The following day, we flew from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight was terrifying and adventurous at the same time. Lukla Airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. We enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Lukla after our flight, which the Nepalis refer to as "Khaja-set." After that, we started our trekking adventure by traveling from Namche Bazar to Phakding. We stayed one night at Namche Bazar for acclimatization. To get to Everest base camp, it took us another five days of trekking. We walked for 6-7 hours on average, or 10–14 kilometers.
The highest point on a trip to Everest Base Camp is Kalapatthar (5545m). In reality, Kala Patthar is one of the few places where you can see Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Chumbu, Thamserku, Kangtega, Taboche, and Lobuche without any obstructions. The Lhotse wall obscures Everest from most viewpoints because of the terrain.
Although it is possible to trek Everest Base Camp without any prior trekking experience, we suggest the trekkers join exercise and jog every day for at least 30 days prior to starting this trek. So that you will enjoy your trekking experience fully.
Breakdown of Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar
Day 5: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazar
Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche
Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 8: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche
Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep. Afternoon hike to EBC.
Day 11: Morning hike to Kalapatthar. Trek to Pheriche
Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazar
Day 13: Trek from Namche to Lukla
Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure
We suggest the trekkers join exercise and jog every day for at least 30 days prior to starting this trek. So that you will enjoy your trekking experience fully. Moreover, the best seasons to trek EBC are spring and autumn which offer you great visibility of mountains and the surrounding environment.