Best Everest Base Camp TrekBest Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Max. Altitude5550 meters
  • Starts/EndsLukla/Lukla
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Panoramic Views of snow-capped peaks including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and many others.
  • The lively atmosphere along the trail with vibrant Sherpa Culture and tradition.
  • Varieties of Himalayan wild animals and plants in Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Explore glacial lakes, rivers, gorges, landscapes, and dense forests.
  • Breathtaking scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport

The Best Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days is a specially designed package for the adventurous trek to the foothills of the highest mountain in the world. Everest. The trek follows the legendary footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and takes you to the heart of the Khumbu region. During the trek, you will pass through tranquil Sherpa Villages, peaceful monasteries, sparkling rivers, valleys, and of course snowcapped peaks. The moment you step onto a trail, you will experience how beautiful and special is Everest Base Camp Trekking.

The Best Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days begins with 45 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then, the trail follows villages like Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche, and takes you to the Base camp of Everest. In between, witness some of the rare flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park. Namche Bazaar and Dingboche will be part of the acclimatization days during the trek. Hiking to Kalapatthar will be tricky and challenging but it offers mind-blowing views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Mera Peak, etc. However, if you are short of time, you can do Everest base Camp trek with Helicopter Return as well.

What to expect during 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Well, the thrilling adventure of trekking begins with an enthralling flight to one of the most dangerous airports in the world-Lukla airport. Then, you start to walk on your journey through different Sherpa Villages. Every night, you will spend overnight in one of those villages, and experience their day-to-day lifestyle and traditions. The greetings and warm hospitality of the local people are unmatchable.

Trekkers can expect a lot of adventures during the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Hike to Kala Patthar vantage point for amazing 360-degree views of mountain vistas. Likewise, rugged terrain with several ups and downs during the trail. Likewise, Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery are the special Highlights of this trek along with the views of the highest mountains. Namche is a small town like a tourist hub where you can find unique café, restaurants, bakeries, gear shops, etc. Likewise, Tengboche Monastery is the largest Monastery in the Khumbu Region. Similarly, you will be crossing many suspension bridges over glacial rivers.

How difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is without a doubt one of the best trekking in the world. The trail is moderate to challenging as you gain the elevation. You will reach up to the elevation of 5550 meters at Kala Patthar. The trek takes around 5-6 hours on average every day. Likewise, rugged terrain with several ascending and descending, cold winds blowing through the valleys and mountain passes makes this trek tricky. So, every trekker should be able to tackle these difficulties by staying physically and mentally fit.

However, if you are short of time to see the beauty of Mt. Everest, we have Everest View which can be done within a week. Likewise, you can even see a magical glimpse of Mt. Everest within some hours by booking Everest Base Camp Heli Tour.

Best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days

Always pick the best month for your lifetime experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. Among the five seasons in Nepal, Spring and Autumn are the two peak trekking seasons in Nepal. Spring (March-May) – The months of March-May are also known as pre-monsoon season. Weather remains stable with moderate temperature throughout the day. Likewise, the trail is filled with beautiful flowers and green hills.

Likewise, some trekkers prefer to hike to Everest Base Camp during the Autumn season which is another peak trekking season in Nepal. The months of September-November are monsoon, which means, the skies are opened up with amazing views of mountains. Trekking to Everest in the winter can be possible, but the trail is covered with full of snow and cold.

Classic Trek Nepal does not suggest trekking to Everest Base Camp during the summer. However, if you have time to visit Nepal during the summer, we are glad to arrange a trip to the Himalayas.

Note: Sometimes because of unpredictable weather, domestic flights to Lukla might be canceled or delayed. So, we will be working together to find out any possible alternatives to continue your holiday without any obstacles.

How to Get Prepared for Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days?

Because you will be ascending and descending on a trot for 12 Days carrying the baggage weighing 5-6 kgs, is quite challenging. Moreover, every day you have to walk for 5-6 hours on average. So, it becomes crucial if you start your physical workout months early to gain strength and stamina. We suggest doing some hiking once a week carrying a backpack weighing 5-8 kg. So, we suggest doing some weight lifting or hiking at higher altitudes to provide some strength to your leg muscles. Also, being mentally tough throughout the trek is equally important. Always be prepared both mentally and physically before the start of the 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek.

Trekking Gear for Everest Base Camp Trekking

The Everest Base Camp trek for 12 days is not a technical climb or expedition. However, you need to be wise while carrying your gear and equipment. Even if you are taking porters, do not carry unnecessary clothing and gear. Here is the list of trekking gear you need for 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek:

Clothing Gear: Layers (Base and Insulation), Outer Layers, Trousers, Shorts, Windproof and waterproof jackets, warm hats, warm gloves, etc.

Footwear: Hiking Boots, Trekking shoes, flip-flops, woolen socks, and crampons (if you are trekking in winter).

Backpacks: Daypack, Duffel Bag, small backpack, and Rain cover.

Sleeping Gear: Quality Sleeping Bag and Liner.

Poles and other Gear: Trekking Poles, Headlight, Sunglasses, Water bottle, Camera, Portable Charger, toiletries, etc.

Everest Base Camp Trek costs for 2024 and 2025

Everest Base Camp Trek cost depends on the trip requirement of the trekkers. You may find different price ranges while searching Everest Base Camp Trek depending on the trekking companies and their services. The initial Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days costs start from 1199 USD. However, the costs vary if you are taking Everest Base Camp Trekking packages or services only. Also, you will get more discounts if you are more than 5 people. Please get in touch with us on our What’s App to get a special discount on the group.

Itinerary

The Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days starts with a flight to Lukla, either from Kathmandu or Ramechhapp. During peak trekking season, air traffic can be a problem, so the flights are operated from Ramechaap. From Kathmandu, it takes around 4 hours drive to get to Ramechaap. We have to leave Kathmandu early in the morning around 2 am so that we can catch an early flight to Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla, we will take a short tea/coffee break and start to walk towards Phakding. Overnight stay at Phakding.

  • Max Altitude:2610 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin our day with a hike through the rhododendron forests and Sherpa settlements. Similarly, explore the Yak pastures and Farmlands during the trek. As you approach Sagarmatha National Park, you can see a glimpse of Mt. Thamserku. The trek continues to Namche Bazaar beautiful small town in the Khumbu Region. Overnight stay at Namche.

  • Max Altitude:3440 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today we will hike around Namche villages and explore the beauty of this area. We have options like exploring the Namche Bazaar or hiking to Syngboche or even Everest View Hotel. The hike offers amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Thameserku, Lhotse, and Nuptse. After finishing the hike you can just roam around the town or even visit some local schools. Overnight stay at Namche.

  • Max Altitude:3440 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail from Namche to Tengboche is somehow easy but beautiful too. We will descend to Dudhkoshi Valley and start to ascend to Tengboche. As you gain the altitude, some of the highest mountains are waiting for at a distance. After crossing the Imja River, we will arrive at Tengboche. Also, if we arrive early than expected then we will visit Tengboche Monastery too. Overnight stay at Tengboche.

  • Max Altitude:3860 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having early breakfast, the trip to Everest Base Camp continues passing deep valleys and enjoying the mountain views at the same time. We cross the Imja River again and ascend to Dingboche beautiful Sherpa village. During the trek, you can find hamlets, beautiful chortens, mani walls, and prayer flags. Also, you will be staying above 4000 meters today so, you may find it a bit uneasy to breathe. But we suggest to stay calm and continue to drink plenty of water. Stay hydrated throughout the day.

  • Max Altitude:4410 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is the 2nd acclimatization phase of this EBC Trek, which is very important before we gain more elevation. We have the option to hike the Lhotse-Nuptse Ridge to enjoy the mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam. Otherwise, we can just roam around the Dingboche and let ourselves acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight stay at Dingboche.

  • Max Altitude:4410 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin the day heading north walking for an hour to reach Mani-Prayer stupa. Then, we will descend to the pheriche. Similarly, from Pheriche, the trail continues near Dugla where we come across a small river of Khumbu Glacier. On the way, we can see the views of the wall of Nuptse, Kangma tse, and north-Pokalde. Overnight stay at Lobuche.

  • Max Altitude:4910 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is one of the important days of our 12-day EBC Trek. The day is going to be quite long and we will hike to Everest Base Camp today. The trail to base camp is quite challenging as we follow the rocky moraine path and witness glacial ponds and icebergs. One of your dreams to trek to Everest Base Camp finally comes true today. Snap some memorable shorts from your camera at Everest Base Camp. After spending some time here we will return to Gorakshep to stay overnight.

  • Max Altitude:5364 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave for Kalapatthar early in the morning, which is also the highest point of this whole EBC trek journey. The sunrise view from Kalapathhar is magical and panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many more can be seen. After witnessing some magical views we will hike down to Gorakshep to have breakfast and then trek to Pheriche. Although it's going to be a bit long day but trail is quite easy. Overnight stay at Pheriche.

  • Max Altitude:4371 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Meals:Brekfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Pheriche, we will have a short trek compared to the previous days. We will stop at Monjo today rather than in Namche. But if you feel like you can make it to Namche then we will trek to Namche on the same day. The trail gets easier every day when we descend. Overnight stay at Monjo.

  • Max Altitude:2835 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast we trek down to Lukla Via Namche Bazaar. The trail passes through rhododendron forests and crosses the suspension bridges. You can see the sherpa farmlands along the way to the Lukla. Overnight stay at Lukla.

  • Max Altitude:2860 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After completing the trek you will fly back to Kathmandu. Take an early morning flight from Lukla and head to Kathmandu. 

  • Max Altitude:1400 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:45 minutes
  • Meals:Breakfast
What's Included
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop in private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu domestic flight airfare.
  • Khumbu Region Municipality Entry Permit Card.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit Card.
  • 12 Days guide expenses including his salary, meals, accommodations and insurance.
  • Meals during the trek includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis.
  • 2 night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All government and local taxes.
What's not Excluded
  • Travel insurance which is most compulsory.
  • Personal expenses like drinks, hot water, laundry charges, etc.
  • Porters expenses (if needed, it costs 20 USD per day during the trek)
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Emergency rescue or evacuation.
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Start DateStarts: WednesdayJul 24, 2024End DateEnds: SundayAug 04, 2024PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: WednesdayJul 31, 2024End DateEnds: SundayAug 11, 2024PricePriceUS$1250StatusStatusAvailable
Clients Reviews
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    Classic Trek Nepal is definitely the best company in Thamel. I tried many of other agencies and this one is the most professional as they look after yourself very well and to the good way. Also, they explain you all the mains informations that you need. I’ll surely never forget my time with them. Thank you again for everything.

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