12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

Book 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking exploring Sherpa land with vibrant culture and landscape at the best trekking region of the world.

Everest Base Camp Trekking is the most popular trekking activity in Nepal. Every year thousand of trekkers reach to the base to accomplish the lifetime goal to touch the foot of Mighty Everest with best sunrise view.

Our 12 Days Everest Base Camp trekking starts after flying from Kathmandu to Lukla. Explore Namche Bazaar with colorful settlements of Sherpa people. Witness evening rituals at Khamjung and Tengboche monasteries with visit to Syangboche monastery and The Everest View Hotel.

Explore Ama Dablam Valley with overnight stops at Dingboche and Lobuche with proper acclimatization opportunity to cope the increased altitude.

Reach to Gorakshep – the highest human settlement in world. Explore Everest Base Camp which is ultimate station from where every expedition takes place. During climbing season this whole area laminate by climbing tents and support staffs. Exchange your experience with Expedition teams and members. If you are lucky then you can also exchange your experience with world best climbers and record holder Sherpa climbing guide in this area.

Early morning excursion to Kalapathar peak will taste your stamina. Kala Pathar is perhaps best view point to see close view of Everest and Everest Base Camp with lifetime experience to see sunrise over mighty Everest peak. The views of Everest, Nuptse Nup II and Changtse are spectacular from Kala Patthar and there are glimpses of the northern flank and summit of Lhotse. The world’s highest webcam, Mount Everest webcam, is located here.

We operate Everest Base Camp Trekking on both Budget and standard package. Budget package is cheaper version and will be escorted by local guide from Lukla. However Standard package will operate with escort professional trekking guide from Kathmandu. We also provide Guide or porter services with Everest Trekking permit.

Duration: 12 Days

Primary Activity: Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Group Size: 1 & above

Country: Nepal

Arrival on: Lukla

Departure from: Lukla

Trip Grade: Difficult

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local Lodges/Tea House


Max Altitude: 5643 meters

Day 1: Fly Kathmandu/Lukla (2860m) and Trek Phakding (2610m) – 3 hrs walk

Early morning you will meet your trekking guide and together transferred to Kathmandu Domestic airport to board flight to Lukla. This flight itself is known for fantastic aerial view of Mountain ranges. Upon arrival at Lukla, your guide will introduce you with other trekking members. Start your trek to Pkhading. You will walk to 3 hours today for better acclimatization process.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are lunch & dinner at lodge. 

Day 2: Trek Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 6 hrs walk

Enjoy your breakfast at lodge and start the trekking trail that follow Dudh Koshi River. You will cross famous Double Suspension Bridge and uphill climb with rewarding Mountain views will leads to Namche Bazaar which is largest settlement of Sherpa community in Nepal. Sherpas are the indigenous people of Nepal known for the climbing skills. On each expedition on the peaks above 8000meters especially in South Asian region you require expertise and help of Sherpa to make ascend successful. Free time on own to stroll around local town at your own pace.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 3: Acclimation day

Day is free for acclimatization. To ease this process we recommend you day excursion to Syangboche located at altitude of 3780 meters to get best panoramic views of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku mountains.  Also visit famous “Everest View Hotel” featured as the highest placed hotel in world. Return back to Namche for overnight.

Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route and dinner at lodge in Namche.

Day 4: Trek Tengboche (3867m) – 5 hrs walk

Today trek will take you to Tengboche which is known for excellent view of Ama Dablam valley with Everest skyline. Tengboche is also known for the largest Buddhist monastery in Everest region “Tengboche Monastery” which host annual Mani Rimdu festival celebrated by Sherpa communities. You can witness evening rituals at monastery or relax at your lodge admiring the beautiful mountain views.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch & dinner at lodge. 

Day 5: Trek Dingboche (4410m) – 5 hrs walk

Morning enjoy breakfast at your lodge. Your guide will fix a time for today walk and meet you at exact time to start today’s trek. Today you will walk for 5 hours to reach to Dingboche located on the Glacier line of Imja and Duwo Glacier in Chukhung valley. You will cross typical Sherpa settlements like Deboche, Pangboche & Shomare. Check-in at your lodge.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 6: Acclimatization Day

Today is acclimatization day to adjust your body for altitude gained. You can enjoy excursion to near-by places with your trek guide for better acclimatization. If not interested and require some rest then you can relax at your lodge.

Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 7: Trek Lobuche (4940m) – 5 hrs walk

Start your trek today along Mani walls (especial Buddhist prayer stone carving) with uphill climb to Dhugla. If interested can visit Himalayan Rescue Association Health Post at Pheriche en-route.  Continue further to moraine of the Khumbu Glacier bypassing Scott Fischer memorials and Babu Chairi Sherpa memorial. A gentle push for another 2 hours will lead us to Lobuche.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 8: Trek Gorekshep (5170m) with visit to Everest Base Camp (5364m) – 7 hrs walk

Today walk is strenuous due to low oxygen level hence you are recommended to start early to avoid any rush. You will follow your guide instructions and follow him carefully on the trekking trails via Gorekshep Tso which is full of rocky dunes, Glacier moraine and Glacier streams. You will reach to Everest Base Camp where you will see many expeditions group accommodate themselves at bright colored tents willing to push themselves for successful Everest Summit ascent. Since you will be at Base Camp of Everest hence it will not be visible but you can see magnificent view of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori from this place. After spending sometime here, you will trek back to Gorekshep village for overnight stay. Gorekshep is the last temporary human settlement in Everest Area.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 9: Kalapathar Sunrise Excursion and trek to Pheriche (4288m) – 8 hrs walk

Early morning you will climb to the best view point on earth to see magnificent view of sunrise over Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Cho-oye and Lhotse. When sun light strike to white lofty peaks the entire colour changes from white to orange. You can also see view of Everest Base Camp from Kalapathar. Spend your time to cherish the accomplishment and return back to Gorekshep for breakfast. After some rest, you will start your trek down to Pheriche following the same route.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 10: Trek Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 6 hrs walk

Today you will walk down to Namche Bazaar which takes 6 hours walk. You will check-in at lodge. Spend your free time explore local market. Namche is the biggest local market in Everest region. Every Saturday you will see weekly market for best bargain price, local faces from neighboring villages. You can take advantage of the same to purchase mountain souvenirs, Yak cheese or other handcraft.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge. 

Day 11: Trek to Lukla (2860m) – 6 hrs walk

After breakfast at local lodge, start your trek with trekking crew to Lukla. Check-in at lodge. Rest of the day is free on own per personal activities.

Accommodation will be at Local Lodge. Meals included today are breakfast, lunch en-route & dinner at lodge.

Day 12: Fly Lukla/Kathmandu

Your guide will escort to you till Kathmandu however you need to see off other trek members. You will take back flight to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel.

Additional Note: For permit issuance and trek briefing, you need to arrive in Kathmandu 2 days prior to flight (Except Public Holidays/Saturdays in between). Further we recommend you to keep additional 1 night buffer before your international flight connection day after trek. Flights to Lukla are weather dependable. The services offers is excluding services like hotels, sightseeing etc in Kathmandu.

Best Deals Available

Services Includes:-

  • Round-trip airfare (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu) airfare and airport taxes as applicable
  • 11 nights/12 days Everest Base Camp Trek using Local Lodges/Tea Houses
  • All meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) at Lodges
  • Domestic Airport transfers in Kathmandu
  • An English speaking professional trekking escort guide from Kathmandu for EBC trek (for 1 person travelling alone will be porter guide from Kathmandu)
  • Necessary porter 12 days trek (2 Clients = 1 Porter)
  • Everest National Park fee as applicable
  • Trekking permit fee (TIMS fee) as applicable
  • Insurance to support staff (trekking crew)
  • Government taxes as applicable

Services Excludes:-

  • Accommodation, Sightseeing & any arrangements in Kathmandu
  • Beverages and other extra arrangements during trek
  • Tips and gratitude for trekking crew (Recommended)
  • Rescue charges or Insurance for guests
  • Extra arrangements due to flight cancellation, delay or any beyond our control
Name of the client Travel Date Nationality Service Rating*
Mark Hsu 13 Sep 2010 China Excellent
Shalu Lamba 8 Sep 2011 India Excellent
Jacqui Rehman 25 Oct 2011 Australia Excellent
Richard Wales 01 Mar 2013 UK Excellent
Kelly Clark 09 Apr 2014 USA Excellent
Holly Walker 12 Oct 2015 Belgium Excellent
Peter Richard 18 Mar 2016 UK Excellent
Shanti Valentino 20 Apr 2016 Italian Excellent