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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip code
Package name Everest Base Camp Trek
Duration 14
Max. elevation 5545.00 m
Level MODERATE
Transportation Private vehicles and domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
Accomodation 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp-Kala patthar-Pheriche-Namche bazaar-Lukla-Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,299 per person

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Trip Introduction: 14 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Short Everest Base Camp Trek 2022/2023 With Low-Cost Guarantee-Ideal, Classic, Historical Trekking in Nepal 

For decades Mount Everest has captivated the imagination of the human race with its sheer presence. People from all around the globe travel each year to experience the Everest Base Camp Trek. The allure and its rich legacy are beyond explanation. It is every trekker’s ultimate dream to undertake the most beautiful trek in the world. The 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek is exclusively designed for those adventure seekers who want to experience the mysteries of Everest within a limited time frame. The short Everest base camp trek is not very difficult but requires a great deal of patience and determination to complete it. Every twist and turn on the trail gives you something different and amazing to see. The thrills, challenges, and adventure are priceless.

Want to make long-lasting memories by walking the same path as the legends did? Then join Trekking Planner’s exclusively designed tailor-made flexible itineraries and make history.

Where Does the 14-Day Short Everest Base Camp Trek Start? What Should I Expect?

This exclusive highly rated Everest Base Camp Trek of 14 days both starts and ends in Kathmandu. Initially, a guided and informative pre-trip discussion in Kathmandu is held followed by your trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla, the starting point of the trek. These 14 days involve a daily walk in and around the Gumbas/Monastery, prayer flags, bountiful forest, and mesmerizing high snowy peaks. At dusk, the time is meant for regrouping in local tea houses and experiencing warm hospitality and delicious local cuisine. Acute mountain sickness is inevitable more often than not hence our 14-day short Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary is designed to minimize this risk. Acclimatization is the key to success in this region.

We generally acclimatize at Namche Bazaar. This bustling highland town is great to explore followed by a short hike to Khumjung for getting a closer look at the Sherpa culture and its age-old traditions. Next, we move on to the higher village of Tengboche and explore the monastery nestled in the mountains with a backdrop of Ama Dablam. Then, we continue as far as Pengboche and Dingboche. Here you will find that the temperature drops quite fast and tree line ends here, overlapped by an alpine zone, followed by a mix of rock and snowy terrains. Later spending a night at Lobuche is required, for the next morning, we hike to the highest human settlement at Gorakshep. This is a place for refueling and getting ready for covering a distance towards the glacier that leads to the Base Camp. Admiring the glacial Khumbu Ice Fall and jagged peaks from Base Camp is breathtaking. This area is also known for Kalapatthar, an excellent vantage point to greet the first rays of the morning sun. From the summit of Kalapathar, you will also have an uninterrupted view of Mount Everest peaks and other surrounding high peaks. Finally heading back downhill we will take alternative routes and stay in various villages on our way back to Lukla. 

The Best Seasons For Short Everest Base Camp Trek:

Generally, from Mid-September to Mid-December in autumn and from March to May during the spring seasons are the best time of the year for Everest Base Camp Trek. During this time of the year, the weather remains clear and stable giving you the best opportunity for great views. However, the nights tend to be very cold, especially at the higher elevations and it is advisable and highly recommended to carry a sleeping bag for keeping you warm and cozy throughout the trek. The winter months of December to February and the summer months of June and July have more weather-related risks.

How difficult is the Short Everest Base Camp 14-Days Trek? Can I make it?

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek of 14 days is for everyone; it can be achieved with a bit of good preparation and self-determination. The best part of this trek is that you do not need any kind of hard-core technical skills. The only thing needed is the endurance capacity to basically walk for long hours that involves lots of up and down climbs.

The factor that makes it really difficult is its altitude. This sometimes can lead to acute mountain sickness on the trekking trail. Hence acclimatizing your body properly is the key before making the next attempt at an altitude. Also stay hydrated and walk at a gradual pace. But with proper rest and slow pace, the distance can be covered with relative ease safely. And your Trekking Planner guide will be there to assist you every step of the way.

Optional Activities in Kathmandu Before or After your Everest Base Camp 14-Day Trek  

We offer many options to choose from during your time in Kathmandu within the scheduled time frame. These opportunities allow you to experience the traditional way of life and age-old culture. Your options include visiting Kathmandu city tours,  an old-age home, ethnic cooking classes, attending a yoga session, visiting an orphanage or a community school. These exciting options will give you a different perspective and a wonderful experience while visiting Nepal.

Outline Itinerary- 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation, 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, 35 min flight and trek to Phakding, 2,830m/9,187ft, 3-4 hrs walk 
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, 3,438m/11,280ft, 5-6 hrs walk 
Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar, 3,438m/11,280ft
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, 3,870m/12,697ft, 5-6 hrs walk
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, 4,360m/14,305ft, 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07: Dingboche, Acclimatization, 4,360m/14,305ft
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, 4,940m/16,208ft, 5-6 hrs walk
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep , visit Everest Base Camp, 5,364m/17,599ft, 6-7 hrs walk
Day 10: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar to Pheriche, 5,545m/18,193ft, 7-8 hrs walk
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, 3,438m/11,280ft, 6-7 hrs walk
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 2,800m/9,187ft, 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu, 1,350m/4,429ft, 35 min flight
Day 14: Final departure 


Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation, 1,350m/4,429ft

You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will greet you once you clear your immigration process outside the terminal building. He/she will then escort you safely to your destination hotel room. Once there you will have plenty of free time to rest and relax. Later you will be introduced to your trek leader; and he will brief you about the actual trekking plans, roadmaps and check your gear to be sure you have everything required to get the trek underway. Once all your equipment and clothing are checked and we are sure you are well equipped for the journey, we meet for a welcome dinner with the whole group. Then you will spend an overnight in Kathmandu.

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

Day 2 : Take a morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,830 m.) and trek to Phakding (2,640 m., 4-hour trek).

After a good night’s rest; in the morning after having a wholesome breakfast, we drive to the domestic airport for a scenic flight to Lukla. At Lukla you will be meeting the local porters with whom you will resume your trekking adventure all along the Dudh Koshi River:  Following the trail we reach Cheplung (2,700m) and then to a place called Ghat (2,530m). From here an hour’s walk reaches us to the small settlement at Phakding. Overnight in a guest house at Phakding

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 3 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m., 6-hour trek)

After a quick morning breakfast, we begin our walk through a pine forest and move all along the trail north that takes us to the Benkar valley. We then make a cross at Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages also known as the gateway to the Everest National Park. We then cross suspension bridge before Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. Beyond this a steep climb awaits us before we reach Namche Bazaa. This is by far one of the largest Sherpa inhabited towns in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 4 : Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.

Today is meant for laid back exploration and rest at Namche Bazaar. This is one of the renowned important towns of the Everest or Khumbu region. This town is a mini world in itself. It has governmental offices, to ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants and a vibrant market. 

You have the choice of spending your time here or hike up to the Sagarmatha National Park for getting the first glimpse of sunrise. The panoramic views of Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on is rewarding. 

If you are looking for more than a hike to the Khumjung Village is an ideal option to get a closer looks at the Sherpa culture and tradition than Namche. We will also pay a visit to the Hillary School and a monastery which comprises of a scalp known to be of yeti and abominable snowman. Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee


Day 5 : Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3,800 m., 5-hour trek)

From Namche we start trekking and reach Phunki which is an easy and pleasant walk. We then make an ideal ascend for reaching as far as Tengboche village. This village is known for its world class Tengboche Monastery – the largest monastery of Everest region. The monastery is lapped against the backdrop of Mt. Ama Dablam and offers the best view of Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Thamserku. Overnight in Tengboche

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 6 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,200 m., 5-hour trek)

The day begins with an ideal descend and also a long walk through to the forested route of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. As we move on we will be greeted by the best view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. 

We then walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja Khola River to reach as far as Pangboche. Taking the upper Pangboche trail and observing the magnificent Himalayan vistas we reach Pangboche Monastery. 

Taking the route that follows the Imja Valley and Lobuche River we make an climb towards Dingboche. Dingboche is a small yet scenic village decorated with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields. Overnight in Dingboche

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 7 : Free and Acclimatization day.

The seventh day of your 14 days Everest Base Camp Short trek is meant for acclimatization and rest. As we have time in our hands we pay a visit to the Dingboche monastery and Hike up to Nangkhartshang Peak. Besides that the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Tawache, Nuptse, Kwangde etc at a striking distance makes it eventful. Stay overnight in guest house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 8 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,920 m., 5-hour trek).

Taking a quick breakfast, we set out on a trail with excellent views written all over it especially the likes of Taboche and Cholatse makes it refreshing. We pass through the yak meadows and then over the wooden bridge and Duglha . Next we make a steep climb almost for an hour up towards the graveled terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.  Here you will find a large group of stone-pine dedicated in the memory of lost climbers and Sherpas during their Everest expedition. From here the awe-inspiring views of Khumbutse, Lingtren and Pumori is more than rewarding.  We than walk along the valley and climb for an hour to reach Lobuche.Overnight in Lobuche

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 9 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m.) than continue to Everest Base Camp and back to Gork Shep (5,356 m., 8-hour trek)

Be prepared for a long days walk as we follow the windblown rocky path along the arid Khumbu moraine to the last settlement of Gorak Shep. An ideal stop over for getting fueled up for reaching the world’s highest base camp is understandable. We follow the trail that leads us on to the Khumbu Glacier infamously known for its treacherous icefall is scary yet acceptable. This is the most challenging part of an Everest ascent.  From here we trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorak Shep

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 10 : Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m.) and continue trekking to Pheriche (4,240 m. 5-hour trek).

There is something special on the trekking menu today as we get up early to brace ourselves with a pre-sunrise glimpse without the cloud cover.  For which we make an uphill climb for 2 – 3 hours with the sight of Kala Patthar in mind (5,545m/18,192ft). This is an excellent vantage point to enjoy the sunrise on the top of world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. Taking on a fairly steep trail at gradual pace we get a splendid sighting of the tremendous views of the Lingtren, Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Lotse, Ama Dablma, Changtse mountains and many more mountain.  Here we spend some time admiring the sunrise views kissing the adjacent mountain peak is memorable.  Later on we retrace back to Gorak Shep grab our breakfast and then descend down to Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 11 : Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazzar (3,450 m., 6-hour trek).

Today we leave Pheriche for Namche Bazar.  Following a descending trail that involves various ups and downs with ideal rhododendron and juniper trees on the way we then cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We climb down rapidly through forested trail where we can discover mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds. The same trail reaches us to Sansa from where we get the great view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. An unwinding zigzag trail through forest leads us to the Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 12 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840 m., 6-hour trek).

This is the last day of your 14 Days short Everest Base Camp trekking up into the mountains. After breakfast, we descend down following a trail all along the Dudh Koshi River. We then cross suspension bridges many a times, pass several monasteries and villages on the way before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla, we take a much needed rest and indulge in a celebration with our porters for the achievement and success. Overnight in Lukla

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 13 : Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

An early morning rise is on the cards as we will be boarding the Lukla flight back to Kathmandu.  Once in Kathmandu, we will get back to our hotel room. Farewell dinner and overnight in Kathmandu

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 14 : Transfer to the airport and fly back home

This is the ultimate day of your Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. Trekking Planner Nepal’s representative will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport safely. You will then board the flight to fly back home carrying memories that will mesmerize your imagination forever. 

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

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