12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Duration 14
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Tea House
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Max. Altitude 5545
  • Activity Trekking / Walking / Hiking / Exploring
  • Group Type Private
  • Group Size 1+
  • Best Season Spring / Autumn / Winter / Mansoon
Highlights

The Everest Base Camp trek highlights include stunning views of the Himalayas, a visit to Namche Bazaar, the iconic Tengboche Monastery, witnessing the Khumbu Glacier and Icefall, reaching Everest Base Camp, climbing Kala Patthar for sunrise, experiencing Sherpa culture, exploring Sagarmatha National Park, and forging camaraderies amidst the challenging yet rewarding trek.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Everest Base Camp trekking 5.362m goes through Sherpa village, Trans Himalayan trade centre “Namche Bazar” into the Alpine climatic zone to Kalapather and Everest base camp in Khumbu regions.

Description about Mt Everest Base Camp Via Kalapathar guide & itinerary
12 Days Everest Base camp trek begins after the most exciting short flight to Lukla it takes 27 to 30 minutes . The classical 12 Days Everest Base camp hiking goes through the Sherpa village of Khumbu. Experience the world legendary Sherpa Culture, tradition and customs with the professional and experienced trek guide of Nepal Guide Info. Everest base camp trek is the most popular trekking trails in the Nepal Himalaya. Walking from hilly region to the lap of Mt. Everest base camp (5362 m) will surely let you feel the height of the adventure activities. Standing in frontage of tallest mountain Everest and Lhotse, listening the noise from the silence and looking at the biggest glacier of Khumbu Ice falls, daylight turn its color into gold and you inhale the purest air…….wowo….! Isn’t it that you are looking forward…!! Join Nepal Guide Info Team for your memorable trip at the affordable price .

Before packing the gears for Everest Base Camp Trek or any Nepal trekking, you should have general knowledge about the trekking areas.

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1 Sun Hat or Scarf and Sunglasses
2 Head Torch
3 Water Proof Jacket
4 Lightweight T-shirt
5 Down Jacket
6 Water Proof and Light Weight Pants
Do you know most of the trekking routes of Nepal begin from the subtropical region and go through the subalpine zone to approach the alpine zone above 4500 m?

As an example, the ultimate destination of most of the trails in Khumbu will be either EBC i.e trek to Everest Base Camp, Kala Pathar, or Gokyo. All these places lie at least above 5000 m from sea level. And most of the treks begin from either Lukla, Jiri, Bhandar, or Shivalaya.

What I am trying to say is that you should bring those gears that are suitable for the places.

Here I have listed some most recommended gears for trekking in Nepal.

Sun Hat or Scarf and Sunglasses
You will be walking in the day. Consequently, solar lights can be harmful to you as the temperature in the daytime might be 10 – 15 degrees Celsius in the trail areas. So, you need to bring a sun hat or scarf to save your face from the sunlight.

In addition, sunglasses are necessary to protect your eyes.

Head Torch
You are required to bring a head torch because if your trail crosses high passes like Renjo La, Chola, etc, then you will be heading either in the early morning. Early morning may be less visible in the mountain because of the fog. Meanwhile, you need a torchlight to see properly while walking.

Water Proof Jacket
THE NORTH FACE Men’s Resolve water proof Jacket for trekking in Nepal
In the case of rain, the waterproof jacket might be valuable. So, it is suggested to bring a piece of the water jacket.

Basically, we don’t recommend bringing a waterproof jacket in Autumn (September to November) as the season is the best trekking season in Nepal.

North face brand has really good waterproof stuff.

Day to Day Itinerary
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welcome program by Nepal Mountain Guide Team member and direct transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast

 

35 minutes and 3 hours trek to Phakding 2,610m. Overnight at Lodge. (B,L,D)

6/7 hours overnight at Lodge. (B,L,D)

for acclimatization Overnight at Lodge. (B,L,D)

5 hours overnight at Lodge.(B,L,D)

5 hours overnight at Lodge. (B,L,D)

4 hours overnight at Lodge. (B,L,D)

3 hours we have lunch then visit to Everest Base Camp (5,357m) back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Lodge. (B,L,D)

enjoy the incredible view of Mt Everest, Khumbu, Pumari, range of Chho – Yu, Khumbu Glacier Amadablam, Everest Base Camp etc then trek down to Pheriche 8 hours, Overnight at Lodge. (B,L,D)

5 hours over night at Lodge. (B,L,D)

5 hours overnight at Lodge. (B,L,D)

Altitude Chart

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 2/3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide (8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Nepal Guide Info Team ’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu/
  • Tips for Guide/Porter
  • Tea/coffee/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
  • Hot shower/Battery charge for camera during the trek
  •  Your travel insurance
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from beginning March to May and from frist -September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
Useful Info

About Lukla Flight details

It is very difficult to predict the weather in mountain. Because of bad weather, the flight between Kathmandu to Lukla may be delayed or canceled for a day or more. Due to the weather changes in Himalaya, we can face such problem even in good season. So we would like to request you to add few days extra in Kathmandu. If you complete your trip smoothly, then you can enjoy your time with other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting. Jungle activities or more. If your flight is cancelled in Kathmandu then we will re-book the flight for the next day. There may be an option to use private helicopter paying additional from $250 to $500 We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. When flight is cancelled , we will arrange you a hotel however food and accommodation is not cover in the package. Same process will be applied if the flight cancelled or delayed in Lukla.

Equipment & Packing List for 12 to 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, EBC 2022/ 2023

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by nepal guide info inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
Important documents and items
• Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
• Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
• Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
• Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
Head
• Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
• Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
• Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

• Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
• Light and expedition weight thermal tops
• Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
• Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
• Down vest and/or jacket *
• Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
• 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
• 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
• 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Lower Body
• Non-cotton underwear briefs
• 1 pair of Hiking shorts
• 1 pair of Hiking trousers
• 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
• 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
• 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
• 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
• 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
• 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
• 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
• Cotton socks (optional)
• Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
• 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
• Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
• 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
• 1 large duffel bag *
• A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
• Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
• 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
• Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
• Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
• 1 skin-blister repair kit
• Anti-diarrhea pills
• Anti-headache pills
• Cough and/or cold medicine
• Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
• Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
• Water purification tablets or water filter
• 1 set of earplugs
• Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
• 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
• 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
• 1 compass or GPS(optional)
• 1 alarm clock/watch
• 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
• large Ziplocs
• 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
• 1 small folding knife
• Binoculars (optional)
• 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
• 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
• Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
• Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
• Deodorants
• Nail clippers
• Face and body moisturizer
• Female hygiene products
• Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
• Wet wipes (baby wipes)
• Tissue /toilet roll
• Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
• Reading book
• Trail map/guide book
• Journal and pen
• iPod
• Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
• 1 modest swim suit
• Binoculars (optional)
• Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
• Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
• Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Insurance For Everest Base Camp Trek 2022:

Taking on the Everest Base Camp Trek involves travelling to and from, as well as spending time in, one of the most remote regions on earth.

While the trek is not explicitly dangerous itself, it does pose various risks which all need to be considered when deciding on what insurance to buy for the duration of your visit.

Insurance is an absolute must for any traveller tackling the Everest Base Camp Trek as even small injuries, such as a sprained ankle, can create a logistical nightmare that proves to be quite costly.

Even the nightmare of lost baggage is amplified on Everest as you may find that vital pieces of trekking equipment need to be replaced instead of a few pairs of underwear that you might lose on your typical holiday.

Finding the correct insurance policy that covers all events and environments associated with the Everest Base Camp Trek is no easy task as the fine print can often run into tens of pages. This article will help simplify all the noise and detail the main considerations for any insurance policy for the trek.

We recommend Worldnomads.com

EBC Trek Insurance
Altitude
The biggest difference in buying travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp Trek compared to other holidays is altitude. At the highest point of the trek you will be standing at over 5,500m above sea level, while most travel insurance policies cover only up to 3,000m.

The reason for this is the risk posed by Acute Mountain Sickness and other altitude related illnesses. These can be avoided by practicing proper acclimatization techniques and allowing time for your body to get used to the higher than normal altitudes.

If symptoms are experienced and don’t improve rapidly, descent is the only option. This can happen by mule back or through medical evacuation by helicopter. If your insurance covers up to 6,000m you will be covered for the entire course of the trek and will not have to worry about exorbitant evacuation or medical assistance costs.

EBC Trek Insurance
Accidents
As with any mountain trek, accidents remain uncommon but are never completely unavoidable. Once again, remoteness and high altitude can complicate minor injuries, which means that pulling a muscle or cutting yourself on a rock can become serious, fast.

Being the most popular route in the region, there are usually people nearby and a first aid kit, if you don’t already have your own, is often not too far away.

However, your insurance policy should still cover the possibility of helicopter evacuation in the event of serious injury or altitude sickness. You should double check that this is included on top of the standard hospitalization cover.

Please note: If you plan to undertake a more serious expedition in the region, like climbing Lobuche East and Island Peak as part of your trip to Everest Base Camp then you will not be covered by standard Everest Base Camp Trek insurance policies as both these peaks stand over 6,000m and require ropes and crampons to climb. Be sure to check your itinerary and if it involves any non-standard routes or mountaineering you will have to contact your local mountaineering association in your country for advice on proper mountaineering insurance.

EBC Trek Insurance
Illnesses
It is a well-known fact that the hygiene standards in Nepal are not up to scratch, so you will want to check that your policy covers hospitalization should you be unlucky and come down with a serious bout of diarrhoea, for example.

Some policies will also require you to have various vaccinations before you leave based on your country of origin, so be sure to check before you depart!

EBC Trek Insurance
Flights and Baggage
Nowadays travel insurance always covers lost or stolen baggage but usually only up to a certain value. As you will be carrying fairly expensive and vital gear such as hiking boots, sleeping bags and thermal jackets, you should check with the insurance provider as to how much they will cover.

A good tip when travelling to Everest Base Camp Trek is to keep all your valuable items and vital trekking gear in your hand luggage. Also, make sure to wear your boots. In that case, if there is a mishap with your bags you can replace the cheaper items and still crack on with the trek!

EBC Trek Insurance
General Cover
Most policies will cover cancelled flights to and from Kathmandu, but because the trek involves a domestic flight to Lukla you should check with your policy provider if they cover cancellation of those flights in addition to the international ones. If you have booked with a tour operator the internal flight will be bundled into the full tour price and should therefore be covered if the tour is cancelled.

EBC Trek Insurance
Recommendation
The one policy provider that stands out above others for adventure travel insurance is Worldnomads.com. They offer well-priced insurance that covers most of the considerations listed and will cover treks up to 6,000m. They are very professional and helpful if you have any queries. Make use of their quote calculator below buy insurance for your Everest Base Camp Trek.

FAQs
  • Everest Base camp trek and hike is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Along a route dubbed by some as “the steps to heaven,” every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity – beautiful forests, Sherpa villages sherpa cultures , glacial moraines, and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, our full trekking support staff will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world.

  • The Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal that takes you to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. The trek offers stunning mountain views, picturesque Sherpa villages, and a glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle.

  • The standard Everest Base Camp Trek is usually completed in 12 days, but the duration can vary depending on the itinerary and trekking pace.

  • The best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear, and the skies are usually free from clouds, offering the best views of the mountains.

  • The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered moderately difficult. It involves long days of trekking, steep ascents and descents, and high altitudes, which can be challenging for some trekkers. However, with proper acclimatization and a good level of fitness, most people can complete the trek successfully.

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