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it is possible to complete the Everest base camp trek in 14 Days from Kathmandu without any extra days but it will require careful planning, preparation and dedication to the trek. If you are an experienced trekker and are comfortable with a more tightly scheduled itinerary, a Everest base camp trek 14 days without a contingency day may be suitable for you.
However, as an expert local Sherpa company we usually advise to include a contingency day in your itinerary to allow for unexpected delays, changes in the weather and flights. The 14 days Everest Base Camp (EBC trek) option may be more budget-friendly as well since it involves fewer days of travel and accommodations. However, keeping a contingency day after a trek can be definitely come in handy, not just in the event of flight delays but also in case of any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or unexpected emergencies. It is always better to be prepared and have some buffer time, rather than having to rush or stress about missing flights or other important engagements.
Another thing is having a day in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla would be the best itinerary, as it will give you some time to adjust to the new time zone and to prepare for your trek. During your day in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla, you can explore some of the city’s cultural and historical sites, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites or Swayambhunath(also known as the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. You could also visit the bustling Thamel neighborhood, which is a popular tourist hub with plenty of restaurants & shops.
After your trek, your day in Kathmandu will be a great opportunity to relax and unwind. You could take a leisurely stroll through the city’s parks, visit some of the local markets and bazaars, or treat yourself to a massage or spa treatment. If the contingency day is not needed for trek purposes, it’s also a great opportunity to explore some of the local sights and culture. Bhaktapur is a beautiful city located near Kathmandu, and it is known for its rich history, traditional architecture, and vibrant markets. Exploring the city can be a great way to immerse oneself in Nepalese culture and learn about the local way of life.
Our most valued clients perfer a long itinerary. A longer Everest base camp trek itinerary allows for more rest days and gradual ascent, which can significantly reduce the risk of altitude Sickness.
Additionally, after a long and hard trek, it’s important to take some time to rest and rejuvenate. Spending a day relaxing at the hotel, getting a massage, or just taking a leisurely walk can help the body and mind recover from the physical exertion of the trek. So, overall, a contingency day can be a valuable addition to any trekking itinerary and can make the entire experience smoother and more enjoyable.
Here are some of the highlights you can expect during your trip:
Here is a possible itinerary for a 14-day trek to Everest Base Camp:
Day 01. Kathmandu- 1340M (Arrival day and Transfer to hotel) - Hotel (D)- Welcome Dinner (Attached bathroom with hot shower)
Day 02. Fly to Lukla (2840M) & Trek to Phakding (2800M) - Approx.4 hrs-Lodge (BLD). (Attached bathroom with hot shower)
Day 03. Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440M) - Approx- 6/7 hrs-Lodge (BLD) (Attached bathroom with hot shower)
Day 04. Hike to Khunde sherpa Village and Everest view hotel back Namche - 4 hrs-Lodge (BLD) (Attached bathroom with hot shower)
Day 05. Trek to Tengboche (3860M) - Approx 4 hrs-Lodge (BLD)
Day 06. Trek to Dingboche (4350M) - Approx 4 hrs-Lodge (BLD)
Day 07. Rest/Acclimatization at Dingboche, Trek to Chhukung & back- Approx 5 hrs-Lodge (BLD)
Day 08. Trek to Labuche (5018M) - Approx 4 hrs-Lodge (BLD)
Day 09. Trek to Everest base camp (5364M) - Gorakshep (5170M) - approx 6 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 10. Trek to Kalapattar (5545M) & Trek to Pheriche (4280M) - approx 6/7 hrs-Lodge (BLD) (Attached bathroom with hot shower)
Day 11. Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440M) - Approx- 6/7 hrs-Lodge (BLD) (Attached bathroom with hot shower)
Day 12. Trek to Lukla- 6-7 hrs-Lodge (BLD)
Day 13. Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to the hotel, relax day after Long Trip- Hotel (B&B) (Attached bathroom with hot shower)
Day 14. Departure to Airport and Back to Home. (B)
D: Dinner. B&B: Bed & Breakfast B, L D: Brekfast, Lunch & Dinner
Our all inclusive Everest base camp trek 14 days cost is only USD$1650 Per Person
(100% guaranteed on quality of service, quality of food, quality hotel in the city and quality of lodges on the trek)
What are included in our Everest Base camp trek 14 days pacakge ?
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Mountain Sherpa trekking & Expeditions is a local expert adventure tour operator with the main office located in Dharapati-03, Bansbari Road, Ring Road, Kathmandu 44601, Nepal and we are the top-rated Sherpa Tour operators for Everest and Annapurna trek.