Trip Duration
12 Days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
5545 m
Trip Difficulty
Moderate
Activity
Trekking
Best Season
Oct-Dec & Mar-May
Per Person US$ 1350

US$ 1240

Overview of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek- 12 days

Mount Everest Base Camp trek in 12 days is a classical trek package that allows one to experience nature, culture, habitat, and Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Everest base camp trek is adventurous trekking in Nepal and has been the ultimate goal for every adventure lover.

12 days Mount Everest base camp trek is a special itinerary designed for those trekkers who are looking for a Mount Everest trek as well as exploring both natural and cultural attractions in less than two weeks. This 12-day EBC trek will be accompanied by a professional local trekking guide to making sure to have a successful trip with memorable moments in the heartland of Everest.

The prime attractions of this 12 days Mount Everest base camp trek are charming mountain villages, local Nepalese teahouses, lush green Rhododendron forest, Sagarmatha National Park; local Sherpa’s hospitality, tradition, culture, Mountain Rivers, glaciers and moraines, ancient and old monasteries, and so on.

Mount Everest base camp trek offers a daily scenic view of snow-capped peaks with a beautiful landscape and peaceful environment. This trek offers a spectacular view of the world’s highest mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhoste, Cho-Oyu, and the mighty peaks. The best month to trek Mount Everest base camp trek- 12 days are March-May and September-November.

Highlights of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek- 12 days

  • World’s highest Mount Everest base camp trek (5,364 m).
  • Walk through the world’s highest National park- Sagarmatha National Park
  • Experience the Sherpa’s hospitality, tradition, culture, and daily living lifestyle
  • Visit the oldest and ancient Tengboche Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Hike towards the vantage point of Kala Pathar for spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek- 12 days Itinerary

To start our Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, we take an early morning flight to Tenzing Hillary airstrip at Lukla at the elevation of 2810 meters above sea level. Lukla is the main gateway to the Everest trekking region and is a beautiful mountain town. We meet our trekking crew at Lukla and start our walk trek passing through beautiful landscape towards the village of Ghat.

After having lunch at Ghat, we take a gentle descent for about one hour to the small village of Phakding on the bank of Dudh Koshi River. Overnight stay at tea-house at Phakding.

 

Flight 35 min/ 3-4 hrs Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,623 m/8,605 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

 After having early morning breakfast at the tea-house we get ready to start the day.  After approximately five hours of walking, we will be arriving in the capital of Sherpa’s- Namche Bazaar.

Our spectacular trekking trail passes through several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, the typical village of Benkar, Monjo, Jorsale, lush green Rhododendron forest, and Sagarmatha National Park. Once we reach Namche Bazar, we check into a guest house and relax.

 

Walking 12 km, 5-6 hr)
Accommodation lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,440 m/11,286 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We are already at an elevation of 3440 meters. This elevation is high enough for anyone to stay one extra day doing some side excursions for acclimatization purposes. Acclimatizing here is an essential part of Everest Base Camp trekking as we are trekking to a higher altitude in the Himalayas.

Today, we hike to a higher elevation towardsEverest View Hotel- the highest altitude placed Luxury Hotel in the world; to see the close-up views of Mt. Amadablam and panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest.

After enjoying lunch, we return back to Namche Bazaar for spending our night.

Walking 2-3 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (3,880 m/12,726 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day starts after having breakfast at the tea-house. Our destination today is Tengboche, which is about five hours above Namche bazaar. Walking through the beautiful uphill trail, we ascend towards Tengboche village.

Tengboche is a magnificent village in the Everest region with a charming spot of close views of the world’s highest mountains as well as renowned for the oldest and biggest spiritual Buddhist Tengboche monasteries.

Walking (10 km, 5-6 hr) 
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (3870 m/ 12,696 ft). (10 km, 5-6 hr) 

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

The walk today towards Dingboche is going to be around four to five hours. Our walk continues following the Imja Khola crossing the bridge to reach Orsho- the way to Pheriche and Dingboche separates. Following the Lobuche River, we trek towards Dingboche.

Dingboche is a beautiful village situated at an elevation of 4360 meters. On reaching Dingboche village, we check into a guest house and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful mountain atmosphere there.

Walking (10.8 km, 4-5 hr)
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (4,360 m/ 14,304).

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We are high enough again to have another acclimatization day. Today we stop at Dingboche to ensure proper altitude acclimatization and stay active on a high-altitude trek.

Dingboche village provides some side excursions and then we will be hiking towards Nakarjun hill and return back to Dingboche and take a rest. The hiking today will bring us some of the most spectacular sights of the Himalayas from a different angle.

Walking 3-4 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5100m/16732ft

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After a rest day at Dingboche, our beautiful trekking day starts with a morning walk with incredible mountain landscapes and spectacular Himalayan views. Our gentle walk-in takes us towards the Thugla- a perfect spot for our lunch.

The trek today is taking us even closer to the enchanting Everest base camp. Then our trail joins Thulga pass, with stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died during climbing Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and other high mountains. After and nice pleasant walk brings towards Lobuche.

Walking (11 km, 6-7 hr)
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (4,940 m/ 16,207 ft).

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the most fascinating and adventurous day as our long wait is going to be over today. Today’s walk takes us toward our main destination to Everest Base Camp. After walking on the Khumbu glacial path, we reach Gorakshep where we check into a guest house we leave our belongings there and prepare to leave for the Everest base camp.

After having lunch, we start our walk towards the world’s highest base camp. We enjoy our base camp moments for a while and make our return journey back to Gorakshep.

Walking (8 km, 5-6 hr)
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (5,363 m/ 17,595 ft). (8 km, 5-6 hr)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We are going to be at the highest elevation of the trip today. Our day starts very early in the morning as we are hiking up to Kalapatthar for the most breathtaking view of Mt. Everest and other mountains in the range and an incredible sunrise over the Himalayas.

We hike back down to Gorakshep and have our breakfast. After breakfast, we leave the guest house and start walking downhill towards the beautiful village of Pheriche.

Walking (18 km, 6-7 hr)
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (4,280 m/ 14,041 ft).

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We are descending even further down today to Namche Bazaar. Today is a beautiful walk on a mostly downhill trail passing beautiful villages of Pangboche, Debuche, and Tengboche and incredible Himalayan landscapes of the Khumbu region. We will be enjoying the natural and cultural wonders of the section before we reach Namche Bazaar.

Walking (14.3 km, 5-6 hr)
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (3,440 m/ 11,286 ft).

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the last day trek in the heartland of the Everest region. We enjoy every moment of the last day of the trek in the Everest region as we pass through the beautiful landscape, suspension bridges, and enormous Dudh Koshi River.

Once we reach Lukla, we enjoy our last night with our supportive trekking crew. We can go around Lukla town to explore some of its hidden beauty. Overnight stay at tea-house in Lukla.

 

Walking  (13.5 km, 5-6 hr)
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (2,810 m/ 9,219 ft).

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

On the last day of the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, today we take an early possible flight towards Kathmandu saying goodbye to the Everest region. Once we reach the hotel and check in, we will have the rest of the day at leisure.

The rest of the day is reserved for you where you may do your personal activities like the exploration of Kathmandu, souvenir shopping or find some trekkers’ massage or simply wander around.

In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Life Himalaya in the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance to celebrate the successful completion of our Mount Everest Base Camp Trek journey.

Flight 35 min
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • International and Domestic Airport pick up and drops.
  • Complete departure information, about the Mount Everest Base Camp trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness, and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting
  • During the flight to Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, only 15 kg of luggage was allowed.  (10 kg big bag & 5 kg handbag)
  • Flight to Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for member and involved staffs
  • Private transportation in all picks up and drops
  • Best tea-house accommodation throughout the trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included chosen frm a lodge menu
  •  twin share accommodation during the trek
  • As per group size experience, government license holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.(5 trekkers 1 assistant guide)
  • Warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bags will be provided during the EBC trekking If necessary ( down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permits)
  • Sagarmatha National Park trek permit fee & Khumbu Development Committee fee
  • First Aid kits for the staff and the groups including an oxi-meter for checking pulse and heartbeat
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Farewell dinner at a reputed Nepalese restaurant
  •  Life Himalaya Trekking printed Duffel bag and T-shirts, Everest base camp trail map, etc
  • Achievement certificates

What's Excluded

  • Travel insurance which covers 6000,m emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge, hot showers, internet & international phone calls.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Drivers.
  • Service not mentioned above.

Route Map

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek- Route Map

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek- 12 days - Essential Information

Mount Everest base camp trek 12 days route

begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to the Lukla gateway of the Everest region. Our walk passes through the amazing trekking trails following typical Sherpa’s village of Phakding and Monjo to reach Namche Bazaar. Our high-altitude walk leads through the charming villages encountering prayer flags and mani walls with a view of towering peaks.

Then we pass via the popular village of Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche to our final destination Everest base camp. Enjoying time at the base camp overlooking the view of Khumbu glaciers and icefall we back to Gorakshep. Then we hike to the outstanding viewpoint of Kala Patthar to explore the 360-degree panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Then our return journey descends through the village of Pheriche, Namche, and ends our walk at Lukla. Lastly, we take a scenic return flight to Kathmandu with long-lasting memories on 12 days of Mount Everest base camp trekking.

Life Himalaya Trekking is very conscious of your busy time schedule and has designed 12 days Everest base camp trek. Normally other trekkers prefer two more days for acclimatization during this high-altitude trekking in the Everest region.

The 12 days Mount Everest base camp trek itinerary (A) doesn’t consist of any extra acclimatization day either in Namche or in Dingboche. But the itinerary (B) of 12 days Mount Everest base camp trek has acclimatization days in both Namche and Dingboche.  However, if you are physically fit this Mount Everest base camp trek within 12 days is the perfect package for you.

If you are a beginner trekker and want to add an acclimatization day our 14 days Everest base camp trek might be suitable for you. For any packages, we provide you with the best quality services along with comfortable and best available tea houses during your trek. We are flexible with our 12-day Mount Everest base camp trek cost and can adjust more details as per your recommendation.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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