Everest Base Camp Trek 13D/12N

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  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Independent
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Trek to the renowned Everest Base Camp
  • Conquer high passes, glaciers and valleys
  • Enjoy stunning sunrises and sunsets over the Himalayas
  • Walk through remote Sherpa villages
Starting and ending in Kathmandu, the trip Everest Base Camp Trek 13D/12N is a guided trekking tour that takes 13 days. You will travel through Phakding, Dingboche, Namche Bazar and 6 other destinations in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trek 13D/12N is a trip which includes accommodation, transport and others.

Trek to the legendary Everest Base Camp, see extraordinary sights, explore picturesque towns, and challenge yourself on this unforgettable 13-day Himalayam adventure!
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  • Anonymous
  • From United States
  • On Jan 08 2020
“Fish for piranha, see pink river dolphins, search for caiman and sleep overnight in a hammock. Go deep in the Amazon jungle for an authentic experience! Don't miss out!
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
  • On Oct 16 2019
“This was my first time doing any serious trekking so I was a bit nervous. Luckily our wonderful guide Junior helped and encouraged me along the way. He had so many nice stories to share and I learned a lot about the local culture from him. I would recommend Junior and this trek to anyone. I had an incredible time!

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  • Anonymous
  • From United States
  • On Jan 08 2020
“I definetley recommend boing with bamba for a dreamboat experience, but don't forget to pack bug repelent as the jungle is full of wild insects.”
  • Day 1 - Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m), Trek to Phakding (2886m) approx. 3 hours
  • Day 2 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) approx. 6.5 hours
  • Day 3- Namche Bazaar acclimatization and excursions
  • Day 4 - Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867m) approx. 5 hours
  • Day 5 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m) approx. 5 hours
  • Day 6 - Dingboche acclimatization and excursions
  • Day 7 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) via Dongla (4620m) approx 6.5 hours
  • Day 8 - Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m), to Everest Base Camp (5380m) and back; approx. 3.5 hours
  • Day 9 - Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4243m) approx. 6 hours
  • Day 10 - Pheriche to Tengboche (3867m) approx. 6 hours
  • Day 11 - Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) approx. 5.5 hours
  • Day 12 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m) approx. 7 hours
  • Day 13 - Morning flight back to Kathmandu 
  • Budget guesthouse accommodation
  • Flights, airport transfers
  • Flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu with 15kg luggage (total - checked & carry-on)
  • Airport transfers by private car
  • Trek as per itinerary
  • Government-licensed English speaking guide
  • Entry, porters, medical kit
  • Luggage porters during trek
  • All permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • All national park permits and entrance fees
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Food & drinks (dependent on the package)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • All the tips to the guides are optional and not included
  • Optional gratuities
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Everest Base Camp Trek 13D/12N tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 20 April 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 April 2021, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 89 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Everest Base Camp Trek 13D/12N tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Everest Base Camp Trek 13D/12N tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.


Suggested Packing List: Backpack (10 - 15 liters), sleeping bag (if desired-- sheets & blankets are provided), hiking poles, rain pants, plastic rain poncho, trekking boots, sandals/flip flops, thermals (socks, t-shirts, sweater), windbreaker, hiking trousers, shorts, wool hat/beanie, gloves, sun hat, sun block, sunglasses, flashlight/torch, camera (with extra batteries & memory card), personal medications, reusable water bottle, water purification tablets, toiletries (toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet paper, towel)

Food Budget: Please expect to spend at least 20 USD per day on food and beverages. Please note that food costs will vary depending on the number of portions consumed, location and availability 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Implemented COVID-19 Protocols
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • 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.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

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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