When is the Best time to trek to Everest Region?
Best time depends on the traveller’s choice, majority of the travellers choose the pre monsoon (March, April, May) and Post Monsoon (September, October, November).Both of this session have a crystal clear sky with clear visibility of mountain range.
In other hand, if you are a peace lover, don’t want crowed, love the vegetation (flora and fauna) Monsoon (June, July, August) session will be the best for you. But always keep in your mind; you might encounter with blood sucking leeches on the trail.
Similarly, if you love winter want to take bitter cold and see a lots of snow you are always well come in December, January and February.
How Difficult is to Trek Everest Base Camp?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions about the Everest region Trek. Well obviously it’s not that easy like walking in the park or somewhere in the street. We have categorized the trek difficulty level into four levels(easy, medium, Hard and Strenuous)according to the altitude. The most difficult trek is above 4500m above where you need both mental and physical stability. The oxygen level will decrease as you climb higher.so prepare yourself according to the level.
What are the Gears and equipment should I carry?
The Gear and Equipment which you carry plays an important role in the trek. It’s very essential to invest in good and reliable quality of trekking equipment. Always carry the match able clothes according to the weather. Don’t forget to carry water and wind proof wears. Get a good pairs of trekking Boots, power bank, Headlights, and necessary things, the cost will come around USD 400 TO 500.
What are the major attractions in Everest Region?
Everest region is its self a gift of Mother Nature. You can see a diverse vegetation of flora and fauna in the trail. With lots of ethnic diversity, you can experience the culture and festival of Sherpa community. Suspension Bridge with tallest mountain in the world makes you amazed.
Everest Base Camp offers incredible vista of worlds high mountains from:
- Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft)
- Mt. Lhotse(8,516 m-24,940 ft.)
- Mt. Nuptse(7,855m-25,772 ft.)
- Pumori(7,161 m / 25,772 ft.)
- AmaDablam(6,812 m / 22,480 ft.)
- Kangtenga(6,782 m / 22, 380 ft.)
- Tharmarserku( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft.)
- Kwangde(6,011 m / 19,837 ft.)
- KusumKhanguru(6,373 m / 21,030 ft.)
- HolyMountainKhumbi-la(5,761 m / 19,012 ft.)
- Extending to world’s 5th highest
- Mt. Makalu(8,463 m / 27, 766 ft.)
- With Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft)
- LobuchePeak(6,119 m / 20,192 ft.)
- Pokhalde( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft.)
and many other adjoining unnamed peaks in the comfort of nice cozy lodge and Sherpa hospitality.
What kind of food, accommodation,banking facilities we get in the trekking trails to Everest base camp?
Food is not issues, being a popular trekking route you can order according to your wish. Beside this if you want to taste some Nepali food, you can have Nepali Thali which contains rice, vegetable curry, Dal (mixture of beans) and some pickles.
About Accommodation- Hotels, lodge and tea House are available. Most of the hotels and restaurants have Wi-Fi and hot water. If you want to purchase internet data pack you can buy an internet card but that goanna cost you little expensive.
ATMs and Bank are available till Namche bazar; make sure how much cash you want to carry after Namche Bazar.
What is AMS (acute mountain sickness) and what prevention should I take?
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the negative health effect of high altitude. This is caused by rapid exposure to low amounts of oxygen in places of high altitude. The symptoms of AMS may include headaches, vomiting, trouble sleeping, dizziness, tiredness etc. AMS can quickly progress to HAPE- High Altitude Pulmonary Edema which is associated with shortness of breath and HACE- High Altitude Cerebral Edema which in turn is associated with confusion and hallucinations.
- Climb slowly
- Eat crabs
- Avoid Alcohol
- Drink Water
- Take it easy
- Sleep Lower
How Danger is Lukla Airport?
Lukla airport exists at 9500 feet above sea level so there is less room for errors. But if you are an adventure lover you should try once, here the pilot are as experienced as Sherpa climbing Mount Everest.
Can the Domestic Flight to Lukla get deployed or cancelled?
Lukla situated at an altitude of 2860m/9383 ft.so the weather gradually changes sometime and if you are lucky weather can be cleared in two hours otherwise it can be delayed for a day or maybe two days. If somehow your flight gets cancelled, you can plan your flight for the next day and the airlines will definitely help you with the same. If the flight gets cancelled for days on end, you could opt to travel by road to Salleri or Jiri and start your trek from there. If you do this, you will have to add a few extra few days to your itinerary but it will definitely be worth it as you will be doing the classic Everest Base Camp Trek.