12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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Do you wish to experience an exotic trek in the rugged and high altitude region of Everest? Choose this 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary for an unforgettable adventure raching base of world’s highest mountain.

Overview of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most incredible and prominent trekking voyages in Nepal. The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas, making it appealing and memorable for trekkers.

Upon your arrival in Lukla, you will enjoy the amazing green hills and distant views of the mountains.

Let us help you experience the magnificent features of Khumbu, explore the renowned Khumbu region and Sherpa culture and cherish wonderful mountain valleys.

Participating in the most interesting voyage of your life will be a matter of pleasure and pride. You must have high expectations from the Everest Base Camp Trek, right?

Everest Base Camp Tour begins in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. You will enjoy a short flight to Lukla, filled with adventure and excitement.

Far from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, Lukla offers a peaceful Himalayan environment.

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The trek, in continuous company with the Himalayas, brings you to prominent Sherpa communities. You will also travel to different villages, including Namche Bazaar, and visit the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Sagarmatha National Park.

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the vantage spot of Kala Patthar. Throughout the trek, you will take pleasure in the wonderful view of Mt. Everest.

Despite the Khumbu Himalayan topography, people of all demographics can enjoy the Everest Trek, which has a modest journey ranking.

You do not need prior trekking experience to go through the trek route because of the hills and flat-lands of Khumbu. You will complete up and downhill treks in flat-lands.

You can also try different food delicacies during your overall trek.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Short Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Elevation reached: Lukla (2840m/9320ft), Phakding (2610m/8560ft)

Hours of walk: 3.5 hours

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Highlights: Incredible flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding

After we pick you up from the hotel, you will enjoy a spectacular short flight to Lukla. The Lukla Airport is on a hill with a single landing strip that drops towards the deep, wide valley. With high mountains and incredible hills, the airstrip at Lukla is truly mesmerizing. The flight is a little exciting adventure in itself.

After reaching Lukla, the mountainous scenery becomes moderately high with fresh air. From Lukla, the trek slowly follows to Cheplung Village. The view of the sacred Mount Khumbila from the village at Cheplung is beautiful.

From there, a trek of about 3.5 hours takes you to Phakding. The village of Phakding is in the north of Lukla in the Dudh Koshi River valley. Here, there are lots of guesthouses and lodges that gratify the travelers.

The topography is wonderful, and tall hills enclose the path like a huge bundle of emerald.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Hours of walk: 6 hours

Elevation reached: 3440m/11290 ft.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Highlights: Sagarmatha National Park, Thamserku Mountain, Kongdi RI Himal, Namche Bazaar

After breakfast at Phakding, you will be heading towards the mountain town of Namche Bazaar.

During the trek to Namche, you pass through some smaller villages like Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo is in the north of Phakding and is the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. The paths take you to the national park and lead up to Namche.

Sagarmatha National Park offers different intrinsic worth, like its alpine woods, small rivers, and dense forests. Wide acres of pine and cedar offer a pleasing trekking environment.

Due to its strategic location, Namche Bazaar is the commercial center of the Khumbu region. It is on a mountain surface and delivers the most scenic sights of the Thamserku Mountain and the amazing view of Kongdi RI Himal.

Day 3: Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization day)

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Highlight: Enjoy the panoramic sight of Namche

Namche is a perfect destination for acclimatization. The views all over Namche are magnificent and beautiful.

After breakfast, you will be exploring the Syangboche Airstrip. It is situated on a hill above the town. Here, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Namche and see the wonderful highlights of the Himalayas.

Likewise, the Everest View Hotel provides a view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan mountains from the windows.

In Namche, you can also visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum.


Day 4: Trek to Tengboche

Hours of walk: 5 hours

Elevation reached: 3860m/12660ft.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Highlights: Dudh Koshi Valley, Tengboche village, Tengboche Monastery

A simple trek from Namche begins with the Dudh Koshi Valley at the arrangement of Phungki Thanka.

Here, you will cherish an incredible view of Mount Everest. Walking along the path that runs alongside the precise side of the Dudh Koshi River, you will reach the village of Tengboche. The trek from Namche to Tengboche offers a remarkable natural panorama of rivers, hills, and Himalayan Mountains.

The Tengboche village is located at the convergence of the Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola Rivers. The village is surrounded by tall hills that are covered with rhododendron trees.

It is also well-known for the Tengboche Monastery, the leading monastery of the Khumbu region.

Day 5: Trek to Dingboche

Hours of walk: 5 hours

Elevation reached: 4360m/14300ft

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Highlights: Dingboche village, Pangboche village, sights of Lhotse, the Ama Dablam, and the Island Peak

The trekking path takes you to the Imja River through a suspension bridge, moving towards the village of Dingboche. Throughout the trail, the village of Pangboche is crossed.

Dingboche is known as the “Summer Valley” of Khumbu. It encloses a one-kilometer-long wall made to protect the crops of the village from the freezing wind that slides down the Imja Valley.

From Dingboche, you will enjoy charming sights of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Island Peak.

Day 6: Acclimatization Day trip Around Dingboche

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Highlight: Travel around Dingboche

Dingboche is also perfect for acclimatizing.

A walk to Nagarjun is an ideal way to travel around Dingboche. Nagarjun (5100 meters) is situated above Dingboche on a hill at the end of the Chhukung valley. Here you will enjoy climbing and a steep walk that requires some energy. Traveling around for about 3-4 hours, we will reach Nagarjuna.

Here, you will have a wonderful view of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Kangtega, Taboche Peak, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 7: Lobuche

Hours of walk: 5 hours

Elevation reached: 4940m/16207ft

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Highlights: Pheriche, Chupki Lhara, Khumbu Glacier moraine, Mount Nuptse

Going through Dhungla from Dingboche, you will pass through the Trekkers Aid Post located at Pheriche (4210m). It is organized by Western Volunteer Doctors with the assistance of The Himalayan Rescue Association.

Then, you reach The Chupki Lhara, a rock-strewn slope. From here, you can view the sight of amazing peaks. The trail then passes to the Khumbu Glacier moraine. Mount Nuptse also comes into view after passing the glacier.

Afterward, we arrive and stay at Lobuche for the night.

Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp to Gorak Shep

Elevation reached: 5300m/17400ft at Base Camp and 5170m/16961ft at Gorak Shep

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Highlights: Enjoyment at your desired destination – Everest Base Camp

The trek to Everest Base Camp starts with a slow walk to avoid altitude sickness. From Lobuche, the path runs next to the view of the world’s highest glacier, the Khumbu Glacier.

After walking for several hours from Lobuche, we arrive at Gorak Shep, a peaceful site spotted with some hotels. From here, the path proceeds all the way to the top of the border, and we arrive at our desired destination, the Everest Base Camp.

Here, the view of the Khumbu Icefall and the sight of the Khumbutse and Lingtren peaks are extremely wonderful.

After enjoying some time at the base camp with the beautiful landscape and peaceful surroundings, we return to Gorak Shep.

 Day 9: Hike up to Kala Pattar and trek to Periche

Hours of walking: 7 hours

Elevation reached: 5545m/18192 ft at Kala Patthar, 4270m/14070ft at Pheriche

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Highlights: Panoramic views from the top of Kala Patthar Sunrise amidst Mt Everest

We will enjoy a morning hike to Kala Patthar, another highlight of the journey.

Kala Patthar is a well-known vantage point well-liked for its amazing panoramic views of Mt. Everest and many other peaks. Here, we will also view the rising sun from the vantage point, which is truly amazing. The sun rises amidst Mt. Everest, making the color of peaks golden from silver.

After spending time at Kala Patthar, we will return to Gorak Shep and walk down to Pheriche.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Hours of Walk: 6 hours

Elevation reached: 3440m/11290 ft.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Highlight: Wonderful journey to Namche Bazaar

The trek back to Namche Bazaar follows the Imja River again all through Tengboche.

From Tengboche, we will move downward to Phungki Thanka, cross the Kyangjuma, and arrive at Namche. It is a peaceful hike where you can enjoy the wonderful sight of the landscape and the Himalayas.

Day 11: Namche to Lukla

Hours of walk: 6 hours

Elevation reached: 2840m/9320ft.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Highlights: Last day of your trek, you did it, Congratulations!!

The trail from Namche to Lukla follows a steeply downwards path passing a suspension bridge. Here, the Dudh Koshi River adds a gorgeous feel to the natural surroundings.

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

Today, you will fly back to Kathmandu with the amazing feeling that you have accomplished the trek to Everest Base Camp. You will enjoy the amazing view of the landscapes one more time during the flight. After arriving at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.


I hope you find the above 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary helpful, resourceful and useful.

There are various ways to make it, but as a professional in the industry with over a decade of experience trekking in high altitudes, I recommend you assign at least 12 days for this great trek to EBC.

Keeping two days for acclimatization at Namche and Dingboche is essential to complete Everest Base Camp for beginners or experienced trekkers.

If you have enough time, you can add more acclimatization days to increase the safety of the trip.

As a tour coordinator and co-founder of Mosaic Adventure, I would be happy to arrange a trip for you that includes a 12 days Everest Base Camp trek.

Please feel free to keep in touch with me and I would be happy to assist. Happy Trekking!

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