Trekking route from Everest base camp tent area to advanced base camp
High-altitude trekking route map of the advance camp of Mount Everest Base Camp
Trekking from Everest Base Camp to Everest Advance Camp covers a straight-line distance of 15 kilometres, with a total travel distance of approximately 28 kilometres. This route offers the best opportunity to witness the stunning Rongbuk Glacier, considered the most beautiful glacier in China. Along the way, there are two intermediate camps: C1, situated 5500 meters from the East Rongbuk Glacier, and C2, located 6100 meters from the bifurcation of Zhangzifeng. One advantage of this route is its ability to minimize daily physical exertion, thus aiding hikers in adapting to the journey.
Highlights of Mount Everest Base Camp High Altitude Hiking
Everest base camp advance camp high altitude trek along the Rongbuk Glacier
Rongbuk Glacier is the main attraction for hiking from Everest Base Camp to Qianjin Camp. It was named one of the six most beautiful glaciers in China by “China National Geographic” magazine. Its biggest feature is its undulating snow peaks, which are white, holy, sharp, and beautiful, leaving people in awe. The glacier has a striking azure blue color, and the distant snow-capped mountains are now green due to spring, radiating with vibrant vitality. However, the low temperature prevents the ice and snow from melting completely.
Everest Base Camp High Altitude Trekking is suitable for the crowd
The physical strength is good, there is no high back, and anyone with hiking experience can do this climbing route.
Everest Base Camp High Altitude Trekking Mileage and Itinerary
Everest base camp advance camp high altitude hike
The trek from Everest Base Camp to Qianjin Camp is approximately 28 kilometres. Despite its brevity, the daily travel distance is restricted due to the altitude increase from 5,200 meters to 6,400 meters.
D1: From Mount Everest Base Camp tent camp (5200 meters) to 5500 meters East Rongbuk Glacier C1 camp, 5 kilometres, it takes about 5-7 hours.
D2: Traveling from C1 camp to the intermediate camp (intermediate camp) at an altitude of 5800 meters, 6 kilometres, takes about 6-7 hours.
D3: From the transit camp to the C2 camp at an altitude of 6,100 meters, 5 kilometres, it takes about 6 hours, and you can enjoy the Rongbuk Glacier along the way
D4: From C2 camp to advance camp at an altitude of 6,400 meters and then back to C2 camp.
D5: Return to the tent area of Mount Everest Base Camp from Camp C2.
Equipment needed for high-altitude trekking at Everest Base Camp
From base camp to advancing camp, all walk on gravel slopes formed by glacier traces. Most of the road sections are relatively smooth. There are several steep slopes with a height difference of several tens of meters, with little fluctuations. On the way, before 5800 meters, there will be some small glacier meltwater. During the spring and summer climbing seasons, the glacier melt water will become larger and larger over time. After 5800 meters, you can see the beautiful ice tower forest. There is no need for technical equipment such as mountain boots, crampons, and ice axes throughout the journey.
Note: The ice towers along the route are stunning, but shooting while moving can disrupt the rhythm and impact performance. Consider taking more shots when descending.