Everest Base Camp Trek Overview
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Everest base camp trek 16 days is one of the finest itineraries that include ample acclimatization days and two full free days in Kathmandu. This Everest base camp trekking itinerary is for travelers who are looking for the best itinerary to trek to the lap of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Everest base camp trekking explores the Himalayan trail, specifically the Khumbu region of Nepal. The trail is adventurous and ascends along with dense forests, picturesque villages, and lush foothills.
We have many Everest base camp trek packages, but among all, we highly suggest the Everest base camp trek for 16 days because of its gentle pace. The trek overall is moderate and gets difficult as you approach the high elevation. The facilities in the lodges get limited at the upper part of the trail, and thin air makes the walking more exhausting than it is. However, the panoramic views of the giant mountains and the welcoming locals will push us to move forward.
Talking about the locals, the Everest region is home to the famous Sherpas and other ethnic groups like Rai, Limbu, Bhotiya, etc. Everest base camp trekking allows you to spend a lot of time with these people and understand their unique lifestyles. The trek also offers close insight into the rich cultural heritage of the locals. You get to visit ancient monasteries like Tengboche (3,860 m) and Pangboche (3,985 m) on the way.
Major attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days
The flight between Kathmandu and Lukla airport
The Kathmandu to Lukla flight is one of the most nerve-racking flights that one can go on. Flying through green hills and high mountains, you land on a small runway at 2,860 meters above sea level. It's the kind of landing that makes the passengers clap. The aerial mountain views during the flight make it even more special.
The Best itinerary to EBC for travelers in no rush
Unlike other EBC trek itineraries, our 16 days Everest base camp trek is more on the easygoing side. We take our time to explore Kathmandu and spend a good number of days in the mountains. The itinerary has enough rest days and allows trekkers to enjoy every second on the trail without rushing.
Trek in the Sagarmatha National Park
From Monjo village onwards, we begin trekking in the Sagarmatha National Park, which goes all the way up to EBC and beyond. The national park is home to numerous floras & fauna, so we may come across a handful of them while trekking.
The 16-day Everest Base Camp trail goes through forests of rhododendron, birch, juniper, pine, etc. We cross streams and rivers. There are many small and big villages along the way where we spend the nights while trekking. And not only that, in the upper part of the Everest Base Camp trek route, we explore moraines, glaciers, and icefall.
Explore the homes and cultures of Sherpas
One of the major highlights of Everest Base Camp trekking is the Sherpa people. Khumbu region is home to Sherpas. While trekking through villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, etc... we get to see their daily lifestyle. This trek let us know the Sherpas closely and offers us intimate encounters with them.
Ancient monasteries visit
The Everest base camp trek route is quite rich in monasteries, stupas, prayer wheels, chortens, and prayer flags. You may see stupas in every village. Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region that you visit in the Tengboche village. Pangboche Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the region. Both monasteries date back to ancient times.
Enjoy the serenity and Great Mountain views
Everest base camp trekking is renowned for its heavenly landscapes and endless mountain views. The trekking experience this particular trial offers has won the hearts of millions of trekkers, making it the most famous trek in the world. You get to see views of Himalayan mountains like Everest (8,849 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Cholatse (6,440 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Kangtega (6,782 m), etc along the way.
Likewise, the change in scenery as the elevation increases will keep encouraging you to trek. You ascend to multiple viewpoints like Hotel Everest View (3,962 m), Nagarjuna Hill (5,100 m), and Kala Patthar (5,644 m) to witness breathtaking mountain landscapes. Similarly, you also get to see gorgeous waterfalls, glaciers, and icefalls during the trek.
Reach Everest Base Camp and hike further up to Kala Patthar
Everest base camp is situated at 5,364 meters. It is a part of a moving glacier. We do not spend a night at base camp because there is no accommodation facility and descend to Gorak Shep. The following day, we hike to Kala Patthar, which is the highest point of our trek and offers 360-degree views of mountains all around it. As Mt. Everest's view is blocked at the base camp due to other giant mountains. So, we hike to Kala Parrhar to witness the majestic beauty of Everest.