12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 12 Days   |   Based on 1 Review

12 days Everest Base Camp trek is one of the best trekking trips for a non-elite climber to witness the beauty of the world’s highest summit, Mt. Everest up close. The first ever invaders of this trek, Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953 set a record for successfully climbing the summit and since then, climbing the Everest Base Camp has been an ultimate goal for the Mountaineers. The trip is designed in such a way that the trek needs a basic physical fitness since it is challenging, however it is not exhausting. The itinerary includes enough acclimatization days to ensure a better, smoother and enjoyable trekking.

12 days Everest Base Camp trek begins with a thrilling and scenic flight to Lukla and the trail passes through the Everest National Park offering some of the most breathtaking views of the Khumbu region including Mount Everest (8848 m). The routes lead us towards the Phakding village which has a great ambiance to spend a night in. En route we experience and explore the enchanting views of the overwhelmingly beautiful mountains making our way through an abundance of forests and wildlife including Musk Deer, Mountain goats also known as Himalayan Thar, wild yaks, snow leopard, etc. The trail takes us to Namche Bazaar via Everest National Park which has a wide range of flora and fauna. The National Park also offers an opportunity to watch different species of birds. Namche Bazaar is one of the most happening places in the region and is preferred by many tourists for spending a night here and exploring the traditions and cultures of the Sherpa people. After a straight two days stay in Namche, we hike up to Tengboche, a very popular place known for its monastery passing through Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep that has beautiful alpine villages which are worth visiting. We continue our way to Kala Patthar as it has better and clear visibility of the world-famous peak, Mt. Everest. As we reach our destination, the accomplishment of the trek feels like a lifetime achievement and the joy seems to be exploding through each of our veins!

The most favorable season to enjoy 12 days Everest Base Camp trek is from March to May and October to December. This is a full tea house based trekking and the highest elevation of the trek is 5,545 meters which is the Everest Base Camp itself.
 

Highlights

  • Join a pre-trip orientation in Kathmandu 
  • Get a returnable free sleeping bag from the Company
  • Get a Trek Bag (Duffel Bag from Alpine Eco Trek)
  • Experience a thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Hike through the beautiful Sherpa village and Everest National park  
  • Enjoy the hike to Everest View hotel with an extra day in Namche Bazaar 
  • Explore a significant Buddhist monastery in Tengboche
  • Hike to Dingboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorkshep and finally Base camp
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of Mount Everest ranges from Kalapatther.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,880 m) | 35 minutes flight | 4 hrs walking:
  • Day 02Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking:
  • Day 03A day for rest at Namche Bazaar (3,445 m) | Hike to Everest View Hotel:
  • Day 04Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m), 5 to 6 hrs walking:
  • Day 05Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4.260 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking:
  • Day 06Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900 m) | 6 to 7 hrs walking:
  • Day 07Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) via Gorakshep (5,150 m) | 7 to 8 hrs walk:
  • Day 08Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and then to Pheriche (4,243 m) | 6 hrs walk:
  • Day 09Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3,860 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking:
  • Day 10Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,444 m) | 5 to 6 hrs walking:
  • Day 11Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,880 m) | 6 to 7 hrs walking:
  • Day 12Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes:
Detail Itinerary

Inclusion

  • The entire airport picks up and drops.
  • Everest National park fee with trekking permit.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
30 Jul, 2019 - 10 Aug, 2019Available$750 USD
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Useful Information

Special Offer for 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek:

If the group size is above 4 people we offer special price on the 12 days Everest Base Camp trek cost, and for online booking we have easy, fast, cheap and secure online payment platforms. No fee for cancellation. Book Now.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Note:

If above 12 Everest Base Camp trek itinerary could not meet your requirements, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs and requirements. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Jungle safari in Nepal, hiking around the Kathmandu valley or sightseeing tour of the ancient valley.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

One of the most terrifying Airstrips in Nepal, Lukla Airport (also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport), located on an enormous valley is bounded with high mountains. Due to this reason, the arrival and the taking off from Lukla are technical and difficult most of the time. The weather here is unpredictable and changes every next hour which causes flight delay or cancellation.

Small (16 seated) Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the only primary methods of the transportation to Lukla from Kathmandu of the airway at Lukla. The service provided here is fairly dependable. However, if the flights get cancelled or delayed due to mountain weather conditions, we will help you to charter a helicopter and make sure that you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The additional charges roughly required are USD2,400 to USD2,800 per helicopter (USD 4,50 to USD 2,800 for each individual) would be pertinent to you for the helicopter charter. The helicopter will be taking 4 to 5 trekkers at a time and the expense can be shared among the riders. The cost must be paid by rider, which can later be submitted for reimbursement through travel insurance company. We can assist you with important documents for a claim. Payment for the helicopter must be done by the rider before or during the ride.

Regarding payment, US dollars cash or Visas (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4 percent bank charge, which goes straightforwardly to the bank.

The helicopter will be able to fly if the visibility is 1500 meters or greater, whereas the Twin Otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000 meters or greater, according to Nepalese Civil Aviation rules. If a situation, in which the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500 meters arises, then the helicopters will also not be able to fly either. In such cases, we will reschedule your trip for the following day depending on the availability and condition of weather. If this situation continues for a long time, then you will be provided with alternative trek options.

Important Note

The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors are beyond our control and can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. If a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

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