There are two base camps on Mount Everest, each on opposite sides of the mountains: South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 ft), while North Base Camp is in Tibet, China at 5,150 meters (16,900 ft)
The base camps are rudimentary campsites at the base of Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent; they are also visited by hikers. South Base Camp(which we used) is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge.
Supplies are shipped to the South Base Camp by porters, and with the help of animals, usually yaks. The North Base Camp is accessed by a paved road that branches from China National Highway 318. Climbers typically rest at base camp for several days for acclimatization, to reduce the risk of altitude sickness.
Our journey to Everest base camp through some of the most spectacular mountain valleys and also through a number of beautiful villages along the way took us 9 days of trekking one way. From Lukla to Everest Base Camp, we averaged 8-10 Kms of trekking and 1800-2000 Ft of elevation gain, every day.
Starting at Lukla, a small town situated at 2,863 meters (9,049 Feet) elevation, we reached the Everest Base Camp at 5,364 Meters (17,598 Ft) and Kalapathar at 5,643 meters (18,514 ft), witnessing the incredible and inspiring views of Himalayas and interacting with many friendly people.
Excluding few weather related surprises, the trip offered us the best of what we could expect from Mother Nature!
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Day 1 of EBC Trekking: APRIL 25
Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu – 30 minutes flying time
Trekking from Lukla to Phakding Time Taken: 3 hours 53 minutes
Distance covered: 5.1 mikes / 8.2 km
Start Elevation: 2,863 m / 9,049 ft
End Elevation: 2,631 m / 8,731 ft
Net Elevation Gain:( – ) 232 m / 761 ft
Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazar – APRIL 26
Day 3: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazar – APRIL 27
Day 4: Namche Bazar to Deboche – APRIL 28
Day 5: Deboche to Dingboche – APRIL 29
Day 6: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche Hike – APRIL 30
Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche – MAY 1
Day 8: Lobuche to Gorak Shep – MAY 2
Day 8: Evening Hike from Gorak Shep to Kala Pathar and back to Gorak Shep – MAY 2
Day 9: Goakshep to EBC to Gorakshep – MAY 3