Everest Base Camp Trek in Photos

Written By: The Planet D

Nepal is a beautiful country. When hiking through the Himalayas we were mesmerized by the astounding beauty around us. Every corner we turned was one breathtaking view after another.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp was one of our greatest accomplishments and most memorable experiences. And now we want to share our journey to Mount Everest base camp in photos. These pictures of Nepal will make you want to pack your bags right now!

Be Transported to Everest Base Camp in Photos

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Ama Dablam looms in the distance.

Mount Everest, the mother of all mountains.  In our own small way, we are following in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

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Stupas and prayer flags line the way to Mount Everest Base Camp.

When hiking through the Mount Everest region of Nepal it is impossible to not feel the excitement. This mountain is legendary and it has attracted adventures for decades.

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The Tengboche Monastery

Everest is sacred to the Nepalese and when trekking EBC, you must respect the mountain. Prayer flags flutter in the wind carrying words of wisdom through the mountains.

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Monks pray at the Tengboche Monastery in the Everest Region.

Interested in more climbs? See our experience at Mount Kinabalu in Borneo

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Stupa put up by Tenzing Norgay

Prayer wheels line the route and there is even a monastery on the mountain where monks give their blessings to trekkers and climbers.

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Shrines to fallen Sherpas are littered along the route to Mount Everest Base Camp.

See our Packing List for Everest Base Camp

Sherpas of Mount Everest Base Camp

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Everything is carried up to the towns in the Everest Region.

Everyone who has ever heard of Mt. Everest has heard of Tenzing Norgay. The famous Sherpa was the first, alongside Sir Edmund Hillary, to summit the world’s tallest peak.

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The faces of the hardest working people in the Everest Region.

Since then there have countless Sherpa’s who have given their lives carrying food, supplies and even clients on this mountain.

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Heavy loads for the Porters in the Everest Region.

It was everything we ever dreamed it could be and here are some long lost photos that Dave recently found on his hard drive.

What is a Sherpa?

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But the loads don’t get any lighter if you get higher.

During our trek to Everest Base Camp, we had our own porter named Shir, he was not a Sherpa. A Sherpa is actually the name of an ethnic group from Tibet.

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Packs just get bigger and bigger.

They are a people of Nepal and only people born into the Sherpa tribe can be called a Sherpa.

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A sunny day on the way to Mount Everest Base Camp.

The porters do a lot of the same work, but they can never be a called a sherpa.

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Porters carry heavy loads up and down to Mount Everest Base camp.

This is a small tribute to the men and women who make everyone’s trek in the Himalaya’s possible.

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Thank you to the Sherpas and porters of Everest for helping us all enjoy this beautiful mountain range!

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So let’s not forget the job these unsung hero’s of the Himalaya do for us. Without them no one would reach the roof of the world!

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Snow starts to appear just above Dingboche on our Everest Base Camp Trek.

Check out our Everest Flight from Lukla: One Adventurous Ride

Pictures of of Everest Base Camp Yaks

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You get this close to yaks

No day on our Mount Everest Base Camp Adventure would have been complete without having to spend at least 2 or 3 times dodging the infamous Yak trains that ply the trails through the Himalayas.

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You pass endless Yak Trains carrying gear to Base Camp.

These woolly friends carry supplies to all of the small towns that dot the landscape of this great mountain range.

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Without these guys, those summiting would have no supplies and those people trekking would probably have a hard time eating.

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You must be careful when coming across a yak train on the mountain. They charge right on through.

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If you are standing on the ledge side, they could knock you right off, so you always stand on the mountain side when yaks go by and give them a lot of room.

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Every day is like walking in a postcard.
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So let’s hear it for the Himalayan Yak! Thanks Guys!!

Photos of Mountain Vistas on EBC Trek

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The Himalayas open up in front of you early on.
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You pass endless Yak Trains carrying gear to Base Camp.
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Rivers cut through the valley floor on the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek.
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The views start right out of the gate.

Going to Mount Everest? Read our Packing List for Base Camp

Love the Himalayas See what it’s like to Travel to Bhutan

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Looking over the major town of Namche Bazaar in the Everest Region.

Check out our excitement at our Arrival to Lukla The Flight from Lukla is terrifying and beautiful – Check it out! With Video

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Leaving Tengboche, the mountains unfold in front of you.

Sherpas are the unsung heroes of Everest: See our Sherpa Photostory

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Small stone houses of the resident Sherpas of the Everest Region.

Arriving at Everest Base Camp

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The landscape changes the closer you get to Everest Base Camp.

See our Daily Breakdown of Everest from Start to Finish at Treks of the World

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Approaching the Khumbu Ice Fall in the Everest Region
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Expedition tents start to arrive at Gorak Shep near Mount Everest Base Camp.
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Looking back across the Khumbu Ice Fall.
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Almost there!
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We made it to Mount Everest Base Camp.

 For more information on trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp, visit our friend Deep at Simrik Real Nepal Trekking.

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Walking along rivers on the way to Mount Everest Base Camp

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60 thoughts on “Everest Base Camp Trek in Photos”

  1. So fantastics pictures, extremely it’s difficult to describ it, yet it’s an excess of brilliant this nature.
    Because of offer with your movement enchantment.

  2. Hi There!

    Thank you so much for promoting Nepal in your fabulous blog post. This post is highly recommended to all those adventure junkies before making attempt towards Everest Base Camp Trek. Fascinating photographs which provide an admirable glimpse Snowclad peaks and people. Appreciate it. I have enjoyed a lot by reading this post.

  3. I am planning to go to Everest Base Camp and these pictures have made me more certain now. Its like discovering the unseen and living a tough but beautiful life. Really good post!

  4. Speechless!!!! For a moment, it gave me a feeling that I was present at that very spot taking those photographs actually. You guys did a great job. Congrats! In fact I am from Nepal and manage to send lot of people from around the world to hike different trails of Nepal as I work for a Trekking agency. Nevertheless, I haven’t made it myself yet!

  5. awesome pictures guys, makes me want to do this even more (looking at a trek next year!). I got to ask what kind of camera you used to take these pictures? I know nothing about photography but Id like to get myself a decent camera to take on a trip like this!

  6. Breathtaking (Iโ€™m sure it was literally). That photo of the monks and also the shrines have me in awe still. I hope one day to do that myself.

  7. I think you are right, it would have been amazing to be there in the 70s and 80s. Nepal is very popular now, but they are constantly opening up new trails and routes so I think you can still get off the beaten path. Good

  8. Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing ! I am planing for Spring Expedition 2017 to EBC. If I may ask, What lens you carried during your EBC trek?

  9. Really informative post, picture shows the original beauty of nature and the difficult lifestyle of porter to carry the goods in himalayas on back.

  10. Fantastic and beautiful pictures. The picture shows the original beauty of nature. Such beautiful photography! I had just about decided not to take on such huge walking challenges again. Amazing pictures. I hope that one day, I can also do that.

  11. Your pictures are incredibly beautiful, thank you for sharing them. I did the trek to Everest Base Camp last March, and I was looking through your pictures going ‘I have that picture!’ ‘I remember that little house!’ Thanks for taking me back to the mountains ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. The headline’s promise was kept for sure! Showed me again that Nepal is a country I have to visit sooner rather than later. Thanks!

  13. Awesome post, which can surely help adventure seekers to find there true and ultimate destination for trekking. Once again thanks for such a lovely pics of Everest region of Nepal.
    Team of Icicle Adventure

  14. These photos are insane – the scale of the mountains and scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks so much Mary. I’m glad you noticed the scale. It’s so hard to capture the beauty and mass of Everest. Each day felt like a dream.

  15. I am from Bhutan, very glade to see the Mountain Everst in Nepal. Bhutan is one of the mountainous country in South Asian Region with lashedly valleys and everionment. Take a parts tours in Bhutan also.

    • Thank you! We would definitely love to see Bhutan. We almost took a short trip over when we were in Nepal,but money was a bit tight. I do kind of wish I just put it on the credit card and took 4 or 5 days to see it.

  16. What a fantastic trip! You captured so many photos with great weather. I imagine that you also experience bad weather during your trek. You probably know that just a few months ago there were fatalities and some survived but with amputated limbs due to frostbite (scary).

    • It’s ok, all the more reason to go back. We had every intention of hiking Annapurna after Everest, but by the time we made it to Pokara, we felt like chilling out and relaxing instead ๐Ÿ™‚ We still want to go back and do more!

  17. Hi.. this is undoubtedly one of the most selfless posts I’ve seen about the Himalayas, let alone Everest. To share large pictures without worrying about people passing them off as their own and to share your insight and experience is commendable. Thanks a ton!

    Should you be interested, please feel free to send me an invite to join a select group of mountain photographers & climbers in the Himalayan region on Facebook. We’re at http://www.facebook.com/groups/trailsnapper/

    Look forward to seeing you guys.


    • Wow! Thank you very much. We stopped worrying about people taking our photos because we found it is impossible to police. I’ve stopped using my watermark lately as people just crop it out anyway. We’ve found that we just want to share our experiences with others. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll check it the facebook group out!

  18. Breathtaking (I’m sure it was literally). That photo of the monks and also the shrines have me in awe still. I hope one day to do that myself.

    • It was such an amazing experience to see Monks high in the Himalaya. You are allowed to visit the monastery and join them in an evening of prayer. It was magnificent.

  19. Absolutely amazing pictures! The Everest base camp trek is one of the best things I’ve ever done, hands down – I recognise so much of my experience in your pictures, they are literally transporting. Thank you for sharing them ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Clare, I am so happy that we could bring back some memories for you. I agree, it’s one of the best things anyone can do. It’s a cultural experience, a trek through nature and an amazing challenge. It covers so many aspects of life.

  20. Among the hundreds of thousands of photos that people have posted on the internet about the Everest Base Camp Trek, I found your images absolutely unique and stunning. The composition, exposures, and perspectives were spot on. What I also loved about your pics is that you don’t have the usual self consciously “cool” postures of yourselves that so many post! It was a refreshing change. The porter portraits with their loads are some of the best I have seen on the web. Thank you and may you go on to take more delightful pictures throughout the world!

    • Wow, that is the nicest compliment thank you! There are a lot of images of Everest and that means a lot to me. Believe me, we did the “cool” posing shots too. You can’t help yourself. But I wanted to capture what life was like on the trail for this photo story. The porters work so hard for very little money, the views are so incredible they are difficult to explain and it was a trip that created memories that lasted a lifetime.

  21. These pictures are beyond beautiful! I just love your photography skills! You guys inspire me to better my photography skills ๐Ÿ™‚
    I will be climbing Mount Everest to Base Camp in exactly 50 days! So many emotions are running through me right now.
    What time of year did you go? It looks like you had nice clear skies during your trek! Also, if you don’t mind me asking, what sort of camera and lens set up did you use for your trek?

    Thanks so much!

    • HI Lexie, thanks for the kind words. I am so excited for you traveling to Base Camp in a couple of months. You are going to love it. We went right about now. I think it was just the end of Feb. On that trek we used Lumix GH1 it’s a mirrorless micro 4/3s system.

  22. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us. The nature there is amazing!
    But I’m happy, that I did my trekking tours in the Himalaya between 1975 and 1982…. For my taste its too overcrowded since more than twenty years… I tell you, when you are nearly alone there surrounded by this nature…. But times are changing and I’m old now.

    • I think you are right, it would have been amazing to be there in the 70s and 80s. Nepal is very popular now, but they are constantly opening up new trails and routes so I think you can still get off the beaten path.

  23. This looks absolutely stunning. Such beautiful photography! After a couple of recent failed attempts at hiking – altitude sickness on Cotopaxi in Ecuador and severe heat stroke on a Volcano near Leon, Nicaragua – I had just about decided not to take on such huge walking challenges again. This has inspired me to put it back on my list of things I have to do. Well done guys!

    • Sorry to hear Arianwen. The best advice we can give is to take it easy. If you decided to do Everest, make sure to give yourself plenty of time so that you can adjust to the altitude. If you are feeling bad, you can take a day to go down to lower altitude and then try again when you are feeling better. It’s all about going slowly. If you take your time, I’m sure you’ll be able to do it. Daily guide, porter and accommodation fees are quite reasonable, so if it normally takes people 10-12 days, maybe you should book 2 weeks to be safe. You can always finish early, but having to rush can cause serious problems. It’s can be worth it to just sit and relax and read a book for a day on your way up while you acclimate.

  24. Fantastic and beautiful pictures. The picture shows the original beauty of nature, but I’m also trying to imagine the trouble of the tour to such a harsh terrain. Really lucky to travel the highest peak in the world.
    Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures.

    • The trails are well travelled so the terrain isn’t too harsh, but the altitude is the biggest problem. This trek spends several days above 4500 meters so it really takes it’s toll on the body. but if you take your time, drink plenty of fluids and listen to your body, it usually works out well.

  25. So fantastics pictures, really it’s hard to describ it, but it’s too much wonderful this nature.
    Thanks to share with your travel magic.

    • Thanks Beny, and you are so right, it’s hard to capture Everest in photos. It’s like a fairytale walking through the Himalaya. It doesn’t seem real. When we were trekking all we could think was how beautiful it was and how in awe we were of the scenery. Glad you enjoyed it!