Best Itinerary for Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar Trek Route

  • Updated on Sep 16, 2022
  • Govinda Gurung

Are you planning to trek to Everest Base Camp? we Professionally designed 12 Day Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary in the Everest region, this classic journey leads lap of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m), and the miraculous viewpoint Kalapathar (5,545m). You can enjoy a fantastic adventure on this trek, Everest base camp trek one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world, where you get a lifetime experience of Himalayans. EBC 12 Day Trek is famous for its spectacular unique enchanting culture with friendly Sherpas and panorama Everest range peaks.

These 12 days of hiking to EBC with the Kalapattar package offer a glimpse of the world's highest peaks like; Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West ( 4,940 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), Khumbutse (6,665 m), Pumori (7,161 m), and many more. The Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Itinerary is perfect for those trekkers who want to explore the hidden part of the Everest region as you get to enjoy the natural landscapes of Khumbu valley, the immense traditional life of Buddhism religion, and the amazing Khumbu glacier with icefalls.

This classic 12 days trek to Everest Base camp trek will follow the first conquered route of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. The major attraction of the Everest base camp trek 12 days is breathtaking scenery, Tengboche ancients Buddhist monasteries, suspension bridges, fantastic waterfalls, Himalayan range, Khumbu landscapes, Frozen lakes, Thrilling heights, beautiful Sherpa villages, magical valley, and cold breeze taste in Everest Base Camp. EBC 12 Days Trek difficulty can be marked moderate, you can get 2 days of acclimatization for this journey.

This Everest Base Camp Trek (12 Days) starts from Lukla after being 40 minutes an awe-inspiring mountain flight from Kathmandu city, Upon reaching Lukla you walk through dense forests of rhododendron with green alpine trees and cross the picturesque villages. Similarly, 12 Days EBC Trek goes to the Dudh-Kosi River gorge and enters the list of World Heritage Sites Sagarmatha National Park, where you can get to see amazing Flora and Fauna.

During the trekking, the trail leads to stunning lovely Sherpa settlements of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche Labuche, and Gorakshep, then you head toward to Everest base camp, which is surrounded by the highest peaks, Glacier, Ice-falls, and delightful landscapes. After exploring the base camp, for more adventure, you will hike to Kala Patthar's viewpoint, where you see Shiny Everest range scenes and a glorious sunrise. Finally, the Everest base camp trek route descends to Pheriche, Namche Bazaar, and Lukla. The next day you fly back to Kathmandu.

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Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights

  • An awe-inspiring mountain flight To Lukla.
  • Sherpa's unique culture and traditional lifestyle.
  • Walk through the Mani stones, high suspension bridges, colorful flags, and lovely villages.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Everest region amazing Flora and Fauna.
  • Thousand years of ancients Tibetan Buddhism monasteries.
  • Reach the Everest Base Camp (5,364m).
  • Hike wonderful viewpoint Kalapathar (5,550m).
  • Explore the Khumbu Glacier and Ice-falls.
  • Magnification peaks Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m), and Mt.Makalu (8,463m).

Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 01:Kathmandu to Flight Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,640m, 3/4 hours]

Day 02:Phakding to trek Namche Bazaar [3,450m, 5/6 hours]

Day 03:Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar [3,450m]

Day 04:Namche Bazaar to trek Tengboche [3,864m, 4/5 hours]

Day 05:Tengboche to trek Dingboche [4,360m, 4/5 hours]

Day 06:Acclimatization day in Dingboche [4,350m]

Day 07:Dingboche to trek Lobuche [4,930m, 4/5 hours]

Day 08:Lobuche to trek Everest Base Camp [5,364m] and back to Gorakshep [5,160m, 7/8 hours]

Day 09:Gorakshep to hike Kalapathar [5,545m] and back to Pheriche [3,424m, 5/6 hours]

Day 10:Pheriche to trek Namche Bazaar [3,450m, 5/6 hours]

Day 11:Namche Bazaar to trek Lukla [2,810m, 6/7 hours]

Day 12:Lukla to Flight back to Kathmandu [1,410m, 40 minutes]

Cost Include

  • Pickup and drop from Airport – Hotel by private vehicle
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the Everest base camp trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek 4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and Porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Frozen Adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • Trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Farewell dinners
  • First aid box
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver

Everest Base Camp Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.

Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation

Everest Base Camp Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Everest Base Camp Trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.

Everest Base Camp Trek Meals

At the Kathmandu has included only breakfast. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Everest region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 

Safe to Travel 

Make you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who came from the high region of Himalayan. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essentials equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.

Trekking Guide

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provides the deepest knowledge leader through the Himalayan Trekking, who has the ability to face challenges. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge where has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attack, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart.

Trekking Porter

The Trekking porter is an adventurous person who will carry 20 to 35 kg of stuff during trekking. When you carry less, you will be able to walk and enjoy the beautiful valley of the Nepal region, which makes our trek meaningful. The porter will safely carry your bag pack. Maybe you will feel hard to carry the bag on a high elevation, so hire a guide is the best option. Those who have the ability to face challenges. A porter does not only carry the bag, who provides entertainment and fantastic throughout the trip. The porter will carry all of your luggage and you can explore the magnification view of mountains.

Last-minute trip booking

The last-minute booking can be difficult for us but we'll accept, whatever reason Himalayan Frozen Adventure has a special provision for a last-minute booking. You have to give full details and 100% percent trip payment before 24 hours, but we can't be responsible for flight, weather, and availability of lodging delay due to changes beyond our control but we try our best. As you can last-minute trip booking directly with us from email ([email protected]), Whatsapp (+977 - 9840396708), and by calling. 

The necessary document you should carry

  • Insurance papers which are depending on the agency
  • Some booking and payment details.
  • passports sized photos
  • TIMS and Permits
  • Passport
  • Visa

How far from Kathmandu to Everest base camp?

Everest base camp trek starts from Kathmandu Valley and takes scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla airport. From Lukla to Everest base camp and return to Lukla is 130 KM distance which takes 10 - 16 days.

Where is the Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp is located at Khumbu Valley Solukhumbu district and Himalayan Everest region.

How high the Everest Base Camp?

Everest base camp elevation is (5,380m) above the sea level ( from the southern side of Nepal) and (5,200m) ( from the northern side of Tibet).

Is Everest base camp trek difficulty?

Yes, the Everest base camp trek is difficulty through Kala Patthar (5,545m) rock way and Everest Base Camp (5,364m). It's the most challenging adventure trekking in Himalayan Nepal. If your health is fit and already has done trek above 3000m then, Everest base camp is not difficult for you.

Is Everest base camp trek permits necessary?

Of course, the TIMS (Trekkers Information management system) permit is necessary to enter the Everest region. The Everest base camp trek permits cost.

  • Sagarmatha National Park fees = 3000.00 NPR
  • TIMS permit = 1000.00 NPR

Wi-Fi and shower available the Everest base camp trek?

Yes, most of the place and lodges/teahouse have available but you have to pay extra for Wi-Fi and shower. At the high elevation is not possible to found a shower because the area is surrounded by the glacier.

Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?

Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.

How can I respect the culture?

During the trekking, we can get amazing Sherpa culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.

How many hours I have to walk each day?

For this Everest base camp trek per day maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 5 hours, you have to walk.

How is the Everest base camp trek weather?

Everest base camp trek is perfect weather in autumn and spring, this clear weather reason there can get an amazing Himalayans view and fresh weather, where many trekkers choose to enjoy this season for the Everest trek. In the December and January almost be -18C cold at Base camp and few trekkers only dare to trek these months but in the morning these months also be clear weather.

Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?

Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.

Without any trek can I do it? 

Yap, many trekkers success without any trek but you have to use 3 - 4 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the Everest base camp trek, you have to need hard training. If any information needs about this Everest base camp trek please kindly contact us.

Booking trip can I do cancel?

Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

Is it safe for a solo female traveler?

Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.

Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for Everest base camp trek?

Of course, Travel Insurance is necessary for this trip, this trek is a high challenge adventure risk. The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 

Electricity does available on Everest base camp trek?

Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Everest trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Everest base camp trek.

How to manage drink water through trekking?

The Everest region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.

Is possible to pick up me from the airport?

Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.

Can I exchange my money in Nepal?

Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.

What do I have to carry on the trekking?

You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera, gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.

Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?

Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.

Can I get an experienced guide?

Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.

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