Everest Base Camp Trekking 14 Days

Trip Facts
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 5,644 m
  • Trip Style Adventure Trekking and Hiking
  • Trip Type Solo or Group
  • Best Time Autumn & Spring

Highlights

  • Unwind and connect with nature & your higher self.

  • Adventurous trail full of natural wonders like waterfalls, suspension bridges, rivers, moraines, glaciers, etc

  • Come across diverse flora & fauna and witness stunning landscapes throughout the trail

  • Explore the beautiful valleys, lush forests, and picturesque villages.

  • Get to know about the mountain lifestyle and have close encounters with Sherpas.

  • Get introduced to the Himalayan culture and visit ancient monasteries along the way.

  • Hike to viewpoints like Hotel Everest View and Kala Patthar to catch jaw-dropping mountain views.

  • Snow-capped mountains accompany you throughout the trek.

"Get introduced to the Himalayan culture, rich flora & fauna, some of the world's highest mountains, and explore the beautiful valleys on our Everest Base Camp trek 14 days. Everest Base Camp trekking is a lifetime journey that'll let you connect with nature & your higher self."

Embark on an adventurous journey to the lap of the highest mountain in the world on Everest Base Camp trekking. Get to witness the incredible mountain panorama and meet with Sherpas. This 14 days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is a perfect package for adventure lovers who want to trek in the Himalayas. Our Everest Base Camp trek package includes an experienced guide, porter assistance, and a hassle-free venture.

You explore the verdant valleys and lush foothills far away from the bustle of the city. Lukla to Everest Base Camp Trek route has constant ascends & descends. The trail walks past many picturesque villages and dense forests, crossing thrilling suspension bridges and waterfalls. As you'll be trekking in the Sagarmatha National Park most of the time, you can expect to see alpine wildlife and diverse vegetation.

Mountain Views & Culture

For 11 days, you'll be living a simple lifestyle. The trek offers several opportunities to unwind and relax. During overnight stays in fine villages, you can learn about mountain communities, including the Sherpas. The trail has many stupas, chortens, mani walls, and prayer wheels. To make the Everest Base Camp trek cultural furthermore enriching, you visit ancient monasteries like Khumjung (3,790 m), Tengboche (3,860 m), and Pangboche (3,985 m).

The landscapes are phenomenal along the Everest Base Camp trail. From the very first day of the trek, you get to witness numerous hills and snow-capped mountains unfolding one by one as the elevation rises. Namche Bazaar offers the first glimpse of Mt. Everest (8,849 m). Towering mountains like Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Chamlang (7,319 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Kangetga (6,782 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), etc dominates the trail.

Everest Base Camp Trek 2022/2023 Itinerary

Mount Everest trek begins with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860 m). Land at Lukla airport, where you will meet with the rest of the crew members. The trail then descends along the Dudh Koshi river through a forested path to Phakding (2,610 m). Here, you will spend the first night and trek through the Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) the next day.

The trail crosses the Dudh Koshi river several times and passes by small villages and dense rhododendron forests. From Namche Bazar, you ascend through beautiful rhododendron, pine, oak, etc forests to Tengboche (3,860 m). The trail further ascends through lush forests and terraced fields, crossing old bridges & remote settlements to Dingboche (4,360 m).

You then continue to Lobuche (4,930 m), crossing Dughla pass (4,830 m). From here onwards, you walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep (5,185 m) and follow a steep, boulder-field trail to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). Hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 m) the following morning and descend to Pheriche (4,250 m). The trail drops down to Lukla via Namche Bazar and Phakding.

Trek Difficulty for Beginner Trekkers

If you are a beginner trekker, then the Everest Base Camp trekking can get a bit difficult for you. For experienced trekkers, it is a moderate trek. The route follows numerous ascends & descends along a steep and rocky path. Likewise, you will also trek through the moraine and glacial path. 6 to 7 hours of walking is needed every day, so you have to be physically fit and healthy. As you will be trekking in a remote area, you also have to prepare yourself mentally to adjust to a distinct way of living.

Altitude Sickness

Every day there will be a 500 m to 700 change in altitude, which can trigger altitude sickness. Therefore, you have to acclimate your body along the trail. We have designed our Everest Base Camp trek itinerary, including adequate rest days to allow you ample time to rest and enjoy the journey without rushing.

Preparation

Everest Base Camp trek preparation involves basic physical training. Hiking, cycling, swimming, running, etc are some of the great activities to work on your stamina. Go on regular long walks to form a habit. You have to be in good health and shape to be able to do this trek smoothly. Likewise, you have to understand that you are travelling in a remote area, therefore all the services are paid for and limited. Correct mindset and determination also change the overall Everest Base Camp trekking experience.

Booking

You can book our offered Everest Base Camp trek package or tailor-design itinerary. The Everest Base Camp trek booking is open for 2022 fall and 2023 spring/fall. You talk to our travel consultant for more information or booking assistance here.

If you have a good budget, then you can add a helicopter return from the Everest Base Camp or do a luxury EBC trek. Here are some other moderate treks in the Himalayas; Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and Rara Lake Trek.

Trip Itinerary

It is our regular itinerary if you are looking for a personalized or planning an offline trip. Please, feel free to  share with our travel experts.

  • Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2:Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • Day 3:Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding Village
  • Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 5:Acclimatisation in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 6:Trek to Tengboche Village
  • Day 7:Trek to Dingboche Village
  • Day 8:Acclimatisation in Dingboche
  • Day 9:Trek to Lobuche
  • Day 10:Trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorak Shep (5,185 m)
  • Day 11:Hike to Kala Patthar and descend to Pheriche (4,250 m)
  • Day 12:Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 13:Trek To LUKLA
  • Day 14:Fly to Kathmandu

Say hello to our airport representative upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You can find them with your name placard at the terminal gate. They will escort you to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day as you wish and meet other team members over welcome dinner in the late evening in Thamel.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the hotel
  • MealsWelcome dinner

We have a full day in Kathmandu to look around the city and prepare for the trek. In the morning, we'll be visiting sites like Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The tour will be guided by a professional guide who'll inform us about the monuments and their history. After the tour, we'll take a short break and meet the trek guide in our office. There'll be a short briefing, and we begin packing our trekking essentials in the duffel bag.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the hotel
  • MealsBreakfast only

Duration: 30 minutes flight & 3 hours trek

We'll be flying to Lukla early in the morning. The flight is short and offers stunning mountain views. From Lukla airport, we begin descending towards Phakding village. The trail goes through the lush forested path and small settlement villages. We cross two bridges on the way and get to see the tempting view of Kongde Ri.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,860 m

Duration: 6 hours

The trail from Phakding onwards ascends via rhododendron & magnolia forests. We walk along the banks of the Dudh Koshi river and cross it numerous times. Upon reaching Monjo village, register the permits and follow the trail inside the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail is rugged and passes through a few small villages before we steeply ascend to Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m

Duration: 4-5 hours

We’ll spend a rest day in Namche Bazaar. As we have gained significant elevation, it is important that we take time to acclimatise and rest. In the morning, we go on a short hike to the Hotel Everest View to see the first view of Mt. Everest along with other mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Chamlang, etc. Everest View Hotel is the second highest hotel in the world and also a famous viewpoint. After the hike, we return to Namche Bazaar and explore this beautiful Sherpa town.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,962 m

Duration: 5-6 hours

The trail ascends and descends through lush rhododendron and pine forests. The mountain views are fantastic along the way, and we may come across wildlife like Himalayan tahr, musk deer, pheasants, etc. From Tengboche, we descend to Phunki Thenga and cross a bridge. The trail continues to Tengboche village, where we'll spend the night.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,860 m

Duration: 5 hours

Leaving Tengboche, we walk through dense forests for some time and pass by mani walls, chortens & small villages. The trail descends to Pangboche village and crosses Imja Khola, we walk on an uphill trail that opens up to meadows. Further, walking along terraced fields, we reach Dingboche village. Dingboche village is known as the Summer Valley of the Khumbu region, where barely, paddy & potatoes are grown.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,360 m

We again acclimatise and rest in Dingboche. We go for short hiking, we go for a short visit to island peak base camp or Nagarjun Hill (above 5000m).

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,930 m

Duration: 5 hours

Leaving Dingboche, we descend to the south end of the village and follow an uphill route that passes by a small settlement called Dusa (4,503 m). We keep ascending to Dughla (4,620 m) and cross a bridge before walking on the glacial path that leads to the top of Dughla pass (4,830 m). The trail walks past tombstones and crosses one more bridge before ascending towards Lobuche village.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,930 m

Duration: 7-8 hours

Enjoying the views of the Khumbu Glacier, we ascend and pass by an Italian Research Centre called Pyramid. The trail ascends along the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche pass. It's a zigzag uphill climb to Gorak Shep on a rocky, steep path. Leaving the heavy luggage in our lodge (where we return to spend the night after exploring EBC), we steeply ascend to Everest base camp. The mountain views are excellent.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,364 m

Duration: 7 hours

We hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint early in the morning, passing by memorials of the climbers who died on Mt. Everest. As the day begins to break, the jaw-dropping mountain views unfold. From Kala Patthar, we get to witness one of the best views of Mt. Everest and many other mountains. After the excursion, we’ll descend to Gorak Shep and retrace the path back to Dughla (4,620 m). From here, we follow a different route to Pheriche village

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,644 m

Duration: 6-7 hours

The trail from Pheriche descends past a stone wall and crosses two suspension bridges before reaching Smso Ogma (4,192 m). We then trek through villages like Orsho (4,190 m) and Shomare (4,010 m). The trail crosses another bridge, and we reach Pangboche village (3,930 m). The trail from here goes through lush rhododendron forests and walks past Deboche & Tengboche. From here, we gradually descend to Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,440 m

Duration: 6-7 hours

Leaving Namche Bazaar, the trail descends steeply along the foothills and joins a densely forested route. Trek through remote villages, crossing suspension bridges to Monjo. From here, we walk by rhododendron forests, crossing the Dudh Koshi river numerous times and walk past Phakding before walking on an uphill trail to Lukla.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,860 m

 Duration: 30 minutes

The trek has ended. We'll fly back to Kathmandu today. It's an early morning flight with excellent aerial views of the Himalayas. Upon landing at Kathmandu airport, the team will transfer you to the hotel. Take your time to explore the bustling streets of Thamel and do window shopping, as it's your last day in Kathmandu. We see each other for the last time over a farewell dinner in the late evening.

  • AccommodationOvernight in the hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & farewell dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,300 m

It is our regular itinerary if you are looking for a personalized or planning an offline trip. Please, feel free to share our travel experts.

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trekking 14 Days map

Cost Details

  • Airport pick up and drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • local SIM card with internet and balance.
  • 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu stay.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla Return flight
  • Fully guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu and nearby cities on private vehicle.
  • Government licensed Englsh speaking local Guide with porters.
  • Dinner at local restaurant with cultural show.
  • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in trekking 
  • Tea/ coffee and other local non-alcoholic drinks in trekking.
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation.
  • All land transportation (private vehicles)
  • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
  • All require national park and entry Permit.
  • Duffel/kit bag, sleeping bag, down Jacket, hat .
  • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, for guide and porters.
  • International flight tickets.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 120. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
  • Travel insurance (should include high altitude resuce in an emergency)
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).
  • Personal treeking gear

Dates & Price

Start: FridayOct 21, 2022
End: ThursdayNov 03, 2022
Price US $1350
Status Available
Space 3
 

Essential Info

Best time

The Everest Base Camp trekking best time is March to April and October to November. These months are the time when people from all over the world do this adventurous trek. The temperature gets down to around -6°C at the base camp. The weather remains stable, with good visibility and a pleasant climate.

The mornings and nights are colder than the daytime, so we suggest carrying a sleeping bag and a few warm pieces. Similarly, spring brings lots of flowers with it and makes the trail marvellous. Whereas, in autumn, you will see the biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar, Chhat, and so on.

Accommodation & Meals

Everest Base Camp Trek has the most developed trails in the entire Himalayas. You will find luxury to budget-friendly options to spend the night. Your accommodation in this package is a clean & comfortable lodge with both twin-sharing & single rooms. As per the lodges, the washroom can be private or shared. The rooms are small and cosy but do not have extensive services. In Kathmandu, you will spend the nights in a tourist standard hotel.

The meal option on the EBC trek route is the best. Our Everest Base Camp Trek package covers three meals a day while trekking. In Kathmandu, you'll get breakfasts and two dinners (welcome/farewell). You can choose from the menu as you wish. Dal bhat is the most delicious and fresh option. You get rice and lentil soup with veggies/meat-curry and pickles.

Everest Base Camp Trek cost

Everest Base Camp Trek's cost depends on the services you get during the trek. This trek offers both luxury and budget-friendly experience. The price ranges between USD 1200 to USD 4500 and above. The package cost includes things like ground transportation as per the itinerary, flight from/to Lukla, all the necessary permits, accommodation & meals during the trek, and welcome/farewell dinner. Check out the cost includes and excludes section to know more in detail.

Group/private joining

Join a group trek to base camp Everest or trek privately with us. During the peak trekking seasons, we have a regular departure, so you can join the trek as per your wish. If you are trekking in a big group, then no worries, we'll arrange everything for the group. You can get in touch with us to do the bookings.

Child Policy

Trekking with a child to Everest base camp is possible but not easy. Your toddler should be fit and healthy to cope with high altitude and adjust to the environment. Even though the food option is great on the EBC trail, the taste may not be the same as what your child might be used to. So, there are many limitations. Still, you can do Everest base camp trekking with your toddler with us, and we'll make sure you have a safe & hassle-free venture.

Travel Insurance

Get travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and medical bills in your home country because you cannot get travel insurance in Nepal. We need travel insurance documents to confirm the booking. Everest base camp trek involves unseen risks because of the remote region and high altitude. We require travel insurance to offer you a safe trek and immediate medical assistance (if needed).

 

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is Everest Base Camp Trekking?

    Everest base camp trekking is moderate. The trail demands good fitness and 6 hours of minimum walking. Even though it's a beginner-friendly trek, the high altitude and trodden trail make the trek somewhat difficult.

     
  • We have a range of Everest Base Camp trek packages with different price points. Usually, the trek costs around USD 1200 to USD 4500, depending upon the itinerary and services included in the package. As per your budget, you can do a budget-friendly or luxury trek.

     
  • Yes, a beginner can do the EBC trek. With our expert team, you'll have a hassle-free journey to Mount Everest Base Camp. You should be fit enough to walk 6 hours a day.

     
  • You can reach Everest Base Camp in one and half hours by taking a helicopter flight from Kathmandu, or you can trek to EBC for a couple of weeks, exploring nooks & corners of the Khumbu region. We let you customise the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary as per your time availability. This is a 14 days package, which is the most famous and suitable one.

     
  • You walk 5 to 6 hours a day regularly during the trek, following rugged ascends & descends. Likewise, the meals are low in calories, so you can expect weight loss at the end of the trek. We usually see trekkers losing up to 5kgs doing the Everest Base Camp trek.

     
  • Yes, trekking to Everest Base Camp is worth it. You get to travel in the Himalayas, witness breathtaking views of some of the highest mountains in the world, and learn closely about one of the strongest humans on Earth, Sherpas. This is a lifetime trek with an experience, unlike any other activity.

  • Yes, you'll need a sleeping bag for the Everest base camp trek. A Sleeping bag will keep you extra warm and comfortable. The climate can get cold at nights and in the mornings. The blanket provided in the lodge may not be sufficient enough to keep you warm.

     
  • Yes, there is always snow on the base camp Everest because of the high altitude.

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