Everest Base Camp Trek: A Day by Day Guide

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My Everest Base Camp Trek starts very early in Kathmandu. You quickly learn that the best weather of the day for Everest Base Camp trekking is first thing at 5 or 6 am.

Day One: Kathmandu to Phakding

To get to Lukla you want to be on the first flight out of Kathmandu as anything can happen with the weather and many delays.

Upon arrival, we then got a coffee at a nearby lodge and waited for all of our bags to arrive.

Lukla to Everest Base Camp: The beginning of the Trek

Villages, people, joeys, yaks, monasteries. The first day is a half-day of walking and it was a pretty relaxed session – a bit of up and down but not much.

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Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

A difficult yet stunning walk. There are quite a few firsts on day two of the trek - first suspension bridge, first entry into the official Sagarmatha national park and the first view of Everest weather permitting!

Day 3: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung

Namche Bazaar to Khumjung is one of the most stunning days of Everest Base Camp Trekking. We had earned our views after a very steep trek out of Namche.

On the way there we got amazing views of Mount Everest - the scenery was just jaw-dropping.

Day 4: Kyanjuma to Tengboche

The altitude really kicks up here. It begins with a descending walk and then moves into a climb through the forest. We arrived in Tengboche around lunchtime.

This was one of my favorite places we visited on the trek. Tengboche has a lovely feel to it and it was one of the best tea houses in terms of food. It definitely won for the best coffee on the trek!

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