Tibet's Everest Base Camp is also known as North Base Camp, and Nepal's Everest Base Camp is also known as South Base Camp.
Elevation of Tibet's base camp vs Nepal's base camp
Nepal Everest Base Camp is about 250 m higher than Tibet Everest Base Camp.
Which is harder: Tibet EBC or Nepal EBC trek?
1. Accessibility of each trek's trailhead
Did you know that Mt Qomolangma is the Chinese and Tibetan name for Mt Everest?
2. Distance of each trek
Nepal EBC trek distance
Tibet EBC trek distance
3. Duration of each trek
Tibet Everest Base Camp trek itinerary
Day 1: Trek from Tingri to Lungthang (4,510 m) Day 2: Trek to Lamna La (5,150 m) Day 3: Trek to Zommug (4,790 m) Day 4: Trek to North Base Camp (5,150 m)!!
Nepal Everest Base Camp trek itinerary
Day 1: Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2,610 m) Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) Day 3: Acclimatisation day Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3,870 m) Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m) Day 6: Trek to Lobuche (4,950 m) Day 7: Trek to South Base Camp (5,364 m)!!
4. Elevation gain on each trek
You gain roughly 2.5 km in altitude on the Nepal EBC trek. In Tibet, on the other hand, the Everest Base Camp trek requires you to climb less than a kilometre in altitude. This is a major difference between the two treks!
5. Temperature at each base camp
Temperatures at North Base Camp
Temperatures at South Base Camp
Scenery on each trek
You're generally more 'in' and 'among' the mountains on the Nepal EBC trek, whereas on the Tibet EBC trek you have more panoramic views of the Himalayas stretching out before you.
View of Mt Everest from the base camps
Independent vs guided EBC treks
Best seasons for each base camp trek
Spring and autumn are the best seasons for trekking to both North Base Camp and South Base Camp.