Everest Base Camp Hike

  • Duration: 14 Days


  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Trip ModeTea House
  • Best TimeMarch - June, Sept - Dec
  • Max Altitude5,455 m

Everest Base Camp Hike: 2 weeks Guided Trek to EBC with Proper Safety.

One of the most celebrated trips in Nepal, Everest Base Camp Hike traverses the Khumbu Valley. This 14 Days EBC trekking is one of the shortest hiking trips to the base camp of Mt. Everest. As the name suggests, the hike culminates at the base camp of the highest mountain in the world- Mt. Everest (8848m).

Likewise, the hike to Everest base camp also ensures plenty of interaction with the beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park. Apart from Mt. Everest (8848m), there are many other mountains like Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (801m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). Also, the beautiful culture and heritage of the Sherpas are other highlights on the Everest Base Camp hike in the Himalaya.

EBC Trek in 14 Days

Like any other trip to Nepal, the trek to EBC Trek begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. After preparing for the trek, you will take a scenic flight to Lukla. Next, you will begin the trek and walk across the Dudh Koshi River. The trail continues north and passes Chheplung village on the way to Phakding.

Further, the trail enters the Sagarmatha National Park and goes past Jorsalle. Here, you can enjoy the Sherpa culture along with modern hotels, restaurants, and ATMs. After spending a day in the village, you will cross Sanasa and follow the Imja River to Tengboche. In this village, you can also visit the Tengboche Monastery which offers a surreal view of Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m).

The trail stretches across the eastern Khumbu region and passes Dingboche. Next, the trip heads to Thukla village and crosses the Thukla Pass (4830m). The trail hugs the Khumbu Glacier and reaches Lobuche. Further, you will continue on the trek to Gorak Shep Lake and reach Gorak Shep village.

Next, the trail heads east while enjoying the company of Everest Himalayas. Also, the views of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall is a surreal sight on the hike to Everest Base Camp. Then, you will descend to Gorak Shep before continuing on a hike to Kala Patthar. This vantage point is known to offer mesmerizing sights of the Himalayas like Mt. Everest (8848m) Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Nuptse (7861m).

After the EBC trek, you return to Gorak Shep and prepare for the return trip. The trail follows the Imja River and resumes to Namche Bazaar. Then, you make another descent to Lukla village. From here, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu which brings the trip to a close.

EBC Trek: Resposible and Safe

Hike to Everest Base Camp in a shorter time duration could be challenging due to the high elevation hike and trail difficulty level. So, we motivate only those in good physical shape can join on this short 14 Days Everest base camp hiking. Likewise, it can be a great idea to have prior trekking experience. Also, the spring and autumn seasons are the best time for the trek

Furthermore, we pioneer the 1 Trekker: 1 Porter policy, the most responsible way of doing trekking in the Himalayas. We make sure to have Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) or Oxygen cylinder with comprehensive first aid kits on each trip including this Everest base camp hike. Your safety always on top of our agenda while leading any of the adventure trips of a lifetime into the Himalayas.

Extra Info about the Everest Base Camp Hike

At Mountain Monarch, we always seek to offer the finest services to our valued clients. We never compromise on the quality of our services and make sure the trips are safe and comfortable. Your trek leaders are highly experienced and medically trained to cope with any adverse situations that may arise while on a hike to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Similarly, we have a variety of trips along with an excellent team of professionals. You can join our longer 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, or a combination of EBC trek with Gokyo lakes the Everest Circuit Trek, or trek to 6000 meters trekking peak climbing like the Island Peak Climbing all-in Everest region as suits best to your interest and time duration.

Everest Base Camp Hiking itinerary

Guideline day to day details itinerary of 2 weeks trip to Everest base camp in the Himalayas.

  • 1 Day
    Arrival in Kathmandu, EBC trek preparation and stay at hotel.
    • Hotel
    • Welcome Dinner
    • 1340 m
    • Car
    • Trek Preparation

    You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time to join the Everest Base Camp Hike. When you land, you will be greeted by one of our airport representatives. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. Overnights stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    • You will meet your guide and crew members upon reaching the Hotel.
    • A briefing will be given to you by your guide about the upcoming trip, including all necessary information regarding the trek.
    • If you arrive early during the day, you can also have a short exploration of the city before you settle into your Hotel.   
  • 2 Day
    Fly to Lukla (2,800 m) and Hike to Phakding (2,650 m).
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2650 m
    • Plane
    • Trek starts

    Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your Lukla flight to start the Everest base camp Hike. The short flight to Lukla is one of the many highlights of the EBC trek journey. Since the Lukla Airport is located atop a hill with one end of the runway dropping off into the gaping valley below, landing at Lukla is a jittery experience, coupled with aerial views of Nepal's distant Himalayan peaks rising against the clouds.

    From Lukla, you will begin your short trek to Phakding, a prominent village of the Khumbu region. From the village, you can get good views of the first Everest peak- the Kusum Kanguru. Overnights stay at the tea house at Phakding.

    • Experience a mountain flight unlike anything else in the world from Kathmandu to the mountain capital of the country- Khumbu
    • Trek through the alpine Himalayan foothills into the Dudh Koshi River Valley, following the trail from Lukla to Phakding
    • Take in the magnificent first proper view of a neighboring Peak of the Everest massif- the Kusum Kanguru worshiped as an abode of a deity by the local Sherpa
  • 3 Day
    Hiking to Namche (3,440 m) en Route to EBC Trek
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3440 m
    • Trekking

    From Phakding, you will make your way to the famous Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar today on the hike to Everest Base Camp in the Himalaya. Along the way, you will pass by several small settlements as well, like Tok-Tok, Benkar, Monjo, and Jorsale among others. The journey meanders along the Dudh Koshi River, requiring you to cross several suspension bridges to finally reach Namche Bazaar.

    The path also enters the Sagarmatha National Park. A steady up-and-downhill journey that passes through the alpine woodlands of the valley, the pathway is also embedded with views of mountain peaks like the Kusum Kangraru and the Everest decorate the skyline. Overnights stay at the tea house at Namche Bazaar.

    • Enter the Sagarmatha National Park- a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site of Nepal
    • Enjoy alpine flora and fauna of the sacred Pine and Maple woodlands of the park, home to animals like the Danphe bird and the Musk Deer
    • Enjoy your first views of the Everest Peak and many of its neighboring peaks like the Ama Dablam and the Thamserku as you make your way to the commercial hub of Khumbu, Namche Bazaar
  • 4 Day
    Exploration and acclimatization rest day.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3440 m
    • Exploration Hike

    This day is reserved for acclimatization. You will spend the day at Namche Bazaar, exploring the town and visiting its many wonderful attractions. Namche hosts the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery. Also, you can choose to trek to the Syangboche airstrip which is situated just above the town. From Syangboche, you can see the panorama of the sprawling Namche town below, along with the view of mountain peaks like the Thamserku and the Kongde RI, as well as the Ama Dablam and Mount Everest on your Hike to Everest Base Camp.

    You can also enjoy a visit to the Everest View Hotel, which, as the name suggests, boasts views of Everest peaks from all of its windows. Overnights stay at a tea house at Namche en Route to EBC trek.

    • Enjoy visiting the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery at Namche, the most famous town of Khumbu.
    • Trek to the Syangboche Airstrip for majestic views of the Himalayan Peaks and a panorama of the town
    • Enjoy hot butter tea at the balcony of the Everest View Hotel, the highest located hotel in the world
  • 5 Day
    Hiking to Thyangboche (3,800 m).
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3800 m
    • Trekking

    From Namche, you will beeline towards Thyangboche, another famous village in the region. Passing by ridge and suspension bridges over the Imja River, you will eventually reach Thyangboche, also known as the spiritual hub of Khumbu. Here, you can visit the village monastery, one of the largest monasteries in the region. You can also enjoy mesmerizing views of the Ama Dablam Peak from here this is one the colossal peak en route to the Everest base camp hike. Moreover, the village is surrounded by rhododendron woods that are home to many Himalayan eagles and colorful Danphe birds, as well as many Himalayan fowls. Overnights stay at a tea house at Tengboche.

    • Visit the Thyangboche Monastery, the spiritual center of the region
    • Enjoy a trek through the rhododendron-laden terrain of the Imja River valley
    • Take in magnificent views of the Everest massif 

  • 6 Day
    Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m).
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4360 m
    • Exploration Day Hike

    From Thyangboche, you will be walking under the shadow of Himalayan Pine and juniper hamlets towards the summer valley of Dingboche- a beautiful village situated in the hilly folds of the Imja Valley. Dingboche is quite dramatic in its location as it is situated at the foothill of the Tserko RI beside the Imja River. The trek is amazing and the views of mountain peaks of the Everest massif are always present just over the skyline, keeping your company. Overnights stay at a tea house at Dingboche.

    • Enjoy spectacular views of the Island Peak from the village
    • Enjoy the Sherpa culture that manifests in forms like Stupas, Mani stone walls, and Chortens along the trekking journey from Thyangboche to Dingboche
    • Take in vast fields of barley and buckwheat farms near the village, enclosed within a kilometer-long wall built to protect the village crops from the sweeping cold winds of the Himalayas 
  • 7 Day
    Exploration and rest day at Dingboche (4,360 m).
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4360 m
    • Trekking

    This is another day reserved for acclimatization on your 14 days of hiking to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Today, you can explore the village and enjoy the traditional ambiance the place offers, with its many Mani stones carved with prayers, Chortens, and Prayer wheels embedded within the Stupa walls. You could relax as well, or you could also have a hike up the vantage point of the Tserko RI to enjoy panoramic views of the Imja Valley and the Everest peaks. Overnights at Dingboche.

    • Enjoy the traditional culture of Dingboche’s rustic ambiance
    • Hike to the vantage point of Tserko RI from where a panoramic view of the gaping open Imja valley is presented
    • Take in mesmerizing sights of the Everest mountain peaks like the Lhotse, Nuptse, and the Am Dablam among others 

  • 8 Day
    Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m).
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4930 m
    • Trekking

    From Dingboche, you will be following the trail that winds alongside the Imja River towards Lobuche- a small settlement that is towered over by the Lobuche Peaks, from which the village also gets its name. As you progress, you can also notice the terrain changing from greener pastures to rocky soils and snowy barren grounds. You will also pass by the village of Pheriche along the way. Overnights stay at Lobuche.

    • Enjoy the colossal peaks of the Lobuche Range that tower over the village
    • Trek through changing terrains of Himalayan pastures that give way to snowy fields of rock boulders at a place called Chupki Lharka
    • Pay a visit to the Memorial Chorten where homage is built to people who died during various Himalayan events 
  • 9 Day
    Climb to Gorak Shep (5,290 m) Excursion Hike to Everest base camp (5,365 m).
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 5290 m
    • Trekking
    • Hike to EBC @ 5365 m

    This is one of the most anticipated days of the trek. You will be trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest today. From Lobuche, you will trek past the sparsely populated settlement of Gorakshep. From there, the path finally leads towards the base camp. You will also pass by the Khumbu Glacier Moraine along the way. Upon reaching the base camp, you can take in the scenery and enjoy your time. You can see the Khumbu Icefall from the base. During peak expedition time, the base camp becomes a beautiful canvas of colorful tents set against the snowy fields. The base camp is where the Everest Expedition starts from. After spending time at the base camp, you will return to Gorakshep. Overnights stay at Gorakshep the last teahouse post on this Everest base camp hiking journey.

    • Hike and stand at the base camp of Mount Everest
    • Take in the view of the dramatic Khumbu Icefall from the camp
    • Trek to/from snowy landscapes located at the base of the highest mountain peak on the planet 
  • 10 Day
    Climb Kalapathar ( 5550 m) and trek down to Pherichee.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 4370 m
    • Climb Kalapathar @ 5550 m

    The vantage point of Kalapatthar is known for its panoramic view of the entire Mount Everest massif. The trek to Kalapatthar is usually made quite early in the morning before dawn. From the vantage point, the sunrise view amidst the Everest peaks is an ethereal phenomenon. The peaks tend to change color, going from silver to gold as the rising sun spreads its golden rays over the mountains. From Kalapatthar, you will make your way back to Pheriche, trekking along the same pathway as before. The journey downhill is easier than the EBC trek uphill. Overnights stay at Pheriche.

    • Take in the panoramic view of the entire Mount Everest massif from the vantage point of Kalapatthar 5550 meter
    • Enjoy a heavenly sight of the sunrise amidst the Everest peaks
    • Trek down the terrain towards trans-Himalayan woodlands once again from the snowy fields 
  • 11 Day
    Descend to Namche.
    • Teahouse
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 3440 m
    • Descending

    From Pheriche, you will follow the pathway back down the valley, hiking along the hillside back to Namche Bazaar. Crossing the Imja River again, you will reach Thyangboche, where you can experience the diverse landscape that changes from snowy fields back to greener terrains as pines and scented maples decorate the terrain. Passing by villagers working on farms, collecting firewood, or tending to the cattle, you will make your way back to Namche Bazaar, making way for mule and yak caravans on occasions on the route to EBC trek. Overnights stay at Namche.

    • You can enjoy the sight of gaping open valleys and the river flowing below as you trek on the ridge of the hills.
    • The trek back down is easier, which gives you more time to enjoy the Himalayan pastures and the rustic environment of the Himalayan settlements of Khumbu
    • Along the way, you can also visit the Thyangboche Monastery once again and offer your thanks for a successful trip by lighting a butter lamp and taking a blessing from the monks  
  • 12 Day
    EBC Trek ends with hike to Lukla (2,860 m).
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
    • 2860 m
    • Trekking, last day

    From Namche, you will make your way back through the Dudh Koshi River valley, pass by Phakding and Monjo, exit the national park and make your way back towards Lukla. Once there, you will have the rest of the time to yourself, which you can spend exploring the village or relaxing at the teahouse. Overnights stay at Lukla the last night at teahouse on Everest base camp hike in the Himalaya.

    • You can have celebratory drinks at the teahouse in Lukla at the end of the day
    • You can thank your porters for their hard work by tipping
  • 13 Day
    Fly to Kathmandu (1,340 m).
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • 1340 m
    • Plane
    • City Tour / Rest day

    From Lukla, you will say goodbye to the mountains for the last time and catch your flight back to the city. At Kathmandu, you can spend your time as you please, resting or shopping, as per your preference. Overnights stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    • Experience the thrilling Lukla flight back to the city once again completing the EBC trek
    • Enjoy the mountain views for the last time
    • You can explore the many restaurants in Kathmandu, and can also visit the shops for souvenirs 
  • 14 Day
    14 Days EBC Trek ends / Airport transfer.
    • Breakfast
    • Car
    • Airport transfer

    Today is the last day of your Everest base camp hiking journey in Nepal. Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, we will customize the airport drip as per your flight details.

Trip Inclusion

  • Customize domestic and international airport transfer as per your flight details
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin share with breakfast as in itinerary.
  • Full board meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, Coffee, and drinking water while on the trek.
  • Accommodation at the teahouse with private twin bedroom while on trek
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
  • Responsible way of trekking to have 01 trekker: 01 porter
  • Medical trained and experienced trek leader and crew with proper insurance and gear
  • Supplementary Oxygen Cylinder with a regulatoor Portable Altitude Chamber with the medical kit as a safety back up
  • Free use of trek gear: quality sleeping bag, down jackets, trek Duffle bag, rain poncho as required.
  • Complimentary Mountain Monarch trek Duffle bag, T-shirt, Everest region trek map
  • Tims trek permit and Everest National park entry permit and all government taxes
  • Nepal entry visa and your travel insurance of any kind
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • All meals in Kathmandu and personal expenses like laundry, telephone, hot shower, internet, etc.
  • Tips and beverage drinks

Cost and Dates

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking Date:

Looking for 2 Weeks adventure holiday to Everest base camp trekking? Here are the 14 Days EBC trekking fixed departure dates for the year 2021 and 2022 to join the group. Check the cost and dates of 2 weeks EBC trekking in Nepal holidays in the Himalayas.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
12 Sep, 202125 Sep, 2021AvailableUS$1590
26 Sep, 202109 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$1590

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