Best Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Overview
The Best Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days are specially designed package for the adventurous trek to the foothills of the highest mountain in the world. Everest. The trek follows the legendary footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and takes you to the heart of the Khumbu region. During the trek, you will pass through tranquil Sherpa Villages, peaceful monasteries, sparkling rivers, valleys, and of course snowcapped peaks. The moment you step onto a trail, you will experience how beautiful and special is Everest Base Camp Trekking.
The Best Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days begins with 45 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then, the trail follows villages like Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche, and takes you to the Base camp of Everest. In between, witness some of the rare flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park. Namche Bazaar and Dingboche will be part of the acclimatization days during the trek. Hiking to Kalapatthar will be tricky and challenging but it offers mind-blowing views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Mera Peak, etc. However, if you are short of time, you can do Everest base Camp trek with Helicopter Return as well.
What to expect during 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Well, the thrilling adventure of trekking begins with an enthralling flight to one of the most dangerous airports in the world-Lukla airport. Then, you start to walk on your journey through different Sherpa Villages. Every night, you will spend overnight in one of those villages, and experience their day-to-day lifestyle and traditions. The greetings and warm hospitality of the local people are unmatchable.
Trekkers can expect a lot of adventures during the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Hike to Kala Patthar vantage point for amazing 360-degree views of mountain vistas. Likewise, rugged terrain with several ups and downs during the trail. Likewise, Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery are the special Highlights of this trek along with the views of the highest mountains. Namche is a small town like a tourist hub where you can find unique café, restaurants, bakeries, gear shops, etc. Likewise, Tengboche Monastery is the largest Monastery in the Khumbu Region. Similarly, you will be crossing many suspension bridges over glacial rivers.
How difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek-12 Days?
Everest Base Camp Trek is without a doubt one of the best trekking in the world. The trail is moderate to challenging as you gain the elevation. You will reach up to the elevation of 5550 meters at Kala Patthar. The trek takes around 5-6 hours on average every day. Likewise, rugged terrain with several ascending and descending, cold winds blowing through the valleys and mountain passes makes this trek tricky. So, every trekker should be able to tackle these difficulties by staying physically and mentally fit.
However, if you are short of time to see the beauty of Mt. Everest, we have Everest View which can be done within a week. Likewise, you can even see a magical glimpse of Mt. Everest within some hours by booking Everest Base Camp Heli Tour.
Best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days
Always pick the best month for your lifetime experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. Among the five seasons in Nepal, Spring and Autumn are the two peak trekking seasons in Nepal. Spring (March-May) – The months of March-May are also known as pre-monsoon season. Weather remains stable with moderate temperature throughout the day. Likewise, the trail is filled with beautiful flowers and green hills.
Likewise, some trekkers prefer to hike to Everest Base Camp during the Autumn season which is another peak trekking season in Nepal. The months of September-November are monsoon, which means, the skies are opened up with amazing views of mountains. Trekking to Everest in the winter can be possible, but the trail is covered with full of snow and cold.
Classic Trek Nepal does not suggest trekking to Everest Base Camp during the summer. However, if you have time to visit Nepal during the summer, we are glad to arrange a trip to the Himalayas.
Note: Sometimes because of unpredictable weather, domestic flights to Lukla might be canceled or delayed. So, we will be working together to find out any possible alternatives to continue your holiday without any obstacles.
How to Get Prepared for Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days?
Because you will be ascending and descending on a trot for 12 Days carrying the baggage weighing 5-6 kgs, is quite challenging. Moreover, every day you have to walk for 5-6 hours on average. So, it becomes crucial if you start your physical workout months early to gain strength and stamina. We suggest doing some hiking once a week carrying a backpack weighing 5-8 kg. So, we suggest doing some weight lifting or hiking at higher altitudes to provide some strength to your leg muscles. Also, being mentally tough throughout the trek is equally important. Always be prepared both mentally and physically before the start of the 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek.
Trekking Gear for Everest Base Camp Trekking
The Everest Base Camp trek for 12 days is not a technical climb or expedition. However, you need to be wise while carrying your gear and equipment. Even if you are taking porters, do to carry unnecessary clothing and gear. Here is the list of trekking gear you need for 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek:
Clothing Gear: Layers (Base and Insulation), Outer Layers, Trousers, Shorts, Windproof and waterproof jackets, warm hats, warm gloves, etc.
Footwear: Hiking Boots, Trekking shoes, flip-flops, woolen socks, and crampons (if you are trekking in winter).
Backpacks: Daypack, Duffel Bag, small backpack, and Rain cover.
Sleeping Gear: Quality Sleeping Bag and Liner.
Poles and other Gear: Trekking Poles, Headlight, Sunglasses, Water bottle, Camera, Portable Charger, toiletries, etc.
Everest Base Camp Trek costs for 2023-2024
Everest Base Camp Trek cost depends on the trip requirement of the trekkers. You may find different price ranges while searching Everest Base Camp Trek depending on the trekking companies and their services. The initial Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days costs start from 1199 USD. However, the costs vary if you are taking Everest Base Camp Trekking packages or services only. Also, you will get more discounts if you are more than 5 people. Please contact us on our What’s app to get a special discount on the group.