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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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$1,150USD

12 Days

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  • Duration:
  • 12 Days
  • Trip Level:
  • Demanding
    Between Moderate to Strenuous trip at an altitude up to 4,000m with side trips to higher elevations. This is classified as ill-defined trails, away from major settlements. Considered to be harder therefore preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential.
  • Max Altitude:
  • 5555 Meter
  • Activity:
  • High Altitude trekking
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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek will take you to the base camp of world’s highest Mt. Everest (8848m) following the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The blooming rhododendron forests, pine forests, shimmering rivers, incredible waterfalls, glaciers, Buddhist monasteries, rich cultures and many innate reverences en route make this trek even more delightful and may take you to inhale away. This journey is assured to be an adventure of a lifetime, introducing you to an enchanting culture, flawless beauty and the best of wilderness.

The short 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek begins with the 30 minutes dramatic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, an entry point of Everest Region. The exciting journey filled with adventure and the beauty starts moving towards Phakding.  Continue it to Namche bazaar – a famous Sherpa village there gets to experience the breathtaking scenery culture and lifestyles of Sherpa’s. The colourful trekking trail of rhododendron forests leads you to Tengboche, visit an ancient Buddhist monastery to observe how Buddhist people pray. After that, the 12 Days short Everest Base Camp Trek head to Dingboche(Island peak river directly flows from the east of Dingboche). Slowly the day is being closer towards the destination and becomes more challenging as you reach at a higher elevation. Enjoy acclimatize day at Dingboche as the elevation get higher. Furthermore continue the scenic thrilling journey to Lobuche (4940m/16210ft) and witness the spectacular panoramic views of Himalayas. Decisively reach the long-anticipated harbour, the short 12 days Everest Base Camp (5364m). Marvel at the natural beauty of the Khumbu region and leave a footprint of yours around the influential tremendous peaks. Wondrous view of the world’s deepest glacier with the elevation of (4900m/16,100ft) also can be seen from the base camp. After all the journey also takes you the famous vantage point of the region Kalapathar from where you’ll get the incredible sunrise view over the Himalayas. Not only the sunrise also the clear and close views of sparkling Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Island peak and others. Along with the amazing view of Khumbu glacier and the Khumbu ice-fall also attracts adrenaline junkies all over the world. Save memory of unforgettable moments throughout trekking adventure and your life in the lap of Himalayas. As you get a thrilling lifetime experience descend back to Lukla and then to Kathmandu.

The best time to do this 12 days Everest Base Camp short trek is during the months of March to May and September to December. Join us for an exhilarating experience in the Himalayas with our experienced guides and the best quality services.

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Day: 01 – Flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding

Early morning take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway of the Everest region. Upon reaching meet the rest of the team members and start your adventurous journey to Phakding. Pass through the charming villages, suspension bridges and amazing rivers along the way. Catch a glimpse of beautiful Himalayas before reaching Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day: 02 – Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Begin your day trekking towards Namche bazaar, the main trading centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region. You will be passing through beautiful pine forest and village cross suspension bridge that takes you alongside Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. Then, ascend on a steep trail before arriving at Namche Bazaar. From there you can get the astounding views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kangtenga and Mt. Everest. Learn their cultures and lifestyles during your stay. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day: 03 – Rest day at Namche Bazaar

Here is the first day separated for the rest and acclimatization. Relax your body on this day. At the same time acquire knowledge about culture, traditions and lifestyles of Sherpa people. To acclimatize your body you will be hiking towards Everest View Hotel to observe the mesmerizing sunrise views over the Himalayas and also the glimpse of Mt. Everest. Enjoy lunch at the top where you’re surrounded by the Himalayan views. Trek back to Namche Bazaar for overnight.

 

Day: 04 – Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Start the day after breakfast head to Tengboche. The panoramic day of the trail passes through the small settlement of Sanasa and making way to Phunkithanga. Along the way you are rewarded by the glittering views of Everest and Ama Dablam which makes you feel wonderful and also energize you. Cross suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River and then steep climb through pine and juniper forest, you’ll walk about 2hrs to reach Tengboche. After reaching, first of all, visit the biggest ancient monasteries of the region. See how the Buddhist prayer prays every day. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day: 05 – Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

Today you will reach at an elevation of 4360m as you hike to Dingboche. Walkthrough the rhododendron forests enjoying the great views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Kantenga. Cross the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and pass the villages like Pangboche. Then the route continues through the meadow to Dingboche. About a 5 hrs of trekking finally you reach Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day: 06 – Rest day at Dingboche

The special day for travellers detached for rest and acclimatizing body. In this day you can explore Dingboche and also you can participate in one of the optional hikes to Chukkung valley or Nangkartshang peak. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day: 07 – Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

Today’s trail is a bit difficult as you have to climbs about 3 hrs to reach Lobuche. Start a gradual climb to Dughla. Along the way you will get to see a memorial dedicated to Sherpa’s and the trekkers who lost their lives in the Himalayas. See the panoramic views of Cholatse peak, Taboche Peak, Lobuche peak and Stand right in front of Mt. Nuptse before reaching Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day: 08 – Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and to Everest Base Camp

A beautiful thrilling day of this trek starts moving towards Gorakshep via Khumbu Glaciers. Enjoy lunch at Gorak Shep and then head to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. As you are reaching your dream destination the elevation also gets higher up to (5364m). The trail is also amazing surpasses through the terrain sprinkle rocks, moraines, streams and glaciers. Finally reached the Everest Base Camp located in between of Khumbu glacier.  Enjoy your day seeing the great view of Khumbu glacier as well as Khumbu icefall. Spend your time enjoying all the views that the base camp offers. Return back to Gorakshep and stay overnight.

Day: 09 – Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and back to Pheriche

Wake up early morning to hike up to Kala Patthar for sunrise views and the magnificent mountain views. Climb Kalapathar(5600m) and witness the stunning sunrise views over the Mt. Everest and other snowcapped peaks. From there you will get closest glamorous views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt, Nuptse and many more. Capture memories at the top of Kalapatthar and then retrace your footsteps back to Gorakshep. Then descend to Pheriche and stay overnight.

Day: 10 – Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Today’s trail is easy along the Imja valley descending back following the same trail to Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the last glimpse of all the Himalayas. Encounter more villages and see the beautiful landscape while returning back to Namche. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day: 11 – Trek from Namche to Lukla

Last day of trekking in the Everest region starts passing through Sherpa villages of Monjo, Benkar, Phakding and many others. Climb the final 45 minutes ascent that takes you from Chheplung to Lukla, where you can finally relax after the meticulous adventure. Overnight in Lukla.

Day: 12 – Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Early morning enjoy a breathtaking flight back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching you will be transferred to the hotel of Kathmandu. Take a rest after a long and exhilarating journey. In the evening you can enjoy the walk in the bustling Thamel area. Buy some souvenirs do shopping taste local foods. Also, there will be a farewell dinner organized by the team members of Himalayan Recreation Treks & Expedition. So enjoy! 

WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All

11 Nights Tea house Accommodation during a trek

Food from the menu (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

  • An Expert English speaking guide with his/her food, accommodation, insurance and salary.
  • Porters (2 Trekkers=1 porter)

Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu (Round way flights)

All the private transport Pick up drop off

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Air fare for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • 11 night Accommodations during the trek
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage( for two pax)
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Trekking Permits needed
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
  •  All items not listed in Cost included section

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All Inclusive Price:

$1,150USD

12 Days

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