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How long does it take to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The time required for trekking to Everest Base Camp can vary based on several factors, such as the chosen route, personal fitness level, acclimatisation process, and weather conditions. On average, it takes approximately 12 to 14 days to complete the trek. This duration allows for a gradual ascent and includes essential rest days to adjust to the high altitude. However, some trekkers may opt for a slightly faster itinerary of around 10 to 11 days, which includes a helicopter trip back to Lukla instead of trekking back. On the other hand, others may prefer a more relaxed pace, extending the trek to 15 to 16 days. It is important to emphasise that dedicating sufficient time for acclimatisation is critical to minimise the risk of altitude-related illnesses and ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

The trekking distance from Lukla to Everest Base Camp (EBC) in Nepal varies depending on the specific route taken, as there are multiple trails and side treks that can be added to the journey. The most common route taken by trekkers is the classic Everest Base Camp trek, which typically follows the following itinerary:

Lukla -> Phakding -> Namche Bazaar -> Tengboche -> Dingboche -> Lobuche -> Gorak Shep -> Everest Base Camp

The distance from Lukla to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is approximately 65 to 70 kilometers (40 to 43 miles) one-way. However, it's important to note that this is just the one-way distance. Trekkers will also have to return from EBC to Lukla, making the total distance covered during the entire trek approximately 130 to 140 kilometers (80 to 87 miles) in total.

Keep in mind that the actual distance covered during the trek may vary slightly depending on the specific path taken, side trips, and detours along the way. Additionally, the terrain can be challenging, with numerous ascents and descents, so the trek can take anywhere from 10 to 14 days, depending on the pace of the trekker and the number of acclimatisation days included.

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March 2024

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

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March 2024

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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February 2024

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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February 2024

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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December 2023

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Kathmandu Marriott Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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December 2023

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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December 2023

Day 1: On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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At high altitudes, it is common to experience acute mountain sickness (AMS). Approximately three-quarters of individuals at elevations above 3,000 metres can expect to encounter mild symptoms. The occurrence of altitude sickness depends on various factors, including elevation, rate of ascent, and individual susceptibility. During the normal process of acclimatisation, many people may experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness. It is important to understand that the mild discomfort accompanying this adaptation is considered normal and acceptable.

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Once you have cleared Immigration and collected your baggage upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, please keep an eye out for a Team Mount Everest driver holding a sign with your name. The driver will transport you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu, where you will spend the night on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Assuming climbers are able to obtain competitive flight fares all the way into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) this is almost always the best means of reaching us and getting into position to begin your climb or safari. During the process of booking with us we will request your flight details and will sENd one of our drivers to meet your flight. Our driver will usually be wearing a black Team Mount Everest T-Shirt and carrying a placard with the name of the main correspondent representing your climb group.

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A BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator is a tool used to estimate an individual's body fatness based on their height and weight. It provides a numerical value that indicates whether a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The BMI calculation is based on the principle that a person's weight should be proportionate to their height. To use a BMI calculator, you input your weight and height, and the calculator calculates your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. The resulting BMI value is then compared to standard ranges to determine the person's weight category. While BMI is a useful screening tool, it doesn't directly measure body fat percentage or consider factors such as muscle mass or distribution of fat. It serves as a starting point for assessing an individual's weight status and can be a helpful tool in monitoring overall health and weight management.

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We don’t operate out of Kathmandu, but when we collect you we ask you to sign a declaration and conditions of participation. Let us know if you wish us to email this to you.

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