14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is the best adventure hike and iconic trek in the Everest region. The Trek is a more enjoyable walk with enough time to get acclimatize having rest days to explore local culture and a short hike to scenic adventure the world’s highest towering peaks. Gokyo Lake Via Everest Base Camp Trek initiated adventure taking a swift scenic flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla airstrip, a busy town, and door to many treks around the high Khumbu region.
14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek walk follows glacial Dudh Kosi River crossing several villages to enter into Sagarmatha National Park. The Sagarmatha National park was designated as World Heritage Sites in 1979. Within the park, premises include the world’s highest peaks Everest (Sagarmatha), with several well-known mountains Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, Pumori, Amadablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, Khangtiaga, and Gyachung Kang.
14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary enter you to visit the Sherpa culture with Buddhism religion of age-old heritage and similar to Tibetan’s traditional life as it was past hundreds of years. The Everest Trek leads you to visit the old large monastery and try to dedicate evening worship at the Tengboche monastery. The Everest Base Camp difficulty trek continues heading higher ground past Pangboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche to reach our ultimate goal and highlight at Everest base camp.
The trek to Everest base camp is a delightful foot hike with customized 14 day itinerary and reasonable cost. A Lifetime Everest Base Camp trip takes you on the highest point of the adventure on top Kala Pathar at 5,643 m and 18, 514 ft high. Kala Pathar offers an amazing breathtaking panorama of high mountains that surrounds you facing Everest and Pumori. Its closet distance, after great experience standing on the highest spot return journey on downhill most of the way to reach at Lukla.
“Glorious views and panorama of world’s highest mountain range on daily walks
Within World Heritage Sites ‘Sagarmatha National Park’ enriched with flora/fauna
Walk around traditional Sherpa villages full of lovely colorful cultures and custom
Enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines, and fir tree lines
Amazing scenery of high snow-capped peaks with majestic Everest and Amadablam
Adventure on the base of Mt. Everest and climb on top Kala-Pathar hill for gran views”
Mode of Trekking: Hotels in Kathmandu with the local lodge on treks
Trekking Grade: Moderate and high Adventurous.
Highest spot: On top Kalapathar 5,643 m / 18, 514 ft high.
Trekking Region: Nepal Far North Mid-East within the Khumbu-Everest area.
Latitude and Longitude: 27, 98 60 65, and 86. 92 26 23 with 27° 59’ 9.8340” North
and 86° 55’ 21.44 28” East.
Religion and Culture: Buddhism with colorful cultural heritage and custom
Trekking duration: 11 Nights and 12 Days (with flight both ways)
Total Trip: 13 Nights and 14 Days (from the main arrival to final departure)
Season: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon time from mid- June to mid-September, best spring and autumn seasons, and early winter (March to May and September to December).
Nepal Civil Aviation Authority has diverted the Lukla flights from Ramechap airport due to the air traffic in Kathmandu. The Lukla flight has changed from April and October 2019 onward, flights to Lukla resume from Manthali town airport which is the main headquarter of Ramechap district Province No: 03 of Nepal.
Where drive from Kathmandu to reach at Manthali airstrip takes approximately 5 hours from Kathmandu. Which is about a 154-kilometer distance from the capital Kathmandu where the drive takes you on B.P. Highway (a newly built tarmac road). The road is a very zigzag and narrow way to get at Ramechhap.
First Day 01: Main arrival in Kathmandu airport 1,320 m / 4,355 ft, meet our staff transfer to the hotel.
Second Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m/9,300 ft walk to Phakding village 2,645 m / 8,725 ft – 04 hrs.
Third Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 ft – 06 hrs.
Fourth Day 04: At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike to the viewpoint.
Fifth 05: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m / 12,760 ft-05 hrs.
Six Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m / 14,320 ft – 05 hrs.
Seventh Day 07: Rest day for acclimatization.
Eight Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m / 16,365 ft – 05 hrs.
Ninth Day 09: To Mt. Everest Base Camp 5,380 m/17,600 ft via Gorakshep 5,180 m / 17,092 ft -06 hrs.
Ten Day 10: Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m / 18,514 ft trek to Pangboche 3,900 m /12,865 ft – 6 hrs.
Eleven Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Tengboche – 06 hrs.
Twelve Day 12: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Thirteen Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with the afternoon free at leisure.
Fourteen Day 14: International departure for homeward bound.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu airport 1,320 m /4,355 ft and transfers you to the hotel.
On the main arrival in Kathmandu and Nepal international airport meet our staff and transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city then check into your rooms after rest meet our guide for group briefing provides you with information on the treks to make your stay with us enjoyable. The evening includes group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant to get the taste of local cuisines with a local cultural program to entertainment while you enjoy the dinner.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m/9,300 ft walk to Phakding village 2,645 m / 8,725 ft – 04 hrs.
Early morning depart for the short flight to Lukla and enjoy views of Himalayan peaks with Everest, Lhotse as plane lands at a small airstrip in Lukla. From Lukla a short walk of few hours following a pleasant path through nice lovely Sherpa villages along the bank of Dudh Kosi River to reach the first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding village after an enjoyable walk.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 ft – 06 hrs.
From Phakding, the morning after breakfast walk on a nice trail with a short up and down crossing bridge to reach Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo a nice scenic village with views of Tharmasarku peaks. After Monjo enters Sagarmatha National Park and crosses over Dudh Kosi River to Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar, walk leads on river banks with a climb to Namche Bazaar. Walk on winding uphill path facing grand views of Kongde, Kusum-Khanguru and Mt. Everest and Lhotse (weather permitting if it’s a clear afternoon), the route along tree lines of rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, and pines to reach a colorful and large village in Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike to the viewpoint.
At Namche free day to enjoy views from the high hills of Namche Bazaar facing Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam includes a range of peaks, at Namche visit park museum near to the viewpoint hill, or climb to Everest View Hotel (the first luxury hotel ever built in high Khumbu area). While at Namche enjoy visiting the main streets of Namche filled with many shops, stores, banks, hotels, and restaurants, Namche holds a busy and interesting market once a week on Saturday.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m / 12,760 ft-05 hrs.
From Namche on a winding trail built by an old Sherpa named Pasang with a donation from trekkers for the good cause been on this job for past two decades. Walk down to Imjatse River at Phunki-Tenga, a popular spot for lunch stop and refreshment, from here afternoon climb into a lovely forested area to reach beautiful Tengboche and monastery. Located on the scenic spot with a range of white snow-capped peaks with Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam, here with time to visit its impressive colorful monastery of great interest and then retire to your rooms in a local nice lodge at Tengboche or further to a place called Deboche.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m / 14,320 ft – 05 hrs.
Catch morning views of Everest with Amadablam, walk downhill to a bridge as tree lines stop after crossing over a steel bridge, slow climb facing views of Amadablam at a close distance as the walk takes you at Pangboche, the last permanent village on route Everest base camp. From Pangboche climb to Somare a small settlement for lunch, then head for a climb to beautiful Imjatse valley where Dingboche located for two overnight stops.
Day 07: At Dingboche another rest day for acclimatization with a short hike.
Another rest day at Dingboche within beautiful Imjatse valley located on the bottom of Amadablam North Face facing views of Island and Taboche peaks with Lhotse and Nuptse mountain range. Morning taking a short hike above Imjatse valley and Dingboche for the super panorama of high peaks with views of Mt. Makalu towards the east direction, afternoon rest and a short walk around Dingboche with many good lodges.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m / 16,365 ft – 05 hrs.
After a pleasant stay in Dingboche, morning climb to a ridge marked with Buddhist prayer monuments of Stupa and colorful flags enjoy grand views of peaks with Island Peak at the end of Imjatse valley. From here on a nice uphill path on the hard grassy meadow as walk leads on winding trail to reach a small place of Thugla with few small lodges and shops, this is where massive Khumbu glacier ends melting into a torrential river. After a lunch break steep climb to reach a high ridge at Thugla pass, a flat area with many stone memorials of unfortunate mountaineers on an expedition to Mt. Everest and adjoining nearby mountains. Enjoying rest carry on trekking on nice easy path of an hour to reach at Lobuche for an overnight stop with close views of Nuptse peak, Lobuche with 5-6 nice lodges.
Day 09: To Mt. Everest Base Camp 5,380 m/17,600 ft via Gorakshep 5,180 m / 17,092 ft -06 hrs.
From Lobuche morning on a pleasant path with the short climb as route heads near the interesting metrological station on route Everest base camp, interested people can visit Glass Pyramid a metrological station, a joint venture of Italian and Nepalese scientists, to record weather and movement of ice and glaciers.
After this nice place continues walk above moraine above Khumbu glacier and then short descend to the wide-open field at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges, and then reach towards Everest base camp within massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. Enjoy exciting time at Everest Base camp and beneath Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest, after marvelous time at Everest base camp, return to Gorakshep for an overnight stop.
Day 10: Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m / 18,514 ft trek to Pangboche 3,900 m /12,865 ft – 6 hrs.
Early morning steep climb a rocky hill at Kalapathar close to Mt. Pumori, from the top the highest spot of the adventure rewards you with glorious views and a panorama of the mountain range with closest views of Mt. Everest. From here to Gorakshep and continue to walk on the same trail back to Lobuche to reach at Thugla, where Dingboche and Pheriche trail joins, from Thugla downhill toa flat windy valley of Pheriche, walk for an hour on the scenic valley to reach Pheriche a nice settlement with the number of good lodges. From Pheriche walk at the end of the valley then descend to a river with the climb to a ridge top and then descend past Somare to reach our overnight stop at Pangboche village.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Tengboche – 06 hrs.
From Pangboche retracing on the same path past Tengboche and then downhill to Imjatse River with steep climb for some time to reach Shanasa villages and then at Kyanjuma a small place with few nice lodge facing grand views of Amadablam and other peaks with Mt. Everest, from here on nice pleasant wide path to Namche Bazaar for overnight.
Day 12:Last day walk to Lukla – 06 hrs.
After an enjoyable time in the harmony of local Sherpa culture and grand views, morning walk downhill to a river and into Sagarmatha National Park reaching at Monjo, having short refreshing stop continue last day walk following Dudh Kosi River all the way to Phakding village. Finally, the last climb of an hour takes you at Lukla, then check into a nice lodge with afternoon free for short walks and browse around Lukla town.
Day 13:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.
Morning flight to Kathmandu, after last breakfast in Lukla and around Khumbu area transfer to Tenzing and Hillary Airport terminal then board in a small aircraft for a sweeping and panoramic flight that reaches you to Kathmandu, on flight tremendous views of the mountain range as air journey, land at Kathmandu airport transfer back to your respective hotels with time in the afternoon for leisure moments and individual activities.
Day 14: International departure for homeward bound.
After a great and wonderful experience in Nepal with an amazing time in high Himalayan mountains on 14 days, Everest Base Camp, and your last day and then our staff transfers you to the airport for your flight back home or to the next port of call.
Please Note on Lukla flight from Kathmandu and back:
Since 2019 October most flight to Lukla and back operates from a Ramechap town Manthali airport, flying into Lukla from Kathmandu domestic airport or flying back from Lukla to Kathmandu route has been changed by Nepal Government Civil Aviation Authority. The changes started from April and October 2019 onward, flights to Lukla resume from Manthali town airport which is the main headquarter of Ramechap district Province No: 03 of Nepal. Where drive from Kathmandu to reach at Manthali airstrip takes approx.: 5 hrs. which is about 154 k.m. distance from the capital Kathmandu where the drive takes you on B.P. Highway (a newly built tarmac road).