Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

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Things to Know
  • Duration14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Altitude 5,364 m
  • Trip Type Trekking/Hiking
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time Mar-May, Sep-Nov
What You’ll Do
  • Best Everest Base Camp trekking package with ample acclimatization days, ideal for beginner trekkers
  • Trek in the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Stand at the base of the highest mountain in the world, Everest base camp
  • Walk by dense alpine woodlands, terraced fields, meadows, moraines & glaciers
  • The trail ascends and descends through deep river gorges, offering sensational landscapes
  • Spend nights in beautiful Sherpa villages and get to see their lifestyle
  • Visit ancient monasteries and hear intriguing tales about Yeti
  • Catch a gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar, along with a view of Khumbu Glacier
  • Witness Breathtaking Mountains View

Everest base camp Trek is the only package in the Himalayas of Nepal that lets you comfortably explore nature. Being a very famous trekking destination, Everest base camp welcomes many adventurer hearts every year. You'll follow a well-made trail within the Sagarmatha National Park that protects the Khumbu region and its wildlife. The Iconic Holiday Nepal team will assign you a native Sherpa guide & a porter to accompany you during the trek.

Everest Base Camp Trekking is a 14-day trip, and you'll spend 11-12 days in the mountains and the remaining days in Kathmandu. You can even customize the trip itinerary as required.

Trek with a local Nepali Trekking Company

On the Everest base camp trek, you will explore the remote northeastern part of Nepal for 14 days. It is an adventurous trek within the boundaries of one of the biggest national parks, dominated by dense rhododendron forests, giant mountains, deep valleys, glaciers, lakes, moraines & icefalls.

Walking from the subalpine belt packed with fir, rhododendron, birch, magnolia, juniper  forests, the trail ascends to the area covered with mosses and lichens before making it to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) & Kala Patthar (5,555 m).

During the trek, we reach the most beautiful Sherpa villages with fantastic mountain landscapes. Likewise, you'll pass by numerous small villages while trekking. The remoteness of the Himalayas is thriving the ancient cultural heritage of the natives of the Khumbu region. The interaction with locals and visiting old monasteries make the trek even more fascinating.

Enjoy Views Of  Mountains, Glaciers, And What-Not

Everest Base Camp Trek is all about a journey amidst the snow-capped mountains, and you'll be exploring the hidden natural wonders in the shadow of the giant Himalayan Mountains. The trek presents breathtaking mountain views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m). These mountains fall among the top 10 peaks in the world.

Similarly, we'll also get to see stunning views of many other peaks, such as Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Kongde Ri (6,187 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Pumori (7,161 m), etc. We have two acclimatization days during the Everest base camp trekking. During trekking, we go on side excursions to Everest View Hotel (3,962 m) and Nagarjuna Hill (5,100 m) to catch gorgeous sunrises and lovely scenery.

Is the Everest Base Camp Trek Worth It?

Yes, the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is worth it. It's an incredible venture in one of the extreme parts of Earth, the Himalayas. You'll be standing on the lap of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and meet the strongest yet kindest humans, Sherpas. Hearing the tales of Yeti and many other intriguing facts about the Khumbu region.

EBC Trek With Local Guides And Sherpas

There are many routes to Everest Base Camp. Some of them are beginner-friendly, while some of them are made for trekkers with previous trekking experience. Our 14 days Everest Base Camp trekking is the best package to enjoy the trek to the fullest without any rush. You can also do a short EBC with us if you have limited time. Some famous itineraries include the EBC Trek With Heli Return, the EBC Helicopter Tour, and the Everest Scenic Trek.

Booking Is Very Easy

Autumn 2024 is almost here, there couldn't be an excellent time for you to check mark your EBC dream. We now take last-minute bookings for the EBC Trek 2024 and welcome solo travellers and groups. Likewise, you can also book Everest Base Camp Trek 2024/2025 through our site.

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  • Altitude1400m/4592ft.
  • AccommodationStar Hotel
  • Time1 Days

The Iconic Holiday team will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport terminal on your arrival day. You can see our team holding a play card with your and our company’s name on it. They will transfer you to the hotel and give you some information about your surroundings. Pre-trip meeting will be done and you will meet with your trip guide. Make sure to confirm your queries about trekking in the mountains.

  • Altitude2850m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • Time30 minutes flight and 3 hours trek

We fly to Lukla today early in the morning. Whether the flight took off from Kathmandu airport or Manthali airport depends on the flight status during your trip. The flight will win your heart with its breathtaking mountain panorama. At Lukla airport, the porters will say Namaste to you and join the group. Walking following the bust streets of Lukla, we descend to Phakding village. On the way, we will cross swinging bridges and pass by small villages. The trail goes through lush forests, and we can see the stunning view of Kongde Ri upon reaching Phakding village.

  • Altitude3,440 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • Time5-6 hours

The Phakding to Namche Bazaar trail is a bit tough. Leaving the Phakding village, we will walk uphill, enjoying the pristine scenery and crossing many suspension bridges. Walking past a few settlement areas, Monjo arrives. From here onwards, we begin trekking through the Sagarmatha National Park. Magnolia and rhododendron forests make the trail enchanting. Passing by lovely waterfalls and walking alongside verdant foothills, we steeply ascend to Namche Bazaar.

  • Altitude3962m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • Time5-6 hours

We'll take a rest day in Namche Bazaar today. Because of the rise in altitude in the last two days, it's crucial to take acclimatization days to ensure a safe journey. Early in the morning, go on a hike to Syangboche Airstrip and Everest View Hotel. The mountain views of Thamserku, Kongde Ri, and Khumbila are outstanding along the way. We also get to see stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc, too, during this hike. The remaining afternoon spends visiting museums and shops in Namche Bazaar.

  • Altitude3850m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • Time5 hours

The trail ascends to Tengboche village, following a very impressive trail. The route initially descends to Dudh Kosi Valley, and we reach Phungi Thanka. From here, we walk past the Imja Khola and keep ascending towards Tengboche. The views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, and Mt. Nuptse, especially, are gorgeous on this day.

  • Altitude4360m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • Time5 hours

Early in the morning, we take our time to explore the Tengboche monastery. After breakfast, we leave Tengboche village and descend to the Imja River. Trekking through Pangboche village, we walk past fluttering prayer flags and stupas. Further, it's an uphill climb via terraces to Dingboche village, which is also known as the Summer Valley.

  • Altitude5083m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • Time4-5 hours

After acclimating for the first time at Namche, we will have a rest day today. Adapting to the increasing altitude and changing environment is essential for the human body to prevent altitude sickness. Today we acclimate by making a hike to Nangkartsang Peak. The view of Ama Dablam from the peak is awe-inspiring. After the acclimatization hike, you can explore the village or relax in the teahouse.

  • Altitude4930
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • Time5-6 hours

With every new village, we get very close to the Everest base camp. Leaving Dingboche village, we gently trek via bare fields. The trail gradually gets steep, and we hike to Dughla, following the glacial route. From here, the trail goes along the Khumbu glacier to Lobuche village.

  • Altitude5364m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • Time7-8 hours

The walk today finally takes us to Everest base camp. From Lobuche, the trail ascends steeply along the Khumbu glacier. We reach Gorka Shep, which used to be the base camp of Mt. Everest back in the day. Walking past memorial chortens, we walk on a boulders-filled area and gradually make it to Everest base camp. Surrounded by mountains and hills, the base camp is beautiful. After spending some time here, we will trek back to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

  • Altitude5555m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • Time5-6 hours

To enjoy the nearest view of Mount Everest, we hike to Kala Patthar, before the sunrises. Located above Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar is a famous vantage point that offers a breathtaking mountain panorama. From this place, you can see the ocean of mountains all around you. Later, following a downhill trail, it's a few hours to descend to Pheriche village.

  • Altitude4250m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • Time7-8 hours

After a hearty breakfast, we move down to Namche, hiking along the trail we had taken earlier. As the trek progresses, we come across Pangboche village, following Tengboche village. We cross a suspension bridge and enter the forest trail hiking until we arrive in Namche Bazaar.

  • Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • Time7-8 hours

Leaving Namche Bazaar, first steeply descend for some time following a trodden hillside. The trail then joins a densely forested path and goes through small settlements. Crossing Dudh Koshi River multiple times on suspension bridges, we reach Monjo and retrace the path back to Phakding village. From here, the trail gradually ascends to Lukla, where the trek ends.

  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationStar Hotel
  • Time30 min flight

Early in the morning, we say goodbye to the mountains, and fly back to Kathmandu. The flight is phenomenal, and the aerial views are enchanting. Upon landing in Kathmandu, the team will drop you at the hotel. Enjoy the remaining day in Kathmandu relaxing, shopping, and exploring. We meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner.

    Today, you will be leaving for your next destination. Our trip comes to an end here. Our representative will drop you at the airport as per your flight departure time.

    Trip Map
    Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days map
    Trip Cost Details
    • All (international and domestic) airport transfers on a tourist vehicle
    • Twin-sharing/double accommodation in a tourist standard hotel for 2 nights in Kathmandu including breakfast
    • Twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the trek
    • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) including one hot drink and seasonal fruits  
    • Experienced English-speaking government-licensed trekking guide and 1 porter between 2 trekkers
    • Guide and porter salary, food, equipment, and insurance 
    • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
    • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
    • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Manthali and Lukla
    • Sleeping bag down jacket if needed (It’s refundable)
    • Iconic Holiday Nepal  T-shirt and Trekking Map
    • First aid kit
    • A farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal
    • Official expenses and government TAX/VAT
    • International flight tickets
    • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be acquired easily after your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a fee of USD 50 for 30 days visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa)
    • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
    • During trekking time personal expenses, snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, hot shower, WI-FI etc.
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Tips for treks guide, porter (it is expected)
    Useful Info

    Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

    The Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty depends on many factors, such as weather, terrain, trekking time, itinerary, physical fitness, preparation, etc. Experts say the Everest base camp trekking difficulty is moderate, and we say the EBC trek difficulty is moderate to difficult. Walking on mountainous terrain for at least six hours daily is difficult. Plus, the constant ascents and descents take even more effort. Trekkers who are prepared physically and mentally to adjust to simple services will have the best trekking experience. In the starting few days, you'll find the trail easygoing. However, as the trail progresses and the elevation rises, you'll feel more pressure on your body. There is also the risk of altitude sickness during Everest base camp trekking.

    Our Everest base camp trek itinerary has two acclimatisation days, and not more than 5,000 meters ascend day, which ensures the safety of the trek. We give our guests ample time to adjust to the elevation, and our mountain guide will take care of them too. Therefore, you can expect a safe trek to the Everest Base Camp with us.

    Best Season

    Spring and autumn are the best time to hike to Everest Base Camp. These two are the trekking seasons in Nepal and carry the most suitable weather for any Himalayan excursion. Spring (March to April) and Autumn (October to November) have stable weather and mild climate conditions, and there is no heavy rainfall or snowfall.

    The mountain panoramas are crystal clear, and the bright & breezy days make everything magical. Likewise, the beginning of these two seasons also decorates the trails with seasonal flowers and colourful leaves. The beauty of the Khumbu region is on another level if you trek in spring & autumn.

    Trek In Winter

    One can do Everest Base Camp trekking in the winter (December to February). Trekking in the Everest region in winter comes with additional hurdles but also the most stunning landscapes. You must select the best departure date for winter trekking to ensure less chance of getting stuck because of heavy snowfall or trail blockage.

    Then you also have to pack well and be physically & mentally prepared to withstand the harsh cold and limited facilities. With Iconic Holiday Nepal, you can do Everest Base Camp winter trekking in 2023/2024. We are taking bookings for the winter trek; contact our team. Our expert team will ensure you have the means to trek to Everest Base Camp in winter safely.

    Accommodation & Meals During The Trek

    The accommodation and meals during the Everest Base Camp trekking are simple. You stay overnight in lodges along the way that offer twin shared rooms and a common washroom. We book single rooms (on request) that can be a little pricey for solo trekkers. The rooms are small with clean bedding, good enough to spend the nights. You can carry a sleeping bag for more comfort.

    The EBC package includes three meals daily in the mountains. You get breakfast, lunch & dinner. The menu has many options, so you will not have difficulty finding food that suits your taste. Dal-bhat is the best meal if we see nutritional values, cost, freshness, and taste? Other than this, many Nepali, Tibetan, and Continental items are available.

    Internet, Charging, & ATM On The Trail

    A Nepali telecommunication company called Ncell has a network up to Everest Base Camp. So, you can get their sim and use cellular data throughout the trek. It is also economical and lets you use the Internet while walking. Do know that the network might not always be stable, and there are blind areas where you may not get any signal. Wi-Fi is available in some villages, and you can use it by paying a few extra bucks.

    To charge your devices, lodges offer separate charging stations. It costs you some money, though; carry spare batteries and a power bank for more convenience. Likewise, there are a few ATMs in the Khumbu region, which are in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. You have the last chance to withdraw any money in Namche Bazaar.

    Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is essential for Everest Basecamp Trekking. Because of the underlying risks of altitude sickness and other unseen events, we need travel insurance as a backup to provide instant medical rescue to our guests if required. Travel insurance is only for extra safety, and the chances we use it are very low. We need emergency air evacuation (up to 6,000 meters) and medical bills in your travel insurance.

    • Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate beginner-friendly trekking package. It is a two-week-long trek in the mountains of Nepal. The venture involves long trekking hours each day on rough terrain, so stamina and physical fitness are needed.

    • The cost of the Everest Base Camp trek can vary widely depending on several factors, including the trekking season, the level of services you choose, and whether you trek independently or with a guided tour. The Everest Base Camp Trek costs USD 1450 to USD 3500. The price of this trek depends on your itinerary and what kind of services are included in the package.

    • Yes, the EBC Trek is for beginner trekkers. It is a moderate trek, and with little effort & willpower, beginner trekkers can trek to the base of Mt. Everest. Moreover, there is ample availability of lodges and good meals throughout the trail to cater to the trekkers. It makes the EBC more approachable to naive trekkers.

    • Trekking to Everest Base Camp means you spend 10 to 12 days in the mountains of Nepal. You go above 5,000 meters during this duration and experience a mountain lifestyle. Your lifestyle will suddenly get simple with humble meals and great interactions with the locals. And the mountain landscapes will keep fueling you.

    • Yes, anyone can hike to Everest Base Camp if they are in good shape. It's not a leisure activity and demands preparation & lots of effort. If you are willing to give it your all, then yes, the Everest region will welcome anyone.

    • Yes, you can do Everest Base Camp trekking on your own. If you love travelling alone, then go ahead, the facilities along the EBC trail are much better than any other trekking route in the Himalayas. Only make sure to do pre-reservation in the peak trekking seasons.

    • The best times for the Everest Base Camp trek are in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is stable, and the skies are clear. These months offer the best views and comfortable trekking conditions.

    • Yes, altitude sickness is a significant concern as you trek in high altitude. It’s essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. Most trekking itineraries include rest days for acclimatization. Having a first aid kit with essential medicines like pain relievers, antibiotics, antiseptics, and bandages can help you manage minor injuries and prevent them from becoming more serious.

    • You can trek independently, but many trekkers choose to hire a guide and/or porter for convenience. A trekking guide's primary role is to provide assistance, guidance, and support to trekkers. They help navigate the trail, ensure safety, manage logistics, offer cultural insights, and adapt plans when unexpected challenges arise. Having a guide is especially valuable in high-altitude and remote regions like the Everest Base Camp trek, where their expertise enhances the overall trekking experience and ensures trekkers' well-being.

    Client Reviews
    • AnnaRoundTheWorld_
      AnnaRoundTheWorld_United StatesApr 17, 2024

      Great EBC Experience!

      EBC was high on my list when I started looking into my trip to Nepal, and Upendra was so hospitable and provided a great trip. We had a really great time and highly recommend his services!

    • Alonzo
      AlonzoUnited StatesMar 30, 2023

      Great service

      Booked an Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with this company. Great service with pick up from the hotel and everything went very smoothly, and conveniently.

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