Everest Base Camp Trek offers a once in a lifetime experience to trekkers and proves to be an iconic trip to the Himalayas. Everest base Camp Trek is exactly the route that has been used by scores of famous mountaineers during their expedition adventure to the highest point on earth. Although this is a quite crowded trekking route, thousands of trekking aspirants want to be on this route to be at the Base of the Mt. Everest and experience the joy of seeing the highest mountain peak in the world along with other numbers of gigantic peaks.
Several suspension bridges, prayer flags, main walls and monasteries in addition to the magnificent mountains that come across the trail add to your trek experience. A closer look at the Sherpa lifestyle... living in a higher Himalayan region with their distinct culture is an attraction to the trip.
The real thrill of the adventure begins with the flight to Lukla. The flight along the Himalayan peaks crossing various dotted settlements, forests and streams is really adventurous. The overall experience of this trekking tour to the Everest base camp is inexpressible in mere words. It’s a simply wonderful feeling that stays with you for a lifetime.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a fantastic experience that takes you to the highest peak in the world. The 17-day itinerary starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From there, trekkers will pass through stunning mountain scenery on their way to Phakding (2690 m/8825 ft). The following day, the hikers will continue their journey, stopping at Namche (3440 m/11,286 ft) for the night.
On day five, trekkers will take an excursion to the Everest View Hotel (3880 m/12565 ft) for stunning views of the Himalayan range. Trekkers will then continue to Tengboche (3860 m/12,664 ft) the following day and Dingboche (4410 m/14,468 ft) the day after that.
On day eight, hikers will head to Chukung (4710 m/14468 ft) before returning to Lobuche (4910 m/16,108 ft) the following day. Day ten will be spent trekking to Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,598 ft) and then back to Gorakshep (5164 m/16,942 ft).
The next day, hikers will make their way up to Kalapatthar (5545 m/18,192 ft) and then trek down to Pheriche (4371 m/14340 ft). On day twelve, the hikers will trek back to Phortse (3800 m/12467 ft) and then the following day, to Monjo (2835 m/9301 ft).
The trek will then continue to Lukla (2840 m/9317 ft) before the group returns to Kathmandu (1300 m/4265 ft) by plane. The last two days of the trip will be spent sightseeing in Kathmandu, visiting hidden places and Durbar Square before departure.
The best season for trekking to Everest Base Camp is typically considered to be the spring (March-May) and the fall (September-November).
During the spring season, the days are warm with clear skies and excellent views of the mountain. This is the most popular time for trekking as the weather is generally pleasant and there are fewer chances of rain. Additionally, the blooming rhododendron forests provide an amazing backdrop of color.
The autumn season also offers pleasant weather and clear skies, although temperatures are slightly cooler. This is a great time for trekking as the mountain views are still clear, the trails are less crowded, and the weather is more predictable.
Regardless of the season, trekkers should be prepared for varying weather conditions. Temperatures can drop quickly and the weather can change suddenly, so it is important to pack appropriate clothing and gear. It is also important to remember that the higher altitudes can be more challenging and require more acclimatization.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek that requires a lot of physical and mental preparation. The average length of the trek is 17 days and it involves hiking for up to 8 hours a day with a full backpack. The trail is steep and rugged and at high altitudes, the air is thin and the climate harsh. It is important to be prepared for the physical demands of the trek and to have a realistic expectation of the conditions.
The most challenging part of the trek is the altitude. You will be trekking up to 5,545 meters (18,192 feet) to reach Everest Base Camp. At this altitude, the air is thin and the temperatures can be extreme. Symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue are common. It is important to take precautions such as drinking plenty of fluids and acclimatizing properly to avoid the effects of AMS.
The terrain of the trek is also difficult. The trail is steep and rugged, and navigating it can be challenging. Rocks and boulders line the trail and the footing can be slippery. You will also be crossing several high passes where the terrain is even more difficult. It is important to have a good level of physical fitness and be prepared for the challenging terrain.
Everest base Camp Trek accommodation offers a range of lodging options for trekkers. Accommodations range from simple teahouses, the most common type of lodging along the trek, to luxury resorts in the Khumbu Valley. Teahouses are the most popular accommodation for trekkers, and offer basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and a shared bathroom. Many of these teahouses also offer hot meals, snacks, and drinks. Lodging in luxury resorts can provide a higher level of comfort and amenities, such as private bathrooms, hot showers, and air-conditioning.
Everest base Camp Trek is a challenging trek, and trekkers should be prepared to camp along the route. Camping on the trek provides a unique experience and allows trekkers to experience the beauty of the region. Trekkers can either bring their own camping gear or rent gear from our store. Camping is generally restricted to designated areas to protect the environment.
No matter what type of accommodation is chosen for Everest Base Camp Trek, it is important for trekkers to be prepared for the cold temperatures and strong winds that can occur at high altitudes. Trekkers should bring warm clothing, a sleeping bag rated for cold weather, and a reliable light source such as a headlamp or flashlight. Trekkers should also bring plenty of water, snacks, and a first aid kit.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, where you will be greeted by our friendly representative and then we transfer to your pre-booked Hotel. Finish the check-in formalities and then go for a good rest. Depending upon your arrival time, you can take short walking tour around the Thamel – the bustling tourist town of Nepal. Thamel offers all services to tourists including world-class dining experience, Banks, Money changers, ATMs, Supermarket, Gear shop and others. In the later evening , we assemble you to our office for a trip briefing meeting. Overnight in hotel. If your arrival is late today, this tour and trip briefing will be shifted for tomorrow.
After breakfast, you set out for acclimatizing hiking. First, visit around Namche Bazaar – to the top of Namche where Sherpa Museum is located. You will then visit the Sagarmatha National Park’s headquarter from where the breathtaking panoramas of the mountains. The peak you can view includes Mt. Everest (8,848 m /29,029 ft), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m/ 27,940 ft), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ 22,349 ft), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m/ 21,680 ft), Kantenga (6,782 m/ 22,251 ft), Cho-Latse (6,440 m/ 21,128 ft), Tawache or Taboche (6,542 m/ 21,463 ft), Kongde Peak (6,187 m/ 20,298 ft) and others. If you are still energetic and want to go higher then we hike up the Syangboche Airport (Old Airport) and Everest View Hotel. You can enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayan panorama from this high hill-top. The luxury Hotel located at an altitude of 3880 m offers tea/coffee for the trekkers as well, if you want to rest. From here, you can decide to return back to your Hotel the same way, or make a trip to the biggest Sherpa village in Everest region - Khumjung village, where the Hillary school sits. Back to your Hotel in the later afternoon, and Overnight local lodge.
Today you are spending another day of acclimatization. After breakfast, walk to Chukung valley along the Imja River upwards. The trail is scenic with the view of Lhotse Shar’s massive south wall and Amadablam on both sides and Island Peak straight ahead. Enjoy lunch at Chukung and return back to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight local lodge.
This day is comparatively short and rewarding day. Phortse is a Sherpa village, off the trail to base camp that remains less explored. Explore the unique cultural identity and spend night in this village at a local lodge.
After breakfast, we trek all the way to Namche Bazar for lunch. Then we trek down the trail reach Monjo. The trekking is steeply down routed. We spend our night at a local lodge in Monjo.
We take a flight to Kathmandu. The flight will be an adventure and thrill in itself given the landscape. Heading towards Kathmandu valley will bring changes in air and leave mountain fresh air back, but you get to rest your body after a long trek. You will get good food after weeks of meal in the Himalayas. We transfer you to hotel and leave you for the day to explore nearest market and relax. You will spend the night at hotel.
This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. There are various selections and brands that you can choose as per your interest. All required trekking equipments can be bought or even hired easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Lower Body – Legs
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
I had the most amazing experience on my Everest Base Camp Trek with Mountain Delight. From the moment I arrived, I was taken care of by their amazing staff, who were always ready to help and answer any questions I had. The trek itself was spectacular, with lots of amazing views and experiences. I was so impressed with the level of professionalism and care that the guides, staff and porters provided. Every aspect of the trek was taken care of and I felt safe and secure at all times. I would highly recommend a trek with Mountain Delight and will definitely be using them for future treks. Five Stars!
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