The Everest Base Camp Trek will make you walk a 130km distance trekking. It usually takes 10 days to complete. The trek starts from Kathmandu. To commence your trip, you will board a flight and destine towards Lukla by flight. After landing in Lukla, you will begin with the trekking part of the journey. One of the first steps of your travel will be passing two suspension bridges to cross the Dudhkoshi river.
This will take you to Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The location is home to a variety of rare floras and faunas.
Then you take a few steep steps forward to the enthralling Namche Bazaar. The place will welcome you with open arms. Namche Bazaar offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. People usually stay at Namche for a day or two to acclimatize.
Following that, the road takes you to the Buddhist settlements of Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. The Tengboche village houses a very quaint Buddhist settlement. Buddhist monasteries can be visited here. You can also interact with the Sherpa indigenous people and learn about their rich culture. The Dingboche region houses Yak herds. Dingboche is also a regular acclimatization spot. You can visit the Nagarjun hills from here. The Labuche village is the last settlement area before Gorakshep.
En route, you get spectacular snow-capped mountain ranges of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kwangde, and Nuptse.
Afterward, the route will move towards Gorakshep and eventually the Everest Base Camp. On the eighth day, you will arrive at the Everest Base Camp after an arduous trek along these passages. The site is the starting route for the Everest climb. You will not have very good lodging here. So, returning back to Gorakshep is a good idea.
You will have to climb further. Then you will arrive at the Kala Patthar viewpoint. From here, you can see Mount Everest as a whole. People claim that Everest appears to be the most beautiful in this area. Kala Patthar will be the highest elevation point of your trek. It lies at 5,644 meters in height.
You will do a bit of sightseeing at Kala Patthar. Then you will return back to Gorakshep. You then head towards Periche as a way back. Pheriche is located next to Dingboche. So, you will retrace your steps. The same path that leads to Lobuche will thus be your first stop. It will follow a descent of the moraine wall, a river crossing, and a descent of a lower path to Pheriche. The route from Periche will take you back to Namche Bazaar. This part of the trek will mostly be sloped. As you approach Namche Bazaar, you can see more greenery and settlements.
After reaching Namche Bazar, you will return to Lukla. From the Lukla airport, you will take off to Kathmandu. This is a general route of the Everest Base Camp tour. People might complete the route at different times based on the itinerary. The itinerary depends on rest, acclimatization, hours you wish to travel in a day, fitness level, etc. Most popular itineraries are 12 days and Everest base camp trek with helicopter return.