14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek 2022/2023

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Overview

  • Duration 14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5,555m | 18225ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu- Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Khumbu Region
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn

Highlights

  • 12 Days Best Nepal Trip Mt. Everest Base Camp trekking.
  • Incredible Flights from Kathmandu – Lukla -Kathmandu.
  • Trek through the heart of Sherpa country.
  • Awe-inspiring Buddhist Monasteries.
  • Trek up to 5545m through spectacular scenery.
  • Informative guides uncover the history behind sights.
  • Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, and scores of other lesser crests are seen from a peaked vantage point.
  • Walkthrough the hustle and bustle of market town Namche Bazaar.
  • Suitable Trip for people aged over 12 and below 65.
  • Ancient world heritage site.
  • To achieve a lifetime of unforgettable memory from nearby the top of the world.
  • Explore the world heritage site listed Sagarmatha National Park and see the dramatic grand Himalayan giants with your very own eyes.

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek 2022/2023 Video

“Mesmerizing views and the sky-piercing Himalayas are all set to test human determination and the passion to succeed in a divine environment, conquer your fear and explore nature at its best”

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with the scenic flight from Kathmandu to the marvelous hill town of Lukla after the completion of necessary documentation in the office of Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition. With the gentle trekking introduction on the second day after the trek to Phakding, the real trekking in the Everest region begins. We traverse through the rich Sherpa hub of Namche Bazaar, culturally rich settlements of Tengboche, the highest around the year settlement of Dingboche as well as the higher altitude stoppages of Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Everest Base Camp, and trek back to the initial trekking point of Lukla. The natural, scenic, and biological as well as cultural diversity and up-close view, as well as cultural diversity and up-close view of the humongous Himalayas, of the humongous Himalayas, give us a euphoric feeling.

The Everest Base Camp Trekking 14 days demands reasonable fitness and the ability to walk through steep gradients besides an average walk of 5-6 hours per day besides mental endurance. Prepare for the trek with cardiovascular training such as cycling, swimming, hill-climbing, and walking for enjoying the trek to the utmost level. Join ha and with Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition for professional expertise, a carefully planned itinerary, and the best possible customer service and trekkers’ security. We believe to serve our clients with the best.

The graph below shows the altitude profile for the classic 14 days of Everest Base Camp Trek. The graph makes it easier to see the gradual ascent and more rapid descent of the trek.

Everest Base Camp 14 Day Trek Elevation Profile

Everest Base Camp Trek

Note: If you have a short time but still want to experience the magic of Everest, you don't need to worry. We have an option of Short Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek and Fly Back By Helicopter. Both of the packages are specially tailored for those travelers who want to explore more in a limited time.

We also organize a One Day Everest Helicopter Tour which takes you all the way up to Kalapatthar from where you can enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Everest. Correspondingly, Mountain  Flight to Everest is likewise a great choice to observe the beauty of Everest from up close.

Itinerary

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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section. We will lead you to our vehicle to transfer you to our trip hotel. 

After we reach the hotel we will introduce you to your guide and finish up with all the documentation for your next day's trip to the laps of mighty Himalayas - Everest Base Camp.

Once everything is sorted out you will have a complete leisure day on your own to relax the jetlag. But we definitely help you with the information to go around in case you’d like to do so.

We spend a full day in Kathmandu today which will be a necessary acclimatization day as well. Early in the morning after breakfast, we will meet for a trip briefing where we will talk about this amazing trip in detail and answer your questions if you have any. After the brief meeting is over, we are taking you for an amazing cultural sightseeing tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. The sites we take you for the sightseeing today include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

In Bouddhanath stupa we will participate in worshiping ceremony of Lord Buddha and pray for world peace.

As we have already packed our bags the previous night, the thing we do straight in the morning is the drive to the airport for an early morning flight to Lukla. With the excitement of being in the region of the highest mountain in the world, we board a small, fixed-winged aircraft and set off on an adventurous yet worthy aerial journey to Lukla. Soon after an incredible flight experience, we will find ourselves at the amazing mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest. We will meet all our supporting crew members at Lukla before setting off on the first day of the trek. Once we sort out our stuff, we start the trek to Phakding today. After about 4 hours of the easy trek on a gentle and gradual downhill trail, we reach Phakding on the bank of a beautiful mountain river called Dudh Koshi. The very first day of Everest trail walking will take us past some beautiful cultural and spiritual wonders in the forms of prayer flags, shortens, mani walls, etc.

We enjoy our breakfast with the serene sound of flowing Dudh Koshi before starting our second day of the trek to Namche Bazar today.

The walk today mostly involves an uphill effort with some steep going up. We cross several suspension bridges today on the trail as we proceed towards the destination. We check into the Sagarmatha National Park entrance checkpoint just above the beautiful village of Monjo before continuing up towards Namche Bazar.

Once we reach Namche Bazar, a prosperous mountain trading town in the Everest region, we will be able to observe and experience more of the amazing culture and lifestyle of the beautiful and famous Sherpa people. A nicely settled town on the terraced slope, Namche bazaar showcases some spectacular views of mountains like Thamserku (6,6232m) and Kongde Ri (6,187m) to its west.

We spend an extra day here at Namche today for acclimatization as we are already at 3,440 meters above sea level with a large portion of the stretch left to go higher in the days to come.

As this is an acclimatizing day, we will go for a hiking trip to Everest Viewpoint right above Namche Bazar to have the very first glimpse of Mt. Everest. This spectacular viewpoint brings wonderful mountain views including Mt. Everest that keep us motivated to go higher towards the base camp.

Once we return back to Namche Bazar after the hike, we can explore the town going from one end to the other of the town. We can indulge in some conversation with locals there; surf internet cafes, or simply relax and save the energy for the days to come.

We start the day early after breakfast and proceed towards Tengboche, a beautiful village in the Khumbu region on a hill at the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Imja River. The uphill walk passes through the forest and involves ridge walking.

After about 6 hours of uphill walk, we reach Tengboche village. Once we reach Tengboche village, we can enjoy Mountain views of the peaks like Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam including Everest.

Once we settle into our accommodation, we can set out on an exploration of Tengboche Monastery, the biggest Buddhist monastery in the region where Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man to summit Mt. Everest along with Sir Edmund Hilary, was sent to be a monk once. The galore magnificence of the monastery is simply overwhelming.

Dingboche is the destination for today.

After we finish our breakfast with a view, we set off on the trekking journey for the day. We follow the downhill trail towards Dingboche and past it, we reach Pangboche village. We will take some time to explore the village and an ancient and beautiful monastery.

Pangboche is a beautiful and the biggest Sherpa settlement in the region. After starting ahead from Pangboche village, we head towards Dingboche leaving the route to Pheriche.

After spending about six hours on the trail past forests, villages, and beautiful sights to see, we reach Dingboche village where a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks awaits us.

We are already at the elevation of 4,410 meters above sea level thus a good full day is what we need to adjust to the high-altitude climate here and above.

This extra day at Dingboche works as acclimatization and rest day as well which is essential to go further higher. Even when we are calling it a rest day, we are not staying idle. We will go for some hiking to higher elevations and return back to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

This full day of exploration around Dingboche will expose us to the overwhelming beauty of the place and surrounding mountain peaks.

As we are already above the treeline on our trek, we now walk through pastures, glacial moraine, boulder-strewn paths, and the like of the terrain all the way to Lobuche.

The walk today involves crossing a small pass called Dughla also known as Thukla with several memorial shrines for the brave mountaineers who lost their lives during their climbing expeditions. Although the walk is slow-paced on the uphill trail, made difficult by the increasing elevation, it brings wonderful views of the mountains to our sight that helps us forget the strenuous effort we are taking up in the impressive mountain landscape.

A well-spent seven hours of the effort in the rugged Everest trekking trail that many other adventurers are treading takes us to the small settlement of Lobuche to spend overnight before striving for one more day to reach the base of the highest mountain in the world.

We are eventually going to make it to the Everest Base Camp today after these many days of trekking in and amidst the wonderful Himalayan peaks. Our determined and sincere effort to be at the base of the highest mountain in the world is going to materialize this afternoon.

We are going to stand at the place where many climbers have spent days and nights training, preparing, and attempting the summit of the formidable Mt. Everest. We walk to Gorakshep, a small settlement on the glacial lakebed in the Everest region, where we are going to spend overnight today as the highest overnight stopover for the trip.

After relishing our lunch at our tea house, we set off for the Everest Base Camp. A slow-paced walk on the moraine and boulder-strewn gradual path up to base camp is going to test our excitement and stamina. Anyway, we are going to get to the base camp regardless of the difficulty of walking at the elevation.

We click countless pictures and enjoy the moment of being at the classic Everest base camp before making a return trip to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. 

We get up early, really early, in the morning to hike up to Kalapatthar, the highest elevation on the trip, for a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and other Himalayan panoramas up close with a spectacular sunrise over those mighty peaks.

This never-seen-before view and sunrise on earth are going to blow our minds away alluring us to stay there forever. Alas, we wish we could! We have to make a return trip back to Gorakshep for breakfast. We start the trek back to Pheriche after breakfast.

The trek down today is taking us to a new place that we have not covered on the trek. Pheriche is a beautiful settlement in the Khumbu region which is normally the stopover place for many Everest trekkers on their way back down after the base camp and Kalapatthar joy on the trip.

On our trek along and among the magnificent mountains, we are trekking down to Namche today via Khumjung village. We spend some time at the small and beautiful village, Khumjung which boasts perfect views of mountains including Khumbila peak. We visit a monastery there and head towards Namche for an overnight stay.

We trek all the way back to Lukla today to finish the trekking journey. We trek past Monjo and Phakding villages; encounter the Dudh Koshi River along the trail and eventually reach Lukla. On the final day of the trek, we can celebrate the beautiful adventure.

We see off our trekking potters here today thanking them for all the help they provided to make our trip possible

We take a morning flight from the Lukla airstrip leaving the mighty mountains behind us. Another exciting flight with adventure takes us back to the city's civilization. Once in Kathmandu, we transfer you to your hotel where the trip comes to end.

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Trip Map

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek 2022/2023 map

Cost Details

Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Two Night Budget accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis 
  • Best available twin sharing lodge/teahouse accommodation during the trek on Bed and Breakfast including service charge and tax
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly local guide and their expenses.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Local Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
  • Domestic flights fare (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu) for you and your guide
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport-size photos for permit)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Excluded

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Khumbu Region Entrance Local fee i.e 12 GBP 
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 25 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 15 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Trekking food and drinks
  • Hot showers, wifi, and other personal expenses during the trek
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Note for Single travelers - £150 supplement for solo travelers directly pay to the Merchant.

Useful Info

In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster, or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes to the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

FAQs

  • Q1. What Is Everest Advanced Base Camp?

    When mountaineers climb Everest they set up their base camp on the moraine below the Khumbu Icefall, and proceed up the mountain in a series of different camps. Advanced Base Camp, also known as Camp 1, is on the other side of the Khumbu Ice Fall, the lethally dangerous series of ice slabs where sixteen climbers were killed fixing ropes in 2014 as they already got their requires mountaineering skills, mountaineering equipment and expedition-level support. The route across the ice fall is set by professional teams of Sherpas during the March-May climbing season each year: to use it, you’ll need to be a mountaineer, or pay top dollar to tag along with a mountaineering expedition.

  • These days the tourists are supposed to travel with a guide. A guide will not help you with navigation but also with negotiation of prices of hotel rooms. They obviously know the place better and hence can suggest you the best places to eat and spend the night in. They will also brief you with the history associated with the monuments and monasteries you will encounter. They will help you with gears, medical emergencies and travelling arrangements.

    A porter is someone who will carry your baggage for you. Hiring a porter will help you enjoy long walks accompanied by beautiful scenic views.

  • One of the deadliest medical situation you may encounter is altitude sickness. There is absolutely no way of training your body for the altitude. The only way is by acclimatizing to allow the body to adapt itself to the changing altitude. There are several symptoms of altitude sickness.

    Do not take it for granted when you begin to notice any of the symptoms. Arrangements for immediate deportation will be made for you. You could find about treatment of AMS in this article.

    Otherwise, if you walk carefully, have the right gears with you, and are not confronted by an avalanche, your journey should be a pleasant one.

  • There are a pool of shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara that sell trekking gears. You will find a few other shops in some places along the trek too. Apart from high quality and popular branded stores of trekking gears, you will also find many other shops selling high quality copy of these brands but at a relatively cheaper price. However, the quality of these gears may not be as promising.

    Some recommended shops to buy trekking equipment’s in Nepal are:

    • Sherpa Adventure Gears
    • Everest Hard Wear
    • Red Fox Outdoor

    You can even rent most of the equipment from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The rental cost is cheap at should not exceed more than 3-4$ a day.

    When it comes to jackets, sleeping bags and boots, it is advisable not compromise on the quality.  Recklessness with caring the right kind of equipment can ruin the experience of the entire trek for you. Also, it is recommendable to buy a pair of high quality trekking glares from your hometown.

  • An averagely fit person should be able to complete this trek with ease. The trek is less demanding than you think. With enough acclimatization, you should be god to go.

    However, train your body before you trek. The more fit you are, the more pleasant the journey will be. Go on short hikes, or long weekend walks around your area. You can even exercise daily. But do not overdo it.

    If you are a heart or lungs patient, consult with a doctor beforehand. The trek is unsuitable for those with knee and ankle problems.

  • You do not need to have past trekking experiences or mountaineering skills for this trek. But before you commit to the trek, ask yourself if you are the kind of person who can adapt to the unfavorable condition that are an inevitable factors of trekking. Go for short and easy hikes of a day or two and see if you enjoy them.

  • Risk in involved in achieving high altitude that can lead to altitude sickness. You need to acclimatize properly throughout the trek. Pay keen attention to your body. Do not push it beyond what it can take, at least not in areas of high altitudes that might cost you your life.

    Otherwise, the route is pretty much safe as it is devoid of crevasses. You could fall a victim of Yak injury. When you see one, do not panic and allow it to pass.

  • The trek is not as hard as it is considered to be. It is rated as a moderate trek and can be attempted by anyone disregard of experience or age as long as they are physically healthy. Precisely, difficulty is a subjective term and may vary from person to person depending upon their physical fitness.

    The itinerary designed by most companies have spare days for acclimatization and rest because of which the journey should be quite convenient. You can even spend extra days resting if required.

  • Snacks are expensive on the trail, so they are definitely worth bringing. Lodges charge extra if you bring your own food in, not to mention for hot water, so shoe stringers hoping to make a bag of rice last a twelve-day trek will find this a false economy. Fuel is really at a premium in the mountains. Dal bhat, the Nepali lentil stew, is the most economical way to eat: above Namche, the EBC trek is not a gourmet experience.

  • Both Lukla and Namche are full of trekking stores selling things like hiking poles, gloves, windproof jackets, cold-weather sleeping bags, head torches and day packs, as well as books, energy bars, snacks and the usual tourist tat. You are much better off buying everything you need in Kathmandu, where prices are lower, or before you go.

    Outside Lukla and Namche, options are much more limited: don’t plan on finding anything more than loo roll, snacks, drinks, batteries and possibly the odd pair of woolen gloves in many villages.

  • Before committing to at least eleven days hiking in (generally) basic conditions, it’s a good idea to establish that you like hiking and don’t mind basic conditions, so that you can actually enjoy the experience when you do it. Bank a two- or, optimally, three-day hike to see how you feel about walking each day and being away from home comforts before you commit.

  • The number of days to reach the EBC depends upon the route you take and the number of days you spend in acclimatization.

    The shortest way would be to take a 30 min flight to Lukla. The entire journey, to and fro, should take you about 11 days. The longer route is by walking through Jiri. This route will take you about 10 days to reach Namche Bazaar and additional number of days to reach the Base Camp. There are many other trekking routes in the Everest region ranging from 8dayss to 22 days.

  • The Everest Base Camp Trek can be done from a minimum 1 person to maximum whichever number of people. The maximum number of people is estimated to be 20 people. But it is recommended to keep the group as small as you can. It is because with the small group, you can enjoy the trek more and there will not be hustle and bustle. There is a lesser chance of trek being boring and misunderstanding arising between team members.

  • Performing Everest base camp trek is quite expensive. You will need approximately 25$ to 30$ per day or lodging, food and other accommodation/facilities. If you have interest in other beverages like alcohol and other drinks, then you can keep your average cash to 50$ per day.

  • If you are not willingly to take the trouble of walking to the Base Camp although it is completely worth it, you can take a mountain flight around the region to get a close up view of the Himalayan Ranges. Contact us for more information.

  • You do not need any permits to trek in this area until and unless you are not climbing a mountain. You will need a permit if you are visiting the National parks in this region. The permits are to be bought from the National park office at Thamel.

  • There are many tea houses that serve good food and refreshments. As you go up higher the prices of the food are more likely to increase. Almost all the tea houses have similar menus. You will get momos, noodles, sizzlers, pizzas and other such edibles.

    The most commonly preferred meal is Dal-Bhaat which is a generous serving of rice with lentils, vegetable curry, tomato chutney, salad, and meat cooked in typically Nepali style. Dal-Bhaat is healthy, filling, nutritious and delicious.

  • Everest Base Camp is a popular trek. Thousands of trekkers do this trek every year. So to provide them accommodation, there are several tea-houses. Unless you are camping, you don’t need to bring backpacking tents. In case you are camping and want to bring backpacking tents, check out these best backpacking sleeping tents under 200 USD.

  • You will be spending your nights in teahouses and tented camps. Teahouse is a synonym of guest houses that have plywood cells with two beds, a table and few pegs. You might have to share the toilet that have squatting pans and a shower area with a bucket. Hot water is available but at a certain cost.

    The rooms are available at a low cost of 4-5$ per night. You will have to pay extra for drinking water, hot water for showers, and toilet paper.

  • Yes, you can trek to Everest base camp with children but only those above 10. Young children before this age will not be able to adapt to the altitude level of Everest base camp. Young children will not be able to recognize the early sign of acute mountain sickness.

    Children who are fussy about food, do not like walking, and prefer luxurious lifestyle are unlikely to enjoy Everest Base Camp. One way of making your children enjoy the trek is by taking enough rest for acclimatization. The route is filled with wild inhabitants, waterfalls, glacier lakes and other such things that fascinates a kid.

  • The best time to trek is the autumn season extending from September to November. The skies are clear and the weather, pleasant. The forests will be washed with the recent rains of monsoon and the spring season starts cold and gets warmer whereas fall is the opposite. Both can see significant snow at any time but more so in the fall. In general the skies are more clear into the early fall thus providing better views of Everest and other mountains. It is common to experience rain, sometimes very heavy, lower down valley between Lukla and Namche in both seasons.

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