About Trip

The Everest Base Camp trek 12 days is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. This trek takes you to the base of the highest mountain in the world. If you are looking to do the Everest Base Camp trek but have limited time in hand, this trek is the one for you. It takes you through one of the most beautiful places in and offers a spectacular view of the mountains. The famous Tenzing-Hillary Airport is considered as one of the most dangerous airports in the world.

This region has everything that you ask from a trek. A great amalgamation of culture and natural beauty makes this region a must-visit for every trekker around the world. This trek has serene landscapes, challenging paths and the Sherpa people who are renowned for their hospitality. During the trek you will be able to catch an unimpeded view of the mountains such as Everest(8848 meters), Nuptse(7816 meters), Lhotse(8516 meters), Makalu(8485 meters), Cho Oyu(8210 meters), Ama Dablam(6812 meters) and Lobuche(6119 meters) among others.

Kala Patthar which will be the highest point of the trek as it is situated at an altitude of 5550 meters. From here, you will be able to get the best view of Mount Everest. Namche Bazaar is one of the most famous towns in this region. It is a vibrant town that is quite busy and here you will be able to closely observe the Sherpa culture.

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days starts and ends in Lukla. This route which has been taken by legendary climbers such as Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary. Come join us at Sublime Trails and head to this beautiful region for a trek of a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days Highlights

  • Reaching the base camp of the highest mountain in the world.
  • Catching the sunrise from Kala Patthar
  • Spending time in Namche Bazaar
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa
  • Spectacular view of the mountains
  • Visiting Tengboche monastery

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla via flight and trek to Phakding (2,652m)
  • Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m)
  • Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,358m)
  • Day 06: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
  • Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp- Gorak Shep (5,320m EBC) /(5,160m Gorakshep)
  • Day 09: Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5,550m) and back to Gorakshep and descend to Pheriche(4,358m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400m)
Detail Itinerary

What’s Included

  • All the airport pick up and drove.
  • Kathmandu hotel for 2 nights around 3 star category.
  • Lodge accommodation, Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking in Himalaya.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla and return to Kathmandu.
  • Well experienced guide, assistance guide and porter for the trekking.
  • National park entrance fees, Times card fee.
  • Necessary Paper work with government of Nepal and Tax department.
  • All the Necessary insurance for the sublime crews.
  • All the Necessary Bus, car and jeep Service for the trip.
  • Sublime First Aid kit carried by our Guide
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag which should be refund to the company after trip completion or See: best sleeping bag for Everest base camp trek
  • Salary, foods and accommodation for sublime crews.
  • Emergency evacuation assistance service but the Helicopter or necessary transport and Hospital cost should     be paid by clients them shelf or insurance company.

What’s Excluded

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and Drinking water during the trip.
  • All the chocolate and dessert items and sweet items.
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tipping for the sublime crews.

1. Is there any chance of a flight delay either in Kathmandu and Lukla?

The primary mode of transport between Kathmandu and Lukla is the twin otter. This aircraft is fairly dependable. Sometimes adverse weather conditions like heavy rain, strong wind, or thick fog may lead to flight delay and even cancellations.

Since the topography of Nepal is difficult, it’s better not to take off in those adverse weather conditions. Autumn is the most preferred trekking season in Nepal. During this time of the year, the weather is dry, clear and stable. So, this time of the year there is very a rare chance of flight delay and cancellations. You should book your international flights with a couple days of leeway just in case you have to stay on the mountain for an extra day or two.

2. What kind of hotel and accommodation can I find during the trek?

During the tre, you’ll be accommodated at the best luxury tea houses which provide the finest services. Along the trail, most of the tea houses provide single and double rooms. The rooms are well furnished and include beds, pillows, and blankets. As you gain altitude, tea houses become quite basic. You may have to share the common toilet and bathroom.

3. How about the transportation for the trek?

Depending on the nature of travel destinations, transportation varies from domestic flights to the bus, jeep, van and even mules and yaks. During the tour, only that mode of transportations is provided which helps to enhance your local experience. Also, your comfortability and safety is our major concern while traveling with us.

4. What about electricity and battery charges during the trek?

Almost all tea houses in the Everest region have electricity or solar power available. Normally we use the voltage 220-240 volts to power the appliances. You're recommended to bring two points power plug. In Everest region charging your electronic devices might cost US $ 2-3 per hour. It may cost one or two dollars more during peak season while tea houses are full.

5. How much can a porter carry?

Our one porter can carry up to 25kg while in the Everest region. Your other personal items will be stored safely at our hotel. All you need to carry is a daypack with the most necessary stuff for that day’s trek.

6. Can I get the refund before/after performing the trek?

See the refund and cancellation policy for information on this topic.

7. What type of meals and drinks will be served during the trek?

You’ll be served high-quality meals that are perfect for a day of trekking. Almost all of the tea houses along the trail have a similar food menu. The menu usually includes toast, boiled eggs, potatoes, noodles, pasta, and rice (dal bhat).

If you’re a vegetarian, no problem! We’re able to cater to your needs. Most tea houses also served tea and coffee. Please keep in mind that you should avoid alcohol while trekking at high altitudes.

8. What is the difference between tea house and camping treks?

Teahouse treks are the most popular mode of trekking in Nepal. In tea house trekking, you normally stay at the local lodges, eating food and sleeping in comfortable beds at the same place.

Most of the tea houses serve Nepalese, continental, and western meals, and provide solid accommodations with an attached bathroom and hot/cold showers. One of the major benefits of this trek is you can hike at your own pace. Also, you’ll get a chance to meet and experience the lifestyle of the local people.

Camping treks are the classic style of trekking, especially in the remote regions of Nepal. This type is fully supported by team members with supplies of all necessary logistics.

During this trek, our cook will make delicious, fresh, hygienic meals every day. It is the best way to take the experience of being in nature by spending your nights in a tent under the stars.

9. How will I spend my days during the trek?

Days on the trail are designed in a way that allows you to fully enjoy your walk. Normally, the day begins early in the morning, around 6:30 am with a hot, fresh breakfast. After breakfast, you’ll pack your daypack and head towards the trail. After 3-4 hours of hiking, we’ll stop for lunch around midday. Normally, after taking the lunch break, you’ll have shorter afternoon trek and soon reach the final destination of the day. The rest of the day is free for exploring the place and relaxing. Dinner is normally served around 7:00 pm.

10. How long do I spend each day on the trail?

Be ready and make sure you pack your comfortable hiking boots. It is estimated you’ll be walking six to seven hours each day.

11. What is altitude sickness and how can I prevent?

Altitude sickness is caused by insufficient oxygen in the blood. This causes dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. Normally, it occurs for many people at the height starting at 8,000 feet (2,500 meters) above the sea level.

Everyone is susceptible to experiencing altitude sickness. It doesn’t matter your age, gender or weight. It can affect the fittest and healthiest traveler, so take extra precautions.

You must know your own limitations and consult your physician beforehand.

To prevent from altitude sickness you can follow these simple tips:
● Drink lots of water and stay hydrated. You should be drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water per day.
● Participate in mild activities your first few days of the trek. Walk slowly and take it easy. Don’t overdo it, and listen to your body.
● Avoid alcoholic beverages and meat.
● Before you go you must consult your physician. Your physician may advise you and prescribe you an altitude sickness tablet.

12. What about Travel Insurance?

While trekking in Nepal it is compulsory to obtain travel insurance. In the Everest region, most of the trekkers face the problem of high altitude sickness and diarrhea. In severe cases, it’ll require immediate evacuation to proper medical facilities. Make sure that your insurance also covers emergency medical treatment and emergency evacuations.

It is strongly recommended to include cancellation, loss of baggage, and other expenses that might arise as a result of the loss, damage, injury, delay, or inconvenience occurring to the client.

13. How can I respect local cultures?

You need to respect the local culture, as traveling is not a right it is a privilege. If you travel, you need to respect the country/village you're visiting. This will make others happy and you'll also have a more enjoyable time. Research the area before to understand if any actions are offensive, and observe others to further understand how you should act.

Also, when you fit in with the local culture, then you'll be treated much nicer. Along with these positives, you'll also actually enjoy feeling a part of the area you're visiting. It especially helps to learn some of the language before your trek. Thus, participating and respecting local culture should be a part of your traveling.

14. What kind of sleeping bag and down jacket do I need to bring?

It can always get chilly due to the altitude. During the autumn season, the temperature can drop below zero at night.

The precise temperature rating of sleeping bag will depend on the time of the year you're trekking at. But to be on the safe side, you need to bring down sleeping bag rated to -15 degree Celsius. This will handle everything the mountain can throw at you winter.

15. Do they have the heater in the lodge during the trek?

Most of the tea houses of Everest region has a communal area or a dining room where everyone gathers to eat. Usually, this room will have a stove/fire to provide you some warmth.

16. What about drinking water and do I need to bring purification tablet?

Bottled water can be purchased throughout the trail. However, we discourage trekkers from purchasing the bottles as it increases the amount of waste. Instead, we strongly recommend bringing a refillable water bottle, as boiled water will be provided with every meal.

17. Why should I book a trip with Sublime Trails?

Trekking through the Everest region is always a special memory in your life that will only result in a pleasant experience all the way through.

Being a top notch travel agency in Nepal, we promise to help facilitate these special memories. We’ll take all the worry off of you and let you focus solely on the exciting events to come.

The extra hidden costs are a bad surprise and also they put you over budget for the trip. We let you know of all costs before you book a package with us. There are no hidden costs or fees when booking with us.

18. Will I enjoy this trip with Sublime Trails?

The Everest region treks should be at the top of your list of must-do vacations. You'll definitely enjoy this trip with us. At the end, you'll have some jaw-dropping views of the highest mountains known to man!

Porters and guides will be along for the trek and will help make sure you have the trek of a lifetime. Our team members create the best adventure possible and you’ll have plenty of time to bond with them before, during, and after the trek.

Throughout the trail, your backpacks are carried by porters. Food is either provided or cooked for you. All of this support makes it easy to enjoy what you came here to do i.e hike, explore, take photographs and experience the best of the Everest region.

19. Are your all guides are trained and licensed?

Absolutely! Before trekking, you need to make sure to get the right guide for your journey. You'll be spending a lot of days or weeks with them and potentially paying them a good amount of money.

But you don't have to worry as our all guide are well trained and licensed by the Nepal Government. All of our professional guides have full knowledge of geography, flora and fauna, local cultures, altitude sickness, etc of the region. Our guides are very friendly, honest, hardworking, humorous, and helpful.

Throughout the trial, they'll provide you with immense knowledge about the local culture. They will arrange every aspect of your trip, such as arranging the rooms, flights, meals or even gear.

20. What kind of the physical fitness do I require to do this trek?

Almost anyone with a moderate level of fitness can complete the Everest region treks. There is no any specific required level of fitness for this region. Age is also not an important barrier. If you're the passionate type who really wants to go there, then you'll be there at any fitness level.

However, a basic level of fitness is needed. After all, the trails contain up and down and you have to walk for 6-7 hours each day. Sometimes many fit people crawled there but really overweight people successfully completed the trek. Thus, part of it depends on your natural capacity to withstand the elevation.

Yes, you need a basic fitness level for Everest region trek, but you don't need to be a pro-level athlete's fitness. Before trekking, you can do any form of fun exercise that you enjoy. It can be climbing, hiking, dancing, or canoeing. If you're not in shape, then you can do aerobic training such as running, swimming, and speed walking.

So, be moderately fit and enjoy every moment of your trek. Walk at your own pace, drink enough water, and do proper acclimatization. If you follow this, you'll successfully complete this extraordinary trek.

21. Does Sublime Trails have a physical office in Kathmandu?

Yes, our main office is located on the 6th floor at 29- Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. Give us a call if you have trouble finding us!

22. Do your guides speak English?

Yes, our professional guides have fluency in the English language. They can communicate well not only in English language but also speak other languages. But if there is any requirement of a special language, you have to inform in advance. On your demand, we’ll have a guide for your specific language.