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    Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

    Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      14 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
      10

    Highlights

    • An adventure, trekking in Nepal holidays of two weeks with glorious times around roof of the world.
    • Sightseeing tour to UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu.
    • Walk to the Base Camp of the World’s highest peak.
    • Namche Bazaar, and highest located Hotel Everest View Hotel.
    • Sherpa people, their culture, and lifestyle
    • The sunrise views and views of mountains from Kala Patthar
    • Stunning views of mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Taboche and many more.
    • An adventures flight to world exciting airport Lukla.
    • The bustling village of Sherpas “Namche Bazaar.”
    • Enjoy the serenity of mountains and walk on Khumbu Glacier
    • Kala Patthar, known as “Black Rock”(5,644m) – is the highest hiking point of this Trekking.
    • Visit Khumbu International Library, which illustrates Nepalese Himalayan Tourism.
    • Visit and pray at the ancient monastery “Tengboche Monastery.”
    • Meditate and experience spirituality in the mountains.
    • Meet locals to learn about the Himalayan lifestyle during tea house stays
    • Summit to Nagarjun hill at 5100 meters
    • Explore the Everest Base Camp (5,634m)

    Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days 14 days

    Everest Base Camp Trek is always considered one of the finest and best adventures. Thus, set foot beneath Third Pole, as christened by National Geographic as Mt. Everest due to its arctic climatic zone.

    Mount Everest with several local names Sagarmatha in Nepalese, and  Chomolungma of Tibetan origin, where both words mean Great Mother.

    Before Mt.Everest was named in the early days, it was known as Peak XIV. To date, it is claimed as the world's highest mountain. And it got the title ‘Everest,’ a tribute to the late George Everest. He was the founder and chairman of the British East India Company, a survey department stationed in Calcutta / Kolkotta, India.

    After the conquest by late legendary mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary on May 29th, 1953,  it was widely exposed to the outside world. Also, the stunning scenic country of Everest region and its fascinating local culture started getting popular after their conquest.

    At present, the Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular adventure destinations. Enjoy incredible mountain views in the harmony of a pristine environment and its dramatic scenic landscapes. Likewise, explore unique Sherpa culture and lovely colorful villages. If this trek feels long for you, then we have another shorter trekking package that too takes you to the Everest Base Camp- Short Everest Base Camp Trek that provides same thrills but this trek is finished relatively quicker.

    In this trekking, we will walk around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site. This is a great country to experience once in your lifetime with an adventure on the high and beautiful Khumbu valley.

    The Everest Base Camp trek route starts and ends at the busy Sherpa town of Lukla. After taking a swift short flight, land at the gateway town in Lukla. Afterward, the walk takes you into the scenic Dudh-Kosi River valley and gorge, facing tremendous views of peaks.

    As the walk progress, enjoy time around lovely Sherpa villages adorned with Buddhist monuments lined with prayer walls and spinning large bells. And then take the high route to reach at famous Namche Bazaar for acclimatization days in this exciting town village. Moreover, it has many shops, stores, and various high points for excellent views.

    At Namche, the colorful and busy Saturday market occurs weekly with fascinating and pleasant stops. From there, head higher past the beautiful Tengboche Monastery, surrounded by green woodland and mountains.

    Finally, the walk leads to our main destination at Everest Base Camp height of 5365 meters.  While we will be leaving tree lines and lush green vegetation behind for windswept landscapes. As similar, our next adventure leads to a steep climb on a top rocky hill at Kalapathar. Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of high peaks with Mt. Everest at its nearest.

    The return journey leads back to Lukla on a downhill with a short climb for a super sweeping flight. Reach Kathmandu after a glorious, mesmerizing adventure on Mount Everest Base Camp.

    Before planning this trek, know the difficulty level of Everest Base Camp well. So that you can complete this without any issues.

    Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp :

    Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon. Wet months from mid-June to mid-September.

    The best time to trek Everest base camp is March to May, with clear views till the afternoon. The wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. And a pleasant day with more relaxed morning and night time.

    Another best time to hike Everest Base Camp is October to December. It offers a clear view of peaks with harsh sunlight days. It can be freezing cold in the morning and night, depending on the overnight stop's altitude.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

    Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate to challenging trek in Nepal. There may be a question, why moderate to challenging? Because the majority of the people find it moderate, and a few people consider it is challenging trekking in the Everest region.

    The trek to Everest Base Camp elevation varies from 1400m- 2860m 5643m. The trek begins from Lukla after a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu. The highest elevation of Everest Base Camp Trek is Kalapatthar which is 5643m above sea level. We do not get such a steep trail except near Namche from Jorsalle. But it lasts for one hour. Otherwise, the entire Everest Base Camp Trek trail is flat with enough space to trek, enjoying magnificent mountain panorama. We do not need to pass any avalanches and glaciers.

    Those with essential hiking or trekking skills can accomplish the Everest Base Camp trek. No technical skills in climbing and mountaineering are required for Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek to Everest Base Camp is not specified to people of any group and age.

    Short trekking, hiking, jogging, aerobics, etc., help enhance stamina, so people do these activities before the Everest Base Camp trek. Also, if you have serious health issues like lung problems, heart disease, asthma, etc., please, go to the doctor and make recommendations. Bring proper medicine for the whole trip.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

    It is hard to determine exactly how much is enough for your trek to Everest Base Camp. However, the significant indicators can help us to determine it approximately. So, before telling the Everest Base Camp Trek cost, let’s discuss the following titles for the total cost.

    Guide and Porter:

    We need a professional trekking guide for Everest Base Camp Trek. The guide helps you in many ways, like showing you the right trail, telling you about mountain peaks, local culture, flora, and fauna, and arranging accommodation and food. A maximum of 12 people can share one guide. The cost will be divisible to all individuals in the group. The guide costs USD 25 per day.

    The porter will help you carry your luggage on the trail. One porter can be shared maximum two people. One porter can carry a maximum of 25kg. The porter costs USD 20 per day.

    This cost for the guide and porter includes their food and accommodation.

    TIMS Permit:

    Every trekker requires TIMS Card is required before making Everest Base Camp Trek. We can obtain TIMS Card from the Tourism Board office at Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu. The Tourism Board office is 15 minutes walk from Thamel. One TIMS Card costs USD 20. If you take a taxi, it is 10 minute drive from central Thamel. Or if you book your Trek to Everest Base Camp via a trekking company, they will arrange it for you before the trek.

    Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit:

    Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit can also be obtained from Tourism Board in Kathmandu. If you are making your Everest Base Camp Trek via a trekking company located in Kathmandu, the team will help you obtain it. Optionally, we can get it at its office in Monjo on the way to Namche from Phakding. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs USD 34.

    Food and Accommodation:

    One food item in Nepal trekking costs between USD 2-8 depending on what you eat. The food items are mentioned on the menu, and you can choose the item you like. Regarding accommodation, one accommodation ( twin sharing) costs between USD 5-15. You will get very average mountain accommodation for your Everest Base Camp Trek. The lodges and teahouses are run by local people and are very ordinary. But these days, we also can get luxury accommodation in a few places like Lukla, Phakding, and Namche.

    Personal Expenses:

    You may like to have something like drinks in the mountain. And also, you may like to buy some souvenirs on the mountain. For this, you need to have some personal expenses. Additionally, you may like to donate money to some communities and restaurants. Your expenses depend on how much generous you are.

    Tips to the porter and guide:

    Typically, we allocate USD 4 each day for our guide and porter. We collect from each member and distribute to the guide and porters individually. Or, you can give it to the leader/ guide, and he will give it to the porters. Tipping is done at the end of the Trip when you say goodbye to your team.

    So, all the aspects mentioned above help us to determine the trek cost for Everest Base Camp.

    How Much Does it cost to trek Everest Base Camp?

    The Everest Base Camp trek cost for 16 days without Porter is USD 1350. But a porter cost includes an extra USD 200, which makes this total to USD 1350+200=  USD 1550.

    Also, the Everest Base Camp trek cost for 14 days without a porter is 1275 US$. And if a porter is included in the cost, the trek cost becomes 1275US$ + 220US$= 1490US$.

    14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Elevations:

    You might be wondering what your day-to-day trek elevations are for your 14 days Everest Base Camp trek. Here, we offer you a trek chart for your ease and hope it helps you to plan your trek to your dreamland of Everest base camp.

    Alternatives:

    Suppose you want to spend a day more in this fantastic and stunning mountain region. In that case, Eco Holidays Nepal recommends another Everest Base Camp trek package, the 16 Days Everest Base Camp. Also, if you’re interested in a short trek to the Base Camp of Everest, then go ahead for the Short Trek to Everest.

    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airline and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival get received by our staff and guide and transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your lovely rooms, get refreshed from jet-leg. Then join in with other members of Everest Base Camp Trek.

      Our guide / leader will brief with information about the hotels-including detail of trekking regarding local lodge, walks, view, history and culture.  Simultaneously, with few important do’s and don’ts while you are with us having enjoyable times.

      Evening includes a nice dinner(which includes most popular Nepali foods) in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant with local cultural programs. Remember the next day morning will be a Kathmandu sight-seen tour.

    • Day02

      In Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour and preparation for the trek.

      A free day to prepare for the upcoming treks to high Khumbu. Morning an optional sightseeing tour at places of great interest. Explore around Kathmandu world heritage sites for few hours and back at hotel.

      Afternoon leisure time is available for individual activities. Get ready with packing for next early morning flight to Lukla, where our walk begins towards Everest base camp.

    • Day03

      Transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for flight to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakdingma 2,657 m – 04 hrs.

      Morning at the earliest before or after quick breakfast or one carry pack breakfast to save time to reach Kathmandu domestic airport terminal. Take short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to reach at Lukla. It is a gateway Sherpa town at the height of 2,820 m high facing views of Kongde peak and Naulekh Himal.

      With refreshing stop at Lukla, follow our lead guide after adjusting baggage.

      Thus, walk leads past Lukla town heading down to Choplung. Choplung is a small village to follow Dudh-Kosi River and valley to reach at Phadkingma village for overnight stop.

      Phakdingma also called as Phakding only for short, while we have used the proper and correct words in respect for the name sake.

    • Day04

      Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.

      Starting with gradual walk in the morning from Phakdingma, follow the river upstream past several Sherpa  villages with short ups and down. And then cross a long suspension bridge to Monjo village, where Sagarmatha National Park starts entering into park areas past Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar.

      From Jorsalle, cross bridge and move into serene woodland of tall pines and rhododendron trees. Then, climb on winding trail facing views of Kongde, Kusum Khanguru and Thamaserku peaks. Which  brings you into famous Namche Bazaar. This is more of a town rather than village with many good restaurants, hotels, lodge having number of shops and stores. Namche also includes Bank and Post-Office in the way to EBC Trek.

      Enjoy in the comfort of nice cozy lodge at Namche, with time to marvel the views of snow capped peaks.

    • Day05

      In Namche for rest to support acclimatization with short hike and excursion.

      A free and rest day is arranged to support with acclimatization in Namche before heading higher ground. Short walks to view point like towards Everest View Hotel takes nearly 3-4 hours both ways.It offers excellent panorama of mountains with Everest and magnificent Amadablam.

      In Namche, visit museum where you can gain knowledge of Khumbu Sherpa. Along with culture, flora-fauna as well of mountaineering expedition history to know more.

    • Day06

      Tengboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.

      In the morning start walk from the lodge at Namche with short climb and then on gradual path along with views of Everest and Amadablam includes array of peaks.  Descend towards Imjatse River and then head in a gorge within Phunke-Tenga, a small settlement. Over-there  stop for lunch before the climb up to scenic and beautiful Tengboche.

      Afternoon climb up with woodland facing wonderful views of peaks Kangtenga-Tharmasarku. Thus, the walk reaches on top of a ridge and hill at Tengboche for overnight stop.  Which is close to its interesting Buddhist monastery.

      After checking into your room, visit monastery and witness monks and priest on religious activities with prayer. Tengboche offers great panorama of peaks with Everest and Amadablam within its lovely forest. These forests incorporating rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-juniper-birch and fir tree lines.

    • Day07

      Dingboche 4,365 m – 05 hrs.

      Morning catching the views of surrounding peaks, where walk leads downhill past Deoboche within woodland to reach Imjatse River. And then cross over a steel bridge. From here green vegetation and tree lines ends. Then walk leads into windswept dry and arid country to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is last permanent village on route to Everest base camp adventure.

      Slowly walk leads past Pangboche heading higher with ups and down to a river. With last climb of the day for an hour, reach a scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche. This is facing North Side of Amadablam, with views of Island Peak towards east direction.

    • Day08

      Lobuche 4,890 m – 05 hrs.

      After nice overnight, morning walk leads to a short climb to a ridge marked with Buddhist prayer flags and some monuments. So, eye views of high close peaks and then go on gradual path to walk.

      Our route leads on winding path above Pheriche valley with views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks. Moreover, when walk takes to Thugla, massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river.

      After crossing a short bridge and climb to Thugla stop for possible lunch and rest.Then follow up with slow climb to a ridge top lines with memorial of unfortunate mountaineers. They risked their life climbing high mountains around Khumbu and Everest.

      From here, walk with gradual up to reach at Lobuche located on the corner of a wide valley beneath peaks of Lobuche East and West. This is our overnight stay point.

    • Day09

      Trekking to Everest Base Camp 5,365 m and walk back to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs

      Finally, our adventure today leads to our main target(Everest Base Camp trekking) and goal at Mount Everest base camp. Where morning walk follows a flat valley with slow climb to reach further. And then a steep climb to reach a ridge near above Khumbu glacier.

      As walk continues in over rocky moraines and ice to reach a scenic flat areas at Gorakshep. This is located at the bottom of Kalapathar and Mt. Pumori on route to Everest base camp. At Gorakshep with short break catch breathe in this high altitude with dry air.

      From Gorakshep, follow our lead guide and head further east to reach much awaited destination Everest Base Camp.  Everest Base Camp is surrounded by high peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse.In the months of April and May this base camp will be flooded. The tented camps of different mountaineering Expedition to climb Everest and Lhotse will be colorful.

      After exciting time having achieved our goal walk back to Gorakshep. Stop for overnight stop before downhill walk to Lukla after a climb on top Kalapathar. If you are  thinking why should I go Everest Base Camp then read the article ( Is Everest base Camp worth visiting ?).

    • Day10

      Morning climb on top Kalapathar 5,545 m walk to Pangboche 3,900 m- 06 hrs.

      Starting early morning before breakfast, climb to the top of rocky hill at above 5,545 m. It is  the highest spot of the adventure, where you will be rewarded with overwhelming panorama of giant surrounding peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori.

      After a mesmerizing moment on top Kalapathar, descend to Gorakshep for breakfast.But carry on trekking down to Pheriche valley and further to reach at Pangboche village. This village will be a point for overnight stay.

    • Day11

      Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.

      On completing our great adventure to Everest base camp with climb on top Kalapathar, an easy downhill but long walk takes to Namche Bazaar.

      From Pangboche reach with a climb to beautiful Tengboche and its colorful monastery. From here a pleasant and scenic walk back to Namche Bazaar for last overnight stops in Khumbu before Lukla.

    • Day12

      Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.

      To sum up, final day of walks takes you back at Lukla. So, start with long descend to reach a river valley  and Sagarmatha National Park entrance. And exit to Monjo village, where walk continues past Phakdingma with last short climb to reach last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

    • Day13

      Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with free afternoon at leisure.

      Depending upon flight time for Kathmandu, morning with last breakfast in Lukla transfer to air terminal named after Tenzing and Hillary.They were the first to conquer Mt. Everest in 1953.

      As per flight schedule board in a smaller aircraft for sweeping short air journey to reach Kathmandu airport. And then transfer back to your respective hotels.

    • Day14

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      In conclusion, all good things must come to an end with grand glorious memories of Trek to Everest Base Camp. With last final day in Nepal, our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight home or to respective countries.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Three nights standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Three meals a day(Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)during the trek.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House)accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National park Entry permit and Trekker’s  Information Management System(TIMS) permit.
    • Kathamandu-Lukla-kathmandu-flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
    • A highly experienced,helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, Englsh speaking, well trained, Government License holder guide. With all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance included.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies(first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service(paid by your Travel Insurance  Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag,down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles.(if you don’t have your own,need to return after trip completed.)
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt.
    • Government taxes and official  expenses.
    • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
    • Everest base camp trek map.
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily. (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms.) This will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Assistant guide group size above 6 + person.

    What's Excluded in Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $30 USD for 15 days Visa.
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • International Airfare.
    • Porter if needed($220).
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek. ( Those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses).
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
    • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($30 USD per person).
    • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight

    Departure Dates & Price

    • Start Date3rd Mar 2024
      End Date16th Mar 2024
      USD 1225Per person
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    • Start Date6th Mar 2024
      End Date19th Mar 2024
      USD 1225Per person
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    • Start Date9th Mar 2024
      End Date22nd Mar 2024
      USD 1225Per person
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    • Start Date13th Mar 2024
      End Date26th Mar 2024
      USD 1225Per person
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    • Start Date16th Mar 2024
      End Date29th Mar 2024
      USD 1225Per person
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    • Start Date19th Mar 2024
      End Date1st Apr 2024
      USD 1225Per person
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    Essential Information

    What You Need | Gear List

    Head

    • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
    • Wide-brimmed sun hat
    • Bandana or head scarf (for dusty conditions)
    • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
    • Sunglasses with UV protection

    Upper Body

    • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
    • Lightweight thermal tops
    • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket *
    • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

    Hands

    • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
    • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves

    Lower Body

    • Non-cotton underwear briefs
    • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
    • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
    • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
    • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

    Feet

    • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
    • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
    • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
    • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals

    Sleeping

    • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*

    Rucksack and Travel Bags

    • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
    • 1 large duffel bag *
    • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
    • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
    • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

    Medical

    • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
    • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
    • 1 skin-blister repair kit
    • 1 set of Earplugs
    • Anti-diarrhea pills
    • Anti-headache pills
    • Cough and/or cold medicine
    • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
    • Water purification tablets or the water filter

    Toiletries

    • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
    • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
    • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Small mirror
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
    • Tissue /toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial hand wash