Everest Base Camp Hiking -14 Days

Everest Base Camp Hiking -14 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek-14 Days



The Everest Base Camp Trekking leads you through the Khumbu Valley, allowing you to experience the immense beauty of the surrounding Sagarmatha National Park while simultaneously providing breath-taking vistas of 4 of the 6 highest peaks in the world – My. Everest (8.848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters), Mt. Makalu (8,470 meters) and Cho Oyu (8,201 meters).

The classic trek retraces the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay and the countless other early pioneers of Mount Everest as you trek from Lukla to the Base Camp.

As a teahouse trek you will stay in some of the highest villages in the world as you explore the local culture and traditions of the native Sherpas by learning about their spiritual connection with the mountains.

On the trek you will have the chance to ascend Kala Patthar, reaching an altitude of 5,500m and witness awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest.

You will also have the chance to explore the various Buddhist monasteries dotted along the trail and learn about a culture steeped in history and tradition, inextricably linked to the very mountains on which you have unforgettable views.

Below we have provided a brief overview of the classic route itinerary, with regional and trekking maps. We have also answered some of the most frequently asked questions on the logistics of the trek, permits, tour guides, weather, insurance, cost, difficulty and what to pack.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1345m/4412ft

Highlights: Explore the city of riotous charm; a perfect mix of chaos and calm

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Welcome to Kathmandu! A city full of vibrant markets, bustling streets, and discover colorful temples and grand pagodas.

Our representative guide will receive you from an international airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day you’ll explore this enthralling city.

In the evening, our tour guide will give you a brief orientation about the trek. You can do shopping and buy your necessary trekking gears near the city. Finally, you’ll meet with the group for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 2: Short flight to Lukla–Trek to Phakding

Altitude: 2840m/9320 ft (Lukla) and 2610m/8560 ft (Phakding)

Trekking hours: Approximately 3.5 hours

Highlights: Breathtaking scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the second day, you’ll begin your journey with a breath-taking Himalayan flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town perched on a mountainside and has an airport with a single runway.

After this scenic flight, you’ll again set off via blooming rhododendrons, magnolia trees, and pine forests to Phakding.

Once you reach Phakding, you can visit the local monastery. Rest of the time make sure to take good rest and be ready for the real challenge ahead!

You have enough options to choose for the accommodation and food during the overnight stay.


Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Altitude: 3440m/11290 ft

Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours

Highlights: Explore Namche Bazaar better known as the gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading center of Khumbu region. Also, its bakeries are famous for a good reason and this will be a great opportunity to indulge small luxuries

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the third day, you’ll be heading towards Namche Bazaar. The trek begins with a walk ascending via beautiful pine forests along the banks of Dudh Koshi river. You’ll cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge, named after the iconic Sir Edmund Hillary.

You’ll again walk into Sagarmatha National Park, here you’ll get to see some rare wild species such as Himalayan Bear, Thur, Red Panda, and many more.

Cherish the moment! Here you’ll get the first view of Mt. Everest.

After reaching Namche Bazaar, you’ll rest for the night. Better known as the gateway to Mt. Everest, Namche Bazaar is the main trading center of Khumbu region.

Also, you can stay at the Everest View Hotel, a luxurious hotel in the highest altitude in the world, if you choose to.


Day 4: Acclimatization day trip to Namche Bazaar.

Altitude: 3440m/11290 ft

Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours

Highlights: Khumjung Village, a perfect place to get an insight into high-altitude life in the Himalaya

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the fourth day, you’ll take a rest day in Namche.

But actually, there will not be any rest at all. You’ll get a chance to adjust your body to the altitude. You need to also follow the advice “hike high and sleep low”. To adjust to higher altitude you’ve to hike to a higher elevation and then return to sleep at a lower elevation.

For acclimatization, you’ll take a day trip to Namche Bazaar. Here you’ll climb 300 meters to the town of Khumjung.

Also, you’ll visit some local schools and a Buddhist monastery.

You’ll spend your night at Namche Bazaar.


Day 5: Trek to Tengboche

Altitude: 3860m/12660ft

Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours

Highlights: Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the fifth day, the trail begins after walking across the stone steps to reach the Mongla Pass at an altitude of 3,975 m.

From here, you can get an awesome view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Khumbila. All these mountains are regarded by Sherpas as sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu region.

Tengboche is famous for the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. You’ll visit this monastery and receive a blessing. Here you’ll meet climbers who just came to receive a blessing before attempting the summit of Everest.

You also can read special prayers for the safety and success of the safe trek from the head lamas. And, in expedition season you may also get chance to greet those preparing for the the Everest expeditions.


Day 6: Trek to Dingboche

Altitude: 4360m/14300ft

Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours

Highlights: Soaring mountain views of Taboche, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse and many other peaks

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the sixth day, you’ll continue today through lush alpine forests. You’ll come across several small villages on the path. Here you’ll get a great opportunity to see how the local Nepalese live.

Passing via the Khumbila Khola valley and ascending towards the ridgeline, you will be awe-stricken by the surrounding landscapes. You will witness the jaw-dropping mountain: Mt. Taboche, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, and many other.

While you reach Dingboche, you’ll notice the landscape started to change. Treeline will be replaced with low shrub and a desert feel. You’ll love seeing the landscape changes. You’ll spend a night in Dingboche.


Day 7: Acclimatization day trip to Dingboche.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The seventh day is your second acclimatization day and you’ll trek up a steep mountain to allow yourself to acclimatize.

The trail is quite, steep, and rocky at points, but at every turn, the vistas become more spectacular.

You’ll get some amazing views of Ama Dablam and other giant peaks with prayer flags at the viewpoint. If you wish and time allows you,  you can climb another hour or to the top of the hill for even better views.

After admiring the view you’ll again retrace back to Dingboche and take rest for few hours. You’ll spend a night at Dingboche.


Day 8: Trek to Lobuche

Altitude: 4940m/16207 ft

Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the eight days, you’ll head towards Lobuche via the steep terminal moraine left by the Khumbu Glacier. Gently, you’ll pass huge boulders displaced by the glacier.

You might feel little difficult while climbing uphill but don’t worry the jaw-dropping mountain views will keep you motivated!

At the top of the hill, there are numerous memorials for climbers who’ve lost their lives climbing Mt. Everest. You can spend some time there and commemorate their daring decision to choose Everest expedition.

After climbing for some time you’ll reach to Lobuche. Here you’ll find a small cluster of lodges and you’ll be almost at your highest altitude. You’ll spend your night at Lobuche.


Day 9: From Lobuche trek to  Gorak Shep and trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) – back to Gorak Shep

Altitude: Gorak Shep (5170m/16961 ft) and Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400 ft)

Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours

Highlights: Gorak Shep, Khumbu Glacier, and Everest Base Camp

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Finally, this is the most awaiting day of the whole journey as you’ll climb to EBC. On a ninth day, you’ll wake up early in the morning and move towards Gorak Shep, another small outpost of lodging. Actually, it was the original base camp in the 1953 expedition, the last before EBC.

As you continue the trail to Gorak Shep, the Khumbu Glacier will come into view soon. As you come near the Gorak Shep, the trail will become rough as you’ll be walking over a large rock, up and down.

After you reach Gorak Shep, you’ll take some rest and drop your backpack at Gorak Shep and move onward to EBC. Slowly walking at your own pace is recommended to prevent the high altitude sickness problem.

Slowly, you’ll approach the top of the Khumbu Glacier and soon you’ll get a view of the Khumbu Icefall.

After few hours of a hike, you’ll be at the site where so much history has been made, Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,364 m. The experience will intensify you more by the sense of achievement of making it up here. Well done!

Then, you’ll descend down the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, you’ll take down your way to Gorak Shep and spend overnight.


Day 10: Hike up to Kala Pattar and then trek to Periche

Altitude: Periche (4270m/14070 ft) and Kala Pattar (5545m/18192 ft)

Trekking hours: Approximately 7 hours

Highlights: Kala Pattar, one of the best viewpoints for Mt. Everest

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the tenth day, you’ll hike to the highest point of your trek, Kala Pattar.

The one real fact is Mt. Everest cannot be seen from Base Camp, as the Mt. Lhotse sits right in front of it. So, it is considered the best viewpoint in the entire Khumbu region.

From the top of the hill, you’ll have 360-degree views of Himalayan giants like Khumbutse, Changtse, Lhotse, Nuptse, and of course Mt. Everest!

The views from the top are incredible!

Once you’ve captured all your moment, you’ll start heading towards Pheriche.

You’ll spend overnight at Pheriche.


Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Altitude: 3440m/11290 ft

Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours

Highlights: Explore once again the heartland of Sherpa people, Namche Bazaar

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the eleventh day, you’ll reverse your steps from day 1 and 2 from the beginning of your trek as you’ll head down the massive hill before Namche.

You’ll start your hike with gentle up and down hills. Again, you’ll cross suspension bridges and pass through small villages. Here you’ll meet other trekkers heading towards the opposite direction.

After a few hours of a hike, you’ll reach Namche Bazaar, the capital city of Khumbu valley. After arriving here, you’ll have a huge relief. For obvious reason, there are lots of lodges, cafe, restaurants, and different shops. Here you can celebrate your accomplishment. You’ll spend a night at Namche Bazaar.


Day 12: Namche to Lukla

Altitude: 2840m/9320 ft

Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours

Highlights: Explore Lukla valley and enjoy the final walk in the Everest region

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the twelfth day, you’ll trek back and it’ll be your last day of the walk. Again, you’ll descend further down crossing several suspension bridges.

Trekking further all the way to Dudh Koshi river, you’ll arrive at Phakding. You’ll have some rest here and follow small ascend to Lukla.

Here, you can again enjoy some best cuisine and hot shower. This will be the final day in Everest region. You’ll spend last night of your trek in Lukla.

Once again, you can celebrate your successful journey with fellow trekkers.


Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu

Highlights: Another breathtaking roaring mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Time for shopping and get relax

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On thirteen day, you’ll return back to Kathmandu from Lukla by twin-otter plane. Once again, you’ll be facing off with dramatic scenery on the way back.

You can enjoy the final views of these amazing snow-capped peaks. After arriving at Kathmandu you can spend the rest of day in Kathmandu celebrating your success. If you want you can explore the city and do shopping for your loved ones and relatives.

You’ll spend a night at Kathmandu.


Day 14: Departure, or extend your tour for other activities in Nepal.

With final goodbyes, you’ll be heading back to your home. Our representatives will drop you off at an international airport.

You’ll surely take many wonderful adventurous moments with yourself. If you truly enjoyed your trip, share your Everest Base Camp trek experience with your loved ones.

  •  The inclusive offer price: US Dollors Eleven hundred  Only. 

The Inlcusive Price does include: 

  •  1. Airport pick-up and drop off by private vehicle
  •  2 All  nights  accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
  •  3. Full-day guided city tour  by private vehicle
  •  4. Monument entrance fees
  •  5. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional ethnic music and dance
  •  6. Airport transfer for domestic flight
  •  7. All required permits
  •  8. Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  •  9.  All meals during the trek (3 times a day: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) with local availbale frouties, coffee, bisucutes, tea and cold drinks)
  •  10. Government-licensed and well-trained English speaking guide and his/her all wages, transporation, air-tickets, insurance, accomodation, foods and                      Trekking        equiments.  
  •  11. A Strong, Healthy and Young Trekking suporter to carry your luggages and his/her all wages, transporation, air-tickets, insurance, accomodation, foods and Trekking  equiments.  
  •  12. Down jacket and sleeping bag

     13. All Applicable offices Expenses and Goverment Taxes


Note: TIPS for the Trekking Guide and Porters is already included in Offer Inclusive Price. Don't take the stress how and how much you will have to give TIPS after Trip is over to  the trekking guide and porters