14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
Mount Everest or locally known as Sagarmatha is the world’s highest peak. It has always been the top choice amongst the trekkers. It’s base camp is where the trekking concludes and the expedition is always full of adventure. The trekkers would get a lifetime experience in the lap of the Himalayas of Nepal.

With exclusive picturesque beauty to capture, the south face of the Everest Base Camp trip has always been popular. The incredible view of the sun going down is one of them.

Understanding the area, season and location will ensure the trekkers reach to the destination safely. The base camp is located in the south face of the mighty Mt. Everest which lies in the region of Sagarmatha in Nepal.

How to Reach Lukla- the Gateway to the Summit?

By Flight
Lukla, a village in Nepal, serves as the gateway to the highest summit. Taking a 40-minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is going to save you time. There are frequent flights connecting this village to the capital town of Nepal.

The flight journey from Kathmandu to Lukla is itself a full of memories. One can view the scenic beauty of the Himalayas from the flight. From Lukla, one can trek all the places from the Sagarmatha region only if you one does not opt for helicopter service.

By Bus
Besides the flight, one can reach Lukla by road as well. A bus ride to Jiri and then reaching out to the point of trek is another way out. However, this is going to be time taking and would take almost 6 days to reach Lukla.

Onset of the Trekking Expedition
Lukla is situated at a height of 2800MSL and stretches up to 5643MSL near the Everest Base Camp. The key to successfully reaching the spot is to ascend gradually on daily basis and without hurrying owing to the sudden increase in the elevation.

Things to Remember
To make the 14-day Everest Base Camp successful, it is necessary to keep in mind several things and adhering to them.

  • Trekking needs to be done with a proper rest as it might lead to altitude sickness. The lower regions like Phakding, Lukla, and some part of Namche Bazaar will be less cold. As one ascends above 4000 meters, temperature starts to dip and gets colder.
  • The entire hiking year is divided into two parts- September to Early December & Mid-March to June.

Trekkers prefer these two different seasons. While the time during Mid-March to June is less cold and one can have a glimpse of several wildflowers on the lower altitude region of Gokyo Lake Valley.

The other time of expedition is colder, and by the time of December, it’s extremely cold. However, the skies are clear during the winter. There are trekkers who prefer these colder months for expedition as they want to experience the coldest of the weather. The region has always remained the coldest as Khumbu Ice Fall and the surrounding places are full of glaciers.

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-Day 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 info

Trip Highlights


World's Dramatic take on/off in Lukla gateway to Everest Base Camp


25+ years experienced local guide and porter from Lukla


5 nights attached bathroom with hot shower at Namche, Phakding, and Lukla


Acute Mountain Sickness friendly and flexible itinerary


Sherpa Culture and tradition of Himalayan people


Crossing Several High suspension Hanging Bridges


Tibetan Buddhism and practice


2 rest and acclimatization days before gain the Everest Base Camp


Eye touching Closure view of Himalayas en-route and return


Highest Trekking Base camp of tallest Mountain (known as the roof of the world)


Incredible Breathtaking view ofMount Everest Sunrise & Sunset from Kalapathar


Best Comfortable Accommodation and hygiene meals every day from Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Itinerarys

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport meet our guide and staff for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu, after checking in and getting refreshed join with the group for briefing on Everest base camp trek of 13 days duration, includes dinner in a nice Nepalese Restaurants.

 

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins flights) and trek to Monjo 2,860 m - 05 hrs.Morning flight to Lukla with views of Mt. Everest and arrays of peaks during 30 mins flight toLukla, where first day walk starts to reach overnight stop at Monjo village.Walk is easier on the downhill path with short ups past several Sherpa villages and into coniferous forest with tall rhododendron-pines and oak trees following Dudh-Kosi River and past Phakding to Monjo. 

 

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
Today a long climb to reach Namche Bazaar, at first entering Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village, (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese and Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother').From here pleasant walk on river bed leading to a climb for few hours into forested areas with views of snow-capped peaks, as our walk reaches you at Namche Bazaar.At Namche afternoon free to explore streets of Namche Bazaar full of shops, stores, and many good restaurants with bakeries, Namche holds Saturday Market once a week.

 

Day 04: A day at Namche Bazaar hike to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung, Khunde.At Namche acclimatization day with a hike to Everest View Hotel above 3,880 m high offers tremendous views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse and Ama Dablam with other lesser peaks, walk leads to a climb to reach at Syangboche with a small old airstrip and runways.From here walk is easier with a gradual climb up to Everest View Hotel, the first of its kind around Khumbu and Everest areas, built in early 1970’s using Syangboche airstrip to bring its clients and customers.This nice deluxe hotel offers amazing views of Everest located within nice forested areas above Khumjung and Khunde village.Options of a walk to Khumjung and Khunde villages located on a glacial valley beneath the holy peak Khumbila (patron god of Khumbu Sherpa), walk downhill to Khumjung visit its old monastery which treasures a scalp believed to of Yeti in a glass box.From here walk to Khunde village on the same valley visit the only hospital of Khumbu region built by late Edmund Hillary Trust, after a pleasant walk returns back on the downhill trail to Namche Bazaar.

 

Day 05: Trek to Deoboche 3,760 m via Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs. From Namche walk up to Namche ridge with excellent views of Everest, Ama-Dablam and other adjoining peaks, after a climbing walk leads on gradual and scenic winding path then on downhill to Imjatse River to reach at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon with uphill climb into tall rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.After few hours of scenic climb reaching  Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kongde with magnificent Mt. Ama Dablam, afternoon time to explore Thyangboche monastery of great interest and observing young monks and priest with prayer chanting that fills this beautiful environment.Thyangboche surrounded with lovely green woods, holds an important colorful festival Mani-Rimdu every year in the month of October as per Buddhist Luna calendar.With the visit of the monastery, a short walk downhill brings you to an isolated spot in Deoboche amidst woodland of rhododendron and pines tree lines.

 

Day 06:  Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.Morning walks downhill to reach Imjatse River, crossing the bridge and then into an open country where tree lines fade, and then uphill to Pangboche village at 3,900 meters.Pangboche last permanent village on route Everest Base Camp, Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue to walk with a short climb to Dingboche village for an overnight stop, located on scenic wide Imjatse valley with excellent views of Ama Dablam North Face with stunning Island Peak.

 

Day 07: At Dingboche with a rest day for short hike and excursion.At Dingboche with a rest day for proper acclimatization before reaching our main destination and highlight at Everest base camp, morning an optional hike to Chhukung which at 4,725 m high a walk of 5-6 hours both ways, with an incredible panorama of peaks within beautiful Imjatse valley.

 

 Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.After a nice and pleasant stop at Dingboche, morning walk leads to a short steep climb with excellent views of peaks and then walking on the gradual uphill trail to reach Thugla for lunch, where massive Khumbu glaciers melt into raging rivers.Here path from Pheriche and Dingboche joins on route Everest Base Camp, after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, where you can see stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing on Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains. From here a nice walk to Lobuche for an overnight stop.

 

Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with a short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath the lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapatthar rocky hill.The walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with the experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop.

 

Day 10: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and walk to Pheriche 3,210 m - 05hrs.Early morning climb on top Kalapatthar at 5,545 m, the highest point of the adventure with a fantastic panorama of mountains facing Mt. Everest at close distance.After a great moment with excellent views descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Pheriche around the windy valley.

 

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 07 hrs. Walk leads on easy path with short climb and descend to Pangboche village and then on same route from Pangboche onward to reach scenic Thyangboche Monastery, allowing you with more time on this beautiful spot for more views, from Thyangboche walk downhill to a river with uphill for an hour, and then with nice pleasant walk back to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop.

 

Day 12: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.From Namche, our last day walk of the adventure leads to a long descend on the same route towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance to reach at Monjo village, from here on the gentle gradual trail crossing bridges to reach Phakding.From Phakding on the way to Lukla with few ups and downhill with a last and final climb of an hour to Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.

 

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.Morning transfer to Lukla air terminal for exciting flight to reach back into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu where our program to Everest base camp 14 days trekking completes.

 

Day 14: International departure homeward bound.With marvelous time on Everest Base Camp fourteen days trekking, with last moment in Nepal the land of world highest mountains enriched with culture, depart from the hotel for airport and flight homeward bound on international airlines to respective destinations.

Full Board Package

Cost USD 990 per person Your Tour Including

  • All airport transfers international/domestic anytime arrive/departure
  • 11-Nights Twin sharing accommodations on trek
  • Around flight fares Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu & Domestic airport taxes
  • All necessary trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS or Sherpa fees)
  • Best trekking guide from Lukla to Lukla
  • Guide expenses with his salaries, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
  • Main Meals (11Breakfast, 11Lunch, and 11Dinner) at your choice with 3cup 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

Visa fee

Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu

Travelling Insurance

All expenses (not mentioned) during the trek

wifi, drinking water, hot water to take shower during the trek

Tip for tour guide & porters

Standard Package

Cost includes:

  • All private airport transfers anytime arrive/departure
  • Two nights(2*  Tourist Standard Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 11-nights normal twin sharing accommodations on trek
  • Around flight fares Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu & Domestic airport taxes
  • All necessary trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS or Sherpa fees)
  • Best trekking guide from Lukla to Lukla
  • Guide expenses with his salaries, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
  • Three Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) at your choice.
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as the down-filled sleeping bag, duffel bag

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Cost-Exclusive:

#        Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu

#         Deserts (cakes, bakes, pies, and pudding)

#         Bottled drinks

#         Electronic device re-charge

#         Wi-Fi

#         Personal expenses

#        Travel insurance and evacuation insurance

#        Tipping for guide/porters

Guided Service

What Is In included On Cost:

  •    Domestic flight fares (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  •    2 nights Hotel accommodation w/ breakfast
  •    Lodges accommodation during the trek (11 nights)
  •    English speaking trek guide from Lukla
  •    Trek permit and TIMS or Sherpa Fees
  •    Airports pick up / drop off in Kathmandu
  •    All government and local taxes
Manual Note

Above the itinerary and  price options are just for a tentative to get general idea only, it doesn't meet your time scheduled and budget please ask further the following service options:

Mountain Guide Hiring Trek: U$D 25 per day per guide from Kathmandu either Lukla

Mountain Guide -cum Porter: U$D 24 per day from Kathmandu either Lukla.

Mountain Porter-cum Guide: U$D 22 per day from Kathmandu either Lukla.

Mountain Porter: U$D 22 per day from Kathmandu either Lukla.

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  • 3.62 / 5 (13 votes)
    Name : Lyle Clancy

    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…

  • 4 / 5 (10 votes)
    Name : Christian Bank

    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…

  • Adriano Rosa
    3.38 / 5 (16 votes)
    Name : Adriano Rosa

    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…

  • 3.27 / 5 (15 votes)
    Name : Peter Devenney

    I trekked with Sappa to EBC in 2007. We were introduced to him by three groups of friends who had each trekked with him before…

  • 3.73 / 5 (22 votes)
    Name : Lucie

    In October 2015 I went to Nepal for the second time. This time I decided to take my family along, because my previous experience with…

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    Name : Krystof

    Dear Sappa and friends! I loved our trip to Nepal! Thank you for preparing a delicious food for me, for carrying my backpack, teaching me…

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    Name : Teresa Ojeda

    Sapa amigo!!!! I can´t tell you how much we think of BEAUTIFUL NEPAL and of YOU! the wonderful time we spent together. We are totally…

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    Name : Renata

    Last year it was my first trip to Asia. I had always dreamt about hiking in Himalayas. I was a bit worried as I turned…

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    Name : Stephan Bank

    We took an 11-day trekking trip with Sappa and a porter in the Langtang and Helambu region in Mai 2011. We entered Langtang valley at…