Trek to Everest Base Camp
Author : peregrine Karki | Published On : 09 Apr 2021
For many people, trekking to Everest Base Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Because of its key attraction — Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain — this Everest Trek has been featured in various international guide books, travel shows, and vlogs. For several, the trail may appear difficult because of Everest. However, the trek is moderately challenging because altitude sickness can occur, and any healthy person can complete it.
When trekkers arrive in Lukla by plane, they are immediately immersed in Buddhist territory. Throughout the trek, one can see prayer wheels, mani walls, and chhortens, all of which represent the region's rich Buddhist heritage. A walk on the first day of trekking is simple. The Dudh Koshi River valley trail is scenic, with beautiful villages and lush forests rich in diverse flora and fauna.
Since trekkers walk on the same path used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first climbers of Mount Everest, and their climbing party nearly seven decades ago, the trek to Mount Everest's base camp will stay with you for a long time. They are the first to cross the summit of Everest.
Trekkers will not be able to see the mountains for the first two days of the journey, but they will be surrounded by mountains on the remaining days. Trekkers are greeted with a scenic Himalayan visa as soon as they pass through Namche Bazaar. They have 360-degree views of high Himalayan peaks in some areas. After Namche, Amadablam is the most prominent mountain, rising high above altitude. As you walk past Dingboche, the pyramidal summit of Pumori rises above you. The panoramic view from Kalapatthar of tall mountain peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, among others, is the cherry on top. The view of Everest from Kalapatthar gives the hiker a sense of accomplishment.
Everest Base Camp Route Information:
The trek starts with a 40-minute flight to the Everest Region's Lukla airstrip. The trail then leads to Phakding, passing through the villages of Chaurikharka and Cheplung. It then heads to Monjo along the Dudh Koshi River before climbing to Namche Bazaar. The path descends to the Dudh Koshi River from Namche Bazaar before ascending to Tengboche.
Itinerery of Everest Base Camp Trek:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2810m), trek to Phakding (2800m) -- Approx 40 minutes flight, 4 hrs trek
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) -- Approx 5-6 hrs
Day 4: Rest day for Acclimatization
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3890m) -- Approx 6 hrs
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4350m) -- Approx 5 hrs
Day 7: Rest day for Acclimatization in Dingboche
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4920m) -- Approx 6 hrs
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5340m) and back to Gorakshep (5130m) -- Approx 7 hrs
Day 10: Morning hike to Kala Patthar (5640m) and trek to Pheriche (4350m) -- Approx 6 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 12: Trek to Lukla -- Approx 6 hrs
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 14: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Day 15: Departure