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Trip Highlights


  • Leave your footprint at the Word’s Famous Everest Base Camp (5364m)
  • Stunning panoramic view of Everest range from Kalapathar Viewpoint (5545m)
  • Observe the biggest glacier of Nepal, Khumbu Glacier
  • Explore Namche Bazaar, the beautiful Sherpa’s Capital
  • Explore the traditions and lifestyles of Sherpa Communities
  • Experience the exciting and thrilling flight to Lukla- Gateway to Mt. Everest

Overview


Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days Itinerary is the most exciting journey to witness the beauty of the Majestic Himalayan vistas enriched by the local Sherpa culture and traditions. This moderate cum demanding EBC trekking route escorted by the local experience guide begins with a thrilling adventure flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and you trek through hidden Buddhists monasteries, suspension bridges, into the heart of  Sherpa Culture, and witness jaw-dropping views of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, and Makalu.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days Itinerary offers immense pleasure introducing the great close-up view of the world’s highest magnificent Mount Everest (8,848.86m). From the days of early climbing Mount Everest, the highest mountain has lured of its own, attracting climbers to summit it and trekkers to see on its snowy faces as much as possible. Therefore, trekking to Mount Everest base camp becomes is one of the best and exciting adventurous trekking destinations in the world.

 


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Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days Itinerary offers the brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori which can be seen immensely from Kala Patthar (5545m) – the extraordinary snow sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and south-west of Mt. Everest. This trekking itinerary for 12 days is fit for any trekkers from beginners to average. However, the most challenging part of this trek is probably elevation as you start your EBC trek from Lukla at an altitude of over 2600m and reach up to 5,545 meters above sea level. Your elevation-gain each day on this EBC trek itinerary would go around 500-800 meters. And the average walk is about 5-6 hours a day.

 

During the course of the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days Itinerary, we include two extra days in Kathmandu and make it a total of 14 days package. After initiating the trekking from Lukla by half an hour flight, the adventure of exciting trekking to Everest base camp begins already as you will be landing at Lukla airstrip, considered as one of the most thrilling and adventurous airports in the world. You will trek through the homeland of Sherpas and beautiful monasteries in several places en-route of EBC Trek, and you will spend 2 nights in Namche Bazaar for proper acclimatization which is the busiest town of Khumbu Region. Then, you start your EBC Trek to get close-up views of the giant mountains.

 


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Permits for Everest Base Camp trek

You will require TIMS and National Park Fee that can be prepared prior to or during the trek. We will help you get all the necessary permits in time.

 

How to begin your Everest Base Camp trek?

You will begin your trek to Everest Base Camp taking a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Alternatively. You can begin your trek by taking a Jeep ride from Kathmandu to Salleri or Jiri. Learn more about how you get to Lukla from Kathmandu.

 

Accommodation and Meals

Everest Base Camp trek is a teahouse trek in which you will seep in a basic room with twin sharing beds and toilets are usually shared and outside of the teahouse. Blankets are provided; however, it is suggested to bring your sleeping bag or liner that will keep you warm. You can hire the sleeping bag in Kathmandu or bring it from home.

Regarding meals during trekking, you will get three sit-down meals as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Breakfast and Dinner will be provided at the teahouse and lunch en-route.  There are varieties of options like Dal Bhat, Mo: Mo, Fried Noodles, Soups, Fried Rice, Chinese and continental dishes such as Spring roll, Spaghetti, Steaks, etc for your lunch and dinner. You will also find meat on the menu; however, we recommend you stay away from the meat in the high-altitude because all the meat has to be carried by Yak or on foot, so freshness cannot be guaranteed.

 

Wi-Fi and Telephone

With the rapid development of information technology, internet with Wi-Fi facility is available in most of the teahouses. However, the speed of the internet could be slow. If you want to speak with your family back home, you can also use the SAT phone which is available in the teahouse. Nowadays, you can buy the SIM Card in Kathmandu and use it during trekking; but you may not bet the proper network at every stop.

 

HimalayanWindows (HW) is always concerned in terms of guest’s safety & health situation during the journey to the all-inclusive EBC trek 14 days itinerary. We always give updated and reliable information about the best seasons to trek, route, itinerary, cost, risk & liabilities, insurance, altitude sickness, many more while consulting with us in the shortest time possible. If you are looking for more adventure, we suggest you pick other trekking itineraries like Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes and Everest Three Passes Trek.


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Itineraries


Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu – Trek Preparation

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), after completing immigration and customs formalities, our representative from HimalayanWindows will greet you and escort you to the hotel.  The afternoon is open for resting and last hour shopping for your adventure trek to EBC. Our manager will brief you about your adventure trek to Everest Base Camp. Or you may take walking with your guide to becoming more familiar with the town. Overnight at hotel (Meals on your own).

Day 2: Kathmandu – Lukla (By Flight) - Phakding (2610m/8561ft). Trek for 3-4 hrs; 7.2 KM

In the very early in the morning (Guide will explain the flight time); drive to the domestic airport to take a scenic flight to Lukla, the main entrance to the Khumbu region. Upon your arrival at Lukla airport, you will be greeted by our local staffs and our supplies, gears will be taken by porters or loaded onto yaks, then your adventure trek begins with 3-4 hours trek down through terraced hillsides and stone fences to the Dudh Koshi river and you will cross the suspension bridge with several prayer flags to our first halt at Phakding.  Remember the say Buddhists prayer “OM Mani Padme Hum” during the monastery visit and be sure to walk clockwise around these special “Mani (Prayer) Stones.  Overnight at Phakding (All Meals Included).

Day 3: Fakding (Phakding) – Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) – Trek for 5-6 hrs; 9 KM

This is the toughest hiking day as you will hike through rolling terrain, plowed fields, traditional homes, pine forests and Dudh Koshi River with several suspension (hanging) bridges. Ascending to the entrance of Sagarmatha national park, the snowy view of peak Thamserku (6608m) gives us a complete taste of supreme mountain scenery to come.  After hiking for almost 6 hours via Monjo and taking lunch on the way, you will have your final step to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa Village. You will spend 2 nights in Namche Bazar for acclimatization. Overnight at Namche (All Meals Included).

Day 4: Rest day at Namche Bazzar – Hike around (2-3 hrs; 4 KM)

This is your rest day at Namche Bazzar for acclimatization. It means to stay to gain strength and get familiar with altitude. After breakfast, we go for a hike for a couple of hours to maybe Everest View hotel or Syangboche to enable our bodies to better adjust to the altitude before continue the ascend. We can also enjoy the snowy view of Kwangde (6380m), Thamserku (6608m) and Kangtega (6685m). When we ascend for a day hike, the peaks Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and even Mount Everest (8848m). The day can be spent wandering around the Namche Bazar, shopping around, and having good coffee, playing snooker/cards and etc. Overnight at Namche (All Meals Included)

Day 5: Namche Bazzar – Tengboche (3860m/12661ft)- Trek for 5-6 hrs.

This route from Namche to Tengboche also kind of spiritual because of several monasteries and temples. The trail heads through Kayangjuma towards Sansa and pine forest before reaching Tengboche. You will visit Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual center of Khumbu situated at an elevation of 3860m. Overnight at Tengboche (All Meals Included)

Day 6: Tengboche – Dingboche (4360m/14301ft) – Trek for 5-6 hrs.

You will trek to Dingboche up to the elevation of 4360m and trek for almost 6 hours. You will also be crossing suspension bridges from where a spectacular view of snowy mountains including Ama Dablam can be seen. The valley begins slowly to open up as you reach the confluence of the Lobuche River, a steep ascend across the river brings you to Dingboche; the gateway to Imja Tso (Island Peak). Overnight at Dingboche (All Meals Included)

Day 7: Another Rest Day at Dingboche – Hike Around or Proper Rest

This is another rest day during your Everest Base Camp trekking, you will need to adjust with an altitude again as you will be ascending up to 5000m now.  A short hike around Dingboche gives you strength and capacity to adapt to the local weather. Overnight at Dingboche (All Meals Included)

Day 8: Dingboche – Lobuche (4840m/16203ft) – Trek for 5-6 hrs.

This day, you will hike to Lobuche which lies at an elevation of 4840m, on the way to Lobuche, you pass through a number of stone memorials to honor climbers who failed to attempt to make it to the Mount Everest. This route offers stunning views of Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku and several other jaw-dropping mountain views. When the train reaches to Khumbu Glacier moraine, you will have the closest view of the Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. Overnight at Lobuche (All Meals Included)

Day 9: Lobuche – Gorek Shep (5181m/16994m) – Everest Base Camp; EBC (5364m/17594ft) – Gorek Shep – Trek for 7-8 hrs.

This day is the most awaiting and thrilling day of your trek of EBC. After the breakfast, you will hike to Gorakshep (Last settlement on this EBC trekking), you will take lunch at Gorakshep and hike up to amazing Khumbu Icefall and you will trek to Everest Base camp; spend about an hour exploring the campsite which is gifted by scenic natural beauty. After an exploration of EBC, trek back to Gorakshep. Spend a night at Gorakshep (All Meals Included)

Day 10: Gorakshep – Kala Patthar (5545m/18188ft); 2-3 hrs – Pheriche (4280m) – Trek for 3-4 hrs.

Early in the morning (before the sun rises); hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and this is the highest point of this trek from where the magnificent mountain views can be seen in front of you. This is an excellent viewpoint of Mount Everest including Pumori, Nuptse, Loptse and etc. After spending an hour on the viewpoint, trek back to Gorakshep; eat breakfast and trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche (All Meals Included)

Day 11: Pheriche – Namche – Trek for 5-6 hrs; 9.6 KM

This day is another day of descending with views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam. We descend to Deboche and short trek to Tengboche Monastery. We will continue descending to Dudh Koshi River and then climb for 1 and half hours to Kyangjuma for lunch. We will finish our trek with a gradually descending walk from Kyangjuma to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche (All Meals Included)

Day 12: Namche –Lukla (2800m)- Trek for 5-6 hrs.

You will leave Namche Bazaar and get a big descent to Phakding; you will have plenty of scenic photos if the weather is clear. And further descending to Lukla as we begin with a descent, the climb to end the trip of our adventure of a lifetime!  Overnight at Lukla (All Meals Included)

Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu by Flight.

Prepare for the return flight to Kathmandu early in the morning. Sometimes, flights can be delayed or canceled due to bad weather, take some spare days in Kathmandu not to miss your international flights. (Breakfast Included)

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel.

Day 14: Transfer to the airport for your onward to next destination.

After completing your trip of a lifetime to Mount Everest Base Camp, depart to your onward destination. Our guide will escort you to the airport for the farewell. (Breakfast Included)

What's Included


  • Airport Pick up and Drop Services
  • 2 Nights 3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • All necessary permits such and TIMS, National Park Fee
  • All nights’ Lodge or tea house accommodation while trekking
  • 3 times meals in a day such as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trekking Gears such as Duffle Bag, Walking sticks during trekking (to be returned)
  • Medical Kit First-Aid Bag
  • English Speaking Professional license holder Local Guide
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight and domestic airport taxes including a guide
  • One porter including his entire expenses 
  • Staff insurance, Salary, necessary equipment, Food, and accommodation
  • Rescue Arrangements but Not the bills.

What's Excluded


  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Extra Night in Kathmandu because of  early arrival, late departure or early arrival from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any drinks such as hard or soft
  • Porter for Solo Trekker
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Rescue operation charges
  • International Airfare To and From Kathmandu
  • Tips for Supports staff and etc.

Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

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Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

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