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If you are planning to trek to the Everest Base Camp in 14 days on your next trip to Nepal, it should more than suffice for you to fully acclimatize and enjoy the sweeping Himalayan vistas, valleys and villages along the way. Allocate anywhere between 12 to 16 days for the trek, and you will have the time of your life. Here are some recommended itineraries.

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1. Everest Base Camp Trek in 12 Days: Head to Kala Patthar

Get this view of Kala Patthar on your Everest Base Camp trek in 14 days.
Kala Patthar is the highest point in a classic Everest Base Camp route.
Day 1 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike to Phakding
Day 2 Trek through the Dudh Koshi River Valley to Namche Bazaar
Day 3 Spend the day acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar
Day 4 Trek to the Tengboche Monastery (3,870 m)
Day 5 Cross the summer pastures to reach Dingboche (4,410 m)
Day 6 Hike up Chhukung and back to Dingboche for acclimatization
Day 7 Tackle large uphill climbs before descending into Lobuche
Day 8 Arrive at Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep
Day 9 Trek to Kala Patthar for a close-up view of Everest before heading to Pheriche
Day 10 Retrace your steps back to Namche Bazaar
Day 11 Continue downhill from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 12 Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu

Can you trek Everest Base Camp in 12 days, you ask? The answer is a resounding yes. This 12-day trek traverses through Tengboche Monastery and Sherpa Museum at Namche Bazaar while passing through mountain villages, valleys, pastures and forests, all the while offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

2. Everest Base Camp Trek in 14 Days: Explore the Island Peak

Get this view from Island Peak in Everest Base Camp trek in 14 days.
Heading to the Island Peak Base Camp is a challenging alternative while trekking Everest Base Camp.
Get a porter to assist you on your Everest Base Camp trek.
Get amazing views of the Himalayas from Lobuche.
Day 1 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and head to Phakding
Day 2 Travel to Namche Bazaar
Day 3 Acclimatize in Namche Bazaar
Day 4 Travel to Tengboche
Day 5 Trek to Pheriche (4,410 m)
Day 6 Acclimatize in Pheriche
Day 7 Trek through arid vegetation to Lobuche
Day 8 Reach Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep
Day 9 Head for Kala Patthar and trek to Dingboche
Day 10 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,050 m)
Day 11 Summit Island Peak (6,165 m) and trek to Chhukung
Day 12 Return to Namche Bazaar
Day 13 Trek to Lukla
Day 14 Fly back to Kathmandu

This Everest Base Camp trek in 14 days affords you some extra time to explore the Island Peak. which is not included on the 12-day trek. You will be trekking through stunning Himalayan terrain and frozen lakes. It will be physically challenging, but your hard work will be amply rewarded. Check out our treks to Island Peak Base Camp.

3. Everest Base Camp Trek in 15 Days: Visit the Three Passes

Visit Gokyo lakes during your Everest Base Camp trek.
The Gokyo lakes at Everest Base Camp is a system of 19 lakes.
Day 1 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 2 Continue trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 3 Acclimatize in Namche Bazaar
Day 4 Head to the Tengboche monastery
Day 5 Onwards to ​​Dingboche
Day 6 Acclimatize and hike to Nagatsang Peak (5,500 m)
Day 7 Trek to ​​Lobuche via Thugla Danda
Day 8 Hike to Everest Base Camp and then to Gorakshep
Day 9 Enjoy the sunrise at Kala Patthar and head to Dzongla
Day 10 Hike up the Chola Pass to reach Tagnag
Day 11 Trek to Gokyo via the Ngozumpa Glacier and hike the fifth lake
Day 12 Sunrise view at Gokyo Ri with views of Everest and the lakes
Day 13 Continue descent to Namche Bazaar
Day 14 Trek back to Lukla
Day 15 Fly back to Kathmandu

If you are looking to do an Everest Base Camp trek in 15 days, this itinerary which includes the stunning Gokyo lakes is an absolute must. The extra time means you can stop and admire the beauty that surrounds Everest Base Camp. With not one but two sunrise hikes, this Everest Base Camp itinerary is one of the best ways to see the Himalayas. Here are our treks to Everest Base Camp with the 3 passes.

4. Everest Base Camp Trek in 16 Days: Get a Luxurious Experience

Head to Ama Dablam on your Everest Base Camp trek.
Ama Dablam is a difficult trek and is recommended for experienced trekkers.
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu and meet the group
Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s Unesco heritage sites
Day 3 Fly to Lukla and trek to Monjo via Phakding
Day 4 Head to Namche Bazaar
Day 5 Acclimatize and hike to Everest View Hotel for views of the Khumbu peaks and Everest
Day 6 Trek to Tashinga via Tengboche
Day 7 Climb the Tengboche plateau to reach Pangboche
Day 8 Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,800 m)
Day 9 Return to Tashinga
Day 10 Trek through Sherpa villages towards Mende
Day 11 Hike to Thame, home to many Everest summiteers
Day 12 Trek to Monjo
Day 13 Return to Lukla
Day 14 Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 15 Enjoy a leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 16 Fly back to your country

This 16-day Everest Base Camp trek itinerary comes with luxury lodge accommodation throughout the journey, giving you ample opportunity to rest after a long day of trekking. This itinerary spends more time in Sherpa villages, offering you a unique insight into the lives of these wonderful people. Have a look at our treks to Ama Dablam Base Camp.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy an Everest Base Camp trek in 14 days, or close to that duration. Throw in a couple of extra days and you can extend more adventure and fun. Check out our guide on how long the Everest Base Camp trek takes or consult our local travel experts for a customized trip to the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal.

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Published by Tim Green, updated on July 19, 2023

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