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Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

Everest
Everest trek
Everest region
Duration14 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude5,364m
ActivitiesTrekking
Group Size1-12 Trekkers
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Best TimeAutumn and Spring

The Everest Base Camp trek is an incredible journey through the stunning Himalayas, offering some of the most breathtaking views you'll ever see. This trek is famous worldwide and brings you to the base of Mount Everest, the tallest peak on Earth. Along the way, you'll traverse remote ridges, immerse yourself in true wilderness, explore the iconic Everest Base Camp, ascend Kala Patthar for unparalleled views of the Khumbu valley and witness mesmerizing sunrise scenes over majestic peaks.

Start on a 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek, filled with awe-inspiring sights of towering mountains and rich Sherpa culture. Your journey begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a charming Sherpa town nestled amidst the mountains. Even from the start, you'll be treated to magnificent views of the Himalayas during the scenic flight.

Upon arrival in Lukla, your true Everest trek begins. Following well-marked trails, you'll pass through various Sherpa settlements like Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche and Gorakshep. Each step of the way, you'll be surrounded by snow-capped peaks and immersed in the vibrant Sherpa way of life. The Everest Base Camp route is filled with wonders to explore, offering a new adventure every day.

One of the highlights of the trek is the ascent to Kala Patthar, reaching an impressive altitude of 5,550 meters. From this vantage point, you'll enjoy unparalleled views of Mount Everest and other towering peaks over 8,000 meters high. The panoramic vista includes iconic mountains like Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam, providing an unforgettable experience.

While the Everest Base Camp trek presents moderate to difficult challenges, it's entirely achievable with proper preparation and determination. Throughout the journey, you'll test both your physical endurance and emotional resilience, discovering newfound strength within yourself. The 14 days itinerary of the Everest Base Camp trek offers a unique opportunity to challenge yourself, fulfill your dreams and uncover the beauty of nature and your own potential.

Although the trek is feasible year-round, the best time to embark on this adventure is during the autumn and spring seasons. These periods offer optimal weather conditions and clear skies, enhancing your trekking experience. Additionally, during the climbing season from April to May, you may have the chance to encounter courageous mountaineers attempting to Mount Everest, adding an extra layer of inspiration to your journey.

Highlights of 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Scenic Flight to Lukla: The adventure begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, offering stunning views of the Himalayas and landing at one of the world's most adventurous airports.
  • Namche Bazaar: Explore the vibrant Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, known as the gateway to the Everest region. Immerse yourself in the local culture, visit markets, and acclimatize to the altitude.
  • Tengboche Monastery: Visit the iconic Tengboche Monastery, one of the oldest and largest monasteries in the Everest region, nestled amidst breathtaking mountain scenery.
  • Panoramic Views: Marvel at breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more, as you trek through picturesque valleys and ridges.
  • Sherpa Culture: Gain insight into the rich Sherpa culture and traditions as you interact with local communities, visit monasteries, and learn about their way of life in the high Himalayas.
  • Everest Base Camp: Reach the legendary Everest Base Camp, the starting point for mountaineers attempting to summit the world's highest peak. Stand in awe of the towering Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier.
  • Kala Patthar: Ascend to the summit of Kala Patthar, a renowned vantage point offering unparalleled views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks bathed in the golden hues of sunrise.
  • Acclimatization Days: Take advantage of acclimatization days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche to adjust to the altitude and explore the surrounding areas at a leisurely pace.
  • Trekking Routes: Trek through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, alpine meadows, rugged moraines, and glacial valleys, offering ever-changing scenery and terrain.
  • Local Hospitality: Experience warm Sherpa hospitality at teahouses and lodges along the trekking route, enjoying hearty meals and cozy accommodations amidst stunning mountain vistas.
  • High-Altitude Experience: Challenge yourself physically and mentally as you ascend to high-altitude destinations, testing your endurance and resilience in the thin mountain air.
  • Natural Wonders: Encounter breathtaking natural wonders, including pristine rivers, sparkling waterfalls, colorful rhododendron forests, and towering Himalayan peaks at every turn.
  • Sense of Achievement: Feel a sense of achievement and fulfillment as you reach Everest Base Camp and stand in the shadow of the world's highest peak, surrounded by awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur.
  • Memories for a Lifetime: Create lasting memories and forge lifelong friendships with fellow trekkers and local guides, sharing the exhilarating experience of conquering the Everest Base Camp trek together.
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Itinerary

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Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal, you'll be greeted by our representative at the airport. They will assist you in transferring to your hotel where you can relax and freshen up after your journey. Later in the day, there will be a briefing session where you'll meet your trekking guide and fellow trekkers. You'll receive a detailed overview of the trek and any last-minute preparations or arrangements will be made. Use this time to ask any questions you may have and ensure you have all the necessary equipment and documents ready for the adventure ahead.

Max Altitude: 1,400m Accommodation: Hotel

Early in the morning, we'll head to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport for a scenic flight to Lukla. This thrilling flight offers stunning views of the Himalayas before landing at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, one of the most adventurous airports in the world. Upon arrival, we'll meet our local porters and start our trek to Phakding. The trail descends towards the Dudh Koshi River, passing through picturesque villages and lush forests. We'll spend the night in Phakding, resting and acclimatizing to the altitude.

Max Altitude: 2,610m Meals: B+L+DAccommodation: Hotel/Guest HouseDuration: 3 to 4 HoursDistance: 8 KM

Today, we continue our trek along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing several suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags. As we ascend, the trail offers breathtaking views of Mount Thamserku (6,608m) and other surrounding peaks. After a challenging uphill climb, we reach Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town and gateway to the Khumbu region. Here, we'll spend the night, allowing our bodies to acclimatize to the higher altitude.

Max Altitude: 3,440m Meals: B+L+DAccommodation: Hotel/GuestDuration: 6-7 hrsDistance: 10.5 km

Today is dedicated to acclimatization, a crucial process to help our bodies adjust to the altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness. We'll embark on a short trek to higher altitudes, gaining panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks including Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Later, we'll explore the vibrant streets of Namche Bazaar, visiting local markets, monasteries, and museums to learn more about Sherpa culture and traditions.

Max Altitude: 3,440m Meals: B+L+DAccommodation: Hotel/Guest houseDuration: 3-4 hoursDistance: 3/4 hours

Leaving Namche behind, we continue our journey towards Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest and oldest monasteries in the Everest region. The trail offers stunning views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam as we pass through rhododendron forests and charming villages. Upon reaching Tengboche, we'll visit the monastery and soak in the serene atmosphere before settling in for the night.

Max Altitude: 3,860m Meals: B+L+DAccommodation: Hotel/Guest HouseDuration: 5-6 hrsDistance: 10 km

Today's trek takes us through picturesque landscapes and tranquil valleys as we make our way to Dingboche. Along the way, we'll pass through forests of pine and juniper, with occasional sightings of Himalayan wildlife such as musk deer and mountain goats. As we ascend, the air becomes thinner, and the temperature drops, reminding us of the challenges of high-altitude trekking. Upon reaching Dingboche, we'll be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding peaks, including Island Peak and Ama Dablam.

Max Altitude: 4,410m Meals: B+L+DAccommodation: Hotel/Guest HouseDuration: 5-6 hrsDistance: 11 km

Another day for acclimatization, we'll take a short hike to higher elevations, allowing our bodies to adjust to the thin air. We'll explore the surrounding hillsides and enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas. This rest day also provides an opportunity to relax and recharge, as we prepare for the challenging days ahead.

Max Altitude: 4,410m Meals: B+L+DAccommodation: Hotel/Guest HouseDuration: 4-5 hrs

Continuing our journey, we trek towards Lobuche, a small settlement nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Khumbu region. The trail offers breathtaking views of the Khumbu Glacier and the surrounding Himalayan giants. As we gain altitude, the landscape becomes more rugged and barren, with icy streams and rocky terrain. Upon reaching Lobuche, we'll settle into our accommodation and prepare for our visit to Everest Base Camp the following day.

Max Altitude: 4,910m Meals: B+L+DAccommodation: Hotel/Guest HouseDuration: 5-6 hrsDistance: 8 km

Today is the highlight of our trek as we journey to Everest Base Camp, the starting point for climbers attempting to summit the world's highest peak. The trail leads us through the rocky moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, we'll celebrate our achievement and soak in the awe-inspiring atmosphere before retracing our steps back to Gorak Shep for the night.

Max Altitude: 5,364m Meals: B+L+DAccommodation: Hotel/Guest HouseDuration: 7-8 hrsDistance: 12 km

Before dawn, we embark on a challenging hike to Kala Patthar, one of the best vantage points in the Everest region. From the summit, we'll witness a breathtaking sunrise over Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, including Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori. After soaking in the panoramic views, we'll descend to Pheriche, where we'll spend the night.

Max Altitude: 5550m Meals: B+L+DAccommodation: Hotel/Guest HouseDuration: 6-7 hrsDistance: 12 km

Today, we begin our journey back towards Namche Bazaar, retracing our steps through picturesque valleys and charming villages. The trail descends gradually, offering stunning views of the Himalayan landscape. As we descend, we'll notice the air becoming thicker and the temperatures rising, indicating our return to lower altitudes. Upon reaching Namche, we'll celebrate our successful trek and spend the night in comfort.

Max Altitude: 3,440m Meals: B+L+DAccommodation: Hotel/Guest HouseDuration: 7-8 hrsDistance: 19 km

Our final day of trekking takes us back to Lukla, where our journey began. We'll traverse familiar trails, passing through rhododendron forests and charming Sherpa villages. Along the way, we'll reflect on the incredible experiences and memories we've made during our trek. Upon reaching Lukla, we'll bid farewell to our porters and guides before enjoying a well-deserved rest at our guesthouse.

Max Altitude: 2,840m Meals: B+L+DAccommodation: Hotel/Guest houseDuration: 6-7 hrsDistance: 18.5 km

Today, we catch an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying a final glimpse of the majestic Himalayas from the air. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we'll transfer to our hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore the bustling streets of the city or relax and unwind after our trek. In the evening, we'll gather for a farewell dinner to celebrate our successful journey and share our favorite moments with our fellow trekkers.

Max Altitude: 1,400m Meals: BAccommodation: HotelDuration: 35 min

After breakfast, you'll have some free time for last-minute souvenir shopping or exploring Kathmandu on your own. Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey, marking the end of your memorable adventure in the Himalayas. As you board your flight, take one last look at the majestic peaks of Nepal, knowing that you've conquered Everest Base Camp and created memories to last a lifetime.

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Included
  • Airport transfers: Pickup and drop-off from/to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis in a standard hotel or guesthouse. During the trek, accommodation in teahouses or lodges along the route. Accommodation is usually basic with shared facilities.
  • Meals: Meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner) as per the itinerary. Meals in Kathmandu may or may not be included, depending on the package.
  • Trekking permits: TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit.
  • Professional guide: Experienced and licensed trekking guide fluent in English or other languages.
  • Porter service: Porter to carry personal belongings (limited weight) during the trek.
  • Internal flights: Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
  • Medical kit: Basic first aid supplies and emergency medical kit.
  • Trekking equipment: Some packages may include rental of essential trekking gear such as sleeping bags and trekking poles.
  • Emergency evacuation: Some packages may include arrangements for emergency helicopter evacuation in case of serious illness or injury during the trek.
Excluded
  • International flights: Flights to and from Nepal are usually not included.
  • Visa fees: The cost of obtaining a tourist visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport.
  • Meals in Kathmandu: Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast) are typically not included in the package.
  • Personal expenses: Expenses such as snacks, beverages, souvenirs, laundry, tips, and personal gear.
  • Travel insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and evacuation is not usually included but highly recommended.
  • Extra services: Optional activities, additional nights' accommodation, or sightseeing tours outside the trek itinerary.
  • Alcoholic beverages: Alcoholic drinks during the trek are not included.
  • Trekking gear: Personal trekking gear such as trekking boots, warm clothing, and sleeping bags are not included but can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Additional costs: Any additional expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters, flight delays, or political unrest.
  • Tips: Tips for guides, porters, and other trekking staff are not included but are customary in Nepal and appreciated for their hard work and dedication.
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Essential Information

Trekking Equipment List

Trekking Boots: Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots with ankle support.

Backpack: A durable backpack with a capacity of around 40-50 liters.

Clothing:

  • Moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Trekking pants and shorts
  • Thermal underwear (for higher altitudes)
  • Warm hat, gloves, and scarf

Sleeping Bag: A warm sleeping bag rated for cold temperatures (0°F to 20°F/-18°C to -7°C).

Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for stability and support on uneven terrain.

Headlamp/Flashlight: Essential for navigating in the dark and during early morning hikes.

Sunglasses: UV-protective sunglasses with polarized lenses to shield your eyes from the sun's glare.

Sunscreen and Lip Balm: High SPF sunscreen and lip balm to protect your skin from sunburn and chapping.

Water Bottle or Hydration System: A reusable water bottle or hydration bladder to stay hydrated throughout the trek.

First Aid Kit: Basic first aid supplies, including bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and blister treatment.

Toiletries: Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and any personal hygiene products.

Snacks and Energy Bars: Lightweight snacks like trail mix, nuts, and energy bars for quick energy boosts during the trek.

Camera or Smartphone: Capture stunning photos of the Himalayan scenery and memorable moments along the trek.

Towel: A quick-drying and lightweight towel for bathing and washing up at teahouses along the route.

Personal Identification and Documents: Passport, travel insurance, permits, and any other necessary documents stored in a waterproof pouch.

Extra Batteries/Power Bank: Spare batteries or a power bank to recharge electronic devices like cameras and smartphones.

Whistle and Emergency Blanket: Safety whistle and emergency blanket for signaling and warmth in case of emergencies.

Trash Bags: Pack out all trash and waste to help preserve the pristine environment of the Everest region.

Personal Medications: Any prescription medications and personal medications you may require during the trek.

FAQs

The duration of the trip typically varies between 4 to 6 hours, including the helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp, a brief stop at base camp, and the return journey.

The best time to embark on the helicopter day trip to Everest Base Camp is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear, and visibility is at its best. These months offer optimal conditions for enjoying the breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

There are no specific age restrictions for the helicopter day trip; however, participants should be in good health and physically fit to withstand the altitude and duration of the flight. Children and elderly individuals are welcome to join, but parental discretion is advised.

It is recommended to wear comfortable, layered clothing suitable for the high-altitude conditions, including a warm jacket, sturdy hiking boots, and sunglasses. Additionally, don't forget to bring essentials such as sunscreen, a hat, a camera or smartphone for capturing photos, and any personal medications you may require.

Yes, oxygen will be available onboard the helicopter to ensure the comfort and safety of passengers during the flight, especially as the altitude increases. The pilot and crew are trained to manage any altitude-related issues that may arise.

Snacks and refreshments may be provided onboard the helicopter; however, it is recommended to eat a hearty breakfast before the trip and carry additional snacks or energy bars for sustenance during the journey. A meal break may also be scheduled at a local restaurant or tea house during the trip.

Yes, private helicopter charters are available for individuals or groups who prefer a more personalized experience. Private charters offer flexibility in scheduling and itinerary customization, allowing passengers to tailor the trip to their preferences.

Safety is our top priority, and in the event of inclement weather or unfavorable flying conditions, the helicopter flight may be postponed or canceled. Passengers will be notified of any changes or cancellations, and alternative arrangements will be made whenever possible, including rescheduling the trip or providing a refund.

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Why With Us?

Why Choose the 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Real Adventure Nepal Pvt. Ltd?

The 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is a dream journey for many adventure seekers. Here’s why Real Adventure Nepal Pvt. Ltd is the best choice for this incredible experience:

Expertise and Experience

  • Established Reputation: Founded on May 31, 2009, Real Adventure Nepal has over a decade of experience in organizing treks.
  • Professional Guides: The company employs knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the Everest region, ensuring a safe and informative trek.

Comprehensive Itinerary

  • Well-Planned Schedule: The 14 day trek is meticulously planned to include acclimatization days, which are crucial for adjusting to the high altitude and preventing altitude sickness.
  • Key Highlights: The itinerary covers major highlights such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, and Kala Patthar, offering breathtaking views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.

Quality Services

  • Accommodation and Meals: The company provides comfortable teahouse accommodations and nutritious meals throughout the trek, ensuring trekkers stay well-rested and energized.
  • Transport Arrangements: From airport pickups to internal flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, Real Adventure Nepal takes care of all logistics.

Safety and Comfort

  • Emergency Preparedness: The guides are trained in first aid and equipped with necessary safety gear. The company also has arrangements for emergency helicopter evacuations if required.
  • Small Group Sizes: To provide personalized attention and a better experience, Real Adventure Nepal limits the size of trekking groups.

Cultural Immersion

  • Local Interactions: Trekkers get the opportunity to interact with the Sherpa community, visit monasteries and experience the local culture and traditions.
  • Educational Experience: Guides share insights about the history, geography and culture of the Everest region, enriching the trekking experience.

Environmental Responsibility

  • Eco-Friendly Practices: Real Adventure Nepal is committed to responsible tourism. They promote eco-friendly practices and ensure minimal impact on the natural environment.
  • Support for Local Communities: The company supports local businesses and employs local staff, contributing to the economic development of the region.

Customer Satisfaction

  • Positive Reviews: The company has received numerous positive reviews from past trekkers, highlighting their professionalism, hospitality, and quality of service.
  • Customized Options: Real Adventure Nepal offers customizable packages to cater to the specific needs and preferences of their clients.

Choosing the 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Real Adventure Nepal Pvt. Ltd ensures a memorable, safe and remarkable adventure. Their expertise, commitment to quality and dedication to responsible tourism make them the ideal partner for your journey to the base of the world's highest peak.