“Everest Base Camp Trek – Ultimate Trekking Adventure to an abode of the world's tallest mountain Mt. Everest (8848.86 m)”
Everest Base Camp Trek
is legendary holiday activity. It dwarfs every adventure and thrill in the world. Imagine yourself at the foothill of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. Leave your footprints at the place where Sir Hillary and Norgay once stepped for the iconic first successful ascent of the mountain.
Khumbu region of Nepal is one of the most beautiful and touristic destinations of Nepal. If you are looking for a Himalayan wilderness the region is an ideal choice. Moreover, the presence of superlative things makes the area even more captivating. Highest Mountain (Mt. Everest), Highest Altitude Town (Namche), Highest Altitude Park (Sagarmatha National Park), Highest Altitude Hotel (Everest View Hotel) etc. are few examples.
It is probably the most intriguing place in Nepal which endows the spectacular memory tale. The tale is definitely worthy of sharing for generations to come. Nowhere in the world will you find the ultimate mountain adventure than in Everest Region.
Why Everest Base Camp Trek is an Ideal Trekking Holiday?
Everest Base Camp Trek
is an iconic trekking route. It is walking adventure on an abode of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. Therefore, traveling around this trail is always fascinating.
It is one of the most vibrant walking detours. If you are spending more than thousands dollar on a trip it has to be returned to the fullest. With the EBC trekking route the chances are very high. It is once in a lifetime trekking holiday activity.
The journey traverses through iconic Sherpa community as well. Therefore, it is more than Himalayan wilderness adventure. It is cultural excursion too. During the trip trekkers visit various Sherpa villages like Khumjung, Phortse, Pangboche and Dingboche. These places are habituated largely by the Sherpa people. Resting teahouses are also run by the Sherpa people mostly. It endows chance for all people to understand the lifestyle of the Sherpa people to the fullest.
Vegetation is another factor which makes this trekking an interesting adventure. Trekker starts their trekking from the hilly temperate zone and reaches up to Tundra region. In these jungles one can observe various types of flora and fauna. Endangered species of animals like lhophophorous, Himalayan thar, mountain cheetah etc. are seen. Moreover, the walking holiday inside the world’s highest situated National Park the Sagarmatha National Park is bonus in itself.
Mountain Vistas are another major reason behind the popularity of this trek. Over 2 dozens of mountains are seen as if you are in the touching distance. Get enthralled by the overwhelming scenery of snowcapped mountains on panoramic scene.
Difficulty level of Everest Base Camp Trek
The trail is moderate if planned well. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks always knits the best itinerary for our valued clients. Our itinerary is prepared by the travel planners having 2 decades of experience in the field of Nepal Trekking. It ensures the high success rate.
Trekkers reach as high as 5545 m (Kalapathar) during the trek. The maximum change in the altitude is about 300 m – 450 m. Gradual ascent, sound planning and proper acclimatization activities make it worth trying without the fear of altitude sickness.
The trail after Lobuche is through rocky terrain and moraines which are difficult but other places are smooth. The trail is organized and has numerous amenities for the support of the trekkers. Therefore, the current status of the trail cannot be termed as difficult but it is moderate.
Accommodation and Meal
Everest region of Nepal is sumptuous. There are plethora of teahouses and lodges. As the number of trekkers in the region is high there are different styles of accommodation. One can get the varieties of the services according to the budget.
Until the trekkers reach the Tengboche there are high choices ranging from luxury to basic lodging. However, beyond Tengboche every trekker has to stay in the limited teahouses. As the altitude rise the lodging facility becomes more basic. However, there are new teahouses with attached bathroom and free internet which was earlier needed to pay.
Regarding the meals’ availability there are numerous menu choices. The agency however recommends you to have soupy and basic food along with plenty of water. There are various cuisines which you can order for the meal like continental, Chinese, local and Indian. Heed the instructions of the trekking guide while choosing the menu items as you might end up paying high for the food items which are cheaper in city areas. The places are inaccessible and all the food items need to be carried either by helicopter or mule. Therefore, it is expensive. The best solution is to book the full board package so that your agency takes care of everything.
What are the popular trekking routes of Everest region besides base camp trekking?
Everest region is the most popular trekking destination of Nepal for Himalayan wilderness experience. Therefore, thousands of trekkers visit the place every year. Besides Everest Base Camp Trekking, there are many other popular trekking routes where you can experience the majestic Khumbu landscape, mountains, Sherpa villages and mountain wilderness. If you would like to explore the Everest Region to the fullest, contact our travel planners. There are some trekking packages that take trekkers to the Everest Base Camp as well.
Here is the brief guide of the various trekking routes besides Everest Base Camp Trek in the region:
1. Everest View Trek or Everest Panorama Trek
: It is the short trekking route of the Khumbu region. If you would like to explore the Everest region without much risk of altitude sickness, try doing the trek. You can reach up to Tengboche Monastery en-route to Everest Base Camp. The view of Pangboche Valley, Dudhkoshi Valley, and mountains is magnificent. In just about 10 days, you can complete the trek. During Mani Rimdu Festival Trek, trekkers can enjoy the cultural side of Sherpa people as well.
2. Three High Passes Trek:
It is the most daunting and arduous course for the trekking. Trekkers can reach the top of the three iconic high altitude passes. They are Chola Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La Pass. Interestingly, the itinerary of the trek can take trekkers to legendary Everest Base Camp as well. If you love challenges and long detour walking, try the Everest Three High Passes Trek.
3. Gokyo Lake Trek or EBC Gokyo Chola Pass Trek
: The blue turquoise lake situated at the heart of Khumbu up in the Himalayas surely resemble the fairyland in earth. Undoubtedly, the journey of these five lakes are astounding activity to knit together the momentous Himalayan tale. Don't miss out to witness the magnificent lakes, waterfalls, valleys, vantage point, glaciers, and green lush forests of Khumbu region in the trip that lasts for less than 10 days. If you would like to extend the trek, simply add the Chola Pass crossing and Everest Base Camp. It will become the Khumbu Circuit Trek. Contact the travel planners to plan for this amazing walking holiday in Nepal.
4. Everest Helicopter Trek or Heli Tour or Luxury Trek
: Do you know that you can explore Everest region in a sumptuous way? Yes, with Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage, travelers can choose the style of traveling themselves. Up in the Himalayas too, we can endow impeccable hospitality and quality services. Try doing Everest Helicopter Trek which is simply the amalgamation of trekking and helicopter tour. Witness Everest Base Camp Trek both by land and by air. Or simply, book a helicopter tour!
Current Trail Condition
Trail condition of Everest Base Camp Trail is absolute. It is very organized and untainted. There is no road accessibility which has resulted in mystic walking adventure. Most of the trekking trails of Nepal is being destroyed by the haphazard planning and road constructions. The best example is the Annapurna Circuit Trek. However, the EBC Trek trail is still intact. The local government and people have not allowed the road to be constructed beyond Lukla. Therefore, it is the best untainted walking trail of Nepal.
Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp Trek
Nepal Trekking is possible throughout the year. However, the best window for the trekkers to visit Nepal for the walking holiday is spring and autumn season. During this season blooming flowers and clear make it fascinating for the trekkers.
Moreover, trekking is to have the perfect vista and clear weather. Months of March – May and September – November are relatively clearer. The chance of cancellation is very low. If you are planning to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking then these months are ideal choice. You can book the trekking according to your holiday plans though throughout the year.
Book the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal with us. You will be blessed by the mesmerizing mountain vistas and overwhelmed by the impeccable hospitality of our crew members. Come and join us to knit the legendary travel tale of your lifetime in the most affordable price.
What is the The weather condition in the Everest region?
Everest is the right place to trek all over the year. The people can trek in all seasons in the Mount Everest. The March to May and October to November are the most popular trekking months in Nepal. The Himalayan peak is the coldest region so you should avoid the monsoon and winter season to trek in the high altitude. During the winter days, the temperature will be below minus. On the monsoon season, the trekking routes are damaged by the rain. But you can able to trek in the Everest region on rainy days.
journey of Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is obviously a high altitude trail. Therefore, the risk of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is the biggest factor which you can’t miss out. However, careful planning and expert guidance can help you overcome this sickness. Remember that even the locals can suffer from AMS. So, it is common for all regardless of their physical fitness level.
Our trekking guides help you gradually adapt to the altitude gain. It is essential to do acclimatization activities before heading to higher altitude. Don’t avoid Namche and Dingboche acclimatization breaks. Usually, altitude sickness starts from place above 3000 m. Everest trek starts from 2800 m. Therefore, you need to be very careful. Always heed the instructions of the guide and consume plenty of fluids and carbohydrate.
Carry your important medicine:
Medicine is very important if you have any disease you must carry the medicine with you. I mean “prevention is better than care” mountain region we can’t find any health care, clinic, and hospital if there is clinic you may not get according to your problem medicine. So; I humble request please prepare if you are continually taking the any medicine please. It is very important but our company will provide something first aid kid bag normally as headache, fever, stomach problem as diarrhea, cough & cool some bandage, tape & Diamox for high altitude
sickness in High Mountain
What are the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS)?
Acute Mountain Sickness happens while traveling over 2500 meters refers to the effect of high elevation on our body within a short period. Every trekker must know about altitude sickness when traveling in the high altitude. So it is worthy to use precautionary ideas and tools such as staying dry or getting down from the high altitude. Because of low oxygen, our some part of the body doesn’t work properly while in high altitude. As a result, you might feel problems like nausea, headache, appetite, vomiting, and shortness of breath.
AMS is not explicit, so it can vary from one individual to another. It is a great idea to treat it when any of the side effects show up.
Loss of appetite
Nausea or Vomiting
Fatigue or weakness
Persistent speedy Pulse
Swelling of hands, feet, and face are known as Peripheral Edema.
Tips to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness
In the high altitude, the level of oxygen is decreased and oxygen molecules per breath get lower. It is necessary to get oxygen for the climbing and expedition. If you face a low oxygen level, you have to adjust to breathing.
Acclimatization helps you to let the body adjusts to high elevation. It is mandatory to stay at the place for a day or more for recovering the body. It helps you to make more familiar to the thin air of the mountains.
It is recommended to spend one or two days at the same altitude for every 1,000 meters depends on your health conditions. You must spend acclimatization days while you trek to the Everest Region and Kanchenjunga region.
hydrated by maintaining the water level
The rate of lungs water evaporation is higher at high elevation. Thus, it is necessary to hydrate more. Carry a bottle of water and drink frequently even if do not feel thirsty.
You can maintain the electrolyte level with a sports drink. Such type of drinks helps to maintain your body hydrated by maintaining the water level. It is useful in the case of losing lots of water through respiration.
c) Don’t use Caffeine and alcohol
In Sherpa villages, the local homemade alcoholic drinks and a cup of beer may be very tempting. But, it is best to stay away from caffeine and alcohol in the morning time during your trek.
Caffeine and alcohol consumption at a higher elevation will increase dehydration. You must avoid these things whenever you ascent high elevation. You can have caffeine and alcohol in the low altitude while descending.
d) Slow and steady wins the Race
The other thing to do while you trek is to injure yourself. It is difficult to breathe as you are in high elevation but it is surely wrong to push yourself too difficult situation.
Trekking and climbing is not a race to win. You can walk slow and steady while watching the mountain and lake. The best way to avoid altitude sickness is acclimatization.
e) Make your stomach happy
Nepalese Dal Bhat Tarkari
To produce high energy, we recommended you to eat healthy and energetic food during a hike in the hills. It is recommended to eat about 75% calories with high carbohydrates.
The high amount of carbohydrate and other nutrients like chocolates, juices supplies you constant energy in the trek. High energy diet also helps to avoid altitude sickness.
Medication to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness
You can also use drugs like Acetazolamide to avoid Altitude sickness. You have to use twice a day from days before starting the ascent high elevation.
How to get a visa for Nepal?
All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport, and you can extend your visa at the central immigration office. Visit www.immigration.gov.np
to know more.
The visa application will require a passport valid for at least 6- months and a passport-size photo. The current visa fee costs USD 50 for 30 days, which you need to pay in cash onarrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa.
Some countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan- may not receive an on-arrival visa. If you are from these countries, you may need to contact your local Nepalese embassy.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek we will welcome you and transfer to you hotel.Evening welcome dinner with Nepali cultural dance show.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 : Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) and trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours.
Wake up morning then heading to Airport for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts and loads our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 3 : Trek from Phakding (2,650m / 8,562ft ) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) 5-6 Hours
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 4 : Rest day and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Relaxing day in Namche Bazaar.We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 5 : Trek from Namche (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Tengboche/ Deboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) 5-6 Hours
Today we trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar.The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day’s trekking went. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 6 : Trek from Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) to Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft)4-5 Hours
Wake up early in the moning then having breakfast then trek to Dingboche.From Tengboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 7 : Acclimatization Day- Hike to Nagarjun hill and return: Walking Distance -5 to 6 km, Duration:4 to 5 hours
Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization. We will have a trip to Nagarjune hill to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 8 : Trek from Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft) to Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) 5-6 Hours
Having breakfast then heading to Lobuche.Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits.We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 9 : Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft) - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and back to Gorakshep, Walking Distance - 14 to 15 km, Duration- 8 hours
Let’s experience the most adventurous day.Its a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 10 : Gorakshep-Kala Patthar (5545m/11283ft) then Trek back to Pheriche (4210m/13810ft) Walking Distance-13 to 14 km, Duration-7 hours
Wake up early in the morning then hike to Kalapatthar. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. KalaPatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11 : Pheriche to Namche(3440m/11283)Walking Distance-14 to 15 km, Duration-7hours
From Periche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho, then to Pangboche village. Here is the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a ‘Yeti’, or the abominable snowman. Leaving mountains behind us, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441 meters. We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12 : Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Walking Distance-18 to 19 km,Duration -7hours
Having breakfast then heading to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part and also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 13 : Flight Lukla to Ramechape and Drive back to Kathmandu. 4-5 Hours
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 20 minute scenic flight back to Ramechape. On arrival in Ramechape, we will transfer you hotel in Kathmandu . Relaxing and buy souvenir. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 14 : International Departure/Farewell
On your final day in Nepal, Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Your pick-up time from the hotel will depend on when your flight is scheduled to depart so be sure to make note of the time and be prepared to leave.