek to Phakding which is a brief day trek.

Intersection some unique suspension connects and getting a charge out of with the view, you keep proceeding with your trek to the Everest base camp passing Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. It takes 8 days to climb from Lukla to EBC including 2 rest days for elevation rehearses.

You trek back to Lukla in 3 long days trek in the wake of visiting Kalapatthar and fly back to Kathmandu in the wake of going through a night in Lukla.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary


Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Everest base camp trek is 12 days schedule which is every one of the trekkers use. In any case, you may make one day shorter or a couple of days longer as your wellness and disposition practice.

I recommend following the ordinary agenda or in any event, making it longer to keep away from the height issues. Here is a detail agenda review step by step for your effortlessness.

Day 1 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

You will have an early morning trip to Lukla from Kathmandu today. The flight takes 30 minutes which offers an excellent perspective on picturesque Mountain View, various towns, and lovely scenes. When you arrive on the Lukla air terminal, at that point you start your trek to Phakding crossing Chheplung, Thadokoshi and Ghat towns. It is a brief day trek to Phakding which takes you around 3 hrs.

Day 2 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

This is a taxing day trek to Namche. You climb elevation around 800 meters today. The trek is around 6-7 hrs in length crossing 5 diverse suspension connects on a similar waterway. You will enter the Sagarmatha national park from Monjo here you registration the permit. In the wake of having your lunch in Jorsalle, you trek another 3 hrs to Namche Bazar.

Day 3 Acclimatization rest day in Namche

This is your first elevation practice day which is compulsory before arriving at the base camp. You climb up to Everest see lodging passing the most elevated air terminal (Syangboche) in the Khumbu district. It takes 2 hrs to reach to Everest see inn. In the wake of getting a charge out of the perspective on Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and other excellent mountains from here, you climb back to Namche Bazar or may go to Khumjung town (the greatest town in the locale).

Day 4 Trek from Namche to Tengboche

Today is a lovely day to trek to Tengboche. You will appreciate the perspective on similar mountains which you as of now have seen during the acclimatization climb. Trekking through a decent and clear trail around 2 and a half hours, you reach Kyanjuma from where the trail to Gokyo separates at that point trek downwards to Phunkitenga. Here you stop for your lunch and rise 2 hrs through the woodland to Tengboche. You may visit a recorded old cloister here at night.

Day 5 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

After a picturesque see from this slope in the first part of the day, you trek downwards to Deboche. At that point, you cross a suspension extension and move for some time to Pangboche. Your next stop for your lunch is Somare which goes for about an hour’s stroll from Pangboche. Presently, you effectively cross the tree line and be in the open region. You feel less oxygen noticeable all around here while trekking to Dingboche.

Day 6 Rest day at Dingboche

This is you’re the second-day acclimatization rest day. Today, you climb up to Nangar-Tsang slope which takes around 3 hrs. You will see the fourth most noteworthy heap of Nepal (Makalu) from here including standard mountains Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and that’s just the beginning. At that point, you climb back to the hotel in Dingboche.

Day 7 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

Today, you climb through an edge keeping Pheriche to your left side. You trek around 3-3 and a half hours to Thukla (Dhukla) where you stop for lunch. After lunch, the trail rises to Thukla’s top. Here you see bunches of landmarks of dead climbers. From the highest point of Thukla, the trail goes simple one more hour to Lobuche.

Day 8 Trek from Lobuche to Everest base camp through Gorakshep

This is your significant day since you are arriving at your objective. You have to begin somewhat prior in the first part of the day. To start with, you trek to Gorakshep which takes you around 3 hrs and you take some snappy lunch. After your speedy lunch, you climb to Everest base camp leaving all your stuff at the hotel aside from your required warm gear. It takes 2-2 and a half hours to arrive at base camp and the equivalent to return so it is a taxing day trek.

Day 9 Hike up to Kalapatthar and trek back to Pheriche

This is the day to see mind blowing Everest Himalaya. You start your climb early morning with your electric lamp to Kalapatthar. Climbing to the Kalapatthar takes around 2 hrs and an hour back. You will appreciate a 360-degrees perspective on the Everest Himalaya from Kalapatthar. At that point, you trek back to Pheriche following a similar path until Thukla.

Day 10 Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Today is another a taxing day trek from Pheriche to Namche. It takes around 7-8 hrs however you feel good to stroll in the lower district. You will return to the trees line after Pangboche and will be simpler to relax. This trail will be recognizable to you since you as of now have been left en route behind to the base camp.

Day 11 Trek from Namche to Lukla

This is additionally a taxing day that you took 2 days to come up. It takes around 7 hrs to Lukla from here. You will stop in Phakding for your lunch and trek another 3 hrs to Lula with a gradual climbing trail. This is you’re the latest night of mountain remain so you may praise your trek here.

Day 12 Fly back to Kathmandu

Keeping a delightful extraordinary memory of the Everest base camp trek, you will fly in the early morning from here to Kathmandu. After a tranquil mountain remains, you will land in the boisterous city missing your family and home.

Everest Base Camp Trek Distance


Distance from Namche Bazaar

Everest base camp trek full circle from Lukla to Lukla is about 130Km. It looks simple from step by step as per the guide.

8 Days trek from Lukla to Everest base camp is 68 Km and come back to Lukla from here is 62 Km. 8 Days including 2 rest days up to the base camp is an ordinary and suggested trekking schedule for everybody. Trekking camps are longer the initial a couple of days and dropping again from EBC. Doing the entire 130 Km in 11 days is genuinely enough.

Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs

Before arranging a trek to the Everest base camp, you may look for some answer for oftentimes posed inquiries. It encourages you to plan well your effective Everest base camp trek. Here are some standard inquiries and their responses to help to set up your trek.

How hard is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest base camp trek isn’t a simple one. Yet, this is a slow height increase trek in light of certain days trek in over 4000 meters with low-level oxygen. The height makes hard to stroll with a hard breath.

Flying from Kathmandu (1350m) to Lukla (2,856m) is as of now too high and feel the elevation. You will trek step by step gradually up to base camp (5,364m) and Kalapatthar (5,550m). So It is a moderate level trek by wellness and strenuous trek with picking up height and its impact.

What amount does it cost for Everest base camp trek?

Everest base camp trek is a teahouse trek so you don’t have to convey nourishments and tents and needn’t bother with a lot of labour. It’s anything but a costly trek contrast with the trekking in different nations. You discover great arrangements through the web with various expenses yet 600 USD to 1300 USD is a genuinely decent value as indicated by the administration type.

Do you need a guide and a porter to Everest base camp trek?

My recommendation is smarter to employ a guide and a watchman for the trek. You may do freely as well however you might be in compel each day to locate the correct heading and settlement. On the off chance that you are trekking independently, you have to examine yourself about everything in Everest yet in the event that you have a guide he may give all the data.

A watchman assumes an indispensable job to make your effective Everest base camp trek. Conveying such a substantial burden and getting a charge out of nature isn’t a joke so on the event that you have a watchman, you may completely appreciate nature and an upbeat occasion.

When is the best time for Everest base camp trek?

The best time to trek to the Everest base camp is from March to May in spring. It is the climbing season for the Everest undertaking so you see bunches of brilliant tents of the climbers at the base camp.

Perceivabillity is decent and clear during these months. Climate is steady and dry in this season and the backwoods will be brilliant with blooming rhododendron in the lower area.

September to November is harvest time is the most noteworthy season and great to trek to base camp. This season has overflowed trekkers the whole distance. Winter has still a decent view yet this is a freezing season and summer from June to August isn’t prescribed for this trek.

Do you need a trekking grant for Everest base camp trek?


Trekking Permits

Truly, you do require the trekking grants. You will do a trek inside to the world legacy site of UNESCO (Sagarmatha National Park) so you have to have a national passage grant and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality section grant. The Sagarmatha national park section license cost you 3000 NPR and Pasang Lhamu charge 2000 NPR.

Will you get height affliction during Everest base camp trek?

In the event that you pursue the schedule having 2 acclimatization rest days for elevation practice it may not impact. In any case, you have to walk moderate, not continue considering height, drink a lot of clean water, keep warm yourself all the time ought to be fine.

You lose your craving, hard to rest, getting worn out while resting, cerebral pain, attempt to regurgitation, queasiness, and some different indications, better have one more day rest or dive as soon conceivable.

What would it be advisable for you to pack for the Everest base camp trek?

The significant thing is having great prepared for the Everest base camp trek. You can procure a few things which you don’t utilize again after the trek in Kathmandu or can purchase all the apparatus. Here is a rundown of essential hardware which your requirements for the trek.

  •  Thermal Layer
  •  Trekking Shirts
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Feather Jacket (Down Jacket)
  • Hiking Trousers and Shorts
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trouser
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Buff
  • Windproof Warm Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • Sport shoes/Sandals
  •  Some sets of Trekking Socks
  • Duffel Bag/Rucksack
  • Daypack
  • Rain Cover
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Trekking Poles
  • Sunglass
  • Head Torch

Do I need insurance for the Everest base camp trek?

Truly, you have to have travel protection for the Everest base camp trek. Prior to purchasing protection, you should be certain on the off chance that it conceals to 6,000 meters and any crisis departure administration incorporates one.

Settlement and Food in Everest Base Camp Trek


Lodge in the Everest trail

Everest base camp trek has a ton of decisions of settlement. You can get a private room each spot and get the appended washroom in certain spots. In the event that you might want to have extravagance convenience during the trek, it is likewise conceivable yet it cost you costly. A spot like Tengboche will be hard to get settlements in the event that you have not booked ahead of time.

Nourishment in the Everest base camp trek has bunches of decisions that you can browse the nourishment menu. Additionally, they cook neighborhood nourishment on the off chance that you might want to taste the Nepalese and Sherpa nourishment. The chickens are prepared in a large portion of the cabins and nourishment things are nearly the equivalent.

You may purchase filtered water in each spot however as you go higher, the cost goes higher. You may drink typical faucet water utilizing decontamination tablets, drops or sterilizers. Additionally, you may bring eco-bottle which channels everything. Make sure to carry two jugs with you to feel the water and use cleansing then you generally have prepared water to drink.

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most prominent treks in Nepal than whole treks in the Nepalese Himalaya. It has an incredible number of regular and social attractions. I trust this data causes you to design your Everest base camp trek and picked up something about the trek before you hop on.

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Written by Rajesh Thapaliya

I am Rajesh Thapaliya working in the Nepalese tourism industry for more than a decade and a half as a tour leader and trekking/ tour operator in Frolic Adventure Pvt. Ltd. I have been to most of the Nepalese Himalayan base camps and historical heritage sites. I write my Nepal travel experience and love photography.