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Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Trip Facts

General trp informations
Group Size
2+ People
Trip Grade
Moderate Plus
Tea house, Lodge
Max. Elevation
5380m, EBC
BB on City, Full Board during Trek
Flight/Private Vehicle
Best Season
Sep-Dec, Mar-May

Everest Base Camp is one of the world’s famous trek and for many a journey waiting on their bucket list. Many adventure lovers are eager to see the highest peak of the world and the other giant peaks around it. You need to be reasonably fit, that’s all you need to get to the base camp and to the top of Kala Pathhar for close views across the Everest base camp trek and beyond. You walk on your own pace to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. This trek rewards you with incredible scenery, rich and diverse cultural landscapes and the Everest which is also known for Sagarmartha, Head of the Earth, or Chomolungma or abode of Wind Goddess.

This is an exhilarating trek: You will climb gradually to avoid problems that high altitude can bring. Most trek days are 5-6 hours long and sometimes 7-8 hours.You will have days to acclimatize in Namche Bazaar and at Dingboche, getting used to thinner air.The tracks to the base camp are a mix of wide, relatively even and well-marked and change to more alpine style footpaths on the higher elevation.Along the way, you have time to take in the incredible landscape, see the villages and way of life in this fascinating land of the Himalayas.

Trek grade: This is a Grade 4 trek, not so much because the trails are difficult but you climb to an altitude of 5380m at Everest Base Camp and 5550m at Kala Patthar.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. (1,350m / 4,229ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu/Lukla or Manthali/Lukla (2,820m/ 9,251ft) by flight. Trek to Phakding (2,640m/8,661ft) 4 hrs
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m / 11,286ft) 6 hrs.
Day 04: Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion (3,440m / 11,286ft)
Day 05: Namche to Tengboche (3,860m / 12,664ft) 5 hrs
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,260m / 13,976ft) 5hrs
Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m / 16,210ft)
Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep then Everest Base Camp (5,364m /17,598ft) back to Gorakshep (5,164m /16,942ft) 5 hrs
Day 09: Climb to Kalapaththar (5,550m / 18,208ft) back to Lobuche (4,940m / 16,210ft) 6 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m / 12,664f) 5-6 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m / 11,286ft) 5 hrs
Day 12: Namche to Lukla (2,820m / 9,251ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Lukla/ Kathmandu by flight & transfer to hotel. (1,350m / 4,229ft)
Day 14: Final International departure for homeward bound.

What's included?

  • Sagarmatha National Park Conservation entry permits fees and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) or Local Govt. Entry Fee
  • Teahouse (sharing twin or double room)
  • 13 days Trek is accompanied by a well experienced English speaking guide and porters ((Note: - one porter will carry a maximum weight of 25kgs, 1 porter for every 2 guests and 1 sherpa will accompany every 6 guests). Includes all meals, accommodation, allowance, Kathmandu / Lukla/ Kathmandu airfare of 1 Guide & insurance of guide and porter & porter equipment.
  • 12 nights accommodation in local lodges sharing twin room on full board according to the itinerary. (B, L, D)
  • Airfares Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu.
  • Guide Airfare for Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Salary, insurance, food, accommodation of Guide and Porter.
  • Airport pick up/drop off transfer from hotel in Kathmandu to International/Domestic airport by private vehicle.
  • Loan of sleeping bag, duffel bags and trekking poles.
  • 03 night’s accommodation at local 3 star hotel in Kathmandu sharing twin / double room on bed and breakfast basis.

Note: 1 porter will carry a maximum weight of 25kgs, 1 porter for every 2 guests and 1 Sherpa will accompany every 5 guests). Includes all meals, accommodation, allowance, Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu or Manthali/Lukla/Manthali and Kathmandu - Manthali - Kathmandu vehicle fare of Guide & Crews, insurance of guide and crews & crews equipment

Note: We will provide the best available Local Lodges in Everest region based on the room availability. please also expect that some of local lodges in higher elevation may not have attached bathrooms here. Hence, clients will have to adjust on common bathrooms as well. However, we will try our best to allocate the rooms with attached bathroom wherever available.

What's not included?

  • International airfares.
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Travel insurance / Medical evacuation and Helicopter Rescue in case of emergency (Compulsory).
  • Personal trekking Equipment not mentioned.
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Inclusion section.
    Any beverages, including mineral water, alcohol drinks, soft drinks etc. unless otherwise specified.
  • Any items of personal nature such as telephone bills, laundry, bar bills.
  • Services like accommodation, meals & transfers etc. in Kathmandu except listed in inclusion.
  • The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.
  • Sightseeing, dinner transfers, entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Cost of Showers during trekking.
  • Any other items not mentioned in the cost inclusion.
  • Gamow Bags, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho etc.
  • Internet & Battery Charge.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a representative of Bodhi Adventures will greet you by marigold garland; who will take you to your Hotel. In the afternoon, your guide will brief for trip preparation and also to meet your crew. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine with a brief cultural program.

Overnight in Kathmandu


After breakfast, we will be taken to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning flight to Lukla.

But if domestic airport is not open for Lukla flight then you’ll taken very early morning drive to Manthali airport of Ramechhap. After a flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, you reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon your arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. We only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities, we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery.

Overnight in Phakding


This day after breakfast we walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazar. Along the trail we pass by small Sherpa villages like Monjo where your entry permits are registered. We experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. If the weather is clear, we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge after crossing Hilari Bridge. We continue uphill walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading center of this region. Along the day we cross five suspension bridges, with Hillary Bridge upon Imja khola being the highest.

Overnight in Namche Bazar


This is the day for acclimatization. For acclimatization rather staying idle we do small hiking to Edmund Hillary School in Khumjung village and monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti) and Everest View Hotel to enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest on the way back or either way. Or we can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Khumjung and Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region.

Overnight in Namche Bazar


This day after breakfast, we trek towards Tengboche. It is an easy walk from Namche to Phunki. Upon reaching Phunki, we ascend towards Tengboche, a village that houses the very famous Tengboche monastery, which is the largest monastery of the Everest region. Located amidst the Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site of “outstanding universal value”), it is draped with the panoramic 360-degree view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku and is also the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. We visit the monastery the same day at around 3 p.m. to witness a religious ceremony.

Overnight in Tengboche


Tengboche monastery is an excellent location for photography lovers because of the Himalayas as its backdrop. We visit the monastery in the morning and take pictures of the amazing landscape. Then we begin our trek by walking through lush forests of birch, conifers and rhododendrons on an easy path. This picturesque trail then dips down to Debuche, crossing the Imja Khola before climbing up to Pangboche (We can either walk in the upper or lower Pangboche trails). We are most likely to choose the upper Pangboche trails as it provides more pristine view of the Himalayas. We also visit the Pangboche monastery. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley gradually unfolds as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. We descend into the river and begin the climb up to Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, we see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stonewalls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the grazing animals.

Overnight in Dingboche


The trail ascends to the Yak grazing medow, gently sloping valley from Dingboche then Dusa to Phalang Kharka is more gentle over the Pheriche valley at 4,340m. The trail downs to stream from Khumbu glacier, crossing it onto the bridge just before Dugla (4,620m). From the Dugla the trail climbs higher on the moraine to Dugla pass then to Lobuche.

Overnight in Lobuche


The trail is pretty easy to start with other than the fact we will be height almost at 5000 m. We then started to gradually ascend following the Khumbu glacier up the valley to Lobuche pass. Then there was a steep section then a series of rocky and icy ups and downs. As the sun began to rise, its rays quickly warmed us up, allowing us to move a bit more freely when taking on the next rocky scramble. A short descent brought us to Gorakshep (5160 m), which is the last village before base camp and our highest sleeping altitude of the trek. Early morning we walk to Everest Base Camp, visit base camp area and walk down to Lobuche. From the Everest Base Camp you can see the north face of Mt. Everest, the famous Khumbu Ice Fall, Lhotse and Nuptse.

Overnight in Gorakshep


Climb Kalapattar ( 5545 m) to get the best views of Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse, Island Peak (6189 m), Ama Dablam, Khumbutse ( 6639 m, Lingtren (6749 m), Changri ( 6026 m) and trek back to Lobuche.

Overnight in Lobuche


This day the trekking trail is easy, retracing the small Sherpa villages Orsho, Somare, Pangboche, and crossing Imja khola we get to Tengboche.

Overnight in Tengboche


From Pangboche we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Debuche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside of rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sanasa. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as Himalayan Tahr frequently seen in the rocky side, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazar.

Overnight in Namche Bazar

Today the trail descends steeply downward to Hilari Bridge so we need to walk cautiously as safe climbing is optional but return is mandatory. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences. In the vening Happy Hour with our crews.

Overnight in Lukla

We catch an early morning flight to Manthali after our adventurous journey and we take the jeep to Kathmandu about 4 hours drive or fly directly to Kathmandu airport depending upon Civil Aviation rule of Nepal. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we recommend Bhaktapur durbar square. If you fly to Manthali then it’s on the way to visit. Our guides can help you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Island peak.

Overnight in Kathmandu


Bodhi Adventures representative will pick you up from your hotel to drop you at the international airport for departure offering Khata – A Good Luck Scarf!

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