There is one place in the Himalayas where trekkers, mountaineers, photographers, and travelers are drawn over and over again. Join Alpine Ramble Treks on an extraordinary adventure to the base of the world’s highest peak: the unforgettable Mount Everest.”
The Ultimate Everest Base Camp Hike -14 Days Overview
Are you ready to celebrate the breathtaking scenery and undiminished natural splendor of the unspoiled Himalayas? Would you like to immerse yourself in the colorful, world-famous culture of the Sherpa people? Then pack your bags, strap on your boots, and get ready for the trekking experience of a lifetime.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most stunning hiking adventures in all of Nepal. This exciting trail passes through multiple climate zones, crosses picturesque suspension bridges, and brings you into remote mountainside villages full of friendly locals. At Alpine Ramble Treks, we’ve carefully designed our 14-day EBC trek itinerary to bring you all the way from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu to the lonely grandeur of the mighty Mount Everest—and back again.
The traditional EBC trek allows you to explore the dramatic landscapes of the Khumbu region, including the jaw-dropping Sagarmatha National Park. You’ll pass through valleys of fir and deodar, follow the paths of glistening glaciers and ancient moraines, and encounter striking Buddhist monasteries and stupas.
You can also expect to come face-to-face with many of the greatest giants of the Himalayas: Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam just a few of the snowcapped summits which tower over the hills of the Khumbu.
Of course, your ultimate reward is the sight of Everest itself. Known variously as Sagarmatha and Chomolungma, this is one mountain that doesn’t disappoint!
This trek also offers the rare opportunity to gain a glimpse into the timeless lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the villagers who call the Khumbu home. The region is populated by people of Sherpa, Tamang, and Rai ethnicity, and they’ll welcome you with open arms to learn more about their daily routines and deeply held religious convictions.
In fact, you’ll even have the chance to visit the oldest and largest Buddhist gompa in the region: the Tengboche Monastery. All told, our 14-day Everest Base Camp offers a bewitching blend of adventure, scenery, and culture. This itinerary is perfect for travelers with a little more time to spare on the trail; visitors on a tighter schedule might also consider our twelve-day EBC Hike or 8-day itineraries.
If you have any questions about which option is best for you or if you’d like to customize any of our itineraries, you can always contact us
Best Time for trekking to EBC -14 days
Weather in the Himalayas is variable, and the best trekking seasons are usually determined by the arrival of the summer monsoon. In order to avoid the wettest conditions, many hikers travel during the spring, which occurs from February to March. This is the time of year when wildflowers are in bloom and temperatures are at their most comfortable.
Other trekkers might prefer to undertake the Everest Base Camp Hike during the autumn season, between September and November. This is perhaps the best time of year for crisp days and clear mountain views. Of course, winter treks are also possible; while temperatures can be cold and trails can be packed with snow, there is an undeniable appeal to enjoying the Everest Base Camp hike without a crowd.
We typically recommend against hiking the Everest Base Camp during summer. If your schedule only allows you to visit Nepal during the summer, Alpine Ramble Treks will be happy to arrange a proper Himalayan adventure on one of our many alternate routes.
Please note: On rare occasions, domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla may be delayed or canceled due to weather conditions. This can happen during any time of the year, and you can rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will work with you to make any possible alternative arrangements to minimize the interruption to your holiday.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trip Difficulty & Comfort
While prior trekking experience is not a prerequisite for our trekking to Everest Base Camp package, this is a moderately difficult hiking trail with a maximum elevation of more than 5,500 meters.
You’ll be walking for six or seven hours each day, and the trail ascends and descends as it winds through countless side valleys and high-altitude mountain passes. For these reasons, you should be in good health and physical fitness before embarking on this trek.
Walking, running, and other forms of cardiovascular exercise are great ways to prepare for the opportunity to cross Mt. Everest from your bucket list. An expert guide from Alpine Ramble Treks will also be assigned to watch over you, monitor your progress and condition, and shepherd you safely all the way from Luka to Everest Base Camp—and back again.
If the 14-day trip to EBC isn’t quite what you’re looking for, Alpine Ramble Treks has plenty of alternatives here in Khumbu. If you are game to challenge more longer hike would do to consider our Everest Three pass trek or our 12-Day EBC trek Itinerary.
And if you’re here on a brief visit, you can still enjoy the splendor of the world’s tallest mountain by booking our Everest Base camp trekking with a helicopter tour or Scenic Everest Flight. With convenient departures from Kathmandu, these day trips are a fantastic way to get up close and personal with Mt. Everest when you’re short on time.
Additional Benefits of this Hike with Alpine Ramble 2022-23
- Free guided Kathamndu valley sightseeing tour (Swoyembu, Boudhanath, and Pasupatinath temple)
- Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
- Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
- Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!
- Free luggage storage access in KTM.
- Prearranged trekking permits, accommodations, transportation, and round-trip flight tickets between Kathmandu and Lukla.
- Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided while staying at trekking lodges or teahouses along the EBC trek