About 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
Looking for a 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek in the Nepalese Himalayas without missing out the real feel of adventure trekking? The Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days is exactly what serves your purpose. This 15 days EBC Trek Itinerary is the best way to reach Everest Base Camp on foot in shortest possible time with proper acclimatization days.
The 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is meticulously planned to include arrival and departure days from and to Nepal as well as rest days in Namche and Dingbuche. Hence, there is a very little probability of getting acute mountain sickness while on the 15 Days Trek.
The Everest Base Camp hike has gained popularity since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa successfully ascended Everest in 1953 A.D. Today, the Everest Base Camp has become the top destination for millions of hikers from around the globe who want to sneak a peek of Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 8,848 meters. The breathtaking Himalayan vistas you’ll see in this 15 days Everest Base Camp also include the Khumbu icefall and other mountains in the Everest region.
Let’s proceed further to get an overview of what it’s like to embark on this 15 days hiking journey to the magnificent Everest Base Camp. We, at Outfitter Nepal, guarantee you a safe and joyous trek to the foothill of the great Himalayas.
Take a thrilling mountain flight to Lukla
Documentaries on Discovery and National Geographic claim that Lukla Airport (also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport) is the most dangerous airport in the entire globe, considering the runway’s steep gradient.
Small twin-propeller Dornier aircraft with a maximum capacity of 14-passenger are used for the epic 30-minutes flight. The experience is made more realistic by the non-pressurized cabins of these tiny aircraft. Cloudy weather and changing air pressure in the high mountains sets you up for a turbulent journey.
Explore the adventurous trail through Sagarmatha National Park
The 15 days trek route to Everest Base Camp features a variety of climate zones, with unique animal and plant life. After Phakding and Monjo, you traverse through Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna.
Sagarmatha National Park has long served as a haven for birds and animals that are on the verge of extinction. The Red Panda and Snow Leopard are two uncommon species found here. Visitors take pleasure in bird watching as well as the scenic Himalayan views. Enjoy the 15 days trek to Everest Base Camp experiencing the Sagarmatha National Park's ambient environment.
Experience the rich culture and unique lifestyle of local Sherpas
You will stay the night in various villages of the Everest region during this Everest Base Camp 15 days Trek, where you can learn about Sherpa culture and customs. Everyone here is friendly and accommodating. They would be thrilled to part-take in the conversation and perhaps share legends that date back hundreds of years.
Visiting ancient monasteries and chortens enables you to immerse into the rich Buddhist culture of the locals. Most Sherpa youth are engaged in risky mountaineering jobs as other choices of occupation are limited in the remote Everest region.
Take a rest day at the modern Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar
Historical commercial hub, Namche Bazaar located at 3440 meters above sea level is well-known for its artisanal yak cheese and butter. It is situated on the side of an arch-shaped mountain with breathtaking valley-wide views of the enormous Himalayan peaks. Despite its growth, Namche Bazaar has preserved its storied history, traditions, and warm hospitality.
Namche is full of modern amenities including shops, eateries, bars, hotels, and ATMs. The narrow alley in the Namche market, which is shared by yaks, monks, Sherpa traders, and locals, presenting a fresh perspective around each corner.
Witness several mountain peaks in the Khumbu Region
The Everest Base Camp 15 Days Trek provides breathtaking views of several Himalayan peaks above 8,000 meters, including Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), among others. The Everest region also comprises other magnificent mountains like Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 (6,679 m).
You will be awed by the stunning mountain scenery of the aforementioned Himalayas as you stand in the shadow of the tallest mountains in the world. This is why the Everest Base Camp 15 Days Trek is one of the most popular and spectacular treks in Nepal.
Hike to Kala Patthar for a clear view of the Everest summit and other mountains
Kala Patthar, which is situated above the Everest base camp at the height of 5644 meters, provides 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains as well as Everest. The Everest Base Camp tour may seem incomplete without an early morning hike to Kala Patthar, as you can only see the Everest summit from here and not from the base camp itself. You can enjoy the glorious sunrise covering the bright white mountains with orange hue.
Furthermore, from Kala Patthar's view point, one can observe the massive peaks of Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse. The trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar is unquestionably worthwhile if your luck holds and the weather creates the ideal atmosphere for a brilliant sunrise.
What does a brief itinerary of the 15 Days Everest Base Camp look like?
The 15 Days Everest Base Camp hiking trip is begins with a quick but stirring flight to Lukla. After that, you begin your hike to Namche Bazaar along the Dudh Koshi River. After a day of acclimatization in Namche, you begin the adventurous Trek to Everest Base Camp 15 Days, passing through Sagarmatha National Park. You continue your trek to Tengbuche and Dingbuche before arriving at Everest Base Camp. The route is decorated with wildflower blooms, small villages, alpine forest, Buddhist monasteries and more. To see the magnificent view of Everest and the other Himalayas, you will ascend to Kala Pattar, where you'll witness the out-of-the-world Himalayan sunrise. You follow the same route back to Lukla, where you get a flight back to Kathmandu.
The above itinerary is a standard 15 days Trek to Everest Base Camp. However, we can alter the itinerary to suit your preferences. We can arrange the Trek to Everest Base Camp in 13 days if you have time restrictions. Or, if you're flexible enough, you may complete the trek in 15 days. (cost is subject to change based on the number of days)