12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, a mind-blowing experience with an adventure of a lifetime an ideal adventure for visitors to Nepal with a short frame of time but keen interest to be high on Khumbu and at Everest Base Camp within twelve days duration.
An enjoyable and great walk in the Himalayan wilderness around the world’s highest areas with a fantastic time in the shadow of high towering Mt. Everest which towers high above 8,848 m and 29, 028 ft as our adventure leads you right at the foot of the giant peaks of Everest with a sweeping panorama of mountains and glaciers overlooking massive Khumbu Ice Falls.
Starts and ends this wonderful Twelve Days to Everest Base Camp trekking from Lukla after flying in
from Kathmandu and then heading straight away to reach our highlight and goal of the adventure at
12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek within twelve days of duration with time to enjoy local Sherpa culture and
Hospitality in the comfort of nice cozy lodges with rooms facing views of snow-capped peaks.
Walking past lovely villages and monasteries of Namche and Thyangboche beautiful areas within
enchanting forest to reach Everest base camp with grand views of mountains and glaciers and then over
high Kalapatthar top above 5,545 m with breathtaking views of Everest and nearby peaks.
After a glorious and mesmerizing adventure walking towards Lukla for scenic flights to land at
Kathmandu airport where our great memorable journey of a lifetime experience on Twelve Day to
Everest Base Camp trekking concludes with fond memories led by Nepal Base Camp Treks.
Trekking Mode: On Lodge on route trek
Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
Trekking Duration: 11 Nights & 12 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Highest altitude: On top Kalapatthar 5,545 m / 18,298 ft high.
Season: From all months of the year except monsoon times of July and August.
Our Brief Itinerary:
Day 01: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins flights) and trek to Monjo 2,860 m – 05 hrs.
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: At Namche Bazaar hike to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung, Khunde 3,880 m.
Day 04: Trek to Deoboche 3,760 m via Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.
Day 06: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and a short hike.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 06 hrs.
Day 09: Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m and walk to Pheriche 3,210 m – 05hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 07 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Morning flight to Lukla with views of Mt. Everest and arrays of peaks during 30 mins flight to
Lukla, where first day walk starts to reach overnight stop at Monjo village.
The walk is easier on the downhill path with short ups past several Sherpa villages and into coniferous
forest with tall rhododendron-pines and oak trees following Dudh-Kosi River and past Phakding
Today a long climb to reach Namche Bazaar, at first entering Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village, (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese and Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means ‘Great Mother’).
From here pleasant walk on river bed leading to a climb for few hours into forested areas with views of snow-capped peaks, as our walk reaches you at Namche Bazaar.
At Namche afternoon free to explore streets of Namche Bazaar full of shops, stores, and many good restaurants with bakeries, Namche holds Saturday Market once a week.
At Namche acclimatization day with a hike to Everest View Hotel above 3,880 m high offers tremendous views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse and Ama Dablam with other lesser peaks, walk leads to a climb to reach at Syangboche with a small old airstrip and runways.
From here walk is easier with a gradual climb up to Everest View Hotel, the first of its kind around Khumbu and Everest areas, built in early 1970’s using Syangboche airstrip to bring its clients and customers.
This nice deluxe hotel offers amazing views of Everest located within nice forested areas above Khumjung and Khunde village.
Options of a walk to Khumjung and Khunde villages located on a glacial valley beneath the holy peak Khumbila (patron god of Khumbu Sherpa), walk downhill to Khumjung visit its old monastery which treasures a scalp believed to of Yeti in a glass box.
From here walk to Khunde village on the same valley visit the only hospital of Khumbu region built by late Edmund Hillary Trust, after a pleasant walk returns back on the downhill trail to Namche Bazaar.
From Namche walk up to Namche ridge with excellent views of Everest, Ama-Dablam and other adjoining peaks, after a climbing walk leads on gradual and scenic winding path then on downhill to Imjatse River to reach at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon with uphill climb into tall rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.
After few hours of scenic climb reaching Thyangboche Monastery, enjoy marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kongde with magnificent
Mt. Ama Dablam, afternoon time to explore Thyangboche monastery of great interest and observing young monks and priest with prayer chanting that fills this beautiful environment.
Thyangboche surrounded with lovely green woods, holds an important colorful festival Mani-Rimdu every year in the month of October as per Buddhist Luna calendar.
With the visit of the monastery, a short walk downhill brings you to an isolated spot in Deoboche amidst woodland of rhododendron and pines tree lines.
Morning walks downhill to reach Imjatse River, crossing the bridge and then into an open country where tree lines fade, and then uphill to Pangboche village at 3,900 meters.
Pangboche last permanent village on route Everest Base Camp, Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue to walk with a short climb to Dingboche village for an overnight stop, located on scenic wide Imjatse valley with excellent views of Ama Dablam North Face with stunning Island Peak.
A free day at Dingboche, a beautiful spot for rest and acclimatization day where one take a short hike to hills for best views of Imjatse valley and series of peaks that surround this marvelous scenic spot.
After a nice and pleasant stop at Dingboche, morning walk leads to a short steep climb with excellent views of peaks and then walking on the gradual uphill trail to reach Thugla for lunch, where massive Khumbu glaciers melt into raging rivers.
Here path from Pheriche and Dingboche joins on route Everest Base Camp, after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, where you can see stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing on Mt. Everest, Lhotse or other high mountains. From here a nice walk to Lobuche for an overnight stop.
Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with a short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath the lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill.
The walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with the experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop.
Early morning climb on top Kalapatthar at 5,545 m, the highest point of the adventure with a fantastic panorama of mountains facing Mt. Everest at close distance.
After a great moment with excellent views descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue to walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Pheriche around the windy valley.
Walk leads on easy path with short climb and descend to Pangboche village and then on same route from Pangboche onward to reach scenic Thyangboche Monastery, allowing you with more time on this beautiful spot for more views, from Thyangboche walk downhill to a river with uphill for an hour, and then with nice pleasant walk back to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop.
From Namche, our last day walk of the adventure leads to a long descend on the same route towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance to reach at Monjo village, from here on the gentle gradual trail crossing bridges to reach Phakding.
From Phakding on the way to Lukla with few ups and downhill with a last and final climb of an hour to Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.
Morning transfer to Lukla air terminal for exciting flight to the city life of Kathmandu where our marvelous program of Twelve Days to Everest base camp trekking completes.