Everest Base Camp Classic Route 14 Days Trek

14 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventure of a lifetime to the foothills of Everest, the highest peak in the world. The dream of countless trekkers and adventure lovers across the world, the Everest Base Camp Trek is famous for mainly two things; the highest peak in the world – Mt. Everest (8,848m) and the amazing Sherpa People. Undoubtedly, it is the most popular trek in Nepal as well as one of the most popular activities in general among tourists. The ancient culture, traditions and lifestyle of the Sherpas, along with their expert guidance is a refreshing experience altogether. 

Most treks in the Khumbu region start with a flight to Lukla and the Everest Base Camp Trek begins in similar fashion as well. Following the Dudhkoshi River trail until Jorsale, the trail climbs up paths towards Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Namche Bazaar is a beautiful Sherpa village known for being the administrative headquarter of Khumbu region as well as the central Hub for necessary trekking items and other miscellaneous things. A total of two days are spent in Namche, as one day is set aside for acclimatization. Khumbu region is the place where climbers get an opportunity to adapt to Dingboche’s climate, then take trek for two days to Dingboche where another acclimatization day is set up before trekkers proceed to Everest Base Camp.

With two more days trek, you will pass through Lobuche and Gorak Shep and arrive at the two main destinations of the trek, the Everest Base Camp (5365m) and Kala Patter (5,545m). We’ll visit Everest Base Camp during the afternoon and spend some time there, followed by the hike to Kala Patthar the next morning. Kala Patthar is one of the prime viewpoints throughout the region, sporting breathtaking panorama of peaks across the Khumbu region like Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Nuptse peak (7,855m), Pumori (7,161m), Lho La (6006m) and more along with the Khumbu Glacier. Once we’ve savored the glory of this arena, we will make our return journey via Pheriche to Namche and finally Lukla. Another scenic flight takes us back to the capital, with which our 14 Days Classic Everest Base Camp Trek comes to a closure. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is proud to organize Everest base Camp Trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty 

Everest Base Camp Trek is a renowned trek to the foothills of the highest peak in the world, Everest (8,848m.) This generally moderate difficulty trek is the dream for adventure lovers and trekkers across the world, and thousands upon thousands visit Nepal for it every year. The infrastructure is quite well developed thanks to the popularity of trekking and tourism in the region; making it at least a bit easier. 

Special conditions, like trekking during mid-winter or monsoon may make the trek tougher than usual but apart from that, it is a trek that is accessible to the general public. The trek takes place at fairly high altitudes, so proper acclimatization is a necessity on this trek. The max elevation is typically reached at the Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and Kala Patthar (5,545m). With 6-7 hours of trekking per day on average, the classic Everest Base Camp Route covers a distance of around 130km.

Best Season for Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek can be performed throughout the year; however the best times are generally regarded as the spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) seasons. Spring season as well as autumn season are the peak seasons for trekking and tours in Nepal as they generally have the best views with pleasant weather and provide a good experience overall.

Winter trekking is possible and a good option if you enjoy the extra snowfall. However, be prepared to tackle the subzero temperatures and a slightly tougher trek if you choose this period. Similarly, monsoon is an excellent time for nature enthusiasts but it is generally not recommended to visit during this period as the weather tends to be unpredictable and parts of the region becomes prone to landslides.

<p>Once you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, complete all customs formalities and meet up with our representative outside the terminal. They will be waiting for you with signboards of your name. Once the meet and greet is done, they will welcome you to Nepal and escort you to the hotel. After checking-in to the hotel, you can simply relax there, visit our office or head out for a light stroll.</p>

<p>Today, we make an early morning drive to Ramechhap where we will have the scenic flight to Lukla. Once we’re at Lukla, we will leave our luggage in the hands of the reliable porters and be on our way to Phakding. In this way, we get to drive through the Nepali roads, gaze upon the Himalayas from the air as well as feel the trail with your own feet. A complete introduction to Nepal, basically. For the overnight stay, we will have booked a lodge in Phakding.</p>

<p>The real trek begins today as the trail leads you through pine forests, rivesr and valleys up to Namche. Precisely speaking, we will first tread north through the Benkar valley and cross the Dudh Khosi River to reach Monjo. Here, we will have our permit checked as we are entering the Sagarmatha National Park. Afterwards, we will resume our trek, pass Jorsale and eventually reach the hub of the region – Namche Bazaar.</p>

<p>Today is first rest/acclimatization day on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Such rest day is important as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can cause serious problems, especially in later parts of the trek as we ascend higher. Taking proper measures right now will help stay on top of our game throughout the trek. </p><p>Namche Bazaar offers a lot of commodities, as well as other ways to spend your day without getting bored, from ATMs and cyber cafes to restaurants and bakeries. The generally popular options for this day in terms of hiking are Khumjung, Thame and Everest View Hotel. We can hike up to the first Everest View Point for an exciting view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m) Nuptse peak (7,855m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Thamserku (6,608m), Khangtheka, Tauche Peak and many more. </p>

<p>Following yesterday’s rest day, we will be energized and make a pumped up hike to Tengboche. First, we will need to go around the hillside to Sansa until we reach the point where the trail splits to Everest and Gokyo. We will head North East towards Phuki Thenga and restart the ascent for a couple of hours up to Tengboche. Today is a good day for spotting some exotic Himalayan wildlife due to the abundance of nature and biodiversity along the trail. In the evening, we can go visit the Tengboche monastery, which is the largest monastery of entire Khumbu region.</p>

<p>Wake up early to enjoy some stunning views of Everest and the surrounding peaks today. After breakfast, we will begin our trek and first reach the small village of Debuche. There is not much to see here apart from a nunnery. Continuing on our trek, we will cross the Imja Khola to reach Pangboche (3,860m), and in similar fashion, follow the Lobuche Khola to reach Dingboche. Dingboche, with its small walled fields, is the last permanent settlement in the region. </p><p></p>

<p>Another day of acclimatization is necessary at Dingboche if we want to safely continue further towards Everest. Our best options for the day include hiking up to the view point for some fantastic views of Chhukung Ri (4,230m), Imja Tse (6,189m), Makalu (8,463m) or hiking to the beautiful Chhukum valley instead. Either way, this will an enjoyable day of exploration with good chances for photography sessions and such.</p>

<p>Following our second acclimatization day of the trek, we will trek up to almost 5,000 meters today at Lobuche. After breakfast, we will start our trek and first reach the village of Duse (4,500m) and eventually pass through Kharkas up to Duglha (4,620m). Take a breather during the short stop at Duglha before we begin our steep ascend through the Khumbu Glacier’s stony terminal moraine. The trek will certainly be tough but the views of the Mahalangur Himal range comprising of Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori and Everest hidden behind the ridge is quite amazing. Our overnight stay will be at a lodge in Lobuche.</p>

<p>Today is the one of the main days of the trek as it includes the hike up to the Everest Base Camp. The trek in itself isn’t that hard but the pattern of ascending and descending can make it tedious in a way. After just a few hours of trekking, we will reach the final settlement going forward in the region, Gorak Shep. Although only a temporary settlement, the views of Pumori, Nuptse and Everest are still decent from here.</p><p>Once we’ve had our lunch, we will begin the hike up to Everest Base Camp. The distance we need to cover here is only around 3km but trekking through the rocky trail along the glacier will certainly not be the easiest endeavor. At the Everest Base Camp, we can explore around for a bit and enjoy the superb scenery surrounding us – comprising of Nuptse, Khumbutse, Lhotse, Pumori and more while Everest is hidden away behind the ridge. After a while there, we will trek back to our lodge in Gorak Shep.</p><p></p>

<p>Our trek starts early in the morning as we make the 1-2 hour long hike up to Kala Patthar. As we arrive at the summit just in time for sunrise, you’ll be treated to a once in a lifetime view. As one of the best viewpoints in the Khumbu region, Kala Patthar sports a stunning panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Cho Oyu and the Khumbu glacier. The 360 degree view of most of the region, and particularly the close up view of Everest is quite memorable. After a while there, we will retrace our steps back to our lodge in Gorak Shep. </p><p>Enjoy some warm breakfast at the lodge before beginning the usual routine of trekking. As our main goals are now accomplished, we will simply retrace our steps back to Lukla. However, this is a journey of a few days, so our first stop for overnight stay will be at Pheriche. </p>

<p>Another day of trekking through the tranquil rhododendron and juniper forests offers the chance to further explore the wildlife and natural beauty of the region. The trek is mostly a descent but a number of occasional ascents are also involved today. The view of Ama Dablam and Nuptse peaks is prominent on the trail today as we reach Sansa and trek around the hillside to finally reach Namche Bazaar. </p>

<p>Head out today for the last day of trekking on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Once again, the trail is mostly downhill with some occasional ascents. Make use of trekking poles if your knees are having a hard time today. We will cross the Dudh Koshi a number of times via suspension bridges and mostly follow the same trail as the one at the start of our trek to reach Lukla. At Lukla, we can have a breath of relief and accomplishment as we have successfully completed our trek. Enjoy the final evening amidst the hills and mountains of the Everest region.</p>

<p>A scenic early morning flight lets us enjoy the beauty and magnificence of the Himalayas once more. Flight options are available to either Kathmandu or Manthali, and we will typically take the latter option. After landing at the Manthali airport, a 5 hour long drive takes back to Kathmandu. In the afternoon, you can spend your leisure time as you prefer; resting at the hotel, exploring the capital or heading out for some last day shopping. Thamel caters to tourists of every kind and sort, from souvenirs to any other kind of shopping as well, so take a look there if you are interested. </p>

<p>Our 14 Day Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is officially over today. If you interested in extending your stay in Nepal or taking part in any other treks and tours, please feel free to contact us. If you have a flight scheduled, our airport representative will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours prior to the flight time. Have a safe flight and farewell!</p>

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drops
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the Trekking).
  • Your meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Domestic flight ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) domestic
  • All accommodations in lodges during the treks.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) .
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Porter, salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the
  • guide and porter.
  • All Transportation .
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • International airfare and Airport departure tax.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
Trip Reviews
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  1. Our trip to EBC
    Paul Dreghorn25th January, 2020

    Late 2019 we completed our trek to Everest Base Camp. Our trip was to celebrate my 50th Birthday, my son's 18th birthday and also my sons completion of high school. With great fortune we had Rajaram Khakural as our trekking guide. His knowledge of the mountains was absolutely incredible and his willingness to ensure his clients were well looked after was evident. Rajaram gave us the freedom to explore the mountains at our own pace whilst ensuring we were safe and on the right path. Our trip was truly memorable. I would recommend Rajaram as a travelling guide in a heartbeat. Thanks again Rajaram!

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