Nepal has the ability to provide you with any type of trek suitable for you depending on the length of trek and the motive. Among all those, Everest Base Camp trekking (EBC) falls under top trekking destinations in the world, providing you with life-altering and magnificent Himalayan experiences.
The trek to Everest Base Camp requires a steady pace and enough acclimatization that is our focus. Since Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first successfully climbed the mountain (8848m) on May 29th, 1953, many adventure-seeking tourists follow the trail. Everest base camp trek is suitable for any and every age group as there are different routes and travel styles to choose from. Though the trek starts from Jiri, nowadays it is easier to start from Lukla and end in Lukla.
After trekking through the panoramic villages and being familiar with the Sherpa. The way of life and passing the Dudh Koshi River and the trek also provides with some resting periods to get used to the climate. The Everest Base Camp Trekking is a kind of preparation before actually ascending the Mt. Everest as it involves going through extreme weather conditions and similar challenges. Like any other Everest related trek, you take a flight to Lukla after a day rest and sightseeing in Kathmandu. Since flights depend on weather conditions, helicopters are available for luxury-seeking trekkers.
Everest Base Camp Trekking routes
Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla, the trekkers’ junction point; where there are hubs to see, eat and shop. Another important place of EBC Trek is Namche; from there, a monastery also called Dawa Choling Gompa, at Tengboche, Khumjung (3867m). Which welcomes you to get familiar with monks daily routine and their culture. Places like Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorekshep are also worth visiting because of the hospitable service that the villagers provide.
When you reach Everest Base Camp, the place Kala Patthar awaits with astounding scenes of snowy peaks of Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself. The view looks better in the winter season or just after the summer ends.
Accommodations in Everest Base Camp Trek
There are two types of accommodation style in Everest Base Camp Trek. The first one is normal Everest Base Camp Trekking and the second one is Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek. In normal Everest Base Trekking package, we will provide three-star category hotels in Kathmandu. In the trekking area, we will provide the best available lodge with attached bathroom and hot shower. Some of the trekking area you may share your room and the toilet and bathroom are common.
Meals during Everest Base Camp Trekking
During Everest Base Camp Trek, we will provide typical Nepalese dishes like dal (soup made of lentil), Bhat (rice) achaar (pickle), Tarkari (vegetable curry), Momo (dumpling), Dhindo (typical Nepali food), Chowmin etc. You can also enjoy with international cuisines like Tibetan, Indian, Continental and Italian as per your choices. We also provide Hot Chocolate, different types of bread, local and imported drinks, and snacks. Breakfast and dinner will be served at lodges or teahouses where you spend the night. As per the lodges or teahouses menu, we will serve breakfast. Normally during your trekking continental and American breakfast will be served and Buffet breakfast will be served in Kathmandu. Welcome or farewell dinner and all breakfast are including in your normal Everest Base Camp Trekking package and in Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, all meals are included as per your interest.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek and it is suitable for enthusiastic hikers. The hiker must able to walk at least 5-6 hours per day with their light bag. In some days you need to walk 8-9 hours. You can see the detail in our itinerary. Hiking at higher altitude is more challenging than lower altitude; however, if you have good health with average physical fitness, optimistic towards hiking, strong strength of mind, you can finish this trek successfully. Technical skills and past experience are not required for this trek. However, jogging, simple exercising is highly recommended before 2 weeks if you have not previous hiking experience.
If you have a heart problem, lung and blood diseases you need to consult with your doctor before this trek. Also, if you are elder or children, if you have poor physical fitness and still you want to trek in Everest Base Camp, you need to customize this trek. Please feel free to detail about you; we will provide customized trekking package for you and we will try our best to make your trek memorable and successful.
Best Time for the trek to Everest Base Camp
The best time for Everest Base Camp Trek is autumn (September, October and November) and spring (March, April and May). These two seasons the weather is sunny and warm and high possibility to see the clear mountain with your fresh eyes. In high altitude, nights is clod in all season. In winter (December, January and February) cold is the big issue for a trekker. Other parts are quite good. EBC Trek in summer (June, July and August) or monsoon will be affected by rain; but this season trekking is best for a botanist. Everest Trekking routes are crowded in the autumn and summer; but during winter and summer, the trekking routes are not packed.
You can add this EBC Trek with other tour and trekking packages. For more information, you need to click here for other tour package and click here for other trekking packages. You need to fully equip to complete this trek. For trekking gear list, please click here.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary & Other Details
|Max Altitude:||5545 Meters|
|Accomodation:||Three Star Category Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast|
|Meals:||Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking|