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Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary: The Definitive Guide

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. Trekking through high-altitude numerous Sherpa villages, monasteries will take you to top of the world. Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary can easily be customized according to your time and budget.

On the way to the Everest Base Camp route, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, Taboche, Cholatse, and other mountain ranges. Similarly, you can also view Khumbu glacier, Ice lakes, and Icefalls. 

kathmandu to lukla flight

A journey starts from an exciting flight to Lukla. It is a renowned Sherpa village where you can explore small souveniers shop and traditional monasteries. Following the Dudh Koshi river will take us to Phakding then passes through the suspension bridge, forests, small Sherpa villages, and a natural waterfall.

After reaching Monjo, we will enter to Sagarmatha National Park which has been listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. You can experience wildlife around the National park. Crossing the popular Hillary bridge then will reach to Namche Bazar (Big Sherpa Village). 

Namche Bazar offers a wide Himalayan landscape, valleys and small house. From here, you are very close to the Mountains. Trek continues to our final destination – Everest Base Camp. The total distance of Everest Base Camp Trekking (starts and ends to Lukla) is 70Km. 

We have listed out the in-demand Everest Base Camp trek itineraries below:

10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Namche Bazaar, Everest trek, Himalaya, Nepal by Dmitriy Kosmenko on 500px.com Following 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary are for physically fit trekkers who can walk on average of 4 to 8 hours per day.

To complete this trek, you need a hiking experience because there is no any extra acclimatization day. It also doesn’t include sightseeing tour to UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

If you have a short time, limited on budget, and skip city tour then 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is best suitable for you.

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2860m). Trek to Phakding (2650m)

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)

Day 03: Trek to Tengboche (3875m)

Day 04: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 05: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 06: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep (5180m)

Day 07: Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4200m)

Day 08: Trek back to Namche

Day 09: Trek to Lukla

Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu (1320m)

Note: You should arrange extra accommodation in Kathmandu by yourself.  

Read More: 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary

 

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Tengboche to Dingboche, Nepal by Scott Biales on 500px.com

Unlike, 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, this 12 Days itinerary to Everest Base Camp includes two acclimatization day in Namche and Dingboche to adjust with an altitude.

This itinerary will be suitable for trekkers who are planning to do Everest Base Camp Trek only. It is considered as a standard itinerary for an average level of trekkers.

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2860m). Trek to Phakding (2650m)

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)

Day 03: Acclimatization Day

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3875m)

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 06: Acclimatization Day

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep (5180m)

Day 09: Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4200m)

Day 10: Trek back to Namche

Day 11: Trek to Lukla

Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu (1320m)

Note: You should arrange extra accommodation in Kathmandu by yourself.  

 

13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Don't cross your bridges before you come to them. by Sunless on 500px.com

Compared to above 10 and 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, this itinerary is more comfortable and have extra time to explore around Namche, Dingboche and Everest Base Camp.

Choosing the following 13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary will have one night to spend in Everest Base camp (Spring season only). It is once in a lifetime experience to overnight in the Base Camp (5364m).

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2860m). Trek to Phakding (2650m)

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)

Day 03: Acclimatization Day

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3875m)

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 06: Acclimatization Day

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m)

Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep

Day 10: Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4200m)

Day 11: Trek back to Namche

Day 12: Trek to Lukla

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu (1320m)

Note: You should arrange extra accommodation in Kathmandu by yourself.

 

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Sunrise by Anand Atre on 500px.com

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days itinerary is the most recommended and popular trekking itinerary for any level of trekkers. This itinerary is suitable for travelers who are coming to Nepal for the first time. It covers basic requirements like – Airport pickup and drops, two-night accommodation in Kathmandu, two days for acclimatization in Namche and Dingboche to adapt with an altitude.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2860m). Trek to Phakding (2650m)

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)

Day 04: Acclimatization Day

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3875m)

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 07: Acclimatization Day

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep (5180m)

Day 10: Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4200m)

Day 11: Trek back to Namche

Day 12: Trek to Lukla

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu (1320m)

Day 14: Departure

Also Read: A Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek Cost [INFOGRAPHICS]

 

16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

K A L A P A T H A R 5 6 3 4 M by Santosh Maharjan | सन्तोष महर्जन on 500px.com

Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days itinerary is the premium packages for trekkers who have long holidays. After in arrival in Kathmandu, you will be guided to Hotel, Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley (UNESCO Listed world heritage sites), four-nights accommodation in Kathmandu, two-day acclimatization in Namche and Dingboche.

This trekking itinerary will offers you to experience the lifestyle from city to mountains. If following itinerary suitable to your time and budget, then we strongly recommend you to plan accordingly.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2860m). Trek to Phakding (2650m)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)

Day 05: Acclimatization Day

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3875m)

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 08: Acclimatization Day

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and back to Gorakshep (5180m)

Day 11: Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4200m)

Day 12: Trek back to Namche

Day 13: Trek to Lukla

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu (1320m)

Day 15: Leisure Day

Day 16: Departure

In all above Everest base camp itinerary, it includes the following necessary things:

  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla x 2
  • Domestic Airport arrival and departure x 2
  • Teahouse accommodation with 3 meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Trekking permits
  • Guide and Porter

If have any queries regarding Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary then feel free to contact us. We will help to organize your trip to Everest Base Camp according to your time and budget. 

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