• Last Updated on Feb 1, 2023

Our Everest Base Camp Trek starts with thrilling flights to Lukla from Kathmandu. Then we will begin trekking through a forested trail to reach the Cheplung village. We will next make our way down to Phakding hamlet, situated in the Dudh Koshi River Valley. Phakding will greet us by giving us a sight of Mount Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m). We will set out on our walk to Namche  Bazar, the largest Sherpa village in the Khumbu region, after eating a hearty breakfast. Then, we'll pass through the Sagarmatha National Park, which will increase our chances of sighting wildlife. It will be our first rest day. We will next climb to Syangboche Airstrip, where we can have a complete panorama of Namche Bazar and the snow-capped mountains. The renowned Everest View Hotel is another destination we'll reach on foot. The Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum will be our final stops for the day.

Further, we will head towards Tengboche. We shall proceed on our journey toward Dingboche after crossing the Imja River on a suspension bridge. We will first encounter Pangboche village. Then, it will be our second rest day where we will explore the village. We will hike to a peak 5,100 meters above Dingboche on the outskirts of Chhukung town after breakfast. After some time at the summit, we'll head back to Dingboche to spend the night. After that, we'll hike to Dhungla. The trail will then lead us to a point just above Pheriche. The  Khumbu glacier moraine will then be reached via the route. After that, we'll start moving slowly along the Khumbu Glacier's edge. We will arrive in Gorakshep after a 2 to 3-hour hike. We will then climb to the edge of Everest Base Camp. We'll visit the Everest Base Camp for a while before heading back to Gorakshep. We will then start hiking in the direction of Kala Patthar. When we go to Kala Patthar, we'll get to watch the amazing dawn over Mount Everest and other peaks. We will return to Gorakshep and descend to Pheriche where we will spend the night after spending some time at the Kala Patthar.

Following that, we will hike along the Imja River all the way to  Tengboche. We will travel from Tengboche to Phungki Thanka and then on to Namche Bazar,  passing via Kyung Juma along the route. Following that, we'll hike through Phakding to return to  Lukla. Following that, we shall pass a number of chortens, mani walls, tiny gompas, and vibrant prayer flags. We'll continue climbing through a thick pine and rhododendron forest until we arrive in Lukla, which will be our final stop for the day. We will then travel back to Kathmandu. The flight will be brief but picturesque, with views of the Himalayan Alps. When we arrive in  Kathmandu, we will check into our hotel. The remainder of the day is ours to relax and explore on our own.

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Outline itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Day 1:Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding (2,610 m): 3-4 Hours.
  • Day 2:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,443 m): 5-6 Hours
  • Day 3:Namche Acclimatization and Rest Day
  • Day 4:Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,875 m): 5-6 Hours
  • Day 5:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m): 6-7 Hours
  • Day 6:Rest day Dingboche (4,410 m)
  • Day 7:Trek From Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m) : 5-6 Hours
  • Day 8:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140 m) to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), back to Gorakshep: 7-8 Hours
  • Day 9:Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) to Pheriche (4,220 m): 7-8 Hours
  • Day 10:Trek from Pheriche to Namche (3,443 m): 6-7 Hours
  • Day 11:Trek from Namche to Phakding and then to Lukla (2,850 m): 5-6 Hours
  • Day 12:Flight back to Kathmandu(1320m)

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Details Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1:Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding (2,610 m): 3-4 Hours.

We will wake up early and move to the airport after our flight to Lukla. Lukla airport is known as the second most dangerous airport globally, so we will undoubtedly have one of the most thrilling flights of our life. Upon reaching Lukla, we will see the change in scenery, and the Himalayan landscape becomes quite prominent along with stimulating freshness in the air. We will begin trekking through a forested trail to reach Cheplung village. Finally, we will descend to the Dudh Koshi River Valley, where Phakding village is located. Phakding will welcome us with a glimpse of Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m).

Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

3-4 Hours

2610 Meters

Day 2:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,443 m): 5-6 Hours

After having a warm breakfast, we will begin trekking on the main trail to take us to Namche Bazar, the biggest Sherpa village in the Khumbu region. On the way, we will go through small towns like Jorsale and Monjo. Moreover, Monjo is the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park, and we will trek through the national park, which increases our chances of coming across wildlife. The trail will include pristine rivers, alpine woods, small streams, and forests of pine & cedar. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 3443 Meters

Day 3:Namche Acclimatization and Rest Day

It will be our rest day so that our bodies can get acclimatized to the altitude we have gained in the past few days. We will begin our day with a delicious breakfast. After that, we will hike to Syangboche Airstrip, where we will get to see the full view of Namche Bazar and snow-capped mountains. Further, we will walk to the famous Everest View Hotel, which offers a beautiful view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and other Himalayan mountains. Later that day, we will visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 4-5 hours
  • 3443 Meters

Day 4:Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,875 m): 5-6 Hours

Dudh Koshi River and Imja Khola. Tengboche is a beautiful village surrounded by high hills covered with gorgeous rhododendron bushes. Here, we will visit the Tengboche monastery, one of the biggest and oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region. We will get to see stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), and many other mountains. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 3875m

Day 5:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m): 6-7 Hours

We will cross the Imja River over a suspension bridge and continue our trek toward Dingboche. First, we will come across Pangboche village. Then, we will trek through a forested trail and reach Dingboche, the Summer Valley of the Khumbu region. We will get to see striking views of Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), and many other snow-capped mountains from here. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 4410 Meters

Day 6:Rest day Dingboche (4,410 m)

It is our second rest day. We will spend the day exploring the village and its nearby areas. After having breakfast, we will hike to a hilltop located 5,100 meters above Dingboche at the edge of Chhukung village. The hike will be steep and demands a little more energy. From the top, we will get to see outstanding Himalayas views of Kangtega (6,782 m), Taboche Peak (6,542 m),  Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West (6,145 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and Thamserku (6,623 m). If the weather is clear, we will also see the stunning view of Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), the fifth highest mountain in the world. After spending some at the top, we will return to Dingboche to spend our night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 3 Hours
  • 4,410 Meters

Day 7:Trek From Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m) : 5-6 Hours

We will trek and reach Dhungla. Then, the trail will take us just above Pheriche. After that, the route will take us and the Khumbu glacier moraine. We will see views of mountains like Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m), and numerous mountains along the way. After we cross the glacier, we will see the view of Mt. Nuptse.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 4910 Meters

Day 8:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140 m) to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), back to Gorakshep: 7-8 Hours

Here comes the most awaited day of our trip. Today, we will wake up early and have breakfast. After that, we will begin walking gradually along the side of the Khumbu Glacier. After trekking for around 2 to 3 hours, we will reach Gorakshep, which used to be the initial base camp of Mt. Everest. Then, we will ascend to Everest Base Camp's edge. Along the way to the Everest base camp, we will get to see breathtaking views of the Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), and Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m), and many others. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, we will return to Gorakshep, where we will spend the night. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 7-8 Hours
  • 5364 Meters

Day 9:Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) to Pheriche (4,220 m): 7-8 Hours

We will wake up early and begin trekking towards Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is a viewpoint from where we will get to witness 360-degree views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) along with captivating views of  Nuptse (7,861 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Thamserku (6,623 m), and many other Himalayan mountains. Upon reaching Kala Patthar, we will see fantastic sunrise amidst Mt. Everest and other peaks. After spending some time at the Kala Patthar, we will return to Gorakshep and descend to Pheriche, where we will spend our Overnight in the lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 7-8 Hours
  • 4220 Meters

Day 10:Trek from Pheriche to Namche (3,443 m): 6-7 Hours

After breakfast, we will trek following the Imja River down to Tengboche. We will go through small villages, pine & rhododendron forests, and small streams. From Tengboche, we will descend to Phungki Thanka and pass by Kyung Juma before reaching Namche Bazar. Throughout the trial, we will enjoy a lovely view of the Himalayan landscape. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 3443 Meters

Day 11:Trek from Namche to Phakding and then to Lukla (2,850 m): 5-6 Hours

After having breakfast, we will trek back to Lukla via Phakding. We pretty much follow the same trail. We will begin our trek by descending steeply and crossing a suspension bridge. After that, we will come across several chortens, mani walls, small gompas, and colorful prayer flags. Further, we will ascend through a dense forest of pine & rhododendron and reach Lukla, our last destination for the day.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 2850 Meters

Day 12:Flight back to Kathmandu(1320m)

We will wake up and have our last breakfast with a view of the Himalayas. After that, we will fly back to Kathmandu. The flight will be short and offer scenic views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will move to our hotel. The rest of the day allows us to relax and explore independently. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 2 Hours
  • 1320 Meters
Dipak Pande

Dipak Pande

Dipak starts to step up from potter, guide, and trekking leader to the company owner. Sometimes he share his experience with others as well as wrote in local travel news. Most of time he spend his time on mountain and his company.