If you are wondering how long to trek to Everest Base Camp, then you are on the right page. Trekking to Everest is not that easy, unlike other trekking regions. So, make sure you got them packing list correct for the EBC trekking.
First of all, you will arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Next early morning, you will transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport and take an exciting 45 hrs flight to Lukla airport. Lukla has a variety of shops and lodges with the highest altitude airport to serve.
After some couple of hours, you will trek to Phakding (2653m/8698ft) and rest your first night of the trek. Next day you will ascend to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft) the gateway to Mount Everest. Most of the Sherpas run tourism business here in Namche Bazaar with a number of lodging, internet cafes, shops to the needs of the visitors. Here, you will spend two nights for the altitude acclimatization, while enjoy the friendly and hospitable Sherpa people.
Now your trekking ascends to the Tengboche, where you can see an amazing view of Ama Dablam(6814m/22350ft), Thamserku(6618m/21707ft) as well as Mt. Everest (8848m/29029ft). Likewise, you will visit the Tengboche monastery which is one of the famous Tibetian Buddhist monasteries in Khumjung.
From Tengboche, you will trek to the Dingboche village (4260m/13972ft) and an extra day for acclimatization. From Dingboche, the trail goes gradually up to the Lobuche (4910m/16104ft) and observe the evening sunset view of Mt. Nuptse. Next morning the temperature goes down -2 to 3°C while walking through the rough yak pasture trail. After arriving Gorak Shep (5140m/16859ft) the temperature will be nearly 10 to 15 degree C which you might feel fatigue.
Gorakshep is the stop point of this trek, up to which the Sherpas have arranged the tea houses. Here you will take some rest and lunch, then prepare to hike the Everest Base Camp. We suggest you concentrate the mind and body while stepping since the trail is wide and rocky. And finally, the top of the world 8,848 will be just above your head shining into the thin air.
After spending half an hour at Everest Base Camp, return back and rest in the Gorakshep. You will also climb Kala Pattar (5545m/18187ft) the next day which serves the finest panoramic view of Mt. Everest. From this day you will trek back with the overnight at Pheruche, Namche Bazaar, Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.
So this is how long to trek to Everest Base Camp and overall it takes 14 days of package as organized by Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures.