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Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 12 Days

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  • Trek to the base camp of the world's highest mountain
  • Enjoy amazing mountain views from Kala Patthar
  • Travel past Sherpa villages observing the life of the people
  • See Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region
Our 12-day, guided Everest Base Camp trek starts from Lukla, where you will land after a flight from Kathmandu, and ends at the base camp of the world's highest mountain. Join us on this thrilling, adventurous trek in the Himalayas that follows the mighty Dudh Kosi River at places and is, for most parts, a steady climb from 2800m above sea level to 5545m.

Board an exciting flight to Lukla from Kathmandu on the second day of the trip and trek to Phakding. Travel through the Dudh Kosi Valley to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers. From Namche, we trek along a high-traversing path where you will get the first glimpse of Everest.

See Tengboche Monastery, located 3867m above sea level and surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on the top of a ridge with commanding views of the surrounding landscape.

Descend to Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. Follow the glacial route to reach Lobuche and trek uphill to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp the next day.

Enjoy majestic views of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar (5545m) before starting your journey down. Please note that this trek is particularly strenuous as there are many ups and downs and the itinerary doesn’t allow us for proper acclimatization days. This trek is designed for those who have good physical fitness with some prior trekking experience and are comfortable doing this trek in a limited timeframe.
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 22 reviews
Everest Base Camp
Liany From Indonesia At
5 - Excellent
“Trustworthy agency who dis take care us to summit and very grateful with guide nawang”
EBC,Juni 2018
Muk Jun From Indonesia At
5 - Excellent
“Pengalaman yang luar biasa.Walaupun melelahkan tetapi juga menyenangkan.Ini adalah pengalaman pertama naik gunung”
EBC Trek in 12 days!
Jenny Helyar From United Kingdom At
5 - Excellent
“Booked this EBC trek with Alpine Club of Himalaya after endlessly scouring the web to find an EBC trek that had everything included (food/accommodation/guide/porter/mountain flights/pre and post hotel stay) and for a good price. That’s when I came across Alpine Club of Himalaya. The previous reviews all seemed very positive, it included everything I was looking for and communication with them was great.

Having just successfully completed this trip, I can confirm that not only was it one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had, (the scenery and nature is unbelievable!) but the organisation and care from start to finish was seamless. A big thanks to Sujan @ Alpine Club of Himalaya for arranging and taking care of me so well, throughout the entire course of my trip and stay.

If you are considering this 12 day option, then please be aware that it is very physically demanding and a good level of fitness is required to ensure the trip is a success & you make it to Base Camp!! In total I spent 7 days on the ascent and 3 days on the descent. Having completed the trek in May (a great time to go) the climate changed everyday - starting with hot, humid temperatures and ending with very cold, harsh weather close to BC.

Throughout the course of my trek I was always looked after and advised by my guide/porter, of which was allocated to me by Alpine Club of Himalaya. He ensured that I was aware of each days leg of the journey, the stops we would make, where we would be staying, the surrounding scenery & mountains, my safety & well-being, all my food requirements and was there for general company/conversation (something I welcomed being a solo traveller).

I cannot recommend this trip & Alpine Club of Himalaya highly enough. I have had nothing but a fantastic experience and would certainly arrange another trip via them in the future.

Thank you so much for everything!”
EBC
Maria At
5 - Excellent
“The trip was well organised. The Alpine Club Of Himalaya team did an excellent job to get us to base camp for a memorable experience. A beautiful sunset and an awesome sunrise. Highly recommended trekking company even for private tours. A 5 star rating overall.”
3 Star Hotel
Upon landing in Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received by our representative and driven to your hotel. You are free for the rest of the day.
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  • Dinner
Guest house
Board the early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to upper Phakding. Travel past the Sherpa villages of Chheplung, Ghat, Sano and Thulo Gumela. See Drangdrak Gompa and Pema Choling Gompa along the way.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Your destination today is Namche Bazaar. Start your journey in the morning, trekking past the hamlets of Zamphute and Tok Tok. See the dazzling Thamserku glistening in the morning sun. Pass through the scenic Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa and Monjo. You travel through Sagarmatha National Park today.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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The trail from Namche is comparatively easy and offers great views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest. Reach Kyangjuma (3550m) from where a short walk will takes you to Sanasa (3600m).

Follow the gentle, downhill trail that takes you to Lawichasa from where it branches off to reach Tashinga (3380m) before ascending again. Climb past prayer wheels and through a rhododendron forest.

Reach Tengboche, a village scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and rhododendrons, in the evening. The focal point of Tengboche is the famous Tengboche Monastery.
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Follow the trail from Tengboche that takes you through a forest of conifers and rhododendrons. Reach Debuche and visit Debuche Gompa, known for its old thangkas and murals painted on wooden panels.

The trail continues through dense forests to reach Milinggo, from where it drops steeply down to a suspension bridge over Imja Khola. Reach Pangboche, the village with the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region, Pangobche Gompa, which was founded by Lama Sange Dorje. Following Imja Khola, the trial climbs towards the village of Shomare and cuts through the isolated pastures and fields used for grazing yaks.

Reach the sprawling settlement of Dingboche, a cold and windy place with sub-zero night temperatures even in summers.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Find yourself surrounded by mountains today as you travel past Dusa, Dughla and Chupki Lhara. See stones heaped together in memories of mountaineers who lost their lives in Everest. From Chupki Lhara, the trail drops to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier with an amazing view of Khumbutse, Lingtren and Pumori peaks. Follow a murmuring stream to reach Lobuche. Stay overnight in a lodge.
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This day will be a long, hard one. Clamber past grassy terrain with a few scattered boulders and see the snowy wall of lofty mountains ahead. The 60m/200ft ascent takes us to the top of the lateral moraine wall of the Changri Glacier to a level spot called Thangma Riju from where you can see spectacular, panoramic views of mountains all around: Taboche and Lobuche peaks, Pumori and the rest of the mountains in the Mahalangur Range.

The trail takes you past the moraine of the Changri Glacier which joins the Khumbu Glacier from the west and climbs steeply up a stony slope to reach Gorakshep. Cross icefalls, frozen pools and large boulders to reach Everest Base Camp. Descend back to Gorakshep, where you will spend your night.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Start after an early breakfast. Cross the frozen, sandy plain of Gorekshep and start your ascend to Kala Patthar. It’s a slow and tough climb but every meter ascended is rewarded by a bit more of Everest.

Spend a while in the middle of an unbelievable Himalayan panorama before starting your journey downhill. Retrace the way you came up, passing through Gorekshep and Lobuche. From Dughla, instead of moving towards Dingboche, you will descend to Pheriche where you will stay overnight.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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From Pheriche the trail descends to Tsuro Wog after crossing the bridge across Khumbu Khola. From Tsuro Wog, we start descending along the path we travelled earlier, past Orsho, Shomare and upper Pangboche to reach Tengboche.

Tengboche Monastery is Khumbu’s largest monastery. Head for Phunki Tenga from Tengboche and reach Namche Bazaar by evening.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
Follow the Dudh Kosi on the final day of the trek to reach Lukla.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will drop you off at your hotel. Rest and recuperate from the trip. In the evening you will be invited to join a farewell dinner.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
Our representative will drop you off at airport for your flight back home. If you prefer to stay longer, you can consult us for short tours such game drives in national parks, white water rafting, mountain biking, etc.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop in private car/van. Flight tickets: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • 2 nights' stay in Kathmandu, including breakfast, in a 3* hotel.
  • 9 nights' stay in lodges/guest houses during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking trekking guide and a porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) during the trek
  • Full board meals during trek( including tea/coffee). Meals as per the itinerary during your stay in Kathmandu
  • National park permit and TIMS card fees
  • Down jackets and sleeping bag (to be returned after the trek is over)
what's excluded
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • International airfare
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
  • Travel insurance, including evacuation
  • Meals other than those mentioned on the itinerary
  • Tips for local staffs, guides and porters
  • Drinks, desserts, hot shower, hot water, bottled water and Wi-Fi
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 12 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 10 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 5643 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
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