Mount Everest is the world’s highest peak towering at an altitude of 8,848m above sea level. It is on the crest of the Great Himalayas of southern Asia and shares the border between Nepal and Tibet, an autonomous region of China. Hence, there are two base camps on either side of Everest. The South Base Camp is located in Nepal and the North Base Camp is in Tibet side respectively.
In this blog, we are covering all the questions and queries regarding the Everest base camp location in Nepal.
Where is Mount Everest base camp?
The Everest Base Camp is located at the foot of the Khumbu glacier which falls in the Khumbu region of Nepal. This is the most popular trekking destination in the world. Every year about 35,000 plus trekkers hike to the Base Camp. The GPS coordinates for Everest Base Camp location via Nepal are Latitude 28°0′26″N and Longitude 86°51′34″E.
The Everest Base Camp is 65km (41 miles) far from Lukla and 200km (125 miles) far from Kathmandu. On average it will take up to 12 to 14 days to complete this whole Everest Base Camp trek. The trek begins from Lukla which then follows the classic trail to the base camp.
What is the Everest Base Camp Elevation?
Everest Base Camp stands at an elevation of 5,360m above sea level. However, you may also find two different elevations while searching for Everest Base Camp altitude. Some will say it’s 5,364m while others will show you 5,643m max elevation. But the thing is; the max elevation 5,643m is of Kalapathar which is the highest vantage point. This is also the highest altitude one can climb during the trek.
Similarly, if you search on Google Maps about the location of Mount Everest Base Camp then you will find an exact match like Everest camp II, Everest Base Camp III, and IV also. But trekking is done at Everest Base Camp only. The other Base camp II, III, and IV are for the mountaineers who are climbing the Mt. Everest expeditions only. The distance from Base Camp to the Everest summit is 20.5km.