12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max Elevation: 5545m

 

Mt. Everest, the tallest peak on the planet, which stands at an elevation of 8,848.86 meters (29031 feet), is a marvelous wonder of this mortal realm. Popular as the stairway to heaven, it is the dream of every adventurer to reach the top of the world and relish the view of the world behind. However, scaling to the top of the tallest snow-clad peak on the planet is not an easy feat; the strenuous expedition is physically challenging and is full of risks that come along. That’s why for the thrill seekers who cannot make all the way to the summit of the peak, Everest Base Camp Trek is another gratifying alternative.

With our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, you will be able to relish the magnificence radiating off this breathtaking marvel on earth without taking on the strenuous climbing part. Although, you won’t aim for the top of the world, embracing the tranquility of the Himalayas surrounded by the towering is something of otherworldly experience as well. Our Mount Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days is the most standard exploration prospect in the mainstream route for an efficient trekking experience. Your trek will start after a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, and you will move along the mainstream route, exploring all the major highlights.

You will also get enough acclimatization days enroute, so you don’t have to rush yourself while switching the altitudes. This exciting Himalayan exploration will take you across the major Sherpa settlements and enchanting high-altitude landscapes with the opportunity to explore the endangered Himalayan flora and fauna with epic mountain views on the backdrop.

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When is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek?

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is doable all year round. Trekkers have done it in all four seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Among these seasons, the best times are Spring and Autumn. They are best for pleasant weather conditions than the other two, Winter and Summer.

Autumn(September-November) and SpringMarch to May) are the correct times for walking on the Everest Base Camp trail. These two seasons are the busiest as well; trekkers flood over the path. The reason is the best climatic conditions.

You get clear skies, open mountains, warm temperatures, colorful vegetation, and a dry climate in both duration. The chances of rain and snow are almost null during the seasons. Spring is mainly the best time to enjoy rhododendrons and other flowers. And if you love celebrating new festivals, Autumn is the time.

However, Winter is a cold and snowy time to visit Everest, and Summer is precipitating. The weather can turn harsh sometimes. You must be ready for any kind of changes in the temperature. Therefore, the trails are less crowded during Winter and Monsoon.

So go for Autumn and Spring, which is the best time for a relaxing Everest Base Camp  12 days Trek. You will have a good experience on the walk.

How Difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days itinerary is a walk for anyone who can trek for 6-7 daily hours in the mountains. Rated as a moderate trek, the trek to Everest Base Camp is a bit demanding if you are a sheer beginner. Yes, it is a moderate trek, but that does not mean anyone can do it.

This trek has high-altitude walking, up to 5,545m(Kala Patthar). The walk starts from Lukla(2,800m) and reaches Kala Patthar. During this walk, the tour will include steep, rugged, and slippery sections. As said earlier, you will walk for 6-7 hours on average. The hike is around 130km in the distance, which is not easy in the mountains.

As you gain heights and reach the higher places of the region, the temperature begins to drop. In the dark hours, it is freezing in the Everest Region. The risk of altitude sickness is also accurate on this trek. As it goes up to 5,545m, you must be careful about the sickness.

You must have some training and preparation before this adventure. If you are an experienced walker, that is perfect. Everest Base Camp Trek can be a difficult trek for some people without suitable preparation.

Can you do the trek?

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Yes, you can do the trek. But who are you? Are you an experienced trekker? Have you prepared physically and mentally? Can you survive at high altitudes? If all the answers are yes, then only we can say yes. As mentioned earlier, Everest Base Camp 12 days Trek is a moderate trek with specific difficulties.

High altitude walking, cold weather, rough terrain, long walking length, and more. For some people, all these challenges can be too much on a trek. Hence, if you can take them on, you can do Everest Base Camp.

How to train for Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trek?

There is no super trick we can tell you to train for Everest Base Camp Trek. However, you need to look at your physical endurance level and cardio. If you already have a good physique, that is even better. Otherwise, you should start strength training and cardio training. The activity makes the trek easier for you.

Cardio training is an exercise that improves your heart and lung performance. It makes you consume more oxygen, which is essential in the mountains. Some cardio exercises include brisk walking, running, swimming, weather aerobics, jogging, and cycling. Just do anything that increases your heartbeat and makes your lungs improve their job.

Likewise, for walking on steep and rough uphills of the trek, you need good shoulders, arms, legs, feet, or the whole body. Your body should endure any kind of climb easily. Strength training helps you to achieve such a body. So do activities like push-ups, planks, squats, mountain climbers, etc., and prepare a strengthened body.

Last but not least, mental conditioning is also necessary for the trek. The trek can be arduous mentally for some people. You might give up on continuing the walk quickly if not mentally ready. Therefore, be mentally aware of the things that can happen on tour.

If you train in this way, you’ll kill the trek.

Is this a trek for Beginners?

Yes, this trek is for all sorts of trekkers, including beginners. But as a beginner, you must train for the tour before coming for the walk. You should gain a physique that can take on the challenges of the trek. Likewise, you should be mentally strong and committed. If you will come like this, this trek is for you. If you do not find time to train, this may not be your trek. Check our beginner's guide for EBC trek.

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Why is Acclimatization necessary?

Acclimatization is necessary if you are going to a new and high elevation. It is the process of being accustomed to a new height. On 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, you will gain 600 to 700m of altitude daily. When your body is changing lengths rapidly, the body needs acclimatization time. Our bodies require some time to acclimate to new heights. If not acclimatized, the chances of altitude sickness get doubled. You surely do not want to get altitude sickness? That is where acclimatization is necessary. Check our how to prepare for acclimatize guided article.

Package Customization Option

Marvel Adventure also offers package customization options for the Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days so you can enjoy the adventure of your preference. You can either request that we design the itinerary plans for your trip according to your wishes or give us an outline of your plans, and we will create a package according to those details. Unlike the pre-determined itinerary packages, you will have complete control over your custom-tailored package.

You can determine the overall duration of your trek, walking pace during the trek, rest days enroute, highlight explorations, number of porters/guides, and standard of services. As the customer-tailored packages are private trips, you will also be able to explore the magnificence of the Everest region, even with a trekking group of diverse ages.

Group Discount

We also offer discounted prices on the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek for the group bookings. The larger the number of trekkers in the group, the more discounted rate you will get for this iconic trekking adventure. Thus, trekking in a group is a budget-friendly way of doing the Himalayan exploration in Nepal. Most trekkers prefer to travel this way so they can enjoy a cost-efficient adventure and save up the discounted price for their next great exploration.

Group Discount Offers for Everest Base Camp 12 Days

  • For a group of 2 to 4 people, 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek cost = US$ 1,325
  • For a group of 5 to 9 people, Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days cost = US$ 1,295
  • For a group of 10+ people, Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days cost = US$ 1,250

Trip Extension

After or during your 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, if you want to extend your stay in this Himalayan country, we provide all the assistance. We also have several trekking packages in Everest region. Also, we can provide Kathmandu Valley City tours upon your request with few additional cost. As these are short adventures, you will be able to relish the charm of the popular cities/villages in the country after the long, adventurous mountain journey.

Our best selling treks with EBC are: 1) EBC Cho la Pass Gokyo Trek 2) Everest Three Passes Trek 3) EBC with Island Peak Climbing

Booking Procedure

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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary (Outline)

This is the general Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days itinerary plan. You will follow these itinerary plans during your adventure in the Everest region. The itinerary plans you surf may vary slightly depending on route, rest destination, and acclimatization period.

DayItinerary PlanTrek DurationAltitude Gain
01Kathmandu (1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet) to Lukla (2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet) flight and trek to Phakding (2,610 meters/ 8,562 feet)

35 minutes (flight)

4 hours (trek)

(6.2 km/ 3.8 miles)

1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet
02Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/ 11,286 feet) trek6 hours (7.4 km/ 4.5 miles)830 meters/ 2,723 feet
03Acclimatization day at Namche and hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962 meters/ 13,000 feet)2 hours (5.4 km/ 3.3 miles)522 meters/ 1,712 feet
04Trekking from Namche to Tengboche (3,874 meters/ 12,709 feet)6 hours (9.2 km/ 5.7 miles)434 meters/ 1,423 feet
05Tengboche to Dingboche (4,400 meters/ 14,435 feet) trek5 hours (12 km/ 7.4 miles)526 meters/ 1,725 feet
06Acclimatization day at Dingboche  
07Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 meters/ 16,207 feet)5 hours (8.5 km/ 5.2 miles)540 meters/ 1,771 feet
08Trekking to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters/ 17,598 feet) via Gorakshep (5,180 meters/ 16,994 feet)7 to 8 hours (15 km/ 9.3 miles)424 meters/ 1,391 feet
09Morning hike to Kalapatthar (5,644 meters/ 18,517 feet) and trek down to Pheriche (4,200 meters/ 13,779 feet)7 to 8 hours (9.6 km/ 5.96 miles)464 meters/ 1,522 feet
10Trek down from Pheriche to Namche (3,440 meters/ 11,286 feet)7 to 8 hours (14.3 km/ 8.88 miles)760 meters/ 2,493 feet (loss)
11Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 meters/ 9,186 feet)5 to 6 hours (13.5 km/ 8.38 miles)640 meters/ 2,099 feet (loss)
12Flight back to Kathmandu (1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet) from Lukla35 minutes1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet (loss)

 

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Highlights

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most exciting trekking prospects in Nepal that takes place in the number one trekking destination of the country. This exciting Himalayan odyssey includes the exploration of tons of major highlights of the region. Here are some of the core highlights of this trip that you should look forward to:

  • Thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the high-altitude airports in the country
  • Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital and ancient trade route with Tibet
  • Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sagarmatha National Park
  • Hiking opportunity to the highest airport in the country, Syangboche Airport (3,780 meters)
  • Thukla or Thugla Pass (4,800 meters), a memorial ground for the mountaineers who lost their lives during the Everest expedition
  • Tengboche Monastery (3,874 meters), the spiritual hub of the Khumbu Valley
  • Charming Sherpa settlements and the opportunity to experience their unique culture-traditions
  • Highest glacier on the planet, Khumbu Glacier (4,900 meters)
  • Reaching the actual base of the highest snow-clad peak on the planet, Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters)

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)

    Flight Duration: 35 minutes

    Trek Duration: 4 hours

    Overnight at: Phakding(2,610m)

    Early in the dawn, you will fly towards Lukla’s famous Tenzing Hillary Airport. It will be a flight of beautiful 35 minutes as you see the majestic Himalayas. Upon the landing, you will prepare for the trek ahead to Phakding. You will start with a descent to the Dudhkoshi River. Cheplung Village, a sherpa village, will come along. And you will also get to watch Mt Khumbila, a region's holy mountain. Descending further and following the river, you will end up in Phakding. The night will be in a teahouse.

    • Day 2 Trek to Namche (3440m)

      Trek Duration: 6 hours

      Overnight at: Namche Bazaar(3,440m)

      Following breakfast, you will continue the trek by rejoining the Dudh Koshi River. You will cross several suspension bridges and many prayer flags. Moving ahead, you will enter Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. And there will be refreshing walks in the lush pine and rhododendron forest.

      You will pass via places like Benkar, Jorsalle, and Monjo. During the trek, you will also see subtle views of Mt Everest. There will be a gradual uphill walk to reach Namche Bazaar. This way, you will get to a beautiful mountain town, Namche Bazaar. You will have a great evening time in Namche.

      • Day 3 Acclimatization Day at Namche

        It is a crucial day in Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days itinerary, as you will spend around Namche Bazaar. The day is for acclimatization before moving any further on the trek. To make the day worth it, you will hike up to Everest View Hotel(3,880m). The hotel is one of the region's best places to dine and enjoy Mt Everest. You can enjoy the glorious panorama of the area from the hotel. After the scenic breakfast, you will drop down to Namche Bazaar.

        • Day 4 Trek to Tengboche (3874m)

          Trek Duration: 6 hours

          Overnight at: Tengboche(3,874m)

          After spending two evenings in Namche, it is time to leave for Tengboche. You will head on the trail that goes upward from the town. Walking it gradually, you will leave Namche and join a dense wood trail.

          The route to Tengboche has several ups and downs. But you will love the trek overlooking Ama Dablam along the way. If lucky, you will even encounter some wild animals in the forest. Watching great things on every step, you will reach Phunki Thenga village. After that, you will take a slow uphill to Tengboche. Tengboche Monastery will give you a lovely welcome. You will spend a scenic evening in Tengboche.

          • Day 5 Trek to Dingboche (4400m)

            Trek Duration: 5 hours

            Overnight at: Dingboche(4,400m)

            You will wake up to a blissful morning in Tengboche, hearing the prayers at Tengboche Monastery. Then you pay a visit around the monastery until breakfast. After breakfast, you will leave the place and move towards Dingboche, the next stop. The walk to Dingboche operates via Sherpa villages like Somare and Pangboche.

            Now, the vegetation will get thinner as we progress higher. Only bushes will come more often along the way. You will trek through the trail, watching Amadablam on the right. As you travel nearer Dingboche, several chortens, stupas, and mani walls will also pass. In this way, you will find Dingboche, a hamlet sitting in the arms of the mountains.

            • Day 6 Acclimatization Day at Dingboche

              You have to acclimatize once more in Dingboche. We cannot take any risks in the mountains. So it is better to acclimatize well. This rest day in Dingboche will make you comfortable with the region.

              Just like earlier acclimatization day, you will do a day hike to the nearest ridge. It will be a short uphill hike from Dingboche village to Nagarshan Hill(5,100m). From the hill, you can grab pictures of Makalu, Island Peak, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam from the mountain. The spectacular view will make the day special. You will return to Dingboche after the sightseeing to spend another night.

              • Day 7 Trek to Lobuche (4940m)

                Trek Duration: 5 hours

                Overnight at: Lobuche(4,930m)

                Now, you are good to take new heights. Having breakfast, you will leave Dingboche with an uphill hike through the valley. Lobuche and Toabuche Peak will be safeguarding you from the sides. Shortly, you will reach to walk along the Khumbu Glacier. It will be an easy hike on terminal moraines.

                Then you’ll reach Thukla Memorial, a place dedicated to mountaineers who lost their lives in the region's mountains. You will pause there to remember the souls. After an emotional pause, you will continue the walk to Lobuche. The village will greet a lovely welcome.

                • Day 8 Trek to Gorakshep (5180) and Everest Base Camp (5364m)

                  Trek Duration: 7-8 hours

                  Overnight at: Gorakshep(5,185m)

                  You’ll wake up to an exciting morning in Lobuche. It is exciting because you will reach Everest Base Camp. After a quick breakfast, you will be on the route to Gorak Shep. The walk will progress on the Khumbu glacier’s lateral moraine. After a few hours of walking and enjoying the mountains, you will reach Gorakshep. There are a few teahouses at the stop. You will have a break.

                  After the break, you will pursue Everest Base Camp by leaving heavy bags in Goraskhep’s teahouse. You have to be back in Gorak Shep as there are no teahouses in Everest Base Camp. Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp is around 4 hours hike. You will reach the base camp to see the breathtaking sight of the place and the peaks. Khumbu Ice Fall is also viewable from the site. After a relaxing time at base camp, you will trace back to Gorak Shep for the evening.

                  • Day 9 Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche (4200m)

                    Trek Duration: 7-8 hours

                    Overnight at: Pheriche(4,250m)

                    Early in the morning, you will have a short but rewarding hike to Kala Patthar. Upon reaching Kala Patthar(5,555m), you will witness an eye-catchy sunrise and mountain panorama. You will have a moment to remember at the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar. Pumori, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Makalu, and numerous other peaks will treat your eyes. Following, you will retrace to Gorak Shep for breakfast. You will prepare for Pheriche descent after breakfast. It will be an easy downhill walk to Pheriche village.

                    • Day 10 Walk back to Namche

                      Trek Duration: 7-8 hours

                      Overnight at: Namche(3,440m)

                      You will join the trail leading to Namche Bazaar from Pheriche's teahouse. You will drop rapidly through lush forests and downhills. Most of the trek will happen through the same route. You will get to see amazing things on the trail once again. The day trek is a bit longer but not that hard. You will use more downhills. Make sure you descend slowly. In the evening, you will be back in Namche Bazaar.

                      • Day 11 Trek down to Lukla

                        Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

                        Overnight at: Lukla(2,650m)

                        Following another evening in Namche Bazaar, you will prepare for the Lukla trek. Walking via Monjo, Phakding, and the Dudh Koshi River, you must reach Lukla. It will be an opposite walk through the beautiful trail. The woods of the Sagarmatha National Park will also guide you back to Lukla. You will complete the trekking part of 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary.

                        • Day 12 Fly Back to Kathmandu

                          We will fly back to Kathmandu in the early morning. On your flight back to Kathmandu you can have breathtaking views of the mountains, rivers, forests and many more.Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to hotel by a private vehicle. You can use the remaining time strolling around this vibrant city. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

                          What to Expect

                          • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                          • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary
                          • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                          • Government license holder guide 
                          • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipment (1 porter for 2 people)
                          • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                          • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                          • Fresh fruits every night after dinner
                          • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
                          • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit
                          • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                          • Comprehensive first aid kit with oximeter
                          • Government taxes and official expenses
                          • International airfare and taxes
                          • Nepal entry visa fee
                          • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                          • All the expenses of personal nature
                          • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                          • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

                          PRICES & DATES

                          Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
                          22 Jul, 2024 - 02 Aug, 2024GuaranteedUSD 1325
                          31 Jul, 2024 - 11 Aug, 2024GuaranteedUSD 1325
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                          Useful Information

                          Why Choose Everest Base Camp Trek?

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                          One of the best treks in the world

                          First, Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best treks in the world. Leading to the roots of Mt Everest, Everest Base Camp Trek has all presents to impress any trekker. It has mountains, landscapes, high altitudes, ridges, glaciers, culture, wildlife, vegetation, rivers, monasteries, art, history, or just everything. You will surely get the ultimate trekking experience on this journey, both panoramic and thrilling.

                          Picturesque Himalayan Flight

                          The quest of Everest Base Camp Trek commences with a scenic flight. It’s a 35-minute flight that takes you to Lukla, the door to the Everest Region. While you hang in the air, you see the entire Himalayas belt, which is breathtaking. Alongside, you will see the diverse landscape of Nepal, which is unreal. Thus, it is a picturesque Himalayan flight. On this trek, you will get to do it twice.

                          Experience Sherpas

                          Sherpas are popular all across the globe as unmatched mountaineers.

                          Everest, or Khumbu Region, is the prime home of these mighty people.

                          On this journey, you’ll meet many people belonging to the Sherpa ethnicity

                          You will learn about their moving lifestyle, ancestors, stories, food, culture, history, and art. In short, you will know what makes them “the Sherpas.”

                          Grasping Glorious Mountains

                          The glorious mountains are the major highlights of the trek. Everest Region, the happening place of the hike, is the dwelling place of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Cho Oyu, and Mt Makalu. All these peaks above 8000m are called the eight-thousanders. Alongside, you will catch close views of Mt Ama Dablam, one of the iconic peaks in the world. And there are more peaks too. This trek is simply a heavenly journey for mountain lovers.

                          Breathtaking sunrise from Kala Patthar

                          Kala Patthar(5,545m), the top point of the trek, is something special. It is the best place to catch views of Mt Everest. On top of that, it is a landmark popular for its awe-inspiring sunrise view. If you reach the place before dawn, you will witness the sun roaring from behind the world’s glorious peaks. It’s totally worth it.

                          Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Option (Flight Diversion During Peak Season)

                          During the Everest Base Camp 12 Days in the peak seasons like spring (March, April and May) and autumn (October and November), the Kathmandu to Lukla flight may be re-routed. Due to heavy traffic in these high points of trekking, the flight to Lukla is taken from an alternative route, flying from Manthali Aiport. There are two ways to take this re-routed flight from Manthali Airport located in Ramechhap.

                          Either, you can wake up early in the morning at around 1:30 AM to 2: 30 AM and drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu, which takes approximately 5 to 6 hours. For another option, you can drive to Ramechhap a day before and stay a night there to catch the flight the next morning. Unlike the Kathmandu to Lukla flight, the flight from Manathali is quite short, and you will reach Tenzing Hillary Airport in about just 20 minutes.

                          Note: Please note that the re-routing of the Kathmandu to Lukla flights in the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek entirely depends on the airline and the volume of the trekkers on that particular month. If you don’t want to take the alternative flight option during your trek, you can also choose the helicopter flight, which will cost around US$ 550 per person.

                          Private Trip and Group Joining

                          For the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days, there are two options that you can choose from for your exploration of the Everest region. For the group joining option, anyone can join to fill the remaining slot (the required number of trekkers to start the group’s trekking journey). The start date of the trip and the itinerary plans are already set on this option; the trekking group will start on the pre-determined date, and there are no postponement options available.

                          On the other hand, the private trips only include the members of your trekking group. There won’t be any other person joining your trip who isn’t part of your group, regardless of the number of members in your private trek group. Unlike the group joining, you will be able to decide the starting date for your Himalayan odyssey, although the itinerary plans are pre-determined. This is the best way to take part in this iconic exploration if you are trekking with a medium to large group, you won’t have to worry about what kind of trekking companion you will get during your exploration.

                          Food and Accomodation

                          12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek takes you across the most popular trekking region in Nepal. So, during your trek, you can expect moderate/standard to top-tier levels of food and accommodation facilities. The food menu generally in this trekking route comprises tongue-lingering diverse cultural delights, other Asian country dishes and the popular continental menus.

                          As for the accommodation options, teahouses offer a moderate level of services, which are offered by a standard trekking package. However, in the luxurious mode of accommodation, the rooms are headed, and most of the basic amenities are free.

                          Note: Vegetarian and vegan options are also available at the teahouses. If you don’t prefer or are allergic to any ingredients, you can put in a request to prepare the meal without them.

                          Weather and Temperature

                          What Type of Physical Fitness is Required for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          The weather in the Everest region is most stable during the peak seasons like spring and autumn. You will be accompanied by warm temperatures during your exploration of these peak points of nature. The temperature of Everest in the springtime averages around 17°C and reaches the maximum point at 25°C. At the alpine altitudes, it's chilly in the morning and night, so the temperature can drop upto -5°C in this season.

                          Similarly, during the autumn period, the temperature of the region is quite pleasant and generally hovers around 15°C. The temperature hits a maximum point of 20°C during sunny days, and it can drop upto -10°C in the higher region.

                          Temperature of Everest Region During Off Seasons

                          Temperature during winter season (December to February): 4°C to 17°C (night temperature upto -20°C)

                          Temperature during monsoon season (June to August): 15°C to 30°C (night temperature upto -15°C)

                          Internet and Charging

                          Both internet and charging facilities are readily available at the teahouses along this mainstream trekking route. Most teahouses do offer Wi-Fi services, and if you are not happy with the quality of the connection, you also have the option to buy data packages from the major mobile networks in the country, like NTC and Ncell.

                          As for the charging, you can charge your phones and gadgets at the teahouses during meals and while accommodating. The cost for both using Wi-Fi and charging your devices is about US$ 1 to US$ 2 per hour (cost may be slightly high at the higher regions).

                          Luggage Store

                          If you are concerned about where to store your luggage and belongings that you are bringing to the trek, we arrange safe and secure storage facilities for you. We will make the arrangements to store your luggage at the hotel where you are staying, or you can leave it under our care at our office. Marvel Adventure will take care of your extra luggage for absolutely free during the trek.

                          Pickup and Drop

                          Marvel Adventure will take care of all your land and aerial transport during your Mount Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days. Our representative will pick you up from your hotel for the flight to Lukla. In case of traffic congestion for the re-routing of the Lukla flight from Manthali Airport, we will take care of that part as well. After completing your exciting Himalayan exploration, we will also drop you back at your respective hotel.

                          Daily Routine

                          Your everyday exploration follows the pre-determined Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days itinerary plan. Each day of your journey that leads you to the core of teh Khumbu region will unveil unique perspectives and the enchanting natural beauty of the region. You will start your day with a healthy breakfast at around 7 AM to 8 AM, and after exploring for three to four hours, you will reach your lunch stop. After resting for about an hour and enjoying the tasty delicacies, you will continue with the remaining part of the trek.

                          The trekking distance you have to cover after lunch will not be that significant; you just need to walk about two to three hours to reach your destination. Then, the dinner will be served around 6 PM to 7 PM, you will enjoy your meal in a warm hall surrounded by your trekking group. Your guide will brief you about the itinerary plans tomorrow after dinner, and you can spend the night as you want, but make sure to prioritize enough rest.

                          Personal Expenses 

                          Your Mount Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days will cover the cost of all the standard meals, guide, porters, transport, food and accommodation, permits, etc. However, for the cost beyond the mentioned expenses head, you will have to cover them by yourself. The expenses head of your Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days cost, like snacks, desserts, drinks, laundry, hot shower, charging, internet, calls, etc, are not covered by your trekking package.

                          Payment Terms

                          For booking our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, you will need to pay 20% of the total trip cost in advance and submit a copy of your passport. With the advance portion, we then proceed to book flight and accommodation for your preferred date. This 20% of advanced payment is non-refundable; however, if you have paid the full amount in advance, 80% of the amount will be refunded during cancellation. You can check out this link to learn more about our cancellation procedure.

                          Note: There are also last-minute booking options available with us. But trekkers will have to pay a full payment before the trek. Also, if you have already booked the trekking package with us if you cannot do the trek on the pre-determined dates, you can postpone it for any date later.

                          Heli Trek Option

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                          If you want a distinctive experience from our standard Everest Base Camp 12 Days, we also offer the helicopter return option from Kala Patthar. 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return is one of the most exciting exploration prospects in the Everest region, which ends the journey on a high note with breathtaking aerial views of the pristine peaks.

                          Like the standard trekking package, you will start your journey after the Kathmandu to Lukla flight. Moving along this exciting mainstream route, you will explore all the major highlights of the region and reach the Everest Base Camp. After a morning hike to Kalapatthar the next day, you then fly back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep-Lukla-Kathmandu.

                          Customer Safety and Satisfaction

                          Your safety and satisfaction are our top priority; we follow every safety protocol and take the necessary measures to make your trip a memorable journey of your lifetime. Our guides have received altitude training and are also adept at first aid response. So, during your trek, you can rest assured and leave your safety concerns to us. Your guide will inspect your physical aspects during each day of the trek.

                          They will make sure that you are adapting properly to the new altitudes before pushing further. The guide will also take care of your comfort level, and you can easily communicate with them in case of any discomfort or inconvenience. In case of an emergency, the guide will coordinate with our head office to take the appropriate actions.

                          Nepal Visa Info

                          The ‘On Arrival’ visa is one of the most popular forms of visa that you can easily get at the airport. If you wish to skip the line, you can also get a Nepali Visa from the Nepalese Diplomatic Embassy located in your country. As some countries are not provided with an ‘On Arrival’ visa, the residents of those nations are requested to acquire the Nepal Visa prior to arrival from a diplomatic embassy. You can check the list of countries that are not on the green list for the ‘On Arrival’ visa from here.

                          Online On Arrival Visa Application form: Apply Online

                          Your cost of a Nepal Visa will depend on the desired length of stay. Here is the list of the travel visa options respective to their length and cost.

                          • 15 Days Travel Visa- US$ 30
                          • 30 Days Travel Visa- US$ 50
                          • 90 Days Travel Visa- US$ 125

                          Note: For extension, you will need to get at least 15 Days period which will cost around US$ 45 (about US$ 3 per each additional day).

                          Renting/Purchasing Gear in Kathmandu

                          It is important to make sure that you have all the necessary gear and warm layers to make your 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek a comfortable and memorable journey. If you don’t want to buy heavy equipment and clothes that have a seasonal purpose, you also have the option to rent them from shops in Kathmandu. In fact, it is one of the most efficient ways to trek in Nepal as, you can easily get the fitting gear and layer for you in the shops around the Thamel area. The cost of renting is also quite cheap, and you will need to pay around US$ 1 to US$ 5 per day, depending on their nature and value.

                          Trekking poles, sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking boots, etc, are the most popular renting items for treks in Nepal. You can also buy the necessary gear and layers from the shops in Kathmandu, but make sure that you are buying authentic products and not just some cheap knock-off products (it will determine the comfort of your trek).

                          Note: If you don't have basic trekking gear like a sleeping bag, duffel bag, down jacket, and trekking poles, Marvel Adventure will provide these as complementary services during the trek (should be returned after the trek).

                          Hot Shower and Laundry

                          Hot shower and laundry options are available throughout the mainstream Mount Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days. The teahouses/lodges in the lower regions have modern Western-style bathroom facilities and are equipped with all the flush, basin, and hot shower options. They also have washing machines and drying machines to take care of your laundry.

                          As for the higher altitudes, the bathroom facilities are more traditionally designed with a pan system. All the teahouses/lodges at the higher altitudes also don’t have a shower system, so, you will have to make do with a hot bucket of water for a bath.

                          Note: The cost of hot showers is around US$ 2 to US$ 5 in the lower region; however, as you ascend higher, the price may vary depending on the altitude.

                          Currency Exchange

                          It is important to convert your cash to local or acceptable currency for your Everest Base Camp 12 Days. Although the general cost of your trip if covered by your trekking package, you will need money for personal expenses like snacks, desserts, refreshments, laundry, showers, etc. So, it is important to bring enough cash as there are no reliable ATM services available on the route.

                          You should consider exchanging the currency in Kathmandu; the expense rate can be higher on the mountain. To check out the ongoing exchange rate of Nepali Rupees with your currency, you can check the currency exchange panel of Nepal Rastra Bank.

                          Guide and Porter

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                          Guides and porters are invaluable members of the trekking team who give their best to enhance your overall experience. Guides take care of every detail of your journey and make sure that you are enjoying the adventure. They are responsible for all logistic details, overseeing your health and experience, providing details about the highlights, and adding value to your trek.

                          Similarly, the porters take care of your heavy luggage so you can enjoy your exploration lightly and freely. These helpful crew members are also majorly the natives of the region and provide a better outlook on notions and norms of the communities. One porter can carry 18-20 kg of weight and 2 trekkers get one porter. 

                          Note: The Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days cost for a porter is around US$ 20 to US$ 25 per day. Similarly, the cost for a guide is around US$ 30 to US$ 35 per day. In our package guide and porter, both are included. 

                          Map Section

                          This is the general Everest Base Camp trek route map, which you will follow during the adventure in this mainstream route. This is the most standard Everest Base Camp Trek map that you will follow after making your landing at Lukla (2,800 meters), all the way to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters).

                          Everest base camp trek 12 days route map

                           

                          FAQs

                           

                          How long is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          The length of the trek is around 130km, 65km both ways. It takes 10 to 16 days to cover the distance, depending upon your experience and preparation level.

                          How long should I train for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          You can start the training around 4-5 weeks prior. However, there is no specific time for this. The earlier you start, the more ready you get for the trek.

                          Where do you sleep on Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          There are teahouses, lodges, and hotels along the trail. The trail of Everest Base Camp is a developed one. Hence, there will be no problems with accommodation.

                          Is Everest Base camp Trek harder than Kilimanjaro?

                          The daily trekking length of EBC is more than the Kilimanjaro journey. So is the altitude gain every day. However, climbing Kilimanjaro is more complex than any trekking part of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

                          Is Everest Base Camp Trek safe?

                          Yes, Everest Base Camp Trek is safe for trekking. The people of the region are welcoming and helpful. Trail of Everest Base Camp is a developed one. You will have a safe and comfortable experience with the right team.

                          Do I need a guide for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          No, it is not compulsory to have a guide for this trek. However, having an experienced guide is always good. You will have a much more comfortable trekking experience with a guide. A guide leads, informs, arranges, and manages a trek. Make sure you have a local guide.

                          Can I get porters for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          Yes, you can hire porters. The porters are readily available for the trek. You can hire them by paying daily wages. They charge around 15 to 20 USD per day.

                          Is there any age limit for EBC Trek?

                          No age limit. However, it is good to have someone who can walk the trail without much help. The trek is long and complex. Hence, children, old age, and unwell individuals are not the right fit for this trek.

                          How to avoid altitude sickness during the trek?

                          Enough rest, proper acclimatization, hydration, alcohol & smoking cut-off, and relaxed walking are ways to avoid the sickness. You can use Diamox medication if signs are popping. Prevention is the ultimate solution for altitude sickness.

                          What are the trekking permits for Everest Base Camp Trek?

                          Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit and Pasang Lhamu Rural Area Permit. We will get these permits for you.

                          Is Everest Base Camp Trek worth it?

                          It is one of the finest trekking trails in the world. The trek is not just for mountains but for nature, landscapes, people, art, history, culture, legends, and more. You will have a complete trekking experience, and it will be worth it.

                          Do I need travel insurance for EBC Trek?

                          Yes, travel insurance is a must for EBC Trek. You may have emergencies and unseen things on the trek. For such things, you need to be insured. From medical treatment to evacuation, the insurance should cover all.

                          Can I stay at Everest Base Camp?

                          No, that is not allowed to trekkers. There are no tea houses or lodges at Everest Base Camp. And you cannot install a tent without permission at EBC. So after visiting Everest Base Camp, you will return to Gorak Shep for your stay. Gorak Shep is the closest teahouse area from Everest Base Camp.

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                          Testimonials

                          • Ryan Pellett
                            Ryan Pellett, New Zealand

                            Marvelous Trek to EBC with Nir and team.

                            The EBC trek is simply amazing and a must do if you are anywhere near Nepal. It has everything you want. Lush green valley's around Lukla, Monjo and Phakding. Epic hikes up endless steep trails to Namche, Tengboche and Tukla Pass. Beautiful alpine desolation and moonscape vistas with jaw dropping views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and more. History bursting out of every stop, twist and turn along the way. A standout of many standouts is Ama Dablam which follows you like a sentinel overlooking your progress in the middle portion of the trek. It's a special mountain in a special part of the world and Nir and his team are the people to see it with. We had Nir and Ram on our trek and they were perfect. Friendly, happy, helpful, knowledgeable people to spend 2 weeks with in the mountains. They took care of everything we needed but gave us the freedom to do things at our own pace as well.Even if you're not super fit, you can do this trek. We saw people from 7 to 87 doing this trek. The tea house accommodation and guides make it easy enough so that all you really need is the determination to get there. One step at a time.

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                            Grace King, United Kingdom

                            Amazing everest base camp trek

                            Hannah and I had an amazing time trekking to Everest Base Camp with Nir, everything was organised and arranged for us and we were made to feel very well looked after! It was great to have such a knowledgable guide. Nir made sure that we all walked at a steady pace and didn't tire ourselves out too quickly. We also got to see some spectacular sights of Kathmandu during our visit, we were able to pack so many new experiences in to just two weeks I would highly recommend Nir as a guide, we had a wonderful trip!

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                            Johan B, Belgium

                            EBC-Trek in monsoon

                            I have just completed the Everest Basecamp with Marvel Adventure and Nir and it was nothing but awesome! I’ve enjoyed every minute of the trek and could advise anyone to do it, even in Monsoon! Up near the camp we have had beautiful scenery of the Himalayan peaks and there were almost no tourists on the way to the top during this season! Nir is very knowledgable and experienced, he pays attention and gives advice on what to eat and what not, when and where to rest and acclimatize - he even made sure we could watch most of the worldcup games!Thank you Nir for a very good trip and the (marvel) adventure of a lifetime! 

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