If you’ve always dreamed of joining an expedition to Everest Base Camp, you’ve probably dreamt of the days of trekking and exploring that led to that final goal. But with all the different routes and acclimatisation time, how long does it take to trek to Everest Base Camp, all in all? We’ve got all the info you need…
How long does it take to trek to Everest Base Camp?
Our expedition is 18 days long, in total. We move through the incredible Khumbu Valley at a slow, manageable pace. Why is this pace so important? Well, it means we…
- Acclimatise properly to the altitude
- Allow for all-important rest days
- Take the time to meet the locals and absorb the sights
- Keep to a pace that we can maintain
How long is the trek to base camp itself?
We spend 8 days in total trekking to Everest Base Camp. That allows for 2 rest and acclimatisation days along the way. Remember, Everest Base Camp is at an altitude of 5,364m.
What about the descent?
Once we’ve reached base camp, you might think that the best is behind you. But you’d be wrong! Our descent is incredibly scenic, too. You’ll take in some incredible Himalayan views on our way to Lukla, where we fly back to Kathmandu.
Is there any spare time?
On our expedition to Everest Base Camp, we spend time in Kathmandu. This wonderfully bustling city is a great contrast to the peace of the mountains. By seeing both, you’ll get a great insight into Nepal. Which, if you’re flying all that way, is definitely what you want!