14 days Everest Base Camp Trekking is perfect itinerary with two days of well acclimatization on the way which help to reach Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapathar without any altitude sickness. This trekking is with professional trekking guide and porter. Every nights is staying in local guest houses which are entirely tourist standard. Small group joining trek is available in its best season from March to May and September to December.
Day 01: Arrival in Nepal, Tribhuban International airport and transfer to the Hotel. Trip preparation and overnight 1,350m
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,860m) and trek to Phakding (2652m – 4 Hours) Overnight at comfortable tea house
Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche (3,440m – 6/7 Hours) Overnight at comfortable tea house
Day 04: Namche for acclimatization. Hike to Everest view point (4,000m) and back to Namche for overnight.
Day 05: Trek Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m – 5/6 Hours) Overnight at comfortable tea house
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m – 5/6 Hours) overnight at comfortable tea house
Day 07: Dingboche for acclimatization. Hiking around and overnight
Day 08: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 – 4/5 Hours) Overnight at loca tea house
Day 09: Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360m) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) 7/8 Hours for overnight in local tea house
Day 10: Climb Kalapathar at early morning (5,545m – 2/3 Hours) and trek back to Pheriche (4,210) via Gorakhshep (5 Hours). Overnight at comfortable tea house
Day 11: Trek back to Namche (6/7 Hours). Overnight at comfortable tea house
Day 12: Trek back to Lukla (7 Hours) and overnight at comfortable tea house
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu at early morning and free time. Overnight at Hotel
Day 14: Departure
- Arrival and departure arrangement
- Accommodation in Kathmandu in 3 star hotel
- Accommodation in comfortable tea house on the way in trekking
- Flight ticket of Kathmandu Lukla and Lukla Kathmandu
- Everest National park permit cost and cost of local permit
- Professional trekking guide and a Porter to carry your luggage (2 Trekkers = 1 Porter)
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking
- Hot drinks (Tea/ Coffee)
- Free trekking duffel bag
- Down sleeping bag in return after trek
- Management of emergency evacuation in case of need
- Medical kit box
- All the taxes and service charge
- Lunch Dinner while you are in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses
- Personal trekking equipment
- Extra cost in emergency evacuation and any medical expenses
- Trekker personal insurance
- Any tipping to trekking staffs
Itinerary in Details
Day 01: Welcome you in Kathmandu Tribhuban international airport. Representative from Nepal highland treks great and transfer you to the Hotel. It is recommend you arrival in Kathmandu is by mid-day so that you will have time to make preparation and final packing of your bag for trekking.
Greetings with flower in Kathmandu airport in your arrival and transfer to Kathmadnu city for overnight
Day 02: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu airport. It is about 20 minutes driving to domestic airport from your Hotel. 35 minutes flight is with tiny aircraft with 10 kilogram of your big bag and another 5 kilogram handbag. After arriving Lukla airport, start trekking to Phakding which is about 4 hours normal walking in flat. Stay overnight in at altitude of 2,860m. Trekking trail pass several typical villages, unique suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River and scenic valleys.
Lukla Airport, one of the scery airport in Khumbu situated at 2,860 miters altitude and on the way trekking to Phakding
Day 03: Trekking to Namche Bazzar from Phakding. The trail today is about 5 hours. The first section of trail is flat up to long bridge over Dudhkoshi River. Cross Everest National park checking counter where your guide will make every formalities. Serious uphill begin rite after crossing the River up to beautiful Namche village 3,440m. Benkar village, Manjo and Jorsalle villages are point to explore. First view of Mt Everest can be see today from middle of uphill walking.
One of the major attraction long suspession bridge on the way trekking route from Phakding to Namche and view of Namche Bazzar
Day 04: Day in Namche at altitude of 3440 miters. Today is day for acclimatization. You will hike to best Everest view point Namche to Shyangboche village. Hike to Everest view point where one of the 5 star hotel lies. Opened in 1971, Hotel Everest View has been listed on the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as the Highest Placed Hotel in the world at the altitude of 4,000 miters. Visit Beautiful Khumjung village, Hilary school and surroundings. Clear and close views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Amadablam and others is clearly seen from morning till you be there. Back to Namche for overnight. It is much helpful on your body today reaching at 4000 meters and overnight at 3440m. Your body is ready to move higher.
Hiking from Namche to Everest view point. view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Mt Amadablam. view of Khumjung village from Kongde village
Day 05: Trek Namche to Tengboche Monastery of 3,860m. Today is to reach more peaceful Himalayan village Tengboche. Huge and important monastery lies in the lope of Everest Himalaya in Tengboche. The trail first is relatively flat easy going for an hour. Another hour trekking is downhill and end is serious uphill till Tengboche. Tengboche Monastery also called Dawa Choling Gompa is permitted to visit by normal peoples in their certain hours. Sunrise drop to Mt Everest is best view from here.
Tengboche Monastery and views from Tengboche. Yaks are carring loads while trekking Namche to Tengboche
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m – 5/6 Hours): when you go from Tengboche to Dingboche that you get out of the forest and up into the rocky high country. The day will take you from 3,600 meter to 4,410 meter. From Tengboche, you start with a forested descent, passing through small villages and crossing a couple of suspension bridges. You will also pass through the large and ancient village Pangboche, home of a 16th Century monastery that has very famous relics. LegendNext, you’re mainly climbing, but the trail isn’t as steep as you did Namche Tengboche section. Many people are feeling the effects of altitude in Dingboche, this is the reason you will stay another day and night here to get altitude acclimatization.
The first section of trekking trail today is greenery with seasonable blloming flower. Once you are near from Dingboche, land become less vegetation
Day 07: Dingboche for acclimatization. Hiking around and overnight. Dingboche is a remote and was traditionally a farming and summer posturing area for Sherpas. From Dingboche to the left lies Mt. Everest Base Camp, the destination for most people in the area. Up the valley to the right lies Imja Tse (Island Peak), a well-known and often-climbed trekking peak with an elevation of 6,189 meters. Dingboche is and the place of the people resting and acclimating before heading for EBC and island peak climbing. Today we hike either to Chhukung valley or hike to
View of Dingboche village. Picture from https://commons.wikimedia.org
Day 08: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 – 4/5 Hours) Overnight at local tea house: Trekking Lobuche is being closer of Mt Everest. Dingboche to Lobuche trek has points which are mesmerizing views of nature’s beauty. Step uphill trek from the Thukla to memorial park, is the most difficult part in whole EBC trek. In this way most of the trekkers ignore and forget about this short tough walking distance, difficulty with this mesmerizing view. Thukla falls on the trek to Lobuche and is a climber’s memorial park stop. You can find memory walls for the people who never climbed back from the highest peak Mount. From Lobuche village, you can see the whole Khumbu glacier also and trekking path of Kongma La pass. .
Memorial chortern in Thukla with prayer flags and Lobuche village with top view of Mt Pumori (7,161m)
Day 09: Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,360m) and back to Gorakhshep (5,180m) 7/8 Hours for overnight in local tea house. Lobuche to Gorakhshep (the last point of accommodation during Everest Base Camp trekking) it is just couple of hours. There is good accommodation here but the altitude makes life uncomfortable. Leave you bags in Gorakhshep and continue trekking to Everest Base Camp. The trek path to EBC can be misleading; hence it is important that we follow our lead Sherpa diligently. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Trek back to Gorakhshep for overnight.
Himalayan Yaks near Everest Base Camp and trekking path to Gorakhshep from Lobuche. View of Mt Pumori is looking stunning
Day 10: Climb Kalapathar at early morning (5,545m – 2/3 Hours) and trek back to Pheriche (4,210) via Gorakhshep (5 Hours). Overnight at comfortable tea house. Prepare very early in the morning to climb Kalapathar. Kala Patthar is very popular with trekkers in the region of Mount Everest since it provides the most accessible close up view of Everest with best sunrise view. Beside Mt Everest, Mt Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse ND Many more. The full ascent of Kalapathar usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. Down to Gorakhshep for breakfast then start to head down to Lobuche, down again to Thugla and then the final walk down the valley to our lodge for the night at Pheriche.
Khumbu Ice fall and Mt Everest view from Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp
Day 11: Trek back to Namche (6/7 Hours). Overnight at comfortable tea house. From Pheriche, it is the same way back trekking up to Namche crossing Tengboche village and Dawa Choling Monastery. Some of the parts will give you toughest challenges as a trekker and at the same time some of the phases will give you a chance to some of the most scenic mountain natural beauty. Trekking trail today is with dense forests and plenty of greenery too. You can enjoy Namche with real coffee and other drinks. After high altitude walk, you will feel comfortable Namche than before after having nice bath.
Day 12: Trek back to Lukla (7 Hours) and overnight at comfortable tea house. Last day of trekking with lots of memories of High Himalaya, climb best view points and reached at base camp of world highest peak Mt Everest. We head down past the villages of Monjo, Phakding, and numerous others dotting the hillsides and valleys of the lower Himalaya to reach Lukla. It will put a huge effect on your knees while trekking down and it is long way to walk about 7 hours. You feel different staying in Lukla overnight and wait next morning to fly back Kathmandu.
Dudhkoshi River and local village while walking back to Lukla from Namche. Lukla village in second picture
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu at early morning and free time. Overnight at Hotel. Fly again with tiny aircraft 35 minutes flight reach at Kathmandu again. Airport to your Hotel in city is just about 20 minutes. Completely free time. You can use your free time in shopping, relaxing in hotel or spend relax time in therapy for trekkers message.
Day 14: Departure
14 Days Everest Base Camp is tight schedule without an extra day in Kathmandu. Lukla flight have chance of delay or even cancel the day you fly due to weather. It is better to keep in save side having one more day in Kathmandu as backup. It is better to have one more day after your trip in Kathmandu. Fly back on the same day and on same time, you will have another day to explore Kathmandu before departure to home.
Make EBC trekking in 12 days, which is flying back to Lukla by Helicopter once you finish trekking to Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapahar, which is on day 10. Chartered Helicopter flight from Gorakhshep to Lukla and regular flight back to Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp trek with luxury accommodation: Most of the overnight in Everest region is possible with luxury stay. Instead of tea houses, we can provide you luxury lodge to stay overnight. Lukla, Namche, Phakding, Dibuche (Instead of Tengboche) has got luxury accommodation which is totally for 6 nights. Rest of 5 nights’ accommodation are best available.
Small group joining trek available: Nepal Highland Treks can offer you our fixed departure dates to join with small group trekking. Comfortable group size is up to 12 peoples in one single group. Join Everest base camp trekking in our small group trek is benefit to reduce your trip cost, safety, memorial, blissful and chance to make new friends from different countries.
Customize your Everest base camp trekking plan adding other activities like climbing island peak, Lobuche peak and add some high passes trek Kongma La, Cho La or Renjo La. Customizing your EBC trekking plan with Gokyo Lake trekking via Cho La pass is another option.
Only 15 kilogram your bag to fly Lukla: Lukla flight only allow to put 10 kilogram of your big bag and another 5 kilogram in your hand bag. You have to pack your bags accordingly. Since Lukla flight is with tiny aircraft and have to fly in high altitude, extra luggage even with extra paying is not possible always.
Packing list for 14 days Everest Base Camp Trekking
Down Sleeping bag
You need warm sleeping bag for EBC trek. You also can take in hire or buy it in Kathmandu or take with us and return it after trekking. High altitude EBC region will be coldest night and you will need your sleeping bag and put blanket after it.
You need warm down jacket for trekking Everest Base Camp. You do not need to bring down jacket from your own country. Good down jacket is available in Kathmandu with reasonable cost or you also can take it in hire.
Shoes and sandal
You need good trekking shoes. You also need another warm and light shoe for using in morning and evening time while you are at lodge.
Warm head cover cap
Pair of wind proof jacket and trouser
Raincoat to cover you and your small bag pack
3 pairs of warm shocks
3 pairs light shocks
warm inner thermal set
3 light T-shirt
Long trekking paint
1 pair short and comfortable half paint for trekking
Torch tight and lighter
Come with your bag up to Kathmandu. It can be a suitcase or any other you have. We provide you a duffel bag in Kathmandu to put your trekking stuff so that your bag will be safe in Kathmandu Hotel to get back home with same clean bag. This duffel bag is to handover porter to carry. Another small bag is your hand bag back carry to put whatever goods you need during your day.
If you are taking regular medicine and a simple medicine you may need in Trekking and tours. Guide from Nepal Highland Treks will have basic medicines in his/her medical kit bag. You may also take some medicine regarding high altitude, pain, fever, headache, sanitation, vomitting, bandage
Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, Toilet paper
Join our small group trekking to Everest Base Camp. we also offer you your private trekking with itinerary customizing.