Everest Base Camp Trek-12 days
This Everest Base Camp Trek-12 days is one of the most preferred trekking itineraries for Everest Base Camp Trekking. Actually, this Everest Base Camp customized itinerary is for those people who have less than two weeks schedule but still passionate to witness Mt, Everest, the top of the world, from Kalapatthar.
This Everest Base Camp Trek-12 days itinerary is specially designed after a long research if trekkers can do it in comfortable way, if they want to do it. You may astonish at how it is possible to do Everest Base Camp Trek in 12 days? But we can do it. What we want to do is to fit your time schedule as far as it is reasonable.
Our Everest Base Camp Trek-12 days has proper acclimatization in both Namche and Dingboche. This trek begins from Lukla after a short and scenic flight of 3o minutes from Kathmandu. Our experienced and professional guide will accompany you and take care of you during the entire trip till you get back to Kathmandu. The trail then descends to Phkding and ascends to Namche Bazaar. We climb up Hotel Everest View and witness astonishing sunrise and Everest. We also visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Tibetan Bazaar.
We also amaze to see unique and endangered species of flora and faunas in the high Himalayas like fir and blue sheep in Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the highest altitude in the world.
Our further trek takes us to Tencgboche and gradually to Gorekhshep via Periche and Lobuche. We first trek to Gorekh Shep and the next morning, we climb Kalapatthar and observe breathtaking mountain views including Everest 8848m, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Pumori, Cholatse, Twaboche, Makalu, Barunse, Island peak.
Everest Base Camp Trek-12 days Highlights:
- Lukla airport and Lukla Town
- Namche Bazar, Hotel Everest View, Tibetan Market, Sherpa Cultural Museum
- Tengboche town and Tengboche Monastery
- Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the national park located at the highest altitude in the world
- Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp
- Mesmerizing mountain views including Pumori, Loa Tse, Nupse, Mt. Everest, the top of the world and other minor and major peaks
- Sherpa People and their culture
Everest Base Camp Trek-12 days Difficulty
Everest Base Camp Trekking is considered as a moderate trekking in Nepal in Khumbu region. So, prior trekking or hiking experience is recommended but not compulsory. Even the trekkers for the first time without having doing any other trek can do this trek. Again, it doesn’t mean that it is easy trek in Nepal.
We begin Everest Base Camp Trek-12 days with an elevation of 1380m from Kathmandu and gradually we reach the highest point 5550 m which is Kalapatthar. So, it requires high level of stamina and sound health condition.
We will offer three star accommodations in Kathmandu . If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra. We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.
We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu and during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov). Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find Spring best time for Everest Base Camp Trek-12 days since they love to see flowering rhododendron.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Physical Condition and Experience
Those who can walk 5-7 hours in the mountain can do this trek. Everest Base Camp Trek-12 days is a moderate and sometimes it becomes challenging too, trek in Everest Region Trekking . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. Prior trekking experience and technical skills are recommended . These prior skills will be an asset for it.
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is short 35 minutes flight. Lukla is the beginning point of Everest Base Camp Trek. We again end our Everest Base Camp Trek-12 days at Lukla and take a scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery and steep trail .
There are few cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
What to bring with us while climbing Kalapatthar?
Kalapatthar is the most rewarding vantage point in Everest Region Trekking in Nepal. It is normally climbed in early morning at 5 or 5.30. It takes 1.30 minutes to get the summit. It is windy.
It is normally dark while we climb Kalapatthar. So, in order to avoid some accidents, be with torchlight with proper lighting. We need to use it till we get to the summit.
2.A pair of warm gloves
It is cold in early morning while we climb Kalapatthar. Sometimes, it is freezing cold. In order to keep your fingers warm, it is compulsory to be with a pair of warm gloves.
3.A down Jacket
Sometimes, the cold at the summit of Kalapatthar is unbearable. Your nose is melting and your hands are freezing and your eyes are tearing. To protect your body from cold, bring down jacket which resists the cold -10 .
4.Warm Water (1.5 liter minimum)
Your body will be sweating while climbing Kalapatthar and it is very uncomfortable to drink cold water. So, we recommend you to bring warm water.
It is a must thing to be with you. As sun rises, it reflects the rays from mountain to our naked eyes directly. So, in order to protect your eyesight, be with sunglasses.
6.A Tiny Backpack Bag
You bring it so that you feel comfortable to keep the things like tissue paper, sunglasses, torchlight, camera and the like.
We are sure that your nose will be melting during the climb. So, bring tissue paper. But do not throw the paper indiscriminately. Dispose it properly.
8.Bring some snacks (Recommended, not obligatory)
In case you want to spend longer time at the summit of Kalapatthar, we need to feed our body. So, better to bring some light snacks with you.
9.Bring guide or porter
We really do not recommend to climb Kalapatthar without guide or porter. Guide and porter will be serving you all the time and take care of you.
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Day 01 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
It is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes. The take off takes place from Tribhuwan International Airport domestic. Sometimes, we have our flights disturbed due to unfavorable weather condition. For this we have to be patient.
Upon our arrival at Lukla airport, we meet our entire team and alongwith porters and we begin trekkking to Phakding. Phakding is located at the lower elevation than Lukla. This trek today is on the flat and descent. Teahouse Overnight at Phakding.
Day 02 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours.
We begin today's trek after breakfast. Today, we enter into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located at the highest elevation in the world. Jorsalle is the entry point where we get our National Park Entry checked. Then, the trail ascends to a suspension bridge. After suspension bridge, the trail is all the way up and steep and we finally gey Namche. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 03 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Acclamatization at Namche is very crucial. If we go quickly to the higher elevation in the mountain, we may get altitude sickness. Today, we take a walk around Namche , walk upto Hotel Everest view and also visit Sherpa International Museum. Besides, we explore beautiful Khumjung village. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 04 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
After, we are acclimatized, we have new stamina to trek to Tengboche. First, we have flat trail for half an hour then the trail changes into descent until we get the river. After, we cross the river, we have trail all the way going up till we reach Tengboche. Here, we visit Tengboche Monastery and its serene premises. Teahouse overnight at Tengboche.
Day 05 :- Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Today’s walk is entirely based in Sagarmatha National Park. We trek through pine, rhododendron, oak and fir. This is really a pleasant walk until we get Dingboche.
Day 06 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours
This is second acclimatization day. This day is again to explore Dingboche and Nagerjun. We without any rush and in relaxed manner acclimatize ourselves today. Teahouse overnight at Dingboche.
Day 07 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Today’s walk is through alpine vegetations and plants witnessing mountain vistas in the skyline. We experience a little suffocation and difficulty in breathing as we go to higher elevation. Teahouse overnight at Lobuche
Day 08 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours
We today have to work a bit harder comparing to other days. We have to go to Everest Base Camp first then we get back to Gorekhshep for overnight stay. We witness magnificent views of giant peaks including Loatse, Nupse and other minor peaks. But in fact, we cannot capture Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp. Teahouse overnight at GorekhShep
Day 09 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours
Today, we climb Kalapatthar and celebrate stunning sunrise and awe-inspiring mountain views including Mt. Everest, Pumori and so on. It is windy at the top normally. We spend around 15 minutes at the top of Kalapatthar and walk down to Gorekh Shep and trek down to Periche. Teahouse overnight at Periche
Day 10 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
This trail all the way back to Namche. For this , we follow the same trail. But we still enjoy our walk through Sagarmatha National Park. Teahouse Overnight at Namche.
Day 11 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
Today, we leave Namche, the gateway to Everest region. Gradually, we also say good bye to Sagarmatha National Park and finally arrive at Lukla. We celebrate our victory over this adventurous trek here at Lukla in the evening and look forward for the next day flight to Kathmandu.
Day 12 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
This is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Upon your arrival, our representative will be there and you will be transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.
What's Included and Excluded?
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
- Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 night on B/B plan)
- Meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- An experienced tour guide
- Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
- A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide and his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine etc.
- Porter ( porter available if more then 2 clints only )
- Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
- Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews.
- National Park permits.
- Khumbu Village Permit
- TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
- All ground transportation.
- All our government taxes.
- Official expanse and service charge included.
- Welcome and Farewell Dinner
- Trekking Map
- A Trekking T-Shirt
- Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
- International air fare.
- Your lunch and dinner
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
- Personal trekking Equipments.
- Personal Expenses
- Tips to guide and porter ( as you wish/ depends on your satisfaction)
US $ 1,299* All Inclusive Price
Duration: 11 nights/12 days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 1 - Maximum 12 People
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Best Season: March-April/ Sept-Dec
Elevation: 1365m to 5416m