Everest Base Camp Trek Introduction
Join Outfitter Himalaya for the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days 2024/2025 departures and trek to the lap of the highest mountain in the world. Escape in the Himalayas and embark on one of the most adventurous trips of your life with our expert team. We offer the best Everest base camp trek cost with exceptional service.
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.
Everest base camp trek 14 days is one of the finest itineraries that include ample acclimatization days. 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 trek 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 at Outfitter Himalaya highly suggest the Everest base camp trek for 14 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 hike 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.
We believe every human should at least once trek to Everest base camp and live the Himalayan lifestyle. 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.
The 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.
Major attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek Trek
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.
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.
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.
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 ascend 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.
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.
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.
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.
Everest Base Camp Trek Weather
The weather at the Everest Base Camp, which is located at an elevation of about 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal, varies greatly throughout the year.
In the spring season (March to May), the temperatures typically range from -10 to 10 degrees Celsius (14 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and can drop to -20 to -15 degrees Celsius (-4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit) at night. The days are usually sunny and clear.
In the summer season (June to August), temperatures can reach up to 15 to 20 degrees Celsius (59 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and drop to -10 to -5 degrees Celsius (14 to 23 degrees Fahrenheit) at night. This is also the monsoon season in Nepal, so you can expect to see some rain and clouds.
The fall season (September to November) is similar to spring, with temperatures ranging from -10 to 10 degrees Celsius (14 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and dropping to -20 to -15 degrees Celsius (-4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit) at night. The skies are usually clear and the views of the surrounding peaks are stunning.
In the winter season (December to February), temperatures can drop to -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit) or below and the nights are extremely cold and long. Snow and high winds make travel to and from the base camp difficult.
It is important to note that the weather at the Everest Base Camp can be unpredictable and can change rapidly, so it's essential to come prepared with the proper gear and clothing to stay warm and dry while on Everest Base Camp Trek.
Fitness Required for Everest Base Camp Trek
You do not have to be a marathon standard of fit to do the Everest base camp trek. However, a moderate level of fitness, good health, and the ability to trek about 5-7 hours a day are mandatory to complete the hiking successfully.
Most of the trekking/walking is done in the morning and early afternoon, and you would have to reach the lodges in the late afternoon. So, you will have time to relax, rest, and acclimatize to the areas. If you have any health problems, we advise you to check with your doctor before booking the trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek Length
The Everest base camp trek takes about twelve days from Kathmandu and end in Kathmandu. The EBC Trek starts after a short flight to Lukla and trekking for seven days to reach EBC, and these seven days include two rest days for acclimatization, one in Namche and another in Dingboche. However, it takes only three days to trek back to Lukla, and the next day morning, you take a return flight to Kathmandu.
Furthermore, there are options to go overpass of Cho la and trek to Gokyo valley, and do another pass also over Renjo La. Our itinerary for the Everest base camp trek is for 16 days which includes arrival day and return day. It also includes a day tour in Kathmandu and an extra day at the end of the trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek Departure
Embarking on a journey to Everest Base Camp is not just about exploring new terrain, but also about connecting with fellow travelers from all corners of the globe. Outfitter Himalaya provides a unique opportunity to join a fixed departure group for the Everest Base Camp Trek, where you can forge new friendships and create unforgettable memories. As one of the most sought-after treks in Nepal, the EBC Trek is frequently organized by Outfitter Himalaya, with guaranteed departures for your convenience.
For those looking to trek to Everest Base Camp, joining a group trek can be a great option. Our company has recognized this and now offers fixed group departures for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends. However, if you prefer a more private experience, we also offer private trek departures. Whatever your preference, we are here to help make your Everest Base Camp trek a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Lukla flight updates
To alleviate traffic congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and accommodate the increasing number of Lukla flights, an arrangement has been made to operate most Lukla flights from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap during peak hiking season. This agreement between the Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) and the airlines operating flights to Lukla will continue to be in effect. Please take note of this change when planning your Everest Base Camp Trek.
If your flight is affected, you will need to wake up around 2-3am and travel to Manthali Airport instead. Breakfast will still be provided during the trip. The journey from Kathmandu to Manthali Airport takes about 4-5 hours, depending on traffic, so it's important to start early to ensure you arrive on time for your flight. Get more info about the Lukla Flight.
Pre trip meeting and Arrival suggestion
We will have a pre-trip meeting at the hotel or our office around 5:00 pm on the arrival day.
Please have a copy of your travel insurance and a passport-size photograph as we need these documents for obtaining trekking permits and other paperwork. And, you pay the remaining balance of your trip (if you have not paid the full).
We suggest you arrive before 5 PM or if you have only a late flight to Nepal, We suggest you arrive a day earlier to get familiar with it. And, arriving at late night and go Manthali airport at 2 am is not easy.
We also suggest you have extra days at the end of the trek, due to weather conditions, the Lukla flight may get delayed or canceled at any time and when you have extra days at the end, we can try the next day and you will not have to miss your international flight. We are happy to book extra night’s hotel in Kathmandu.