Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Experience a trek to Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world at 8848 m above sea level. This trek follows in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary, and you will pass numerous Sherpa valleys before you reach Everest Base Camp.The trail winds its way through Sagarmatha National Park, home to several 8000 meter peaks.The tiny airstrip of Lukla is the gateway of the trek Through Pass outstanding Sherpa valleys and the bustling towns of Sherpa people, Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. The trail is dominated by the rhododendron forest and some of the Himalayan fauna can be seen. The monasteries, chhortens and mani walls are common scenery along the trail of Everest base camp.

The glacial moraine trail at the upper part makes the journey an adventurous one. Enjoy the views of the magnificent Himalayas.the historical Tengboche monastery offers fascinating information on Buddhism practices and their religious significance in this part of the world. Everest Base Camp Trek is undoubtedly the best trek in the Himalayas with its natural, historical, cultural and geological significance.Trekking enthusiasts find the alpine setting blissful and spiritually solacing. Acclimatization comes as a part of the Everest base camp trek to avoid altitude sickness.

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in planet earth, it scales 8848 m above sea level. Mountaineering is one of the extreme adventure, climbing mount Everest needs very high immunity and stamina. Above picture shows mount Everest on the left and the Nuptse ridge on the right. This picture is taken from Kala Patthar on 2017.Trekking in Sagarmatha national park needs permit from government, we will arrange these permits before your arrival. You can stay in Kathmandu for couple of days doing sightseeing or we can fly straight to Lukla. Here is a brief day to day typical itinerary that I suggest my guests.The best seasons for the Everest base camp trek are March to May and September to November.

World Famous Everest Base Camp

Amazing Himalayan views, including Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar

Visiting sherpa villages of Namche, Khumjung, Khunde and Dingboche

Visiting the biggest and oldest monastery of the region, Tengboche

Day 1
Kathmandu to Lukla (flight) - Phakding 3.30 hours Guest house

We take an early morning flight to Lukla which is where all Everest treks begin. We meet the rest of our team in Lukla and start trekking from there. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Meals: (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)

Day 2
Phakding - Namche Bazaar 5 - 6 hours Guest house

Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3
Namche Bazaar (acclimatization) 4 hours Guest house

Today we’ll tour Namche Bazaar, which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market.

We can hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we can trek to Khumjung village.Today we also visit the Hillary School and a monastery which houses a yeti scalp! Overnight in Namche Bazzar.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4
Namche Bazaar - Tyangboche 5 hours Guest house

The trek to Phunki is an easy walk. From here we ascend towards Tengboche village which houses the very famous Tengboche monastery which is the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The Tengboche Monastery opens at 3:00 pm, so if we reach there by 3 o’clock we can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony.Overnight in Tengboche.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5
Tyangboche - Dingboche 5.30 hours Guest house

Our trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, conifer and rhododendron trees. While trekking, we can admire good views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We choose the upper Pangboche trail and admire the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery.

We continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields complete with grazing animals dotted along those fields.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6
Dingboche (acclimatization day) 5 hours Guest house

Time to acclimatize yourself to the altitude.You can either explore Dingboche on your own or book one of our optional hikes to Chhukung (4,750m) or Nangkartshang Peak (5,083m).

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7
Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 4 km 5 hours Guest house

We ascend to the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.The trail passes through boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara which is a ridge that provides spectacular mountain views. The top of the ridge is filled with prayer flags and stones which are memorial shrines for climbers who lost their lives on Mt. Everest.

As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing several great peaks including Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. As we are crossing Khumbu Glacier we can also see Mt. Nuptse. Overnight in Lobuche.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8
Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961 ft), visit Everest 6 hours Guest house

The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult. However, we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of meandering on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier.

The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp.After soaking in the beauty, we walk back towards Gorak Shep where we spend the night.Overnight in Gorak Shep.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9
Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft) to Pherice 7 hours Guest house

We wake up early for the walk up to Kala Patthar.It is dark outside with cold temperature and most likely chilly winds. We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace.As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains.The view from the summit is outstanding. We can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along other mighty Himalayan peaks.After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar.

Trekkers who visit the Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast as the hike up to the Everest base camp takes longer than the hike to Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, the group will have lunch together. After lunch we descend to Pheriche to spend the night. Overnight in Pheriche.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10
Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 20 km 7 hours Guest house

We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation today and walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds common to the area.

The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860 m/9,186 ft): 19 km 7 hours Guest house

We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation today and walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds common to the area.

The path eventually reaches Sansa from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12
Lukla to Kathmandu

Explore the town of Bhaktapur, which has preserved its ancient character. See the temples and palaces of Durbar Square and examine the intricate Sun Dhoka, a gilded copper gate crafted in 1753. This afternoon, Kathmandu is yours to explore. The following day, depart Kathmandu on your homeward-bound flight.

INCLUDES

  • Airport pick-up and drop off.
  • All ground transport in private vehicle.
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
  • Sleeping bags and Down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after trek)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Trekkers' information management system (TIMS) fee.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.

EXCLUDES

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Beverage bills, bar bills, telephone bills and Personal expenses.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals in Kathmandu because of late departure or early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)

Day pack (25–35 liters)Pack cover

Sleeping bag comfortable to -10 to -20 Degree(dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional

Waterproof and comfortable hiking boots

Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)

head light with extra batteries,Trekking poles

Trekking Clothing(3 pair t-shirt,2 pairs trousers or trekking pants,

Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)

Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)

Heavyweight long underwear bottoms

Mid weight long underwear bottoms

Mid weight long underwear top

Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)

Mid weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)

Convertible hiking pants

Fleece pants or insulated pants

waterproof/windproof jackets

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants

Mid weight fleece gloves or wool gloves,Liner gloves

Mid weight fleece/wool winter hat,Sun hat

Mid weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)

Liner socks (optional),Sunglasses

Sun lotion 35 to 50,Water Bottle

Water filter,Slippers,Towels,Rain coat

Personal medicine kits

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Price From USD 1,400 USD $ 1,300/person
1300
Total $ 1,300 USD

Trip Facts

  • Car and flight
  • 2-6
  • 5550 m
  • Nepal