Everest Base Camp is a hotspot tourism destination, located in the Himalayas of Nepal. The base of the Highest Mountain in the world is the mighty Mt.Everest (8848.86m). One of the most popular travel destinations in Nepal among other high base camps of the world. Everest Base Camp is on the to-do travel list of most, if not all adventure lovers all around the world. The aura and authenticity of Everest is second to none.
Where is Everest Base Camp Located?
Latitude and Longitude: 28.0022° N, 86.8523° E
Everest Base Camp Altitude in meters:
It is situated at an altitude of 5,634 meters
What is the height of Everest Base Camp in feet?
The height in feet is 17600ft
Interesting Everest Base Camp facts
To everyone’s surprise, you cant actually see Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp
Trekkers are not allowed to accommodate in Everest Base Camp (restricted to professionals, climbers and expedition team, and Everest ultra-marathon runners in some cases.)
Everest Base Camp is more like a TOWN- It has cell phone service, hospital, electricity, internet, hot shower, waste management system, etc
It is located inside Sagarmatha National Park
The location of Everest base Camp changes every year due to the melting of Khumbu Glacier
How to reach Everest Base Camp?
A mystical Heaven in Earth, the Base Camp of the mighty Mt.Everest can be reached in multiple ways. Some of the most popular ways to get to EBC are:
Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp
Helicopter Tour To Everest Base Camp is a perfect way to explore the sceneries of Everest in a very short amount of time. Everest Helicopter tour can be performed in a few hours’ time (4-6 hrs).
Also upon your wish, you can perform a customized Everest Helicopter tour on multiple days. You can spend some time in popular villages in Everest such as Namche Bazaar, Lukla to explore the culture and lifestyle in the Everest region.
We also offer luxury Breakfast at Hotel Everest View (the Highest 04-star hotel in the world) during the Everest Himalaya Helicopter Tour.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp
After the first successful Mt. Everest Expedition by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953 A.D, Everest Base Camp became a popular destination. As most people couldn’t reach the top of Mt.Everest, people trek to Everest base to witness the magic of Everest.
Jiri to Everest trek is the classical itinerary to Everest Base Camp. It was used by most travelers until the Lukla Airport was constructed in 1964 A.D. It is an alternative route if you want to trek on the classical route and have a longer holiday time.
Everest Base Camp Trek
This particular EBC trek is a perfect and economical way to reach Everest Base Camp. An Everest Base Camp trek -14 days is one of the most popular EBC trekking itineraries.
Furthermore, it lets you explore the rich flora and fauna, the social lifestyle of the Himalayan Sherpas, and their culture. Along with those sceneries of Himalayan Shangrila, can’t be missed.
One can walk through beautiful local settlements, historical and cultural monuments, suspension bridges, and riversides while trekking to Everest Base Camp
What are the special features of Everest Helicopter Trekking Packages?
Obviously suitable for Short Holiday time
Luxury mode of Trekking to EBC and return.
Best option to travel if you don’t want to trek the same way back.
Can be used to travel to different Everest region trekking destinations such as Gokyo, Ama-Dablam base camp, etc
Nonetheless, To observe the 360-degree birds-eye panoramic view of the Khumbu / Everest region of Nepal
Everest Helicopter Tour / Trekking Packages can be performed any time of the year. However, except for a few cases of heavy snow, over cloudy, or rain.
Popular Villages in Everest Trekking
Lukla “The Gateway to Everest”
The establishment of “Tenzing Norgay Airport” or Lukla Airport has made Lukla popular as Gateway to Everest. More than 80% percent of trekkers fly to Lukla to start the Everest trek. You can either fly by plane or take a Helicopter ride to Lukla. In addition, You can also trek to Lukla from other destinations as well. Flight to Lukla is considered one of the most thrilling and jaw-dropping flight experiences in the world. Lukla’s flight takes 35 min from Kathmandu.
The altitude of Lukla is 2800m. There are multiple lodges, restaurants, and shops to welcome and accommodate valuable guests.
Along with that, All trekkers love the hospitality and the cheerful behavior of the locals is appreciated.
Phakding surprisingly is a descend downhill from Lukla. The altitude of Phakding is 2610m in Dudh Koshi river valley.
This village is one of the popular places for accommodation on the first day of your trekking to EBC and other side treks in the Everest regions.
Monjo is The checkpoint to the world’s highest mountain’s national park, Sagarmatha (local Everest region) National Park.
A small village with natural sceneries, Buddhist praying flags, praying wheels, and monuments.
There are many luxurious and comfortable lodges and teahouses. It is a popular lunch place as well while trekking in the Sagarmatha region.
Namche Bazaar “The Sherpa Capital”
Namche Bazaar is the biggest Sherpa settlement in the Everest trekking region. It is basically a town with modern amenities, facilities, and quality services. Many international, national as well as local brands are available in Namche for tourists to explore.
It is a perfect place for acclimatization as well as spending a relaxed rest day with excellent panoramic views.
There are many luxurious lodges and restaurants in Namche bazaar to offer you top-quality services.
Namche bazaar is a buzzing place with the constant movement of tourists as well as locals.
If you hike for 1-2 hrs, you will reach Syangboche. Hotel Everest View is the highest 04-star hotel in the world. With wonderful views of the mountains and nature comes great hospitable service.
The height of Tengboche is 3860m. It is the home to the biggest Buddhist monument of the Everest region, “The Tengboche Monastery”.
Moreover, Tengboche offers beautiful views of Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, and other high peaks.
Dingboche is a settlement area located in the valley of the Imja river. This area has a favorable temperature and environment.
It is also a popular place for acclimatization as you can hike to Chukkung or Narkyang hill for wonderful views of the Everest region.
Gorakshep is a small settlement at the edge of the lakebed. It is covered in broken rocks and sand. A vintage location and preferred accommodation point during the Base Camp Visiting Day.
The height of Gorakshep is 5,164m.
How can I Customize my Trek to Everest?
There are multiple different itineraries provided by hundreds of travel and trekking operators in Nepal. But sometimes one can’t find a suitable holiday according to their taste and preferences. Worry not as Life Himalaya trekking offers customizable Everest itineraries. With the help of decades of Experienced guides and tourism scholars, we will provide you with your ideal EBC holiday experience. All that in a competitive Everest Base Camp trek cost.
We can customize your trek according to your:
Premium Accommodation and Services
Other additional adventure
Additional Side trekking routes or activities
And many more……
Mention your needs and wishes, Life Himalaya Team will come up with the best possible Everest Trekking Packages tailor-made just for you. Leave all your planning to us and enjoy your well-earned holiday.