Nepal Base Camp Treks(P)Ltd Govt. Regd. No : 144861/071/072 Tourism License No : 1788
  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Region
    Everest
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate/Adventure
  • Mode of Trip: Tea-House / Lodge Basis.
  • Highest elevation: 5364m.
  • Mode of Transport:Both way Domestic Fly
  • Best Time: September to November & March to May
  • Group Size: 2 Trekkers
  • Start/End Point: Lukla to Lukla

Planning your trek for 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek? The EBC trek is located in Sagarmatha Region at the base of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. It is one of the top choices among the trekkers, as this trial is full of adventure. You can create a lifetime memorable experience in the lap of the Himalayas of Nepal with this 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek.

Taking this trail, you will make a way passing some of the most popular remote villages and towns, such as Lukla Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and many more. All these places offer you a unique Sherpa culture and traditions. The trekking in the Himalayas route also offers scenic views of some of the highest mountains in the world. It includes Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many more.

The EBC trek welcomes over a thousand trekkers worldwide each year. The increase in the number of people in this region is not just because of its scenic beauty and cultural immersion but also because of the difficulty level it provides. A person with good physical fitness can complete the trek without any hassle, thus making it beginner-friendly.

Are you planning a 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek? If so, here we are. We, Nepal Base Camp Treks, are a government-registered trekking company. We have been providing travel services in Nepal for over a decade. Booking with us, you will be free from any planning. We cover transportation, meals, accommodations, guides, and porters. Also, we offer a customization itinerary facility for you.

How to Reach Lukla- the Gateway to the Summit?

By Flight

Lukla is a village in Nepal that serves as the gateway to Everest Base Camp. A 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is the quickest and most popular way. There are frequent flights connecting Lukla to Kathmandu, making it convenient for travelers. The flight itself is memorable, offering stunning views of the Himalayas.

  • Flight Cost: A one-way flight from Kathmandu to Lukla ranges from $150 to $200.
  • Where to Get It: Flights can be booked online through various travel websites or at the Kathmandu airport.

From Lukla, you can start your trek through the Sagarmatha region unless you choose to take a helicopter.

By Bus

Another way to reach Lukla is by road, though it takes longer. You can take a bus from Kathmandu to Jiri. From Jiri, you will trek to Lukla, which takes about 5-6 days. This route is more time-consuming but can be an adventure in itself. It offers beautiful scenery and a chance to acclimatize gradually.

  • Bus Cost: The bus ride from Kathmandu to Jiri costs around $10-$15.
  • Where to Get It: Buses to Jiri can be booked from the Kathmandu Bus Station.

This road journey is a great option for those who have more time. It is also perfect for those who want to experience Nepal’s landscape and culture in a more immersive way.

Onset of the Trekking Expedition

We will start our 14-day trek in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. We will spend a day or two preparing and exploring the city. Then, starting our trek, we will travel to Lukla by flight or road. The road trek takes us to Jiri, where we must start our trek towards Lukla. We mostly have the option of taking a scenic flight to Lukla. The bird-eye scenery includes diverse landscapes, terraced fields, lush forests, and snow-capped mountains.

Our walk-in trek journey starts from Lukla. Ascending through many uphill and downhill, we will go through many small villages such as Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and many more. You can experience the rich Sherpa culture and visit ancient monasteries with prayer flags. We take two days of acclimatization in our 14-day trek. With the continuous hike of about 8 days, we will make it to Everest Base Camp.

The next Everest expedition includes hiking to the Kalapatthar, the trek’s highest point at 5545 meters. Then, finally, our journey starts to descend towards Lukla and take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Things to remember: To make the 14-day Everest Base Camp successful, it is necessary to remember several things and adhere to them.

There are several things you should keep in mind if you are trekking to the Everest Region. Remembering the points below, you can have a successful and enjoyable 14-day trek to Everest Base Camp.

  • Rest Properly: Ensure adequate rest to prevent altitude sickness. Ascend gradually and take acclimatization days seriously.
  • Layer Your Clothing: Lower regions like Phakding, Lukla, and parts of Namche Bazaar are less cold. Temperatures drop significantly above 4,000 meters, so layer your clothing to stay warm.
  • Choose the Right Season: The best times to trek are from September to early December and mid-March to June. Each trekking season has its benefits.
  • Spring Blooms: Mid-March to June is less cold and offers views of wildflowers, especially in lower altitude regions like Gokyo Lake Valley.
  • Prepare for Cold: The Khumbu Icefall and surrounding glacier-filled areas are always cold, so be prepared with appropriate gear.
  • Hydrate Well: Staying hydrated helps with acclimatization and overall health during the trek.
  • Monitor Weather: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and be prepared for sudden changes in conditions.

Everest Base Camp Trek (14 Days Itinerary )

Day 1: Your Arrival Day in Kathmandu Airport (1,340m/4,430ft).

Day 2: 35 minutesFly to Lukla,trek to Phakding( 2650m/8745ft).

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m/11,352ft).

Day 4: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,352ft).

Day 5: 4-5 hours Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3880m/12800ft).

Day 6: From Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche village (4,340 m).

Day 7: Dingboche: Acclimatization, 4 hours (4km).

Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuje (4910m/16200ft) via Thukla.

Day 9: Lobuje to Gorakshep (5180 m/17,094ft).

Day 10: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar(5,545m/18,295ft).

Day 11: Trek down from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280) ft.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft).

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu overnight Hotel.

Day 14: Your Final departure or self-explore in city temples.

Trip Highlights

  • Experiencing the dramatic take-off and landing at Lukla, the gateway to Everest Base Camp.
  • Guided by 25+ years of experience, local guides, and porters from Lukla.
  • Enjoying 5 nights with attached bathrooms and hot showers at Namche, Phakding, and Lukla.
  • Following an Acute Mountain Sickness-friendly and flexible itinerary.
  • Immersing in the Sherpa culture and traditions of the Himalayan people.
  • Crossing several high-suspension hanging bridges and exploring Tibetan Buddhism and its practices.
  • Reaching the highest trekking base camp of the tallest mountain, known as the roof of the world.
  • Admiring the incredible and breathtaking views of Mount Everest.
  • Watching the sunrise and sunset from Kalapathar.
  • Staying in the best comfortable accommodations and enjoying hygienic meals daily from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

14 Day Everest Base Camp Trek Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our guide will meet you and transfer you to our hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. After checking in and refreshing, we will gather with the group for a detailed briefing on our 14-day Everest Base Camp hike. To kick off your adventure, you can enjoy a traditional Nepalese dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins flights) and trek to Monjo 2,860 m – 05 hrs.

Early in the morning, we will embark on a thrilling flight to Lukla, known for its dramatic mountain airstrip and stunning aerial views of the Himalayas. Upon landing, our trek begins as we descend towards the Dudh-Kosi River valley. Passing through picturesque Sherpa villages like Phakding, nestled amidst terraced fields and prayer flags, we will follow the meandering river upstream to reach Monjo.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.

Today’s trek involves a gradual ascent through lush rhododendron and pine forests within Sagarmatha National Park. Crossing several suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags, we will ascend steeply from the Dudh-Kosi River valley towards Namche Bazaar. En route, we will pass through the park entrance at Jorsalle, where we might encounter wildlife such as Himalayan thar and musk deer. As we approach Namche Bazaar, the bustling hub of the Khumbu region, we will be greeted by panoramic views of Everest and Lhotse.

Day 04: A day at Namche Bazaar hike to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung, Khunde.

We will take a well-deserved rest day in Namche Bazaar to properly acclimate. We can also take an optional hike to Everest View Hotel. It offers panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Alternatively, we can explore nearby Khumjung and Khunde villages, visit ancient monasteries, and immerse ourselves in Sherpa culture.

Day 05: Trek to Deoboche 3,760 m via Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs. 

Leaving Namche Bazaar, our trek resumes with a scenic ascent towards Thyangboche Monastery, one of the most significant monasteries in the Everest region. Surrounded by rhododendrons and fir forests, the monastery offers a serene setting for spiritual reflection and stunning views of Everest and Ama Dablam. After exploring the monastery and perhaps witnessing the monks’ prayer ceremonies, we will descend through fragrant juniper forests to Deboche village. Nestled in a tranquil valley, Deboche provides a peaceful atmosphere for our overnight stay.

Day 06:  Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.

Today’s trek begins with a gradual descent to the Imjatse River, followed by a climb through alpine meadows and yak pastures. Passing through Pangboche, the highest permanent settlement in the region, we will visit the historic Pangboche Monastery, believed to house the scalp of a Yeti. Continuing our ascent, we will arrive in Dingboche, a wide valley with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam and Island Peak. Dingboche is an ideal place for acclimatization, offering optional hikes to nearby viewpoints or leisurely exploring the village.

Day 07: At Dingboche with a rest day for a short hike and excursion.

We had a rest day at Dingboche to properly acclimate before reaching our main destination. Optional activities include a hike to Chhukung, a small village at 4,725 meters, offering panoramic views of the Imjatse Valley and surrounding peaks. We will relax and enjoy the serene mountain views, preparing for the higher altitudes.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.

After a nice and pleasant stop at Dingboche, a morning walk leads to a short steep climb with excellent views of peaks, and then walks on the gradual uphill trail to reach Thugla for lunch, where massive Khumbu glaciers melt into raging rivers. Her path from Pheriche and Dingboche joins the Everest Base Camp route, and after a break, a steep climb for an hour to Thugla passes. From here, there is a nice walk to Lobuche for an overnight stop. Arriving in Lobuche, a small settlement nestled amidst rocky terrain, we will be surrounded by a dramatic Himalayan landscape.

Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs.

Today is the highlight of our trek towards Everest Base Camp, the ultimate destination. Following the rocky moraine path and crossing glacial streams, we will navigate through the Khumbu Icefall, a challenging yet exhilarating section of the journey. We will finally reach the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, located at the foot of the mighty Khumbu Icefall, we will be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. After celebrating our achievement and capturing memorable photos, we will return to Gorakshep for a well-deserved rest.

Day 10: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and walk to Pheriche 3,210 m – 05hrs.

Before dawn, we will embark on a steep ascent to Kalapatthar, the trek’s highest point at 5,545 meters. We will witness a breathtaking sunrise over Everest from the summit, revealing the mountain’s majestic beauty in the first light of day. The panoramic views from Kalapatthar include Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and numerous other Himalayan giants. Descending to Gorakshep for breakfast, we will continue our trek downhill to Pheriche, enjoying the descent through alpine meadows and yak grazing pastures.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 07 hrs.

Our descent continues as we retrace our steps through familiar trails towards Namche Bazaar. We will descend to the Dudh-Kosi River valley by passing through Thyangboche Monastery and enjoying the panoramic views of Everest and Ama Dablam. Crossing suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags, we will traverse lush forests and picturesque Sherpa villages. Arriving back in Namche Bazaar, we will have time to explore the vibrant markets and bustling streets.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.

On our final day of trekking, we will descend gently through lush forests and small Sherpa villages. Passing through Phakding and crossing the Dudh-Kosi River via suspension bridges, we will enjoy the final views of the rushing waters below. A last uphill climb will bring us back to Lukla, where we began our trekking adventure. In the evening, a farewell dinner will be hosted, where we can share our stories and experiences from the Everest Base Camp trek with our guide and fellow trekkers.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

We bid farewell to the Everest region with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu, offering a last glimpse of the majestic Himalayas from above. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will transfer to our hotel and enjoy leisure time relaxing or exploring the vibrant city streets. In the evening, a farewell dinner will be hosted, where we can share our stories and experiences from the Everest Base Camp trek with our guide and fellow trekkers.

Day 14: International departure homeward bound.

Our unforgettable Mount Everest Base Camp trek comes to an end. The trek will take a final stroll through the bustling streets of Kathmandu, savoring the last moments in Nepal, the land of the world’s highest mountains. Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for our onward journey, carrying cherished memories and a profound sense of accomplishment from trekking in the shadow of the Himalayan giants

Cost Details

14Days-Full Package Trip/Tour Cost Included:

  • All airport transfers international/domestic, anytime arrive/departure
  • Star***3 Deluxe Room (2nights) Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast Basis
  • 11-Nights Twin sharing accommodations on trek
  • Around flight fares Kathmandu–Lukla Via Ramechhap–Kathmandu w/ Domestic airport taxes
  • All necessary trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS or Sherpa fees)
  • Best trekking guide from Lukla to Lukla
  • Porter Every Two Trekkers (Single Group Guide Will help some weight)
  • Guide expenses with his salaries, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
  • Meals (12 Breakfast,  11 Lunch,  and 11 Dinner) of your choice with Tea/Coffee
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as the down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles, and duffel bag/daysacks
  • Everest Base Camp Route Map

Tour Excluding Following Services

  • Visa fee
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara City
  • Personal Travelling Insurance
  • All expenses (not mentioned) during the trek
  • wifi, drinking water, and hot water to take a shower during the trek
  • Tip for tour guide & porters

Permits For EBC Trek

You need two main permits for the Everest trek: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit.

The Sagarmatha National Park Permit is essential for entering the national park where Mount Everest is located. You can obtain this permit either at the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or at the park’s entrance in Monjo, which costs around $30. This permit helps fund the conservation efforts within the park and its wildlife.

The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit is required for trekking in the Khumbu region, including areas like Lukla and Namche Bazaar. You can get this permit in Lukla or Monjo for about $20. This permit supports local development and the maintenance of trekking routes. Together, these permits ensure that trekkers contribute to the preservation and infrastructure of the region they are exploring.

Meals and Accommodations

Accommodations in teahouses are basic but adequate, typically featuring rooms with two single beds and provided bedding. A sleeping bag for extra warmth is recommended, especially in higher-altitude locations. Lower-altitude teahouses may offer additional amenities such as hot showers (often for an extra fee), Western-style toilets, and Wi-Fi. In contrast, higher-altitude teahouses have more basic facilities, squat toilets, and fewer amenities. Room rates are generally low, around – per night, but there is an expectation that trekkers will dine at the teahouse where they are staying.

During the trek to Everest Base Camp, meals and accommodations are primarily provided by teahouses along the route. These teahouses offer a variety of meals, including:

  • Breakfast: like porridge, eggs, toast, and pancakes
  • Lunch and dinner: rice, noodles, soups, and the traditional Nepali dal bhat.

Snacks and drinks, including tea, coffee, and bottled water, are also available, though it’s advisable to bring water purification tablets to save money and reduce plastic waste. As you ascend, the cost of food increases due to the logistical challenges of transporting supplies to higher altitudes.

Packing List

All these items will help you stay warm, dry, and comfortable throughout your trek to Everest Base Camp. Make sure to check the weather forecast and adjust your packing list accordingly.

  • Backpack (30-40 liters) for day use
  • Duffel Bag
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Trekking Poles
  • Trekking Boots
  • Hiking Socks
  • Base Layer
  • Trekking Pants
  • Insulating Layer (fleece jacket or down jacket)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Gloves
  • Warm Hat
  • Sun Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp
  • Water Bottles
  • Water Purification Tablets or Filter
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Personal Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, wet wipes, etc.)

Optional Items

  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Portable Charger or Solar Charger
  • Snacks (energy bars, nuts, dried fruit)
  • Trekking Map or Guidebook

FAQs

What is the best time of year to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The best times are generally spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These seasons offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures.

Do I need to have trekking experience to go to Everest Base Camp?

While prior trekking experience is beneficial, Everest Base Camp is accessible to anyone with good fitness and determination. The trek can be challenging due to altitude. Thus, you need to have adequate physical preparation and mental readiness.

How do I prepare for high altitude during the trek?

To prepare for altitude during the trek. It is important to acclimatize properly. This involves rest days, staying hydrated, ascending gradually, and recognizing symptoms such as headaches or nausea.

Are there ATMs or places to withdraw money along the trekking route?

While some larger villages like Namche Bazaar have ATMs, they may not always be reliable due to power outages or network issues. Carrying enough Nepalese rupees in cash is advisable to cover your expenses throughout the trek.

What kind of wildlife can be encountered along the Everest Base Camp trek?

The trek passes through the Sagarmatha National Park. Thus, you can encounter various wildlife species, such as Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and several species of birds. However, the chances are minimal as these animals try to avoid human presence.

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Client Reviews

Lyle Clancy

Brisbane Australia

In October 2014, 2015 I completed another wonderful family trek in Nepal to Langtang and Gosainkund lakes thanks to Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks”. I first met Sappa in 2008 on a family Gokyo Lakes Trek and EBC Trek. At that time, I was greatly impressed by the highly professional approach he took to mountain guiding. I’m very happy to report that in 2014 nothing has changed. Sappa continues to maintain an exceptionally high standard of service and this together with his warm, generous and engaging personality ensured everyone in our party had an amazing time during their visit to Nepal.

We were treated to fantastic traditional Nepalese food and cultural performances at welcoming and farewell dinners in Kathmandu; expertly and safely guided over 14 days of trekking through an incredibly beautiful landscape; and provided with detailed and knowledgeable commentary during our tours of all the main sites around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. I’m very happy to report that the organisation of our transport, sightseeing, accommodation and trekking arrangements was first rate and that over three weeks everything ran very smoothly indeed. Overall, Sappa‘s vast guiding experience and mountain knowledge ensured that our itinerary was structured in such a way that it provided us with a good deal of flexibility and ample time to absorb the magnificent mountain views while trekking, as well as not being rushed on our tours of Kathmandu and surrounds.

On this trip, a few in our party were first time trekkers. What a fantastic introduction to trekking in the Nepal Himalaya they received thanks to the great care and attention to every little detail provided by Sappa and his fabulous support crew Manoj, Shankar and Suraj. Thank you Sappa,for also keeping up the tradition of supplying us with bananas and chocolate bars. I must also mention that the pomegranate seeds the crew provided to us on our way to Langtang was an unexpected but greatly appreciated treat. Importantly, from a safety aspect, we were more than pleased to find that Nepal Base Camp Treks used modern four wheel drive vehicles to take us to the start of our trek in Syabrubesi and also for the return journey from Dhunche. We were also very impressed to observe that Sappa and his company take very good care of their support crews.

If you are planning to visit Nepal, I have no hesitation in recommending Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks” for trouble free trekking and touring. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait for my next trek with Sappa, which will be around Manaslu trek.

Christian Bank

Germany

German Language: Wir haben mit Sappa und einem Träger im Mai 2011 eine elftägige Trekking Tour durch die Langtang und Helambu Region gemacht. Wir sind das Langtang Tal von Syrabrubesi bis Kanjin Gompa hoch gewandert und dann über die Gosainkunde Seen, den Laurebina Pass und die Helambu Region nach Kathmandu zurückgekehrt. Der Trek war einfach wundervoll! Er führt durch verschiedene Vegetationszonen mit reicher Flora und Fauna und überwältigenden Aussichten auf die Gipfel des Himalaya. Darüber hinaus bot der Trek einen tiefen Einblick die die Tamang Kultur und das Leben und die Tradition der nepalesischen und tibetanischen Bevölkerung.

Sappa ist ein sehr erfahrener Führer, der die Gegend sehr gut kennt. Er verstand es perfekt, die Länge der täglichen Etappen und die Trekkinggeschwindigkeit auf unsere Wünsche und Bedürfnisse anzupassen und war insbesondere ein guter Ratgeber bei Fragen zur Höhenkrankheit. Sappa hat sich um alle Angelegenheiten mit den Lodges, den örtlichen Behörden, den Taxi- und Busfahrern etc. gekümmert. Er hat alle unsere Fragen zu den verschiedenen Bergketten und -gipfeln zur Länge der Auf- und Abstiege und zu den anderen Details der Gegend bereitwillig und mit großer Begeisterung beantwortet. Es war eine große Freude, ihm bei den Anekdoten aus dem Leben der Nepalesen, der Religion, Politik und Natur zuzuhören. Mit seiner Begeisterung und seinem Humor hat Sappa den Trek zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis gemacht. Wir können Sappa als erfahrenen, verständnisvollen und sympathischen Führer uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Nach den elf Tagen in der Einsamkeit des Himalaya ist aus unserem Führer ein Freund geworden.”

Adriano Rosa

Curitiba – Brasil

Sappa é o cara. Visitei o Nepal em duas ocasiões. Na primeira ele foi meu guia no circuito Annapurna, onde caminhamos por 21 dias. Na segunda ele nos guiou nos treks Langtang, Gosainkunda e Helambu por 17 dias. Alem disso, ele foi nosso guia no trek Cheppang Hills. Como se não bastasse, fizemos também o clássico Base Camp Everest partindo de Jiri e passando por Renjo La e Cho La, em 24 dias com o seu irmão Lako. O Nepal é um pais maravilhoso e a companhia de um guia como Sappa fez toda a diferença, pois ele nos explicou muito sobre a cultura local, religião, situação política/conflitos no pais e como funciona a sociedade no Nepal em geral. Ele fala muito bem inglês, é muito bem humorado e as risadas estão garantidas. Pra resumir, você começa a trilha com um guia e termina com um amigo. Recomendo-o sem hesitar. Se tiver perguntas pode me escrever.