Everest, Everest Region and Everest Adventure

Bandhu Ghimire
Bandhu GhimireJun 16th 2024

I have been in the tourism business since 2006, and I often receive similar questions about Mount Everest and its surrounding region. Many people seem confused about various aspects, including Everest itself, the Everest Region, trekking in the Everest Region, the Everest Base Camp Trek, and Everest expeditions. Therefore, I am writing a comprehensive guide covering all of these topics. I hope you find my blog informative and worth reading. I would still love to hear from you and am here to answer all of your questions.

Everyone around the world might have indifferent questions about the enigmatic Mt Everest. I have tried to provide every piece of information, that best describes the mighty mountains and the legacy behind its existence. Besides that all the information described below might be heard, but most of them are unique and interesting.

 

Everest
 

Mt Everest is not only the most revered, but one of the fascinating altitudinal mountain top in the world and it receives a huge crowd of people every year making their way up to climb the summit or trekking to its adventurous base camp.

Where is Mount Everest?

Mount Everest is located in northeastern Nepal and south-central Tibet, in the Mahalangur sub-range of the Himalayas. Considered the "top of the world," Mount Everest stands at a height of over 8,848 meters above sea level.

Is Mt Everest located in Nepal or Tibet?

Mount Everest is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet. Its north face is situated in Tibet, an autonomous region of China, while its south face is located in Nepal. The local name for Mount Everest in Nepal is Sagarmatha, and in Tibet, it is called Chomolungma.

Who named Mount Everest?

Mount Everest was named by the Royal Geographical Society in 1865 to honor Sir George Everest, who was a geographer and the Surveyor General for the British Government.

What is the exact height of Mount Everest?

There were several surveys conducted by the British Government from 1802 to 1947 through their agencies. During the British era in India, different heights were claimed and recorded. Among them, a height of 8,840 meters was claimed by a team led by Andrew Waugh in 1856. In 1955, an Indian survey, conducted closer to the mountain using theodolites, determined the elevation to be 8,848 meters (29,029 feet). This measurement is officially recognized by both the Nepalese and Chinese governments and is widely accepted as the height of Mount Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet).

There have been several other claims ranging from 8,839 meters to 8,850 meters. In May 1999, an American Everest Expedition, directed by Bradford Washburn, anchored a GPS unit into the highest bedrock. They obtained a rock head elevation of 8,850 meters (29,035 feet) and a snow elevation 1 meter (3 feet) higher via GPS. On October 9, 2005, after several months of measurement and calculation, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping announced the height of Everest as 8,844.43 meters (29,017.16 feet), but this has not been officially recognized by Nepal. Geoid uncertainty casts doubt upon the accuracy claimed by both the 1999 and 2005 measurements.

After the massive earthquake of 2015 in Nepal, many people believed the powerful tremors might have altered Everest's height. Official climbers were sent to determine the exact height, resulting in a measurement of 8,848.86 meters. Nowadays, many people refer to Everest's height as 8,849 meters in short.

Where is Mount Everest base camp in Nepal?

Located in the Khumbu region, the Everest Base Camp is near Gorak Shep at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). See this map for further details.

20 Interesting Facts about Mount Everest

  1. Mount Everest was formed about 60 million years ago.
  2. The height of Mount Everest is 8,848.86 meters above sea level.
  3. Winds at the summit can reach speeds of over 200 mph, and temperatures can drop to a freezing low of -80°F.
  4. Mount Everest was first climbed in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary.
  5. In his autobiography, Sherpa Tenzing mentioned that Hillary reached the summit first, but Hillary emphasized that what mattered most was that both reached the summit safely.
  6. There are two main routes to climb Mount Everest: from the north face in Tibet and from the south face in Nepal.
  7. If you want to join an expedition to climb Mount Everest, it will cost you more than $30,000.
  8. Since 1953, more than 4,000 people have reached the summit of Mount Everest, making history.
  9. There have been approximately 300 or more fatalities on Mount Everest.
  10. An unlikely inhabitant of the mountain is a small black jumping spider known to live there.
  11. To everyone's astonishment, Mount Everest is known to grow taller by approximately 4 mm each year.
  12. At the peak, you breathe in about a third of the amount of oxygen you would at sea level.
  13. Mount Everest is almost ten times taller than the man-made structure of Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
  14. Many adventurers have skied and snowboarded down the majestic slopes of this iconic Himalayan Mountain.
  15. Mount Everest was mapped by Google in 2011.
  16. In 2005, a helicopter landed on Mount Everest, making contact with the summit for two minutes.
  17. Both a phone call and a tweet have been made from the top of the mountain. The first phone call was made in 2013, and the first tweet was sent in 2011.
  18. In 1999, Babu Chiri Sherpa spent 21 hours on the summit, the longest stay ever by anyone so far.
  19. It is estimated that about 50 tons of waste are littered on the mountain. Hence, it is now compulsory for every climber to carry down 8 kg of waste during their descent. Failure to do so results in the loss of their deposit.
  20. Last but not least, the most shocking fact about Mount Everest is that it is not the tallest mountain on Earth. It holds the highest point on Earth, but the honor of being the tallest mountain goes to Mauna Kea (10,200 meters), an inactive volcano in Hawaii.                                                                                                                                                   

How to Reach Everest Base Camp in Nepal? 

Here are 4 ways to physically reach Everest:

Mountain Flight:

In addition, you can explore Everest and the surrounding region from the sky. This popular option offers a comparatively cheapest way to see the Himalayas up close. It takes off form Kathmandu Airport and flies beyond the clouds into the Himalayas including Mountain Everest. An hour flight trip, in an early morning, gives you the opportunity of witnessing a close up views of the fantastic snow clad peaks, from the window seat of your plane. It’s a once in a life time opportunity to encounter the iconic mountain by being on top of it. Check this package for further info.

  • Helicopter Tour for Everest Base Camp (Kathmandu-Kathmandu by Helicopter fly)
    • Fly to Everest Base Camp by Helicopter
  • Lukla to Everest Base Camp (Flight+Trekking)
    • Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding
    • Trek to Namchebazar from Phakding
    • Trek to Tengboche from Namchebazar
    • Trek to Dingboche from Tengboche
    • Trek to Lobuche from Dingboche
    • Trek to Everest Base Camp through Gorakshep from Lobuche
       
  • Salleri to Everest Base Camp (Drive+Trekking)
    • Drive to Salleri from Kathmandu
    • Drive to Thamdanda and walk to Puiyan
    • Trek to Phakding from Puiyan
    • Trek to Namchebazar from Phakding
    • Trek to Tengboche from Namchebazar
    • Trek to Dingboche from Tengboche
    • Trek to Lobuche from Dingboche
    • Trek to Everest Base Camp through Gorakshep from Lobuche
       
  • Jiri to Everest Base Camp (Drive+Trekking)
    • Drive to Jiri
    • Trek to Deurali from Jiri
    • Trek Deurali to Sete
    • Trek to Junbeshi from Sete
    • Trek to Nunthala from Junbeshi
    • Trek to Bupsa from Nunthala
    • Trek to Puiyan from Bupsa
    • Trek to Phakding from Puiyan
    • Trek to Namchebazar from Phakding
    • Trek to Tengboche from Namchebazar
    • Trek to Dingboche from Tengboche
    • Trek to Lobuche from Dingboche
    • Trek to Everest Base Camp through Gorakshep from Lobuche
       

Trekking in Everest Region

For more than 40 years or so the Mount Everest region has become one of the foremost centers of Himalayan trekking and mountaineering tourism. Tourism has brought new opportunities for the Sherpa’s who inhabit the area, and many have become affluent through work in the tourist trade and the operation of tourist lodges and other businesses. This economic development has been accompanied by increasing economic differentiation and by a number of changes in local lifestyles as well as by cross-cultural conflicts between tourists and Sherpa’s. Yet, there has also been considerable cultural continuity. Sherpa’s are deliberately maintaining many fundamental values, beliefs subsistence practices, and aspects of their lifestyle. Economic differentiation and out-migration, however, pose potential long-term social challenges.

Here are most popular Trekking routes/packages of Everest Region. Should you require any other information/details please feel free to email me, you have other options to ring or text on WhatsApp or Viber as well.  

Regards,

Bandhu Ghimire

Shepherd Holidays

Kathmandu Nepal

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  1. Everest Base Camp Trek
  2. Gokyo Lakes Trek
  3. Mani Rimdu Festival Trek
  4. Renjo La Pass Trek
  5. Three Challenging Pass Trek
  6. Everest Base Camp, Chola Pass and Gokyo Ri Trek
  7. Everest and Aamadablam Base Camp Trek
  8. Everest Base Camp Trek with Several Retreats
  9. Short Everest Base Camp Trek
  10. Everest View Trek
  11. Everest Base Camp Trek return on Helicopter
  12. Everest Base Camp Trek in Luxurious way
  13. Everest Base Camp Trek from Jiri (without flight)
  14. Everest Base Camp Trek from Salleri (without flight)


How Everest Region become an Epic adventure?

Since time immemorial Nepal, has always been one of the most dramatic trekking paradise for adventurer, nature admirer and travel enthusiast. It proudly hosts 8 out of 14 Eight-Thousander mountains in the world. The untamed and untouched natural beauty, the mixed culture and the thought of trekking to the Everest in itself is awe-inspiring and thrilling.

Everest Region is not just home to tallest mountains in the world but an iconic landmark that holds legacy beyond explanation. It offers unrivaled views of beautiful forests flaunting matchless views, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, foothills and everything in and around this magical sphere of eternity.

Everest exceeds all expectations and beyond and this may be a strong reason for die-hard fan followers that travel far and wide to make history. Here are 5 best reasons why you should set on a journey to the Everest Region of Nepal.

Lukla

Lukla, is a charming, yet a small hamlet situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is the quickest route to Everest Base Camp, but this is infamous and dangerous airport of Lukla. It is situated in a dramatic and striking location. The take-off and landing here are considered a thrilling experience but is scary enough to get a nerve wrecking jitters.

The Sagarmatha National Park

The Sagarmatha National Park is home to the endangered wildlife species of Nepal, and is also listed in the World Heritage Site. This very National park is home to various wildlife that include Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, langur monkeys, Himalayan thars, red pandas, and Himalayan wolves. This is one of the most promising encounters with nature and indifferent wild life species and 118 species of birds which is phenomenal.

The Namche Bazar

The Namche Bazar is the gateway to the Everest, and is an important commercial trading zone since decades. Namche Bazaar is in itself a word that holds lavish accommodations, hotels, and lodges designed for visiting tourist and travelers. It is famous for homemade yak cheese and butter which is processed in an unchanged ancient method as well. Besides that from here the glimpses of the majestic mountains and its surroundings are mind blowing.

Sherpa Community

The Sherpa settlement and the Sherpa community are the lifeline of Khumbu region. For Sherpa communities’ trade is their main source of income in this region. Sherpa people are well adapted with mountaineering and trekking adventure, and this trait has made them popular worldwide. Their culture and lifestyle are intriguing and one of a kind experience. Sherpa hospitality is well renowned in the world.

The Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar is a very popular vantage point that provides striking views of Mount Everest and other mountains. It is the highest point on EBC Trek and thus ascending Kala Patthar is treacherous but exciting and unavoidable. From here the panoramic views of Changtse, Chola, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangteg, Thamserku, and several others are a treat to watch.

 
Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp trekking has been a dream destination and an ultimate adventure destiny for people all around the world. The very thought of attempting EBC Trek is enticing and exciting and brings lots of questions in mind. Besides that people of all ages try and attempt the Everest Base Camp trekking, but some of them are short on time. Shepherd Holidays understands and values your interest so you have several options to conduct your most cherished dream trip. Please contact us to customize your itinerary.

Lifetime experience: Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal

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.

Usually, Everest Base Camp Trek starts with the roller coaster flight to Lukla before entering the Khumbu valley to Everest Base Camp (EBC), but you can conduct Everest Base Camp Trek without a flight. 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 you should be completely fit to adopt the altitude and walk.

If you think, trekking is not your cup of the tea then we have helicopter tour to Everest in ways, a private tour or sharing trip. Beside, you have another option to explore the Everest and other mountains by a mountain flight. Please let me know which one you like to most.

Key Moments of Everest Base Camp Trek 

  • Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla Thrilling Flight: This thrilling flight of just 30-35 minutes, gives you another level of adventure. Lukla airport has been considered as one of the world’s unique airport as it is situated at high altitude and it has really short runway. Lukla is known as the gateway of Everest, though we can reach Everest without flight to Lukla, read more about this. 
  • Himalayan native, Sherpa Culture and Tradition: Know more about native Sherpa at Himalaya and observe their quality warm hospitality, explore their unique culture and tradition, festival, daily lifestyle.
  • Explore Vibrant Namche Bazar: Enjoy at Himalayan town Namche Bazar. Namche is a vibrant town, a historic market and the gateway of Mount Everest and other renowned towered mountains. Explore rich history, culture, tradition and daily life of local people, enjoy with fellow travelers at this typical bustling tiny town. Namche also offers you beautiful decoration of Himalayan vistas.
  • High Suspension Bridge: Feel another level of adventure while crossing high suspension bridges. 
    Everest View Hotel: A record holder Everest View Hotel offers you stunning panoramic views of Everest and Ama Dablam along with other white towered mountains.
  • Thame and Khumjung: Explore the village of Thame, known for its gompa (monastery) and historical significance, and visit Khumjung, a “green village” nestled amidst the rugged landscape.
  • Sagarmatha National Park: Sagarmatha Sagarmatha national park, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home of several endangered Himalayan flora and fauna that include Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, langur monkeys, Himalayan thars, red pandas, and Himalayan wolves. This is one of the most promising encounters with nature and indifferent wild life species and 118 species of birds which is phenomenal.
  • Tengboche Monastery: Tengboche Monastery is the largest and oldest monastery in the Khumbu (Everest) region; you can find you in a deeper peace and relax at this monastery. This is a heavenly place to spend a quality time. 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.
  • Acclimatization at Dingboche Village: Usually, Dingboche is considered as an acclimatization station. This small Himalayan village is unique and rich with several peak/hill stations nearby so they offer a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains, including Makalu (the fifth highest mountain in the world), Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and others. We can explore more about the village and native people enjoying farming and their everyday life.
  • Highest Farm in the World: Explore the unique agricultural practice at Dingboche village, besides hiking at nearby vantage stations. You can discover the unique agricultural practices at this, one of the highest permanent settlements with an active farm in the world.
  • Picturesque view of Gorakshep: Witness the most breathtaking sunrise view at the Himalayas which rays reflect from the mighty Everest and surrounding peaks. Gorakshep is another top, high-altitude settlement in the Everest region, which off course offers you the stunning panoramic views of the towered White Mountains.
  • Everest Base Camp: Enjoy the dream destination, the base camp of Mount Everest, top of the world.
  • Khumbu Glacier: Witness the breathtaking Khumbu Glacier which is the largest glacier in the Himalayas.
  • Kalapatthar a top Viewpoint in Nepal: Kala Patthar, situated at an elevation of 5,550 meters from the sea level; is a very popular vantage point that provides striking views of Mount Everest and other mountains. Enjoy the unparalleled panorama of Everest and surrounding peaks including Changtse, Chola, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangteg, Thamserku, and several others are a treat to watch.
  • Stunning Sunrise from Kala Patthar: Witness the most beautiful, breathtaking sunrise view from the Kalapatthar where golden color paints on Everest and other towered mighty mountains.
     

These four itineraries are the best seller packages of Everest Region.  

  • Everest Base Camp Trek – 15 Days
  • Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek – 18 Days
  • Everest helicopter Tour – 1 Day (6-8 hours trip)
  • Everest Mountain Flight – 1 Day (2-3 hours trip)

 
Some basic information regarding the EBC Trek


Difficulties

This trek ranks moderate to challenging difficulty level.

Don’t worry, you will have well experience and certified ground staffs so they will make your journey comfortable.

Accommodation

You can stay in any types of hotel in cities including Namche Bazar and lodges and tea houses are available during the trek. If you opt for a Luxury Everest Trek, you will have 100% better rooms.

Food and Drinks

You can see menus and can choose what you want to eat in the restaurant or in the lodges, but I would recommend you to have the authentic tasty and healthy food of Nepal which is off course Daal Bhat.

How much does this trek costs?

The price for this trek may vary according to the group size, accommodation, ground service, and mode of transportation, duration and many more. For the Everest Base Camp Trek from 11 days, normal hotels, less ground service to 20 days, best possible hotels, full ground service ranges from USD 900 to USD 3500.

How can I book this trip?

Book here or contact us!

Email:  [email protected]; [email protected]

Hotline: +977 98512 26742 (WhatsApp/Viber/Line/WeChat/Kakao/Botim)

How easy or difficult is the Everest base camp trekking journey?

Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking has always been dream destination for adventure lovers. The question often haunts our minds that how easy or difficult is this trek?

To make it simpler, one must first understand that Mount Everest base camp trek is not a climb! It’s a pure trek and for most parts it’s on mountain paths with gentle gradients. As one moves along a couple of steep sections do exist, but if acclimatized it can be achieved with relative ease. Also one does not require crampons, ropes or any other kinds of technical equipment or hard core climbing or trekking skills. It is a genuine simply and a straight forward trek like other trekking circuits.

The next question that immediately comes to mind is how long does it take, how fit i have to be and what are the dangers if any?

The trek takes 12 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu if you fly into and out of the mountain airstrip of Lukla and take the special route to base camp. There are other start/finish options for the trek such as Jiri, Saleri and Phaplu which are all beautiful, less travelled and take longer.

Well you don’t need to have or possess extreme fitness level for Mount Everest trekking trip. In general if you are able to walk for at least 5 hours a day with a light day pack then you shouldn’t have any fitness issues. Besides that most of the walking is done in the morning and afternoons are for relaxing and mixing and immersing yourself in the culture of the amazing environments that you will encounter throughout this trek.

The common perceptions about the difficulty of the Everest base camp trekking, looks dangerous since we use Everest as a synonym of ‘Hard Work’ or ‘Extreme- Challenging’ but that is not true regarding the base camp trekking!

If you are with a good knowledgeable guide and a well-planned itinerary with rest days and acclimatization there should not be worried about any dangers at all.

Note: Our ground staffs are awesome! They have enough knowledge and experience.

Any questions that are unanswered? Please check this package or reach me thru email or text!

 

Best time for Everest Base Camp Trek

The perfect trail and different combination of nature as season changes, welcomes every trekker throughout the year, however these two seasons are recommended for first timers.

Pre- Monsoon (March, April and May)

January & February: Trekking to Everest Base Camp in January and February is also possible but the temperature remains cool up to -20 to -30 Degree. Due to the cold temperature, you can see very less people at the trail; these two months can be your favorite as you will be offered a clearer view at this time.
March & April: The region will be busier from late March and April. You can see many climbers going to the Everest region so that many animals, porters are also very busy to carry the essential items for the climbers.
May: If you are afraid of cold, you can opt for the Everest Base Camp Trek in May. The weather can sometime be under cloudy but you will have enough opportunity to see the stunning Himalayan beauty.   


Post-Monsoon (Early September to December)

September: Sometime Monsoon remains in its course till mid or end of the September, but warm temperature makes your comfortable hike if you don’t like to trek in winter.
October: October is the busiest month to trek in the Himalayas. Clear good weather is preferred season for most of the trekkers but you there would be little crowds and if you love to trek very peacefully, you need to choose some other months.
November & December: You can expect little bit colder than the October but you can still love this month as the sky remain same clearer and it usually remains the same till mid of December.
 

What makes the month of October one of the best time for Everest Base Camp Trekking?
The month of October brings in lots of promise, delight and grandeur for trekking in the Everest Region. As it falls in the middle of the autumn season, it is one of the best times set perfectly for exploring the ins and outs of the Everest Base Camp Trek in October.

October marks the end of the wet season, giving way to clean weather, and suitable climatic condition. The temperatures in both daytime and nighttime are moderate, suitable and offer clean weather that constantly stays for the entire month. Astonishingly all white snows, rugged landscapes well defined mountain ranges and breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges greet you. Having a clear blue sky up above and under the cool breeze makes your tiring journey much more soothing and relaxed.

All these factors attract and entice foreign tourist and visitors to be in Nepal in the month of October. This makes Everest Base Camp trekking one of the most favored destination, and a popular trekking destination in the world. Adventure seekers trekkers and hikers from all around the world visit Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp for making memories of a lifetime.

There are no hidden secrets for trekking the Everest Base Camp Trek in the month of October as such. However the month of October has a legacy of being the best time to get a desired advantage of gaining only the best out of this trekking journey to the Everest base camp.

Book your seat for this October! :)

 

Interesting Questions – Answers about Mount Everest

It is really a difficult job to answer in a sentence related to Mount Everest as the beauty, nature and features of the Mount Everest cannot just describe through few words. But still I am trying to answer in a short sentence of many questions which are frequently asked by many persons like you. Here you go.

Can you see Mount Everest from base camp?

No, you cannot see the Mount Everest from Everest Base Camp due to other tall mountains in front of you. They block you to see the Everest. You can see the clear view of Everest from other places trekking to Everest Base Camp. One of the perfect places to see the beauty of Everest is Kalapaththar.

Can you see Mount Everest from Kathmandu?

Yes, you can see the Mount Everest from Kathmandu Valley on a clear day. Some pictures were released claiming Mount Everest was seen from Kathmandu while Nepal was fully lockdown due to Covid pandemic. You can see some sight of the Everest from Nagarkot and Chandragiri in Kathmandu valley.

Can you see Mount Everest from Lukla?

Yes, you can see some views of the Mount Everest from Lukla. We offer Everest View Trek for the travelers who are on really short vacation and want to see the Everest and explore more about Everest region and Sherpa ethnic people, their culture, tradition and lifestyle.

How difficult it is to walk to Everest Base Camp?

As it sounds the Everest Base Camp Trek is not difficult. Here are major three facts why the Everest Base Camp Trek is not difficult as you might be thinking.

    • It is not backpacking trek, there are enough lodges for the food and accommodation.
    • Normal itineraries are perfect to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek but you can still make them longer if you wish.
    • There is no issue of getting high altitude sickness since you will trek with other trekkers under guidance of experienced & certified guide of Shepherd Holidays, You will have 2 days for acclimatization in normal 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek. These two days are enough to adjust your body with the altitude; however you can rest more than two days for acclimatization in Himalayas if you want.

Is Everest Base Camp dangerous?

If you compare with climbing any peaks above 5,364 meters of Everest Base Camp, it is exceptionally safe but as Everest base camp is the highest base camp of the top of the world; still there are some variety of risks because of its location and obviously the high altitude. This is the main reason that you have to trek with guide who can read the climate well and the symptoms what your body is performing.

Does Everest base camp trek lose weight?

Definitely, trekking up and down in Himalayas every day for regular 9-20 days (there are different routes) you will may lose 5-10 kg weight.

How can you stay at Everest Base Camp?

If you are trekking to Everest Base Camp, you don’t need to stay at Everest Base Camp. If you still would like to stay at Everest Base Camp, you can stay under tented camp.

Unlike Annapurna Base Camp, there is no option to stay inside the permanent shelter at Everest Base Camp. You can stay overnight at Gorak Shep and trek to Everest Base Camp next day and return back to Gorak Shep.

How Cold Everest Base Camp is?

In Trekking season of winter it gets up around -6°C.

Do you need oxygen for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Normally, bottled oxygen is not required for Everest Base Camp. Two days of acclimatization days are enough to adjust your body with the high altitude for Everest Base Camp Trek. However, supplementary oxygen can be used to reduce the effects of hypoxia.

Is Mount Everest a Volcanic Peak?

No. It does not have any characteristics of a volcano inside Everest.

How to be prepared for Everest base camp trek? /Do you need to train for Everest Base Camp?

NO, but should be fit to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. Here are some ideas for getting fit for trekking for Everest Base Camp.

  • Cardio training to improve cardio durability.
  • Make your legs strength for walking.
  • Building stamina
  • Additionally, you can prepare 4-6 weeks before your trek starts. You can at least hike or walk for long distance for a day every week or daily if possible to train your legs for comfortable walk. You can slowly increase the distance while this training. Daily morning or evening walk, regular exercise at gym or swimming also helps to be fit for the trekking in the Himalayas.

Can you trek Everest base camp without guide?

Yes, you can trek without guide but I recommend you to go for the Everest Base Camp Trek under guidance of Guide or Leader since the climate of Himalayas can be changed frequently and nobody can predict weather and natural disaster as well so a guide will keep you strong, safe, informed as well as he/she will do the needful if the condition turned bad.

What do I need for Everest Base Camp?

Here are Basic Packing list for Everest Base Camp

  • Baggage/Day pack (25–35 liters) with cover
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hiking Boot
  • Camp Shoe
  • Down Jacket
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Waterproof and Windproof Jackets
  • Scarfs/ Neck bands/ Headbands
  • Light and comfortable cloth
  • Cap or Hat
  • Polarized sunglasses with UV protection
  • Drinking bottle
  • Gaiters (during winter)
  • Medicines and Toiletries
  • LED headlamp with extra batteries.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Sports Bras (for ladies)
  • Money


Do I need a sleeping bag for Everest Base Camp?

Yes. Although you can sleep inside the lodge or guest house in Everest region, still sleeping bag is needed to keep you extra warm for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Is Everest base camp trek worth it?

Yes. Definitely YES! Everyone should try to be at the Everest region once in a lifetime as Everest Base Camp Trek is not just a hiking trip, but a pure transformative journey that takes you to the lap of the Himalayas. 


Bandhu Ghimire
Bandhu GhimireJun 16th 2024

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