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

Days ItineraryAltitudeTime
Day 1Kathmandu to Lukla (Flight) to Phakding2651 m3 - 4 hr
Day 2Phakding to Namche Bazaar3438 m5 - 6 hr
Day 3Acclimatization day (Day trip to Khumjung)3700 m5 hr
Day 4Namche Bazaar to Tengboche3870 m5 - 6 hr
Day 5Tengboche to Dingboche4360 m5 hr
Day 6Acclimatization day (Day trip to Nagarjun Hill)4900 m4 - 5 hr
Day 7Dingboche to Lobuche4940 m5 hr
Day 8Lobuche to Gorakshep (Day trip to EBC)5368 m7 - 8 hr
Day 9Gorakshep to Pheriche (Morning trip to Kalapatthar)5545 m7 - 8 hr
Day 10Pheriche to Tengboche3870 m5 - 6 hr
Day 11Tengboche to Jhorsalle2730 m6 - 7 hr
Day 12Jhorsalle to Lukla2860 m4 - 5 hr
Day 13Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)1380 m40 min

Everest Region Trek Map

everest base camp 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.