How many days are required to complete the Everest base camp Trek

  • Apr 21, 2020
  • Dil Gurung

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The Everest Base Camp itself more than enough because it’s the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. However, The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most thrilling adventures Trekking trails in Nepal which offers the incredible beauty of nature and culture along with the massive view of the Everest and Himalayas in Khumbu region. This trek is sure to be a trip of a lifetime. It may challenge for the very first trekkers but we are sure that you will defiantly enjoy the majestic view of the Himalayas and its landscape. In addition, this trek is all about love and eagerness which enthralls all adventurous to the nucleus of your own heart.

Everest Base Camp Trek has different itineraries based on the level of your physical structure and stamina.  Normally, 12 days hiking is recommended for the very first trekkers who are intended to trek to the Everest base camp which is included the 2 extra days for the acclimatization to adapt your body with the thin air at the high altitude. It’s more sufficient and doable from the age of 10 years to 75 years. However, the Everest base camp trek from Lukla is noticeable as per day to day trip itinerary which is given below.

Please kindly check the following day to day itinerary of the Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,610 m ) 35 min by air and trek to Phakding (2810 m) 4 hrs walk approximately

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,450 m/11,315 ft) - 5/ 6 hrs walk approximately

Day 03: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche

Day 04: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,860 m/12,677 ft)- 4/5 hrs walk approximately

Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,485 ft) - 4/5 hrs walk approximately

Day 06: Rest/ Acclimatization Day at Dingboche

Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,105 ft)- 4 hrs walk approximately

Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep (5,185 m/17010 ft)- 5 hrs walk approximately

Day 09: 2 hrs Hike from Gorak Shep to Kalapather (5,545m/18,187ft ) then – Pheriche (4,250 m/13,940 ft)- 5 hrs walk, overnight at lodge

Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,450/11,315 ft) - 6 hrs walk approximate, overnight at lodge

Day 11: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,850 m/9,350 ft)- 6 hrs approximate walk, overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minute by air, transferred to the hotel, overnight at Hotel



The best time to travel in Everest region, during the dry season (Autumn), which runs from the mid of September to May and pre-monsoon season (Spring) March to May, these months are the absolute time and favorable months for trekking in Nepal Himalayas and Everest region, offers crystal clear view of fresh snowy mountains with the nice temperature and nights are quite cold normally temperature drops to the negative during the nights.

Trip Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

  • Trek to the foot of world’s highest peak Mount Everest
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • The highest airport in the world at Syangboche
  • Reach Everest base camp (5364 m)  walking on Khumbu glacier
  • Explore the Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • Visit ancient Tengboche monastery
  • Extensive Flora and Fauna
  • Trek through spectacular scenery with brilliant panoramic Mountains view
  • Hiking to Kala Patthar 5,545 m and see the amazing panoramic views from the top
  • World’s deepest Khumbu glacier

Accommodation during the Trek

Alpine Ramble Treks will be accommodated in the best hotel like 3 stars categories with the good facilities of WIFIHot Shower, and AC room with the best breakfast services on the selection in Kathmandu and all Accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. The single supplement will be served if you are a single traveler. Accommodations during the trek in the mountains, basically you will be staying at basic trekking lodges where you will have a nice and clean room with warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices ( matrices size cannot be very thick size but still comfortable). All the facilities during the Everest base camp trek are not as same as Kathmandu but still very pleasant and suitable. Do not expect everything is the high level of standards in the mountain. Alpine Ramble Treks would be glad to ensure the attached bathroom in every possible place even on the Everest region in advance booking, in some places; you have to compromise in sharing a bathroom at a high altitudes area because there is no room with attached bath have being built at this elevations area.

How to Travel Everest Base Camp

Getting to Everest base camp, There are two different major transportation which is by the airstrip and Local bus/jeep. however taking an airstrip from Kathmandu to Lukla is one of the fastest ways to get the Everest base camp, and this trek starts from Lukla but if you take a local bus/jeep for this you have to have at least 3-4 days extra days behind above the itinerary. because you will have a transfer to Salleri which is the last bus station and you have to walk all the way up to Lukla for 2-3 days.

Meals during the trek in Everest region

The Everest base camp trek is a well-established trekking route of Nepal Himalayas where you can get the numerous trekking lodges along the way in the whole journey and basic meals are available in the trekking lodge on this route. The meals are served by our company as per our inclusive way which is included in this Everest Base Camp trek program. Basically, the foods are provided in the same tea house where you stay overnight and there are no outside foods is allowed according to the rule and regulations of the local community but you can simply take the normal snacks, water and drinking stuffs from outside as you wish which are allowed. In order to complete the 12 Days Everest base camp, the food is one of the most important factors that you really need it to hike in the Himalayas. The meal in this trek is very convenient and fresh except meat items, usually, we take our breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where we stay and for the lunch, our trekking guide will be chosen every day at the best place possible along the way,

Food during the trek, you will have full options to select your preferred meals items from the menu which are provided by the local tea houses, the Menu offers verities of ethnic cuisines foods as well as western styles meals including Sherpa stew, Fresh vegetable items, Rara noodles, different soups, handmade bread items, rice items, spaghetti, pizza, eggs, potatoes items, Apple pie, Dal Bhat and various of drinking like Black tea, lemon tea, Hot chocolates, Ginger tea, Milk coffee/tea, green tea, black coffee, Lemon ginger tea are available on the menu in this trek. The meals are quite surprising on this trek than other trekking routes Like Annapurna and Langtang regions of Nepal, all are selected items from the menu of the lodge will be fresh, hygienic and tasty. Some places, there are non-veg item meals are available however we do not recommend taking these meat items in the Everest region as they are not hygienic and healthy during the trek. The fresh and healthy meals during the trek like  Dal Bhat, Vegetable items and soups items ( Garlic soup, potato soup, onion soup with the food, ) are recommended which are prepared by the local supplement and do not store as a long period of time to serve it.

Note: The water is available everywhere during EBC trek which costs around 2-3 dollars per liter of botels or you can also use the normal tap water for free but water purification pills are required to filter. And we would like you to take a separate proper bottle for hot water reason because cold water cannot be fit every time in the high altitude area and it’s too cold.

The Everest Base Camp trek can be customized as per your time and requirements. there are various trekking routes to get the Everest base camp based on your holiday's timeframe. However, the required trip itinerary of Everest base camp trek can be provided as per your request, please do not hesitate to write to us. We will be pleased to help you as much as we can anytime. we make sure that our clients are in the position of the comfort zone

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