Lukla to Everest Base Camp Trek, is a fourteen days trekking, passing through the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazar. After a short and scenic fly to Lukla, it is eight days walk to the base camp. Acclimatization is the key, as elevation will be gained dramatically from 1300 m to 5364 m in eight days. Two acclimatization days are normally set, one in Namche and one in Dingboche. This is a demanding grade trek, with an average walk of six hours each day. Communication facility is excellent and this is regularly used itinerary. Below is the day to day itinerary for the trip:

Lukla to Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01

Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding
Elevation from sea level 8563 Ft. / 2610 m

Day 02

Trek from Phakding to Namche
Elevation from sea level 11,286 Ft. / 3440 m

Day 03

Acclimatization Day in Namche (Explore Khumjung & Everest View Hotel, Sherpa Museum and Hillary Memorial)
Elevation from sea level 11,286 Ft. / 3440 m

Day 04

Trek from Namche to Tengboche
Elevation from sea level 12,644 Ft. / 3860 m

Day 05

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
Elevation from sea level 14,600 Ft. / 4400 m

Day 06

Acclimatization Day in Dingboche (Explore Chukung or Hike up to Nagarjun Hill, which offer incredible view of Makalu, Island Peak and Mt. Ama Dablam)
Elevation from sea level 14,600 Ft. / 4400 m

Day 07

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
Elevation from sea level 16,109 Ft. / 4910 m

Day 08

Trek to Gorakshep, and day trip to Everest Base Camp
Elevation from sea level 16,863 Ft. / 5140 m

Day 09

Hike to Kalapatthar and Trek to Pheriche
Elevation from sea level 13,875 Ft. / 4230 m

Day 10

Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche
Elevation from sea level 12,644 Ft. / 3860 m

Day 11

Trek from Tengboche to Namche
Elevation from sea level 11,286 Ft. / 3440 m

Day 12

Trek from Namche to Phakding
Elevation from sea level 8563 Ft. / 2610 m

Day 13

Trek from Phakding to Lukla
Elevation from sea level 9317 Ft. / 2840 m

Day 14

Lukla to Kathmandu flight
Elevation from sea level 4264 Ft. / 1300 m

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