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Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary 

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary varies from trekkers to trekkers or according to the travel companies/ trekking companies. However, there is one bottom-line to design Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary.

The bottom-line to design or to set the Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is the pacing and the days of acclimatization to suit the stamina of the people. So, these are two basic criteria to be considered while designing Everest Base Camp Itinerary. How fast people can walk at higher elevation and how many days of acclimatization do they need?
 Since Everest Base camp Trek is considered a moderately challenging trek in Nepal, it needs to be designed very comprehensively and professionally that hikers/ trekkers wont have to face any conveniences on the trail to EBC and back to Kathmandu. If you want to have a very comprehensive information about Everest Base Camp Trek, click: 
Trip to Everest Base Camp All you need to know. 

 Also, some people want or design Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary haphazardly that they don’t even think that the trek turns to be challenging at the end while approaching to Everest Base Camp and ascending up to Kalapatthar. So, here we meant to say that not to go with random Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary with random time frame; you may waste your time and money both.

 For Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary: it at least requires two acclimatization days on the trail while ascending : one at Namche bazaar and the other at Dingboche and the other thing is that trekkers can walk maximum 7 hours a day at higher elevation above 4000m high. So, if we design by calculating the distance, timing and acclimatization days, it at least takes 12 days to do Everest Base Camp Trek. However, if you are trekking with helicopter return, you will have a different Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary with helicopter return.
 At the same time, if you have some ideas to design Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary, you can ask the trekking company or your travel partner to design your itinerary and you can suggest him/her to do it for you as you wish because you know you yourself better than others, you stamina, your pacing, your budgeting and your timing.
  

Everest Base Camp Trek Core Itinerary -16 days

 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.


Day 2: In Kathmandu, Trek Preparation and Sightseeing Tour

Day 3: Fly to Lukla 2, 860m/9,383ft and trek to Phakding 2,645 m/8,678feet - 04 hrs. 


Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 286 ft - 06 hrs.


Day 5: At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike.


Day 6: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,860m/12,644ft - 05 hrs.


Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m / 14,468feet -05 hrs.


Day 8: At Dingboche rest day for acclimatization.


Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 4,940 m 16,207ft- 05 hrs.


Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m/17,598ft and back to Gorakshep 5,190m/17,027ft - 07 hrs.


Day 11: Climb Kalapathar 5,545m/18,192ft trek to Periche 4,200 m/13,779ft-08 hrs. 


Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar- 3,440m/11,286ft via Tengboche - 07 hrs.


Day 13: Trek to Lukla2840m/9,318ft and transfer to a lodge-06 hrs.


Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu(!,320) with afternoon free at leisure.


Day 15: Free day as contingency and for individual activities.


Day 16: International departure for homeward bound.



The above Itinerary is designed with two more spare days: one before trekking begins and one after the trek ends, because the weather condition and the Lukla flight for and to Kathmandu is always unpredictable and this may sometimes spoil the entire Everest Base camp Trek. Therefore, it is suggested that the people who are doing Everest Base Camp Trek to have at least 2 spare days in their hands in case the weather condition goes wrong. 

Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, as it varies from person to person, interest to interest, budget to budget, season to season, time frame to time frame, one level of stamina to the other and the age to age, the ones who are doing their Everest Base camp Trek needs to make a extensive and comprehensive search on which Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary  perfectly suits you and then only go for it in practice so that will be budget friendly and time as well.  Also, one can take advice from the experienced trekkers who have already done this trek before and how it was and how many spare days do they need for Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal.

Now, let’s see Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Fly

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: In Kathmandu trek preparation and sightseeing tour.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla 2, 846 m and trek to Phakding 2,645 m - 04 hrs.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 feet - 06 hrs.

Day 5: At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike.

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m / 14,470 feet -05 hrs.

Day 8: At Dingboche rest day for acclimatization.

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 4,9 m60 m - 05 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep - 07 hrs.

Day 11: Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m, and fly to Lukla on a Heli - 04 hrs.

Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 13: International departure for homeward bound.

In this itinerary, you can find Kathmandu sightseeing tour and helicopter flight back from Kalapatthar to Lukla. However, you can escape both days or both things and you can directly go for the trek to Lukla directly form Kathmandu or via Manthali and can have direct flight of helicopter from Kalapattahr to Kathmandu. If you escape Kathmandu sightseeing and one-night stay after helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla, you will save two days and you can complete your Everest Base Camp Trek within 11 days with helicopter. The helicopter flight while returning is to escape all the tiring walks along the same way back to Lukla from Everest Base Camp, save time and budget and have aerial view of Mt. Everest and other majestic mountain summits in Khumbu region. 


Even the Everest Base Camp Trek can be done in 10 0r 11 days with helicopter fly out from Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp or Lobuche. So, if you have got the guts of doing Everest Base Camp Trek on walk to the base camp helicopter fly out, then, you can simply go with either 10- or 11-days Itinerary.

Everest Base Camp Trek with heli flight offers you a very distinct opportunity of one-way walking/trekking to Everest Base Camp and return with helicopter flight. This way, you can celebrate both trekking to EBC and flying helicopter just above Mt. Everest and other mighty mountain summits and fly back to Kathmandu or optionally to Lukla.

Summing up, there are mainly, two Everest Base camp Trek Itineraries: the one is pure walking/ trekking all the way to Everest Base Camp and back and the other is waking to Everest Base Camp and fly out with helicopter  either from Kalapatthar/Everest Base Camp or Lobuche to Lukla or directly back to Kathmandu.

Now, let’s see the Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary without arrival, departure and Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Day 1: Arrival and Orientation 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla/2840m, Trek to Phakding 2,610m/40 minutes flight 3 - 4 Hours trek.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 286 ft - 06 hrs.

Day 4: At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike up to Everest View Hotel (3880 m)

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m/12644ft )- 05 hrs.

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m / 14,468feet -05 hrs.

Day 7: At Dingboche rest day for acclimatization

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche 4,940 m 16,207ft- 05 hrs.

Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m/17,598ft and back to Gorakshep 5190m/17027ft - 07 hrs.

Day 10: Climb Kalapathar 5,545m/18192ft trek to Periche 4200 m/13779ft-08 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar- 3440m/11286ft via Tengboche - 07 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla 2840m/9,318ft and transfer to a lodge-06 hrs.

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu (1320m)

The Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary above doesn’t include Kathmandu sightseeing and departure. It means you have to add two more spare days to this itinerary to go with the above trek itinerary to Everest Base Camp. However, it consists of all required ( two days) acclimatization: one at Namche Bazaar and the other at Dingboche and also the trekkers needn’t worry about the ascent and pacing. 

  • Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary 2024/2025

    Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary 2024/2025 is going to a bit different from the trekking itineraries the trekkers are following and the trekking companies offering. For this, there are a few reasons: flying out with helicopter from Kalapatthar/Everest Base Camp/Lobuche while returning from Everest Base Camp directly to Kathmandu or to Lukla and the 4W jeep drive takes the trekkers up to Lukla or just below Lukla that is Bupsa. These two reasons will leave a impact in designing the Everest Base camp Trek Itinerary for the years 2024/2025.


    The most popular itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek will be like Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter fly out- 10 days, Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary without Kathmandu Sightseeing and Short Everest Basecamp Trek Itinerary and Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary with helicopter fly out -11 days. Let’s see these itineraries one by one that how they look like.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary with helicopter fly out 10 days

    Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.

    Day 2: Fly to Lukla/2840m, Trek to Phakding 2,610m/30 minutes flight 3 - 4 Hours trek

    Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 feet - 06 hrs.

    Day 4: At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike up to Everest View Hotel ( 3880m)

    Day 5: Trek to Tengboche Monastery(3,867 m) - 05 hrs.

    Day 6 : Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m / 14,470 feet -05 hrs.

    Day 7: At Dingboche, rest day for acclimatization.

    Day 8: Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m - 05 hrs.

    Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and Back to GoraekShep - 07 hrs.

    Day 10: Climb Kalapatthar 5,545 m, and fly to Lukla on a Heli and Fly to Kathmandu with regular flight - 04 hrs.

    Everest Base Camp Short Trek Itinerary

    Everest Base Camp Short Trek Itinerary doesn’t include any kind of side trips and sightseeing tours in Kathmandu. This Short Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is for those adventure enthusiasts who want to do Everest Base Camp Trek in 10-12 days without any city sightseeing halt. This 12 days Everest Short Trek  itinerary has all required acclimatization days both at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche before heading to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattahr. It means, thought it is a short Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary, it consists of all required pacing, ascent and preparations in order to let the trekkers feel utmost comforts and safe all-round the trip.

    Day 1: Arrival and Orientation 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.

    Day 2: Fly to Lukla/2840m, Trek to Phakding 2,610m/40 minutes flight 3 - 4 Hours trek.

    Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 286 ft - 06 hrs.

    Day 4: At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike up to Everest View Hotel (3880 m)

    Day 5: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m/12644ft )- 05 hrs.

    Day 6: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m / 14,468feet -05 hrs.

    Day 7: At Dingboche rest day for acclimatization

    Day 8: Trek to Lobuche 4,940 m 16,207ft- 05 hrs.

    Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m/17,598ft and back to Gorakshep 5190m/17027ft - 07 hrs.

    Day 10: Climb Kalapathar 5,545m/18192ft trek to Periche 4200 m/13779ft-08 hrs.

    Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar- 3440m/11286ft via Tengboche - 07 hrs.

    Day 12: Trek to Lukla 2840m/9,318ft and transfer to a lodge-06 hrs.


    Hope you will like this Everest Base Camp Short Trek Itinerary and enjoy your Everest Base Camp trek with marvelous Everest and other neighboring mountain summits. 

    How many days does it take to hike Everest Base Camp?

    It takes at least 10 days to hike Everest Base Camp. If you do it with all required acclimatization and right pacing, it takes at least 12 days to hike Everest Base Camp. So, those who are preparing Everest Base Camp needs to allocate at least 12 days from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp and back to Kathmandu. This 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek includes all required acclimatization days and the perfect ascent with perfect pacing while ascending up to Everest Base camp and Kalapatthar and back to Lukla and Kathmandu.

    If you want to stay some more days at Namche while returning back and also do Kathmandu Sightseeing tour, you require 14 days to hike Everest Base Camp. Actually, one-way hiking Everest Base Camp from Lukla requires 8 days and it requires 3 more days to walk down to Lukla along the same trail.

    Sometimes, the Lukla weather get worse all of sudden, then, you are recommended to have 1-2 spare days for your Everest Base Camp Trek. 

    Is Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary good?

    Actually, Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is not good trek itinerary because this itinerary doesn’t have all required days of acclimatization and right pacing while ascending to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. Due to which the trekkers may have the issues of high-altitude sickness on the way to Everest Base Camp and they may require rescue immediately from the trail which is not good. You cannot enjoy your Everest Base Camp Trek if you have any high-altitude related issue on the way and you will waste all your efforts, time and money giving up the trek in half of the way. So, it’s not better to go with Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary which has only 10/11 days without the days of acclimatization (one at Namcahe and the other at Dingboche). 

     Can we do Everest Base Camp Trek in 10 days?

     Yes, you can do Everest Base camp Trek in even 10 days. But you need to consider one condition that is you have to fly out by helicopter from Kalapatthar/ Everest Base Camp. Actually, it minimum takes 7-8 days to go up and two days for arrival and departure. So if you calculate the actually hiking days, arrival and departure and the day while flying our by helicopter from Kalapatthar/ Everest Base Camp minimum takes 10 days. So, again, yes you can do ebc trek in 10 days but with helicopter fly from ebc. Flying back to Lukla or Kathmandu from ebc by helicopter is possible and is safe to fly that offers you a complete distinct experience of the life as adventure witnessing all giant mountain peaks in Khumbu region including the top of the world, Mt. Everest. 

    Can I do Everest Base Camp Trek in 11 days? 

    Definitely, you can. Trekkers can do EBC (5364m) Trek in even 11 days. 11 Days EBC trek is also known as Rapid Ebc Trek. This trek itinerary is set without the days of acclimatization at Namche (3440m) and Dingbcohe (4410m) which is not considered good to do. The rapid ebc trek is not considered to be good trip to undertake because the trekkers are ascending above 5000m without acclimatization, isn’t it weird? Yes, of course.


    But you can do one thing that is flying out from ebc/Kalapatthar with helicopter while returning back from Ebc trek. You can easily fly back to either Lukla or directly Kathmandu on the last day of the trek directly from Kalapatthar or Gorekhshep. This way, you can conveniently complete your ebc trek with helicopter in 11 days.

    You may have to encounter the unexpected challenges on Everest Base Camp Trek if you go with Rapid ebc trek. So, if you want to know the authentic information about ebc trek: Challenges on Everest Base Camp Trek. Click the link and be befitted. 

     So, if you have 11 days and planning to do Everest Base Camp Trek, you need taking helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla or Kathmandu. 

     Can we do Everest Base Camp Trek in 12 days?

    Yes, you can do Everest Base Camp Trek in 12 days with comfortable pacing and all required days for acclimatization. To go up from Lukla to Ebc needs 8 days including the 2 days of acclimatization at Namche and Dingboche and to come back to Lukla from Ebc takes 3 days and the final day for flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. So, if you have got 12 days to spend in Nepal and willing to do adventures ebc trek, you can do it in a very convenient way. But you need to accompany with a professional trekking company and trekking crew, especially, trekking guide/leader. Everest Base Camp Trek 12days will be one of themost marvelous ebc trekking itineraries that majority of the trekkers love adopt to do.


     Can we do Everest Base Camp Trek in 13 days

    Yes, you can do your ebc trek in 13 days. You can include the days of acclimatization and arrival and departure days with this ebc trek itinerary 13 days. This 13 days ebc trek itinerary is more convenient than 11 and 12 days ebc trek itinerary. You have got more flexible time frame and can include the days of arrival and departure as well. In case, the weather conditions of Khumbu region is bad, then, you can recover your ebc trekking itinerary if you follow this 13 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary for your ebc trek in Nepal.

    Can people do Everest Base Camp Trek in 14 days?

    Yes, 14 days ebc trek itinerary is one of the perfect trekking itineraries for ebc trek. Trekkers spend 8 days to go up from Lukla to Ebc and 3 days to walk down along the same trail and one day for Kathmandu flight from Lukla and 2 more day for arrival and departure. In fact, 90% trekkers who are doing and planning to do their ebc trek ask and follow this 14 days Ebc trek itinerary so that everything goes well during the trip with everything set well and perfectly.

    Two days acclimatization, one at Namache Bazaar and the other at Dingboche, 5 days for ascending up to ebc from Lukla and 3 days to walk back, 2 days for flying to and from Lukla and final 2 days for arrival and departure. So, if you are planning to do your Everest base camp trek, you can ask your trekking partner to set 14 days ebc trek itinerary for you.

    How many different Everest Base Camp Trek itineraries are there?

    There are, basically, 6 different Everest Base Camp Trek Itineraries. These are: 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter Return, 12 Days Everest Base Camp Hike, 13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek and 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek. Also, one of the popular trek itineraries to go to Everest Base Camp is: Everest Base Camp Jeep Ride with Helicopter Return.

    With an extension of rural road and to quench the new desire and wish of the people, the travel agents are offering various novels and exciting EBC Trek Itineraries in recent time. You even can do Everest Base Camp Trek without Lukla and Manthali Flight from and for Kathmandu. You can simply go with jeep ride to Salleri and Paiya and then walk to Everest Base Camp and then walk down to the same spot to get the jeep ride back to Kathmandu.

    However, 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is the best trekking itinerary to go Everest Base Camp and come back to Kathmandu. It has got proper acclimatization days (2 days), one at Namche(3400m) and the other at Dingboche (4400m)and all arrivals and departures days. So, among various Everest Base Camp Trek ITienrries, 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is highly recommended for your safety and full enjoyment.

    How many days needed for Everest Base Camp Trek?

    You even can do Everest Base Camp Trek in 10 days but the most ideal itinerary for Everest Base Camp is 14 days. 10/11 days itineraries are only possible with helicopter fly back from Everest Base Camp. But, other itineraries like 14/15 days will take you to Everest Base Camp(5364m) and Kalapatthar(5545m) on walk and offers the same opportunity while coming back to Lukla before taking the flight back to Manthali or Kathmandu. But, if you choose one way walk to EBC and return back with helicopter either to Lukla or Manthali or directly Kathmandu, then, you can go with 9/10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return. This 9/10 days itinerary excludes arrival and departure.

    Frankly telling, you require at least two weeks period for Everest Base Camp Trek if you are planning doing it completely on your foot, walking in and to and walking out.

    Can you do Everest Base Camp in 10 days?

    Yes, you can do Everest Base Camp in 10 days but with helicopter fly back to Lukla or Manthali or Kathmandu. And if you have got only 9/10 days and  planning to do Everest Base Camp, it is possible but only with helicopter and if you want to explore the Everest region extensively on walk by passing through local Sherpa Villages, you require at least 14 days which includes your arrival and departure.

    Can a beginner do Everest Base Camp Trek?

     No, if you are a beginner, don’t dare to do Everest Base Camp Trek as it is graded as moderately challenging. Till Namche Bazaar(3400m), the trek is moderate while ascending up to Everest View Hotel(3880m), the trek, then, gets more challenging while passing through Tengboche (3800m) and Dingboche. Similalrly, the trek gets more strenuous while ascending up to Lobuche( 4900m) and Everest Base Camp (5354m) and Kalapatthar(5545m). So, if you are a beginner and passionately willing doing Everest Base Camp Trek, you can do Everest Short Trek up to Everest View Hotel and walk down to Lukla to explore and experience Everest region and to witness Mt. Everest (8848.86m).

    How do I plan a trek to Everest Base Camp?

    You need to plan comprehensively to conquer over Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kalapatthar(5545m), with all necessary things including personal gears and other trekking equipments. More importantly, you must boost up your stamina by doing regular physical exercises in order to make your body capable to adjust with new atmosphere and elevation.

    Plan your Everest Base amp Trek by following ways:  

    • Do regular exercises basically related to Cardio
    • Boost up your stamina mentally and physically in order to be capable to adjust with the new elevation and atmosphere you will get to during the trip
    • Get and pack up all necessary equipment for the trek
    • Get and pack all required personal equipment and gears
    • Do some research on the trek you are doing and the region you are heading to and you are going to explore
    • Ask about the trip with someone who have already done it and collect important information
    • Address health issues if you have any before you depart for the trip
    • Prepare all required medicines you must take on the trip regularly if you are doing it
    • Let your friends, family or relatives know that you are going Nepal for the trip, destination and duration
    • Prepare mentally how you are going to spend your budget on different titles and carry/collect enough budget for the trip but don’t try to be prodigal, just enough   
    • Prepare travel insurance and confirm that your trip is booked and reserved
    • Check the weather condition before you depart for the trip
    • Let your travel partner/ company/operator what kind of person you are: vegetarian, non-veg, female, and solo-travelling lover, spiritual traveler, adventure lover, city and luxury lover and similar so that the crew/team can prepare your trip in a better way.
    • Book your both ways flight tickets and confirm it so that it will be easier for you to return homewards

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