Everest Base Camp Trek Overview :
Everest Base Camp Trek Duration: 12 Nights 13 Days Trek
Max. Altitude: 5545 meters
Difficulty: Moderate Trip
Transport: flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Tea Houses
Group Size: For individuals, friends & family members. All our treks are private.
Meals: All included
Why to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?
Embark on a thrilling adventure to the Everest Base Camp Trek for 12 nights and 13 days, where you can expect an experience of a lifetime. The journey begins with a short and exciting flight to Lukla, giving you a glimpse of the stunning green hills and distant mountain views.
As you trek through famous Sherpa Villages and settlements like Namche Bazar, Tengboche, and Dingboche, you can immerse yourself in the unique culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people. You can explore the picturesque villages, interact with the friendly locals and enjoy the serene surroundings.
The trek also includes a visit to the vantage point of Kalapatthar, which offers a breathtaking panorama of the entire Mt. Everest Massif. The view from Kalapatthar is truly awe-inspiring, and it’s an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.
In addition to Kalapatthar, you can also visit the Everest View Hotel, where you can enjoy stunning views of Mount Everest while sipping on a cup of hot coffee. The Tengboche Monastery is another must-visit place that will leave you in awe with its magnificent architecture and spiritual ambiance.
The Khumbu Glacier and The Icefall are also some places that are notably famous in this area, and you can witness their beauty up close. Finally, you will reach the base of the world’s tallest mountain – Mount Everest. Standing at the base of Everest is a moment that you will never forget, and it’s a culmination of your journey that will leave you feeling inspired and fulfilled.
Overall, the Everest Base Camp Trek for 12 nights and 13 days is an adventure that will test your physical and mental limits, but the rewards are priceless. You will come back with a newfound appreciation for the natural beauty of the world and the strength of the human spirit.
Starting from Kathmandu- the cultural epicenter of Nepal, the Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to Lukla. The trek with a short thrilling flight to Lukla as you enjoy the changing terrains. The flatlands of the hills change into towering green mountains as you near the Lukla village.
Likewise, the Everest Base Camp Trek takes you through many prominent Sherpa villages lying in the foothills and flanks of the Himalayas. Walk through verdant forests and thick green woodlands and emerge into a clearing where the sights of the mighty mountains await your presence! Savor the tranquility of the trans-Himalayan landscape as you trek through the Sagarmatha National Park- a Natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Enjoy the merry villages of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche and many more. Circle the Mani stone walls carved with prayers and small chortens and Gumbas laden with colorful prayer flags. Let your spirit soar in the vast snowy pastures and boulder-covered river valleys of the Khumbu. Similarly, bask in the radiating glory of the panoramic view of the entire Mount Everest massif from the famous vantage point of Kalapatthar.
Moreover, visit the Everest View Hotel- the highest-located hotel in the world. Sip warm butter tea as you take in the radiance of Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks. The Thamserku Peak, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, Lhotse and many more all emerge to make a splendid mountain tapestry. Have a spiritual escapade in the holy Tengboche Monastery. The Everest Base Camp Trek is absolutely filled with prominent features and aspects that you will want to enjoy again and again!
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (4 hours)
After a scenic 35-minute flight from Kathmandu, you’ll land in Lukla and start your trek to Phakding. The trail descends through the Dudh Kosi Valley and follows the banks of the river. You’ll pass by several small villages and suspension bridges before reaching Phakding, where you’ll spend the night at a guesthouse.
Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) – 5.5 hours
After breakfast, you’ll continue along the banks of the Dudh Kosi River and cross it several times. You’ll climb uphill to reach Namche Bazaar, the main trading center of the Khumbu region. The trail offers spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse. You’ll spend the night in Namche Bazaar.
Day 3: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day
It’s important to take a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize to the high altitude. You can explore the town, visit the local museum, or take a short hike to the nearby villages of Khunde and Khumjung. You’ll spend another night in Namche Bazaar.
Day 4: Namche to Tengboche (3860m) – 5 hours
After breakfast, you’ll trek to Tengboche, a beautiful village that is home to the famous Tengboche Monastery. Along the way, you’ll pass through forests of rhododendron and juniper and cross several suspension bridges. You’ll spend the night in Tengboche.
Day 5: Tengboche to Pheriche
After breakfast, you’ll descend to the Imja Khola River and cross it on a suspension bridge. The trail then climbs uphill to reach Pheriche, a small village that is a popular stop for trekkers. You’ll spend the night in Pheriche.
Day 6: Pheriche to Lobuche
Today’s trek is relatively short but challenging due to the high altitude. You’ll climb uphill to reach Lobuche, a small village that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You’ll spend the night in Lobuche.
Day 7: Lobuche to Gorak Shep. Morning Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m), Everest View
Today is one of the most exciting days of the trek as you’ll reach Gorak Shep, the last village before Everest Base Camp. After lunch, you’ll hike to Kala Patthar, a viewpoint that offers panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, and other peaks. You’ll return to Gorak Shep for the night.
Day 8: Gorak Shep to Dingboche
After breakfast, you’ll trek back to Dingboche, passing through the villages of Lobuche and Pheriche along the way. You’ll spend the night in Dingboche.
Day 9: Dingboche to Tengboche
Today’s trek takes you back to Tengboche, where you’ll spend the night. You’ll pass through the villages of Pangboche and Deboche, and the trail offers stunning views of the Ama Dablam mountain.
Day 10: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
After breakfast, you’ll trek back to Namche Bazaar, passing through several small villages along the way. You’ll spend the night in Namche Bazaar.
11th Day: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
This is another day set aside for acclimatization to the high altitude. You can explore the village, visit the local markets and bakeries, and enjoy the views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. You can also take a short hike to the nearby villages or hike up to the Everest View Hotel, which offers panoramic views of the Everest region.
12th Day: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) – 6 Hours
The trail descends towards the Dudh Koshi River, passing through small villages and crossing several suspension bridges. The trail also offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. You will also pass through the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint before arriving at Lukla.
13th Day: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
You will take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, which offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the city or shopping for souvenirs. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with your trekking team to celebrate the completion of your Everest Base Camp trek.
Please note that the trekking duration mentioned for each day is an approximate estimate and can vary depending on individual hiking paces, weather conditions, and other factors.
- Trekking Permits
- Trekking Guide
- Food ( meals include only the main course & tea/coffee. It doesn’t include starters or dessert)
- Private lodging
- Water purification tablets
- Transportation ( pick up & drop services from your Hotel )
- Alcoholic & soft drinks
RECOMMENDED GEAR :
1. Trekking Bags ( 35 L to 50 L maximum )
2. One pair of trousers
3. One pair of short/half pants
4. Hat or Cap to block strong sunlight
5. Two T-shirts
6. Medium size quick drying towel
7. Few underwears
8. One thick coat/jacket
9. Trekking boots
10. 2 pairs of socks
11. 1 pair of sandals
12. Water bottle
13. Trekking poles ( I have 2 poles )
14. Sunblock cream, face and body moisturizer
15. Sunblock spectacle
16. Basic First Aid Kit
17. Tissue paper, wet wipes and toiletry
18. Feminine hygiene products
19. Anti-bacterial hand wash
20. Toothbrush and toothpaste