EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - 14 DAYS

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

Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Walkthrough Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore Namche Bazar
  • Visit Tengboche monastery
  • See the lifestyle and tradition of mountain Communities
  • Reach Everest Base Camp & hike to Kala Patthar
  • Get to see outstanding landscapes and numerous Himalayan Mountains

Trip Overview

"Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days is an adventurous journey that leads miles away from the bustle of the city to the serenity of the Himalayas and offers a lifetime trekking experience."

For many travelers around the world, Everest Base Camp is a dream destination. We have created Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days for those, who are keen to put their foot on the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,884), and dive deep into the rich cultural heritage of Sherpas. The route of the trek is one of the most developed routes in the Himalayas. Therefore, there is also an option for EBC Luxury Trek return by Helicopter, Short EBC Trek – 12 Days and 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek.

Any fit individual can do Everest Base Camp Trekking 14 Days without any issues. Our Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days itinerary includes rest days between the trek, which helps in acclimatization and keeps you away from altitude sickness. The trail has the perfect blend of comfortable and difficult walking. You will be trekking through lush forests and fine mountain villages, crossing numerous bridges and streams.

Trekking in the Himalayas is no joke, and you have to be properly prepared. While trekking with us, our experienced guides will keep you safe and sound. They will not only show you the route to the EBC, but also introduce you to the Khumbu region, help you interact with locals, and tell you myths & legends surrounding the air. On the way, you will come across ancient monasteries, stupas, Chortens, and prayer flags. Likewise, the views of the Himalayan Mountains and gorgeous sceneries fuel to move further.

Major Attraction of 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Lukla Airport, situated at 2,860 meters, is one of the highest airports in the world. What makes the flight to this airport thrilling is the aerial views of the Himalayas and its short runway. It takes only 35 minutes from Kathmandu to reach Lukla through flight, and you can see striking snow-capped Himalayan Mountains.

Walk through Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park begins from 2,845 meters, which is home to numerous species of vegetation, wildlife, and birds. There are different ecosystems and climate zones in this park. The trail ascends through the park, crossing several suspension bridges and streams. You pass by beautiful small villages and dense forests of oak, rhododendron, pine, fir, etc.

Explore Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar at 3,440 meters, is a famous village in the Khumbu region. The village has got services like WiFi, atm, cafes, gear shops, souvenirs shops, luxury lodges, museums, restaurants, etc. It is the tourist of the eastern Himalayas. You will spend a couple of nights here to acclimatize and rest. During that visit to the Everest View Hotel and Syangboche Airstrip to witness's stunning mountain views. Likewise, you can also go on an excursion to Khumjung monastery or Pangboche monastery.

Visit Tengboche monastery

Tengboche monastery is situated at 3,867 meters. It is also known as the Dawa Choling Gompa, constructed in 1961. This monastery is the oldest & the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region and once served as the nunnery for hundreds of monks. To this date, you can see monks practicing Buddhism in the Monastery. Despite being destroyed twice due to earthquake and fire, Tengboche monastery is standing firmly for the devotees.

Get to see the lifestyle and tradition of mountain Communities

EBC Trek allows you to have a close view of the daily life of the villagers along the route. Resided by people of communities like Rai, Sherpa, Limbu, Bhote, and many others, the trek offers vibrant cultures & traditions. You will get to taste their traditional dishes and spend time with them.

Reach Everest Base Camp & hike to Kala Patthar

Everest Base Camp (5,600 m) is the base of Mt. Everest, where mountaineers from all around the world spend multiple days before embarking towards the top of the mountains. It is an unfixed plateau. The main goal of EBC Trek 14 Days is to reach here. Standing in front of the highest place on Earth certainly proffers a stimulating experience.

Get to see outstanding landscapes and numerous Himalayan Mountains

On the trek, you get accompanied by the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), and many others. You will also see breath-taking sceneries, waterfalls, rivers, and streams along the trail.

Itinerary

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You will be attended by our airport representative at Tribhuvan International Airport. He will welcome you and take you to the hotel. As your arrival time might change in case of a flight delay, we have not planned anything for this day. You are free to relax and explore the hotel on your own in the remaining day. Do the final preparation as well and go shopping if any gear is missing.

  • Hotel
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  • Kathmandu

The day begins with a delicious breakfast. After that, you drive to the airport and fly to Lukla. This flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is going to be one of the craziest flights of your life. Upon landing at the airport, you will meet with the porters who will join you on the trek. From Lukla, you descend to Phakding to spend the night. As Phakding is located at a lower altitude, staying overnight there will help you acclimatize. Following the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River along the forested route, you reach there.

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  • Phakding

From Phakding onwards, the route continues towards the famous Namche Bazar. You will walk along the northern bank of Dudh Koshi River, crossing numerous suspension bridges. The trail also crosses the Hillary Suspension Bridge and goes through the Sagarmatha National Park. Trekking through dense forests and small settlement areas, you ascend on a steep trail to reach Namche Bazar.

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  • Namche Bazaar

Before leaving Namche Bazar, you spend an extra day here to acclimate your body. During your stay in this village, you explore the museum, souvenir shops, and cafes. Likewise, you will go on a short excursion to Everest View Hotel and Syangboche Airstrip. During your Excursion, you get to see various snow-capped Himalayan Mountains and peaks along with a lifestyle of locals, including Sherpas.

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  • Namche Bazaar

The trail to Tengboche offers a Wonderful view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc. There will be numerous ascends and descends throughout the route. The trail goes through lovely rhododendron forests and small villages. Along the way, you might also get to see wildlife like Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and pheasants. Upon reaching Tengboche, rest and later visit the oldest and the biggest Monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.

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  • Tyangbuche

The trail gradually ascends, passing by mani walls, Chortens, and stupas. Trekking through small villages, you reach Pangboche and continue moving towards the Imja Khola Valley. Further, climb on a steep path that leads to Dingboche village surrounded by stone walls and crop fields.

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  • Dingbuche

Today is another rest day in Dingboche. Adding rest days in between the trek is important to maintain your body acclimatization process and stamina. The day will be spent by going on a hike to the nearby hill, from where you can see stunning views of Island Peak, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and other mountains, along with beautiful scenery.

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  • Dingbuche

Leaving Dingboche behind, follow a steep and rugged route that leads to Lobuche villages. The trail slowly ascends to a ridge top and crosses a glacial moraine. Passing by a few lodges, you reach Thukla. The trail goes through the memorial statues of the climbers who pass away in the region, and take you to beautiful Lobuche village for a night's stay.

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  • Lobuche

It's a big day today. The trail finally leads you to the lap of Mt. Everest, Everest Base Camp. To reach the base camp on time and avoid any possible bad weather, you begin the day early in the morning. Trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, you reach Gorak Shep. With the increase in altitude, the mountains begin to get closer. The trail then passes by the Army Mountaineers Memorials, and soon you reach EBC. Spend some time on the base camp and follow the same route to descend to Gorak Shep.

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  • Gorekshep

Before you descend to Pheriche, you will go on a short excursion to Kala Patthar Viewpoint. Wake up early in the morning to catch the gorgeous sunrise from this viewpoint. The views will be magnificent today. Later, you will trek on a downhill trail through small villages that lead to Pheriche for the night stay.

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  • Pheriche

The day begins with a filling breakfast and crisp air Himalayan air. The trail today takes you back to Namche Bazar. You will be trekking through lush forests and remote villages. Pass by Tengboche and Pangboche villages before reaching Namche Bazar.

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  • Namche Bazaar

The last day of the trek begins with an Easy walk along a stream. The trail gradually ascends through lush forests and small villages to Lukla. This marks the end of EBC Trek. Today, you will celebrate with the crew for a successful venture and prepare to fly back to Kathmandu tomorrow.

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  • Lukla

Admiring the last views of the great Himalayas, you fly back to Kathmandu. Land at the airport and head to the hotel. You will have the entire day to explore and shop. In the evening, meet with the team members for the last time over a farewell dinner organized by the company.

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  • Kathmandu

Time to say goodbye until we meet next time. You will leave for your home today. Our airport representative will escort you to the hotel before your flight departure time.

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 Date25 Oct, 2021End Date07 Nov, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$1100
Start Date31 Oct, 2021End Date13 Nov, 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.