This is the greatest day of the entire Everest Base Camp trek as you are reaching the most awaited place in your whole life. Comparing to the previous days, today is quite hard trekking as you have to go across the Khumbu Glacier. But the rewarding view of the snowcapped peaks all around, you can measure the trail up to Gorakshep. In fact, until the 1953 Everest Expedition, it used to be the original base camp. It is the last human settlement area of the Khumbu region closest to the base camp of Mt. Everest.
By leaving the backpack at the hotel in Gorakshep, you move towards the base camp. The trail goes past the Gorakshep Lake, once one of the largest glacial lakes in the region. Trekking for about a couple of hours, you reach the height of 5,364m, which is the closest place to from the Everest Summit. In the peak seasons, you come to meet many Everest expedition teams preparing for climbing Mt. Everest.
From the base camp, you have the spectacular vistas of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more except Mt. Everest. The appearance of the Khumbu Glacier and the Khumbu Icefall are spellbinding from this height. After enjoying the lively peaks gazing at one another, you climb down to Gorakshep for the night rest.