12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Apr 25, 2020
  • Dil Gurung

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Are you an adventurous person who likes to explore the world’s most charming and tallest mountain in the Himalayas ranges? 

If yes, here is the best option for you to visit once in a lifetime, a journey to Everest base camp the highest mountain in the world. Perhaps, everyone in this world knows Mt. Everest (8,848 m) is the highest mountain in the world lies in the northern part of Nepal. 

And it’s a not about to climb up to submit it’s just an amazing hike up to the Everest base camp where almost every people have a dream to accomplish it before they die because it’s a destination where of course, people would like to reach in a lifetime. 

The Everest Base camp trek itself an amazing which offers a wide range of fantastic mountain vistas including the Mt Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cholatse, Twaboche, Makalu, Island Peak, and many others amazing surrounding snowy caves, Whoever, Everest base camp trek became one of the most popular trekking destinations after completed climbing by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. Now, it’s nominated as one of the top ten travel destinations in the world.

Eventually, there are two major trekking seasons for a trek to Everest Base Camp 
1 autumn (October – November)
2 springs (April –May) 

Everest base camp trek Highlights

•    Magnificent Giant Mountain views of whole Everest region
•    Everest base camp (5364 m) the roof of the world
•    An experience that takes you on a joy ride into the wilderness with the beauty of nature that shines back to you
•    Explore the unique culture, the tradition, and lifestyle of the local Sherpa people
•    The hospitality of the mountain people and their costume
•    Visit the old and ancients Buddhist monasteries in Tengboche and Namche Bazaar 
•    Aspect the Flora and the faun, Chortens, monasteries, prayer flags, wild animals, and waterfall.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary – 12 days

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Altitude 2810m- walking hours (4/5 hrs)

Today you have a scenic flight (35min) from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trek starts from Lukla by following the downhill stroll and Dudh Koshi River, passing through the Sherpa villages of Chhupulung, Ghat, and then reaches Phakding. The trail offers some majestic and alluring views mountains and beautiful landscapes where you will see Tibetan words carved in rocks and multi-color Buddhist flags are hanging around the mani walls it makes the trek more exciting, During the trek to Phakding, you will pass through the suspension bridges, green landscapes, view of surrounding of snowy caves.  After 4 hours walk, you will make to Phakding where you stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Altitude: 3,450m/11,315ft – walking hours (5/ 6hrs)

Today, you have almost 12 km from Phakding to Namche Bazar which will take about 4/5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar the capital of Sherpa people. The journey will start after having the breakfast at your hotel and passing through the lush pine forest crossing the Dudkosi River, after 2 hours walk you will enter the Manjo Village where you have to check your TIMS and Permit cards at entrance office and after trip 20 minutes walk to Jorsale village for the lunch stop. Jorsale is the last village before you reach Namche. Further than Jorsale, then a short walk brings you to the deep and short, Hillary Bridge which is well known as the twin bridge of the Everest region. After crossing the bridge, the trial constantly we follow steep uphill for about another 2 hours climb to arrive at the center point  Khumbu region, Overnight stay at the local tea house.

Day 03: Rest and acclimatization day.

Everest View Hike: 3800m- walking distance: 2hours

Today you’ll have an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar after 2 days trek from Lukla, you can be seen a spectacular mountain vistas of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Thamserku, Kwangde, Khandala, gorgeous Ama Dablam from Namche, However, the acclimatization day will let you hike up to the Syangboche airport (The highest airport in the world) and Everest view Lodge which takes around 2 hours from Namche Bazaar. As soon as you reach Everest view lodge you will witness the mountain views of Mt. Everest with the great panorama of Khumbu Himalayas range, and return to Namche and enjoy your evening at Namche Bazaar with free Everest Movie at Liquid Bar. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 04: Namche to Tengboche

Altitude: 3,860m/12,677ft– walking hours (5/ 6hrs)

Today you’ll trek along the high way of Everest (one man’s contribution to trekkers and local) this section of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous ascent along with the rhododendron forests through the Phunki Thanga, across the Imja Khola River and up to Tengboche monastery. Upon reaching Tengboche, we visit Tengboche Monastery- This is one of the spiritual vital carrying Buddhist monasteries in Khumbu region in the views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks, etc, stay overnight at Tengboche.

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche 4,410m/14,485ft- 4/5hrs.

Altitude: 4410m/14,485ft– walking hours (5/ 6hrs)

Your destination of today is Dingbuche, Dingboche is a small Sherpa village which is surrounded by beautiful mountains, the place is well known as an acclimatization point different general trekking and climbing en routes, it’s a gateway of Khumbu trekking peaks where you could prepare for climbing to the Island peak, Ama- Dablam and Kongma- La Pass, these are the most charming and popular trekking peaks of Everest region.  The path from Tengboche to Dingboche is commonly uphill. We pass several Chortens, Mani-stone walls, small villages, and marvel at one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, Ama-Dablam. After lunch at Somare, the trail leads north face of Ama Dablam, into the Imja Khola Valley. We cross the Lobuche River and hike up to Dingboche for a well-earned rest. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Acclimatization Day

Today you have another day for acclimatization at Dingboche before you climb higher up to Everest Basecamp, physically; you need to have adopted with a high elevation and thin air before you go to cross the height above five thousand meters from sea level. Today you will not spend the day by sleeping at the hotel you will have short acclimatization walk up the ridge above the Dingbuche for about 2/3 hundred meters away from the hotel, once you started climbing you will be able to see enjoy the stunning Lhotse face, Nuptse, Island peak, Cho Oyu, Makalu (6th highest mountains in the world) and many other admiring surrounding snowy caves, and the village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley and potatoes from the cold wind. Stay overnight at lodge

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche 4,910m/16,105ft- 4hrs.

Altitude: 4910m/16,105ft– walking hours (4/5hrs)

The trek to Labuche will be an exciting one today after spending 2 days at Dingboche, as you climb slowly up to Labuche you will be able to see the surprising view 360 degrees mountain views while ascending your day. The trail leads the steep climb up to the ridge at top Chukpo Lari where we have heart poignant line of memorials in tribute to the climbers who have died on Mt. Everest expeditions since starting. Instantly the short gradual-up walk brings you at Lobuche and you have a glimpse of the border Himalayas, Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Lobuche to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp and back to 5,185m/17010ft- 4hrs.

Altitude: 5364m/17,105ft– walking hours (5/6hrs)

Today is the most exciting and long-awaited day. Leaving from Lobuche the trail leads flat meadow for while then following the Khumbu Glacier northwards and short climbing up. Then the trail climbs onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Gorak Shep. The path provides the superb view of massive Khumbu Glacier and trans-Himalayas. Upon our arrival at Gorak Shep check in the room then after lunch we walk to Everest Base Camp. The trail continues on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and path often changes on the season because of the melting of the glacier. Once we reach Base Camp, we take a photograph then retracing to Gorakshep. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09: 2 hours Hike from Gorakshep to Kalapather 5,545m/18,187ft – Pheriche 4,250m/13,940ft- 5hrs.

Wake up early morning today then 2hrs climbing-up brings you at Kalapathar on the bottom of Mt. Pumori. From Kalapathar we see the sunrise on the majestic Himalayas in 360º degree including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lola, Khumbutse, Ama Table, Tabuchi, Cholatse, Thamserku and numerous other peaks with the excellent views of Everest Base camp and Khumbu glacier. Then have a breakfast after that continue to walk through the moraine of Khumbu glacier and passing Lobuche, you descend back down beautiful valley to Pheritse, Overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Pheriche to Namche 3,450/11,315 ft 6hrs.

Altitude: 3450m/11,315ft– walking hours (5/6hrs)

The trail leads descending passes through the beautiful Sherpa villages and we get the bank into Dudkosi River then after cross the river trail goes into the forest via Dingboche after that climbing up to Tengboche. Then descending through the rhododendron forest cross the river continues to walk up to Kanjuma then easy walk with great views of Ama Table to Namche Bazaar, Overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Namche to Lukla 2,850m/9,350ft- 6hrs.

Altitude: 2850m/9,350ft– walking hours (about 6hrs)

Today the trail descends the steep section back to the same way as we crossed Jorsalle, Manjo, Benkar, Phakding, and other small villages on the way. Enjoy walking with several suspension bring over Dhud Koshi river. is the time to celebrate and to reflect on an incredible experience, described by most as, “unbelievable,” “life-changing,” “unimaginable,” “quantum shift in consciousness,” “should be on everyone’s bucket list,” etc, 

Day 12: Fly Lukla/Kathmandu 35minutes.

Today you have the scenic flight back to Kathmandu, Upon arrival at Kathmandu then our driver will take you to the hotel, now time to have a good rest and shopping for family and friends. Also in the evening, our company will give you a farewell dinner at the restaurant with traditional shows, overnight at the hotel.

Don’t let go of this golden opportunity to trek to the Everest base camp (top of the world), For more information about the Everest Base Camp please contact us 

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