Walking the Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal:

Everest Base Camp trek (EBC trek) in the Khumbu region, is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. The full trek starts in Jiri and lasts for 20-25 days.  Most of the people however, start this trek in Lukla, arriving there by plane, thus saving around 5-6 days walk from Jiri to Lukla. This is an extremely high altitude trek, reaching heights of 5545 meter, with sleeping above 5000 meter. The highlight of the trek is of course watching Everest and Nuptse mountains from Kala Patar. Optional extension is to cross over the Cho La pass to Gokyo, to enjoy Gokyo lakes region.


Walk description:

First day - arrival to Lukla by plane. From Lukla (2800 m) to Phakding 4 hours, from Phakding to Namche Bazar.

Second day - from Namche Bazar (3440 m) to Tengboche (3860 m)

Third day - from Tengboche (3860 m) to Pheriche (4200 m)

Forth day - from Pheriche (4200 m) to Dugla (4600 m)

Fifth day - from  Dugla (4600 m) to Gorak Shep (5160 m)

Sixth day - day in Gorak Shep. First climb to Kala Pattar (5545 m)

Seventh day - day in Gorak Shep. Second climb to Kala Pattar (5545 m) and walking to the Best Camp (5360 m)

Eighth day - from Gorak Shep to Dzongla

Ninth day - from Dzongla to Gokyo, via Cho La pass (5330 m)

Tenth day - day in Gokyo

Eleventh day - from Gokyo to Dole

Twelve day - from Dole to Namche Bazar

Thirteen day - from Namche Bazar to Lukla


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Last updated 24-07-2008