Everest base camp trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal. It is one of the most famous treks in the world and has been named as one of the top 10 hikes by National Geographic Traveler. The Everest base camp trek starts from Lukla airport and need to go through Namche Bazaar.
The Everest base camp trek takes place in two stages. The first stage is from Lukla to Dingboche, where you will get an opportunity to see the sunrise at Kala Patthar Mountain, which is 18,000 feet high. In this stage, you will also get an opportunity to visit Tengboche monastery, which is one of the most sacred monasteries located at 17000 feet above sea level. The second stage of the Everest base camp trek starts from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar and ends there after passing through some beautiful places like Pangboche village which has a monastery dedicated to Lama Tsongkhapa. Always remember to carry your personal medicine from your hometown as it might not be available in pharmacy in Nepal. It’s a humble request from SummitClimb team. SummitClimb offers Everest, Manaslu, Lobuche, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Lobuche, K2, Island Peak climbs too.
The EBCT takes between 15-21 days to complete depending on your fitness and acclimatization schedule, with an average altitude gain of 700m per day. You will experience some of the highest mountain peaks in the world including Mount Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7871m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Thamserku (6165m).
The most popular route for foreigners is from Lukla Airport to Namche Bazaar via Phakding, Tengboche, Pheriche and Dingboche, although there are other routes that are less busy that take you through some stunning scenery such as Gokyo Lake or go over Cho La Pass into Tibet.
The most challenging part of this trek is that it takes place mostly on steep mountain slopes and slippery rocks. You should be physically fit enough to complete this trek.