• Duration: 14 Days
  • Diffculty: Strenuous 
  • Best Time: March - June, Sept - Dec
  • Max. Altitude: 5550 m

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

One of the most celebrated trips in Nepal, 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, traverses the Khumbu Valley. This two weeks trip to the base camp of Everest is one of the shortest guided trekking routes to Mt. Everest. As the name suggests, the hike culminates at the base camp of the highest mountain in the world- Mt. Everest (8848m). Hence, we ensure 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 of this hike to the base camp in the Himalayas.

14 Days Everest Base Camp route map

Like any other trip to Nepal, the 14 days Everest base camp route map begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. After preparing for the trek, you will take a scenic flight to Lukla. Next, you will start the walk across the Dudh Koshi River. Then, 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. You can enjoy the Sherpa culture, hotels, restaurants, and ATMs here. 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 EBC route map stretches across the eastern Khumbu region and passes Dingboche. Next, the trip heads to Thukla village and crosses the Thukla Pass (4830m). Finally, 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 on your way to the base camp of Mt Everest in Nepal. Next, the trail heads east while enjoying the company of the Everest Himalayas. Also, the views of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall, a magnificent vista. Then, you will descend to Gorak Shep before continuing to 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 Everest base camp hike, we returned to Gorak Shep and prepared for the return trip. The trail follows the Imja River and resumes at Namche Bazaar. Then, you make another descent to Lukla village. Finally, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu, bringing the trip to a close.

Responsible and Safe adventure

Hike to Everest Base Camp in a shorter 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 us on this short 14 Days hiking journey to the base camp of Everest. 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 trekking in the Himalayas. We ensure a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) or Oxygen cylinder with comprehensive first aid kits on each trip with a medically trained guide, including this Everest base camp hike. Your safety is always on our agenda while leading any adventure trips of a lifetime into the Himalayas.

Join the Fixed Departure Dates in Spring or Autumn in 2023 and 2024

Keeping all the safety measures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the base camp of mt Everest, we have been running this shortest 14 Days base camp trek itinerary from your arrival to departure, ex. Kathmandu. We offer the quickest possible trekking itinerary with the most all-inclusive trip cost, with a dedicated trek porter for each trekker. We are many departure dates to join the group, which is an excellent option for individual trekkers and groups of friends to join the international group to the Everest base camp hike in spring and autumn in 2023 and 2024

Guide for 14 Days EBC Trek

At Mountain Monarch, we always seek to offer the finest services to our valued clients. We never compromise on our services' quality and ensure the trips are safe and comfortable. Your trek guide for this Everest base camp trek is highly experienced and medically trained to cope with any adverse situations that may arise while hiking to the base camp of Mt. Everest.

Similarly, we have a variety of trips besides this 14 days Everest base camp hike along with an excellent team of professionals. You can join our more extended 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.


Trip in Nutshell

  • Shortest walking holidays to Base Camp with a proper safety backup
  • 14 days / 2 weeks trip from arrival to departure ex Ktm
  • Best suits to experienced trekkers
  • Best price with excellent success rate reaching the EBC
  • Stunning Himalayan vistas with Sherpa culture
  • 1 Trekker: 1 Porter to suit every individual trekker's own pace
  • Full board meals with drinking water
  • Confirmed group joining departure dates
  • Trek gear sleeping bag and down jacket for use on the trek

Trip map

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek map


You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time to join this hiking journey to Everest's base camp. 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.
  • Your guide will give you a briefing about the upcoming trip, including all necessary information regarding the trek.
  • If you arrive early during the day, you can also briefly explore the city before settling into your Hotel.   
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1340 m

You will be transferred to the airport early in the morning for your Lukla flight to start the Everest 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.

You will begin your short trek from Lukla to Phakding, a famous village in the Khumbu region. You can get good views of the first Everest peak and 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.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude2650 m

From Phakding, you will make your way to the famous Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar today on the hike to Base Camp in the Himalayas. Along the way, you will pass by several small settlements, like Tok-Tok, Benkar, Monjo, and Jorsale, among others. The journey meanders along the Dudh Koshi River, requiring you to finally cross several suspension bridges to 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 decorating 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 the alpine flora and fauna of the park's sacred Pine and Maple woodlands, homes to animals like the Danphe bird and the Musk Deer.
  • Enjoy your first views of Everest Peak and many neighboring peaks, like the Ama Dablam and the Thamserku, as you make your way to the commercial hub of Khumbu, Namche Bazaar.
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude3440 m

This day is reserved for acclimatization. You will spend the day at Namche Bazaar, exploring and visiting its many beautiful 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 visit 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 the 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 on the Everest View Hotel's balcony, the world's highest-located hotel.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude3440 m

From Namche, you will beeline toward 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 of the colossal peaks en route to the Everest base camp in Nepal. Moreover, the village is surrounded by rhododendron woods that are home to many Himalayan eagles, colorful Danphe birds, and 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 
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude3800 m

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, located at the foothill of the Tserko RI beside the Imja River. The trek is excellent, and the views of the Everest massif mountain peaks are always present just over the skyline, keeping you 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 fence built to protect the village crops from the sweeping cold winds of the Himalayas 
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4360 m

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 its traditional ambiance, with its many Mani stones carved with prayers, Chortens, and Prayer wheels embedded within the Stupa walls. Of course, 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 Am Dablam, among others 
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4360 m

From Dingboche, you will follow the trail that winds alongside the Imja River towards Lobuche- a small settlement 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 
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4930 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 walk past the sparsely populated settlement of Gorakshep. From there, the path finally leads toward 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 
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude5290 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 early in the morning, before dawn. From the vantage point, the sunrise view amidst the Everest peaks is an ethereal phenomenon. The ridges 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 more accessible than the EBC trek uphill. Overnights stay at Pheriche.

  • Take the panoramic view of Mount Everest massif from the vantage point of Kalapatthar, 5550 meters.
  • Enjoy the heavenly sight of the sunrise amidst the Everest peaks
  • Trek down the terrain towards trans-Himalayan woodlands once again from the snowy fields 
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4370 m

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 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 occasion on the route to the 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 more straightforward, 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.  
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude3440 m

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 the teahouse on the Everest base camp hike in the Himalayas.

  • 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 them.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude2850 m

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 you can also visit the shops for souvenirs. 
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

Today is the last day of your Everest base camp hiking journey in Nepal. We will customize the airport transfer per your flight details approximately three hours before your scheduled flight.

  • MealsBreakfast

Everest Base Camp itinerary

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

What's Included
  • Customize domestic and international airport transfers as per your flight details
  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin share with breakfast as in itinerary.
  • Full board meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, and Coffee while on the trek.
  • Accommodation at the teahouse with private twin bedroom while on trek
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
  • Medical-trained and experienced trek leaders and trek porters with proper insurance and gear
  • Supplementary Oxygen Cylinder with a regulator or Portable Altitude Chamber with the medical kit as a safety backup
  • Free use of trek gear: quality sleeping bag, down jackets, trek Duffle bag, and 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
What's Excluded
  • 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 and drinking water on a trek

Dates & Availability

14 Days Everest Base Camp Hiking Date:

Are you looking for 2 Weeks adventure holiday to Everest base camp trekking? Here are the 14 Days EBC trekking fixed departure dates for 2023 and 2024 to join the group. Check the cost and dates of 2 weeks of EBC trekking in Nepal holidays in the Himalayas.

April Departure
Start DateStart DateApril 02, 2023End DateEnd DateApril 15, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1590
Start DateStart DateApril 09, 2023End DateEnd DateApril 22, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1590
Start DateStart DateApril 16, 2023End DateEnd DateApril 29, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1590
Start DateStart DateApril 23, 2023End DateEnd DateMay 06, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1590
Start DateStart DateApril 30, 2023End DateEnd DateMay 13, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1590

Customer Reviews

  • C
    Christoper 5.0United KingdomMay 10, 2014logo

    Fantastic Trek

    I trekked with Mountain Monarch to Everest Base Camp in April 2014. It was my first ever solo trip abroad. However, Mountain Monarch made it easy by providing airport transfers and hotel accommodations. The trek was fantastic, along with all the staff: from guides to porters, everyone in the group was helpful and friendly. 

It is definitely, one of the best experiences of my life, and I thoroughly recommend Mountain Monarch to anyone considering trekking in Nepal.

  • J
    John 5.0AustraliaJanuary 17, 2014logo

    Safe and Successful Trek

    I traveled to Nepal by myself in December 2013; as it turned out, I was the only member on my trek! Pradip and his team promised me a safe and successful walk even without any other customers, precisely what they delivered! Krish, my guide, spoke excellent English and took care of me and all of my needs; Rahm, my porter, was also excellent company and a great asset both in the tea houses and while taking my bag to the next stop.

    After seeing other companies during the trek, I was grateful that I had chosen Mountain Monarch. The daily medical checks to ensure I was acclimatizing to the altitude, wake-up calls with tea (and then evening tea with cookies after settling into tea houses!), and the loan of specialist gear like thick down jackets and heavy-duty sleeping bags are some of the things that made the company stand out from the rest! All accommodation was basic but of a high standard for the region. Food was plentiful, varied, and tasty, and all tea houses had internal bathrooms, a significant plus when trekking in winter. We also changed the trekking route due to fitness and weather limitations (Which was also helped by trekking in the low season when tea houses were not filled). Krish and I talked each day all day for the entire trek, which was enjoyable, and I now consider him a great friend I am so lucky to have met.

    Cost-wise – I could not find a cheaper company to trek with that included everything Mountain Monarch did. Although, food on the walk, medicine (i.e., Diamox for altitude sickness), and airport transfers was included, unlike other providers I looked at.

    As far as trekking alone goes – I met other tour groups on the trek at the different tea houses, so I was never without company – And I consider those people I met to be some of the best adventurers with the most varied backgrounds I could ever hope to meet!

    Pradip, all my friends, want to know how the trek went, and I recommend your company should they choose to see Nepal. My Mum has seen the photos and is considering going as far as Pangboche! Will be in contact when we coordinate dates to come back! Thanks for being part of the most exciting and best holiday I have ever had!

  • F
    Frieda And Ky 5.0Hong KongNovember 02, 2011logo

    Expert and professional arrangement

    Thanks to Netra and you for the expert and professional arrangement and care we have enjoyed a wonderful time in the EBC trekking.

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