14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

Duration

14 Days

Fitness Level

Strenuous

Max. Altitude:

5555 meters

Location

Nepal

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Accommodation

3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Teahouses during the trek

Group size

2-16

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Overview

Everest base camp trek needless to say is one the most popular high altitude trekking routes in Nepal. This trek to the foot of the World’s tallest peak is a boast worthy experience in itself as the base camp sits at 5400 meters.

Filled with the stupendous panorama of mountains and the endearing Sherpa settlement, the trial elevates up the Dudh Koshi valley to Namche Bazaar to Kala Patthar (5555m)- the towering point of our trek. For an adventure enthusiasts no place could be better than this. Along the trail we reach Tengboche Monastery which is the highest monastery in Khumbu region. We also come adjacent to four of the world’s six tallest peaks: Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Cho- Oyu.

We embark our trip from visiting the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu but the 13 day trek will kick off from Lukla; the gateway to Everest which will guarantee you chill while landing on the narrow airstrip on a cliff. After reaching Base Camp (5365m) and trekking Kala Patthar, we return at leisurely pace back to Namche and finally to Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.

Upon reaching our destination: The Everest Base Camp- The mammoth Everest and other mountains ranges that stand tall before your eyes is worth way more than the tiredness in your legs.

Trekkers who are in good shape and have little experience of trekking in high altitude can take this trip. But, for trekkers with average physical fitness, Everest Classic Trek would be the best choice. Furthermore, for more adventurous hikers who love to take up challenge, Everest High Passes Trek is an ideal choice.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International airport a representative from Naata Trek and Tours will be waiting for you at the airport displaying a playcard imprinted with your name. He/she will then transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening we can enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by Naata Trek and Tours. During the dinner we can enjoy Nepalese cuisine which will introduce us to the country’s food culture.

  Maximum Altitude : 1350 meters
 Meal : Dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 2: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

We take an early morning flight to Lukla which is where all Everest treks begin. After we land in Luka we meet the rest of the team including our porters and get set for the trek. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village from where we can get a brief view of Mt. Khumbila. It is a sacred mountain that has never been climbed. From here on we gradually descend until Phakding.

  Maximum Altitude : 2651 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 3-4 hours

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

After having our breakfast we continue our trail which passes through a pine forest and goes through Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi river and after passing through the village of Chumoa and monjo, we reach the entrance of Everest National Park. The trail then ascends steeply and after ascending for a while we reach Namche Bazaar which is the biggest town of Everest region. We stay the night in Namche Bazaar.

  Maximum Altitude : 3448 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 4-5 hours

Day 4: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization

We spend a day more in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the high elevation and the thinning air. We take a tour of the town which has everything in its locker like ATMs, internet cafes, restaurants, government offices etc. We also take a tour of Sagarmatha National park and enjoy the views of Mt.Everest Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and many more. We also visit the Hillary School and monastery nearby which houses a yeti scalp. We can also hike to Khumjung village if time permits. We stay the night in Namche bazaar.

  Maximum Altitude : 3448 hours
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse

Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

We have an early morning breakfast and start the trek with the well known descend to Dudh Koshi River and the equally impressive ascent through rhododendron forests to Tengboche. We can get clear views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku while descending to Dudh Koshi River. Once we reach Tengboche we visit Tengboche monastery which happens to be the largest monastery in the Everest region. We stay the night in Tengboche. We stay the night in Tengboche.

  Maximum Altitude : 3870 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 5-6 hours

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche

Today we descend through a forest of birch, conifers and rhododendrons with the views Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam to give us company. The trai then dives into Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. We ascend to upper Pangboche where there is Pangboche Monaster. The trail leads us to Imja Valley, Lobuche River and climbs upto Dingboche. We stay the night in Dingboche.

  Maximum Altitude : 4360 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 5-6 hours

Day 7: Acclimatization hike to Nagkartshang Peak

Today we take a day off to acclimatize to the thinning air and high altitude. It is vital to let the body get used up to the surroundings. We hike up to Nangkartshang peak which lies just above Dingboche. It is also a great viewpoint from where we can view the striking Ama Dablam. If the weather permits we can see Ama Dablam from head toe. We can also use this day by touring the surrounding villages.

  Maximum Altitude : 5083 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 4 hours

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche

We continue the trail that leads to the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier and pass by stone memorials dedicated to the climbers who have lost their lives doing expeditions. We continue our climb and head towards Lobuche which is situated at the foot of Lobuche peak. We stay the night in Lobuche.

  Maximum Altitude : 4910 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 5 hours

Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp and Trek back to Gorakshep

Today we have a difficult day ahead since we walk along the Khumbu Glacier up to Everest Base camp. This is the closest you can get to Mount Everest without actually doing expeditions. During the springtime we can see colorful tents of expedition teams against the grey surroundings. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from the base camp is quite a beautiful sight. We return Gorak Shep where we stay the night.

  Maximum Altitude : 5365 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 8 hours

Day 10: Morning hike up to Kala Patthar and trek back to Pheriche

Today is the hardest part of the trek and to our content it is the most rewarding as well. We start early and start our climb of Kala Patthar which is a small peak at 5,555m. The ascent is quite steep but we will be rewarded by spectacular views of Mount Everest which towers before us at 8,848m. Alongside Everest we will also be surrounded by peaks such as Nuptse, Lhotse, Chagatse, Pumori and many others. We do a short descent back to Gorak Shep to have our lunch and trek back to Pherice where we stay the night.

  Maximum Altitude : 5555 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 7 hours

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar

We leave the majestic mountains behind us and descend to Namche Bazaar through Pangboche and Tengboche. It is the same trail that we ascended but the views are one to savor. We arrive Namche in the afternoon where we stay the night.

  Maximum Altitude : 3448 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 7 hours

Day 12: Trek to Lukla

Today is the last day of trekking and we return to Lukla which was the starting point of our trek. We have plenty of time today to roam about and appreciate our personal and the team’s achievements of the trek. We can have a few celebratory drinks in the evening as well. We stay the night in Lukla.

  Maximum Altitude : 2804 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse
  Walking Distance : 6 hours

Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

We catch the earliest flight to Kathmandu possible and the flight gives us a chance to catch a last glimpse of the mountain ranges. It takes us around 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu.
You also have the option to extend the trip by doing tours and jungle safari. In the evening Naata Trek and Tours will organize a THANK YOU farewell dinner program where we can recall the beautiful memories of the trip and have a good time altogether.

 Meal : Breakfast and dinner
  Accommodation : Teahouse

Day 14: Final Departure

Our trip concludes today and a Naata Trek and Tours representative will escort you to the international airport for your departure.

 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : Teahouse

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Teahouses accommodation during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner programs
  • All ground transportation on a private vehicle
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English speaking and government-liscensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Naata Trek and Tour’s trekking bag, t-shirt and trekking map (which are yours to take)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee (Bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Lukla in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • All other not mentioned in cost includes section

Traveler Reviews

Sakura Tanaka
Sakura Tanaka
July 16, 2023

Embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek with Naata Treks was an incredible adventure! The expert guides, stunning landscapes, and meticulous planning made the journey unforgettable. Naata Treks ensured safety, comfort, and provided a once-in-a-lifetime experience at EBC. Highly recommended for an awe-inspiring trekking adventure. Arigato

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