Trip Difficulty: Average
Trip Style: Trekking
Transport: Domestic Flight
Food: American Plan Basis
Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge to Lodge
Group Size: 2 - 12
Max Elevation: 5364 M & 5550 M
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. 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 lodges. There is a good lodge on the trek to Everest Base Camp. We, Mera Alpine Treks use the best lodges and hotels to make sure you have the most comfortable experience on your trip to Everest base camp.
Food plays a vital role in learning the culture of the region as well as nourishing you for the long days spent trekking through the mountainous region. Fortunately, for those on the Everest base camp trek can find good food at the local teahouses and lodges. Because the region is remote and all food has to be walked up to the various villages, most meals tend to be made up of non-perishable ingredients. Common food like Dal Bhat and other dishes mentioned on the menu are also available. Similarly, drinking water is easily available everywhere. You can carry reusable water bottle and water purification tablets to double check the quality of waters.
Is Everest Base Camp Trek 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. If you are a traveler without Everest Base Camp Trek you are not complete. Everybody wants to take a glimpse of Everest once in their lifetime and that’s why Everest base camp trek is so popular. The trek to this region has numerous attractions. The trek gets you to the high altitude heart of the great Himalaya. So you will learn to cope up at high altitude. Also, you can build up your confidence to survive at the altitudes and will learn to interact with strangers. If you have any queries regarding the trek, do not hesitate to contact or email Mera Alpine Treks. We will be glad to provide information and outstanding services according to your needs. Thank you.
Do I need Trekking Guide for Everest Base Camp?
Yes, better to trek with guide in Everest Base Camp Trek. We have professional and licenses holder local guide for Everest Base Camp. Sherpa guides can provide facts information of Everest Base Camp Trek. Guide helps to chose best hotel and lodges for comfortable stay. You do not lose the track and feel more secure. Guide will be with you in case you will be sick and if any problem occurs during Everest Base Camp Trek. Mera Alpine Treks guide has already done Everest Base Camp Trek numerous times. Sherpa guide makes your journey more memorable, enjoyable and comfortable.
How long does it take to complete the Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular trekking in the world. Basically, Everest Base Camp trek can be done within 10 days plus arrival and departure day. But it is too tight if you run into altitude snags. It is far better to plan at least 14 days and more if possible. The trek is normally started from the airstrip at Lukla and trek to Namche Bazar to Everest Base Camp to Kala Patthar then back to Lukla. Because of the unhealthy competition in travel market, nowadays, agencies are making short itinerary for Everest Base Camp. In average, that itinerary is not appropriate for all Everest Base Camp travelers.
Is there facility of Wi-Fi internet, device charge and hot shower?
Yes, some lodges and tea houses have free Wi-Fi internet facilities with appropriate charge as per used. Wi-Fi might not work everywhere in Himalayan region. And Mera Alpine Treks advise you not to rely on Wi-Fi during Everest Base Camp Trek and enjoy your trip with nature.
You can charge your mobile phone, camera, and electronic device in Lodges. But you need to carry your device charger. In most of the tea house and lodges, they provide running hot shower facility during Everest Base Camp Trek. Also know that there will be common washroom in the lodge and tea house.
What are the permits needed for Everest Base Camp trek?
Different permits are required before leaving for Everest base camp trek. We need to issue TIMs (Trekkers Information Management System) permit from Tourism Department at Kathmandu, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit at Lukla, and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit at Jorsale. If you trek with Mera Alpine Treks, you do not need to face with lots of problem. You can enjoy your trek as yourself. There is only little difference in cost to go with or without agency. Better to travel with agencies for your own safety.
Is there any chance of getting altitude sickness?
Yes, there is little chance of getting altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a common problem when you trek above the height of 3,000 meter. You will be reaching Kalapathar (5,550meter) during the Everest base camp trek. There is no knowing who will suffer from altitude sickness. So we, Mera alpine treks has designed itinerary carefully concerning your safety first. We have included enough time for acclimatization and rest days to make your body fit at the high altitude. So, you can walk at the heights without any difficulties. We Mera Alpine Treks suggest you to know about High Altitude Sickness Advice.
What preparation should I make before Everest Base Camp trek?
Everest base camp trek is average hard level in difficulty, so prior experience is not needed. But you need to do physical exercise for a month in order to avoid any difficulties while trekking. You have to build up your endurance level and leg power for walking smoothly. An average level of physical and mental fitness will make your journey less stressful and more comfortable. If you have any problems regarding your health, you can ask to your doctor for the right medication. Furthermore, keep your body hydrated and get the best tips available before trekking. And always remember, you are not there for marathon, it’s a hike for several days, so make sure to walk slowly. Slow and steady always wins the race.
What are the things I need to pack for Everest Base Camp trek?
You should bring all your travel documents and clothing as well that are essential for trekking. But please remember that some equipment is not standard for the cold weather temperatures you will face on the trek. Also, if you forget to bring something, you can hire or buy after arrive here. You need to carry a good size of a daypack and porter will carry the bigger packs with your clothes up to 15 Kg. Here, we have a complete list of equipments that are needed for Everest base camp trek.
What insurance should I make for Everest Base Camp trek?
While the trek is not peculiarly dangerous itself, it does make various risks which all need to be considered when deciding on what insurance to buy for the duration of your visit. Travel insurance is must for any travelers tackling the Everest base camp trek as even small injuries can create a nightmare that proves to be quite costly. So, please make sure your travel insurance policy covers all the events and environment associated with the Everest Base Camp trek. Nonetheless, you need to send us your copy of insurance policy or carry it with you while you are on the trip. So to enjoy your trip without any worries, your travel plans should always incorporate with insurance policies.
How Mera Alpine will help you if the Flights get delayed or cancellation?
Domestic flight of Lukla can be delayed or get cancelled due to the bad weather. If such case happens, we Mera Alpine Treks helps to take next possible flight ticket. If your trek is disturbed by flight, you can choose other alternative optional trek in Nepal. But all the decision depends on you.
If you wish to make alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Mera Alpine Treks helps for booking. But you need to pay yourself for extra charges while the flight get delayed or cancelled. But a new thing is, now a day’s, there has been a slight change in flight route schedule. Instead of flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, it takes place on Kathmandu to Manthali, Ramechhap due to the runway maintenance at Kathmandu Airport.