On day 9 of our Everest base camp trek you make the journey from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and then continue into Everest base camp. Check out our daily distances and the time it takes to make this journey to base camp. As you can see in this video the terrain is uneven, up and down on rocky terrain and you need to be trained and prepared for that. Read more about our training advice for this trek.
I hope this footage helps you understand the rocky terrain you will need to cover on route to Everest base camp. You will have to walk for 7 or 8 hours on this days trek in and out of Everest base camp.
It is important to remember that this is a long day trekking into base camp followed by a 4am start to climb Kala Phattar the following day and another 3 long days trekking back to Lukla airport for your return flight.
Although you will be dropping in altitude and moving back into the richer levels of oxygen you still have to walk up and down hills for over 13 miles / 20km each day on your return to Lukla where your journey began.
Day 9: Trekking into Everest Base Camp is challenging but so rewarding you get to stand at the base of the world’s highest mountain and stand in Awe of Everest in the truly inspiring place. The next day holds an even bigger challenge and more impressive view of Everest from the summit of Kala Phattar at 5,545m/ 18,192 feet.