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Everest base camp trek 12 Days starts from the stunning flight of Lukla. The Everest base camp trekking 12 days let’s you reach the base of the tallest mountain on Earth which offers spectacular scenery. Everest base camp trek is not only to see the highest mountains but to trek through the one of the most stunning trek trails. The trekking offers you the gorgeous view of the Khumbu Himalayan range, beauty of the everest national parks, the diversified landscape and unique culture of the Sherpa community of the Khumbu Region. With Everest there are some other peaks which are above 8000 Meter Like Mt Makalu, Mt Cho you, Mt Lhotse are the other mountains that you can see while doing the 12 days Everest base camp trekking. The trek is quite challenging as it starts from 2800 meters and reaches 5,645 Meters to the kalapathar.
Other than Mt Everest there are many things to see on Everest base camp trek. Everest base camp trek offers the spectacular view of the Khumbu Himalayan Range. On the way to Everest base camp and from Kala Patthar you can see the stunning views of the mountains, including Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Kangtega, Mt Nuptse, Mt Thamserku, Mt Kusum Kanguru, Mt Pumori, Mt Lhotse, Lobuche Peak, Island Peak, Mt Makalu and, of course, the breathtaking view of the Mt Everest. The stunning flights to Lukla also offer you the spectacular view of the mountain Range Like Langtang and Gaurishanker too. Sherpa culture and sherpa traditions are other things you will see while on Everest base camp trek. Trekkers trek inside the Sagarmatha National Park which is UNESCO world heritage sites. Diversified landscapes, high glaciers, waterfalls and Sherpa people and their culture are things to see.
In general the Everest base camp trek is 12 days is 14 Days travel program but it excludes 1 day to arrival and 1 day to departure. Most of the travel company says it is 14 Days which also include your arrival day and departure day. During trek duration you have 1 day for acclimatization in Namche. If you want to more acclimatization day then you have to extend your trek duration which is also possible please go to booking Mention all the things that you want to we will customize your itinerary perfectly
|1||Your Destination||Kathmandu||1350 M, 4430 FT.||Your time|
|2||Kathmandu||Phakding||2,651M/8,700 FT||4 Hours|
|3||Phakding||Namche Bazaar||3,438M/11,280 FT||6 Hours|
|4||Namche Bazaar||Namche Bazaar||3,438M/11,280 FT||Whole Day|
|5||Namche Bazaar||Tengboche||3,870M/12,694 FT||6 Hours|
|6||Tengboche||Dingboche||4,360M/14,300 FT||5 Hours|
|7||Dingboche||Dingboche||4,360M/14,300 FT||Whole Day|
|8||Dingboche||Lobuche||4940 M/16,207 FT||7 Hours|
|9||Lobuche||Gorak Shep||5,170M/16,961 FT||7 Hours|
|10||Gorakshep-Kalapattar||Pherice||5,545M/18,192 FT, 4,288M/14,070FT||8 Hours|
|11||Pherice||Namche Bazaar||3,440M/11,280 FT||7 Hours|
|12||Namche Bazaar||Lukla||5,545M/18,192 FT, 4,288M/14,070FT||8 Hours|
|13||Lukla||Fly to Kathmandu||1350 M, 4430 FT.||40 Minutes|
Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, me and my team will pick us you from the airport and take you to hotel. When we are at hotel there we will discuss about the trip and mange the insufficient trekking stuff/gears for the trekking and settlement the other trip things.
On the time of 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), you will enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world from where you can see the tall Himalayan range. When we reach Lukla the your trek begins, you will meet your other trip members helpers who will carry your trekking stuff.
From lukla you start your trekking. At first we go gradully descent to Cheplung village then gradually descend until we reach Phakding and stay at phakding
At the beginning of day you will walk through a beautiful pine forest, you will follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar then cross Dudh Koshi River and reach at Monjo, the entrance place to Everest National Park. From there you will cross the long suspension bridge to reach at jorsale, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3,440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
There are many things to do around Namche Bazaar, and we can spend a day here to acclimatization. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Today you would hike to Syangeboche or Sengboche Hill station is an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche Hill. We go up to Khhumjung monastery (one of the biggest sherpa inhabitants) passing over Syangeboche hill station. While you are hiking through Syangeboche hill station, you will have an excellent view of Mount Everest, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Thamserku, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Tawche, Mount Kwangde and so on from here.
This segment of the trek includes the steep cliff dropping down the Dudh Kosi river and ascent along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. While descending to Dudh Kish River, we enjoy the views of mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. After we to reach to Tengboche, we visit Tengboche monastery-the largest monastery in the region.
At first today you go descent down through forests filled with a variety of lush trees – birch, conifers and rhododendrons. This walk again offers us with superb views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The picturesque trail dips down to Devuche, crosses the suspension bridge of Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The trek moves ahead towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and ultimately begins climbing up to Dingboche. At Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche.
Today, is your acclimatization day to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Nagarjuna peak located at an altitude on 16,000 ft for better acclimatization and as well as to get almost the best view of Khumbu Himalayan range and peak like Valley for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam. It’s not tough hiking but as the trail is gently accented than it takes a longer time to get the summit. Hike to Chhukung village is optional, it also provides a majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we return to our lodge at Dingboche and take rest.
We start the day with a gradual climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. From here we climb steeply to Chupki Lhara where we find an array of stones with prayer flags. Along the journey, you will have eye-catching views of Mount Tawache, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Pokalde (5741m), Mount Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Mount Nuptse.
After breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. The journey today is the most rewarding section of the complete Everest base camp trek. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high altitude. You would pass through rocky dunes, moraine and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. From here you would see Nuptse, Khumbuste, Pumori and many more mountains. then you will back to Gorakshep.
We prepare for an early morning departure in the dark where temperatures are (-10 to -14 C) and moreover, there is always the potential of cold winds. Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar which is recognized as a mountain black stone located at an altitude of 5,545m / 18,132 ft, one of our highest points of the whole journey. You can see 360 degree up-close and formidable views of Mt. Everest. Kalapatthar or Kala Pattar is a famous hill station to view sunrise/sunset on Everest Himalayan range. As you are here, you can see an amazing view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more mountains. You can take photograph and enjoy the view then we descend down to Gorekshep and have breakfast there and go down to Pheriche (4,243m.)
Now your trail always goes decently down through rocky terrain.During the trek route, you would see rhododendron forest. During the trek, you would pass Tengboche where there is the famous and oldest monastery of this region. You go still descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) on this time you would pass several tiny villages.
Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation
The trail descends continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu we help you to look around Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Service Included: Breakfast, Transportation and Accommodation
Well another question that trekker has is how difficult is Everest base camp trek?
Let me explain you something The difficulty of Everest base camp depends upon various factors such as
altitude, Number of trekking days, number of trekking hours as well as the season that you do your trek.
There are various trekking routes in Nepal which of them are long as well as short. This Everest base camp trekking is two weeks long itinerary. This is Strenuous types of the trek.
Strenuous Trekking are difficult kind of trekking which needs steep climbing and some technical knowledge of walking in the ice as well. It requires prior trekking experience and strong physical fitness. It is the trekking above 4500m elevation and for the period of 15-25 days with 7-8 hours walk per day. An example is Everest base camp trekking.
Altitude is another big factor that matters on the difficulty of Everest base camp trek. Normally you start your trek from the elevation of 2800M from Lukla which is quite tough and you climb almost twice the height of Lukla. Each day you climb more than 200 Meter in an average. During the 14 days, you should do 2 days acclimatization rest for the betterment of your health as well as digest the height.
While you are determined that you would do Everest base camp trek you should know how much cost does it?
Well, Basically there are following cost incurred while you do Everest base camp trek
The cost of Everest trek includes the price of flights ticket to Lukla-Kathmandu-Lukla, Accommodation in trek and Kathmandu, food, gear, travel permits, insurance, cost of hiring a guide and porter as well as drinks expenses.
The flight cost to Lukla – Kathmandu – Lukla costs is 360$. If you go from Jiri to Everest Base Camp, you will save 1-way flight cost but it takes 7 more days to complete your trek.
For the accommodation is 45$ per day per person. which includes your food and accommodation as well as drinks for the single day.
Likewise, you need to get the two permits while you go to Everest trekking. EBC trek requires Sagarmatha National Park permit costs 33$. Besides that, you also need to get Rural municipality ticket which cost is.
To go to Everest base camp it needs guide as well as a porter. The basic salary of guides is 25$ per day which includes his salary as well as other expenses. Same like for the porter is 20$ per day.
So the Next question is about Everest base camp trek altitude by place-wise
Everest base camp is obviously higher that you think. and all the place where you stay for the overnight has also high elevation. for your better preparedness we have included the place height on table. The traditional everest base camp trek is start trek from Jiri. However Nowadays most of the trekkers start their trek from Lukla which is elevated at the height of 2800M from sea level. So it is quite tough for you to become better prepare here is the height of table
|Namche Bazaar||3438 m|
|Gorak Shep||5164 m|
|Everest Base Camp||5364 m|
|Kala Pathar||5545 m|
|Island Peak||6189 m|
Well! If you are going to do Everest base camp trek you must know something about guide and porter
You can bring guide and porter from lukla as well. This will relatively cheap to you as well as easy also. Guide and Porter Hire from Lukla is easy options to you. Instead of Booking full board packages if you decide take the partial service it is also good idea. However it is also quite challenging. you can not trust the people directly. So we advice to you take the guide porter from us. we are the responsible for them as well as we do also insurance of the guide and porter.
Trekking guide from lukla is also possible to take but they are not so good in English. If you bring the guide from Kathmandu would be good to you. Trekking guide will ensure your flights as well as help you to take you lukla as well. Everest base camp trekking guide Knows Proper walking hours, planning and acquaintances with the surrounding forests, hills, mountains, trails and local traditions.
|Guide, porter or porter guide||Cost|
There is a speech: “Nepal is for all season”; however, there are mainly two best high seasons to trek to Everest Base Camp, they are: Pre-monsoon (February, March, April, May) and Post-monsoon (September, October, November and December).have a look on this table.
|Mid-September, October, and November are Autumn Season||This is the best time to do trekking because in this time the field is full with crops, the forest is very green and there is no chance of rain. The weather is pretty good. it is neither warm nor cool|
|March, May is the second-best season of the year to do trekking||During this time the forest becomes very colorful because of rhododendron and magnolia flowers as well as very less chance of rain.|
|December, January, and February||the sky is clear but the weather is cold and there is a risk of hailstorm and snowfall.|
|June, July, August, and mid-September||This is Nepal´s hot and pre-monsoon season and it can get very warm indeed. This is still the best time to do this trek|
|May, June||this is Monsoon season and the least popular time to do trekking in Nepal. The risk of leeches, landslides, floods and so on.|
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