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12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -10°C to 14°C

Duration

Duration 12 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate

Firstly, the trip begins in Kathmandu and heads to the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla on a short flight. Then, you trail along the Dudh Koshi River before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. The trek settles at Namche, which is the biggest trade hub in the Everest region. Here, you explore for a day and head to locations like Everest View Hotel and Khumjung Village. From here, you follow the Imja River and head to Tengboche. As you enjoy the views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), you will reach Dingboche.

At Dingboche, you will acclimatize for a day and hike to the local peak called NangkarTshang (516m). Then, the next part of the trek takes you to Thukla and Lobuche. Further, you trek along the Khumbu Glacier and reach Gorakshep. Next, you trek along the arid trails to settle at the Everest Base Camp. The base camp is sure to awe you with the views of mountains like Pumo Ri and Nuptse. Then the trek heads to the next highlight of the trip, Kalapatthar. The vantage point offers a surreal view of mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and many others. Finally, the return trip begins, and you retrace your steps via Thukla and Tengboche. Then, you return to Lukla via Namche Bazaar and fly back to Kathmandu.

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You do not have to worry about any hidden or extra charges. The package cost will remain the same. We will provide you with an online briefing before you begin the trek. There will be no compromises when it comes to providing you with the best services. We offer 24/7 customer services and our departure dates are 100% guaranteed. So rest assured and book our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek.

Our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking Short Info

Traverse the magical land of Khumbu Valley and its riches on the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking. The trek is a glorious trip across the Sagarmatha National Park, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Nepal. Likewise, the cultural richness of the ethnic Sherpa people is equally alluring as well. All in all, this trip is a perfect depiction of the diversity in nature and culture of Nepal.

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Trip Highlights:

  • Explore the Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, and Icefall.
  • Enjoy the trek across the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Visit the various Sherpa settlements like Tengboche, Thukla, and Lobuche.
  • Relish the panorama of Everest Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lobuche (8516m), and Cho Oyu (8188m).
  • Trek to the remote and adventurous trails of the Everest region. 
  • Take a spiritual visit to ancient monasteries like Tengboche, Pangboche, Khumjung, Nangkartshang, and several more. 
  • Witness the remains of Yeti, an abominable snowman at Khumjung Monastery. 
  • Discover the diverse flora and fauna of the Khumbu region and get an opportunity to get a glimpse at red pandas, snow leopards, and more. 
  • Get first-hand experience of Sherpa people’s culture, traditions, local customs, and hospitality. 

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Lukla - Trek to Phakding

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

35 minutes Flight
8km Uphill hike
(Av. 3hr)

Accommodation

Sherpa Guide Lodge/hotel Sherpa

Altitude

(2640m./8745 ft.)

Everest Base Camp Trekking begins at Kathmandu. The day begins rather early as you pack your bags and drive to Tribhuvan International Airport. Embark on a domestic flight to Lukla. The scenic half-hour long flight takes you over the pristine forested hills and deep ravines towards Lukla. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy your breakfast and then embark on the first day of the trek. Enjoy a scenic trek along the pristine Dudh Koshi River to Phakding village. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 2

Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Av. 5hr)

Accommodation

Hotel Kamal/ Hotel Sakura/ Hotel Bodhi

Altitude

(3440m./11352ft.)

Leaving Phakding, you’ll begin trekking upstream along the Dudh Koshi River towards Monjo village. You’ll walk past few scenic waterfalls en route. At Monjo, you’ll get the permit for Sagarmatha National park. The trail continues through Jorsalle and crosses few suspension bridges en route to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the largest village in the entire Everest Region. Enjoy the majestic sight of Kongde Ri range from Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche.

Day 3

Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar/Explore around

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km/03 hrs.

Accommodation

Hotel Kamal/ Hotel Sakura/Hotel Bodhi

Altitude

3750m./12375ft.

Today is a rest day, and you can undertake a scenic tour around the village. Later, you can also take a short hike to the Khumjung and Khunde villages. After exploring Namche Bazaar, you’ll begin trekking uphill for an hour to reach Khumjung Monastery. A small Sherpa village of Khumjung is home to Khumjung Monastery, which has preserved the remains of Yeti, an abominable snowman. Walk past the scenic Syangboche Airport towards Khunde village. You can visit the equally beautiful Edmund Hillary School en route to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche.

Day 4

Trek to Debuche

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Av. 5hr)

Accommodation

Hotel Good Luck/Rivendell lodge

Altitude

(3750m./12705ft.)

Leaving Namche Bazaar, you’ll begin trekking upstream along the Dudh Koshi River. A steep hike takes you towards Phunki Tenga village. The trail continues alongside the mesmerizing view of Ama Dablam (6856m) and climbs over 427 meters in altitude. Tengboche village is home to Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Everest Region. The 100-years old monastery celebrates the history of Tibetan-Buddhism. It also hosts the annual festival of Mani Rimdu in October. After spending sometime at Tyangboche, you will descend to Debuche. Overnight in  Debuche.

Day 5

Trek to Dingboche

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Av. 5hr)

Accommodation

Hotel Good Luck

Altitude

(4350m./14355ft.)

Wake up to the beautiful view of Ama Dablam (6856m) in the east. After enjoying your breakfast, you’ll embark on the trek. Leaving  Debuche, You’ll leave the forested path behind and begin climbing the rocky terrain. The trail drops to the pristine Imja Khola (River) and begins to rise again en route to Pangboche village. Walk past thousands of Mani stones en route to Shomare. The day ends at Dingboche village, a remote Sherpa village. Overnight in Dingboche

Day 6

Acclimatization

Day 6 Facts

Accommodation

Hotel Good Luck

Today, you’ll spend the day acclimatizing at Dingboche. To better utilize this day, you can take an adventurous hike to the local peak of the Nangkartshang peak (5083m) named after the century-old Nangkartshang monastery. From the top, you can catch the natural sights of Mount Taboche (6367m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Island Peak (6189m), Lhotse (8516m), and Mount Everest (8848m). Retrace your path back to Dingboche village overlooking the beautiful Mt. Pumo Ri (7165m). Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 7

Trek to Lobuche

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

6km Uphill hike
(Av. 4hr)

Accommodation

Mother Earth House

Altitude

(4900m./16170ft.)

Leaving Dingboche, you’ll begin climbing towards Lobuche village. The trail on this day’s trek goes past Pheriche and Thukla village. Leaving the quaint Pheriche village, you’ll begin climbing towards Thukla where you can witness the Climber’s memorial park. The park built-in the memory of climbers who lost their lives while climbing Mount Everest remains the highlight of the region. Leaving Thukla, you’ll continue trekking uphill along the Lobuche Glacier towards Lobuche village. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 8

Trek to Gorakshep - Excursion to EBC

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

05 hours round trip

Accommodation

Hotel Buddha/ Himalayan Inn

Altitude

(5364m./17701ft.)

Leaving Lobuche, you’ll begin climbing towards the remote Gorakshep village. The trail goes uphill along the Lobuche Glacier and Khumbu Glacier towards Gorakshep. After a brief rest, you’ll embark on a short excursion to the Everest Base Camp. The trail rises towards the east and goes along Khumbu Glacier towards Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the pristine sights of climber’s base camp, Khumbu Glacier, and Khumbu Icefall from the base camp. Few of the mountains visible from the base camp are Pumo Ri (7165m), Lingtren (6749m), Khumbutse (6608m), and Nuptse Peak (7861m). Retrace your path and head back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay. Overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 9

Trek to Pheriche

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Downhill hike
(Av. 4hr)

Accommodation

Trekker's Lodge

Altitude

(4250m/14025ft.)

You’ll wake up early as you embark on a short hike to Kala Patthar, the tourist landmark in the Everest Region. After the rigorous climb through the rocky moraine, you’ll arrive at the top from where you can catch the excellent view of Mount Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Khumbutse (6608m), Pumo Ri (7165m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) among many other mountains. Retrace your path and begin heading down to Gorakshep village. After breakfast, you’ll continue trekking downhill along the Lobuche Glacier towards Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.

Day 10

Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

15km Downhill hike
(Av. 6hr)

Accommodation

Hotel Kamal/ Hotel Sakura / Hotel Bodhi

Altitude

(3440m./11352ft.)

Leaving Pheriche, the trail begins to climb downhill and goes past Somare to reach Pangboche. The trail drops towards the Imja River and climbs again. Make a brief stop at Debuche village before arriving at Tengboche. After enjoying a delicious lunch, you’ll continue on the trail. Begin climbing downstream along the Dudh Koshi River and cross Phunki Tenga to upstream ascend to Kenjoma . You will walk gradual walk to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche.

Day 11

Trek to Lukla

Day 11 Facts

Trekking Time Average

20km Downhill hike
(Av. 8hr)

Accommodation

The Northface Resort

Altitude

(2800m./9240ft.)

Wake up to the mesmerizing view of Kongde Ri Peak (6137m). After breakfast, you’ll begin trekking downhill and cross Jorsalle en route to Monjo. After exiting Sagarmatha National park, you’ll begin climbing down to Phakding village where you can enjoy your lunch. A short trek will bring you back to Lukla. Spend the evening celebrating the completion of the arduous trek. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 12

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 12 Facts

Trekking Time Average

35mins Flight

Altitude

(1295m./4273ft.)

Catch an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the beautiful mountainous panorama from the flight as you leave Lukla. Before landing at Kathmandu, you can catch the stunning aerial view of the entire city, including a few of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Drive to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day as you wish Overnight in Kathmandu.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport ( Airport -Hotel -Airport ) transfer in Kathmandu .
  • Lodge (Twin share base ) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trek.
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Everest region and government authorized trekking guide and required porters (One porter for two persons).
  • Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance and transportation etc.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla/Kathmandu round trip by flight.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee, TIMS and Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry fee.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • A trekking map, duffel bag, first aid kit box, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification, company T-shirt and trekking completion certificate .
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • All kind of service charges and government tax .
  • Public Liability Insurance.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, hot shower, hot water, laundry, phone bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters .( Highly suggested).

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Group Discounts Available

Group of 1 - 1 $1,450.00 PP $1,250.00 PP
Group of 2 - 4 $1,300.00 PP $1,100.00 PP
Group of 5 - 8 $1,280.00 PP $1,080.00 PP
Group of 9 - 12 $1,260.00 PP $1,060.00 PP
Group of 13 - 16 $1,240.00 PP $1,040.00 PP
Group of 17 - 20 $1,220.00 PP $1,020.00 PP
Group of 21 - 25 $1,200.00 PP $1,000.00 PP

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Traveler Reviews

We had a wonderful experience visiting the most beautiful mountain on earth. we went as group of three from UK. We finished Trek in 12 days. Initially we had booked for EBC and Gokyo Ri but the day we did EBC, weather was bad for next two days which means we couldnt go through Cho La pass. We had less time so we didnt like the idea of waiting so instead we came down and spent extra days in Kathmandu and relaxed and did lots of shopping. It was amazing, both Kathmandu and EBC Trail. Nepal Alternative Trek: I dont have enough words fro Tej. He was amazing. He made this trip possible for us. The prices were excellent. We will go with Nepal Alternative Trek again and again for sure. I was ill the day I arrived in Kathmandu and i was worried that i will not be able to do it. Tej looked at me and said, you will do it, i can guarantee that. He said you are ill, in next few days, when you see the mountains, you will get energy and you will make it and thats what happened. Tej helped us throughout our planning. He was always available to answer our questions before we even booked with him. He helped us remotely with our shopping, what to buy, what not to, he compared prices for us so if there was better quality and better prices in UK, he suggested us to buy from here, things that were better priced and good quality in Kathmandu, he told us to buy from here. So he really did help us save lot of money too. When we arrived in Kathmandu, Tej accompanied us to the shops in Thamel and in 2 hours, we bought rest of our things and next morning we were on our way to Lukla. Guide: Kumar was our guide for the trip. He was an excellent guide. Very friendly and helpful. He did not rush us. He was very easy going. we took lot of time resting, taking pictures and he was absolutely supportive. He kept a close eye on us if any of us felt a little unwell or unusually slow, he got concerned about our well being and kept asking if we need anything. He does excellent high jumps as seen on his phone. I told him to do it but he said next time so i will hold him for that. Porters: I think porters are most important and our porters were excellent. Ramis was a little boy and he accompanied us on our rest days too. Both porters were very friendly and on our way back down to Lukla, they wanted to race us. But despite them carrying huge luggage, we couldnt even walk close to them, never mind racing them. They are super heroes. Overall: Nepal Alternative Trek was the company we chose after months of research and they met our Budget requiremnets Their prices are very reasonable and their service is excellent. I would most certainly recommend them to others and I am hoping to go again for Annapurna Circuit trek and with definitley do it with NAT and have Kumar as a guide and this time making sure that he does high jump.

5.0

Shabana Bashir

Oxford, United Kingdom
Trek to Kala pathar and base Camp Everything was really great: Landscape, food, my guide( Hari). I am just disappointed not to fare enough time for discovering more many places but I will come back next year maybe?

5.0

Martinez Vincent

France

ESSENTIAL INFO

Best Time For 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Nepal has four distinct seasons. The weather and climate vary according to the seasons. Here is a short brief of each season in Nepal:

Spring (March to May)

Spring is considered one of the best times for Everest Base Camp Trek. The clear and stable weather makes it perfect for trekking. Similarly, the vegetation and wildlife are active during springtime. The rhododendron forest along the trail also blooms fully which adds color and vibrancy to the landscape. The trails are well-defined and safe.

The season is pre-monsoon in Nepal, hence, there is a low chance of rainfall. In addition to the favorable weather, the view is also excellent in this season. The temperature in the lowlands ranges from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the temperature at higher elevations ranges from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius. The temperature can fall further during nighttime. It can reach to freezing point at higher elevations.

Summer (June to August)

The summer season coincides with the monsoon in Nepal. Hence, there are heavy rainfalls all across Nepal. Especially the lower region receives much rainfall in comparison to the highlands. Due to rainfall and bad weather, the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla can get canceled often. There are also risks of landslides and mudslides in summer.

The temperature generally ranges from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. Similarly, the temperature at higher elevations is also warmer. The EBC trails during summer can be unsafe for trekking. The trail can be muddy and slippery. It is also common to encounter leeches along the trail. So, it is best to avoid the summer season for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn is the post-monsoon season in Nepal and is also considered the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek. The temperature ranges between 15 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. The warm temperature paired with crisp air makes it perfect for trekking. The rainfall during the monsoon cleans most of the dust and pollution in the atmosphere. Thus, the vegetation is luscious and greener.

Similarly, the visibility is also brilliant and trekkers can witness the spectacular mountain views while en route. It is also harvesting and festive season in Nepal. Therefore, trekkers can get a closer look at local customs and be a part of the celebration. The temperature begins to get chilly as the autumn season begins to progress. It gets significantly colder at higher elevations.

Winter (December to February)

The winter season brings heavy snowfall in higher elevations. The temperature can drop to sub-zero and even below -13 degrees Celsius during nighttime. Due to the heavy snowfall, the high passes and trails get blocked. This makes it very difficult to trek to the Everest Base Camp in winter.

Another thing to note is that accommodations at higher elevations usually close during winter. There is also the risk of avalanches. Therefore, winter is also not considered one of the best times for Everest Base Camp Trek. The flights to Lukla are also limited while the trail can be filled with snow.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Everest Base Camp Trek is among the moderately challenging trek routes. During the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers will have to conquer the difficult trails on varied terrains. They will have to ascend and descend on rocky and rugged trails. Similarly, some sections are steep and trekkers may have to cross suspension bridges, glaciers, and moraines. The trails will get more challenging as you ascend to higher altitudes.

During the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers have to be ready to walk for 5 to 6 hours every day. The long walks on harsh terrains can take a physical and mental toll on trekkers. So, trekkers need to have a good level of fitness for the trek. The altitude sickness is also common during the EBC Trek. The base camp is situated at an elevation of 5,364 meters (17,701 feet). After 3,000 meters, the oxygen level of the atmosphere drops. Trekkers can experience symptoms like headache, nausea, dizziness, and even shortness of breath.

Sometimes trekkers may have to descend or require immediate rescue due to severe altitude sickness. The weather changes more rapidly as you move to higher altitudes. It can further add to the trek’s difficulty. Likewise, the facilities and infrastructure are limited in higher elevations. It can add mental strain on trekkers. Hence, to overcome the Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty, trekkers need to be prepared physically and mentally.

Nepal Alternative Trek’s 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is carefully crafted considering these difficulties. There are proper days for acclimatization to minimize altitude sickness risk.

Meals and Accommodation During the Trek

The accommodations available in the Everest Base Camp Trek route usually are tea houses, lodges, and guesthouses. The tea houses and lodges are budget-friendly and they provide basic facilities like beds, blankets, and pillows. The rooms are on a twin-sharing basis with shared bathrooms and communal dining spaces. You can also find rooms with attached bathrooms. They can charge extra costs for hot water showers, charging, and other amenities.

You can also find luxurious lodges at Namche Bazaar. These luxurious lodges are expensive but provide luxury facilities. These accommodations have spacious rooms with attached bathrooms. Similarly, these accommodations have beds with electric heating, a hot water facility, a heater, and many more. But the facilities will get more basic as you get to the higher elevation.

You will eat Dal Bhat almost daily during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The dish is a Nepalese staple and perfect for energizing your body during a trek. Dal Bhat has an adequate amount of carbohydrates and protein required for the body. The dish consists of rice, lentil soup, seasonal vegetables, pickles, and sometimes meat. Similarly, you can also find other dishes like momo, bread (Tibetan, chapati), sandwiches, noodles, and other international cuisine options.

Although you can find caffeinated beverages, dairy products, and alcoholic beverages, it is best to avoid them. These food options can increase the risk of altitude sickness at higher elevations. Also, avoid excessive smoking and hydrate your body during 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek.

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

The cost for the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek can vary depending on the season, group size, personal preferences, etc. The package cost covers most of the expenses like transportation, accommodations, meals, guide, and porter fees, and permits during the trek. However, the personal expenses, tips, and travel insurance are not covered. Likewise, customization of the itinerary will add extra cost for the trek.

The accommodations during the 12 Days Everest Base Camp are arranged in tea houses. But there are luxurious accommodations at places like Namche Bazaar. If you opt to stay at such places, it is going to be expensive. Similarly, at higher elevations, even basic accommodation places can charge extra costs for hot showers, charging electronic devices, internet/WiFi, etc. At such times, trekkers will have to pay the additional charges by themselves. Snacks, drinks, and package food also come under the trekker’s expenses.
The equipment expenses can also increase the cost of the trek. The good thing is that you can rent the trekking equipment which is a lot more cheaper than buying. Trekkers are advised to carry cash with them for the trek. The availability of ATMs is scarce. So, cash is the common way of transactions.

Lukla Flight and Weather Condition

Trekkers have to fly from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla to start the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather condition in Lukla changes very rapidly and the flights can get disrupted often. The airport is prone to fog and high winds. Even during spring and autumn when the seasons are more stable, the weather at Lukla can get foggy.

Due to the weather disruption, flights to and from Lukla can be canceled. However, the helicopter option is an alternative at such times. Note that the helicopter ride is more expensive. The cost can differ depending on the availability of the helicopter and its quality. The helicopter cost can range from USD 300 to USD 500 per person. Also, remember that there is a weight restriction for domestic flights in Nepal which is 10 kg for luggage. The weight of hand luggage can differ from 6 to 8 kg per person.

How to Be Prepared For 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekkers have to be physically as well as mentally prepared for 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek. The trails to the Everest Base Camp get challenging and rugged as we ascend to higher elevations. Trekkers have to walk 5 to 6 hours a day during the trek. So, ascending and descending for such long hours on varied and rugged terrain is going to be physically demanding. Additionally, it is common for trekkers to experience altitude sickness. The remoteness of the region, limited facilities, and unpredictable weather can all add mental strain on the trekkers.

Hence to better prepare for the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers are advised to take exercises and trekking beforehand. You can do exercises like jogging, and cycling, and practice hiking to increase your physical stamina and endurance. Proper diet, i.e., intake of high carbs and protein diet can also enhance the strength of your body. Similarly, do your research about the difficulties of the Everest Base Camp. It can help you to be mentally prepared. Also, work on building mental resilience. If unfavorable incidents do happen while on trek, you can better handle them.

So prepare yourself physically and mentally in advance. The Everest Base Camp trail can push your stamina, endurance, and patience. Better preparation can help you to complete the trek with comfort and make it more enjoyable.

Permits and Paperwork Required For Trek

The trekker will need three permits and paperwork for the Everest Base Camp Trek. These include the following:

TIMS Card

Every trekker needs to obtain the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card for all trekking routes in Nepal. It takes the information of the trekking, their itineraries, and emergency contact numbers. It ensures the safety and security of the trekkers. The costs for the TIMS card are as follows:

  • SAARC residents: Rs.1000 per person
  • Non-SAARC residents: Rs.2000 per person

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

The Everest Base Camp Trek route goes through the Sagarmatha National Park. Hence, they need to obtain an entry permit. The costs for the entry permit are:

  • SAARC residents: Rs.1500 per person
  • Non-SAARC residents: Rs.3000 per person

Children under the age of 10 get free entrance. You can obtain the permit from Kathmandu or at the national park entrance.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

Another permit trekkers will need for the Everest Base Camp Trek is the local permit, the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. The cost for the permit for both SAARC and non-SAARC nationals is Rs.2000 per person. The cost increases to Rs.2500 per person after the first four weeks.
Trekkers can obtain the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit after arriving at Lukla or the Sagarmatha Nationa Park counter.

Nepal Alternative Trek’s 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek package comes with all the permits included.

Travel insurance

The most important thing you should have for Everest Base Camp Trekking is your insurance. You have to compulsorily have travel insurance with you. Similarly, make sure your insurance company covers your 4000m plus trekking insurance. If you don’t have that then it will be difficult for us to cooperate with you.
Because it helps if something bad happens to you in the journey like injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. So, make sure you have it with you for the trek.

Equipment Checklist For 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is challenging. Trekkers have to ascend and descend on rugged and varied terrains. Similarly, the facilities are limited at higher elevations. Trekkers have to carry proper equipment and gear to combat the hardness of the trail. Here is a complete equipment checklist for 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek:

Clothing Items

The first necessary checklist is the clothing items. Trekkers will have to travel from lowland regions to highland regions. The temperature varies significantly according to the region. The temperature is generally warmer in lower regions. Meanwhile, the temperature can get cold at higher elevations. Thus, trekkers have to prepare proper clothing for the changing temperatures.

For this purpose, carry down jackets, windproof/waterproof jackets, long-sleeved jackets, lightweight pants, moisture-wicking thermal inner wears, insulating layers, moisture-wicking socks, and gaiters. Similarly, carry scarves, sweaters, hats, scarves, and gloves for cold temperatures. You will need comfortable and sturdy boots that are perfect for walking on varied terrain.

Equipment and Supplies

Since the trekking route goes through the remote and rugged terrains of the Khumbu region, you need proper equipment and supplies. The first thing you will need is a comfortable backpack. A 40 to 50-litre backpack is suitable for carrying all your equipment for the 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek.

Similarly, you will need an adjustable trekking pole for support. Carry, thermal or water bottles, headlamps, charging cables, adapters, and toiletries. Also, you can carry power banks, extra batteries, and sleeping bags to keep yourself extra warm in higher elevations.

Miscellaneous

Other than the clothing, equipment, and gear, you can carry items that can make your trek comfortable. For example, you can carry books and diaries. Similarly, you can carry sun protection, sunglasses, snacks, tea bags, and other personal items. As the amenities are also limited, you can carry personal hygiene products. As for female trekkers, you should carry menstrual hygiene products. These products’ availability is limited or non-existent in remote areas.

For the General Equipment Checklist, Follow the Link Here

Fitness and experience requirements

Everest Base Camp is one of the hardest and longest treks in Nepal. So, you need to be completely ready for this trek. This trek is not for physically ill people or inexperienced people. Even a lot of experienced trekkers find it hard to trek here. Because it pushes your body to its limit. So, we recommend you first climb small peaks then come after to climb this peak.in addition, if you decide to do this trek despite your lack of experience then we highly recommend hiring an experienced guide. Furthermore, you should not have any heart and blood-related diseases. Most importantly, you should be passionate about the trek. Then you can enjoy the stunning view it provides. Similarly, you will also not find it difficult to trek here if you are passionate about trekking here.

Climate and weather

At an altitude of 5,200 meters above sea level. The climate and weather are mostly cold in the Everest Base Camp. The average temperature of Everest base camp is -17 degrees Celsius, the trekking is done throughout the year. Despite its temperature and weather. Annually, a lot of trekkers trek here. But, the best time you could get to visit here is during the spring and autumn seasons. During this time of the year, you will experience the best climate and weather. Which will help you get the panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lobuche (8516m), and Cho Oyu (8188m). But, sometimes it can vary from season to season.

Safety and security

The safety and security of the trekkers are important factors for our company. We check every route and trail before the trek. Similarly, we make sure all the belongings are safe and make sure that everything is under control. So you will be safe with us. Therefore, when traveling with us you can enjoy nature fully. Furthermore, the accommodation facility we provide is also very safe for your stay. So, you can fully have fun while trekking here.

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