Everest Base Camp Hiking
Planning to explore Everest base camp hiking is just awesome. You can began the journey with the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar hilltop. Kalapatthar – mountain black stone is a little peak famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains of khumbu region.
Moreover, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages, and Buddhist monasteries. The Everest base camp trek 12 days is an opportunity to experience the local Sherpa hospitality. Hike to Kala Patthar and mount everest base camp is in Sagarmatha national park, under the UNESCO world heritage sites. It is pure adventure trek that you can see the best view of the highest mountain of the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000-meter mountains such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.
Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching the Basecamp. Furthermore, it is suitable for all age walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic.
Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the base camp trek route , or Kala Patthar hikes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest.
How long does it take to Everest Base Camp hiking?
Generally, the trek to Everest Base Camp takes 12 days to finish the total length about 130 kilometers round-trip. It takes 8 days to get to Base Camp and 4 days to get back down to lukla and Kathmandu valley. Broken down overall into nine days of long trekking with little difficulty and three short trekking acclimatization days.
How hard is it to climb to Everest base camp?
Donot confuse that the most difficult and underestimated aspect of the Everest base camp trekking is the altitude. The trek then fairly climbs as the path winds its way up to Base Camp. The most popular Kala Patthar hilltop locating at an altitude in 18,205 feet is another attraction of this trek. The viewpoint Kala Pathar is the highest elevation in this complete trekking. So, as you are going higher, walk slower which helps your body to acclimatize you properly so you won’t feel altitude mountain sickness.
How much does Everest Base Camp trek cost?
Besically, the Everest Base Camp trek cost is US$ 1,225 per person if you are traveling in the tight budget only if you book directly through our official website online. The Everest base camp hiking cost even more if you are planning a trip adding more comfortable accommodation. So, there are many choices for Everest base camp tours to make the right cost quotation. Prices range per person starts from USD$1,225 all the way to $4,000 for an average 12 – 15-days treks. In those prices includes permits, round trip flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu), tourist standard clean lodge accommodation and major meals that you consume every day.
Is it dangerous to go to Everest Base Camp?
Not really but in some situation, it is a danger for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Trek to Everest base camp is a soft adventure, and trekkers are following the easy trek route to reach base-camp. Because trekkers are not going into the danger zones where real climbing is required, and they stay below the most dangerous altitudes – there’s little risk involved. So it has a different story that trek to basecamp is not a danger.
Can you fly to Everest Base Camp?
Flying is not the only way to reach the base camp. There is also the option of flying. To be honest, you can actually fly to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal and even higher, using one of the many helicopter tours that run daily throughout most of the year from kathmandu.
So, hire our expert local sherpa to make your Everest base camp hiking 12 days unforgettable. A trip to Everest base camp possible to explore in anytime throughout the year.
Everest base camp hiking 12 days or Everest express trek detail itinerary
Hike to Everest base camp 14 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. Travelers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not ft you than send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then have a delicious breakfast in a hotel and start the trek to Bengkar village (2,660 m). Leaving Lukla bazaar, we walk with following a gentle ascent up the mountainside on the bank of Dudh Koshi river. We pass several Sherpa settlements such as khusum Khola, Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally to Bengkar village. We stay here in a lodge on our first overnight.
The trail ascend from the riverbed on the left than right bank into the mountain, through a forest Sagarmatha National Park office. Walk further to cross over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounding on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar 11,283 ft is a center of purchase local food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3790m) than Khunde passing numerous chorten and hill station. Walk further to get an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and much other snow-capped mountains in a row. Furthermore, walk to Khumjung village (foothill of the sacred peak Khumbila). We can also visit Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community.
Having breakfast trek heading towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. During the journey, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam.
We trek leaving Tengboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche village. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. Stay overnight in lodge.
It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.
Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through the rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La, and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. You can visit also Kalapatthar instead to walking to base camp.
Early morning, we get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the view of sunrise. We would see Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.
During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Tengboche is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and pristine river. Trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m ) passing several tiny villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous one. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
We trek to Lukla with teh same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost. Trip finish
How much does Everest base camp hiking 12 days cost?
The best hike to Everest base camp trek 12 days available now on USD 1,225 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. The trip price will vary according to group size. For deluxe and luxury trek plan, we add 3-star hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu and Tourist standard accommodation with an attached toilet while on a trek on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Everest base camp hiking 12 days cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing guest house accommodation in Kathmandu valley within BB Plan
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Full board meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days in the mountain tour
- Clean Guest House accommodation during the trekking
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Khumbu Pasang lamu minicipality entrance permit fees
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Everest base camp hiking 12 days cost excludes :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private trek to express Everest base camp hiking 12 days starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept 22, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 27, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Oct 01, 2019
Sept 30, 2019 – Oct 11, 2019
Oct 05, 2019 – Oct 17, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 – Oct 22, 2019
Oct 15, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
Oct 17, 2019 – Oct 29, 2019
Oct 20, 2019 – Nov 01, 2019
Oct 25, 2019 – Nov 06, 2019
Oct 30, 2019 – Nov 11, 2019
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019
Nov 10, 2019 – Nov 22, 2019
Nov 15, 2019 – Nov 27, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 – Dec 01, 2019
Nov 25, 2019 – Dec 06, 2019
Nov 30, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
Dec 01, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
Dec 05, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
Dec 10, 2019 – Dec 22, 2019
Dec 20, 2019 – Jan 01, 2020
Feb 20, 2020 – March 03, 2020
Feb 28, 2020 – Mar 13, 2020
March 10, 2020 – April 22, 2020
March 20, 2020 – March 31, 2020
March 25, 2020 – April 07, 2020
April 05, 2020 – April 16, 2020
April 20, 2020 – May 02, 2020
April 25, 2020 – May 08, 2020
May 05, 2020 – May 18, 2020
May 10, 2020 – May 22, 2020
May 15, 2020 – May 28, 2020
May 25, 2020 – June 08, 2020
June 01, 2020 – June 12, 2020
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Question:Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question:Do I need experience for Everest base camp hiking 12 days?
Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Everest base camp hiking 12 days?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on trek routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question:What kind of food can I expect in Everest base camp trip?
Answer: All the lodges they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Everest base camp hiking 12 days?
Answer: The lodges they have 24 hours hot/cold shower somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Everest base camp lodge tour?
Answer: You can buy bottled water for drinking but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way in the camping trek.
Question:Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: Everest base camp hikes for 12 days lodge trek, there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Everest base camp hiking 12 days?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Everest base camp hike 12 days?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question:Is it possible to stay overnight at EBC? What would be the options?
Answer: Yes, it is possible to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp on your journey. Actually, we do have another itinerary to make this happen to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp / ebc. Staying overnight at base camp is recommended during the spring season in the months of April and May as you get the chance to see and meet Everest climbers (mountaineers) and the base camp is colorful during this time.
Question:What permits are required for EBC trek?
Answer: There are two different permits required for this trekking and they are TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Permit. All these permits will be arranged by Gokyo treks and expedition agency.
Question:What should my insurance policy cover during EBC hike 14 days trek?
Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving at Kathmandu; we can help you get one.
Question:What about guesthouses occupancy and crowd during peak season?
Answer: Oh yes, you will see many travelers from all around the world especially in popular Everest region during the best high season like in spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guests houses along the routes.
Question:How to prevent altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp Hiking 12 days adventure?
Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to a lower altitude and taken to the hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu.
Question:What will happen if my scheduled flight in Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or canceled?
Answer: Weather at the Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, that depends upon the situation. So, we recommend you to allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.
Question:What are alternates to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla?
Answer: The best-recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours’ drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Phakding. In the present day, there is also regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.
Question:How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Is it possible to Hire a guide? how to hire a sherpa guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our Sherpa guide to make your trek safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Everest base camp hiking 12 days?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question:How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.
Everest base camp hiking 12 days highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and from Kalapatthar.
- Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains
- Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
Everest base camp hiking 12 days notice !
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Everest base camp hiking 12 days special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Everest base camp and kalapatthar trek review
We booked our trek to everest base camp via Ammar at Gokyo Treks.
He booked our flights, organise our trekking permits, and guide. He also advised us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from EBC who told us what to expect.
When we arrived in Lukla we were met by our guide. We did have to book a porter after two days but our guide was helpful in arranging this. Ammar kept in touch with us during our trek to see how we were and to check the trek was going well.
I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Treks – everything was really well organized and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organized was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Breathtaking Everest Base Camp Trek review
It was my third time in Nepal and my third time with Gokyo Treks, as the company’s slogan says: “Once is not enough”! Thank you so much for everything, for all those memories and beautiful moments that I never will forget. – Christopher Klein, Schermbeck, Germany
The Best Everest Base Camp Trekking review
We’ve booked our trekking to Everest Base Camp before we went to Nepal. We told the team of Gokyo Treks about our wishes and we did have a lot of questions about the trekking and the equipment. They respond very quickly and gave us a lot of information, suggestions and offered a good price. During the the trekking everything was organized very well.We choose for a porter/guide.
He grow up in the mountains and did know everything about the area, weather conditions, altitude sickness etc. In case of emergency we could call with the team in Kathmandu 24/7. A couple of other tourist told us that they were a bit jealous because they wanted a guide as we had. We did have a beautiful trekking and afterwards the team of Gokyo Treks was really interested in our experience. – Estherv Wezel Utrecht, The Netherlands
EBC with Kala Pattar review
Ammar the owner of the company gave me a feeIing of being in good hands responding so fast and accurate to the my many mails prior to the trek. Arrived in Kathmandu I contacted him. He sent me one of his colleagues to escort me to the new place of the office. Which was to be honest not so easy to find. But with Ammars collegue of cause no problem. There were still a lot of constructions at the house so Ammar was quite busy when I met him for the first time. Nevertheless he made time for me and answered my last questions.
The trek itself was an unforgetable journey through the heart of Solukhumbu. Actually the plan was to cross Chola Pass and go for Gokyo Ri too but unfortunately the pass was closed due to the snow. But even without Chola and Gokyo it was my most memeroable holiday so far. So I will not hesitate to highly recommend Gokyo Treks & Expeditions. Thank you for this adventure. – Thorsten Schaefer, Kassel, Germany
Everest Base Camp trek via Chola Pass and Gokyo lakes review
I recently completed my wish list of going to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo with assistance of Gokyo Treks and Expedition, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to go with the company. Ever since I contacted Gokyo Treks, Ammar Guni has assisted me with lots of decisions and given me advices, from what to expect on my trip to what are the essentials needed.
I was greeted warmly by Ammar when I touched down at Kathmandu airport, stayed at his house, and had a nice dinner with his family. Ammar even walked me to Thamel to get remaining essentials for my trip, and he made it so much easier since I’m not local.
While trekking, I was assigned a guide who then became friend, Tej Regmi, a thoughtful guide and genuine at doing his work. He gave full attention especially when crossing Chola Pass glacier which is dangerous. Tej even suggested alternative trekking routes since I was finishing my trip earlier than expected. The best is, friends who I knew along my trip even complimented him for being thoughtful.
Overall, I’m very happy with services by Ammar and his team, and for me their actions have spoken louder than words. Thanks for the great experience Gokyo Treks and Expedition! I strongly recommend them if you’re visiting Nepal. – Zhafir Mustafa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Trip Price : USD 1,225 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 12 Days
- Max Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-40 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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