Everest Base Camp 2 Weeks Trek



Trip overview
Primary Activity: Thrilling flight to Lukla, Trekking in the Himalayan trail to Khumbu Glacier observing Sherpa lifestyle
Duration : 14 Days Trip Code : HNEBC014
Trip Grade : Moderate to fairly challenging Max-Altitude : 5550 m/18315 ft.
Meals : full Board on Trek/ BB in City Accomodation : Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation Flight/Private Car
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : Lukla-Namche-Dingboche-Lobuche- EBC-Pheriche -Namche-Lukla
Departure Dates
Best Season : Spring (March/April/May/early June) and Autumn(September-October-November-early December)
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


Everest Base Camp 2 weeks Trek is a quick adventure trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest (8848m/29022ft). This trek highlights to the visit the world highest Sherpa peoples and their richest culture, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and incredible panorama of highest mountain in the world!

Everest’s overwhelming summit towers so close to the sky that even the Everest Base Camp Trek 5357m demands abundant courage to undertake this high degree adventurous feat. Join us on exhilarating 14-days trek to the southern Base Camp of the Everest through the most incredible mountain landscapes of the world. Prior to the Everest Base Camp Trek, explore the historic opulence of the Heritage Valley, Kathmandu. While on Everest Base Camp Trek, accommodate yourselves in the teahouses of the villages nestling in the foothills of gigantic Himalayan peaks; observe the unique culture of the Khumbu natives, Sherpa’s; and tread the trails lined with Mani wall, inscribed with the holy Buddhist prayers. Every mile walked in the region is a new discovery. Sacred mountain monasteries and the Sherpa’s spiritual point of view on the Himalayas they call home are bonus rewards of the Everest Base Camp 2 weeks trek.

In addition, if you wish to explore more days while on trekking in Everest region to have more opportunity to enjoy its natural beauties, enhance cultural experiences, then you could join our Everest Base Camp Trek-16 Days. You could also join our challenging trekking route to Everest Region by joining our Everest 3 Passes Trekking-19 Days or more scenic route to Gokyo Valley & Everest Base camp Trek-18 Days. If you want to add day/s climbing experience while trekking in Everest Base Camp, you may join our Island Peak & Everest Base Camp Trek-20 Days itinerary.

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package in your timeline or budget, then you could contact us, or email to info@hikingnepal.com   

  • Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 03 Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 04 Rest day at Namche for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05 Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860 m/ 12738 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06 Trek to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08 Trek to Lobuche (4910 m) (Altitude: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09 Trek to Everest Base Camp, back to Gorakshep (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Gorekshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10 Trek to Kalapatthar (5550 m), back to Pheriche (4240 m) (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Pheriche: 4240 m/13992 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11 Trek to Namche (Altitude: 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12 Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 13 Fly to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)
  • Day 14 Departure (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8613 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

On a clear bright morning, you will fly over the snowcapped mountains to one of the most electrifying high altitude airports, Lukla at an altitude 2900 m. Your guides and porters will accompany you here for the trek. Hence, the trekking adventure kicks off. Beginning the trek, you will slide down almost 500 meters to Dudh Koshi River. Then, the trek winds along the trial beside the River towards Phakding. Passing several mani-walls and boulders engraved with Buddhist prayers, you will arrive at Phakding where you will spend your first night of your trek.


Day 03 Trek to Namche (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

The trek chases the northern trial up the Dudh Kosi valley to Monjo. At Monjo the trek officially enters Sagarmatha National Park where you have to issue Sagarmatha National Park Permit Card. Continuing the trial along the steep uphill climb while savoring the first glimpse of Everest, you will arrive at the hub of Sherpa- Namche Bazaar.


Day 04 Rest day at Namche for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)

It is a day to acclimatize you with higher elevation. On this day, you can go for a short hike to Khumjung, a beautiful settlement of Hospitable Sherpas. OR, you can roam around the Namche that offers Internet Cafes, restaurants, ATMs, and colorful markets. Even, you can enjoy the traditional living of mountain dwellers that is getting complimentary by the awe-inspiring surrounding and high altitude flora/fauna.


Day 05 Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Altitude: 3860 m/ 12738 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

With delightful breakfast in Namche, you will walk on the side of the valley above the Dudh Koshi River. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, you will descend steeply to a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga; you can see water driven prayer wheel. Also, it is an ideal stopover for lunch where you will take rest for a while before making the steep climb to Tangboche. Along the trail, you can enjoy the beautiful rhododendron bushes, birds and superb mountains that let you forget about the tiring zigzag trail. You will get first view of spectacular mountains including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Tawache, Kangtega, Thamserkhu, Nuptse. Once you reach at Tengbocbe, you can explore the Khumbu largest monastery- the Tengboche Monastery.

 


Day 06 Trek to Dingboche (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Starts your trail passing through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. On the trail, you can have mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. You can slowly steep down to Deboche, then cross the Imja River to Pangboche. Ascend toward the upper Pangboche, you will visit one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu- the Pangboche Monastery. You will continue your hike to the Imja valley and Lobuche River on the way to Dingboche. It is an attractive village that is beautified with the field of barley, potatoes and buckwheat along with grazing animals. 


Day 07 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude: 4410 m/14553 ft. Meal: BLD)

It is a day to acclimatize you in the high altitude. Today, considering your physical fitness, you will be taken to Chhukung valley following the Imja River. From here, you can view the stunning mountains and Glacier lakes including Island Peak (6189m), Amphulapche (5663m), Lhotse Shar (8382m) and Lhotse (8516m). The main aim of today is to acclimatize you properly for more challenging days onwards.


Day 08 Trek to Lobuche (4910 m) (Altitude: 4910 m/16203 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, trek will continue up the village from where, you can enjoy the mountains including Mt. Makalu. You will take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier and reach at Dugla. You will rest for a while after taking lunch at local lodges. Then, you will walk on the trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. It is situated in the beneath of Lhotse ridge.


Day 09 Trek to Everest Base Camp, back to Gorakshep (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Gorekshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)

It is the most interesting and challenging day of this trip as day starts with a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Today, you will hike up to the Everest base camp at an altitude of 5364 m. 

You will headed through the horizontal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way to Gorekshep, you will witness the north ridge of Mt. Everest, Mt. pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Nuptse and many more. Further climbing through the Changri Glacier, you can have first glimpse of Kalapatthar. You will stop at Gorekshep for a lunch; then continue to walk for your ultimate destination- the Everest Base Camp. The splendid views of the mountains and scenarios makes the journey livelier, even snubbing all the tiresome walk in the steep route. The trail will last for approximately 3 hours from Gorekshep. Once you reach at base camp, you can actually see the deadliest route to the Everest that make the journey more adventurous. You will get to spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas and return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.


Day 10 Trek to Kalapatthar (5550 m), back to Pheriche (4240 m) (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Pheriche: 4240 m/13992 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Next to Everest Base camp, this day is too exciting and adventurous hiking to Kalapatthar. You will get an early morning call from our guide to get ready to hike first at Kalapatthar. The reason is to catch the sparkling yellowish snowcapped over the mountains especially Mt. Everest by the strike of every rays during sunrise. Every second become an exciting moments of lifetime; well, don’t forget to capture in camera. Then, you will return back to Gorekshep with refreshing mood and descend back towards Pheriche where you spend your overnight.


Day 11 Trek to Namche (Altitude: 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

It will be the steep down following the River, crossing bridge and enjoying the route decorated with birch and rhododendron forest. Your sight will even keep on catching few Himalayan giants including Everest, Kwangde, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserkhu. Overnight will be refreshing at Namche.