12 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration12 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate - Strenuous
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activities Guided Trekking
  • Max. Altitude 5545 M (Kalapatthar)
  • Group Size Min 1 Pax
  • Best Time Feb-May, Sep-Dec
  • No Booking or Credit Card Fees
  • Enjoy a spectacular flight to Lukla
  • Visit Namche Bazaar and its famous Sherpa Museum
  • Visit the Buddhist village and Monastery of Tengboche
  • Best itinerary with ample Built in acclimatization days
  • Passes through high suspension hanging bridges
  • Experience the tradition and cultural of the sherpas, interact with people of the Himalayas.
  • Hike to the Foot of world’s highest mountain, Everest Base Camp within 12 Days
  • Countless mountains view including verest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many more peaks.
  • Amazing 360 degree panoramic view from Kala Patthar (5,555m) including Sunrise and Sunset
  • Walk through the mountains, pastureland, rhododendron forests, terraced fields, meadows, and wilderness
  • Experience the hospitality of locals, lodges and tea houses
  • Experienced local guide and porter
  • Free Airport transportation on Arrival and Departure Days

12 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the popular itinerary to step on the foot of the Mount Everest following the classical trail. It is short journey that incorporates all the components of regular itinerary. You will experience the massive mountain range yourself which is unforgettable for lifetime. Besides panoramic mountain view you will explore monasteries, wildlife and Sherpa culture, customs and tradition. This trek itinerary follow the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, legendary mountaineers. Stepping in the base camp of the World’s Highest Mountain and Standing beneath towering Mount Everest with a climb of Kala Patthar just in front of you, is like a dream come true.

This 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary initiate with the adventurous 40 minutes flight to Lukla, an entry point of Everest Region. Next comes breakfast and after a little while we trek through the farmlands, and lush forests with the majestic scenery of the mountains ascending through the bank of Dudh Kosi river and to Phakding. You will follow the trail on the left side of Dudh Koshi River enter the Sagarmatha national park and cross the suspension bridges before reaching Namche Bazaar. You will witness the first glimpse of Mount Everest. Namche Bazaar is one of popular gateway for all the trekking trail and the main trading center of the Everest Region. Every single trekkers has one acclimatization day. According to the Health Experts, staying active and moving during the rest days is necessary to adpat with the changing altitude. keep this in Mind, We hike to Everest View Hotel which is well known for its panoramic views of Everest, Thamserku, Khumbila, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many more. If trekkers are interested then descends to Khumjung and Kunde village to explore Khumjung Hillary School, Khunde Hillary hospital established by Sir Edmund Hillary and Yeti headed monastery.

From Namche Bazaar, the trail goes towards to Tengboche which is definitely a handcrafted natural beauty. On the way, We will enjoy the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse. Besides the Himalayas View we will spot wildlife such as musk deer, pheasant, Himalayan Thar. We trek towards Tengboche through Phunki Thenga, where you can see the panoramic view of village. Continuing ahead we will see the biggest Buddhist monastery in Everest Region known as “Tengboche Monastery“. We visit the religious community same day at around 3 pm to witness a religious function and and observe their prayers. Getting the spiritual blessing at Monastery and begin walk to Dingboche which is known as the “Summer Valley” with small stone walled village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields.

After Achieving Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, we get back to Gorak Shep then to Pheriche. Finally descend on a steep trail from Namche Bazaar following to Lukla. Trek Ends with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu while free days is for shopping, rest or walking around the old street before a farewell evening celebration at Nepal’s finest cuisine.

This 12 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek ensures All the required trekking permits, Both way Lukla Flight Ticket, All the Accommodations in Standard Lodges, Experienced Guides and Porters, Full Board Meals, Airport Transfer, and many more. In contrast, We have prepare short itinerary that does not include Kathmandu Sightseeing as well as Hotel Accommodation in Cities. If you choose your own hotel and want us to look after the trekking parts then this trip is perfect for you. But if you prefer to bit more relaxing trek along with two acclimatization days and sightseeing around Kathmandu, then you can also choose our regular Everest Base Camp Trek with inclusion from Arrival to Departure, or Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary excluding acclimatization days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche or Short Everest View Trek. Our treks are accompany by an experienced guide who will provide you ample time to walk at your own pace, take photos and enjoy the journey along the way. Our trekking itinerary can be done as per your requirement and preferences.

The Best Season to do Everest Base Camp Trek are Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November). During these time you will find moderate temperatures and provide better view of mountains, less heat haze cloud and clear views of mountains.

We know that before a trip like this you will understandably have a lot of questions. For Quick Information and Instant Booking Send us Inquiry, Please Call us at +977 9813665337 (Anjan) 24 hours available on WhatsApp, Viber or send us email at: aspirationadventure@gmail.com.

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Today early morning, Along with the guide and office representative will transfer you to Kathmandu Airport for regular flight to Lukla (2,800m), which brings you to the start of your trek. The 35 minutes flight itself is spectacular and exciting which offers you to enjoy the beauty green hills along with background of snowy mountain peaks. Try to get seat on the left-hand side of the plane for incredible views. On reaching Lukla we meet our porters and had a short refreshment break. We head towards Phakding (2,652 meters) passing the Cheplung village and bank of Dudh Koshi river. This first Day hike to Phakding is specifically designed for the purpose of acclimatization, allowing you time to get used to the higher elevation. You will be likely to encounter fellow trekkers, locals, and yaks with their tinkling bells. Today's trek is relatively short around 3-4 hours. Overnight at Lodge in Phakding. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

  • Duration:3-4 hours trekking
  • Max. Altitude:2,640m
  • Meals:Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

After Breakfast, trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. We begin our trek through forest, over yak pastures and passes through the village of Monjo we made our way to the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. At about half-way up the ascent, a gap in the trees allows us to spy Mount Everest for the first time. Today trekking route consists of a number of high suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River that lead us to village of Monjo, entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. At Monjo, our guide will complete the paperwork of permits and head on up to towards the Namche through Jorsalle. The trail gets steeper along the way, and crossing suspension bridge we start our final ascent to Namche Bazaar. Upon your arrive at Namche, settle into your accommodations and explore the town. It is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. If you are here on a weekend, check out trading centre with a weekly Saturday local market. Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

  • Duration:5-6 hours trekking
  • Max. Altitude:3,440m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Today, First scheduled acclimatization days. Since the best way to acclimatize is to be active we will hike to Hotel Everest View. Get an amazing views of notable peaks like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest followed by cup of tea/coffee and Easy Hike to Khumjung Village. Visit the first school in Khumbu region established by Sir Edmund Hillary. Today you will get a chance to adjust your body with the altitude. From hotels and restaurants to souvenirs and gifts shops, Namche Bazaar offers everything. After a proper acclimatization and exploration, we will head back to our lodges in Namche Bazaar. You can spend time easily exploring around the shops, try some Himalayan bakery items or go for a Coffee. If you happen to be in Namche on a Saturday don’t forget to visit the ‘Saturday Market’. Overnight stay at lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

  • Max. Altitude:3,440m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

After Breakfast at Lodge, We begin our trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche. As we continue the trail get amazingly beautiful views with views of Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Its mostly gradual and downhill through refreshing rhododendron forest and alpine meadow filled with pine trees. The hike to Tengboche is uphill through pine trees for about two hours from Phunki Thenka which is ideal point for lunch and take rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. The region is rich in wildlife including musk deer and colorful pheasants on the way. Tengboche Monastery looms over the settlement of Tengboche. It is one of the oldest and important Buddhist monasteries in the Everest Region. Along with panoramic view from the monastery, Buddhist prayer flags dancing colourfully in the wind and Buddhist murals adorn the monastery’s walls is overwhelming. Capture incredible views of this beautiful mountain in your camera. Overnight at Lodge in Tengboche. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

  • Duration:5-6 hours trekking
  • Max. Altitude:3,860m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

After Breakfast, We continue our trek through descend the rhododendron forests, lush forest, across the river and then gradual steep climbs. Take a gradual climb up to the valley’s highest year round settlement of Pangboche. On the way, there is great vantage points of Ama Dablam. You will see a lot of yaks grazing over a slope of the cliff. We will be entering the Imja valley following the Lobuche river then climbing a steep trail eventually reaching towards Dingboche. Get view of Mount Ama Dablam and Mt. Lhotse. Dingboche is also known as the "Summer Valley" you will experience these place is sunnier than Namche and Tengboche. It is small stone walled village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields. Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

  • Duration:3-4 hours trekking
  • Max. Altitude:4,410m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Today is second planned as acclimatization day, before we make our way up to Everest Base Camp. Enjoy your sleep until you want in morning. After Breakfast at lodge, guide will take you for hiking to nearby Monastery and the viewpoint above it or a full day hike. You can hike to Nagarjun Hill (5050m) which lies just above Dingboche on a hill at edges of Chhukung valley. The trail is quite steep and rocky but you will get the amazing views of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Kangtega, Taboche Peak, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam can be seen with player flags. Walking for approximately 3-4 hours, we will reach Nagerjun but if you wish and time favour you can have full day hike to Chhukung, located in upper Imja Valley. After hike you will get back to Dingboche. Highly recommended for short hike 3-4 hours and get back to hotel take rest and get ready for next day. Overnight stay at the Lodge in Dingboche. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)


  • Max. Altitude:4,350m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

After breakfast at Dingboche, you will head towards Lobuche. You will climb to Dughla enjoy the stunning view of Taboche, Cholatse, Ama Dablam and Kantega. It will be an interesting one as you will be able to see stunning mountains view throughout the trail. We will also pass through jungle some time spotting the musk deer, mountain gout and monkeys. Moving ahead from Dughla the route keeps on ascending steeply to the crest of the moraine. The trek becomes more challenging as we reach a higher elevation. Everest is hidden behind the towering Nuptse – Lhotse wall. Overnight at Lodge in Lobuche. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

  • Duration:5-6 hours trekking
  • Max. Altitude:4,940m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Get ready, This is Our Big Day! Finally, this is most awaiting day throughout the trip. Enjoy hot breakfast in Lobuche before we start trekking to Gorakshep. On the trail, we follow the glacial Morane and rockery next to highest glacier in the world. Moving ahead to Gorak Shep, which is about 3 hours from Lobuche and the Khumbhu Glacier come closer. After lunch in Gorakshep(5181m/16994ft), you will walk to Khumbu Glacier to the top of the edge, Everest Base Camp (5,364m). We will walk slowly to prevent the high altitude sickness problem. The route from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp includes numerous short ups and downs. You will spend time enjoying your achievement and taking photograph, History Made! Take enough time to get with nature because you won't find Everest Base Camp anywhere else in the world. Enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse along with several other peaks. After capturing lifetime memorable experience we return to Gorak Shep for a well-earned rest and sleep. Overnight stay at lodge in Gorak Shep. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Duration:6-7 hours trekking
  • Max. Altitude:5,364m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Wake up early morning, then 2 hours hike brings us to the famous Kalapathar viewpoint. From Kalapathar (which means "black rock") we will get 360 degree of panoramic mountain view along with Khumbu Glacier and sunrise on the top of world’s highest peak, Everest. You will also get panoraminc view of Mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku. Once you’re done with adoring the mountains retrace back to Gorekshep for breakfast and down in the direction of Pheriche. It is lower and warmer night. Overnight at Lodge in Pheriche. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Duration:5-6 hours trekking
  • Max. Altitude:4,250m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

After Breakfast at Pheriche, you will walk back to Tengboche and slowly move down towards phungki Thanka, pass the Kyangjuma and reach Namche Bazaar by late afternoon. We cross the first bridge over the DudhKhoshi River on our return trip in Phunki tenga and having passed the village of Tashinga and Sansa. We continues to Namche via passing different Mani stone, Chorten, and Stupas. Namche is the main trading center of Khumbu region where quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, internet cafes and bakeries are available. Following the same way back to Namche is an easy walk and you will enjoy the Himalayas more pleasantly. In this busy trail, encounter the caravan of fellow trekkers, porters, locals and Yak used for transporting goods. The night will be spent here so that you can enjoy a hot shower, and relax in restaurants, cafes and bakeries. The night will be spent at Namche so that you can enjoy a hot shower, and relax in restaurants, cafes and bakeries. Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

  • Duration:6-7 hours trekking
  • Max. Altitude:3,440m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

After Breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we began our trek back to Lukla following the Dudh Kosi river valley and crossing several suspension bridge along with Hillary Suspension Bridge. Enjoy the beauteous views of the blue-pine and rhododendron forest, Mani-stone walls, prayer flags and Sherpa Village. We pass through villages like Chumoa, Benkar, Phakding, and Chuthawa, eventually reaching the Pasang Lhamu Memorial Gate signifying the end of the trek. On arrival in Lukla, trekking ends. You can stretch up your sore legs and have a rest for a while and later stroll around the village, listening to the stories of the locals and experience their lifestyle. These is final day of your trekking most trekkers make a celebration with their guide and crew members at Lukla. You have done it. Overnight at Lodge in Lukla. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

  • Duration:6-7 hours trekking
  • Max. Altitude:2,850m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

You can enjoy the final views of these amazing snow-capped peaks. After breakfast in Lukla, you will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Indulge in the changing sight of the landscapes on these 45 minutes and it will give you some thrilling experience for sure. After landing at Kathmandu Airport, you will be escorted to your booked Hotel in Kathmandu. Free time on your own. In the evening, there will be a Farewell Dinner at one of the Nepali authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural show to celebrate the successful completion of trip.

  • Duration:40 Minutes Flight
  • Max. Altitude:1,400m
  • Meals:Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation:N/A - Ask for Reservation

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Cost Details
Cost Includes
  • International Airport picks up and dropoff transports by private vehicle
  • Domestic Flight (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Ticket with airport departure taxes
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government License holder trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Assistant guide group size above 6 person
  • Meals, Insurance, Salary, Lodging, Transportation, Flight, other necessary equipment and insurance of our field staff
  • Meals on the full board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek
  • All necessary papers including Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (paid by your Travel Insurance company)
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags if you don’t have (with extra cost)
  • Aspiration Adventure appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • All necessary paperwork and official expenses
  • Farewell Dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant
Cost Excludes
  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Hotel Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control (natural calamities, strike etc.)
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (expected, but not mandatory)
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in “cost includes” Section
Useful Information

Best Time for 12 Days Everest Trek

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek can be done throughout the year, but the best time are Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November). During these time you will find moderate temperatures and provide better view of mountains, less heat haze cloud and clear views of mountains. From October to December you will see more green forests in the region. Although this trip can be experience during winter and monsoon seasons too, though it is not suitable for everyone. The higher you go the colder it’s going to be. Above 4000 meters, you can expect snow and temperatures to descend rapidly below zero degrees. Be prepared for all weather conditions and have the right gear as there is always a risk of rain at lower elevations and Snow higher up during the trail.

Physical Condition and Experience Requirements

Everest Base Camp Trek 12 Days is a moderate trek, Strenuous hiking on mountain paths, covering 3 to 9 miles per day on rugged terrain. These trek is suitable for keen trekkers who are able to walk for 4 – 6 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. There are 12 days walking with full porterage throughout the trekking and all there is left to worry about is your water, snacks and camera. Everest Base Camp trek is suitable for anyone with moderate fitness level for relative newcomers and first times to highly experienced hikers. Past trekking/walking experience would be an asset but not required to have any technical experience only that you need be in good physical condition and able to walk for 4 – 6 hours per day. The maximum altitude is 5,545m and the average is approximately 3,900m. Our itineraries allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Two rest days have been assigned (3500 to 4000 meters and above. EBC Trekking route consists of hills and flat-lands, you will mostly walk up-hill and down-hill with some steep portion. We recommend undertaking a gym training programme and practice morning jogging and exercise with hike 6-8 weeks prior to embarking on the trek.

Passport and Visa

If you are travelling to Nepal for (tour, sightseeing, travel, trekking, mountaineering, visiting friends and families) then you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. Arrival Visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu’s where you can simply get the “On Arrival Visa” with the application that require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. You will be charged USD $ 30 for 15 days and USD $ 50 for 30 days as visa application fee which have to be paid in cash on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa). Most visitors will be able to obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport. The Certain country (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria) are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their local Diplomatic missions (Embassies/Consulates) of Nepal Government.


At Aspiration Adventure, We believe that the accommodation is one of the major factor that enhances your overall travel experience. Keeping this in consideration, During trekking, we will be staying at standard lodge as possible. Accommodate in mountain are simple but it is standard, clean, comfortable lodge with great views of the mountain and sceneries. All the Accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost. The rooms at mountain teahouses consist of nice and warm blankets, mattresses, pillows, bedsheets. During the trek in mountain, we ensure accommodate to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries. We will be pleased to help making reservation at any of the upgrade luxury accommodation. We are flexible and happy to make booking as per your requirement. We offers 3 Star Standard Hotel to Luxury Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu if you wish to include in the trip.


In this trip, Aspiration Adventure provides all the necessary transportation on private car and regular airlines flight to Lukla. Firstly we provide free arrival and departure service, Please let us know about your international flight for this service. On Arrival Day, you will be warmly welcome by our representative by traditional flower and transfer to respective hotel. For the Lukla flight you will have the Private car for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. Our flights to and from Lukla are through regular airlines twin Otter and Dornier. Similarly, According to your interest we will also private vehicles for tour such as Sightseeing around Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Chitwan, Pokhara or any tour in Nepal upon according to your intrest.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory for Everest Base Camp Trek. All the trekkers must provide the travel insurance policy certificate to Aspiration Adventure. This is high-altitude trek and quite challenging which means it comes with the risks of altitude sickness and and other unforeseen events. Travel Insurance policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation including heli rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. In case of emergencies, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us to operate the quick operation. Travel Insurance comes handy in these unexpected situations by covering all of the costs of treatments, medics, and helicopter rescue.

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    If you ever plan to go to EBC - this is the company you should go with. Everything was absolutely top-notch., from the time you are being picked up at the airport until the day they drop you off. Everything was so well organized and taken care of. BIG THANK YOU to Anjan for taking such great care of us!!..⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Peter BorjessonSweden,October 31, 2023
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    Excellent service!

    Me and my brother booked a trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp with Anjan and Aspiration Adventure. The trip included accommodation and travel to and from Kathmandu. Anjan was truly a star, he took care of us all the way through, he was always at hand and easy to reach when needed, and always one step ahead to predict what might come and planned for it in advance so problems would never occur. I had a great experience with Anjan and Aspiration Adventure and I will for sure come back and do he journey again with them. Thank you so much for making our trip awesome!

    Daniel BorjessonSweden,October 30, 2023
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