Nepal·March - September
Everest Base Camp trek 12 Days
Embark on an extraordinary adventure amidst the majestic Himalayan giants, leading you to the very foot of Mount EverestVIEW DATES
The world's most renowned trek holds a special place in the hearts of adventurers worldwide, captivating them for various reasons. The journey to Everest Base Camp, offering a mesmerizing spectacle of Earth's tallest peak, fulfills the long-held aspirations of countless adventurers. This remarkable trek seamlessly blends the awe-inspiring wonders of nature with the rich tapestry of local culture, creating an unparalleled experience. Embarking on this 12-day expedition, you will find yourself amidst towering giants. Experience the greatness of the Himalayas. The trail offers mesmerizing vistas of towering peaks, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse, as well as numerous glaciers and icefalls. The highlight of the journey is reaching Everest Base Camp itself, located at an altitude of around 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). Standing at the base of the world's highest mountain is a truly awe-inspiring experience, surrounded by the majestic grandeur of the Himalayas. The Everest Base Camp trek is not just about the destination but also the journey itself. Along the way, trekkers encounter warm-hearted Sherpa people, visit ancient monasteries, and witness Buddhist prayer ceremonies. Tea houses and lodges provide accommodation and meals, creating a comfortable and social environment for trekkers to relax and share stories with fellow adventurers.
The most Popular trek in the world
As you traverse through varied landscapes, from lush jungles to mid-mountain terrain and eventually to towering peaks and glaciers, you'll have the chance to explore charming villages nestled along the path, while being captivated by the awe-inspiring presence of Earth's highest mountains, fostering a deep admiration for Nepal's abundant natural treasures that have been revered by its people for generations.
A cultural trip above all, the Sherpa culture
While trekking to Everest Base Camp, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the richness of Sherpa culture, experiencing their warm hospitality, witnessing Buddhist traditions, and encountering the Sherpa language, all of which contribute to a truly authentic and memorable cultural experience.
Arun has been leading expeditions in Nepal for many years and will make you fall in love with the Everest area and the culture of its people. Undoubtedly your best guide option for this adventure
4 hours trek on flat terrain
Day 1 - Flight to Lukla (2880m) and trek to Jorsalle
At dawn, we will make our way to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport (or Ramechhap airport during peak season) and embark on a scenic 23-minute flight to Lukla, where we'll have breakfast before starting our trek towards Jorsalle village, reducing the duration of the second day of the Everest Base Camp trek and covering the 4-hour journey from Lukla.
6/7 hours hike. Trekking through jungle
Day 2 - Jorsalle to Namche (3440m)
Following a brief 15-minute walk, we will arrive at Larche Dovan, a location featuring an impressive high Altitude Bridge that showcases remarkable engineering in this corner of the Nepal Himalayas; from this elevated bridge, we will venture into the enchanting jungle before eventually reaching the vibrant Namche village, with today's trek predominantly immersed in the lush wilderness, offering limited resting spots for trekkers, while remaining cautious of the altitude in this region.
30 minutes hike to Everest view hotel
Day 3 - Rest day in Namche (3440m)
On this day, the main idea is to trek high and sleep low. We will journey to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung village at 3880 meters, soaking in the breathtaking views of the Everest Himalayas, and then descend to Namche village at 3440 meters for a proper night's rest, ensuring proper acclimatization.
5/6 hours hike to Tengboche village
Day 4 - Namche to Tengboche (3870m)
From Namche, the trail flattens out and circles the hill where Everest View Hotel is located, before descending to Phunkitanga by the riverside. We then ascend to Tengboche village, known for its ancient and prominent monastery, where we will participate in a puja ceremony amidst the presence of Mount Everest.
6/7 hours hike with the view of Mt. Ama Dablam to reach Dingboche
Day 5 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m)
Today's trek commences with the magnificent sight of Mount Ama Dablam, and as we reach Dingboche village, we will find ourselves at the base of this majestic peak, indulging in the captivating 180-degree view of Ama Dablam. Notably, the landscape undergoes a transformation as we surpass the 4000-meter altitude, transitioning into a treeless zone, while Everest temporarily eludes our sight.
45 minutes hike
Day 6 - Rest day in Dingboche (4350m) and hike to Nangkartshang peak
Similar to the acclimatization day in Namche village, we will embark on a hike to Nangkartshang peak and subsequently settle for the night in Dingboche village. While Nangkartshang peak stands at an elevation of 5081 meters above sea level, ascending 500 meters from the altitude of Dingboche is sufficient for acclimatization purposes.
5 hours hike
Day 7 - Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
From today onward, we will be in close proximity to the towering mountains, trekking alongside the beautiful Everest trail. As we pass through Thukla pass, we catch glimpses of the Gokyo Chola pass trekking trail. Though not as challenging as Chola pass, Thukla pass offers a remarkable experience as we ascend gently towards an altitude of nearly 5000 meters. Upon reaching Lobuche village, you have the option to rest or visit the glacier view point nearby, before the much-anticipated Everest Base Camp trekking day tomorrow.
10 hours hike on mostly flat terrain
Day 8 - Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Today marks the long-awaited day of the Everest Base Camp trek. Despite the 10-hour trek, it is divided into multiple breaks, including a lunch break at Gorakshep, the last village of the trek. Once we arrive at Gorakshep, we will check into our hotel rooms before embarking on the trek to Everest Base Camp, equipped with the necessary gear provided by your guide. After visiting the base camp, we will return to Gorakshep for the night. The trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep involves rocky terrain on a glacier walk, while the path from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp traverses the glacier and large boulders.
10 hours hike
Day 9 - Hike up to Kalapatthar for sunrise and trek down to Pangboche
Early morning, we ascend to Kala Patthar, witnessing the sunrise over the majestic mountains, before trekking back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Afterward, we retrace our steps on the Everest Base Camp trail, descending to Pangboche and continuing downhill to Namche, successfully completing the trek.
8 hours trek
Day 10 - Trek to Namche (3440m)
Today, we pass by Tengboche monastery, revisit familiar lunch spots, and cross the suspension bridge. Walking the well-maintained trail from Kyangjuma to Namche, we can finally relax and enjoy a chilled beer. Tomorrow's trek from Namche to Lukla awaits.
8 hours trek
Day 11 - Trek to Lukla (2880m)
We trek back to Lukla, retracing the same trail we took on the first and second day of the Everest Base Camp trek. Exiting Sagarmatha National Park, we'll cross suspension bridges multiple times, stroll alongside the riverside in the valley, and finally reach the hilltop of Lukla. Returning to Lukla marks the conclusion of our trek. Enjoy a refreshing evening with your trekking team, celebrate the accomplishment, and prepare to fly back to Kathmandu, returning to the bustling city life once more.
30 minutes flight
Day 12 - Fly to Kathmandu
Before noon, we will board a flight back to Kathmandu or Ramechhap, depending on your flight schedule. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our vehicle will transport you to your designated hotel.
Domestic flights, to and from Lukla
Airport pickup and drop by private car for domestic and international flights as per the itinerary
All Breakfast with tea, Lunch and Dinner during the trek and fresh fruit every night after dinner
All accommodation during the trek
All necessary paperworks, entry permits & Sagarmatha national park entrance fee
Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide
A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people)
All government taxes and office expenses
Down sleeping bag and down jacket to be returned at the end of the trek
Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap
Medical kit carried by the guide
Public Liability Insurance
What's Not Included
Nepal entry visa fee
Your Travel and medical insurance
Tips for the guide, porter and driver
Accommodation in Kathmandu
Sagarmatha National Park: A Himalayan Gem
Sagarmatha National Park: Where Nature Meets Majesty in the Himalayas
Sagarmatha National Park, located in Nepal, is a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning Himalayan landscapes and rich biodiversity. Home to Mount Everest, the park offers incredible trekking opportunities, breathtaking views, and a chance to immerse yourself in nature's wonders. Experience the magic of Sagarmatha National Park for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.
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What is your cancellation policy for the Everest Base Camp trek?
Refund Policy in normal conditions:
- 100% refund for cancellation of trip 3 months before departure
- 50% refund for cancellation of trip 2 months before departure
- 10% refund for cancellation of trip 28 days before departure
- No refunds for cancellation of trip within 3 weeks before departure
Is there a minimum number of participants per trip?
Yes, the minimum number of participants to run the trip is 4 people. Therefore, we ask that if you fly to Kathmandu from your country, don't book flight tickets until we confirm the trek's departure.
Do I need previous experience in trekking or mountaineering to do the trek?
You don't need previous experience in trekking or mountaineering, since the path is in good condition, the average walking per day is 5/6 hours and the daily treks do not involve high altitude gain. In any case, we recommend that you have a minimum fitness level suitable for 10 consecutive days of hiking.