Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek - 14 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November


  • Get close to the world’s  highest Mountain, Mount Everest( 8848 m.) 
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp  see the rhododendron forests, mountain villages and glaciers
  • Stay in the traditional Sherpa village and meet local people

This world famous trek takes us up to Everest Base Camp after passing through Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Tengboche and the whole of Solukhumbu, which is nestled beneath Mount Everest and the majestic Ama Dablam (6812). The Everest Trek is one of the most thrilling adventure treks for excitement-seekers. 

The Khumbu region, commonly known as the Everest Region, is the home of Mt. Everest (8848m), the highest mountain in the world.  Though, it is also home to the Sherpa ethnic group, famous for their remarkable hospitality and their climbing capabilities.  The famed Sherpa people, whose lives are interwoven with the teachings of Buddhism, and monuments of Tibetan Buddhism (prayer flags, mani walls, etc.) add much charm to the trail.  The allure of trekking in the Khumbu area does not come only from trekking and expeditions, but also from Sherpa culture. You will enjoy learning a lot about Sherpa culture while visiting this region.

The trek begins with a hike from Jiri to Lukla. Flying to Lukla is the best option for visitors who have limited time. It is best to book your flight with a few days of leeway, as flights to and from Lukla can often be delayed depending on weather conditions. However, helicopter services and chartered flights are also available as per your request.

The vegetation at lower levels is dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees; at around 4500m the forest gives way to juniper, rhododendron, and other shrubs. The park contains a variety of mammals: the Himalayan thar, musk deer, the Himalayan red panda and the Himalayan black bear are all native to the park. The renowned Tengboche and other monasteries are common gathering places to celebrate religious festivals such as Dumje and Mane Rimdu. In addition to Tengboche, Thame, Khumjung and Pangboche are some other famous monasteries that you will come across on your travails in this region.

Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp

As per our experience, Spring (March - May) and Autumn (September - November) is the best time to trek Everest Base Camp. During this season, you can observe a vibrant environment covered with thriving flowers and overall weather is likely to be mild and warm.

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBLD
  • Max. Altitude1300m

After a 40 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will trek to Phakding. Everest Base Camp trip begins at Lukla and follow Phakding, which takes approximately 3 – 4 hours. Along the way you can have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) and Kusum Kangaru (6367m). Overnight in Phakding (2652 m).

    Starting from a slight rise to Jorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other cultural and natural attractions. During the day, you will be passing through the Sherpa villages viewing magnificent forests. Rhododendron trees, magnolias and giant firs provide a stunning backdrop to this part of the walk. En route you will be rewarded with their first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m). (Weather permitting) a steep climb up the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) which will produce more spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

      Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you should take a short day's hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to the Everest View Hotel so that we can see a clear view of Mount Everest. You can even relax and explore the culture of Sherpa in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

        From Phungithanga you find the trail climbing the forests where we might see the musk deer. Tengboche is situated on a saddle at 3870m, surrounded by  Rhododendrons. We are offered an incredible panorama view of Kwongde (6187m) Tawache (6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) and Thamserku (6608m) . We will then visit the Tengboche Buddhist Monastery which is considered as the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

          In the morning we'll have spectacular views of the mountains and the monastery in Tengboche. We will spend most of the morning in the Imjatse Khola through the birches, conifers and Rhododendrons. By following the river to the north, the path goes through several walls chortens and prayer flags around the small villages. On the way you can have the best view of Ama Dablam. After arriving in Dingboche, you can enjoy the beautiful array of fields surrounded by stone walls aiming to protect Barley, Buckwheat, Potatoes. The view of Island Peak is beautiful  from Dingboche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

            On the 7th day you will be climbing a bit and then descending, in order to acclimatize. You can go for a short walk of 400 meters, ascending Nangkartshang Gompa in the north of the range, Dingboche from Nangkartshang which offers good scenic view.  To see Makalau (8463 m), alternatively, you can follow an epic trail along the Imja Khola to Chhukung which may be longer walk taking 4-5 hours. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

              On the 8th day we will continue our trip through the Alpine region from Dingboche and concluding in Luboche. On the way to Lobuche, you have to cross the frozen river in Thukla glacier and climb up the hill to watch the magnificent views of the Cholatse, Lobuche, Nuptse and Pumori. Overnight in guesthouse.

                In the first section of trek we will start from Lobuche following the narrow space between the moraine of the glacier and the wall, then cross the tributary mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed known as Gorakshep. You will stop for lunch at the Gorakshep, then walk to the base camp of Everest and explore the area  famous for the many climbing expeditions up to the Mount Everest. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the energy of the brave climbers  of this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, we will be trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                  We will leave early tomorrow morning on the 10th day and the weather is also bright and clear most of the time which helps when climbing Kala Patthar.  Today is one of the highlights of the trip, You will be rewarded with viewing a 360 degrees panoramic view of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains. Being back to Gorak Shep, you will have breakfast which is followed by a gradual descent to Pheriche to rest for the night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                    We will walk along the hillside covered with Rhododendrons and junipers. If it is spring, you will be enchanted with pink and red rhododendron flowers around you. Before Tengboche the trail drops to Phunki Thanga, which passes through pine forests with an opportunity to see wildlife such as Mountain Goats, Snow Leopard and colorful pheasants. At last you will reach Namche for the night. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                      Today, the trail descends steeply down before crossing the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. From here, the trail becomes more flat. We pass forests of Rhododendron and Pine trees along with the view of the snow peaks in the distance before reaching Phakding.  After taking lunch you will be continuing the trek to Lukla. The last night with this crew trek will be memorable. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                        On the last day you will be thanking the porters, who were a crucial part of the trek. From Lukla, we will take one-hour flight back to Kathmandu. If the flight is on schedule, it is likely to be back at the hotel before noon and you can have a good shower and rest in the afternoon. We'll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu.

                          We will transport you to the airport.  Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan travels.  We look forward to seeing you again!

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                            Route Map
                            Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek - 14 Days Map
                            What's Included
                            • 11 nights and 12 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
                            • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
                            • English speaking local expert guide and porters( porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
                            • Sagarmatha National Park fees
                            • Pasang lamu entrance fee 
                            • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
                            • Two nights’ accommodation at three star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
                            • Airport transfers and escort
                            • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
                            • Adventure Travels Duffle/Kit Bag.
                            • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
                            • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
                            • Insurance for all staff & porters.
                            • Trekking achievement certificate
                            • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
                            • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
                            • International flight fare  
                            • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
                            • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
                            • Extra baggage charges
                            • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
                            • Extra accomodation and meals outside of itinerary
                            • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
                            • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
                            Dates and Prices
                            Date PriceAvailability 
                            Start DateStarts: MondayOct 02, 2023End DateEnds: SundayOct 15, 2023PricePriceUS$1290StatusStatusAvailable
                            Start DateStarts: ThursdayOct 05, 2023End DateEnds: WednesdayOct 18, 2023PricePriceUS$1290StatusStatusAvailable
                            Start DateStarts: MondayOct 09, 2023End DateEnds: SundayOct 22, 2023PricePriceUS$1290StatusStatusAvailable
                            Start DateStarts: ThursdayOct 12, 2023End DateEnds: WednesdayOct 25, 2023PricePriceUS$1290StatusStatusAvailable
                            Start DateStarts: MondayOct 16, 2023End DateEnds: SundayOct 29, 2023PricePriceUS$1290StatusStatusAvailable
                            Start DateStarts: ThursdayOct 19, 2023End DateEnds: WednesdayNov 01, 2023PricePriceUS$1290StatusStatusAvailable
                            Start DateStarts: MondayOct 23, 2023End DateEnds: SundayNov 05, 2023PricePriceUS$1290StatusStatusAvailable
                            Start DateStarts: ThursdayOct 26, 2023End DateEnds: WednesdayNov 08, 2023PricePriceUS$1290StatusStatusAvailable
                            Start DateStarts: MondayOct 30, 2023End DateEnds: SundayNov 12, 2023PricePriceUS$1290StatusStatusAvailable
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                            Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek - 14 Days FAQs
                            • We have joining group departure every Sunday, and Friday in peak seasons. If one of these does not fit your schedule, we can arrange an individual trek for you, whether you are traveling alone or with a few friends.

                            • As long as you are in good physical shape, you do not require any hiking experience for short treks. If you are planning a trek longer than a week, you should work out or do long day hikes at home.

                            • Following are the general idea of the personal items to be brought by a trekker to trek in Nepal. The personal items, in fact, are of individual interest, choice & the luxury. Besides, the most important fact he/she must consider is the time of the year, trekking days, region & altitude.

                              Foot wears:

                              • Hiking boots with some ankle support
                              • Training type shoes
                              • Flip - flop or slippers for use around the camp.


                              • Cotton shirts, T- shorts, jeans, etc. for day use.
                              • Socks and underwear - 4/5 that can be easily washed and dried on daily basis.
                              • Trekking suits, light sweater, a wind proof jacket or lightly padded jacket, down jacket
                              • Umbrella, sun hat, waterproof gear
                            • Teahouse Trekking is extremely standard even if it is local run guesthouse. Teahouse trek is very popular in the well - developed tourist regions including Annapurna, Everest and Langtang - Helambu regions where western, continental meals, Nepalese meal (Dalbhat), and good accommodation with attached bathroom with hot and cold shower are available in most of the places. This type of trekking offers you good food, good accommodation in the available teahouses & lodges. Camping trek is best called as Fully Organized Supported Trek. As exploratory or mountaineering expeditions, camping Trek is also organized in the same style. Camping trek includes a team of guide, cook, sherpa, & porters to give you accompany. Our porters carry all trekking gears, food, fuel, & personal belongings, & our cooks & assistant prepares hot meals & carry out, supervises the whole operations. Trekkers should carry only small bag or what they might need during the day. At night, they are provided dining tents, sleeping tents, & toilet tents, mattress, down sleeping bags as well.

                            • The government of Nepal no longer requires a trekking permit for Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and some other regions. However, conservation permit or National park permits are required for these regions. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal, where trekking permits are required.

                            • For the general trekking areas such as the Everest, the Annapurna, the Langtang & Rara, trekking permit is not required. But the following places should be obtained trekking permit:

                              • Lower Dolpo and Kanchenjunga - Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week for the first four weeks and US$ 20 per week thereafter.
                              • Manaslu - US$ 90 per person per week for trekking during Sept- Nov and US$ 75 per week during December- August.
                              • Humla- US$ 90 per person for the first seven days and US$ 15 per day thereafter.
                              • Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo - US$ 700 per person of the first ten days and US$ 70 per person per day thereafter.
                            Client Reviews
                            • Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar Trek-14 Days


                              This two-week Mount Everest Bascamp, roundtrip from a Lukla Airport, over its 100+ miles long and there mile elevation, gave me a great sense of accomplishment. My personal guide Mann was very patient with this senior hikers slow pace. His assistance on the two days we were climbing in the rain and dark until 9:30 PM was a Godscend. He held on to me as we trod in the pouring rain over steep, rocky terrain lit by the flashlight on his cellphone. The guesthouses and meals in those facilities provided a comfortable, clean respite between the segments of the trek.

                              Dennis RagerUnited States,Aug 11, 2023
                            • EBC Luxury Trek Return by Helicopter 10 days


                              Rana was wonderful to work with on my diverse Nepali program. I started with a few out of the ordinary places in Kathmandu Valley and had a wonderfully knowledgeable guide throughout. I then went on a trek to Tengboche coupled with an absolutely fabulous (Do it!!!) helicopter trip to Kala Pathar. Then went to Lumbini, with a different but equally qualified guide. As time was tight, Rana was able to make it possible that I could fit all that I wanted to do into just a few weeks. This was my fifth time in Nepal and it was as fascinating as the first time. I hope I'll be back!

                              kkrslcAustria,Nov 06, 2022
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