Short Everest Base Camp Trekking 12 Days

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Overview

  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5,555 m | 1,8225 ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu- Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Khumbu Region
  • Best Season February - May | September - December

Highlights

  • 12 Days Best Nepal Trip Mt. Everest Base Camp trekking.
  • Incredible Flights from Kathmandu – Lukla -Kathmandu.
  • Trek through the heart of Sherpa country.
  • Awe-inspiring Buddhist Monasteries.
  • Trek up 5545m through spectacular scenery.
  • Informative guides uncover the history behind sights.
  • Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam and scores of other lesser crests seen from a peaked vantage point.
  • Walk through the hustle and bustle of market town Namche Bazaar.
  • Suitable Trip for people aged over 12 and below 65.
  • Ancient world heritage site.
  • To achieve lifetime unforgettable memory from nearby top of the world.
  • Explore world heritage site listed Sagarmatha National Park and see the dramatic grand Himalayan giants with your very own eyes.

Short Everest Base Camp Trekking 12 Days Video

“Mesmerizing views and the sky-piercing Himalayas are all set to test human determination and the passion to succeed in a divine environment, conquer your fear and explore the nature at its best”

Follow the footsteps of legendary mountaineers Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in the 12 days of Everest Base Camp Trekking. Explore the world’s most memorable and picturesque walk, which is popular among the passionate trekkers around the world for several reasons. Traversing into the landscape with thin air, dense and colorful forests, roaring rivers and gigantic glaciers, majestic ice falls, suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, culturally rich Sherpa villages, rich biodiversity, flora, and fauna, and vibrant Buddhist heritages takes trekkers to a wonderland.

Join the 12 days Everest Base Camp Trekking to interact with the ever-smiling locals and get an insight into the tradition and culture of the legendary Sherpa people, reach the legendary viewpoint of Kala Patthar for an iconic view of the Himalayas up close and personal, and get blessed from the maroon dress clad monks and nuns in the monasteries of the region.

The 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with the scenic flight from Kathmandu to the marvelous hill town of Lukla after the completion of necessary documentation in the office of Himalayan Scenery and Expedition. With the gentle trekking introduction on the second day after the trek to Phakding, the real trekking in the Everest region begins. We traverse through the rich Sherpa hub of Namche Bazaar, culturally rich settlements of Tengboche, the highest around the year settlement of Dingboche as well as the higher altitude stoppages of Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Everest Base Camp, and trek back to the initial trekking point of Lukla. The natural, scenic, and biological, as well as cultural diversity and up-close view of the humongous Himalayas, give us a euphoric feeling.

12 Days budget Trekking to the base of Everest demands reasonable fitness and the ability to walk through steep gradients besides an average walk of 5-6 hours per day besides mental endurance. Prepare for the trek with cardiovascular training such as cycling, swimming, hill-climbing, and walking for enjoying the trek to the utmost level. Join hands with Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition for professional expertise, a carefully planned itinerary, and the best possible customer service and trekkers’ security. We believe to serve our clients with the best.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Similarly, if you can manage a day or two after trekking. In case of any flight delay from Lukla to Kathmandu due to different circumstances, you will have a lower chance of missing your international flights. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, any flight delays, and missing international flights

Itinerary

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As we have already packed our bags the previous night, the thing we do straight in the morning is the drive to the airport for an early morning flight to Lukla.

With the excitement of being in the region of the highest mountain in the world, we board a small, fixed-winged aircraft and set off on an adventurous yet worthy aerial journey to Lukla. Soon after an incredible flight experience, we will find ourselves at the amazing mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest. We will meet all our supporting crew members at Lukla before setting off on the first day of the trek.

Once we sort out our stuff, we start the trek to Phakding today. After about 2/3 hours of the easy trek on the gentle and gradual downhill trail, we reach Phakding on the bank of a beautiful mountain river called Dudh Koshi. The very first day of Everest trail walking will take us past some beautiful cultural and spiritual wonders in the forms of prayer flags, shortens, mani walls, etc. 

We enjoy our breakfast with the serene sound of flowing Dudh Koshi before starting our second day of the trek to Namche Bazar today. The walk today mostly involves uphill effort with some steep going up. We cross several suspension bridges today on the trail as we proceed towards the destination. We check into the Sagarmatha National Park entrance checkpoint just above the beautiful village of Monjo before continuing up towards Namche Bazar.

Once we reach Namche Bazar, a prosperous mountain trading town in the Everest region, we will be able to observe and experience more of the amazing culture and lifestyle of the beautiful and famous Sherpa people. A nicely settled town on the terraced slope, Namche Bazar showcases some spectacular views of mountains like Thamserku (6,6232m) and Kongde Ri (6,187m) to its west.

We spend an extra day here at Namche today for acclimatization as we are already at 3,440 meters above sea level with a large portion of the stretch left to go higher in the days to come. As this is an acclimatizing day, we will go for a hiking trip to Everest Viewpoint called Everest view hotel(3880m/12730ft) right above Namche Bazar to have the very first glimpse of Mt. Everest. This spectacular viewpoint brings wonderful mountain views including Mt. Everest that keep us motivated to go higher towards the base camp.

Once we return back to Namche Bazar after the hike, we can explore the town going from one end to the other of the town. We can indulge in some conversation with locals there; surf internet cafes, or simply relax and save the energy for the days to come.

We start the day early after breakfast and proceed towards Tengboche, a beautiful village in the Khumbu region on a hill in the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Imja River. The uphill walk passes through forest and involves ridge walking. After about 6 hours of uphill walk, we reach Tengboche village. Once we reach Tengboche village, we can enjoy Mountain View of the peaks like Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam including Everest.

Once we settle into our accommodation, we can set out on an exploration of Tengboche Monastery, the biggest Buddhist monastery in the region where Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man to summit Mt. Everest along with Sir Edmund Hilary, was sent to be a monk once. The galore magnificence of the monastery is simply overwhelming. 

Dingboche is the destination for today. After we finish our breakfast with a view, we set off on the trekking journey for the day. We follow the downhill trail towards Dingboche and past it, we reach Pangboche village.

We will take some time to explore the village and an ancient and beautiful monastery. Pangboche is a beautiful and the biggest Sherpa settlement in the region. After starting ahead from Pangboche village, we head towards Dingboche leaving the route to Pheriche.

After spending about six hours on the trail past forests, villages, and beautiful sights to see, we reach Dingboche village where a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks awaits us. 

We are already at the elevation of 4,410 meters above sea level thus a good full day is what we need to adjust to the high altitude climate here and above.

This extra day at Dingboche works as acclimatization and rest day as well which is essential to go further higher. Even when we are calling it a rest day, we are not staying idle.

We will go for some hiking to higher elevations and return back to Dingboche for an overnight stay. This full day of exploration around Dingboche will expose us to the overwhelming beauty of the place and surrounding mountain peaks. 

As we are already above the treeline on our trek, we now walk through pastures, glacial moraine, boulder-strewn paths, and the like of the terrain all the way to Lobuche.

The walk today involves crossing a small pass called Dughla also known as Thukla with several memorial shrines for the brave mountaineers who lost their lives during their climbing expeditions. Although the walk is slow-paced on the uphill trail, made difficult by the increasing elevation, it brings wonderful views of the mountains into our sight that helps us forget the strenuous effort we are taking up the impressive mountain landscape.

A well-spent seven hours of the effort in the rugged Everest trekking trail that many other adventurers are treading takes us to the small settlement of Lobuche to spend overnight before striving for one more day to reach the base of the highest mountain in the world.

We are eventually going to make it to the Everest Base Camp today after these many days of trekking in and amidst the wonderful Himalayan peaks.

Our determined and sincere effort to be at the base of the highest mountain in the world is going to materialize this afternoon. We are going to stand at the place where many climbers have spent days and nights training, preparing, and attempting the summit of the formidable Mt. Everest.

We walk to Gorakshep, a small settlement on the glacial lakebed in the Everest region, where we are going to spend overnight today as the highest overnight stopover for the trip. After relishing our lunch at our tea house, we set off for the Everest Base Camp. A slow-paced walk on the moraine and boulder-strewn gradual path up to base camp is going to test our excitement and stamina.

Anyway, we are going to get to the base camp regardless of the difficulty of walking at the elevation. We click countless pictures and enjoy the moment of being at the classic Everest base camp before making a return trip to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. 

We get up early, really early, in the morning to hike up to Kalapatthar, the highest elevation on the trip, for a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and other Himalayan panoramas up close with a spectacular sunrise over those mighty peaks. This never-seen-before view and sunrise on earth are going to blow our minds away alluring us to stay there forever. Alas, we wish we could!

We have to make a return trip back to Gorakshep for breakfast. We start the trek back to Pheriche after breakfast. The trek down today is taking us to a new place that we have not covered on the trek. Pheriche is a beautiful settlement in the Khumbu region which is normally the stopover place for many Everest trekkers on their way back down after the base camp and Kalapatthar joy on the trip.

On our trek along and among the magnificent mountains, we are trekking down to Namche today via Khumjung village. We spend some time at the small and beautiful village, Khumjung which boasts perfect views of mountains including Khumbila peak. We visit a monastery there and head towards Namche for an overnight stay. 

We trek all the way back to Lukla today to finish the trekking journey. We trek past Monjo and Phakding villages; encounter the Dudh Koshi River along the trail and eventually reach Lukla. On the final day of the trek, we can celebrate the beautiful adventure.

We see off our trekking potters here today thanking them for all the help they provided to make our trip possible.

    We take a morning flight from the Lukla airstrip leaving the mighty mountains behind us. Another exciting flight with adventure takes us back to the city's civilization. Once in Kathmandu, we transfer you to your hotel where the trip comes to end.

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    Trip Map

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle 
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee & TIMS Card Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Excluded

    • Accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Personal Travel insurance
    • Porters
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • US $ 20 Local Government Tax
    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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