Everest Base Camp is the sensual trekking site of Nepal. The Everest Mountain region is considered the most famous trekking destination in the world. Everest Base Camp trekking introduces trekkers to an exceptionally well-balanced ecosystem and experiences the beauty of Nature at its real best. Everest trekking is the most fascinating trek in the eastern region of Nepal. The beautiful ecosystem, heartwarming scenery of mountains and diverse cultures and traditions of the villages really welcomes the soul of the trekkers. Everest Base Camps trekking gives the experience of the fabulous windy environment.
The iconic Everest Base Camp trekking route begins after flaying to one of the most adventurous and dangerous airports of the world –Lukla airport. The trekkers are welcomed by the Himalayas ranges and cool breezy environment. Everest Base Camp trek lets the trekkers live and enjoy the traditions and culture of ethnic Sherpa village all the way to base camp.
Cherishing the alpine vegetation with forests of rhododendron and oak and the immense refinement of the Sagarmatha National Park while simultaneously providing thrillingly beautiful glimpse of 4 highest peaks in the world – Mt. Everest (8.848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters), Mt. Makalu (8,470 meters) and Cho Oyu (8,201 meters) throughout the trek. The suspension bridge, exquisite horizon and the local women and children on their traditional attire on the way take the soul of the trekkers.
The Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking
As Everest Base Camp trekking begins from the most popular hideaway Namche Bazaar and the historical trading hub of the Himalayas, the Sherpa capital the gate of Mt. Everest. This town gives the pleasant vibes of being enclosed by mountains. The mountains are Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhoste, Kongdi RI, Kusum Kanguru, and the Mt Everest.
After the flight to Lukla, actual spiritual hiking begins for the glorious Himalaya- Everest. Hiking and blending with nature for at least 3-4 hours trekkers arrive at Phakding. The hotels at an altitude of 3,962m outfitted the mesmerizing Everest view. The night close to the mountains and stars is none less than paralyzing in heaven.
The next day hiking begins through Dudh Koshi and Imja River valley and reaches at Tengboche after 5 hours walk. Tengboche monastery is one of the most spiritual hubs and oldest Buddhist monastery of Khumbu. The dazzling allure view of Ama Dablam and Everest is mesmerizing. Trekkers visit Kala Patthar, a vantage point. It presents an amazing panoramic view of Everest massifs. The trek starts early to onlook the spectacular sunrise in-between the Himalayas. This glimpse gives the excitement of breathing on the top of the world.
After enjoying all the goodness, the hike begins to reach Chhukung and again back to Dingboche. The trek moves ahead to Chuukung through the Kangmala pass to Lobuche. Hiking for the 5 hours, trekkers enjoy the night with local food and locally available wine.
The treks move ahead to reach the Base Camp of the world’s highest mountain and the trek lead through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. This Park lets the trekkers be close with some of the endangered animals like musk deer, red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan monal martens and more. Finally, the trekkers arrive at the world’s most fascinating trekking destination the Everest Base Camp. Enjoying all the beauty and living there for a while trekkers back to the Gorak Shep. After hiking for 8 hours, trekkers take rest and enjoy the local meal. The next day onwards the hiking beings and continue to hike up to Kalapattar.
Enjoying all the nature & clouds and frizzy & windy environment trekkers back to Dzongla. The trekkers are enjoying the night with the local songs and wine. Next day footsteps beings with all the joy and snow all around and waking through the Cho La Pass trekkers arrive at Thangna. With next sunrise, trekkers hike to reach the Gokyo Lake.
After the Gokyo night. Trekkers move to Renjola pass to Lungdel. After the peaceful night, the next day wonderful hiking start to reach the Thame. As the trek begins its complete trekkers’ wish to reach if they wish to reach the Namche or Phakding. Enjoying the extraction of localities the whole night, the next day hike begins to reach Lukla.
Enjoying and seeing the Himalayas for one last time and breathing the fresh cold air on the Lukla on that day, next day trekkers return back to Kathmandu in the morning. Eyes full of mountain and heart full of memories, for a lifetime.
Everest Base Camp Trek Outline Itinerary
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu||1400 m / 4593 ft|
|Day 2||Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding||2651 m / 8697 ft||35 min + 3 hr|
|Day 3||Phakding to Namche||3440 m / 11286 ft||5 – 6 hr|
|Day 4||Acclimatization Day in Namche||3700 m / 12139 ft||4 – 5 hr|
|Day 5||Namche to Tengboche||3956 m / 12979 ft||5 – 6 hr|
|Day 6||Tengboche to Dingboche||4380 m / 14370 ft||4 – 5 hr|
|Day 7||Acclimatization Day in Dingboche||4380 m / 14370 ft||3 – 4 hr|
|Day 8||Dingboche to Lobuche||4938 m / 16200 ft||4 – 5 hr|
|Day 9||Lobuche to Gorakshep||5160 m / 16929 ft||2 – 3 hr + 4 hr|
|Day 10||Gorakshep to Pheriche||4371 m / 14340 ft||4 hr + 4 hr|
|Day 11||Pheriche to Namche||3440 m / 11286 ft||6 – 7 hr|
|Day 12||Namche to Lukla||2860 m / 9383 ft||7 hr|
|Day 13||Lukla to Kathmandu||1400 m / 4593 ft||30 min|
DIFFICULTIES OF EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING
Everest Base Camp trekking is for everyone. One shouldn’t be a professional to enjoy the trek. Even the newest can take this adventurous trek. An average person with an average fitness level can enjoy it. As the trek is quite long so one should be physically and mentally prepared for this and should be strong enough to take a little bit risk on the way and can tackle the various small problems or difficulties that may arise on the way quickly.
We strongly recommend stamina building exercises like running, cardio and swimming. And some self-motivation for the mental balance during the trek. This allows the body to adapt and sustain the energy level while trekking. Our professionals will purse the trek to the utmost caution and safety. The consistency is the key during the trek so you will trek in slow and steady and taking lots of breaks and we strongly recommend the more liquid to keep your body hydride and to boost your energy.
BEST TIME FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING
The best time for Everest Base Camp trekking depends on the experience and choice of the trekkers. As you enjoy more snow then winter is perfect and as you enjoy the blend of green fresh forest, little bit rain and snow then spring and summer can be best for you.
EBC trek is doable in all the seasons with our professionals. But we recommend spring and autumn seasons as these seasons are comfortable for trekking as well as has a moderate climate. Everest Base Camp trek is the most fantastic trek destination of the world and decent wisdom of each trekker. As you love to visit you may arrive anytime soon because the mountain stays there to welcome you anytime and never disappoint you.