EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - 14 DAYS

  • DURATION14 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELModerate
  • GROUP SIZE1-14
  • MAX ALTITUDE5555

Highlights

  • Reach Everest Base Camp
  • Opportunity to Experience with Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • Trek in the most stunning and thrilling place
  • Experience the warmest hospitality of locals
  • Witness the close view of world highest mountains Everest and many others
  • 360 degree magnificent Himalayan view from Kalapatthar
  • Visit the Buddhists monastery at Tengbuche

Trip Overview

Some of trekking routes in the world are not equivalent with any and one of them is 14-Days Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. The trek offers views of sky high mountains, mighty glaciers, valleys, ancient monasteries and unique culture of Sherpa people who are locals of Everest Region.

The name of Everest itself is a brand in the hiking world as it is the highest peak of the world and people must travel to Nepal to see and experience the feature of the highest mountain. Not all the people can afford and able to climb Everest as expedition the Everest is not an easy task. Hiking to Base Camp of Everest is the best way to view Everest and to tough the Bottom of Everest. We at Escape Nepal Holidays have many trekking programs in Everest Region that covers the Base Camp of Everest and the Everest Base Camp – 14 days is the shortest trek that includes trek to EBC and return also by trekking, Since we have 11 days EBC Trek return by Helicopter from Gorekshep, 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek that includes a day tour in Kathmandu and an extra day at the end, Everest Chola Pass Trek – 19 Days and Everest High Passes Trek for 22 Days.

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary starts with your arrival in Kathmandu and you start the trek from Lukla from next morning after an early short flight to Lukla airport. The EBC-14 Days Trek goes to Everest by stopping at Phakding, Namche, Tengbuche, Dingbuche and Lobuche. Once, you reach Kalapattar, you trek to Everest Base Camp and hike to Kalapattar next morning. The Reaching Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapattar is the main high light of our Everest Base Camp 14 Days Trek. You can be proud yourself once you reach EBC as this is your dream destination to reach once in your lifetime and you hike Kalapattar to see the spectacular view of Everest and many other Himalayas. You then retrace back the same trail to Lukla and take short flight back to Kathmandu.

Another feature of 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is to experience the local culture, lifestyle, tradition and religions of the local Sherpa Community. The whole Everest Region is inhabited by Sherpa who practice their own language and way of life and they are religious people practice Buddhism. You also can visit the monastery in Namche and Tengbuche and the EBC 14 days trail is full of prayer flag and stone painting of their Mantra. The Sherpa also call mountain people with long track record of Tourism business in Nepal and especially climbing mountains including the Everest.

The 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail is located in Sagarmatha National Park (Everest National park) which is the highest National park in the world as the highest peak, the Everest is also located in this park. Doing the 14 Days EBC trail is also visiting the highest National park in the world and the Sagarmatha National park is listed on UNESCO world natural heritage site.

You also experience the wild life and vegetation in Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days. The Monkeys, Himalayas Thar, Danphe (National bird of Nepal) are available in the park and you trek through Sub-Alpine to Alpine forest mostly through fir and Rhododendron forest. The trail and forest is colorful if you travel in blooming season like in spring from mid- March to May.

Itinerary

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On your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met and greeted by our airport representative and he will transfer you to designated hotel. You check in to hotel and get refreshed and you will be met by our guide and explain the activities for next day as you are heading for Everest base camp trek 14 days.

The evening is free and overnight at hotel.

  • Hotel
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  • Kathmandu

Our guide will come to pick you up at hotel early morning and he will take you to airport. Take flight to Lukla and it is short flight to lukla and you will see some mountain views form the plane as well.

On your landing at Lukla airport, the guide will introduce with the crew and porters as porters are hired from Lukla. You then start trek to Phakding and today is the first day of your 14 days – Everest base camp trek.

The trek takes about 4 hours to reach Phakding and the trail goes following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River.

  • Guest House
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  • Phakding

You start trek after early breakfast at lodge by following the Dudh Koshi River valley and crossing it few times.

You enter into the Sagarmatha National park in Jorsale and entry our permit. You also have lunch in Jorsale and start trek to Namche Bazaar. The trek to Namche today is little hard compare other days of the EBC- 14 days trek.

You trek through pine forest to reach Namche Bazaar and check into lodge in Namche.

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  • Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazar is enclosed on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch Koshi valley and it is central hub of the region as food, sundrie and even mountain climbing equipment’s are available here.

Namche Bazaar is an ideal place to spend extra day for acclimatization and you trek up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel. You can see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. Once you visit the Khumjung, you return to Namche and overnight stay at Namche.

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  • Namche Bazaar

You start trekking today by walking on ridge and level mountain path. The trail offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaro. You arrive at Phunki Tenga after walking few hours on flat Zigzag and downhill.

You have light lunch in Phunki Tenga and start trek Tengbuche and the trek is mostly uphill from here through the forest of Rhododendron flower which is also national flower of Nepal. The trail is colorful when it blooms in spring season. You reach Tengbuche and check into lodge after few hours of walking and you also have time to visit the ancient Tengbuche monastery.

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  • Tyangbuche

You start the trek to Dingbuche by descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola (River) and cross exciting suspension bridge on it.

You continue walking passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche and the route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche.

You have lunch in Somare or in Pangbuche and the trail now becomes drier with less vegetation.

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  • Dingbuche

Today is the second acclimatization day of the 14 day Everest base camp trek as it is important to acclimatize your body at high altitude.

You have breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse. You hike up to Chhukum or Nagarjan hill for acclimatization.

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  • Dingbuche

You start trek after breakfast at lodge and the trek now become more tiring as you are trekking is higher places with less oxygen level.

The onward Himalayan journey lead you north for up to 50-minutes and the trail then is gentle looking down to Pheriche village.

The trail today offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde, Kongma-tse and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours of trek, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla and you reach Dungla where you have lunch.

After lunch, you start trek to Lobuche and after an hour up of steep hill, you reach the top and you see views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After trek of few hours, you reach lobuche

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  • Lobuche

Today, you are reaching the Everest Base Camp. After an early breakfast, you start trek following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier.

You reach Gorekshep after few hour of trek and check in to the lodge and get refreshed and have lunch. You then start final steps towards EBC. It takes about 3 hours to reach Everest base camp. You spend some time there in Base camp to look around and take great photos and videos for your memory.

You then return to Gorekshep to stay overnight.

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  • Gorekshep

You will climb to Kala Patthar to enjoy sunrise view and you have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more.

You will trek down to Gorekshep and have breakfast and start trek all the way to Pheriche. The trail to Pheriche is mostly downhill and you reach there after few hours of hiking.

  • Guest House
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  • Pheriche

You are trekking to Namche today. It is easier trekking down to Namche and you are trekking almost the same trail that you walked. You have lunch in Tengbuche and another few hours of trek will bring you to Namche and overnight at Namche.

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  • Namche Bazaar

Today is the last day of the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days. The trekking is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs.

You trek mostly down hill and stop at Phakding to have lunch and another few hours of trek will bring you to Lukla and overnight stay at Lukla as you are taking flight to Kathmandu next morning.

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  • Lukla

After an early breakfast at lodge. You walk to Lukla airport and wait for the flight to Kathmandu. A short flight will take to Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Get refreshed and we invite you to have farewell dinner in the evening and we listen your great story of your great trek of Everest Base Camp.

  • Hotel
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  • Kathmandu

You have breakfast at hotel and our driver will transfer you to Kathmandu airport to fly to home. Have a safe flight back to home or another destination.

Or you might have some extra days in Kathmandu. If so, then we have some additional tour which are Pokhara Tour, Lumbini Tour, Chitwan Jungle Safari or Bardia Jungle Safari.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 2 nights’ hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Sagarmatha national park entry, TIMS & Khumbu Rural Municipality entry permit.
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • 11 night accommodation lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter will carry from 20-25 KG).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (retuned after the trek).
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge.

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Travel insurance (compulsory) that covers emergencies and evacuations.
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses/shopping/telephone, internet, laundry.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars, bar bills and hot shower.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.

Check Available Dates

We have set date to departure the 14 days Everest base camp trek. So, select your date and book.
If preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
We have listed the price for up to 14 people only so, if you are more than 14 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.2021-03-13

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date07 Mar, 2021End Date20 Mar, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1100
Start Date13 Mar, 2021End Date26 Mar, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1100
Start Date19 Mar, 2021End Date01 Apr, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1100
Start Date25 Mar, 2021End Date07 Apr, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1100
Start Date31 Mar, 2021End Date13 Apr, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1100

Useful Information

Luggage allowance on flight to Lukla on 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

The luggage on domestic flight to Lukla is limited to 15kg including your hand luggage when you fly to Lukla for Everest base camp trek- 14 days, however you can take some more if you wish and the additional luggage cost US $2-3 per Kg.

Fitness required for 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

You do not need to have marathon standard of fitness level to do 14 days Everest base camp trek successfully, however moderate level of fitness, good health and ability to trek about 5-7 hours per day is obligatory. Most of the trekking/walking is done in the morning and early afternoon.

We advise you to check your health with your doctor before booking EBC- 14 days trek.

Preparation for the Everest Base Camp Trek – 14 Days

You do not have to be an Olympian to do 14 days Everest base camp trek, however the trek is a big adventure in your lifetime. So, you surely need to prepare well to complete the EBC- 14 days trek successfully and some of the preparation you should do is given below.

Mental Preparation

Mental preparation is very important to be fully prepared to do 14 days Everest base camp trek. You need to fully prepared mentally and you need to study the many ascends and descends of the trek before you book the trekking.

Do hike practice

When you plan for 14day Everest base camp trek or once you book it, we advise you to go some small hiking or walking practice where you at least need to walk about 4-5 hours a day. The hiking practice help you a lot to be fit for EBC trek – 14day.

Strength

We advise you to improve your strength when you plan 14 days - Everest base camp trek as it is helpful to trek and we also advise simple physical exercises that you can do at your home which includes step ups, lunges, single-leg skipping, single-leg squats etc...

Cardiovascular endurance

You will be trekking at a gradual pace and taking it slowly on Everest base camp 14 days trek. However, due to the lack of oxygen at high altitude, you will feel more difficult than at your home. Therefore, the training is key to make sure that you can do the trek without any problem

The activities including running, jogging and rowing help to improve cardiovascular fitness that is helpful.

Best time for 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time to do Everest base camp 14 days trek is either autumn season from mid-September to end of December and spring season from start of March to end of May.

You can also do the 14 days Everest base camp trek in monsoon season from start of June to mid-September, however, it rains a lot in Nepal in this season and flight to Lukla may delay or cancel for multiple days and the visibility is low in these months. You can still do the trek in the first 2 weeks of June and first 2 weeks of September and month of July and August are not recommended for 14 days EBC trek.

The Everest base camp 14 days trek is possible in winter season from mid-December to end of February and there can be lot of snow fall in this season however it always depends on the weather conditions.

FAQs

Moderate-strong level of fitness is required with daily trekking from between 3 hours to 8 hours when you plan for 14 Days Everest Base camp trek.

Further, you need to be heathy and physically fit enough to complete the EBC 14 days trek without any problem. You do not really need to have previous trek experience however we advise you to do some physical exercise to increase stamina.

If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to book our 14 days Everest base camp trek.

Yes, you need to have Sagarmatha national park entry, TIMS (Trekkers information management system) and Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu rural Municipality entry permit.

The approximate cost of these permits is NPR 6000.00 and we apply to get all these permits for you once you book the trek with us.

We provide total of 35 (13 breakfast, 11 lunches and 11 dinners) in 14 day-Everest base camp trek. This includes daily breakfast and three meals a day while on trek. You have to pay for the lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.

The breakfast in Kathmandu is provided in the hotel and breakfast & dinner on trek also are provided in the lodges you stay overnights. The lunches are provided in the lodges/restaurants available along the trails.

Yes, the domestic flights to Lukla and return on 14 days Everest base camp trek is include in our price. We book these flights once you book the trek with us and there are only few domestic airlines that operate flight in these section. Tara Air, Sita air, Summit air are main airlines those make flight to Lukla and return.

No, the international flight to arrive Nepal and to return from Nepal are not included in our itinerary and price of 14 day Everest base camp trek.

No, we provide porters to carry your main luggage on 14 days Everest base camp trek. You just carry your day bag with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc… as small load make your trek much easier.

We provide good 3-star hotel accommodation for 2 nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/tea house accommodation for rest of the 11 nights on 14 days - Everest base camp trek.

The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on trek lodge/guest house and some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary on Everest base camp trek – 14 days.

Yes, you need to have some extra amount for your expenses when you come for Everest base camp trek – 14 day.

The personal expenses depend largely on your habit as most of the meals are included in the price. You only need some amount for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks, souvenirs, hot shower, battery charge, telephone, internet etc…

If you do not drink alcohol and sopping then US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

Yes, travel insurance is required to do 14 days Everest base camp trek. It is an adventure trek in high Himalaya and there is always risk of AMS or other sickness and injury. In case of any serious sickness or injury, we have to rescue/evacuate you to Kathmandu and transfer to hospital to visit doctor.

You will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue so, we strongly advise you to have travel insurance policy that cover these type of evacuation in emergency.

The twin otter airplanes are the only modes of transport to and from Lukla to go on 14 days Everest base camp trek. Occasionally, flights to and from Lukla can be delayed or cancelled due to unpredictable mountain weather conditions.

If the flights are cancelled then we charter a helicopter flight to ensure that you are on scheduled flight to your home or other destination after the completion of 14 days EBC trek. The cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office in Kathmandu on US cash, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, American express).

A receipt of payment will be provided from which you can claim from your insurance. The minimum cost will be US$ 500 and maximum US$ 3500 depending on the number of people taking helicopter flight.

We also advise you extra days at the end of the trek if possible, we then can try next days to fly to Lukla and if looks not to be flight for next few days then we offer you alternative treks that does not required domestic flights such as Annapurna base camp trek or Langtang circuit trek.

Most of the trekkers carry cameras to take great photos on 14 days Everest base camp trek and most lodges of this trail have battery charge facilities and it may cost you from US $2-5 depending in places.

We advise you to carry extra batteries while you come to do 14 day Everest base camp trek as the electricity may not be available some times.

Yes, as there is not any age restriction to do 14 Days-Everest base camp trek however the trek is not an easy and we accept only 10 or more year’s children for group trek and they must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and there is not any discount for 10 or more years.

If you are planning for 14day Everest base camp trek with children less than 10 year, please contact us for the price and booking process as we arrange private trek for children.

Bottled water is available in every lodges of the 14 day Everest base camp trekking trail so, you can buy bottled water or you can also buy boiled water in the lodges. Furthermore, we also advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine that you can use on normal free water and drink.

Yes, we have several small group-joining dates for small group trek for Everest base camp- 14 day and you are welcome to join one of our fixed departure date.

Solo travelers will have single room in Kathmandu and have to share room with another same gender trekkers on trekking lodges cause of less number of lodges and rooms available on this trail.

Surely, the private trek for 14 Days Everest base camp trek is available on any date of the year. Get in touch with us to book the private trek.

Yes, there is internet Wi-Fi available in most of the village along the Everest base camp 14 days trail. The easiest way of connecting to the internet is by using your mobile phone, there is 3G from Ncell and NTC. Furthermore, there is internet Wi-Fi available in most of the villages and you need to pay some fee to use internet and Wi-Fi.

Yes, hot shower is available in all the lodges of the Everest base camp trek 14 days. There is solar heating system hot shower in most of the villages and only bucket hot water available in some of the higher places of the trail such as Lobuche and Gorekshep.

The hot shower is not included in our package and you need to pay about NPR 200 to 500 to have hot shower depending on different places.

We wish that you won’t have AMS or other sickness while go on 14 day-Everest base camp trek. However, there is always risk of AMS (Altitude mountain sickness) while going on high mountain so, we have to be careful about it.

The action against AMS depends on the situation and place where you get sickness or injury as such if you get AMS and still able to walk up then we take a day rest (while other continue the trek) with one of the porter/guide and we see how the situation will improve and we continue trek from next day if the situation gets better.

If there is not any improvement or even get worse, we do not have other option rather return the same trail as descending down is only way to avoid AMS or if the situation gets really worse and you neither can go up nor down then we rescue/evacuate and bring you back to Kathmandu to visit doctor.

The cost of evacuation by helicopter is expensive in Nepal and it is almost impossible to pay by the people so, we strongly suggest you to buy insurance policy that covers the evacuation expenses.

The trekking equipment plays vital role make the trek successful and it is important that you need to have adequate trekking gear. We advise you to pack all the necessary gear and not pack anything that you do not use on trek.

We have given a list of the gear that you should have while coming for Everest base camp trek- 14 days and we wish that it will be helpful to pack your gear.

General

  • Four seasons Sleeping bag (Optional, We can provide you one if required and it is to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by porter.
  • Daypack for yourself
  • A small lockable bag to keep your extra things that you do not use on trek to store in the hotel in Kathmandu
  • A down Jacket (alternatively, we can provide you one and returned at the end of the trek free of charge)
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2-3 pieces
  • Light weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket
  • Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • A pair of quick-drying nylon hiking shorts
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair of sandals (optional)
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting your local Medical GP regarding any medication suggestions to take when you plan for 14 days Everest base camp trek.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies) - these extra passport photos are necessary to obtain the trekking permits.
  • Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20
  • Sun cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.