Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days
An iconic trek to the Base camp of Everest is lifetime dream for many. This specially designed Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days itinerary is for those who are looking to step their foot on the lap of great Himalaya. Being face to face with Mt. Everest & dozens other world’s famous mountains is simply an outstanding experience. Making Everest Base Camp trek is not just a regular one that every visitor do on their trip. This is rather a landmark achievement, a fate of life & a means for cherish through the future.
Everest Base Camp 12 days trek commenced with a thrilling short flight over the mountains & lands at famous Lukla airstrip which is considered as gateway to the Everest Khumbu region. After a short tea stop at Lukla, we will start walking slowly towards famous Sherpa village called Namche Bazaar along the Dudh Koshi river valley crossing the same river number of times by shaking steel bridge some are truly exhilarating. This famous settlement boast with several guesthouse/ lodges, small grocery, trekking gear shops, multi cuisine restaurant, coffee shops & several local stuffs. You will stay extra night here for acclimatization as you can roam around to utilize the day. Once we leave Namche Bazaar, we will have first sight of Mt. Everest as it’s show up beyond the Nuptse and Lhotse. An amazing views of Mt. Amadblam will stand at your front on a photo frame position for many days to come.
Our ultimate destination on this 12 days Everest Base Camp trek is still few more days to go. Reaching Everest Base Camp will offer amazing atmosphere & Himalayan scenery, but a small hill called “Kala Pattar” offers best views of Mt. Everest & countless other famous Mountains. The Everest Khumbu region lies in the Everest National Park which is also listed as World Heritage Site approved by UNSCO is famous not just for High rising Himalayas but also an opportunity to know Sherpa culture, Buddhist Monastery, the famous Khumbu Ice fall, flora/ fauna/ wildlife of high altitude region.
Day 01: Fly Lukla (2804 m.)- Trek to Phakding (2610 m.)- 4 hrs.
Early morning transfer to Airport on time & take a thrilling flight to Lukla. Upon arrival, meet our supporting staffs, quick Tea & commence easy walking towards Phakding along the Dudh Koshi river. After reaching at Phakding, either you can rest through the day or take an short excursion to the Monastery resides just above the settlement, O/N at Local lodge (L,D)
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)- 6 hrs.
Today is the day of testing your real walking stamina. Will start the day after breakfast along the river side, passing Monjo- the entry point of Everest National Park, crossing couple of suspension bridge including high Hillary bridge. From this point the trail leads you uphill walking for couple of hours to Namche Bazaar- the largest market place of the region. Rest of the day you can enjoy looking around the colorful mountain town, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)
Day 03: Namche Bazaar- day for acclimatization
A rest day here is must for most of the people due to the thin air & high altitude acclimatization. However, you do not need to stay back at lodge as you can take a day excursion to the nearby village such as Thame or Khumjung/ Khongde/ Khunde. This is best for further adaptation with atmosphere & wonderful views of Mountains & landscape, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 m.)- 5 hrs.
After having breakfast at Namche, the trail leads uphill walking till Kyamjuma then descends to Dudhkoshi river with awesome views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse & most notably Mt. Amadablam at your front. Short rest & again uphill walking along the ridge line full of Rhododendron forest & some wildlife species for couple of hours to Tengboche Monastery. Upon arrival, you can observe & interact with monks of this famous monastery of the region, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4350 m.)- 6 hrs.
The day will start with breakfast & commence walking towards Dingboche. We will cross couple of lovely sherpa village, nicely decorated Chorten & Mani Walls before reaching Dingboche Village. You will have breathtaking view of Mt. Amadablam so close across the Imja Khola & Imja valley in the eastwards, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)
Day 06: Dingboche- another day for Acclimatization
Another rest day here is also very useful as we already reach more 4000 meter above sea level. This will allow our body to adopt the real time atmosphere & would be helpful for the following day as we go upper elevation. Can go for day excursion towards Chukung Valley or climb a ridge called Nangkartshang rising above the Dingboche village, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m.)- 5 hrs
Today’s walk is a mostly flat but with a major climb for about an hour at Thukla. Upon reaching on top of Thukla climb, you will feel like getting a new level of the trip as we close to 5000 meter. Take a short rest & observe the memorial chorten of several famous climbers & mountainers who has lost their life in the past. We are getting closer with our ultimate destination as we mostly walk along the Khumbu Glacier here onward. Further an hour walking will arrive to Lobuche for the day rest, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)
Day 08: Trek to Gorek Shep- Everest Base Camp (5365 m.)- 8 hrs
The trail continue leads to Gorek Shep as we check our room for the night, leave heavy backpack, lunch & proceed to Everest Base Camp along the Khumbu Glacier for an hour or more. Upon arrival at Base Camp, you will relieved that finally you made it with all odds. Enjoy the amazing scenery, touch the landmark site, feel the great achievement, capture the lifetime memory & walk back to Gorek Shep for the night rest, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)
Day 09: Hike up to Kalapattar (5555 m.)- back down to Pheriche (4220 m.)- 7 hrs
Early morning hike to Kalapattar just above the Gorek Shep. The climb is demanding but truly worth to get this point as we can observe the best possible views of the whole region. Most of the world’s greatest Mountains including Mt. Everest are looks in a stone throwing distance as you can feel like hugging with them. After such lifetime experience, hike down to Gorek Shep, take breakfast & trek down to Pheriche, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)
Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazaar- 6 hrs
This is mostly downhill trail leads all the way to Syomare on the bank of Dudhkoshi river. A short uphill walk till Kyangjuma then further flat walk will take you to Namche Bazaar. Rest of the day you can enjoy walking around & try with local stuffs, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)
Day 11: Trek back to Lukla- 6 hrs
Today is the final day of walking on the great Sherpa land. We’ll walk down to Dudhkoshi river valley towards Lukla leaving the great Himalayas behind, but the lifetime memory is always there to inspire & the story to tell with friends and family back home, O/N at Local lodge (B,L,D)
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu- 35 min
Quick breakfast at hotel & catch the early flight back to Kathmandu. Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel. Bid farewell with our Sherpa staff & enjoy your stay in Kathmandu, (B)
Two airport transfer per itinerary
TIMS, National Park entry, Local tax & necessary documentations
Both way flight ticket to Lukla for guest & guide with airport taxes
Local accommodation (Twin sharing bed, occasionally dormitory style) with Breakfast
Warm Sleeping Bag each participants as supplement during the trekking
An experience, licensed, English speaking trekking guide & 1 Porter for each two participants
All expenses of Guide & porter, including their Salary, foods, accommodation, gears, trekking stuffs & insurance
First aid Medical supplies
All tax, toll, necessary ground fees, etc… insurance
Daily Breakfast at City hotels
First aid Medical supplies
All tax, toll & necessary ground fee…
Nepal entry Visa fee & personal insurance (must)
Single supplement charges applicable if required
Entrance/ monuments fees in Kathmandu
Lunch, Dinner, Hot/ cold drinks, Laundries, Telephone etc.
Personal trekking gears
Personal trekking gear
Any extra expenses incurred due to unforeseen causes, such as emergency helicopter evacuation, landslide, flight cancellation, illness, weather hazards etc.
Personal expenses and tip to the crew (Expected)
Any other expenses or activities not mentioned above as included in price.