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Everest Base Camp Trek – 12 Days

Everest Base camp Trek Packages, Mount Everest Trekking

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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

Overview

We have projected Everest Base camp trek 12 Days  package from  Lukla To Lukla.  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.

 

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days

  • 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

Everest Base camp Trek ( EBC Trek)  -12 Days 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.

 

Best time for Everest Base Camp Trek

Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September to early December) is the peak time for the 12 days 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.

Difficulties of Everest Base Camp Trek ( EBC Trek )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.

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.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Take morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,830 m.) and trek to Phakding (2,640 m., 4-hour trek).

Our journey today will start early as our representative will pick you up from your hotel in the morning.With him/her you will take a vehicle towards the domestic terminal of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. From the airport, we will board a domestic flight to Lukla Airport (also calledthe Tenzing Hillary Airstrip). The flight will be short and provide you with the diverse beauty of Nepal.Landing on the short runway carved on the hills will be a thrilling experience as well.After landing in Lukla we will take a brief snack break and start the walking part of the trek. The trail isrelaxed as well as scenic towards Phakding. Beside the Dudhkoshi River, you can feel the trekking joy inEverest. A set of prayer flags will welcome you at Phakding. Overnight at a tea house in Phakding.

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

Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m., 6-hour trek)

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: Trek to Tengboche (3,800 m., 5-hour trek)

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: Trek to Dingboche (4,200 m., 5-hour trek)

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: Trek to Lobuche (4,920 m., 5-hour trek).

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, 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 from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m.) continue to Everest Base Camp and back to Gork Shep (5,356 m., 8-hour trek)

We will trek towards Gorakshep today. From this place, we will walk up to Everest Base Camp, then return back to Gorakshep for staying overnight since we cannot find lodges at Everest Base Camp .

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

Day 9: Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m.) and continue trekking to Pheriche (4,240 m. 5-hour trek).

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: Trek Back to Namche Bazzar (3,450 m., 6-hour trek).

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

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: Take flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

We will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of our plane for returning back to Kathmandu. Then, we will transfer back to our hotel. Remaining day to explore in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals – Breakfast
Accommodation –
No Accommodation

Cost Include / Exclude

What’s included

  • Domestic Airport Transfer (Hotel / Airport – Hotel )
  • Trekking Permit: Necessary  All Trekking Permit and company paperwork.
  • Domestic flight Ticket:  (KTM-LUK-KTM) Limit weight is 16 kg per person.
  •  Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking trekking guide
  • Trekking porter – One porter between 2 Members
  • Meals In Mountain:  3  Meals a Day  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Trekking:  11 Night Twin Sharing Lodge to lodge Accommodation during the trek ( 1 Night Accommodation with Private Bathroom In Lukla)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Trekking Equipment: Sleeping bag and Down jacket. refundable after the trek.
  • Company T-Shirt,  Duffel Bag if needed.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All Government Taxes and Service charge.

What’s excluded

  • International Air fair and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Hotel and Meals in Kathmandu
  • Hot and Bottle of Drinks
  • Wi-fi, Hot Shower, Electronic device re-charge such as Mobile, Camera etc.
  • Tips

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Trekking Equipment 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

FOOTWEAR

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

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Lukla Flight  & Weather

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 organise 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

Lukla Flight Weight Limit

They Have limit weight flight o Lukla,  you can take main luggage is 10kg. For hand luggage it is between 6-8kg

 

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.

Tips

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 trek?

When you confirmed or booking the trip, required to paying 25% 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

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