Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate to difficult trekking in the Khumbu region of the eastern Himalayas. EBC Trekking attracts around 40,000 trekkers every year with a success rate of 95% and more. The Everest region isn't connected to the capital city by road, so a mountain flight is the only way to get to Lukla, the trailhead of the EBC trekking. The classic 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is including the day of arrival and departure and two acclimatization days.
Carrying the dreams of thousands of mountaineers, Mt. Everest stands tall at 8,848 meters in the Nepalese Himalayas. Although the summit of Everest isn't accessible to most, its base camp is. And we're here to take you on a glorious trekking journey to the Everest Base Camp, the most popular trekking destination in the world that makes you feel like you're at the top of the world.
Taking you through a winding path of forgotten valleys, past serene hills, and historic villages, the EBC trekking normal route contains gems that genuinely make you believe in the quote, "Heaven is a myth; Nepal is real." The sunrise view of Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountains from Kala Patthar (5545 m) seems unreal.
Everest Base Camp Trekking is a venture that allows you to explore the exotic flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park in the Khumbu region, along with picturesque valleys, tempting mountains, beautiful glacial lakes, massive glaciers, diverse climatic zones, and vegetation. During the trek, you will find yourself in locations that feel like paradise, surrounded by snow-capped mountains such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam alongside Everest.
Age-old monasteries and chortens still decorate the trails of the Everest base camp trekking 14 days giving a spiritual bend to your journey. The cold breeze fluttering the prayer flags against the giant mountains makes a great view to watch while taking a break from the hike. The warm smiles of the locals saying, "Tashi Delek," make you feel welcomed in this land of great beauty. Sherpas, the Tibetan descendent Buddhists, inhabit the region. You must have heard about the brave Sherpas and their contribution to mountaineering in Nepal. Imagine meeting them in person and interacting with them. Isn't it amazing?
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What to Anticipate at the Everest Base Camp Trek?
Right from the start of the trip, you'll be fascinated by the aerial perspective of the great Himalayas as you fly from Kathmandu or Ramechhap to Lukla at 2845 meters. From the very first day, you'll be surrounded by snow-capped mountains that appear nearer and clearer each passing day. The hike officially begins at Lukla, taking you to Phakding, then Namche Bazaar, the unbelievable Himalayan town with modern amenities at an elevation of 3440 meters. You'll spend a day acclimatizing at Namche and continue the trek to Tyangboche, Dingboche (2nd acclimatization), Lobuche, and Gorekshep, the highest overnight stay of the EBC trekking at 5163 meters. The landscape turns from lush green to barren lands and finally to rocky mountains covered by snow. The incredible sight of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Amadablam, Thamserku, and Pumori during the trek can't be described in words, neither can we explain the feeling you get while standing at the foothill of the one and only Mt. Everest. You have to see it for yourself!
Likewise, the cultural aspect of the Everest Base Camp Trekking is equally fulfilling. You'll pass by many small villages and spend the nights at some. You can expect a warm welcome by the locals with wide smiles and joined hands saying "Namaste" or "Tashi Delek." The main inhabitants of the Everest region are the well-known Sherpas, who's excelled in the mountains for years. These Tibetan descendants follow Buddhism, and their centuries-old culture is greatly influenced by it. You'll come across ancient monasteries, numerous chortens, mani walls, and prayer flags swaying at the backdrop of the giant Himalayas.
Besides the extreme natural beauty and warmth of the locals, you can also expect excellent trekking services from Outfitter Nepal, such as an English-speaking licensed guide, fit potters, airport transfers, flight tickets to and from Lukla, permits for the EBC trek, teahouse accommodation with 3 meals during the trek and 3-star hotel stay with breakfast in Kathmandu.
What does a typical day at the Everest Base Camp Trek look like?
Although each day brings a unique experience to your Everest Base Camp Trekking Journey, you'll follow the same daily routine while trekking except for the acclimatization days. Your EBC trekking day begins with a delicious breakfast at the mountain lodge you stayed the night. After breakfast, pack your backpacks, hit the trail of ascends, and descend for a few hours. We take a lunch break at a teahouse at approximately the midpoint of the day's hike. Your body will also get some rest during an hour or two of lunch break. Post lunch, you'll again hike for another few hours until you reach your destination for the day. Check in to your room, unwind your body, socialize at the dining hall, have dinner, and enjoy a good night's sleep.
Acclimatization days, on the other hand, are more leisurely. You can wake up late, stroll around the locality or go for short hikes between meals. Take enough rest but remember to move your body, as it is the best way to acclimatize.
Everest Base Camp Trekking - Is it right for you?
Despite the staggering elevation of the Everest Base Camp (5364 m), the trekking itself isn't that frightening. As the walk begins at an altitude of 2845 m at Lukla, the total elevation you gain as you reach the base camp is around 2500 m over a period of 8 days, which isn't extremely difficult. This is why the EBC trekking is considered a moderate to difficult trek. The trek difficulty also depends on the trekker's overall health and weather conditions. If you're in sound health and are determined to accept the challenges as you go with open arms, you're a right fit for Everest base camp.
We have records of children as young as 3 years and 7 months and senior citizens as old as 75 reaching the Everest Base Camp on foot. Everest base camp is right for you regardless of age if you're physically fit, mentally strong, and willing to train properly.
Prepare yourself for 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking
There's no hard-and-fast rule on how to prepare for the Everest Base Camp. You know the drill if you've experienced trekking in high altitudes. If you haven't, start by watching videos of people from your country who've successfully trekked to Everest base camp. Study the Everest region's climate, weather, and temperature. To get your body fit for the trek, indulge in cardiovascular workouts, weight training, and hiking up and down the hill with a backpack of 5-6 kgs for a few hours each week. Start 6 months prior to your departure.
Mental preparation is an essential part of it. Prepare yourself mentally to hike for several days in the uneven terrain of the isolated Himalayas without any healthcare facilities and spend nights in simple mountain lodges. Get to terms with the basic living facilities, constant weather changes, and high risks of altitude sickness.
Experience the lifetime adventure to the Everest Base Camp Trekking
Setting foot at the base of the world's tallest mountain is a dream of many mountain enthusiasts. It is, in fact, a lifetime opportunity to trekking to the Everest Base Camp. If you've made up your mind, just go for it. It may sound overwhelming when you think about it, but nothing great comes easy. The journey to Everest is full of challenges, but it's nothing you can't overcome. Just imagine yourself reaching your destination after days of hardships. It's a moment of great pleasure. Plus, you'd be accompanied by professional trekking guides who do this for a living and will keep you safe throughout. The mountains are calling, and we must go!
Best Features of the Standard Everest Base Camp Trekking
- Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
- Explore the Sagarmatha National Park.
- The world’s highest airport at the Syangbuche (3780 meters).
- High suspension bridges, Clourful flags, Mani Stones, Prayer Wheels on the way to base camp.
- Get chance to see the wildlife animals like Musk Dear, Snow Leopard, beautiful Pheasants and Himalayan Thar.
- Visit Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery on the way to Everest base camp.
- Unforgettable views of high mountains and Khumbu Ice fall.
- View of the Everest and many mountains from the Kalapattar.
- Visit Everest Base Camp 14 days trekking and the Khumbu Glacier.
- Lifetime memorable sunset and sunrise views from the top of the Kala Patthar.
- Wide range of scenic mountains views from Kala Patthar.
- Experience the rich culture and traditions of Sherpa people.
Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days
Thrilling flight to Lukla
The Trekking to Everest Base Camp feels incomplete without the thrilling flight to Lukla. What makes this flight so adventurous? It is, in fact, the Lukla Airport's short landing strip. It boasts one of the world's shortest runways of 525 meters (1,729 feet) and one of the world's highest airports at 2,845 m (9,334 feet). Despite the thrill, the magnificent panoramic views of the Himalayas from the flight will mesmerize you.
Hiking along the Sagarmatha National Park
The EBC trekking itinerary features diverse climatic zones and vegetation. From Phakding and Monjo onwards, you trek through Sagarmatha National Park, home to hundreds of flora and fauna. This park is listed in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites.
For a long time, Sagarmatha National Park has served as a sanctuary for endangered animals and birds. Rare wildlife here includes the Red Panda and Snow Leopard. While taking in the scenery of the beautiful Himalayas, visitors also enjoy bird watching along the trail while in the national park. Enjoy exploring the wilderness at Sagarmatha National Park with our two weeks EBC trek package.
Spending a full day at Namche Bazaar, exploring the rich Sherpa culture
Namche Bazaar is a central hub of the Everest region. Namche was initially a significant trading city in the Khumbu region, situated on the side of an arch-shaped mountain with breathtaking views of prominent Himalayan peaks everywhere. It's a fantastic location to witness outstanding vistas of Nepal's Himalayan region and mountains.
At 3440 meters above sea level, Namche Bazaar serves as the starting point for the classical EBC Trek along with other trails in the region. It's a small, vibrant market town where you can buy everything from trekking and climbing gear to Tibetan souvenirs. Namche also serves as a memorial for many mountaineering expeditions and provides information on the Sherpa people's lifestyle and culture. This small Himalayan town is well known for its yak cheese and butter.
You will be staying in Namche Bazaar for a whole day for acclimatization, allowing you to explore the town and get acquainted with Sherpa's culture and lifestyle. Interact with the locals to make the day even more special.
Visiting the ancient monastery of Tengboche
Tengboche Monastery is one of the main attractions for travelers in the Khumbu region. This historic monastery is a religious site with tremendous importance and also an excellent location to gaze at the mountain peaks.
The monastery was rebuilt in 1961 by Lama Gulu after getting destroyed in the earthquake in 1934. Again, in 1989 the monastery caught on fire. It was successfully restored later. Regardless of such terrible incidents, the Tengboche Monastery still is famed as the oldest and the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region.
Reaching the base camp of the world's highest mountain peak
It is surreal to be standing at the foot of the tallest mountain peak in the world. Some of the most famous mountains encircle the base camp at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. It offers stunning views of the Himalayas and glaciers. Reaching the base camp of Everest is a tremendous feat itself.
The Standard Everest Base Camp trekking is open for daytime exploration only; overnight stays are prohibited there. The enormous Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall are the most amazing sights you'll encounter from the site. Take in all you can before heading back from this little piece of heaven. The time you spend at the base camp is the most inspiring in the entire trekking journey.
Kala Patthar for a breathtaking Everest view
Located above the Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar (5545 m) offers 360-degree views of Everest and surrounding mountains. The EBC trek seems incomplete without a hike to Kala Patthar. Most trekkers opt to reach here and gaze at the full face of Everest, which isn't visible from the base camp.
The enormous peaks of Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse can also be seen from Kala Patthar. If luck favors you and the weather hosts a perfect ambiance, the hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar is definitely worth the struggle. The glorious sunrise painting Everest with an orange hue is a once-in-a-lifetime sight to see.
The memorials at the Thukla Pass
We cross the famed Thukla Pass at 4800 meters on our way from Dingboche to Lobuche. The pass is a memorial for the mountaineers who lost their lives during their Everest Expedition. This location is a sharp reminder of how harsh the mountains can be. As far as the 14 Days Everest Base Camp Journey goes, it will remind you of the risk associated with the attempt to summit. With all the memorials nearby, the silence and strong winds at the top of the pass might sometimes be frightening. But things like these make the trek exciting and memorable.
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Perks of Trekking with Outfitter Nepal
Out of hundreds of websites on the internet that offer Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days, there are only a few you can trust. Outfitter Nepal is a trustworthy local company registered with the government and has been providing trekking services in the Himalayas for more than 15 years.
Here're a few perks of trekking with us:
- We understand clients' expectations and have never failed to fulfill them.
- We prioritize customer safety and security. Customer satisfaction is critical to us.
- We take the Everest base camp trekking seriously and also make it a fun endeavor.
- We only hire skilled and professional local guides and porters. We evaluate our crew efficiency regularly.
- Our Professional Local Trekking Guides are skilled and fluent in various languages, including widely spoken English.
- We provide necessary trekking supplies such as an oximeter, first-aid kit, oxygen, sleeping bag, down jacket, duffle bag, etc.
- As an eco-friendly tour company, we practice sustainable tourism and encourage guests to travel responsibly.
- We guarantee the best package deal with the best services we provide.
- We have guaranteed departure dates, and we never cancel on you.
- We're open to last-minute bookings.