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Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp is one of the best travel destinations in the world. The trip consists of the same trails Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay chose to reach the summit of the world.

The Everest Base Camp 12 days trek is moderate grade trek. This means you do not need any experiences with trekking and everyone can do it. Make sure you do physical activities before a week or so since you will be walking about 6 – 7 hours daily.

You can see beautiful mountains in every trail of Everest Base Camp. Thus, it is full-on one of the most beautiful places to enjoy the panorama of mountains. The scenic beauty starts with the flight to Lukla. You will witness view of Mount Everest and Tengboche Monasteries. You will also see the most beautiful mountain in the world, Ama Dablam.

Furthermore, you will pass through Sagarmatha National Park. This is also one of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. On the trip, you will find musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and pheasants.

In the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar, you will see the settlement of the Sherpas. You will find the place with mani walls and shrines for people following Buddhism. There will be many small villages and you will find authentic beauty of the settlements.

Besides that, you will walk on Khumbu Glacier, the world’s highest glacier. You will also see Dudh Koshi River and pass through Hillary Suspension Bridge. Trekking there in the springs or the autumns will be the best timing. The views are very clear and crisp in those times. Whereas in the winters, it will be difficult to trek there.

Also, you will see the view of Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu from Dingboche. Moreover, you will also see Cholatse, Taboche, Louche West and Lobuche East peaks as well. Khumbu Glacier, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur peaks are more.

Moreover, from Dingboche, you will see the expedition team preparing for Mt. Everest. If the paths collide, you will also get to talk to them about the experience and more. Talking with strangers will give you new lessons and a different joy.

The simplicity of the Sherpas and the culture of Buddhism will surround you with peace and calm. Living a day or two with them will also give you a homely feeling even though you are away from your family.

For more details on the trip or queries, you can contact us and we will let you know.

Highlights of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek 

  • Views of mountain panorama including Mount Everest
  • Opportunity to walk on Khumbu Glacier, world’s highest glacier
  • A chance to witness the most beautiful mountain, Ama Dablam
  • Passing through Sagarmatha National Park
  • Spend time with the Sherpas of Namche Bazaar
  • See Tengboche Monastery and other Buddhist shrines
  • Natural resources along the way including waterfalls, rivers, and greenery of the forests

DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu1350 m-
Day 02Fly to Lukla , trek to Phakding2651 m3 - 4 hours
Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar3438 m6 hours
Day 04Acclimatization Day3438 m-
Day 05Trek to Tengboche3870 m5 hours
Day 06Trek to Dingboche4360 m5 - 6 hours
Day 07Trek to Lobuche4940 m5 - 6 hours
Day 08Trek to Everest Base Camp and Back to Gorakshep5364 m / 5170 m6 - 7 hours
Day 09Visit Kalapatthar and Trek back to Pheriche5545 m / 4288 m7 - 8 hours
Day 10Trek to Namche Bazaar3440 m6 - 7 hours
Day 11Trek to Lukla2860 m6 - 7 hours
Day 12Fly to Kathmandu1400 m40 minutes

Day 1
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Max Elevation: 1400 m, Kathmandu

You will arrive at Kathmandu where we will pick you up from TIA and drop you to your hotel. Meanwhile, you can take your time to stroll around to visit the temples and monuments.

There are plenty of places that you will find fascinating if you wander around. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Day 02: Fly to Lukla; Trek to Phakding

Time Duration: 40 minutes

Max Elevation: 2651 m, Phakding

Trek Duration: 3 - 4 hours

After having a delightful breakfast, you will leave for Lukla. You will go to Lukla on a plane and it will take around 40 minutes to reach Lukla from Kathmandu.

After landing at Lukla, you will start your trek to Phakding. On moving towards Lukla you will cross several suspension bridges and walk past Dudh Koshi river banks. After 3-4 hours of walk, you will reach Phakding village for the overnight stay.

Day 3
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Max. Elevation: 3438 m, Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Early in the morning, you will have your breakfast and then begin your trek to Namche Bazaar. You will walk 7.4 km from Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

You begin walking through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and cross Hillary Suspension bridge before you enter the Namche Bazaar.

After you reach the village of the Sherpas, you will rest and have your meals. You can take your time to stroll around and meet the locals. You will see the local yaks as a means of transportation there. You will also witness the head of the dominant mountain, Nupla.

You will stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 4
Day 04: Acclimatization Day

Max Elevation: 3438 m, Namche Bazaar

The fourth day is the acclimatization day. This means that your body needs to adapt to a new environment. So you need to take a day break so that you can adjust to a completely new altitude of Namche Bazaar.

The acclimatization only takes a short time for your body to get adjusted. Meanwhile, you can take your time to wander around the beautiful village.

You can know some more about the lifestyles and people there. You might get the chance to see Mount Sagarmatha from here if the weather is clear.

The simplicity of the Sherpas is something that you will remember for a very long time. You can take your time to visit the Sagarmatha National Park and Sherpa Museum.

You will spend the night there at Namche Bazaar.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche

Max Elevation: 3870 m, Tengboche

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Early in the morning, you will leave for Tengboche. You will pass through the banks of the Dudh Koshi river to reach Tengboche. You will also get to visit the local monasteries.

You will enjoy the views while trekking and the water resources will freshen up your mood. After only a short trek, you will see a clear view of the mountains. If you are early, you can also take your time to visit a military museum on the way.

After reaching Tengboche, you will have your meals and stay there for the night.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche

Max. Elevation: 4360 m, Dingboche

Trek Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Early morning, you will walk down to Indrakhola and climb up to Dingboche. At the height of 4360 m, you will see the gorgeous view of Mt. Lhotse and also the striking Mt. Ama Dablam.

You will also see a clearer view of Everest on the trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. It is a sight to cherish.

This place will also be a spot for you to take a rest and for the second acclimatization. You can take your time to get adjusted for a while and also enjoy the view. This spot is also considered to be among the best viewpoint in the region.

You will stay there the night.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche

Max. Elevation: 4940 m, Lobuche

Trek Duration: 5 - 6 hours

You will walk through the base of Mt. Lobuche. This is yet the most difficult part of the trekking journey. The roads are a bit harder to walk on in the higher altitudes.

The trails are completely safe. But, do take your time and maintain your pace with it and not hurry. You will stay overnight in Lobuche.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp and Back to Gorakshep

Max. Elevation: 5364 m, Everest Base Camp

Trek Duration: 6 - 7 hours

On the eighth day, you will walk towards the Everest Base Camp from Lobuche.

You will walk through the highest glacier of the world, Khumbu Glacier. The views of the pristine mountain are absolutely captivating when you are surrounded by the icy glacier.

After walking for about 7 hours, you will reach Everest Base Camp.

After your time at the Base Camp, you will again head back for Gorakshep where we will rest and spend the rest of the day.

Day 9
Day 09: Visit Kalapatthar and Trek Back to Pheriche

Max. Elevation: 5545 m, Kalapatthar

Trek Duration: 7 - 8 hours

Although Everest Base Camp might seem like the last destination for you but the views from Kalapatthar are spectacular.

Yes, you will trek up to Kalapatthar from where you can have the best view of Mount Sagarmatha.

So, enjoy the view while you can. And you will climb down to Lobuche for lunch and head to Pheriche where you will spend the night.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Max. Elevation: 3440 m, Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Pheriche is the other side of Nambuche. From Pheriche, you will reach Namche Bazaar in about 7 hours. But from Nambuche it takes about 2.5 hours.

This is also the short trail to reach to Namche Bazaar.

You will not stop anywhere on the way until you reach Namche Bazaar.

Welcome to the wonderful village again where you will spend another night.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek to Lukla

Max. Elevation: 2860 m, Lukla

Trek Duration: 6 - 7 hours

From Namche Bazaar, you will walk from the banks of Dudh Koshi river.

With a closer view of the river, the trek will be beautiful and refreshing as you walk away from the mountains larger than life.

This is the last destination and tomorrow you will head to Kathmandu.

Day 12
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu

Max. Elevation: 1400 m, Kathmandu

Time Duration: 40 minutes

Today you will say goodbye to the wonderful journey and head back to Kathmandu after lunch. We will take you back to your hotel and then to TIA.

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
  • Transportations, accommodation, wage, food, insurance, equipment for the guide & porter.
  • Best available lodge accommodations during the trek.
  • Pulse Oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude.
  • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
  • All necessary paper works, Everest National park entry permit.
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Himalaya Discovery duffel bag.
  • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
  • Trek Map.
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant after the trip completion in Kathmandu.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares and Nepal visa.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur.
  • International Travel insurance which included rescue.
  • Tips for the guide & porter.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the ‘Price Includes’ section.

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Trip Facts

  • Everest Region
  • 5545 m, Kala Patthar
  • 12 Days
  • 9 Days
  • 2 - 10
  • Moderate
  • 6 - 7 hours
  • Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November)
  • Kathmandu
  • Lukla

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