Trek Duration : 14 Days
Mode of Trip : Lodge / Tea House
Destination : Everest Base camp & Kalapather
Maximum Altitude : 5545M
Best Time : March to May and October /November
Group Size : 2-12
14 days Everest Base camp Trek journey Follow the footsteps of legends to the foot of world’s highest peak: a true symbol of challenge and adventure. Everest’s daunting peak is so high that trekking to its base camp is itself an adrenaline pump. Many trekkers refer this journey as “the step to heaven”; every twist and turn on a
trail provides new photographic opportunities.
The classic Everest Base Camp Trek-14 days starts and ends in Kathmandu. A pre-trip discussion in Kathmandu is followed by a short trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla – the actual starting point of trek. Spend several days walking around Gumbas, billowing prayer flags, magical forest and imposing snowy peaks; and evenings in local tea houses offering warm hospitality and delicious local cuisine.
14 days Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary is designed to minimize AMS risk by limiting daily gain in altitude and scheduling acclimatization period. We will acclimatize at Namche Bazaar: explore town and hike to Khumjung for traditional view of Sherpa culture.
Further hike to the hilltop village of Tengboche and explore the monastery nestled against the backdrop of Ama Dablam. Continue through Pangboche to Dingboche; from here, the temperature drops significantly and tree line gives way to alpine scrub; then rock and snow. After a night at Lobuche, hike to Gorkashep (the highest settlement) for lunch and walk along the glacier to the Base Camp. Gaze the fabled Khumbu Ice Fall; ancient Khumbu glacier and jagged peaks from Base Camp. A pre-sunrise climb to Kalapatthar ensures an unobstructed view of Everest’s windblown summit, the South Col, Nuptse and
the lower glacier.The easier four days downhill hike uses an alternative lower route and overnight in different villages.
Best Season to trek Everest Base Camp
(Mid-September – Mid-December) in autumn and (March – May) in spring are the best time of the year for Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather tends to remain stable with great views but nights are cold and can drop down to freezing in higher elevation. Pack sleeping bag for extra warmth.
Winter (December – February) is also favorable for EBC trek, the only issue is cold and snow. Get prepared to tackle the challenges: pack all the essential winter stuffs.
Trekking Everest in Summer (June – July) is highly affected by rain but it could be paradise for keen botanist. There is high risk of landslide, flood and avalanche in Everest region: better don’t trek EBC in
Difficulty of Everest Base Camp Trek
With good preparation and self-determination, the average weekend hikers can complete this trek
comfortably. The first thing you need to know is that the trek does not requires technical skills: it is
basically a long walk with numbers of ups and downs.
However, there are some factors that make it really difficult. Altitude is the prime thing you need to consider while trekking on EBC trial. Mountain sickness is common on route; so, acclimatize your body properly before making another gain in altitude. Also stay hydrated and walk on gradual pace.
The second factor is its length. The 65km (one way) long trail with countless steep sections create
challenges for novice. But with proper rest and slow pace, the distance might not bother you.
14 days Everest Base camp Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m) – 35min, 8km, 3 – 4 hours
Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 10 km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3867m) – 8km/ 5 – 6 hours
Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche (4410m) – 10km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 07: Dingboche – Lobuche (4910m) – 7km, 5 – 6 hours
Day 08: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5140m) – Everest base camp (5364m) – 15km, 8 – 10 hours (most
Day 09: Gorak Shep – Kala Pattar (5545m) and trek to Pheriche (4260m) – 15km, 8 – 10 hours
Day 10: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 15km, 8 – 9 hours
Day 11: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2840m) – 18km, 7 – 8 hours
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m) – 35 minutes
Day 13: Rest Day in Kathmandu
Day 14: Depart Kathmandu or extend your trip
Note: All the estimated trekking hours and distance of Everest Base Camp Trek routes are
calculated in approximate values and offer just a rough guide. Trekking hours highly depends on
your physicality and pace.
Also note that clouds and turbulent weather is common phenomenon in Himalayan range. It is
therefore possible that flights to and from Lukla/Kathmandu may get delayed for few hours or
even get cancelled for a day or more. Though very rare, delays and cancellations also happen in
peak season of March – May or September – November.
Therefore, to compensate the flight delays and cancellations: we included the contingency (rest)
day in Itinerary (Day 13). If everything goes smoothly, we can use the buffer day to explore the
timeless heritage sites of Kathmandu OR simply depart or plan for another trip in Day 13.
14 Days Everest Base camp Trek Cost
Single, Solo Trekkers: $ 1,350-
2, 3 People Group; 1,200 Per person
4, 5 People group: 1,150 Per person
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- Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer To hotel. 1,396 m
- Fly to Lukla- (35 Minuit) Hike to Phakding, 3 hrs,-2,640 m,
- Trek to Namche Bazzar. 3,440m- 6 hrs
- Free day- Acclimation In Namche Bazzar
- Trek to Tyamgboche, 3,800m – 05 hrs.
- Trek to Dingboch 4,200 m – 05 hrs.
- Trek to Lobuche 4,920m – 05 hrs.
- Trek to Gorakhshep(5,170m) Lunch then trek to Everest base camp (5,356 m) back to Goraksheph- 5,170 m– 08 hrs.
- Hike to Kalapather (5,545 m) Everest Sunrise view then Trek back to Phiriche -4,240m, 06 hrs.
- Trek back to Namche Bazzar 3,450 m – 06 hours.
- Trek back to Lukla (2,840 m) 6-7 hrs
- Morning fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
- Free Day-In case flight cancels. it happen a lot even high season.
- International departure homeward bound.
- Arrival in Kathmandu (1,396 m.)You may arrive at Kathmandu anytime. Our airport representative will meet your outside the terminal building. Look for your name on display card. He will escort you to your hotel which takes around 25 minutes. Take your time to refresh and rest. Later we will introduce you to your trek leader; he will brief you about the plans and programs and check the necessities.Overnight in Kathmandu
- Take morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,830 m.) and trek to Phakding (2,640 m., 4-hour trek).After breakfast, we drive to the domestic airport for a scenic trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla – in Khumbu region, the south of Everest. Meet your local porters and start your trekking adventure along Dudh Koshi River: to Cheplung (2,700m) and Ghat (2,530m). Another hour’s walk takes you to small settlement of Phakding.Overnight in Phakding
- Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m., 6-hour trek)After breakfast, we walk through a pine forest and continue our walk that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. We then cross suspension bridge before Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. We climb on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the largest town in the Everest region.Overnight in Namche Bazaar
- Rest at Namche Bazaar.Today we explore Namche Bazaar which is the major town of the Everest or Khumbu region. It houses governmental offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants and a colorful market. Also we can hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on.If you are interested in day hike, we can hike to Khumjung Village which provides clearer view of Sherpa culture and tradition than Namche. We can explore Hillary School and a monastery which houses a scalp of yeti.Overnight in Namche Bazaar
- Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,800 m., 5-hour trek)The trail from Namche to Phunki is easy and pleasant. From here we climb up to Tengboche village which houses famous Tengboche Monastery – the largest monastery of Everest region. It falls inside the territory of Sagarmatha National Park (UNSECO heritage site of great natural value). The monastery is nestled against the backdrop of Mt. Ama Dablam and offer the best view of Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Thamserku. Tengboche monastery opens at 3:00 PM, so if we reach there by 3 o’clock we can enjoy a Buddhist religious ceremony.Overnight in Tengboche
- Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,200 m., 5-hour trek)
Today the trail descends and walks through the forested route of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. On the way, we can catch the best view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja Khola River to reach Pangboche. From here, we walk through upper Pangboche trail with the good view of Himalayan vistas and Pangboche Monastery. We continue further through Imja Valley and Lobuche River before climbing to Dingboche. Dingboche is small stone walled village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields. Walls are set up to protect crops from icy winds and grazing yaks.Overnight in Dingboche
- Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,920 m., 5-hour trek).After breakfast, we walk on a trail that rises to a ridge: views of Taboche and Cholatse are majestic. Then we continue through yak pastures to a wooden bridge and Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft). Next we climb steeply for an hour up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Here we will discover the large group of stone-pine dedicated to the lost climbers and Sherpas during their Everest expedition. It also serves the awe-inspiring views of Khumbutse, Lingtren and Pumori. Everest is hidden behind the towering Nuptse – Lhotse wall. Walk along the valley and climb for an hour to reach Lobuche.Overnight in Lobuche
- Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m.) continue to Everest Base Camp and back to Gork Shep (5,356 m., 8-hour trek)Today is long yet rewarding day. We follow the windblown rocky path along the arid Khumbu moraine to the last settlement of Gorak Shep. After lunch, we walk on a feint trail to the world’s highest base camp, on the Khumbu Glacier: opposite the dreaded icefall – the most challenging part of an Everest ascent. In April/May, the trail is busy with porters carrying supplies and the site riot of colorful tents set on icy plains. Base camp don not have the view of Everest but offers wonderful view of Khumbu icefalls and Lhotse-Nuptse gigantic wall. Trek back to Gorakshep for overnight.Overnight in Gorak Shep.
- Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m.) and continue trekking to Pheriche (4,240 m. 5-hour trek).
A pre-sunrise start is needed to avoid morning cloud. Climb uphill for 2 – 3 hours up to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to enjoy the sunrise on the top of world’s highest peak, Everest. We walk on a fairly steep trail at gradual pace. As we are climbing up the ridge, we can admire Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse mountains. The views from the summit is outstanding. After spending some moments at the peak, we retrace back to Gorak Shep which is easier than climbing up to Kala Patthar.After lunch, we descend down to Pheriche for comfortable night.Overnight in Pheriche
- Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazzar (3,450 m., 6-hour trek).Today we descend down approximately 2,000ft and walk on a trail with numbers of ups and downs. We climb down through hillside endowed with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We climb down rapidly through forested trail where we can discover mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds. The trail reaches Sansa from where we get the great view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. Further we walk on a zigzag trail through forest before reaching Namche Bazaar.Overnight in Namche Bazaar
- Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840 m., 6-hour trek).After breakfast, we descend down through a rocky terrain. The majority of today’s trail goes alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross suspension bridges multiple times, pass several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla, we take a well-deserved rest and celebrate with our porters as they will not accompany us back to Kathmandu.Overnight in Lukla
- Take flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
We will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of our plane for returning back to Kathmandu. Then, we will transfer back to our hotel.Overnight in Kathmandu
- Free day
Today we have free day in case of flight cancellation from Lukla to Kathmandu. In case the trip runs smoothly as per planned schedule, we spend our day exploring the sights and sounds of Kathmandu.Overnight in Kathmandu
- Transfer to the airport and departure from Nepal to your destination
Your adventure holiday in Nepal comes to an end today. Adventure Great Himalaya’s representative will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport right on scheduled time.Farewell!!!
- All Airport Transfer (Airport – Hotel – Airport)
- Hotel in Kathmandu: 3 nights at 2, 3 star hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast, Free Wi-Fi , 24 Hour Hot Water, TV, Air condition/ Heater
- Trekking Permit: Necessary All Trekking Permit and company paperwork.
- Domestic flight Ticket: (KTM-LUK-KTM) Limit weight is 16 kg per person.
- Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking trekking guide (including his well-paid salary, meals, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and guide’s flight etc.) He is fully insured and well-equipment
- Trekking Porter: Carry your bag pack. a Strong Sherpa Porter include his well paid salary, meals, insurance, accommodation
- Meals:- 3 Meals a day during the trekking ( Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
- All Lodge Accommodation & Breakfast : 11 Night Twin Sharing Lodge to lodge Accommodation & Breakfast during the trek
- Trekking Equipment: Sleeping bag, Down Jacket,walking poles
- Everest Trekking map,Walking Poles if needed.
- Company T-Shirt, Duffel Bag
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- All Government Taxes and Service charge.
- Welcome or Farewell Dinner in Nepalese Cultural Restaurant.
- International Air fair and Nepal entry visa fee
- Travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- The entire bar bills like coke, beer, Hot shower, Hot and Bottle Drinks
- Wi-Fi , Electronic Device re-Charge
- Additional cost by out of management control due to bad weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition etc
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