Everest Base Camp Trek Distance

Everest Base Camp Trek Distance

Everest base camp trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. It is one of the most desired and well-known trekking destination not only for Nepal but for the whole world. It is the most iconic trek you can do in Nepal. The Everest base camp trek distance might seem long. This distance depends on the route you take on the trek to the base camp.

During your hike to Everest base camp, you will conventionally cover about 130 km on average. Everest base camp trek distance might differ according to your itinerary. Through your hike, you will witness a variety of landscapes and breathtaking views of the mountains. You will be near the mountains like never before.

Everest base camp lies on the border of China and Nepal. The camps on both sides are permanent and trekking is possible from both sides. Although the base camps are constructed as a place of acclimatization before climbing up, trekking up to the base camp has been a major attraction. In this article, we will talk about the Everest base camp trek distance from the northern side i.e in Nepal.

Getting to the Everest Base Camp requires a minimum of 2 weeks. There might be a few days added according to your itinerary, weather or other circumstances. The hiking trail is moderate and requires efficient planning and execution.

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Day to Day Distance Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek

Lukla to Phakding/Monjo Distance (Day 01)

Phakding Distance: 8 km

Mojno Distance: 13 km

Walking Hours: 3-6 hrs

Max Elevation: 2,610 m

The destination for the first day is usually up to Phakding or Monjo. You need to arrive Lukla via flight between 7 am to 9 am, to hike up to the desired destination in a relaxed manner. The hike’s duration is about 3 to 5 hours. You will need to walk a few kilometers more or less depending on your final destination for the day; Phakding or Monjo.

The hike to Monjo is about 13km and the hike to Phakding is about 8 km. If your destination is Monjo, you will have to reach Phakding for lunch and continue the ascend. Make sure you are properly hydrated during your trek and do not rush or trek after sunset.

Phakding to Namche Distance (Day 2)

Namche

Distance: 8 km

Walking Hours: 4-5 hrs

Max Elevation: 3340 m

For day 2, you will gradually more towards Sagarmatha National Park. It is the official entrance to the most-awaited Everest base camp. The hike for day 2 is regarded as comparatively difficult. For the first part of your hike, you will cross a lot of narrow yet famous suspension bridges constructed in the steep mountains.

There is a lot of uphill treks on the first part. In the second half of the trek on this day, you will continue downhill to a flat route for some time. You have to walk about 8kms from Phakding to reach to the famous Sherpa Village- Namche. This small village is at an altitude of 3340 m and usually requires about 4-5 hours trek from Phakding to reach here.

Stay in Namche ( Day 3)

Distance: 1 km

Walking Hours : 1-2 hours
Max Elevation : 3340m

For the third day of the trek is a day off from hiking. You will stay in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize yourself for higher altitudes. During the day you can stroll around the small village and buy necessary things for your ascend. You can also rent gear if you have forgotten any. Another important place to visit in this area is Namche Museum. It is about 1 to 2 hours hike back and forth from the main bazaar and offers a breathtaking view of the Mountain Everest and the surrounding peaks. You have enough time during the day to rest, hydrate and rejuvenate. The total distance you will walk to get to the museum is 1 km on average. The total distance you travel in the day will vary according to what you do in Namche Bazaar.

Namche to Tengboche Distance (Day 4)

Distance: 12km
Walking Hours: 5 hours
Max Elevation: 3900m

For the fourth day, the difficult treks start. It is one of the important acclimatization treks. You will have to hike a quite steep train behind Namche Bazaar. You will most likely experience a lack of oxygen. Many of you will only experience a headache but some might get severe symptoms like vomiting or fainting. It is therefore advised to take the necessary medication before the trek starts.
On this trek, you will cross Shangbouche Airport and Shanbouche hill reach Tengboche for the night. The total distance you will travel today is about 12 km and will need to trek for about 5 hours to cover this distance. Most of the trail is ascending, which might be tiring, Therefore, carry enough water and food for the way. This place is at an altitude of about 3900m. If you reach the destination on time, make sure you visit the Tengboche Monastery.

Tengboche to Dingboche Distance (Day 5)

Distance: 12km
Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
Max Elevation : 4400m

On the fifth day of the hike to Everest base camp, you will trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. The starting of the trek is downhill which gradually continues to a varied uphill and down the hill. You will reach Pangbouche for lunch. This usually takes about 2 to 3 hours. The trek from Pangbouche is a gradual uphill towards an Island peak. You will reach an altitude of 4400m when you reach Dingboche. The total distance you have to walk is about 12kms and requires about 5 hours on average to reach the final destination from Tengboche. As you reach Dingboche, you will reward yourself with splendid views of the mountains like lotse, Amadablam, and Taboche.

Acclimatization Day in Dingboche (Day 6)

Distance : 2kms
Walking Hours : 1 hour
Max Elevation : 4400m

The sixth day of the hike is another important acclimatization day. It is important your you stay in this height and prepare your body for higher altitude. There will not be a lot of tiring activities listed for today. The distance we will travel on this day is about 500m, where you will reach a high point. It is important for the acclimatization process as well as for observing the mountains. The stop at the high point is about 30 mins. You will reach Dingboche for lunch. The total distance you will travel is 2 km. You will have a lot of time to relax and prepare yourself for the higher altitude on this day.

Dingboche to Lobuche Distance (Day 7)

Distance: 12kms
Walking hours : 5 hours
Max Elevation: 4900m

The destination for the sixth day is to reach Lobuche. This place is at an altitude of 4900m. From Dingboche, the trail heads towards the Khumbu valley and to the exotic valley of Dugla. Douglas will be our destination for lunch and a long resting spot. It usually requires about 2 hours to get here. After this, you will have to walk for about 3 more hours crossing Thukla pass to the Everest memorial before reaching Lobuche. The total distance you will cover today is about 12kms and the total time required is about 5 hours with plenty of stops on the way.

Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp Distance ( Day 8)

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Distance: 10kms
Walking Hours: 7 hours
Max elevation:5180m

For the eighth day of the trek, you will trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep. The trail leading to Gorak Shep is extremely beautiful and unique. You will cross a lot of Glaciers on the way. The trail to Gorak Shep usually requires about 3 hours on average. Once you reach the destination, you will have lunch and catch a breath for a short time before trekking up to Everest Base Camp, the most awaited place. It requires an additional 2-3 hours to reach the Everest Base Camp. After enjoying the base camp, we will need to return to Gorak Shep to spend the night. The total distance you will have to travel about 10 km at an altitude of roughly 5180m. It is a long trek and might be quite challenging.

Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar and to Dingboche Distance (Day 9)

Distance: 18 km
Walking Hours: 7 hours
Max Elevation: 5180m

On the ninth day of the hike, if you are ready, we will start descending back. From Gorak Shep, we will leave early in the morning to Kala Pattar to see the sunrise from Everest and observe panoramic views of the mountains. Although the trek is about 3 hours uphill, it is completely worth it. We will return to Gorak Shep and trek back to Dingboche for the night. It takes about 7 hours on total to complete this hike. You will walk for about 18kms today. As you are descending, it will not be as challenging as you experienced on other days.

Dingboche to Namche Bazaar Distance (Day 10)

Distance: 22 km
Walking Hours: 8-9 hours
Max elevation: 4400m

For today’s trek, you need to cover about 22 km. The goal is to reach Namche Bazaar. You can cover the ground quickly as you head downhill and therefore covering this distance s possible. It will take approximately 8 to 9 hours to hike back to the Sherpa village. As you get to Namche Bazaar, you will have a lot of variety of food available for you. You can buy necessary items like souvenirs and gifts from the shops here.

Namche Bazaar to Lukla Distance ( Day 11)

Distance : 21 km
Walking Hours : 8 hours
Max Elevation : 3340m

This is the last day of long-distance walking. It is usually the hardest day of the trek as your body will tire itself from the continuous trek to Everest base camp. You will descend to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. The total distance you have to travel is about 21km and can take up to 8 hours.

Lukla to Kathmandu (Day 12)

Distance: few hundred meters
Walking Hours : 0.15 hours
Max Elevation: 2860m
Flight distance: 136 km
Flight time : 35 minutes

Today is the last day for you in Everest region. You will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. As you are staying in Lukla, you will need to walk for about 15 minutes on average to reach the airport.

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Distance Might Differ if you Take Alternative Route

EBC and Gokyo Lakes Trek – 16 Days

Everest Base Camp trek distance as well as duration increases if you decide to visit Gokyo lake as well. It is a strenuous trail that goes through the Cho La pass. While descending from Gorak Shep, you will descend to Dzongla via Kala Patthar. Dzongla is at an altitude of 4830 m and this trek requires about 6-7 hours. The distance from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar is about 1.5 km and the distance from Gorak Shep to Dzongla is about 10 km.

After a night in Dzongla, we will trek to Cho La Pass and to Gokyo Ri. This hike takes about 8 hours. The total distance you have to trek is about 12.5 km more than standard EBC trail. After spending the night in Gokyo, you will reach Lukla after three days.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing – 20 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek along with Island Peak Climbing is a trip in which you will get to climb one of the most beautiful peaks in the wild Himalayas. This peak is 6189m high and is situated in Imji valley.

For this trek, while descending back from Everest you will go trek to Chukung from Dingboche and spend the night there. This place is at an altitude of 4750m and takes about 2-3 hours. It is about 5 km far from Dingboche.

The next day you will trek from Chukung to the Island base camp. This base camp is at 5080m above sea level and takes about 6 hours to get there. On average you have to walk about 5km but it the route is strenuous uphill. The next day is the day you climb the Island Peak and will return back to Chukung. Then in approximately 3 days of continuous hiking, you will reach Lukla Airport through Deboche and Namche.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek – 21 Days

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is a lengthy but moderately difficult trek for people who want to explore the Himalayan region properly. It is a challenging trek designed for physically fit people. This is an alternative route to the famous Everest base camp trek from Lukla.

For this route, your trek begins from Jiri. Jiri is about 8 hours drive from the capital city. From Jiri you will trek for about 5 hours and reach Sete village. On the sixth day from Jiri you will reach Phakding via Junbesi, Nunthala, Khari Khola and Surkhe. The total distance you have to walk via this route for about 185km.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return – 9 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek via helicopter is a trek for people who aim to complete the trip in a comparative luxury or for people who have a short time to visit. In this trek, you will fly back via helicopter and therefore only have to trek your way up to the base camp. You will need about a week to walk from Lukla to Everest base camp. The average distance for this trek is about 60 km.

Everest Three Pass Trek – 18 Days

Everest three pass trek is one of the most challenging and most unique experience one can ever gather in the Khumbu region. You have to pass through three high altitude passes – Kongma (5535m), Cho La (5420m) and Renjo La ( 5360m). The beginning of the trek is just like the famous base camp trek. On your way to Everest base camp, you will have crossed the Kongma pass to reach Lobuche.

While descending you will take trek to Gokyo ri and walk through the Cho La Pass. The last pass, the Renjo pass, is crossed while walking towards Namche from Gokyo Ri. After walking about 60km from Lukla, you can reach the Everest Base Camp. If you aim to walk these three high passes, you will need to walk about 50km more.

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