12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek Overview
"If you are already in Nepal and looking to join the iconic Everest base camp trek from Kathmandu, then you are at the right place. Our 12 days Everest base camp trekking is a short itinerary perfect for travelers with a limited time to spend on the mountains."
Everest base camp trekking is one of the most famous treks in the world. Given the adventure and thrill offered by this trek, many people aspire to conquer the trails to the lap of the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest. And our professional team of native guides and porters will help you do so. Unlike the 14 days and 16 days EBC trek, our 12 days EBC trek does not include arrival and departure.
Everest base camp is located in the Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu region. The Everest Base Camp 12 Days Trek begins with a quick scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Reaching EBC is not easy but not very demanding too (no technical climbing is needed). From Lukla, you'll be walking for the next seven days on rugged trails, gaining elevation every day to reach the Everest base camp. In the peak climbing season, you can see many colorful tents of mountaineers aiming to scale Mt. Everest at the base camp.
Beginning your trek through the forested temperature zone, you enter the sub-alpine area on the second day of your trek and make your way to the alpine zone. The 12-day Everest base camp trekking route goes through forests of fir, birch, and rhododendron. You'll be crossing multiple suspension bridges hanging over the deep valleys and walking along the foothills you pass by beautiful Sherpa villages.
The Khumbu region is a remote area. The inaccessibility of the region has kept it protected from the outside world even though thousands of travelers explore it every year. The locals live quite a simple lifestyle and practice their ancient culture. There are many stupas and monasteries scattered around the trail. A part of Everest base camp 12 Days trekking offers close insight into the rich cultural heritage of natives.
The stunning mountain view from the first day of the trek and soothing Himalayan air unwind you. As you get closer to EBC and Kala Patthar, the mountains get prominent. Amidst the bustle of the peak trekking season, you'll find tranquility for yourself and enjoy the 12 Days EBC journey.
Everest base camp trek 12 days is a perfect short trek to Mt. Everest. One single click and your booking for the Everest base camp trek 2022/2023 with us is done. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We'll be very happy to assist you in finding the best Everest base camp trek package.
Major attractions of 12 days of Everest base camp trekking
Short trek to Everest base camp
Our 12 days Everest base camp trekking is for travelers who are in quest of a short itinerary to the Mt. Everest base. This itinerary is also best for the trekkers who are in Kathmandu or want to make their arrangements for Kathmandu and are ready to hit the trail. Even though it's a short trek, we have not compromised acclimatization day and the trekkers get ample time to enjoy the trek.
No previous trekking experience needed
Everest base camp trek – 12 Days does not need previous trekking experience but demands proper preparation. To have a safe and smooth trek, you have to be ready physically and mentally. The overall journey can get overwhelming and exhausting.
Trek safely with an expert team
If we talk about the expertise of Outfitter Himalaya, it goes over two decades. We are an expert trek, tour & expedition organizer in Nepal. Our voyages are well designed and safe. We assure high satisfaction, the best rate, and a friendly atmosphere. You get to trek with the most experience and humble trek guides with us.
Enjoy the serenity of the Himalayas and breathtaking mountain panoramas
If one thing that attracts people from all around the world to the Khumbu region is its breathtaking landscapes and constant mountain views. The trail of the 12 days Everest base camp is packed with mountains dominating the sky and lush green hills. The stillness of the region and rejuvenating air lets you unfold your thoughts and relax.
At Phakding, you get to see the first mountain view of Kongde Ri (6,187 m). Mt. Everest's (8,849 m) first glimpse is seen from Namche Bazaar. From here onwards, you'll be accompanied by stunning views of Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), Island Peak (6,160 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), etc throughout the trek.
Spend nights in comfortable lodges operated by natives and close interactions with Sherpas
Before reaching EBC, we walk through many mountain villages and spend nights in some of them. Every small and big village on the way shows the lifestyle of the locals. The locals run the lodges and wish you the best for your trek.
The people of the Khumbu region are welcoming, so you'll feel very comfortable around them. Phakding (2,610 m), Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), Tengboche (3,860 m), Dingboche (4,410 m), Lobuche (4,940 m), and Gorak Shep (5,164 m) are the villages you spend overnight.
Learn about the culture of the locals and visit ancient monasteries
The Everest region houses hundreds of years old monasteries and stupas. The locals are followers of Buddhism. You meet with monks in the monasteries along the way. Talking about the monasteries, you visit the three oldest monasteries of the Khumbu region- Khumjung, and Tengboche. Similarly, along the way, you'll come across colorful prayer flags, prayer wheels, and artistic gates with intricate designs.
Enjoy adventurous trails full of natural wonders
The Everest Base Camp 12 days trekking route ascends through dense forests of rhododendron, fir, and birch. You may get to see wildlife and many species of birds along the way. The trail crosses numerous hanging bridges in the early part. You come across lovely waterfalls and viewpoints.
The upper part of the 12-Day Everest base camp trek route has moraines and glacial paths. The trail gets steeper and filled with loose rocks. The Everest base camp itself is a moving glacier. You see frozen streams and the Khumbu Icefall.
Everest base camp and Kala Patthar
Everest base camp (5,364 m) is in the lap of Mt. Everest. It is the highest mountain in the world. Reaching EBC is a huge achievement and lifelong dream of many humans. It's like reaching the top of the world. The base camp is marked with huge rocks and prayer flags.
The top of Mt. Everest is not seen from its base camp because of other dominating mountains, so we hike to Kala Patthar the following day before descending. Kala Patthar (5,644 m) is a famous viewpoint that offers a 360-degree view of snow-capped mountains.