Trek to Everest Base Camp

Trek the famous undulating trails to Everest Base Camp as you follow the footsteps of Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay.

Hiking Difficult

Distance
110 km
Ascent
5.5 km
Descent
5.5 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
5.6 km
Gradient
21˚
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Trek to Everest Base Camp Map

Description

Trekking through the Everest region offers not only the thrill and excitement of following in the footsteps of world-famous climbers but also the tranquillity and raw serenity of these mountains. On the way to Everest Base Camp, your route will cross suspension bridges, pass monasteries and snake through breathtaking valleys. This iconic trek gives you the opportunity to sightsee around Sagarmatha National Park as well as get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world - all this before even reaching the main event - Everest Base Camp!

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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