The Everest Base Camp is one of the most trekked destinations in Nepal. This trek takes you to the eastern mountain valley of Nepal, home to the highest summit of the world. This trip will usually last around 12 days. In this trip, you can experience the magnificent ecosystem of the Himalaya, the Sherpas and their culture, and astonishing landscapes.
Here we have highlighted few aspects of the Everest Base Camp trek and its itinerary.
Day 1: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and Trek to Phading(2652m/8699ft) (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours. Main attraction:
Lukla, Cheplung Village, Mount Khumbila,
Phakding, Kusum Kangaru mountain.
Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 10-12 KM) Duration: 6 hours Main attraction:
Jorsale and Monjo village, Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park
Day 3: Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 HoursMain attraction: Everest Photo Gallery, the Sherpa Culture Museum, Everest View hotel.
Day 4: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours Main attraction: Dudh Koshi Valley,
Dudh Koshi, the Imja Khola Rivers,
Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours Main attraction:
Dingboche, Lhotse, the Ama Dablam
Day 6: Acclimatization Day – Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours Main attraction: Nagerjun, Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Kangtega (6685m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), and the Ama Dablam (6856m)
Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 HoursMain attraction: Khumbutse, the Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and the Pumori
Day 8: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) – Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours Main attraction: Khumbu Glacier,
Khumbu Icefall, Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains.
Day 9: Gorakshep – Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) – Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours Main attraction: Mount Everest, Nuptse, Chagatse, Lhotse and the Pumori
Day 10: Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM)Duration: 7 Hours
Day 11: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours Main attraction: Chortens, prayer flags, Mani-stone walls, and small Gompas, Dudh Koshi river
Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu
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