The Everest base camp trek is a highly popular trekking destination in Nepal. There are thousands of adventure trekkers from all over the world visit this amazing region every year.
It is a 12-day walking journey from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The trip starts with a scenic adventure flight to Lukla either from Kathmandu or Ramechhap. Right after landing at the Lukla airport, you start walking to Phakding through Chheplung, Thadokoshi, and Ghat villages on the first day of the Everest trekking.
After spending the first night in Phakding, you trek to Namche Bazaar on the second day taking 6-7 hours through gradual ascending trails mostly, but the last 2 hours will be the steep part. You spend one extra night in Namche Bazaar and visit the hotel Everest view hotel for altitude practice.
After spending two days in Namche Bazaar, the trip goes ahead to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep before the base camp.
The trek starts returning back towards Lukla after visiting Kalapatthar on the 9th day. It takes 3 long days to trek to Lukla from Gorakshep before taking a flight back to Kathmandu. You can also complete the trek in 9 days rather than the 12-days. You follow the same itinerary of a regular Everest base camp trekking itinerary until the base camp and Kalapatthar in the 9 days short base camp trek too. After the base camp and Kalapatthar visit, you fly back to Kathmandu direct on a helicopter from Gorakshep.
Most of the trekking trail of the EBC trek is inside the Sagarmatha national park. The Sagarmatha national park is a natural UNESCO world heritage site. You can see lots of natural beauties of the national park including attractive towering snow-capped mountains. You also have a great opportunity of experiencing Sherpa culture, religion, and tradition during the Everest base camp trek in Nepal.