Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 days

Trip Overview

Everest base camp trekking, a super adventure full of enjoyable and exciting moment from the beginning to an end on this marvelous adventurous journey, leading you in the heart of world highest Mt. Everest base camp at 5,364 m with incredible views of Khumbu Ice Falls and remorseless fields of moraine, ice and glaciers that surrounds you.

On Everest Base Camp trekking, where you can relax in the comfort of nice cozy lodges with amazing views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) Amadablam (6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy Mt. Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft), Island peak with adjoining peaks as far to world 5th highest Mt. Makalu towards east horizon.

Beside mountain scenery this marvelous adventure leads you around interesting Sherpa villages enriched with old-age culture and custom of Buddhist religion with impressive old monasteries.

The high area of Everest is locally known as Khumbu region where main settlements and villages are Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche and Phortse. The economy of Khumbu Sherpa community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding, but since last past decades with influx and flow of trekkers and mountaineering expeditions, the Sherpa economy at present is increasingly dependent on tourism.

To reach Everest base camp, the main and popular way is flying into Lukla taking a short flight from Kathmandu with awesome views of mountains during 35 minutes flight, and then walking into lovely Sherpa farm villages following the glacial Dudh Kosi River and then entering world highest Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village, the park added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979, covering an area of 1,148 Sq. Kms with rich alpine vegetation includes rhododendron-juniper-pines-firs and birch tree lines.

Wild-Life is often sighted during the walk within Sagarmatha National Park like Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer and Nepal national bird Danphe / Impheyan pheasant, snow leopard exists but rarely seen like the Yeti.

From the park entrance heading higher to reach at Namche a great place to enjoy rest day especially when Saturday market is on, Namche bazaar with many facilities of nice lodges-hotels-restaurants, bakeries, pubs, cyber café, banks and post-office with super stores and shops.

After Namche walk is pleasant for few hours with glorious views of Everest, Amadablam and other lesser peaks, and then with uphill to reach at scenic Thyangboche Monastery with super views surrounded by green woodland, after a nice interesting tour walk continues heading into wide exposed landscape on leaving the tree lines behind for barren and arid terrain, as the walk leads higher reaching our goal and highlight of the adventure at Everest base camp.

At Everest base camp with ample to marvel the dramatic scenery of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers with towering peaks of Lo-La and Nuptse located on each side of Mt. Everest South Face.

After an overwhelming and exciting time our Everest Base Camp trek concludes with a climb to rocky Kalapathar hill top, with views of Everest at close distance and standing on the highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m high.

Return journey on the same route back at Lukla for short sweeping flight to Kathmandu, after a great enjoyable time and mesmerizing adventure on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Trip Facts

  • Country Nepal
  • Destination Everest base camp/Kalapathar
  • Duration 14 days
  • Activities Cultural tour/Trekking
  • Grade Moderate Learn
  • Best Season February to May & Sep to second week of the December
  • Group Size Min. 2 and Max 15
  • Altitude Min. 2840m/Max. 5550m
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan / Mountain lodge (tea house) in Trekking.
  • Meals included Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Transportation Domestic airplane and tourist vehicles

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  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. (2610mtrs/8563ft). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. O/N at guest house
  3. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). walking 5:30 hours. O/N at guest house
  4. Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house
  5. Trek to Tengboche(3860m/12664ft). walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house
  6. Trek to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft). walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house
  7. Acclimatization day at Dinbuche. walking 4:25 hours, O/N at guest house
  8. Trek to Lobuje(4910m/16108ft). walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house
  9. Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and back to Gorekshep(5153m/16906ft). walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house
  10. Hiking up to Kalapathar(5545m/18192ft) and overnight at Pherbuche(4210m/13812ft). walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house
  11. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house
  12. Trek to Lukla(2840m/9317ft). Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house
  13. An early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Flight time 30 minutes. O/N at hotel.
  14. After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding (2610m/7903ft) - Flight to Lukla 30 minutes and walking 5:30 hours Fly to Lukla, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields and forests following a wide well constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.
  3. Phakding-Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft) - walking 5:30 hours. From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Kosi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar(2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh Kosi, and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa. Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2804m). Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote Kosi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be seen rising above Nuptse-Lhotse wall. The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote Kosi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitude sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.
  4. Acclimatization day At Namche Bazzar- walking 5 hours. Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land, more importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. And we hike up the Syanbuche airport, and Everest view hotel and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m/12,466ft), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in Everest area. It’s symmetrically laid out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas. Overnight at guest house.
  5. Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3857m/12,670 feet)- walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house. An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thanhka to lunch next to water driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir and black juniper. Overnight at guest house.
  6. Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft)- walking 5:30 hours Our trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4310m taking our time so not to be affected by the thinning air. Overnight at guest house.
  7. Second acclimatization day in Dingboche (4410m/14468ft) –walking 4:25 hours Our second acclimatization day, the group will be taken to Nagarjun Hill(5050m/15291ft). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu 8463m/25625ft. After appreciating the surrounding scenery we trek back to our camp in Dingboche, relaxing in the evening. Overnight at guest house.
  8. Dingboche to Lobuje(4910m/16108ft). – Walking 5:30 hours Today our trek climbs to 4910m. Overnight at guest house.
  9. Lobuje to Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and back to Gorak Shep(5153m/16906ft). – walking 7:30 hours Today we reach our goal by trekking to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5363m. After appreciating our efforts and photographing the achievement we return to Gorak Shep. Overnight at guest house.
  10. Hiking up Kalapathar(5545m/18192ft) and overnight at Pherbuche(4210m/13812ft). – walking 6 hours After reaching Base camp our aim today is to trek Kalapathar (5545m). We start early to reach the viewpoint that offers some of the best views of Mount Everest as well as other panoramas of the surrounding mountains. We then descend to Pherbuche. Overnight at guest house.
  11. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). – walking 6:30 hours. We continue our descent to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guest house.
  12. Namche Bazaar to to Lukla(2840m/9317ft)- walking to 7:30 hours Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at guest house.
  13. Lukla to Kathmandu. - After Breakfast. We will walk about 5 minutes to airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu. Flight an early morning at 7 am to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  14. After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Month Tour Start Tour End
February 03 Feb 16 Feb
February 10 Feb 23 Mar
February 17 Feb 02 Mar
February 24 Feb 09 Mar
March 02 Mar 15 Mar
March 09 Mar 22 Mar
March 16 Mar 29 Mar
March 23 Mar 05 Apr
March 30 Mar 12 Apr
April 06 Apr 19 Apr
April 13 Apr 26 Apr
April 20 Apr 03 may
April 27 Apr 10 May
May 03 May 16 May
May 10 May 23 May
May 17 May 30 May
May 24 May 06 Jun
May 31 May 13 Jun
June 07 Jun 20 Jun
June 14 Jun 27 Jun
June 21 Jun 04 Jun
June 28 Jun 11 Jul
July 05 Jul 18 Jul
July 12 Jul 25 Jul
July 19 Jul 01 August
July 26 Jul 08 august
august 02 august 15 august
august 26 august 08 august
august 09 august 22 august
august 16 august 29 august
august 23 august 05 august
august 30 august 12 sept
September 06 Sept 19 Sept
September 13 Sept 26 Sept
September 20 Sept 03 0ct
September 27 Sept 10 Oct
October 04 Oct 17 Oct
October 11 Oct 24 Oct
October 18 Oct 31 Oct
October 25 Oct 07 Nov
November 01 Nov 14 Nov
November 08 Nov 21 Nov
November 15 Nov 28 Nov
November 22 Nov 04 Dec
November 29 Nov 12 Dec
December 05 Dec 18 Dec
December 12 Dec 25 Dec
December 19 Dec 02 jan
December 26 Dec 09 jan
Month Tour Start Tour End
February 03 Feb 16 Feb
February 10 Feb 23 Mar
February 17 Feb 02 Mar
February 24 Feb 09 Mar
March 02 Mar 15 Mar
March 09 Mar 22 Mar
March 16 Mar 29 Mar
March 23 Mar 05 Apr
March 30 Mar 12 Apr
April 06 Apr 19 Apr
April 13 Apr 26 Apr
April 20 Apr 03 may
April 27 Apr 10 May
May 03 May 16 May
May 10 May 23 May
May 17 May 30 May
May 24 May 06 Jun
May 31 May 13 Jun
June 07 Jun 20 Jun
June 14 Jun 27 Jun
June 21 Jun 04 Jun
June 28 Jun 11 Jul
July 05 Jul 18 Jul
July 12 Jul 25 Jul
July 19 Jul 01 August
July 26 Jul 08 august
august 02 august 15 august
august 26 august 08 august
august 09 august 22 august
august 16 august 29 august
august 23 august 05 august
august 30 august 12 sept
September 06 Sept 19 Sept
September 13 Sept 26 Sept
September 20 Sept 03 0ct
September 27 Sept 10 Oct
October 04 Oct 17 Oct
October 11 Oct 24 Oct
October 18 Oct 31 Oct
October 25 Oct 07 Nov
November 01 Nov 14 Nov
November 08 Nov 21 Nov
November 15 Nov 28 Nov
November 22 Nov 04 Dec
November 29 Nov 12 Dec
December 05 Dec 18 Dec
December 12 Dec 25 Dec
December 19 Dec 02 jan
December 26 Dec 09 jan
Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit
Short description Mode of the packages: What are included in the packages?

Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu, Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 stars level, Meals3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service Includes in the Cost in Details:
  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu as per your desire.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 stars level ( for two nights).
  • Meals3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking( for 11 nights).
  • Trip Map.
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM with airport tax.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag( bag pack) and walking stick to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Duffel/kit bag( Gift from our company).
  • All necessary paper works and Everest national park entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.
Service Excludes in the cost in details:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)- (Except welcome dinner).
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu (USD 20 per person).
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
For the most up to date latest pricing, please contact us

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Budget package available:

The cost for the budget package is USD 875, per person, including ground transportation as per itinerary, two nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3 stats level inclusive breakfast, your domestic flight tickets Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu, permits, guide and porter.

what our previous clients say about us?

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Hello Babu ,
Thank you and we wish you and Unique Path also a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012 , and we will thank you for the good trip that you organized for us in October 2011 to the Everest Base Camp and the other good things that you do for us !!! The trek was hard and beautiful ,the sherpa and the guide Shyam were very good to us and they make a dream come true !! The trip was in one word, amazing !!
Rudolf Walter Snell
Netherlands
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Hi Babu,
"Our trek on Everest was excellent and wonderful. Ram were perfect traveling companions and was always helpful, ever when he was tired and he was very efficient in sometimes-difficult circumstances. They are an asset to Unique Path Trekking and I would recommend to Unique Path to anyone who wishes to trek in Nepal."
Ellen and Snorre
Norway
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