Everest Base Camp Trek is among the popular teahouse treks in Nepal. This trek to the base of the world’s highest peak allows you to follow the footprints of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
The moderate trek to Everest Base Camp trek offers you the life-long memories where you will get to explore the real beauty of the chain of Himalayas from the closest distance. You will walk on the terrains of the Everest region for around two weeks and follow the trails full of rhododendron blossoms on the banks of Dudh Koshi river.
On this trek to the Everest region, you will have an amazing time visiting the exotic glaciers, icefalls and the cascading waterfalls on the neighborhood of the Everest. During the trekking journey, apart from Mt. Everest (8,848 m) you’ll also see Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723 m), Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m) and many other surrounding peaks.
You will start this EBC trek after a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a tiny Sherpa village. The trail then follows many typical villages and scattered settlements of the Khumbu region. Plus, you will get to spend amazing time strolling around the popular business hub of Khumbu, Namche Bazar.
With two permits, a Local Area Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, you can even opt for the solo treks. This trek is safe for any independent trekkers but hiring a licensed guide/porter for the trek always adds fruitfulness to your trek.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a challenging and adventurous journey that one can ever indulge in. So, if you’re an adventure lover, join this amazing trek to Everest Base Camp and collect memorable experiences for a lifetime.
15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Visit some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Experience the electrifying flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8848 meters)
- Collect blessings from Tengboche Monastery, among the biggest and oldest monasteries of the Khumbu region
- Catch a breathtaking view of the chain of Himalayas from Kala Patthar
- Walk past the Khumbu Glacier-deepest glacier on the planet
- Explore the parts of Sagarmatha National Park- UNESCO world heritage site
- Witness unique Tibet-influenced Sherpa culture and lifestyle
Best Time For Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days
The best time for EBC trek is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September – November). During these seasons, the weather remains quite stable with the bearable temperatures. And you will experience the clearest views of the mountains under the crisp sky in the less humid surrounding.
During winter lots of snow may make the trails to higher altitudes difficult. Plus, many teahouses may remain closed in the higher altitudes. While during summer, the trail becomes wet because of rain. And the dense fog may obstruct the mountains views.
Despite tougher climatic conditions, if you pack well and make yourself ready to face any hurdles then you can trek in these of-seasons as well. So, the trek to EBC is doable all year round.
15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world and trekking to its base camp is an adventure in itself. Trekking to Everest Base Camp requires a good level of fitness and strong determination to challenge the changing mountain weather.
On this trek, you will ascend to the maximum height 5555 meters at Kala Patthar. So, there could be many instances of altitude sickness. And, since the mountain weather is quite unpredictable you may witness varying and unfavorable weather conditions that may add hurdles to your trek.
Plus, the mountainside routes is full of boulders and the rugged terrains with the sloppy terrains and uphill climbs. The geography, weather and the altitude may create difficulty to the trek. But if you prepare well and come physically and mentally prepared then you can beat any type of difficulty on the trek.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hours
Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final Departure
Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Tour - 1 Day
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Day Tour - 1 Day
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Day Tour - 1 Day
Day Tour In Pokhara - 1 Day