Details Itinerary Photos Tour Overview Highlights of the Trek Have a spectacular flight Kathmandu to Lukla. Hike through the Sagarmatha National Park, a which listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gain insight into diverse flora and fauna of Khumbu region. Visit Sherpa Culture Museum in Namche Bazar. Get to know the unique Sherpa culture and tradition. Behold the sights of the Himalayas from Hotel Everest View, the highest placed hotel on the Earth. Pay a visit to the most famed Tengboche Monastery of Everest region. Enjoy the stunning views of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall. Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m). Revel in splendid sunrise and sunset views over the mountains. Catch breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and associated peaks. Everest Base Camp Trek is frequently mentioned as one of the world’s best hiking trails. Situated in the heart of the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trek distance measures about 97 miles/156 km in 14 days and the remote trail route takes you to the base of the highest point on planet Earth, an imposing 8,848.86m tall Mount Everest. Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days is a challenging, yet fulfilling hike in the famous Everest trail that initially started from Lukla through the banks of Dudh Koshi river. As you hike across a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park, you’ll reach the mountain town, Namche Bazar, a popular acclimatization spot and commercial hub of native Sherpa people. After spending the nights in tea houses of the Everest region, you push on passing the clifftop monastery in Tengboche, fallen climbers memorial in Dingboche and a small settlement of Sherpas for overnight stay in Lobuche, en route. Then, come the tough part of adventurous journey, which take you to the Everest Base Camp. Here you will spot the expeditions team setting their camp for an ascent to Mount Everest (mostly spring season) along with a spectacular view of the Himalayas, Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. Afterwards, you can hike on Kalapathar at an elevation of 5,555 m for panoramic view of magnificent Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho yu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and neighboring peaks. Then, you will make a return journey following the same trails back to the gateway to Everest, Lukla village. Trekkers in the Everest region will get a fascinating insight into unique Sherpa traditions, culture and their lifestyle. Plus, the raging rivers, narrow suspension bridges, mountain villages, diversified flora and fauna, sacred mani stones, Buddhist monasteries, colorful prayer flags, mountain ridges, lush forests filled with rhododendrons and conifers will not be forgotten easily. Taking a domestic flight from Lukla, you will finally arrive in Kathmandu enjoying spectacular scenery of the hills and the mountains. Trekking to Everest Base Camp may be exciting, but offers you an incredible experience of a lifetime. Every year we embark on the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days that have been revered by thousands of trekkers and climbers as an adventure destination. Our teams of highly dedicated, licensed trekking guide are ever ready to help you wholeheartedly and make your travel experience a pleasant one. Come and be a part of Nepal’s most famous trek with great vision trek and expedition pvt Ltd. Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Our Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days cost per person is USD 13750 equivalent foreign currency. The above Everest Base Camp 14 day’s itinerary is a guide and a standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to include your specific requirements. Plus, we offer discounts for group members. See more on group booking discount and available dates at departure section. Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty Every year, thousands of trekkers hike to Everest Base Camp. Taking at least 2 weeks to complete, Everest Base Camp trek is referred to as challenging and difficult. Here are the major reasons why people find Everest Base Camp Trek difficult. The Everest Base Camp Trek distance is about 97 miles/156 km, commencing from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back, that includes hiking distance during acclimatization days in Namche and Dingboche. On an average, you need to hike about 13-15 km each day for 11 days carrying your backpack. The Everest trail is remote, rugged and ascends upward and downward up to an elevation of 5,550m. This means, Everest Base Camp Trek is a high altitude trekking. Basically, with increase in altitude, the oxygen level diminishes and can cause altitude sickness some trekkers. Most participants will feel the effects of lower oxygen levels but a small percentage actually suffer from altitude sickness. The body needs time to develop a physiological mechanism in order to adapt to the decreased oxygen levels which is called acclimatization. Our itineraries allow time for acclimatization. For these reasons and more, Everest Base Camp trek is difficult and challenging for the average trekker. Participants who regularly hike longer distances or have prior trekking experience at higher altitude, will find Everest Base Camp Trek easier. By following our Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, the trekking guide instructions and with some preparation through a fitness regimen, you will more easily accomplish the goal of reaching Everest Base Camp. To prepare for the Everest Base Camp trek, we recommend you do some regular body weight workouts, aerobic exercises such as running, cycling or swimming activities in order to increase your endurance and stamina for the trek. If you are able to regularly exercise 3-4 times a week for about 2-3 months prior to the trek, it will likely be sufficient to prepare yourself. How to reach Everest Base Camp? The most popular accessible way to reach Everest Base Camp is flying to Lukla either from Kathmandu or Manthali Airport. Please read: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu is the only one International airport in Nepal that operates all domestic and international flights. Due to renovation in Kathmandu airport and to minimize increased airport congestion, the Lukla flight from Kathmandu has been rerouted to nearby Manthali Airport, Ramechhap, since March 2020. So, during peak trekking season spring (March, April, and May) and fall (September, October and November) for the year 2021and coming years, trekkers have to travel to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap which is 4 to 6 hour drive from Kathmandu. Lukla Flight delay/cancellation: A must Read Here are several factors you should know that are more likely to cause Lukla flight delay and cancellation: Tenzing Hillary Airport, also called Lukla airport is the only airstrip actively functioning in the Khumbu region. Increased airport congestion during peak season Narrow runway strip and position of Lukla airport. Unpredictable and changing weather of the mountain region Adverse climatic factors such as strong winds, low visibility, and low lying clouds during monsoon and winter season. Note: Every participant trekking to Everest Base Camp must consider the possible flight delay/cancellation and should plan ahead in advance. We suggest you to arrive 1 day before the Everest trek commences so that you have sufficient time to shop for any necessary trekking gear or to rest. We also recommend that you include another day after the scheduled trek to allow for potential delays into/out of the Khumbu region (if your itinerary does not already include this day), thus reducing the risk of missing your scheduled International flight. Altogether, we recommend you allow for a few extra days (2-3 days) for EBC trek. For more Information, read here. When to visit Everest Base Camp? You can trek to Everest Base Camp all year round. Each season or month has its own unique reasons for the trek. You can plan your trek accordingly to the time you prefer the most. Majority of trekkers prefer spring and autumn to do EBC Trek. Spring and fall will provide you with the best weather and the best mountain views. Spring falls in the month of March, April and May. The vegetation starts to change during this time of the year. The clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible views from every angle and many different species of flowers are visible in the lower altitude. Moreover, you will get chance to meet climbers and mountaineers in the Everest Base Camp setting their tent and getting ready for Everest expedition during spring season. Autumn falls in the month of September, October and November. Like spring, this is the most favorable time for trekking that lets you enjoy the clear and spectacular views of the Himalayas. Winter comprises December, January, and February. Though this season is extremely cold compared to other seasons, you can still trek in winter. You will witness clear mountain views and fewer crowds during winter, but you need to be equipped with proper clothes to enjoy the trek. The monsoon season consists of June, July and August. Usually, less people trek in this season due to the monsoon rainfall. Particularly, rain clouds and rainfalls in lower altitude region may hide the mountain views during this season. However, trekkers choose to trek in monsoon, especially due to fewer crowds and spectacular views of waterfalls in the Everest region. Itinerary Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1350-1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel. Day 02 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) from Kathmandu (35 minutes) or drive to Manthali (4 to 6 hours) and take 20 minutes flight to Lukla, and then trek to Phakding (2610 m), 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse. For Manthali – Lukla flight: Wake up around 2:30 am, drive to Manthali by shared tourist vehicle for about 4 to 6 hours, and fly to Lukla (20 minutes); Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November.For Kathmandu – Lukla flight: Wake up around 5 to 6 am and drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for about 30 minutes and fly to Lukla (35 minutes). Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months.Helicopter Option: You can avoid the regular plane flight and the Kathmandu to Manthali drive, and instead take a shared helicopter flight to Lukla. It will cost extra USD 350 per person for one way in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. The helicopter can take 5 passengers at once. You will reach Lukla from the Kathmandu airport in 40 to 60 minutes depending upon the weather. Day 03 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Day 04 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day. 4-5 hours short hiking. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Day 05 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Day 06 – Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Day 07 – Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) 4-5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Day 08 – Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) 5-6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Day 09 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) & then back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) 8-9 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Day 10 – Morning Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & descend to Pheriche (4,200 m) 7-8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Day 11 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) 7-8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Day 12 – Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) 6-7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Day 13 – Fly to Kathmandu (35 minutes) or Manthali (20 minutes) from Lukla (2,804 m) and same-day drive to Kathmandu (4 to 6 hours). Overnight at a Hotel. Lukla to Manthli flight– 20 minutes and same day drive to Kathmandu by shared tourist vehicle for 4 to 6 hours (Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November)Lukla to Kathmandu flight – 35 minutes and transfer to hotel by shared tourist vehicle which takes about 30 min (Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months).Helicopter Option: You can avoid the regular plane flight and the Manthali to Kathmandu drive, and instead take a shared helicopter flight to Kathmandu. It will cost extra USD 350-500 per person for one way in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. The helicopter can take 5 passengers at once. You will reach Kathmandu from the Lukla airport in 40 to 60 minutes depending upon the weather. Day 14 – Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for final departure.PLEASE READ: LUKLA FLIGHT OPERATION FROM MANTHALI AIRPORT As per the notice made by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, all the Lukla flights to and from Kathmandu have been shifted to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap district due to heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport during peak trekking season (March, April, May, October, November). The current Lukla flight operation from Manthali airport that was started from the trekking season of March 2019 will continue from Manthali in the upcoming years. However, if we receive any new updates, we will let you know as soon as possible and your itinerary might slightly change due to this.Good luck from great vision trek and expedition pvt ltd. Includes Airport pick up and transfer to hotel Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight tickets 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Three meals during the trek Sagarmatha National Park entry permit All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek. Trekking TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System card An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking trekking Guide Necessary porters (1 porter for 2 people) each porter carries 30 kg Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, domestic flight & Insurance of our trekking staffs Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, and Insurance for porters from Lukla Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available). All Government and local taxes Farewell dinner at last night in Kathmandu Official T-shirt Not Included Your international flight ticket and airport departure tax Nepal Entry Visa Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu Bottled drinks (mineral water, and cold drinks & alcoholic drinks) while on the trek Travel, medical & emergency rescue by helicopter (Travel insurance) Meals at Kathmandu except for breakfast Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from the trekking (due to any reason) Personal trekking equipment. Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage) Laundry service Day 1: Arrival in KathmanduOur tour guide or any representative team from Great Vision Trek and Expedition will pick you up and drop to your hotel. You have to book a hotel before your arrival. After arriving hotel, we take you to our office and make the settlement of necessary due amount and we will be collecting our passport copy with visa and passport size photo to get TIMS & Permits. Day 2: Flight to Lukla (2840m) & trekking to Phakding (2610 m) We will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu (1400m). There are many flights for Lukla (2840 m). The flight duration from Kathmandu to Lukla is approximately 35 minutes. After reaching Lukla we take some rest and continue our trail to Phakding (2610m). Day 3: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3340m)The trail leads to Dudh Koshi River, climbing steeply towards Benkar through a rocky ridge, we head to the magnificent forests of magnolia, giant firs, and rhododendron which make the trail beautiful to walk in. from the Kyashar we climb to Monjo and also enter the Sagarmatha National Park which is just below the Monjo. Way to entrance station makes a steep rocky descent where we cross the Dudh Koshi River leading us to Namche Bazaar (3420m). Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazar.After a hectic day, you need to take rest and prepare for the further higher trek. This day will be a hiking day for you where we hike to the villages of Khumjung and Khunde. we continue our journey to Shyanboche airstrip passing numerous stone Buddhist monuments. After Khunde, we head east to the large Khumjung village lying at the foot of the sacred mountain Khumbila. After launch, we take some rest and follow to Chhorkung (3540m) and back to Namche Bazaar. Day 5: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) 6-7 hoursFrom Namche, we resume our trek to Syangboche which is the old Airport but have the helicopter service. We can view beautiful peaks through Syangboche and Khumjung such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kwangde. Kangtega and many more. We then visit Khumjung village at 3790m ( a Sherpa village) where we can see the school and hospital made by Sir Edmund Hillary.After experiencing amazing peaks, we head to Sanasa which have a small settlement area. The trail from Sanasa drops to Phunki Thanga then climb up through forests and hills where we find monastery of Tengboche at 3870m. From here we can view the inspiring panorama of Mountain giants including Everest, Ama Dablam, Kwangde, Kantega, Nuptse, Thamserku, and Lhotse. We will stay in Tengboche village and experience the people’ lifestyle and culture. Day 6: Trek Dengbouche to Ferichhe (4240m) 4-5 hoursPheriche is the destination set for the day. Leaving Dengbouche behind, we follow the stone steps and hike down through the forest enjoying the scents of the fresh vegetation to cross the bridge over the Imja River at Chaturje. A steep ascent past the settlement of Pangboches can take us to a different bridge at Somar, where we hike towards another bridge on a flat path, through the alpine meadows and yak herds following the geographic region of the Imja River. Before reaching the bridge we have a tendency to stumble upon a path junction where the Everest 3 pass path meets the bottom camp path. Leaving the Everest 3 passes behind, we continue to Everest base camp path and hike up to the Pheriche pass. Then a mile hike down the pass past the bridge and stone walls can take us to the settlement of Pheriche. In the evening, we stroll around the village of Pheriche. We stay overnight here. Day 7: Rest and acclimation day in FerichheThis day is an acclimation day in Ferichhe. For this, we go for a brief sixty-minute hike to the highest of the ridge behind Ferichhe to fancy the beautiful views of a number of the lofty peaks of the planet in addition on adapt to the dilution air. Later throughout the day, we are able to additionally visit the Tokyo Medical University Clinic and attend an hour altitude class by the western doctors. The remaining days are often spent relaxing and making ready your muscles for the powerful climb ahead. The night is going to be spent at a domicile Ferichhe. Day 8: Trek Ferichhe to Gorakshep (5140m) 6-7 hoursLeaving Feriche behind we walk through the steep way for 6 to 7 hours till we reach Gorakshep (5140m). We take rest and prepare for the great trek the next day. Day 9: Trek Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5364m) 6-7 hoursThe path continues to climb to Gorak Shep where we check in to Mt. Lodge, have lunch and once more begin to climb up to Everest Base Camp. Having passed the pyramid sign, we will now spot the crest of the north ridge of Everest in conjunction with Mt. Pumori, Mt Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse and so on. Simply a tiny low ascent from here leads you to a 360-degree panorama of snowy mountains. A steep climb up to the highest through the torrent of Changri glacier provides you a glimpse of Kala Pattar. Walking through rocky and glacial trails finally results in the Everest Base Camp (5,357m). Once reaching the bottom Camp you'll come to Gorekshep (5,160m) where you stay overnight. Day 10: Return back to Dingboche from Everest Base Camp 6-8 hoursWe head back to Dingboche after a great success of the trail from Everest Base Camp. We walk for about 6 to 8 hours through the steep up and down the hills. We stay overnight at the Hotel. Day 11: Trek Back to Namche from DingbocheThe trail takes down through the hillside green forest of juniper trees and rhododendron then we cross the prayer flag festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River following Dudh Koshi Gorge through pine forest. We can explore colorful pheasants and mountain goats in the forest. We then reach to Sansa experiencing Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku mountains. We reach Namche Bazaar by passing the winding trail and forest. Day 12: Trek Back to Lukla from Namche BazaarAs the trail steps down steeply so we need to walk very carefully as our legs are shaky and frequently get and fight in the rocky terrain. After we cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, the trail becomes natural and easy and we arrive in Lukla. We take a good rest, relax and celebrate and stay overnight. Day 13: Fly Back to Kathmandu transfer to hotel and explore evening cultural dinner.In this day, we will have a flight to Kathmandu before that you can have shopping, collect souvenirs as per your wish and head to Kathmandu. After we reach Kathmandu, you will be taken to the Hotel where you experience an evening culture dinner. Day 14: Final DepartureThis is your last day in Kathmandu so you can enjoy your meal, go shopping before a flight. Our representative with driver will take you to the airport for departure.