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12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

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Duration
12 days
Max. Elevation
5643m
Group Size
Minimum 1
Level
Moderate
Transportation
Ground & Air
Best Season
March to May & September to November
Accomodation
Tea Houses Lodges
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorakshep-Pheriche-Namche-Lukla- Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Following the high and scenic trail to the foot of world’s highest Mt. Everest.  
  • Enjoy the majestic vista of towering snow-capped peaks throughout the walks.
  • Exploring lovely traditional Sherpa villages steeped with impressive cultures.
  • From enchanting rhododendrons, and pines forest to sheer mountain wilderness.
  • Breathtaking close views of Mt. Everest from Kalapathar Hill the highest points.

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trekking is the most favored adventure destination for most wide-world visitors. Lead to a delightful and mesmerizing journey around the high country of Khumbu and the Everest region. 
The Treklanders Adventures have designed the itinerary days to make the Everest Base Camp Trekking enjoyable and exciting. Where all can enjoy and experience the treks to Everest Base Camp within twelve days of adventurous walks.   
Start the adventure with a scenic short flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary small airport. The walk follows a pleasant trail through lovely Sherpa villages steeped with age-old cultural heritage. 
Then walk leads towards the entrances of Sagarmatha National Park premises, the park listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
As the trek progresses, climbing higher to the famous Namche Bazaar is located in the heart of various adventure destinations.
At Namche for a rest day, explore its scenic viewpoints for a hike to support acclimatization. Before the adventure leads towards higher ground, from Namche after pleasant and exciting moments. The trail leads to pleasant walks overlooking the magnificent scenery of towering snow-capped peaks with Everest, Lhotse, and beautiful Ama Dablam. 
Then our route climbs up to the picturesque location at Tengboche Monastery amidst a lovely green forest surrounded by an array of peaks. 
Tengboche is a picturesque spot to enjoy the views of majestic Everest and Ama Dablam, with a range of giant peaks. 
At Tengboche, visit the monastery of great cultural and religious interest. The journey continues heads higher above the tree lines towards sheer mountain wilderness. The walk leads to lovely scenic Imjatse Valley and then towards Everest base camp. After spending overnights in Dingboche for another rest day, leaving Imjatse Valley, the adventure leads north to Lobuche. 
Then, trekking towards our final destination at Everest Base Camp, standing on the foot of mighty Mt. Everest. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of rugged terrains covered in the moraine of rocks, ice, snow, and glaciers. 
As well as close views of the great Khumbu Ice Fall, after an exciting and wonderful experience. The adventure then leads to high on top of the rocky Kalapathar ridge, a famous and popular viewpoint. For views of Mt. Everest at a mere distance with its towering adjoining giant peaks. 
On completing all the main highlights of the adventures, then on the return journey downhill to Lukla. The next morning, a short sweeping flight brings you to Kathmandu to conclude our mesmerizing adventure. 
After, a wonderful experience on Everest base camp trekking with the great service of Treklanders Adventures.

Everest Base Camp Trekking is the most favored adventure destination for most wide-world visitors. Lead to a delightful and mesmerizing journey around the high country of Khumbu and the Everest region
The Treklanders Adventures have designed the itinerary days to make the Everest Base Camp Trekking enjoyable and exciting. Where all can enjoy and experience the treks to Everest Base Camp within twelve days of adventurous walks.   
Start the adventure with a scenic short flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary small airport. The walk follows a pleasant trail through lovely Sherpa villages steeped with age-old cultural heritage. 
Then walk leads towards the entrances of Sagarmatha National Park premises, the park listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
As the trek progresses, climbing higher to the famous Namche Bazaar is located in the heart of various adventure destinations.
At Namche for a rest day, explore its scenic viewpoints for a hike to support acclimatization. Before the adventure leads towards higher ground, from Namche after pleasant and exciting moments. The trail leads to pleasant walks overlooking the magnificent scenery of towering snow-capped peaks with Everest, Lhotse, and beautiful Ama Dablam. 
Then our route climbs up to the picturesque location at Tengboche Monastery amidst a lovely green forest surrounded by an array of peaks. 
Tengboche is a picturesque spot to enjoy the views of majestic Everest and Ama Dablam, with a range of giant peaks. 
At Tengboche, visit the monastery of great cultural and religious interest. The journey continues heads higher above the tree lines towards sheer mountain wilderness. The walk leads to lovely scenic Imjatse Valley and then towards Everest base camp. After spending overnights in Dingboche for another rest day, leaving Imjatse Valley, the adventure leads north to Lobuche. 
Then, trekking towards our final destination at Everest Base Camp, standing on the foot of mighty Mt. Everest. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of rugged terrains covered in the moraine of rocks, ice, snow, and glaciers. 
As well as close views of the great Khumbu Ice Fall, after an exciting and wonderful experience. The adventure then leads to high on top of the rocky Kalapathar ridge, a famous and popular viewpoint. For views of Mt. Everest at a mere distance with its towering adjoining giant peaks. 
On completing all the main highlights of the adventures, then on the return journey downhill to Lukla. The next morning, a short sweeping flight brings you to Kathmandu to conclude our mesmerizing adventure. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla 2,860 m and trek to Phakding 2,610 m-04 hrs. 
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m-06 hrs. 
Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization with short hike.
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,867 m-05 hrs. 
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m -05 hrs. 
Day 06: At Dingboche rest day for acclimatization and short hike.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche 4,928 m -05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 m via Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs.
Day 09: Climb to Kalapathar 5,630 m and trek to Pangboche 3,900m-06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Tengboche-06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla and transfer to a lodge-06 hrs.
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 

THE BEST SEASONS FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING

For Everest base camp treks, can venture around all seasons of the year except the wet monsoon and summer times. The right favorable and the best seasons are spring and autumn/fall.
Spring begins in early March and ends in May, where most days are bright with sunshine for longer hours. From early 6:30 am till 5 pm, but can get cloudy afternoon sometimes with chances of light snowfall.
Cold morning, late afternoon, and night times, as well with an extra wind-chill factor above 3,000 meters. The afternoon sun is bright with strong UV (ultraviolet) and requires sunblock’s, sunglasses, hats, and long-sleeved tops. 
Spring is a lively time when wildflowers are in seasonal blooms, mainly the rhododendrons of various species and colors. 

The next best season is autumn/fall, from September to November, most days are fine and clear for views and walks. But much colder morning, late afternoon, and nighttime, chances of snowfall sometimes. Can get extra cold from the afternoon wind chill factor, however a pleasant season of autumn/fall for Everest base camp treks. 
Interested people can enjoy the Everest base camp trek during the winter time of the Christmas and New Year holidays despite the cold. Most days are fine with sunshine and get dark sooner due to winter and limited hours of sunlight. But freezing temperatures in the morning, late afternoon, and nighttime, but enjoyable walks encountering fewer groups of trekkers.

FOODS, ACCOMMODATION ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING

Trekkers will be surprised to find various standards of lodge accommodation en route to Everest Base Camp. Starting and ending the treks at Lukla, trekkers have options as per one's budgets. 
From simple tourist standards to moderate and Luxury deluxe lodge accommodations, having attached baths and toilets. After Namche Bazaar and Tengboche or Deboche, the lodge provides common baths and toilets. Extra charge for using hot showers, the toilets for common use, due to the harsh terrains. As well the pipeline and plumbing systems freezes due to minimum morning and night cold temperatures. Dining rooms are large and cozy with a fireplace to keep the environment warm, while you enjoy the meals.  
All lodges provide a comprehensive food menu, which includes a wide variety of breakfasts, from oats, porridge, and cornflakes. Bread, Chapatti, Pancakes with choices of eggs from scrambled, boiled, poached, and omelets. Followed by hot refreshing drinks, tea, coffee, and drinking chocolates. Lunch and dinner with a list of continental, Indian, Nepali, Chinese, and Tibetan/ Sherpa foods. Some lodge restaurants also provide Mexican, Italian, Japanese, and Korean foods, including fresh bakery items. All dining rooms are bright with lamps run by local hydroelectricity or from solar power. Some lodges also provide free internet or Wi-Fi, it is quite slow and disturbing. Due to landscapes and weather conditions on designated overnight stops. For large groups of more than 4 people, the best to order a set menu, which saves time and fuel energy. As well as following the norms of Eco or Responsible Tourism.

RELIGION AND CULTURES AROUND KHUMBU AND EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKS

Although Nepal is dominated by 75% Hindu religion, the higher mountains around the Himalayan range. The Sherpa highlanders of Everest, are interwoven with Buddhist religion and cultures. Trekkers can notice every house adorned with Buddhist prayer flags and the village trail lined with religious monuments. Like the prayer stone walls and spinning wheels, with large boulders engraved with prayer inscriptions.
Trekkers will have time to visit the monasteries en route, like the famous Tengboche Monastery. The Sherpa follows the same Buddhist religion and traditions, similar to the early Tibetan predecessors.  

Important Note

Short Trek Profile:

Mode of Trekking:   In the best available lodge, and guest house.
Grade of Trekking:  Moderate to Adventurous with touch of high altitude.
Trekking Region:      Nepal Far North Mid-East around high Khumbu region.
Highest Points:       On top of Kalapathar High Ridge at 5,643 m/18,514 feet.
                                      Including Everest Base Camp 5,364 m/17,598 feet.
Trekking Duration:  11 Nights and 12 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

Please Note

Trekkers joining for Everest Base Camp or any other adventures around high Khumbu. The flight to Lukla or vice-versa from Kathmandu, could get diverted to another airport at Manthali Town, Ramechap. Due to busy air traffic at Kathmandu airport during high seasons of spring March to May. Including the autumn/fall of September to November, if the flight gets diverted to Manthali small airport in Ramechap. Which is approx. 154 km driving distance of 3-4 hours from Kathmandu to Manthali Town and vice-versa. In this situation we might have to stay overnight in the local hotel at Manthali. For an early morning flight to Lukla, the other options are driving to Manthali, Ramechap early morning by 2-3 pm. To reach on time to catch the flight to Lukla. 
In this case, extra cost will incur,  As well as for using Helicopter service, if needed with bad weather condition for flights to and from Lukla, Kathmandu. 

Trip Itinerary

Morning with early breakfast, a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport. After checking in at respective airlines, and then boarding in a small aircraft for sweeping, scenic short flight to Lukla. During air breathtaking panorama of Himalayan peaks with views of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. As plane makes landing at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport, after getting organized with the baggage. Have a short refreshing rest, and then start thefirst day trek, following the lead guide. As the route heads through Lukla town,with down and ups past nice villages to reach Phakding for overnight halt. 

Max. altitude

2860 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Lunch & Dinner

Today a pleasant walk for first half, en route to Namche Bazaar after a good breakfast. The trail follows on gradual down with short climb and crossing bridges to reach Monjo Village. Then enter Sagarmatha National Park, listed in the World Heritage Sites as one of the highest park. Enriched with exotic flora/fauna and famous world’s highest peaks, the walk then leads across the bridge above Dudh Koshi River. Reaching a small settlement at Jorsalle for lunch stop, afternoon walk on the river bank. Covered in dense trees of rhododendron and pines as the trail heads up to cross a high bridge. From the bridge, an undulating climb of few hours to Namche Bazaar for two overnights.

Max. altitude

3440 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

An extra day on this lovely spot in Namche Bazaar, the hub of Khumbu villagers.Where once a week a Saturday market held, hence the name as Namche Bazaar, a great place for rest day. Enjoy a short hike to support acclimatization before heading higher terrains, a nice walk on top of Namche Bazaar. For grand vista of Everest, Lhotse and beautiful Ama Dablam with an arrays of peaks. Visit the interesting museum treasures good information of the Khumbu region with local culture, flora, fauna and mountaineering history. 

The other best hike is to Everest View Hotel of few hours climb above Namche Bazaar. The first luxury hotels around Khumbu and Everest areas, listed in Guinness World Record as the highest hotels. From the hotel views of Mt. Everestand Ama Dablam, located on a serene forested surrounding.    

Rest of the afternoon after lunch, explore the Namche Bazaar lined with shops, stores and fancy restaurants, café, bakeries.

Max. altitude

3440 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a pleasant overnight stops in Namche Bazaar, morning walks follows on a scenic gradual trail. Overlooking, great views of Everest and arrays of snow-capped peaks, as walk heads down to a small place. At Phunki Tenga for lunch stop, amidst beautiful rhododendron and pine woods.  Afternoon a slow climb for few hours to Tengboche and its colorful Monastery, check into a nice lodge.At Tengboche enjoy tour of the monastery interiors, of great cultural and religious interest with vibrant arts and paintings. Tengboche located on a picturesque spot surrounded by series of snow peaks with Mt. Everest, amidst lovely forest.

Max. altitude

3867 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy the morning panorama of the majestic Himalayan peaks, and walk down to cross a bridge. Leaving the forest behind, the walk leads uphill to Pangboche Village, the last permanent human settlement. From Pangboche a gentle climb to Somare for lunch break, with close views of staggering Ama Dablam.

After lunch, on an open exposed trail to Dingboche as walk leads down to a stream. Then head for the climb of an hour enter the beautiful Imjatse Valley, where Dingboche a large settlement situated. At the bottom of towering north face of Ama Dablam with views of Island Peak, towards east of a valley. 

At Dingboche enjoy the comfort of a nice lodge accommodation and marvel the beautiful surrounding scenery. 


Max. altitude

4410 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Another rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization and short excursion to Nakarjung high ridge top. Enjoy the fantastic views of surrounding giant peakswith Ama Dablam and Island Peak. As far as Mt. Makalu towards east direction,after a refreshing morning hike, rest of the day at leisure. 

Max. altitude

4410 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Dingboche, slowly our adventure gets closer towards our destination, the morning walk leads to short steep climb. From the top and above Imjatse Valley and Dingboche, a pleasant walk on gradual uphill to Thugla. 

A small place, situated on the mid-way of Dingboche and Pheriche routes to Everest base camp. At Thugla for lunch stop, afternoon a steep climb of lessthan an hour to a high ridge. The walk gets better on gradual ups as the altitude gains, making the trek slower. After a good walk of few hours reaching Lobuche for overnight stop, before reaching Everest Base Camp.

Max. altitude

4928 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Start the morning early as possible, carrying packed lunch for the long day to Everest Base Camp. The walk starts on a nice pleasant trail, and then climb up toreach around rocky areas above Khumbu glacier. The walk continues with short descent to Gorakshep, a small settlement with few good lodges. 

Located on a wide glacial sandy field beneath towering Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar black rocky hill. After a short refreshing stop, then head towards our final destination to Everest Base Camp.

The trail leads on winding gradual path in between rocks and glaciers, then reaching at Everest Base Camp. Stand beneath the towering mighty Mt. Everest amidst, remorseless fields of ice, snow, rocks and glaciers. Enjoy the dramatic scenery similar to arctic zone landscapes enclosed by giant Lhotse, Nuptse and Pumori peaks. After an exciting and wonderful experience at Everest Base Camp, return to Gorakshep for overnight halt.


Max. altitude

5364

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Another early morning adventure, start the cold morning heading to a steep climb to the top of Kalapathar high ridge. A popular and famous spot for closest views of Mt. Everest at a mere distance. Stand in front of towering face of Mt. Pumori with range of high snow mountains that surrounds the top.

After a magnificent views of glorious mountain scenery, from the highest point of the adventure. Descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and start the returnjourney to Lobuche and down to Thugla. From here on an alternate route down to Pheriche Valley and at lovely settlement of Pheriche for lunch stop.

Afternoon walk of short distance, with down and ups to a high ridge and then long downhill to Pangboche Village. Enjoy the homely cozy comfort in a nice lodge with grand views of Mt. Ama Dablam.

Max. altitude

5643

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Morning with grand views of Ama Dablam, head downhill to the bridge, and then climb to Tengboche Monastery. Reaching back into greenery and tree lines, enjoy the views down to Phunki Tenga. Then with slow uphill past few settlements to reach at a pleasant winding trail to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop.     


Max. altitude

3440 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A long day to Lukla, enjoy the last trek of the adventure, heading down to Dudh Koshi River Valley.  The walk gets pleasant on gradual path to Jorsalle with short ups to national park and Monjo Village. The trail follows across the bridge to Phakding for lunch and then on winding gentle path.

Enjoy the last climb to Lukla, reaching Lukla by late afternoon and for last Overnight, around Khumbu and Everest region. 


Max. altitude

2860 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing & Hillary Airport, as time for flight to Kathmandu. Get on abroad in the small plane for short scenic flight to Kathmandu. On arrival transfer back to your respective hotels, rest of the day at leisure for individual activities. 


Meals

Breakfast & Dinner
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Includes

  • Domestic airport pick up and drop off.
  • All accommodations in simple T-house
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
  • Experience and government-licensed guide and porter.
  • Domestic flight ticket Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • First aid kit carried by Sherpa leader.
  • Food salary insurance for Guide and Porter.
  • National park entrance fee 
  • All government charges and taxes.
  • 1 porter for 2 trekkers 
  • Farewell dinner last night in Kathmandu

Doesn't Include

  • Laundry service/battery charge.
  • Rescue/emergency and Travel insurance.
  • Personal equipment and personal expenses.
  • Tips for guide and porter.

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