Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

Duration: 14 Days   |   Based on 13 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trip Style: Hikking and Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-15
  • Max Elevation: 5,545 m./18,187 ft.

Everest Base Camp Trek: 14 days it is a well-known fact that Nepal has a lifetime's worth of natural and cultural wonders that offer the ultimate in adventure and cultural travel. Home to the world's highest mountains, Nepal takes pride in flawless mountain beauty and allows travelers to explore the alluring gift of nature. Mount Everest, locally known as Sagarmatha, stands in its glory at 8,848.86 m./29,050 ft. in Solukhumbu district, Mechi Province of Nepal, and draws climbers from all over the world to get an unrivaled experience of standing on the top of the world. Everest base camp trekking is an open book with endless adventurous stories. The Everest base camp trek typically starts with flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, a vibrant and fascinating Sherpa town. The gateway of the EBC trek.

The highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek

  • The breathtaking panoramic views of the mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla.
  • The Sherpa town and the gateway to Mt. Everest-Name Bazaar
  • The Tengboche Monastery (Buddhist Shrine) and its surroundings
  • Visit Hilary School and Hospital in Khumjum and Khunde
  • Khumbu Glacier and Everest Base Camp
  • Jaw-dropping views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhose, Cho Oyu and Thamserku
  • Spectacular Sunrise/Sunset view from Kalaphattar
  • Visit Highest place 5* Hotel in the World/Everest View Hotel

Trekking to Everest is a dream come true for those adventurers who want to get a glorious close-up view of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. It is a moderate-level trek that involves multi-day walking to the Khumbu landscape infused with indigenous religiosity. The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is an extraordinary challenge blended with the thrill and adrenaline of coming face-to-face with mighty mountains and the novelty resulting from learning the Himalayan way of life. Everest Base Camp is the gateway to the tallest point on the planet, where mountaineers prepare themselves before conquering Everest. EBC Trek is an adventurous and spiritual journey to the hidden paradise of the Himalayas that brings an unforgettable experience to cherish for a lifetime. If you have additional days, you can combine Gokyo Lake with EBC

What you can experience in Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp is a rudimentary campsite for mountain climbers seeking to conquer the mother of challenges. Everest Base Camp trek is the walk to the base camp on the roof of the world, offering you firsthand experience of high-altitude walking and the culture of the indigenous group living in the Himalayan region.

  • The Everest Base Camp trek offers the overwhelming opulence of tall peaks over 8000 meters, including Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lobuche, and the iconic Everest itself.
  • Incredible sight of the majestic snow-capped mountains and instant connection to the magical panoramas of the Himalayas
  • Sense of accomplishment on reaching the final line on the base of the world's highest peak-Mount Everest
  • Encounter and friendly relation with the most hospitable and welcoming people in the world and learn their fundamental values, beliefs, subsistence practices, and aspects of their lifestyle
  • The Everest Base Camp trek is the best way to soak in the incredible Himalayan views and admire the grandeur and magnificence of the Everest region.

Best time for Mt. Everest Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek isn't always welcoming in terms of temperature and winds and has some of the harshest weather, making it difficult for you to cope with the surrounding environment. Temperatures below freezing point and the biting wind blowing across the Himalayas aren't something you wish to be looking forward to. However, there is also the best time for you to undertake the Everest Base Camp trek to create an unforgettable journey of a lifetime. The best time of the year for the Everest Region trek is September-December and March-May, as the weather is mild and favorable, and there's less chance of problematic snowfalls.

The monsoon season (June–September) is not the recommended time due to rainfall and cloudy skies. On the other hand, winter (January and February) brings freezing as the temperatures drop below freezing point, even during the day. Attractions to see on the Everest Trek

Places to visit while on the Everest Base Camp Trek

The journey to the base camp of the world's highest mountain is full of adventure and novelty. The major famous places that you will visit during the EBC trek are as follows:.

Lukla Airport, a small Himalayan settlement at an elevation of 2,860 m (9,380 ft. where the epic adventurous journey toward the Everest Base Camp starts. You'll take the mountain flight from the capital city Kathmandu to Lukla Airport-the world-famous airport with the shortest runway and harsh surrounding landscape

Namche Bazaar-It is the acclimatization point before hopping off for the trekking. It stands at an elevation of, 3,440 m/11,283 ft. and offers you the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. People may decide on the Everest three-pass trek once they are here.

Tengboche monastery-Tengboche Monastery is a peaceful and spiritual stop on your trekking journey that is situated at a ridge-top elevation of 3,867 m/12,713 ft. It is the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community and the largest Gumba in the Everest region that bridges the religious life of Sherpa with the rest of the world and gives blessings and compassion for a successful journey.

Sherpas and their culture are an indigenous community in the Himalayan region and a helping hand for the journey as you embark on your adventure. Although Mount Everest is the highlight of this trek, it is their compassion persistence, and way of life that will leave an unforgettable stamp in your memory.

Kala Patthar viewpoint 5,545 m./18,187 ft. Landmark on the South ridge of Pumori is a not-to-be-missed spot during the EBC trek to take in a close view of Everest and other 20 giant peaks and get the best sunset and sunrise views on high mountains. Besides the above-mentioned places, Ama Dablam Base Camp is another beautiful place that you should not miss visiting while on the EBC trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulties

The walking journey to the base camp of Mount Everest is not an easy endeavor. The altitude and weather of the Everest region pose the most difficult challenges to the trekkers. Besides, in this trek, it is essential to walk rigorously through forests, steep hills, and rugged mountain terrain, requiring you to push yourself to the next level. For the temperature of the EBC trek, please visit here.

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp takes you to an elevation of, 5,380 m, or 5,545 m/18,187 ft. (Kalapathar), where most people often experience altitude sickness. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is very common and curable, but a lack of attention to AMS symptoms can lead to severe altitude problems like high-altitude pulmonary edema and high-altitude cerebral edema.

You must acclimatize well and be accompanied by well-qualified guides who will provide you with adequate information about the weather altitude, and the Mountain. If you are physically fit and mentally prepared with enough courage and determination to face challenges, then the Everest Base Camp walking is the right choice for you.

Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Global Adventure Trekking offers you the perfect 14-day EBC trek itinerary that takes well into account the time required for your body to acclimatize to Everest surroundings. You can undertake the EBC trek according to your pace, and our standard itinerary is a 12-day trek round trip from Kathmandu to EBC and back. You can expect to walk around 6 to 7 hours every day, covering an average of 15 km. Our guides and porters are extremely well-trained and experienced, have your back, and are with you in every thin and thick phase of this trek. They will provide adequate information and guide you to overcome obstacles, while also bringing you close to local cultures. For the necessary trek gear, please visit here.

Cost of The Everest Base Camp Trek

As costly as it sounds, the Everest Base Camp Trek is way cheaper than the Everest expedition cost and ranges within your budget limit. We offer you the best price without compromising the quality of our standard services. Our 14-day EBC trek from Kathmandu to EBC and back costs around USD 1,250–4,200. It covers all the mentioned services below.  We have a 100% safety record in our 25 years of experience. If you are looking for a luxury Everest Base Camp trek, then please visit here.

If you expect to spend quality time in a luxury hotel along the EBC trek route, we will take care of your arrangements with a little additional fee. Please feel free to contact us. Please see here what our client said about the Everest Base Camp trek.

Enroll in our EBC trek package and grab the opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of the Himalayas. The 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek is not a destination, it is an experience for all. We fully understand the importance of customer experience and customer service. We guarantee you the best holiday experience in Nepal. This trek is operated by a professional and experienced team that will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the Everest base camp journey.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu 1,350 m./4,428 ft./30 min drive

Once you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our dedicated airport representative is going to welcome you warmly and present you with a garland of marigold flowers at the arrival gate. You are going to be comfortably transferred to your hotel for a pleasant and fruitful overnight.

Distance Cover: 6 km.

Driving Distance: 30 min.

Elevation: 1,350 m.

Accommodation: Hotel Buddha/Kailash Kutee

Meals- No

  • None
  • Hotel Buddha or Similar
  • 1,350 m./4,428 ft.

Catch an early flight to Lukla (it takes around 35 minutes), and then grab your first cup of tea or coffee to help you warm up before starting your trek through a Sherpa village on a level, easy trail that leads to Phakding.

remarks: In the high season, the Lukla flight may take off from Ramechap additionally.

Please be aware that, to reduce air traffic and possible delays, all STOL flights may be scheduled from Ramecheap-Lukla-Ramechap during peak season. Ramechap is about 130 kilometers (five hours) from Kathmandu. From Ramechap, the flight to Lukla takes only fifteen minutes. As a result, you will be departing the Kathmandu Hotel early in the morning, about 2 or 3 

Air Distance Cover: 138 km/85 miles 

Flight Time: 30 min

Walking Distance: 8 km.

Altitude descent: 240 m.

Trekking Duration: 4 hours.

Accommodation: Snow land or Similar

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Snowland or Pine Forest
  • 2,620 m./8,646 ft.

The journey towards the Majestic Himalayas sounds breathtaking, The sight of those towering peaks must be awe-inspiring, especially as you make your way through the pine forests and along the yak trails. Namche Bazaar is such a vibrant spot nestled amidst this incredible landscape. Catching that first glimpse of iconic peaks like Mount Everest, Amadablam, and Thamserku must truly be a moment to remember. It's experiences like these that remind us of the sheer magnificence of nature.

Distance Cover: 12 km/7.50 miles

Trekking Duration: 7 hours

Altitude Gain: 820 m.

Accommodation: Hotel Bodhi or Similar

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Bodhi or Hotel Namche
  • 3,440 m./11,352 ft.

Optional hike to Thame/Khumjung Monastery/Everest View Hotel: 3,880 m/12,804 ft.

During the acclimation day in Namche,  We are presented delightful options to hike up to Everest View Hotel, the highest 5-star hotel on earth, from where you will have jaw-dropping views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhose, Ama Dablam, Or hike to Khumjum village for the rich culture of Sherpa people, explore Adman Hilary school and Khunde hospital. Take a warm and organic lunch and go back to your hotel at Namche.

Distance Cover: 15 km/9.35 miles

Trekking Duration: 5 hours.

Altitude gain: 440 m.

Accommodation: Hotel Bodhi or Similar

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Bodhi or Hotel Namche
  • 3,440 m./11,352 ft.

With magnificent views of Thamsherku, Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more mountains, the first stage is easy and fluid. The second segment drops to the riverbank, Phunki Tanga. Then, while admiring the stunning vistas, increase roughly 800 meters to get to Tengboche through the pine forest. A wonderful overnight at the hotel.

Distance Cover: 11 km/6.85 miles

Trekking Duration: 5 hours

Altitude gain: 440 m.

Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya or Similar

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Tashi Delek or Hotel Himalaya
  • 3,680 m./12,144 ft.

Tengboche is the best place to view Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku in the back. Tengboche monastery is another attraction for tourists, so you may join for pooja in the morning and descend through the Rhododendron forest. Facing the giant mountain range towards Chhukung valley. 

Distance Cover: 11 km/6.85 miles

Trekking Duration: 5 hours.

Altitude gain: 520 m.

Accommodation: Hotel Good Luck or Similar

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Good Luck or Dingboche Resort
  • 4,400 m./14,520 ft.

This is another great day to acclimatize yourself, as you have various options to enjoy your day. The first option is exploring Chhuking Valley offering magnificent views of the mountains and surroundings, including Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Island Peak. Chhuking is the last village and gateway to Island Peak. After lunch, you can hike up to Chhukung Ri as well.

The second option is hiking up to Nagarjuna Hill, which is just above Dingboche village. This could be a tough hike as it is steep, but you will have a great chance to view Mt. Makalu, which is another 8,000 m. peak and enjoy the best sunset view from the top. Both options offer a unique experience. It always depends on your physical fitness.

Distance Cover: 6 km/3.75 miles

Trekking Duration: 5 hours.

Altitude gain: 330 m.

Accommodation: Good Luck

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Good Luck or Dingboche Resort
  • 4,400 m./14,520 ft.

As we are walking in a high-altitude area, remember that you need to have proper high-altitude acclimation and stay hydrated. The trek gradually ascends towards the north face of Dingboche, crosses the river, and stops for the first break for hot tea/coffee at Dhukla. The path goes steep up to Lobuche. You visit Chorten, Mane Stone, and all the panoramic views of the eight thousand-meter mountain. The last part is an easy and pleasant walk to Lobuche for an overnight stay.

Distance Cover: 10 km/6.25 miles

Trekking Duration: 6 hours.

Altitude gain: 500 m.

Accommodation: Hotel Mother Earth or Similar

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Mother Earth or Hotel Oxigan
  • 4,900 m./16,170 ft.

 You are on the lap of the Himalayan range. Gorak Shep is the initial base c3amp of Everest. Until the 1950s, climber set up camp at this place. Optional 3 hrs./6 km hiked up to Everest base camp (5,360 m.) and back to lodge. Or hike to Kala Patthar for sunset.

Distance Cover: km/8 miles

Trekking Duration: 3 hours.

Altitude Gain: 200 m.

Accommodation: Hotel Snow land or Similar

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Snowland or Hotel Himalaya
  • 5,100 m. /16,830 ft.

Early in the morning, start your trip to Kala Patthar for an amazing sunrise if you leave it on the previous day at the closest proximity of Lhotse and Mt. Everest. On the button, you will view the biggest Khumbu glacier. After breakfast, trek to Pheriche for your comfort overnight.

Distance Cover: 15 km/9.30 miles

Trekking Duration: 7 hours.

Altitude Descend: 850 m.

Accommodation: Hotel Pumari or Similar

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board
  • Everest View Hotel or Hotel Pumori
  • 4,250 m./14,025 ft.

Walking through the wide valley offers you great views of the Himalayas and takes your time to visit the giant Sherpa village and monastery along the way to Namche Bazar. You might see the Trans Himalayan Market in Namche Bazaar. 

Distance Cover: 17 km/10.55 miles

Trekking Duration: 6 hours.

Altitude Descend: 810 m.

Accommodation-Hotel Bodhi or Similar

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Bodhi or Hotel Namche
  • 3,440 m./11,352 ft.

Even though you are trekking back the same trails, a lot of different views and Sherpa village will keep your mind busy. Mostly we descend and gradually flatten, so, this is an easy day but longer.  Once you are at Lukla, you will have warm hospitality from the dedicated team of global adventure trekking for the farewell, as it is your last night of the trek. 

Distance Cover: 18 km/11.20 miles

Trekking Duration: 6 hrs.

Altitude Descend: 600 m.

Accommodation: Khumbhu Resort or Similar

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

  • Full Board
  • Hotel Nest or Khumbu Resort
  • 2,840 m./9,372 ft.

Take a Mountain scenic flight over the Himalayas to Kathmandu. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. The trip will conclude here. You are open for your wellness day in Kathmandu. Evening, farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant. Remember: if you are traveling to the Everest region in October and April/May, then all the flights operate from Ramechap to Lukla and back.

Air Distance Cover: 138 km/85.75 miles

Travel Duration: 30 min.

Altitude Descend: 1490 m.

Accommodation: Hotel Buddha or Similar

  • Breakfast+Dinner
  • Hotel Buddha or Similar
  • 1,350 m./4,428 ft.

After your lifetime of experience journey, we would like to extend our gratitude for your safe travels in a private vehicle. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey to your next adventure chapter.

Distance Cover: 6 km.

Driving Duration: 30 min

Meals- Breakfast

  • Breakfast
  • No accommodation here

What's included

  • Upon your arrival, pick up and transfer to a designated Hotel
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
  • Domestic flights, Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu OR Ramechhap/Lukla/Ramechhap
  • 15 kg. luggage allowance with departure Tax on flight
  • An experienced, qualified government license holder Global adventure guide
  • Two-night twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast
  • 11-night Tea-house twin sharing accommodation, the Best Available
  • Meals while on Trekking (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • All the food lodging and salary of Sherpa Guide
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Khumbu Rural Municipality Entry Fees
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate with a token of Love
  • Company Duffel bag
  • Company T-shirt
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Farewell dinner in a Nepalese typical restaurant.
  • Gov't tax and VAT
  • Nepalese visa fee, visa can be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Visa costs 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days, respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s) if more than 15 kg.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of an earlier return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights Tickets to and from.
  • Travel insurance and evacuation costs in an emergency
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills-all kinds of hot and cold drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, bottles or boiled water, hot showers, etc.)
  • Tips for guide
  • Porter
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Important notes for Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Day one means arrival day in Kathmandu and the last day is the final departure day from Kathmandu.
  • Due to the demands of traveling at high altitudes, a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking between 3-7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. The altitude may exceed 5,545 meters.
  • A Single Supplement to have your room is available on this trip and applies only to nights spent in Kathmandu.
  • In case weather conditions lead to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see Day 1 of the itinerary for more details.
  • You must bring an emergency fund of 500 USD in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or canceled flights.
  • We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
  • The minimum age for this trip is 15 yrs at the time of travel.
  • Please note that while we try to assist all our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times when your leader decides to either delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptoms.
  • We are open to your suggestion and you will have enough free time for yourself.
  • In the high season of trekking October and November, April and May, all flights to Lukla and back are conducted from Ramechap. Ramechap is about 130km and the expected time is 5 hrs. Remember our scheduled departure transport is by bus and leave early morning at 3 am.

Passport and Visa:

  • All travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. A visa can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Visas cost 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days respectively.

Medical and health information:

  • All travelers need to be in good physical health to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully.
  • You should consult your doctor before leaving the country for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. You are suggested to bring your medical kid, and Covid-19 vaccination Card/certificate (optional).

Accommodation while on the Everest Trek:

Accommodation at the local lodge known as the Guesthouse is simple but comfortable. Toilet and washing facilities are shared. In the guesthouse, travelers are provided twin-sharing rooms with twin beds, mattresses, and pillows. In high season (March to May) and September to November) in places there are few numbers of guesthouses so sometimes travelers may do dormitories. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. In remote regions, the guest house does not have a toilet and running water can mean just a hole in the ground. A hot shower facility is available in some guesthouses for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water that is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available in some places for an additional cost.

Transportation to Everest Base Camp Trek:

By Air: Kathmandu to Lukla flights are often cleared in the trekking season time. however. all travelers are suggested to have a few backup days in the end as a backup day to catch their International flight. If the flights are canceled then you have the option to take a charter Heli flight that costs about 350-500 USD per person on a sharing basis. This also depends on the number of people. So make sure you have prepared your emergency fund just in case. All domestic flight has a strict weight limit. 10 kg of your baggage and 5 kg of hand luggage are included in your tickets. Excess baggage will be charged at your own expense which will cost per kg about 100 Rupees.

Note: From 25th March 2024 till May 2024, all the Lukla flights are going to operate from Manthali Airport which is a 127 km drive and takes about 5 hours. So note that there is no direct flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. 

Phone and Internet services during the trek:

Most of the hotels in Kathmandu offer free Wi-Fi with an excellent connection. While trekking Wi-Fi may be available in the teahouse for a small cost. The higher you go the more use of Wi-Fi and the internet will cost and likely the shower the speed. Remember your room may not have an electrical outlet. You have to share the dining hall for recharge.

Everest base camp trek Safety: Nepal is safe for travel destinations in the world. Just to be sure travelers are suggested to have their neck belt money wallet while traveling, for the safe keeping of their money, passport, and some valuable items. During your trip, you will have some free time to pursue your interests, relax, and take it easy, or explore at your leisure.

High Altitude sickness in Everest hiking: Altitude sickness is a hazard, including on the Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest Base Camp treks and more. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with signs and symptoms before you leave and observe your health during your trek.

Altitude sickness is a life-threatening fetal disease. Higher than 2,500m are at a risk of altitude sickness even though they are physically fit. It is important to be aware of these symptoms you may encounter.
Periods of sleeplessness, Occasional loss of appetite, Vivid, wild dreams at around 2,500-3,800 m in altitude, Unexpected momentary shortness of breath day and night, Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally, Blocked nose, Dry cough, Mild headache, and Vomiting …

If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy, or experiencing other symptoms please share with your group and guide for the necessary counseling or evacuation.

Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is compulsory for Everest Base Camp Trek. Make sure your insurance covers you for your planned activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m this should be included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services, and helicopter evacuation costs.

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