Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trek is a 12-day adventure mountain trip in Nepal, which is one of the best destinations to travel for adventure and mountain lovers. The trek offers pristine mountain views including the world’s highest mountain Everest and its surrounding peaks. The Everest region is home to the mountain legend Sherpa People, so you will also have an opportunity of meeting these people, experience their culture, religion, and lifestyle, and get their warm hospitality during trekking to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

An Adventurous scenic flight takes you to Lukla from Kathmandu. However, the flights to Lukla are operating from Ramechhap (Manthali) during the busy trekking seasons. After landing at Lukla Airport, the walking journey begins and reaches Phakding on the first day.

After the first night stay in Phakding, you trek to Namche Bazaar on the second day and take the first altitude practice day on the third day. You hike to Hotel Everest View for the altitude practice and stay in Namche Bazaar. It means you spend the second and third nights in Namche Bazaar.

The third day’s journey goes to Tengboche, which is the best hill station to see Mt. Ama Dablam (the most charming mountain in the Everest region). You also visit an ancient Buddhist monastery in the evening and join regular worship with the monks.

After Tengboche, you trek to Dingboche and take the second acclimatization rest on the sixth day. On the second acclimatization day, you hike to Nangkartshang Hill. You see Nepal’s 4th and world’s 5th highest mountain with many other high snow-capped mountains during this hike.

After well-acclimatization from the second one in Dingboche, you trek higher to Lobuche. The 8th day of the Everest Base Camp Trek is important because you are reaching the final destination Everest Base Camp. You trek early morning from Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp today.

On the 9th day, you hike to Kala Patthar and trek back to Pheriche through Lobuche and Thukla. If you do not have time to walk back to Lukla after the Kala Patthar and the Base Camp, you can fly out on a helicopter directly to Kathmandu from Gorakshep, which is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return trek.

You arrive in Lukla with 3 days of walk from Gorakshep, which you take eight days on your way up. You spend the last night of the trek in Lukla before taking a flight back to Kathmandu. Check the outline itinerary of the Everest Base Camp trek below:

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 03: Rest in Namche and Hike to Hotel Everest View

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche

Day 06: Rest day in Dingboche and hike to Nangkartshang Hill

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche

Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp

Day 09: Hike to Kala Patthar and trek back to Pheriche

Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazaar

Day 11: Trek to Lukla

Day 12: Fly out from Lukla

Above mentioned itinerary is a classic one, which most of the Everest Base Camp trekkers are following, but it can be changed according to your stamina, experience, and time frame.

There are two best seasons to trek to Everest Base Camp. September to November in autumn and March to May in spring are the ideal seasons, although December offers the best visibility in the Everest region. Check the details about these two different seasons below:


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