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 the world highest mountains Everest and many others
  • 360-degree magnificent Himalayan view from Kalapatthar
  • Visit the Buddhist monastery at Tengboche

Trip Overview

Some of the trekking routes in the world are not equivalent to 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 the unique culture of Sherpa people who are locals of the Everest Region.

The name of Everest itself is a brand in the hiking world as it is the highest peak in the world, and people must travel to Nepal to see and experience the feature of the highest mountain. Not all people can afford and able to climb Everest as an 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 have many trekking programs in the Everest Region that covers the Base Camp of Everest and the Everest Base Camp – 14 days is the shortest trek. The 14-Day EBC trek includes walking to EBC and also return by walking. We have 11 days EBC return by Helicopter, 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek. The 16-day EBC also include a day tour in Kathmandu and an extra day, 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 start the trek from Lukla the next morning after an early morning short flight to Lukla airport. The EBC-14 Days Trek goes to Everest by stopping at Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. Once you reach Kalapattar, you trek to Everest Base Camp and hike to Kalapattar the next morning. The Reaching Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapattar are the high lights of our Everest Base Camp 14 Days Trek. You can be proud of yourself once you reach the Everest Base Camp as this is your dream destination once in your lifetime. 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 a 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 practices their language and way of life and they are religious people practice Buddhism. You also can visit the monastery in Namche and Tengboche and the EBC 14 days trail is full of prayer flag and stone painting of their Mantra. The Sherpa also calls mountain people with a long track record of Tourism business in Nepal and especially climbing mountains, including 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 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 as UNESCO world natural heritage site.

You also experience the wildlife 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 are colorful if you travel in the 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 the designated hotel. You check in to the hotel and get refreshed, and you will be met by our guide and explain the activities for the next day as you are heading for Everest base camp trek 14 days.

The evening is free and overnight at the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

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

On your landing at Lukla airport, the guide will introduce the crews and porters.

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
  • B, L, D
  • 2610
  • Phakding

You start trek after early breakfast at the lodge by following the Dudh Koshi River valley and crossing it a 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 hiking to Namche today is a little hard compare to other days of the EBC- 14 days trek.

You trek through pine forest to reach Namche Bazaar and check into the 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. Namche is the central hub of the region as food, sundries, and even mountain climbing equipment are available here.

Namche Bazaar is an ideal place to spend an extra day for acclimatization, and you trek up to Khumjung village through the 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.

  • Guest House
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  • 3440
  • Namche Bazaar

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

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

  • Guest House
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  • Tyangbuche

You start the trekking to Dingboche by descending through the Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola (River) and cross an 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 Pangbuche, and the trail now becomes drier with less vegetation.

  • Guest House
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  • Dingbuche

Today is the second acclimatization day of the 14 day Everest base camp trek. 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.

  • Guest House
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  • Dingbuche

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

The onward Himalayan journey leads 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 and you have lunch here.

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

  • Guest House
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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 a few hours of hiking and check in to the lodge and get refreshed, and have lunch. You then start the final steps towards EBC. It takes about 3 hours to reach the 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 viewpoint to enjoy the sunrise view. 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 to Pheriche. The trail to Pheriche is mostly downhill, and you reach there after a few hours of hiking.

  • Guest House
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  • 5555
  • Pheriche

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

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3440
  • Namche Bazaar

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

You trek mostly downhill 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 a flight to Kathmandu the next morning.

  • Guest House
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  • Lukla

After an early breakfast at the lodge, and walk to Lukla airport and wait for the flight to Kathmandu. A short flight will take to Kathmandu Airport and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. Get refreshed, and we invite you to have a farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Hotel
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  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

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

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

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Two nights’ hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Sagarmatha national park entry, TIMS & Khumbu Rural Municipality entry permit
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • Eleven nights accommodation lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for every two 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 (returned after the trek)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • 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 staff

Check Available Dates

  • We have set a date to depart the 14 days Everest base camp trek. So, select your date and book.
  • If the preferred date is not listed then, contact us for the further process to book the trek.
  • 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 process to book the trek.
  • The private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
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 the flight to Lukla on 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

The luggage on a domestic flight to Lukla is limited to 15KG with 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 costs the US $2-3 per KG.

Best time for 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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

You can also do the 14 days Everest base camp trek in the monsoon season from the 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 two weeks of June and the first two weeks of September and We do not recommend the 14-day EBC trek in the months of July and August.

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

FAQs

A moderate-strong level of fitness is required for 14 Days EBC Trek with daily trekking between 3 to 8 hours. Further, you need to be healthy and physically fit enough to complete the Everest Base Camp 14 days trek without any problem. You do not need to have previous trek experience. However, we advise you to do some physical exercise to increase stamina.

If you have any health concerns, please consult your healthcare provider before book our 14 days Everest base camp hike.

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

The breakfast in Kathmandu 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 are included in our price. We book these flights once you book the trekking with us, and there are only a few domestic airlines that operate the flight in these sections. Tara Air, Sita Air, Summit air are the major airlines that make the flight to Lukla and return.

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

No, You do not have to carry your luggage yourself. We provide porters to carry your main luggage on 14 days Everest base camp trek. You just carry your day bag with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc… as a small load makes your trekking much easier.

We provide 3-star hotel accommodation for two nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/tea house accommodation for the 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 the Everest base camp trek – 14 days.

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 not shopping then the US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

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

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

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

If the flights cancel, then we charter a helicopter flight to ensure that you are on a 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 the amount from your insurance. The minimum cost will be US$ 500 and a maximum of US$ 3500 depending on the number of people taking a helicopter flight.

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

Yes, electricity is available in most of the villages of the 14day Everest Base Camp Trek. Most of the trekkers carry cameras to take great photos on 14 days EBC Trek, and most lodges have battery charge facilities, and it may cost you from the US $2-5 depending on places.

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

Yes, as there is not any age restriction to do 14 Days-Everest base camp trek. However, trekking is not an easy adventure. So, We accept only ten or more year’s children for group trek to EBC, and they must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old adult.

If you are planning for a 14day Everest base camp trek with children below10 years, please contact us for the price and booking process. We arrange a private 14 Days EBC Trek when you come with children.

Bottled water is available in every lodge of the 14 day Everest base camp trekking trail. So, You can buy bottled water, or also 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.

Yes, 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.

Yes, there is internet Wi-Fi available in most of the village along with 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 the internet and Wi-Fi.

Yes, a hot shower is available in all the lodges of the Everest base camp trek 14 days. There is a 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 a hot shower depending on different places.

We wish that you won’t have AMS or other sicknesses while going on 14 day-Everest base camp trek. However, there is always a risk of AMS (Altitude mountain sickness) while going on the 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, then we take a day rest (while others continue the trek) with one of the porter/guides. And, we see how the situation will improve and continue the journey from the next day if the situation gets better.

Or, If there is not any improvement or even get worse, we do not have other options rather than return the same trail as descending is the only way to avoid AMS. Or, if the situation gets worse and you can not walk any further, then we rescue/evacuate and bring you back to Kathmandu to visit a 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 buy an insurance policy that covers the evacuation expenses.

Equipment is very important to have a comfortable and successful 14Day Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. So, you need to pack your gear carefully and pack only the things that you need and not anything that you no need for the trek.

To help you to pack your gear for the Nepal student tour, we have given some list that you should not miss while you are packing.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if you do not have).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear, which will be carried by the porter.
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your things, such as a camera, water, and things that you need for the day.
  • A small lockable bag to keep the extra stuff that you do not use on the trek, and this can be kept at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara and get a return after the trekking.
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops
  • A fleece jacket
  • Raincoat (if you are traveling in monsoon time)
  • A pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • Some pairs of warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair of light trekking shoes or sandals for camp/lodges
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium-size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting with your doctor for medication suggestions to take for these regions.

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, 2 sticks.
  • Sun cream with SPF 40
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification Iodine tablets (optional)
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.