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From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Activity provider: Nepal Hiking

From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Activity provider: Nepal Hiking
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From US$ 1,299 US$ 974.25 per person

Embark on the Everest Base Camp trek, a well-known trek for adventure lovers starting in Lukla. Follow the Dudh Kosi river valley and toward a bustling Namche bazaar, the gateway to Mount Everest.

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Duration 12 days
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Trek to Namche Bazar and discover the gateway to Mt. Everest
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery and observe the prayer ceremony in the evening/morning
  • Visit Everest Base Camp and get a chance to go up if you can
  • Visit Kalapathar and enjoy the stunning views of the highest peak in the world
Full description

Day 1

Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding Drive about 15 minutes early in the morning to Tribhuwan International Airport. After a 30-minute scenic flight to Lukla (2804 meters), begin your trek to Phakding (2610 meters) for 3 hours of easy walking. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 2

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3535 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3

Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Take a walk around the valley to adjust to the thin air. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of Everest. Opt to go to a museum on the same day. There, discover the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Take in a fine view of Everest and other mountains from this place. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4

Trek to Tengboche (3850 meters) In reaching Tengboche, you will visit a monastery known as Tengboche monastery, where your guide will take you to observe the prayer ceremony, whether in the evening or morning. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5

Trek to Dingboche (4350 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 6

Enjoy another day for acclimatization. First, take a trip to Chhukung valley, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Afterward, go to Chhukung Ri (5546 meters) from there, and observe the 5th highest mountain, Mt. Makalu. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 7

Trek to Lobuche (4950 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 8

Trek to Everest Base camp (5400 meters) and return to Gorakshep (5160 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 9

The day starts with a hike up to Kalapathar (5545 meters), an excellent viewpoint to enjoy views of Mount Everest and other spectacular mountain landscapes. Then trek back to Pheriche (4280 meters). Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 10

Trek back to Namche Bazar. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 11

Trek to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 12

After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. Pick up service and transfer to your hotel.

Includes
  • Pickup and transfer to and from Kathmandu Airport by private car as per the itinerary (2 times)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including tea/coffee) during the trek
  • 11 nights twin sharing accommodation at guesthouses during the trek
  • 1 English-speaking guide
  • 1 porter for 2 trekkers
  • Logistic support of travel arrangement
  • Round-trip flight (US$ 376 per person/subject to change; and payable in cash as local payment in Kathmandu)
  • Trek permit (US$ 50 per person/subject to change; payable in cash as local payment in Kathmandu)
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Hiking shoes

Product ID: 28903