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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Duration Trip Duration
12 days
Group Size Group Size
Min 1 - 20 people
Maximum Altitude Max. Altitude
Trip Difficulty Difficulty
Activities Activities
  • Trekking
  • Hiking
Best Season Best Season
  • Sep – Dec
  • Mar – may
Calendar Accommodation
  • 11 Nights Guesthouse
Calendar Meals
  • 12 Breakfast
  • 11 Lunch
  • 11 Dinner
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Highlights of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days offers a view of Khumbu Ice Glacier.
  • Near view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru and other mountain peaks from Phakding.
  • Exploring the beautiful Namche Bazaar and Everest Viewpoint Hotel.
  • Spotting endangered animals and birds in the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • A common view of ancient Buddhist monasteries, agricultural farms, and the generous hospitality of the Sherpa community.
  • The sight of beautiful sunrise over the silver mountains from the top of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.

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Overview of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trek  is the most popular and classic expedition chosen by adventurous lovers. The route to the Everest region is a famous and popular option for people thinking to spend their holiday trekking. Not only in Nepal the Everest Base Camp trekking is considered the world’s famous trekking route.

The trek route is applicable for people with no trekking experience to professional adventure seekers. Everest Base Camp’s 12 Days trek package is perfect for those who do not have enough time but want to view Mt.Everest from close.

The path is filled with the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal. Along with this package see if you want to spend more time with more quality views then,  join the Everest base camp for 17 days where you can have a luxury and tour with full accomplishment.

While following the route to Everest it will be mostly one side of Cho La Pass following almost half of the route of Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass trekking.

The Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trek will give you an amazing lifetime experience in the Himalayas region. On the way, you can easily enjoy the view of ancient Buddhist monasteries, stone-paved uphill trails and passes, and of course the uncountable numbers of Himalayan peaks.

The most exciting place will be the top of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp because from the top you will have breathtaking views of all the peaks of the Everest/ Khumbu region. While taking the route to Everest Base Camp, the very close view of the silver mountains will be normal. Through the journey, you may feel attached to the heart of the Himalayan snowy mountains.

You will be amazed by the sight of mountains including the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest [8848 M] Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Bancharo Peak, Pasang Lhamu Peak, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Kangtega, Mt. Tabuche and much more.

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Along with the view of mountains but we will also be exploring beautiful Rhododendron and Pine tree forest, beautiful waterfalls, endangered animals, and much more.

On the way, we will be entering Everest Base Camp through the gateway of UNESCO’s world heritage site – Everest (Sagarmatha) National Park. The path is full of exciting adventures. The prepared route for this trek is planned by our very experienced guides. If you have any confusion regarding the prepared route or alternative route, please feel free to contact us without any hesitation.


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Short/Detail Itinerary of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

DayModeRoute ItineraryElev.(m)DurationOvernightIncluded
01Fly/trekkathmandu - Lukla - Phakding2,860/2,610 40m/3 hrsLodgeB L D
02TrekPhakding to Namche Bazar3,440 6/7 hrsLodgeB L D
03TrekTrek - Everest View Hotel - Kyanjuma3,962 4/5 hrsLodgeB L D
04TrekTrek - Tengboche - Pangboche3,985 5/6 hrsLodgeB L D
05TrekPangboche - Dingboche4,410 3/4 hrsLodgeB L D
06Rest/hikeHike - Nagarjuna View point -Dingboche5,000/4,410 4/5 hrsLodgeB L D
07TrekDingboche - Thukla - Lobuche4,910 5/6 hrsLodgeB L D
08TrekTrek - Gorakshep - Everest BC - Gorakshep5,364/5,164 8/9 hrsLodgeB L D
09TrekTrek - Kalapatthar - Gorakshep - Pheriche5,545/4,371 7/8 hrsLodgeB L D
10TrekPheriche - Namche Bazar3,440 7/8 hrsLodgeB L D
11TrekNamche Bazar - Lukla2,860 6/7 hrsLodgeB L D
12FlightLukla - kathmandu via flight1,300 40 minute------Breakfast
Note: B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner

Detail Itinerary

We will catch an early morning flight to Lukla. Lukla is our first step towards Khumbu/ Everest region. Once we reach Lukla, we have Breakfast as arranged by our guide, we will have our breakfast in the tea house lodge in Lukla. Now the journey to Everest Base Camp starts. For today, our destination will be Phakding.

The way to Phakding is a little down and easy. The time is also less to reach Phakding. You will see the local Sherpa villages along with their typical stone wall and potato farms. Ancient Buddhist monasteries are common as we will be seeing them from time to time. From Phakding you can have a clear view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru.

From Phakding we will move to a very beautiful village in the Everest region – Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the main center for trading in the Everest region. The town is modern and filled with facilities like ATM’s, shops, markets, internet cafes, and government offices.

We will be crossing and recrossing Dudh Koshi river over the famous Hillary bridge and many other high suspension bridges. Just after passing Monjo village, we will be right in front of the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. there you have to show your trekking permit to be approved by the authority to move forward. The world heritage site actively works for the development of the surroundings of the Himalayas along with the conservation and protection of endangered species and vegetation.

Moving on the way you will have your very first view of Mt. Everest [8848 M] on a clear day. On the route, you will have the sight of mountains like Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Lhotse, Tawache, etc. After a long uphill trail, you will a view of the beautiful Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Today the full is for short and acclimatizing your body. After Breakfast we start our short journey t to Everest View Point Hotel is famous in this area for the sight it offers. From the top of Viewpoint, you can enjoy the magnificent view of mountains including the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru & Amadablam.

Then We may have a short visit to Khumjung Village and trek down to Kyanjuma for sleep. This Small Village offers beautiful views of Mt, Everest, Lhotse, Amadblam, and Thamserku.

After breakfast, we will set our trail towards Pangboche. But at the first, the trail goes down to the river and crosses the suspension bridge and start-up up Tengboche. Tengboche is famous because of its ancient Buddhist monastery. We will have lunch in this village and visit Monastery for some photos and meet monks etc.

From Tengboche, you will see a marvelous view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, etc. After lunch, we continue our trek to Pangboche for about 2 hours. We see another village Debuche in a little down settlement.

Still continue to cross the river and walk another side of the land, able to see Himalayan Thar, Jharal, and Ghoral animals. Pangboche is a famous Settlement of Sherpas, it is a beautiful village also can see Mt, Everest, and Amadablam from this village.

Dingboche is commonly known as the gateway to Island Peak. Island Peak is another famous trekking site available in the Everest region. Dingboche is surrounded by hills all around so Dingboche is actually a nice valley to be at.

We will reach Dingboche after trekking for 3-4 hours. In Dingboche, you can find a number of lodges leveling from normal to standard rooms. We will spend our night in Dingboche. rest of the time you may scroll around Village.


The full-day is prepared to take a rest and acclimatize your body to a high altitude. You can stroll around the valley to spend your idle time or you can Hike to Nagarjuna viewpoint (5000m). And see the beautiful and huge mountain in Close distance. It takes 3-4 hours of the walk-in total.

After breakfast, We start our day 7 journey to Lobuche. We walk in a gradual way to Thukla wan the way we are able to see yak pasture and beautiful grassland. And view of white mountains.

After 3 hours we arrive at Thukla and lunch if you starving. Before Thukla we cross the Khumbu River which is come from the Khumbu glacier. After rest here, we follow ascend to Thukla pass where can see graveyards of dead in Everest Climbing. From here 1 hour to Lobuche. Overnight in Lodge.

The air will be thin and altitude starts to increase inch by inch. The path is now gradual. We will have to walk on the moraines of the Glacier in the Khumbu region. We cross some glaciers as well near Gorakshep. When we arrive at Gorakshep after a 3-4 hours walk we take lunch here and leave our Bag pack in Lodge and start walking toward Everest Base camp.

It takes 2-3 hours to reach EBC. We have a beautiful view of the mountains and Khumbu Glacier, also the peak of Mt. Everest on the way. But From base camp cannot see Everest. It is shy behind another mountain. After our stay and photo we back to Gorakshep to sleep in our lodge.

In the morning we will move to Kalapatthar for the breathtaking sights of the silver mountains. The reason behind the name Kalapatthar is that there are only black stones present rather than snow. From the top of Kalapatthar, you can see the mesmerizing view of the sun rising over the mountains of the Khumbu region.

The look of Everest looks imaginative from here as there are many mountains along the way of it. You can See Massive Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Amadablam, Cholatse, and many More with the Khumbu glacier. After we have our moment in Kalapatthar we will start our way back to Gorakshep for breakfast and pack the things.

We start walking back the same way we went on till Thukla and from here we take another trail to Pheriche. The path is down all the way to Pheriche. Is he plain place lie along the Khumbu River, there is Hospital, Himalayan Rescue Association, and some beautiful Guesthouses as well. We will stop here for the night.

After having our stay at Pheriche, today we will make our way towards Namche Bazaar. We will have our breakfast early in the morning and start our journey. We will follow back the same trails of the Dudh Koshi river. When we reach Pangboche, Tengboche we will still be surrounded by beautiful mountain views. We will then continue our walk to Namche for a night’s stay. One the way we will have Lunch.

Today will be your final day in the mountains. We will follow the same path we took on our very first and second-day journey. For the one last time, you will be saying farewell to all those mountains and Sherpa communities. Once you Lukla, Your guide will make the necessary arrangements for your stay and air ticket back to Kathmandu. Today will also, be your last day with your crews so show gratitude toward them.

We will catch an early flight back to Kathmandu. Then you will be transferred to your respective hotel.


What's included
  • Air Ticket of Kathmandu to Lukla and return from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Includes all the domestic airfare taxes.
  • Sagarmatha national park entrance Permit fees
  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance Fees
  • Trekkers Information management System Fees
  • 3 meals a day ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/main course) during Trekking
  • Accommodation in lodge during trekking (11 nights)
  • Well trained English Speaking guide for trekking his all expenses and insurance
  • Strong Sherpa porters ( 1 porter will sharing two trekkers) his food, salary, Insurance.
  • For groups over 6 people – assistant guide his all expenses and insurance
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket use in trekking
  • Duffle bag to use in trekking
  • Free Ambition Himalaya t-shirt
  • Achievement Certificate from Our Agency with signature of Director and your personal guide
  • First aid kit with guide
  • Oximeter to monitor your Oxygen and pulse level during your trekking in hight mountain. it is really help for for aware for Hight altitude Sickness
  • Taxes, paper works, and company service charges for the trek.
  • Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before the trek
  • Worst case rescue and medical evacuation arrangements
Optional Addons

(Available addons on extra cost)

  • Any Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Any extra tour in kathmandu and or extra activites
What is excluded
  • Travel, emergency rescue charge and insurance.
  • Extra food, hot and cold drinks , tea – coffee, hot showers etc.
  • Telephone bills, laundry charges, shower fees are excluded.
  • Wi-fi, Battery charging bill during the trek are off the package.
  • Activities not mentioned in itinerary.
  • Hotel and any activities in Kathmandu.
  • Extra costs caused by natural disaster, flight delay, early arrival etc.
  • Extra incentives such as tips, gift, gratitude for the guide and Porters
  • Any benefits not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless indicated on booking of the trekking

Important Note:

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the journey begins, is normally trustworthy, but if the weather is poor, all flights for the day will be delayed or canceled. We will try to get you on a hired helicopter (depends on your interest )if the flight is cancelled, but you will be liable for the additional fees, which can range from $300 to $600 or more depending on the number of passengers on the Helicopter.

Some itineraries include an extra day in the trek as a buffer in case of delays, while others do not. However, because flights can sometimes be delayed for many days, we recommend that you add a couple of extra days to the end of your trip in case of any delays. Extra days should always be added at the conclusion of the journey rather than the beginning.

Special Information for Lukla Flight

Some of the Peak travel Season The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal may run flights from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to  Ramechhap Airport in an effort to relieve congestion at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. In this circumstance, any affected departures you will have to get up early on Day 01 drive to the 135 kilometers (about 4-5-hours) from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport, and also return.Transfers in a private vehicle will be provided at no additional cost. We will provide you with the most up-to-date information about flights.

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Fitness level and health recommendations

12 days at Everest Base Camp You can reach Everest Base Camp by trekking, but you must first spend two days acclimatizing at Namche and Dingboche. We will ascend to Kala Patthar, which is 5,555 meters above sea level, where we will spend four nights.

We highly recommend this trip to everyone who can walk and is in good physical condition. This plan can be executed by anyone who is capable of general mountain trekking because you have 2 more nights of acclimatization planned. possess knowledge, are in good physical shape, and are physically fit. You must be able to hike for five to seven hours every day for 12 days.

Exercise and jog frequently for a few weeks prior to the trip will enhance your stamina and allow you to completely enjoy the trek. Trekkers with pre-existing conditions such as blood, heart, or lung disease should notify us or visit a doctor before making a reservation. How ever Ambition Himalaya  provides Experienced tour leaders who have undergone thorough first aid training, so you don’t need to be concerned. To check for altitude sickness, your oxygen level will be regularly checked throughout the day. We have also designed the routes to safeguard everyone from altitude sickness.

The only way to treat someone in your group who has severe altitude sickness symptoms is to descend right away. So we assess the situation and offer advice on how to settle down or rest.

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