Is visiting Everest Base camp trek one of your dreams? It has been on the bucket list of many travelers and one of the most visited trekking routes in Nepal. If visiting Everest base camp is your dream then we present to your our Everest base camp trek 14 days Itinerary. This is a lifetime experience you won’t regret.
Mt. Everest is known as the world’s highest mountain with a height of 8848 meters. It is situated in province no.1 of eastern Nepal. It has two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest.
South base camp in Nepal and north base camp in China. The south side is the most popular trekking route in the Himalayas. About 40,000 people per year travel from Lukla.
It is surrounded by enormously beautiful Sagarmatha National park one of the UNESCO heritage sites. Trekking to the base camp gives us an opportunity to embrace the journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay started in 1953.
Most people living in this region are sherpas. Their friendly nature and hospitality will amaze you. Their culture and tradition are unique which will astonish you.
This Trek involves walking through striking trails and an amazing view of mountains like Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kantega, Ama Dablam.
The highest point that we have to reach in this trek is Kala Patthar situated at an altitude of 5545 meters. The paths are going to be slippery and steep with snows.
We will start our destination from Kathmandu to Lukla on the flight. Still, roadways have not been made so we have to fly to Lukla.
Lukla airport is also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. It is known as one of the most thrilling airports in the world. This distinctive airport is the gateway for the adventurous Everest Trail.
On this trek, we will pass many villages among them Namche is the most exciting one. You will get to enjoy the amazing courtesy this town has to serve before you continue these routes.
You will get to experience the wonderful Buddhist culture as you embark on this trail. Another important place is Tengboche Monastery in these trails.
You will know more in detail on how you will travel enjoying our Everest base camp trek 14 days Package from the itinerary below. This is going to be one of the most adventurous journeys you have embarked on so buckle your seat belts to have memories of a lifetime.
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Highlights of Everest Base Camp
- Explore Kathmandu valley
- Flight to Lukla airport which is known as one of the most thrilling airports in the world.
- Enjoy yourself in the wonderful culture of sherpas
- Know how lifestyles are up in the mountain range
- You will be traveling to the base camp of the world’s highest mountains.
- Visiting a 16th-century old monastery, Tengboche Monastery
- Reach the highest point of this trek Kala Patthar
- Visit Namche Bazaar one of the attractions of this trek
You can study more about the rest areas in detail from our itinerary of Everest Base Camp trek 14 days.
When is the best time to trek Everest Base Camp?
Climbing Mt. Everest is the dream of many but only a few are able to fulfill their dream. But many aspire to reach Everest Base camp and are able to fulfill their dream.
You might be wondering what seasons are perfect for this trek so I am here to explain in short which seasons and why. For further information on how you will reach your destination, you can view our Everest base camp trek 14 days Itinerary.
Seasons for this trek, Spring and Autumn (March, April, May, October, and November), Monsoon (June to early September) and Winter (December, January, and February).
Spring and Autumn (March, April, May, October, and November)
This season is highly popular in the region as a whole. During this time the weather is favorable and at its best. The temperature is reasonable with clear skies and fewer chances of snowfall. You can trek at higher altitudes during this time.
This is the time when the trails are at their busiest, many people trek during these seasons. You will come across many climbers and their support crew. The paths are filled with flowering rhododendrons. This region is lively and colorful this time of the year.
Monsoon (June to early September)
If you can handle getting a little wet on the way then you can travel during this time. During rainy season landslide may occur and the trails are muddy which makes it hard to move forward.
But as the rain dies down you get beautiful views of the mountain that was obscured by the rainclouds. The temperature is warmer and it hardly rains all day or every day. The rain tends to die down as you reach higher altitudes.
The weather not only affects your trek but also flights to Lukla. During monsoon, not many flights take off as it’s hard to fly due to wind and rain. Flying is the only option available to Lukla to date. So during bad weather cancellation of flights are common. If you don’t wanna trek then you can take a helicopter tour during clearer days of monsoon. Rain, fog can affect the schedule of flights any time of year but outside the monsoon, it doesn’t occur much.
Winter (December, January, and February)
This season isn’t really that bad to trek but it is particularly off-season. If you want to trek during January and February you can but the weather is unpredictable. Due to snowfall, there might be road blockage and the weather high up is very cold. So you should be prepared for the cold conditions above. This time of years only a few treks these trails so it’s peaceful and fewer chances of jostling for space.
You can read briefly in our Everest Base Camp 14 days Itinerary about what beautiful scenery you will be able to sight as you trek.
Difficulty faced in Everest Base Camp Trek
Trek is never really easy but it is an adventurous journey that teaches us many new things.
As you walk the path there are many difficulties you will have to face such as altitude sickness, weather, distance, etc. While traveling you will walk past rocky terrains and climb steep uphills at different points on the way.
At high altitudes, it snows during winter seasons so you will have to be well prepared to face the cold conditions. You will be covering approximately 130 kilometers in this trek and will be walking uphill. You should know walking uphill is pretty difficult than walking in flat trails.
Another difficulty would be altitude sickness. If you travel over 3000 meters there is a possibility of it. And in this trek, you will have this difficulty while traveling to the highest point that is Kala Patthar at the altitude of 5545 meters.
You will have to notice the symptoms for altitude sickness while trekking like headaches, nausea, breathing difficulties, etc. If you notice symptoms then you have to fall back to lower altitudes.
Weather plays a crucial role in whether the trek will be difficult or not for you. If you travel during monsoon or winter you might get caught with rain or snow which makes the path hard to cross if you are inexperienced trekker. So you should study which weather is suitable for you before making plans.
Everest base camp trek 14 days Itinerary in Details
Below is our Everest Base Camp 14 days Itinerary, where we have given you the details on how your trek will start and finish.
Day 1: Arrival
Upon your arrival at the airport, our representatives will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel where you can freshen up. After taking some rest during the evening you can visit the famous tourist hub, Thamel and enjoy your evening in local cuisines.
Day 2: Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
On your second day, you will catch your flight to Lukla. Lukla airport has been named as one of the high altitude airports in the world. This airport is one of its kind as it is situated between a hill and a cliff with a short landing strip. The flight takes around 30 min to reach the airport from Kathmandu.
After reaching Lukla you will have your breakfast there and head towards Phakding. The distance from Lukla to Phakding is 6.2 miles. On your way there, you will pass Chheplung village and cross the Thado Koshi river and a suspension bridge. You will walk a total of 3 hours this day and spend your night in Phakding.
Day 3: Phakding to Namche
On your third day, you will travel from Phakding to Namche Bazaar covering the distance of 9.4 kilometers. Namche is situated at 3440 meters above sea level. You will be walking for around 5 to 6 hours this day.
The routes will guide you through the Dudh Koshi valley which you will come across 5 times this day. Suspension bridges are fun to cross and the first time for many. After walking about halfway to Namche you will get to peek Mt.everest for the first time from between the trees. As you keep ascending the routes you will reach Jorsale which is the entrance for Sagarmatha National Park, where your permit will be approved. From there walking for a few hours you will reach Namche.
Namche is one of the largest and busiest towns in this region. It is the trading point for the Khumbu region. There are many restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, etc.
Day 4: Acclimatization day at Namche
This day you will rest at Namche to adapt your body with the altitude as well as the weather changes. To prevent you from having altitude sickness.
Today you will explore the beautiful city of Namche. If you want, you can head to Khumjung villages. But if you feel like staying in Namche and resting then you can do that as well. You still have a lot of walking to do for the rest of the trip. You will spend your night in Namche.
Day 5: Namche to Tengboche
On your fifth day, you will be leaving early to join the trails from Khumjung. Today you will be covering 5.72 miles walking about 5 to 6 hours. Tengboche is situated at an altitude of 3870 meters.
On your way to Tengboche, you will see a lot of Mani stones and the beautiful view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. While taking these trails you will pass through Sanasa and Phunkithanga. Then you will walk upward trail to reach Tengboche Monastery.
After reaching your destination you will get the awesome view of Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kantega any many other mountains. You will spend your night at Tengboche.
Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche
On your sixth day, you will be traveling to Dingboche. Today you will be covering a distance of 6.71 miles. It is situated at an altitude of 4400 meters. The trails between Tengboche to Dingboche are very demanding.
You will be walking trails through the rhododendron forest and crossing an exciting bridge with boiling Imja Khol below your feet. After walking for a while you will reach the Pangboche village.
Pangboche is a large ancient village that is the home of a 16th Century monastery. The monastery has famous relics and legend says that the monk of this monastery lived in caves and was helped by yetis. Part of the skull and left-hand replica of the yeti is still available and you can view it for a small fee.
Then crossing a pasture land you will finally arrive at Dingboche. After 5 to 6 hours walk you will rest in Dingboche for the day.
Day 7: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Today you will stay at Dingboche as the altitude is rapidly increasing. You will let your body recover for the elevation to come.
Dingboche is a tourist area, it is popular among trekkers. The community entirely relies on tourists with lodges and tents. To the east of this village flows the Imja River, near the river a helipad is located. This entire village is covered with stone walls of different sizes.
You will take a short hike up to Chhukung, it offers mesmerizing views of the mountains. You should definitely not miss the view of the eastern face of Ama Dablam.
After exploring the area you will stay in Dingboche for the night.
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche
On your eighth day, you will trek from Dingboche to Lobuche covering a distance of 10.7 kilometers. You will walk about 6 to 7 hours to reach Lobuche. It is situated at an altitude of 4900 meters.
There are points in between this trek where nature shows its beauty in an undefined way. The trail leads to a gentle climb early on and a steep one until you reach Thugla. Thugla is situated at an altitude of 4600 meters. Then crossing pasture lands you will reach trekker’s Aid post in Pheriche, situated at an altitude of 4240 meters.
You will take an upward path until you arrive at Lobuche. This is the destination where you will call it a day and stop to rest.
Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep and EBC and back to Gorak Shep
You will leave early this morning as the trails are easy at start but get hard at you keep ascending. The distance between Lobuche and Gorak Shep is 2.67 miles. You will be walking around 3 to 4 hours from Lobuche to Gorak Shep.
While traveling to Gorak Shep you will witness the striking sight of the mountain ranges. Then after a few challenging trails, you will reach Gorak Shep. Gorak Shep is the last stop before reaching EBC and the place where people stay before going to Kala Patthar. It is situated at an altitude of 5160 meters.
The day gets more exciting as you will be heading to EBC from Gorak Shep. The distance between them is 2.17 miles which takes around 2 to 3 hrs. You will be walking along the ridge of Khumbu Glacier. As you reach EBC the highest base camp in the world the view of the mountains gets better.
The base camp is located at an elevation of 5360 meters. You will observe Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall, and the abyss that the trekkers have to encounter. After observing the beautiful view of the mountain you will return back to Gorak Shep.
After walking back and forth for a total of 7 to 8 when you reach Gorak Shep again you will rest there for the day.
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and back to Gorak Shep and descend to Pheriche
Your tenth day will be spectacular as you will going to your most-awaited highlight of the trek Kala Patthar. The distance between Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar is 1.2 kilometers. It will take around 2 to 3 hours for you to reach Kala Patthar.
Kala Patthar is situated at an altitude of 5545 meters. You will be awe-struck when you get to view the Worlds highest mountain in front of your eyes. You get to view lakes, glaciers, and snow-covered peaks as well.
After the mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest you will head back to Gorak Shep to have your lunch. After having lunch you will move towards Pheriche. The distance between Gorak Shep and Pheriche is 9.6 kilometers.
You will stay the night in Pheriche, you will have walked around 8 to 9 hours this day.
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche
After your wonderful night at Pheriche, we will head back to Namche. The distance from Pheriche to Namche is 14.3 kilometers. It will take around 5 to 6 hours for you to reach Namche.
As you start heading down the altitude starts descending, you will retrace your step back via the Tengboche Monastery. Namche is on the lap of Everest, you will be walking downhill on your return.
After reaching Namche you will stay there for the night and rest your body for tomorrow.
Day 12: Namche to Lukla
On the twelveth day, you will be heading back to Lukla. This will be the last day of walking for you. You will have an early breakfast in Namche and then you will start heading downhill to Lukla.
You will pass through Jorsalle, a checkpoint of Sagarmatha National Park. After that, you will have your lunch in Phakding and continue heading towards Lukla. After a long 7 hours walk, you will reach Lukla and stay the night there. Don’t forget to thank the porters for there help.
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu
After a peaceful sleep, you will take an early flight back to Kathmandu. It will take about 35 minutes from Lukla, you can enjoy the view of the mountains as you head back.
When you reach Kathmandu you can freshen up and head to cultural hubs of the city. You can do souvenirs shopping and enjoy the night in Thamel with good food and music.
Day 14: Departure
You will be dropped off at the airport by our Representatives. Hope your experience was wonderful and your stay was nice and warm.
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