The total distance from Luka to Everest Base Camp trek and back is approximately 127 km/ 79 mi. This distance is calculated based on the standard itinerary, which involves a trek through Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Everest base camp. This excludes the distances of acclimatization hikes in Namche and Dingboche. Lukla airport is about 62 km/ 38.5 mi from Everest Base Camp.
Typical Everest Base Camp Itinerary
On average, Everest Base Camp Trekking takes 15 days to complete. A typical itinerary is:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265 ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and trek preparation (1,300m/4,265 ft)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu, 30 minutes, and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft) 3-4 hrs.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft)
Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft)
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410/14,469ft)
Day 08: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft)
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep -Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and back to Gorakshep (5,140m/16,864ft)
Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) and trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft)
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft)
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft), Farewell dinner
Day 15: Departure day
There are various excursion options for trekking to Everest Base Camp.
The highest altitude during the entire trek is at Kala Patthar, which lies at an elevation of 5,644.5 m/ 18,519 ft. But this can be avoided as Kala Patthar does not fall directly in the route. If that is the case, the highest altitude would be at Everest Base Camp, which is 5,364 m/ 17,598 ft. Per day ascent varies from 850 m/ 2789 ft – 230 m/ 755 ft. The closer you are and the higher altitude, the shorter the climb.