Route Map of Everest Base Camp

  • Ram Khadka
  • Jun 2, 2024
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everest Base Camp Trek Map

Everest Base Camp 5,380m is an iconic trek through the beautiful Khumbu valley of Nepal. The trek is an adventurous expedition will through the immense beauty of the surrounding Sagarmatha National Park. In addition, you will have simultaneous views of the highest peaks in the world. So, the idea of an Everest base camp trek map is vital for you to explore the beautiful vistas throughout the trek. Whether you are doing any type of tour like an Everest Scenic flight or Everest base camp Helicopter tour, The route map gives you an idea of where you are heading or landing.

The trek traces the classic route overlooking the magnificent views of Mt. Everest 8,848m, Mt. Lhotse 8,516m, Mt. Makalu 8,470m, and Cho Oyu 8,201m to the Base Camp. Along the trail, you will accommodate yourself at the teahouse trek of the highest villages in the world. So, it is an aspiring exploration of the culture and traditions of the native Sherpas. You will have the opportunity to learn about their spiritual connection with the mountains.

The Everest Camp is an incredible journey as it takes you to an astounding height of 5,500 Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is world-famous for its awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest. Your exciting Everest Base Camp Trek is a combination of rich culture and natural elements in the heart of the Khumbu region. The splendid walk along with the Buddhist monasteries and mani walls will offer you an experience to remember for a lifetime.

Trekking Route

The Everest trek starts from Lukla to the north towards Namche Bazaar. The trail ahead begins to fork its way to the northeast and leads you to Pheriche/ Dingboche. It is a moderate 4-6 hours of hike every day.

The route is rocky and rugged as you make your way from Lobuche 4,940m to Gorak Shep 5,164m. In addition, you will have to maintain a stable hike on your ascent to Kala Patthar 5,500m. The hike gets strenuous as the changing attitude affects your body and you will start feeling its effect.

So, we highly recommend going through the Everest trek map to gather information about the altitude gains ahead. So, you can prepare yourself accordingly prior to the tremendous ascend to the higher elevation.

The trek covers a total distance of 130 km. Thus, it is important for you to maintain physical fitness to face obstacles on the routes. The difficulties you conquer on the trail are what make the trek more adventurous.


everest base camp trek map

Lukla is the starting point for your incredible journey to Everest. The beautiful village settlement of Lukla has an elevation of 2800 meters. So, it is normal for you to experience early signs of Altitude sickness at the start of the trek.

From here on, you will begin your journey to the magnificence of the foothill of the World’s highest Mountain. During the course of the trek, you will stop at various places for an overnight stay. The splendid trekking experience in the serene Everest region eventually ends in 2 weeks’ time.

For most of the part of the trek, you will hike to places over 3000 meters. So, you will spend your time acclimatizing as well. However, other trekking options exist in the Everest region like the 3-pass trek, EBC, and Gokyo Lake. So, the altitude gained, the duration, and the length of the trek will depend upon the trekking packages.

Like any other alternative route, the traditional trek offers you an adventurous hike in the Everest region. The splendid trek takes you through mountain passes and high-elevation terrains of the Everest region. If you're looking for more comfortable accommodation, acclimatization plans, and a better opportunity to explore the Khumbu region, perhaps the Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek plan is for you.

Here, we have listed the altitude you will gain at various notable places during the course of your trek.

2800 m
Namche Bazaar
3438 m
3779 m
3860 m
Gorak Shep
5180 m
5364 m
Kala Pathar
5545 m
4750 m
Island Peak
6189 m

Places along with the beginning of the trek

You will come across an abundance of Tea houses along the trail as you commence your trek from Lukla. The trail will gradually ascend upwards to the Dudh Kosi Valley up to the famous Namche Bazaar (3,440m).

Further ahead, you will pass Phakding 2,610m and Monjo 2,835m and hike toward the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park at the Jorsale checkpoint.

You will overlook the fantastic view of the Thamserku 6,623m, Kangtega 6,782m, and Ama Dablam 6,812m mountains, along the trail from Mono 2,835m to Tengboche 3,860m.

Eventually, the trail gets steeper through Pangboche at 3,985m  until you arrive at Pheriche at 4,371m or Dingboche at 4,410m. From here on, you will hike 6 hours to the beautiful lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier at Lobuche 4,940m.

It is the final leg of the trek as you commence the trek through the last settlement at last Gorak Shep 5,164m and over the glacier to EBC.

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Places while returning from the trek

After you complete the summit at the Base Camp, you will witness the magnificent view of the Khumbu Icefall. Then, you will begin your descent to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay. The next day you will make a steep ascent to the highest point of your trek, Kala Patthar 5,500m.

Kala Patthar is the best viewpoint in the entire Khumbu region. The viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the  Himalayan giants like Khumbutse 6,640m, Changtse 7,543m, Lhotse 8,516m, Nuptse 7,861m, and of course Mt. Everest 8,848m.

After the amazing experience of the Himalayan massif, you will head towards Pheriche for an overnight stay. From here on, the hike is a gentle downhill hike through small villages. You will retrace your journey from the beginning of the trek and relive those cherished moments again. Or if you are tired of walking down after reaching base camp and Kala Pattar you can Choose our 7 Days Everest base camp Trek which will take you to Kathmandu by Helicopter.

Your pleasant hike will end at the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, the capital city of Khumbu Valley. Upon your arrival. You will relax in the lodges, cafes, and restaurants to aid the relief from the exhaustion of the trek, At Namche, you will celebrate the accomplishment of the EBC trek.

Why is a map a must-have on this Trek?

The Everest map is an important aspect of the trek to be carried around throughout the expedition. The piece of paper carries important information regarding the factors affecting your trekking experience.

So, it will allow you to determine and weigh in factors like altitude, length, and landscape of the region. Here are some of the reasons why:


As a solo traveler, the guidance of the map comes in handy as most of the trekkers stray away from the paths on the trek.  The map will also allow you to be aware of the restricted areas along the

Base Camp trek. Having math with you enhances your insight on the trail and ensures your safety.

Putting things into perspective

A trekking map will give you insight into the distance and the destination you are heading to. A map is perfect for this information as you can forget the important details of the trek.  


A trekking map is a handy tool as it allows you to make a short detour away from the trekking trails. It will help you to visit and explore the surrounding places of the destination and locations.

Estimating Travel Times

The Everest trek offers you adequate information about the distance you must cover per day. So, you will have the details to schedule the trek as per your preference. Moreover, you will have a good estimation of your arrival at your destination for the day.

Ram Khadka
Ram Khadka

CEO and Managing Director at Sublime Trails Trekking, Ram has been leading adventure-hungry souls into the mountains of Nepal for over 15 years.