14 days
Duration
Moderate
Trip Level
1
Group Size
5545 m
Max-altitude

Embark on a lifetime of exhilarating experiences by retracing the path of Sir Edmund Hillary and his guide, Tenzing Norgay—Trek from Lukla, Nepal, to the summit of the world at Everest Base Camp and beyond.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is widely renowned as one of the most popular trekking routes globally. It holds immense significance for individuals from diverse backgrounds, including trekkers. This sacred landmark serves as a source of income for the locals, a challenging adventure for thrill-seekers, a soul-searching journey for casual trekkers, and a paradise of varied flora and fauna for biologists. The list of its offerings goes on and on.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable hiking adventure, the Everest Base Camp Trek in the Khumbu region is a must-try. This scenic trail winds through the breathtaking Sagarmatha National Park, eventually leading to the majestic Mt. Everest base camp. The picturesque views you’ll encounter along the way are nothing short of enchanting, making you feel like you’ve stepped into a magical fairy tale.

What do you expect in EBC Trek?

Trekking through the footsteps of legends of the Himalayas
Hike to Kala Patthar, a breathtaking close-up view of Everest and its sister peaks

Be fascinated by the chilling wonder of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefalls
Travel through Sagarmatha National Park with its exclusive fauna and flora

Spectacular scenery, really admirable, but a lifetime experience
Experience the exhilaration of trekking to the Everest region

EBC Trek at Glance
Trek Duration  14 days
Max. Altitude 5545 meters
Trek Difficulty  Strenuous
Trek Starts/Ends Lukla/Lukla
Accommodation Tea houses/Lodges

Everest Base Camp 14 days itinerary

If you prefer to go to Everest Base Camp, you need to know the variable itineraries. The Everest Base Camp route is expandable according to your needs. If you haven’t enough time to make the classic route, the Everest Base Camp – 12-day trek will be ideal.

Likewise, the Everest Base Camp Trek routes spread from 10 to the 14-days or even more, including the Everest Base Camp via Island Peak.

No more time, but if you have a keen interest in trekking to the Everest Base Camp and are physically fit, then a short Everest Base Camp Trek – 10 Days would be perfect.

The Everest region has four glacial valleys that expand from the Himalayas to the Tibet border. Similarly, a 19-day Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes would be ideal if you wish for more challenges.

Are you an adventure enthusiast looking for your next thrilling escapade? Look no further than the Everest Three Pass Trek! The ultimate trekking to the Everest Three Passes Trek is perfect for those who want to explore something new and exciting.

Days Destination Altitude in Meters Walking in Distance
1. Arrival in Kathmandu 1350
2. Trek Preparation
3. Fly to  Lukla, then trek to Phakding 2600 3h00
4. Namche Bazaar 3464 6h00
5. Tengboche 3800 5h00
6. Dingboche 4400 6h00
7. Acclimatization Day!
8. Lobuche 4900 6h00
9. Gorakshep (visit EBC 5364 m) 5100 7h00
10. Hike Kalapatthar 5545 m then trek to Pangboche 3900 7h00
11. Namche 3460 6h00
12. Lukla 2800 7h00
13. Fly back to Kathmandu.
14. Final Departure
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Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level

The route to Everest Base Camp is only about 40 miles long from Lukla, but you’ll gain more than 2,400 meters in altitude. It is highly adventurous since it goes through high altitudes and requires proper acclimatization to prevent health hazards. It is crucial to be in good physical condition for a safe and enjoyable trip and travel slowly up the path to allow your body time to acclimatize to the altitude.

While you do not have to be an Olympic athlete to complete the EBC trek, we highly encourage you to read our guide on how to trek to Everest Base Camp:

  • Proper insurance
  • The right level of fitness
  • Some walking experience in the mountains

You get fitter, which means the more you enjoy the days of trekking, the less tired you are and the quicker your body recovers. Of course, getting out in the mountains is the best training possible, but any exercise would be helpful.

The Everest region is the most visited Trek across Nepal. The facilities are handy; also, the lifestyle throughout the journey is fascinating. The folks are honest, helpful, and hospitable, making it a better experience. So, the EBC trek can be arranged throughout the year. However, spring and autumn are the best seasons to Trek to Everest Base Camp.

Getting there and away

There are two ways to get to the Everest region. Kathmandu to Jiri or Phaplu by bus is known as a walk-in, followed by 21 days of trekking and 14 days of hiking, known as a fly-in. Is the Everest Base Camp Trek Worth It? Here’s a comprehensive cost breakdown to help you decide.

Are you eagerly looking forward to an adventure that will last your lifetime? Look no further! We present the ultimate guide to the Everest Base Camp Trek, highlighting the awe-inspiring beauty of this iconic trekking destination. Be prepared to be enchanted by the breathtaking vistas and feel the excitement of scaling one of the highest peaks in the world!

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Arrival at the airport in Kathmandu. Welcome by the agency representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
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Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu

Trek preparation and sightseeing heritage site of Kathmandu.
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Day 3: Kathmandu –Lukla (2800m) – Phakding(2600m) 40 minutes by plane and 3h00 walk.

The adventurous journey to Everest Base Camp in the early morning transfer to the domestic terminal Flight to Lukla, the get way of Everest region known as Khumbu. Wonderful opportunities to see the chain Himalayas in a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then a short trek to Phakding.
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Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m) 6h00 walk.

On the second of the journey, the trails lead you to Namche bazaar, bypassing several Sherpa villages and encountering smiling people, their vibrant cultures, landscapes, and forests. The trails ascend through the forests and bridges until the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi meet point. About 2 hours steep climb, there is the first approach of Mt. Everest, then continues to walk to Namche Bazaar, the land of Sherpa.
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Day 5: Acclimatization day, explore the village.

The unique village of Sherpa, Namche Bazaar, can get modern amenities like the internet, ATMs, Shops, restaurants, and bakery-cafes. Namche Bazaar is considered a center point of the lower and upper Everest (Khumbu) region and has Government offices for local administration. Day trip to Syangboche (Everest View hotel) in the morning, where we can see Mt. Everest and other major peaks of the Khumbu region and give proper acclimatization.
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Day 6: Namche – Tengboche (3860m)

It is as usual after breakfast in Namche, trek to the next destination Tengboche, a large monastery of the region where the Mani Rimdu festival conduct in October and many monks are meditation along the year. Enjoy the magnificent view of the thunder Himalayas. The trail regularly goes down to reach Sansa, where we confluence a junction to go popular trail to Gokyo valley and Everest Base camp. Gradually descend to the Dudh Koshi River traversing villages and pine forests, and cross a bridge slightly uphill similar to Tengboche.
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Day 7: Tengboche - Dingboche (4410m)

]A picturesque visit surrounds the Monastery and Himalayan scenery in the morning, as usual, starts the day’s journey toward Dingboche. An easy walk day, even at high altitude, passes through several villages, Mani walls, and chhorten, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Entering to Imja-Tse valley spectacular views of the mountain remains from Dingboche
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Day 8: Acclimatization day!

Acclimatization day! Exploring the village and climbing up to a viewpoint of 5,000 m gives us proper acclimatization. From the viewpoint, it offers spectacular mountain scenery, including Lhotse (8,500 m), Island peak, Lobuche peak, Amadablam, and other major trekking peaks. Dingboche retains its beautiful fields and pasture in Imja Valley.
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Day 9: Dingboche – Labuche (4900m) 5h00 walk

An adventurous journey to Everest base camp from Dingboche remains in Himalayan views in 360° along the trail to Lobuche. The trail seems easy to walk due to the altitude and difficulty breathing during the walk. On a steep walk through the moraine of Khumbu glacier from Thukla to Lobuche, we encounter many prayer flags and monuments in memory of the mountaineers who deceased during the expedition.
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Day 10: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp (5364m) – Gorakshep (5140m) 7h00 walk.

The trail goes to Gorakshep along the edge of the Khumbu glacier. The vistas of snowy mountains we still perceive. A small climb of Changri glacier and the zigzag trail gets Gorakshep. After having lunch in Gorakshep, heading to Everest Base Camp, where we can see numerous tents in the Basecamp for expedition purposes. Your dream comes true while reaching Everest Base camp, but Everest is not visible here. Then back to Gorakshep.
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Day 11: Gorakshep – Kalapattar (5545m) – Pangboche (3900m) 7h00 walk.

We achieved the ultimate goal of the trip. Here begins another climax of the trek to reach the top of Kala Patthar, where we can see a stunning view of Mt. Everest so far. Then continue to descend to Panboche with similar views of thunder Himalayas.
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Day 12: Pangboche – Namche 6h00 walk

Easy walk to Dibuche, then climb up to Tengboche. Descending to Pungki thanka, climb up to Sanasa, where the trail junction goes to Gokyo Lake, Khumjung village, and Namche. Afterward, easy walk to Namche; the same views remain while ascending.
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Day 13: Namche – Lukla 7h00 walk.

The first part of the trail is steep, descending up to River and passing the same things we have seen while ascending.
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Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu (Hotel includes)

Early morning, 40-minute thrilling flights to an airstrip at Lukla by private plane offers a marvelous view of Central Himalayas and as well as beautiful landscape and hills.
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Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu (Hotel includes)

The day can be occupied as security day if the plane doesn’t fly in case of bad weather.
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Day 16: Final departure.

Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport two hours before the departure of your flight
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please depart at least 3 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
All airport/hotel transfers by private car.
Three nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Domestic Airfare (Round Trip)
Accommodations during trek. (Lodges/Guest Houses/Tea houses).
Meal during the trek
An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant guide (5 Trekkers:1 Assistant Guide) and porters (2 Trekkers:1 porter Max. 20 Kg.)
All necessary documentation and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
Transportation as per itinerary
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (Advice to bring accurate amount USD in cash)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Extra night hotel in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Personal Expenses (i.e., phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottled or boiled water).
Travel Insurance
Guide & Porter gratuity

The prices are quoted in US$ dollars and payable in convertible currencies. All published rate on our website is set as low as possible. The Prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. However, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

No, you are not allowed to drink water from the direct tap or streams on the Everest Base Camp. But you can also use a purifier or SteriPen. It is expensive to buy water (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).
Be conscious. This trek will be over 3500 m in elevation. The possibilities of having an altitude illness usually begin at this altitude. But to prevent this, we have planned the itinerary to give you time to acclimatize as much as possible.
There’s nobody who’s going to suffer from altitude sickness. The younger and fitter people do not experience high altitude illnesses when they feel older and less fit. It’s not related to fitness or age. Speak to your private practitioner. Prescription medicines are available to help avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. But go gently and listen to the body and be mindful of any changes and listen to your guide if he thinks that you have symptoms (which might not be apparent).
We will be able to collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. In case of emergency, we will be able to coordinate with your insurance company and helicopters company for emergency evacuation.
There is no doubt only be a First aid. We take a first-aid kit on every trip. We always advise you to make your own. Here’s a checklist of items you can bring, recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal; however, we suggest that you keep this checklist if necessary.
Yes, we only provide insurance to our staff. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your home country. Note: Insurance should cover medical and emergency evacuation.
No. The trails are well-known. You will not need crampons if you are not traveling in the mid-winter. Instead of the crampons, bring non-technical, lightweight spikes, are less costly and suit any shoe size.
No, we do not need tents or mattresses. There are tea houses along the trek.
When you forget something, it may be complicated to find something here. Check here for a detailed packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you’re not a regular hiker, you can rent most of Nepal’s trekking equipment upon your arrival.
Anything you do not want for the trip can leave at our office or your hotel. We recommend that you make sure your bag is lockable.
Generally, we use local guides. Our guides have been numerous times on each trek to the relevant areas. All are qualified, competent, versatile, and certified licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
If you use a porter, there are two advantages:
1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.
A porter can carry an average of 20 kg with his or her bag so that they can carry up to 16 kg of your equipment and gears. But we provide a backpack for them.
Yes, of course. We ensure that our staff is well insured.
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
15/07/2017

What can I say! Spent 2 weeks with Kumar and HET. Great experience! Myself and Tom Paradis trekked to EBC and had a wonderful trip. I highly recommend Kumar and HET for anyone who wants to experience a trip of a lifetime.

03/10/2017

I spent 3 weeks there with Sanu (guide) and it is definitely the most unforgettable experience in my life! The itinerary is well-planned by Himalayan Exploration Treks for different levels of trekkers and minimizes the risk of suffering from the high sick. I had a wonderful time with Sanu. Such a professional guide!

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