Everest Base Camp Trek
Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak is an obvious goal. This blog is a comprehensive guide to Everest Base Camp Trek. On this page we provide a brief overview to the thirteen day trek itinerary, online map, necessary permits, alternative routes and altitude profile.
Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days Itinerary
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding||2651 m||3 - 4 hr|
|Day 2||Phakding to Namche Bazaar||3438 m||5 - 6 hr|
|Day 3||Acclimatization day (Day trip to Khumjung)||3700 m||5 hr|
|Day 4||Namche Bazaar to Tengboche||3870 m||5 - 6 hr|
|Day 5||Tengboche to Dingboche||4360 m||5 hr|
|Day 6||Acclimatization day (Day trip to Nagarjun Hill)||4900 m||4 - 5 hr|
|Day 7||Dingboche to Lobuche||4940 m||5 hr|
|Day 8||Lobuche to Gorakshep (Day trip to EBC)||5368 m||7 - 8 hr|
|Day 9||Gorakshep to Pheriche (Morning trip to Kalapatthar)||5545 m||7 - 8 hr|
|Day 10||Pheriche to Tengboche||3870 m||5 - 6 hr|
|Day 11||Tengboche to Jhorsalle||2730 m||6 - 7 hr|
|Day 12||Jhorsalle to Lukla||2860 m||4 - 5 hr|
|Day 13||Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)||1380 m||40 min|
Everest Region Trek Map
Online version of the map was kindly provided to us by the Himalayan Map House. Special thanks to Pawan, senior cartographer from map house. Check the EBC Trek Map.
Everest Base Camp Trek Permit
With decentralization now giving basic rights to local authority TIMS Card is no more valid for Everest Base Camp Trek. The new local permit system is enforced and it can be obtained only in Lukla. This will cost Rs 2000 for both organized and individual independent trekkers.
Check detail information about the necessary trek permits for Everest.
Everest Region Alternative Trekking Routes
Trekking in Everest is not just limited to Lukla Everest Base Camp Trek. There exist few alternative trek routes in the region. The classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek follow the footstep of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, which they used in the 50’s. You can choose to trek to the Gokyo instead of base camp or combine both via Chola Pass. Also, three high pass trek in Everest is equally famous among trekkers.
Peak Climbing In Everest Region
“Because it is there” was good enough for George Leigh Mallory to explain why he wanted to climb Mt Everest in the 1920’s.