Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

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At a Glance
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-14
  • Max. Altitude 5545m

Highlights

  • Explore Mt. Everest- the highest mountain in the world
  • Fly in and out of Lukla airport- a very famous airport for its small runway and location
  • Come across the rich flora & fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Mingle with locals while spending nights in the mountain villages
  • Adventurous trail with fascinating artistic monasteries & prayer flags
  • Witness diverse landscapes and mountain views, unwind & bond with nature
  • Stunning sunrise from Kala Patthar- the highest point of the trek

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

"Spend the best 14 days of your life with us in Nepal on our Everest base camp trek. Traverse in the Himalayas, home to giant eight-thousander mountains and the strongest humans, Sherpas. Unwind and rejuvenate on this 14-day adventurous trek while spending a lot of time with yourself nurturing your soul and bonding with nature."

We believe every human should at least once trek to Everest base camp and live the Himalayan lifestyle. The 14 Days Everest base camp trekking is more than just an adventurous excursion into the wilds of the Himalayas. The trek teaches a lot about a simple lifestyle, healthy eating, leadership, endurance, and most importantly, takes you very close to nature. And not to forget about the cultural richness and abundant flora & fauna along the trekking route.

Even though the Everest base camp 14-day trial has been very commercialized over the years, the venture is still undeniably unique to every trekker. The challenges are still pretty much the same. You deal with the remoteness of the Khumbu region, high altitude, trodden trails, overwhelming flights, limited services, and bare minimum modern comforts.

14-Day Everest base camp trek is for everyone, whether you are trekking for several years or are a new trekker and have no clue about trekking in the Himalayas. Our team and many years of experience will give you all the support to reach the Everest base camp. We guarantee you safe and hassle-free trekking to Mount Everest base camp.

Following our well-designed Everest base camp 14 days trekking itinerary, you trek through dense forests and beautiful mountain villages. The numerous suspension bridges crossing and walking alongside the lush green foothills gradually lead you beyond the treeline. At the same time, the welcoming locals and their practices with many stupas, monasteries & prayer flags on the way enhances the trekking experience.

Relishing the teaming greenery and verdant valley landscapes in the lower altitude, you hike above 4,000 meters, where the scenery changes to barren hills and rocky, terraced fields with snowy mountains dominating the skyline. After seven days of long and never-ending walks, you finally make it to the lap of the world's highest mountain, Everest Base Camp (5,364 m).

The Everest base camp trek doesn't end here. The next early morning, you hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 m), a viewpoint with a sensational mountain panorama and a gorgeous sunrise. It's time to trek back to Lukla, where the trek has started. One final takes off from Lukla (2,860 m) and our Everest base camp trek of 14 days ends with lifelong memories. Now only celebrations wait ahead in Kathmandu.

If you are ready to embark on this intriguing adventurous trip, book our Everest base camp trek – 14 days for 2022 autumn departure or take your time, prepare, and book the Everest base camp trek for 2023 spring/autumn departure. If you have any questions regarding the trek, talk to us anytime. We'll answer all your questions.

You can combine a helicopter return at the end of the Everest base camp trek as well. Depending upon the number of people in the group, the cost varies. Likewise, you can also opt for our Luxury EBC trek or Everest Cho La Pass Trek.

Major attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek – 14 Days

Explore Mt. Everest- the highest mountain in the world

Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Reaching the top of this mountain may be a dream for many humans, but may not be doable for many because of all the limitations. So, here we come with the Everest base camp trekking for 14 days. You get to reach a magnificent height on this trek and achieve a huge accomplishment.

Fly in and out of Lukla airport- a very famous airport for its small runway and location

One of the major highlights of Everest base camp trekking – 14 days that begin/ends the journey in the Khumbu region is the flight between Kathmandu and Lukla airport. Located at 2,860 meters, Lukla has a very tiny airport and welcomes only twin otters. The overwhelming landing/take-off is another level of thrill in itself. The flight both ways offer breathtaking aerial scenery.

Come across the rich flora & fauna of Sagarmatha National Park

A huge part of the 14-day Everest base camp trek route goes through the Sagarmatha National Park. Starting from Monjo onwards, the national part stretches up to Mt. Everest. This national park is home to many natural wonders, from dense forests to villages, waterfalls, streams, lakes, rivers, gorges, moraines, glaciers, peaks, hills, etc.

While trekking, you'll see a range of vegetation and flowers along with the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron. Some lucky trekkers have gotten to see a red panda, Himalayan Tahr, wild boar, musk deer, birds, etc while trekking. Who knows what the trail has kept for you.

Mingle with locals while spending nights in the mountain villages

So, our Everest base camp 14 days trekking itinerary has the most beautiful villages for night stops. Resided by Sherpas and people of other communities, you collectively get to see their culture & tradition. All the villages are worth taking pictures of and present tempting scenery.

Our major night stops are Phakding, Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep. We book accommodation in all the villages in advance to make sure you do not have to worry about getting a room in the peak trekking season.

Adventurous trail with fascinating artistic monasteries & prayer flags

As we all know, the Everest base camp 14 days trail is quite adventurous because of all the ascends and descends along narrow and steep hillsides. The old bridges, streams, and glacier crossing make the journey very fascinating. You pass by mules and yaks. Trust us, you'll never see such a hospitable surrounding anywhere else, where everyone is smiling and saying Namaste to each other even if they are strangers.

Along the trekking route, there are many stupas and monasteries. You visit ancient Khumjung monastery, and Tengboche monastery during the Everest base camp trek – 14 days. Apart from these monasteries, you can see prayer wheels, chortens, and prayer flags everywhere. The locals are followers of Buddhism mostly.

Witness diverse landscapes and mountain views, unwind & bond with nature

Even if we count mountains on our fingers, we'll not be able to fit every single one we see while trekking. Every step of the trek will bring you close to nature. The tranquil and soothing environment will let you unwind your thoughts and become clearer with your life. The lush green valley changes into barren, rocky hills.

Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), Lobuche Peak (6,119 m), etc are some of the Himalayan mountains you see on Everest base camp trek 14 days.

Stunning sunrise from Kala Patthar- the highest point of the trek

At 5,545 meters, Kala Patthar boasts gorgeous sunrises along with 360-degree views of mountains. This part of the trail takes you above the cloud and presents heavenly scenery. As Mt. Everest is not seen from Everest Base Camp, we hike to Kala Patthar to relish one of the best views of this gigantic mountain.

You'll Experience

Everest Base Camp

Itinerary

Find the detailed day-to-day itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days. The 14 Days itinerary of the Everest Base Camp Trek includes arrival and departure days to and from Nepal. Even though we have offered 14 days itinerary, we advise you to have a few days extra at the end of the trek since the Everest Base Camp is an adventure trek in the remote land and we take a flight to Lukla and return, the flight Lukla flight may get delayed, or cancelation due to the bad weather and you will have options to wait and to take flight in next days and you won’t miss your international flight to home.

The proposed itinerary is the standard itinerary that fits most trekkers. However, if the offered program is not suitable for you, we at Outfitter Himalaya are always happy to make and offer you an itinerary as per your requirements and the days you have. So, feel free to contact us for the customized trek itinerary.

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Your arrival day in Kathmandu is leisure. We pick you up at the airport as per your flight landing time and escort you to the hotel. Explore the surroundings and we introduce you to your trek guide and do the final preparation for the trek.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Today, early in the morning we fly to Lukla airport from Kathmandu. Enjoy the beautiful aerial landscapes of the Himalayas during the flight. After landing at Luka, we refresh and get ready to descend to Phakding village. Walking through Chaurikharka village, we walk on a downhill route to Ghat village that continues to Phakding. The trail is forested.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2610

Trekking along the northern bank of Dudh Koshi River, we cross many suspension bridges over the same river and reach Monjo. Here, we register our permits at the checkpoint and begin ascending toward Namche Bazaar. The trail goes through dense forests of rhododendron and pine. We walk by remote villages and steeply ascend to our last destination of the day.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

We take a rest day in Namche Bazaar. It's a good opportunity to look around the village and mingle with locals. In the morning, we hike to Hotel Everest View to witness outstanding mountain views, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku, etc.

Later in the day, we visit museums and shops in Namche Bazaar. If you can walk, a Khumjung monastery visit is also a great option.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

From Namche Bazaar, it many ascends and descends to Tengboche village. Trekking through rhododendron forests, we descend to Phunki Thenga village. We may come across wildlife like deer, Himalayan tahr, pheasants, etc, on the way.

After a long descent, we continue trekking through lush forests to Tengboche village. The views of the mountain are amazing.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3860

After breakfast, we get ready to leave for Dingboche village. Walking past chortens and Mani walls, we drop down to Pangboche village. We ascend along the hillside and terraced fields to Dingboche village. The surrounding gets a lot barren and hostile as we approach Dingboche.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4410

The second rest day is in Dingboche village. We acclimatize our bodies before ascending further towards EBC. Today's activities include hiking to Nagarjun Hill and spending time with locals. We take a lot of rest. The views of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and Lobuche Peak are phenomenal today.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4410

After a warm breakfast, we begin the day with a sort of uphill walk above the Pheriche village. The trail soon goes along the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier to Thukla. The landscape is barren, and the sky is dominated by snow-capped mountains. We walk on the steep, rugged path to Lobuche village.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4910

Today, we’ll touch Everest Base Camp, the lap of the highest mountain in the world. Walking alongside the Khumbu glacier, we reach Gorak Shep. From here, we ascend following a rocky glacial path to EBC and mark a huge success for the group.

We spend some time here clicking pictures and looking around. Later, descend to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5364

Today, we will trek to the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar. We begin walking at dawn to reach the viewpoint on time to enjoy the excellent sunrise. As we ascend steeply on the rugged path, we can see the sun slowly breaking and its golden rays on the side of the mountain. The mountain view from Kala Patthar is heavenly. We explore and descend to Pheriche to spend the night.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5545

The trail from Pheriche descends to Tengboche. Gorgeous mountain scenery keeps us motivated to walk. Walking through rhododendron forests, we cross the Imja Khola and walk to Tengboche village.

The trail then continues through dense forests and small mountain villages to Namche Bazaar. We can see views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Ama Dablam, etc on the way.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3440

From Namche Bazaar to Lukla trail marks the last of our trek. Following a steep downhill route, we descend and keep walking through lush forests. The trail courses numerous streams and suspension bridges until we reach Phakding village.

From here, we gradually ascend to the Kusum stream. Further, it's a steep hill walk to Toktok that continues to Lukla.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2840

We’ll fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning today. Taking off from Lukla airport, we fly across green hills and mountains and descend to Kathmandu airport. As it's a short flight, you'll have a full day of leisure in Kathmandu. You can rest and explore the city. In the evening, we'll join you over farewell dinner.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

It was great to begin your travel partner in Nepal, and we look forward to your next trip with us. For now, we drop you at the international airport for your flight back home.

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Map & Altitude Graph

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days map

Inclusions

  • 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 duffel bag, If necessary (returned after the trek)

Exclusions

  • 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

Essential Info

Children on 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

There is not any age restriction to do 14 Days-Everest base camp treks. However, trekking is not an easy adventure. So, we accept only ten or more years of 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 14- day Everest base camp trek with children below 10 years, please contact us for the price and booking process. We arrange a private 14 Days EBC Trek when you come with your children.

Wi-Fi on the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

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.

Hot shower on Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

A hot shower is available in all the lodges of the Everest base camp trek for 14 days. There is a solar heating system hot shower in most of the villages and only buckets of hot water are available in some of the higher places on 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.

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is the 14-day Everest base camp trek?

    Everest base camp trek – 14 days brings moderate difficulty with it. It means the trail has no technical climbing or needs advanced physical fitness. However, there are long ascends and descends along rugged, forested paths. Apart from the trodden trail, the high altitude and limited infrastructure makes the Everest base camp 14 days of trekking tough for some trekkers.

    The high altitude and drastic change in the environment may lead some trekkers to acute mountain sickness. It is also called altitude sickness. How your body reacts at high altitudes is out of our control. Still, we try our best to give you the best service and immediate medical assistance if you, by chance, suffer from altitude sickness during the trek.

  • There are a few things that you can do to make the Everest base camp 14 days of trekking smoother for you. First of all, make sure your itinerary has ample rest days. Do not rush while trekking and enjoy the journey to the fullest. Below we have mentioned our best advice to prepare for the Everest base camp trek- 14 days.

    • Keep 4 to 6 weeks aside to prepare for the EBC trek. In that time, get your body and mind ready for the trek. Increase your stamina and walking habit to 6-7 hours a day.
    • Do not rush in buying the trekking clothes in your country because you’ll end up with heavy luggage. Get basics and do shopping in Thamel, Kathmandu. You'll find bizzilons of options for your budget.
    • Do get trekking shoes early if you are planning to buy a new pair and use it. You'll have a comfortable walk on the trail.
    • Include emergency evacuation and medical bills in your travel insurance.

Client Reviews

  • 5/5

    Trip of a life time

    We can’t thank Suraj, Bhim and our porters enough for our trip. They were supportive and informative though out our trip. They were vigilant about sickness and helped us as much as they could. Our whole group made it to base camp and back thanks to this team. They were kind and patient when hiking as we had a variety of age ranges in our group and we never felt rushed while treking. Thanks guys

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    Emma sculleyFrom: Nepal,Jun 01, 2022
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