Feeling exhausted? Planning to make a travel to Nepal once this pandemic Over?
Miles away from your Home & busy lives, Trekking to Everest Base Camp would the best trek for you in 2021.
Hiking to Everest Base camp is the amalgamation of high altitude topographical experience and people’s cultural understanding. Too many superlative activities do make it an exciting prospect of finding the inner self of your traveling desires. From adventure to creation of momentous events EBC trek tops all. The entire trek covers 119 Kilometers from Lukla to Lukla.
Among Many trekking Trails around the Everest Region including some of the Top trekking such as Classic Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak, EBC is one of the popular trails that Journey starts with an adventurous flight to the world’s most extreme airport the Lukla Airport from Kathmandu. From temperate to alpine forests trekkers ascends and descend through the valley of moraines and glaciers. Places like Phakding, Manjo, and Sagarmatha National Park Entrance are covered before halting for acclimatization rest in Namche Bazaar. The place is a thriving town of the Khumbu region in which most of the daily goods of trekkers and locals depend on. A trip to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung during acclimatization would enthrall any individuals for the greater good. Amadablam, Tabuche, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Thamserku, Kwangde and many others dazzle trekkers.
The days will be harder day by day as trekkers ascend higher. Thin air and chilled mountain weather will welcome trekkers. From Namche, the spiritual hilltop monastery village of Tengboche is reached. It is the final destination for Everest View Trek as well. Stupendous scenery of Dudhkoshi Valley and Pangboche Valley have seen either side with Amadablam on the backdrop. The journey further continues towards Dingboche at the foothill of Nagarshan Hill. Trekkers take another acclimatization break on this village either by hiking Nagarshan or Chhukung Valley. The journey from here onwards will be full of moraines and glaciers. The sight of Lobuche, Pumori, Cholatse, and others looms large continuously until trekkers reach Gorakshep passing by Lobuche. Walking through the memorial of legendary mountaineers and rocky rugged moraine beside Khumbu glacier is an act of intrepidity and a test of physical endurance.
Gorakshep is the last village accommodation on the Everest Base Trekking trail. About 2 hours of walking will finally land trekkers to a much-coveted place on earth the Everest Base Camp (5364 m). Gather as many memories as possible and take a plethora of pictures.
You will be blessed to share your story of being at the Base Camp of the Himalayan deity. The early morning hike of Kalapathar (5545 m) is another yet final adventurous push during this trek in Nepal. Get never seen before the sight of sun dazzling the quaint mountains with its golden rays. The journey returns back to Lukla via the Pheriche route.
Check some of the Frequently Asked Questions about Everest Base Camp Trek.
Trekking means walking in a particular area for inquiring, concerning, and enjoying the beautiful natural appearance. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a moderate trek, which is good for those hikers who has hiking experience.
You don’t need to have any special training, however, you have to be able to walk every day for about 5/6 hours. We would like to request you to check your health and consult with your Doctor before your arrival here in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival day at your Hotel in Kathmandu, You will be given a program briefing by a representative or Sherpa Guide.
Please do tell us if you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases.
Fantastic experience from the off with this company. I was provided a Sherpa who met me from Lukla and straight away he was friendly, honest and kind and did everything on my behalf which was a shock! We had endless fun during the trek and the Sherpa would constantly feed me facts without asking as we progressed up the route abut different peaks, the heritage, the Nepalese culture and religious views which was very interesting to learn as it helped me immerse myself into the culture. At the end of every day we would stay at a tea house and again, the Sherpa would do all the arranging of accommodation and even put a menu in front of me and do all the food ordering from breakfast to dinner! The Sherpa provides more than just a tour for you, they are your doctor, teacher and friend and do everything they can to make your trip as enjoyable as possible for you! Highly recommend, thank you for the fantastic experience!
We travelled until Everest Base Camp with Shankar who was, by far, the best guide we ever dreamt to walk with on this occasion. His knowledge concerning the mountains isn't fake and his personality will make you understand how deeply kind he is. The trek was awesome, well handled and guided by him. We felt really safe, considered and we appreciated this feeling of being protected by someone you can rely on at any time. We spent good time together drinking tea, playing cards and laughing all the way long every end of the day. He always had the good pieces of advice, and always been really careful with us (It was the very first time ever my friend and me we were trekking). We had the opportunity to meet the whole staff of the company, and everyone is as friendly as Shankar. They all know their job, and not only work for money but to share their experiment, their knowledge, their feelings. To resume, please give it a shot, You will not be disappointed !
Excellent from start to finish. A seamless experience from arrival to departure. Dipendra was excellent on his communication. He always replied very promptly and with good information. We were always looked after exceptionally well whether in Kathmandu, on the trail or in the tea houses. Our main guide Rajan was so caring and lovely. He always had our best interests at heart. A bit like a mother hen looking after her brood. It was very tough at times, and very cold at nights , some of us suffered at times but with patience and care from Rajan and his team of fellow guide and three porters who were all great, we made it to Everest base camp. Now it was my birthday the day we got to EBC, Rajan had arranged a birthday cake with candles and carried it for two days from the last bakery, what an amazing gesture. Above and beyond the call of duty. A big thank you to all the team. If you want to trek in the Himalayas, look no further these are THE guys to go with.
My husband and I just returned from successfully trekking the EBC with our very knowledgeable guide, Shankar! We trusted his judgment and expertise 100%! His knowledge of the trek itself, history of the region, the mountain peaks and elevations were invaluable. Being that we were older trekkers, we felt well cared for and Shankar always was looking out for us. Shankar, with his experience and relationships with tea house owners, we always had great accommodations in the height of the busy season. I also want to acknowledge the managing director, Dipendra for great communication, his flexibility, his troubleshooting skills, etc, etc. He has a hands on approach to guaranteeing a great trekking experience for you! He was awesome and trustworthy to work with! I also want to give Ramas, our awesome porter a shout out! . He was also trustworthy and very reliable! Couldn’t have done it without him. I highly recommend this trekking company 100% to ensure a great trekking experience for you! You will not be disappointed!
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TOP FAQ ABOUT EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK:
WHAT IS THE BEST SEASON TO DO EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK?
Everest Base camp trek can be done at any month of the year. However, we highly recommend you to do a trek between September and May. Generally, from June onwards until the end of August it’s Monsoon season with lots of rain showers and unpredictable weather.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HIKE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP?
In general, it is 11 Days total hiking from Lukla to Lukla including 2 Rest Days during the trip. (8 Days going and 3 Days coming down.) There is a daily flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. So the total days of trips from Kathmandu to Kathmandu are 12 Days.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE WE GET TO?
Everest Base Camp is located at 5360 meters. However, for those who wish to set their foot on Kalapthhar, you will be reaching 5500 meters and that will be the highest point for you with the best view of Mount Everest. Please do take note that you will not be able to see Mt Everest from Everest Base Camp.
HOW DIFFICULT EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK IS?
It is remarked as a moderate trek which is not very difficult and not also easy. The trail goes slightly up which is easier compare to Annapurna Base Camp.
WHAT IS THE SHORTEST DURATION OF EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK?
If you have limited time, the EBC trek can be shortened to 10 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. However, if you would like to take a helicopter down which can make your trip within 9 days from Kathmandu. It is highly recommended to have 14 Days Everest Base Camp trip if you are able to make it.
IS THERE ANY AGE LIMIT TO DO EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK?
No, there is no age limit but you should be physically healthy, fit, and able to trek.
WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION WE CAN HAVE DURING TREK?
You will have a basic Lodge which is also known as Tea Houses. You will get a private twin sharing room throughout the trek but sometimes at Gorakshep, our last destination can be crowded during peak season. So with limited Tea Houses, it might be chances to share rooms with the others. However, rest assured that we will try our best to provide our clients with the best option.
ARE THERE WI-FI AVAILABLE DURING TREK?
Yes, there is Wi-Fi but not as strong as in the city. You will need to pay extra, USD 3-5 will be charged per device for unlimited use.
WHAT ARE THE MEALS PROVIDED DURING TREK? IS WESTERN FOOD AVAILABLE DURING TREKKING TO EVEREST BASE CAMP?
With Scenic Nepal Treks, you can have 3 meals per day per your choice from the menu. Choices of food run from Nepali, Thakali, Indian to Western.
HOW IS TOILET AND ROOMS FACILITY DURING EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK?
You will have western-style sharing toilets at 80 % of the places. You will have a private twin sharing Room which you will be using with your/Group partner. Please expect a very basic Room with 2 beds.
IS THERE HITTING SYSTEM AVAILABLE INSIDE THE ROOM?
No, you will not have a hitting system in your Room. However, the fireplace is available in the common dining area.
SHOULD I TIP TO GUIDE AND PORTER? IF YES, HOW MUCH IT SHOULD BE?
Tipping is not compulsory, but they do expect it from you. You can give them whatever amount that you feel comfortable with the quality of services they had provided throughout the trek. They sure will be enlightened with the token of appreciation from you.
What we have to pay extra during Trek?
Note: You can buy all the items during the trek at every Lodge we will be staying.
IS DRINKING WATER EASILY AVAILABLE DURING TREK? HOW SAFE IT IS TO DRINK TAP’S WATER?
You can refill your water at the Lodge or restaurant. It is very safe to drink. Optionally you can also have tap water with purification tablets. Refilling water will cost you about US$ 2 to US$ 5.
IS THERE LAUNDRY FACILITY DURING TREK AT HOTEL?
No laundry service during the trek. You may do your laundry at Kathmandu after the trek.
HOW CAN I CHARGE MY PHONES AND CAMERA? IS THERE ANY CHARGING FACILITY?
Yes, you can charge your phones and other gadgets at the tea houses with charges ranging from USD3- USD 5 per device. Normally the charging point is located at the tea house’s reception counter.
IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE ACCLIMATION DAY DURING TREK? HOW MANY DAYS?
Yes, it is important to have acclimation day during the trek. This is to allow your body to adapt to the rising altitude. 2 Days is sufficient for a 12 Days Everest Base Camp trek.
WHAT HAPPEN IF I GET SICK IN THE MOUNTAIN?
General headaches and coughs are very common in the mountain. But if you feel very sick then you have to stop to ascend and proceed to make your way down to lower altitude. The representative of Scenic Nepal Treks will be kept in touch with your guide for the entire trip.
DO I NEED TO BRING MEDICINE FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK?
Yes, we encourage you to bring your own medicine from home like the ones we provide might be different which might not be suitable for you.
HOW OFTEN PEOPLE GET ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Actually, nobody knows who may get altitude Sick because altitude sickness is very unpredictable. Sometimes our Local Guides and Porter also get suffered from it. Let’s say 95% of trekkers do this Everest Base Camp Trek successfully.
HOW DO I AVOID ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
DO I NEED INSURANCE FOR THIS TREK? WHERE I CAN MAKE?
Yes, you need to have good Insurance for trekking. You can buy in your own Country. Please make sure your Insurance Covers Emergency Evacuation and Hospital. A credit card or sufficient cash (approximately USD 3000 - 5000) is required for any emergency evacuation by the Helicopter should the insurance company fails to arrange the Helicopter.
WHAT KIND OF WEATHER CAN I EXPECT DURING TREKKING? HOW COLD DOES IT GET?
It depends on which month you are doing this trek. If you are doing it in winter can be less than -15C outside at night. Daytime is warm while walking.
WHAT IS THE PACKING LIMIT ON THE PLANE TO LUKLA?
Lukla Flight allows you only 11 kg for your bag. So please you can leave all unnecessary kinds of stuff in Kathmandu which you do not need during trekking. The hotel has a store Room.
Equipment & Packing List
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.