Highlights

  • Witness the world's highest mountain Mt.Everest.
  • Sightseeing tour to UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Observe Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and many other mountains.
  • Experience the world’s best airstrip—Lukla.
  • Acquaintance with local culture and tradition.

About Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

To give maximum satisfaction to trekkers Regulus has designed a tailor-based itinerary for the Everest Base Camp trek.  The trail of the Everest Base Camp trek is outlined to derive maximum satisfaction from limited-time trekkers. To address every need of our guests Regulus stepped up with the concept of Everest Base Camp (Basic) which will definitely satisfy trekkers in all possible manners considering their length of stay.

Elevation of Mount Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trekking comes as a fantasy to almost every trekker. Situated at an altitude of 5,364m above sea level, the Base Camp is positioned on the southern part of Mt. Everest. This Base Camp is enough destination for trekkers to get the fruitful experience of viewing various top mountains such as Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cholaste.

Trekking in this part of the world is not only limited to the periphery of fun but it has some other significance too. The vegetation, fauna, and culture of the place are equally a matter of quest among scholars and researchers.

Different species of animals and plants including endangered species are found here. Snow leopard, Himalayan bear, and Blue ship are common mammals you sight here. In terms of plants, rhododendron, pine, and fir are common flora that is adding beauty to the front of white snow walls.

From a cultural perspective, the place is well known for Sherpa culture. They are the local inhabitants of the place. They are the people without who mountain climbing is almost impossible. It is proved that these people have different anatomy due to which they can easily adapt to such altitude. Besides, the people of the area follow Buddhism and they have deep respect for Lord Buddha. The Tengboche Monastery of Tengboche is an example of how deeply they are associated with religion.

Trekking Route to Everest Base Camp

The initial point for Everest Base Camp Trekking is Lukla. It is at an air distance of around 30 minutes from the capital city, Kathmandu. Lukla airport is taken as one of the most surviving airstrips in the world. It was built by Sir Edmund Hillary.

To reach Namche Bazaar the trail is followed through Dudh Koshi.  It is situated at an altitude of 3,440m. Namche is considered a crucial trading destination among the people of Khumbu Region. It is a place where local people gather in order to purchase their basic needs. This place is also a meeting point for the people for various social purposes. It is a locality of Sherpa people.

Permits Required For Everest Base Camp Trek

The permits required for the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek are below:-

  1. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit (NPR 2000 Per Person)
  2. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit (NPR 3000 Per Person)
  3. TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System, $10 Per Person)

Everest Base Camp Trek Best Time 

The best time to go for Everest Base Camp Trekking is February to May, which is pre-monsoon in Nepal. Also, the autumn season which falls from September to December is to a lovely time to make a trek to Everest Base Camp.

Equipment List For Trek To Everest Base Camp

  • Duffle Bag
  • Hand Bag (camera, water bottle)
  • Sunscreen, hat,
  • sleeping bag
  • down jacket'
  • Safety Aid kit

Itinerary

Expand allCollapse all

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

On the very first day of your arrival you will be received by a representative of Regulus and he will transfer you to hotel. If you are not exhausted by your journey then you can roam around Thamel and have mini refreshment. Overnight in a hotel. 

    From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you explore Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel.

      We head towards Tribhuvan Domestic Airport in the dawn to catch our flight for Lukla. The air journey is about 30 minutes which seems short but very exciting. During your flight you can observe the beauty of mountains, hills, greenery and lakes. Just after landing in Lukla our trek begins for Phakding. Our guide will summarize you about the trip and we will take a porter with us. Travelling with the nature we arrive at Phakding where our day ends for today. 

        Today we trek towards Namche Bazaar through the route of Dudh Koshi. Our current destination is Monjo. To reach Monjo we cross rhododendron and pin forest. Monjo is an entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Aftre rambling some distance we arrive at Namche Bazaar where will enjoy some moment with the locals. Overnight in Namche.

          Today is a day to have a rest. Just because it is day of acclimatization we do not stay quiet. We will come across to know the culture of Namche by exploring various places here. This day is necessary in order to adjust your body temperature so that you don’t fall sick during your trekking period. Today we will even visit Sagarmatha National Park.

            Today is a day to challenge your body. We climb upwards and move above Dudh Koshi River. Moving higher we get to see the path towards Tengboche. The way is bounded by other Himalayas as well. We encounter different wildlife on our way such as Danfe (national bird of Nepal) which is very common in this region. Now the track inclines downwards to Phunkitenga from Trashinga. It is time to have a lunch. We again go upwards crossing green forest to arrive at Tengboche. Tengboche looks extremely beautiful as it is mounted by hills and forests. We will spend our night here in Tengboche.

              We again get back to our track. We move towards Dingboche crossing beautiful rhododendron forests, White Mountains and cool environment. It might be the best walk of your life as the journey gives you extreme pleasure. Overnight at Dingboche.

                Dugla is our next destination. We keep moving towards Khumbu Glacier. Walking with the view of Tawache and Choklaste takes you to Lobuche. Due to its geographical reason Lobuche is very cold. Overnight in Lobuche.

                  The day has finally arrived where your dream will come into existence. We move further towards Everest Base Camp (EBC). It is a ground place where mountaineers make themselves ready to climb the highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest, which measures 8,848. No words can describe the feeling of being here. It is really a majestic touch for making yourselves available here. In the noon we travel towards Gorakshep and spend our night.

                    Now we move towards Kalapatthar which is our immediate destination. You are in such a place where you are folded by mountains everywhere. Walking for some hours we arrive at Pheriche and break our day. Overnight in Pheriche.

                      While returning back we come across Tengboche now. The mountainous view really excites you well. We will explore Tengboche for some couple of hours. We again travel towards Namche Bazaar which is the ultimate destination for today. Overnight at Namche.

                        Today you need to cover a longer distance. But the landscapes will make you forget all your tiredness. You can be overwhelmed by visiting Lukla Bazaar. You can even buy a souvenir for your family and relatives here. Halt at Lukla.

                          Today is a day to get back to Kathmandu. We will catch a flight from Lukla. The air distance is about half an hour and you reach Kathmandu enjoying your glorious journey. You can even enjoy in Kathmandu for some time and roam around. In the evening the staff of Regulus will offer you a farewell dinner for successfully completing your trip.

                            Finally your Everest Base Camp Trekking bids a good bye here. A representative of Regulus will drop you to airport few hours before your scheduled flight. See you again!

                              What to Expect

                              • 14 days of adventure, 11 of which include 3 meals a day (L, D, B) on mountain during the trek.
                              • Basic lodge/tea houses accommodation during the trek on Himalayas (twin sharing).
                              • 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included (twin sharing basis).
                              • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla.
                              • Everest National Park permit and trekking permit TIMS (traveler security) Card.
                              • Fully-licensed, English-speaking local Sherpa  trekking guide.
                              • Porter service for carrying your luggage during the trek  (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
                              • Salary & expenses of guide & porter.
                              • Airport pick up & drops by private a/c vehicle.
                              • Kathmandu half day sightseeing tour to the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites by private vehicle.
                              • Local and government taxes.
                              • First Aid Kit.
                              • Farewell dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu.
                              • Trip Completion Certificate.
                              • International flights.
                              • Nepal entry visa.
                              • Airport departure tax.
                              • Travel insurance.
                              • Entrance fees to monuments, heritage sites in Kathmandu.
                              • Personal nature of expenses (extra showers, hot shower, boiled water,  battery recharge costs, laundry, clothing and gears).
                              • Food in Kathmandu ( also if earlier return to Kathmandu from the trek due to any reason  than the scheduled Itinerary).
                              • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
                              • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
                              • Tips to guide and porter.
                              • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
                              • Wi -Fi.
                              • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.

                              Useful Information

                              Major Attraction of Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

                              • Thrilling flight from and to Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla 
                              • The tourist hub of the Khumbu region, The Namche Bazaar
                              • The oldest monastery in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery
                              • The local mountain people, Sherpa's.
                              • Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
                              • Outstanding views of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region.
                              • The Everest Base Camp
                              • Hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint 
                              • Khumbu Icefall and glacial lakes
                              • Panoramic views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc

                              FAQs

                              1. Where is Everest Base Camp?

                              Everest Base Camp is in the Solukhumbu district of the country of the Himalayas, Nepal. It is within the Everest region.

                              2. What is the height of Everest’s Base Camp?

                              Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC) is at an altitude of 5380m or 17600ft above sea level.

                              3. How long does it take to reach the EBC?

                              The total Everest Base Camp Trek Distance is 62 Kilometers or 38.58 miles. It will take 7 to 8 days to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC) and 3-4 days to return to Lukla. Each day you will be walking less than 8-10 Kilometers, the high your trek, your speed of walking will get slower. Normally, the trek to EBC is slower because of the high altitude and possibility of AMS; you will need to adjust to the new altitudes. It is suggested to have some spare days in Kathmandu and start the trek right after the day of your arrival because of flight cancellations due to unfavorable weather conditions.

                              It is wise to follow a 12-Day standard EBC Trekking itinerary (To and From Lukla) to avoid AMS and have a smooth trekking experience.

                              4. What is the shortest itinerary for Everest Base Camp?

                              The shortest itinerary for Everest is Everest base camp for 12 days if you are willing to trek during the whole trip. But that’s not what you think, you can use a helicopter flight too. You can have a close-eye view of the region and step foot in the base camp in just 4 hours of flight by helicopter. You can also trek along to Gorakshep and catch the helicopter flight from Gorakshep and get peregrine sight and return back directly to Lukla (or Kathmandu).

                              5. Do I have a luxury option for Everest base camp?

                              The word luxury itself means comfort and everyone wants to enjoy a comfortable journey. For Everest base camp trekking, we have a package named ‘Everest base camp luxury lodge trek’ which provides overall best food and accommodation facilities. in this kind of trekking, you can enjoy the natural majestic environment with full pleasure. For more detailed information, you can check our package Everest base camp luxury lodge trek.

                              6. Which is the best season for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                              If summiting is the main concern, then the months of March to May and Mid of September to November would be nice, but we can expect pleasant weather until the end of December due to global warming. It is then that the weather is sunny and clear with dry hiking paths.

                              On the other hand, if greenery and lush flora are what excites you, monsoon, or the months of June, July and August is your time. Be warned though that the trails are slippery with sludge and most dangerously, infested with leeches.

                              The pure white beauty of a snowy mountain mesmerizes one and all. But this magnificence comes at a heavy cost. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp in a harsh winter with sub-zero temperatures and a high possibility of blizzards is an extremely difficult task. But if you do decide to undertake the journey for snow, then plan it during November, December, and January.

                              Regulus Nepal suggests that since this is a high-altitude trek spring (March to May) Autumn (September to November) and as well as December is definitely the ideal time to complete this trek successfully and smoothly.

                              7. Which permits are required for the trek?

                              Trekkers going to Everest Base Camp need two documents for the trip. The first is the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and the other is the permit for the Everest region. Both are issued by the Government with regards to Trekking Agencies.

                              8. What to pack for the Everest Base Camp trek?

                              Pack for the trek depending on which month or season you are opting for. Winter treks will demand heavy woolens, gloves, down jacket, wind and rain protectors, snow hiking boots, and other kinds of Winter trekking gear.

                              Summer/Spring will need a range of clothes like light woolens, heavy woolens, woolen caps/ beanies, hiking tops/t-shirts, hiking shorts/leggings, and a sunhat to shield yourself from the sun.

                              Irrespective of which season you are traveling, make sure to carry important documents like passport, identification proof, and required permits. If you have registered with Himalayan Trekkers, we will look after the concerned permits and passes. 

                              Other than the documents, some cash, basic medicines, sunscreen, lip balm, toilet paper, sanitizer, and sunglasses, preferably polarized one is mandatory. Female trekkers should also keep sanitary napkins handy.

                              9. Can I cancel the trip if I book it once?

                              Yes, you can cancel the trip that you have booked once but there are certain conditions. Some are mentioned below:

                              If you cancel the trip in 60 days remaining for the trip, your full amount will be refunded.

                              If you cancel the trip in the 30 days remaining for the trip, 30% of the full amount will the refunded

                              But if you cancel at the interval of 1 week or less, your invested money will not be refunded at all.

                              10. Do I need to hire a guide, porter, or both or guide cum porter?

                              The guide shows you the way whereas the porter carries your heavy lodges. Hiring both may cost you higher. So, it is better to hire a guide cum porter. Because with him/her you can enjoy the trek efficiently and your cost will also be minimal. S/he will show you the path as well as aid you in carrying your heavy stuff.

                              11. How can I join the Everest base camp trek is a group joining?

                              Everest base camp trekking can be done both individually and in a group. For a group trek, you first need to make a group. You can make your own group from your country involving your friends, family, relatives and other known people, and inform us about that so that we will be able to give you services according to that. But if you cannot form a whole group then, you can simply contact us and we will place you in a group of others.

                              12. Is travel Insurance required for the EBC trek?

                              Regulus Nepal would say that travel insurance is an absolute necessity when trekking to Everest Base Camp. This is the world’s highest mountain in question so better be prepared for any kind of emergency like trekking accidents, natural calamities, or any other type of medical emergency that may require you to be transported to cities or get treated by hospitals.

                              13. What should I do if I get sick in the middle of the trek?

                              The major health issue that can occur is altitude sickness. To avoid this problem, you have to drink lots of water. You should carry an effective medicine called Diamox and have it immediately after the attack. We will provide guides and helpers who are experienced and trained to take different kinds of precautions and safety measures in this kind of situation. If your condition becomes severe, you will be taken 300m downward from your current position. From there, you can trek again in substitute time according to the rate of your body recovery.

                              14. How is the drinking Water and Its facilities on Everest Base Camp Trek?

                              While you are trekking at a high altitude your body should be Hydrated and Energetic. Normally trekkers need to drink 3-4 Liters of water in a day depending on their body. drinking enough water can reduce the risk of High altitude sickness. Some locals drink water directly from the tap, but we don't recommend trekkers to drink water directly from a stream or tap you can purify tap water by using purification tablets or life straws. Travelers can buy mineral water in the bottle from trekking lodges, safe drinking water you can reveal it from Tea House or you can buy boiled water.

                              15. What are the weight limits for Lukla Flight and Porter? 

                              Kathmandu Lukla flight trekkers are allowed to carry 10 kg bags whereas the weight of 5 kg a handbag. In case, of extra weight trekkers have to pay the extra payment for airlines. Moreover, Porters carry maximum carriers of weight about 20 kg for 2 trekkers, so we suggest to our clients to pack necessary items only, The unnecessary items can leave in Kathmandu Hotel or Office

                              16. What about ATM & money exchange?

                              There is a good banking system in Nepal along with some branches of international banks in Kathmandu and major cities. The unit of the Nepalese currency is calculated in Rupee. In Kathmandu, trekkers can easily find authorized money exchange counters & agents. Although in high altitude trek then there is no banking & money exchange system are available. ATM is available only in Namche bank are available. But above Namche, there are no banks or ATMs for money exchange.

                              17. Is there any facility for hot shower & Laundry Services in EBC Trek?

                              Most of the trekking lodges provide hot showers but a few lodges do laundry services mainly at a lower altitude

                              18. What gears and clothes do I need for Everest Base Camp Trek (Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek) ?

                              Clothing items- Caps/Hat, Warm hats (Banie), jackets(Down, fleece jacket, Water Proof), shirts, Thermal Set( Base Layer), t-shirts, trousers/Hiking Pants (warm & waterproof), Neck Gaiter, Gloves (Inner & Insulated), Towel, Undergarments

                              Bag packs and Bags – Day Pack, at least you have a 45-50 liters backpack or Duffel bag that can put your necessary items

                              Footwear- Trekking Shoes, sandals, sucks (Warm) at list 4 pairs, Gaiters (for Winter)

                              Sleeping Bags- sleeping bags at least -15 to -20 for winter, Sleeping bag liner

                              Electronics items- Camera, Headlamp or touche with batteries, portable charger( Power Bank)

                              Accessories - Eye wears (Sun Glass), Trekking Poles, Water Bottle (Hydration Bladder), Crampons/ microspikes (For Winter only)