12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
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- 12 Days
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DemandingBetween Moderate to Strenuous trip at an altitude up to 4,000m with side trips to higher elevations. This is classified as ill-defined trails, away from major settlements. Considered to be harder therefore preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential.
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- 5555 Meter
- High Altitude trekking
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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek will take you to the base camp of world’s highest Mt. Everest (8848m) following the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The blooming rhododendron forests, pine forests, shimmering rivers, incredible waterfalls, glaciers, Buddhist monasteries, rich cultures and many innate reverences en route make this trek even more delightful and may take you to inhale away. This journey is assured to be an adventure of a lifetime, introducing you to an enchanting culture, flawless beauty and the best of wilderness.
The short 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek begins with the 30 minutes dramatic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, an entry point of Everest Region. The exciting journey filled with adventure and the beauty starts moving towards Phakding. Continue it to Namche bazaar – a famous Sherpa village there gets to experience the breathtaking scenery culture and lifestyles of Sherpa’s. The colourful trekking trail of rhododendron forests leads you to Tengboche, visit an ancient Buddhist monastery to observe how Buddhist people pray. After that, the 12 Days short Everest Base Camp Trek head to Dingboche(Island peak river directly flows from the east of Dingboche). Slowly the day is being closer towards the destination and becomes more challenging as you reach at a higher elevation. Enjoy acclimatize day at Dingboche as the elevation get higher. Furthermore continue the scenic thrilling journey to Lobuche (4940m/16210ft) and witness the spectacular panoramic views of Himalayas. Decisively reach the long-anticipated harbour, the short 12 days Everest Base Camp (5364m). Marvel at the natural beauty of the Khumbu region and leave a footprint of yours around the influential tremendous peaks. Wondrous view of the world’s deepest glacier with the elevation of (4900m/16,100ft) also can be seen from the base camp. After all the journey also takes you the famous vantage point of the region Kalapathar from where you’ll get the incredible sunrise view over the Himalayas. Not only the sunrise also the clear and close views of sparkling Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Island peak and others. Along with the amazing view of Khumbu glacier and the Khumbu ice-fall also attracts adrenaline junkies all over the world. Save memory of unforgettable moments throughout trekking adventure and your life in the lap of Himalayas. As you get a thrilling lifetime experience descend back to Lukla and then to Kathmandu.
The best time to do this 12 days Everest Base Camp short trek is during the months of March to May and September to December. Join us for an exhilarating experience in the Himalayas with our experienced guides and the best quality services.
Trek Departure every day
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Day: 01 – Flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding
Early morning take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway of the Everest region. Upon reaching meet the rest of the team members and start your adventurous journey to Phakding. Pass through the charming villages, suspension bridges and amazing rivers along the way. Catch a glimpse of beautiful Himalayas before reaching Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Day: 02 – Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Begin your day trekking towards Namche bazaar, the main trading centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region. You will be passing through beautiful pine forest and village cross suspension bridge that takes you alongside Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. Then, ascend on a steep trail before arriving at Namche Bazaar. From there you can get the astounding views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kangtenga and Mt. Everest. Learn their cultures and lifestyles during your stay. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day: 03 – Rest day at Namche Bazaar
Here is the first day separated for the rest and acclimatization. Relax your body on this day. At the same time acquire knowledge about culture, traditions and lifestyles of Sherpa people. To acclimatize your body you will be hiking towards Everest View Hotel to observe the mesmerizing sunrise views over the Himalayas and also the glimpse of Mt. Everest. Enjoy lunch at the top where you’re surrounded by the Himalayan views. Trek back to Namche Bazaar for overnight.
Day: 04 – Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Start the day after breakfast head to Tengboche. The panoramic day of the trail passes through the small settlement of Sanasa and making way to Phunkithanga. Along the way you are rewarded by the glittering views of Everest and Ama Dablam which makes you feel wonderful and also energize you. Cross suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River and then steep climb through pine and juniper forest, you’ll walk about 2hrs to reach Tengboche. After reaching, first of all, visit the biggest ancient monasteries of the region. See how the Buddhist prayer prays every day. Overnight in Tengboche.
Day: 05 – Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
Today you will reach at an elevation of 4360m as you hike to Dingboche. Walkthrough the rhododendron forests enjoying the great views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Kantenga. Cross the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and pass the villages like Pangboche. Then the route continues through the meadow to Dingboche. About a 5 hrs of trekking finally you reach Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day: 06 – Rest day at Dingboche
The special day for travellers detached for rest and acclimatizing body. In this day you can explore Dingboche and also you can participate in one of the optional hikes to Chukkung valley or Nangkartshang peak. Overnight in Dingboche.
Day: 07 – Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
Today’s trail is a bit difficult as you have to climbs about 3 hrs to reach Lobuche. Start a gradual climb to Dughla. Along the way you will get to see a memorial dedicated to Sherpa’s and the trekkers who lost their lives in the Himalayas. See the panoramic views of Cholatse peak, Taboche Peak, Lobuche peak and Stand right in front of Mt. Nuptse before reaching Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
Day: 08 – Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and to Everest Base Camp
A beautiful thrilling day of this trek starts moving towards Gorakshep via Khumbu Glaciers. Enjoy lunch at Gorak Shep and then head to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. As you are reaching your dream destination the elevation also gets higher up to (5364m). The trail is also amazing surpasses through the terrain sprinkle rocks, moraines, streams and glaciers. Finally reached the Everest Base Camp located in between of Khumbu glacier. Enjoy your day seeing the great view of Khumbu glacier as well as Khumbu icefall. Spend your time enjoying all the views that the base camp offers. Return back to Gorakshep and stay overnight.
Day: 09 – Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and back to Pheriche
Wake up early morning to hike up to Kala Patthar for sunrise views and the magnificent mountain views. Climb Kalapathar(5600m) and witness the stunning sunrise views over the Mt. Everest and other snowcapped peaks. From there you will get closest glamorous views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt, Nuptse and many more. Capture memories at the top of Kalapatthar and then retrace your footsteps back to Gorakshep. Then descend to Pheriche and stay overnight.
Day: 10 – Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Today’s trail is easy along the Imja valley descending back following the same trail to Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the last glimpse of all the Himalayas. Encounter more villages and see the beautiful landscape while returning back to Namche. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day: 11 – Trek from Namche to Lukla
Last day of trekking in the Everest region starts passing through Sherpa villages of Monjo, Benkar, Phakding and many others. Climb the final 45 minutes ascent that takes you from Chheplung to Lukla, where you can finally relax after the meticulous adventure. Overnight in Lukla.
Day: 12 – Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Early morning enjoy a breathtaking flight back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching you will be transferred to the hotel of Kathmandu. Take a rest after a long and exhilarating journey. In the evening you can enjoy the walk in the bustling Thamel area. Buy some souvenirs do shopping taste local foods. Also, there will be a farewell dinner organized by the team members of Himalayan Recreation Treks & Expedition. So enjoy!
WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All
11 Nights Tea house Accommodation during a trek
Food from the menu (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
- An Expert English speaking guide with his/her food, accommodation, insurance and salary.
- Porters (2 Trekkers=1 porter)
Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu (Round way flights)
All the private transport Pick up drop off
- Pickup and drop at Airport
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
- Air fare for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- 11 night Accommodations during the trek
- A government license holder guide
- Porter to carry your baggage( for two pax)
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
- TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
- First Aid Kit
- Trekking Permits needed
- All government taxes, VAT and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- Tips for trekking staffs
- Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
- Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
- All items not listed in Cost included section
TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
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- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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The highest and most adventurous marathon in the world, Mount Everest Marathon held every year from the base camp of Mt. Everest (8848m). The first successful ascent of Mt. Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on 29th May 1953, so popularly known as Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon. Not only about race, but it’s totally about having fun and experiencing the beautiful landscape, traversing through vibrant rhododendron forests, witnessing the highest mountain scenery, learning about the cultures and traditions and later on running through the spectacular homeland of Sherpa people from Everest Base camp close beneath the dramatic Khumbu icefall.
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The frantic trip will enthral you as it officially commences from Chhukung leads you to the small settlements and follows the trails through the moraine of massive Lhotse Glacier. Cross the Imja Tse river valley with a steep climb followed by a comfortable walk through the river. All the way to the Island Base camp, the rewarding views of Himalayas will amaze you and give power to summit the peak. Get trained for the peak climbing using ice axes and ropes as well walking on the surface of blue icy marvellous glaciers at the base camp before climbing Island peak. Climb Island peak and surround yourself with the magnificent views of Mt. Nuptse (7879m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Cho Polu (6734m), Mt. Makalu (8475m), Mt. Baruntse (7720m) and Lhotse Shar (8383m). The experience embracing in the galvanizing terminus with the overwhelming sights of highest mountain is worthwhile and it’s a journey to commemorate for a lifetime. In addition, the best season for climbing Island peak during the months of March to May and October to November.
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Engage yourself with this short trekking to Chisapani Nagarkot, an ideal adventure for those with ardour for a stirring experience. The most popular trek, Nagarkot Chisapani overtures the splendid blend of cultural insights, natural grandeur, heritage sites and the magnificent views of snowcapped pinnacles. Travel through the majestic waterfalls, small villages, farmlands and lush green forests during this exciting adventure. Gain complete insights into different ethnic group people’s cultures and tradition.
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