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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek - Mosaic Adventure
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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

The 12 Days Everest Base Camp trek is a trek goes through famous terrain in the Khumbu region. It’s a famous trek, famous for its destination, of course, but famous for more besides Everest Base Camp. Put simply,the purity of its visual panorama is without even the palest rival in the natural world. The level of sustained beauty is ineffable, excessive; the experience it affords is visceral, quasi-religious, profound.

From Kathmandu you’ll take a short, exhilarating flight into the valleys of the Himalayas themselves, twisting and turning your way up to the bustling airport of Lukla where you’ll join up with the rest of your team – the Sherpas and companions you’ll be spending next and best eleven days of your life.

The trek starts at an even, relaxing pace as you wend your way over the next two days to the Himalayan Sherpa city of Namche Bazar. Here you’ll have time to acclimatise as you explore this fascinating historical enclave, but after that it’s down to business as you begin your ascent, the route becoming ever more rugged, the views ever more majestic, the signs of human life ever more remote.

Guided by our friendly Sherpas, you’ll grow in strength and confidence by day, and be welcomed and replenished by Nepalese rural hospitality by night until, on the eighth day of your journey you’ll have done it – at an altitude of 5300 meters you’ll have reached the world-famous Everest Base Camp where so many famous mountaineers before you have set foot, and be able to witness at the closest possible range the staggering skycap of Mount Everest itself.

The 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek, but with our Sherpas there to provide full support and any other piece of suggestions you may need, at no point will you feel rushed or discomforted or out of your depth. And besides, that’s what you want – you want the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek to be a challenge. You want to come away from it feeling that you’ve been challenged and risen to that challenge, and specifically that you’ve done something that very few other people in the world have done.

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu drive to airport to board short flight to Lukla (2840m/9320ft)–From Lukla trek to Phakding (2610m/8560ft)–approximately 3.5 hours

Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) – Approximately 6 hrs

Day 3: Acclimatization day trip around Namche Bazaar.

Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) – Approximately five hours

Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) – Approx. 5 hrs

Day 6: Acclimatization day trip around Dingboche.

Day 7: Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) – Approx. 5 hrs.

Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400ft) – back to Gorak Shep (5170m/16961ft).

Day 9: Hike up to Kalapattar (5545m/18192ft) then trek to Periche (4270m/14070ft) – Approx. 7 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11290ft) – 6 hours approximate

Day 11: Namche to Lukla (2840m/9320ft) – Approx. 6 hrs.

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel that you booked in Thamel or nearby area. (End of the tour)

 

Note

Participants must make their own arrangements to arrive in Kathmandu and stay in one of the hotels in the Thamel quarter of the city. We will plan a pre-trek meeting one day prior to the actual trip starting-date. This is a good way to meet your trekking guide and trekking partners, as well as getting information about the trek. Better to arrive in Kathmandu earlier and stay for at least two nights before the trek; get rid of jet lag, do some last minute shopping and save some energy for the road ahead. After the trek, at least another two nights or more is recommended. The Lukla flight can be a bit unpredictable, so it’s desirable to keep plenty of buffer days post-trek. You must also let us know your Kathmandu hotel name and address at least one week prior to the trip starting-date.

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Day 1: Flight to Lukla (45 minutes) and trek to Phakding. Hours of walking: 3.

Difficulty: Easy.

Elevation reached: 2840m/9318ft in Lukla and 2610m/8563ft in Phakding.

Terrain: Flat and downhill, well developed paths, stone steps.

Views on offer: Amazing Himalayan views on approach to Lukla.

Highlights: The breathtaking flight between the mountains.

What’s to see?: The traditional Sherpa people and Buddhist shrines

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 2: Namche Bazaar.

Hours of walking: 6.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 3440m/11286ft.

Terrain: Rocky and dirt tracks, stone steps, mostly uphill, gradual with some steep inclines.

Views on offer: Spectacular approaching views of Namche Bazaar, snow capped peaks and the river valley.

Highlights: The colourful Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar – the gateway to the high Himalaya and crossing some impressive suspension bridges over the river valley.

What’s to see?: The milky waters of the Dudh Kosi River, thick rhododendron, magnolia and fir tree forests, herds of yaks carrying supplies.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 3: The world’s highest hotel, Khumjung Village and back to Namche Bazaar. (Acclimatization day.)

Hours walking: 4.

Difficulty: Easy – moderate.

Elevation reached: 3962m/12998ft at Mountain View Hotel, 3790m/12434ft at Khumkung.

Terrain: Hilly, grassy trails, some steep inclines and flat tracks.

Views on offer: Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Taboche Peak and Ama Dablam.

Highlights: Your first sight of Everest!

What’s to see?: Khumjung Edmund Hillary School, Sherpa museum, shops and markets around Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 4: Tyangboche.

Hours of walking: 5

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 3860m/12664ft.

Terrain: River bank path, some steep inclines, some flat and some short descents.

Views on offer: Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest.

Highlights: Tyangboche monastery, magnificent panoramic views from Tyangboche.

What’s to see?: The Lamas and Monks in the stunning Tyangboche Monastery, ornate wall hangings and a 20 foot statue of Lord Buddha.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 5 & 6: Dingboche.

Hours of walking: 5. (We spend 2 days here to acclimatize)

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 4360m/14304ft.

Terrain: Rocky uphill tracks, stone steps, a gentle riverbank trail.

Views on offer: Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam.

Highlights: The beautiful location of Dingboche under Ama Dablam, the mountain views from your teahouse.

What’s to see?: A Yeti scalp in the Pangboche Gompa, the fast flowing waters of the Imja Khola, sacred mani stone walls.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 7: Lobuche.

Hours of walking: 5.

Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.

Elevation reached: 4940m/16207ft.

Terrain: Some steep inclines and rocky tracks where you will need to scramble for a short time.

Views on offer: The Khumbu Icefall and Pumori amongst other beautiful Himalayan mountains.

Highlights: Reaching the top of a steep incline for breathtaking panoramic views amongst Buddhist chortens.

What’s to see?: Memorial sight for people who sadly lost their lives attempting to summit Everest, traditional Sherpa houses.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 8: Everest Base Camp and Gorak Shep.

Hours of walking: 8.

Difficulty: Difficult/strenuous.

Elevation reached: 5300m/17388ft at Base Camp and 5170m/16962ft at Gorak Shep.

Terrain: Uneven, ridge tracks, rocky, uphill and flat trails.

Views on offer: Too many to mention! You will be surrounded by an icy wonderland, get your cameras at the ready!

Highlights: Congratulations, you made it! You reached the base camp to the highest mountain in the world.

What’s to see?: You may see a group of mountaineers preparing to attempt an Everest summit. Sunset views from your Gorak Shep teahouse.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 9: Kala Patthar and Pheriche.

Hours of walking: 7.

Difficulty: Strenuous.

Elevation reached: 5545m/18192ft at Kala Patthar, 4270m/14009ft at Pheriche.

Terrain: Steep, rocky climb to Kala Patthar and a gentle descent over rocky and some well defined paths to Pheriche.

Views on offer: Everest and the surrounding Himalayas.

Highlights: The most spectacular, panoramic views from the top of Kala Patthar.

What’s to see: Sunrise from 5545m amidst a mountain wonderland, simply amazing.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 10: Namche Bazaar.

Hours of Walking: 7.

Difficulty: Easy to difficult.

Elevation reached: 3440m/11286ft.

Terrain: Steep descents, stone steps, rocky trails and grassland
Views on offer: The River Valley and snow-capped peaks in the distance.

Highlights: Returning to this vibrant Sherpa town.

What’s to see: Check out the local markets, bars and restaurants.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 11: Lukla.

Hours of walking: 7.

Difficulty: moderate.

Elevation reached: 2840m/9318ft.

Terrain: By the banks of the river, stone steps and some descents and last ascents up to Lukla.

Views on offer: The glistening river amidst a mountain backdrop.

Highlights: Last day of walking in the Khumbu region. Well done, you completed your trip!

What’s to see: Thick forests, an array of birds and some final views of the mountains.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 12: Flight back to Kathmandu.

Highlights: Another breathtaking airplane ride on a twin-engine otter amidst the mighty Himalayas.

Accommodation: On your own (recommended to stay at Thamel area).

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  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run.
  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Limited - Only few space available

12 Days Everest Base Camp trek package include following:

  • Internal airport transfers (on Day 1 and Day 12. From/to your hotel in Kathmandu (in Thamel or within 1 Kilometer from Thamel).
  • Round trip flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation during the trek (usually twin-sharing).
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during trek.
  • Highly experienced government-licensed Sherpa guide and porters (1 porter for every 2 trekkers) during trek, to include their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
  • Required trek entry-permits.
  • Duffel Bag, sleeping bag, down-jacket to be used during trek if necessary (provided on request).
  • Government-imposed applicable taxes.

12 Days Everest Base Camp trek package doesn’t include following:

  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip-cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you take out personal travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation while trekking below 6000 meters.
  • Personal expenses (tea/coffee, phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled and boiled water, hot shower etc).
  • Proper gear and clothing. (Note: we can personally help you source anything in Thamel prior to departure from Kathmandu).
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

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12 Days Strenuous
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