Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days

Overview

  • Duration12 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate 
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • ActivityTours and Hiking
  • Group Size8 People Maximum
  • Max Altitude5,545 m. Kala Patthar

About Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days

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

The 12-day Everest Base Camp trek is a moderate grade trek. This means that you don't need trekking experiences, and anyone can do it. Make sure you do physical activities like jogging, running before a week or so because you will be walking about 5 - 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.

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.

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.

Highlights

  • Views of Himalayan panorama including Mount Everest
  • A chance to witness the most beautiful mountain, Ama Dablam
  • Spend time with the Sherpas of Namche Bazaar
  • See Tengboche Monastery and other Buddhist shrines
  • Highly experienced native Sherpa guide

Itinerary

  1. Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu

    You will arrive at Kathmandu where we will pick you up from the Airport 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 in Kathmandu.

    • Accommodation:Optional
    • Meals:No
    • Maximum Altitude:1,400m
    • Time:Rest day
  2. Everest Base Camp trekking adventure starts on the second day with a scenic flight from Manthali,airport to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m).

    Update: Kathmandu to Lukla flight has been shifted to Manthali airport, Ramechhap. During peak seasons spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) due to increased traffic as well as renovation in Kathmandu airport since March 2019. Manthali airport can be reached within 4 to 5hour drive from Kathmandu.

    This means you need to wake up very early in the morning around 2:30 am to go for a drive and catch your early morning Lukla flight from Manthali. Night travel is required as there are only few hotels available in Mathali and the flights to Lukla all leave in the morning.

    The flight is itself a remarkable and exciting 20 minutes across the mountain range. On arrival in Lukla, we start our trek with a 3-hour hike to Phakding Village.

    Note: if you wish to avoid the night road journey to Manthali talk to us about taking a helicopter directly from Kathmandu to Lukla.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,651m
    • Time:3 hours
  3. After breakfast, then begin your trek to Namche Bazaar. You will walk about 7km 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 Khang.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3,438m
    • Time:5 - 6 hours
  4. Today 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.

    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.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3,438m
    • Time:Rest day
  5. Today, 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.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3,870m
    • Time:5 hours
  6. After breakfast, 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 Mount Everest on the trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. It is a sight to cherish.This spot is also considered to be among the best viewpoint in the region.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4,360m
    • Time:5 hours
  7. You will hike through Mt. Lobuche's base. This is yet the hardest part of the trekking trip. The trails 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 don't hurry. You will spend the night in Lobuche.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:4,940m
    • Time:5 – 6 hours
  8. On the 8th day, you will walk towards the Everest Base Camp from Lobuche.

    You'll walk through the world's highest glacier, the Khumbu Glacier. When you are surrounded by the icy glacier, the view of the pristine mountain is truly mesmerizing.

    You will reach Everest Base Camp after walking for about 7 hours. You will head back to Gorakshep after your time at Base Camp, where we will rest and spend the rest of the day.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:5,364m
    • Time:6 - 7 hours
  9. Although Everest Base Camp might seem like the final destination for you but the views from Kalapatthar are magnificent.

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

    So, enjoy the view while you have it. And you will hike down to Lobuche for lunch and head to Pheriche where you will stay overnight.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:5,545m
    • Time:7 hours
  10. Pheriche is the other side of Dingbuche. You will reach Namche Bazaar from Pheriche in approx. 7 hours. This is also the short route to reach Namche Bazaar.

    Until you reach Namche Bazaar, you will not stop anywhere on the way. Again, welcome to the lovely village where you will spend another night.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3,440m
    • Time:6 - 7 hours
  11. From Namche Bazaar, you will walk again from banks of Dudh Koshi River, with a closer view of the river, the trek will be beautiful and refreshing.

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

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,860m
    • Time:6 - 7 hours
  12. Today, you will say goodbye to the wonderful journey and head back to Kathmandu after breakfast. We will take you back to your hotel.

    We'll take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu or Manthali across the Himalayas. Arrive in Kathmandu, you can take a rest or spend the rest of your day strolling around Thamel.

    In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with culture show.

    • Accommodation:Optional
    • Meals:Breakfast
    • Maximum Altitude:1,400m
  13. You can either stay back in Kathmandu today and enjoy a free day or leave for your respective countries.

    As per your flight schedule, our representatives will drop you off at the Airport.

    What's Included

    Included

    • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
    • Airfare both ways (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu).
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • All accommodations during the trek.
    • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
    • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staffs
    • Everest National park entry permit and local entry permits.
    • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • Magical Summits duffel bag.
    • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
    • Trek map.
    • Farewell dinner including a cultural show.

    Not Included

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

    Dates & Price

    Dates StatusPrice 
    Start DateNov 07, 2021End DateNov 18, 2021StatusAvailablePriceUS$1275

    Our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don't match with your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date.

    Useful Info

    Accommodation

    Accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, a single supplement will be served. Accommodations during the trek in the Himalayas, you will be staying at basic mountain lodges where you'll have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices (matrices may not be very thick size but they’re comfortable).

    Meals

    During the trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking, there will also be farewell dinner.

    Best Time to Visit

    The best time to visit Himalayas is between September to December and March to May, when the skies are a clear blue and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about May, with temperatures varying between regions.

    Nepal is good for trekking throughout the year. Autumn and spring seasons are the most famous trekking seasons in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. It has beautiful, cool, blue skies, clear weather conditions and amazing views of the white mountains and the countryside.

    During the spring season, this time of year offers a breathtaking view of the Rhododendron flowers and lush forests.

    FAQs

    1. Upon my arrival, will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport?

    Yes, our Airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying Magical Summits signboard outside the Airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

    The Everest Base Camp trek is a moderate to demanding trek that does not require any technical skills of mountaineering. It is basically a long hike up to the altitude of 5,364 meters / 17,599 feet.

    There are no major walking difficulties on the popular route to Everest Base Camp. You follow trails that connect villages that are suitable for baggage animals for most of the time and that are walked by locals of all ages, from toddlers to great grandparents.

    This trek is suitable for everyone who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is needed. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, jogging, hiking is recommended before you begin on your journey.

    Generally, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for hot showers and a few drinks during the trek. Please note, the more expensive products are, the higher you go.

    The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp are in the months from March to May and the post-monsoon months of Mid-September to Mid-December.

    During spring, this is also the time to see the colourful blooms of the rhododendron at lower elevations (if you are trekking in from the road head). The autumn season are the most popular for trekking in Nepal with settled weather and warm days at middle altitude.

    December through to February is the time to visit if you want to avoid crowds and but it will be a little colder at this time, the days are sunny, blue skies and the air is normally crystal clear.

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