Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trek is the most popular and classic expedition chosen by adventurous lovers. The route to the Everest region is a famous and popular option for people thinking to spend their holiday trekking. Not only in Nepal the Everest Base Camp trekking is considered the world’s famous trekking route.
The trek route is applicable for people with no trekking experience to professional adventure seekers. Everest Base Camp’s 12 Days trek package is perfect for those who do not have enough time but want to view Mt.Everest from close.
The path is filled with the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal. Along with this package see if you want to spend more time with more quality views then, join the Everest base camp for 17 days where you can have a luxury and tour with full accomplishment.
While following the route to Everest it will be mostly one side of Cho La Pass following almost half of the route of Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass trekking.
The Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trek will give you an amazing lifetime experience in the Himalayas region. On the way, you can easily enjoy the view of ancient Buddhist monasteries, stone-paved uphill trails and passes, and of course the uncountable numbers of Himalayan peaks.
The most exciting place will be the top of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp because from the top you will have breathtaking views of all the peaks of the Everest/ Khumbu region. While taking the route to Everest Base Camp, the very close view of the silver mountains will be normal. Through the journey, you may feel attached to the heart of the Himalayan snowy mountains.
You will be amazed by the sight of mountains including the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest [8848 M] Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Bancharo Peak, Pasang Lhamu Peak, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Kangtega, Mt. Tabuche and much more.
Along with the view of mountains but we will also be exploring beautiful Rhododendron and Pine tree forest, beautiful waterfalls, endangered animals, and much more.
On the way, we will be entering Everest Base Camp through the gateway of UNESCO’s world heritage site – Everest (Sagarmatha) National Park. The path is full of exciting adventures. The prepared route for this trek is planned by our very experienced guides. If you have any confusion regarding the prepared route or alternative route, please feel free to contact us without any hesitation.
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|Phakding to Namche Bazar
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|Hike - Everest View Hotel -Namche
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|Namche Bazar - Tengboche
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|Tengboche - Dingboche
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|Hike - Nagarjuna View point -Dingboche
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|Dingboche - Thukla - Lobuche
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|Trek - Gorakshep - Everest BC - Gorakshep
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|Trek - Kalapatthar - Gorakshep - Pheriche
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|Pheriche - Namche Bazar
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|Namche Bazar - Lukla
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|Lukla - kathmandu via flight
We will catch an early morning flight to Lukla. Lukla is our first step towards Khumbu/ Everest region. Once we reach Lukla, we have Breakfast as arranged by our guide, we will have our breakfast in the tea house lodge in Lukla. Now the journey to Everest Base Camp starts. For today, our destination will be Phakding.
The way to Phakding is a little down and easy. The time is also less to reach Phakding. You will see the local Sherpa villages along with their typical stone wall and potato farms. Ancient Buddhist monasteries are common as we will be seeing them from time to time. From Phakding you can have a clear view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru.
From Phakding we will move to a very beautiful village in the Everest region – Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the main center for trading in the Everest region. The town is modern and filled with facilities like ATM’s, shops, markets, internet cafes, and government offices.
We will be crossing and recrossing Dudh Koshi river over the famous Hillary bridge and many other high suspension bridges. Just after passing Monjo village, we will be right in front of the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. there you have to show your trekking permit to be approved by the authority to move forward. The world heritage site actively works for the development of the surroundings of the Himalayas along with the conservation and protection of endangered species and vegetation.
Moving on the way you will have your very first view of Mt. Everest [8848 M] on a clear day. On the route, you will have the sight of mountains like Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse, Tawache, etc. After a long uphill trail, you will a view of the beautiful Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
Today the full is for short and acclimatizing your body. After Breakfast we start our short journey t to Everest View Point Hotel is famous in this area for the sight it offers. From the top of Viewpoint, you can enjoy the magnificent view of mountains including the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru & Amadablam.
Then We may have a short visit to Khumjung Village if time permits and Back to namche Bazar for sleep.
After breakfast, we will set our trail towards Tengboche. But at the first,Gradual till Kyanjuma and the trail goes down to the river and and Funki Tanga we will have Lunch here and crosses the suspension bridge and start-up up Tengboche. Tengboche is famous because of its ancient Buddhist monastery.
From Tengboche, you will see a marvelous view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Thamae Serku and Kantega.
Today also , able to see Himalayan Thar, Jharal, and Ghoral animals.
Dingboche is commonly known as the gateway to Island Peak. Island Peak is another famous trekking site available in the Everest region. Dingboche is surrounded by hills all around so Dingboche is actually a nice valley to be at.
We will reach Dingboche after trekking for 5-6 hours. In Dingboche, you can find a number of lodges leveling from normal to standard rooms. We will spend our night in Dingboche. rest of the time you may scroll around Village.
The full-day is prepared to take a rest and acclimatize your body to a high altitude. You can stroll around the valley to spend your idle time or you can Hike to Nagarjuna viewpoint (5000m). And see the beautiful and huge mountain in Close distance. It takes 3-4 hours of the walk-in total.
After breakfast, We start our day 7 journey to Lobuche. We walk in a gradual way to Thukla wan the way we are able to see yak pasture and beautiful grassland. And view of white mountains.
After 3 hours we arrive at Thukla and lunch if you starving. Before Thukla we cross the Khumbu River which is come from the Khumbu glacier. After rest here, we follow ascend to Thukla pass where can see graveyards of dead in Everest Climbing. From here 1 hour to Lobuche. Overnight in Lodge.
The air will be thin and altitude starts to increase inch by inch. The path is now gradual. We will have to walk on the moraines of the Glacier in the Khumbu region. We cross some glaciers as well near Gorakshep. When we arrive at Gorakshep after a 3-4 hours walk we take lunch here and leave our Bag pack in Lodge and start walking toward Everest Base camp.
It takes 2-3 hours to reach EBC. We have a beautiful view of the mountains and Khumbu Glacier, also the peak of Mt. Everest on the way. But From base camp cannot see Everest. It is shy behind another mountain. After our stay and photo we back to Gorakshep to sleep in our lodge.
In the morning we will move to Kalapatthar for the breathtaking sights of the silver mountains. The reason behind the name Kalapatthar is that there are only black stones present rather than snow. From the top of Kalapatthar, you can see the mesmerizing view of the sun rising over the mountains of the Khumbu region.
The look of Everest looks imaginative from here as there are many mountains along the way of it. You can See Massive Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Amadablam, Cholatse, and many More with the Khumbu glacier. After we have our moment in Kalapatthar we will start our way back to Gorakshep for breakfast and pack the things.
We start walking back the same way we went on till Thukla and from here we take another trail to Pheriche. The path is down all the way to Pheriche. Is he plain place lie along the Khumbu River, there is Hospital, Himalayan Rescue Association, and some beautiful Guesthouses as well. We will stop here for the night.
After having our stay at Pheriche, today we will make our way towards Namche Bazaar. We will have our breakfast early in the morning and start our journey. We will follow back the same trails of the Dudh Koshi river. When we reach Pangboche, Tengboche we will still be surrounded by beautiful mountain views. We will then continue our walk to Namche for a night’s stay. One the way we will have Lunch.
Today will be your final day in the mountains. We will follow the same path we took on our very first and second-day journey. For the one last time, you will be saying farewell to all those mountains and Sherpa communities. Once you Lukla, Your guide will make the necessary arrangements for your stay and air ticket back to Kathmandu. Today will also, be your last day with your crews so show gratitude toward them.
We will catch an early flight back to Kathmandu. Then you will be transferred to your respective hotel.
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The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the journey begins, is normally trustworthy, but if the weather is poor, all flights for the day will be delayed or canceled. We will try to get you on a hired helicopter (depends on your interest )if the flight is cancelled, but you will be liable for the additional fees, which can range from $300 to $600 or more depending on the number of passengers on the Helicopter.
Some itineraries include an extra day in the trek as a buffer in case of delays, while others do not. However, because flights can sometimes be delayed for many days, we recommend that you add a couple of extra days to the end of your trip in case of any delays. Extra days should always be added at the conclusion of the journey rather than the beginning.
Special Information for Lukla Flight
Some of the Peak travel Season The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal may run flights from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap Airport in an effort to relieve congestion at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. In this circumstance, any affected departures you will have to get up early on Day 01 drive to the 135 kilometers (about 4-5-hours) from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport, and also return.Transfers in a private vehicle will be provided at no additional cost. We will provide you with the most up-to-date information about flights.
12 days at Everest Base Camp You can reach Everest Base Camp by trekking, but you must first spend two days acclimatizing at Namche and Dingboche. We will ascend to Kala Patthar, which is 5,555 meters above sea level, where we will spend four nights.
We highly recommend this trip to everyone who can walk and is in good physical condition. This plan can be executed by anyone who is capable of general mountain trekking because you have 2 more nights of acclimatization planned. possess knowledge, are in good physical shape, and are physically fit. You must be able to hike for five to seven hours every day for 12 days.
Exercise and jog frequently for a few weeks prior to the trip will enhance your stamina and allow you to completely enjoy the trek. Trekkers with pre-existing conditions such as blood, heart, or lung disease should notify us or visit a doctor before making a reservation. How ever Ambition Himalaya provides Experienced tour leaders who have undergone thorough first aid training, so you don’t need to be concerned. To check for altitude sickness, your oxygen level will be regularly checked throughout the day. We have also designed the routes to safeguard everyone from altitude sickness.
The only way to treat someone in your group who has severe altitude sickness symptoms is to descend right away. So we assess the situation and offer advice on how to settle down or rest.
The best season for the Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days is spring from the months of April to May and autumn from the months of September to November. This doesn’t mean that you can’t go on the Everest Base Camp trek in other seasons. This trip is open all year round irrespective of any season or period.
Each season comes with its own advantages, such as in spring, the weather is warmer and welcoming. The temperature rises to 16 degrees Celsius during the day and falls to -8 degrees at night. The rhododendron the national flower of Nepal and magnolias are in full bloom. The trail to the Everest Base Camp looks like a creation of an artistic painter. You will also get the opportunity to witness the colorful festival of Holi and Bisket Jatra in Kathmandu Valley.
Similarly, the autumn season also offers a mild and pleasant temperature from -1 to 15 degrees Celsius with crystal clear sky and the least probability of rain and snow. You will be able to observe the Dashain and Tihar festivals in the valley along with the remarkable views of the beautiful Himalayas.
The trails during these two seasons are often crowded making it enjoyable for those who like to socialize and share each other’s experiences.
But for those, who wish to enjoy nature in peace and quiet, summer and winter season can be the perfect time for this adventure. The summer season from July to August coexists with the monsoon season. You can expect heavy rain in the evening and night but the overnight rain often creates a perfectly clear day for witnessing the stunning views of nature and Everest.
However, the muddy and slippery trail in the lower regions with the higher probability of mosquito and leech infestation can make your trek a bit challenging. Also, make sure to set aside a few extra days for the cancellation of flights due to unfavorable weather.
In winter from December to February, be prepared for a low temperature of -14 degrees Celsius and a lot of snow. Additionally, the lodges may be closed but they will open on request.
Having said that, with the right equipment, clothing, and team of skilled professionals, we can make this trek possible in any season you prefer.
Our 12-day Everest base camp trek is a moderately difficult trek favorable for all people possessing average physical fitness. the hiking period each day of the trek involves 5 to 7 hours of long walk. the eighth and ninth days of the trek are going to be especially challenging which needs you to hike for about 7 to 9 hours.
These two days are the high point of our entire expedition to Everest Base Camp, where you will be trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. The next day, you will be climbing Kala Patthar before dawn and returning to Pheriche.
Therefore, a good physical status and high endurance level are a must. However, the route we have planned for you doesn’t require technical climbing skills or the use of any specialized equipment except for crampons. There are also no sections that are at risk of avalanche, narrow passages, or glacial crevasses.
Please keep in mind, the weather conditions in high-altitude zones such as Everest Base Camp can be treacherous. Sudden wind, drop in temperature, and avalanches can occur. So make sure you follow the instructions provided by our guide at all times. Do not walk fast and go far from the group.
also, remember, at high altitudes, the infrastructure is a bit basic. you may not find the services you are used to at home but trust us, the reward will be something you have not expected at all. The beautiful Himalayas of Everest, Changtse, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lhotse will be standing to acknowledge you.
We suggest you make your lifestyle more active by swimming, running cycling, or walking at least a month before your Everest Base Camp Trek.
Everest Base Camp stands at 5364 m high above sea level which lies at the foot of Mount Everest. But we may not see Everest from the base camp therefore, the following day we climb the summit of Kala Patthar. From here we have an excellent vantage point to witness Everest and other Himalayas. Climbing to Kala Patthar is not an easy task as it is at 5545 m high above sea level.
In addition, day by day to reach these vantage points, we have to cross numerous dizzying suspension bridges and deal with several ascends and descends. The main problem that you encounter during the trek is the risk of altitude sickness. Weakness, shortness of breath, headache, vomiting, and sleep problems are some of the problems you may suffer from.
To avoid such situations, you simply need to follow the acclimatization rules even if you feel great and think have a lot of strength. Walk at a gradual pace, giving your body enough time to adapt to the thin and cool air of greater heights. Make use of the rest day by hiking for a few hours and resting at the accommodation.
Drink a lot of fluids ( 3 to 4 liters of water) and avoid consuming alcohol and cigarettes. If you feel any of the symptoms we have mentioned, please don’t be a hero and push yourself. Inform our guide and descend to a lower elevation. Take paracetamol for minor headaches or Diamox if you feel difficulty in breathing.
In case of serious symptoms, helicopter evacuation may be needed for which we are always prepared and are in a stand-by position.
Our Everest base camp trek of 12 days is certainly a trek to realize your dreams of spending time on the lap of Everest and other greater Himalayas. This trek is also an opportunity to gain the dizzying experience of crossing suspension bridges and visiting Buddhist stupas.
Waking every morning with the expectation of a new destination gives you the strength to hike for long hours. Every day, you will pass through a diverse landscape from a green forested valley to a world of rocks and glaciers. All the time, you will enjoy the closer proximity to the greater mountains.
Each day, you will spend the night in the local Sherpa villages which are famous for their fascinating histories and hospitable communities. There will be plenty of chances for you to explore monasteries, pagodas, Mani Walls, and prayer flags. The smiling faces of Sherpas radiating their joy will certainly infect you all the time.
At Namche Bazaar, you will hike to Everest View Point and enjoy your breakfast with a hot cup of coffee with the amazing snow-capped Himalayas as a backdrop. At Tengboche, you will visit the world-famous ancient Tengboche monastery and learn about the century-old Buddhist culture.
As you approach Dingboche, you will be able to admire the soaring silhouette of Ama Dablam. At Gorakshep, you will feel the true atmosphere of high-mountain expeditions. As you reach the Everest Base Camp, you will experience what camp life is. The next day from Kala Patthar, you will have an outstanding panoramic view of Everest, Nuptse, and Changtse.
As the route ends in Kathmandu Valley, you will be able to take a brief tour of Hanuman Dhoka, Swayaymbunath, Durbar Square, Kumari Bahal, Pashupatinath, and Boudhnath. Not a bad way to end this journey right?
As your trusted companion, we will cover all your accommodation, food, and transportation expenses. In Kathmandu, we will accommodate you at a reputed hotel at an additional cost. We will make sure the hotel will provide you with free WIFI, 24-hour hot water for showers, and an attached bathroom.
As the trek begins, we provide you with accommodation in the best available mountain lodges or guest houses. We avoid accommodating you in low-standard hotels. As the route to the Everest Base Camp is commercially well-developed, there are a number of good and comfortable lodges, especially in the lower altitude villages of Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche. They also provide free or paid WIFI services along with hot showers.
With the increase in altitude, the lodge accommodation becomes simpler with the basic amenities of a shared room with bed, mattress, pillow, and some furniture. There will be no central heating system so make sure to bring a warm sleeping bag. You may also have to share the toilets and dining room.
The rooms may come with an electric socket for charging your mobile, laptop, or cameras. Please keep in mind the lodge owners may charge extra fares for these services.
Regarding food, we guarantee all three meals throughout the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The lodges where we accommodate also provide a wide range of food options. For example, at breakfast, you can order boiled or fried eggs, omelets, bread, Tibetan bread, porridge, potatoes, etc.
At lunch and dinner, you can order for Nepalese national dish of rice, lentils, legumes soup, and vegetables. Or, you can have hot garlic soup, pizza, noodles, and world-famous Momos.
Drink costs are excluded from our package but all the drinks come at a lower cost. So you can try black tea, coffee, famous Masala tea, honey lemon tea, coke, juices, etc. For safe drinking water, request the lodge owner for boiled water. For clean water along the route, carrying water purifiers or purification tablets is advisable.
Please don’t purchase mineral water bottles as they will come at expensive prices. Plus, we promote ecofriendly tourism so we try to avoid the use of plastic as much as possible.
For transportation, we will fly you to Lukla – Kathmandu and Kathmandu – Lukla at a cheaper price. Please inform us if you wish to spend a few more days in Kathmandu. We can organize a private Kathmandu excursion tour with a private car, driver, and guide at an additional fare.
Everest Base Camp Trek is an iconic trail that gives you an opportunity to be close to the highest peak of Everest. Whether it’s for 12 days or 21 or more days, both treks will take you along the most beautiful trail in the world.
Since the Everest Base Camp trek has gained its popularity, many alternative routes have been developed for its access to all types of travelers: from new to experienced ones. Typically short treks such as our 12 days Everest Base Camp trek are suitable for a family vacation where all members from children (above 12 years) to the elderly can participate.
Whereas, the classic or regular Everest Base Camp trek is a long trail lasting for several days favorable for those who have experience in higher altitude treks in Nepal. It is the classic route that takes you along the path of Sir Edmund Hilary and involves long steep climbs and descends.
However, both of these trails will take you to the ultimate destination of Everest Base Camp walking you through the picturesque villages of Khumbu Valley.
The short Everest Base Camp trek and regular Everest Base Camp trek involve walking each day for about 5 to 7 hours. Either of these treks allows you to cross the heart of the planet between the valley of snow-capped mountains that touch the sky.
You will walk among picturesque and well-preserved stone villages, cross suspension bridges over the Milk River, meet the Sherpa culture, and experience a ceremony at the highest Buddhist monastery in the world.
Both of these treks will take you through the same route, traversing through the villages of Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. You will then trek to Everest Base Camp and to KalaPatthar to witness the majestic view of the greater Himalayan giants.
Either one of the treks will conclude the journey with a hike to Lukla and a flight to Kathmandu. The trail is well-marked and commercially well-developed, offering remarkable views to keep you company.
Likewise, spring and autumn are the best time to undertake the short or classic trek to Everest Base Camp. Feeling the effects of altitude in both of these treks is normal as the body will need to adapt to the new oxygen levels.
The regular Everest Base Camp is for those willing to leave their comfort zone. It is a journey to leave the trivial and ordinary, an opportunity to feel and vibrate again. It gives you the chance to connect with the strength within you.
This trek often takes around 20 to 25 days and begins with a drive to Bhandara, then a trek to the small villages of Sete, Junbesi, Nunthala, Bupse Danda, Surke, Phakding to Namche Bazaar. The short 12-day Everest Base Camp trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Phakding.
Thus, the regular Everest Base Camp trek is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of rural Nepal for a few more days. However, long trials often test our physical and mental health a lot. It is important to have focus and directed thinking when doing this trek.
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The Everest Base Camp trek will take you to the camp along with a climb to Kala Patthar. You will then end the expedition walking along the same path you have taken at the beginning of the trek. Whereas, the Everest Circuit trek will take you along the more preserved routes doing an entire loop along different paths between the mountains.
You will pass the Renjo La and Cho La Pass from where you will have the best views of the Gokyo Valley region and Mount Everest. You will also climb to the summit of Gokyo Ri.
The Everest Circuit trek is therefore demanding for which the past hiking experience is a must.
Yes. You will sleep in a lodge or tea house which are basically the houses of local residents that are adapted to receive tourists. Therefore, you will have very close and daily contact with residents and their families.
Yes, today you can get everything in Kathmandu. There are stores with products in different price ranges. We advise you to buy hiking boots before the trip though and walk in them for a few days to avoid pain and blisters.
We prefer small groups that do not exceed 12 people per our company policy. We take small groups so we can concentrate on each member’s safety during the trek. we also want to form a well-coordinated team throughout this expedition.
No, we will take care of all the formalities from buying domestic air tickets, paying taxes, obtaining permits, booking accommodation, ensuring comfortable air and ground transportation, and so on. All you have to do is count your days left until your dream trip.
Recientemente completamos la caminata de 12 días del campamento base del Everest y fue una experiencia increíble. Shishir, el propietario de Ambition Himalaya, habla español y nos explica toda la información por correo y whatsapp. El paisaje en el trekking fue impresionante y los guía fue conocedor y amable. ¡Estoy tan agradecida de haber elegido esta caminata para mis vacaciones, ya que es una experiencia inolvidable que nunca olvidaré! Definitivamente es una de las mejores caminatas del mundo y una excelente manera de explorar el campamento base del Everest y ver la enorme montaña Everest desde Kalapatther. Recomendado todos
The 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Ambition Himalaya and guides Raju and Sherpa Kusal was an amazing experience. The stunning mountain views, challenging terrain, and warm hospitality made for an unforgettable journey. Raju and Sherpa Kusal were exceptional guides, sharing their knowledge of the local culture and history, and making us feel safe and comfortable throughout the trek. The accommodations and meals exceeded our expectations, and we were always greeted with warm hospitality. This trek is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we highly recommend it to anyone who loves hiking and adventure. Thank you to everyone who made this journey possible!
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