About Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days leads to the astonishing area of the base camp where expeditions set up to attempt the summit of the world's highest peak, Everest. The route up to this historic area offers unforgettable beauty in the alpine paradise of the Himalaya.
The base of the world's highest peak is the very nearest to the summit that trekkers can reach without being a mountain climber on an expedition. The majestic natural surroundings bring travelers from all over the globe to admire the beauty and setting of the world's most famous climb. From Everest Base Camp, we will have up-close views of the challenging Khumbu Icefall and the desolate surroundings.
Our 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek includes some of the best mountain scenery in the Himalaya. The celebrated viewpoint of Kala Patthar (5545 mt, 18192 ft), offers up-close panoramas of Everest and surrounding mountains! At the base of the peaks is the scenic Khumbu Glacial Valley. Along with this trek, we will have memorable views of lofty peaks that soar into the blue sky.
This Everest Base Camp Trek in 14 days passes through the homeland of the famed Sherpa ethnicity. The Sherpa are especially renowned for their mountain skills. The Everest Base Camp Trek gives us a chance to observe the Sherpa lifestyle with wondrous Buddhist monasteries. Wildlife in this area includes exotic alpine animals including the elusive snow leopard and some people even think the yeti lives in the Himalaya here.
Our Everest Base Camp Trek starts after a short, scenic flight over terraced farmland to the mountain airport of Lukla. We then take our time as we allow adequate time to adjust to the high elevation. We trek north up the Dudh Kosi Valley to the destination known as Namche Bazaar, a town at the gateway to the higher Himalaya. After visiting the famous Sherpa villages of Kunde and Khumjung we continue to the famous setting of Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the region. From here the trail becomes more desolate as we move higher and closer to the expedition base camp of the highest peak on earth.
Everest Base Camp is the highest point of our trek and a thrilling achievement. We enjoy the moment and the surrounding natural splendor along with views from nearby Kala Patthar. Then we make a pleasant return journey to Namche Bazaar and a finally a scenic flight from the mountain airport at Lukla.
Recommended: Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. Air travel between Kathmandu to Lukla is frequently delayed due to weather conditions and poor visibility. Flights often get behind schedule and delays can even last for days. Under these situations, High Camp Adventure will do its best to re-schedule flights to and from Lukla at first availability. However, the possibility of postponements of flights and even cancellations is a real possibility. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra two days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In the event of prolonged delays, one option is to arrange a helicopter evacuation at your request. The additional cost of a helicopter flight would be between 500 to 1000 USD per traveler, exact cost dependent on demand and capacity. That said, we would also like to mention that it is also likely that there will be no delays whatsoever. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.
Please Note: Our Everest Base Camp Trek has set departure dates from Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable.