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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Challenging
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Kala Patthar (5555 Meters)
  • Activity Everest Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Panoramic views of Mount Everest, Pumari, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more peaks during sunrise from Kalapathar
  • Views of the Khumbu Icefall and glacier are breathtaking from Everest Base Camp.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to tour the Buddhist monasteries at Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche, and Panboche.
  • Views of snow-capped mountains, including Lobuche East, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Lobuche West, Thamserku, Taboche Peak, etc.
  • Exciting climb to the base of Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world
  • Trekking over the difficult, remote, and adventurous terrains of the Khumbu region
  • Discover the fauna and flora of the Nepalese Everest Region, which includes several rare and endangered species.
  • Exploration of the Khumbu region's cultural history, including its Tibetan Buddhist temples, villages, and other landmarks.
  • The teahouses and lodges run by Sherpas offer a warm welcome and hospitality.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular adventure treks in the world. The 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek offers spectacular views of the highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Everest, and many other snow-capped Himalayan mountains. Mount Everest, with its peerless height of 8848 m, has its charm which allures trekkers to witness its beautiful icy faces, and climbers to scale its glorious height. For this reason, Everest Base Camp has become one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world.

We begin the 12 days on the Everest Base Camp trek with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. On reaching Lukla, we follow the trekking trail to the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar and the Buddhist Monastery of Tyangboche, a place of serenity that also enjoys some splendid views of the highest mountains, including Mount Everest (8848 m), Mount Lhotse (8501 m), Mount Cho Oyu (8153 m), Mount Makalu (8463 m) and Mount Ama Dablam (6856 m) among others. During the 12 days Everest Base Camp trek, our trail passes through many glaciers, to finally reach the foot of Mount Everest, which will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

The 12 days Everest Base Camp trek is considered moderately difficult and adventurous. If you are physically fit and have a good sense of adventure, you will enjoy it. Our 12 days Everest Base Camp itinerary is designed to acclimatize you gradually so you do not have to worry about any altitude sickness. But, we request you to check your altitude fitness and the designed itinerary before the trip to Everest Base Camp.

We have specialized in the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal since the day of our inception. And we offer the trek with the best prices and services. Our 12 days Everest Base Camp trekking package is the most purchased one among treks offered by Green Valley Nepal, and it has always been one of the best deals for trekkers as well. Green Valley Nepal has designed the 12 days Everest Base Camp itinerary with a tea house and lodge accommodation. We have a team of expert professional Sherpa trekking guides and porters to guide you throughout the trip and handle everything while understanding your overall needs and interests during your 12 days Everest Base Camp trek.

If you want to know the heights of different landmarks on your trekking adventure, check out our well-designed Everest Base Camp Trek Map. It has detailed information to help you decide where to get used to higher places and plan your trip wisely. Whether you are climbing tall mountains or exploring beautiful valleys, our map has lots of helpful details about elevation. By using this important resource, you can make smart choices and have a safer and more fun journey. Find out the heights you will conquer and start your trek with confidence and clear knowledge.

Benefits of Booking 12 Days Trek to Everest Base Camp with Us

  • International and Domestic Airport Pickup And Drop off service
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-Shirt
  • Free Everest Base Camp Trek Map
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek Distance, Duration, and Altitude

Trekking Route

Distance (Kilometers)

Duration (Hours)

Altitude (Meters)

Lukla to Phakding

7.8 

3 to 4

2610

Phakding to Namche Bazaar

10.4

5 to 6

3440

Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

9.2

5 to 6 

3810

Tengboche to Dingboche

9.1

4 to 5

4410

Dingboche to Lobuche

7.9

4 to 5 

4910

Lobuche to Gorakshep

4.5

3 to 4

5140

Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp

3.5

3 to 4

5364

Gorakshep to Kalapatthar

2

2 to 3

5545

Gorakshep to Pheriche

9.5

4 to 5

4240

Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

14.3

7 to 8

3440

Namche Bazaar to Lukla

13.5

7 to 8 

2840

What You Can Expect from 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?

  • Lukla serves as the starting point for the 12-day Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. You must take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. One of the world's most daring airports, Lukla, will be the location of the aircraft's landing.
  • You will pass through Sagarmatha National Park on your walk. Alpine greenery abounds in the national park, which is a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site. It is covered in rhododendron, blue pine, birch, fir, juniper, bamboo, and birch woods. While walking to Everest Base Camp, you will traverse these woods.
  • The Everest area is home to several stunning mountains. You will visit Kala Pathar during this 12-day journey to Everest Base Camp. The most breathtaking view of Everest is seen from Kala Pathar.
  • Sherpas who follow Tibetan Buddhism are widespread in the Everest region. By visiting the Tengboche Monastery, you will have plenty of opportunities to learn about the local culture. You may learn about this area's rich cultural heritage by observing the monastery and the visitors.

Is 12-day Everest Base Camp Trekking Suitable for You?

Attitude is everything while hiking in the Everest area. Being ready for the unexpected is a requirement of adventure travel by nature. Do not anticipate the same standards you are accustomed to in developed nations or distant locations. 12 Days EBC Trek Itinerary may change since remote regions might be unexpected at times. You need to be adaptable, upbeat, and willing to take on all the obstacles that come with your Everest base camp odyssey if you want to enjoy your journey and get the most out of your adventure. This walk would be best for you if you are new to the outdoors.

To appreciate 12 Days on Everest Base Camp Trekking, you need to be accustomed to walking for 4 to 6 hours every day for several days straight, with some days being considerably longer. We want you to stroll without hurrying and at a speed that seems comfortable to you. This is a crucial component of doing such journeys in the most populated area of the world. To enjoy this traditional Himalayan trek to the south side of the formidable Everest to its fullest, you need to be physically fit and an energetic walker.

How To Get Prepared For Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trekking?

The standard EBC journey is shortened into the 12-day Everest Base Camp trek. As a result, you won't get as much rest as you usually would. It is perhaps more crucial for you to plan adequately for the hike. Before you try this excursion, you should practice hiking. Before doing this expedition, complete 4 to 5 treks. You must do aerobic exercises such as jogging, cycling, or swimming to prepare for the 12-day Everest Base Camp trek.

Elevation masks can also be used during exercise to increase endurance. You should work on enhancing your diet while exercising. To build the proper amount of strength in your body, you'll need to eat foods high in both protein and carbs. For this walk, you need to mentally prepare yourself in addition to physically. If something goes wrong, you must address it without becoming panicked. If you are both physically and emotionally prepared for this walk, you can finish this trek with comfort.

Read More:How to Train for 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Cost 2024 and 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with different prices as group size, please follow for details:

No. of PaxStarting PriceInquiry
1USD 1125Inquiry
2 to 4USD 1050Inquiry
5 to 8USD 999Inquiry
9 to 12USD 950Inquiry

If you have any questions about the 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek cost feel free to contact us via Whatsapp (24hrs) 

Day to Day Itinerary
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After having breakfast in the morning, you will get transferred to the domestic terminal of the Kathmandu Domestic Airport to catch your scheduled morning flight to Lukla. Lukla is the starting point of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking. After 30 minutes scenic flight above the breathtaking green and white Himalayas, you will land at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Then you will meet porters and other crew members and start Trekking. After a few hours of walking, you will reach Phakding. You will only have a short hike today to assist with the proper acclimatization. However, if you are interested, you can also take a side trip to a nearby monastery.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • 6.2 kilometers

This is the second day of your Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trek. Today, you will walk through a beautiful forest of pine. The walk will lead you along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges. Hillary Suspension Bridge is one of the famous suspension bridges you will be crossing today. En route, you will witness the wonderful views of Mount Thamserku (6618m). You will pass through the settlement of Benkar and Monjo and eventually arrive at the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Before reaching Namche, you will also pass through the last village of Jorsale. Our trail further ascends through the forests and bridges until you will reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. You will get the first sight of Mount Everest over the Lhotse and Nuptse ridges just after a final steep ascent for about two hours. To reach Namche, you will still have to walk for about an hour and a half further. Namche Bazaar is the gateway of Everest Base Camp Trekking, and also the main trading center of the Everest region.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 7.4 kilometers

While trekking at a high altitude, it is always recommended to acclimatize properly. As a result 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary dedicates today as an acclimatization day. You need to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. So, you will either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde, or relaxing and exploring the Namche Bazaar itself. Actually, Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu Region and has many Government Offices, Internet Cafes, ATMs, Restaurants, Shops, and other amenities. Our guides will take you to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park, where you can observe an assortment of things that are related to the First Everest Climbers and Sherpa Culture. You will also get to learn about various flora and fauna in Everest Region.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trek to Tengboche is dusty and winding, but the panoramic views from the monastery make it all worthwhile. There aren't many hard ascents and descents, there's plenty of time to focus on photography. Photographing stupas (Buddhist temples), prayer flags, Mani walls (Walls with Buddhist Prayers Engraved onto Them), mountains like Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and Tengboche Monastery are all worthwhile endeavors.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 9.8 kilometers

The trek from Tengboche to Dingboche begins with a visit to the region's oldest Buddhist monastery. The trek continues through alpine woods to Upper Pangboche, a big settlement, and then past Shomare, Orsho, and Tsuro Wog villages. While traveling through the Khumbila Khola valley to the ridge top, one may enjoy breathtaking views of the rising mountains of Taboche (6,495m), Mount Thamserku (6,608m), Mount Ama Dablam (6812m), Mount Nuptse (7,861m), Mount Cholatse (6,440m), and Mount Lhotse (8,516m), among others. Dingboche is ultimately reached after continuing up the path past Imja Khola.

 

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 11 kilometers

Because of the higher altitude, today is your second acclimatization day as per the EBC trek itinerary of 12 days. You will be rewarded with a spectacular view, but you will need to get some rest in order to complete the final leg of your adventure. On this day, you might choose to visit Dingboche and the surrounding villages of Chhukung and Imja or take a rest for the next hike. Short hikes can be done in a variety of ways. Nagarjun Hill (2,128m), and Chhukung Ri (5,546m) are all possible hikes. The top of Nagarjun Hill provides views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lobuche, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and other peaks.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • 4.3 kilometers

The trek begins with a climb through the Khumbu Khola valley to Duglha. As you get closer to Dusa, the valley begins to shrink. The route is difficult, with various massive boulders and mountain yaks going by at a high height nearby. Many memorials with praying flags and stones in remembrance of climbers who died on the way to Mt. Everest may also be found. You will then arrive at the path that connects Gokyo Lakes and Cho-La Pass. Peaks like Khumbuste (6,636m), Lingtren (6,749m), and Pumori (7,161m) may also be seen. In a usual hike towards Lobuche, you might easily become fatigued walking across the mountainous terrain. Only a few residences exist in Lobuche.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 2 to 4 hours
  • 3.3 kilometers

Today is the most important day of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking, your trail to Gorakshep goes ahead through the side of the Khumbu Glacier. Your path passes through the pyramid signpost. A decent ascent would take you to the Thangma Riju from where you can perceive a 360-degree vista of snowcapped mountains. As you will reach Gorakshep, the surrounding snowcapped mountains, including the top of the world welcome you. From Gorakshep, you will trek to Everest Base Camp. After having the rewarding views of Mount Everest and other mountains around your site, you will return back to Gorakshep where you will stay overnight.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • 11 kilometers

Today you will reach the highest point of the Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trekking. So, you will make an early start in the morning to catch the dramatic mountain views from Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar is considered one of the finest viewpoints in the EBC 12 Days Trekking. From Kalapatthar, you can observe the first light of the day shining on the glorious Mount Everest. Similarly, the familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Mount Khumbutse, and Mount Changtse among others tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself rising between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. You can take pictures of the mountains around you. After spending some hours in Kalapatthar, you will descend back to Gorakshep. After having breakfast, you will gradually descend down to Pheriche where you will stay overnight.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • 12 kilometers

Today is going to be an easy walk down to the lower altitudes. As your Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trek Route will follow the same route back to the terminal moraines at Dughla and following the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, now you will have to pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages of Pheriche, and Orsho along with Shomare. You will then reach Pangboche village where you can explore the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of repulsive snowman Yeti. You will leave the mountains behind you and descend through Tengboche Monastery at an elevation of 3860m before you will reach Namche.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 15 kilometers

Eleventh day and last day of your Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trekking Itinerary, today's trekking trail has descended steeply downward. Therefore, you will need to walk slowly and under control as your shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. The trail becomes more level and natural after crossing the suspension bridges over the raging Dudh Koshi River. You will start to get warmed up by the light breeze by today. Passing through the lovely forests of pine and rhododendrons, you will eventually arrive at Lukla where we stay overnight.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 13.5 kilometers

Today you will fly back to Kathmandu after a long mountain journey. You will catch your morning flight from Lukla and after about 35 minutes, you will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you can take your time and rest, or go for last-minute shopping.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast
  • 30 to 35 minutes
  • 138 kilometers

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

Trip Map
12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek map
Cost Includes
  • Pickup from Kathmandu international Airport
  • Flight ticket to Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechhap including airport transfer to domestic airport.
  • All necessary permits for 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek
  • 11 nights’ accommodation during the trek (Twin Sharing Base)
  • Purified drinking water (Ef-Chlor – water purification tablet)
  • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket (return after complet the trip)
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide with medical kit (Lukla to Lukla)
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, equipment, foods and Hotel etc..
  • Flight ticket to Kathmandu or Ramechhap from Lukla includes transportation.
  • Certificate of achievement (If needed)
  • Farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant in Thamel before your departure from Nepal
  • Free luggage stored at Green Valley Nepal Store During the Trek
  • An airport transfer service for your final departure
Cost Excludes
  • International airfare, Nepal visa fee and any kind of insurance
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (if you would like to take a porter to carry your stuff it will cost you USD 220 each porter, who can carry maximum 25 KG)
  • expenses during the trekking such as hot shower, all kind of drinks, extra meals, Wi-Fi or data, battery charging, upgraded accommodation etc..
  • Tips for Staffs (it is expected)
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-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.
  • If you want to cancel the trip for any reason, you can let us know at least 30 days in advance. Wewill refund your deposit. If you want to cancel the trip within a 30-day period, we will keep your deposit until you find out the next schedule.
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Useful Info

Best Time (Season) to Hike Mount Everest Camp in 12 Days

Spring and autumn are the two most popular trekking seasons in Nepal, whether it's for Everest Base Camp or any other place.

The months of February, March, April, and May have mostly steady and dry weather with a mild climate. This time of year is ideal for hiking in the Everest area, with daily views of the mountains and scenery that are crystal clear. Thousands of flowers and plants bloom in the spring, making the walk in Nepal more attractive and fun.

Autumn, which encompasses the months of September, October, November, and December, is another fantastic time to hike at Everest Base Camp. During the fall, daytime temperatures range from 14 to 20 degrees Celsius, while overnight temperatures might drop to -5 to -10 degrees Celsius, making it ideal for hiking.

Food at 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

As a result of the high altitude ascent, your body will require enough carbohydrates and proteins. Food and delicacies from the local area are highly recommended since they are considerably more hygienic. Dal Bhat, a Nepalese meal, is a great option since it has both carbs and protein. The lentils, beans, and pulses soup will provide you with lots of protein. Additional nutrition will be provided via seasonal veggies.

Momo (dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery products, tea, coffee, and more are among the menu items available. High-fiber grains such as buckwheat, millet, and barley are also nutritionally rich. Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, curry meals, and fried rice are just a few of the foods that may be made quickly.

At high elevations, fresh vegetable products, green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup are all highly recommended. We will not recommend non-vegetarian selections since the meat may not be as hygienic. At high altitudes, dairy food, alcoholic beverages, caffeinated beverages, and hot chocolates must all be avoided.

Accommodation for 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

We will manage you a high-end accommodation and teahouse at your price range. Our 12-day Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary offers accommodations in budget-friendly hotels and lodges. The teahouse has comfortable mattresses with pillows, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, and other amenities. The accommodation usually has two single beds for two trekkers in a group, but if necessary, a single room can be given. Our accommodation offers nice views, comfortable mattresses, and attached bathrooms (not everywhere). If you are touring alone, we can arrange separate rooms.

Difficulties of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Package is a moderate trip that lasts 12 days. This journey might be difficult for those who are new to hiking, particularly in Himalayan terrain. Because you'll be hiking through dangerous trails filled with numerous obstacles. You can overcome any challenges on this hike if you train effectively and plan ahead of time. You must hike for at least 5 to 6 hours each day on this expedition. The terrain is steep and strenuous, with several ups and downs. Good health and physical fitness are required for this expedition.

Some of the significant challenges that you may face during this high-altitude trek are as follows:

  • Altitude sickness is a serious challenge on every Nepal hiking trip. Trekkers are susceptible to altitude sickness because the routes traverse through high altitudes exceeding 4000m.
  • This trek's paths take you through difficult, isolated, hilly, and harsh terrain. As a result, you'll have to traverse through these trials and establish your abdominal muscles. The trekkers will also face a variety of obstacles, such as tiny cliffs, steep routes, meadows, deep valleys, boulder-filled roads, and so on.
  • During the expedition, the trekkers must walk for at least 5 to 6 hours every day for 10 to 12 days. Most trekkers will find these long-distance hikes hard. For individuals who have never hiked in these surroundings before, going for such a lengthy period of time might be rather overwhelming.

Green Valley Nepal Trek's 12 days Everest Base Camp Itinerary is designed to carefully acclimatize trekkers so they don't get altitude sickness.

Requirement of Travel Insurance for 12 days Everest Base Camp Trip

Travel insurance is required for trekkers taking part in any mountain treks or tours for safety purposes. Purchasing travel insurance, especially while traveling in mountainous locations, is like having a safety net on which you can rely and relax while on your excursion. We strongly advise purchasing comprehensive travel insurance that includes emergency helicopter rescue and medical evacuation coverage. It will be an added protection trip, including coverage for personal injury, damage, evacuation costs, and any sickness. Having appropriate travel insurance will give you not only peace of mind while traveling with us, but also total coverage for any catastrophes that may occur.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies during 12 Days Trek to Everest Base Camp

While hiking around the world's tallest peak, you need to take some safety precautions. The risk of high altitude sickness is quite serious while undertaking the Everest 12 Days Trek. You should practice appropriate acclimatization by rising gently, drinking enough fluids, avoiding alcohol, and quitting smoking before starting your journey. To avoid high altitude sickness, some hikers take Acetazolamide (Diamox), which will aid in your body's proper acclimatization. Above 3,000 meters in elevation, the preventive dosage is 125 mg taken two or three times each day. If symptoms such as a headache, nausea, lack of appetite, trouble falling asleep, weariness, dizziness, or lightheadedness arise, raise the dose to 250 mg twice or three times daily. When symptoms of high altitude sickness become severe, you should descend right away, if required with assistance, a porter, or guide.

Everest 12 Days Trekking Packing List, Gears, Equipment

Although there are several stores in Kathmandu where you may buy and rent trekking-related goods, we strongly urge that you carry all of your clothing and equipment from your residence. The following are some of the main suggestions:

  • -20 degree sleeping bag ( having a sleeping bag liner is useful if you do trek more high altitude)
  • Duffel Bag Or Rucksack Bag with a waterproof cover
  • Thermal Vests and lightweight thermal tops
  • Fleece Jacket or Pullover
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Hiking shorts
  • Fleece or tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight walking pants
  • Thin inner socks and Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots and Camp Sandals
  • Woolen Hat and Sunglasses
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Water bottles and Water purifiers
  • First Aid Kit
  • Toiletries

Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

Safety and Satisfaction for 12 days Everest Base Camp Trip

The Everest Base Camp Itinerary is a fully guided trip lasting 12 days. You will be accompanied by a local guide who is extremely experienced, informed, and kind. We deal with qualified guides who are fully insured and have undergone extensive training by the Nepalese government. For safety reasons, our guides will bring all of the necessary gear as well as a first-aid kit with them on the hike. If you have any medical supplies, we recommend bringing them along.

If any of our group members become unwell due to altitude sickness or other unexpected situations, we will send a rescue chopper to return our customers. In this scenario, we may need to file a claim with your travel insurance to pay the costs of your rescue, so make sure you have good travel insurance that covers medical evacuation and an emergency rescue helicopter up to 600 meters.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Booking Procedure

The Nepalese trekking and adventure company Green Valley Nepal Treks is licensed by the government. We also collaborate with a number of regional and worldwide tourist organizations, so anybody interested in an adventure is invited to reserve a spot on our Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trek and become a member of our family. You must pay a deposit of 10% of the total trip cost to complete your booking for the 12 Days Everest Trek with us. This is done in order to guarantee all bookings, including those for lodging, guides, trekking permits, transportation, and other services. When you arrive, you may quickly pay the balance in cash or with a credit card. Additionally, we would like to ask that you submit all necessary paperwork, including copies of your passport and travel insurance policies, at the time of booking.

Lukla Flight and Weather Condition - 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Due to inclement weather, the flight to Lukla or the return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu may be canceled. Even during peak season, it can happen at any time. If your flight is canceled, you will have to shorten the duration of your excursion.

If the regular flight is canceled, a helicopter is available. When aircraft are unable to fly, helicopters are available; if the trip team chooses this alternative, we may arrange it; however, there will be an additional charge, and precise costs cannot be confirmed until the time, since prices are determined by availability and quality. A helicopter ride to or from Lukla is estimated to cost between $300 and $500 per person. Clients must pay this amount in full at the time of service. The weight restriction for the aircraft to Lukla is 10kg for main luggage and 6 to 8kg for hand luggage.

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What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TripAdvisor

    Trekking With GVNT Is a Next-Level Experience without Any Doubt

    We recently completed a 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp with Green Valley. Overall our trip was incredible and certainly life-changing!

    We had a couple of problems flying to Lukla at the start due to bad weather, however, Arjun was fantastic in managing to find us new seats as early as possible to get us out there as quickly as he could! Thanks again Arjun, it was appreciated.

    In relation to the trip itself, our Green Valley Guide was DK (Darnell), and he was fantastic. He really helped us to maintain a steady pace, and kept on top of us to make sure we were drinking enough water and eating enough food! This certainly helped us stay healthy and full of energy during the crucial trip.

    DK is a very knowledgeable guide who has many stories and facts to tell you about every mountain peak, he has a great sense of humor and makes us laugh every single day. He made the trip so much more fun and was very patient with us too. It wouldn't have been the same without him.

    Special mention also to our porter “Ram" who was incredible. He carried our bags every day, always arrived early, and always made sure he arrived at the next accommodation before us so that our luggage was waiting when we arrived!

    Overall an incredible experience. Thank you to everyone at Green Valley for always being available, and working hard to make sure our trip went smoothly from start to finish!

    We wish you all the best for the future, and will hopefully see you again!

    B
    BenMay 18, 2024Philippines
  • TrustPilot

    Fabulous Experience - Very Well Organized With Friendly And Experienced Staff. Highly Recommended.

    Completed the 12-day trek (Lukla-EBC-Lukla) in gorgeous weather during the second half of Oct 2023 with my daughter. We were welcomed at KTM airport by the Green Valley Nepal Trek staff who brought us to our hotel. Met up later in the day with Arjun who briefed us in detail on our trek. Once we left Kathmandu and reached Lukla, we met with our porter (Bale) and our experienced guide (Lakpa) who proved to be essential in making our trek a huge success.

    Very pleasant, friendly, and helpful - highly recommended to future trekkers! We successfully reached EBC but decided to skip Kala Pathar (the thought of starting in the very early morning in the dark at -15C with only half the oxygen was a bit much for us when we were already suffering from some minor Altitude Mountain Sickness symptoms).

    After returning to Kathmandu, we had a nice farewell dinner with Arjun. He fully understands the trekking business having started as a porter himself a long time ago. We highly recommend Green Valley Nepal Treks to anyone who is looking for an optimal trekking experience! Thank you, Arjun, Lakpa, and Bale for this amazing experience!

    C
    ClarissaApril 24, 2024Turkey
FAQs
  • There is, in fact. There is a baggage limitation for every flight you take. No different on the flight to Lukla. You are permitted to take 15 kilograms of cargo per passenger on your flight. In your checked luggage, you are allowed to bring 10 kilograms, and in your hand luggage, 5 kg.

  • The number of trekkers is fairly minimal if you go to EBC in the winter. The majority of the rooms in which you will be staying will be unoccupied. In certain circumstances, billing is free. However, charging will be exceedingly challenging and most definitely not free during the busiest hiking seasons. You may be required to pay the teahouse/hotel proprietors up to $5 per hour to charge your electrical gadgets.

  • Yes. You can hike to EBC on your own by following other hikers or groups. But we don’t recommend trekking alone. If you don't want to hire a guide and want to take any side roads that cross passes, consider hiring a local porter. It's for your own protection. Also, the safety of those who may be called upon to assist you if you become incapacitated.

  • The optimum time to go to Everest Base Camp is based on the activities you want to undertake there. Trekking is best done in the spring (March-May) or fall (October-November), whereas a helicopter trip may be done at any time outside of the rainy season. Winter isn't out of the question, though; if you are prepared for the cold, you will be rewarded with stunning mountain vistas.

  • Yes! Courtesy to the Everest Link company, WIFI is available at Everest Base Camp and over 200 hotspots along the way.

  • You can leave it at our office or keep it at your hotel (the majority of hotels in Kathmandu provide storage areas).

  • Before three months of trekking, you should perform physical activities like running and walking. To avoid experiencing altitude sickness when trekking, you should have a medical examination and maintain a healthy blood pressure level.

  • To avoid altitude sickness, acclimatization, regular hydration, adequate rest, and correct nutrition should be practiced. If you have discomfort, you should take altitude sickness medication.

  • Yes, it is feasible to trek to Everest Base Camp during the monsoon season, but because of the weather, it is not possible to go by flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Instead, you must use a bus or a jeep to get to Salleri, where you may then begin your trek. Because there are no flights, poor mountain visibility, and rain at low altitudes (after 4000 meters), June, July, and August are not the best months to attempt an Everest hike. Even though we advise against it, you can trek to Everest Base Camp during the monsoon.

  • Yes, you can eat vegetarian cuisine with no issues as most lodges provide vegetarian dishes. To prevent food poisoning, we constantly advise our clients to consume vegetarian meals. Eating large, meat-based meals at a high altitude is not very healthy.

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