• Modified on Jan 25, 2022

Explore the wonders of the Everest region, come face to face with some of the highest mountains in the world, experience-rich Sherpa cultural heritage, and spend nights in picturesque villages during the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days. - #Sceninepaltreks

Everest Base Camp Trek in May

Thousands of Thousand Hikers from around the world do Everest Base Camp Trek each Year. Getting at the Base of the World’s Highest Peak Mount Everest offers you an Experience of a Lifetime. Explore the breathtaking views of Mt. Amadablam also known as the “Mothers God”, Everest Views itself and amazing Sherpa People and Culture make your trip very unforgettable.  

The month of May is a good month to do Everest Base Camp Trek. May is also considered the beginning of the climbing season in Nepal. At Everest Base Camp (5,360 m), you will see hundreds of hundreds of climbers on their camp and preparing their expedition to Everest. Sametime if you have a few more days ( 17 Days ) Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lake is also one of the popular hikes. May is the best time if you like to avoid very cold and snowfall but you still get to have an experience of walking at Snows.

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On the way to Everest Base Camp 

 

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Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in May:

  • Above 2800 to 3000 meters 12C to 15C to (Daytime), 5C to 7C ( Nighttime)
  • Above 3000 Meters 10C to 15C (Day time), -10C to 5 C ( Nighttime)
  • At Everest Base Camp: -15C to -5 C

Lukla Flight Cancelations and Delayed:

In general, May is considered one of the best times to do Everest Base Camp Trek. Mostly Sky is cleared and flights to Lukla is on time. Therefore May is Good time to avoid Flight Cancellation and delay as well.

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Everest Base Camp 5360m 

Best Program to Everest Base Camp in May:

Our 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best-hiking programs which includes 2 nights in Kathmandu and 11 Nights in Mountain. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be met by one of our representatives and take you to the hotel, meeting with Guide and Program Briefing. Therefore from your arrival to Kathmandu till departure from Kathmandu, you will be accompanied by our Sherpa Guide and Office Representative.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a moderate trek, which is good for that hiker who has hiking experience. You don’t need to have any special training, however, you need to be able to walk and be physically fit.  Please do tell us if you have any preexisting medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases.

Meals:

During your trek, your food will be served with a menu, where you can ask yourself. In the program, we have included your Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. For the Food, you will get all dishes including Nepalese and Western. However, in Kathmandu, only breakfast will be included.  

Your Guide and Porter Arrangement 

For us, the most important thing of the entire trip is to provide the best holiday experience full of safety. You will be walking with Your Sherap Guide and Porter. And a number of porters will be defined as per the number of members in your group. In general, 1 porter carries 2 person bag which will be between 20-25 kg in total.  If the number of people goes above 8, we will also provide you assistance Guide. However, Porter is optional for you.

Insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek:

It is very necessary to have Insurance to attend this trek. You need to have Trekking insurance which you can buy in Your Own Country.  Please make sure Your insurance will cover all your expenses such as Air Ambulance, Helicopter Rescue, and treatment Costs.

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Shoes for Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlights:

  • Local Town of Namche bazaars - a Popular Sherpa People Town
  • Panorama view from Syangboche including Mt. Everest 8848m
  • Sherpa people and culture
  • Closed view of Thamserku, Amadablam & Pumori
  • Sunrise view from Kala Patthar including breathtaking views of Mt. Everest
  • Everest base camp an altitude of 5360m
  • Khumbu glacier, one of the biggest glaciers in the Himalayas

 

Package to Everest Base Camp Trek in May:

Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu 

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours

Day 04: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5- 6 hours

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours

Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization

Day 08: Dingbouche to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft): 4km, 2 - 4 hours

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pherice (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hours

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 14: Final Departure

Find More Details here: 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

 

Trekking Checklist:

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also, understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Head:

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body:

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands:

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body:

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet:

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

Sleeping:

  • 1 sleeping bag 
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag if you are having Porter  ( Scenic Nepal Treks will Provide you)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

 

Dipendra Phuyal

Dipendra Phuyal

I, Dipendra is an Adventure Specialist and founder of Scenic Nepal Treks and working in Mountain Travel and Tourism for more than a decade.

I have been leading different Hiking groups from all around the World to the Himalayas including Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and many more.  Follow  me for my adventure on Facebook and Instagram