Everest Base Camp Trek Distance, Route Map and Altitude

By Glorious Himalaya on January 3, 2024 in Travel Tips, Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trek is an extremely popular and commercial trek in Nepal. For many trekkers, trekking in the Everest Base Camp Trek is the bucket list where you will enjoy breathtaking mountain views and landscapes and visit some beautiful remote villages. This blog will give you all the information about the trek distance, route map, and altitude.

Everest Base Camp Trek is the adventure of a lifetime. It takes you closer to Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. The trek begins from Lukla and is about 65 kilometers or 40 miles long. When you return, the distance increases to 130 miles. The trekkers take the distance on the standard road every time they trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp. However, there are some side trips that you can include in your Everest Base Camp Trek, which changes the total distance covered. Furthermore, the regular trek has at least one or two acclimatization days, increasing the trek duration. So, let’s get more into it.

Daily distance and altitude of Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Lukla to Phakding (9 km, Altitude: 2,846 m to 2,652 m)

The first day of the trek begins in Lukla, also named the gateway to the Khumbu region. Visiting Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechhap would be best to get to Everest Base Camp. After you land in Lukla, your trek begins as you go to Phakding. The altitude from Lukla to Phakding decreases slightly, about 200 meters, which is the best place for overnight stays, an example of gradual acclimatization.

Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (12 km, Altitude: 2,652 m to 3,440 m)

The trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar begins as you cross the Koshi River and wooden and suspension bridges. You will also pass through different types of remote Sherpa villages, where you will see places that follow other cultures. Within six to seven hours of the trek, you’ll reach Namche Bazaar at 3440m, from which you will have the first majestic views of Mount Everest.

Day 3: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (10 km, Altitude: 3,440 m to 3,860 m)

The third trek day takes you from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, at an altitude 3860. Tengboche is also the home of the Tengboche Monastery, the world’s highest monastery. As you pass through Namche Bazar, you will come across different trails, first passing through barren lands, to rhododendron forests, and then to the snowy mountains in the ridge. Around the evening time, you will reach Tengboche village to stay overnight.

Day 4: Tengboche to Dingboche (9 km, Altitude: 3,860 m to 4,410 m)

Early in the morning, you will climb the Tengboche monastery, where you will glimpse majestic mountain views like Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc. You will descend on your trek until you reach Imja Khola and Pangboche. From Pangboche, you will start climbing a steep climb again till you reach Dingboche. The distance from Tengboche to Dingboche is around 9 kilometers. Dinggoche is also another place to acclimate if your itinerary has acclimatization days.

Day 5: Dingboche to Lobuche (7 km, Altitude: 4,410 m to 4,940 m)

The fifth day of the trek involves the challenging journey from Dingboche to Lobuche as you approach Everest Base Camp. This rugged trek covers a distance of approximately 7 kilometers and will require 4-5 hours to complete. At an altitude of 4940m, Lobuche offers breathtaking views of Mount Everest and other majestic mountain ranges. Mountain ranges.

Day 6: Lobuche to Gorak Shep, then to Everest Base Camp (15 km round trip, Altitude: 4,940 m to 5,164 m)

Today marks the pivotal point of your trek as you journey from Gorakh Step to the Everest Base Camp. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for, so make the most of it and take in every step on your way back to Gorakh Step. The round trip from Lochue to Gorakstep to EBC camp back to Gorakstep is about 15 to 16 kilometers. Today, you will reach the height of 5614m, but it is not the tallest point at your elevation, as you still have to reach Kala Patthar.

Day 7: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar, then to Pheriche (14 km round trip, Altitude: 5,164 m to 5,545 m)

A side trip to Kala Patthar offers stunning sunrise views of Everest, making the 14-kilometer round trip worthwhile. Trekkers descend to Pheriche at 4,240 meters, gaining a sense of accomplishment amidst the breathtaking Himalayan scenery.

Day 8: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (20 km, Altitude: 4,240 m to 3,440 m)

The return journey begins with a long trek back to Namche Bazaar, covering approximately 20 kilometers. The descent allows trekkers to enjoy different perspectives of the landscape they conquered on the way up.

Day 9: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (19 km, Altitude: 3,440 m to 2,846 m)

The final leg of the trek involves a 19-kilometer descent to Lukla. Trekkers bid farewell to the Khumbu region, reflecting on the incredible experiences and memories forged during this epic journey.

Everest Base Camp Trek Distance, Altitude, walk time, and fluctuation of elevation in the table

DaysDestinationDistanceAltitudeDurationElevation Drop/Gain
1Lukla to Phakding9 KM2,652m4 hours194m Drop
2Phakding to Namche12 KM3,440m7 hours830m Gain
3Namche to Tengboche10 KM3,860m5 hours420m Gain
4Tengboche to Dingboche9 KM4,410m6 hours550m Gain
5Dingboche to Lobuche7 KM4,940m5 hours530m Gain
6Lobuche to Everest Base Camp15 KM5,364m8 hours424m Gain
7Everest Base Camp to Pheriche14 KM4,220m7 hours1144m Drop
8Pheriche to Namche20 KM3,440m8 hours780m Drop
9Namche to Lukla19 KM2,846m8 hours594m Drop

Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map

Everest Base Camp Trek Route Map

Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Chart

Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Chart


Everest Base Camp Trek is a very popular trek that many trekkers worldwide visit every year. During peak seasons like Spring and Autumn, the trails and routes to the base camp trek are very crowded, as are the hotels, lodges, and teahouses. The Everest Base Camp Trek lasts 10 to 15 days and is filled with adventure, challenges, fun, and opportunities to learn new cultures.

The trekking routes are filled with small villages, teahouses, and lodges. If you are in peak season, the trails are dotted with blooming flowers like magnolias and rhododendron forests. If you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure, consider trekking to Everest Base Camp to experience the awe-inspiring presence of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

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