Trekking to Everest Base Camp is dream come true destination for every trekker and adventure junkies around the world. Everest Base Camp Trek is perfect for amateurs and novice although risk is still involved (due to remote terrain and snow conditions). Often dubbed as “the step to heaven”, every single turn and bend provides the photographic opportunity for travellers.
The trail route to Everest Base Camp offers the exceptional alpine scenery, beautiful forests, quaint Sherpa villages, glacial moraines and snow-clad glaciers. EBC trek is known as the finest trek in the world and for some good reasons. Everest Base Camp Trek also offers the exceptional view of rare animals like Himalayan Thar and Musk deer just above the forest of river cliff along the trail.
After an adventurous landing to Lukla, EBC trail follows the downhill section to the Phakding and further follows the DudhKoshi valley which eventually climbs up to Sherpa’s heart land, Namche. Namche Bazaar is the bustling town that’s a junction for every trekkers, local inhabitants and the major gateway to the mighty Everest. Further all along the trail, small villages are interspersed with lush forest of rhododendron, magnolia and firs along with the dominant view of snowy peaks.
Starting from Namche, EBC trail will guide to stunning Himalayan landscapes via Thyangboche Monastery and starts descending to Imja Khola and continues up to the small village Louche before entering into the vicinity of Khumbu Glacier. Trekkers will eventually find themselves among the daunting peaks and get lost into the astonishingly beautiful Ama Dablam, Nuptse and of course mighty Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp Trek further takes you to the Kalapatthar (5,545m), the vantage of Everest. From Kalapatthar, the serrated snowy-wall of massif Everest is seen within stone throw distance away.
12 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for novice trekkers who are constrained by time frame but still want to the great panorama of Khumbu region. The perfect distance covered between daily itineraries, gradual ascend and proficient trekking crew members ensures you enjoy your trek to Everest Base Camp at fullest. If you want more adventure and stay at “beaten off path” then Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek– 20 days might ideal option.
September to November during fall and March to May during spring are the best season for trekking to Everest. This 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary demands high level of physical fitness and strong determination however previous trekking experiences and technical skills are not required. Everest Base Camp Trek 12 day’s package is ideal for those who are busy with travel schedule and dream to stay at foot hill of world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.