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12-Day Everest Base Camp Trekking

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highlights
  • Trekking in the Shadow of the world's highest peak, Mt Everest and Sherpa Land
  • Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Everest view from Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp
This is a 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp in the lap of the highest mountain on earth. Since, Everest is on many people’s bucket list, this Everest Base Camp Trek is a perfect way to fulfill those dreams. This trek provides you an experience to view the world highest peak and you will feel like you are in heaven.

Moreover, Kala Patthar (5545m) gives you a spectacular views of numerous mountains including Mt Everest. Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is the best and most popular trekking route in Nepal as well as in the world.

The Everest trek starts from the small high mountainous airport of “Lukla” which is 35 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu airport. From Lukla our adventure really begins towards the shadow of Mt Everest.

During the Everest Base Camp trekking, we spend some enjoyable days hiking through typical Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries. On the way, we will need to rest for two nights in order to acclimatize to the higher elevation and observe the culture and lifestyle of the Highland Sherpa people.

The main highlight of the Everest Base Camp trek for everyone will be the top of Kala Patthar. The panorama view of rivers, avalanches and white glittering snowcapped peaks including Mt Everest from the top of Kalapatthar is breathtaking. Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Changtse, Khumbu Glacier, and the south-west face of Everest will be seen from here.

This trek can be done all year round in any season. However, March to May and September to November is the best time of the year for trekking in Nepal. If your goal is to see Mt. Everest, we will ensure that you will remember this trip for the rest of your life.

Please see the Itinerary for a day-by-day overview.
4 hours Guest house
Today an early morning transfer to the airport for 35min short but scenic fight to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Everest region. The views from the plane are stunning, providing dramatic sights of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants.

After landing at Lukla airport, we walk for 3 hours to the town of Phakding with few up and downs along the Dudh Koshi River.

Stay overnight at the tea house in Phakding.
5-6 hours Guest house
Today after breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing this majestic river numerous times on exciting suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, from Larja Dobhan the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region.

Stay overnight at a tea house In Namche Bazaar.
Guest house
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist.

Stay overnight at the tea house.
4-6 hours Guest house
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Tengboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. With luck, our group will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music.

Stay overnight at the tea house.
4-5 hours Guest house
Today we depart Tengboche. The trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imia Khola through a rhododendron forest and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exciting views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam.

Stay overnight at a tea house.
4-5 hours Guest house
Today we take another rest and acclimatization day. There is the option of taking a light hike up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region.
4-5 hours Guest house
From Dingboche the trail diverts towards north, the path is gradual up for about 40 -50 minutes as you come to a mani-prayer Stupa, from here the trail is begin gentle, with nice view of Pheriche village.

Today’s walk offers beautiful view of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north Pokalde and many more mountains. Thugla is the only place with teahouses before Lobuche. From Thugla, an hour steep up brings you to the top, where you can view Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, the spot here is good place for a few minutes break after the strenuous climb, close to this spot you can also see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region.

Finally reach Lobuche for an overnight at a tea house.
6 hours Guest house
After an early morning start, we ascend through the glacier to Gorakshep. After meals with some time rest we begin trekking to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) which is located at the foothills of the Khumbu Icefall.

Back to Gorakshep and stay overnight at the tea house.
7-8 hours Guest house
Today, Early morning Guide will lead you to best view point of Everest Base Camp trek i.e. Kala patthar top from where you will see Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Changtse, Khumbu glacier and south-west face of Everest. You can take your time to see these panoramic view.

Back to Gorakshep for breakfast. After breakfast we re-trace our steps to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft). The trail from Gorakshep descends all the way to Pheriche.

Stay overnight at a tea house.
5 hours Guest house
As we are coming back, Today we will follow the trekking path through the beautiful rhododendron hill jungle along the Dudh Koshi river and beautiful white waterfall. Afterward before reaching Namche we will trek through the wonderful pine trees forest where we will have a great chance to see a grazing musk deer.

After arriving in town, we may see lowland porters, highland Sherpa, and Tibetan people trading food and supplies during Namche’s market time.

Stay overnight at a Tea house.
5-6 hours Guest house
Re-trace our steps back to Lukla with a big descend till Monjo along the Dudh Koshi river then the trail continues with gentle ups and downs to Lukla.

Stay overnight at a tea house in Lukla.
35 minutes Guest house
Today an early morning breakfast then fly back to Kathmandu. Up on arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the hotel.
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 19 reviews
Great Trek
Anonymous From Canada At
5 - Excellent
“After a rocky start due to bad weather in Lukla, our group had a great trek. Poor visibility prevented us from flying into Lukla for 4 days (so give yourself some wiggle room), after which we helicoptered in. Our guide, Nirmal, helped us condense the trek from 12 days to 9 days so that we could still make our international flights home. Nirmal and Suneal, one of the porters, were fantastic every step of the way and ensured that everyone in the group had a great time. The trek was absolutely beautiful.”
The Most Amazing Trek Ever
Susan DiPietro From USA At
5 - Excellent
“This was a spectacular trip. When people ask me about it, I say "GO!" You will not be disappointed. The trek was incredible. My guide and m porter were professional and knowledgeable. I traveled to Nepal alone, and as a single female traveler, safety was a priority to me. I felt safe at all times and enjoyed every aspect of the trek. The cultural experience, the food, people, and natural beauty can not be described accurately in words. It's an amazing place, and a trip I will repeat for certain.”
Excellent First trip in Nepal
Barsha From India At
5 - Excellent
“This is the first time trip in Nepal with my family. The company provides excellent service and interesting story in Nepal. Our guide was very funny and very knowledgeable. He share good information about tours and also Nepal culture. My sincere thanks for making our first trip in nepal so memorable and we will come back again very soon.”
Professional and Friendly Tour
Liza From India At
5 - Excellent
“I had fantastic trekking tour. My guide was very professional and friendly. He have good knowledge about the history of the places we went through, the nature and the culture. I am very happy with the service from this company.”
what’s included
  • Pick up and drop off from all airports by a private vehicle
  • Pre-trek meeting in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • Knowlegable English-speaking government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size 4+
  • Twin/double sharing accommodation and three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Sleeping bag and down jackets (if you don't have your own), t-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • All necessery government taxes, service charge and official expenses
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what’s excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Your personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column
  • Porter
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 12 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Trek difficulty Medium
Maximum altitude 5545 meters
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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