Mount Everest's sheer presence has captivated the human race's imagination for decades. Every year, people from all over the world travel to experience the Everest Base Camp Trek. Its allure and rich history defy explanation. Every trekker's goal is to complete the world's most beautiful trek. The 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek is specifically designed for adventurers who want to experience the mysteries of Everest in a short amount of time. The short Everest base camp trek is not difficult, but it does require a lot of patience and determination to complete.
On the 14 days Everest base camp trek, every bend and turn in the trail offer something new and amazing to see. The adrenaline rushes, challenges, and adventure and if you want to create lasting memories by following in the footsteps of the legends? Then join Trekking Planner's custom-designed flexible itineraries and make history.
Trekking to the base camp of one of the world's tallest mountains is a fantastic accomplishment that is well worth the effort. Even so, expectations do not always match reality. Weather is one of the most difficult aspects of Everest base camp. The climatic situation of base camp is completely unpredictable, changing every five minutes. Upper-class residents are devoted Buddhists. People in the region are not permitted to butcher animals due to differing religious beliefs. The intriguing thing is that they can consume flesh but cannot kill them. People should also be cautious of rock slides in the area.
Namche Bazaar is where we usually acclimate. This bustling highland town is ideal for exploring, followed by a short hike to Khumjung for a closer look at Sherpa culture and age-old traditions. Then we travel to Tengboche, a higher village with a monastery nestled in the mountains with a view of Ama Dablam. Then we proceed to Pengboche and Dingboche. The temperature drops quickly here, and the tree line is crossed by an alpine zone, followed by a mix of rock and snowy terrains. Later, we must spend the night in Lobuche before hiking to the highest human settlement, Gorakshep, the next morning. This is a place to refuel and prepare for the long journey to the glacier that leads to Base Camp. From Base Camp, the view of the glacial Khumbu Ice Fall and jagged peaks is breathtaking. This area is also known for Kalapatthar, a great spot to catch the first rays of the morning sun. You will also have an uninterrupted view of Mount Everest peaks and other surrounding high peaks from the summit of Kalapathar. Finally, on our way back to Lukla, we will take alternate routes and stay in various villages.
Its altitude is what makes it particularly difficult. This can sometimes result in severe mountain sickness while trekking. As a result, properly acclimatizing your body before your next altitude attempt is critical. Keep hydrated and walk at a slow pace. However, with adequate rest and a slow pace, the distance can be safely covered. Your Trekking Planner guide will be with you every step of the way.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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Ultimately pulled off EBC from the bucket list with an extremely professional and well-organized travel connoisseur Trekking Planner! We took on a 12-day trek package with Trekking Planner and what impressed me most was the professionalism of Dipak Lamichhane and his team. Dipak was very responsive to our queries about the trek and from the moment we arrived at the airport, he was there behind the scenes making our trip as smooth as it could get . Our trekking guide Gyeljan was amazing and would constantly check on our well being and give us tips on how to avoid AMS. Our porters were amazing as well and they made sure we got to EBC in the best condition possible. To add on, Trekking Planner was well connected and often we stayed in guesthouses which exceeded my expectations. Trekking Planner has been a great choice for our trek and deserves the highest praise:) Thanks for the cherishable memories Trekking Planner.
It wouldn't be an exaggeration to declare that the 14 days short Everest base camp is one of the best treks I have been to that has happened with Trekking Planner Nepal! These people are not only strong in technical, logistical and administrative aspects but they make sure to give you the minute details of the trek. They probably have one of the best facilities making it an utmost thrilling and fruitful experience to an individual. Their expertise in this field and immense regard for mountains make them stand out. Thank you Gyeljan and the entire team working with Trekking Planner for this wonderful experience , more power to you guys. Looking forward to traveling more with you again in future.
It was an experience beyond my wildest dreams. My guide Ramesh was thoughtful, cheering and helpful during the whole trek. Everything was arranged beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Trekking Planner Nepal for your next trekking adventure. I’ll be back with Trekking Planner Nepal for another 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek in May. Love you guy’s and see you soon.
Breathtaking, stunning, beautiful snow capped mountains, and rivers like no other in the world are what made our Everest Base Camp of 14 days inexplicably profound.The Nepalese people were friendly, Jovial and polite. Gyeljin, our tour guide, was very attentive to our needs and safety. He made my birthday special. When things got tough he offered to carry my backpack.While on the trek he noticed that I wasn’t feeling well, and carried me on his back. He took care of me. Without gyeljin, I would’ve never made it to Base Camp. The porter was with us everyday, and made sure we were safe on the trails. We are very grateful to the Trekking planners team and their team of ever helpful porters for making our trek memorable.
There are plenty of ways of reaching the Everest Base Camp. It ranges from a brisk luxury heli tour of 1 day, to a shortened 5 days, 12 days, and 14 days to the maximum of 28 days. The onus is on you to pick anyone of these which best suits your time and purpose. Trekking Planner has one of the best tailor made flexible itineraries that allows you to enjoy the beautiful panorama in and around the Base Camp trekking circuit.
The altitude of Everest Base Camp reaches up to 5,364 meters / 17,598 feet on the South Face. The ascent to Everest Base Camp via south begins with a trek from Lukla through Namche Bazaar. Trekkers usually fly to Lukla and then begin their trek.
The Everest Base Camp trekking trail region is located in the Solukhumbu district in Nepal. It is within the Everest region.
The shortest and the best itinerary for Everest Base Camp is the Everest Base Camp 12 days trek. Besides that if you are really cramped up for then a helicopter tour is the best one to get a bird's eye view of the region. Getting to step down in the base camp in just 4 hours of flight by helicopter is rewarding. The other option you have is to trek all the way to Gorakshep and take a helicopter ride from there and back to Lukla or Kathmandu.
No, you will not need crampons for Everest Base Camp trek. You will just need good quality hiking boots and hiking poles for extra support and stability. If you are on a trek during the early spring months of January or February, you might need crampons depending on the intensity of the snowfall in that vicinity.
While trekking to the Everest Base Camp, we will spend nights at local tea houses and lodges. The accommodations generally are based on twin sharing. Single rooms can also be made available but it for that you will have to pay an extra $200 which is much more expensive. However in some places, single accommodations are not allowed because of less space.
During the entire trek journey, you get to enjoy authentic national and international foods and cuisines. It can be Tibetan, continental, Italian, and Indian. Trying out traditional Nepalese ethnic foods are mind-blowing for your taste buds just for a difference. You can also enjoy other foods like hot chocolates, drinks of different varieties and slices of bread and snacks. Breakfasts and dinner will be served on the same hotel/tea houses where you spend the night, according to the menu. Lunch will be served on the way where ever it remains suitable. Finally welcome and farewell dinner will be served in Kathmandu in full Nepali style.
Yes, with Trekking Planner one always has flexible options of all kinds of adventure seekers. Luxury is one thing that people always vouch out for more often than not. For luxury trek seekers we have a specially designed package Everest base camp luxury lodge trekking’ which provides overall best food and accommodation facilities. This kind of trekking, gives you the opportunity to enjoy the natural majestic environment with great pleasure and ease. To get more details and information, you can check our package Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trekking.
We have plenty of choices for Everest base camp trekking. It can be done both individually and in a group. For a group trek, you first need to make a group. You can make your own group from your country involving your friends, family, relatives and other known people. Once decided let us know and inform us about that so that we can give you the best possible services according to that. If somehow you are not able to form your own group then, you can simply contact us and we will place you in the group with others.
Yes, you can however conditions do apply. For instance if you cancel the trip in 60 days remaining for the trip, your full amount will be refunded. If you cancel the trip in the 30 days remaining for the trip, 25% of full amount will the refunded
But if you cancel the trekking trip in a week or less, your money will not be refunded as per the companies’ policy.
Clothes and gears are always vital and hold a thin line between success and failure. So, it is very important to pack the bags with needed stuff. Some major clothes and gears needed are trekking poles, socks, shoes, boots, gloves, hats and scarfs, and so forth. For further information, you can check our Suggested Equipment Checklist for information in details.
The best seasons to trek to Everest are February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. In these months the weather remains clear with familiar blue skies. You can get uninterrupted panoramic views at a stretch of few metres at each twist and turns. You get to encounter exotic flora and fauna along with vast and unpredictable landscapes and ecosystems. Besides that you can also have the best snowy experience as there are chances of snowfall too for you to observer if luck is on your side.
The slated months of June, July, and August, are the monsoon season. So, the rainfall can hinder your trekking plans. Also the paths are slippery and less relevant for hiking as there are high chances of falling apart. You can go for trek in this season in the Everest but it comes with unwanted and unseen risks. Therefore we ideally don't recommend it for trekking in the monsoon seasons. However if want to try something different and out of the box at your own calculated risk and confidence then we don’t mind taking you on a trek.
We have it all covered if in case you get sick in the middle of the trek our guides and helpers will be there to assist you. They are well experienced and trained to take different kinds of precautions and safety measures in this kind of situation. It is best advised to carry medicine called Diamox and consume it if you get acute mountain sickness issues. Also drink lots of water. If your condition doesn’t improve after first aid precautionary measures or if it becomes severe, you will be taken 300m downward from your current position. From there, you can trek again in substitute time according to the rate of your body recovery and the confidence.
This solely depends upon your choice as doing the Everest Base Camp Trek is always an expensive affair. You will need approximately 25$ to 30$ per day for lodging, food, and other accommodation/facilities. If you want to try something different then you have to spend it out of your own pocket.
For your convenience and managing your cost the best is to hire a guide cum porter. If you are with him/her you can enjoy the trek efficiently and your cost will also be minimal. S/he will show you the path as well as aid you in carrying your heavy stuff.
Yes, you can do it. It is always wise to train and tone your body before you make it to the Everest Base Camp Trekking. This will help you to work out on your stamina and physical endurance capacity. You can also take part in the hiking and walking programs on a weekly basis, in order to increase your walking speed and make you used to it.
This is a spur of a moment casualty unpredictable uncertain and unseen if it occurs. We as a trekking planner outfit always have it at the back of our mind and have our preparations in place. If any kind of emergency occurs, the rescue team is called as they are always ready to go. Helicopter rescue service is also provided to prevent immediate damage.
Yes, you surely can. But we need prior information in details so that we could manage the itinerary as per your requirement.
To go around the entire cities places of interest in Kathmandu is not possible if you are on a scheduled trekking journey in a limited time frame or in a single day. But yes we take you to the main places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath stupa , and Swayambhunath temples, and a few others. For exploring the valleys that are beyond the city limits and countryside, you need to plan your trip to Nepal in such a way that you could have spare days in Nepal.
Ironically this is one thing which we cannot guarantee you. It is not certain or a compulsion that you will find the toilet in every place that you trek on. So you need to be ready to hide behind large rocks and continue. But in the places where toilets are found, you can use them well. It is better to carry urinal bottles with you for your convenience and safety.
The Everest Base Camp Trek can be done from a minimum of 1 person to a maximum whichever the number of people. The maximum number of people is estimated to be 20 people. But for us we always try to keep the group a bit small. The advantage is that you can enjoy the trek with relative ease and comfort.
Yes, cell phone networks can be found on the trail of Everest Base Camp trek by making use of NCell or NTC networks. However, in certain areas, there may be no coverage at all.
During your trek on Everest region electricity is available to recharge your phones, laptop, iPads from micro-hydropower and solar panels on a paying basis. As for Wi-Fi, you do get it on your trekking trail journey till Namche. The only two places offering free Wi-Fi are Starbucks coffee in Lukla and Everest Bakery in Namche. Besides that at other places, you need to pay for using internet services, and variation in rates does apply as per the altitude and region.
Under normal circumstances yes, once you book your trips with us it’s more often than not guaranteed. Even if other trekkers cancel the trek with us we still put you on the trip. Trekking Planner and its name is a guarantee in itself. We are a tailor-made outfit as the numbers never ever hinder our trekking operations. We have solutions for every problem and are committed in providing you with a hassle and stress free holidays of your choice. However situations which are out of control such as a political riot, natural disaster, pandemic, epidemic or weather catastrophes, then it might be cancelled in the worst case. Other than that our trips are 100% guaranteed and always on time.