“The Himalayas are a treasure trove of natural landscapes teeming with unparalleled beauty; villages where you’ll find the friendliest people you’re ever likely to meet and the highest mountains on the planet. Join Alpine Ramble Treks to discover the grandeur of the EBC Hike for yourself. The Khumbu is calling—will you answer?”
12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal Brief Highlights
- Experience a dramatic mountain flight with magical views of the Himalayas
- Spend 12 days acquainting yourself with the traditions and culture of the Sherpa people
- Cross high-altitude suspension bridges draped in colorful Buddhist prayer flags
- Climb to the viewpoint of Kala Patthar, where mountains like Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse are close enough to touch
- Follow in the footsteps of world-renowned mountaineers to reach the base of the world’s tallest mountain
- Trek with a friendly and experienced local guide to learn more about the beautiful Khumbu region
Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Das Overview
Prepare yourself for the hiking adventure of a lifetime! It all starts with an awe-inspiring scenic mountain flight to the tiny airport in Lukla, and it culminates with your arrival at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain. But in between, you’ll find peaceful Sherpa villages, colorful Buddhist monasteries, twinkling glacial rivers, and quiet wooded valleys steeped in mysterious wreaths of fog.
From the moment your feet hit the trail, you’ll know just how special the Everest Base Camp Trek really is. Alpine Ramble Treks has prepared this 12-day itinerary for travelers who want to see the very best that Nepal has to offer, and traveling with us is the best way to ensure that your trek is a resounding success.
Don’t miss your chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most storied adventurers. Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary, and George Mallory are just a few of the climbers who have become household names across the world.
Their exploits on the mighty Everest have inspired trekkers from every country to see the mountain for themselves—and you could be the next to answer the call. After all, this is one of the most captivating journeys on the planet: a classic hiking trail that passes through welcoming Sherpa villages to reach high-altitude vantage points in the heart of the Himalayas.
And while this is a fairly challenging trek, no climbing skills are required, and your professional guides from Alpine Ramble Treks will help you to reach Everest Base Camp safely at your own pace.
Our 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek will bring you face-to-face with the highlights of the Khumbu region: the busy trading town of Namche Bazaar, the ancient monastery at Tengboche, the jaw-dropping wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park, and the soaring summits of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
This is nothing short of a life-changing journey, and we recommend spending as much time as you can on the trail. But that doesn’t mean that the EBC is only for travelers with weeks to spare. Alpine Ramble Treks also offers shorter alternative itineraries, such as our eight-day trek or our seven-day trek.
Whichever itinerary you choose, rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will happily customize your trip to match your needs—and we’ll always take care of accommodations, trekking permits, meals, and other necessary travel arrangements. When you’re ready to get started, get in touch with us via Whatsapp at +977 9851175531.
Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trip 12 Days
Weather in the Himalayas is variable, and the best trekking seasons are usually determined by the arrival of the summer monsoon. In order to avoid the wettest conditions, many hikers travel during the spring, which occurs from February to March. This is the time of year when wildflowers are in bloom and temperatures are at their most comfortable.
Other trekkers might prefer to undertake the Everest Base Camp Hike during the autumn season, between September and November. This is perhaps the best time of year for crisp days and clear mountain views. Of course, winter treks are also possible; while temperatures can be cold and trails can be packed with snow, there is an undeniable appeal to enjoying Everest Trekking without a crowd.
We typically recommend against hiking the EBC trek during summer. If your schedule only allows you to visit Nepal during the summer, Alpine Ramble Treks will be happy to arrange a proper Himalayan adventure on one of our many alternate routes.
Please note: On rare occasions, domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla may be delayed or canceled due to weather conditions. This can happen during any time of the year, and you can rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will work with you to make any possible alternative arrangements to minimize the interruption to your holiday.
Hike to Kalapathar during the EBC Trek 12 days itinerary
Our outstanding Everest base camp 12 days trip itinerary includes a beautiful small mountain known as Kalapathar located at an altitude of 5545 meters above sea level, is one of the most beautiful places to enjoy the views of the mighty Himalayas range of the entire Everest region. The view from the top of Kalapathar Hill is truly overwhelming, immersing in the 360-degree panoramic views of the Himalayas including the whole shape of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Khumbuche, and so on.
Everest Base Camp Hike -12 Days Difficulty Level
While prior trekking experience is not a prerequisite for our EBC Trek package, this is a moderately difficult hiking trail with a maximum elevation of more than 5,500 meters. You’ll be walking for six or seven hours each day, and the trail ascends and descends as it winds through countless side valleys and high-altitude Mountain passes.
For these reasons, you should be in good health and have physical fitness before embarking on this trek. Walking, running, and other forms of cardiovascular exercise are great ways to prepare for the opportunity to cross Mt. Everest from your bucket list.
An expert guide from Alpine Ramble Treks will also be assigned to watch over you, monitor your progress and condition, and shepherd you safely all the way from Luka to Everest Base Camp—and back again.
If the 12-day EBC trek isn’t quite what you’re looking for, Alpine Ramble Treks has plenty of alternatives here in Khumbu. Consider our Everest Gokyo Lake Trek – 10 Days package or our eight-Day Everest Base Camp Hiking Itinerary.
For those of us who are traveling short on time, Alpine Ramble Treks (ART) also organizes the finest short EBC Trek that can be completed in one week from Kathmandu.
And if you’re only here on a brief visit, you can still enjoy the splendor of the world’s tallest mountain by booking our Everest Helicopter Tour or Scenic Everest Flight. With convenient departures from Kathmandu, these day trips are a fantastic way to get up close and personal with Mt. Everest when you’re short on time.
Additional Benefits of this 12-Day EBC Trek with Alpine Ramble Treks
- Free guided Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour (Swoyembu, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath temple).
- Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
- Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
- Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!
- Free luggage storage access in KTM
- Prearranged trekking permits, accommodations, transportation, and round-trip flight tickets between Kathmandu and Lukla.
- Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided while staying at trekking lodges or teahouses along the EBC trek
- Medical kits including Diamox for high altitude sickness prevention.
- Highly Flexible date and itinerary of this trekking program with no associated fee.
- Emergency rescue by helicopter in the worst-case scenario consulting with your respective travel insurance.
Please note: The trekking times indicated Below are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the short Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace. We also recommend arriving in Kathmandu at least one day before your scheduled itinerary begins; this will allow you to meet with our trekking team in advance to learn more about your planned activities. Staying in Kathmandu for an extra day or two at the end of the itinerary will also provide you with a more flexible schedule in the event that mountain flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are delayed due to weather.