Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Itinerary
Everest base camp trek 12 days itinerary is a legendary opportunity to grab Himalayan panorama and adventurous wildlife. It is the most prominent voyage in Nepal with experience of magnificent features of Khumbu region, Sherpa/Tibetan culture, walking through the different Himalayan glacier and wilderness. You can live the dream of setting a landmark again by your own footstep, which was set by the pioneers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay Sherpa. The major point of this trek is Everest base camp is the gateway for all the climbers who desire to reach the summit as well. It’s a feeling of pride and pleasure that this trek offers in high quantity.
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12 days Everest base camp trek Itinerary starts from the capital of the nation, Kathmandu, followed by a very short (45 minutes) flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Lukla. Lukla is the initial point from where our march starts. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla itself is a spellbinding experience packed with a lip-locking view of the deep valley, green hills, and smiling mountains. Finally, from Lukla, your official trek begins. The environment that starts from here shows the real beauty of Nepal, which is never possible in hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. During the trek, you will have an amazing experience in the lap of Mother Nature experiencing the vista of high mountain ranges, forests, along with human settlements. It is the best route that fulfills all of your expectations about trekking and experience in the Himalayas.
Giving continuity to the trek, the route lines up from Lukla to Phakding, then to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Everest basecamp, Gorakshep, Periche, Namche Bazaar, Phakding, Lukla, and finally Kathmandu. In this journey, the major attractions that truly mesmerize your eyes and mind are the Khumbu region (glaciers), monasteries (Tengboche, Pangboche, etc.), Yarsagumba (both plant and animal), natural waterfalls, and people themselves with their unique culture and hospitality. It also offers you the walk throughout the UNESCO world heritage site, Sagarmatha national park where you will encounter rare but stunning wildlife.
Once you reach the surrounding region, you will definitely utter out loud, ‘Once is not enough.
12 days Everest base camp trek major attraction
Everest base camp trek 12 days starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. Trekking to Everest base camp and returning to Kathmandu takes altogether 12 days to complete the route by foot with using regular flight to trekking starting and ending points. The major attractions of the Everest base camp trek 12 days itinerary are listed below.
1. Lukla Airport (Tenzin Hillary Airport)
Lukla Airport is the first place we travel from Kathmandu, to start our trek. It is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world because of its snowy and slippery landmarks. It is located at an altitude of 2840m (9320m) with a beautiful and mesmerizing panorama of greenery and landscape. The airstrip of Lukla is truly mesmerizing with an absolute view of incredible hills and high mountains. The environment around this area different from city lights is the main point that helps it stand alone but outstanding in the crowd.
2. Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar, commonly known as Namche, is the best place for acclimatization. It is a viable center in the Khumbu region that offers the sight of wild acreages of Pine and Cedar, and a beautiful trekking environment to surf around mountains like Thamserku and Kongdi Ri. Locating itself at an altitude of 3440m (11290ft), it has delivered its own standard with picturesque coordinates and wonderful highlights.
3. Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche is another stopping point in our trek, mainly known for its monastery i.e. Tengboche Monastery. Residing Rinpoche, unrivaled backdrop of Mount Ama Dablam, colorful Mani Rimdu festival, Imja Khola, numbers of lodges, guest houses, and camping areas are also the major point of attraction. Here we spend a night as well and get to know the Himalayan lifestyle, norms, and values. It is surrounded by high mountains, pine and rhododendron fields, ridges, and solid structures which are like extra cream in cake pieces.
4. Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is the most prominent place on this trek which is located at an altitude of 5364m (17,598ft). The very point provides the captivating view of Mount Everest and surrounding small mountains. The close-eye view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, Mt Lhotse, is an evergreen and most protruding experience one can ever have in an entire life cycle. The rare and exotic flora and fauna are also much more appreciable. It is also a point from where you can offer condolence and a token of love to the departed ones for their huge daring and contributions.
5. Kala Patthar View Point
Kala Patthar is a vantage point that provides a clearer and more beautiful view of mountains and the entire surroundings. It resides at an altitude of 5644m (18,519ft) above Gorakshep. It is a notable landmark that offers a view of mountain ranges of its surrounding like Mt. Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse, and a glimpse of the northern flank of the summit of Lhotse. It is not far from Everest Base Camp but also the pace of trudge depends upon the weather and health condition.
Everest base camp trek 12 days itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m)
Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4400m)
Day 06: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 08: Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep (5130m)
Day 09: Gorakshep to Pheriche via Kala Patthar (5160m)
Day 10: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Phakding to Lukla (2800m)
Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu
For a more detailed itinerary of this trek, you can visit our package of Everest base camp trek itinerary.
12 days Everest base camp trek Itinerary cost includes
- Free airport pick-ups and drop-offs
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
- Sagarmatha Conservation Area Project Permits
- Trekking map
- Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice-versa, and all of your ground transportation as per an itinerary
- Complete trekking information before the trek
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tasty and hygienic food during the trek
- Welfare dinner at the end of the trek
- Nights in lodges/tea houses during trekking
- Licensed and well-experienced guides and porters
- First aid kit (carried by the team)
- Sleeping bags, down jackets, and all necessary gears are available in a hire
12 days Everest base camp trek itinerary excludes
- Your life and travel insurance
- International flight tickets and departure tax
- Nepal entry fees
- Any kinds of extra drinks and foods (like tea, coffee, alcohol, etc.)
- Wi-Fi, hot shower, and battery charges
- Gratitude and tips for drivers, guides, and porters
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of any conditions
All of these costs includes and excluded will be focused on the strict eye of our operators and guides.
12 days Everest base camp trek itinerary highlights
- A best synthetic view of mountain ranges like Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and many more
- Observation of Tenzin Hillary Bridge, Tenzin Hillary Airport, and suspension bridges
- View of army camps and army barracks
- Walkthrough Sagarmatha National Park and Imja river on the way
- Different monasteries like Pangboche monastery, Tengboche monastery, Thakri monastery, and many more
- Free cancellation
- The glimpse of traditional and ancient Tibetan/Sherpa culture and their lifestyle
- Captivating trekking route surrounded by mountains, rhododendron forests, pastureland, terraced fields, wilderness, and meadows
Walk on the treasure of the Himalayas with pride and hoist your hand with glory and satisfaction. This can be done simply by taking in courage and boosting yourself up towards something big, something great. You can achieve this on your own with the Everest base camp trek. Yes, you heard it right. It’s a privilege to print footsteps on the land of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.
To make your journey successful, the things that you need are proper food, gear, guides, and porters. Nepal Trek Adventure & Expedition is fulfilled in all those categories i.e. it provides the best guides and porters, well-checked and managed gears on hire, and best hotels and lodges with excellent food and accommodation during the trek. While talking about guides and porters, you can also hire them in Lukla, but doing so may cost you higher and your chance of getting looted increases; so it’s better to take them with you from the capital, Kathmandu. The costs and departure dates are discussed in our very new and modified package.
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