Complete guide to Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal
Everest Base Camp is the most popular trek in the world. The trekking route to Everest Base Camp is very well marked and well facilitated. Many companies organise Everest Base Camp trek, however this trek can be attempted as a self-supported trek or solo trek if you are an experienced trekker.
Route to Everest Base Camp:
The 12-day itinerary is generally the standard route followed for trekking to Everest Base Camp. This route ensures you gain height gradually to reduce the chances altitude sickness.
Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2660m) - 6 kms, 3 hours.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) - 13 kms, 7 hours.
Day 03: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3870m) - 11 kms, 6 hours
Day 05: Trek to Pheriche (4200m) or Dingboche (4410m) - 9kms, 5 hours.
Day 06: Rest and acclimatization day at Pheriche / Dingboche.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4910m), 7 kms, 5 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (5160m) - 4.3 kms, 3 hours
Trek to EBC (5364m) - 3.7 kms, 2 hours and back to Gorakhshep 1 hours
Day 09: Steep ascend to Kalapatthar (5555m) - 2.4 kms, 2 hours and back to Gorakhshep 1 hour,
Trek to Pheriche / Dingboche - 11.3 kms, 5 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) - 20 kms, 7 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2800m) - 19 kms, 8 hours
Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
However, if you are already acclimatised (if you have done another high altitude trek just before attempting EBC), you can cut down on the acclimatisation days and can walk longer hours in the initial days. You can complete the trek in 5-6 days too, depending on your fitness, but be very careful when you choose to do this.
Also, keep 2-3 days extra when you plan Everest Base Camp Trek, as the flights to and fro Lukla are subject to weather conditions. The flights get delayed and cancelled very frequently.
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