Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary With Pictures

  • Updated on Jan 14, 2020
  • Rugged Trails Nepal

There are some countries and people who really don't know about Nepal and where it is. But when they hear Everest their eyes open and comes to the name Himalaya!. Well yes, the Himalayan country lies in between China and India. The word Himalaya comes from the Sanskrit language. There are hundreds of questions and curiosity about the Everest Base camp trekking which makes us create the visual trail to Everest Base Camp.

Because it's there! 

Mountaineer Georges Mallory was asked;

Why do you climb Mt. Everest?

His answer was simple; "Because it's there"

Because some Challenges are just mean to be met. 

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Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary With Pictures

Why Trekking in Nepal Everest Base Camp? 

  • I like to take the words from Georges.

Because it's only there! Yes, Trekking in Everest Region or Khumbu area just makes you feel like you are on a different planet if you forget the fellow trekkers around. Seriously it's overcrowded and more commercial but still "It's there and it's Everest". I don't know what after a few years but I am sure that when Nepalese people start exploring the Everest region it won't be easier like now. Now the flight tickets to Lukla are not easier for locals and also quite expensive otherwise October till Mid Nov Nepalese people will cover the Khumbu area. Especially the flow around Annapurna Region, Mustang, Rara where Nepalese youth are exploring and tea houses are overcrowded.

How does the Everest look like? 

"It's always further than it looks. It's always taller than it looks. It's always harder than it looks"

  • There is one interesting story about Mt. Everest's article and the Wings of OMAN magazine. Wings of OMAN magazine had written a short article about Everest but they didn't know how the Everest look like so they put Mount Matterhorn (from Switzerland) picture. That was an old edition but I felt like to remind them with the picture how it looks like so I did and the funny thing is the editor wrote me nobody complains about that picture. I forgot her name and she promised me to send a copy of a magazine every month but never happened. 

Well, let's start the Picture journey to Everest Base Camp. I will put the FAQ below and some interesting facts about the places. As we are selling 16 days Everest Base Camp Trekking but it doesn't mean that you can't do within 14-15 days. Yes, you can do it, But!! there is something. Scroll down.

Day 01: Your first day in Nepal (Arrive at Kathmandu airport)

  • You need more patience. The airport is small so don't expect the nitty-gritty super fast clearance like other airports. During the peak seasons like Feb, March, April, May, - Oct, Nov, Dec you might have to wait quite longer than you had expected. Visa queue and another baggage collection section are quite annoying so try to meditate yourself. People are helpful but things are quite slow inside not advanced and updated. Sometimes you need to go through a manual for the visa process.

Is the visa on arrival at the airport? 

  • Yes
  • Please carry a P.P size photo with you just in case if the electronic machine doesn't work. 
  • Cards are accepted but better to carry some cash with you. 

Day 02: Kathmandu Drive to Manthali Airport fly to Lukla (2,800m) 9184ft and Trek to Phakding Altitude: (2,652m) 8,698 ft Distance: 8 km, 4.97miles  (3-4 hours) Flight duration: 35 Min. 

  • Your flight will be early morning so your packed breakfast will be ready at the reception, don't forget to collect it. Guide and vehicle will be right on the time and a short drive to the Domestic airport for Lukla flight. Will meet the rest of the team (porters and Sherpa) in Lukla and a short introduction then the Journey to Everest starts from here. 

Day 03: Phakding Trek to Namche Bazaar Altitude: (3,440m) 11,283ft Walking Distance: 10-12 km (6 hours).

  • It starts after breakfast!

Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day Altitude: (3,440m) 11,283ft (3 hours)

  • Exploring around Namche and Everest View.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Trek to Tengboche Monastery. Altitude: (3,870m) /12,684ft Distance: 10km (6 hours)

Day 06: Tengboche Trek to Dingboche Altitude: (4,400m) 14,435ft Distance: 11km (6 hours)

Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche Altitude: (4,400m) 14,435ft (2-3 hours)

Day 08: Dingboche Trek to Lobuche Altitude: (4,900m) 16,076ft Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours)

Day 09: Lobuche Trek Gorakshep and Day Hike to Everest Base Camp Altitude: (5164m)16,942ft & (5364m) 17598 Distance: 15km (7-8 hours)

Day 10: Gorakshep Morning Hike to Kalapathar and Trek to Pheriche Altitude: (5,600m) 18,373ft & (4,320m) 14,173ft. Distance: 12-13 km (6-7 hours)

Day 11: Pheriche Trek to Namche Altitude: (3,440m) 11,284 ft Walking Distance: 14 -15 (6-7 hours).

Day 12: Namche Trek to Lukla (2800m) 9,184 ft via Phakding; Walking distance: 16km (7-8 hours).

Day 13: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Final departure from Nepal.