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The Everest base camp trekking Distance

June 25, 2019

The Everest base camp trekking Distance

The Mt. Everest is a world highest mountain in the world this is way thousands of people desire to accomplish this stunning 2 week adventure trip in The Himalaya. Everest base camp is one of the popular walking trail has its astonishment – inspiration trekking path through the Sherpa houses, fine forest, river, bridges and mystical Glacier.

Trekking to base camp of Everest is almost everyone’s dream to make once in a life time at least thus, Everest base camp trekking distance is frequently asked questions on online and also people ask verbally.  

Likewise, the Everest base camp and Kalapathar trek is about 12 days adventure journey begins from Kathmandu than to Lukla by small plane about 30 minute flight. Once you reach at Lukla airport we continue the trek following the popular trekking route passing through Chheplung, Ghat, & Dhadokoshi, Similarly we follow day by day itinerary to Everest base camp having 2 days acclimatization day at Namche and Digboche for not to have altitude sickness. However Everest base camp trekking distance from Lukla to Everest base camp and back to Lukla via same way is about 130 km, which means way up to EBC is 65 km and descending to Lukla about the same.

As you know that Everest trekking is one of the magical adventure hike in the world and itself is the highest area trek therefore, you should follow the genuine itinerary and Acclimatization day which is really important while you are in high Himalaya area.

There are many different kind of hikers trek up to base of Everest and the experience adventure hikers make it conveniently than other normal trekkers but it is suggested from our expert Mountain guide that a day you have to walk about 5 km, for your safety.

Some trekkers, does EBC trek within 9 days too, skipping rest day and walking 8 to 9 hours a day but that is not a right way to do if you have Porter with you because they  might get altitude sickness and also they have heavy bag-pack to carry so that they can’t follow for very long hours walk every day

Here, we are trying to share some expertise knowledge about trekking distance of Everest base camp day to day:

Lukla to Everest base camp trekking distance daily base:

Everest base camp
Everest base camp map & Altitude

Day 01:

First day we will fly from Kathmandu airport to Lukla, Tenzing Hillary airport(2860 m) in the morning. We reach at Lukla airport about 9 am than we stop of breakfast at Lukla in a cozy restaurant after that we begin our proper walking towards our destination Phakding (2,650 m/8,694 ft) or Monjo both of them are popular area to stay. If you wish to stay at Phakding than you walk only about 3 hours & if you want to walk longer to Monjo than about 5 hours walking requested passing some bridges traditional houses, river and local farmland.

However, today from Lukla to Phakding we trek about 5.6 miles, which is about 9 km and 8.8 miles to Monjo which means 13 km.

Day 02:

Phakding to namche best image
Before reaching Namche Bazaar(3,450 m)

After early breakfast at Phakding or Monjo, the trail continue along Dudh Koshi river on a suspension bridges through the lovely valley than we reach at Sagarmatha national park office where we have to entry our permit after that we just walk 15 minute further to Lunch place at Jorsalle, after fresh and warm Lunch we continue our journey along the river and very high suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi river we than Ascends to Namche bazaar (3,450) slope. It is where you are staying two night for acclimation.

Relatively day second is quite difficult than day first because we have to climb about 2 hours today before reaching Namche and even rest of the trail will be gradual up along the river on a small narrow trail so in total we are walking about 6 hours , however in total Phakding to Namche bazaar is about 12 km/7.4 miles walk and Monjo to Namche is about 8 km/4.9 Miles.

Day 3

It is your rest day for acclimatization therefore, you f=going to make small sight walking about 2 Hours to Everest view Hotel. It is quite steep trail over the tree line area to Everest view hotel, where you can stop for tea/coffee and enjoy the magical high surrounding mountains and world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest(8848m).

It is our rest day anyway, so we going to walk about 3 km/1.8 Miles only and rest of the day we can make laundry, reading book and trip discussion for further up walking.

Day 04

Tyangboche monastery

Trekking from Namche bazaar to Tyangboche IS Moderate walking day which begins with easy 2 hours walk on a wide flat trail till sanasa than the trails goes steeply down hill through the pine forest to funki thanka , where we stop for Lunch than another 2 hours steep walk to Tyagboche.

The distance between Namche and Tyangbcohe is about 12 km/7.4 miles , takes 5 to 6 hours

Day 05:

Tyagboche to Dingboche is one of the best days in this trek. The walking route of this part will be gradual up in general and the view of Mt. Everest is just there you can see it from your every step ahead, passes some colorful Sherpa village, streams, wide valley and surrounded Mountains.

The Distance between Tyagboche to Dngboche is about 12 km/7.4 miles, takes about 5 Hours.

Day 06

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Dingboche Nagarkhan Hill

At Dingboche village you will spent two night including your acclimatize day, which is really important. On this day we hike up to Nagarkhan Hill which is located just right behind Dingbcohe village. It is a best place to observe the magnificent View of Mt. Amadablam, Island peak, Lotse, Makalu and other many popped up Mountains.  

If you are experience hikers than this short acclimatizing trail takes about 45 minute to go up and 30 minute to go sown to Hotel but for general trekkers it takes about hour and half to climb the hill and 45 minute descending. It’s about 3 km/1.8 miles in distance

Day 07

12 days Everest base camp trek
At Lobuche (2nd last settlements of Everest base camp trek)

Today we hike to Lobuche (4,910 m) which is quite high place to spend the night as it is 2nd last settlement of Everest base camp trekking. The trekking route from Dingbcohe to  Lobuche is relatively fine that the first 3 hours walking will be pleasant walk along the valley till Dhugla(4650 m) than we ascend to memorial hill where we can observe world’s famous climbers memorials we than follow the wide Lobuche valley about an hour than we reach at Lobuche tea House area.

The total walking hours today is about 5 to 6 Hours and in distance is 12 km/7.4 miles

Day 08

Today is the major trekking day that your feet will be there at the base of world tallest peak located at 5364 m, we begin our early walk from Lobuche to Gorakshep which is about 3 hours walking along the Glacier and rocky terrain. Gorakshep is a last settlement where we spent the night at Tea House. After reaching there we will get our room first than we have plenty of time to go to Everest base camp with your guide or porter than back to Gorakchep for sleeping, it is gorgeous part of this trek offer you just breathtaking magical views of Nuptse, Everest, Pumori, Ligdren, Khumbutse and many others around.

Today is probably the longest day and In total you will walk about 8 Hours and the distance is about 15 km/9.3 miles (Lobuche-Gorakshep- EBC-Gorakshep)

Day 9

The earliest morning in this trek is today weak up at 4 am than hike to World famous view point Kalapathar(5550 m) without big back. It is a best spot from where you can see Mt. Everest in a perfect angel plus the Khubu Glacier, Ice-fall and uncountable snow cap peaks under the crystal clear blue sky.

From Gorakshep to kalapathar and trek back to Pheriche is about 7 Hours walking, takes about 18 km/11.18 miles.

Day 10

After breakfast as usual we follow the trail to Namche bazaar as it is almost all day ascending except the small hill before Sanasa/Kyanjuma. You will enjoy the delightful panorama view of many massif peaks around and the trail down to Namche is much easier than way up because of Altitude.

It is about 8 Hrs walk today ad about 22 km/13.6 miles in distance

Day 11

The trekking route today is just completely the same way you walked when you are on the way up. To accomplish this distance today you will pass Manjo, Phakding, Ghat and T Lukla. Your Everest base camp trekking will be finish at Lukla today where you will spent a great evening with your field staff and stay overnight there. 

It is about 8 hours walking following the same trail than in a distance Namche to Lukla is about 20 km/12.4 miles.

Day 12

It is last final minute to walk for this time of Everest base camp trekking. You just have to walk about 10 minute to the airport than you fly to Kathmandu over the rolling green hills and magical view of snow Cap Mountains on the right hand side of the plane. It’s about 30 minute flights. Once you land in Kathmandu airport to your hotel is about 30 minute drive than your memorable trek will be over for this time.

How long do we have to walk every day during Everest base camp trekking?

The Everest base camp trekking is moderate but exotic adventure experience takes around 12 days but it can be longer if you have time between 15 to 18 days towards Beautiful Gokyo valley trek beyond the Chola pass (5,416 m) or jiri to Everest base camp classic trek takes about 24 days.

The Everest base camp trekking begins from Lukla than continue up to Everest base camp takes 9 days including 2 extra days in between than another 3 long days back to Lukla, in total within a 11 night 12 days trekking you will walk about 130 km (go and back from Lukla).

In a short form we have listed the duration from one to another place in this trekking mentioning the name of the place you walk pass,

Trekking Days                                                               Walking hours

Day 01: Lukla to Phakding                                            8 km: 3 Hrs walk

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar                           12 km: 6 Hrs walk

Day 03: Acclimatization day                                         3 km: 2 Hrs walks

Day 04: Namce to Tyangboche                                    12 km: 6 Hrs walk

Day 05: Tyangbcohe to Dingboche                             12 km: 6Hrs walk

Day 06: Dingboche rest day                                         3 km: 2 Hrs walk

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche                                    12 km: 6 Hrs walk

Day 08: Lobuche – Gorakshep-EBC- Gorakshep        15 km: 8 Hrs walk

Day 09: Gorakshep – kalapathar – Pheriche                18 km: 7 Hrs walk

Day 10: Pheriche to Namche bazaar                           22 km: 8 Hrs walk

Day 11: Namche to Lukla                                            20 km: 7 Hrs walk     

Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu by plane                       30 Minute flight  

Adventure alternative trekking routes to Everest base camp & Kalapathar

Everest region is a massif area covers so many high altitude areas where trekker visits. There is some stunning alternative trekking route to EBC. If you have more than 12 days’ time at least 15 or 16 time you can trek to Gokyo valley passes the high Renjola at 5416 m, it is a great opportunity that you can make it at least once in a life and it is life time opportunity to experience the wide range of Himalayan panorama in this region.

The following trekking routes will be the alternative options to Everest base camp which all are listed in bellow:

  • Classic Everest trek Jiri to Everest base camp
  • Everest base camp and Gokyo trek via Chola pass,
  • Everest 3 High pass trekking,
  • Gokyo trekking via EBC
  • Everest base camp and island peak climb,

Classic Everest trek Jiri to Everest base camp( 18 to 26 Days roughly)

Top of Kalapathar (5550 m)

Jiri to Everest base camp trek is quite long duration trip, although it is a best and more wilderness trekking trail. This trip begins from Kathmandu by bus to jiri takes about 12 hours than following the famous classic trail towards Sibalaya, Bhandara, Kinja, Lamjura, Junbesi, Ringmo, Nunthala, Painya, Surlke than Arrive Lukla where you can see the popular trekking path to EBC.

Jiri to Lukla is about 7 days walk walking up and down hill every day passes some traditional Sherpa town, local farmland, rivers, monastery and buddies curtain. Trekking from jiri to Everest base camp the first 7 days will be very tranquil and everything natural while you are walking furthermore, if you are here in Nepal to explore the real mountain life, their way of living, farm land, and other tradition than no doubt this trip provides you all you wanted to know from the country.

Jiri to Everest base camp trekking distance is 185 km/115 Miles through out the steep stone made terrain and mostly pine forest.

Everest base camp and Gokyo trek via Chola pass(15 -18 Days roughly)

Cheap/Budget Everest Base Camp Trek
At Cholapass(5416 m)

If you have more the 2 week time including Everest base camp trek you may extend your trekking days. The Everest base camp and Gokyo trek via Chola pass is the one breathtaking high altitude area trek goes over 5000 m high some day. This adventure trek begins from lukla following the popular trekking route to Everest base camp than trek to Dzogla, chola pass, Dhagnak than you reach magically made Gokyo valley.

Gokyo is the one of the best settlement in Everest region trek as you can see the 5th massif blue lakes there at the bottom of the hill and the Gokyo Ri –a popular view point to see sunrise and sunset over the Everest and other mighty peaks surrounding.

During this trek we will walk about 130 km in total.

However, if you are happy to hike for 16 days this trek is highly recommended as you can see almost all highlights from Everest region such as world’s biggest Glacier, Nogjompa Glacier, Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu ice-fall, Everest base camp(5364 m), kalapthar(5,550 m), Chola pass 5,420 m (17,782 ft), Gokyo Ri(5380 m) and Scenic flight over the Himalayas.

Everest 3 High passes trekking (20 – 22 Days)

High Pass trekking
Yaks carrying luggage in Everest region

The exhilarating adventure The Everest 3 high passes trekking is one of the hardest and challenging high pass trekking route in Everest region. It is only be completed by professional experience trekkers. Everest 3 high pass trekking includes a popular Lukal to EBC trail already and top of it this trip takes you to  Kongma la  pass 5536 m than to Lobouche, Chola pass 5420 m after EBC likewise, Renjola pass 5360 m/17585 feet. 

Everest high pass trekking is an ultimate trekking option for those people who just like to explore the high range of Himalayan panorama views in a less touristy area than this trekking option could be the best choice to fulfill your dream, which you had since you were child.

Noted that this adventure trek required some ropes, crampons and other genuine trekking gears for your safety, because there are no place to buy or rent such a gear thus be safe and take your genuine trekking gears with you and professional mountain guide with you.

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