Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days

Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. presents an exciting and scenic cultural Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days within a short timeframe. Roam around the lovely Sherpa villages and observe impressive colorful Buddhism culture is the major part of the Everest trek. Everest Base Camp Trekking we have set and designed the itinerary of eleven nights with 12 Days includes a short scenic flight both ways from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.

An adventure to the foot of the world tallest Mt. Everest often revised as 8,850 m with a new survey scale, is more common and popular with the original early height. Everest base camp trek 12 days a well-organized trekking adventure accompanied by our professional team, expert guide, and strong cheerful porters.

Using pack animals like Yaks or half breed animals called the “Jokyo”. Flying in, at Lukla small airstrip from Kathmandu as the walk starts towards our higher destination to reach on the very foot of Mt. Everest at base camp. Everest Base Camp is also a pleasant trek on a nice trail following the Dudh Kosi River.

Sagarmatha National Park of Everest region

As walk progress and enter Sagarmatha National Park which is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. You will find treasures of exotic rare endangered flora and fauna within some world’s highest peaks.

Sagarmatha, a name in Nepal for Mt. Everest and for Sherpa known as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language. From here walk amidst lovely woodland of tall rhododendron, pine, firs, and oak trees. Slowly adventure takes you to a slow climb uphill to the famous Namche Bazaar the gateway to Everest base camp and other various adventure destinations around high scenic Khumbu valley.

Namche: most beautiful town and a gateway to Everest

At Namche with rest day for acclimatization, which is the most important and safe precaution. Before heading much higher area on this leisure day, enjoy exploring around the streets of Namche. It is a small charming town lined with many shops, stores, banks, restaurants, and a good many hotels and lodge. From Namche onward, the way to Everest base camp provides grand views of the sibling peaks Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam. Furthermore, a beautiful scenic spot Tengboche Monastery from the highest altitude appears in your sight.

Tengboche: Oldest Monastery at high altitude

Tengboche is the monastery, located on a high ridge surrounded by snow peaks and green forest facing views of Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam. Many trekkers come here to visit the monastery of great religious and cultural interest.

The adventure continues towards the high windswept and dry country. The tree lines and lush green vegetation fades for complete mountain wilderness to reach on the main highlight at Everest base camp.

Enjoy the most exciting views of the journey, as you stand beneath towering Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and massive Ice-Fall, after a great fabulous lifetime experience at base camp return journey back to Lukla. Before heading back to Lukla, with one more adventure climb on top of Kalapathar rocky hilltop, the highest point of the trek at above 5, 643 m high facing a breathtaking panorama of giant mountains that surrounds you with closet views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Pumori.

The journey continues from the high valley of Khumbu heading back into the lush green forest and then at Lukla for the last final overnight stop around the Everest region. Where next early morning sweeping scenic flight land you at Kathmandu, after a marvelous adventure and great experience on 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek.

 

Highlights of the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Stand at the base of the world tallest Mt. Everest close to the massive Khumbu Ice-Fall
  •  From green coniferous and deciduous forest to remorseless fields of ice, glaciers
  • Scenic panoramic flight with an awesome panorama of the Himalayan peak range
  •  Traditional Sherpa villages festooned with colorful prayer flags and monuments
  •  Lovely forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia, blue pines, oaks with silver fir trees
  •  On scenic trail facing high snow-capped peaks with rolling green hills landscapes” 

 

Trek at a Glance:  

Mode of Trekking: Accommodation in the best local lodge available

Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.

Highest Altitude: On top Kalapathar 5,643 m / 18,514 feet and Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m and 17, 598 feet high.

Trekking Region: Nepal North Mid-East around Khumbu / Everest region.

 Trekking Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days (Lukla-Kathmandu-Lukla).

 

Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m from Kathmandu trek to Phakding 2,645 m – 04 hrs.

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.

Day 03: At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike to the viewpoint.

Day 04: Hike to Tengboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.

Day 05: Short Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m – 05 hrs.

Day 06: At Dingboche rest day for an acclimatization hike.

Day 07: Short walk to Lobuche 4,960 m – 05 hrs.

Day 08: To Mt. Everest Base Camp 5,380 m via Gorakshep 5,180 m -06 hrs.

Day 09: Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m / 18,514 feet and trek to Pangboche 3,900 m via Pheriche – 6 hrs.

Day 10: Walk to Namche Bazaar via Tengboche – 06 hrs.

Day 11: Last day trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.

Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu end of our service.

 

Best Seasons for the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp:

 Nearly all months of the year-round for Everest base camp trekking, except summer during monsoon wet rainy times, where dark clouds and much rain obstructs the views and with muddy trails. The best time is from March to May and September to early December months during spring and autumn/fall to early winter seasons.

Springtime when wild-flowers are in blooming seasons including the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron of various species. Most days are fine and clear with longer sunlight hours, however cold morning and late afternoon till night time, with chances of rain and snow sometimes. The next best season during early autumn/fall till mid-winter, days are clear for views and walks, but very cold morning and night times with clear bright starry night sky. Chances of snowfall sometimes around high altitude.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m from Kathmandu trek to Phakding 2,645 m - 04 hrs. 

As per scheduled flight time for Lukla in the morning, transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport terminal, after security check then board in a small aircraft (Dornier, Twin Otter, or similar type of small plane). During 35 minutes on air superb panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest In view, as the plane makes landing on the unique runway of Lukla airport.

On arrival at Lukla an interesting busy town, where walk beings through a nice Sherpa farm enriched with immense Buddhism culture encountering Mani (prayer) monuments with large spinning prayer wheels. Walk follows above Dudh Kosi River to reach at Phakding for an overnight stop with time for afternoon tea and dinner in this lovely village.    

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 ft - 06 hrs.

The morning after breakfast walk lead on a nice trail with a short up and down crossing over Dudh Kosi on the suspension bridge to reach Monjo village and then enter Sagarmatha National Park with views of Tharmasarku peaks.

Sagarmatha National Park starts from here, the park listed in world heritage sites, from the park entrance cross over Dudh Kosi River to Jorsalle, the last village before Namche Bazaar. After a refreshing lunch stop, walk on the riverside and from the last high bridge climb starts to Namche Bazaar for two overnight stops.

Day 03: At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike to the viewpoint.

Free day for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, where once a week Saturday market takes place, hence the name bazaar, on this spare day enjoy a short hike for grand views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam with an array of peaks.

At Namche visit an interesting museum with an option for a hike to Everest View Hotel (the first luxury hotel around the Khumbu area), perched on a high hill above Namche Bazaar. Namche with many facilities from stocked shops, stores, and banks with international standard hotels and restaurants. 

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m -05 hrs.

After a pleasant stop at Namche trek continues on a good scenic trail with grand views of Everest with an array of peaks as walk lead down to Imjatse River at a small settlement called PhunkiTenga, afternoon few hours climb through a forest of pine, juniper, and rhododendron trees then reach on top of an open ridge at beautiful Tengboche monastery.

At Tengboche enjoy super views Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam with a chain of the snow mountain range, after checking into a lodge enjoy a short tour of the monastery enriched with great Buddhism religion and interesting Sherpa culture.

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m - 05 hrs.

Enjoy breakfast with grand views of Everest and Amadablam at close distance with a series of peaks, and then head downhill through nice lovely woodland to cross over a bridge. From here on tree lines drop, as the route leads to a gradual climb to reach the last permanent village of Pangboche, further on are small settlement with the lodge to cater the travelers on route Everest base camp.

From Pangboche short climb to a small settlement at Somare for a possible lunch stop, afternoon walk on dry and windy terrain to reach at scenic Imjatse valley in Dingboche for overnight stops. Dingboche a large settlement located right at the beneath towering North Face of Amadablam with views of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Island Peak a popular and stunning looking trekking peak.

Day 06: At Dingboche rest day for an acclimatization hike.

Another rest day to support acclimatization on this beautiful scenic spot, morning enjoy a short hike up to Nakarjung Hill, adding more heights with super views of surrounding high mountains with Mt. Makalu in the east direction. 

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m - 05 hrs.

After Dingboche, a morning short climb to a hilltop festooned with Buddhist prayer monuments and a Stupa, from here on gradual slow uphill on a winding trail to reach at Thugla, a small place with a few small lodge and shops.

At Thugla where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, after lunch a steep climb for an hour or less to reach on Thugla pass, a small open ground with many stone memorials of unfortunate mountaineers who risk their life climbing Mt. Everest and other high Khumbu mountains.

After a short break an easy walk of an hour with a slow walk to reach Lobuche for an overnight stop with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peak, a place with some nice lodge.

Day 08: To Mt. Everest Base Camp 5,380 m via Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs.

Today's walk leads to our main highlight of the adventure, as the morning route takes you on a pleasant high trail and with a short climb above Khumbu glacier. After few hours of morning walk reach at Gorakshep, a place with few lodge as morning walk continues towards Everest base camp as a faint rocky path heads through moraine and glacier to Everest base camp.

Enjoy breathtaking scenery of arctic-like landscaped of ice and glaciers with towering peaks that surround the base camp, located beneath Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. After an exciting moment and great experience return to Gorakshep for an overnight stop on completing our major highlight and goal of the adventure. 

Day 09: Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m and trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs. 

Our next adventure starts early morning with a steep climb to reach Kalapathar rocky hilltop, the highest point of the adventure at 5, 643 m (in the past few years it was recorded 5, 545 m high, but the latest measurement shows the present height).

From the top enjoy the amazing panorama of giant towering mountains with close views of Mt. Pumori and Mt. Everest at near distance, after a glorious scenery head downhill to Gorakshep, having breakfast continue to walk on the same trail to Thugla, where Dingboche and Pheriche trail joins.

After Thugla downhill to Pheriche windy valley to reach at Pheriche settlement with many nice lodges, a place where the HRA post stationed (Himalaya Rescue Association). Having lunch break walk down to a river and a short climb to a ridge with a long descend to Pangboche village for an overnight stop.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Tengboche - 06 hrs. 

From Pangboche walk leads on the same scenic route with a climb to Tengboche and then downhill to Imjatse River, where steep climb for an hour to reach Shanasa village and Kyanjuma a small settlement facing views of Amadablam and Mt. Everest, from here on the nice wide path to Namche Bazaar for overnight. 

Day 11: Last day walk to Lukla - 06 hrs.

After a wonderful time on the high valley of Khumbu, our last day walk continues with downhill to Dudh Kosi River and through Sagarmatha National Park exit point as walk follows Dudh Kosi River to Phakding village.

From Phakding on nice pleasant trail with an hour climb to Lukla, and then check into a nice lodge for last overnight around Everest and Khumbu area.

Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Start the early morning with a short walk to Lukla airport, named after great Mountaineers late Tenzing and Hillary, as soon the plane arrives from Kathmandu and then board in a small aircraft for the sweeping scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu domestic air-terminal short transfer to your hotels, after a wonderful adventure on Everest base camp trek. 

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