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Everest Base Camp Trek Map

As a world-recognized trekking paradise, Nepal is home to 8 of 14 world's 8000-meter snow mountains. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and glaciers, Nepal has developed a number of national parks and numerous treks. Whether you have previous trekking experience or not, this magnificent country of snow-capped mountains has a trek suitable for you.

Among them, the Everest Base Camp Trek(EBC trek for short) in Sagarmatha National Park is the most classic one in the world. In fact, Nepal’s EBC trek refers to not only one route but several routes in the region according to different durations, ranging from 10 days to 3 weeks. Here are three classic Everest Base Camp trek routes as well as maps:

Route 1: Lukla to Everest Base Camp Trekking Map

  • Trek Level: Medium - suitable for the trekkers who have less time and are only interested in EBC
  • Distance: 59 km
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Best Time: September to December & March to May

Lukla to EBC Trek Map This route is most people's choice. It starts from Lukla, goes straight to the Everest Base Camp along a valley, and then returns the same way. During the whole trekking journey, you will have a full view of snowy mountains and glaciers, and look up to 4 Himalaya peaks above 8000 meters up close. The peaks are Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, which ranked first, fourth, fifth, and sixth in the world respectively. The main attractions are the Gorek Shep(5164 meters), the Everest Base Camp (EBC)(5364 meters) and Kala Patthar (5550 meters) observation deck. This route is also a classic tea house trekking route. There will be villages or rest stations every 1 or 2 hours along the way, so you don’t need to bring your own food and camping facilities, and the difficulty is greatly reduced.

The biggest difficulty of this route is the long duration and high altitude, with big ascends of some individual sections and complicated road conditions.

Trekking Route:

D1 Kathmandu – Lukla (2840 m) – Phakding (2610 m)
D2 Phakding (2610 m) – Monjo (2840 m) - Namche Bazar (3440 m)
D3 Namche Bazar (3440 m) - Tengpoche(3860 m)
D4 Tengpoche (3860 m) - Pangboche(3930 m) – Dinboche (4410 m)
D5 Dingboche (4410 m) – Lobuche (4910 m)
D6 Lobuche (4910 m) - Gorap Shep (5140 m) - Kala Patthar (5600 m) - Gorap Shep (5140 m)
D7 Gorak Shep (5140 m) – EBC (5364 m) – Lobuche (4910 m)
D8 Lobuche (4910 m) – Pangboche (3930 m)
D9 Pangboche (3930 m) - Namche Bazar (3440 m)
D10 Namche Bazar(3440 m) – Phakding (2610 m) – Lukla (2840 m)

Route 2: Everest Base Camp Trekking Map via Gokyo

  • Trek Level: Difficult - trekking enthusiasts with certain physical strength
  • Distance: 140 km
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Best time: September to December

Everest Base Camp Trekking Map via Gokyo It's the most classic small loop route in Nepal, which includes the top 3 viewpoints Gokyo-Ri, Kala Pathar, and Chukung-Ri(5500 m). Because of the different routes, you will also see the attractions that are not on the first route such as the fifth lake of Gokyo, crossing the 5300-meter Cho La Pass.

This is not a retrace route. On the trail, you can see alpine valleys, villages, and dozens of snow-capped mountains every day. Among them, there're 3 mountains above 8000 meters - Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.

Although the distance is far, you will have a break to acclimatize the high elevation in Namche Bazar(3440m) and Dingboche(4410m). The daily trekking time is about 3-6 hours, and the elevation of the accommodation area rises within 500 meters every day to fully adapt to the plateau. As long as there are experienced leaders, tourists without much trekking experience can choose this route with confidence. For trekking enthusiasts who often climb mountains, it can usually be done in about 15 days.

Trekking Route:

D1 Kathmandu – Lukla (2840 m) – Phakding (2610 m)
D2 Phakding (2610 m) – Monjo (2840 m) - Namche Bazar (3440 m)
D3 Namche Bazar (3440 m) - Tengpoche(3860 m)
D4 Tengpoche (3860 m) - Pangboche(3930 m) – Dinboche (4410 m)
D5 Dingboche (4410 m) – Lobuche (4910 m)
D6 Lobuche (4910 m) - Gorap Shep (5140 m) - Kala Patthar (5600 m) - Gorap Shep (5140 m)
D7 Gorak Shep (5140m) – EBC (5364 m) - Gorak Shep (5140 m)
D8 Gorak Shep (5140 m) – Lobuche (4910) – Dzonghla (4830)
D9 Dzonghla (4830 m) - Chola Pass (5330)- Dragnag (4700)
D10 Dragnag (4700 m) – Gokyo (4790 m) - Gokyo Ri (5360 m) – Gokyo (4790 m)
D11 Gokyo (4790 m) - Thonak Thso (4870 m, 4th lake) - Ngozumba Thso (4990 m, 5th lake) - Gyazumba Thso (5116 m, 6th lake) – Gokyo (4790 m )
D12 Gokyo (4790 m) - Phortse Tenga (3680 m)
D13 Phortse Tenga (3680 m) – Namche (3440 m)
D14 Namche (3440 m) – Lukla (2840 m)
D15 Lukla (2840 m) – Kathmandu

Route 3: EBC Three Passes Loop Trekking Map

  • Trek Level: very difficult - suitable for hikers with high demand for photography and good physical strength
  • Distance: 188 km
  • Duration: 17days ~ 18 Days
  • Best time: September to December

EBC Three Passes Loop Trekking Map It's the most challenging trekking route at Everest Base Camp! This route is recently developed with a more complete landscape, and loved by many avid trekking enthusiasts. This route connects 4 ditches in series by crossing 3 passes, forming a big ring, and the viewing spots and landscape are more stunning and spectacular.

The three main observation decks have different perspectives. On this route, trekkers have a close view of Lhotse at the Chukung Ri Observation Deck in Chukung, Mount Everest at the Kala Pathar Observation Deck in Gorakshep, and Cho Oyu at the Gokyo-Ri Observation Deck in Gokyo. In the first and second glacial lakes of Kongma La Pass, trekkers also see the reflections of Lhotse(8516 m), Nuptse(7861 m), Makalu(8485 m), Baruntse(7129 m), Ama Dablam(6812 m), etc.

In order to reduce the number of repeated routes for tourists and save trekking time, this Everest trekking route needs to cross the three major passes of Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La, thus forming an EBC super large loop. The trekking time is about 18 days.

From the beginning of this journey, the snow-capped mountains will surround you. Walking among the snow-capped mountains, you may feel the greatness and smallness of nature and man. For those of you who love the Himalayas and snow mountains, you will obtain full of happiness.

Compared with the small loop, this route is more difficult, especially when crossing the Kongma La Pass, with the highest elevation among the three passes. After climbing over the pass and rapid descending, trekkers need to cross the Khumbu Glacier, with no supplies along the way. So people who do not have enough trekking experience are prone to altitude sickness or physical exhaustion. Please be careful to register!

Trekking Route:

D1 Kathmandu(1300m)-Lukla(2840m)-Phakding(2610m)–Monjo(2835m)
D2 Monjo(2835m)-Namche(3440m)
D3 Namche(3440m)-Tengboche(3860m)-Pangboche(3930m)
D4 Pangboche(3930m)-Ama Dablam Base Camp(4600m)- Dingboche(4410m)
D5 Dingboche(4410m) - Chhukung(4730m)
D6 Chhukung(4730m)-Chhukung Ri(5546m)- Chhukung(4730m)
D7 Chhukung(4730m) -Kongma La Pass(5535m) -Chhukung(4730m) -Lobuche(4910m)
D8 Lobuche(4910m)- Gorak Shep(5140m)- Kala Patthar(5545m)- Gorak Shep(5140m)
D9 Gorak Shep(5140m)- Everest BaseCamp(5364m) -Gorak Shep(5140m)
D10 Gorak Shep(5140m)-- Kala Patthar(5545m)- Gorak Shep(5140m)
D11 Gorak Shep(5140m)- Lobuche(4910m)-Dzonglha(4830m)
D12 Dzonglha(4830m)-Cho La Pass(5420m)-Gokyo(4790m)
D13 Gokyo(4790 m) - Thonak Thso(4th Lake 4870 m) - NgozumbaThso(5th Lake, 4990 m) - Gyazumba Thso(6th Lake, 5116 m)- Gokyo(4790 m)
D14 Gokyo(4790m)-Gokyo Ri(5360m)-Gokyo(4790m)
D15 Gokyo(4790m)-Renjo La Pass(5345m)-Lumde(4380m)-Thame(3800m)
D16 Thame(3800m)-Namche(3440m)-Lukla(2840m)
D17 Lukla(2840m)-Kathmandu(1300m)

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