Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days
Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days is a wonderful trek, suitable for those trekkers looking to step on the foot of Mt. Everest and explore various cultural and natural attractions of the Khumbu region which is on the way to the base camp of Mt Everest, in just 12 days. The journey is safer and shorter, likewise, the short Everest base camp trek cost is more affordable than other higher region Everest Base Camp Trek. If you are looking for a time-friendly and budget-friendly Everest base camp trek then this Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days is a perfect choice for you.
Trekking to the Everest Base Camp with a fabulous view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nangkartshang peak (5,083m), Pumori, Makalu (8,463m), Island top (6,189m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m), and Lhotse (8,516m)is totally an unforgettable experience. Other than the beautiful peaks, the alluring sunrise view of Everest from Kala Patthar summit (5,643m), Tenzing-Hillary journeying trails, ancient monasteries, traditional villages, turquoise lakes, narrow passes, and lovely hills are major highlights of this 12 days trek. March, May, and September to November are suitable months to go for this trek considering the temperature, the trail, visibility, and the weather. This trek requires trekkers to have a good physical condition and a strong mentality.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Fly Lukla (2,840 m/ 9,372 ft) and Phakding (2,610 m/ 8,613 ft) | Flight: 30 minutes | Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: LD|
|Day 02:||Namche (3440 m/ 11,283 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 03:||Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) – (First day for acclimatization) Meal: BLD|
|Day 04:||Tengboche (3,867 m/ 12,684 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs Meal: BLD|
|Day 05:||Dingboche (4,358m / 14, 295 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs Meal: BLD|
|Day 06:||Dingboche (4,358 m) – (second day for acclimatization) Meal: BLD|
|Day 07:||Lobuche (4,928 m/ 16,164 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs Meal: BLD|
|Day 08:||Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/ 17,575 ft) and return to Gokarshep ( 5,160 m/ 16,929 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs Meal: BLD|
|Day 09:||Morning Kalapathar (5,550 m/ 18,204 ft) and Pheriche (4358m/ 14,295 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs Meal: BLD|
|Day 10:||Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/ 11,283 ft) | Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 11:||Lukla (2,840 m/ 9,372 ft) Trek: 6/7 hrs Meal: BLD|
|Day 12:||Fly to Kathmandu | Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B|
Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Fly Lukla (2,840 m/ 9,372 ft) and Phakding (2,610 m/ 8,613 ft) | Flight: 30 minutes | Trek: 3/4 hrs.
The first-day early morning after breakfast, we will be transferred to Kathmandu Domestic Airport to catch our flight towards Lukla. It holds nearly 30 to 35 minutes of time over the white Himalayas to reach Lukla Airport (gateway of trekking). On Lukla, you will be introduced to other trekking members and after a few minutes of packing and arrangements, we develop our short trek towards Phakding. However, the first-day short trek assists proper acclimatization for you and steeping on Phakding, the first night of trekking will be at one of the guest houses in Phakding.
Day 02: Namche (3440 m/ 11,283 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs.
This second day of trekking towards Everest base camp takes us through pleasing pine forests along the bank of Dudh Koshi River passing the first suspension bridge and many small villages to Monju (gateway of Sagarmatha National Park). Eventually, after a short time, we reach the check post and after short formalities, we entrance forward to Sagarmatha National Park. Our trial further offers lovely forests, old monuments, and many short and long suspension bridges across Dudh Koshi River, and after walking some certain time, we reach Namche Bazaar (gateway of Everest base camp trekking).
Day 03: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) – (First day for acclimatization)
This is the first day of acclimatization considered as a rest day but we need to stay active and moving instead of being idle. This day, we move a hike to Thame or explore throughout Namche Bazaar which offers the first sight of Mount Everest with encircled snowcapped mountains and the largest Sherpa settlement. Actually, Namche bazaar is the center of the Khumbu region which holds many internet cafes, restaurants, and other amenities for relaxing and many monuments, museums, and parks for visiting on endure time.
Day 04: Tengboche (3,867 m/ 12,684 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs
Forth day after having a delightful breakfast, we develop our trek through a zigzag trail crossing the valley above Dudh Koshi River which provides the opportunity to sight wild musk deer, multi-colored pheasants, the herd of Himalayan Thar, and much other flora and fauna. Walking some more hours passing through many views of the giant Himalayas, beautiful settlements, terraced fields, and pleasing rhododendron and pine forests, we are probably offered by the most beautiful spot of the Everest region, Tengboche. There we explore the Tengboche monastery (Khumbu region's largest monastery) which is really improbable and have a night there at the lodge.
Day 05: Dingboche (4,358m / 14, 295 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs
As usual, we start our trek after having breakfast from Tengboche. Crossing Imja Khola and lush rhododendron forest we climb up to the valley’s highest year-round settlement of Pangboche and passing several fascinating mini walls and small villages, we short sight Pangboche monastery. You can also get a close view of Mount Ama Dablam from there and in the afternoon collecting different and new experiences, we continue our walk to Pheriche from where our route takes Imja valley and after the last climb offer Dingboche.
Day 06: Dingboche (4,358 m) – (second day for acclimatization)
Today the sixth day is also separated for acclimatization but we won’t stay idle. This day we head towards the north, behind the village to collect a breathtaking view of many visible short and tall mountains (Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Lhotse especially). You are also offered to notice Imja Khola valley, fields, and pastures of Dingboche or you can explore throughout the valley for the whole day. We won’t step forward on the sixth day so this night we will be staying at Dingboche.
Day 07: Lobuche (4,928 m/ 16,164 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs
On the seventh day after having breakfast, we trigger our trek upward to Dungla through Khumbu Khola valley, and during our trek, we appreciate memorial stupas, Chola Lake, Majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7,138 m), wooden bridge, and roaring stream too. Finally stepping on Dungla, we head towards the mortal Khumbu Glacier of Mount Everest, and many great giant peaks like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal are spotted from Khumbu Glacier and after splitting stunning Khumbu Glacier we gently move upward and reach Lobuche for the night.
Day 08: Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/ 17,575 ft) and return to Gokarshep ( 5,160 m/ 16,929 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs
As usual, after having selected breakfast, we leave Lobuche and continue our walk towards Gokarshep to have lunch and again start to climb up focusing on Everest base camp. After a certain walk, we pass the pyramid sign and now you can spot the real giant north face of Mount Everest and many other tall mountains too. Near from small ascend you are offered a really stunting 360° view with tall snowy mountains around. Developing trek continuously through rocky and glacial trail viewing amazing views, you step to Everest base camp (aimed destination). After sightseeing and captures, we return to Gokarshep to stay.
Day 09: Morning Kalapathar (5,550 m/ 18,204 ft) and Pheriche (4358m/ 14,295 ft) | Trek: 5/6 hrs
This ninth day is the day to step on the highest elevation point of the trekking towards Kalapathar. We develop our trek forward to the viewpoint of Kalapathar in the early morning and after some hours of walk before the sunshine, we catch the sight of Kalapathar (Black rock) and other more tall mountains around and we notice that view of Kala Patthar grows as golden with the first light of the day spots there and gradually return back as same as before. After having a genius look we walk be back to Pheriche to stay overnight there.
Day 10: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/ 11,283 ft) | Trek: 4/5 hrs.
On the tenth day after having a hot breakfast, we catch the same route that we had developed before towards Pangboche village and return crossing Imja Khola, pleasing forests, numerous bridges, and many settlements to reach Tengboche. Extending our walk continuously, passing praying stones and mini walls we step Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon, and on this tenth night, we will spend our night enjoying Sherpa cultural dances and dishes at Namche bazaar.
Day 11: Lukla (2,840 m/ 9,372 ft) Trek: 6/7 hrs
On the eleventh day we shoot out trek early morning from Namche along crossing through Dudh Koshi River, suspension bridges, and settlements, we reach Monjo. As past, after considering some formalities at the check post of National Park we head towards Phakding. This is the last day of our walk and almost, most of the tracks are open plains with rhododendron and pine forests and ancient monuments on the way. In the evening after you step on Lukla your time will be spent on entertainment and memory sharing with crew members.
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu | Flight: 30 minutes
Last day of our trekking, we catch our scheduled flight from Lukla over snow-capped mountains to Kathmandu. Normally flights are in the morning time but you can have plenty of time for your breakfast. The guide takes care of your Airport management along with your bags and luggage will be carried by local porters to the airport. After you will return back to Kathmandu private vehicles will be awaiting you to pick and shift to your hotel.
- Ground Transportation: Airport pick up & drop off service by a private vehicle.
- Accommodation during Trek: 11 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in the attached bathroom in available places ]
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
- Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- The exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal arrival visa
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 75 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 90 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 150 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download VISA form and fill up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal, 3.5 % service charge is applicable as per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, we suggest you bring some cash in USD just in case your card doesn’t work. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given reference of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Departure dates and price
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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Excellent guide, landscape, and whole experience.
Our guided private trek was excellent. His English is great, and he is both friendly and humorous. We are both slow walkers, and he was extremely patient with us. We see him as a buddy after 12 days together. The journey is fantastic: the walking is strenuous, but you can order food from a vast menu and sleep in a luxurious bed every evening. This is a trek that I would strongly suggest to everyone.- Vincent R. ( )