Best Way to Trek to Everest Base Camp

  • Last Updated on Feb 5, 2024

Do you intend to trek all the way to Everest Base Camp?

And, you are clueless about where to go for the best itineraries or plan for Everest base camp. So no need to worry about the best way to go to Everest Base Camp. These 5 trek routes, each with its own collection of attractions, connect to Everest base camp. We have created five trek packages that cover each of the five routes to assist you in selecting the best for you.

Since the 1950s, Himalayas has drawn severals tourists to their beauty and unique isolation from Hills to Himalayas in Nepal. When people talk of mountains, the most well-known Mount Everest comes to mind. With its spectacular mountain vistas, beautiful routes, and comfortable cozy tea house-style hiking.

How To Go To EBC: Best way to trek to Everest Base Camp - Nepal Trek Adventures
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Here, we offer 5 best ways to trek for travelers who want to reach Base Camp crossing through the off-the-beaten paths. These treks provide a view of Nepal's untamed side and the Himalayas that most tourists completely miss on the traditional route. And draws attention thousands of tourists each year.

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The Traditional 14 Days Trek

Trekking to base camp takes around 14 days to complete this traditional hiking route, which is used 95% of the time. The journey begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, after which it continues through Phakding and along the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar.

As you continue your trek to Tengboche after spending a day off at Namche, you receive your first breathtaking views of Mount Everest. After that, the trek continues up the Imja Khola to Dingboche. Climb the Khumbu Glacier's terminal moraine, then stay in Lobuche before making the last part of your journey to Gorakshep (5164m) and Everest base camp.

The Everest base camp trek provides a breathtaking view of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, as well as other natural wonders including rivers, streams, waterfalls, brown hills, cascades, local people and their cultures, traditions, lifestyles, and many more.

Trek to Gokyo valley With EBC in 14 Days 

Trek to Gokyo valley with EBC is one of the most thrilling and exciting treks in the Everest region. The main attraction of the Gokyo valley trek with EBC is the view of Ngozumpa Glacier, the World's Highest Lake- Gokyo Lake, and Gokyo Ri as well as the mountain peaks and narrow trekking pathways.

Several mountains, including Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Makalu (8481m), Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), Mount Nuptse (7879m), Mount Pumori (7161m), Mount Ama Dablam (6856m), Mount Kantega (6809m), and Mount Kwangde, can be seen while trekking to Gokyo Valley (6194m).

The journey starts at Lukla. A 35-minute flight will take you from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trail arrives in Namche Bazar after crossing multiple rivers. You pass via Khumjung Village and Phortse Thanga on your way to the final destination, Gokyo.  

Take a trip to Isolated Area: Everest High Passes in 17 Days 

Everest high passes trek is an adventurous journey across the Nepalese Himalayas that involves trekking on well-known Everest trails with exploring the region's special gems. On our journey, we ascend to the Everest base camp, climb Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri, and explore the Gokyo Lakes.

We also cross three high passes in the Everest region: Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft). Along this path, trekkers can also learn about the Nangpa La Valley's isolation and natural beauty, the Sherpa village of Marlung, and the monastery village of Thame.

The view of the famous Himalayas and exotic Gokyo Valley will truly fascinate you throughout the year, but for a specific period. More breathtaking and magnificent sights can be seen on the Everest three passes trek.

The Everest Classic Trek: Jiri to Base Camp in 19 Days

The trek from Jiri to Everest base camp begins with a road trip from Kathmandu, which takes around 8 hours, to Jiri, where the trail starts. The so-called "Classic Everest Trek" is ideal for those with plenty of time and allows trekkers to adjust to the altitude well before climbing to Kalapatthar. 

Which is the highest point of the trek at about 5,500 meters. You should be prepared to walk for five to seven hours per day, but there will be plenty of breaks to take in the scenery and snap pictures.

One of the many attractions of this trek is the breathtaking scenery and the distinctive culture of the Sherpa people of Solukhumbu, the area where Mount Everest and its surrounding lower peaks are located. Once the journey is over, one can return to Kathmandu on a short trip from Lukla Airport.

Fantastic off-beaten path: Tumlingtar to Base Camp

One of the fantastic off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal that takes you through a less-touristy route is from Tumlingtar to base camp fo Everest. The Sagarmatha and Makalu Barun National Parks are separated by this stunning trekking route.

Starting at Tumlingtar, this journey traverses the deep Arun Valley and the 3,800 m-high Salpa Pass. The hike then continues along the main Everest trail to Kala Patthar (5,300) and Everest base camp (5,545 m).

At Lukla, this trek comes to an end with a flight back to Kathmandu. The tallest mountains in the world, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Everest, are spectacularly seen from this incredible trek in the Himalayas.

The hike takes you through a number of villages, including Hongu, Hinko, and Gai Kharka, where you'll come across Sherpa, Limbu, and Rai people of various ethnic backgrounds. Now you have access to all the information on the best routes that connect to the Everest base camp.

So, maybe this has made it easier for you to choose the best paths for your journey to Everest base camp. These packages are available from NTA at affordable prices. If you don't have enough time to go trekking in the Himalayas, we also offer other services, like an Everest base camp helicopter tour.

Let's schedule your upcoming adventure to base camp of Mount Everest based on your requirements and preferences. If you still need any plan or route customization, Nepal Trek Adventure is available to help. 

Manju Mahato

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