Everything you need to know about Everest Base Camp Trek
09 Jan

Everything You Need To Know About Everest Base Camp Trek

Welcome to Everest Base Camp Trek, the journey to the foot of the world's highest mountain. We highly advise spending a day in Kathmandu to get ready for the Everest Base Camp Trek. It's an excellent idea to start your Everest Base Camp Hike by touring some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Glacial View of Everest Base Camp from Gorekshep

Everest base camp trek packages

In the Khumbu Valley, there are several different ways we can trek to Everest Base Camp. For experienced trekkers and free of time restriction, the Everest Base Camp trek can combine with Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass. Combined with Gokyo Lake Chola Pass will provide magnificent views of Glacier Lakes, see the longest Himalayan Glacier Ngozumpa Glacier, and 360 degrees Himalayan views. Adding additional side trips makes the Everest base camp trek package more interesting. Trekking to such high Himalayan valleys experience and trustworthy trekking and tour operators play a big role in the success of your trip. We Visit Himalaya Treks providing Himalayan travel services for more than 2 decades and we are proud to say we are one of the best trekking companies providing the best travel service in Nepal’s Himalayas.


Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla

Lukla Flight and Connectivity to Khumbu Region of Nepal.

Our trekking adventure begins in Lukla when going to Everest Base Camp. Lukla is the entrance to Mount Everest. From Kathmandu, we fly 35 minutes through the mountains to the Lukla Tenzing Hillary airfield. Nowadays, Lukla flights are flown from Manthali Airport during the prime trekking seasons, such as the months of October and November in the autumn and April and May in the spring, to avoid congested airports in Kathmandu. Manthali Airport is located 145 kilometers south-east of Kathmandu; it takes 4 to 5 hours to drive there from the capital. The flight just takes about 20 minutes to travel from Ramechhap to Lukla. We will leave Kathmandu very early in the morning to drive to Ramechhap and then board a flight to Lukla. The official beginning of our 13-day trip to the Everest base camp is Lukla. Since there isn't a road in or out of the Khumbu region, Lukla Airport acts as the only direct connection. One of the most breathtaking flights in the entire globe is made possible by the runway's renown for being short and slanted at an angle, as well as the landing approach's skirting of valleys.


Everest base camp trekking distance

The Everest Base Camp Trek's high point is Kala Pattar View Point, which is located at a height of 5545 meters, and the Everest base camp trek height is 5345 meters above sea level, and it begins after our flight lands at Lukla Airport. Over the course of our 13-day journey, we will cover around 130 kilometers, passing through a number of ancient villages, glacial rivers, forests, suspension bridges, and monasteries as we make our way toward Mount Everest.

Photo taken from Everest base Camp

The Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Flying into Lukla's thrilling, high-altitude Tenzing Hilary Airport.
  • Visit typical Sherpa settlements to gain some insight into their Tibetan way of life and yak herders.
  • Trek through The Sagarmatha National Park with its exclusive flora and fauna.
  • Visit Namche Bazaar, which serves as the starting point for all Everest expeditions.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, which has a strong spiritual relationship to Ningma-pa sec.
  • Eyewitness the sun rises and sunset over Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar (5550 meters).
  • Feel the area around the glacier base camp of Mount Everest.
  • Recall the beauty of the Khumbu Icefalls and Khumbu Glacier.
  • Follow the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Sir Edmund Hillary, and numerous other well-known mountaineers.


Everest base camp trek itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding. (2610 meters).
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 meters).
Day 03: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche. (4220 meters).
Day 06: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche. (4910 meters)
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep. (5180 meters). Everest Base Camp hike and Gorakshep.
Day 09: Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche. (4900 meters).
Day 10: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters).
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 meters).
Day 12: Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters)
Day 13: Fly to Ramechhap and drive to Kathmandu or Fly to KTM from Lukla)

(Note: the given itinerary is a guideline you may change at any time of your needs)


Mt Ammadablam View from Pangboche


Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty? How hard is the trek to Everest Base Camp?

It is difficult to quantify the difficulty of this trek, but we classify it as challenging because it requires 6 to 8 hours of walking every day. At Gorakshep, at a height of 5000 meters, we'll spend the night. However, if you are a reasonably fit and active person, we would evaluate this trip as mild for you. On the other hand, if you are not a generally fit and active person, we would grade this trek as demanding for you. However, climbing into the Himalayas is more difficult than it is at sea level. Nepal is recognized as a mountainous country with constant ups and downs known as Nepalese flats.

As a trekking company, Visit Himalaya Trek gives the Everest Base Camp Trek a Demanding grade because it combines a Moderate and hard walk lasting 6 to 8 hours per day at an altitude of up to 5000 meters with side visits to higher elevations. These are categorized as unclear trails that are far from human habitation. People with asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, or other complex medical issues that are negatively impacted by severe exercise should not participate in this journey at Everest Base Camp because one needs to be very fit for a trip of this kind. But we strongly advise having a few extra days to spare if you're a beginner hiker who has never gone very high in the Himalayas.

The hard parts of the Everest Base Camp Trek are mentioned below:

  • Walking an average of 6-8 hours a day.
  • Covering 13-14 kilometers of distance every day.
  • Gain 400-800 m altitude elevation per day.
  • Chances of altitude sickness.
  • The higher you go thinner the air pressure in higher altitudes.


Sunset View on Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar

Everest base camp trek cost.

The cost of the climb to Everest base camp is extremely difficult to estimate. The sort of trek you are planning, your trekking route, your mode of transportation, the amount of time you spend on the path, and the service level you have chosen to trek with will all have an impact on how much your trip to Everest base camp will cost. Although the expense will undoubtedly be lower if you hike alone, the trek won't have the same impact as you had hoped. If you choose an agency or service provider, your Everest base camp trek will be somewhat pricey, but they will increase the value of your trip without telling you how much it will cost. Therefore, we (Visit Himalaya Treks) provide an Everest base camp trek with complete guidance and high-quality service for USD 1800 per person. Thus, although it appears to be pricey, seeing the Nepalese Himalayas will add significant value to your vacation.


How long is the hike to Everest Base Camp?

From arrival in Kathmandu to departure from Kathmandu, our 17-day Everest Base Camp expedition is available. The actual trek lasts 12 days, including two days for acclimatization. Due to the popularity of the Everest base camp hike among mountain lovers, people occasionally misjudge the dangers of altitude sickness and basic mountain safety. Because our top goal is safe hikes over the Himalayas, we never advise doing the Everest Base Camp trek quickly.


Is Everest Base Camp Trek worth it?

Since the first human stepped onto the summit of the globe in 1953, Mt. Everest has gained fame. Since then, people have had the desire to at least once in a lifetime travel to the base camp of a high peak on the planet. So why not visit if it is worthwhile? You'll feel like you've found a slice of heaven once you arrive at Everest base camp. It is a tremendous accomplishment and well worth the effort to leave everything behind and spend some time in the high Himalayas with gorgeous sunshine. For your reference, please visit our YouTube channel.


Having tea break on the way to Tyangboche

Can a beginner climb Everest Base Camp?

To see the top of the world and stand at its base camp has always been a dream. Not only that, but the journey to Everest base camp offers the chance to interact with traditional Sherpa culture, observe their way of life, and experience their genuine hospitality, all of which can be life-altering. You can achieve your goal of visiting Everest Base Camp if you have lots of time and privacy. A person who is physically fit can complete the EBC journey if you have a strong mind setup by walking around 6 to 8 hours a day then off-course beginner also climbs to Everest base camp as well.


Best time to Everest Base Camp Trek?

The best time of year to trek to Everest Base Camp is from the end of September to mid-December when the monsoon has passed through Nepal. The months of October, November, and December in Nepal may be counted on to have clear skies and breathtaking Himalayan views. Another fantastic time to trek at Everest Base Camp during the spring is from March to May. Everest Base Camp is crowded with Expedition camps during the spring. The peak climbing season for Mount Everest is in April and May.


Gears List you will need for Everest Base Camp.

We begin our Everest Base Camp Trek at the elevation of 2810 meters in Lukla. At 5364 meters above sea level, we will reach Everest Base Camp, then at 5545 meters, Kalapattar. We will need warm, wind-protective gear for our walk to Everest Base Camp, which is essential for high mountain climbs. Please follow the given link suggested gear list for Everest Base Camp Trek. https://www.visithimalayastrek.com/page/trekking-gear-list-details.



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