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Everest Base Camp Trek Distance

Everest Base Camp Trek Distance
April 18, 2019

Everest Base Camp is considering a fairyland up in the Himalayas where travelers will get an opportunity to make an iconic step towards Everest Base Camp through following spectacular several Sherpa villages and their cultures, alpine forests, glacial moraines, lakes, rivers, high altitude passes, Monasteries, and more than 20 breathtaking mountains vistas. Several ups and downs trekking trail of Everest Base Camp will make every step of Everest region more challenging, even though the breathtaking landscape, stunning Himalayan views on the way will compensate it.

World highest peak, Everest Base Camp, situated at the altitude of 8,848 meters is one of the most famous and adventurous treks in Nepal. This fascinating Everest Base Camp Trek Distance is a 130 km round trek begins from Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. Due to its long-distance outward 65 km, trekkers or travelers need frequent acclimatization’s to accomplished successfully Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. Every day continuous trek onwards to Everest Base Camp is almost impossible because continues trekking may cause altitude sickness. Experienced trekkers may not consider 130 km trekking is not long-distance trekking however, average trekking speed is 5 km per hour. Those trekkers who have the trekking stamina around 5 to 7 hours per day in the mountain can easily cover the distance. Steep and rocky terrain with gradual ascend and descend trekking trail makes trekking of Everest Base Camp more difficulties. Generally, Everest Base Camp trek itinerary packages will be 13 to 15 days, which also include 3 days accommodation at Namche Bazaar.

EBC Trek Elevation and Distance Covered Each Day

During Everest Base Camp Trek, on average trekkers should trek 5 to 6 hours each day. We will have some days acclimatization in different places on the way such as Namche Bazaar.

Lukla – Phakding  

After 45 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu, trekkers will land at Lukla, the gateway of Everest Base Camp Trek. Lukla is situated at the elevation of 2,860 m. Lukla is situated at the top of a hill where trekkers can enjoy snow-capped mountains. From Lukla, you will head toward Phakding, which is situated at the elevation of 2,651m/8,700ft. The distance between Lukla and Phakding is 9 km. Around 3 to 4 hours trek will take Phakding from Lukla.

Phakding to Namche Bazaar

From Phakding, trekker should continue trek ahead to Namche Bazaar, at the elevation of 3438m/11280ft.  On the way to Namche Bazaar, trekkers will get chances to encounter with the Sagarmatha National Park. By following the diverse landscapes and spectacular lush forests, small charming streams, waterfalls and finally reach to Namche Bazaar. The distance between Phakding to Namche Bazaar is 12km and it takes around 5 to 6 hours to trek.

Acclimatization hike at Namche Bazaar

In the 3rd day of the trek, trekkers will stay for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, at the same altitude. If trekkers desire then they can make the short hike to Everest view Hotel for stunning Himalayas views. Trekkers also can enjoy local cultures and ethnicity.

Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Continue trek ahead to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar by following easy and relaxing trekking trail filled with the rhododendron forests. The distance between Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is 10 km which take around 5-hour trek to reach to Tengboche. As you reach to Tengboche, you will get chances to explore the largest monasteries in the Khumbu region.

Tengboche to Dingboche

Continue trek onwards to Dingboche, which is situated at the elevation of the 4,360 m/14,300 ft. Around 5 to 6 hours trek will follow easy trekking trail which covers only 12 km distance from Tengboche to Dingboche.

Dingboche to Lobuche

The distance between Dingboche to Lobuche is 12km. Around 5 hours trek will take travelers to Lobuche, which is situated at the elevations of 4940m/16207ft. On the way, every corner will expose spectacular views of the mountains for trekkers.

Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp

In this day, you will reach at the Everest Base Camp, at the elevation of 8848 meters. Around 7 hours trek will take us to Everest Base Camp by following Gorak Shep. As you reach Base Camp, you can enjoy crisp views of the stunning Himalayas. Today’s trekking trail will be around 15 km to reach the destination.

Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pheriche

Continue trek ahead to Pheriche, which is situated at the altitude of 4,288m/14,070ft. Around 7 hours trek will take you to the Pheriche by following the famous viewpoint Kalapathar, at the elevation of 5545m. As you reach Kalapathar, you can enjoy striking views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, Mt Chagatse, and the Pumori among many other peaks.

Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

From Pheriche, trekkers will trek back to Namche Bazaar with the stunning views of the Himalayas. In this day, you will trek around 5 to 6 hours to reach Namche Bazaar at the distances of 14 km from Pheriche.

Namche Bazaar to Lukla

From Namche Bazaar, trekkers will trek ahead to Lukla by following the beautiful suspension bridges and steep trails. Around 7 to 8 hours trek to make your final day of trekking. The distance between Namche Bazaar to Lukla is 15 km.


Although Everest Base Camp trek is regarded as a challenging one with long distance, Himalayan Holyland Treks & Expedition will provide you carefully organized Itinerary for Everest Base Camp trek which will make your trek convenient and easy to accomplish the summit and enjoy the magnificent views of Himalayas.

If you have any queries regarding Everest Base Camp Trek Distance in Nepal or wants to make vacation trip in Nepal, do please contact us (Himalayan Holyland Treks & Expedition).