Everest Base Camp Trekking Distance

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  • Last Updated on Jun 19, 2023

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Everest Base Camp Trekking Distance is completely a spectacular adventure trekking in Everest region trekking of Nepal.

This classical adventure trekking distance begins from Lukla after we have short flight from Kathmandu. Lukla flight sometimes, is, disturbed due to bad weather condition. Even the tourists are sometimes stranded for 4-5 days either at Lukla or Kathmandu. So, we have to prepare accordingly.

We get equipped at Lukla with required things and our team. We trek to Phakding. Further, we head to Namche via Manjo and Jorsalle.

Namche Bazaar, a trade and tourist hub, is the capital of Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Every Everest Region Trekking. This tourist hub is popular for relaxation, Sherpa cultural Museum, Hotel Everest View and fabulous mountain peaks. Via Tengboche, we get to Lobuche and Gorekhshep.

We even experience some rare and endangered alpine flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park.

We climb Kalapatthar early in the morning and capture the most breathtaking view of giant peaks including Mt. Everest, the top of the world.

Then, we go to Everest Base Camp for more stunning views and we gradually descend to lower elevation and ultimately end our trekking with a short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu via Namche and Phakding.

How Far is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Trekkers who prefer to trek to the Everest Region are always wondering about Everest Base Camp Trekking Distance.

This classical and legendary   Everest Base Camp trekking Distance from Lukla to EBC and back is 130km long – 65km each way. It seems as if we have to travel a lot in the mountain but no worries since we divide this distance approximately into two weeks period.

The average distance we will be covering each day will be about 15km. This distance can easily be covered by those who have the stamina of walking 5-7 hours in the mountain. This distance is reasonable with acclimatization.

Some travellers prefer lesser time duration than 2 weeks those have the stronger stamina of walking in the mountain.

Everest Base Camp Trekking can be completed even in 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 days. Tour operators design itinerary according to our time frame and budget. However, Everest Base Camp with rush is not memorable. One most significant thing is that we have to have enough acclimatization during Everest Base camp Trekking because we are going above 5000m. Prior trekking or hiking experience is recommended.

Below, we have provided a day by Everest base camp trekking distance and duration Itinerary for the 11 Days Everest base camp trekking.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla; trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft)-9 km (3-4 hours)

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft)-12 km (5-6 hours)

Day 03: Acclimatization Day.Explore the Namche Bazaar and Hike up to Everest View Hotel

Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft)-10 km (5-6 hours)

Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft)-12 km (5-6 hours)

Day 06: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft)-12 km (5-6 hours)

Day 07: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep (5,364m/17,594ft)(5,170m/16,961ft)-15 km (6-7 hours)

Day 08: Trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche via Kalapatthar (5,545m/18192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft)-13 km (7-8 hours)

Day 09: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft)-14 km (6-7 hours)

Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla via Phakding (2,860m/9,186ft)-15 km (6-7 hours)

Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal Best time of the year

Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal best time year mean of the before doing Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal, the most frequent question is what Everest base camp trekking in Nepal the best time of the year? The answer is very simple. It is between March- April and between September- Novembers. Let’s see what happens in Nepal in these two seasons so that these two times of the year are best times to Everest base camp trekking in Nepal. In the month of March and April, Nepal’s most of the hills in trekking routes are blanketed with flowering rhododendron and other flowering and non-flowering vegetation’s.Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal Best time of the year.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Distance. It is very pleasant to trek in Nepal via deep and dense floras. Likewise, between Septembers – November, the temperature is mild in the mountain and there is not much snow in the trail. There is no rain and not much snowfall in the mountain. Trekking in Nepal is really rewarding between September- Novembers.

Why Everest Base camp Trekking

Better you ask why not Everest base camp trekking in Nepal? There are more than 1,600 peaks here including Mount Everest—tallest peak of the world towering at an altitude of 8,848m. Similarly, out of 14 peaks of over 8,000m eight are in Nepal. You find hundreds of trekking trail in this land of the Himalayas. Moreover, there are more than 100 ethnic groups here who speak around 120 different languages and each ethnic group has its own unique language and culture. The temples, gompas, natural beauty, flora and fauna, culture and traditions and many more things attract you here for trekking. Everest Base Camp Trekking Distance.

Everest Base Camp Trek Elevation

Everest Base Camp Trek Elevation varies from 1400m to 5364 m. to 5545 m. high. Everest Base Camp Trekking begins from Kathmandu which is located at 1400 m. and the highest point of Everest Base Camp Trek is Kalapatthar which is located at 5545m offering breathtaking views of mighty peaks including the top of the world, Mt. Everest. And the Everest Base Camp, the highest Base Camp of the world is located at the elevation of 5364 m.

We begin our Everest Base Camp Trekking with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We fly from 1400m to 2860 m. Then we trek to Namche which is at the elevation of 3440 m. Then, gradually, we trek to Gorekhshep which is located at the elevation of  5164 m. Then, we further trek to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp. 

What happens if get sick in Mountain

No worries as you have booked trekking with the agency like mine. The guide with you is not just a person who shows you track and tell you about the local culture and tradition. He is somebody who will help you with medical assistance as he is good at first aid service and this what they learn as a trekking guide. If you are really in bad condition then also you do not need to worry because he will be in constant touch with us (agency). If you require evacuation then also you will be evacuated on time by helicopter.

Why is a guide necessarily? I've trekked/hiked/camped before - can't I guide myself?

Of course, the guide is must in the mountain. If we hire a guide, we can save both time and money. We get a lot of insights about local culture and mountain panorama. Besides, if get any sickness or sudden problem, the first person to help you is a guide. So, a guide will help you in many ways during the trip. Guiding yourself is like being a part of an incomplete trekking trip in the mountain.

Are there any age limits for Himalayan trekking?

Obviously, there is no age limit for the trekkers to trek in the mountain of Nepal. Those who have the willingness and have enough stamina can make the trip in the Himalayas. However, on must be with sound health and have the stamina of hiking or trekking for 4- 8 hours in the mountain in a day.

Is previous trekking experience really necessary?

We say no. However, if you have previous experience of trekking or hiking, that will, of course, make the trip more memorable and enjoyable.

What's the best time of year to book a trek in Nepal?

The best time to travel in Nepal is either between May- April and Sept- Mid of Nov. However, some treks can be done all around the year on your request.

Are any permits required for trekking?

Yes. We need trekking permit to trek in Nepal. For restricted areas, we have to obtain a special permit too.

How long do treks last?

Some easy and short treks last for 2-7 days and moderate and strenuous trekking lost from 7- 22 days.  Some treks are longer like even 28 days.

What kinds of accommodations will we utilize?

We will use tea house accommodation in the mountain. The accommodation will be normal without attaching bathroom. So, don’t expect as luxury as city accommodation in the mountain.

What is a tea house trekking?

It is such type of trekking in which we spend the night at the tea house and have our meal too according to our interest among the items mentioned in the menu.

What is camping trekking?

We use a tent for our accommodation and we even have to arrange all the required equipment and foodstuffs ourselves for the entire trip which is costly too.

Where do we eat our meals?

We eat our meals at the tea house. There are numbers of guest houses and tea houses in the mountain. However, the food items may be limited than you expect.

What physical criteria will ensure I'm fit enough to trek?

You are required to be without cardiovascular disease and high-level stamina of working 4-8 hours in the mountain. There shouldn’t be any kind of serious illness in your body. Better to go to the doctor and consult before trekking in the mountain.

What do I need to know about sun protection?

In order to protect yourself from the Sun, you have to bring sunblock cream, glass, hat and full sleeve clothes during the travel.

Are solo female travellers safe on Himalayan treks?

We cannot guarantee it. So, it is recommended to travel in the group or at least with a partner either boy or a girl.

What happens if the flight from Lukla or Kathmandu is delayed?

If the flight is delayed, the flight is rescheduled or postponed for the next day. It mostly occurs during winter. So, it is better to have some spare days.

How much can a porter carry?

The individual porter carries 15- 18kg in the mountain.

What communication options exist while trekking?

Nowadays, there is an availability of Wifi in major trekking trails and we also can access the connection by getting local sim card on our mobile set.

Do you have any extra charges for solo travellers?

There is no extra charge for the solo traveller, however, the trip cost tends to be expensive than joining in a group.

Can I get a refund if I don't finish the trek?

Once you booked the trip, the cost of an unused portion of the trip cannot get the refund.

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