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Everest Base Camp Short Trek-12 Days

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USD $1050


12 Days

Trip Facts

Trip Grade Strenuous
Max Altitude 5,545m/18,192ft
Activity Trekking & Hiking
Group Size Min. 02 Pax
Arrival On Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure From Kathmandu, Nepal
Accommodation Stone Built Houses (tea houses) during trek
Meals All meals during trek & breakfast in kathmandu

Introduction to Everest Base camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Short Trek takes you to the pinnacle of the massive range of snow-capped peaks, Mount Everest, which has fulfilled the appetite of adventure seekers and mountaineers alike. Follow the footsteps of legendary mountaineers and Everest’s first climbers, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir. Edmund Hillary and explore the scenic landscape with lushes, rhododendron lined gorges, wide glacier valleys, unique rural landscapes and local ethnic settlements, ancient monasteries, high altitude snow-capped passes and sweeping panoramic vistas of Himalayas as you reach the Khumbu Valley and the base of Mt. Everest. Join our Everest Base Camp Trek package for the life-changing experience as you experience the contrasts and diversity in cultural and historical heritage, natural scenery, flora and fauna, cuisines and mountain village lifestyle. The trek begins after you reach to the gateway of this beautiful valley, the scenic hill town of Lukla. The trail takes you downhill to the perennial and mighty Dudh Koshi River and through the farming villages, across suspension bridges, monasteries, passing Mani walls, prayer wheels, and tea houses before climbing back to the village of Phakding. Ahead in the trail, you have other villages, waterfalls and suspension bridges as you reach to the vertiginous bridge at Larja Dovan, the confluence of two mighty rivers, namely Bhote Koshi River and Dudh Koshi River. The slog up to the Namche Bazaar, the unofficial Sherpa capital of Khumbu Region, is the most exhausting but spectacular days on this trek. After reaching Namche Bazaar through the switchback ascent through the pine forest and acclimatizing there for a day, trekkers further head on towards the religious hubs of Tengboche and Pangboche through forests, stone steps, past water-driven prayer wheels and beautiful scene of the peaks. Each of these villages has ancient monasteries with intricate paintings, magnificent and scenic forests and mountain views as well as well preserved cultural heritage, festivals, and rituals. Dingboche is the next destination, the last permanent settlement in the trail from Tengboche, after which trekkers enter into the glacial moraine from the alpine grassland and trek through the lunar landscape of Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche. Walking on the rocky moraine, dodging the crevasses and witnessing the ice pinnacles, you shall reach to the Everest Base Camp to the south of infamous Everest Icefall, through Gorakshep. Detour up to the Kalapatthar, the iconic views of the mighty Everest and other neighboring high peaks before heading back to the Khumbu Valley to Namche Bazaar. Exiting the Sagarmatha National Park at Manjo village and flying back to Kathmandu the next day from Lukla the Everest Base Camp Trek shall come to an end. Trek to Everest Base Camp, one of the most iconic trekking adventures in the Himalayan nation of Nepal, is a moderately strenuous trek. The grandeur of Himalayas can be very well felt in this trek which is best preferred from March to May and September to December. Have a reasonable level of fitness for trekking into the vicinity of Everest and make sure you have mental endurance to continue trekking for an average of 5-6 hours on hilly terrain. Join with the team of Himalayan Holyland Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. for professional and quality service, carefully planned itinerary and experienced crew members. Experience nature in this trek and have the wonderful memories of your life.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla (2700m), (30min flight) & trek to Phakding (2650), 3 hrs.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hrs.

Day 03: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for the exploration and acclimatization.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m), 5 hrs.

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4400m), 5 hrs.

Day 06: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m), 4 hrs.

Day 07: Laboche to Gorakshep (5150m), 3.5 hrs. & EBC hike – Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 08: Morning hike to Kalapathar (5550m), 3hrs. & come to Lobuche (4910m), 2.5 hrs.

Day 09: Laboche to Tengboche (3860m), 5.5 hrs.

Day 10: Tengboche to Manjo (2835m), 6 hrs.

Day 11: Manjo to Lukla (2700m), Approx. 5hrs.

Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu flight back (30min) & farewell dinner.

Detail Itinerary


Kathmandu to Lukla - 2700m (30min flight) & trek to Phakding (2650m)

Kathmandu to Lukla – 2700m, (30min flight), walk to Phakding (2650) Appr. 3 hrs, on our walk there will be the river flowing on our left where as we continue our trail passing the bridges, forests, Buddhist monasteries and stone Chhorten (Stupa in the mountain region in Nepal) and on the right side of the trail Kusum Kanguru Peak (6367m) can be seen if weather is clean there. B/L/D


Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5 hrs

Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m) : Appr. 6hrs , the walk begins with the view beautiful flowing river, villages, forests, waterfalls and we pass through the highest suspension bridge in Khumbu region. On the half way, the lunch break will be at Manjo or Jorsalle. There is a trekking permit check post also. We have small break also here when they entry the permit. This day we will also see the Mt. Everest from Top Danda just near by the Namche Bazaar. B/L/D


Rest day in Namche Bazaar for the exploration/acclimatization

Rest at Namche Bazaar for the acclimatization, hike to, Kusum Kanguru, Taboche, Khonde Peak and many more. Everest view point – 3800m (1.30hrs), view of Everest, Amadablam, Kang-Taiga, Thamserku & many more. Back to Namche Bazar where Sagarmatha national park museum, Monastery and the local market can be visited.  B/L/D


Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)

Namche to Tengboche (3860m) appr. 5h, on this day we cross the river and there is beautiful rhododendron forest nearby the Tengboche. For lunch, we pause at Kenjoma or Phunki Tenga and we continue our trail to Tengboche; this is the biggest monastery in Khumbu region where the monks perform their religious rituals or Puja.  B/L/D


Tengboche to Dingboche Village (4400m)

Tengboche to Dingboche (4400m), appr. 5hrs, walk through the rhododendron forest with the view of river and we see the Mt. Amadablam closer and there is also monastery in Pangboche. Lunch will be at Pangboche or Somare. B/L/D


Dingboche to Labuche (4910m) via Thukla pass

Dingboche to Labuche (4910m), appr. 5hrs, the view is even clearer and nicer from here like, Island Peak, Labuche Peak, Taboche Peak, Mt. Nuptse & many more. On this day we pass the Thukla Pass (4830m), the pass looks normal but there is high chance of getting Altitude sickness. So better to drink sufficient water. B/L/D


Laboche to Gorakshep (5150m), 3 hrs walk

Laboche to Gorakshep (5150m), 3 hrs walk with some little slight steep, the view of Khumbu Glacier (the biggest glacier in Nepal), Kalapathar, Pumori, Nuptse, Everest can be seen better even this day. After Lunch at Gorakshep, we walk appr. 2 hrs for Everest Base camp (5364m) hiking through small glacier, a tiny lake and landslide area and the main part of the Khumbu Glacier can be seen there. We take photos and enjoy the view of Everest and surrounding mountains. Back to Gorakshep & overnight there. B/L/D


Early in the morning hike to Kalapatthar (5550m) & back to Labuche

Early in the morning walk to Kalapatthar (5550m) appr. 2.30 hrs for the spectacular view of the Mt. Everest and most of the mountain in this region. Back to Gorakshep, take breakfast and walk down to Laboche.  B/L/D


Laboche to Tengboche (3860m). 5.5 hrs walk - Lunch at Pangboche

Laboche to Tengboche (3860m), approx. 5hrs 30 min walk. We walk through Pheriche, Pangboche and Deboche villages. On the way we can see small forest, river, monastery, stupas and bridges. The Tengboche Monastry is the biggest monastery in Khumbu Valley. Lunch at Pangboche. B/L/D


Tengboche to Manjo (2835m). 6 hrs, lunch at Namche

Tengboche to Manjo (2835m) approx. 6hrs walk. After breakfast we walk down through the Rhododendron forest about an hour. Then after Fungi Thanga we climb to Kenjoma. For the Lunch we stop at Namche Bazaar. After lunch walk down to Manjo through Jorsalle village.  B/L/D


Manjo to Lukla (2700m) approx. 5hrs

Follow the descending trail from Manjo and forest to arrive at suspension bridge over Dudhkoshi River. Follow the river for few hours and you will reach Phakding. Continue walking through Phakding and you will reach Lukla in couple of hours where you will stay overnight. You can get to see mountain views throughout the trek. B/L/D


Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m), flight about (30min)

Lukla to Kathmandu flight (30min) and transfer to Hotel by private car, after refreshment do small explore yourself around Thamel, evening farewell dinner and overnight at hotel. B/L/D

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle for International flight.
  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle for domestic flight.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Three times meal in the trek.
  • Hot soup in the high places.
  • Extra tea/coffee at the afternoon.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Two way flight : Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for all.
  • A professional guide for trek and sightseeing.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers : 1 porter).
  • Insurance for guide and porters.
  • Food and accommodation for guide and porters.
  • All necessary documents (Permits and TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Airport taxes of Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Medical kits.
  • Trip completion certificate.
  • Trekking map as itinerary.
  • T-shirt from the company.

Price Excludes

  • Visa for Nepal.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance of clients.
  • Personal expenses : Hot shower, battery charge during trek, bar bills, laundry service and mineral water.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in exception of itinerary.
  • Tips for your guide and porters.

Gear Lists

Basic Gears:

For head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece headgear
  • Sunglasses and snow goggles with UV protection
  • Sun cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Lip guard

For Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

For Feet:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes or sandals
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp if snow over there

For Upper Body:

  • T-shirts half & full
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest or jacket

For Hand:

  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Other Accessories:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Headlamp with batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit for you
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit/duffel bag
  • Day pack (approximately 25 to 30 ltrs.)
  • Trekking Poles (Optional)
  • Water bottle (2) or cameo bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)


  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Tooth Brush/Tooth Paste
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

Extra things as optional:

  • Binoculars
  • Trekking polls
  • Reading books
  • Trail Map/Guidebook
  • Journal, pencil & Pen
  • Small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and cards
  • Base Layer
  • Trekking Shirts
  • Trekking Trousers and Shorts
  • Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear
  • Sun Protection Hat
  • Rain coat or umbrella


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by Robart Karla on Himalayan Holyland Treks
An excellent 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
country: USA

Me and my friends did Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trek in March 2019 with Himalayan Holyland Treks. They provide us professional guide and porter. Mr. Prakash, owner of the company is really frendly, helpful, prifessional in his business, give us resonable price for trip and provide best services. So we heartly recommend to all for Nepal trip with Prakash and his company Himalayan Holyland Treks. Next year we want to do Everest Heli Tour and Pokhara tour with this company.

Thank you and Cheers!

Robart and friends

by Thomas Edunk on Himalayan Holyland Treks
Everest Base Camp Short Trek
country: United States

Me and my wife did Everest Base Camp Short 12 Days Trek with Himalayan Holyland Treks. We booked our trip by online and this company make our trip excellent. Prakash and his team are really experienced, professional and dedicated in tourism. Guide Jeevan and our assistent Dhana take care us whole 12 days. Jeevan is an excellent trekking guide and know everything about trekking. We strongly recommend Prakash Aryal and his Himalayan Holyland Trek for your any trip to Nepal. We will do Chepang Hill Trek after few year with this company.

Thomas and Marsha

by Robert Burn on Himalayan Holyland Treks
Great Experience Everest Base Camp
country: USA

Me and my 2 friends had great experience in Everest Base Camp 12 Days trek with Himalayan Holyland Trek. This trek is really beautiful, adventurous and mountains recalling me every day. I will visit Nepal in 2020 for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Strongly recommend to all for your Nepal trip only with this company, Prakash and his Team for your memorable experience until life time.


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