Everest Base Camp Trek Blog

Introduction

If you do your research on the Everest Base Camp trek, you will undoubtedly come across a number of different itineraries. While Everest Base Camp is a must-see in the region, there are plenty of other activities that can turn an 11-day trek into a three-week adventure.

 

This guide, on the other hand, will focus solely on the classic 11-day Everest Base Camp trek, with no additional add-ons or side treks.

 

It’s the ideal hiking trip for those looking to get a taste of the Himalayas and get up close and personal with the world’s highest peak.

 

 For more information on the Everest Base Camp Trek, see this in-depth guide.detail about everything you’ll need to know about the area during your stay.

 

Below is a summary of the trek’s 11 days, as well as the elevation profile and some useful daily statistics:

 

 Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, then hike to Phakding.

Phakding to Namche Bazaar on Day 2

Day 3: Acclimatisation | Everest View Hotel

Day 4: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

Tengoche to Dingboche on Day 5

Day 6: Nangkartshang Peak Acclimatisation

Dingboche to Lobuche, Day 7

Day 8: Lobuche to Gorak Shep, then back to Lobuche via Everest Base Camp.

Day 9: Kala Pattar Trek | Pheriche to Gorak Shep

Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, Day 10

Day 11: Lukla to Namche Bazaar

12th Day : Fly to Kathmandu in the morning.

 

  • Fly to Lukla on Day 1 | Trek to Phakding on Day 2

3 hours in length

Distance: 8.2 km / 5.1 miles

Ending Elevation: 8,563 ft / 2,610 m Starting Elevation: 9,318 ft / 2,840 m

Gain in elevation: 909 feet (277 metres)

-755 ft / -230 m in net elevation gain

 

  • Phakding to Namche Bazaar on Day 2

7-hour duration

6.8 miles (10.9 kilometres)

Ending Elevation: 11,286 ft / 3,440 m Starting Elevation: 8,563 ft / 2,610 m Starting Elevation: 8,563 ft / 2,610 m

True Elevation Gain: 1,125 m / 3,986 ft

Gain in elevation: 2,723 feet / 830 metres

 

  • Day 3 – Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

3 hours in length

Starting Elevation: 11,286 ft / 3,440 m Distance: 3.4 miles / 5.4 km

Ending Elevation: 3,880 m/12,730 ft

1,444 ft / 440 m True Elevation Gain

Gain in altitude: 1,444 ft / 440 m

 

  • Day 4 – Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

5 hours in length

Distance: 9.6 km / 6.0 miles

Starting Elevation: 3,440 m/11,286 ft

Ending Elevation: 3,860 m/12,664 ft

Gain in elevation: 2,881 feet / 878 metres

Gain in elevation: 1,378 feet / 420 metres

 

  • Tengboche to Dingboche, Day 5

6 Hours in length

Distance: 10.5 km / 6.5 miles

Starting Elevation: 3,860 m/12,664 ft

Ending Elevation: 4,410 m (14,469 ft)

True Elevation Gain: 697 m / 2,287 ft

Gain in elevation: 1,805 feet / 550 metres

 

  • Dingboche Acclimatisation Day 6

5 hours in length

Starting Elevation: 14,469 ft / 4,410 m Distance: 3.2 miles / 5.1 km

Ending Elevation: 5,083 m / 16,677 ft

True Elevation Gain: 673 m / 2,208 ft

Gain in elevation: 2,208 ft / 673 m

 

  • Dingboche to Lobuche, Day 7

5 hours in length

Starting Elevation: 14,469 ft / 4,410 m Distance: 4.9 miles / 7.9 km

Ending Elevation: 4,910 m / 16,109 ft

True Elevation Gain: 612 m / 2,008 ft

Gain in elevation: 1,640 feet / 500 metres

 

  • Lobuche to Gorak Shep + Everest Base Camp on Day 8

7-hour duration

Distance: 11.7 km / 7.3 miles

Starting Elevation: 4,910 m / 16,109 ft (Pheriche)

Ending Elevation: 16,814 ft / 5,125 m EBC Elevation: 17,598 ft / 5,364 m (Gorak Shep)

 

  • Kalapathar + Gorak Shep to Pheriche, Day 9

8-hour duration

Distance: 15.2 km / 9.4 miles

Starting Elevation: 5,125 m / 16,814 ft (Gorak Shep)

Elevation of Kala Patthar: 5,540 m/18,176 ft

Ending Elevation: 4,240 m / 13,911 ft (Pheriche)

Gain in elevation: 1,480 feet (451 metres)

-2,903 ft / -885 m in net elevation gain (Gorak Shep to Pheriche)

 

  • Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, Day 10

6 Hours in length

19.5 kilometres / 12.1 miles

Starting Elevation: 4,240 m / 13,911 ft

Ending Elevation: 3,440 m/11,286 ft

True Elevation Gain: 681 m / 2,234 ft

-2,625 ft / -800 m in net elevation gain

 

  • Namche Bazaar to Lukla, Day 11

7-hour duration

11.9 miles / 19.1 kilometres

Starting Elevation: 3,440 m/11,286 ft

Ending Elevation: 2,840 m / 9,318 ft

Gain in elevation: 2,904 feet / 885 metres

-1,968 ft / -600 m in net elevation gain

 

You will have completed the Everest Base Camp trek after 11 days of trekking in and out of Sagarmatha National Park, admiring Mount Everest and the rest of the Himalayan landscape.

 

Take a taxi to a teahouse in town, where you’ll spend your final night before flying back to Kathmandu early the next morning.

 

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