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Everest Base Camp Trek – 14 Days


Everest Base Camp Trek – 14 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days is an epitome of all trekking journey. It takes trekkers to an abode of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. Therefore, the trip is on the travel bucket list of people across the globe. Book it. Nepal Hiking Himalaya ensures great memories at an affordable rate.

The journey never fails to satisfy your travel hunger. Moreover, it provides best moments. You can share the events done at foothill of World’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest for generations to come. Sherpa villages, mountains, rivers and forests make this walking trip diverse. Therefore, spending on this trek is never a waste. Come, join us and experience mountain wilderness.

EBC Trek Route Overview

Trekkers fly to Lukla. It is an amazing as well as thrilling experience to fly on this route. Landing at world’s most extreme airport is the starting event of Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days. All crew members are assembled at Lukla. First day comprises of Lukla flight and short hike to Phakding or Manjo. Trail is easy. Altitude gain is not much.

Second day of the trekking is towards famous town of Khumbu, the Namche Bazaar. There are 4 suspension bridges over Dudhkoshi River. Trail is okay. Uphill walking is only after trekkers cross the Hillary Bridge. This day is important. Trekkers enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The first sight of Mt. Everest is seen on this day. On a clear weather, you get glimpse of Everest from a place which is about 25 minutes before Namche.

Third Day is all about acclimatization. You need to do all acclimatization activities sincerely. It ensures the success of the trip.

Everest Base Camp Trek Acclimatization

The short climbing to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung Village are the typical acclimatization climbing exercises.  Idea is to hike higher and rest at low altitude. Relish the best view of mountains on this day. Mt. Amadablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Thamserku, Tabuche etc. are seen during acclimatization hike. Visit the famous Sherpa Village, Khumjung as well. Understand the locals’ lifestyle too. These locals are true mountaineers, the Sherpa.

From here up to Everest Base Camp, trekkers have to trek through unique places. Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep are major villages. However, Lobuche and Gorakshep don’t have human settlement but lodges only. Dingboche is next destination where second acclimatization takes place. Hikers hike Nagarshan Hill or hike to Chhukung Valley.

Beyond Dingboche, trekkers need to be very careful. Air thins and altitude rises. Therefore, for successful trek, hikers need to heed guide’s instructions. Everest Base Camp (5364 m) is the place to be. Leave your footprints. Capture pictures. Make memorable memories. Hikers return to Lukla following the same trail. Additional activity is the hiking of Kalapathar (5545 m) for sunrise.

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days will undoubtedly surpass all your expectations of Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days Booking

Book the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days in Nepal with us. Nepal Hiking Himalaya would do the utmost best to ensure that you get worth of every penny spent for the trip of Nepal.

Tour Highlights
  • Lap of world’s tallest Mountain
  • Deity of all trekking routes of Nepal
  • Sherpa Culture and traditions
  • Khumbu Region excursion

7 reasons to do Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

1. Base Camp of Mt. Everest

Final destination on this trek is the base camp of Mt. Everest. The mountain is legend in itself. Every year thousands of people reach the summit. However, everyone couldn’t afford or summit the top. It doesn’t mean that people don’t want to leave footprints on its foothill. Everest Base Camp Trek is basically the trek to reach base camp. At an altitude of 5364 m, base camp is perfect place to understand the grandeur of Mt. Everest.

2. Over 2 Dozen of Mountains

During Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers get chance to get the vista of over 2 dozen mountains. It includes 3 top ten mountains of the world as well. Major mountains seen on this trail are – Lhotse, Choyou & Everest (Top 10 Mountains), Amadablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Lobuche, Island, Pumori, Cholatse, Tabuche, Kusum Kangaru etc.

3. Sherpa Villages on Everest Base Camp Trek

Sherpa is an ethnic community of Nepal. These people live in the northern Himalayan belt of Nepal. Major trait of these people are that they are expert climbers. There are many legends about the intrepidity of these people in the field of Mountaineering.

Get to know the daily lives of these people. Explore their villages. Everest Base Camp Trek is the best way to understand about these people. During the trek, trekkers can visit various Sherpa villages. Major villages on the trail are Khumjung, Khunde, Phortse, Pangboche and Dingboche. These places have large population of Sherpa people.

4. Rivers & Suspension Bridges

Rivers originated from glaciers are in abundance throughout the trail. Trekkers have to cross these rivers in many places. Interesting way of crossing these rivers is via suspension bridge. These kind of bridges are typical in Nepal. Crossing the river using suspension bridge is an adventure in itself. There are more than half a dozen suspension bridges on the trail. Major highlight is the Twin Bridge also known as Hillary bridge at the foothill of Namche Bazaar.

5. Sagarmatha National Park

Among national parks across the globe, Sagarmatha National Park is the highest altitude park. It is home of unlimited flora and fauna. Listed under the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, the park is an iconic place to understand the wildlife and vegetation of high altitude place.

Remember that Everest Base Camp Trek trail is inside this park. Trekkers get chance to experience three types of vegetation. They are temperate deciduous forests, alpine forests and tundra vegetation.

6. Lukla Airport

First course of action during the Everest Base Camp Trek is flight to Lukla. After the opening of the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, it has it’s own identity. Across the globe, the airport is known as the most extreme airport. The terrain of runway, surrounding geographical complexities, unpredictable weather and high altitude make this airport one of the most extreme. Therefore, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is surely the must to collect memory once in a lifetime.

7. Trail of Superlatives

Trekking route of Everest Base Camp Trek consists of many superlative things and places. You can experience the following superlative things during the trekking:

  • Tallest Mountain of the world – Mt. Everest (8848.86 m)
  • Highest Place for Sunset/Sunrise without Mountaineering – Kalapathar (5545 m)
  • World’s Highest Situated Hotel – Everest View Hotel
  • Monastery Located at the highest altitude – Tengboche Monastery
  • Modern Town at the highest altitude – Namche Bazaar
  • World’s first Twin Suspension Bridge – Hillary Bridge\
  • Most Extreme Airport of the World – The Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla
  • Highest altitude National Park of the world – Sagarmatha National Park

Besides these reasons, EBC Trek has numerous other reasons to trek on. As a trekking guide, I assure you that Everest Base Camp Trek will never fail to quench your thirst of mountain wilderness. Try at least once. Everest and Mountains are calling.

Altitude Sickness in Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

Trekkers reach up to 5545 m during the trek. The journey starts at 1300 m. It is Kathmandu. They will have to travel into the thin air beyond 3000 m. Additionally, altitude sickness takes place after 2600 m for some. However, general altitude risky place is beyond 3000 m from sea level. It is highly likely that altitude sickness takes place during the trek. Therefore, you need to take precautionary measures.

Follow the following guidelines in order to avoid altitude sickness:

5 Smart Ways to Avoid Altitude Sickness during Nepal Trekking

These 5 smart ways to avoid altitude sickness during Nepal Trekking definitely help you prepare for successful trip.

  1. Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine, Nicotine and Greasy Food

It is wise to avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and greasy food before and during the trip. Travelers travel for fun. Therefore, drinking alcohol seems to be normal. However, Nepal’s high mountains are not suited for such fun food habits. These drinks don’t hydrate us.

Consumption of alcohol decreases our chances of being adjusted at the higher elevation.

2. Drink plenty of Water/Fluids and Carbohydrate

Drinking water and eating carbs are the best way to avoid high altitude sickness. High altitude areas of Nepal have low humidity. Moreover, air is dry. You need to drink water more than you used to. Avoid fatty food instead eat more carbs. Carbohydrate requires less oxygen to get digested than fats.

3. Acclimatization Rest Days

Add at least one day as an acclimatization rest day. For some trekking trails two acclimatization breaks are needed. For example, Everest Base Camp Trek requires two breaks. Basic idea of acclimatization is to adjust your body to the surrounding. You should do activities like hiking to higher elevation and resting at lower altitude.

If you walk around during the rest day you can breathe better. Your body get adjusted to the lower oxygen level and pressure. Some trekkers don’t take acclimatization break. This is very fatal. Always respect the itinerary and don’t get overconfident while trekking. Nepal’s mountainous area is very beautiful yet so callous. Trekkers have to be alert all the time and follow the precautionary instructions.

4. Gradual Ascent

Don’t rush and don’t slack. This is the great mantra to avoid altitude sickness. Walk slowly and continuously. Take water breaks. Enjoy the view.

Add 1-2 days as contingency. Don’t make plan in haste.

Prepare your body for continuous walking up to 5 – 6 hours a day.

5. Know your Body

Do thorough check up before heading to mountains. Sometimes, we overlook our body’s condition. It is wise to check whether you have some chronic lungs and heart diseases. Consult to your doctor.

As for the back up plan get the Travel Insurance. You need to get the insurance which covers your medical expenses as well as air evacuation.

These 5 smart ways to avoid altitude sickness are really helpful. At Nepal Hiking Himalaya we follow these guidelines strictly. Therefore, Nepal Trekking journey of our clients have high success rate.

Have open mind. Positive attitude also helps to avoid the altitude sickness.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu airport
Day 2 Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 3 Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters)
Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters)
Day 5 Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day
Day 6 Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters)
Day 7 Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters)
Day 8 Dingboche (4360m) – Rest and Acclimatization Day
Day 9 Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 10 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters)
Day 11 Hike up to Kalapatthar (5545 meters) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 meters)
Day 12 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters)
Day 13 Trek to Lukla (2804 meters)
Day 14 Morning flight back to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu airport

Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a Nepal Hiking Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

Today, you will have a sightseeing trip in the morning. We offer a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The main attractions of the Bhaktapur are Durbar Square, the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty five windows, art galleries, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. Then, we visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries. After that we visit Pashupatinath, the most well-known Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters)

An early morning start takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute picturesque flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. We begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610meters. After that, you will get to observe beautiful Sherpa settlement Choplung. The trail goes on by the side of the Dudh Koshi valley before climbing to Ghat (2530m). Then, track climbs tenderly once more about an hour to final destination Phakding where we spend a night.

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters)

On the way, from Phakding, today we can have a scene of an arresting pine forest, all along Dudh Koshi River crossing numerous suspension bridges through Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole. National Park permit check spot with the peaceful view of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). The lane continues throughout the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the meeting point of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers. Now, the trail climbs slowly crossing high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge. On the way, stimulating glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse- Lhotse edge will be spotted. Mounting for 3 hours, the magnificent pine forest will end reaching a prosperous trading and administrative village Namche Bazar. We stay this night in hotel.

Day 5
Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day

We will spend a day here in order to become accustomed and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts advise to hold at least one extra night. There is a day tour where one can visit Sagarmatha (Everest) National park on the small hill where we can look at a range of things related to the first Everest climbers, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. After that we can take entertaining acclimatization side trip to large traditional Sherpa village Khumjung with the view of Thamserku, Khaantaiga, Ama Dablam, Mt, Everest aqnd many more. In the evening, we return back to Namche Bazar for overnight.

Day 6
Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters)

From Namche Bazaar he trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with wonderful views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today. The fairly flat way will take us today to view wonderful landscape of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The path continues and we can observe wild lives like musk deer (a herd of Himalayan Thar) colorful pheasant (Danphe, National bird). Then the path slopes down to Dudh Koshi River where series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring you to Tenboche. With the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks, the famous Gomba, Tengboche Monastery can be spotted.

Day 7
Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters)

Today, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exhilarating suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. We can see gigantic view of Ama Dablam and the track lines up to the upstream closer to Imja River quite pleasant up toward Imja valley. The trail at present show the way us to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement with the stunning terraced field enveloped by stone wall to avoid barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We stay at hotel at night.

Day 8
Dingboche (4360m) – Rest and Acclimatization Day

Today, we trek to Dingboche. Dingboche is a fascinating jumble of small fields encircled by stone walls shielding the crops of barley and potatoes from the chilly winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when big numbers of yaks are made to graze in the valley meadow. At the back of the lodge, the massive rock looks of Taweche look as if we are moving towards the heaven. Chukkung is another sensible option. The sights are unbelievable in this valley; the soaring south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the core of the valley and the fluted ice walls of nameless peaks is lined up in the southern end of the valley.

Day 9
Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)

On this day, we come up the small point behind the village above Pheriche Valley. At the top, Taweche and Cholatse (6440m) strikes us with its image which seems to slope frontward from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of Cho La is prominent. The walking is now by and large flat on wide-open fields, but make sure that you are well hydrated. Then, we cross the Khumbu Khola at Dughla (4620m) and take a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier. The incredible view of Pumori (7145m) and, across the border in Tibet, Changtse (7550m), are seen at the top of the valley at the same time Everest disappears behind the gigantic walls of Nuptse and Lhotse.

Day 10
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters)

Today is a challenging day. We walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without climbing equipment. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. A steady way up permits us to build the slow, steady pace necessary when walking at high height. When we arrive at the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a sequence of small up and down walking over a unsteady track lined with cairns that shows the way ultimately to the unexpected glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And then, we consequently, head off towards the Everest Base Camp. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 11
Hike up to Kalapatthar (5545 meters) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4200 meters)

Today is another difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mount. KalaPatthar (5545m) The climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848 meters, tower directly to the front and on all sides come into view, the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny settlement at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche.

Day 12
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters)

From Pheriche we take a somewhat different way down to Orsho, then moving to Pangboche village. Here we can see the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a ‘Yeti’, or the abominable snowman. Leaving mountains at the back of us, our descent get us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

Day 13
Trek to Lukla (2804 meters)

Today, go back over the main track down to Dudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the track we reach to Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Koshi. For about 45 minutes, we climb to accomplish the entire trek and we reconfirm flight ticket and see off to local porters.

Day 14
Morning flight back to Kathmandu

After travelling 35 minutes, we fly Back Kathmandu, in the morning and move back to the hotel.

What to expect

Trekking in Nepal requires immense physical fitness and desire to conquer the high passes. However, there are numerous trails in Nepal where you can trek easily. There are low altitude destinations from where you can get the spectacular mountain vistas. There are vantage point in every hill tops. Nepal Hiking Himalaya has highly talented crew members. We have travel planners, correspondents, guides and translators. If you are stuck in the midst of anxiety and in search of best travel companion we can be the right solution.

Meals on the trekking trails will be according to the availability and altitude suitability. Our guides are selected after days of screening and interviews. Our major motto of conducting the trips is to surpass the guests’ expectations. Therefore, please feel free while traveling with us.

Here are the list of the things which you can expect while trekking or touring with us.

  • Expert Guidance
  • Highly Experienced Mountain Guides
  • Private Vehicles for the transportation
  • Luxury Hotels for the accommodation
  • Healthy Meals during your stay in Nepal
  • Government authorized bills and checks
  • Genuine travel services
  • Customization of itinerary
  • Translators
  • Travel Planners
  • All logistics from arrival in Nepal until Departure
  • Competitive rates
  • Impeccable Hospitality & Quality Services

Whats included in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • • Airport Pick Up & Drop in private transportation
  • • Trip Briefing, Pre-preparation & Counseling
  • • Government Taxes & Office Service Fees
  • • All Permits & Entrance Fees
  • • Overnight Accommodation at Hotel (During Stay in City) Room & Breakfast basis
  • • Complimentary Welcome or Farewell Dinner/Lunch
  • • Accommodation in Teahouse/Lodge/Hotel as per availability during trip
  • • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Tea & Coffee during trip
  • • Experienced Government License Holder Trekking Guide and Local Porters
  • • Trekking Guide & Porter Salary
  • • Flight or transportation charge of Crew members if applicable
  • • Trekking Crew members’ Insurance
  • • Air and Ground Transportation to – from (Ktm – Destination – Ktm)
  • • Additional In-trip services (clerical and personal)
  • • First Aid Medicinal Kits
  • • Trekking Bags & Trekking Route Maps
  • • Trip Completion Certificate

Whats Exclude in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • • All Meals stated other than on Itinerary
  • • Personal Travel Insurance; You need to get mandatory insurance to travel to certain areas of Nepal
  • • International Flight and all transportations before meeting our representatives
  • • Nepal Visa and other government formalities not related to your trip
  • • All kinds of beverages including water
  • • Wifi Internet, Hot Showers and trunk calls during the trip
  • • Personal Equipments
  • • Personal Expenses and food items beyond stated on itinerary
  • • Tips & Gratuities for the Trip Crew members


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Trip Facts

  • Departure From : Kathmandu
  • Duration : 14 days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Group Size : 1-50
  • Accomodation : Hotel/Teahouse/Lodge
  • Best Season : All Season

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