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Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 days

Everest Base Camp Trek, one of the most popular treks in Nepal - tinged with the romance of being so close to the highest mountain in the world. From the tiny airfield of Lukla the trail leads through Sherpa villages, forests of fir and rhododendron and across high suspension bridges meeting caravans of zobkyo (a yak-cow crossbreed) along the way. Namche Bazaar is a colorful, bustling market with traders from surrounding villages and as far as Tibet, and from Tengboche the views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dabam are sensational. Climbing above the tree line to cross alpine pastures and glacial moraine you eventually reach Base Camp, high on the Khumbu Glacier, where colorful expedition tents give a bizarre appearance to this desolate place surrounded by rock, snow and ice.

Day 1:    Trek Lukla to Phakding
 
 

The mountain flight into Lukla is spectacular and the landing an exciting beginning to the trek-one end of the runway is 60 meters higher than the other. Heading through pine and cedar woods along the Dudh koshi to Pakding you will encounter your first yak caravans carrying trekking and equipment and supplies-including yours-towards base camp. These wonderful beasts creating mobile roadblocks, or virtual avalanches on downhill stretches, are a feature of all treks in the Everest Region. It is also possible to see musk deer, Himalayan tahr and, if you sit quietly on the river banks, water rats. (2652m, 3hrs)

Day 2:    Trek from Phakding to Namche
 
 

The route today crosses high suspension bridges and, if the weather is clear, you will catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche Bazaar is the administrative capital of the region, historically it was the staging point for trading expeditions to Tibet and its Saturday market remains an important event bringing traders from villages a week’s walk away. It is is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food and stunning views of the surrounding mountains (3450m, 6-7hrs)

Day 3:    Excursion for Acclimatization around Namche Bazaar
 
 

An acclimatization day allows for an excursion to Thame. Intricately carved mani stones mark the path to this large valley with a picturesque gompa on the hillside overlooking the valley. (2600m)

Day 4:    Trek from Namche to Tengboche
 
 

Leaving Namche the route is unbelievably beautiful – the Dudh Kosi is far below and Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest rise in front. Woods, rhododendron forests, Mani walls, chorten and suspension bridges across the river make this a lovely walk. The morning view from Tengboche is justifiably considered one of the most magnificent in the world. Tengboche Gompa, the cultural and religious center of Khumbu, founded in 1912, has been destroyed and rebuilt twice as the result of earthquake and fire. (3860m - 6hrs)

Day 5:    Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
 
 

Stone steps lead down through rhododendrons, birches and conifers where, due to the hunting ban, almost tame pheasants are regularly seen. At the bottom lies the small village of Deboche and its nunnery. Rising above the tree line the trail enters alpine meadows of scrub juniper and, in summer, a profusion of wild flowers. (4400m - 4hrs)

Day 6:    Excursion to Chukung Valley
 
 

From Dingboche, the only place in the region where barley is grown, the mountain views are outstanding. An acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung, a small summer settlement from where the views of Island Peak (6,189 m), Lhotse, Ama Dablam and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass are the highlights of the trek.

Day 7:    Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
 
 

Meadows and summer yak pasture lead toward the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier where there is a steep, tough climb. There are stone monuments to six Sherpa who died in avalanche as well as monuments to other climbers. From Lobuche the view is straight towards Nuptse and sunset is truly magnificent. (4900m - 5hrs)

Day 8:    Trek from Louche to Gorakshep
 
 

Altitude makes the climb onto the Changri Glacier tough. Reaching Gorakshep, near a small, usually frozen lake, by lunchtime you can rest or make a side trip up Kala Pattar, which provides the best views of Everest. (5150m - 4hrs)

Day 9:    Trek from Gorakshep to Lobuche with hike to Everest Base Camp
 
 

The route to base camp follows the Khumbu Glacier with its intriguing 15-meter-high seracs of ice, a feature unique to Himalayan glaciers. The descent back to Lobuche is not difficult, but altitude induced lethargy can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem endless.

Day 10:    Trek from Lobuche to Pangboche
 
 

Descending the Imja Khola overnight at Pangboche, the highest permanent settlement. Its gompa, the oldest in Khumbu, is built over the hermitage of Khumbu’s saint Lama Sanga Dorje. The juniper trees on either side are said to have sprung from hair cut from his head and a rock-like projection is a piece of mountainside he pulled out for protection one day. (3950m - 3hrs)

Day 11:    Trek from Pangboche to Namche
 
 

Continue the descent back to Namche Bazaar. (3450m - 6hrs)

Day 12:    Trek from Namche to Phakding
 
 

All along this part of the trail villages are interspersed with rhododendron, magnolia and giant fir forests. Flowers make it especially beautiful in early autumn and late spring and if you walk quietly and slowly you may see musk deer and Himalayan tahr. (2600m - 4hrs)

Day 13:    Trek from Phakding to Lukla
 
 

Retrace your steps to Lukla taking time to sit enjoying the beautiful surrounds and watching the numerous bird and animal species regularly seen along the trail. (2827m , 4hrs)

Tour includes:

  • All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All land transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Local driver during land transportation and transfers (local language speaking only)
  • English speaking guide including his salary & expenses
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 

 

Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you)
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc.
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

 

Packing for your Trek

You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized daypack to carry the things you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt.

• Rain jacket or poncho

• Water bottle - minimum 1 liter, aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best.

• Walking boots - lightweight, waterproof and well worn in.

• Socks: thick wool/blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combinations.

• Running shoes or sandals for morning / evening

• Lightweight wool sweater

• Fleece jacket

• T-shirts – 5 -7

• Shirt - long-sleeved

• Pants: lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)

• Hats - beanie with ear flaps or balaclava for nights (winter only) / peaked ‘French Legionnaire’ style sun hat that will give neck protection during the day

• Gloves - wool or fleece (winter only)

• Scarf

• Underwear

• Thermal Underwear (winter only)

• Sarong - a multitude of uses

• Sunglasses

• Sun Creams

• Bag liners - large, thick garbage bags to line and water/dust proof your duffle bag.

• Money belt

• Toiletries

• Towel

• Torch / flashlight - headlamp style is ideal

• Lighter - for burning toilet paper and rubbish

• First Aid Kit

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision.
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.
 
During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

We have just returned from our trek to Everest base camp. We loved our trek and feel a full sense of achievement having completed a goal we had set ourselves; this would not have been possible if not for our guide.

From start to finish he was brilliant, he met us only a day after booking our trip and explained in full and answered all our questions and concerns for the following day, he picked us up from our hotel and helped us with every step. He was our alarm clock each morning, offered tiger balm when we had headaches, even carried our bags and waited with us when we had to wait for our helicopter (due to bad weather our flight was cancelled). Even after that he arranged and chased up to ensure we had arrived ok, our transport back to our hotel at the Kathmandu end – even tho we have left him to walk back from Lukla.

Puspa was always eager to help more, during the day he was always pointing out mountains, explaining the traditions and telling us of the local villages – he even took some amazing photos of us to show all of our friends and family back home and help capture our memories.

Puspa is a credit to 12GoNepal, who also from start to finish put our concerns to rest with the prompt and professional manner.

We will most definitely be recommending to all.

Thanks again for an amazing and memorable adventure!

- Craig De Vries and family 

SanjitaGreetings from Nepal! My name is Sanjita your local specialist. I have done my bachelor in Travel and Tourism. To understand and exhibit the core beauty of places is my passion. Adding another brick to my passion, meeting people from different countries, from diverse ethnicities, and learning about their culture and tradition.

If you would like to explore Nepal, and would like not to miss any possible beauties of Nepal then I hope I see you soon as your absolute assistant for your adventurous and comfortable stay in Nepal

Contact >>

Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 days

Everest Base Camp Trek, one of the most popular treks in Nepal - tinged with the romance of being so close to the highest mountain in the world. From the tiny airfield of Lukla the trail leads through Sherpa villages, forests of fir and rhododendron and across high suspension bridges meeting caravans of zobkyo (a yak-cow crossbreed) along the way. Namche Bazaar is a colorful, bustling market with traders from surrounding villages and as far as Tibet, and from Tengboche the views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dabam are sensational. Climbing above the tree line to cross alpine pastures and glacial moraine you eventually reach Base Camp, high on the Khumbu Glacier, where colorful expedition tents give a bizarre appearance to this desolate place surrounded by rock, snow and ice.

Day 1:    Trek Lukla to Phakding
 
 

The mountain flight into Lukla is spectacular and the landing an exciting beginning to the trek-one end of the runway is 60 meters higher than the other. Heading through pine and cedar woods along the Dudh koshi to Pakding you will encounter your first yak caravans carrying trekking and equipment and supplies-including yours-towards base camp. These wonderful beasts creating mobile roadblocks, or virtual avalanches on downhill stretches, are a feature of all treks in the Everest Region. It is also possible to see musk deer, Himalayan tahr and, if you sit quietly on the river banks, water rats. (2652m, 3hrs)

Day 2:    Trek from Phakding to Namche
 
 

The route today crosses high suspension bridges and, if the weather is clear, you will catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. Namche Bazaar is the administrative capital of the region, historically it was the staging point for trading expeditions to Tibet and its Saturday market remains an important event bringing traders from villages a week’s walk away. It is is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food and stunning views of the surrounding mountains (3450m, 6-7hrs)

Day 3:    Excursion for Acclimatization around Namche Bazaar
 
 

An acclimatization day allows for an excursion to Thame. Intricately carved mani stones mark the path to this large valley with a picturesque gompa on the hillside overlooking the valley. (2600m)

Day 4:    Trek from Namche to Tengboche
 
 

Leaving Namche the route is unbelievably beautiful – the Dudh Kosi is far below and Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest rise in front. Woods, rhododendron forests, Mani walls, chorten and suspension bridges across the river make this a lovely walk. The morning view from Tengboche is justifiably considered one of the most magnificent in the world. Tengboche Gompa, the cultural and religious center of Khumbu, founded in 1912, has been destroyed and rebuilt twice as the result of earthquake and fire. (3860m - 6hrs)

Day 5:    Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
 
 

Stone steps lead down through rhododendrons, birches and conifers where, due to the hunting ban, almost tame pheasants are regularly seen. At the bottom lies the small village of Deboche and its nunnery. Rising above the tree line the trail enters alpine meadows of scrub juniper and, in summer, a profusion of wild flowers. (4400m - 4hrs)

Day 6:    Excursion to Chukung Valley
 
 

From Dingboche, the only place in the region where barley is grown, the mountain views are outstanding. An acclimatization day here can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung, a small summer settlement from where the views of Island Peak (6,189 m), Lhotse, Ama Dablam and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass are the highlights of the trek.

Day 7:    Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
 
 

Meadows and summer yak pasture lead toward the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier where there is a steep, tough climb. There are stone monuments to six Sherpa who died in avalanche as well as monuments to other climbers. From Lobuche the view is straight towards Nuptse and sunset is truly magnificent. (4900m - 5hrs)

Day 8:    Trek from Louche to Gorakshep
 
 

Altitude makes the climb onto the Changri Glacier tough. Reaching Gorakshep, near a small, usually frozen lake, by lunchtime you can rest or make a side trip up Kala Pattar, which provides the best views of Everest. (5150m - 4hrs)

Day 9:    Trek from Gorakshep to Lobuche with hike to Everest Base Camp
 
 

The route to base camp follows the Khumbu Glacier with its intriguing 15-meter-high seracs of ice, a feature unique to Himalayan glaciers. The descent back to Lobuche is not difficult, but altitude induced lethargy can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem endless.

Day 10:    Trek from Lobuche to Pangboche
 
 

Descending the Imja Khola overnight at Pangboche, the highest permanent settlement. Its gompa, the oldest in Khumbu, is built over the hermitage of Khumbu’s saint Lama Sanga Dorje. The juniper trees on either side are said to have sprung from hair cut from his head and a rock-like projection is a piece of mountainside he pulled out for protection one day. (3950m - 3hrs)

Day 11:    Trek from Pangboche to Namche
 
 

Continue the descent back to Namche Bazaar. (3450m - 6hrs)

Day 12:    Trek from Namche to Phakding
 
 

All along this part of the trail villages are interspersed with rhododendron, magnolia and giant fir forests. Flowers make it especially beautiful in early autumn and late spring and if you walk quietly and slowly you may see musk deer and Himalayan tahr. (2600m - 4hrs)

Day 13:    Trek from Phakding to Lukla
 
 

Retrace your steps to Lukla taking time to sit enjoying the beautiful surrounds and watching the numerous bird and animal species regularly seen along the trail. (2827m , 4hrs)

Tour includes:

  • All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All land transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Local driver during land transportation and transfers (local language speaking only)
  • English speaking guide including his salary & expenses
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 

 

Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you)
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc.
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

 

Packing for your Trek

You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized daypack to carry the things you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt.

• Rain jacket or poncho

• Water bottle - minimum 1 liter, aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best.

• Walking boots - lightweight, waterproof and well worn in.

• Socks: thick wool/blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combinations.

• Running shoes or sandals for morning / evening

• Lightweight wool sweater

• Fleece jacket

• T-shirts – 5 -7

• Shirt - long-sleeved

• Pants: lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)

• Hats - beanie with ear flaps or balaclava for nights (winter only) / peaked ‘French Legionnaire’ style sun hat that will give neck protection during the day

• Gloves - wool or fleece (winter only)

• Scarf

• Underwear

• Thermal Underwear (winter only)

• Sarong - a multitude of uses

• Sunglasses

• Sun Creams

• Bag liners - large, thick garbage bags to line and water/dust proof your duffle bag.

• Money belt

• Toiletries

• Towel

• Torch / flashlight - headlamp style is ideal

• Lighter - for burning toilet paper and rubbish

• First Aid Kit

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision.
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.
 
During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

We have just returned from our trek to Everest base camp. We loved our trek and feel a full sense of achievement having completed a goal we had set ourselves; this would not have been possible if not for our guide.

From start to finish he was brilliant, he met us only a day after booking our trip and explained in full and answered all our questions and concerns for the following day, he picked us up from our hotel and helped us with every step. He was our alarm clock each morning, offered tiger balm when we had headaches, even carried our bags and waited with us when we had to wait for our helicopter (due to bad weather our flight was cancelled). Even after that he arranged and chased up to ensure we had arrived ok, our transport back to our hotel at the Kathmandu end – even tho we have left him to walk back from Lukla.

Puspa was always eager to help more, during the day he was always pointing out mountains, explaining the traditions and telling us of the local villages – he even took some amazing photos of us to show all of our friends and family back home and help capture our memories.

Puspa is a credit to 12GoNepal, who also from start to finish put our concerns to rest with the prompt and professional manner.

We will most definitely be recommending to all.

Thanks again for an amazing and memorable adventure!

- Craig De Vries and family 

SanjitaGreetings from Nepal! My name is Sanjita your local specialist. I have done my bachelor in Travel and Tourism. To understand and exhibit the core beauty of places is my passion. Adding another brick to my passion, meeting people from different countries, from diverse ethnicities, and learning about their culture and tradition.

If you would like to explore Nepal, and would like not to miss any possible beauties of Nepal then I hope I see you soon as your absolute assistant for your adventurous and comfortable stay in Nepal

Contact >>
Yak, Amadablam

Highlights

  • Views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Damlam and the fluted ice wall of Amphu Lapcha
  • Incredible mountain flight in and out of Lukla
  • Tibetan villages and gompas
  • Staying in mountain tea houses
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Views from Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar

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