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Everest Base Camp Trek: 12 Days

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5 Based on 28 Reviews
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Maximum altitude 5545 meters
  • Tour Code BM-3923
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Enjoy trekking in the shadows of world's highest peak, Mount Everest
  • Take in the views of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar
  • Explore the villages of towns where the Sherpa people live
This 12-day, guided trek to Everest Base Camp takes you to the foothills of the highest mountain on earth. Widely considered one of the best treks in the world, this adventure not just allows you to see some of the tallest mountains in the world, it also gives you the chance to have a ring-side view of Sherpa culture.

Your journey starts with a flight to the mountainous airport of Lukla. Follow a scenic trail from Lukla that takes you past highland hamlets and Buddhist monasteries. Along the way, you will rest for two days in order to acclimatize to higher elevations.

The itinerary also includes Kala Patthar (5,545m), from where you can enjoy panoramic views of rivers, avalanches and glittering, snowcapped peaks, including Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse, Mount Pumori, Mount Lhotse and Mount Changtse, as well as the Khumbu Glacier.

Although this trek can be done all year round and in any season, the period between March to May and September to November is the best time to do it.

  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu & trek to Phakding
  • Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • Day 3: Free day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3,850m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4,350m)
  • Day 6: Rest day in Dingboche
  • Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)
  • Day 8: Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545m) and back to Pheriche
  • Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11: Continue to Lukla
  • Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Airport pickup and drop off in private vehicles
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets with airport taxes
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Twin-share accommodation during the trip
  • A knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • National park entrance fees and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • Pre-trek meeting in Kathmandu
  • First aid kit
  • We can help you with arranging emergency evacuation service (the amount has to be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • All necessary government taxes, service charges and official expenses
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Your Nepal visa fees (you should bring the exact amount along with 2 passport-size photos)
  • International flight tickets
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance with high-altitude emergency evacuation
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like phone calls, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot shower, etc
  • Anything mentioned optional in the itinerary or not in the 'What's Included' section
  • Tips
  • Additional expenses due to flight delays, strikes or any other events beyond our control
5 - Excellent
Based on 28 reviews
  • Riya Lamichhane
  • On Feb 08 2022
5 - Excellent
Everest Base Camp Trek: 12 Days
This was our second trip to Nepal and the Khumbu region with this tour company. We used Dipak and the team again because we were super happy with our last trip up to the Lobuche East Peak. We've built a good relationship with the... Read more
  • Mansi
  • From India
  • On Feb 08 2022
5 - Excellent
Everest base camp trek
The trek was very well organized by the local operator. Dipak is very prompt with whatever questions we had all throughout the trek. We had especially insisted on attached bathrooms, and were delivered what we were promised. He... Read more
  • Neha Aiman
  • From India
  • On Feb 08 2022
5 - Excellent
Highly recommendable
A successful trek through Nepal with the local tour operator! It was our very first experience of this sort and we had many queries and concerns for the trek. Dipak was very efficient and responsive in every aspect. He was true... Read more
  • Andrew Ferrari
  • From Italy
  • On May 09 2019
5 - Excellent
Memorable trekking experience.
Special thanks to Mr. Dipak Lamichhane my guide and the porter Umesh who were all very professional. I was taken care of from the arrival at the airport in Kathmandu till my departure back to Italy. An amazing experience when you... Read more
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


  • How much will a trip to Nepal cost?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?

    The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.

  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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