About Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days | EBC Trekking Itinerary | EBC Trek Cost
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days is one of the most famous and dream destinations for travelers globally. Having been known about the highest peak from childhood, every child who has an affection towards traveling has the wish to see Mount Everest from a closer view. Mount Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days is the perfect way to live that childhood dream. It is an adventure that leads you to the base of Mt. Everest, a journey to savor for ages.
No matter how cold the Everest region is, you will sense the warmth of the welcoming Sherpa people. Leading you miles away from the busy city life into the lap of Himalayan nature, you get to soak deep down into different cultures, religions, and languages. With some steep ascents and descent during the mild Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days Itinerary, you find yourself closer to nature in every aspect. Popularly known as the EBC Trek/ Mount Everest Base Camp Tours, the magnificent trek is all about the epitome of nature, culture, hospitality, and mountain vistas.
The 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
starts with a scenic flight to Lukla Airport
. Lukla Airport has one of the most dangerous airports in the world giving you that extra brisk of adventure. From Lukla, you ascend to Namche Bazar via the forested trails. Namche Bazar being the tourist hub of the Everest region is also the largest Sherpa village. Having different tea houses and places for acclimatization, you can take a break here and get ready for the further journey ahead. Moving on, you'll go to Tengboche monastery, the oldest monastery of the entire area. Furthermore, the trail will take you up to the Everest Base Camp with a hike to Kala Patthar.
Undergoing several villages, dense pine, oak, and rhododendron forests while getting tricked by the magnificent mountain landscapes, Everest Base Camp 14 Days Trek brings forth the supremacy of nature at your eyesight. You will get to witness eight-thousander Mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m). Not to forget, there are other peaks like Kangtega (6,782 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and Thamserku (6,623 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m) that make your journey to the Everest region even more memorable and exciting.
Everest Base Camp Trek Route
The best route of Everest Base Camp Trek is generally 12 days from Lukla to Everest Base Camp to Lukla. The main places of Everest Base Camp Trek Route is Kathmandu- fly to Lukla or Drive to Ramechhap and Fly to Lukla - trek to Phakding - trek to Namche Bazar - trek to Tengboche - trek to Dingboche - trek to Lobuche- trek to Lobuche - trek to Gorakhshep - trek to Everest Base Camp - trek to Gorakhshep - trek to Kala patthar - trek to Pheriche - trek to Namche Bazar - trek to Lukla - fly to Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
The difficulty degree of the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days is challenging. You find the path extremely hard if you don’t prepare well for the EBC Trek. Having to hike to higher altitudes, you may suffer from altitude sickness and shortness of breath. Moving forward the trail, you may find some slippery trails and also some rugged trails that causeway too difficulty in walking. It may cause some accidents too. A beginner-level trekker can’t complete the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days. You need to have some sort of experience of trekking some easy trails beforehand. You can still come to trek to the Everest Base Camp even if you are a beginner-level trekker. But, it is advised you should not.
How hard is it to trek to Everest Base Camp Trek 2022/23?
As already mentioned, the difficulty in the Everest Base Camp is challenging. The path can get a bit rugged and hard in some sections needing you to stroll on average of 6-7 hours each day. Also, the rising altitude can create problems in breathing and ultimately altitude sickness. All in all, Everest Base Camp Trek is hard for beginner-level trekkers and moderate for trekkers who have great experience in trekking.
As the saying goes, “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” Just like that, with strong willpower, good health, and physical fitness you can complete the trek with little to no complications. The EBC Trek package itinerary should also be professionally designed like 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek by the Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition P Ltd.
How to be safe from trekking complications during EBC Trek?
The perfect way to be safe from the complications during the trek is to design the respective Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary so that there are enough days for acclimatization between the adventure and fun. Himalayan Asia Treks provide a perfectly customizable Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary 2022/23 with acclimatization enough for all the trekkers, no matter their trekking expertise.
Preparing for Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days for beginners can take a toll on travelers. However, following some good routines of physical and mental practices can have a massive impact on the body's wellness first thing to try is to go on a walk daily. It is better if walking is practiced both uphill and downhill. Meditating and doing yoga can be another strength-building method to try. Doing cardiovascular training with breathing exercises also helps your body adapt to the Himalayas climate.
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days Itinerary | How long is the trek to the EBC Trekking?
Being one of Nepal's most iconic trekking areas, EBC is a must-visit place at least once in life. But not every traveler can sustain the trekking distance of the EAn averagermal Everest Base Camp Trek Distance is around 130km both ways in the EBC Trek Map. In other words, one way is 65 km which starts and ends in Lukla. Despite not being a longer route, the rugged trails make you put in that extra effort while hiking. The EBC Trek walking distance every day also depends on the EBC Itinerary. If you have more days in the itinerary the walking hours of each day can be less than of the itinerary having fewer travel days.
Note: If you want to enjoy the experience of being at the EBC while being short in days, you can try Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter
. It is a fantastic trek package for the EBC Trek admirers having less vacation time.
Accommodations on Everest Base Camp Trek 2022-2023
After a long day of the hike, your body needs rest. And, the perfect rest comes if you are at a hotel that provides you with good facilities and fantastic food. Talking about your Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation, you will spend overnight in a hotel or guest house with rooms that might be on twin-sharing terms. There is a little space and also some pieces of furniture. Also, washrooms can be on sharing basis.
Himalayan Asia Treks provide you with hotels that are perfect for you. While in Kathmandu, you get to stay at beautiful three stars hotels. The facilities are astonishing, with rooms having personal restrooms and cozy space. It also answers the question of most travelers, i.e., “Can we spend the night at Everest Base Camp?”
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trekking
Like every other trek, the best time to Trek to Everest Base Camp is generally from Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). These are the type who don’t have to worry about the obstruction of mountain vistas and slippery trekking trails. All you need to do is hike well, and have the time of a lifetime. However, it is generally not advised to go to the EBC Trek in January as the cold climate makes it extremely hard for people to hike. The trails become slick, and the view also is obstructed. Monsoon is also not a good time to go on an EBC Trek because of dangerous slippery paths caused by the vicinity receiving rainfall.
Everest Base Camp Trek Elevation: How long is the trek from Everest Base Camp to the summit?
Mt. Everest is the very best peak in the world. EBC Trek Elevation can be a problem for travelers wishing to take on the problematic factors and have the time of their life. Talking about the elevation you gain every day, and the first day is from Kathmandu to Lukla, the altitude of Lukla is 2840 meters. The top of Mount Everest is 8,848 m, with Everest Base Camp being the lowest of Mt. Everest is at the height of 5,364m. The very best point of the Everest Base Camp Tour is Kala Patthar, 5643m, from where the excellent sight of Everest never leaves your memory. Not to forget, walking for 5-6 hours consistent with day and 400m – 700m is a must. Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude goes from Lukla 2640m to Kala Patthar 5643m.
Most people confuse Everest Base Camp Trek as Mount Everest Summit Expedition. Both are different. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you get to the highest elevation of 5,364m which is at the lowest base of Everest. Meanwhile, Summit Expedition is dangerous, and you need to have immense training and permits from the government. The distance from Everest Base Camp to the summit is around 69 km. Trails above the Everest Base Camp are impossible for beginner-level and moderate-level trekkers. The hard-hitting steep climbing, altitude sickness, fear of death, and icefall make the trail above the base camp a feat only for some chosen people who risk their lives just to summit the highest peak.
Everest Base Camp Climate, Weather, Temperature
Before coming to EBC Trek, every trekker should research the climate and weather. You don’t get a frigid environment, and the temperature is moderate. Meanwhile, December-February is about extreme cold, and the snowfall is enormous. So, it is not usually suggested to go to EBC Trek during the winter. Similarly, June-August is a wet season, and the trails become incredibly slippery. September-November and March-May is the best time for an EBC Trek. You get to enjoy the trip as there is a gorgeous view of the mountain vistas with no obstruction, and there are no slippery trails.
Is Everest Base Camp harder than Kilimanjaro?
Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain, and Everest is the world's highest peak. Most people debate over which one is harder than the other. Most people say that Kilimanjaro is more challenging than Everest Base Camp, while others say the opposite. Well, Both treks are challenging at a certain level. At the same time, Kilimanjaro is a trek where you need to summit at night.
Meanwhile, during EBC Trek, you can hike in the daytime. During Everest Base Camp Trek, you have a uniform altitude gain each day, whereas summiting Kilimanjaro demands an uneven climb. Trekking at night is usually tricky as during the daytime. Seven routes are taking you up to Kilimanjaro. Shorter the trek routes, the more challenging they are. Meanwhile, EBC Trek being a popular trek, there is a well-established route with less rugged trails.
All in all, Kilimanjaro is a more challenging climb than Everest Base Camp. However, it doesn’t mean that Everest Base Camp is an easy climb. Both the treks demand you to be in your best physical shape possible with strong willpower.
Flight Information of Kathmandu and Lukla during Everest Base Camp Trekking
Forgoing Everest Base Camp Trekking, we must fly from Kathmandu to Lukla with a small Twin Otter plane. Lukla airport is Nepal's domestic airport and Himalaya vicinity airport, so there is no extra facility like in a different airport. Sometimes, flights can be canceled or delayed because of mountain weather or technical issues with aircraft. In that case, you have to pay for additional days' bills in Kathmandu or Lukla. If a flight is canceled and you have a worldwide flight in such case,
Nepal Government has introduced a new flight timetable to Lukla from Kathmandu, shifting from Ramechhap until further awareness to avoid the heavy site visitor’s congestion traffic in Kathmandu airport. The Ramechhap airport is far 130KM a long away from Kathmandu and has approximately four hours of driving.
If you avoid a flight from/ to Ramechhap to Lukla to Ramechhap, another alternative is a Helicopter Charter for five people. Generally, the Helicopter fee is USD500.00 in keeping with man or woman for one way. Helicopter constitution service is not guaranteed. After affirming your Everest Base Camp Trek, we can coordinate with the Helicopter agency for a charter for your easy transport.
Everest Base Camp Trek has been one of the top treks in Nepal. Providing you the best experience to watch out for the highest peak smiling from a closer view, the EBC Trek has everything to wow you. Be it starting from a scenic flight to Lukla, exploring the gorgeous trails, and seeing flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park, everything about EBC Trek amazes you. That’s why the EBC Trek is worth your time and money. Book your next trip to the Everest Base Camp with us, and find the joy in living life with excitement and nature’s love taking you out for a crazy ride.