Trekking Everest Base Camp 14 days Cost and Itineary
Trekking Everest Base Camp - 14 Days
Our Everest Base Camp trekking itinerary is a direct approach to Mt. Everest. Trekking Everest Base Camp is one of the most thrilling experiences for mountain lovers.
However, what makes this trek more attractive are the trails used by famous climbers in the years gone by.
Cosy teahouse lodges keep you warm
This is a teahouse lodge trek that begins from Lukla, one of the highest airstrips in the world. Furthermore, the famous towering peaks and the friendly hospitality of the locals (the Sherpa); make the Everest region [local name ‘Khumbu’] one of the hottest adventure destinations on the planet. The two week’s trip to Everest Base Camp is worth its weight in gold for lovers of the Himalayan wilderness. The lodges are pretty basic with clean linen and provide good hot meals; nevertheless, they are cosy enough to shelter us from the elements outside.
Our Everest Base Camp itinerary provides ample time for important acclimatization. Furthermore, frequent acclimatising gives more chances to enjoy successful treks in the Everest region. A wonderfully scenic flight to one of the world’s highest airstrips – Lukla, opens to an alpine world of exceptional beauty. The air is so pure and colourful prayer flags flutter from rooftops, welcoming you to this sublime region. The well marked trail takes us through the well-known villages of Namche and Dingboche as well as Tengboche monastery; which reflects the true Sherpa culture. In addition, we make an ascent to Kala Pathar at (5545m). This is the point we get to view the famous climbing routes to the legendary summit of Mount Everest.
Above all, a sortie also includes a walk to Everest Base Camp where expeditions prepare to climb the world's highest peak. Perhaps, this is why most hikers consider this the perfect trip for a first visit to Nepal and the Himalayas.
- Ascend to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar with our experienced team of guides and porters. Enjoy breathtaking close-up views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other famous peaks.
- Acclimatisation well planned to keep you safe at your pace above the timberlines.
- Great opportunities to interact with the local people so you get to learn about the interesting culture, lifestyle and traditions in this region.
- We visit the historicalTengboche Monastery that sits beneath the shadow of Ama Dablam. The views from here are classic in a world of its own.
Trip Duration: 14 Days
Grade: A moderate challenging journey…but then who ever said hiking through some of the most beautiful wilderness in the world would be easy? This trip would be ideal for greenhorns and first time visitors to Nepal.
Activity: Adventure - trekking
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Trek Type: TH [teahouse] with camping where necessary
Accommodation: Hotel, camping or lodge (tea house)
Meals: All meals provided on the trail
Transportation: Flights and private vehicles
Maximum Altitude: 5545m
Is this trek for you?
Trekking Everest Base Camp would be ideal for first timers on an adventure sortie to Nepal. The trails are well marked and used by yaks and the local people; the trails are also some of the world’s most famous. In addition, the trek is based in the Everest region, also known as the ‘Khumbu’ and is globally known for its high peaks. Despite the high elevations, this area has great teahouse lodges and eateries supplying organic food. However, its important to bear in mind that hikes hereabouts exceed 3000m and goes above the tree lines and this can pose challenges even for those physically prepared for such a venture.
Nevertheless, our trekking itinerary for Everst Base Camp is well planned and gives you 2 whole days to acclimatize with slower days to Dingboche and Lobuche. We have organized your trip in a way that sets you up ultimately for the big climbs to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar at 5545m for some stunning sunrise views that will leave you breathless, virtually. To truly enjoy this trip, you should be pretty habituated to walking for 4-6 hours each day for several days on the go while some days will be relatively longer. We encourage you to walk at a pace that suits you without any rush whatsoever. This is a key aspect to enjoying such trips in the planet’s most popular region. You ought to be physically fit and an active walker to get the best of this epic venture to the south side of the mighty Everest.