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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Published: 27th Jan, 2020

Mount Everest is popular among anyone, this is the reason why the Everest Base Camp Trekking is so popular. This trek has a number of attractions, not least you are able to say that you have been to the base of the world’s highest mountain. In addition, there’s the spectacular scenery and outgoing locals of Solu Khumbu.

The Everest Base Camp Trekking gets interesting after you get right into the Solu Khumbu region. The first part of the trek is not only a hard slog, but is also pretty sparse in the breathtaking view department. The Everest Base Camp trek cuts across the valleys. So for day after day it is a tiring process of dropping from one side of the steep valley and climbing up again in the other.

The interesting part of Everest Base Camp trekking is experiencing amazing mountain views, great looks at the life of the world renowned mountain climbers (the Sherpas), enter Sagarmatha National Park, a world Heritage Site and visit high elevation Buddhist monasteries. Likewise, Everest Base Camp trekking provides an opportunity to enter a realm of an epic excursion.

By the time you reach the base camp, the ascent will total almost 9000m- the full height of Mount Everest from sea level.

This trek starts from Hindu speaking lowlands and ends in Tibetan-Buddhist highlands where Sherpa people renowned for their enterprise.

Preparation for Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek follows the legendary path to Mount Everest. It’s anything but a specialized walk yet a walk that is challenging in any case.

1) Physical Conditioning

Notwithstanding, being a trek which is accessible to the vast majority and not simply experienced mountain climbers, the trek to Everest Base Camp ought not be thought little of. Climbing in the Himalayas is a genuine test which requires significant preparation. Hence, with forward arranging and the correct frame of mind to preparing, nonetheless, you stand the most ideal possibility of effectively and securely arriving at Base Camp – and getting a charge out of one of the most fulfilling and stupendous encounters on the planet.

2) Training and Fitness

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a physical test which is well inside the scope of the vast majority who appreciate a sensible standard of wellness. Nonetheless, preparing explicitly for the trek is fundamental to set you up for the specific traps presented by mountain strolling. Furthermore, you are emphatically encouraged to look for medical counsel before choosing to mastermind your trek and before beginning a preparation program, especially on the off chance that you have any worries about your well-being. 

It is reasonable to begin preparing as right on time as conceivable before your booked trek. Regular exercise schedules which manufacture quality, wellness and stamina, for example, high impact exercise and light weight-preparing can be helpful, especially if your wellness level is not exactly alluring. Be that as it may, the best physical arrangement is a movement which recreates, beyond what many would consider possible, the requests on your body which will occur during your rising and plummet to Mount Everest Base Camp. Climbing here and there slopes with a weighted rucksack is vital to progress.

These Points Can Make Your Everest Base Camp Trekking A Lifetime Experience

1. Give yourself sufficient opportunity to get ready and pick the correct acclimatization plan. One night acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and in Dingboche is recommended. As far as preparing, it is nothing more than a bad memory attempting to stuff everything in half a month prior to your departure. Set up preparing plan together and expand on your wellness over a more drawn out time frame, this will likewise assist you with keeping away from damage. 

2. Try not to overlook nourishment. You need a well-adjusted eating routine to keep up a decent degree of well-being. As your standard gets and you train more earnestly, more strain will be set on your sugar stores. Previously, during and after exercise you should supply your body with the fuel it needs!

3. Decrease your training before you leave on your trek. You ought to have been preparing 6 – 10 hours for each week. Get some well-earned rest and start your outing feeling new. Going out traveling realizing that you are fit and prepared gives you one less thing to stress over, it helps your certainty permitting you to take advantage of the experience.

Day 01: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m) (3-4 hours walk)

Morning, drive to Ramechhap (140 KM from Kathmandu) and fly to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive)

Upon arrival in Lukla descend to Cheplung town. From here, breathtaking view of Mt. Khumbila, a consecrated mountain which has never been ascended. Continue on until arriving Phakding.

Lukla To Phakding, Everest Base Camp Trekking
Lukla To Phakding

Overnight in a local lodge at Phakding

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,438m) (5-6 hours walk)

From here, the trail goes through a pine woodland and we proceed north up the Benkar valley. Cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo towns before arriving at the passage of the Everest National Park. At that point subsequent to intersection a suspension connects, pass Jorsale town and stroll nearby of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi river. Ascend on a precarious path and reach Namche Bazaar which is likely the greatest town in the Everest locale. 

Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar

Overnight in a local lodge at Namche Bazaar

Day 03: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is the center of Soul Khumbhu with shops, bakers, hotels, money exchange, and a bank. Namche Bazaar and the surrounding villages have the ample supply of hydroelectricity, used for lighting and cooking. There is a colorful market every Saturday.

Furthermore, there is plenty to do around Namche Bazaar and a day should be spent acclimating.

Overnight in a local lodge at Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m) (5-6 hours walk)

The route starts by climbing up to Syangboche airstrip. From here continue on to Khumjung at 3,790m and rejoin the trail to Tengboche. The trail descends to the Dudh Koshi at 3250m where there are several lodges and a series of picturesque water- driven prayer wheel. A steep ascent will bring you to Tengboche. The famous Gompa, with its background of Mount Ama Dablam, Everest and other peaks are a large and an impressive structure.

Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche Monastery

Overnight in a local lodge at Tengboche

Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m) (5 – 6 hours walk)

The trail today descends and passes through rich timberlands of birch, present and rhododendron trees. Furthermore, today appreciate great views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Later, walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. From here, pick the upper Pangboche trail and appreciate the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery. Proceed on to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before climbing to Dingboche. It is a pleasant town with lovely grain, potato and buckwheat fields.

Dingboche Village
Dingboche Village

Overnight in a local lodge at Dingboche

Day 06: Acclimatization in Dingboche

Going through a day in Dingboche will help you with acclimating to the high altitude. Rather than remaining inert, climb an edge situated behind the town and appreciate the view of the six of the world’s tallest mountains including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Moreover, you can likewise respect Cholatse and Taboche peaks. On your north-west you can see progressively Himalayan peaks transcending the Khumbu Khola Valley. Among those peaks, Lobuche West, Lobuche East and Lhotse are the most predominant. Likewise, from the other area on the edge appreciate the pleasant Imja Khola Valley and the excellent Dingboche town.

Overnight in a local lodge at Dingboche

Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Duglha (4,600 m) (3-4 hours walk)

It is a short trek from Dinboche to Duglha. Walk over a wide pass which is a much-needed change from strolling in a straight line. Around the start of the trek appreciate the relentless Himalayas on all sides. The valley starts to thin nearer to Dusa. Further, you will start to see Mt. Pumori as you proceed on the path. As the path drops and bends, say farewell to Mt. Pumori. Later, cross a stream and climb to Duglha which is a modest town with an enormous strand of petition banners hung over the valley.

Dingboche to Duglha
Dingboche to Duglha

In the wake of coming to Duglha, you can stroll for 45 minutes to an hour and visit the Memorial Shrine.

Overnight in a local lodge at Duglha

Day 08: Trek from Duglha to Lobuche (4940 m) (2 – 4 hours walk)

From Duglha the trail goes directly up the terminal moraine (debris) of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour, then left into the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the summer village of Lobuche. The altitude, the cold and the crowding can combine to ensure less than restful nights.

Duglha to Lobuche
Duglha to Lobuche

Overnight in a local lodge at Lobuche

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), Visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m) (6-7 hours walk)

The trek to Everest Base Camp isn’t difficult. Notwithstanding, we climb and drop for the most part of an icy mass way. There is likewise a great deal of wandering on harsh landscapes. As you arrive at the base camp, appreciate the mind boggling melt patterns and admire the tenderly adjusted ice towers on the upper piece of the Khumbu ice sheet.

Hike To Everest Base Camp From Gorak Shep
Hike To Everest Base Camp From Gorak Shep

The Everest Base Camp is amazingly excellent. Appreciate the astounding view of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. Later, walk back towards Gorak Shep.

Overnight in a local lodge at Gorak Shep.

Day 10: Hike from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Trek down to Pherice (4,288m) (7-8 hours walk)

Wake up early and walk to Kala Patthar. It is dim outside with cold temperature and doubtlessly nippy breezes. Walk on a genuinely steep path at an agreeable pace. As you are scaling the slope you can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is remarkable.

Hike From Gorak Shep To Kala Patthar
Hike From Gorak Shep To Kala Patthar

Further, you can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along other compelling Himalayan peaks. In the wake of investing some energy at the summit of Kala Patthar, walk back to Gorak Shep, which is moderately simpler than climbing up to Kala Pathhar. After lunch, we trek down to Pheriche.

Overnight in a local lodge at Pheriche

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) (6 – 7 hours walk)

Today you will lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation and stroll on a path with a great deal of high points and low points. Further, plunge through a slope loaded up with rhododendron and juniper trees and traverse the Dudh Koshi River. Plummet quickly through pine woodland where you have a chance to spot mountain goats, fowls and other wild animals and birds in the area.The way in the end comes to Sansa from where you can appreciate views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. Further, stroll on the winding path finished by another walk a backwood before coming to Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in a local lodge at Namche Bazaar

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m) (6 – 7 hours walk)

Begin the trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rough territory. It is for the most part a declining trek on a path nearby the Dudh Koshi River. Further, cross a few suspension spans, pass by a few religious communities and towns before coming to Lukla. Subsequent to coming to Lukla rest for the remain day.

Overnight in a local lodge at Lukla 

Day 13: Fly back to to Kathmandu

Walk to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu


The trek to Everest Base Camp is testing and ought not be taken lightly. We have been doing our own examination over various years and we have chosen to include an extra acclimatization day at Dingboche. Yakky Tours Private Limited have 1 evening in Namche Bazaar and other evening in Dingboche, this will give you a progressively charming and more secure excursion to Everest Base Camp. This is indispensable on the off chance that you need to be effective on your Everest Base Camp Trek.


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