Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp

  • Last Updated on Oct 7, 2022

Kathmandu to Everest base camp is the journey to the heavenly place in the world, Mount Everest base camp. The base camp lies at an altitude of 5364 meters above sea level from the south side (Nepal) and 5510 meters from the north side (Tibet). The way to Everest base camp from Kathmandu is full of the sight of majestic mountains, green hills, streams, forests, clusters of settlements, and so on.

Travelers who are keen to reach Mount Everest base camp from Kathmandu can take both trekking and flyover routes in order to fulfill the dream of triumphing at the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. Looking over the itineraries and packages that offer Kathmandu EBC one-way or two-way travel, the most famous one is the Kathmandu to Mount Everest helicopter tour and secondary comes the trekking journey. Though it depends upon the preference of the travelers, as some travelers want to stroll around the whole trail and some want to reach the base camp in the shortest time possible and observe the views only.

Similarly, for the Kathmandu to Everest base camp tour from the north side, one can start the tour from Kathmandu and continue the trail via places like Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Rongbuk, and finally reach the north base camp of Everest. The distance between Kathmandu and the north base camp of Mount Everest is around 153 kilometers and it will take around 7 to 8 days on average to complete the distance. However, the time frame depends upon the preferred itinerary.

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Kathmandu to Everest base camp distance

Looking over the landmarks, the average distance between Kathmandu and Everest base camp is around 153 kilometers. But the time to complete the distance between Kathmandu and EBC depends upon the mode of transportation like via aircraft flight, helicopter flight, or by the drive from Kathmandu to Jiri (Starting point of the legendary trail to EBC followed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa), and so on.

How to reach Everest base camp from Kathmandu - Day tour and multiday tours

There might be curiosity among the travelers that how long does it take to get from Kathmandu to Everest base camp? Or, how far is Everest base camp from Kathmandu? Or, how to get from Kathmandu to Everest base camp? Here is the simple descriptive representation of time taken to reach Everest base camp from Kathmandu (or the routes from Kathmandu to Everest base camp):

  • Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to base camp and return back: 4 to 5 hours
  • Everest base camp trek with small aircraft flight to Lukla: 10 to 14 days
  • Everest base camp trek with a drive from Kathmandu to Jiri: 18 to 20 days
  • Everest base camp trek with helicopter: 2 to 7 days (depending on the itinerary)

Kathmandu to Everest base camp helicopter

Kathmandu to Everest base camp helicopter tour is one of the most desirable helicopter flights from Kathmandu to Everest base camp. It is the shortest way of reaching Everest base camp as the tour completes within 4 to 5 hours in the morning.

Kathmandu to Everest base camp

This helicopter tour grants the chance to witness the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8848.86 meters), and the surrounding mountains of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. Also, flying with the clouds and observing the snow-covered landscapes, green lush forests and burnished hills, add extra allures to the trip. Here is further information about the Kathmandu to Everest base camp helicopter tour that you can accomplish starting from Kathmandu. 

Kathmandu to Everest base camp trek

Kathmandu to Everest base camp trek generally starts from Lukla following the most common trail. For this, you will need to fly to Lukla (either by helicopter or small aircraft), and then continue the hiking. Similarly, one can skip the small aircraft flight, instead use the road drive from Kathmandu to Jiri, and continue the trekking trail. It will take around 10 to 20 days to complete the trekking distance, depending upon the itinerary.

  1. Everest base camp trek 12 days - Most common trekking trail for Everest base camp
  2. Jiri to Everest base camp trekking - Legendary trail followed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay Sherpa in 1953

These are the trekking trails that use small aircraft flights and road drives from Kathmandu. Yet, there can be a query that can you walk from Kathmandu to Everest base camp? The quick rejoinder is that the straight walking or hike from Kathmandu to Everest base camp is not attempted yet but not impossible.

Kathmandu to Everest base camp cost

The cost of completing the Kathmandu to Everest base camp tour depends on the itinerary and the services preferred by the clients. Here are some of the best-seller trips of the Everest region with their estimated price:

  • Mount Everest base camp helicopter tour cost: $895 per person
  • Everest base camp trek cost: $1190 per person
  • Jiri to Everest base camp trekking cost: $1440 per person
  • Luxury Everest base camp tour cost: $4250 for 1 helicopter
  • Everest base camp trek 2 days / Kathmandu to Everest base camp tour cost: $1450
  • Everest base camp trek 3 days cost: $1595
  • Everest base camp trek 4 days cost: $1790
  • Everest fly out trek ( Everest base camp trek return back by helicopter) cost: $2450

Kathmandu to Everest base camp map

Kathmandu to Everest base camp map represents the major route that you can follow for Kathmandu Nepal to Everest base camp trail. It shows the major stopping points, their altitudes, and the feasible route to reach the ultimate destination - Kala Patthar / Everest base camp.

Main seasons for Everest base camp trekking and tours

The main seasons for Kathmandu to Everest base camp trekking and tours are Autumn and Spring. In these seasons, the months like  March, April, May, September, October, and November fall. In these seasons, the sky remains clear with appropriate visibility to see the natural scenery. Although these are the best seasons for an Everest base camp tour from Kathmandu, one can complete the trekking and helicopter tours journey in other months (apart from those mentioned above), when the weather condition is feasible to operate the tour. Remember to check the weather forecast before planning the trip to Everest.

This is all about Kathmandu to Everest base camp tour. If you have any queries related to the journey to Mt Everest base camp from Kathmandu, feel free to contact us anytime, as we are there 24 X 7 for your service and hospitality.

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