License No: 103554
Email info@joyfultrekking.com
24/7 hour support +9779849545791

Everest base camp Trek itinerary - 12 days

Everest base camp Trek itinerary - 12 days

Day 1 – Flight from KTM to Lukla.

Trekking 8 hours from Lukla to Namche Bazaar. I DO NOT RECOMEND DOING THIS. Going from 1400m (KTM) to 3400m (Namche) can be very hard if you are not used in high altitudes. The last incline just before Namche is very hard and will take several hours. We made it to Namche just before the dusk. Rather than rushing to Namche take two days for this part and enjoy the views!

Day 2 – Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

Went for a 5 hour trek to Khumjung (3790m) via Everest view point. Mount Everest can be seen from distance. Visited Khumjung monsastry and took a look at the mythic Yeti scalp. Easy day.

Day 3 – Trekking to Tengboche. 3 hours of walking in amazing scenic views.

First 3 hours are very easy since going downhill, but the climb to Tengboche is one of the hardest during the whole trek.

Day 4 – Trekking to Dingboche. About 4 hours of walking in 3700-4000m.

Path goes down to a river and climbs back up, but still one of the more pleasant days during the trek. Had a slight symptoms of altitude sickness.

Day 5 – Acclimatization day at Dingboche.

Climbing the peak of about 5000m next to Dingboche, took us about 3 hours up, 2 hours down. Still sight headache etc.

Day 6 – Trek to Chukhung.

Very easy terrain and you can see the Chukhung from Dingboche. Took us only about 90 minutes to reach Chukhung. As the distance was very short we decided to acclimate by walking towards Island Peak base camp on the same day. I only went about 200m higher as I started having altitude sickness symptoms again, but going IPBC and coming back should not take more than 4-5hours.

Day 7 –  Acclimatization day at Chukhung.

Climbed the Chukhung Ri, peak next to Chukhung. Possibly the hardest day during whole trek and also the highest point we went (around 5650m). Last 150m were closer to mountain climbing than trekking. Very challenging for a acclimatization day and also severe headache from spending long time in high altitude.

Day 8 – To Lombuche.

We were planning to take the high pass from Chukhung to Lombuche, but while taking a “shortcut” lost the actual path.After walking about 2 hours we ended up on a rock wall and saw the path above us. Tim, who has rock climbing experience, made the climb with the bag pack, but I did not dare to try it. Tim waited me at glacier while I was trying to find the right path. After few hours of fruitless searching decided to take the main path to Lobuche. Arrived to Lobuche after about 10 hours of walking (Dingboche to Lobuche took about 4 hours) and reunited with Tim. Make sure you keep at the path all the time if doing high passes! Big group or a guide is recommended!

Day 9 – Gorak Shep.

Walk from Lobuche to Gorak shep took about 2 hours. Glacier between the two is actually just a series of rocky ridges. Most of the way is level, but last kilometer takes more than an hour. Since we arrived early decided to visit the Everest Base Camp on the same day. Most guide books say that it takes total of 6 hours there and back, however we found the path rather easy and it took us only about 3,5 hours total.

Day 10 – Visited Kala Pattar viewpoint early on the morning.

We left around 6:00am, but most groups leave around 4:00am to catch the sunrise. Peak can be crowded on the morning, but when we arrived around 8:00 am there was only few people at the top. Amazing views! After doing Chukhung Ri three days earlier climbing Kala Pattar was rather easy for us. Most people find it very hard and it can take over three hours to the top. We made it to the top in about two hours.

After visiting Kala Pattar I decided to skip the last two high passes and head back to Lukla for few extra days in Kathmandu. Tim and me parted at Lobuche and I made it to Tengboche in 7 hours (with only about 30 minutes pause). I do not recommend this much walking for anyone! However when coming down to a lower altitude the extra oxygen in air might give you a lot of extra strength.

Day 11 

Departed Tengboche at 6:30 am, reached Namche around 9:15 am walking high speed without rest stops. Departed Namche around 10:00 am and reached Lukla 3:00 pm after non-stop walking. I was totally exhausted and my knees were aching after coming down all those downhills and steps from 5500m to 2400m in two days. Not recommended, but possible to do for anyone in hurry to catch a flight.

Day 12

Tried to get my flight date changed several times and ended up sitting in Tara Air office of Hillary Tenzing airport for about 4 hours. The airport was closed due bad weather, but we kept waiting until afternoon. Around 1:00 pm KTM gave permission for 4 planes to depart to Lukla. Luckily got a seat in third  airplane and arrived KTM late afternoon.

Is it necessary to bring a trekking guide to EBC
  As Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is one of the most prominent and most adventurous trekking destinations of the world, the trek might be successful in the right way or the bad. Because of the rugged topology, the dangerous paths, and the significant passways and channels, sometimes, you might fail if you do not take a guide. However, hiring a guide or not while trekking to the Everes... read more
How to choose the best trekking agency for Everest Base Camp Trek
Deciding to trek to the Everest Base Camp is one of the most significant decisions that you can make. To make your choice a success, you need to think about the best EBC trekking company. As there are many Everest Base Camp trek companies in Nepal, you will have various offers for your EBC tours. Choosing an agency for trekking to Everest might be a gigantic task as you should think about the cost... read more
Top adventure destination around the Everest
Trekking to the highest peak of the world is probably the best experience one can collect. If you are interested in trekking and discovering adventures during the trek, the Everest Base Camp could be a perfect idea. While you trek to the Mount Everest, you will get to see destinations that will melt your heart. The beautiful places around of area of the Everest can give you the best idea about the... read more
How long can Everest base camp trek go up
How long can Everest base camp trek go up 2020-03-21 01:46:57 admin
As one of the most popular destinations of the world, Everest Base Camp is famous among the tourists and the Nepalese.  For the adventure seekers, trying to reach the corner of Mount Everest, it is one of the biggest adventures in the world.  Although trekking to the Everest Base Camp is one of the most adventurous and the deadliest experience, the climbers don't hesitate to... read more
How much does it cost for Everest Base Camp Trek
Nepal is a popular travel destination for people around the globe. With the affordability and excellent hospitality that it can offer. As Nepal is the prime destination for trekkers around the world, it is quite sure that the trekking destinations of Nepal are not too expensive for a foreigner or a Nepali citizen who aims to conquer the highest destinations. The Everest Base Camp trek is one of th... read more
When climbers reach summit, they are awed either ways: Lhakpa Gelbu Sherpa
KATHMANDU: ‘You are what you are born for, nothing else works on you.’ Lhakpa Gelbu echoes when he says, ‘You never know, what your profession in your life will be.’ In case of most Nepalis, you survive with your career, which you never have dreamt in your life. After appearing the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exam in 1996, Lhakpa Gelbu Sherpa, 16 times Everest Summi... read more
TOP 50 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT NEPAL
TOP 50 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT NEPAL 2019-11-14 03:52:11 admin
Nepal is most certainly one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world. Apart from the presence of beautiful mountains, lush valleys, and the fertile Terai, Nepal holds a number of other amazing facts to be proud of. Presented below are the 50 Amazing Facts about Nepal which make it different and unique. Read on to find the amazing facts about Nepal, and enjoy the details about its breatht... read more
10 reasons to visit Nepal in 2020
10 reasons to visit Nepal in 2020 2019-11-13 01:49:54 admin
KATHMANDU: The government has set an ambitious campaign to attract 2 million international tourists in 2020 as Visit Nepal Year with a view to branding Nepal as a major tourist destination. The team, entrusted to accomplish the ambitious target, could feel pressurized with every tick of the clock since there is nothing like a ticking clock to get people to snap into action. Tourism experts a... read more
Everest base camp Trek itinerary - 12 days
Everest base camp Trek itinerary - 12 days 2019-11-10 08:39:39 admin
Day 1 – Flight from KTM to Lukla. Trekking 8 hours from Lukla to Namche Bazaar. I DO NOT RECOMEND DOING THIS. Going from 1400m (KTM) to 3400m (Namche) can be very hard if you are not used in high altitudes. The last incline just before Namche is very hard and will take several hours. We made it to Namche just before the dusk. Rather than rushing to Namche take two days for this part and e... read more
Trek to everest base camp
Trek to everest base camp 2019-10-28 02:32:18 admin
Before I arrived in Nepal to take on our Everest Base Camp trek, I have to admit I was a little clueless about what to expect in the mountains. Would there be toilets? Would there be electricity? Heating? Fresh water? And so many more questions, so this post aims to address the key questions you may have before you leave. We have compiled information about 10 things you probably need to know about... read more
Adventure Activities In Nepal
Adventure Activities In Nepal 2019-09-21 22:43:46 admin
Are you prepared to challenge your limitations with the magnificent, thrilling adventure experience? Then you must visit the adventurer’s playground, Nepal. The great peaks of the Himalayas, hurrying rivers, identifying terrain and exotic fauna makes Nepal the paradise for adventure fans. The Himalayan paradise is a heaven for adventure lovers filled with white snowy peak, nature with ab... read more
Trekking In Nepal Himalayas
Trekking In Nepal Himalayas 2019-09-21 22:43:21 admin
Nepal is a geographically small nation located between two India & China. Though being small in terms of area, Nepal is big from diversity. From diverse landscapes, the individuals, their indoctrinate civilization, faith and customs, varying languages which are spoken, sundry of festivals which are celebrated, identifying landforms, intriguing topography and contrasting terrains, Nepal is a na... read more