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Everest Base Camp Trek -12 Days

Nepal, Mount Everest Trekking

EBc Trek 12 Days
Trip Facts
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Trek Duration 12 Days
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Mode of Trip: Tea-House / Lodge Basis.
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Maximum Hight 5545m
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Grade : Moderate
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Group Size 2-12
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Best Time to Trek October , November / March, April

Overview

We have Projected 12 Days Everest Base camp Trek package service start from Kathmandu domestic airport to Kathmandu Domestic Airport.   This 12 Days  Everest Base Camp Trekking journey starts from Lukla after 35 Minuit flight from Kathmandu and hike up to KalaPattar reaching at an altitude of 5,500m from where awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest and several peaks close to your eye level. The final destination  is the base camp of Mt Everest. (5356m) where the all climbing starts to scale the world’s highest peak. This 12 days Everest base camp itinerary is   Hike to Kalapather and  base camp with  2  acclimation day  so it is relax and comfort itinerary.

The  EBC  Trek  12 days leads you through the Khumbu Valley and follows the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa. While trekking through the exciting routes, you can experience the immense beauty of the surround World Heritage Site Sagarmatha National Park, outstanding breath-taking vistas of 4 highest peaks in the world. Also you will experience the various Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa culture steeped in history and tradition.

12 Days EBC Trek Highlight

  • Picturesque view of towering snow peaks such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku
  • Overwhelming and informative tours of popular cultural sites
  • Incredible places to visit like Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Kalapatthar
  • Glimpses of the gently rolling hills, deep valleys, and gorges
  • Two days acclimatization
  • Explore unique traditions, cultures, and lifestyles of people in the Himalayas
  • Chance to witness rare species of wild animals and birds, including snow leopard, marten, Impeyan pheasant, and  red-billed chough
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park

12 Days Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Take morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,830 m.) and trek to Phakding (2,640 m., 4-hour trek).
Day 02: Trek From Phakding to Namche Bazzar. (3440m 5 hour)
Day 03: Acclimation Day In Namche
Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867 m., 5-hour trek).
Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,260 m., 5-hour trek).
Day 06:  Acclimation Day
Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 m. 5-hour trek).
Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m.) and continue to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m.,) and return to Gorakshep (6-hour trek).
Day 09: Early morning, hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m.,) and trek to Pheriche (4,240 m. 5-hour trek).
Day 10: Trek from Phireche to Namche Bazzar (3,467 m., 6-hour trek)
Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m., 6-hour trek)
Day 12: Take flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Our 12 Days  Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The total cost of the package mainly depends on the routes, highlights exploration, side detours, services, and amenities during the trekking.  General cost of the EBC trek ranges between US$ 1,000 to US$ 5,000. However, if you want variations in the trial or additional services, you can customize the package per your requirements.

Our 12 days standard package costs around US $1150 per person, including permits for Khumbu Valley and Sagarmatha National Park, domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla route), meals a, 11-night accommodation,  guides, and all government expenses and service charges.

However, some expenses are not included in the package. The expenses of the porter, tips to guides and porter, and other personal level expenses like hot and bottled drinks, Wi-fi, Hot Shower, Electronic device recharge such as Mobile, Camera and personal travel insurance, and emergency rescue evacuation are all from the pocket of trekkers.

1 People  USD 1650
2  People group USD 1250 Per Person
3 People USD 1230 per person
4 -6 People Group USD 1180 Per Person
7-12 People group  USD 1150 Per Person

Option of package beside 12 days EBC

Adventure Great Himalaya offers a range of packages tailored to suit every traveler’s preferences and budget. Take a look at the types of packages we provide along with their respective costs and services:

  1. Standard Package: 15 Days ( Including 3 Nights *** Hotel in Kathmandu)

    • This Standard package ensures a comfortable journey with services such as a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, meals, hot drinks, and accommodation.
  2. Comfort Package: 16 Days

    • For those seeking extra comfort, our Comfort Package includes a stay at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu, all transportation, meals, trek assistants, and private bathroom accommodation in the mountains.
  3. Luxury Package: 16 days ( with Best 5 star Lodge)

    • Indulge in luxury with our Luxury Package, featuring upscale lodge accommodations and a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu. Additionally, each trekker will have a dedicated porter to assist throughout the journey.
  4. Budget Package: Just Guide and Permit, Flight ticket

    • Perfect for those on a tight budget, our Budget Package covers essentials such as permits, a guide, and a flight to Lukla. You’ll have the flexibility to manage your meals and accommodation expenses according to your budget.

Trip Detail Itinerary

Day 2

Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3,440 m., 6-hour trek)

  Trekking Distance:-  10 Km
  Altitude :-  3440m,
 Trekking Duration:-  6, 7 hour

You have a moderate day of trekking adventure today towards Namche Bazar. A good breakfast will be perfect to start your trek today at Phakding. After a couple of hours, you will find yourself at Monjo.,

Monjo is the entrance point of the Sagarmatha National Park. Enter here with your permits to continue on your trek. The views of Thamserku and Ama Dablam are mesmerizing from this section.

Nearing Namche Bazar you can also enjoy the first sighting of the Everest peak in the distance given the weather is clear. A rising local trail will then take you to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a hotel in Namche.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation – Lodge to Lodge

Day 3

Acclimation In Namche Bazzar

Namche Bazzar is the center of trekkers and visitors in the Everest Region. It is a large mountain town with every major service/facilities/shop that you will need during the trek. Our first acclimatization here will aid you to know more about the local lifestyle and culture of the Khumbu region.

Head out for a short hike to the nearby Khumjung village and explore the Khumjung Monastery. There are plenty of interesting shops to spend some time in as well while you are here. Rest for the day in a teahouse at Namche Bazar.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation – Lodge to Lodge

Day 4

Namache / Tengboche (3,800 m., 5-hour trek)

  Trekking Distance:-  9.5 Km
  Altitude :-  3800m,
 Trekking Duration:-  5 hour

Starting from Namche you will gradually gain elevation each day until you’ve reached the Base Camp. Due to this reason, your trekking days are balanced to give you the best experience alongside safety. You will have a moderate walk to Tengboche today.

Starting the day with a quick downhill to cross the river you will have a scenic trail next leading towards the overnight stay. As you get closer to Tengboche you can enjoy a sublime view of Ama Dablam peak right over your shoulder.

In the distance, the Everest Massif is also visible and recognizable. After reaching Tengboche rest for a while and enjoy the views. In the evening visit the Tengboche monastery to see the prayers of the monks here. You can also admire the arts and paintings in one of the biggest monasteries of Eastern Nepal here. Return to your teahouse and rest for the day there.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation – Lodge to Lodge

Day 5

Tengboche / Dingboche (4,200 m., 5-hour trek)

  Trekking Distance:-  9.5 Km
  Altitude :-  4200m,
 Trekking Duration:-  5 hour

A short but challenging trail awaits you today as you head towards Dingboche. Enjoy an epic sunrise from Tengboche and we will start the walk after breakfast. Besides the Imja valley, you can also soak in the surrounding views to enjoy.

You can stop in Pangboche for the lunch. Similarly, trekkers can also push for Dingboche and have a brief snack break at Pangboche. The trail rises steeply and crosses the Imja River just before Dingboche. Covering a section of rocky ridges you will arrive at Dingboche in the afternoon. Overnight at a teahouse in Dingboche.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation – Lodge to Lodge

Day 6

Acclimation Day in Dingboche

Dingboche will be your second Acclimatization Stop. It is perfectly situated at 4200 meters of elevation and will be great for the high-altitude trekking coming ahead.

The only alternative to Dingboche will be Pheriche but the trail is sparsely traveled during the Everest Base Camp Trek. Your day hike to Nangkhartshang Peak (5083) is one to remember today as it showcases sublime views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Tawache, Nuptse, and several other peaks of Everest. Return to Dingboche and rest for the day. Overnight at a teahouse in Dingboche.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation – Lodge to Lodge

Day 7

Dingboche / Lobuche (4,920 m., 5-hour trek).

  Trekking Distance:-  8.5 Km
  Altitude :-  4920m,
 Trekking Duration:-  5 hour

Leaving Dingboche after breakfast we will continue on the EBC trail to reach Lobuche today. The trail goes parallel to the Pheriche valley passing small yak pastures and several mountain streams. You can have a close view of Cholaste and Ama Dablam Peak on the first section of the trek. The trail then rises steeply towards the Thokla Pass.

From the top of Thukla , you can enjoy the views of several mountains over the 7000 meters marks including Nuptse, Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar. You will cross the pass and have a relaxed hike on a rocky path towards the small settlement of Lobuche. Overnight at a teahouse in Lobuche.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation – Lodge to Lodge

Day 8

Trek EBC , 5367m,/ Gorak Shep (5,170 m.) 8-hour trek)

Trekking Distance:-  11.5 Km
  Altitude :-  5367 m,
 Trekking Duration:-  8 hour

This day marks the longest and most important day of our Everest Base Camp trek, the one we have been waiting for! After an early morning breakfast, we commence our trek towards Gorakshep. Gorakshep offers warm hospitality and local cuisine, where we stop for an hour for lunch. After lunch, our journey towards Everest Base Camp challenges us through cliff rocks and icy trails.

Accomplishing this challenge and achieving our goal, we get closest to the majestic Mount Everest and the magnificent glaciers surrounding it. We can also see numerous tented camps for Everest climbers during the Spring season. We take some time to observe and feel the serenity that the majestic mountain offers, click some pictures to capture the moment, and continue our journey back to Gorakshep. Since there are no lodges at the Everest Base Camp, we stay overnight at Gorakshep.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation – Lodge to Lodge

Day 9

Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m.) trekking to Pheriche (4,240 m. 6-hour trek).

Trekking Distance:-  10.5 Km
  Altitude :-  4240m,
 Trekking Duration:-  6 hour

Early morning, hike to the top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, this will be the highest spot of the adventure, offering incredible views of mountains with Mt. Everest at closest. After a great moment, we return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek to Thugla, and downhill to Pheriche on windy valley for overnight stop

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation – Lodge to Lodge

Day 10

Phirinche / Namche Bazzar (3,450 m., 6-hour trek).

Trekking Distance:-  14 Km
  Altitude :-  340m,
 Trekking Duration:-  7  hour

Return journey much easier as the walk drops heights every few hours, walk downhill with few short ups to Pangboche and then to a bridge with two hours climb to Tengboche. Stop for lunch in Tengboche, then continue to Namche Bazzar. Over night at Namche Bazaar.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation – Lodge to Lodge

Day 11

Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840 m., 6-hour trek).

Trekking Distance:-  13 Km
  Altitude :-  2840m,
 Trekking Duration:-  7  hour

Morning walk leads back to Phakding and from here back to Lukla with last and final climb of this fabulous adventure, on reaching Lukla, celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation – Lodge  with Private Bathroom

Day 12

Lukla / Kathmandu by Flight

We will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of our plane for returning back to Manthali, Ramechhap then drive back to Kathmandu.

Meals – Breakfast
Accommodation –
No Accommodation

Cost Include / Exclude

What’s included

  • Airport Transfer –From Our Office  to Airport  / Office ( In Thamel)
  • Permit:  All Necessary Trekking Permit and company paperwork.
  • Domestic flight Ticket:  Kathmandu to Lukla – Kathmandu,  Limit weight is 16 kg per person.
  •  Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking trekking guide
  • Trekking Porter- carry your luggage
  • Meals -3 meals a day during the trek ( breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
  • Hot Drinks – Teaa/ Coffee
  • Accommodation in Trekking:  11 Night Twin Sharing Lodge to lodge Accommodation during the trek
  • Adventure Great Himalaya  Duffel Bag , Sleeping bag ( return after the trek)
  • Oxe -Meter- To Check your oxygen saturation and heart rating
  • All Government Taxes and Service charge.

What’s excluded

  • personal Travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation.
  • All  kinds  of drinks
  • Wi-fi, Hot Shower, Electronic device re-charge such as Mobile, Camera etc.
  • Extra Porter  – USD 225 Per porter
  • Tips for guide, Porter

More Trek Info

Best time to for 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September to early December) is the peak time for the  Visit to  Everest Base Camp trek. With warm days and chilly nights, the weather is unreal during the season. The temperature is rising in both seasons, but Autumn is slightly cooler than Spring.

Days are long and bright in Spring with extra hours of sunlight. Autumn has daylight for several hours as well, but it gets dark pretty quick in the evening. There’s a blast of cold wind in the air at the mountains in the season.

As the snow melts, spring flowers begin to blossom, making the entire valley beam. The sky is clearer than ever in Spring, making it easier to spot the sweeping landscapes, lofty hills, and mountains even from a distance. Meanwhile, Autumn delights visitors with the vivid bright fall foliage, glistening snow peaks, and steep-sided valleys.

Here are more information about  Best time to go EBC trek

Difficulties of  Everest base camp 12 days

Everest Base Camp Trek is hands down one of the best hikes in the world. It has a moderate hiking trail, which can be navigated even by an amateur. Surely, the courses are long but with improved physical preparation, they can easily get it done. In our 12 days Everest base camp trek, you will have less chance of suffering from altitude sickness as we have arranged two days for acclimatization.  Get more information for  ebc trek difficulties

12 days Everest base camp Trek Route

The trails start at Lukla, one of the oldest Sherpa towns. It follows the steep hills off the mountainside and from the bank of Dudh Koshi River. The path takes an uphill climb with a few twists and turns to arrive at Phakding. From here, the trek continues its journey through Sagarmatha National Park and several remote villages.

Crossing the suspension bridge and walking past Jorsale, the trail makes a stop at Namche. Trekkers spend a day in the village to acclimatize and hike Everest Hotel View to have a pre-glimpse of Mt. Everest with Ama Dablam and Thamserku.

The trek from Namche to Tengboche is continuously upward for the first few hours. Once they climb the hill, the trail gets even with a level-ground walk up to Tengboche. Before heading to Dingboche on the next day of the trip, trekkers visit Tengboche monastery.

The walk from Tengboche starts with gently sloping downward, but after crossing the river, the trail gains an elevation once again. Trekkers spend most of their day climbing the route from the edge of the river valley.

They travel rugged hills and stone stairs which could take 6-7 hours. Nestled at 14,468 ft, Dingboche is another popular stop for hikers to adjust to the weather and temperature. To make the most of the day, they visit Chhukhung Valley, which offers a spectacular view of Island Peak, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.

As you finish the day at the village, the trek makes further progress by heading to Lobuche. The trails are rough and unpaved on this section, so it takes approximately 5-6 hours to arrive at the village.

The final push to Everest Base Camp begins with a walk over the loose rocks and boulders. The trail has a series of steep switchbacks which end at Gorakshep, a seasonal rural settlement. The trail continues to walk along the edge of the frozen glacier and onto the rocky hills with debris to reach Everest Base Camp.

Upon arrival at the camp, you’ll get a terrific shot of surrounding lofty hills, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and icefalls. Stunning glimpses of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam can be witnessed from the base.

After the sightseeing, you retrace the steps back to Gorak Shep and stay overnight here. Early next morning, you’ll ascend the rocky hills of Kalapatthar to watch the beautiful sunrise view. After watching the shimmering mountains and snowy ridge, you’ll climb down the hills back to Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche.

Out of the Pheriche Village, the trail passes through a lush green forest filled with rhododendron and juniper, crossing the Imja River, the trail climbs down the hills and into the forest before arriving at Namche Bazaar.

Descend gently and meander through the rolling hills and alpine forests on the last day of the 12 days Everest base camp trek. Passing the rural settlements and down the hills, the trail ends at Lukla. At the town, we board the flight to return to the valley.

12 days ebc  Trek Accommodation

One of the biggest merits of the EBC trek is being one of the mainstream trekking trails in Nepal. Though the trail is located in a rural area, the trails are well-maintained, and facilities are well-organized. Numerous teahouses, lodges, and opulent hotels offer lodging options along the paths.

The most popular form of accommodation is tea houses or lodges; however, there are few luxurious hotels that can provide comfortable and upscale accommodations. If you subscribe to a standard 12-day Everest base camp package from us, we will provide accommodations in the teahouse or lodge for 11 nights. You will have an equipped room on a shared basis with two adjacent beds. The beds will have comfortable mattresses, pillows, and cozy blankets.

In terms of the bathroom, it will be a Western style at a lower altitude, but as the altitude increases, only a squat bathroom may be available. However, you will need to use a bathroom in a shared vicinity on the standard package.

If you want to have more upscale accommodation, then you can upgrade your package to luxury or custom-tailor. However, it is important to remember that lodging choices can differ in availability and quality according to the time of year, the particular hamlet or trip halt, and the season. Since you have chosen our standard package, you will be hassle-free from all the above stuffs..

Meals During EBC Trek

You might be wondering if there will be enough food options for me to adjust, given that the trail is situated in a rural location. Don’t worry. Trekking on the EBC trail is popular during both the peak and off-season

So, to accommodate trekkers from all around the world and make them feel fulfilled, the teahouse and lodge owners have a wide menu. During your whole 12-day journey, you will be able to cleanse your palate with a wide range of delicacies. All three meals of a day, i.e., breakfast, lunch, and dinner, fall under the package.

Your teahouse menus along the trekking trails will feature a variety of specialties, such as Tibetan and Indian cuisine-inspired menus, traditional foods from the area, and other foreign specialties.

For Breakfast: You will be able to enjoy some light breakfast like bread toast with butter, cornflakes, pudding, soup, cereals, oatmeals, pancakes, paratha, juice, fruits, and many more.

For Lunch and Dinner: You can expect daal bhaat tarkari, thakali khana set, momo, chow min, thukpa, spaghetti, dhindo, gundruk, steak, etc.

Required Travel Insurance for 12 days of EBC trek

Investing some amount in insurance is important, and while facing adventurous trekking like Everest Base camp, travel insurance is the crucial preparation you need to make beforehand. Any accidents or mishaps can be possible in all these trekking journeys, so taking precautions is the best solution.

However, this standard package does not cover travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuations, so it is a must to have personal travel insurance to safeguard yourself from uncontrollable

circumstances. Therefore, you must be insured against all medical and personal accident risks that will cover all your medical expenses, air ambulance, and helicopter rescue services. Additionally, it is better to take out cancellation insurance.

Moreover, you need to take an insurance policy that will provide adequate protection. For instance, you have not taken any insurance policy, but due to rugged and steep terrain, you fractured your leg and need to be immediately treated. For that, you will need a helicopter to rescue. Since there is no travel insurance coverage, all the cost of helicopter evacuation and medical expenses will be taken from your pocket, making it costly.

Therefore, you will need personal travel insurance coverage to save you from potential risk.

 

Lukla Flight  & Weather  to ebc 12 days Trekking

The Flight to Lukla or return from Lukla to Kathmandu Might be cancel due to bad weather. It can happen day and day. Even peak season. If your flight is Cancel that means you’ll have to reduce the number of days on your trek.

If   Regular flight cancels, there is Helicopter available. Occasionally the planes can’t fly but helicopters can; if the trek team prefers this option we can organize it, but there would be a supplemental charge and exact costs can’t be guaranteed until the time as prices are based on demand / supply. As an estimate you can expect to pay between $300 – $500pp for a chopper to / from Lukla.  This cost must be paid for by the clients in full at the time

 

12 Days EBC Trek – Electricity & Plug Sockets

Nepal’s Electricity is 220-240 Volts and 50 MHZ (some countries like U.S and Canada are 110-120 volts/60 MHZ). In Nepal electric Plugs are of two or three round prongs and flat prongs are also available in multi-plugs and extension cords. We recommend to take adapter, converter and charger kit if you plan to carry electronic devices in Nepal. You can find these items in electronic store in Kathmandu as well.

 

Tip for Guide in 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

10% of the cost of your trek is the average tips to given your guides and porters; It is kind and respectful amount to pay to your team. You can pay any amount above the minimum as per your service and satisfaction level.

 

How to book this 12 days ebc  trek?

When you confirmed or booking the trip, required to paying 20% trip deposit along the copy of passport. After receive it we will send final confirmation letter. Click below link for Booking Terms & Condition
Booking Terms and Condition

Packing List

 

BAG/ RUCKSACK

  • Duffel bag or rucksack for our porter to take your gear
  • Day pack for carrying your personal things like Money, Camera, water and snacks etc
    Waterproof pack cover or dry bags

Gears

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket

Head Weare

  • Sun Hat
  • sun glass
  • Warm hat

FOOTWEAR

  • Weatherproof walking boots or shoes
  • Inside footwear (flip flops)
  • Multiple pairs of warm socks

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Cost & Date

Note: The below Price and Travel date is for the Group Join Basis. If you take private trip all travel dates are guaranteed. Private Trip

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