12 Day Everest Base Camp Trek
12 Day Everest Base Camp Trek is specially designed for those who have limited leisure time. The trek gives you fascinating mountain views of the Khumbu Himalaya of Nepal. This is enough for most mere mortals to simply stand at the base. Trekking in this route is a lifetime challenging for most people. It is obvious that the trek to view such heavenly beauty is definitely going to be challenging and this is one of the most difficult treks in the world. Trekking is one of the lifetime dreams for adventure and trekkers. The route offers an opportunity to explore the natural and cultural attraction of the Khumbu region. You will also be the insight into Sherpa culture and the high Himalayan. The chance to view the mountain vistas will take your breath away for some time. Some of you will need this rest day so as to let your body catch up to the elevation and cope with the environment before carrying on. Traversing into the landscape with thin air, dense and colorful forest, roaring rivers and gigantic glacier, culturally rich Sherpa villages, rich biodiversity, flora and fauna, and vibrant Buddhist heritages takes trekkers to a wonderland. The best part of this 12 Day Everest Base Camp Trek is you grab an exciting chance to look into this beautiful region alternative secondary is Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the Annapurna Region.
12 Day Everest Base Camp Trek begins from Lukla after 30 minutes mountain flight from the Kathmandu valley. This is the lifetime adventure trekking trip to this base camp which takes us through the lush valley with abundant flora and fauna, friendly Sherpa villages and monasteries. Many people around the world they have dreamed to see the world’s highest mountain peak. During the time of trekking, we get a chance to see the wonderful mountain views which include Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and many more mountains of this region. We will pass through the Sagarmatha national park of this region which is the home of wild bird, animals, flora, and fauna. You also get a chance to see the oldest monasteries of this region. We get a chance to know about the lifestyle, tradition, culture of the Sherpa people. At the time of trekking, we will pass through many suspension bridges. The teahouses along the trail are highly organized that remain busier every year. Everest Base Camp Trek is the perfect adventure of a lifetime. The season between February to May and September to December is considered as the best season for trekking in this route. The very first aspect that will challenge you on the base camp trek is the altitude.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
After arriving in Kathmandu, a delegate from Everest Trekking Routes will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit the Everest Trekking Routes office. In the evening there will be welcome dinner given by Everest Trekking Routes where you will be served Nepalese food which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) 3 – 4 hours
Our Guide will transfer to Domestic airport and short Lukla flight 30 minute and introduce our local mountain porters. Kick off your beautiful trek through larges village Chourikharka and demented towards Dudhkoshi River and continue to Phakding (2652m. 8700ft.) we will have to stay acclimatization and we will stay overnight at lodge.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours
We trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest village of Khumbu region, which is most popular Himalayan city Touristic area same as Kathmandu and Pokhara. Trekking toward to Monjo Entering Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers Information Management System Main Gate. Flow up Dudhkoshi River and crossing highest double substance bridge bottom of the Namche. I have changed to see mt. everest on the trail and continue to Namche. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Today Explore and Acclimatization day, after breakfast visit to Sherpa Museum which is popular by Khumbu region about the Sherpa culture and history and will have the hike to the top of the Everest viewpoint take the cup of tea or coffee at Everest View lodge. If the weather is perfect then will see Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Island Peak, Amadablam and Many Others Trekking peak. When we return from Everest Viewpoint visit to Khumjung Village and Admon Hillary high school take lunch and back to Namche, Little sightseeing stay overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phortse (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5- 6 hours
We will continue trek to Phortse medium beautiful Sherpa village. Beginning part flat and easy after sanasa moderate slide and stepping to Mongla situate 4000m. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak forest. We will have our lunch on the way and we will move towards Phortse. Take lunch that depends on choice and extremely descending to phortse Tenga pass the bridge and end of our destination and we will stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Phortse to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 – 6 hours
We trek to Dingboche, which is the massive viewpoint and chance to see lots of wild animals as Blue sheep, dear, Himalayan Thar, and Many of Domestic Yaks browsing grass. The phortse to Dingboche is most beautiful trail select by Everest Trekking Routes. Take lunch at Upper Pangboche or Somare and slowly trek to Dingboche and we will stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Dingboche Acclimatization Day
Today Acclimatization day at Dingboche just light hike to little pick or hike to Chhukung just combination acute mountain sickness and visit Dingboche Sherpa Villages. Will have to wear warm cloth and take lots of drinking water. Make sure could reach our Destination to EBC stay the extra night at the lodge.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910 m) 5/6 hours
We start our trek towards Lobuche, over 4000 meters have to most care health because before Lobuche slowly toward dhukla and take lunch and rest for while and hard part stepping and amazing Lobuche peak, Ama Dablam peak, Lobuche peak, Primary peak and Nupse Peak. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. Its make us enjoy and we will stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft)
From Lobuche to Gorakshep takes more than 2 hours and must leave early morning, because take the hot drink as tea or coffee continue to Gorakshep and get accommodation leave the bag. Before the visit to Everest Base Camp, we have to Breakfast and take with us light food. It is the hard and long day all most 8 to 10 hours. Return from EBC and we will stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft) 7-8 hours
Early morning hike to Kala Patthar peak 5545m. We can see the world's tallest mountain Everest along with other mighty Himalayan peaks. Which is our main destination sunrise and panoramic views front of the Mt Everest and Pumari Expedition, Magnificent Himalayan range and return to Gorakshep take breakfast after that continue to trek to Pheriche or Pangboche and we will stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 – 7 hours
Leaving Pheriche to Namche Bazaar after breakfast early in the morning. We trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages toward to old Buddhist Tengboche monastery. We walk on winding trails followed by another walking through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. It takes 7/8 hour easy downhill and more traffic yaks and Porters Continue trek to Namche and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours
We leave Namche Bazaar for Lukla after having breakfast in the hotel and us easy downhill but more traffic yak, Jhopkyo, Porters toward to manjo. Before Lukla take light lunch and continue to Lukla, finally we will complete our trip and warm up with all team to say good bye for local porters waiting for the flight to Kathmandu stay overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
We will be driven towards local airport of Lukla to fly towards Kathmandu valley. Because some time very hard to get flight and lots of people waiting. We must reservation for flight before our trip. When we arrived in Kathmandu explore and shopping souvenir to your family. We will spend one night in Kathmandu valley.
Day 14: Final departure
We will drop you at the International Airport with our vehicle for your departure and we will see you off.
Manual Note :
According to plan extend date on a trip above the custom Itinerary, the cost will be additional. We cannot guarantee it if weather, road condition bad, and vehicle breakdown mountain acute sickness for trekkers. We will try to ensure that our official schedule trip runs, And if you have more extra days pre-plan then let us inform we assist by your requirement.