Everest Base Camp Trek – 12 Days

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12 Days

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International flights are NOT included

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Drop-Off, Pickup

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Private, Small Group

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Airconditioned Vehicle

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12 Days Everest Base Camp trek using local lodges/tea house
2 x Kathmandu Domestic Airport transfers for Lukla flight
An English speaking escort trekking guide from Kathmandu for 12 days Everest trek
Porter for 12 Days Everest Trek from Lukla (minimum 2 persons. For 1 person will be porter guide)
Trekking crew allowances, Insurance, Food, and accommodation
Everest Trekking Map
Everest National Park fee as applicable
TIMS fees as applicable
Khumbu Pasang Lamu Municipality Fee as applicable
Government taxes as applicable

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💎 Why we love it ?

12 Days Everest Base Camp trekking is a lifetime opportunity to explore the Everest region – Home of Mount Everest and Cultural Hub of Sherpa people. The trekking route is the best trekking route in the world as this synthesis with altitude, excellent mountain views, and indigenous Sherpa culture together. Everest Base Camp which is the foot of the Everest is the main highlight of this trek together with Kalapatthar located at 5550m offering a commanding view of Mount Everest and Base Camp. During the Everest Base Camp trekking, you will be walking inside the Sagarmatha National Park listed at UNESCO Site. This trek route takes you through many unique Villages, picturesque valleys, rhododendrons, oak and pine forests, and the suspension bridges over raging rivers.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Everest Base Camp Trek – 12 Days

Day 1: Fly Kathmandu/Lukla (2860m) & Trek Phakding (2610m) – 3 hrs walk

Early morning you will meet your trekking guide and together transferred to Kathmandu Domestic airport to board a flight to Lukla. This flight itself is known for its fantastic aerial view of Mountain ranges. Upon arrival at Lukla, your guide will introduce you to other trekking members. Start your trek to Pkhading. You will walk for 3 hours today for a better acclimatization process.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Overnight at Local Lodge, Phakding.


Day 2: Trek Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 6 hrs walk

Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge and start the trekking trail that follows Dudh Koshi River. You will cross the famous Double Suspension Bridge and an uphill climb with rewarding Mountain views will lead to Namche Bazaar which is the largest settlement of the Sherpa community in Nepal. Sherpas are the indigenous people of Nepal known for their climbing skills. On each expedition on the peaks above 8000meters especially in the South Asian region, you require the expertise and help of Sherpa to make ascend successfully. Free time on your own to stroll around the local town at your own pace.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Breakfast & Overnight at Local Lodge, Namche.


Day 3: Acclimation Day or Excursion to Everest View Hotel & Khamjung to See Yeti Skull

Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge and start the trekking trail that follows Dudh Koshi River. You will cross the famous Double Suspension Bridge and an uphill climb with rewarding Mountain views will lead to Namche Bazaar which is the largest settlement of the Sherpa community in Nepal. Sherpas are the indigenous people of Nepal known for their climbing skills. On each expedition on the peaks above 8000meters especially in the South Asian region, you require the expertise and help of Sherpa to make ascend successfully. Free time on your own to stroll around the local town at your own pace.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Breakfast & Overnight at Local Lodge.


Day 4: Trek Tengboche (3867m) – 5 hrs walk

Today trek will take you to Tengboche which is known for its excellent view of Ama Dablam valley with the Everest skyline. Tengboche is also known for the largest Buddhist monastery in the Everest region “Tengboche Monastery” which hosts the annual Mani Rimdu festival celebrated by Sherpa communities. You can witness evening rituals at the monastery.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Breakfast & Overnight at Local Lodge.


Day 5: Trek Dingboche (4410m) – 5 hrs walk

Morning enjoys breakfast at your lodge. Your guide will fix a time for today’s walk and meet you at the exact time to start today’s trek. Today you will walk for 5 hours to reach Dingboche located on the Glacier line of Imja and Duwo Glacier in Chukhung valley. You will cross typical Sherpa settlements like Deboche, Pangboche & Shomare. Check-in at your lodge.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Breakfast & Overnight at Local Lodge.


Day 6: Acclimatization Day

Today is acclimatization day to adjust your body for altitude gained. You can enjoy excursions to nearby places with your trek guide for better acclimatization. If not interested and require some rest then you can relax at your lodge.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Breakfast & Overnight at Local Lodge.


Day 7: Trek Lobuche (4940m) – 5 hrs walk

Start your trek today along Mani walls (especial Buddhist prayer stone carving) with an uphill climb to Douglas. If interested can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association Health Post at Pheriche en-route. Continue further to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier bypassing Scott Fischer memorials and Babu Chair Sherpa memorial. A gentle push for another 2 hours will lead us to Lobuche.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Breakfast & Overnight at Local Lodge.


Day 8: Trek Gorekshep (5170m) with a visit to Everest Base Camp (5364m) – 7 hrs walk

Today’s walk is strenuous due to low oxygen levels hence you are recommended to start early to avoid any rush. You will follow your guide instructions and follow him carefully on the trekking trails via Gorekshep Tso which is full of rocky dunes, Glacier moraine, and Glacier streams.

You will reach Everest Base Camp where you will see many expeditions group accommodate themselves at bright-colored tents willing to push themselves for a successful Everest Summit ascent. Since you will be at Base Camp of Everest hence it will not be visible but you can see the magnificent views of Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori from this place. After spending some time here, you will trek back to Gorekshep village for an overnight stay. Gorekshep is the last temporary human settlement in Everest Area.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Breakfast & Overnight at Local Lodge.


Day 9: Kalapathar Sunrise Excursion and trek to Pheriche (4288m) – 8 hrs walk

Early morning you will climb to the best viewpoint on earth to see the magnificent views of the sunrise over Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Cho-Oye, and Lhotse. When sunlight strikes white lofty peaks the entire color changes from white to orange. You can also see the view of Everest Base Camp from Kalapathar. Spend your time to cherish the accomplishment and return back to Gorekshep for breakfast. After some rest, you will start your trek down to Pheriche following the same route.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Breakfast & Overnight at Local Lodge.


Day 10: Trek Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 6 hrs walk

Today you will walk down to Namche Bazaar which takes 6 hours walk. You will check-in at the lodge. Spend your free time exploring the local market. Namche is the biggest local market in the Everest region. Every Saturday you will see a weekly market for the best bargain price, local faces from neighboring villages. You can take advantage of the same to purchase mountain souvenirs, Yak cheese, or other handcraft.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Breakfast & Overnight at Local Lodge.


Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2860m) – 6 hrs walk

Follow the downhill trail to reach Namche Bazaar. The rest of the day is free to relax your muscle or you can utilize this time to stroll around the market area for last-minute shopping.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Breakfast & Overnight at Local Lodge.


Day 12: Fly Lukla/ Kathmandu

Your guide will escort you to Lukla airport to board a flight back to Kathmandu. You will see off your porters and other trekking crew at Lukla. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will get transferred to your hotel.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Breakfast & Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu booked on own.

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