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Everest base camp trek

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The Everest base camp (EBC) is in Solukhumbu district, Eastern Nepal. The highest altitude of EBC trekking is 5643m at Kalapather whereas the elevation of EBC is 5364m. EBC trekking is 12 days excluding your arrival and departure day. A complete Everest base camp trek package includes 14 days on which you will spend 12 days in Everest region and 2 days in Kathmandu. This article gives detailed information about EBC trekking.

The foremost importance of trekking in Nepal is your trekking duration. If you are planning for trekking to EBC then you should have 14 days for trekking and two days as buffer day. Since the Lukla flight completely depends on weather and there will be high chance flight delay. Thus, you need buffer days to substitute the waiting days for Flight to Lukla.

Everest base camp trek itinerary in brief

Day 1: Arrival in Nepal

Day 2: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding. 3 hours trek

Day 3: Trek to Namche, 6 hours trek

Day 4: Rest day in Namche for acclimatization

Day 5: Trekking to Tengboche, 6 hours trek

Day 6: Trekking to Dingboche, 6 hours trek

Day 7: Rest day in Dingboche

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche, 6 hours trek

Day 9: Trek to Gorekshep, 3 hours and hike to Everest base camp after having lunch. 3 hours hike

Day 10: Early morning hike to Kalapather and trek down to Pheriche, 6 hours trek

Day 11: Trek to Namche, 7 hours trek

Day 12: Trek to Lukla, 6 hours trek

Day 13: Flight to Kathmandu, 20 minutes

Day 14: Final departure

Best time for EBC trekking

Everest base camp trekking route is moderate to difficult depending on the ascending and descending trial. High altitude trails are difficult due to low oxygen levels in the environment. Therefore, choosing the best time is very important to enjoy the view and reduce difficulties. March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best times for EBC trekking. The moderate temperature, pleasant weather and clear view of mountains are the best parts to enjoy in these months.

You can also trek during winter and summer but then there will be less visibility.  Trekkers cannot have a clear view of mountains, only few tea houses remain open, weather remains foggy and cold during winter whereas the summer days will be filled with heavy rain.

There are two means of transportation to reach the starting point of the trek, Lukla. You can take Lukla flight either from Kathmandu or Manthali airport. Flying from Kathmandu is possible in early March, late May, early September and late November. There is a high chance of having flight from Manthali airport during April, May, October and November due to high air traffic.

Optionally we can also go Luka by road. We need four days more for Everest basecamp trek without Lukla flight. Two days to reach Lukla from Kathmandu and two days to return from Lukla to Kathmandu.


Sagarmatha national park permit, and Pasang Lamu Rural Municipality permit are required for Everest base camp trek.

Conclusion of Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek is the most demanding trek among the trekkers in the world.  You can also plan your EBC trekking by choosing the best time for the trek. It is always better to book your trekking through local trekking company in Nepal for reasonable cost and best services.

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