12 days
Trip Level
Group Size
5545 m

Aren’t you getting enough time to trek to Everest Base Camp? Get ready to loop in and see the possible trekking experience of Everest Base Camp now; it’s a lifetime trek! Everest Camp Trek is one of the planet’s most thrilling and fascinating journeys of the Himalayas. The 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek is ideal for those trekkers who wish to make it rapidly. It means the short Everest Base Camp Trek is the same as the classic Everest Base Camp Trek, 14 days but skipping some extra days on the itinerary.

The majority of trekkers travel from Kathmandu to Lukla. Likewise, 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek also starts from Lukla. However, the adventure begins before you get to Lukla while you are on a unique inclined landing strip between mountains and land. Most trekkers go for multi-day walking through villages; a few even opt for traditional lodging facilities in the local homes.

The Everest Base Camp 12 days Trek also provides an insight into lifestyle and culture and is closely associated with Tibet. During your trip, you can visit Buddhist Monasteries overlooking Everest and the nearby Ama Dablam, which many consider one of Nepal’s most beautiful mountains. Impressive views from the Kala Patthar peak–the Khumbu glacier’s chaotic ice sculpture, the Nuptse, and Everest itself.

What do you expect in EBC 12 Days Trek

Trekking through the World Heritage site, Sagarmatha National Park, observing fascinating flora and fauna.
Visit Everest Base Camp via Khumbu Glacier and hike to Kala Patthar for a breathtaking close-up view of Everest in a single excursion.

Be fascinated by the chilling wonder of the iconic Ama-Dablam and other impressive mountains within the Everest region.
Travel through the footsteps of the Himalayas’ legends, experiencing the local community’s lifestyle.
Everest Base Camp Trek at a glance
Duration 12 days
Max. Altitude 5545 Meters
Trek Starts/Ends Lukla
Trip Difficulty Demanding
Accommodation Lodges/Tea-houses
Everest Base Camp Trek Map

12-days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary

Days Destination Altitude in Meters Distance
1. Arrival in Kathmandu
2. Fly to  Lukla, then trek to Phakding 2600 3h00
3. Namche Bazaar 3464 6h00
4. Tengboche 3800 5h00
5. Dingboche 4400 6h00
6. Lobuche 4900 6h00
7. Gorakshep (visit EBC 5364 m) 5100 7h00
8. Hike Kalapatthar 5545 m then trek to Pangboche 3900 7h00
9. Namche 3460 6h00
10. Lukla 2800 7h00
11. Fly back to Kathmandu
12. Final Departure
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Everest Base Camp Trek is always on the bucket list for intrepid travelers worldwide. Unfortunately, due to a lack of extended holidays, some trekkers were found to skip this dream trip. So, we have crafted a short Everest Base Camp Trek to fulfill travelers’ dream who has a short holiday. The 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek is the best and 8th wonder of the world, which offers you opportunities to enjoy some truly incredible views from the top of the world. Everything you need to know about Everest Base Camp Trek for a better experience if you plan to go for your next holiday.

The 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek needs physical fitness because it involves a few steep steps on the route. There are many well-marked routes; however, the Khumbu glacier is somewhat unstable, where extreme attention is needed.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Arrival at the airport in Kathmandu. Welcome by the representative of the agency at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu –Lukla (2800m) – Phakding(2600m) 40 minutes by plane and 3h00 walk.

The adventurous journey to Everest Base Camp in the early morning transfer to the domestic terminal Flight to Lukla, the get way of Everest region and known as Khumbu too. Wonderful opportunities to see the chain Himalayas in a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then a short trek to Phakding.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m) 6h00 walk.

On the second of the journey, the trails lead you to Namche bazaar bypassing several Sherpa villages along the way with encountering smiling people, their vibrant cultures, landscapes, and forests. The trails ascend through the forests and bridges until reaching the meet point of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi. About 2 hours steep climb; there is the first approach of Mt. Everest then continues to walk to Namche Bazaar the land of Sherpa.

Day 4: Namche – Tengboche (3860m)

It is as usual after breakfast in Namche trek to the next destination Tengboche, a large monastery of the region where Mani Rimdu festival conduct in October and many monks are meditation along the year. Enjoy the magnificent view of the thunder Himalayas. The trail goes regularly down to reach Sansa where we confluence a junction to go popular trail to Gokyo valley and Everest Base camp. Gradually descend to the Dudh Koshi River traversing villages and pine forests and cross a bridge slightly uphill similar to Tengboche.

Day 5: Tengboche - Dingboche (4410m)

]A picturesque visit surrounding the Monastery and Himalayan scenery in the morning, as usual, start the day’s journey toward Dingboche. An easy walk along day even at high altitude passes through several villages, Mani walls, and chhorten, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Entering to Imja-Tse valley spectacular views of the mountain remains from Dingboche

Day 6: Dingboche – Labuche (4900m) 5h00 walk

An adventurous journey to Everest base camp from Dingboche remains it Himalayan views in 360° along the trail to Lobuche. The trail seems easy to walk due to the altitude it’s difficult to breathe during the walk. On a steep walk through the moraine of Khumbu glacier from Thukla to Lobuche, we encounter many prayer flags and monuments in memory of the mountaineers who deceased during the expedition.

Day 7: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp (5364m) – Gorakshep (5140m) 7h00 walk.

The trail goes to Gorakshep along the edge of the Khumbu glacier. The vistas of snowy mountains we still perceive. A small climb of Changri glacier and the zigzag trail gets Gorakshep. After having lunch in Gorakshep, heading to Everest Base Camp where we can see numerous tents in the Basecamp for expedition purposes. Your dream comes true when reaching Everest Base camp but not visible Everest from here. Then back to Gorakshep.

Day 8: Gorakshep – Kalapattar (5545m) – Pangboche (3900m) 7h00 walk.

We achieved the ultimate goal of the trip. Here begins another climax of the trek to reach the top of Kala Patthar where we can see a stunning view of Mt. Everest so far. Then continue to descend to Panboche with similar views of thunder Himalayas.

Day 9: Pangboche – Namche 6h00 walk

Easy walk to Dibuche then climb up to Tengboche. Descending to Pungki thanka and climb up to Sanasa where the junction of the trail goes to Gokyo Lake, Khumjung village, and Namche. Afterward, an easy walk to Namche and the same views are remaining while ascending.

Day 10: Namche – Lukla 7h00 walk.

The First part of the trail is steep descending up to River and passes the same things we have seen while ascending.

Day 11: Lukla – Kathmandu (Hotel includes)

Early morning, 40-minute thrilling flights to an airstrip at Lukla by private plane offers a marvelous view of Central Himalayas and as well as beautiful landscape and hills.

Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu (Hotel includes)

The day can be occupied as security day if the plane doesn’t fly in case of bad weather.

Day 13: Final departure.

Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport two hours before the departure of your flight
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please depart at least 3 hours before the flight.
All airport/hotel transfers by private car.
Three nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Domestic Airfare (Round Trip)
Accommodations during trek. (Lodges/Guest Houses/Tea houses).
Meal during the trek
An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant guide (5 Trekkers:1 Assistant Guide) and porters (2 Trekkers:1 porter Max. 20 Kg.)
All necessary documentation and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
Transportation as per itinerary
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (Advice to bring accurate amount USD in cash)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Extra night hotel in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Personal Expenses (i.e., phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottled or boiled water).
Travel Insurance
Guide & Porter gratuity

Indicated prices are in US$ dollars and payable in convertible currencies. All published rate on our website is set as low as possible. The prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. However, we guarantee our prices, which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

No, you are not allowed to drink water from the direct tap or streams on the Everest Region Trek. But you can also use a purifier or SteriPen. It is expensive to buy water (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).
Be conscious. This trek will be over 3500 m in elevation. The possibilities of having an altitude illness usually begin at this altitude. But to prevent this, we have planned the itinerary to give you time to acclimatize as much as possible.
There’s nobody who’s going to suffer from altitude sickness. The younger and fitter people do not experience high altitude illnesses when they feel older and less fit. It’s not related to fitness or age. Speak to your private practitioner. Prescription medicines are available to help avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. But go gently and listen to the body and be mindful of any changes and listen to your guide if he thinks that you have symptoms (which might not be apparent).
We will be able to collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. In case of emergency, we will be able to coordinate with your insurance company and helicopters company for emergency evacuation.
There is no doubt only be a First aid. We take a first-aid kit on every trip. We always advise you to make your own. Here’s a checklist of items you can bring, recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal; however, we suggest that you keep this checklist if necessary.
Yes, we only provide insurance to our staff. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your home country. Note: Insurance should cover medical and emergency evacuation.
No. The trails are well-known. You will not need crampons if you are not traveling in the mid-winter. Instead of the crampons, bring non-technical, lightweight spikes, are less costly and suit any shoe size.
No, we do not need tents or mattresses. There are tea houses along the trek.
When you forget something, it may be complicated to find something here. Check here for a detailed packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you’re not a regular hiker, you can rent most of Nepal’s trekking equipment upon your arrival.
Anything you do not want for the trip can leave at our office or your hotel. We recommend that you make sure your bag is lockable.
Generally, we use local guides. Our guides have been numerous times on each trek to the relevant areas. All are qualified, competent, versatile, and certified licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
If you use a porter, there are two advantages:
1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.
A porter can carry an average of 20 kg with his or her bag so that they can carry up to 16 kg of your equipment and gears. But we provide a backpack for them.
Yes, of course. We ensure that our staff is well insured.
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