Everest Base Camp Trek is the classic trek of Everest region. It is also one of the most famous treks in the Everest region. You will get to see breath-taking views of Himalayan mountains as well as stunning landscape during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The irresistible beauty of Everest region and joy of standing on the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m) attracts thousands of travel lovers every year from all around the globe. Everest Base Camp will let you witness panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,816 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), and many other mountains.
Along with stunning views of Himalayas, you will also get to see the highest glacier in the world, the Khumbu Glacier. Everest Base Camp Trek includes numerous ascends & descends on steep, rugged, rocky as well as glacial paths. During the trek, you will pass by numerous small picturesque villages, beautiful rhododendron & pine forests, ancient monasteries, and gompas. Everest region is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu. Trekkers will get a chance to experience the tradition, culture, and lifestyle of locals. People here are very kind and welcoming so don't hesitate to interact with them.
Where is Everest Base Camp ?
Everest Base Camp is suited in the Khumbu region of Nepal at 5,364 meters south of the Kathmandu Valley. The region also includes Sagarmatha National Park that is home to numerous wildlife. Fly in the south to Lukla and trek to Namche Bazar in the north. From here, trekking in the north-east, reach Gorak Shep. The trail then takes to EBC slightly in the east and Kala Patthar viewpoint in the west.
Best Time to go on the Everest Base Camp Trek
The best time to go on the Everest Base Camp Trek is from March-May and September-December. The weather is generally clear and presents the best views of the region in these months.
Whereas during the Monsoon (June to mid-September) the region gets foggy and receives rainfall that makes the trail slippery and views unclear. Similarly, in winter, the region receives heavy snowfall making the climate extremely cold and harsh.
Accommodation, Food, and Drinking Water during EBC Trek
You will stay in 2 or 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu and in the guest house during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The rooms will be on twin sharing basis. Also, guesthouse rooms will be small with limited furniture. You will only get breakfast in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. While on the trek the food will be served according to the menu of the guesthouse.
Similarly, drinking water is easily available everywhere. You can carry reusable water bottle and water purification tablets to double check the quality of waters. We highly encourage you not to buy water bottle during the trip as it helps in preservation of the region.
Is Everest Base Camp Trek is difficult?
Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate journey yet few parts of the trail might get challenging. You don't need to have prior trekking experience to do this trek. However, every day you have to trek for around 6 to 7 hours, which does require good physical fitness, determination, and ample stamina.
Achievement after Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek will offer you a lifetime experience. You will be trekking in one of the isolated regions of the world that will allow you to learn survival in the extreme situation. Likewise trekking in the team, you will learn to move as a team player and encourage each other at a hard time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact or email Mera Alpine Treks and Expedition for further information and get outstanding service. Thank you.