Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

12 Days Everest base camp Trek is a perfect trek to fulfill the dream of stepping on Everest base camp. Starting the trek from Lukla, you will live your 12 days in the Himalayan beauty of Everest region. The biotic diversity, amazing landscape, terrace farming, Sherpa culture, Flowing Dudhkoshi, Glaciers and moranes, Mane and Chorten, Monasteries and Players flag in a single visit. You can have exploration of both place and people, landscape and life, culture and tradition in 12 days Everest base camp trek. It offers trekking to Everest base camp along with an expedition on Kalapathar.

About 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

12 days Everest base camp trek is customized trek to Everest base camp in short days. We exclude Kathmandu day tour giving priority to complete trek within 12 days. Phakding, Namche, Khumjung, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorekshep are the best accommodation sites to reach Everest base camp.

Passing the beautiful town of Lukla the walk begins on the bank of Dudhkoshi with flapping player’s flag on Monasteries. The mane, Chorten, Gumba and Monasteries surplus the beauty of Khumbu region. Hospitality of Sherpas makes every meal fruitful. The small villages waits you on the bank of Dudhkoshi or in valley between mountains everyday. Uphills and downhills, pine trial, pasture or grassland shows its diverse vegetation and fauna inhabit there. The passersby, sheepherd and yaks adds joy during the walk. The greenery becomes dull in high elevation but the beauty we see in naked hills, random growth of Himalayan herbs, yaks surviving on harsh condition and snowcapped landscape, moraines and rocks is amazing.

You will get attached room up to Namche, the more you walk higher the harder it will be to get facilities. Extreme climate and high altitude both remains as challenge. The confidence and determination makes you strong. We provide best facilities, friendly environment and best price guarantee. Thus travel with Mission summit treks to make successful Mount Everest Base camp trek.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Early Morning Flight to Lukla (2840m) – Trek to Phakding
Day 2 Trek Namche Bazaar
Day 3 Trek To Khumjung
Day 4 Trek to Phorste
Day 5 Trek to Dingboche
Day 6 Rest day in Dingboche
Day 7 Trek to Lobuche
Day 8 Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m) – Afternoon Vist Everest Base Camp
Day 9 Early morning, Hike to  Kalapatthar. Trek to Pheriche
Day 10 Pheriche- Namche
Day 11 Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 12 Fly to Kathmandu Flight 40 minutes

Itinerary

Day 1
Flight to Lukla (2791m) and trek to Phakding (2636m). 4hours walk. O/N at Mountain resort

Wake up early in the morning and reach airport for mountainous flight to Lukla. Yes, the real trek begins from Now. Short glimpse of Mountainous vision of Nepal from plane definitely adds enthusiasm to reach Everest Base Camp. Lukla airport also named as Tenzing Hillary airport is the gateway of EBC trek.
Phakding a small town on the bank of Dudhkoshi. It is commercialized village with hotel and lodge. Since Phakding lies in low altitude than Lukla, we will descend down towards bank of Dudh koshi passing the small town of Lukla. The Greenery of surrounding, burble of river and peaceful environment makes wonderful begin of trek. Passing the wooden bridge, suspension bridge and enjoying the view of forest, flow of DudhKoshi, uphills and downhills we will reach Phakding.

Day 2
Trek to Namche (3440m), 7 hours walk, O/N at Comfort Inn lodge

Namche trek begins after having breakfast in Phakding. Walking on the bank of Dudhkoshi, and crossing three suspension bridge we will reach on Pine trail. Entering the Sagarmatha National park, passing Manjo village and Jorsale village set in the SNP we will reach Namche bazar.

Day 3
Trek to Khumjung village (3800m), 3 hours walk,

Today is an acclimatization day, to adjust the body with changing environment we will remain in periphery of Namche. We will leave Namche and walk uphill towards Everest view hotel to get mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lostse Shar, Amma Doblam, Tabuche and Cholache, Kusum Khangaru, Khangteka and Thamsherkhu. After spending about an hour in the Everest view hotel we will descend down to Khumjung valley.
Khumjung valley offers Monastery with preserved skull of yeti, Hillary school and innocent ethnic Sherpa community living with nature. We will explore the valley after having lunch.

Day 4
Trek to Phortse (3840m).

After having breakfast in Khumjung village we will trek towards Phortse. Your walk continues on uphills and downhills of Everest region with wonderful view of Mt. Everest, Mt Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Tamserkhu on horizon. You may see pheasant, musk deer Himalayan Thar, Yak in your surroundings. You will pass Kayangjuma, Sanasa and walk through rhododendron forest with sprout vegetation and reach Phortse – small Sherpa Town.

Day 5
Trek from Phortse to Dingboche (4410m) O/N at Goodluck lodge

To reach Dingboche you will ascend 550m high in around 4 -5 hours. You will leave Phortse and walk uphill passing Phortse helipad, different uphills and downhills continues with wonderful mountain scenery. After around 2 hours of walk you will reach Pangboche. Enjoying the view of different Gompa, Chorten and Maniwall.
Day 7: Rest day in Dingboche (4410m) O/N at Goodluck lodge
In order to take rest and acclimatize in Dingboche we will not walk long today. A short hike in Nagarjun peak gives best view of Mt. Makalu. You can also hike to Chukhumg or take rest in tea house

Day 6
Rest day in Dingboche (4410m) O/N at Goodluck lodge

In order to take rest and acclimatize in Dingboche we will not walk long today. A short hike in Nagarjun peak gives best view of Mt. Makalu. You can also hike to Chukhumg or take rest in tea house.

Day 7
Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 4.5 hours walk, O/N 8000 Inn (Pyramid)

After having breakfast in Dingboche we will walk uphill towards Thukla. The nongreen surrounding, rocky path, snow covered landscape, pasture and raring Yak gives pure vision of Himalayan life. Scattered and small Sherpa villages established to serve travelers gives best services. The trekking in Khumbu region becomes unique after reaching Lobuche. The mountain ranges become closer, purest cool air, snowy surrounding is great resembling heaven.

Day 8
Trek to Gorekshep (5140m), afternoon Everest Base Camp (5364m)

The day to be on Destination – Everest Base Camp makes you energetic form the morning. We will descend down from Everest Pyramid and move our steps towards Gorekshep, the last tea house station of Everest base camp trek. To reach on the nearest valley of Everest base camp, we will walk on the moranes, rocky path enjoying the beautiful view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhola, Khumbuste, Changaste, Pumori and Labuche.
We will take rest for an hour in Gorekshep, keep our bags and head towards Everest Base camp. The highest elevation, snowy surrounding, rocky surface, completely mountainous view definitely increase our craze to stand on the base of world’s Highest peak, The Mount Everest (Sagarmatha). Capturing the moment on photographs and video we will return back to Ghorekshep after around 1 hour time spend on Everest base camp.

Day 9
Climb Kalapatthar (5545m), Trek to Pheriche (4270m) 5 hours walk,

We will do short expedition to Kalpathar in early morning and reach on elevation of 5545m before sunrise. The spectacular view of Mount Everest with sunshine gives amazing feeling. We will descend down to Gorekshep and have breakfast. After then we will start reverse trekking towards Lukla.
Following different pathway we will descend down to Pheriche for night stay.

Day 10
Pheriche to Namche

Descending to lower elevation takes less time period. We will come back to Namche enjoying the mane and Chorten, Monastries, Sherpa villages, Rhododendron forest, Pheasant, yak, sheep, grass land and Pasture. The Himalayan Thamel welcomes you with more facilities than in upper elevation.

Day 11
Namche to Lukla

Saying Goodbye to Namche we will descend to Manjo village, pass through Sagarmatha national park and reach Phakding. Crossing suspension bridges, walking on the bank of Dudhkoshi we will reach the Lukla, the ending point of 11 days Everest base camp trek.The trekking ends as you reach Lukla

Day 12
30 Min Fly back To Kathmandu

We will reserve your ticket to Kathmandu, the friendship and hospitality we gain during 12 days remains for lifetime.

Costs included in your package

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car/Van/Bus
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Kathmandu
  • Three meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodations during the trek. (Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • All necessary paper works Everest National park entry permit
  • Trekking information management system (Tims) permit
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks and insurance.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Trekking route map
  • Domestic Airport tax

Cost doesn't Include:

  • Nepal entry visa fee $40
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meniral water/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
  • Hot shower/Battery charge /WI-FI for camera during the trek
  • Tips for guide.
  • Edit

12 Days Everest base camp trek begins from Lukla and lead you to Everest base camp in 8th day of your trek. You will spend entire 11 days and 11 nights in Everest region and fly back to Kathmandu on 12th days. Some of the required information of 12 days Everest base camp trek is listed below.

Visa

You can have visit visa of Nepal in your nearby Nepal Embassy. As an option you can get visit visa of Nepal in Tribhuvan International airport after your arrival in Nepal. You can take 15 days visa for 12 days Everest base camp trek.

Accommodation

Best accommodation is offered throughout the trek. You will get clean room with comfortable bed. Attached room are available up to Namche only. In higher elevation you will have bathroom outside your room.

Charging gadgets

You can have charging facilities throughout the trek. The charging will not be available inside the room. You should charge your phone and other gadgets in dining hall. You should pay separately for charging your gadgets. Some tea houses takes payment per hour of charging gadget and some tea houses takes payment per gadget.

Drinking water

You can get pure drinking water throughout the trek. You should carry water bottle with you so that you can fill your bottle with hot water before leaving the tea house. It is best to drink.

Best season

Autumn and spring is the best season for Everest base camp trek. During March April, June and August, September October, the weather remains pleasant and clear view of mountains can be seen. You will not have steep path and extreme weather in autumn and spring season.

Difficulty level

12 days Everest base camp trek is difficult trek. You have to reach in the base camp of highest peak of the world.  Strong determination and will power is essential for completing the trek.

Preparation

You should have physical exercises, regular 2, 3 hours of walk before 3 months of your trek. Medical checkup is also necessary to prevent uncertain events such as serious illness, low or high blood pressure.

General Clothing recommended

  • Warm jacket – down jacket,
  • Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
  • Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Hat, a pair of gloves and a scarf.
  • Comfortable hiking trousers. (loose fitting)
  • Shorts and trousers, or a skirt.
  • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks.
  • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks.
  • Proper hiking boots.
  • Running shoes and flip-flops.
  • 2-3 T-shirts.
  • Water bottle.

Altitude Sickness

This is a kind of illness that is caused by ascent to high altitudes. The symptoms will occur within 6 to 24 hours of achieving a high altitude. Altitude sickness is fatal and can result in death if not treated in time. You need to stay alert to any of the symptoms that occur.

Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Feeling unsteady
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased heart rate
  • Difficulty sleeping

An effective measure to recover from early AMS

If you happen to notice any of the symptoms, follow the guideline mentioned below-

  • Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
  • Descend to a lower altitude if possible
  • Take complete rest until you feel well
  • Do not exercise
  • Do not smoke
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take external oxygen supply if necessary
  • Take anti-sickness medicines

If you see no improvement in your health within 48 hours, you will have to be immediately deported to the city for medical support.

Preventive Measures

There is no way to train your body prior to trekking so as to adapt to the high altitude. Some ways in which you can prevent it are as follows:

  • Take plenty of rest
  • Ascend slowly and gradually as you reach higher
  • keep yourself hydrated
  • Eat high-calorie food
  • Do not smoke, drink or consume tranquilizing medicines

Insurance

During times of emergencies like acute altitude sickness or a natural calamity, you might have to be immediately deported in a helicopter. The cost of such deportation is covered by health insurance that needs to be purchased before you start the trek.

Trekking option

  • Solo trekking with private guide and porter.
  • Trekking with the only Guide.
  • Trekking with Guide and porter.
  • Trekking with Group with guide & Porter.
How hard is 12 days Everest Base camp trek?

12 days Everest base camp trek is moderately difficult trek. Physically fit person with trekking experience can easily do Everest base Camp trek.

Why to do 12 days Everest base camp trek?

12 days Everest base camp trek is a short trek compared with the Everest base camp trek. It is the best trek for trekkers who want to do the EBC trek in a short time interval.

What is the best month of 12 days Everest base Camp trek?

Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November) are the best season of 12 days Everest base Camp trek. Both the spring and autumn seasons have pleasant weather in which you can view the pleasant beauty of the Everest region.

What kind of accommodation do we get on Everest base Camp trek?

You can get moderate to luxurious accommodation depending on your trekking package. Everest region is highly developed trekking site where we can get best tea houses and hotel in each resting zone.

How to prepare for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Physical exercises, jogging and walking should be done before 3 months of trekking. You should do medical checkup, blood pressure should be in balance so that you will not suffer from altitude sickness during trek.

What is included in Everest base camp trek package?

Accommodation, food (breakfast, dinner and Lunch), permit, transportation, guide and potter are included in Everest base camp trek Package. You will have best trekking experience when you decide to trek in package because all the arrangement will be done from company. You will get best hospitality until your departure from Nepal.

Can I charge my gadget?

Yes, you can charge your gadgets in tea houses each day. Charging will be available in dining hall rather than in your room. You should pay for charging gadget. Some tea houses demand payment per gadget whereas some tea house demand per hour of charging gadget.

How to prevent altitude sickness during EBC trek?

Acclimatization, frequently drinking water to hydrate the body, enough rest and taking food properly should be done to prevent altitude sickness. If you feel uneasy then you should take medicine against altitude sickness.

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