Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWN118
Trip Duration
12 Day(s)
Activities
Trekking, Culture
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
5545m
Group Size
12
Best Season
Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 11 Nights Basic teahouses
  • Daily breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner
Locations Covered

  • Kathmandu
  • Lukla
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Tengboche
  • Gorakshep
  • Kalapatther & EBC

Overview


A return trek to Mount Everest Base Camp from the airstrip at Lukla is 12 days including two days of acclimatization en route. Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days reaches a high point of 5,545m at Kalapatthar, a small peak offering views of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Ice Fall. And the surrounding view of Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Nuptse peaks. The world’s highest peak has attracted many travelers from all over the world. Mountain lovers can’t wait to explore this world’s highest mountain and one of the popular trekking destinations – Everest Base Camp. The Everest Region Trek has a number of stunning attractions including Gokyo Lakes, High Passes, Island Peak, and many more. The duration of this trek is from 12 days to 20 days where starting/ending point is Lukla Airport. The trek to the Everest region gets you into the high altitude heart of the…

A return trek to Mount Everest Base Camp from the airstrip at Lukla is 12 days including two days of acclimatization en route. Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days reaches a high point of 5,545m at Kalapatthar, a small peak offering views of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Ice Fall. And the surrounding view of Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Nuptse peaks.

The world’s highest peak has attracted many travelers from all over the world. Mountain lovers can’t wait to explore this world’s highest mountain and one of the popular trekking destinations – Everest Base Camp. The Everest Region Trek has a number of stunning attractions including Gokyo Lakes, High Passes, Island Peak, and many more. The duration of this trek is from 12 days to 20 days where starting/ending point is Lukla Airport. The trek to the Everest region gets you into the high altitude heart of the high Himalaya, more so than any other tea house trek, there are some beautiful villages, monasteries, welcoming local people. The Everest Region trek can also be done through the Classic route of Jiri or the newly explored route through Salleri to Lukla and EBC. These routes avoid taking flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, instead, take a jeep ride to Salleri or Jiri and start the trek for about two weeks in total.

 

On the Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days, trekkers take a flight to Lukla and begin their trek to the base camp of Everest. This is one of the fastest and popular routes for trekkers who have short and limited time for their holiday. You will trek through several ascending and descending, suspension bridges, picturesque villages, and landscapes. The difficulty level of the Everest base camp trek is not all that strenuous, mainly because new arrivals can only walk a few hours each day before they have to stop to acclimatize properly. If trekkers fail to reach their goal it is usually because they failed to devote enough time to acclimatization. Because of that, we have kept two full acclimatization days in Namche and Dingboche to make this EBC Trek successful.

If you can allow few more days during the Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp, the best scenery of trek is found in the neighboring Gokyo Valley, off the main trail. You can do the loop trek from Gokyo Lakes (4750m), Gokyo Ri (5340m), Chola Pass (5367m), and Everest Base Camp (EBC) for about 15 Days. Also, you can extend your trip to Island Peak (Ijma Tse) Climbing that takes 3 more days in the itinerary.

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Our team meets you one day before your flight to Lukla, brief you about the tour, and introduction to the guide who will be with you throughout the trek.

Drive to Kathmandu airport (Domestic terminal) at least 1 hour before the flight. After flying to Lukla, arranging your bags, and meeting your porters, trek downhill to lodges at Cheplung. From here the trail contours along the side of the Dudh Kosi valley before ascending to Ghat (Lhawa; 2530m). The trail climbs again to Phakding at 2610m above sea level.

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided 

The trail crosses the river on the long, swaying bridge and then leads you along the river to climb to Benkar (2700m). A short distance beyond Benkar the trail crosses the Dudh Koshi River to its east bank on a suspension bridge and climbs to Chumoa. It’s a short climb through the forest to Monjo (2800m), where we can have lunch. Trek to Jorsale (2830m), the last settlement before Namche Bazar, the trail crosses back to the east side of the river before climbing to the high suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River.

It is steady two hours ascend from here to Namche Bazar. As this is the first climb to an altitude where AMS may be a problem, take it easy and avoid rushing. Before reaching Namche, your TIMS will be checked and National Park fees collected.

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided 

Full-Day acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. Hike round

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided 

This route from Namche to Tengboche also kind of spiritual because of several monasteries and temples. The trail heads through Kayangjuma towards Sansa and a pine forest before reaching Tengboche. You will visit Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual center of Khumbu situated at an elevation of 3860m. Overnight at Tengboche

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided 

Beyond Tengboche, the altitude really starts to show. The trail drops down to Debuche, crosses the Imja Khola, and Climbs through rhododendron forest past superb mani stopes (Carved with Tibetan Buddhists Mantra; Om Mani Padme Hum) to Pangpoche (3860m). The Gompa here is the oldest in the Khumbu and until 1991 it was said to hold the skull and hand of Yeti. A village is a good place for a lunch stop.

The trail then climbs past Shomare and Orsho to Pheriche, where there is an HRA trekkers aid post and possible medical assistance- alternatively you can head to Dingboche, the gateway to Imja Tso (Island Peak). It is a good place for the next day’s short hike during the acclimatization day. Dingboche has multiple tea houses and restaurants.

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided 

 

This is another rest day during your Everest Base Camp trekking, you will need to adjust with an altitude again as you will be ascending up to 5000m now.  A short hike around Pheriche/Dingboche gives you the strength and capacity to adapt to the local weather.

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided 

This day, you will hike to Lobuche which lies at an elevation of 4840m, on the way to Lobuche, you pass through a number of stone memorials to honor climbers who failed to attempt to make it to Mount Everest. This route offers stunning views of Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other jaw-dropping mountain views. When the train reaches Khumbu Glacier moraine, you will have the closest view of the Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal.

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided 

This day is the most awaiting and thrilling day of your trek of EBC. After breakfast, you will hike to Gorakshep (The last settlement on this EBC trekking), you will take lunch at Gorakshep and hike up to the amazing Khumbu Icefall and you will trek to Everest Base camp; spend about an hour exploring the campsite which is gifted by scenic natural beauty. After an exploration to EBC, trek back to Gorakshep.

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided 

Early in the morning (Before the sun rises); hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and this is the highest point of this trek from where the magnificent mountain views can be seen in front of you. This is an excellent view point of Mount Everest including Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse and etc. After spending an hour on the viewpoint, trek back to Gorakshep; eat breakfast, and trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided 

This day is another day of descending with views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam. We descent to Deboche and short trek to Tengboche Monastery. We will continue descending to Dudh Koshi River and then climb for 1 and half hours to Kyangjuma for lunch. We will finish our trek with a gradually descending walk from Kyangjuma to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided 

You will leave Namche Bazaar and get a big descent to Phakding; you will have plenty of scenic photos if the weather is clear. And further descending to Lukla as we begin with a descent, the climb to end the trip of our adventure of a lifetime!  Overnight at Lukla

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided 

Prepare for the return flight to Kathmandu early in the morning. Sometimes, flights can be delayed or canceled due to bad weather, take some spare days in Kathmandu not to miss your international flights.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel.

  • Overnight at Tea House
  • Breakfast provided 

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What's Included


  • Airport Pick up and Drop Services
  • All necessary permits such and TIMS, National Park Fee
  • All nights’ Lodge or tea house accommodation while trekking
  • 3 times meals in a day such as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trekking Gears such as Duffle Bag, Walking sticks during trekking ( needs to be returned)
  • English Speaking Professional license holder Local Guide
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight and domestic airport taxes including a guide
  • Rescue Arrangements but Not the bills.

What's Excluded


  • Add Ons: Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Add Ons: Porter
  • Add Ons: Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Any drinks  (hard/soft)
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Hot water, hot shower, battery charging during trekking
  • Rescue operation charges
  • International Airfare To and From Kathmandu
  • Tips for Supporting staff and etc.

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Check the latest update and requirements to enter Nepal post-COVID-19

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Everest Base Camp is one of the world's popular trekking destinations.  Every mountain lover has a dream of scaling the base camp of mighty Everest. There are several trekking routes in the Everest Region and the EBC trek is the most popular one. We have prepared the Top 10 FAQs on Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) in Nepal that is prepared based on the experiences from our previous trekkers. If… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all the foreigners, Except Indians need a Nepalese visa in order to enter Nepal. Most of the nationals can get the on-arrival visa at the TIA airport, however, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to… Read More »

Namaste from HimalayanWindows!   HimalayanWindows is a company operated by travel professionals involved in the travel industry for more than a decade. We operate package tours for Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. HimalayanWindows believes that Our Motto is to satisfy every customer in all aspects. We would like to introduce ourselves as a tour and trekking operator in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Moreover, we are also a direct tour operator for Tibet… Read More »

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