The 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek will take you to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Following in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, this journey assures you an adventure of a lifetime, introducing you to an enchanting culture, flawless beauty, and the best of the wilderness.
You will get to witness the tallest peak in the world right before your eyes during this journey. The blooming rhododendron forests, pine forests, shimmering rivers, incredible waterfalls, glaciers, and Buddhist monasteries along the trail make this trip even more exceptional.
The 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with the 30-minute dramatic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, an entry point of the Everest Region. The exciting journey filled with adventure starts moving towards Phakding. You will then continue toward Namche bazaar, which is a famous Sherpa village where you get to experience the breathtaking scenery, culture, and lifestyles of Sherpa.
The colorful trekking trail through rhododendron forests leads you to Tengboche. You will get to visit an ancient Buddhist monastery in Tengboche, and moving forward, passing through villages like Dingboche and Lobuche, you will trace your steps to the base camp.
A wondrous view of the world’s deepest glacier with an elevation of 4900 m can be seen, along with the majestic views of several peaks from the base camp. After all, the journey also takes you to the famous vantage point of the region, Kalapathar, from where you'll get an incredible sunrise view over the Himalayas.
After relishing the serene surroundings at Kala Patthar, you will then descend back to Lukla, following the same trail, and then fly back to Kathmandu. Get ready to have the best time with our 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary and experience an adventure of a lifetime.
Major highlights of the 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek in 2024 and 2025
- Get breathtaking views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks.
- Explore traditional Sherpa villages in the Everest region.
- Visit Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest Buddhist monastery in the region.
- Hike to Kala Patthar and get stunning sunrise views of Everest.
- Immerse yourself in Sherpa culture and hospitality.
- Experience diverse flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park.
Things to look forward to on the Everest Base Camp 12 Days Itinerary
There are lots of things you can expect on the Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trek. The first and foremost thing to look forward to is the breathtaking scenery you'll be treated to throughout the journey.
You will be treated to the majestic views of the Himalayan mountain range, including the mighty Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and several other towering peaks.
Another thing to look forward to is the rich Sherpa culture. You'll have the chance to explore Namche Bazaar, visit Tengboche Monastery, and also explore several other culturally significant landmarks in the region.
The top highlight of the trek is reaching Everest Base Camp and hiking to the highest vantage point of the region, Kala Patthar. Standing at the foot of the world's highest peak and witnessing the tallest peaks right before your eyes is truly an incredible experience.
Is the Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Itinerary right for you?
The 12 days Everest Base Camp trekking is suitable for physically fit individuals who are looking for a moderately challenging trek to the Himalayas.
The journey requires you to have a good level of fitness, as you'll be trekking for several hours each day on steep and diverse terrain. If you are ready to challenge yourself and seek an adventure of a lifetime by traversing the highest trekking trail in the world, then the Everest base camp trek 12 days itinerary is perfect for you.
What does a day during the 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek looks like?
A typical day during the 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek begins with having breakfast in the scenic environment. After breakfast, the trek begins as you follow the trail that takes you through lush green forests, suspension bridges, and several traditional settlements.
The trekking days can vary in duration but usually involve 5-7 hours of walking, with breaks in between. You will have lunch at one of the charming Sherpa villages while witnessing the stunning views of the Himalayas. After lunch, you will continue the trek. The trail can be challenging at times, with uphill climbs and rocky paths, but the breathtaking scenery keeps you motivated all along.
Upon reaching the designated tea house or lodge, you will spend the rest of the evening relaxing, resting, and enjoying the mountain views. Overall, the days during the Everest base camp are filled with excitement and thrills.
The difficulty level of the 12-day Everest Base Camp Trip
The 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trip is considered moderately difficult. It requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina, as you'll be walking for around 5 to 6 hours each day.
The trail includes steep ascents and descents and rocky and uneven terrain at high altitudes. Thus, you should be fit enough to walk the diverse terrain at high altitudes.
The altitude gain throughout the trek also adds to the challenge, and proper acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness. However, our Everest base camp trek 12-day itinerary includes a few rest days in between to prevent the risk of altitude sickness.
Acclimatization and safety during the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Itinerary
Acclimatization and safety are crucial aspects of the 12 days Everest Trek itinerary. As you will be trekking at an altitude of above 5000 m, it is necessary to have acclimatization and rest days in between.
Our itinerary includes planned acclimatization days at certain points along the trek to allow your body to adjust to the high altitude gradually. These rest days are kept to minimize the chance of altitude sickness.
Furthermore, it is important to follow a gradual ascent, allowing your body time to adjust to the thinning air. We also suggest our clients keep themselves hydrated throughout the trek and avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
You should listen to your guide's advice and pay attention to your body's signals during the trek. Our team will make sure that your safety is the top priority during the trek. Thus, you can rest assured of having an adventure of a lifetime. In cases of severe sickness, you will be brought down to a lower altitude by our team immediately.
How can you prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days?
To prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days, you should first focus on building your overall physical fitness and endurance. You can begin by engaging in regular exercises like hiking, running, cycling, or swimming that will help strengthen your stamina.
If it is possible, you can go on short hikes and treks to get used to walking in diverse terrain and at high altitude. It's crucial to acclimatize your body to high altitudes, so considering hikes at higher elevations can be very helpful for the journey.
Additionally, you should be mentally prepared for any challenges that might occur during the trek. Also, make sure to familiarize yourself with all the gear and equipment of the trip to have a convenient trekking time.
Benefits of choosing us for Everest Base Camp Trekking 12 Days
- We have trained and knowledgeable guides with years of experience leading the trip to the Everest region.
- We have a safety-focused approach, always keeping our client's safety at the top.
- All our packages can be customized according to each trekker's time and preference.
- We focus on small group sizes for personalized attention.
- We have strong local connections to provide you with an authentic trekking experience.
- We give high emphasis on sustainable travel practices and environmental sustainability.
- We have competitive costs and provide value for money.
- We offer 24/7 customer support during the trek.
- We give pre-trip online and offline briefings.