Everest Base Camp Trek will present you with captivating beauty of the Himalayan scenery, beautiful rivers, streams, picturesque villages, dense forests of rhododendron, fir, and conifer along with panoramic views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West ( 4,940 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), Khumbutse (6,665 m), Pumori (7,161 m), and numerous other mountains.
Sir Edmund Hillary once stated, "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." You will get an opportunity to forget the daily hustle of your life and immerse yourself in the wonders of this Himalayan region and make life long memories. The divine beauty and irresistible aroma of this region will help you find inner peace and your inner self.
Everest Base Camp Trek landmark
Lukla airport is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world. A thrilling flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla, the starting point of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.
Namche Bazar is the main tourist hub of the Khumbu region. This is also the main and the biggest residence area of Sherpas. Similarly, in Namche Bazar, you will find most of the facilities like WiFi, nice cafes & restaurants, luxury lodges, etc.
Tengboche monastery is located in the Tengboche village. This is the largest and the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. In the monastery, you will get to see ancient sculptures, paintings, antique pieces, and manuscripts.
Located at 5,180 meters, Gorak Shep is the original base camp of Mt. Everest. Later, the base camp got moved to 5,364 meters where it is located right now. These days, trekkers pass by Gorak Shep to reach Everest Base Camp. After exploring the base camp, they drop down to Gorka Shep for a night stay.
Everest Base Camp:
Everest Base Camp in the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). From here, you will get to witness a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Kongde, Lobuche Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. Likewise, you will also see a stunning view of Khub Icefall and other huge glaciers, moraines, and glacial lakes.
Kala Patthar is the most popular viewpoint in the Everest region. From the top of the Kala Patthar, you will get to observe a 360-degree view of Everest. You will also get to see a jaw-dropping landscape view from here.
Everest Base Camp Trek will present to you the ancient and rich culture and tradition of the Sherpa people. People here mostly follow Buddhism. During the trek, you will pass by many monasteries, chortens, gumba, and mani stones that will showcase the cultural richness of the region. Similarly, you will stay overnight in several villages during the trek, which will give you a chance to interact with locals and take a deep look into their unique lifestyles, beliefs, and values.
Khumbu region is mostly dominated by Sherpa people known as the great climbers. Besides them, you will also see Rais, Limbus, Sunward, Manangis, and Lopas also lives in the Khumbu region. Every community has a distinct culture, major festivals, languages, dress, and delicacies.
Everest Base Camp Trek goes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to many wildlife including rare ones like the red panda, snow leopard, etc. Sagarmatha National Park is also part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The national park includes several florae as well. Likewise, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc. The entire region is extremely rich in vegetation. The vegetation ranges from subalpine to alpine zone.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek in the Everest region. The trail includes many ascends & descend on steep, rugged, and rocky path. You will trek through dense forests crossing several streams and rivers, which also makes the trail tiring. Similarly, on average, you will walk for around 6 to 7 hours a day as well. All of these demand strong stamina, high strength, and good health.
For trekking experience, anyone can go on this trek until they are physically fit means prior trekking experience is not necessary. However, make sure to go on a few short hikes before the commencement of the trip.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention:
Everest Base Camp Trek 14-days is a journey to a high altitude. High altitude trips always carry the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness. Every day elevation will increase making the air thinner and thinner, which welcomes frequent exhaustion and altitude sickness. However, with enough acclimatization day in between the trekking period and proper guidance, one can easily complete this trek. Also, keep yourself hydrated. Drink enough water during the trek to avoid altitude sickness. In case you feel difficulty breathing inform your guide right away so that he can take proper measures on time.
Transportation and Bag Pack:
Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will begin trekking towards Everest Base Camp gradually through villages like Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche.
Below is the list of things that you should carry during EBC Trek:
- T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear).
- Thermal Wears.
- Breathable Underwears.
- Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks.
- Insulating Jacket.
- Rain jacket.
- Warm woolen Gloves.
- Sun hat/woolen hat.
- Sleeping bag.
- Trekking Pole.
- First aid kit.
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc).
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc).
Food and Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trek:
Over the years, the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail has received many trekkers resulting in the opening of many lodges and tea houses. The rooms will small and on a twin-sharing basis. You can find a comfortable bed and hot shower along with common bathrooms. Moreover, you can also find a WiFi facility in many places, but the network is not strong enough. In terms of food, you will widely find Dal Bhat and Sherpa cuisine. Food like momo, Chowmein, Thukpa, pizza, sandwich, bread, bars, tea, coffee, and other beverages can also be found in some places.
In the major cities, you will be staying mostly at either a 3-star hotel or a 5-star hotel as per your budget. These hotels have their restaurants, which means that you don’t have to worry about eating elsewhere. You can also explore around and dine in numerous restaurants & cafes that are available out there.
Best Season to go on Everest Base Camp Trek:
Spring (March to April) and Autumn (late September to November) is considered the best time to go on Everest Base Camp Trekking. This is the best time of the year to travel to this region of Nepal as the views clear and fantastic. Moreover, the weather is neither too cold nor too hot, perfect to traverse.
Likewise, Monsoon (June to mid-September) is not a preferable time to go on trekking in the Everest region. The rainfall makes the views unclear and the trail also becomes slippery & full of insects.
However, in Winter (December to February), people do go on trekking in this region, especially photographers as this is the best time to capture the surreal views of the Himalayas. But, with excellent views comes harsh cold and heavy snowfall.
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Everest Base Camp Trek Cost varies with the company you are traveling with. EBC Trek ranges from budget-friendly to luxurious as per the facilities you will be receiving during the trek. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition runs a wide range of Everest Base Camp Treks that surely will fit everyone's needs. With us, you will find the most affordable cost for this trek as well as the most expensive ones.
The cost will include all necessary permits, food & accommodation during the trek, first aid kit, and expenses of guides & porters. For more detailed information, you can check our cost includes and cost excludes part. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition is glad to present you our Everest Base Camp Trek for 14-days. We will make sure, with us, you are enjoying every moment of the trek. For any further information, feel free to contact us anytime.
- Make sure to carry insect repellents and table salts.
- Collect enough information on the weather and temperature.
- Get yourself a nice map.
- Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily.
- Walk slow and safely.
- Take out insurance that will cover any emergency evacuation and property loss.
- Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way.
- Pack light.
- Do not get obsessed over network and the internet; spend time in nature.