Trek Everest Base Camp - 12 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek

12 days Everest Base Camp Trek is the best trekking in Nepal. Trek to Everest Base Camp is probably the best trekking experience in the world. Rising above all the mountains in the world, Everest is the highest mountain in this globe and Everest Base Camp Trekking is best trekking in the world.

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days starts with a scenic flight to Lukla then a gradual walk to the base camp. The diverse altitude from 2600m to 5500m., the great Himalayan views, the local lifestyle, the local foods makes this trekking the number one.The tea house type trekking in Everest, the route to Everest base camp welcomes thousands of trekkers every year.

The famous Everest Base Camp trek 12 days includes of visiting the finest Sherpa villages. Some the beautiful villages, the route includes are Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Pangboche and Dingboche. The trail also offers to visit the famous Buddhist monasteries of Tengboche and Dingboche. The inclusion of the best mountain view point of Kala Patthar makes this trekking even better.Moderately hard trekking, Everest Base Camp trekking is 11 nights 12 days trekking.

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Highlights 

  • Take a scenic flight to worlds’ adventurous airport of Lukla.
  • Go and visit the famous village of Namche Bazar- the Sherpa capital and the homage to famous mountaineers.
  • Hike to the finest mountain viewpoints of- Everest view point, Nagarjun Hills and Kala Patthar.
  • Experience the trekking in a diverse altitude route  (2600 meters above the sea level to 5545 meters above the sea level)
  • Leave the footprint at the base of the worlds’ highest mountain.
  • Create the memory for the life.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla (30 minutes) and trek to Phakding (4/5 hours trekking).
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m./6/7 hours trekking).
  • Day 03: Hike to Syanboche (2 hours) for the Everest view then back to Namche Bazar.
  • Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 06: Hike to Nagarjun Hills (2 hours’ hike), then back to Dingboche.
  • Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4/5 hours’ trek).
  • Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (4 hours’ trek), then to Everest Base Camp (2 hours’ trek) then back to Gorakshep (2 hours’ trek).
  • Day 09: Trek back to Pheriche (6/7 hours’ trek).
  • Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazar. (5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 11: Trek back to Lukla (5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu. (30 minutes’ flight).

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Best season and Permits

  • The best seasons to trek Everest base camp are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Everest trek in winter (December to February). And the month of the December is considered as one of the best months to trek Everest Base Camp. Although, the months of Monsoon (June to August) are not regarded as the best months.
  • Everest Base Camp trip needs to have two different permits. The first permit for the trek is Sagarmatha National Park  entry permit and which cost US$33 per person. The second permit needed for the trip is Pasang Lhamu Municipality charges and the cost for this permit is US$ 20 per person.

The Himalayan Journeys Nepal also offer different trekking packages in Everest. If your choice is a different trekking than Everest Base Camp then go to one of our Everest trekking packages;

Read 52 frequently asked questions of Mount Everest and Everest Base Camp Trek if you have any confusion.

Day 1
Fly to Lukla (30 minutes) and trek to Phakding (4/5 hours trekking).

Lukla airport

• One of the interesting airports in the world. The flight to Lukla is a wonderful one. Meet your guide/porter and start the trip.

Phakding

• The small village at the lap of the Himalayas. You will stay at a local teahouse.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner Included.

Accommodation: At a local teahouse on a twin sharing basis.

Day 2
Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m./6/7 hours trekking).

Hillary bridge

• A beautiful suspension bridge decorated with Buddhist prayer flags. Moment after crossing the bridge, you may get the first glimpse of Mount Everest.

Namche Bazar

• The Sherpa Capital is a wonderful settlement at the lap of Khongde mountain. You will be spending an extra night here for the acclimatization.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Accommodation: At a local teahouse on a twin sharing basis.

Day 3
Hike to Syanboche (2 hours) for the Everest view then back to Namche Bazar.

Everest view point

• Everest view point is one of the best places in Everest region to see 360 views of the mountains.

Sherpa museum

• Visit the Sherpa museum at Namche Bazar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Accommodation: At a local teahouse on a twin sharing basis.

Day 4
Trek to Tengboche (5/6 hours trekking).

Tengboche Monastery

• The biggest Buddhist monastery in Everest region. Situated in the top of the hill, the monastery also offers greater views of the Himalayas.

Sunset in the Himalayas

• Enjoy the wonderful sunset in the Himalayas.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Accommodation: At a local teahouse on a twin sharing basis.

Day 5
Trek to Dingboche (5/6 hours trekking).

Sunrise at Everest.

• Early morning collects the super sunrise view at

Mount Everest.

Snow leopard and Himalayan Musk Deer

• You may see the snow leopard and the Himalayan musk deer along the way. Keep an eye.

Dingboche

• A nice settlement at the lap of the Himalayas.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Accommodation: At a local teahouse on twin sharing basis.

Day 6
Hike to Nagarjun Hills (2 hours hike), then back to Dingboche.

Nagarjun Hills

• Hike up to get the greater views plus the higher elevation. Then get back to Dingboche and take the rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin sharing basis

Day 7
Trek to Lobuche (4/5 hours trek).

Monument hill (Chihan Danda)

• The hills have so many memories of those who have lost their lives in Everest.

Lobuche

• A small settlement for the night stop.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Accommodation: At a local teahouse on a twin sharing basis.

Day 8
Trek to Gorakshep (4 hours trek), then to Everest Base Camp (2 hours trek) then back to Gorakshep (2 hours trek).

Gorakshep

• Get there for the lunch, then leave your baggage and trek to Everest Base Camp with the essentials only.

Everest Base Camp.

• Get to the base camp, collect the moments and get back to Gorakshep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Accommodation: At a local teahouse in twin sharing basis

Day 9
Trek back to Pheriche (6/7 hours trek).

Retrace back to Pheriche via Lobuche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Accommodation: At a local teahouse on a twin sharing basis.

Day 10
Trek back to Namche Bazar. (5/6 hours trekking).

Follow the same way back to Namche Bazar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Accommodation: At a local teahouse on a twin sharing basis.

Day 11
Trek back to Lukla (5/6 hours trekking).

Follow the same way back to Lukla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Accommodation: At a local teahouse on a twin sharing basis.

Day 12
Fly back to Kathmandu. (30 minutes flight).

Take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast Included

Accommodation: Not included this day.

Inclusion

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle (2 times).
  • Flight (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu).
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees and Pashang Lhamu municipality charges
  • Food (12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners) during the trekking
  • 11 nights accommodation at local teahouse on a twin sharing basis
  • All the government taxes and company service charges

Exclusion

  • Travel insurance
  • Porter(s) during the trekking
  • Personal expenses (bar bills, hot shower, hot water, WIFI, electricity charges etc.)
  • Tipping
  • Anything does not include in the inclusion.

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Trip Facts

  • 2-8 persons
  • 5545m
  • March to May and September to November
  • Tea house accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • Moderate

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