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Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days

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top of the everest, sunset view.
morning view from kalapattar,

Trip Facts

Duration : 12 Days Max-Altitude : 5545 Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to Aug Per Day Walking : 6/7 Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1300
2 Paxes $1200
2-4 Paxes $1180
4-6 Paxes $1160
6-10 Paxes $1140
10-15 Paxes $1100
15+Paxes $1100

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Overview

The Mount Everest Base Camp Trek: A 12-Day Adventure

The Mount Everest Base Camp Trek stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of adventure and the allure of reaching new heights—both literally and figuratively. This iconic trek is not just a physical journey; it’s a pilgrimage for those seeking to conquer the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, and immerse themselves in the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural tapestry that surrounds it. In this exploration of the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, we delve into the route, challenges, cultural experiences, and the unparalleled beauty that awaits intrepid trekkers.

Why Choose the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The 12-day Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, thoughtfully organized by Nepal Wilderness Trekking, with seasoned Sherpa guides and dedicated porters, offers an intimate experience for small groups of trekkers. Beyond the physical demands, this journey is about rejuvenating your soul amid the unmatched natural beauty of Nepal’s Khumbu region.

Year after year, adventurers flock to this area, as evidenced by the 6,328 visitors recorded by the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters. Along the route, you’ll traverse the homeland of the Sherpa people, immersing yourself in their unique culture. As you pass through Sherpa villages, explore monasteries and temples, and gaze upon breathtaking vistas, including Ama DablamAma Dablam Climb, Lhotse, and, of course, Mount Everest, you’ll find that the journey itself is the ultimate destination.

The Trek Route:

The journey to Mount Everest Base Camp typically begins in Lukla, a small town with a bustling airport considered one of the most dangerous in the world. From Lukla, trekkers follow the footsteps of legendary climbers, navigating through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and suspension bridges strung across deep ravines. The trail meanders alongside the Dudh Koshi River, providing stunning views of snow-capped peaks and the ever-present sound of flowing water. Gradually gaining altitude, trekkers pass through Namche Bazaar, the vibrant hub of the Khumbu region, where they acclimatize and immerse themselves in the local Sherpa culture.

Challenges Along the Way:

The Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is not for the faint of heart. The thin air, high altitudes, and unpredictable weather present a myriad of challenges. Altitude sickness is a constant concern, necessitating acclimatization stops to allow the body to adjust to the decreasing oxygen levels. Trekkers must be prepared for varying weather conditions, ranging from scorching sun to freezing temperatures and sudden snowstorms. The arduous ascent to Kala Patthar, a vantage point offering unparalleled views of Everest, demands both physical and mental endurance. Despite these challenges, the trek is a test of resilience, rewarding those who persevere with a profound sense of accomplishment.

Cultural Encounters:

One of the highlights of the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is the opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpa people. Trekkers pass through traditional villages adorned with prayer flags, stupas, and intricately carved mani stones. Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual haven perched on a hill, offers a glimpse into Sherpa Buddhism and commands panoramic views of Everest. The hospitality of the Sherpa people is legendary, and teahouses along the route provide warm shelter, hearty meals, and a chance to connect with the local community.

Flora and Fauna:

Beyond the cultural experiences, the trek showcases the diverse flora and fauna of the region. As trekkers ascend, the landscape transforms from lush rhododendron forests to alpine meadows and, eventually, to the stark beauty of the Himalayan highlands. Wildlife enthusiasts may spot Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and various species of pheasants along the trail. The Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to a unique ecosystem that adds an extra layer of fascination to the trek.

Reaching Everest Base Camp:

The pinnacle of the trek is, undoubtedly, the arrival at Everest Base Camp. Located at an altitude of 17,600 feet (5,364 meters), the camp serves as a staging point for climbers attempting to summit Everest. Trekkers stand in the shadow of the world’s highest peak, surrounded by a panorama of towering mountains. The Khumbu Icefall, an otherworldly maze of seracs and crevasses, is a mesmerizing sight. The sense of accomplishment is profound, and the camaraderie among fellow trekkers creates lasting memories.

Kala Patthar: A Viewpoint Extraordinaire:

For those seeking an even more spectacular vantage point, the ascent to Kala Patthar is a must. At 18,514 feet (5,644 meters), this rocky outcrop provides an unobstructed view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and the Khumbu Glacier. The sunrise view from Kala Patthar is particularly breathtaking, as the first rays of light illuminate the towering peaks, casting a warm glow on the icy landscape below. The effort required to reach this point is rewarded with an experience that transcends words.

Climbing Opportunities:

While the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is primarily a trekking adventure, it also offers a chance to witness the world of high-altitude mountaineering up close. During the climbing season, typically in spring and autumn, trekkers may encounter expedition teams preparing for their ascent of Mount Everest. Base Camp becomes a temporary home for climbers and support staff, providing a glimpse into the challenges and camaraderie of the mountaineering community.

Responsible Tourism:

As the popularity of the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days continues to grow, so does the importance of responsible tourism. Trekkers are encouraged to minimize their environmental impact by adhering to the principles of Leave No Trace, respecting local customs, and supporting eco-friendly initiatives in the region. The fragile Himalayan ecosystem deserves protection, and responsible tourism ensures that future generations can continue to experience the wonders of this iconic trek.

The beauty of the area:

Indeed, the Everest Base Camp Trek is renowned for its stunning mountain scenery and breathtaking natural beauty. The trek takes you through the heart of the Khumbu region in Nepal, offering magnificent views of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, as well as other towering Himalayan peaks.

While it’s true that you can’t physically touch the mountains during the trek, the experience of witnessing their grandeur and majesty up close is a remarkable and awe-inspiring one. The journey itself is a testament to the beauty of nature, as you pass through lush forests, picturesque villages, and serene landscapes on your way to the base camp.

The saying “beauty is to see, it is not touch” highlights the idea that sometimes, the most profound beauty lies in the act of observation and appreciation. The Everest Base Camp Trek is a prime example of this, where the sheer sight of the mountains and the surrounding environment can leave a lasting impression and create memories that will stay with you forever.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty:

The Everest Base Camp Trek is graded as moderately difficult. While you don’t need any technical climbing skills, it requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and mental endurance. Trekkers should be prepared for extended walking hours and challenging uphill climbs. High altitudes can pose challenges, and acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude sickness. Prior trekking experience is beneficial, but even beginners with determination and preparation can complete this trek.

Conclusion:

The Everest Base Camp Trek is more than just a physical journey; it is an odyssey of self-discovery, cultural immersion, and awe-inspiring natural beauty. As trekkers traverse the challenging terrain and experience the warmth of Sherpa hospitality, they become part of a legacy that dates back to the early days of Himalayan exploration. Whether standing at the base of Everest or gazing at the sunrise from Kala Patthar, the memories forged during this trek are destined to linger, a testament to the enduring allure of the world’s highest peak and the incredible journey that leads to its base camp.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu/ Ramechhap to Lukla in the early morning (2827 meters, 35-minute flight). Trek to Phakding (approximately 9 kilometers, 2/3 hours walking). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3443 meters, approximately 13 kilometers, 5/6 hours walking, elevation gain: 616 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
  • Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3820 meters, approximately 9 kilometers, 5/6 hours walking, elevation gain: 377 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4230 meters, approximately 10 kilometers, 4/5 hours walking, elevation gain: 410 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4900 meters, approximately 8 kilometers, 4/5 hours walking, elevation gain: 670 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep for a 2-hour hike, store your bag in Gorakshep, and Visit Everest Base Camp (5450 meters, approximately 4 kilometers, 3 hours walking, elevation gain: 550 meters) trek back to Gorakshep. Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 08: Visit Kalapattar (5545 meters, early in the morning for the best Everest view) and trek back to Pheriche (approximately 11 kilometers, 5 hours walking, elevation loss: 745 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek back to Tengboche (3820 meters, approximately 11 kilometers, 4 hours walking, elevation loss: 430 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3443 meters, approximately 9 kilometers, 5/6 hours walking, elevation loss: 377 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek back to Lukla (approximately 17 kilometers, 5/6 hours walking, elevation loss: 384 meters). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 12: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu (35-minute flight). Your guide and porter will accompany you to the Lukla airport, and the trek will conclude.

Cost Included

  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and other European foods are available three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodation in tea houses according to the itinerary
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Everest National Park Entrance Trekking Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Experienced English-speaking, Government licensed holder trekking guide ( 1 porter for every 2 pax)
  • Guide, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation are covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Normally 12 days trek to Everest Base Camp takes to complete on a 130km round-trip
12 days Everest base camp trek cost is U$D 1200/. Per person including both way flight tickets ktm-Lukla-ktm
Everest base camp trek is moderately difficult where you need physically and mentally prepared. It needs energy to walk for 5-6 hrs daily. With good gear and guide you can do this trek.
To reach to the maximum height you have to do one day sight tour to the View Point of Kala patthar with an elevation of 5545m.
The best time to do this trek is in Spring and in Autumn
The average day time temperature in April is about 15 to 1 degree centigrade and few degrees lower in October and during the night -5 to -10 degree.
Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
The accommodation is mostly teahouse and lodges which is clean and neat with western toilets.

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