Everest base camp trek
The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most challenging and iconic walks in the world as well as a good opportunity for adventure seekers and those who dream to ascend higher than even clouds.
The trek starts with the roller coaster flight to Lukla before entering the Khumbu valley to Everest Base Camp (EBC). Trekking to the uplands of the world’s highest summit which is known as Sagarmatha in Nepal lies in Solukhumbu district is an entitlement filled with adventure, joys, beautiful sceneries, up close majesty of snowcapped mountains, and creating lifetime memories and experience.
As you already know the elevation of Everest is raised by 0.86m due to a natural upshot (earthquake of 2015) and now its height is 8848.86m officially. The extraordinary inhabitants of the Everest region and the endangered flora and fauna make it more beautiful. Witnessing Buddhist and astonishing Buddhist Monasteries and Gumpas adds the finest flavor during trekking. For this trek, there is no age restriction but recommended for people 13-65.
Trip Height lights
- Mesmerizing Sunrise view from Kalapatthar
- Following the footsteps of Summiteers, 6-7 hours of hike.
- Witnessing Sherpas and their lifestyle
- Varieties of Flora and Fauna
The major highlights and sample itinerary of Everest Base Camp
Let’s provide you with the short details of the major attraction of Everest base camp.
- Everest base camp officially starts when you arrived at TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) of Kathmandu Nepal and a private transfer to your hotel. You can spend the day exploring the UNESCO world heritage site Kathmandu valley or settle last-minute preparations.
- The next day, you’ll fly to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Luka (2840m), which is also known as the most dangerous airport in the world and then you’ll trek downhill to the banks of Dudhkoshi River to Phakding.
- On the third day, you’ll trek to Namche Bazar (3440m), it’s the capital of the Sherpa people.
- 4th day is your acclimatization day
- On The fifth day, you’ll trek to Tengboche, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. On a full moon day in October/November you can enjoy the biggest festival of the Himalayas called Mani Rimdu which offers Tibetan Opera and masked dance.
- 6th day, trek to Dingboche from Tengboche. On the way, you can see the snow tower of mt. Ama Dablam
- 7th day, Acclimatization and exploring the beautiful Dingboche
- 8th day, Trek to Lobuche from Dingboche. The trail ascends to a ridge and the stunning views of Taboche and Cholatse.
- 9th day, Trek to Gorak Shep from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and again back to Gorak Shep. This would be the longest trek but the breathtaking views give you the beautiful smile on your face. After reaching EBC you can witness pleasing mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, and mt. Nuptse from east to west.
- On the tenth day, you’ll trek to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,207ft). you’ll catch the glimpse of the 360-degree view of mountain peaks such as Mount Pumori(7,145m), Mount Lingtren(6,697m), Mount Khumbutse(6,697m), Mount Changtse(7,550m), Mount Lhotse(8,516m), Mount Nuptse(7,861m) Mount Cho Oyo(8,201m) and many more named/unnamed peaks and adjacent views of Mount Everest. The next morning you’ll be rewarded with the most beautiful sunrise view from Kala Patthar in the lap of mountains.
- 11th day, trek back to Namche bazaar (3,440m/11,285ft). sinking along the same trail you climbed.
- 12th day, trek to Lukla (2,845m) from Namche Bazar (3440m)
- 13th day, a 30-35 minutes return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, that would be the farewell to the silent Himalayas. rest of the day you can do whatever your mood demands as you can walk around Thamel (the buzzing tourist destination), or you can visit local markets.
- 14thday, historic Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and post-trek celebration dinner in authentic Nepali cuisine.
- 15th day, departure day, the official end of the trek. Probably, you’ll return to Nepal again for a new adventure. Till then, the unforgettable memories of pleasing Everest Base Camp Trek will be with you.
Some basic information regarding the trek
There could be just two things that can make your trek tough. First, even with acclimatization days, you’re trekking for 6-7 hours a day for at least 7 days. You need to have indurated your body off troop to manage with this.
Second, you may have to face the altitude problems like altitude sickness, vomiting, nausea, fast heartbeat, etc. after reaching to Everest base camp you will have lost almost 50% of the oxygen in the air, which can make the endeavor tough. So, it would be better if you train your body hard before you arrive on your trek to EBC.
Food and Drinks
you can see menus and can choose what you want to eat in the restaurant or in the lodge, but I would recommend you to have the authentic tasty, and healthy food of Nepal which is Daal Bhat, and can resolve your own bill. Here in Nepal, you can have food for very little money at any lodge on a budget of 20$-25$ per day. Mainly, don’t forget to order your food as soon as you arrive at the hotel or lodge as it is conceptual “first ordered first served”.
How much does this trek costs?
The price for this trek may vary according to the group size, and mode of transportation and also depends on the duration of the days but this trek normally starts from 1495 USD.
How can I book this trip?
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