14 Day Mount Everest Base Camp Trek In Nepal
Everest Base Camp trek is a dream of a lifetime for you if you wish to rise over the clouds leaving behind the cars, crowds and everyday luxuries that you are accustomed to.
This could be the opportunity to get the solace in the beauty of the mountains and create a memory to cherish for a lifetime.
Trekking to Everest Base camp is one of the most searched and preferred trekking destinations by the trekkers around the world and this trekking could be a combo of both adventure and challenge for you.
This trek is not only about exploring the Everest but it also offers the opportunity to savour the breathtaking beauty of the mountains like Nuptse, Lothse, Makalu Choyu etc.
This trek also provides an opportunity to visit Sagarmatha National Park, listed in the UNESCO's world heritage site with the presence of the Sherpas and their unique culture. Sherpa people are amicable and warm-hearted manifesting their own tradition, rituals, and lifestyle. You sure will be overwhelmed by their hospitality.
You can also see a wide variety of Himalayan flora and fauna which could be an added bonus for someone who admires nature.
A 30-35 minute scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla starts the trek with cosy accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trek, well-developed trekking trails and full board hygienic meal.
Pleasant alpine vegetation, chortens, monasteries, prayer flags, the amiable local people make this trek a perfect way to spend your vacation.
Spring Season (March to May) and autumn season (October to December) are considered to be the best seasons for The Everest Base Camp Trek. You will reach at an altitude of 5,364 m (17,598 ft.).
Our well-researched itineraries will help you get the ultimate adventure experience that you deserve to see and savour during this trek.
We make sure that you are prepared as required for the trek.
- Beautiful vista of the sun giving greetings to the mountains
- Unique culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa community
- Walk through Khumbu Glacier
- Climb Kalapatthar
- Tengboche Monastery
- Scheduling: Shared Tour
- Languages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, Hindi, Nepali
- Duration: 14 days
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Instant Confirmation
- Live GuideEnglish, Hindi, Nepali
- Pick-up servicePick and Drop from Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)
- Easy Cancellation100% Cancellation fee for customers to cancel 30 days prior to the tour and 50% cancellation fee 31-45 days prior to the tour.
- Necessary local and government taxes
- Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel for 3 nights along with breakfast
- Welcome dinner (Day 1) and Farewell dinner (Day 13)
- Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private tourist vehicle
- Professional, qualified, highly knowledgeable Tour Guide
- First Aid Kit (Carried by your trek guide)
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request). Needs to be returned after trip completion
- Company’s duffel bag (upon request) and T-shirt (as a souvenir)
- Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation
- Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner
- Nepal arrival visa and international flights
- Tips of a guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation
- Your personal equipment and other expenses such as mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bar bills, showers, internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc
Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival.
He/she will escort you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle.
Your prior trip meeting will be scheduled on the very day at the hotel before dinner. However, our airport representative will give you a brief idea about the second day’s schedule on your way to the hotel.
During this meeting, we will introduce you to your leader/guide. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about your trek or anything that is related to your trip.
To make you feel comfortable, we host a welcome dinner for you in a popular restaurant in the city where you can enjoy authentic Nepali meal along with cultural programs including ethnic dance and songs. Tonight will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.
You will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan Airport by our staff early in the morning to board the flight to Lukla. After a 30-35 minutes flight, you will land to Tenzing- Hillary Airport, Lukla from where your trek begins.
You can enjoy the majestic view on your way to Lukla from Kathmandu if the weather is clear. There will be a short briefing session regarding the trekking and you will also be introduced to the other trekkers during your breakfast.
You will get some time to go see the village and local people while porters sort out and load the trekking equipment.
This walk is considered to be a short hike that will help you to acclimatize.
After almost four hours of walk, you will reach Phakding. There are many beautiful monasteries to visit, beautiful Lukla village and a breathtaking terrain to view.
There are many resting places and lodges in Phakding and you will be staying in one of these lodges tonight.
Today, our trek continues along the trail of Dudhkoshi River after breakfast in Phakding.
We begin with an uphill walk crossing the suspension bridge with prayer flags that lead to Monju, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park.
There are many teahouses, and shops on the way to Monju from Phakding for light refreshment.
After clearing the entrance formalities to enter the National Park, we will walk down the steeped trail to Dudhkoshi River.
After crossing another interesting suspension bridge, the uphill trail will lead you to Namche Bazaar-Gateway to Mt. Everest.
We can find many good restaurants, hotels, lodges shops, money exchange, bakeries and teahouses as Namche is the biggest village along the whole Everest trail.
Major attractions of this day are an amazing view of Mt. Kusum, Lhotse, Nuptse and the first Glimpse of Mt. Everest. We will stay in a guesthouse tonight.
The entire day will be spent in Namche so as to adjust with the thin air and the environment.
Namche is an important acclimatizing spot. It is always advisable to remain active instead of sitting ideal during the day.
Today, we will go for a short trek to Thame, an old Sherpa village, to celebrate and watch the Sherpa Tradition or we can visit the peripheral villages offering us a lot more to see and cherish.
We can also visit the National Parks headquarter, monasteries or the museum.Evening time can be spent by roaming around the market areas.
This night will also be spent in a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
The trek for today will start shortly after the breakfast.
Today we will follow the trails along the glacial water of Dudhkoshi up till the altitude of 3867m.
On our way, we can enjoy the phenomenal view of the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Enthralling Thamserku exists in the close vicinity of the trail along with the lush of the temperate vegetation including Rhododendron, Oak, Juniper etc. We might also get a glance of wild fauna like Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Snow Leopard and different varieties of birds prevailing in that region.
Upon reaching Tengboche; we can visit the famous Tengboche Monastery decorated with beautiful Sherpa art and beautiful wall hangings.
We will stay overnight at a lodge/teahouse in Tengboche.
Our journey for today begins after breakfast at Tengboche.
It is a short hike downhill followed by an uphill climb to Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft) crossing the suspension bridge.
You will be accompanied by a prepossessing view of the green vegetation. On our way, we will witness small villages and chortens.
Majestic view Mt. Ama Dablam and other peaks like Island Peak and Lhotse awaits you here. After a few hours of uphill walk, we will finally reach Dingboche (4,358m/14,295ft).
We will stay overnight at Dingboche.
Today is the second day segregated as the acclimatization.
After breakfast, we will go for a short trek to Chuklung valley and Imja Khola valley where we can enjoy the phenomenal view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lothse and many others.
We can also view the beautiful fields and pastures of Dingboche from this point. After spending few hours we will return to Dingboche for your overnight stay.
Today, after the refreshment, we will walk through the lateral trails of the Khumbu Khola valley to reach Dugla.
During the trek, we will get to see the breathtaking view of Mt. Pumori (7,138m/23,418ft) and Chola Lake.
We will reach to Dugla after crossing a small bridge followed by a decent ascend. At this point, we will pass by some stone memorials of Sherpas climbers who perished on the Glacier of different peaks nearby.
We will also get a glimpse of the peaks like Mahalangur Himal, Khumbutse, and Lingtren from here. After a gentle climb from Khumbu valley, we will reach Lobuche.
We might find some breathing difficulties due to the altitude.
We will spend the night in Lobuche.
Today's walk is going to be a bit difficult as we will be walking along the Khumbu Glacier to reach the Everest Base Camp.
We will first trek to Gorak Shep and after having lunch there the uphill climb for Everest base camp begins.
From this point, we will see the Everest in close proximity without any mountaineering equipment.
After walking through the rocky trail we will reach the Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft).
You can see the splendid view of Khumbu valley from this point.
We will return to Gorak Shep for dinner and overnight stay.
We will have to start our trek early today because this is the most tedious day of the entire trip.
We will begin our journey by climbing up to reach Kala Patthar (Black Rock at 5,545m/18,192ft.), that offers the best views of Mt. Everest.
This is a very challenging ascent yet a very rewarding one as it offers an enthralling view of the Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam.
We can spend some time here taking photographs before descending down to Gorak Shep and then trek down to Periche.
We will stay at Pheriche tonight.
Soon after the breakfast, we will walk down the trail that leads to Pangboche.
We will get to see the oldest monastery in this region that is believed to display the scalp and bones of Yeti.
Leaving behind the trails and crossing the river over Imja Khola we will reach Tengboche enjoying the panorama of the mountains.
A few hours of descent from here will take us to Dudhkoshi River.
We will reach Namche Bazaar after crossing the river and walking through the villages like Tashinga, Sansa, and Kyangjuma.
We will spend this night at Namche.
Today is the final day of this trek, so shortly after the breakfast, we will head towards Lukla from where our trek began.
The trail drops down to Dudhkoshi and then to Monjo.
We will have our lunch at Phakding and then continue to walk till we reach Lukla.
This evening can be spent with the team members roaming around the market or can have some quality time with ourselves enjoying achievement that we made during past few days.
We will spend this night at Lukla.
Flight to and from Lukla are normally scheduled during the early hours as the weather might go unpredictably adverse during the later hours.
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport by our guide and your luggage will be taken care of by the porters and local Sherpas.
You will reach to Kathmandu after a 30 min of flying.
You will be escorted to the respective hotel by our staff from the airport.
This is the last day of the trip with us.
You can extend your trip for one or two days to visit other interesting places in and out of Kathmandu which is completely optional.
If not then our staff will escort you to the airport as per your scheduled departure.
You can roam around the city and buy souvenirs’ and do shopping to take along with you if your flight is scheduled during late hours.
- The teahouse accepts Nepalese currency so you must have enough Nepalese currency with you
- You have to make your travel & rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel
- Do your homework before traveling
- You have to arrange your personal trekking equipment such as trekking poles, water bottle etc… by yourself. You can hire in Kathmandu
- Nepal arrival visa must be obtained ($25 for 15 days and $40 for 30 days in cash)
- Check the weather and altitude before you leave for suitable clothing
- You can get money exchanged at your hotel or we can recommend places with the best exchange rates