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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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DURATION

12 Days

ACTIVITY

Trekking

MAX ALTITUDE

5545m

TRIP GRADE

Moderate

GROUP SIZE

Min. 2-14 Pax.

ACCOMODATE

Tea House

TRANSPORT

Flight

BEST SEASON

N/A

Overview

If you are searching for the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, then you are on the right page. We are a professional adventure company based in Kathmandu, and we offer budget-to-premium EBC trek packages to our clients with the best rates and services. For all details of the 12-day EBC trek plan, please read the below information. If there is any confusion, please ask us; we will be happy to help you.

12-day Everest base camp trek is a customized Tea house trekking in the Everest region.  We exclude the Kathmandu day tour giving priority to complete the trek within 12 days. Phakding, Namche, Khumjung, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorekshep are the best accommodation sites to complete the Everest base camp trekking route.

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 the Khumbu region. The hospitality of Sherpas makes every meal fruitful. The small villages awaits 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 an attached room up to Namche, the more you walk higher the harder it will be to get facilities. Extreme climate and high altitude both remain as a challenge. The confidence and determination make you strong. We provide the best facilities, a friendly environment, and the best price guarantee. Thus travel with Mission summit treks to make a successful Mount Everest Base camp trek.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

DaysitineraryMaximum AltitudeWalking
1Fly To Lukla and To Phakding2,791m/9,156ft4 Hrs
2Phakding To Namche3,440m/11,286ft7-8 Hrs
3Namche To Khumjung3,800m/12,667ft3-4 Hrs
4 Khumjung To Phortse3,840m/12,598ft6-7 hrs
5Phortse To Dingbuche4410m/14,468ft7-8 hrs
6Acclimatization4410m/14,468ft— hrs
7 Dingbuche To Lobuche4,910m/16,108ft5-6 hrs
8 Lobuche to Gorak shep – EBC5,364m/17,598ft8-9 hrs
9Ghoraksep to Kalapather – Pheriche5,545m/18,192ft7-8 hrs
10 Pheriche To Namche3,440m/11,286ft8-9 hrs
11Namche To Lukla2,791m/9,156ft8-9 hrs
12 Fly Back to Kathmandu1400 m/4,593 ft 

Trip fact

Activities: Trekking,
EBC Trek Price: 1200 USD Per Person / 65000 INR – Indian
Total Duration: 11 nights and 12 days
Grade: Advance  Moderate
Max. Elevation: Everest Base Camp (5364 m) or Kalapather 5600 Mts
Trekking style: Tea house trek
Meal: Full board on the trek
Best Months: Sept-Nov, and Mar-May/All year
Group Size: Min. 2 people; Max. 12 people

Trip Highlight's

  • Mini Himalayan Market ( Namche Bazaar)
  • The Yeti Scaple in Khumjung Monastery
  • Mountenatring training center
  • An amazing mountain view, including Mount Everest & Lhoste
  • Everest Base Camp is 5364 m, and Kalapather is 5600m.
  • Unique Culture and lifestyle of Sherpa

Itinerary

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.

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.
 

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.

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.
 

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

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.
 

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.
 

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.

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.

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.
 

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
 

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


COST INCLUDES

THIS TRIP INCLUDES

  • 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

THIS TRIP EXCLUDES

  • 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

Cost and Date

Book this trip with us. Here are the upcoming dates. Feel free to share this trip with your friends and family. For custom trips or general inquiries contact us.

DEPARTURE DATEPRICE
12 Days

2023-11-01 - 2023-11-12

$1200
$1100
14 Days

2023-11-13 - 2023-11-26

$1200
$1100
13 Days

2023-11-26 - 2023-12-08

$1200
$1100

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FAQs

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Mount Everest Base Camp elevation is 5364 in Meter and 17598 in feet.

Yes, It is possible to Everest Base Camp Trek in monsoon but due to rain you are not able to take a fight from Kathmandu to Lukla so that you have to use Bus or Jeep to reach Salleri and then start a Trek.Everest trek in June July and August is not good time to do cause of No flight, less visibilities of mountain and rain in low altitude after 4000 meter there will be no rain only fogy. If you want to do Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon you can do but we suggest you do in spring and autumn.

The Everest Base Camp elevation is 5364 in Meter and 17602 in feet. The new Hight of Everest is 8848.48 merter / 29030.44 feet.

No, there is not any flight from Pokhara to Lukla and Lukla to Pokhara. The Lukla flight always takes from Kathmandu in the low season. During high season the Lukla flight takes from Ramchap, Manthali airport. which takes 5 Hrs from Thamel, Kathmandu.

Trek to Everest base camp trek is 12 days long trek expect arrival and departure day. When we include your arrival and departure day it will be 14 days everest base camp trek. If you are free individual traveller then 12 days Everest base camp trek is the best option.


More Info

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

Visa

You can have a visit visa to Nepal from your nearby Nepal Embassy. As an option, you can get a visit visa to Nepal at Tribhuvan International Airport after your arrival in Nepal. You can take 15 days visa for 12 days Everest base camp trek.

Accommodation

This is 12 Days Everest base camp tea house trek so the best accommodation is offered throughout the trek. You will get a clean room with a comfortable bed. The attached room is available up to Namche only. In higher elevations, you will have a bathroom outside your room.

As per your request, we can also organize a Camping/ Tent trek to the Everest base camp

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 the dining hall. You should pay separately for charging your gadgets. Some tea houses take payment per hour for charging gadgets and some tea houses take payment per gadget.

Drinking water

You can get pure drinking water throughout the trek. You should carry a 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 (September, October, and November), and spring ( March April, and May) is the best season for the Everest base camp trek. During March April, June, August, September October, the weather remains pleasant and a clear view of the mountains can be seen. You will not have steep paths and extreme weather in the autumn and spring season.

Note: You can also do the EBC trek in December January and February if you feel ok with the cold. The cold in winter is from - 19 ℃ to -25℃. if you feel ok we are ready to organize the EBC trek in winter.

Difficulty level

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

Preparation

You should have physical exercises, regular 2, 3 hours of walking before 3 months of your trek. A medical checkup is also necessary to prevent uncertain events such as serious illness, and 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 a private guide and porter.
  • Trekking with the Only Guide.
  • Trekking with Guide and Porter.
  • Trekking with Group with guide & Porter.