Everest Base Camp altitude, distance
Everest Region Trek

Everest Base Camp altitude, distance, length- Lukla to Everest Base Camp


Everest Base Camp is among the prevailing trekking destination for adventure junkies from around the world. It lies in the most celebrated Sagarmatha region of Nepal. Everest Base Camp altitude is 5554m while the Mount Everest Peak is at 8848m. The Everest Base Camp Trek distance mainly depends upon the route you want to choose. But the classic Everest Base Camp trek covers a round trip distance of 130 m and the highest elevation during the Base Camp trek is 5554m.  Here is the detail of Everest Base Camp altitude and distance..


Starting point for Everest Base Camp:

Irrespective of the route, journey to Everest starts with a thrilling flight to one of the most dangerous airports of the World i.e Luka airport. From Lukla, you will embark on an unforgettable trip

But if the concept of flight sounds too dangerous, you can also drive to Jiri and start your trek. This adds 3 or 4 days to your regular trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Distance:

The most classic round from Lukla to Everest Base Camp round trip is 130 km . You will hike a total of 65 km with a proper amount of acclimatization time before resting your shank in Everest’s base.

Well, walking 65 km, all steep definitely sounds terrifying but that is not the case. You will only have to hike for about 13 to 15 km each day- it’s an achievable number to accomplish, isn’t it? Plus you will also have enough acclimatization days. You will be hiking for only 5 km per hour.

Not just the experienced trekkers, even the beginners will find the trek moderate as their stamina would comfortably cover five to seven hours in the mountains. And with a porter to lessen your burden, its easy to hike.

Everest Base Camp trek daily distance

Everest Base Camp trek can be completed in 12 to 18 days as per the trekking package you choose.  The trekking distance per day is all about your physical strength and durability. You can extend or shorten the trek duration as per your preference. But the ideal hiking hours is 5 to 6 hours each day before you crash in your tea house for the day. Not only the distance, but Everest Base Camp Altitude is also equally important.

Here is the detail of itinerary that will give you the information about the distance covered each day during EBC trek:

Location Walking Hour Distance covered
Distance  from Lukla to Phakding 4 hours 9 km
Distance  from Phakding to Namche Bazar 6 hours 12 km
Distance  from Acclimatization hike to Namche Bazar 1-2 hours 3-4 km
Distance  from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 5 hours 10 km
Distance  from Tengboche to Dingboche 6 hours 12 km
Distance  from Dingboche to Lobuche 5 hours 12 km
Distance  from Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp 7 hours 15 km
Distance  from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pheriche 7 hours 13 km
Distance  from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar 5-6 hours 14 km
Distance  from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 7-8 hours 15 km
Everest Base Camp trek distance

 Everest Base Camp trek Length:

The classic Everest Base Camp trek takes 9 days to hike and just 3 days to return back to Lukla.

But the trek routes like Jiri to EBC covers the distance of 185 kilometers. Further, if you book Everest Base Camp via Cho-la Pass-Gokyo route adds 21 Km to a classic route distance.

Everest Base Camp Altitude:

The elevation is the most vital and restricting parts of EBC trek. You start your trek at Lukla which is at 2,800m from sea level.  With an increase in altitude, you are prone to Altitude sickness symptoms of Altitude sickness. You will gain the elevation of 400-800m each day. The highest point during the trek is Kala Patthar which is at an elevation of 5554m.

Elevation of the places along the way:

Place Elevation
Kathmandu 1400m
Lukla/Phakding 2800m
Namche Bazaar 3441m
Tengboche 3860m
Dingboche 4350m
Lobuche 4910m
Gorak Shep to EBC to Gorakshep 5170m
Kala Patthar 5554m
Pheriche 4280m
Everest Base Camp altitude


Interested to dwell at the base of world’s tallest mountain? Come see our trips to Everest Base Camp here.

About Shobita Neupane

Shobita is a co-founder of Travel Diary Nepal. She is a passionate traveler and a content writer. Her favorite quote is Fly so high until your problem looks smaller and the dream seems closer.

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