14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • May 6, 2020
  • Dil Gurung

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The Everest Base Camp Trek has become one of the world’s most famous and desirable trekking destinations for travelers and adventure trekkers alike since first attempted by Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. It’s a dream to the many adventure seekers to stand at the base camp of the mighty Mount Everest at least once in a lifetime experience of trekking following the footsteps of Hillary for all the adventurous from all over the world.


The 14 Days Everest base camp trekking route is technically perfect tasks with proper acclimatization which has been popular for many reasons to experience, this moderate trek takes you to the footstep of the world’s highest mountain by visiting the villages of the world’s most famous Sherpa people and their culture, it’s also genuinely high time to take an opportunity to explore the diverse ethnic local Sherpa people’s lifestyles in the high altitude area of the region.

However, the traditional 14 days Everest base camp trek is a common one which allows you to take to the base camp (5364 m) and Kalapathar (5545m), 

Moreover, this is one of the finest treks which offers a great opportunity to witness and face the glooming mountain including Everest, Lhotse, Ama-doblum and others, a gorgeous waterfall, surging rivers, and as well as to explore culture, tradition, museums, monuments and religious sites of Khumbu valley within Sagarmatha national park, 

An exciting 14 days Everest base camp trek is a trip of a lifetime which starts with a short and scenic mountain flight experience from Kathmandu to Lukla for about 35 minutes by tiny airplane which lands surprisingly at the Tenzing Hillary airport of Lukla, 

Soon from Lukla, we step towards to the most fascinating places of Phakding, Namche bazzar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Labuche, Gorakshep and Base camp, the ultimate hike to Kalapathar is not missed out before we descend downhills, 

Hiking to Kalapathar after base camp is another sounds of great achievement in our journey, Kalapathar itself a beautiful spot lies at an altitude of 5555 meters from sea level which offers dramatically surprising 360- degree panoramic views of the Himalayas and closeness view of the Mount Everest with a glorious sunrise over the Everest Himalayas range.

Apart from this trek, you can also take a moment to take a challenge of yourself to make a combination trek with Island peak climbing, it’s obviously one of the famous trekking peaks in the Everest region.


The months of March-May and Sep-Oct are the best time for this trekking and climbing in the Everest region, 

So we traverse your dream to come true, let’s grab this opportunity to trek to the roof of the world with Alpine Ramble, your safety and security while traveling with us would be the first and height priority in our list. 


Detailed itinerary of 14 Days Everest base camp trek


We have serval programs of Everest base camp trek but 14 days one is the most fascinating and comfortable one for trekkers who wants to do this trek without challenging of the high altitude and it is designed to be for the high altitude friendly,

14 days EBC trek starts and ends at Lukla with combining flights to and from Kathmandu, moreover, the detailed day to day trekking itinerary is given below which explains technical information if this trek in Khumbu region.

 

Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Altitudes: 2810m (Lukla) & 2610m (Phakding)

Trekking hours:  3/4 hrs approx

Region: Khumbu region 


Early morning, a scenic flight to Lukla (2810m). Upon arrival Lukla, you will be greeted by a friend by Sherpa people in this beautiful land of the Sherpa people, From Lukla, the trek starts following the villages of Chhukulung, Ghat, and Phakding on the bank of Dudhkosi river, the trek from Lukla to Phakding is just easy on the flats and gentle case up for 2/3 hours walk. During the trek today, you will be enjoyed someone the most beautiful and majestic views of mountains and beautiful landscapes where you will see Tibetan words carved in rocks and multi-color Buddhist flags are hanging around the mani walls it makes the trek more exciting, 

Accommodations: trekking lodge with a good view (single and double room are available ) 
Meals served: breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

Day 02:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar 

Altitudes: 3450m (Namche bazzar)

Trekking hours:  5/6 hrs approx

Region: Khumbu region 


On the second day of the trek, we head out of Phakding and follow the Dudh Kosi northwards, it’s present hike today which takes us through the splendid forests of pines, rhododendrons and oaks forests with lovely vistas of the outstanding mountains frontline. The first step from Lukla to Monjo which is the entry point of Sagarmatha national park as we need to enter our permits for the trek, Jorsalle – The lunch place which is the right adage of the Dudhkosi river. From Jorsalle, we have a decent walk on the smooth way to the Hillary bridge. from Hillary bridge, the trails will become gradually up hills into the lush forest,  on the wall way of ascending, we have an opportunity to witness the first view of Mount Everest right beside of the two giant peaks of Nuptse and Lhotse from distances. Namche from this point is just about 20 minutes away. Upon arrival Namche, you will be welcomed by friendly Sherpa people with welcome drinks of juice and tea. You will be impressibly admired by this dominating view of the mountain from your lodge at  Namche bazzar, Namche is well known as the second Thamel which is capital of Khumbu region, a well- set place with nice and fresh bakery shops, bank services, pharmacy, supermarket, pubs, and bars, as well gear shops for shopping. As soon as, you reach Namche you will get the best available room with nice blankets, beds, pillows, and a nice view. You can be chilled out or explore the Namche for a bit before you taste the delicious Sherpa meals at the tea house,

Accommodations: trekking lodge with a good view (single and double rooms are available ) 
Meals served: breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

Day 03:  acclimatization day at Namche

Altitudes: 3700m  (Everest view lodge) 

Trekking hours:  2 hrs approx

Region: Khumbu region 

The third day of the trek, on the acclimatization day, take a short hike up to Everest view lodge to be acclimatized and prepared ourselves with thin air before we are getting at higher altitude points of the region. Everest view lodge is build to be as mountain luxury lodge which is located at an altitude of 3700m, it’s one of the best places to enjoy the view. We visit this lodge to witness the panoramic view of the Himalayas including Mount. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama-doblum, and many more. 

On this day, we also visit Khumbu and Khunde villages as side walked from Everest view lodge, Khumbu is largest Sherpa town in Everest region where Hillary has founded a school, you will also get time to visit the monastery of Khumbu were meant to decorated a yeti head, coming back to Namche from these villages will be pleasant and easy-going down through the yak's farms. 

At Namche, there are several exciting places to visit like the Sherpa Museum, Everest Gallery, and you may look around the market to explore the traditional trade of the local community.

Accommodations: trekking lodge with a good view (single and double rooms are available ) 
Meals served: breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).


Day 04: Trek from Namche to Tengboche 

Altitudes: 3860 m (Tengboche) 

Trekking hours:  4/5 hrs approx

Region: Khumbu region

On the fifth day of the trek,  the journey begins right after refreshing with a set of breakfast for Tengabuche, firs step of the day is easy and smooth following several prayers flags and Buddhist stupas to Mongola,  Mongla is the perfect place to hang out for some time with a cup of tea, enjoying an awesome view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Khumbila. From Mongla, we descend to Phungetanga for the lunch, as we finished our lunch then we get ready for our final push to Tengboche today, the trails lead us staircase up to Tengboche which might be 2 hours of climbing by walking slowly pace. Pangboche is the name of small Sherpa town where you can be seen the largest monetary of the region located at 3860 meters, and the Mountain View is amazing, All these mountains are regarded by Sherpas as sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu region.

Tengboche monastery- The popular Tengboche monastery is the biggest Buddhist spiritual spot carrying positive and peaceful space in the Khumbu region where trekkers and all the people around these areas go to visit this place to receive a blessing from Lamas and monks. The ceremony programs in the monastery are not to be missed.

Accommodations: trekking lodge with a good view (single and double room are available ) 
Meals served: breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

Day 06: Trek from Tengbuche to Dingboche 

Altitudes: 4410 m  (Dingbuche) 

Trekking hours:  4/5 hrs approx

Region  : Khumbu region

Today early in the morning light, the monastery in Tengboche and the surrounding mountains look pristine and extremely spectacular. after having breakfast our trail takes us through a beautiful forest (Werner calls it “Merlin’s Forest” because it’s so magical), down to the river, and back up to the village of Pangboche. We pass several Chortens, Mani-stone walls, small villages, and marvel at one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, Ama-Dablam. After lunch, we trek past the towering north face of Ama Dablam, into the Imja Khola Valley. We cross the Lobuche River and hike up to Dingboche for a well-earned rest.

Accommodations: trekking lodge with a good view (single and double room are available ) 
Meals served: breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).


Day 07:Rest/ Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Altitudes: 5300 m  (Nagarjun) 

Trekking hours:  2 hrs approx

Region: Khumbu region

On the seventh day of the trek, the second acclimatization day is taking on Dingboche, beside the acclimatization day we also climb a few hundred meters to the top of Nagarjun which is Ned to be claimed to check your physical stamina and strength before we continue to the base camp,
The short hike to Nagjun allows you to be acclimatizing well by yourself.

Hiking from Dingboche is quite steep over the rocky track but the view becomes more worth as you slightly move one further steps to steps.


Accommodations: trekking lodge with a good view (single and double room are available ) 
Meals served: breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).


Day 09: Trek from Dingbuche to Lobuche

Altitudes: 4910 m  (Labuche) 

Trekking hours:  5 hrs approx

Region: Khumbu region


We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha then now the trail leads the steep climb up to the ridge at top Chukpo Lari where we have heart poignant line of memorials in tribute to the climbers who have died on Mt. Everest expeditions since starting. The short gradual-up walk brings us at Lobuche and we have a glimpse of the border Himalayas, Overnight at lodge.


Accommodations: trekking lodge with a good view (single and double room are available ) 
Meals served: breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

Day 10: Trek from Labuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep (5,185 m/17010 ft)- 5 hrs walk approx

Altitudes: 5185 m  (Gorakshep), 5364 m (Everest base camp)

Trekking hours:  5 hrs approx

Region: Khumbu region


Today is the most exciting and long-awaited day. Leaving from Lobuche the trail leads flat meadow for while then following the Khumbu Glacier northwards and short climbing up. Then the trail climbs onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep. The path provides the superb view of massive Khumbu Glacier and trans-Himalayas. Upon our arrival at Gorak Shep check in the room then after lunch we walk to Everest Base Camp. The trail continues on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and path often changes on the season because of the melting of the glacier. Once we reach Base Camp, we take a photograph then retracing to Gorakshep. Overnight at lodge.

Accommodations: trekking lodge with a good view (single and double room are available ) 
Meals served: breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).


Day 11: Hike from Gorak shep - Kalapather- Pheriche  

Altitudes: 4250 m  (Pheritse),

Trekking hours:  6 hrs approx

Region: Khumbu region


Wake up early morning today then 2hrs climbing-up brings us at Kalapathar on the bottom of Mt. Pumori. From Kalapathar we see the sunrise on the majestic Himalayas in 360º degree including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lola, Khumbutse, Ama Table, Tabuchi, Cholatse, Thamserku and numerous other peaks with the excellent views of Everest Base camp and Khumbu glacier. Then have breakfast after that continue to walk through the moraine of Khumbu glacier and passing Lobuche, we descend back down beautiful valley to Pheritse, Overnight at lodge.

Accommodations: trekking lodge with a good view (single and double room are available ) 
Meals served: breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).


Day 12:Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazzar 

Altitudes: 3450m (Namche bazzar)

Trekking hours:  5 hrs approx

Region: Khumbu region

The trail leads descending passes through the beautiful Sherpa villages and we get the bank into Dudkosi River then after cross the river trail goes into the forest via Dingboche after that climbing up to Tengboche. Then descending through the rhododendron forest cross the river continues to walk up to Kanjuma then easy walk with great views of Ama Table to Namche Bazaar, Overnight at lodge.

Accommodations: trekking lodge with a good view (single and double room are available ) 
Meals served: breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).


Day 13:Trek from Namche to Lukla 

 

Altitudes: 2850 m  (Lukla)

Trekking hours:  5 hrs approx

Region: Khumbu region

Today the trail descends the steep section back to the same way as we crossed Jorsalle, Manjo, Benkar, Phakding, and other small villages on the way. enjoy walking with several suspension bring over Dhud Koshi river. is the time to celebrate and to reflect on an incredible experience, described by most as, “unbelievable,” “life-changing,” “unimaginable,” “quantum shift in consciousness,” “should be on everyone’s bucket list,” etc, 

Accommodations: trekking lodge with a good view (single and double room are available ) 
Meals served: breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).


Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minute by air, transferred to the hotel, overnight at Hotel

Altitudes: 5185 m  (Gorakshep)

Trekking hours:  5 hrs approx

Region: Khumbu region

A 35-minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla ends the tour fraction of the journey. Upon arrival at Kathmandu then we will be transferred to the hotel. Then take a rest or shopping for family and friends. We have a farewell dinner in the evening at Thamel, overnight at hotel.

Note: All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only.

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