12 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek

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12 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek

12-day Short Everest Trek offers some of the best opportunities to view the renowned Everest from various ledge points. These stunning views, along with mysterious religious orders and Sherpa villages, provide a variety of fascinating side-trip places of interest. The trek’s finest highlights are:

  • Adventure Short trek in Everest -12 days with a knowledgeable and amiable local guide to discover further information about the stunning Khumbu region.
  • Explore the Highest Base Camp in the world within 12 days, which is a short time.
  • Discover a thrilling hillside flight with stunning Himalayan views.
  • Connect footbridges at a high altitude that are covered in vibrant Buddhist monasteries.
  • Find out the customs and culture of the Sherpa people.
  • The best viewpoints are Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Tyangbouche, Kalapathar, and Everest Base Camp.

Overview of 12 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek

The Short Everest Base Camp Trek, lasting 12 days, is a hike around the Mount Everest region, the world’s highest peak on earth, in the Himalayas. It is positioned in the middle of two countries, Tibet and Nepal. The name Sagarmatha, given to the mountain in the dignity of George Everest, has many definitions in Nepali.

Everest is much more than just a mountain; reaching it takes more than a straightforward trek. At every turn of the tour, which others have dubbed “the steps to heaven,” images capture the scenery of woodlands, mountain guides, villages, glacial moraines, and foothills.

For enthusiastic explorers who are not frightened to work up a sweat, our entire trekker’s support team will introduce you to a native culture before drawing air to the top of the world.

Boundless Adventure Trekking Company provides a beautiful and comfortable journey for a 12-day Everest Base Camp trek in Sagarmatha National Park. We offer a short trek around Kathmandu in 2024 and 2025.

Mount Everest is 8848.86 meters (17,598 feet) above sea level. However, the neighboring peaks are Mount Nuptse, 7,861 meters; Mount Lhotse, 8516 meters; and Lhotse Shar, 8383 meters high. They are also very famous for expeditions. However, the walkable altitude of Mount Everest Base Camp is 5364 meters from sea level.

Most hikers worldwide get inspired by discussing Nepal’s short trek (EBC). The 12-day short Everest trek is on the eastern Himalayan route, and multitudes of idealistic travelers have gained relevant experience.

The Everest expedition began in 1920 AD, but there was never a permanent base Camp due to moving glaciers. The journey, led by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, decided to make it more feasible to keep materials at the mountain’s foot.

The first challenge for all those trying an Everest push is the Khumbu Icefall, which starts outside the door. Similarly, the short trek in the Everest region, which is 12 days, can be completed within 12 days from Kathmandu. For that, you are required to take a small aircraft to Lukla airport and then take off from Lukla to Kathmandu at the end of the trek.

Sagarmatha National Park

Most trekkers trek to Everest Base Camp, and many climbers climb Mount Everest in the Khumbu area. Similarly, there are not just one mountain and Base camp. Many people went to Base Camp and Mount Everest because it is the highest mountain in the world. However, you are trekking or traveling into the Sagarmatha National Park. You can see many different wild animals along the trekking trails.

The best viewpoint in 12-Day Trek

You will have the best views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang Himalayan Range, and Mt. Shishapangma while you take off from Kathmandu domestic airport. Similarly, you will have closer Himalayan views, forests, and farmers’ fields on a terrace along the way to Lamjura Pass.

Here are closer views of Tabuchi Peak, Kongde Peak, and Pokalde Peak, right between Lamjura Peak and Lukla Airport. After an hour from the Lukla airport on the trek to Phakding, you will have another great idea of Mt. Kushang Kangaru.

On the second day, you will have better first views of Mount Everest and Mt. Amadablam than just before Namche Bazaar. Moreover, there are many famous named peaks such as Amadablam, Tabouche Peak, Pumori, Island Peak, Gokyo Peak, Lobuche West and East Peaks, and Mount Everest, which can all be seen on the third day while exploring Namche Bazaar.

Attractions of short EBC trek

Stunning mountain views:

The Everest region has several mountain peaks, including fourteen above 8000m. Indeed, mountain peaks are one of the primary attractions of the 12-day short Everest Base Camp trek.

You will have the best views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang Himalayan Range, and Mt. Shishapangma while you take off from Kathmandu domestic airport. Similarly, you will have closer Himalayan views, forests, and farmers’ fields on a terrace along the way to Lamjura Pass.

Trekkers have an ideal view of Tabuchi Peak, Kongde Peak, and Pokalde Peak, right between Lamjura Peak and Lukla Airport. After three hours of trekking from the Lukla airport to Phakding, they get another great view of Mt. Kushang Kangaru along the way.

On the second day, you’ll have your first views of Mount Everest and Mt. Amadablam just before Namche Bazaar. Moreover, there are many famous named peaks such as Amadablam, Tabouche Peak, Pumori, Island Peak, Gokyo Peak, Lobuche West and East Peaks, and Mount Everest, which can all be seen on the third day while exploring Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar:

At an elevation of 3500 m (11482 ft), Namche Bazaar is another charm of the Everest region and the Everest short trek. Namche Bazaar is a gateway and starting point for the many trekking destinations in the Everest region. Namche Bazaar stands on the slope of the arch-shaped hilltop, providing majestic mountain views.

From modern facilities, including ATMs, hotels, bars, and shopping centers, to ancient houses and culture, Namche Bazaar offers everything, making it a prominent hub of the region. The Sherpa culture and warm hospitality also play a vital role in making the Namche Bazaar a significant attraction on the short Everest Base Camp trek.

Tengboche Monastery:

Tengboche Monastery is an important cultural attraction of the Everest Base Camp short trek. The monastery lies in the Tengboche village, at 3860 m (12687 ft). The monastery is one of the region’s oldest and most significant monasteries and holds spiritual and cultural importance for locals.

The location is in an environment with panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks. It is a peaceful setting; the monastery attracts you during your short EBC trek. When visiting the Tengboche monastery, you can immerse yourself in its quiet and spiritual nature. The combination of spirituality, mesmerizing scenery, and cultural experience makes the Tengboche monastery a significant attraction in the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp:

Doubtlessly, Everest Base Camp is a prominent attraction of the short trek. As the highest base camp in the world, Everest Base Camp is a dream destination for many trekkers. Getting to the top of Everest Base Camp provides a magnificent view of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more.

Along the way to Everest base camp, you’ll pass through the biggest glacier in the world, Khumbu Glacier. The glacier captivates natural elements that attract any trekker. The sense of accomplishment you’ll get after reaching the top is the next level of happiness you’ll get from being attracted to your surroundings.

Sherpa Culture and Hospitality:

Sherpa culture and hospitality are significant attractions that make the EBC short trek a unique experience. The Everest area is home to the Sherpa people, who have a distinctive culture and way of living. You’ll learn about the region’s unique culture while on the short trek to base camp. Furthermore, experiencing the warm hospitality of Sherpas makes your journey more impressive.

Sherpa’s traditional stone houses with prayer flags make your short trek visually attractive. The cultural immersion, pleasant experiences with people, and a chance to see and engage in traditional practices make the journey both physically satisfying and culturally enjoyable, adding to the allure of trekking in EBC.

Itinerary of 12 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Boundless Adventure Nepal is a local trekking company based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We arrange several trekking and tour packages. The Short trek to Everest Base Camp within 12 days is also the best.

We provide a Trekking itinerary, Map, and cost details according to the group size. Similarly, look at the trip’s itinerary and contact us for cost/price details even though you are traveling solo / with family and friends.

Note: We have add-on options to choose your trip comfortably. Either you may go to Lukla by plane or Helicopter.


Day: 01 Fly to Lukla and hike to Phakding. (3-4 hours)


45 Min




Lunch and Dinner



The Lukla Airport is at the top of a hill and has a solitary landing pad that drops into a deep, broad valley. Due to the landforms, beautiful hills surround the path like a massive package of emeralds.

From the Cheplung village, there is a stunning view of the revered Mount Khumbila. Our adventure officially begins after a leisurely morning tea at your Kathmandu hotel.

We will be given transportation to the Tribhuvan International Airport, where we will take a quick flight to Lukla, a mountain village.

Even though you’ll only be in the air for a short while, the Mountainous views from your airplane window will make this flight one of your all-time favorites.

Following our landing, we will connect with our traveling group and get started on the Everest Base Camp Trek.

After only about four hours of trekking, we should arrive at the tiny village of Phakding, our destination for the day. After settling in, we’ll stay in a Hotel in Phakding.

Lukla airport of Short Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days
Lukla Airport of Everest trek

Day: 02 Trek to Namche Bazaar (5-6 hours)


5/6 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



We’ll get up early today and eat a hearty breakfast at our lodge. Since we’ll walk for roughly six hours today, get a second helping.

Our second day of the short Everest Base Camp Trek gets underway with a hike through a verdant wonderland of cool, shaded woods and hidden waterfalls.

We’ll travel over picturesque suspension bridges spanning the Dudh Koshi River and get our first good look at some of the highest peaks in the Himalayas, including the snow-capped Thamserku (6,608 meters).

Then, our route enters Sagarmatha National Park, a vast, outstanding natural beauty that shares its name with Mount Everest in Sanskrit.

After lunch, we’ll traverse yet another set of footbridges before catching a glimpse of Mount Everest.

The bustling city of Namche Bazaar is visible from here, merely around the corner. For lodging tonight, at Namche Bazaar.

The Trekking trail and Himalayas after Namche Bazaar
The Trekking trail and Himalayas after Namche Bazaar

Day: 03 Acclimatization Day (3/4 hours)


4 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



The ideal location for acclimatization is Namche. The views in Namche are breathtaking.

You will tour the Syangboche Airstrip after breakfast. It overlooks the town from a hilltop location.

Here, you can view the magnificent Himalayan highlight and take in Namche’s panoramic view.

Similar views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, Amadablam, and Nuptse are significantly closer.

During the day, you can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum, National Park Museum, Khumjung Monastery, and the Everest Photo Gallery, and overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Everest Views
Mount Everest’s  View

Day: 04 Trek to Tengboche (5-6 hours)


5 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



From Namche, a straightforward trek begins with the Phungki Thanka arrangement in the Dudh Koshi Valley after the suspension bridge.

You can enjoy a breathtaking view of Mount Everest and its surroundings.

You can get to Tengboche by taking the route that follows the same side of the Dudh Koshi River.

On the trek from Namche to Tengboche, you can experience a breathtaking natural panorama of Rivers, Rhododendron forest, and the Himalayan Mountains.

Tengboche Monastery, the highest monastery in the Khumbu region, is another notable attraction along the short trek to Everest Base Camp.

Tyangbouche Monastery
Tyangbouche Monastery

Day: 05 Trek to Dingboche (4 hours)


4 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Pangboche, Somare, and Dibuche are the villages we pass through on our 5th day of the short Everest Base Camp Trek.

Massive white cliffs like Lhotse and AmaDablam monopolize the horizon as we hike through an enjoyable lush jungle and pass a lengthy suspension connection over the Imjakhola River’s iridescent waters.

As we get closer to Dingboche, we’ll also notice many Mani rocks organized by the snowmobile trails. You should always pass by these Buddhist mantra-adorned rocks on your right side.

Before reaching Dingboche, we’ll walk across a sizable area of lush greenery where grain and potatoes are grown. Here, we’ll choose a cozy inn where we can stay for the following two nights.

Dingbouche Village 12 days Everest Trek
Dingbouche Village

Day: 06 Adjustment in Dingboche ( 4 hours)


4 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



In our short Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, our bodies still need a day to acclimate to the higher altitude.

The trekker’s adage is “climb high, sleep low,” as usual. This allows us to reach the breathtaking perspectives of Nangkar Tshang Peak ( 5616m)  or Chukhung Village without risk before returning to Dingboche in the late afternoon.

Some of these day hikes offer breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks Makalu, Lhotse, AmaDablam, and other unnamed peaks.

It would be best to grab a snack this evening at one of the city’s butcher shops or cafes. You’ll later have an excellent memory of waiting for the sun to set over Dingboche’s rock verandas and the mountain ranges’ windblown highs. Overnight at Dingboche.

Explore in Dingbouche during the 12 days everest trek
Explore in Dingbouche

Day: 07 Trek to Lobuche ( 5 hours)


5 Hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



You will see Pheriche village from above when leaving Dingboche and passing through Dhung-La.

Then arrive at The ChupkiLhara, a sloping area covered in rocks. You can see some incredible peaks from here. The Khumbu Glacier moraine is reached after that by the trail.

Following the glacier, Mount Nuptse continues to advance. We reach Dhuk-La Pass and Lobuche, where we spend the night.

Hotel at Lobuche
Lobuche Lodge and Hotel

Day: 08 Trek to Base Camp and back to GorakShep. (6-7 hours)


7 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



The hike to Everest Base Camp begins with a slow walk to prevent altitude sickness. From Lobuche, you can see the Khumbu Glacier, the tallest mountain in the world.

After several hours of walking from Lobuche, we reach Gorakshep, a tranquil location with several hotels. Then, we get the Everest Base Camp, our final destination. The day is an exciting day for our targeted goal.

The Khumbu Icefall, Khumbutse, and Lingtren peaks are breathtakingly visible from here. After spending some time at the base camp, we returned to Gorakshep; the altitude of Everest Base Camp is 5364 meters.

We admired the picturesque environment and the tranquil atmosphere. Overnight at Gorakshep.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Image
12 days Everest Base Camp Trekking Image

Day: 09 Trek to Periche (5-6 hours)


6 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Another exciting part of the trip will be the hike to Kalapathar. It is 5555 meters from sea level and is a well-known popular viewpoint with panoramic views of Mount Everest and numerous other peaks.

Everyone goes to the top of Kalapathar for vest views of Sunrise Over the Himalayas. As the sun rises over Mount Everest, the silvery peaks turn golden.

After exploring the Viewpoint, descend to Gorakshep, have a warm breakfast, and return to Lobuche. We’ll have Lunch and continue the descent to Pheriche overnight at Pheriche.

The Image of Pheriche Village, 12 days Everest Trek
Pheriche village

Day: 10 Trek to Namche (5-6 hours)


6 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



The Pheriche village is itself a valley into the gorge. It is a bit colder, and the sun doesn’t shine earlier.

We should have Breakfast at the Hotel and trek to Namche Bazaar along the way to the Small trail.

The Imja River is once more followed throughout Tengboche on the road back to Namche Bazaar. We will descend to Phungki Thanka from Tengboche, cross the Kyangjuma, and then proceed to Namche.

It is a tranquil hike where you can marvel at the stunning view of the surroundings and the Himalayan Mountains. Overnight at the Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar Village
The Village of Namche Bazar

Day: 11 Trek to Lukla (6-7 hours)


7 hours




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Our final day of hiking on the short Everest Base Camp Trek-12 days is today.

From the viewpoint of numerous footbridges, take in the fantastic views of River systems, valleys, and heavily wooded slopes.

We will have our last Lunch at the Phakding, remaining in the local village once.

Everyone arrives at Lukla safely and celebrates the Last dinner with the trekking crew. They then spend the night at the Hotel in Lukla.

Lukla airport of Everest trek
Lukla Airport of Everest trek

Day: 12 Fly to Kathmandu


45 m





You’ll fly back to Kathmandu today, feeling incredibly proud to complete the short Everest Base Camp trek in 12 days.

Have a warm breakfast at the Hotel in Lukla and a 10-minute walk to the airport.

One other time during the flight, The flight will take about 45 minutes to get into Kathmandu airport.

You will marvel at the breathtaking scenery. After landing at Kathmandu airport, we will be taken to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu
Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal

What's Included?

  • Your trip starts from Kathmandu.
  • Pick up and drop off from domestic airports by private tourist vehicle.
  • Three times meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Standard accommodation during the Trek.
  • Paperwork for the trekking (TIMS card and entry permits)
  • From Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu round-trip Plane tickets.
  • A professional trekking guide.
  • Salary, insurance, food, and accommodation for the guide.
  • Per person, a Trekking map.
  • Local government tax.
  • Drinking water with an iodine tab.
  • seasonal local fruits.

What's Excluded?

  •  Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Hot and cold drinks during the trekking.
  • Hard and soft drinks in the trek.
  • Your expenses and shopping
  • Hot Shower along the trekking trail
  • Tips and donation
  • Anything extra in the list above (e.g., Extra accommodation and drinks even during the Trekking.)

Add-ons & Options

Boundless Adventure is a well-known name in the tourism industry. We have provided exceptional service, comfort, and satisfaction for our clients. With each passing year, we aim to add some unique features that offer our customers a more enjoyable journey with more comfort. Considering that, we are delighted to introduce our new element: add-ons for short Everest Base Camp treks. Please have a look at the details below.

Hotel in Kathmandu.

On your arrival and before departure from Nepal, you’ll stay in Kathmandu. Although we provide accommodation and three meals throughout the journey at the 12-day short Everest Base Camp trek, our package covers something other than the hotel in Kathmandu. Hence, all expenses for your stay in Kathmandu are your own. However, we have contact with various hotels in Kathmandu and be pleased to recommend you. But also, if you prefer to find and arrange a hotel, we would be okay with that. Yet, we generally arrange a three-star in Kathmandu. The three-star hotel provides a double shared bed, wifi, and breakfast, costing US$45 per night.

Helicopter Flight to Lukla

Lukla is a gateway to the Everest region’s trekking journey. Our package covers a plane ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and return. However, some clients desire more personalized service, so we have added a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla on Add-Ons. If you prefer a helicopter flight to Lukla, it costs extra, as it is outside the package. A helicopter flight to Lukla costs US$500/for each person.

Porter for the trek

Our package doesn’t cover the cost of Porter’s service. Still, if the trekkers desire to hire a porter, we have our highly experienced porters. Our porter will carry all your gear and equipment, providing a burden-free journey. Our porter can carry up to 22 to 25 kg. The cost of a porter is US$ 250/- 

Chitwan National Park Tour

After appreciating the beauty of the Everest region with an adventurous trek, we provide a chance to relax in nature. We have added the option for the Chitwan National Park tour.

After returning from the 12-day Everest Base Camp trek, you can explore Chitwan National Park. The tour is a three-day and two-night plan. You’ll have activities within and outside the National Park, including accommodations, Meals, activities, and National Park fees. The cost of the tour is US$170/—per person.

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Essential Information - 12 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Fly to Lukla airport for 12 days day-short Everest Base Camp Trek.

The memorable trip from Kathmandu to Lukla marks the beginning of your journey before you even set foot on the trail. Since Lukla airport is placed atop a cliff and is renowned for having a fabled short runway, you are subjected to some incredible views of Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayans on your way, making it an adventure you cannot forget from the very first-day trip to Lukla.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek Cost

We operate the Everest short trek from Kathmandu daily during the best seasons. Different sizes of group/family/solo cost different prices, and how many luxury hotels do you prefer to stay at overnight? Please let us know if you want a short trek to Everest.

What we’ll get in the budget cost of the short Everest base camp trek?

We shall provide you with the following things in cost. Regarding trip flight tickets, Necessary to have three different permits, standard accommodations according to the itinerary, an English-speaking guide, several Porters, and Three times meals a day. Look at the cost, including and excluding sections, for more details.

Tengboche Monastery

The adventure to Everest Base Camp short trek is both outdoor and divine. While hiking, you’ll see the customary prayer flags flapping in five colors. Buddhist monks who live in the Tengboche Monastery give trekkers their blessings for a safe and fruitful journey.

Why does EBC travel with us?

Better customer support: we will ensure our customers are happy and enjoy themselves.
We provide thousands of customers worldwide with incredible holiday life experiences in the Highlands.
We are local and authentic and always encourage sharing our experiences with guests.
You can contact us at any time; a staff member will always be available to handle any unexpected events through calls and messages.

Benefits of the trek

Every explorer has the Everest Base Camp short Trek on their travel list for a good reason: it is one of the most well-known hiking excursions in the entire world.

From the marvelous Sherpa culture to the stunning view of Everest’s peaks, the 12-day Great Everest Base Camp Short Trek offers impressive features and observations that accurately capture the Eastern Himalayas’ way of life. We can guarantee you that it is well worth the climb.

Best season

Yes, everyone desires to travel to Mount Everest Base Camp quickly. We operate a short Everest Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu. The trip will take 12 days, including domestic flights.

However, it would be best to start your journey from the Domestic airport of Kathmandu, Drive to Ramechhap, or the last option and longer trekking start from Jiri. Either way, you create your trek, you should trek during the best trekking seasons, spring and autumn.

Tea houses along the Trek

Few visitors to Nepal will have the opportunity to experience the fantastic experiences the tea houses offer. Despite their simplicity and feeling more like a bedroom in a hotel, you will be guarded by friendly locals along the way. There is almost every category of tea house in the Sagarmatha region.

Similarly, several places have luxury hotels, such as Lukla, Manju, Namche Bazaar, and Dingbouche.

The tea houses are comfortable. Every hotel has hot shower facilities, which will cost you extra fees, but they are worth the cost in the freezing temperature of the Himalayas.

You can charge your batteries on electricity. Furthermore, you will also have a warm heating dining hall along the Everest short trek. Every teahouse has double and single beds. You can also request a triple bedroom with your guide if needed.

Arriving at the Base Camp

Your hard work will have been worthwhile because you will feel an incredible sense of accomplishment and pure joy immediately after stepping at the foot of Everest Base Camp. The sense of accomplishment and the mountain views after a strenuous climb will raise your spirits.

Reaching your final destination and celebrating with your fellow hikers while the mighty mountains serve as your backdrop is the best feeling in the world. The day is probably a bit longer than ever, but it will be your goal, and it will be worth every struggle.

Note: We suggest you have dry fruits and a power bank, and also better drink plenty of warm water on your way to Everest Base Camp and avoid alcohol consumption.

What to wear

Nepal is another tiny country in the world, but it has a different climate in every corner. Similarly, you are heading to the Everest Base Camp trek quickly. It would help if you had a down Jacket and down sleeping bag with you every season. Upon your request, we only provide a down jacket and sleeping bag for a walk. But it would be best if you had warm equipment with you.

Local guides

The world-renowned Sherpa and guides have a reputation for being among the friendliest and most accepting people. As they guide you to Base Camp, listen to their inspiring tales and be astounded by their superhuman mountaineering abilities.

You’ll always recollect the common bond you had with them. On the other hand, our guide is well-trained, equipped with the proper gear, and holds a genuine guide license from Nepal Government.

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Most Asked Questions by Travellers

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a widely known hiking experience in Nepal that takes trekkers to Mount Everest’s base camp at an elevation of 5,364 m (17,598 ft). In the Himalayas, the EBC trek provides an exceptional chance to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Everest region. The trek takes you through stunning mountain peaks, sherpa settlements, and diverse landscapes.

The cost of the Everest Base Trek ranges from USD 1100 to USD 1500. However, the cost varies depending on factors including the duration of the trip, the level of comfort you prefer, any luxurious service you want, and whether you hire a guide and porter. Your cost includes three meals a day during the trekking, along with the finest accommodation, permits, a flight ticket to Lukla, a trekking map, and some refundable trekking gear and equipment.

The 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp starts at Lukla, Which is also the starting point of each trekking destination in the Everest region. To start their journey in the Everest region, trekkers and visitors must arrive at Lukla airport first. You’ll have a scenic flight to Lukla airport from the domestic airport in Kathmandu, which generally takes 45 minutes.

The EBC trek duration generally takes 12 days, but if you have enough time, you can travel for a longer duration by adding extra acclimatization days and side trips to nearby locations. The 12 days are ideal for those with limited time but still want to get to the world’s highest trekking destination, EBC. Within 12 days, you’ll visit each place that you’ll visit in longer trekking days; however, the time will be less for exploration.

Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is in the Khumbu region of Solukhumbu district. The destination lies in the northeastern part of Nepal, near the border with Tibet. The majestic mountain ranges surround the EBC trek. The base camp lies within Sagarmatha National Park at an elevation of 5,364 m (17,598 ft) above sea level at the base of Mount Everest.

The highest altitude of the EBC short trek is Everest Base Camp itself, which stands at an elevation of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). Getting to the top of Everest Base Camp offers you views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Everest region. Additionally, trekkers visit the nearby finest viewpoint on the EBC trek, Kalapathar, standing at 5,545 m (18,192 ft).

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most adventurous trekking destinations in the Everest region and Nepal due to its high altitude and rugged terrain. The trek to Everest Base Camp takes several days to complete, with walking ascent and descent, making the journey physically demanding. Furthermore, the risk of altitude-related sickness is a major concern during the EBC trek. Yet, with proper preparation and an acclimatization plan, you can complete the trek with fewer challenges.

Spring (pre-monsoon) from March to May and autumn (post-monsoon) from September to November are the best seasons for a 12-day Everest Base Camp trek. The stable weather with clear skies and favorable temperatures creates an ideal time for trekking in EBC during autumn and spring. Yet, due to global warming, the summer season is also becoming popular for the EBC trek. The weather is sunny, and days are long during the summer, creating pleasant trekking conditions.

Yes, solo travelers can do the 12-day Everest Base Camp trek, but you should trek with a licensed guide who will help you throughout your journey. Having an experienced guide by your side helps you to be free from any worries, as the guide will assist you throughout the journey and ensure your safety.

Yes, trekking permits are mandatory, even if you are on a 12-day trek. For a 12-day EBC trek, you need to obtain a Trekkers Information System (TIMS) card and a Sagarmatha National Park permit. Without a permit, you can’t continue your trek, as the permit is checked at various checkpoints along the route. However, with no worries, you can obtain both permits for the EBC trek through Boundless Adventure.

The difficulty level of the 12-day Everest trek depends on one’s physical fitness, acclimatization plan, and weather conditions. The trek involves covering a distance of 130 km in a round trip, walking over rocky paths, making steep ascends and descends, and crossing suspension bridges over rivers several times, making it a little difficult. Also, due to the short duration, you’ll be a little hectic on the 12 days, so we suggest you choose a 14-day itinerary for a more flexible and comfortable journey.

Yes, you will stay in a hotel throughout the journey; you’ll stay in a local tea house or hotel. The tea houses provide simple yet comfortable accommodations and tasty, fresh meals every day. You can also get a hot shower, an electricity facility, and WI-FI in those tea houses, but at an additional cost.

Yes, all along the journey of the Everest base camp trek, the tea houses and hotels have the facility of wifi. Each area’s hotel offers you wifi, but the charge for wifi service is extra. However, some trekkers want to get disconnected from any technologies and people throughout the journey and enjoy the natural beauty and peacefulness of the Himalayan landscape.

During the EBC trek, you’ll find electric plugs with two or three circular prongs; however, we suggest you bring two pins of adapters to charge your phone, notepad, laptop, and electric device during the 12-day Everest trek.

Yes, a hot shower is available at each hotel or tea house throughout the 12-day trek to EBC, but it costs extra. A bucket and gas system are also available during the tour. Some areas, including Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Dingboche, have attached bathrooms with gas-heated showers. Most other parts of the hotel provide a bucket system for hot showers.

With proper preparation, training, and guidance, beginners can also complete the Everest Base Camp trek within 12 days. Indeed, trekking in EBC is adventurous, but those who are in good physical condition can complete the trek. Choosing an itinerary plan for a 12-day trek is necessary. Also, listening to your body, walking slowly, staying hydrated, and being mentally prepared is essential for beginners to complete the Everest Base Camp trek within 12 days.

Yes, the 12-day Everest Base Camp trek is adventurous due to the challenging terrain, high altitude, and relatively shorter duration. Additionally, the 12-day Everest Base Camp trek involves challenges including altitude sickness and unpredictable weather conditions and provides fewer acclimatization days, making the trek adventurous.

The Everest trek can be done in either 12 or 14 days. The 12-day trek requires a faster pace due to its shorter duration, while the 14-day trek allows for a more relaxed journey with additional acclimatization days. Both treks follow the same route from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, but the 14-day trek gives you extra time to adjust to the altitude. With the added days, you can trek at a slower pace and enjoy the journey while adapting to the changing altitude.

The optimal group size for a 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp is 45. With a larger number of groups, we provide group discounts, which reduces your overall cost. Trekking with a larger group is more enjoyable, and you’ll feel more enjoyment while trekking and forget about all the challenges that come during your trek.

Booking the 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp is straightforward. You can book either by online booking or by directly contacting us. When you open our website, Boundless Adventure, you can find the “book the trip” option. After clicking, you can go to the booking producer. If you have any queries regarding the trip, you can message us on WhatsApp. We’ll clarify everything, and we’ll make your booking after you’re satisfied with the package.

Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp itself offer the best views during the 12-day trek. At an elevation of 5545m, Klapathar is near the village of Gorakshep. Trekkers go hiking to Klaapthar after exploring the Everest Base camp. Usually, trekkers start hiking early in the morning to Kalapathar for the stunning sunrise view over the top of the mountain. One of the reasons why Kalapathar is the best viewpoint on the EBC journey is that it provides a view of Mount Everest that can’t be seen from the Everest base camp.

Reviews on 12 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek


Based on 480 Reviews

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Santiago López

Short Everest trek

My friends and I recently embarked on a short Everest Base Camp trek with Boundless Adventure, an incredible experience. I’ve trekked with other agencies, but Boundless Adventure was the most professional and prioritized our safety. Mr. Dambar and his team could customize our itinerary to meet our preferences. From the moment we landed at Lukla Airport to the end of our journey, we were treated to breathtaking views of each area.

The first part of our journey was easy, but the trek became more adventurous as we reached the upper section. Fortunately, our guide cared for us and handled any situation calmly. I highly recommend the short EBC trek with Boundless Adventure.

Santiago López, Argentina

( 67)
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Beatrice Gruber

12-day Everest Base Camp trek

Our group of five ladies embarked on the 12-day Everest Trek in Nepal in October 2023, with me as the leader. However, to ensure our safety during the trek, I chose Boundless Adventure, a company recommended by a friend who had previously trekked with them.

“My friend was right the team at Boundless Adventure took excellent care of us during our 12-day Everest Base Camp trek. We were initially concerned about our safety as a group of women, but the logistics were managed very well. We appreciated the care and attention” they provided.”

Dambar Khadka kept us updated and helped us during our trek. The view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar is unforgettable. For female trekkers in Nepal, Boundless Adventure is highly recommended.

Beatrice Gruber, Austria

( 45)
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Kenneth Rodriguez
United States 

12 days Trekking at Everest

My journey to Everest base camp with Boundless Adventure was outstanding. Due to my time limit, I requested Boundless Adventure to minimize the duration of the Everest Base Camp trek, and they suggested a 12-day itinerary. Trekking at Everest Base Camp was adventurous, and with less duration, the trek was hectic, but with the support of Boundless Adventure and its crew members, I feel so relaxed and worry less.

The landscape of the Everest region was stunning, with snow-capped peaks and traditional villages and monasteries along the way. Every day on the EBC trek was somehow challenging and rewarding. I enjoyed the journey and the service of Boundless Adventure. Highly recommended.

Kenneth Rodriguez, United States

( 46)
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